Albany Molecular Research
ALBANY MOLECULAR RESEARCH INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 05/08/2015 15:52:16)

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

x   QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
     
For the Quarterly Period Ended March 31, 2015
     
     
¨   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from               to

 

Commission file number: 001-3356220

 

ALBANY MOLECULAR RESEARCH, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

DELAWARE   14-1742717
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)

 

26 Corporate Circle

Albany, New York 12212

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(518) 512-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Yes    x   No    ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

 

Yes    x   No    ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ¨   Accelerated filer x  
Non-accelerated filer ¨   Smaller reporting company ¨  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Yes    ¨   No    x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

Class   Outstanding at April 30, 2015  
Common Stock, $.01 par value   33,118,416 excluding treasury shares of 5,496,150  
       
 

 

 
 

 

ALBANY MOLECULAR RESEARCH, INC.

INDEX

 

Part I.   Financial Information 3
           
    Item 1.   Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) 3
           
        Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 3
        Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income 4
        Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 5
        Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows 6
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 7
           
    Item 2.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 22
           
    Item 3.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 30
           
    Item 4.   Controls and Procedures 30
           
Part II.   Other Information 31
           
    Item 1.   Legal Proceedings 31
           
    Item 1A.   Risk Factors 31
           
    Item 2.   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 31
           
    Item 6.   Exhibits 32
           
Signatures     33
           
Exhibit Index      

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.       Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

Albany Molecular Research, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended  
(Dollars in thousands, except for per share data)   March 31, 2015     March 31, 2014  
             
Contract revenue   $ 75,131     $ 51,038  
Recurring royalties     6,685       8,283  
Total revenue     81,816       59,321  
                 
Cost of contract revenue     58,139       41,610  
Technology incentive award     382       593  
Research and development     490       79  
Selling, general and administrative     17,474       10,629  
Postretirement benefit plan settlement gain    

      (1,285 )
Restructuring charges     1,487       230  
Impairment charges     2,615      

 
Total operating expenses     80,587       51,856  
                 
Income from operations     1,229       7,465  
                 
Interest expense, net     (3,036 )     (2,616 )
Other income (expense), net     469       (40 )
                 
(Loss) income before income tax expense     (1,338 )     4,809  
                 
Income tax expense     885       1,309  
                 
Net (loss) income   $ (2,223 )   $ 3,500  
                 
Basic and diluted (loss) income per share   $ (0.07 )   $ 0.11  

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Albany Molecular Research, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income

(unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2015     2014  
Net (loss) income   $ (2,223 )   $ 3,500  
Foreign currency translation (loss) gain     (1,146 )     644  
Net actuarial gain related to pension and postretirement benefits     154       85  
Total comprehensive (loss) income   $ (3,215 )   $ 4,229  

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Albany Molecular Research, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)

 

(Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share data)   March 31,
2015
    December 31,
2014
 
Assets                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 28,515     $ 46,995  
Restricted cash     3,675       4,052  
Accounts receivable, net     78,432       72,123  
Royalty income receivable     6,779       5,061  
Income tax receivable     2,465        
Inventory     53,504       49,880  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     12,957       10,558  
Deferred income taxes     2,312       2,343  
Property and equipment held for sale     1,132        
Total current assets     189,771       191,012  
                 
Property and equipment, net     176,997       165,475  
Notes hedges     65,363       58,928  
Goodwill     92,859       61,778  
Intangible assets and patents, net     39,966       32,548  
Deferred income taxes     1,041       4,884  
Other assets     5,145       5,328  
Total assets   $ 571,142     $ 519,953  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 42,844     $ 35,757  
Deferred revenue and licensing fees     9,848       11,171  
Arbitration reserve           327  
Income taxes payable           350  
Accrued pension benefits     651       638  
Current installments of long-term debt     413       447  
Total current liabilities     53,756       48,690  
Long-term liabilities:                
Long-term debt, excluding current installments     200,493       159,980  
Notes conversion derivative     65,363       58,928  
Pension and postretirement benefits     7,941       8,167  
Other long-term liabilities     1,714       2,366  
Total liabilities     329,267       278,131  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders’ equity:                
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 2,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding            
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000 shares authorized, 38,598 shares issued as of March 31, 2015 and 38,098 shares issued as of December 31, 2014     386       381  
Additional paid-in capital     247,614       243,874  
Retained earnings     77,409       79,632  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net     (15,426 )     (14,434 )
      309,983       309,453  
Less, treasury shares at cost, 5,495 shares as of March 31, 2015 and 5,465 shares as of December 31, 2014     (68,108 )     (67,631 )
Total stockholders’ equity     241,875       241,822  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 571,142     $ 519,953  

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Albany Molecular Research, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended  
(Dollars in thousands)   March 31, 2015     March 31, 2014  
             
Operating activities                
Net (loss) income   $ (2,223 )   $ 3,500  
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
Depreciation and intangible amortization     5,486       3,761  
Deferred financing amortization     267       301  
Accretion of discount on long-term debt     1,513       1,394  
Deferred income taxes     303       458  
Loss on disposal of property and equipment     84       48  
Impairment charges     2,615      

 
Stock-based compensation expense     1,555       933  
Gain on settlement of post-retirement liability    

-

      (1,285 )
Excess tax benefit of stock option exercises     (1,153 )     (635 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities that provide (use) cash, net of impact of business combinations:                
Accounts receivable     1,186       (6,166 )
Royalty income receivable     (1,718 )     (844 )
Inventory     (3,380 )     (3,288 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets     (1,784 )     (892 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     3,667       (4,543 )
Income taxes     1,678       (1,015 )
Deferred revenue and licensing fees     (3,817 )     249  
Pension and postretirement benefits     24       (47 )
Other long-term liabilities     68       (2 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     4,371       (8,073 )
                 
Investing activities                
Purchase of businesses, net of cash acquired     (59,317 )    

 
Purchases of property and equipment     (4,127 )     (2,952 )
Payments for patent applications and other costs     (54 )     (102 )
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment     31      
Net cash used in investing activities     (63,467 )     (3,054 )
                 
Financing activities                
Borrowings on long-term debt     39,000      

 
Principal payments on long-term debt     (34 )     (180 )
Deferred financing costs     23       (154 )
Change in restricted cash     377       179  
Proceeds from sale of common stock     1,038       1,344  
Purchases of treasury stock     (477 )     (314 )
Excess tax benefit of stock option exercises     1,153       635  
Net cash provided by financing activities     41,080       1,510  
                 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (464 )     312  
                 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents     (18,480 )     (9,305 )
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     46,995       175,928  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 28,515     $ 166,623  

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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(All amounts in thousands, except per share amounts, unless otherwise noted)

 

Note 1 — Summary of Operations and Significant Accounting Policies

Nature of Business and Operations

 

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (the “Company”) is a leading global contract research and manufacturing organization providing customers fully integrated drug discovery, development, and manufacturing services. We supply a broad range of services and technologies supporting the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, the manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (“API”) and the manufacturing of drug product for new and generic drugs, as well as research, development and manufacturing for the agrochemical and other industries. With locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia, we maintain geographic proximity to our customers and flexible cost models.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. In accordance with Rule 10-01, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for complete consolidated financial statements. The year-end condensed consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals and adjustments) considered necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim period have been included. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2015. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries as of March 31, 2015. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated during consolidation. Assets and liabilities of non-U.S. operations are translated at period-end rates of exchange, and the statements of operations are translated at the average rates of exchange for the period. Unrealized gains or losses resulting from translating non-U.S. currency financial statements are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. When necessary, prior years’ unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.

 

Use of Management Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities, at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The most significant estimates included in the accompanying consolidated financial statements include assumptions regarding the valuation of inventory, intangible assets, and long-lived assets and assumptions associated with our accounting for business combinations. Other significant estimates include assumptions utilized in determining actuarial obligations in conjunction with the Company’s pension and postretirement health plans, the amount and realizabilty of deferred tax assets, assumptions utilized in determining stock-based compensation, as well as those utilized in determining the value of both the notes hedges and the notes conversion derivative and the assumptions related to the collectability of receivables. Actual results can vary from these estimates.

 

Contract Revenue Recognition

 

The Company’s contract revenue consists primarily of amounts earned under contracts with third-party customers and reimbursed expenses under such contracts. Reimbursed expenses consist of chemicals and other project specific costs. The Company also seeks to include provisions in certain contracts that contain a combination of up-front licensing fees, milestone and royalty payments should the Company’s proprietary technology and expertise lead to the discovery of new products that become commercial. Generally, the Company’s contracts may be terminated by the customer upon 30 days’ to two years’ prior notice, depending on the terms and/or size of the contract. The Company analyzes its agreements to determine whether the elements can be separated and accounted for individually or as a single unit of accounting in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (the “FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 605-25, “Revenue Arrangements with Multiple Deliverables,” and Staff Accounting Bulletin (“SAB”) 104, “Revenue Recognition”. Allocation of revenue to individual elements that qualify for separate accounting is based on the separate selling prices determined for each component, and total contract consideration is then allocated pro rata across the components of the arrangement. If separate selling prices are not available, the Company will use its best estimate of such selling prices, consistent with the overall pricing strategy and after consideration of relevant market factors.

