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Medicure Reports Financial Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2019

WINNIPEG, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSXV:MPH, OTC:MCUJF), a pharmaceutical company, today reported its results from operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. 

Quarter Ended June 30, 2019 Highlights:

  • Recorded net revenue from the sale of AGGRASTAT® (tirofiban hydrochloride) of $6.2 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to $7.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 and $4.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019;
  • $45.7 million in cash as at June 30, 2019;
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA1) for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $103,000 compared to adjusted EBITDA of $882,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2018; and
  • Net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $957,000 (of which, $813,000 was due to a loss from foreign exchange) compared to net income of $1.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.


Financial Results

Net revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $6.3 million compared to $7.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018.  Net revenues from AGGRASTAT® for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $6.2 million compared to $7.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018.  Additionally, ReDSTM point of care system ("ReDSTM"), contributed $51,000 of net revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and the three months ended June 30, 2018 contained $606,000 of revenue from ZYPITAMAGTM following the launch of the product in the period. 

Net revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2019 were $11.2 million compared to $13.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018.  Net revenues from AGGRASTAT® for the six months ended June 30, 2019 were $11.0 million compared to $13.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018.  Additionally, ReDSTM, contributed $154,000 of net revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and the six months ended June 30, 2018 contained $606,000 of revenue from ZYPITAMAGTM following the launch of the product in the period. 

The Company continued to experience strong patient market share and strong hospital demand for AGGRASTAT® during the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, however increases in volume compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 were offset by increased price competition that resulted in lower discounted prices for AGGRASTAT® throughout the quarter.

Diversification of revenues remains an important aspect of the Company's focus with Medicure concentrating on the sales and marketing of AGGRASTAT®, growing the sales of ZYPITAMAGTM (pitavastatin) and marketing the ReDSTM system.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $103,000 compared to $882,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2019 is the result of the lower revenues experienced during the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was negative $1.6 million compared to $1.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2019 is the result of lower revenues and higher selling costs, as a result of the increase in the Company's product portfolio, experienced during the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $957,000 or $0.06 per share. This compares to net income of $1.6 million or $0.10 per share for the three months ended June 30, 2018. Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2019 is the result of lower revenues experienced during the quarter and a foreign exchange loss relating to a decrease in the value of the U.S. dollar experienced during the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was $3.7 million or $0.24 per share. This compares to net income of $3.0 million or $0.19 per share for the six months ended June 30, 2018. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2019 is the result of lower revenues, higher selling costs and cost of goods sold experienced during the period and a foreign exchange loss relating to a decrease in the value of the U.S. dollar experienced during the six months ended June 30, 2019.

At June 30, 2019, the Company had unrestricted cash totaling $45.7 million compared to $71.9 million of cash and short-term investments as of December 31, 2018. The decrease in cash is primarily due to the investment of U.S. $10 million made in Sensible Medical Innovations Ltd., the purchase of $3.6 million of the Company's common shares under its normal course issuer bid, a significant reduction in the Company's accounts payable and accrued liabilities and a decrease in the value of the U.S. dollar as at June 30, 2019 compared to December 31, 2018.  Cash flows used in operating activities for the three months ended June 30, 2019 totaled $7.1 million.

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

Notes

(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 non-recurring items".  The terms "EBITDA" and "Adjusted EBITDA", as it relates to the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 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.

Conference Call Info:

Topic:  Medicure's Q2 2019 Results

Call date:  Friday, August 9, 2019

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:  7554403#

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

You may request international country-specific access information by e-mailing the Company in advance. Management will accept and answer questions related to the financial results and operations during the question-and-answer period at the end of the conference call. A recording of the call will be available following the event at the Company's website.

About Medicure

Medicure is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for the U.S. cardiovascular market. The present focus of the Company is the marketing and distribution of AGGRASTAT® (tirofiban hydrochloride) injection, ZYPITAMAGTM (pitavastatin) tablets and the ReDS™ device in the United States, where they are sold through the Company's U.S. subsidiary, Medicure Pharma Inc. For more information on Medicure please visit www.medicure.com.

To be added to Medicure's e-mail list, please visit: 
http://medicure.mediaroom.com/alerts

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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, include, 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, 2018.

AGGRASTAT® (tirofiban hydrochloride) is a registered trademark of Medicure International Inc.

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Financial Position
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)


June 30, 2019

December 31, 2018

Assets



Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$

45,705

$

24,139

Short-term investments

-

47,747

Accounts receivable

10,982

10,765

Inventories

4,911

4,239

Prepaid expenses

3,373

2,697

Total current assets

64,971

89,587

Non‑current assets:



Property and equipment

908

316

Intangible assets

8,117

1,705

Holdback receivable

11,425

11,909

Investment in Sensible Medical

6,099

-

Other assets

-

117

Deferred tax assets

122

127

Total non‑current assets

26,671

14,174

Total assets

$

91,642

$

103,761

 

Liabilities and Equity



Current liabilities:



Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

11,831

$

14,377

Current income taxes payable

397

1,058

Current portion of lease obligation

292

-

Current portion of royalty obligation

1,263

1,496

Total current liabilities

13,783

16,931

Non‑current liabilities



Royalty obligation

1,725

2,035

Lease obligation

233

-

Other long‑term liabilities

1,152

1,201

Total non‑current liabilities

3,110

3,236

Total liabilities

16,893

20,167

Equity:



Share capital

117,897

122,887

Warrants

1,949

1,949

Contributed surplus

7,783

7,628

Accumulated other comprehensive income

(464)

1,268

Deficit

(52,416)

(50,138)

Total Equity

74,749

83,594

Total liabilities and equity

$

91,642

$

103,761

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Net (Loss) Income and Comprehensive (Loss) Income
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)


Three months
ended

June 30, 2019

Three months
ended

June 30, 2018

Six months
ended

June 30, 2019

Six months

ended

June 30, 2018






Revenue, net

$

6,301

$

7,801

$

11,181

$

13,865

Cost of goods sold

1,353

1,202

2,391

1,991

Gross profit

4,948

6,599

8,790

11,874






Expenses





Selling

3,319

3,899

7,447

6,896

General and administrative

769

1,148

1,704

2,082

Research and development

1,181

1,071

2,102

1,980


5,269

6,118

11,253

10,958

(Loss) income before the undernoted

(321)

481

(2,463)

916






Other income:





Revaluation of holdback receivable

-

84

-

167


-

84

-

167






Finance costs (income):





Finance (income) expense, net

(182)

(94)

(372)

(18)

Foreign exchange loss (gain), net

813

(1,022)

1,694

(2,035)


631

(1,116)

1,322

(2,053)

Net (loss) income before income taxes

$

(952)

$

1,681

$

(3,785)

$

3,136

Income tax (recovery) expense





Current

5

65

(72)

143

Deferred

-

21

-

39


5

86

(72)

182

Net (loss) income

$

(957)

$

1,595

$

(3,713)

$

2,954

Other comprehensive (loss) income:





Item that may be reclassified to profit or loss





Exchange differences on translation of foreign subsidiaries

(654)

928

(1,488)

2,083






Item that will not be reclassified to profit or loss:





Revaluation of investment in Sensible Medical at FVOCI

(361)

-

(244)

-

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

(1,015)

928

(1,732)

2,083

Comprehensive (loss) income

$

(1,972)

$

2,523

$

(5,445)

$

5,037






(Loss) earnings per share





Basic

$

(0.06)

$

0.10

$

(0.24)

$

0.19

Diluted

$

(0.06)

$

0.09

$

(0.24)

$

0.17

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)

For the six months ended June 30

2019

2018

Cash (used in) provided by:



Operating activities:



Net (loss) income for the period

$

(3,713)

$

2,954

Adjustments for:



Current income tax (recovery) expense

(72)

143

Deferred income tax expense

-

39

Revaluation of holdback receivable

-

(167)

Amortization of property and equipment

251

48

Amortization of intangible assets

426

65

Share‑based compensation

172

675

Finance (income) expense, net

(372)

(18)

Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain)

947

(404)

Change in the following:



Accounts receivable

(1,059)

(6,297)

Inventories

(672)

(2)

Prepaid expenses

(676)

(2,117)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(2,434)

4,821

Interest received, net

1,413

472

Income taxes paid

(507)

(2,041)

Royalties paid

(840)

(713)

Cash flows used in operating activities

(7,136)

(2,542)

Investing activities:



Investment in Sensible Medical

(6,337)

-

Proceeds from Apicore Sale Transaction

-

65,234

Redemptions (purchases) of short-term investments

47,747

(49,894)

Acquisition of property and equipment

(169)

(116)

Acquisition of intangible assets

(7,038)

-

Cash flows from investing activities

34,203

15,224

Financing activities:



Repurchase of common shares under normal course issuer bid

(3,592)

(1,451)

Exercise of stock options

20

256

Cash flows used in financing activities

(3,572)

(1,195)

Foreign exchange (loss) gain on cash held in foreign currency

(1,929)

520

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

21,566

12,007

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

24,139

5,260

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

45,705

$

17,267


Cision

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