Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPXL) today provided its full year 2014 financial outlook. The Company will discuss its 2014 outlook at the 32 nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time today. Individuals may listen to the live or an archived presentation made at the conference, which will be posted in the investor relations section of the Company’s web site at www.impaxlabs.com. This presentation will be archived on the Company’s web site for 30 days. The Company’s full year 2014 estimates are based on management’s current belief about prescription trends, pricing levels, inventory levels, and the anticipated timing of future product launches and events. The Company’s estimates exclude the impact from any products for which the Company has not yet received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2014 Financial Outlook
- Adjusted gross margins as a percent of total revenue are expected to be in the low 50% range, excluding preliminary projections of Hayward facility remediation costs.
- Total research and development (R&D) expenses across the generic and brand divisions of approximately $82 million to $88 million; generic R&D expenses of approximately $46 million to $49 million and brand R&D expenses of approximately $36 million to $39 million.
- Patent litigation expenses of approximately $11 million to $13 million.
- Selling, general and administrative expenses of approximately $115 million to $120 million.
- Capital expenditures of approximately $40 million to $45 million.
- Effective tax rate of approximately 32% to 34% on a GAAP basis, which assumes that the U.S. R&D tax credit is renewed for 2014. The R&D tax credit expired on December 31, 2013. The Company anticipates that its non-GAAP effective tax rate may experience volatility as the Company’s tax benefits may be high compared to the Company’s operating income or loss.
To the extent any statements made in this news release contain information that is not historical; these statements are forward-looking in nature and express the beliefs and expectations of management. Such statements are based on current expectations and involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s future results, performance, or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the effect of current economic conditions on the Company’s industry, business, financial position, and results of operations; fluctuations in revenues and operating income; the Company’s ability to promptly correct the issues raised in the warning letter and Form 483 observations received from the FDA; the Company’s ability to successfully develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products in a timely manner; reductions or loss of business with any significant customer; the impact of consolidation of the Company’s customer base; the impact of competition; the Company’s ability to sustain profitability and positive cash flows; any delays or unanticipated expenses in connection with the operation of the Company’s Taiwan facility; the effect of foreign economic, political, legal, and other risks on the Company’s operations abroad; the uncertainty of patent litigation; the increased government scrutiny on the Company’s agreements with brand pharmaceutical companies; consumer acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products; the impact of market perceptions of the Company and the safety and quality of the Company’s products; the difficulty of predicting FDA filings and approvals; the Company’s ability to achieve returns on its investments in research and development activities; the Company’s inexperience in conducting clinical trials and submitting new drug applications; the Company’s ability to successfully conduct clinical trials; the Company’s reliance on third parties to conduct clinical trials and testing; impact of illegal distribution and sale by third parties of counterfeits or stolen products; the availability of raw materials and impact of interruptions in the Company’s supply chain; the use of controlled substances in the Company’s products; disruptions or failures in the Company’s information technology systems and network infrastructure; the Company’s reliance on alliance and collaboration agreements; the Company’s dependence on certain employees; the Company’s ability to comply with legal and regulatory requirements governing the healthcare industry; the regulatory environment; the Company’s ability to protect its intellectual property; exposure to product liability claims; changes in tax regulations; the Company’s ability to manage growth, including through potential acquisitions; the restrictions imposed by the Company’s credit facility; uncertainties involved in the preparation of the Company’s financial statements; the Company’s ability to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting; the effect of terrorist attacks on the Company’s business; the location of the Company’s manufacturing and research and development facilities near earthquake fault lines and other risks described in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as to the date on which they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, regardless of whether new information becomes available, future developments occur or otherwise.