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Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

- Net Revenue increased 13% and EBITDA increased 16% vs. prior year quarter -

- 2017 full year financial guidance for Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow increased -

- Conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on August 4, 2017 -

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM), a leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), reports results for the second quarter 2017.

Highlights

  • Net Revenue increased 13% to $134.6 million compared to $118.6 million in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, net revenue increased 15%.
  • GAAP Diluted EPS from continuing operations increased 19% to $0.75 from $0.63 in the same quarter last year.  Adjusted Diluted EPS increased 12% to $0.76 compared to $0.68 in the same quarter last year.
  • EBITDA increased 16% to $42.2 million compared to the same quarter last year (see table at the end of this press release).
  • Net cash was $94.2 million at the end of the quarter, a decrease of $5.0 million during the quarter.
  • The Company increased its financial guidance for full year Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted income from continuing operations per share and free cash flow. The Company now expects Adjusted EBITDA to be between $171 and $177 million, an 11% to 15% increase compared to 2016 and Adjusted income from continuing operations to be between $3.00 - $3.12 per share. 2017 free cash flow is now expected to be between $55 and $65 million (see Financial Expectations – Continuing Operations section below for related explanations and additional financial guidance).

/EIN News/ -- “We are very pleased with our second quarter and year-to-date results. Sales growth has been in line with our outlook going into the year and we have a high level of visibility for the remainder of the year. We continued to execute well, delivering strong margins in the quarter and year to date. Accordingly, we are increasing our profit and cash flow guidance for the full year,” commented Steven M. Klosk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambrex.

“Overall industry trends remain positive and we are adding technical resources and laboratory capacity at three of our sites to ensure we continue to be well positioned to meet demand for clinical phase development projects. We will be starting construction of a new High Potency facility at our Charles City plant during the third quarter. We are making this investment to address a growing demand in the market for manufacturing capacity that is capable of handling highly potent products. We expect the new facility to be ready for production in early 2019.” 

Basis of Reporting

The Company has provided a reconciliation of GAAP amounts to adjusted (i.e. Non-GAAP) amounts at the end of this press release.  Cambrex management believes that the adjusted amounts provide useful information to investors due to the magnitude and nature of certain expenses recorded in the GAAP amounts.

Second Quarter 2017 Operating Results – Continuing Operations

Net revenue was $134.6 million, an increase of $15.9 million, or 13%, compared to the second quarter of 2016. Excluding a 2% unfavorable impact of foreign exchange compared to the second quarter of 2016, net revenue increased 15%. The increase primarily reflects higher volumes partially offset by lower pricing.  The increase in volumes was driven primarily by growth in innovator products and controlled substances, as well as the addition of Cambrex High Point.

Gross margin increased to 43% from 41% compared to the same quarter last year.  The increase was primarily driven by high capacity utilization and manufacturing efficiency improvements partially offset by unfavorable product mix and lower pricing. Foreign exchange had a 1% favorable impact on gross margins.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $18.5 million, compared to $13.6 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase was mainly due to higher personnel related expenses, the addition of Cambrex High Point and higher expenses related to the evaluation of acquisition opportunities.

Research and development expenses were $4.5 million, compared to $4.1 million in the same quarter last year. 

Operating profit increased to $34.6 million from $30.8 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase was primarily the result of higher gross profits in 2017 partially offset by higher operating expenses as described above.  Adjusted EBITDA was $42.2 million compared to $36.7 million in the same quarter last year (see table at the end of this press release). 

Income tax expense was $9.2 million resulting in an effective tax rate of 27% compared to $9.8 million and an effective tax rate of 32% in the same quarter last year.  Excluding the favorable impact of immediately recognizing certain effects of share-based compensation as required by a recently adopted accounting standard, the effective tax rate in the current period would have been 32%.

Income from continuing operations was $25.1 million or $0.75 per share compared to $20.8 million or $0.63 per share in the same quarter last year.  Adjusted income from continuing operations was $25.4 million or $0.76 per share, compared to $22.3 million or $0.68 per share in the same quarter last year (see table at the end of this press release).

Capital expenditures and depreciation were $14.1 million and $7.1 million, respectively, compared to $9.9 million and $5.5 million, respectively, in the same quarter last year.

Net cash was $94.2 million at the end of the second quarter, a decrease of $5.0 million during the quarter.

