Catalent, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results
SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 6, 2018--Catalent, Inc. (NYSE: CTLT), the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, which ended September 30, 2018. As a reminder, the Company adopted ASC 606, the new accounting standard concerning revenue from contracts with customers, as of July 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective method. The reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2018 reflect the application of the new standard, while the reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2017 were prepared under the guidance of the prior standard, ASC 605.
First quarter 2019 revenue of $551.8 million increased 1% as reported and 3% in constant currency from $543.9 million reported in the first quarter a year ago, primarily driven by the Catalent Indiana (formerly Cook Pharmica) and Juniper Pharmaceuticals acquisitions, partially offset by a reduction in revenue from comparator sourcing arrangements, due to the changes in revenue recognition mandated by ASC 606, pursuant to which we now record comparator sourcing arrangements on a net basis versus the former gross basis. Net revenue also decreased within our Softgel Technologies segment primarily due to decreased prescription product volume in North America and Europe and lower product participation revenue, and within our Oral Drug Delivery segment primarily due to decreased end-market demand within our commercial oral delivery solution platform.
First quarter 2019 net loss was $14.4 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $3.8 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the first quarter a year ago. First quarter 2019 EBITDA from operations of $67.6 million, as referenced in the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation provided later in this release, increased 4% from $65.2 million in the first quarter a year ago.
First quarter 2019 Adjusted EBITDA (see the non-GAAP reconciliation for a discussion of this metric) was $115.0 million, or 20.8% of revenue, compared to $90.9 million, or 16.7% of revenue, in the first quarter a year ago. This represents an increase of 27% as reported, and an increase of 28% on a constant-currency basis.
First quarter 2019 Adjusted Net Income (see the non-GAAP reconciliation) was $40.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to Adjusted Net Income of $27.1 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in the first quarter a year ago.
“Despite the challenging first quarter that was modestly below our internal expectations, I’m very pleased with the state of our development pipeline, which is stronger than ever before and provides us with opportunities to continue to deliver organic revenue growth aligned with our long-term outlook of 4 to 6 percent,” said John Chiminski, Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalent, Inc. “This was further enhanced by the Juniper Pharmaceuticals acquisition, which closed during the first quarter and provides both additional spray drying capability and a European early-stage formulation and development center of excellence. The integration of Juniper is well underway in accordance with expectations and already creating value for our customers and shareholders.”
First Quarter 2019 Segment Highlights
Revenue Highlights by Business Segment
Revenue from the Softgel Technologies segment was $199.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, a decrease of 9% as reported, or 6% in constant currency, compared to the first quarter a year ago. The constant-currency decline was primarily driven by a reduction in product participation revenue, volume declines for prescription products within North America and Europe, and the impact of the fiscal 2018 Asia Pacific divestitures; partially offset by strong demand for consumer health products across the softgel network.
Revenue from the Biologics and Specialty Drug Delivery segment was $154.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, an increase of 69% as reported and in constant currency, over the first quarter a year ago. The constant-currency growth was largely attributable to the acquisition of Catalent Indiana, which contributed 66 percentage points to the segment’s constant-currency revenue growth. Excluding the acquisition, the segment’s constant-currency revenue growth of 3% was driven by favorable end-customer demand for our U.S.-based drug substance and European drug product biologics offerings, partially offset by lower volumes associated with products utilizing our respiratory and opthalmic drug delivery platforms.
Revenue from the Oral Drug Delivery segment was $130.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, a decrease of 3% as reported and in constant currency, over the first quarter a year ago. The constant-currency decline was primarily driven by decreased end-market demand for certain high-margin offerings, primarily in our U.S. operations within our commercial oral delivery solutions platform; partially offset by the impact of the Juniper acquisition, which closed in August 2018 and contributed 6 percentage points to the segment’s revenue, in constant currency.
