Valneva Confirms FY 2018 Guidance and Provides Initial Product Sales Revenue Guidance for 2019
Following award of a new IXIARO® supply contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, Valneva provides initial product sales guidance 2019
Saint Herblain (France), January 16, 2019 - Valneva SE ("Valneva" or "the Company"), a biotech company developing and commercializing vaccines for infectious diseases with major unmet needs, confirmed today its revenue and product sales guidance for 2018 and provided initial product sales guidance for 2019.
The Company confirmed that it expects 2018 product sales revenues to reach between €100 million and €105 million; thereby exceeding €100 million (as per previous guidance). 2018 product sales growth is primarily being driven by increasing IXIARO® sales; DUKORAL® sales will remain similar to, or slightly above, 2017 levels.
Other revenues (including R&D tax credits, grants, service revenue, royalties), which tend to fluctuate from year to year, are expected to bring the Company's total revenue in 2018 to between €110 million and €115 million.
Valneva announced earlier today that it has signed a new agreement to supply IXIARO® to the Defense Logistics Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense ("DoD"), through 2019 and the beginning of 2020 with a guaranteed value of $59 million and potentially worth up to $70 million.
It is Valneva's understanding that the substantially increased DoD order is driven by a combination of increased product adoption and inventory planning in the U.S. Military.
In 2019, the Company projects that product sales revenues will grow to between €115 million to €125 million while other revenues should remain at similar levels to 2018. This represents product sales revenues year on year growth of 15% to 20%.
Total revenues will therefore be in the range of €125 million to €135 million.
Full guidance for 2019 will be provided with the Company's 2018 results in late February. This guidance will also take into consideration detailed supply planning for IXIARO® in 2019, including logistics relating to the newly issued contract.
David Lawrence, Chief Financial Officer of Valneva commented, "Our preliminary financial expectations for 2019 builds on the momentum we established in 2018 and the $59 million IXIARO® supply contract we were recently awarded by the US Government. We look forward to an exciting 2019 and will provide further information with our 2018 results during this quarter."
About Valneva SE
Valneva is a biotech company developing and commercializing vaccines for infectious diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva's portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including a unique vaccine against Lyme disease. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 450 employees. More information is available at www.valneva.com.
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