Halozyme Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

Published: Aug 07, 2018

 

-- Revenue of $35.2 Million Includes a 36 Percent Increase in Royalty Revenue on a Reported Basis --
-- FDA Accepts Roche/Genentech's Filing for Subcutaneous Formulation of Herceptin® in Combination with ENHANZE®, with an Action Date of March 1, 2019 --
-- Achievement of Target Number of Progression-Free Survival Events in HALO-301 on Track for December 2018 to February 2019 --

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO), a biotechnology company developing novel oncology and drug-delivery therapies, today reported financial results and recent highlights for the second quarter ended June 30.

"At the beginning of 2018 we projected the potential for approximately $1 billion in ENHANZE royalty revenue in 2027 resulting from continued growth of our 3 currently marketed products and the successful development, approval and launch of 7 additional products," said Dr. Helen Torley, president and chief executive officer. "I am delighted to report strong progress in both the marketed products and the development products, with all 7 new products expected to be in the clinic by the end of this year.

"In tandem, we continue to execute well in our HALO-301 study, with enrollment tracking to expectations and continued enthusiasm and support from key opinion leaders and investigators. We also look forward to advancing our pan-tumor plan by sharing data from our collaboration study with Eisai in breast cancer patients at the European Society for Medical Oncology congress in October."

Second Quarter 2018 and Recent Highlights include:

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepting Roche/Genentech's Biologics License Application (BLA) for a subcutaneous formulation of Herceptin in combination with Halozyme's ENHANZE technology in its FDA-approved breast cancer indications. Roche reported total 2017 sales of Herceptin in the United States of 2.7 billion CHF.
  • Roche initiating a Phase 3 study of a fixed-dose combination of subcutaneous pertuzumab (Perjeta®) and subcutaneous trastuzumab (Herceptin) using Halozyme's ENHANZE technology in combination with chemotherapy in patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer. This follows supportive Phase 1 study results for the same combination presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
  • Collaboration partner Bristol-Myers Squibb progressing toward three Phase 1 studies with ENHANZE. Studies include evaluation of an investigational anti-CD-73 antibody, an investigational product against an undisclosed target and the PD-1 targeted asset, Opdivo® (nivolumab), all planned for initiation in Q3.
  • Janssen continuing in multiple ongoing trials of a subcutaneous formulation of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in support of plans for commercialization. Halozyme's ENHANZE technology has the potential to enable a 15-ml injection to be delivered in five minutes or less. Ongoing trials in patients with Multiple Myeloma, Amyloidosis and Smoldering Myeloma include four Phase 3 studies and two earlier stage studies.
  • Alexion continuing to progress toward initiating a Phase 1 study of ALXN1210 with ENHANZE, planned for later this year.
  • Acceptance of data from the Phase 1b study of PEGPH20 and HALAVEN® (eribulin) in patients with HER2-negative, high-hyaluronan metastatic breast cancer for presentation at the 2018 European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granting Halozyme a patent for the combination of PEGPH20, ABRAXANE® (nab-paclitaxel) and gemcitabine for the potential treatment of metastatic pancreas cancer, with an expiration date of March 2033. The same application is pending or has been issued in multiple countries outside of the United States.
  • Continued progress screening and enrolling patients in the HALO-301 study of PEGPH20 in combination with ABRAXANE (nab-paclitaxel) and gemcitabine in first-line metastatic pancreas cancer patients with high levels of tumor hyaluronan (HA-High). An interim analysis will be conducted for the first primary endpoint of Progression Free Survival (PFS) when the target number of events has been reached, which the company projects will occur between December 2018 and February 2019.

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue for the second quarter was $35.2 million compared to $33.8 million for the second quarter of 2017. The year-over-year increase was driven by $10 million in milestone revenue and 36 percent growth in royalties on a reported basis from partner sales of Herceptin (trastuzumab) SC, MabThera® (rituximab) SC, RITUXAN HYCELA® and HYQVIA® (Immune Globulin Infusion 10% (Human) with Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase), offset by the expected decrease in bulk rHuPH20 sales to partners and research and development reimbursements. Revenue for the second quarter included $20 million in royalties and $3.8 million in HYLENEX® recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection) product sales.
  • Research and development expenses for the second quarter were $40.1 million, compared to $38.3 million for the second quarter of 2017.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter were $14.4 million, compared to $13.1 million for the second quarter of 2017.
  • Net loss for the second quarter was $22.9 million, or $0.16 per share, compared to net loss in the second quarter of 2017 of $30.8 million, or $0.23 per share.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $398.9 million at June 30, 2018, compared to $469.2 million at December 31, 2017.

Financial Outlook for 2018

For the full year 2018, the company updated its prior guidance ranges for net revenue and year-end cash, now expecting:

  • Net revenue increasing from the prior range of $115 million to $125 million to $125 million to $135 million, driven by milestones from ENHANZE Phase 1 study initiations;
  • Operating expenses to continue to be in the range of $230 million to $240 million;
  • Operating cash burn to continue to be in the range of $75 million to $85 million; and
  • Year-end cash balance increasing from the prior range of $305 million to $315 million to $310 million to $320 million, driven by ENHANZE milestones partially offset by a modest build in rHuPH20 inventory in anticipation of future partner demand.

Webcast and Conference Call

Halozyme will webcast its Quarterly Update Conference Call for the second quarter of 2018 today, Tuesday, August 7 at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT. Dr. Torley will lead the call, which will be webcast live through the "Investors" section of Halozyme's corporate website and a recording made available following the close of the call. To access the webcast and additional documents related to the call, please visit halozyme.com approximately fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The call may also be accessed by dialing (877) 410-5657 (domestic callers) or (334) 323-7224 (international callers) using passcode 769890. A telephone replay will be available after the call by dialing (877) 919-4059 (domestic callers) or (334) 323-0140 (international callers) using replay ID number 40189200.

