BASi Reports Second Quarter Results

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| Source: Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BASI) (“BASi”, the “Company”, “We” or “Our”) today announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2018.

Second Quarter Results

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, revenue amounted to $5,944,000 a 6% decrease from $6,359,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2017. 

Service revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 increased 1% to $5,030,000 compared to $4,962,000 for the same period in fiscal 2017. Preclinical services revenue increased due to the mix and number of studies compared to the prior fiscal year period.  Other laboratory services revenues were negatively impacted by lower discovery services, which impact was partially offset by higher pharmaceutical analysis revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 versus the comparable period in fiscal 2017. In addition, archive revenue decreased in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2017.  Bioanalytical analysis revenues remained relatively even when compared to the prior year period. 

Sales in our Products segment decreased 35% in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 from $1,397,000 to $914,000 when compared to the same period in the prior fiscal year.  The majority of the decrease stems from a decline in sales of our Culex automated in vivo sampling systems.  This factor was partially offset by an increase in our analytical instruments revenues. 

Gross profit decreased to $1,740,000, or 29% of revenue, in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to $2,043,000, or 32% of revenue, during the comparable fiscal 2017 period. The principal causes for the decrease were a decline in product revenues and a less favorable revenue mix. 

Operating expenses for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 increased 10% to $1,630,000 compared to $1,488,000 during the second quarter of fiscal 2017. The principal reasons for the increase were higher consulting costs related to new product development as well as employee search fees and increased stock option expense attributable to the grants of options to our directors and certain employees in October 2017. 

Operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 amounted to $110,000 compared to operating income of $555,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. The decrease was primarily due to lower revenue and higher operating expenses.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 amounted to $55,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to a net income of $417,000, or $0.05 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, amounted to $524,000, compared to Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 of $937,000.

First Half Results

For the six months ended March 31, 2018, revenue amounted to $11,321,000 a 10% decrease from $12,533,000 for the six months ended March 31, 2017. 

Service revenue decreased 7% in the six months ended March 31, 2018 to $9,555,000 from $10,226,000 in the first six months of fiscal 2017. Preclinical services revenues decreased due an unfavorable mix of studies performed year over year.  Bioanalytical analysis revenues decreased due to fewer samples received and analyzed in the first six months of fiscal 2018 in addition to an unfavorable mix favoring method development and validation projects during this time period, which generate lower revenue but involve more dedicated resources.  Other laboratory services revenues were negatively impacted by lower discovery services and archive revenues, which were slightly offset by higher pharmaceutical analysis revenues in the first six months of fiscal 2018 versus the comparable period in fiscal 2017. 

Sales in our Products segment decreased 23% in the six months ended March 31, 2018, from $2,307,000 to $1,766,000 when compared to the same period in the prior fiscal year.  The majority of the decrease stems from lower sales of our Culex automated in vivo sampling systems, offset slightly by an increase in sales of our analytical instruments, over the same period in the prior fiscal year. 

Gross profit in the six months ended March 31, 2018 decreased to $3,321,000, or 29% of revenue, compared to $3,902,000, or 31% of revenue, for the same period of the prior fiscal year. The decline was driven by a decrease in revenues which led to a lower absorption of fixed costs and an unfavorable change in sales mix.

Operating expenses for the six months ended March 31, 2018 decreased slightly to $3,200,000 from $3,253,000 for the comparable fiscal 2017 period. The principal reason for the decrease was the accrual for the severance for our former Chief Executive Officer, amounting to approximately $200,000, recorded in the first six months of fiscal 2017.  This item was offset in part by increased consulting costs for new product development, employee search fees and higher stock option expense attributable to the grants of options to our directors and certain employees in October 2017.

Operating income for the first six months of fiscal 2018 amounted to $121,000 compared to an operating income of $649,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2017. The decrease was primarily due to lower revenue partially offset by the decrease in operating expenses.

