Acorda Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Acorda Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results




Acorda Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

  • INBRIJA® (levodopa inhalation powder) Q3 2022 U.S. net revenue of $7.8 million; 1% increase over Q3 2021
  • AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Q3 2022 net revenue of $21.1 million; 5% increase over Q3 2021
  • $16.5M award and royalty/supply relief in AMPYRA arbitration case
  • Special Meeting of Stockholders scheduled for November 4, 2022
  • Company will not use shares for December 2022 interest payment on secured debt
  • 2022 guidance reaffirmed, 2023 through 2027 guidance provided

PEARL RIVER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today provided a business update and reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

“The AMPYRA arbitration ruling was a major milestone for Acorda, providing a significant cash infusion and, even more importantly, the ability for us to obtain AMPYRA supply at far more competitive rates. We expect this to significantly enhance the value of this product to the company,” said Ron Cohen, M.D., Acorda’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are also pleased that INBRIJA continued to recover from the impact of the pandemic surge in the first quarter of this year. Independent sources show that INBRIJA is the market leader for on-demand treatments in Parkinson’s disease, with a 67% share. Our highest priority now is to increase the size of the overall on-demand market by educating health care professionals and people with Parkinson’s about how important it is to address OFF periods.”

Regarding the Special Meeting of Stockholders, Dr. Cohen added, “The board of directors and I urge all shareholders to vote FOR Proposal 2, to authorize the reverse stock split, in advance of the meeting on November 4. This is critical to ensure that we are not de-listed from Nasdaq, which could hamper our ability to execute on our business plan and could result in our being in default to our debtholders.”

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, the Company reported INBRIJA worldwide net revenue of $8.8 million, of which $7.8 million was derived from sales in the U.S., a 1% increase compared to the same quarter in 2021. The Company also reported Ex-U.S. INBRIJA net revenue of $1.0 million in the third quarter related to the Esteve launch in Germany.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, the Company reported AMPYRA net revenue of $21.1 million, compared to $20.0 million for the same quarter in 2021. As previously disclosed, AMPYRA lost its exclusivity and generics entered the market in 2018, and the Company expects AMPYRA revenue to continue to decline.

Research and development (R&D) expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 were $1.4 million, including negligible share-based compensation expenses, compared to $1.9 million, including $0.2 million of share-based compensation for the same quarter in 2021.

Sales, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 were $23.0 million, including $0.4 million of share-based compensation, compared to $29.6 million, including $0.6 million of share-based compensation for the same quarter in 2021.

Change in fair value of derivative liability for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 was negligible, compared to $(0.3) million for the same quarter in 2021.

Provision for income taxes for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 was $1.4 million, compared to a benefit from income taxes of $3.1 million for the same quarter in 2021.

The Company reported a GAAP net loss of $13.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, or $0.57 per diluted share. GAAP net loss in the same quarter of 2021 was $27.1 million, or $2.43 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 was $13.3 million, or $0.55 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net loss in the same quarter of 2021 was $15.9 million, or $1.43 per diluted share. This quarterly non-GAAP net loss measure, more fully described below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” excludes share-based compensation charges, non-cash interest charges on our debt, changes in the fair value of acquired contingent consideration, changes in the fair value of derivative liability related to our 2024 convertible senior secured notes, and expenses that pertain to non-routine corporate restructurings. A reconciliation of the GAAP financial results to non-GAAP financial results is included with the attached financial statements.

At September 30, 2022, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash of $34.2 million, compared to $65.2 million at year end 2021. Restricted cash includes $12.4 million in escrow related to the semi-annual interest payment to the holders of its 6.00% convertible senior secured notes (Convertible Notes). Cash at September 30, 2022 does not include the $16.5 million arbitration award, which amount was received in October 2022.

