Press Release

Kala Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

February 12, 2020 at 7:00 AM EST

– Completed Last Patient Last Visit for STRIDE 3 Dry Eye Disease Trial; Topline Results on Track for First Quarter of 2020 –

Achieved Full Year 2019 INVELTYS® Revenues of $6.1 Million

Conference Call and Webcast Today at 8:00 a.m. ET

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2020-- Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Kala) (NASDAQ:KALA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases of the eye, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019.

“The last patient has now completed their final study visit in the STRIDE 3 Phase 3 trial,” said Mark Iwicki, Chief Executive Officer of Kala. “We are on track to report topline data in this quarter and to resubmit our New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the second quarter of 2020. If approved, we believe that EYSUVIS (KPI-121 0.25%), our product candidate for dry eye disease, could become the preferred prescription therapy for dry eye flares, which affects the vast majority of patients with dry eye disease. In 2019, we successfully launched INVELTYS, achieving steady growth in prescriptions and market share, and we continue to build a broad base of prescribing eye care professionals. This reflects the strong demand we are seeing for INVELTYS in the marketplace, as well as the execution of our commercial team. Our field sales, marketing and market access infrastructure has us well-positioned to rapidly launch EYSUVIS later this year, if approved.”

Fourth Quarter and Recent Highlights:

EYSUVISTM (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) 0.25% Dry Eye Program: In February 2020, Kala completed the last patient, last visit in STRIDE 3 (STRIDE – Short Term Relief in Dry Eye), its Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating EYSUVIS for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. Specific modifications were made to the inclusion and exclusion criteria of STRIDE 3 relative to STRIDE 1 and STRIDE 2 to improve the probability of success of the trial. Kala expects the results of this trial to serve as the basis of its response to the complete response letter (CRL) it received in August 2019 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its New Drug Application (NDA) for EYSUVIS. Kala is targeting to report topline results from STRIDE 3 in the first quarter of 2020 and resubmission of its NDA to the FDA in the first half of 2020. Kala believes this resubmission would be subject to a six-month review under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).

INVELTYS® (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) 1%: INVELTYS was launched in January 2019 as the first and only twice-daily post-surgical ocular corticosteroid. Since launch:

  • Over 144,000 INVELTYS prescriptions have been reported as of January 31, 2020.
  • INVELTYS has achieved approximately 11.2% branded new prescription market share.
  • Over 3,300 eye care professionals have prescribed INVELTYS.
  • INVELTYS has achieved approximately 80% unrestricted Commercial market access, and approximately 23% unrestricted Medicare Part D market access, for an aggregate total of approximately 145 million covered lives.

In the fourth quarter, approximately 47,000 INVELTYS prescriptions were reported by Symphony Health, representing prescription growth of approximately 17% compared to the third quarter of 2019.

Financial Results:

The financial results below contain both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock compensation, depreciation and non-cash interest expense. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below; for a full reconciliation of our GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures, please refer to the tables at the end of this press release.

Cash Position:

  • As of December 31, 2019, Kala had cash of $85.4 million, compared to $170.9 million as of December 31, 2018.
  • Kala anticipates that its existing cash resources, together with projected INVELTYS revenue, will enable it to fund its operations into the second quarter of 2021.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results:

  • Net Product Revenues: For the quarter ended December 31, 2019, Kala reported net product revenue of $1.2 million relating to sales of INVELTYS, which was launched in January 2019. Revenue is recognized when products are delivered to distributors.
  • Cost of Product Revenues: Cost of product revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 were $0.7 million, compared to $0 for the same period in 2018. Non-GAAP cost of product revenues were $0.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, compared to $0 for the same period in 2018.
  • SG&A Expenses: For the quarter ended December 31, 2019, selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $14.5 million, compared to $14.3 million for the same period in 2018. The increase in SG&A expenses for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 was primarily due to costs associated with commercial infrastructure being in place for the entire fourth quarter of 2019 as compared to only a portion of the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase in facility-related costs, partially offset by lower pre-launch external costs incurred during the fourth quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP SG&A expenses were $12.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, consistent with the same period in 2018.
  • R&D Expenses: For the quarter ended December 31, 2019, research and development (R&D) expenses were $6.1 million, compared to $9.2 million for the same period in 2018. The decrease in R&D expenses for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 was primarily due to the NDA filing fee for EYSUVIS of $2.6 million incurred in the fourth quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP R&D expenses were $5.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, compared to $8.6 million for the same period in 2018.
  • Operating Loss: For the quarter ended December 31, 2019, loss from operations was $20.2 million compared to $23.6 million for the same period in 2018. Non-GAAP operating loss was $17.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, compared to $21.3 million for the same period in 2018.
  • Net Loss: Net loss was $22.0 million, or $0.63 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, compared to a net loss of $25.2 million, or $0.76 per share, for the same period in 2018. For the quarter ended December 31, 2019, non-GAAP net loss was $19.2 million, compared to $22.7 million for the same period in 2018.

The weighted average number of shares outstanding used to calculate net loss per share was 34.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, and 33.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Full Year 2019 Financial Results:

  • Net Product Revenues: For the full year ended December 31, 2019, Kala reported net product revenues of $6.1 million relating to sales of INVELTYS, which was launched in January 2019. The Company did not recognize revenues in 2018.
  • Cost of Product Revenues: Cost of product revenues for the full year ended December 31, 2019 was $2.0 million, compared to $0 for the same period in 2018. Non-GAAP cost of product revenues was $1.7 million for the full year ended December 31, 2019, compared to $0 for the same period in 2018.
  • SG&A Expenses: For the full year ended December 31, 2019, SG&A expenses were $65.0 million, compared to $35.4 million for the same period in 2018. The increase in SG&A expenses for the year ended December 31, 2019 was primarily due to costs associated with hiring additional personnel, building the commercial organization to support the launch of INVELTYS, and an increase in facility-related costs. Non-GAAP SG&A expenses were $57.6 million for the full year ended December 31, 2019, compared to $29.4 million for the same period in 2018.
  • R&D Expenses: For the full year ended December 31, 2019, R&D expenses were $27.3 million, compared to $29.3 million for the same period in 2018. The decrease in R&D expenses for the year ended December 31, 2019 was primarily due to a decrease in INVELTYS-related manufacturing and headcount costs, which in 2018 were expensed as R&D prior to FDA approval and the NDA filing fee for EYSUVIS expensed in 2018. These costs were partially offset by an increase in spending on STRIDE 3, and an increase in facility-related costs in 2019. Non-GAAP R&D expenses were $24.1 million for the full year ended December 31, 2019, compared to $26.3 million for the same period in 2018.
  • Operating Loss: For the full year ended December 31, 2019, loss from operations were $88.2 million compared to $64.7 million for the same period in 2018. Non-GAAP operating loss was $77.4 million for the full year ended December 31, 2019, compared to $55.8 million for the same period in 2018.
  • Net Loss: Net loss was $94.3 million, or $2.76 per share, for the full year ended December 31, 2019, compared to a net loss of $66.7 million, or $2.49 per share, for the same period in 2018. For the full year ended December 31, 2019, non-GAAP net loss was $82.6 million, compared to $57.5 million for the same period in 2018.

The weighted average number of shares outstanding used to calculate net loss per share was 34.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2019, and 26.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Conference Call Information:

Kala will host a live conference call and webcast today, February 12, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. ET to review the fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results. To access the conference call, please dial 866-300-4091 (domestic callers) or 703-736-7433 (international callers) five minutes prior to the start of the call and provide the conference ID: 5786176. To access a live webcast and subsequent archived recording of the presentation, please visit “”Events” in the “Investors” section of the Kala website at http://kalarx.com.

About Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Kala is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases of the eye. Kala has applied its AMPPLIFYTM mucus penetrating particle Drug Delivery Technology to a corticosteroid, loteprednol etabonate (LE), designed for ocular applications, resulting in the August 2018FDA approval of INVELTYS® (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) 1% and its investigational product candidate, EYSUVIS (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) 0.25%, which is being studied for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

In this press release, the financial results of Kala are provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) and using certain non-GAAP financial measures. The items included in GAAP presentations but excluded for purposes of determining non-GAAP financial measures for the periods presented in the press release are stock-based compensation expense, non-cash interest and depreciation. Management believes this non-GAAP information is useful for investors, taken in conjunction with Kala’s GAAP financial statements, because it provides greater transparency and period-over-period comparability with respect to Kala’s operating performance. These measures are also used by management to assess the performance of the business. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures only as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, or as superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are unlikely to be comparable with non-GAAP information provided by other companies. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP measures, please refer to the table at the end of this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding INVELTYS, including progress of commercial launch, status of insurance coverage and the availability of reimbursements for commercial and Medicare Part D patients, the Company's lead product candidate, EYSUVIS, for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, including the Company’s belief that changes made to the inclusion/exclusion criteria of STRIDE 3 relative to STRIDE 1 and STRIDE 2 will improve the probability of success, the Company targeting topline results for STRIDE 3 in the first quarter of 2020, resubmission of its NDA to the FDA in the second quarter of 2020, expectations regarding timing of FDA review of its NDA and potential launch timing, and the Company’s expectations regarding its use of cash, cash runway and projected revenues. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, including statements regarding the Company’s strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenue, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “target,” “potential,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “continue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The Company may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in its forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: whether the Company will be able to successfully implement its commercialization plans for INVELTYS; whether the market opportunity for INVELTYS and EYSUVIS is consistent with the Company’s expectations and market research; uncertainties inherent in the availability and timing of data from ongoing clinical trials, and the results of such trials, including STRIDE 3; whether any additional clinical trials will be initiated or required for EYSUVIS prior to approval of the NDA, or at all, and whether the NDA will be approved; the Company’s ability execute on the commercial launch of EYSUVIS, if and when approved, on the timeline expected, or at all; whether the Company will be able to generate its projected net product revenue on the timeline expected, or at all; whether the Company's cash resources will be sufficient to fund the Company's foreseeable and unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements for the Company's expected timeline; other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of INVELTYS and the Company's product candidates, including EYSUVIS; and other important factors, any of which could cause the Company's actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other filings the Company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent the Company’s views as of the date of this release and should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof. The Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Financial Tables:

