Press Release

Pernix Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results
Fourth Quarter Prescription Volumes Grew Year-Over-Year for All Three Core Brands, Treximet®, Zohydro ER® with BeadTek™ and Silenor®

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTX) (“Pernix” or the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016.

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial and Product Highlights:

  • On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter 2016 net revenues decreased 27% over the third quarter of 2016, to $30.1 million, and decreased 35% from $46.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

• GAAP net revenues of Treximet for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 were negatively impacted by $15.3 million of disputed rebate claims, which were recorded during the year ended December 31, 2016, for sales which occurred in prior periods ($12.5 million and $2.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively) related to the unfavorable arbitration ruling in our dispute with GSK.

  • On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted net revenues1 for the fourth quarter 2016 increased 9% over the third quarter of 2016, to $45.4 million, and increased 4% from $43.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Total prescription volumes increased year-over-year for all three core brands, Treximet®, Zohydro ER® with BeadTekTM, and Silenor®, during the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $86.1 million, as compared to net loss of $26.4 million for the third quarter of 2016, and net loss of $81.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015. The increase in the net loss was due primarily to non-cash charges related to the impairment of intangible assets and goodwill.
  • Fourth Quarter 2016 adjusted EBITDA improved by approximately 49% to $12.5 million from $8.4 million in third quarter 2016 and 60% from $7.8 million in the prior year period.

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 Adjusted net revenues is a non-generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial measure that adjusts GAAP net revenues for the impact of the GSK arbitration award for the year ended December 31, 2016 and reclassifies it to the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our operating results because it reclassifies the gross-to-net adjustments that were the subject of the GSK arbitration award to the years (2015 and 2014) in which the sales directly related to the gross-to-net adjustments actually occurred. 

Business Update

  • Solid increases in prescription volumes in the fourth quarter due to continued momentum and focused efforts on highest volume prescribers

• Treximet TRx up 1% year-over-year
• Zohydro ER TRx up 11% year-over-year
• Silenor TRx up 4% year-over-year

  • Prevailed in the litigation with Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc. regarding a proposed generic version of Zohydro ER.

• U.S. District Court concluded that Actavis’ proposed generic versions of Zohydro ER infringed U.S. Patent Nos. 9,132,096 (which expires on September 12, 2034) and 6,902,742 (which expires on November 1, 2019) following a trial that took place in October 2016.
• Judge entered an order enjoining Actavis from engaging in the commercial manufacture, use, offer to sell, or sale in the United States, or importation into the United States of Actavis’ proposed generic version of Zohydro ER.
• While Actavis has appealed this decision, Pernix remains confident that the decision and order of the District Court will be upheld upon review. 

  • Appointed Ken Piña as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer          
  • Provided an update on the arbitration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

• As previously disclosed, Pernix and GSK had been in arbitration regarding claims related to the Treximet asset purchase agreement and supply agreement.
• On January 31, 2017, the arbitration tribunal issued opinions in favor of GSK, awarding it damages and fees in the amount of approximately $35 million, plus interest.  The Tribunal denied Pernix’s claim that GSK breached its obligations under the supply agreement.
• On March 17, 2017, Pernix and GSK entered into an agreement that establishes a payment schedule for satisfaction of the balance of the award ($16.5 million previously paid). Pursuant to the agreement, Pernix and GSK have agreed that the outstanding balance of the award is $21.45 million and that Pernix will pay the award balance to GSK as follows: amounts totaling $1.0 million in 2017, $3.5 million in 2018 and $16.95 million in 2019. Pernix has agreed that for so long as the Interim Settlement Agreement is in effect, the Company will be subject to certain restrictions on non-ordinary course payments and transactions and GSK will have certain information rights.

“Since July 2016, when we restructured our sales force, we have achieved significant progress in improving the performance of our business,” said John Sedor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pernix Therapeutics.  “Moreover, our prescription fulfillment program, Pernix Prescriptions Direct, continues to drive uptake of Treximet and Silenor.  We remain focused on improving our commercial execution and driving further growth of our core brands.  In addition, our business returned to positive adjusted EBITDA during the second half of 2016.” 

“We were pleased to reach a resolution with GSK,” said Graham Miao, President and Chief Financial Officer.  “We continue to assess various alternatives in order to proactively address our liquidity and capital structure in a constructive manner, including strategic and refinancing alternatives, asset sales, and mergers and acquisitions.”

