Specialty Pharmaceutical Company dedicated to patients living with chronic conditions

BioDelivery Sciences Reports Strong Third Quarter Results, Raises Full Year 2019 and Provides 2020 Net Sales Expectations

November 12, 2019

BELBUCA® Net Sales Increased by 115% versus Prior Year to All-time High of $26.5 Million

Raises Full Year 2019 Total Company Net Sales Expectations to $105 - $110 Million

Provides Full Year 2020 BELBUCA Net Sales Expectations of $150 - $160 Million and Total Company Net Sales Expectations of $165 - $175 Million

Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for 4:30 PM EST Today

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI), a rapidly growing commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to patients living with chronic conditions, today reported strong financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, as well as the following operational and performance highlights.

Key Business Highlights:

  • Total Company net revenue increased by 114% versus the prior year period to a new all-time high of $30.3 million. This growth was driven by BELBUCA® (buprenorphine buccal film), CIII sales of $26.5 million, an increase of 115% versus the prior year period, and the addition of Symproic® (naldemedine) tablets 0.2mg to the commercial portfolio.
  • Total BELBUCA prescriptions of more than 89,600 for the quarter were the highest ever for any three-month period.  In addition, BELBUCA achieved record year over year prescription volume growth of more than 45,000 during the quarter.
  • Total Symproic prescriptions reached an all-time high of 15,686, representing more than 39% growth versus the prior year period.
  • Achieved record number of unique prescribers during the quarter for both BELBUCA and Symproic.
  • Significantly improved insurance coverage for BELBUCA by adding an additional 14 million covered lives within commercial and health exchange plans with preferred status as of January 1, 2020.  This brings the total commercial coverage for BELBUCA to more than 90% of covered lives, with approximately 60% being in preferred status.
  • Achieved substantial increase in insurance coverage for Symproic by adding more than 14 million commercial covered lives having preferred or preferred exclusive coverage by January 1, 2020, bringing the total commercial coverage for Symproic to more than 40% in preferred or preferred exclusive status.
  • Strong presence at the PAINWeek® 2019 National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, including the presentation of five scientific posters about BELBUCA and Symproic.

“The third quarter was, once again, highlighted by very strong performance and achievements across the entire organization,” stated Herm Cukier, CEO of BDSI. “We continue to see significant growth momentum for BELBUCA and positive indicators of growth emerging for Symproic.  The success achieved in the third quarter marks the sixth straight quarter of sustained rapid growth and fuels our confidence to raise total net sales expectations for full year 2019 and provide expectations for 2020.  Given the increased utilization by physicians, significantly expanded access across payers, and tailwinds from federal health policy initiatives, I believe BELBUCA and Symproic are positioned for sustained growth.”

The Company raised expectations for full year 2019 total net sales to $105 - $110 million from the previous level of $101 - $105 million, and reiterated the expectation to be operationally cash flow positive during the fourth quarter.  In addition, BDSI provided full year 2020 BELBUCA net sales expectations of $150$160 million and total Company net sales expectations of $165$175 million.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Total Net Revenue. Total net revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 was $30.3 million, an increase of 114% compared to $14.2 million in the third quarter of 2018, and an increase of 2% compared to $29.7 million in the second quarter of 2019.

BELBUCA Net Sales in the third quarter were $26.5 million, an increase of 115% compared to $12.4 million in the third quarter of 2018, and an increase of 10% compared to $24.1 million in the second quarter of 2019.

Symproic Net Sales in the third quarter were $2.2 million, $1.0 million below the second quarter net sales which had benefited from an agreed fee as part of a distribution agreement with Shionogi.  The third quarter was the first full quarter of commercialization following acquisition of the product and reflects a standard gross to net revenue deductions approach.

Bunavail® Net Sales in the third quarter were $0.9 million, a reduction of $0.5 million compared to the third quarter of 2018 and an increase of $0.1 million compared to the second quarter of 2019.

Product Royalty Revenue in the third quarter was $0.7 million, an increase of $0.3 million compared to the third quarter of 2018 and a reduction of $0.9 million compared to the second quarter of 2019.

Total Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses in the quarter ended September 30, 2019 were $23.4 million, compared to $22.0 million in the second quarter of 2019 and $14.2 million in the third quarter of 2018.  The growth compared to the second quarter of 2019 reflects ongoing investments in marketing, sales and medical affairs.

