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April 23, 2013 at 4:05 PM EDT

Quidel Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 -- Quidel Corporation(NASDAQ: QDEL), a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

First Quarter2013 Highlights:

  • Increased total revenues by 63% to $62.0 million from $38.0 million in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Reported EPS of $0.36 per diluted share compared to $0.00 in the first quarter of last year.
  • Received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Quidel Molecular Direct C. difficile Assay for use on three (3) thermocycling platforms.
  • Received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for Quidel Molecular RSV+hMPV Assay.
  • Received Moderate Complexity CLIA designation from the FDA for the recently 510(k)-cleared AmpliVue C. difficile Assay.
  • Received CE Mark for Quidel Molecular Direct HSV 1+2/VZV Assay.

First Quarter
2013 Results

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $62.0 million as compared to $38.0 million in the first quarter of 2012. The increase in revenues was driven by greater sales of infectious disease products due to a stronger influenza and respiratory disease season, as compared to the first quarter of 2012.

Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $12.4 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to $0.05 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding amortization of intangibles and stock compensation expense, net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $17.0 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to $3.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the same period in 2012.

"This year's influenza season, which began earlier in the previous period, continued well into the first quarter. Demand for our respiratory products, including QuickVue, Sofia, Quidel Molecular and Diagnostic Hybrids, remained elevated through much of February until the percentage of patient visits attributable to influenza-like illness(ILI) fell as the epidemic ebbed," said Douglas Bryant, president and CEO of Quidel Corporation. "In addition to strong financial performance in the quarter, we continued to execute our product development strategy, and are poised to launch an increasing number of new products in 2013."

Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company is providing non-GAAP financial information to exclude the effect of stock-based compensation and amortization of intangibles on earnings and net earnings per share as a supplement to its consolidated financial statements, which are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S., or GAAP.

Management is providing the adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share information for the periods presented because it believes this enhances the comparison of the Company's financial performance from period-to-period, and to that of its competitors. This press release is not meant to be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures is included in this press release as part of the attached financial tables.

Conference Call Information

Quidel management will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter results as well as other business matters today beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). During the conference call, management may answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends. Quidel's responses to these questions, as well as other matters discussed during the conference call, may contain or constitute material information that has not been previously disclosed.

To participate in the live call by telephone from the U.S., dial 866-515-2913, or from outside the U.S. dial 617-399-5127, and enter the pass code 64054813.

A live webcast of the call can be accessed at http://www.quidel.com, and the Web site replay will be available for 14 days. The telephone replay will be available for 48 hours beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:00 p.m. Pacific Time) on April 23 by dialing 888-286-8010 from the U.S., or 617-801-6888 for international callers, and entering pass code 61483202.

