SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 9, 2021
CHARLES RIVER LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
251 Ballardvale Street
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, $0.01 per share||CRL||New York Stock Exchange|
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ITEM 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The following information shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (“Charles River” or the “Company”) will be presenting at the Credit Suisse 30th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 9th, at 10:30 a.m. ET. Management of the Company intends to present an overview of the Company’s strategic focus, business developments and recent trends. Included in this overview will be statements addressing Company’s perspective on 2022 preliminary trends. In particular, in advance of the conference presentation, the Company has posted a slide presentation on the Investor Relations section of the Registrant’s website at http://ir.criver.com which includes the following statements as to the Company’s preliminary assessment of trends for 2022 in the areas of organic revenue growth, non-GAAP operating margin, staffing levels, and capital expenditures:
|·||2022 Preliminary Trends|
|·||Expect robust, sustained demand trends to continue, resulting in low-double-digit organic revenue growth in 2022|
|·||Expect to generate non-GAAP operating margin improvement next year|
|o||Continued progress towards our longer-term target of ~22.5% in 2024|
|·||Intend to continue to effectively manage staffing levels, including increased costs|
|o||To accommodate growth, have been hiring ahead of our initial plan this year|
|o||Compensation will be a headwind in 2022, but one that will help us to support the robust client demand and achieve our growth targets that we expect in 2022 and beyond|
|·||To add capacity to support the anticipated growth, we now believe capex will be ~9% of total revenue in 2022|
|o||Increase primarily driven by our legacy businesses incl. Safety Assessment|
The slide presentation includes “safe harbor” language pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, indicating that certain statements contained in the slide presentation are “forward-looking” rather than historic. The slide presentation also states that these and other risks relating to Charles River are set forth in the documents filed by Charles River with the Securities and Exchange Commission. With the exception of the specific statements from the slide presentation copied above, the slide presentation is not incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 9, 2021
CHARLES RIVER LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
|By:||/s/ Matthew Daniel|
|Title:||Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary|