Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Sucampo”) (NASDAQ: SCMP), a global pharmaceutical company, today reported its consolidated financial results for the quarter and full year ending December 31, 2012.
For the fourth quarter of 2012, total revenue grew approximately 145%, to $34.9 million from $14.2 million for the same period in 2011. Net sales of AMITIZA ® (lubiprostone), as reported to us by our partner increased 31% to $74.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $56.8 million in the same period of 2011. During the fourth quarter of 2012, Sucampo reported product sales revenue and cost of goods sold primarily representing sales of AMITIZA to Abbott Japan Co., Ltd. (Abbott) in Japan. Sucampo reported $5.0 million of product sales revenue and $3.0 million of cost of goods sold compared to nil in 2011, respectively. Sucampo also received a $15.0 million milestone payment from Abbott associated with the initial sale of AMITIZA in Japan.
“This was a tremendous year of achievement for Sucampo,” said Ryuji Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., Ph.D., Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientific Officer of Sucampo. “With the approval of the sNDA for RESCULA ®, we now have two FDA approved products marketed in the United States. As the first-ever prescription medicine approved in Japan for chronic constipation, we launched AMITIZA in Japan and received a $15 million milestone payment related to the first commercial sale of AMITIZA. We look forward to upcoming catalysts for 2013, including the continued rollout of RESCULA in the U.S., the PDUFA date for opioid-induced constipation for AMITIZA in the U.S., the launch of AMITIZA in the U.K. and Switzerland, and the continued development of our pipeline.”
Sucampo reported a net income of $13.5 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to a net income of $2.7 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. Sucampo reported a net income of $4.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share for the full year 2012, compared to a net loss of $17.3 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the full year 2011. The primary driver of the net profit was the $15.0 million milestone payment from Abbott for Japan AMITIZA sales.