Lilly ICOS LLC

Lilly ICOS LLC Reports Results for 2004

Bothell, Washington and Indianapolis, Indiana (ots/PRNewswire) - - 2004 Worldwide Sales of Cialis Top US$550 Million - Lilly ICOS LLC (Lilly ICOS) (NYSE: LLY and Nasdaq: ICOS) is releasing its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2004. Largely driven by the first year of sales in the United States, worldwide sales of Cialis(R) (tadalafil) surged 172% in 2004, to US$552 million, compared to US$203 million in 2003. (All amounts are in US Dollars) Cialis Net Sales: (in millions) Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, -------------------- -------------------- 2004 2003 2004 2003 --------- --------- --------- --------- Lilly ICOS Territories: United States $52.8 $27.9 $206.6 $27.9 Europe(1) 52.8 30.4 177.9 95.1 Canada and Mexico 13.1 4.6 37.2 6.8 --------- --------- --------- --------- Total Lilly ICOS 118.7 62.9 421.7 129.8 Lilly Territories 34.0 31.3 130.6 73.5 --------- --------- --------- --------- Worldwide Total $152.7 $94.2 $552.3 $203.3 ========= ========= ========= ========= "We are delighted that Cialis generated 2004 worldwide sales of US$552 million," commented Paul N. Clark, ICOS Chairman and CEO. "Sales of Cialis in the U.S. were US$207 million in 2004 and US$53 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. During the 2004 fourth quarter, Cialis' monthly total U.S. prescriptions increased 18% sequentially from the third quarter of 2004 and, in December, Cialis achieved a new high of 20% market share for total prescriptions.(2) Overall, during 2004, Cialis steadily gained market share in major Lilly ICOS territories outside of the United States and, for November 2004, market share of Cialis ranged from 22% in Spain to 44% in France.(3)" Clark continued, "While our U.S. prescription volume grew significantly during the 2004 fourth quarter, sequential quarterly sales, from Lilly ICOS into the wholesale channel, decreased due to our efforts to reduce channel inventory, beginning in December 2004. As a result, based on the information available today, we estimate there was approximately a US$15 million reduction of wholesaler inventories during December 2004 and we anticipate there will be further reductions of wholesaler inventories in the first quarter of 2005. There also was some expected reduction in wholesaler inventories during October 2004, following the 6% price increase implemented on September 30, 2004. We continue to expect Lilly ICOS to achieve profitability around mid-2005." Khoso Baluch, Lilly Vice President, U.S. Diabetes and Family Health Business Unit stated, "Early in the fourth quarter in the U.S., we introduced a variety of new marketing initiatives. We believe we are already seeing the results of those new programs. Cialis' effective positioning and highly successful launch campaign earned it the 'Marketing Team of the Year' award from Medical Marketing and Media in the January 2005 issue." Baluch added, "We begin 2005 with excitement. We will continue to invest to support our well-differentiated product and to further grow Cialis' market share." 2004 Fourth Quarter Financial Results For the three months ended December 31, 2004, Lilly ICOS reported a net loss of US$31.4 million, compared to a net loss of US$57.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2003. Total Lilly ICOS revenue for the fourth quarter of 2004 was US$125.5 million, compared to US$69.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2003. Lilly ICOS revenue for the 2004 period includes US$6.8 million in royalties on sales reported by Lilly, compared to US$6.3 million in royalty revenue for the fourth quarter of 2003. The increase in Lilly ICOS revenue reflects the U.S. and Canadian launches of Cialis beginning in November 2003, as well as the global expansion of Cialis to approximately 100 countries today. In December 2004, Lilly ICOS took action to reduce channel inventory to targeted levels. As a result, based on information currently available, the company estimates that approximately US$15 million of wholesaler inventory reductions occurred during that month and the company anticipates there will be further reductions of wholesaler inventories in the first quarter of 2005. Cost of sales, including royalties payable by Lilly ICOS equal to 5% of its net product sales, was 8.7% in the fourth quarter of 2004, compared to 9.5% in the fourth quarter of 2003. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased US$27.4 million from the fourth quarter of 2003, to US$130.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. This is primarily due to increased 2004 sales and marketing costs as Cialis was launched in the United States and Canada in November 2003. Research and development expenses were US$16.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2004, compared to US$17.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2003. 2004 Full-Year Financial Results For the year ended December 31, 2004, Lilly ICOS reported a net loss of US$262.0 million, compared to a net loss of US$174.