Alkermes Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Published: Jul 27, 2017

Second Quarter Revenues Increased 12% Year-Over-Year to $218.8 Million, GAAP Loss per Share of $0.28 and Non-GAAP Earnings per Share of $0.01

Net Sales of Proprietary Commercial Products, VIVITROL® and ARISTADA®, Increased 54% Year-Over-Year —

Rolling Submission of ALKS 5461 New Drug Application to Begin in August

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alkermes plc (NASDAQ: ALKS) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2017.

Our solid results this quarter demonstrate the continued strength of our business and commercial portfolio, driven by increasing demand for our proprietary products, VIVITROL® and ARISTADA®, which continue to grow robustly in their respective markets,” commented James Frates, Chief Financial Officer of Alkermes. “The financial underpinnings of our business are strong for today and into the future, as we focus on growing our commercial portfolio and the clinical development of our pipeline candidates. Today, we are reiterating our financial expectations for 2017 that we provided in February.”

We are executing on our strategy and making rapid progress as we continue to invest in our future growth drivers. Following a pre-NDA meeting with FDA for ALKS 5461 earlier this week, we are on track to begin the rolling submission of the ALKS 5461 New Drug Application next month and expect to complete the submission by year-end 2017. We are excited to bring this important, potential, new proprietary medicine to patients struggling with major depressive disorder,” said Richard Pops, Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes. “Alkermes is grounded in our deep commitment to the treatment of addiction and serious mental illness. We continue to advance our pipeline of late-stage product candidates and were also pleased to report positive preliminary topline data from the ALKS 3831 phase 3 antipsychotic efficacy study as well as the approval and launch of the ARISTADA two-month dose in June.”

Quarter Ended June 30, 2017 Highlights

  • Total revenues for the quarter were $218.8 million. This compared to $195.2 million for the same period in the prior year.
  • Net loss according to generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (GAAP) was $43.0 million, or a basic and diluted GAAP loss per share of $0.28, for the quarter and reflected increased investment in the company’s commercial infrastructure and higher cost of goods manufactured and sold reflecting increased manufacturing activity. This compared to GAAP net loss of $47.2 million, or a basic and diluted GAAP loss per share of $0.31, for the same period in the prior year.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $1.2 million, or a non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.01 for the quarter. This compared to non-GAAP net loss of $1.6 million, or a non-GAAP basic and diluted loss per share of $0.01, for the same period in the prior year.

Quarter Ended June 30, 2017 Financial Results

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