Novelion Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
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- JUXTAPID: Novelion reported net revenues of JUXTAPID of
$13.4 millionin the first quarter of 2018, $8.6 million, or 64%, of which were from prescriptions written in the U.S.
- MYALEPT: Novelion reported net revenues of MYALEPT of
$14.1 millionin the first quarter of 2018, $9.8 million, or 69%, of which were from prescriptions written in the U.S.
- Novelion reported total consolidated net revenues of
$27.5 millionin the first quarter of 2018.
- Novelion ended the first quarter of 2018 with
$52.0 millionin unrestricted cash, compared with $55.4 millionat the end of 2017. The $52.0 millionincludes proceeds from a $20.0 millionterm loan to Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.("Aegerion") provided by affiliates of Sarissa Capital Managementand Broadfin Capital LLC, as announced in March 2018.
- The Company expects the opinion of the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use ("CHMP") on the metreleptin marketing authorization application in the second quarter of 2018, followed by a mid-2018
European Commissionapproval decision.
- Novelion announced that a poster describing the results of a metreleptin study for weight loss in overweight and obese adults with low leptin levels will be presented at the American Diabetes Association's 78th Annual Scientific Sessions, which is being held from
June 22 to June 26, 2018in Orlando, Florida.
First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
GAAP total net revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were
GAAP total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2018 were
On a pro forma basis, during the first quarter of 2018, SG&A expenses were
On a pro forma basis, during the first quarter of 2018, R&D expenses were
GAAP net loss in the first quarter of 2018 was
On a pro forma basis, net loss in the first quarter of 2018 was
Non-GAAP ("pro forma") Results
The non-GAAP results in this press release, including, without limitation, non-GAAP net revenues, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP R&D expenses, non-GAAP SG&A expenses and non-GAAP net loss, are provided as a complement to results provided in accordance with GAAP because management believes, when considered together with the GAAP information, these non-GAAP financial measures help indicate underlying trends in the Company's business, are important in comparing current results with prior period results and provide additional information regarding the Company's financial performance. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures to establish budgets and operational goals that are communicated internally and externally, and to manage the Company's business and evaluate its performance. The non-GAAP financial measures have no standardized meaning under GAAP and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP and should be reviewed in conjunction with the relevant GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of the GAAP financial results to non-GAAP financial results is included in the attached financial information.
Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" of Novelion within the meaning of applicable laws and
regulations and constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Any statements contained herein which do not describe historical facts, including statements regarding expectations and beliefs about the Company's expectations for future sales growth; the goal of optimizing the Company's assets for our shareholders; expectations as to the opinion of the CHMP and the European Commission's approval decision, including timing; and expectations about expanding metreleptin into new disease areas are forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, those risks identified in our filings with the
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JUXTAPID® (lomitapide) capsules is a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor indicated as an adjunct to a low-fat diet and other lipid-lowering treatments, including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis where available, to reduce LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). LIMITATIONS OF USE: The safety and effectiveness of JUXTAPID have not been established in patients with hypercholesterolemia who do not have HoFH, including those with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH). The effect of JUXTAPID on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has not been determined.
JUXTAPID can cause elevations in transaminases, as well as increases in hepatic fat, with or without concomitant increases in transaminases. Because of the risk of hepatotoxicity, JUXTAPID is available only through a restricted distribution program called the JUXTAPID REMS PROGRAM. For more detailed information, please see additional Important Safety Information and the Prescribing Information for JUXTAPID.
MYALEPT® (metreleptin) for injection is a leptin analog indicated as an adjunct to diet as replacement therapy to treat the complications of leptin deficiency in patients with congenital or acquired generalized lipodystrophy. LIMITATIONS OF USE: The safety and effectiveness of MYALEPT for the treatment of complications of partial lipodystrophy or for the treatment of liver disease, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), have not been established.
Anti-metreleptin antibodies with neutralizing activity have been identified in patients treated with MYALEPT. T-cell lymphoma has been reported in patients with acquired generalized lipodystrophy, both treated and not treated with MYALEPT. For more detailed information, please see additional Important Safety Information and the Prescribing Information for MYALEPT.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended |
|Cost of product sales||13,505||16,445|
|Selling, general and administrative||23,689||24,451|
|Research and development||11,766||9,300|
|Total operating expenses||35,455||35,202|
|Loss from operations||(21,476||)||(21,663||)|
|Interest expense, net||(10,886||)||(9,212||)|
|Other (expense) income, net||(307||)||52|
|Loss before provision for income taxes||(32,669||)||(30,823||)|
|Provision for income taxes||(159||)||(139||)|
|Net loss per common share—basic and diluted||$||(1.76||)||$||(1.67||)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding—basic and diluted||18,703||18,540|
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||51,983||$||55,430|
|Accounts receivable, net||16,065||22,191|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||14,171||11,436|
|Property and equipment, net||2,766||2,920|
|Intangible assets, net||218,998||225,272|
|Other non-current assets||2,412||2,247|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||50,291||$||55,638|
|Provision for legal settlement||36,789||39,612|
|Convertible notes, net||267,651||258,538|
|Other non-current liabilities||1,579||596|
|Total stockholders' (deficit) equity||(13,055||)||14,938|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' (deficit) equity||$||358,473||$||369,322|
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended |
|Net loss reconciliation:|
|GAAP net loss||$||(32,828||)||$||(30,962||)|
|Amortization of acquired intangible assets||6,274||6,231|
|Amortization of debt discount||9,113||7,742|
|Inventory fair value step-up||3,001||5,452|
|Restructuring charge related to acquisition||—||1,451|
|Non-GAAP net loss||$||(13,534||)||$||(8,687||)|
|GAAP net loss per common share - basic and diluted||$||(1.76||)||$||(1.67||)|
|Non-GAAP net loss per common share - basic and diluted||$||(0.72||)||$||(0.47||)|
|GAAP and Non-GAAP weighted-average common shares outstanding — basic and diluted||18,703||18,540|
|Net revenues reconciliation:|
|GAAP and Non-GAAP net revenues||$||27,484||$||29,984|
|Cost of product sales reconciliation:|
|GAAP cost of product sales||$||13,505||$||16,445|
|Amortization of acquired intangible assets||(6,274||)||(6,231||)|
|Inventory fair value step-up||(1,704||)||(5,109||)|
|Non-GAAP cost of product sales||$||5,527||$||5,105|
|Selling, general and administrative expense reconciliation:|
|GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses||$||23,689||$||24,451|
|Inventory fair value step-up||(1,297||)||(343||)|
|Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses||$||21,624||$||22,984|
|Research and development expense reconciliation:|
|GAAP research and development expenses||$||11,766||$||9,300|
|Non-GAAP research and development expenses||$||11,628||$||9,025|
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