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Life Technologies Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced results for its third quarter ending September 30, 2011. Non-GAAP revenue for the third quarter was $929 million, an increase of 7 percent over the $869 million reported for the third quarter of 2010. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue growth for the quarter was 4 percent compared to the same period of the prior year.

"We are pleased with our third quarter results.  We have seen an improvement in our Greater China business and continue to gain traction with our Ion Torrent products," said Gregory T. Lucier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Life Technologies.  "Although academic government funding pressures are expected to continue in the U.S. and Europe, we are positioning our products and cost structure to succeed in this new environment."

Analysis of Third Quarter 2011 Results

  • Third quarter non-GAAP 2011 revenue increased 7 percent over the prior year.  Revenue growth without the impact from currency was 4 percent.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin in the third quarter was 66.1 percent, approximately 70 basis points lower than the same period of the prior year due to the negative impact from higher instrument sales and lower royalty revenue, partially offset by the positive impact from productivity and price.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin was 29.4 percent in the third quarter, approximately 40 basis points higher than the same period of the prior year.  Operating margin improvement was primarily due to the company's continued focus on operational efficiencies.
  • Third quarter non-GAAP tax rate was 27.1 percent.
  • Diluted weighted shares outstanding were 186.8 million in the third quarter, a decrease of 3.3 million shares over the prior year.  The decrease was a result of the continuation of the company's share repurchase program, partially offset by dilution from employee equity programs.  The company has repurchased $100 million or 2.6 million shares in the last 90 days, 1.9 million of which were repurchased within the third quarter.
  • Cash flow from operating activities for the third quarter was $174 million.  Third quarter capital expenditures were $32 million, resulting in free cash flow of $142 million. The company ended the quarter with $636 million in cash and short-term investments.
  • The following analysis of diluted earnings per share identifies specific items that affect the comparability of results between periods. Reconciliations between the company's GAAP and non-GAAP results for the periods reported are presented in the attached tables.



Three Months Ending Sept 30


2011

2010

%

GAAP earnings per share

$0.52

$0.56

(7%)

Non-cash interest expense (FSP APB14-1)

0.02

0.03


Business integration and other charges

0.08

0.06


Amortization of acquisition related expenses

0.32

0.22


Non-GAAP earnings per share

$0.94

$0.87

8%




Business Highlights:

  • Cell Systems division non-GAAP revenue was $244 million in the third quarter, an increase of 10 percent over the same period last year.  Excluding the impact from currency, revenue grew 6 percent year over year.  This growth was a result of solid growth across the portfolio, as well as low double digit growth in BioProduction and improvements in Asia.
  • Molecular Biology Systems division non-GAAP revenue was $426 million, an increase of 3% compared to the prior year.  Excluding the impact from currency, revenue for the division was flat to prior year, as a result of the general funding environment.
  • Genetic Systems division non-GAAP revenue was $256 million in the third quarter, an increase of 12 percent over the same period last year.  Excluding the impact from currency, revenue increased 8 percent.  Strong sales of the Ion Torrent PGM™ and related products, as well as, growth in forensic instrument placements were partially offset by lower sales of the 5500 instrument and consumables.
  • Regional revenue growth rates for the quarter compared to the same quarter of the prior year were as follows: the Americas grew 2 percent, Europe 5 percent, Asia Pacific 14 percent and Japan declined 2 percent.
  • Revenue from orders transacted through Life Technologies' eCommerce channels grew 8 percent during the quarter.  Over 50 percent of all transactions are processed using eCommerce platforms.

Product Highlights:

  • Continuing to build its consumables product portfolio, the company has launched several products that will be used in the research and applied markets.  These products include:
  • The company has signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to develop a diagnostic to be used in companion with an innovative cancer therapy which is in phase III clinical trials. For more details, please reference press release dated October 25, 2011.
  • Extending its qPCR franchise, the company announced the QuantStudio™ 12k Flex Real-Time system.  This high throughput system can provide up to 110,000 data points in one workday.  The instrument can also run digital PCR.  For more details, please reference press release dated October 12, 2011.
  • Accelerating the pace of discovery by making research simpler, faster and more accurate, the company announced eight innovative Ion Torrent products including the launch of the Ion AmpliSeq™ Cancer Panel, the Ion Sequencing 200 Kit and the release of a 1 Gb dataset on the new Ion 318™ chip, demonstrating 100x scaling of the platform in under a year.  For more details, please reference press release dated October 12, 2011.

Fiscal Year 2011 Outlook

Subject to the risk factors detailed in the Safe Harbor Statement section of this release, the company reiterated its expectations for fiscal year 2011 financial performance.   Revenue growth, excluding currency, is expected to be between 2 and 4 percent. This level of revenue growth is expected to result in approximately $3.70 to $3.80 of non-GAAP earnings per share.   The company will provide further detail on its business outlook during the webcast today.

Webcast Details

The company will discuss its financial and business results as well as its business outlook on its webcast at 4:30 PM ET today.  This webcast will contain forward-looking information.  The webcast will include a discussion of "non-GAAP financial measures" as that term is defined in Regulation G.  For actual results, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and information reconciling these non-GAAP financial measures to the company's financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, as well as other material financial and statistical information to be discussed on the webcast. A replay of the webcast will be available on the company's website through Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

About Life Technologies

Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific and medical advancements that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance the fields of discovery and translational research, molecular medicine, stem cell-based therapies, food safety and animal health, and 21st century forensics. The company manufactures both molecular diagnostic and research use only products. Life Technologies' industry-leading brands are found in nearly every life sciences lab in the world and include innovative instrument systems under the Applied Biosystems and Ion Torrent names, as well as, the broadest range of reagents with its Invitrogen, GIBCO, Ambion, Molecular Probes and Taqman products.  Life Technologies had sales of $3.6 billion in 2010, has a workforce of approximately 11,000 people, has a presence in approximately 160 countries, and possesses one of the largest intellectual property estates in the life sciences industry, with approximately 3,900 patents and exclusive licenses. For more information on how we are making a difference, please visit our website: http://www.lifetechnologies.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and Life Technologies intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor created thereby.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "will," or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements about the expected future business and financial performance of  the company. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to financial projections, including revenue and pro forma EPS projections; success of acquired businesses, including cost and revenue synergies; development and increased flow of new products; leveraging technology and personnel; advanced opportunities and efficiencies; opportunities for growth; expectations of prospective new standards, new delivery platforms, and new selling specialization and effectiveness; and corporate strategy and performance.  A number of the matters discussed in this press release and presentation that are not historical or current facts deal with potential future circumstances and developments, including future research and development plans. The discussion of such matters is qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations generally and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to:  volatility of the financial markets; and the risks that are described from time to time in Life Technologies' reports filed with the SEC.  This press release and presentation speaks only as of its date, and the company disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

Non-GAAP Measurements

This press release includes certain financial information which constitutes "non-GAAP financial measures" as defined by the SEC.  The GAAP measures which are most directly comparable to these measures, as well as a reconciliation of these measures with the most directly comparable GAAP measures, can be found at on the Investor Relations portion of the company's website at www.lifetechnologies.com.

Investor and Financial Contacts:
Agnes Lee
Investor Relations
(760) 603-7208

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

AND RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP ADJUSTMENTS(1)














(in thousands, except per share data)

For the three months
ended September 30, 2011


For the three months
ended September 30, 2010

(unaudited)














GAAP

Adjustments

Non-GAAP


GAAP

Adjustments

Non-GAAP

Revenues


$ 928,198

$      543

(2)

$  928,741


$ 867,082

$   1,568

(2)

$  868,650

Cost of revenues

315,062

183

(3)

315,245


282,505

5,987

(3)

288,492

Purchased intangibles amortization

73,901

(73,901)

(4)

-


70,216

(70,216)

(4)

-




Gross profit

539,235

74,261


613,496


514,361

65,797


580,158

Gross margin

58.1%



66.1%


59.3%



66.8%

Operating expenses:











Selling, general and administrative

251,832

(1,172)

(5)

250,660


240,680

(2,033)

(5)