Financial Expectations – Continuing Operations

The following table shows the Company’s current expectations for its full year 2017 financial performance versus its expectations from the previous quarter:

 
    Current Expectations   Previous Expectations
         
Net revenue increase   7% - 11%   7% - 11%
         
Adjusted EBITDA   $171 - $177 million   $168 - $174 million
         
Adjusted income from continuing operations per share   $3.00 - $3.12   $2.94 - $3.06
         
Free cash flow   $55 - $65 million   $50 - $60 million
         
Capital expenditures   $70 - $75 million   $70 - $75 million
         
Depreciation and amortization   $32 - $34 million   $32 - $34 million
         
Adjusted effective tax rate   31% - 33%   31% - 33%
         

Consistent with the Company’s usual guidance practices, these financial expectations are for continuing operations and exclude the impact of any potential acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring activities and outcomes of tax disputes.  Net revenue expectations exclude the impact of foreign exchange.  The adjusted effective tax rate excludes the application of a recently adopted accounting standard which changed the accounting treatment of certain share-based payments.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted income from continuing operations per share for 2017 will be computed on a basis consistent with the reconciliation of the second quarter 2017 financial results in the tables at the end of this press release. Free cash flow is defined as the change in debt, net of cash during the year.  Adjusted effective tax rate excludes certain effects of share-based payments that were possibly deferred under the previous guidance.  The tax rate will be sensitive to the Company’s geographic mix of income, changes in the tax codes within the countries in which the Company operates and the effects of certain share-based payments.

The financial information contained in this press release is unaudited, subject to revision and should not be considered final until the Company’s Form 10-Q for second quarter 2017 is filed with the SEC.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call to discuss the Company’s second quarter 2017 results will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on August 4, 2017 and can be accessed by calling 1-866-548-4713 for domestic and +1-323-794-2093 for international.  Please use the passcode 3908726 and call approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time.  A webcast will be available in the Investors section on the Cambrex website located at www.cambrex.com.  A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through August 11, 2017 by calling 1-888-203-1112 for domestic and +1-719-457-0820 for international.  Please use the passcode 3908726 to access the replay. 

About Cambrex

Cambrex Corporation is an innovative life sciences company that provides products, services and technologies to accelerate the development and commercialization of small molecule therapeutics.  The Company offers Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), advanced intermediates and enhanced drug delivery products for branded and generic pharmaceuticals.  Development and manufacturing capabilities include enzymatic biotransformations, high potency APIs, high energy chemical synthesis and controlled substances.  For more information, please visit www.cambrex.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains “forward-looking statements,” including statements or tables regarding expected performance, especially those set forth under the heading “Financial Expectations – Continuing Operations,” “Highlights” and those attributed to the President and Chief Executive Officer in this document.  These and other forward-looking statements may be identified by the fact that they use words such as “guidance,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “believes” or similar expressions.  Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations.  The factors described in Item 1A of Part I of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2016, captioned “Risk Factors,” or otherwise described in the Company’s filings with the SEC provide examples of such risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the expectations the Company describes in its forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, pharmaceutical outsourcing trends, competitive pricing or product developments, market acceptance and adoption rate of its customers’ products, government legislation and regulations (including those pertaining to environmental issues), tax rate, interest rate, technology, manufacturing and legal issues, including the outcome of outstanding litigation, environmental matters, changes in foreign exchange rates, uncollectible receivables, the timing of orders or shipments and the Company’s ability to meet its production plan and customer delivery schedules, expected timing of completion of capacity expansions, our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, loss on disposition of assets, the Company’s ability to obtain regulatory approval for the sale of Zenara, cancellations or delays in renewal of contracts, lack of suitable raw materials, the Company’s ability to receive regulatory approvals for its products, continued demand in the U.S. for late stage clinical products and the successful outcome of the Company’s investment in new products.

For further details and a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, investors are encouraged to review the Cambrex Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, including the Forward-Looking Statement sections therein, and other filings with the SEC.  The Company cautions investors and potential investors not to place significant reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and to give careful consideration to the risks and uncertainties listed above and contained in the Company’s SEC filings.  The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this document, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of these statements.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations are non-GAAP financial measures.  The Company defines EBITDA as operating profit plus depreciation and amortization expense and Adjusted EBITDA excludes the impact of any potential acquisitions, restructuring activities and any charges related to the sale of the Company’s Zenara business.  Adjusted effective tax rate excludes certain effects of share-based payments that were possibly deferred under the previous guidance. Adjusted income from continuing operations is calculated in a manner consistent with that shown in the table at the end of this press release.  Other companies may have different definitions of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations.  Therefore, these measures may not be comparable with non-GAAP financial measures provided by other companies.  EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations should not be considered alternatives to measurements required by U.S. GAAP, such as net income or operating profit, and should not be considered a measure of Cambrex’s liquidity.  Cambrex uses EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations among several other metrics to assess and analyze its operational results and trends.  Cambrex also believes EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted effective tax rate and Adjusted income from continuing operations are useful to investors because they are common operating performance metrics as well as metrics routinely used to assess potential enterprise value.  Cambrex has provided a reconciliation of U.S. GAAP amounts to non-GAAP amounts at the end of this press release.

 
CAMBREX CORPORATION
Statements of Profit and Loss
For the Quarters Ended June 30, 2017 and 2016
(in thousands, except per share data)
                   
    2017     2016
        % of         % of
    Amount   Net Revenue     Amount   Net Revenue
                   
Gross Sales $   134,487         $   119,054      
Commissions, Allowances and Rebates     649             833      
Net Sales     133,838             118,221      
                   
Other Revenues, Net     716             417      
                   
Net Revenue     134,554             118,638      
                   
Cost of Goods Sold     77,052     57.3 %       70,081     59.1 %
                   
Gross Profit     57,502     42.7 %       48,557     40.9 %
                   
Operating Expenses:                  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses     18,480     13.7 %       13,607     11.5 %
Research and Development Expenses     4,467     3.3 %       4,125     3.5 %
Total Operating Expenses     22,947     17.1 %       17,732     14.9 %
                   
Operating Profit     34,555     25.7 %       30,825     26.0 %
                   
Other Expenses/(Income):                  
Interest Expense, Net     388             46      
Other (Income)/Expenses, Net     (131 )           180      
                   
Income Before Income Taxes     34,298     25.5 %       30,599     25.8 %
                   
Provision for Income Taxes     9,174             9,789      
                   
Income from Continuing Operations $   25,124     18.7 %   $   20,810     17.5 %
                   
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax     (94 )           (316 )    
                   
Net Income $   25,030     18.6 %   $   20,494     17.3 %
                   
Basic Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:                  
Income from Continuing Operations $   0.77         $   0.65      
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax $   (0.00 )       $   (0.01 )    
Net Income $   0.77         $   0.64      
                   
Diluted Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:                  
Income from Continuing Operations $   0.75         $   0.63      
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax $   (0.00 )       $   (0.01 )    
Net Income $   0.75         $   0.62      
                   
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding                  
Basic     32,629             32,063      
Diluted     33,469             32,926      

 

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Statements of Profit and Loss
For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2017 and 2016
(in thousands, except per share data)
                   
    2017     2016
        % of         % of
    Amount   Net Revenue     Amount   Net Revenue
                   
Gross Sales $   238,198          $    212,989      
Commissions, Allowances and Rebates     1,243             1,336      
Net Sales     236,955             211,653      
                   
Other Revenues, Net     2,605             1,726      
                   
Net Revenue     239,560             213,379      
                   
Cost of Goods Sold     135,233     56.5 %       125,923     59.0 %
                   
Gross Profit     104,327     43.5 %       87,456     41.0 %
                   
Operating Expenses:                  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses     34,234     14.3 %       27,652     13.0 %
Research and Development Expenses     8,357     3.5 %       7,603     3.6 %
Total Operating Expenses     42,591     17.8 %       35,255     16.5 %
                   
Operating Profit     61,736     25.8 %       52,201     24.5 %
                   
Other Expenses/(Income):                  
Interest Expense/(Income), Net     654             (9 )    
Other (Income)/Expense, Net     (143 )           214      
                   
Income Before Income Taxes     61,225     25.6 %       51,996     24.4 %
                   
Provision for Income Taxes     14,986             16,341      
                   
Income from Continuing Operations $   46,239     19.3 %   $   35,655     16.7 %
                   
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax     (1,344 )           (579 )    
                   
Net Income $   44,895     18.7 %   $   35,076     16.4 %
                   
Basic Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:                  
Income from Continuing Operations $   1.42         $   1.12      
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax $   (0.04 )       $   (0.02 )    
Net Income $   1.38         $   1.10      
                   
Diluted Earnings/(Loss) per Share of Common Stock:                  
Income from Continuing Operations $   1.38         $   1.09      
Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax $   (0.04 )       $   (0.02 )    
Net Income $   1.34         $   1.07      
                   
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding                  
Basic     32,542             31,975      
Diluted     33,416             32,848      

 

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016
(in thousands)
             
             
    June 30,     December 31,  
Assets   2017     2016  
             
Cash and Cash Equivalents $   94,177    $    74,141  
Trade Receivables, Net     99,064       110,622  
Other Receivables     9,001       6,748  
Inventories, Net     156,576       123,184  
Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets     7,421       7,960  
Total Current Assets     366,239       322,655  
             
Property, Plant and Equipment, Net     237,796       217,092  
Goodwill     42,304       40,323  
Intangible Assets, Net     14,590       14,800  
Deferred Income Taxes     8,611       13,061  
Other Non-Current Assets     3,541       3,934  
             
Total Assets $   673,081    $    611,865  
             
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity            
             
Accounts Payable $   39,129    $    42,873  
Deferred Revenue and Advance Payments     7,766       7,506  
Taxes Payable     4,206       9,469  
Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities     37,254       35,614  
Total Current Liabilities     88,355       95,462  
             
Advance Payments     39,000       39,000  
Deferred Income Taxes     7,443       6,921  
Accrued Pension Benefits     43,934       43,109  
Other Non-Current Liabilities     23,787       21,946  
             
Total Liabilities $   202,519    $    206,438  
             
Stockholders’ Equity $   470,562    $    405,427  
             
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $   673,081    $    611,865  

 

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results
For the Quarters and Six Months Ended June 30, 2017 and 2016
(in thousands)
             
  Second Quarter 2017     Second Quarter 2016
             
Operating Profit $ 34,555     $ 30,825
             
Depreciation and Amortization     7,642         5,696
             
EBITDA     42,197         36,521
             
Restructuring Expenses     -          154
             
Adjusted EBITDA $   42,197     $   36,675
             
             
             
  Six Months 2017     Six Months 2016
             
Operating Profit $ 61,736     $ 52,201
             
Depreciation and Amortization     14,827         11,274
             
EBITDA     76,563         63,475
             
Restructuring Expenses     -          444
             
Adjusted EBITDA $   76,563     $   63,919

 

CAMBREX CORPORATION
Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results
For the Quarters and Six Months Ended June 30, 2017 and 2016
(in thousands)
                     
  Second Quarter 2017   Second Quarter 2016  
        Diluted EPS         Diluted EPS  
Income from Continuing Operations $   25,124   $   0.75     $   20,810   $   0.63    
                     
Stock-Based Compensation     2,247       0.07         1,764       0.05    
Stock-Based Compensation Tax 1.     (787 )     (0.02 )       (618 )     (0.02 )  
                             
Impact of New Stock-Based Compensation Standard 2.     (1,725 )     (0.05 )       -        -     
                             
Amortization of Purchased Intangibles     500       0.01         211       0.01    
Restructuring Expenses     -        -          154       0.00    
                     
Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations 3. $   25,359   $   0.76     $   22,321   $   0.68    
                     
                     
                     
  Six Months 2017   Six Months 2016  
        Diluted EPS         Diluted EPS  
Income from Continuing Operations $   46,239   $   1.38     $   35,655   $   1.09    
                     
Stock-Based Compensation     4,033       0.12         3,299       0.10    
Stock-Based Compensation Tax 1.     (1,412 )     (0.04 )       (1,155 )     (0.03 )  
                             
Impact of New Stock-Based Compensation Standard 2.     (4,379 )     (0.13 )       -        -     
                             
Amortization of Purchased Intangibles     898       0.03         387       0.01    
Restructuring Expenses     -        -          444       0.01    
                         
Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations 3. $   45,379   $   1.36     $   38,630   $   1.18    
                     
                     
1.  Tax rate estimated at 35% for stock-based compensation.
2.  Represents a tax benefit resulting from the adoption of ASU 2016-09.
3.  Diluted earnings per share for adjusted income from continuing operations is based on the weighted number of diluted shares outstanding for the quarter and year. As such, the sum of the quarters may not necessarily equal the full year. In addition, the sum of the line items may not equal due to rounding.


Contact:
Tom Vadaketh
Executive Vice President & CFO
Tel: +201.804.3033
Email: tom.vadaketh@cambrex.com

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