Net income amounted to $81,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the first six months of fiscal 2018 compared to $434,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the first six months of fiscal 2017. 

Adjusted EBITDA was $969,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2018, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $1,417,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2017.

Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Cash provided by operating activities was $842,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2018 compared to $561,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2017.

Accounts payable decreased by $214,000 and inventory increased by $87,000, respectively.  These items were offset in part by an increase in accrued expenses and customer advances of $81,000 and $127,000, respectively, and a decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets of $72,000.

The Company had $672,000 in cash and cash equivalents and $2,000,000 available on its line of credit as of March 31, 2018.  During the first six months of fiscal 2018, cash from operations funded capital expenditures for laboratory equipment and building improvements as well as computer equipment and software of approximately $433,000.

Remarks

Jill Blumhoff, BASi’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer commented, “We are very pleased to report that the growth initiatives underway for fiscal 2018 that we discussed at the end of fiscal 2017 and the first quarter of this year are beginning to demonstrate results. The revenue reported for our second quarter was our highest quarterly achievement since the second quarter one year ago.”

Ms. Blumhoff continued, “We are beginning to deliver on our commitments. For example, the recently announced technology alliance with Phlebotics, Inc. is the latest of BASi partnerships, including those with Joanneum Research and PalmSens, to expand our products and services offerings that improve data and increase the speed of bringing new drugs to market. With the retirement of James Bourdage, Ph.D., Michael Baim, Ph.D., has assumed the role of Vice President of Bioanalytical Operations.  Dr. Michael Baim is an energetic and passionate leader who brings to BASi over thirty years of experience in the pharmaceutical and lab management industries. He is well-versed in analytical methodology and project design and has a proven track record of delivering significant and sustainable profitable growth across many different business segments. We plan to continue making progress in enhancing the scientific expertise of our staff. Lastly, we continue taking the necessary steps to make the expansion of our preclinical services facilities a reality.

"We believe that cash on-hand and, if needed, borrowings under our untapped revolving credit facility, should provide our team with the liquidity and flexibility to fund our operating initiatives in order to deliver consistent profitable growth.  We are encouraged once again by our results thanks to the outstanding work from our dedicated employees.  With the continued support from our board members and shareholders, we will continue to execute on our initiatives,” Ms. Blumhoff concluded.

Non-GAAP to GAAP Reconciliation

This press release contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP).  The non-GAAP financial measures are Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of fiscal 2018 and 2017. Adjusted EBITDA as reported herein refers to a financial performance measure that excludes income statement line items interest expense and income taxes (benefit) expense, as well as non-cash charges for depreciation and amortization and stock option (benefit) expense.

The non-GAAP financial information should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management, however, believes that Adjusted EBITDA, when used in conjunction with the results presented in accordance with GAAP, may provide a more complete understanding of the Company's results and may facilitate a fuller analysis of the Company's results, particularly in evaluating performance from one period to another.

Management has chosen to provide this supplemental information to investors, analysts, and other interested parties to enable them to perform additional analyses of results and to illustrate the results giving effect to the non-GAAP adjustments shown in the reconciliation. Management strongly encourages investors to review the Company's consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety and cautions investors that the non-GAAP measures used by the Company may differ from similar measures used by other companies, even when similar terms are used to identify such measures.

About Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.

BASi is a pharmaceutical development company providing contract research services and monitoring instruments to the world's leading drug development companies and medical research organizations. The Company focuses on developing innovative services and products that increase efficiency and reduce the cost of taking a new drug to market. Visit www.BASinc.com for more information about BASi.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to our financial condition, changes in the market and demand for our products and services, the development, marketing and sales of products and services, changes in technology, industry standards and regulatory standards, and various market and operating risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  BASi assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as may be required by law. Actual results may vary, and could differ materially, from those anticipated, estimated, projected or expected in these forward-looking statements for a number of reasons, including, among others, the risk factors disclosed in the Company's most recent Annual Report, as filed, with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


                                                                                                                                                             FOR MORE INFORMATION:Company Contact: 
  Jill Blumhoff 
Chief Financial Officer &
  Vice President of Finance 
  Phone: 765.497.8381 
  jblumhoff@BASinc.com 
   
   

 

(SEE BELOW FOR CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS)



BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended March 31,   Six Months Ended  March 31,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
      
Service revenue$5,030  $4,962  $9,555  $10,226 
Product revenue 914   1,397   1,766   2,307 
Total revenue 5,944   6,359   11,321   12,533 
      
Cost of service revenue 3,662   3,546   6,935   7,296 
Cost of product revenue 542   770   1,065   1,335 
Total cost of revenue 4,204   4,316   8,000   8,631 
      
Gross profit 1,740   2,043   3,321   3,902 
Operating expenses:     
Selling 303   242   597   578 
Research and development                                                              149   110   288   214 
General and administrative 1,178   1,136   2,315   2,461 
Total operating expenses 1,630   1,488   3,200   3,253 
      
Operating income 110   555   121   649 
      
Interest expense (48)  (134)  (100)  (210)
Other income 4   1   4   2 
Net income before income taxes 66   422   25   441 
      
Income taxes (benefit) expense 11   5   (56)  7 
      
Net income$55  $417  $81  $434 
                
Other comprehensive income:    8      29 
                
Comprehensive income$55  $425  $81  $463 
                
                
Basic net income (loss) per share$0.01  $0.05  $0.01  $0.05 
Diluted net income (loss) per share$0.01  $0.05  $0.01  $0.05 
      
Weighted common shares outstanding:     
Basic 8,245   8,148   8,245   8,128 
Diluted 8,789   8,710   8,793   8,707 
      
      
      

BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 (In thousands, except share amounts) 

 March 31,
2018
 September 30,
2017
 (Unaudited)  
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$672  $434
Accounts receivable   
Trade, net of allowance of $2,019 at March 31, 2018 and $2,404 at September 30, 2017 2,726   2,530
Unbilled revenues and other 410   615
Inventories, net 1,000   913
Prepaid expenses 742   814
Total current assets 5,550   5,306
    
Property and equipment, net 14,625   14,965
Lease rent receivable 102   87
Deferred tax asset 67   -
Goodwill 38   38
Other assets 18   21
Total assets$20,400  $20,417
    
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$1,838  $2,052
Restructuring liability 1,117   1,117
Accrued expenses 1,283   1,202
Customer advances 3,107   2,980
Income taxes payable 26   20
Current portion of capital lease obligation 132   128
Current portion of long-term debt 228   224
Total current liabilities
 7,731   7,723
Capital lease obligation, less current portion 2   69
Long-term debt, less current portion, net of debt issuance costs 4,049   4,158
Total liabilities 11,782   11,950
    
Shareholders’ equity:   
Preferred shares, authorized 1,000,000 shares, no par  value:   
1,035 Series A shares at $1,000 stated value issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and at September 30, 2017 1,035   1,035
Common shares, no par value:   
Authorized 19,000,000 shares; 8,245,320 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and 8,243,896 at September 30, 2017 2,023   2,023
Additional paid‑in capital 21,516   21,446
Accumulated deficit (15,956) (16,037)
Total shareholders’ equity 8,618   8,467
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$              20,400  $20,417
    
    
    


BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
          
 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2018 2017 2018 2017
        
GAAP Net income$55 $417  $81  $434
        
Add back: Interest expense 48  134   100   210
Income taxes (benefit) expense 11  5   (56)  7
Depreciation and amortization 375  384   775   759
Stock option (benefit) expense 35  (3)  69   7
        
Adjusted EBITDA                                                                         $524 $937  $969  $1,417
        
Adjusted EBITDA - Earnings before interest expense, income taxes (benefit) expense, depreciation and amortization and stock option (benefit) expense.