Regeneron Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial and Operating Results

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Regeneron Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial and Operating Results

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Fourth quarter 2017 GAAP net income per diluted share decreased by 32% to $1.50 versus fourth quarter 2016, and includes a charge of $2.82 per diluted share in connection with enactment of U.S. tax reform legislation
  • Fourth quarter 2017 non-GAAP net income per diluted share increased 72% to $5.23 versus fourth quarter 2016
  • Fourth quarter 2017 EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection U.S. net sales increased 14% to $975 million versus fourth quarter 2016 and full year 2017 EYLEA U.S. net sales increased 11% to $3.70 billion versus full year 2016
  • Fourth quarter 2017 EYLEA global net sales(1) increased 19% to $1.61 billion versus fourth quarter 2016 and full year 2017 EYLEA global net sales(1) increased 14% to $5.93 billion versus full year 2016

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017 and provided a business update.

"In 2017, Regeneron's core EYLEA business continued to grow and we diversified our revenue stream by bringing two new products to patients in need," said Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Regeneron.  "We are anticipating additional pipeline progress in 2018, including regulatory decisions for dupilumab in uncontrolled asthma and cemiplimab in advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, cardiovascular outcomes data for Praluent, as well as Phase 3 data for EYLEA in diabetic retinopathy."

 

Financial Highlights




















($ in millions, except per share data)


Three Months Ended

December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,



2017


2016


%
Change


2017


2016


%
Change

Total revenues


$

1,582


$

1,227



29%


$

5,872


$

4,860



21%

GAAP net income


$

174


$

253



(31)%


$

1,199


$

896



34%

GAAP net income per share - diluted


$

1.50


$

2.19



(32)%


$

10.34


$

7.70



34%

Non-GAAP net income(2)


$

607


$

353



72%


$

1,901


$

1,319



44%

Non-GAAP net income per share - 
     diluted(2)


$

5.23


$

3.04



72%


$

16.32


$

11.32



44%





















 

 

Net Product Sales of Regeneron-Discovered Products*






($ in millions)


Three Months Ended

December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,



2017


2016


% Change


2017


2016


% Change

EYLEA in the United States


$

975


$

858



14%


$

3,702


$

3,323



11%

ARCALYST


4


5



(20)%


16


15



7%

Net product sales recorded by
  Regeneron


$

979


$

863



13%


$

3,718


$

3,338



11%














EYLEA outside of the United States*


$

637


$

496



28%


$

2,227


$

1,872



19%

EYLEA global


$

1,612


$

1,354



19%


$

5,929


$

5,195



14%














Global net product sales recorded by Sanofi*:











Praluent


$

63


$

41



54%


$

195


$

116



68%

Dupixent


139



**


256



**

Kevzara


9



**


13



**

ZALTRAP


25


16



56%


84


72



17%

Net product sales recorded by Sanofi


$

236


$

57


**


$

548


$

188


**


















* Bayer records net product sales of EYLEA outside the United States and Sanofi records global net product sales of Praluent, Dupixent, Kevzara, and ZALTRAP.  Dupixent and Kevzara sales in 2017 were primarily in the United States.  Refer to Table 4 below for the Company's share of profits/losses recorded in connection with sales of EYLEA outside the United States and sales of Praluent, Dupixent, and Kevzara.  Sanofi pays the Company a percentage of aggregate net sales of ZALTRAP.

** Percentage not meaningful

 

Fourth Quarter 2017 Business Highlights

Pipeline Progress

Regeneron has fifteen product candidates in clinical development, which consist of EYLEA and fully human antibodies generated using the Company's VelocImmune® technology, including six in collaboration with Sanofi.  Updates from the clinical pipeline include:

EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection for Intravitreal Injection

  • The supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for a 12-week dosing interval of EYLEA in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) was filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with a target action date of August 11, 2018.

