SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Santarus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNTS), today reported financial and operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.
Key financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012 include:
“We believe that 2012 was an inflection year for Santarus, with strong revenue growth and greatly improved earnings and cash flow compared with 2011,” said Gerald T. Proehl, president and chief executive officer of Santarus. “In addition to our commercial progress and the favorable outcome on the ZEGERID® (omeprazole/ sodium bicarbonate) patent litigation at the appellate court, we were successful in advancing our clinical pipeline, including reporting positive Phase III results for both RUCONEST® (recombinant human C1 esterase inhibitor) in hereditary angioedema (HAE) and for rifamycin SV MMX® in travelers’ diarrhea. We also initiated a major Phase IIIb clinical study with UCERIS™ (budesonide) extended release tablets as add-on therapy to 5-ASA drugs and completed enrollment in a Phase I clinical study with SAN-300, a monoclonal antibody.”
Mr. Proehl added, “Our momentum has continued into 2013 with the mid-January U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of UCERIS for the induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and the commercial launch of UCERIS and relaunch of ZEGERID a few weeks ago. We believe 2013 is shaping up to be another robust year for Santarus.”
Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Total revenues increased to $70.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with $42.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 as indicated below ($ in millions):
|Three Months Ended||Increase|
|Product sales, net|
|Total product sales, net||69.4||41.7||27.7|
Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $5.5 million, diluted EPS was $0.08 and adjusted EBITDA was $9.6 million. Net income for the 2012 fourth quarter included the expense of a $10.0 million clinical milestone for the successful completion of a Phase III clinical study with RUCONEST. In the fourth quarter of 2011 the company reported net income of $1.9 million, diluted EPS of $0.03, and adjusted EBITDA of $4.5 million.
The cost of product sales was $5.2 million, or approximately 7% of net product sales, for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with $3.3 million, or approximately 8% of net product sales, for the fourth quarter of 2011. The decrease in the cost of product sales as a percentage of net product sales was primarily attributable to certain fixed costs being applied to increased sales volumes and increased sales prices.
License fees and royalties were $26.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with $10.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. License fees and royalties include royalties on GLUMETZA net sales, the gross margin split on CYCLOSET net sales, royalties on ZEGERID net sales and amortization of upfront payments. In addition, license fees and royalties for the fourth quarter of 2012 included a $10.0 million expense for the successful completion of the RUCONEST Phase III clinical study.
Research and development (R&D) expenses totaled $7.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with $7.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $25.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $19.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. The $5.5 million increase in SG&A expenses was primarily attributable to expansion of the company’s commercial presence, including costs associated with the addition of 40 contract sales representatives in January 2012, increases in compensation costs, and expenses attributable to launch preparation activities for UCERIS.
Full Year 2012 Results
Total revenues for 2012 were $218.0 million compared with $118.8 million for 2011 as indicated below ($ in millions):
|Product sales, net|
|Total product sales, net||214.6||88.2||126.4|
1Other revenue included $27.3 million of GLUMETZA promotion revenue in 2011
Net income was $18.6 million, or $0.27 diluted EPS, in 2012, compared with net income of $4.7 million, or $0.07 diluted EPS, in 2011. Adjusted EBITDA was $36.9 million in 2012 compared with adjusted EBITDA of $13.9 million in 2011.
As of December 31, 2012, Santarus had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $94.7 million, an increase of approximately $12.8 million in the fourth quarter. Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $58.6 million as of December 31, 2011.
Financial Outlook for 2013
Santarus is affirming its financial outlook for full year 2013 as introduced in the company’s business update conference call on January 15, 2013 and introducing its outlook for diluted EPS and non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS:
The EPS estimates assume 79 million fully diluted shares.
Additional information for selected estimated expenses for 2013 is as follows:
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In this press release, Santarus used adjusted EBITDA, or adjusted earnings, as a key operating metric. Adjusted EBITDA, or adjusted earnings, is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company believes that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful supplementary information to and facilitates additional analysis by investors. The company uses this non-GAAP financial measure in connection with its own budgeting and planning. This non-GAAP financial measure is in addition to, not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in conformity with GAAP.
Set forth below are tables reconciling the company’s adjusted EBITDA, or non-GAAP adjusted earnings, to GAAP net income for the full year 2012 and 2011 and reconciling the company’s adjusted EBITDA, or non-GAAP adjusted earnings guidance to GAAP net income guidance for the year ending December 31, 2013.
|Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings)|
|($ in millions)|
|Three Months Ended||Years Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|GAAP net income||$||5.5||$||1.9||$||18.6||$||4.7|
|Interest (income) expense||0.1||0.1||0.3||0.4|
|Income tax expense||0.5||0.1||1.3||0.3|
|Depreciation and amortization||1.5||0.9||6.1||3.1|
|Stock issuance for regulatory milestone||-||-||3.7||-|
|Loss on contingent consideration||0.2||0.1||0.2||-|
|Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings|
|Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2013|
|(in millions, except EPS)|
|GAAP net income||$50 - $54|
|Interest (income) expense||0|
|Income tax expense||4|
|Depreciation and amortization||7 - 8|
|Stock-based compensation||12 - 13|
|Non-GAAP adjusted earnings||$73 - $79|
|Non-GAAP adjusted EPS, diluted||$0.92 - $1.00|
|Shares used in computing non-GAAP adjusted EPS, diluted||79|
Santarus has scheduled an investor conference call regarding this announcement at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) today, March 4, 2013. Individuals interested in participating in the call may do so by dialing 866-819-7280 for domestic callers, or 678-374-2322 for international callers. A telephone replay will be available for 48 hours following the conclusion of the call by dialing 855-859-2056 for domestic callers, or 404-537-3406 for international callers, and entering reservation code 10201664. The live conference call also will be available by visiting the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.santarus.com and a recording of the call will be available on the company’s website for 14 days following the completion of the call.
