Lannett Reports Solid Fiscal 2018 First-Quarter Financial Results, Significantly Increases Fiscal 2018 Guidance

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2018 first quarter ended September 30, 2017. 

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"In recent weeks, we announced a number of very positive developments that position our company for continued near- and longer term growth," said Arthur Bedrosian, chief executive officer of Lannett.  "These include the filing of our first 505(b)(2) New Drug Application for C-Topical, five product approvals, the dismissal of a class action lawsuit and the signing of a license agreement that will allow us to market generic Thalidomide.  Regarding our fiscal 2018 first quarter performance, we reported solid financial results, rebounding well from challenges in the preceding fourth quarter.  Key contributors to the quarter were strong sales across several product categories, which led to an 11% increase compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. 

"Looking ahead, we are on track for a strong year and have raised our full-year guidance.  We continue to expect to launch in the current fiscal year a number of previously approved products.  In addition, we successfully coordinated with our partners and customers to prevent a potential drug shortage and avoid a disruption in the supply to patients of two important medications." 

For the fiscal 2018 first quarter, net sales were $155.0 million compared with $161.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.  Gross profit was $67.7 million, or 44% of net sales, compared with $81.9 million, or 51% of net sales.  Research and development (R&D) expenses decreased to $7.4 million from $12.4 million for the fiscal 2017 first quarter.  Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses decreased to $19.0 million from $21.3 million.  Restructuring expenses were $0.5 million compared with $2.1 million.  In last year's first quarter, the company recorded an impairment charge of $65.1 million related to acquired intangible assets.  Operating income was $40.7 million versus operating loss of $20.3 million.  Interest expense declined to $20.9 million from $23.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.  Income tax expense was $7.4 million versus income tax benefit of $12.9 million in the prior-year period.  Net income attributable to Lannett was $13.3 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to net loss attributable to Lannett of $29.4 million, or $0.80 per share, for the fiscal 2017 first quarter. 

For the fiscal 2018 first quarter reported on a Non-GAAP basis, adjusted net sales were $155.0 million compared with $161.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.  Adjusted gross profit was $76.7 million, or 50% of adjusted net sales, compared with $94.0 million, or 58% of adjusted net sales, for the prior year first quarter.  Adjusted R&D expenses were $7.4 million compared with $12.4 million.  Adjusted SG&A expenses declined to $18.7 million from $20.9 million.  Adjusted operating income was $50.7 million compared with $60.7 million for the prior-year first quarter.  Adjusted interest expense declined to $16.4 million from $18.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.  Adjusted net income attributable to Lannett was $22.7 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared with $29.0 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, for the fiscal 2017 first quarter.

Guidance for Fiscal 2018
Based on its current outlook the company revised its financial guidance for the 2018 fiscal year as follows:


GAAP

Adjusted

Net sales

$710 million to $720 million, up from $655 million to $665 million

$710 million to $720 million, up from $655 million to $665 million

Gross margin %

46% to 47%, unchanged

51% to 52%, unchanged

R&D expense

$46 million to $48 million, unchanged

$46 million to $48 million, unchanged

SG&A expense

$78 million to $80 million, up from $75 million to $77 million

$77 million to $79 million, up from $73 million to $75 million

Integration and restructuring related expense

$4 million to $5 million, unchanged

$-

Interest expense

$85 million to $86 million, down from $88 million to $89 million

$66 million to $67 million, down from $67 million to $68 million

Effective tax rate

Approximately 35%, unchanged

Approximately 35%, unchanged

Capital expenditures

$65 million to $75 million, unchanged

$65 million to $75 million, unchanged

Conference Call Information and Forward-Looking Statements
Later today, the company will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET to review its results of operations for its fiscal 2018 first quarter ended September 30, 2017.  The conference call will be available to interested parties by dialing 800-447-0521 from the U.S. or Canada, or 847-413-3238 from international locations, passcode 45894701.  The call will be broadcast via the Internet at www.lannett.com.  Listeners are encouraged to visit the website at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled presentation to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  A playback of the call will be archived and accessible on the same website for at least three months.

