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Alkermes : Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

07/29/2021 | 10:38am EDT

Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2021 and provided updated financial expectations for full-year 2021.

'Alkermes' strong performance in the second quarter was driven by commercial execution and our focus on profitability. VIVITROL and ARISTADA demonstrated robust sequential and year-over-year growth and VUMERITY continued on an encouraging launch trajectory,' commented Iain Brown, Chief Financial Officer of Alkermes. 'Today, we are raising our financial expectations for full-year 2021 to reflect this performance and anticipated continued strength in the business. We believe that we are in a sound financial position to execute on our business strategy and efficiently invest in our future potential growth drivers.'

Quarter Ended June 30, 2021 Financial Results

Revenues

Total revenues for the quarter were $303.7 million. This compared to $247.5 million for the same period in the prior year.

Net sales of proprietary products for the quarter were $160.8 million, compared to $130.4 million for the same period in the prior year.

Net sales of VIVITROL were $88.4 million, compared to $71.6 million for the same period in the prior year, representing an increase of approximately 23%.

Net sales of ARISTADAi were $72.4 million, compared to $58.8 million for the same period in the prior year, representing an increase of approximately 23%.

Manufacturing and royalty revenues for the quarter were $142.3 million, compared to $116.5 million for the same period in the prior year.

Manufacturing and royalty revenues from RISPERDAL CONSTA, INVEGA SUSTENNA/XEPLION and INVEGA TRINZA/TREVICTA were $95.5 million, compared to $83.1 million for the same period in the prior year.

Manufacturing and royalty revenues from VUMERITY were $20.3 million, compared to $2.6 million for the same period in the prior year.

Costs and Expenses

Total operating expenses for the quarter were $299.3 million, compared to $281.2 million for the same period in the prior year.

Cost of Goods Manufactured and Sold were $53.1 million, compared to $45.1 million for the same period in the prior year.

Research and Development (R&D) expenses were $97.5 million, compared to $94.2 million for the same period in the prior year.

Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) expenses were $139.2 million, compared to $132.0 million for the same period in the prior year.

Profitability

Net income according to generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (GAAP) was $2.4 million for the quarter, or a basic and diluted GAAP earnings per share of $0.01. This compared to GAAP net loss of $29.4 million, or a basic and diluted GAAP loss per share of $0.19, for the same period in the prior year.

Non-GAAP net income was $49.2 million for the quarter, or a non-GAAP basic earnings per share of $0.31 and a non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.30. This compared to non-GAAP net income of $8.9 million, or a non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.06 for the same period in the prior year.

Balance Sheet

At June 30, 2021, the company recorded cash, cash equivalents and total investments of $669.4 million, compared to $627.4 million at March 31, 2021, driven primarily by the company's operating results and changes in working capital. The company's total debt outstanding as of June 30, 2021 was $297.1 million.

Financial Expectations for 2021

The following financial expectations for 2021 are based on recent trends and assume continued improvement in patient access to treatment providers and to the company's commercial products in the second half of the year. If patient access does not improve as anticipated, or if new COVID-19-related disruptions emerge, the company's ability to meet these expectations could be negatively impacted. All line items are according to GAAP, except as otherwise noted.

R&D expense expectations for 2021 include an anticipated $25 million milestone payment in the third quarter to the former shareholders of Rodin Therapeutics, Inc. related to the expected submission of an investigational new drug application, or equivalent, for ALKS 1140, the first clinical candidate to emerge from the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor platform acquired by the company in late 2019.

The current 2021 per share expectations are calculated based on a weighted average basic share count of approximately 161 million shares outstanding and a weighted average diluted share count of approximately 164 million shares outstanding, as compared to prior expectations of approximately 160 million and 161 million, respectively.

'Our achievements in the second quarter demonstrated continued execution against our strategic priorities. Our strong commercial performance, the FDA approval of LYBALVI and the accumulating data and operational progress in our nemvaleukin immuno-oncology program represent important milestones for the company and provide a meaningful platform to drive future growth,' said Richard Pops, Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes. 'Guided by our intense focus on value creation, our objectives for the remainder of 2021 are clear: successfully launch LYBALVI; drive the growth of VIVITROL and ARISTADA; advance the clinical development program for nemvaleukin and invest in our emerging neuroscience and oncology pipeline assets.'

Psychiatry

In June 2021, the company announced FDA approval of LYBALVI (olanzapine and samidorphan) for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia and for the treatment of adults with bipolar I disorder, as a maintenance monotherapy or for the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes, as monotherapy or an adjunct to lithium or valproateii. LYBALVI is a once-daily, oral atypical antipsychotic composed of olanzapine, an established antipsychotic agent, co-formulated with samidorphan, a new chemical entity, in a single bilayer tablet.

