Medicure Reports Financial Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2020
WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSXV:MPH) (OTC:MCUJF), a cardiovascular pharmaceutical company, today reported its results from operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Quarter Ended September 30, 2020 Highlights:
The decrease in AGGRASTAT® revenues when compared to the same periods in the previous year, as described above, is the result of decreases in the volume of the AGGRASTAT® sold in 2020 when compared to 2019, due mainly to less procedures being performed, primarily as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Company continues to experience pricing pressures from competitors which contributed to the decline in revenues from AGGRASTAT®.
ZYPITAMAG® contributed $105,000 of revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $78,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and $371,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $87,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. With improved insurance coverage, the launch of a direct to patient online pharmacy program, including direct to patient marketing, the Company has seen some growth in interest in ZYPITAMAG® during 2020. COVID-19 has provided some challenges with access to physicians, however the Company continues to pursue innovative marketing strategies to grow the usage of the product.
Additionally, sodium nitroprusside (SNP), which was first sold commercially during 2020, contributed $5,000 and $53,000, respectively, during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. The Company did not earn any revenues from ReDSTM during the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to net revenue of $117,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019. Revenues from ReDSTM for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 totaled $89,000 compared to net revenue of $272,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was $4,000 compared to negative $319,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019. The increase in adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2020 is the result of lower selling expenses, partially offset by lower revenues when compared to the same period in 2019.
Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was negative $1.0 million compared to negative $1.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The improvement in adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 is the result of lower selling and research and development expenses, partially offset by lower revenues when compared to the same period in 2019.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company recorded $404,000 and $729,000, respectively, in government assistance resulting from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. The funding has been recorded as a reduction of the related salary expenditures with $311,000 and $559,000, respectively, recorded within selling expenses, $52,000 and $95,000, respectively, recorded within general and administrative expenses and $41,000 and $75,000, respectively, recorded within research and development expenses.
Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was $1.0 million or $0.10 per share compared to net loss of $599,000 or $0.04 per share for the three months ended September 30, 2019. The change in the net income for the three months ended September 30, 2020 is the result of lower revenues, partially offset by lower selling and research and development expenses and changes in foreign exchange gains and losses when compared to the three months ended September 30, 2019.
Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $2.5 million or $0.23 per share compared to $4.3 million or $0.28 per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The change in the net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 is the result of lower revenues and higher cost of goods sold primarily from increased amortization, partially offset by lower selling and research and development expenses and changes in foreign exchange gains and losses when compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
At September 30, 2020, the Company had unrestricted cash totaling $11.9 million down from the $13.0 million of unrestricted cash held as of December 31, 2019. Cash flows used in operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 totaled $1.1 million compared to $10.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
All amounts referenced herein are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.
(1) The Company defines EBITDA as "earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and other income or expense" and Adjusted EBITDA as "EBITDA adjusted for non–cash and non-recurring items". The terms "EBITDA" and "Adjusted EBITDA", as it relates to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 results prepared using IFRS, do not have any standardized meaning according to IFRS. It is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.
Conference Call Info:
Topic: Medicure's Q3 2020 Results
Call date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM Central Time (8:30 AM Eastern Time)
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Webcast: This conference call will be webcast live over the internet and can be accessed from the Medicure investor relations page at the following link: http://www.medicure.com/investors
You may request international country-specific access information by e-mailing the Company in advance. Management will accept and answer questions related to the financial results and operations during the question-and-answer period at the end of the conference call. A recording of the call will be available following the event at the Company's website.
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AGGRASTAT® (tirofiban hydrochloride) is a registered trademark of Medicure International Inc.
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Company Codes: OTC-PINK:MCUJF, TorontoVE:MPH