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Repligen Corp (NASDAQ:RGEN)
Q2 2021 Earnings Call
Jul 27, 2021, 8:30 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Repligen Corporation's Second Quarter of 2021 Earnings Conference Call. My name is Matt, and I will be your coordinator. [Operator Instructions] Please note that there will be a question-and-answer session following the company's formal remarks. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to turn the call over to your host for today's call, Sondra Newman, Head of Investor Relations for Repligen. Please go ahead.

Sondra S. Newman -- Head of Investor Relations

Thank you, Matt. Good morning to everyone on the call. We appreciate you joining again. This morning, we will be covering financial results and business highlights for the three and six months periods ended June 30, 2021. We'll also update our financial guidance for the current year. We've got, President and CEO, Tony Hunt, who will cover business updates and, our CFO, Jon Snodgres will cover our financial results and guidance. As a reminder, the forward-looking statements that we make during this call, including those regarding our business goals and expectations for the financial performance of the company are subject to risks and uncertainties that can cause actual events or results to differ. Additional information concerning risks related to our business is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, the current report on Form 8-K which we filed today and, other filings that we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Today's comments reflect management's current views which could change as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The company does not obligate or commit itself to update forward-looking statements except as required by law. During this call, we are providing non-GAAP results and guidance. Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures are included in the press release that we issued this morning, which is posted to Repligen's website and on sec.gov. Non-GAAP figures in today's report include the following. Revenue growth at constant currency; gross profit and gross margin; operating expenses including R&D and SG&A, operating income and, operating margin; other income and expense; income tax expense, net income and, earnings per share, as well as EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. These adjusted financial measures should not be viewed as an alternative to GAAP measures, but are intended to better enable investors to benchmark Repligen's current results against historical performance and the performance of peers when evaluating investment opportunities.

Now I'll turn the call over to Tony Hunt.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Thank you, Sondra, and, good morning everyone and welcome to our Q2 earnings call. We're very pleased with our performance in the second quarter and through the first half of 2021. Our reported organic revenue growth of 69% year-over-year along with significant margin expansion reflects the outstanding efforts by our entire team as we focus on capacity expansion in capital project programs to meet accelerating demand on fast-tracking the hiring of more than 300 people, completing the next phase implementation of SAP while delivering critical products to our expanding customer base. We also executed on our M&A strategy adding an important player in hollow fiber technology to our fast-growing filtration franchise. As noted in prior quarters, we continue to see very positive performance in our non-COVID-based business, which was up 35% accounting for 66% of revenue and 31 points of total growth. We had another strong COVID quarter, which represented 27% of our revenue, or 42 points of our total growth. Finally, revenue from acquisitions we made in 2020 namely ARTeSYN, EMT, and, NMS represented 7% of our revenue and 13 points of growth. We continue to be encouraged by the sustained strength in our non-COVID business for all our franchise continued to perform above our expectations led by our filtration franchise, which was more than doubled through the first six months of 2021. On the orders front, we continue to see strong momentum with orders up approximately 140% in the first half of this year compared to 2020 as customers continue to fill out the order book for the second half of 2021 and first half of 2022. In the quarter COVID orders represented 28% of the order book. Given the strength in orders and overall first half revenue performance, we now expect 2021 to finish between $625 million and $645 million with COVID revenue coming in between $170 million and $180 million. Our base business growth should be north of 30% reflecting the strong adoption of our core technologies and bioprocessing.

Looking into 2022, we have increasing visibility into demand from COVID accounts with orders currently being placed for next year, while there are still more accounts have yet to place orders, our COVID order book has filled up to greater than $100 million over the last few months and we expect that COVID revenues in 2022 will be approximately $200 million. Before jumping into the quarterly results, I want to provide some commentary on our acquisition of Polymem, an update on the performance of EMT, NMS, and ARTeSYN, and a progress report on our capacity expansion plans. As announced on the 1st of July, we closed on the acquisition of Polymem, an expert in hollow fiber manufacturing expanding industrial and bioprocessing market. This is a very important acquisition for us as it provides us with three main benefits; one, a meaningful and immediate two to threefold increase in overall hollow fiber membrane and module capacity, two, an innovator in membrane development with strong synergies in bioprocessing applications and finally three, an incredibly talented team with a strong cultural alignment with Repligen. We have worked with the team at Polymem over the last year and they are now producing hollow fiber modules for our bioprocessing customer base as we ramp up our overall manufacturing production for our filtration products. Looking to the future and overall integration objectives, our goals are to continue to support Polymem's industrial customer base to increase capacity and broader commercial reach, to accelerate the R&D pipeline with a focus on innovation in membranes and modules, and to expand their manufacturing footprint to support bioprocessing demand. We expect there Industrial business will grow in the range of 15% annually and the bioprocess business will roll into our filtration franchise supported by our commercial channel. With respect to EMT, NMS, and ARTeSYN we're extremely pleased with overall performance in the first half of 2021 as our commercial organization has move quickly to integrate these products into our systems and fluid management portfolio. The performance reflects the strong fit with our overall bioprocessing business and the speed of integration into Repligen which has gone well. We expect that these businesses will be at or above the high end of a $43 million to $46 million guidance range by the end of the year. We also expect Polymem to contribute $3 million to the second half of 2021.

