United Therapeutics Corporation
Jul 28, 2015

United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

- Revenues of $347.2 million
- Net Income of $99.2 million or $1.91 per Diluted Share
- Non-GAAP Earnings(1) of $132.5 million or $2.55 per Diluted Share

SILVER SPRING, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

"Orenitram® sales grew nearly 300% as compared to the second quarter of 2014 when the product was first launched," said Roger Jeffs, Ph.D., United Therapeutics' President and Co-Chief Executive Officer. "The growth in Orenitram sales was due to an increase in the number of patients being treated, which strengthens our belief in the organic growth opportunity of our orally-administered prostacyclin analogue."

Key financial highlights include (in thousands, except per share data):



Three Months Ended
June 30,




2015


2014








Revenues


$

347,161


$

322,802


Net income


$

99,211


$

111,852


Non-GAAP earnings(1)


$

132,517


$

118,655


Net income, per diluted share


$

1.91


$

2.10


Non-GAAP earnings, per diluted share(1)


$

2.55


$

2.23



















(1)  See definition of non-GAAP earnings, a non-GAAP financial measure, and a reconciliation of net income to non-GAAP earnings below.

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

Revenues

The table below summarizes the components of net revenues (dollars in thousands):



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Percentage 



2015


2014


Change

Cardiopulmonary products:








Remodulin®


$

135,957


$

138,152


(1.6)

%

Tyvaso®


115,841


121,227


(4.4)

%

Adcirca®


68,081


55,318


23.1

%

Orenitram®


25,870


6,632


290.1

%

Other


1,412


1,473


(4.1)

%

Total net revenues


$

347,161


$

322,802


7.5

%

Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 increased by $24.4 million, compared to the same quarter in 2014. The growth in revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, resulted from a $19.2 million increase in Orenitram revenues due to an increase in the number of patients being treated and a $12.8 million increase in Adcirca revenues, primarily due to price increases.

Expenses

Research and development expense. The table below summarizes research and development expense by major project and non-project components (dollars in thousands):



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Percentage 




2015


2014


Change


Project and non-project component:








Cardiopulmonary


$

30,886


$

28,274


9.2

%

Share-based compensation expense


13,400


1,047


1,179.8

%

Other


5,125


10,421


(50.8)

%

Total research and development expense


$

49,411


$

39,742


24.3

%

Share-based compensation expense. The increase in share-based compensation of $12.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, resulted principally from a 1 percent increase in our stock price during the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to a 6 percent decrease in our stock price during the same quarter in 2014.

Selling, general and administrative expense. The table below summarizes selling, general and administrative expense by major categories (dollars in thousands):



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Percentage 




2015


2014


Change


Category:








General and administrative


$

53,040


$

47,889


10.8

%

Sales and marketing


24,373


22,046


10.6

%

Share-based compensation expense (benefit)


32,574


(1,904)


1,810.8

%

Total selling, general and administrative expense


$

109,987


$

68,031


61.7

%

General and administrative. The increase in general and administrative expense of $5.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, resulted primarily from a $9.0 million increase in grants to non-profit organizations that provide financial assistance to patients and a $2.1 million increase in salaries and related expenses due to the growth of our operations, partially offset by an $8.0 million decrease in professional and consulting fees, primarily driven by a decrease in legal fees in connection with ongoing legal matters.

Share-based compensation expense (benefit). The increase in share-based compensation of $34.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, resulted principally from a 1 percent increase in our stock price during the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to a 6 percent decrease in the price of our stock during the same quarter in 2014.

Cost of product sales. The table below summarizes cost of product sales by major categories (dollars in thousands):



Three Months Ended
June 30,


Percentage 




2015


2014


Change


Category:








Cost of product sales


$

14,748


$

39,725


(62.9)

%

Share-based compensation expense (benefit)


1,310


(1,016)


228.9

%

Total cost of product sales


$

16,058


$

38,709


(58.5)

%

Cost of product sales. The decrease in cost of product sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, was due to the expiration of our royalty obligation to GlaxoSmithKline plc in October 2014. During the three months ended June 30, 2014, we incurred $24.1 million in royalty expense related to this royalty obligation.

Income Tax Expense

The provision for income tax expense is based on an estimated annual effective tax rate that is subject to adjustment in subsequent quarterly periods if any of the components used to estimate the annual effective tax rate are updated or revised. Our estimated annual effective tax rates were approximately 42 percent and approximately 35 percent as of June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014, respectively. Our 2015 estimated annual effective tax rate increased as of June 30, 2015 primarily due to an increase in estimated non-deductible share-based compensation expense as compared to the prior year, which was driven largely by an increase in our stock price.

