Interleukin Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
Interleukin Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
WALTHAM, MA - August 9, 2007 - Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (Amex: ILI - News), a genetics-focused personalized health company that develops preventive consumer products and genetic tests for sale to the emerging personalized health market, today reported results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2007.
Interleukin reported revenue of $2.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2007, compared to revenue of $1.3 million for the comparable period last year, a 79 percent increase. Net loss for the second quarter was $2.0 million, or $(0.07) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $923,000, or $(0.04) per basic and diluted share for the second quarter of 2006.
The increase in revenue for the second quarter 2007 was attributable to the Consumer Products segment which was acquired in August 2006 and sells branded nutritional supplement products to mass retail outlets. Interleukin reported $220,000 in revenue from its Genetic Testing segment, $1.7 million in revenue from its Consumer Products segment and $531,000 in revenue from its Research segment.
Thomas Curran, interim Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our financial results this quarter reflect a number of activities necessary in the development of our business as a leader in the genetic testing and personalized wellness arena. We envision a future of medicine where genetic testing will be used by both doctors and consumers to help prevent and treat illness. We are determined to take advantage of our leading role in this area, with multiple genetic tests and consumer products currently in the market. We are also talking to potential strategic partners to expand the development and distribution of our products. In 2008, we expect to have four genetic tests available for consumers in North America. In addition, we expect to launch our first genetic test internationally in 2009. We are committed to continuing our progress in building awareness within the medical, consumer and financial markets about our research, products and growth opportunities."
Additional research studies are now in progress to explore the potential for additional tests related to genetic risk for early strokes and risk for more severe forms of osteoarthritis.
Ken Kornman, President and Chief Scientific Officer, said, "We believe that the future of medicine will be characterized by prevention, prediction and personalization. Interleukin and its advisors have been part of the science and actions that have helped to make this opportunity a reality, and we are making important strides to take advantage of our leadership in this new and exciting marketplace. Our weight loss test is a perfect example of this. We intend to develop products to help individuals lose weight more effectively based on genetic differences in their metabolism. We also expect that the ongoing studies in Japan and China will help Interleukin's scientists to better understand how genetic variations that predict increased risk for heart attacks and osteoporosis may be influenced by dietary and environmental factors in different populations, and help us successfully introduce our genetic tests into these important markets."
Research and development expenses for the quarter were $786,000 compared to $892,000 for the second quarter 2006. The decrease primarily reflects the timing of third party costs related to ongoing research projects.
Interleukin reported selling, general and administrative expenses of $2.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, compared to $817,000 for the same period last year. This increase was primarily attributable to costs associated with the operation of the Alan James Group.
As of June 30, 2007, Interleukin reported cash and cash equivalents of $8.6 million compared to $10.1 million at December 31, 2006. In addition, on June 30, 2007, the Company had access to $14.3 million under its credit facility with Alticor.
ILI Earnings Conference Call
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Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (AMEX: ILI - News) is a genetics-focused personalized health company that develops preventive consumer products and genetic tests for sale to the emerging personalized health market. Focused on the future of health and medicine, Interleukin uses its leading genetics research and scientific capabilities to develop and test innovative preventive and therapeutic products. Interleukin currently offers an array of Nutraceuticals and OTCeuticals®, including Ginkoba®, Ginsana® and Venastat® which are sold at the nation's largest food, drug and mass retailers, and has commercialized genetic tests for periodontal disease risk assessment, cardiovascular risk assessment, and general nutrition assessment. Interleukin is headquartered in Waltham, MA. For more information about Interleukin and its ongoing programs, please visit www.ilgenetics.com.
Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking" statements including statements regarding our ability to develop diagnostic, personalized nutritional and therapeutic products to prevent or treat diseases of inflammation and other genetic variations, our ability to screen nutritional compounds for their effects on inflammatory responses and other genetic variations, given specific genetic patterns, our ability to make progress in advancing our core technologies, our ability to identify suitable commercial partners and enter into favorable agreements with them, and our expectations regarding future revenues from our nutritional supplement products. Because such statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risk of market acceptance of our products, the risk of technology and product obsolescence, delays in product development, the performance of our commercial partners, the availability of adequate capital, the actions of our competitors and other competitive risks, our ability to integrate acquired businesses, our ability to maintain relationships with our important customers, and those risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, as amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, our quarterly reports on Form 10- Q and other filings made by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any obligation or intention to update these forward-looking statements.
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