Santarus, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing proprietary products that address the needs of patients treated by physician specialists. The company's current commercial efforts are focused on five products. UCERIS™ (budesonide) extended release tablets for the induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and ZEGERID® (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate) for the treatment of certain upper gastrointestinal disorders are promoted to gastroenterologists. GLUMETZA® (metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) and CYCLOSET® (bromocriptine mesylate) tablets, which are indicated as adjuncts to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, and FENOGLIDE® (fenofibrate) tablets, which is indicated as an adjunct to diet to reduce high cholesterol, are promoted to endocrinologists and other physicians who treat patients with type 2 diabetes. Full prescribing and safety information for Santarus’ products are available at www.santarus.com.
Santarus’ product development pipeline includes the investigational drug RUCONEST® (recombinant human C1 esterase inhibitor) for treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema. The company expects to submit a biologics license application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for RUCONEST in the second quarter of 2013. Santarus is also developing rifamycin SV MMX®, which is in Phase III clinical testing for treatment of travelers’ diarrhea. In addition, the company has completed a Phase I clinical program with SAN-300, an investigational monoclonal antibody. More information about Santarus is available at www.santarus.com.
Statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated sales trends and financial results and the timing and outcome of various matters relating to Santarus' development products, including the Phase IIIb clinical study for UCERIS, the submission of the BLA for RUCONEST, the Phase III clinical study for rifamycin SV MMX and the planned Phase IIa clinical study for SAN-300.
The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Santarus that its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in Santarus’ business, including, without limitation: Santarus' ability to successfully launch UCERIS and generate revenues from its currently promoted commercial products and its authorized generic ZEGERID products; Santarus' ability to successfully advance the development of, obtain regulatory approval for and ultimately commercialize, its investigational drugs, including the UCERIS Phase IIIb clinical study, the submission of the RUCONEST BLA, the Phase III clinical study for rifamycin SV MMX and the planned Phase IIa clinical study for SAN-300; Santarus' ability to maintain patent protection for its products, including the difficulty in predicting the timing and outcome of ongoing and any future patent litigation; Santarus' ability to achieve continued progress under its strategic alliances, and the potential for early termination of, or reduced payments under, these agreements; Santarus' dependence on strategic partners for certain aspects of its development programs, including risks related to their financial stability; adverse side effects, inadequate therapeutic efficacy or other issues related to Santarus' products that could result in product recalls, market withdrawals or product liability claims; competition from other pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies and evolving market dynamics; other difficulties or delays relating to the development, testing, manufacturing and marketing of, and obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals for, Santarus' products; fluctuations in quarterly and annual results; Santarus' ability to obtain additional financing as needed to support its operations or future product acquisitions; and other risks detailed in Santarus’ prior press releases and public periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and Santarus undertakes no obligation to revise or update this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Santarus®, FENOGLIDE®, UCERIS™, and ZEGERID® are trademarks of Santarus, Inc. GLUMETZA® is a trademark of Biovail Laboratories International S.r.l. licensed exclusively in the United States to Depomed, Inc. CYCLOSET® is a trademark of VeroScience LLC. MMX® is a trademark of Cosmo Technologies Limited. RUCONEST® is a trademark of Pharming Group N.V.
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments||$||94,736||$||58,608|
|Accounts receivable, net||31,024||20,274|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||6,678||3,714|
|Total current assets||142,335||87,725|
|Long-term restricted cash||950||1,050|
|Property and equipment, net||945||578|
|Intangible assets, net||16,254||21,787|
|Liabilities and stockholders' equity|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||45,824||$||35,413|
|Allowance for product returns||20,574||13,895|
|Total current liabilities||66,398||49,308|
|Deferred revenue, less current portion||1,639||2,163|
|Other long-term liabilities||2,884||2,494|
|Total stockholders' equity||82,952||50,088|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||163,749||$||114,053|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended||Years Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Product sales, net||$||69,414||$||41,665||$||214,538||$||88,153|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of product sales||5,177||3,255||15,640||8,852|
|License fees and royalties||26,239||10,277||69,783||17,898|
|Research and development||7,719||7,420||25,808||18,383|
|Selling, general and administrative||24,985||19,483||86,552||68,229|
|Total costs and expenses||64,120||40,435||197,783||113,362|
|Income from operations||6,093||2,117||20,172||5,425|
|Other income (expense):|
|Total other income (expense)||(62||)||(118||)||(308||)||(444||)|
|Income before income taxes||6,031||1,999||19,864||4,981|
|Income tax expense||535||83||1,309||312|
|Net income per share:|
Weighted average shares outstanding used to calculate net income per share: