Horizon Pharma plc Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results

-- Fourth-Quarter 2017 Net Sales of $274.2 Million;
Fourth-Quarter 2017 Net Loss of $46.4 Million; Adjusted EBITDA of $102.7 Million --

-- Fourth-Quarter 2017 Operating Cash Flow of $143.2 Million;
Fourth-Quarter 2017 Non-GAAP Operating Cash Flow of $157.9 Million --

-- Full-Year 2017 Net Sales of $1.056 Billion;
Full-Year 2017 Net Loss of $410.5 Million; Adjusted EBITDA of $389.7 Million --

-- Full-Year 2017 Operating Cash Flow of $280.2 Million;
Full-Year 2017 Non-GAAP Operating Cash Flow of $393.1 Million;
Year-End 2017 Cash Balance of $751.4 Million --

-- Full-Year 2017 Net Sales of Rare Disease Medicines Increased 60 Percent from Full-Year 2016
and Represented 59 Percent of Total 2017 Net Sales --

-- Full-Year 2018 Net Sales Guidance of $1.150 Billion to $1.180 Billion;
Full-Year 2018 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance of $370 Million to $395 Million,
Reflecting Significant Investment in Future Growth Drivers --

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ:HZNP) announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 financial results today. The Company also provided its full-year 2018 net sales and adjusted EBITDA guidance.

“Our rare disease medicines generated better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, with net sales increasing 60 percent for the full year, underscoring the value of our diversification initiatives over the last several years,” said Timothy P. Walbert, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Horizon Pharma plc. “We made significant progress in 2017, doubling the KRYSTEXXA commercial organization and expanding our pipeline with the acquisition of teprotumumab, our late-stage fully human monoclonal antibody candidate for the treatment of thyroid eye disease.”

Added Walbert, “In 2018, we expect continued strong performance of our rare disease medicines, and we are advancing our strategy to build a pipeline of clinically differentiated medicines and maximize the growth of KRYSTEXXA. We are increasing our investment in R&D to support our Phase 3 confirmatory teprotumumab trial and new rheumatology development programs, as well as investing further in KRYSTEXXA to support our significant growth expectations. These investments, combined with our focus on commercial execution, position us well for strong and sustainable long-term growth.”

Financial Highlights
(in millions except for per share amounts and percentages) Q4 17 Q4 16 % Change FY 17 FY 16 % Change
Net sales (1) $274.2 $310.3 (12) $1,056.2 $981.1 8
Non-GAAP adjusted net sales (1) 274.2 310.3 (12) 1,056.2 1,046.1 1
Net loss (46.4) (130.5) 64 (410.5) (166.8) (146)
Non-GAAP net income 48.4 106.4 (55) 194.8 354.4 (45)
Adjusted EBITDA 102.7 136.4 (25) 389.7 470.7 (17)
Net loss per share - diluted (0.28) (0.81) 65 (2.52) (1.04) (142)
Non-GAAP earnings per share - diluted 0.29 0.64 (55) 1.18 2.16 (45)


(1) On Sept. 26, 2016, Horizon Pharma agreed to pay Express Scripts $65 million as part of a litigation settlement, which was recorded as a one-time reduction to GAAP net sales for the full-year 2016 in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The exclusion of the $65 million settlement from GAAP net sales is the only adjustment reflected in full-year 2016 non-GAAP adjusted net sales.

Fourth-Quarter and Recent Company Highlights

  • Total Net Sales: Fourth-quarter net sales were $274.2 million, driven by continued strong growth from the Company’s orphan and rheumatology business units.
  • Rare Disease Medicines Net Sales: Fourth-quarter net sales of medicines for rare diseases, which include KRYSTEXXA®, RAVICTI®, PROCYSBI®, ACTIMMUNE®, BUPHENYL® and QUINSAIR™, increased 36 percent year over year and represented 58 percent of fourth-quarter 2017 total net sales compared to 38 percent of fourth-quarter 2016 non-GAAP net sales. Net sales of KRYSTEXXA, one of the Company’s key growth drivers, increased 48 percent year over year.
  • New Head of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer: Shao-Lee Lin, M.D., Ph.D., joined Horizon Pharma in January 2018 as executive vice president, head of research and development (R&D) and chief scientific officer. Dr. Lin is an accomplished pharmaceutical executive, physician and scientist with more than 20 years of academic and clinical research experience and will accelerate the development of a robust pipeline to drive the Company’s next phase of growth.
  • Orphan Pipeline: In late 2017, the first patient was enrolled in the Phase 3 confirmatory clinical trial for teprotumumab, the Company’s fully human monoclonal antibody IGF-1R-inhibitor being studied for the treatment of thyroid eye disease (TED), a rare eye disease.
  • Rheumatology Pipeline: In January 2018, the Company announced two next-generation uncontrolled gout development programs to support and sustain the Company’s market leadership in uncontrolled gout (chronic gout that is refractory to conventional therapies). HZN-002, a novel dexamethasone conjugate, was also added to the pipeline.
  • RAVICTI: In late February 2018, the Company submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the age range for chronic management of urea cycle disorders (UCDs) to birth and older from the current age range of two months of age and older.
  • PROCYSBI: In December 2017, the Company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to expand the age range to include children one year of age and older living with nephropathic cystinosis.

Clinical Development Update

Orphan Candidates and Programs:

Teprotumumab: In late 2017, the Company announced enrollment of the first patient in the teprotumumab Phase 3 confirmatory clinical trial. Titled OPTIC (Treatment of Graves’ Orbitopathy (Thyroid Eye Disease) to Reduce Proptosis with Teprotumumab Infusions in a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Study), the pivotal confirmatory study will evaluate teprotumumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe active TED. The study is expected to enroll 76 patients across the United States, Germany and Italy.

In early January 2018, following additional analysis of the addressable TED patient population and market opportunity for teprotumumab in the United States, the Company increased its estimated peak annual net sales expectation to more than $750 million from more than $250 million, assuming U.S. FDA approval.

