BioDelivery Sciences Reports Strong Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

BELBUCA® Continues Its Accelerated Record Prescription Growth of 80% YOY and 31% Versus the Prior Quarter

Company Provides Overview of New Plan to Capitalize on Long Term Net Revenue Potential of $200 Million For Belbuca

BDSI Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for 4:30 PM ET Today

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company focused on patients living with chronic pain, today reported financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2018, as well as the following operational and performance highlights:

  • Achieved accelerated BELBUCA® performance with scripts growing by 80% YOY and 31% versus prior quarter.
  • Expanded Company leadership, including on-boarding of new Chief Executive Officer, hiring of new Chief Medical Officer, reconstituting the Board and selected a new Chairman.
  • Strengthened balance sheet by completing a $50 million capital raise.  

“The second quarter was highlighted by strong prescription growth, organization development, and execution across the Company that has resulted in significant progress toward our 2018 goals,” said Herm Cukier, Chief Executive Officer of BDSI.  “Based on the current prescription momentum and further growth potential, we believe the opportunity for BELBUCA longer term may well be more than $200 million per year.  This has been a successful first half of the year, and I am confident in our ability to continue to execute effectively going forward.”

The Company also announced that management has established a growth plan for BELBUCA which is expected to capitalize on the long-term potential of the product.  The plan includes further expansion of the sales team, building out the market access and medical affairs teams, and creating a consumer social media plan.  More information will be provided at an upcoming analyst meeting to be held later this year.

For BUNAVAIL®, the company continues to believe it is an important treatment option for opioid dependent patients given its unique dosing and delivery technology.  While challenges remain, we will continue efforts to improve access to the drug for all patients and with healthcare providers on their awareness and utilization.

Given the strong company performance during the first half of the year and effective execution, total year 2018 financial expectation for Belbuca is expected to be in the range of $41 - $43 million net revenue.  Total Company net revenue is expected to be in the range of $50 - $52 million.

Summary of Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Total net revenue.  Total net revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, was $12.2 million, compared to $11.3 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 8%, and $8.7 million in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 39%.

Total product net revenue. Total product net revenue for BELBUCA® (buprenorphine) buccal film and BUNAVAIL® (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film in the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, was $9.7 million and $1.1 million, respectively, versus $8.0 million and $1.8 million, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018, and $6.6 million and $1.3 million, respectively, in the second quarter of 2017. 

Total operating expenses.  Total operating expenses for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, were $14.9 million, compared to $16.0 million in the first quarter of 2018, and $17.6 million in the second quarter of 2017.

Net loss.  Net loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, was $9.8 million, or ($0.16) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $10.7 million, or ($0.18) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2018; and a net loss of $14.9 million, or ($0.27) per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017.

Cash position.  At June 30, 2018, BDSI had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $55.7 million. This compares to cash and cash equivalents of approximately $21.2 million at December 31, 2017. 

Conference Call & Webcast Details
BioDelivery Sciences will host a conference call and audio webcast today, August 9, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. ET to present second quarter 2018 results and provide a business update.  Dial-in details are as follows:

Thursday, August 9 @ 4:30pm Eastern Time

Replays available through August 23, 2018: 
Conference ID:2839790

About BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.
BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BDSI) is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus in the areas of pain management and addiction medicine.  BDSI is utilizing its novel and proprietary BioErodible MucoAdhesive (BEMA®) technology and other drug delivery technologies to develop and commercialize, either on its own or in partnership with third parties, new applications of proven therapies aimed at addressing important unmet medical needs.

BDSI's marketed products and those in development address serious and debilitating conditions such as chronic pain, breakthrough cancer pain and opioid dependence.  BDSI's headquarters is in Raleigh, North Carolina.  

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BUNAVAIL® (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film (CIII) and BELBUCA® (buprenorphine) buccal film (CIII) are marketed in the U.S. by BioDelivery Sciences.  For full prescribing information and important safety information on BDSI products please visit where the Company promptly posts press releases, SEC filings and other important information or contact the Company at (800) 469-0261.  For full prescribing and safety information on BELBUCA, please visit and for full prescribing and safety information on BUNAVAIL, please visit

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements 
This press release, the presentation described herein, and any statements of employees, representatives and partners of BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. ("BDSI") related thereto contain, or may contain, among other things, certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties.  Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to the BDSI's plans, objectives, projections, expectations and intentions and other statements identified by words such as "projects," "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "potential" or similar expressions.  These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the BDSI's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including the risk that our growth plan for BELBUCA is not successful in the time frame we currently expect or at all and those detailed in the BDSI's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Actual results, including, our 2018 full year financial expectations, may differ significantly from those set forth or implied in the forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various factors (many of which are beyond the BDSI's control).  BDSI undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future presentations or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

BDSI®, BEMA®, ONSOLIS®, BUNAVAIL® and BELBUCA® are registered trademarks of BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.  The BioDelivery Sciences, BUNAVAIL and BELBUCA logos are trademarks owned by BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.  All other trademarks and tradenames are owned by their respective owners.

