AMAG Pharmaceuticals Announces First Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

  • Feraheme® (ferumoxytol injection) posts strong first quarter results
  • Company implements a workforce reduction of approximately 30 percent or 140 positions, as part of a planned decrease in operating expenses
  • Conference call scheduled for 8:00 a.m. ET today

WALTHAM, Mass., May 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The company reported total revenues for the first quarter of 2020 of $68.7 million, including revenue of $44.4 million from Feraheme and revenue of $21.8 million from Makena® (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection), as well as expense reductions across the business. The company also reported an operating loss of $19.6 million and an adjusted EBITDA loss of $5.5 million in the first quarter of 2020.1

Despite strong first quarter results, AMAG’s products are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as patient visits have declined during this period. Given the planned divestiture of Intrarosa® (prasterone) and Vyleesi® (bremelanotide injection) and the impact of COVID-19, AMAG has implemented a company-wide restructuring, which will reduce the workforce by approximately 30 percent. AMAG is withdrawing its 2020 financial guidance due to the uncertainty surrounding the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are sharpening our focus on our priorities of maximizing Feraheme’s value, retaining patient access to Makena and continuing to efficiently develop innovative therapies, namely ciraparantag,” said Scott Myers, AMAG’s president and chief executive officer. “As we look to the future, it is difficult to estimate the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve seen signs of stabilization and remain confident in the underlying demand for our products; however, we cannot speculate on the subsequent speed of recovery and the overall impact on our business.”

“Based upon the extraordinary dynamics across the industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to withdraw our 2020 financial guidance,” said Ted Myles, AMAG’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer. “We remain committed to our previously stated goal of reducing total operating expenses by more than $100 million in 2020, as compared to 2019, and we are on track to achieve this objective. Furthermore, we continue to strive towards returning to profitability this year. The work force reduction that we announced today is an important step towards achieving these corporate objectives. While it was a difficult decision, we believe the organization is now the right size to support our long-term goals. We’d like to thank our colleagues who are leaving AMAG for their many contributions to our organization.”

Leadership Transition: AMAG announced in April that its Board of Directors appointed Scott Myers as AMAG’s president and chief executive officer, and a member of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Myers is a proven executive who brings nearly three decades of global pharmaceutical and medical technology experience to AMAG. Mr. Myers succeeds William Heiden who stepped down upon Mr. Myers’ appointment.

Supply Chain: At this time, all of the company’s products remain available and the supply chain has not been materially affected by COVID-19. AMAG continues to closely monitor suppliers and supply levels. The company has risk mitigation plans in place to minimize potential supply interruptions, including redundant drug substance manufacturing and inventory safety stock, and will continue to work diligently with its suppliers to maintain continuous supply as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

Regulatory: In response to the company's request to the FDA for a meeting to discuss the future of Makena, the FDA indicated that it was premature to meet at this time as it was still reviewing the matter. AMAG remains committed to working collaboratively with the FDA to maintain access to Makena for eligible pregnant women.

Clinical Trials: The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation and is having a serious impact on clinical trials globally. The AMAG-423 Phase 2b/3a clinical trial is a hospital-based trial and all sites have paused new patient enrollment. The company has had to pause initiation of new sites due to the pandemic, significantly impacting recruitment and enrollment. AMAG continues to work with the FDA to initiate the ciraparantag Phase 2b trial in healthy volunteers in the U.S. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the clinical trial sites where the company expected to conduct the trial to close.

First quarter revenue totaled $68.7 million, compared to $75.8 million for the same period in 2019. This decrease was primarily due to a decrease in sales of Makena stemming from the unfavorable FDA Advisory Committee recommendation for Makena in October 2019. These decreases were partially offset by an increase in sales of Feraheme.

  • Feraheme achieved first quarter revenue of $44.4 million, an increase of 11 percent over the same period last year. Feraheme’s average quarterly market share was 17.2 percent in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 16.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Makena first quarter revenue totaled $21.8 million, compared to $31.3 million in the first quarter of last year.
  • Intrarosa revenue in the first quarter of 2020 totaled $3.2 million, compared to $4.4 million in the same period last year.
($M) Three Months Ended March 31,
  2020 2019
Total revenues $68.7   $75.8  
Feraheme   44.4     40.0  
Makena   21.8     31.3  
Intrarosa   3.2     4.4  
Other   (0.7 )   0.1  

Operating Expenses
Total costs and expenses decreased by $105.3 million to $88.2 million in the first quarter of 2020, as compared to the first quarter of 2019. In the first quarter of last year, the company recorded $74.9 million of acquired in-process research and development (IPR&D) expense in connection with the acquisition of Perosphere Pharmaceuticals for the development asset, ciraparantag. Also recorded in the first quarter of last year was a one-time restructuring charge of $7.4 million related to combining the company's maternal health and women's health sales forces in February 2019.

