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BioMarin Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

BioMarin
Posted on: 24 Feb 18

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. For the quarter ended December 31, 2017  GAAP Net Loss was $51.4 million, or $0.29 and $0.30 per basic and diluted share, respectively, compared to GAAP Net Loss of $90.7 million, or $0.53 per basic and diluted share, respectively, for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. GAAP Net Loss for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $117.0 million, or $0.67 per basic and diluted share, respectively, compared to GAAP Net Loss of $630.2 million, or $3.80 and $3.81 per basic and diluted share, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2016. The reduction in GAAP Net Loss year over year was primarily due to increased net product revenues for Kuvan, Naglazyme and Vimizim, the $31.5 million net upfront license payment received from Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (Sarepta) in connection with the settlement of the Company's patent proceedings against Sarepta, the $125.0 million gain on sale of intangible assets related to the sale of the Priority Review Voucher, and the absence of the impairment of intangible assets associated with the discontinuance of the Kyndrisa and reveglucosidase alfa programs in 2016, partially offset by an increase in the provision for income taxes related to the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the Company's operating results.

Non-GAAP Income for the three months ended December 31, 2017 was $5.2 million, compared to Non-GAAP Loss of $27.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016. Non-GAAP Income for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $74.0 million, compared to Non-GAAP Loss of $36.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2016.

Total Revenues were $1.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to $1.1 billion for the year ended December 31, 2016, an increase of 18%. For the year ended December 31, 2017, Kuvan net product revenues increased 17% year over year. Growth was driven by a 7% increase in the number of commercial patients on Kuvan therapy in North America resulting in 21% revenue growth in that region.  For the year ended December 31, 2017, Vimizim net product revenues increased by 17% year over year, due primarily to an increase of 20% in the number of Vimizim commercial patients. Naglazyme net product revenues increased 12% year over year during the year ended December 31, 2017. The number of Naglazyme commercial patients increased 6% year over year.

As of December 31, 2017, BioMarin had cash, cash equivalents and investments totaling approximately $1.8 billion, as compared to $1.4 billion on December 31, 2016.

Commenting on the year and the quarter, Jean-Jacques Bienaimé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BioMarin, said, "2017 was a momentous year for BioMarin driven by numerous financial, regulatory and clinical achievements. We reduced our GAAP Net Loss and achieved our goal of Non-GAAP profitability for the full year supported by continued strong demand for our commercial products.  On the regulatory front, during the first half of 2017, we received U.S. and EU approval of our sixth commercial product, Brineura, the first treatment approved for CLN2 disease. Our late-stage clinical programs all advanced as expected, including vosoritide, pegvaliase and valoctocogene roxaparvovec (formerly referred to as BMN 270).  In addition to receiving PRIME and Breakthrough Therapy designations for valoctocogene roxaparvovec gene therapy for severe hemophilia A, we shared new 1.5 year results demonstrating sustained FVIII levels within the normal range.  This achievement led to the start of our global GENEr8–1 and GENEr8-2 Phase 3 studies for the treatment of patients with severe hemophilia A."

Mr. Bienaimé continued, "With pegvaliase, we were pleased to have submitted our Biologics License Application in June, which was filed for review by the FDA and received a Priority Review designation.  We anticipate FDA action on our Biologics License Application for pegvaliase at the end of May 2018, In addition, we plan to submit our Marketing Authorization Application for pegvaliase in Europe in the first quarter of 2018.  Finally, we shared many significant updates at our R&D Day in the fourth quarter, including the announcement of our next IND candidate BMN 290 for Friedriech's ataxia, a rare neurologic disorder that affects nearly 15,000 people worldwide. We were also pleased to share that vosoritide for achondroplasia demonstrated a sustained increase in annualized growth rate at 30 months of treatment.  We begin 2018 poised to move our 5 potential new product candidates to their next stage of clinical or regulatory development while driving top line revenues from our six commercialized products."

For more information:
www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/biomarin-announces-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2017-financial-results-300603042.html

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Last updated on: 24/02/2018

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