Amicus Therapeutics Announces First Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Corporate Updates
- Galafold 1Q2020 Revenue of $60.5 Million Reflects Continued Strong Adoption in All Key Global Regions, On Track to Achieve 2020 Revenue Guidance of $250M-$260M
- AT-GAA in Late-Onset Pompe Disease Granted Rolling BLA Submission by U.S. FDA
- CLN3 Batten Disease Gene Therapy Granted Fast Track Designation by U.S. FDA
- Infantile-Onset Pompe Disease Expanded Access Program Underway
- Cash Runway Now Well into 2H2022
- Conference Call and Webcast Today at 8:30 a.m. ET
CRANBURY, N.J., May 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD), a global, patient-dedicated biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering novel medicines for rare diseases, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The Company also summarized recent program updates and reiterated its full-year 2020 guidance.
- Global revenue for Galafold® (migalastat) in the first quarter of 2020 was $60.5M and continues to track toward full-year 2020 revenue guidance of $250 million to $260 million. First quarter revenue represented a year-over-year increase of 78% from total revenue of $34.0 million in the first quarter of 2019. On a constant currency basis, first quarter 2020 total revenue was $61.4 million, representing operational revenue growth measured at constant currency exchange rates of 81%, which was offset by a negative currency impact of $0.9 million, or 3%.
- First quarter revenue represents the continued performance across the global business, including new patient starts from switch and naïve patients throughout the quarter in all major regions, including those hardest hit by COVID-19. Performance driven largely by strong patient demand with a minimal contribution from ordering patterns as healthcare organizations in some countries adjusted to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Global compliance and adherence rates continue to exceed 90%.
- Global supply chain for Galafoldmaintains continuous supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. With sufficient inventory on hand and product effectively moving down the supply chain into individual countries, Amicus continues to fulfill the needs of Fabry patients without interruption. The company expects to be able to continuously supply this oral precision medicine in all global geographies for any and all people living with Fabry disease who have an amenable variant throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
- Manufacturing and supply of AT-GAA remain intact globally. Amicus maintains focus on providing a continuous supply of AT-GAA to all patients and continues to coordinate drug delivery per a site-by-site basis in order to address the needs of each patient. The Company has a high degree of confidence that there is ample supply of AT-GAA to support all ongoing clinical studies in the Pompe program, including the Phase 3 PROPEL study, which continues to track towards completing on schedule.
Research and Development
- Global Phase 3 PROPEL clinical study of AT-GAA in late-onset Pompe disease remains on track for top line data in 1H21. To date, 97% out of the 2,250 planned infusions for the ongoing PROPEL study have been completed on schedule. Process performance qualification (PPQ) runs have been successfully completed for the drug substance with key strategic partner, WuXi Biologics, and will serve as the foundation for the Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control (CMC) module for a biologics license application (BLA) submission. The Company plans to initiate a rolling BLA for AT-GAA in the second half of 2020, completing final submission in the first half of 2021.
- Expanded Access Program for infantile-onset Pompe patients underway. Amicus has initiated an expanded access program for its investigational medicine AT-GAA for young children living with infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD).
- Plan to advance regulatory discussions to finalize clinical and regulatory path in both CLN6 and CLN3 this year. Additional data in the CLN6 Phase 1/2 study, as well as, initial CLN3 Phase 1/2 data expected later this year.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation to the CLN3 Batten disease gene therapy, AT-GTX-502, for the treatment of pediatric patients less than 18 years of age. The Fast Track program facilitates the development and accelerates the review of new drugs for serious conditions, which have the potential to address unmet medical needs. A drug development program with Fast Track designation is afforded greater access to the FDA for the purpose of expediting the drug's development, review and potential approval.
- Additional preclinical gene therapy data expected across multiple programs in industry leading gene therapy portfolio. As previously announced, one oral presentation and two posters accepted at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy 23rd Annual Meeting being held virtually on May 12–15.
