OSUR: 3Q2020 Resutlws and Covid Developments Nov 5, 2020 3:39:49 GMT
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OraSure Technologies, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Update on COVID-19 Developments
Net Third Quarter Revenues of $ 48.0 Million Increased 33% Year-Over-Year, Driven by $ 18 . 4 Million in Sales of Oral Fluid Collection Devices for COVID-19 Molecular Testing
Company Has Submitted EUA Application For Its Lab-based Oral Fluid SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Test
Management to Host Conference Call and Webcast Today at 5:00 p.m. ET
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR), a leader in point-of-care diagnostic tests, specimen collection devices, and microbiome laboratory and analytical services, today announced its financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020.
“We achieved strong top-line results in the third quarter driven by the performance of our Molecular Solutions business unit, which marked its highest quarter ever, with $31.7 million in total revenue. The Company’s ability to quickly respond to the need for increased COVID-19 testing resulted in $18.4 million in sales of sample collection devices for molecular testing in the third quarter, which is more than double the COVID-19 related revenue achieved in the first half of the year,” said Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident in our ability to meet the massive and persistent need for COVID-19 testing and sample collection. We recently submitted an application for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for our laboratory-based oral fluid SARS-CoV-2 Antibody test. To date there are no oral fluid antibody tests for COVID-19 authorized for sale in the U.S. We continue to make progress on our rapid antigen self-test and have completed studies to confirm the assay’s proprietary chemistry. Additionally, we were pleased to see growth in the quarter from our international HIV business.”
Third Quarter Financial Highlights
Net revenues for the third quarter of 2020 were $48.0 million, a 33% increase from the third quarter of 2019. Net product and services revenues were $46.7 million, a 32% increase from the third quarter of 2019.
Total product and service revenues for the Company’s Molecular Solutions business unit were $31.2 million during the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 79% from the third quarter of 2019. This increase included $18.4 million in sales of oral fluid sample collection devices for COVID-19 molecular testing, which was partially offset by a decrease in genomics sales.
International sales of the Company’s OraQuick ® HIV Self-Test increased 17% compared to the third quarter of 2019.
Net income for the third quarter of 2020 was $1.0 million, or $0.01 per share on a fully-diluted basis, compared to net income of $13.1 million, or $0.21 per share on a fully-diluted basis, for the third quarter of 2019.
Cash and investments totaled $263.7 million at September 30, 2020.
In the third quarter, sales of oral fluid collection devices for molecular/PCR COVID-19 testing grew substantially , two of the Company’s collection devices received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) , and the Company’s collection devices are expected to be part of future customer EUAs.
COVID-19 testing revenue grew to $18.4 million in the third quarter, up 118% from the second quarter of 2020. About half of these sales were to customers not currently holding EUAs. [emphasis mine]
The OMNIgene ® ·ORAL (OM-505, OME-505) and the ORAcollect ® ·RNA (OR-100, ORE-100) collection devices were granted EUAs by the FDA for the collection, stabilization and transport of saliva specimens suspected of containing SARS-CoV-2 RNA. The authorizations also allow the products to be used as a component of an authorized or cleared self-collection kit for unsupervised home-use. This means the devices can be part of a kit that is authorized under its own EUA for use by an individual to collect saliva specimens at home. 1 Both devices also have CE marking for in vitro diagnostic use in the European Union.
The Company’s molecular collection kits have also been included in six EUAs granted by the FDA to DNA Genotek customers for COVID-19 testing.
Costco is selling COVID-19 saliva collection kits in conjunction with P23 Labs, which received an FDA EUA for the laboratory test workflow with its PCR test for COVID-19. The workflow includes OMNIgene·ORAL as the saliva collection device.
OraSure recently submitted an EUA application to the FDA for its laboratory-based oral fluid SARS-CoV-2 Antibody ELISA test . To date, there are no oral fluid antibody tests for COVID-19 authorized for sale in the U.S.
The Company plans to commercialize the laboratory-based test in the fourth quarter, subject to receipt of the EUA.
