PDI Reports 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results

              PDI Reports 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results  Management Will Host Conference Call Tomorrow August 14 at 8:30 am ET  PR Newswire  PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 13, 2014  PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII), today reported financial and operational results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Summary financial and operational accomplishments include:    oRevenue of $31.6 million for the second quarter of 2014   oAdjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) of $(1.5) million for the     second quarter of 2014   oOn August 13, 2014, PDI acquired Asuragen, Inc.'s miRInform Thyroid and     miRInform Pancreas cancer test assets   oSubsequent to the second quarter, Heiner Dreismann, Ph.D., a highly     experienced molecular diagnostics executive and former President and CEO     of Roche Molecular Systems, joined PDI's board of directors  PDI is a leading health care commercialization company providing superior insight-driven, integrated multi-channel message delivery to established and emerging health care companies. The company is dedicated to enhancing engagement with health care practitioners and optimizing commercial investments for its clients by providing strategic flexibility, full product commercialization services, innovative multi-channel promotional solutions, and sales and marketing expertise.      Condensed Summary Statements of Continuing Operations (Unaudited)  ($'s in thousands, expect per share data)                               2nd Quarter Ended         Six Months Ended                               June 30,*                 June 30,*                               2014         2013         2014         2013 Revenue, net                  $       $       $       $                                   31.6         37.2         64.4          80.2 Gross profit                  4.8          6.8          9.9          15.3 Operating expenses:  Compensation expense       3.9          4.9          7.4          9.1  Other SG&A                 3.5          2.8          6.5          4.8  Total operating      7.3          7.7          13.9         13.9 expenses Operating (loss) income      $       $       $       $                                   (2.5)        (0.8)       (4.0)          1.4 Provision for income tax      0.1          0.1          0.1          0.1 (Loss) income from continuing $       $       $       $     operations                    (2.6)        (0.9)       (4.2)          1.2 Diluted (loss) income per     $        $        $        $     share from continuing         (0.17)       (0.06)      (0.28)        0.08 operations  *Unaudited    CEO Comments  "We are extremely excited to announce the agreement to acquire specific diagnostic assets from Asuragen, Inc. The transaction is the first step for our Interpace Diagnostic subsidiary in expanding into higher growth, higher margin markets and starts to establish Interpace as a commercially focused molecular diagnostic subsidiary," said Nancy Lurker, CEO.  "The transaction includes two oncology assays, miRInform Thyroid and miRInform Pancreas, associated intellectual property, a large biobank with over 5,000 patient tissue samples, as well as, additional thyroid tests in development."  "In addition, Heiner Dreismann, Ph.D., has joined our board of directors and brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in the diagnostic industry and extensive background in molecular diagnostics including his former tenure as President and CEO of Roche Molecular Systems. We look forward to his invaluable insight as we continue to evolve as a company."  "In terms of second quarter results, our revenue of $32 million were in line with our expectations and continues to reflect the soft RFP volume we experienced in our Sales Services business. Gross margins of 15%, while down compared to last year, are in line with current industry norms. Our adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.5 million in the quarter was primarily driven by spending on our key strategic initiatives and lower gross profit," said Nancy Lurker, CEO.  Ms. Lurker continued, "As for our outlook for the remainder of the year, we continue to expect revenue in our core business to be down in the third quarter and for the full year compared to 2013. We still anticipate an operating loss in the range of $4 - $5 million and approximately breakeven adjusted EBITDA in the core business for the full year 2014. Given today's Asuragen transaction, we now see a modest amount of revenues from Interpace Diagnostic for 2014 and an operating loss in the range of $5 - $6 million from all Interpace Diagnostics activities including additional selling and marketing and pre-launch expenses to support the anticipated ramp up of revenue from the acquired Asuragen assets."  Second Quarter Business Review  Revenue- For the second quarter of 2014, revenue of $31.6 million was $5.7 million or 15% lower than the second quarter of 2013 driven by the natural expiration or reduction of contracts being executed in 2014 exceeding new contracts entered into in the company's Sales Services segment.    oSales Services revenue of $28.1 million was $4.2 million lower than the     second quarter of 2013. New contract wins from the softer RFP volume     experienced in the latter half of 2013 was not sufficient to offset the     natural expiration or reduction of certain contracts.    oMarketing Services revenue of $0.6 million was $1.0 million lower than the     second quarter of 2013 due to fewer contract signings by Group DCA.    oProduct Commercialization Services revenue of $2.9 million was $0.4     million lower than the second quarter of 2013.  Gross Profit- For the second quarter of 2014, gross profit of $4.8 million was $2.1 million lower than the second quarter of 2013 and, as anticipated, the overall gross profit percentage decreased to 15% in 2014 from 18% in 2013.    