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Exact Sciences (EXAS) Reports Second-Quarter 2010 Financial Results

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXASNews) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Exact reported total revenues of $1.3 million for the second quarter of 2010, compared to total revenues of $1.3 million during the same period of 2009. Total revenues for the first six months of 2010 were $2.6 million, compared to total revenues of $2.3 million for the same period of 2009.

Exact reported a net loss of ($2.5) million, or ($0.06) a share, for the second quarter of 2010. The company had a net loss of ($2.4) million, or ($0.08) a share, for the same period of 2009. Exact’s net loss for the six-month period ended June 30, 2010, was ($4.6) million, or ($0.12) a share, compared to ($6.2) million, or ($0.21) a share, for the same period of 2009.

Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2010 were $3.8 million, compared to $3.7 million for the same period of 2009. Operating expenses for the first six months of 2010 were $7.2 million, compared to $8.6 million for the same period of 2009. Operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2010, were lower primarily due to one-time expenses incurred during the first quarter of 2009, associated with the company’s strategic transaction with Genzyme, and severance and stock option expense related to last year’s management change.

Exact ended the second quarter of 2010 with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $37.3 million, compared to $24.3 million at Dec. 31, 2009. The company completed a $17.6 million common stock offering during the quarter.

“We remained focused on our key priorities during the second quarter, all of which are a part of our mission of making colon cancer eradication possible through an accurate, patient-friendly screening test,” said Kevin T. Conroy, the company’s president and chief executive. “We continue to make refinements to our test. These improvements include a new patient sampling kit, a biomarker panel that provides near universal coverage of cancer and precancer, and an improved DNA detection method that enables greater sensitivity and specificity.”

“Our validation study remains on track and we look forward to announcing the results of the study and discussing the performance of our test at the American Association of Cancer Research meeting in Philadelphia on October 29. In the meantime, we’re excited to be sharing new data today at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry meeting demonstrating that our quantitative detection chemistry detected 100 percent of colorectal cancers and precancers in a preliminary study with colorectal tissue,” Mr. Conroy said.

Conference Call & Webcast with PowerPoint Presentation

Company management will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 10 a.m. EDT to discuss second-quarter 2010 results. The webcast will include a PowerPoint slide presentation highlighting the company’s second-quarter accomplishments and ongoing corporate activities. The webcast will be available at Domestic callers should dial 877-212-6082 and international callers should dial 707-287-9332. The access code for both domestic and international callers is 89493587. Please dial in five to 10 minutes prior to the start of conference call. A replay of the conference call will be available at the company’s website. The conference call, webcast and replay are open to all interested parties.

About Exact Sciences Corp.

Exact Sciences Corp. is a molecular diagnostics company focused on colorectal cancer. The company has exclusive intellectual property protecting its non-invasive, molecular screening technology for the detection of colorectal cancer. Stool-based DNA technology is included in the colorectal cancer screening guidelines of the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

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Selected Unaudited Financial Information
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operation Data
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2010 2009 2010 2009
Product royalty fees $ 7 $ 11 $ 19 $ 18
License fees 1,307 1,247 2,594 2,240
1,314 1,258 2,613 2,258
Cost of revenue:
Product royalty fees 6 8 12 8
Gross profit: 1,308 1,250 2,601 2,250
Operating Expenses:
Research and development 2,123 2,015 3,918 2,123
General and administrative 1,339 1,638 2,851 6,406
Sales and marketing 330 40 439 40
Restructuring (3 )
3,792 3,693 7,208 8,566
Loss from operations (2,484 ) (2,443 ) (4,607 ) (6,316 )
Interest income 7 49 6 83
Net loss $ (2,477 ) $ (2,394 ) $ (4,601 ) $ (6,233 )
Net loss per share – basic and diluted $ (0.06 ) $ (0.08 ) $ (0.12 ) $ (0.21 )
Weighted average common shares
outstanding – basic and diluted 39,067 31,283 37,347 30,360
Selected Unaudited Financial Information
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
(Amounts in thousands)
June 30,
December 31,
2010 2009
Cash and cash equivalents $ 24,232 $ 21,924
Marketable securities 13,092 2,404
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 533 484
Restricted cash 500 500
Property and equipment, net 737 458
Total assets $ 39,094 $ 25,770
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Total current liabilities $ 7,584 $ 6,526
Third party royalty obligation, less current portion 988
Long term debt 1,000 1,000
Long term accrued interest 11 1
Deferred license fees, less current portion 9,964 11,161
Total stockholders’ equity 20,535 6,094
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 39,094 $ 25,770
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