Discussion during the conference call may include forward-looking statements regarding such topics as, but not limited to, the company's financial status and performance, regulatory and operational developments, and any comments the company may make about its future plans or prospects in response to questions from participants on the conference call.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release contains references to Non-GAAP financial measures, which are financial measures that are not prepared in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP).  Management uses these measures internally for evaluating its operating performance.  The Company's management believes that the presentation of Non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information regarding operational performance, because it enhances an investor's overall understanding of the financial results for the Company's core business.  Additionally, it provides a basis for the comparison of the financial results for the Company's core business between current, past and future periods.  Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered only as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for or as a superior measure to, financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. 

Detailed reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included with this release.

Non-GAAP financial measures exclude, among others, the effects of (1) amortization of purchased intangibles and other purchase accounting entries, (2) acquisition and integration-related expenses, (3) non-cash interest expense, as well as (4) certain other items considered unusual or non-recurring in nature. 

About Lannett Company, Inc.:
Lannett Company, founded in 1942, develops, manufactures, packages, markets and distributes generic pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical indications – see financial schedule below for net sales by medical indication.  For more information, visit the company's website at www.lannett.com.

This news release contains certain statements of a forward-looking nature relating to future events or future business performance.  Any such statements, including, but not limited to, realizing the expected increase in sales of select products, successfully launching and commercializing previously approved products, receiving approval for and successfully commercializing C-Topical, successfully commercializing Thalidomide and achieving the financial metrics stated in the company's guidance for fiscal 2018, whether expressed or implied, are subject to risks and uncertainties which can cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors which include, but are not limited to, the difficulty in predicting the timing or outcome of FDA or other regulatory approvals or actions, the ability to successfully commercialize products upon approval, including acquired products, and Lannett's estimated or anticipated future financial results, future inventory levels, future competition or pricing, future levels of operating expenses, product development efforts or performance, and other risk factors discussed in the company's Form 10-K and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.  These forward-looking statements represent the company's judgment as of the date of this news release.  The company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact:

Robert Jaffe


Robert Jaffe Co., LLC


(424) 288-4098

FINANCIAL SCHEDULES FOLLOW

 

LANNETT COMPANY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)












(Unaudited)







September 30, 2017


June 30, 2017








ASSETS






Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$                                     92,461


$         117,737

Investment securities

23,973


27,091

Accounts receivable, net

243,326


204,066

Inventories


125,390


122,604

Prepaid income taxes

13,494


16,703

Deferred tax assets

-


-

Other current assets

9,325


6,592

Total current assets

507,969


494,793

Property, plant and equipment, net

249,276


243,148

Intangible assets, net

447,797


453,861

Goodwill



339,566


339,566

Deferred tax assets

48,592


52,753

Other assets


22,587


19,191

TOTAL ASSETS


$                                1,615,787


$      1,603,312















LIABILITIES





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable


$                                     49,229


$           44,720

Accrued expenses


13,042


12,499

Accrued payroll and payroll-related expenses

6,706


4,833

Rebates payable


47,336


44,593

Royalties payable


2,480


3,015

Restructuring liability

4,498


5,431

Settlement liability


14,500


17,000

Income taxes payable

-


-

Acquisition-related contingent consideration

-


-

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

63,556


60,117

Total current liabilities

201,347


192,208

Long-term debt, net

831,665


843,530

Settlement liability

-


-

Other liabilities


6,504


6,452

TOTAL LIABILITIES

1,039,516


1,042,190

Commitments and contingencies











STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Common stock ($0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 37,672,233




 and 37,528,450 shares issued; 37,034,055 and 36,919,296 shares outstanding at




September 30, 2017 and June 30, 2017, respectively)

38


37

Additional paid-in capital

295,282


292,780

Retained earnings


291,031


277,774

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(221)


(222)

Treasury stock(638,178 and 609,154 shares at September 30, 2017 and June 30, 2017, respectively)

(9,859)


(9,247)

Total Lannett Company, Inc. stockholders' equity

576,271


561,122

Noncontrolling interest

-


-

Total stockholders' equity

576,271


561,122

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 

$                                1,615,787


$      1,603,312









 

LANNETT COMPANY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except share and per share data)








Three months ended 



September 30,



2017


2016






Net sales


$      154,961


$      161,559

Cost of sales 


79,553


70,820

Amortization of intangibles


7,737


8,887

Gross profit


67,671


81,852

Operating expenses:





Research and development expenses


7,409


12,371

Selling, general and administrative expenses


19,038


21,260

Acquisition and integration-related expenses


18


1,391

Restructuring expenses


527


2,052

Intangible asset impairment charge


-


65,084

Total operating expenses


26,992


102,158

Operating income (loss)


40,679


(20,306)

Other income (loss):





Investment income (loss)


1,164


1,027

Interest expense


(20,912)


(22,994)

Other


(251)


3

Total other income (loss)


(19,999)


(21,964)

Income (loss) before income tax


20,680


(42,270)

Income tax expense (benefit)


7,423


(12,882)

Net income (loss)


13,257


(29,388)

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


-


20

Net income (loss) attributable to Lannett Company, Inc.


