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Genomic Health Announces First Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Business Progress

Thursday, May 6, 2010 Corporate News J E 4
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 5 Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today reported financial results and business progress for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.

Total revenue increased to $41.2 million in the first quarter of 2010 compared with $33.9 million in the first quarter of 2009. Product revenue from the Oncotype DX breast cancer test was $40.3 million in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 20 percent, compared with $33.4 million in the first quarter of 2009.

Net loss decreased 58 percent to $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2010 from $4.6 million in the first quarter of 2009. Basic and diluted net loss per share was $0.07 in the first quarter of 2010, compared with basic and diluted net loss per share of $0.16 in the first quarter of 2009.

"In the first quarter we delivered year-over-year revenue growth of 22 percent, reduced our net loss by 58 percent and remained cash flow positive. The consistent level of tests delivered quarter-over-quarter reflects a decline in U.S. node-negative breast cancer tests offset by the delivery of twice as many node-positive breast cancer tests and continued strong international growth," said Kim Popovits, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genomic Health. "Further, we launched our second product franchise and were pleased to see strong uptake of the Oncotype DX colon cancer test. We continue our focus on long-term financial success and our mission of delivering personalized medicine to a broad range of cancer patients around the world."

Additional First Quarter 2010 Financial Results

Approximately 54 percent of product revenue was recorded on an accrual basis and recognized at the time the test results were delivered during the first quarter of 2010, reflecting established payment patterns from payors with agreements to pay or contracts in place.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2010 were $43.1 million including cost of product revenues of $9.0 million, compared with total operating expenses of $38.5 million, including cost of product revenues of $7.8 million for the comparable period in 2009. Included in operating expenses were non-cash charges of $4.3 million, including $2.6 million of stock-based compensation expense and $1.7 million of depreciation and amortization expenses in the first quarter of 2010, compared with non-cash charges of $4.1 million for the same period in 2009.

Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments at March 31, 2010 were $57.7 million compared with $57.4 million at December 31, 2009.

"More than 20 percent of Oncotype DX test volume in the quarter was from markets beyond our U.S. node-negative breast cancer business including a doubling in the number of node-positive breast cancer tests delivered in the U.S. and more than 50 percent growth in international tests compared with last year," said Brad Cole, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Genomic Health. "Additionally, we are gaining traction in securing reimbursement in international markets for our Oncotype DX breast cancer test."

Financial guidance for the full-year ending December 31, 2010:

Commercial Progress

International Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Updates

Product Pipeline

Peer-Reviewed Publications and Medical Meeting Presentations

Conference Call Details

To access the live conference call today, May 5, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time via phone, please dial (877) 361-8830 from the United States and Canada or +1(706) 679-8297 internationally. The conference ID is 72129565. Please dial in approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. A telephone replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call through May 12, and may be accessed by dialing (800) 642-1687 from the United States and Canada or +1(706) 645-9291 internationally. The replay passcode is 72129565.

To access the live and subsequently archived webcast of the conference call, go to the Investor Relations section of the company's web site at http://investor.genomichealth.com. Please connect to the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the call to allow for any software download that may be necessary.

About Genomic Health

Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) is a life science company focused on the global development and commercialization of genomic-based clinical laboratory services for cancer that allow physicians and patients to make individualized treatment decisions. In 2004, Genomic Health launched the Oncotype DX breast cancer test, which has been shown to predict the likelihood of chemotherapy benefit as well as recurrence in early-stage breast cancer. In addition to the widely adopted Oncotype DX breast cancer test, Genomic Health launched its Oncotype DX colon cancer test in January 2010. The company was founded in 2000 and is located in Redwood City, California. For more information, please visit www.genomichealth.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to 2010 financial guidance, including expectations regarding the number of test results delivered, revenue, and net income; the company's intent to continue to focus on long-term financial success and the delivery of personalized medicine to a range of cancer patients around the world; the company's expectations regarding the timing and receipt of payments which were delayed during the fourth quarter of 2009; the company's beliefs regarding its ability to become profitable in 2010; the company's belief that it is gaining traction in securing reimbursement in international markets for its breast cancer test; the feasibility of obtaining Recurrence Scores results in DCIS patients; the outcome, success or results of clinical trials and the timing of such activities; the applicability of clinical study results to actual outcomes; and the ability of the company's tests to impact clinical practice. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: our ability to increase usage of our tests; the risk that we may not obtain or maintain sufficient levels of reimbursement for our existing tests and any future tests we may develop; our success retaining current contracts or levels of reimbursement coverage for our tests; the risks and uncertainties associated with the regulation of our tests by FDA; the impact of healthcare legislation on our business; our ability to compete against third parties; our ability to develop and commercialize new tests; unanticipated costs or delays in research and development efforts; our ability to obtain capital when needed; our history of operating losses; the results of clinical studies; the applicability of clinical study results to actual outcomes; and the other risks set forth in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. These forward- looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Genomic Health disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

NOTE: The Genomic Health logo, Oncotype, Oncotype DX and Recurrence Score are trademarks or registered trademarks of Genomic Health, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

-- Revenue of $180 million to $190 million -- Full year net income of up to $2 million -- Test results delivered of 58,000 to 61,000 (includes both Oncotype DX breast and colon cancer tests)

SOURCE Genomic Health
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