SOURCE: Bio-Rad Laboratories

Bio-Rad Laboratories

November 03, 2015 16:15 ET

Bio-Rad Reports Third-Quarter 2015 Financial Results

HERCULES, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) (NYSE: BIO.B), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, announced financial results today for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Third-quarter reported revenues were $470.0 million, a decrease of 11.4% compared to $530.6 million reported for the third quarter of 2014. On a currency-neutral basis, quarterly revenues decreased 2.2% compared to the same period last year. Third-quarter gross margin increased to 56.1% compared to 54.4% during the same quarter in 2014. The year-over-year increase in gross margin in the third quarter compared to the same period last year was primarily due to a more favorable product mix as well as the consolidation and closure of certain facilities and product lines in 2014. 

Net income for the third quarter was $17.4 million, or $0.59 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared to $11.5 million, or $0.39 per share during the same period last year. The increase in net income for the third quarter of 2015 was primarily the result of the absence of a nonrecurring expense of $12.1 million. 

Year-to-date revenues were $1.45 billion, a decrease of 8.1% compared to $1.58 billion reported in the first three quarters of 2014. Adjusting for the impact of currency, year-to-date revenue growth for the first nine months of 2015 was 1.2%.

Year-to-date net income for the first three quarters of 2015 was $63.6 million, or $2.17 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared to $49.8 million, or $1.71 per share reported during the same period in 2014. The year-over-year increase of net income resulted primarily from several discrete items including the absence of nonrecurring expenses of $20.1 million accrued during the same period last year. This was partially offset by an increase of $7.6 million of expense reflecting the revaluation of contingent consideration for certain acquisitions, $3.3 million of bad debt expense, and a one-time distributor termination expense of $1.9 million. The effective income tax rate for the first nine months of 2015 was 31% compared to the tax rate of 42% during the same period in 2014. The lower tax rate in 2015 was primarily due to a decrease in tax reserves as a result of the expiration of statutes of limitation. The higher tax rate in 2014 was primarily due to losses incurred in foreign jurisdictions and nondeductible penalties. 

Life Science
The Life Science segment net sales for the third quarter were $150.4 million, a decrease of 13.0% compared to the same period last year. On a currency-neutral basis, the Life Science segment sales were down 5.9% compared to the third quarter of 2014. The currency neutral sales decrease was somewhat offset by growth in Droplet Digital PCR products, the V3 Western Workflow western blotting portfolio, and iQ-Check® food science products. The currency neutral sales decrease was primarily in the U.S. and Asia, while sales in Europe had modest growth.

Clinical Diagnostics
Reported net sales for the Clinical Diagnostics segment in the third quarter were $316.2 million, a decrease of 10.9% compared to the third quarter in 2014. On a currency-neutral basis, the Clinical Diagnostics segment sales were relatively flat, decreasing 0.5% versus the same period last year. The segment achieved good overall sales growth in North America. Sales of quality control products were strong worldwide. Offsetting this was continued weakness in European markets, which are still experiencing consolidation and pricing pressures. In July, Bio-Rad announced that it had received U.S. Food and Drug Administration pre-market approval to offer its BioPlex® 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay, the company's 5th generation HIV diagnostic test. Also during the quarter, Bio-Rad introduced the IH-500, a fully automated random access system for blood typing and screening for small and medium-size transfusion medicine laboratories. The instrument is available in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Latin America.

Management will discuss these results in a conference call at 2 PM Pacific Time (5 PM Eastern Time) November 3, 2015. Interested parties may access the call at 877-311-4349 within the U.S. or 720-634-9933 outside the U.S., passcode: 55492775. You may also listen to the conference call live via a webcast that is available on the "Investor Relations" section of our website under "Quarterly Results" at www.bio-rad.com. The webcast will be available for up to a year.

About Bio-Rad
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) (NYSE: BIO.B) develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of innovative products and solutions for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is renowned for its commitment to quality and customer service among university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, as well as the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food safety industries. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000 research and healthcare industry customers through its global network of operations. The company employs more than 7,600 people worldwide and had revenues exceeding $2.1 billion in 2014. For more information, please visit www.bio-rad.com.

