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First Quarter 2021 Revenues were $24.9 Million, and Adjusted EBITDA was $3.7 Million
REHOVOT, Israel – May 12, 2021 — Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA; TASE: KMDA.TA), a plasma-derived biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
“Our financial results for the first quarter of 2021 were in-line with our expectations and we continue to advance our business activities in multiple strategic directions,” said Amir London, Kamada’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Our pivotal Phase 3 InnovAATe clinical trial of Inhaled AAT for the treatment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) is progressing, as we concurrently evaluate strategic opportunities to engage a commercialization partner for this key product candidate, in a market which is currently estimated at over one billion dollar and growing six to eight percent annually. In addition, we continue to supply our plasma-derived COVID-19 Immunoglobulin (IgG) investigational product to the Israeli Ministry of Health (IMOH) for the treatment of hospitalized patients, and during the first quarter of the year, we finalized the planned production ramp up of the product in anticipation of potential demand from additional international markets,” continued Mr. London.
“We are actively engaged in expanding the hyperimmune plasma collection capacity of our recently acquired Texas-based plasma collection center and initiated planning for the opening of additional U.S. centers by leveraging our U.S. Food and Drug Administration license. We are committed to growing our hyperimmune IgG portfolio and believe that expanding our plasma collection capabilities is a significant strategic step toward accomplishing this goal. In addition, we remain focused on evaluating new strategic business development opportunities that will utilize and expand our core expertise in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of plasma-derived therapeutics and will further advance our strategic objective of evolving into a fully integrated specialty plasma company. In order to leverage these opportunities, we intend to utilize our strong cash position of nearly $110 million,” concluded Mr. London.
Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of March 31, 2021, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $109.5 million, as compared to $109.3 million on December 31, 2020. The slight increase was due to positive operational cash flow.
Recent Corporate Highlights
Kamada management will host an investment community conference call on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 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.), 1-809-406-247 (from Israel), or 201-689-8263 (International) and entering the conference identification number: 13719388. The call will also be webcast live on the Internet at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=144748.
Kamada Ltd. (the “Company”) is a global specialty plasma-derived biopharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of marketed products, a robust development pipeline and industry-leading manufacturing capabilities. The Company’s strategy is focused on driving profitable growth from its current commercial products, its plasma-derived development pipeline and its manufacturing expertise, while evolving into a vertically integrated plasma-derived company. The Company’s two leading commercial products are GLASSIA® and KEDRRAB®. GLASSIA was the first liquid, ready-to-use, intravenous plasma-derived AAT product approved by the FDA. The Company markets GLASSIA in the U.S. through a strategic partnership with Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited (“Takeda”) and in other countries through local distributors. Pursuant to an agreement with Takeda, the Company will continue to produce GLASSIA for Takeda through 2021 and Takeda will initiate its own production of GLASSIA for the U.S. market in 2021, at which point Takeda will commence payment of royalties to the Company until 2040. KEDRAB is an FDA approved anti-rabies immune globulin (Human) for post-exposure prophylaxis treatment. KEDRAB is being marketed in the U.S. through a strategic partnership with Kedrion S.p.A. The Company has additional four plasma-derived products administered by injection or infusion, that are marketed through distributors in more than 15 countries, including Israel, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, India and other countries in Latin America and Asia. The Company has two leading development programs; a plasma-derived hyperimmune immunoglobulin (IgG) product as a potential treatment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and an inhaled AAT for the treatment of AAT deficiency for which the Company is currently conducting the InnovAATe clinical trial, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, pivotal Phase 3 trial. The Company leverages its expertise and presence in the Israeli pharmaceutical market to distribute in Israel more than 20 products that are manufactured by third parties and have recently added nine biosimilar products to its Israeli distribution portfolio, which, subject to EMA and the Israeli MOH approvals, are expected to be launched in Israel between the years 2022 and 2025. 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) anticipation to receive a $2 million payment from Takeda by the end of 2021 upon completion of the transition of GLASSIA manufacturing to Takeda, and the transfer to Takeda of the GLASSIA BLA, 2) plans to affect a workforce downsizing during early third quarter of 2021, which may result in potential annual labor costs savings of approximately 10%, 3) continue advancement of the pivotal Phase 3 InnovAATe clinical trial of Inhaled AAT for the treatment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) and evaluation of strategic opportunities to engage commercialization partner for this key product candidate, 4) statement regarding the size and annual growth rate of the AATD market, 5) continuation of supply of the plasma-derived COVID-19 IgG investigational product to the IMOH for the treatment of hospitalized patients, and anticipation of potential demand for the product from additional international markets, 6) expansion of the hyperimmune plasma collection capacity of the recently acquired Taxes based plasma collection center and initiation of planning for the opening of additional centers in the U.S. by leveraging our FDA license, 7) commitment to growing the hyperimmune IgG portfolio, 8) focus on exploring new strategic business development opportunities that will utilize and expand our core expertise in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of plasma-derived therapeutics and advance will further our strategic objective to evolve into a fully integrated specialty plasma company, 9) leveraging these business development opportunities by the intention to utilize the strong cash position of nearly $110 million, and 10) anticipated reduction in revenues and profitability during 2021 driven by the transition of GLASSIA® manufacturing to Takeda and the continued effect on the Company’s operating environment created by the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. 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 scope, 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, impact of the workforce downsizing plan, continued demand for Kamada’s products, including GLASSIA and KEDRAB, in the U.S. market and its Distribution segment related products in Israel, financial conditions of the Company’s customer, suppliers and services providers, ability to reap the benefits of the recent acquisition of the plasma collection center, including the ability to open additional U.S. plasma centers, the ability to continue enrollment of the pivotal Phase 3 InnovAATe clinical trial, unexpected results of clinical studies, including plasma-derived IgG treatment for COVID-19 and the level of demand for such product, 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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