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Balance Sheet Data

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

           
 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

Cash

$

 

85,449

 

$

 

170,898

Total assets

 

154,323

   

220,966

Working capital (1)

 

80,710

   

160,018

Long‑term debt, net of discounts

 

71,184

   

70,226

Other long‑term liabilities

 

28,673

   

28,752

Total Stockholders’ equity

 

29,692

   

104,978

           

(1) The Company defines working capital as current assets less current liabilities. See the Company's
consolidated financial statements for further information regarding its current assets and current
liabilities.

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

         
   

Quarter Ended

 

Year Ended

   

December 31,

 

December 31,

   

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

     

 

   

 

 

 

 

Product revenues, net

 

$

 

1,180

 

   

$

 

   

$

 

6,074

 

   

$

 

 
                                 

Costs and expenses:

                       

Cost of product revenues

   

747

 

     

     

2,008

 

     

 

Selling, general and administrative

   

14,492

 

     

14,329

 

     

65,015

 

     

35,431

 

 

Research and development

 

 

6,138

 

 

 

 

9,239

 

 

 

 

27,275

 

 

 

 

29,290

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

21,377

 

 

 

 

23,568

 

 

 

 

94,298

 

 

 

 

64,721

 

 

Loss from operations

   

(20,197

)

     

(23,568

)

     

(88,224

)

     

(64,721

)

 

Other income (expense):

                       

Interest income

   

384

 

     

840

 

     

2,357

 

     

1,687

 

 

Interest expense

   

(2,145

)

     

(2,100

)

     

(8,480

)

     

(3,314

)

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

(390

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(390

)

 

Net loss

 

 

(21,958

)

 

 

 

(25,218

)

 

 

 

(94,347

)

 

 

 

(66,738

)

 

Net loss per share attributable to
common stockholders—basic and
diluted

 

$

 

(0.63

)

 

 

$

 

(0.76

)

 

 

$

 

(2.76

)

 

 

$

 

(2.49

)

 

Weighted average shares
outstanding—basic and diluted

 

 

34,899,019

 

 

 

 

33,234,169

 

 

 

 

34,209,756

 

 

 

 

26,753,906

 

 

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

             
     

Quarter Ended

   

Year Ended

     

December 31,

   

December 31,

     

2019

 

2018

   

2019

 

2018

     

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss (GAAP)

   

$

 

(21,958

)

 

$

 

(25,218

)

   

$

 

(94,347

)

 

$

 

(66,738

)

Add-back: stock-based compensation expense

     

2,325

 

   

2,198

 

     

9,991

 

   

8,615

 

Add-back: Non-cash interest

     

249

 

   

197

 

     

958

 

   

273

 

Add-back: depreciation

     

229

 

   

109

 

     

843

 

   

352

 

Non-GAAP Net loss

   

$

 

(19,155

)

 

$

 

(22,714

)

   

$

 

(82,555

)

 

$

 

(57,498

)

     

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of product revenues (GAAP)

   

$

 

747

 

 

$

 

   

$

 

2,008

 

 

$

 

Less: stock-based compensation expense

     

167

 

   

     

268

 

   

Less: depreciation

     

1

 

   

     

3

 

   

Non-GAAP Cost of product revenues

   

$

 

579

 

 

$

 

   

$

 

1,737

 

 

$

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses
(GAAP)

   

$

 

14,492

 

 

$

 

14,329

 

   

$

 

65,015

 

 

$

 

35,431

 

Less: stock-based compensation expense

     

1,629

 

   

1,602

 

     

6,879

 

   

5,955

 

Less: depreciation

     

146

 

   

37

 

     

522

 

   

42

 

Non-GAAP Selling, general and administrative
expenses

   

$

 

12,717

 

 

 

12,690

 

   

$

 

57,614

 

 

$

 

29,434

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development expenses (GAAP)

   

$

 

6,138

 

 

$

 

9,239

 

   

$

 

27,275

 

 

$

 

29,290

 

Less: stock-based compensation expense

     

529

 

   

596

 

     

2,844

 

   

2,660

 

Less: depreciation

     

82

 

   

72

 

     

318

 

   

310

 

Non-GAAP research and development
expenses

   

$

 

5,527

 

 

 

8,571

 

   

$

 

24,113

 

 

$

 

26,320

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating loss (GAAP)

   

$

 

(20,197

)

 

$

 

(23,568

)

   

$

 

(88,224

)

 

$

 

(64,721

)

Less: stock-based compensation expense

     

2,325

 

   

2,198

 

     

9,991

 

   

8,615

 

Less: depreciation

     

229

 

   

109

 

     

843

 

   

352

 

Non-GAAP total operating loss

   

$

 

(17,643

)

 

$

 

(21,261

)

   

$

 

(77,390

)

 

$

 

(55,754

)

 

Source: Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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