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WuXi PharmaTech Announces First-Quarter 2010 Results
Date:5/11/2010

SHANGHAI, China, May 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX), a leading research and development outsourcing company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, with operations in China and the United States, today announced its financial results for first-quarter 2010.

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    Highlights
    -- First-Quarter 2010 Net Revenues Increased 36% Year Over Year to
       $80.6 Million
    -- Laboratory Services Net Revenues Grew 18% Year Over Year to
       $67.0 Million, Driven by Strong Organic Growth
    -- China-Based Laboratory Services Net Revenues Increased 20% Year Over
       Year to $50.0 Million
    -- Manufacturing Services Net Revenues Grew 433% Year Over Year to
       $13.6 Million
    -- GAAP Diluted Earnings Per ADS Grew 30% Year Over Year to 21 Cents
    -- Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per ADS Increased 26% Year Over Year to
       25 Cents
    -- Company Believes It Will Achieve Upper End of Previous Guidance Ranges
       for 2010 Net Revenues and Operating Income

Management Comment

"We were pleased with our performance in the first quarter," said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WuXi PharmaTech. "The quarter was characterized by strong year-over-year revenue growth in both our Laboratory Services and Manufacturing Services businesses and continued investment in new opportunities to propel future revenue growth."

"WuXi achieved a strong performance in revenues, gross profit, operating income and net income in the first quarter," said Edward Hu, Chief Operating Officer. "Revenues in our Laboratory Services business grew 18% year over year in the quarter, driven by growing demand. This performance in Laboratory Services was broad-based, with 20% year-over-year growth in China-based operations and 14% year-over-year revenue growth in U.S.-based operations. Revenues in Manufacturing Services grew 433% year over year from improving demand and delivery of a large order, which we spoke about in our fourth-quarter 2009 earnings release. The company's margin performance was consistent with our expectations. We continue to expect strong financial performance throughout 2010 and beyond."

GAAP Results

First-quarter 2010 net revenues increased 36% year over year to $80.6 million due to 18% growth in Laboratory Services net revenues and 433% growth in Manufacturing Services net revenues. Revenue growth in Laboratory Services was strong in both discovery chemistry and newer services, such as DMPK/ADME, biology, process research, formulation and analytical services. Revenue growth in Manufacturing Services was driven by delivery of a large project and increasing demand.

First-quarter 2010 GAAP gross profit increased 30% year over year to $30.4 million due to an increased contribution from both Laboratory Services, driven by both revenue growth and gross-margin improvement, and Manufacturing Services, driven by revenue growth. First-quarter 2010 GAAP gross margin declined year over year to 37.7% from 39.4%, mainly due to a larger contribution from the lower-margin Manufacturing Services business. Gross margin from Laboratory Services improved year over year to 41.4% from 40.2% due to improved profitability of newer China-based downstream laboratory services and of U.S.-based laboratory services, partially offset by increased expenses related to the ramp-up of the Suzhou toxicology facility. Gross margin declined year over year in Manufacturing Services to 19.9% from 22.7%, primarily due to project mix and the beginning of depreciation of the large-scale manufacturing facility.

First-quarter 2010 GAAP operating income grew 70% to $17.4 million due to the 30% increase in gross profit and essentially flat operating expenses driven by cost control.

First-quarter 2010 GAAP net income increased 32% to $15.5 million due to the 70% increase in operating income, offset by higher taxes and an unfavorable change in other income (expenses) net. Other income (expenses) net in first-quarter 2010 included foreign-exchange losses of $0.4 million, compared to $3.3 million of foreign-exchange gains in first-quarter 2009.

First-quarter 2010 GAAP diluted earnings per ADS increased 30% to 21 cents, mainly due to the 32% increase in net income, offset by higher share count due to stock-option activity.

Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP financial results excluded the impact of share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets and the associated deferred tax impact.

First-quarter 2010 non-GAAP gross profit increased 30% year over year to $32.1 million, mainly due to revenue growth. First-quarter 2010 non-GAAP gross margin decreased year over year to 39.8% from 41.7% primarily due to a larger contribution from the lower-margin Manufacturing Services business. Gross margin from Laboratory Services improved year over year due to improved profitability of newer downstream China-based laboratory services and U.S.-based laboratory services, partially offset by increased expenses related to the ramp-up of the Suzhou toxicology facility. Partially offsetting this benefit in Laboratory Services, gross margin declined year over year in Manufacturing Services primarily due to project mix and the beginning of depreciation of the large-scale manufacturing facility.

First-quarter 2010 non-GAAP operating income increased 57% year over year to $20.5 million, primarily due to the 30% increase in non-GAAP gross profit and essentially flat operating expenses due to cost control.

