REHOVOT, Israel – May 18, 2020 — Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA; TASE: KMDA.TA), a plasma-derived biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.
“As the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic continues to create substantial complications in daily life and business operations, we are focused on the safety and well-being of our employees, who continue to find innovative solutions to support our patients and partners,” said Amir London, Kamada’s Chief Executive Officer. “These efforts contributed to our strong performance in the first quarter of the year. Total revenues were $33.3 million, an increase of 24 percent year-over-year. These results were driven by similar year-over year increase in sales of both our Proprietary and Distributed products. Based on our strong performance in the first quarter and our current outlook for the remainder of the year, we are reiterating our guidance of total revenues of between $132 million and $137 million for full-year 2020.”
“To date, our manufacturing plant remains operational with no effect on business continuity, even amidst the emergency regulations enforced in Israel in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, based on the most recent interactions with our U.S. distribution partners regarding finished product inventory levels available for distribution in the U.S and our planned supply for the remainder of the year, we do not anticipate meaningful supply shortages in the foreseeable future in the U.S. market for GLASSIA® or KEDRAB®. In addition, based on currently available inventory levels and planned supply of our Distributed products in Israel, we do not anticipate significant supply shortages in the foreseeable future. Going forward, although certain COVID-19 pandemic-related dynamics may affect market demand and production conditions, we intend to maintain our current manufacturing and supply plans, and increased inventory levels of raw materials through our suppliers and service providers in order to appropriately manage any potential supply disruptions and secure continued manufacturing,” continued Mr. London.
“As previously reported, during the first quarter, we were able to quickly focus our efforts on the development and manufacturing of a plasma-derived hyperimmune IgG product for COVID-19, which leverages our proprietary IgG platform technology, as a potential treatment for COVID-19 patients. We are pleased to report today that we have secured adequate quantities of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in Israel. This has enabled us to initiate manufacturing of the product, which is expected to be available by the end of the second quarter for compassionate use treatment in Israel, based on Israeli Ministry of Health (IMOH) regulations. Concurrently, we have ongoing discussions with the IMOH with regard to the potential initiation of related clinical trials. In addition, we were excited to recently announce our global collaboration with Kedrion Biopharma, which will allow us to more rapidly develop our plasma-derived hyperimmune IgG product for COVID-19 and broaden our international reach,” concluded Mr. London.
Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of March 31, 2020, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $96.4 million, as compared to $73.9 million at December 31, 2019. This includes the net proceeds generated from the $25 million private placement transaction with the FIMI Opportunity Fund closed in February 2020.
Recent Corporate Highlights
Kamada management will host an investment community conference call on Monday, May 18, at 8:30am 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.), 1809 406 247 (from Israel), or 201-689-8263 (International) and entering the conference identification number: 13699990. The call will also be webcast live on the Internet on the Company’s website at www.kamada.com.
Kamada Ltd. (“the Company”) is a commercial stage plasma-derived biopharmaceutical company focused on orphan indications, with an existing marketed 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. The Company’s flagship product is GLASSIA®, the first liquid, ready-to-use, intravenous plasma-derived AAT product approved by the U.S. FDA. The Company markets GLASSIA in the U.S. through a strategic partnership with Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited and in other countries through local distributors. The Company’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® through a strategic partnership with Kedrion S.p.A. In addition to Glassia and KEDRAB, the Company 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. The Company has late-stage products in development, including an inhaled formulation of AAT for the treatment of AAT deficiency. In addition, the Company’s intravenous AAT is in development for other indications, such as GvHD and prevention of lung transplant rejection. The Company 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. FIMI Opportunity Fund, the leading private equity investor in Israel, is the Company’s lead shareholder, beneficially owning approximately 21% of the outstanding ordinary shares.
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 1) the total revenues to be in the range of $132 million to $137 million for fiscal 2020; 2) not anticipating meaningful supply shortages in the foreseeable future in the U.S. market for GLASSIA® or KEDRAB®; 3) not anticipating significant supply shortages in the foreseeable future for Kamada’s Distributed products in Israel; 4) anticipating maintaining current manufacturing and supply plans; 5) increasing inventory levels of raw materials through suppliers and service providers in order to appropriately manage any potential supply disruptions and secure continued manufacturing; 6) anticipating availability for clinical and compassionate-use treatment in Israel of a plasma-derived hyperimmune IgG product for COVID-19, form COVID-19 convalescent plasma, by the end of the second quarter of 2020; 7) anticipating that the global collaboration with Kedrion Biopharma will allow Kamada to speed up the development of the plasma-derived hyperimmune IgG product for COVID-19 and broaden the product’s international reach; and 8) anticipating that Phase 3 InnovAATe clinical trial will resume enrollment in the third quarter of 2020. 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, the continued evolvement of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effect and duration, availability of sufficient raw materials required to maintain manufacturing plans, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government mandates on the availability of adequate levels of work-force required to maintain manufacturing plans, disruption to the supply chain due to COVID-19 pandemic, continuation of inbound and outbound international delivery routes, continued demand for Kamada’s products, including GLASSIA and KEDRAB, in the U.S. market and its distributed products in Israel, ability to obtain regulatory approval for clinical trials of the plasma-derived hyperimmune IgG product for COVID-19, unexpected results of clinical studies and on-going compassionate-use treatments, ability to find doctors and medical facilities to collaborate on compassionate-use treatments, Kamada’s ability to manage operating expenses, additional competition in the markets that Kamada competes, regulatory delays, prevailing market conditions 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.
Chief Financial Officer
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