238,647


Research and development

103,856

(14,195)

(5) (12)

89,661


90,057

(756)

(5)

89,301


Business consolidation costs

23,126

(23,126)

(6)

-


17,714

(17,714)

(6)

-



Total operating expenses

378,814

(38,493)


340,321


348,451

(20,503)


327,948




Operating income

160,421

112,754


273,175


165,910

86,300


252,210

Operating margin

17.3%



29.4%


19.1%



29.0%


Interest income

919

-


919


1,136

-


1,136


Interest expense

(37,992)

6,572

(7)

(31,420)


(35,206)

8,474

(7)

(26,732)


Other income (expense), net

(3,039)

-


(3,039)


(4,270)

(405)

(8)

(4,675)



Total other income (expense), net

(40,112)

6,572


(33,540)


(38,340)

8,069


(30,271)

Income from operations before










    provision for income taxes

120,309

119,326


239,635


127,570

94,369


221,939

Income tax provision

(24,335)

(40,612)

(9)

(64,947)


(22,327)

(34,984)

(9)

(57,311)




Net income

95,974

78,714


174,688


105,243

59,385


164,628




Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

297

(104)

(10)

193


297

(87)

(10)

210




Net income attributable to controlling interest

$   96,271

$ 78,610


$  174,881


$ 105,540

$ 59,298


$  164,838














Effective tax rate

20.2%



27.1%


17.5%



25.8%

Add back interest expense for
   diluted earnings calculation,
   net of tax

650

(618)

(11)

32


38

-


38

Numerator for diluted earnings










 per share

$   96,921

$ 77,992


$  174,913


$ 105,578

$ 59,298


$  164,876














Earnings per common share:











Basic earnings per share attributable to controlling interest

$       0.54



$        0.97


$       0.57



$        0.89















Diluted earnings per share attributable to controlling interest

$       0.52



$        0.94


$       0.56



$        0.87














Weighted average shares used in per share calculation:











Basic


179,859



179,859


184,196



184,196


Diluted


186,812



186,812


190,149



190,149














(1)  The Company reports Non-GAAP results, which excludes business consolidation costs, amortization of purchase accounting adjustments to deferred revenue, fair market value adjustments to contingent consideration liabilities, charges for inventory revaluation, amortization of acquired intangibles and depreciation of acquired property, plant, and equipment to provide a supplemental comparison of the results of operations.  In addition, charges related to non-cash interest expense incurred as a result of the retrospective application of the bifurcation requirement between equity and debt prescribed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification, or ASC, Topic of Debt with Conversion and Other Options, charges associated with discontinued products, and the impact from the divestiture of our joint venture have been excluded from Non-GAAP results.  


(2)  Adjust revenue related to credit usage on returns of a discontinued product of $0.1 million offset by the fair value amortization of purchased deferred revenue of $0.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011. Add back fair value amortization of purchased deferred revenue of $1.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010.  


(3)  Adjust charges for a contingent consideration remeasurement of $0.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011 and add back noncash charges for purchase accounting inventory revaluations of $0.3 million and contingent consideration remeasurement gain of $6.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010.  


(4)  Add back amortization of purchased intangibles.    


(5)  Add back depreciation of purchase accounting property, plant, and equipment revaluations.  


(6)  Add back business consolidation costs.  


(7)  Add back charges related to non-cash interest expense as a result of the provision adopted in accordance with the ASC Topic of Debt with Conversion and Other Options of $5.1 million and $8.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Adjust for imputed finance charge of $1.5 million associated with contingent consideration on business acquisitions for the three months ended September 30, 2011.  


(8)  Adjust for gain on impaired security recovery of $0.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010.  


(9)  Non-GAAP tax differs from GAAP tax expense primarily because certain acquisition related costs such as restructuring, amortization of acquired intangibles, depreciation of acquired property, plant, and equipment, and fair market value adjustments to contingent consideration liabilities associated with certain acquisitions, and charges associated with discontinued products.  In addition, GAAP net income includes interest expense with related income tax benefits as a result of the provision adopted in accordance with the ASC Topic of Debt with Conversion and Other Options but excluded for Non-GAAP purposes. These deductions produce a GAAP only tax benefit which is added back for Non-GAAP presentation.    


