SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 9, 2022
Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
|9715 Key West Ave|
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (301) 838-2500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share||SUPN||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 9, 2022, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Supernus” or the “Company”) issued a press release regarding its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. A copy of this press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
As previously announced, Supernus is hosting a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, March 9, 2022, to present the business and financial results. A live webcast is available at www.supernus.com. The webcast will be archived on the Company’s website for 60 days following the live call.
The information in this Item 2.02 (including Exhibit 99.1) is being “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, whether made before or after the date of this report, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” that do not convey historical information, but relate to predicted or potential future events, such as statements of our plans, strategies and intentions. These statements can often be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “should,” or “anticipate” or similar terminology. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this Current Report on Form 8-K are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Except for Supernus’ ongoing obligations to disclose material information under the federal securities laws, Supernus undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In addition to the risks and uncertainties of ordinary business operations and conditions in the general economy and the markets in which Supernus competes, the forward-looking statements of Supernus contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K are also subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in Supernus’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 which the Company filed on April 13, 2022, and other risk factors set forth from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits*.
Exhibit 104 — The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.
* The information furnished under Item 2.02 and Item 9.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibits, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to liabilities under that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any registration statement or other filings of the Company under the Securities act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
| ||SUPERNUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
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|DATED: May 9, 2022||By:||/s/ Timothy Dec|
| || ||Timothy Dec|
| || ||Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer|
Supernus Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
•First quarter 2022 total revenues of $152.5 million, a 16% increase compared to first quarter 2021
•First quarter 2022 net earnings and diluted earnings per share (GAAP) were $25.6 million and $0.43, respectively
•First quarter 2022 GAAP operating income of $2.0 million; first quarter 2022 non-GAAP operating income of $28.0 million
•U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Qelbree® for the treatment of ADHD in adults
•Qelbree continued its growth trajectory, with 47,324 prescriptions in first quarter 2022, a 38% increase compared to fourth quarter 2021
•GOCOVRI® prescriptions in first quarter 2022 reached 10,736, a 23% growth compared to first quarter 2021
ROCKVILLE, MD, May 9, 2022 – Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUPN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today announced preliminary financial results for the first quarter of 2022, and associated Company developments.
Qelbree Launch Update
•Total IQVIA prescriptions were 47,324 in the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 38% compared to total prescriptions of 34,328 in the fourth quarter of 2021. In March 2022, the most recent month available, total prescriptions reached 18,380.
•Qelbree continues to expand its base of prescribers, with approximately 6,900 prescribers in the first quarter of 2022, up from 5,600 prescribers from the fourth quarter of 2021.
•Continued progress in securing and improving managed care coverage.
•At the end of April 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Qelbree for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. Supernus is expecting to launch Qelbree for adult patients by the end of May 2022. According to recent IQVIA Xponent® 52-week data, prescriptions for the adult market represented approximately 68% of the total ADHD market.
Product Pipeline Update
SPN-830 (apomorphine infusion device) - Continuous treatment of motor fluctuations (“off” episodes) in Parkinson's disease (PD)
•The Company will continue to work closely with the FDA as it reviews the New Drug Application (NDA) resubmission for SPN-830 for the continuous treatment of motor fluctuations (“off” episodes) in Parkinson’s disease. The Company is preparing for the commercial launch of SPN-830 in the first quarter of 2023, assuming timely approval by the FDA. The FDA has established a PDUFA target action date in early October 2022.
SPN-820 - Novel first-in-class activator of mTORC1
•The Company continues to enroll patients in a Phase II multi-center, randomized double-blind placebo-controlled parallel design study of SPN-820 in adults with treatment-resistant depression. The study will examine the efficacy and safety of SPN-820 over a course of five weeks of treatment in approximately 270 patients. The primary outcome measure is the change from baseline to end of treatment period on the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) Total Score, a standard depression rating scale.
SPN-817 – A novel product candidate for the treatment of epilepsy
•An open-label Phase II clinical study of SPN-817 in patients with treatment-resistant seizures is expected to start in the second half of 2022.
Net Product Sales
For the first quarter 2022, net product sales were $147.5 million, a 15% increase over $128.4 million for the same period in 2021. The increase was primarily due to net product sales of GOCOVRI from the Adamas acquisition in November 2021 (Adamas Acquisition) and growth in net product sales of Qelbree that was launched in the second quarter of 2021.
|Net Product Sales||Three Months ended March 31,|
|($ in millions)||2022||2021||Change %|
|Trokendi XR®||$||62.8 ||$||71.8 ||(13)||%|
|Oxtellar XR®||27.5 ||27.4 ||**|
|GOCOVRI||22.6 ||— ||**|
|APOKYN®||18.5 ||21.7 ||(15)||%|
|Qelbree||8.3 ||— ||**|
|7.8 ||7.5 ||4 ||%|
|Net Product Sales||$||147.5 ||$||128.4 ||15 ||%|
(1) Includes net product sales of MYOBLOC®, XADAGO® and Osmolex ER®.
