Seattle Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Posted: August 9, 2012 at 6:17 am


Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company also highlighted progress with ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) commercialization activities, ongoing and planned clinical trials and upcoming milestones.

As the leader in developing antibody-drug conjugate therapies, we along with our many collaborators are using our technology to change the way cancer is treated, said Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer at Seattle Genetics. We remain focused on making ADCETRIS available to patients, and we are delivering on this priority both through continued commercial initiatives for patients in the labeled indications, as well as through our robust clinical development of ADCETRIS in earlier lines of therapy and other CD30-positive malignancies. We are also focused on advancing our robust pipeline of ADC candidates and leveraging our ADC technology in collaborations to further advance the treatment of cancer.

Recent ADCETRIS Highlights

Other Recent Highlights

Upcoming Milestones

Second Quarter and First Six Months 2012 Financial Results

Revenues in the second quarter of 2012 were $48.8 million, compared to $13.1 million in the second quarter of 2011. Revenues for the six month period ended June 30, 2012 were $97.1 million, compared to $25.2 million in 2011. Revenues in 2012 include ADCETRIS net product sales of $34.7 million in the second quarter and $69.2 million for the year to date. Second quarter revenues in 2012 include ADCETRIS royalty revenues of $1.2 million related to sales of ADCETRIS by Millennium under its international named patient program. Revenues also reflect amounts earned under the companys ADCETRIS and ADC collaborations, which increased approximately 6 percent for the year-to-date in 2012 compared to 2011.

Total costs and expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $66.1 million, compared to $64.8 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the first six months of 2012, total costs and expenses were $129.9 million, compared to $110.0 million in the first six months of 2011. The planned increases in 2012 costs and expenses were primarily driven by ADCETRIS commercialization and research and clinical development activities in addition to research and development of the companys other ADC pipeline programs.

Under the ADCETRIS collaboration with Millennium, development costs incurred by Seattle Genetics are included in research and development expense. Joint development costs are co-funded by Millennium on a 50:50 basis. Reimbursement payments received from Millennium are recognized as revenue over the development period of the collaboration along with other development payments received, including the upfront payment and milestone payments. Seattle Genetics co-funds development activities performed by Millennium under the collaboration, which reduces the amount of reimbursement payments received from Millennium.

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Seattle Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

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