Rockwell Medical Reports Third Quarter Results

WIXOM, Mich., Nov. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with innovative products and services for the treatment of iron replacement, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hemodialysis, reported results for the third quarter of 2016.

Q3 2016 Financial Highlights
  • Sales were $12.8 million, or $1.6 million lower than Q3 2015, primarily due to lower contract manufacturing sales.
  • Gross profit was $1.6 million compared to $2.5 million in Q3 2015, due to lower contract manufacturing revenue and due to an increase in manufacturing and costs related to our drug products.   
  • SG&A expense was $5.1 million compared $3.8 million in Q3 2015.
  • R&D expense was $1.3 million and at the same level as in Q3 2015.
  • Net loss was $4.5 million or ($0.09) per share compared to a $2.4 million loss or ($0.05) per share in Q3 2015.
  • Net loss in Q3 was lower sequentially by $0.8 million compared to Q2 2016 due to lower R&D expenses.
  • Cash and investments were $57.7 million as of September 30, 2016.
  • Net working capital was $72.5 million as of September 30, 2016.

YTD 2016 Financial Highlights
  • Sales were $39.9 million, compared to $41.2 million in the first nine months of 2015.
  • Gross profit was $4.8 million compared to $6.9 million in the first nine months of 2015.
  • Gross profit was impacted by higher drug manufacturing costs, a value add tax paid on the $4.0 million payment received from Wanbang Biopharma and lower third party contract manufacturing revenue.
  • SG&A expense was $15.1 million compared $13.0 million in the first nine months of 2015.
  • R&D expense was $4.6 million compared to $2.9 million in the first nine months of 2015.
  • Net loss was $14.7 million or ($0.29) per share versus $8.7 million or ($0.17) per share in 2015.

YTD Corporate Highlights
  • Triferic Phase-1 Healthy Volunteer Intravenous (IV) Pharmacokinetic Study published in the September 2016 edition of the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
  • Entered into license agreement with ARAM Medical to market Triferic in Saudi Arabia and other middle eastern countries.
  • Received FDA approval to market Triferic powder packet.
  • Partnered with Wanbang Biopharma to commercialize Triferic and Calcitriol in the People's Republic of China, receiving up to $39 million in milestone payments and ongoing profit on commercial product sales in China.

Mr. Robert L. Chioini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwell stated, "We continue to make solid progress in our efforts to obtain transitional add-on reimbursement for Triferic. We believe we are moving closer to our goal of securing it. Multiple stakeholders have aided us and support add-on reimbursement for Triferic. Concurrently, we have been educating our customers and patients about Triferic and its unique benefits. We also have advanced Triferic clinical development work for the renal application outside the U.S. as well as additional therapeutic indications. Overall, we are pleased with our progress, which includes ensuring we have redundancy in our manufacturing and supply capability."

Conference Call InformationRockwell Medical will be hosting a conference call to review its second quarter 2016 results on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm ET.  Investors are encouraged to call a few minutes in advance at (877)-857-6150, or for international callers (719)325-4825, passcode # 8926063 or to listen to the call via webcast at the Rockwell Medical IR web page:  http://ir.rockwellmed.com/ 

About TrifericTriferic is the only FDA approved drug indicated to replace iron and maintain hemoglobin in hemodialysis patients suffering from anemia. Via dialysate during each dialysis treatment, Triferic replaces the 5-7 mg iron loss that occurs in all patients, effectively maintaining their iron balance. Unlike IV iron products, Triferic binds iron immediately and completely to transferrin (carrier of iron in the body) upon entering the blood and it is then transported directly to the bone marrow to be incorporated into hemoglobin, with no increase in ferritin (stored iron and inflammation) and no anaphylaxis, addressing a significant unmet need in overcoming Functional Iron Deficiency (FID) in ESRD patients. Please visit www.triferic.com to view the Triferic mode-of-action (MOA) video and for more information.

About Rockwell MedicalRockwell Medical is a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with innovative products and services for the treatment of iron replacement, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hemodialysis.

Rockwell's recent FDA approved drug Triferic is indicated for iron replacement and maintenance of hemoglobin in hemodialysis patients. Triferic delivers iron to patients during their regular dialysis treatment, using dialysate as the delivery mechanism. Triferic has demonstrated that it safely and effectively delivers sufficient iron to the bone marrow and maintains hemoglobin, without increasing iron stores (ferritin). Rockwell intends to market Triferic to hemodialysis patients in the U.S. dialysis market and globally.

Rockwell's FDA approved generic drug Calcitriol is for treating secondary hyperparathyroidism in dialysis patients. Calcitriol (active vitamin D) injection is indicated in the management of hypocalcemia in patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis. It has been shown to significantly reduce elevated parathyroid hormone levels. Reduction of PTH has been shown to result in an improvement in renal osteodystrophy.  Rockwell intends to market Calcitriol to hemodialysis patients in the U.S. dialysis market.

Rockwell is also an established manufacturer and leader in delivering high-quality hemodialysis concentrates/dialysates to dialysis providers and distributors in the U.S. and abroad. As one of the two major suppliers in the U.S., Rockwell's products are used to maintain human life by removing toxins and replacing critical nutrients in the dialysis patient's bloodstream. Rockwell has three U.S. manufacturing/distribution facilities.

Rockwell's exclusive renal drug therapies support disease management initiatives to improve the quality of life and care of dialysis patients and are intended to deliver safe and effective therapy, while decreasing drug administration costs and improving patient convenience. Rockwell Medical is developing a pipeline of drug therapies, including extensions of Triferic for indications outside of hemodialysis. Please visit www.rockwellmed.com for more information.

Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, but not limited to, Rockwell's intention to sell and market Calcitriol and Triferic. Words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "predict," "forecast," "project," "plan", "intend" or similar expressions, or statements regarding intent, belief, or current expectations, are forward-looking statements. While Rockwell Medical believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on any such forward-looking statements, which are based on information available to us on the date of this release. These forward looking statements are based upon current estimates and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including without limitation those set forth in Rockwell Medical's SEC filings. Thus, actual results could be materially different. Rockwell Medical expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Triferic ® is a registered trademark of Rockwell Medical, Inc.
   
ROCKWELL MEDICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS  
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015  
(Unaudited)  
   
    Three Months Ended September 30, 2016   Three Months Ended September 30, 2015   Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016   Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015  
Sales   $   12,814,815     $   14,378,528     $   39,894,380     $   41,218,065    
Rebates                                  
Cost of Sales       11,234,934         11,875,122         35,130,045         34,336,359    
Gross Profit       1,579,881         2,503,406         4,764,335         6,881,706    
Selling, General and Administrative       5,070,127         3,827,904         15,071,238         12,989,261    
Research and Product Development       1,261,863         1,246,727         4,639,617         2,931,577    
Operating Income (Loss)       (4,752,109 )       (2,571,225 )       (14,946,520 )       (9,039,132 )  
Interest and Investment Income       188,847         156,672         602,429         388,638    
Interest (Expense)                                  
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes       (4,563,262 )       (2,414,553 )       (14,344,091 )       (8,650,494 )  
Income Tax Expense                       (404,527 )          
Net Income (Loss)   $   (4,563,262 )   $   (2,414,553 )   $   (14,748,618 )   $   (8,650,494 )  
                           
Basic Earnings (Loss) per Share   $   (0.09 )   $   (0.05 )   $   (0.29 )   $   (0.17 )  
                           
Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share   $   (0.09 )   $   (0.05 )   $   (0.29 )   $   (0.17 )  
                                           

ROCKWELL MEDICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
As of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015  
(Unaudited)  
   
    September 30,    December 31,   
    2016   2015  
ASSETS              
Cash and Cash Equivalents   $   19,293,454     $   31,198,182    
Investments Available for Sale       38,434,312         39,482,732    
Accounts Receivable, net of a reserve of $39,000 in 2016 and $75,000 in 2015       8,031,196         5,046,733    
Inventory       11,760,269         7,871,780    
Other Current Assets       2,264,583         1,026,889    
Total Current Assets       79,783,814         84,626,316    
Property and Equipment, net       1,506,155         1,646,568    
Intangible Assets       42,555         165,657    
Goodwill       920,745         920,745    
Other Non-current Assets       601,187         462,839    
Total Assets   $   82,854,456     $   87,822,125    
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY              
Accounts Payable   $   3,396,789     $   3,995,216    
Accrued Liabilities       3,825,374         3,831,356    
Customer Deposits       91,005         264,879    
Total Current Liabilities       7,313,168         8,091,451    
               
Deferred License Revenue       19,783,978         17,410,852    
               
Shareholders' Equity:              
Common Shares, no par value, 51,527,711 and 51,501,877 shares issued and outstanding       265,648,345         257,773,494    
Accumulated Deficit       (209,286,794 )       (194,538,176 )  
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income       (604,241 )       (915,496 )  
Total Shareholders' Equity       55,757,310         62,319,822    
Total Liabilities And Shareholders' Equity   $   82,854,456     $   87,822,125    
                       

ROCKWELL MEDICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015  
(Unaudited)  
   
    2016   2015  
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:              
Net (Loss)   $    (14,748,618 )   $    (8,650,494 )  
Adjustments To Reconcile Net Loss To Net Cash Used In Operating Activities:              
Depreciation and Amortization       583,501         608,152    
Share Based Compensation—Employees       7,794,690         6,097,122    
Restricted Stock Retained in Satisfaction of Tax Liabilities               (2,912,859 )  
Loss on Disposal of Assets       7,340         4,292    
Loss on Sale of Investments Available for Sale       26,820         58,095    
Changes in Assets and Liabilities:              
(Increase) in Accounts Receivable       (2,984,463 )       (1,424,485 )  
(Increase) in Inventory       (3,888,489 )       (3,495,096 )  
(Increase) in Other Assets       (1,376,042 )       (1,014,009 )  
(Decrease) in Accounts Payable       (598,427 )       (71,121 )  
(Decrease) in Other Liabilities       (179,856 )       (1,259,560 )  
Increase (decrease) in Deferred License Revenue       2,373,126         (1,479,681 )  
Changes in Assets and Liabilities       (6,654,151 )       (8,743,952 )  
Cash (Used) In Provided By Operating Activities        (12,990,418 )        (13,539,644 )  
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:              
Purchase of Investments Available for Sale       (23,158,809 )       (21,800,000 )  
Sale of Investments Available for Sale       24,491,678         1,468,656    
Purchase of Equipment       (328,322 )       (336,856 )  
Proceeds on Sale of Assets       1,000         4,800    
Cash (Used In) Investing Activities        1,005,547          (20,663,400 )  
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:              
Proceeds from Issuance of Common Shares and Purchase Warrants       80,161         1,575,333    
Cash Provided By Financing Activities        80,161          1,575,333    
Effects of exchange rate changes       (18 )          
(Decrease) Increase In Cash       (11,904,728 )       (32,627,711 )  
Cash At Beginning Of Period       31,198,182         65,800,451    
Cash At End Of Period   $    19,293,454     $    33,172,740    
                       

 
Michael Rice, Investor Relations; 646-597-6979

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