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REHOVOT, Israel – August 6, 2019 — Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA; TASE: KMDA.TA), a plasma-derived protein therapeutics company, today announced financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2019.
“We are excited about our continued strong performance in 2019,” said Amir London, Kamada’s Chief Executive Officer. “For the second quarter of 2019, total revenues were $35.3 million, a 4% increase year-over-year, and for the first six months of 2019, total revenues were $62.1 million, which represented a 21% increase over the first six months of 2018. Based on our continued strong performance in the second quarter, and our positive outlook for the remainder of the year, we are reiterating our previously provided full-year 2019 total revenue guidance of $125 million to $130 million, which, if achieved, would represent another strong year of double-digit percentage growth over full-year 2018 total revenues. As a reminder, our GLASSIA supply agreement with Takeda currently extends through the end of 2020. While the possible transition of GLASSIA manufacturing to Takeda after 2020, will result in a significant reduction of Kamada’s revenues, we are expecting a flow of future royalty payments for 20 years, until 2040.”
“From a profitability standpoint, our gross profit increased 27% and 40% year-over-year during the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2019, respectively.” continued Mr. London. “Our gross margins in our Proprietary Products segment for the first six months of 2019 were 47%, as compared to 41% in the comparable period in 2018. Our profitability increased our cash and cash equivalents to $62.0 million as of June 30, 2019, an increase of $11.4 million compared to the end of 2018. For the remainder of the year, while we expect our annual results to improve as compared to 2018, our overall gross margins in the second half of 2019 will be slightly reduced due to an expected different product mix.”
“We also continue to achieve important progress advancing our clinical development pipeline. Kamada intends to conduct a unified global pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial for inhaled AAT for AAT Deficiency in the U.S. under an Investigational New Drug application (IND), and in Europe under a Clinical Trial Authorization (CTA) in order to submit marketing applications for regulatory approval in both regions. Importantly, we have progressed with the Human Factor Study (HFS) that was required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and its results will be submitted as part of our IND filing. In Europe, we expect to begin dosing the first patients in this pivotal Phase 3 trial before the end of the year. Patients recruitment to this study in the U.S. is pending IND approval.” concluded Mr. London.
Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of June 30, 2019, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $62.0 million, as compared to $50.6 million at December 31, 2018.
Recent Corporate Highlights
Kamada management will host an investment community conference call on Tuesday, August 6 at 8:30 am Eastern Time to discuss these results and answer questions. Shareholders and other interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 877-407-0792 (from within the U.S.), 1 809 406 247 (from Israel), or 201-689-8263 (International) and entering the conference identification number: 13692291.
The call will also be archived for 90 days on the Company’s website at www.kamada.com.
Kamada Ltd. is focused on plasma-derived protein therapeutics for orphan indications, and has a commercial product portfolio and a late-stage product pipeline. The Company uses its proprietary platform technology and know-how for the extraction and purification of proteins from human plasma to produce Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) in a highly-purified, liquid form, as well as other plasma-derived Immune globulins. AAT is a protein derived from human plasma with known and newly-discovered therapeutic roles given its immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, tissue-protective and antimicrobial properties. The Company’s flagship product is GLASSIA®, the first liquid, ready-to-use, intravenous plasma-derived AAT product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kamada markets GLASSIA® in the U.S. through a strategic partnership with Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited and in other counties through local distributors. Kamada’s second leading product is KamRAB, a rabies immune globulin (Human) for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis against rabies infection. KamRAB is FDA approved and is being marketed in the U.S. under the brand name KEDRAB and through a strategic partnership with Kedrion S.p.A. In addition to GLASSIA and KEDRAB, Kamada has a product line of four other plasma-derived pharmaceutical products administered by injection or infusion, that are marketed through distributors in more than 15 countries, including Israel, Russia, Brazil, India and other countries in Latin America and Asia. Kamada has late-stage products in development, including an inhaled formulation of AAT for the treatment of AAT deficiency, and in addition, its intravenous AAT is in development for other indications, such as GvHD, prevention of lung transplant rejection and type-1 diabetes. Kamada also leverages its expertise and presence in the plasma-derived protein therapeutics market by distributing more than 20 complementary products in Israel that are manufactured by third parties.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, including statements regarding re-affirmation of the 2019 revenue guidance, our expectation for 20 years of royalties from Takeda post 2020, our expectation that our annual results will improve as compared to 2018, our overall gross margins in the second half of 2019 anticipated to be slightly reduced due to an expected different product mix, the timing of the start of dosing of first patients in the Phase 3 clinical trial for Inhaled AAT in Europe before the end of this year, expectation of higher R&D expenses due to initiation of the Phase 3 clinical trial for Inhaled AAT, our plans to submit marketing applications regulatory approval for Inhaled AAT in both the U.S. and Europe and our anticipated timetable for the publication of results of the completed Phase 2 trial of IV AAT for the prevention of lung transplant rejection.. Forward-looking statements are based on Kamada’s current knowledge and its present beliefs and expectations regarding possible future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors including, but not limited to, unexpected results of ongoing clinical studies, delays with the studies, additional competition in the markets that Kamada competes, including AAT, regulatory delays, prevailing market conditions, corporate events associated with our partners, including Takeda, and the impact of general economic, industry or political conditions in the U.S., Israel or otherwise. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this announcement and Kamada undertakes no obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as otherwise required by law.
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