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February 19, 2020

Invitae Reports $216.8 Million in Annual Revenue Driven by More Than 482,000 Samples in 2019

-- Increased annual revenue by approximately 47% and annual volume by nearly 60% year-over-year --
-- Issued 2020 guidance of more than 725,000 samples accessioned and more than $330 million in revenue, reflecting a more than 50% annual growth in both volume and revenue --
-- Hosting conference call and webcast today at 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific --

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA), a leading medical genetics company, today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019.

Invitae's (NVTA) mission is to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medical practice to improve the quality of healthcare for billions of people.  www.invitae.com (PRNewsFoto/Invitae Corporation)

"In 2019, we delivered another year of extraordinary growth, both in the U.S. and internationally. We expanded our customer base and saw strong re-order rates among new accounts. We also made it easier to access our testing, both through traditional payers and via unique partnership programs," said Sean George, co-founder and chief executive officer of Invitae. "We enter 2020 with momentum and a unique business model that we believe is well-positioned to deliver genetics-informed healthcare to patients. As we continue to scale our business, we are confident our approach and the investments we are making will further strengthen our ability to bring affordable, accessible genetic information to billions of people worldwide."

Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results

  • Increased test volume by nearly 60% year-over-year, driven by an expanding customer base with approximately 3,500 new accounts added to previous base of 4,900 and strong re-order rates of 80% across new accounts in 2019
    • Accessioned more than 482,000 samples in 2019, including approximately 148,000 samples in the fourth quarter
    • Reported approximately 469,000 billable reports in 2019, including 147,000 billable reports in the fourth quarter
  • Increased revenue by approximately 47% year-over-year
    • Generated revenue of $216.8 million in 2019, including $66.3 million in the fourth quarter
  • Decreased average cost per sample 7% year-over-year
    • Reported average cost per sample of $245 during 2019, and $248 in the fourth quarter
  • Improved gross profit by 46% year-over-year
    • Achieved gross profit of $98.7 million in 2019, including $29.6 million in the fourth quarter
  • Reported 46% gross margins in 2019, including 45% gross margins in the fourth quarter

Total operating expense, excluding cost of revenue, for the full year 2019 was $342.8 million compared to $190.2 million in 2018. Operating expense for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $108.6 million. Non-GAAP operating expense, which excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets and acquisition-related stock-based compensation and post-combination expense, was $293.6 million for the full year 2019 compared to $185.1 million in 2018, and $89.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.

For the full year 2019, net loss was $242.0 million, or a $2.66 net loss per share compared to a net loss of $129.4 million, or a $1.94 net loss per share, for the full year 2018. For the fourth quarter of 2019, Invitae reported a net loss of $76.9 million, or a $0.79 net loss per share, compared to a net loss of $29.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, or a $0.40 net loss per share.

At December 31, 2019, cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and marketable securities totaled $398.0 million. Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash was $39.4 million in 2019 and $315.6 million for the fourth quarter. Cash burn, including various financing and acquisition-related expenses,  was $278.3 million in 2019, including $75.5 million in the fourth quarter. The annual cash burn was approximately $153 million when various financing and acquisition-related expenses are excluded (such as $85.6 million cash paid to settle obligations under the 2018 Note Purchase Agreement (which includes $1.3 million of accrued interest on the third quarter 2019 quarterly interest payment) and $41 million in acquisition-related payments).

Looking ahead to 2020, Invitae has guided to more than 725,000 samples accessioned generating more than $330 million in revenue, reflecting a more than 50% annual growth rate in both volume and revenue.

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Investors are encouraged to review the non-GAAP reconciliations provided in the tables below.

Corporate & Scientific Highlights

Invitae's network of biopharma partnerships continued to grow throughout the year and now includes more than 80 agreements with more than 45 companies:

  • Invitae's first sponsored testing partnership program, Behind the Seizure®, expanded access to testing for pediatric epilepsy to children under eight who experience an unprovoked seizure. With eight partners now supporting the program, it has been shown that participants in the program were diagnosed one to two years sooner than historic averages.
  • Five Invitae Detect programs were launched in 2019, creating multi-partner programs that increase access to genetic testing in therapeutic areas where it is under-utilized. The company announced Amicus Therapeutics, Enzyvant and Orchard have joined as partners in the Detect Lysosomal Disorders program in January 2020.

