Vanda Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

May 09, 2013, 06:55 ET from Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders, today announced financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Key Highlights:

  • On March 25, 2013, Vanda announced that it held a successful Pre-New Drug Application meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The FDA confirmed that the efficacy and safety data proposed by Vanda to be submitted in a tasimelteon New Drug Application (NDA) for Non-24-Hour Disorder (Non-24) is adequate to support filing. Vanda is targeting an NDA submission for tasimelteon for Non-24 in mid-2013.    
  • Vanda and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) entered into an amendment to the tasimelteon licensing agreement.  Subsequent to this amendment, BMS waived its option to re-acquire rights to develop and commercialize tasimelteon.            
  • Full year 2013 decrease in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities (Cash) is expected to be between $45.0 and $50.0 million, compared to $47.5 million for 2012.  2013 expenses are expected to reflect lower research and development spending as compared to 2012 and an increase in commercial spending that is commensurate to progress with the tasimelteon NDA filing.         
  • During the first quarter of 2013, Vanda withdrew its Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for Fanaptum™ (oral iloperidone tablets) in the European Union.            
  • On April 18, 2013, Vanda announced that Paolo Baroldi, M.D., Ph.D. joined its management team as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer.   

FIRST QUARTER 2013 REPORTED RESULTS

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2013 and 2012 were each $8.1 million. The total revenues for the first quarter of 2013 and 2012 each included $1.5 million in Fanapt® royalties received from Novartis.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2013 were $12.3 million, compared to $16.5 million for the first quarter of 2012.  The primary driver of the lower expenses in the first quarter of 2013 was the completion of the tasimelteon Non-24 and Major Depressive Disorder efficacy studies.

Vanda recorded a net loss of $4.2 million for the first quarter of 2013, compared to a net loss of $8.0 million for the same period in 2012.  Diluted net loss per share for the first quarter of 2013 was $0.15, compared to a diluted net loss per share of $0.28 for the first quarter of 2012.

Cash decreased by $9.5 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to decreases of $10.6 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $14.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.  Vanda's Cash as of March 31, 2013 totaled $110.9 million.  

First Quarter 2013 Key Financial Figures1

Three Months Ended

March 31

December 31

(in thousands, except per share amounts) 

2013

2012

  Change ($)

Change (%)

Total revenues

$           8,068

$           7,920

$              148

2%

Research & development  expenses

7,960

10,617

(2,657)

(25%)

General & administrative expenses

3,958

3,225

733

23%

Non-cash stock-based compensation2

952

923

29

3%

Net loss

(4,173)

(6,369)

2,196

34%

Diluted net loss per share

$            (0.15)

$            (0.23)

$             0.08

35%

 

Select Cash Flow Data1

Three Months Ended

March 31

March 31

(in thousands)

2013

2012

Net cash provided by (used in)                      

  Operating activities

$          (9,125)

$          (8,690)

  Investing activities

30,477

28,861

  Financing activities

(193)

-

 

Select Balance Sheet Data1

March 31

December 31

March 31

(in thousands)

2013

2012

2012

Total cash and marketable securities           

$       110,932

$       120,403

$       157,250

(1)  Unaudited

(2)  Non-cash stock-based compensation is allocated to both Research & development and General &

       administrative expenses

OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

On March 25, 2013, Vanda announced that it held a pre-NDA meeting with the Division of Neurology Products of the FDA to discuss the regulatory path for filing an NDA for tasimelteon, a circadian regulator, for the treatment of Non-24.  At the pre-NDA meeting, the FDA confirmed that the efficacy and safety data proposed by Vanda to be submitted in the tasimelteon NDA for Non-24 is adequate to support filing.  The NDA supporting package that includes data from clinical pharmacology, pre-clinical pharmacology program, chemistry and manufacturing was also deemed adequate to support filing. Based on this successful completion of the pre-NDA meeting, Vanda is targeting an NDA submission for tasimelteon in mid-2013.  Non-24 is a serious, rare circadian rhythm disorder that affects a majority of totally blind individuals.  Currently there is no FDA approved treatment for Non-24. 

Vanda continues to expand its activities in support of Non-24 disease awareness and education with professional, advocacy and patient groups.  In June 2013, Vanda will present data from the SET and RESET studies at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, SLEEP 2013, and the 95th Annual Endocrine Society Meeting, ENDO 2013.  In addition, Vanda continues to build its registry of individuals who have the potential to be Non-24 patients.   The U.S. based registry has over 1,500 individuals and was created to facilitate the recruitment of patients for the tasimelteon Non-24 clinical studies. 

On April 25, 2013, Vanda and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) entered into an amendment to the tasimelteon licensing agreement.  Subsequent to this amendment, BMS waived its option to re-acquire rights to develop and commercialize tasimelteon in countries not covered by a third party development and commercialization agreement.

Vanda plans to initiate a proof of concept study for VLY-686 in Treatment Resistant Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis in the second half of 2013.  VLY-686 is a small molecule neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R) antagonist currently at the clinical stage of development.  An inappropriate NK-1R activation either in nervous tissue or peripherally could result in pathological conditions such as substance dependence, anxiety, nausea/vomiting, and pruritus.  An NK-1R antagonist may possess the ability to reduce this over-stimulation of the NK-1R, and as a result address the underlying pathophysiology of the symptoms in these conditions.

