WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BASI) (“BASi”, the “Company”, “We” or “Our”), doing business as Inotiv, a leading provider of nonclinical and analytical contract research services, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2020, BASi saw significant growth compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Growth initiatives including acquisitions of the Gaithersburg, Maryland, operations of Smithers Avanza in May 2019 and  Pre-Clinical Research Services, Inc’s. (“PCRS”) business in Ft. Collins, Colorado, in December 2019, as well as expansion of the Evansville facility and investment in the St. Louis facility, contributed to the increase in service revenue and gross margins. Over the last six months, we have improved our infrastructure and platform to support future growth and additional potential acquisitions. We believe these internal infrastucture initiatives, investments, acquisitions and recruiting efforts, combined with our existing team and the continuing development of our sales and marketing team, have led and will continue to lead to growth in revenue and the ability to improve the service offerings to our clients. We further believe that the actions and investments since July 2018 form a foundation upon which we can build.

Robert Leasure, Jr., BASi's President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "Our financial results for the first six months of fiscal 2020 were positively impacted  by increases in sales and margins from the internal growth the Company has been experiencing in the Service business and acquisitions.  We saw an increase in overhead and corporate expenses related to our acquisitions in May 2019 and December 2019 and expenses associated with enhancements to support internal growth and our infrastructure development. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued our operations to support our clients in their efforts toward drug discovery and development, including working with multiple clients, at our multiple sites, on a variety of therapy or vaccine candidates for COVID-19."

"We plan to continue working on the integration of our combined businesses and added services. We plan to further develop our infrastructure, project management, sales, marketing, client services and branding. We will continue to evaluate additional internal and external growth opportunities and new services to provide to existing clients."  Mr. Leasure concluded.

Second Quarter Results

For the quarter, revenue amounted to $16,012,000, a 71.4% increase from $9,344,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Revenue growth was driven by incremental sales associated with organic growth of the service business, as well as sales attributable to the Smithers Avanza and PCRS acquisitions.  

Net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 amounted to $588,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $569,000, or $0.06 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

Net loss and earnings per share were impacted by increased costs associated with Smithers Avanza and PCRS operations and non-recurring expenses of over $300,000 relating to recruiting costs for leadership and scientific staff additions and consulting fees related to the adoption of two accounting standards, and other one-time costs for rebranding to Inotiv, new website launch and acquisition and integration expense. We do not expect the non-recurring expenses to continue or materially impact future fiscal quarters.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 amounted to $1,109,000, compared to Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 of $267,000.  Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended March 31, 2020, amounted to $1,588,000 compared to Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended March 31, 2019, of $703,000.

Second Quarter Segment Results

Service revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 increased 86.8% to $15,191,000 compared to $8,131,000 for the same period in fiscal 2019, including $3,154,000 or 38% from growth within existing sites and additional revenues attributable to the Smithers Avanza acquisition and the PCRS acquisition of $2,357,000 and $1,549,000, respectively. Nonclinical services revenues increased $6,467,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to the same fiscal quarter last year.  Bioanalytical analysis revenues increased by $504,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to the same fiscal quarter last year.  

Cost of Service revenue as a percentage of Service revenue decreased to 67.2% during the three months ended March 31, 2020, from 73.2% in the three months ended March 31, 2019, due to an increase in sales for higher margin services and additional revenue to cover fixed costs. 

Sales in our Products segment decreased 32.2% in the three months ended March 31, 2020, to $821,000 from $1,213,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2019.  The decrease stems from lower sales of Culex in-vivo sampling systems and Culex related maintenance and services revenues, which decrease was partially offset by an increase in sales for analytical instruments. The decrease is primarily due to a reduction of orders from universities as they closed and reduced purchasing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and our inability to go on site to install and service client instruments. 

Cost of Products revenue as a percentage of Products revenue in the three months ended March 31, 2020, increased to 74.6% from 68.2% in the three months ended March 31, 2019, due to reduced revenue to cover fixed costs.

First Six Months’ Results

For the first six months of fiscal 2020, revenue amounted to $28,930,000, a 61.0% increase from $17,969,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2019. Revenue growth was mainly driven by  $3,979,000 from internal growth from existing operations and attributable to the acquisitions of Smithers Avanza and PCRS of $5,052,000 and $1,930,000, respectively.

Net loss for the first six months of fiscal 2020 amounts to $2,014,000, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to the net loss of $65,000, or $0.06 per diluted share for the first six months of fiscal 2019.

Net loss and earnings per share were impacted by increased costs associated with the acquisitions of Smithers Avanza and PCRS and expenses associated with enhancements to support future growth and infrastructure development. Included in the increased costs were non-recurring expenses of over $1,000,000 relating to recruiting costs for leadership and scientific staff additions, consulting fees related to the adoption of two accounting standards, and other one-time costs for rebranding to Inotiv, our new website launch and acquisition and integration expense.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of fiscal 2020 were $1,588,000 compared to $703,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2019.

First Six Months’ Segment Results

For the first six months of fiscal 2020, our Service revenue increased 72.3% to $27,333,000 compared to $15,866,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2019. Nonclinical services revenues increased due to an overall increase in the number of studies from the prior year and additional revenue attributable to the Smithers Avanza acquisition and the PCRS acquisition during the first half of fiscal 2020.

Cost of Service revenue as a percentage of Service revenue decreased to 69.9% during the first six months of fiscal 2020 from 72.8% in the first six months of fiscal 2019 due to improved margins from increasing sales with improved margins after covering fixed cost.

Sales in our Product segment decreased 24.0% in the first six months of fiscal 2020 to $1,597,000 from $2,103,000 when compared to the first six months of fiscal 2019.  The decrease stems primarily from decreased sales of our Culex automated in vivo sampling instruments and Other instruments, partly offset by increased sales of our Analytical instruments in the first six months of fiscal 2020. The decrease is primarily due to a reduction of orders from universities as they closed and reduced purchasing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and our inability to go on site to install and service client instruments.

Cost of Product revenue as a percentage of Product revenue in the first six months of fiscal 2020 increased to 71.5% from 68.5% in the six months of fiscal 2019.   This increase in the first six months of fiscal 2020 is mainly due to the increase in material cost and adjustment of selling price for in vivo products to stay competitive with the market and some change in product mix.

Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Cash provided by operating activities was $213,000 for the six months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $911,000 for the six month ended March 31, 2019.

As of March 31, 2020, the Company had $198,000 in cash and cash equivalents, a $2,614,000 balance on its general line of credit, a $4,247,000 balance on its construction line of credit and a $1,237,000 balance on its equipment line of credit.  Borrowings on our $3,000,000 Capex Line of credit increased by $601,000 to a balance of $1,036,000, while the recent amendment to our amended and restated credit agreement eliminated the revolving nature of our other Capex line in favor of a term loan in the principal amount of $948,000, equal to the amount of borrowings outstanding on the line as of the amendment. During the first six months of fiscal 2020, cash from operations, cash on hand and financing activities funded capital expenditures of approximately $3,351,000 for the expansion of our Evansville facility and related equipment, investment in our Gaithersburg capacity, upgrades in software, as well as laboratory and computer equipment.

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 six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019. 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, United Kingdom lease liability reversal benefit, non-recurring acquisition and integration costs and other non-recurring third party costs, such as recruiting costs, consulting fees related to the adoption of two accounting standards, and expenses for rebranding and new website launch.

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., operating as Inotiv

BASi, operating as Inotiv, is a pharmaceutical development company providing contract research services and monitoring instruments to emerging pharmaceutical companies and the world's leading drug development companies and medical research organizations. The Company focuses on developing innovative services supporting its clients’ discovery and development objectives for improved decision-making and accelerated goal attainment. BASi’s products focus on increasing efficiency, improving data, and reducing the cost of taking new drugs to market. Visit inotivco.com  for more information about BASi, operating as Inotiv.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to changes in the market and demand for our products and services, the development, marketing and sales of products and services, changes in technology, industry and regulatory standards, the timing of acquisitions and the successful closing, integration and business and financial impact thereof, the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, demand for our services and products and our operations, including the measures taken by governmental authorities to address it, which may precipitate or exacerbate other risks and/or uncertainties and various other market and operating risks, including those detailed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

(SEE BELOW FOR CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS)


BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 Six Months Ended   
March 31,
  2020  2019   2020  2019 
      
Service revenue$  15,191  $  8,131   $    27,333 $    15,866 
Product revenue 821  1,213   1,597  2,103 
   Total revenue 16,012  9,344   28,930  17,969 
      
