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RMTI Rockwell Medical

Participants
Paul Arndt MD, LifeSci Advisors
Rob Chioini Founder and CEO
Tom Klema CFO
Ben Wolin Chairman
Ray Pratt CMO
David Bouchey IFS Securities
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the Rockwell Medical First Quarter 2018 Earnings Call. Today's call is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Paul Arndt, Managing Director, LifeSci Advisors. Please go ahead sir.

Paul Arndt

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Rob Chioini

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Ben Wolin

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Rob Chioini

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Tom Klema

effective adjustment is Thank you the when XXXX. method be quarter the of will retain quarter. takes in not of and products. did a recognition adoption the afternoon. financial by that quarter first we that result adopted and opening and customer our not impact retrospective for first covering our results did as the XXXX new the first recognized an the It significantly revenue of of this I’d modified became revenue off good majority of standard our standard control either. earnings adopted is the We quarter noting I recognition that to like the the standard start to revenue

area. an You see expanded statements will product be recognition will footnotes to details that on and in geographic footnote regarding disclosures there type the our sales revenue by including financial

the than to due quarter increase quarter was X.X% million; domestic first concentrate first primarily were sales this sales. Our was higher of XX.X XXXX. The higher

trucking an both goods resulting in driver Triferic trends was which the incoming in term. expect the quarter offset slightly sales first cost positive, has profit nationwide States. and cost increased business the United the million our profit truck X.X first shortage, business the drug over reserve. of was million from profit were million by X.X% by was million profit in near the Recent increased higher our last in industry in $XXX,XXX XXXX. inventory included expense gross to quarter gross Our would regulation partially shipments to Gross offset related Concentrate government distribution for compared increase concentrate our exacerbated to further cost approximately was X.X the year. materials those largely gross concentrate of increased international and X.X was to which within due decrease concentrate We unit was to continue first the cost, growth. volume This to quarter which X.X

Triferic We separate considerable inventory obtaining of have anticipation built reimbursement. of in

a As had in we March of X.X accounting an net the X.X Triferic of reserved quarter, the value available is million book has was X.X as much first X.X taking end goods total of use. the XX, charge, X.X product remaining of resulting and inventory million for that of And inventory And we this reserve, of and million for reserve in million. that finished X.X expired of not and reserved of March. million million

of of a this X.X is to have million Triferic ingredient produced sufficient We and active classified X.X pharmaceutical inventory. non-current million meet approximately we have API supplies of believe perspective also We demand. Triferic

last million front, million. decrease The X.X during primarily quarter SG&A the SG&A million XXXX due year. expense equity X.X million in of lower SG&A of On expense the first compensation to was was $X to compared X.X

XXX,XXX a to expense settlement activist investor We an incurred a also payment for group.

development, Triferic Research the of increase product new X.X development the may cost product research related second for efforts. Triferic last year. significantly research development and quarter to cost were the and aggregating Our the half indications and a development in cost we clinical to commercialization approval expense to incurred first first approximately in X.X and On support SG&A compared use and and in primarily in delivery anticipated of help million presentations. related quarter regulatory year products, our commercial to million testing other development incurred

was the X.X gross year. payment X.X compensation. quarter in million, lower million, investor last of first million The in mainly the X.X quarter a equity for activist loss loss to to increase net was of higher to Our X.X offset R&D million X.X in compared by million non-cash XXX,XXX the due lower cost group profit of

compared quarter. was in net $X.XX share to loss $X.XX years’ Our per first last

investments of capital resources, and and million we liquidity on XX. XX.X have approximately million we working as March capital cash of XX.X in and Now XX, of had March as

was R&D X.X X.X expenses of been had quarter related shareholder first our million activity operating approximately of using the primarily cash We activist operations used which million for the resources. our million and to cash fund settlement. uses X.X and expenses Our in R&D. in Cash operating included

fund we We cash no for sufficient was pretty least year debt operations have have and ahead. our believe a we brief. at to That

operator you any those. back have now happy to our during If I’ll questions Q&A call Q&A. I’ll some turn be the for to address

Operator

with Bouchey IFS And from our ahead. Securities. come first question David [Operator go Instructions] will Please

