Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) today announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. For the three months ended December 31, 2013, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Alexion" or the "Company") reported net product sales of Soliris ® (eculizumab) of $441.9 million, compared to $320.5 million for the same period in 2012. The year-on-year increase in Q4 net product sales of 38 percent reflected steady additions of new patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) commencing Soliris treatment.
Soliris is approved in nearly 50 countries for the treatment of patients with PNH, including the United States, European Union and Japan. Soliris is also approved in the United States, European Union, Japan and other countries as the first and only treatment for pediatric and adult patients with aHUS, a genetic, chronic, ultra-rare disease associated with vital organ failure and premature death.
Alexion's non-GAAP operating results are GAAP operating results adjusted for the impact of certain items described below. A full reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial results is included later in this press release.
Full Year 2013 Non-GAAP Financial Results The Company reported non-GAAP net income of $624.2 million in 2013, or $3.08 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $425.2 million, or $2.13 per share, in 2012.Alexion's non-GAAP operating expenses for the full year 2013 were $719.3 million, compared to $556.2 million for 2012. Non-GAAP research and development (R&D) expenses for 2013 were $278.7 million, compared to $208.9 million for the prior year. Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for 2013 were $440.6 million, compared to $347.3 million in 2012. Full Year 2013 GAAP Financial Results Alexion reported GAAP net income of $252.9 million, or $1.27 per share, in 2013 compared to 2012 GAAP net income of $254.8 million, or $1.28 per share. Full year 2013 GAAP results were impacted by $153.0 million, or $0.77 per share, related to non-cash tax expense associated with centralizing certain business operations, impairment of intangible assets, expenses from license agreements, and an intellectual property settlement. Full year 2012 GAAP results included an increase of $27.1 million, or $0.13 per share, related to the net effect of an intellectual property settlement and an impairment of an intangible asset. Alexion's GAAP operating expenses for the full year 2013 were $845.8 million, compared to $656.9 million for the prior year. GAAP R&D expenses for 2013 were $317.1 million, compared to $222.7 million in 2012. GAAP SG&A expenses for 2013 were $489.7 million, compared to $384.7 million for the prior year.