Ionis Pharmaceuticals expects to end FY18 with $1.8B in cash
The company said, "Our strong financial results were driven by a more than three-fold increase in commercial revenue from SPINRAZA compared to last year. Looking ahead to the second half of this year, we expect to continue to strengthen our financial performance as we add product sales from TEGSEDI and potentially WAYLIVRA to our growing SPINRAZA royalties. We also have the potential to earn numerous milestone payments from our partnered programs. In addition, we will have two full quarters of amortization from our expanded Biogen collaboration, providing further revenue growth," said Elizabeth L. Hougen, chief financial officer of Ionis. "We are on track to achieve our third consecutive year of pro forma operating income even as we prepare to launch two new drugs this year. In addition, we expect to end 2018 with more than $1.8B in cash."