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Illumina Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2019

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019.

Third quarter 2019 results:

  • Revenue of $907 million, a 6% increase compared to $853 million in the third quarter of 2018
  • GAAP net income attributable to Illumina stockholders for the quarter of $234 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, compared to $199 million, or $1.33 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Illumina stockholders for the quarter of $286 million, or $1.93 per diluted share, compared to $227 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP net income excludes an unrealized net loss of $43 million from mark-to-market adjustments on our strategic investments, primarily from our marketable equity securities (see the table entitled “Reconciliation Between GAAP and Non-GAAP Net Income Attributable to Illumina Stockholders” for a reconciliation of these GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures)
  • Cash flow from operations of $267 million compared to $292 million in the third quarter of 2018
  • Free cash flow (cash flow from operations less capital expenditures) of $218 million for the quarter compared to $228 million in the third quarter of 2018

Gross margin in the third quarter of 2019 was 71.5% compared to 70.0% in the prior year period. Excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-GAAP gross margin was 72.5% for the third quarter of 2019 compared to 71.1% in the prior year period.

Research and development (R&D) expenses for the third quarter of 2019 were $151 million compared to $159 million in the prior year period. Excluding restructuring charges, non-GAAP R&D expenses as a percentage of revenue were 16.4% compared to 18.6% in the prior year period.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the third quarter of 2019 were $189 million compared to $197 million in the prior year period. Excluding acquisition-related expenses and restructuring charges, non-GAAP SG&A expenses as a percentage of revenue were 20.0% compared to 23.2% in the prior year period.

Depreciation and amortization expenses were $47 million and capital expenditures for free cash flow purposes were $49 million during the third quarter of 2019. At the close of the quarter, the company held $3.2 billion in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, compared to $3.5 billion as of December 30, 2018.

“This was a solid quarter for Illumina, with product revenue in-line with expectations, and a stronger than expected revenue contribution associated with partner collaborations to develop distributable clinical IVDs for Illumina sequencers,” said Francis deSouza, President and CEO. “Third quarter NovaSeq system shipments represented the second highest since launch, and included capacity expansion to support the UK Biobank initiative to sequence 450,000 whole genomes over the next several years. Additionally, continued NovaSeq adoption resulted in the highest consumables pull-through quarter for the platform this year.”

Updates since our last earnings release:

  • Partnered with QIAGEN to develop and commercialize a portfolio of IVD test kits for use on Illumina Dx sequencing instruments, broadening clinical access to NGS-based IVD tests
  • Partnered with Adaptive Biotechnologies to develop distributable IVD test kits for clonoSEQ® and immunoSEQ Dx™ on Illumina's NextSeq™ 550Dx system
  • Announced a collaboration with the Broad Institute to co-develop open-source genomic secondary analysis tools that will broaden access to best-in-class variant calling algorithms
  • Submitted the first module of the Premarket Approval (PMA) submission to the FDA for TruSight™ Comprehensive Assay, the IVD version of our RUO TruSight Oncology 500
  • Extended the merger agreement with Pacific Biosciences to December 31, 2019 with an option to extend the deadline to March 31, 2020
  • Repurchased $199 million of outstanding common stock in the third quarter under the previously announced share repurchase program, which has a remaining balance of approximately $289 million as of September 29, 2019
  • Welcomed Joydeep Goswami as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning

Financial outlook and guidance

The non-GAAP financial guidance discussed below reflects certain pro forma adjustments to assist in analyzing and assessing our core operational performance. Please see our Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Guidance included in this release for a reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures.

For fiscal 2019, the company continues to expect year over year revenue growth of approximately 6%, and now expects GAAP earnings per diluted share attributable to Illumina stockholders of $6.55 to $6.60 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share attributable to Illumina stockholders of $6.40 to $6.45.

Except for acquisition-related expenses incurred during the first three quarters of 2019 which are reflected in our GAAP guidance, this guidance excludes any impact from the pending acquisition of Pacific Biosciences.

Quarterly conference call information

The conference call will begin at 2:00 pm Pacific Time (5:00 pm Eastern Time) on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Interested parties may access the live teleconference through the Investor Info section of Illumina’s website under the “Company” tab at www.illumina.com. Alternatively, individuals can access the call by dialing 1 (866) 211-4597 or 1 (647) 689-6853 outside North America, both with conference ID 2388693.

A replay of the conference call will be posted on Illumina’s website after the event and will be available for at least 30 days following.

Statement regarding use of non-GAAP financial measures

The company reports non-GAAP results for diluted net income per share, net income, gross margins, operating expenses, operating margins, other income, and free cash flow in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The company’s financial measures under GAAP include substantial charges such as amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-cash interest expense associated with the company’s convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash, and others that are listed in the itemized reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release. Management has excluded the effects of these items in non-GAAP measures to assist investors in analyzing and assessing past and future operating performance. Additionally, non-GAAP net income attributable to Illumina stockholders and diluted earnings per share attributable to Illumina stockholders are key components of the financial metrics utilized by the company’s board of directors to measure, in part, management’s performance and determine significant elements of management’s compensation.

The company encourages investors to carefully consider its results under GAAP, as well as its supplemental non-GAAP information and the reconciliation between these presentations, to more fully understand its business. Reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP results are presented in the tables of this release.

Use of forward-looking statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including our financial outlook and guidance for fiscal 2019 and our expectations and beliefs regarding future conduct and growth of the business and the markets in which we operate. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in any forward-looking statements are: (i) changes in the rate of growth in the markets we serve; (ii) the volume, timing and mix of customer orders among our products and services; (iii) our ability to adjust our operating expenses to align with our revenue expectations; (iv) the outcome of the pending acquisition of Pacific Biosciences; (v) our ability to manufacture robust instrumentation and consumables; (vi) the success of products and services competitive with our own; (vii) challenges inherent in developing, manufacturing, and launching new products and services, including expanding or modifying manufacturing operations and reliance on third-party suppliers for critical components; (viii) the impact of recently launched or pre-announced products and services on existing products and services; (ix) our ability to further develop and commercialize our instruments and consumables, to deploy new products, services, and applications, and to expand the markets for our technology platforms; (x) our ability to successfully identify and integrate acquired technologies, products, or businesses; and (xi) the application of generally accepted accounting principles, which are highly complex and involve many subjective assumptions, estimates, and judgments, together with other factors detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, or in information disclosed in public conference calls, the date and time of which are released beforehand. We undertake no obligation, and do not intend, to update these forward-looking statements, to review or confirm analysts’ expectations, or to provide interim reports or updates on the progress of the current quarter.

About Illumina

Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our focus on innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. Our products are used for applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging segments. To learn more, visit www.illumina.com and follow @illumina.

Illumina, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In millions)

 

 

 

 

 

September 29,
2019

 

December 30,
2018

ASSETS

(unaudited)

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,815

 

$

1,144

Short-term investments

1,351

 

2,368

Accounts receivable, net

541

 

514

Inventory

417

 

386

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

98

 

78

Total current assets

4,222

 

4,490

Property and equipment, net

875

 

1,075

Operating lease right-of-use assets

555

 

Goodwill

824

 

831

Intangible assets, net

152

 

185

Deferred tax assets, net

88

 

70

Other assets

373

 

308

Total assets

$

7,089

 

$

6,959

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

143

 

$

184

Accrued liabilities

476

 

513

Long-term debt, current portion

 

1,107

Total current liabilities

619

 

1,804

Operating lease liabilities

691

 

Long-term debt

1,131

 

890

Other long-term liabilities

209

 

359

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

61

Stockholders’ equity

4,439

 

3,845

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

7,089

 

$

6,959

Illumina, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In millions, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product revenue

$

746

 

$

710

 

$

2,117

 

$

2,011

Service and other revenue

161

 

143

 

474

 

455

Total revenue

907

 

853

 

2,591

 

