Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Highlights Recent Period Activity

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Highlights Recent Period Activity




Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Highlights Recent Period Activity

− Achieved Third Quarter 2022 Global Net Product Revenues of $232 Million for ONPATTRO®, AMVUTTRA®, GIVLAARI®, and OXLUMO®

− Strong First Full Quarter of AMVUTTRA in U.S.: Achieving $25 Million in Net Product Revenues and Driving 30% U.S. Total TTR Growth Compared with Q2 2022 –

− Reported Positive Results from the APOLLO-B Phase 3 Study of Patisiran, and Remains on Track for a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) Submission in Late 2022 –

– Reiterated 2022 Combined Net Product Revenue Guidance of $870-$930 Million –

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, today reported its consolidated financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 and reviewed recent business highlights.

“The third quarter of 2022 was one of strong execution across our commercial and clinical development operations. AMVUTTRA has completed its first full quarter on the market since its U.S. approval and launch in June and is off to a great start, demonstrating the potential of our RNAi therapeutics portfolio in patients with hATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy which achieved 30% U.S. growth compared to Q2. We’re also looking forward to potentially expanding the opportunity for this franchise and are encouraged by the positive APOLLO-B Phase 3 results for patisiran in patients with ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy presented recently. We are on track to submit an sNDA for ONPATTRO by year-end and hope to bring this treatment option to patients in 2023 assuming successful regulatory review and approval,” said Yvonne Greenstreet, MBChB, Chief Executive Officer of Alnylam. “The rest of our pipeline continues to progress well, and we are excited for several important upcoming milestones, including results for a potential biannual dose regimen for vutrisiran, preliminary Phase 1 results for ALN-XDH in patients with gout, completion of enrollment in the KARDIA-2 Phase 2 study of zilebesiran, and initiation of a Phase 1 study of ALN-TTRsc04 in healthy volunteers. We are encouraged by our steady and continuous execution on all fronts, and believe we are on track to achieve our Alnylam P5x25 goals and become a top-tier biotech company.”

Third Quarter 2022 and Recent Significant Corporate Highlights

Commercial Performance

Total TTR: ONPATTRO® (patisiran) & AMVUTTRA® (vutrisiran)

  • Achieved global net product revenues for ONPATTRO and AMVUTTRA for the third quarter of 2022 of $145 million and $25 million, respectively, representing a total TTR increase of 11% compared to Q2 2022, with the U.S. market contributing 30% total TTR growth underpinned by the strength of the AMVUTTRA launch.
  • Attained over 2,580 hATTR amyloidosis patients with polyneuropathy worldwide on commercial treatment with ONPATTRO or AMVUTTRA as of September 30, 2022, up from over 2,400 on commercial ONPATTRO as of June 30, 2022, representing 8% total TTR quarterly growth.
  • Received 475 Start Forms in the U.S. for AMVUTTRA from launch through September 30, 2022, with 46% representing new patients and 54% representing patients switching from ONPATTRO.

GIVLAARI® (givosiran)

  • Achieved global net product revenues for the third quarter of 2022 of $46 million, representing a 1% increase compared to Q2 2022.
  • Attained over 460 patients worldwide on commercial GIVLAARI treatment as of September 30, 2022, up from over 420 commercial patients as of June 30, 2022, representing 10% quarterly growth.

OXLUMO® (lumasiran)

  • Achieved global net product revenues for the third quarter of 2022 of $16 million, representing a 10% increase compared to Q2 2022.
  • Attained over 230 patients worldwide on commercial OXLUMO treatment as of September 30, 2022, up from over 200 commercial patients as of June 30, 2022, representing 15% quarterly growth.

Leqvio® (inclisiran)

  • Launch in the U.S. and other markets is ongoing, with focus on patient onboarding, removing access hurdles and enhancing medical education.

R&D Highlights

Patisiran (the non-proprietary name for ONPATTRO), in development for the treatment of ATTR amyloidosis.

  • Reported positive results from the APOLLO-B Phase 3 study in patients with ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy. The Company remains on track to submit an sNDA for review by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by year-end.

Vutrisiran (the non-proprietary name for AMVUTTRA), in development for the treatment of ATTR amyloidosis.