- Cash runway now extended to well into 2H2022. Amicus continues to carefully manage expenses and investments, while executing on the Galafold launch and advancing development programs. Extension of the cash runway will be achieved through continued careful expense management, prioritization of very early stage research programs and more measured capital expenditures.
- First quarter non-GAAP operating expense on track for full-year guidance. First quarter operating expenses driven by the timing of charges related to payments of the process performance qualification runs of AT-GAA and initiation of the tech transfer to our gene therapy contract manufacturing partners. Non-GAAP operating expense to decline throughout 2020 on path to achieving the 2020 non-GAAP operating expense guidance of $410 million to $420 million.
2020 Key Strategic Priorities
- Achieve $250 million to $260 million of global product revenue for Galafold
- Complete Pompe Phase 3 PROPEL study, enroll pediatric studies and advance manufacturing to support 2021 BLA and MAA
- Advance clinical development, manufacturing and regulatory discussions for CLN6 and CLN3 Batten programs
- Progress Pompe gene therapy towards Investigational New Drug (IND) application and disclose up to two additional IND candidates
- Maintain strong financial position
John F. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. stated, “During the first quarter, we have made tremendous progress advancing our mission for patients. Following success in the first quarter, we are on track and well-capitalized to achieve our 2020 key strategic priorities including our global Fabry launch, Pompe late-stage development program, and advancing our industry-leading gene therapy pipeline. In addition, we have taken steps to prioritize our spend and now see our cash runway lasting well into the second half of 2022. Through these efforts, we remain strongly positioned to achieve our vision of delivering groundbreaking new medicines and hopefully, one day, cures for people living with rare diseases.”
First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
- Total revenue in the first quarter 2020 was $60.5 million, a year-over-year increase of 78% from total revenue of $34.0 million in the first quarter of 2019. On a constant currency basis, first quarter 2020 total revenue was $61.4 million, representing operational revenue growth measured at constant currency exchange rates of 81%, which was offset by a negative currency impact of $0.9 million, or 3%.
- Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities totaled $338.9 million at March 31, 2020, compared to $452.7 million at December 31, 2019.
- Total GAAP operating expenses of $132.0 million for the first quarter 2020 increased as compared to $111.3 million for the first quarter 2019, reflecting continued investments in the Galafold launch, Pompe program, and gene therapy pipeline.
- Total non-GAAP operating expenses of $116.7 million for the first quarter of 2020 increased as compared to $96.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, reflecting continued investments in the Galafold launch, Pompe clinical study program, and gene therapy pipeline. First quarter non-GAAP operating expense on track for full-year guidance. Non-GAAP operating expense to decline throughout 2020 on path to achieving the 2020 expense guidance of $410 million to $420 million.1
- Net loss was $88.9 million, or $0.35 per share, compared to a net loss of $120.3 million, or $0.56 per share, for the first quarter 2019.
1 Full reconciliation of GAAP results to the Company’s non-GAAP adjusted measures for all reporting periods appear in the tables to this press release.
2020 Financial Guidance
- For the full-year 2020, the Company anticipates total Galafold revenue of $250 million to $260 million based on the average exchange rates for 2019.
- Non-GAAP operating expense guidance for the full-year 2020 is $410 million to $420 million, driven by continued investment in the global Galafold launch, AT-GAA clinical studies, and advancing our gene therapy pipeline.2
- Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities totaled $338.9 million at March 31, 2020. The current cash position is anticipated to fund ongoing operations now well into 2H2022.
2 A reconciliation of the differences between the non-GAAP expectation and the corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable effort due to high variability, complexity and low visibility as to the items that would be excluded from the GAAP measure.
