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     160  0 Kommentare Aerie Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

    Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AERI), a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of first-in-class ophthalmic therapies, today reports financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

    “Aerie delivered another solid performance in the third quarter and executed well across our three strategic pillars of growth. Our first-in-class glaucoma franchise showed strong continued year-over-year growth, in line with our expectations. We are pleased to announce that on November 1, 2022, we enrolled our first participant in COMET-4, a 12-month study designed to evaluate the long-term safety of our dry eye disease product candidate, AR-15512 ophthalmic solution,” said Raj Kannan, Chief Executive Officer of Aerie Pharmaceuticals. “The recently announced acquisition by Alcon Inc. (Alcon) will further advance Aerie’s mission to accelerate the standard of care for the treatment of patients with eye diseases and conditions including open-angle glaucoma, dry eye disease, diabetic macular edema (DME), and wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD).”

    Third Quarter Financial Results and Highlights

    For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, Aerie reported results compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2021:

    • Total glaucoma franchise net product revenues of $36.1 million, up 23% compared to $29.3 million
    • Net loss of $26.8 million, an improvement of 32% compared to a net loss of $39.7 million
    • Net loss per share (diluted) of $0.56 compared to a net loss per share (diluted) of $0.86
    • Non-GAAP net loss of $13.1 million compared to non-GAAP net loss of $33.1 million
    • Non-GAAP net loss per share (diluted) of $0.27 compared to non-GAAP net loss per share (diluted) of $0.72

    Balance Sheet and Liquidity Highlights

    • Cash, cash equivalents, and investments were $172.5 million as of September 30, 2022 compared to $139.8 million as of December 31, 2021.
    • During the third quarter of 2022, our net cash used in operating activities was $11.4 million and total net change in cash, cash equivalents, and investments (total net cash used) was $11.9 million.

    Recent Highlights

    • First participant enrollment targets were met for both the COMET-3 and COMET-4 Phase 3 pivotal studies on August 1, 2022 and November 1, 2022, respectively:
      • COMET-3 is the second of two 3-month studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of AR-15512.
      • COMET-4 is a 12-month study evaluating the long-term safety of AR-15512.
    • Both studies are part of the Phase 3 registrational program in dry eye disease which, along with the ongoing COMET-2 study, support a potential New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), anticipated in 2024.

    Conference Call

    Due to the pending transaction with Alcon, Aerie will not be hosting a conference call to review the financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 or commenting on its financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2022.

    About Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Aerie is a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of first-in-class ophthalmic therapies for the treatment of patients with eye diseases and conditions including open-angle glaucoma, dry eye disease, DME, and wet AMD. Aerie’s product portfolio includes two FDA approved products and a pipeline of three product candidates in clinical development. Aerie’s novel product for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, Rocklatan (netarsudil (0.02%) and latanoprost ophthalmic solution (0.005%)), was launched in the United States in May 2019. In clinical trials of Rocklatan, the most common adverse reactions were conjunctival hyperemia, corneal verticillata, instillation site pain, and conjunctival hemorrhage. More information about Rocklatan, including the product label, is available at www.rocklatan.com. Aerie’s novel product, Rhopressa (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02%, a once-daily eye drop approved by the FDA for the reduction of elevated IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, was launched in the United States in April 2018. In clinical trials of Rhopressa, the most common adverse reactions were conjunctival hyperemia, corneal verticillata, instillation site pain, and conjunctival hemorrhage. More information about Rhopressa, including the product label, is available at www.rhopressa.com. More information on Aerie Pharmaceuticals is available at www.aeriepharma.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We may, in some cases, use terms such as “predicts,” “believes,” “potential,” “proposed,” “continue,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “exploring,” “pursuing” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations concerning, among other things: our commercial franchise and our pipeline, any internal assumptions or timelines, future liquidity, cash balances or financing transactions, our ongoing and anticipated preclinical studies and clinical trials, FDA regulatory approvals and effectiveness of any product, product candidates or future product candidates, and the expected benefits of the proposed acquisition by Alcon and the anticipated timing of the proposed transaction. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events, competitive dynamics, industry change, and other factors beyond our control and depend on regulatory approvals and macroeconomic and other environmental circumstances that may or may not occur in the future or may occur on longer or shorter timelines than anticipated. We discuss many of these risks in greater detail under the heading “Risk Factors” in the quarterly and annual reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which we operate may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Any forward-looking statements that we make in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. In particular, FDA and European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval of Rocklatan and Rhopressa, and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) authorization of Roclanda does not guarantee regulatory approval of Rocklatan, Rhopressa, or Roclanda in other jurisdictions, and there can be no assurance that we will receive regulatory approval for Rocklatan, Rhopressa, or Roclanda in such other jurisdictions. In addition, FDA approval of Rocklatan and Rhopressa does not guarantee FDA approval of our product candidates or any future product candidates and there can be no assurance that we will receive FDA approval for our product candidates or any future product candidates. Furthermore, the acceptance of the Investigational New Drug Applications by the FDA for our product candidates does not guarantee FDA approval of such product candidates and the outcomes of later clinical trials for our product candidates may not be sufficient to submit an NDA with the FDA or to receive FDA approval. We assume no obligation to update our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    To supplement our financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we use the following non-GAAP financial measures, some of which are discussed above: adjusted net loss and adjusted net loss per share (also referred to herein as non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share). For reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, please see the “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss Per Share to Adjusted Net Loss Per Share (Non-GAAP)” tables in this press release.

    We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with useful supplemental information about the financial performance of our business, enable comparison of financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in operating our business.

    The presentation of these financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. In particular, the adjustments to our GAAP financial measures reflect the exclusion of stock-based compensation expense and Merger-related costs (as defined in the footnote below). In addition, these measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, limiting their usefulness for comparison purposes. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures.

    AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

    Consolidated Balance Sheets

    (Unaudited)

    (in thousands)

     

     

    SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

     

    DECEMBER 31, 2021

    Assets

     

     

     

    Current assets

     

     

     

    Cash and cash equivalents

    $

    54,093

     

     

    $

    37,187

     

    Short-term investments

     

    118,371

     

     

     

    102,614

     

    Accounts receivable, net

     

    73,881

     

     

     

    68,828

     

    Inventory

     

    46,762

     

     

     

    40,410

     

    Licensing receivable

     

     

     

     

    90,000

     

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     

    9,706

     

     

     

    16,611

     

    Total current assets

     

    302,813

     

     

     

    355,650

     

    Property, plant, and equipment, net

     

    50,296

     

     

     

    51,472

     

    Operating lease right-of-use-assets

     

    20,760

     

     

     

    22,669

     

    Other assets

     

    1,721

     

     

     

    1,600

     

    Total assets

    $

    375,590

     

     

    $

    431,391

     

    Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit

     

     

     

    Current liabilities

     

     

     

    Accounts payable

    $

    9,062

     

     

    $

    8,285

     

    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     

    119,398

     

     

     

    112,341

     

    Operating lease liabilities

     

    4,873

     

     

     

    4,365

     

    Total current liabilities

     

    133,333

     

     

     

    124,991

     

    Convertible notes, net

     

    312,588

     

     

     

    234,527

     

    Deferred revenue, non-current

     

    70,881

     

     

     

    64,315

     

    Operating lease liabilities, non-current

     

    19,525

     

     

     

    21,751

     

    Other non-current liabilities

     

    3,245

     

     

     

    3,140

     

    Total liabilities

     

    539,572

     

     

     

    448,724

     

    Stockholders’ deficit

     

     

     

    Common stock

     

    49

     

     

     

    48

     

    Additional paid-in capital

     

    1,024,809

     

     

     

    1,136,656

     

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     

    (803

    )

     

     

    (126

    )

    Accumulated deficit

     

    (1,188,037

    )

     

     

    (1,153,911

    )

    Total stockholders’ deficit

     

    (163,982

    )

     

     

    (17,333

    )

    Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

    $

    375,590

     

     

    $

    431,391

     

    AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

    Consolidated Statements of Operations

    (Unaudited)

    (in thousands, except share and per share data)

     

    THREE MONTHS ENDED
    SEPTEMBER 30,

     

    NINE MONTHS ENDED
    SEPTEMBER 30,

     

     

    2022

     

     

     

    2021

     

     

     

    2022

     

     

     

    2021

     

    Product revenues, net

    $

    36,129

     

     

    $

    29,313

     

     

    $

    99,275

     

     

    $

    79,468

     

    Total revenues, net

     

    36,129

     

     

     

    29,313

     

     

     

    99,275

     

     

     

    79,468

     

    Costs and expenses:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cost of goods sold

     

    6,929

     

     

     

    7,899

     

     

     

    17,450

     

     

     

    20,776

     

    Selling, general, and administrative

     

    33,878

     

     

     

    34,656

     

     

     

    93,551

     

     

     

    101,796

     

    Research and development

     

    21,994

     

     

     

    19,132

     

     

     

    66,726

     

     

     

    54,990

     

    Total costs and expenses

     

    62,801

     

     

     

    61,687

     

     

     

    177,727

     

     

     

    177,562

     

    Loss from operations

     

    (26,672

    )

     

     

    (32,374

    )

     

     

    (78,452

    )

     

     

    (98,094

    )

    Other expense, net

     

    (59

    )

     

     

    (7,259

    )

     

     

    (2,800

    )

     

     

    (22,142

    )

    Loss before income taxes

     

    (26,731

    )

     

     

    (39,633

    )

     

     

    (81,252

    )

     

     

    (120,236

    )

    Income tax expense

     

    95

     

     

     

    58

     

     

     

    836

     

     

     

    107

     

    Net loss

    $

    (26,826

    )

     

    $

    (39,691

    )

     

    $

    (82,088

    )

     

    $

    (120,343

    )

    Net loss per common share—basic and diluted

    $

    (0.56

    )

     

    $

    (0.86

    )

     

    $

    (1.72

    )

     

    $

    (2.60

    )

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Weighted average number of common shares outstanding—basic and diluted

     

    47,819,936

     

     

     

    46,342,905

     

     

     

    47,635,854

     

     

     

    46,217,404

     

    AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

    Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    (Unaudited)

    (in thousands)

     

     

    THREE MONTHS ENDED
    SEPTEMBER 30,

     

    NINE MONTHS ENDED
    SEPTEMBER 30,

     

     

     

    2022

     

     

     

    2021

     

     

     

    2022

     

     

     

    2021

     

    Net loss (GAAP)

     

    $

    (26,826

    )

     

    $

    (39,691

    )

     

    $

    (82,088

    )

     

    $

    (120,343

    )

    Add-back: stock-based compensation expense

     

     

    3,642

     

     

     

    6,613

     

     

     

    12,232

     

     

     

    23,358

     

    Add-back: Merger-related costs(1)

     

     

    10,055

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10,352

     

     

     

     

    Adjusted net loss

     

    $

    (13,129

    )

     

    $

    (33,078

    )

     

    $

    (59,504

    )

     

    $

    (96,985

    )

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cost of goods sold (GAAP)

     

    $

    6,929

     

     

    $

    7,899

     

     

    $

    17,450

     

     

    $

    20,776

     

    Less: stock-based compensation expense

     

     

    (140

    )

     

     

    (287

    )

     

     

    (372

    )

     

     

    (1,225

    )

    Adjusted cost of goods sold

     

    $

    6,789

     

     

    $

    7,612

     

     

    $

    17,078

     

     

    $

    19,551

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Selling, general, and administrative expenses (GAAP)

     

    $

    33,878

     

     

    $

    34,656

     

     

    $

    93,551

     

     

    $

    101,796

     

    Less: stock-based compensation expense

     

     

    (2,490

    )

     

     

    (4,385

    )

     

     

    (8,260

    )

     

     

    (16,238

    )

    Less: Merger-related costs

     

     

    (10,055

    )

     

     

     

     

     

    (10,352

    )

     

     

     

    Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses

     

    $

    21,333

     

     

    $

    30,271

     

     

    $

    74,939

     

     

    $

    85,558

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Research and development expenses (GAAP)

     

    $

    21,994

     

     

    $

    19,132

     

     

    $

    66,726

     

     

    $

    54,990

     

    Less: stock-based compensation expense

     

     

    (1,012

    )

     

     

    (1,941

    )

     

     

    (3,600

    )

     

     

    (5,895

    )

    Adjusted research and development expenses

     

    $

    20,982

     

     

    $

    17,191

     

     

    $

    63,126

     

     

    $

    49,095

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Total operating expenses (GAAP)

     

    $

    55,872

     

     

    $

    53,788

     

     

    $

    160,277

     

     

    $

    156,786

     

    Less: stock-based compensation expense

     

     

    (3,502

    )

     

     

    (6,326

    )

     

     

    (11,860

    )

     

     

    (22,133

    )

    Less: Merger-related costs

     

     

    (10,055

    )

     

     

     

     

     

    (10,352

    )

     

     

     

    Adjusted total operating expenses

     

    $

    42,315

     

     

    $

    47,462

     

     

    $

    138,065

     

     

    $

    134,653

     

    (1)

     

    Merger-related costs consist of costs associated with the pending transaction with Alcon, including for professional services.

    AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

    Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss Per Share to Adjusted Net Loss Per Share (Non-GAAP)

    (Unaudited)

     

    THREE MONTHS ENDED
    SEPTEMBER 30,

     

    NINE MONTHS ENDED
    SEPTEMBER 30,

     

     

    2022

     

     

     

    2021

     

     

     

    2022

     

     

     

    2021

     

    Net loss per common share—basic and diluted (GAAP)

    $

    (0.56

    )

     

    $

    (0.86

    )

     

    $

    (1.72

    )

     

    $

    (2.60

    )

    Add-back: stock-based compensation expense

     

    0.08

     

     

     

    0.14

     

     

     

    0.25

     

     

     

    0.50

     

    Add-back: Merger-related costs

     

    0.21

     

     

     

     

     

     

    0.22

     

     

     

     

    Adjusted net loss per share—basic and diluted (Non-GAAP)

    $

    (0.27

    )

     

    $

    (0.72

    )

     

    $

    (1.25

    )

     

    $

    (2.10

    )

    Weighted average number of common shares outstanding—basic and diluted

     

    47,819,936

     

     

     

    46,342,905

     

     

     

    47,635,854

     

     

     

    46,217,404

     

     


    The Aerie Pharmaceuticals Stock at the time of publication of the news with a raise of +0,07 % to 15,22EUR on NMS stock exchange (03. November 2022, 20:37 Uhr).


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    Aerie Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AERI), a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of first-in-class ophthalmic therapies, today reports financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022. …