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TMCNet:  BIOCLINICA INC - 10-K - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

[February 22, 2013]

BIOCLINICA INC - 10-K - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

(Edgar Glimpses Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Overview BioClinica provides integrated clinical research technology solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device companies and other organizations such as contract research organizations, or CROs, engaged in global clinical studies. Our products and services include: medical image management, electronic image transport and archive solutions, electronic data capture, clinical data management, interactive voice and web response, clinical trial supply forecasting tools and clinical trial management software solutions. By supplying enterprise-class software and hosted solutions accompanied by expert services to fully utilize these tools, we believe that our offerings provide our clients, large and small, improved speed and efficiency in the execution of clinical studies, with reduced clinical and business risk.


Market for our Services Our vision is to build critical mass in the complementary disciplines of clinical research related to data collection and processing - especially those which can benefit from our information technology products and support services - and to integrate them in ways that yield efficiency and value for our clients.

Our goal is to provide demonstrable benefits to sponsor clients through this strategy, that is, faster and less expensive drug development. We believe that the outsourcing of these services should continue to increase in the future because of increased pressure on clients, including factors such as: the need to more tightly manage costs, capacity limitations, reductions in marketing exclusivity periods, the desire to reduce development time, increased globalization of clinical trials, productivity challenges, imminent patent expirations and more stringent regulation. We believe these trends will continue to create opportunities for companies like BioClinica that are focused on improving the efficiency of drug and medical device development.

Sales and Backlog Our sales cycle, referring to the period from the presentation by us to a potential client to the engagement of us by such client, has historically ranged from three to twelve months. In addition, the contracts under which we perform services typically cover a period of three months to seven years, and the volume and type of services performed by us generally vary during the course of a project. We cannot assure you that our project revenues will be at levels sufficient to maintain profitability.

Our contracted/committed backlog, referred to as backlog, is the expected service revenue that remains to be earned and recognized on both signed and verbally agreed to contracts. In addition, our costs may increase to service our increased backlog. Our backlog as of December 31, 2012 was $122.2 million, compared to $123.1 million at December 31, 2011. Changes in backlog for the period reflect the net effect of new contract signings, addendums, cancellations, expansions, and reductions in scope of existing projects, all of which impacted our backlog at December 31, 2012.

Contracts included in backlog are subject to termination by our clients at any time. In the event that a contract is cancelled by the client, we would be entitled to receive payment for all services performed up to the cancellation date. The duration of the projects included in our backlog range from less than three months to 60 months. We do not believe that backlog is a reliable predictor of future results because service revenues may be incurred in a given period on contracts that were not included in the previous reporting period's backlog and/or 26 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents contract cancellations or project delays may occur in a given period on contracts that were included in the previous reporting period's backlog.

Acquisitions and Dispositions On March 25, 2010, we acquired substantially all of the assets of privately held TranSenda International, LLC, or TranSenda. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, TranSenda was a provider of CTMS solutions. TranSenda's suite of web-based, Office-Smart CTMS solutions create efficiencies for trial operations through interoperability with Microsoft Office tools. The CTMS solutions enable our clients to have their applications work together instead of being locked into a single suite vendor and serves as the foundation for operational data interchange among different software applications. This facilitates easier access to data with a consistent user interface and reduces training costs.

With this acquisition, we enhanced our ability to serve customers throughout the clinical research process with technologies that include improved efficiencies by reducing study durations and costs through integrated operational management. The acquisition was made pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement, dated March 25, 2010, by and between BioClinica and TranSenda, or the Purchase Agreement. Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, we purchased and acquired from TranSenda all right, title and interest of TranSenda in and to the Purchased Assets (as defined in the Purchase Agreement) and assumed the Assumed Liabilities (as defined in the Purchase Agreement) of TranSenda.

