Bristol-Myers Squibb Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
• Posts First Quarter GAAP EPS of $0.56 and Non-GAAP EPS of $0.46
• Announces Plans to Initiate a Rolling Submission for nivolumab in Third-Line Squamous Cell Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Based on Study 063, to be Completed by Year-end
• Achieved Important Regulatory Milestones for Eliquis, daclatasvir/asunaprevir and Diabetes Franchise
• Acquires iPierian, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company
• Adjusts 2014 GAAP EPS and Non-GAAP EPS Guidance Ranges to $1.70 - $1.80
(NEW YORK, April 29, 2014) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2014 and adjusted GAAP and non-GAAP guidance for 2014. The first quarter was highlighted by the achievement of important regulatory milestones for Eliquis, daclatasvir/asunaprevir and the diabetes franchise. The company also completed the sale of its diabetes business to AstraZeneca, receiving $3.3 billion in closing and milestone payments during the quarter. In addition, the company announced that it plans to initiate a rolling submission for nivolumab in third-line squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer based on Study 063, which it expects to complete by year-end.
"In the first quarter, we again delivered strong financial results, demonstrating the strength of our core brands and our focus on operational execution," said Lamberto Andreotti, chief executive officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "We continue to build a foundation for long-term success by investing across our portfolio, developing our innovative pipeline and advancing our evolution to a diversified specialty care BioPharma leader."
FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS
• Bristol-Myers Squibb posted first quarter 2014 revenues of $3.8 billion, a decrease of 1% compared to
the same period a year ago. Excluding the recently divested Diabetes Alliance, global revenues
increased 5% to $3.6 billion.
• U.S. revenues decreased 10% to $1.8 billion in the quarter compared to the same period a year ago.
International revenues increased 10% to $2.0 billion.
• Gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 74.6% in the quarter compared to 72.3% in the same
period a year ago.
• Marketing, selling and administrative expenses decreased 4% to $957 million in the quarter.
• Advertising and product promotion spending decreased 14% to $163 million in the quarter.
• Research and development expenses increased 2% to $946 million in the quarter.
• The effective tax rate on earnings before income taxes was 5.0% in the quarter, compared to 7.6% in the first quarter last year.
• The company reported net earnings attributable to Bristol-Myers Squibb of $937 million, or $0.56 per share, in the quarter compared to $609 million, or $0.37 per share, a year ago.
• The company reported non-GAAP net earnings attributable to Bristol-Myers Squibb of $766 million, or $0.46 per share, in the first quarter, compared to $679 million, or $0.41 per share, for the same period in 2013. An overview of specified items is discussed under the "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" section.
• Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $10.6 billion, with a net cash position of $3.0 billion, as of March 31, 2014. 2
FIRST QUARTER STRATEGIC UPDATE
In February, the company completed the sale of its global diabetes business, excluding China, to AstraZeneca. Bristol-Myers Squibb received from AstraZeneca a payment of approximately $2.7 billion at closing and a subsequent milestone payment of $600 million for the U.S. approval of Farxiga™ (dapagliflozin). The company also received $100 million in the second quarter for the approval of dapagliflozin in Japan. Under terms of the agreement, Bristol-Myers Squibb will potentially receive additional regulatory- and sales-based milestone payments from AstraZeneca of up to $700 million, royalty payments based on net sales through 2025 and additional payments if and when certain assets are subsequently transferred.
The closing of the transaction as it relates to China remains subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions in the Sino-American Shanghai Squibb Pharmaceutical Company joint venture agreement between Bristol-Myers Squibb China and its joint venture partners.
FIRST QUARTER PRODUCT AND PIPELINE UPDATE
Bristol-Myers Squibb's global revenues in the first quarter included Yervoy, which grew 18%, Orencia, which grew 13%, and Baraclude, which grew 11%. Global revenues for Eliquis were $106 million. Sprycel, which grew 19%,
• In April, the company met with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the results of Study 063, which evaluated nivolumab in third-line squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer, and plans to initiate a rolling submission for this indication based on Study 063 in the coming days. The company expects to complete the rolling submission by year-end.