Revenue from the Clinical Supply Services segment was $77.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, a decrease of 29% as reported and in constant currency, over the first quarter a year ago. The constant-currency decline resulted from the adoption of ASC 606, which changed the way the Company recorded comparator sourcing arrangements and resulted in a decrease of first quarter revenue by 30 percentage points on a constant-currency basis. Excluding the impact of ASC 606, revenue increased 1% due to higher volume in our storage and distribution business.
Segment EBITDA Highlights
Softgel Technologies segment EBITDA (see the discussion of non-GAAP measures below) in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was $33.3 million, a decrease of 5% as reported, or 1% in constant currency, versus the first quarter a year ago. The decrease was primarily driven by lower product participation revenue, partially offset by favorable product mix in Asia Pacific and an improved cost position across the softgel network.
Biologics and Specialty Drug Delivery segment EBITDA in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was $26.5 million, an increase of 205% as reported and in constant currency. The constant-currency growth was primarily attributable to the Catalent Indiana acquisition, which contributed 240 percentage points to the segment’s EBITDA growth. Excluding the impact of the acquisition, segment EBITDA decreased 35% in constant currency, driven by volume declines and lower capacity utilization within our respiratory and opthalmic drug delivery platforms, related to the timing of shipments in the prior-year period.
Oral Drug Delivery segment EBITDA in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was $27.4 million, a decrease of 29% as reported and in constant currency. The constant-currency decline was primarily driven by decreased end-market demand for certain high-margin offerings, primarily in our U.S. operations within our commercial oral delivery solutions platform, and decreased volume related to fee-for-service development work and analytical testing; partially offset by the impact of the Juniper acquisition, which closed in August 2018 and contributed 9 percentage points to the segment’s EBITDA growth in constant currency.
Clinical Supply Services segment EBITDA in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was $20.2 million, an increase of 21% as reported, or 22% in constant currency. The increase was primarily attributable to higher demand and favorable product mix within our storage and distribution services, as well as improved capacity utilization across the network.
Additional Financial Highlights
First quarter 2019 gross margin of 26.9% increased 110 basis points as-reported, from 25.8% in the first quarter a year ago. The increase was primarily attributable to the adoption of ASC 606, which drove the treatment of comparator sourcing revenue on a net basis rather than the former gross basis within our Clinical Supply Services segment.
First quarter 2019 selling, general and administrative expenses were $115.5 million and represented 20.9% of revenue, compared to $107.5 million, or 19.7% of revenue, in the first quarter a year ago. The increased percentage was attributable to the adoption of ASC 606, which drove the treatment of comparator sourcing revenue on a net basis rather than the former gross basis within our Clinical Supply Services segment, and decreased our reported revenue.
Backlog for the Clinical Supply Services segment, defined as estimated future service revenues from work not yet completed under signed contracts, was $302 million as of September 30, 2018, a 11% increase compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. The segment recorded net new business wins of $73 million during the first quarter, which is an increase of 9% compared to the net new business wins recorded in the same period of prior year. The segment’s trailing-twelve-month book-to-bill ratio was 1.0x. The backlog, net new business wins, and book-to-bill ratio is presented on the basis of ASC 606 revenue recognition.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
As of September 30, 2018, Catalent had $2.3 billion in total debt, and $2.0 billion in total debt net of cash and short-term investments, which is a decrease from the total debt and net debt as of June 30, 2018, as a result of the debt pay down of $450 million completed in July. As of September 30, 2018, Catalent’s total net leverage ratio was 3.5x, a sequential improvement compared to the total net leverage of 4.2x as of June 30, 2018.
Fiscal Year 2019 Outlook
Management is reaffirming its previously issued financial guidance. For fiscal year 2019, Catalent expects revenue in the range of $2.50 billion to $2.59 billion, Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $597 million to $622 million, and Adjusted Net Income in the range of $260 million to $285 million. The Company expects self-funded capital expenditures in the range of $175 million to $185 million and fully diluted share count in the range of 146 million to 147 million shares on a weighted-average basis, taking into account the issuance of 11.4 million shares in the July 2018 equity offering.
