DGAP-News: MorphoSys AG / Key word(s): Quarterly / Interim Statement
Planegg/Munich, Germany, May 4, 2022
MorphoSys AG Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
- Monjuvi® U.S. net product sales of US$ 18.7 million (€ 16.6 million) for the first quarter 2022, a 21% year-over-year growth
- NCCN® updated the designation of Monjuvi to preferred regimen in its Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for B-cell Lymphoma
- Pipeline advances: enrollment progressing across three Phase 3 trials in myelofibrosis, first-line DLBCL, and FL/MZL
- € 846.9 million in cash and other financial assets at March 31, 2022
Conference call and webcast (in English) tomorrow, May 5, 2022, at 2:00pm CEST (1pm GMT/8:00am EDT)
“Our clinical pipeline has never been stronger as it is today. We continue to see strong patient enrollment in our pivotal Phase 3 studies that are examining pelabresib and tafasitamab for some of the most difficult to treat blood cancers for which only limited treatment options are available,” said Jean-Paul Kress, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of MorphoSys. “Our cancer immunotherapy Monjuvi remains the market leader in second line relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma new patient starts, and we expect its performance to sequentially increase in subsequent quarters this year. We remain confident in our late-stage pipeline and in delivering on our growth strategy.”
Monjuvi (tafasitamab-cxix) U.S. net product sales of US$ 18.7 million (€ 16.6 million) for the first quarter 2022 (Q1 2021: US$ 15.5 million (€ 12.9 million)).
Minjuvi® Royalty revenue of € 0.7 million for sales outside of the U.S. in the first quarter 2022.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® Clinical Practice Guideline update. On March 15, 2022, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® updated the Clinical Practice Guidelines (NCCN Guidelines®) in Oncology for B-cell Lymphomas and the designation for Monjuvi (tafasitamab-cxix) in combination with lenalidomide is now a Preferred Regimen for second-line therapy in patients with Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) who are not candidates for transplant.
Minjuvi conditional approval in Switzerland. On March 22, 2022, MorphoSys and Incyte announced that the Swiss agency for therapeutic products (Swissmedic), has granted temporary approval for Minjuvi (tafasitamab) in combination with lenalidomide, followed by Minjuvi monotherapy, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), after at least one prior line of systemic therapy including an anti-CD20 antibody, who are not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). Incyte holds exclusive commercialization rights for Minjuvi in Switzerland.
Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2022 (IFRS):
Total revenues for the first quarter 2022 were € 41.5 million compared to € 47.2 million for the same period in 2021. Q1 2021 revenues benefited from € 16 million of milestone payments from GSK.
Cost of Sales: In the first quarter 2022, cost of sales was € 7.9 million compared to € 5.0 million for the comparable period in 2021.
Research and Development (R&D) Expenses: In the first quarter 2022, R&D expenses were € 65.0 million (Q1 2021: € 33.3 million). The increase in R&D expenses is primarily due to the inclusion of R&D expenses from Constellation and higher investment to support the advancement of clinical programs, especially the pivotal Phase 3 studies.
Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) Expenses: Selling expenses in the first quarter 2022 were € 21.9 million (Q1 2021: € 28.2 million) and general and administrative (G&A) expenses amounted to € 14.6 million (Q1 2021: € 10.3 million). The year-over-year reduction in Selling expenses was driven by additional investments that were made in 2021, the first full year of the Monjuvi launch. The year-over-year increase in G&A expenses was primarily driven by the inclusion of Constellation and higher legal and professional fees.
Operating Loss: Operating loss amounted to € 68.0 million in the first quarter 2022 (Q1 2021: operating loss of € 29.6 million).
Consolidated Net Loss: For the first quarter 2022, consolidated net loss was € 122.7 million (Q1 2021: consolidated net loss of € 41.6 million).
Full Year 2022 Financial Guidance:
The Financial Guidance was initially provided on January 7, 2022 and reiterated on March 16, 2022 and on May 4, 2022.
Additional information related to 2022 Financial Guidance:
- Tremfya® royalties will continue to be recorded as revenue without any cost of sales in MorphoSys’ income statement. These royalties, however, will not contribute any cash to MorphoSys as 100% of the royalties will be passed on to Royalty Pharma.
- MorphoSys anticipates receiving royalties for Minjuvi sales outside of the U.S. Guidance for these royalties is not being provided as MorphoSys does not receive any sales forecasts from its partner Incyte.
- MorphoSys does not anticipate any significant cash-accretive revenues from the achievement of milestones in 2022. Milestones for otilimab are passed on to Royalty Pharma. Milestones from all other programs remain with MorphoSys at 100%.
- MorphoSys anticipates sales of commercial and clinical supply of tafasitamab outside of the U.S. to its partner Incyte. Revenue from this supply is recorded in the “Licenses, milestones and other” category in MorphoSys’ income statement. These sales result in a zero gross profit/margin. As such, MorphoSys does not provide guidance for these sales.
- While R&D expense is anticipated to grow year-over-year due to investments in three pivotal studies, the growth is partially being offset by the consolidation of research/discovery activities.
- SG&A expense guidance range reflects savings from synergies following the acquisition of Constellation and streamlined commercialization efforts.
MorphoSys anticipates the following key development milestones in 2022:
- First proof-of-concept data from the ongoing clinical phase 2 study of CPI-0209 in solid tumors and blood cancer;
- Additional data from the phase 1/2 M-PLACE (proof-of-concept) study of felzartamab for the treatment of anti-PLA2R antibody positive membranous nephropathy (MN);
- First data from the phase 2 study (IGNAZ) to evaluate felzartamab in patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN);
- MorphoSys’ partner Roche expects a pivotal data readout of the GRADUATE 1 and GRADUATE 2 trials with gantenerumab in the second half of 2022. Roche initiated these phase 3 development programs for patients with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018.
MorphoSys Group Key Figures (IFRS, end of the first quarter: March 31, 2022)
*Value as of December 31, 2021
MorphoSys will hold its conference call and webcast tomorrow, May 5, 2022, to present the first quarter 2022 results and the outlook for 2022.
Dial-in number for the conference call (in English) at 2:00pm CEST; 1:00pm GMT; 8:00am EDT:
Germany: +49 69 201 744 220
For UK residents: +44 203 009 2470
For US residents: +1 877 423 0830
(All numbers reachable from any geography)
Participant PIN: 72430702#
Please dial in 10 minutes before the beginning of the conference.
A live webcast and slides will be made available at the Investors section under "Upcoming Events & Conferences" on MorphoSys' website, http://www.morphosys.com and after the call, a slide-synchronized audio replay of the conference will be available at the same location.
The statement for the first quarter 2022 (IFRS) are available for download at:
In the United States, Monjuvi® (tafasitamab-cxix) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in combination with lenalidomide for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory DLBCL not otherwise specified, including DLBCL arising from low grade lymphoma, and who are not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial(s).
In Europe, Minjuvi® (tafasitamab) received conditional marketing authorization in combination with lenalidomide, followed by Minjuvi monotherapy, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT).
Tafasitamab is being clinically investigated as a therapeutic option in B-cell malignancies in several ongoing combination trials.
Monjuvi® and Minjuvi® are registered trademarks of MorphoSys AG. Tafasitamab is co-marketed by Incyte and MorphoSys under the brand name Monjuvi® in the U.S., and marketed by Incyte under the brand name Minjuvi® in the EU.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, NCCN®, NCCN Guidelines® are registered trademarks of NCCN.
Tremfya® is a registered trademark of Janssen Biotech, Inc
XmAb® is a registered trademark of Xencor, Inc.
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