PHARSIGHT CORP 8-K 2006
PHARSIGHT REPORTS FISCAL 2006 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Quarterly Strategic Consulting Services Revenue Grows 47% Sequentially
Fiscal 2007 Guidance Provided
Cash Position Increases to $10.8 Million
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 9, 2006 Pharsight Corporation (OTCBB:PHST), a leading provider of software and strategic services designed to optimize clinical drug development, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2006, both ended March 31, 2006. For the fourth quarter, revenue was $5.4 million, compared with revenue of $6.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005. For the 2006 fiscal year, revenue was $22.7 million, a slight increase compared with $22.6 million reported for fiscal 2005.
For the fiscal year, we achieved financial results that were in-line with our most recent guidance, said Shawn M. OConnor, president and chief executive officer. Although our fourth quarter software revenue grew at a rate of 4% year-over-year, we achieved a 40% increase in license revenue year-over-year and entered into one new Pharsight® Knowledgebase Server (PKS) license agreement. For the year, we achieved software revenue growth of 11%, expanding our PKS customer base from 13 to 16 and our Drug Model Explorer (DMX®) customer base from two to five. We believe this growth is a tangible result of the investments weve made in our sales and marketing programs.
Our strategic consulting services business achieved revenue growth of 47% during the fourth quarter, compared with the third quarter, continued Mr. OConnor. While fourth quarter and full-year strategic consulting services revenue was down compared with last year due to the slowdown in new projects at one of our largest customers, we saw a shift this quarter in the revenue dependency away from our two largest customers. Services revenue from these two customers was less than 50% of total strategic consulting services revenue this quarter as revenue from all other customers grew 68% this quarter compared to last quarter. This revenue diversification reduces our dependency on just a few large customers and is another example of the results we are seeing from our sales and marketing investments made during the year. With a continued focus on customer development in the strategic consulting services business, we remain confident that the sequential revenue momentum that we began to experience this quarter can continue into fiscal 2007.
Fiscal 2007 Guidance
Based upon its current outlook, the Company is providing the following guidance for its 2007 fiscal year:
With our pipeline of software deployments and consulting projects, as well as our current software contracts, we believe we can achieve an annual growth rate in the 10% to 15% range, said Will Frederick, senior vice president and chief financial officer. While we believe we can achieve positive net income for the year, we do expect to see stronger revenue results in the second half of the year compared with the first, and our goal will be to achieve profitability for each quarter during the fiscal year.
We achieved positive annual net cash flow for the second consecutive fiscal year, continued Mr. Frederick. We believe we will once again achieve positive net cash flow for fiscal 2007, however, our quarterly cash flow may fluctuate based upon the timing of large software installations and strategic consulting projects, concluded Mr. Frederick.
The net income guidance for fiscal 2007 excludes any potential impact from the preferred stock dividend payable to preferred stockholders. The Companys preferred stockholders may elect to receive their dividend payments in the form of Series B Preferred shares instead of cash. The fair market value of such dividends if paid in the form of shares may fluctuate and may be greater or lesser than the stated value of the Series B Preferred shares.
The net income guidance also excludes any potential pre-tax impact from the adoption of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) 123R in fiscal 2007. The adoption of SFAS 123R will have a significant impact on the Companys result of operations, although it will have no impact on its overall financial position. The impact of adoption of SFAS 123R cannot be predicted at this time because it will, among other factors, depend on levels of share-based payments granted in the future.
While Pharsight expects that over the long-term revenues and gross margin in its software business will increase in response to customer demand, the revenues and gross margin in individual quarters may fluctuate significantly in the future based upon timing of completion of large software installations and related revenue recognition.
Additional Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2006 Financial Results
Gross margin in the fourth quarter of 2006 remained constant with gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2005 at 64%. Gross margin for the fiscal year also remained constant with gross margin for the prior fiscal year at 66%.
Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $261,000, compared with net income of $807,000 for the same period in fiscal 2005. Net loss attributable to common stockholders during the fiscal fourth quarter was $450,000, compared with net income attributable to common stockholders of $662,000 in the fourth quarter of the previous fiscal year. Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders were both $0.02, compared with basic and diluted net income per share of $0.03 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005.
