May 9, 2011

GenMark Diagnostics Reports First Quarter 2011 Results

Revenues Grow 91% and Placements Increase by 20 to 102

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:GNMK) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Revenues and net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2011 were $764,000 and $0.56 per share compared with $399,000 and $0.68 per share during the first quarter of 2010. The 91% increase in revenue reflects an increase in the number of systems in the field, growth in the Company's test menu and increased volumes of tests sold. Reagent revenues grew 114% year over year to $621,000, while instrument and other revenues grew 31%. The Company placed 20 analyzers during the quarter.

Gross margin was a loss of $879,000, reflecting the manufacturing overhead spend due to duplicative manufacturing facilities. During the quarter the Company ceased manufacturing in its Pasadena, CA facility and is consolidating manufacturing in its Carlsbad, CA facility. The Company expects that the transition will be completed during the second quarter of 2011.

Operating expenses increased $1.1 million to $5.8 million during the first quarter of 2011, driven primarily by research and development spending as well as additional quality and regulatory costs associated with certifying the Carlsbad, CA manufacturing facility. Other operating expenses were approximately unchanged from the same quarter in 2010.

The Company ended the first quarter with $17.1 million in cash compared with $18.3 million at year-end, having used $3.1 million in cash flow from operations during the first quarter of 2011 compared with $5.0 million in the first quarter of 2010. The Company collected a $1.6 million Therapeutic Tax Credit in the period, which had been recorded in other assets at year end. Depreciation and amortization was $289,000 and capital expenditures were $346,000. The Company drew $2 million on its loan facility.

"The first quarter of 2011 marks a milestone in the evolution of GenMark," commented Christopher Gleeson, GenMark's Chairman and CEO. "With the addition of CEO, Hany Massarany and CFO, Paul Ross, we now have a complete and highly capable management team in place. In addition, our manufacturing is now consolidated into one facility, and customer interest in our products is growing at an accelerated pace. As such, our operational focus is on execution, as we manage the high level of growth we expect to experience in the near and long term," Gleeson further stated.


GenMark will hold a conference call to discuss first quarter 2011 results and the outlook for the current year at 4:00PM EST today. The conference call and webcast can be accessed live through the company's website under the Investor Relations section. To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 312-5847 (US/Canada) or (253) 237-1154 (International) and use the conference ID number "64581484" approximately five minutes prior to the start time.


GenMark, a provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems, detects and measures DNA and RNA targets to diagnose disease and to optimize the treatment of patients and is focused on developing and commercializing its eSensor detection technology. GenMark's XT-8 System is designed to support a broad range of molecular diagnostic tests with a compact and easy-to-use workstation and self-contained, disposable test cartridges. GenMark has developed five diagnostic tests for use with the XT-8 System, including its Cystic Fibrosis Genotyping Test, Warfarin Sensitivity Test and Thrombophilia Risk Test which have received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.


This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding events, trends and business prospects, which may affect our future operating results and financial position. Such statements, including, but not limited to, those regarding continued growth in sales of our diagnostic tests, the expansion of our diagnostic test menu, and the continued development of our technology, are all subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results and financial position to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to our history of operating losses, the need for further financing and our ability to access the necessary additional capital for our business, inherent risk and uncertainty in the protection intellectual property rights, regulatory uncertainties regarding approval or clearance for our products, as well as other risks and uncertainties described under the "Risk Factors" in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events, trends or circumstances after the date they are made.

As of

March 31, 2011

As of

December 31, 2010

Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,054,095 $ 18,329,079
Accounts receivable, net 762,272 677,648
Inventories, net 871,033 896,809
Other current assets   382,194   2,193,160  
Total current assets 19,069,594 22,096,696
Property and equipment, net 2,762,362 2,702,478
Intangible assets, net 68,042 70,980
Other long-term assets   55,355   55,355  
Total assets $ 21,955,353 $ 24,925,509  
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 1,651,985 $ 823,242
Accrued compensation 1,019,545 1,171,989
Other current liabilities   1,761,011   1,249,928  
Total current liabilities 4,432,541 3,245,159
Long-term liabilities
Loan Payable 2,000,000
Other non-current liabilities   622,644   612,932  
Total liabilities $ 7,055,185 $ 3,858,091  
Stockholders' equity
Common stock, $.0001 par value; 100,000,000 authorized; 11,738,233 and 11,723,512 issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively 1,172 1,172
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 authorized, none issued
Additional paid-in capital 166,483,672 166,009,084
Accumulated deficit (151,134,719 ) (144,492,881 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (449,957 )   (449,957 )
Total stockholders' equity   14,900,168   21,067,418  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 21,955,353   $ 24,925,509  
  Three Months Ended

March 31,

2011   2010
Product Revenue $ 692,739 $ 384,249
License and other revenue   71,664   15,015  
Total revenue 764,403 399,264
Cost of sales   1,643,456   567,396  
Gross loss   (879,053 )   (168,132



Operating expenses
Sales and marketing 1,130,389 1,058,285
General and administrative 2,111,336 2,167,264
Research and development   2,528,252   1,453,759  
Total operating expenses   5,769,977   4,679,308  
Loss from operations   (6,649,030 )   (4,847,440



Other income
Foreign exchange gain (loss) 11,899 (1,110



Interest income   6,258   4,654  
Total other income   18,157   3,544  
Loss before income taxes (6,630,873 ) (4,843,896



Provision for income taxes   (10,968 )   (5,049 )
Net loss $ (6,641,841 ) $ (4,848,945



Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.56 ) $ (0.68



Weighted average number of shares outstanding 11,771,014 7,113,922
Condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss three and three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010
Net loss $ (6,641,841 ) $ (4,848,945



Foreign currency translation adjustment     (34,647



Comprehensive loss

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