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ACOR Acorda Therapeutics

Acorda Therapeutics develops therapies to restore function and improve the lives of people with neurological disorders. INBRIJA® (levodopa inhalation powder) is approved for intermittent treatment of OFF episodes in adults with Parkinson's disease treated with carbidopa/levodopa. INBRIJA is not to be used by patients who take or have taken a nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as phenelzine or tranylcypromine within the last two weeks. INBRIJA utilizes Acorda's innovative ARCUS® pulmonary delivery system, a technology platform designed to deliver medication through inhalation. Acorda also markets the branded AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg.

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12 May 21
27 Jul 21
31 Dec 21
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Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 148.44M 148.44M 148.44M 148.44M 148.44M 148.44M
Cash burn (monthly) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) 12.2M 10.3M 8.96M 4.09M
Cash used (since last report) n/a n/a 47.39M 40M 34.82M 15.9M
Cash remaining n/a n/a 101.04M 108.43M 113.62M 132.54M
Runway (months of cash) n/a n/a 8.3 10.5 12.7 32.4

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
2 Jun 21 Barry E Greene Non-Employee Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 3.75 10,000 37.5K 10,000
2 Jun 21 Jensen Peder Non-Employee Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 3.75 10,000 37.5K 10,000
2 Jun 21 Kelley John P Non-Employee Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 3.75 10,000 37.5K 10,000
2 Jun 21 Panem Sandra PHD Non-Employee Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 3.75 10,000 37.5K 10,000
2 Jun 21 Randall Lorin Non-Employee Stock Option Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 3.75 10,000 37.5K 10,000

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

39.0% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 38 4 +850.0%
Opened positions 35 4 +775.0%
Closed positions 1 0 NEW
Increased positions 1 0 NEW
Reduced positions 2 0 NEW
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Total value 18.01M 42.43M -57.5%
Total shares 3.7M 10.25M -63.9%
Total puts 155.44K 0 NEW
Total calls 85.13K 0 NEW
Total put/call ratio 1.8
Largest owners
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Point72 Asset Management 891.63K $4.34M NEW
Renaissance Technologies 814.4K $3.97M -80.1%
Acadian Asset Management 379.92K $1.85M NEW
Vanguard 272.24K $1.33M NEW
Jacobs Levy Equity Management 249.11K $1.21M NEW
Canyon Capital Advisors 196.37K $956K +0.0%
BLK Blackrock 190.21K $927K NEW
FHI Federated Hermes 106.63K $519K -83.4%
Susquehanna International 88.63K $432K NEW
IVZ Invesco 80.68K $393K NEW
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Ubs Oconnor 0 -5.32M EXIT
Renaissance Technologies 814.4K -3.27M -80.1%
Point72 Asset Management 891.63K +891.63K NEW
FHI Federated Hermes 106.63K -534.54K -83.4%
Acadian Asset Management 379.92K +379.92K NEW
Vanguard 272.24K +272.24K NEW
Jacobs Levy Equity Management 249.11K +249.11K NEW
BLK Blackrock 190.21K +190.21K NEW
Susquehanna International 88.63K +88.63K NEW
IVZ Invesco 80.68K +80.68K NEW