As consideration for the Purchased Assets and Assumed Liabilities, we paid 577,960 shares of common stock, par value $0.00025 per share, of the Company, valued at a volume weighted average price per share equal to $4.32556, and subject to a post-closing adjustment based on the Final Closing Net Working Capital (as defined in the Purchase Agreement). Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, 15% of the aggregate consideration is to be held in escrow to cover any potential indemnification claims under the Purchase Agreement for a period of 12 months following the Closing Date (as defined in the Purchase Agreement, which was subsequently released). As part of the Purchase Agreement, TranSenda agreed not to directly or indirectly offer, sell, contract to sell, pledge, grant any option to purchase, make any short sale or otherwise dispose of any shares of BioClinica's common stock received pursuant to the Purchase Agreement for a period beginning on the date the Purchase Agreement was executed and continuing to and including the date 12 months after such date. We recorded the fair value of the acquisition of $2,468,000 based on our market value of $4.27 on March 25, 2010, the date of acquisition.

On September 15, 2009, BioClinica acquired substantially all of the assets of Tourtellotte Solutions, Inc., or Tourtellotte. Tourtellotte provided software applications and consulting services which support clinical trials in the pharmaceutical industry. The purchase price for Tourtellotte was $2.1 million in cash. Pursuant to the acquisition agreement, we agreed to pay up to an additional $3.2 million in cash and 350,000 shares of our common stock based upon achieving certain milestones, which include certain product development and revenue targets, hereinafter referred to as the "earn-out". In December 2010, pursuant to obtaining certain milestones, we paid to the sellers of Tourtellotte, $1.2 million in cash and 350,000 shares of our common stock and in November 2012 we paid $2,000,000 of the remaining earn-out. At December 31, 2012, we had no further obligations under the earn-out for the Tourtellotte acquisition. We used cash from operations to fund the cash purchase price for Tourtellotte.

27 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents Recent Events On January 30, 2013, it was announced that affiliates of JLL, including Parent and Purchaser, entered into the Merger Agreement with us whereby Parent will acquire us. The acquisition will be carried out in two steps. The first step is the tender offer by Purchaser to purchase all of our outstanding shares of common stock at a price of $7.25 per share, payable net to the seller in cash.

Unless subsequently extended, the Tender Offer will expire on March 11, 2013 at 12:00 midnight New York City time.

Following the successful completion of the Tender Offer, Purchaser will be merged with the Company, and all shares of our common stock not purchased in the Tender Offer (other than shares held by Purchaser or its affiliates or the Company and dissenting shares) will be converted into the right to receive $7.25 in cash per share of our common stock. In addition, under the terms of the Merger Agreement, Purchaser is granted an option to acquire up to one share more than 90% of our issued and outstanding common stock if necessary to allow a "short-form" merger under Delaware law, which would not require a stockholder vote. The Merger is subject to customary conditions.

Forward Looking Statements Certain matters discussed in this Form 10-K are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes", "expects", "may", "should" or "anticipates" or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy that involve risks and uncertainties. In particular, our statements regarding: our projected financial results; the demand for our services and technologies; growing recognition for the use of independent medical image review services; trends toward the outsourcing of imaging services in clinical trials; realized return from our marketing efforts; increased use of digital medical images in clinical trials; integration of our acquired companies and businesses; expansion into new business segments; the success of any potential acquisitions and the integration of current acquisitions; and the level of our backlog are examples of such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the timing of revenues due to the variability in size, scope and duration of projects, estimates made by management with respect to our critical accounting policies, regulatory delays, clinical study results which lead to reductions or cancellations of projects and other factors, including general economic conditions and regulatory developments, not within our control. The factors discussed in this Form 10-K and expressed from time to time in our filings with the SEC could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such statements. The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this filing, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Critical Accounting Policies, Estimates and Risks 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 accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, including the recoverability of tangible and intangible assets, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported period.

28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates. The most significant estimates relate to the recognition of revenue and profits based on the proportional performance method of accounting for fixed service contracts, accounting for acquisitions and the related goodwill and intangible assets, capitalization of software development costs, income taxes and fair value accounting for stock based compensation.

We believe the following critical accounting policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our Consolidated Financial Statements: Revenue. Service revenues are recognized over the contractual term of our customer contracts using the proportional performance method. Service revenues are first recognized when we have a signed contract from a customer which: (i) contain fixed or determinable fees; (ii) collectability of such fees is reasonably assured; and (iii) services are performed. Any change to recognized service revenue as a result of revisions to estimated total hours are recognized in the period the estimate changes.