Special Meeting of Stockholders November 4, 2022

Acorda will hold a Special Meeting of Stockholders on Friday, November 4 (the Special Meeting). Acorda’s CEO, board, and the three leading proxy advisory firms recommend that shareholders vote FOR both of the following proposals to be addressed at the meeting:

  • Reverse Stock Split Proposal: To authorize Acorda’s Board of Directors to implement a reverse stock split of its common stock at a ratio of any whole number in the range of 1-for-2 to 1-for-20 within one year of the Special Meeting. This proposal is critical to get Acorda’s stock price above $1.00 per share in order to avoid being delisted from Nasdaq. Delisting could put the company in default to the holders of its Convertible Notes, potentially requiring Acorda to liquidate or file for bankruptcy. In a reverse stock split, shareholders would hold the exact same percentage of Acorda stock, with the same value as they did prior to the split.
  • Adjournment Proposal: To approve one or more adjournments of the Special Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary or appropriate, to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient votes to approve the Reverse Stock Split Proposal at the time of the Special Meeting, or in the absence of a quorum.

AMPYRA Arbitration

On October 16, 2022 we announced that an arbitration panel issued a final decision in a dispute with Alkermes PLC (Nasdaq: ALKS) regarding licensing royalties relating to AMPYRA (dalfampridine). Acorda was awarded $15 million plus prejudgment interest of $1.5 million from Alkermes. In addition, as a result of the panel’s ruling, Acorda will no longer have to pay Alkermes any royalties on net sales for license and supply of AMPYRA, and Acorda is now free to use alternative sources for supply of AMPYRA, which it has already secured.

2022 – 2027 Financial Guidance

For the full year 2022, Acorda continues to expect AMPYRA net revenue to be $68 – $78 million, and adjusted operating expenses to be $110 – $120 million. The financial guidance provided below includes non-GAAP projections of adjusted operating expenses (adjusted OPEX) and adjusted earnings before income taxes depreciation and amortization (adjusted EBITDA), as described below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Guidance

Ranges in

U.S.$M

2022

 

2023

 

2024

 

2025

 

2026

 

2027

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inbrija U.S.

$27.8 – $28.7

 

$37.1 – $41.1

 

$50.1 – $55.3

 

$59.7 – $65.9

 

$64.1 – $70.9

 

$71.4 – $78.9

Inbrija OUS

$2.8 – $2.9

 

$7.3 – $8.1

 

$12.0 – $13.2

 

$22.7 – $25.1

 

$33.1 – $36.6

 

$45.0 – $49.7

Inbrija Sales

$30.6 – $31.6

 

$44.4 – $49.2

 

$62.1 – $68.5

 

$82.4 – $91.0

 

$97.2 – $107.5

 

$116.4 – $128.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ampyra U.S.

$71.4 – $73.6

 

$64.6 – $71.4

 

$61.5 – $68.0

 

$59.5 – $65.8

 

$57.6 – $63.7

 

$55.8 – $61.7

Fampyra Royalty

$12.0 – $12.4

 

$9.5 – $10.5

 

$8.6 – $9.5

 

$7.6 – $8.4

 

$7.6 – $8.4

 

$6.7 – $7.4

Ampyra Sales

$83.4 – $86.0

 

$74.1 – $81.9

 

$70.1 – $77.5

 

$67.1 – $74.2

 

$65.2 – $72.1

 

$62.5 – $69.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCUS Development

$0.0 – $0.0

 

$1.1 – $1.3

 

$1.5 – $1.6

 

$1.5 – $1.6

 

$1.5 – $1.6

 

$1.5 – $1.6

Neurelis Royalty

$2.0 – $2.1

 

$1.7 – $1.9

 

$0.4 – $0.5

 

$0.0 – $0.0

 

$0.0 – $0.0

 

$0.0 – $0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Revenue

$116.0 – $119.7

 

$121.3 – $134.3

 

$134.1 – $148.1

 

$151.0 – $166.8

 

$163.9 – $181.2

 

$180.4 – $199.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted OPEX

$113.7 – $117.1

 

$90.0 – $99.4

 

$90.6 – $100.2

 

$93.5 – $103.3

 

$96.3 – $106.4

 

$99.2 – $109.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$(13.5) – $(13.9)

 

$29.0 – $32.1

 

$40.8 – $45.1

 

$58.3 – $64.5

 

$72.1 – $79.7

 

$89.3 – $98.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ending Cash Balance

$43.2 – $44.5

 

$51.6 – $57.0

 

$72.8 – $80.4

 

$102.2 – $113.0

 

$138.5 – $153.1

 

$183.5 – $202.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flow

$(21.0) – $(21.7)

 

$9.9 – $11.0

 

$21.2 – $23.4

 

$29.4 – $32.5

 

$36.3 – $40.1

 

$45.0 – $49.7

Webcast and Conference Call

The Company will host a webcast in conjunction with its third quarter update and financial results today at 4:30 p.m. ET.