Dupixent® (dupilumab) Injection

  • Dupilumab, an antibody that blocks signaling of IL-4 and IL-13, is currently being studied in asthma, pediatric atopic dermatitis, nasal polyps, and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
  • In January 2018, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan approved Dupixent for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in adults not adequately controlled with existing therapies.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2017, a Phase 3 study in pediatric patients (from six to 11 years of age) with severe atopic dermatitis was initiated. Additionally, in the first quarter of 2018, a Phase 2/3 study in younger pediatric patients (from six months to five years of age) with severe atopic dermatitis was initiated.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company and Sanofi announced that the Phase 3 LIBERTY ASTHMA VENTURE study evaluating dupilumab in adults and adolescents with severe, steroid-dependent asthma met its primary endpoint and key secondary endpoints.
  • An sBLA for asthma in patients aged 12 and over was submitted with the FDA in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • In October 2017, the Company and Sanofi presented positive results from the Phase 2 study in adults with active moderate-to-severe EoE at the World Congress of Gastroenterology.

Praluent® (alirocumab) Injection for the Treatment of Elevated Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol

  • Data from the 18,000-patient ODYSSEY OUTCOMES study, which is assessing the potential of Praluent to demonstrate cardiovascular benefit, are expected in the first quarter of 2018.
  • A Phase 3 study in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) was initiated in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • The sBLA for use of Praluent with apheresis was filed with the FDA, with a target action date of August 24, 2018.
  • In October 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordered a new trial on the issues of written description and enablement and vacated the permanent injunction in the ongoing PCSK9 litigation.

Cemiplimab, an antibody to programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), is being studied in patients with cancer.

  • In the fourth quarter, the Company and Sanofi announced positive top-line results from the pivotal Phase 2 EMPOWER-CSCC study of cemiplimab in patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). The Company has commenced a rolling BLA submission to the FDA and expects to complete the submission in the first quarter of 2018.

Fasinumab is an antibody targeting Nerve Growth Factor (NGF).

  • A Phase 3 study in chronic low back pain in patients with concomitant osteoarthritis was initiated in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • A Phase 3 efficacy study with multiple nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with pain due to osteoarthritis was also initiated in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Evinacumab is an antibody to angiopoietin-like protein 3 (ANGPTL3).

  • A Phase 2 study in refractory hypercholesterolemia (both heterozygous FH and non-FH) was initiated in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • A Phase 3 study in HoFH was initiated in the first quarter of 2018.

Nesvacumab/aflibercept is an antibody to angiopoietin2 (Ang2) co-formulated with aflibercept.

  • In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company reported that results from two Phase 2 studies that added nesvacumab to EYLEA did not provide sufficient differentiation to warrant Phase 3 development. The RUBY study evaluated patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) and the ONYX study evaluated patients with wet AMD. EYLEA results were consistent with findings in previous clinical studies, and there were no new safety signals in these studies.

Business Development Update

  • In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company entered into an agreement with Decibel Therapeutics to discover and develop new potential therapeutics to protect, repair, and restore hearing. The Company will provide access to its proprietary suite of technologies and financial support for Decibel's research and development efforts, both through research and development funding payments and a strategic equity investment in Decibel.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company and ISA Pharmaceuticals entered into a collaboration agreement to develop ISA101, an immunotherapy targeting human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16)-induced cancer, in combination with cemiplimab. The Company and ISA will jointly fund and conduct clinical trials of the combination treatment in cervical cancer and head-and-neck cancer.
  • In January 2018, the Company, along with AbbVie, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Biogen, and Pfizer, announced the formation of a consortium to fund the generation of genetic exome sequence data from 500,000 volunteer participants who make up the UK Biobank health resource. Regeneron will conduct the sequencing effort, and the other companies will each commit up to $10 million in funding. Consortium members will have a limited period of exclusive access to the sequencing data, before the data will be made available to other health researchers by UK Biobank.
  • In January 2018, the Company and Sanofi entered into an agreement to accelerate and expand the investment for the clinical development of cemiplimab and dupilumab. Under the terms of the agreement, the total development budget for cemiplimab has been increased to a minimum of $1.640 billion, an increase of approximately $1 billion over the initial 2015 agreement, and Sanofi and Regeneron will continue to equally fund cemiplimab development. The additional investment in the dupilumab development program will help accelerate planned new studies for dupilumab, as well as accelerate and expand development of REGN3500, an IL-33 antibody.

