Neos Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
– Company announces reduction in force to streamline costs and accelerate the path to profitability, particularly in light of the business impact from the COVID-19 pandemic –
– Company to host conference call today at
“Since late 2018, we have been steadfast in taking action to better position Neos for long-term profitability and growth. Today, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to reduce headcount across the organization to streamline costs and further strengthen our long-term outlook as we adjust to a rapidly changing economic environment and the recent impact on our business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe this decision will ensure and accelerate our path to profitability, enable further investment in our pipeline candidate, NT0502, for the treatment of sialorrhea and strengthen our ability to acquire on-market product opportunities to leverage our commercial organization. We acknowledge this decision impacts many talented employees, and I would like to personally thank them for their contributions to Neos and their dedication to the patients we serve,” said
The reduction in force announced today, affects approximately 50 employees, or 25 percent of the Company’s workforce. Following these changes, the Company will have approximately 45 (of the previous 75) sales territories, which represent approximately 80 percent of its current prescriber base for its Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) business. The Company plans to deploy alternative sales and marketing efforts toward many of the remaining 20 percent of current prescribers.
ADHD Commercial Franchise
- Increased net revenue per pack by over 21 percent year-over-year: Neos reported growth in net revenue per pack for its two core commercial ADHD products, Adzenys XR-ODT® and Cotempla XR-ODT®, for the three months ended
March 31, 2020compared to the same period in 2019. Blended net revenue per pack for the first quarter of 2020 was $128compared to $106for the first quarter of 2019, an increase of nearly 21 percent. These results reflect the continued execution of the Company’s strategic shift in its ADHD business towards more profitable business channels and market segments.
- Neos RxConnect patient support program continued to expand and is expected to reach 1,000 participating pharmacies in 2Q 2020: During the first quarter of 2020, the Company continued to substantially expand the number of participating pharmacies in the Neos RxConnect network. As of
May 1, 2020, the network included approximately 800 pharmacies, compared to approximately 500 as of the end of 2019. In addition, the Company has come to an agreement with another large, regional grocery store chain that will increase the number of participating pharmacies to greater than 1,000 by the end of the second quarter of 2020. The Company believes the Neos RxConnect patient support program will continue to play an increasingly important role in the growth of the Company’s ADHD business by providing affordable and predicable access to Neos ADHD medications to patients while eliminating many of the hassles that deter health care providers from prescribing medications that they consider most appropriate for their patients.
- Announced issuance of new
U.S.Methods of Use Patent for N-desethyloxybutynin: The Company announced in April 2020that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S.Patent No. 10,610,507, which is directed to methods of treating sialorrhea by administering N-desethyloxybutynin, the active pharmaceutical ingredient in NT0502. NT0502 is currently in clinical development for the treatment of sialorrhea in patients with neurological conditions. The patent, licensed to Neos Therapeutics, is not expected to expire before November 2032.
- NT0502 Phase 1 single ascending and multiple ascending dose trial to begin in second half of 2020: The Company plans to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial for NT0502, for the treatment of sialorrhea in patients with neurological conditions, in the second half of 2020. The multi-part study will include single ascending and multiple ascending dose cohorts.
Financial Highlights and Select First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
- For the first quarter of 2020, net loss was
$8.0 million, compared to $7.6 millionin the first quarter of 2019.
- Total product revenues were
$14.5 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $14.6 millionfor the same period in 2019.
|Q1 2020||Q1 2019|
- Gross profit was
$8.1 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to a gross profit of $8.2 millionfor the same period in 2019.
- Research and development expenses were
$2.0 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $3.2 millionfor the same period in 2019.
- Selling and marketing expenses were
$7.6 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $7.1 millionfor the same period in 2019.
- General and administrative expenses were
$4.4 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $3.8 millionfor the same period in 2019.
March 31, 2020, the Company held $31.9 millionin cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments.
May 6, 2020the Company announced that it had amended its debt facility with Deerfield to defer $5.0 millionof the $15.0 millionof principal due to Deerfield on May 11, 2020. The Company will instead pay the $5.0 millionover eight equal monthly installments beginning on September 11, 2020and ending on April 11, 2021.
Conference Call Details
Neos management will host a conference call and live audio webcast to discuss these results and provide a company update at
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company, including statements about the Company’s strategy, future operations, commercial products, clinical development of its therapeutic candidates, plans for potential future product candidates, financial condition and outlook, and other statements containing the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “suggest,” “target,” “potential,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “continue,” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: the impact of COVID-19 on prescriptions for the Company’s products and on the Company’s business, revenues, results of operations and financial condition, the net sales, profitability, and growth of the Company’s commercial products, the Company’s future expansion of the Neos RxConnect network; the status, timing, costs, results and interpretation of the Company’s clinical trials or any future trials, including whether the Company will initiate a Phase 1 ascending dose study of NT0502 in the second half of 2020; the uncertainties inherent in conducting clinical trials; expectations for regulatory interactions, submissions and approvals; the financial condition and outlook for the Company, including whether the Company will continue to make progress towards its goal of achieving operational profitability; availability of funding sufficient for the Company’s foreseeable and unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements; uncertainties related to the Company’s intellectual property, including the expected expiration of the methods of use patent for N-desethyloxybutynin; other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of the Company’s commercial products or therapeutic candidates; and other factors discussed in the Risk Factors set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||27,858||$||16,830|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances for chargebacks and cash discounts of
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||2,904||4,092|
|Total current assets||65,754||66,559|
|Property and equipment, net||7,014||7,345|
|Operating lease right-of-use assets||2,920||3,044|
|Intangible assets, net||12,139||12,543|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT|
|Current portion of operating lease liabilities||707||681|
|Short-term line of credit||8,569||—|
|Current portion of long-term debt||15,534||15,836|
|Total current liabilities||68,399||63,355|
|Long-term debt, net of current portion||29,422||29,099|
|Operating lease liabilities||3,067||3,254|
|Other long-term liabilities||154||160|
|Total long-term liabilities||33,874||33,648|
|Stockholders' (Deficit) Equity:|
|Additional paid-in capital||328,956||328,056|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||1||1|
|Total stockholders' deficit||(13,180||)||(6,130||)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit||$||89,093||$||90,873|
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
|Three Months Ended|
|Net product sales||$||14,493||$||14,634|
|Cost of goods sold||6,389||6,396|
|Research and development expenses||2,035||3,197|
|Selling and marketing expenses||7,592||7,069|
|General and administrative expenses||4,365||3,793|
|Loss from operations||(5,888||)||(5,821||)|
|Other (expense) income, net||(25||)||336|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted||49,736,125||49,703,563|
|Net loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted||$||(0.16||)||$||(0.15||)|
Chief Financial Officer
Stern Investor Relations, Inc.
Source: Neos Therapeutics, Inc.