ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for central nervous system disorders, today announced financial and operational results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2011.
"We are excited with our progress this quarter and especially as it relates to our efforts on tasimelteon," said Mihael Polymeropoulos, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our programs for both Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder and Major Depression continue to move Vanda forward towards our goal of becoming a global leader in the field of chronobiology and the treatment of circadian rhythm disorders."
- Vanda recorded third quarter 2011 revenue of $8.0 million including royalties of $1.2 million. Fanapt® prescriptions, as reported by IMS, reached 33,000 in the third quarter of 2011. This represents a 10% increase over second quarter 2011 prescriptions.
- The tasimelteon Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (N24HSWD or Non-24) program continues to advance with two new studies initiated to support registration and is on track for a mid 2013 New Drug Application (NDA) filing.
- The tasimelteon Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Phase IIb/III study (MAGELLAN) was initiated in September 2011. Vanda expects to report results from the MAGELLAN study in the first half of 2013.
- On October 24, 2011, Vanda announced that Bob Repella joined its management team as Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer.
THIRD QUARTER 2011 REPORTED RESULTS
Total revenues for the third quarter of 2011 were $8.0 million, compared to $7.2 million for the same period in 2010. Third quarter 2011 revenues included $1.2 million related to Fanapt® royalties received from Novartis as compared to $0.5 million for the third quarter of 2010.
Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2011 were $11.3 million, compared to $6.5 million for the third quarter of 2010. The primary driver of the higher expenses in the current quarter was the new and ongoing support of the tasimelteon Non-24 and MDD clinical studies.
A net loss of $3.1 million was recorded for the third quarter of 2011, compared to net income of $3.2 million for the third quarter of 2010. Diluted net loss per share for the third quarter of 2011 was $0.11, compared to diluted net income of $0.11 per share for the third quarter of 2010.