Medicure Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

WINNIPEG, Nov. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSXV:MPH, OTCQB:MCUJF), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today reported its results from operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. 

Quarter Ended September 30, 2016 Highlights:

  • Recorded net revenue of $8.2 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2016, an increase of 51% compared to $5.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015;

  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)1 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $2.9 million compared to $2.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015;

  • Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $2.0 million, compared to a net loss of $348,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015;

Financial Results

Net revenue from the sale of AGGRASTAT® (tirofiban HCl) finished product for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $8.2 million compared to $5.4 million for quarter ended September 30, 2015, an increase of 51%.  Net revenue from the sale of AGGRASTAT finished product for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $22.0 million compared to $12.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, an increase of 75%.  

The increase in revenue compared to the comparable quarter and nine month period for the previous year is primarily attributable to an increase in the number of new hospital customers using AGGRASTAT and the continued increase in market share held by the product.  Revenue growth for the nine month period was also aided by favourable fluctuations in the U.S. dollar exchange rate throughout the period when compared to the same period in the prior year. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $2.9 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $2.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 which was adjusted for a $1.9 million filing fee with the FDA and $174,000 of share-based compensation.  Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 after adjusting for $1.3 million of share-based compensation (a non-cash expense item) and $346,000 relating to on-going costs pertaining to a one-time FDA filing, was $7.3 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $4.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 which was adjusted for a $1.9 million filing fee with the FDA and $915,000 of share-based compensation. 

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $2.0 million or $0.13 per share, compared to a net loss of $348,000 or $0.02 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $3.2 million or $0.22 per share compared to $194,000 or $0.01 per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

The increase in net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 is the result of higher revenues, when compared to the same period in the prior year.  This increase was partially offset by higher selling, general and administration expenses.  The increase in selling, general and administration expenses is primarily due to an increased number of staff, resulting in higher personnel expenses and higher selling costs associated with the growth in AGGRASTAT revenues.

At September 30, 2016, the Company had cash totaling $8.8 million compared to $3.6 million as of December 31, 2015. The increase in cash is due to higher revenues and the associated net income after adjusting for non-cash items.  Cash flows from operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $4.8 million compared to $327,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

All amounts referenced herein are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

Note:

(1) The Company defines EBITDA as "earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and other income or expense" and Adjusted EBITDA as "EBITDA adjusted for non-cash and one-time items".  The terms "EBITDA" and "Adjusted EBITDA", as it relates to the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 results, prepared using International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), do not have any standardized meaning according to IFRS. It is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.

Reminder for the Conference Call Tomorrow

Conference call details are as follows:

Topic: Medicure's Q3 2016 Results
Date:  Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 7:30 am Central Time (8:30 am Eastern Time)
Canada toll-free:  1 (888) 465-5079   (Canada Toll: 1 (416) 216-4169)
United States toll-free:  1 (888) 545-0687
Passcode:  7630948#

Webcast: This conference call will be webcast live over the internet and can be accessed from the Medicure investor relations page at the following: http://www.medicure.com/investors.html  

You may request country specific international access info by emailing us in advance at info@medicure.com.

Management will accept and answer questions related to the financial results and its operations during the Q&A period at the end of the conference call. A recording of the call will be available following the event at www.medicure.com.

About Medicure Inc.

Medicure is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for the U.S. hospital market.  The primary focus of the Company and its subsidiaries is the marketing and distribution of AGGRASTAT (tirofiban HCl) for non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome in the United States, where it is sold through the Company's U.S. subsidiary, Medicure Pharma, Inc.  For more information on Medicure please visit www.medicure.com.

About AGGRASTAT

Indications and Usage
AGGRASTAT is indicated to reduce the rate of thrombotic cardiovascular events (combined endpoint of death, myocardial infarction, or refractory ischemia/repeat cardiac procedure) in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS).

Dosage and Administration
Administer intravenously 25 mcg/kg within 5 minutes and then 0.15 mcg/kg/min for up to 18 hours. In patients with creatinine clearance ≤60 mL/min, give 25 mcg/kg within 5 minutes and then 0.075 mcg/kg/min.

