Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2007.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals' net loss for the third quarter of 2007 was $19.4 million, compared to net income of $7.7 million for the third quarter of 2006. Net income in the quarter ended September 30, 2006 included $31.6 million of gain on extinguishment of a development financing obligation in connection with a terminated development program.

Total revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 were $21.5 million, compared to $11.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2006. The increase in total revenue resulted primarily from $7.5 million of contract revenue related to achievement of a clinical enrollment milestone in the Phase III development program of JZP-6 for fibromyalgia syndrome. Xyrem(R) net sales were $9.6 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2007, compared with $7.6 million for the same quarter of 2006. For the nine months ended September 30, 2007, total revenues increased to $49.8 million, compared to $32.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2006.

Research and development expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 were $17.0 million, compared to $14.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2006.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 were $18.1 million, compared to $12.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2006. The increase was primarily due to spending in preparation for the anticipated launch of Luvox(R) CR (fluvoxamine maleate extended release capsules), increased headcount and higher expenses to support the sales force, offset in part by lower legal fees.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals' unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities balance as of September 30, 2007 was $130.9 million. During the quarter ended September 30, 2007, net cash used in operating activities was $15.4 million.

"As our commercial organization ramps up for the anticipated commercial launch of Luvox CR in early 2008, we have also made progress in all four of our most advanced clinical development programs during the past few months," said Samuel R. Saks, M.D., Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to make important progress on our development programs for the treatment of fibromyalgia, recurrent acute repetitive seizures, restless legs syndrome and partial epilepsy."

Jazz Pharmaceuticals will host an investor conference call and live audio webcast to discuss its quarterly results on November 6, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time/2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The live webcast and press release may be accessed on Jazz Pharmaceuticals' website at http://www.JazzPharmaceuticals.com. Please connect to the website prior to the start of the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software downloads that may be necessary. An archived version of the webcast will be available through November 20, 2007. Investors may participate in the conference call by dialing 1-866-770-7120 in the U.S., or 1-617-213-8065 outside the U.S., and entering passcode 57344568. A replay of this call will be available until November 20, 2007 at 1-888-286-8010 (U.S.), or 1-617-801-6888 (international), using the passcode 41294935.

About Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing innovative products to meet unmet medical needs in neurology and psychiatry. For further information see http://www.JazzPharmaceuticals.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to the potential regulatory approval and anticipated commercial launch of Luvox CR, the initiation of additional clinical trials of Jazz Pharmaceuticals' product candidates, the continued development of Jazz Pharmaceuticals' product candidates and potential regulatory developments, and the timing of study results. These forward-looking statements inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Jazz Pharmaceuticals' actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, the risks that the FDA may not approve Luvox CR for marketing in the United States, and, if approved, when that approval will occur; risks related to the development of Jazz Pharmaceuticals' product candidates, including the risk that Jazz Pharmaceuticals may not initiate clinical trials on the timing currently anticipated or at all, or that study or clinical trial results may require Jazz Pharmaceuticals to discontinue the development of its product candidates; and risks related to the uncertain and time-consuming regulatory approval process. These and other risk factors are discussed under "Risk Factors," in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 filed by Jazz Pharmaceuticals with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 10, 2007. Jazz Pharmaceuticals undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.

SOURCE Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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