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Cancer Genetics Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Strategic Business Update


RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CGIX), a leader in drug discovery and preclinical oncology and immuno-oncology services, today announced strategic, financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.


  • Delivered on cost reduction initiatives and consolidated operational focus on drug discovery and preclinical services
  • Increased Discovery Services revenue in Q3 2019 to $2.1 million, an increase of $0.5 million, or 35% growth in Q3 2019 sequentially over Q2 2019
  • Gross margin on Discovery Services was 53.2%, consistent with Q2 2019 results
  • Completed divestiture of two operating units for cash, notes and future payment streams; received a combined approximately $9.1 million in cash from such transactions in Q3 and October 2019
  • Retained HC Wainwright & Co. to explore strategic alternatives for future merger, sale of other assets, or other strategic transactions 

We continue to make progress to improve the Company's financial profile with the reduction of over $15 million of total liabilities in the nine month period ended September 30, 2019. We received over $9.1 million in cash, including approximately $0.8 million from siParadigm in Q3 and $8.3 million from Interpace Diagnostics Group ($2.3 million in Q3 and $6.0 million in October 2019), the recently announced M&A transactions. We also repaid approximately $9 million in senior secured debt and paid down approximately $2.6 on two unsecured notes payable in October, further reducing our debt and we expect to further reduce our debt throughout Q4 2019, giving the Company time to explore a variety of new strategic alternatives," said John A. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Genetics.

Additionally, Mr. Roberts stated "our Discovery Services business is self-sustaining, thereby eliminating any further operating cash burn, and we are now focused on collecting cash that is due to the Company, substantially reducing our accounts payable with our unsecured creditors, focusing on the operational elements of our Discovery Services business, and continuing to explore strategic alternatives, which could include the sale of other assets, a merger or other strategic transactions. With these asset sales now completed, we believe the Company is in a good position to explore further strategic initiatives as well as to grow the remaining Discovery Services business".


As described in the Company's quarterly report for Q3 2019 on Form 10-Q, the Company presented its financial results for its historic BioPharma and Clinical services as discontinued operations, as the result of the two July 2019 divestiture transactions. Going forward, the Company currently has an extensive set of anti-tumor referenced data based on predictive xenograft and syngeneic tumor models from the acquisition of vivoPharm, Pty Ltd. ("vivoPharm") in 2017, to provide Discovery Services such as contract research services, focused primarily on unique specialized studies to guide drug discovery and development programs in the oncology and immuno-oncology fields. The Company reported total Discovery Services revenue of $2.1 million for the third quarter of 2019 compared to revenue of $0.5 million in the third quarter of 2018, partially the result of recording out of measurement period adjustments to deferred revenue in the Q3 2018 period associated with the vivoPharm acquisition and the corresponding 2018 impact of the adoption of ASC 606.

Gross profit margin from continuing operations was 53.2% or $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to -28% or ($0.2) million in the third quarter of 2018. Total operating expenses from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2019 were approximately $4.8 million, compared to $3.1 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase is the result of recording non-cash, non-recurring charges to goodwill of $2.9 million and merger related costs of $0.3 million. Net loss from continuing operations was $3.7 million in the third quarter of 2019 compared to a net loss of $3.3 million in the same period of 2018, and the comprehensive net income was $1.9 million or $0.98 per share for the third quarter of 2019, compared to a comprehensive net loss of $8.5 million or $9.34 per share for the third quarter of 2018.

Cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2019 totaled $2.1 million, compared to $0.2 million as of December 31, 2018, an increase of approximately $2 million.

About Cancer Genetics, Inc.

Through the acquisition of vivoPharm, the Company offers proprietary preclinical test systems supporting clinical diagnostic offerings at early stages, valued by the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies and academic research centers. vivoPharm specializes in conducting studies tailored to guide drug development, starting from compound libraries and ending with a comprehensive set of in vitro and in vivo data and reports, as needed for Investigational New Drug filings. The Company recorded revenue from its Discovery Services business from continuing operations of $4.9 million for the full year 2018 and $5.4 million in the nine month period ended September 30, 2019. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements pertaining to Cancer Genetics, Inc.'s expectations regarding future financial and/or operating results, potential for our tests and services and future revenues or growth in this press release constitute forward-looking statements.

Any statements that are not historical fact (including, but not limited to, statements that contain words such as "will," "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates") should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks with respect to our ability to collect on future income or payment streams and settle with our creditors, risks with respect to our ability to successfully operate the Discovery Services business, risks with respect to our ability to obtain future capital to satisfy our obligations to our lenders and creditors, regulatory risks, risks of cancellation of customer contracts or discontinuance of trials, uncertainties with respect to evaluating strategic options, maintenance of intellectual property rights, risks with respect to maintaining our listing on Nasdaq, and other risks discussed in the Cancer Genetics, Inc. Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, along with other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Cancer Genetics, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Investor Contacts:
John A. Roberts 

Cancer Genetics, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except par value)

    September 30,     December 31,  
    2019     2018  
CURRENT ASSETS                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 2,147     $ 161  
Accounts receivable     813       777  
Earn-Out from siParadigm, current portion     693       -  
Note receivable from IDXG     6,795       -  
Other current assets     1,030       553  
Current assets of discontinuing operations     1,125       23,421  
Total current assets     12,603       24,912  
FIXED ASSETS, net of accumulated depreciation     671       497  
OTHER ASSETS                
Operating lease right-of-use assets     115       -  
Restricted cash     350       350  
Earn-Out from siParadigm, less current portion     594       -  
Patents and other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization     3,021       3,349  
Investment in joint venture     92       92  
Goodwill     3,090       5,963  
Other     300       243  
Total other assets     7,562       9,997  
Total Assets   $ 20,836     $ 35,406  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     3,330       3,100  
Obligations under operating leases, current portion     207       -  
Obligations under finance leases, current portion     60       20  
Deferred revenue     1,607       1,215  
Convertible note, net     2,273       2,481  
Advance from NovellusDx, Ltd., net     1,500       535  
Advance from siParadigm, current portion     469       -  
Other derivatives     -       86  
Current liabilities of discontinuing operations     3,229       20,742  
Total current liabilities     12,675       28,179  
Obligations under operating leases, less current portion     29       -  
Obligations under finance leases, less current portion     148       23  
Advance from siParadigm, less current portion     505  
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