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Depomed Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Result

Companies mentioned in this article: Depomed, Inc.

NEWARK, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Depomed, Inc. (Nasdaq: DEPO), today reported financial results for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

2013 Business and Financial Highlights

    --  2013 Business Highlights:
        --  In October, sold interests in royalties and milestone payments under
            diabetes license agreements, receiving $240.5 million in cash
        --  In December, acquired migraine product CAMBIA(®) (diclofenac
            potassium for oral solution); available in the U.S. and relaunched
            by Depomed February 2014
        --  In July, acquired Lazanda® (fentanyl) nasal spray, a product for
            the treatment of breakthrough pain in opioid-tolerant cancer
            patients; available in the U.S. and relaunched by Depomed in October
            2013
    --  2013 Financial Highlights:
        --  Achieved full year 2013 total product sales of $58.3 million, an
            increase of 112% over 2012; and fourth quarter 2013 product sales of
            $18.8 million, an increase of 50% over fourth quarter 2012
            --  Full year 2013 Gralise(®) (gabapentin) product sales were $36.2
                million, an increase of 109% over 2012; fourth quarter 2013
                Gralise product sales were $11.7 million, an increase of 55%
                over fourth quarter 2012
            --  Full year 2013 Zipsor(®) (diclofenac potassium) product sales
                were $20.3 million; fourth quarter 2013 Zipsor product sales
                were $5.7 million, an increase of 17% over fourth quarter 2012
        --  Generated full year 2013 net income before taxes of $4.6 million
        --  Held $276 million of cash and marketable securities and no debt as
            of December 31, 2013
        --  Received $5 million milestone from Mallinckrodt upon FDA acceptance
            of the NDA filing for XARTEMIS XR (oxycodone hydrochloride and
            acetaminophen) extended-release tablets (CII)

"2013 was a transformational year for Depomed," noted Jim Schoeneck, President and CEO of Depomed. "We executed a series of transactions that cement our position as a leading specialty pharmaceutical company in pain and neurology. We now have four marketed products that we expect will have lengthy periods of commercial exclusivity and have approximately one quarter of a billion dollars in cash on our balance sheet to continue to build our portfolio of high growth products in pain, neurology and adjacent areas."

"Our ability to capture value and drive growth from our marketed products was also significant, as evidenced by steady prescription growth throughout 2013 for Gralise and the subsequent growth of Zipsor," continued Schoeneck. "As we enter 2014, we are focused on continuing to grow our product sales and evaluating additional acquisitions of marketed products to add to our existing portfolio."

Accounting Treatment for the Sale of Royalty and Milestone Interests to PDL

In October 2013, Depomed sold interests in future royalty and milestone payments in the Type 2 diabetes therapeutic area to PDL Biopharma, Inc. (PDL) for $240.5 million. As a result of ongoing supply order obligations with respect to the underlying royalties, Depomed is accounting for this transaction under the debt accounting method. Although the royalty and milestone payments were sold to PDL, debt accounting requires the Company to continue to recognize the underlying royalties and milestones as revenue and record the proceeds of $240.5 million as a liability. As royalties and milestones are received by PDL under this arrangement, the liability is reduced and non-cash implied interest expense is recognized.

In the fourth quarter of 2013, Depomed recognized $18.1 million of non-cash revenues and $4.5 million in non-cash interest expense related to this arrangement.

Depomed Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2013 increased to $134.2 million from $90.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased to $40.6 million from $26.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. A summary of total revenues for the fourth quarter and full year 2013 as compared to the corresponding prior period is as follows:



                         Three Months Ended          Twelve Months
                                                      Ended

                            December 31,            December 31,
                            ------------            ------------

                                       2013            2012                2013                   2012
                                       ----            ----                ----                   ----

                             (Unaudited)            (Unaudited)              (Unaudited)               (1)

    Product
     sales:

    Gralise                                 $11,733                 $7,580                $36,188         $17,288

    Zipsor
     (2)                                      5,727                  4,909                 20,341           9,835

    Lazanda
     (2)                                        774                      -                  1,218               -

    CAMBIA
     (2)                                        555                      -                    555               -

    Proquin
     XR                                           -                      -                      -             360

             Total
              product
              sales                          18,789                 12,489                 58,302          27,483


    Royalties:

    Glumetza
     US                                   $       -                $12,543                $42,060         $42,792

    Other                                       404                    793                  2,943           1,743
                                                ---                    ---                  -----           -----

                Total
                 royalty
                 revenue                        404                 13,336                 45,003          44,535


    Non-
     cash
     revenue
     related
     to sale
     of
     future
     proceeds
     to PDL                                 $18,104       $              -                $18,104    $          -


    License
     and
     other
     revenue:

    Glumetza                                   $761                   $765                 $3,041          $4,926

    Janssen                                   1,351                      -                  3,554          10,005

    Mallinckrodt                                  -                      -                  5,000               -

    Other                                     1,200                      -                  1,201           3,867

             Total
              license
              and
              other
              revenue:                        3,312                    765                 12,796          18,798


    Total
     revenues                               $40,609                $26,590               $134,205         $90,816
                                            =======                =======               ========         =======

    (1)   Derived from the
     audited financial
     statements included
     in the Company's
     Annual Report on Form
     10-K for the year
     ended December 31,
     2012.


