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BioMarin Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Thursday, October 27, 2011

BioMarin Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results16:00 EDT Thursday, October 27, 2011Pipeline to be Highlighted at R&D Day on December 8th; Many Key Clinical Milestones in the Coming Year Conference Call and Webcast to Be Held Today at 5:00 p.m. ETNOVATO, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights ($ in millions, except per share data, unaudited)ItemQ3 2011Q3 2010 ComparisonTotal BioMarin Revenue$113.416.0% increaseTotal Net Product Revenue$112.916.9% increaseNaglazyme Net Product Revenue$55.98.1% increaseAldurazyme BioMarin Net Product Revenue* $23.0$16.5Kuvan Net Product Revenue$30.516.4% increaseFirdapse Net Product Revenue$3.559.1% increaseGAAP Net Income (Loss)$(17.7)$217.3**GAAP Net Income (Loss) per share$(0.16) (basic and diluted)$2.13 (basic), $1.68 (diluted)Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA $4.6$18.1Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA per share$0.04 (basic and diluted)$0.18 (basic), $0.15 (diluted)   *   Net product transfer revenue had a positive $4.0 million impact on net Aldurazyme revenue to BioMarin in the third quarter of 2011 and an immaterial impact on net Aldurazyme revenue to BioMarin in the third quarter of 2010.**  During the third quarter of 2010, the company reversed its deferred tax asset valuation allowance and recorded a one-time benefit of $223.1 million.BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2011. GAAP net loss was $17.7 million ($0.16 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2011, compared to GAAP net income of $217.3 million ($1.68 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2010.  During the third quarter of 2010, the company reversed its deferred tax asset valuation allowance and recorded a one-time benefit of $223.1 million.  Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $4.6 million ($0.04 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2011, compared to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $18.1 million ($0.15 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2010.  Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA excludes depreciation and amortization, contingent consideration expense, interest income and expense, income taxes, stock compensation expense and material non-recurring items.  The reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measure is detailed in the table provided near the end of the press release.GAAP net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 was $27.1 million ($0.24 per diluted share), compared to GAAP net income of $218.0 million ($1.74 per diluted share) for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.  Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $37.5 million ($0.31 per diluted share) for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, compared to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $51.0 million ($0.43 per diluted share) for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.As of September 30, 2011, BioMarin had cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term investments totaling $370.0 million, as compared to $412.1 million at the end of June 30, 2011.  The company paid $48.5 million for the purchase of a manufacturing plant in Ireland in the third quarter of 2011."Our commercial portfolio has performed well year-to-date, generating enough cash to fund the significant investment in R&D programs," said Jean-Jacques Bienaime, Chief Executive Officer of BioMarin.  "For 2011 guidance, we are slightly raising our expectations for the bottom end of Kuvan net product revenue, total net product revenues and total BioMarin revenues.  We are also raising our expectations for 2011 R&D spend due to the acceleration of our clinical programs, including better than expected enrollment in our clinical studies.  We are focused on the successful development of our pipeline and look forward to many key clinical milestones in the coming year."Net Product Revenue (in millions)Three Months Ended September 30,Nine  Months Ended September 30,20112010$ Change% Change20112010$ Change% ChangeNaglazyme (1) $55.9$51.7$$        4.28.1%$176.8$147.5$$       29.319.9%Kuvan (2) 30.526.2$        4.316.4%86.072.1$       13.919.3%Firdapse (3) 3.52.2$        1.359.1%9.83.4$         6.4188.2%(1)  Changes in foreign currency rates, net of hedges, had a negative $0.5 million impact on Naglazyme sales in the third quarter of 2011 and positive $0.7 million impact on Naglazyme sales in the nine months ended September 30, 2011.  The number of Naglazyme patients increased 14.6 percent in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the third quarter of 2010.  