 

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The Company generates contract revenue under the following types of contracts:

 

Fixed-Fee . Under a fixed-fee contract, the Company charges a fixed agreed upon amount for a deliverable. Fixed-fee contracts have fixed deliverables upon completion of the project. Typically, the Company recognizes revenue for fixed-fee contracts after projects are completed, delivery is made and title transfers to the customer, and collection is reasonably assured. In certain instances, the Company’s customers request that the Company retain materials produced upon completion of the project due to the fact that the customer does not have a qualified facility to store those materials or for other reasons. In these instances, the revenue recognition process is considered complete when project documents have been delivered to the customer, as required under the arrangement, or other customer-specific contractual conditions have been satisfied.

 

Full-time Equivalent (“FTE”).  An FTE agreement establishes the number of Company employees contracted for a project or a series of projects, the duration of the contract period, the price per FTE, plus an allowance for chemicals and other project specific costs, which may or may not be incorporated in the FTE rate. FTE contracts can run in one month increments, but typically have terms of six months or longer. FTE contracts typically provide for annual adjustments in billing rates for the scientists assigned to the contract.

 

These contracts involve the Company’s scientists providing services on a “best efforts” basis on a project that may involve a research component with a timeframe or outcome that has some level of unpredictability. There are no fixed deliverables that must be met for payment as part of these services. As such, the Company recognizes revenue under FTE contracts on a monthly basis as services are performed according to the terms of the contract.

 

Time and Materials.  Under a time and materials contract, the Company charges customers an hourly rate plus reimbursement for chemicals and other project specific costs. The Company recognizes revenue for time and material contracts based on the number of hours devoted to the project multiplied by the customer’s billing rate plus other project specific costs incurred.

 

Recurring Royalty and Milestone Revenues

 

Recurring Royalty Revenue . Recurring royalties include royalties under a license agreement with Sanofi based on the worldwide net sales of fexofenadine HCl, marketed as Allegra in the Americas and Telfast elsewhere, as well as on sales of Sanofi’s authorized or licensed generics and sales by certain authorized sub-licensees. The Company records royalty revenue in the period in which the net sales of Allegra/Telfast occur, because it can reasonably estimate such royalties. Royalty payments from Sanofi are due within 45 days after each calendar quarter and are determined based on net sales of Allegra/Telfast and Teva Pharmaceuticals’ net sales of generic D-12 in that quarter. The Allegra royalties will cease in the second quarter of 2015. The Company receives additional royalties in conjunction with a Development and Supply Agreement with Actavis, Inc. (“Actavis”). These royalties are earned on net sales of generic products sold by Actavis. The Company records royalty revenue in the period in which the net sales of this product occur. Royalty payments from Actavis are due within 60 days after each calendar quarter and are determined based on sales of the qualifying products in that quarter.

 

Up-Front License Fees and Milestone Revenue . The Company recognizes revenue from up-front non-refundable licensing fees on a straight-line basis over the period of the underlying project. The Company will recognize revenue arising from a substantive milestone payment upon the successful achievement of the event, and the resolution of any uncertainties or contingencies regarding potential collection of the related payment, or if appropriate over the remaining term of the agreement.

 

Proprietary Drug Development Arrangements

 

The Company has discovered and conducted the early development of several new drug candidates, with a view to out- licensing these candidates to partners for further development in return for a potential combination of up-front license fees, milestone payments and recurring royalty payments if compounds resulting from our intellectual property are successfully developed into new drugs and reach the market.

 

On October 20, 2005, the Company entered into a License and Research Agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb (“BMS”) for a program of compounds that encompass biogenic amine reuptake inhibitors in development for the treatment of depression and other central nervous system disorders. As amended, the agreement is referred to herein as the “BMS Agreement”.

 

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In 2013, BMS announced the cessation of its commercialization activities regarding the assets under the license. We are engaged in ongoing discussions with BMS as to the disposition of these assets, which may or may not result in future payments to us under the BMS agreement. From our entry into this BMS agreement through March 31, 2015, we have recorded $15.5 million from achieving certain milestones with BMS.

 

On December 20, 2010, the Company entered into a Research Collaboration and License Agreement with Genentech, Inc. (“Genentech”) (the “Genentech Agreement”, and collectively with the BMS Agreement, the “Agreements”) for a family of antibacterial compounds discovered from the Company’s proprietary research of its natural products sample collection.

 

Under the terms of the Agreements, the Company received upfront licensing fees and research funding to further develop the licensed compounds. In addition, the Company is eligible to receive development and regulatory milestones for each licensed compound, as well as royalties on sales of commercialized compounds if any.

 

In 2014, Genentech notified the Company that it was discontinuing its development of the licensed compounds. The viability of this program is currently under consideration by Genentech; accordingly, this program may or may not result in future payments to us.

 

Generic Parenteral Drug Product Arrangements

 

In 2014, the Company entered into development and supply agreements with (“the Genovi Agreements”) Genovi Pharmaceuticals Limited (“Genovi”), to manufacture select generic parenteral drug products for registration and subsequent commercialization in the U.S., Europe, and select emerging markets.

 

Under the terms of the Genovi Agreements, the Company may receive up to $3,236 in milestone payments for each drug product candidate upon achievement of certain development milestones, including technology transfer activities, analytical development, and manufacture of regulatory submission batches.

 

Following U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, the Company will supply generic parenteral drug products to Genovi pursuant to the Genovi Agreements, and for certain of these products, receive payments based on Genovi's sales of such products.

 

The Company has determined the milestones contained in these Agreements to be substantive milestones in accordance with ASC 605-28-25, “Revenue Recognition – Milestone Method” (“ASC 605”). In evaluating the milestones included in the Agreements, the Company considered the following:

 

· The Company considered each individual milestone to be commensurate with the enhanced value of the underlying licensed intellectual property or drug product candidate as they are advanced from the development stage to a commercialized product, and considered them to be reasonable when evaluated in relation to the total agreement consideration, including other milestones.

 

· The milestones are deemed to relate solely to past performance, as each milestone is payable to the Company only after the achievement of the related event defined in the agreement, and is not refundable if additional future success events do not occur.

 

For both the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, we have not recognized any revenue in milestone payments as contract revenue under the Genovi Agreements.

 

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

 

Cash equivalents consist of money market accounts and overnight deposits. For purposes of the consolidated statements of cash flows, the Company considers all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents.

 

Restricted cash balances at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2015, are required as collateral for the letters of credit associated with our debt agreements.

 

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Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company assesses the impairment of a long-lived asset group whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that its carrying value may not be recoverable. Factors the Company considers important that could trigger an impairment review include, among others, the following:

 

· a significant change in the extent or manner in which a long-lived asset group is being used;

 

· a significant change in the business climate that could affect the value of a long-lived asset group; or

 

· a significant decrease in the market value of assets.

 

If the Company determines that the carrying value of long-lived assets may not be recoverable, based upon the existence of one or more of the above indicators of impairment, the Company compares the carrying value of the asset group to the undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated by the asset group. If the carrying value exceeds the undiscounted cash flows, an impairment charge is indicated. An impairment charge is recognized to the extent that the carrying amount of the asset group exceeds its fair value and will reduce only the carrying amounts of the long-lived assets.

 

Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

 

The Company accounts for derivatives in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 815, “Derivatives and Hedging”, which establishes accounting and reporting standards requiring that derivative instruments be recorded on the balance sheet as either an asset or a liability measured at fair value. Additionally, changes in the derivative’s fair value shall be recognized currently in earnings unless specific hedge accounting criteria are met.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, “Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs,” which updated guidance to clarify the required presentation of debt issuance costs.   The amended guidance requires that debt issuance costs be presented in the balance sheet as a direct reduction from the carrying amount of the recognized debt liability, consistent with the treatment of debt discounts.   Amortization of debt issuance costs is to be reported as interest expense.   The recognition and measurement guidance for debt issuance costs are not affected by the updated guidance. The updated guidance is effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015.   Early adoption is permitted.  The Company does not expect this ASU to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-12, "Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could Be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period." This ASU requires that a performance target that affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period, be treated as a performance condition. The performance target should not be reflected in estimating the grant-date fair value of the award. Compensation cost should be recognized in the period in which it becomes probable that the performance target will be achieved and should represent the compensation cost attributable to the period(s) for which the requisite service has already been rendered. If the performance target becomes probable of being achieved before the end of the requisite service period, the remaining unrecognized compensation cost should be recognized prospectively over the remaining requisite service period. The total amount of compensation cost recognized during and after the requisite service period should reflect the number of awards that are expected to vest and should be adjusted to reflect those awards that ultimately vest. The requisite service period ends when the employee can cease rendering service and still be eligible to vest in the award if the performance target is achieved. This ASU is effective for annual periods and interim periods within those annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015. Earlier adoption is permitted. The Company does not expect this ASU to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers: (Topic 606)." This ASU affects any entity that either enters into contracts with customers to transfer goods or services or enters into contracts for the transfer of nonfinancial assets unless those contracts are within the scope of other standards (e.g., insurance contracts or lease contracts). This ASU will supersede the revenue recognition requirements in ASC Topic 605, "Revenue Recognition," and most industry-specific guidance. In addition, the existing requirements for the recognition of a gain or loss on the transfer of nonfinancial assets that are not in a contract with a customer (e.g., assets within the scope of ASC Topic 360, "Property, Plant, and Equipment," and intangible assets within the scope of ASC Topic 350, "Intangibles-Goodwill and Other") are amended to be consistent with the guidance on recognition and measurement (including the constraint on revenue) in this ASU. The core principle of the guidance is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The amendments in this ASU are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is not permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.

 

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Note 2 — Earnings Per Share

 

The shares used in the computation of the Company’s basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share are as follows:

 

    Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    2015     2014  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic     32,827       31,282  
Dilutive effect of share-based compensation           1,073  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted     32,827       32,355  

 

The Company has excluded certain outstanding stock options, non-vested restricted stock and warrants from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2014 because of anti-dilutive effects. The Company has excluded all stock options and non-vested restricted shares from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2015 because the net loss causes these outstanding stock options and non-vested restricted shares to be anti-dilutive. The weighted average number of anti-dilutive common equivalents outstanding (before the effects of the treasury stock method) was 12,294 and 10,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. These amounts are not included in the calculation of weighted average common shares outstanding.

 

Note 3 – Business Acquisitions

 

On January 8, 2015 the Company completed the purchase of all of the outstanding equity interests of Aptuit's Glasgow, UK business (“Glasgow”) for total consideration of $23,467. The Glasgow facility will extend the company’s capabilities to sterile injectable drug product pre-formulation, formulation and clinical stage manufacturing. Glasgow has been assigned to the Drug Product segment.

 

The following table summarizes the preliminary allocation of the purchase price to the fair value of the net assets acquired:

 

    January 8, 2015  
Assets Acquired        
Accounts receivable   $ 3,395  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     259  
Inventory     1,479  
Property and equipment     4,285  
Intangible assets     4,700  
Goodwill     13,324  
Other long term assets     33  
Total assets acquired   $ 27,475  
         
Liabilities Assumed        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 1,544  
Deferred revenue     2,276  
Other long-term liabilities     188  
Total liabilities assumed     4,008  
Net assets acquired   $ 23,467  

 

The goodwill of $13,324 is primarily attributed to the synergies expected to arise after the acquisition and is not deductible for tax purposes.

 

On February 13, 2015 the Company completed the purchase of assets and assumed certain liabilities of Aptuit's SSCI/West Lafayette, Indiana business (“SSCI”) for total consideration of $35,850. SSCI brings extensive material science knowledge and technology and expands the Company’s capabilities in analytical testing to include peptides, proteins and oligonucleotides. SSCI has been assigned to the Discovery and Development Services (“DDS”) segment.

 

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The following table summarizes the preliminary allocation of the purchase price to the fair value of the net assets acquired:

 

    February 13,
2015
 
Assets Acquired        
Accounts receivable   $ 2,327  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     801  
Property and equipment     12,026  
Intangible assets     3,560  
Goodwill     17,830  
Other long term assets     171  
Total assets acquired   $ 36,715  
         
Liabilities Assumed        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 647  
Deferred revenue     218  
Total liabilities assumed     865  
Net assets acquired   $ 35,850  

 

The goodwill of $17,830 is primarily attributed to the synergies expected to arise after the acquisition and is deductible for tax purposes.

 

For both Glasgow and SSCI, final valuations will be completed to determine the fair value of the acquired property and equipment and any potential identifiable intangibles, which may result in changes to the above preliminary estimated fair values, as well as changes to the allocated goodwill.

 

Revenue and net income from Glasgow for the period January 9, 2015 to March 31, 2015 was $3,959 and $1,096, respectively. Revenue and net income from SSCI for the period February 13, 2015 to March 31, 2015 was $1,961 and $224, respectively.

 

The following table shows the unaudited combined condensed pro forma statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, as if the Glasgow and SSCI acquisitions had occurred on January 1, 2014. This pro forma information does not purport to represent what the Company’s actual results would have been if the acquisitions had occurred as of the date indicated or what such results would be for any future periods.

 

    Three months ended March 31,  
    2015     2014  
    (Unaudited)  
Total revenues   $ 89,248     $ 64,708  
Net (loss) income     (471 )     2,301  
(Loss) Earnings per share:                
Basic   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.07  
Diluted   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.07  

 

For the three month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, pre-tax net loss(income) was adjusted by reducing expenses by $985 for acquisition related costs and by increasing expenses by $985 for acquisition related costs.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2015 pre-tax net loss was adjusted by increasing expenses by $168 for purchase accounting related depreciation and amortization. For the three months ended March 31, 2014 pre-tax net income was adjusted by increasing expenses by $471 for purchase accounting related depreciation and amortization.

 

The Company funded the acquisitions of SSCI and Glasgow utilizing the proceeds from a $75,000 senior secured credit agreement that was completed in October of 2014. The Company did not have sufficient cash on hand to complete these acquisitions as of January 1, 2014. For the purposes of presenting the pro forma combined condensed statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company has included the assumption of bridge financing as of January 1, 2014 to fund the acquisition of SSCI and Glasgow as of that date. The pro forma combined condensed statement of operations for the three months reflects the recognition of interest expense on the assumed bridge financing for the period January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014, using the rate of interest that the Company paid on its senior secured credit facility. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, pre-tax net income was adjusted by $98 of pro forma interest expense on the senior secured facility to assume that the amount had been outstanding for the entire three month period. For the three months ended March 31, 2014, pre-tax net income was adjusted by $375 of pro forma interest expense on the senior secured facility.

 

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Note 4 — Inventory

 

Inventory consisted of the following as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014:

 

    March 31,
2015
    December 31,
2014
 
Raw materials   $ 23,418     $ 24,298  
Work in process     8,630       4,563  
Finished goods     21,456       21,019  
Total inventories, at cost   $ 53,504     $ 49,880  

 

Note 5 –Debt

 

The following table summarizes long-term debt:

 

    March 31,
2015
    December 31,
2014
 
Convertible senior notes, net of unamortized debt discount   $ 124,210     $ 122,696  
Revolving credit facility     74,000       35,000  
Industrial development authority bond     2,390       2,390  
Capital leases – equipment     303       336  
Other debt     3       5  
      200,906       160,427  
Less current portion     (413 )     (447 )
Total long-term debt   $ 200,493     $ 159,980  

 

The aggregate maturities of long-term debt, exclusive of unamortized debt discount of $25,790 at March 31, 2015, are as follows:

 

2015 (remaining)   $ 413  
2016     448  
2017     74,397  
2018     150,348  
2019     350  
Thereafter     740  
Total   $ 226,696  

 

Convertible Senior Notes

 

On December 4, 2013, the Company completed a private offering of $150,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.25% Cash Convertible Senior Notes (the “Notes”), dated as of December 4, 2013 between the Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee.  The Notes will mature on November 15, 2018, unless earlier repurchased or converted into cash in accordance with their terms prior to such date and interest is paid in arrears semiannually on each May 15 and November 15 at an annual rate of 2.25% beginning on May 15, 2014. The Notes were offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").

 

The Notes are not convertible into the Company's common stock or any other securities under any circumstances. Holders may convert their Notes solely into cash at their option at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding May 15, 2018 only under the following circumstances: (1) during any calendar quarter commencing after the calendar quarter ending on December 31, 2013 (and only during such calendar quarter), if the last reported sale price of the Company's common stock for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during a period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the last trading day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter is greater than or equal to 130% of the conversion price on each applicable trading day; (2) during the five business day period after any five consecutive trading day period in which the trading price per thousand dollars principal amount of Notes for each trading day of the measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of the Company's common stock and the conversion rate on each such trading day; or (3) upon the occurrence of specified corporate events. On or after May 15, 2018 until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date, holders may convert their Notes solely into cash at any time, regardless of the foregoing circumstances. Upon conversion, in lieu of receiving shares of the Company's common stock, a holder will receive, per thousand dollars principal amount of Notes, an amount in cash equal to the settlement amount, determined in the manner set forth in the indenture.

 

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The initial conversion rate is 63.9844   shares of the Company's common stock per thousand dollars principal amount of Notes (equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $15.63 per share of common stock). The conversion rate is subject to adjustment in some events as described in the Indenture but will not be adjusted for any accrued and unpaid interest. In addition, following certain corporate events that occur prior to the maturity date, the Company has agreed to pay a cash make-whole premium by increasing the conversion rate for a holder who elects to convert its Notes in connection with such a corporate event in certain circumstances as described in the indenture.

 

The Company may not redeem the Notes prior to the maturity date, and no sinking fund is provided for the Notes.

 

The cash conversion feature of the Notes (“Notes Conversion Derivative”) requires bifurcation from the Notes in accordance with ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging , and is accounted for as a derivative liability. The fair value of the Notes Conversion Derivative at the time of issuance of the Notes was $33,600 and was recorded as original debt discount for purposes of accounting for the debt component of the Notes. This discount is amortized as interest expense using the effective interest method over the term of the Notes. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company recorded $1,514 of amortization of the debt discount as interest expense based upon an effective rate of 7.69%.

 

The components of the Notes were as follows:

 

    March 31,
2015
    December 31,
2014
 
Principal amount   $ 150,000     $ 150,000  
Unamortized debt discount     25,790       27,304  
Net carrying amount of Notes   $ 124,210     $ 122,696  

 

In connection with the pricing of the Notes, on November 19, 2013, the Company entered into cash convertible note hedge transactions (“Notes Hedges”) relating to a notional number of shares of the Company's common stock underlying the Notes to be issued by the Company with two counterparties (the "Option Counterparties"). The Notes Hedges, which are cash-settled, are intended to reduce the Company’s exposure to potential cash payments that we are required to make upon conversion of the Notes in excess of the principal amount of converted notes if our common stock price exceeds the conversion price. The Notes Hedges are accounted for as a derivative instrument in accordance with ASC Topic 815. The aggregate cost of the note hedge transaction was $33,600.

