WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BASI) (“BASi”, the “Company”, “We” or “Our”) today announced financial results for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2018.

Over the last five months, we acquired the business of Seventh Wave Laboratories, LLC, commenced the expansion of our facilities in Evansville, Indiana, and obtained funding to support these initiatives in order to support future growth and enhance our scientific capabilities, client service offerings and client experience.

Jill Blumhoff, BASi’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer commented, “We are proud to report revenue growth during the fourth and final quarter of fiscal 2018 as compared to fiscal 2017, and even more proud of the foundation we have been building for future growth.  Our earnings in fiscal 2018 were impacted by over $550,000 in one-time costs for acquisition and integration activities as well as retirement and recruiting expenses; however, we believe these investments will positively impact our future.”

Ms. Blumhoff continued, “In fiscal 2018, we made improvements to our facilities, strategically invested in new laboratory equipment, added critical leadership positions and invested in new product development.  We also completed plans and funding for the 2019 Evansville expansion. In addition to our expansion plans, we plan to further develop and integrate our scientific service offerings.  We also expect to invest in sales and marketing resources.  We are encouraged by the traction of all of these growth initiatives, further setting the foundation for enhancing the client experience and growth in the future.”

“We remain encouraged by these results and recent events, which would not be possible without the consistently outstanding work from our dedicated team” Ms. Blumhoff concluded.

Fourth Quarter Results

For the quarter, revenue amounted to $8,986,000, a 53% increase from $5,873,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.  Revenue growth was mainly driven by the incremental sales associated with the Seventh Wave acquisition plus increased sales in both the Services and Products segments.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 amounted to $200,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to net income of $229,000, or $0.03 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. One-time expenses related to the Seventh Wave acquisition and integration in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 amounted to approximately $345,000.

Net income and earnings per share were also impacted by lower archive revenues, higher new product development expenses and higher stock option expense attributable to the grants of options to our directors and certain employees in October 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, amounted to $1,029,000, compared to Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 of $672,000.

Due to recent financing activities, and to support 2019 growth plans, the Company had $773,000 in cash, $3,500,000 available on its general line of credit, $4,445,000 available on its construction line of credit and $1,429,250 available on an equipment line of credit as of September 30, 2018.

Fourth Quarter Segment Results

Service revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 increased 60% to $8,019,000 compared to $5,002,000 for the same period in fiscal 2017. Revenues from the Seventh Wave acquisition added $2,982,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.  Also, Preclinical services revenues increased $260,000 due to a more favorable mix of studies in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Other laboratory services revenues were negatively impacted by lower archive revenues, which impact was partially offset by higher pharmaceutical analysis revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 versus the comparable period in fiscal 2017.

Cost of Service revenue as a percentage of Service revenue decreased to 65.9% during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 from 67.7% in the comparable period in fiscal 2017.  The principal cause of this decrease was the increase in revenues, which led to higher absorption of the fixed costs in our Service segment. 

Sales in our Products segment increased 11% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 from $871,000 to $967,000 when compared to the same period in the prior fiscal year.  The majority of the increase stems from an increase in sales of our Culex automated in vivo sampling systems and related consumables in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.  Increased sales of our analytical instruments and PalmSens instruments also contributed to the increase.

Cost of Products revenue as a percentage of Products revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 decreased to 54.9% from 71.5% in the comparable prior-year period.  This decrease is mainly due to the mix of product sales during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, principally higher sales of the Culex automated in vivo sampling system, which carries higher margins.

Fiscal Year Results

For fiscal 2018, revenue amounted to $26,346,000 an 8.7% increase from $24,242,000 for fiscal 2017.  Revenue growth was mainly driven by the incremental sales associated with the Seventh Wave acquisition offset slightly by a decline in other service revenues as compared to fiscal 2017.

Net loss amounted to $194,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, for fiscal 2018 compared to net income of $884,000, or $0.10 per diluted share, for fiscal 2017.  One-time expenses related to the Seventh Wave acquisition and integration, as well as higher recruiting, retirement and relocation costs amounted to approximately $550,000. Net loss was also impacted by lower archive revenues of $253,000, and other increased operating costs including new product development expenses and higher stock option expense attributable to the grants of options to our directors and certain employees in October 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA was $2,822,000 for fiscal 2018, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $2,424,000 for fiscal 2017.

Fiscal Year Segment Results

Service revenue increased 11.2% in fiscal 2018, to $22,440,000 from $20,182,000 in fiscal 2017. Revenues from the Seventh Wave acquisition added $2,982,000 in fiscal 2018.  Also, Preclinical services revenues increased $168,000 due to a more favorable mix of studies in fiscal 2018. Other laboratory services revenues were negatively impacted by lower archive revenues of $253,000, which impact was partially offset by higher pharmaceutical analysis revenues of $178,000 in fiscal 2018 versus the comparable period in fiscal 2017.