• In March, the company and its partner, Pfizer, announced that the FDA approved a Supplemental New Drug Application for Eliquis to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery. DVT is a blood clot that forms in a large vein, usually in the lower leg, thigh or pelvis and can lead to a PE when a portion or all of a blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs, blocking one or more blood vessels. A PE can lead to sudden death.
• In March, the company and its partner, Pfizer, announced the results of a pre-specified subanalysis of the Phase III ARISTOTLE trial assessing the effect of blood pressure control on outcomes. The study showed that the results for stroke risk reduction for Eliquis versus warfarin were consistent with the overall ARISTOTLE study results, demonstrating that Eliquis reduced stroke or systemic embolism, caused fewer major bleeding events and reduced all-cause mortality as compared to warfarin, regardless of blood pressure control. The results also showed that poor blood pressure control was associated with a substantially higher risk of stroke or systemic embolism, independent of Eliquis or warfarin treatment. The data were presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C.
• In February, the company and its partner, Pfizer, announced that results of a pre-specified subanalysis of the Phase III ARISTOTLE trial in relation to patient age were published in the European Heart Journal. The subanalysis found consistent results across age groups for reducing the risk of stroke and systemic embolism and reducing the risk of all-cause death with fewer bleeding events for Eliquis versus warfarin. Owing to the higher risk in older age (75 and older), the absolute benefit to patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation was greater with Eliquis in the older population.
• In April, the company announced that it submitted New Drug Applications (NDAs) to the FDA for the investigational products daclatasvir (DCV), an NS5A replication complex inhibitor, and asunaprevir (ASV), an NS3 protease inhibitor. The data submitted in the NDAs support the use of DCV+ASV in patients with genotype 1b hepatitis C (HCV). The DCV NDA also seeks approval for use of this compound in combination with other agents for multiple genotypes. The submissions are subject to FDA review for acceptance for filing.
• In April, at The International Liver Congress in London, the company announced the first Phase III results from the global HALLMARK Dual study investigating the all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free regimen of DCV+ASV among genotype 1b HCV patients. Results showed that the 24-week regimen achieved an overall sustained virologic response (a functional cure) 12 weeks after the end of treatment (SVR12) among treatment naïve (90%), peginterferon/ribavirin non-responder (82%), and peginterferon/ribavirin ineligible/intolerant (82%) patients, including cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic patients (84% and 85%, respectively). In the study, the DCV+ASV regimen was generally well-tolerated.
• In February, the company announced that the FDA has granted its investigational DCV+ASV dual regimen Breakthrough Therapy Designation for use as a combination therapy in the treatment of genotype 1b chronic HCV infection. The designation is based on data from the company's ongoing Phase III clinical trial program evaluating the all-oral combination regimen of DCV+ASV without ribavirin.
• In April, the company announced the submission of an NDA to the FDA for a fixed-dose combination of atazanavir sulfate, a protease inhibitor marketed as Reyataz, and cobicistat, an investigational pharmacokinetic enhancer, or boosting agent, that can increase the level of certain HIV-1 medicines in the blood and make them more effective. The company is seeking approval of the fixed-dose combination tablet for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. Cobicistat is being developed by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
• In March, at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, the company presented 24-week Phase IIb data for its investigational compound, BMS-663068, that demonstrated similar response rates (HIV-1 RNA <50 c/mL) when compared to a boosted protease inhibitor, Reyataz, with ritonavir. Among HIV-1 infected treatment-experienced patients receiving BMS-663068, 69% to 80% had HIV-1 RNA levels of <50 c/mL (a measure indicating virus replication is undetectable), compared to 75% of patients taking Reyataz with ritonavir.
• In March, following the company's sale of its global diabetes business to AstraZeneca, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) approved Forxiga® as a once-daily oral treatment for type 2 diabetes in Japan. The Forxiga® application was submitted to MHLW by Bristol-Myers Squibb K.K.
• Also in March, the FDA approved the Bydureon® pen (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension) 2 mg as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. The Bydureon® pen was developed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals as part of the company's prior global diabetes collaboration with AstraZeneca.
• In February, the FDA approved orphan drug Myalept™ (metreleptin for injection) as an adjunct to diet as replacement therapy for the treatment of complications of leptin deficiency in patients with congenital or acquired generalized lipodystrophy. Myalept™ was being developed by the Bristol-Myers Squibb-AstraZeneca collaboration at the time of the company's sale of its global diabetes business to AstraZeneca and was among the products included in that sale. Bristol-Myers Squibb continues to provide AstraZeneca with development and regulatory support for Myalept™ pursuant to the company's development agreement with AstraZeneca.
