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PDL BioPharma Announces Second Quarter 2014 and Year to Date Financial Results

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SOURCE PDL BioPharma, Inc.

-Revenues Increased 23 Percent Year to Date-

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) today reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014.

Total revenues for the second quarter of 2014 increased approximately 10 percent to $162.8 million from $148.5 million in the second quarter of 2013. Revenues for the second quarter of 2014 include royalty payments from PDL's licensees to the Queen et al. patents, net royalty payments from Depomed, the change in fair value of the Depomed asset, and interest revenue from notes receivable debt financings to late stage healthcare companies. The revenue growth in the second quarter of 2014 is offset by the timing differences of a flat royalty rate on the Genentech related products in 2014 versus a tiered rate in 2013. 

The second quarter 2014 royalty payment received from Genentech products was for worldwide net sales in the first quarter 2014. Prior to 2014, PDL's second quarter Genentech royalty revenue was historically the highest amount of any quarter because the applicable tiered royalty rate was three percent. However, as aggregate Genentech net sales increased with each subsequent quarter, the tiered royalty rate declined, dropping to one percent in PDL's third, fourth and first quarters. As a result, the blended royalty rate for all of 2013 for Genentech products was 1.9 percent. The settlement with Genentech resulted in a single fixed royalty rate of 2.125 percent, which results in more uniform royalty revenue on a quarter to-quarter basis in the current fiscal year. Thus, this decrease in Queen et al. related royalties between the second quarters of 2013 and 2014 is a function of the transition to the new fixed royalty rate, which new royalty rate is anticipated to result in greater royalties to PDL when measured on an annual basis.

In the second quarter of 2014, PDL recorded a change in accounting related to its acquisition of royalty rights from Depomed.   As part of this change, PDL has elected to measure these assets at fair value.  The change in fair value along with net cash royalties received from Depomed is currently presented as a component of "royalty rights – change in fair value" in PDL's income statements.  Of the $34.5 million recognized in royalty rights for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, $25.8 million were net cash royalty receipts from Depomed and $8.7 million was the change in fair value including prior period adjustments.  In recognition of its transitioning business model to acquire new revenue generating assets, the Company reclassified $12.6 million in interest income in the quarter ended June 30, 2014 related to interest from its notes receivable to interest revenue, which compares to $4.9 million in interest revenue for the second quarter of 2013.   

Total revenues for the first six months of 2014 increased 23 percent to $299.6 million, compared with $244.1 million for the first six months of 2013. The increase for the six month period of 2014 over 2013 is primarily driven by the addition of the royalty payments from PDL's purchase of Depomed's diabetes-related royalties, increased royalties in the first two quarters of 2014 related to sales of Xolair®, Kadcyla®, Perjeta®, and Actemra®, along with a higher fixed royalty rate in 2014 over the blended fixed and tiered 2013 rate, a $13.0 million increase in interest revenue related to acquisitions of new revenue generating assets, and a $5.0 million retroactive payment in first quarter of 2014 related to our settlement agreement with Genentech, offset by a higher foreign exchange loss and higher rebate paid to Novartis AG for Lucentis.

Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2014 were $6.9 million, compared with $6.8 million in the second quarter of 2013. Operating expenses in the first six months of 2014 were $11.5 million, compared with $14.0 million in the first six months of 2013. The decrease in operating expenses for the first six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to the first six months ended June 30, 2013, was primarily due to a decrease in litigation legal expenses, partially offset by an increase in acquisition due diligence professional services and compensation.

Net income in the second quarter of 2014 was $92.1 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, as compared with net income in the second quarter of 2013 of $93.7 million, or $0.62 per diluted share. Net income for the first six months of 2014 was $164.9 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, as compared with net income in the first six months of 2013 of $147.2 million, or $0.96 per diluted share.