Anticipated 2020 Milestones by Program
Galafold (migalastat) Oral Precision Medicine for Fabry Disease
- On track to meet full-year 2020 revenue guidance range of $250 million to $260 million
- Continued geographic expansion
- Registry and other Phase 4 supportive studies underway
AT-GAA for Pompe Disease
- Plans to initiate a Rolling Biologics License Application (BLA) for AT-GAA in 2020, with addition of complete clinical results for PROPEL in 1H2021 to support full approval
- Retrospective natural history study data in approximately 100 enzyme replacement therapy treated Pompe patients
- Additional supportive studies, including an open-label study in 12- to <18-year-old patients
Gene Therapy Portfolio
- Report further safety and efficacy data in the CLN6 Batten disease Phase 1/2 study and advance regulatory discussions to finalize clinical and regulatory path
- Report initial data from the CLN3 Batten disease Phase 1/2 study and advance regulatory discussions to finalize clinical and regulatory path
- Continue IND-enabling toxicology work in Pompe disease and progress towards IND
- Additional preclinical data expected across multiple programs with disclosure of up to two additional IND candidates
- Manufacturing advancements across portfolio
Conference Call and Webcast
Amicus Therapeutics will host a conference call and audio webcast today, May 7, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the first quarter 2020 financial results and corporate updates. Interested participants and investors may access the conference call by dialing 877-303-5859 (U.S./Canada) or 678-224-7784 (international), conference ID: 1287896.
A live audio webcast and related presentation materials can also be accessed via the Investors section of the Amicus Therapeutics corporate website at ir.amicusrx.com. Web participants are encouraged to register on the website 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available for seven days beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on May 7, 2020. Access numbers for this replay are 855-859-2056 (U.S./Canada) and 404-537-3406 (international); conference ID: 1287896.
Galafold® (migalastat) 123 mg capsules is an oral pharmacological chaperone of alpha-Galactosidase A (alpha-Gal A) for the treatment of Fabry disease in adults who have amenable GLA variants. In these patients, Galafold works by stabilizing the body’s own dysfunctional enzyme so that it can clear the accumulation of disease substrate. Globally, Amicus Therapeutics estimates that approximately 35 to 50 percent of Fabry patients may have amenable GLA variants, though amenability rates within this range vary by geography. Galafold is approved in over 40 countries around the world, including the U.S., EU, Japan and others.
U. S. INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Galafold is indicated for the treatment of adults with a confirmed diagnosis of Fabry disease and an amenable galactosidase alpha gene (GLA) variant based on in vitro assay data.
This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on reduction in kidney interstitial capillary cell globotriaosylceramide (KIC GL-3) substrate. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.
U.S. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
The most common adverse reactions reported with Galafold (≥10%) were headache, nasopharyngitis, urinary tract infection, nausea and pyrexia.
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
There is insufficient clinical data on Galafold use in pregnant women to inform a drug-associated risk for major birth defects and miscarriage. Advise women of the potential risk to a fetus.
It is not known if Galafold is present in human milk. Therefore, the developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for Galafold and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from Galafold or from the underlying maternal condition.
Galafold is not recommended for use in patients with severe renal impairment or end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.
The safety and effectiveness of Galafold have not been established in pediatric patients.
To report Suspected Adverse Reactions, contact Amicus Therapeutics at 1-877-4AMICUS or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
For additional information about Galafold, including the full U.S. Prescribing Information, please visit https://www.amicusrx.com/pi/Galafold.pdf.
EU Important Safety Information
Treatment with Galafold should be initiated and supervised by specialists experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of Fabry disease. Galafold is not recommended for use in patients with a nonamenable mutation.
- Galafold is not intended for concomitant use with enzyme replacement therapy.
- Galafold is not recommended for use in patients with Fabry disease who have severe renal impairment (<30 mL/min/1.73 m2). The safety and efficacy of Galafold in children 0–15 years of age have not yet been established.
- No dosage adjustments are required in patients with hepatic impairment or in the elderly population.
- There is very limited experience with the use of this medicine in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, do not take this medicine until you have checked with your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.
- While taking Galafold, effective birth control should be used. It is not known whether Galafold is excreted in human milk.
- Contraindications to Galafold include hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in the PRESCRIBING INFORMATION.
- It is advised to periodically monitor renal function, echocardiographic parameters and biochemical markers (every 6 months) in patients initiated on Galafold or switched to Galafold.
