- Net Revenue increased 34% vs. prior year quarter, which includes a favorable impact from the adoption of ASC 606 -

- 2018 full year financial guidance reaffirmed -

- Conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on May 3, 2018 -

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM), a leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), reports results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

Highlights

  • Net revenue increased 34% to $141.1 million compared to $105.0 million in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the impact of adopting the new revenue standard, ASC 606 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers, net revenue decreased 1%.
  • GAAP Diluted EPS from continuing operations increased 14% to $0.72 per share from $0.63 per share in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the impact of adopting ASC 606, Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.32 per share.
  • EBITDA increased 9% to $37.9 million compared to $34.8 million in the same quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the impact of adopting ASC 606, decreased to $21.3 million from $34.8 million in the same quarter last year (see table at the end of this release).
  • Net cash was $187.6 million at the end of the quarter, an increase of $4.3 million during the quarter.
  • The Company continues to expect full year 2018 Adjusted net revenue growth, which excludes the impact of foreign currency and adoption of ASC 606, to be between -2% and 2% compared to 2017 and Adjusted EBITDA to be between $150 and $160 million. (see Financial Expectations – Continuing Operations section below for related explanations and additional financial guidance).

“In the first quarter, we expanded our innovator portfolio with the addition of two new late-stage projects, both with the potential to generate more than $10 million in peak API sales.  We also saw an increase in orders for generic APIs. We are committed to investing in additional manufacturing and laboratory capacity to meet growing demand, and our ongoing expansion projects are progressing according to plan,” commented Steven M. Klosk, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Our first quarter financial performance was in line with our expectations and the outsourcing market continues to benefit from favorable market dynamics and strong fundamentals.  We are confident that we will meet our financial guidance for the year.”

Basis of Reporting

The Company has provided a reconciliation of GAAP amounts to adjusted (i.e. Non-GAAP) amounts at the end of this press release.  Cambrex management believes that the adjusted amounts provide useful information to investors due to the magnitude and nature of certain amounts recorded in the GAAP amounts.

First Quarter 2018 Operating Results – Continuing Operations

Net revenue was $141.1 million, an increase of $36.1 million, or 34%, compared to the first quarter of 2017. Excluding a 3% favorable impact of foreign exchange compared to the first quarter of 2017, net revenue increased 31%. The increase primarily reflects higher volumes and the adoption of ASC 606, which accelerated revenue recognition for a portion of Cambrex’s portfolio, enabling revenues for certain products to be recognized over time, rather than upon delivery to the customer.  Cambrex elected the modified retrospective method which did not require prior periods to be restated. Excluding the impact of adopting ASC 606, net revenue decreased 1%.  
           
Gross margin decreased to 36% from 45% compared to the same quarter last year.  The decrease was primarily driven by certain inventory charges due to batch failures, unfavorable manufacturing variances and product mix. Excluding the impact of adopting ASC 606, gross margin was 33%.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $16.9 million, compared to $15.4 million in the same quarter last year.  This increase was primarily due to certain consulting costs, foreign currency and due diligence costs related to mergers and acquisition activities.

Research and development expenses were $3.6 million, compared to $3.9 million in the same quarter last year. This decrease was primarily driven by higher absorption of expenses into inventory and cost of goods sold as a result of increased revenue generating activity, partially offset by higher personnel costs. 

Operating profit was $30.4 million compared to $27.6 million in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the impact of adopting ASC 606, operating profit was $13.8 million. The decrease was primarily the result of lower gross profit and higher operating expenses as described above.  Adjusted EBITDA was $21.3 million compared to $34.8 million in the same quarter last year (see table at the end of this press release). 
           
Income tax expense was $5.8 million resulting in an effective tax rate of 19% compared to $5.8 million and an effective tax rate of 22% in the same quarter last year.  The favorable impact of immediately recognizing certain effects of share-based compensation was negligible in the current quarter, but significant in the prior year. The adoption of ASC 606 had a negligible impact on the effective tax rate.

