Oxford Immunotec Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

  • Closed transformative deal to sell U.S. laboratory services business to Quest Diagnostics
  • T-SPOT ® .TB tests sold in the third quarter exceeded one million tests for the first time
  • Significant improvement in GAAP net loss; first quarter of positive non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA

OXFORD, United Kingdom and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq: OXFD), a global, high-growth diagnostics company, today announced third quarter 2018 financial results.

 “We are very pleased with the continued strong growth in our TB business, as well as the Company’s continued progress on profitability metrics,” said Dr. Peter Wrighton-Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Immunotec. “The Quest transaction is a transformative event for the Company that well positions us for greater commercial and financial success”.

By revenue type, total revenues were, in millions:

  Three Months Ended September 30,  
    2018     2017   Percent Change  
Product $    15.1   $    13.4   12 %
Service      1.0        1.6   -40 %
Total Revenue $    16.1   $    15.0   7 %

By geography, total revenues were, in millions:

  Three Months Ended September 30,
          Percent  Change
    2018     2017   As Reported   Constant
United States $   2.9   $    3.4   -15 %   -15 %
Europe & ROW   2.3       2.2   3 %   4 %
Asia     10.9       9.4   16 %   18 %
Total Revenue $   16.1   $   15.0   7 %   8 %

 (a) Changes in revenue include the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. We use the non-GAAP financial measure "constant currency basis" in our filings to show changes in our revenue without giving effect to period-to-period currency fluctuations. We consider the use of a period over period revenue comparison on a constant currency basis to be helpful to investors, as it provides a revenue growth measure free of positive or negative volatility due to currency fluctuations.

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2018 was $16.1 million, representing a 7% increase from third quarter 2017 revenue of $15.0 million. On a constant currency basis, revenue growth was 8% versus the prior year period.

2018 third quarter product revenue was $15.1 million, representing a 12% increase from product revenue of $13.4 million in the third quarter of 2017. Service revenue for the third quarter of 2018 was $1.0 million, down 40% from 2017 third quarter service revenue of $1.6 million. The decrease in service revenue was driven by an expected decline in blood donor screening revenue.

United States revenue was $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2018, representing a 15% decline from revenue of $3.4 million in the prior year period. Growth in our core tuberculosis business was offset by an expected decline in blood donor screening revenue.

Europe & ROW revenue was $2.3 million in the third quarter of 2018, representing a 3% increase compared to the third quarter of 2017. On a constant currency basis, Europe & ROW revenue increased 4% versus the third quarter of 2017.

Asia revenue was $10.9 million in the third quarter of 2018, representing an increase of 16% compared to 2017 third quarter revenue of $9.4 million. On a constant currency basis, Asia revenue increased 18% versus the third quarter of 2017.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2018 was $11.5 million, an increase of approximately $1.7 million from gross profit of $9.8 million in the same period of 2017. Gross margin was 71.5%, an increase of 650 basis points from gross margin of 65.0% in the third quarter of 2017.

Operating expenses were $16.5 million in the third quarter of 2018, a decrease of approximately $11.1 million compared to $27.6 million in the third quarter of 2017. Excluding one-time items, operating expenses for the third quarter of 2018 decreased approximately $900k compared to the third quarter of 2017.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2018 was $3.5 million, or $0.13 per share, compared to $16.8 million, or $0.70 per share, in the third quarter of 2017. Net loss per share was based on 26,033,550 and 24,123,574 weighted average ordinary shares outstanding for the third quarters of 2018 and 2017, respectively. 

EBITDA for the third quarter of 2018 was $(1.2) million compared to $(14.7) million in the third quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA was $2.3 million for the third quarter of 2018 compared to $(2.5) million in the same period in 2017. Both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures.

Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of Our U.S. Laboratory Services Business

On November 6, 2018, Quest Diagnostics completed its previously announced acquisition of our U.S. laboratory services business. The T-SPOT.TB tuberculosis and the Accutix tick-borne disease testing services are now part of Quest Diagnostics’ portfolio of innovative infectious disease testing services. As part of the transaction, we will sell T-SPOT.TB test kits and related accessories to Quest Diagnostics under the terms of a long-term supply agreement. In addition, the parties have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement to drive continued growth of T-SPOT.TB testing in the U.S.

The transaction represents a strategic business shift having a major effect on our operations and financial results. Accordingly, the assets and liabilities of this business have been classified as held for sale and the related operations reported in discontinued operations in our condensed consolidated financial statements for all periods presented.

Supplemental Financial Information

To assist investors in understanding third quarter results excluding the disposition of the U.S. laboratory services business, Oxford Immunotec has provided Unaudited Non-GAAP Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statement of Operations for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2018 as Exhibit 99.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K furnished on November 9, 2018.

Conference Call

Oxford Immunotec will host a conference call on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its third quarter 2018 financial results. The call will be concurrently webcast. To listen to the conference call on your telephone, please dial (855) 363-5047 for United States callers and +1 (484) 365-2897 for international callers and reference confirmation code 7673307 approximately ten minutes prior to start time. To access the live audio webcast or subsequent archived recording, visit the Investor Relations section of Oxford Immunotec's website at The replay will be available on the Company's website for approximately 60 days.

About Oxford Immunotec

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of underserved immune-regulated conditions. The Company's T-SPOT.TB test has been approved for sale in over 50 countries, including the United States, where it has received pre-market approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Europe, where it has obtained a CE mark, as well as Japan and China. The Company is headquartered near Oxford, U.K. and in Marlborough, MA.  Additional information can be found at

T-SPOT and the Oxford Immunotec logo are trademarks of Oxford Immunotec Ltd.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this release are forward-looking statements. This includes statements about Oxford Immunotec's anticipated plans, objectives, intentions, the anticipated benefits of the transaction, the effects of the transaction, including effects on future financial and operating results, prospects for sales of its products and other statements that are not historical facts. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Risks and uncertainties include, among others: the potential disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the transaction; the risk that Oxford Immunotec may fail to realize the expected benefits from the transaction; the risk that the announcement of the completion of the transaction could have adverse effects on the market price of Oxford Immunotec's ordinary shares; decisions by regulatory authorities, hospitals and other health care institutions, laboratories, physicians, patients and third party payers that could affect Oxford Immunotec's business and prospects; Oxford Immunotec’s exposure to potential litigation and contingent liabilities pursuant to the transaction; as well as Oxford Immunotec’s ability to expeditiously and successfully expand its sales and distribution networks. The risks included above are not exhaustive. Other factors that could adversely affect Oxford Immunotec's business and prospects are described under the "Risk Factors" section in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Oxford Immunotec's SEC filings are available for free by visiting the investor section of its website,, or the SEC's website,

Investors should give careful consideration to these risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations and assumptions and currently available data and are neither predictions nor guarantees of future events or performance. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained herein, which speak only as of the date of this release. Oxford Immunotec does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements after they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.


For Media and Investor Inquiries:
Karen Koski
VP, Strategy and Investor Relations
Oxford Immunotec
Tel: +1 (508) 556-1377

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC
Condensed consolidated statements of operations
    Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
(in thousands, except share and per share data)     2018       2017       2018       2017  
Product   $   15,095      $   13,419      $   40,236      $   37,713   
Service       955          1,592          4,150          4,411   
Total revenue       16,050          15,011          44,386          42,124   
Cost of revenue:                
Product       3,864          4,035          9,993          11,319   
Service       709          1,212          2,877          3,513   
Total cost of revenue       4,573          5,247          12,870          14,832   
Gross profit       11,477          9,764          31,516          27,292   
Operating expenses:                
Research and development       1,754          2,931          5,969          8,092   
Sales and marketing       6,432          7,257          20,655          22,175   
General and administrative       8,132          7,066          19,349          19,456   
Change in fair value of contingent purchase price consideration       —          (880 )       —          (3,475 )
Intangible assets impairment charge       —          11,064          —          11,064   
Settlement expense       212          196          1,979          9,831   
Total operating expenses       16,530          27,634          47,952          67,143   
Operating loss from continuing operations       (5,053 )       (17,870 )       (16,436 )       (39,851 )
Other expense:                
Interest expense, net        (673 )       (781 )       (2,011 )       (2,411 )
Foreign exchange losses       (52 )       (624 )       (306 )       (1,277 )
Other income (expense)       5          —          (242 )       (262 )
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes       (5,773 )       (19,275 )       (18,995 )       (43,801 )
Income tax expense from continuing operations        (485 )       (222 )       (1,182 )       2,189   
Loss from continuing operations       (6,258 )       (19,497 )       (20,177 )       (41,612 )
Discontinued operations:                
Income (loss) from discontinued operations before income taxes       2,774          2,650          (104 )       (73 )
Income tax expense       —          —          —          —   
 Income (loss) from discontinued operations       2,774          2,650          (104 )       (73 )
Net loss   $   (3,484 )   $   (16,847 )   $   (20,281 )   $   (41,685 )
Net loss from continuing operations per ordinary share—basic and diluted   $   (0.24 )   $   (0.81 )   $   (0.78 )   $   (1.80 )
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations per ordinary share—basic and diluted       0.11          0.11          0.00          0.00   
Net loss per ordinary share—basic and diluted   $   (0.13 )   $   (0.70 )   $   (0.78 )   $   (1.80 )

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC
Reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA (a)
    Three months ended September 30,   Nine months ended September 30,
(in thousands)     2018       2017       2018       2017  
Net loss   $   (3,484 )   $   (16,847 )   $   (20,281 )   $   (41,685 )
Income tax expense (benefit)       486          222          1,183          (2,189 )
Interest expense, net.       534          641          1,590          1,982   
Depreciation and amortization of intangible assets       1,167          1,122          3,410          3,115   
Accretion and amortization of loan fees       140          140          421          429   
EBITDA       (1,157 )       (14,722 )     (13,677 )       (38,348 )
Reconciling items:                
Share-based compensation expense       1,016          1,506          3,763          4,266   
Unrealized exchange (gains) losses       (234 )       333          (717 )       614   
Change in fair value of contingent purchase price consideration       —          (880 )       —          (3,475 )
Intangible assets impairment charges       —          11,064          —          11,064   
Settlement expense       211          196          1,979          9,831   
Transaction expenses       2,445          —          2,445          —   
Adjusted EBITDA   $   2,281      $   (2,503 )   $   (6,207 )   $   (16,048 )

(a) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures that we calculate as net loss, adjusted for the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters that we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations. We believe that these measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating our operating results in the same manner as our management and Board of Directors. Our presentation of these measures is not made in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and our computation of these measures may vary from others in the industry. Our use of these measures has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP.

The above table presents a reconciliation of net loss, the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure, to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for each of the periods indicated.

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC
Condensed consolidated balance sheets
  September 30,   December 31,
(in thousands, except share and per share data)     2018       2017  
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents   $   70,156      $   90,332   
Accounts receivable, net       7,080          6,021   
Inventory, net       6,114          7,137   
Prepaid expenses and other assets       2,957          2,711   
Current assets held for sale       31,899          14,281   
Total current assets       118,206          120,482   
Restricted cash, non-current       200          200   
Property and equipment, net       6,428         2,764  
Goodwill       2,483          2,483   
Other intangible assets, net       958          1,036   
Deferred tax asset       885         2,486   
Noncurrent assets held for sale       —         14,785   
Total assets   $   129,160     $   144,236  
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable   $   3,685      $   5,552   
Accrued liabilities       10,189          7,807   
Settlement liability       4,530          4,342   
Deferred income       31          36   
Current portion of loans payable       30,200          78   
Current liabilities held for sale       4,361          4,630   
Total current liabilities       52,996          22,445   
Long-term portion of loans payable       97          29,856   
Settlement liability       4,064          3,894   
Other liabilities       —         364   
Noncurrent liabilities held for sale       37         48   
Total liabilities       57,194          56,607   
Shareholders’ equity:      
Ordinary shares, £0.006705 nominal value; 36,183,293 shares authorized at
     September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, and 26,337,963 and
     25,661,634 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2018 and
     December 31, 2017, respectively
      276          269   
Additional paid-in capital       300,802          294,613   
Accumulated deficit       (221,822 )       (201,541 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss       (7,290 )       (5,712 )
Total shareholders’ equity       71,966          87,629   
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $   129,160      $   144,236   

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