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Kamada Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018

  • Total Revenues for Fiscal 2018 were $114.5 Million, up 11% Over Fiscal 2017; In-line with Recently Provided 2018 Expected Revenues of $113 Million and $115 Million 
  • Full-Year Proprietary Products Revenues up 14% Year-Over-Year
  • Gross Profit for 2018 Grew 29% Year-Over-Year
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $23.9 Million in 2018, an Increase of 109% Compared to $11.5 Million in 2017
  • Reiterating Full-Year 2019 Total Revenue Guidance of $125 Million to $130 Million

REHOVOT, Israel, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA) (KMDA.TA), a plasma-derived protein therapeutics company, today announced financial results for the three and 12-months ended December 31, 2018.

“We are very pleased with the strength demonstrated in our business during 2018,” said Amir London, Kamada’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our strong performance in the fourth quarter drove full-year 2018 total revenues to $114.5 million, an increase of 11 percent compared to full-year 2017. The growth in 2018 was primarily driven by the successful launch and strong sales in the U.S. of KedRAB®, our anti-rabies IgG product. Our overall business continues to thrive due to our successful strategic collaborations, robust operating systems and the proficiency demonstrated by our industry leading team. From a profitability perspective, 2018 was a record-breaking year for Kamada, with $19.2 million in operating income, and $23.9 million in adjusted EBITDA.”

“With the expected continued growth of GLASSIA® and KedRAB in the U.S, we are well-positioned to drive further achievements in our business in 2019. As such, we are reiterating our full-year 2019 total revenue guidance of $125 million to $130 million, which would represent another strong year of double-digit percentage growth over full-year 2018. Looking further ahead, our supply agreement with Shire, now part of Takeda, currently extends through the end of 2020, followed by an expected flow of future royalties over the next 20 years,” continued Mr. London.

“In addition to our strong commercial performance, our clinical development pipeline continues to advance, creating multiple key long-term catalysts for Kamada. We have a clearly defined regulatory path for inhaled AAT for the treatment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in Europe. In the U.S., we await a response from the FDA to our submission of the requested information related to inhaled AAT. Pending FDA clearance to do so we intend to initiate a Phase 3 clinical trial during 2019, which would contribute to increased R&D investment, compared to 2018. In the IV-AAT proof-of-concept trial for the treatment of acute Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD), enrollment is progressing well at five active sites, and we anticipate the completion of enrolment followed by the availability of interim data from this study by the end of 2019. In addition, we recently reported encouraging interim results following one year of treatment in our Phase 2 trial of IV-AAT for the prevention of lung transplant rejection. These data demonstrated a trend towards improvements in multiple key clinical outcomes, and we look forward to top-line data from this study, which are expected by the end of 2019,” concluded Mr. London.

Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2018

  • Total revenues were $48.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 35% increase from the $35.7 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Revenues from the Proprietary Products segment in the fourth quarter of 2018 were $43.1 million, a 49% increase from the $29.0 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Revenues from the Distributed Products segment were $5.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 24% decrease from the $6.7 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Gross profit was $21.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a $9.6 million increase from the $11.6 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Gross margin increased to 44% from 33% in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Operating expenses, including R&D and SG&A expenses, totaled $5.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, as compared to $5.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Net income was $17.7 million, or $0.44 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to net income of $6.3 million, or $0.16 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $16.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $7.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Cash provided by operating activities was $6.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to cash provided by operating activities of $4.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Financial Highlights for the Year Ended December 31, 2018

  • Total revenues were $114.5 million in the year ended December 31, 2018, an 11% increase from the $102.8 million recorded in 2017. 
  • Revenues from the Proprietary Products segment in the year ended December 31, 2018, were $90.8 million, a 14% increase from the $79.6 million reported in 2017.
  • Revenues from the Distributed Products segment were $23.7 million in the year ended December 31, 2018, a 2% increase from the $23.3 million recorded in 2017.
  • Gross profit was $41.5 million in the year ended December 31, 2018, a $9.4 million increase from the $32.1 million reported in 2017. Gross margin increased to 36% from 31% in 2017.
  • Operating expenses, including R&D and SG&A expenses, totaled $22.2 million in the year ended December 31, 2018, as compared to $24.6 million in 2017. Of note, a significant portion of the Company’s R&D investments were related to the continued development and life cycle management of our existing commercial products.
  • Net income was $22.3 million, or $0.55 per share, in the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to net income of $6.9 million, or $0.18 per share, in 2017.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $23.9 million in the year ended December 31, 2018, a 109% increase compared to $11.5 million in 2017.
  • Cash provided by operating activities was $10.5 million, compared to cash provided by operating activities of $3.6 million in 2017.

Balance Sheet Highlights
As of December 31, 2018, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $50.6 million, compared with $43.0 million at December 31, 2017.

Recent Corporate Highlights

  • Reported encouraging interim results following one year of treatment in the Phase 2 trial of IV-AAT for the prevention of lung transplant rejection. The data demonstrated a trend towards improvements in multiple key clinical outcomes, including days on mechanical ventilation post-transplant, pulmonary function at week 4 and week 48 post-transplant and the six-minute walk test.
  • Continued enrollment in proof-of-concept clinical trial of IV-AAT for the treatment of acute GvHD at five active sites.
  • Appointed Michal Ayalon, Ph.D., as Vice President of Research and Development.  Dr. Ayalon has nearly 20 years of experience in drug discovery and drug development, including non-clinical and clinical development, manufacturing and control, regulatory, and project management.  She will oversee all of Kamada's R&D and IP activities.

Conference Call
Kamada management will host an investment community conference call on Tuesday, February 12 at 8:30am Eastern Time to discuss these results and answer questions. Shareholders and other interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 866-548-4713 (from within the U.S.), 1809 212 883 (from Israel), or 323-794-2093 (International) and entering the conference identification number: 4252437. The call will also be webcast live on the Internet on the Company’s website at www.kamada.com.

A replay of the call will be accessible two hours after its completion through February 26 by dialing 844-512-2921 (from within the U.S.) or 412-317-6671 (from outside the U.S.) and entering the conference identification number: 4252437. The call will also be archived for 90 days on the Company’s website at www.kamada.com.

About Kamada
Kamada Ltd. is focused on plasma-derived protein therapeutics for orphan indications, and has a commercial product portfolio and a late-stage product pipeline. The Company uses its proprietary platform technology and know-how for the extraction and purification of proteins from human plasma to produce Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) in a highly-purified, liquid form, as well as other plasma-derived Immune globulins. AAT is a protein derived from human plasma with known and newly-discovered therapeutic roles given its immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, tissue-protective and antimicrobial properties. The Company’s flagship product is GLASSIA®, the first liquid, ready-to-use, intravenous plasma-derived AAT product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kamada markets GLASSIA® in the U.S. through a strategic partnership with Baxalta (now part of Shire plc) and in other counties through local distributors. In addition to GLASSIA®, Kamada has a product line of six other plasma-derived pharmaceutical products administered by injection or infusion, that are marketed through distributors in more than 15 countries, including Israel, Russia, Brazil, India and other countries in Latin America and Asia. Kamada has late-stage products in development, including an inhaled formulation of AAT for the treatment of AAT deficiency, and in addition, its intravenous AAT is in development for other indications, such as type-1 diabetes, GvHD and prevention of lung transplant rejection. Kamada's rabies immune globulin (Human) product received FDA approval for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis against rabies infection in August 2017 and was launched in the US during Q1-2018. Kamada also leverages its expertise and presence in the plasma-derived protein therapeutics market by distributing more than 10 complementary products in Israel that are manufactured by third parties.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, such as (without limitation) statements regarding Kamada’s continued revenue growth of our marketed proprietary products, including GLASSIA and KedRAB in the U.S.,  and 2019 revenue guidance, our expectation for 20 years of steady royalties stream from Shire post 2020, continued prospects in our development pipeline, including: our expectation to received FDA response regarding our Inhaled AAT program, including expectations for future increased R&D investments over 2018; continued enrollment of patients in the GvHD study and our anticipation to complete the enrollment for this study by the end of 2019; our plan to publish interim results from the GvHD study as well as top-line results of our Lung Transplant Rejection study by the end of 2019; and our positive comments  related to the recently published interim results of the Lung Transplant Rejection study. Forward-looking statements are based on Kamada’s current knowledge and its present beliefs and expectations regarding possible future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors including, but not limited to, unexpected results of ongoing clinical studies, delays with the studies, additional competition in the markets that Kamada competes, including AAT, regulatory delays, prevailing market conditions, and the impact of general economic, industry or political conditions in the U.S., Israel or otherwise. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this announcement and Kamada undertakes no obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as otherwise required by law.

CONTACTS:
Chaime Orlev
Chief Financial Officer
IR@kamada.com

Bob Yedid
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
646-597-6989
Bob@LifeSciAdvisors.com


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS    
  As of December 31,
   2018   2017 
  In thousands
Current Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $  18,093  $  12,681 
Short-term investments  32,499   30,338 
Trade receivables, net  27,674   30,662 
Other accounts receivables  3,308   2,132 
Inventories  29,316   21,070 
   110,890   96,883 
     
Property, plant and equipment, net  25,004   25,178 
Other long term assets  174   49 
Deferred taxes  2,048   - 
   27,226   25,227 
  $  138,116  $  122,110 
Current Liabilities    
Current maturities of loans and capital leases  562   614 
Trade payables  17,285   18,036 
Other accounts payables  5,261   5,820 
Deferred revenues  461   4,927 
   23,569   29,397 
Non-Current Liabilities    
     
Loans and capital leases  716   1,370 
Deferred revenues  668   707 
Employee benefit liabilities, net  787   1,144 
   2,171   3,221 
Shareholder's Equity    
Ordinary shares  10,409   10,400 
Additional paid in capital net  179,147   177,874 
Capital reserve due to translation to presentation currency  (3,490)   (3,490) 
Capital reserve from hedges  (57)   46 
Capital reserve from securities measured at fair value through other comprehensive income  34   (4) 
Capital reserve from share-based payments  9,353   9,566 
Capital reserve from employee benefits  4   (337) 
Accumulated deficit  (83,024)   (104,563) 
   112,376   89,492 
  $  138,116  $  122,110 



Consolidated Statements of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)       
         
  For the Year Ended
December 31,
 For the three months ended
December 31,
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
  In thousands, except for share and per share data
         
Revenues from proprietary products $  90,784  $  79,559  $  43,138  $  28,991 
Revenues from distribution  23,685   23,266   5,073   6,719 
         
Total revenues  114,469   102,825   48,211   35,710 
         
Cost of revenues from proprietary products  52,796   51,335   22,290   18,608 
Cost of revenues from distribution  20,201   19,402   4,665   5,472 
         
Total cost of revenues  72,997   70,737   26,955   24,080 
         
Gross profit  41,472   32,088   21,256   11,630 
         
Research and development expenses  9,747   11,973   2,573   1,917 
Selling and marketing expenses  3,630   4,398   906   1,265 
General and administrative expenses  8,525   8,273   2,393   2,003 
Other expense (income)  311   -   -   - 
Operating income  19,259   7,444   15,384   6,445 
         
Financial income  820   500   192   234 
Financial expenses  (340)   (162)   (43)   (112) 
Income (expense) in respect of currency exchange differences and derivatives instruments, net  602   (612)   268   (133) 
 Income before taxes  20,341   7,170   15,801   6,434 
Taxes on income  (1,955)   269   (1,944)   182 
         
Net Income  22,296   6,901   17,745   6,252 
         
Other Comprehensive Income (loss):        
Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:        
Gain (loss) from securities measured at fair value through other comprehensive income  51   (23)   52   (38) 
Gain (loss) on cash flow hedges  (176)   329   (88)   26 
Net amounts transferred to the statement of profit or loss for cash flow hedges  70   (256)  36   (37) 
Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:        0 
Actuarial gain (loss) from defined benefit plans  340   (256)   340   (256) 
Deferred taxes  (9)   -   (9)   - 
Total comprehensive income $  22,572  $  6,695  $  18,076  $  5,947 
         