Cost of service revenue 10,207  5,951   19,118  11,548 
Cost of product revenue 612  832   1,142  1,441 
   Total cost of revenue 10,819  6,783   20,260  12,989 
      
Gross profit 5,193  2,561   8,670  4,980 
Operating expenses:     
  Selling 1,098  655   1,980  1,308 
  Research and development 162  145   324  269 
  General and administrative 4,128  2,210   7,581  3,811 
   Total operating expenses 5,388  3,010   9,885  5,388 
      
Operating loss (195) (449)  (1,215) (408)
      
  Interest expense (392) (122)  (703) (248)
  Other income 10  3   12  4 
Net loss before income taxes (577) (568)  (1,906) (652)
      
Income tax expense 11  1   108  2 
      
Net loss$  (588 )$  (569 ) $  (2,014 )$  (654 )
      
      
Basic net loss per share$     (0.05)$     (0.06) $    (0.19)$    (0.06)
Diluted net loss per share$ (0.05)$     (0.06) $    (0.19)$    (0.06)
      
Weighted common shares outstanding:     
  Basic 10,843  10,290   10,756  10,268 
  Diluted 10,843  10,290   10,756  10,268 
      

BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 (In thousands, except share amounts)

 March  31,
2020
September 30,
2019
 
 (Unaudited)   
Assets    
Current assets:    
  Cash and cash equivalents$  198   $  606   
  Accounts receivable    
  Trade, net of allowance of $493 at March 31, 2020 and $1,759 at September 30, 2019 9,109   7,178  
  Unbilled revenues and other 3,091   2,342  
  Inventories, net 1,204   1,095  
  Prepaid expenses 1,901   1,200  
  Total current assets 15,503   12,421  
     
Property and equipment, net 27,731   22,828  
Operating lease right-of use-assets, net 4,507     
Finance lease right-to use assets, net 4,668     
Goodwill 4,368   3,617  
Other intangible assets, net 4,606   2,874  
Lease rent receivable 132   130  
Deferred tax asset    31  
Other assets 153   79  
       
  Total assets$  61,668   $  41,980  
     
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable$  4,603   $  4,941   
Restructuring liability 225   349  
Accrued expenses 2,316   2,620  
Customer advances 10,869   6,726  
Revolving line of credit 2,614   1,063  
Capex line of credit 1,036   655  
Current portion on long-term operating lease 859     
Current portion of long-term finance lease 4,602   18  
Current portion of long-term debt 1,923   1,109  
Total current liabilities  29,047   17,481  
Long-term operating leases, net 3,896     
Long-term finance leases, net 60   18  
Long-term debt, less current portion, net of debt issuance costs 18,650   13,771  
Deferred tax liabilities 90     
Total liabilities 51,743   31,270  
     
Shareholders’ equity:    
    Preferred shares, authorized 1,000,000 shares, no par value:    
35 Series A shares at $1,000 stated value issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and at September 30, 2019 35   35  
    Common shares, no par value:    
Authorized 19,000,000 shares; 10,864,281 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and 10,510,694 at September 30, 2019 2,678   2,589  
Additional paid‑in capital 26,451   25,183  
Accumulated deficit    (19,239)   (17,097) 
Total shareholders’ equity  9,925     10,710  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$  61,668   $   41,980  


     
BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS 
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  
         
 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended 
  March 31 March 31 
 2020   2019   2020   2019  
         
GAAP Net loss$  (588) $  (569) $  (2,014) $  (654) 
         
Add back: Interest expense   392     122      703     248   
Income taxes (benefit) expense   11     1     108     2  
Depreciation and amortization   924     621     1,673     1,324  
Stock option expense   107     99     204     124  
United Kingdom lease liability reversal benefit   (67)    (65)    (129)    (556) 
Acquisition and integration costs   69     18   339     148  
Other non-recurring, third party costs   261     40   704     67  
         
Adjusted EBITDA$  1,109  $  267  $  1,588  $   703   
  
Adjusted EBITDA - Earnings before interest expense, income taxes (benefit) expense, depreciation and amortization, stock option expense, United Kingdom lease liability reversal benefit, non-recurring acquisition and integration costs and other non-recurring third party costs. 
  

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Company Contact:

Beth A. Taylor
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 765.497.8381
btaylor@inotivco.com