Progenics Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial Results

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGNX) today announced its results of operations for the fourth quarter and year end 2012.

Net loss for the fourth quarter was $0.3 million or $0.01 diluted per share, compared to net loss of $10.7 million or $0.32 diluted per share in the 2011 period. Net loss for the year was $35.4 million or $1.02 diluted per share, compared to net income of $10.4 million or $0.31 diluted per share in 2011. The 2012 results include revenue from partnering two proprietary research programs, while 2011 results reflect upfront payment and reimbursement revenue from the company's Relistor® collaboration with Salix Pharmaceuticals. At December 31, 2012, Progenics had cash, cash equivalents and securities of $62.1 million, an increase of $17.8 million in the quarter including proceeds of a fourth quarter follow-on common stock offering and reflecting use of $11.3 million for the full year.

Fourth quarter revenue totaled $8.9 million, up $6.7 million from the 2011 period, resulting primarily from the partnering transactions. For the full year, Progenics reported revenues of $14.0 million, compared to $84.8 million for 2011, a decrease primarily from 2011 recognition of the Salix collaboration.

Royalty income for the quarter was $0.8 million compared to $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting stocking activity in 2011. Royalty income for the year was $5.0 million compared to $3.0 million for 2011.

Net sales reported to Progenics by Salix (in millions):

  Three Months Ended Year Ended
  December 31, September 30, December 31,
  2012 2011 2012 2012 2011
U.S.  $4.1 $8.0 $3.8 $29.2 $21.5
Ex-U.S.  1.1 0.8 1.1 4.0 5.5
 Global  $5.2 $8.8 $4.9 $33.2 $27.0

Fourth quarter and full year research and development expenses decreased by $2.4 million and $20.7 million, respectively, compared to the 2011 periods, primarily from reduced headcount and decreased laboratory, manufacturing and operating expenses. Clinical trial expenses increased in the fourth quarter compared to the 2011 period and decreased for the full year. Fourth quarter general and administrative expenses decreased $1.1 million from 2011; full year G&A expense was down $3.5 million, in each case due to lower consulting, compensation and other operating expense. Company-wide headcount as of December 31, 2012 declined to 76 from 105 as of December 31, 2011.

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Completed underwritten public offering of 12,650,000 primary common shares resulting in $23.3 million net proceeds.
  • Out-licensed C. difficile preclinical program for $5.0 million upfront payment (received in January) with potential future milestones and royalties.
  • Fourth quarter Relistor global net sales increased 8% from the third quarter, but decreased 40% from the prior year period due to 2011 stocking activity. Annual Relistor global net sales increased 23% over 2011.

Recent Events

  • Acquired Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, expanding our oncology pipeline with diagnostic and small molecule therapeutic candidates targeting PSMA and prostate cancer.
  • Reported positive clinical data from a study of two novel radiolabeled small molecule imaging agents – 123I-MIP-1072 and 123I-MIP-1095 – targeting PSMA.

Conference Call and Webcast

Progenics will review fourth quarter and year-end financial results in a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. EDT. To participate, please dial (877) 250-8889 (domestic) or (720) 545-0001 (international) and reference conference ID 21225492. A live webcast will be available on the Events section of the Progenics website, www.progenics.com, and a replay will be available on the website for two weeks.

- Financial Tables follow -

PROGENICS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except net (loss) income per share)
         
  For the Three Months Ended
December 31,
For the Year Ended
December 31,
  2012 2011 2012 2011
Revenues:        
 Royalty income  $ 782  $ 1,279  $ 4,963  $ 3,046
 Collaboration revenue  8,004  366  8,525  76,764
 Research grants  71  464  488  4,810
 Other revenues  28  88  72  176
 Total revenues  8,885  2,197  14,048  84,796
         
Expenses:        
 Research and development  5,423  8,296  31,840  53,183
 License fees – research and development  510  12  1,170  578
 Royalty expense  79  131  499  405
 General and administrative  2,953  4,035  14,706  18,248
 Depreciation and amortization  261  485  1,324  2,066
 Total expenses  9,226  12,959  49,539  74,480
         
Operating (loss) income  (341)  (10,762)  (35,491)  10,316
         
Other income:        
 Interest income  17  16  60  65
 Total other income  17  16  60  65
         
Net (loss) income before income taxes  (324)  (10,746)  (35,431)  10,381
 Income tax benefit  --   --   --   -- 
Net (loss) income  $ (324)  $ (10,746)  $ (35,431)  $ 10,381
         
Net (loss) income per share; basic  $ (0.01)  $ (0.32)  $ (1.02)  $ 0.31
Weighted average shares outstanding; basic 37,590 33,700 34,754 33,375
         
Net income (loss) per share; diluted  $ (0.01)  $ (0.32)  $ (1.02)  $ 0.31
Weighted average shares outstanding; diluted 37,590 33,700 34,754 33,494
         
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
     
  December 31,
2012
December 31,
2011
     
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 58,838  $ 70,105
Accounts receivable  6,937  1,516
Auction rate securities  3,240  3,332
Fixed assets, net  3,399  4,038
Other assets  3,894  1,119
 Total assets  $ 76,308  $ 80,110
     
Liabilities  $ 8,902  $ 7,943
Deferred revenue  838  366
 Total liabilities  9,740  8,309
 Stockholders' equity  66,568  71,801
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 76,308  $ 80,110

About Relistor

Progenics has exclusively licensed development and commercialization rights for its first commercial product, Relistor, to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. for markets worldwide other than Japan, where Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. holds an exclusive license for the subcutaneous formulation. Relistor (methylnaltrexone bromide) subcutaneous injection is a first-in-class treatment for opioid-induced constipation approved in more than 50 countries for patients with advanced illness.

Important Safety Information for subcutaneous Relistor

Relistor is indicated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with advanced illness who are receiving palliative care, when response to laxative therapy has not been sufficient. Use of Relistor beyond four months has not been studied.

Relistor is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction. If severe or persistent diarrhea occurs during treatment, advise patients to discontinue therapy with Relistor and consult their physician. Use of Relistor has not been studied in patients with peritoneal catheters.

Safety and efficacy of Relistor have not been established in pediatric patients.

Rare cases of gastrointestinal (GI) perforation have been reported in advanced illness patients with conditions that may be associated with localized or diffuse reduction of structural integrity in the wall of the GI tract (i.e., cancer, peptic ulcer, Ogilvie's syndrome). Perforations have involved varying regions of the GI tract (e.g., stomach, duodenum, colon).

Use Relistor with caution in patients with known or suspected lesions of the GI tract. Advise patients to discontinue therapy with Relistor and promptly notify their physician if they develop severe, persistent, and/or worsening abdominal symptoms.

The most common adverse reactions reported with Relistor compared with placebo in clinical trials were abdominal pain (28.5% vs. 9.8%), flatulence (13.3% vs. 5.7%), nausea (11.5% vs. 4.9%), dizziness (7.3% vs. 2.4%), diarrhea (5.5% vs. 2.4%), and hyperhidrosis (6.7% vs. 6.5%).

Relistor full Prescribing Information for the U.S. is available at www.relistor.com.

About Progenics

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops innovative medicines for oncology, and has a pipeline that includes product candidates in preclinical through late-stage development. Progenics' first commercial product, Relistor® (methylnaltrexone bromide) for opioid-induced constipation, is marketed and in further development by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. for markets worldwide other than Japan, where Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. holds an exclusive license for the subcutaneous formulation. For additional information, please visit www.progenics.com

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This press release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events. Such statements are predictions only, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the cost, timing and results of clinical trials and other development activities; the unpredictability of the duration and results of regulatory review of New Drug Applications and Investigational NDAs; market acceptance for approved products; generic and other competition; the possible impairment of, inability to obtain and costs of obtaining intellectual property rights; and possible safety or efficacy concerns, general business, financial and accounting matters, litigation and other risks. More information concerning Progenics and such risks and uncertainties is available on its website, and in its press releases and reports it files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Progenics is providing the information in this press release as of its date and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise it, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

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Editors Note:

For more information, please visit www.progenics.com.

For more information about Relistor, please visit www.relistor.com.

Amy Martini
Corporate Affairs
(914) 789-2816


Kathleen Fredriksen
Corporate Development
(914) 789-2871