MannKind Corporation Reports 2010 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results
- Conference Call to Begin Today at 4:30 PM EST -
VALENCIA, Calif., Feb 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.
For the fourth quarter of 2010, total operating expenses were $32.1 million, compared to $55.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, a decrease of $23.7 million. Research and development (R&D) expenses were $24.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to $43.1 million for the same quarter in 2009, a decrease of $18.9 million. This 44% decrease was primarily due to the non-recurrence of a $12.8 million loss on disposal of fixed assets in 2009 as well as reduced costs associated with the clinical development of AFREZZA(R) after the submission of its new drug application (NDA) to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2009, partially offset by an increase in raw materials purchases. General and administrative (G&A) expenses decreased by $4.8 million to $7.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to $12.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, primarily due to reduced salary related costs.
The net loss applicable to common stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $38.3 million, or $0.33 per share based on 114.9 million weighted average shares outstanding, compared with a net loss applicable to common stockholders of $59.5 million, or $0.53 per share based on 112.9 million weighted average shares outstanding for the fourth quarter of 2009. The number of common shares outstanding at December 31, 2010 was 127,793,178.
For the year ended December 31, 2010, total operating expenses were $152.6 million, compared with $209.8 million for 2009, a decrease of $57.2 million. R&D expenses were $112.3 million in 2010, compared to $156.3 million in 2009, a decrease of $44.1 million. The 28% decrease was primarily due to the non-recurrence of the $12.8 million loss on disposal of fixed assets in 2009, decreased costs associated with the clinical development of AFREZZA and reduced salary related and other research costs as a result of a reduction in force in April 2009, partially offset by increased raw materials purchases. G&A expenses decreased by $13.1 million to $40.3 million for 2010 as compared to $53.4 million for 2009 primarily due to decreased salary related costs resulting from the April 2009 reduction in force as well as the non-recurrence of costs related to the insulin acquisition transaction with Pfizer, Inc. during the second quarter of 2009 and decreased professional fees related to market studies conducted in 2009.
The net loss applicable to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2010 was $170.6 million, or $1.50 per share based on 113.7 million weighted average shares outstanding, compared with a net loss applicable to common stockholders of $220.1 million, or $2.07 per share based on 106.5 million weighted averages shares outstanding for 2009.
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $70.4 million at December 31, 2010 and $32.5 million at December 31, 2009. In the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company issued and sold 2.1 million shares of common stock to Seaside 88, LP (Seaside) for net proceeds of $14.4 million in accordance with the Company's common stock purchase agreement with Seaside. Concurrently, with the Seaside closing, the Company issued and sold 2.1 million shares of common stock to The Mann Group, an entity controlled by the Company's principal stockholder, for a total purchase price of $16.7 million, which was paid by the cancellation of outstanding principal under the Company's $350.0 million loan agreement with The Mann Group. After taking into account the debt cancellation of $16.7 million during the fourth quarter, as of December 31, 2010, the principal amount outstanding under the loan agreement was $235.3 million, and the Company has $98.0 million of available borrowings under the loan agreement.
"The year ahead will be focused on the activities that are necessary to secure the approval of AFREZZA," said Alfred Mann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MannKind. "We are requesting guidance from the FDA in order to clarify the regulatory path for AFREZZA and we will promptly implement their recommendations as soon as possible after our requested meeting. In the meantime, we are restructuring our organization to be focused on securing the approval of AFREZZA, which today resulted in the elimination of approximately 41% of our workforce. We remain committed to our goal of making AFREZZA available for the millions of patients with diabetes."
MannKind management will host a conference call to discuss these results today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the call please dial (888) 282-0429 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (888) 282-0429 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or (415) 228-3901 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (415) 228-3901 end_of_the_skype_highlighting and use the participant passcode: MANNKIND. To listen to the call via the Internet please visit www.mannkindcorp.com. The web site replay will be available for 14 days. A telephone replay will be accessible for approximately 14 days following completion of the call by dialing (866) 445-8299 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (866) 445-8299 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or (203) 369-1142 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (203) 369-1142 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Presenting from the Company will be:
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alfred Mann
President and Chief Operating Officer Hakan Edstrom
Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Matthew Pfeffer
Corporate Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Peter Richardson
About MannKind Corporation
MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Its lead product candidate, AFREZZA(R), is in late stage clinical investigation for the treatment of adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for the control of hyperglycemia. MannKind is also evaluating an investigational cancer immunotherapy product, MKC1106-MT, in a phase 2 clinical trial. MannKind maintains a website at http://www.mannkindcorp.com to which MannKind regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional information about MannKind. Interested persons can subscribe on the MannKind website to e-mail alerts that are sent automatically when MannKind issues press releases, files its reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission or posts certain other information to the website.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the potential of AFREZZA and the Company's other products, that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intend," "will," "goal," "potential" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current expectations. 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, risks inherent in the progress, timing and results of clinical trials, difficulties or delays in seeking or obtaining regulatory approval, MannKind's ability to manage its existing cash resources or raise additional cash resources, stock price volatility and other risks detailed in MannKind's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and periodic reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. 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 MannKind undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.