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BASi Releases Earnings for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (BASI) (“BASi”, the “Company”, “We” or “Our”), doing business as Inotiv, a leading provider of nonclinical and analytical contract research services, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2020, BASi saw significant growth compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Growth initiatives including acquisitions of the Gaithersburg, Maryland, operations of Smithers Avanza in May 2019 and Pre-Clinical Research Services, Inc’s. (“PCRS”) business in Ft. Collins, Colorado, in December 2019, as well as expansion of the Evansville facility and investment in the St. Louis facility, contributed to the increase in service revenue and gross margins. Over the last six months, we have improved our infrastructure and platform to support future growth and additional potential acquisitions. We believe these internal infrastucture initiatives, investments, acquisitions and recruiting efforts, combined with our existing team and the continuing development of our sales and marketing team, have led and will continue to lead to growth in revenue and the ability to improve the service offerings to our clients. We further believe that the actions and investments since July 2018 form a foundation upon which we can build.

Robert Leasure, Jr., BASi's President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "Our financial results for the first six months of fiscal 2020 were positively impacted by increases in sales and margins from the internal growth the Company has been experiencing in the Service business and acquisitions. We saw an increase in overhead and corporate expenses related to our acquisitions in May 2019 and December 2019 and expenses associated with enhancements to support internal growth and our infrastructure development. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued our operations to support our clients in their efforts toward drug discovery and development, including working with multiple clients, at our multiple sites, on a variety of therapy or vaccine candidates for COVID-19."

"We plan to continue working on the integration of our combined businesses and added services. We plan to further develop our infrastructure, project management, sales, marketing, client services and branding. We will continue to evaluate additional internal and external growth opportunities and new services to provide to existing clients." Mr. Leasure concluded.

Second Quarter Results

For the quarter, revenue amounted to $16,012,000, a 71.4% increase from $9,344,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Revenue growth was driven by incremental sales associated with organic growth of the service business, as well as sales attributable to the Smithers Avanza and PCRS acquisitions.

Net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 amounted to $588,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $569,000, or $0.06 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

Net loss and earnings per share were impacted by increased costs associated with Smithers Avanza and PCRS operations and non-recurring expenses of over $300,000 relating to recruiting costs for leadership and scientific staff additions and consulting fees related to the adoption of two accounting standards, and other one-time costs for rebranding to Inotiv, new website launch and acquisition and integration expense. We do not expect the non-recurring expenses to continue or materially impact future fiscal quarters.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 amounted to $1,109,000, compared to Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 of $267,000. Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended March 31, 2020, amounted to $1,588,000 compared to Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended March 31, 2019, of $703,000.

Second Quarter Segment Results

Service revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 increased 86.8% to $15,191,000 compared to $8,131,000 for the same period in fiscal 2019, including $3,154,000 or 38% from growth within existing sites and additional revenues attributable to the Smithers Avanza acquisition and the PCRS acquisition of $2,357,000 and $1,549,000, respectively. Nonclinical services revenues increased $6,467,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to the same fiscal quarter last year. Bioanalytical analysis revenues increased by $504,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to the same fiscal quarter last year.

Cost of Service revenue as a percentage of Service revenue decreased to 67.2% during the three months ended March 31, 2020, from 73.2% in the three months ended March 31, 2019, due to an increase in sales for higher margin services and additional revenue to cover fixed costs.

Sales in our Products segment decreased 32.2% in the three months ended March 31, 2020, to $821,000 from $1,213,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2019. The decrease stems from lower sales of Culex in-vivo sampling systems and Culex related maintenance and services revenues, which decrease was partially offset by an increase in sales for analytical instruments. The decrease is primarily due to a reduction of orders from universities as they closed and reduced purchasing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and our inability to go on site to install and service client instruments.

Cost of Products revenue as a percentage of Products revenue in the three months ended March 31, 2020, increased to 74.6% from 68.2% in the three months ended March 31, 2019, due to reduced revenue to cover fixed costs.

First Six Months’ Results

For the first six months of fiscal 2020, revenue amounted to $28,930,000, a 61.0% increase from $17,969,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2019. Revenue growth was mainly driven by $3,979,000 from internal growth from existing operations and attributable to the acquisitions of Smithers Avanza and PCRS of $5,052,000 and $1,930,000, respectively.

Net loss for the first six months of fiscal 2020 amounts to $2,014,000, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to the net loss of $65,000, or $0.06 per diluted share for the first six months of fiscal 2019.