To participate in the Webcast, please use the following registration link:

If you register for the Webcast, you will have the opportunity to submit a written question for the Q&A portion of the presentation. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Webcast details. On the day of the Webcast, you will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the Webcast with the link to join. The presentation will be available on the Investors section of www.acorda.com.

A replay of the call will be available from 7:30 p.m. ET on November 1, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. ET on December 1, 2022. To access the replay, please dial 1 866 813 9403 (domestic) or +44 204 525 0658 (international); reference code 945092. The archived webcast will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Acorda website at www.acorda.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes financial results prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) and also certain historical and forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures. In particular, Acorda has provided non-GAAP net income (loss), adjusted to exclude the items below, and has provided 2022-2027 adjusted operating expense and adjusted EBITDA guidance on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP financial measures are not an alternative for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. However, the Company believes that the presentation of non-GAAP net income (loss), when viewed in conjunction with actual GAAP results, provides investors with a more meaningful understanding of our ongoing and projected operating performance because this measure excludes (i) non-cash compensation charges and benefits that are substantially dependent on changes in the market price of our common stock, (ii) non-cash interest charges related to the accounting for our convertible debt which are in excess of the actual interest expense owing on such convertible debt, as well as non-cash interest related to the Fampyra royalty monetization and acquired Biotie debt, (iii) changes in the fair value of acquired contingent consideration which do not correlate to our actual cash payment obligations in the relevant periods, (iv) expenses that pertain to corporate restructurings which are not routine to the operation of the business, and (v) changes in the fair value of derivative liability relating to the 2024 convertible senior secured notes, which is a non-cash charge and not related to the operation of the business. The Company believes its non-GAAP net income (loss) measure helps indicate underlying trends in the Company’s business and is important in comparing current results with prior period results and understanding the Company’s projected operating performance. In addition, management uses this non-GAAP financial measure to establish budgets and operational goals, to manage the Company’s business, and to evaluate its performance.

In addition to non-GAAP net income (loss), we have provided non-GAAP projections of adjusted OPEX and adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted OPEX includes (i) research and development expenses and (ii) selling, general, and administrative expenses and excludes (i) costs of goods sold, (ii) amortization of intangible assets, (iii) change in fair value of derivative liability, and (iv) change in fair value of acquired contingent liability. Adjusted EBITDA is GAAP net income (loss) before income taxes excluding (i) non-cash compensation charges and benefits that are substantially dependent on changes in the market price of our common stock, (ii) interest due on our convertible debt, (iii) non-cash interest charges related to the accounting for our convertible debt which are in excess of the actual interest expense owing on such convertible debt, as well as non-cash interest related to the Fampyra royalty monetization and acquired Biotie debt, (iv) changes in the fair value of acquired contingent consideration which do not correlate to our actual cash payment obligations in the relevant periods, (v) expenses that pertain to corporate restructurings which are not routine to the operation of the business, and (vi) changes in the fair value of derivative liability relating to the 2024 convertible senior secured notes, which is a non-cash charge and not related to the operation of the business. We are unable to reconcile these forward-looking non-GAAP measures to GAAP due to the forward-looking nature of the adjustments that are needed to determine this information, which includes information regarding future compensation charges, future changes in the market price of our common stock, and changes in the fair value of derivative and contingent liabilities, none of which are available at this time.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not an alternative for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, and the calculation of the non-GAAP financial measures included herein may differ from similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures, when viewed in conjunction with actual GAAP results, provides investors with a more meaningful understanding of our ongoing and projected operating performance because it excludes (i) expenses that pertain to corporate restructurings not routine to the operation of our business, (ii) non-cash charges that are substantially dependent on changes in the market price of our common stock, and (iii) other items as set forth above that are not ascertainable at the present time. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures help indicate underlying trends in the Company’s business and are important in comparing current results with prior period results and understanding expected operating performance. Also, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to establish budgets and operational goals, and to manage the Company’s business and evaluate its performance.