  • Received marketing authorization for AMVUTTRA for the treatment of hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 or stage 2 polyneuropathy in Europe and the UK, as well as approval for transthyretin (TTR) type familial amyloidosis with polyneuropathy in Japan.
  • Alnylam announces today that it does not plan to conduct the optional interim analysis for the HELIOS-B Phase 3 study in patients with ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy. The study remains on track for topline results in early 2024.
  • The Company also announces today that it is considering options for the best path toward advancing an RNAi therapeutic for the treatment of Stargardt Disease. At this time, it will not initiate a Phase 3 study of vutrisiran in Stargardt Disease in late 2022, as previously guided, as it continues to evaluate the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Lumasiran (the non-proprietary name for OXLUMO), for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), and in development for the treatment of recurrent kidney stone disease.

  • Based on the successful outcome of the ILLUMINATE-C study in children and adults with advanced PH1, received approval from the U.S. FDA of an sNDA for OXLUMO, expanding the indication for the treatment of PH1 to lower urinary oxalate and plasma oxalate levels in pediatric and adult patients, and received approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of a Type II variation to include the ILLUMINATE-C data in the label.

Cemdisiran, in development for the treatment of complement-mediated diseases, in collaboration with Regeneron.

  • Reported positive results from the Phase 2 study in patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN).
  • Alnylam is working with Regeneron to finalize plans for the Phase 3 clinical development of cemdisiran in IgAN.

Early- and mid-stage investigational RNAi therapeutic pipeline programs and RNAi platform

  • Published preclinical results in Nature Biotechnology based on novel conjugate technology facilitating delivery of siRNA to the CNS and other extrahepatic tissues.
  • Vir Biotechnology announced that the first patient has been dosed in the Phase 2 SOLSTICE clinical trial evaluating ALN-HBV02 (VIR-2218) and VIR-3434 as monotherapy and in combination for the treatment of people living with chronic hepatitis D virus (HDV), which occurs as a simultaneous co-infection or super-infection alongside hepatitis B virus (HBV).
  • Published research findings in Nature Communications identifying mutations in the INHBE gene associated with protection against abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome.
  • Reported preliminary data from the ongoing Phase 1 study of ALN-HSD, in development for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
  • Alnylam announces today that enrollment and dose escalation continue in the Phase 1 study of ALN-APP in patients with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, in collaboration with Regeneron, and initial results are now expected in early 2023.
  • Filed a Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for ALN-TTRsc04, the first clinical program from the Company’s IKARIA™ platform, aimed at achieving an annual dosing regimen with highly potent and reversible effects of TTR lowering.

Additional Business Updates

  • Appointed Piyush Sharma as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Evan Lippman as Chief Corporate Development and Strategy Officer.
  • Issued $1,035 million convertible senior notes with proceeds primarily used to pay down Blackstone $700 million credit facility and approximately $200 million in prepayment premiums under the credit facility, the purchase of capped call transactions, and underwriter fees.
  • Ranked #1 on Fast Company’s fourth annual list of Best Workplaces for Innovators.
  • Named a Top Place to Work for Women by Fortune magazine.

Upcoming Events

In late 2022, Alnylam intends to:

  • Present a review of its pipeline and platform activities at its upcoming R&D Day being held virtually on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
  • Submit an sNDA to the FDA for review for ONPATTRO for the treatment of patients with ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy.
  • Report results on a biannual dose regimen for vutrisiran.
  • Initiate a Phase 1 study for ALN-TTRsc04 in healthy volunteers.
  • Complete enrollment in the Phase 2 study of lumasiran in patients with recurrent renal stones.
  • Complete enrollment in the KARDIA-2 Phase 2 study of zilebesiran (at or around year-end).
  • Report preliminary results from the Phase 1 study of ALN-XDH in patients with gout.
  • Submit CTA filings for ALN-KHK for the treatment of metabolic liver disease, including diabetes, and in collaboration with its partner Regeneron, submit an IND for ALN-PNP for the treatment of NASH.

