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BEIJING, Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genetron Holdings Limited (“Genetron Health” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: GTH), a leading precision oncology company in China that specializes in offering molecular profiling tests, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Recorded total revenue of RMB101.7 million for the second quarter 2020, representing a 40.3% increase over the same period of 2019.

  • Reported diagnosis and monitoring revenue of RMB 93.9 million for the second quarter 2020, representing a 52.1% increase from the same period of 2019.

  • Reported gross margin improved to 63.1% for the second quarter 2020, compared to 47.8% in the same period of 2019.

  • Presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting II that highlighted Genetron Health’s industry-leading technological capability.

  • Deepened collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific for joint marketing in China.

  • Received US FDA approval for emergency use of Genetron SARS-CoV-2 RNA Test in June 2020.

  • Strengthened the leadership team by appointing the former U.S. FDA senior officer, Yun-Fu Hu, PhD, as Chief Medical Officer.

  • Successfully completed the initial public offering (“IPO”) in June 2020 and raised approximately US$235.0 million of net proceeds.

“During the second quarter of 2020, our business rebounded as economic and social activities gradually resumed in China upon the easing of restrictions related to COVID-19. However, towards the later part of the second quarter, Beijing experienced a second wave of an outbreak, which has caused some negative impact on our business,” remarked Mr. Sizhen Wang, co-founder and CEO of Genetron Health. “Despite these challenges, we are pleased with our second quarter financial results as our robust top-line growth was accompanied by strong gross margins and an improved expense structure. This highlighted the resilience of Genetron Health’s business and our solid execution in scaling our business.”

“Looking ahead to the second half of 2020, while we are confident about our fundamental business, and the strength of our balance sheet following our successful IPO, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present uncertainties and challenges to all industry players, including us. We will continue to stay nimble in the face of changing market conditions, and our long term growth strategies also remain intact. We intend to continue to expand our product portfolio for diagnosis and monitoring, develop our high-value early screening pipeline assets, and to work with additional biopharmaceutical partners. It is our goal to focus on the creation of long term shareholder value as we expand our precision oncology platform,” concluded Mr. Wang.

Second Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results
Total revenue for the second quarter 2020 increased by 40.3% to RMB101.7 million (US$14.4 million) from RMB72.5 million in the same period of 2019.

Diagnosis and monitoring revenue increased by 52.1% to RMB93.9 million (US$13.3 million) in the second quarter 2020 from RMB61.7 million in the same period of 2019. The increase was mainly driven by the growth in the revenues generated from both the provision of LDT services and the sale of IVD products.

  • Revenue generated from the provision of LDT services increased by 30.7% to RMB75.8 million (US$10.7 million) during the second quarter 2020 from RMB58.0 million in the same period of 2019. LDT diagnostic tests sold in the second quarter 2020 totaled approximately 6,700 units, representing an increase of 15% compared to the number of LDT diagnostic tests sold in the same period of 2019. The average selling price also increased, attributable to a shift to higher value products such as Genetron Health’s Onco PanScan™.

  • Revenue generated from sale of IVD (In-vitro diagnostic) products increased by 381.4% to RMB18.1 million (US$2.6 million) in the second quarter 2020 from RMB3.8 million in the second quarter 2019. The increase was mainly driven by the increase in the number of assays and sequencing platforms sold in the second quarter 2020, notably the Genetron S5 instrument and Lung 8 Assay.

Revenue generated from development services decreased by 27.3% to RMB7.8 million (US$1.1 million) in the second quarter 2020, from RMB10.8 million in the same period of 2019. The change mainly resulted from the decrease in sequencing services, reflecting the adjustment of the Company’s business strategy towards biopharmaceutical services as reflected in the increased revenue from biopharmaceutical services recorded in the second quarter 2020.

Despite higher revenue, cost of revenue remained relatively stable at RMB37.5 million (US$5.3 million) for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to RMB37.8 million in the same period of 2019.

Gross profit increased by 85.3% to RMB64.2 million (US$9.1 million) in the second quarter 2020 from RMB34.7 million in the same period of 2019. Gross margin increased to 63.1% for the second quarter of 2020, compared to 47.8% in the same period of 2019. The change was mainly attributable to the improved scale, operational optimization, and better product mix.

Operating expenses increased by 15.6% to RMB117.4 million (US$16.6 million) for the three months ended June 30, 2020, from RMB101.5 million in the same period of 2019.

Selling expenses decreased by 7.1% to RMB60.6 million (US$8.6 million) in the second quarter 2020 from RMB65.2 million in the same period of 2019. Selling expenses as a percentage of revenues decreased to 59.6% in the second quarter 2020 from 90.0% in the same period of 2019. These decreases were primarily due to improvement in sales productivity, and limited travel and marketing activities amid the COVID-19 impact.

