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NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 15, 2012 | About:
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NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NPSP) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.

Nps Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a market cap of $637.9 million; its shares were traded at around $7.39 with and P/S ratio of 7.1.

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We have partially monetized our royalty revenue and future milestone payments from Amgen through the issuance of non-recourse debt that is both serviced and secured by our Sensipar and Mimpara royalty revenue and future milestone payments. In December 2004, we completed a private placement of $175.0 million in Secured 8.0% Notes due March 30, 2017, or Class A Notes, and in August 2007, we completed a private placement of $100.0 million in Secured 15.5% Class B Notes due 2017, or Class B Notes. The Class A Notes and Class B Notes were non-recourse to us and were secured by our royalty and milestone payment rights under our agreement with Amgen. The Class A Notes and the Class B Notes were paid in full on March 30, 2011 and September 30, 2011, respectively.

In September 2007, we signed a license agreement with Nycomed in which we granted Nycomed the right to develop and commercialize teduglutide outside of North America. We received $35.0 million in up-front fees shortly after executing the agreement and an additional $5.0 million milestone in 2011. Under the terms of the agreement, we have the potential to earn an additional $175.0 million in development and sales milestone payments. Additionally, the agreement provides for royalties on sales in the licensed territories and provides an option for development cost sharing equally for indications that we elect to pursue jointly. Pursuant to a previously existing licensing agreement with a third party, we paid $6.6 million and $2.4 million to the licensor in 2007 and in 2011, respectively, and will be required to make future payments based on future Gattex royalties and milestones earned.

For the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, our revenues related to our agreement with Nycomed for teduglutide were $5.0 million and $0, respectively. The $5.0 million milestone revenue earned during 2011, was for Nycomed's submission of a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for clearance to market teduglutide (Revestive®) as a once-daily subcutaneous treatment for short bowel syndrome (SBS). In September 2007, we entered into an agreement with Nycomed for the rights to develop and commercialize teduglutide in territories outside of North America for gastrointestinal disorders. In connection with this agreement, we received a $5.0 million milestone payment.

For the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, our revenues related to our agreement with Nycomed for Preotact were comprised of $9.5 million and $10.5 million in royalty revenue, respectively and $0 and $2.2 million in milestone revenue, respectively. The decrease in royalty revenue was primarily due to reductions in the reimbursement rates of Preotact in certain European countries. The milestone earned in 2009 related to Preotact achieving a certain cumulative sales threshold during the year. In April 2006, the European Medicines Agency or EMA approved Preotact for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fractures. In July 2007, we sold our right to receive certain future royalty payments from Nycomed's sale of Preotact in Europe to DRI Capital (previously Drug Royalty L.P.3), therefore, all royalty payments since the second half of 2007 were paid to DRI.

For the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, our revenues related to our agreement with Nycomed for teduglutide were $0 and $2.5 million, respectively. In September 2007, we entered into an agreement with Nycomed for the rights to develop and commercialize teduglutide in territories outside of North America for gastrointestinal disorders. In connection with this agreement, we received a $35.0 million up-front license fee. Due to our continued involvement under the agreement we deferred recognition of this payment and recognized revenue over the estimated performance period, including $0 and $2.5 million for the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The performance period ended on May 4, 2009 and therefore, the up-front license fee has been fully recognized as revenue as of June 30, 2009.

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