oSales Services gross profit of $4.8 million was $0.5 million lower than     the second quarter of 2013 due primarily to lower revenue and previously     disclosed competitive pricing pressures.    oMarketing Services gross profit for the second quarter of 2014 was a     negative $0.5 million due to the decrease in revenue and increased costs     associated with the launch of our new product, PD One™.    oProduct Commercialization Services gross profit of $0.6 million was $0.4     million lower compared to the second quarter of 2013 primarily due to     expenses related to one of our collaboration agreements for molecular     diagnostic tests.  Total Operating Expenses- Total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2014 were $7.3 million as compared to $7.7 million for the same period in 2013. Included in second quarter 2014 expenses are $0.7 million of investment costs related to our molecular diagnostics strategic initiative. Excluding these costs, total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2014 were $6.6 million; $1.1 million lower than 2013 operating expenses.  Operating Income/Loss- The operating loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $2.5 million, compared to $0.8 million for the same period in 2013. The 2014 operating loss was primarily the result of the anticipated lower revenue and margins as well as the company's investment in strategic initiatives.  Liquidity and Cash Flow- Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure defined in the release) for the second quarter of 2014 was $(1.5) million compared to $0.2 million in the second quarter of 2013. Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the second quarter were $35.6 million, down $10.0 million from December 31, 2013 due primarily to increases in working capital requirements, timing of certain payments from customers and investments in our strategic initiatives. Factoring in the Asuragen acquisition and anticipated additional spending in Interpace Diagnostics, the company estimates year end 2014 cash of $22 - $25 million.  As of June 30, 2014, the company's cash equivalents were predominantly invested in U.S. Treasury money market funds and the company had no commercial debt.  Non-GAAP Financial Measures  In addition to the United States generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, results provided throughout this document, PDI has provided a certain non-GAAP financial measure to help evaluate the results of its performance. The company believes that this non-GAAP financial measure, when presented in conjunction with comparable GAAP financial measure, is useful to both management and investors in analyzing the company's ongoing business and operating performance. The company believes that providing non-GAAP information to investors, in addition to the GAAP presentation, allows investors to view the company's financial results in the way that management views financial results.  In this document, the company discusses Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA is a metric used by management to measure cash flow of the ongoing business. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating income or loss, plus depreciation and amortization, non-cash stock-based compensation, and other non-cash expenses. The table below includes a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.    Adjusted EBITDA (Unaudited) ($ in thousands)                           2nd Quarter Ended           Six Months Ended                           June 30,                    June 30,                           2014           2013         2014          2013 Operating (loss) income  $           $       $          $                               (2,523)        (847)        (4,020)       1,406 Depreciation and          380            289          837           577 amortization Stock compensation        668            722          1,358         1,073 Adjusted EBITDA           $           $       $          $                               (1,475)        164         (1,825)       3,056    Conference Call  As previously announced, PDI will hold a conference call Thursday, August 14, 2014 to discuss financial and operational results of the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Details as follows:  Time: 8:30 AM (ET) Dial-in numbers: (855) 592-8761 (U.S. and Canada) or (724) 924-4975 Conference ID#: 27904432  Live webcast: www.pdi-inc.com, under "Investor Relations"  The teleconference replay will be available three hours after completion through September 13, 2014 at (855) 859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or (404) 537-3406. The replay pass code is 27904432. The archived web cast will be available for one year.  About PDI, Inc.  PDI is a leading healthcare commercialization company providing superior go-to-market strategy and execution to established and emerging healthcare companies through its three core business units. PDI's Interpace Diagnostics division is working to develop and commercialize molecular diagnostic tests leveraging the latest technology and personalized medicine for better patient diagnosis and management. The company's Contract Sales business unit (CSO) is a leading provider of outsourced pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics sales teams. Its Group DCA division is a pioneer in insight-driven digital communication services and integrated multichannel message delivery.  For more information about PDI, Inc. or Interpace Diagnostics, please visit http://www.pdi-inc.com and www.interpacediagnostics.com.  Forward-Looking Statements  This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and financial performance. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond PDI's control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause PDI's actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. For example, with respect to statements regarding projections of future revenues, growth and profitability, actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this release based on the loss, early termination or significant reduction of any of our existing service contracts, the failure to meet performance goals in PDI's incentive-based arrangements with customers or the inability to secure additional business. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the risk factors detailed from time to time in PDI's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, PDI's previously filed Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and current reports on Form 8-K. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, PDI undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.    PDI, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (in thousands, except per share data)                               Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended                               June 30,                  June 30,                               2014         2013         2014       2013 Revenue, net                  $        $        $        $                                  31,578       37,245       64,356    80,168 Cost of services              26,787       30,396       54,456     64,846 Gross profit                  4,791        6,849        9,900      15,322 Compensation expense          3,862        4,914        7,403      9,069 Other selling, general and    3,452        2,782        6,517      4,847 administrative expenses Total operating expenses      7,314        7,696        13,920     13,916 Operating (loss) income      (2,523)      (847)        (4,020)    1,406 Other expense, net            (13)         (24)         (30)       (34) (Loss) income from continuing operations before income tax                    (2,536)      (871)        (4,050)    1,372 Provision for income tax      65           64           131        128 (Loss) income from continuing (2,601)      (935)        (4,181)    1,244 operations (Loss) income from discontinued operations, net  (57)         52           (89)       (2) of tax Net (loss) income            $        $       $       $                                   (2,658)      (883)      (4,270)    1,242 Basic (loss) income per share of common stock: From continuing operations    $       $       $      $                                    (0.17)      (0.06)      (0.28)      0.08 From discontinued operations  (0.01)       -            (0.01)     - Net (loss) income per basic   $       $       $      $      share of common stock         (0.18)      (0.06)      (0.29)      0.08 Diluted (loss) income per share of common stock: From continuing operations    $       $       $      $                                    (0.17)      (0.06)      (0.28)      0.08 From discontinued operations  (0.01)       -            (0.01)     - Net (loss) income per diluted $       $       $      $      share of common stock         (0.18)      (0.06)      (0.29)      0.08 Weighted average number of common shares and common share equivalents outstanding: Basic                         14,910       14,713       14,860     14,691 Diluted                       14,910       14,713       14,860     15,154    Segment Data (Unaudited) ($ in thousands)                      Sales        Marketing      PC                      Services     Services       Services*    Consolidated Three months ended June 30, 2014: Revenue, net         $        $        $         $    31,578                      28,067       614           2,897 Gross profit (loss)  $       $         $       $     4,791                      4,765        (526)         552 Gross profit %       17.0%        -85.7%         19.1%        15.2% Three months ended June 30, 2013: Revenue, net         $        $         $         $    37,245                      32,294       1,644          3,307 Gross profit         $       $        $       $     6,849                      5,252        638           959 Gross profit %       16.3%        38.8%          29.0%        18.4%                      Sales        Marketing      PC                      Services     Services       Services*    Consolidated Six months ended June 30, 2014: Revenue, net         $        $          $         $    64,356                      56,862       1,617         5,877 Gross profit (loss)  $       $         $         $     9,900                      9,508        (694)         1,086 Gross profit %       16.7%        -42.9%         18.5%        15.4% Six months ended June 30, 2013: Revenue, net         $        $          $         $    80,168                      70,519       3,185         6,464 Gross profit         $        $          $         $    15,322                      12,571       1,022         1,729 Gross profit %       17.8%        32.1%          26.7%        19.1% * Product Commercialization (PC) Services      Selected Balance Sheet Data (Unaudited) ($ in thousands)                                      June 30,        December 31,                                      2014              2013 Cash and cash equivalents            $     35,621  $     45,639 Total current assets                 $     53,176  $     62,709 Total current liabilities            25,621            31,400 Working capital                      $     27,555  $     31,309 Total assets                         $     59,459  $     69,064 Total liabilities                    $     30,107  $     36,585 Total stockholders' equity           $     29,352  $     32,479 Selected Cash Flow Data (Unaudited) ($ in thousands)                                      June 30,                                      2014              2013 Net (loss) income                    $    (4,270)   $    1,242 Non-cash items:  Depreciation and amortization   837               577  Stock-based compensation        1,358             1,073  Other                           71                71 Net change in assets and liabilities (6,284)           (3,537) Net cash used in operations          $    (8,288)   $     (574) Change in cash and cash equivalents  $   (10,018)    $   (1,760)  Logo - 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