Genmab 2013 Annual Report

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genmab A/S (Copenhagen:GEN) today published its Annual Report for 2013. Below is a summary from the report of business progress and financial performance for the year, and financial outlook for 2014. The full report is attached as a PDF file and can be found on the investor section of the company's website,


Business Progress

Maximizing the value of ofatumumab

  • Stated objective met
  • Reported positive top-line results from Phase III study of ofatumumab in combination with chlorambucil versus chlorambucil alone in patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Continued Phase III maintenance study in CLL following interim analysis by Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC)
  • Reported positive top-line results from Phase II study of ofatumumab in combination with bendamustine in patients with untreated or relapsed CLL
  • Initiated new Phase III study of ofatumumab given subcutaneously to treat pemphigus vulgaris
  • Reported positive top-line data from a Phase II study of subcutaneous ofatumumab in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)
  • Other achievement
  • Received Br eakthrough Therapy Designation from Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Expansion of Arzerra(r) (ofatumumab)

  • Stated objective met
  • Launched in Japan, now available in all major markets around the world
  • Submitted regulatory applications to broaden label for Arzerra in US and Europe
  • FDA granted priority review for Arzerra supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA)
  • Other achievement
  • GlaxoSmithKline sales of Arzerra increased in British pounds by 25%, resulting in DKK 131 million in royalty income to Genmab

Fully exploit the potential of daratumumab

  • Stated objective met
  • Initiated new Phase II study of daratumumab as a monotherapy in double refractory multiple myeloma
  • Presented data from Phase I/II study of daratumumab in combination with lenalidomide to treat relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma
  • Announced new Phase Ib study of daratumumab in combination with backbone treatment regimens to treat front line and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma
  • Presented updated data from Phase I/II study of daratumumab in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma
  • Other achievement
  • Received first milestone from Janssen for clinical progress
  • Received Breakthrough Therapy Designation and Fast Track Designation from FDA
  • Received Orphan Drug Designations from FDA and European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Expanding our pipeline

  • Stated objective met
  • Submitted Investigational New Drug application (IND) and Clinical Trial Applications (CTAs) for HuMax(r)-TF-ADC in US and Europe
  • Initiated first Phase I study of HuMax-TF-ADC in solid tumors
  • Presented updates on HuMax-TF-ADC and DuoBody(r) platform at multiple conferences

Progressing next generation technologies

  • Stated objective met
  • Expanded DuoBody collaboration with Janssen
  • Reported first pre-clinical data for a DuoBody project in Janssen collaboration
  • Reached three milestones in Janssen DuoBody collaboration
  • Janssen activated the fourth, fifth and sixth DuoBody programs
  • Reached first development milestone in DuoBody collaboration with Novartis
  • Novartis activated second DuoBody program
  • Presented pre-clinical validation of HexaBody(tm) technology

Driving value through collaborations

  • Stated objective met
  • Roche reported Phase II inclacumab data; decided to make inclacumab available for partnering
  • River Vision Development Corporation initiated Phase II study of teprotumumab in active thyroid eye disease
  • Entered agreement with ADC Therapeutics Sarl to develop an ADC of HuMax-TAC

Disciplined expense management, reduce cash burn

  • Stated objective met
  • Reduced cash burn & lengthened cash runway
  • Improved operating result by DKK 186 million
  • Sold Minnesota manufacturing facility

Financial Performance

  • Revenue increased by DKK 179 million, 37%, from DKK 485 million in 2012 to DKK 664 million in 2013, mainly driven by higher revenue related to our daratumumab and DuoBody collaborations with Janssen, as well as Arzerra royalties.
  • Operating expenses were reduced from DKK 601 million in 2012 to DKK 594 million in 2013.
  • As the operating expenses were virtually flat, the operating result improved by DKK 186 million from a loss of DKK 117 million in 2012 to an income of DKK 69 million in 2013.
  • The net result for discontinued operation amounted to a net income of DKK 42 million in 2013.
  • 2013 year end cash position of DKK 1,557 million, compared to DKK 1,516 million as of December 31, 2012.


Income Statement (DKKM) 2014 Guidance 2013 Actual Result
Revenue 725 - 775 664
Operating expenses (600) - (650) (595)
Operating income continuing operations 90 - 160 69
Discontinued operation - 42
Cash Position (DKKM) 2014 Guidance 2013 Actual Result
Cash position beginning of year* 1,557 1,516
Cash used in operations (50) - (100) (167)
Proceeds from private placement 972 -
MN facility sale - 52
Warrant exercises - 156
Cash position at end of year* 2,400 - 2,500 1,557
*Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities

Conference Call

Genmab will hold a conference call in English to discuss the results for the full year 2013 today, Tuesday, March 4, at 6.00 pm CET, 5.00 pm GMT or noon EST. The dial in numbers are:

+1 866 682 8490 (US participants) and ask for the Genmab conference call
+44 1452 555131 (international participants) and ask for the Genmab conference call

A live and archived webcast of the call and relevant slides will be available at

About Genmab A/S

Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Founded in 1999, the company's first marketed antibody, ofatumumab (Arzerra(r)), was approved to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients who are refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab after less than eight years in development. Genmab's validated and next generation antibody technologies are expected to provide a steady stream of future product candidates. Partnering of innovative product candidates and technologies is a key focus of Genmab's strategy and the company has alliances with top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information visit


Rachel Curtis Gravesen, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
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Genmab A/S and its subsidiaries own the following trademarks: Genmab(r); the Y-shaped Genmab logo(r); Genmab in combination with the Y-shaped Genmab logo(tm); the DuoBody logo(tm); the HexaBody logo(tm); HuMax(r); HuMax-CD20(r); DuoBody(r); HexaBody(tm) and UniBody(r). Arzerra(r) is a registered trademark of the GSK group of companies.

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