Repligen Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Resultsáand Updates Full Year 2021 Financial Guidance
05/04/2021 | 07:31am EDT
Reported revenue was $142.8 million for the quarter, representing year-over-year growth of 88% and organic growth of 69%
Growth driven by combination of COVID-related demand, base business strength and acquisition revenue
WALTHAM, Mass., May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN), a life sciences company focused on bioprocessing technology leadership, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021. Provided in this press release are financial highlights for the quarter, updates to our financial guidance for the year 2021, and access information for today’s webcast and conference call.
Tony J. Hunt, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “I am extremely proud of the way our team executed here in the first quarter. With unprecedented demand driven by strong COVID tailwinds, our whole team pivoted to deliver an impressive quarter with 88% growth and 69% organic. COVID revenue contribution ticked up to 25% of revenues in the first quarter and equally impressive was the performance of our non-COVID base business which was up 31% year-on-year. This is an endorsement of the differentiation we have in the marketplace with our technologies and the focus and execution of our global team. With accelerating orders, new product launches, planned new capacity and impressive growth across all four franchises, we are confident about the full year outlook for the Company and are updating our financial guidance to reflect our expectations for operating margin expansion and for organic revenue growth in the range of 42%-49%.”
First Quarter 2021 Highlights
Revenue increased by 88% year-over-year as reported and 69% organically, to $142.8 million
COVID contributed 46 points, or 53% of revenue growth
Base business (excluding COVID) contributed 27 points, or 31% of revenue growth
Acquisitions made in 2020 contributed 14 points, or 16% of revenue growth
GAAP operating margin was 25.5%, an increase of 980 bps
Adjusted (non-GAAP) operating margin was 32.0%, an increase of 790 bps
GAAP fully diluted EPS was $0.52 compared to $0.18 for the first quarter of 2020
Adjusted (non-GAAP) fully diluted EPS increased to $0.68 compared to $0.32 for the first quarter of 2020
Financial Details for the First Quarter 2021
Total revenue for the first quarter of 2021 increased to $142.8 million compared to $76.1 million for the first quarter of 2020, a year-over-year gain of 88% as reported and 83% at constant currency, with organic growth of 69%.
GROSS PROFIT and GROSS MARGIN
Gross profit (GAAP) for the first quarter of 2021 was $83.1 million, a year-over-year increase of $39.0 million. Adjusted gross profit (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2021 was $84.8 million, a year-over-year increase of $40.3 million, or 90%.
Gross margin (GAAP) for the first quarter of 2021 was 58.2%, compared to 58.0% for the first quarter of 2020. Adjusted gross margin (non-GAAP) for the first quarter was 59.3%, compared to 58.5% in the 2020 period.
Operating income (GAAP) for the first quarter of 2021 was $36.4 million, a year-over-year increase of $24.5 million. Adjusted operating income (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2021 was $45.7 million, a year-over-year increase of $27.4 million or 149%.
Operating margin (GAAP) was 25.5% for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 15.6% for the first quarter of 2020. Adjusted operating margin (non-GAAP) for the first quarter was 32.0%, compared to 24.1% in the 2020 period.
Net income (GAAP) for the first quarter of 2021 was $29.5 million compared to $9.8 million for the first quarter of 2020.
Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2021 was $38.8 million, a year-over-year increase of $22.0 million or 131%.
EARNINGS PER SHARE
Earnings per share (GAAP) for the first quarter of 2021 were $0.52 on a fully diluted basis, compared to $0.18 for the first quarter of 2020.
Adjusted EPS (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2021 increased to $0.68 on a fully diluted basis, compared to $0.32 for the 2020 period.
EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, for the first quarter of 2021 was $44.6 million compared to $18.7 million for the first quarter of 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2021 was $48.8 million, a year-over-year increase of $27.5 million or 130%.
Our cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2021 were $711.3 million, compared to $717.3 million at December 31, 2020.
All reconciliations of GAAP to adjusted (non-GAAP) figures above, as well as EBITDA to adjusted EBITDA, are detailed in the reconciliation tables included later in this press release.
Financial Guidance for 2021
Our financial guidance for the fiscal year 2021 is based on expectations for our existing business and includes the financial impact of our 2020 acquisitions of ARTeSYN Biosolutions Holdings Ireland Limited (which closed on December 3, 2020), Non-Metallic Solutions, Inc. (which closed on October 20, 2020 ) and Engineered Molding Technologies LLC (which closed on July 13, 2020). The guidance below excludes the impact of potential additional acquisitions and future fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
FISCAL YEAR 2021 GUIDANCE:
Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $565-$590 million, an increase from our previous guidance of $500-$525 million. We expect overall revenue growth of 54%-61% and 52%-59% at constant currency. Organic growth is expected to be in the range of 42%-49%, an increase from our previous guidance of 26%-33%.
