Shipments of Key Fertility Medication Have Resumed
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Progyny, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGNY) (“Progyny” or the “Company”), a leading benefits management company specializing in fertility and family building benefits solutions, today announced that it is raising its financial guidance for the fourth quarter and full year period ending December 31, 2022, in light of the resumption in the deliveries of Menopur®, a commonly prescribed fertility medication, following the previously disclosed industry-wide shortage in the supply of that medication.
During its earnings call on November 3, 2022, the Company disclosed that the shortage of this medication was expected to impact its fourth quarter results, given the different unit economics associated with the medications that would be used as alternatives by Progyny members while continuing to pursue their treatments.
As disclosed on the call, the Company’s financial guidance for the fourth quarter at that time had assumed that Menopur would not be available for the remainder of 2022. Given the need to dispense medication in advance of scheduled fertility treatment cycles, the significant majority of the dispensing for the cycles that were expected to be impacted by the shortage has already occurred. Accordingly, the Company is increasing its guidance to reflect the positive impact now expected in the fourth quarter. The Company expects that historical prescribing and dispensing patterns will resume by the end of 2022.
“We are pleased to see that this matter was resolved quickly and without impact to members’ treatment utilization,” said Pete Anevski, Progyny’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to enter 2023 with more than 370 clients, whose 5.4 million members will have the coverage, support and access to the full range of medications they need as they pursue their fertility and family building journeys.”
The Company is providing the following updated financial guidance for both the full year and the three-month period ending December 31, 2022:
- Full Year 2022 Outlook:
- Revenue is now projected to be $781.5 million to $786.5 million, reflecting growth of 56% to 57%
- Net income is projected to be $28.5 million to $29.5 million, or $0.28 to $0.29 per diluted share, on the basis of approximately 100 million assumed weighted-average fully diluted-shares outstanding
- Adjusted EBITDA1 is projected to be $124.0 million to $125.5 million
- Fourth Quarter of 2022 Outlook:
- Revenue is projected to be $208.9 million to $213.9 million, reflecting growth of 64% to 68%
- Net income is projected to be $1.5 million to $2.5 million, or $0.02 to $0.03 per diluted share, on the basis of approximately 100 million assumed weighted-average fully diluted-shares outstanding
- Adjusted EBITDA1 is projected to be $31.4 million to $32.9 million
- Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not required by, or presented in accordance with, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Please review the information under “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” in this release for additional information regarding Adjusted EBITDA, as well as the reconciliation below of forward-looking Adjusted EBITDA to forward-looking net income, the most directly comparable financial measure stated in accordance with GAAP for the period presented.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Guidance for the Three Months Ending December 31, 2022 and Year Ending December 31, 2022
|Three Months Ending
December 31, 2022
December 31, 2022
|Depreciation and amortization||445||445||1,600||1,600|
|Stock-based compensation expense||29,049||29,049||100,500||100,500|
|Other income, net||(235||)||(235||)||(500||)||(500||)|
|Provision (benefit) for income taxes||600||1,100||(6,050||)||(5,550||)|
* All of the numbers in the table above reflect our future outlook as of the date hereof. Net income and Adjusted EBITDA ranges do not reflect any estimate for other potential activities and transactions, nor do they contemplate any discrete income tax items, including the income tax impact related to equity compensation activity.
Progyny (Nasdaq: PGNY) is a leading fertility benefits management company. We are redefining fertility and family building benefits, proving that a comprehensive and inclusive solution can simultaneously benefit employers, patients, and physicians.
Our benefits solution empowers patients with education and guidance from a dedicated Patient Care Advocate (PCA), provides access to a premier network of fertility specialists using the latest science and technologies, reduces healthcare costs for the nation’s leading employers, and drives optimal clinical outcomes. We envision a world where anyone who wants to have a child can do so.
Headquartered in New York City, Progyny has been recognized for its leadership and growth by CNBC Disruptor 50, Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Financial Times, INC. 5000, and Crain’s Fast 50 for NYC. For more information, visit www.progyny.com.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measure
In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, this press release includes the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental financial measure that is not required by, or presented in accordance with, GAAP. We believe that this non-GAAP measure, when taken together with our GAAP financial results, provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our operating performance and facilitates internal comparisons of our historical operating performance on a more consistent basis by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of our business, results of operations or outlook. In particular, we believe that the use of Adjusted EBITDA is helpful to our investors as it is a measure used by management in assessing the health of our business, determining incentive compensation, evaluating our operating performance, and for internal planning and forecasting purposes.
Adjusted EBITDA is presented for supplemental informational purposes only, has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. Some of the limitations of Adjusted EBITDA include: (1) it does not properly reflect capital commitments to be paid in the future; (2) although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the underlying assets may need to be replaced and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect these capital expenditures; (3) it does not consider the impact of stock-based compensation expense; (4) it does not reflect other non-operating income and expenses, including other income, net and interest (income) expense, net; (5) it does not reflect tax payments that may represent a reduction in cash available to us. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies because they may not calculate such measures in the same manner as we calculate Adjusted EBITDA, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these limitations, when evaluating our performance, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including our net income and our other GAAP results.
We calculate Adjusted EBITDA as net income, adjusted to exclude depreciation and amortization; stock-based compensation expense; other income, net; interest income, net; and benefit for income taxes. Please see “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Guidance for the Three Months Ending December 31, 2022 and Year Ending December 31, 2022” elsewhere in this press release.
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