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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 13, 2020


Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



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(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

88 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 649-8600

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February 13, 2020, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release announcing its results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 and other business highlights. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.







Press release issued February 13, 2020.




Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Date: February 13, 2020





/s/ Jacqualyn A. Fouse




Jacqualyn A. Fouse, Ph.D.




Chief Executive Officer


Exhibit 99.1



Agios Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

– Fourth Quarter TIBSOVO® Net Revenue of $19.6M and $59.9M for Full Year 2019; Full Year

2020 U.S. TIBSOVO® Net Revenue Expected to be Between $105-115 Million –

– New Clinical Data from Mitapivat in Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease to be Submitted for

Presentation at the European Hematology Association Annual Congress in June –

– Investigational New Drug Submission for AG-946, a Next Generation PKR Activator, Expected in Q1 –

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 13, 2020 — Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGIO) today reported business highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019. In addition, Agios highlighted key 2020 corporate milestones and data presentations for its clinical development programs.

“On the heels of a busy and productive 2019, I’m more confident than ever in the strength of our team and our ability to make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients through great science, a deep pipeline and differentiated therapies,” said Jackie Fouse, Ph.D., chief executive officer at Agios. “In 2020, our clinical development team is focused on advancing our Phase 3 PK deficiency studies in order to submit a new drug application in 2021, finalizing our pivotal development plan for the PK activation program in thalassemia and establishing proof-of-concept in sickle cell disease. In addition, we are driving enrollment in several Phase 3 studies for our IDH inhibitors in both malignant hematology and solid tumors. Our commercial team is focused on achieving an ambitious revenue target for TIBSOVO® and increasing market development activities in preparation for a potential launch in PK deficiency.”


Agios expects the following key milestones in 2020:

Hematologic Malignancies



Deliver full-year U.S. revenue for TIBSOVO® of $105-115 million



Receive European Medicines Agency CHMP opinion for TIBSOVO® in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with an IDH1 mutation by year-end



Complete enrollment of the Phase 3 AGILE trial of TIBSOVO® in combination with azacitidine in adult patients with previously untreated IDH1 mutant AML by year-end



Complete enrollment of the relapsed or refractory myelodysplastic syndrome arm of the TIBSOVO® Phase 1 study of IDH1 mutant advanced hematologic malignancies by year-end

Solid Tumors



File supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for TIBSOVO® in previously treated IDH1 mutant cholangiocarcinoma by year-end



Rare Genetic Diseases



Announce topline data for ACTIVATE and ACTIVATE-T pivotal trials for mitapivat in adults with pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency by year-end



Submit updated data from the Phase 2 study of mitapivat in thalassemia for presentation at the European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress in June and finalize pivotal development strategy by year-end



Achieve proof-of-concept for mitapivat in sickle cell disease by mid-2020



Receive investigational new drug (IND) clearance for AG-946, a next generation PKR activator, and initiate a first-in-human study in healthy volunteers in the first half of 2020




Achieve at least one new development candidate by year-end


Revenue: Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $35.4 million, which includes $12.9 million in collaboration revenue, $19.6 million of net product revenue from sales of TIBSOVO® and $3.0 million in royalty revenue from net global sales of IDHIFA® under our collaboration agreement with Celgene. This compares to $30.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, which included $18.4 million in collaboration revenue, $9.4 million of net product revenue from U.S. sales of TIBSOVO® and $2.2 million in royalty revenue from net global sales of IDHIFA®. Total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $117.9 million compared to $94.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2018. The increase in 2019 revenue was primarily driven by net U.S. sales of TIBSOVO® and were offset by a decline in collaboration revenue due to the recognition of a milestone from Celgene and the upfront payment from CStone in 2018.

Cost of Sales: Cost of sales were $0.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $0.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, and $1.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to $1.4 million for the comparable period in 2018.

Research and Development (R&D) Expenses: R&D expenses were $106.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $93.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 and $410.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to $341.3 million for the comparable period in 2018. The increase in R&D expense was primarily attributable to clinical trial activity for mitapivat in PK deficiency and thalassemia; start-up costs for the vorasidenib Phase 3 INDIGO study in low-grade glioma, including required clinical pharmacology studies and companion diagnostic development; and ongoing enrollment in the TIBSOVO® Phase 3 AGILE and HOVON frontline AML combination studies. R&D expense also increased as a result of ongoing research efforts across our discovery platform programs.

Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) Expenses: SG&A expenses were $34.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $31.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, and $132.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to $114.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2018. The increase in SG&A expense was primarily attributable to increased investment in marketing activities in preparation for the potential launch of mitapivat and personnel costs related to increased headcount to support growing operations.



Net Loss: Net loss was $102.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $91.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, and $411.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2019 compared to a net loss of $346.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Cash Position and Guidance: Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of December 31, 2019 were $717.8 million compared to $805.4 million as of December 31, 2018. The change in cash was primarily driven by expenditures to fund operations of $464.4 million offset by the net proceeds of $277.2 million from the November follow-on offering and cash inflows of $99.3 million from product sales, stock option exercises, royalty revenue, and collaboration reimbursements and milestones. The company expects that its cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of December 31, 2019, together with anticipated product and royalty revenue, anticipated interest income, and anticipated expense reimbursements under our collaboration and license agreements, but excluding any additional collaboration-related payments, will enable the company to fund its anticipated operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements through at least the end of 2021.


