Akorn Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Tue Aug 6, 2013 7:00am EDT

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Akorn Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

- Reports Record Revenue of $77.0 million and Adjusted EPS of $0.14 -

Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), a niche generic pharmaceutical company, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Raj Rai, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased with our second quarter results. The results reflect the actions we took to address the challenges that we were faced with around certain new product launches. In addition, we are making good progress on our strategic initiatives and expect another great year of performance and are reaffirming our adjusted diluted EPS 2013 guidance of $0.53 to $0.55.”

Second Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Achieved record consolidated revenue of $77.0 million, up 22% over the prior year quarter.
  • Generated record operating cash flow of $14.5 million.
  • Completed development on 1 injectable and 3 ophthalmic ANDAs with a combined annual IMS market size of approximately $500 million.
  • Increased Nembutal sales sequentially by 14%.
  • Launched Clindamycin Phosphate Injection in 5% Dextrose premix in three strengths, with a combined IMS addressable market size of $65 million.
  • Commercialized expanded capacity at Company’s Somerset, New Jersey ophthalmic manufacturing plant.

Financial Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2013

Consolidated revenue for the second quarter of 2013 was $77.0 million, up 22% over the prior year quarter’s consolidated revenue of $63.3 million. The increase in revenue was primarily the result of sales of new products launched late in 2012, along with increases in sales volume for existing products, partially offset by decreases in average sales price for existing products and lower sales from our subsidiary in India, Akorn India Private Limited. Consolidated gross margin for the second quarter of 2013 was 54.7% compared to 56.5% in the comparable prior year period. Gross profit for the second quarter of 2013 included a $1.3 million reduction to cost of sales related to the reversal of a product warranty reserve. The decrease in gross margin was primarily the result of various new products launched late in 2012 which generate lower gross margins as a result of being either partnered or manufactured through third parties.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $13.1 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to $10.9 million in the second quarter of 2012. The increase is largely a result of expanding the sales force to support the Company’s growing product portfolio. R&D expenses were $5.1 million in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of $1.0 million over the prior year quarter.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $15.3 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net income of $12.6 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2013 excludes the $1.3 million product warranty reserve reversal.

2013 Outlook

The Company’s 2013 outlook remains unchanged and excludes the impact of any new product approvals after August 6, 2013.

Total revenues   $305 – 315   million
 
Total gross margin percentage 53 – 54 %
 
SG&A expenses

~ $50

million
 
R&D expenses $24 – 26 million
 
Intangible asset amortization expense $7 million
 
Income tax rate ~ 36 %
 
GAAP net income $47 – 50 million
 
GAAP net income per diluted share $0.42 – 0.44
 
Adjusted net income $60 – 62 million
 
Adjusted net income per diluted share $0.53 – 0.55
 
Capital expenditures ~ $25 million
 

Akorn’s R&D Pipeline

The Company has 57 ANDAs filed with the FDA with a combined annual addressable IMS market size of approximately $5.4 billion. The Company has completed development work on 16 additional products with a combined annual addressable IMS market size of approximately $1.6 billion and expects to file these products with the FDA in the near future.

Second Quarter 2013 Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, to discuss second quarter 2013 results followed by a Q&A session. The domestic call-in number is 888-438-5524 and the international call-in number is 719-785-1765. The confirmation code for all callers is 6338126. The URL for the webcast is http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=94640. A live broadcast of the conference call will also be available online at www.akorn.com under the Investor Relations tab and available for replay for 30 days.

About Akorn, Inc.

Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of multisource and branded pharmaceuticals. Akorn has manufacturing facilities located in Decatur, Illinois, Somerset, New Jersey and Paonta Sahib, India where the Company manufactures ophthalmic and injectable pharmaceuticals. Additional information is available on the Company’s website at www.akorn.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements," including projections of certain measures of Akorn's results of operations, projections of sales, projections of certain charges and expenses, projections related to the number and potential market size of ANDAs and other statements regarding Akorn's goals, regulatory approvals and strategy. Akorn cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: statements relating to future steps we may take, prospective products, future performance or results of current and anticipated products, sales efforts, expenses, the outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings, and financial results. These cautionary statements should be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that may be made by the Company or by persons acting on its behalf and in conjunction with its periodic SEC filings. You are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our reports filed with the SEC. In particular, you should read the discussion in the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as it may be updated in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. That discussion covers certain risks, uncertainties and possibly inaccurate assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially from expected and historical results. Other factors besides those listed there could also adversely affect our results. The addressable IMS market size figures presented in this press release outline the approximate aggregate size of the potential market and are not forecasts of our future sales.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting all financial information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Akorn is also reporting Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Since Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share are not GAAP financial measures, they should not be used in isolation or as a substitute for consolidated statements of operations and cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, Akorn’s definitions of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share may not be comparable to similarly titled non-GAAP financial measures reported by other companies. For a full reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income to GAAP net income, please see the attachments to this earnings release.

Adjusted EBITDA, as defined by the Company, is calculated as follows:

Net income, plus:

  • Interest income (expense), net
  • Provision for income taxes
  • Depreciation and amortization
  • Non-cash expenses, such as share-based compensation expense, changes in the fair value of warrants, and deferred financing cost amortization
  • Other adjustments, such as equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint venture related to the sale of the joint venture's assets, amortization of the fair value adjustment to inventory acquired through business acquisitions, and various acquisition related expenses

The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a meaningful indicator, to both Company management and investors, of the past and expected ongoing operating performance of the Company. EBITDA is a commonly used and widely accepted measure of financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA is deemed by the Company to be a useful performance indicator because it includes an add back of non-cash and non-recurring operating expenses which have little to no bearing on cash flows and may be subject to uncontrollable factors not reflective of the Company’s true operational performance (i.e. fair value adjustments to the carrying value of stock warrants liability).

Adjusted net income, as defined by the Company, is calculated as follows:

Net income, plus:

  • The recorded provision for income taxes
  • Intangible asset amortization
  • Non-cash expenses, such as non-cash interest, share-based compensation expense, changes in the fair value of warrants, and deferred financing cost amortization
  • Other adjustments, such as equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint venture related to the sale of the joint venture's assets, amortization of the fair value adjustment to inventory acquired through business acquisitions, and various acquisition related expenses
  • Less an estimated cash tax provision, net of the benefit from utilizing NOL carry-forwards.

Adjusted net income per diluted share is equal to Adjusted net income divided by the actual or anticipated diluted share count for the applicable period.

The Company believes that Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted shares are meaningful financial indicators, to both Company management and investors, in that they exclude non-cash income and expense items that have no impact on current or future cash flows, as well as other income and expense items that are not expected to recur and therefore are not reflective of continuing operating performance. Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share provide the Company and investors with income figures that would be expected to be more aligned with cash flows than GAAP net income, which includes a host of non-cash income and expense items.

While the Company uses Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share in managing and analyzing its business and financial condition and believes these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful to investors in evaluating the Company’s performance, each of these financial measures has certain shortcomings. Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account the impact of capital expenditures on either the liquidity or the GAAP financial performance of the Company and likewise omits share-based compensation expenses, which may vary over time and may represent a material portion of overall compensation expense. Adjusted net income does not take into account non-cash expenses that reflect the amortization of past expenditures, or include stock-based compensation, which is an important and material element of the Company’s compensation package for its directors, officers and other key employees. Due to the inherent limitations of each of these non-GAAP financial measures, the Company’s management utilizes comparable GAAP financial measures to evaluate the business in conjunction with Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted net income per diluted share and encourages investors to do likewise.

