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Coherus BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Business Highlights
– UDENYCA® autoinjector approved and ready for
– CIMERLI® product-specific Q-code now facilitating electronic reimbursement following
– FDA inspection of toripalimab manufacturing site scheduled for
– Toripalimab launch anticipated in Q3 2023, if approved –
– YUSIMRY™ ready for planned
– FDA review of UDENYCA®
– Net product revenue of
– Conference call today at
RECENT BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS
April 1st, the permanent, product-specific Q-code assigned to CIMERLI® (ranibizumab-eqrn) by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS) became active, enabling more efficient, electronic billing processes and reducing time to reimbursement for providers. Demand increased sharply as expected in April, with over 7,000 units of CIMERLI® shipped, exceeding in one month 70% of Q1 unit sales.
- The FDA approved a single-dose, prefilled autoinjector (AI) presentation of UDENYCA® (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) on
March 3, 2023, which represents the first presentation innovation in the pegfilgrastim space in eight years and highlights Coherus’ commitment to developing innovative treatments that expand access and address the needs of patients undergoing cancer treatment. Coherus plans to launch UDENYCA® AI later this month.
- The FDA review of the prior approval supplement for Coherus’ third pegfilgrastim presentation, the UDENYCA® on-body injector (OBI), is ongoing, and Coherus plans to launch UDENYCA® OBI directly upon potential approval later this year.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has notified the Company that it plans to conduct the required inspection of the toripalimab manufacturing facility in Chinalater in May 2023. The inspections, previously hindered by COVID-related travel restrictions, are part of the FDA’s review of the biologics license application (BLA) for toripalimab, a PD-1 inhibitor for the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Coherus anticipates potential FDA approval and commercial launch of toripalimab in the U.S.in Q3 2023.
- Positive toripalimab clinical data will be presented at the upcoming 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting including the final overall survival analysis for JUPITER-02 in NPC, updated overall survival analysis for CHOICE-01 in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), interim analysis of event-free survival for NEOTORCH in Stage II/III NSCLC, and clinical data for TORCHLIGHT in advanced triple-negative breast cancer.
- Preparations are underway for commercial launch in Q3 2023 of YUSIMRY™, a Humira biosimilar with a citrate-free and
sting-free formulation delivered via a state-of-the-art autoinjector. Coherus has invested in robust, large-scale manufacturing capabilities to ensure ample supply upon launch.
- The FDA recently approved YUSIMRY prior approval supplements for the autoinjector presentation and for large-scale drug supply manufacturing.
- Patient recruitment is underway in the
U.S.-based Phase 1/2 clinical trial of CHS-006, a TIGIT-targeted antibody in combination with toripalimab in patients with advanced solid tumors (NCT05757492).
- Coherus expects to file an IND by year end for CHS-1000, a novel ILT4-targeted antibody.
“With the approval of the UDENYCA® autoinjector, the activation of the CMS-assigned Q-code and the other product launches planned across our diversified portfolio, we are well positioned for accelerated revenue growth for the remainder of 2023 and beyond. We continue to sharply focus on commercial execution, and are already beginning to see the impact of the Q-code on CIMERLI® sales at the start of the second quarter,” said
FIRST QUARTER 2023 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Net revenue was
Cost of goods sold (COGS) was
Research and development (R&D) expense for the three months ended
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense for the three months ended
Net loss for the first quarter of 2023 was
Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2023 was
Cash, cash equivalents and investments in marketable securities were
2023 Revenue and R&D and SG&A Expense Guidance
Coherus expects its 2023 net product revenue will exceed
Coherus projects combined R&D and SG&A expenses for 2023 to be in the range of
This financial guidance also excludes the effects of any potential future strategic acquisitions, collaborations or investments, the exercise of rights or options related to collaboration programs, and any other transactions or circumstances not yet identified or quantified. This guidance is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. See Forward-Looking Statements described in the section below.
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Coherus is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of innovative immunotherapies to treat cancer. Coherus’ strategy is to build a leading immuno-oncology franchise funded with cash generated through net sales of its diversified portfolio of FDA-approved therapeutics.
In 2021, Coherus in-licensed toripalimab, an anti-PD-1 antibody, in
Coherus markets UDENYCA® (pegfilgrastim-cbqv), a biosimilar of Neulasta®, and CIMERLI® (ranibizumab-eqrn), a biosimilar of Lucentis®, in the
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding Coherus’ ability to build its immuno-oncology franchise to achieve a leading market position; Coherus’ ability to generate cash and net sales; Coherus’ investment plans; Coherus’ future projections for R&D expense, SG&A expense, net product revenue and CIMERLI® revenue; Coherus’ expectations about filing an IND for its ILT4 molecule; Coherus’ expectations about gaining approval and launching its product candidates; and Coherus’ expectations about any increased sales of CIMERLI® in future periods.
