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Antares Pharma Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Operating and Financial Results

20:00 EDT 13 Mar 2017 | Globe Newswire

2016 Results Driven by Continued Growth in Product Sales and Significant Progress in Pipeline Programs

 Full Year Revenue of $52.2 Million Increased 14% Versus Prior Year

EWING, N.J., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRS) today reported operating progress and financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.  The Company reported revenue of $14.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 and $52.2 million for the full year ended December 31, 2016.  Net loss per share was $0.03 and $0.16 for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, respectively. 

“I am pleased to announce another year of continued strong financial results for the Company and significant progress with a number of our pipeline initiatives which include both internally developed products as well as partnered programs utilizing our device technology,” said Robert F. Apple, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.   “Record full year 2016 revenue is the result of the launch of Sumatriptan Injection USP, continued growth of OTREXUP and significant development revenue generated from our alliance business.  In addition, the filing of a New Drug Application for QST with an October 2017 action date was the highlight of our successes in the past year.  We look forward to 2017 and beyond as we anticipate the potential for a number of internal and partnered combination drug-device product approvals over the coming years.”

Fourth Quarter 2016 and Recent Highlights             

  • Reported quarterly revenue of $14.2 million and annual revenue of $52.2 million for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.
     
  • Submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for QuickShot® Testosterone (QST), a drug-device combination product for the delivery of testosterone enanthate using a subcutaneous auto injector.  QST is intended to treat adult men with low testosterone associated with a condition known as hypogonadism.  The application was subsequently accepted and is currently under active review by the FDA with an October 20, 2017 PDUFA date.
     
  • Announced that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. (Teva) had successfully concluded a decentralized procedure registration process in Europe for its teriparatide injection product.  Teriparatide injection marks the first product approved utilizing Antares’ multi-dose pen technology.  Teriparatide injection is a treatment for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at increased risk of fracture and for glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis in men and women.  Applications for marketing authorizations in Europe are ongoing in each of the countries of application.  Teva awaits final clearance of the intellectual property on the original product.
     
  • Announced that data from the 52 week phase 3 study of the pharmacokinetics and safety of subcutaneous testosterone enanthate delivered through the QuickShot® auto injector was selected for a prestigious oral podium presentation at the 22nd Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America in November 2016.  A moderated podium presentation featuring additional data from the same study demonstrated improved psychosexual function in hypogonadal men and was also accepted and presented at the same meeting.

Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Financial Results

Revenue was $14.2 million and $52.2 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively, compared to $11.8 million and $45.7 million for the comparable periods in 2015. See Table 1 attached for further details on revenues. 

Product sales represent sales of our proprietary products and devices or device components to our partners.  Product sales were $9.7 million and $40.3 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively, compared to $9.0 million and $27.5 million for the comparable periods in 2015.  The increase in product sales for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2016 over the same periods in 2015 was primarily driven by an increase in auto and pen injector sales associated with the launch of sumatriptan injection and continued growth of OTREXUP®.

Development revenues represent amounts earned under arrangements with partners in which we develop new products on their behalf.  Frequently, we receive payments from our partners that are initially deferred and recognized as revenue over a development period or upon completion of defined deliverables.  Development revenue was $3.8 million and $10.2 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively, compared to $0.9 million and $8.9 million for the comparable periods in 2015.

Licensing revenues represent the amounts recognized from up-front or milestone payments received from partners that are initially deferred and recognized over the life of our agreements.  Licensing revenue was $38 thousand and $0.2 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively, compared to $1.1 million and $7.2 million for the comparable periods in 2015.  The decrease in the full year 2016 licensing revenue is primarily related to final recognition of deferred revenue in connection with the termination of our promotion and license agreement with LEO Pharma, Inc. in June of 2015.

Royalty revenue is recognized primarily from the in-market sales of products sold by our partners.  Royalty revenue was $0.7 million and $1.5 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively, compared to $0.8 million and $2.0 million for the comparable periods in 2015. 

Gross profit increased in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $7.5 million compared to $5.8 million in the same period in 2015 and decreased for the full year to $23.4 million in 2016 compared to $26.2 million in 2015, primarily due to the termination of our promotion and license agreement with LEO Pharma, Inc. 

Operating expenses were $11.7 million and $12.3 million for the fourth quarters of 2016 and 2015, respectively, and $47.5 million and $46.7 million for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. 

Net loss was $4.5 million in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to $6.6 million for the same period in 2015 and $24.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $20.7 million for the full year in 2015.  Net loss per share was $0.03 for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to $0.04 for the same quarter in 2015.  Net loss per share was $0.16 and $0.14 for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. 

At December 31, 2016, cash, cash equivalents and investments were $27.7 million compared to $47.9 million at December 31, 2015.

Conference Call, Call Replay and Webcast

Antares executives will provide a Company update and review fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results via webcast and conference call on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. ET (Eastern Time). The webcast of the conference call, which will include a slide presentation, can be accessed through the link located on the “ATRS Investor Information” section of the Company’s website (www.antarespharma.com) under the “Webcast” tab.  Alternatively, callers may participate in the audio portion of the conference call by dialing 1-888-542-0999 (US), or 1-719-325-2473 (International).  Callers should reference the Antares Pharma conference call or conference identification code 9686901. Callers can access the slide presentation on the “ATRS Investor Information” section of the Company’s website under the “Presentations” tab. Webcast and telephone replays of the conference call will be available from 11:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, through 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 13, 2017. To access the replay, callers should dial 1-888-203-1112 (US) or 1-719-457-0820 (International) and enter passcode 9686901. 