ACTIMMUNE: Three investigator-initiated cancer-combination trials with ACTIMMUNE continue to advance. These studies are evaluating cancer treatment therapies for advanced breast cancer patients, cutaneous T-Cell lymphoma and certain other cancerous solid tumors.

Rheumatology Pipeline Candidates and Programs:

In early January 2018, the Company announced several developments in its growing rheumatology pipeline, designed to enhance KRYSTEXXA and the Company’s market leadership in uncontrolled gout, as well as augment its rheumatology business unit.

HZN-003: A potential next-generation biologic for uncontrolled gout, HZN-003 is a pre-clinical, genetically engineered uricase derivative with optimized uricase and optimized PEGylation technology that has the potential to improve the response rate to the biologic as well as patient convenience through subcutaneous dosing.

PASylated Uricase Technology: The Company recently entered into a collaboration agreement with XL-protein GmbH to identify clinical-stage product candidates that could use PASylation technology to construct a next-generation gout biologic. The intention is to extend the half-life of uricase to improve the response rate of the biologic as well as patient convenience through subcutaneous dosing.

HZN-002: HZN-002 is a pre-clinical, novel dexamethasone conjugate and has potential to address inflammatory diseases through its targeted delivery technology.

In addition to the rheumatology development programs, two investigator-initiated trials will evaluate the use of immunomodulatory therapies to enhance the response rate for KRYSTEXXA. The studies will use two different immunomodulators that are commonly used by rheumatologists.

RECIPE Investigator-Initiated Trial: The REduCing Immunogenicity to PegloticasE (RECIPE) study will evaluate the use of the immunomodulator mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) with KRYSTEXXA to improve the response rate to the medicine. The study is a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial designed to evaluate if a 12-week course of immunomodulating therapy with daily MMF can safely and meaningfully prevent the incidence of an immune response to KRYSTEXXA.

TRIPLE Investigator-Initiated Trial: The Tolerization Reduces Intolerance to Pegloticase and Prolongs the Urate Lowering Effect (TRIPLE) study will evaluate the use of the immunomodulator azathioprine with KRYSTEXXA to improve the response rate to the medicine. An exploratory, open-label adaptive trial with multiple patient cohorts, TRIPLE will include a cohort to evaluate the impact of adding the immunomodulator azathioprine for a two-week run-in period, followed by daily azathioprine and KRYSTEXXA every 2 weeks for a total of 13 doses.

Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Business Unit Net Sales Results

(in millions except for percentages)Q4 17 Q4 16 % Change FY 17 FY 16
% Change
Orphan$116.6 $88.1 32 $466.8 $299.3 56
RAVICTI®51.9 32.9 57 193.9 151.5 28
PROCYSBI®(1)(2)33.2 25.3 31 137.7 25.3 445
ACTIMMUNE®26.8 24.2 11 111.0 104.6 6
BUPHENYL®4.6 4.7 (3) 20.8 16.9 23
QUINSAIR™(1)(2)0.1 1.0 (87) 3.4 1.0 231
Rheumatology61.4 41.6 48 214.0 142.7 50
KRYSTEXXA®43.8 29.5 48 156.5 91.1 72
RAYOS®15.6 11.3 38 52.1 47.4 10
LODOTRA®2.0 0.8 148 5.4 4.2 29
Primary Care96.2 180.6 (47) 375.4 604.1 (38)
PENNSAID® 2% 50.0 96.6 (48) 191.0 304.4 (37)
DUEXIS®28.2 50.9 (45) 121.2 173.7 (30)
VIMOVO® 16.6 31.6 (47) 57.7 121.3 (52)
MIGERGOT®1.5 1.5 1 5.5 4.7 18
Litigation settlement(3)- - - - (65.0) (100)
Total GAAP net sales(3)$274.2 $310.3 (12) $1,056.2 $981.1 8
Total non-GAAP adjusted net sales(3)$274.2 $310.3 (12) $1,056.2 $1,046.1 1


(1) PROCYSBI and QUINSAIR were acquired on Oct. 25, 2016.
(2) On June 23, 2017, Horizon Pharma completed the divestiture of a European subsidiary that owned the marketing rights to PROCSYBI and QUINSAIR in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. Horizon Pharma retains marketing rights for the two medicines in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Asia.
(3) On Sept. 26, 2016, Horizon Pharma agreed to pay Express Scripts $65 million as part of a litigation settlement, which was recorded as a one-time reduction to GAAP net sales for the full-year 2016 in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The exclusion of the $65 million settlement from GAAP net sales is the only adjustment reflected in full-year 2016 non-GAAP adjusted net sales.

  • Orphan Business Unit: Fourth-quarter net sales for the orphan business unit were $116.6 million, an increase of 32 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.

    RAVICTI net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were $51.9 million, an increase of 57 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. The results were driven by continued conversion from older-generation nitrogen-scavenger therapies, as well as the addition of treatment-naïve patients, in part due to the April 2017 update of the RAVICTI label, which expanded the use of the medicine to patients older than two months of age, from two years of age and older.

    PROCYSBI net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were $33.2 million. PROCYSBI net sales no longer include revenues from the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions following the sale of those geographic marketing rights to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. in June 2017. In October 2017, the Company launched PROCYSBI in Canada, and it is the only cystine-depleting agent approved in Canada for treatment of nephropathic cystinosis.

    ACTIMMUNE net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were $26.8 million.
  • Rheumatology Business Unit: Fourth-quarter net sales for the rheumatology business unit were $61.4 million, an increase of 48 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.

    KRYSTEXXA net sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 were $43.8 million, an increase of 48 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. The increase was driven by continued strong year-over-year vial demand and does not reflect any material benefit from the recently expanded commercial organization, described below.