Financial Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2022

Financial Highlights

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Net product revenues

$

232,267

 

 

$

167,044

 

Net revenue from collaborations

$

29,297

 

 

$

20,136

 

Royalty revenue

$

2,742

 

 

$

453

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Operating loss

$

(258,040

)

 

$

(181,677

)

Non-GAAP Operating loss

$

(129,922

)

 

$

(148,310

)

 

 

 

 

GAAP Other expense, net

$

(147,903

)

 

$

(22,559

)

Non-GAAP Other expense, net

$

(63,467

)

 

$

(41,250

)

 

 

 

 

GAAP Net loss

$

(405,920

)

 

$

(204,514

)

Non-GAAP Net loss

$

(193,366

)

 

$

(189,838

)

 

 

 

 

GAAP Net loss per common share – basic and diluted

$

(3.32

)

 

$

(1.72

)

Non-GAAP Net loss per common share – basic and diluted

$

(1.58

)

 

$

(1.59

)

Net Product Revenues

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

Year over Year %

Growth

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

As Reported

 

At CER*

ONPATTRO net product revenues

$

144,950

 

$

120,317

 

20

%

 

31

%

AMVUTTRA net product revenues

 

25,229

 

—-

 

N/A

 

N/A

Total TTR net product revenues

 

170,179

 

 

120,317

 

41

%

 

52

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIVLAARI net product revenues

 

45,659

 

 

31,833

 

43

%

 

50

%

OXLUMO net product revenues

 

16,429

 

 

14,894

 

10

%

 

20

%

Total net product revenues

$

232,267

 

$

167,044

 

39

%

 

49

%

* CER = Constant Exchange Rate, representing growth calculated as if the exchange rates had remained unchanged from those used in the third quarter 2021. CER is a Non-GAAP measure.

  • Net product revenues increased 39% at actual currency during the third quarter of 2022, as compared to the prior year, and 49% at CER. The increase is primarily due to increased patients on ONPATTRO, AMVUTTRA, GIVLAARI, and OXLUMO.

Net Revenues from Collaborations

  • Net revenues from collaborations increased 45% during the third quarter 2022, as compared to the prior year, primarily due to an increase in revenue from our collaboration with Regeneron resulting from the timing of reimbursable activities.

Operating Expenses

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

(in thousands)

 

2022

 

 

2021

GAAP research and development expenses

$

245,371

 

$

194,572

Non-GAAP research and development expenses

$

192,409

 

$

182,155

 

 

 

 

GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses

$

235,859

 

$

142,075

Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses

$

160,703

 

$

121,125

Research & Development (R&D) Expenses

  • GAAP and non-GAAP R&D expenses increased during the third quarter 2022, as compared to the prior year, primarily due to increases in headcount to support our R&D pipeline and development expenses associated with the KARDIA-1 and KARDIA-2 zilebesiran Phase 2 studies, offset by a decrease in the cost of clinical batches manufactured during the quarter. GAAP R&D expenses further increased due to increased stock-based compensation expense related to the accounting for certain performance-based awards that vested during the period.

Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) Expenses

  • GAAP and non-GAAP SG&A expenses increased during the third quarter 2022, as compared to the prior year, primarily due to increased headcount and other strategic investments in support of the U.S. AMVUTTRA launch and other corporate purposes. GAAP SG&A expenses further increased due to stock-based compensation expense related to the accounting for certain performance-based awards that vested during the period.

Other Financial Highlights

  • GAAP Other expense, net, increased during the third quarter 2022 as compared to the prior year, primarily due to a $77 million loss on the extinguishment of the Blackstone credit agreement and a $25 million loss from the fair value adjustment on the development derivative liability.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $2.27 billion as of September 30, 2022 compared to $2.44 billion as of December 31, 2021 with the decrease primarily due to our year-to-date operating loss in 2022. This decrease was largely offset by approximately $200 million received from employee option award exercises and approximately $135 million received from the issuance of convertible debt, net of repayment of borrowings, inclusive of prepayment premiums under the credit facility, the purchase of capped call transactions, and underwriter fees.

A reconciliation of our GAAP to non-GAAP results for the current quarter is included in the tables of this press release.

