November 6, 2014

Alimera Sciences Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

ILUVIEN® Received FDA Approval with Commercial Launch Anticipated in the First Quarter of 2015; additional patent granted in U.S. covering formulation through August 2027
$2.4 Million Net Revenue Achieved Through Sales of ILUVIEN in Germany and the United Kingdom; Shipments Up Over 30% in the United Kingdom
Alimera Will Host a Conference Call at 4:30 PM ET Today

ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

"This is a very exciting time for Alimera Sciences. Most notably, in September we received approval from the FDA for the use of ILUVIEN for the treatment of diabetic macular edema in patients who have been previously treated with a course of corticosteroids and did not have a clinically significant rise in intraocular pressure," stated Dan Myers, president and chief executive officer of Alimera Sciences. "Our physician feedback indicates that ILUVIEN is already a well-known product among DME patients who have been anxiously awaiting market approval of a long-acting treatment option. There is a large and growing prevalence of DME in the U.S., with an estimated 575,000 patients expected to have clinically significant DME in 2015. In order to address this market opportunity, we are assembling an ophthalmic experienced field-based team consisting of over 50 persons including sales management and representatives, field and payer reimbursement personnel and medical science liaisons, which we believe will position us to deliver ILUVIEN to retinal specialists nationwide beginning in the first quarter of 2015."

"In addition to FDA approval, we recently learned that our licensing partner, pSivida Corp., has been granted an additional patent, licensed to us, covering the formulation of ILUVIEN through August 2027. This is significant, as it more than doubles the length of the patent coverage for ILUVIEN."

Mr. Myers continued, "Complementing our activities in the U.S., we further enhanced our presence in Europe. Specifically, we achieved significant sales growth of ILUVIEN in the United Kingdom; an increase of over 30% in comparison to the prior quarter. This has been a good market for us and we believe that we can replicate this model throughout Europe as we continue to expand our footprint. To that end, we expect the commercial launch of ILUVIEN in Portugal to take place this quarter."

Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Net revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2014 increased by approximately $1.6 million, or 211%, to approximately $2.4 million compared to approximately $760,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The increase was attributable to increased adoption of ILUVIEN in Germany and the United Kingdom.

GAAP cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization, increased by approximately $310,000, or 517%, to approximately $370,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to approximately $60,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The increase was attributable to our increase in net revenue during the three months ended September 30, 2014 and a reserve of $180,000 for potential German inventory expiration due to slower than expected initial sales. Excluding this reserve, non-GAAP adjusted cost of goods sold was approximately $190,000.  Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit was $2.2 million, or 92%.

Research and development expenses increased by approximately $2.1 million, or 117%, to approximately $3.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to approximately $1.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to a $2.0 million success fee for a consultant that was engaged to assist with Alimera's pursuit of the approval of ILUVIEN in the U.S., which was payable following the FDA approval.

General and administrative expenses increased by approximately $900,000, or 43%, to approximately $3.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to approximately $2.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase of approximately $780,000 in personnel costs as we expanded our team after the commercial launch of ILUVIEN in Europe.

Sales and marketing expenses decreased by approximately $800,000, or 18%, to approximately $3.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to approximately $4.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The decrease was primarily attributable to a decrease of approximately $520,000 in costs incurred for market access assistance in the United Kingdom in 2013 in preparation for the implementation of the NICE guidance for reimbursement.

GAAP net loss applicable to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2014 was approximately $7.0 million, compared with GAAP net loss applicable to common stockholders of approximately $1.1 million for the third quarter of 2013. GAAP net loss applicable to common stockholders for the quarters ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was affected by certain non-cash items, including changes in the fair value of a derivative warrant liability, unrealized foreign currency gains and losses and the reserve for potential inventory expiration previously noted. GAAP basic and diluted loss per share for the three months ended September 30, 2014 was $(0.17) per share, based on 41,062,814 weighted average shares outstanding. GAAP basic and diluted loss per share for the three months ended September 30, 2013 was $(0.04) per share based on 31,591,289 weighted average shares outstanding.

Non-GAAP adjusted net loss applicable to common stockholders was approximately $8.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 compared to a non-GAAP adjusted net loss applicable to common stockholders of approximately $7.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. Non-GAAP adjusted basic loss per share for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was $(0.22) per share and $(0.25) per share, respectively.