Naglazyme revenues experience quarterly fluctuations due to the timing of government ordering patterns in certain countries.(2)  The quantity of commercial tablets dispensed to patients in the U.S. increased 15.0 percent in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the third quarter of 2010 and increased 2.7 percent in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the second quarter of 2011.(3)  A product for the treatment of Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) which was launched in the EU in April 2010. Three Months Ended September30, Nine Months Ended September30, 20112010$ Change% Change 20112010$ Change% Change Aldurazyme revenue reported by Genzyme (4) $       46.3 $     40.8 $       5.5 13.5%$     136.4 $    124.3 $       12.1 9.7%Royalties due from Genzyme       19.0     16.5       2.5       53.0      50.2         2.8 Incremental (previously recognized)         4.0 -       4.0         6.0      (2.0)         8.0 Total Aldurazyme net product revenues (5) $       23.0 $     16.5 $       6.5 $       59.0 $      48.2 $       10.8 (4)  Changes in foreign currency rates caused an increase to Aldurazyme sales by Genzyme of $2.0 million and $5.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively.  (5)  To the extent units shipped to third party customers by Genzyme exceeded BioMarin inventory transfers to Genzyme, BioMarin will record a decrease in net product revenue from the royalty payable to BioMarin for the amount of previously recognized product transfer revenue.  If BioMarin inventory transfers exceed units shipped to third party customers by Genzyme, BioMarin will record incremental net product transfer revenue for the period.2011 Guidance Revenue Guidance ($ in millions)Item2011 GuidancePrevious 2011 GuidanceTotal BioMarin Revenues$439 to $465$436 to $465Total Net Product Revenues$432 to $458$429 to $458Naglazyme Net Product RevenueUnchanged$225 to $240Kuvan Net Product Revenue$115 to $120$112 to $120Aldurazyme Net Product Revenue to BioMarinUnchanged$79 to $83Firdapse Net Product RevenueUnchanged$13 to $15Selected Income Statement Guidance ($ in millions)Item2011 GuidancePrevious 2011 GuidanceCost of Sales (% of Total Revenue)Unchanged18% to 20%Selling, General and Admin. ExpenseUnchanged$164 to $174Research and Development Expense$205 to $210$200 to $205Amortization and Contingent Consideration$4$2Interest IncomeUnchanged$3Income Tax Expense (Benefit)$8$14GAAP Net Income (Loss)Unchanged$(43) to $(33)Stock Compensation Expense$43$45Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA$45 to $55$49 to $59Anticipated Upcoming Milestones4Q 2011: Update on Phase II trial for PEG-PAL for PKU at R&D Day4Q 2011: IND filing for BMN-111 for Achondroplasia1Q 2012: Initiation of Phase I trial for BMN-111 for Achondroplasia2H 2012: Top-line results for Phase III trial for GALNS for MPS IVA2H 2012: Initiation of Phase III trial for PEG-PAL for PKU 2H 2012: Top-line results for Phase I/II trial for BMN-701 for Pompe disease2H 2012: Top-line results for Phase I/II trial for BMN-673 for genetically-defined cancers2H 2012: Top-line results for PKU-016 Kuvan neurocognitive study4Q 2012/1Q 2013: Market authorization application filings for GALNS for MPS IVA4Q 2012/1Q 2013: Initiation of Phase II trial for BMN-111 for Achondroplasia4Q 2013: Anticipated regulatory approval of GALNS for MPS IVAResearch and Development ProgramsBioMarin continues to make significant investments in research and development to ensure persistent growth for the company.  The current pipeline includes programs in various stages of development that are focused on treating a range of serious unmet medical needs.  BioMarin will host an R&D Day on Thursday, December 8th in New York to discuss its clinical and preclinical pipeline in detail.    Advanced Clinical ProgramsGALNS for MPS IVA: BioMarin is enrolling patients in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III study with primary endpoint of six-minute walk distance.  The study will be 24 weeks in treatment duration with treatment doses of two mg/kg/week and two mg/kg/every other week.  The company expects to enroll approximately 160 patients across 40 centers worldwide and is on track to report top-line results in the second half of 2012.  Kuvan Outcomes Study: PKU-016, a randomized, placebo-controlled, 13-week Kuvan outcomes study is ongoing.  Endpoints include clinically validated measures of neuropsychiatric symptoms and, if successful, may enable a label amendment.  The company expects to report top-line results in the second half of 2012.Firdapse: The Phase III trial for LEMS for FDA approval in the U.S. is ongoing. Mid-Stage Clinical ProgramsPEG-PAL for PKU: The company will provide an update on the Phase II study at the R&D Day in December.  The company expects to initiate a Phase III trial in the second half of 2012.Hand-Held Blood Phe Monitor: Regulatory clearance and commercial availability of the handheld blood Phe monitor are expected in the second half of 2013.Early-Stage Clinical ProgramsBMN-701 for Pompe Disease: The Phase I/II trial in Pompe patients is an open-label study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamic and clinical activity of BMN-701 administered as an intravenous infusion every two weeks at doses of 5 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg and 20 mg/kg.  The company has completed enrollment of patients in the 10 mg/kg dose cohort.  Top-line results are expected in the second half of 2012.BMN-673 (PARP inhibitor):  BioMarin has two ongoing trials for BMN-673: a Phase I/II open-label trial of once daily, orally administered BMN-673 for advanced or recurrent solid tumors and a Phase I, two-arm, open-label, dose escalation study for BMN-673 for the treatment of patients with advanced hematological malignancies.  Top-line results for both studies are expected in the second half of 2012. Preclinical ProgramsBMN-111 for Achondroplasia: BioMarin expects to file an IND in the fourth quarter of 2011 and initiate a Phase I trial in the first quarter of 2012.  BMN-111 is an analog of C-type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP), a small cyclic peptide that is a positive regulator of bone growth.  There are approximately 18,000 to 24,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe, an estimated 25 percent of which could be candidates for treatment with a product like BMN-111.Other early stage programs: BioMarin is working on multiple additional early development opportunities.Non-GAAP Financial Information and ReconciliationThe above results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010 and financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2011 are presented both as determined in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis. As used in this release, non-GAAP income is based on GAAP Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) adjusted to exclude non-cash stock compensation expense, contingent consideration expense and certain nonrecurring material items (adjusted EBITDA).  The following tables detail the reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP financial metrics:Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA(in millions)(unaudited)Three Months EndedSeptember 30, Nine Months EndedSeptember 30, Year Ending December 31, 2011NOTES2011201020112010GuidanceGAAP Net Income (Loss)$ (17.7)$217.3$ (27.1)$218.0$(43) - $(33)Interest expense, net1.72.04.34.96Income tax expense (benefit)(2.1)(221.9)6.6(220.3)8Depreciation6.04.818.713.225Amortization1.01.02.92.14EBITDA (Loss)(11.1)3.25.417.90 - 10Stock-based compensation11.610.032.627.743Gain on sale of equity investments---(0.9)-Contingent consideration(1)2.23.1(2.4)4.5-Material non-recurringConvertible debt exchange(2)1.9-1.9-2Acquisition expenses(3)-1.8-1.8-Adjusted EBITDA$4.6$18.1$37.5$51.0$45 - $55(1)Represents the changes in the fair value of contingent acquisition consideration payable for the period.(2)Represents debt conversion expense associated with the early conversion of a portion of our convertible debt in September 2011.(3)Represents transaction costs associated with the acquisition of ZyStor Therapeutics Inc., during the third quarter of 2010.BioMarin believes that this non-GAAP information is useful to investors, taken in conjunction with BioMarin's GAAP information because it provides additional information regarding the performance of BioMarin's core ongoing business, Naglazyme, Kuvan, Aldurazyme and Firdapse and development of its pipeline.  By providing information about both the overall GAAP financial performance and the non-GAAP measures that focus on continuing operations, the company believes that the additional information enhances investors' overall understanding of the company's business and prospects for the future.  Further, the company uses both the GAAP and the non-GAAP results and expectations internally for its operating, budgeting and financial planning purposes and uses the adjusted EBITDA methodology in establishing corporate goals for internal compensation programs.Diluted Earnings Per Share Calculation The calculation of GAAP diluted earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 excludes 17.4 million shares in both periods, related to the outstanding convertible debt as their impact is considered antidilutive.  The calculation of GAAP diluted earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 includes 26.3 in both periods, related to the outstanding convertible debt as their impact is considered dilutive.  