2022 Updated Financial Guidance

Full year 2022 financial guidance has been updated as follows:

 

Provided

4/28/20221

Updated

10/27/20222

Combined net product revenues for ONPATTRO, GIVLAARI, OXLUMO and AMVUTTRA

$870 million –

$930 million

Unchanged

Net revenues from collaborations and royalties

$175 million –

$225 million

$100 million –

$150 million

GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses

$1,620 million –

$1,700 million

Unchanged

Non-GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses3

$1,390 million –

$1,450 million

Unchanged

 

1 Prior FY 2022 guidance utilized April 18, 2022 FX rates of: 1 EUR = 1.08 USD; 1 GBP = 1.31 USD; 1 CHF = 1.06 USD; 1 CAD = 0.79 USD, 1 USD = 126 JPY

2 Updated FY 2022 guidance utilizes September 27, 2022 FX rates of: 1 EUR = 0.96 USD; 1 GBP = 1.08 USD; 1 CHF = 1.01 USD; 1 CAD = 0.73 USD, 1 USD = 145 JPY

3 Primarily excludes $230-$250 million of stock-based compensation expense from estimated GAAP R&D and SG&A expenses.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including expenses adjusted to exclude certain non-cash expenses and non-recurring gains outside the ordinary course of the Company’s business. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

The items included in GAAP presentations but excluded for purposes of determining non-GAAP financial measures for the periods presented in this press release are stock-based compensation expenses, realized and unrealized (gains) losses on marketable equity securities and loss on the extinguishment of debt. The Company has excluded the impact of stock-based compensation expense, which may fluctuate from period to period based on factors including the variability associated with performance-based grants for stock options and restricted stock units and changes in the Company’s stock price, which impacts the fair value of these awards. The Company has excluded the impact of the realized and unrealized (gains) losses on marketable equity securities because the Company does not believe these adjustments accurately reflect the performance of the Company’s ongoing operations for the period in which such gains or losses are reported, as their sole purpose is to adjust amounts on the balance sheet. The Company has excluded the loss on the extinguishment of debt because the Company believes the item is a non-recurring transaction outside the ordinary course of the Company’s business.

Percentage changes in revenue growth at CER are presented excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates for investors to understand the underlying business performance. The current period’s foreign currency revenue values are converted into U.S. dollars using the average exchange rates from the prior period.

The Company believes the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to management and investors regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. When GAAP financial measures are viewed in conjunction with non-GAAP financial measures, investors are provided with a more meaningful understanding of the Company’s ongoing operating performance and are better able to compare the Company’s performance between periods. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are among those indicators the Company uses as a basis for evaluating performance, allocating resources and planning and forecasting future periods. Non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP measures is provided later in this press release.

Conference Call Information

Management will provide an update on the Company and discuss third quarter 2022 results as well as expectations for the future via conference call on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 8:30 am ET. To access the call, please register online at https://register.vevent.com/register/BI1581caadac4f4c80820e2eb8a001b2c3. Participants are requested to register at a minimum 15 minutes before the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available two hours after the call and archived on the same web page for six months.

A live audio webcast of the call will be available on the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.alnylam.com/events. An archived webcast will be available on the Alnylam website approximately two hours after the event.

About ONPATTRO® (patisiran)

ONPATTRO is an RNAi therapeutic that is approved in the United States and Canada for the treatment of the polyneuropathy of hATTR amyloidosis in adults. ONPATTRO is also approved in the European Union, Switzerland and Brazil for the treatment of hATTR amyloidosis in adults with Stage 1 or Stage 2 polyneuropathy, and in Japan for the treatment of hATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy. ONPATTRO is an intravenously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting transthyretin (TTR). It is designed to target and silence TTR messenger RNA, thereby reducing the production of TTR protein before it is made. Reducing the pathogenic protein leads to a reduction in amyloid deposits in tissues. For more information about ONPATTRO, including full Prescribing Information, visit ONPATTRO.com.