Cost of Service revenue as a percentage of Service revenue increased to 70.9% during fiscal 2018 from 69.3% in fiscal 2017.  The principal cause of this increase was the mix of revenues, specifically the decline in archiving revenues which carry higher margins. 

Sales in our Products segment decreased 3.8% in fiscal 2018, from $4,060,000 to $3,906,000 when compared to fiscal 2017.  The majority of the decrease stems from lower sales of our Culex automated in vivo sampling systems during fiscal 2018, partially offset by an increase in sales of our analytical instruments in fiscal 2018. 

Cost of Product revenue as a percentage of Product revenue in fiscal 2018 decreased to 59.5% from 62.9% in the fiscal 2017.   This decrease is mainly due to a change in the mix of products sold favoring higher-margin instruments fiscal 2018.

Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Cash provided by operating activities was $3,487,000 for fiscal 2018 compared to $1,236,000 for fiscal 2017.

As of September 30, 2018, the Company had $773,000 in cash and cash equivalents and $3,500,000 available on its general line of credit.  The Company had a zero balance on its $4,445,000 construction line of credit and a zero balance on its $1,429,250 equipment line of credit.  During fiscal 2018, cash from new financing and operations funded the Seventh Wave acquisition of $6,759,000.  In addition, the Company funded capital expenditures for laboratory equipment and building improvements as well as computer equipment and software of approximately $1,317,000.

Amendments to Credit Arrangements

On July 2, 2018, the Company and First Internet Bank (“FIB”) entered into an amendment to the Company’s credit agreement to, among other things, provide the Company with an additional term loan in the amount of $5,500,000, the proceeds of which were used to fund a portion of the cash consideration for the Seventh Wave acquisition, and increased borrowing availability under the Company’s general revolving line of credit from $2,000,000 to $3,500,000. The new term loan and the general revolving line of credit mature July 2, 2023, and June 30, 2019, respectively. Amounts outstanding under the new term loan bear interest at a fixed per annum rate of 5.06%, while interest accruing on the principal balance of the general revolving line of credit remains unchanged, at a floating per annum rate equal to the Prime Rate (as defined in the credit agreement). At September 30, 2018, the balance on the Company’s original term loan under the credit agreement was $4,222,000.

In addition, on September 28, 2018, in connection with the announced expansion of our Evansville nonclinical services site, the Company and FIB amended the Company’s credit agreement to provide a construction draw loan in a principal amount not to exceed $4,445,000 and an equipment draw loan in a principal amount not to exceed $1,429,250.  These draw loans mature on March 28, 2025, and bear interest at a fixed rate of 5.20%.  Each loan requires monthly payments of accrued interest on amounts outstanding through March 28, 2020, and thereafter monthly payments of principal and interest on amounts then outstanding through maturity.

Non-GAAP to GAAP Reconciliation

This press release contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP).  The non-GAAP financial measures are Adjusted EBITDA for the three and twelve month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017. Adjusted EBITDA as reported herein refers to a financial performance measure that excludes from net income
(loss) income statement line items, interest expense and income taxes (benefit) expense, as well as non-cash charges for depreciation and amortization, stock option (benefit) expense and non-recurring acquisition and integration costs.

The non-GAAP financial information should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management, however, believes that Adjusted EBITDA, when used in conjunction with the results presented in accordance with GAAP, may provide a more complete understanding of the Company's results and may facilitate a fuller analysis of the Company's results, particularly in evaluating performance from one period to another.

Management has chosen to provide this supplemental information to investors, analysts, and other interested parties to enable them to perform additional analyses of our results and to illustrate our results giving effect to the non-GAAP adjustments shown in the reconciliation. Management strongly encourages investors to review the Company's consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety and cautions investors that the non-GAAP measures used by the Company may differ from similar measures used by other companies, even when similar terms are used to identify such measures.

About Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.

