Akorn Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results
-Reports Record Q4 Revenue of $71.5 million and Q4 Adjusted EPS of $0.13-
Raj Rai, Chief Executive Officer commented, "We achieved record growth in revenues and profits in 2012 as a result of our strategic growth initiatives - acquisitions, revival of products impacted by hospital drug shortages and new product launches. In addition, we continued to build a robust R&D pipeline. Looking ahead, we plan to further invest in R&D domestically, while expanding the infrastructure in our India facilities to build new capacities, seek growth from new markets and prepare for FDA inspection."
2012 Key Highlights and Accomplishments
Achieved record fourth quarter 2012 consolidated revenue of $71.5 million, up 68% over the prior year quarter.
Achieved record year ended 2012 consolidated revenue of $256.2 million, up 87% over the prior year.
Maintained gross margins at 58.0%, near the record level achieved in 2011.
Completed the acquisition of certain assets of Kilitch Drugs in India which expands the Company's capacity and capabilities in sterile injectables.
Received FDA approval on 5 new ANDAs with a combined addressable IMS market of $655 million.
Launched 10 new products including vancomycin hydrochloride capsules, latanaprost ophthalmic solution, progesterone capsules and the first to market generic of pantoprazole sodium for injection. The 2012 product launches have an addressable IMS market of $900 million.
Re-launched 8 products with a combined addressable IMS market of $120 million.
Filed a record 25 ANDAs and completed the development on an additional 10 ANDAs with a combined annual IMS market size of approximately $2.9 billion.
Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2012
Consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $71.5 million, up 68% over the prior year quarter's consolidated revenue of $42.6 million. The increase in consolidated revenue was driven by the Lundbeck and Kilitch acquisitions, the sale of newly approved and re-launched products, and organic growth of established products, offset by decreases in the US contract services business. The Company launched three new products in the fourth quarter of 2012: progesterone capsules, pantoprazole sodium for injection and a tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine. The revenue impact of Hurricane Sandy was partially offset by earlier than anticipated sales of pantoprazole and Td vaccine. Consolidated gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 58.7% compared to 60.0% in the comparable prior year period. The decrease in gross margin was the result of lower margins from Akorn India, which began operations in February 2012 through the acquisition of certain assets from Kilitch Drugs (India) Limited as well as the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in a two week disruption in manufacturing from our Somerset, New Jersey ophthalmic plant.
Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $8.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.7 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $14.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net income of $11.4 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter.
Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2012
Consolidated revenue for the year 2012 was $256.2 million, up 87% over the prior year consolidated revenue of $136.9 million. The increase in consolidated revenue was driven by the Lundbeck, Kilitch and AVR acquisitions, the sale of newly approved and re-launched products, and organic growth of established products, offset by decreases in the US contract services business. The Company launched ten new products in 2012, including vancomycin hydrochloride capsules, latanaprost ophthalmic solution, progesterone capsules, pantoprazole sodium for injection and Td vaccine. Additionally, the Company re-launched eight products in 2012. Consolidated gross margin for 2012 was 58.0% compared to 58.2% in the prior year. In 2012, the revenue from higher margin products acquired from Lundbeck in December 2011 largely offset the lower margins from Akorn India.
Net income for 2012 was $35.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to net income of $43.0 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, in the prior year. Our 2011 net income benefited from a $13.4 million gain on the sale of the Akorn-Strides joint venture as well as a full year income tax benefit of $1.7 million, compared with an effective tax rate in 2012 of 38.5%. Non-GAAP adjusted net income for 2012 was $57.6 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net income of $36.1 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, in the prior year.
Akorn's R&D Pipeline
The Company has 56 ANDAs filed with the FDA with a combined annual addressable IMS market size of approximately $5.8 billion. The Company has completed development work on 10 additional products with a combined annual addressable IMS market size of approximately $0.3 billion and expects to file these products with the FDA shortly.
Fourth Quarter 2012 Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, to discuss fourth quarter 2012 results followed by a Q&A session. The domestic call-in number is 888-438-5448 and the international call-in number is 719-785-1753. The confirmation code for all callers is 3343969. The URL for the webcast is http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=92105. A live broadcast of the conference call will also be available online at www.akorn.com under the Investor Relations tab and available for replay for 30 days.
About Akorn, Inc.
Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of multisource and branded pharmaceuticals. Akorn has manufacturing facilities located in Decatur, Illinois, Somerset, New Jersey and Paonta Sahib, India where the Company manufactures ophthalmic and injectable pharmaceuticals. Additional information is available on the Company's website at www.akorn.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements", including projections of certain measures of Akorn's results of operations, projections of sales, projections of certain charges and expenses, projections related to the number and potential market size of ANDAs and other statements regarding Akorn's goals, regulatory approvals and strategy. Akorn cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: statements relating to future steps we may take, prospective products, future performance or results of current and anticipated products, sales efforts, expenses, the outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings, and financial results. These cautionary statements should be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that may be made by the Company or by persons acting on its behalf and in conjunction with its periodic SEC filings. You are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our reports filed with the SEC. In particular, you should read the discussion in the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as it may be updated in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. That discussion covers certain risks, uncertainties and possibly inaccurate assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially from expected and historical results. Other factors besides those listed there could also adversely affect our results.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to reporting all financial information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Akorn is also reporting Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Since Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share are not GAAP financial measures, they should not be used in isolation or as a substitute for consolidated statements of operations and cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, Akorn's definitions of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share may not be comparable to similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures reported by other companies. For a full reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income to GAAP net income, please see the attachments to this earnings release.
Adjusted EBITDA, as defined by the Company, is calculated as follows:
Net income, plus:
Interest income (expense), net
Provision for income taxes
Depreciation and amortization
Non-cash expenses, such as share-based compensation expense, changes in the fair value of warrants, and deferred financing cost amortization
Other adjustments, such as equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint venture related to the sale of the joint venture's assets, amortization of the fair value adjustment to inventory acquired through business acquisitions, and Kilitch Drugs (India) Limited acquisition related expenses
The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a meaningful indicator, to both Company management and investors, of the past and expected ongoing operating performance of the Company. EBITDA is a commonly used and widely accepted measure of financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA is deemed by the Company to be a useful performance indicator because it includes an add back of non-cash and non-recurring operating expenses which have little to no bearing on cash flows and may be subject to uncontrollable factors not reflective of the Company's true operational performance (i.e. fair value adjustments to the carrying value of stock warrants liability).
Adjusted net income, as defined by the Company, is calculated as follows:
Net income, plus:
The recorded provision for income taxes
Intangible asset amortization
Non-cash expenses, such as non-cash interest, share-based compensation expense, changes in the fair value of warrants, and deferred financing cost amortization
Other adjustments, such as equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint venture related to the sale of the joint venture's assets, amortization of the fair value adjustment to inventory acquired through business acquisitions, and Kilitch Drugs (India) Limited acquisition related expense
Less an estimated cash tax provision, net of the benefit from utilizing NOL carry-forwards.
Adjusted net income per diluted share is equal to Adjusted net income divided by the actual or anticipated diluted share count for the applicable period.
The Company believes that Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted shares are meaningful financial indicators, to both Company management and investors, in that they exclude non-cash income and expense items that have no impact on current or future cash flows, as well as other income and expense items that are not expected to recur and therefore are not reflective of continuing operating performance. Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share provide the Company and investors with income figures that would be expected to be more aligned with cash flows than GAAP net income, which includes a host of non-cash income and expense items.
While the Company uses Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share in managing and analyzing its business and financial condition and believes these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful to investors in evaluating the Company's performance, each of these financial measures has certain shortcomings. Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account the impact of capital expenditures on either the liquidity or the GAAP financial performance of the Company and likewise omits share-based compensation expenses, which may vary over time and may represent a material portion of overall compensation expense. Adjusted net income does not take into account non-cash expenses that reflect the amortization of past expenditures, or include stock-based compensation, which is an important and material element of the Company's compensation package for its directors, officers and other key employees. Due to the inherent limitations of each of these non-GAAP financial measures, the Company's management utilizes comparable GAAP financial measures to evaluate the business in conjunction with Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share and encourages investors to do likewise.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA
THREE MONTHS ENDED
TWELVE MONTHS ENDED
Cost of sales
Selling, general and administrative expenses
Research and development expenses
Amortization of intangibles
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES
Amortization of deferred financing costs
Non-cash interest expense
Interest expense, net
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint venture
Other non-operating expenses
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
Income tax provision (benefit)
NET INCOME PER SHARE:
SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET INCOME PER SHARE:
Foreign currency translation loss
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE DATA
Cash and cash equivalents
Trade accounts receivable, net
Deferred taxes, current
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS:
Product licensing rights, net
Other intangibles, net
Deferred financing costs
Deferred taxes, non-current
TOTAL OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Trade accounts payable
Contingent consideration payable
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
Advance from unconsolidated joint venture
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
Convertible notes due 2016
Purchase consideration payable
Deferred taxes, non-current
Product warranty liability
Lease incentive obligations and Other long-term liabilities
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
Common stock, no par value -- 150,000,000 shares authorized, 95,844,012 and 94,936,282 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively
Warrants to acquire common stock
Accumulated other comprehensive loss