Net cash provided by operating activities in the first six months of 2014 was $146.2 million, compared with $162.7 million in the first six months of 2013. At June 30, 2014, PDL had cash, cash equivalents and investments of $217.8 million, compared with $99.5 million at December 31, 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to net cash provided by the proceeds from the February 2018 Notes issuance of $300.0 million, proceeds from royalty rights – at fair value of $49.5 million, proceeds from warrant issuances of $11.4 million, and operating activities of $146.2 million, offset in part by cash advanced on notes receivable of $215.0 million, call option purchases of $31.0 million, Series 2012 Notes repurchases of $29.9 million, dividend payments of $48.1 million, term loan principal payments of $37.5 million, royalty right purchases of $15.5 million, and debt issuance costs of $9.8 million related to our February 2018 Notes.

Recent Developments

Kaleo Note Purchase
On April 1, 2014, PDL acquired $150 million of secured notes from Accel 300, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of kaleo, Inc. The notes are secured by 100 percent of royalties from kaleo's first approved product, Auvi-Q™, which uses a new system for the delivery of epinephrine for the treatment of severe allergic reactions that can be life-threatening, i.e., anaphylaxis, and 10 percent of net sales of kaleo's second proprietary auto-injector based product, EVZIO, which uses the same technology to deliver naloxone for the treatment of patients who overdose on opioids.

The secured notes carry interest at 13 percent per annum, paid quarterly in arrears on principal outstanding. The principal balance of the secured notes is repaid to the extent that the revenue interests exceed the quarterly interest payment, as limited by a quarterly payment cap. The final maturity of the secured notes is March 2029, although PDL anticipates repayment in 2020. Kaleo may redeem the secured notes at any time, subject to a redemption premium.

Durata Credit Agreement
On May 27, 2014, PDL funded Durata Therapeutics, Inc. with an additional $15 million as a result of Durata's marketing approval of dalbavancin in the United States, which occurred on May 23, 2014, and was the milestone needed to receive the second tranche. Until the attainment of the milestone, outstanding borrowings under the loan bore interest at the rate of 14.0% per annum, payable quarterly in arrears. Upon funding of the second tranche, the interest rate of the loan decreased to 12.75%.

Viscogliosi Brothers Royalty Rights Purchase
On June 26, 2014, PDL entered into a royalty purchase and sale agreement with Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC (VB), whereby the Company acquired the right to receive royalties payable on sales of a PMA-approved spinal implant held by VB in exchange for $15.5 million cash payment, less fees.

The royalty acquired includes royalties accruing from and after April 1, 2014. Under the terms of the royalty purchase and sale agreement, the Company will receive all royalty payments due to VB pursuant to certain technology transfer agreements between VB and Paradigm Spine, LLC until the Company has received payments equal to two and three tenths times the cash payment it made to VB, after which all payment rights will be returned to VB. VB may repurchase the royalty right at any time on or before June 26, 2018, for a specified amount.

Wellstat Diagnostics Note Receivable and Credit Agreement
On August 5, 2014, the Company delivered a notice of default to Wellstat Diagnostics, due to, among other things, Wellstat Diagnostics' on-going failure to pay its debts as they become due. The notice accelerates all obligations under the amended and restated credit agreement, demands immediate payment in full in an amount equal to $53,939,820 (which amount, in accordance with the terms of the amended and restated credit agreement, includes an amount that, together with interest and royalty payments already made to the Company, would generate a specified internal rate of return to the Company), plus accruing fees, costs and interest, and demands that Wellstat Diagnostics protect and preserve all collateral securing its obligations. On August 7, 2014, the Company delivered a notice to each of the guarantors of Wellstat Diagnostics' obligations to the Company under the credit agreement. The notice to the guarantors includes a demand that the guarantors remit payment to the Company in the amount of the outstanding obligations. The Company is evaluating the remedies available to it at this time.

2014 Dividends
On January 29, 2014, PDL's Board of Directors declared regular quarterly dividends of $0.15 per share of common stock, payable on March 12, June 12, September 12 and December 12 of 2014 to all stockholders who own shares of PDL on March 5, June 5, September 5 and December 5 of 2014, the record dates for each of the dividend payments, respectively. On June 12, 2014, PDL paid the second quarterly dividend to stockholders of record totaling $24.0 million using earnings generated in the second quarter of 2014.

Revenue Guidance for the Third Quarter of 2014
As previously announced, PDL will continue to provide revenue guidance for each quarter in the third month of that quarter. Third quarter 2014 revenue guidance will be provided in September 2014.

Conference Call Details
PDL will hold a conference call to discuss financial results at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, August 19, 2014. To access the live conference call via phone, please dial (800) 668-4132 from the United States and Canada or (224) 357-2196 internationally. The conference ID is 33846782. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A telephone replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call through August 26, 2014, and may be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 from the United States and Canada or (404) 537-3406 internationally. The replay passcode is 33846782.

To access the live and subsequently archived webcast of the conference call, go to the Company's website at http://www.pdl.com and go to "Events & Presentations." Please connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to allow for any software download that may be necessary.

About PDL BioPharma, Inc.

PDL BioPharma manages a portfolio of patents and royalty assets, consisting primarily of its Queen et al. antibody humanization patents and license agreements with various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. PDL pioneered the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and, by doing so, enabled the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases for which it receives significant royalty revenue. PDL is currently focused on intellectual property asset management, acquiring new income generating assets, and maximizing value for its shareholders.

The company was formerly known as Protein Design Labs, Inc. and changed its name to PDL BioPharma, Inc. in 2006. PDL was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Incline Village, Nevada.

In 2011, PDL initiated a strategy to bring in new income generating assets from the healthcare sector. To accomplish this goal, PDL seeks to provide non-dilutive growth capital and financing solutions to late stage public and private healthcare companies and offers immediate financial monetization of royalty streams to companies, academic institutions, and inventors. PDL continues to pursue this strategic initiative for which it has already deployed approximately $715 million to date. PDL is focused on the quality of the income generating assets and potential returns on investment.

NOTE: PDL BioPharma and the PDL BioPharma logo are considered trademarks of PDL BioPharma, Inc.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those, express or implied, in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could impair the value of the Company's royalty assets, restrict or impede the ability of the Company to invest in new royalty bearing assets and limit the Company's ability to pay dividends are disclosed in the risk factors contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by subsequent quarterly reports, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors. We do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law.

 

 

PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME DATA

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2014



2013



2014


2013


Revenues













Royalties from Queen et al. patents


$

115,066



$

143,617



$

231,092



$

235,464


Royalty rights – change in fair value


34,498



-



46,205



-


Interest revenue


12,613



4,903



21,684



8,651


License and other


575



-



575



-


Total revenues


162,752



148,520



299,556



244,115















Operating Expenses













General and administrative expenses


6,920



6,783



11,502



13,969


Operating income


155,832



141,737



288,054



230,146















Non-operating expense, net













Interest and other income, net


82



60



132



150


Interest expense


(9,858)



(6,051)



(20,383)



(12,051)


Loss on extinguishment of debt


-



-



(6,143)



-


Total non-operating expense, net


(9,776)



(5,991)



(26,394)



(11,901)















Income before income taxes


146,056



135,746



261,660



218,245


Income tax expense


54,001



42,004



96,722



71,032


Net income


$

92,055



$

93,742



$

164,938



$

147,213















Net income per share













Basic


$

0.57



$

0.67



$

1.06



$

1.05


Diluted


$

0.52



$

0.62



$

0.94



$

0.96















Shares used to compute income per basic share


160,256



139,825



155,752



139,821


Shares used to compute income per diluted share


177,228



152,224



175,811



152,784















Cash dividends declared per common share


$

-



$

-



$

0.60



$

0.60


 

PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)




June 30,


December 31,



2014



2013


Cash, cash equivalents and investments


$

217,768



$

99,540


Total notes receivable


$

420,319



$

195,048


Total assets


$

916,405



$

543,955


Total term loan payable


$

37,364



$

74,397


Total convertible notes payable


$

470,781



$

320,883


Total stockholders' equity


$

296,661



$

113,489


 

 

PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW DATA

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)




Six Months Ended



June 30,



2014



2013


Net income


$

164,938



$

147,213


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities


(31,724)



6,145


Changes in assets and liabilities


12,939



9,351


Net cash provided by operating activities


$

146,153



$

162,709


 

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