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Tanox, Inc. (TNOX) Reports 2007 First Quarter Results


5/10/2007 9:46:11 AM

HOUSTON, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tanox, Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007.

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2007 were $18.6 million, compared to revenues of $9.8 million for the first quarter of 2006, and $18.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Net royalty revenue from sales of Xolair(R) (omalizumab) was $11.0 million for the first quarter of 2007, compared to net Xolair royalty revenue of $8.8 million for first quarter of 2006, and $11.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Net profit-sharing revenue was $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2007, compared to $1.0 million for the first quarter of 2006, and $2.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Tanox recorded first quarter 2007 manufacturing-rights revenue of $2.9 million versus $3.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Tanox also recorded $2.0 million in development agreement revenue in the first quarter of 2007 versus $1.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2006, mainly for reimbursement by Novartis of a portion of the development costs of a high affinity anti-IgE program.

Tanox reported net income of $531,000, or $0.01 per share, for the first quarter of 2007, compared to a net loss of $5.2 million, or $0.12 per share, for the first quarter of 2006, and net income of $4.5 million, or $0.10 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2006.

Results for the first quarter of 2007 and 2006 reflected the company's January 1, 2006 adoption of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123R (FAS 123R). During the first quarter of 2007, Tanox recorded $7.4 million of share-based compensation expense, of which $3.7 million was included in research and development expense and $3.7 million was included in general and administrative expense. Under the terms of employee and director stock option agreements, shareholder approval on January 15, 2007 of the merger with Genentech was considered a change in control which resulted in the accelerated vesting of all outstanding stock options on that date. Share- based compensation for the first quarter of 2006 was $693,000, of which $332,000 was included in research and development expense and $361,000 was included in general and administrative expense.

The impact of expensing employee stock compensation is reflected in the table below: Earnings Per Share Stock Reported Before Stock Compensation Earnings Compensation Expense Expense Per Share First Quarter 2007 $0.17 $(0.16) $0.01 First Quarter 2006 $(0.10) $(0.02) $(0.12)

Research and development costs for the first quarter of 2007 were $14.4 million, compared to $14.0 million for the first quarter of 2006, and $11.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. The increase in costs for the first quarter of 2007 was attributed primarily to employee stock compensation expense, partially offset by lower clinical trial expenses and preclinical activities.

General and administrative expenses were $5.8 million for the first quarter of 2007, compared to $2.8 million for the first quarter of 2006, and $5.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. The increase in general and administrative expenses in the first quarter of 2007 was due primarily to employee and director stock compensation expense.

About Tanox, Inc.

Tanox is a biotechnology company specializing in the development of monoclonal antibodies. The company develops innovative biotherapeutics for the treatment of immune mediated diseases, inflammation, infectious disease and cancer. Tanox's lead investigational therapy, ibalizumab (TNX-355), is a viral-entry inhibitor antibody to treat HIV/AIDS. Ibalizumab has shown significant antiviral activity in Phase 2 clinical testing. Tanox's first- approved drug, Xolair(R) (omalizumab), is the first antibody approved to treat moderate-to-severe confirmed, allergic asthma. Xolair was developed in collaboration with Genentech, Inc. and Novartis Pharma AG and is approved in over 50 countries, including the United States, Canada and the European Union. Tanox is based in Houston and has a manufacturing facility in San Diego. Additional corporate information is available at http://www.tanox.com .

TANOX, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (In thousands, except per-share data) Summary of Operations (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2007 2006 Revenues, net $18,573 $9,815 Operating expenses: Research and development 14,370 13,961 General and administrative 5,797 2,794 Total operating expenses 20,167 16,755 Loss from operations (1,594) (6,940) Other income, net 2,270 1,759 Income (loss) before income taxes 676 (5,181) Income taxes 145 --- Net income (loss) $531 $(5,181) Income (loss) per share - basic and diluted $0.01 $(0.12) Shares used in computing income (loss) per share - basic and diluted Basic 45,029 44,694 Diluted 45,431 44,694 Employee stock compensation expense included in operating expenses: Research and development $3,735 $332 General and administrative 3,668 361 Total $7,403 $693 Summary Balance Sheet Information March 31, 2007 December 31, (Unaudited) 2006 Assets: Cash, cash equivalents and investments $194,178 $185,081 Property and equipment (net) 28,141 29,227 Other assets 18,226 17,800 Total assets $240,545 $232,108 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity: Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and deferred revenue $10,171 $11,905 Stockholders' equity 230,374 220,203 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $240,545 $232,108

Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050207/TNOXLOGOPRN Photo Desk photodesk@prnewswire.comTanox, Inc.

CONTACT: Greg Guidroz of Tanox, Inc., +1-713-578-4011, orgguidroz@tanox.com



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