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NeoGenomics Reports 122% Revenue Growth to $60.5 Million and 11% Reduction in Average Cost per Test in the Fourth Quarter of 2016

19:00 EST 21 Feb 2017 | Marketwired

FT. MYERS, FL--(Marketwired - February 22, 2017) - NeoGenomics, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NEO),
a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, today reported its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2016.

Fourth Quarter 2016 Highlights:

Full Year 2016 Highlights:

Consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter was $60.5 million, an increase of 122% over the same period last year. Clinical genetic test volume(1)
increased 140% driven by the inclusion of Clarient's results in the consolidated total. Average revenue per clinical genetic test decreased by 10.5% year over year to $365, primarily due to the inclusion of Clarient's lower average reimbursement rate per test in the combined test mix, but also due to the rapid growth of lower priced immunohistochemistry (IHC) and molecular tests.

Consolidated gross margin for the quarter was 45.1% as compared to 44.8% in last year's fourth quarter. Gross margin improved due to a 10.7% reduction in average cost-of-goods-sold per clinical genetic test ("Cost per Test") compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.

Consolidated operating expenses increased by $12.8 million, or 73%, from Quarter 4 2015, primarily as a result of the Clarient acquisition. Non-cash amortization of intangibles related to the Clarient acquisition and non-cash stock-based compensation expenses accounted for $1.5 million of this increase. In addition, another $3.5 million of this increase was due to non-cash impairment charges to write off the intangible values associated with the PathLogic acquisition and a licensing agreement.

Interest expense and debt termination costs for the quarter increased by $5.3 million from the fourth quarter of 2015 as a result of the bank debt incurred to finance the Clarient acquisition and $3.9 million of one-time expenses in connection with refinancing the Company's bank debt on December 22nd
. As previously reported, this financing enabled the Company to redeem $55 million of its Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock (55% of the preferred stock outstanding), which reduced the number of Adjusted Diluted Shares(2)
outstanding by 8.5%.

Net loss in Quarter 4 was ($6.2) million, versus a net loss of ($1.5) million in last year's fourth quarter. GAAP loss per share attributable to common stockholders, after deducting non-cash preferred stock dividends, was ($0.18) in Quarter 4, versus ($0.03) per share in last year's fourth quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA(2)
was $8.1 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of 178% over the prior year. Adjusted Net Income(2)
was $4.4 million, a 52% increase over the prior year. Adjusted Diluted EPS(2)
was $0.05 per share, versus $0.05 per share in Quarter 4 2015.

Douglas M. VanOort, the Company's Chairman and CEO, commented, "The acquisition of Clarient has clearly been transformational for NeoGenomics. During the fourth quarter, we completed the significant process of migrating all remaining Clarient clients to the NeoGenomics laboratory information system (LIS) and billing system. This required the dedication of our Sales and Operations teams, and temporarily disrupted normal operations and growth initiatives. We expect these conditions to continue for 3-4 more months as we combine our two Orange County, CA facilities at the end of Quarter 1. However, we are very pleased that all clients are now being serviced by the same LIS and billing systems, and the last integration activities are within sight. We are looking forward to refocusing on growth and realizing cost efficiencies and synergies as 2017 progresses."

"As a result of PD-L1 inhibitor therapy being designated as a first-line therapy for certain cancers, we saw a significant increase in demand for our PD-L1 Immunohistochemistry (IHC) tests in the fourth quarter. NeoGenomics played a key role in several of the PD-L1 clinical trials, and we have quickly become a leader in PD-L1 clinical testing now that several of these innovative immuno-therapies have been approved by the FDA. Although this large influx of PD-L1 tests impacted our test mix and reduced our average price per test in Quarter 4, we are excited about the strategic opportunities for NeoGenomics as we build on our leadership position in the field of immuno-oncology testing."

Mr. VanOort continued, "Our Pharma Services Division continues to make excellent progress creating the foundation for our strategic investment in this area. Although fourth quarter revenue was short of our expectations, we are pleased that our backlog of signed contracts grew to approximately $37 million by year-end, which is an 85% increase over the year-end 2015 backlog. We are building our business with important projects from many of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world, and our pipeline of opportunities is strong. We are also on track to open a new lab facility in the Geneva Switzerland area this summer to support European clinical trials. As a result, we expect Pharma Services revenue to increase nicely as we progress through 2017."

Mr. VanOort concluded, "NeoGenomics has clearly and rapidly transformed to be a leader in Oncology testing, and we believe our company is exceptionally well positioned as we move into 2017 and beyond. Our core business is strong, and we expect to gain substantial cost synergies and increased momentum as the year progresses. We are committed to being at the forefront of the ongoing revolution in cancer-related genetic and molecular testing, and to achieving our vision of becoming the world's leading cancer testing and information company."

Full-Year 2017 Financial Outlook:

NeoGenomics also issued preliminary guidance for fiscal year 2017 today. The Company expects full year consolidated 2017 revenue to be in the range of $260 - $275 million, Adjusted EBITDA(2)
to be in the range of $42 - $50 million, Adjusted Net Income(2)
to be in the range of $15 - $19 million, and Adjusted Diluted EPS(2)
to be in the range of $0.17 - $0.22 per share.

The Company expects GAAP Diluted EPS to be a loss of ($0.10) - ($0.05) per share. Please also refer to the tables reconciling forecasted Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Diluted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA to their closest GAAP equivalents in the section of this report entitled "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Guidance to Corresponding GAAP Measures".

The Company reserves the right to adjust this guidance at any time based on the ongoing execution of its business plan. Current and prospective investors are encouraged to perform their own due diligence before buying or selling any of the Company's securities, and are reminded that the foregoing estimates should not be construed as a guarantee of future performance.

2017 Annual Meeting and Analyst/Investor Day:

NeoGenomics also announced today that it has scheduled its 2017 Annual Meeting for Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM at the Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach Hotel in Aliso Viejo, California. Following the Annual Meeting, the Company will hold a series of presentations for analysts and investors to highlight recent developments of interest. In addition, guided tours of the Company's newly remodeled Aliso Viejo laboratory facility will be available. Investors interested in attending are encouraged to register by contacting Ms. Sherry Terzian at sherry.terzian@neogenomics.com.

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Conference Call

The Company has scheduled a web-cast and conference call to discuss their fourth quarter and full year 2016 results on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT. Interested investors should dial (877) 407-8035 (domestic) and (201) 689-8035 (international) at least five minutes prior to the call. A replay of the conference call will be available until 11:59 PM on March 8, 2017 and can be accessed by dialing (877) 481-4010 (domestic) and (919) 882-2331 (international). The playback conference ID Number is 10178. The web-cast may be accessed under the Investor Relations section of our website at www.neogenomics.com or http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=175518. An archive of the web-cast will be available until 11:59 PM on May 22, 2017.

About NeoGenomics, Inc.

NeoGenomics, Inc. specializes in cancer genetics testing and information services. The Company provides one of the most comprehensive oncology-focused testing menus in the world for Physicians to help them diagnose and treat cancer. The Company's Pharma Services division serves pharmaceutical clients in clinical trials and drug development.

Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, NeoGenomics operates CLIA certified laboratories in Aliso Viejo, Fresno, Irvine, and West Sacramento, California; Tampa and Fort Myers, Florida; Houston, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. NeoGenomics serves the needs of pathologists, oncologists, academic centers, hospital systems, pharmaceutical firms, integrated service delivery networks, and managed care organizations throughout the United States. For additional information about NeoGenomics, visit http://neogenomics.com/.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the information set forth in the "Full-Year 2017 Financial Outlook". These forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements as the result of the Company's ability to continue gaining new customers, offer new types of tests, integrate its acquisition of the Clarient business, and otherwise implement its business plan, as well as additional factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 5, 2016. As a result, this press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's periodic filings with the SEC. In addition, it is the Company's practice to make information about the Company available by posting copies of its Company Overview Presentation from time to time on the Investor Relations section of its website at http://ir.neogenomics.com/.

Forward-looking statements represent the Company's estimates only as of the date such statements are made (unless another date is indicated) and should not be relied upon as representing the Company's estimates as of any subsequent date. While the Company may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if its estimates change.

Use of non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company's financial results and financial guidance are provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and using certain non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that presentation of operating results using non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplemental information to investors and facilitates the analysis of the Company's core operating results and comparison of core operating results across reporting periods. Management also uses non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making, planning and forecasting purposes and to manage the Company's business. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures enable investors to evaluate our operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management. The non-GAAP financial measures do not replace the presentation of GAAP financial results and should only be used as a supplement to and not as a substitute for the Company's financial results presented in accordance with GAAP. There are limitations inherent in non-GAAP financial measures because they exclude charges and credits that are required to be included in a GAAP presentation, and do not therefore present the full measure of the Company's recorded costs against its net revenue. In addition, the Company's definition of the non-GAAP financial measures below may differ from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures

Non - GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

"Adjusted EBITDA" is defined by NeoGenomics as net income from continuing operations before: (i) interest expense, (ii) tax expense, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense, (iv) non-cash, stock-based compensation expense, and if applicable in a reporting period (v) acquisition related transaction expenses (vi) non-cash impairments of intangible assets (vii) debt financing costs (viii) and other significant non-recurring or non-operating (income) or expenses.

Non - GAAP Adjusted Net Income

"Adjusted Net Income" is defined by NeoGenomics as net income available to common shareholders from continuing operations plus: (i) non-cash amortization of customer lists and other intangible assets, (ii) non-cash, stock-based compensation expense, (iii) non-cash deemed dividends on preferred stock, (iv) non-cash amortization of preferred stock beneficial conversion feature, and if applicable in a reporting period (v) acquisition related transaction expenses (vi) non-cash impairments of intangible assets (vii) debt financing costs (viii) and other significant non-recurring or non-operating (income) or expenses.

Non-GAAP Adjusted Diluted EPS

"Adjusted Diluted EPS" is defined by NeoGenomics as Adjusted Net Income divided by Adjusted Diluted Shares outstanding. Adjusted Diluted Shares outstanding is the sum of Diluted shares outstanding and the weighted average number of common shares that would be outstanding if the preferred stock were converted into common stock on the original issue date based on the number of days such common shares would have been outstanding in the reporting period. In addition, If GAAP Net Income is negative and Adjusted Net Income is positive, Adjusted Diluted Shares will also include any options or warrants that would be outstanding as dilutive instruments using the treasury stock method.

Basis for Non-GAAP Adjustments

NeoGenomics basis for excluding certain expenses (income) from GAAP financial measures, are outlined below:

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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Guidance to Corresponding GAAP Measures

2017 net income available to common stockholders calculated in accordance with GAAP will be impacted by certain non-cash charges, including: (i) expenses related to variable stock-based compensation, (ii) approximately $7.3 million of expense related to the amortization of customers lists and other intangibles from the Clarient acquisition, (iii) approximately $3.8 million of deemed preferred stock dividends, and (iv) approximately $6.7 million of related to the amortization of the beneficial conversion feature related to the preferred stock issued in connection with the Clarient acquisition. These non-cash charges have been included in GAAP net income (loss) available to common shareholders and GAAP net income (loss) per share; however, they have been removed from Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Share.

The following table reconciles our 2017 outlook for Net Income, EBITDA and EPS to the corresponding non-GAAP measures of Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Diluted EPS:

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