ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today reported financial results for the three and six months ended March 31, 2013.
Quarterly Financial Highlights
"Avanir achieved a major milestone with the exciting news regarding the positive CHMP opinion for NUEDEXTA in Europe. This is a significant moment in the evolution of the company towards its goal of becoming a leading mid-cap biopharmaceutical company," said Keith A. Katkin, president and CEO of Avanir. "Additionally, we continue to execute in the U.S. as demonstrated by our commercial and clinical progress. We enter the second half of fiscal 2013 with strong momentum, a broad CNS pipeline and a continued focus on building our business."
Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results
Fiscal 2013 Six-Month Results
For the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the company reported NUEDEXTA gross and net revenue of $20.8 million and $16.5 million respectively. Second quarter fiscal 2013 NUEDEXTA net revenue increased 81% versus the previous year and 11% over the previous quarter.
Cash, Cash Equivalents & Marketable Securities
As of March 31, 2013 Avanir had cash, cash equivalents and restricted investments totaling $70.2 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $67.9 million.
Note to Investors: As previously announced, Avanir will hold a conference call to discuss fiscal 2013 second quarter financial results today, May 8, 2013, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. You can listen to this call by dialing 1- 877 703 6106 for domestic callers or +1- 857 244 7305 for international callers, and entering passcode 62763985. Those interested in listening to the conference call live via the internet may do so by visiting http://ir.avanir.com.
NUEDEXTA is an innovative combination of two well-characterized components; dextromethorphan hydrobromide (20 mg), the ingredient active in the central nervous system, and quinidine sulfate (10 mg), a metabolic inhibitor enabling therapeutic dextromethorphan concentrations. NUEDEXTA acts on sigma-1 and NMDA receptors in the brain, although the mechanism by which NUEDEXTA exerts therapeutic effects in patients with PBA is unknown.
NUEDEXTA Important Safety Information
NUEDEXTA is indicated for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect (PBA). PBA occurs secondary to a variety of otherwise unrelated neurological conditions, and is characterized by involuntary, sudden, and frequent episodes of laughing and/or crying. PBA episodes typically occur out of proportion or incongruent to the underlying emotional state.
Studies to support the effectiveness of NUEDEXTA were performed in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). NUEDEXTA has not been shown to be safe and effective in other types of emotional lability that can commonly occur, for example, in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
NUEDEXTA and certain other medicines can interact, causing serious side effects. If you take certain drugs or have certain heart problems, NUEDEXTA may not be right for you.
NUEDEXTA causes dose-dependent QTc prolongation. When initiating NUEDEXTA in patients at risk for QT prolongation and torsades de pointes, electrocardiographic (ECG) evaluation should be conducted at baseline and 3-4 hours after the first dose.
The most common adverse reactions are diarrhea, dizziness, cough, vomiting, asthenia, peripheral edema, urinary tract infection, influenza, increased gamma-glutamyltransferase, and flatulence. NUEDEXTA may cause dizziness.
These are not all the risks from use of NUEDEXTA. Please refer to full Prescribing Information at www.NUEDEXTA.com.
About Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative medicines to patients with central nervous system disorders of high unmet medical need. As part of our commitment, we have extensively invested in our pipeline and are dedicated to advancing medicines that can substantially improve the lives of patients and their loved ones. For more information about Avanir, please visit www.avanir.com.
AVANIR® and NUEDEXTA® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
©2013 Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Forward Looking Statements
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements regarding Avanir's plans, potential opportunities, financial or other expectations, projections, goals objectives, milestones, strategies, market growth, timelines, legal matters, product pipeline, clinical studies, product development and the potential benefits of its commercialized products and products under development are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the risks and uncertainties associated with Avanir's operating performance and financial position, the market demand for and acceptance of Avanir's products domestically and internationally, research, development and commercialization of new products domestically and internationally, obtaining additional indications, obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals domestically and internationally, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents subsequently filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that may change and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the issuance of this press release.
Avanir Investor & Media Contact
Ian Clements, PhD
+1 (949) 389-6700
AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETSMarch 31,September 30,20132012(unaudited)(audited)ASSETSCurrent assets:Cash and cash equivalents
$ 67,859,426$ 69,778,406Restricted cash and cash equivalents
654,624652,913Trade receivables, net
428,969415,475Prepaid expenses and other current assets
2,570,0742,434,590Restricted short-term investment
-401,550Total current assets
81,192,86880,914,693Restricted long-term investments
1,303,9381,302,136Property and equipment, net
1,680,3171,808,594Non-current inventories, net
625,1961,078,009TOTAL ASSETS$ 85,710,685$ 86,011,796LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities:Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities
$ 20,734,658$ 15,598,666Current portion of note payable
7,812,0142,162,263Current portion of deferred royalty revenues
2,557,4642,557,464Total current liabilities
31,104,13620,318,393Accrued expenses and other liabilities, net of current portion
21,325,05526,698,263Deferred royalty revenues, net of current portion
53,619,47849,174,689Total stockholders' equity
32,091,20736,837,107TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY$ 85,710,685$ 86,011,796 AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.CONDENSED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONSThree Months Ended March 31,Six Months Ended March 31,2013201220132012REVENUESNet product sales
9,141,873$ 31,414,321$ 14,630,636Revenues from royalties
899,129898,5152,525,1392,574,635Revenue from research grant services
17,434,18810,040,38833,954,46017,205,271OPERATING EXPENSESCost of product sales
933,426534,3451,771,555844,148Cost of research grant services
69,090-78,488-Research and development
8,874,2986,395,15515,522,38910,139,670Selling and marketing
16,061,40814,814,01329,583,82728,596,850General and administrative
6,978,6845,346,99113,517,08710,639,173Total operating expenses
32,916,90627,090,50460,473,34650,219,841Loss from operations(15,482,718)(17,050,116)(26,518,886)(33,014,570)OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)Interest income
197751974,081Loss before provision for income taxes(16,526,701)(17,042,159)(28,602,783)(32,988,316)Provision for income taxesNet loss and comprehensive loss$ (16,526,701)$ (17,042,159)$ (28,602,783)$ (32,988,316)Basic and diluted net loss per share$
(0.25)Basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding
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