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REHOVOT, Israel – February 10, 2020 — Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA; TASE: KMDA.TA), a plasma-derived biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the three and 12 months ended December 31, 2020.
“We are pleased to have overcome meaningful operational challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic and met our key financial targets for 2020,” said Amir London, Kamada’s Chief Executive Officer. “For full-year 2020, we recorded total revenues of $133.2 million, in-line with our guidance of $132 million to $137 million, and a 5% increase compared to 2019 revenues. These results are indicative of the fundamental strengths of our business.”
“The acquisition of the Blood and Plasma Research (B&PR) collection center and establishment of our wholly-owned subsidiary, Kamada Plasma LLC, represents our entry into the U.S. plasma collection market, furthers our strategic goal of becoming a fully integrated specialty plasma company, and is expected to improve our IgG competitive profile in multiple markets. We intend to significantly expand our hyperimmune plasma collection capacity by investing in this center and leveraging its FDA license to open additional centers in the U.S.,” continued Mr. London.
“We continue to advance the rapid development and manufacturing of our plasma-derived COVID-19 IgG investigational product, which is being supplied to the Israeli Ministry of Health (IMOH) for the treatment of an estimated 500 hospitalized patients, through an agreement that is expected to generate approximately $3.4 million in revenue to Kamada. We continue to ramp up production of the product using plasma collected by our partner Kedrion Biopharma, in anticipation of a potential expansion of the IMOH supply agreement and possible demand from additional international markets,” added Mr. London.
“In addition, we continue to develop our pipeline, primarily focusing on the pivotal Phase 3 InnovAATe clinical trial of Inhaled AAT for the treatment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and on exploring new strategic business development opportunities that will utilize and expand our core plasma-derived development, manufacturing, and commercialization expertise. Moreover, we intend to leverage our IgG platform technology as a strategic business line, with the ability to respond to future potential pandemic situations,” concluded Mr. London.
As previously reported, the transition of Glassia manufacturing to Takeda and the continued uncertainty in the operating environment created by the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic are expected to result in reduced revenues and profitability in 2021. At the same time, Kamada continues to focus on expanding its existing growth drivers, which include:
Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2020
Financial Highlights for the Year Ended December 31, 2020
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of December 31, 2020, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $109.3 million, as compared to $73.9 million on December 31, 2019. This increase was attributable to the issuance and sale of $25 million of equity to FIMI Opportunity Fund, the leading private equity investor in Israel, as well as positive operational cash flow.
Recent Corporate Highlights
Kamada management will host an investment community conference call on Wednesday, February 10, 2020, at 8:00am 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.), 1-809-409-247 (from Israel), or 201-689-8263 (International) and entering the conference identification number: 13715277. The call will also be webcast live on the Internet on the Company’s website at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=143096.
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. 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. 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, and during 2020, the Company initiated the development of a plasma derived hyperimmune immunoglobulin (IgG) product as a potential treatment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 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) 2020 financial results being indicative of the fundamental strengths of Kamada’s business, 2) benefits of the B&PR acquisition, including furthering Kamada’s strategic goal of becoming a fully integrated specialty plasma company, the acquisition’s ability to improve Kamada’s IgG competitiveness in different markets and ability to expand Kamada’s hyperimmune plasma collection capacity by investing in the acquired center and leveraging its FDA license to open additional centers in the U.S., 3) plasma derived COVID-19 IgG investigational product supplied to the IMOH is estimated to be used to treat 500 hospitalized patient, through an agreement expected to generate approximately $3.4M in revenue to Kamada, 4) raping up of manufacturing of Kamada’s plasma derived COVID-19 immunoglobulin investigational product in anticipation of a potential expansion of the IMOH supply agreement and possible demand from additional international markets, 5) optimism about the pipeline, which is primarily focused on the pivotal Phase 3 InnovAATe clinical trial of Inhaled AAT for the treatment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and exploring new strategic business development opportunities that will utilize and expand Kamada’s core plasma-derived development, manufacturing, and commercialization expertise, 6) Kamada’s intention to leverage its IgG platform technology as a strategic business line, with the ability to respond to future potential pandemic situations, 7) expectation to reduced revenues and profitability in 2021 due to the recently reported transition of Glassia manufacturing to Takeda and the continued uncertainty in the operating environment created by the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, 8) expectation for a continued increase in KedRAB market share in the U.S., 9) Expansion of sales of Glassia and IgG portfolio in ex-U.S. markets , including the registration and launch of the products in new territories, 10) Glassia’s royalties estimated at a range of $10 Million to $20 Million per year commencing 2022, 11) the nine biosimilar products portfolio in the Israeli-based Distribution segment launching between 2022 and 2025 and estimation for maximum sales in the range of $25 Million to $35 Million, and 12) the leveraging of the Company’s plasma-derived products manufacturing facility and expertise to offer contract manufacturing services of specialty IgG products, including those of an FDA-approved and commercialized IgG product expected to add between $8 Million to $10 Million in annual revenues starting in 2023. 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, ability to offset significant revenue loss associated with GLASSIA manufacturing transitioning to Takeda, 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 B&PR acquisition, ability to obtain regulatory approval for clinical trials of the plasma-derived hyperimmune IgG product for COVID-19, ability to obtain regulatory approval for the nine biosimilar products portfolio, the fruition of the contract manufacturing services of the FDA-approved and commercialized specialty IgG product, the ability to continue enrollment of the pivotal Phase 3 InnovAATe clinical trial, unexpected results of clinical studies and on-going 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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