 

At the same time, the Company also entered into separate warrant transactions with each of the Option Counterparties initially relating, in the aggregate, to 9,598 shares of the Company's common stock underlying the note hedge transactions. The cash convertible note hedge transactions are intended to offset cash payments due upon any conversion of the Notes. However, the warrant transactions could separately have a dilutive effect to the extent that the market price per share of the Company's common stock (as measured under the terms of the warrant transactions) exceeds the applicable strike price of the warrants. The initial strike price of the warrants is $18.9440   per share, which is 60% above the last reported sale price of the Company's common stock of $11.84 on November 19, 2013 and proceeds of $23,100 were received from the Option Counterparties from the sale of the warrants.

 

Aside from the initial payment of a $33,600 premium to the Option Counterparties, the Company is not required to make any cash payments to the Option Counterparties under the Note Hedges and will be entitled to receive from the Option Counterparties an amount of cash, generally equal to the amount by which the market price per share of common stock exceeds the strike price of the Note Hedges during the relevant valuation period. The strike price under the Note Hedges is initially equal to the conversion price of the Notes. Additionally, if the market price per share of the Company's common stock, as measured under the warrant transactions, exceeds the strike price of the warrants during the measurement period at the maturity of the warrants, the Company will be obligated to issue to the Option Counterparties a number of shares of the Company's common stock in an amount based on the excess of such market price per share of the Company's common stock over the strike price of the warrants. The Company will not receive any proceeds if the warrants are exercised.

 

Neither the Notes Conversion Derivative nor the Notes Hedges qualify for hedge accounting, thus any changes in the fair market value of the derivatives is recognized immediately in the statement of operations. As of March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014, the changes in fair market value of the Notes Conversion Derivative and the Notes Hedges were equal, therefore there was no change in fair market value that was recognized in the statement of operations.

 

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The following table summarizes the fair value and the presentation in the consolidated balance sheet:

 

    Location on Balance Sheet   March 31,
2015
    December 31,
2014
 
Notes Hedges   Other assets   $ 65,363     $ 58,928  
Notes Conversion Derivative   Other liabilities   $ (65,363 )   $ (58,928 )

 

Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility

 

In April 2012, the Company entered into a $20,000 credit facility consisting of a 4-year, $5,000 term loan and a $15,000 revolving line of credit. In April 2014, the Company utilized the balance of restricted cash to pay off the balance of the term loan, thereby eliminating the term loan liability. In June 2014, the Company terminated the credit agreement while still maintaining the letters of credit, thus requiring the Company to continue to maintain restricted cash to collateralize these letters of credit.

 

The balance required to be maintained as restricted cash must be at least 110% of the maximum potential amount of the outstanding letters of credit.  As of March 31, 2015, the Company had $3,123 of outstanding letters of credit secured by restricted cash.

 

On October 24, 2014, the Company entered into a $50,000 senior secured credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) consisting of a 3-year, $50,000 revolving credit facility, which includes a $15,000 sublimit for the issuance of standby letters of credit and a $5,000 sublimit for swing line loans. The Credit Agreement also included an accordion feature that, subject to securing additional commitments from existing lenders or new lending institutions, would have allowed the Company to increase the aggregate commitments under the Credit Agreement by up to $10,000. On December 23, 2014, the Credit Agreement was amended to increase the available commitment to $75,000, increasing and using the accordion feature in its entirety. The amount available to be borrowed under the Credit Agreement at March 31, 2015 was $40.

 

Borrowings made under the Credit Agreement bear interest at (a) the one-month, three-month or six-month LIBOR rate (the “LIBOR Rate”) or (b) a base rate determined by reference to the highest of (i) the Barclays Bank PLC prime rate, (ii) the United States federal funds rate plus 0.50% and (iii) a daily rate equal to the one-month LIBOR Rate plus 1.0% (the “Base Rate”), plus an applicable margin of 2.25% per annum for LIBOR Rate loans and 1.25% per annum for Base Rate loans. As of March 31, 2015 the interest rate on the Credit Agreement was 2.52%.

 

The Credit Agreement contains financial covenants, including maximum total leverage ratio and minimum consolidated current assets and extends for the remaining term of the agreement. As of March 31, 2015, the Company was in compliance with its current financial covenants.

 

IDA Bonds

 

The Company maintains variable interest rate industrial development authority (“IDA”) bonds due in increasing annual installments through 2021. Interest payments are due monthly with a current interest rate of 0.09% at March 31, 2015. The amount outstanding as of March 31, 2015 was $2,390.

 

Note 6 — Restructuring and Impairment

 

In April 2015, the Company announced a restructuring plan with respect to certain operations in the UK, within its Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (“API”) business segment. In connection with the restructuring plan, the Company expects to cease all operations at its Holywell, UK facility effective in the fourth quarter or before December 31, 2015. The Company recorded $1,263 reduction in force and termination benefits related to the UK facility during the three months ended March 31, 2015. The Company expects to incur cash charges related to other transition activities, in addition to non-cash fixed asset impairment and accelerated depreciation charges, the majority of which will be recognized within the first three quarters of 2015.

 

In conjunction with the Company’s actions to cease operations at its Holywell, UK facility, the Company also recorded property and equipment impairment charges of $2,550 in the API segment in the three months ended March 31, 2015. These charges are included under the caption “Impairment charges” on the Consolidated Statement of Operations. The Company is in the process of assessing which fixed assets will be transferred to other Company facilities. Equipment that will not be transferred or recovered through sale may be subject to accelerated depreciation over the remaining operating period of the facility.

 

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In the third quarter of 2014, the Company recorded restructuring charges related to optimizing the Singapore facility’s footprint. In April 2014, the Company announced a restructuring plan transitioning Discovery and Development Services (“DDS”) activities at its Syracuse, N.Y. site to other sites within AMRI and ceased operations in Syracuse, NY at the end of June 2014. The actions taken are consistent with the Company’s ongoing efforts to consolidate its facility resources to more effectively utilize its discovery and development resource pool and to further reduce its facility cost structure.

 

Restructuring charges for the three months ended March 31, 2015 were $1,487, consisting primarily of UK termination charges as well as, lease termination and other charges associated with the previously announced restructuring at our Singapore and Syracuse, NY facilities.

 

The following table displays the restructuring activity and liability balances for the three month period ended and as of March 31, 2015:

 

    Balance at
January 1, 2015
    Charges/
(reversals)
   

Amounts

Paid

    Foreign
Currency
Translation &
Other
Adjustments
   

Balance at
March 31,

2015

 
                               
Termination benefits and personnel realignment   $ 226     $ 1,256     $ (92 )   $

    $ 1,390  
Lease termination and relocation charges     3,280       103       (1,465 )     (45 )     1,873  
Other    

      128       (95 )    

      33  
Total   $ 3,506     $ 1,487     $ (1,652 )   $ (45 )   $ 3,296  

 

Termination benefits and personnel realignment costs related to severance packages, outplacement services, and career counseling for employees affected by the restructuring. Lease termination charges relate to estimated costs associated with exiting a facility, net of estimated sublease income.

 

Restructuring charges are included under the caption “Restructuring charges” in the consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 and the restructuring liabilities are included in “Accounts payable and accrued expenses” and “other long-term liabilities” on the consolidated balance sheets at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

 

Anticipated cash outflow related to the restructuring reserves as of March 31, 2015 for the remainder of 2015 is approximately $1,633.

 

The Company is currently marketing its Syracuse, NY facility for sale, within its DDS operating segment. The facility is classified as for held for sale in accordance with ASC Topic 360, “Property, Plant and Equipment”, as amended by ASU 2014-08, “Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Components of an Entity”. The long-lived assets associated with the Syracuse, NY facility have been segregated to a separate line item on the consolidated balance sheet until they are sold and depreciation expense on the location has ceased. The carrying value of the facility is $1,132 at March 31, 2015.

 

Note 7 — Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the three months ended March 31, 2015 were as follows:

 

    DDS     API     Drug Product     Total  
Balance as of December 31, 2014   $ -     $ 16,899     $ 44,879     $ 61,778  
Goodwill acquired     17,830       -       13,324       31,154  
Foreign exchange translation     -       -       (73 )     (73 )
Balance as of March 31, 2015   $ 17,830     $ 16,899     $ 58,130     $ 92,859  

 

The components of intangible assets are as follows:

 

    Cost     Impairment     Accumulated
Amortization
    Net     Amortization
Period
March 31, 2015                                    
Patents and Licensing Rights   $ 6,417     $ (65 )   $ (5,355 )   $ 997     2-16 years
Customer Relationships     39,415       -       (2,356 )     37,059     5-20 years
Trademarks     2,190       -       (280 )     1,910     5 years
Total   $ 48,022     $ (65 )   $ (7,991 )   $ 39,966      

 

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    Cost     Impairment     Accumulated
Amortization
    Net     Amortization
Period
December 31, 2014                                    
Patents and Licensing Rights   $ 4,716     $ (2,443 )   $ (1,781 )   $ 492     2-16 years
Customer Relationships     32,315       -       (1,679 )     30,636     5-20 years
Trademarks     1,600       -       (180 )     1,420     5 years
Total   $ 38,631     $ (2,443 )   $ (3,640 )   $ 32,548      

 

Amortization expense related to intangible assets was $750 and $111 for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The weighted average amortization period is 16.6 years.