We enter into service contracts that contain fixed or determinable fees. The fees in the contracts are based on the scope of work we are contracted to perform; there are unitized fees per service and fixed fees with a total estimated for the contract based upon the estimated unitized service expected to be performed, as well as the service to be delivered under the fixed fee component of the contract. The units are estimated based on the information provided by the customer, and we bill the customer for actual units completed in accordance with the terms of the contract. In the event that a contract is cancelled by the client, we would be entitled to receive payment for all services performed up to the cancellation date.

We, at the request of our clients, directly contract with and pay independent radiologists, referred to as Readers, who review the client's imaging data as part of the clinical trial. The costs of the Readers and other out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed to us and recognized gross as reimbursement revenues.

We also enter into software license contracts that permit the customer to use our software products at its site. Generally, these contracts are multiple-element arrangements since they usually provide for professional services and ongoing software maintenance. In these instances, license fees are recognized upon the signing of the contract and delivery of the software if the license fee is fixed or determinable, collection is probable, and there is sufficient vendor specific evidence of the fair value of each undelivered element. Revenue for the software maintenance is recognized over the duration of the maintenance period.

When contracts include both professional services and software and require a significant amount of program modification or customization, installation, systems integration or related services, the professional services and license revenue is recorded based upon the estimated percentage of completion, measured in the manner described above. Changes in the estimated costs or hours to complete the contract and losses, if any, are reflected in the period during which the change or loss becomes known.

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, Net. Goodwill is not amortized; instead, it is tested for impairment annually (at December 31st) or more frequently if indicators of impairment exist or if a decision is made to sell a business. A significant amount of judgment is involved in determining if an indicator of impairment has occurred. Such indicators may include a decline in expected cash flows, a significant adverse change in legal factors or in the business climate, unanticipated competition, or slower growth rates, among others. It is important to note that fair values that could be realized in an actual transaction may differ from those used to evaluate the impairment of goodwill.

Goodwill is allocated among and evaluated for impairment at the reporting level unit, which is defined as 29 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents an operating segment or one level below an operating segment. BioClinica has one operating segment, clinical trial services, which is a single reporting unit.

We use a discounted cash flow model to estimate the current fair value of the reporting unit when testing for impairment, as management believes forecasted cash flows are the best indicator of such fair value. A number of significant assumptions and estimates are involved in the application of the discounted cash flow model to forecast operating cash flows, including revenue growth rate, operating profit margins, discount rate, tax rates, capital spending, and working capital changes. We consider market participant assumptions in estimating fair value of the reporting unit. Revenue growth rate and operating profit assumptions are consistent with those utilized in our operating plan and long-term financial planning process. Management judgment is required in the determination of each assumption utilized in the valuation model, and actual results could differ from the estimates. At December 31, 2012, we conducted the required annual test of impairment. In 2012, the estimated fair value of the clinical trial services reporting unit was in excess of its carrying values, resulting in no impairment.

Income Taxes. We evaluate the need to record a valuation allowance to reduce our deferred tax assets to an amount that is more likely than not to be realized. In assessing the need for the valuation allowance, we consider our future taxable income and on-going prudent and feasible tax planning strategies. In the event that we were to determine that, in the future, we would be able to realize our deferred tax assets in excess of its net recorded amount, an adjustment to the deferred tax asset would be made, thereby increasing net income in the period such determination was made. Likewise, should we determine that it is more likely than not that we will be unable to realize all or part of our net deferred tax asset in the future, an adjustment to the deferred tax asset would be charged, thereby decreasing net income in the period such determination was made. We recognize contingent liabilities for any tax related exposures when those exposures are more likely than not to occur.

Foreign Currency Risks Our financial statements are denominated in U.S. dollars. Fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates could materially increase the operating costs of our facilities in the Netherlands and France, which are Euro denominated. A ten percent increase or decrease in the Euro to U.S. dollar spot exchange rate would result in a change of $73,000 and $87,000 to our net asset position, at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. In addition, certain of our contracts are denominated in foreign currency. We believe that any adverse fluctuation in the foreign currency markets relating to these costs will not result in any material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations. In the event we derive a greater portion of our service revenues from international operations, factors associated with international operations, including changes in foreign currency exchange rates, could affect our results of operations and financial condition.