    (2)   Depomed acquired
     Zipsor in June 2012,
     Lazanda in July 2013,
     and CAMBIA in
     December 2013.

Selling general and administrative expense was $105.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2013 as compared to $97.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. Selling general and administrative expense was $27.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $24.0 million for fourth quarter of 2012. The increases in 2013 are primarily due to increased sales and marketing expenses associated with product acquisitions in 2012 and 2013.

Research and development expense was $8.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2013 as compared to $15.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. Research and development expense was $2.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $3.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. The decreases in 2013 are primarily related to ceasing all Sefelsa(TM ) expenditures in the first quarter of 2013.

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $43.3 million, or $0.75 per share, compared to a net loss of ($29.8) million, or ($0.53) per share for the year ended December 31, 2012. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $41.8 million, or $0.72 per share, compared to a net loss of ($3.7) million, or ($0.07) per share for the fourth quarter of 2012. Net income for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 included a $39 million income tax benefit related to the reversal of the valuation allowance on our deferred tax assets. We expect to pay approximately $59 million in taxes in the first quarter of 2014 related to fiscal year 2013.

Cash and marketable securities were $276 million as of December 31, 2013 as compared to $77.9 million as of December 31, 2012.

2014 Financial Outlook

Depomed is introducing its financial outlook for full year 2014:

    --  Product sales of approximately $115 to $125 million
    --  Total revenues of approximately $200 to $215 million, which includes
        non-cash revenues related to the PDL transaction and $15 million in
        potential milestones from Mallinckrodt
    --  GAAP earnings per share of approximately $0.21 to $0.36 per share, which
        includes the non-cash PDL revenues and non-cash PDL interest expense
    --  Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share of break-even to $0.16 per share
    --  Cash flow of at least break-even excluding payment of approximately $59
        million in taxes in the first quarter of 2014 related to fiscal year
        2013

In this press release, Depomed includes information about non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share, a non-GAAP financial measure, as a useful operating metric for its 2014 financial outlook. The Company believes that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure, when viewed with our results and projections under GAAP and the accompanying reconciliation, provides supplementary information to investors. The Company uses this non-GAAP measure in connection with its own planning and forecasting purposes and for measuring the Company's performance. This non-GAAP financial measure should be considered in addition to, and not a substitute for, or superior to net income or other financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share guidance for the year ending December 31, 2014 is not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and represents GAAP earnings per share adjusted to exclude (1) non-cash revenue and costs related to the sale of future proceeds to PDL, (2) non-cash interest expense on the liability related to the sale of future proceeds to PDL, (3) amortization related to product acquisitions, and (4) stock-based compensation expense, and to adjust (5) the income tax provision to reflect the estimated amounts payable in cash. Non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

The following table reconciles the Company's non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share guidance to GAAP earnings per share guidance for the year ending December 31, 2014:


                               DEPOMED, INC.

             RECONCILIATION OF GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE TO NON-
                      GAAP ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

               GUIDANCE FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014


    GAAP earnings per share                               $    0.21
                                                                 -
                                                               0.36

         Non-cash revenue and costs related to        (1.04
          sale of future proceeds to PDL                -
                                                      1.16)

            Non-cash interest expense on liability    0.32
             related to sale of future proceeds to      -
             PDL                                       0.35

         Amortization related to product              0.27
          acquisitions                                  -
                                                       0.29

         Stock based compensation                     0.11
                                                        -
                                                       0.12

         Income tax adjustment                        0.13
                                                        -
                                                       0.20
                                                      ----

    Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share                  $    0.00
                                                                 -
                                                               0.16

Conference Call

Depomed will host a conference call today, Wednesday, March 12, beginning at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) 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. An archived webcast replay will be available on the Company's website for three months.