    During the fourth quarter, the Company completed the expansion of its rheumatology business unit to nearly 200 employees from more than 100 to increase awareness of uncontrolled gout among physicians and patients, given the clear unmet need that exists for thousands of people with uncontrolled gout. The objective of the expansion is to reach more physicians – both rheumatologists and now nephrologists, kidney specialists who also treat gout. Given the significant commercial expansion, and following additional analysis of the addressable patient population and market opportunities for KRYSTEXXA, in January 2018, the Company announced that it increased its estimated peak annual net sales expectations for KRYSTEXXA to more than $750 million from more than $400 million.
  • Primary Care Business Unit: Fourth-quarter net sales for the primary care business unit were $96.2 million, a decrease of 47 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, in line with expectations and due to the impact of the Company’s new contracting model with pharmacy benefit managers that was implemented in 2017.

Fourth-Quarter 2017 Financial Results
Note: For additional detail and reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please refer to the tables at the end of this release.

  • Gross Profit: Under U.S. GAAP, the fourth-quarter 2017 gross profit ratio was 44.8 percent compared to 51.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. The non-GAAP gross profit ratio in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 89.3 percent compared to 91.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Operating Expenses: In the fourth-quarter 2017, total operating expenses were 72.3 percent of net sales on a GAAP basis and 51.7 percent of net sales on a non-GAAP basis. R&D expenses were 11.3 percent of net sales on a GAAP basis and 5.6 percent of net sales on a non-GAAP basis. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were 61.1 percent of net sales on a GAAP basis and 46.1 percent of net sales on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Income Tax Rate: The income tax rate in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 56.6 percent on a GAAP basis and 37.6 percent on a non-GAAP basis, including a one-time tax benefit associated with adjusting deferred tax balances as a result of U.S. tax legislation enacted in December 2017.
  • Net (Loss) Income: The Company generated a net loss of $46.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP net income was $48.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $102.7 million.
  • Earnings (Loss) per Share: On a GAAP basis, fourth-quarter 2017 diluted loss per share was $0.28, compared with diluted loss per share of $0.81 in the fourth quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 2016 were $0.29 and $0.64, respectively. Weighted average shares outstanding used for calculating GAAP diluted loss per share and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2017 were 164.0 million and 166.9 million, respectively.

Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Fourth-quarter 2017 operating cash flow was $143.2 million on a GAAP basis and $157.9 million on a non-GAAP basis.
  • As of Dec. 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $751.4 million.
  • As of Dec. 31, 2017, total principal amount of debt outstanding was $2.021 billion, which was composed of $846 million in senior secured term loans due 2024; $475 million senior notes due 2023; $300 million senior notes due 2024; and $400 million exchangeable senior notes due 2022. As of Dec. 31, 2017, net debt was $1.269 billion, and the net debt to last-12-months adjusted EBITDA leverage ratio was 3.3 times.

Horizon Pharma Provides 2018 Guidance

The Company expects full-year 2018 net sales to range between $1.150 billion and $1.180 billion, driven by strong growth in its orphan and rheumatology business units. The Company continues to expect full-year 2018 net sales growth for KRYSTEXXA of more than 50 percent. This projection incorporates assumptions of strong vial growth, the positive impact of the recently expanded KRYSTEXXA commercial organization, as well as the potential impact of a July 1, 2018, implementation of a U.S. government rule related to 340B entity drug pricing.

Full-year 2018 adjusted EBITDA is expected to range between $370 million and $395 million, reflecting the Company’s increased level of investment in 2018 in its pipeline, including teprotumumab Phase 3 clinical trial and commercial manufacturing costs, as well as incremental promotional investment in KRYSTEXXA. A higher level of R&D and SG&A investment is anticipated in the first half of 2018.

Webcast

At 8 a.m. EST / 1 p.m. IST today, the Company will host a live webcast to review its financial and operating results and provide a general business update. The live webcast and a replay may be accessed at http://ir.horizon-pharma.com. Please connect to the Company's website at least 15 minutes prior to the live webcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast. A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the live webcast.

About Horizon Pharma plc
Horizon Pharma plc is focused on researching, developing and commercializing innovative medicines that address unmet treatment needs for rare and rheumatic diseases. By fostering a growing pipeline of medicines in development and exploring all potential uses for currently marketed medicines, we strive to make a powerful difference for patients, their caregivers and physicians. For us, it’s personal: by living up to our own potential, we are helping others live up to theirs. For more information, please visit www.horizonpharma.com. Follow @HZNPplc on Twitter, like us on Facebook or explore career opportunities on LinkedIn.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and adjusted EBITDA are used and provided by Horizon Pharma as non-GAAP financial measures. Horizon Pharma provides certain other financial measures such as non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net sales, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, non-GAAP gross profit and gross profit ratio, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP tax rate and non-GAAP operating cash flow, each of which include adjustments to GAAP figures. These non-GAAP measures are intended to provide additional information on Horizon Pharma’s performance, operations, expenses, profitability and cash flows. Adjustments to Horizon Pharma's GAAP figures as well as EBITDA exclude acquisition/ divestiture-related expenses, charges related to the discontinuation of ACTIMMUNE development for Friedreich’s ataxia, gain from divestiture, an upfront fee for a license of a patent, a litigation settlement, loss on debt extinguishment, costs of debt refinancing, drug manufacturing harmonization costs, restructuring and realignment costs, as well as non-cash items such as share-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, royalty accretion, non-cash interest expense, intangible and other non-current asset impairment charges, impacts of contingent royalty liability remeasurements and other non-cash adjustments. Certain other special items or substantive events may also be included in the non-GAAP adjustments periodically when their magnitude is significant within the periods incurred. Horizon maintains an established non-GAAP cost policy that guides the determination of what costs will be excluded in non-GAAP measures. Horizon Pharma believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with the GAAP figures, can enhance an overall understanding of Horizon Pharma's financial and operating performance. The non-GAAP financial measures are included with the intent of providing investors with a more complete understanding of the Company’s historical and expected 2018 financial results and trends and to facilitate comparisons between periods and with respect to projected information. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are among the indicators Horizon Pharma's management uses for planning and forecasting purposes and measuring the Company's performance. For example, adjusted EBITDA is used by Horizon Pharma as one measure of management performance under certain incentive compensation arrangements. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Horizon Pharma has not provided a reconciliation of its full-year 2018 adjusted EBITDA outlook to an expected net income (loss) outlook because certain items such as acquisition/divestiture-related expenses and share-based compensation that are a component of net income (loss) cannot be reasonably projected due to the significant impact of changes in Horizon Pharma's stock price, the variability associated with the size or timing of acquisitions/divestitures and other factors. These components of net income (loss) could significantly impact Horizon Pharma’s actual net income (loss).

