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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: November 6, 2012 04:37PM

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2012-09-30. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $10.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $46.31 with a P/E ratio of 24.1 and P/S ratio of 7.6.



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In the third quarter of 2012, we had a net loss attributable to Vertex of $(57.5) million as compared to net income attributable to Vertex of $221.1 million in the third quarter of 2011. Our total revenues decreased in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011 from $659.2 million to $336.0 million due to a $116.1 million decrease in our net product revenues and a $224.1 million decrease in our collaborative revenues. Our operating costs and expenses decreased from $443.5 million, including $29.4 million of stock-based compensation expense, in the third quarter of 2011 to $337.1 million, including $27.6 million of stock-based compensation expense, in the third quarter of 2012. The decrease in operating costs and expenses in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011 was primarily due to an intangible asset impairment charge of $105.8 million recorded in the third quarter of 2011 for which there was no corresponding charge in the third quarter of 2012. Each reporting period we estimate the fair value of the contingent milestone payments and royalties payable by us to Alios. Any increase in the fair value of these contingent milestone and royalty payments results in a decrease in net income attributable to Vertex (or an increase in net loss attributable to Vertex) on a dollar-for-dollar basis. In the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, the fair value of these contingent milestone and royalty payments increased by $57.6 million and $17.5 million, respectively.

In the nine months ended September 30, 2012, we had a net loss attributable to Vertex of $(30.9) million as compared to a net loss attributable to Vertex of $(129.1) million in the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Our total revenues increased in the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2011 due to a $558.0 million increase in our net product revenues and a $73.4 million increase in our royalty revenues, partially offset by a $285.7 million decrease in our collaborative revenues. Our operating costs and expenses increased from $957.4 million, including $89.2 million of stock-based compensation expense, in the nine months ended September 30, 2011 to $1.1 billion, including $86.6 million of stock-based compensation expense, in the nine months ended September 30, 2012. The increase in operating costs and expenses was primarily due to a $120.5 million increase in cost of product revenues, which included a $78.0 million charge in the second quarter of 2012 for excess and obsolete INCIVEK inventories, as well as a $71.8 million increase in research and development expenses, a $47.5 million increase in sales, general and administrative expenses, and a $21.3 million increase in royalty expenses, partially offset by an intangible asset impairment charge of $105.8 million recorded in third quarter of 2011. Any increase in

The increases in our royalty revenues in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to the comparable periods in 2011 were due to royalty revenues recognized from sales of INCIVO by Janssen. INCIVO was approved in the European Union in September 2011, and we recognized $20.0 million and $80.8 million, respectively, of royalty revenues from Janssen in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012. Royalty revenues from Janssen decreased by $8.0 million from $28.0 million in the second quarter of 2012 to $20.0 million in the third quarter of 2012. INCIVO faces competitive pressures similar to those facing INCIVEK, and we expect that INCIVO royalty revenues will continue to decline in future periods. Mitsubishi Tanabe's license to market telaprevir in Japan is fully paid.

We recognized royalty revenues related to sales by GlaxoSmithKline of Lexiva/Telzir, an HIV protease inhibitor that was discovered and developed pursuant to our collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline, of $5.6 million and $7.3 million, respectively, in the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, and $17.2 million and $20.8 million, respectively, in the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011. We sold our rights to these HIV royalties in 2008 for a one-time cash payment of $160.0 million.

As of September 30, 2012, we had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, excluding Alios' cash and cash equivalents, of $1.3 billion, which was an increase of $329.6 million from $968.9 million as of December 31, 2011. This increase principally was due to cash receipts from product and royalty revenues and approximately $175 million from issuances of common stock from employee benefit plans in the nine months ended September 30, 2012, partially offset by cash expenditures we made in the nine months ended September 30, 2012 related to, among other things, research and development expenses, sales, general and administrative expenses and milestone payments to Alios.

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