Amicus Therapeutics Announces Full-Year 2019 Financial Results and 2020 Corporate Updates

CRANBURY, N.J., March 02, 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 full-year ended December 31, 2019. The Company also summarized recent program updates and reiterated its full-year 2020 guidance.

Corporate Highlights for Full-Year 2019 and Year-to-Date 2020

  • Galafold® (migalastat), the first oral treatment option for people living with Fabry and who have an amenable variant, revenue grew from $91.2 million in full-year 2018 to $182.2 million in full-year 2019, exceeding the high end of the full-year 2019 guidance range of $170 million to $180 million. Over the course of 2019, Amicus received key marketing authorizations around the globe, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Taiwan.
  • Global Phase 3 PROPEL clinical trial of AT-GAA in late-onset Pompe disease exceeded enrollment and inventory build remains on track. As previously announced, 59 clinical sites enrolled 123 participants globally in the Phase 3 PROPEL study. Process performance qualification (PPQ) runs nearing successful completion 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 apply for and initiate a rolling BLA for AT-GAA, completing final submission in the first half of 2021.
  • Focus on an Expanded Access Program for infantile-onset Pompe patients. Amicus intends to offer an expanded access program for infantile-onset patients.
  • Presented positive interim results in ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical study for CLN6 Batten disease. Data on motor, language, seizure and vision sub scores suggest stabilization of these individual components in most patients, in particular those children treated at a younger age.
  • Amicus continues to carefully manage expenses and investments, while executing on the Galafold launch and advancing development programs. The current cash position is expected to fund ongoing operations well into 2022.

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 IND 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, “Amicus has made great strides in our continued evolution as a leading global rare disease biotechnology company. We are on track and well-capitalized to achieve all our 2020 key strategic priorities including our global Fabry launch, Pompe late-stage development program, and gene therapy pipeline. With a very successful, commercial product in Fabry disease, a late stage program with Breakthrough Therapy Designation in late onset Pompe disease and 14 gene therapy programs for rare diseases in development, including two in the clinic, we are now, strongly positioned to achieve our vision of delivering groundbreaking new medicines and hopefully one day cures for people living with rare metabolic diseases.”

Full-Year 2019 Financial Results

  • Total revenue in the full-year 2019 was $182.2 million, an increase from total revenue of $91.2 million in the full-year 2018.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities totaled $452.7 million at December 31, 2019, compared to $504.2 million at December 31, 2018.
  • Total GAAP operating expenses were $464.3 million for the full-year 2019, compared to $405.6 million in the full-year 2018. Operating expenses reflecting increased investments in the Galafold launch, Pompe program, and gene therapy pipeline.
  • Total non-GAAP operating expenses of $411.8 million for the full-year 2019 increased as compared to $268.8 million for the full-year 2018, reflecting continued investments in the Galafold launch, Pompe program, and gene therapy pipeline. Non-GAAP operating expenses came in at the lower end of the guidance range of $410 million to $420 million. 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.
  • Net loss was $356.4 million, or $1.48 per share, compared to a net loss of $349.0 million, or $1.88 per share, for the full-year 2018.

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. 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.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities totaled $452.7 million at December 31, 2019. The current cash position is anticipated to fund ongoing operations well into 2022.

Anticipated 2020 Milestones by Program

Amicus previously announced 2020 program milestones in early January 2020. All anticipated milestones remain on track as follows:

Galafold (migalastat) Oral Precision Medicine for Fabry Disease

  • On track to meet full-year 2020 revenue guidance range of $250 million to $260 million
  • Registry and other Phase 4 supportive studies underway

AT-GAA for Pompe Disease

  • Plans to apply for and initiate a Rolling Biologics License Application (BLA) for AT-GAA in 2020, with addition of full clinical results in 1H2021 to support full approval under Fast Track Designation
  • Retrospective natural history study data in approximately 100 ERT-treated Pompe patients
  • Additional supportive studies, including an open-label study in 12 to 18-year-old patients

Gene Therapy Portfolio

  • Dose additional patients in CLN6 Phase 1/2 study and plan to advance regulatory discussions to finalize clinical and regulatory path
  • Initiate long-term follow-up of initial participants in the CLN6 Phase 1/2 study in 1H2020 to obtain long-term safety and efficacy data
  • Plan to advance regulatory discussions to finalize clinical and regulatory path in CLN3
  • Report initial data on patients enrolled in CLN3 Phase 1/2 study
  • Complete IND-enabling toxicology work in Pompe disease and progress towards IND
  • Additional preclinical data expected in multiple programs
  • Disclose 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, March 2, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the full-year 2019 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: 2782337.