(10)  Add back noncash charges for purchase accounting inventory revaluations and depreciation of purchase accounting property, plant and equipment revaluations attributable to non-controlling interest, net of tax benefit.  


(11)  Eliminate noncash interest charges from diluted earnings per share calculation, as the noncash interest is excluded from the calculation of Non-GAAP net income.  


(12)  Add back contingent consideration fair value adjustment of $13.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011.  



LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

AND RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP ADJUSTMENTS(1)














(in thousands, except per share data)

For the nine months
ended September 30, 2011


For the nine months
ended September 30, 2010

(unaudited)














GAAP

Adjustments

Non-GAAP


GAAP

Adjustments

Non-GAAP

Revenues


$ 2,765,227

$     5,111

(2)

$ 2,770,338


$ 2,655,757

$     5,445

(2)

$ 2,661,202

Cost of revenues

955,840

(539)

(3)

955,301


857,259

5,464

(3)

862,723

Purchased intangibles amortization

226,527

(226,527)

(4)

-


210,353

(210,353)

(4)

-




Gross profit

1,582,860

232,177


1,815,037


1,588,145

210,334


1,798,479

Gross margin

57.2%



65.5%


59.8%



67.6%

Operating expenses:











Selling, general and administrative

759,438

(4,912)

(5)

754,526


753,178

(5,896)

(5)

747,282


Research and development

287,723

(15,974)

(5) (14)

271,749


266,754

(2,088)

(5)

264,666


Purchased in-process research and development

-

-


-


1,650

(1,650)

(4)

-


Business consolidation costs

56,468

(56,468)

(6)

-


66,426

(66,426)

(6)

-



Total operating expenses

1,103,629

(77,354)


1,026,275


1,088,008

(76,060)


1,011,948




Operating income

479,231

309,531


788,762


500,137

286,394


786,531

Operating margin

17.3%



28.5%


18.8%



29.6%


Interest income

2,960

-


2,960


3,588

-


3,588


Interest expense

(123,911)

24,130

(7)

(99,781)


(116,033)

30,965

(7)

(85,068)


Loss on early retirement of debt

-

-


-


(54,185)

54,185

(8)

-


Gain on divestiture of equity investments

-

-


-


37,260

(37,260)

(9)

-


Other income (expense), net

(7,980)

-


(7,980)


(6,248)

6,058

(10)

(190)



Total other income (expense), net

(128,931)

24,130


(104,801)


(135,618)

53,948


(81,670)

Income from operations before










    provision for income taxes

350,300

333,661


683,961


364,519

340,342


704,861

Income tax provision

(65,534)

(122,610)

(11)

(188,144)


(57,229)

(143,528)

(11)

(200,757)




Net income

284,766

211,051


495,817


307,290

196,814


504,104




Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

658

(308)

(12)

350


324

(192)

(12)

132




Net income attributable to controlling interest

$    285,424

$ 210,743


$    496,167


$    307,614

$ 196,622


$    504,236














Effective tax rate

18.7%



27.5%


15.7%



28.5%

Add back interest expense for
   diluted earnings calculation,
   net of tax

716

(618)

(13)

98


139

-


139

Numerator for diluted










 earnings per share

$    286,140

$ 210,125


$    496,265


$    307,753

$ 196,622


$    504,375














Earnings per common share:











Basic earnings per share attributable to controlling interest

$          1.59



$          2.76


$          1.69



$          2.76















Diluted earnings per share attributable to controlling interest

$          1.54



$          2.67


$          1.62



$          2.65














Weighted average shares used in per share calculation:











Basic



179,751



179,751


182,516



182,516


Diluted



185,946



185,946


190,356



190,356














(1)  The Company reports Non-GAAP results, which excludes business consolidation costs, amortization of purchase accounting adjustments to deferred revenue, fair market value adjustments to contingent consideration liabilities, charges for inventory revaluation, amortization of acquired intangibles and depreciation of acquired property, plant, and equipment to provide a supplemental comparison of the results of operations.  In addition, charges related to non-cash interest expense incurred as a result of the retrospective application of the bifurcation requirement between equity and debt prescribed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification, or ASC, Topic of Debt with Conversion and Other Options, costs associated with the early termination of outstanding indebtedness, charges associated with discontinued products and the impact from the divestiture of our joint venture have been excluded from Non-GAAP results.  