The Company has also agreed to grant a limited waiver of the "lock-up" in the Amended and Restated Investor Agreement between the companies, so that Sanofi may sell up to an aggregate of 1.4 million shares of Regeneron Common Stock, representing approximately 6% of the shares of Regeneron Common Stock Sanofi currently owns, through the end of 2020 to fund a portion of the cemiplimab and dupilumab development expansion.  If Sanofi desires to sell shares of Regeneron Common Stock during the term of the agreement to satisfy a portion or all of its funding obligations noted above, the Company may elect to purchase, in whole or in part, such shares from Sanofi.  If the Company does not elect to purchase such shares, Sanofi may sell the applicable number of shares (subject to certain daily and quarterly limits) in one or more open-market transactions.

Select Upcoming 2018 Milestones

Programs


Milestones

EYLEA

FDA decision on sBLA for every 12-week dosing interval in wet AMD


Report data from Phase 3 PANORAMA study in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) in patients without DME, and submit sBLA


Submit sBLA for pre-filled syringe

Dupilumab

FDA filing and decision on sBLA for asthma in adult/adolescent patients


Submit for European Union (EU) and Japan regulatory approval in asthma in adult/adolescent patients


Report data from Phase 3 study in adolescent patients (12-17 years of age) with atopic dermatitis


Report data from Phase 3 studies in nasal polyps


Initiate Phase 3 study in EoE


Initiate Phase 2 study in peanut allergy


Initiate Phase 2 study as an adjunct to immunotherapy for grass allergy


Initiate clinical programs in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and co-morbid allergic conditions

Praluent

Report results from ODYSSEY OUTCOMES study

FDA decision on sBLA for use with apheresis


Initiate Phase 3 pediatric studies in HoFH and HeFH

Kevzara

Initiate Phase 3 study in giant cell arteritis


Initiate Phase 3 study in polymyalgia rheumatica

Cemiplimab (PD-1 Antibody)

Complete rolling submission of BLA for CSCC and FDA decision on BLA


Submit for regulatory approval in CSCC in the EU


Initiate additional studies in non-small cell lung cancer

Fasinumab (NGF Antibody)

Report data from first Phase 3 efficacy study in osteoarthritis


Advance Phase 3 program in chronic low back pain

Evinacumab (Angptl-3 Antibody)

Initiate Phase 2 study in severe hypertriglyceridemia

REGN2477 (Activin A Antibody)

Initiate Phase 2 study in patients with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)

REGN3500 (IL-33 Antibody)

Initiate Phase 2 programs in asthma, COPD, and atopic dermatitis

 

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Product Revenues: Net product sales were $979 million in the fourth quarter and $3.718 billion for the full year 2017, compared to $863 million in the fourth quarter and $3.338 billion for the full year 2016.  EYLEA net product sales in the United States were $975 million in the fourth quarter and $3.702 billion for the full year 2017, compared to $858 million in the fourth quarter and $3.323 billion for the full year 2016.  Overall distributor inventory levels remained within the Company's one- to two-week targeted range.

Total Revenues: Total revenues, which include product revenues described above, increased by 29% to $1.582 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $1.227 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Total revenues include Sanofi and Bayer collaboration revenues of $497 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $313 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Full year 2017 total revenues increased by 21% to $5.872 billion, compared to $4.860 billion for the full year 2016.  Total revenues include Sanofi and Bayer collaboration revenues of $1.815 billion for the full year 2017, compared to $1.403 billion for the full year 2016.  Sanofi collaboration revenue in the fourth quarter and full year 2017 included higher reimbursements by Sanofi in connection with commercial manufacturing activities and the recognition of a higher amount of previously deferred revenue from up-front and other payments in connection with the Company's Antibody Discovery Agreement ending on December 31, 2017 without any extension.  Bayer collaboration revenue increased in the fourth quarter and full year 2017 primarily due to an increase in the Company's share of net profits in connection with higher sales of EYLEA outside the United States.  In addition, in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company reported that results from two nesvacumab/aflibercept Phase 2 studies did not provide sufficient differentiation to warrant Phase 3 development (as described above); therefore, the Company accelerated the recognition of deferred revenue from the up-front payment previously received from Bayer.

Other revenue in the fourth quarter and full year 2017 increased primarily due to higher reimbursements of the Company's research and development expenses in connection with the collaboration agreement the Company entered into with Teva in September 2016.  In addition, in the fourth quarter and full year 2017, the Company earned, and recognized as revenue, development milestones from collaboration partners in connection with the Company's fasinumab clinical program.