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to Horizon Pharma's full-year 2018 net sales and adjusted EBITDA guidance, expected growth of certain medicines, estimated peak annual net sales of certain of Horizon Pharma’s medicines and pipeline candidates, expected financial performance in future periods, expected timing and scope of clinical trials, including the Phase 3 clinical trial of teprotumumab and TRIPLE clinical trial of KRYSTEXXA, expected increases in investment in Horizon Pharma’s rare disease medicine pipeline and the impact thereof, potential market opportunity for Horizon Pharma’s medicines in approved and potential additional indications, and business and other statements that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are based on Horizon Pharma's current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks that Horizon Pharma’s actual future financial and operating results may differ from its expectations or goals; Horizon Pharma’s ability to grow net sales from existing products; the availability of coverage and adequate reimbursement and pricing from government and third-party payers and risks relating to Horizon Pharma’s ability to successfully implement its business strategies; risks inherent in developing novel medicine candidates, such as teprotumumab, and existing medicines for new indications; risks related to acquisition integration and achieving projected benefits; risks associated with regulatory approvals; risks in the ability to recruit, train and retain qualified personnel; competition, including potential generic competition; the ability to protect intellectual property and defend patents; regulatory obligations and oversight, including any changes in the legal and regulatory environment in which Horizon Pharma operates and those risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Horizon Pharma's filings and reports with the SEC. Horizon Pharma undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information.

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Horizon Pharma plc
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2017
2016
2017 2016
(Unaudited)
Net sales $274,219 $310,349 $1,056,231 $981,120
Cost of goods sold 151,492 149,751 546,275 393,272
Gross profit 122,727 160,598 509,956 587,848
OPERATING EXPENSES:
Research and development 30,872 23,961 224,962 60,707
Selling, general and administrative 167,423 200,745 677,363 608,308
Impairment of in-process research and development - 66,000 - 66,000
Total operating expenses 198,295 290,706 902,325 735,015
Operating loss (75,568) (130,108) (392,369) (147,167)
OTHER EXPENSE, NET:
Interest expense, net (31,226) (28,858) (126,523) (86,610)
Foreign exchange loss (427) (739) (260) (1,005)
Gain on divestiture 299 - 6,267 -
Loss on debt extinguishment (446) - (978) -
Other income (expense), net 309 (142) 588 6,697
Total other expense, net (31,491) (29,739) (120,906) (80,918)
Loss before benefit for income taxes (107,059) (159,847) (513,275) (228,085)
Benefit for income taxes (60,611) (29,305) (102,749) (61,251)
Net loss $(46,448) $(130,542) $(410,526) $(166,834)
Net loss per ordinary share - basic and diluted $(0.28) $(0.81) $(2.52) $(1.04)
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - basic and diluted 164,048,823 161,375,647 163,122,663 160,699,543


Horizon Pharma plc
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
As of
December 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $751,368 $509,055
Restricted cash 6,529 7,095
Accounts receivable, net 367,351 305,725
Inventories, net 61,655 174,788
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 43,402 49,619
Total current assets 1,230,305 1,046,282
Property and equipment, net 20,405 23,484
Developed technology, net 2,443,949 2,767,184
Other intangible assets, net 5,441 6,251
Goodwill 426,441 445,579
Deferred tax assets, net 3,470 911
Other assets 36,081 2,368
Total assets $4,166,092 $4,292,059
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Long-term debt—current portion $10,625 $7,750
Accounts payable 34,681 52,479
Accrued expenses 137,834 182,765
Accrued trade discounts and rebates 501,753 297,556
Accrued royalties—current portion 65,328 61,981
Deferred revenues—current portion 6,885 3,321
Total current liabilities 757,106 605,852
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
Exchangeable notes, net 314,384 298,002
Long-term debt, net, net of current 1,576,646 1,501,741
Accrued royalties, net of current 291,185 272,293
Deferred revenues, net of current 9,713 7,763
Deferred tax liabilities, net 157,945 296,568
Other long-term liabilities 68,015 46,061
Total long-term liabilities 2,417,888 2,422,428
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:
Ordinary shares, $0.0001 nominal value; 300,000,000 shares authorized;
164,785,083 and 162,004,956 shares issued at December 31, 2017, and
December 31, 2016, respectively, and 164,400,717 and 161,620,590 shares
outstanding at December 31, 2017, and December 31, 2016, respectively 16 16
Treasury stock, 384,366 ordinary shares at December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 (4,585) (4,585)
Additional paid-in capital 2,248,979 2,119,455
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (983) (3,086)
Accumulated deficit (1,252,329) (848,021)
Total shareholders' equity 991,098 1,263,779
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $4,166,092 $4,292,059