Our foreign currency financial assets and liabilities primarily consist of cash, trade receivables, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, trade payables and accrued expenses. We were in a net asset position at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011. An increase in the exchange rate would result in less net assets when converted to U.S. dollars. Conversely, if we were in a net liability position, a decrease in the exchange rate would result in more net liabilities when converted to U.S. dollars.

We enter into foreign currency contracts with financial institutions to reduce the risk that our cash flows and earnings will be adversely affected by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. In accordance with our current foreign exchange rate risk management policy, our program is not designated for trading or speculative purposes.

We recognize derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value. See Note 4 of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

30 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents Results of Operations Year Ended December 31, 2012 Compared with Year Ended December 31, 2011.

% of Total % of Total 2012 Revenue 2011 Revenue $ Change % Change Service revenues $ 79,002 80.4 % $ 67,993 81.0 % $ 11,009 16.2 % Reimbursement revenues 19,276 19.6 % 15,971 19.0 % 3,305 20.7 % Total revenues 98,278 100.0 % 83,964 100.0 % 14,314 17.0 % Costs and expenses Cost of service revenues 48,639 49.5 % 42,217 50.3 % 6,422 15.2 % Cost of reimbursement revenues 19,276 19.6 % 15,971 19.0 % 3,305 20.7 % Sales and marketing expenses 10,732 10.9 % 8,726 10.4 % 2,006 23.0 % General and administrative expenses 11,560 11.8 % 10,172 12.1 % 1,388 13.6 % Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisition 534 0.5 % 623 0.7 % (89 ) -14.3 % Mergers and acquisitions related costs 190 0.2 % 162 0.2 % 28 17.3 % Restructuring costs 839 0.9 % 1,719 2.0 % (880 ) -51.2 % Total cost and expenses 91,770 93.4 % 79,590 94.8 % 12,180 15.3 % Operating income 6,508 6.6 % 4,374 5.2 % 2,134 48.8 % Interest income 10 0.0 % 8 0.0 % 2 25.0 % Interest expense (114 ) -0.1 % (48 ) -0.1 % (66 ) 137.5 % Income before income tax 6,404 6.5 % 4,334 5.2 % 2,070 47.8 % Income tax provision (2,677 ) -2.7 % (1,536 ) -1.8 % (1,141 ) 74.3 % Net income $ 3,727 3.8 % $ 2,798 3.3 % $ 929 33.2 % Service revenues were $79.0 million for fiscal 2012 and $68.0 million for fiscal 2011, an increase of $11.0 million, or 16.2%. The increase in service revenues was due to an increase in work performed as a result of growth from our eClinical solutions, including our full service EDC, Trident IWR and OnPoint CTMS as well as an increase in our medical imaging solutions offering.

Pfizer, Inc., encompassing 24 projects, represented 18.7% of our service revenue for fiscal 2012. Pfizer, Inc., encompassing 21 projects, represented 19.8% of our service revenue for fiscal 2011.

Reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues were $19.3 million for fiscal 2012 and $16.0 million for fiscal 2011, an increase of $3.3 million, or 20.7%. Reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues consist of payments received from the customer for reimbursable costs. Reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues fluctuate significantly over the course of any given project, and quarter to quarter variations are a reflection of project timing. Therefore, our management believes that reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues are not a significant indicator of our overall performance trends. At the request of our clients, we may directly pay the independent radiologists who review our client's imaging data. In such cases, per contractual arrangement, these costs are billed to our clients and are included in reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues.

Cost of service revenues were $48.6 million for fiscal 2012 and $42.2 million for fiscal 2011, an increase of $6.4 million, or 15.2%. Cost of service revenues for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 were comprised of professional salaries and benefits and allocated overhead. The increase is primarily attributable to the additional 31 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents personnel to support the growth of our Trident IWR, OnPoint CTMS and full service Express EDC solutions. The cost of revenues as a percentage of total revenues also fluctuates due to work-flow variations in the utilization of staff and the mix of services provided by us in any given period. We expect that our cost of service revenues will increase for the remainder of fiscal 2013 due to increased servicing costs to support the growth of our Trident IWR, OnPoint CTMS and full service Express EDC.

