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Cepheid Reports Q4 Full Year 2013 Results

Published: Monday, February 03, 2014
Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014
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Company reports revenues for Q4 2013 of $113.3 million.

Net loss was $10.3 million, or $(0.15) per share, which compares to revenue of $92.4 million and net income of $5.6 million, or $0.08 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2012.  Fourth quarter results for 2013 included a $4.4 million, or $0.06 per share, charge primarily associated with a small, non-core restructuring and impairment of certain assets resulting from a realignment of operations.

Excluding stock compensation expenses, the restructuring expense (which includes an impairment of certain assets), and amortization of acquired purchased intangible assets, non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $2.3 million, or $0.03 per share.  This compares to a non-GAAP net income of $14.2 million, or $0.20 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Fiscal 2013 Overview
For the year ended December 31, 2013, Cepheid reported revenue of $401.3 million which compares to revenue of $331.2 million in 2012.  Net loss for the year was $18.0 million, or $(0.27) per share, which compares to net loss of $20.0 million, or $(0.30) per share, in 2012 which included a charge of $15.1 million, or $0.23 per share, associated with a litigation settlement.

Excluding stock compensation expenses, the restructuring expense (which includes impairment of certain assets), and amortization of acquired purchased intangible assets, non-GAAP net income for the year was $17.9 million, or $0.26 per share.  This compares to a non-GAAP net income of $21.8 million, or $0.31 per share, for the full year 2012, which excluded stock compensation expenses, the amortization of purchased intangible assets, a litigation settlement and a tax benefit related to an intercompany intellectual property transaction.

"Clinical test revenue grew 25% in 2013, with notable strength in our Commercial Clinical Xpert reagents which grew 22%," said John Bishop, Cepheid's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "We also placed a record number of GeneXpert systems in 2013, with strength in both our commercial and HBDC businesses, demonstrating the impact of our rapidly expanding Xpert test menu and global sales footprint."

Continued Bishop, "Adoption of our high throughput Infinity system increased with a record 52 shipments in 2013, including 23 in the fourth quarter, further highlighting Cepheid's position as a platform consolidator within the molecular diagnostics market.  With a menu of 14 tests and growing, we believe the innovative GeneXpert system is the most compelling choice for labs of all sizes looking to leverage accurate and fast diagnostics without the costs and complexities traditionally associated with molecular technologies."

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