 

The following chart represents estimated future annual amortization expense related to intangible assets:

 

Year  ending December 31,      
2015 (remaining)   $ 2,330  
2016     2,785  
2017     2,785  
2018     2,779  
2019     2,519  
Thereafter     26,768  
Total   $ 39,966  

 

Note 8 — Share-Based Compensation

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, the Company recognized total share based compensation cost of $1,555 and $933, respectively.

 

The Company grants share-based compensation, including restricted shares, under its 2008 Stock Option and Incentive Plan, as well as its 1998 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

 

Restricted Stock

 

A summary of unvested restricted stock activity during the three months ended March 31, 2015 is presented below:

 

    Number of
Shares
    Weighted
Average Grant Date
Fair Value Per
Share
 
Outstanding, January 1, 2015     923     $ 11.26  
Granted     352     $ 15.99  
Vested     (134 )   $ 9.91  
Forfeited     (74 )   $ 7.55  
Outstanding, March 31, 2015     1,067     $ 12.85  

 

As of March 31, 2015, there was $12,051 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested restricted shares. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 3.21 years. Of the 1,067 restricted shares outstanding, the Company currently expects 1,057 shares to vest.

 

Stock Options

 

The fair value of each stock option award is estimated at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes valuation model based on the following assumptions:

 

    For the Three Months Ended  
    March 31, 2015     March 31, 2014  
Expected life in years     5       5  
Risk free interest rate     1.59 %     1.52 %
Volatility     41.69 %     53.03 %
Dividend yield            

 

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A summary of stock option activity under the Company’s Stock Option and Incentive Plans during the three month period ended March 31, 2015 is presented below:

 

    Number of
Shares
    Weighted Average
Exercise
Price Per Share
    Weighted Average
Remaining
Contractual Term
(Years)
    Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding, January 1, 2015     1,804     $ 6.18                  
Granted     266     $ 16.93                  
Exercised     (194 )   $ 3.34                  
Forfeited     (138 )   $ 5.64                  
Expired                            
Outstanding, March 31, 2015     1,738     $ 6.05       7.15     $ 16,360  
Options exercisable, March 31, 2015     1,092     $ 8.18       6.16     $ 12,610  

 

The weighted average fair value of stock options granted for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 was $6.51 and $4.85, respectively. As of March 31, 2015, there was $2,915 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested stock options. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.94 years. Of the 1,738 stock options outstanding, the Company currently expects 1,706 options to vest.

 

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, 28 and 36 shares, respectively, were issued under the Company’s 1998 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“ESPP”).

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, cash received from stock option exercises and employee stock purchases under the ESPP was $1,038 and $1,344, respectively. The excess tax benefit realized for the tax deductions from share based compensation was $1,153 and $635 for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

 

Note 9 — Operating Segment Data

 

The Company has organized its operations into the Discovery and Development Services (“DDS”), Large Scale API (“API”) and Drug Products segments. The DDS segment includes activities such as drug lead discovery, optimization, drug development and small scale commercial manufacturing. API includes pilot to commercial scale manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates and high potency and controlled substance manufacturing. Drug Product includes formulation through commercial scale production of complex liquid-filled and lyophilized injectable formulations. Corporate activities include sales and marketing and administrative functions, as well as research and development costs that have not been allocated to the operating segments. Prior period disclosures have been adjusted to reflect the changes in reportable segments that took place in the third quarter of 2014 in conjunction with the purchase of OsoBio.

 

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The following table contains earnings data by operating segment, reconciled to totals included in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements:

 

    Contract
Revenue
    Milestone &
Recurring
Royalty
Revenue
    Income
(Loss) 
from
Operations
    Depreciation
and
Amortization
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2015                                
DDS   $ 19,263     $ 3,817     $ 8,722     $ 1,805  
API     37,848       2,868       6,797       2,421  
Drug Product     18,020             3,185       1,260  
Corporate                 (17,475 )      
Total   $ 75,131     $ 6,685     $ 1,229     $ 5,486  

 

    Contract
Revenue (a)
    Milestone &
Recurring
Royalty
Revenue
    Income
(Loss) 
from
Operations
    Depreciation
and
Amortization
 
For the three months ended March 31, 2014                        
DDS   $ 18,990     $ 5,975     $ 8,461     $ 1,751  
API     29,760       2,308       10,083       1,726  
Drug Product     2,288             (450 )     284  
Corporate                 (10,629 )      
Total   $ 51,038     $ 8,283     $ 7,465     $ 3,761  

 

(a) A portion of the 2014 amounts were reclassified from DDS to API to better align business activities within the Company’s reporting segments. This reclassification impacted contract revenues for 2014.

 

The following table summarizes other information by segment as of and for the three month period ended March 31, 2015:

 

    DDS     API     Drug
Product
    Total  
Long-lived assets   $ 78,159     $ 103,058     $ 128,605     $ 309,822  
Total assets     162,147       274,193       134,802       571,142  
Goodwill included in total assets     17,830       16,899       58,130       92,859  
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates     956       -       -       956  
Capital expenditures     1,493       2,211       423       4,127  

 

The following table summarizes other information by segment as of and for the three month period ended March 31, 2014:

 

    DDS     API     Drug
Product
    Total  
Long-lived assets   $ 56,106     $ 67,915     $ 6,377     $ 130,398  
Total assets     291,905       194,206       15,380       501,491  
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates     956       -       -       956  
Capital expenditures     794       1,966       192       2,952  

 

Note 10 — Financial Information by Customer Concentration and Geographic Area

 

Total contract revenue from DDS’s three largest customers each represented approximately 11%, 10% and 4% for the three months ended March 31, 2015, and approximately 9%, 8% and 8%, of DDS’s total contract revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

 

Total contract revenue from API’s largest customer, GE Healthcare (“GE”), represented 25% and 34% of API’s total contract revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. API’s second largest customer represented 16% of API’s total contract revenue for both the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

Total contract revenue from Drug Product’s three largest customers each represented approximately 12%, 12% and 11% for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 29%, 17% and 17% for the three months ended March 31, 2014, respectively.

 

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The Company’s total contract revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 was recognized from customers in the following geographic regions:

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2015     2014  
             
United States     69 %     63 %
Europe     25       25  
Asia     4       9  
Other     2       3  
Total     100 %     100 %

 

Long-lived assets by geographic region are as follows:

 

   

March 31,

2015

    December  31,
2014
 
United States   $ 269,535     $ 238,780  
Asia     15,205       14,986  
Europe     25,082       6,035  
Total long-lived assets   $ 309,822     $ 259,801  

 

Note 11 — Legal Proceedings

 

The Company, from time to time, may be involved in various claims and legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business. Except as noted below, the Company is not currently a party to any such claims or proceedings which, if decided adversely to the Company, would either individually or in the aggregate have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

 

On November 12, 2014, a purported class action lawsuit, John Gauquie v. Albany Molecular Research, Inc., et al. , No. 14-cv-6637, was filed against the Company and certain of its current and former officers in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  The complaint alleges claims under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 arising from the Company’s August 5, 2014 announcement of its financial results for the second quarter of 2014, including that the OsoBio New Mexico facility experienced a power interruption in July 2014, which would have a material impact on the Company’s results.  The complaint alleges that the price of the Company’s stock was artificially inflated between August 5, 2014 and November 5, 2014, and seeks certification as a class action, unspecified monetary damages and attorneys’ fees and costs.

 

Allegra:

 

As of early in the first quarter of 2014, the Company settled all of the pending United States and foreign litigations surrounding the marketing of generic versions of Allegra and Allegra-D products. All of the prior legal proceedings have been settled or resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties and the related litigations have been dismissed by the mutual consent of the parties. The Company, along with Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical business of Sanofi, pursued those prior legal proceedings against several companies seeking to market or which are currently marketing generic versions of Allegra and Allegra-D products. In accordance with the Company’s agreements with Sanofi, Sanofi bears the external legal fees and expenses for these legal proceedings, but in general, the Company must consent to any settlement or other arrangement with any third party. Under those same agreements, the Company received royalties from Sanofi and certain approved sub-licensees on U.S. Patent No. 5,578,610 until it expired in November 2013, and will receive royalties on U.S. Patent No. 5,750,703 until its expiration in 2015, unless those patents are earlier determined to be invalid. The Company is also entitled to receive certain royalties from Sanofi and certain approved sub-licensees through mid-2015, unless the relevant patent(s) are earlier determined to be invalid.

 

Note 12 – Fair Value

 

The Company uses a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles and making disclosures about fair value measurements.  A three-tiered fair value hierarchy has been established, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value.  

 

These tiers include:  

Level 1 – defined as quoted prices in active markets for identical instruments;

Level 2 – defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable; and Level 3 – defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

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The Company determines the fair value of its financial instruments using the following methods and assumptions:

 

Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, receivables, and accounts payable:  The carrying amounts reported in the consolidated balance sheets approximate their fair value because of the short maturities of these instruments.

 

Convertible senior notes, derivatives and hedging instruments: The fair values of the Company’s Notes, which differ from their carrying values, are influenced by interest rates and the Company's stock price and stock price volatility and are determined by prices for the Notes observed in market trading, which are level 2 inputs. The estimated fair value of the Notes at March 31, 2015 was $191,063. The Notes Hedges and the Notes Conversion Derivative are measured at fair value using level 2 inputs. These instruments are not actively traded and are valued using an option pricing model that uses observable market data for all inputs, such as implied volatility of the Company's common stock, risk-free interest rate and other factors.