Three Months Ended December 31, 2016 vs. Three Months Ended September 30, 2016

For the three months ended December 31, 2016, net revenues were $30.1 million, a 27% decrease from the $41.5 million in the third quarter of 2016.  A summary of net revenues is outlined below (US dollars in millions):

                         
      Three Months Ended            
      December 31,     September 30,     Increase      
      2016     2016     (Decrease)     Percent
GAAP Revenues:                        
  Treximet   $ 8.8   $ 24.0   $ (15.2 )     -63%
  Zohydro     7.2     6.1     1.1       18%
  Silenor     4.5     4.6     (0.1 )     -2%
  Other Products     9.4     6.7     2.7       40%
Net product revenues     29.9     41.4     (11.5 )     -28%
  Co-promotion and other revenue     0.2     0.1     0.1       100%
Total GAAP net revenues   $ 30.1   $ 41.5   $ (11.4 )     -27%
                         
Non-GAAP adjustment:                        
GAAP Treximet Revenues   $ 8.8   $ 24.0   $ (15.2 )     -63%
GSK arbitration award adjustment     15.3     -     15.3       n/a
  Adjusted net revenues of Treximet (1)     24.1     24.0     0.1       0%
Total non-GAAP adjusted net revenues   $ 45.4   $ 41.5   $ 3.9       9%


(1) Adjusted net revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure that adjusts GAAP net revenues for the impact of the GSK arbitration award for the year ended December 31, 2016 and reclassifies it to the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our operating results because it reclassifies the gross-to-net adjustments that were the subject of the GSK arbitration award to the years (2015 and 2014) in which the sales directly related to the gross-to-net adjustment actually occurred.
   

Treximet net revenues decreased by $15.2 million, or 63%, during the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016.  Net revenues of Treximet for the year ended December 31, 2016 were negatively impacted by $15.3 million of disputed rebate claims, which were recorded during the year ended December 31, 2016, for sales which occurred in prior periods ($12.5 million and $2.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively) related to the unfavorable arbitration ruling in our dispute with GSK.  Treximet adjusted net revenues were $24.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016, consistent with the three months ended September 30, 2016, driven by an increase in volume offset by a decrease in gross to nets.

Zohydro ER net revenues increased $1.1 million, or 18%, as compared to the third quarter of 2016.  This increase is due primarily to higher volume.

Silenor net revenues were down slightly as compared to the third quarter of 2016.  These results were driven by higher gross-to-net revenue deductions, offset by higher volume.

Three Months Ended December 31, 2016 vs. Three Months Ended December 31, 2015

For the three months ended December 31, 2016, net revenues were $30.1 million, a decrease of 35% from the $46.4 million in the three months ended December 31, 2015.  A summary of net revenues is outlined below (US dollars in millions):

      Three Months Ended            
      December 31,     Increase      
      2016     2015      (Decrease)     Percent
GAAP Revenues:                        
  Treximet   $ 8.8   $ 26.8     $ (18.0 )     -67%
  Zohydro     7.2     7.2       -       0%
  Silenor     4.5     4.7       (0.2 )     -4%
  Other Products     9.4     4.6       4.8       104%
Net product revenues     29.9     43.3       (13.4 )     -31%
  Co-promotion and other revenue     0.2     3.1       (2.9 )     -94%
Total GAAP net revenues   $ 30.1   $ 46.4     $ (16.3 )     -35%
                         
Non-GAAP adjustment:                        
GAAP Treximet Revenues   $ 8.8   $ 26.8     $ (18.0 )     -67%
GSK arbitration award adjustment     15.3     (2.6 )     17.9       n/a
  Adjusted net revenues of Treximet (1)     24.1     24.2       (0.1 )     0%
Total non-GAAP adjusted net revenues   $ 45.4   $ 43.8     $ 1.6       4%


(1) Adjusted net revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure that adjusts GAAP net revenues for the impact of the GSK arbitration award for the year ended December 31, 2016 and reclassifies it to the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our operating results because it reclassifies the gross-to-net adjustments that were the subject of the GSK arbitration award to the years (2015 and 2014) in which the sales directly related to the gross-to-net adjustment actually occurred.
   