About Quidel Corporation

Quidel Corporation serves to enhance the health and well being of people around the globe through the development of diagnostic solutions that can lead to improved patient outcomes and provide economic benefits to the healthcare system. Marketed under the QuickVue®, D3® Direct Detection and Thyretain® leading brand names, as well as under the new Sofia® and AmpliVue® brands, Quidel's products aid in the detection and diagnosis of many critical diseases and conditions, including, among others, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, Strep A, herpes, pregnancy, thyroid disease and fecal occult blood. Quidel's research and development engine is also developing a continuum of diagnostic solutions from advanced lateral-flow and direct fluorescent antibody to molecular diagnostic tests to further improve the quality of healthcare in physicians' offices and hospital and reference laboratories. For more information about Quidel's comprehensive product portfolio, visit www.quidel.com and Diagnostic Hybrids at www.dhiusa.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws that involve material risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Many possible events or factors could affect our future financial results and performance, such that our actual results and performance may differ materially from those that may be described or implied in the forward-looking statements. As such, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Differences in actual results and performance may arise as a result of a number of factors including, without limitation, fluctuations in our operating results resulting from seasonality; the timing of the onset, length and severity of cold and flu seasons; government and media attention focused on influenza and the related potential impact on humans from novel influenza viruses; adverse changes in competitive conditions in domestic and international markets; the reimbursement system currently in place and future changes to that system; changes in economic conditions in our domestic and international markets; changes in sales levels as it relates to the absorption of our fixed costs; lower than anticipated market penetration of our products; the quantity of our product in our distributors' inventory or distribution channels and changes in the buying patterns of our distributors; our development of new technologies, products and markets; our development and protection of intellectual property; our reliance on a limited number of key distributors; our reliance on sales of our influenza diagnostics tests; our ability to manage our growth strategy, including our ability to integrate companies or technologies we have acquired or may acquire; intellectual property risks, including but not limited to, infringement litigation; limitations and covenants in our senior credit facility; that we may incur significant additional indebtedness; our need for additional funds to finance our operating needs; volatility and disruption in the global capital and credit markets; acceptance of our products among physicians and other healthcare providers; competition with other providers of POC diagnostic products; changes in government policies; adverse actions or delays in product reviews by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA"); compliance with other government regulations, such as safe working conditions, manufacturing practices, environmental protection, fire hazard and disposal of hazardous substances; third-party reimbursement policies; our ability to meet demand for our products; interruptions in our supply of raw materials; product defects; business risks not covered by insurance; the loss of key personnel; international risks, including but not limited to, compliance with product registration requirements, exposure to currency exchange fluctuations, longer payment cycles, lower selling prices and greater difficulty in collecting accounts receivable, reduced protection of intellectual property rights, political and economic instability, taxes, and diversion of lower priced international products into US markets; our failure to maintain adequate internal control over financial reporting; volatility in our stock price; dilution resulting from future sales of our equity; and provisions in our charter documents and Delaware law that might delay stockholder actions with respect to business combinations or the election of directors. Forward-looking statements typically are identified by the use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "might," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. The risks described under "Risk Factors" in reports and registration statements that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from time to time should be carefully considered. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the results of any revision or update of the forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

(In thousands, except per share data; unaudited)
Three months ended
March 31,
2013 2012
Total revenues $ 61,995 $ 37,960
Cost of sales (excludes amortization of intangible assets from acquired businesses and technology) 19,547 14,808
Research and development 7,524 8,504
Sales and marketing 8,442 6,536
General and administrative 7,529 5,924
Amortization of intangible assets from acquired businesses and technology 1,764 1,718
Total costs and expenses 44,806 37,490
Operating income 17,189 470
Interest expense (204 ) (407 )
Interest income 6 18
Total other expense (198 ) (389 )
Income before taxes 16,991 81
Provision for income taxes 4,624 30
Net income $ 12,367 $ 51
Basic earnings per share $ 0.37 $ 0.00
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.36 $ 0.00
Weighted shares used in basic per share calculation 33,501 32,997
Weighted shares used in diluted per share calculation 34,575 33,504
Gross profit as a % of total revenues 68 % 61 %
Research and development as a % of total revenues 12 % 22 %
Sales and marketing as a % of total revenues 14 % 17 %
General and administrative as a % of total revenues 12 % 16 %
Condensed balance sheet data (in thousands): 3/31/13 12/31/12
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash $ 45,898 $ 17,012
Accounts receivables 14,108 32,570
Inventory 20,722 15,496
Total assets 257,076 242,099
Long term debt 5,462 10,567
Stockholders' equity 218,419 199,780
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended
March 31,
2013 2012
Net income - GAAP $ 12,367 $ 51
Add: Non-cash stock compensation expense 2,141 1,863
Amortization of intangibles 4,974 3,800
Income tax impact of 2012 research and development tax credit (510 ) -
Income tax impact of non-cash stock compensation expense and amortization of intangibles (1,935 ) (1,992 )
Adjusted net income $ 17,037 $ 3,722
Basic earnings per share:
Adjusted net earnings $ 0.51 $ 0.11
Net earnings - GAAP $ 0.37 $ 0.00
Diluted earnings per share:
Adjusted net earnings $ 0.49 $ 0.11
Net earnings - GAAP $ 0.36 $ 0.00

Quidel Contact:
Quidel Corporation
Randy Steward
Chief Financial Officer
(858) 552-7931

Media and Investors Contact:
Quidel Corporation
Ruben Argueta
(858) 646-8023

Source: Quidel Corporation