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Harvard Bioscience Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Nov 05,2020

Disciplined cost management, cash conservation actions drive increased year-over-year operating income and reduced net debt

  • Operating margin up year-over-year on GAAP and adjusted basis
  • Revenue improved sequentially with solid CRO/pharma demand and academic labs reopening
  • Generated positive operating cash flow in Q3 with working capital improvements

HOLLISTON, Mass., Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: HBIO) (the “Company”) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Jim Green, Chairman and CEO said, “Since anticipating academic labs around the world would likely experience pandemic-related shutdowns early in the year, we moved aggressively to manage costs. These actions, combined with restructuring programs, reduced overall cost of operations delivering year-over-year adjusted operating income and margin growth.”

Green concluded, “The continued growth from CRO/pharma customers, reopening of academic labs and our lower cost of operations, are expected to drive solid operating margins throughout the rest of 2020 and allow for targeted commercial and product investments to drive revenue growth. We expect adjusted operating margins for the second half of 2020 to be in the mid to upper teens.”

Quarterly Financial Results Summary
    Q3'20   Q2'20   Q3'19
             
Revenue   $24.0 million   $23.3 million   $27.4 million
             
Operating Income (Loss) (GAAP)   $0.2 million   $0.6 million   $(1.4) million
             
Adjusted Operating Income   $3.6 million   $4.1 million   $3.3 million
             
Adjusted Operating Margin   14.8%   17.7%   12.1%
             
Loss per diluted share (GAAP)   ($0.03)   ($0.04)   ($0.07)
             
Diluted EPS (GAAP)   $0.04   $0.05   $0.04
             
Adjusted Diluted EPS*   $41.6 million   $42.1 million   $48.8 million
             
* Debt outstanding less cash and cash equivalents        

Please refer to the exhibits below for a reconciliation of certain non-GAAP to GAAP financial measures, including operating income, net income and loss, and diluted earnings per share. Please see “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” for additional information regarding our use of such adjusted financial information.

Webcast and Conference Call Details

Harvard Bioscience will be hosting a conference call and webcast today at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. You can access the live conference call by dialing the following phone numbers: toll-free 1 (877) 303-7611 or international 1 (970) 315-0445 and referencing the conference ID# 9438549.

The conference call will be simultaneously webcast and can be accessed through the Harvard Bioscience website. A slide presentation that will be referenced during the webcast will be posted to our Investor Relations website shortly before the webcast begins. To listen to the webcast, log on to the webcast at: http://investor.harvardbioscience.com/ and click on the Earnings Call icon.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

In this press release, we have included non-GAAP financial information including adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, and adjusted diluted earnings per share. We believe that this non-GAAP financial information provides investors with an enhanced understanding of the underlying operations of the business. For the periods presented, these non-GAAP financial measures have excluded certain expenses and income primarily resulting from purchase accounting or events that we do not believe are related to the underlying operations of the business such as amortization of intangibles related to acquisitions, costs related to acquisition, disposition and integration initiatives, impairment charges, severance, restructuring and other business transformation expenses, and stock-based compensation expense. They also exclude the tax impact of the reconciling items. This non-GAAP financial information approximates information used by our management to internally evaluate the operating results of the Company. Tabular reconciliations of our adjusted operating income, adjusted net income (loss), and adjusted earnings (loss) per diluted share are included as exhibits below in this press release.

The non-GAAP financial information provided in this press release should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, the financial information provided and presented in accordance with GAAP and may be different than other companies’ non-GAAP financial information.

About Harvard Bioscience

Harvard Bioscience is a leading developer, manufacturer and seller of technologies, products and services that enable fundamental research, discovery, and pre-clinical testing for drug development. Our customers range from renowned academic institutions and government laboratories, to the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and clinical research organizations. With operations in North America, Europe, and China, we sell through a combination of direct and distribution channels to customers around the world.

For more information, please visit our website at www.harvardbioscience.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by our use of such words as "will," "guidance," "objectives," "optimistic," "potential," "future," "expects," "plans," "estimates," "continue," "drive," "strategy," "potential," "potentially," "growth," "long-term," "projects," "projected," "intends," "believes," "goals," "sees," "seek," "develop" "possible" "new," "emerging," "opportunity," "pursue" and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. Forward-looking statements in this press release or that may be made during our conference call may include, but are not limited to, statements or inferences about the Company's or management's beliefs or expectations, the Company's anticipated future revenues and earnings, the strength of the Company's market position and business model, industry outlook, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, the Company's business strategy, the positioning of the Company for growth, the market demand and opportunity for the Company's current products, or products it is developing or intends to develop, and the Company's plans, objectives and intentions that are not historical facts. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Investors should note that many factors, as more fully described under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q issued in 2020 and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and as otherwise enumerated herein or therein may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified by these risk factors. The Company's results may also be affected by factors of which the Company is not currently aware. The Company may not update these forward-looking statements, even though its situation may change in the future, unless it has obligations under the federal securities laws to update and disclose material developments related to previously disclosed information.