2,466

Cost of revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of product revenue (a)

195

 

184

 

573

 

540

Cost of service and other revenue (a)

55

 

62

 

185

 

190

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

9

 

10

 

28

 

26

Total cost of revenue

259

 

256

 

786

 

756

Gross profit

648

 

597

 

1,805

 

1,710

Operating expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development (a)

151

 

159

 

486

 

447

Selling, general and administrative (a)

189

 

197

 

602

 

577

Total operating expense

340

 

356

 

1,088

 

1,024

Income from operations

308

 

241

 

717

 

686

Other (expense) income, net

(38)

 

(9)

 

132

 

(1)

Income before income taxes

270

 

232

 

849

 

685

Provision for income taxes

36

 

44

 

98

 

100

Consolidated net income

234

 

188

 

751

 

585

Add: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

11

 

12

 

31

Net income attributable to Illumina stockholders

$

234

 

$

199

 

$

763

 

$

616

Earnings per share attributable to Illumina stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

1.59

 

$

1.35

 

$

5.19

 

$

4.20

Diluted

$

1.58

 

$

1.33

 

$

5.13

 

$

4.15

Shares used in computing earnings per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

147

 

147

 

147

 

147

Diluted

148

 

149

 

149

 

148

(a)

Includes stock-based compensation expense for stock-based awards:

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

Cost of product revenue

$

5

 

$

4

 

$

15

 

$

12

Cost of service and other revenue

1

 

1

 

3

 

3

Research and development

15

 

15

 

50

 

45

Selling, general and administrative

24

 

28

 

77

 

86

Stock-based compensation expense before taxes (1)

$

45

 

$

48

 

$

145

 

$

146

(1)

Includes stock-based compensation of $1.5 million for Helix for the nine months ended September 29, 2019. This compares to stock-based compensation of $0.9 million and $2.3 million for Helix for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively.

Illumina, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In millions)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

Net cash provided by operating activities (b)

$

267

 

$

292

 

$

608

 

$

842

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(219)

 

(940)

 

849

 

(1,465)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(172)

 

650

 

(782)

 

748

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(4)

 

 

(4)

 

(4)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(128)

 

2

 

671

 

121

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

1,943

 

1,344

 

1,144

 

1,225

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

1,815

 

$

1,346

 

$

1,815

 

$

1,346

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calculation of free cash flow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities (b)

$

267

 

$

292

 

$

608

 

$

842

Purchases of property and equipment

(49)

 

(64)

 

(152)

 

(231)

Free cash flow (a)

$

218

 

$

228

 

$

456

 

$

611

(a)

Free cash flow, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities reduced by purchases of property and equipment. Free cash flow is useful to management as it is one of the metrics used to evaluate our performance and to compare us with other companies in our industry. However, our calculation of free cash flow may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies.

(b)

Net cash provided by operating activities for the nine months ended September 29, 2019 included an $84 million payment of the accreted debt discount related to the conversions of our 2019 Notes.

Illumina, Inc.

Results of Operations - Non-GAAP

(In millions, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ILLUMINA STOCKHOLDERS:

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

GAAP earnings per share attributable to Illumina stockholders - diluted

$

1.58

 

$

1.33

 

$

5.13

 

$

4.15

Cost of revenue (b)

0.06

 

0.07

 

0.19

 

0.18

Research and development costs (b)

0.01

 

 

0.01

 

0.01

Selling, general and administrative costs (b)

0.05

 

 

0.22

 

0.03

Other expense (income), net (b)

0.34

 

0.13

 

(0.56)

 

0.13

Incremental non-GAAP tax expense (c)

(0.09)

 

(0.05)

 

(0.01)

 

(0.09)

Income tax (benefit) expense (d)

(0.02)

 

0.04

 

(0.11)

 

(0.01)

Non-GAAP earnings per share attributable to Illumina stockholders - diluted (a)

$

1.93

 

$

1.52

 

$

4.87

 

$

4.40

 

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO ILLUMINA STOCKHOLDERS:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

