QIAGEN Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

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- Q3 2013 results: Adjusted net sales $323.8 million (+7% CER) on growth in all regions and customer classes; adjusted operating income $87.7 million; adjusted diluted EPS $0.28
- Moving ahead in 2013 to accelerate innovation and growth across QIAGEN portfolio:

QIAsymphony breaks through 1,000 installed systems, driven by expansion of industry-leading menu that includes European launch of new artus CT/NG assay
NGS initiative building momentum, as acquisition of CLC bio and combination with Ingenuity build leadership in biological data analysis, interpretation and reporting
Personalized Healthcare leadership strengthened with U.S. launch of therascreen EGFR companion diagnostic and new pharma co-development projects
Top seven emerging markets deliver 23% CER growth in first nine months of 2013

- QIAGEN reaffirms guidance for higher adjusted sales and earnings in 2013

QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) announced results of operations for the third quarter and first nine months of 2013, delivering sales growth in all regions and customer classes along with improved profitability.

Adjusted net sales (including non-GAAP revenues from Ingenuity) in the third quarter rose 6% from the year-ago quarter (+7% at constant exchange rates, CER) to $323.8 million. Adjusted operating income in the quarter rose 5% to $87.7 million, with the adjusted operating income margin at 27% of adjusted net sales. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) rose to $0.28 in the third quarter of 2013 from $0.26 in the same period of 2012.

"We are executing on strategic initiatives in 2013 to accelerate innovation and growth by expanding QIAGEN's portfolio of new products. We exceeded our communicated targets for improved sales and adjusted earnings in the third quarter of 2013, delivering growth in all customer classes and regions, particularly in emerging markets, under challenging economic conditions," said Peer M. Schatz, Chief Executive Officer of QIAGEN N.V. "Molecular Diagnostics delivered double-digit sales growth, as the QIAsymphony automation platform broke through 1,000 installed systems and we achieved further global expansion of the QuantiFERON-TB latent tuberculosis test as well as our industry-leading Personalized Healthcare franchise. The initiative to enter targeted areas of next-generation sequencing is showing strong momentum, leveraging QIAGEN's leadership in Sample & Assay Technologies to develop an ecosystem of universal products and services for next-generation sequencing, as well as the integrated, automated sample-to-insight GeneReader NGS benchtop workflow. The acquisition of CLC bio, which offers leading bioinformatics analysis software, reaffirms our strategic decision to become a leader in next-generation bioinformatics, with a focus on biological analysis and interpretation/reporting. With the capabilities, resources and employees to continue our transformation despite a challenging macroeconomic environment, QIAGEN continues to be well-positioned to achieve our goals for 2013 and to create new drivers for future growth."

Adjusted net sales grew 7% at constant exchange rates (CER) in the third quarter of 2013 on growth in all regions and customer classes. Total CER sales growth was split evenly between the ongoing product portfolio and contributions from Ingenuity Systems, Inc. (acquired April 29, 2013). Currency movements had a negative impact of approximately one percentage point on reported sales growth.

Operating income declined 12% to $34.4 million in the third quarter of 2013 from $39.0 million in the same period of 2012, with approximately $12.5 million of restructuring charges taken in the 2013 period for the final group of projects in a major efficiency project being completed this year. Adjusted operating income, which excludes items such as restructuring and acquisition-related costs, share-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets, rose 5% to $87.7 million from $83.7 million in year-ago quarter. The adjusted operating income margin was 27.1% of adjusted net sales in the third quarter of 2013 compared to 27.5% in the 2012 period.

Net income attributable to owners of QIAGEN N.V. rose 39% to $40.7 million, or $0.17 per diluted share (based on 242.4 million shares), from $29.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share (based on 242.1 million shares) in the year-ago period. Adjusted net income attributable to owners of QIAGEN N.V. rose 10% to $68.4 million, which included currency gains, from $62.3 million in the year-ago period. Adjusted diluted EPS rose to $0.28 per share compared to $0.26 per share in the 2012 quarter.

“QIAGEN is well-positioned for a new growth wave that is taking shape with a portfolio of innovative and differentiated products that address the needs of our customers by transforming biological samples into valuable molecular insights,” said Roland Sackers, Chief Financial Officer of QIAGEN N.V. “We have the financial resources to invest in attractive opportunities that create value while also improving returns to shareholders, and the launch of our new $100 million share repurchase program in the third quarter of 2013 is a signal of that commitment. Our teams are determined to generate tangible benefits from the recently completed efficiency program through faster growth, improving profitability and higher cash flows. QIAGEN is on track to deliver improved results in 2013 while building on a broad range of attractive growth opportunities.”

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