Administrative expenses increased by 0.2% to RMB27.9 million (US$4.0 million) in the second quarter 2020 from RMB27.8 million in the same period of 2019. Administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues decreased to 27.4% in the second quarter 2020 from 38.4% in the second quarter 2019, reflecting the benefit of improved operational scale.

Research and development expenses increased by 55.7% to RMB29.8 million (US$4.2 million) in the second quarter 2020 from RMB19.2 million in the same period of 2019. The increase was driven by continued innovation efforts inclusive of development of new products and technologies. Research and development expenses as a percentage of revenues increased to 29.3% in the second quarter of 2020 from 26.4% in the same period of 2019.

Other income-net was RMB1.3 million (US$0.2 million) in the second quarter of 2020, decreased from RMB10.5 million in the same period of 2019. The decrease was mainly due to reduced government subsidies.

As a result of the above, operating loss decreased by 20.6% to RMB53.1 million (US$7.5 million) for the three months ended June 30, 2020, from RMB66.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

The Company recorded RMB2,778.6 million (US$393.3 million) and RMB67.8 million in fair value loss of financial instruments with preferred rights for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The fair value loss of financial instruments with preferred rights was primarily attributable to the change in the fair value of preferred shares. Preferred shares were attached with certain key preferred rights, including anti-dilution rights, liquidation preference and redemption rights. With the significant increase of valuation immediately prior to the IPO during the second quarter of 2020, the fair value loss of financial instruments with preferred rights recorded in the same quarter increased significantly. At the completion of the IPO, all preferred shares were converted to ordinary shares. As a result, in compliance with IFRS, the carrying value of the financial instruments with preferred rights under non-current liabilities was derecognized and the same amount was recorded into total shareholders’ equity. In the future, the fair value loss of financial instruments will no longer reoccur.

Net loss for the period was RMB2,832.4 million (US$400.9 million) for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to RMB135.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Non-IFRS net loss for the period, defined as net loss for the period excluding share-based compensation expenses, fair value change and other loss of financial instruments with preferred rights, was RMB43.9 million (US$6.2 million) for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to RMB58.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Basic net loss per ordinary share was RMB17.04 (US$2.41) for the second quarter of 2020, compared with a basic net loss per ordinary share of RMB1.09 for the same period of 2019. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, fair value change of financial instruments with preferred rights and other loss of financial instruments with preferred rights, non-IFRS basic net loss per ordinary share was RMB0.26 (US$0.04) for the second quarter of 2020, compared with non-IFRS basic net loss per ordinary share of RMB0.47 for the same period of 2019. Diluted net loss per ordinary share is equivalent to basic net loss per ordinary share. Each ADS represents of five ordinary shares, par value US$0.00002 per share.

Cash, cash equivalents and financial assets at fair value were RMB1,891.3 million (US$267.7 million) as of June 30, 2020. In June 2020, Genetron Health completed its IPO and raised approximately US$235.0 million of net proceeds after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable.

Conference Call
A conference call and webcast to discuss the results will be held at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on August 6, 2020 (or at 8:30 pm Beijing Time on August 6, 2020). Interested parties may listen to the conference call by dialing numbers below:

United States:

+1 845-675-0437

China Domestic:

400-620-8038

Hong Kong:

+852-3018-6771

International:

+65-6713-5090

Conference ID:

1969177

Participants are encouraged to dial into the call at least 15 minutes in advance due to high call volumes.

The replay will be accessible through September 6, 2020, by dialing the following numbers:

United States:

+1-646-254-3697

International:

+61-2-8199-0299

Conference ID:

1969177

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available on the "News and Events" page of the Investors section of the Company's website. A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the event. For more information, please visit ir.genetronhealth.com.

About Genetron Holdings Limited
Genetron Holdings Limited (“Genetron Health” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: GTH) is a leading precision oncology platform company in China that specializes in cancer molecular profiling and harnesses advanced technologies in molecular biology and data science to transform cancer treatment. The Company has developed a comprehensive oncology portfolio that covers the entire spectrum of cancer management, addressing needs and challenges from early screening, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, as well as continuous disease monitoring and care. Genetron Health also partners with global biopharmaceutical companies and offers customized services and products. For more information, please visit ir.genetronhealth.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

Exchange Rate Information
All translations made in the financial statements or elsewhere in this press release made from RMB into United States dollars (“US$”) are solely for convenience and calculated at the rate of US$1.00=RMB7.0651, representing the exchange rate as of June 30, 2020, set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled into US$ at that rate, or at any other rate, on June 30, 2020.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures
The Company uses non-IFRS net loss and non-IFRS net loss per ordinary share for the year/period, which are non-IFRS financial measures, in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. The Company believes that non-IFRS net loss and non-IFRS net loss per ordinary share help identify underlying trends in the Company's business that could otherwise be distorted by the effect of certain expenses that the Company includes in its loss for the year/period. The Company believes that non-IFRS net loss and non-IFRS net loss per ordinary share for the year/period provide useful information about its results of operations, enhances the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects and allows for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by its management in its financial and operational decision-making.