Net income for the 2006 fiscal year was $530,000 compared with net income of $2.7 million for fiscal 2005. Net loss attributable to common stockholders for fiscal 2006 was $208,000 compared with net income attributable to common stockholders of $2.1 million for fiscal 2005. Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders were both $0.01 for fiscal 2006, compared with basic and diluted net income per share for fiscal 2005 of $0.11 and $0.10, respectively.
The quarter and fiscal year period year-over-year decreases in net income were primarily due to lower strategic consulting services revenue as well as investments in sales, marketing and research and development. These planned investments also contributed to the year-over-year increases in operating expenses for the quarter and fiscal year periods.
Pharsights recent highlights in its software and strategic consulting business units include the release of new software products, new enterprise software engagements, new consulting engagements, and expanded relationships with existing customers:
Strategic Consulting Services
Over the past two years we have seen increasing evidence that modeling and simulation can meaningfully drive efficiencies in the drug development process, continued Mr. OConnor. In the FDA, academic medicine, and leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide, our products, services and methodologies continue to gain mindshare. As more key industry opinion leaders continue to utilize our products and services, we are building a track record illustrating the tangible benefits Pharsight delivers its customers. By utilizing Pharsight products and services, our customers can enhance the development process by maximizing opportunities to conduct successful clinical trials, thus reducing costs and accelerating commercial and therapeutic benefit. Based upon feedback from existing and potential customers, we believe we have strong opportunities to further expand our global drug development clientele.
Cash & Liquidity
Pharsight ended the 2006 fiscal year with cash and cash equivalents of $10.8 million compared with $10.6 million at the end of the prior fiscal year.
Pharsight management will host a conference call and webcast tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss the Companys fourth quarter and fiscal 2006 results, outlook for fiscal year 2007 and current corporate developments. The dial-in number for the conference call is 800-240-4186 for domestic participants and 303-262-2143 for international participants. To access the live webcast of the call, go to Pharsights website at www.pharsight.com and click on the About Pharsight icon. The webcast can then be accessed under the Investor Relations section.
A taped replay of the conference call will also be available beginning approximately one hour after the calls conclusion and will remain available through midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 and can be accessed by dialing 800-405-2236 for domestic callers and 303-590-3000 for international callers. To access the domestic or international replay, callers should use pass code 11058659#.
About Pharsight Corporation
Pharsight Corporation (OTCBB:PHST) develops and markets products and services that help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies improve their decision-making in drug development and commercialization. By integrating scientific, clinical and business decision criteria into a dynamic, model-based methodology, Pharsight helps its customers optimize the value of their drug development programs and portfolios from discovery to post-launch marketing and any point in between. Pharsight uses computer-based drug-disease models, dynamic predictive market models, clinical trial simulation and advanced valuation models to create a continuously evolving view of its customers development efforts and product portfolios. This enables decision makers to make explicit value-driven trade-offs throughout the development and commercialization process. Pharsight Corporation is headquartered in Mountain View, California. Information about Pharsight is available at www.pharsight.com.
This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our growth opportunities and market position, the demand and market for our products and services, the anticipated performance of our products and the expected benefits to customer from use of our products or services, our customer base, our operating or cost efficiencies, and our expectations for revenue, gross margin, net cash flow and net income for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the following: general market and business conditions, uncertainties involved in pharmaceutical drug development, changes in government regulation of the pharmaceutical industry, changes in the demand for Pharsights products and services, changes in Pharsights research and development focus or operating strategies, the failure to develop new products and services or to keep pace with technological changes, the failure of Pharsights products and services to meet customers expectations and the failure of the market for Pharsights products and services to develop as expected, or for new customers beyond large pharmaceutical customers, who form a large component of the Pharsights client base, to adopt Pharsights solutions. Further information on potential factors that could affect actual results is included in Pharsights Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 13, 2006. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Pharsight as of the date hereof, and Pharsight assumes no obligation to update such statements, whether as a result of new developments or otherwise.
Pharsight, Pharsight Knowledgebase Server, PKS, PKS Validation Suite, Drug Model Explorer, DMX, WinNonlin, WNL Validation Suite and Trial Simulator are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pharsight Corporation.
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