Income per share attributable to equity holders of the Company:        
Basic income per share $  0.55  $  0.18  $  0.44  $  0.16 
Diluted income per share $  0.55  $  0.18  $  0.44  $  0.16 



Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows For the year ended Three months period Ended
  December 31, December 31,
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
  In thousands
Cash Flows from Operating Activities        
Net income $  22,296  $  6,901  $  17,745  $  6,252 
         
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:        
         
Adjustments to the profit or loss items:        
         
Depreciation and amortization  3,703   3,523   889   875 
Financial expenses (income), net  (1,082)   274   (417)   11 
Cost of share-based payment  948   483   269   (176) 
Taxes on income  (1,955)   269   (1,944)   182 
Loss (gain) from sale of property and equipment  55   (52)   (15)   (3) 
Change in employee benefit liabilities, net  (16)   166   93   (112) 
   1,653   4,663   (1,125)   777 
Changes in asset and liability items:        
         
Decrease (increase) in trade receivables, net  2,311   (9,967)   (13,035)   (7,043) 
Decrease (increase) in other accounts receivables  (1,336)   328   (1,157)   721 
Decrease (increase) in inventories  (8,246)   4,524   (382)   2,074 
Decrease (increase) in deferred expenses  235   594   (287)   (278) 
Increase (decrease) in trade payables  (1,116)   (838)   5,278   3,329 
Increase (decrease) in other accounts payables  (658)   71   459   (645) 
Decrease in deferred revenues  (5,256)   (2,930)   (1,396)   (1,239) 
   (14,066)   (8,218)   (10,520)   (3,081) 
Cash received (paid) during the year for:        
         
Interest paid  (54)   (21)   (12)   (5) 
Interest received  739   399   288   133 
Taxes paid  (22)   (116)   (5)   (102) 
   663   262   271   26 
         
Net cash provided by operating activities $  10,546  $  3,608  $  6,371  $  3,974 



Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows For the year ended Three months period Ended
  December 31, December 31,
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
  In thousands
Cash Flows from Investing Activities        
         
Investment in short term investments, net $  (2,322)  $  (11,501)  $  (575)  $  (2,433) 
Purchase of property and equipment and intangible assets  (2,884)   (4,167)   (851)   (1,042) 
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment  30   60   15   3 
Net cash used in investing activities  (5,176)   (15,608)   (1,411)   (3,472) 
         
Cash Flows from Financing Activities        
         
Proceeds from exercise of share base payments  9   3   3   1 
Receipt of long-term loans  -   279   -   - 
Repayment of long-term loans  (596)   (530)   (146)   (150) 
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares, net   -   15,568   -   10 
         
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (587)   15,320   (143)   (139) 
         
Exchange differences on balances of cash and cash equivalent  629   (607)   405   162 
         
Increase in cash and cash equivalents  5,412   2,713   5,222   525 
         
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year  12,681   9,968   12,871   12,156 
         
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year $  18,093  $  12,681  $  18,093  $  12,681 
         
Significant non-cash transactions        
Purchase of property and equipment through capital lease  -   282   -   - 
Purchase of property and equipment $  852  $  1,681  $  852  $  1,681 



Adjusted EBITDA        
  For the year ended Three months period ended
  December 31,  December 31,
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
  In thousands
Net income $  22,296  $  6,901  $  17,745  $  6,252 
Taxes on income  (1,955)   269   (1,944)   182 
Financial income, net  (480)   (338)   (149)   (122) 
Depreciation and amortization  3,703   3,523   889   875 
Share-based compensation charges  948   483   269   (176) 
Expense (income) in respect of translation differences and derivatives instruments, net  (602)   612   (268)   133 
Adjusted EBITDA $  23,910  $  11,450  $  16,542  $  7,144 
         
         
Adjusted net income        
  For the year ended Three months period ended
  December 31,  December 31,
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
  In thousands
Net income $  22,296  $  6,901  $  17,745  $  6,252 
Share-based compensation charges  948   483   269   (176) 
Adjusted net income $  23,244  $  7,384  $  18,014  $  6,076 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 06:00