$        13,257


$       (29,408)






Earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Lannett Company, Inc.





     Basic


$            0.36


$           (0.80)

     Diluted


$            0.35


$           (0.80)






Weighted average common shares outstanding:





     Basic


36,992,064


36,699,267

     Diluted


37,730,656


36,699,267

 

LANNETT COMPANY, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

($ in millions)







Fiscal Year 2018 Guidance








Non-GAAP




GAAP


Adjustments


Adjusted










Net sales


 $710 - $720 


-


 $710 - $720 


Gross margin percentage


 46.0% - 47.0% 


5%

 (a) 

 51.0% to 52.0% 


R&D expense


 $46 - $48 


-


 $46 - $48 


SG&A expense


 $78 - $80 


($1)

 (b) 

 $77 - $79 


Integration and Restructuring expense


 $4 - $5 


 ($4 - $5) 

 (c) 

-


Interest expense


 $85 - $86 


($19)

 (d) 

 $66 - $67 


Effective tax rate


 approx. 35% 


-


 approx. 35% 


Capital expenditures


 $65 - $75 


-


 $65 - $75 


















(a) The adjustment primarily reflects amortization of purchased intangible assets and depreciation of a fair value step-up in property, plant and equipment related to the acquisition of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("KUPI")


(b) The adjustment reflects amortization of purchased intangible assets related to the acquisition of KUPI


(c) The adjustment primarily reflects expenses related to the 2016 Restructuring Plan




(d) The adjustment primarily reflects non-cash interest expense associated with debt issuance costs


 

LANNETT COMPANY, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP REPORTED TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except percentages, share and per share data)



















Three months ended September 30, 2017


Net sales

Cost of
sales

Amortization
of intangibles

Gross
Profit

Gross
Margin %

R&D
expense

SG&A
expense

Acquisition and
integration-
related
expenses

Restructuring
expenses

Operating
income

Other
income
(loss)

Income
before
income tax

Income tax
expense

Net income

Net income
attributable to
noncontrolling
interest

Net income
attributable to
Lannett
Company, Inc.

Diluted
earnings
per share
(g)




GAAP Reported

$ 154,961

$79,553

$        7,737

$ 67,671

44%

$    7,409

$   19,038

$              18

$            527

$ 40,679

$ (19,999)

$ 20,680

$   7,423

$   13,257

$                -

$        13,257

$   0.35

Adjustments:


















Depreciation of Fixed Assets step-up (a)

-

(1,335)

-

1,335


-

-

-

-

1,335

-

1,335

-

1,335

-

1,335


Amortization of intangibles (b)

-

-

(7,737)

7,737


-

(365)

-

-

8,102

-

8,102

-

8,102

-

8,102


Acquisition and integration-related expenses (c)

-

-

-

-


-

-

(18)

-

18

-

18

-

18

-

18


Restructuring expenses (d)

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

(527)

527

-

527

-

527

-

527


Non-cash interest (e)

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

-

-

4,560

4,560

-

4,560

-

4,560


Tax adjustments (f)

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5,123

(5,123)

-

(5,123)




















Non-GAAP Adjusted

$   154,961

$  78,218

$              -

$   76,743

50%

$     7,409

$    18,673

$               -

$               -

$   50,661

$   (15,439)

$  35,222

$   12,546

$     22,676

$                -

$         22,676

$    0.60



















(a)

 Relates to depreciation of a fair value step-up in property, plant and equipment related to the acquisition of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("KUPI") 





(b)

 Relates to amortization of purchased intangible assets primarily related to the acquisitions of KUPI and Silarx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 







(c)

 Relates to acquisition and integration-related expenses primarily related to the acquisition of KUPI 










(d)

 To exclude expenses associated with the 2016 Restructuring Plan 












(e)

 To exclude non-cash interest expense primarily associated with debt issuance costs 











(f)