Non-IFRS net loss and non-IFRS net loss per ordinary share for the year/period should not be considered in isolation or construed as an alternative to operating profit, net loss for the year/period or any other measure of performance or as an indicator of its operating performance. Investors are encouraged to review non-IFRS net loss and non-IFRS net loss per ordinary share for the year/period and the reconciliation to its most directly comparable IFRS measures. Non-IFRS net loss and non-IFRS net loss per ordinary share for the year/period presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures to the Company's data. The Company encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

Non-IFRS net loss and non-IFRS net loss per ordinary share for the year/period represent net loss for the year/period excluding share-based compensation expenses, fair value change of financial instruments with preferred rights and other loss of financial instruments with preferred rights (if applicable).

Please see the “Unaudited Non-IFRS Financial Measure” included in this press release for a full reconciliation of non-IFRS net loss for the year/period to net loss for the year/period and non-IFRS net loss per ordinary share for the year/period to net loss per ordinary share for the year/period.

Investor Relations Contact
US:
Hoki Luk
Head of Investor Relations
Email: hoki.luk@genetronhealth.com
Phone: +1 (408) 891-9255

Stephanie Carrington
Westwicke, an ICR Company
Email: Stephanie.Carrington@westwicke.com
Office: +1 (646) 277-1282

Asia:
Bill Zima
ICR, Inc.
Email: bill.zima@icrinc.com
ir@genetronhealth.com

Media Relations Contact
Edmond Lococo
ICR
Edmond.Lococo@icrinc.com
Mobile: +86 138-1079-1408
pr@genetronhealth.com


GENETRON HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF LOSS

For the three months ended

For the six months ended

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2020

RMB’000

RMB’000

US$’000

RMB’000

RMB’000

US$’000

Revenue

72,490

101,735

14,400

139,141

178,578

25,276

Cost of revenue

(37,832

)

(37,512

)

(5,309

)

(75,917

)

(72,117

)

(10,207

)

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Gross profit

34,658

64,223

9,091

63,224

106,461

15,069

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Selling expenses

(65,248

)

(60,618

)

(8,580

)

(118,833

)

(114,442

)

(16,198

)

Administrative expenses

(27,848

)

(27,906

)

(3,950

)

(55,055

)

(49,529

)

(7,010

)

Research and
development expenses

(19,168

)

(29,845

)

(4,224

)

(38,584

)

(57,474

)

(8,135

)

Net impairment losses on
financial and contract assets

244

(267

)

(38

)

(405

)

(990

)

(140

)

Other income/(loss) - net

10,471

1,270

180

11,554

(4,332

)

(613

)

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Operating expenses

(101,549

)

(117,366

)

(16,612

)

(201,323

)

(226,767

)

(32,096

)

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───────

───────

───────

───────

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Operating loss

(66,891

)

(53,143

)

(7,521

)

(138,099

)

(120,306

)

(17,027

)

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Finance income

84

198

28

412

228

32

Finance costs

(1,068

)

(827

)

(117

)

(1,469

)

(4,375

)

(619

)

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Finance costs - net

(984

)

(629

)

(89

)

(1,057

)

(4,147

)

(587

)

Fair value loss of financial
instruments with preferred
rights

(67,813

)

(2,778,591

)

(393,284

)

(128,007

)

(2,823,370

)

(399,622

)

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───────

───────

───────

───────

───────

Loss before income tax

(135,688

)

(2,832,363

)

(400,894

)

(267,163

)

(2,947,823

)

(417,236

)

Income tax expense

-

-

-

-

-

-

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───────

───────

───────

───────

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Loss for the period

(135,688

)

(2,832,363

)

(400,894

)

(267,163

)

(2,947,823

)

(417,236

)

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Loss attributable to:

Owners of the Company

(135,688

)

(2,832,363

)

(400,894

)

(267,163

)

(2,947,823

)

(417,236

)

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Loss per share

RMB

RMB

USD

RMB

RMB

USD

-Basic and diluted

(1.09

)

(17.04

)

(2.41

)

(2.18

)

(20.25

)

(2.87

)

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Loss per ADS

-Basic and diluted

(85.22

)

(12.06

)

(101.23

)

(14.33

)

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Shares used in loss per
ordinary share
computation:

-Basic and diluted

124,268,051

166,179,400

166,179,400

122,767,748

145,604,263

145,604,263

ADS used in loss per
ADS computation:

-Basic and diluted

33,235,880

33,235,880

29,120,853

29,120,853



GENETRON HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED NON-IFRS FINANCIAL
MEASURES