As noted in May, our number one priority continues to be building our capacity to support accelerating demand across all of our businesses. Our operations team continues to do an outstanding job and this is clearly reflected in the margin performance in Q2, as we have systematically added capacity for OPUS pre-packed columns, hollow fibers, flat sheet cassettes, and systems. To support our long-term growth targets, and ensure that we have ample production capacity we recently signed a lease for a 64,000 square-foot facility in Hopkinton Mass and we are set to build out a 3,300 square-foot LEED Silver certified building in Waterford, Ireland that was developed by the Irish Industrial Development Agency and it's very close to our ARTeSYN headquarters. Both the Hopkinton and Waterford sites will become centers of excellence for assembly, which include ProConnex flow paths for our systems. In addition, the Hopkinton plant will support our expansion plans for affinity ligand product lines that is already set up to support E. coli manufacturing. We are making quick progress and expect both facilities to come online in 2022, coupled with our ongoing 67,000 square-foot expansion in Marlborough, we will be well positioned to support our growth for the next five years.

Moving now to our quarterly performance. The story of the quarter was 35% non-COVID-based business growth and the continued strength that COVID accounts. Order load as noted earlier was exceptionally strong with our non-COVID accounts contributing greater than 70% of this overall demand. In filtration, our business more than doubled in Q2 and through the first six months of 2021. The strength in filtration was broad-based. Our ATF business doubled in the quarter with Asia now representing more than 30% of these sales. We saw strong demand for a single-use ATF devices in COVID applications as well as in gene therapy. For ATF is fast becoming the standard for viral vector intensification. In our flat sheet cassette business, our non-COVID account revenue was up over 60% reflecting best-in-class lead times as we have roughly built out our capacity here in 2021. Our hollow fiber business on the system side was up approximately 100% driven by the strong demand for our benchtop hollow fiber systems. Finally, we were able to add in some new vaccine and diagnostic wins, which will help bolster revenues in the second half of this year and into 2022. For the full year, we continue to expect our filtration business to double.

Moving to chromatography. Our OPUS pre-packed column business had an excellent quarter driven by gene therapy and COVID customers who continue to implement pre-packed columns into their manufacturing process. As our customer base continues to adopt and implement OPUS, we are delighted that our Breda facility is now online and ready to package columns here in Q3. This will give our European customer base, a local manufacturing hub and will make it much easier for these customers to ship chromatography resins to Repligen for column packing. For the year, we anticipate that the chromatography franchise will grow in the range of 35% to 45%. Our OEM proteins business had another strong quarter as we have seen an uptick in demand for Protein A ligands and growth factors. With the strong order book in Q3 and continued strength forecasted through to the end of the year, we now expect proteins to grow north of 30% this year. Finally, our process analytics business continues to accelerate as customers adopt SoloVPE of new accounts and Flow VPE into process analytic technologies or PAT applications. For the quarter the business was up greater than 40% very similar to our results in Q1 with new accounts again, accounting for almost 50% of the systems sold. Our FlowVPX system was officially launched in the quarter and we are seeing high interest and strong adoption of this technology and applications ranging from chromatography to fill-finish as customers look to get accurate real-time protein concentration data on the manufacturing floor for their target drugs. We expect that the first half momentum will carry over into the second half and we now anticipate growth in the range of 30% to 35% for the year. So overall, we had another outstanding quarter in Q2 where we had really good balance between our COVID and non-COVID accounts and strong execution operationally, which drove the significant margin. We are especially encouraged for our base business growth, which we anticipate will be north of 30% this year. With additional capacity coming online new products continue to hit the market, excellent performance by our recent M&As, the future is bright. And we continue to execute on our long-term growth targets, which we are now revising, with the goal of surpassing $1 billion in revenue in 2024. We look forward to updating you on our progress through the year.

And with that, I'll turn the call over to Jon for the financial update.

Jon K Snodgres -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, Tony, and good morning everyone. Today, we are reporting our financial results for the second quarter 2021 as well as updating our financial guidance for the year. Unless otherwise mentioned, all financial measures discussed reflect adjusted non-GAAP measures. As shared in our press release this morning, we again delivered record revenue and strong earnings growth for the second quarter of 2021. We are also seeing significant order intake supporting our outlook for the second half of 2021 and into 2022. As Tony highlighted our base business continues to perform very well, up 35% year-over-year and contributing 31 points to overall revenue growth of 86%. The strength of our base business, which excludes COVID-related revenue and inorganic M&A revenue was driven by across-the-board gains in each of our four product franchises. We also continue to see robust sales and orders from our COVID-related business, which contributed 42 points to overall revenue growth in the second quarter. Finally, inorganic growth from our 2020 acquisitions of EMT, NMS, and ARTeSYN drove 13 points of the 86% growth in the second quarter. Overall, we continue to benefit from an acceleration in demand for our products from a robust biologics market that continues to pivot toward more flexible and efficient manufacturing solutions.

