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Zyla Life Sciences Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results


WAYNE, Pa., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyla Life Sciences (OTCQX:ZCOR) ("Zyla" or the "Company"), a commercial-stage life sciences company, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, including net sales from commercial products: SPRIX® (ketorolac tromethamine) Nasal Spray, the SoluMatrix® products, VIVLODEX® (meloxicam), TIVORBEX® (indomethacin) and ZORVOLEX® (diclofenac)), INDOCIN® (indomethacin) suppositories, INDOCIN® oral suspension and OXAYDO® (oxycodone HCI, USP) tablets for oral use only –CII.    

Zyla Life Sciences Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Zyla Life Sciences) (PRNewsfoto/ZYLA LIFE SCIENCES )

"With our expanded product portfolio, we had third quarter net product sales of $22.4 million, almost three times net product sales for the same period in 2018," said Todd Smith, president and chief executive officer of Zyla. "In the third quarter, we generated $6.5 million in net cash due to our product portfolio expansion, while maintaining similar operating expenses and commercial infrastructure. We continue to identify areas to increase efficiencies and improve our commercial impact." 

Recent Event

  • The Company appointed Todd N. Smith as president, chief executive officer and a director, effective October 23, 2019.

2019 Third Quarter Financial Results

  • Cash Position: As of September 30, 2019, Zyla had cash and restricted cash totaling $19.0 million. Cash generated from operating activities for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was $6.8 million.
  • Net Product Sales: Net product sales were $22.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $8.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The increase was largely due to the addition of the five acquired products at the end of January 2019.        
  • Cost of Sales (excluding product rights amortization): Cost of sales was $10.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $1.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The increase was driven by higher product sales as a result of the five new products acquired at the end of January 2019 and the revaluation of inventory in connection with the reorganization.
  • G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses were $6.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $5.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The increase was attributable to $0.4 million of higher administrative expense and $0.4 million of higher Food and Drug Administration fees related to products acquired during 2019, partially offset by a $0.4 million decrease in post-marketing study fees related to ARYMO® ER (morphine sulfate) extended-release tablets for oral use —CII which the Company discontinued in September 2018 and OXAYDO.
  • S&M Expenses: Sales and marketing expenses were $9.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $7.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The $1.4 million increase was primarily attributable to $1.0 million of marketing programs for the acquired products and $0.4 million of other sales and marketing costs.
  • R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were essentially zero for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $1.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. This decrease was driven by a discontinuation of R&D programs that did not directly support the growth of Zyla's commercial business.
  • Restructuring and Other Charges: There were no restructuring and other charges during the three months ended September 30, 2019. Restructuring and other charges of $13.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 reflect costs related to the discontinuation of ARYMO ER of $8.2 million, a termination payment to Halo Pharmaceuticals of $3.1 million and legal fees related to the filing of the Company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of $2.6 million.
  • Interest Expense: Interest expense was $3.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $32.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018. Interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2019 includes non-cash interest and amortization of debt discount totaling $1.8 million. The interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2018 includes non-cash interest and amortization of debt discount totaling $29.8 million and included the acceleration of the debt discounts due to the revaluation of these instruments due to the events of default.
  • Other Gain: Other gain was $1.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $0.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018.
  • Net Loss: Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was $10.3 million compared to a net loss of $51.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018.

Earnings Conference Call Information

Zyla's management will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter 2019 financial results today:


Thursday, November 14, 2019


4:30 p.m. EST

Webcast (live and archive):  (Events & Webcasts, Investor page)

Dial-in numbers:                    

1-888-346-2615 (domestic)

1-412-902-4253 (international)

Replay numbers:                   

1-877-344-7529 (domestic)

1-412-317-0088 (international)

Conference number:              


About Zyla Life Sciences
Zyla Life Sciences is a business committed to bringing important products to patients and healthcare providers. Zyla is focused on marketing its portfolio of medicines for pain and inflammation. The company portfolio includes six products: SPRIX® (ketorolac tromethamine) Nasal Spray, ZORVOLEX® (diclofenac), VIVLODEX® (meloxicam), INDOCIN® (indomethacin) suppositories, INDOCIN® oral suspension and OXAYDO® (oxycodone HCI, USP) tablets for oral use only —CII.

For full prescribing information, boxed warnings and medication guides, please visit the following sites for each product:,, and Prescribing information, the boxed warning and medication guide for INDOCIN suppositories and oral suspension can be found at

Safe Harbor
Statements included in this press release that are not historical in nature and contain the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "suggest," "target," "potential," "will," "would," "could," "should," "continue," "look forward to" and other similar expressions are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to: our ability to continue as a going concern; the impact of our bankruptcy on our business going forward, including with regard to relationships with vendors and customers, employee attrition, and the costs and expenses resulting from our bankruptcy; the impact of our acquisition of five products from Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including our assumption of related liabilities, potential exposure to successor liability and credit risk of Iroko and its affiliates; our estimates regarding expenses, future revenues, capital requirements and needs for additional financing; our current and future indebtedness; our ability to maintain compliance with the covenants in our debt documents; the level of commercial success of our products; coverage of our products by payors and pharmacy benefit managers; our ability to execute on our sales and marketing strategy, including developing relationships with customers, physicians, payors and other constituencies; the rate and degree of market acceptance of any of our products; the success of competing products that are or become available; the entry of any generic products for any of our products, or any delay in or inability to reformulate SPRIX; recently enacted and future legislation and regulations regarding the healthcare system; the accuracy of our estimates of the size and characteristics of the potential markets for our products and our ability to serve those markets; our failure to recruit or retain key personnel, including our executive officers; obtaining and maintaining intellectual property protection for our products; our ability to operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others; our ability to integrate and grow any businesses or products that we may acquire; the outcome of any litigation in which we are or may be involved; general market conditions; and other risk factors set forth in Zyla's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and in other filings Zyla makes with the SEC from time to time. While Zyla may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking-statements contained in this press release whether as a result of new information or future events, except as may be required by law.

Media and Investor Contact:
E. Blair Clark-Schoeb
Tel: 484-259-7370

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