Horizon Pharma plc
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended December 31,
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2017 2016 2017 2016
(Unaudited)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net loss$(46,448) $(130,542) $(410,526) $(166,834)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities
Depreciation and amortization expense70,261 67,372 283,415 221,837
Equity-settled share-based compensation33,628 29,008 125,019 113,019
Royalty accretion12,848 11,854 51,263 40,616
Royalty liability remeasurement24,718 386 21,774 386
Acquired in-process research and development expense10,402 - 159,171 -
Gain on divestiture(299) - (2,934) -
Deferred income taxes(69,242) (30,402) (132,231) (65,561)
Loss on debt extinguishment446 - 834 -
Payments related to term loan refinancing(48) - (3,988) -
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs5,756 5,077 21,619 18,546
Impairment of non-current asset- 5,260 22,270 5,260
Impairment of in-process research and development- 66,000 - 66,000
Foreign exchange and other adjustments54 152 (1,466) 420
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable23,333 74,952 (61,828) (67,496)
Inventories24,889 43,791 108,371 67,633
Prepaid expenses and other current assets9,545 (7,401) 5,110 (28,239)
Accounts payable1,893 (17,630) (16,521) 32,065
Accrued trade discounts and rebates66,026 29,372 205,487 112,381
Accrued expenses and accrued royalties(45,526) (15,728) (104,819) 13,854
Deferred revenues698 1,557 4,468 1,114
Other non-current assets and liabilities20,279 6,107 5,720 4,455
Net cash provided by operating activities143,213 139,185 280,208 369,456
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired1,598 (835,866) (167,220) (1,356,271)
Proceeds from divestiture, net of cash divested299 - 69,371 -
Purchases of property and equipment(303) (1,115) (4,334) (15,731)
Change in restricted cash(4) (468) 564 (3,879)
Net cash used in investing activities1,590 (837,449) (101,619) (1,375,881)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Net proceeds from term loans845,744 364,297 1,693,512 364,297
Repayment of term loans(847,827) (1,000) (1,618,617) (4,000)
Payment of contingent consideration(20,000) - (20,000) -
Repurchase of ordinary shares- - (992) -
Proceeds from the issuance of ordinary shares in connection with warrant exercises- 8 1,789 8
Proceeds from the issuance of ordinary shares through an employee share purchase plan3,226 3,305 7,082 6,540
Proceeds from the issuance of ordinary shares in connection with stock option exercises405 491 2,167 3,875
Payment of employee withholding taxes relating to share-based awards(893) (230) (6,533) (5,539)
Net Proceeds from the issuance of 2024 Senior Notes- 291,893 - 291,893
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities(19,345) 658,764 58,408 657,074
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents950 (748) 5,316 (1,210)
Net increase (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents126,408 (40,248) 242,313 (350,561)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the year624,960 549,303 509,055 859,616
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the year$ 751,368 $ 509,055 $ 751,368 $ 509,055


Horizon Pharma plc
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
Net Income and Earnings Per Share (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2017 2016 2017 2016
GAAP net loss $ (46,448) $ (130,542) $ (410,526) $ (166,834)
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Remeasurement of royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations 24,718 386 21,774 386
Acquisition/divestiture-related costs 8,050 36,418 177,035 52,874
Restructuring and realignment costs (20) - 4,883 -
Amortization, accretion and inventory step-up:
Intangible amortization expense 68,666 65,676 276,784 216,875
Accretion of royalty liabilities 12,848 11,854 51,263 40,616
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs 5,756 5,077 21,619 18,546
Inventory step-up expense 23,492 43,284 119,151 71,137
Share-based compensation 33,618 29,223 121,553 114,144
Depreciation expense 1,595 1,696 6,631 4,962
Gain on divestiture (299) - (6,267) -
Charges relating to discontinuation of the Friedreich's ataxia program 4,458 23,513 22,509 23,513
Drug substance harmonization costs (47) - 10,651 -
Upfront and milestone payments related to license agreements 12,186 - 12,186 2,000
Fees related to term loan refinancings 1,106 - 5,220 -
Loss on debt extinguishment 446 - 978 -
Royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations (12,033) (10,434) (47,003) (37,593)
Litigation settlement - - - 65,000
Impairment of in-process research and development - 66,000 - 66,000
Reversal of pre-acquisition reserve upon signing of contract - - - (6,900)
Total of pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments 184,540 272,693 798,967 631,560
Income tax effect of pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments (14,781) (35,772) (118,704) (110,290)
Other non-GAAP income tax adjustments (74,939) - (74,939) -
Total of non-GAAP adjustments 94,820 236,921 605,324 521,270
Non-GAAP Net Income $ 48,372 $ 106,379 $ 194,798 $ 354,436
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share:
Weighted average shares - Basic 164,048,823 161,375,647 163,122,663 160,699,543
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share - Basic:
GAAP loss per share - Basic (0.28) (0.81) (2.52) (1.04)
Non-GAAP adjustments 0.57 1.47 3.71 3.25
Non-GAAP earnings per share - Basic 0.29 0.66 1.19 2.21
Weighted average shares - Diluted
Weighted average shares - Basic 164,048,823 161,375,647 163,122,663 160,699,543
Ordinary share equivalents 2,807,459 3,692,325 2,582,576 3,626,570
Weighted average shares - Diluted 166,856,282 165,067,972 165,705,239 164,326,113
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share - Diluted
GAAP loss per share - Diluted (0.28) (0.81) (2.52) (1.04)
Non-GAAP adjustments 0.57 1.47 3.71 3.25
Diluted earnings per share effect of ordinary share equivalents - (0.02) (0.01) (0.05)
Non-GAAP earnings per share - Diluted 0.29 0.64 1.18 2.16


Horizon Pharma plc
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
EBITDA, Gross Profit and Operating Cash Flow (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except percentages)
Three Months Ended December 31,
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2017 2016 2017 2016
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:
GAAP net loss $ (46,448) $ (130,542) $ (410,526) $ (166,834)
Depreciation 1,595 1,696 6,631 4,962
Amortization, accretion and inventory step-up:
Intangible amortization expense 68,666 65,676 276,784 216,875
Accretion of royalty liabilities 12,848 11,854 51,263 40,616
Amortization of deferred revenue (224) (205) (860) (836)
Inventory step-up expense 23,492 43,284 119,151 71,137
Interest expense, net (including amortization of
debt discount and deferred financing costs) 31,226 28,858 126,523 86,610
Benefit for income taxes (60,611) (29,305) (102,749) (61,251)
EBITDA $ 30,544 $ (8,684) $ 66,217 $ 191,279
Other non-GAAP adjustments:
Remeasurement of royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations 24,718 386 21,774 386
Acquisition/divestiture-related costs 8,050 36,418 177,035 52,874
Restructuring and realignment costs (20) - 4,883 -
Gain on divestiture (299) - (6,267) -
Loss on debt extinguishment 446 - 978 -
Fees related to term loan refinancings 1,106 - 5,220 -
Share-based compensation 33,618 29,223 121,553 114,144
Litigation settlement - - - 65,000
Reversal of pre-acquisition reserve upon signing of contract - - - (6,900)
Impairment of in-process research and development - 66,000 - 66,000
Charges relating to discontinuation of the Friedreich's ataxia program 4,458 23,513 22,509 23,513
Upfront and milestone payments related to license agreements 12,186 - 12,186 2,000
Drug substance harmonization costs (47) - 10,651 -
Royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations (12,033) (10,434) (47,003) (37,593)
Total of other non-GAAP adjustments 72,183 145,106 323,519 279,424
Adjusted EBITDA $ 102,727 $ 136,422 $ 389,736 $ 470,703
Non-GAAP Gross Profit:
GAAP net sales $ 274,219 $ 310,349 $ 1,056,231 $ 981,120
Litigation settlement - - - 65,000
Non-GAAP adjusted net sales $ 274,219 $ 310,349 $ 1,056,231 $ 1,046,120
GAAP gross profit $ 122,727 $ 160,598 $ 509,956 $ 587,848
Non-GAAP gross profit adjustments:
Acquisition/divestiture-related costs 19 (464) 147 (10)
Share-based compensation 773 26 2,469 26
Remeasurement of royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations 24,039 386 21,095 386
Intangible amortization expense 68,463 65,473 275,974 216,065
Accretion of royalty liabilities 12,848 11,854 51,263 40,616
Inventory step-up expense 23,492 43,284 119,151 71,137
Depreciation 181 166 729 486
Litigation settlement - - - 65,000
Charges relating to discontinuation of Friedreich's ataxia program 4,458 14,287 1,744 14,287
Drug substance harmonization costs (47) - 10,651 -
Royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations (12,033) (10,434) (47,003) (37,593)
Total of Non-GAAP adjustments 122,193 124,578 436,220 370,400
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 244,920 $ 285,176 $ 946,176 $ 958,248
GAAP gross profit % 44.8% 51.7% 48.3% 59.9%
Non-GAAP gross profit % 89.3% 91.9% 89.6% 91.6%
Non-GAAP operating cash flow:
GAAP cash provided by operating activities $ 143,213 $ 139,185 $ 280,208 $ 369,456
Cash payments for acquisition/divestiture-related costs 9,898 21,372 54,019 48,915
Cash payment for litigation settlement - 32,500 32,500 32,500
Upfront fee for license of global patent - - - 2,000
Drug substance harmonization costs 205 - 5,249 -
Cash payments for charges relating to discontinuation of Friedreich's ataxia program 3,038 - 7,208 -
Cash payment for debt extinguishment - - 145 -
Cash payments relating to term loan refinancing 1,065 - 9,079 -
Cash payments for restructuring and realignment costs 508 - 4,665 -
Non-GAAP operating cash flow $ 157,927 $ 193,057 $ 393,073 $ 452,871


Horizon Pharma plc
GAAP to Non-GAAP Tax Rate Reconciliation (Unaudited)
(in millions, except percentages)
Q4 2017
Pre-Tax Net
(Loss) Income
Income Tax
(Benefit) Expense
Tax Rate Net (Loss)
Income
Diluted (Loss)
Earnings Per Share
As reported - GAAP$(107.1) $(60.7) 56.6% $(46.4) $(0.28)
Non-GAAP adjustments 184.5 89.7 94.8
Non-GAAP$77.4 $29.0 37.6% $48.4 $0.29
Q4 2016
Pre-Tax Net
(Loss) Income
Income Tax
(Benefit) Expense
Tax Rate Net (Loss)
Income
Diluted (Loss)
Earnings Per Share
As reported - GAAP$(159.8) $(29.3) 18.3% (130.5) $(0.81)
Non-GAAP adjustments 272.7 35.8 236.9
Non-GAAP$112.9 $6.5 5.7% 106.4 $0.64
FY 2017
Pre-Tax Net
(Loss) Income
Income Tax
(Benefit) Expense
Tax Rate Net (Loss)
Income
Diluted (Loss)
Earnings Per Share
As reported - GAAP$(513.3) $(102.8) 20.0% $(410.5) $(2.52)
Non-GAAP adjustments 798.9 193.6 605.3
Non-GAAP$285.6 $90.8 31.8% $194.8 $1.18
FY 2016
Pre-Tax Net
(Loss) Income
Income Tax
(Benefit) Expense
Tax Rate Net (Loss)
Income
Diluted (Loss)
Earnings Per Share
As reported - GAAP$(228.1) $(61.3) 26.9% $(166.8) $(1.04)
Non-GAAP adjustments 631.6 110.4 521.2
Non-GAAP$403.5 $49.1 12.2% $354.4 $2.16