AKORN, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA
(UNAUDITED)
       
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED SIX MONTHS ENDED
JUNE 30, JUNE 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 
Revenues $ 77,012 $ 63,287 $ 150,866 $ 115,004
Cost of sales (excluding amortization of intangibles)   34,920     27,560     69,629     48,376  
GROSS PROFIT 42,092 35,727 81,237 66,628
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 13,113 10,940 25,448 21,279
Acquisition-related costs - 184 519 8,644
Research and development expenses 5,051 4,073 11,020 6,950
Amortization of intangibles   1,677     1,754     3,410     3,317  
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   19,841     16,951     40,397     40,190  
 
OPERATING INCOME 22,251 18,776 40,840 26,438
 
Amortization of deferred financing costs (207 ) (195 ) (411 ) (388 )
Non-cash interest expense (1,037 ) (1,204 ) (2,263 ) (2,387 )
Interest expense, net (991 ) (1,006 ) (1,969 ) (2,050 )
Other non-operating expenses   (34 )   -     42     -  
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 19,982 16,371 36,239 21,613
Income tax provision   7,345     6,665     12,760     8,799  
NET INCOME $ 12,637   $ 9,706   $ 23,479   $ 12,814  
 
NET INCOME PER SHARE:
BASIC $ 0.13   $ 0.10   $ 0.24   $ 0.13  
DILUTED $ 0.11   $ 0.09   $ 0.21   $ 0.12  
 

SHARES USED IN COMPUTING NET INCOME PER SHARE:

BASIC   96,122     95,096     96,025     95,054  
DILUTED   112,328     110,513     112,010     109,879  
 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME:
Net income 12,637 9,706 23,479 12,814
Foreign currency translation loss   (4,979 )   (4,757 )   (4,621 )   (6,960 )
Comprehensive income   7,658     4,949   $ 18,858   $ 5,854  
 

AKORN, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE DATA
 
 
  JUNE 30,   DECEMBER 31,
2013 2012
(Unaudited) (Audited)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 58,412 $ 40,781
Trade accounts receivable, net 57,707 51,017
Inventories 56,703 52,495
Deferred taxes, current 7,385 9,190
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   4,836     5,224  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 185,043 158,707
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 81,033 80,679
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS:
Goodwill 30,487 32,159
Product licensing rights, net 61,220 63,654
Other intangibles, net 15,547 16,731
Deferred financing costs 2,667 3,078
Deferred taxes, non-current 1,013 930
Long-term investments 10,311 10,299
Other   2,927     3,328  
TOTAL OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS   124,172     130,179  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 390,248   $ 369,565  
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Trade accounts payable $ 21,393 $ 21,784
Accrued compensation 4,473 7,533
Accrued royalties 5,561 5,768
Accrued administration fees 2,307 2,204
Accrued income taxes payable 594 910
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   4,823     5,092  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 39,151 43,291
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
Convertible notes due 2016 106,656 104,637
Purchase consideration payable 16,038 16,113
Deferred taxes, non-current 825 1,991
Product warranty liability - 1,299
Lease incentive obligations and other long-term liabilities   1,386     1,153  
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES   124,905     125,193  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   164,056     168,484  
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:

Common stock, no par value -- 150,000,000 shares authorized, 96,191,057 and 95,844,012 shares issued and outstanding June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively

232,288 226,035
Warrants to acquire common stock 17,946 17,946
Accumulated deficit (13,517 ) (36,996 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (10,525 )   (5,904 )
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   226,192     201,081  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 390,248   $ 369,565  
 

AKORN, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
IN THOUSANDS (UNAUDITED)
       
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED SIX MONTHS ENDED
JUNE 30, JUNE 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Consolidated net income $ 12,637 $ 9,706 $ 23,479 $ 12,814

Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 3,362 2,808 6,651 5,319
Write-off and amortization of deferred financing fees 207 195 411 388
Amortization of unfavorable contract liability (159 ) - (318 ) -
Non-cash stock compensation expense 2,541 1,758 4,244 3,181
Non-cash interest expense 1,037 1,204 2,263 2,387
Deferred tax assets, net 403 1,484 1,201 3,261
Excess tax benefit from stock compensation (507 ) - (745 ) (1,595 )
Non-cash settlement of product warranty liability (1,299 ) - (1,299 ) -
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint venture - - (76 ) -
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

