Sarepta Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments

Sarepta Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments




Sarepta Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments

Net product revenues for the fourth quarter 2023 totaled $365.1 million, a 55% increase over the same quarter of the prior year; 2023 net product revenues for the full-year 2023 totaled $1.1 billion, an increase of approximately 36% over the prior year


ELEVIDYS revenues for the quarter totaled $131.2 million and for full-year totaled $200.4 million

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT), the leader in precision genetic medicine for rare diseases, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2023.

We are pleased to report another strong quarter and year of performance serving the patient community. With our three approved PMO therapies, EXONDYS 51, VYONDYS 53 and AMONDYS 45, and supported by the successful launch of our gene therapy, ELEVIDYS, Sarepta’s net product revenue grew 55% in the fourth quarter and 36% for the full year when compared to 2022, as we posted $1.14 billion in full-year net product revenue and we achieved GAAP profitability in the fourth quarter 2023 after achieving profitability on a non-GAAP basis in the third quarter 2023,” said Doug Ingram, president and chief executive officer, Sarepta Therapeutics. “2023 was arguably Sarepta’s most significant year in service of our mission to improve the lives of Duchenne patients. With the acceptance for review of our BLA supplement to expand the ELEVIDYS label, continued performance of our four approved therapies, and as we continue to advance our pipeline, 2024 offers the potential of being the most important year yet for families living with Duchenne and those invested in the improvement of patients’ lives.”

Fourth Quarter 2023 and Recent Developments:

  • Announced U.S. FDA acceptance of an efficacy supplement to expand the ELEVIDYS indication: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted and filed Sarepta’s efficacy supplement to the Biologics License Application (BLA) for ELEVIDYS (delandistrogene moxeparvovec-rokl). The goals of the efficacy supplement are twofold:
  • To expand the labeled indication for ELEVIDYS as follows: “[ELEVIDYS is indicated for] the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients with a confirmed mutation in the DMD gene.”
  • To convert the ELEVIDYS accelerated approval to a traditional approval.

The FDA has granted the efficacy supplement a Priority Review with a review goal date of June 21, 2024. The Agency has also confirmed they are not planning to hold an advisory committee meeting to discuss the supplement.

  • Submitted efficacy supplement to expand the ELEVIDYS label to include Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients without restriction to age or ambulatory status: Submitted an efficacy supplement to the BLA for ELEVIDYS (delandistrogene moxeparvovec-rokl) to expand its labeled indication as follows “[ELEVIDYS is indicated for] the treatment of DMD patients with a confirmed mutation in the DMD gene.” The efficacy supplement is supported by results from EMBARK (Study SRP-9001-301), a global, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 3 clinical study in patients with Duchenne between the ages of 4 through 7 years and data from ENDEAVOR (Study SRP-9001-103), an open label clinical study in patients with Duchenne, that is enrolling patients ages 2 years and older. The supplement was submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a request for Priority Review. Sarepta has also completed the EMBARK postmarketing requirement (PMR) and submitted the PMR to FDA requesting conversion from accelerated approval to traditional approval.
  • Announced positive data from Part B of MOMENTUM, a phase 2 study of SRP-5051 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy amenable to skipping exon 51: Announced positive data from Part B of the MOMENTUM study (Study SRP-5051-201), a global, Phase 2, multi-ascending dose clinical trial of SRP-5051 (vesleteplirsen) that enrolled patients aged 8 to 21 years. SRP-5051 is a next-generation peptide phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer (PPMO) treatment for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are amenable to exon 51 skipping. Data from Part B of MOMENTUM found that at the higher, target dose, approximately 30 mg/kg dosed every four weeks, SRP-5051 resulted in mean dystrophin expression of 5.17%, and mean exon skipping of 11.11% at 28 weeks (n=20). Consistent dystrophin expression was seen in ambulatory (4.76%, n=11) and non-ambulatory (5.67%, n=9) participants at 28 weeks. Hypomagnesemia has previously been identified in patients taking SRP-5051 and was managed and monitored through prophylactic magnesium supplementation as part of the study protocol.
  • Initiated screening in EMERGENE, a phase 3 clinical study of SRP-9003 for the treatment of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2E/R4: Announced that screening is underway in Study SRP-9003-301, also known as EMERGENE. Study 9003-301 is a Phase 3, multi-national, open-label study of SRP-9003 (bidridistrogene xeboparvovec) for the treatment of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy Type 2E (LGMD2E/R4), or beta sarcoglycanopathy. EMERGENE will enroll 15 participants (ambulatory and non-ambulatory), aged 4 and older, and uses commercially representative process SRP-9003 material. The EMERGENE study design incorporates a six-month natural history lead-in. The primary endpoint is expression of beta-sarcoglycan 60 days after dosing. Other endpoints include functional measures through month 60 and safety.

