Progenics Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial Results

Progenics Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progenics Pharmaceuticals,
Inc. (Nasdaq:PGNX) today announced its results of operations for the fourth
quarter and year end 2012.

Net loss for the fourth quarter was $0.3 million or $0.01 diluted per share,
compared to net loss of $10.7 million or $0.32 diluted per share in the 2011
period. Net loss for the year was $35.4 million or $1.02 diluted per share,
compared to net income of $10.4 million or $0.31 diluted per share in 2011.
The 2012 results include revenue from partnering two proprietary research
programs, while 2011 results reflect upfront payment and reimbursement revenue
from the company's Relistor^® collaboration with Salix Pharmaceuticals. At
December 31, 2012, Progenics had cash, cash equivalents and securities of
$62.1 million, an increase of $17.8 million in the quarter including proceeds
of a fourth quarter follow-on common stock offering and reflecting use of
$11.3 million for the full year.

Fourth quarter revenue totaled $8.9 million, up $6.7 million from the 2011
period, resulting primarily from the partnering transactions. For the full
year, Progenics reported revenues of $14.0 million, compared to $84.8 million
for 2011, a decrease primarily from 2011 recognition of the Salix

Royalty income for the quarter was $0.8 million compared to $1.3 million in
the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting stocking activity in 2011. Royalty
income for the year was $5.0 million compared to $3.0 million for 2011.

Net sales reported to Progenics by Salix (in millions):

        Three Months Ended         Year Ended
        December 31, September 30, December 31,
        2012   2011  2012          2012   2011
U.S.    $4.1   $8.0  $3.8          $29.2  $21.5
Ex-U.S. 1.1    0.8   1.1           4.0    5.5
Global $5.2   $8.8  $4.9          $33.2  $27.0

Fourth quarter and full year research and development expenses decreased by
$2.4 million and $20.7 million, respectively, compared to the 2011 periods,
primarily from reduced headcount and decreased laboratory, manufacturing and
operating expenses. Clinical trial expenses increased in the fourth quarter
compared to the 2011 period and decreased for the full year. Fourth quarter
general and administrative expenses decreased $1.1 million from 2011; full
year G&A expense was down $3.5 million, in each case due to lower consulting,
compensation and other operating expense. Company-wide headcount as of
December 31, 2012 declined to 76 from 105 as of December 31, 2011.

Fourth Quarter Highlights

  *Completed underwritten public offering of 12,650,000 primary common shares
    resulting in $23.3 million net proceeds.
  *Out-licensed C. difficile preclinical program for $5.0 million upfront
    payment (received in January) with potential future milestones and
  *Fourth quarter Relistor global net sales increased 8% from the third
    quarter, but decreased 40% from the prior year period due to 2011 stocking
    activity. Annual Relistor global net sales increased 23% over 2011.

Recent Events

  *Acquired Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, expanding our oncology
    pipeline with diagnostic and small molecule therapeutic candidates
    targeting PSMA and prostate cancer.
  *Reported positive clinical data from a study of two novel radiolabeled
    small molecule imaging agents – ^123I-MIP-1072 and ^123I-MIP-1095 –
    targeting PSMA.

Conference Call and Webcast

Progenics will review fourth quarter and year-end financial results in a
conference call today at 8:30 a.m. EDT. To participate, please dial (877)
250-8889 (domestic) or (720) 545-0001 (international) and reference conference
ID 21225492. A live webcast will be available on the Events section of the
Progenics website,, and a replay will be available on the
website for two weeks.

