Genetron Health Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

6/02/2022

BEIJING, June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genetron Holdings Limited (“Genetron Health” or the “Company”, NASDAQ: GTH), a leading precision oncology platform company in China that specializes in offering molecular profiling tests, early cancer screening products and companion diagnostics development, today reported its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

First Quarter and Recent Highlights

  • Recorded total revenue of RMB 110.3 million (US $17.4 million) in the first quarter of 2022, representing 19.8% increase over the same period in 2021.
    • LDT revenue was RMB 81.5 million (US $12.9 million), representing 13.5% increase over the same period in 2021.
    • IVD revenue was RMB 18.0 million (US $2.8 million), representing 18.1% growth year-over-year.
    • Development services revenue was RMB 10.8 million (US $1.7 million), representing 117.2% increase over the same period in 2021.
  • The Company continues to enhance its in-hospital efforts. As of March 31, 2022, Genetron Health has 60 hospital partners of which 31 were IVD in-hospital partners.
  • Received CE Mark for Seq-MRD®, a MRD detection kit for hematologic cancers, as well as FusionScan Plus kit which uses integrated DNA and RNA as templates for genetic alteration detection. Both of these NGS-based kits are developed based on Genetron’s One-Step Seq Method.
  • Published in Clinical and Translational Medicine demonstrating Mutation Capsule™’s potential in MRD assay developments.
  • Formed a collaboration agreement with HUTCHMED for the joint development of a CDx test for ORPATHYS® (savolitinib) for NSCLC in China, using the Company’s approved NGS-based 8-gene Lung Cancer Assay (Tissue).
  • Presented 17 new research results at American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022. The results emerged from joint studies that Genetron Health conducted with more than 20 leading hospitals in China, which leveraged the Company's "One-step Seq" patented technology, core products such as Onco PanScan™ and the comprehensive sarcoma gene testing, Onco PanScan plus™.

“While the “zero COVID” strategy in China and the lockdowns in our key markets have led to restricting operations and limiting patient traffic, we continue to provide important services for patients. We are pleased with the resiliency of our business and our ability to grow each of our segments in the first quarter,” said Mr. Sizhen Wang, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Genetron Health. “Data publications in Clinical and Translational Medicine and our presentations at the AACR Annual Meeting 2022 continue to demonstrate the capabilities of our innovative technology and this will support product adoption and advance our product pipeline. Against the backdrop of a challenging operating environment, we are committed to forging ahead with our major pipeline assets that would be key drivers for our future growth. At the same time, management is mindful of improving the Company’s operational excellence. Overall, we are confident about our long-term competitive position and expect our solutions to become more widely adopted as government policy prioritizes optimal healthcare for citizens.”

First Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2022 increased by 19.8% to RMB 110.3 million (US $17.4 million) in the first quarter of 2022 from RMB 92.1 million in the same period of 2021.

Diagnosis and monitoring revenue increased by 14.3% to RMB 99.5 million (US $15.7 million) in the first quarter of 2022 from RMB 87.1 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was primarily driven by the growth in the revenue generated from the provision of LDT services and sale of IVD products.

  • Revenue generated from the provision of LDT services increased by 13.5% to RMB 81.5 million (US $12.9 million) during the first quarter of 2022 from RMB 71.8 million in the same period of 2021. LDT diagnostic tests sold in the first quarter 2022 totaled approximately 5,560 units, representing an increase of 9.1% compared to the number of LDT diagnostic tests sold in the same period of 2021.
  • Revenue generated from sale of IVD products increased by 18.1% to RMB 18.0 million (US $2.8 million) in the first quarter of 2022 from RMB 15.3 million in the first quarter of 2021. The increase was driven by sales of the Genetron S5 instrument and 8-gene Lung Cancer Assay (Tissue).

    Contracted in-hospital partners
    (as of the end of the period indicated)
 1Q212Q213Q214Q211Q22
IVD In-hospital partners2328293031
 1Q212Q213Q214Q21
1Q22
Total in-hospital partners(1)4250545860
Note:
(1) The number of total in-hospital partners include both sales of LDT services and IVD products.

Revenue generated from development services increased by 117.2% to RMB 10.8 million (US $1.7 million) in the first quarter of 2022, from RMB 5.0 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was primarily driven by both the increase of sequencing and biopharma services revenues.

Gross profit increased by 12.7% to RMB 61.5 million (US $9.7 million) in the first quarter of 2022 from RMB 54.5 million in the same period of 2021. Gross margin decreased to 55.7% for the first quarter of 2022, compared to 59.3% in the same period of 2021 primarily attributable to lower gross margins of the provision of LDT services.

Operating expenses increased by 47.6% to RMB 241.4 million (US $38.1 million) for the three months ended March 31, 2022, from RMB 163.5 million in the same period of 2021.

Selling expenses increased by 52.2% to RMB 90.8 million (US $14.3 million) in the first quarter of 2022 from RMB 59.7 million in the same period of 2021. Selling expenses as a percentage of revenues increased to 82.3% in the first quarter of 2022 from 64.8% in the same period of 2021. The increase was primarily driven by increased headcount to expand Genetron’s core business as well as early screening sales teams. The Company expects total sales headcount to remain stable going forward.

Administrative expenses increased by 12.6% to RMB 50.2 million (US $7.9 million) in the first quarter of 2022 from RMB 44.6 million in the same period of 2021. Administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues decreased to 45.5% in the first quarter of 2022 from 48.4% in the first quarter of 2021.

Research and development expenses increased by 59.2% to RMB 79.6 million (US $12.6 million) in the first quarter of 2022 from RMB 50.0 million in the same period of 2021. Research and development expenses as a percentage of revenues increased to 72.1% in the first quarter of 2022 from 54.3% in the same period of 2021. The increases were driven by higher R&D headcount and related expenses, as well as continued innovation efforts, including product development and clinical trial activities.

As a result of the above, operating loss was RMB 179.9 million (US $28.4 million) for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to RMB 109.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Finance income - net increased to RMB 5.0 million (US $0.8 million) in the first quarter of 2022 from finance costs - net of RMB 6.0 million in the same period of 2021. The increase was driven by the foreign currency exchange gain.

Loss for the period was RMB 174.9 million (US $27.6 million) for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to RMB 115.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Non-IFRS loss for the period, defined as loss for the period excluding share-based compensation expenses, was RMB 163.6 million (US $25.8 million) for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to RMB 105.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Please refer to the section in this press release titled "Non-IFRS Financial Measures" for details.

Basic loss per ordinary share attributable to owners of the Company was RMB 0.38 (US $0.06) for the first quarter of 2022, compared with a basic loss per ordinary share attributable to owners of the Company of RMB 0.25 for the same period of 2021. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-IFRS basic loss per ordinary share attributable to owners of the Company was RMB 0.35 (US $0.06) for the first quarter of 2022, compared with non-IFRS basic loss per ordinary share attributable to owners of the Company of RMB 0.23 for the same period of 2021. Diluted loss per ordinary share attributable to owners of the Company is equivalent to basic loss per ordinary share attributable to owners of the Company. Each ADS represents five ordinary shares, par value US$0.00002 per share. Please refer to the section in this press release titled "Non-IFRS Financial Measures" for details.

Cash and cash equivalents and current financial assets at fair value through profit or loss were RMB 559.1 million (US $88.2 million) as of March 31, 2022.

2022 Financial Guidance
Genetron Health reiterates its full year 2022 revenue to be around RMB 585-638 million, representing 10-20% growth over its revenue in 2021.

Conference Call
A conference call and webcast to discuss the results will be held at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on June 2, 2022 (or at 8:30 p.m. Beijing Time on June 2, 2022). Interested parties may listen to the conference call by dialing numbers below:

United States:+1-833-239-5565
China Domestic:400-820-5286
Hong Kong:+852-3018-6771
International:+65-6713-5590
Conference ID:2889133

Participants are encouraged to dial into the call at least 15 minutes in advance due to high call volumes.

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available on the “Events and Presentations” page of the Company’s IR website. A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the event. For more information, please visit ir.genetronhealth.com.

Exchange Rate Information
All translations made in the financial statements or elsewhere in this press release made from RMB into United States dollars (“US$”) are solely for convenience and calculated at the rate of US $1.00 = RMB 6.3393, representing the exchange rate as of March 31, 2022, set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled into US$ at that rate, or at any other rate, on March 31, 2022.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures
The Company uses non-IFRS loss and non-IFRS loss per share attributable to owners of the Company for the year/period, which are non-IFRS financial measures, in evaluating its operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. The Company believes that non-IFRS loss and non-IFRS loss per share attributable to owners of the Company help identify underlying trends in the Company's business that could otherwise be distorted by the effect of certain expenses that the Company includes in its loss for the year/period. The Company believes that non-IFRS loss and non-IFRS loss per share attributable to owners of the Company for the year/period provide useful information about its results of operations, enhances the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects and allows for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by its management in its financial and operational decision-making.

Non-IFRS loss and non-IFRS loss per share attributable to owners of the Company for the year/period should not be considered in isolation or construed as an alternative to operating profit, loss for the year/period or any other measure of performance or as an indicator of its operating performance. Investors are encouraged to review non-IFRS loss and non-IFRS loss per share attributable to owners of the Company for the year/period and the reconciliation to its most directly comparable IFRS measures. Non-IFRS loss and non-IFRS loss per share attributable to owners of the Company for the year/period presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures to the Company's data. The Company encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

Non-IFRS loss and non-IFRS loss per share attributable to owners of the Company for the year/period represent loss for the year/period excluding share-based compensation expenses, fair value change of financial instruments with preferred rights and other loss of financial instruments with preferred rights (if applicable).

Please see the “Unaudited Non-IFRS Financial Measures” included in this press release for a full reconciliation of non-IFRS loss for the year/period to loss for the year/period and non-IFRS loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company for the year/period to loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company for the year/period.

About Genetron Holdings Limited
Genetron Holdings Limited (“Genetron Health” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: GTH) is a leading precision oncology platform company in China that specializes in cancer molecular profiling and harnesses advanced technologies in molecular biology and data science to transform cancer treatment. The Company has developed a comprehensive oncology portfolio that covers the entire spectrum of cancer management, addressing needs and challenges from early screening, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, as well as continuous disease monitoring and care. Genetron Health also partners with global biopharmaceutical companies and offers customized services and products. For more information, please visit ir.genetronhealth.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

Investor Relations Contact
US:
Philip Trip Taylor
Principal | Gilmartin Group
ir@genetronhealth.com

Media Relations Contact
Yanrong Zhao
Genetron Health
yanrong.zhao@genetronhealth.com

Edmond Lococo
ICR
Edmond.Lococo@icrinc.com
Mobile: +86 138-1079-1408
genetron.pr@icrinc.com


GENETRON HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF LOSS

 For the three months ended
 
 March 31, 2021March 31, 2022
 RMB’000RMB’000US$’000
Revenue 92,061  110,321  17,403 
Cost of revenue(37,512) (48,851) (7,707)
    
Gross profit54,549  61,470  9,696 
    
Selling expenses(59,671) (90,844) (14,330)
Administrative expenses(44,603) (50,242) (7,925)
Research and
development expenses
(49,974) (79,559) (12,550)
Net loss allowance for financial and contract assets(9,830) (13,099) (2,067)
Other income and gains/(losses) - net530  (7,614) (1,201)
    
Operating expenses(163,548) (241,358) (38,073)
    
Operating loss(108,999) (179,888) (28,377)
    
Finance income105  5,900  931 
Finance costs(6,144) (906) (142)
    
Finance (costs)/income - net(6,039) 4,994  789 
    
Loss before
income tax
(115,038) (174,894) (27,588)
Income tax expense-  -  - 
    
Loss for the period(115,038) (174,894) (27,588)
    
Loss attributable to:   
Owners of the Company(112,754) (174,372) (27,506)
Non-controlling interests(2,284) (522) (82)
    
 (115,038) (174,894) (27,588)
    
Loss per share for loss attributable to owners of the Company RMB  RMB  USD 
-Basic and diluted(0.25) (0.38) (0.06)
    
Loss per ADS for loss attributable to owners of the Company   
-Basic and diluted(1.23) (1.88) (0.30)
    
Shares used in loss per share computation:   
-Basic and diluted458,084,599  462,868,804  462,868,804 
ADS used in loss per ADS computation:   
-Basic and diluted91,616,920  92,573,760  92,573,760 


GENETRON HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURE

 For the three months ended
 
 March 31, 2021March 31, 2022
 RMB’000RMB’000US$’000
    
    
Loss for the period(115,038) (174,894) (27,588)
Adjustments:   
Share-based compensation9,250  11,344  1,789 
    
Non-IFRS  loss(105,788) (163,550) (25,799)
    
Attributable to:   
Owners of the Company(103,504) (163,028) (25,717)
Non-controlling interests(2,284) (522) (82)
    
 (105,788) (163,550) (25,799)
    
Non-IFRS loss per share for loss attributable to owners of the CompanyRMB  RMB  USD 
-Basic and diluted(0.23) (0.35) (0.06)
    
Non-IFRS loss per
ADS (5 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)
for loss attributable to owners of the Company
   
-Basic and diluted(1.13) (1.76) (0.28)
    
Shares used in non-IFRS loss per share  computation:   
-Basic and diluted458,084,599  462,868,804  462,868,804 
    
ADS used in non-IFRS loss per ADS computation:   
-Basic and diluted91,616,920  92,573,760  92,573,760 

 

GENETRON HOLDINGS LIMITED
UNAUDITED REVENUE AND SEGMENT INFORMATION

        
 Diagnosis and monitoring

 Diagnosis and monitoring

 Development
services

 Total

- provision of
LDT services

- sale of IVD
products

 RMB’000 RMB’000 RMB’000 RMB’000
        
Three months ended March 31, 2021      
Revenue71,828 15,266 4,967 92,061
Segment profit48,811 5,222 516 54,549
        
Three months ended March 31, 2022      
Revenue81,511 18,024 10,786 110,321
Segment profit52,051 8,934 485 61,470

 


GENETRON HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


  As of December 31, 2021 As of March 31, 2022
  RMB’000 RMB’000 US$’000
ASSETS      
Non-current assets      
Property, plant and equipment 110,285 132,571 20,913
Right-of-use assets 52,074 47,044 7,421
Intangible assets 20,695 24,784 3,910
Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss 49,780 48,715 7,685
Other receivables and prepayments 37,610 31,103 4,906
       
Total non-current assets 270,444 284,217 44,835
       
Current assets      
Inventories 35,603 42,991 6,782
Contract assets 7,775 5,911 932
Other current assets 30,705 35,758 5,641
Trade receivables 282,113 281,436 44,395
Other receivables and prepayments 97,895 118,755 18,733
Amounts due from related parties 597 457 72
Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss151,443 239,816 37,830
Derivative financial instruments2,002 - -
Cash and cash equivalents 639,042 319,292 50,367
       
Total current assets 1,247,175 1,044,416 164,752
       
Total assets 1,517,619 1,328,633 209,587
       


GENETRON HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS CONTINUED

  As of December 31, 2021As of March 31, 2022
  RMB’000RMB’000US$’000
     
LIABILITIES    
Non-current liabilities    
Lease liabilities 33,865  30,132  4,753  
Other non-current liabilities 8,612  8,895  1,403  
     
Total non-current liabilities 42,477  39,027  6,156  
     
     
Current liabilities    
Trade payables 55,767  57,416  9,057  
Contract liabilities 11,962  8,693  1,371  
Other payables and accruals 157,232  130,355  20,563  
Amounts due to related parties 3  -  -  
Borrowings 19,554  32,450  5,119  
Lease liabilities 20,572  20,603  3,250  
     
Total current liabilities 265,090  249,517  39,360  
     
Total liabilities 307,567  288,544  45,516  
     
Net assets 1,210,052  1,040,089  164,071  
     
     
     
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY    
Equity attributable to owners of the Company  
Share capital 61  61  10  
Share premium 6,711,234  6,711,416  1,058,700  
Other reserves (69,091) (64,342) (10,150) 
Accumulated losses (5,436,613) (5,610,985) (885,110) 
     
 1,205,591  1,036,150  163,450  
     
Non-controlling interests 4,461  3,939  621  
     
Total shareholders’ equity 1,210,052  1,040,089  164,071  
     

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