AXNX Boosts Outlook Again, EHAB Trims FY22 Guidance, OM On Watch, TMDX Q2 Revenue Tops Estimate
The following are some of the healthcare companies that reported their financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, yesterday.
1. Axonics Boosts FY22 Revenue Outlook Again
Axonics Inc. (AXNX), which reported a narrower loss on 50% revenue growth in the second quarter ended June 30, 2022, has boosted its outlook for the year yet again.
The company is involved in developing and commercializing novel products for the treatment of bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Net loss narrowed to $21.4 million or $0.47 per share in second quarter of 2022 from $25.1 million or $0.59 per share in the prior year period. Net revenue in Q2, 2022 jumped to $69.0 million from $45.9 million in Q2, 2021, reflecting the growing demand for the company’s incontinence solutions.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting the company to incur a loss of $0.54 per share on revenue of $59.6 million.
Looking ahead to full-year 2022, the company now expects revenue of $253 million compared to prior revenue guidance of $238 million and well above the analysts’ consensus estimate of $238.74 million. This is for the second time that the company has increased its 2022 revenue outlook. Revenue was $180.3 million in full year 2021.
AXNX closed Monday’s trading at $66.66, up 2.76%.
2. Cerevel To Report Parkinson’s Trial Data In 2023
Cerevel Therapeutics (CERE), which is developing drugs for schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease psychosis, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s, has five data readouts lined up for next year.
The company’s drug candidate Emraclidine is under a phase II program in schizophrenia – consisting of two trials – EMPOWER-1 and EMPOWER-2. Data for both trials are expected in the first half of 2024.
Tavapadon, in development for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, is under three phase III trials, dubbed TEMPO-1, TEMPO-2, and TEMPO-3, with the corresponding open-label extension trial, named TEMPO-4.
Data readouts from the Tavapadon phase III program are expected beginning in the first half of 2023.
CVL-871, in development for treatment of dementia-related apathy, is under a phase IIa exploratory trial, with data anticipated in the first half of 2023.
The company’s cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of June 30, 2022, were $531.2 million.
CERE closed Monday’s trading at $27.66, up 5.21%.
3. Compass On Track
Compass Therapeutics Inc. (CMPX) has plans to initiate a couple of clinical trials in the coming months.
The company’s lead drug candidate is CTX-009, a bispecific antibody, with potential in the treatment of colorectal cancer and gastric cancer.
A phase 2/3 trial of CTX-009 and chemotherapy drug Paclitaxel in biliary tract cancer is anticipated to begin in the United States this quarter (Q3).
A phase II trial of CTX-009 as a monotherapy in advanced colorectal cancer is on track to begin next quarter (Q4).
Next in the pipeline is CTX-471, a fully human monoclonal antibody, under a phase 1b study in patients with advanced solid tumors who have received at least one checkpoint blocker containing regimen. This study is expected to be completed next quarter.
A combination study of CTX-471 and a commercially available PD-1 blocker is also on track to be initiated in Q4 2022.
CMPX closed Monday’s trading at $2.64, up 1.54%.
4. Emergent BioSolutions’ FY22 Revenue to Decline 30-36%
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (EBS), which has resumed providing financial guidance, expects total revenue for full-year 2022 to decline 30% to 36% over the prior year.
For full year 2022, the company expects total revenue to be in the range of $1.15 billion to $1.25 billion compared to $1.79 billion reported in the prior year. The company has forecast adjusted bottom line for the year in the range of a loss of $15 per share to earnings of $10 per share. The adjusted net income was $6.02 per share in 2021.
The Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimate is $1.54 per share for earnings and $1.23 billion for revenue.
EBS closed Monday’s trading at $34.23, down 1.18%.
5. Enhabit Home Health Trims FY22 Outlook
Enhabit Home Health & Hospice (EHAB) has revised its full-year 2022 earnings and revenue guidance downward to reflect the current challenging operating environment.
For full-year 2022, the company now expects net service revenue to range between $1,075 million and $1,110 million, down from its prior forecast range of $1,080 million and $1,120 million.
Adjusted EPS for the year is now anticipated to be between $1.47 and $1.75 compared to its prior guidance range of $1.64 and $2.01.
Enhabit Home Health completed its spin-off from Encompass Health Corp. and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on July 1, 2022.
EHAB closed Monday’s trading at $17.97, up 2.63%.
6. Outset Medical Resumes Shipment of Tablo Hemodialysis System For Home Use
Outset Medical Inc. (OM), which has resumed shipment of its Tablo Hemodialysis System shipments for home use, has forecast revenue growth for 2022 in the range of 2% to 7% over the prior year.
A shipment hold on the distribution of its Tablo Hemodialysis System for home use was implemented by the company in June of this year, pending the FDA’s review and clearance of a 510(k), which the company submitted for changes made since the device’s original March 2020 clearance.
Tablo was initially cleared by the FDA for use in an acute or chronic care facility in September 2014 and for patient use in the home on March 31, 2020.
Looking ahead to full-year 2022, the company now projects total revenue of $105 million to $110 million, which falls shy of analysts’ consensus estimate of $127.88 million, but represents 2% to 7% growth over 2021.
OM closed Monday’s trading at $19.61, up 26.93%.
7. TransMedics Projects 121-148% Revenue Growth In FY22
TransMedics Group Inc. (TMDX), which reported 151% revenue growth in the second-quarter ended June 30, 2022, has raised its financial outlook for the year.
This medical technology company is focused on transforming organ transplant therapy for patients with end-stage lung, heart, and liver failure, with its marketed products OCS Lung System, OCS Liver System and OCS Heart System.
Revenue for the second quarter of 2022 jumped to $20.5 million from $8.2 million in the year-ago quarter, and came in above the analysts’ consensus estimate of $16.27 million.
The company attributed the 151% revenue growth mainly to continued increase in commercial sales of its OCS Heart and OCS Liver systems in the United States.
Net loss for the second quarter of 2022 widened to $11.5 million or $0.41 per share from $10.7 million $0.39 per share in the second quarter of 2021. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a loss of $0.35 per share.
TransMedics has boosted its revenue outlook for 2022 to a range of $67 million to $75 million from its prior guidance range of $59 million to $65 million. Wall Street analysts are expecting revenue of $66.97 million for this year. Revenue was $30.3 million in full-year 2021.
The company ended the second quarter of 2022 with $58.1 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities.
TMDX closed Monday’s trading at $41.58, up 2.96%.
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