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Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 08, 2013 | About:
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Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NBIX) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2012-12-31.

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has a market cap of $719.633 million; its shares were traded at around $10.9 with and P/S ratio of 16.1812.

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Under the terms of the agreement, AbbVie is responsible for all third-party development, marketing and commercialization costs. We received funding for certain internal collaboration expenses which included reimbursement from AbbVie for internal and external expenses related to the GnRH Compounds and personnel funding through the end of 2012. We will be entitled to a percentage of worldwide sales of GnRH Compounds for the longer of ten years or the life of the related patent rights. Under the terms of our agreement with AbbVie, the collaboration effort between the parties to advance GnRH Compounds towards commercialization was governed by a joint development committee with representatives from both us and AbbVie. The collaborative development portion of the agreement concluded, as scheduled, on December 31, 2012. AbbVie may terminate the collaboration at its discretion upon 180 days written notice to us. In such event, we would be entitled to specified payments for ongoing clinical development and related activities and all GnRH Compound product rights would revert to us. Our participation in the joint development committee was determined to be a substantive deliverable under the contract, and therefore, the upfront payment was deferred and recognized over the term of the joint development committee, which was completed in December 2012. For the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, we recorded revenues of $29.1 million, $29.0 million, and $16.9 million in amortization of up-front license fees, respectively, and $17.8 million, $9.1 million and $10.1 million of sponsored development revenue, respectively, under the AbbVie collaboration agreement. During 2012, we recorded $13.1 million in revenue related to completion of the collaborative development period which is also included in sponsored development revenue. During 2011, we recorded $30.0 million in milestone revenue, $10.0 million of which was related to advancing elagolix into Phase II clinical trials for uterine fibroids and $20.0 million of which was related to the outcome of an elagolix pre-Phase III meeting with the FDA for endometriosis.

research period which ended in June 2012, to identify and advance GPR119 agonist candidates into preclinical development. Following the collaborative research period, Boehringer Ingelheim is responsible for the global development and commercialization of potential GPR119 agonist products, if any. We received a $10 million upfront payment, and received research funding to support discovery efforts. Boehringer Ingelheim agreed to make payments of up to approximately $3 million in additional preclinical milestone payments and payments of up to approximately $223 million in clinical development and commercial event based payments. We have assessed milestones under the revised authoritative guidance for research and development milestones and determined that the preclinical milestone payments, as defined in the agreement, meet the definition of a milestone as (1) they are events that can only be achieved in part on our performance or upon the occurrence of a specific outcome resulting from our performance, (2) there is substantive uncertainty at the date the arrangement was entered into that the event will be achieved and (3) they result in additional payments being due to us. Clinical development and commercial milestone payments, however, currently do not meet these criteria as their achievement is solely based on the performance of Boehringer Ingelheim. No milestone payments were recognized during the periods presented. We will be entitled to a percentage of any future worldwide sales of GPR119 agonists. Under the terms of the agreement, the collaboration effort between the parties to identify and advance GPR119 agonist candidates into preclinical development was initially governed by a steering committee with representatives from both us and Boehringer Ingelheim; provided, however, that final decision making authority rests with Boehringer Ingelheim. The collaborative research portion of the agreement concluded, as scheduled, on June 15, 2012. Our participation in the steering committee was determined to be a substantive deliverable under the contract, and therefore, the upfront payment was deferred and recognized over the two-year term of the steering committee which was completed in June 2012. Boehringer Ingelheim may terminate the agreement at its discretion upon prior written notice to us. In such event, we may be entitled to specified payments and product rights would revert to us. For the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, we recorded revenues of $2.2 million, $5.0 million and $2.7 million in amortization of up-front license fees, respectively, and $1.0 million, $1.3 million and $0.8 million of sponsored research related to the Boehringer Ingelheim agreement, respectively.

Net cash used in investing activities was $34.8 million, $3.5 million and $54.7 million in 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The fluctuation in net cash used in investing activities resulted primarily from the timing differences in investment purchases, sales and maturities, and the fluctuation of our portfolio mix between cash equivalents and short-term investment holdings. The average term to maturity in our investment portfolio is less than one year.

We believe that our existing capital resources, together with investment income and future payments due under our strategic alliances, will be sufficient to satisfy our current and projected funding requirements for at least the next 12 months. However, we cannot guarantee that our existing capital resources and anticipated revenues will be sufficient to conduct and complete all of our research and development programs as planned.

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