Reconciliations of GAAP cost of goods sold to non-GAAP adjusted costs of goods sold, GAAP gross margin to non-GAAP adjusted gross margin, GAAP net loss applicable to common stockholders to non-GAAP adjusted net loss applicable to common stockholders and GAAP net loss applicable to common stockholders per common share to non-GAAP adjusted net loss applicable to common stockholders per common share is included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

As of September 30, 2014, Alimera had cash and cash equivalents of $61.4 million, compared to $12.6 million as of September 30, 2013.

In September 2014, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (Hercules) made an additional advance of $25.0 million to Alimera under the $35.0 million term loan agreement entered into between Alimera and Hercules in April 2014.  This $25.0 million was used in October 2014 to satisfy Alimera's milestone payment obligation to pSivida Corp. resulting from the FDA approval of ILUVIEN.

Conference Call to be Held Today

Alimera will hold a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss these results and provide regulatory and commercial updates. The conference call will be hosted by Dan Myers, president and chief executive officer, and Rick Eiswirth, chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

To participate in the call, please dial (877) 369-6586 (U.S. and Canada) or (253) 237-1165 (international). A live webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the corporate website at http://www.alimerasciences.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning November 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. ET and ending on November 13, 2014 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (international), Conference ID Number: 25261645. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the corporate website.

About Alimera Sciences, Inc.

Alimera Sciences, Inc., based in Alpharetta, GA, is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Alimera Sciences Limited, a subsidiary of Alimera, is based in the United Kingdom and is the headquarters of Alimera's European operations.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Alimera believes the metrics non-GAAP adjusted cost of goods sold, non-GAAP adjusted gross margin, non-GAAP adjusted net loss applicable to common stockholders and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share are useful financial measures for investors in evaluating Alimera's performance for the periods presented. Non-GAAP adjusted cost of goods sold, non-GAAP adjusted gross margin, non-GAAP adjusted net loss applicable to common stockholders and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share exclude certain non-cash items. These non-GAAP metrics, however, are not measures of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) and should not be considered a substitute for cost of goods sold, gross margin, net loss applicable to common stockholders or net loss per share in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Alimera's management believes that these non-GAAP metrics are useful supplements for it and investors to Alimera's GAAP financial information because these measures exclude non-cash items which management believes are not reflective of Alimera's operating results. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparison to Alimera's historical financial performance and the financial performance of other companies. However, non-GAAP financial measures should only be read in conjunction with financial information reported under GAAP when understanding Alimera's operating performance. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, see the table below.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding, among other things, the availability of ILUVIEN in the U.S. and Portugal, Alimera's expectations regarding the hiring and training of its salesforce in the U.S., and assumptions regarding the prevalence of DME in the U.S. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in its forward-looking statements. Meaningful factors which could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, uncertainty as to Alimera's ability to commercialize, and market acceptance of, ILUVIEN in the U.S. and Portugal, as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of Alimera's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Additional factors may also be set forth in those sections of Alimera's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 to be filed with the SEC. In addition to the risks described above and in Alimera's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the SEC, other unknown or unpredictable factors also could affect Alimera's results. There can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Alimera will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Alimera. Therefore, no assurance can be given that the outcomes stated in such forward-looking statements and estimates will be achieved.

All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein. Alimera cautions investors not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements Alimera makes or that are made on its behalf. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release (unless another date is indicated). Alimera undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share data)










Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013


(unaudited)









NET REVENUE

$ 2,408


$ 758


$ 6,682


$ 937

COST OF GOOD SOLD, EXCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

(372)


(57)


(1,312)


(68)

GROSS MARGIN

2,036


701


5,370


869









RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES

3,941


1,780


8,376


5,983

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

2,961


2,073


8,651


7,159

SALES AND MARKETING EXPENSES

3,680


4,524


10,227


12,985

DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION

79


40


143


93

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

10,661


8,417


27,397


26,220









INTEREST EXPENSE, NET AND OTHER

(408)


(134)


(862)


(397)

UNREALIZED FOREIGN CURRENCY (LOSS) GAIN, NET

(255)


508


(457)


552

CHANGE IN FAIR VALUE OF DERIVATIVE WARRANT LIABILITY

2,324


6,229


(2,752)


(6,107)

LOSS ON EARLY EXTINGUISHMENT OF DEBT

-


-


(440)


(153)

NET LOSS BEFORE TAXES

(6,964)


(1,113)


(26,538)


(31,456)

PROVISION FOR TAXES

(45)


-


(114)



NET LOSS

$ (7,009)


$ (1,113)


$ (26,652)


$ (31,456)

ACCRETION OF PREFERRED STOCK BENEFICIAL CONVERSION FEATURE

-


-


-


(4,950)

NET LOSS APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$ (7,009)


$ (1,113)


$ (26,652)


$ (36,406)

NET LOSS PER SHARE APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS - Basic and diluted

$ (0.17)


$ (0.04)


$ (0.68)


$ (1.15)

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - Basic and diluted

41,062,814


31,591,289


39,083,187


31,570,739

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)






September 30,
2014


December 31,
2013


(unaudited)



CURRENT ASSETS:




Cash and cash equivalents

$ 61,424


$ 12,628

Accounts receivable, net

1,097


500

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,245


3,474

Inventory, net

1,654


1,786

Deferred financing costs

878


250

Total current assets

67,298


18,638

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net

1,042


982

INTANGIBLE ASSET, net

24,951


-

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 93,291


$ 19,620

CURRENT LIABILITIES:




Accounts payable

$ 2,855


$ 1,735

Accrued expenses

1,572


934

Accrued milestone payments

27,000


-

Outsourced services payable

549


603

Note payable

-


1,667

Capital lease obligations

10


10

Total current liabilities

31,986


4,949

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:




Derivative warrant liability

19,133


16,381

Note payable, net of discount — less current portion

33,938


3,194

Other non-current liabilities

11


21

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES




STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT):




Preferred stock




Series A convertible preferred stock

19,227


32,045

Common stock

443


316

Additional paid-in capital

291,716


240,135

Common stock warrants

1,497


412

Accumulated deficit

(303,997)


(277,345)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(663)


(488)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)

8,223


(4,925)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)

$ 93,291


$ 19,620

 

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED MEASURES
(in thousands, except share and per share data)










Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013


(unaudited)









GAAP COST OF GOODS SOLD

$        (372)


$         (57)


$     (1,312)


$         (68)

Adjustments to costs of goods sold:








Reserve for potential product expiration

184


-


813


-

NON-GAAP ADJUSTED COST OF GOODS SOLD

$        (188)


$         (57)


$        (499)


$         (68)









GAAP GROSS MARGIN

$      2,036


$         701


$      5,370


$         869

Adjustments to gross margin:








Reserve for potential product expiration

184


-


813


-

NON-GAAP ADJUSTED GROSS MARGIN

$      2,220


$         701


$      6,183


$         869









GAAP NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$     (7,009)


$     (1,113)


$   (26,652)


$   (36,406)

Adjustments to net loss:








Unrealized foreign currency loss (gain), net

255


(508)


457


(552)

Change in fair value of derivative warrant liability

(2,324)


(6,229)


2,752


6,107

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

-


-


440


153

Accretion of preferred stock beneficial conversion feature

-


-


-


4,950

Reserve for potential product expiration

184


-


813


-

NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS

$     (8,894)


$     (7,850)


$   (22,190)


$   (25,748)









GAAP NET LOSS PER SHARE — Basic and diluted

$       (0.17)


$       (0.04)


$       (0.68)


$       (1.15)

Adjustments to net loss:








Unrealized foreign currency loss (gain), net

0.01


(0.02)


0.01


(0.02)

Change in fair value of derivative warrant liability

(0.06)


(0.20)


0.07


0.19

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

-


-


0.01


0.00

Accretion of preferred stock beneficial conversion feature

-


-


-


0.16

Reserve for potential product expiration

0.00


-


0.02


-

NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET LOSS PER SHARE — Basic and diluted

$       (0.22)


$       (0.25)


$       (0.57)


$       (0.82)

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING — Basic and diluted

41,062,814


31,591,289


39,083,187


31,570,739

 

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