Treximet net revenues decreased by $18.0 million, or 67%, during the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015.  Net revenues of Treximet for the year ended December 31, 2016 were negatively impacted by $15.3 million of disputed rebate claims, which were recorded during the year ended December 31, 2016, for sales which occurred in prior periods ($12.5 million and $2.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively) related to the unfavorable arbitration ruling in our dispute with GSK.  Treximet adjusted net revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2016 were stable compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015, driven by an increase in volume offset by a decrease in net price.

Zohydro ER was acquired in April 2015 with the first sale occurring on May 4, 2015.  Zohydro ER net revenues were stable as compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.

Silenor net sales decreased by approximately $0.2 million, or 4%, during the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015.  The decrease in net sales of Silenor was driven primarily by wholesaler inventory changes.

Net product revenues – Other Products increased by $4.8 million, or approximately 104%, during the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015.  The increase in net product revenue – Other Products was due primarily to favorable gross-to-nets for our generic products portfolio.

Co-promotion and other revenue decreased $2.9 million during the three months ended December 31, 2016, as compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015, due to termination of a co-promotion agreement in the prior year period. 

Selling, general and administrative expense increased by $1.0 million, or 4%, during the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015.  The increase was driven primarily by higher legal expenses, partially offset by a decrease in sales and marketing costs.

Research and development expense decreased by $1.7 million during the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015.  The decrease was related to lower spend for Treximet and Silenor.

Depreciation and amortization expense decreased by $7.5 million during the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015.  The decrease was primarily a result of an extension of the estimated useful life of Zohydro ER with BeadTek during the three months ended March 31, 2016, due to the additional patents that were issued in February 2016, and intangible asset impairments during the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, and the fourth quarter of 2015.

Loss from disposal of assets, impairments of intangibles and goodwill increased by $29.4 million during the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2015.  

Interest expense, net increased by $1.6 million, or 17%, during the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to the prior year period.  The increase was due primarily to interest expense associated with the GSK arbitration award which was partially offset by the lower principal balance on the Treximet Secured Notes.

Net loss was $86.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to $81.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. 

Adjusted EBITDA was $12.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $7.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

12 Months Ended December 31, 2016 vs. 12 Months Ended December 31, 2015

For the year ended December 31, 2016, net revenues were $140.8 million, a decrease of 20% from the $175.9 million in the year ended December 31, 2015.  A summary of net revenues is outlined below (US dollars in millions):

                         
      Twelve Months Ended            
      December 31,     Increase      
      2016     2015      (Decrease)     Percent
GAAP Revenues:                        
  Treximet   $ 66.9   $ 101.8     $ (34.9 )     -34%
  Zohydro     24.7     16.5       8.2       50%
  Silenor     16.9     20.9       (4.0 )     -19%
  Other Products     31.8     32.1       (0.3 )     -1%
Net product revenues     140.3     171.3       (31.0 )     -18%
  Co-promotion and other revenue     0.5     4.6       (4.1 )     -89%
Total GAAP net revenues   $ 140.8   $ 175.9     $ (35.1 )     -20%
                         
Non-GAAP adjustment:                        
GAAP Treximet Revenues   $ 66.9   $ 101.8     $ (34.9 )     -34%
GSK arbitration award adjustment     15.3     (12.5 )     27.8       n/a
  Adjusted net revenues of Treximet (1)     82.2     89.3       (7.1 )     -8%
Total non-GAAP adjusted net revenues   $ 156.1   $ 163.4     $ (7.3 )     -4%


(1) Adjusted net revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure that adjusts GAAP net revenues for the impact of the GSK arbitration award for the year ended December 31, 2016 and reclassifies it to the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our operating results because it reclassifies the gross-to-net adjustments that were the subject of the GSK arbitration award to the years (2015 and 2014) in which the sales directly related to the gross-to-net adjustment actually occurred.
   

Treximet net revenues decreased by $34.9 million, or 34% during the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the year ended December 31, 2015.  The decrease in Treximet net revenues was primarily related to the impact of $15.3 million of disputed rebate claims, which were recorded during the year ended December 31, 2016, for sales which occurred in prior periods, $12.5 million and $2.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, for the unfavorable arbitration ruling with GSK. Treximet adjusted net revenues for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 decreased by $7.1 million compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2015. The decrease in Treximet adjusted net revenues was driven primarily by lower volumes, partially offset by an increase in net price.