Refer to Table 4 for a summary of collaboration and other revenue.

Research and Development (R&D) Expenses: GAAP R&D expenses were $528 million in the fourth quarter and $2.075 billion for the full year 2017, compared to $479 million in the fourth quarter and $2.052 billion for the full year 2016.  The higher R&D expenses in the fourth quarter and full year 2017 were principally due to an increase in cemiplimab and fasinumab clinical trial costs and a $25 million up-front payment made in connection with the Decibel Therapeutics agreement described under "Business Development Update".  GAAP R&D expenses for full year 2016 included $75 million and $25 million of up-front payments in connection with license and collaboration agreements with Intellia Therapeutics and Adicet Bio, respectively. R&D-related non-cash share-based compensation expense was $59 million in the fourth quarter and $272 million for the full year 2017, compared to $75 million in the fourth quarter and $313 million for the full year 2016.

Selling, General, and Administrative (SG&A) Expenses: GAAP SG&A expenses were $410 million in the fourth quarter and $1.320 billion for the full year 2017, compared to $326 million in the fourth quarter and $1.178 billion for the full year 2016.  The higher selling, general, and administrative expenses in the fourth quarter and full year 2017 were primarily due to the launches of Dupixent and Kevzara, an increase in commercialization-related expenses associated with EYLEA, as well as launch preparation for cemiplimab.  In addition, for full year 2017, these increases were partly offset by lower commercialization-related expenses associated with Praluent.  SG&A-related non-cash share-based compensation expense was $62 million in the fourth quarter and $208 million for the full year 2017, compared to $74 million in the fourth quarter and $231 million for the full year 2016.

Cost of Goods Sold (COGS): GAAP COGS was $53 million in the fourth quarter and $203 million for the full year 2017, compared to $45 million in the fourth quarter and $195 million for the full year 2016.  Cost of goods sold increased slightly for full year 2017, compared to 2016, principally due to an increase in start-up costs for the Company's Limerick manufacturing facility, partly offset due to the fact that, effective May 2016, the Company was no longer obligated to pay royalties to Genentech based on U.S. sales of EYLEA.

Cost of Collaboration and Contract Manufacturing (COCM): GAAP COCM was $53 million in the fourth quarter and $195 million for the full year 2017, compared to $30 million in the fourth quarter and $105 million for the full year 2016.  The higher COCM costs for full year 2017 were primarily due to validation activities at the Company's Limerick manufacturing facility related to products that are in collaboration with Sanofi, partly offset by the fact that 2016 included royalties payable to Genentech based on sales of EYLEA outside the United States (which ended in May 2016).  GAAP COCM was also adversely impacted by inventory write-offs and reserves in 2017 primarily related to product that no longer met quality specifications.

Income Tax Expense: GAAP income tax expense was $381 million and the effective tax rate was 68.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $88 million and 25.9% in the fourth quarter of 2016.  GAAP income tax expense was $880 million and the effective tax rate was 42.3% for the full year 2017, compared to $434 million and 32.7% for the full year 2016.  The effective tax rate for both the fourth quarter and full year 2017 was negatively impacted by the provisional charge of $326.2 million related to the re-measurement of the Company's U.S. net deferred tax assets upon the December 2017 enactment of the bill known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "U.S. Tax Reform Act"), partly offset by the tax benefit associated with stock-based compensation.

The Company's effective tax rate forecast for 2018 includes the estimated impact of the U.S. Tax Reform Act, which significantly revises U.S. corporate income tax laws by, among other things, reducing the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% and changing the taxation of foreign earnings.

GAAP and Non-GAAP Net Income(2): GAAP net income was $174 million, or $1.62 per basic share and $1.50 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to GAAP net income of $253 million, or $2.41 per basic share and $2.19 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016.  GAAP net income was $1.199 billion, or $11.27 per basic share and $10.34 per diluted share, for the full year 2017, compared to GAAP net income of $896 million, or $8.55 per basic share and $7.70 per diluted share, for the full year 2016. 

Non-GAAP net income was $607 million, or $5.67 per basic share and $5.23 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to non-GAAP net income of $353 million, or $3.35 per basic share and $3.04 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Non-GAAP net income was $1.901 billion, or $17.88 per basic share and $16.32 per diluted share, for the full year 2017, compared to non-GAAP net income of $1.319 billion, or $12.60 per basic share and $11.32 per diluted share, for the full year 2016. 