© 2018 BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Mary Coleman
Vice President, Investor and Public Relations
BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.

Monique Kosse
Managing Director
LifeSci Advisors


 (U.S. dollars, in thousands, except share and per share amounts) 
  June 30, December 31, 
   2018  2017 
 Current assets:  
   Cash and cash equivalents$  55,724 $  21,195 
   Accounts receivable   9,410    8,852 
   Inventory   6,168    6,091 
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,156    3,610 
   Total current assets   73,458    39,748 
 Property and equipment, net   3,366    3,778 
 Goodwill   2,715    2,715 
 BELBUCA license and distribution rights, net   38,250    40,500 
 Other intangible assets, net   1,032    1,360 
   Total assets$   118,821  $   88,101  
 Current liabilities:  
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$  23,228 $  26,149 
   Total current liabilities   23,228    26,149 
 Notes payable, net    49,394    47,660 
 Other long-term liabilities   5,462    5,415 
   Total liabilities   78,084    79,224 
 Commitments and contingencies  
 Stockholders' equity:  
 Preferred Stock, 5,000,000 shares authorized; Series A Non-Voting Convertible Preferred Stock. $.001 par value, 2,093,155 shares outstanding at both      
 June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively; Series B Non-Voting Convertible Preferred Stock, $.001 par value, 5,000 and 0 shares outstanding      
 at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively;    2    2 
 Common Stock, $.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized; 59,459,446 and 55,904,072 shares issued; 59,443,955 and 55,888,581 shares      
 outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.   59    56 
 Additional paid-in capital   366,123    313,922 
 Treasury stock, at cost, 15,491 shares   (47)   (47)
 Accumulated deficit   (325,400)   (305,056)
   Total stockholders' equity    40,737    8,877 
 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$   118,821  $   88,101  


  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
   2018  2017   2018  2017 
   Product sales$  10,766 $  7,886  $  20,604 $  15,680 
   Product royalty revenues   1,386    613     1,826    2,273 
   Research and development reimbursements   -     245     -     267 
   Contract revenue   23    -      1,026    20,000 
   Total Revenues:   12,175    8,744     23,456    38,220 
 Cost of sales   4,566    4,171     7,981    9,816 
   Research and development:   854    1,590     3,338    4,260 
   Sales, general and administrative   14,021    15,970     27,526    29,227 
   Total Expenses: 14,875  17,560   30,864  33,487 
 Loss from operations (7,266) (12,987)  (15,389) (5,083)
 Interest expense   (2,525)   (1,878)    (5,030)   (4,764)
 Other expense, net   1    (14)    (6)   (15)
 Bargain purchase gain   -     -      -     27,336 
 (Loss) income before income taxes$  (9,790)$  (14,879) $  (20,425)$  17,474 
 Income tax benefit   20    -    (54) 15,972 
 Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders$  (9,770)$  (14,879) $  (20,479)$  33,446 
 Basic (loss) income per share:$  (0.16)$  (0.27) $  (0.35)$  0.61 
 Weighted average common stock shares outstanding:   59,400,317    55,388,774     58,735,351    54,949,901 
 Diluted (loss) income per share:$  (0.16)$  (0.27) $  (0.35)$  0.60 
 Weighted average common stock shares outstanding:   59,400,317    55,388,774     58,735,351    55,836,769 


    Six Months Ended June 30, 
     2018  2017 
 Operating activities:  
  Net (loss) income $  (20,479)$  33,446 
   Depreciation and amortization   456    226 
   Impairment loss on equipment   78    -  
   Accretion of debt discount and loan costs   1,782    1,491 
   Amortization of intangible assets   2,578    2,735 
   Provision for inventory obsolescence   412    21 
   Stock-based compensation expense   4,004    6,000 
   Deferred income taxes   -     (15,972)
   Bargain purchase gain   -     (27,336)
  Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisition:  
   Accounts receivable   (423)   (4,183)
   Inventories   (489)   2,660 
   Prepaid expenses and other assets   1,454    1,034 
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   (1,118)   4,904 
   Deferred Revenue   -     (21,716)
  Net cash flows from operating activities (11,745) (16,690)
 Investing activities:  
   BELBUCA acquisition   (1,951)   -  
   Purchase of equipment   (122)   (2)
  Net cash flows from investing activities   (2,073)   (2)
 Financing activities:  
   Proceeds from issuance of Series B preferred stock   50,000    -  
   Equity financing costs   (1,509)   -  
   Proceeds from notes payable   -     45,000 
   Proceeds from exercise of stock options   306    -  
   Payment of notes payable   -     (30,000)
   Payment of deferred financing fees   (450)   (2,798)
  Net cash flows from financing activities 48,347  12,202 
 Net change in cash and cash equivalents 34,529  (4,490)
 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   21,195    32,019 
 Cash and cash equivalents at end of year$   55,724  $   27,529  
 Cash paid for interest$  3,249 $  2,373