RICHMOND, Va., Nov 03, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM), a developer of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of metabolic and endocrine diseases with unmet medical needs, today announced results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2005.
Discussion of Revenue and Expense Items
Revenues for the three months ending September 30, 2005 were $22,000 as compared to $24,000 for the equivalent period of 2004, and $107,000 for the first nine months of 2005 compared to $114,000 for the same period in 2004.
The net loss for the third quarter ending September 30, 2005 was $13.8 million or $0.29 per share, as compared to a net loss of $7.6 million or $0.20 per share for the corresponding quarter of 2004. For the nine months ending September 30, 2005 the net loss was $28.0 million or $0.61 per share as compared to $21.4 million or $0.56 per share for the first half of 2004.
The $6.2 million increase in the net loss for the third quarter of 2005, as compared to the same quarter of 2004, was mainly due to a combination of a $6.1 million increase in interest expense and a $0.3 million rise in general and administrative expenses, offset by an increase in investment income of $0.2 million,. The net operating loss for the nine months ending September 30, 2005 was $6.6 million higher than the corresponding period for 2004 due to increases of $8.2 million in interest expense and $0.9 million in general and administration expenses, which were partially offset by a reduction of $2.1 million in operating expenses and a rise in investment income of $0.4 million. The reduction in operating expenses were principally due to lower development and manufacturing costs for iPlex(TM) which were partially offset by increased litigation costs in support of our patent position, while the rise in interest expense and investment revenue arises from the convertible debt offering which closed in March 2005. The higher general and administrative expenses are due to increased registration and filing costs associated with the latest financings and additional external service costs in support of our business.
As of September 30, 2005, the Company had total cash and cash equivalents of $20.7 million which represents an increase of $11.5 million from December 31, 2004. This increase is mainly due to the generation of $32.9 million from financing activities, offset by the use of $21.6 million in support of our business operations.
The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, November 3; at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss operating results for the third quarter of 2005. Interested investors can listen to the call over the internet from Insmed's investor relations website at www.insmed.com or by dialing (800) 289-0494 (domestic) or 913-981-5520 (international). A telephonic replay of the call will be available for one week at 888-203-1112 (domestic) or 719-457-0820 (international), passcode: 8457563. A web replay of the call will be available through the corporate website beginning at 6:00 p.m.
About Insmed Incorporated
Insmed Incorporated is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of drug candidates for the treatment of metabolic diseases and endocrine disorders with unmet medical needs. For further information about Insmed and iPlex(TM), please visit the company's corporate website at www.insmed.com.
Statements included within this press release, which are not historical in nature, may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although Insmed believes that such statements are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its knowledge of its business and operations, the forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees and various factors may cause its actual results to differ materially from its expectations. Forward-looking statements include all statements regarding expected financial position, results of operations, cash flows, dividends, financing plans, business strategies, operating efficiencies or synergies, budgets, capital and other expenditures, competitive positions, growth opportunities for existing or proposed products or services, plans and objectives of management, demand for new pharmaceutical products, market trends in the pharmaceutical business, inflation and various economic and business trends. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including risks that product candidates may fail in clinical trials or may not be successfully marketed, the company may lack financial resources to complete development of product candidates, the company may be unable to raise additional financing necessary to continue current operations, the company may not be able to re-commission our leased manufacturing facility in Boulder, Colorado, and utilize that facility to manufacture the company's product candidates, competing products may be more successful, demand for new pharmaceutical products may decrease and the biopharmaceutical industry may experience negative market trends. For further information with respect to factors that could cause actual results to differ from expectations, reference is made to reports filed by Insmed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements made in this release are made only as of the date hereof and Insmed disclaims any intention or responsibility for updating predictions or financial guidance contained in this release.