A reconciliation of the Company's GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in Table 3 of this press release.

2018 Financial Guidance(3)

The Company's full year 2018 financial guidance consists of the following components:

Sanofi collaboration revenue: Sanofi reimbursement of
Regeneron commercialization-related expenses

$450 million-$500 million

Non-GAAP unreimbursed R&D(2)(4)

$1.230 billion-$1.330 billion

Non-GAAP SG&A(2)(4)

$1.350 billion-$1.450 billion

Effective tax rate

15%-19%

Capital expenditures

$420 million-$500 million

 

(1)

Regeneron records net product sales of EYLEA in the United States.  Outside the United States, EYLEA net product sales comprise sales by Bayer in countries other than Japan and sales by Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in Japan under a co-promotion agreement with an affiliate of Bayer.  The Company recognizes its share of the profits (including a percentage on sales in Japan) from EYLEA sales outside the United States within "Bayer collaboration revenue" in its Statements of Operations.



(2)

This press release uses non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share, non-GAAP unreimbursed R&D, and non-GAAP SG&A, which are financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP").  These non-GAAP financial measures are computed by excluding certain non-cash and other items from the related GAAP financial measure.  Non-GAAP adjustments also include the estimated income tax effect of reconciling items.

 

The Company makes such adjustments for items the Company does not view as useful in evaluating its operating performance.  For example, adjustments may be made for items that fluctuate from period to period based on factors that are not within the Company's control (such as the Company's stock price on the dates share-based grants are issued) or items that are not associated with normal, recurring operations (such as changes in applicable laws and regulations).  Management uses these non-GAAP measures for planning, budgeting, forecasting, assessing historical performance, and making financial and operational decisions, and also provides forecasts to investors on this basis.  Additionally, such non-GAAP measures provide investors with an enhanced understanding of the financial performance of the Company's core business operations.  However, there are limitations in the use of these and other non-GAAP financial measures as they exclude certain expenses that are recurring in nature.  Furthermore, the Company's non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable with non-GAAP information provided by other companies.  Any non-GAAP financial measure presented by Regeneron should be considered supplemental to, and not a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.  A reconciliation of the Company's historical GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in Table 3 of this press release.



(3)

The Company's 2018 financial guidance does not assume the completion of any significant business development transactions not completed as of the date of this press release.



(4)

A reconciliation of full year 2018 non-GAAP to GAAP financial guidance is included below:






Projected Range


(In millions)


Low


High


GAAP unreimbursed R&D (5)


$

1,460



$

1,580



R&D: Non-cash share-based compensation expense


(230)



(250)



Non-GAAP unreimbursed R&D


$

1,230



$

1,330









GAAP SG&A


$

1,545



$

1,675



SG&A: Non-cash share-based compensation expense


(195)



(225)



Non-GAAP SG&A


$

1,350



$

1,450




(5)

Unreimbursed R&D represents R&D expenses reduced by R&D expense reimbursements from the Company's collaborators and/or customers.


 

Conference Call Information

Regeneron will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial and operating results on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 8:30 AM.  To access this call, dial (800) 708-4539 (U.S.) or (847) 619-6396 (International).  A link to the webcast may be accessed from the "Investors & Media" page of Regeneron's website at http://investor.regeneron.com/events.cfm.  A replay of the conference call and webcast will be archived on the Company's website and will be available for 30 days. 

About Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases.  Founded and led for 30 years by physician-scientists, Regeneron's unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to six FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, all of which were homegrown in Regeneron's laboratories.  Regeneron's medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye disease, heart disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, pain, cancer, infectious diseases, and rare diseases.

Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through its proprietary VelociSuite® technologies, such as VelocImmune® which produces optimized fully human antibodies, and ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center®, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.

