SHANGHAI, Aug. 10, 2011 /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 the second quarter of 2011.
Management Comment"WuXi delivered strong revenue and income growth in the second quarter," said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "For the first time in our company's history we topped $100 million in quarterly net revenues. Total net revenues and GAAP diluted EPS grew 24.8% and 34.2%, respectively. At the same time, we continued to invest in new capabilities and capacity to better serve our customers and to sustain future growth.
"WuXi met or exceeded its financial guidance for the quarter. Revenues grew to $101.1 million, versus our guidance of $97-99 million. Net revenues in both Laboratory Services and Manufacturing Services exceeded our guidance. GAAP and non-GAAP operating margins were comparable to those in the first quarter, as we expected.
"We are particularly pleased with the strong performance of our Manufacturing Services business this year. A few years ago we chose to diversify, investing in building and equipping a new facility for large-scale commercial manufacturing as a natural extension of our capabilities in small-scale manufacturing of drugs for preclinical and clinical trials. We are now seeing a very strong return on this investment.
"We continue to expect 2011 to be a strong year for WuXi, with annual revenue growth of 20-22% in a highly competitive environment. We expect to achieve mid-teens annual revenue growth in the China-based Laboratory Services business. Manufacturing Services annual revenue is expected to grow 80-90% to approximately $70-74 million in 2011, versus $39 million in 2010 and $20 million in 2009.
"In 2011, we will continue to invest and build a strong integrated drug R&D service platform to be the industry's alternative R&D engine to discover and develop new drugs. Among our major investment projects in 2011 are a new site in Wuhan for our chemistry business, a new GMP biologics manufacturing facility in the city of Wuxi, expansion of our new research manufacturing capacity in our Jinshan facility, and continuing build-up of pharmacology models and biology capabilities. In the second quarter, we opened our new API/drug product stability testing facility dedicated to Bristol-Myers Squibb. To help manage this uniquely broad R&D services platform, we have recently hired several executives with significant expertise and extensive industry experience across the drug discovery and development value chain.
"WuXi has a business model that is working," Dr. Li concluded. "Offshore outsourcing of R&D offers pharmaceutical and biotech companies greater operational flexibility and access to high-quality scientific expertise at reasonable prices. Moreover, we are beginning to see increasing interest from our customers to develop drugs for the rapidly growing Chinese pharmaceutical market. As the leading R&D outsourcing service company in China, WuXi is in a unique position to help our customers to discover and develop drugs for both global markets and the Chinese market."
GAAP ResultsSecond-quarter 2011 net revenues increased 24.8% year over year to $101.1 million mainly due to 148.7% growth in Manufacturing Services net revenues and 14.5% growth in China-based Laboratory Services revenues. Revenue growth in Laboratory Services was driven by our comprehensive and integrated discovery and development services. Manufacturing Services revenue growth was driven by our large-scale commercial manufacturing business, as well as the robust demand for clinical-trial materials from our research manufacturing business.
Second-quarter 2011 GAAP gross profit increased 16.3% year over year to $38.6 million due to solid revenue growth in Laboratory Services and both strong revenue growth and gross-margin improvement in Manufacturing Services. Second-quarter 2011 GAAP gross margin decreased year over year to 38.2% from 41.0%. Gross margin in Manufacturing Services, while lower than that in Laboratory Services, improved year over year to 31.1% from 21.3% due to strong revenue growth and increasing capacity utilization in our large-scale manufacturing facilities. Gross margin in Laboratory Services decreased year over year to 40.1% from 43.3% due to higher labor costs, the negative impact from appreciation of the Chinese RMB relative to the U.S. dollar, and increased depreciation expenses from investments in new capabilities and capacity expansion.
Second-quarter 2011 GAAP operating income grew 33.7% year over year to $21.5 million due to the 16.3% increase in gross profit and relatively flat operating expenses. In the second quarter of 2010 operating expenses included $2.9 million of non-recurring deal costs relating to the previously proposed combination with Charles River Laboratories. Excluding the impact of these deal costs, the growth in operating expenses was mainly due to the hiring of new senior staff and sales and marketing personnel, RMB appreciation, and building of our biology research capabilities.
