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Bio-Rad Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results


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HERCULES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) (NYSE: BIO.B), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, announced financial results today for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.



Fourth-quarter reported revenues were $573.8 million, up 4.3% compared to $550.2 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2011. On a currency-neutral basis, quarterly revenues increased 6.1% compared to the same period in 2011. Fourth-quarter gross margin was 55.9% compared to 56.5% during the same quarter in 2011.



Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $47.5 million, or $1.65 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared to $59.2 million, or $2.08 per share, respectively, during the same period in 2011. These results include a one-time gain of $4.3 million resulting from the sale of real property.



For the full year, sales were $2,069.2 million compared to $2,073.5 million in 2011. After normalizing for the impact of currency effects, full year revenues increased 3.6%.



Full-year net income was $169.2 million, or $5.91 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared to $178.2 million, or $6.26 per share, respectively, in 2011. The decrease in net income reflects lower gross margins and an increase in R&D expense. Full-year gross margin was 56.1% compared to 56.8% reported in 2011. Incremental gross profit for 2012 was impacted by additional amortization expense of $10.0 million related to acquisitions. Earnings were favorably impacted by a $16.1 million reduction in the valuation of contingent consideration associated with the Quantalife acquisition as well as an increase in other income resulting from certain investment gains.





"We are pleased with our performance in the fourth quarter, with good momentum across many of our product areas," said Norman Schwartz, Bio-Rad President and Chief Executive Officer. "As we had expected, full-year results reflect macroeconomic challenges, which impacted many of our markets. Looking ahead to 2013, we anticipate a similar economic environment."



Life Science
The Life Science segment net sales for the fourth quarter were $204.2 million, up 2.7% compared to the same period in 2011. On a currency-neutral basis, Life Science segment sales increased by 3.7%. Results for the fourth quarter benefitted from sales of process chromatography media and electrophoresis products as well the Company's QX100™ Droplet Digital™ PCR system. During the fourth quarter, the Company announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire AbD Serotec, which provides a comprehensive catalog of antibodies. The purchase was completed in January of 2013. Also during the fourth quarter, Bio-Rad announced the launch of several new platforms, including the S3™ cell sorter and a series of new chromatography instruments. Full-year reported revenues for the Life Science segment were $688.4 million, down 0.9% compared to 2011, or an increase of 1.5% on a currency-neutral basis.



Clinical Diagnostics
The Clinical Diagnostics segment reported net sales of $365.9 million for the fourth quarter, up 5.3% compared to the same period in 2011. On a currency-neutral basis, net sales were up 7.5%. Performance in the Clinical Diagnostics segment in the fourth quarter reflects strength across all product lines, most notably the Company's quality controls, blood typing, and diabetes monitoring products. Full-year reported revenues for the Clinical Diagnostics segment were $1,365.5 million, up 0.1% compared to the same period in 2011. On a currency-neutral basis, full-year sales increased 4.7% compared to 2011.



2012 Full-Year Highlights



  • Full-year, sales were $2,069.2 million compared to $2,073.5 million in 2011. After normalizing for the impact of currency effects, full year revenues increased 3.6%.

  • Year-over-year net income was $169.2 million, or $5.91 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared to $178.2 million, or $6.26 per share in 2011.

  • In April, the company introduced its V3 Western Workflow™ system, which offers a portfolio of best-in-class products for electrophoresis, blotting, and imaging, saving researchers time and generating richer and more reliable data.

  • In July, Bio-Rad and Myriad RBM, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics Inc., announced that they partnered to develop and distribute immunoassay kits. Under the terms of the agreement, Myriad RBM grants Bio-Rad exclusive distribution rights, for research purposes, to the largest catalog of quantitative multiplexed immunoassays currently available to run on the Bio-Plex® 200, Bio-Plex® 3D, and Bio-Plex® MAGPIX™ instruments.

  • In August, Bio-Rad announced the launch of a Digital Biology Center to focus on the development of new products based on the Company's recently acquired droplet partitioning technology. The first product based on this technology, Bio-Rad's QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system, applies a sample partitioning technology to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) offering a new approach to nucleic acid quantification.

  • In September, Bio-Rad introduced the TC20™ automated cell counter, the next generation of the TC10™ automated cell counter that provides accurate and reliable counts of live mammalian cells in 30 seconds.

  • Also during the third quarter, Bio-Rad acquired an automated benchtop cell sorting system from Propel Labs. The first shipments of the S3 Cell Sorter began during the first quarter of 2013.

  • In December, Bio-Rad announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire AbD Serotec. The purchase was completed in January 2013.

  • Also in December, Bio-Rad announced that they had entered into an agreement with Lamprogen, Inc., granting Bio-Rad exclusive rights to commercialize a class of bright, stable, and non-toxic fluorescent particles for use in a broad array of assays and research applications including flow cytometry.




Management will discuss these results in a conference call at 2 PM Pacific Time (5 PM Eastern Time) February 26, 2013. Interested parties may access the call by dialing 866-383-8008 (in the U.S.) or 617-597-5341 (international), access number 81335034. A live webcast of the conference call may be accessed in the "Investor Relations" section of www.bio-rad.com : www.bio-rad.com/ . A replay of the call will be available at 888-286-8010 (in the U.S.) or 617-801-6888 (international), access number 15517550, for seven days following the call. The webcast of the call will be archived on the Bio-Rad site for replay for up to a year and may be accessed in the "Investor Relations" section of www.bio-rad.com : www.bio-rad.com/ .



About Bio-Rad
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) (NYSE: BIO.B) has been at the center of scientific discovery for 60 years, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The Company is renowned worldwide among hospitals, universities, major research institutions, as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for its commitment to quality and customer service. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is headquartered in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000 research and industry customers worldwide through its global network of operations. The Company employs approximately 7,300 people globally and had revenues exceeding $2 billion in 2012. For more information, please visit www.bio-rad.com : www.bio-rad.com/ .



This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding the Company's risks and uncertainties, please refer to the "Risk Factors" in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.




                         Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

                Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

                   (in thousands, except per share data)
                                (UNAUDITED)

                               Three Months Ended          Year Ended
                                  December 31,            December 31,
                             ----------------------  ----------------------
                                2012        2011        2012        2011
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Net sales                    $  573,839  $  550,238  $2,069,235  $2,073,529
  Cost of goods sold            252,786     239,272     908,190     895,640
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Gross profit                    321,053     310,966   1,161,045   1,177,889

  Selling, general and
   administrative expense       189,075     174,924     682,898     696,294
  Research and development
   expense                       59,777      50,112     214,040     186,439
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Income from operations           72,201      85,930     264,107     295,156

  Interest expense               11,765      11,987      49,263      53,135
  Foreign exchange losses,
   net                            1,532       1,710       5,040      13,842
  Other (income) expense,
   net                           (7,086)     (1,676)    (21,778)     (7,583)
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Income before income taxes       65,990      73,909     231,582     235,762

  Provision for income taxes    (18,567)    (14,708)    (62,279)    (57,739)
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Net income including
 noncontrolling interests        47,423      59,201     169,303     178,023

  Net loss (income)
   attributable to
   noncontrolling interests          79          38         (69)        200
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Net income attributable to
 Bio-Rad                     $   47,502  $   59,239  $  169,234  $  178,223
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

Basic earnings per share:
  Net income per share basic
   attributable to Bio-Rad   $     1.67  $     2.11  $     5.98  $     6.36
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

  Weighted average common
   shares - basic                28,394      28,131      28,290      28,031
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

Diluted earnings per share:
  Net income per share
   diluted attributable to
   Bio-Rad                   $     1.65  $     2.08  $     5.91  $     6.26
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

  Weighted average common
   shares - diluted              28,712      28,462      28,642      28,468
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========


                         Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

                    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

                               (In thousands)

                                                 December 31,   December 31,
                                                     2012           2011
                                                -------------  -------------
                                                 (UNAUDITED)
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                     $     463,388  $     574,231
  Short-term investments                              457,685        238,884
  Accounts receivable, net                            398,739        398,674
  Inventories, net                                    448,370        433,510
  Other current assets                                156,612        152,856
                                                -------------  -------------
    Total current assets                            1,924,794      1,798,155

Property, plant and equipment, net                    416,938        349,501
Goodwill, net                                         495,418        468,933
Purchased intangibles, net                            260,939        259,497
Other assets                                          333,527        220,717
                                                -------------  -------------
    Total assets                                $   3,431,616  $   3,096,803
                                                =============  =============


Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                              $     130,972  $     129,124
  Accrued payroll and employee benefits               135,955        112,564
  Notes payable and current maturities of long-
   term debt                                            1,750            814
  Income and other taxes payable                       32,271         52,285
  Other current liabilities                           160,292        164,328
                                                -------------  -------------
    Total current liabilities                         461,240        459,115

Long-term debt, net of current maturities             732,414        731,698
Other long-term liabilities                           221,237        161,608
                                                -------------  -------------
    Total liabilities                               1,414,891      1,352,421

Bio-Rad stockholders' equity                        2,016,190      1,743,937
Noncontrolling interests                                  535            445
                                                -------------  -------------
    Total stockholders' equity                      2,016,725      1,744,382
                                                -------------  -------------
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $   3,431,616  $   3,096,803
                                                =============  =============


                         Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

              Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

                               (In thousands)

                                                        Year Ended
                                                       December 31,

                                                    2012           2011
                                               -------------  -------------
                                                (UNAUDITED)
Cash flows from operating activities:
  Cash received from customers                 $   2,063,805  $   2,018,755
  Cash paid to suppliers and employees            (1,661,101)    (1,656,467)
  Interest paid                                      (46,369)       (56,859)
  Income tax payments                                (87,434)       (52,131)
  Other operating activities                           9,997          6,518
                                               -------------  -------------
  Net cash provided by operating activities          278,898        259,816

Cash flows from investing activities:
  Payments for acquisitions and long-term
   investments                                       (39,443)      (158,538)
  Other investing activities                        (373,361)      (224,875)
                                               -------------  -------------
  Net cash used in investing activities             (412,804)      (383,413)

Cash flows from financing activities:
  Payments on long-term borrowings                      (620)      (226,835)
  Other financing activities                          13,208         13,275
                                               -------------  -------------
  Net cash provided by (used in) financing
   activities                                         12,588       (213,560)

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on
 cash                                                 10,475          4,837
                                               -------------  -------------

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents           (110,843)      (332,320)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year       574,231        906,551
                                               -------------  -------------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year       $     463,388  $     574,231
                                               =============  =============


Reconciliation of net income including
 noncontrolling interests to net cash provided
 by operating activities:

Net income including noncontrolling interests  $     169,303  $     178,023
Adjustments to reconcile net income including
 noncontrolling interests to net cash provided
 by operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization                    130,424        120,956
    Write off of goodwill                              1,044              -
    Changes in working capital                       (11,487)       (54,570)
    Other                                            (10,386)        15,407
                                               -------------  -------------
Net cash provided by operating activities      $     278,898  $     259,816
                                               =============  =============






Investor and Financial Contacts:
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
Christine Tsingos
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ron Hutton
Vice President and Treasurer
510-724-7000
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