 

Long-term debt, other than convertible senior notes:  The carrying value of long-term debt approximated fair value at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 due to the resetting dates of the variable interest rates.

 

Note 13 – Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss, Net

 

The activity related to accumulated other comprehensive loss, net was as follows:

 

    Pension and
postretirement
benefit plans
    Foreign
currency
adjustments
    Total
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
 
Balance at December 31, 2014, net of tax   $ (6,374 )   $ (8,060 )   $ (14,434 )
Net current period change, net of tax     154       (1,146 )     (992 )
Balance at March 31, 2015, net of tax   $ (6,220 )   $ (9,206 )   $ (15,426 )

 

The following table provides additional details of the amounts recognized into net earnings from accumulated other comprehensive loss, net:

 

    Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2015
    Three Months
Ended
March 31, 2014
 
             
Actuarial losses (a)   $ 237     $ 156  
Total before tax effect     237       156  
Tax benefit on amounts reclassified into earnings     (83 )     (55 )
    $ 154     $ 101  

 

(a)        Amounts represent amortization of net actuarial loss from shareholders’ equity into postretirement benefit plan cost. This amount was primarily recognized as cost of contract revenue in the consolidated statement of operations.

 

Note 14 – Employee Benefit Plans

 

In the first quarter of 2014, the union ratified an action to settle the medical component of the post-retirement plan, significantly reducing the level of benefits available to the participants. As a result, the Company recorded $1,285 of operating income in the first quarter of 2014 due to the settlement of this obligation.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

The following discussion of our results of operations and financial condition should be read in conjunction with the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the Notes thereto included within this report. This quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements may be identified by forward-looking words such as “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “will,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” and “continue” or similar words, and include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the Company’s relationship with its largest customers, the Company’s collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb (“BMS”) and Genentech, expected benefits from the acquisitions of Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Cedarburg”), the Glasgow, UK business (“Glasgow”), our SSCI/West Lafayette business (“SSCI”) and Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, LLC (“OsoBio”), statements regarding the business interruption event at the Albuquerque, New Mexico facility and the time and resources involved in the remediation thereof and the impact of such event on the Company’s results of operations, past and future acquisitions or divestitures, earnings, contract revenues, costs and margins, patent protection, Allegra® and Actavis royalty revenue, statements regarding pending litigation matters, government regulation, retention and recruitment of employees, customer spending and business trends, foreign operations, including increasing options and solutions for customers, business growth and the expansion of the Company’s global market, clinical supply manufacturing, management’s strategic plans, drug discovery, product commercialization, license arrangements, research and development projects and expenses, revenue and expense expectations for future periods, long-lived asset impairment, pension and postretirement benefit costs, competition and tax rates. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors”, of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2015, and Part II Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in this Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this report, and we do not undertake to update any such forward-looking statements in the future, except as required by law. References to “AMRI”, the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our,” refer to Albany Molecular Research, Inc. and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole.

 

Overview

 

We are a leading global contract research and manufacturing organization providing customers fully integrated drug discovery, development, and manufacturing services. We supply a broad range of services and technologies supporting the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and the manufacturing of drug product for new and generic drugs, as well as research, development and manufacturing for the agrochemical and other industries. With locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia, we maintain geographic proximity to our customers and flexible cost models.

 

We continue to integrate our research and manufacturing facilities worldwide, increasing our access to key global markets and enabling us to provide our customers with a flexible combination of high quality services and competitive cost structures to meet their individual outsourcing needs.  Our service offerings range from early stage discovery through formulation and manufacturing. We believe that the ability to partner with a single provider is of significant benefit to our customers as we are able to provide them with a more efficient transition of experimental compounds through the research and development process, ultimately reducing the time and cost involved in bringing these compounds from concept to market. Compounds discovered and/or developed in our contract research facilities can then be more easily transitioned to production at our large-scale manufacturing facilities for use in clinical trials and, ultimately, commercial sales if the product meets regulatory approval.  

 

In addition to providing an integrated services model for outsourcing, we offer our customers the option of insourcing. With our world class expertise in managing high performing groups of scientists, this option allows us to embed our scientists into the customer’s facility allowing the customer to cost-effectively leverage their unused laboratory space.

 

As our customers continue to seek innovative new strategies for R&D efficiency and productivity, we are aggressively realigning our business and resources to address their needs. We use a cross-functional approach that maximizes the strengths of both insourcing and outsourcing, by leveraging AMRI’s people, know-how, facilities, expertise and global project management to provide exactly what is needed across the discovery, development or manufacturing process. We have also streamlined our sales and marketing organization to optimize cross-selling opportunities and have enhanced our commitment to quality with the appointment of key personnel, underscoring our dedication to client service. Our improved organizational structure, combined with more focused marketing efforts, should enable us to continue to drive long term growth and profitability.

 

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Over the last few years, we have implemented a number of organizational and rationalization initiatives and acquired new businesses to better align our operations to most efficiently support our customer’s needs and grow our revenue and overall profitability. The goal of these restructuring activities has been to advance our strategy of increasing global competitiveness and managing costs by aligning resources to meet shifting customer demand and market preferences, while optimizing our location footprint. Our acquisitions enhance and complement our existing service offerings and are expected to contribute to our growth.

 

Our backlog of open manufacturing orders and accepted service contracts was $172.9 million at March 31, 2015 as compared to $115.9 million at March 31, 2014. Our manufacturing and services contracts are completed over varying durations, from short to extended periods of time.

 

We believe our aggregate backlog as of any date is not necessarily a meaningful indicator of our future results for a variety of reasons. First, contracts vary in duration, and therefore the timing and amount of revenues recognized from backlog can vary from period to period. Second, the Company’s manufacturing and services contracts are of a nature that a customer may, at its option, cancel or delay the timing of delivery, which would change our projections concerning the timing and extent to which revenue may be recognized. In addition, the value of the Company’s services contracts that are conducted on a time and materials or full-time equivalent basis are based on estimates, from which actual revenue generated could vary. Finally, there is no assurance that projects included in backlog will not be terminated or delayed at any time by customers or regulatory authorities. We cannot provide any assurance that we will be able to realize all or most of the net revenues included in backlog or estimate the portion to be filled in the current year.


Results of Operations – Three Months ended March 31, 2015 Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2014

 

Our total revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $81.8 million, which included $75.1 million from our contract service business and $6.7 million from royalties on sales of Allegra/Telfast and certain products sold by Actavis. Consolidated gross margin was 22.7% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 as compared to 18.5% for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, cash provided by operations was $4.4 million compared to cash used in operations of $8.1 million for the same period of 2014. The change from the three months ended March 31, 2015 was primarily driven by a decrease in accounts receivable balances, as well as an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses during the quarter . During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we spent $4.1 million on capital expenditures, primarily related to growth and maintenance of our existing facilities. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we spent $23.5 million to acquire Glasgow and $35.8 million to acquire SSCI . Our net loss was $2.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2015, largely due to the impact of restructuring and property impairment charges related to the closing of our UK facility.

 

Operating Segment Data

We’ve organized our operations into the Discovery and Development Services (“DDS”), Large Scale API (“API”) and Drug Products segments. The DDS includes activities such as drug lead discovery, optimization, drug development and small scale commercial manufacturing. API includes pilot to commercial scale manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates and high potency and controlled substance manufacturing. Drug Product includes formulation through commercial scale production of complex liquid-filled and lyophilized injectable formulations. Corporate activities include sales and marketing and administrative functions, as well as research and development costs that have not been allocated to the operating segments. Prior period disclosures have been adjusted to reflect the changes in reportable segments that took place in the third quarter of 2014 in conjunction with the purchase of OsoBio.

 

A portion of the 2014 amounts were reclassified from DDS to API to better align business activities within our reporting segments. This reclassification impacted contract revenue and cost of revenues for 2014.

 

Revenue

 

Total contract revenue

 

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Contract revenue consists primarily of fees earned under manufacturing or service contracts with third-party customers. Our contract revenues for each of our DDS, API and Drug Product segments were as follows:

 

   

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 
(in thousands)   2015     2014  
             
DDS   $ 19,263     $ 18,990  
API     37,848       29,760  
Drug Product     18,020       2,288  
Total   $ 75,131     $ 51,038  

 

DDS contract revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2015 remained consistent from 2014 primarily due to incremental revenue from our acquisition of the SSCI business in February 2015, offset by decreases in our U.S. chemistry services and U.S. development and small-scale services. We currently expect DDS contract revenue for full year 2015 to increase from amounts in 2014 driven by improved facility utilization at all of our sites as well as incremental revenue from our acquisition of the SSCI business .

 

API contract revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2015 increased from 2014 primarily due to an increase in commercial demand at our existing U.S. manufacturing facilities as well as incremental revenue of $3.1 million from the Cedarburg acquisition which we completed in April 2014. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in demand in large-scale services at our facility in the UK. We currently expect continued growth in API contract revenue for full year 2015 due to on-going demand for our commercial and clinical manufacturing services worldwide, and full year revenue from Cedarburg .