For the three months ended,

For the six months ended,

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2020

RMB’000

RMB’000

US$’000

RMB’000

RMB’000

US$’000

Loss for the period

(135,688

)

(2,832,363

)

(400,894

)

(267,163

)

(2,947,823

)

(417,236

)

Adjustments:

Share-based
compensation

9,124

9,903

1,402

20,739

14,954

2,117

Fair value loss of
financial instruments
with preferred rights

67,813

2,778,591

393,284

128,007

2,823,370

399,622

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───────

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Non-IFRS Net Loss

(58,751

)

(43,869

)

(6,208

)

(118,417

)

(109,499

)

(15,497

)

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Attributable to:

Owners of the Company

(58,751

)

(43,869

)

(6,208

)

(118,417

)

(109,499

)

(15,497

)

Non-IFRS loss per share

RMB

RMB

USD

RMB

RMB

USD

-Basic and diluted

(0.47

)

(0.26

)

(0.04

)

(0.96

)

(0.75

)

(0.11

)

Non-IFRS loss per
ADS(5 ordinary shares
equal to 1 ADS)

-Basic and diluted

(1.32

)

(0.19

)

(3.76

)

(0.53

)

Shares used in non-IFRS
loss per ordinary share
computation:

-Basic and diluted

124,268,051

166,179,400

166,179,400

122,767,748

145,604,263

145,604,263

ADS used in non-IFRS
loss per ADS
computation:

-Basic and diluted

33,235,880

33,235,880

29,120,853

29,120,853



GENETRON HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED REVENUE AND SEGMENT
INFORMATION

Diagnosis and
monitoring

Diagnosis and
monitoring

Development
services

Total

- provision of LDT
services

- sale of IVD
products

RMB’000

RMB’000

RMB’000

RMB’000

Three months ended June 30, 2019

Revenue

57,967

3,769

10,754

72,490

Segment profit/(loss)

36,499

1,344

(3,185

)

34,658

Three months ended June 30, 2020

Revenue

75,772

18,145

7,818

101,735

Segment profit

53,094

10,040

1,089

64,223

Six months ended June 30, 2019

Revenue

108,743

4,944

25,454

139,141

Segment profit/(loss)

66,928

1,869

(5,573

)

63,224

Six months ended June 30, 2020

Revenue

123,348

37,358

17,872

178,578

Segment profit/(loss)

81,749

25,388

(676

)

106,461



GENETRON HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

As at December 31, 2019

As at June 30, 2020

RMB’000

RMB’000

US$’000

ASSETS

Non-current assets

Property, plant and equipment

83,013

75,397

10,672

Right-of-use assets

43,182

37,140

5,257

Intangible assets

5,482

6,604

935

Prepayments

12,679

9,841

1,393

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────────

────────

Total non-current assets

144,356

128,982

18,257

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────────

────────

Current assets

Inventories

17,896

18,192

2,575

Contract assets

1,020

886

125

Other current assets

43,711

39,698

5,619

Trade receivables

83,757

98,640

13,962

Other receivables and prepayments

19,526

14,843

2,100

Amounts due from related parties

1,064

827

117

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

122,224

47,722

6,755

Cash and cash equivalents

139,954

1,843,531

260,935

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────────

────────

Total current assets

429,152

2,064,339

292,188

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────────

────────

Total assets

573,508

2,193,321

310,445

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As at December 31, 2019

As at June 30, 2020

RMB’000

RMB’000

US$’000

LIABILITIES

Non-current liabilities

Financial instruments with preferred rights

2,106,334

-

-

Borrowings

3,643

1,820

258

Lease liabilities

29,124

23,538

3,332

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────────

────────

Total non-current liabilities

2,139,101

25,358

3,590

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────────

────────

Current liabilities

Trade payables

49,955

37,940

5,369

Contract liabilities

18,189

5,619

795

Other payables and accruals

109,683

101,282

14,337

Amounts due to related parties

34

34

5

Borrowings

19,514

49,176

6,960

Lease liabilities

15,363

18,188

2,574

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────────

────────

Total current liabilities

212,738

212,239

30,040

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────────

────────

Total liabilities

2,351,839

237,597

33,630

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────────

────────

Net (liabilities)/assets

(1,778,331

)

1,955,724

276,815

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SHAREHOLDERS’ (DEFICIT)/EQUITY

(Deficit)/equity attributable to owners of the Company

Share capital

17

59

8

Share premium

-

6,657,562

942,317

Treasury shares

(3,578

)

(2,374

)

(336

)

Other reserves

69,207

92,277

13,061

Accumulated losses

(1,843,977

)

(4,791,800

)

(678,235

)

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────────

────────

Total shareholders’ (deficit)/equity

(1,778,331

)

1,955,724

276,815

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