(2)  Add back revenue related to returns of a discontinued product of $2.7 million and fair value amortization of purchased deferred revenue of $2.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Add back fair value amortization of purchased deferred revenue of $5.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.  


(3)  Add back charges for inventory reserves related to a discontinued product of $2.1 million and $0.5 million of purchase accounting related cost of revenue revaluation, offset by contingent consideration revaluation of $2.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.  Add back noncash charges for purchase accounting inventory revaluations of $0.8 million and adjust contingent consideration remeasurement gain of $6.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.  


(4)  Add back amortization of purchased intangibles and write off of purchased in-process research and development.    


(5)  Add back depreciation of purchase accounting property, plant, and equipment revaluations.  


(6)  Add back business consolidation costs.  


(7)  Add back charges related to non-cash interest expense as a result of the provision adopted in accordance with the ASC Topic of Debt with Conversion and Other Options of $19.5 million and $31.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Adjust for imputed finance charge of $4.6 million associated with contingent consideration on business acquisitions for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.  


(8)  Add back loss on early retirement of debt.  


(9)  Adjust for gain on divestiture of equity investments.  


(10)  Adjust for gain on impaired security recovery of $7.1 million and gain on foreign currency related to joint venture divestiture of $1.0 million offset by loss on discontinuance of cash flow hedge of $12.9 million and joint venture purchase accounting adjustment of $1.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.    


(11)  Non-GAAP tax differs from GAAP tax expense primarily because certain acquisition related costs such as restructuring, amortization of acquired intangibles, depreciation of acquired property, plant, and equipment, and fair market value adjustments to contingent consideration liabilities associated with certain acquisitions and charges associated with discontinued products.  In addition, GAAP net income includes interest expense with related income tax benefits as a result of the provision adopted in accordance with the ASC Topic of Debt with Conversion and Other Options but excluded for Non-GAAP purposes. These deductions produce a GAAP only tax benefit which is added back for Non-GAAP presentation.    


(12)  Add back noncash charges for purchase accounting inventory revaluations and depreciation of purchase accounting property, plant and equipment revaluations attributable to non-controlling interest, net of tax benefit.  


(13)  Eliminate noncash interest charges from diluted earnings per share calculation, as the noncash interest is excluded from the calculation of Non-GAAP net income.  


(14)  Add back contingent consideration fair value adjustment of $13.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.  



LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS








September 30,


December 31,

(in thousands)

2011


2010

ASSETS

(unaudited)



Current assets:





Cash and short-term investments

$           635,938


$         854,801


Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

634,372


587,456


Inventories

393,775


323,318


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

189,017


280,950


    Total current assets

1,853,102


2,046,525






Long-term assets

7,193,391


7,439,674


    Total assets

$        9,046,493


$      9,486,199






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:





Current portion of long-term debt

$           445,732


$         347,749


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

$           958,712


798,636


    Total current liabilities

1,404,444


1,146,385











Long-term debt

2,298,072


2,727,624

Other long-term liabilities

767,579


1,174,161

Stockholders' equity

4,576,398


4,438,029


   Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$        9,046,493


$      9,486,199



LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS








For the nine months



ended September 30,

(in thousands)(unaudited)

2011


2010

Net income

$  284,766


$ 307,290


Add back amortization and





   share-based compensation

289,912


281,228


Add back depreciation

90,988


91,965


Balance sheet changes

(153,355)


(113,929)


Other noncash adjustments

(19,104)


(52,036)

Net cash provided by operating activities

493,207


514,518


Capital expenditures

(65,779)


(83,215)

Free cash flow

427,428


431,303

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(48,645)


244,597

Net cash used in financing activities

(601,228)


(774,688)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

3,092


5,103

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

$ (219,353)


$ (93,685)



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