About Halozyme

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 pegvorhyaluronidase alfa (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, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Alexion for its ENHANZE® drug delivery technology. Halozyme is headquartered in San Diego. For more information visit www.halozyme.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

In addition to historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements (including, without limitation, statements concerning the Company's future expectations and plans for growth in 2018, entering into new collaboration agreements, the development and commercialization of product candidates, including timing of clinical trial results announcements and future development and commercial activities of our collaboration partners, the potential benefits and attributes of such product candidates and expected financial outlook for 2018) that involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are typically, but not always, identified through use of the words "believe," "enable," "may," "will," "could," "intends," "estimate," "anticipate," "plan," "predict," "probable," "potential," "possible," "should," "continue," and other words of similar meaning. Actual results could differ materially from the expectations contained in forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including unexpected expenditures and costs, unexpected fluctuations or changes in revenues, including revenues from collaborators, unexpected delays in entering into new collaboration agreements, unexpected results or delays in development of product candidates, including delays in clinical trial patient enrollment and development activities of our collaboration partners, and regulatory review, regulatory approval requirements, unexpected adverse events and competitive conditions. These and other factors that may result in differences are discussed in greater detail in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 7, 2018.

Contacts:
Robert H. Uhl
Managing Director
Westwicke Partners, LLC
858-356-5932
robert.uhl@westwicke.com

Laurie Stelzer
858-704-8222
ir@halozyme.com

 

                                                                         Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc

                                                              Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

                                                                                (Unaudited)

                                                                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)


                                                   Three Months Ended                                     Six Months Ended

                                                      June 30,                                          June 30,

                                              2018                            2017                      2018               2017
                                              ----                            ----                      ----               ----

    Revenues:

    Royalties                                        $19,989                                          $14,738                       $40,933       $28,720

    Product sales, net                       4,483                            12,780                                11,284            24,214

    Revenues under collaborative
     agreements                             10,730                             6,232                                13,857            10,384
                                            ------                             -----                                ------            ------

    Total revenues                          35,202                            33,750                                66,074            63,318
                                            ------                            ------                                ------            ------


    Operating expenses:

    Cost of product sales                      836                             7,788                                 3,888            15,332

    Research and development                40,086                            38,339                                78,062            75,274

    Selling, general and administrative     14,353                            13,101                                27,909            25,716
                                            ------                            ------                                ------            ------

    Total operating expenses                55,275                            59,228                               109,859           116,322
                                            ------                            ------                               -------           -------


    Operating loss                        (20,073)                         (25,478)                              (43,785)         (53,004)

    Other income (expense):

    Investment and other income, net         1,983                               435                                 3,651               722

    Interest expense                       (4,770)                          (5,540)                             (10,000)         (10,988)
                                            ------                            ------                               -------

    Net loss before income taxes          (22,860)                         (30,583)                              (50,134)         (63,270)

    Income tax expense                          33                               180                                   220               390
                                               ---                               ---                                   ---               ---

    Net loss                                       $(22,893)                                       $(30,763)                    $(50,354)    $(63,660)
                                                    ========                                         ========                      ========      ========


    Net loss per share:

    Basic and diluted                                $(0.16)                                         $(0.23)                      $(0.35)      $(0.48)
                                                      ======                                           ======                        ======        ======


    Shares used in computing net loss per
     share:

    Basic and diluted                      143,568                           134,013                               143,114           131,300
                                           =======                           =======                               =======           =======

 

                                                     Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc

                                                Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

                                                             (Unaudited)

                                                           (In thousands)


                                                               June 30,               December 31,
                                                                    2018                       2017
                                                                    ----                       ----

                                 ASSETS

    Current assets:

    Cash and cash equivalents                                                $55,173                           $168,740

    Marketable securities, available-for-
     sale                                                        343,721                               300,474

    Accounts receivable, net and other
     contract assets                                              33,582                                22,133

    Inventories                                                    8,404                                 5,146

    Prepaid expenses and other assets                             21,152                                13,879
                                                                  ------

    Total current assets                                         462,032                               510,372

    Property and equipment, net                                    4,789                                 3,520

    Prepaid expenses and other assets                              7,433                                 5,553

    Restricted cash                                                  500                                   500
                                                                     ---                                   ---

    Total assets                                                            $474,754                           $519,945
                                                                            ========                           ========


                  LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

    Current liabilities:

    Accounts payable                                                          $6,187                             $7,948

    Accrued expenses                                              35,030                                39,601

    Deferred revenue, current portion                              4,247                                 6,568

    Current portion of long-term debt, net                        86,965                                77,211
                                                                  ------                                ------

    Total current liabilities                                    132,429                               131,328


    Deferred revenue, net of current
     portion                                                       6,006                                54,297

    Long-term debt, net                                           79,080                               125,140

    Other long-term liabilities                                    2,314                                   814


    Stockholders' equity:

    Common stock                                                     144                                   143

    Additional paid-in capital                                   756,978                               731,044

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss                           (736)                                (450)

    Accumulated deficit                                        (501,461)                            (522,371)
                                                                                                     --------

    Total stockholders' equity                                   254,925                               208,366
                                                                 -------                               -------

    Total liabilities and stockholders'
     equity                                                                 $474,754                           $519,945
                                                                            ========                           ========

 

 

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