Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2007 Operating Results
Revenues, Earnings and Backlog Increase to Record Highs
PRNewswire-FirstCall
BEDFORD, Mass.

BEDFORD, Mass., July 31, 2007 /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 ended June 30, 2007.

Highlights of the quarter include:

  • Record revenues of $191.5 million.
  • Record earnings of $24.7 million.
  • Record 328 Selenia full field digital mammography systems installed and recognized as revenue.
  • Record backlog of $222.1 million.
  • Cash balance increases to $93.8 million.

Third quarter fiscal 2007 revenues totaled $191,505,000, a 60% increase when compared to revenues of $119,685,000 in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. For the third quarter of fiscal 2007, Hologic reported net income of $24,748,000, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared with net income of $12,017,000, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. The improvement in quarterly earnings primarily reflects the increase in product sales of Selenia® full-field digital mammography systems in the current quarter as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2006. 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, and (iii) Suros Surgical Systems, Inc. ("Suros"), acquired on July 27, 2006.

The Company's non-GAAP adjusted net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 increased 104% to $28.7 million compared to the Company's non-GAAP adjusted net income of $14.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. The Company's fiscal 2007 third quarter non-GAAP adjusted net income excludes the following:

  • a $3.8 million charge to operating expenses to amortize the intangible assets acquired from AEG, Fischer, R2 and Suros; and
     
  • a $1.6 million charge for stock-based compensation expense.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of this adjusted net income to the Company's net income for the third quarters of fiscal 2007 and 2006 is set forth in the supplemental disclosure schedule attached to this press release. The Company believes this non-GAAP measure is useful to investors in comparing the results of operations in fiscal 2007 to the comparable period in fiscal 2006 by eliminating certain of the more significant effects of the acquisitions that took place in fiscal 2006, as well as the Company's adoption of FASB Statement 123R at the beginning of fiscal 2006. Management 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 prepared in accordance with GAAP.

For the nine months ended June 30, 2007, revenues increased 74%, to $535,804,000 compared to revenues of $308,625,000 in the nine months ended June 24, 2006. For the nine months ended June 30, 2007, Hologic recognized net income of $62,468,000, or $1.14 per diluted share, compared with net income of $28,897,000, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the comparable nine-month period in fiscal 2006.

During the third quarter, Hologic recognized as revenue the sale of 328 Selenia full-field digital mammography systems. At June 30, 2007, the Company's backlog for orders of Selenia was 537 systems, and total backlog for all products was $222.1 million.

"We are very pleased with our financial results for the fiscal third quarter, including strong revenue growth, increased earnings and a growing backlog," said Jack Cumming, Chairman and CEO. "Once again, our sales growth this quarter was highlighted by the continued demand for Selenia, our full field digital mammography system. We believe we are continuing to gain market share in the industries we serve primarily due to our technology leadership. This growth is a testament to the strength of our products and our sales execution, and we believe additional opportunities exist as our brand awareness grows. We are looking forward to continued success in the final quarter of this fiscal year and into next year."

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. Since fiscal 2006, the primary function of the digital detector business is to support the Company's mammography product line.

The Company 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.

Third quarter financial overview by segment:

  • Mammography/Breast Care revenues increased 81% to $153,511,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 from $85,837,000 for the same period in fiscal 2006. 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 third quarter of fiscal 2007 increased to $37,872,000 compared to operating income of $19,536,000 in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. 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 and to a lesser extent, lower cost of CAD in connection with our acquisition of R2. Mammography/Breast Care costs and expenses in the third quarters of fiscal 2007 and 2006 included $1,331,000 and $710,000, respectively, of stock-based compensation.
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  • Osteoporosis assessment revenues decreased to $15,731,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 from $19,548,000 for the same period in fiscal 2006. This decrease was primarily due to a reduction in the number of bone densitometry systems sold in the U.S. as a direct result of decreases in reimbursement and a slight shift to lower-end bone densitometry systems with lower average selling prices. Operating income for this business segment in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 was $294,000 compared to operating income of $2,241,000 in the third quarter of fiscal 2006 reflecting a shift to more systems with fewer features, lower selling prices and earning lower gross margins which was offset in part by lower operating expenses. Osteoporosis assessment costs and expenses in the third quarters of fiscal 2007 and 2006 included $200,000 and $279,000, respectively, of stock-based compensation.
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  • All other revenues, which includes the Company's AEG, mini C-arm, extremity MRI, conventional general radiography service and digital general radiography systems businesses, increased 56% to $22,263,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 from $14,300,000 for the same period in fiscal 2006. The increase in revenues was primarily due to the inclusion of a full quarter of revenues from the AEG businesses acquired on May 2, 2006 and, to a lesser extent, an increase in the number of mini C-arm systems sold in the current quarter. Operating income for this business segment in the third quarter of fiscal 2007 was $1,766,000 compared to an operating loss of $3,196,000 in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Costs and expenses for this business segment in the third quarters of fiscal 2007 and 2006 include $56,000 and $45,000, respectively, of stock-based compensation.

Hologic's management will host a conference call today at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss third quarter fiscal 2007 operating results. Interested participants may listen to the call by dialing 800-311-0799 or 719-457-2695 for international callers and referencing code 8843154 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 August 3, 2007 at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 for international callers, access code 8843154. The Company will also provide a live webcast of the call on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.hologic.com/investor. A replay of the call will also be available on the investor relations page of the Company's website 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 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 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. 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. Such risks and uncertainties 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 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 its 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 complete or manage current or future acquisitions, alliances or joint ventures, such as the Company's contemplated transactions with Cytyc corporation and BioLucent, Inc.; 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.


Contact:
Glenn Muir
Executive Vice President and CFO
Hologic, Inc.
Tel: 781.999.7300


Frances Crecco
Director, Investor Relations
Hologic, Inc.
fcrecco@hologic.com
Tel: (781) 999-7377