Conference Call

The event will be webcast live under the investor relations section of Sarepta’s website at https://investorrelations.sarepta.com/events-presentations and following the event a replay will be archived there for one year. Interested parties participating by phone will need to register using this online form. After registering for dial-in details, all phone participants will receive an auto-generated e-mail containing a link to the dial-in number along with a personal PIN number to use to access the event by phone.

Financial Results

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, the Company reported a GAAP net income of $45.7 million, or $0.49 per basic and $0.47 per diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $109.2 million reported for the same period of 2022, or $1.24 per basic and diluted share. The non-GAAP net income for the three months ended December 31, 2023 was $86.6 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $53.6 million, or $0.61 per diluted share for the same period of 2022.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, the Company reported a GAAP net loss of $536.0 million, or $5.80 per basic and diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $703.5 million reported for the same period of 2022, or $8.03 per basic and diluted share. The non-GAAP net loss for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 was $59.5 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $290.4 million, or $3.32 per diluted share for the same period of 2022.

Revenues

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, the Company recorded total revenues of $396.8 million, which consist of net product revenues and collaboration and other revenues, compared to total revenues of $258.4 million for the same period of 2022, an increase of $138.4 million. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, the Company recorded total revenues of $1,243.3 million, compared to total revenues of $933.0 million for the same period of 2022, an increase of $310.3 million. The increases primarily reflect increasing demand for EXONDYS 51, AMONDYS 45 and VYONDYS 53 (collectively, the “PMO Products”), as well as $131.2 million and $200.4 million of net product revenues associated with sales of ELEVIDYS during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023, respectively, after its approval in June 2023.

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, the Company recorded net product revenues of $365.1 million, compared to net product revenues of $235.9 million for the same period of 2022, an increase of $129.2 million. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, the Company recorded net product revenues of $1,144.9 million, compared to net product revenues of $843.8 million for the same period of 2022, an increase of $301.1 million. The increases primarily reflect increasing demand for PMO Products, as well as $131.2 million and $200.4 million of net product revenues associated with sales of ELEVIDYS during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023, respectively.

For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023, the Company recognized $31.7 million and $98.5 million of collaboration and other revenues, respectively. For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022, the Company recognized $22.5 million and $89.2 million of collaboration revenue, respectively. For all periods presented, collaboration and other revenues primarily relate to the F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. (Roche) collaboration arrangement. For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023, the Company recognized $9.2 million of contract manufacturing collaboration revenue associated with multiple batches of commercial ELEVIDYS supply delivered to Roche, with no similar activity for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022.

Cost and Expenses

Cost of sales (excluding amortization of in-licensed rights)

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, cost of sales (excluding amortization of in-licensed rights) was $44.2 million, compared to $30.8 million for the same period of 2022, an increase of $13.4 million. The increase in the three months ended December 31, 2023 primarily reflects increasing demand for the Company’s PMO Products, an increase in royalty payments due to ELEVIDYS sales in 2023 with no similar activity in 2022 and write-offs of certain batches of the Company’s products not meeting the Company’s quality specifications for the three months ended December 31, 2023, with no similar activity for the three months ended December 31, 2022.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, cost of sales (excluding amortization of in-licensed rights) was $150.3 million, compared to $140.0 million for the same period of 2022, an increase of $10.3 million. The change for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 primarily reflects increasing demand for the Company’s PMO Products, partially offset by a decrease in write-offs of certain batches of the Company’s products not meeting the Company’s quality specifications for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, as compared to the same period of 2022, as well as a decrease in royalty payments due to changes in the BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BioMarin) royalty terms.