Horizon Pharma plc
Certain Income Statement Line Items - Non-GAAP Adjusted
For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2017
(Unaudited)
COGS Research &
Development
Selling, General
& Administrative
Interest
Expense
Gain on
Divestiture
Loss on Debt
Extinguishment
Income Tax
Benefit
(Expense)
GAAP as reported $(151,492) $(30,872) $(167,423) $(31,226) $299 $(446) $60,611
Non-GAAP Adjustments (in thousands):
Remeasurement of royalties for products acquired through business combinations(19) 24,039 - 679 - - - -
Acquisition/divestiture-related costs(1) 19 687 7,344 - - - -
Fees related to term loan refinancings(2) - - 1,106 - - - -
Restructuring and realignment costs(3) - - (20) - - - -
Gain on divestiture(4) - - - - (299) - -
Loss on debt extinguishment(20) - - - - - 446 -
Amortization, accretion and inventory step-up:
Intangible amortization expense(5) 68,463 - 203 - - - -
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs(6) - - - 5,756 - - -
Accretion of royalty liability(7) 12,848 - - - - - -
Inventory step-up expense(8) 23,492 - - - - - -
Share-based compensation(9) 773 2,650 30,195 - - - -
Depreciation expense(10) 181 - 1,414 - - - -
Charges relating to discontinuation of the Friedreich's ataxia program(11) 4,458 - - - - - -
Upfront and milestone payments related to license agreements(14) - 12,186 - - - - -
Drug substance harmonization costs(12) (47) - - - - - -
Royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations(13) (12,033) - - - - - -
Income tax effect on pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments(15) - - - - - - (14,781)
Other non-GAAP income tax adjustments(16) - - - - - - (74,939)
Total of non-GAAP adjustments 122,193 15,523 40,921 5,756 (299) 446 (89,720)
Non-GAAP $(29,299) $(15,349) $(126,502) $(25,470) $- $- $(29,109)
Horizon Pharma plc
Certain Income Statement Line Items - Non-GAAP Adjusted
For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2016
(Unaudited)
COGS Research &
Development
Selling, General,
& Administrative
Impairment
of IP R&D
Interest
Expense
Income Tax Benefit
(Expense)
GAAP as reported $(149,751) $(23,961) $(200,745) $(66,000) $(28,858) $29,305
Non-GAAP Adjustments (in thousands):
Remeasurement of royalties for products acquired through business combinations(19) 386 - - - - -
Acquisition/divestiture-related costs(1) (464) 17 36,865 - - -
Amortization, accretion and inventory step-up:
Intangible amortization expense(5) 65,473 - 203 - - -
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs(6) - - - - 5,077 -
Accretion of royalty liability(7) 11,854 - - - - -
Inventory step-up expense(8) 43,284 - - - - -
Share-based compensation(9) 26 2,568 26,629 - - -
Depreciation expense(10) 166 - 1,530 - - -
Impairment of in-process research and development(21) - - - 66,000 - -
Charges relating to discontinuation of the Friedreich's ataxia program(11) 14,287 3,966 5,260 - - -
Royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations(13) (10,434) - - - - -
Income tax effect on pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments(15) - - - - - (35,772)
Total of non-GAAP adjustments 124,578 6,551 70,487 66,000 5,077 (35,772)
Non-GAAP $(25,173) $(17,410) $(130,258) $- $(23,781) $(6,467)


Horizon Pharma plc
Certain Income Statement Line Items - Non-GAAP Adjusted
For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2017
(Unaudited)
COGS Research
& Development
Selling, General & Administrative Interest
Expense
Gain on Divestiture Loss on Debt
Extinguishment
Income Tax Benefit
(Expense)
GAAP as reported $(546,275) $(224,962) $ (677,363) $ (126,523) $ 6,267 $ (978) $ 102,749
Non-GAAP Adjustments (in thousands):
Remeasurement of royalties for products acquired through business combinations(19) 21,095 - 679 - - - -
Acquisition/divestiture-related costs(1) 147 149,112 27,776 - - - -
Fees related to term loan refinancings(2) - - 5,220 - - - -
Restructuring and realignment costs(3) - - 4,883 - - - -
Gain on divestiture(4) - - - - (6,267) - -
Loss on debt extinguishment(20) - - - - - 978 -
Amortization, accretion and inventory step-up:
Intangible amortization expense(5) 275,974 - 810 - - - -
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs(6) - - - 21,619 - - -
Accretion of royalty liability(7) 51,263 - - - - - -
Inventory step-up expense(8) 119,151 - - - - - -
Share-based compensation(9) 2,469 9,263 109,821 - - - -
Depreciation expense(10) 729 - 5,902 - - - -
Charges relating to discontinuation of the Friedreich's ataxia program(11) 1,744 (1,505) 22,270 - - - -
Upfront and milestone payments related to license agreements(14) - 12,186 - - - - -
Drug substance harmonization costs(12) 10,651 - - - - - -
Royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations(13) (47,003) - - - - - -
Income tax effect on pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments(15) - - - - - - (118,704)
Other non-GAAP income tax adjustments(16) - - - - - - (74,939)
Total of non-GAAP adjustments 436,220 169,056 177,361 21,619 (6,267) 978 (193,643)
Non-GAAP $ (110,055) $ (55,906) $ (500,002) $ (104,904) $ - $ - $ (90,894)
Horizon Pharma plc
Certain Income Statement Line Items - Non-GAAP Adjusted
For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016
(Unaudited)
Net Sales COGS Research & Development Selling, General & Administrative Impairment of IP R&D Interest
Expense
Other Income Tax Benefit (Expense)
GAAP as reported $ 981,120 $ (393,272) $ (60,707) $ (608,308) $ (66,000) $ (86,610) $ 6,697 $ 61,251
Non-GAAP Adjustments (in thousands):
Remeasurement of royalties for products acquired through business combinations(19) - 386 - - - - -
Acquisition/divestiture-related costs(1) - (10) 534 52,350 - - - -
Upfront and milestone payments related to license agreements(14) - - 2,000 - - - - -
Amortization, accretion and inventory step-up:
Intangible amortization expense(5) - 216,065 - 810 - - - -
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs(6) - - - - - 18,546 - -
Accretion of royalty liability(7) - 40,616 - - - - - -
Inventory step-up expense(8) - 71,137 - - - - - -
Share-based compensation(9) - 26 9,413 104,705 - - - -
Depreciation expense(10) - 486 - 4,476 - - - -
Litigation settlement(17) 65,000 - - - - - - -
Reversal of pre-acquisition reserve upon signing of contract(18) - - - - - - (6,900) -
Impairment of in-process research and development(21) - - - - 66,000 - - -
Charges relating to discontinuation of the Friedreich's ataxia program(11) - 14,287 3,966 5,260 - - - -
Royalties for medicines acquired through business combinations(13) - (37,593) - - - - - -
Income tax effect on pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments(15) - - - - - - - (110,290)
Total of non-GAAP adjustments 65,000 305,400 15,913 167,601 66,000 18,546 (6,900) (110,290)
Non-GAAP $ 1,046,120 $ (87,872) $ (44,794) $ (440,707) $ - $ (68,064) $ (203) $ (49,039)

