NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important, novel pharmaceutical products for the treatment of life-threatening diseases, including renal disease and cancer (the "Company"), today announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.
At June 30, 2009, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, short-term investment securities and interest receivable of $13.4 million, as compared to $15.5 million at December 31, 2008. In addition, at June 30, 2009, the Company had $7.1 million of auction rate securities which are classified as long-term investments. Additionally, in July 2009, the Company received $2.75 million of cash from a settlement with the former licensor of Sulonex (sulodexide). The Company will receive an additional $750,000 on or before July 30, 2010 related to this settlement.
The net income for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009 was $14.1 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $7.7 million, or $0.17 per share, for the second quarter in 2008. The change in net income (loss) was primarily attributable to the recognition of $18.0 million in license revenue relating to an amendment to the September 2007 sublicense agreement with Japan Tobacco Inc. and Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (JT/Torii), which eliminated the Company's significant ongoing obligations included in the original agreement, a $1.8 million decrease in research and development expenses related to KRX-0401, and a $1.0 million decrease in research and development expenses related to the cessation of the development of Sulonex in March 2008.
The net income for the six months ended June 30, 2009 was $14.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted
|SOURCE Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.|
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved