Oxford Immunotec Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

  • Third quarter revenue of $19.4 million, above guidance of range of $18 – $19 million
    • Asia-Pacific region returns to growth and sets a new quarterly sales record for the region
    • Europe & rest of world and U.S. regions recover strongly from low point in the second quarter
  • Gross Margin of 76.4% representing a 340 basis point increase from the third quarter of 2019
  • Delivered Adjusted EBITDA of $1.7 million

OXFORD, United Kingdom and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., November 3, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq: OXFD) (the “Company”), a global diagnostics company, today announced third quarter 2020 financial results.

“Our TB revenues rebounded significantly across all geographies in the third quarter and we expect the business to return to year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter” said Dr. Peter Wrighton-Smith, Chief Executive Officer. He continued “Additionally, we have increased confidence in the role our T-SPOT® T cell detection technology can play in SARS-CoV-2; and are now advancing IVD test development towards a submission to the US and European regulatory authorities.”

Revenues, broken out by geographic location, were as follows, in millions:

 Three Months Ended September 30, 2020
        Percent Change
2020 2019 As Reported Constant Currency (1)
United States $       4.4 $        5.7 (23)% (23)%
Europe & ROW 1.7  2.7 (37)% (40)%
Asia 13.3 12.8 4% 3%
Total Revenue $      19.4 $      21.2 (8)% (9)%


Constant currency basis is a non-GAAP financial measure. 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. This non-GAAP financial measure may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, limiting its usefulness for comparison purposes. Moreover, presentation of revenue on a constant currency basis is provided for year-over-year comparison purposes, and investors should be cautioned that the effect of changing foreign currency exchange rates has an actual effect on our operating results.

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2020 was $19.4 million, representing an 8% decrease from third quarter 2019 revenue of $21.2 million. On a constant currency basis, revenue decreased 9% versus the prior year period.

United States revenue was $4.4 million in the third quarter of 2020, representing a 23% decrease from revenue of $5.7 million in the prior year period. The decrease was driven by the impact of COVID-19 on testing volumes, although volumes continue to recover. Testing volumes increased sequentially from August to September and overall revenue in the third quarter increased $3.2 million from the second quarter.

Europe & rest of world, or Europe & ROW, revenue was $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2020, representing a 37% decrease compared to the third quarter of 2019. On a constant currency basis, Europe & ROW decreased 40% versus the third quarter of 2019. The decrease was driven by the impact of COVID-19 on testing volumes, although revenues improved sequentially from the second quarter by nearly $700,000.

Asia revenue was $13.3 million in the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 4% compared to 2019 third quarter revenue of $12.8 million, and a new record for revenues for this region. On a constant currency basis, Asia revenue increased 3% versus the third quarter of 2019. The increase was driven by both a recovery in volume, closer to the pre-COVID-19 levels across the region, and better price performance. Sequentially, revenue increased by $9.7 million versus the second quarter.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2020 was $14.9 million, a decrease of $630,000 from gross profit of $15.5 million in the same period of 2019. Gross margin was 76.4%, an increase of 340 basis points from gross margin of 73.0% in the third quarter of 2019.

Operating expenses were $14.6 million in the third quarter of 2020, a decrease of $783,000 compared to $15.4 million in the third quarter of 2019.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2020 was $149,000, or $0.01 per share on both a basic and diluted basis, compared to net income of $717,000, or $0.03 per share on both a basic and diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2019.

EBITDA for the third quarter of 2020 was $507,000 compared to $956,000 in the third quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA was $1.7 million for the third quarter of 2020 compared to $1.9 million in the same period in 2019. Both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures.

Business Outlook

We expect fourth quarter revenues to be between $19.0 to $20.0 million, assuming that testing volumes continue to recover from the impact of COVID-19 during the remainder of 2020.

Conference Call

Oxford Immunotec will host a conference call on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss its third quarter 2020 financial results and to give a general business update. 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 1346474 approximately 15 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 www.oxfordimmunotec.com. 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. We bring energy and invention to a world in need of diagnostic truth. We are uniquely placed as the only company in the world offering regulated ELISPOT assays for T cell measurement, with approval around the globe. Our leading product, the T-SPOT.TB test, is used for diagnosing infection with Tuberculosis, or TB, the world’s largest cause of death from infectious disease. The Company is an experienced manufacturer of IVD tests, operating under a fully audited Quality Management System, ensuring rigorous batch control. The Company has manufactured in excess of 20 million clinical T cell tests for TB infection. The 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, Mass. Additional information can be found at www.oxfordimmunotec.com.

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

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable U.S. and U.K. laws and regulations, including under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements contained herein which do not describe historical or current facts, including statements about Oxford Immunotec’s plans to ensure that when the COVID-19 disruption eases, Oxford Immunotec is best positioned to meet the needs of the TB market and drive long-term growth and statements regarding uncertainties around the impact of COVID-19 on Oxford Immunotec’s revenues and results of operations, constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are based on our management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks that the COVID-19 pandemic may disrupt the Company’s business and the global healthcare system more severely than anticipated, as well as those other risks described in Oxford Immunotec’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”), including the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, and in any other reports it subsequently files with the Commission, including any other Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K. Oxford Immunotec’s filings with the Commission are available for free by visiting the investor section of our website, www.oxfordimmunotec.com, or the Commission’s website, www.sec.gov.

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. Investors 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.

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