Second-quarter 2011 GAAP net income increased 35.6% year over year to $18.7 million due to the 33.7% increase in operating income and higher interest income from short-term investments.
Second-quarter 2011 GAAP diluted earnings per ADS increased 34.2% to 25 cents, mainly due to the 35.6% increase in net income, offset by a slightly higher share count due to exercise of stock options.
Non-GAAP ResultsNon-GAAP financial results excluded the impact of share-based compensation expenses and the amortization of acquired intangible assets and the associated deferred tax impact in both the current-year and the prior-year results, and non-recurring costs relating to the previously proposed combination with Charles River Laboratories in the prior-year results.
Second-quarter 2011 non-GAAP gross profit increased 14.4% year over year to $40.0 million due to revenue growth in Laboratory Services and both strong revenue growth and gross-margin improvement in Manufacturing Services. Second-quarter 2011 non-GAAP gross margin decreased year over year to 39.5% from 43.2%. Gross margin in Manufacturing Services, while lower than that in Laboratory Services, improved year over year due to strong revenue growth and increased capacity utilization in our large-scale manufacturing facilities. Gross margin in Laboratory Services decreased year over year due to higher labor costs, the negative impact from appreciation of the Chinese RMB relative to the U.S. dollar, and increased depreciation expenses from investments in new capabilities and capacity expansion.
Second-quarter 2011 non-GAAP operating income increased 10.8% year over year to $25.0 million, primarily due to the 14.4% increase in non-GAAP gross profit, partially offset by the increase in non-GAAP operating expenses driven by the hiring of new senior staff and sales and marketing personnel, RMB appreciation, and building of our biology research capabilities.Second-quarter 2011 non-GAAP net income grew 10.4% year over year to $22.0 million due to the 10.8% increase in non-GAAP operating income and higher interest income from short-term investments.
Diluted non-GAAP earnings per ADS grew 9.3% year over year to 29 cents, mainly due to the 10.4% increase in non-GAAP net income, offset by slightly higher share count due to the exercise of stock options.
2011 Financial GuidanceThe company announces the following update of its full-year 2011 financial guidance:
The Company provides the following guidance for third-quarter 2011 performance:
WUXI PHARMATECH (CAYMAN) INC.UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except ordinary share, ADS and par value data)June 30, 2011December 31, 2010Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
38,084Accounts receivable, net
17,277Prepaid expenses and other current assets
15,124Total current assets
23,956Property, plant and equipment, net
205,547Intangible assets, net
4,254Land use rights
5,352Deferred tax assets
10,887Other non-current assets
3,221Total non-current assets
498,133Liabilities and equity:
Short-term and current portion of long-term debt
4,460Other taxes payable
-Other current liabilities
7,891Total current liabilities
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
35,864Other non-current liabilities
5,085Total non-current liabilities
Ordinary shares ($0.02 par value, 5,002,550,000 authorized, 568,011,691 and 560,972,080 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2011, and December 31, 2010, respectively)
11,219Additional paid-in capital
22,180Accumulated other comprehensive income
392,830Total liabilities and equity
498,133WUXI 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
Six Months Ended
20112010% changeNet revenues:
78.4%Total net revenues
Cost of revenues:
59.0%Total cost of revenues
154.1%Total gross profit
Selling and marketing expenses
(2.4%)General and administrative expenses
7.8%Total operating expenses(17,116)
Other income (expenses),net
188.3%Interest income (expenses), net
602.7%Total other income (expenses), net
Income before income taxes
30.6%Income tax expense
Basic net earnings per ADS
23.7%Diluted net earnings per ADS
Weighted average ADS
Weighted average ADS
WUXI PHARMATECH (CAYMAN) INC.RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except ADS data and per ADS data)
Three Months Ended June 30,
Six Months Ended June 30,
GAAP gross profit
15.2%GAAP gross margin
5.0%Amortization of acquired intangible assets
(53.5%)Non-GAAP gross profit
13.4%Non-GAAP gross margin
GAAP operating income
23.3%GAAP operating margin
19.3%Non-recurring deal cost
(100.0%)Amortization of acquired intangible assets
(53.5%)Non-GAAP operating income
11.7%Non-GAAP operating margin
GAAP net income
26.0%GAAP net margin
19.3%Non−recurring deal cost
(100.0%)Amortization of acquired intangible assets
(53.5%)Deferred tax impact related to acquired intangible assets
(53.5%)Non-GAAP net income
13.5%Non-GAAP net margin
Income attributable to holders of ADS (Non-GAAP):
Basic earnings per ADS (Non-GAAP)
11.4%Diluted earnings per ADS (Non-GAAP)
