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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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DUBLIN, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:JAZZ) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2019 and updated 2019 financial guidance.

"2019 has been notable for significant execution and accomplishments across all aspects of our business, including strong financial results, the U.S. launch of Sunosi and further expansion and diversification of our development pipeline through internal and acquired R&D programs," said Bruce Cozadd, chairman and chief executive officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals.  "In the second half of the year, we are focused on continuing to deliver innovative therapies to patients and value to shareholders by preparing to file an NDA for JZP-258, our novel oxybate product candidate, advancing our R&D programs and planning for the potential approval of solriamfetol in the EU."

"We look forward to initiating multiple Vyxeos studies and to working with the Children's Oncology Group to initiate a pivotal Phase 2/3 study this year for JZP-458, our recombinant crisantaspase product candidate for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia," said Robert Iannone, M.D., M.S.C.E., executive vice president, research and development, of Jazz Pharmaceuticals.  "With the addition of the pan-RAF inhibitor program and our exosome therapeutics collaboration, we continue to grow and diversify our R&D pipeline."

Financial Highlights






















Three Months Ended
June 30,




Six Months Ended
June 30,



(In thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)

2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Total revenues

$

534,133



$

500,479



7%


$

1,042,319



$

945,092



10%

GAAP net income

$

261,898



$

92,321



184%


$

347,099



$

138,312



151%

Adjusted net income

$

232,537



$

214,636



8%


$

445,710



$

397,007



12%

GAAP EPS

$

4.56



$

1.50



204%


$

6.01



$

2.26



166%

Adjusted EPS

$

4.05



$

3.49



16%


$

7.72



$

6.48



19%

GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2019 was $261.9 million, or $4.56 per diluted share, compared to $92.3 million, or $1.50 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2019 was $232.5 million, or $4.05 per diluted share, compared to $214.6 million, or $3.49 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018. Reconciliations of applicable GAAP reported to non-GAAP adjusted information are included at the end of this press release.

In the second quarter of 2019, the company recorded a one-time tax benefit of $112.3 million, or $1.96 per diluted share, on a GAAP basis, resulting from an intra-entity intellectual property asset transfer. This tax benefit has been excluded from adjusted net income and the related per share measures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. In the second quarter of 2018, GAAP net income included an impairment charge of $42.9 million resulting from the company's sale of its rights related to Prialt® (ziconotide) intrathecal infusion.

Corporate Updates

In July 2019, the company launched Sunosi™ (solriamfetol) in the U.S. after receiving a schedule IV designation from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Sunosi is the first and only dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor approved to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) associated with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The company today announced the appointment of Neena M. Patil as General Counsel. Ms. Patil will oversee all legal matters for the company. Ms. Patil has been practicing law for nearly 20 years and was most recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Abeona Therapeutics Inc. Prior to Abeona, Ms. Patil was Vice President for Legal Affairs, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Novo Nordisk and held various positions at other global pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Patil received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University.

Key Regulatory/R&D Updates 

In June 2019, the Children's Oncology Group (COG) presented positive Phase 1/2 Vyxeos data at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in children and young adults with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Overall response rate1 was 81.1%, with 70% of patients achieving best response after cycle 1 with Vyxeos and the percent of patients who achieved minimal residual disease (MRD) negative status was 75% post-cycle 1 and 84% overall. Given the robust overall response rate, the company intends to discuss the data and its plans for regulatory submissions with health authorities.

In June 2019, Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd. announced that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved the marketing authorization of Defitelio® injection 200mg (defibrotide sodium) for the treatment of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome/hepatic veno-occlusive disease.

In July 2019, the company acquired Redx Pharma plc's (Redx) pan-RAF inhibitor program for the potential treatment of RAF and RAS mutant tumors. Under the terms of the agreement, the company made an upfront payment of $3.5 million.  Redx is eligible to receive up to $203 million in development, regulatory and commercial milestone payments from the company, and incremental tiered mid-single digit royalties, based on any future net sales.

In August 2019, the company announced positive results of a Phase 1 study for JZP-458, its recombinant crisantaspase product candidate, and plans to initiate a single-arm, pivotal Phase 2/3 study. JZP-458 is being evaluated as a potential treatment option for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)/lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) who have had hypersensitivity to E. coli- based asparaginase products.

1 Comprised of complete remission + complete remission with incomplete platelet recovery + complete remission with incomplete hematologic recovery (CR+CRp+CRi).

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