Sales and marketing expenses were $10.7 million for fiscal 2012 and $8.7 million for fiscal 2011, an increase of $2.0 million or 23.0%. Sales and marketing expenses for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 were comprised of direct sales and marketing costs, salaries and benefits and allocated overhead. The increase is due to additional sales personnel and related costs as we expand our sales efforts for our eClinical product in the U.S. and Europe. We expect that our sales and marketing costs will increase for fiscal 2013.

General and administrative expenses were $11.6 million for fiscal 2012 and $10.2 million for fiscal 2011, an increase of $1.4 million or 13.56%. General and administrative expenses for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 consisted primarily of salaries and benefits, allocated overhead, professional and consulting services and corporate insurance. The increase is due to increased information technology personnel and costs to support our technology needs. We expect that our general and administrative expenses will increase for fiscal 2013.

Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions was $534,000 for fiscal 2012 and $623,000 for fiscal 2011, a decrease of $89,000, or 14.3%.

Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions consisted primarily of amortization of customer backlog, customer relationships, software and non-compete intangibles acquired from the acquisitions of PDS, Tourtellotte, TranSenda and Theralys. The decrease is primarily due to the completion of the amortization of the Theralys assets. We expect that the amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions will decrease for fiscal 2013 due to the completion of amortization of certain intangible assets.

Restructuring costs were $839,000 for fiscal 2012 and $1.7 million for fiscal 2011. In 2012, we initiated a change in reporting structure and changes of roles and responsibilities within our operations that resulted in elimination of certain positions and resulted in a total restructuring charge of $839,000.

This restructuring charge was comprised of $695,000 in employee severance, $5,000 in office space restructuring and $139,000 in legal and other costs. As a result of the restructuring, the Company expects to realize annual operating expense savings of $1.0 million. The launch of our BioPacs imaging management system and the release of our integrated BioRead image review software further enhances the quality of our imaging corelab service offering and has enabled us to gain efficiencies by better utilizing resources across our U.S. and European operations. As a result, in 2011, we realigned our global resources to eliminate certain duplicate functions and took a total restructuring charge of $1.7 million for fiscal 2011. This restructuring charge was comprised of $656,000 in employee severance, $884,000 write-off of facility lease obligations and $179,000 in legal and other costs.

Merger and acquisition related costs were $190,000 for fiscal 2012, compared to $162,000 for fiscal 2011. Fiscal 2012 costs primarily consist of legal and consulting fees related to our assessment of potential strategic alternatives throughout 2012. Fiscal 2011 includes $114,000 for the accretion related to the change in the fair value of the second earn-out payment associated with the Tourtellotte acquisition.

Net interest expense was $104,000 for fiscal 2012 compared to $40,000 for fiscal 2011, an increase of $64,000. Interest income is comprised of interest income earned on our cash balance and interest expense is comprised of interest expense incurred on equipment lease obligations. The increase in expense is due to the capital lease obligations we entered into during 2012 and 2011.

32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents Our income tax provision was $2.7 million for fiscal 2012 and $1.5 million for fiscal 2011. Our effective tax rate was 42% for fiscal 2012 and 35% for fiscal 2011. The increase from the prior year is due to not including the federal credit for research and experimentation and the state tax apportionment. Our 2012 effective tax rate would have been lower by approximately 3% if Congress had enacted the legislation to extend the federal credit for research and experimentation by December 31, 2012. In addition, 1.4% of the increase is due to the change in estimate of the federal credit for research and experimentation with the filing in September 2012 of our annual tax returns for the year ending 2011.

33 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents Results of Operations Year Ended December 31, 2011 Compared with Year Ended December 31, 2010.

