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REHOVOT, Israel – August 12, 2020 — Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA; TASE: KMDA.TA), a plasma-derived biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.
“Kamada presented solid financial and operational performance during the first six months of 2020,” said Amir London, Kamada’s Chief Executive Officer. “While the global COVID-19 pandemic persists, we generated total revenues of $66.4 million during the first half of the year, representing an increase of 7% year-over-year. Importantly, our manufacturing plant continues to be operational and we do not anticipate any meaningful changes in the foreseeable future due to COVID-19 pandemic. Based on our results in the first six months of 2020 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.”
“We continue to expeditiously advance the development of our plasma-derived immunoglobulin (IgG) product as a potential treatment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19),” continued Mr. London. “We have completed manufacturing of the initial batches of our product and earlier this week we announced first-patient-in our Phase 1/2 open label clinical trial in Israel. We are also working with the support of our partner, Kedrion Biopharma, toward obtaining FDA’s acceptance of the proposed clinical development program and we expect to hold a pre-IND meeting with the FDA during this quarter.”
“We are intensively exploring business development opportunities to mitigate the effects of the planned transition of GLASSIA® manufacturing to Takeda during 2021. I am optimistic that these opportunities, funded by our strong cash position, along with our organic commercial growth, our investigational COVID- 19 IgG product, the expected future royalty payments from Takeda together with the contract manufacturing of an FDA approved and commercialized specialty IgG product will contribute to our future growth,” concluded Mr. London.
Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020
Financial Highlights for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of June 30, 2020, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $104.7 million, as compared to $73.9 million at December 31, 2019.
Kamada management will host an investment community conference call on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 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 855-327-6837 (from within the U.S.), 1-809-458-327 (from Israel), or 631-891-4304 (International) and entering the conference identification number: 10010379. 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, and during 2020, the Company initiated the development of a plasma derived 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) Total revenues to be in the range of $132 million to $137 million for fiscal 2020; 2) not anticipating meaningful changes in operations in the foreseeable future due to COVID-19 pandemic; 3) actions taken to mitigate the effect of the planned transition of GLASSIA manufacturing to Takeda during 2021; 4) optimism that business development opportunities, funded by our strong cash position, along with our organic commercial growth, our investigational COVID- 19 IgG product, the expected future royalty payments from Takeda together with the contract manufacturing of an FDA approved and commercialized specialty IgG product will contribute to our future growth; 5) developments relating FDA’s acceptance of the proposed clinical development program and clearance of Kamada’s IND relating to its plasma-derived immunoglobulin (IgG) product as a potential treatment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) following the pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) meeting with the FDA expected to take place in the third quarter of 2020; 6) guidance of an expected annual three to five percentage points decrease in the Proprietary Product segment gross margin which is attributable to a change in sales product mix and reduced plant utilization; and 7) previously expected increase of 20-25% in Research and Development expenses for 2020 in comparison to 2019 will not materialize mainly related to COVID-19 related delays in research projects and current expectation of an approximately 15-17% increase in Research and Development expenses in full year 2020 as compared to 2019. 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 obtain regulatory approval for clinical trials of the plasma-derived hyperimmune IgG product for COVID-19, 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.
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