LAKE FOREST, CA – February 5, 2015 — Cryoport, Inc. (CYRX) today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2014.
Recent Operating Highlights
Record revenue results for fiscal third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2015
50% revenue growth for the first nine months of fiscal 2015 compared to the prior year period
Designated exclusive cryogenic logistics provider to Triangle Research Labs
Appointed Dr. Mark Sawicki as new Chief Commercial Officer to direct aggressive sales and marketing program
Added five experienced professionals to sales force to address life sciences’ increasing demand for cryogenic shipping
Added new strategic business development position
Appointed Richard J. Berman to Board of Directors
“The momentum in our business is undeniable as we report another quarter of strong revenue growth and gross margin expansion. Revenues for the third fiscal quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2015 were the highest in our company’s history,” stated Cryoport’s CEO, Jerrell Shelton.
“The global biotech and life sciences boom continues to drive demand for cryogenic shipments of biologic material. Innovations in immuno-oncology, gene therapy, CAR-T cell products and major advances in drug discovery and bio-manufacturing have made the use of advanced cryogenic logistics solutions an imperative for laboratories, clinics and Big Pharma. Cryoport supports the safe and secure transfer of biologic materials around the globe. This is why the three major air freight shipping companies in the world, collectively accounting for 85% market share, have chosen Cryoport as their cryogenic logistics provider of choice.”
Nine-Month Financial Results
Cryoport’s net revenues increased 50% to $2.7 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2014, as compared to $1.8 million for the same period last year. The increase was primarily driven by growth in overall demand within the Company’s existing client base and the addition of new clients using Cryoport Express® Solutions as compared to the same period in the prior year.
Gross margin for the nine months ended December 31, 2014 was 29% of net revenues, or $0.8 million, as compared to gross margin of 16% of net revenues, or $0.3 million, for the nine months ended December 31, 2014. The increase in gross margin illustrates the operating leverage in the business model as revenue continues to ramp.
Net loss decreased by 72% to $5.1 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2014, compared with a net loss of $18.1 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2013. The net loss for the fiscal year 2014 period included a debt conversion expense of $13.7 million.
Three-Month Financial Results
Net revenues increased 29% to $1.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014, as compared to $0.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013. The demand for cryogenic logistics solutions in the life sciences industry and an increase in the Company’s client base were the main contributors to the growth.
Gross margin for the three months ended December 31, 2014 was 24% of net revenues, as compared to 22% of net revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2013. The increase in gross margin was primarily due to the operating leverage in the Company resulting in improved economies of scale as revenues increased.
Net loss decreased by 24% to $1.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014, compared with a net loss of $1.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013.
Outlook for Fiscal Year 2016
The Company expects revenue for fiscal year 2016 to be between $10 million and $12 million.
“We know that all the ingredients are present for explosive growth for Cryoport. As government regulations on shipments of biomaterial become increasingly more stringent and prevalent, we expect the growth in demand we have been experiencing will accelerate. In the past two years, our addressable market has doubled in size and our pipeline is stronger than at any time in the company’s history. With an expanded sales force under the leadership of Dr. Mark Sawicki, our newly appointed Chief Commercial Officer, and through our partnerships with the world’s top three shipping companies, we have the ability to capitalize on our market leadership position and deliver exceptional value for our shareholders,” concluded Mr. Shelton.
The Company will host a conference call at 10:00AM ET on Thursday, February 5th to review its financial results and business outlook. Participants should call (888) 523-1225 (United States) or (719) 325-2215 (International) and request the Cryoport call or provide confirmation code: 6985389. A live audio webcast of the call will also be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.cryoport.com. Please allow 10 minutes prior to the call to visit this site to download and install any necessary audio software
An archive of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after completion of the live event and will be accessible on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.cryoport.com for a limited time. A dial-in replay of the call will also be available to those interested until February 12, 2015. To access the replay, dial (877) 870-5176 (United States) or (858) 384-5517 (International) and enter code: 6985389.
Further information on Cryoport’s results are included on the attached condensed consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations; further explanation of Cryoport’s financial performance is provided in Cryoport’s quarterly report for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 on Form 10-Q, which was filed with the SEC today. The full report is available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Relations section of Cryoport’s website at www.cryoport.com.
About Cryoport, Inc.
Cryoport is the premier provider of cryogenic logistics solutions to the life sciences industry through its purpose-built proprietary packaging, information technology and specialized cold chain logistics expertise. We provide leading edge logistics solutions for biologic materials such as immunotherapies, stem cells, CAR-T cells, and reproductive cells for clients worldwide including points-of-care, CRO’s, central laboratories, biopharmaceuticals, contract manufacturing, health centers and university research. Our packaging is built around our proprietary Cryoport Express® liquid nitrogen dry vapor shippers, which are validated to maintain a constant -150°C temperature for a 10 day dynamic shipment duration. Our information technology centers around our Cryoportal™ Logistics Management Platform, which facilitates management of the entire shipment process. Cryoport is the preferred cryogenic logistics solutions partner to the world’s largest shipping companies controlling more than 85% of the world’s air shipments. For more information, visit www.cryoport.com.
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Forward Looking Statements
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