About Acorda Therapeutics

Acorda Therapeutics develops therapies to restore function and improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. INBRIJAis approved for intermittent treatment of OFF episodes in adults with Parkinson’s disease treated with carbidopa/levodopa. INBRIJA is not to be used by patients who take or have taken a nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as phenelzine or tranylcypromine within the last two weeks. INBRIJA utilizes Acorda’s innovative ARCUS® pulmonary delivery system, a technology platform designed to deliver medication through inhalation. Acorda also markets the branded AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, regarding management’s expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects should be considered forward-looking. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including: we may not be able to successfully market AMPYRA, INBRIJA or any other products under development; the COVID-19 pandemic, including related restrictions on in-person interactions and travel, and the potential for illness, quarantines and vaccine mandates affecting our management, employees or consultants or those that work for other companies we rely upon, could have a material adverse effect on our business operations or product sales; our ability to attract and retain key management and other personnel, or maintain access to expert advisors; our ability to raise additional funds to finance our operations, repay outstanding indebtedness or satisfy other obligations, and our ability to control our costs or reduce planned expenditures; risks associated with the trading of our common stock and our credit agreements, including the potential delisting of our common stock from the Nasdaq Global Select Market which could result in a default under the indenture dated as of December 23, 2019 for Acorda’s 6.00% convertible senior secured notes, and could prevent the implementation of our business plan, and the success of actions that we may take, such as a reverse stock split, in order to attempt to maintain such listing and avoid a default; risks related to the successful implementation of our business plan, including the accuracy of its key assumptions; risks related to our corporate restructurings, including our ability to outsource certain operations, realize expected cost savings and maintain the workforce needed for continued operations; risks associated with complex, regulated manufacturing processes for pharmaceuticals, which could affect whether we have sufficient commercial supply of INBRIJA or AMPYRA to meet market demand; our reliance on third-party manufacturers for the timely production of commercial supplies of INBRIJA and AMPYRA; third-party payers (including governmental agencies) may not reimburse for the use of INBRIJA or AMPYRA at acceptable rates or at all and may impose restrictive prior authorization requirements that limit or block prescriptions; reliance on collaborators and distributors to commercialize INBRIJA and AMPYRA outside the U.S.; our ability to satisfy our obligations to distributors and collaboration partners outside the U.S. relating to commercialization and supply of INBRIJA and AMPYRA; competition for INBRIJA and AMPYRA, including increasing competition and accompanying loss of revenues in the U.S. from generic versions of AMPYRA (dalfampridine) following our loss of patent exclusivity; the ability to realize the benefits anticipated from acquisitions because, among other reasons, acquired development programs are generally subject to all the risks inherent in the drug development process and our knowledge of the risks specifically relevant to acquired programs generally improves over time; the risk of unfavorable results from future studies of INBRIJA (levodopa inhalation powder) or from other research and development programs, or any other acquired or in-licensed programs; the occurrence of adverse safety events with our products; the outcome (by judgment or settlement) and costs of legal, administrative or regulatory proceedings, investigations or inspections, including, without limitation, collective, representative or class-action litigation; failure to protect our intellectual property, to defend against the intellectual property claims of others or to obtain third-party intellectual property licenses needed for the commercialization of our products; and failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in adverse action by regulatory agencies.

These and other risks are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We may not actually achieve the goals or plans described in our forward-looking statements, and investors should not place undue reliance on these statements. Forward-looking statements made in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release, except as may be required by law.

The Proxy Statement

On September 22, 2022, the Company filed the Notice of Special Meeting and Proxy Statement (the “Proxy Statement”) and definitive form of proxy card with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with its solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders. On October 7, 2022, the Company filed a Supplement to the Proxy Statement (the “Supplement”). Investors and stockholders are strongly encouraged to read the Proxy Statement and Supplement, the accompanying proxy card, and other documents filed by the Company in their entirety, as they contain important information.