The Company’s management will host a webcast to discuss the results at 8:15 a.m. ET today. Catalent invites all interested parties to listen to the webcast, which will be accessible through Catalent’s website at http://investor.catalent.com. A supplemental slide presentation will also be available in the “Investors” section of Catalent’s website prior to the start of the webcast. The webcast replay, along with the supplemental slides, will be available for 90 days in the “Investors” section of Catalent’s website at www.catalent.com.
About Catalent, Inc.
Catalent, Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) is the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. With over 80 years serving the industry, Catalent has proven expertise in bringing more customer products to market faster, enhancing product performance and ensuring reliable clinical and commercial product supply. Catalent employs over 11,000 people, including over 1,800 scientists, at more than 30 facilities across 5 continents and in fiscal 2018 generated approximately $2.5 billion in annual revenue. Catalent is headquartered in Somerset, N.J. For more information, please visit www.catalent.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Use of EBITDA from operations, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Segment EBITDA
Management measures operating performance based on consolidated earnings from operations before interest expense, expense/(benefit) for income taxes, and depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA from operations”). EBITDA from operations is not defined under U.S. GAAP and is not a measure of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and is subject to important limitations.
The Company believes that the presentation of EBITDA from operations enhances an investor’s understanding of its financial performance. The Company believes this measure is a useful financial metric to assess its operating performance from period to period by excluding certain items that it believes are not representative of its core business and uses this measure for business planning purposes.
In addition, given the significant investments that Catalent has made in the past in property, plant and equipment, depreciation and amortization expenses represent a meaningful portion of its cost structure. The Company believes that EBITDA from operations will provide investors with a useful tool for assessing the comparability between periods of its ability to generate cash from operations sufficient to pay taxes, to service debt and to undertake capital expenditures because it eliminates depreciation and amortization expense. The Company presents EBITDA from operations in order to provide supplemental information that it considers relevant for the readers of the Consolidated Financial Statements, and such information is not meant to replace or supersede U.S. GAAP measures. The Company’s definition of EBITDA from operations may not be the same as similarly titled measures used by other companies.
Catalent evaluates the performance of its segments based on segment earnings before other (income)/expense, impairments, restructuring costs, interest expense, income tax expense/(benefit), and depreciation and amortization (“segment EBITDA”). Moreover, under the Company’s credit agreement, its ability to engage in certain activities, such as incurring certain additional indebtedness, making certain investments and paying certain dividends, is tied to ratios based on Adjusted EBITDA, which is not defined under U.S. GAAP and is subject to important limitations. Adjusted EBITDA is the covenant compliance measure used in the credit agreement governing debt incurrence and restricted payments. Because not all companies use identical calculations, the Company’s presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.
Management also measures operating performance based on Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) and Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) per share. Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) is not defined under U.S. GAAP and is not a measure of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and is subject to important limitations. The Company believes that the presentation of Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) and Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) per share enhances an investor’s understanding of its financial performance. The Company believes this measure is a useful financial metric to assess its operating performance from period to period by excluding certain items that it believes are not representative of its core business and the Company uses this measure for business planning purposes. The Company defines Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) as net earnings/(loss) adjusted for amortization attributable to purchase accounting and adjustments for other cash and non-cash items included in the table below, partially offset by its estimate of the tax effects as a result of such cash and non-cash items. The Company believes that Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) and Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) per share will provide investors with a useful tool for assessing the comparability between periods of its ability to generate cash from operations available to its stockholders. The Company’s definition of Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) may not be the same as similarly titled measures used by other companies.
The most directly comparable GAAP measure to EBITDA from operations and Adjusted EBITDA is earnings/(loss) from operations. The most directly comparable GAAP measure to Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) is net earnings/(loss). Included in this release is a reconciliation of earnings/(loss) from operations to EBITDA from operations and Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of net earnings/(loss) to Adjusted Net Income.