During the second quarter, our operational focus was on capacity expansion, integrations of our 2020 acquisitions, and the completion of deal-related activities for our Polymem acquisition that closed on July 1. We also completed Phase 3 of our SAP implementations with our Sweden, Germany, and Clifton Park, New York locations going live in May. On the hiring front, we've continued to expand our R&D and global commercial teams and operating infrastructure.

During the first half of 2021, we added over 300 individuals to our team, a 30% increase from year-end 2020. These operational investments are key to supporting the acceleration of growth across all of our product lines as we focus on driving best-in-class lead times. Now shifting to our second quarter 2021 revenue commentary. On our top line, we generated record revenue of $163 million in the second quarter of 2021 representing reported growth of 86% and organic growth of 69%. Included in our reported growth figures is a 5-point tailwind from foreign exchange. Overall, the composition of our second quarter revenues, includes our base business representing 66% of total revenue. COVID program revenues representing 27% and our 2020 acquisitions contributing about 7%. Complementing our revenue growth, we continue to see excellent orders traction in each of our product franchises with overall order growth of nearly 140% through the first half of 2021. In terms of regional revenue growth for our direct products in the second quarter, we continue to see very positive momentum. Revenues from Asia and the Rest of the World were up more than 115% led by the strength of our filtration products in China, Korea, and India. Europe grew at greater than 170% in the quarter and our North America region also continued to perform well with revenue growth of greater than 70%. As it relates to drug product revenue composition for the second quarter of 2021, North America represented 42%, with Europe and Asia representing 36% and 22% respectively.

Now moving down our income statement. Adjusted gross profit increased to $101.1 million in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of $50.1 million or 98% versus the second quarter of 2020. Adjusted gross margin increased to 62% in the quarter compared to 58.2% from the same period in 2020. This 380 basis point improvement reflects benefits from positive volume leverage, higher column versus resin content of our OPUS product line, and the timing of planned expense increases in facilities, equipment depreciation, and headcount additions tied to our capacity expansion initiatives. Based on the strength of our year-to-date 2021 performance and our expectations for a strong second half of the year, we are increasing our full-year adjusted gross margin guidance to 59% to 60%, up from our prior anticipation of 57% to 58%

We'll now transition down the P&L to adjusted operating expenses. Adjusted research and development expenses increased to $8 million in the second quarter of 2021 compared to $4.1 million in Q2 of 2020. R&D dollars continue to be directed toward expanding our global R&D team capabilities and systems, filtration membranes, and gene therapy. We also increased spend on key R&D programs, spanning our 4 product franchises with the goal of launching several new products in the next 12 months. Second quarter 2021 adjusted SG&A expenses were $36.4 million or 22.3% of revenue compared to $21.2 million or 24.3% of revenue for the 2020 period. The increased SG&A spend on a dollar basis was related to the timing of our 2020 acquisitions, plus investments in personnel and occupancy and depreciation expenses.

Now moving to adjusted earnings and EPS. Second quarter 2021 adjusted operating income was $56.6 million versus $25.5 million reported in the second quarter of 2020, an increase of $31.1 million or 122%. Second quarter adjusted operating margin was 34.7%, an improvement of 550 basis points compared to 29.2% in the 2020 second quarter. Adjusted operating margin expansion in the second quarter of 2021 reflects the impact of strong volume leverage with our revenue growth accelerating faster than our capacity-related investments. Based on our first half of 2021 performance and the expected strength of our markets and operational performance for the second half, we are increasing our full-year adjusted operating margin expectations to 29% to 31% up from our prior outlook of 27% to 28%. Adjusted net income was $44.9 million in the second quarter of 2021, representing an increase of $22.4 million or 99% versus $22.5 million in the 2020 period. Our strong growth in operating performance in the quarter was partially offset by a higher adjusted income tax rate of 19.3% compared to the 9.1% adjusted tax rate from the second quarter in 2020 which benefited from unusually high stock vesting and exercise impacts. Adjusted EPS increased to $0.79 per fully diluted share in the second quarter of 2021 compared to $0.42 in the 2020 period, an increase of $0.37 or 87%. Our cash and cash equivalents, which are GAAP metrics totaled $734 million at June 30, 2021.

We'll now transition to our 2021 full-year guidance. Our GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations for our 2021 financial guidance are included in the reconciliation tables in today's earnings press release. As previously mentioned, unless otherwise noted, all 2021 financial guidance discussed will be non-GAAP. Please also keep in mind that our 2021 guidance may be impacted by fluctuations in foreign exchange rates beyond our current projection of a 3% tailwind on full year sales and does not include the potential impact of any future acquisitions that the company may pursue.

Based on the continuation of our robust bioprocessing market and the strong operational execution in our business, we are increasing our 2021 full year revenue guidance, a GAAP metric by $57.5 million at midpoint up to $625 million to $645 million. This represents reported growth in the range of 71% to 76% and organic growth of 57% to 62%. We are increasing our 2021 adjusted gross margin guidance to 59% to 60%, up 2 points from our previous guidance range of 57% to 58%. We are raising our adjusted operating income guidance by $35.5 million at midpoint to a range of $192 million to $197 million and boosting our adjusted operating margin range by 250 basis points at midpoint to the range of 29% to 31% of revenue for the year. With respect to adjusted other income and expense, we are increasing expense to $2 million from our prior guidance of $1 million related to transactional foreign exchange exposure realized in the first and second quarters of 2021. We continue to expect full year 2021 adjusted income tax expense to be approximately 19% of adjusted pre-tax income. This guidance assumes an adjusted tax rate of 21% for the second half of 2021 and does not consider the potential impact of additional employee stock transactions, which we expect to be modest for the remainder of the year. We are raising our adjusted net income expectations for full year 2021 by $28 million at midpoint to the range of $154 million to $158 million. And we are boosting our adjusted EPS range expectations by $0.50 to $2.71 to $2.78 per fully diluted share. Our adjusted EPS guidance reflects an estimated 57 million weighted average fully diluted shares outstanding for the year.

Our full-year 2021 adjusted EBITDA range is being increased by $34.5 million at midpoint to the range of $210 million to $215 million, with depreciation and intangible amortization expense is expected to be approximately $19 million and $21.3 million respectively. Company continues to expect to invest $60 million into capital expenditures in 2021 consistent with our previous guidance. This includes key capacity expansion initiatives portfolio or filtration, chromatography and proteins portfolios as well as continued SAP system implementation investments. Inclusive of the compensation paid for our Polymem acquisition, which closed on July 1, we expect year-end cash and cash equivalents, a GAAP metric to be in the range of $740 million to $750 million with our CapEx investments being fully funded by cash generation from our operations. This completes our financial report and guidance update.

And I will now turn the call back to the operator to open the lines for questions.

Questions and Answers:

Operator

[Operator Instructions] Our first question will come from Dan Arias with Stifel. Please go ahead.

Dan Arias -- Stifel -- Analyst

Hi. Good morning guys. Congrats on the quarter. Sorry for the cold here. Jon, I wanted to start with the gross margin performance and the margin guide for the year, well above what we were looking for the quarter. How should we think about the impact of just the leverage on the higher volume and the capacity changes versus the timing element on, I think payments that you mentioned? If I look at the gross margin outlook for the year, it kind of looks like you need to dip down a couple of hundred basis points in order to get to the middle of the 59% to 60% range. So is there something discrete there and to what extent should we kind of think about a new floor going forward at the gross margin line?

Jon K Snodgres -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. So I can give you a good overview of that Dan. For Q2, obviously, we're at 62% adjusted gross margin, and then year-to-date, we're at about 60.8%. So as a result of the first half performance, we did see very nice volume leverage. We also saw some mix benefits that we touched on within our OPUS product line as well as a high degree of volume from proteins and filtration which was favorable from a mix perspective in the first half. As we look at this, we raised our overall guidance by about 2 points up from that 57% to 58% up to 59% to 60%. And what this implies actually for the second half is a midpoint of gross margin for the second half of the year of 58% to 58.5% in that range. And so what we expect to see for the second half of the year is just a number of investments that we've been making throughout the year but should intensify with our expanded footprint with more depreciation expenses and more headcount expenses as we come through the second half of the year. But definitely a little dip down but 58.3% or 58.5% is pretty formidable for the second half compared to historical margins we've had.

Dan Arias -- Stifel -- Analyst

Okay. Any thought on next year. I mean I know we're not there yet, but just given where you went through this quarter, you sort of like level-set where you might come back to for 2022?

Jon K Snodgres -- Chief Financial Officer

Yeah. A lot is going to depend on volumes and what we're able to see coming into the revenue forecast. It's a little bit early to say that. But I would say, Dan, if we're finishing the year -- second half of the year in that 58% to 58.5%, that's probably likely a good starting point for the year, and hopefully, it will -- it would ramp up a bit through the year.

Dan Arias -- Stifel -- Analyst

Yeah. Okay. Thank you so much, Tony maybe just one for you, obviously pretty strong performance on the non-COVID business to your point. Can you just maybe walk through some of the factors that you think are driving acceleration just when it comes to clinical development advancement Phase 1 to 2s, 2s to 3s, larger orders. I mean, I know you've mentioned about -- mentioned selling capabilities when it comes to the portfolio. So just curious to get your thoughts on what you think is driving the acceleration there? And then along those lines. I mean, one of the other things that you mentioned, you just referenced anyways, is just that some of the COVID work that you've done for the government that you've been obligated to do has at times put a bit of a constraint on the non-COVID business at some point. So is there anything to read into the results here that says that maybe that's easing a bit or is it just sort of a different dynamic altogether?