Trade accounts receivable 1,050 (6,066 ) (6,908 ) (9,980 )
Inventories (2,987 ) (5,406 ) (4,428 ) (9,561 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (464 ) (796 ) 538 (1,071 )
Trade accounts payable 1,710 362 (151 ) (2,014 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   (3,055 )   (2,012 )   (3,464 )   3,157  
NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES 14,476 3,237 21,398 6,286
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Payments for acquisitions (244 ) - (513 ) (55,224 )
Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (2,470 )   (6,867 )   (5,159 )   (12,253 )
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES (2,714 ) (6,867 ) (5,672 ) (67,477 )
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Net proceeds from common stock offering and warrant exercises - - - -
Excess tax benefit from stock compensation 507 - 745 1,595
Proceeds under stock option and stock purchase plans   397     -     1,265     523  
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES 904 - 2,010 2,118
 
Effect of changes in exchange rates on cash & cash equivalents   (117 )   (298 )   (105 )   (479 )
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 12,549 (3,928 ) 17,631 (59,552 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   45,863     28,338     40,781     83,962  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $ 58,412   $ 24,410   $ 58,412   $ 24,410  
 

AKORN, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA
IN THOUSANDS (UNAUDITED)
       
THREE MONTHS ENDED SIX MONTHS ENDED
JUNE 30, JUNE 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 
NET INCOME $ 12,637 $ 9,706 $ 23,479 $ 12,814
 
ADJUSTMENTS TO ARRIVE AT EBITDA:
Depreciation expense 1,685 1,054 3,241 2,002
Amortization expense 1,677 1,754 3,410 3,317
Interest expense, net 991 1,006 1,969 2,050
Non-cash interest expense 1,037 1,204 2,263 2,387
Income tax provision   7,345     6,665   12,760     8,799
EBITDA $ 25,372 $ 21,389 $ 47,122 $ 31,369
 

NON-CASH AND OTHER NON-RECURRING INCOME AND EXPENSES:

Acquisition-related expenses - - 840 8,324
Non-cash stock compensation expense 2,541 1,758 4,244 3,181
Non-cash settlement of product warranty liability (1,299 ) - (1,299 ) -
Write-off and amortization of deferred financing costs   207     195   411     388
ADJUSTED EBITDA $ 26,821   $ 23,342 $ 51,318   $ 43,262
 

AKORN, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET INCOME
IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA (UNAUDITED)
       
THREE MONTHS ENDED SIX MONTHS ENDED
JUNE 30, JUNE 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 
NET INCOME $ 12,637 $ 9,706 $ 23,479 $ 12,814
 
INCOME TAX PROVISION   7,345     6,665   12,760     8,799
 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 19,982 16,371 36,239 21,613
 
ADJUSTMENTS TO ARRIVE AT ADJUSTED NET INCOME:
Acquisition-related expenses - - 840 8,324
Non-cash stock compensation expense 2,541 1,758 4,244 3,181
Non-cash interest expense 1,037 1,204 2,263 2,387
Amortization expense 1,677 1,754 3,410 3,317
Non-cash settlement of product warranty liability (1,299 ) - (1,299 ) -
Write-off and amortization of deferred financing costs   207     195   411     388
 
ADJUSTED INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 24,145 21,282 46,108 39,210
 
ADJUSTED INCOME TAX PROVISION   8,845     8,661   16,342     15,958
 
ADJUSTED NET INCOME   15,300     12,621   29,766     23,252
 
ADJUSTED NET INCOME PER DILUTED SHARE $ 0.14   $ 0.11 $ 0.27   $ 0.21

Akorn, Inc.
Tim Dick, 847-279-6150
Chief Financial Officer

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