VICTORIA, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “ImmunoPrecise”) (TSX:IPA)(OTC:IPATF)(FRA: TQB2) today reports its financial results for Q3 ended January 31, 2019. The financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) can be viewed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
- Revenue. During the three months ended January 31, 2019, the Company increased revenues to $2,695,583 from $1,723,308 in 2018. This represents a 56% increase in revenue and stems from the acquisitions of U-Protein and ModiQuest, the Company’s ability to grow its core business and expand its market share in Europe, and an increase in projects for the B-cell lab.
- Gross Margin. During the three months ended January 31, 2019, the Company increased its gross margin to $1,568,055 from $989,203 in 2018. In percentage terms, the Company’s gross margin increased to 58% from 57% in 2018. The higher gross margin in 2019 was mostly attributable to the fact that the Company focused on higher margin projects at its new B-cell lab and introduced additional efficiencies into its operations. The Company anticipates that gross margin on a percentage basis will continue to be over 50% for the balance of fiscal 2019.
- Net Loss. The Company recorded a net loss of $1,187,056 during the three months ended January 31, 2019, which is consistent with the net loss of $1,211,591 for three months ended January 31, 2018. $577,720 of the costs incurred during the three months ended January 31, 2019 were one-time costs which are not expected to be incurred again. These one-time costs included costs incurred to improve operational efficiency across all the divisions, to integrate U-Protein and ModiQuest into IPA’s global network, and to continue to establish a global structure for reporting and oversight. In the current period the Company also made investments that would enable its future growth, such as new management hires, more training programs, and additional space
- Adjusted EBITDA. For the three and nine months ended January 31, 2019, excluding the one-time costs of $577,720and $1,251,613, respectively, EBITDA would have been $116,367 and ($301,477), respectively.
- On August 20, 2018, the Company announced that Mr. Guy Champagne resigned from his position as a Director of the Company, and joined the Company’s Advisory Board.
- On November 21, 2018, the Company announced that Paul Andreola was appointed as a Director of the Company at its annual general meeting (“AGM”) held in Vancouver, BC on November 20, 2018. Mr. Andreola has over 20 years of business development and financial markets experience including senior management, marketing, and communications roles for early stage companies. Previously in his career, Mr. Andreola was a licensed investment advisor for over 10 years and has facilitated multiple early stage private and public companies in the resource and technology sectors. Mr. Andreola is currently the CEO and Director of NameSilo Technologies Corp. (CSE: URL) and Ironwood Capital Corp. (TSXV: IRN.P).
About ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd.
ImmunoPrecise (TSX:IPA)(OTC:IPATF)(FRA: TQB2) is a full-service, therapeutic antibody discovery company focused on the next generation of antibody discovery, to deliver the most therapeutically-relevant antibodies, in a shorter period of time, with the highest probability of succeeding to clinical trials.
ImmunoPrecise operates from state-of-the-art laboratory facilities located at the Vancouver Island Technology Park in Victoria, British Columbia, in collaboration with its wholly-owned subsidiary operations at U-Protein Express B.V., in the Life Science Incubator, Utrecht, and ModiQuest Research, Oss, both in the Netherlands. The Company operates globally to offer antibody services from target analysis to pre-clinical studies.
The services offered to clients include antibody discovery against a broad spectrum of antigens, including challenging targets. Amongst these services, the Company offers hybridoma production, B-cell services, and a variety of phage display platforms. The Company also provides a broad range of supporting services including immunologically-based assays, recombinant protein manufacturing, humanization, optimization, stable cell line development, and advanced solutions to challenges faced by clients in antibody-related research and development. The antibodies produced by ImmunoPrecise target a wide variety of therapeutic, diagnostic and research applications.
Forward Looking Information
This news release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. The Company uses words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “likely”, “expect”, “believe”, “intend” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by ImmunoPrecise in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to ImmunoPrecise’s expectations and predictions is subject to any number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties. Many factors could cause ImmunoPrecise’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such factors include, among other things, actual revenues and earnings for IPA being lower than anticipated, and those risks and uncertainties described in ImmunoPrecise’s annual management discussion and analysis for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2017 which can be accessed at www.sedar.com. The “forward-looking statements” contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release and, unless required by applicable law, ImmunoPrecise undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise such information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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