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yes. I mean, when you look at the overall performance in Q2 and honestly when you look at it for a full year for we're projecting out now 30% growth for the non-COVID business, it is across the board. We're really pleased with the filtration portfolio when you look at our hollow fiber module, you look at our systems, flat sheet cassette business, the ARTeSYN systems that we've now added in, all of those have really added to the overall growth. I think it's more of a reflection of the work that's been done over the last 4 or 5 years. We have a pretty healthy funnel of early stage to mid-stage opportunities that continue to move through the clinical pipeline. I think ATF is a great example. I think for the last, maybe 5 plus years ATF, we have lots of Phase 1, Phase 2. We've seen a lot more companies bring the technology through to Phase 3 commercial and we've definitely benefited from that. Other product lines our analytics business is up 40% again year-over-year. This is just the focus of putting a commercial organization in place. So if I had to summarize. I would say it's the investment we've made in commercial over the last few years to really make our territories a little smaller, a little bit more focused. And then I would say over the last 12 months. It's the investment we made in capacity that many of our product lines, we've really got ahead of the capacity challenge. And we're benefiting a little bit from sort of shorter lead times.

Dan Arias -- Stifel -- Analyst

Okay, super. Thank you, Tony.

Operator

Our next question will come from Puneet Souda with SV8 Leerink. Please go ahead.

Puneet Souda -- SVB Leerink -- Analyst

Great, thanks. And Tony, congrats on the strong quarter here. First one on COVID in the $170 million to $180 million. I know historically you have said that that could potentially be from new vaccines and the $200 million number that you're giving for 2022 that could be from sort of new vaccine therapies that are in the Phase II, Phase III and sort of trials right now. But at this point, we're seeing significant adoption of the mRNA-based vaccines. And some of the proteins one have lacked a bit or had limited traction and not so remarkable data. So when you look at this number in sort of 2022 and it's great to see that it's up as you pointed out, even before. Just trying to understand, is that still from the new vaccines that could emerge here? Or is it just the expansion of the current volumes? And just wondering if you're baking any boosters into that as well.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Maybe I'll start with the last question. Yes, when you look at next year on COVID, obviously the last, I would say, 4 to 8 weeks, we've seen significant number of orders come in for 2022. And so that's why we have well over $100 million in booked orders for next year coming from the commercial vaccines that we're in, which is the majority. We're definitely in the therapeutics as well, but the majority of our revenues coming from vaccines. I think in terms of companies that are still Phase II, Phase III, I think their orders really go out to the end of this year, but we have forecasts of where we think people are going to be next year. So we feel confident about the $200 million number, Puneet. We think halfway through the year we're well over 50% of what we see as the order book for COVID for 2022. And we think that that's a fair reflection of where we think COVID is going to be. On the $170 million to $180 million this year, again some of the revenue in the second half of the year is definitely coming from Phase II, III, and potentially commercial drugs or commercial vaccines, and expect that most of our large customers have placed their orders for this year. So I think that's a pretty solid number.

Puneet Souda -- SVB Leerink -- Analyst

Got it. Okay, that's very helpful. And then on the capacity side of things, obviously you're saying -- you're pointing to higher demand here continued a strong acceleration in the market and thus the capacity expansion. Could you maybe just give us a sense of sort of where the sentiment sits today. We've seen industry expansion across the industry and across Repligen in capacity so far. Your CapEx commitment is now still -- remains the same. So, and we saw a peer announced this morning a significant capacity expansion too. So maybe if you could give us your view on just continued capacity expansion as we go into 2022. And just sort of trying to get a sense of, we've seen continued expansion and demand in this market. Are we reaching some of those peak levels at this point in time? So I'm just trying to get a sense of that. Thank you.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yeah, I don't think Repligen's doing anything different than any of our peers. Right? Everybody is expanding capacity, everybody is investing. You saw the announcement this morning from some of our peers in terms of what they're doing. We've seen this over the last 4 or 5 months. We're investing about $100 million in capacity expansion programs. I think when you look out for we're trying to go in terms of capacity plans, what we've done just in the last month and a half in terms of taking a lease on the Hopkinton facility, also doing a lease on the Waterford building. That gives us tremendous capacity in 2022. And now, on top of that, we've got the Marlborough building. You shouldn't discount the fact that Polymem is an immediate capacity play for us as well because on the hollow fiber side that we've gone ahead and acquired a company. We really like their technology, we like what they have in terms of manufacturing capabilities and we get immediate boost in capacity. So our view of the world is you have to, you have to have really good lead times and everybody in our industry is working toward that goal. I don't think there is an overcapacity right now or that we're -- I don't know if we're reaching our highs, I don't think anyone can really predict that. But our order books have been good. I think everybody else in the industry is indicating their order books are also very strong. So I think there's a high degree of confidence that this growth that we're all seeing is going to go well into 2022.

Puneet Souda -- SVB Leerink -- Analyst

Great. Thanks for that.

Operator

Our next question will come from John Kreger with William Blair. Please go ahead.

John Charles Kreger -- William Blair -- Analyst

Thanks very much. Hey, Tony, could you just expand a little bit more on the lead time comment that you just made. If you kind of reflect back a couple of years ago and a more sort of normal market environment what would sort of typical competitive lead times have been versus what -- where they're running now? And then maybe as a follow-on, I know, Polymem, you talked about having a -- gaining a competitive advantage in the hollow fiber area. Again, can you just sort of talk about what your lead times were before that deal? Thanks.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. So on the lead times. If you went back a few years ago. I think if it was a consumable, obviously you have some consumables that are off the shelf, but I would say, 6 to 12 week lead times pretty, pretty common in our industry. And then on capital equipment, it could be anywhere from 9 weeks to 15, 16 weeks. I would say when COVID hit pretty much lead times doubled in some cases went out even further than that across our industry. We've worked really hard to keep our lead times as short as possible, some -- sometimes that works, right, sometimes we're challenged even on the supply side. Great example is our pre-packed columns. We have just great capacity right now, but there is still some constraints in the industry on supply of chromatography resins. So that's a little bit outside of our control. But I think in general, you know, every product line in our portfolio is at a different stage of its journey in terms of where we want to get to lead times, but we're trying to get back to lead times that we had 3, 4 years ago.

When it comes to Polymem. I think the impact of Polymem will really be felt in 2022. Right now, we're just going through the integration piece. There are online producing fibers and modules for us and they will drive down lead times when we get into next year, which will be back to more normal ranges that I spoke about earlier.

John Charles Kreger -- William Blair -- Analyst

Great, thanks. And then maybe just a follow-up for Jon. Your margins would suggest not much of this, but are you seeing any sort of supply chain constraints that are limiting your ability to ramp capacity on schedule?

Jon K Snodgres -- Chief Financial Officer

I think the most significant supply chain constraint that we have is the resins situation for OPUS that Tony talked about. We like everybody else are hiring a lot of people. So there is some, there is definitely undersupply and over-demand on the, on the personnel side. But we continue to work through it like our competitors do, and we've been able to pretty much overcome any major, major issues. But there is definitely pent up too much demand not enough supply and there is a little bit of inflation that we're absorbing but that's the same as all of our competitors. But nothing showstopping there.

John Charles Kreger -- William Blair -- Analyst

Great, thank you.

Operator

Our next question will come from Julia Julia Qin with JPMorgan. Please go ahead.

Julia Qin -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Hey, good morning. Congrats on the quarter. I want to take a step back and look at maybe more lasting impact of the pandemic. Obviously the entire industry has seen broad-based supply chain challenges. And you and a few peers have previously noted that customers are ordering more in advance. I'm curious if you've also seen increased customer dual sourcing as a result of this or if you expect the pandemic to have an impact on customer dual sourcing behavior in the future? Basically, trying to understand what this could mean in terms of creating incremental opportunities for Repligen. Thanks.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. The line's a little -- was a little hard, but this is you're asking a question on increased...

Jon K Snodgres -- Chief Financial Officer

Dual sourcing.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

...dual sourcing.

Jon K Snodgres -- Chief Financial Officer

Yeah, benefits in.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Okay. So I would say that right now if a customer has a supply issue they are definitely going to look at dual sourcing, there is no doubt about it. Julia. So it just really depends on the product line. I think that our customer base realizes after going through the first year and a bit of COVID that having multiple suppliers is only a benefit. You'll always have a primary supplier but I think there will be opportunities for companies that have not been at accounts to be able to come in as a second supplier especially when some of the products might have long lead times.

Julia Qin -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Great. And then in relation to recent kind of headlines, can you talk about Repligen's exposure to Alzheimer's therapeutics and how big the opportunity can be for Repligen?

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

To I'm sorry...

Jon K Snodgres -- Chief Financial Officer

Alzheimer's.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Alzheimer's. Yes. On the, I would say it's early days on Alzheimer's. I think when we look at accounts we look at accounts really from, how do we get platformed into an account, so we don't worry about the individual drug. I think as a class of drugs around Alzheimer's begins to take off you will see multiple companies moving forward with Phase III commercial approvals. It will start to move through the CDMO-type organizations that traditionally happens with large blockbuster drugs. So I think Repligen will get its fair share. But I think our number one priority is really around penetration of accounts and getting in as platform technology, whether it's an ATF technology or its OPUS pre-packed columns or its systems. That's always been our approach. We don't really look at it drug-by-drug. And in fact most of our customers don't really talk about which drugs you're in. They just talk about what's required, and you're in a Phase I or Phase II or you use it as a platform across multiple, multiple drugs.

Julia Qin -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Got it. Thank you.

Operator

Our next question will come from Jacob Johnson with Stephens. Please go ahead.

Jacob Johnson -- Stephens -- Analyst

Hey, thanks. Good morning guys. Maybe a question on the gene therapy side as it relates to viral vector yields. I think they're relatively low today but everybody seems to be working on kind of optimizing those workflows. How do you see that trending Tony and maybe what opportunity does it present for you? It seems like ATF is benefiting here.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. So the viral vector side. Look, I would say that almost every company is looking to optimize their manufacturing process or processes and yield is king. And if you can improve yield, then you're going to get a fair valuation and an opportunity to move into many of these drugs. So from a Repligen perspective, I would say that our upstream portfolio of ATF and TFDF is really well-positioned to focus on what you just referred to as viral vector yield improvements, and that's something that we've been working on over the last couple of years. We've definitely made some progress. We've had some nice wins. And, but there are other technologies out there as well that people will evaluate, but we feel pretty, pretty bullish about the impact of ATF, TFDF in this space.

Jacob Johnson -- Stephens -- Analyst

Thanks for that, Tony. And then just on the fluid management capabilities, you added via the I think the EMT and NMS deals. Can you just remind us of the strategy here? It seems like that is something that could be important especially as cell and gene therapy customers look to develop close manufacturing processes. Is that a piece of it or maybe it's broader than that?

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yes.. When you look at -- I think it's all centered on our system strategy which obviously in 2017 we did the Spectrum deal, which gave us the hollow fiber systems from benchtop all the way to production. By acquiring ARTeSYN last year we added in high-pressure quad fuel pump systems for downstream chromatography systems with low hold up volumes and other systems for media prep and for viral filtration. So when you think about consumables around systems, a lot of customers use what we call fluid management flow paths. So when we talk about ProConnex, that's kind of a perfect example of hollow fiber module, with the whole fluid management components added into it. So as we think about fluid management we're thinking about fluid management around the systems we have as opposed to selling the flow parts independent of our systems. Now we do that, but I think our goal is to have the flow path sold with our systems. And so the customers have an ability to get not only the system to do the work, whether it's upstream or downstream, but also the fluid management components that go side-by-side with it.

Jacob Johnson -- Stephens -- Analyst

Thanks for taking the questions, Tony.

Operator

Our next question will come from Matt Hewitt with Craig-Hallum Capital Group. Please go ahead.

Matt Hewitt -- Craig-Hallum Capital Group -- Analyst

Good morning and congratulations on the strong quarter. Just a couple from me regarding some of the newer products specifically FlowVPX last quarter was the launch. You commented that it was off to a very strong start. Just curious if we can get an update there. And then regarding the COVID-19 spike protein affinity resin that was being evaluated. Have you seen any orders come in for that and how is that looking? Thank you.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yes, maybe start with the spike protein resin. Yeah, we definitely have had orders through the first half of the year and we'll have more orders in the second half. As we said, I think the spike resin will play a role in next-generation vaccines. So I'm not -- I wouldn't expect a whole lot of revenue from that product in 2021 and we'll see where we get to in 2022. On the FlowVPX I think this is a technology -- very like the excitement that we feel around. TFDF we have the same level of excitement around FlowVPX. We think that PAT technologies are definitely on the rise and customers, our customers are definitely looking to get real-time process monitoring data that's what FlowVPX brings to the equation. We've seen really nice adoption of the new product through the first half of the year, expected to accelerate further as we go through 2021 and 2022. And we think we're right at the beginning of the journey of finally seeing PAT technologies get adopted in bioprocessing which sets up a very long runway for products like FlowVPX as we go through the next few years.

Matt Hewitt -- Craig-Hallum Capital Group -- Analyst

That's great. Thank you.

Operator

Our next question will come from Paul Knight with KeyBanc. Please go ahead.

Paul Knight -- KeyBanc -- Analyst

Hi, Tony. On the capacity expansion you mentioned earlier, is it the Waterford, is it the existing prebuilt IDB facility there? And then on the French acquisition, it sounds like you're ramping very quickly what's enabling that?

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. So maybe start with the French acquisition, Paul. The Polymem facility was already set up in terms of their manufacturing capabilities to pivot to making bioprocessing fiber and modules. So they had a lot of core competency that complemented exactly what we have. So because we've been working with them for the best part of the year, really the first half of this year has been around ramping up their manufacturing and qualifying it in and then working with our customers to qualify in a second supplier for membranes and modules, and that's exactly what we've been doing through the first half and we're starting to ship modules to our customers here in Q3.

In terms of the Waterford side, it's the -- it's an IDA building, brand new building. It's very close to the ARTeSYN headquarter is probably about 3 or 4 kilometers away. Our goal, Paul would be over the next 12 months to build that out as a European assembly center. So not only will it make the flow paths for say the ARTeSYN skids, it will also make flow paths for what we call the ProConnex product line. So I think it's, it's a, it's really an important addition for us because we feel like we need dual manufacturing especially for European and North America customers. This gives us a European center of excellence for our flow paths and fluid management products and expect that, that will come online in 2022.

Paul Knight -- KeyBanc -- Analyst

And lastly, Tony with industry growth perhaps what 20% and you're well above that. Is it your novel products like ATF, do you think that kind of thinking is clear?