                         - Financial Tables follow -

(in thousands, except net (loss) income per share)
                             For the Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
                              December 31,               December 31,
                             2012         2011          2012        2011
Royalty income               $782       $1,279      $4,963    $3,046
Collaboration revenue        8,004       366          8,525      76,764
Research grants              71          464          488        4,810
Other revenues               28          88           72         176
Total revenues               8,885       2,197        14,048     84,796
Research and development     5,423       8,296        31,840     53,183
License fees – research and  510         12           1,170      578
Royalty expense              79          131          499        405
General and administrative   2,953       4,035        14,706     18,248
Depreciation and             261         485          1,324      2,066
Total expenses               9,226       12,959       49,539     74,480
Operating (loss) income       (341)       (10,762)     (35,491)   10,316
Other income:                                                     
Interest income              17          16           60         65
Total other income           17          16           60         65
Net (loss) income before      (324)       (10,746)     (35,431)   10,381
income taxes
Income tax benefit           --         --          --        --
Net (loss) income             $(324)     $(10,746)   $(35,431) $10,381
Net (loss) income per share;  $(0.01)    $(0.32)     $(1.02)   $0.31
Weighted average shares       37,590       33,700        34,754      33,375
outstanding; basic
Net income (loss) per share;  $(0.01)    $(0.32)     $(1.02)   $0.31
Weighted average shares       37,590       33,700        34,754      33,494
outstanding; diluted

(in thousands)
                                          December 31, December 31,
                                           2012         2011
Cash and cash equivalents                  $58,838    $70,105
Accounts receivable                        6,937       1,516
Auction rate securities                    3,240       3,332
Fixed assets, net                          3,399       4,038
Other assets                               3,894       1,119
Total assets                              $76,308    $80,110
Liabilities                                $8,902     $7,943
Deferred revenue                           838         366
Total liabilities                         9,740       8,309
Stockholders' equity                      66,568      71,801
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $76,308    $80,110

About Relistor

Progenics has exclusively licensed development and commercialization rights
for its first commercial product, Relistor, to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. for
markets worldwide other than Japan, where Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. holds
an exclusive license for the subcutaneous formulation. Relistor
(methylnaltrexone bromide) subcutaneous injection is a first-in-class
treatment for opioid-induced constipation approved in more than 50 countries
for patients with advanced illness.

Important Safety Information for subcutaneous Relistor

Relistor is indicated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC)
in patients with advanced illness who are receiving palliative care, when
response to laxative therapy has not been sufficient. Use of Relistor beyond
four months has not been studied.

Relistor is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected mechanical
gastrointestinal obstruction. If severe or persistent diarrhea occurs during
treatment, advise patients to discontinue therapy with Relistor and consult
their physician. Use of Relistor has not been studied in patients with
peritoneal catheters.

Safety and efficacy of Relistor have not been established in pediatric

Rare cases of gastrointestinal (GI) perforation have been reported in advanced
illness patients with conditions that may be associated with localized or
diffuse reduction of structural integrity in the wall of the GI tract (i.e.,
cancer, peptic ulcer, Ogilvie's syndrome). Perforations have involved varying
regions of the GI tract (e.g., stomach, duodenum, colon).

Use Relistor with caution in patients with known or suspected lesions of the
GI tract. Advise patients to discontinue therapy with Relistor and promptly
notify their physician if they develop severe, persistent, and/or worsening
abdominal symptoms.

The most common adverse reactions reported with Relistor compared with placebo
in clinical trials were abdominal pain (28.5% vs. 9.8%), flatulence (13.3% vs.
5.7%), nausea (11.5% vs. 4.9%), dizziness (7.3% vs. 2.4%), diarrhea (5.5% vs.
2.4%), and hyperhidrosis (6.7% vs. 6.5%).

Relistor full Prescribing Information for the U.S. is available at

About Progenics

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops innovative medicines for oncology,
and has a pipeline that includes product candidates in preclinical through
late-stage development. Progenics' first commercial product, Relistor^®
(methylnaltrexone bromide) for opioid-induced constipation, is marketed and in
further development by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. for markets worldwide other
than Japan, where Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. holds an exclusive license for
the subcutaneous formulation. For additional information, please visit

The Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. logo is available at

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results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among
others, the cost, timing and results of clinical trials and other development
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Editors Note:

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CONTACT: Amy Martini
         Corporate Affairs
         (914) 789-2816
         Kathleen Fredriksen
         Corporate Development
         (914) 789-2871

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