Invitae enhanced its technologies and services and advanced medical research to deepen understanding of the use of genetics in clinical care:

  • Acquired three companies that are intended to further enhance Invitae's clinical variant interpretation capabilities, meaningfully reduce the cost of testing and provide superior customer workflows and patient support.
  • Presented and published clinical research demonstrating the frequency of actionable genetic variants in large patient populations and supporting the expansion of guidelines for patients with ovarian, breast, pancreatic, prostate and colorectal cancer.
  • Launched Invitae Discover, a clinical research platform that leverages biometric data available through Apple Watch to provide better understanding of the genetic causes of disease, with the first study in cardiovascular disease.

Invitae expanded access to its high-quality, in-depth medical genetic testing via insurers and health systems in the United States and internationally:

  • Supported the finalized National Coverage Determination (NCD) issued by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which allows for more flexible Medicare coverage for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).
  • Partnered with the University of Vermont Health Network on a population health testing program to offer proactive genetic screening as part of routine clinical care for patients in Vermont.
  • Announced in-network status with Cigna. Invitae is now in contract with all national commercial health plans and has approximately 295 million covered lives in network.
  • Named one of seven labs in UnitedHealthcare's (UHC) Preferred Lab Network (PLN), based on a rigorous quality and affordability review out of a broader network of more than 300 labs.
  • Launched Invitae's direct channel to make it easier for consumers to receive the same high-quality, affordable medical genetic testing from Invitae that experts use and trust.
  • Established plans to increase international presence with local laboratory and/or fulfillment infrastructure in five countries. Invitae served customers in more than 95 ex-U.S. countries, accounting for more than 10% of 2019 volume.

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 2782984. Following prepared remarks, management will respond to questions from investors and analysts, subject to time limitations.

The live webcast of the call and slide deck may be accessed by visiting the investors section of the company's website at ir.invitae.com. A replay of the webcast and conference call 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 a leading 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 and year ended December 31, 2019; the company's beliefs regarding estimated guidance for 2020 and future financial performance; the impact of the company's acquisitions, partnerships and product offerings; 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 and year ended December 31, 2019; the company's ability to continue to grow its business, including internationally; 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. 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 is providing several non-GAAP measures, including non-GAAP cost of revenue, non-GAAP operating expense, including non-GAAP research and development, non-GAAP selling and marketing and non-GAAP general and administrative, as well as non-GAAP net loss and net loss per share and non-GAAP cash burn. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similarly-titled measures presented by other companies. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in evaluating the company's ongoing operating results and trends.

Management is excluding from some or all of its non-GAAP operating results (1) amortization of acquired intangible assets, (2) acquisition-related stock-based compensation related to inducement grants, (3) post-combination expense related to the acceleration of equity grants in connection with business combinations, and (4) acquisition-related income tax benefits. These non-GAAP financial measures are limited in value because they exclude certain items that may have a material impact on the reported financial results. Management accounts for this limitation by analyzing results on a GAAP basis as well as a non-GAAP basis and also by providing GAAP measures in the company's public disclosures.

Cash burn excludes (1) changes in marketable securities other than investments made in privately held companies, (2) cash received from equity financings, (3) net cash received from proceeds from term debt or convertible senior notes, 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 the company's operating, investing and financing activities in the statements of cash flows in the consolidated financial statements in the company's 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 or decrease 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 non-GAAP cost of revenue, non-GAAP research and development, non-GAAP selling and marketing, non-GAAP general and administrative expense, non-GAAP operating expense, non-GAAP net loss and net loss per share, or cash burn or may calculate these metrics in a different manner than management or may use other financial measures to evaluate their performance, all of which could reduce the usefulness of these non-GAAP measures as comparative measures. Because of these limitations, the company's non-GAAP financial measures 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 non-GAAP reconciliations provided in the tables below.