About Depomed

Depomed is a specialty pharmaceutical company that commercializes products for pain and neurology related disorders. Gralise® (gabapentin) is a once-daily treatment approved for the management of postherpetic neuralgia. Zipsor® (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for relief of mild to moderate acute pain in adults. CAMBIA® (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults (18 years of age or older). Lazanda® (fentanyl) Nasal Spray is an intranasal fentanyl drug used to manage breakthrough pain in adults (18 years of age or older) who are already routinely taking other opioid pain medicines around-the-clock for cancer pain. Gralise and various partner product candidates are formulated with Depomed's proven, proprietary Acuform® drug delivery technology. Additional information about Depomed may be found at 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 Depomed's financial outlook for 2014 and expectations regarding financial results and potential business opportunities 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, 2013 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. 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.

INVESTOR CONTACT:
August J. Moretti
Depomed, Inc.
510-744-8000
amoretti@depomed.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Carolyn Hawley
Canale Communications for Depomed
619-849-5375
carolyn@canalecomm.com


                                                         DEPOMED, INC.

                                        CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

                                       (in thousands, except share and per share amounts)


                    Three Months Ended                    Twelve Months Ended

                       December 31,                       December 31,
                       ------------                       ------------

                                  2013                     2012                             2013                         2012
                                  ----                     ----                             ----                         ----

                        (Unaudited)                       (Unaudited)                            (Unaudited)                              (1)

    Revenues:

    Product
     sales                                       $18,789                           $12,489                      $58,302          $27,483

    Royalties                                        404                            13,336                       45,003           44,535

    License and
     other
     revenue                                       3,312                               765                       12,796           18,798

    Non-cash
     revenue
     related to
     sale of
     future
     proceeds to
     PDL                                          18,104                                 -                       18,104                -

    Total
     revenues                                     40,609                            26,590                      134,205           90,816


    Costs and
     expenses:

    Cost of
     sales                                         2,168                             2,316                        7,091            6,039

    Research and
     development
     expense                                       2,024                             3,185                        8,073           15,462

    Selling,
     general and
     administrative
     expense                                      27,471                            24,021                      105,176           97,646

    Amortization
     of
     intangible
     assets                                        1,466                               959                        4,548            2,022

    Total costs
     and
     expenses                                     33,129                            30,481                      124,888          121,169


    Income
     (loss) from
     operations                                    7,480                            (3,891)                       9,317          (30,353)

    Other income
     (expense)                                        49                                76                         (249)             481

    Non-cash
     interest
     expense on
     liability
     related to
     sale of
     future
     proceeds to
     PDL                                          (4,488)                                -                       (4,488)               -

    Benefit from
     (provision
     for) income
     taxes                                        38,760                               111                       38,733               91
                                                  ------                               ---                       ------              ---

    Net income
     (loss)                                      $41,801                           $(3,704)                     $43,313         $(29,781)



    Basic net
     income
     (loss) per
     common
     share                                         $0.73                            $(0.07)                       $0.76           $(0.53)

    Diluted net
     income
     (loss) per
     common
     share                                         $0.72                            $(0.07)                       $0.75           $(0.53)


    Shares used
     in
     computing
     basic net
     income
     (loss) per
     common
     share                                    57,094,025                        56,184,214                   56,736,009       55,892,563

    Shares used
     in
     computing
     diluted net
     income
     (loss) per
     common
     share                                    58,239,311                        56,184,214                   57,543,979       55,892,563

    (1)   Derived from the
     audited financial
     statements included
     in the Company's
     Annual Report on Form
     10-K for the year
     ended December 31,
     2012.

                         DEPOMED, INC.

             CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

                         (in thousands)


                                   December               December
                                      31,                   31,

                                        2013               2012
                                        ----               ----

                                 (Unaudited)                          (1)


    Cash, cash equivalents and
     marketable securities                     $276,017           $77,892

    Accounts receivable                          11,451             3,614

    Receivables from collaborative
     partners                                    10,824            10,078

    Inventories                                  10,145             9,587

    Property and equipment, net                   8,340             8,237

    Intangible assets, net                       82,520            25,078

    Deferred tax assets                         103,203                 -

    Prepaid and other assets                      6,153             7,167
                                                  -----             -----

    Total assets                               $508,653          $141,653
                                               ========          ========


    Accounts payable and
     accrued liabilities                       $103,712           $32,578

       Deferred license revenue                  15,516            18,789

       PDL royalty and milestone
        obligation                              227,079                 -

    Other liabilities                            13,666             5,008

    Contingent consideration
     liability                                   11,264             1,342

    Shareholders' equity                        137,416            83,936
                                                -------            ------

    Total liabilities and
     shareholders' equity                      $508,653          $141,653
                                               ========          ========

    (1)   Derived from the
     audited financial
     statements included
     in the Company's
     Annual Report on Form
     10-K for the year
     ended December 31,
     2012.

SOURCE Depomed, Inc.