GAAP Net Income. GAAP net income for the quarter was $0.4 million compared to GAAP net loss of $11.1 million for the second quarter of 2019 and GAAP net loss of $6.4 million in the third quarter of 2018.

EBITDA in the third quarter of 2019 was $3.5 million or 11.6% of net sales, compared to $4.8 million in the second quarter of 2019 and ($2.3) million in the third quarter of 2018. 

Non-GAAP Net Income. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $3.5 million and reflects GAAP net income excluding stock-based compensation and non-cash amortization of intangible assets.

Cash Position. As of September 30, 2019, cash and cash equivalents were approximately $55.9 million, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $43.8 million as of December 31, 2018.

Conference Call & Webcast Details

BioDelivery Sciences will host a conference call and webcast today, November 12, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. ET to present third quarter 2019 results and to provide a business update.  Dial-in details are as follows:

Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM EST
Domestic: 877-407-0789
International: 201-689-8562
Passcode: 13696283
Webcast: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=136899
   

ABOUT BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC.

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical Company dedicated to patients living with chronic conditions. BDSI has built a portfolio of products that includes utilizing its novel and proprietary BioErodible MucoAdhesive (BEMA®) technology to develop and commercialize, either on its own or in partnership with third parties, new applications of proven therapies aimed at addressing important unmet medical needs. BDSI's marketed products and those in development address serious and debilitating conditions such as chronic pain, breakthrough cancer pain, opioid dependence, and opioid-induced constipation.

CAUTIONARY NOTE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release and any statements of employees, representatives, and partners of BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (“BDSI”) related thereto contain, or may contain, among other things, certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties. Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to the BDSI’s plans, objectives, projections, expectations and intentions and other statements identified by words such as “projects,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “potential” or similar expressions. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the BDSI’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in the BDSI’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results (including, without limitation, the continued growth in long-term combined BELBUCA and Symproic net sales and BELBUCA net sales and total company net revenue in 2019 and 2020 and the implementation and success of our Symproic strategic plan) may differ materially from those set forth or implied in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various factors (many of which are beyond the BDSI’s control) including those set forth in our 2019 annual report on Form 10-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and subsequent filings. BDSI undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future presentations or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes information about certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP, including non-GAAP net income and EBITDA. These non-GAAP measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.

Non-GAAP net income adjusts for one-time and non-cash charges by excluding from GAAP results: stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, amortization of certain warrant discount costs and the financial impact of our debt refinancing which closed in May 2019, as it is non-recurring.

EBITDA excludes net interest, including both interest expenses and interest income, provision for (benefit from) income taxes and depreciation and amortization.

The Company's management and board of directors utilize these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate the Company's performance. The Company provides these non-GAAP measures of the Company's performance to investors because management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when viewed with the Company's results under GAAP and the accompanying reconciliations, are useful in identifying underlying trends in ongoing operations. However, non-GAAP net income and EBITDA are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and, accordingly, should not be considered as alternatives to GAAP measures as indicators of operating performance. Further, non-GAAP net income and EBITDA should not be considered measures of our liquidity.

A reconciliation of certain GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the tables included in this press release.

© 2019 BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Contact:

Tirth Patel
Director of Investor Relations
(919) 582-0294
tpatel@bdsi.com

BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC.AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(U.S. DOLLARS, IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
(Unaudited)

  September 30,
2019
  December 31,
2018
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 55,863     $ 43,822  
Accounts receivable, net 33,422     13,627  
Inventory, net 10,766     5,406  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,874     3,188  
Total current assets 104,925     66,043  
Property and equipment, net 3,713     3,072  
Goodwill 2,715     2,715  
License and distribution rights, net 62,044     36,000  
Other intangible assets, net 211     703  
Total assets $ 173,608     $ 108,533  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 46,545     $ 21,539  
Total current liabilities 46,545     21,539  
Notes payable, net 58,515     51,652  
Other long-term liabilities 654     5,600  
Total liabilities 105,714     78,791  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity:      
Preferred Stock, 5,000,000 shares authorized; Series A Non-Voting Convertible Preferred Stock. $.001 par value, 2,093,155 shares outstanding at both September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively; Series B Non-Voting Convertible Preferred Stock, $.001 par value, 1,698 and 3,100 shares outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. 2     2  
Common Stock, $.001 par value; 175,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2019 and 125,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2018, respectively; 89,796,774 and 70,793,725 shares issued;89,781,283 and 70,778,234 shares outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. 90     71  
Additional paid-in capital 433,746     381,004  
Treasury stock, at cost, 15,491 shares (47 )   (47 )
Accumulated deficit (365,897 )   (351,288 )
Total stockholders’ equity 67,894     29,742  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 173,608     $ 108,533  
               

BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(U.S. DOLLARS, IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
(Unaudited)

  Three months ended September 30,   Nine months ended September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Revenues:              
Product sales $ 29,623     $ 13,763     $ 77,438     $ 34,367  
Product royalty revenues 683     370     2,154     2,197  
Contract revenues     23     160     1,047  
Total Revenues: 30,306     14,156     79,752     37,611  
Cost of sales 5,350     3,779     14,325     11,760  
Expenses:              
Research and development     699         4,038  
Selling, general and administrative 23,360     13,489     62,304     41,013  
Total Expenses: 23,360     14,188     62,304     45,051  
Income (loss) from operations 1,596     (3,811 )   3,123     (19,200 )
Interest expense (1,234 )   (2,567 )   (17,732 )   (7,598 )
Other (expense) income, net (3 )   (2 )   5     (8 )
Income (loss) before income taxes $ 359     $ (6,380 )   $ (14,604 )   $ (26,806 )
Income tax expense (5 )       (5 )   (53 )
Net income (loss) $ 354     $ (6,380 )   $ (14,609 )   $ (26,859 )
Beneficial conversion feature of convertible preferred stock     (12,500 )       (12,500 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $ 354     $ (18,880 )   $ (14,609 )   $ (39,359 )
Basic              
Weighted average common stock shares outstanding 89,649,922     64,900,007     81,612,112     60,599,456  
Basic earnings (loss) per share $     $ (0.29 )   $ (0.18 )   $ (0.65 )
Diluted              
Weighted average common stock shares outstanding 105,138,894     64,900,007     81,612,112     60,599,456  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $     $ (0.29 )   $ (0.18 )   $ (0.65 )
                               

BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(U.S. DOLLARS, IN THOUSANDS)
(Unaudited)

  Nine months ended September 30,
  2019   2018
Operating activities:      
Net loss $ (14,609 )   $ (26,859 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows from operating activities      
Depreciation and amortization 253     685  
Impairment loss on equipment     78  
Accretion of debt discount and loan costs 11,441     2,953  
Amortization of intangible assets 5,084     3,868  
Provision for inventory obsolescence 57     396  
Stock-based compensation expense 3,978     4,896  
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisition:      
Accounts receivable (19,795 )   (3,581 )
Inventories (5,416 )   261  
Prepaid expenses and other assets (1,686 )   (545 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 14,844     (427 )
Net cash flows used in operating activities (5,849 )   (18,275 )
Investing activities:      
Product acquisitions (20,674 )   (1,951 )
Acquisitions of equipment (79 )   (155 )
Net cash flows used in investing activities (20,753 )   (2,106 )
Financing activities:      
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 48,000      
Proceeds from issuance of Series B preferred stock     50,000  
Equity issuance costs (410 )   (1,410 )
Proceeds from notes payable 60,000      
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 1,193     528  
Payment on note payable (67,346 )    
Loss on refinancing of former debt (2,794 )    
Payment of deferred financing fees     (450 )
Net cash flows provided by financing activities 38,643     48,668  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents 12,041     28,287  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 43,822     21,195  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 55,863     $ 49,482  
               

BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP METRICS
(U.S. DOLLARS, IN THOUSANDS)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Reconciliation of GAAP net income/(loss) to EBITDA (non-GAAP) 2019 2018   2019 2018
GAAP net income/(loss) $ 354 $ (6,380 )   $ (14,609 ) $ (26,859 )
Add back:          
Provision for income taxes 4     4   53  
Net interest expense 1,237 2,569     17,727   7,606  
Depreciation and amortization 1,904 1,519     5,259   4,718  
EBITDA $ 3,499 $ (2,292 )   $ 8,381   $ (14,482 )
Reconciliation of GAAP net income/(loss) to Non-GAAP net income/(loss)          
GAAP net income/(loss) 354 (6,380 )   (14,609 ) (26,859 )
Non-GAAP adjustments:          
Stock-based compensation expense 1,267 892     3,978   4,896  
Amortization of intangible assets 1,898 1,289     5,084   3,868  
Amortization of warrant discount 269     448   807  
Non-recurring financial impact of debt refinance     11,866    
Non-GAAP net income/(loss) $ 3,519 $ (3,930 )   $ 6,767   $ (17,288 )
                         

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