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REHOVOT, Israel – May 17, 2022 — Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA; TASE: KMDA.TA), a vertically integrated global biopharmaceutical company, focused on specialty plasma-derived therapeutics, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
“Our business is off to a strong start in 2022 as we continue to execute on our corporate strategy advancing towards our core objective of becoming a global leader in the plasma-derived specialty market,” said Amir London, Kamada’s Chief Executive Officer. “We generated total revenues of $28.1 million in the first quarter, representing strong 13% growth year over year. This is the first full quarter commercializing the portfolio of the four FDA-approved commercial immunoglobulins acquired late last year. Sales and profitability levels generated by these products are in line with our plans and expectations. We continue to expand our U.S. commercial-focused infrastructure, execute on key sales and marketing initiatives to further penetrate the U.S. market with our extended product line, and expect that these four products will generate meaningful year-over-year growth. We continue to expand sales of these products in additional new countries, primarily in the Middle East.”
“Sales in the first quarter included $1.4 million of royalty income on GLASSIA sales by Takeda during March 2022, meeting our expected monthly rate and in line with our annual projection. In addition, we are encouraged by KEDRAB® U.S. in-market sales by Kedrion during the first quarter, which have grown in comparison to the pre-COVID pandemic sales levels, a trend that we believe will continue. In the first quarter of 2022, we generated overall gross profit and gross margins of $11.3 million and 40%, respectively, representing a strong 27% increase compared to the first quarter of 2021. This increase was mainly driven by the four new immunoglobulins portfolio, which recorded over 50% of gross profitability. Moreover, we generated $5.5 million of operating cash flows, that supported the increase of our cash position to a total of $22.0 million,” continued Mr. London.
Based on our strong start to the year, we are reiterating our full-year 2022 revenue guidance of between $125 million to $135 million, with expected EBITDA margins of 12% to 15%. This guidance represents a 20% to 30% increase over 2021 revenue and more than 2.5x over 2021 EBITDA. Moreover, we continue to project revenue growth at a double-digit rate in the foreseeable years ahead. Our positive long-term view is supported by the expected continued growth in the proprietary product sales, and several additional key emerging catalysts in our business. The initiation of activities to open new plasma collection centers in the U.S. will, over time, support continued revenue growth and strengthen our supply chain. The planned launch of a portfolio of 11 biosimilar products in our Israeli distribution segment from 2022 to 2028 is expected to generate more than $40 million in annual peak sales, achievable within several years of launch. Finally, our promising pipeline continues to advance, as our inhaled AAT pivotal Phase 3 trial expands to additional six EU sites by mid-year,” concluded Mr. London.
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Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022
Total revenues were $28.1 million in the first quarter of 2022, a 13% increase from the $24.9 million recorded in the first quarter of 2021. Total revenues during the first quarter of 2022 included first full quarter sales of the portfolio of the four FDA-approved commercial products recently acquired, and $1.4 million of sales-based royalty income from Takeda. This royalty income reflected March 2022 only, as Takeda utilized Kamada-manufactured product from its inventory prior to March 2022.
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of March 31, 2022, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $22.0 million, as compared to $18.6 million on December 31, 2021. The increase was due to positive operational cash flows. Kamada’s working capital as of March 31, 2022, comprising of current assets (excluding cash and cash equivalents, and short-term investments) net of current liabilities, totaled $52.0 million.
Fiscal Year 2022 Guidance
Kamada continues to expect to generate fiscal year 2022 total revenues in the range of $125 million to $135 million, which would represent a 20% to 30% growth compared to fiscal year 2021. The Company also anticipates generating EBITDA during 2022 at a rate of 12% to 15% of total revenues, representing more than 2.5x of the EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2021. While the ongoing labor strike impacting our production facility in Israel is expected to temper our second quarter financial results, which we do not expect to be as strong as the first quarter, based on the diversification of our commercial operations which includes multiple revenue generating sources including the recently acquired portfolio of four FDA-approved commercial products, manufactured by an external contract manufacturer, the Israeli Distribution business which operates independent of the production facility, the royalty income on GLASSIA sales by Takeda, as well as current sufficient inventory levels of finished products, our positive outlook for the fiscal year remains unchanged.