 The tax effect of the pre-tax adjustments included at applicable tax rates 












(g)

 The weighted average share number for the three months ended September 30, 2017 is 37,730,656 for both the GAAP and the non-GAAP earnings per share calculations 




 

LANNETT COMPANY, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP REPORTED TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

(In thousands, except percentages, share and per share data)




















Three months ended September 30, 2016


Net sales

Cost of
sales

Amortization
of intangibles

Gross
Profit

Gross
Margin %

R&D
expense

SG&A
expense

Acquisition
and integration-
related
expenses

Restructuring
expenses

Intangible
asset
impairment
charge

Operating
income
(loss)

Other
income
(loss)

Income
(loss) before
income tax

Income tax
expense
(benefit)

Net
income
(loss)

Net income
attributable to
noncontrolling
interest

Net income (loss)
attributable to
Lannett Company,
Inc.

Diluted
earnings
(loss) per
share (i)




GAAP Reported

$ 161,559

$ 70,820

$        8,887

$ 81,852

51%

$ 12,371

$      21,260

$        1,391

$       2,052

$   65,084

$(20,306)

$(21,964)

$  (42,270)

$(12,882)

$(29,388)

$               20

$              (29,408)

$      (0.80)

Adjustments:



















Depreciation of Fixed Assets step-up (a)

-

(1,336)

-

1,336


-

-

-

-

-

1,336

-

1,336

-

1,336

-

1,336


Amortization of Inventory step-up (b)

-

(1,938)

-

1,938


-

-

-

-

-

1,938

-

1,938

-

1,938

-

1,938


Amortization of intangibles (c)

-

-

(8,887)

8,887


-

(365)

-

-

-

9,252

-

9,252

-

9,252

-

9,252


Acquisition and integration-related expenses (d)

-

-

-

-


-

-

(1,391)

-

-

1,391

-

1,391

-

1,391

-

1,391


Restructuring expenses (e)

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

(2,052)

-

2,052

-

2,052

-

2,052

-

2,052


Intangible assets impairment charges (f)

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

-

(65,084)

65,084

-

65,084

-

65,084

-

65,084


Non-cash interest (g)

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

-

-

-

4,870

4,870

-

4,870

-

4,870


Tax adjustments (h)

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

27,524

(27,524)

-

(27,524)





















Non-GAAP Adjusted

$   161,559

$   67,546

$              -

$   94,013

58%

$   12,371

$       20,895

$              -

$             -

$           -

$   60,747

$  (17,094)

$     43,653

$   14,642

$  29,011

$                20

$                  28,991

$        0.77




















(a)

 Relates to depreciation of a fair value step-up in property, plant and equipment related to the acquisition of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("KUPI") 







(b)

 Relates to amortization of a fair value step-up in inventory related to the acquisition of KUPI 












(c)

 Relates to amortization of purchased intangible assets primarily related to the acquisitions of KUPI and Silarx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 









(d)

 Relates to acquisition and integration-related expenses primarily related to the acquisition of KUPI 











(e)

 To exclude expenses associated with the 2016 Restructuring Plan 













(f)

 To exclude an impairment charge related to certain intangible assets acquired as part of the Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. acquisition 








(g)

 To exclude non-cash interest expense primarily associated with debt issuance costs 












(h)

 The tax effect of the pre-tax adjustments included at applicable tax rates 













(i)

 The weighted average share number for the three months ended September 30, 2016 are 36,699,267 and 37,585,994 for the GAAP and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share calculations, respectively 




 


LANNETT COMPANY, INC.


NET SALES BY MEDICAL INDICATION








Three months ended


(in thousands)

September 30, 


Medical Indication

2017


2016


Antibiotic

$             3,349


$             3,780


Anti Psychosis

14,991


17,320


Cardiovascular

11,306


12,694


Central Nervous System

8,818


10,350


Gallstone

6,564


12,883


Gastrointestinal

14,553


18,052


Glaucoma

2,668


5,783


Migraine

15,015


7,160


Muscle Relaxant

3,791


3,532


Pain Management

5,761


6,608


Respiratory

1,647


2,213


Thyroid Deficiency

47,214


39,838


Urinary

2,997


5,101


Other

12,696


11,182


Contract Manufacturing revenue

3,591


5,063


   Net Sales

$         154,961


$         161,559

 

SOURCE Lannett Company, Inc.


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