Copenhagen, Denmark; February 6, 2017 – Genmab A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: GEN) announced today that it has updated its 2016 Financial Guidance. Based on preliminary reporting, Genmab is improving its 2016 financial guidance published on December 20, 2016. The table below summarizes our revised and previous guidance.
1,790 – 1,840
1,720 – 1,770
(750) – (800)
(800) – (850)
1,015 – 1,065
895 – 945
Cash position at end of year*
3,850 – 3,950
3,650 – 3,750
*Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities
The revenue range has increased primarily due to higher royalties on net sales of DARZALEX® by Janssen and achievement of additional DuoBody® milestones. Among other items, the operating expense range has decreased due to timing of clinical and pre-clinical expenses. The operating income range has increased due to the combination of higher revenue and lower expenses. Our cash position has increased mainly due to timing of operating expenses and other working capital adjustments.
As previously announced, the annual report for 2016 will be published on February 22, 2017.
Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Founded in 1999, the company has two approved antibodies, DARZALEX® (daratumumab) for the treatment of certain multiple myeloma indications, and Arzerra® (ofatumumab) for the treatment of certain chronic lymphocytic leukemia indications. Daratumumab is in clinical development for additional multiple myeloma indications, other blood cancers and solid tumors. A subcutaneous formulation of ofatumumab is in development for relapsing multiple sclerosis. Genmab also has a broad clinical and pre-clinical product pipeline. Genmab's technology base consists of validated and proprietary next generation antibody technologies - the DuoBody® platform for generation of bispecific antibodies, and the HexaBody® platform which creates effector function enhanced antibodies. The company intends to leverage these technologies to create opportunities for full or co-ownership of future products. Genmab has alliances with top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information visit www.genmab.com.
Rachel Curtis Gravesen, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
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Genmab A/S and its subsidiaries own the following trademarks: Genmab®; the Y-shaped Genmab logo®; Genmab in combination with the Y-shaped Genmab logo™; the DuoBody logo®; the HexaBody logo™; HuMax®; HuMax-CD20®; DuoBody®; HexaBody® and UniBody®. Arzerra® is a trademark of Novartis AG or its affiliates. DARZALEX® is a trademark of Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Company Announcement no. 03
CVR no. 2102 3884
LEI Code 529900MTJPDPE4MHJ122
1260 Copenhagen K