  • Cost of products sales in the first quarter of 2020 increased by $5.9 million, as compared with the first quarter of last year, driven by an increase in amortization expense associated with the Makena, Intrarosa and Vyleesi intangible assets.
  • Research and development (R&D) expenses totaled $11.2 million, compared to $18.1 million in the first quarter of last year. This decrease was primarily related to lower costs for Vyleesi following its FDA approval in June 2019.
  • Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses decreased by approximately $22.0 million, or 29 percent, in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.
($M) Three Months Ended March 31,
  2020 2019
Amortization of intangible assets   $9.8     $3.9  
Direct cost of product sales   14.5     14.5  
Total cost of product sales   24.3     18.4  
Research and development expenses   11.2     18.1  
Acquired in-process research and development       74.9  
Selling, general and administrative expenses   52.7     74.7  
Restructuring expenses       7.4  
Total costs and expenses   $88.2     $193.5  

Balance Sheet

  • As of March 31, 2020, the company’s cash and investments totaled $124.7 million.
  • Long-term debt totaled $320.0 million (representing the principal amounts outstanding of the 2022 convertible notes).

Operating Loss and Adjusted EBITDA

  • The company reported an operating loss of $19.6 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to an operating loss of $117.7 million in the same period last year.
  • The company reported a loss in adjusted EBITDA of $5.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a loss in adjusted EBITDA of $26.6 million in the same period last year.
($M) Three Months Ended March 31,
  2020 2019
Operating loss   $(19.6 )   $(117.7 )
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA1   $(5.5 )   $(26.6 )

1 See reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments at the conclusion of this press release.

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will host a conference call and webcast today at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the company's first quarter 2020 financial results and recent business updates.

U.S./Canada Dial-in Number: (877) 412-6083
International Dial-in Number: (702) 495-1202
Conference ID: 4948155

Replay Dial-in Number: (855) 859-2056
Replay International Dial-in Number: (404) 537-3406
Conference ID: 4948155

A telephone replay will be available from approximately 11:00 a.m. ET on May 11, 2020 through midnight on May 18, 2020.

The webcast with slides will be accessible through the Investors section of the company’s website at A replay of the webcast will be archived on the website for 30 days.

AMAG has presented certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP costs and expenses, non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA (earnings before income taxes, depreciation and amortization) and non-GAAP diluted shares outstanding. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain amounts, expenses or income, from the corresponding financial measures determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (GAAP). Management believes this non-GAAP information is useful for investors, taken in conjunction with AMAG’s GAAP financial statements, because it provides greater transparency regarding AMAG’s operating performance. Management uses these measures, among other factors, to assess and analyze operational results and trends and to make financial and operational decisions. Non-GAAP information is not prepared under a comprehensive set of accounting rules and should only be used to supplement an understanding of AMAG’s operating results as reported under GAAP, not as a substitute for GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are unlikely to be comparable with non-GAAP information provided by other companies. The determination of the amounts that are excluded from non-GAAP financial measures is a matter of management judgment and depends upon, among other factors, the nature of the underlying expense or income amounts. Reconciliations between these non-GAAP financial measures and the most comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the tables accompanying this press release after the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

AMAG is a pharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative products to patients with unmet medical needs. The company does this by leveraging its development and commercial expertise to invest in and grow its pharmaceutical products across a range of therapeutic areas. For additional company information, please visit

This press release contains forward-looking information about AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 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, among others, statements regarding AMAG’s planned divestiture of Intrarosa and Vyleesi, expected results of and benefits from the workforce reduction, beliefs that AMAG can maximize Feraheme’s value or retain patient access to Makena, expectations regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on AMAG’s business, including signs of stabilization, beliefs about the demand for AMAG’s products, plans to reduce total operating expenses by more than $100 million in 2020 and the belief that AMAG is on track to achieve that goal, beliefs that AMAG can undertake efforts to achieve profitability for 2020, beliefs that AMAG is now the right size to support long-term goals, statements related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its general impact, potential severity, duration and spread, beliefs that AMAG’s risk mitigation plans will minimize potential supply interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, beliefs that AMAG will be able to work collaboratively with the FDA to enable continued patient access to Makena, plans to work with the FDA to initiate the ciraparantag Phase 2b trial and estimates for Feraheme’s market share are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and 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, among others, risks and uncertainties related to the scale and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on AMAG’s revenues and operations, including clinical trials, as well as COVID-19’s impact on AMAG’s business partners, healthcare providers, patients, employees and the health care industry and worldwide economies generally, risks related to efforts to streamline the business, including the workforce reduction and the planned divestiture of Intrarosa and Vyleesi, including any unintended consequences from such efforts and AMAG’s ability to successfully achieve the expected benefits of such initiatives in a timely manner, or at all, as well as those risks identified in AMAG’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, its Current Reports on Form 8-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, including for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC , which are available at the SEC’s website at Any such risks and uncertainties could materially and adversely affect AMAG’s results of operations, its profitability and its cash flows, which would, in turn, have a significant and adverse impact on AMAG’s stock price. AMAG cautions you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.

AMAG disclaims 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.

AMAG Pharmaceuticals®, the logo and designs, Feraheme® and Vyleesi® are registered trademarks of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Makena® is a registered trademark of AMAG Pharma USA, Inc. Intrarosa® is a registered trademark of Endoceutics, Inc. Any other trademarks referred to in this report are the property of their respective owners.


AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Share Count Reconciliation
(Unaudited, amounts in millions)

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2020   2019  
Weighted avg. basic and diluted shares outstanding   34.1   34.5  
Employee equity incentive awards   0.2 2 0.2 3
Non-GAAP diluted shares outstanding   34.3   34.7  

2 Employee equity incentive awards would be anti-dilutive in this period.
3 Reflects the non-GAAP dilutive impact of employee equity incentive awards.

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