United Therapeutics’ revenues increase by $24.4 million in second quarter 2015

United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

"Orenitram® sales grew nearly 300% as compared to the second quarter of 2014 when the product was first launched," said Roger Jeffs, Ph.D., United Therapeutics' President and Co-Chief Executive Officer. "The growth in Orenitram sales was due to an increase in the number of patients being treated, which strengthens our belief in the organic growth opportunity of our orally-administered prostacyclin analogue."

Key financial highlights include (in thousands, except per share data):

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

Revenues

The table below summarizes the components of net revenues (dollars in thousands):

Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 increased by $24.4 million, compared to the same quarter in 2014. The growth in revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, resulted from a $19.2 million increase in Orenitram revenues due to an increase in the number of patients being treated and a $12.8 million increase in Adcirca revenues, primarily due to price increases.

Expenses

Research and development expense. The table below summarizes research and development expense by major project and non-project components (dollars in thousands):

Share-based compensation expense. The increase in share-based compensation of $12.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, resulted principally from a 1 percent increase in our stock price during the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to a 6 percent decrease in our stock price during the same quarter in 2014.

Selling, general and administrative expense. The table below summarizes selling, general and administrative expense by major categories (dollars in thousands):

General and administrative. The increase in general and administrative expense of $5.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, resulted primarily from a $9.0 million increase in grants to non-profit organizations that provide financial assistance to patients and a $2.1 million increase in salaries and related expenses due to the growth of our operations, partially offset by an $8.0 million decrease in professional and consulting fees, primarily driven by a decrease in legal fees in connection with ongoing legal matters.

Share-based compensation expense (benefit). The increase in share-based compensation of $34.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, resulted principally from a 1 percent increase in our stock price during the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as compared to a 6 percent decrease in the price of our stock during the same quarter in 2014.

Cost of product sales. The table below summarizes cost of product sales by major categories (dollars in thousands):

Cost of product sales. The decrease in cost of product sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same quarter in 2014, was due to the expiration of our royalty obligation to GlaxoSmithKline plc in October 2014. During the three months ended June 30, 2014, we incurred $24.1 million in royalty expense related to this royalty obligation.

Income Tax Expense

The provision for income tax expense is based on an estimated annual effective tax rate that is subject to adjustment in subsequent quarterly periods if any of the components used to estimate the annual effective tax rate are updated or revised. Our estimated annual effective tax rates were approximately 42 percent and approximately 35 percent as of June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014, respectively. Our 2015 estimated annual effective tax rate increased as of June 30, 2015 primarily due to an increase in estimated non-deductible share-based compensation expense as compared to the prior year, which was driven largely by an increase in our stock price.

Non-GAAP Earnings

Non-GAAP earnings is defined as net income, adjusted for the following charges, which are presented net of the annual effective income tax rate, as applicable: (1) interest expense; (2) license fees; (3) depreciation and amortization; (4) impairment charges; and (5) share-based compensation expense (stock option, share tracking award and employee stock purchase plan).

A reconciliation of net income to non-GAAP earnings is presented below (in thousands, except per share data):

Conference Call

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SOURCE United Therapeutics Corporation

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