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Innoviva Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ:INVA) (“Innoviva” and “the Company”) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

  • Gross royalty revenues of $89.0 million from Glaxo Group Limited (“GSK”) for the first quarter of 2021 included royalties of $56.4 million from global net sales of RELVAR®/BREO® ELLIPTA®, royalties of $10.5 million from global net sales of ANORO® ELLIPTA® and royalties of $22.1 million from global net sales of TRELEGY® ELLIPTA®.1
  • Increase in fair values of equity and long term investments of $55.0 million in the first quarter of 2021 was mainly due to higher net valuation of our various investments, including common stock and warrants, as of March 31, 2021.
  • Income before income taxes increased by 36% to $129.4 million, compared to the same quarter in 2020.
  • Net cash and cash equivalents, excluding $3.3 million cash balance attributable to a variable interest entity, totaled $279.6 million, and receivables from GSK totaled $89.0 million as of March 31, 2021.

Pavel Raifeld, Chief Executive Officer of Innoviva, Inc., stated: “Our royalty revenues grew 8% year over year, meaningfully positively impacted by non-recurring items in the quarter, including prior-period adjustments and favorable foreign exchange rates.”

“RELVAR®/BREO® ELLIPTA® global net sales increased modestly compared to the first quarter of 2020. U.S. net sales increased by 5% as a decline in volume was more than offset by a favorable prior-period adjustment. Non-U.S. sales decreased by 2% as the ICS/LABA class growth declined and the positive prior-year stockpiling impact was not repeated. ANORO® ELLIPTA® global net sales increased by 7% in the first quarter of 2021. U.S. net sales increased by 8% due to a favorable prior-period adjustment and beneficial pricing trends, offsetting negative volume dynamics. Non-U.S. ANORO® ELLIPTA® net sales increased by 5%, supported by a positive currency impact. TRELEGY® ELLIPTA® global net sales increased by 37% in the first quarter of 2021, driven by strong volume growth and a favorable prior-period adjustment in the U.S. as well as ongoing launches in non-U.S. markets.”

Mr. Raifeld continued, “We are pleased with our portfolio’s performance this quarter in the face of intensifying competition from generic and novel therapies, especially in the ICS/LABA class, and uncertainty related to the ongoing pandemic.”

Mr. Raifeld concluded, “Over the past quarter we continued to strategically deploy capital in promising healthcare companies, successfully resolved our arbitration with Theravance BioPharma and strengthened our Board, positioning Innoviva for further value creation.”

Recent Highlights

  • GSK Net Sales:
    • First quarter 2021 net sales of RELVAR®/BREO® ELLIPTA® by GSK were $375.9 million, up slightly from $374.3 million in the same quarter of 2020, with $154.6 million in net sales from the U.S. market and $221.3 million from non-U.S. markets.
    • First quarter 2021 net sales of ANORO® ELLIPTA® by GSK were $161.5 million, up 7% from $151.6 million in the same quarter of 2020, with $88.4 million net sales from the U.S. market and $73.1 million from non-U.S. markets.
    • First quarter 2021 net sales of TRELEGY® ELLIPTA® by GSK were $339.8 million, up 37% from $248.2 million in the same quarter of 2020, with $237.5 million in net sales from the U.S. market and $102.3 million in net sales from non-U.S. markets.
  • Capital Allocation:
    • During the first quarter of 2021, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Innoviva Strategic Opportunities LLC, invested $20.0 million to acquire 6.2 million shares of Armata common stock and an equal number of warrants exercisable at $3.25 per share, which resulted in Innoviva collectively owning approximately 60% of Armata’s outstanding stock (without giving effect to our warrants).
  • New Director:
    • On March 9, 2021, the Company appointed Deborah L. Birx, M.D., to its Board of Directors, where she serves as an independent director. Dr. Birx is a world renowned medical expert and leader who most recently served as the response coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Dr. Birx’s career highlights also include having served as Ambassador-at-Large, when she assumed the role of the Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. Dr. Birx also served as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator where she oversaw the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as the Director of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (USMHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

1 For TRELEGY ® ELLIPTA®, the amount represents 100% of royalty payments made by GSK to Theravance Respiratory Company, LLC (“TRC”). Innoviva owns 15% of the economic interest in TRC.

About Innoviva

Innoviva, Inc. (referred to as “Innoviva”, the “Company”, or “we” and other similar pronouns), is a company with a portfolio of royalties that include respiratory assets partnered with Glaxo Group Limited (“GSK”), including RELVAR®/BREO® ELLIPTA® (fluticasone furoate/ vilanterol, “FF/VI”), ANORO® ELLIPTA® (umeclidinium bromide/ vilanterol, “UMEC/VI”) and TRELEGY® ELLIPTA® (the combination FF/UMEC/VI). Under the Long-Acting Beta2 Agonist (“LABA”) Collaboration Agreement, Innoviva is entitled to receive royalties from GSK on sales of RELVAR®/BREO® ELLIPTA® and ANORO® ELLIPTA®. Innoviva is also entitled to 15% of royalty payments made by GSK under its agreements originally entered into with us, and since assigned to Theravance Respiratory Company, LLC (“TRC”), relating to TRELEGY® ELLIPTA® and any other product or combination of products that may be discovered and developed in the future under the LABA Collaboration Agreement and the Strategic Alliance Agreement with GSK (referred to herein as the “GSK Agreements”), which have been assigned to TRC other than RELVAR®/BREO® ELLIPTA® and ANORO® ELLIPTA®.