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yeah, look, I would say that everybody in bioprocessing has great products in their portfolio that are growing, probably close to where we're growing. I just think we're, we're a smaller company with a very focused highly differentiated technology. So we haven't moved into the commodity side of bioprocessing. I think that's our differentiator. I mean all our products are technology leaders and for the most part actually, market leaders where we play. I think that allows us to basically accelerate our growth.

I think the other part is that when you look at our pipeline, I think we probably, we don't have as many products or, yeah, customers who have put our products into commercial processes. We've got a big customer base that are using our products in Phase I, Phase II, Phase III. We definitely have commercial wins but as those products come through, then the consumables associated at the commercial level definitely become an accelerator of growth for us. So I think that's part of why we're growing above the market growth rate.

Paul Knight -- KeyBanc -- Analyst

Thanks.

Operator

[Operator Instructions] Our next question will come from Ram Selvaraju with HC Wainwright. Please go ahead.

Raghuram Selvaraju -- H.C. Wainwright & Co, LLC -- Analyst

Hi. Thanks very much for taking my questions. Both related to COVID. Can you comment on what the implications might be for future approvals of boosters for the main marketed COVID-19 vaccines, the extent to which this might impact durability recurrence on the COVID-19 revenue front? And also if you could comment on the COVID-19 therapeutics side, what category of COVID-19 therapeutic is likely to be the most significant long-term driver of revenues? And I'm asking specifically in the context of the fact that it appears to be the case that with these new variant strains, the high likelihood is that COVID-19 is on its way to becoming endemic. Thanks.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. On the therapeutic side, I would say that I really can't comment on which therapeutics are going to be the major drivers of growth. The way we look at it is the majority of companies that are working on therapeutics and vaccines we are working with them. They're using our products. I think we've benefited over the last year and a half more on the vaccine side because volumes have been high, and we've had the right technology at the right time to be able to work with those customers to move forward. I think there will be opportunities for us on the therapeutic side above and beyond what we're doing today. In terms of the boosters. I think it's a little early. I think that decision on when boosters, if and when boosters get approved will happen later this year. And you can see that there is different parts of the world that have different opinions on it. I think Europe is very much in favor of putting boosters into the equation. I don't think boosters have become part of the long-term planning in terms of volume and revenue. And so, if boosters get approved, I would see it as an upside to overall market demand as we move through 2022 and 2023.

Raghuram Selvaraju -- H.C. Wainwright & Co, LLC -- Analyst

Great, thanks. And congratulations on the quarter.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yes. Thanks, Ram.

Operator

Our next question will come from Brandon Couillard with Jefferies. Please go ahead.

Brandon Couillard -- Jefferies -- Analyst

Hey, thanks. Good morning. Tony, you kind of snuck in a comment there about pulling forward your $1 billion revenue target into '24. Just want to confirm if that's all organic? And just your comment on the amount of COVID revenue that might be still included in that number as you kind of look out a few years?

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yeah, it's definitely an organic number that gets us to the $1 billion in 2024. When we look at where we're going to be next year, with a couple of hundred million dollars in COVID revenue you can see that getting to $1 billion by 2024, given the sort of portfolio of products that we have, the growth trajectory that we're on, we feel pretty confident that that's something that we can accomplish and achieve. Now, will we do deals between now and then? Yeah, I'm sure we will. And that will kind of add to the overall number. And the second part, Brandon again, I'm sorry, could you repeat it?

Brandon Couillard -- Jefferies -- Analyst

Yes. I guess just if you care to comment, I think, on kind of the magnitude of the COVID revs and what that might be in terms of that 2024 build?

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Yes, yes. As we go through the next few years. I think it's a little. It's a little unclear. I think we're trying hard to give people a view of 2022 right now and I think the 2023, 2024 demand will definitely depend on what's the effectiveness of the vaccine, how long the antibodies last, or are boosters going to be required? I think all of those play a big role in 2023 and 2024. But I definitely think COVID is around for the foreseeable future.

Operator

This concludes our question-and-answer session. I would like to turn the conference back over to Tony Hunt for any closing remarks.

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Just like to thank everybody for joining us this morning. Appreciate all the questions. Look forward to catching up with everybody at the end of the year. And thank you again.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

Duration: 57 minutes

Call participants:

Sondra S. Newman -- Head of Investor Relations

Anthony J. Hunt -- President, Chief Executive Officer

Jon K Snodgres -- Chief Financial Officer

Dan Arias -- Stifel -- Analyst

Puneet Souda -- SVB Leerink -- Analyst

John Charles Kreger -- William Blair -- Analyst

Julia Qin -- JPMorgan -- Analyst

Jacob Johnson -- Stephens -- Analyst

Matt Hewitt -- Craig-Hallum Capital Group -- Analyst

Paul Knight -- KeyBanc -- Analyst

Raghuram Selvaraju -- H.C. Wainwright & Co, LLC -- Analyst

Brandon Couillard -- Jefferies -- Analyst

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