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Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2004
BOULDER, Colo., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2004, ended March 31, 2004.
During the third quarter of fiscal 2004, Array reported total revenue of $9.7 million, compared to $8.0 million during the same period in fiscal 2003. Revenue increased due to recognizing a portion of the up front payments from the out-licensing agreements initiated in December 2003 with AstraZeneca and Genentech. Net loss was $9.7 million, or ($0.34) per share, for the third quarter, which includes a $5.6 million non-cash charge, or ($0.20) per share, to reduce the carrying value of our chemical compound inventories. For the comparable quarter in fiscal 2003, we had a net loss of $6.1 million, or ($0.22) per share. Array ended the third quarter of fiscal 2004 with $37.1 million in cash and marketable securities.
"During the quarter, Array received clearance from the FDA to initiate a Phase I clinical trial for our lead cancer compound, ARRY-142886," said Robert E. Conway, Chief Executive Officer, Array BioPharma. "We expect ARRY-142886 to enter Phase I prior to the end of our fiscal year, demonstrating our ability to rapidly advance high quality clinical candidates. We are continuing to build a strong pipeline of orally active drug candidates focused on cancer and inflammatory disease."
During the third quarter of fiscal 2004 Array:
Subsequent to the third quarter of fiscal 2004 Array:
"We were pleased to meet the consensus estimates for revenue and earnings per share from operations for the third quarter," said Michael Carruthers, Chief Financial Officer, Array BioPharma. "Today, two-thirds of Array's scientific resources are devoted to our proprietary research and staffing out- licensing deals and we expect to continue our evolution to a drug discovery company. Primarily as a result of this shift, we elected to write down the value of our inventories by increasing the reserves for our Lead Generation Library and Optimer(R) building block compounds."
Array also reported revenue of $24.5 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2004, compared to revenue of $28.0 million for the same period in fiscal 2003. Net loss for the nine months ended March 31, 2004, was $21.9 million, or ($0.77) per share, compared to a net loss of $10.2 million, or ($0.37) per share, reported in the same period in fiscal 2003.
Array will hold a conference call on Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at 9:00 a.m. eastern time to discuss these results. If there is any additional information provided during this call, it will be available on a replay of the call and as a web cast on www.arraybiopharma.com. Robert E. Conway, Chief Executive Officer, and Michael Carruthers, Chief Financial Officer, will lead the call.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
There will be a replay of the conference call for one week, which can be accessed in the United States by dialing toll-free (888) 203-1112, and outside the United States (719) 457-0820. The access code is 484222. Replay of the call will also be available as a web cast on Array's web site at www.arraybiopharma.com.
About Array BioPharma:
Array BioPharma is creating the next generation of orally active drugs by integrating the latest advances in chemistry, biology and informatics. Our drug development pipeline is focused primarily in cancer and inflammatory disease and includes many promising small molecule drugs that affect disease pathways with well-validated targets. Array also collaborates with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to invent and optimize drug candidates across a broad range of therapeutic areas. For more information on Array, please go to www.arraybiopharma.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve significant risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in our annual report filed on form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003, and in other reports filed by Array with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Because these statements reflect our current expectations concerning future events, our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, our ability to achieve and maintain profitability, the extent to which the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are willing to collaborate with and fund third parties to in- license drug candidates for their product pipelines and on their drug discovery activities, the ability of our collaborators and of Array to meet drug discovery objectives tied to milestones and royalties, our ability to continue to fund and successfully progress internal research efforts and to create effective, commercially viable drugs, and our ability to attract and retain experienced scientists and management. We are providing this information as of May 3, 2004. We undertake no duty to update any forward- looking statements to reflect the occurrence of events or circumstances after the date of such statements or of anticipated or unanticipated events that alter any assumptions underlying such statements.
Array BioPharma Inc. Condensed Statement of Operations (in thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended March 31, March 31, 2004 2003 2004 2003 (unaudited) (unaudited) Revenue Collaboration revenue $7,667 $7,744 $21,585 $26,980 License, royalty and milestone revenue 2,021 283 2,893 1,053 Total revenue 9,688 8,027 24,478 28,033 Costs and expenses Cost of revenue* 6,045 5,754 16,076 17,424 Provision for excess inventory 5,616 -- 5,616 -- Research and development expenses: for collaborations* 2,435 2,999 6,886 7,182 for proprietary drug discovery 3,511 3,014 12,108 7,476 Selling, general and administrative expenses* 1,912 2,545 5,990 6,832 Total operating expenses 19,519 14,312 46,676 38,914 Loss from operations (9,831) (6,285) (22,198) (10,881) Interest income 99 172 268 659 Net loss $(9,732) $(6,113) $(21,930) $(10,222) Basic and diluted net loss per share $(0.34) $(0.22) $(0.77) $(0.37) Number of shares used to compute per share data 28,601 27,930 28,416 27,735 *Includes compensation related to option grants Cost of revenue $241 $265 $733 $795 Research and development for collaborations 161 177 489 530 Selling, general and administrative expenses 129 134 387 402 Total $531 $576 $1,609 $1,727 Summary Balance Sheet Data (in thousands) March 31, June 30, 2004 2003 (unaudited) Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $37,142 $34,130 Inventories, net 4,137 9,065 Property, plant and equipment, gross 56,011 53,939 Working capital 23,906 39,453 Total assets 78,095 83,830 Stockholders' equity 58,249 77,714
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