About Antares Pharma

Antares Pharma focuses on self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products. The Company’s product, OTREXUP® (methotrexate) injection for subcutaneous use, is approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adults with severe active rheumatoid arthritis, children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adults with severe recalcitrant psoriasis. The Company’s product Sumatriptan Injection USP, is approved in the U.S. for the acute treatment of migraine and cluster headache and is distributed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. (Teva).    Antares Pharma is also developing QuickShot® Testosterone for testosterone replacement therapy and has filed a New Drug Application with the Food and Drug Administration. The Company's technology platforms include VIBEX® disposable auto injectors, disposable multi-use pen injectors and reusable needle-free injectors. Antares Pharma has license, development and supply agreements with Teva that include VIBEX® epinephrine, exenatide multi-dose pen, and teriparatide multi-dose pen.  Our reusable needle-free injector for use with human growth hormone (hGH) is sold worldwide by Ferring B.V.  The Company is also working with AMAG Pharmaceuticals on a subcutaneous method for administering Makena, a progesterone product indicated for use in lowering the risk of pre-term birth.  For more information, visit www.antarespharma.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those described.  Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval of the QST NDA and future market acceptance and revenue for QST; the outcome of the pending patent litigation between Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. (Teva) and Eli Lilly and Company regarding the Teriparatide multi-dose pen; FDA action with respect to Teva’s Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) for the Teriparatide multi-dose pen and the timing and approval, if any, by the FDA of the same; Teva’s ability to adequately and timely respond to the Complete Response Letter received from the FDA for the VIBEX® epinephrine pen ANDA and approval by the FDA of the same, the timing and therapeutic equivalence rating thereof, and any future purchase orders and revenue pre or post FDA approval; Teva’s ability to successfully commercialize VIBEX® Sumatriptan Injection USP and the amount of revenue from the same; FDA action with respect to Teva’s ANDA filed for the Exenatide pen and future revenue from the same; continued growth of prescriptions and sales of OTREXUP®;  the timing and results of the development project with AMAG Pharmaceuticals for an auto injector for Makena; the timing and results of research projects, clinical trials,  and product candidates in development; actions by the FDA or other regulatory agencies with the respect to the Company’s products or product candidates of its partners; continued growth in product, development, licensing and royalty revenue; the Company’s ability to obtain financial and other resources for its research, development, clinical, and commercial activities and other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts, and involve predictions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance, achievements or prospects to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or prospects expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as ''may'', ''will'', ''should'', ''would'', ''expect'', ''intend'', ''plan'', ''anticipate'', ''believe'', ''estimate'', ''predict'', ''potential'', ''seem'', ''seek'', ''future'', ''continue'', or ''appear'' or the negative of these terms or similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and in the Company's other periodic reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company on the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release, except as required by law.


TABLES FOLLOW



ANTARES PHARMA, INC.
Table 1 – CONSOLIDATED REVENUE DETAILS
(amounts in thousands, except for percentages)
(unaudited)
             
  Three Months Ended  December 31,  Increase  Year Ended
December 31,
  Increase 
  2016  2015  (Decrease)  2016  2015  (Decrease) 
OTREXUP® $4,121  $ 3,307   25%  $ 15,145  $ 13,250   14% 
Auto injector and pen injector devices  3,877    4,873   (20%)    19,713    10,080   96% 
Needle-free injector devices and components  1,740    863   102%    5,460    4,203   30% 
Total product sales  9,738    9,043   8%    40,318    27,533   46% 
Development revenue  3,767   868   334%   10,235    8,892   15% 
Licensing revenue  38    1,130   (97%)    166    7,242 (1) (98%) 
Royalties  653    763   (14%)    1,503    1,991   (25%) 
Total revenue $14,196  $ 11,804   20%  $ 52,222  $ 45,658   14% 

(1) Licensing revenue for the year ended December 31, 2015 included $6.0 million recognized under a promotion and marketing agreement with LEO Pharma, which was terminated in June 2015.




ANTARES PHARMA, INC.
Table 2 – CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(amounts in thousands except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended  Year Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2016  2015  2016  2015 
Revenue:                
Product sales $9,738  $9,043  $40,318  $27,533 
Development revenue  3,767   868   10,235   8,892 
Licensing revenue  38   1,130   166   7,242 
Royalties  653   763   1,503   1,991 
Total revenue  14,196   11,804   52,222   45,658 
Cost of revenue  6,689   5,975   28,817   19,458 
Gross profit  7,507   5,829   23,405   26,200 
Research and development  5,572   5,642   21,127   19,731 
Selling, general and administrative  6,155   6,677   26,395   26,931 
Total operating expenses  11,727   12,319   47,522   46,662 
Operating loss  (4,219)  (6,490)  (24,116)  (20,462)
Other income (expense)  (181)  39   (122)  (22)
Net loss before income taxes  (4,400)  (6,451)  (24,239)  (20,484)
Income tax provision  100   175   100   175 
Net loss $(4,500) $(6,626) $(24,339) $(20,659)
Basic and diluted net loss per common share $(0.03) $(0.04) $(0.16) $(0.14)
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares
outstanding
  155,111   154,829   154,992   146,594 




ANTARES PHARMA, INC.
Table 3 – CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(amounts in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
       
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2016  2015 
Assets        
Cash, cash equivalents and investments $27,715  $47,911 
Accounts receivable  9,073   7,952 
Inventories  5,327   5,724 
Equipment, molds, furniture and fixtures, net  17,867   14,793 
Patent rights, net  2,045   2,435 
Goodwill  1,095   1,095 
Other assets  3,203   4,652 
Total Assets $66,325  $84,562 
         
Liabilities and Stockholders Equity        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $13,758  $11,675 
Deferred revenue  7,349   5,844 
Stockholders’ equity  45,218   67,043 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $66,325  $84,562 
         


 

Contacts:
Jack Howarth
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
609-359-3016
jhowarth@antarespharma.com

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