AMAG Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of Feraheme® (ferumoxytol) Injection for intravenous (IV) use to treat iron deficiency anemia (IDA), today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.
“Since joining AMAG, I have been focusing on our two key financial growth drivers. First, is to ensure that Feraheme reaches its full commercial potential and second, to add complimentary products to our portfolio. I am confident that success on these two fronts will create significant value for AMAG shareholders,” commented William Heiden, president and chief executive officer of AMAG. “With another strong quarter of growing Feraheme revenues and continued aggressive operating expense management under our belt, I believe that our core business is sound and we are indeed ready to add additional products to our portfolio, leveraging our commercial footprint and driving us to profitability.”
Total revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were $31.0 million, as compared to $15.4 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, AMAG reported total revenues of $46.5 million, as compared to revenues of $28.8 million for the same period in 2011. The change in total revenues in 2012 versus the comparable 2011 periods was due to increased physician demand for Feraheme and the recognition of a $15 million milestone associated with European regulatory approval of ferumoxytol in the second quarter of 2012. Revenues in the three- and six-months ended June 30, 2012 were favorably impacted by a reduction of reserves for product returns of $0.6 million and $1.1 million, respectively.
Total operating costs and expenses for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were $27.1 million, as compared to $35.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. Total operating costs and expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $55.3 million, as compared to $71.8 million for the same period in 2011. The decreases in total operating costs and expenses in the 2012 periods were due to decreased research and development costs associated with the company’s global iron deficiency anemia (IDA) registrational program and decreased selling, general and administrative expenses as the company realized the benefits of its streamlined cost structure.
The company reported net income of $3.3 million, or $0.16 per basic and $0.15 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, as compared to a net loss of $19.6 million, or a loss of $0.92 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011. AMAG reported a net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2012 of $9.1 million, or a loss of $0.43 per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $41.9 million, or a loss of $1.98 per basic and diluted share for the same period in 2011.
As of June 30, 2012, the company’s cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled approximately $207 million. The $15 million dollar milestone payment from Takeda was recognized as revenue in the second quarter of 2012; however, the payment was received in July 2012 and is therefore not included in the June 30, 2012 cash balance.
“During the second quarter, we also took important actions that led to multiple one-time items in our financial statements,” said Frank E. Thomas, executive vice president and chief operating officer of AMAG. “From de-risking our investment portfolio through the liquidation of our remaining auction rate securities, to streamlining our cost structure and taking the steps necessary to move to a completely outsourced manufacturing model, we believe these actions will strengthen our business and lead to more predictable operating margins in future periods.”
The company is updating its 2012 financial guidance. AMAG now expects:
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will host a conference call and webcast with slides today at 8:00 a.m. ET. To access the conference call via telephone, dial 877-412-6083 from the United States or 702-495-1202 for international access. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available from approximately 10:00 a.m. ET on July 26 until midnight July 28. To access the replay, dial 855-859-2056 from the United States or 404-537-3406 for international access. The passcode for the live call and the telephone replay is 10874179.
A live webcast of the conference call and accompanying slides will be accessible through the Investors section of the Company’s website at beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET. Following the conference call, the webcast replay will be available at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET and will be archived on the AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. website until midnight August 26, 2012.
In the United States, Feraheme® (ferumoxytol) Injection for Intravenous (IV) use is indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. received marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 30, 2009 and was commercially launched by AMAG in the U.S. shortly thereafter. Ferumoxytolreceived marketing approval in Canada in December 2011 and in the European Union in June 2012. For additional product information, please visit .
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. Any statements contained herein which do not describe historical facts, including but not limited to, our intention to divest our manufacturing facility and reduce our workforce by 45 positions, our expectation to submit a supplemental new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by the end of 2012, our belief that we are ready to add additional products to our portfolio, and our belief that our recent initiatives will strengthen our business and lead to more predictable operating margins in future periods, are forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements.
Such risks and uncertainties include: (1) uncertainties regarding our and Takeda’s ability to successfully compete in the intravenous iron replacement market both in the U.S. and outside the U.S., (2) uncertainties regarding our ability to successfully and timely complete our clinical development programs and obtain regulatory approval for Feraheme in the broader IDA indication and in territories outside of the U.S., including the European Union, (3) the fact that significant safety or drug interaction problems could arise with respect to Feraheme, (4) uncertainties regarding our ability to manufacture Feraheme, (5) uncertainties relating to our patents and proprietary rights, (6) uncertainty regarding our ability to acquire additional products for our portfolio, and (7) other risks identified in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.
We disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements to reflect any change in expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.