A live audio webcast can also be accessed via the Investors section of the Amicus Therapeutics corporate website at, and will be archived for 30 days. 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 March 2, 2020. Access numbers for this replay are 855-859-2056 (U.S./Canada) and 404-537-3406 (international); conference ID: 2782337.

About Galafold 
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, U.K, 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

Adverse Reactions
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

For additional information about Galafold, including the full U.S. Prescribing Information, please visit

E.U. and U.K. 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

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, 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
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, 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. 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 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.


Andrew Faughnan
Director, Investor Relations
(609) 662-3809

Christopher Byrne
Executive Director, Corporate Communications
(609) 662-2798


TABLE 1                                                      

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

  Years Ended December 31,
  2019   2018   2017
Net product sales $ 182,237     $ 91,245     $ 36,930  
Cost of goods sold 21,963     14,404     6,236  
Gross profit 160,274     76,841     30,694  
Operating expenses:          
Research and development 286,378     270,902     149,310  
Selling, general, and administrative 169,861     127,200     88,671  
Changes in fair value of contingent consideration payable 3,297     3,300     (234,322 )
Loss on impairment of assets         465,427  
Depreciation and amortization 4,775     4,216     3,593  
Total operating expenses 464,311     405,618     472,679  
Loss from operations (304,037 )   (328,777 )   (441,985 )
Other income (expenses):          
Interest income 10,249     10,461     4,096  
Interest expense (18,872 )   (22,402 )   (17,240 )
Loss on exchange of convertible notes (40,624 )        
Change in fair value of derivatives     (2,739 )    
Other (expense) income (2,626 )   (5,632 )   6,008  
Loss before income tax (355,910 )   (349,089 )   (449,121 )
Income tax (expense) benefit (478 )   94     165,119  
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (356,388 )   $ (348,995 )   $ (284,002 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders per common share — basic and diluted $ (1.48 )   $ (1.88 )   $ (1.85 )
Weighted-average common shares outstanding — basic and diluted 240,421,001     185,790,021     153,355,144  




 Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

  December 31,
  2019   2018
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 142,837     $ 79,749  
Investments in marketable securities 309,903     424,403  
Accounts receivable 33,284     21,962  
Inventories 14,041     8,390  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 20,008     16,592  
Total current assets 520,073     551,096  
Operating lease right-of-use assets, less accumulated amortization of $5,342 and $0 at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively 33,315      
Property and equipment, less accumulated depreciation of $17,604 and $15,671 at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively 47,705     11,375  
In-process research & development 23,000     23,000  
Goodwill 197,797     197,797  
Other non-current assets 28,317     6,683  
Total Assets $ 850,207     $ 789,951  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other current liabilities $ 120,373     $ 80,625  
Deferred reimbursements 1,250     5,500  
Operating lease liabilities 7,189      
Total current liabilities 128,812     86,125  
Deferred reimbursements 8,906     10,156  
Convertible notes 2,131     175,006  
Senior secured term loan 147,374     146,734  
Contingent consideration payable 22,681     19,700  
Deferred income taxes 5,051     6,465  
Operating lease liabilities 53,531      
Other non-current liabilities 5,296     2,853  
Total Liabilities 373,782     447,039  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders' equity:      
Common stock, $.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 255,417,869 and 189,383,924 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively 2,598     1,942  
Additional paid-in capital 2,227,225     1,740,061  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss:      
Foreign currency translation adjustment 2,785     495  
Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for securities 40     (427 )
Warrants 12,387     13,063  
Accumulated deficit (1,768,610 )   (1,412,222 )
Total stockholders' equity 476,425     342,912  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 850,207     $ 789,951  




Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(in thousands)

    Years Ended December 31,
    2019   2018   2017  
Total operating expenses - as reported GAAP   $ 464,311   $ 405,618   $ 472,679  
Research and development:            
Share-based compensation     17,575     11,740     10,328  
Research and development asset acquisition expense         100,000      
Selling, general and administrative:            
Share-based compensation     26,855     17,520     12,773  
Loss on impairment of assets             465,427  
Changes in fair value of contingent consideration payable     3,297     3,300     (234,322 )
Depreciation and amortization     4,775     4,216     3,593  
Total operating expense adjustments to reported GAAP     52,502     136,776     257,799  
Total operating expenses - as adjusted   $ 411,809   $ 268,842   $ 214,880  

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