Additionally, all other potentially issuable shares were considered antidilutive under the Treasury method, including stock options, restricted stock, potential future ESPP shares and shares in the Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan.The calculation of non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA earnings per share for the three months ended September 30, 2011 excludes 173,000 shares related to common stock issued to the Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan, and 17.4 million shares related to the outstanding convertible debt, as their impact is considered antidilutive. The calculation of non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 excludes 173,000 shares related to common stock issued to the Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan, and 1.4 million shares related to the outstanding convertible debt, as their impact is considered antidilutive. The calculation of the non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA earnings per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 excludes 114,000 shares related to common stock issued to the Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan as their impact is considered antidilutive.Conference Call DetailsBioMarin will host a conference call and webcast to discuss third quarter 2011 financial results today, Thursday, October 27, at 5:00 p.m. ET. This event can be accessed on the investor section of the BioMarin website at www.BMRN.com.Date: October 27, 2011Time: 5:00 p.m. ET U.S. / Canada Dial-in Number: 877.299.4454International Dial-in Number: 617.597.5447Participant Code: 74745522Replay Dial-in Number: 888.286.8010Replay International Dial-in Number: 617.801.6888Replay Code: 30903685About BioMarinBioMarin develops and commercializes innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions. The company's product portfolio comprises four approved products and multiple clinical and pre-clinical product candidates. Approved products include Naglazyme® (galsulfase) for mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI), a product wholly developed and commercialized by BioMarin; Aldurazyme® (laronidase) for mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), a product which BioMarin developed through a 50/50 joint venture with Genzyme Corporation; Kuvan® (sapropterin dihydrochloride) Tablets, for phenylketonuria (PKU), developed in partnership with Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany; and Firdapse? (amifampridine), which has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). Product candidates include GALNS (N-acetylgalactosamine 6-sulfatase), which is currently in Phase III clinical development for the treatment of MPS IVA, amifampridine phosphate (3,4-diaminopyridine phosphate), which is currently in Phase III clinical development for the treatment of LEMS in the U.S., PEG-PAL (PEGylated recombinant phenylalanine ammonia lyase), which is currently in Phase II clinical development for the treatment of PKU, BMN 701, a novel fusion protein of insulin-like growth factor 2 and acid alpha glucosidase (IGF2-GAA), which is currently in Phase I/II clinical development for the treatment of Pompe disease, and BMN 673, a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, which is currently in Phase I/II clinical development for the treatment of genetically-defined cancers. For additional information, please visit www.BMRN.com. Information on BioMarin's website is not incorporated by reference into this press release.Forward-Looking StatementThis press release contains forward-looking statements about the business prospects of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., including, without limitation, including, without limitation, statements about: the expectations of revenue and sales related to Naglazyme, Kuvan, Firdapse, and Aldurazyme; the financial performance of the BioMarin as a whole; the timing of BioMarin's clinical trials of GALNS, Firdapse, PEG-PAL, BMN-673, BMN-701 and other product candidates; the continued clinical development and commercialization of Aldurazyme, Naglazyme, Kuvan, Firdapse, and its product candidates; and actions by regulatory authorities. These forward-looking statements are predictions and involve risks and uncertainties such that actual results may differ materially from these statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: our success in the continued commercialization of Naglazyme, Kuvan, and Firdapse; Genzyme Corporation's success in continuing the commercialization of Aldurazyme; results and timing of current and planned preclinical studies and clinical trials, particularly with respect to GALNS, Firdapse, PEG-PAL, BMN 673 and BMN 701; our ability to successfully manufacture our products and product candidates; the content and timing of decisions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the