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A transitional quarter
08 Dec 16
PDL has reported earnings for Q316, the first quarter in which revenues ($14.3m) flowed in from its Noden Pharma investment. During Q3, Novartis continued to distribute the Noden products and transferred net profits after taking out the cost of manufacturing and a fee. Noden is now distributing the products itself as of Q4. PDL has also issued $150m in 2.75% convertible debt, due in 2021. The bulk of the proceeds went towards repurchasing $120m of principal of its 4% notes, due in 2018.
Less dividend equals more deals
11 Aug 16
PDL reported earnings for Q216 and announced that the company would be suspending dividend payments until further notice. This follows the reduction in dividends that occurred in Q116. Management made this decision strategically to reallocate resources to capitalize on the current hostile financing environment that has increased the attractiveness of alternative deals. It will also be able to take advantage of big pharma divestments using Noden Pharma as a platform for commercialization.
Noden deal closes
15 Jul 16
PDL announced on 6 July 2016 the closing of its equity investment in Noden Pharma, which concurrently acquired the Tekturna pharmaceutical brand from Novartis. Tekturna and Tekturna HCT are blood pressure medications with a combined revenue of $154m in 2015. Noden paid $110m for the brand on closing with an additional $89m due on the first year anniversary. In comparison, PDL made an equity investment of $75m and will provide $32m in a year for an 88% equity stake in Noden. According to management, the total financing needed by Noden is up to $334m and PDL is committed to providing this funding if other sources are unavailable.
PDL's new investment strategy
02 Jun 16
In a change of strategic direction, PDL announced in May 2016 that the company will be acquiring a majority equity stake in the newly formed Noden Pharma. Noden will use the capital along with additional funds from debt to finance the acquisition of the blood pressure drugs Tekturna and Tekturna HCT from Novartis for a total of $294m in upfronts and milestones. PDL is expected to provide $145m in return for an 88% equity stake, but is obligated to finance any shortfalls in additional planned debt financing.
Glumetza generics take toll
12 May 16
PDL BioPharma announced that it has taken a $48m write-down on the fair value of its Depomed royalty assets during Q116. The reason for the writedown was the faster than expected loss of market share for Glumetza and increase in pricing pressure from generic entry. The quarter also marks the last significant payment from the Queen et al royalty streams, amounting to $121m in revenue, but the concurrent timing of the payment and the write-down produced a tax benefit that offset the loss in Glumetza sales.
Improving financial flexibility
04 Mar 16
As the Queen royalty streams approach expiry, PDL has taken steps to preserve its cash flow by announcing a dividend cut for Q1 to $0.05 per share (from $0.15 per share), which would save the company more than $65m on an annualized basis. This allows PDL BioPharma to meet its financial obligations and gives it greater financial flexibility to make either more deals, larger deals or both, as current market conditions are favorable to alternative financing.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 21-03-2017
21 Mar 17
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16 Mar 17
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N+1 Singer - EKF Diagnostics - Final results & potential buy back
20 Mar 17
FY16 prelims are slightly ahead of our latest expectations, those having been increased materially over the course of H2’16 as the strength of the recovery in trading became apparent. In order to maximise shareholder value, the directors are currently examining a potential break up of the group. This would also involve a delisting from AIM. A buy back offer at 21.5p would therefore be made to those investors that wish to exit now rather than holding their shares for the two years plus it would likely take to achieve a potentially higher realisation value for the businesses.
N+1 Singer - N1S Trend spotting - Strategy update
08 Mar 17
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Good results, but further restructuring complex for investors
20 Mar 17
EKF Diagnostics FY 2016 results are slightly ahead of expectations, with both higher revenue and better EBITDA. Management has also announced plans to split the company into two separate companies, Point of Care and Laboratory Diagnostics, with the prospect of a delisting to manage the process. The primary metric for valuation of the two businesses is different consequently we believe that the separation is likely to generate significant value. However, in anticipation of the volatility likely given the restructuring announced this morning, despite the strength of the results, we reduce our recommendation to HOLD and maintain our 21p target price.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 22-03-2017
22 Mar 17
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