This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Akorn Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter And Year-End Financial Results

Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), a niche generic pharmaceutical company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

Raj Rai, Chief Executive Officer commented, “We achieved record growth in revenues and profits in 2012 as a result of our strategic growth initiatives – acquisitions, revival of products impacted by hospital drug shortages and new product launches. In addition, we continued to build a robust R&D pipeline. Looking ahead, we plan to further invest in R&D domestically, while expanding the infrastructure in our India facilities to build new capacities, seek growth from new markets and prepare for FDA inspection.”

2012 Key Highlights and Accomplishments
  • Achieved record fourth quarter 2012 consolidated revenue of $71.5 million, up 68% over the prior year quarter.
  • Achieved record year ended 2012 consolidated revenue of $256.2 million, up 87% over the prior year.
  • Maintained gross margins at 58.0%, near the record level achieved in 2011.
  • Completed the acquisition of certain assets of Kilitch Drugs in India which expands the Company’s capacity and capabilities in sterile injectables.
  • Received FDA approval on 5 new ANDAs with a combined addressable IMS market of $655 million.
  • Launched 10 new products including vancomycin hydrochloride capsules, latanaprost ophthalmic solution, progesterone capsules and the first to market generic of pantoprazole sodium for injection. The 2012 product launches have an addressable IMS market of $900 million.
  • Re-launched 8 products with a combined addressable IMS market of $120 million.
  • Filed a record 25 ANDAs and completed the development on an additional 10 ANDAs with a combined annual IMS market size of approximately $2.9 billion.

Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

Consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $71.5 million, up 68% over the prior year quarter’s consolidated revenue of $42.6 million. The increase in consolidated revenue was driven by the Lundbeck and Kilitch acquisitions, the sale of newly approved and re-launched products, and organic growth of established products, offset by decreases in the US contract services business. The Company launched three new products in the fourth quarter of 2012: progesterone capsules, pantoprazole sodium for injection and a tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine. The revenue impact of Hurricane Sandy was partially offset by earlier than anticipated sales of pantoprazole and Td vaccine. Consolidated gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 58.7% compared to 60.0% in the comparable prior year period. The decrease in gross margin was the result of lower margins from Akorn India, which began operations in February 2012 through the acquisition of certain assets from Kilitch Drugs (India) Limited as well as the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in a two week disruption in manufacturing from our Somerset, New Jersey ophthalmic plant.

1 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $94.27 0.00%
FB $101.00 0.00%
GOOG $684.12 0.00%
TSLA $143.67 0.00%
YHOO $27.10 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 15,914.74 -99.64 -0.62%
S&P 500 1,851.86 -0.35 -0.02%
NASDAQ 4,283.5920 +14.8290 0.35%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs