HUTCHMED Reports 2021 Interim Results and Provides Business Updates
ELUNATE® in-market sales1 rose 186%, reflecting impact of in-house sales force
Received 1st approval in China for ORPATHYS® and 2nd approval in China for SULANDA®
U.S. and E.U. applications for surufatinib both accepted
Raised $615m2 gross proceeds from additional listing on HKEX3
Company to Host Interim Results Call & Webcast Today at 8 p.m. HKT / 1 p.m. BST / 8 a.m. EDT
HONG KONG and SHANGHAI and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HUTCHMED (China) Limited (“HUTCHMED”) (Nasdaq/AIM:HCM; HKEX:13), the innovative, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, today reports its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and provides updates on key clinical and commercial developments since the start of the year.
All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollar currency unless otherwise stated.
2021 INTERIM RESULTS & BUSINESS UPDATES
“HUTCHMED’s progress has been truly exceptional,” said Mr. Simon To, Chairman of HUTCHMED. “Our novel drug discovery and development engine keeps powering ahead. Not only have we secured our third and fourth oncology drug NDA4 approvals in China, but also our first U.S. FDA5 and EMA6 applications for market approval have been accepted.”
“Ten registrational studies are set to start this year on our five lead global assets. These are based on exciting data from proof-of-concept studies of both monotherapies and immunotherapy/TKI7 combinations. In addition, our early-stage portfolio is also progressing with our IDH1/28, ERK9 and third generation BTK10 inhibitors all starting development this year.”
“In parallel, our commercial oncology operations are rapidly progressing.”
“In China, our oncology team is now about 540 people on the ground marketing ELUNATE® and SULANDA®, recording in-market sales11 of $48.1 million in the first half of 2021. In the U.S., our oncology commercial team is building to support potential launches of surufatinib in 2022 and fruquintinib in 2023. On ORPATHYS®, our partner AstraZeneca12 will leverage its great commercial capabilities in lung cancer to market this important first-in-class drug.”
“On the corporate-level we took several important steps during the first half to support our global plans. We changed our name to HUTCHMED, consolidating several legacy group and operating names into a single ubiquitous global corporate identity. We also built a balance of about $1.2 billion in cash and resources through our homecoming IPO13 on HKEX as well as through divestment of our non-core OTC14 drug business.”
“Over the next three years, we will continue to rapidly build our global R&D15 and commercial organizations, supporting the anticipated global launches of our oncology drugs.”
I. COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
II. REGULATORY ACHIEVEMENTS
United States & Europe
III. CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Surufatinib (SULANDA® in China), a small molecule inhibitor of VEGFR22, FGFR23 and CSF-1R24 designed to inhibit tumor angiogenesis and promote the body’s immune response against tumor cells via tumor associated macrophage regulation; approved and launched in China
Potential upcoming clinical and regulatory milestones for surufatinib:
Fruquintinib (ELUNATE® in China), a highly selective small molecule inhibitor of VEGFR 1/2/3 designed to improve kinase selectivity to minimize off-target toxicity and thereby improve tolerability; approved and launched in China
Potential upcoming clinical and regulatory milestones for fruquintinib:
Savolitinib (ORPATHYS®), a highly selective small molecule inhibitor of MET being developed broadly across MET-driven patient populations in lung and gastric cancer and renal cell carcinoma
Potential upcoming clinical and regulatory milestones for savolitinib:
HMPL-689, an investigative and highly selective small molecule inhibitor of PI3Kd42 designed to address the gastrointestinal and hepatotoxicity associated with currently approved and clinical-stage PI3Kd inhibitors
Potential upcoming clinical and regulatory milestones for HMPL-689:
HMPL-523, an investigative and highly selective small molecule inhibitor of Syk44, an important component of the B-cell receptor signaling pathway, for the treatment of hematological cancers and immune disease
Potential upcoming clinical and regulatory milestones for HMPL-523:
HMPL-453, an investigative and highly selective small molecule inhibitor of FGFR 1/2/3
Potential upcoming clinical and regulatory milestones for HMPL-453:
HMPL-306, an investigative and highly selective small molecule inhibitor of IDH1/2 designed to address resistance to the currently marketed IDH inhibitors
Potential upcoming clinical and regulatory milestones for HMPL-306:
HMPL-295, an investigative and highly selective small molecule inhibitor of ERK in the MAPK pathway 49 with the potential to address intrinsic or acquired resistance from upstream mechanisms such as RAS-RAF-MEK
HMPL-760, an investigative, highly selective, third-generation small molecule inhibitor of BTK with improved potency versus first generation BTK inhibitors against both wild type & C481S mutant enzymes
Potential upcoming clinical and regulatory milestones for HMPL-760:
Discovery, our in-house scientific team has been responsible for the discovery of all eleven of our clinical drug candidates including our three approved oncology drugs ELUNATE®, SULANDA® and ORPATHYS®
Potential upcoming discovery milestones:
V. OTHER CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS
VI. IMPACT OF COVID-19
COVID-19 has not impacted our clinical studies in any material manner to date in 2021. We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation.
INTERIM 2021 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Short-Term Investments were $950.4 million as of June 30, 2021 compared to $435.2 million as of December 31, 2020.
Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2021 were $157.4 million compared to $106.8 million in the six months ended June 30, 2020.
Net Expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2021 were $259.8 million compared to $156.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2020.
Net Loss attributable to HUTCHMED for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was $102.4 million compared to $49.7 million in the six months ended June 30, 2020.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations Data
All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollar currency unless otherwise stated.
During the first half of 2021, we performed as expected with commercial progress on ELUNATE®, SULANDA® and now ORPATHYS®. While results are encouraging, we leave guidance unchanged.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation – References in this announcement to adjusted Group net cash flows excluding financing activities and financial measures reported at CER are based on non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliation” below for further information relevant to the interpretation of these financial measures and reconciliations of these financial measures to the most comparable GAAP measures, respectively.
Conference Call and Audio Webcast Presentation scheduled today at 8 p.m. HKT / 1 p.m. BST / 8 a.m. EDT – Investors may participate in the call as follows: +852 3027 6500 (Hong Kong) / +44 20 3194 0569 (U.K.) / +1 646 722 4977 (U.S.), or access a live audio webcast of the call via HUTCHMED’s website at www.hutch-med.com/event/.
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HUTCHMED (Nasdaq/AIM:HCM; HKEX:13) is an innovative, commercial-stage, biopharmaceutical company. It is committed to the discovery and global development & commercialization of targeted therapies and immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases. A dedicated organization of over 1,300 personnel. has advanced eleven cancer drug candidates from in-house discovery into clinical studies around the world, with its first three oncology drugs now approved and launched. For more information, please visit: www.hutch-med.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
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