- Company confirms full year sales and profit guidance, expects strong second half
- Company to host conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on August 1, 2013
East Rutherford, NJ – Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM, “Cambrex”) reports results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
- Second quarter sales decreased to $61.6 million from $77.1 million in the second quarter of 2012.
- Second quarter EBITDA decreased to $11.4 million compared to $19.2 million in the second quarter of 2012 (see table at the end of this release).
- Debt, net of cash was $67.5 million at the end of the second quarter, an increase of $26.3 million during the quarter.
- 2013 full year sales and EBITDA guidance confirmed (see Financial Expectations section).
“The first half of 2013 compared unfavorably to the same period last year given the exceptional results in the first half of last year. We expect a considerably stronger second half of 2013, and remain on track to achieve our full year guidance for both sales and EBITDA,” commented Steven M. Klosk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambrex. “We are very pleased with the performance of our new large scale GMP manufacturing facility in Charles City, Iowa and the progress we are making on producing commercial launch quantities of our customer’s exciting new therapeutic. We recently signed an agreement for a new late stage clinical project and received verbal approval for a second from another customer, indicating continued strong custom development demand.”
Second Quarter 2013 Operating Results – Continuing Operations
Sales of $61.6 million were 20.1% lower compared to the same period last year, including the favorable impact of foreign exchange of 1.4%. This decrease was primarily due to lower sales of controlled substances and generic APIs.
Gross margins decreased to 31.2% from 36.9% compared to the same period last year. This decrease was primarily due to unfavorable product mix. Foreign exchange negatively impacted gross margins 0.5% in the second quarter of 2013.
Selling, general and administrative expenses were $10.6 million compared to $12.0 million in the same period last year. The decrease was mainly due to lower personnel expenses.
Research and development expenses were $2.8 million compared to $2.6 million in the same period last year.
Operating profit decreased to $5.9 million from $13.9 million in the same period last year. The decrease in operating profit was primarily the result of lower gross profit partially offset by lower SG&A expenses. EBITDA was $11.4 million compared to $19.2 million in the same period last year.
Net interest expense was $0.5 million compared to $0.7 million in the same period last year. This decrease was primarily a result of higher capitalized interest as a result of multiple large capital projects as well as lower average debt.
Equity in losses of partially-owned affiliates was $0.7 million compared to $0.4 million in the same period last year. The Company’s portion of Zenara’s loss for the second quarters of 2013 and 2012 was $0.5 million and $0.4 million, respectively. These amounts include amortization expense of $0.2 million for the second quarters of 2013 and 2012.
The provision for income taxes in the second quarter of 2013 totaled $1.5 million and resulted in an effective tax rate of 32.8%.
Income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2013 was $3.1 million or $0.10 per share compared to $9.9 million or $0.33 per share in the same period last year.
Capital expenditures and depreciation for the second quarter of 2013 were $13.1 million and $5.5 million, respectively, compared to $4.3 million and $5.3 million in the same period last year, respectively. The increase in capital expenditures in the quarter was primarily driven by expansion of the Company’s large-scale manufacturing capacity to support expected growth in demand for products requiring these assets.
Financial Expectations – Continuing Operations
The Company continues to expect that full year 2013 sales, excluding the impact of foreign currency, will increase between 8% and 12% over 2012, and that full year 2013 adjusted EBITDA will be between $62 and $68 million, an increase of 8% to 18% over 2012. While the Company does not expect to pay cash taxes in the U.S. for the next few years, the Company is recording tax expense on U.S. income for the first time in several years beginning in 2013. The Company estimates that its 2013 consolidated effective tax rate will be between 32% and 36%, which reduces the previous estimate of 38% at the high end of the range. The tax rate will be sensitive to the geographic mix of income and quarterly effective tax rates may be volatile.
Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $36 to $40 million and depreciation is expected to be $22 to $24 million in 2013.
These financial expectations are for continuing operations and exclude the impact of any potential M&A, restructuring activities and outcomes of tax disputes, and do not reflect the Company’s stake in Zenara, which is accounted for using the equity method.
The financial information contained in this press release is unaudited, subject to revision and should not be considered final until the Company’s second quarter 2013 Form 10-Q is filed with the SEC.
Conference Call and Webcast
A conference call to discuss the Company’s second quarter 2013 results will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, August 1, 2013 and last approximately 45 minutes. Those wishing to participate should call 1-888-523-1225 for domestic and +719-325-2362 for international. Please use the pass code 9218097 and call approximately 10 minutes prior to start time. A webcast will be available on the Investors section on the Cambrex website. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, August 8, 2013 by calling 1-888-203-1112 for domestic and +1-719-457-0820 for international. Please use the pass code 9218097 to access the replay.
Forward Looking Statements
This document contains “forward-looking statements,” including statements regarding expected performance, especially those set forth under the heading “Financial Expectations – Continuing Operations,” including the Company’s expectation that the second half of 2013 will be considerably better than the first half of the year, including that full year 2013 sales, excluding the impact of foreign currency, will increase between 8% and 12% versus 2012, that full year 2013 adjusted EBITDA will be between $62 and $68 million, that capital expenditures will be approximately $36 to $40 million and that depreciation will be $22 to $24 million in 2013. These and other forward looking statements may be identified by the fact that they use words such as “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, 2012, captioned “Risk Factors,” or otherwise described in the Company’s filings with the SEC, as well as any cautionary language in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2012, 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, government legislation and regulations (particularly environmental issues), tax rate, interest rate, technology, manufacturing and legal issues, including the outcome of outstanding litigation disclosed in the Company’s public filings, changes in foreign exchange rates, uncollectible receivables, loss on disposition of assets, cancellations or delays in renewal of contracts, lack of suitable raw materials or packaging 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 Company’s ability to move forward on the new verbally-approved late stage project on the anticipated schedule and terms, as well as risks relating to a Phase 3 supply agreement signed during 2012 including that the Company will expend significant resources to expand its manufacturing facilities without any assurance that the new agreement will generate any revenue beyond revenue that would be earned under termination provisions within the agreement, that the customer’s product candidate will be successful in Phase 3 trials or obtain the necessary regulatory approvals to commercialize the product candidate, that the customer’s Phase 3 program will not be terminated early, that anticipated quantities will not be meaningfully reduced, that the planned Phase 3 and pre-launch activities will proceed on the timeline anticipated, if at all, and that the progress we are making on producing commercial launch quantities of our customer’s new therapeutic will continue on the anticipated timeline, which will require, among other variables, that our new large scale GMP manufacturing facility in Charles City, Iowa continues to ramp up and produce as anticipated.
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, 2012, 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 our 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 is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company defines as operating profit plus depreciation and amortization expense. Other companies may have a different definition of EBITDA and, therefore, EBITDA may not be comparable with non-GAAP financial measures provided by other companies. EBITDA should not be considered an alternative 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 as one of several metrics to assess and analyze its operational results and trends. Cambrex also believes it is useful to investors because it is a common operating performance metric as well as a metric routinely used to assess potential enterprise value. Cambrex has provided a reconciliation from U.S. GAAP amounts to non-GAAP amounts at the end of this press release.