Acorda Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Nov. 3, 2020 21:00 UTC
  • INBRIJA® (levodopa inhalation powder) 3Q 2020 net revenue of $5.8 million; 24% increase over 2Q 2020
  • AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) 3Q 2020 net revenue of $27.3 million; 5% increase over Q2 2020
  • $15 million FAMPYRA® milestone payment received from Biogen

ARDSLEY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACOR) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

“We are encouraged by the 24% increase in INBRIJA net sales over the second quarter, even with the challenges posed by the second wave of COVID-19. We are also pleased that coverage for INBRIJA continued to increase during the quarter, with over 96% of commercially-insured patients now having access to it,” said Ron Cohen, M.D., Acorda's President and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, AMPYRA’s performance and the milestone payment we received for FAMPYRA have further strengthened our financial position. We are also continuing our work to reduce operating costs and monetize excess capacity at our Chelsea facility, to help drive long-term value for all shareholders.”

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
For the quarter ended September 30, 2020, the Company reported INBRIJA net revenue of $5.8 million, compared to $4.9 million for the same quarter in 2019.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2020, the Company reported AMPYRA net revenue of $27.3 million compared to $39.3 million for the same quarter in 2019. As previously announced, AMPYRA lost its exclusivity in September 2018.

Research and development (R&D) expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 were $5.7 million, including $0.6 million of share-based compensation compared to $16.1 million, including $0.7 million of share-based compensation for the same quarter in 2019.

Sales, general, and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 were $39.9 million, including $1.8 million in share-based compensation compared to $48.7 million, including $2.4 million in share-based compensation for the same quarter in 2019.

The Company received a $15 million milestone payment from Biogen International GmbH under its license and collaboration agreement with Biogen, based on Biogen’s ex-U.S. net sales of FAMPYRA exceeding $100 million over the four consecutive quarters ending with the third quarter of 2020. The Company will retain approximately $14 million of the milestone payment net of the Company’s payment obligations to another party.

Change in fair value of derivative liability for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 was $4.9 million.

Provision for income taxes for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 was $1.5 million compared to a provision for income taxes of $0.02 million for the same quarter in 2019.

The Company reported GAAP net income of $7.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, or $.05 per diluted share. GAAP net loss in the same quarter of 2019 was $263.5 million, or $5.55 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 was $10.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net loss in the same quarter of 2019 was $21.9 million, or $0.46 per diluted share. This quarterly non-GAAP net loss measure, more fully described below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” excludes share-based compensation charges, non-cash interest charges on our debt, changes in the fair value of acquired contingent consideration, changes in the fair value of the derivative liability and asset impairment charges. A reconciliation of the GAAP financial results to non-GAAP financial results is included with the attached financial statements.

At September 30, 2020, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments and restricted cash of $101 million compared to $253 million at September 30, 2019. Restricted cash includes $37 million in escrow related to the 6% semi-annual interest portion of the convertible note exchange completed in December 2019. If the Company is permitted under the terms of the notes and elects to pay interest due in stock, the restricted cash will be released from escrow.

For full-year 2020, Acorda continues to expect AMPYRA net revenue to be $85 - $110 million, and operating expenses to be $170 - $180 million. The operating expense guidance is a non-GAAP projection that excludes restructuring costs and share-based compensation as more fully described below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Webcast and Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET. To participate in the Webcast/Conference call, please note there is a new pre-registration process.

A replay of the call will be available from 8:30 p.m. ET on November 3, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. ET on December 3, 2020. To access the replay, please dial (800) 585-8367 (domestic) or (416) 621-4642 (international); reference code 4177747. The archived webcast will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Acorda website at www.acorda.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes financial results prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), and also certain historical and forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures. In particular, Acorda has provided non-GAAP net loss, adjusted to exclude the items below, and has provided 2020 operating expense guidance on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP financial measures are not an alternative for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. However, the Company believes the presentation of non-GAAP net loss, when viewed in conjunction with our GAAP results, provides investors with a more meaningful understanding of our ongoing and projected operating performance because this measure excludes (i) non-cash compensation charges and benefits that are substantially dependent on changes in the market price of our common stock, (ii) non-cash interest charges related to the accounting for our outstanding convertible debt which are in excess of the actual interest expense owing on such convertible debt, as well as non-cash interest related to the FAMPYRA monetization, and acquired Biotie debt, (iii) changes in the fair value of acquired contingent consideration which do not correlate to our actual cash payment obligations in the relevant periods, (iv) asset impairment charges that are not routine to the operation of the business, (v) changes in the fair value of the derivative liability which is a non-cash charge and not related to the operation of the business, and (vi) expenses that pertain to a non-routine restructuring event. The Company believes its non-GAAP net loss measure helps indicate underlying trends in the Company's business and is important in comparing current results with prior period results and understanding projected operating performance. Also, management uses this non-GAAP financial measure to establish budgets and operational goals, and to manage the Company's business and to evaluate its performance.

