Cancer Genetics, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results, Accretive Acquisition and Capital Raise

  • Second quarter revenue of $6.6 million
  • Record biopharma demand in quarter with $7.1 million in new contract bookings for Biopharma Services
  • Clinical Services Revenue up 20% over Q2 2016 to $3.0 million
  • Second quarter clinical test count up 6% year-over-year to 14,341
  • Reduced second quarter loss from operations by 22% compared to Q2 2016, improving pathway to profitability
  • Now supporting over 170 clinical trials serving 9 of the top ten biopharma companies in the world
  • Net loss of $2.7 million, a decrease of 31% compared to Q2 2016
  • Strengthened balance sheet with a USD $16 million equity financing arrangement
  • Acquisition of vivoPharm is expected to contribute approximately USD $5 million in annual revenue and is expected to be accretive
  • Conference call begins at 5 pm Eastern, Monday, August 14, 2017

RUTHERFORD, N.J. and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CGIX), a leader in enabling precision medicine for oncology through molecular markers and diagnostics, announced today financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Mr. Panna Sharma, President and CEO of CGI commented, “During the second quarter of 2017 we continued our drive to become the oncology diagnostics partner of choice for biopharmaceutical companies and clinicians. During the second quarter we grew our clinical services revenue by approximately 20% and overall revenue for the first half of the year grew 4% over last year. Our revenue from biopharma projects during the second quarter were uneven due to the delay of 9 clinical trials, although we expect many of them to start over the next 2 quarters. We continue to be focused on reducing our losses and operating expenses as we target near-term profitability.  We also achieved record demand from biotech and pharma customers as demonstrated by $7.1 million in new contracts and bookings. We are now supporting over 170 clinical trials serving 9 of the top 10 biopharma companies globally. We also closed 13 new biotech and pharma customers during the second quarter of 2017 that will support the reacceleration of our Biopharma revenue.”

“Our acquisition of vivoPharm announced tonight strengthens CGI’s bench-to-bedside capabilities while bolstering revenue growth.  We expect significant synergies by adding a global customer base of biopharma partners with 55 new projects and over 30 of those in immuno-oncology. A truly transformative acquisition, the addition of vivoPharm will expand our discovery and early development revenue base while accelerating our strategy to develop drug rescue and drug repurposing capabilities.”

vivoPharm expands CGI’s global presence in Europe and Australia. As a market-leading contract research organization (“CRO”), vivoPharm services approximately forty clients, the majority of which are located outside the U.S., with its diverse client base, ranging from virtual biotech companies to large top 10 pharmaceutical companies.  vivoPharm has generated compounded annual revenue growth of 14% over the past three fiscal years, and has expected USD revenues of approximately $5 million in the most recent fiscal year (vivoPharm’s fiscal year ends on June 30). vivoPharm specializes in planning and conducting unique, specialized studies to guide drug discovery and development programs with a concentration in oncology and immuno-oncology, ranging from early compound selection to developing comprehensive sets of in vitro and in vivo data, as needed for FDA Investigational New Drug (“IND”) applications. vivoPharm’s studies have been utilized to support over 200 IND submissions to date across a range of therapeutic indications, including lymphomas, leukemia, GI-cancers, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and other non-cancer rare diseases.

“We also significantly strengthened our balance sheet with an equity arrangement of $16 million which allows us to complete the acquisition of vivoPharm, giving us considerable runway to leverage our global infrastructure and our immuno-oncology and pharmacology capabilities to capitalize on new opportunities and grow revenue as we focus on becoming profitable,” stated Mr. Sharma.

Mr. Sharma added, “During the second quarter we continued to deliver on our milestones by launching an FDA-approved universal companion diagnostic for lung cancer, in partnership with Thermo Fisher. We also a launched a multi gene, liquid biopsy test for lung cancer patients, Liquid::Lung cfDNA™ which changes the paradigm and cost structure for lung cancer monitoring.   Moreover, our partnership with, which enables artificial intelligence in precision medicine, driving personalized treatment and accelerating clinical trial matching for cancer care, is further evidence of our commitment to staying at the forefront of the most advanced technologies in oncology.   During this past month, we were also recognized by Frost & Sullivan as an innovator and leader in precision oncology, which is testimony to our ability to develop and deliver innovation.”


  • Total revenues were $6.6 million, with $3.3 million from Biopharma services, $3.1 million from Clinical services and $0.3 million from Discovery services – down 6% from Q2 2016 revenues of $7.0 million.
  • Total Clinical services test volumes increased 6% in Q2 2017 to 14,341, compared to 13,481 tests in Q2 2016.
  • Gross profit margin was unchanged at 39% or $2.6 million
  • Total operating expenses for Q2 of 2017 were $5.7 million, a reduction of 15% from $6.7 million during Q2 2016, largely driven by headcount reduction, reorganization of technology and test development efforts, and benefits from shared services with CGI’s Hyderabad team.
  • Net loss was $2.8 million for Q2 2017, an improvement of 31% compared to a net loss of $4.0 million for Q2 2016. 
  • Net loss per share was ($0.16) in Q2 2017, an improvement of 43% compared to ($0.28) in Q1 2016.
  • We continue to improve operating efficiencies, decreasing our net loss by 31% compared to the same quarter last year. Our test volume also continues to grow.


  • 170 biopharma projects, up from 111 in the same period last year
  • $7.1 New Contract Bookings for biopharma customers
  • Launched FDA-approved universal companion diagnostic for lung cancer leveraging Thermo Fisher’s next generation sequencing panel Oncomine Dx target test.
  • Launched clinically actionable, multi-gene, liquid biopsy test for lung cancer patients, Liquid::Lung-cfDNA™, changing the paradigm for lung cancer monitoring.
  • Launched unique, industry-leading panel that provides comprehensive and precise information for immuno-oncology therapy assessment and patient monitoring.
  • Selected by eFFECTOR Therapeutics to provide biomarker discovery and development services for novel oncology drugs.
  • Formed strategic partnership with, enabling artificial intelligence in precision medicine to drive personalized treatment and accelerate clinical trial matching for cancer care.
  • Acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for North American technology innovation in precision oncology.

The company reported total revenue of $6.6 million for the second quarter, compared to $7.0 million in Q2 2016, a decrease of 6% year-over-year, principally due to a decrease in project specific activities related to the timing of certain customers’ clinical studies and patient enrollment.

Revenue from biopharma partners and customers decreased 22% to $3.3 million in the second quarter, compared to $4.2 million during Q2 2016. Additionally, the company increased the number of clinical studies and trials it is supporting to 140, up 12% from Q4 2016.

​Clinical services revenue increased 20% in the second quarter of 2017 over the same period in 2016, from $2.5 million to $3.1 million. The growth was driven by an increase in clinical test volumes from 13,481 in Q2 2016 to 14,341 in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 6%.

Discovery services contributed an additional $263 thousand in revenue for the second quarter of 2017, a 10% increase over Q2 2016, driven by significant demand for discovery solutions by research institutions where next-generation sequencing is combined with novel bioinformatics analysis. Discovery services, mostly performed in India, provides genomic and bioinformatics support for global discovery and pre-clinical initiatives.


  • Acquisition strengthens CGI’s “Bench-to-Bedside” capabilities
  • Bolsters growth with diverse global customer base of biopharma partners, especially in Europe and Asia-Pacific
  • Over 55 active biopharma studies and trials with 30 of those driven by immune-oncology related projects
  • 90% of vivoPharm’s contracts are delivered within 90 days of being signed
  • Expected to immediately add approximately $5 million revenue and help in achieving profitable growth
  • vivoPharm studies have supported over 200 IND submissions
  • Total purchase price of USD $12 Million, with proceeds to be 90% CGIX stock, and 10% cash


  • $16 million equity financing arrangement available for the next 2 years
  • $3 million provided immediately with future amounts to be drawn at Company’s discretion
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Cancer Genetics, Inc. is a leader in enabling precision medicine in oncology from bench to bedside through the use of oncology biomarkers and molecular testing. CGI is developing a global footprint with locations in the US, India and China. We have established strong clinical research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Keck School of Medicine at USC and the National Cancer Institute.

The Company offers a comprehensive range of laboratory services that provide critical genomic and biomarker information. Its state-of-the-art reference labs are CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited in the US and have licensure from several states including New York State.

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Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) 
(in thousands, except par value) 
  June 30,
  December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,170     $ 9,502  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 13,155     11,748  
Other current assets 2,544     2,174  
Total current assets 21,869     23,424  
FIXED ASSETS, net of accumulated depreciation 4,724     4,738  
Restricted cash 300     300  
Patents and other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization 1,400     1,503  
Investment in joint venture 249     268  
Goodwill 12,029     12,029  
Other 378     172  
Total other assets 14,356     14,272  
Total Assets $ 40,949     $ 42,434  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 6,716     $ 8,148  
Obligations under capital leases, current portion 262     109  
Deferred revenue 133     789  
Line of credit 2,000      
Term note, current portion     2,000  
Total current liabilities 9,111     11,046  
Term note 4,838     2,654  
Obligations under capital leases 687     374  
Deferred rent payable and other 207     290  
Warrant liability 7,043     2,018  
Deferred revenue, long-term 438     428  
Total Liabilities 22,324     16,810  
Preferred stock, authorized 9,764 shares, $0.0001 par value, none issued      
Common stock, authorized 100,000 shares, $0.0001 par value, 19,785 and 18,936 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively 2     2  
Additional paid-in capital 144,923     139,576  
Accumulated (deficit) (126,300 )   (113,954 )
Total Stockholders’ Equity 18,625     25,624  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 40,949     $ 42,434  

Cancer Genetics, Inc. and Subsidiaries        
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)         
(in thousands, except per share amounts)        
  Three Months Ended June 30,    
  2017   2016    
Revenue $ 6,604     $ 7,001      
Cost of revenues 4,034     4,285      
  Gross profit 2,570     2,716      
Operating expenses:          
Research and development 989     1,680      
General and administrative 3,529     3,658      
Sales and marketing 1,165     1,379      
  Total operating expenses 5,683     6,717      
  Loss from operations (3,113 )   (4,001 )    
Other income (expense):          
Interest expense (253 )   (107 )    
Interest income 10     13      
Change in fair value of acquisition note payable 13     67      
Change in fair value of warrant liability 577          
Other expense          
  Total other (expense) 347     (27 )    
  Loss before income taxes (2,766 )   (4,028 )    
Income tax (benefit)          
  Net (loss) $ (2,766 )   $ (4,028 )    
Basic net (loss) per share $ (0.14 )   $ (0.28 )    
Diluted net (loss) per share $ (0.16 )   $ (0.28 )    
Basic weighted-average shares outstanding 19,697     14,538      
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding 20,663     14,538      


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