- OVERDOSE: General medical care is recommended in the case of Galafold overdose.
- The most common adverse reaction reported was headache, which was experienced by approximately 10% of patients who received Galafold. For a complete list of adverse reactions, please review the SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS.
- Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For further important safety information for Galafold, including posology and method of administration, special warnings, drug interactions and adverse drug reactions, please see the European SmPC for Galafold available from the EMA website at www.ema.europa.eu.
About Amicus Therapeutics
Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD) is a global, patient-dedicated biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering novel high-quality medicines for people living with rare metabolic diseases. With extraordinary patient focus, Amicus Therapeutics is committed to advancing and expanding a robust pipeline of cutting-edge, first- or best-in-class medicines for rare metabolic diseases. For more information please visit the company’s website at www.amicusrx.com, and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, this press release also contains adjusted financial measures that we believe provide investors and management with supplemental information relating to operating performance and trends that facilitate comparisons between periods and with respect to projected information. These adjusted financial measures are non-GAAP measures and should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We typically exclude certain GAAP items that management does not believe affect our basic operations and that do not meet the GAAP definition of unusual or non-recurring items. Other companies may define these measures in different ways. Full reconciliations of GAAP results to the comparable non-GAAP measures for the reported periods appear in the financial tables section of this press release. When we provide our expectation for non-GAAP operating expenses on a forward-looking basis, a reconciliation of the differences between the non-GAAP expectation and the corresponding GAAP measure generally is not available without unreasonable effort due to potentially high variability, complexity and low visibility as to the items that would be excluded from the GAAP measure in the relevant future period, such as unusual gains or losses. The variability of the excluded items may have a significant, and potentially unpredictable, impact on our future GAAP results.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to preclinical and clinical development of our product candidates, the timing and reporting of results from preclinical studies and clinical trials, the prospects and timing of the potential regulatory approval of our product candidates, commercialization plans, manufacturing and supply plans, financing plans, and the projected revenues and cash position for the Company. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by us that any of our plans will be achieved. Any or all of the forward-looking statements in this press release may turn out to be wrong and can be affected by inaccurate assumptions we might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. For example, with respect to statements regarding the goals, progress, timing, and outcomes of discussions with regulatory authorities, and in particular the potential goals, progress, timing, and results of preclinical studies and clinical trials, including as they are impacted by COVID-19 related disruption, are based on current information. The potential impact on operations from the COVID-19 pandemic is inherently unknown and cannot be predicted with confidence and may cause actual results and performance to differ materially from the statements in this release, including without limitation, because of the impact on general political and economic conditions, including as a result of efforts by governmental authorities to mitigate COVID-19, such as travel bans, shelter in place orders and third-party business closures and resource allocations, manufacturing and supply chain disruptions and limitations on patient access to commercial or clinical product. In addition to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, including, without limitation: the potential that results of clinical or preclinical studies indicate that the product candidates are unsafe or ineffective; the potential that it may be difficult to enroll patients in our clinical trials; the potential that regulatory authorities, including the FDA, EMA, and PMDA, may not grant or may delay approval for our product candidates; the potential that we may not be successful in commercializing Galafold in Europe, Japan, the US and other geographies or our other product candidates if and when approved; the potential that preclinical and clinical studies could be delayed because we identify serious side effects or other safety issues; the potential that we may not be able to manufacture or supply sufficient clinical or commercial products; and the potential that we will need additional funding to complete all of our studies and manufacturing. Further, the results of earlier preclinical studies and/or clinical trials may not be predictive of future results. Statements regarding corporate financial guidance and financial goals and the attainment of such goals. With respect to statements regarding projections of the Company's revenue and cash position, actual results may differ based on market factors and the Company's ability to execute its operational and budget plans. In addition, all forward-looking statements are subject to other risks detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and the Quarterly Report filed on Form 10-Q to be filed today. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and we undertake no obligation to revise or update this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.
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