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United Therapeutics Corporation Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Thursday, April 25, 2013

United Therapeutics Corporation Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

06:00 EDT Thursday, April 25, 2013

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

  • Total Revenues of $245.1 million
  • Earnings per Share of $1.24 per Basic Share or $1.19 per Diluted Share
  • Earnings Before Non-Cash Charges of $2.76 per Basic Share, or $2.65 per Diluted Share

United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

"I am pleased that our first quarter 2013 results were solid, providing a strong foundation for continued growth," said Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D., United Therapeutics' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our pipeline continues to grow, with two phase 3 trials, a new phase 1 trial of mesenchymal stem cells in PAH patients and advances in our strategic product portfolio."

Total revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 were $245.1 million, up from $204.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $62.3 million or $1.24 per basic share, compared to $70.8 million or $1.32 per basic share for the same quarter in 2012. Gross margin from sales was $213.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to $178.9 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings before non-cash charges(1) for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 were $138.6 million, compared to $114.4 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 March 31, 2013

Revenues

The table below summarizes the components of net revenues (dollars in thousands):

Three Months Ended March 31,

Percentage Change

2013

2012

Cardiopulmonary products:

Remodulin

$

114,681

$

110,546

3.7

%

Tyvaso

94,645

70,067

35.1

%

Adcirca

33,820

22,330

51.5

%

Other

1,990

1,271

56.6

%

Total net revenues

$

245,136

$

204,214

20.0

%

Revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 increased by $40.9 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.

Expenses

The table below summarizes research and development expense by major project and non-project components (dollars in thousands):

Three Months Ended March 31,

Percentage

Change

2013

2012

Project and non-project component:

Cardiopulmonary

$

26,582

$

25,577

3.9

%

Share-based compensation expense (benefit)

13,576

(1,078)

1,359.4

%

Other

10,272

9,158

12.2

%

Total research and development expense

$

50,430

$

33,657

49.8

%

 

Cardiopulmonary. The $1.0 million increase in cardiopulmonary program expense for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to the same quarter in 2012, resulted from increases in expenses incurred related to the development of our TransCon injectable prostacyclin analogues and our implantable pump program, offset partly by a decrease in expenses related to oral treprostinil.

Share-based compensation. The increase in share-based compensation of $14.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to the same quarter in 2012, resulted from the 14 percent appreciation in the price of our common stock during the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to a slight decline in our stock price during the same quarter in 2012.

The table below summarizes selling, general and administrative expense by major categories (dollars in thousands):

Three Months Ended  March 31,

Percentage Change

2013

2012

Category:

General and administrative

$

33,424

$

21,624

54.6

%

Sales and marketing

17,388

17,067

1.9

%

Share-based compensation expense

20,544

1,098

1,771.0

%

Total selling, general and administrative expense

$

71,356

$

39,789

79.3

%

 

General and administrative. The increase in general and administrative expense of $11.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 compared to the same quarter in 2012 was driven by increases in: (1) grants to unaffiliated, not-for-profit organizations that provide financial assistance to patients suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension; (2) operating expenses resulting from our corporate expansion; (3) payroll-related expenses; and (4) consulting and professional fees.

Share-based compensation. The increase in share-based compensation of $19.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to the same quarter in 2012, corresponded principally to the 14 percent increase in the price of our common stock during the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to a slight decline in our stock price during the same quarter in 2012.

Income Taxes

The provision for income taxes was $28.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to $33.2 million for the same quarter in 2012. The estimated annual effective tax rate was 34 percent as of March 31, 2013 and 2012.

2013 Revenue Guidance

We 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 Charges

Earnings 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 March 31,

2013

2012

Net income, as reported

$

62,325

$

70,760

Adjust for non-cash charges:

Interest expense

4,436

3,886

Income tax expense

28,510

33,176

License fees

?

?

Depreciation and amortization

8,165

6,648

Impairment charges

?

?

Share-based compensation expense (benefit)

35,213

(24)

Earnings before non-cash charges

$

138,649

$

114,446

Earnings before non-cash charges per share:

Basic

$

2.76

$

2.13

Diluted

$

2.65

$

2.08

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

50,209

53,631

Diluted

52,376

55,009

Conference Call

We will host a half-hour teleconference on Thursday, April 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 32040188.

This teleconference is also being webcast and can be accessed via our website at http://ir.unither.com/events.cfm.

About United Therapeutics

United 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 Information

This 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 Statements

Statements 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, including our continued growth and revenue guidance for 2013 and the prospects of our developmental pipeline. 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 CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended  March 31,

2013

2012

(Unaudited)

Revenues:

Net product sales

$

243,146

$

202,943

Other

1,990

1,271

Total revenues

245,136

204,214

Operating expenses:

Research and development

50,430

33,657

Selling, general and administrative

71,356

39,789

Cost of product sales

29,313

24,031

Total operating expenses

151,099

97,477

Operating income

94,037

106,737

Other (expense) income:

Interest income

979

1,033

Interest expense

(4,436)

(3,886)

Equity loss in affiliate

(47)

(20)

Other, net

302

72

Total other (expense) income, net

(3,202)

(2,801)

Income before income taxes

90,835

103,936

Income tax expense

(28,510)

(33,176)

Net income

$

62,325

$

70,760

Net income per common share:

Basic

$

1.24

$

1.32

Diluted

$

1.19

$

1.29

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

50,209

53,631

Diluted

52,376

55,009

 

SELECTED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA

March 31, 2013

(Unaudited, in thousands)

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities (excluding restricted amounts of $5.4 million)

$

876,765

Total assets

1,697,355

Total liabilities and common stock subject to repurchase

546,651

Total stockholders' equity

1,150,704

 

SOURCE United Therapeutics Corporation

For further information: Andrew Fisher, (202) 483-7000, Afisher@unither.com

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