Research and development

Research and development expenses were $195.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023, compared to $213.8 million for the same period of 2022, a decrease of $18.3 million. The decrease in research and development expenses primarily reflects the following:

  • $57.6 million decrease in manufacturing expenses primarily due to an increase in capitalization of commercial batches of ELEVIDYS manufactured after its approval in June 2023;
  • $16.9 million decrease in up-front, milestone and other expenses primarily due to timing and costs related to the execution of certain research and license agreements and achievement of certain milestones year over year;
  • $3.5 million decrease in research and other expenses primarily driven by a decrease in collaboration cost-sharing expenses related to Genethon’s micro-dystrophin drug candidate;
  • $1.6 million increase in pre-clinical expenses primarily due to an increase in toxicology study activity across multiple gene therapy and PPMO platforms;
  • $1.9 million increase in professional service expenses primarily due to clinical consulting fees for various clinical trials sponsored by the Company;
  • $3.2 million increase in stock-based compensation expense primarily due to the achievement of performance conditions related to certain shares with performance conditions (PSUs) during the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 with continuing vesting requirements related to a service condition, as well as changes in headcount and the value of stock awards;
  • $4.8 million increase in facility- and technology-related expenses primarily due to the Company’s continuing expansion efforts;
  • $7.9 million increase in compensation and other personnel expenses primarily due to changes in headcount;
  • $12.0 million increase in clinical trial expenses primarily due to an increased patient enrollment and site activation for the Company’s MOMENTUM and EXPEDITION programs, as well as additional PPMO clinical trials; and
  • $28.2 million decrease in the offset to expense associated with a collaboration reimbursement from Roche primarily due to a decrease in reimbursed cost related to the minimum purchase requirements under the gene therapy manufacturing and supply agreement (the Thermo Agreement) with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (Thermo) for the three months ended December 31, 2022, with no similar activity in 2023, partially offset by the continuing development of the Company’s SRP-9001 gene therapy programs.

Research and development expenses were $877.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, compared to $877.1 million for the same period of 2022, a slight increase of $0.3 million. The increase in research and development expenses primarily reflects the following:

  • $51.5 million increase in clinical trial expenses primarily due to an increased patient enrollment and site activation for the Company’s MIS51ON, MOMENTUM, ENVISION, EMERGENE and EXPEDITION programs, as well as additional PPMO clinical trials;
  • $38.8 million increase in compensation and other personnel expenses primarily due to changes in headcount;
  • $21.2 million increase in stock-based compensation expense primarily due to changes in headcount and the value of stock awards, as well as the achievement of performance conditions related to certain PSUs during the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 with continuing vesting requirements related to a service condition;
  • $18.3 million increase in facility- and technology-related expenses primarily due to the Company’s continuing expansion efforts;
  • $12.0 million increase in research and other expenses primarily driven by an increase in sponsored research with academic institutions during the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and an increase in collaboration cost-sharing expenses related to Genethon’s micro-dystrophin drug candidate;
  • $9.7 million increase in professional service expenses primarily related to the launch of ELEVIDYS prior to its regulatory approval in June 2023;
  • $3.1 million increase in pre-clinical expenses primarily due to an increase in toxicology study activity across multiple gene therapy and PPMO platforms;
  • $21.9 million decrease in up-front, milestone and other expenses, primarily due to timing and costs related to the execution of certain research and license agreements and achievement of certain milestones year over year;
  • $143.7 million decrease in manufacturing expenses primarily due to the capitalization of commercial batches of ELEVIDYS manufactured after its approval in June 2023 and a decrease of $54.0 million related to the minimum purchase requirements under the Thermo Agreement for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022, with no similar activity in the same period of 2023; and
  • $11.3 million decrease in the offset to expense associated with a collaboration reimbursement from Roche primarily due to a decrease in reimbursed cost related to the minimum purchase requirements under the Thermo Agreement for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022, with no similar activity in the same period of 2023, partially offset by the continuing development of the Company’s SRP-9001 gene therapy programs.

Non-GAAP research and development expenses were $165.1 million and $186.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, a decrease of $21.7 million. Non-GAAP research and development expenses were $761.9 million and $784.1 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, a decrease of $22.2 million.

Selling, general and administrative

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $131.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023 compared to $120.5 million for the same period in 2022, an increase of $11.2 million. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses primarily reflects the following:

  • $18.4 million increase in professional service expenses primarily related to the launch of ELEVIDYS and ongoing litigation matters;
  • $7.9 million increase in compensation and other personnel expenses primarily due to changes in headcount;
  • $3.6 million increase in facility- and technology-related expenses primarily due to the Company’s continuing expansion efforts;
  • $7.9 million decrease in stock-based compensation expense primarily related to the execution of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) grant modification agreement in 2022, partially offset by the achievement of performance conditions related to certain PSUs during the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 with continuing vesting requirements related to a service condition, as well as changes in headcount and the value of stock awards; and
  • $10.7 million decrease in other expenses primarily due to timing of charitable contributions.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $481.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, compared to $451.4 million for the same period in 2022, an increase of $30.5 million. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses primarily reflects the following:

  • $60.9 million increase in professional service expenses primarily related to the launch of ELEVIDYS and ongoing litigation matters;
  • $35.2 million increase in compensation and other personnel expenses primarily due to changes in headcount;
  • $10.9 million increase in facility- and technology-related expenses primarily due to the Company’s continuing expansion efforts;
  • $4.6 million decrease in other expenses primarily related to timing of charitable contributions; and
  • $71.7 million decrease in stock-based compensation expense primarily related to the CEO grant modification agreement in 2022, partially offset by the achievement of performance conditions related to certain PSUs during the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 with continuing vesting requirements related to a service condition, as well as changes in headcount and the value of stock awards.

Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses were $105.7 million and $86.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, an increase of $19.1 million. Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses were $372.0 million and $270.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, an increase of $101.7 million.

Amortization of in-licensed rights

For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023, the Company recorded amortization of in-licensed rights of approximately $0.8 million and $1.6 million, respectively. For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022, the Company recorded amortization of in-licensed rights of approximately $0.2 million and $0.7 million, respectively. This is related to the amortization of the in-licensed right assets recognized as a result of agreements the Company entered into with the University of Western Australia, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, BioMarin and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in April 2013, December 2016, July 2017 and May 2018, respectively.

Loss on debt extinguishment

On November 14, 2017, the Company issued $570.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior convertible notes due on November 15, 2024 (2024 Notes). On March 2, 2023, the Company entered into separate, privately negotiated exchange agreements with certain holders of the outstanding 2024 Notes (Exchange Agreements). The Exchange Agreements resulted in a conversion of $313.5 million in aggregate principal value of the 2024 Notes held by the holders (2024 Notes Conversion). In connection with the 2024 Notes Conversion, the Company issued approximately 4.5 million shares of its common stock representing the agreed upon contractual conversion rate under the Exchange Agreements. The conversion was not pursuant to the conversion privileges included in the terms of the debt at issuance and therefore was accounted for as a debt extinguishment. The Company accounted for the debt extinguishment by recognizing the difference between the fair value of the shares of common stock transferred on the conversion date and the net carrying amount of the extinguished debt as a loss on debt extinguishment. The loss incurred on the extinguishment for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 was $387.3 million, inclusive of $6.9 million in third-party debt conversion costs.

Gain from Sale of Priority Review Voucher

In June 2023, the Company entered into an agreement to sell the rare pediatric disease Priority Review Voucher (ELEVIDYS PRV) it received from the FDA in connection with the approval of ELEVIDYS for consideration of $102.0 million, with no commission costs. The transaction was not subject to the conditions set forth under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and closed during June 2023. The net proceeds were recorded as a gain from sale of the ELEVIDYS PRV during the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 as it did not have a carrying value at the time of the sale.

Other income (expense), net

For the three months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, other income, net was $15.7 million and $5.5 million, respectively. The increase was primarily due to an increase in accretion of investment discount, net due to an increase in interest rates. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, other income, net was $33.1 million and other expense, net was $28.3 million, respectively. The change is primarily due to an increase in accretion of investment discount, net and an increase in interest income due to the investment mix of the Company’s investment portfolio and an increase in interest rates, as well as a reduction of interest expense incurred as a result of the repayment of the Company’s December 2019 Term Loan in 2022, partially offset by the impairment of strategic investments and a decrease in gain (loss) on contingent consideration, net.

Income tax (benefit) expense

Income tax benefit for the three months ended December 31, 2023 was approximately $5.3 million. Income tax expense for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 was $15.9 million. Income tax expense for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022 was $7.9 million and $13.5 million, respectively. Income tax (benefit) expense for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023 relates to state, foreign and federal income taxes, while income tax expense for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022 relates to state and foreign income taxes.

Cash, Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Investments

The Company had approximately $1.7 billion in cash, cash equivalents, investments and long-term restricted cash as of December 31, 2023, compared to $2.0 billion as of December 31, 2022. This decrease is driven by cash used to fund the Company’s ongoing operations during 2023.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this press release, the Company has included certain non-GAAP measurements.

Contacts

Investor Contact:
Ian Estepan, 617-274-4052

iestepan@sarepta.com

Media Contact:
Tracy Sorrentino, 617-301-8566

tsorrentino@sarepta.com

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