Zohydro ER was acquired in April 2015 with the first sale occurring on May 4, 2015.  Zohydro ER net revenues increased by $8.2 million during the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the prior period, which consisted of eight months of sales. 

Silenor net revenues decreased by $4.0 million, or 19%, during the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the year ended December 31, 2015.  The decrease in sales of Silenor was driven primarily by changes in wholesaler inventory.

Net product revenues – Other Products decreased by $0.3 million, during the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the year ended December 31, 2015.  The decrease was due to (i) the discontinuation of certain less profitable products, primarily generics, and certain OTC monograph seasonal cough and cold products and (ii) the termination of certain contracts pursuant to which we marketed and distributed products for others and invoiced those sales.

Co-promotion and other revenue decreased by $4.1 million during the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the year ended December 31, 2015.  The decrease in co-promotion and other revenue was attributable primarily to the termination of a co-promotion agreement during 2015, which released the remaining deferred revenue from our consolidated balance sheet.

Selling, general and administrative expense increased by $1.4 million, during the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the year ended December 31, 2015.  Legal fees associated with the GSK arbitration settlement drove the increase, partially offset by a decrease in selling and marketing costs for Treximet and Silenor.

Research and Development expense decreased by $2.2 million, or 26%, during the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to the year ended December 31, 2015, primarily due to lower spend for Treximet and Zohydro.

Depreciation and amortization expense decreased by $8.6 million, or 9%, during the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the year ended December 31, 2015.  The decrease was related primarily to intangible asset impairments during the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and the extension of the patent life of Zohydro ER developed technology in the first quarter of 2016.  These decreases were partially offset by the amortization of Treximet pediatrics developed technology, which began in May 2015.

Interest expense decreased $0.4 million, or 1%, during the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the year ended December 31, 2015.  The decrease was due primarily to reduced interest expense on our Treximet Secured Notes due to the lower principal balance which was partially offset by interest expense associated with the GSK arbitration award.

Net loss for full-year 2016 was $169.6 million, compared to net loss of $148.3 million for the full-year 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2016, was $15.0 million, as compared to $20.7 million in the year ended December 31, 2015.

Liquidity

As of December 31, 2016, the Company had total liquidity of approximately $53 million, consisting of approximately $36 million of cash and approximately $17 million available to draw under our $50 million revolving credit facility.

Total principal amount of debt outstanding at the end of 2016 was approximately $334 million. The total principal amount of debt consisted of approximately $190 million of 12% Senior Secured Notes, $130 million of 4.25% convertible notes and $14 million under our revolving credit facility. On February 1, 2017, we made the semi-annual principal and interest payment of $24.2 million on our 12% Senior Secured Notes per the terms of the indenture.

To improve financial flexibility, the Company continues to analyze various alternatives, including strategic and refinancing alternatives, asset sales, and mergers and acquisitions.

During the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016, the Company raised $1.4 million and $19.7 million, respectively, in net proceeds through the issuance of common stock.

Conference Call

As previously announced, Pernix will hold a conference call to discuss results for the fourth quarter:

     
• Date:   March 28, 2017
• Time:   4:30 PM EDT
• Toll free (U.S.):   888-576-4382
• International:   719-457-2735
• Conference ID:   4228557
• Webcast:   http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=123412
     

The webcast of the call will be archived for 30 days via the Investors section of the Company’s website.

About Pernix Therapeutics

Pernix Therapeutics is a specialty pharmaceutical business with a focus on acquiring, developing and commercializing prescription drugs primarily for the U.S. market.  The Company targets underserved therapeutic areas such as CNS, including neurology and psychiatry, and has an interest in expanding into additional specialty segments.  The Company promotes its branded products to physicians through its Pernix sales force and markets its generic portfolio through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Macoven Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Cypress Pharmaceutical, Inc.

To learn more about Pernix Therapeutics, visit www.pernixtx.com.

Treximet® and Silenor® are registered trademarks of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.
Zohydro® ER is a registered trademark of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.
BeadTek™ is a trademark used by Pernix under license.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial results determined by GAAP, we have also disclosed in this Press Release and the tables below the following non-GAAP information: adjusted net revenues of Treximet and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). 