The Company does not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP financial measures because it could not do so without unreasonable effort due to the unavailability of the information needed to calculate reconciling items and due to the variability, complexity and limited visibility of the adjusting items that would be excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures in future periods. When planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods, the Company does so primarily on a non-GAAP basis without preparing a GAAP analysis as that would require estimates for various cash and non-cash reconciling items that would be difficult to predict with reasonable accuracy. For example, equity compensation expense would be difficult to estimate because it depends on the Company’s future hiring and retention needs, as well as the future fair market value of the Company’s common stock, all of which are difficult to predict and subject to constant change. It is equally difficult to anticipate the need for or magnitude of a presently unforeseen one-time restructuring expense or the values of end-of-period foreign currency exchange rates. As a result, the Company does not believe that a GAAP reconciliation would provide meaningful supplemental information about the Company’s outlook.
Use of Constant Currency
As changes in exchange rates are an important factor in understanding period-to-period comparisons, the Company believes the presentation of results on a constant currency basis in addition to reported results helps improve investors’ ability to understand its operating results and evaluate its performance in comparison to prior periods. Constant currency information compares results between periods as if exchange rates had remained constant period over period. The Company uses results on a constant currency basis as one measure to evaluate its performance. The Company calculates constant currency by calculating current-year results using prior-year foreign currency exchange rates. The Company generally refers to such amounts calculated on a constant currency basis as excluding the impact of foreign exchange or being on a constant currency basis. These results should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, results reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Results on a constant currency basis, as the Company presents them, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies and are not measures of performance presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
This release contains both historical and forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of statements that include phrases such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “foresee,” “likely,” “may,” “will,” “would” or other words or phrases with similar meanings. Similarly, statements that describe the Company’s objectives, plans or goals are, or may be, forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from Catalent, Inc.’s expectations and projections. Some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the following: participation in a highly competitive market and increased competition may adversely affect the business of the Company; demand for the Company’s offerings, which depends in part on the Company’s customers’ research and development and the clinical and market success of their products; product and other liability risks that could adversely affect the Company’s results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and cash flows; failure to comply with existing and future regulatory requirements; failure to provide quality offerings to customers could have an adverse effect on the Company’s business and subject it to regulatory actions and costly litigation; problems providing the highly exacting and complex services or support required; global economic, political and regulatory risks to the operations of the Company; inability to enhance existing or introduce new technology or service offerings in a timely manner; inadequate patents, copyrights, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property protections; fluctuations in the costs, availability, and suitability of the components of the products the Company manufactures, including active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, purchased components and raw materials; changes in market access or healthcare reimbursement in the United States or internationally; fluctuations in the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar and other foreign currencies including as a result of the U.K.’s exit from the European Union; adverse tax legislative or regulatory initiatives or challenges or adjustments to the Company’s tax positions; loss of key personnel; risks generally associated with information systems; inability to complete any future acquisitions and other transactions that may complement or expand the Company’s business or divest of non-strategic businesses or assets and difficulties in successfully integrating acquired businesses and realizing anticipated benefits of such acquisitions; risks associated with timely and successfully completing, and correctly anticipating the future demand predicted for, capital expansion projects at our existing facilities, offerings and customers’ products that may infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties; environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, which could increase costs and restrict operations; labor and employment laws and regulations or labor difficulties, which could increase costs or result in operational disruptions; additional cash contributions required to fund the Company’s existing pension plans; substantial leverage resulting in the limited ability of the Company to raise additional capital to fund operations and react to changes in the economy or in the industry, exposure to interest-rate risk to the extent of the Company’s variable-rate debt and preventing the Company from meeting its obligations under its indebtedness. For a more detailed discussion of these and other factors, see the information under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, filed August 28, 2018. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release or as of the date they are made, and Catalent, Inc. does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information or future events or developments except to the extent required by law.
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Refer to the Company’s description of non-GAAP measures including segment EBITDA and EBITDA from operations as referenced above.
* Refer to the Company’s description of non-GAAP measures including EBITDA from operations and Adjusted EBITDA as referenced above.
* Refer to the Company’s description of non-GAAP measures including Adjusted Net Income as referenced above.
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