European Commission and other regulatory authorities concerning each of the described products and product candidates; the market for each of these products and particularly Aldurazyme, Naglazyme, Kuvan and Firdapse; actual sales of Aldurazyme, Naglazyme Kuvan and Firdapse; Merck Serono's activities related to Kuvan; and those factors detailed in BioMarin's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the factors contained under the caption "Risk Factors" in BioMarin's 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K, and the factors contained in BioMarin's reports on Form 10-Q. Stockholders are urged not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. BioMarin is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.BioMarin®, Naglazyme®, Kuvan® and Firdapse? are registered trademarks of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.Aldurazyme® is a registered trademark of BioMarin/Genzyme LLC.BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)September 30, 2011December 31, 2010 (1)(Unaudited)ASSETSCurrent assets:Cash and cash equivalents$71,254$88,079Short-term investments153,120186,033Accounts receivable, net (allowance for doubtful accounts: $839 and $63, respectively)107,05786,576Inventory115,628109,698Other current assets39,96533,874Total current assets487,024504,260Investment in BioMarin/Genzyme LLC1,1681,082Long-term investments145,640128,171Property, plant and equipment, net266,190221,866Intangible assets, net100,780103,648Goodwill51,54353,364Long-term deferred tax assets229,172236,017Other assets13,55914,215Total assets$1,295,076$1,262,623LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS? EQUITYCurrent liabilities:Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$83,254$83,844Total current liabilities83,25483,844Convertible debt348,339377,521Other long-term liabilities88,94484,001Total liabilities520,537545,366Stockholders? equity:Common stock, $0.001 par value: 250,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010: 114,149,780 and 110,634,465 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively114111Additional paid-in capital1,175,4221,090,188Company common stock held by Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan(3,935)(1,965)Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,304188Accumulated deficit(398,366)(371,265)Total stockholders? equity774,539717,257Total liabilities and stockholders? equity$1,295,076$1,262,623(1)December 31, 2010 balances were derived from the audited consolidated financial statements.BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONSThree and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)(Unaudited)Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,2011201020112010REVENUES:    Net product revenues$112,891$96,559$331,583$271,224    Collaborative agreement revenues97130375507    Royalty and license revenues4371,0611,5542,922        Total revenues113,42597,750333,512274,653OPERATING EXPENSES:    Cost of sales (excludes amortization of developed product technology)22,44518,00362,50449,816    Research and development58,57739,366156,466105,112    Selling, general and administrative44,88038,348126,969109,625    Intangible asset amortization and contingent consideration3,0403,972286,206        Total operating expenses128,94299,689345,967270,759INCOME FROM OPERATIONS(15,517)(1,939)(12,455)3,894Equity in the loss of BioMarin/Genzyme LLC(608)(639)(1,817)(2,194)Interest income7229682,3023,193Interest expense(2,432)(3,008)(6,645)(8,072)Debt conversion expense(1,896)-(1,896)-Net gain from sale of investments---927INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES(19,731)(4,618)(20,511)(2,252)Provision for (benefit from) income taxes(2,078)(221,952)6,590(220,260)NET INCOME (LOSS)$(17,653)$217,334$(27,101)$218,008NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE, BASIC$(0.16)$2.13$(0.24)$2.14NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE, DILUTED$(0.16)$1.68$(0.24)$1.74Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic112,290102,110111,358101,660Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted112,290131,278111,358130,821STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSETotal stock-based compensation expense included in the Consolidated Statements of Operations is as follows:Three Months EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30,September 30,2011201020112010(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)Cost of sales$1,334$1,044$3,864$2,852Research and development4,3723,62112,07010,244Selling, general and administrative5,9125,29216,67314,578$11,618$9,957$32,607$27,674Contact:Investors MediaEugenia ShenBob PurcellBioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(415) 506-6570 (415) 506-3267SOURCE BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.