 

Drug Product contract revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2015 increased from 2014 due to $11.3 million in revenue from the acquisition of OsoBio, $4.0 million from our acquisition of the Glasgow, UK facility in January 2015, and increased demand at our Burlington, MA facility. We currently expect continued growth in Drug Product contract revenue for full year 2015 due to a full year of revenue from OsoBio , the incremental revenue from our Glasgow, UK facility and continued demand at our Burlington facility.

 

Recurring royalty revenue

 

Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015     2014  
(in thousands)  
$ 6,685     $ 8,283  

 

The largest portion of our recurring royalties relates to worldwide sales of Allegra/Telfast and Sanofi over-the-counter product and authorized generics. Additionally, beginning in the third quarter of 2012 we have earned recurring royalty revenue in conjunction with a Development and Supply Agreement with Actavis.

 

Recurring royalties decreased during the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to 2014 as a result of additional patent expirations. These amounts were partially offset by an increase in Actavis royalties during the period. We currently expect full year 2015 recurring royalties to decline due to the expiration of the patents underlying the Allegra royalties in the second quarter of 2015.

 

The recurring royalties we receive on the sales of Allegra/Telfast have historically provided a material portion of our revenues, earnings and operating cash flows. We have been issued various United States and international patents covering fexofenadine HC1 and certain related manufacturing processes. These U.S. patents began to expire in November 2013. The international patents began to expire in 2014 and most of these patents are covered by our license agreements with Sanofi. We continue to develop our business in an effort to supplement the revenues, earnings and operating cash flows that have historically been provided by Allegra/Telfast royalties.

 

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Costs and Expenses

 

Cost of contract revenue

 

Cost of contract revenue consists of compensation and associated fringe benefits for employees, chemicals, depreciation and other indirect project related costs. Cost of contract revenue for our DDS, API and Drug Product segments were as follows:

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
Segment   2015     2014  
(in thousands)            
DDS   $ 14,756     $ 15,627  
API     28,583       23,245  
Drug Product     14,800       2,738  
Total   $ 58,139     $ 41,610  
                 
DDS Gross Margin     23.4 %     17.7 %
API Gross Margin     24.5 %     21.9 %
Drug Product Gross Margin     17.9 %     (19.7 )%
Total Gross Margin     22.7 %     18.5 %

 

DDS contract revenue gross margin percentage increased for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. This increase is primarily due to cost reduction initiatives and facility optimization. We currently expect DDS contract margin for 2015 to improve over amounts recognized in 2014 primarily due to the full year benefit of previous cost reduction initiatives and facility optimization.

 

API contract revenue gross margin percentage increased for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to the same period in 2014 due to an increase in higher margin commercial sales. We currently expect improvement in API contract margins for 2015 driven by an increase in capacity utilization at all of our large-scale facilities worldwide.

 

Drug Product contract revenue gross margin percentage increased for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to the same period in 2014 primarily due to the addition of revenue from higher gross margin products sold by OsoBio, which was acquired in July 2014, the benefit of the Glasgow business acquired in January 2015 and increased utilization at our Burlington, MA facility. We currently expect continued improvement in Drug Product contract margins for 2015 driven by these factors and also by increased overall capacity utilization.

 

Technology incentive award

 

We maintain a Technology Development Incentive Plan, the purpose of which is to stimulate and encourage novel innovative technology developments by our employees. This plan allows eligible participants to share in a percentage of the net revenue earned by us relating to patented technology with respect to which the eligible participant is named as an inventor or made a significant intellectual contribution. To date, the royalties from Allegra are the main driver of the awards. The incentive awards were as follows:

 

Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015     2014  
(in thousands)  
$ 382     $ 593  

 

We expect technology incentive award expense to generally fluctuate directionally and proportionately with fluctuations in Allegra royalties in future periods. Technology incentive award expense decreased for the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to the same period in the prior year due to the decrease in Allegra recurring royalty revenue as discussed above.

 

Research and development

 

Research and development (“R&D”) expense consists of compensation and benefits for scientific personnel for work performed on proprietary technology R&D projects, costs of chemicals, materials, outsourced activities and other out of pocket costs and overhead costs.

 

Our R&D activities are primarily accounted for in our API segment and relate to the potential manufacture of new products, the development of processes for the manufacture of generic products with commercial potential, and the development of alternative manufacturing processes.

 

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Research and development expenses were as follows:

 

Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015     2014  
(in thousands)  
$ 490     $ 79  

 

R&D expense for the three months ended March 31, 2015 increased compared to the same period in 2014 relating primarily to development efforts towards new niche generic products. We currently expect 2015 R&D expense to be generally consistent with 2014.

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses consist of compensation and related fringe benefits for sales, marketing, operational and administrative employees, professional service fees, marketing costs and costs related to facilities and information services. SG&A expenses were as follows:

 

Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015     2014  
(in thousands)  
$ 17,474     $ 10,629  

 

SG&A expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2015 increased compared to the same period in 2014 primarily due to costs associated with investments made to grow the business, merger and acquisition activities, including the acquisitions of Glasgow and SSCI as well as incremental SG&A costs, including amortization of identifiable intangible assets, from the acquired businesses. We currently expect SG&A expenses for 2015 to increase due to a full year of operations at our Cedarburg and OsoBio locations, and incremental costs as a result of the acquisitions of Glasgow and SSCI in early 2015, but to remain relatively flat as a percentage of revenue when compared to 2014.

 

Postretirement benefit plan settlement gain

 

Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015     2014  
(in thousands)  
$

    $ (1,285 )

 

In the first quarter of 2014, we recognized a gain on settlement of post-retirement liability in the API segment.

 

Restructuring

 

Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015     2014  
(in thousands)  
$ 1,487     $ 230  

 

In the first quarter of 2015, we announced a proposal, subject to consultation with our UK workforce, to close our UK facility in Holywell, Wales, within the API segment. Following the consultation process, on April 2, 2015, we announced a restructuring plan and expectation to cease operations at the UK facility in Holywell, Wales by December 31, 2015. These actions taken are consistent with our ongoing efforts to consolidate our facility resources to more effectively utilize our resource pool and to further reduce our facility cost structure.

 

Restructuring charges for the three months ended March 31, 2015 consist primarily of personnel realignment costs and termination costs of the UK facility, and also include costs associated with the closure of the Syracuse, NY and Bothell, WA sites, which ceased operations in 2014 and 2012, respectively.

 

During the first quarter of 2014, we recorded restructuring charges of $0.2 million primarily related to the administrative costs associated with finalizing the closure of our Hungarian legal entity and our facility in Budapest, Hungary.

 

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Impairment Charges

 

Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015     2014  
(in thousands)  
$ 2,615     $

 

 

In the first quarter of 2015, we recorded property and equipment impairment charges of $2.6 million in our API segment associated with the Company’s decision to cease operations at our UK facility in Holywell, Wales. There were no similar charges taken in the first quarter of 2014.

 

Interest expense, net

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
(in thousands)   2015     2014  
             
Interest expense   $ (3,042 )   $ (2,619 )
Interest income     6       3  
Interest expense, net   $ (3,036 )   $ (2,616 )

 

Net interest expense increased for the three months ended March 31, 2015 from the same period in 2014 primarily due to increased levels of outstanding debt used to finance our acquisitions as well as an increase in amortization of deferred financing costs related to our line of credit.

 

Other income (expense), net

 

Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015     2014  
(in thousands)  
$ 469     $ (40 )

 

Other income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was primarily related to rates associated with foreign currency transactions.

 

Income tax expense

 

Three Months Ended March 31,  
2015     2014  
(in thousands)  
$ 885     $ 1,309  

 

Income tax expense for the three months ended March 31, 2015 decreased as compared to the same period in the prior year due to a decrease in pre-tax income at the Company’s U.S. locations, partially offset by changes in the composition of pre-tax income and losses in relation to the applicable tax rates at our various locations worldwide.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

We have historically funded our business through operating cash flows and proceeds from borrowings. As of March 31, 2015, we had $32.2 million in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash and $200.9 million in bank and other related debt.

 

During the first quarter of 2015, we generated cash of $4.4 million from operating activities, compared to cash used in operations of $8.1 million during the same period in 2014. The increase was primarily driven by an increase in cash collections from customer receivables within the quarter and an increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses during the quarter.

 

During the first quarter of 2015, cash used in investing activities was $63.5 million, resulting primarily from the use of $35.8 million in cash to acquire SSCI, $23.5 million to acquire the facility in Glasgow, UK, and $4.1 million used for the acquisition of property and equipment. Additionally, during the first quarter of 2015, we generated cash of $41.1 million from financing activities, relating primarily from borrowings on our revolving line of credit and proceeds from stock issuances resulting from exercises of stock options and employee stock purchase plan purchases.

 

Working capital, defined as current assets less current liabilities, was $136.0 million at March 31, 2015 as compared to $142.3 million as of December 31, 2014. This decrease primarily relates to a decrease in cash to fund acquisitions and increases in accounts payable and accrued liabilities.

 

In December 2013, we issued $150 million of 2.25% Cash Convertible Senior Notes (the “Notes”), which generated net proceeds of $134.8 million, which includes the associated warrants, convertible note hedges and bank fees. In connection with the offering of these Notes, we entered into convertible note hedging transactions with two counterparties. We also entered into warrant transactions in which we sold warrants of our common stock to the counterparties. We paid the counterparties approximately $33.6 million for the convertible note hedge and received approximately $23.1 million from the counterparties for the warrants. See Note 5 for additional information regarding these transactions.

