Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2010 Operating Results
Performance Exceeds Guidance
PRNewswire-FirstCall
BEDFORD, Mass.

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced its results for the third fiscal quarter ended June 26, 2010.

Highlights of the quarter include:

  • Revenues of $420.7 million.
  • Third quarter 2010 net income was $27.4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Third quarter 2010 non-GAAP adjusted net income was $78.2 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, and adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) was $154.4 million. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included as an attachment to this press release.
  • Term loan fully repaid in April 2010.
  • $200 million unused Revolving Credit Facility terminated; interest expense includes non-cash charge of $2.2 million to write-off remaining deferred financing costs.

Highlights subsequent to quarter-end include:

  • Notification of a September 24, 2010 review date of the Company's Selenia Dimensions three-dimensional (3-D) digital breast tomosynthesis system by the Radiological Devices Panel (Panel) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the Company's pre-market approval application (PMA).
  • Definitive agreement to acquire Sentinelle Medical Inc. executed on July 6, 2010 with expected closing date on or about August 5, 2010, subject to customary closing conditions, including Canadian judicial approval.

Third quarter fiscal 2010 revenues totaled $420.7 million, an increase of 4.4% when compared to revenues of $403.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. The increase was primarily attributable to: (i) growth in Breast Health revenues of $14.5 million, or 8.3%, driven by an increase in service revenue related to our increased installed base of Selenia full field digital mammography systems of $13.1 million, or 28.8%, and an increase in product revenues of $1.4 million, or 1.1%; and (ii) GYN Surgical revenues up $5.7 million, or 8.7%. Slightly offsetting these increases were: (i) a decrease in Diagnostics revenues of $2.2 million, or 1.5%, reflecting a decrease in Thin Prep revenues that were slightly offset by an increase in revenues from our Third Wave product lines; (ii) a decline in Skeletal Health revenues of $0.5 million, or 2.1%; and (iii) the phase out of certain products, included in the above changes from prior year, which contributed $3.7 million of revenues in the third quarter of fiscal 2009.

For the third quarter of fiscal 2010, Hologic reported net income of $27.4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with net income of $30.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. Included in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 and 2009 results were: (i) a charge of $57.1 million and $53.8 million, respectively, attributable to the amortization of intangible assets; and (ii) a non-cash interest expense charge of $18.5 million and $17.1 million, respectively, related to the Company's adoption of a new accounting standard for its Convertible Notes (Accounting Standard Codification 470-20, "Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement)"). Also included in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 results were charges of: (i) $2.2 million (non-cash) to write-off the remaining deferred financing costs in connection with the Company's termination of its Revolving Facility (Revolver), as the Company determined, following the complete repayment of its term loan in April 2010, the Revolver was no longer needed; and (ii) $0.8 million related to transaction costs incurred in connection with the Company executing an agreement to acquire Sentinelle Medical Inc. (Sentinelle Medical).

The Company's non-GAAP adjusted net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 increased 3.5% to $78.2 million compared to $75.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. The Company's fiscal 2010 third quarter non-GAAP adjusted net income excludes the amortization of intangible assets, the non-cash interest expense relating to the adoption of the new accounting standard for our Convertible Notes, and the transaction costs related to the Company executing an agreement to acquire Sentinelle Medical. The Company's fiscal 2009 third quarter non-GAAP adjusted net income primarily excludes the amortization of intangible assets and the non-cash interest expense relating to the adoption of the new accounting standard for our Convertible Notes.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income, non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share (EPS), and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. The Company's definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures, and the reconciliations of these measures to the Company's comparable GAAP financial measures for the periods presented, are set forth in the supplemental information attached to this press release. When analyzing the Company's operating performance, investors should not consider these non-GAAP measures as a substitute for the comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

For the nine months ended June 26, 2010, revenues totaled $1.251 billion, compared to revenues of $1.234 billion in the nine months ended June 27, 2009. This increase was primarily attributable to growth in: (i) service and other revenue of $40.1 million, or 26.2%, primarily related to our increased installed base of Selenia systems; and (ii) Diagnostics and GYN Surgical product sales of $21.2 million, or 3.5%. These increases were partially offset by a reduction in: (i) Breast Health product revenues of $35.9 million, or 8.4%; (ii) the phase out of certain products, included in the above changes from prior year, which contributed $18.5 million of revenues in the nine months ended June 27, 2009; and (iii) Skeletal Health product revenues of $8.5 million, or 16.4%, when compared to the first nine months of fiscal 2009.

