Halozyme Increases 2017 Financial Guidance
Published: Sep 14, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO), a biotechnology company developing novel oncology and drug-delivery therapies, today raised financial guidance for 2017 following the announcement of two new licensing agreements for its ENHANZE® drug-delivery technology.
Pending customary anti-trust review of its agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Halozyme now expects 2017 financial results of:
- Net revenue of $245 million to $260 million, an increase of $130 million from the prior range of $115 million to $130 million, reflecting the portion of upfront payments from the new agreements expected to be recorded as revenue in 2017;
- Operating expenses of $240 million to $250 million, unchanged from prior guidance;
- Positive operating cash flow of $50 million to $60 million, an increase from the prior operating cash burn range of $75 million to $85 million; and
- Year-end cash balance of $380 million to $395 million, an increase of $135 million from the prior range of $245 million to $260 million, reflecting the total cash expected to be received as upfront payments from the new agreements.
Halozyme Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing novel oncology therapies that target the tumor microenvironment. Halozyme's lead proprietary program, investigational drug PEGPH20, applies a unique approach to targeting solid tumors, allowing increased access of co-administered cancer drug therapies to the tumor in animal models. PEGPH20 is currently in development for metastatic pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, gastric cancer, metastatic breast cancer and has potential across additional cancers in combination with different types of cancer therapies. In addition to its proprietary product portfolio, Halozyme has established value-driving partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies including Roche, Baxalta, Pfizer, Janssen, AbbVie, Lilly and Bristol-Myers Squibb for its ENHANZE® drug delivery technology. Halozyme is headquartered in San Diego. For more information visit www.halozyme.com.
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