We urge Stockholders to review the Proxy Statement. Stockholders can obtain copies of the Proxy Statement, Supplement, any other amendments or supplements to the Proxy Statement, and other documents filed by the Company with the SEC for no charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies are also available at no charge on the Investors section of our website at www.acorda.com. You may also obtain additional copies of the Proxy Statement and other proxy solicitation materials by contacting our proxy solicitor, D.F. King & Co., Inc., as directed above.

Financial Statements

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data

(in thousands)

 

 

September 30,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

20,696

 

 

$

45,634

 

Restricted cash – short term

 

13,232

 

 

 

13,400

 

Trade receivable, net

 

14,690

 

 

 

17,002

 

Other current assets

 

7,822

 

 

 

7,573

 

Inventories, net

 

15,252

 

 

 

18,548

 

Property and equipment, net

 

2,825

 

 

 

4,382

 

Intangible assets, net

 

312,779

 

 

 

335,980

 

Restricted cash – long term

 

255

 

 

 

6,189

 

Right of use assets, net

 

5,541

 

 

 

6,751

 

Other assets

 

247

 

 

 

11

 

Total assets

$

393,339

 

 

$

455,470

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

$

38,210

 

 

$

39,450

 

Current portion of lease liability

 

1,454

 

 

 

8,186

 

Current portion of royalty liability

 

 

 

 

4,460

 

Current portion of contingent consideration

 

2,359

 

 

 

1,929

 

Convertible senior notes

 

162,760

 

 

 

151,025

 

Derivative liability related to conversion option

 

 

 

 

37

 

Non-current portion of acquired contingent consideration

 

35,241

 

 

 

47,671

 

Non-current portion of lease liability

 

4,612

 

 

 

4,086

 

Non-current portion of loans payable

 

24,929

 

 

 

27,645

 

Deferred tax liability

 

42,228

 

 

 

13,930

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

5,780

 

 

 

5,914

 

Total stockholder’s equity

 

75,766

 

 

 

151,137

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

393,339

 

 

$

455,470

 

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net product revenues

$

29,964

 

 

$

27,851

 

 

$

76,023

 

 

$

81,297

 

Royalty revenues

$

3,047

 

 

$

3,605

 

 

$

10,573

 

 

$

10,807

 

License revenue

$

500

 

 

$

 

 

$

500

 

 

$

 

Total revenues

 

33,511

 

 

 

31,456

 

 

 

87,096

 

 

 

92,104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

11,005

 

 

 

13,303

 

 

 

25,772

 

 

 

36,589

 

Research and development

 

1,383

 

 

 

1,931

 

 

 

4,602

 

 

 

9,054

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

22,997

 

 

 

29,623

 

 

 

80,002

 

 

 

95,959

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

7,691

 

 

 

7,691

 

 

 

23,073

 

 

 

23,073

 

Change in fair value of derivative liability

 

 

 

 

(288

)

 

 

(37

)

 

 

(868

)

Change in fair value of acquired contingent consideration

 

(4,576

)

 

 

2,205

 

 

 

(10,709

)

 

 

(4,224

)

Total operating expenses

 

38,500

 

 

 

54,465

 

 

 

122,703

 

 

 

159,583

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

$

(4,989

)

 

$

(23,009

)

 

$

(35,607

)

 

$

(67,479

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expense, (net)

 

(7,449

)

 

 

(7,167

)

 

 

(21,214

)

 

 

(22,696

)

Loss before income taxes

 

(12,438

)

 

 

(30,176

)

 

 

(56,821

)

 

 

(90,175

)

(Provision for) benefit from income taxes

 

(1,416

)

 

 

3,105

 

 

 

(28,237

)

 

 

6,788

 

Net loss

$

(13,854

)

 

$

(27,071

)

 

$

(85,058

)

 

$

(83,387

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per common share – basic and diluted

$

(0.57

)

 

$

(2.43

)

 

$

(4.69

)

 

$

(8.17

)

Weighted average common shares – basic and diluted

 

24,290

 

 

 

11,131

 

 

 

18,148

 

 

 

10,204

 

Contacts

Tierney Saccavino

(914) 326-5104

tsaccavino@acorda.com

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