For additional information about the Company, please visit www.regeneron.com or follow @Regeneron on Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements and Use of Digital Media

This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties relating to future events and the future performance of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Regeneron" or the "Company"), and actual events or results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements.  Words such as "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "estimate," variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.  These statements concern, and these risks and uncertainties include, among others, the nature, timing, and possible success and therapeutic applications of Regeneron's products, product candidates, and research and clinical programs now underway or planned; the likelihood and timing of achieving any of the anticipated milestones described in this news release; unforeseen safety issues resulting from the administration of products and product candidates in patients, including serious complications or side effects in connection with the use of Regeneron's product candidates in clinical trials; the likelihood and timing of possible regulatory approval and commercial launch of Regeneron's late-stage product candidates and new indications for marketed products, including without limitation EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection, Dupixent® (dupilumab) Injection, Praluent® (alirocumab) Injection, Kevzara® (sarilumab) Injection, cemiplimab, fasinumab, and evinacumab; the extent to which the results from the research and development programs conducted by Regeneron or its collaborators may be replicated in other studies and lead to therapeutic applications; ongoing regulatory obligations and oversight impacting Regeneron's marketed products (such as EYLEA, Dupixent, Praluent, and Kevzara), research and clinical programs, and business, including those relating to patient privacy; determinations by regulatory and administrative governmental authorities which may delay or restrict Regeneron's ability to continue to develop or commercialize Regeneron's products and product candidates; competing drugs and product candidates that may be superior to Regeneron's products and product candidates; uncertainty of market acceptance and commercial success of Regeneron's products and product candidates and the impact of studies (whether conducted by Regeneron or others and whether mandated or voluntary), on the commercial success of Regeneron's products and product candidates; the ability of Regeneron to manufacture and manage supply chains for multiple products and product candidates; the ability of Regeneron's collaborators, suppliers, or other third parties to perform filling, finishing, packaging, labeling, distribution, and other steps related to Regeneron's products and product candidates; coverage and reimbursement determinations by third-party payers, including Medicare and Medicaid; unanticipated expenses; the costs of developing, producing, and selling products; the ability of Regeneron to meet any of its financial projections or guidance and changes to the assumptions underlying those projections or guidance, including without limitation those relating to Sanofi reimbursement of Regeneron commercialization-related expenses, non-GAAP unreimbursed R&D, non-GAAP SG&A, effective tax rate, and capital expenditures; the potential for any license or collaboration agreement, including Regeneron's agreements with Sanofi, Bayer, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (or their respective affiliated companies, as applicable), to be cancelled or terminated without any further product success; and risks associated with intellectual property of other parties and pending or future litigation relating thereto, including without limitation the patent litigation proceedings relating to Praluent, the ultimate outcome of any such litigation proceedings, and the impact any of the foregoing may have on Regeneron's business, prospects, operating results, and financial condition.  A more complete description of these and other material risks can be found in Regeneron's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Any forward-looking statements are made based on management's current beliefs and judgment, and the reader is cautioned not to rely on any forward-looking statements made by Regeneron.  Regeneron does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, including without limitation any financial projection or guidance, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Regeneron uses its media and investor relations website and social media outlets to publish important information about the Company, including information that may be deemed material to investors. Financial and other information about Regeneron is routinely posted and is accessible on Regeneron's media and investor relations website (http://newsroom.regeneron.com) and its Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/regeneron).

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and/or the financial results attached to this press release include amounts that are considered "non-GAAP financial measures" under SEC rules.  As required, Regeneron has provided reconciliations of historical non-GAAP financial measures.

Contact Information:






Manisha Narasimhan, Ph.D.


Hala Mirza

Investor Relations


Corporate Communications

914-847-5126


914-847-3422

manisha.narasimhan@regeneron.com


hala.mirza@regeneron.com


 

 

TABLE 1


REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(In thousands)





December 31,



2017


2016

Assets:





Cash and marketable securities


$

2,896,074



$

1,902,944


Accounts receivable - trade, net


1,538,642



1,343,368


Accounts receivable from Sanofi and Bayer


435,698



268,252


Inventories


726,138



399,356


Property, plant, and equipment, net


2,358,605



2,083,421


Deferred tax assets


506,291



825,303


Other assets


302,838



150,822


Total assets


$

8,764,286



$

6,973,466







Liabilities and stockholders' equity:





Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other liabilities


$

967,418



$

980,659


Deferred revenue


949,337



1,062,436


Capital and facility lease obligations


703,453



481,126


Stockholders' equity


6,144,078



4,449,245


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

8,764,286



$

6,973,466


 

 

TABLE 2



REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)





Three Months Ended
December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,



