Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGEN) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. The company also highlighted the ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) product launch, ongoing and planned clinical development activities and upcoming milestones.
First quarter 2012 ADCETRIS net product sales were $34.5 million, an increase of 4 percent from $33.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. ADCETRIS gross product sales increased by 12 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, but this increase was offset by an expected increase in gross-to-net discount in the first quarter of 2012 driven by Public Health Services program discounts that became effective during January.
“The commercialization of ADCETRIS continues to be strong, and we are pleased by the acceptance and utilization of ADCETRIS among oncologists and patients with relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (sALCL),” said Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Seattle Genetics. “Our long-term vision for ADCETRIS is to expand its use into earlier lines of HL and sALCL therapy and into other CD30-positive malignancies. To that end, we are conducting a robust clinical development program with ADCETRIS, including clinical studies to broadly assess CD30 expression in both hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, as well as to evaluate activity and tolerability of ADCETRIS in these patient populations. Initial data from these clinical studies will be presented at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting and we have multiple late-stage trials that are already underway or are about to begin to further evaluate the broad potential of ADCETRIS. In addition, we and our collaborators are advancing a robust pipeline of clinical and preclinical ADC programs for a variety of cancers.”
Recent ADCETRIS Highlights
Other Recent Highlights
The company is on track to achieve multiple near-term milestones for ADCETRIS and other pipeline programs, including:
First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Revenues in the first quarter of 2012 were $48.2 million, compared to $12.2 million in the first quarter of 2011. First quarter 2012 revenues include ADCETRIS net product sales of $34.5 million. In addition, first quarter 2012 revenues reflect amounts earned under the company’s ADCETRIS and ADC collaborations.
Total costs and expenses for the first quarter of 2012 were $63.7 million, compared to $45.1 million for the first quarter of 2011. The planned increases in 2012 costs and expenses were primarily driven by ADCETRIS commercialization, ADCETRIS clinical development activities and research and development of the company’s other ADC pipeline programs. Under the ADCETRIS collaboration with Millennium, development costs incurred by Seattle Genetics are included in research and development expense. Joint development costs are co-funded by Millennium on a 50:50 basis. Reimbursement payments received from Millennium are recognized as revenue over the development period of the collaboration along with other development payments received, including the upfront payment and milestone payments. Non-cash, share-based compensation expense for the first quarter of 2012 was $6.1 million, compared to $4.3 million in the first quarter of 2011.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $12.3 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $32.7 million, or $0.30 per share, for the first quarter of 2011.
As of March 31, 2012, Seattle Genetics had $308.9 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments, compared to $330.7 million as of December 31, 2011.
2012 Revenue Outlook
Seattle Genetics anticipates that revenues from ADCETRIS net product sales will be in the range of $140 million to $150 million in 2012. The company continues to expect that revenues from collaboration and license agreements in 2012 will be in the range of $55 million to $65 million.
Conference Call Details
Seattle Genetics’ management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the financial results and 2012 revenue outlook, and provide an update on business activities. The event will be held today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT); 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The live event will be available from Seattle Genetics’ website at www.seattlegenetics.com, under the Investors and News section, or by calling (877) 941-6009 (domestic) or (480) 629-9866 (international). The access code is 4532828. A replay of the discussion will be available beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m. PT today from Seattle Genetics’ website or by calling (800) 406-7325 (domestic) or (303) 590-3030 (international), using access code 4532828. The telephone replay will be available until 4:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
About Seattle Genetics
Seattle Genetics is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of monoclonal antibody-based therapies for the treatment of cancer. The FDA granted accelerated approval of ADCETRIS in August 2011 for two indications. ADCETRIS is being developed in collaboration with Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company. In addition, Seattle Genetics has three other clinical-stage ADC programs: SGN-75, ASG-5ME and ASG-22ME. Seattle Genetics has collaborations for its ADC technology with a number of leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including Abbott, Bayer, Celldex Therapeutics, Daiichi Sankyo, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Millennium, Pfizer and Progenics, as well as ADC co-development agreements with Agensys, an affiliate of Astellas, and Genmab. More information can be found at www.seattlegenetics.com.
Certain of the statements made in this press release are forward looking, such as those, among others, relating to the company’s expectations for initiation of future clinical trials, data availability from ongoing clinical trials, expectations for additional regulatory approvals and statements relating to the company’s 2012 revenue outlook. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include risks that the safety and/or efficacy results of our clinical trials of ADCETRIS affect the commercial potential or ability to initiate future clinical trials of ADCETRIS. We may also be delayed in our planned trial initiations and regulatory submissions and approvals for reasons outside of our control. We may also fail to receive milestone payments under our collaborations and experience unforeseen increased expenses or unexpected reductions in revenues. In addition, if we do not meet our financial guidance, including the guidance set forth herein or the expectations of analysts or investors, our stock price may be adversely impacted. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by Seattle Genetics is contained in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Seattle Genetics disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
|Seattle Genetics, Inc.|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|March 31,||December 31,|
Cash, cash equivalents, and investments
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||40,565||$||53,048|
|Deferred revenue and long-term liabilities||151,809||153,319|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||412,555||$||425,216|
|Seattle Genetics, Inc.|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three months ended|
|Net product sales||$||34,496||$||-|
|Collaboration and license agreement revenues||13,749||12,171|
|Costs and expenses|
|Cost of sales||3,071||-|
|Research and development||38,487||32,434|
|Selling, general and administrative||22,185||12,713|
|Total costs and expenses||63,743||45,147|
|Loss from operations||(15,498||)||(32,976||)|
|Investment and other income, net||3,200||302|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share||$||(0.11||)||$||(0.30||)|
|Weighted-average shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share|