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Rehovot, Israel, and Hoboken, NJ – August 16, 2023 — Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA; TASE: KMDA.TA), a commercial stage global biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of marketed products indicated for rare and serious conditions and a leader in the specialty plasma-derived field, today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023.
“Our strong start to 2023 continued in the second quarter, both financially and operationally,” said Amir London, Kamada’s Chief Executive Officer. “With total revenues for the first six months of the year of $68.2 million, which represented year-over-year growth of 32%, and adjusted EBITDA of $9.9 million, representing 24% growth year-over-year, we achieved the top- and bottom-line growth anticipated in our business during the first six months of the year. We continue to effectively leverage our multiple growth drivers, including a significant increase of KEDRAB® sales to Kedrion for further distribution in the U.S., as well as the portfolio of the four FDA-approved Immunoglobulins (CYTOGAM®, HEPAGAMB®, VARIZIG® and WINRHO® SDF), and our Israeli distribution business.”
“Importantly, we expect the momentum in our business to continue through the second half of the year, with full-year profitability to be further meaningfully enhanced as compared to last year. As such, we are reiterating our full-year 2023 revenue guidance of $138 million to $146 million and EBITDA of $22 million to $26 million; the mid-point of the range would represent profitability growth of approximately 35% over 2022,” continued Mr. London.
“We continue to advance our pivotal phase 3 InnovAATe trial for Inhaled AAT and recently received positive scientific advice from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that reconfirmed the overall design of the on-going study and acknowledged the statistically and clinically meaningful improvement in lung function (FEV1) demonstrated in our previous Phase 2/3 European study, which served as the basis for the design and the selection of the primary endpoint of our current pivotal Phase 3 study. Discussion with the FDA regarding study progress will be completed by the end of 2023,” added Mr. London.
“We are actively engaged in seeking shareholders’ approval, later this month, for the $60 million share purchase agreement previously signed with FIMI. This strategic investment will provide us with financial flexibility to pursue compelling business development opportunities, a process that we have initiated, and will be further ramped up upon receipt of shareholder approval and closing of the transaction. Additionally, the recent extension through March 2026 of our U.S distribution agreement with Kedrion for KEDRAB assures that this important product will remain a key growth catalyst for Kamada. We remain in active discussions with Kedrion to potentially further expand the scope of the collaboration,” concluded Mr. London.
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Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2023
Financial Highlights for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2023
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of June 30, 2023, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments of $21.8 million, as compared to $34.3 million as of December 31, 2022. This figure does not include the expected net proceeds from the recently announced $60 million financing, which is expected to close, subject to shareholders’ vote, during the third quarter of 2023.
Recent Corporate Highlights
Fiscal Year 2023 Guidance
Kamada continues to expect to generate fiscal year 2023 total revenues in the range of $138 million to $146 million. The Company also continues to anticipate generating EBITDA during 2023 in the range of $22 million to $26 million, the mid-point of the range would represent profitability growth of approximately 35% over 2022.
Kamada management will host an investment community conference call on Wednesday, August 16, 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: 13740401. The call will also be webcast live on the Internet at:
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 commercial stage global biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of marketed products indicated for rare and serious conditions and a leader in the specialty plasma-derived field, focused on diseases of limited treatment alternatives. The Company is also advancing an innovative development pipeline targeting areas of significant unmet medical need. The Company’s strategy is focused on driving profitable growth from its significant commercial catalysts as well as its manufacturing and development expertise in the plasma-derived and biopharmaceutical fields. The Company’s commercial products portfolio includes six FDA approved plasma-derived biopharmaceutical products: CYTOGAM®, KEDRAB®, WINRHO SDF®, VARIZIG®, HEPAGAM B® and GLASSIA®, as well as KAMRAB®, KAMRHO (D)® and two types of equine-based anti-snake venom (ASV) products. 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, Argentina, Brazil, India, Australia and other countries in Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. The Company leverages its expertise and presence in the Israeli market to distribute, for use in Israel, more than 25 pharmaceutical products that are supplied by international manufacturers. During recent years the Company added eleven biosimilar products to its Israeli distribution portfolio, which, subject to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Israeli Ministry of Health approvals, are expected to be launched in Israel through 2028. The Company owns an FDA licensed plasma collection center in Beaumont, Texas, which currently specializes in the collection of hyper-immune plasma used in the manufacture of KAMRHO (D). In addition to the Company’s commercial operation, it invests in research and development of new product candidates. The Company’s leading investigational product is an inhaled AAT for the treatment of AAT deficiency, for which it is continuing to progress the InnovAATe clinical trial, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, pivotal Phase 3 trial. FIMI Opportunity Funds, the leading private equity firm 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) Expectation that the momentum in our business to continue through the second half of the year, with profitability to be further meaningfully enhanced as compared to last year; (2) 2023 revenue guidance in the range of $138 Million to $146 Million; (3) 2023 EBITDA to be in the range of $22 million to $26 million, with the mid-point of the range representing profitability growth of approximately 35% over 2022; (4) Discussion with the FDA regarding study progress to be completed by the end of 2023; (5) Potential expansion of the scope of the collaboration between Kamada and Kedrion; (6) effectively leveraging multiple growth drivers, including significant increase of KEDRAB sales to Kedrion, the portfolio of four FDA approved IgGs acquired in late 2021, the sales of our other Proprietary products in the international markets, and our Israeli distribution business; (7) shareholder approval and expected closing of the recently announced $60 million financing in the third quarter of 2023; (8) The financing providing the Company with financial flexibility, allowing the Company to accelerate the growth of its existing business and pursue compelling business development opportunities; and (9) Optimism about AATD Phase 3 clinical trial progress, including preliminary outcome from EMA discussions. 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 continuation of inbound and outbound international delivery routes, 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
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