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2003. As expected, the increased loss in 2004 was a result of the costs associated with launching Cialis in North America. About Lilly ICOS LLC Lilly ICOS LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between ICOS Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company, is marketing Cialis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in North America and Europe. ICOS Corporation, a biotechnology company headquartered in Bothell, Washington, is dedicated to bringing innovative therapeutics to patients. ICOS is marketing its first product, Cialis, through Lilly ICOS LLC. ICOS is working to develop treatments for serious unmet medical conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, cancer and inflammatory diseases. Eli Lilly and Company, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Lilly provides answers -- through medicines and information -- for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. F-LLY BOTHELL, Washington and INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, January 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry, management beliefs and certain assumptions made by the management of ICOS and Lilly. Investors are cautioned that matters subject to forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including economic, competitive, governmental, technological, legal and other factors discussed in the two companies' respective filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which may affect the business and prospects of the two companies and Lilly ICOS. Results and the timing and outcome of events may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release. More specifically, there can be no assurance that Cialis will achieve commercial success or that competing products will not pre-empt market opportunities that might exist for the product. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release represent ICOS' and Lilly's judgment as of the date of this release. Neither ICOS nor Lilly undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements. (1) Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. (2) Based on calculations using IMS National Prescription Audit Plus(TM), December 2004. (3) IMS Health. IMS MIDAS, Copyright 2004. (All amounts are in US Dollars) Lilly ICOS LLC Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands) (unaudited) Three Months Ended Year Ended ----------------------- ------------------------ December 31, December 31, 2004 2003 2004 2003 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Revenue Product sales, net $118,705 $62,911 $421,742 $129,828 Royalties 6,809 6,263 26,120 14,705 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total revenue 125,514 69,174 447,862 144,533 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Expenses Cost of sales 10,338 5,966 36,066 12,543 Selling, general and administrative 130,398 103,025 606,511 243,110 Research and development 16,169 17,858 67,318 63,622 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total expenses 156,905 126,849 709,895 319,275 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Net loss $(31,391) $(57,675) $(262,033) $(174,742) =========== =========== =========== =========== Lilly ICOS LLC SUMMARIZED OPERATING RESULTS (in thousands) (unaudited) 2004 -------------------------------------------------- Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Revenue: Product sales, net: United States $32,807 $50,768 $70,226 $52,783 $206,584 Europe 36,356 45,301 43,414 52,859 177,930 Canada and Mexico 5,854 8,931 9,380 13,063 37,228 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- 75,017 105,000 123,020 118,705 421,742 Royalties 6,652 6,449 6,210 6,809 26,120 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Total revenue 81,669 111,449 129,230 125,514 447,862 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Expenses: Cost of sales 6,573 8,982 10,173 10,338 36,066 Selling, general and administrative 195,053 157,838 123,222 130,398 606,511 Research and development 18,827 15,119 17,203 16,169 67,318 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Total expenses 220,453 181,939 150,598 156,905 709,895 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Net loss $(138,784) $(70,490) $(21,368) $(31,391) $(262,033) ========= ========= ========= ========= ========== 2003 -------------------------------------------------- Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Revenue: Product sales, net: United States $- $- $- $27,922 $27,922 Europe 16,615 21,853 26,154 30,442 95,064 Canada and Mexico - - 2,295 4,547 6,842 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- 16,615 21,853 28,449 62,911 129,828 Royalties 975 3,115 4,352 6,263 14,705 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Total revenue 17,590 24,968 32,801 69,174 144,533 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Expenses: Cost of sales 1,604 2,170 2,803 5,966 12,543 Selling, general and administrative 42,396 48,544 49,145 103,025 243,110 Research and development 16,685 14,344 14,735 17,858 63,622 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Total expenses 60,685 65,058 66,683 126,849 319,275 --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------- Net loss $(43,095) $(40,090) $(33,882) $(57,675) $(174,742) ========= ========= ========= ========= ========== (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040122/LILLYICOSLOGO ) ots Originaltext: Lilly ICOS LLC Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.newsaktuell.ch Contact: Terra Fox of Lilly, +1-317-276-5795; or Lacy Fitzpatrick of ICOS, +1-425-415-2207. 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