Financial report summary

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Risks
  • We have a history of operating losses and may not be able to achieve or sustain profitability in the future; we are substantially dependent on our ability to successfully market and sell Inbrija (levodopa inhalation powder).
  • We may not have sufficient cash flow from our business to continue to sufficiently fund our operations and pay our substantial debt
  • Our most recent restructuring and associated organizational changes may not adequately reduce our expenses, may lead to additional workforce attrition, and may cause operational disruptions.
  • Operating our business and servicing our debt requires a significant amount of cash, and we may need to obtain additional funding in the future if we do not have sufficient cash flow from our business to continue to sufficiently fund our operations and pay our substantial debt.
  • The indenture governing our convertible senior secured notes due 2024 contains restrictions that may make it more difficult to execute our strategy or to effectively compete.
  • An event of default under the indenture governing our convertible senior secured notes due 2024 could adversely affect our liquidity and our ability to retain title to our assets, including our intellectual property.
  • The commercial success of Inbrija (levodopa inhalation powder) and any other future products are highly dependent on market acceptance among physicians, patients and the medical community, adequate reimbursement by governmental and other third party payers, and other factors.
  • We operate in the highly-regulated pharmaceutical industry.
  • We have no manufacturing capabilities for our products or product candidates, and we are dependent upon third-parties to supply the materials for, and to manufacture, our products and product candidates.
  • We completed the sale of our Chelsea, Massachusetts manufacturing operations in February 2021, and accordingly we rely on Catalent as our sole supplier for the manufacture of Inbrija (levodopa inhalation powder) and the manufacture of any ARCUS product candidates we may seek to further develop.
  • Our global supply agreement with Catalent contains substantial long-term financial commitments.
  • We do not have back-up manufacturing capability for Inbrija or any ARCUS product candidates, and if Catalent fails to timely perform under our global supply agreement our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects could be harmed.
  • Catalent may not successfully complete the expansion of the Chelsea, Massachusetts manufacturing facility.
  • We may incur significant liability if we fail to comply with stringent FDA marketing and promotion regulations and those in other applicable markets.
  • The identification of new side effects from Inbrija (levodopa inhalation powder) or any other marketed drug products, or side effects from those products that are more frequent or severe than in the past, could harm our business by leading to a significant decrease in sales or to the withdrawal of marketing approval in the U.S. and/or in other jurisdictions.
  • We are subject to periodic unannounced inspections by the FDA and other regulatory authorities related to other regulatory requirements that apply to drugs manufactured or distributed by us.
  • We rely on specialty pharmacies to dispense our products, deliver customer support, and provide us with related services, and our business could be harmed and we could be subject to liabilities if these services are performed inadequately or in a manner that does not comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • We are dependent on our existing collaborations, and may need additional collaborations, to develop and commercialize products outside of the U.S.
  • We do not currently receive any royalties from Biogen for sales of Fampyra, and we cannot predict whether and when we will receive additional Fampyra royalties.
  • Our collaborators will need to obtain and maintain regulatory approval in foreign jurisdictions where they seek to market or are currently marketing our products.
  • Drug development programs, particularly those in early stages of development, may never be commercialized.
  • Drug products in development must undergo rigorous clinical testing, the results of which are uncertain and could substantially delay or prevent us from bringing them to market.
  • If we proceed with research and development programs, we will rely on third party contract research organizations, medical centers and others to perform preclinical and non-clinical testing and clinical trials, and research and development programs could be harmed if these third parties do not perform in an acceptable and legally compliant manner.
  • If we market products in a manner that violates healthcare fraud and abuse laws, or if we violate false claims laws or fail to comply with our reporting and payment obligations under the Medicaid drug rebate program or other governmental pricing programs, or other applicable legal requirements, we may be subject to civil or criminal penalties or additional reimbursement requirements and sanctions, which could harm our business, financial condition, results of operations and growth prospects.
  • Legislative or regulatory reform of the healthcare system may affect our ability to sell our products profitably.
  • Our existing or potential products may not be commercially viable in the U.S. if we fail to obtain or maintain an adequate level of reimbursement for these products by Medicaid, Medicare or other third party payers.
  • The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, generally referred to as “Brexit,” could make it more difficult for us to do business in Europe or have other adverse effects on our business.
  • State pharmaceutical compliance and reporting requirements may expose us to regulatory and legal action by state governments or other government authorities.
  • Our inability to attract and retain key management and other personnel, or maintain access to expert advisors, may hinder our ability to execute our business plan.
  • We and our third party contract manufacturers must comply with environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, and failure to comply with these laws and regulations could expose us to significant costs or liabilities.
  • If we cannot protect, maintain and, if necessary, enforce our intellectual property, our ability to develop and commercialize our products will be severely limited.
  • Our business could be harmed by requirements to publicly disclose our clinical trial data.
  • If third parties successfully claim that we infringe their patents or proprietary rights, our ability to continue to develop and successfully commercialize our product candidates could be delayed or prevented.
  • Our stock price may be volatile and you may lose all or a part of your investment.
  • Future sales of our common stock could cause our stock price to decline, and future issuances of common stock could cause substantial dilution.
  • If our officers, directors and largest stockholders choose to act together, they may be able to control the outcome of stockholder vote.
  • Certain provisions of Delaware law, our Certificate of Incorporation, and our Bylaws may delay or prevent an acquisition of us that stockholders may consider favorable or may prevent efforts by our stockholders to change our directors or our management, which could decrease the value of your shares.
  • Because we do not intend to pay dividends in the foreseeable future, you will benefit from an investment in our common stock only if it appreciates in value.
  • Our ability to use net operating loss carry forwards to reduce future tax payments may be limited if taxable income does not reach sufficient levels or if there is a change in ownership of Acorda.
  • We may have exposure to additional tax liabilities, which could have a material impact on our results of operations and financial position.
  • We may expand our business through the acquisition of companies or businesses or in-licensing product candidates that could disrupt our business and harm our financial condition.
  • We face an inherent risk of liability in the event that the use or misuse of our products results in personal injury or death.
  • We may be the subject of litigation, which, if adversely determined, could harm our business and operating results.
  • We depend on sophisticated information technology systems to operate our business and a cyber attack or other breach of these systems, or a system error, could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations.
Management Discussion
  • For the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 we recognized product sales of Inbrija following receipt of product by companies in our distribution network, which primarily includes specialty pharmacy providers and ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc. During the three-month period ended December 31, 2020, we completed the transition from a network of several specialty pharmacies to AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, or Walgreens, as the sole specialty pharmacy for U.S. sales of Inbrija, which we believe has potential benefits to patients and our business. We recognized net revenue from the sale of Inbrija of $5.0 million and $4.4 million for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, an increase of $0.6 million or 13.6%. The increase in Inbrija net revenue was due to an increase in net volume of $0.1 million and a net increase in price and discount and allowance adjustments of $0.5 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021.
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Patents

GRANT
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Methods for detecting cardiac damage
27 Jul 21
The present invention relates to a method for detecting heart damage in a patient.
APP
Utility
Sustained Release Aminopyridine Composition
8 Jul 21
A pharmaceutical composition which comprises a therapeutically effective amount of a aminopyridine dispersed in a release matrix, including, for example, a composition that can be formulated into a stable, sustained-release oral dosage formulation, such as a tablet which provides, upon administration to a patient, a therapeutically effective plasma level of the aminopyridine for a period of at least 12 hours, preferably 24 hours or more and the use of the composition to treat various neurological diseases.
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Compositions and Methods for Treating Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease
17 Jun 21
The present invention is directed to tablets for oral administration to a subject, comprising a therapeutically effective amount of SYN120 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the tablet is substantially free of lactose.
GRANT
Utility
Water-soluble acetaminophen analogs
1 Jun 21
The present invention provides water-soluble acetaminophen prodrugs and formulations which may be suitable for parenteral administration.
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Compositions and methods for treating Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease
13 Apr 21
The present invention is directed to tablets for oral administration to a subject, comprising a therapeutically effective amount of SYN120 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the tablet is substantially free of lactose.