In addition to non-GAAP net loss, we have provided 2020 operating expense guidance on a non-GAAP basis, as the guidance excludes restructuring costs and share-based compensation charges. Due to the forward-looking nature of this information, the amount of compensation charges needed to reconcile these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is dependent on future changes in the market price of our common stock and is not available at this time. Non-GAAP financial measures are not an alternative for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. However, the Company believes that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure, when viewed in conjunction with actual GAAP results, provides investors with a more meaningful understanding of our ongoing and projected operating performance because it excludes (i) expenses that pertain to a non-routine restructuring, and (ii) non-cash charges that are substantially dependent on changes in the market price of our common stock. We believe this non-GAAP financial measure helps indicate underlying trends in the Company’s business and is important in comparing current results with prior period results and understanding expected operating performance. Also, management uses this non-GAAP financial measure to establish budgets and operational goals, and to manage the Company's business and to evaluate its performance.

About Acorda Therapeutics
Acorda Therapeutics develops therapies to restore function and improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. INBRIJA® (levodopa inhalation powder) is approved for intermittent treatment of OFF episodes in adults with Parkinson’s disease treated with carbidopa/levodopa. INBRIJA is not to be used by patients who take or have taken a nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as phenelzine or tranylcypromine within the last two weeks. INBRIJA utilizes Acorda’s innovative ARCUS® pulmonary delivery system, a technology platform designed to deliver medication through inhalation. Acorda also markets the branded AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, regarding management's expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects should be considered forward-looking. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including: we may not be able to successfully market INBRIJA or any other products under development; the COVID-19 pandemic, including related quarantines and travel restrictions, and the potential for the illness to affect our employees or consultants or those that work for other companies we rely upon, could have a material adverse effect on our business operations or product sales; our ability to raise additional funds to finance our operations, repay outstanding indebtedness or satisfy other obligations, and our ability to control our costs or reduce planned expenditures and take other actions which are necessary for us to continue as a going concern; risks associated with complex, regulated manufacturing processes for pharmaceuticals, which could affect whether we have sufficient commercial supply of INBRIJA to meet market demand; third party payers (including governmental agencies) may not reimburse for the use of INBRIJA or our other products at acceptable rates or at all and may impose restrictive prior authorization requirements that limit or block prescriptions; competition for INBRIJA, AMPYRA and other products we may develop and market in the future, including increasing competition and accompanying loss of revenues in the U.S. from generic versions of AMPYRA (dalfampridine) following our loss of patent exclusivity; the ability to realize the benefits anticipated from acquisitions, among other reasons because acquired development programs are generally subject to all the risks inherent in the drug development process and our knowledge of the risks specifically relevant to acquired programs generally improves over time; the risk of unfavorable results from future studies of INBRIJA (levodopa inhalation powder) or from our other research and development programs, or any other acquired or in-licensed programs ; the occurrence of adverse safety events with our products; the outcome (by judgment or settlement) and costs of legal, administrative or regulatory proceedings, investigations or inspections, including, without limitation, collective, representative or class action litigation; failure to protect our intellectual property, to defend against the intellectual property claims of others or to obtain third party intellectual property licenses needed for the commercialization of our products; and failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in adverse action by regulatory agencies.

These and other risks are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We may not actually achieve the goals or plans described in our forward-looking statements, and investors should not place undue reliance on these statements. Forward-looking statements made in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

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Contacts

Tierney Saccavino
(917) 783-0251
tsaccavino@acorda.com

Source: Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

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