|Paratek Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter 2023 Revenue of $40.0 Million|
-- NUZYRA® (omadacycline) Net U.S. Sales of $33.8 Million from the Core Commercial Business, a 35% Increase Over Second Quarter 2022
--Previously Announced Agreement to be Acquired by Gurnet Point Capital and Novo Holdings A/S; Transaction Expected to Close in the Third Quarter
BOSTON, Aug. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRTK), ("Paratek" or "the Company"), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel life-saving therapies for life-threatening diseases and other public health threats for civilian, government and military use, today reported financial results and provided an update on corporate activities for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.
Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results
Total revenue for the second quarter of 2023 was $40.0 million compared to $29.6 million for the same period in the prior year. Total revenue for the second quarter of 2023 was comprised of the following:
Research and development ("R&D") expenses were $8.8 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $7.6 million for the same period in the prior year.
Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses were $36.3 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $30.3 million for the same period in the year. The increase in SG&A expenses is primarily the result of costs incurred in connection with the potential acquisition of Paratek by Gurnet Point and Novo Holdings.
Paratek reported a net loss of $14.6 million, or $(0.25) per share, for the second quarter of 2023, compared to a net loss of $17.7 million, or $(0.33) per share, for the same period in the prior year.
Paratek had cash and cash equivalents of $42.7 million as of June 30, 2023. Based upon the Company's current operating plan, if it is unable to consummate the merger with Gurnet Point and Novo Holdings, as described below, there is substantial doubt about the Company's ability to operate as a going concern.
Proposed Gurnet Point Capital and Novo Holdings A/S Transaction
On June 6, 2023, Paratek announced it entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Gurnet Point Capital ("Gurnet Point") and Novo Holdings A/S ("Novo Holdings") in a transaction valued at approximately $462 million, including the assumption of debt and assuming full payment of a Contingent Value Right ("CVR"). Debt financing of $175 million for this transaction will be provided by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, Gurnet Point, a leading healthcare investment firm, and Novo Holdings, a holding and investment company responsible for managing the assets and wealth of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, will acquire all outstanding shares of Paratek for $2.15 per share in cash at close, plus a CVR of $0.85 per share payable upon the achievement of $320 million in U.S. NUZYRA net sales (excluding certain permitted deductions, payments under Paratek's contract with ASPR-BARDA, certain government payments and certain royalty revenue) in any calendar year ending on or prior to December 31, 2026.
The transaction, which the Paratek Board of Directors has unanimously approved, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Paratek shareholders and receipt of regulatory approvals. Following completion, Paratek will become a private company and will no longer be subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor be traded on Nasdaq Global Market.
Due to the pending transaction, Paratek will not host a conference call to discuss its quarterly financial results or comment on its financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2023.
About Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel life-saving therapies for life-threatening diseases or other public health threats for civilian, government and military use.
The company's lead commercial product, NUZYRA® (omadacycline), is a once-daily oral and intravenous antibiotic available in the United States for the treatment of adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Paratek has a collaboration agreement with Zai Lab for the development and commercialization of omadacycline in the greater China region and retains all remaining global rights.
Paratek is also conducting a Phase 2b study with NUZYRA in a rare disease, nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary disease, caused by Mycobacterium abscessus complex. Paratek estimates this opportunity represents a potential $1 billion addressable market in the United States.
Paratek exclusively licensed U.S. rights and rights to the greater China territory for SEYSARA® (sarecycline), a once-daily oral therapy for the treatment of moderate to severe acne vulgaris, to Almirall, LLC. Paratek retains the development and commercialization rights for sarecycline in the rest of the world.
In 2019, Paratek was awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), now valued at up to $304 million, to support the development and U.S.-based manufacturing of NUZYRA for pulmonary anthrax.
NUZYRA® (omadacycline) is a novel antibiotic with both once-daily oral and intravenous (IV) formulations for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). A modernized tetracycline, NUZYRA is specifically designed to overcome tetracycline resistance and exhibits activity across a spectrum of bacteria, including Gram-positive, Gram-negative, atypicals and other drug-resistant strains.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including statements related to the expected timing of closing of our sale to Gurnet Point and Novo Holdings, our overall strategy, products, prospects, potential and expected results, including statements about our expectations regarding the Company's future growth and performance, revenue and operating expense projections, our ability to continue to execute and deliver on our BARDA contract, the status of our NTM development program, and our ability to operate as a going concern.
All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release are forward-looking statements, and are identified by words such as "expect," "anticipate," "continue," "will" and other words and terms of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. We may not actually achieve the plans, carry out the intentions or meet the expectations or projections disclosed in our forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Our actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those included in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties. These and other risk factors are discussed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein.
PARATEK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
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