Adjusted net revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure that adjusts GAAP net revenues for the impact of the GSK arbitration award for the year ended December 31, 2016 and reclassifies it to the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP.  We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our net revenues results because it reclassifies the gross-to-net adjustments that were the subject of the GSK arbitration award to the years (2015 and 2014) in which the sales directly related to the gross-to-net adjustments actually occurred.  We believe that inclusion of this non-GAAP financial measure provides consistency and comparability with past reports of financial results and provides consistency in calculations by outside analysts reviewing our results.  Accordingly, we believe this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency of supplemental information used by management.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the impact of certain items and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP.  This non-GAAP financial measure excludes from net loss net interest, depreciation and amortization, taxes, net revenue adjustments, deal expenses, share-based compensation expense, amortization of inventory step-up included in cost of product sales, royalty expense adjustments, severance expenses, non-recurring arbitration and litigation expenses, certain research and development expenses, cost of inducement, change in fair value of contingent consideration and derivative liabilities, disposal of assets and impairments of intangibles and goodwill, foreign currency transactions, extinguishment of debt and restructuring costs.  In addition, from time to time in the future there may be other items that we may exclude for the purposes of our use of adjusted EBITDA; likewise, we may in the future cease to exclude items that we have historically excluded for the purpose of adjusted EBITDA.  We believe that adjusted EBITDA provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our operating results because it excludes or adjusts amounts that management and the board of directors do not consider part of core operating results or that are non-recurring when assessing the performance of the organization.  We believe that inclusion of adjusted EBITDA provides consistency and comparability with past reports of financial results and provides consistency in calculations by outside analysts reviewing our results.  Accordingly, we believe that adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency of supplemental information used by management.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures are helpful in understanding our past financial performance and potential future results, but there are limitations associated with the use of these non-GAAP financial measures.  These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting and may not be completely comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in the exact method of calculation between companies.  Adjustment items that are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures can have a material impact on net earnings.  As a result, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, net loss, cash flow from operations or other measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.  We compensate for these limitations by using these non-GAAP financial measures as a supplement to GAAP financial measures and by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measure to its most comparable GAAP financial measure.  Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to its most comparable GAAP financial measure that is included below in this Press Release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements including words such as “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target” or similar expressions are forward-looking statements.  These statements reflect the Company’s current views, expectations and beliefs concerning future events.  These forward-looking statements include information regarding: planned development activities relating to a next-generation version of Zohydro ER; estimated annualized cost savings and potential for future revenue growth and profitability resulting from the restructuring of our salesforce and the recent management changes; expectations for increased usage of our three core products, Treximet, Silenor and Zohydro ER; expectations for increased usage of our prescription fulfillment program, Pernix Prescriptions Direct; and improved financial flexibility through a possible restructuring of our debt and other potential alternatives. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Pernix that any of its plans will be achieved.  Investors should note that many factors, including the risks and uncertainties inherent in Pernix’s business, as more fully described in Pernix’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)(including, but not limited to, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and subsequent filings with the SEC), could affect the Company’s future financial results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, such as those contained in this press release.  The forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified by risk factors identified by the Company.  These risk factors, individually or in the aggregate, could cause our actual results to differ materially from expected and historical results.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

 
PERNIX THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
December 31, 2016 and 2015
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
      2016      2015 
Current assets:            
   Cash and cash equivalents   $ 36,375     $ 56,135  
   Restricted cash     -       10,002  
   Accounts receivable, net     50,729       61,209  
   Inventory, net     7,775       10,035  
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets     12,617       11,574  
   Income tax receivable     1,414       6,735  
  Total current assets     108,910       155,690  
             
Property and equipment, net     1,103       2,346  
Goodwill     30,600       54,865  
Intangible assets, net     169,571       285,943  
Other     257       347  
  Total assets   $ 310,441     $ 499,191  
Liabilities and Stockholders' (Deficit) Equity            
Current liabilities:            
  Accounts payable   $ 7,275     $ 14,081  
  Accrued personnel expense     5,357       4,336  
   Accrued allowances     60,961       62,678  
  Other accrued expenses     8,711       9,355  
   Interest payable     10,897       11,903  
  Treximet Secured Notes – current     11,103       13,335  
   Restricted cash payable     -       10,002  
  Other liabilities     5,224       6,753  
  Total current liabilities     109,528       132,443  
             