% of Total % of Total 2011 Revenue 2010 Revenue $ Change % Change Service revenues $ 67,993 81.0 % $ 62,714 83.4 % $ 5,279 8.4 % Reimbursement revenues 15,971 19.0 % 12,474 16.6 % 3,497 28.0 % Total revenues 83,964 100.0 % 75,188 100.0 % 8,776 11.7 % Costs and expenses Cost of service revenues 42,217 50.3 % 39,559 52.6 % 2,658 6.7 % Cost of reimbursement revenues 15,971 19.0 % 12,474 16.6 % 3,497 28.0 % Sales and marketing expenses 8,726 10.4 % 9,004 12.0 % (278 ) -3.1 % General and administrative expenses 10,172 12.1 % 8,446 11.2 % 1,726 20.4 % Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisition 623 0.7 % 638 0.8 % (15 ) -2.4 % Mergers and acquisitions related costs 162 0.2 % 749 1.0 % (587 ) -78.4 % Restructuring costs 1,719 2.0 % - 0.0 % 1719 - Total cost and expenses 79,590 94.8 % 70,870 94.3 % 8,720 12.3 % Operating income 4,374 5.2 % 4,318 5.7 % 56 1.3 % Interest income 8 0.0 % 23 0.0 % (15 ) -65.2 % Interest expense (48 ) -0.1 % (12 ) 0.0 % (36 ) 300.0 % Income before income tax 4,334 5.2 % 4,329 5.8 % 5 0.1 % Income tax provision (1,536 ) -1.8 % (1,576 ) -2.1 % 40 -2.5 % Net income $ 2,798 3.3 % $ 2,753 3.7 % $ 45 1.6 % The Consolidated Statement of Income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 excludes the financial results of TranSenda from the acquisition date of March 25, 2010 through March 31, 2010 due to immateriality of TranSenda's results of operations for that period.

Service revenues were $68.0 million for fiscal 2011 and $62.7 million for fiscal 2010, an increase of $5.3 million, or 8.4%. The increase in service revenues was due to an increase in work performed on the increased backlog from the prior year. Pfizer, Inc., encompassing 21 projects, represented 19.8% of our service revenue for fiscal 2011. Pfizer, Inc., encompassing 22 projects, represented 19.9% of our service revenue for fiscal 2010.

Reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues were $16.0 million for fiscal 2011 and $12.5 million for fiscal 2010, an increase of $3.5 million, or 28.0%. Reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues consist of payments received from the customer for reimbursable costs. Reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues fluctuate significantly over the course of any given project, and quarter to quarter variations are a reflection of this project timing. Therefore, our management believes that reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues are not a significant indicator of our overall performance trends. At the request of our clients, we may directly pay the independent radiologists who review our client's imaging data. In such cases, per contractual arrangement, these costs are billed to our clients and are included in reimbursement revenues and cost of reimbursement revenues.

34 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents Cost of service revenues were $42.2 million for fiscal 2011 and $39.6 million for fiscal 2010, an increase of $2.6 million, or 6.7%. Cost of service revenues for fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 were comprised of professional salaries and benefits and allocated overhead. The increase is primarily attributable to the additional personnel to support the growth of our Trident IWR and OnPoint CTMS products. The cost of revenues as a percentage of total revenues also fluctuates due to work-flow variations in the utilization of staff and the mix of services provided by us in any given period.

Sales and marketing expenses were $8.7 million for fiscal 2011 and $9.0 million for fiscal 2010, a decrease of $278,000 or 3.1%. Sales and marketing expenses for fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 were comprised of direct sales and marketing costs, salaries and benefits and allocated overhead. The decrease is due to our hiring of marketing personnel to incur less external marketing costs.

General and administrative expenses were $10.2 million for fiscal 2011 and $8.4 million for fiscal 2010, an increase of $1.7 million or 20.4%. General and administrative expenses for fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 consisted primarily of salaries and benefits, allocated overhead, professional and consulting services and corporate insurance. The increase is due to increased information technology personnel and costs to support our technology needs.

Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions was $623,000 for fiscal 2011 and $638,000 for fiscal 2010, a decrease of $15,000, or 2.4%.

Amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions consisted primarily of amortization of customer backlog, customer relationships, software and non-compete intangibles acquired from the acquisitions of PDS, Tourtellotte, TranSenda and Theralys. The decrease is primarily due to the completion of the amortization of the Theralys assets. We expect that the amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions will decrease for fiscal 2012 due to the completion of amortization of certain intangible assets.

Restructuring costs were $1.7 million for fiscal 2011 and $0 for fiscal 2010.

The launch of our BioPacs imaging management system and the release of our integrated BioRead image review software further enhances the quality of our imaging corelab service offering and has enabled us to gain efficiencies by better utilizing resources across our U.S. and European operations. As a result, in 2011, we realigned our global resources to eliminate certain duplicate functions and took a total restructuring charge of $1.7 million for fiscal 2011. This restructuring charge was comprised of $656,000 in employee severance, $884,000 write-off of facility lease obligations and $179,000 in legal and other costs.