For the nine months ended June 26, 2010, Hologic reported net income of $74.2 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $2.241 billion, or $8.74 per diluted share, for the nine months ended June 27, 2009. Included in the results for the nine months ended June 26, 2010 and June 27, 2009, were: (i) a charge of $171.3 million and $154.6 million, respectively, attributable to the amortization of intangible assets; and (ii) a non-cash interest expense charge of $54.4 million and $50.3 million, respectively, related to the Company's adoption of a new accounting standard for our Convertible Notes. Also included in the results for the nine months ended June 26, 2010 were charges of: (i) $12.5 million related to the Company's settlement of its patent litigation with Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES); (ii) $2.2 million (non-cash) to write-off the remaining deferred financing costs in connection with the Company's termination of its Revolver; (iii) $0.8 million related to transaction costs incurred in connection with the Company executing an agreement to acquire Sentinelle Medical; and (iv) $0.7 million of net operating charges associated with the closure and sale of a certain product line in Shanghai. Also included in the results for the nine months ended June 27, 2009 were charges of $2.34 billion for the impairment of goodwill relating to reporting units acquired from Cytyc, $4.1 million attributable to the write-off of certain intangible assets acquired from Third Wave and a charge of $1.1 million related to the fair value write-up of acquired inventory.

The Company's non-GAAP adjusted net income for nine months ended June 26, 2010 decreased 1.0% to $228.7 million compared to $230.9 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2009. The Company's fiscal 2010 nine-month non-GAAP adjusted net income excludes the amortization of intangible assets, the non-cash interest expense related to the adoption of the new accounting standard for our Convertible Notes, the charge related to the Company's settlement of its patent litigation with EES, the transaction costs related to the Company executing an agreement to acquire Sentinelle Medical and the net operating charges related to the Shanghai facility. The Company's fiscal 2009 nine-month non-GAAP adjusted net income primarily excludes the goodwill impairment charges, write-off and amortization of intangible assets, and non-cash interest expense relating to the adoption of the new accounting standard for our Convertible Notes.

As of June 26, 2010, total backlog for all products was $285.7 million.

"We are encouraged by our performance for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, even in the face of continued challenges resulting from a weak economy both domestically and internationally," said Rob Cascella, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our mammography business has stabilized and we continue to experience growth in most of our disposables product lines, offset slightly by the lagging effects of unemployment, healthcare uncertainties and, to a lesser extent, the strengthening of the dollar. We remain steadfast in our focus on long-term growth, as well as our solid earnings potential and cash flow. Lastly, we are thrilled with not only the impending acquisition of Sentinelle Medical, which will allow us to participate in both near and distant Magnetic Resonance market opportunities, but also the prospect of presenting to the FDA Panel the exciting progress made with our breast tomosynthesis."

Third quarter revenue overview by segment:

  • Breast Health revenues, which include the Company's mammography, Computer-Aided Detection (CAD), breast biopsy, MammoSite and AEG products, increased to $189.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 compared to $174.9 million for the same period in fiscal 2009, an increase of 8.3%, primarily due to the increases in revenues from: (i) service related to our increased installed base of Selenia systems; and, to a lesser extent, (ii) our new 2D/3D Selenia Dimensions product. These increases in units and revenues were partially offset by: (i) Selenia product mix and configuration differences; and (ii) $1.8 million less in revenues in the current quarter as compared to third quarter of prior year as a result of our closing the AEG organic photoconductor drum coatings manufacturing operations in Shanghai.
  • Diagnostics revenues, which include the Company's ThinPrep products, Rapid Fetal Fibronectin test, Cervista tests, and other Third Wave products, totaled $137.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 compared to $139.5 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2009, a decrease of 1.5%. This revenue decrease was primarily due to a reduction in ThinPrep volume, primarily reflecting a decline in patient visits, which we attribute to the lagging effects of unemployment, economic uncertainties, and recent changes in cervical cancer screening guidelines. Also adding to the decrease was the elimination of $1.9 million of revenues we generated in the third quarter of fiscal 2009 from molecular tests we sold as analyte specific reagents (ASRs) that we no longer market. These decreases were partially offset by an increase in revenues from our Cervista tests and other Third Wave product lines.
  • GYN Surgical revenues, which include the Company's NovaSure endometrial ablation system and Adiana permanent contraception system, totaled $71.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 compared to $65.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2009, an increase of 8.7%. This increase was primarily due to growth in domestic sales of Adiana devices and an increase in the number of NovaSure devices sold worldwide.
  • Skeletal Health revenues, which include the Company's osteoporosis assessment and mini C-arm product lines, totaled $22.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 compared to $22.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2009, a decrease of 2.1%. This slight decrease was primarily the result of fewer mini C-arm system sales.

