Agios Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results
– Strong Commercial Execution for Second Full Year of TIBSOVO® with Fourth Quarter Net Revenue of $39.1M and $121.1M for Full Year 2020 –
– Sale of Oncology Portfolio Expected to Close Around
– Darrin Miles Appointed to Role of Chief Commercial Officer –
“This past year was a transformative one for Agios,” said
FOURTH QUARTER 2020 & RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
- Entered into definitive agreement to sell commercial, clinical and research-stage oncology portfolio to Servier, an independent global pharmaceutical company, in December.
- Achieved TIBSOVO® (ivosidenib tablets) net sales of
$39.1 millionfor the quarter and $121.1 millionfor the year, exceeding the $115 millionupdated net revenue target and representing a 102% increase in net sales year-over-year.
- Announced topline results from two Phase 3 studies of mitapivat in adults with pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency who were not regularly transfused (ACTIVATE) and who were regularly transfused (ACTIVATE-T ). Both studies achieved statistical significance for their primary endpoint with ACTIVATE demonstrating a clinically meaningful sustained increase in hemoglobin compared to placebo and ACTIVATE-T demonstrating a clinically meaningful reduction in transfusion burden. Statistical significance was also achieved for all pre-specified key secondary endpoints for ACTIVATE demonstrating an improvement compared to placebo, including in patient-reported outcomes (PRO) based on changes from baseline in pyruvate kinase deficiency diary (PKDD) score and pyruvate kinase deficiency impact assessment (PKDIA) score at Week 24. The safety profile was consistent with results from prior studies.
U.S.and EU regulatory interactions on the pivotal development plan for mitapivat in sickle cell disease, resulting in the Phase 2/3 trial design being announced today.
- The Phase 2 will randomize 69 patients 1:1:1 to 50 mg mitapivat BID, 100 mg mitapivat BID or matched placebo. The primary endpoint is hemoglobin response defined as ≥1 g/dL change from baseline to Week 12.
- The Phase 3 will randomize 198 patients 2:1 to the selected Phase 2 dose of mitapivat or matched placebo. The study includes two primary endpoints: hemoglobin response defined as ≥1 g/dL change from baseline to Week 52 and annualized rate of sickle cell pain crises.
- Potential regulatory approval with a broad label based on the operationally seamless Phase 2/3 trial expected by the end of 2026.
Darrin Miles, previously senior vice president, U.S.commercial and global marketing, to role of chief commercial officer.
- Presented final data, including mature overall survival (OS) results, from the Phase 3 ClarIDHy study of TIBSOVO® in patients with previously treated isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutated cholangiocarcinoma at the
American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium(ASCO-GI) in January.
- Presented updated Phase 1 data for mitapivat in sickle cell disease at the
American Society of Hematology(ASH) Annual Meeting in December.
- Launched Anemia ID, a program providing no-cost genetic testing for patients with suspected hereditary anemias, including PK deficiency in November.
ANTICIPATED 2021 KEY MILESTONES
- Complete sale of oncology portfolio to
Servierin a transaction worth up to $2 billionplus royalties, following a shareholder vote on March 25, and execute a meaningful portion of the planned $1.2 billioncapital return by year-end.
Genetically Defined Diseases
- File for regulatory approval for mitapivat in adults with PK deficiency: submit new drug application (NDA) in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2021 and marketing authorization application (MAA) in the EU in mid-2021.
- Initiate two Phase 3 studies of mitapivat, ENERGIZE and ENERGIZE-T, in not regularly transfused and regularly transfused adults with thalassemia in the second half of 2021.
- Initiate Phase 2/3 study of mitapivat in sickle cell disease by year-end.
- Prioritize new indications for pyruvate kinase R (PKR) and pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) activator clinical development by year-end.
Genetically Defined Disease Data Presentations
- Submit data from the following clinical studies for presentation at the
EHA Virtual Congress, hosted June 9-17, 2021:
- Phase 3 ACTIVATE study of mitapivat in adults with PK deficiency who do not receive regular transfusions
- Phase 3 ACTIVATE-T study of mitapivat in adults with PK deficiency who receive regular transfusions
- Phase 2 study of mitapivat in adults with α- and β-thalassemia who do not receive regular transfusions
- Submit data from ongoing clinical studies of mitapivat in sickle cell disease for presentation at medical meetings throughout 2021.
