RAMSEY, N.J. and BOCA RATON, Fla., March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADMA Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMA) (“ADMA” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated commercial biopharmaceutical and specialty immunoglobulin company that manufactures, markets and develops specialty plasma-derived biologics for the treatment of immmune deficiencies and prevention of certain infectious diseases, today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017.

Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2017

ADMA reported total revenues of $22.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, as compared to $10.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, representing an increase of $12.1 million, or approximately 113%.  The increase in revenues was primarily due to the accretive nature of assets and commercial product rights acquired from the Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation Therapy Business Unit (“BTBU”), which was completed in June 2017. 

The consolidated net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $43.8 million, or $1.91 per basic and diluted share, as compared to a consolidated net loss of $19.5 million, or $1.61 per basic and diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2016. The increase in net loss of $24.3 million was attributable to increased product revenue costs of $22.8 million, which included manufacturing costs related to our plasma fractionation production facility in Boca Raton, FL acquired in the BTBU transaction (the “Boca Facility”), third-party consultant fees of approximately $3.8 million pertaining to the remediation efforts and enhancements of the Company’s quality management systems in preparation for an FDA inspection, as well as increased selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) of $9.6 million. SG&A in 2017 included transaction costs of $3.9 million for the acquisition of BTBU as well as expenses associated with BTBU not present in 2016. The increased operational costs in 2017 were  offset by the increased revenues. Included in the net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017 were non-cash expenses of $6.9 million for stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, non-cash interest expense, an asset impairment charge and a loss on the extinguishment of debt related to the refinancing of the Company’s senior debt in October 2017.  

Adam Grossman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADMA, stated, “We are pleased with our significant year-over-year revenue growth in 2017, which includes accretive revenues related to Nabi-HB in addition to the organic revenue growth of approximately 11% related to our plasma collection centers business segment. In addition, we believe that the substantial progress we have made with our Compliance Enhancement Program has allowed us to remedy the identified compliance issues at the Boca Facility, and we believe that we are now ready for a routine inspection of the facility by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as we continue to execute on our business plan.” 

At December 31, 2017, ADMA had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $43.1 million, as compared to $15.3 million at December 31, 2016. ADMA’s net working capital as of December 31, 2017 was $53.7 million, as compared to $10.4 million as of December 31, 2016.

About ADMA Biologics, Inc. (ADMA)
ADMA Biologics is a vertically integrated commercial biopharmaceutical and specialty immunoglobulin manufacturing company that currently manufactures, markets and develops specialty plasma-based biologics for the treatment of immune deficiencies and prevention of certain infectious diseases. ADMA's mission is to develop and commercialize plasma-derived, human immune globulins targeted to niche patient populations for the treatment and prevention of certain infectious diseases. The target patient populations include immune-compromised individuals who suffer from an underlying immune deficiency disease, or who may be immune-compromised for medical reasons. ADMA has received U.S. Patents 9,107,906, 9,714,283 and 9,815,886 related to certain aspects of its lead product candidate, RI-002. For more information, please visit www.admabiologics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, about ADMA Biologics, Inc. ("we“, “our” or the “Company”).  Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate, or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain the words "estimate," “project,” "intend," “forecast,” "target,” ”anticipate,” “plan,” “planning,” “expect,” “believe,” “will," “is likely,” “will likely,” “should,” “could,” "would," "may," or, in each case, their negative, or words or expressions of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements also include, but are not limited to, statements concerning our plans to develop, manufacture, market, launch and expand our own commercial infrastructure and commercialize our current products and future products, the safety, efficacy and expected timing of, and our ability to, obtain and maintain regulatory approvals of our current products and product candidates, and the labeling or nature of any such approvals, the success of our work with our third party vendors and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) in furtherance of and progress towards an approval of our Biologics License Application for specialty plasma-based biologics and the ability of such third parties to respond adequately or in a timely manner to the issues raised by the FDA, our ability to successfully pursue commercialization and prelaunch activities, the timeframe within which we may receive approval from the FDA for specialty plasma-based biologics, if at all, the potential of our specialty plasma-based biologics to provide meaningful clinical improvement for patients living with Primary Immune Deficiency Disease or other indications, our ability to realize increased prices for plasma growth in the plasma collection industry and our expectations for future capital requirements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this document due to a number of important factors. Current and prospective security holders are cautioned that there also can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation or warranty by ADMA or any other person that the objectives and plans of ADMA will be achieved in any specified time frame, if at all. Except to the extent required by applicable laws or rules, ADMA does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements or to announce revisions to any of the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to many risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, and the timing of certain events, to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto.

Brian Lenz
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer |201-478-5552 | www.admabiologics.com

Managing Director, LifeSci Advisors, LLC |212-915-2568 |

Years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016
   2017   2016  
Product revenue $  15,617,726  $  10,518,203  
License revenue    142,834     142,834  
Other revenue    7,000,000     -   
Total Revenues    22,760,560     10,661,037  
Cost of product revenue (exclusive of amortization expense shown below)    29,164,321     6,360,761  
Research and development    6,229,587     7,688,238  
Plasma centers    6,503,750     5,447,691  
Asset impairment charge    845,389     -   
Amortization of intangibles    1,234,674     -   
Selling, general and administrative    18,092,835     8,494,742  
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES    62,070,556     27,991,432  
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS    (39,309,996)    (17,330,395) 
Interest and other income    57,228     50,317  
Interest expense    (3,285,847)    (2,239,569) 
Loss on extinguishment of debt    (1,210,216)    -   
Other (expense) income    (10,144)    4,496  
OTHER EXPENSE, NET    (4,448,979)    (2,184,756) 
NET LOSS $  (43,758,975) $  (19,515,151) 
Basic and Diluted  22,896,042   12,153,407  


 December 31, December 31, 
  2017   2016  
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents$  43,107,574  $  9,914,867  
Short-term investments   -      5,390,184  
Accounts receivable, net   3,880,154     1,018,027  
Inventories   12,628,181     5,020,146  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,050,740     313,914  
Restricted cash   1,500,000     -   
Total current assets   63,166,649     21,657,138  
Property and equipment, net   30,466,858     2,000,784  
Intangible assets, net   4,849,350     -   
Goodwill   3,529,509     -   
Assets to be transferred under purchase agreement   1,496,410     -   
Restricted cash   4,000,000     -   
Deposits and other assets   510,057     27,163  
TOTAL ASSETS$  108,018,833  $  23,685,085  
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable$  5,920,873  $  2,564,681  
Accrued expenses   3,318,478     2,385,356  
Current portion of notes payable   -      6,111,111  
Current portion of deferred revenue   142,834     145,154  
Other current liabilities   57,998     16,559  
Total current liabilities   9,440,183     11,222,861  
Notes payable, net of discount   25,368,458     12,321,640  
End of term liability, notes payable   2,760,000     1,790,000  
Deferred revenue, net of current portion   2,547,199     2,690,033  
Note payable - related party, net of discount   14,842,396     -   
Obligation to transfer assets under purchase agreement   12,621,844     -   
Other non-current liabilities   105,996     117,813  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   67,686,076     28,142,347  
Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized,    
no shares issued and outstanding    -     -  
Common Stock - voting, $0.0001 par value, 75,000,000 shares    
authorized, 36,725,499 and 12,886,741 shares issued and outstanding   3,673     1,289  
Common Stock - non-voting, $0.0001 par value, 8,591,160 shares    
authorized, 8,591,160 and 0 shares issued and outstanding   859     -   
Additional Paid-In Capital   191,022,018     102,476,267  
Accumulated Deficit   (150,693,793)    (106,934,818) 
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)   40,332,757     (4,457,262)