Clinical Experience
In clinical studies with the HDB regimen, Aggrastat was administered in combination with aspirin, clopidogrel and heparin or bivalirudin to over 8,000 patients for typically ≤24 hours.

Contraindications
Known hypersensitivity to any component of Aggrastat History of thrombocytopenia with prior exposure to Aggrastat Active internal bleeding, or history of bleeding diathesis, major surgical procedure or severe physical trauma within previous month.

Warnings and Precautions
Aggrastat can cause serious bleeding. If bleeding cannot be controlled discontinue Aggrastat. Thrombocytopenia: Discontinue Aggrastat and heparin.

Adverse Reactions
Bleeding is the most commonly reported adverse reaction.

For more information on AGGRASTAT, please refer to Full Prescribing Information.

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Forward Looking Information: Statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements containing the words "believes", "may", "plans", "will", "estimates", "continues", "anticipates", "intends", "expects" and similar expressions, may constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. federal securities laws (such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are hereinafter collectively referred to as "forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements, including the expectation of continued revenue growth, are based on the current assumptions, estimates, analysis and opinions of management of the Company made in light of its experience and its perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors which the Company believes to be relevant and reasonable in the circumstances. Inherent in forward-looking statements are known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond the Company's ability to predict or control that may cause the actual results, events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, and as such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, among others, the Company's future product revenues, stage of development, additional capital requirements, risks associated with the completion and timing of clinical trials and obtaining regulatory approval to market the Company's products, the ability to protect its intellectual property, dependence upon collaborative partners, changes in government regulation or regulatory approval processes, and rapid technological change in the industry. Such statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions about: general business and economic conditions; the impact of changes in Canadian-US dollar and other foreign exchange rates on the Company's revenues, costs and results; the timing of the receipt of regulatory and governmental approvals for the Company's research and development projects; the availability of financing for the Company's commercial operations and/or research and development projects, or the availability of financing on reasonable terms; results of current and future clinical trials; the uncertainties associated with the acceptance and demand for new products and market competition. The foregoing list of important factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements or the foregoing list of factors, other than as may be required by applicable legislation. Additional discussion regarding the risks and uncertainties relating to the Company and its business can be found in the Company's other filings with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities or the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and in the "Risk Factors" section of its Form 20F for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Financial Position

(expressed in Canadian dollars)

(unaudited)








September 30, 2016


December 31, 2015








Assets







Current assets:








Cash


$

8,822,292


$

3,568,592


Accounts receivable



6,615,064



9,823,616


Inventories



3,539,509



2,289,275


Prepaid expenses



381,902



1,767,071


Total current assets



19,358,767



17,448,554

Non‑current assets:








Property and equipment



278,818



230,162


Intangible assets



133,823



1,411,992


Investment in Apicore



1,495,735



1,559,599


Long‑term derivative



13,084



227,571


Deferred tax assets



359,201



379,000


Total non‑current assets



2,280,661



3,808,324

Total assets


$

21,639,428


$

21,256,878








Liabilities and Equity







Current liabilities:








Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$

3,672,064


$

7,079,091


Current portion of long‑term debt



1,641,530



1,625,191


Current portion of royalty obligation



1,425,675



1,648,180


Total current liabilities



6,739,269



10,352,462

Non‑current liabilities








Long‑term debt



1,382,822



2,617,593


Royalty obligation



3,138,273



3,725,272


Other long-term liability



-



100,000


Total non‑current liabilities



4,521,095



6,442,865

Total liabilities



11,260,364



16,795,327

Equity:








Share capital



124,625,551



121,413,777


Warrants



79,848



101,618


Contributed surplus



6,782,145



6,789,195


Accumulated other comprehensive income



611,259



1,104,388


Deficit



(121,719,739)



(124,947,427)


Total equity



10,379,064



4,461,551

Total liabilities and equity


$

21,639,428


$

21,256,878

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Net Income (Loss) and Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(expressed in Canadian dollars)