Net loss and earnings per share were impacted by increased costs associated with the acquisitions of Smithers Avanza and PCRS and expenses associated with enhancements to support future growth and infrastructure development. Included in the increased costs were non-recurring expenses of over $1,000,000 relating to recruiting costs for leadership and scientific staff additions, consulting fees related to the adoption of two accounting standards, and other one-time costs for rebranding to Inotiv, our new website launch and acquisition and integration expense.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of fiscal 2020 were $1,588,000 compared to $703,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2019.

First Six Months’ Segment Results

For the first six months of fiscal 2020, our Service revenue increased 72.3% to $27,333,000 compared to $15,866,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2019. Nonclinical services revenues increased due to an overall increase in the number of studies from the prior year and additional revenue attributable to the Smithers Avanza acquisition and the PCRS acquisition during the first half of fiscal 2020.

Cost of Service revenue as a percentage of Service revenue decreased to 69.9% during the first six months of fiscal 2020 from 72.8% in the first six months of fiscal 2019 due to improved margins from increasing sales with improved margins after covering fixed cost.

Sales in our Product segment decreased 24.0% in the first six months of fiscal 2020 to $1,597,000 from $2,103,000 when compared to the first six months of fiscal 2019. The decrease stems primarily from decreased sales of our Culex automated in vivo sampling instruments and Other instruments, partly offset by increased sales of our Analytical instruments in the first six months of fiscal 2020. The decrease is primarily due to a reduction of orders from universities as they closed and reduced purchasing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and our inability to go on site to install and service client instruments.

Cost of Product revenue as a percentage of Product revenue in the first six months of fiscal 2020 increased to 71.5% from 68.5% in the six months of fiscal 2019. This increase in the first six months of fiscal 2020 is mainly due to the increase in material cost and adjustment of selling price for in vivo products to stay competitive with the market and some change in product mix.

Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Cash provided by operating activities was $213,000 for the six months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $911,000 for the six month ended March 31, 2019.

As of March 31, 2020, the Company had $198,000 in cash and cash equivalents, a $2,614,000 balance on its general line of credit, a $4,247,000 balance on its construction line of credit and a $1,237,000 balance on its equipment line of credit. Borrowings on our $3,000,000 Capex Line of credit increased by $601,000 to a balance of $1,036,000, while the recent amendment to our amended and restated credit agreement eliminated the revolving nature of our other Capex line in favor of a term loan in the principal amount of $948,000, equal to the amount of borrowings outstanding on the line as of the amendment. During the first six months of fiscal 2020, cash from operations, cash on hand and financing activities funded capital expenditures of approximately $3,351,000 for the expansion of our Evansville facility and related equipment, investment in our Gaithersburg capacity, upgrades in software, as well as laboratory and computer equipment.

Non-GAAP to GAAP Reconciliation

This press release contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). The non-GAAP financial measures are Adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019. Adjusted EBITDA as reported herein refers to a financial performance measure that excludes from net income (loss) income statement line items interest expense and income taxes (benefit) expense, as well as non-cash charges for depreciation and amortization, stock option (benefit) expense, United Kingdom lease liability reversal benefit, non-recurring acquisition and integration costs and other non-recurring third party costs, such as recruiting costs, consulting fees related to the adoption of two accounting standards, and expenses for rebranding and new website launch.

The non-GAAP financial information should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Management, however, believes that Adjusted EBITDA, when used in conjunction with the results presented in accordance with GAAP, may provide a more complete understanding of the Company's results and may facilitate a fuller analysis of the Company's results, particularly in evaluating performance from one period to another.

Management has chosen to provide this supplemental information to investors, analysts, and other interested parties to enable them to perform additional analyses of our results and to illustrate our results giving effect to the non-GAAP adjustments shown in the reconciliation. Management strongly encourages investors to review the Company's consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety and cautions investors that the non-GAAP measures used by the Company may differ from similar measures used by other companies, even when similar terms are used to identify such measures.