First-quarter 2010 non-GAAP net income grew 29% year over year to $18.3 million due to a 57% increase in non-GAAP operating income, offset by higher taxes and an unfavorable change in other income (expenses) net, which is discussed above for GAAP results. Diluted non-GAAP earnings per ADS grew 26% year over year to 25 cents compared to 20 cents in first-quarter 2009, mainly due to the 29% increase in non-GAAP net income, offset by higher share count due to stock-option activity.

2010 Financial Guidance

The Company is pleased to reconfirm its previous financial guidance for 2010. More specifically, the company believes that it will achieve the upper end of its guidance range in net revenues and operating income. The Company's current guidance for 2010 is as follows:

    -- Total net revenues in the upper end of the previous range of
       $310-320 million, which represents 15-19% growth
    -- Growth in net revenues of China-based Laboratory Services of 13-16%
    -- Growth rate of net revenues of U.S.-based Laboratory Services of mid
       single digits
    -- Growth of net revenues of Manufacturing Services of at least 70%
    -- Decline in GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin of two to five percentage
       points
    -- Growth in GAAP and non-GAAP operating income in the upper end of the
       previous range of 0% to 10%
    -- Capital expenditures of $50-60 million, similar to the 2009 level
    -- Effective tax rate of 13-15%

The Company provides the following guidance for second-quarter 2010 performance:

    -- Total net revenues of $76-78 million
    -- Year-over-year growth in net revenues of China-based Laboratory
       Services of 16-18%
    -- GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins better than first-quarter 2010 GAAP and
       non-GAAP gross margins, which were 37.7% and 39.8%, respectively

"As we prepare to combine our operations with those of Charles River Laboratories, we remain focused on providing the highest level of service to our customers," Dr. Ge Li concluded. "The new Charles River Laboratories will be the first global contract research organization offering fully integrated early-stage drug discovery and development services. We continue to believe that trends toward greater outsourcing and offshoring of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device research and development will continue for years to come, and that our company is positioned well to benefit from these trends."



                          WUXI PHARMATECH (CAYMAN) INC.
                      UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
     (in thousands of U.S. dollars, except ordinary share, ADS and par value
                                      data)
                                                  March 31,      December 31,
                                                      2010              2009
    Assets:
    Current assets:
        Cash and cash equivalents                   74,356            80,510
        Restricted cash                              1,762             1,358
        Short-term investment                       22,002            22,083
        Accounts receivable, net                    58,310            45,817
        Inventories                                 10,576            14,276
        Prepaid expenses and other current
         assets                                      9,852            10,125
            Total current assets                   176,858           174,169
    Non-current assets:
        Goodwill                                    23,956            23,956
        Property, plant and equipment, net         183,272           181,830
        Intangible assets, net                       6,111             6,634
        Prepaid land use rights                      5,280             5,308
        Deferred tax assets                         10,378             9,514
        Other non-current assets                     5,918             5,890
            Total non-current assets               234,915           233,132
            Total assets                           411,773           407,301
    Liabilities and shareholders' equity:
    Current liabilities:
        Short-term and current portion
         of long-term debt                          23,438            34,415
        Accounts payable                            13,068            14,356
        Accrued expenses                            11,297            17,072
        Deferred revenue                             6,976             4,554
        Advanced subsidies                           2,073             2,800
        Other taxes payable                          3,771             2,901
        Other current liabilities                    6,209             4,239
            Total current liabilities               66,832            80,337
    Non-current liabilities:
        Long-term debt, excluding
         current portion                             2,051             2,115
        Advanced subsidies                           1,333             1,420
        Convertible notes                           35,864            35,864
        Other non-current liabilities                7,544             7,432
            Total non-current liabilities           46,792            46,831
            Total liabilities                      113,624           127,168

    Shareholders' equity:
        Ordinary shares ($0.02 par value,
         5,002,550,000 authorized, 554,443,600
         and 550,609,256 issued and outstanding
         as of March 31, 2010, and December 31,
         2009, respectively)                        11,089            11,012
        Additional paid-in capital                 323,024           320,672
        Accumulated deficit                        (53,114)          (68,631)
        Accumulated other comprehensive income      17,150            17,080
            Total shareholders' equity             298,149           280,133
            Total liabilities and shareholders'
             equity                                411,773           407,301



                          WUXI PHARMATECH (CAYMAN) INC.
            UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
        (In thousands of U.S. dollars, except ADS data and per ADS data)