Weighted average ADS outstanding– basic (Non-GAAP)
Weighted average ADS outstanding – diluted (Non-GAAP)
WUXI PHARMATECH (CAYMAN) INC.REVENUE BREAKDOWN(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
20112010%changeNet revenues: China-based Laboratory Services
13.5%China-based Manufacturing Services
25.0%U.S.-based Laboratory Services
5.1%Total net revenues
20.4%Conference CallWuXi PharmaTech senior management will host a conference call at 8:00 am (U.S. Eastern) / 5:00 am (U.S. Pacific) / 8:00 pm (Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong) on Thursday, August 11, 2011, to discuss its second-quarter 2011 financial results and future prospects. The conference call may be accessed by calling:United States:
1-866-519-4004China (Landline):800-819-0121China (Mobile):
800-930-346United Kingdom:0-808-234-6646International:+65-6723-9381Conference ID:83583576A telephone replay will be available two hours after the call's completion at:United States:
1-866-214-5335China (Landline):10-800-714-0386China (Mobile):
800-901-596United Kingdom:0-800-731-7846International:+61-2-8235-5000Conference ID:83583576A live webcast of the conference call and replay will be available on the investor relations page of WuXi PharmaTech's website at http://www.wuxiapptec.com.
About WuXi PharmaTechWuXi 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.
Use of Non-GAAP and Pro-Forma Financial Measures We have provided the second-quarter 2010 and 2011 gross profit, gross margin, operating income, operating margin, net income, and earnings per ADS on a non-GAAP basis, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, amortization and deferred tax impact of acquired intangible assets and the non-recurring costs relating to the previously proposed merger with Charles River Laboratories. We believe both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP 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 to provide net income and earnings per ADS 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 GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures for the indicated periods attached hereto.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsStatements 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, including, among others, our financial guidance for third-quarter and full-year 2011 (including, as applicable, estimated total net revenues, China-based Laboratory Services net revenues, U.S.-based Laboratory Services net revenue, Manufacturing Services net revenues, gross margins, operating margins, capital expenditures, effective tax rates, and other trends), planned investments in 2011 and beyond in new capabilities, facilities, senior personnel and capacity to promote and manage our growth and expanded offerings, an increased trend towards outsourced and offshored R&D and our related efforts to be the industry's alternative R&D engine to discover and develop new drugs for both the global and Chinese markets.
These forward-looking statements 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. Among other factors, the state of the global economy may continue to be uncertain; 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; the pressures being felt by our customers and pharmaceutical industry consolidation may adversely impact our business and the trends for outsourced and offshored 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; we may not maintain our preferred provider status with our clients and may be unable to successfully expand our capabilities to meet client needs; and we may face increased margin pressure as a result of renminbi appreciation and increased labor inflation in China. In addition, other factors that could cause our actual results to differ from what we currently anticipate include our limited operating history; 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; our reliance on a limited number of customers to continue to account for a high percentage of our revenues; the risk of payment failure by any of our large customers, which could significantly harm our cash flows and profitability; our 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 2010 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov. For additional information on these and other important factors that could adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects, see "Risk Factors" beginning on page 6 of our 2010 Annual Report on Form 20-F. Our results of operations for second-quarter 2011 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.
For more information, please contact:WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Ronald Aldridge (for investors)Director of Investor Relations Tel: +1-201-585-2048Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgStephanie Liu (for the media)WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc.Tel: +86-21-5046-4362Email: email@example.comWeb site: http://www.wuxiapptec.com
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