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Rehovot, Israel, and Hoboken, NJ – November 22, 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 and nine months ended September 30, 2022.
“Our strong third quarter performance is consistent with our forecasted positive outlook for the second half of the year,” said Amir London, Kamada’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our business is beginning to reap the significant benefits of the acquired portfolio of four FDA-approved IgGs, consisting of CYTOGAM®, HEPAGAM B®, VARIZIG® and WINRHO®SDF. We have now completed our rapid transition from our past dependency on GLASSIA® sales to Takeda to a diversified, fully integrated commercial company and a global leader in the plasma-derived specialty market. In the third quarter, we generated total revenues of $32.2 million, representing a 40% increase year-over-year, and overall gross margins increased to 40% as compared to 25% in the third quarter of 2021. Importantly, each of our expected key revenue and profitability drivers, including our new IgG portfolio, as well as KEDRAB® sales and GLASSIA royalty income, contributed significantly to our sales and profitability growth. Based on our expectation for continued revenue growth and enhanced profitability in the fourth quarter of the year, we are reiterating our full-year 2022 financial guidance, which represents a 20% to 30% increase over 2021 revenue and more than 2.5x over 2021 adjusted EBITDA.”
“I am pleased to report that over recent months, as part of the establishment of our direct presence in the U.S. market, we deployed a team of U.S.-based experienced sales and medical affairs professionals who have rapidly established our operations in this key market. The U.S. sales team is making good progress in promoting our portfolio of specialty plasma-derived IgG products to physicians and other healthcare practitioners through direct engagement and opportunities at medical conventions. The Medical Affairs team is working to educate physicians, while addressing their scientific and clinical inquiries, including participating in major medical conferences in the U.S. These activities represent the first time in over a decade that these hyper-immune specialty products have been supported by field-based activity in the U.S. We are encouraged by the positive feedback received from key U.S. physicians who are seeking to publish new clinical data related to our portfolio, while conducting educational symposiums that we believe will have a positive impact on the understanding of these products, thereby contributing to continued growth in demand,” continued Mr. London.
“In addition, we continue to make significant progress promoting our commercial portfolio outside the U.S. market. To this end, we recently reported an $11.4 million agreement to supply VARIZIG to an international organization, as well as the extension of an existing tender for the supply, in Canada, of the four IgG products for a total of $22.0 million over the next three years. These significant accomplishments are key factors in ensuring our continued growth. Looking further ahead, we continue to forecast revenue growth at a double-digit rate in the foreseeable years beyond 2022, driven by our proprietary product catalysts, our plasma collection operations, GLASSIA’s royalties and the planned launch of eleven biosimilar products in Israel,” concluded Mr. London.
Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2022
Financial Highlights for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of September 30, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $31.3 million, as compared to $18.6 million as of December 31, 2021. Kamada’s strong cash position is driven by continued positive operational cash flows, which is indicative of the significant momentum in the Company’s commercial operations.
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 20% to 30% growth compared to fiscal year 2021. The Company also anticipates generating adjusted EBITDA during 2022 at a rate of 12% to 15% of total revenues, representing more than 2.5x of the adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Recent Corporate Highlights
Kamada management will host an investment community conference call on Tuesday, November 22, 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: 13734312. 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 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 eleven biosimilar products to its Israeli distribution portfolio, which, subject to EMA and the Israeli MOH approvals, are expected to be launched in Israel through 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) fiscal year 2022 guidance, 2) revenue growth at a double-digit rate in the foreseeable years beyond 2022, driven by Kamada’s proprietary product catalysts, plasma collection operations, GLASSIA’s royalties and the planned launch of 11 biosimilar products in Israel, 3) continued revenue growth and enhanced profitability in the fourth quarter of the year, 4) Kamada becoming a diversified, fully integrated commercial company and a global leader in the plasma-derived specialty market, 5) optimism about the positive feedback received from key U.S. physicians to enable the expansion of sales of our IgG portfolio, 6) the encouraging safety observed to date relating to the Phase 3 clinical trial of Inhaled AAT, and 7) planned meeting with the FDA and EMA during the first half of 2023 to discuss study progress and potential opportunities to shorten the regulatory pathway. 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, 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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