Kamada management will host an investment community conference call on Tuesday, May 17, 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 1-877-407-0792 (from within the U.S.), 1 809-406-247 (from Israel), or 1-201-689-8263 (International) and entering the conference identification number: 13729770. The call will also be webcast live on the Internet at: https://viavid.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1547283&tp_key=3051633ddd
Non-IFRS financial measures
We present EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA because we use this non-IFRS financial measure to assess our operational performance, for financial and operational decision-making, and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons on a consistent basis. Management believes this non-IFRS financial measure are useful to investors because: (1) they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and provide investors with a meaningful perspective on the current underlying performance of the Company’s core ongoing operations; and (2) they exclude the impact of certain items that are not directly attributable to our core operating performance and that may obscure trends in the core operating performance of the business. Non-IFRS financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, our IFRS results. We expect to continue reporting non-IFRS financial measures, adjusting for the items described below, and we expect to continue to incur expenses similar to certain of the non-cash, non-IFRS adjustments described below. Accordingly, unless otherwise stated, the exclusion of these and other similar items in the presentation of non-IFRS financial measures should not be construed as an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are not recognized terms under IFRS and do not purport to be an alternative to IFRS terms as an indicator of operating performance or any other IFRS measure. Moreover, because not all companies use identical measures and calculations, the presentation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are defined as net income (loss), plus income tax expense, plus or minus financial income or expenses, net, plus or minus income or expense in respect of securities measured at fair value, net, plus or minus income or expenses in respect of currency exchange differences and derivatives instruments, net, plus depreciation and amortization expense, plus non-cash share-based compensation expenses and certain other costs.
Kamada Ltd. (the “Company”) is a vertically integrated global biopharmaceutical company, focused on specialty plasma-derived therapeutics, 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 our current commercial activities as well as our manufacturing and development expertise in the plasma-derived biopharmaceutical market. The Company’s commercial products portfolio includes its developed and FDA approved products GLASSIA® and KEDRAB® as well as its recently acquired FDA approved plasma-derived hyperimmune products CYTOGAM®, HEPAGAM B®, VARIZIG® and WINRHO®SDF. The Company has additional four plasma-derived products which are registered in markets outside the U.S. The Company distributes its commercial products portfolio directly, and through strategic partners or third-party distributors in more than 30 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Israel, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, India and other countries in Latin America and Asia. The Company has a diverse portfolio of development pipeline products including 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 11 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 2028. 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) 2022 revenue guidance in the range of $125 million to $135 million, a 20% to 30% growth compared to 2021, 2) 2022 EBITDA, as a rate of total revenues, of 12% to 15%, 3) expected continued growth at a double-digit rate in the foreseeable years ahead, 4) expectation of rapid return to revenue and profitability growth in 2022, 5) plans for the opening of new plasma collection centers in the U.S., 6) expectation of peak potential annual biosimilar sales to over $40 million for the eleven(11) Biosimilar product candidates to be distributed in the Israel market, 7) expansion of inhaled AAT pivotal Phase 3 trial with up to six additional clinical sites to be opened by mid-2022, 8) the four FDA-approved commercial immunoglobulins to generate meaningful year-over-year growth and expanding sales of these products in additional new countries, mainly in the Middle East, 9) KEDRAB U.S. in-market sales by Kedrion during the first quarter, grown in comparison to the pre-COVID pandemic sales levels, and our believe this trend will continue, 10) optimism about strategic business development opportunities that will utilize and expand our core plasma-derived development, manufacturing, and commercialization expertise, and 11) the belief that those opportunities are may be significant steps toward accomplishing our strategic goal of becoming a fully integrated specialty plasma company. 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, 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, financial conditions of the Company’s customer, suppliers and services providers, Kamada’s ability to integrate the new product portfolio into its current product portfolio, Kamada’s ability to grow the revenues of its new product portfolio, and leverage and expand its international distribution network, ability to reap the benefits of the recent acquisition of the plasma collection center, including the ability to open additional U.S. plasma centers, and acquisition of the FDA-approved plasma-derived hyperimmune commercial products, the ability to continue enrollment of the pivotal Phase 3 InnovAATe clinical trial in new locations, unexpected results of clinical studies, 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, and other risks detailed in Kamada’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) including those discussed in its most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and in any subsequent reports on Form 6-K, each of which is on file or furnished with the SEC and available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. 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
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
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