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Heska Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-K)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: February 28, 2012 04:24PM

Heska Corp. (HSKA) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31. Heska Corp has a market cap of $49.2 million; its shares were traded at around $9.98 with a P/E ratio of 23.5 and P/S ratio of 0.7.



Highlight of Business Operations:

CCA segment revenue increased 3% to $57.5 million in 2011 compared to $55.7 million in 2010. Key factors in the increase were greater sales of our instrument consumables, our canine heartworm preventive and international sales of our canine heartworm diagnostic tests, somewhat offset by lower revenue from our hematology instruments and our chemistry instruments. CCA segment revenue decreased 16% to $55.7 million in 2010 compared to $66.4 million in 2009. The largest factor in this decline was lower sales of consumables for our handheld blood analysis instruments which declined by $9.3 million in 2010 compared to 2009, primarily due to the loss of supply following cancellation of the underlying contract by our supplier. Other factors in the decline were lower sales of our heartworm diagnostic tests internationally and lower sales of our IV pumps.

2011 Cost of revenue was $40.9 million, an increase of 1% compared to $40.7 million in 2010. Gross profit increased 18% to $29.2 million in 2011 from $24.8 million in 2010. Gross Margin, i.e. gross profit divided by total revenue, increased to 41.7% in 2011 from 37.9% in 2010. The largest factor was approximately $1.4 million in net costs for destroyed product, replacement product and related reserves in our OVP segment regarding regulatory issues with certain of our cattle vaccines which was recognized in 2010, but not 2011.

2010 Cost of revenue was $40.7 million, a decrease of 14% compared to $47.2 million in 2009. Gross profit decreased 13% to $24.8 million in 2010 from $28.5 million in 2009. Gross Margin, i.e. gross profit divided by total revenue, increased to 37.9% in 2010 from 37.6% in 2009. A key factor in the increase was product mix, where the overall sales shift was toward higher margin products. This was somewhat offset by approximately $1.4 million in net costs for destroyed product, replacement product and related reserves in our OVP segment regarding regulatory issues with certain of our cattle vaccines.

Selling and marketing expenses increased by 3% to $15.2 million in 2011 compared to $14.7 million in 2010. Greater recruiting and relocation costs related to the expansion of our sales force and increased spending related to product marketing programs were factors in the increase. Selling and marketing expenses increased by 1% to $14.7 million in 2010 compared to $14.5 million in 2009. Spending related to the full launch of our new blood gas analyzer in 2010 was a factor in the increase.

Net cash flows from operating activities provided cash of $4.9 million in 2011 as compared to $1.9 million in 2010. Key factors in the change were an improvement of $2.1 million in net income, a $1.1 million increase in cash provided by deferred tax expense, which is a non-cash charge, and a $573 thousand improvement in cash provided by accounts receivable, with the payment resulting from arbitration in the fourth quarter of 2011 as a key factor in this change. These were somewhat offset by $373 thousand greater cash used by accounts payable and accrued liabilities and other, related to the timing of payments, and $246 thousand in lower depreciation and amortization expense, primarily related to lower depreciation on instrument units available for customer rental. Net cash flows from operating activities provided cash of $1.9 million in 2010 as compared to providing cash of $8.6 million in 2009. The largest factor in the change was a $3.8 million decrease in cash provided from inventory as we did not lower our inventory level at year end 2010 compared to year end 2009 as much as in 2009 compared to 2008, and we had a greater non-cash transfer of inventory to property and equipment in 2010 as compared to 2009. Other major factors in the change were a $2.2 million decrease in cash provided by net income resulting from our operating performance and a $1.3 million decrease in cash provided by deferred tax benefit resulting from our lower level of profitability in 2010. This was somewhat offset by a $1.4 million decline in cash used by deferred revenue and other, primarily relating to lower contractual prepayments near year end and lower upfront payment amortization scheduled for 2010 versus 2009.

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