Such forward-looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause Coherus’ actual results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks and uncertainties inherent in the clinical drug development process; risks relating to the COVID-19 pandemic; risks related to our existing and potential collaboration partners; risks of Coherus’ competitive position; the risks and uncertainties of the regulatory approval process, including the speed of regulatory review, international aspects of Coherus’ business, the need to finish inspections in
UDENYCA®, CIMERLI® and YUSIMRY™, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, are trademarks of Coherus, its affiliates, related companies or its licensors or joint venture partners unless otherwise noted. Trademarks and trade names of other companies appearing in this press release are, to the knowledge of Coherus, the property of their respective owners.
UDENYCA® and CIMERLI® are registered trademarks and YUSIMRY™ is a trademark of
Neulasta® is a registered trademark of Amgen, Inc.
Lucentis® is a registered trademark of
Humira® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc.
Coherus Contact Information:
SVP Investor Relations
VP, Corporate Communications
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of goods sold||16,874||9,370|
|Research and development||34,154||82,917|
|Selling, general and administrative||49,153||48,753|
|Total costs and expenses||100,181||141,040|
|Loss from operations||(67,745||)||(80,925||)|
|Loss on debt extinguishment||—||(6,222||)|
|Other income (expense), net||1,728||32|
|Loss before income taxes||(75,729||)||(96,084||)|
|Income tax provision||—||—|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share||$||(0.96||)||$||(1.24||)|
|Weighted-average number of shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share||79,268,853||77,253,699|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||16,145||$||63,547|
|Investments in marketable securities||111,944||128,134|
|Trade receivables, net||101,458||109,964|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit|
|Accrued rebates, fees and reserve||$||55,697||$||54,461|
|Total stockholders' deficit||(196,507||)||(137,418||)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit||$||402,426||$||480,847|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|Three Months Ended|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of the period||$||63,987||$||417,635|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(68,732||)||(54,045||)|
|Proceeds from maturities of investments in marketable securities||17,500||—|
|Option payment to Junshi Biosciences||—||(35,000||)|
|Other investing activities, net||26||(615||)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||17,526||(35,615||)|
|Proceeds from 2027 Term Loans, net of debt discount & issuance costs||—||191,190|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options||103||544|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock under ATM Offering, net of issuance costs||6,835||—|
|Taxes paid related to net share settlement of RSUs||(2,781||)||(2,658||)|
|Repayment of 2022 Convertible Notes and premiums||—||(109,000||)|
|Repayment of 2025 Term Loan, premiums and exit fees||—||(81,750||)|
|Other financing activities||(353||)||(181||)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||3,804||(1,855||)|
|Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash||(47,402||)||(91,515||)|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the period||$||16,585||$||326,120|
|Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||16,145||$||325,680|
|Restricted cash balance||440||440|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash||$||16,585||$||326,120|
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement the financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, Coherus has also included in this press release non-GAAP net loss, and the related per share measures, which exclude from net loss, and the related per share measures, stock-based compensation expense, loss on debt extinguishment and restructuring charges related to our reduction in workforce. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, do not serve as an alternative to GAAP and may be calculated differently than similar non-GAAP financial information disclosed by other companies. Coherus encourages investors to carefully consider its results under GAAP, as well as its supplemental non-GAAP financial information and the reconciliation between these presentations set forth below, to more fully understand Coherus’ business.
Coherus believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplemental information to, and facilitates additional analysis by, investors. In particular, Coherus believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with its financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP, can enhance investors’ and analysts’ ability to meaningfully compare Coherus’ results from period to period, and to identify operating trends in Coherus’ business. Coherus also regularly uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate its business and to make operating decisions.
|Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Loss|
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended|
|GAAP net loss||$||(75,729||)||$||(96,084||)|
|Stock-based compensation expense(1)||11,333
|Loss on debt extinguishment||—||6,222|
|Restructuring charges related to reduction in workforce (1)||4,876||—|
|Non-GAAP net loss||$||(59,520||)||$||(76,983||)|
|GAAP net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.96||)||$||(1.24||)|
|Non-GAAP net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.75||)||$||(1.00||)|
|Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share||79,268,853||77,253,699|
(1) In the quarter ended
Source: Coherus BioSciences, Inc.