– Submitted New Drug Application (NDA) to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for acoramidis for the treatment of transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) based on positive results of Phase 3 ATTRibute-CM trial, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine; NDA has been accepted for review with a PDUFA date of November 29, 2024; Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for acoramidis has also been accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
– Presented additional data from ATTRibute-CM at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, demonstrating separation at Month 3 of the placebo and acoramidis time-to-first-event Kaplan-Meier curves for a composite of all-cause mortality (ACM) and cardiovascular-related hospitalization (CVH); separation was sustained through Month 30 and represents the most rapid clinical benefit on the composite endpoint of ACM and CVH in ATTR-CM patients to the Company’s knowledge
– Shared positive results of single-arm Phase 3 study of acoramidis in Japanese ATTR-CM patients, including no mortality reported over the 30 month acoramidis treatment period
– PROPEL 3, the Company’s Phase 3 study of infigratinib for achondroplasia continues to enroll with full enrollment expected in 2024; the Company has also announced a partnership granting Kyowa Kirin exclusive license on infigratinib for skeletal dysplasias in Japan in exchange for an upfront payment of $100 million, royalties up to the high twenties percent, and additional milestone-based payments
– FORTIFY, the Company’s Phase 3 study BBP-418 for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2I (LMGD2I), continues to enroll, with full enrollment of interim analysis population expected in 2024
– CALIBRATE, the Company’s Phase 3 study of encaleret for autosomal dominant hypocalcemia type 1 (ADH1) continues to enroll, with full enrollment expected in 2024 and topline data expected in 2025
– Secured up to $1.25 billion of capital from Blue Owl and CPP investments, including $500 million in cash in exchange for a 5% royalty on future global net sales of acoramidis and a $450 million credit facility from Blue Owl that refinanced existing senior secured credit, extending maturity from 2026 to 2029 subject to certain conditions
– Ended the quarter with $393 million in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term restricted cash, and $59 million of investments in equity securities
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO) (BridgeBio or the Company), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on genetic diseases and cancers, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023, and provided an update on the Company’s operations.
“Our focus this year is executing on the launch of acoramidis for patients with ATTR cardiomyopathy,” said Neil Kumar, Ph.D., founder and CEO of BridgeBio. “At the same time, we are also focused on fully enrolling three ongoing Phase 3 clinical trials by the end of 2024. Finally, we hope that reading out potentially exciting data from our Phase 1/2 trial in congenital adrenal hyperplasia later this year will let us take the next step in serving that patient community.”
BridgeBio’s key programs:
Recent Corporate Updates:
·Secured up to $1.25 billion of capital from Blue Owl and CPP Investments: The raise includes $500 million in cash from Blue Owl and CPP Investments available upon FDA approval of acoramidis in exchange for a 5% royalty on future global net sales of acoramidis, as well as a $450 million credit facility from Blue Owl that refinanced existing senior secured credit, extending maturity from 2026 to 2029 subject to certain conditions.
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results:
Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities and Short-term Restricted Cash
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term restricted cash, totaled $392.6 million as of December 31, 2023, compared to cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and short-term restricted cash of $466.2 million as of December 31, 2022. The net decrease of $73.6 million in cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and short-term restricted cash was primarily attributable to net cash used in operating activities of $527.7 million and $6.9 million in repurchase of shares to satisfy tax withholdings, primarily offset by net proceeds received of $449.8 million from various equity financings, $6.0 million from stock option exercises, and $3.4 million from common stock issuances under our employee stock purchase plan during the year ended December 31, 2023.
Revenue for the three months and year ended December 31, 2023 were $1.7 million and $9.3 million, respectively, as compared to $1.9 million and $77.6 million for the same periods in the prior year, respectively. The net decreases of $0.2 million and $68.3 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2023, respectively, compared to the same periods in the prior year, were primarily due to license revenue recognized in 2022 upon the transfer of the license in accordance with the Navire-BMS License Agreement which was entered into in May 2022.
Operating Costs and Expenses
Operating costs and expenses for the three months and year ended December 31, 2023 were $179.2 million and $616.7 million, respectively, compared to $131.1 million and $589.9 million, for the same periods in the prior year, respectively.
The overall increase of $48.1 million in operating costs and expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2023, compared to the same period in the prior year, was primarily due to an increase of $39.3 million in research and development and other expenses (R&D) to advance the Company’s pipeline of development programs, an increase of $15.7 million in selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses to support commercialization readiness efforts, offset by a decrease of $6.9 million in restructuring, impairment and related charges given that the majority of the restructuring initiatives occurred in the prior year.
The overall increase of $26.8 million in operating costs and expenses for the year ended December 31, 2023 , compared to the same period in the prior year, was primarily due to an increase of $55.2 million in R&D expenses to advance the Company’s pipeline of development programs, an increase of $7.4 million in SG&A expenses to support commercialization readiness efforts, offset by a decrease of $35.8 million in restructuring, impairment and related charges given that the majority of the restructuring initiatives occurred in the prior year.
Restructuring, impairment and related charges for the three months and year ended December 31, 2023, amounted to $0.8 million and $7.9 million, respectively. These charges primarily consisted of winding down, exit costs, and severance and employee-related costs. Restructuring, impairment and related charges for the same periods in the prior year were $7.7 million and $43.8 million, respectively. These charges primarily consisted of impairments and write-offs of long-lived assets, severance and employee-related costs, and exit and other related costs.
Stock-based compensation expenses included in operating costs and expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2023 were $37.1 million, of which $22.5 million is included in R&D expenses, and $14.6 million is included in SG&A expenses. Stock-based compensation expenses included in operating costs and expenses for the same period in the prior year were $22.6 million, of which $8.9 million is included in R&D expenses, and $13.6 million is included in SG&A expenses.
Stock-based compensation expenses included in operating costs and expenses for the year ended December 31, 2023 were $115.0 million, of which $61.6 million is included in R&D expenses, and $53.4 million is included in SG&A expenses. Stock-based compensation expenses included in operating costs and expenses for the same period in the prior year were $93.8 million, of which $38.0 million is included in R&D expenses, $54.7 million is included in SG&A expenses, and $1.2 million is included in restructuring, impairment and related charges.
“Coming off of our recent royalty financing, we find ourselves well capitalized to launch acoramidis this year alongside strong new partners who share our confidence in acoramidis’ potential in the ATTR-CM market,” said Brian Stephenson, Ph.D., CFA, Chief Financial Officer of BridgeBio. “We are excited for this launch, as well as for the continued advancement of our late stage pipeline, which we hope will allow us to serve patients with genetic diseases both directly with the advancement of those medicines towards the market as well as by diversifying our top line revenue and enabling reinvestment into the R&D and business development opportunities that will allow us to be sustainable in the long term.”
About BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.
BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (BridgeBio) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. BridgeBio’s pipeline of development programs ranges from early science to advanced clinical trials. BridgeBio was founded in 2015 and its team of experienced drug discoverers, developers and innovators are committed to applying advances in genetic medicine to help patients as quickly as possible. For more information visit bridgebio.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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