                                               Three Months Ended March 31,
                                                2010          2009   % Change
    Net revenues:
    Laboratory Services                         66,998        56,596     18%
    Manufacturing Services                      13,604         2,552    433%
    Total net revenues                          80,602        59,148     36%
    Cost of revenues:
    Laboratory Services                        (39,285)      (33,856)    16%
    Manufacturing Services                     (10,899)       (1,973)   452%
    Total cost of revenues                     (50,184)      (35,829)    40%
    Gross profit:
    Laboratory Services                         27,713        22,740     22%
    Manufacturing Services                       2,705           579    367%
    Total gross profit                          30,418        23,319     30%
    Operating expenses:
    Selling and marketing expenses              (2,282)       (1,334)    71%
    General and administrative expenses        (10,701)      (11,710)    (9%)
    Total operating expenses                   (12,983)      (13,044)     0%
    Operating income                            17,435        10,275     70%
    Other income (expenses), net:
    Other income (expenses), net                   183         3,393    (94%)
    Interest income (expenses), net                 98           (50)       *
    Total other income (expenses), net             281         3,343    (91%)
    Income before income taxes                  17,716        13,618     30%
    Income tax expenses                         (2,199)       (1,883)    18%
    Net income                                  15,517        11,735     32%
    Basic net earnings per ADS:                   0.22          0.18     28%
    Diluted net earnings per ADS:                 0.21          0.16     30%
    Weighted average ADS
     outstanding-basic                      69,075,025    67,013,222
    Weighted average ADS
     outstanding-diluted                    74,230,526    72,700,738
    *  Not meaningful




                          WUXI PHARMATECH (CAYMAN) INC.
                       RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO Non-GAAP
       (in thousands of U.S. dollars, except ADS data and par value data)
                                                Three Months Ended March 31,
                                                 2010          2009   % Change
    GAAP gross profit                           30,418        23,319     30%
    GAAP gross margin                              38%           39%
    Adjustments
    Share-based compensation                       889           591
    Amortization of acquired intangible
     assets                                        764           764
    Non-GAAP gross profit                       32,071        24,674     30%
    Non-GAAP gross margin                          40%           42%
    GAAP operating income                       17,435        10,275     70%
    GAAP operating margin                          22%           17%
    Adjustments
    Share-based compensation                     2,322         1,999
    Amortization of acquired intangible
     assets                                        764           764
    Non-GAAP operating income                   20,521        13,038     57%
    Non-GAAP operating margin                      25%           22%
    GAAP net income                             15,517        11,735     32%
    GAAP net margin                                19%           20%
    Adjustments:
    Share-based compensation                     2,322         1,999
    Amortization of acquired intangible
     assets                                        764           764
    Deferred tax impact related to
     acquired intangible assets                   (296)         (296)
    Non-GAAP net income                         18,307        14,202     29%
    Non-GAAP net margin                            23%           24%
    GAAP net income                             15,517        11,735     32%
    Add back:
    Depreciation and amortization                6,380         5,007
    Interest (income) expenses, net                (98)           50
    Income tax expenses                          2,199         1,883
    EBITDA                                      23,998        18,675     29%
    Adjustments:
    Share-based compensation                     2,322         1,999
        Mark-to-market gain from foreign-
         currency forward contracts                615        (2,621)
    Adjusted EBITDA                             26,935        18,053     49%
    Income attributable to holders of ADS
     (Non-GAAP):
    Basic                                       18,307        14,202     29%
    Diluted                                     18,307        14,202     29%
    Basic earnings per ADS (Non-GAAP)             0.27          0.21     25%
    Diluted earnings per ADS (Non-GAAP)           0.25          0.20     26%
    Weighted average ADS outstanding -
     basic (Non-GAAP)                       69,075,025    67,013,222
    Weighted average ADS outstanding -
     diluted (Non-GAAP)                     74,230,526    72,700,738




                          WUXI PHARMATECH (CAYMAN) INC.
                       REVENUE RECONCILIATION BY GEOGRAPHY
                          (in thousands of U.S. dollars)
                                                Three Months Ended March 31,
                                               2010         2009     % Change
    Net revenues:
    China-based Laboratory Services            49,972       41,648        20%
    China-based Manufacturing Services         13,604        2,552       433%
    Subtotal                                   63,576       44,200        44%
    U.S.-based Laboratory Services             17,026       14,948        14%
    Total net revenues                         80,602       59,148        36%


About WuXi PharmaTech

WuXi PharmaTech is a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device R&D outsourcing company, with operations in China and the United States. As a research-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi PharmaTech provides a broad and integrated portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process. WuXi PharmaTech's services are designed to assist its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug and medical device R&D. WuXi PharmaTech's operating subsidiaries are known as WuXi AppTec. For more information, please visit: http://www.wuxiapptec.com . On April 26, 2010, WuXi and Charles River Laboratories announced that the boards of both companies had reached an agreement for the two companies to combine operations, creating the first global contract research organization offering fully integrated early-stage drug development services to clients worldwide.

Use of Non-GAAP and Pro-Forma Financial Measures

We have provided first-quarter 2009 and 2010 gross profit, operating income, net income and earnings per ADS on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets and associated deferred tax impact. We believe both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP and pro-forma financial measures in assessing our financial performance and liquidity and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP operating measures are useful for understanding and assessing underlying business performance and operating trends. We expect to continue providing gross profit, operating income, and net income on a non-GAAP basis using a consistent method on a quarterly basis. You should not view non-GAAP results on a stand-alone basis or as a substitute for results under GAAP, or as being comparable to results reported or forecasted by other companies, and should refer to the reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures for the indicated periods attached hereto.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release contain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, including those with respect to favorable industry trends, guidance for second-quarter and full-year 2010 performance, anticipated strong financial results for 2010 and beyond, and anticipated benefits of the proposed combination with Charles River Laboratories, are not historical facts but instead represent only our belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition and other circumstances may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements. Risks with respect to the proposed combination include: (i) the companies may be unable to obtain stockholder or regulatory approvals required for the combination; (ii) problems may arise in successfully integrating the businesses of the two companies; (iii) the acquisition may involve unexpected costs; (iv) the combined company may not achieve the anticipated transaction benefits; (v) restrictions in our acquisition agreement with Charles River that require us to conduct our business in the ordinary course consistent with past practices and in accordance with other specific limitations may delay or prevent us from taking advantage of business opportunities that may arise prior to the combination; and (vi) the businesses may suffer as a result of uncertainty surrounding the combination. In addition, the businesses may be subject to future regulatory or legislative actions and other risk factors. These other risk factors include: continued uncertainty in the global economy, the pressures being felt by our customers, and pharmaceutical industry consolidation may adversely impact our business and the trends for outsourced R&D and manufacturing for longer than expected or more severely than expected; we may be unable to successfully make our planned investments and capital expenditures on a timely basis, these investments may not yield the desired results, and we may need to modify the nature and level of our investments and capital expenditures; pharmaceutical companies may not change their business models as expected or in a manner favorable to us; we may fail to capitalize on the opportunities presented; we may not maintain our preferred provider status with our clients and may be unable to successfully expand our capabilities to meet client needs. In addition, other factors that could cause our actual results to differ from what we currently anticipate include failure to generate sufficient future cash flows or to secure any required future financing on acceptable terms or at all; failure to retain key personnel; effective integration of continuing products and services from AppTec; our reliance on a limited number of customers to continue to account for a high percentage of our revenues; risk of payment failure by any of our large customers, which could significantly harm our cash flows and profitability; dependence upon the continued service of our senior management and key scientific personnel; and our ability to retain our existing customers or expand our customer base. You should read the financial information contained in this release in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included in our 2009 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with and available on the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC's") website at http://www.sec.gov. For additional information on these and other important factors that could adversely affect our or Charles River's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects, see "Risk Factors" (i) beginning on page 6 of our 2009 Annual Report on Form 20-F and (ii) beginning on page 18 of Charles River's Annual Report on Form 10-K also filed at the SEC's website. Our results of operations for first-quarter 2010 are not necessarily indicative of our operating results for any future periods. All projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to us, which is subject to change. Although these projections and the factors influencing them will likely change, we undertake no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release, except as required by law. Such information speaks only as of the date of this release.

This document may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed combination of Charles River and WuXi. In connection with the proposed transaction, Charles River will file a preliminary proxy statement and a definitive proxy statement with the SEC. The information contained in the preliminary filing will not be complete and may be changed. Before making any voting or investment decisions, investors and security holders are urged to read the definitive proxy statement when it becomes available and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC because they will contain important information. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to the shareholders of Charles River seeking their approval of the proposed transaction. Charles River's shareholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement free of charge by directing a request to: Charles River Laboratories, 251 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, MA 01887, Attention: General Counsel. In addition, the preliminary proxy statement and definitive proxy statement will be available free of charge at the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov , or shareholders may access copies of the documentation filed with the SEC by Charles River on Charles River's website at http://www.criver.com .

Charles River and its directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information regarding Charles River's directors and executive officers is available in Charles River's proxy statement for its 2010 annual meeting of shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 30, 2010. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of Charles River shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction will be set forth in the preliminary proxy statement when it is filed with the SEC.

This document does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. The Charles River shares to be issued in the proposed combination have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. Charles River intends to issue such Charles River shares pursuant to the exemption from registration set forth in Section 3(a)(10) of the Securities Act.

    For more information, please contact:

    WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc.
     Ronald Aldridge (for investors)
     Director of Investor Relations
     Tel:   +1-201-585-2048
     Email: ir@wuxiapptec.com

     Stephanie Liu (for the media)
     Tel:   +86-21-5046-4362
     Email: pr@wuxiapptec.com


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