INVITAE CORPORATION


Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



December 31,


2019


2018

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

151,389



$

112,158


Marketable securities

240,436



13,727


Accounts receivable

32,541



26,296


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

18,032



13,258


Total current assets

442,398



165,439


Property and equipment, net

37,747



27,886


Operating lease assets

36,640




Restricted cash

6,183



6,006


Intangible assets, net

125,175



30,469


Goodwill

126,777



50,095


Other assets

6,681



3,064


Total assets

$

781,601



$

282,959


Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

10,321



$

7,812


Accrued liabilities

64,814



26,563


Operating lease obligation

4,870




Finance lease obligation

1,855



1,937


Total current liabilities

81,860



36,312


Operating lease obligation, net of current portion

42,191




Finance lease obligation, net of current portion

1,155



1,375


Debt



74,477


Convertible senior notes, net

268,755




Other long-term liabilities

8,000



8,956


Total liabilities

401,961



121,120


Stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock




Common stock

10



8


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(9)



(5)


Additional paid-in capital

1,138,316



678,548


Accumulated deficit

(758,677)



(516,712)


Total stockholders' equity

379,640



161,839


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

781,601



$

282,959


 

INVITAE CORPORATION


Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2019


2018


2019


2018

Revenue:









Test revenue


$

65,050



$

44,546



$

212,473



$

144,560


Other revenue


1,235



810



4,351



3,139


Total revenue


66,285



45,356



216,824



147,699


Costs and operating expenses:









Cost of revenue


36,723



21,141



118,103



80,105


Research and development


51,279



16,570



141,526



63,496


Selling and marketing


34,575



19,206



122,237



74,428


General and administrative


22,744



14,343



79,070



52,227


Total costs and operating expenses


145,321



71,260



460,936



270,256


Loss from operations


(79,036)



(25,904)



(244,112)



(122,557)


Other expense, net


1,681



(4,634)



(3,891)



(2,568)


Interest expense


(5,350)



(2,103)



(12,412)



(7,030)


Net loss before taxes


(82,705)



(32,641)



(260,415)



(132,155)


Income tax benefit


(5,800)



(2,800)



(18,450)



(2,800)


Net loss


$

(76,905)



$

(29,841)



$

(241,965)



$

(129,355)


Net loss per share, basic and diluted


$

(0.79)



$

(0.40)



$

(2.66)



$

(1.94)


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


97,374



75,092



90,859



66,747


 

INVITAE CORPORATION


Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Year Ended December 31,


2019


2018


2017

Cash flows from operating activities:






Net loss

$

(241,965)



$

(129,355)



$

(123,380)


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

Depreciation and amortization

16,206



13,540



9,181


Stock-based compensation

75,948



20,850



19,221


Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

4,416






Impairment losses



2,925




Benefit from income taxes

(18,450)



(2,862)



(1,856)


Debt extinguishment costs

8,926



5,266




Other

1,095



1,168



2,214


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of businesses acquired:

Accounts receivable

(6,131)



(5,291)



(1,963)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(4,979)



(1,445)



(641)


Other assets

2,026



(163)



(185)


Accounts payable

1,558



(417)



(535)


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

16,297



3,564



(37)


Net cash used in operating activities

(145,053)



(92,220)



(97,981)


Cash flows from investing activities:






Purchases of marketable securities

(260,917)



(9,680)



(101,867)


Proceeds from sales of marketable securities



19,965




Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities

34,500



32,458



68,768


Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

(33,846)





2,821


Purchases of property and equipment

(20,047)



(5,970)



(6,675)


Other



(1,000)




Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(280,310)



35,773



(36,953)


Cash flows from financing activities:






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

204,024



112,441




Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net

9,470



17,511



74,619


Proceeds from issuance of convertible senior notes, net

339,900






Proceeds from issuance of debt, net



93,909



39,661


Payments of debt extinguishment costs

(10,638)



(4,609)




Loan payments

(75,000)



(60,000)



(30,457)


Finance lease principal payments

(2,075)



(2,100)



(2,952)


Other

(910)






