Hologic Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2005 Operating Results
Revenues, Earnings and Backlog Increase to Record High
PRNewswire-FirstCall
BEDFORD, Mass.

BEDFORD, Mass., Apr. 27, 2005 /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 six months ended March 26, 2005.

  Highlights of the quarter include:

   * Record revenues of $69.2 million.

   * Record earnings of $6.0 million.

   * Record backlog of $85.2 million.

   * Record 54 Selenia full field digital mammography systems
     recognized as revenue.

Second quarter fiscal 2005 revenues totaled $69,237,000, a 24% increase when compared to revenues of $55,648,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2004. For the second quarter of fiscal 2005, Hologic reported net income of $6,048,000, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared with net income of $2,589,000, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2004. The improvement in quarterly earnings primarily reflects the increase in revenues in the mammography segment as product sales of Selenia digital mammography systems increased, while our bone densitometry segment posted double-digit growth and contributed to the strong quarterly results.

In the current quarter, Hologic's effective tax rate increased to 20% of pre-tax earnings. This rate is higher than the 6% effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 and is higher than expected due to the Company's improved performance and resulting increase in the Company's earnings expectations for the current fiscal year. This has resulted in an estimated effective tax rate for the full 2005 fiscal year of approximately 15%.

For the six months ended March 26, 2005, revenues increased 28%, to $135,413,000 compared to revenues of $105,531,000 in the six months ended March 27, 2004. For the six months ended March 26, 2005, Hologic recognized net income of $10,622,000, or $0.48 per diluted share, compared with net income of $3,629,000, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the comparable six-month period in fiscal 2004.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2005, Hologic recognized as revenue 54 Selenia full-field digital mammography systems. At March 26, 2005, the Company's backlog for orders of Selenia was 131 systems and total backlog for all products increased to over $85 million, the highest quarterly backlog in the Company's history and a 15% increase over the backlog at December 25, 2004.

Commenting on the quarter, Jack W. Cumming, Chairman and CEO said, "Our second quarter performance reflects the strong demand from leading hospitals, imaging clinics and private practice physicians for our medical imaging systems despite the challenges of competition. During the quarter, we recorded our fifth consecutive quarter of revenue growth. This advancement reflects that our strategy is working. At the same time we are focused on working capital discipline which contributed, in part, to our cash balance increasing $23 million in the current quarter. Of this cash increase, we estimate during the quarter we generated approximately $15 million in cash flow from operations. We remain committed to meeting the technological leadership and quality our customers have come to expect from us. And as always, we are working hard to maintain our focus on improving value to our shareholders."

  Second quarter financial overview by segment:

   * Mammography revenues increased 40% to $38,899,000 for the second
     quarter of fiscal 2005 from $27,861,000 for the same period in fiscal
     2004.  This increase was primarily due to continued increasing sales of
     Selenia in the domestic market and, to a lesser extent, an increase in
     sales of analog mammography systems and MultiCare breast biopsy tables.
     Operating income for this business segment in the second quarter of
     fiscal 2005 increased to $4,600,000 compared to operating income of
     $2,026,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2004.  This increase in
     operating income in the current quarter was primarily due to the
     significant increase in revenues and the higher gross margins on
     increasing product sales of Selenia.

   * Osteoporosis assessment revenues increased 15% to $18,971,000 for the
     second quarter of fiscal 2005 from $16,550,000 for the same period in
     fiscal 2004.  This increase was primarily due to an increase in the
     number of bone densitometry systems sold and an increase in service
     revenue.  Operating income for this business segment in the second
     quarter of fiscal 2005 increased to $2,798,000 compared to operating
     income of $1,883,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2004.  This
     increase in operating income in the current quarter was primarily due
     to the increase in revenues.

   * Digital detector revenues increased 92% to $5,724,000 for the second
     quarter of fiscal 2005 from $2,984,000 for the same period in fiscal
     2004.  This increase was primarily due to a significant increase in the
     number of general radiography and mammography digital detectors sold to
     other OEMs.  Operating loss for this business segment in the second
     quarter of fiscal 2005 decreased to $995,000 from $1,310,000 in the
     second quarter of fiscal 2004.  The decrease in operating loss in the
     current quarter was primarily due to increased margin from the higher
     sales volume.

   * All other revenues which includes the Company's mini C-arm,
     conventional general radiography service and digital general
     radiography systems businesses decreased 32% to $5,643,000 for the
     second quarter of fiscal 2005 from $8,253,000 for the same period in
     fiscal 2004.  The decrease in revenues was primarily due to the
     shipment of fewer digital general radiography systems as this business
     is currently being phased out.  Operating income for this business
     segment in the second quarter of fiscal 2005 increased to $778,000 from
     $247,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2004.  This increase in
     operating income in the current quarter was primarily due to a
     reduction in the operating expenses allocated to the digital general
     radiography systems business.

Hologic's management will host a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss second quarter fiscal 2005 operating results. Interested participants may listen to the call by dialing 800-361-0912 or 913-981-5559 for international callers and referencing code 2349087 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 April 29, 2005 at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 for international callers, access code 2349087. 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.

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 osteoporosis assessment, mammography and breast biopsy, direct-to- digital X-ray for general radiography applications and mini C-arm imaging for orthopedic applications. For more information, please visit www.hologic.com.

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 increased earnings expectations for the current fiscal year, the resulting expectation that the Company will be able to realize its deferred tax assets sooner than anticipated, the expected effective tax rate for the current fiscal year, and any implication that the Company's backlog may be indicative of future sales. These forward- looking statements 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. Other factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include, without limitation, manufacturing risks that may limit the Company's ability to ramp-up 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 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 X-ray products; risks relating to compliance with financial covenants under the Company's working capital financing 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. 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
                       CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                               (Unaudited)
                              (In thousands)

                                  ASSETS

                                                  March 26,    September 25,
                                                    2005           2004

  CURRENT ASSETS:
   Cash and cash equivalents                       $95,691        $68,335
   Accounts receivable, net                         52,400         48,409
   Inventories                                      37,089         40,174
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets         8,862          9,135
      Total current assets                         194,042        166,053

  Property and equipment, net                       33,913         32,877
  Intangible assets, net                             5,744          6,251
  Goodwill                                           6,285          6,285
  Other assets, net                                  1,173            285
                                                  $241,157       $211,751



                   LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY


                                                  March 26,    September 25,
                                                    2005           2004
  CURRENT LIABILITIES:
   Current portion of note payable                    $472           $475
   Accounts payable                                 12,930         10,546
   Accrued expenses                                 24,014         20,970
   Deferred revenue                                 16,470         13,013
      Total current liabilities                     53,886         45,004


  Notes payable, net of current portion                236            472


  STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
   Common stock, $.01 par value-
    Authorized - 30,000 shares
     Issued - 21,744 and 20,585
      shares, respectively                             217            206
   Capital in excess of par value                  159,454        149,452
   Retained earnings                                28,818         18,196
   Cumulative translation adjustment                 (990)        (1,115)
   Treasury stock, 45 shares at cost                 (464)          (464)
      Total stockholders' equity                   187,035        166,275
                                                  $241,157       $211,751



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


                          Three Months Ended         Six Months Ended
                        March 26,    March 27,    March 26,    March 27,
                          2005         2004         2005         2004

  REVENUES               $69,237      $55,648     $135,413     $105,531

  COSTS AND EXPENSES:
   Cost of revenues       42,464       35,057       84,432       65,517
   Research and
    development            4,842        4,117        9,192        8,153
   Selling and marketing   7,299        7,850       16,547       16,881
   General and
    administrative         7,451        5,778       13,471       11,073

                          62,056       52,802      123,642      101,624

      Income from
       operations          7,181        2,846       11,771        3,907


  Interest income            464          116          722          224


  Interest expense/
   other income (expense)    (91)        (267)         (71)        (358)

      Income before provision
       for income taxes    7,554        2,695       12,422        3,773

  Provision for income
   taxes                   1,506          106        1,800          144


      Net income          $6,048       $2,589      $10,622       $3,629

  Net income per common and
   common equivalent share:
      Basic                $0.29       $ 0.13        $0.51       $ 0.18
      Diluted              $0.27       $ 0.12        $0.48       $ 0.17

  Weighted average number of
  common shares outstanding:
      Basic               21,129       20,211       20,888       20,095
      Diluted             22,441       21,293       22,101       21,095

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

SOURCE: Hologic, Inc.

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

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