BASi is a pharmaceutical development company providing contract research services and monitoring instruments to the world's leading drug development companies, emerging pharmaceutical companies and medical research organizations. The Company focuses on developing innovative services and products that increase efficiency, improve decision making and allow accelerated goal attainment for our clients. Visit www.BASinc.com for more information about BASi.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to our financial condition, changes in the market and demand for our products and services, the development, marketing and sales of products and services, changes in technology, industry standards and regulatory standards, and various market and operating risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  BASi assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as may be required by law. Actual results may vary, and could differ materially, from those anticipated, estimated, projected or expected in these forward-looking statements for a number of reasons, including, among others, the risk factors disclosed in the Company's most recent Annual Report, as filed, with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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(SEE BELOW FOR CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS)

 
BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 Three Months Ended
September 30,
(Unaudited)
 Fiscal Year Ended
  September 30,
  2018  2017   2018  2017 
      
Service revenue$  8,019 $  5,002  $  22,440 $  20,182 
Product revenue 967  871   3,906   4,060 
  Total revenue 8,986  5,873   26,346  24,242 
      
Cost of service revenue 5,285  3,386   15,904  13,990 
Cost of product revenue 531  623   2,326  2,555 
  Total cost of revenue 5,816  4,009   18,230  16,545 
      
Gross profit 3,170  1,864   8,116  7,697 
Operating expenses:     
  Selling 624  245   1,541  1,053 
  Research and development 166  125   596  465 
  General and administrative 2,455  1,202   5,965  4,901 
  Total operating expenses 3,245  1,572   8,102  6,419 
      
Operating income (loss) (75)  292   14  1,278 
      
  Interest expense (125) (53)  (274) (375)
  Other income 1    1   6  6 
Net income (loss) before income taxes  (199)   240   (254)   908 
      
Income tax expense (benefit)   1    11    (60)   24 
      
Net income (loss)$    (200)$  229  $  (194)$   884 
      
Other comprehensive income (loss):   -     13     -    35 
      
Comprehensive income (loss)$   (200)$  229  $  (194)$   919 
      
      
Basic net income (loss) per share$    (0.02)$   0.03  $  (0.02)$   0.11 
Diluted net income (loss) per share$   (0.02)$   0.03  $  (0.02)$   0.10 
      
Weighted common shares outstanding:     
  Basic 10,229  8,241   8,771  8,178 
  Diluted 10,229  8,780   8,771  8,733 
      



 
BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 (In thousands, except share amounts) 
 
    September 30,
2018
    September 30,
2017
    
Assets   
Current assets:   
  Cash and cash equivalents$  773 $  434
  Accounts receivable   
  Trade, net of allowance of $1,948 at September 30, 2018 and   
  $2,404 at September 30, 2017 4,128  2,530
  Unbilled revenues and other 1,012  615
  Inventories, net 1,182  913
  Prepaid expenses 966  814
  Total current assets 8,061  5,306
    
Property and equipment, net 16,610  14,965
Goodwill 3,072  38
Other intangible assets, net 3,318  
Lease rent receivable 115  87
Deferred tax asset 62  
Other assets 30  21
    
  Total assets$  31,268 $  20,417
    
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity   
Current liabilities:   
    Accounts payable$  3,192  $  2,052
  Restructuring liability 1,117  1,117
    Accrued expenses 1,571  1,202
    Customer advances 4,925  2,980
  Income taxes payable   20
   Current portion of capital lease obligation 87  128
    Current portion of long-term debt 909  224
  Total current liabilities

 

 
 11,801  7,723
Capital lease obligation, less current portion 37  69
Long-term debt, less current portion, net of debt issuance costs 8,546  4,158
  Total liabilities 20,384  11,950
    
Shareholders’ equity:   
    Preferred shares, authorized 1,000,000 shares, no par  value:   
  35 Series A shares at $1,000 stated value issued and outstanding at September 30, 2018 and 1,035 at September 30, 2017 35  1,035
    Common shares, no par value:   
  Authorized 19,000,000 shares; 10,245,277 issued and
  outstanding at September 30, 2018 and 8,243,896 at
  September 30, 2017
 2,523    2,023
  Additional paid‑in capital 24,557    21,446
  Accumulated deficit (16,231 (16,037)
  Total shareholders’ equity  10,884    8,467
  Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$  31,268  $  20,417
    


 

BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
        
 Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
September 30, September 30,
 2018   2017  2018   2017
        
GAAP Net income (loss)$  (200) $  229  $   (194) $  884
        
Add back: Interest expense   125      53      274     372
 Income taxes (benefit) expense    1     11     (60)    24
  Depreciation and amortization   726     373    1,875     1,520
 Stock option (benefit) expense   32      6     134     19
  Acquisition and integration costs   345     —    395     —
        
Adjusted EBITDA$    1,029  $  672 $   2,424  $  2,822
        
Adjusted EBITDA - Earnings before interest expense, income taxes (benefit) expense, depreciation and amortization, stock option (benefit) expense and non-recurring acquisition and integration costs.
 
 


FOR MORE INFORMATION:Company Contact: 
 Jill Blumhoff 
Chief Financial Officer &
 Vice President of Finance 
 Phone: 765.497.8381 
 jblumhoff@BASinc.com