Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results & Company Update

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on hospital acute care and gastroenterology, today provided a company update and announced second quarter 2020 financial results. Net revenues from continuing operations during the quarter were $9.6 million. Combined revenues from continued and discontinued operations were $10.3 million, as the company recorded an additional $750,000 in revenue in the second quarter associated with divested product rights.

The Company's financial position included $98 million in total assets, $49 million of total liabilities, and over $48 million of shareholders' equity at the end of the quarter.

"As the world continues to adapt to a new way of life during the pandemic, we are working hard to manage our business, secure our supply chain and ensure the ongoing delivery of our products to support patient care during these unprecedented times," said A.J. Kazimi, Chief Executive Officer of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals. "Our facilities have remained open, and we have continued to operate our business, while working to maintain compliance with the many laws and regulations we fall under as a publicly traded, pharmaceutical company. We continue to make progress toward our goal of building a specialty pharmaceutical business that delivers sustained growth, profitable operations, and long-term value."


Special Acute Care Product Supply Arrangements

During the second quarter, Cumberland implemented three national initiatives to help medical facilities treat patients with conditions associated with COVID-19 infections including high fevers, electrolyte imbalances, and pneumonia. These initiatives included the availability of special supply and financial arrangements for the three acute care brands – Caldolor®, Vaprisol®, and Vibativ® – during this healthcare emergency.

In addition, the Company also sponsored a national program with infectious disease experts to provide information on the management of complicated respiratory infections resulting from COVID-19.

Vibativ Clinical Manuscripts

During the second quarter, the Company announced a new study published in Drugs - Real World Outcomes, detailing the positive clinical outcomes that resulted from treating patients with bacteremia or endocarditis with Vibativ.

This publication is a sub analysis of the Telavancin Observational Use Registry (TOUR), a study conducted to record population characteristics, prescription information, and real-world clinical outcomes of patients with Gram-positive infections treated with Vibativ. The analysis suggests Vibativ is a promising and viable option for patients with bacteremia or endocarditis, including those with MRSA or another S. aureus pathogen.

Additionally, Cumberland announced the publication of two studies confirming the continued in vitro potency of telavancin. Both publications were part of continued surveillance of telavancin activity since 2011. The first publication tested a global collection of 24,408 Gram-positive clinical isolates, and the second publication tested a U.S. collection of 15,882 S. aureus isolates. Both studies documented the sustained in vitro antimicrobial activity and spectrum of telavancin–many years after its clinical approval-against Gram-positive clinical isolates collected worldwide over 7 years, from 2011 through 2017.

Vibativ is a patented, FDA-approved injectable anti-infective for the treatment of certain serious bacterial infections, including hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia and complicated skin and skin structure infections. It addresses a range of Gram-positive bacterial pathogens, including those that are considered difficult-to-treat and multidrug-resistant.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Activities

In April 2020, Cumberland released its inaugural Sustainability Report. This report describes the Company's activities pertaining to Environmental, Social and Governance matters, otherwise known as corporate sustainability. It includes details about Cumberland's community involvement, ethical marketing, and drug safety.

The report notes that, during 2019, Cumberland provided nearly 4 million patient doses of products, safely disposed of over 9,700 pounds of expired and damaged products and had no product recalls. The Company also had no product listings on the FDA's Safety Alerts Database and no products identified in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System during 2019.

Cumberland's board appointed Caroline R. Young, former president of the Nashville Health Care Council, as the company's first ESG board director.

Paycheck Protection Program

At the beginning of the second quarter, Cumberland received the funding of a loan from Pinnacle Bank pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the "PPP") under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act").

Cumberland applied for this loan after carefully considering the eligibility criteria to participate in this program and determining that the Company met these criteria. Under the terms of the PPP, certain amounts of the loan may be forgiven if they are used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act. The Company intends to use the loan amount for such qualifying expenses.

Cumberland has not laid off or furloughed any employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and, due to assistance from the PPP loan, the Company does not foresee doing so. Cumberland will continue to monitor and evaluate changes to this program as they emerge and will take appropriate action, if necessary.

Ifetroban Phase II Clinical Programs

Enrollment in Cumberland's clinical studies declined during the second quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While enrollment of new patients is currently limited, the Company is working to ensure that patients already entered into a trial continue to receive their study drug.

Cumberland has completed a pilot Phase II study involving ifetroban in patients suffering from aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, a severe form of asthma. A follow-up Phase II study is currently underway for this asthma indication.

The Company is also currently evaluating ifetroban in two pilot Phase II studies in 1) patients with systemic sclerosis or scleroderma, a debilitating autoimmune disorder characterized by diffuse fibrosis of the skin and internal organs and 2) patients with cardiomyopathy associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This rare, fatal, genetic neuromuscular disease results in deterioration of the skeletal, heart and lung muscles.

Cumberland is awaiting further study results before deciding on the best path for approval for ifetroban, its first new chemical entity.


Net Revenues: For the three months ended June 30, 2020, net revenues from ongoing operations were $9.6 million, compared to $9.4 million for the prior year period. Combined revenues from continued and discontinued operations during the quarter were $10.3 million as another $750,000 in revenue was recorded associated with product rights that have been divested.

Net revenue by product for the three months ended June 30, 2020 included $3.5 million for Kristalose®, $3.3 million for Vibativ®, $1.2 million for Caldolor®, $0.6 million for Acetadote® (including the brand and Company's Authorized Generic), $0.2 million for Vaprisol®, and $0.01 million for Omeclamox®-Pak.

Operating Expenses: Total operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 were $11.2 million, compared to $10.8 million during the prior year period.

Earnings: Net income (loss) for the second quarter 2020 was $(0.9) million or $(0.06) a share, compared to $(0.5) million or $(0.04) a share for the prior year period.

Adjusted Earnings for the second quarter were $1.2 million or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to $0.8 million or $0.05 per diluted share for the prior year period. The definition and reconciliation of Adjusted Earnings to net income is provided in this release.

Balance Sheet: At June 30, 2020, Cumberland had $97.5 million in total assets, including $27.4 million in cash and marketable securities. Total liabilities were $49.1 million, including $17.0 million outstanding on the Company's revolving line of credit, resulting in total shareholder's equity of $48.5 million.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call and live internet webcast will be held on Tuesday, August 11, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results. To participate in the call, please dial 877-303-1298 (for U.S. callers) or 253-237-1032 (for international callers). A rebroadcast of the teleconference will be available for one week and can be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 (for U.S. callers) or 404-537-3406 (for international callers). The Conference ID for the rebroadcast is 2247089. The live webcast and rebroadcast can be accessed via Cumberland's website at

About Cumberland Pharmaceuticals

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the delivery of high quality prescription brands to improve patient care. The Company develops, acquires, and commercializes brands for the hospital acute care, gastroenterology and oncology market segments. These medical specialties are categorized by moderately concentrated prescriber bases that the Company believes can be penetrated effectively by targeted sales forces. The Company's portfolio of FDA-approved brands includes:

  • Acetadote® (acetylcysteine) Injection, for the treatment of acetaminophen poisoning;
  • Caldolor® (ibuprofen) Injection, for the treatment of pain and fever;
  • Kristalose® (lactulose) for Oral Solution, a prescription laxative, for the treatment of chronic and acute constipation;
  • Omeclamox®-Pak, (omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillin) for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and related duodenal ulcer disease;
  • Vaprisol® (conivaptan) Injection, to raise serum sodium levels in hospitalized patients with euvolemic and hypervolemic hyponatremia;
  • Vibativ® (telavancin) Injection, for the treatment of certain serious bacterial infections including hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia, as well as complicated skin and skin structure infections.
  • RediTrex® (methotrexate) Injection, for the treatment of active rheumatoid, juvenile idiopathic and severe psoriatic arthritis, as well as disabling psoriasis.

For more information on Cumberland's approved products, including full prescribing information, please visit links to the individual product websites, which can be found on the Company's website

The Company has Phase II clinical programs underway evaluating its ifetroban product candidates in patients with cardiomyopathy associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy ("DMD"), Systemic Sclerosis ("SSc"), and Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease ("AERD").

About Acetadote® (acetylcysteine) Injection

Acetadote, administered intravenously within 8 to 10 hours after ingestion of a potentially hepatotoxic quantity of acetaminophen, is indicated to prevent or lessen hepatic injury. Used in the emergency department, Acetadote is approved in the United States to treat overdose of acetaminophen, a common ingredient in many over-the-counter medications. Acetadote is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity or previous anaphylactoid reactions to acetylcysteine or any components of the preparation. For full prescribing and safety information, visit

About Caldolor® (ibuprofen) Injection

Caldolor is indicated in adults and pediatric patients for the management of mild to moderate pain and management of moderate to severe pain as an adjunct to opioid analgesics, as well as the reduction of fever. It was the first FDA-approved intravenous therapy for fever. Caldolor is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to ibuprofen or other NSAIDs, patients with a history of asthma or other allergic type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs.

Caldolor is contraindicated for use during the peri-operative period in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. For full prescribing and safety information, including boxed warning, visit

About Kristalose® (lactulose) Oral Solution

Kristalose is indicated for the treatment of acute and chronic constipation. It is a unique, proprietary, crystalline form of lactulose, with no restrictions on length of therapy or patient age. Kristalose is contraindicated in patients who require a low-galactose diet. Elderly, debilitated patients who receive lactulose for more than six months should have serum electrolytes (potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide) measured periodically. For full prescribing and safety information, visit

About Vibativ® (telavancin) for Injection

Vibativ is a patented, FDA-approved injectable anti-infective for the treatment of certain serious bacterial infections including hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia and complicated skin and skin structure infections. It addresses a range of Gram-positive bacterial pathogens, including those that are considered difficult-to-treat and multidrug-resistant. Intravenous unfractionated heparin sodium is contraindicated with Vibativ administration due to artificially prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) test results for up to 18 hours after Vibativ administration. Vibativ is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to telavancin. For more information, please visit

About Omeclamox®-Pak (omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillin)

Omeprazole is an antisecretory drug, which works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces. Clarithromycin and amoxicillin are antibacterial drugs, which inhibit the growth of bacteria allowing the stomach lining to heal. Omeclamox-Pak is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to omeprazole, any macrolide antibiotic or penicillin. For full prescribing and safety information, visit

About Vaprisol® (conivaptan hydrochloride) Injection

Vaprisol is an intravenous treatment for hyponatremia used in the critical care setting. Hyponatremia is an electrolyte disturbance in which sodium ion concentration in blood plasma is lower than normal. This can be associated with a variety of critical care conditions including congestive heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and pneumonia. The product is a vasopressin receptor antagonist that raises serum sodium levels and promotes free water secretion. Vaprisol is contraindicated in patients with hypovolemic hyponatremia. The coadministration of Vaprisol with potent CYP3A inhibitors, such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, ritonavir, and indinavir, is contraindicated. For full prescribing and safety information, including boxed warning, visit

About Cumberland Emerging Technologies (CET)

Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc. ( is a joint initiative between Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vanderbilt University, LaunchTN, and WinHealth. The mission of CET is to advance biomedical technologies and products conceived at Vanderbilt University and other regional research centers towards the marketplace.

CET helps manage the development and commercialization process for select projects, and provides expertise on intellectual property, regulatory, manufacturing and marketing issues that are critical to successful new biomedical products.

CET's Life Sciences Center provides laboratory space, equipment and infrastructure for CET's activities and other early-stage life sciences ventures.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain statements that are "forward-looking" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and can include future expectations, future plans and strategies, financial and operating projections or other information. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management. Because forward-looking statements relate to future events, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of Cumberland's control. Thus, Cumberland's actual results and financial condition may differ materially due to: market conditions, competition, an inability of manufacturers to supply Cumberland's products, maintaining an effective sales and marketing infrastructure, availability of additional debt and equity capital required to finance the business, our ability to continue to acquire brands, management of our growth and integration of our acquisitions, impacts on our business, as well as national and international markets and economies resulting from the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, and the other factors described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and the Company's other filings with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, and Cumberland undertakes no obligation to update them, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise, except as may be required by law.


The Company provided the above adjusted supplemental financial performance measures, which are considered "non-GAAP" financial measures under applicable SEC rules and regulations. These financial measures should be considered supplemental to, and not as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). The definition of these supplemental measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others.

Because these supplemental financial measures exclude the effect of items that will increase or decrease the Company's reported results of operations, management encourages investors to review the Company's consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety. A reconciliation of the supplemental financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included in the tables accompanying this release.

Cumberland's management believes these supplemental financial performance measures are important as they are used by management, along with financial measures in accordance with GAAP, to evaluate the Company's operating performance. In addition, Cumberland believes that they will be used by certain investors to measure the Company's operating results. Management believes that presenting these supplemental measures provides useful information about the Company's underlying performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that Cumberland does not believe are indicative of its core business performance or reflect long-term strategic activities. Certain of these items are not settled through cash payments and include: depreciation, amortization, share-based compensation expense and income taxes. Cumberland utilizes its net operating loss carryforwards to pay minimal income taxes. In addition, the use of these financial measures provides greater transparency to investors of supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making, including the evaluation of the Company's operating performance.

The Company defines these supplemental financial measures as follows:

  • Adjusted Earnings (loss): net income (loss) adjusted for the impact of income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, share-based compensation, Vibativ cost of product sold and interest income and interest expense.

(a) Represents the share-based compensation of Cumberland.

(b) Represents the non-cash impact of the Vibativ cost of products sold. Cumberland has elected to add these costs back in the calculation of adjusted earnings as all the Vibativ inventory was transferred to Cumberland as part of the transaction with Theravance at no additional cost to the consideration agreed for the product acquisition.

  • Adjusted Diluted Earnings (loss) Per Share: Adjusted Earnings (loss) divided by diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding.

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