Operating earnings (GAAP and non-GAAP)
First quarter 2022 operating earnings (GAAP) was $2.0 million, as compared to $13.2 million for the same period in 2021. The decrease is primarily due to amortization of acquired intangible assets from the Adamas Acquisition. First quarter 2022 adjusted operating earnings (non-GAAP) was $28.0 million, an increase of 11% compared to $25.2 million in the first quarter of 2021.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjustments
An itemized reconciliation between operating earnings on a GAAP basis and operating earnings on a non-GAAP basis is as follows:
|(in millions)||Three Months ended|
March 31, 2022
|Three Months ended|
March 31, 2021
|Operating earnings - As Reported (GAAP)||$||2.0 ||$||13.2 |
|Amortization of intangible assets||20.6 ||6.0 |
|Share-based compensation||4.0 ||4.4 |
|Contingent consideration||0.7 ||1.0 |
|Depreciation||0.7 ||0.6 |
|Operating earnings - As Adjusted (non-GAAP)||$||28.0 ||$||25.2 |
Non-GAAP operating earnings adjusts for non-cash items including amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation expense, change in fair value of contingent consideration, and depreciation. Included in the amortization of intangible assets for the first quarter of 2022 is amortization of acquired intangible assets from the Adamas Acquisition in November 2021.
Net earnings (GAAP)
First quarter 2022 net earnings and diluted earnings per share (GAAP) were $25.6 million and $0.43, respectively, as compared to $5.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the same period in 2021.
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities
At March 31, 2022, the Company’s cash, cash equivalents, current and long-term marketable securities are approximately $437.5 million, compared to $458.8 million as of December 31, 2021. This decrease is primarily due to milestone payments associated with the 2020 USWM acquisition and transition expense payments related to the Adamas acquisition, partially offsetting cash generated from operations.
Full Year 2022 Financial Guidance (GAAP)
For full year 2022, the Company reiterates its prior financial guidance as set forth below:
|Amount ($ in millions)|
Total revenues (1)
$640 - $680
|Combined R&D and SG&A expenses||$460 - $490|
Operating earnings (2)
|$20 - $40|
(1) Includes net product sales and royalty revenue.
(2) Includes amortization of intangible assets and contingent consideration expense (gain).
Full Year 2022 Financial Guidance - GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjustments
An itemized reconciliation between projected operating earnings on a GAAP basis and projected operating earnings on a non-GAAP basis is as follows:
|Amount ($ in millions)|
|Operating earnings - GAAP||$20 - $40|
|Amortization of intangible assets||$80 - $85|
|Share-based compensation||$20 - $25|
|Contingent consideration||$8 - $12|
|Depreciation ||$2 - $3|
|Operating earnings - non-GAAP||$130 - $165|
Non-GAAP Financial Information
This press release contains a financial measure, non-GAAP operating earnings, which does not comply with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The non-GAAP financial measure should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or in isolation from, or superior to measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP operating earnings adjust for non-cash share-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, and accretion of contingent consideration, and for factors that are unusual, non-recurring or unpredictable, and exclude those costs, expenses, and other specified items presented in the reconciliation tables in this press release. We believe the use of non-GAAP operating earnings is useful supplemental information to investors regarding the Company’s results of operations and assist management, analysts, and investors in evaluating the performance of the business. There are limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Including such measures may not be entirely comparable to similarly titled measures used by other
companies, may not reflect all items of income and expense, as applicable, that affect our operations, potential differences among calculation methodologies, may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore comparability may be limited. We mitigate these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation. The Company’s 2022 financial guidance is also being provided on both a reported and a non-GAAP basis.
Conference Call Details
Supernus will host a conference call and webcast today, May 9, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results.
Please refer to the information below for conference call dial-in information and webcast registration. Callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.
|Conference dial-in:||(877) 288-1043|
|International dial-in:||(970) 315-0267|
|Conference Call Name:|
Supernus Pharmaceuticals First Quarter 2022 Financial Results Conference Call
Following the live call, a replay will be available on the Company's website, www.supernus.com, under “Investor Relations”.
About Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Supernus Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases.
Our diverse neuroscience portfolio includes approved treatments for epilepsy, migraine, ADHD, hypomobility in PD, cervical dystonia, chronic sialorrhea, dyskinesia in PD patients receiving levodopa-based therapy, and drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions in adult patients. We are developing a broad range of novel CNS product candidates including new potential treatments for hypomobility in PD, epilepsy, depression, and other CNS disorders.
For more information, please visit www.supernus.com.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements do not convey historical information but relate to predicted or potential future events that are based upon management's current expectations. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. In addition to the factors mentioned in this press release, such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to sustain and increase its profitability; the Company’s ability to raise sufficient capital to fully implement its corporate strategy; the implementation of the Company’s corporate strategy; the Company’s future financial performance and projected expenditures; the Company’s ability to increase the number of prescriptions written for each of its products; the Company’s ability to increase its net revenue; the Company’s ability to commercialize its products including Qelbree; the Company’s ability to enter into future collaborations with pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions or to obtain funding from government agencies; the Company’s product research and development activities, including the timing and progress of the Company’s clinical trials, and projected expenditures; the Company’s ability to receive, and the timing of any receipt of, regulatory approvals to develop and commercialize the Company’s product candidates; the Company’s ability to protect its intellectual property and operate its business without infringing upon the intellectual property rights of others; the Company’s expectations regarding federal, state and foreign regulatory requirements; the therapeutic benefits, effectiveness and safety of the Company’s product candidates; the accuracy of the Company’s estimates of the size and characteristics of the markets that may be addressed by its product candidates; the Company’s ability to increase its manufacturing capabilities for its products and product candidates; the Company’s projected markets and growth in markets; the Company’s product formulations and patient needs and potential funding sources; the Company’s staffing needs; the Company’s ability to increase the number of prescriptions written for each of its products and the products of Adamas; the Company’s ability to increase its net revenue from its products and the products of Adamas; and other risk factors set forth from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.
Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||115,715 ||$||203,434 |
|Marketable securities||196,485 ||136,246 |
|Accounts receivable, net||145,149 ||148,932 |
|Inventories, net||88,795 ||85,959 |
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||22,372 ||27,019 |
|Total current assets||568,516 ||601,590 |
|Long term marketable securities||125,337 ||119,166 |
|Property and equipment, net||17,215 ||16,955 |
|Intangible assets, net||764,049 ||784,693 |
|Goodwill||115,414 ||117,516 |
|Other assets||48,986 ||49,232 |
|Total assets||$||1,639,517 ||$||1,689,152 |
|Liabilities and stockholders’ equity|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||89,432 ||$||117,683 |
|Accrued product returns and rebates||140,181 ||132,724 |
|Contingent consideration, current portion||46,890 ||44,840 |
|Other current liabilities||8,055 ||20,132 |
|Total current liabilities||284,558 ||315,379 |
|Convertible notes, net||400,382 ||379,252 |
|Contingent consideration, long term||9,252 ||35,637 |
|Operating lease liabilities, long term||39,891 ||41,298 |
|Deferred income tax liabilities||62,843 ||85,355 |
|Other liabilities||14,145 ||16,380 |
|Total liabilities||811,071 ||873,301 |
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 130,000,000 shares authorized; 53,386,305 and 53,256,094 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
|53 ||53 |
|Additional paid-in capital||383,016 ||434,337 |
|Accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss), net of tax||(773)||1,539 |
|Retained earnings||446,150 ||379,922 |
|Total stockholders’ equity||828,446 ||815,851 |
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||1,639,517 ||$||1,689,152 |
Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
|Three Months ended|
|Net product sales||$||147,464 ||$||128,381 |
|Royalty revenues||5,042 ||2,551 |
|Total revenues||152,506 ||130,932 |
|Costs and expenses|
Cost of goods sold (a)
|17,932 ||14,954 |
|Research and development||20,839 ||34,280 |
|Selling, general and administrative||90,459 ||61,457 |
|Amortization of intangible assets||20,644 ||6,007 |
|Contingent consideration expense||665 ||1,020 |
|Total costs and expenses||150,539 ||117,718 |
|Operating earnings||1,967 ||13,214 |
|Other income (expense)|
|Interest and other income, net||14,698 ||3,812 |
|Total other income (expense)||12,756 ||(2,285)|
|Earnings before income taxes||14,723 ||10,929 |
|Income tax benefit (expense)||10,893 ||(5,235)|
|Net earnings||$||25,616 ||$||5,694 |
|Earnings per share|
|Basic||$||0.48 ||$||0.11 |
|Diluted||$||0.43 ||$||0.11 |
|Weighted-average shares outstanding|
|Basic||53,330,837 ||52,927,467 |
|Diluted||61,406,555 ||54,196,971 |
(a) Excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets
Jack A. Khattar, President and CEO
Timothy C. Dec, Senior Vice President and CFO
Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tel: (301) 838-2591
Office: (443) 213-0505
Mobile: (443) 377-4767