FDA Panel Date for 3-D Digital Mammography Tomosynthesis System:

The Company's Selenia Dimensions 3-D digital breast tomosynthesis system has been scheduled to be reviewed by the Radiological Devices Panel of the FDA on September 24, 2010 as part of the Company's PMA application. The PMA application being reviewed was originally filed in 2008 and subsequently updated with additional data, and seeks approval of the use of the system for both screening and diagnostics. In addition, the Company is conducting a number of additional clinical trials for a separate FDA submission expected to be filed at a later date.

Signing of Definitive Agreement with Sentinelle Medical:

On July 6, 2010, Hologic announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sentinelle Medical, a leading provider of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) breast coils, tables and visualization software, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The purchase price for the transaction will be $85 million, plus a two-year contingent earn out, subject to a maximum earn-out. The earn out will be payable in cash installments equal to a multiple of the incremental revenue growth in Sentinelle Medical's business in the two years following the closing. This transaction is expected to close on or about August 5, 2010, subject to customary closing conditions, including Canadian judicial approval.

Term Loan Balance and Revolver:

On July 24, 2008, in connection with its acquisition of Third Wave Technologies, the Company entered into a term loan for an original amount of $540 million. The loan was fully repaid by April 2010. The Company also determined it no longer needed the Revolver and terminated it in June 2010.

Financial Guidance:

The Company's guidance for fiscal 2010 reflects its current core products and does not reflect any future revenue or earnings from any product currently before the FDA awaiting approval or clearance, or from any products related to the expected acquisition of Sentinelle Medical.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 (Quarter ending September 25, 2010):

  • The Company expects fourth quarter fiscal 2010 revenues to be approximately $415 million to $420 million, comparable with the third quarter of fiscal 2010 and up from $402.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009.

The three phased-out product lines discussed above contributed $2.5 million in revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009.

  • The Company expects EPS to be approximately $0.11 and non-GAAP adjusted EPS to be approximately $0.30.

Fiscal 2010 (Year ending September 25, 2010):

  • The Company is increasing its fiscal 2010 revenues guidance from the range of $1.640 billion to $1.665 billion to a range of $1.665 billion to $1.670 billion, reflecting the current level of capital equipment stabilization as experienced during the first nine months of fiscal 2010 and the outlook for flat-to-slightly increased GYN Surgical revenues and flat-to-slightly decreased Diagnostics revenues for the remainder of the year.

The three phased-out product lines discussed above contributed $21.0 million in revenues in fiscal 2009.

  • The Company expects EPS to be approximately $0.39 and non-GAAP adjusted EPS to be approximately $1.17.

A reconciliation of the Company's GAAP to non-GAAP fiscal 2010 projections is included as an attachment to this press release.

Hologic may not generate expected revenues and may incur expenses or charges or realize income or gains in fiscal 2010 that could cause actual results to vary from the guidance above. In addition, the Company is continuing to monitor the effects of the U.S. and general worldwide economic and regulatory conditions and related uncertainties, including the recently enacted healthcare reform legislation and associated tax provisions, as well as foreign currency fluctuations, which, along with other uncertainties facing our business, could adversely affect anticipated results.