The OraSure SARS-CoV-2 Antibody ELISA is intended for qualitative detection of total antibodies (including IgM/IgA/IgG) to SARS-CoV-2 in human oral fluid specimens collected with the OraSure Oral Antibody Collection Device.
Oral sample collection is quick, painless, non-invasive and requires less human contact than a blood draw, minimizing the need for personal protective equipment and reducing exposure to potentially infected patients.
With this test, individuals would use a collection pad to self-collect an oral fluid sample under the observation of a healthcare professional. The sample would then be placed into the OraSure Oral Antibody Collection Device buffer for storage and transport, and then later dispensed onto the OraSure ELISA microplate for testing in a laboratory.
This lab-based antibody test can aid in identifying individuals with an adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV-2, indicating recent or prior infection.
Antibody tests are well suited for community surveillance and seroprevalence studies to identify people in a population or community who have antibodies against an infectious disease such as COVID-19.
The Company continues to make progress on its OraQuick ® Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Self-Test and expects to apply for its first EUA in the first quarter of 2021 . To date, there are no self-tests authorized in the U.S. to detect active COVID-19 infection that enable individuals to test themselves and read the results at the point of collection with no instrumentation needed .
Between now and the filing of the EUA application OraSure will finalize the device design and complete the EUA studies necessary to demonstrate achievement of the high performance standards the FDA demands of a self-test.
Subject to receipt of an EUA, this product would test for active COVID-19 infection using nasal samples self-collected from the lower nostril. Results would be available at the point of collection, with no instrumentation or laboratory analysis needed to interpret results.
Subject to regulatory approvals, the Company intends to sequentially introduce its antigen test to the market for three different uses:
Professional Test for use at drive-through sites, physician offices, public health testing sites, and employer/university health centers. In this instance, a physician would prescribe the test and the patient would conduct a self-swab in the presence of a healthcare provider who would then interpret the results.
Prescription Self-Test for use by individual consumers (with prescription) at home or in any location, by employers/universities on or off-site, or by physicians or public health via remote testing. In this instance, a physician would prescribe the test and the patient would conduct a self-swab at home, or in any location, where they would then interpret their own results.
OTC Self-Test for use by consumers who would purchase online or at retail without prescription, and conduct the test and receive the results themselves anytime, anywhere.
OraSure expects to file for the Professional Test EUA in Q1 2021, with the Prescription Self-Test and OTC Self-Test EUAs to follow as soon as possible thereafter. Although the timing of the EUA receipt is subject to FDA review, the Company will be prepared to launch the test, subject to authorization, without delay.
OraSure’s plans to increase manufacturing capacity to meet demand for COVID-19 sample collection kits and tests continue on schedule .
Financial Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2020
Net revenues for the third quarter of 2020 of $48.0 million increased 33% from the comparable period of 2019, primarily as a result of strong sales of molecular sample collection kits for COVID-19 testing, an increase in international sales of the Company’s HIV Self-Test and in laboratory service revenues. These increases were partially offset by lower sales of the Company’s genomics, risk assessment, HCV, and domestic HIV products.
Gross profit percentage was 63% and 60% for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Gross profit percentage in the third quarter of 2020 benefited from an improved product mix associated with higher gross profit percentage product sales.
For the three months ended September 30, 2020, operating expenses were $25.9 million, an increase of $17.3 million from the $8.6 million reported for the three months ended September 30, 2019. This increase was due primarily to increased spend associated with COVID-19 product development and the inclusion of expenses incurred by the Company’s newly acquired subsidiaries, UrSure and Diversigen, whose results were not included in the third quarter of 2019. In addition, operating expenses in the third quarter of 2019 were reduced by a gain on the sale of the Company’s cryosurgical business of $10.1 million and a $2.4 million decrease in the change in the fair value of contingent acquisition consideration.
The Company generated operating income of $4.4 million in the third quarter of 2020 compared to operating income of $13.1 million in the third quarter of 2019.
During the third quarters of 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded income tax expense of $3.7 million and $1.2 million, respectively. Income tax expense in both periods largely consisted of foreign taxes due.
Fourth Quarter 2020 Guidance
The Company expects fourth quarter 2020 net revenues to range from $55 million to $60 million.