Income from continuing operations was $24.2 million or $0.72 per share compared to $21.1 million or $0.63 per share in the same quarter last year. Excluding the impact of adopting ASC 606, Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.32 per share.

Adjusted income from continuing operations was $12.5 million or $0.37 per share, compared to $20.0 million or $0.60 per share in the same quarter last year (see table at the end of this press release).

Capital expenditures were $23.8 million and depreciation and amortization was $7.5 million compared to $12.2 million and $7.2 million, respectively, in the same quarter last year.

Net cash was $187.6 million at the end of the first quarter, an increase of $4.3 million during the quarter.

Financial Expectations – Continuing Operations

The following table shows the Company’s current expectations for its full year 2018 financial performance:

   Expectations 
     
 Adjusted net revenue growth -2% - 2% 
     
 Adjusted EBITDA $150 - $160 million 
     
 Adjusted income from continuing operations per share $2.80 - $3.03 
     
 Free cash flow $35 - $45 million 
     
 Capital expenditures $70 - $80 million 
     
 Depreciation and amortization $33 - $37 million 
     
 Adjusted effective tax rate 23% - 25% 
     

Consistent with the Company’s usual guidance practices, these financial expectations are for continuing operations and exclude the impact of any potential acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring activities, outcomes of tax disputes and the adoption of ASC 606 which became effective January 1, 2018.  Adjusted net revenue growth expectations exclude the impact of foreign exchange and adoption of ASC 606.  EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted income from continuing operations per share for 2018 will be computed on a basis consistent with the reconciliation of the first quarter financial results in the tables at the end of this press release. Free cash flow is defined as the change in debt, net of cash during the year.  Adjusted effective tax rate excludes certain effects of share-based payments that were possibly deferred under the previous guidance.  The tax rate will be sensitive to the Company’s geographic mix of income, changes in the tax laws or rates within the countries in which the Company operates and the effects of certain share-based payments.

The financial information contained in this press release is unaudited, subject to revision and should not be considered final until the Company’s Form 10-Q for first quarter 2018 is filed with the SEC.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call to discuss the Company’s first quarter 2018 results will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on May 3, 2018 and can be accessed by calling 1-877-260-1479 for domestic and +1-334-323-0522 for international.  Please use the passcode 5093025 and call approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time.  A webcast will be available in the Investors section on the Cambrex website located at www.cambrex.com.  A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through May 10, 2018 by calling 1-888-203-1112 for domestic and +1-719-457-0820 for international. Please use the passcode 5093025 to access the replay.

About Cambrex

Cambrex Corporation is an innovative life sciences company that provides products, services and technologies to accelerate the development and commercialization of small molecule therapeutics.  The Company offers Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), advanced intermediates and enhanced drug delivery products for branded and generic pharmaceuticals.  Development and manufacturing capabilities include enzymatic biotransformations, high potency APIs, high energy chemical synthesis and controlled substances.  For more information, please visit www.cambrex.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains “forward-looking statements,” including statements or tables regarding expected performance, especially those set forth under the heading “Financial Expectations – Continuing Operations,” “Highlights” and those attributed to the President and Chief Executive Officer in this document.  These and other forward-looking statements may be identified by the fact that they use words such as “guidance,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “believes” or similar expressions.  Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations.  The factors described in Item 1A of Part I of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2017 captioned “Risk Factors,” or otherwise described in the Company’s filings with the SEC provide examples of such risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the expectations the Company describes in its forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, customer and product concentration, the Company’s ability to win new customer contracts and renew existing contracts on favorable terms, significant declines in sales of products to our customers, pharmaceutical outsourcing trends, competitive pricing or product developments, market acceptance and adoption rate of its customers’ products, government legislation and regulations (including those pertaining to environmental issues), tax rate, interest rate, technology, manufacturing and legal issues, including the outcome of outstanding litigation, environmental matters, changes in foreign exchange rates, uncollectible receivables, the timing and/or volume of orders or shipments and the Company’s ability to meet its production plan and customer delivery schedules, expected timing of completion of capacity expansions, our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, loss on disposition of assets, cancellations or delays in renewal of contracts, lack of suitable raw materials, the Company’s ability to receive regulatory approvals for its products, continued demand in the U.S. for late stage clinical products and the successful outcome of the Company’s investment in new products.

For further details and a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, investors are encouraged to review the Cambrex Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, including the Forward-Looking Statement and Risk Factors sections therein, and other filings with the SEC.  The Company cautions investors and potential investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and to give careful consideration to the risks and uncertainties listed above and contained in the Company’s SEC filings.  The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this document, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of these statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted net revenue, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations are non-GAAP financial measures. These financial non-GAAP measures exclude the adoption of ASC 606. The Company defines EBITDA as operating profit plus depreciation and amortization expense and Adjusted EBITDA excludes the impact of any potential acquisitions and restructuring activities.  Adjusted effective tax rate excludes certain effects of share-based payments that were possibly deferred under the previous guidance. Adjusted income from continuing operations is calculated in a manner consistent with that shown in the table at the end of this press release.  Other companies may have different definitions of Adjusted net revenue, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations.  Therefore, these measures may not be comparable with non-GAAP financial measures provided by other companies.  Adjusted net revenue, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations should not be considered alternatives to measurements required by U.S. GAAP, such as net revenue, net income or operating profit, and should not be considered a measure of Cambrex’s liquidity.  Cambrex uses Adjusted net revenue, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations among several other metrics to assess and analyze its operational results and trends.  Cambrex also believes Adjusted net revenue, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations are useful to investors because they are common operating performance metrics as well as metrics routinely used to assess potential enterprise value.  Cambrex has provided a reconciliation of U.S. GAAP amounts to non-GAAP amounts at the end of this press release.

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Statements of Profit and Loss
For the Quarters Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017
(in thousands, except per share data)
          
  2018
  2017
    % of    % of
  Amount Net Revenue  Amount Net Revenue
          
Gross Sales$139,130    $103,711   
Commissions, Allowances and Rebates 209     594   
Net Sales 138,921     103,117   
          
Other Revenues, Net 2,176     1,889   
          
Net Revenue 141,097     105,006   
          
Cost of Goods Sold 90,242  64.0%  58,131  55.4%
          
Gross Profit 50,855  36.0%  46,875  44.6%
          
Operating Expenses:         
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses 16,855  11.9%  15,391  14.7%
Research and Development Expenses 3,619  2.6%  3,890  3.7%
Total Operating Expenses 20,474  14.5%  19,281  18.4%
          
Operating Profit 30,381  21.5%  27,594  26.3%
          
Other Expenses:         
Interest Expense, Net 82     266   
Other Expenses, Net 264     401   
          
Income Before Income Taxes 30,035  21.3%  26,927  25.6%
          
Provision for Income Taxes 5,786     5,812   
          
Income from Continuing Operations$24,249  17.2% $21,115  20.1%
          
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax (191)    (1,250)  
          
Net Income$24,058  17.1% $19,865  18.9%
          
Basic Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:         
Income from Continuing Operations$0.74    $0.65   
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax$(0.01)   $(0.04)  
Net Income$0.73    $0.61   
          
Diluted Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:         
Income from Continuing Operations$0.72    $0.63   
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax$(0.00)   $(0.03)  
Net Income$0.72    $0.60   
          
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding         
Basic 32,894     32,454   
Diluted 33,621     33,365   
          

 

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017
(in thousands)
      
