Orexo Q3 2023 Interim Report
Big step forward in launching OX124 in the US
Q3 2023 highlights
› Total net revenues of SEK 156.1 m (161.0)
› EBITDA of SEK -9.5 m (-32.4), EBITDA excluding costs for legal processes and external non-repeating clinical trials, SEK 13.3 m (14.3)
› Net earnings of SEK -33.3 m (-26.5)
› US Pharma segment (ZUBSOLV® US) net revenues of SEK 140.4 m (150.1), in local currency USD 13.0 m (14.2), US Pharma EBIT of SEK 62.3 m (70.2)
› Cash flow from operating activities of SEK -21.9 m (-60.7), cash and invested funds of SEK 184.2 m (443.9)
› Earnings per share before and after dilution amounted to -0.97 (-0.77)
› ZUBSOLV reimbursed by Medicaid in Indiana state as of July 1
› The patent win announced in the end of Q2 was appealed by Sun Pharmaceuticals
› The first patent issued in the US for OX640, epinephrine rescue medication for allergic reactions
› OX124, high-dose rescue medication for opioid overdose, refiled with the FDA
Important events after the end of the period
› The MODIA® study didn’t meet the primary end-points, but showed high rates of treatment response in both study arms, with no adverse events associated with the use of MODIA
› Robin Evers elected as board member at the Extraordinary General Meeting. He replaces Henrik Kjaer Hansen who has announced he will resign. Kjaer Hansen, has instead been appointed chairman of the Nomination Committee, representing Novo Holdings A/S
|SEK m unless otherwise stated||2023
|Cost of goods sold||-22.8||-28.0||-68.8||-76.7||-102.6|
|Earnings per share. before dilution. SEK||-0.97||-0.77||-3.19||-2.50||-5.17|
|Earnings per share. after dilution. SEK||-0.97||-0.77||-3.19||-2.50||-5.17|
|Cash flow from operating activities||-21.9||-60.7||-92.4||-107.8||-156.6|
|Cash and invested funds||184.2||443.9||184.2||443.9||351.9|
Comments by the CEO, Nikolaj Sørensen:
Approaching EBITDA in balance H2
"Prevailing in the patent litigation against Sun Pharmaceutical was a positive start to the quarter and strengthened our long-term ability to expand our US Commercial presence and product portfolio. The next product for commercialization in the US, the high-dose rescue medication for opioid overdose, OX124, was filed again with the FDA in September. With approval, we will launch our second pharmaceutical product in the US late 2024 or early 2025. Orexo’s treatments of opioid use disorder (OUD) range from maintenance treatment with ZUBSOLV®, digital psychosocial support through MODIA® and soon, the rescue medication with OX124. I am pleased to announce we reiterate our guidance to reach EBITDA in balance for H2 2023, despite the EBITDA for Q3 coming in at SEK -10 million. The negative result is explained by the SEK 18 million fee paid to the FDA for filing of OX124. In the current financial environment, improving financial results is important, and I am pleased to see we continue to reduce expenses."
To read the full CEO Comments, view attached PDF.
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