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 2019 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 4195413. 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.

About Agios/Celgene Collaboration

IDHIFA® (enasidenib) and AG-270 are part of our collaboration with Celgene Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Under the terms of our 2010 collaboration agreement focused on cancer metabolism, Celgene has worldwide development and commercialization rights for IDHIFA®. Agios continues to conduct certain clinical development activities within the IDHIFA® development program and is eligible to receive reimbursement for those development activities and up to $80 million in remaining milestone payments, and royalties on any net sales. Celgene and Agios are currently co-commercializing IDHIFA® in the U.S. Celgene will reimburse Agios for costs incurred for its co-commercialization efforts. AG-270 is part of a 2016 global research collaboration agreement with Celgene focused on metabolic immuno-oncology. Celgene has the option to participate in a worldwide 50/50 cost and profit share with Agios, under which Agios is eligible for up to $169 million in clinical and regulatory milestone payments for the program.



About Agios

Agios is focused on discovering and developing novel investigational medicines to treat malignant hematology, solid tumors and rare genetic 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include those regarding Agios’ plans, strategies and expectations for its and its collaborator’s preclinical, clinical and commercial advancement of its drug development programs including TIBSOVO® (ivosidenib), IDHIFA® (enasidenib), mitapivat, vorasidenib, AG-270, AG-636 and AG-946; the potential benefits of Agios’ product candidates; its key milestones and guidance for 2020; its plans regarding future data presentations; its financial guidance regarding the period in which it will have capital available to fund its operations; and the potential benefit of its strategic plans and focus. The words “anticipate,” “expect,” “goal,” “hope,” “milestone,” “plan,” “potential,” “possible,” “strategy,” “will,” “vision,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Such statements are subject to numerous important factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from Agios’ current expectations and beliefs. For example, there can be no guarantee that any product candidate Agios or its collaborators is developing will successfully commence or complete necessary preclinical and clinical development phases, or that development of any of Agios’ product candidates will successfully continue. There can be no guarantee that any positive developments in Agios’ business will result in stock price appreciation. Management’s expectations and, therefore, any forward-looking statements in this press release could also be affected by risks and uncertainties relating to a number of other important factors, including: Agios’ results of clinical trials and preclinical studies, including subsequent analysis of existing data and new data received from ongoing and future studies; the content and timing of decisions made by the U.S. FDA, the EMA or other regulatory authorities, investigational review boards at clinical trial sites and publication review bodies; Agios’ ability to obtain and maintain requisite regulatory approvals and to enroll patients in its planned clinical trials; unplanned cash requirements and expenditures; competitive factors; Agios’ ability to obtain, maintain and enforce patent and other intellectual property protection for any product candidates it is developing; Agios’ ability to maintain key collaborations; and general economic and market conditions. These and other risks are described in greater detail under the caption “Risk Factors” included in Agios’ public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and Agios expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.



Consolidated Balance Sheet Data

( in thousands)



     December 31,
     December 31,

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities

   $ 717,806      $ 805,421  

Accounts receivable, net

     8,952        5,076  

Collaboration receivable – related party

     1,539        2,462  

Royalty receivable – related party

     2,900        2,234  


     7,331        869  

Total assets

     890,741        858,457  

Deferred revenue – related party

     61,513        92,519  

Stockholders’ equity

     640,528        687,537  

Consolidated Statements of Operations Data

( in thousands, except share and per share data)




Three Months Ended December



Years Ended

December 31,

     2019     2018     2019     2018  



Product revenue, net

   $ 19,564     $ 9,376     $ 59,851     $ 13,841  

Collaboration revenue – related party

     6,843       18,183       39,257       60,661  

Collaboration revenue – other

     6,060       230       8,262       12,670  

Royalty revenue – related party

     2,973       2,224       10,542       7,215  













Total Revenue

     35,440       30,013       117,912       94,387  

Cost and expenses:


Cost of sales

     287       702       1,317       1,397  

Research and development, net

     106,248       93,809       410,894       341,324  

Selling, general and administrative

     34,834       31,858       132,034       114,145  













Total cost and expenses

     141,369       126,369       544,245       456,866  













Loss from operations

     (105,929     (96,356     (426,333     (362,479

Interest income

     3,579       4,562       14,861       16,451  













Net loss

   $ (102,350   $ (91,794   $ (411,472   $ (346,028













Net loss per share – basic and diluted

   $ (1.60   $ (1.58   $ (6.86   $ (6.03













Weighted-average number of common shares used in computing net loss per share – basic and diluted

     63,949,870       58,189,254       59,994,539       57,418,300  















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Holly Manning, 617-844-6630

Associate Director, Investor Relations



Jessica Rennekamp, 857-209-3286

Associate Director, Corporate Communications