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Emergent BioSolutions Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter and First Six Months of 2010
  • 2Q and six month 2010 revenues of $62.1 and $108.9 million, respectively
  • 2Q and six month 2010 net income of $9.8 million or $0.32 per share, and $12.3 million, or $0.40 per share, respectively
  • June 30, 2010 cash and accounts receivable balance of $148.0 million, including $102.2 million of cash and $45.8 million of accounts receivable
  • Reaffirmation of recently revised 2010 forecast of total revenues of $275 to $300 million and net income of $40 to $50 million

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced today its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010.

Total revenues for the second quarter and first six months of 2010 were $62.1 million and $108.9 million, respectively. Net income for the second quarter and first six months of 2010 was $9.8 million, or $0.32 per basic share, and $12.3 million, or $0.40 per basic share, respectively. The second quarter 2010 performance was primarily driven by sales of BioThrax(R) (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) based on scheduled deliveries to the Strategic National Stockpile and increased contracts and grants revenues resulting from development programs for certain vaccine and therapeutic candidates that are reimbursed under U.S. government development contracts and grants.

R. Don Elsey, chief financial officer of Emergent BioSolutions, stated, "Our financial performance for the second quarter and first six months of 2010 was in line with our internal expectations. Over the next two quarters, we anticipate strong financial performance as reflected by our revised annual revenue and earnings forecast. In addition, throughout the remainder of 2010 and into 2011, we anticipate significant news flow as we focus on achieving our key upcoming milestones, which include: a follow-on procurement contract for BioThrax doses; a contract for the advanced development of our rPA program; FDA's response to our pending submission for a revised dosing schedule for BioThrax of three doses over six months with a three year booster; completion of the ongoing clinical trial for AIG; initiation of a Phase I study for our next generation anthrax vaccine based on BioThrax and a novel adjuvant; initiation of a Phase I study for our anthrax monoclonal therapeutic; initiation of an additional Phase IIb study of our TB vaccine in HIV-infected subjects; and completion of an acquisition or in-licensing transaction to broaden our product development pipeline."

2Q and First Six Months of 2010 Key Financial Results

Product Sales

For 2Q 2010, product sales were $55.9 million, a decrease of $13.5 million, or 19 percent, from $69.3 million in 2Q 2009, primarily due to a June 2009 lump-sum payment from HHS of $29.6 million related to the approval of four-year expiry dating for BioThrax(R), partially offset by a 23 percent increase in the number of doses of BioThrax(R) delivered coupled with a 15 percent increase in the sales price per dose. Product sales revenues in 2Q 2010 consisted of BioThrax(R) sales to HHS of $53.5 million and aggregate international and other sales of $2.3 million.

For the six month period of 2010, product sales were $94.7 million, a decrease of $36.3 million, or 28 percent, from $131.0 million in the comparable period of 2009, primarily due to the June 2009 lump-sum payment from HHS coupled with a 20 percent decrease in the number of doses of BioThrax(R) delivered, partially offset by a 17 percent increase in the sales price per dose. Product sales revenues for the six month period of 2010 consisted of BioThrax(R) sales to HHS of $92.4 million and aggregate international and other sales of $2.4 million.

Contracts and Grants Revenues

For 2Q 2010, contracts and grants revenue was $6.3 million, an increase of $2.4 million, or 62 percent, from $3.9 million in 2Q 2009. Contracts and grants revenue for 2Q 2010 consisted exclusively of development contract revenue from NIAID and BARDA.

For the six month period of 2010, contracts and grants revenue was $14.2 million, an increase of $7.5 million, or 112 percent, from $6.7 million in the comparable period of 2009. Contracts and grants revenue for the six month period of 2010 consisted primarily of development contract revenue from NIAID and BARDA.

Cost of Product Sales

For 2Q 2010, cost of product sales was $11.1 million, an increase of $0.6 million, or 6 percent, from $10.4 million in 2Q 2009. This increase was attributable to the 23 percent increase in BioThrax(R) doses sold, partially offset by a decrease in cost per dose sold associated with increased production yield in the period during which the doses sold were produced.

For the six month period of 2010, cost of product sales was $18.6 million, a decrease of $7.2 million, or 28 percent, from $25.8 million in the comparable period of 2009. This decrease was attributable to a 20 percent decrease in the number of doses of BioThrax(R) delivered coupled with a decrease in the cost per dose sold associated with increased production yield in the period in which the doses were produced.

Research and Development

For 2Q 2010, research and development expenses were $18.6 million, a decrease of $2.1 million, or 10 percent, from $20.7 million in 2Q 2009. This decrease reflects lower contract service costs, and includes decreased expenses of $3.2 million related to the company's commercial product candidates, partially offset by increased expenses of $0.4 million on product candidates associated with the company's biodefense programs, primarily product candidates within the company's anthrax franchise, and increased expenses of $0.7 million in other research and development, which are in support of technology platform development activities and central R&D activities.

For the six month period of 2010, research and development expenses were $38.5 million, an increase of $1.9 million, or 5 percent, from $36.6 million in the comparable period of 2009. This increase reflects higher contract service costs, and includes increased expenses of $5.8 million on product candidates associated with the company's biodefense programs coupled with increased expenses of $1.6 million in other research and development, partially offset by decreased expenses of $5.5 million related to the company's commercial product candidates.

Selling, General and Administrative

For 2Q 2010, selling, general and administrative expenses were $17.6 million, a decrease of $1.7 million, or 9 percent, from $19.4 million in 2Q 2009. This decrease is primarily due to a decrease in the impairment charge associated with the company's Frederick, Maryland facilities of $3.3 million, partially offset by increased personnel and professional services to support growth of the company.

For the six month period of 2010, general and administrative expenses were $33.8 million, a decrease of $1.5 million, or 4 percent, from $35.3 million in the comparable period of 2009. This decrease is primarily due to a decrease in the impairment charge associated with the company's Frederick, Maryland facilities of $2.8 million, partially offset by increased personnel and professional services to support growth of the company.

Financial Condition and Liquidity

Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2010 was $102.2 million compared to $102.9 million at December 31, 2009. Additionally, at June 30, 2010, the accounts receivable balance was $45.8 million, which is comprised primarily of unpaid amounts due related to shipments of BioThrax(R) received and accepted by the US government in the second quarter of 2010.

2010 Forecast

For 2010, the Company is reaffirming its recently revised financial forecast of total revenues of $275 to $300 million and net income of $40 to $50 million. This forecast does not reflect or incorporate any revenue impact from a possible development contract for the company's rPA vaccine candidate.

Conference Call and Webcast

Company management will host a conference call at 5:00 pm Eastern on August 5, 2010 to discuss the financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2010, recent business developments and the forecast for 2010. The conference call will be accessible by dialing 888/713-4214 or 617/213-4866 (international) and providing passcode 93804688. A webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the Company's website at www.emergentbiosolutions.com, under "Investors".

A replay of the conference call will be accessible, approximately one hour following the conclusion of the call, by dialing 888/286-8010 or 617/801-6888 and using the passcode 16087459. The replay will be available through August 19. The webcast will be archived on the company's website, www.emergentbiosolutions.com, under "Investors".

About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of vaccines and antibody therapies that assist the body's immune system to prevent or treat disease. Emergent's marketed product, BioThrax(R) (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed), is the only vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of anthrax disease. Emergent's product pipeline targets infectious diseases and includes programs focused on anthrax, tuberculosis, typhoid, flu and chlamydia. Additional information may be found at www.emergentbiosolutions.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, including with respect to future deliveries of BioThrax(R) into the SNS, completion of our remaining key milestones for 2010, our expected revenues and net income for 2010 and expected revenues for the second half of 2010, and any other statements containing the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "estimates" and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including appropriations for BioThrax(R) procurement; our ability to obtain new BioThrax(R) sales contracts; our plans to pursue label expansions and improvements for BioThrax(R); our ability to win a development award with the U.S. government for our recombinant protective antigen anthrax vaccine candidate; our plans to expand our manufacturing facilities and capabilities; the rate and degree of market acceptance and clinical utility of our products; the success of our ongoing and planned development programs, preclinical studies and clinical trials; our ability to identify and acquire or in license products and product candidates that satisfy our selection criteria; the potential benefits of our existing collaboration agreements and our ability to enter into selective additional collaboration arrangements; the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our other product candidates; our commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities and strategy; our estimates regarding expenses, future revenue, capital requirements and needs for additional financing; and other factors identified in the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 and subsequent reports filed with the SEC. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

Financial Statements Follow

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
June 30, December 31,
2010 2009
ASSETS (Unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 102,193 $ 102,924
Restricted cash 215 215
Accounts receivable 45,765 54,872
Inventories 17,116 13,521
Note receivable 10,000 10,000
Deferred tax assets, net 2,637 1,870
Income tax receivable, net 8,788 2,574
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 7,732 7,838
Total current assets 194,446 193,814
Property, plant and equipment, net 136,839 131,834
Assets held for sale 12,930 13,960
Deferred tax assets, net 399 3,894
Other assets 1,133 1,187
Total assets $ 345,747 $ 344,689
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 20,300 $ 17,159
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 1,137 1,570
Accrued compensation 11,580 14,926
Indebtedness under line of credit - 15,000
Long-term indebtedness, current portion 12,186 5,791
Deferred revenue 241 255
Total current liabilities 45,444 54,701
Long-term indebtedness, net of current portion 36,910 44,927
Other liabilities 1,350 1,246
Total liabilities 83,704 100,874
Commitments and contingencies - -
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 15,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively - -
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 31,196,209 and 30,831,360 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively 31 31
Additional paid-in capital 127,349 120,492
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,641) (1,476)
Retained earnings 134,482 122,152
Total Emergent BioSolutions Inc. stockholders' equity 260,221 241,199
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiary 1,822 2,616
Total stockholders' equity 262,043 243,815
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 345,747 $ 344,689
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
2010 2009
(Unaudited)
Revenues:
Product sales $ 55,872 $ 69,330
Contracts and grants

6,266

3,861
Total revenues 62,138 73,191
Operating expenses:
Cost of product sales 11,076 10,428
Research and development 18,602 20,680
Selling, general and administrative 17,649 19,373
Income from operations 14,811 22,710
Other income (expense):
Interest income 376 305
Interest expense (2) (6)
Other income (expense), net 6 (10)
Total other income (expense) 380 289
Income before provision for income taxes 15,191 22,999
Provision for income taxes 5,757 9,748
Net income 9,434 13,251
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 374 1,591
Net income attributable to Emergent BioSolutions Inc. $ 9,808 $ 14,842
Earnings per share - basic $ 0.32 $ 0.49
Earnings per share - diluted $ 0.31 $ 0.48
Weighted-average number of shares - basic 31,097,445 30,271,317
Weighted-average number of shares - diluted 31,900,000 30,949,612
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2010 2009
(Unaudited)
Revenues:
Product sales $ 94,725 $ 131,008
Contracts and grants 14,213 6,702
Total revenues 108,938 137,710
Operating expenses:
Cost of product sales 18,584 25,796
Research and development 38,524 36,590
Selling, general and administrative 33,841 35,348
Income from operations 17,989 39,976
Other income (expense):
Interest income 764 605
Interest expense (7) (10)
Other income (expense), net (2) (34)
Total other income (expense) 755 561
Income before provision for income taxes 18,744 40,537
Provision for income taxes 7,392 17,114
Net income 11,352 23,423
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 979 2,538
Net income attributable to Emergent BioSolutions Inc. $ 12,331 $ 25,961
Earnings per share - basic $ 0.40 $ 0.86
Earnings per share - diluted $ 0.39 $ 0.83
Weighted-average number of shares - basic 30,989,308 30,227,948
Weighted-average number of shares - diluted 31,666,976 31,202,275
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2010 2009
(Unaudited)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 11,352 $ 23,423
Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Stock-based compensation expense 3,363 2,250
Depreciation and amortization 2,646 2,507
Deferred income taxes 3,437 1,340
Non-cash development expenses from joint venture 185 4,088
(Gain) loss on disposal of property and equipment (29) 35
Provision for impairment of long-lived assets 1,029 3,818
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (709) (513)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 9,107 (30,544)
Inventories (3,595) 6,945
Income taxes (6,214) 8,219
Prepaid expenses and other assets 159 1,112
Accounts payable 4,151 (1,149)
Accrued compensation (3,346) (1,418)
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (329) 103
Deferred revenue (14) 246
Net cash provided by operating activities 21,193 20,462
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (8,631) (9,094)
Net cash used in investing activities (8,631) (9,094)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from borrowings on line of credit 15,000 30,000
Principal payments on long-term indebtedness and line of credit (31,621) (31,625)
Issuance of common stock subject to exercise of stock options 2,784 1,134
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 709 513
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (13,128) 22
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (165) (355)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (731) 11,035
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 102,924 91,473
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 102,193 $ 102,508

SOURCE: Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

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