2017


2016


2017


2016

Revenues:









Net product sales


$

978,718



$

862,521



$

3,718,463



$

3,338,390


Sanofi collaboration revenue


199,523



131,165



877,193



658,665


Bayer collaboration revenue


297,133



181,484



938,052



744,270


Other revenue


107,073



51,657



338,519



119,102




1,582,447



1,226,827



5,872,227



4,860,427


Expenses:









Research and development


527,983



479,206



2,075,142



2,052,295


Selling, general, and administrative


409,913



325,937



1,320,433



1,177,697


Cost of goods sold


52,733



44,534



202,507



194,624


Cost of collaboration and contract manufacturing


53,007



30,147



194,554



105,070




1,043,636



879,824



3,792,636



3,529,686











Income from operations


538,811



347,003



2,079,591



1,330,741











Other income (expense), net


15,956



(5,476)



(1,080)



(926)











Income before income taxes


554,767



341,527



2,078,511



1,329,815











Income tax expense


(381,248)



(88,412)



(880,000)



(434,293)











Net income


$

173,519



$

253,115



$

1,198,511



$

895,522











Net income per share - basic


$

1.62



$

2.41



$

11.27



$

8.55


Net income per share - diluted


$

1.50



$

2.19



$

10.34



$

7.70











Weighted average shares outstanding - basic


107,022



105,113



106,338



104,719


Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted


115,876



115,788



115,954



116,367


 

 

TABLE 3



REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)





Three Months Ended
December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,



2017


2016


2017


2016

GAAP net income


$

173,519



$

253,115



$

1,198,511



$

895,522


Adjustments:









R&D: Non-cash share-based compensation 
     expense


58,704



75,057



271,878



313,048


R&D: Up-front payments related to license and 
     collaboration agreements


25,000





25,000



100,000


SG&A: Non-cash share-based compensation expense


62,203



74,002



208,395



231,183


COGS and COCM: Non-cash share-based 
     compensation expense


6,226



5,499



27,004



15,647


Other expense: Loss on extinguishment of debt




1



30,100



467


Income tax effect of reconciling items above


(44,581)



(55,132)



(186,039)



(236,663)


Income tax expense: Charge related to enactment 
     of U.S. Tax Reform Act


326,202





326,202




Non-GAAP net income


$

607,273



$

352,542



$

1,901,051



$

1,319,204











Non-GAAP net income per share - basic


$

5.67



$

3.35



$

17.88



$

12.60


Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted


$

5.23



$

3.04



$

16.32



$

11.32











Shares used in calculating:









Non-GAAP net income per share - basic


107,022



105,113



106,338



104,719


Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted


116,202



115,887



116,518



116,548


 

 

TABLE 4



REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

COLLABORATION AND OTHER REVENUE (Unaudited)

(In thousands)





Three Months Ended
December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,



2017


2016


2017


2016

Sanofi collaboration revenue:









Reimbursement of Regeneron research and 
     development expenses


$

138,881



$

136,323



$

748,345



$

703,397


Reimbursement of Regeneron 
     commercialization-related expenses


117,857



91,990



368,859



305,947


Regeneron's share of losses in connection with 
     commercialization of antibodies


(113,612)



(125,528)



(442,610)



(459,058)


Other


56,397



28,380



202,599



108,379


Total Sanofi collaboration revenue


199,523



131,165



877,193



658,665











Bayer collaboration revenue:









Regeneron's net profit in connection with 
     commercialization of EYLEA outside the 
     United States


231,172



165,051



802,298



649,232


Reimbursement of Regeneron development 
     expenses


4,719



5,986



31,166



27,337


Other


61,242



10,447



104,588



67,701


Total Bayer collaboration revenue


297,133



181,484



938,052



744,270











Total Sanofi and Bayer collaboration revenue


$

496,656



$

312,649



$

1,815,245



$

1,402,935











Other revenue:









Reimbursement of Regeneron research and 
     development expenses - Teva


$

33,057



$

21,170



$

115,125



$

24,234


Reimbursement of Regeneron research and 
     development expenses - other


2,897



770



6,459



2,323


Substantive development milestones


35,000





90,000




Other


36,119



29,717



126,935



92,545


Total other revenue


$

107,073



$

51,657



$

338,519



$

119,102


 

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