Convertible notes – long-term     104,071       99,776  
Derivative liability     230       9,165  
Contingent consideration     2,403       14,055  
Treximet Secured Notes – long-term     172,250       188,715  
Credit facilities – long-term     14,000       15,000  
Deferred income tax liability - long-term     -       202  
Arbitration award     17,522       -  
Other liabilities     4,500       6,738  
  Total liabilities     424,504       466,094  
Commitments and contingencies            
Stockholders' (deficit) equity:            
  Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 10,000,000 shares; no shares issued              
    and outstanding     -       -  
  Common stock, $0.01 par value, 140,000,000 shares authorized,              
    10,015,641 and 6,387,455 issued and 10,015,641 and 6,111,253 outstanding              
    at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively       100       61  
  Additional paid-in capital       244,309       227,387  
  Treasury stock, at cost, 0 and 2,762,022 shares held at December 31, 2016              
    and 2015, respectively     -       (5,548 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (79 )     -  
  Accumulated deficit     (358,393 )     (188,803 )
  Total stockholders’ (deficit) equity     (114,063 )     33,097  
  Total liabilities and stockholders’ (deficit) equity   $ 310,441     $ 499,191  
             


   
PERNIX THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS  
Years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
      2016      2015   
               
Net revenues   $ 140,856     $ 175,850    
Costs and operating expenses:              
  Cost of product sales     43,320       51,408    
  Selling, general and administrative expense     98,834       97,421    
  Research and development expense     6,079       8,229    
  Depreciation and amortization expense     86,138       94,695    
  Change in fair value of contingent consideration     (11,652 )     (138 )  
  Loss from disposal of assets, impairments of intangibles and goodwill     56,178       24,352    
  Restructuring costs     2,287       1,137    
  Total costs and operating expenses     281,184       277,104    
               
Loss from operations     (140,328 )     (101,254 )  
               
Other income (expense):              
  Interest income     -       157    
  Interest expense     (37,857 )     (38,277 )  
  Change in fair value of derivative liability     8,935       19,315    
  Foreign currency transaction gain (loss)     99       (582 )  
  Cost of inducement     -       (19,500 )  
  Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       (1,112 )  
  Total other expense, net     (28,823 )     (39,999 )  
               
Loss before income tax expense     (169,151 )     (141,253 )  
Income tax expense     439       7,062    
Net loss     (169,590 )     (148,315 )  
               
Other comprehensive loss              
  Unrealized loss during period, net of tax of $0, and $0,              
  respectively     (79 )     -    
Comprehensive loss   $ (169,669 )   $ (148,315 )  
               
Net loss per common and potential common share              
  Basic   $ (21.67 )   $ (27.81 )  
  Diluted   $ (21.67 )   $ (27.81 )  
               
Weighted-average common and potential common              
  shares outstanding:              
  Basic     7,827       5,333    
  Diluted     7,827       5,333    
               

Reconciliation of GAAP reported net revenues to adjusted net revenues is as follows (in millions):

                               
                              Twelve
      Three Months Ended     Months Ended
      March 31,     June 30,     September 30,     December 31,     December 31,
      2016     2016     2016     2016     2016
GAAP net revenues of Treximet   $ 16.3   $ 17.8   $ 24.0   $ 8.8   $ 66.9
  GSK arbitration award adjustment     -     -     -     15.3     15.3
Adjusted net revenues of Treximet (1)   $ 16.3   $ 17.8   $ 24.0   $ 24.1   $ 82.2
                               
Zohydro   $ 5.5   $ 5.9   $ 6.1   $ 7.2   $ 24.7
Silenor     3.6     4.2     4.6     4.5     16.9
Other Products     7.1     8.8     6.8     9.6     32.3
Total adjusted revenues   $ 32.5   $ 36.7   $ 41.5   $ 45.4   $ 156.1
                               

Reconciliation of GAAP reported net revenues to adjusted net revenues is as follows (in millions):

      Three Months     Twelve Months  
      Ended December 31,     Ended December 31,  
      2016     2015     2016     2015  
GAAP net revenues of Treximet   $ 8.8   $ 26.8     $ 66.9   $ 101.8    
  GSK arbitration award adjustment     15.3     (2.6 )     15.3     (12.5 )  
Adjusted net revenues of Treximet (1)   $ 24.1   $ 24.2     $ 82.2   $ 89.3    
                           
Zohydro   $ 7.2   $ 7.2     $ 24.7   $ 16.5    
Silenor     4.5     4.7       16.9     20.9    
Other Products     9.6     7.7       32.3     36.7    
Total adjusted net revenues   $ 45.4   $ 43.8     $ 156.1   $ 163.4    
                           