 

In April 2012, we entered into a $20.0 million credit facility consisting of a 4-year, $5.0 million term loan and a $15.0 million revolving line of credit. In April 2014, we utilized our restricted cash to pay off the balance of the term loan, thereby eliminating the term loan liability. In June 2014 we terminated the credit agreement while still maintaining the letters of credit, thus requiring us to continue to maintain certain restricted cash to collateralize these letters of credit.

 

The balance required to be maintained as restricted cash must be at least 110% of the maximum potential amount of the outstanding letters of credit.  As of March 31, 2015 we had $3.1 million of outstanding letters of credit secured by restricted cash of $3.7 million. The amount available to be borrowed under the revolving line of credit at March 31, 2015 was $40,000.

 

On October 24, 2014, we entered into a $50.0 million senior secured credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) consisting of a 3-year, $50.0 million revolving credit facility, which includes a $15.0 million sublimit for the issuance of standby letters of credit and a $5.0 million sublimit for swing line loans. The Credit Agreement also included an accordion feature that, subject to securing additional commitments from existing lenders or new lending institutions, allowing us to increase the aggregate commitments under the Credit Agreement by up to $10.0 million. On December 23, 2014, the Credit Agreement was amended to increase the available commitment to $75.0 million, increasing and using the accordion feature in its entirety. At March 31, 2015, the amount available to be borrowed under this agreement is zero.

 

Borrowings made under the Credit Agreement bear interest at (a) the one-month, three-month or six-month LIBOR rate (the “LIBOR Rate”) or (b) a base rate determined by reference to the highest of (i) the Barclays Bank PLC prime rate, (ii) the United States federal funds rate plus 0.50% and (iii) a daily rate equal to the one-month LIBOR Rate plus 1.0% (the “Base Rate”), plus an applicable margin of 2.25% per annum for LIBOR Rate loans and 1.25% per annum for Base Rate loans. As of March 31, 2015 the interest rate on the Credit Agreement was 2.5%.

 

The disclosure of payments we have committed to make under our contractual obligations is set forth under the heading “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources” under Item 7 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Outside of the borrowings on the revolving line of credit, there have been no material changes to our contractual obligations at March 31, 2015. As of March 31, 2015, we had no off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4) of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation S-K.

 

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We expect that additional future capital expansion and acquisition activities, if any, could be funded with cash on hand, cash from operations, borrowings under our credit facility and/or the issuance of equity or debt securities. There can be no assurance that attractive acquisition opportunities will be available to us or will be available at prices and upon such other terms that are attractive to us. We regularly evaluate potential acquisitions of other businesses, products and product lines and may hold discussions regarding such potential acquisitions. In addition, in order to meet our long-term liquidity needs or consummate future acquisitions, we may incur additional indebtedness or issue additional equity or debt securities, subject to market and other conditions. There can be no assurance that such additional financing will be available on terms acceptable to us or at all. The failure to raise the funds necessary to finance our future cash requirements or consummate future acquisitions could adversely affect our ability to pursue our strategy and could negatively affect our operations in future periods.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates, including those related to business combinations, inventories, goodwill and intangibles, other long-lived assets, derivative instruments and hedging activities, pension and postretirement benefit plans, income taxes and contingencies, among other effects. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

We refer to the policies and estimates set forth in the section “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Critical Accounting Estimates” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. There have been no material changes or modifications to the policies since December 31, 2014.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements              

 

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No 2015-03, “Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs,” which updated guidance to clarify the required presentation of debt issuance costs.   The amended guidance requires that debt issuance costs be presented in the balance sheet as a direct reduction from the carrying amount of the recognized debt liability, consistent with the treatment of debt discounts.   Amortization of debt issuance costs is to be reported as interest expense.   The recognition and measurement guidance for debt issuance costs are not affected by the updated guidance. The updated guidance is effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015.   Early adoption is permitted.  We do not expect this ASU to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-12, "Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could Be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period." This ASU requires that a performance target that affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period, be treated as a performance condition. The performance target should not be reflected in estimating the grant-date fair value of the award. Compensation cost should be recognized in the period in which it becomes probable that the performance target will be achieved and should represent the compensation cost attributable to the period(s) for which the requisite service has already been rendered. If the performance target becomes probable of being achieved before the end of the requisite service period, the remaining unrecognized compensation cost should be recognized prospectively over the remaining requisite service period. The total amount of compensation cost recognized during and after the requisite service period should reflect the number of awards that are expected to vest and should be adjusted to reflect those awards that ultimately vest. The requisite service period ends when the employee can cease rendering service and still be eligible to vest in the award if the performance target is achieved. This ASU is effective for annual periods and interim periods within those annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015. Earlier adoption is permitted. We do not expect this ASU to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers: (Topic 606)." This ASU affects any entity that either enters into contracts with customers to transfer goods or services or enters into contracts for the transfer of nonfinancial assets unless those contracts are within the scope of other standards (e.g., insurance contracts or lease contracts). This ASU will supersede the revenue recognition requirements in ASC Topic 605, "Revenue Recognition," and most industry-specific guidance. In addition, the existing requirements for the recognition of a gain or loss on the transfer of nonfinancial assets that are not in a contract with a customer (e.g., assets within the scope of ASC Topic 360, "Property, Plant, and Equipment," and intangible assets within the scope of ASC Topic 350, "Intangibles-Goodwill and Other") are amended to be consistent with the guidance on recognition and measurement (including the constraint on revenue) in this ASU. The core principle of the guidance is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The amendments in this ASU are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is not permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact this ASU will have on our consolidated financial statements.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

There have been no material changes with respect to the information on Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk appearing in Part II, Item 7A to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As required by rule 13a-15(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as of the end of the Company’s last fiscal quarter our management conducted an evaluation with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer regarding the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures. In designing and evaluating our disclosure controls and procedures, we recognize that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and our management was required to apply its judgment in evaluating and implementing possible controls and procedures. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of the end of the Company’s last fiscal quarter, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective in that they provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms, including ensuring that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. We intend to review and document our disclosure controls and procedures, including our internal controls and procedures for financial reporting, on an ongoing basis, and may from time to time make changes aimed at enhancing their effectiveness and to ensure that our systems evolve with our business.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation of such internal control that occurred during the Company’s last fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

Please refer to Part 1 – Note 11 to the condensed consolidated financial statements for details and history on outstanding litigation.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

In addition to the other information set forth in this report, the risks and uncertainties that we believe are most important for you to consider are discussed in Part II, "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. The risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks facing our Company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results. There are no material changes to the Risk Factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

The following table represents share repurchases during the three months ended March 31, 2015:

 

Period  

(a)

Total Number
of Shares
Purchased (1)

   

(b)

Average Price
Paid Per
Share

   

(c)

Total Number
of Shares
Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced
Plans or
Programs

 

(d)

Maximum
Dollar Value of
Shares that
May Yet Be
Purchased
Under the
Program

January 1, 2015 – January 31, 2015     15,313     $ 15.89     N/A   N/A
February 1, 2015 – February 28, 2015     12,720     $ 16.33     N/A   N/A
March 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015     1,524     $ 17.40     N/A   N/A
Total     29,557     $ 16.16     N/A   N/A

 

(1) Consists of shares repurchased by the Company for certain employee’s restricted stock that vested to satisfy minimum tax withholding obligations that arose on the vesting of the restricted stock.

 

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Item 6.    Exhibits

 

Exhibit    
Number   Description
     
31.1   Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
     
31.2   Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
     
32.1   Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
     
32.2   Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
     
101   XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language).  The following materials from Albany Molecular Research, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, formatted in XBRL: (i) the Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) the Consolidated Statements of Operations, (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, (iv) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and (v) notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

* This certification is not “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Securities Exchange Act.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  ALBANY MOLECULAR RESEARCH, INC.
     
Date: May 8, 2015 By: /s/ Felicia Ladin  
    Felicia Ladin
    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Financial Officer)

 

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Exhibit 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, William S. Marth certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Albany Molecular Research, Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date May 8, 2015 /s/ William S. Marth  
  Name: William S. Marth  
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
  Principal Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Felicia Ladin certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Albany Molecular Research, Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

(a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: May 8, 2015 /s/ Felicia Ladin  
  Name: Felicia Ladin
  Title: Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  Principal Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION

 

The undersigned officer of Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (the “Company”) hereby certifies to his knowledge that the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to which this certification is attached (the “Report”), as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof, fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d), as applicable, of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and that the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company. This certification is provided solely pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 and Item 601(b)(32) of Regulation S-K (“Item 601(b)(32)”) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Exchange Act. In accordance with clause (ii) of Item 601(b)(32), this certification (A) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and (B) shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except to the extent that the Company specifically incorporates it by reference.

 

Date: May 8, 2015  
  /s/ William S. Marth  
  Name: William S. Marth
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION

 

The undersigned officer of Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (the “Company”) hereby certifies to his knowledge that the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to which this certification is attached (the “Report”), as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof, fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d), as applicable, of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and that the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company. This certification is provided solely pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 and Item 601(b)(32) of Regulation S-K (“Item 601(b)(32)”) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Exchange Act. In accordance with clause (ii) of Item 601(b)(32), this certification (A) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and (B) shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except to the extent that the Company specifically incorporates it by reference.

 

Date: May 8, 2015 /s/ Felicia Ladin  
  Name: Felicia Ladin
  Title: Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer