Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 2, 2018

Foundation Medicine, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







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150 Second Street

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 2, 2018, Foundation Medicine, Inc. issued a press release announcing its financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.



99.1    Press release issued by Foundation Medicine, Inc. dated May 2, 2018, furnished hereto.



Exhibit No.



99.1    Press release issued by Foundation Medicine, Inc. dated May 2, 2018, furnished hereto.


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 hereunto duly authorized.




Date: May 2, 2018     By:  

/s/ Robert W. Hesslein


Robert W. Hesslein

Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Exhibit 99.1




Foundation Medicine Announces 2018 First Quarter Results and Recent Highlights

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –May 2, 2018—Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) today reported financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. Highlights for the quarter included:


    Posted revenue of $52.8 million, 101% year-over-year growth;


    Reported 21,861 clinical tests, 57% year-over-year growth;


    Achieved broad Medicare coverage through a final National Coverage Determination (NCD) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for FoundationOne CDx across all solid tumors for eligible stage III and stage IV cancer patients;


    Launched FoundationOne CDx, the first FDA approved comprehensive genomic profiling assay for all solid tumors incorporating multiple companion diagnostics;


    Announced that an expanded version of FoundationACT®, which will include an expanded gene set and genomic biomarkers for microsatellite instability (MSI) and blood tumor mutational burden (bTMB), was granted Breakthrough Device designation (formerly Expedited Access Pathway) by the FDA;


    Announced a comprehensive gene expression profiling (GEP) program which leverages deep expertise in DNA and RNA sequencing to support precision oncology clinical research and development and identification of novel genomic and expression-based biomarkers for personalized cancer therapies;


    Partnered with Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. to commercialize the company’s CGP tests in Japan, including the filing by Chugai of an application with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for approval of FoundationOne CDx in Japan;


    Announced a partnership with Roche and DIAN Diagnostics, a leading NGS diagnostics laboratory in China, to integrate Foundation Medicine’s CGP assays into clinical patient care in mainland China; and


    Published 22 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical and scientific journals and presented 35 podium talks and posters at scientific and medical meetings.

“Foundation Medicine delivered another strong quarter. Compared to the same quarter last year, we doubled revenue over last year and reported record clinical volume,” stated Troy Cox, chief executive officer of Foundation Medicine. “Just four months into the year, we’ve made meaningful progress on our strategic priorities for 2018, including the achievement of Medicare coverage for FoundationOne CDx across all solid tumors for qualifying patients, new partnerships to expand our commercial presence in China and Japan, and new biopharma collaborations. In addition, we continued our focus on innovation by accelerating our path to potential regulatory approval of an expanded version of our liquid biopsy assay, FoundationACT, and by initiating the development of a gene expression profiling platform that could enhance biomarker discovery and clinical decision making particularly in the field of

immunotherapy. Our many accomplishments reinforce our leadership position and competitive differentiation and, most importantly, help enable access to personalized cancer care.”

Foundation Medicine reported total revenue of $52.8 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared to $26.3 million in the first quarter of 2017. Effective January 1, 2018, the company began recognizing revenue in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 606. The company adopted ASC Topic 606 utilizing the modified retrospective method. Additional details of the adoption of this new accounting standard and our revenue recognition policies will be included in the company’s first quarter 10-Q. A summary of revenue for the first quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter of 2017 is as follows:


     First Quarter         
($ in millions)    2018      2017      % Change  

Molecular Information Services



   $ 18.8      $ 11.6        62


     27.8        9.5        193







Total Molecular Information Services

     46.6        21.1        121

Pharma R&D Services

     6.2        5.2        19







Total Revenue

   $ 52.8      $ 26.3        101







Revenue from clinical testing in the first quarter of 2018 grew 62% year over year and was driven by increasing clinical volume. The company reported 21,861 clinical tests in the first quarter of 2018, a 57% increase from the same quarter last year. This number includes 17,685 FoundationOne® tests, 2,005 FoundationOne®Heme tests, 2,123 FoundationACT® tests, and 48 FoundationFocus CDx BRCA tests.

Molecular Information Services revenue from biopharmaceutical companies was very strong and was driven by clinical study sample testing. The company reported 7,184 tests to biopharmaceutical customers in the first quarter of 2018 compared to 1,802 tests in the first quarter of 2017.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2018 were $62.0 million compared with $55.0 million for the first quarter of 2017. Net loss was $37.4 million in the first quarter of 2018, or $1.02 loss per share.

Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2018 was approximately $60.3 million, including $30 million borrowed during the first quarter under the company’s Credit Facility Agreement with Roche Finance.

2018 Outlook


    The company expects 2018 revenue will be in the range of $200 million to $220 million.


    The company expects to deliver between 90,000 and 100,000 clinical tests in 2018.

    The company expects operating expenses will be in the range of $250 million to $260 million in 2018.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

The company will conduct a conference call today, Wednesday, May 2nd at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial performance for the 2018 first quarter and other business activities, including matters related to future performance. To access the conference call via phone, dial 1-844-784-1732 from the United States or dial 1-412-902-6714 internationally. Dial in approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. The live, listen-only webcast of the conference call may be accessed by visiting the investors section of the company’s website at investors.foundationmedicine.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and will be archived on the company’s website for two weeks following the call.

About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) is a molecular information company dedicated to a transformation in cancer care in which treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the genomic changes that contribute to each patient’s unique cancer. The company offers a full suite of comprehensive genomic profiling assays to identify the molecular alterations in a patient’s cancer and match them with relevant targeted therapies, immunotherapies and clinical trials. Foundation Medicine’s molecular information platform aims to improve day-to-day care for patients by serving the needs of clinicians, academic researchers and drug developers to help advance the science of molecular medicine in cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.FoundationMedicine.com or follow Foundation Medicine on Twitter (@FoundationATCG).

Foundation Medicine®, FoundationOne® and FoundationACT® are registered trademarks, and FoundationOne CDx and FoundationCORE are trademarks, of Foundation Medicine, Inc.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the value of the company’s business; the benefits of the company’s products to physicians, biopharmaceutical companies, payers, and patients in the treatment of cancer and personalized cancer care; the company’s financial and operational forecasts, including projections regarding the generation of revenue, the number of tests to be conducted, and the incurrence of operating expenses, including any changes to any earlier guidance; the scope and timing of any approval of the company’s new liquid biopsy assay as a medical device by the FDA; the benefits provided by development of a gene expression profiling platform; and the use of any funds from the company’s credit facility. All such forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the risks that the company’s facilities in North Carolina and Germany do not facilitate the company’s ability to achieve it business objectives; the company’s distribution partner outside the United States is not able to achieve market penetration in new and existing markets as quickly or as extensively as projected; the company’s relationships with third-party or government payers do not increase or expand; the company is unable to sustain or grow relationships with biopharmaceutical partners; the company’s revenue, test or operating

expense projections may turn out to be inaccurate because of the preliminary nature of the forecasts; the company’s expectations and beliefs regarding the future conduct and growth of the company’s business are inaccurate; the company is unable to achieve profitability, to compete successfully, to manage its growth, or to develop its molecular information platform; and the risks described under the caption “Risk Factors” in Foundation Medicine’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other risks detailed in Foundation Medicine’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and Foundation Medicine undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

Media Contact:

Lee-Ann Murphy, 617-245-3077


Investor Contact:

Kimberly Brown, 617-418-2215



Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except share and per share data)



     Three Months Ended
March 31,
     2018     2017  



Molecular information services

   $ 31,943     $ 15,594  

Related-party molecular information services from Roche

     14,648       5,504  

Pharma research and development services

     4,782       1,087  

Related-party pharma research and development services from Roche

     1,467       4,143  




Total revenue

     52,840       26,328  

Costs and expenses:


Cost of molecular information services

     21,279       17,117  

Cost of related-party molecular information services from Roche

     5,948       900  

Selling and marketing

     17,480       16,436  

General and administrative

     20,695       15,277  

Research and development

     23,859       23,285  







Total costs and expenses

     89,261       73,015  







Loss from operations

     (36,421     (46,687

Other (expense) income, net:


Interest (expense) income, net

     (994     90  

Other income

     —         144  







Net loss

   $ (37,415   $ (46,453







Net loss per common share applicable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (1.02   $ (1.31







Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

     36,792,980       35,426,296  


Supplemental Revenue Information

(In thousands)



     Three Months Ended
March 31,
     2018      2017  



Molecular information services

   $ 15,589      $ 10,649  

Related-party molecular information services from Roche

     3,198        970  







Total clinical revenue

   $ 18,787      $ 11,619  



Molecular information services

   $ 16,354      $ 4,945  

Related-party molecular information services from Roche

     11,450        4,534  

Pharma research and development services

     4,782        1,087  

Related-party pharma research and development services from Roche

     1,467        4,143  







Total pharma revenue

   $ 34,053      $ 14,709  







Total revenue

   $ 52,840      $ 26,328  








Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)



     March 31,
     December 31,



Current assets:


Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 60,293      $ 71,404  

Accounts receivable

     32,222        19,967  

Receivable due from Roche

     9,099        10,159  


     16,411        13,171  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     13,003        9,118  







Total current assets

     131,028        123,819  

Property and equipment, net

     41,607        41,119  

Restricted cash

     2,305        2,305  

Other assets

     2,225        1,760  







Total assets

   $ 177,165      $ 169,003  







Liabilities and stockholders’ equity


Current liabilities:


Accounts payable

   $ 25,865      $ 21,926  

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     22,393        36,745  

Deferred revenue

     2,867        2,212  

Roche related-party deferred revenue

     4,801        3,742  

Current portion of deferred rent

     1,836        1,818  







Total current liabilities

     57,762        66,443  

Other non-current liabilities

     10,507        10,892  

Indebtedness to Roche – non-current

     90,000        60,000  

Total stockholders’ equity

     18,896        31,668  







Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 177,165      $ 169,003