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Foundation Medicine Announces 2017 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

Foundation Medicine reported financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. Highlights for the quarter and year included:

  • Fourth quarter revenue of $48.9 million, 70% year-over-year growth;
  • Full year 2017 revenue of $152.9 million, 31% year-over-year growth;
  • 20,044 clinical tests reported in the fourth quarter, 57% year-over-year growth;
  • 67,375 clinical tests reported in 2017, 54% year-over-year growth;
  • Received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) under the parallel review process for FoundationOne CDx, the first broad comprehensive genomic profiling test for all solid tumors incorporating multiple companion diagnostics. Simultaneously, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a preliminary National Coverage Determination (NCD) for FoundationOne CDx;
  • Entered into new and expanded biopharma collaborations for molecular information solutions including companion diagnostics, molecular profiling, data insights, and biomarker discovery, validation and development such as tumor mutational burden (TMB) and tumor mutational burden in blood (bTMB); and
  • Published 95 peer-reviewed manuscripts in top medical and scientific journals and presented 141 podium talks and posters at scientific and medical meetings.

“Foundation Medicine’s 2017 results and achievements, including record revenue and clinical volume and the landmark FDA approval of FoundationOne CDx, position our company for continued value creation and competitive differentiation,” stated Troy Cox, chief executive officer of Foundation Medicine. “Our strategic priorities in 2018 include the successful commercial launch of FoundationOne CDx, driving global clinical adoption of our solutions, expanding reimbursement progress, and entering new biopharma partnerships, all of which we believe will accelerate our business and keep us on the leading edge of innovation.”

Foundation Medicine reported total revenue of $48.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $28.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $152.9 million, compared to $116.9 million in 2016.

Revenue from biopharmaceutical companies was $33.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $99.7 million for the full year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $19.0 million and $78.8 million in the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016, respectively. The company reported 6,206 tests to biopharmaceutical customers in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 15,587 tests for the full year ended December 31, 2017.

Revenue from clinical testing was $15.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $53.2 million for the full year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $9.8 million and $38.1 million in the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016, respectively. The company reported 20,044 clinical tests to ordering physicians in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to a total of 12,788 tests reported during the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase of 57%. A total of 67,375 clinical tests were reported to ordering physicians for the full year ended December 31, 2017, compared to 43,686 clinical tests reported in 2016, an increase of 54%.

Based on the new revenue reporting the company initiated during 2017, Molecular Information Services revenue was $37.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $117.2 million for the full year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $20.4 million and $81.7 million in the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016, respectively. Pharma Research and Development Services revenue was $11.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $35.7 million for the full year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $8.4 million and $35.1 million in the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016, respectively.

Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2017 were approximately $59.9 million compared with $47.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. For the full year, operating expenses were $228.6 million, compared to $173.9 million in 2016. Net loss was $38.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, or $1.05 loss per share, and net loss for the full year was $161.5 million, or a $4.50 loss per share.

Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2017 was approximately $71.4 million, including $30 million in new borrowings received during the fourth quarter under the company’s Credit Facility Agreement with Roche Finance.