      
  March 31,  December 31,
Assets 2018  2017
      
Cash and Cash Equivalents$  187,568  $   183,284
Trade Receivables, Net   55,166    75,144
Contract Assets   88,990    - 
Other Receivables   21,866    20,891
Inventories, Net   104,544    138,542
Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets   4,607    4,217
Total Current Assets   462,741    422,078
      
Property, Plant and Equipment, Net   270,378    254,299
Goodwill   44,372    43,626
Intangible Assets, Net   13,442    13,868
Deferred Income Taxes   1,822    3,198
Other Non-Current Assets   3,465    3,496
      
Total Assets$  796,220  $   740,565
      
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity     
      
Accounts Payable$  43,932  $   35,017
Contract Liabilities, Current   6,721    4,707
Taxes Payable   8,162    43
Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities   32,938    42,774
Total Current Liabilities   91,753    82,541
      
Contract Liabilities, Non-Current   39,000    39,000
Deferred Income Taxes   7,129    7,806
Accrued Pension Benefits   40,633    41,141
Other Non-Current Liabilities   24,968    25,213
      
Total Liabilities$  203,483  $   195,701
      
Stockholders’ Equity$  592,737  $   544,864
      
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity$  796,220  $   740,565
      

 

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Impact of Adopting ASC 606
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017
(in thousands)
         
         
Income Statement  
  First Quarter 2018 First Quarter 2017
  As Reported Effect of
Change
Higher/(Lower)
 
Amount
Without
Adoption of
ASC 606
 As Reported
         
Gross Sales $139,130 $37,280  $101,850 $103,711
Net Revenue  141,097  37,280   103,817  105,006
Cost of Goods Sold  90,242  20,699   69,543  58,131
Gross Profit  50,855  16,581   34,274  46,875
Operating Profit  30,381  16,581   13,800  27,594
Provision for Income Taxes  5,786  3,171   2,615  5,812
Income from Continuing Operations  24,249  13,410   10,839  21,115
Net Income  24,058  13,410   10,648  19,865
Diluted Earnings per Share  0.72  0.40   0.32  0.63
         
         
         
Balance Sheet        
  March 31, 2018 December 31, 2017
  As Reported Effect of
Change
Higher/(Lower)
 
Balances
Without
Adoption of
ASC 606
 As Reported
         
Current Assets        
Trade Receivables $55,166 $-  $55,166 $75,144
Contract Assets  88,990  88,990   -  -
Inventory  104,544  (51,886)  156,430  138,542
         
Current Liabilities        
Contract Liabilities, Current  6,721  -   6,721  4,707
Taxes Payable  8,162  7,819   343  43
         
Stockholders' Equity        
Retained Earnings  470,103  29,629   440,474  429,826
         

 

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017
(in thousands)
       
 First Quarter 2018  First Quarter 2017
       
Operating Profit$30,381   $27,594
       
Depreciation and Amortization 7,517    7,185
       
EBITDA 37,898    34,779
       
Impact of Adopting ASC 606 (16,581)   -
       
Adjusted EBITDA$21,317   $34,779
       

 

 First Quarter 2018 First Quarter 2017
    Diluted
EPS
    Diluted
EPS
Income from Continuing Operations$  24,249 $  0.72  $  21,115 $  0.63 
             
Impact of Adopting ASC 606    (13,410)   (0.40)    -     -  
Stock-Based Compensation    1,650    0.05     1,786    0.05 
Stock-Based Compensation Tax 1.    (465)   (0.01)    (3,279)   (0.10)
Amortization of Purchased Intangibles   513    0.02     398    0.01 
             
Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations 2.$  12,537 $  0.37  $  20,020 $  0.60 
             
             
             
             
1.  Amount represents the tax effect for non-cash stock-based compensation expense and the immediate recognition of certain effects of share-based payments.
2.  Diluted earnings per share for adjusted income from continuing operations is based on the weighted number of diluted shares outstanding for the quarter and year. As such, the sum of the quarters may not necessarily equal the full year. In addition, the sum of the line items may not equal due to rounding.
             

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