Myriad Genetics Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Myriad Genetics Inc. has a market cap of $2.32 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.08 with a P/E ratio of 18.6 and P/S ratio of 7.1. MYGN is in the portfolios of Stanley Druckenmiller of Duquesne Capital Management, LLC, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC, Jeremy Grantham of GMO LLC.
Highlight of Business Operations: To date we have launched eight commercial molecular diagnostic products, including four predictive medicine, three personalized medicine products, and one prognostic medicine product. We market these products through our own 300-person sales force in the United States and we have entered into marketing collaborations with other organizations in selected foreign countries for some of our molecular diagnostic products. Molecular diagnostic revenue was $90.8 million and $268.7 million for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2010, an increase of 5% and 12% over revenues of $86.5 million and $240.4 million for the same periods in the prior year. We launched our first molecular diagnostic product, BRACAnalysis®, in November 1996, and sales of BRACAnalysis account for most of our molecular diagnostic revenues.
We incurred research and development expenses from continuing operations of $5.9 million and $16.6 million for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2010, compared to $4.5 million and $13.5 million for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2009. Our research and development expenses include costs incurred in maintaining and improving our eight current molecular diagnostic products and costs incurred for the discovery, development and validation of our pipeline of molecular diagnostic product candidates. Our sales and marketing expenses and general and administrative expenses include costs associated with building our molecular diagnostic business. We expect that these costs will fluctuate from quarter to quarter and that such fluctuations may be substantial.
For the three and nine months ended March 31, 2010, we had net income of $33.3 million and $99.1 million compared to $25.3 million and $61.0 million for three and nine months ended March 31, 2009. As of March 31, 2010, we had an accumulated deficit of $20.9 million.
Interest income for the nine months ended March 31, 2010 was $4.7 million, compared to $9.8 million for the same nine months in 2009, a decrease of 52%. The decrease was due primarily to lower interest rates during the period and the contribution of approximately $188 million in cash and marketable securities to MPI on June 30, 2009. Other income for the nine months ended March 31, 2010 was $0.1 million, compared to other expense of $2.0 million for the same nine months in 2009. The decrease was due to an other-than-temporary impairment in 2008 on marketable investment securities from our holding of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (Lehman) bonds. Due to Lehmans bankruptcy filing in 2008 we determined that our investment in certain Lehman bonds was impaired.
Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable investment securities increased $119.0 million, or 30%, from $392.2 million at June 30, 2009 to $511.2 million at March 31, 2010. This increase is primarily attributable to cash generated from sales of our molecular diagnostic products. This increase was partially offset by expenditures for our internal research and development programs, purchase of capital assets, sales and marketing expense for our molecular diagnostic products, and other expenditures incurred in the ordinary course of business.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $108.6 million during the nine months ended March 31, 2010, compared to $45.1 million provided by operating activities during the same nine months in 2009. Trade accounts receivable increased $17.2 million (excluding bad debt write-offs/reserves) between June 30, 2009 and March 31, 2010, primarily due to increases in molecular diagnostic sales. Prepaid expenses decreased $1.1 million due to utilization of previously paid sales and marketing efforts associated with our midwest and southern DTC campaigns. Accrued liabilities and accounts payable decreased by $7.2 million and $2.8 million, respectively, between June 30, 2009 and March 31, 2010, primarily due to payments made of accounts payable related to our discontinued operations following the spin-off of our former research and drug development businesses to MPI on June 30, 2009.
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