Depomed Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

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Nov 05, 2012, 16:05 ET from Depomed, Inc.

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Depomed, Inc. (Nasdaq: DEPO) today reported financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012.

2012 Third Quarter and Recent Business Highlights

  • Financial Highlights:
    • Revenue of $33.3 million for the third quarter and $64.2 million for the nine months ended September 30
    • Net loss of ($1.5) million or ($0.03) per share for the third quarter and ($26.1) million or ($0.47) per share for the nine months ended September 30
    • $87.7 million of cash and marketable securities and no debt
  • Gralise® (gabapentin) Highlights:
    • Gralise product sales of $4.8 million for the third quarter
    • Gralise prescription demand now over 3,500 per week
    • Approximately 8,500 physicians have prescribed Gralise since launch
  • Zipsor® (diclofenac potassium) Highlights:
    • Zipsor product sales of $4.9 million for the third quarter
    • Depomed promotion commenced at the end of July 2012
  • Glumetza® (metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) Highlights:
    • Royalty of $11.6 million on third quarter Glumetza sales
  • Technology and R&D Highlights:
    • License agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals for Nucynta ER; $10 million upfront payment received in September; royalties started July 2, 2012 and continue through 2021
    • Serada NDA accepted by FDA; Advisory Committee meeting tentatively scheduled for March 4, 2013; PDUFA date of May 31, 2013

"During the third quarter, Gralise prescriptions continued to grow, we relaunched Zipsor, Glumetza royalties for the quarter exceeded $11 million, we expanded our portfolio of license and development agreements with our license to Janssen for Nucynta ER and received a $10 million upfront payment. In October, the FDA accepted our NDA for Serada and set a tentative date for an Advisory Committee. We believe that we are well on our way toward transforming Depomed into a sustainably profitable specialty pharmaceutical company.  We are developing a pain franchise with our two marketed products, Gralise and Zipsor.  We have a Glumetza royalty stream that should exceed $40 million for 2012, a broad base of six license and development agreements that should provide us significant milestones and royalties over the next several years, a pipeline of product candidates and a strong balance sheet," said Jim Schoeneck, president and chief executive officer of Depomed.

Depomed Third Quarter Financial Highlights Total revenue for the third quarter of 2012 was $33.3 million, consisting of $4.8 million of Gralise product sales, $4.9 million of Zipsor product sales, $12.2 million of royalties and $11.4 million of license and other revenue. License and other revenue includes recognition of the $10 million upfront payment received from Janssen under the license agreement for Nucynta ER.

This compares to revenues of $16.5 million in the third quarter of 2011. Third quarter 2011 revenues included $9.2 million of Glumetza product sales.  Revenues for third quarter 2012 do not reflect any Glumetza product sales as a result of the restructuring of the Santarus agreement in August 2011.  Prior to the restructuring of the agreement, Depomed recognized revenues and cost of goods from Glumetza sales and paid Santarus a promotion fee that was included in expenses.

Operating expenses were $33.1 million for the third quarter of 2012.  This compares with $24.7 million for third quarter 2011. Operating expenses increased primarily due to sales and marketing expenses associated with Gralise, which was launched in October 2011, and Zipsor which was acquired in June 2012. Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2012 also include $1.0 million of intangible amortization associated with the Zipsor acquisition and one-time research and development expenses of $1.8 million for the NDA filing fee for Serada and $0.6 million for the payment of a license milestone to a licensor of one of the Serada patents. Operating expenses for third quarter 2012 did not reflect any promotion fee expense, compared with $6.0 million in promotion fee expense for third quarter 2011.

Net loss for third quarter 2012 was ($1.5) million, or ($0.03) per share, compared to net loss of ($8.6) million, or ($0.15) per share for third quarter 2011.

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $87.7 million as of September 30, 2012 compared to $139.8 million as of December 31, 2011. 

Conference Call Depomed will host a conference call today, Monday, November 5, beginning at 5:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. PST) to discuss its results. Participants can access the call by dialing 877-317-6789 (United States) or 412-317-6789 (international).  The conference call will also be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of Depomed's website at http://www.depomed.com. Access the website 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the Company's website for three months.

About Depomed Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company with three approved and marketed products. Gralise® (gabapentin) is a once-daily treatment approved for the management of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).  Zipsor ® (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for relief of mild to moderate acute pain in adults.  Glumetza® (metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) is approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes and is commercialized by Santarus, Inc. in the United States. Depomed formulates its products and product candidates with its proven, proprietary Acuform® drug delivery technology, which is designed to improve existing oral medications, allowing for extended release of medications to the upper gastrointestinal tract when dosed with food. Additional information about Depomed may be found on its website, www.depomed.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, those related to the commercial launch of Gralise, our ability to sell Zipsor; the efforts of our collaboration partners to commercialize products; and other risks detailed in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31 and June 30, 2012. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation that any of the company's plans or objectives will be achieved. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: August J. Moretti Depomed, Inc. 650-462-5900 amoretti@depomed.com  

 

 

DEPOMED, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenues:

Product sales

$

9,684

$

9,205

$

14,994

$

40,669

Royalties

12,201

2,179

31,199

2,412

License and other revenue

11,397

5,138

18,033

77,760

Total revenues

33,282

16,522

64,226

120,841

Costs and expenses:

Cost of sales

1,763

1,150

3,723

4,925

Research and development expense

5,270

3,208

12,277

12,405

Selling, general and administrative expense:

Promotion fee expense

6,023

27,339

Other selling, general and administrative expense

26,832

15,451

73,625

32,667

Total selling, general and administrative expense     

26,832

21,474

73,625

60,006

    Amortization of intangible asset

958

1,063

    Gain on settlement agreement

(40,000)

Total costs and expenses

34,823

25,832

90,688

37,336

Income (loss) from operations

(1,541)

(9,310)

(26,462)

83,505

Other income (expense)

57

386

405

713

Benefit from (provision for) income taxes

(11)

348

(20)

345

Net income (loss)

$

(1,495)

$

(8,576)

$

(26,077)

$

84,563

Basic net income (loss) per common share

$

(0.03)

$

(0.15)

$

(0.47)

$

1.56

Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$

(0.03)

$

(0.15)

$

(0.47)

$

1.51

Shares used in computing basic net income (loss) per common share

56,039,186

55,371,954

55,794,357

54,267,829

Shares used in computing diluted net income (loss) per common share

56,039,186

55,371,954

55,794,357

56,071,870

 

DEPOMED, INC.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share amounts)

 

September 30,

December 31,

2012

2011

(Unaudited)

(1)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

27,372

$

24,043

Marketable securities

52,537

62,106

Accounts receivable

4,848

4,420

Receivables from collaborative partners

10,054

8,135

Inventories

7,795

5,395

Prepaid and other current assets

2,748

5,390

Total current assets

105,354

109,489

Marketable securities, long-term

7,749

53,644

Property and equipment, net

5,250

1,070

Intangible assets, net

26,037

Other assets

526

169

$

144,916

$

164,372

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$           32,240

$          26,784

Deferred product sales

4,535

6,960

Deferred license revenue

5,781

6,032

Other current liabilities

332

64

Total current liabilities

42,888

39,840

Deferred license revenue, non-current portion

13,770

17,932

Other long-term liabilities

2,61

682

Shareholders' equity:

Common stock

209,217

203,511

Accumulated deficit

(123,657)

(97,580)

Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss)

88

(13)

Total shareholders' equity

85,648

105,918

$

144,916

$

164,372

(1) Derived from the audited financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

SOURCE Depomed, Inc.



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