ROCKVILLE, Md. and BEIJING, Aug. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASI), a U.S. biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics and pharmaceutical products, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2021.
Wei-Wu He, Ph.D., CASI's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to report $7.1 million EVOMELA® revenues for the quarter. Based on the current trend, we are revising our guidance for full-year 2021 revenue growth to exceed 80% over 2020. We are proud of our commercial franchise execution for EVOMELA and have expanded to over 100 FTEs on the commercial and marketing teams. In addition to the continued EVOMELA revenue growth, we achieved dosing of first patient of CID-103 in our Phase 1 clinical trial for relapse or refectory multiple myeloma. CID-103 has previously shown encouraging preclinical efficacy, a favorable preclinical safety profile, and greater antibody-dependence cellular cytotoxicity activity over other anti-CD38 mAbs, and we are hopeful this will translate into patient benefit."
Dr. He continued, "We are thrilled with the progress we continue to see throughout our hematology oncology pipeline. Our partner, Juventas, has completed CNCT19's (CD19 CAR-T) Phase 1 studies of B-ALL and B-NHL in China. The Phase 2 B-NHL and B-ALL registration studies of CNCT19 are currently enrolling in China. Additionally, BioInvent recently announced that the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has issued a notice of allowance, informing the company that a patent application relating to the anti-FcγRllB antibody BI-1206 is expected to be granted. Together with BioInvent we plan to continue to develop BI-1206 in both hematological malignancies and solid tumors, with CASI responsible for development and commercialization in Greater China."
Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Revenues consist of product sales of EVOMELA that launched during August 2019. Revenue was $7.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 compared to $2.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020. Revenues increased by 173% in the second quarter of 2021 as compared to same quarter in 2020 due to the continued growth in EVOMELA sales.
Costs of revenues were $2.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared to $2.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, which includes royalty payment of $1.4 million and $0.5 million for the same period. Costs of revenues excluding royalty were $1.5 million and $2.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, and 2020. Costs of revenues, excluding royalty as a percentage of revenues, decreased significantly in the three months ended June 30, 2021, compared within the three months ended June 30, 2020, due to the new alternate manufacturer now in place, resulting in a considerable decrease in the unit cost of inventories of EVOMELA.
General and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2021 were $5.4 million, compared with $4.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
Selling and marketing expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2021 were $3.4 million, compared with $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The increase in selling and marketing expenses was due to expansion of sales team in China in 2021.
Acquired in-process R&D expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2021 was $1.06 million, compared to $0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020. In June 2021, the Company achieved the First-Patient-In (FPI) in the Phase 1 dose escalation and expansion study of CID-103, and made $750,000 milestone payment and accrued €250,000 ($305,000) payment under the terms of the agreement.
Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2021 was $6.7 million compared to $8.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 due to significant revenue increase. As of June 30, 2021, CASI had cash and cash equivalents of $60.4 million compared to $57.1 million as of December 31, 2020.
Further information regarding the Company, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, can be found at www.casipharmaceuticals.com.
The Company will host a conference call reviewing the second quarter highlights today at 8:00 a.m. ET. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (833) 420-0382 (U.S.), (800) 870-0181 (China), (400) 682-8629 (China, domestic), 58086567 (Hong Kong) to listen to the live conference call. The conference ID number for the live call is 5639775. Participants dialing in via International Toll-Free Service (ITFS) numbers will be required to provide the following passcode to join the conference call: 8336474459, 6025859887.
This call will be recorded and available for replay by dialing (800) 859-2056 (U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and enter 5639775 to access the replay.
About CASI Pharmaceuticals
CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a U.S. biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics and pharmaceutical products in China, the United States, and throughout the world. The Company is focused on acquiring, developing, and commercializing products that augment its hematology oncology therapeutic focus as well as other areas of unmet medical need. The Company intends to execute its plan to become a leader by launching medicines in the greater China market leveraging the Company's China-based regulatory and commercial competencies and its global drug development expertise. The Company's operations in China are conducted through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CASI Pharmaceuticals (China) Co., Ltd., which is located in Beijing, China. The Company has built a commercial team of more than 80 hematology and oncology sales and marketing specialists based in China. More information on CASI is available at www.casipharmaceuticals.com.
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EVOMELA® is proprietary to Acrotech Biopharma LLC and its affiliates..