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May 07, 2019

Invitae Reports 47% Growth in Quarterly Revenue and Volume Year-Over-Year

-- On track to deliver more than 500,000 test samples and more than $220 million in revenue in 2019 --
-- Signed eight new biopharma partnerships in the quarter, expanding the breadth of the genome network --
-- Management hosting conference call and webcast today at 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific --

SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA), the leader in advanced medical genetics, today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Data supports the utility of genetic testing amongst broader patient populations

"We've seen another first quarter of foundational growth across all of our customer segments, with strong momentum putting us well on our way to exceed our 2019 guidance and in 2020 to serve more than one million patients with more than $500 million in revenue," said Sean George, co-founder and chief executive officer of Invitae. "Invitae is rapidly becoming the preferred provider of genetic information for clinicians and biopharma partners and increasingly the partner of choice for third party commercial payers seeking to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs. We intend to continue driving the transformation of the genetics industry as we further extend our leadership position in bringing genetics into mainstream medicine, improving patient outcomes and lowering costs for everyone."

First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

  • Accessioned more than 94,000 samples in the first quarter of 2019, representing a 47% increase over the more than 64,000 samples in the first quarter of 2018. Billable volume was approximately 87,000 in the first quarter of 2019
  • Generated revenue of $40.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, representing a 47% increase over the first quarter of 2018 revenue of $27.7 million
  • Reduced the average cost per sample to $226 in the first quarter of 2019, representing a 19% reduction from a $279 average cost per sample in the first quarter of 2018
  • Achieved gross profit of $19.3 million in the first quarter of 2019 which is double the $9.6 million gross profit in the first quarter of 2018

Total operating expenses, which exclude cost of revenue, for the first quarter of 2019 were $55.5 million compared to $46.1 million in the first quarter of 2018. For the first quarter of 2019, Invitae reported a net loss of $37.7 million, or a $0.47 loss per share, compared to a net loss of $36.1 million in the first quarter of 2018, or a $0.66 net loss per share.

In the first quarter of 2019, Invitae completed a public offering of common stock, resulting in gross proceeds of $196.7 million and net proceeds of $184.5 million.

As of March 31, 2019, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and marketable securities totaled $287.1 million. Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash for the quarter was $140.2 million, with cash burn for the quarter at $29.6 million.  

"We are committed to making the investments necessary to meet our 2020 goals," said Shelly Guyer, chief financial officer of Invitae. "To that end, we have capital totaling nearly $300 million, which we will invest in advancing the development of our total cancer care offering, accelerating the development and commercialization of our new direct channel for patients, and continuing to invest in further engineering capabilities to reduce costs, add content and enhance the quality of our offering overall."

Invitae's Corporate and Scientific Highlights

  • Announced the availability of non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) using maternal cell-free DNA, rounding out Invitae's comprehensive women's health genetic testing services
  • Named as one of seven labs in UnitedHealthcare's (UHC) Preferred Lab Network designed to make it easier for providers to choose from UHC's broader network of more than 300 labs, based on a rigorous quality review process
  • Presented various studies at The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting generated by researchers from Invitae
    • Shared data on the limitations of a direct-to-consumer strategy testing that detects only three of the thousands of genetic variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2 associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) risk, showing this strategy results in a clinical false negative rate of approximately 90% of those at risk for HBOC
    • Shared data from more than 113,000 patients that support broadening genetic testing guidelines to include patients with potentially actionable germline variants that are missed when clinicians adhere to current guidelines
  • Published data in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Invitae scientists in collaboration with researchers from the TME Breast Care Network showing that current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients miss as many patients with pathogenic variants as they find. The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) revised its genetic testing guidelines for hereditary breast cancer to include all patients with a personal history of breast cancer
  • Collaborated with investigators at Tulane Cancer Center on the largest study to date on the genetics of prostate cancer. The study, published in JAMA Oncology, found that guidelines for genetic testing of prostate cancer patients excluded a substantial number of patients with disease causing genetic variants from having genetic testing done and concluded that broader genetic testing of patients with prostate cancer is warranted
  • Extended Invitae's genome network by signing eight new biopharma partnership contracts since the beginning of the year
    • Expanded its Behind the Seizure program with BioMarin to include two additional partners, Stoke Therapeutics and Xenon Pharmaceuticals, to help speed the diagnosis of genetic epilepsy in children experiencing unprovoked seizures from birth up to age five
    • Partnered with Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical on a new testing program to offer sponsored genetic testing to accurately diagnose more patients suspected of having a genetic hypophosphatemia disorder, or provide confirmatory testing for those who have been clinically diagnosed with X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH)

Webcast and Conference Call Details
Management will host a conference call and webcast today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m.  Pacific to discuss financial results and recent developments. The dial-in numbers for the conference call are (866) 393-4306 for domestic callers and (734) 385-2616 for international callers, and the reservation number for both is 3435689. Following prepared remarks, management will respond to questions from investors and analysts, subject to time limitations. 

The live webcast of the call may be accessed by visiting the investors section of the company's website at ir.invitae.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and will be archived on the company's website.