(unaudited)














Three
months
ended
September
30, 2016


Three
months
ended
September
30, 2015


Nine
months
ended
September
30, 2016


Nine
months
ended
September
30, 2015











Revenue











Product sales, net


$

8,203,523

$

5,415,992

$

21,974,689

$

12,555,849

Cost of goods sold



992,045


542,071


2,731,142


1,448,710

Gross Profit



7,211,478


4,873,921


19,243,547


11,107,139











Expenses











Selling, general and administrative



3,724,094


2,393,240


11,939,821


6,839,623


Research and development



1,018,201


2,643,757


2,926,186


3,349,333




4,742,295


5,036,997


14,866,007


10,188,956

Income (loss) before the undernoted



2,469,183


(163,076)


4,377,540


918,183











Other expense (income):











Revaluation of long‑term derivative



129,507


(43,676)


214,487


8,829


Loss on settlement of debt



-


-


-


60,595




129,507


(43,676)


214,487


69,424











Finance expense (income):











Finance expense, net



296,561


201,665


946,754


612,590


Foreign exchange loss (gain), net



39,778


26,583


(11,389)


42,333




336,339


228,248


935,365


654,923

Net income (loss)


$

2,003,337

$

(347,648)

$

3,227,688

$

193,836

Translation adjustment



205,430


315,634


(493,129)


470,900

Comprehensive income (loss)


$

2,208,767

$

(32,014)

$

2,734,559

$

664,736

Basic earnings (loss) per share


$

0.13

$

(0.02)

$

0.22

$

0.01

Diluted earnings (loss) per share


$

0.12

$

(0.02)

$

0.20

$

0.01

Weighted average number of common
shares used in computing basic earnings
(loss) per share



15,172,119


14,366,917


14,826,004


13,336,109

Weighted average number of common
shares used in computing fully diluted
earnings (loss) per share



16,609,865


14,366,917


16,263,750


15,558,196

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows

(expressed in Canadian dollars)

(unaudited)









Nine months
ended
September 30,
2016



Nine months
ended
September 30,
2015







Cash (used in) provided by:






Operating activities:







Net income for the period

$

3,227,688


$

193,836


Adjustments for:








Revaluation of long‑term derivative


214,487



8,829



Loss on settlement of debt


-



60,595



Amortization of property and equipment


63,482



15,043



Amortization of intangible assets


1,214,171



487,235



Share‑based compensation


1,340,001



915,207



(Write-up) down of inventory


(69,592)



96,233



Finance expense, net


946,754



612,590



Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss


(8,976)



44,568


Change in the following:








Accounts receivable


3,208,552



(1,834,893)



Inventories


(1,180,642)



(84,922)



Prepaid expenses


1,385,169



(269,155)



Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


(4,049,915)



813,259



Other long-term liability


(100,000)



(77,084)

Interest paid


(149,615)



(248,745)

Royalties paid


(1,247,791)



(405,434)

Cash flows from operating activities


4,793,773



327,162

Investing activities:







Acquisition of property and equipment


(112,660)



(122,429)

Cash flows used in investing activities


(112,660)



(122,429)

Financing activities:







Issuance of common shares, net of share issue costs


-



3,630,323


Exercise of stock options


1,814,780



31,065


Exercise of warrants


28,173



-


Repayment of long-term debt


(1,250,001)



(277,778)

Cash flows from financing activities


592,952



3,383,610

Foreign exchange loss on cash held in foreign currency


(20,365)



(2,235)

Increase in cash


5,253,700



3,586,108

Cash, beginning of period


3,568,592



493,869

Cash, end of period

$

8,822,292


$

4,079,977







Supplementary information:






Non‑cash financing activities:






Shares issued on debt settlement

$

-


$

624,029

Warrants issued as share issue costs

$

-


$

232,571

 

SOURCE Medicure Inc.

For further information: James Kinley, Chief Financial Officer, Tel. 888-435-2220, Fax 204-488-9823, E-mail: info@medicure.com, www.medicure.com

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