Nemvaleukin alfa ('nemvaleukin')

In June 2021, the company presented updated data from the ARTISTRY clinical development program for nemvaleukin, the company's novel, investigational engineered interleukin-2 (IL-2) variant immunotherapy, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. In conjunction with the data presentation at ASCO, the company hosted an investor webcast with ARTISTRY clinical program investigators Valentina Boni, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Oncologist and Principal Investigator at START Madrid at Centro Integral Oncologico Clara Campal and Omid Hamid, M.D., Chief of Research and Immunotherapy at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute.

Corporate

In May 2021, the company announced the appointment of Emily Peterson Alva to the company's Board of Directors (the Board). Ms. Alva is an experienced public company board member and a financial, strategic and business advisor to growth companies. Ms. Alva is the fifth new, independent director to join the Board in the past two years.

In July 2021, the company awarded grants from its Alkermes Inspiration Grants program to 11 nonprofit organizations working to address the needs of people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer.

About Alkermes plc

Alkermes plc is a fully-integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines in the fields of neuroscience and oncology. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products focused on addiction, schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and a pipeline of product candidates in development for neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes information about certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share. These non-GAAP measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) adjusts for certain one-time and non-cash charges by excluding from GAAP results: share-based compensation expense; amortization; depreciation; non-cash net interest expense; certain other one-time or non-cash items and the income tax effect of these reconciling items.

The company's management and board of directors utilize these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate the company's performance. The company provides these non-GAAP measures of the company's performance to investors because management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when viewed with the company's results under GAAP and the accompanying reconciliations, are useful in identifying underlying trends in ongoing operations. However, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and, accordingly, should not be considered as alternatives to GAAP measures as indicators of operating performance. Further, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share should not be considered measures of the company's liquidity.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the tables included in this press release.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements set forth in this press release constitute 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including, but not limited to, statements concerning: the company's expectations concerning future financial and operating performance, business plans or prospects, including the expected drivers of future growth and value creation; expectations of continued improvement in patient access to healthcare providers and to the company's commercial products; the potential therapeutic and commercial value of the company's marketed and development products; expectations concerning the company's future development activities, including plans for submission of an investigational new drug application or equivalent for ALKS 1140, advancement of the clinical development program for nemvaleukin and further investment in the company's neuroscience and oncology development pipeline and expectations concerning the company's commercial activities, including the anticipated launch of LYBALVI. The company cautions that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. The forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees and they are necessarily subject to a high degree of uncertainty and risk. Actual performance and results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the company may not be able to achieve its targeted financial and profitability metrics in a timely manner or at all; the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continued efforts to mitigate its spread on the company's business, results of operations or financial condition, including impacts on healthcare systems and patient and healthcare provider access to the company's commercial products and impacts on the regulatory agencies with which the company interacts in the development, review, approval and commercialization of its medicines; the unfavorable outcome of litigation, including so-called 'Paragraph IV' litigation and other patent litigation, or other disputes related to our products or products using our proprietary technologies; clinical development activities may not be completed on time or at all; the results of the company's development activities may not be positive, or predictive of final results from such activities, results of future development activities or real-world results; data from clinical trials may be interpreted by the FDA in different ways than we interpret it; the FDA may not agree with our regulatory approval strategies or components of our filings for our products, including our clinical trial designs, conduct and methodologies and the adequacy of the data and other information included in our submissions to support the FDA's requirements for approval; regulatory submissions may not occur or be submitted in a timely manner; the FDA or regulatory authorities outside the U.S. may make adverse decisions regarding the company's products; the company and its licens may not be able to continue to successfully commercialize their products; there may be a reduction in payment rate or reimbursement for the company's products or an increase in the company's financial obligations to government payers; the company's products may prove difficult to manufacture, be precluded from commercialization by the proprietary rights of third parties, or have unintended side effects, adverse reactions or incidents of misuse and those risks and uncertainties described under the heading 'Risk Factors' in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2020 and in subsequent filings made by the company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ('SEC'), which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, the company disclaims any intention or responsibility for updating or revising any forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

VIVITROL is a registered trademark, and ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS is a registered service mark, of Alkermes, Inc.; ARISTADA, ARISTADA INITIO and LYBALVI are registered trademarks of Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited; RISPERDAL CONSTA, INVEGA SUSTENNA, XEPLION, INVEGA TRINZA and TREVICTA are registered trademarks of Johnson & Johnson and VUMERITY is a registered trademark of Biogen Inc., used by Alkermes under license.

Contact:

Sandy Coombs

Tel: +1 781 609 6377

(C) 2021 Electronic News Publishing, source ENP Newswire

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