ANORO®, RELVAR®, BREO®, TRELEGY® and ELLIPTA® are trademarks of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking” statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding, among other things, statements relating to goals, plans, objectives and future events. Innoviva intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “anticipate”, “expect”, “goal”, “intend”, “objective”, “opportunity”, “plan”, “potential”, “target” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These statements are based on the current estimates and assumptions of the management of Innoviva as of the date of this press release and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, changes in circumstances, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results of Innoviva to be materially different from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, among others, risks related to: expected cost savings; lower than expected future royalty revenue from respiratory products partnered with GSK; the commercialization of RELVAR®/BREO® ELLIPTA®, ANORO® ELLIPTA® and TRELEGY® ELLIPTA® in the jurisdictions in which these products have been approved; the strategies, plans and objectives of Innoviva (including Innoviva’s growth strategy and corporate development initiatives beyond the existing respiratory portfolio); the timing, manner, and amount of potential capital returns to shareholders; the status and timing of clinical studies, data analysis and communication of results; the potential benefits and mechanisms of action of product candidates; expectations for product candidates through development and commercialization; the timing of regulatory approval of product candidates; and projections of revenue, expenses and other financial items; the impact of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). Other risks affecting Innoviva are described under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained in Innoviva’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. No forward-looking statements can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from such statements. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The information in this press release is provided only as of the date hereof, and Innoviva assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements on account of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

INNOVIVA, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
     
  

March 31,

December 31,

  

2021

2020

  

(unaudited)

(1)

    
Assets   
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities 

$

282,890

 

$

246,487

Other current assets 

90,043

 

95,571

Property and equipment, net   

24

 

28

Equity and long-term investments 

519,325

 

438,258

Capitalized fees paid to a related party, net 

121,797

 

125,253

Deferred tax assets, net 

74,023

 

93,759

Other assets 

188

 

214

Total assets 

$

1,088,290

 

$

999,570

   
   
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity  
Other current liabilities  

$

2,136

 

$

1,958

Accrued interest payable 

1,668

 

4,152

Convertible subordinated notes, net 

239,925

 

239,783

Convertible senior notes, net 

147,803

 

145,734

Other long-term liabilities  

77

 

106

   
Innoviva stockholders’ equity  

634,461

 

539,912

Noncontrolling interest 

62,220

 

67,925

   
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  

$

1,088,290

 

$

999,570

(1) The selected consolidated balance sheet amounts at December 31, 2020 are derived from audited financial statements.
INNOVIVA, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
     
  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  

2021

 

2020

Revenue:    
Royalty revenue from a related party, net (1) 

$

85,518

 

$

78,678

     
Operating expenses:    
Research and development 

49

-

General and administrative 

5,986

2,563

Total operating expenses 

6,035

2,563

  
Income from operations 

79,483

76,115

  
Other income (expense), net 

(433

)

68

Interest income  

30

1,302

Interest expense 

(4,694

)

(4,516

)

Changes in fair values of equity and long-term investments, net 

55,045

21,915

Income before income taxes 

129,431

 

94,884

Income tax expense, net 

19,736

 

15,932

Net income 

109,695

 

78,952

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 

15,572

 

13,515

Net income attributable to Innoviva stockholders 

$

94,123

 

$

65,437

     
Basic net income per share attributable to Innoviva stockholders 

$

0.93

$

0.65

Diluted net income per share attributable to Innoviva stockholders 

$

0.84

$

0.59

  
Shares used to compute basic net income per share 

101,365

101,235

Shares used to compute diluted net income per share 

113,624

113,509

(1) Total net revenue from a related party is comprised of the following (in thousands):

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  

2021

 

2020

  (unaudited)
     
Royalties from a related party 

$

88,974

$

82,134

Amortization of capitalized fees paid to a related party 

(3,456

)

 

(3,456

)

Royalty revenue from a related party, net 

$

85,518

 

$

78,678

INNOVIVA, INC.
Cash Flows Summary
(in thousands)
  
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 

2021

 

2020

 (unaudited)
Net cash provided by operating activities   

$

84,107

 

$

73,481

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   

(26,394

)

16,044

Net cash used in financing activities   

(21,310

)

(15,640

)

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212-486-9500
jgoldfarb@sloanepr.com

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