NOTES FOR CERTAIN INCOME STATEMENT LINE ITEMS - NON-GAAP

  1. Expenses, including legal and consulting fees, incurred in connection with the Company’s acquisitions and divestitures have been excluded.
  2. Represents arrangement and other fees relating to the refinancing of the Company’s term loans during the first and fourth quarters of 2017.
  3. Represents expenses, including severance costs and consulting fees, related to the restructuring and realignment activities.
  4. On June 23, 2017, the Company completed the divestiture of a European subsidiary that owned the marketing rights to PROCSYBI and QUINSAIR in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. In connection with this divestiture, the Company recorded a gain of $6.3 million during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.
  5. Intangible amortization expenses are associated with the Company’s intellectual property rights, developed technology and customer relationships of ACTIMMUNE, BUPHENYL, KRYSTEXXA, LODOTRA, MIGERGOT, PENNSAID 2%, PROCYSBI, RAVICTI, RAYOS and VIMOVO.
  6. Represents amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs associated with the Company's debt.
  7. Represents accretion expense associated with the ACTIMMUNE, BUPHENYL, KRYSTEXXA, MIGERGOT, PROCYSBI, QUINSAIR, RAVICTI and VIMOVO royalties.
  8. In connection with the Crealta acquisition, the KRYSTEXXA and MIGERGOT inventory was stepped up in value by $144.3 million and during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the Company recognized in cost of goods sold, $23.5 million and $78.3 million, respectively, for step-up inventory expenses related to KRYSTEXXA inventory sold.

    During the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016, the Company recognized in cost of goods sold, $20.9 million and $48.8 million, respectively, for step-up inventory expenses related to KRYSTEXXA and MIGERGOT inventory sold.

    In connection with the Raptor acquisition, the PROCYSBI and QUINSAIR inventory was stepped up in value by $67.0 million and during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the Company recognized in cost of goods sold $0.0 and $40.8 million, respectively of step-up inventory expenses related to PROCYSBI and QUINSAIR inventory sold.

    During the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016, the Company recognized in cost of goods sold $22.4 million of step-up inventory expenses related to PROCYSBI and QUINSAIR inventory sold.
  1. Represents share-based compensation expense associated with the Company's stock option, restricted stock unit and performance stock unit grants to its employees and non-employees, its cash-settled long-term incentive program and its employee stock purchase plan.
  2. Represents depreciation expense related to the Company’s property, equipment, software and leasehold improvements.
  3. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, charges relating to discontinuation of the Friedreich’s ataxia program include $22.3 million relating to the impairment of a non-current asset recorded following payment to Boehringer Ingelheim International for the acquisition of certain rights to interferon gamma-1b, a $1.7 million increase in cost of goods sold relating to the renegotiation of a contract with Boehringer Ingelheim related to the purchase of additional units of ACTIMMUNE and a $1.5 million reduction in research and development expenses reflecting lower costs to discontinue the clinical trial than previously anticipated.
  1. During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company committed to spend $14.9 million related to the harmonization of the manufacturing processes for ACTIMMUNE and IMUKIN drug substance. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the Company incurred $12.2 million of this spend, including costs of $10.7 million that qualify for exclusion in the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures under its non-GAAP cost policy.
  2. Royalties of $12.0 million and $47.0 million were incurred during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, respectively, and $10.4 million and $37.6 million during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016, respectively, based on the periods’ net sales for ACTIMMUNE, BUPHENYL, KRYSTEXXA, MIGERGOT, PROCYSBI, QUINSAIR, RAVICTI and VIMOVO.
  3. Represents upfront and milestone payments related to license agreements.
  4. Income tax adjustments on pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments represent the estimated income tax impact of each pre-tax non-GAAP adjustment based on the statutory income tax rate of the applicable jurisdictions for each non-GAAP adjustment.
  5. Other non-GAAP income tax adjustments reflects the net benefit recorded following the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017. This net benefit includes a $134.2 million tax benefit from the revaluation of the Company’s U.S. net deferred tax liability based on the new U.S. federal tax rate of 21 percent, partially offset by the write off of the $59.2 million deferred tax asset related to the Company’s U.S. interest expense limitation carry-forward.
  6. On September 26, 2016, the Company agreed to pay Express Scripts $65.0 million as part of a litigation settlement, which was recorded as a one-time reduction to GAAP net sales for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The exclusion of the $65.0 million settlement from GAAP net sales is the only adjustment reflected in the non-GAAP adjusted net sales for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.
  7. During the third quarter of 2016, the Company released a contingent liability of $6.9 million that was recorded as part of acquisition accounting for Crealta.
  8. At the time of the Company's acquisition of the rights to ACTIMMUNE, BUPHENYL, KRYSTEXXA, MIGERGOT, PROCYSBI, RAVICTI and VIMOVO, the Company estimated the fair value of contingent royalties payable to third parties using an income approach under the discounted cash flow method, which included revenue projections and other assumptions the Company made to determine the fair value. If the Company significantly overperforms or underperforms against its original revenue projections or it becomes necessary to make changes to assumptions as a result of a triggering event, the Company is required to reassess the fair value of the contingent royalties payable. Any subsequent adjustment to fair value is recorded in the period such adjustment is made as either an increase or decrease to royalties payable, with a corresponding increase or decrease in cost of goods sold, in accordance with established accounting policies. The Company recorded a net increase of $24.7 million and $21.8 million during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, respectively, to cost of goods sold and selling general and administrative expenses to adjust the amount of the contingent royalty liabilities relating to ACTIMMUNE, BUPHENYL, KRYSTEXXA, MIGERGOT, PROCYSBI, RAVICTI and VIMOVO.
  9. Represents loss on debt extinguishment of $1.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, which was composed of the write-off of $0.9 million in debt discount and deferred financing costs, and an early redemption payment of $0.1 million.
  10. Represents a charge for the impairment of in-process R&D related to the discontinuation of the Friedreich’s ataxia program.

Source: Horizon Pharma plc