Revenue from COVID-related programs is expected to be in the range of $140-$160 million, an increase from our previous guidance of $90-$100 million. This represents incremental COVID-related revenue of $94-$114 million compared to 2020, representing 26-31 points of overall revenue growth.
Our expectations for incremental revenue related to acquisitions made in 2020 is unchanged, in the range of $37-$40 million and representing 10-11 points of overall revenue growth.
Gross margin is expected to be 57%-58% on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis.
Income from operations is expected to be in the range of $127-$133 million on a GAAP basis, an increase from our previous guidance of $103-$109 million. Adjusted (non-GAAP) income from operations is expected to be in the range of $156-$162 million, an increase from our previous guidance of $134-$140 million.
Net income is expected to be in the range of $95-$99 million on a GAAP basis, an increase from our previous guidance of $74-$79 million. Adjusted (non-GAAP) net income is expected to be in the range of $126-$130 million, an increase from our previous guidance of $106-$111 million. Our current guidance reflects a tax rate of 19% on adjusted pre-tax income.
Fully diluted GAAP EPS is expected to be in the range of $1.67-$1.74, an increase from our previous guidance of $1.30-$1.38. Adjusted (non-GAAP) fully diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $2.21-$2.28, an increase from our previous guidance of $1.86-$1.94.
Our non-GAAP guidance for the fiscal year 2021 excludes the following items:
$6.5 million estimated acquisition and integration expenses; $0.3 million in cost of product revenue, $1.1 million in research and development (R&D) and $5.1 million in selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A).
$20.7 million estimated intangible amortization expense in SG&A.
Expected inventory step-up charges of $1.8 million related to 2020 acquisitions.
$11.1 million of non-cash interest expense (Other income (expense)) related to our convertible debt notes.
Our non-GAAP guidance for the fiscal year 2021 includes:
An income tax increase of $9.3 million, representing the tax impact of acquisition and integration costs, inventory step-up changes, intangible amortization and non-cash interest.
All reconciliations of GAAP to adjusted (non-GAAP) guidance are detailed in the tables included later in this press release.
Conference Call Repligen will host a conference call and webcast today, May 4, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. EST, to discuss first quarter financial results and corporate developments. The conference call will be accessible by dialing toll-free (844) 274-3999 for domestic callers or (412) 317-5607 for international callers. No passcode is required for the live call. In addition, a webcast will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website. Both the conference call and webcast will be archived for a period of time following the live event. The replay dial-in numbers are (877) 344-7529 from the U.S., (855) 669-9658 from Canada and (412) 317-0088 for international callers. Replay listeners must provide the passcode 10155233.
Non-GAAP Measures of Financial Performance To supplement our financial statements, which are presented on the basis of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the following non-GAAP measures of financial performance are included in this release: revenue growth rate at constant currency, adjusted gross profit and adjusted gross margin, adjusted income from operations and adjusted operating margin, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share, adjusted earnings per diluted share (EPS), adjusted cost of sales, adjusted R&D expense, adjusted SG&A, adjusted income tax expense and adjusted income tax rate. The Company provides organic revenue growth rates in constant currency to exclude the impact of both foreign currency translation, and the impact of acquisition revenue for current year periods that have no prior year comparable, in order to facilitate a comparison of its current revenue performance to its past revenue performance. The Company provides revenue growth rates in constant currency in order to facilitate a comparison of its current revenue performance to its past revenue performance. To calculate revenue growth rates in constant currency, the Company converts actual net sales from local currency to U.S. dollars using constant foreign currency exchange rates in the current and prior period.
The Company’s non-GAAP financial results and/or non-GAAP guidance exclude the impact of: acquisition and integration costs, inventory step-up charges and intangible amortization costs related to the Company’s acquisitions, as well as non-cash interest expenses and loss on conversion of debt related to the Company’s convertible debt, and the related impact on tax of non-GAAP charges. These costs are excluded because management believes that such expenses do not have a direct correlation to future business operations, nor do the resulting charges recorded accurately reflect the performance of our ongoing operations for the period in which such charges are recorded.
A reconciliation of GAAP to adjusted non-GAAP financial measures is included as an attachment to this press release. When analyzing the Company’s operating performance and guidance investors should not consider non-GAAP measures as substitutable for the comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.
About Repligen Corporation
Repligen Corporation is a global life sciences company that develops and commercializes highly innovative bioprocessing technologies and systems that increase efficiencies in the process of manufacturing biological drugs. Our primary customers are biopharmaceutical drug developers and contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) worldwide. Our corporate headquarters are located in Waltham, Massachusetts, with additional administrative and manufacturing operations worldwide. The majority of our manufacturing sites are located within the U.S. (California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York), and outside of the U.S. we have sites in Estonia, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden.
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