Hologic Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2006 Operating Results
Revenues and Backlog Increase to Record Highs
PRNewswire-FirstCall
BEDFORD, Mass.

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 8, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading provider of state-of-the-art diagnostic and digital imaging systems directed towards women's health, today announced its results for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2006.

  Highlights of the quarter include:

  * Record revenues of $154.1 million.

  * Record 193 Selenia full field digital mammography systems installed and
    recognized as revenue.

  * Record backlog of $194.7 million.

Fourth quarter fiscal 2006 revenues totaled $154,055,000, a 97% increase when compared to revenues of $78,217,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, Hologic reported a net loss of $1,473,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared with net income of $9,475,000, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. Fourth quarter fiscal 2006 income from operations totaled $7,560,000 compared with $11,409,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. The reduction in the Company's net income and income from operations in the current quarter were primarily attributable to the in-process research and development and other acquisition related charges incurred in the quarter, and the addition of stock based compensation charges resulting from the application of FASB Statement 123R which became effective at the beginning of the fiscal year. These expenses were partially offset by the significant increase in revenues and gross profit from the increase in sales of Selenia® full-field digital mammography systems, and the net reduction in operating expenses resulting from a gain on the disposition of certain intellectual property. As further described below, the results of the Company's core operations, excluding the effect of these items, improved significantly from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. Included in the current quarter's results are the operations of (i) AEG Elektrofotografie ("AEG"), acquired on May 2, 2006, (ii) R2 Technology, Inc. ("R2"), acquired on July 13, 2006 from the date of acquisition through quarter-end, and (iii) Suros Surgical Systems, Inc. ("Suros"), acquired on July 27, 2006 from the date of acquisition through quarter-end. Earnings per share information for 2005 has been restated to reflect the Company's 2-for-1 stock split effected on November 30, 2005.

Our non-GAAP adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 increased 64% to $15.5 million compared to our net income of $9.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005. Our fourth quarter non-GAAP adjusted net income excludes the following:

  * a $15.1 million charge to research and development for in-process R&D
    acquired from R2 and Suros;
  * a $3.6 million charge to operating expenses to amortize the intangible
    assets acquired from AEG, Fischer, R2 and Suros;
  * a $1.5 million charge for stock-based compensation expense under FASB
    Statement 123R; and
  * a $5.1 million net reduction in operating expenses resulting from the
    sale and non-exclusive license back of Mammotest intellectual property
    acquired from Fischer Imaging to Siemens for $6.5 million less an
    impairment charge of $1.4 million to the carrying value of the
    underlying technology.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of this adjusted net income to the Company's net income/(loss) for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2006 is set forth in the supplemental disclosure attached to this press release. The Company believes that this non-GAAP measure is useful to investors in comparing the results of operations in fiscal 2006 to the comparable period in fiscal 2005 by eliminating certain of the more significant effects of the acquisitions and dispositions that took place in fiscal 2006, as well as the Company's adoption of FASB Statement 123R at the beginning of fiscal 2006. Management also uses this non-GAAP financial measure for this purpose. When analyzing the Company's operating performance, investors should not consider this non-GAAP measure as a substitute for net income/(loss) prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Also included in the Company's financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was a $3.3 million write-up of acquired inventory to fair value for purchase accounting purposes which depressed the margins earned on sales of that inventory recorded this quarter and $420,000 of incremental compensation provided to certain acquired employees associated with their retention. Comparable charges were not incurred during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005.

During the fourth quarter, Hologic recognized as revenue the sale of 193 Selenia full-field digital mammography systems. At September 30, 2006, the Company's backlog for orders of Selenia was 455 systems, and total backlog for all products increased to $194.7 million, the highest quarterly backlog in the Company's history and a 17.6% increase over the backlog at June 24, 2006.

Hologic's effective tax rate was 120% of pre-tax earnings in the current quarter and 48% for the 2006 fiscal year. This rate is higher than the effective tax rate of 19% for the full 2005 fiscal year due to the permanent non-deductibility for tax purposes of the AEG, R2 and Suros in-process research and development expenses. In fiscal 2007, the Company expects its effective tax rate to return to a more normalized 38%.

For the year ended September 30, 2006, revenues increased 61%, to $462,680,000 compared to revenues of $287,684,000 in the year ended September 24, 2005. For the year ended September 30, 2006, Hologic recognized net income of $27,423,000, or $0.56 per diluted share, compared with net income of $28,256,000, or $0.63 per diluted share, for fiscal 2005. As set forth in the attached reconciliation table, the Company's non-GAAP adjusted net income for fiscal 2006 increased 84% to $52.0 million compared to the Company's net income of $28.3 million in fiscal 2005.

"We are very pleased to report record revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, in addition to full year revenue growth of 61% over fiscal 2005," said Jack Cumming, Chairman and CEO. "Our recent acquisitions contributed to the strong top line growth and laid the foundation for another successful year. Management's focus for the coming fiscal year will be to execute our business strategy relative to our core business, deliver anticipated growth from our acquisitions, improve our margins through lean initiatives and continue to invest in innovation."

Beginning in fiscal 2006, the Company combined its previously reported mammography and digital detector operating segments to better reflect how the Company views its operations and manages its business. In fiscal 2006, the primary function of the digital detector business is to support the Company's mammography product line. The Company now has three reporting segments: Mammography/Breast Care, Osteoporosis Assessment and All Other. The recently acquired AEG operation is included in All Other. The recently acquired R2 and Suros operations are included in Mammography/Breast Care. Segment information for 2005 has been restated to conform to the 2006 presentation.

  Fourth quarter financial overview by segment:

  * Mammography/Breast Care revenues increased 113% to $114,198,000 for the
    fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 from $53,544,000 for the same period in
    fiscal 2005.  This increase was primarily due to continued increasing
    sales of Selenia and to a lesser extent, the inclusion of the recently
    acquired Suros and R2 operations.  Operating income for this business
    segment in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 decreased slightly to
    $6,435,000 compared to operating income of $6,980,000 in the fourth
    quarter of fiscal 2005.  The operating income in the current quarter
    included the significant in-process research and development and other
    acquisition related expenses totaling approximately $18.6 million less
    the net gain on the sale of intellectual property of approximately
    $5,100,000.  Mammography/Breast Care costs and expenses in 2006 included
    $1,091,000 of stock-based compensation under FASB Statement 123R.

  * Osteoporosis assessment revenues decreased slightly to $19,195,000 for
    the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 from $19,640,000 for the same period
    in fiscal 2005.  This decrease was primarily due to a slight shift to
    lower end bone densitometry systems with lower average selling prices.
    Operating income for this business segment in the fourth quarter of
    fiscal 2006 was $1,658,000 compared to operating income of $3,628,000 in
    the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 reflecting a shift to more systems
    with fewer features, lower selling prices and earning lower gross
    margins. Osteoporosis assessment costs and expenses in 2006 included
    $364,000 of stock-based compensation under FASB Statement 123R.

  * All other revenues, which includes the Company's mini C-arm, extremity
    MRI, AEG, conventional general radiography service and digital general
    radiography systems businesses increased 310% to $20,662,000 for the
    fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 from $5,033,000 for the same period in
    fiscal 2005.  The increase in revenues was primarily due to the
    $11,961,000 of revenues from the AEG businesses acquired on May 2, 2006,
    and to a much lesser extent from the initial sales of the new line of
    extremity MRI systems of $2,828,000.  The operating loss for this
    business segment in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was $533,000
    compared to operating income of $801,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal
    2005.  This decrease in operating income in the current quarter was
    primarily due to certain sales and marketing expenses for the extremity
    MRI product line launched in the current fiscal year, higher product
    costs on a new mini C-arm product resulting in lower gross margins and a
    decrease in revenue from the conventional general radiography service
    business.  Costs and expenses for this business segment in 2006 include
    $57,000 of stock-based compensation under FASB Statement 123R.

Hologic's management will host a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal 2006 operating results. Interested participants may listen to the call by dialing 800-289-0498 or 913-981-5539 for international callers and referencing code 4397636 approximately 15 minutes prior to the call. For those unable to participate in the live broadcast, a replay will be available one hour after the call ends through November 10, 2006 at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 for international callers, access code 4397636. The Company will also provide a live webcast of the call on the investor relations page of the Company's website at http://www.hologic.com/investor. A replay of the call will also be available on the investor relations page of the Company's website http://www.hologic.com/investor shortly after the completion of the live broadcast. A power point presentation related to the conference call will be posted in the investor relations page of the Company's website at http://www.hologic.com/investor.

About Hologic, Inc.

Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic and medical imaging systems dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, and a leading developer of innovative imaging technology for digital radiography and breast imaging. Hologic's core business units are focused on mammography and breast biopsy, osteoporosis assessment, and mini C-arm and extremity MRI imaging for orthopedic applications. For more information visit http://www.hologic.com/.

Forward-Looking Disclaimer

This News Release contains forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding: the Company's backlog and any implication that the Company's backlog may be indicative of future sales; the Company's and its management's expectations regarding future growth and its anticipation of continued success into next year, including the Company's anticipated focus for the coming year and its ability to achieve the goals set forth in that focus; and the estimated stock-based compensation and amortization charges for fiscal 2007 set forth in the footnotes to the reconciliation table attached to this release. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions made by the Company as of the date hereof and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated.

The Company's backlog consists of purchase orders for which delivery is scheduled within the next twelve months, as specified by the customer. In certain circumstances, orders included in backlog may be canceled or rescheduled by customers without significant penalty. Therefore, backlog as of any particular date should not be relied upon as indicative of the Company's net revenues for any future period.

Hologic has recently acquired AEG Elektrofotografie, R2 Technologies and Suros Surgical Systems. Risks and uncertainties relating to these acquisitions could cause actual results to materially differ from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements include, without limitation: the ability of Hologic to successfully integrate acquired businesses, which may result in the combined companies not operating as effectively and efficiently as expected; the ability and time it may take to achieve the expected synergies from its acquisitions; the risk that the Company may incur unexpected costs or unexpected liabilities in connection with an acquisition; the risk that the combined companies may be adversely affected by future legislative, regulatory, or tax changes as well as other economic, business and/or competitive factors; risks associated with international operations, particularly in respect of the acquisition of AEG, which has headquarters in Germany and operates a manufacturing facility in China; financing risks associated with the acquisitions, including risks relating to the Company's obligation to meet financial covenants and payment obligations under bank or other financing obtained to fund the Company's earn-out obligations under the Suros acquisition.

Other risks and uncertainties that could adversely affect the Company's business and prospects include without limitation: manufacturing risks that may limit the Company's ability to increase commercial production of the Selenia and other of the Company's digital products, including the Company's reliance on a single source of supply for some key components of its products as well as the need to comply with especially high standards for those components and in the manufacture of digital X-ray products in general; uncertainties inherent in the development of new products and the enhancement of existing products, including technical and regulatory risks, cost overruns and delays; the risk that newly introduced products may contain undetected errors or defects or otherwise not perform as anticipated; the ability of the Company's sales force to successfully service its product offerings; the Company's ability to successfully manage current or future acquisitions, alliances or joint ventures; the Company's ability to predict accurately the demand for its products, and products under development, and to develop strategies to address its markets successfully; the early stage of market development for digital mammography products; expenses and uncertainties relating to litigation; risks relating to compliance with financial covenants under the Company's credit facility and leases; technical innovations that could render products marketed or under development by the Company obsolete; competition; and reimbursement policies for the use of the Company's products and products under development.

Other factors that could adversely affect the Company's business and prospects are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hologic expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

                      HOLOGIC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                               (Unaudited)
                              (In thousands)

                                  ASSETS

                                                September 30,  September 24,
                                                     2006           2005
  CURRENT ASSETS:
   Cash and cash equivalents                       $29,923       $113,994
   Accounts receivable, net                        108,566         57,742
   Inventories                                      93,477         44,520
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets        74,790         12,119
    Total current assets                           306,756        228,375

  Property and equipment, net                       61,723         33,329
  Intangible assets, net                           158,160          5,162
  Goodwill, net                                    341,319          6,285
  Other assets, net                                  4,306          6,688
                                                  $872,264       $279,839


                   LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

                                                September 30,  September 24,
                                                     2006           2005
  CURRENT LIABILITIES:
   Accounts payable                               $ 26,443       $ 14,163
   Accrued expenses                                 66,835         25,237
   Line of credit                                   55,000              -
   Short term loan                                   2,287              -
   Deferred revenue                                 30,903         16,360
    Total current liabilities                      181,468         55,760


  Note payable net of current portion                6,795              -
  Deferred service obligations - long term           6,630          4,774
  Deferred tax liabilities - long term              69,093          1,471
  Other long term liabilities.                       2,528              -
   Total long term liabilities                      85,046          6,245

  STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
   Common stock, $.01 par value-
   Authorized - 90,000 shares
    Issued - 52,645 and 44,295
     shares, respectively                              526            443
   Capital in excess of par value                  532,255        172,642
   Retained earnings                                73,875         46,452
   Cumulative translation adjustment                  (442)        (1,239)
   Treasury stock, 90 shares at cost                  (464)          (464)
    Total stockholders' equity                     605,750        217,834
                                                  $872,264       $279,839



                      HOLOGIC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                               (Unaudited)
                  (In thousands, except per share data)


                          Three Months Ended         Twelve Months Ended
                     September 30, September 24, September 30, September 24,
                          2006          2005         2006          2005

  REVENUES              $154,055      $78,217      $462,680      $287,684

  COSTS AND EXPENSES (1):
   Cost of revenues       86,232       46,264       264,364       174,659
   Cost of revenues -
    amortization of
    intangible assets      2,670          228         4,784           911
   Research and
    development           10,006        4,324        28,294        18,617
   Selling and marketing  21,072        8,905        55,910        34,199
   General and
    administrative        15,395        7,087        42,551        26,667
   Amortization of
    acquired intangible
    assets                 1,113            -         1,631             -
   Net gain on sale of
    intellectual property (5,093)           -        (5,093)            -
   Acquired in-process
    research and
    development           15,100            -        19,900             -
                         146,495       66,808       412,341       255,053

     Income from
      operations           7,560       11,409        50,339        32,631

  Interest income            628          857         4,082         2,219

  Interest and/other income
   (expense), net           (661)        (151)       (1,198)         (155)

     Income before provision
      for income taxes     7,527       12,115        53,223        34,695

  Provision for Income
   Taxes                   9,000        2,639        25,800         6,439

     Net income (loss)   $(1,473)      $9,475       $27,423       $28,256

  Net income per common and common equivalent share:
     Basic                $(0.03)      $ 0.22        $ 0.59         $0.66
     Diluted              $(0.03)      $ 0.20        $ 0.56         $0.63

  Weighted average number of
   common shares outstanding:
     Basic                50,933       44,067        46,512        42,824
     Diluted              50,933       46,324        48,620        45,126


  (1) Stock-based Compensation included in Costs and Expenses:
  Cost of revenues          $169           $-          $481            $-
  Research and development   212            -           519             -
  Selling and marketing      120            -           351             -
  General and
   administrative          1,011            -         2,600             -
                          $1,512           $-        $3,951            $-



                      HOLOGIC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND
 RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET INCOME
                               (Unaudited)
                              (In thousands)

                        Three Months Ended           Twelve Months Ended
                        September 30, 2006           September 30, 2006

                   GAAP  Adjustments  Non-GAAP   GAAP   Adjustments Non-GAAP

  REVENUES       $154,055             $154,055 $462,680            $462,680

  COSTS AND EXPENSES:
   Cost of
    revenues       86,232     (169)(1)  86,063  264,364    (481)(1) 263,883

   Cost of revenues -
    amortization of
    intangible
    assets          2,670   (2,442)(2)     228    4,784  (3,873)(2)     911
   Research and
    development    10,006     (212)(1)   9,794   28,294    (519)(1)  27,775

   Selling and
    marketing      21,072     (120)(1)  20,952   55,910    (351)(1)  55,559

   General and
    administrative 15,395   (1,011)(1)  14,384   42,551  (2,600)(1)  39,951
   Amortization of
    acquired intangible
    assets          1,113   (1,113)(2)       -    1,631  (1,631)(2)       -
   Net gain on sale
    of intellectual
    property       (5,093)   5,093 (3)       -   (5,093)  5,093 (3)       -
  Acquired in-process
   research and
   development     15,100  (15,100)(4)       -   19,900 (15,100)(4)       -
                                                           (600)(5)
                                                         (4,200)(6)
                  146,495  (15,074)    131,421  412,341 (24,262)    388,079

  Income from
   operations       7,560   15,074      22,634   50,339  24,262      74,601
  Interest income     628                  628    4,082              4,082
  Interest and other income
   (expense), net    (661)                (661)  (1,198)            (1,198)
  Income before provision
   for income taxes 7,527   15,074      22,601   53,223  24,262      77,485

  Provision for
   income taxes     9,000   (1,900)(7)   7,100   25,800    (330)(7)  25,470
  Net income
   (loss)         $(1,473) $16,974     $15,501  $27,423 $24,592     $52,015


  (1) - (7) see explanatory notes on following pages.



                      HOLOGIC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME  (LOSS) TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET INCOME
                               (Unaudited)
                  (In thousands, expect per share data)

The Company has provided net income on a non-GAAP basis for the fourth quarter and year to date for fiscal 2006 excluding acquisition related charges, stock compensation expense and a net gain on the sale of intellectual property. A reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the Company's net income/(loss) for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2006 is set forth in the supplemental schedule above. The Company believes that this non-GAAP measure is useful to investors in comparing the results of operations in fiscal 2006 to the comparable period in fiscal 2005 by eliminating certain of the more significant effects of the acquisitions and dispositions that took place in fiscal 2006, as well as the Company's adoption of FASB Statement 123R at the beginning of fiscal 2006. When analyzing the Company's operating performance, investors should not consider this non-GAAP measure as a substitute for net income/(loss) prepared in accordance with GAAP.

  (1) To exclude the impact of stock based compensation expense in
      accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards ("SFAS")
      No. 123R. Effective September 25, 2005, Hologic adopted SFAS No. 123R
      and elected not to apply this new accounting standard to its prior
      years' financial statements. Prior to such date, Hologic disclosed in
      the notes to its financial statements what the related expense and
      impact to earnings per share (EPS) would have been (i.e. on a pro
      forma basis) had it elected to expense the fair value of employee
      stock options in accordance with SFAS No. 123. For the three and
      twelve months ended September 30, 2006, the total pro forma pre-tax
      expense for all stock based compensation expense in accordance with
      SFAS No. 123 was $1,512 and $3,951, respectively, resulting in
      dilution to GAAP EPS of $0.03 and $0.08 per share, respectively, on a
      pro forma basis. The non-cash charge for stock based compensation
      expense in fiscal 2007 is currently estimated to be approximately
      $6,500, pre-tax.

  (2) To exclude the ongoing, non-cash amortization of the intangible assets
      acquired during fiscal 2006.  The non-cash charge for the
      amortization of these assets in fiscal 2007 is currently estimated to
      be approximately $16,000 pre-tax.

  (3) To exclude the net reduction in operating expenses resulting from the
      sale of Mammotest intellectual property acquired from Fischer Imaging
      to Siemens for $6,500 less an impairment charge of $1,400 to the
      carrying value of the underlying technology.

  (4) To exclude the non-cash expense associated with writing off the
      acquired in-process research and development related to the R2 and
      Suros acquisitions in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 in the amounts
      of $10,200 and $4,900, respectively.

  (5) To exclude the non-cash expense associated with writing off the
      acquired in-process research and development related to the AEG
      acquisition in the third quarter of fiscal 2006.

  (6) To exclude the non-cash expense associated with writing off the
      acquired in-process research and development related to the
      acquisition of the Fischer Imaging intellectual property in the first
      quarter of fiscal 2006.

  (7) To reflect the tax effect of the above adjustments, except for the
      non-tax write-off of the acquired in-process research and development
      related to the AEG, R2 and Suros acquisitions. (See (4), (5) and (6)
      above).

  Contact: Glenn P. Muir                      Frances Crecco
           Executive Vice President & CFO     Director, Investor Relations
           Hologic, Inc.                      Hologic, Inc.
           (781) 999-7300                     (781) 999-7377

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: fcrecco@hologic.com

SOURCE: Hologic, Inc.

CONTACT: Glenn P. Muir, Executive Vice President & CFO, +1-781-999-7300,
Frances Crecco, Director, Investor Relations, +1-781-999-7377, both of
Hologic, Inc.

Web site: http://www.hologic.com/