GAAP net income attributable to Illumina stockholders

$

234

 

$

199

 

$

763

 

$

616

Cost of revenue (b)

9

 

10

 

28

 

26

Research and development costs (b)

2

 

 

2

 

1

Selling, general and administrative costs (b)

8

 

 

33

 

5

Other expense (income), net (b)

51

 

19

 

(83)

 

19

Incremental non-GAAP tax expense (c)

(15)

 

(7)

 

(2)

 

(13)

Income tax (benefit) expense (d)

(3)

 

6

 

(17)

 

(1)

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Illumina stockholders (a)

$

286

 

$

227

 

$

724

 

$

653

All amounts in tables are rounded to the nearest millions, except as otherwise noted. As a result, certain amounts may not recalculate using the rounded amounts provided.
 

(a)

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Illumina stockholders and diluted earnings per share attributable to Illumina stockholders exclude the effect of the pro forma adjustments as detailed above. Non-GAAP net income attributable to Illumina stockholders and diluted earnings per share attributable to Illumina stockholders are key components of the financial metrics utilized by the company’s board of directors to measure, in part, management’s performance and determine significant elements of management’s compensation. Management has excluded the effects of these items in these measures to assist investors in analyzing and assessing our past and future core operating performance.

(b)

Refer to our “Itemized Reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP Results of Operations as a Percent of Revenue,” below, for the components of these amounts.

(c)

Incremental non-GAAP tax expense reflects the tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments listed.

(d)

Amounts represent tax deductions taken in excess of stock compensation cost. Amounts for 2018 also include an $11 million discrete tax expense associated with updating our 2017 estimates of the impact of U.S. Tax Reform.

Illumina, Inc.

Results of Operations - Non-GAAP (continued)

(Dollars in millions)

(unaudited)

 

ITEMIZED RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AS A PERCENT OF REVENUE:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

 

September 29,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

GAAP gross profit

$

648

71.5

%

 

$

597

70.0

%

 

$

1,805

69.7

%

 

$

1,710

69.4

%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets (b)

9

1.0

%

 

10

1.1

%

 

28

1.0

%

 

26

1.0

%

Non-GAAP gross profit (a)

$

657

72.5

%

 

$

607

71.1

%

 

$

1,833

70.7

%

 

$

1,736

70.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP research and development expense

$

151

16.7

%

 

$

159

18.6

%

 

$

486

18.8

%

 

$

447

18.1

%

Restructuring (c)

(2)

(0.3)

%

 

 

 

(2)

(0.1)

 

 

(1)

 

Non-GAAP research and development expense

$

149

16.4

%

 

$

159

18.6

%

 

$

484

18.7

%

 

$

446

18.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP selling, general and administrative expense

$

189

20.9

%

 

$

197

23.2

%

 

$

602

23.2

%

 

$

577

23.5

%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

(0.1)

%

Acquisition-related expenses (d)

(7)

(0.8)

%

 

 

 

(31)

(1.2)

%

 

 

Restructuring (c)

(1)

(0.1)

%

 

 

 

(1)

 

 

(3)

(0.2)

%

Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expense

$

181

20.0

%

 

$

197

23.2

%

 

$

569

22.0

%

 

$

572

23.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP operating profit

$

308

33.9

%

 

$

241

28.2

%

 

$

717

27.7

%

 

$

686

27.8

%

Cost of revenue

9

1.0

%

 

10

1.2

%

 

28

1.0

%

 

26

1.1

%

Research and development costs

2

0.3

%

 

 

 

2

0.1

%

 

1

 

Selling, general and administrative costs

8

0.9

%

 

 

 

33

1.3

%

 

5

0.2

%

Non-GAAP operating profit (a)

$

327

36.1

%

 

$

251

29.4

%

 

$

780

30.1

%

 

$

718

29.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP other (expense) income, net

$

(38)

(4.2)

%

 

$

(9)

(1.1)

%

 

$

132

5.1

%

 

$

(1)

 

Non-cash interest expense (e)

10

1.1

%

 

11

1.3

%

 

38

1.5

%

 

26

1.0

%

Strategic investment related loss (gain), net (f)

43

4.7

%

 

8

0.9

%

 

(68)

(2.6)

%

 

(7)

(0.3)

%

(Gain) loss on contingent value right (g)

(2)

(0.2)

%

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Gains on deconsolidation (h)

 

 

 

 

(54)

(2.1)

%

 

 

Non-GAAP other income, net (a)

$

13

1.4

%

 

$

10

1.1

%

 

$

49

1.9

%

 

$

18

0.7

%

All amounts in tables are rounded to the nearest millions, except as otherwise noted. As a result, certain amounts may not recalculate using the rounded amounts provided.
 

(a)

Non-GAAP gross profit, included within non-GAAP operating profit, is a key measure of the effectiveness and efficiency of manufacturing processes, product mix and the average selling prices of our products and services. Non-GAAP operating profit, and non-GAAP other income, net, exclude the effects of the pro forma adjustments as detailed above. Management has excluded the effects of these items in these measures to assist investors in analyzing and assessing past and future operating performance.

(b)

Amounts are recorded in cost of revenue.

(c)

Amounts consist primarily of employee costs related to restructuring that occurred in Q3 2019, Q1 2018, and Q4 2017.

(d)

Amounts consist of acquisition-related expenses related to the pending Pacific Biosciences acquisition.

(e)

Non-cash interest expense is calculated in accordance with the authoritative accounting guidance for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash.

(f)

Amounts consist primarily of mark-to-market adjustments and impairments from our strategic investments.

(g)

Amounts consist of mark-to-market adjustments related to our contingent value right received from Helix.

(h)

Amounts consist of the $39 million gain recognized as a result of the Helix deconsolidation in Q2 and the $15 million gain recorded in Q1 that resulted from the settlement of a contingency related to the deconsolidation of GRAIL in 2017.

Illumina, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Guidance
(unaudited)

Our future performance and financial results are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from the guidance set forth below. Some of the factors that could affect our financial results are stated above in this press release. More information on potential factors that could affect our financial results is included from time to time in the public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2018 filed with the SEC on February 11, 2019, Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019, and Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information.

 

Fiscal Year
2019

GAAP diluted earnings per share attributable to Illumina stockholders (a)

$6.55 - $6.60

Non-cash interest expense (b)

0.33

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

0.24

Strategic investment related gain, net (c)

(0.46)

Gains on deconsolidation (d)

(0.36)

Acquisition-related expenses (e)

0.21

Restructuring (f)

0.02

Loss on contingent value right (g)

0.01

Incremental non-GAAP tax expense (h)

(0.03)

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (i)

(0.11)

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share attributable to Illumina stockholders (a)

$6.40 - $6.45

(a)

Except for acquisition-related expenses incurred during the first three quarters of 2019, this guidance excludes any impact from the pending acquisition of Pacific Biosciences.

(b)

Non-cash interest expense is calculated in accordance with the authoritative accounting guidance for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash.

(c)

Amount consists primarily of mark-to-market adjustments from our strategic investments.

(d)

Amount consists of the gain recognized as a result of the Helix deconsolidation in Q2 and the additional gain resulting from the settlement of a contingency related to the deconsolidation of GRAIL in 2017.

(e)

Amount consists of acquisition-related expenses incurred during the first three quarters of 2019 related to the pending Pacific Biosciences acquisition.

(f)

Amount consists primarily of employee costs related to restructuring that occurred in Q3 2019.

(g)

Amount consists of mark-to-market adjustments related to our contingent value right received from Helix.

(h)

Incremental non-GAAP tax expense reflects the tax impact related to the non-GAAP adjustments listed.

(i)

Amount represents tax deductions taken in excess of stock compensation cost.

 

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Jacquie Ross, CFA
858-882-2172
ir@illumina.com

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Eric Endicott
858-882-6822
pr@illumina.com

Source: Illumina, Inc.