About Invitae
Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA) is the leading advanced medical genetics company, whose mission is to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Invitae's goal is to aggregate the world's genetic tests into a single service with higher quality, faster turnaround time, and lower prices. For more information, visit the company's website at invitae.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the company's financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019; estimated guidance for 2019 and future financial performance; the timing and impact of the company's partnerships, product offerings and distribution channels; investment plans; and the company's beliefs regarding the growth of its business, its position and impact on the genetic testing industry, its success in executing on its mission and achieving its goals, and the benefits of genetic testing. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the actual results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019; the company's ability to continue to grow its business; the company's history of losses; the company's ability to compete; the company's failure to manage growth effectively; the company's need to scale its infrastructure in advance of demand for its tests and to increase demand for its tests; the risk that the company may not obtain or maintain sufficient levels of reimbursement for its tests; the company's failure to successfully integrate or fully realize the anticipated benefits of acquired businesses; the company's ability to use rapidly changing genetic data to interpret test results accurately and consistently; security breaches, loss of data and other disruptions; laws and regulations applicable to the company's business; and the other risks set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and Invitae Corporation disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement Invitae's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), the company monitors and considers cash burn, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. This non-GAAP financial measure is not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and is not necessarily comparable to similarly-titled measures presented by other companies. Cash burn excludes (1) changes in marketable securities other than investments made in privately held companies, (2) cash received from equity financings, including proceeds from a public offering of common stock in March 2019, (3) cash received from loan proceeds, and (4) cash received from exercises of warrants. Management believes cash burn is a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash consumed by the operations of the business. A limitation of using this non-GAAP measure is that cash burn does not represent the total change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash for the period because it excludes cash provided by or used for other operating, investing or financing activities. Management accounts for this limitation by providing information about its operating, investing and financing activities in the statements of cash flows in its consolidated financial statements in its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K and by presenting net cash provided by (used in) operating, investing and financing activities as well as the net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash in its reconciliation of cash burn. In addition, other companies, including companies in the same industry, may not use cash burn, may calculate cash burn in a different manner than management or may use other financial measures to evaluate their performance, all of which could reduce the usefulness of cash burn as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, cash burn should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash to cash burn provided in the table below.

INVITAE CORPORATION


Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



March 31,
2019


December 31,
2018

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

252,502



$

112,158


Marketable securities

28,714



13,727


Accounts receivable

23,700



26,296


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

16,569



13,258


Total current assets

321,485



165,439


Property and equipment, net

25,757



27,886


Operating lease assets

37,290




Restricted cash

5,871



6,006


Intangible assets, net

29,156



30,469


Goodwill

50,095



50,095


Other assets

6,845



3,064


Total assets

$

476,499



$

282,959


Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

9,867



$

7,812


Accrued liabilities

25,354



26,563


Operating lease obligations

4,419




Finance lease obligations

1,960



1,937


Total current liabilities

41,600



36,312


Operating lease obligations, net of current portion

42,634




Finance lease obligations, net of current portion

875



1,375


Debt

74,828



74,477


Other long-term liabilities

150



8,956


Total liabilities

160,087



121,120


Stockholders' equity:




Common stock

9



8


Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

8



(5)


Additional paid-in capital

870,784



678,548


Accumulated deficit

(554,389)



(516,712)


Total stockholders' equity

316,412



161,839


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

476,499



$

282,959


 

INVITAE CORPORATION


Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended
March 31,



2019


2018

Revenue:





Test revenue


$

39,619



$

27,053


Other revenue


934



618


Total revenue


40,553



27,671


Cost of revenue


21,254



18,076


Research and development


17,994



15,366


Selling and marketing


24,193



18,924


General and administrative


13,319



11,780


Loss from operations


(36,207)



(36,475)


Other income, net


638



1,647


Interest expense


(2,108)



(1,292)


Net loss


$

(37,677)



$

(36,120)


Net loss per share, basic and diluted


$

(0.47)



$

(0.66)


Shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted


79,369



54,382


 

INVITAE CORPORATION


Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2019


2018

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net loss

$

(37,677)



$

(36,120)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

3,286



3,433


Stock-based compensation

5,223



4,393


Remeasurements of liabilities associated with business combinations

(130)



1,093


Other

388



32


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

2,596



(224)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(3,365)



(1,156)


Other assets

1,019



(2,548)


Accounts payable

(307)



(1,574)


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

601



(231)


Net cash used in operating activities

(28,366)



(32,902)






Cash flows from investing activities:




Purchases of marketable securities

(20,781)



(225)


Proceeds from sales of marketable securities



19,965


Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities

6,000



2,078


Purchases of property and equipment

(2,764)



(1,871)


Net cash provided by (used in) in investing activities

(17,545)



19,947






Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from public offerings of common stock, net of issuance costs

184,490




Proceeds from issuance of common stock

2,107



191


Proceeds from debt financing



19,792


Finance lease principal payments

(477)



(638)


Net cash provided by financing activities

186,120



19,345






Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

140,209



6,390


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

118,164



17,459


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

258,373



$

23,849


 

INVITAE CORPORATION


Reconciliation of Net Increase in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash to Cash Burn

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2019


2018

Net cash used in operating activities

(28,366)



(32,902)


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(17,545)



19,947


Net cash provided by financing activities

186,120



19,345


Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

140,209



6,390






Adjustments:




Purchases of investments

20,781



225


Sales of investments



(19,965)


Maturities of investments

(6,000)



(2,078)


Purchases of investments in privately held companies



(225)


Proceeds from public offering of common stock, net of issuance costs

(184,490)




Net proceeds from issuance of debt



(19,792)


Proceeds from exercises of warrants

(88)



(191)


Cash burn

(29,588)



(35,636)


Contact:
Laura D'Angelo
ir@invitae.com
(628) 213-3369

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