This release may be deemed to contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements we make regarding our release of new products, sales by region and future financial performance. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include foreign currency exchange fluctuations, our ability to develop and market new or improved products, difficulties in implementing our global enterprise resource planning system, supply chain issues, our ability to compete effectively, product quality and liability issues, reductions in government funding or capital spending of our customers, international legal and regulatory risks, recent changes to our global organizational structure and executive management team, changes in the healthcare industry, global economic conditions, and natural disasters and other catastrophic events beyond our control. For further information regarding the Company's risks and uncertainties, please refer to the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation" in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2015 to be filed with the SEC. The Company cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

   
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(UNAUDITED)  
                         
    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2015     2014     2015     2014  
Net sales   $ 469,961     $ 530,644     $ 1,448,884     $ 1,576,820  
  Cost of goods sold     206,509       242,068       635,729       715,713  
Gross profit     263,452       288,576       813,155       861,107  
                                 
  Selling, general and administrative expense     187,445       202,550       568,845       600,663  
  Research and development expense     43,336       52,786       137,085       161,046  
Income from operations     32,671       33,240       107,225       99,398  
                                 
  Interest expense     5,822       7,710       15,658       17,131  
  Foreign currency exchange losses (gains), net     2,166       3,667       8,910       6,118  
  Other (income) expense, net     (732 )     (613 )     (8,992 )     (9,662 )
Income before income taxes     25,415       22,476       91,649       85,811  
                                 
  Provision for income taxes     (8,045 )     (10,967 )     (28,038 )     (36,003 )
Net income   $ 17,370     $ 11,509     $ 63,611     $ 49,808  
                                 
Basic earnings per share:                                
  Net income per basic share   $ 0.59     $ 0.40     $ 2.18     $ 1.73  
                                 
  Weighted average common shares - basic     29,195       28,884       29,141       28,834  
                                 
Diluted earnings per share:                                
  Net income per diluted share   $ 0.59     $ 0.39     $ 2.17     $ 1.71  
                                 
  Weighted average common shares - diluted     29,439       29,141       29,372       29,097  
                                 
                                 
 
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
         
    September 30,   December 31,
    2015   2014
    (UNAUDITED)    
Current assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 507,329   $ 413,251
  Short-term investments     278,749     284,384
  Accounts receivable, net     341,548     377,640
  Inventories, net     512,736     470,997
  Other current assets     154,054     170,095
    Total current assets     1,794,416     1,716,367
             
Property, plant and equipment, net     433,822     428,836
Goodwill, net     503,588     500,441
Purchased intangibles, net     225,020     254,228
Other investments     663,533     389,309
Other assets     46,017     52,097
    Total assets   $ 3,666,396   $ 3,341,278
             
             
Current liabilities:            
  Accounts payable, accrued payroll and employee benefits   $ 268,228   $ 282,034
  Current maturities of long-term debt     379     265
  Income and other taxes payable     22,621     35,165
  Other current liabilities     144,007     129,297
    Total current liabilities     435,235     446,761
             
Long-term debt, net of current maturities     435,728     435,710
Other long-term liabilities     365,704     273,652
    Total liabilities     1,236,667     1,156,123
                 
    Total stockholders' equity     2,429,729     2,185,155
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 3,666,396   $ 3,341,278
             
             
   
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
(In thousands)  
(UNAUDITED)  
             
    Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2015     2014  
                 
Cash flows from operating activities:                
  Cash received from customers   $ 1,443,672     $ 1,613,723  
  Cash paid to suppliers and employees     (1,278,255 )     (1,352,654 )
  Interest paid, net     (9,620 )     (10,757 )
  Income tax payments, net     (15,646 )     (31,105 )
  Other operating activities     10,107       13,889  
  Net cash provided by operating activities     150,258       233,096  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
  Payments for acquisitions and long-term investments     (3,490 )     (43,645 )
  Other investing activities     (79,601 )     (97,422 )
  Net cash used in investing activities     (83,091 )     (141,067 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
  Payments on long-term borrowings     (206 )     (181 )
  Other financing activities     5,059       8,245  
  Net cash provided by financing activities     4,853       8,064  
                 
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash     22,058       (7,051 )
                 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents     94,078       93,042  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     413,251       331,551  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 507,329     $ 424,593  
                 
                 
Reconciliation of net income provided by operating activities:                
Net income   $ 63,611     $ 49,808  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                
  Depreciation and amortization     97,970       110,129  
  Changes in working capital     (15,364 )     61,772  
Other     4,041       11,387  
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 150,258     $ 233,096  
                 

Contact Information

  • Investor and Financial Contacts:
    Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Christine Tsingos
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Ron Hutton
    Vice President, Treasurer
    510-724-7000
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