Merger and acquisition related costs were $162,000 for fiscal 2011 and $749,000 for fiscal 2010, a decrease of $587,000, or 78.4%. Fiscal 2010 included expenses resulting directly from merger and acquisition activities for the TranSenda acquisition such as legal, accounting and other due diligence and integration costs. Fiscal 2011 includes $114,000 for the accretion related to the change in the fair value of the second earn-out payment associated with the Tourtellotte acquisition.

Net interest expense was $40,000 for fiscal 2011 compared to $11,000 of interest income for fiscal 2010, a decrease of $51,000. Interest income is comprised of interest income earned on our cash balance and interest expense is comprised of interest expense incurred on equipment lease obligations. The increase in expense is due to the capital lease obligations we entered into during 2011.

Our income tax provision was $1.5 million for fiscal 2011 and $1.6 million for fiscal 2010. Our effective tax rate was 35% for fiscal 2011 and 36% for fiscal 2010. The lower effective tax rate in fiscal 2011 is due to the credits for increasing research activities partially offset by a New Jersey state tax assessment related to prior years.

35 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents Liquidity and Capital Resources Our principal liquidity requirements have been, and we expect will be, for working capital and general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures.

Statement of Cash Flow for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010.

(in thousands) 2012 2011 2010 Net cash provided by activities from continuing operations $ 9,853 $ 7,726 $ 3,992 Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations $ (10,904 ) $ (5,767 ) $ (8,450 ) Net cash provided by financing activities from continuing operations $ 2,378 $ 197 $ 348 At December 31, 2012, we had cash and cash equivalents of $13.9 million.

Working capital, defined as current assets minus current liabilities, at December 31, 2012 was $14.4 million as compared to working capital of $11.6 million at December 31, 2011 and $8.6 million at December 31, 2010.

Net cash provided by continuing operating activities was $9.9 million for fiscal 2012 compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $7.7 million for fiscal 2011. This increase from the prior year is primarily due to the increase in net income of $900,000 and improved management of working capital.

Net cash used in investing activities was $10.9 million for fiscal 2012 and $5.8 million for fiscal 2011. This increase is primarily due to the cash payment of $2.0 million for the TranSenda acquisition earn-out and an increase of $2.0 million in computer equipment purchases for our data center in 2012.

Net cash provided by financing activities was $2.4 million for fiscal 2012 compared to net cash provided by financing activities of $197,000 for fiscal 2011. The difference from the prior year was primarily due to our entering into $3.9 million of sale/leaseback transactions to finance the purchase of property and equipment in 2012 offset by the purchase of treasury shares for $1.4 million in fiscal 2012.

36 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents The following table lists our cash contractual obligations as of December 31, 2012: Payments Due By Period (in thousands) Less than 1 More than Contractual obligations Total year 1-3 years 3-5 years 5 years Facility rent operating leases 29,370 2,940 5,530 5,353 15,547 Employment agreements 1,552 977 575 - - Capital lease 5,124 1,176 2,457 1,491 - Total contractual cash obligations $ 36,046 $ 5,093 $ 8,562 $ 6,844 $ 15,547 On May 5, 2010, we entered into a two year unsecured, committed line of credit with PNC Bank and have renewed this two year line of credit annually. In April 2012, the Company again extended the expiration date of this line of credit to May 4, 2014. Under the credit agreement, we have the ability to borrow $7.5 million at interest rates equal to LIBOR plus 1.75%. In addition, we pay a fee of 0.25% per annum on the loan commitment regardless of usage. The credit agreement requires our compliance with certain covenants, including maintaining a minimum stockholders' equity of $35 million. As of December 31, 2012, we had no borrowings under this line of credit, and we were compliant with the covenants.

Capital lease obligations consist of nine equipment lease obligations with the same bank at December 31, 2012. In fiscal 2012, we entered into four sale/leaseback transactions totaling $3.9 million whereby we sold and leased back computer equipment and software. The leases are accounted for as a capital lease and resulted in a gain of $147,000 which is deferred over the life of the lease. The lease terms are for five years with interest rates ranging from 3.04% to 3.87% per annum.