About Bioanalytical Systems, Inc., operating as Inotiv

BASi, operating as Inotiv, is a pharmaceutical development company providing contract research services and monitoring instruments to emerging pharmaceutical companies and the world's leading drug development companies and medical research organizations. The Company focuses on developing innovative services supporting its clients’ discovery and development objectives for improved decision-making and accelerated goal attainment. BASi’s products focus on increasing efficiency, improving data, and reducing the cost of taking new drugs to market. Visit inotivco.com for more information about BASi, operating as Inotiv.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to changes in the market and demand for our products and services, the development, marketing and sales of products and services, changes in technology, industry and regulatory standards, the timing of acquisitions and the successful closing, integration and business and financial impact thereof, the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, demand for our services and products and our operations, including the measures taken by governmental authorities to address it, which may precipitate or exacerbate other risks and/or uncertainties and various other market and operating risks, including those detailed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

(SEE BELOW FOR CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS)


BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended
March 31,

Six Months Ended
March 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Service revenue

$

15,191

$

8,131

$

27,333

$

15,866

Product revenue

821

1,213

1,597

2,103

Total revenue

16,012

9,344

28,930

17,969

Cost of service revenue

10,207

5,951

19,118

11,548

Cost of product revenue

612

832

1,142

1,441

Total cost of revenue

10,819

6,783

20,260

12,989

Gross profit

5,193

2,561

8,670

4,980

Operating expenses:

Selling

1,098

655

1,980

1,308

Research and development

162

145

324

269

General and administrative

4,128

2,210

7,581

3,811

Total operating expenses

5,388

3,010

9,885

5,388

Operating loss

(195

)

(449

)

(1,215

)

(408

)

Interest expense

(392

)

(122

)

(703

)

(248

)

Other income

10

3

12

4

Net loss before income taxes

(577

)

(568

)

(1,906

)

(652

)

Income tax expense

11

1

108

2

Net loss

$

(588

)

$

(569

)

$

(2,014

)

$

(654

)

Basic net loss per share

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.19

)

$

(0.06

)

Diluted net loss per share

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.19

)

$

(0.06

)

Weighted common shares outstanding:

Basic

10,843

10,290

10,756

10,268

Diluted

10,843

10,290

10,756

10,268

BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share amounts)

March 31,
2020

September 30,
2019

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

198

$

606

Accounts receivable

Trade, net of allowance of $493 at March 31, 2020 and $1,759 at September 30, 2019

9,109

7,178

Unbilled revenues and other

3,091

2,342

Inventories, net

1,204

1,095

Prepaid expenses

1,901

1,200

Total current assets

15,503

12,421

Property and equipment, net

27,731

22,828

Operating lease right-of use-assets, net

4,507

Finance lease right-to use assets, net

4,668

Goodwill

4,368

3,617

Other intangible assets, net

4,606

2,874

Lease rent receivable

132

130

Deferred tax asset

31

Other assets

153

79

Total assets

$

61,668

$

41,980

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

4,603

$

4,941

Restructuring liability

225

349

Accrued expenses

2,316

2,620

Customer advances

10,869

6,726

Revolving line of credit

2,614

1,063

Capex line of credit

1,036

655

Current portion on long-term operating lease

859

Current portion of long-term finance lease

4,602

18

Current portion of long-term debt

1,923

1,109

Total current liabilities

29,047

17,481

Long-term operating leases, net

3,896

Long-term finance leases, net

60

18

Long-term debt, less current portion, net of debt issuance costs

18,650

13,771

Deferred tax liabilities

90

Total liabilities

51,743

31,270

Shareholders’ equity:

Preferred shares, authorized 1,000,000 shares, no par value:

35 Series A shares at $1,000 stated value issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and at September 30, 2019

35

35

Common shares, no par value:

Authorized 19,000,000 shares; 10,864,281 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2020 and 10,510,694 at September 30, 2019

2,678

2,589

Additional paid‑in capital

26,451

25,183

Accumulated deficit

(19,239

)

(17,097

)

Total shareholders’ equity

9,925

10,710

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

61,668

$

41,980


BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP EARNINGS

(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

March 31

March 31

2020

2019

2020

2019

GAAP Net loss

$

(588

)

$

(569

)

$

(2,014

)

$

(654

)

Add back: Interest expense

392

122

703

248

Income taxes (benefit) expense

11

1

108

2

Depreciation and amortization

924

621

1,673

1,324

Stock option expense

107

99

204

124

United Kingdom lease liability reversal benefit

(67

)

(65

)

(129

)

(556

)

Acquisition and integration costs

69

18

339

148

Other non-recurring, third party costs

261

40

704

67

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,109

$

267

$

1,588

$

703

Adjusted EBITDA - Earnings before interest expense, income taxes (benefit) expense, depreciation and amortization, stock option expense, United Kingdom lease liability reversal benefit, non-recurring acquisition and integration costs and other non-recurring third party costs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Company Contact:

Beth A. Taylor
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 765.497.8381
btaylor@inotivco.com