Non-GAAP Earnings

Non-GAAP earnings is defined as net income, adjusted for the following charges, which are presented net of the annual effective income tax rate, as applicable: (1) interest expense; (2) license fees; (3) depreciation and amortization; (4) impairment charges; and (5) share-based compensation expense (stock option, share tracking award and employee stock purchase plan).

A reconciliation of net income to non-GAAP earnings is presented below (in thousands, except per share data):



Three Months Ended
June 30,




2015


2014


Net income, as reported


$

99,211


$

111,852


Adjust for the following charges(1):






Interest expense


758


3,071


Depreciation and amortization


4,901


4,944


Share-based compensation expense (benefit)


27,647


(1,212)


Non-GAAP earnings


$

132,517


$

118,655








Non-GAAP earnings per share:






Basic


$

2.88


$

2.49


Diluted


$

2.55


$

2.23








Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:






Basic


46,091


47,617


Diluted


51,905


53,252















(1) Non-GAAP earnings adjustments are presented net of the impact of our estimated effective income tax rates of approximately 42 percent and approximately 35 percent for the three-months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. We changed the presentation of our non-GAAP earnings in the first quarter of 2015 for all periods presented, to reflect the impact of our estimated effective income tax rates on each component.

Conference Call

We will host a half-hour teleconference on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The teleconference is accessible by dialing 1-877-351-5881, with international callers dialing 1-970-315-0533. A rebroadcast of the teleconference will be available for one week by dialing 1-855-859-2056, with international callers dialing 1-404-537-3406, and using access code: 72033077.

This teleconference is also being webcast and can be accessed via our website at http://ir.unither.com/events.cfm.

About United Therapeutics

United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains a financial measure, non-GAAP earnings, that does not comply with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This measure supplements our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP as reported below.

We use non-GAAP earnings to assist us in: (1) planning, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; (2) allocating resources in an effort to enhance the financial performance of our business; (3) evaluating the effectiveness of our operational strategies; and (4) assessing our capacity to fund capital expenditures and expand our business. We believe this non-GAAP financial measure improves investors' understanding of our financial results by excluding certain expenses that we do not consider when evaluating and comparing the performance of our core operations and making operating decisions. However, there are limitations in the use of this non-GAAP financial measure in that it excludes certain operating expenses that are recurring in nature. In addition, our calculation of this non-GAAP financial measure may differ from the methodology used by other companies. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to non-GAAP earnings can be found in the table above under the heading, Non-GAAP Earnings.

Forward-looking Statements

Statements included in this press release that are not historical in nature are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements relating to the continued growth of Orenitram. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as those described in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results. Consequently, such forward-looking statements are qualified by the cautionary statements, cautionary language and risk factors set forth in our periodic reports and documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. We claim the protection of the safe harbor contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for forward-looking statements. We are providing this information as of July 28, 2015, and assume no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason. [uthr-g]

Orenitram, Remodulin and Tyvaso are registered trademarks of United Therapeutics Corporation.

Adcirca is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.

 

UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)




Three Months Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended 
June 30,




2015


2014


2015


2014




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


Revenues:










Net product sales


$

345,749


$

321,329


$

671,666


$

605,882


Other


1,412


1,473


2,999


6,323


Total revenues


347,161


322,802


674,665


612,205


Operating expenses:










Research and development


49,411


39,742


159,623


52,190


Selling, general and administrative


109,987


68,031


321,327


98,246


Cost of product sales


16,058


38,709


36,836


69,309


Total operating expenses


175,456


146,482


517,786


219,745


Operating income


171,705


176,320


156,879


392,460


Other (expense) income:










Interest expense


(1,296)


(4,746)


(3,355)


(9,356)


Other, net


(2,075)


1,459


(1,982)


3,145


Total other expense, net


(3,371)


(3,287)


(5,337)


(6,211)


Income before income taxes


168,334


173,033


151,542


386,249


Income tax expense


(69,123)


(61,181)


(68,972)


(136,873)


Net income


$

99,211


$

111,852


$

82,570


$

249,376


Net income per common share:










Basic


$

2.15


$

2.35


$

1.78


$

5.09


Diluted


$

1.91


$

2.10


$

1.57


$

4.54


Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:










Basic


46,091


47,617


46,397


49,002


Diluted


51,905


53,252


52,457


54,948


 

SELECTED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA

June 30, 2015

(Unaudited, in thousands)


Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities (excluding restricted amounts)


$

556,167


Total assets


1,736,822


Total liabilities and temporary equity


696,349


Total stockholders' equity


1,040,473


 

 

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