Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. The Company reported net product sales of Soliris ® (eculizumab) of $370.1 million in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 35 percent from the same period in 2012.
Revenue performance for the quarter reflected steady additions of new patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) globally, and an increasing number of new patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) commencing Soliris treatment in the US and Europe.
“In the second quarter, we continued our strong and ongoing global performance with Soliris in PNH. In the early stages of our aHUS launch, we were especially pleased to provide Soliris to a steadily growing number of patients in the US and increasingly in Europe,” said Leonard Bell, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Alexion. “Key pipeline initiatives, including our asfotase alfa program in HPP and our Soliris programs in NMO and transplant, reached new milestones. As we enter the second half of the year, we will continue to develop our product portfolio toward supporting an anticipated series of significant launches in new indications for Soliris and new products over the next several years."
Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results: Alexion's non-GAAP operating results are GAAP operating results adjusted for the impact of certain items described below. A full reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP results is included later in this press release.Second Quarter 2013 Non-GAAP Financial Results:The Company reported non-GAAP net income of $147.2 million, or $0.73 per share, in the second quarter of 2013, compared to non-GAAP net income of $94.1 million, or $0.47 per share, in the second quarter of 2012. Alexion's non-GAAP operating expenses for Q2 2013 were $174.5 million, compared to $142.2 million for Q2 2012. Non-GAAP research and development (R&D) expenses for Q2 2013 were $63.5 million, compared to $56.3 million for Q2 2012. Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for Q2 2013 were $111.0 million, compared to $85.9 million for Q2 2012.