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United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  

  • Total Revenues of $280.6 million
  • Earnings per Share of $1.60 per Basic Share or $1.52 per Diluted Share
  • Earnings Before Non-Cash Charges of $3.29 per Basic Share, or $3.11 per Diluted Share
  • United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

    "I am very pleased with our second quarter results and the continued strong growth of our core business," said Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D., United Therapeutics' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to assist more patients than ever to manage pulmonary arterial hypertension while we also continue to develop new possibilities for the future, such as the implantable Remodulin pump."

    Total revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 were $280.6 million, up from $225.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 was $79.9 million or $1.60 per basic share, compared to $72.3 million or $1.37 per basic share for the same quarter in 2012. Gross margin from sales was $245.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to $192.2 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings before non-cash charges(1) for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 were $163.7 million, compared to $127.7 million for the same quarter in 2012.(1)

    See definition of earnings before non-cash charges, a non-GAAP financial measure, and a reconciliation of net income to earnings before non-cash charges below.Financial Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 Revenues

    The table below summarizes the components of net revenues (dollars in thousands):Three Months Ended June 30,Percentage Change20132012Cardiopulmonary products:Remodulin










    %Total net revenues




    %Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 increased by $55.0 million, compared to the same quarter in 2012. The growth in product revenues reflects the continuing increase in the number of patients being treated with our products.


    The table below summarizes research and development expense by major project and non-project components (dollars in thousands):Three Months EndedJune 30,PercentageChange20132012Project and non-project component:Cardiopulmonary




    %Share-based compensation expense




    %Total research and development expense




    %Cardiopulmonary. The $6.5 million increase in cardiopulmonary program expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to the same quarter in 2012, resulted from increases in expenses incurred related to the development of oral treprostinil and our TransCon once-daily injectable prostacyclin analogues.

    Share-based compensation. The increase in share-based compensation of $9.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to the same quarter in 2012, resulted from the appreciation in the price of our common stock.

    The table below summarizes selling, general and administrative expense by major categories (dollars in thousands):Three Months Ended June 30,PercentageChange20132012Category:General and administrative




    %Sales and marketing


    %Share-based compensation expense


    %Total selling, general and administrative expense




    %General and administrative. The increase in general and administrative expense of $4.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 compared to the same quarter in 2012 was driven by increases in (1) salaries and operating expenses associated with the expansion of our business, (2) professional fees and (3) grants to non-affiliated, non-profit organizations that provide financial assistance to patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. These increases were offset in part by a $6.8 million impairment charge on an acquired contract-based intangible we recognized during three months ended June 30, 2012.

    Share-based compensation. The increase in share-based compensation of $13.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to the same quarter in 2012, resulted from the appreciation in the price of our common stock.

    Income TaxesThe provision for income taxes was $38.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to $31.0 million for the same quarter in 2012. The estimated annual effective tax rate was 33 percent and 32 percent as of June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

    2013 Revenue GuidanceWe reaffirm our 2013 full-year revenue guidance for our three commercial products (Remodulin®, Tyvaso® and Adcirca®), as we continue to expect related revenues to fall within a range of 5% above or below $1.0 billion for 2013.

    Earnings Before Non-Cash ChargesEarnings before non-cash charges is defined as net income, adjusted for the following non-cash charges, as applicable: (1) interest; (2) income taxes; (3) license fees; (4) depreciation and amortization; (5) impairment charges; and (6) share-based compensation (stock option, share tracking award and employee stock purchase plan expense).

    A reconciliation of net income to earnings before non-cash charges is presented below (in thousands, except per share data):Three Months Ended June 30,20132012Net income, as reported



    72,316Adjust for non-cash charges:Interest expense

    4,5203,879Income tax expense

    38,65530,974License fees

    ——Depreciation and amortization

    7,6806,292Impairment charges


    (1)Share-based compensation expense (benefit)

    32,9869,447Earnings before non-cash charges



    127,747Earnings before non-cash charges per share:Basic






    2.37Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:Basic



    Consists of a $6.8 million impairment loss relating to a contract-based intangible asset, upon the termination of the underlying license agreement during the three months ending June 30, 2012, net of the $2.0 million of deferred revenue we recognized as a result of the terminated license agreement and the termination of our obligation to perform future services. Conference CallWe will host a half-hour teleconference on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The teleconference is accessible by dialing 1-877-351-5881, with international callers dialing 1-970-315-0533. A rebroadcast of the teleconference will be available for one week by dialing 1-855-859-2056, with international callers dialing 1-404-537-3406 and using access code 9978344.

    This teleconference is also being webcast and can be accessed via our website at

    About United TherapeuticsUnited Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of unique products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions.

    Non-GAAP Financial InformationThis press release contains a financial measure, earnings before non-cash charges, that does not comply with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This measure supplements our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP as reported below.

    We use earnings before non-cash charges to assist us in: (1) planning, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; (2) allocating resources in an effort to enhance the financial performance of our business; (3) evaluating the effectiveness of our operational strategies; and (4) assessing our capacity to fund capital expenditures and expand our business. We believe this non-GAAP financial measure improves investors' understanding of our financial results by excluding certain expenses that we do not consider when evaluating and comparing the performance of our core operations and making operating decisions. In addition, we have historically reported earnings before non-cash charges to investors, and believe the inclusion of this non-GAAP financial measure provides investors with a consistent method of comparison to historical periods. However, there are limitations in the use of this non-GAAP financial measure in that it excludes certain operating expenses that are recurring in nature. In addition, our calculation of this non-GAAP financial measure may differ in methodology used by other companies. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.  A reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to earnings before non-cash charges can be found in the table above under the heading, Earnings Before Non-Cash Charges.

    Forward-looking StatementsStatements included in this press release that are not historical in nature are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, among others, our expectations about future operating results, revenue guidance for 2013 and the efforts to develop an implantable pump for Remodulin and other possible future therapies. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as those described in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results. Consequently, such forward-looking statements are qualified by the cautionary statements, cautionary language and risk factors set forth in our periodic reports and documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. We claim the protection of the safe harbor contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for forward-looking statements. We are providing this information as of the date of this press release, and assume no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason. [uthr-g]

    Remodulin and Tyvaso are registered trademarks of United Therapeutics Corporation.

    Adcirca is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(In thousands, except per share data)Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,2013201220132012(Unaudited)(Unaudited)Revenues:Net product sales






    3,1113,7455,1015,016  Total revenues

    280,606225,577525,742429,791Operating expenses:Research and development

    54,61737,099105,04770,756Selling, general and administrative

    71,36553,258142,72193,047Cost of product sales

    32,32029,63361,63353,664  Total operating expenses

    158,302119,990309,401217,467Operating income

    122,304105,587216,341212,324Other (expense) income:Interest income

    8691,0551,8482,087Interest expense

    (4,520)(3,879)(8,956)(7,765)Equity loss in affiliate

    (72)(42)(119)(62)Other, net

    (62)569240642  Total other (expense) income, net

    (3,785)(2,297)(6,987)(5,098)Income before income taxes

    118,519103,290209,354207,226Income tax expense

    (38,655)(30,974)(67,165)(64,150)Net income





    143,076Net income per common share:Basic










    2.63Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:Basic


    52,64853,94252,38654,416 SELECTED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATAJune 30, 2013 (Unaudited, in thousands)Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities (excluding restricted amounts of $5.4 million)


    894,668Total assets

    1,777,673Total liabilities and temporary equity

    612,250Total stockholders' equity


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