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Myriad Genetics Reports First Quarter Revenue and Reiterates Guidance for 2022

May 5, 2022


  • Revenue of $164.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2022
    • Excluding revenue from divested businesses, revenue increased 11% year-over-year
  • Diluted GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $(0.26) and adjusted EPS of $(0.03) in the first quarter of 2022 improved by $0.26 and $0.03 year-over-year, respectively
  • Ended the quarter with $339.2 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments
  • New partnership with Intermountain Precision Genomics to launch Precise Liquid Biopsy Therapy Selection Test

SALT LAKE CITY, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), a leader in genetic testing and precision medicine, today announced financial results for its first quarter 2022. The company also reiterated long-term and 2022 financial guidance and provided an update on business performance, recent product launches and strategic growth initiatives.

“We continue to execute on our transformation and growth plan with strong commercial demand for new offerings like our recently launched suite of Precise™ Oncology Solutions. In Mental Health, the GeneSight® Psychotropic test reached one of its highest quarterly volume levels ever while our Women’s Health products generated double digit year-over-year revenue growth in the first quarter of 2022. Fast Company also named Myriad Genetics among its 2022 list of the world’s most innovative companies. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued to invest in innovation to meet the needs of patients and healthcare providers, digital engagement to drive increased demand, tech-enabled commercial tools to improve customer experience, and our Lab of the Future to improve productivity. We are pleased to see the results of these efforts across multiple lines of business, and I want to thank my teammates and our provider partners for their continued efforts to serve our patients during the pandemic in what continues to be a very difficult operating environment,” said Paul J. Diaz, president and CEO, Myriad Genetics.

Financial and Operational Highlights:

  • Diagnostic test volumes of 241,000 in the first quarter of 2022 increased 10% year-over-year and 2% sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2021, excluding divested businesses. Sequential volumes were impacted during the first six weeks of 2022 by access constraints and staffing challenges due to COVID-19 and its variants, particularly in the hereditary cancer testing business.
    • Hereditary cancer test volumes for the quarter decreased 12% year-over-year and 10% sequentially. Excluding the impact of COVID-19 and its variants in the first six weeks of the quarter, the company estimates hereditary cancer test volumes for the quarter would have decreased 3% year-over-year and 1% sequentially in-line with typically weaker first quarter seasonal trends.
    • Prenatal test volumes in Women’s Health for the quarter decreased 1% year-over-year and increased 3% sequentially.
    • Tumor profiling test volumes in Oncology for the quarter increased 12% year-over-year and 17% sequentially.
    • Pharmacogenomics test volumes in Mental Health for the quarter increased 49% year-over-year and 7% sequentially.
  • Overall, average selling price (ASP)1 in the first quarter of 2022 increased 1% year-over-year and sequentially, excluding divested businesses. Positive ASP trends are primarily due to benefits realized from operational efficiencies and improved revenue cycle management.
  • Total revenue in the first quarter of 2022 was $164.9 million, an increase of 11% year-over-year and 2% sequentially, excluding the divested business revenue from Myriad RBM, Autoimmune and myPath Melanoma.
    • Sequential 2% revenue improvement came in spite of an estimated $7-9 million negative revenue impact due to access restraints and staffing challenges from new COVID-19 variants and typical weaker first quarter seasonality trends.
  • The following table summarizes year-over-year quarterly revenue changes in the company’s core businesses by product category:
Three months ended
(in millions) March 31, 2022 March 31, 2021 % Change
Product revenues:
Hereditary cancer $ 70.9 $ 76.1 (7) %
Prenatal 31.9 23.7 35 %
Pharmacogenomics 29.3 17.6 66 %
Tumor profiling 32.5 31.0 5 %
Total $ 164.6 $ 148.4 11 %
  • GAAP gross margin in the first quarter of 2022 was 70.9%; adjusted gross margin in the quarter was 71.1%, which decreased 40 basis points year-over-year.
  • GAAP total operating expenses in the first quarter of 2022 were $142.5 million, decreasing $27.0 million year-over-year; adjusted operating expenses in the quarter decreased $7.0 million year-over-year to $120.0 million.
  • GAAP operating loss in the first quarter of 2022 was $25.6 million, improving $21.1 million year-over-year; adjusted operating loss was $2.8 million, improving $0.5 million year-over year.
  • Diluted GAAP EPS in the first quarter of 2022 were $(0.26), improving $0.26 year-over-year; adjusted EPS were $(0.03), improving $0.03 year-over-year.
  • Ended the first quarter of 2022 with $339.2 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments and no debt outstanding.

Business Performance and Highlights:

The Myriad Genetics Oncology business provides hereditary cancer testing, including MyRiskTM hereditary cancer test with RiskScore®, for patients who have cancer. It also provides tumor profiling products such as the EndoPredict® breast cancer prognostic test, the Precise® Tumor molecular tumor profiling test, the Prolaris® prostate cancer test, and the myChoiceCDx® companion diagnostic test for predicting response to PARP inhibitors. The Oncology business delivered revenue of $69.8 million in the first quarter of 2022, a decrease of 8% year-over-year and an increase of 4% sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • In March of 2022, Myriad Genetics launched Precise Tumor for molecular tumor profiling – part of a suite of Precise Oncology Solutions that combines the company’s MyRisk germline hereditary cancer testing technology and its myChoiceCDx companion diagnostic test with a Myriad Genetics tumor profiling test powered by Illumina, Inc.’s TruSightTM Oncology 500 (TSO500) assay and processed by Intermountain Precision Genomics.
  • In April of 2022, Myriad Genetics announced an expansion of its partnership with Intermountain Precision Genomics to add a new liquid biopsy therapy selection test to its suite of Precise Oncology Solutions. The Myriad Genetics liquid biopsy test will use Illumina’s TSO500 ctDNA assay and be processed by Intermountain Precision Genomics.
  • In March of 2022, Myriad Genetics received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for BRACAnalysis® CDx as a companion diagnostic test for use with Lynparza® in early-stage breast cancer treatment. BRACAnalysis CDx is now the only germline test approved by the FDA as a companion diagnostic for treatment of HER2 negative high-risk early-stage breast cancer.
  • Prolaris is a prostate cancer prognostic test designed to assess prostate cancer aggressiveness. It is the only test that measures how fast prostate cancer tumors are growing. In the first quarter of 2022, Prolaris saw continued volume growth with a record-breaking number of tests ordered in a month during March of 2022, beating its previous monthly volume record by 8%.

Women’s Health
The Myriad Genetics Women’s Health business serves women of all ancestries by assessing their risk of cancer and offers prenatal testing solutions for those who are pregnant or planning a family. Women’s Health delivered revenue of $65.5 million in the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 19% year-over-year and 2% sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • Hereditary Cancer
    • Myriad Genetics continues to address the health inequities and accessibility challenges that exist within the hereditary cancer testing market. Myriad Genetics’ MyRisk hereditary cancer test with RiskScore for all ancestries offers the first and only personalized 5-year and lifetime breast cancer risk assessment for all women, including those of non-European ancestry. RiskScore is available at no additional cost to women who take the MyRisk test.
    • In March of 2022, Myriad Genetics expanded its MyRisk hereditary cancer test to include thirteen additional actionable gene markers and four new indications: including indications for renal, lung, endocrine and gastric cancers.
  • Prenatal
    • Myriad Genetics saw continued growth in the first quarter of 2022 from its Prequel® noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) test, including proprietary AMPLIFY™ technology, which significantly enhances the test’s performance and works to reduce test failure rates so that patients may avoid unnecessary invasive procedures. Prequel continues to provide future parents with critical genetic insights for family planning.

Mental Health
The Myriad Genetics Mental Health business consists of the GeneSight psychotropic test that covers 64 medications commonly prescribed for depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other psychiatric conditions. GeneSight helps physicians understand how genetic alterations impact patient response to antidepressants and other drugs. In the pharmacogenomics category, GeneSight delivered revenue of $29.3 million in the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 66% year-over-year and flat sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • For the first quarter of 2022, the Mental Health business reported one of its highest GeneSight volumes ever, overcoming industry-wide challenges presented in the first six weeks of 2022 by new COVID-19 variants, which the company believes demonstrates the effectiveness of the company’s new commercial capabilities, marketing strategies, and customer-centric sales initiatives implemented during the past year.
  • Myriad Genetics recently launched GeneSight Psychotropic 4.1 in March of 2022 – an update to the GeneSight test featuring improved clinical considerations, drug categorization, additional medications, and revised phenotype language for certain genes.

Key Accomplishments in the Quarter
In the first quarter of 2022, Myriad Genetics unveiled a number of new technological capabilities with the launch of several new digital enhancement tools and partnerships.

  • In February of 2022:
    • The company launched its Unified Provider Ordering Portal in February of 2022 to create a new digital engagement experience for oncologists and their patients – offering a streamlined, tech enabled portal that simplifies ordering and reporting processes. The portal will be rolled out in the Women’s Health business unit in the third quarter of 2022 and for all other Myriad Genetics products by the second quarter of 2023.
    • Myriad Genetics partnered with Genome Medical, Inc. to launch a virtual care solution that guides patients through the end-to-end hereditary cancer testing process from ordering a MyRisk test to receiving and reviewing results with a Genome Medical expert. This service is designed to expand awareness and access to genetic insights while providing professional guidance and support to those in need.
    • The new MyGeneHistoryTM 3.0 platform also launched in February of 2022. This new technology provides a customizable assessment service that was created to meet the needs of clinicians with a modern user experience that easily integrates with Myriad Genetics’ Unified Provider Ordering Portal and Genome Medical, Inc.’s systems.
  • In March of 2022, the company put in place new solutions to address patient and provider expectations on price transparency and affordability for its prenatal and hereditary cancer tests. Myriad Genetics has a wide breadth of coverage for prenatal and hereditary cancer testing and has taken steps to equip providers and patients with more accurate pricing information at the point of service and enhanced affordability programs to enable them to make the best decisions for the health and well-being of every patient.
  • As part of Myriad Genetics’ $50+ million technology investment to drive volume and improve productivity, the company is in the process of implementing new sequencing capabilities, powered by advanced robotics and data analytics, in its Lab of the Future. Construction of the company’s new advanced molecular diagnostics lab in Salt Lake City began in April 2022, and construction of the company’s new research and innovation center in South San Francisco is expected to begin in August of 2022.

“We are confident that these new technological capabilities, together with the product enhancements and new products rolled-out this quarter, significantly improve the company’s competitive position, and will accelerate growth in the second half of 2022 and 2023,” said Paul J. Diaz.