RICHMOND, Va., Feb 11, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq: INSM), a leading developer of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of metabolic and endocrine diseases with unmet medical needs, today announced results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2003. The net loss and net cash used in operations were significantly improved from both the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2002.
Revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2003 were $27,000, compared with revenues of $26,000 for the equivalent period in 2002. The net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2003 was ($2.5 million), or ($0.06) per share, compared with a net loss of ($18.5 million), or ($0.56) per share, in the corresponding period of 2002.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2003, revenues were $150,000, compared to $1,955,000 for the same period in 2002. The net loss for the twelve months ended December 31, 2003 was ($10.3 million), or ($0.29) per share, compared to a net loss of ($36.4 million), or ($1.10) per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2002.
Cash used in operations for the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2003 dropped substantially in comparison with the corresponding periods in 2002.
For the fourth quarter of 2003, the cash used in operations was $2.7 million, a reduction of $1.2 million, or 30%, from the cash used in operations during the fourth quarter of 2002.
For the twelve months ended December 31 2003, the cash used in operations was $10.8 million, a drop of $13.3.million, or 55%, from the cash used in operations during the same twelve month period in 2002.
As of December 31, 2003, Insmed reported cash and cash equivalents of $29.5 million.
Discussion of Revenue and Expense Items
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2003 remained consistent with the corresponding period in 2002. Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2003 were $16.1 million lower than the equivalent period in 2002 due largely to the elimination of a $15.4 million write-off of goodwill in 2002, which was associated with the acquisition of Celtrix Pharmaceuticals in May 2000. These savings were augmented by lower research and development costs of $834,000 due to reduced manufacturing development costs, while a $100,000 increase in general and administration expenses provided a small offset. Interest income fell by $74,000 from the fourth quarter of 2002 to the fourth quarter of 2003 reflecting the impact of lower interest rates. The overall net loss for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2003 was ($2.5 million), a reduction of $16.0 million from the ($18.5 million) net loss reported in the same period of 2002.
Comparing the twelve-months ended December 31, 2003 with the corresponding period for 2002, revenues were $1.8 million lower, due to the elimination of the up-front international license fee for INS-1 from Taisho Pharmaceuticals which was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2002. Operating expenses declined $28.2 million from 2002 to 2003 due primarily to $17.9 million in charges which were made in 2002 relating to a combination of a goodwill write off of $15.4 million and a $2.5 million operational restructuring charge to cover the costs associated with the discontinuance of Insmed's INS-1 program in September 2002. Research and development expenses declined by $10.9 million as the company refocused its clinical trial and manufacturing activity from INS-1 on to the pivotal Phase III trial of rhIGF-I/rhIGFBP3 in the Growth Hormone Insensitivity Syndrome (GHIS) area. General and administrative expenses increased by $493,000 as a result of higher external service costs, and a non-cash cost of recording shares issued for services in 2003 resulted in an increase of $119,000. Interest income was $319,000 lower, reflecting the reduction in interest rates. The overall net loss for the twelve months ended December 31, 2003 was ($10.3 million), a reduction of $26.1 million from the ($36.4 million) net loss reported for the corresponding period of 2002
The Company will host a conference call on February 11, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time). To participate in the conference call, dial 800-915-4836 (domestic) or 973-317-5319 (international). The call will be webcast live through Insmeds corporate website: www.insmed.com. A telephonic replay of the call will be available for one week at 800-428-6051 (domestic) or 973-709-2089 (international) Passcode: 334672 A web replay of the call will be available through the corporate website beginning at 1:00p.m.
About Insmed Incorporated
Insmed Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of drug candidates for the treatment of metabolic diseases with unmet medical needs. For further information about Insmed and the rhIGF-I/rhIGFBP-3 complex, please visit the company's corporate website at www.insmed.com.
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