• In January, the company and its partner, AstraZeneca, announced that the FDA approved Farxiga™ (dapagliflozin), a once-daily oral treatment indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Farxiga™ is marketed by AstraZeneca as Forxiga® outside the United States.
FIRST QUARTER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
• In April, the company announced its acquisition of iPierian, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of new treatments for Tauopathies, a class of neurodegenerative diseases associated with the pathological aggregation of Tau protein in the human brain. The acquisition of iPierian advances the company's discovery strategy to pursue therapeutics for genetically defined diseases. The acquisition gives Bristol-Myers Squibb full rights to iPierian's lead asset IPN007, an innovative preclinical monoclonal antibody that represents a promising new approach to treat progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and other Tauopathies, and has the potential to commence Phase 1 clinical trials by early 2015. The acquisition of iPierian advances the company's discovery strategy to pursue therapeutics for genetically defined diseases.
• In April, the company and Samsung BioLogics increased the scope of their existing manufacturing agreement to have Samsung manufacture commercial drug substances and drug product for several Bristol-Myers Squibb biologic medicines at its manufacturing site in Incheon, South Korea.
• In March, the company signed a collaboration agreement with Five Prime Therapeutics for the discovery, development and commercialization of immuno-oncology (I-O) therapies directed at targets identified in two undisclosed immune checkpoint pathways using Five Prime's proprietary target discovery platform. Bristol-Myers Squibb will leverage Five Prime's platform to advance its existing I-O programs by identifying the most viable drug targets for continued research and development. Drug candidates developed against these new and existing targets may be studied either as single agents or in combination with existing or potential Bristol-Myers Squibb I-O therapies.
2014 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE
Bristol-Myers Squibb is adjusting its 2014 GAAP EPS guidance range to $1.70 - $1.80 from $1.75
- $1.90 and its non-GAAP EPS guidance range to $1.70 - $1.80 from $1.65 - $1.80. Both GAAP and non-
GAAP guidance assume current exchange rates. Key 2014 non-GAAP guidance assumptions include:
• Worldwide revenues between $15.2 billion and $15.8 billion.
• Full-year gross margin as a percentage of revenues between 75% and 76%.
• Advertising and promotion expense decreasing in the mid-teen-digit range.
• Marketing, sales and administrative expenses decreasing in the mid-single-digit range.
• Research and development expenses growing in the mid-single-digit range.
• An effective tax rate of approximately 18%.
The financial guidance for 2014 excludes the impact of any potential future strategic acquisitions and divestitures, and any specified items that have not yet been identified and quantified. The non-GAAP 14 guidance also excludes other specified items as discussed under "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information." Details reconciling adjusted non-GAAP amounts with the amounts reflecting specified items are provided in supplemental materials available on the company's website.
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This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP earnings and related earnings per share information. These measures are adjusted to exclude certain costs, expenses, significant gains and losses and other specified items. Among the items in GAAP measures but excluded for purposes of determining adjusted earnings and other adjusted measures are: restructuring and other exit costs; accelerated depreciation charges; IPRD and asset impairments; charges and recoveries relating to significant legal proceedings; upfront, milestone and other licensing payments for in-licensing of products that have not achieved regulatory approval which are immediately expensed; net amortization of acquired intangible assets and deferred income related to Amylin; pension settlement charges; and significant tax events. This information is intended to enhance an investor's overall understanding of the company's past financial performance and prospects for the future. Non-GAAP financial measures provide the company and its investors with an indication of the company's baseline performance before items that are considered by the company not to be reflective of the company's ongoing results. The company uses non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP marketing, selling and administrative expense, non-GAAP research and development expense, and non-GAAP other income and expense measures to set internal budgets, manage costs, allocate resources, and plan and forecast future periods. Non-GAAP effective tax rate measures are primarily used to plan and forecast future periods. Non-GAAP earnings and earnings per share measures are primary indicators the company uses as a basis for evaluating company performance, setting incentive compensation targets, and planning and forecasting of future periods. This information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.
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