- Present data from the single ascending dose (SAD) and multiple ascending dose (MAD) cohorts of the Phase 1 study of AG-946, the company's next-generation PKR activator, in healthy volunteers by year-end.
- Submit supplemental new drug application (sNDA) in the
U.S.for TIBSOVO® in patients with previously treated IDH1-mutant cholangiocarcinoma in Q1 2021.
- Enrollment in the Phase 3 AGILE trial of TIBSOVO® in combination with azacitidine in adult patients with previously untreated IDH1-mutant acute myeloid leukemia is expected to complete by year-end.
- Enrollment in the relapsed or refractory myelodysplastic syndrome arm of the TIBSOVO® Phase 1 study of IDH1-mutant advanced hematologic malignancies is expected to complete by year-end.
- Full-year 2021 net product revenue for TIBSOVO® is expected to be
FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2020 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Revenue: Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $44.0 million, which includes $2.0 million in collaboration revenue, $39.1 million of net product revenue from sales of TIBSOVO® and $2.9 million in royalty revenue from net global sales of IDHIFA® under our collaboration agreement with Celgene. This compares to $35.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, which included $12.9 million in collaboration revenue, $19.6 million of net product revenue from
Cost of Sales: Cost of sales were $1.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to $0.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, and $2.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to $1.3 million for the year ended
Research and Development (R&D) Expenses: R&D expenses were $95.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to $106.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 and $367.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to $410.9 million for the year ended
Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) Expenses: SG&A expenses were $39.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to $34.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, and $149.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to $132.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. The increase in SG&A expense was primarily attributable to increased workforce expenses and professional fees related to the
Net Loss: Net loss was $97.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to $102.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, and $327.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to a net loss of $411.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.
Cash Position and Guidance: Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of December 31, 2020 were $670.5 million compared to $717.8 million as of December 31, 2019. The company expects that its cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Agios will host a conference call and live webcast with slides today at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results and recent business activities. To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-877-377-7098 (domestic) or 1-631-291-4547 (international) and referring to conference ID 8442238. The live webcast can be accessed under “Events & Presentations” in the Investors section of the company's website at www.agios.com. The archived webcast will be available on the company's website beginning approximately two hours after the event.
Agios is focused on discovering and developing novel investigational medicines to treat malignant hematology, solid tumors and genetically defined diseases through scientific leadership in the field of cellular metabolism. In addition to an active research and discovery pipeline across these three therapeutic areas, Agios has two approved oncology precision medicines and multiple first-in-class investigational therapies in clinical and/or preclinical development. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.agios.com.
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Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
|Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities||$||670,537||$||717,806|
|Accounts receivable, net||21,328||8,952|
|Collaboration receivable – related party||2,123||1,539|
|Royalty receivable – related party||-||2,900|
|Deferred revenue – related party||-||61,513|
Consolidated Statements of Operations Data
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
|Three Months Ended
|Product revenue, net||$||39,118||$||19,564||$||121,089||$||59,851|
|Collaboration revenue – related party||1,236||6,843||68,274||39,257|
|Collaboration revenue – other||785||6,060||3,571||8,262|
|Royalty revenue – related party||2,906||2,973||10,262||10,542|
|Cost and expenses:|
|Cost of sales||959||287||2,805||1,317|
|Research and development||95,742||106,248||367,470||410,894|
|Selling, general and administrative||39,778||34,834||149,070||132,034|
|Total cost and expenses||136,479||141,369||519,345||544,245|
|Loss from operations||(92,434||)||(105,929||)||(316,149||)||(426,333||)|
|Interest income, net||791||3,579||6,611||14,861|
|Non-cash interest expense for the sale of future revenue||(6,014||)||-||(17,832||)||-|
|Net loss per share – basic and diluted||$||(1.41||)||$||(1.60||)||$||(4.74||)||$||(6.86||)|
|Weighted-average number of common shares used in computing net loss per share – basic and diluted||69,271,163||63,949,870||68,997,879||59,994,539|
Source: Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.