Net cash provided by financing activities

464,771



157,152



80,871


Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

39,408



100,705



(54,063)


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

118,164



17,459



71,522


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

157,572



$

118,164



$

17,459


 

INVITAE CORPORATION


Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Cost of Revenue

(in thousands)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2019


2018


2019


2018

Cost of revenue


$

36,723



$

21,141



$

118,103



$

80,105


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


(2,038)





(4,435)




Non-GAAP cost of revenue


$

34,685



$

21,141



$

113,668



$

80,105




Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Research and Development Expense

(in thousands)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2019


2018


2019


2018

Research and development


$

51,279



$

16,570



$

141,526



$

63,496


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


(117)



(609)



(467)



(2,437)


Acquisition-related stock-based compensation


(17,907)





(39,106)




Non-GAAP research and development


$

33,255



$

15,961



$

101,953



$

61,059




Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Selling and Marketing Expense

(in thousands)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2019


2018


2019


2018

Selling and marketing


$

34,575



$

19,206



$

122,237



$

74,428


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


(675)



(619)



(2,699)



(2,496)


Non-GAAP selling and marketing


$

33,900



$

18,587



$

119,538



$

71,932




Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP General and Administrative Expense

(in thousands)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2019


2018


2019


2018

General and administrative


$

22,744



$

14,343



$

79,070



$

52,227


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


(29)



(29)



(114)



(114)


Acquisition-related post-combination expense


(640)





(6,798)




Non-GAAP general and administrative


$

22,075



$

14,314



$

72,158



$

52,113




Reconciliation of Operating Expense to Non-GAAP Operating Expense

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2019


2018


2019


2018

Research and development


$

51,279



$

16,570



$

141,526



$

63,496


Selling and marketing


34,575



19,206



122,237



74,428


General and administrative


22,744



14,343



79,070



52,227


Operating expense


108,598



50,119



342,833



190,151


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


(821)



(1,257)



(3,280)



(5,047)


Acquisition-related stock-based compensation


(17,907)





(39,106)




Acquisition-related post-combination expense


(640)





(6,798)




Non-GAAP operating expense


$

89,230



$

48,862



$

293,649



$

185,104




Reconciliation of Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Loss Per Share

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,



2019


2018


2019


2018

Net loss


$

(76,905)



$

(29,841)



$

(241,965)



$

(129,355)


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


2,859



1,257



7,715



5,047


Acquisition-related stock-based compensation


17,907





39,106




Acquisition-related post-combination expense


640





6,798




Acquisition-related income tax benefit


(5,800)



(2,800)



(18,450)



(2,800)


Non-GAAP net loss


$

(61,299)



$

(31,384)



$

(206,796)



$

(127,108)











Non-GAAP net loss per share, basic and diluted


$

(0.63)



$

(0.42)



$

(2.28)



$

(1.90)


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


97,374



75,092



90,859



66,747


 

INVITAE CORPORATION


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

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Year Ended


March 31,
2019


June 30,
2019


September 30,
2019


December 31,
2019


December 31,
2019

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(28,366)



$

(32,725)



$

(36,696)



$

(47,266)



$

(145,053)


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(17,545)



25,133



(17,200)



(270,698)



(280,310)


Net cash provided by financing activities

186,120



2,462



273,848



2,341



464,771


Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

140,209



(5,130)



219,952



(315,623)



39,408


Adjustments:










Purchases of investments

20,781







240,136



260,917


Maturities of investments

(6,000)



(28,000)



(500)





(34,500)


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

(184,490)





(19,534)





(204,024)


Proceeds from issuance of convertible senior notes, net





(339,900)





(339,900)


Proceeds from exercises of warrants

(88)



(25)



(58)



(10)



(181)


Cash burn

$

(29,588)



$

(33,155)



$

(140,040)



$

(75,497)



$

(278,280)












- Cash burn for the year ended December 31, 2019 includes $85.6 million of cash paid to settle our obligations under the 2018 Note Purchase Agreement (which includes $1.3 million of accrued interest on the third quarter 2019 quarterly interest payment) and $41 million paid in connection with acquisitions during 2019.

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

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