MannKind Corporation Reports 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results

VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

For the second quarter of 2014, total operating expenses were $69.8 million, compared to $41.6 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of $28.2 million, largely due to an increase in non-cash stock compensation expense of $30.5 million. In the second quarter of 2014, the settlement terms for certain performance-based awards were modified requiring reclassification of these performance grants from equity awards to liability awards and resulting in incremental stock-based compensation expense. Research and development (R&D) expenses increased by $10.2 million to $37.3 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $27.1 million for the same quarter in 2013. This 38% increase in R&D expense was primarily due to increased non-cash stock compensation expense of $13.1 million and increased commercial readiness costs of $1.4 million offset by a $4.2 million decrease in clinical trial related expenses. General and administrative (G&A) expenses increased by $18.0 million to $32.5 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $14.5 million in the second quarter of 2013. This 124% increase in G&A expense was primarily due to increased non-cash stock compensation expense of $17.3 million.

For the first six months of 2014, operating expenses totaled $111.3 million, compared to $78.0 million in the first half of 2013. The increase of $33.3 million was largely due to an increase in non-cash stock compensation of $36.2 million. Total R&D expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 increased by $10.1 million compared to the same period in 2013, primarily due to a $15.5 million increase in non-cash stock compensation expense along with a $2.7 million increase in spending on commercial readiness. This 19% increase was offset by an $8.3 million decrease in clinical expenses upon the completion of the Affinity studies in the second quarter of 2013. G&A expenses increased by $23.2 million, or 94%, to $47.8 million for the first half of 2014 as compared to $24.6 million in the same period in 2013, primarily due to increased non-cash stock compensation expense of $20.7 million and an increase in consulting and legal fees of $1.5 million related to financing transactions and associated filings.

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