For investor inquiries, please contact Michael A. Rossi, Chief Financial Officer at (508) 893-8999.

 

 

 

                         
  HARVARD BIOSCIENCE, INC.  
  Consolidated Statements of Operations  
  (unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)  
                             
          Three Months Ended    
          September 30, 2020   June 30, 2020   September 30, 2019    
                             
    Revenues $ 24,037     $ 23,308     $ 27,418      
    Cost of revenues   10,542       9,452       12,440      
      Gross profit   13,495       13,856       12,439      
                             
    Operating expenses:                    
      Sales and marketing expenses   4,588       4,279       5,294      
      General and administrative expenses     5,399       5,670       6,604      
      Research and development expenses     1,949       1,897       2,564      
      Amortization of intangible assets   1,377       1,454       1,422      
      Impairment charges   -       -       460      
    Total operating expenses   13,313       13,300       16,344      
                             
    Operating income (loss)   182       556       (1,365 )    
                             
    Other expense:                    
      Interest expense, net   (1,205 )     (1,233 )     (1,348 )    
      Other (expense) income, net   (392 )     (191 )     39      
    Other expense   (1,597 )     (1,424 )     (1,309 )    
                             
    Loss before income taxes   (1,415 )     (868 )     (2,674 )    
    Income tax provision (benefit)   (317 )     713       (54 )    
    Net loss $ (1,098 )   $ (1,581 )   $ (2,620 )    
                             
    Basic and diluted loss per share $ (0.03 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.07 )    
                             
    Weighted average common shares:                    
      Basic and diluted   38,920       38,468       38,036      
                             

 

 

 

                   
    HARVARD BIOSCIENCE, INC.    
    Consolidated Statements of Operations    
    (unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)    
                       
          Nine Months Ended    
          September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019    
                       
    Revenues $ 71,116     $ 85,204      
    Cost of revenues   30,783       38,116      
      Gross profit   40,333       47,088      
                       
    Operating expenses:              
      Sales and marketing expenses     14,446       17,370      
      General and administrative expenses     17,828       17,215      
      Research and development expenses     6,336       8,070      
      Amortization of intangible assets     4,258       4,289      
      Impairment charges     -       1,401      
    Total operating expenses   42,868       48,345      
                       
    Operating loss   (2,535 )     (1,257 )    
                       
    Other expense:              
      Interest expense, net   (3,737 )     (4,129 )    
      Other expense, net   (472 )     (214 )    
    Other expense   (4,209 )     (4,343 )    
                       
    Loss before income taxes   (6,744 )     (5,600 )    
    Income tax provision (benefit)   451       (363 )    
    Net loss $ (7,195 )   $ (5,237 )    
                       
    Basic and diluted loss per share $ (0.19 )   $ (0.14 )    
                       
    Weighted average common shares:              
      Basic and diluted   38,540       37,764      
                     

 

 

 

                       
  HARVARD BIOSCIENCE, INC.  
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
  (unaudited, in thousands)  
                       
      September 30, 2020   December 31, 2019    
    Assets                  
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,806     $ 8,335      
    Accounts receivables   13,879       20,704      
    Inventories   22,689       22,061      
    Other current assets   4,146       2,472      
        Total current assets   43,520       53,572      
    Property, plant and equipment   4,309       4,776      
    Goodwill and other intangibles   91,962       95,786      
    Other long-term assets   9,823       10,736      
    Total assets $ 149,614     $ 164,870      
                       
    Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                  
    Current portion, long-term debt $ 2,807     $ 6,900      
    Other current liabilities   18,441       18,412      
        Total current liabilities   21,248       25,312      
    Long-term debt   40,669       46,917      
    Other long-term liabilities   10,530       10,947      
    Stockholders’ equity   77,167       81,694      
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 149,614     $ 164,870      
                       

 

 

 