During the first quarter of 2013, Vanda withdrew its MAA submitted to the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for Fanaptum™  for the treatment of adult patients with schizophrenia.  This withdrawal was based on a request by the CHMP/Rapporteur/Co-rapporteur for Vanda to submit the results from an ongoing relapse prevention, randomized iloperidone-placebo withdrawal study in patients with schizophrenia.  The results of this study will not be available in the timeframe allowed by the EMA's Centralised Procedure.  Vanda intends to reassess its European regulatory strategy for Fanaptum™ once the results from the Relapse Prevention Study in Patients with Schizophrenia (REPRIEVE) being conducted by Novartis, become available. 

Vanda recorded first quarter 2013 revenue of $8.1 million including Fanapt® royalties of $1.5 million.  Fanapt® prescriptions, as reported by IMS, were approximately 38,900 for the first quarter of 2013.  This represents a 9% increase over first quarter 2012 prescriptions and a 2% increase versus fourth quarter 2012 prescriptions.  

On April 18, 2013, Vanda announced that Paolo Baroldi, M.D., Ph.D. joined its management team as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer.  He had assumed the role of Vanda's acting Chief Medical Officer in October 2012.  Dr. Baroldi previously served as Vanda's Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer from July 2006 through January 2009.   He has also served in senior clinical development positions at Galileo Research, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi Famaceutici SpA, and Novartis.

2013 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE

2013 financial guidance assumes a mid-year NDA submission for tasimelteon for Non-24 is accepted by the FDA for Standard Review.  2013 expenses are expected to reflect lower research and development spending as compared to 2012 and an increase in commercial spending that is commensurate to progress with the tasimelteon NDA filing.

  • Full year 2013 decrease in Cash is expected to be between $45.0 and $50.0 million, compared to $47.5 million for 2012.
  • Total 2013 operating expenses are expected to be between $57.0 and $62.0 million.  This includes Fanapt® intangible asset amortization of $1.5 million and $4.0 to $6.0 million of non-cash stock based compensation.   Total 2012 operating expenses were $61.0 million.
  • 2013 operating expense guidance assumes $4.3 million in milestone payments due upon the acceptance by the FDA of a tasimelteon NDA submission and $3.0 to $4.0 million in NDA filing-related expenses.

CONFERENCE CALL

Vanda has scheduled a conference call for today, Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 10:00 AM ET.  During the call, Vanda's management will discuss the first quarter 2013 financial results and other corporate activities.  Investors can call 1-877-280-4962 (domestic) and 1-857-244-7319 (international) and use passcode 32610810.  A replay of the call will be available beginning Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM ET and will be accessible until Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 5:00 PM ET.  The replay call-in number is 1-888-286-8010 for domestic callers and 1-617-801-6888 for international callers.  The access number is 47460221.

The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously on Vanda's website, www.vandapharma.com.  Investors should click on the Investor Relations tab and are advised to go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary software or presentations.  The call will also be archived on Vanda's website for a period of 30 days.

ABOUT VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.:

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders.  For more on Vanda, please visit www.vandapharma.com.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Various statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" under the securities laws. Words such as, but not limited to, "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "project," "target," "goal," "likely," "will," "would," and "could," or the negative of these terms and similar expressions or words, identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations that involve risks, changes in circumstances, assumptions and uncertainties.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the company's forward-looking statements include, among others: Vanda's failure to obtain regulatory approval for tasimelteon for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Disorder or to comply with ongoing regulatory requirements;  and other factors that are described in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of Vanda's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 which is on file with the SEC and available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.  In addition to the risks described above and in Vanda's annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, other unknown or unpredictable factors also could affect Vanda's results.  There can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Vanda will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Vanda.  Therefore, no assurance can be given that the outcomes stated in such forward-looking statements and estimates will be achieved.

All written and verbal forward-looking statements attributable to Vanda or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein.  Vanda cautions investors not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements Vanda makes or that are made on its behalf.  The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Vanda undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31

March 31

(in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)

2013

2012

Revenues:

Licensing agreement

$

6,606

$

6,606

Royalty revenue

1,462

1,535

Total revenues

8,068

8,141

Operating expenses:

Research and development

7,960

12,180

General and administrative

3,958

3,909

Intangible asset amortization

369

369

Total operating expenses

12,287

16,458

Loss from operations

(4,219)

(8,317)

Other income

46

355

Loss before tax benefit

(4,173)

(7,962)

Tax benefit

-

-

Net loss

$

(4,173)

$

(7,962)

Net loss per share:

Basic

$

(0.15)

$

(0.28)

Diluted

$

(0.15)

$

(0.28)

Shares used in calculations of net loss

per share:

Basic 

28,345,555

28,226,743

Diluted

28,345,555

28,226,743

 

VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(in thousands)

March 31, 2013

December 31, 2012

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

109,931

$

88,772

Marketable securities

1,001

31,631

Accounts receivable

1,462

1,168

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

3,288

3,967

Restricted cash, current

430

430

Total current assets

116,112

125,968

Property and equipment, net

2,264

2,348

Intangible asset, net

6,163

6,532

Restricted cash, non-current

600

600

Total assets

$

125,139

$

135,448

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

1,113

$

287

Accrued liabilities

3,874

5,187

Deferred rent, current

197

-

Deferred revenues, current

26,789

26,789

Total current liabilities

31,973

32,263

Deferred rent, non-current

3,016

3,005

Deferred revenues, non-current

83,669

90,275

Total liabilities

118,658

125,543

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock

28

28

Additional paid-in capital

301,733

300,974

Accumulated other comprehensive income

-

10

Accumulated deficit

(295,280)

(291,107)

Total stockholders' equity

6,481

9,905

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

125,139

$

135,448

COMPANY CONTACT: Jim Kelly Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (202) 734-3428 jim.kelly@vandapharma.com

SOURCE Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.



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