On February 22, 2012, the Company entered into an employment agreement with its President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 29, 2012 and expires on February 28, 2015. In addition, the Company has employment agreements with its Chief Financial Officer and the President of eClinical Solutions. The Chief Financial Officer's agreement expires February 24, 2014 and is renewable on an annual basis. The President of eClinical Solutions' agreement expires September 30, 2013 and is renewable on an annual basis. The aggregate amount payable from January 1, 2013 through the expiration under these agreements is $1.5 million.

We have neither paid nor declared dividends on our common stock since our inception and do not plan to pay dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future.

We have not entered into any off-balance sheet transactions, arrangements or other relationships with unconsolidated entities or other persons that are likely to affect liquidity or the availability of or requirements for capital resources.

We anticipate that our existing capital resources together with cash flow from operations will be sufficient to meet our cash needs for the next 12 months.

However, we cannot assure you that our operating results will maintain profitability on an annual basis in the future. The inherent operational risks associated with the following factors may have a material adverse effect on our future liquidity: † our ability to gain new client contracts; † project cancellations; † the variability of the timing of payments on existing client contracts; and † other changes in our operating assets and liabilities.

37 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents We may seek to raise additional capital from equity or debt sources in order to take advantage of unanticipated opportunities, such as more rapid expansion, acquisitions of complementary businesses or the development of new services. We cannot assure you that additional financing will be available, if at all, on terms acceptable to us.

Recently Issued Accounting Statements In September 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued authoritative guidance that allows an entity to use a qualitative approach to test goodwill for impairment. Under this guidance, an entity has the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether the existence of events or circumstances leads to a determination that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If, after assessing the totality of events or circumstances, an entity determines it is not more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, then performing the two-step impairment test is unnecessary. In addition, an entity has the option to bypass the qualitative assessment for any reporting unit in any period and proceed directly to performing the first step of the two-step goodwill impairment test. This guidance is effective for BioClinica's goodwill impairment tests performed at December 31, 2012 and does not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In December 2011, the FASB issued an accounting standards update that will require us to disclose information about offsetting and related arrangements associated with certain financial and derivative instruments to enable users of our financial statements to better understand the effect of those arrangements on our financial position. The new guidance will be applicable to us for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after January 1, 2013.

We do not expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

In July 2012, the FASB issued an accounting standards update with new guidance on annual impairment testing of indefinite-lived intangible assets. The standards update allows an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine if it is more likely than not that the fair value of an indefinite-lived intangible asset is less than its carrying amount. If based on its qualitative assessment an entity concludes it is more likely than not that the fair value of an indefinite-lived intangible asset is less than its carrying amount, quantitative impairment testing is required. However, if an entity concludes otherwise, quantitative impairment testing is not required. The standards update is effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012, with early adoption permitted. We do not expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

In January 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-01, Balance Sheet (Topic 210): Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities which provides further clarification relating to the scope of ASU 2011-11, Balance Sheet (Topic 210): Disclosure about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities. Effective for fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, ASU 2011-11 requires an entity to include additional disclosures about financial instruments and transactions eligible for offset in the statement of financial position, as well as financial instruments subject to a master netting agreement or similar arrangement. ASU 2013-01 added further scope clarification that ASU 2011-11 applies to derivatives, including bifurcated embedded derivatives, repurchase agreements and reverse repurchase agreements, and securities borrowing and securities lending transactions that are either offset or subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement. We do not expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements. This ASU will be effective for fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, including interim periods within those fiscal years.

38 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents In February 2013, the FASB issued amendments to the accounting guidance for presentation of comprehensive income to improve the reporting of reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income. The amendments do not change the current requirements for reporting net income or other comprehensive income, but do require an entity to provide information about the amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income by component.

In addition, an entity is required to present, either on the face of the statement where the net income is presented or in the notes, significant amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income by the respective line items of net income but only if the amount reclassified is required under GAAP to be reclassified to net income in its entirety in the same reporting period. For other amounts that are not required under GAAP to be reclassified in their entirety to net income, an entity is required to cross-reference to other disclosures required under GAAP that provide additional detail about these amounts. For public companies, these amendments are effective prospectively for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2012. Other than a change in presentation, we do not believe the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

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