Conference Call and Webcast:

Hologic's management will host a conference call on Monday, August 2, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss third quarter fiscal 2010 operating results. Interested participants may listen to the call by dialing 888-503-8177 or 719-325-2318 for international callers and referencing access code 3392847 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 Friday, August 20, 2010, at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 for international callers, access code 3392847. The Company will also provide a live webcast and replay of the call on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.hologic.com/investor-overview , available through Friday, August 20, 2010. A PowerPoint presentation related to the conference call will be posted after the close of the market on Monday, August 2, 2010 on the investor relations page of the Company's website.

About Hologic, Inc.:

Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women. Hologic's core business units are focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. Hologic provides a comprehensive suite of technologies with products for mammography and breast biopsy, radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer, cervical cancer screening, treatment for menorrhagia, permanent contraception, osteoporosis assessment, preterm birth risk assessment, mini C-arm for extremity imaging and molecular diagnostic products including HPV and reagents for a variety of DNA and RNA analysis applications.

Hologic, Adiana, AEG, Cervista, Dimensions, MammoSite, NovaSure, Rapid fFN, Selenia, ThinPrep and Third Wave and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.


Forward-Looking Statement 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: market trends; the Company's backlog and any implication that the Company's backlog may be indicative of future sales; the Company's anticipated acquisition of Sentinelle Medical and the potential benefits of that acquisition; the expected timing of the Panel review of Hologic's Selenia Dimensions digital breast tomosynthesis system, and the anticipated benefits of that system; and the Company's outlook and financial and other guidance. 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 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 revenues for any future period.

The anticipated Panel review is only one step in the FDA's review process and can be rescheduled or cancelled at any time. Hologic is unable to predict the outcome of the Panel review, and there can be no assurance that the Panel will recommend that the FDA approve Hologic's system for either screening or diagnostics. Even if the Panel were to make such recommendation, there can be no assurance that the FDA would approve Hologic's system for either use on a timely basis, if at all. In addition, even if approved, the FDA could impose conditions to such approval that would significantly limit the use or commercialization of the system.

Risks and uncertainties that may affect the Company's ability to consummate the Sentinelle Medical acquisition or that may cause actual results to vary materially, include, among others: the parties may be unable to gain approval of the Plan of Arrangement pursuant to which the transaction will be consummated; the parties may be unable to complete the acquisition or completing the acquisition may be more costly than expected; the Company may not be able to achieve the expected synergies from the acquisition or it may take longer than expected to achieve those synergies; the acquisition may involve unexpected costs or unexpected liabilities, or the effects of purchase accounting may be different from the Company's expectations; the combined company may be adversely affected by future legislative, regulatory, or tax changes as well as other economic, business and/or competitive factors.

Other risks and uncertainties that could adversely affect the Company's business and prospects, and otherwise cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, include without limitation: U.S. and general worldwide economic conditions and related uncertainties; the Company's reliance on third-party reimbursement policies to support the sales and market acceptance of its products, including the possible adverse impact of government regulation and changes in the availability and amount of reimbursement; uncertainties regarding the recently enacted healthcare reform legislation and associated tax provisions; changes in guidelines, recommendations and studies published by various organizations that could affect the use of the Company's products; the Company's ability to integrate its acquisitions and business combinations effectively; uncertainties inherent in the development of new products and the enhancement of existing products, including FDA approval and/or clearance and other regulatory risks, technical risks, cost overruns and delays; the risk that newly introduced products may contain undetected errors or defects or otherwise not perform as anticipated; manufacturing risks, including the Company's reliance on a single or limited source of supply for key components, and the need to comply with especially high standards for the manufacture of many of its products; 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 certain of the Company's products; the risk of adverse events and product liability claims; risks related to the use and protection of intellectual property; expenses and uncertainties relating to litigation; technical innovations that could render products marketed or under development by the Company obsolete; competition; the risks of conducting business internationally, including the effect of exchange rate fluctuations on those operations; financing risks, including the Company's obligation to meet financial covenants under the Company's financing arrangements and leases; and the Company's ability to attract and retain qualified personnel.

The risks and uncertainties included above are not exhaustive. 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. The Company 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.

Contact:
Deborah R. Gordon
Vice President, Investor Relations
Hologic, Inc.
deborah.gordon@hologic.com
Tel: 781.999.7716

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