Reconciliation of GAAP reported net loss to adjusted EBITDA is as follows (in thousands):

                              Twelve  
      Three Months Ended     Months Ended  
      March 31,     June 30,     September 30,     December 31,     December 31,  
      2016     2016     2016     2016     2016  
GAAP net loss   $ (25,936 )   $ (31,139 )   $ (26,438 )   $ (86,077 )   $ (169,590 )  
Adjustments:                                
  Interest expense, net     9,024       8,937       8,857       11,039       37,857    
  Depreciation and amortization     23,664       21,081       20,730       20,740       86,215    
  Income tax (benefit) expense     35       (10 )     1       413       439    
EBITDA     6,787       (1,131 )     3,150       (53,885 )     (45,079 )  
  Net revenue adjustments (1)     -       -       -       15,277       15,277    
  Cost of product sales adjustments (2)     -       -       -       (2,521 )     (2,521 )  
  Selling, general and administrative adjustments (3)     1,146       2,014       1,606       4,747       9,513    
  Change in fair value of contingent consideration      (5,502 )     (3,972 )     516       (2,694 )     (11,652 )  
  Change in fair value of derivative liability     (6,794 )     (159 )     209       (2,191 )     (8,935 )  
  Loss from disposal of assets, impairments of intangibles     -       1,771       652       53,755       56,178    
  Foreign currency transaction loss     (138 )     71       (31 )     (1 )     (99 )  
  Restructuring costs (5)     -       -       2,277       10       2,287    
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (4,501 )   $ (1,406 )   $ 8,379     $ 12,497     $ 14,969    
                                 


                           
      Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
      December 31,     December 31,  
      2016      2015      2016      2015   
GAAP net loss   $ (86,077 )   $ (81,666 )   $ (169,590 )   $ (148,315 )  
Adjustments:                          
  Interest expense, net     11,039       9,455       37,857       38,120    
  Depreciation and amortization     20,740       28,203       86,215       94,695    
  Income tax (benefit) expense     413       20,880       439       7,062    
EBITDA     (53,885 )     (23,128 )     (45,079 )     (8,438 )  
  Net revenue adjustments (1)     15,277       20       15,277       (12,181 )  
  Cost of product sales adjustments (2)     (2,521 )     424       (2,521 )     2,115    
  Selling, general and administrative adjustments (3)     4,747       2,236       9,513       11,518    
  Research and development adjustments (4)     -       -       -       500    
  Cost of inducement     -       -       -       19,500    
  Change in fair value of contingent consideration      (2,694 )     3,458       (11,652 )     (138 )  
  Change in fair value of derivative liability     (2,191 )     (85 )     (8,935 )     (19,315 )  
  Loss from disposal of assets, impairments of intangibles     53,755       24,352       56,178       24,352    
  Foreign currency transaction loss     (1 )     582       (99 )     582    
  Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       -       -       1,112    
  Restructuring costs (5)     10       (56 )     2,287       1,137    
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 12,497     $ 7,803     $ 14,969     $ 20,744    
                           

(1) Adjusts for the impact of GSK arbitration award of $15.3 million for revenue deductions related to prior period sales for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 by excluding the full $15.3 million from the year ended December 31, 2016 and including $2.6 million and $12.5 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015.  This line item also includes $2.6 million to reverse the impact of prior quarters' gross to net accrual adjustments and excludes the impact on returns from FDA reclass of Hydrocodone products from C3 to C2 classification of $303,000 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015.
(2) Adjusts for the royalty credit related to the adjusting of net revenues of Treximet for the GSK arbitration award of $2.5 million related to prior period revenues for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 and including the $424,000 and $2.0 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015, respectively.  This line item also excludes the amortization of inventory step-up from acquisitions for the year ended December 31, 2015.
(3) Excludes deal expenses of $2.8 million and $4.3 million; stock compensation expense of $2.7 million and $5.3 million; severance expense of $1.9 million and $0 and non-recurring arbitration and litigation expenses of $2.1 million and $1.9 million for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
(4) Excludes expense associated with contractual milestone assumed as part of the Zohydro ER acquisition for the year ended December 31, 2015.
(5) Excludes expense related to the initiative to restructure our sales force and operations in 2016 and the restructure of our operations and the shut down of our Charleston, South Carolina site in 2015.

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