About GIVLAARI® (givosiran)

GIVLAARI is an RNAi therapeutic targeting aminolevulinic acid synthase 1 (ALAS1) approved in the United States and Brazil for the treatment of adults with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP). GIVLAARI is also approved in the European Union for the treatment of AHP in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older. In the pivotal study, givosiran was shown to significantly reduce the rate of porphyria attacks that required hospitalizations, urgent healthcare visits or intravenous hemin administration at home compared to placebo. GIVLAARI is Alnylam’s first commercially available therapeutic based on its Enhanced Stabilization Chemistry ESC-GalNAc conjugate technology to increase potency and durability. GIVLAARI is administered via subcutaneous injection once monthly at a dose based on actual body weight and should be administered by a healthcare professional. GIVLAARI works by specifically reducing elevated levels of ALAS1 messenger RNA (mRNA), leading to reduction of toxins associated with attacks and other disease manifestations of AHP. For more information about GIVLAARI, including the full U.S. Prescribing Information, visit GIVLAARI.com.

About OXLUMO® (lumasiran)

OXLUMO (lumasiran) is an RNAi therapeutic targeting hydroxyacid oxidase 1 (HAO1). HAO1 encodes glycolate oxidase (GO). Thus, by silencing HAO1 and depleting the GO enzyme, OXLUMO inhibits production of oxalate – the metabolite that directly contributes to the pathophysiology of PH1. OXLUMO utilizes Alnylam’s Enhanced Stabilization Chemistry (ESC)-GalNAc-conjugate technology, which enables subcutaneous dosing with increased potency and durability and a wide therapeutic index. OXLUMO has received regulatory approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) to lower urinary and plasma oxalate levels in pediatric and adult patients and from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of PH1 in all age groups. In the pivotal ILLUMINATE-A study, OXLUMO was shown to significantly reduce levels of urinary oxalate relative to placebo, with the majority of patients reaching normal or near-normal levels. In the ILLUMINATE-B pediatric Phase 3 study, OXLUMO demonstrated an efficacy and safety profile consistent to that observed in ILLUMINATE-A. In the ILLUMINATE-C study, OXLUMO resulted in substantial reductions in plasma oxalate in patients with advanced PH1. Across all three studies, injection site reactions (ISRs) were the most common drug-related adverse reaction. OXLUMO is administered via subcutaneous injection once monthly for three months, then once quarterly beginning one month after the last loading dose at a dose based on actual body weight. For patients who weigh less than 10 kg, ongoing dosing remains monthly. OXLUMO should be administered by a healthcare professional. For more information about OXLUMO, including the full U.S. Prescribing Information, visit OXLUMO.com.

About AMVUTTRA® (vutrisiran)

AMVUTTRA® (vutrisiran) is an RNAi therapeutic approved in the United States for the treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis in adults. It is a double‑stranded small interfering RNA (siRNA) that targets mutant and wild‑type transthyretin (TTR) messenger RNA (mRNA). Using Alnylam’s Enhanced Stabilization Chemistry (ESC)-GalNAc-conjugate delivery platform, AMVUTTRA is designed for increased potency and high metabolic stability to allow for subcutaneous injection once every three months (quarterly). Results from the pivotal HELIOS-A Phase 3 study demonstrate AMVUTTRA rapidly reduces serum TTR levels, has the potential to reverse neuropathy impairment relative to baseline and improves other key measures of disease burden relative to external placebo in patients with the polyneuropathy of hATTR amyloidosis. For more information about AMVUTTRA, including the full U.S. Prescribing Information, visit AMVUTTRA.com.

About LNP Technology

Alnylam has licenses to Arbutus Biopharma LNP intellectual property for use in RNAi therapeutic products using LNP technology.

About RNAi

RNAi (RNA interference) is a natural cellular process of gene silencing that represents one of the most promising and rapidly advancing frontiers in biology and drug development today. Its discovery has been heralded as “a major scientific breakthrough that happens once every decade or so,” and was recognized with the award of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. By harnessing the natural biological process of RNAi occurring in our cells, a new class of medicines known as RNAi therapeutics is now a reality. Small interfering RNA (siRNA), the molecules that mediate RNAi and comprise Alnylam’s RNAi therapeutic platform, function upstream of today’s medicines by potently silencing messenger RNA (mRNA) – the genetic precursors – that encode for disease-causing or disease pathway proteins, thus preventing them from being made.

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