Omeros Corporation Announces Record High Quarterly Revenue Results for the Fourth Quarter 2018
Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER), today announced unaudited preliminary revenue results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018.
- Omeros’ preliminary (unaudited) total and OMIDRIA® (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1% / 0.3% revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 are expected to be a record high at approximately $22.0 million compared to $4.6 million in 3Q 2018 and $13.8 million in the prior year fourth quarter. The increase from the prior periods reflects strong demand for OMIDRIA from ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospitals following reinstatement of pass-through reimbursement for OMIDRIA on October 1, 2018.
- As of December 31, 2018, days of wholesaler inventory on hand were consistent with historical norms.
- Increased utilization within commercial insurance and Veterans Health Administration systems contributed to the increased revenues.
- Units sold by wholesalers to ASCs and to hospitals (sell-through) as well as the number of purchasing hospital accounts for the fourth quarter 2018 each also represent a record high.
- Annualized run rate of weekly net sales in December was approximately $100 million.
Consistent with Omeros’ strategy, growing revenues from OMIDRIA are increasingly funding the progress across the company’s pipeline, including the advancement of its OMS721 Phase 3 program in hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (HSCT-TMA). As reflected in an update recently submitted to clinicaltrials.gov, Omeros plans to keep the ongoing HSCT-TMA registration trial open through the submission, filing and review of the Biologics License Application (BLA) and the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) in the U.S. and Europe, respectively, to collect additional data. These data are expected to help provide healthcare professionals and payers with additional supporting information on the clinical use and value of OMS721 once approved. The update submitted by Omeros to clinicaltrials.gov has no effect on the overall timing, content or requirements of the OMS721 HSCT-TMA program, including the BLA and MAA, and the program remains on track.
“We are very pleased that demand for OMIDRIA, in its first quarter of restored separate payment, has not only returned quickly to the levels experienced prior to the expiration of pass-through reimbursement but that quarterly revenue and sell-through results are already setting new high-water marks,” said Gregory A. Demopulos, M.D., Omeros’ chairman and chief executive officer. “We are also encouraged by the expanding coverage seen by commercial and Medicare Advantage payers and, with the addition of OMIDRIA to its national formulary, by the VA. All of these data underscore the importance both of improved outcomes with OMIDRIA and of separate payment to ensuring patient access to the drug’s benefits. As expected, revenues from sales of OMIDRIA ramped up throughout the fourth quarter, and we look forward to continued revenue growth in 2019 as we prepare to commercialize OMS721 for the treatment of stem cell transplant-associated TMA.”
Omeros has released OMIDRIA fourth-quarter preliminary revenues for the purpose of providing transparency in the unique setting of reinstatement of pass-through status and does not currently intend in the future to make public preliminary sales revenues on a routine basis. The company expects to release complete fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 financial results and to host a conference call by March 1, 2019.
About Omeros Corporation
Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases and disorders of the central nervous system. The company’s drug product OMIDRIA® (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1% / 0.3% is marketed for use during cataract surgery or intraocular lens (IOL) replacement to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis (pupil constriction) and to reduce postoperative ocular pain. In the European Union, the European Commission has approved OMIDRIA for use in cataract surgery and other IOL replacement procedures to maintain mydriasis (pupil dilation), prevent miosis (pupil constriction), and to reduce postoperative eye pain. Omeros has multiple Phase 3 and Phase 2 clinical-stage development programs focused on: complement-associated thrombotic microangiopathies; complement-mediated glomerulonephropathies; cognitive impairment; and addictive and compulsive disorders. In addition, Omeros has a diverse group of preclinical programs and a proprietary G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) platform through which it controls 54 new GPCR drug targets and corresponding compounds, a number of which are in preclinical development. The company also exclusively possesses a novel antibody-generating platform.
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