  HARVARD BIOSCIENCE, INC.  
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
  (unaudited, in thousands)  
                   
        Nine Months Ended    
      September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019    
    Cash flows from operating activities:              
    Net loss $ (7,195 )   $ (5,237 )    
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities   5,360       960      
    Other adjustments to operating cash flows   8,676       10,102      
    Net cash provided by operating activities   6,841       5,825      
                   
    Cash flows from investing activities:              
    Additions to property, plant and equipment   (1,088 )     (778 )    
    Disposition of business   -       1,020      
    Other investing activities   -       (15 )    
    Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities   (1,088 )     227      
                   
    Cash flows from financing activities:              
    Proceeds from borrowings   9,615       4,300      
    Repayments of debt   (20,251 )     (11,103 )    
    Other financing activities   (688 )     (392 )    
    Net cash used in financing activities   (11,324 )     (7,195 )    
                   
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   42       (185 )    
    Decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (5,529 )     (1,328 )    
    Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period   8,335       8,173      
    Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period $ 2,806     $ 6,845      
                   

 

 

 

                         
  HARVARD BIOSCIENCE, INC.  
  Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (unaudited)  
  (in thousands, except per share data)  
                         
      Three Months Ended    
      September 30,   June, 30   September 30,    
        2020       2020       2019      
                         
    GAAP operating income (loss) $ 182     $ 556     $ (1,365 )    
    Stock-based compensation expense   1,079       769       987      
    Severance, restructuring and transformation costs   876       1,287       1,759      
    Acquired intangible assets amortization and impairments   1,377       1,455       1,882      
    Non-cash expense - acquisition accounting   51       53       59      
    Adjusted operating income $ 3,565     $ 4,120     $ 3,322      
                         
    GAAP operating margin   0.8 %     2.4 %     -5.0 %    
                         
    Adjusted operating margin   14.8 %     17.7 %     12.1 %    
                         
    GAAP net loss $ (1,098 )   $ (1,581 )   $ (2,620 )    
    Stock-based compensation expense   1,079       769       987      
    Severance, restructuring and transformation costs   876       1,287       1,759      
    Acquired intangible assets amortization and impairments   1,377       1,455       1,882      
    Non-cash expense - acquisition accounting   51       53       59      
    Income taxes (A)   (823 )     103       (341 )    
    Adjusted net income $ 1,462     $ 2,086     $ 1,726      
                         
    GAAP loss per diluted share $ (0.03 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.07 )    
    Adjusted items after tax per share assuming dilution   0.07       0.09       0.11      
    Adjusted earnings per diluted share $ 0.04     $ 0.05     $ 0.04      
                         
    Weighted average diluted common shares:                    
    GAAP   38,920       38,468       38,036      
                         
    Adjusted   40,307       39,593       38,603      
                         
    (A)    Income taxes includes the tax effect of the adjustments to GAAP results.    

 

 

 

                   
  HARVARD BIOSCIENCE, INC.  
  Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (unaudited)  
  (in thousands, except per share data)  
                   
      Nine Months Ended    
      September 30,   September 30,    
        2020       2019      
                   
    GAAP operating (loss) income $ (2,535 )   $ (1,257 )    
    Stock-based compensation expense   2,641       2,193      
    Severance, restructuring and transformation costs   3,635       2,391      
    Acquired intangible assets amortization and impairments   4,258       5,690      
    Non-cash expense - acquisition accounting   159       239      
    Adjusted operating income $ 8,158     $ 9,256      
                   
    GAAP operating margin   -3.6 %     -1.5 %    
                   
    Adjusted operating margin   11.5 %     10.9 %    
                   
    GAAP net loss $ (7,195 )   $ (5,237 )    
    Stock-based compensation expense   2,641       2,193      
    Severance, restructuring and transformation costs   3,635       2,391      
    Acquired intangible assets amortization and impairments   4,258       5,690      
    Non-cash expense - acquisition accounting   159       239      
    Income taxes (A)   (435 )     (1,294 )    
    Adjusted net income $ 3,063     $ 3,982      
                   
    GAAP loss per diluted share $ (0.19 )   $ (0.14 )    
    Adjusted items after tax per share assuming dilution   0.27       0.24      
    Adjusted earnings per diluted share $ 0.08     $ 0.10      
                   
    Weighted average diluted common shares:              
    GAAP   38,540       37,764      
                   
    Adjusted   39,824       38,251      
                   
    (A)    Income taxes includes the tax effect of the adjustments to GAAP results.