David Bouchey

sure well. I’m on I’d it. very today. the glad First appreciate to hello appreciated you very that much that, to up investors I taking it Thank to call do out like time are that say for the as Ben. I’m you

program? Triferic not it expired, was yet with as maybe to written well of any that Some that you that the quarter, the Is date any for has increase approaching. last that down sample the to as that maybe is quick inventory expiration questions Tom, use possible free

Tom Klema

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David Bouchey

a also So increase use your case in you at uptick, it’s program balance, sample want to you have and that potentially your available later, news of to you want way kind a some get good free than but increase rather to it? looking is that sooner of good

Tom Klema

of in mostly it X.X first at quarter not reserved year. look that to way just been good expire quarter million would approximately that’s is for and goods, next the the a That’s there of finished fourth inventory and and

would think time let’s some was of we If get we of would year, it probably of be it lot of near the possibly. near off. and reserved probably period reserve So million what X.X longer for a we a to had a reserved able term decision, written for say end decision, be the takes to then of

David Bouchey

Chile, know in some yet, are some and Canada different some from markets the pretty knowledge. fill terms and of to lot on of international can get Peru people for accessed you’ve Are and are you and planning looking help keeping help markets who good that planning the can kind progress for who or on of hasn’t expanding US that you these of those mind people you I looking requires been in specialized roles? China a you very made

Rob Chioini

through couple a get of something term different reviewing of couple signing us sheets for have we’re some Yes, for of partners just trying world is been places CDAs, some David progress, where actually done. the handful this looking a the are outside those and places certainly over active and licensing, we phases work US a working we’ve to of and term in a now Rob. sheets all very and us are

is and to plan in continue the the the do and whether outside hemodialysis get it’s patients. product it the all out So, areas to license to that US

David Bouchey

not the to you know do until an authorization back hire the that shareholders time you as of to rolled kind Well have meeting. currently something until I holding incentive that that’s Is employees, gets on? at use stock least that

Rob Chioini

our had Triferic. to hasn’t any effect that out-license No, on ability

David Bouchey

talking to place? is talking plan How getting recruiting help about I’m you? out-license, people in that Well not I’m important

Rob Chioini

important talent. think have entice, reward to to yes, to for Well, it’s equity a always to public to attract, I retain, company top

business any of pursue get like So them we’ve we don’t. them and challenges. of We always some and we had there’s some some folks

related the with to the important a always in problem equity. far BD directly to we as in personnel As have equity, area, run haven’t it’s to but the

David Bouchey

And and I longer know or it’s impossible considered any beyond of which a to act to at or going tell Directors for CMS CMMI. minds there you have of Board the the would on the But not is CMS what’s in wait people that? date you even

Rob Chioini

we’re date certainly believe seeking we for to forward determined Well but it’s consider and and a reimbursement. it, we we best as in cutoff the interest work the of the move or request separate on status final let continually to option the haven’t company we’ll get shareholders and We and the table, go certainly reimbursement, the forward, is assessing the but that know. shareholders

David Bouchey

at question, from officials know and with Ben you’ve had has lawyers, of of your your how lobbyist but one questions to communications not, that involved been Board the And take in any Board CMMI? the or if wants or I don’t the negotiations or Chairman with least the

Rob Chioini

I’m question. happy to answer that

the handled associated to with are direct CMMI of hand-in-hand and are or management the who Washington has parts communications behalf. company. other our best working DC management individuals been path management for Board the outside So the on by forward determine of working with All

David Bouchey

question for last one Tom. got I’ve

free make of the If reflect Triferic to program, cost you reserve decided increase that adjustment in sold got you’ve to would the sample line use you an quarters goods the do use? upcoming on of to guys to some

Tom Klema

be I the of expense administrative think from a answer general be P&L. about would the and amount, push the cost Yes, selling, a same shorter and be on the to would reclassification goods

David Bouchey

disclosed very Rob the I last want are you from like the any sample increase free us guidance you again, the And a it XXXX many on are maybe policy, that and program, in United in there might percentage. decision any on can’t how but much for question you be CMS. States, large sample to have involved to kind hate but free how one of publicly and haven’t can that offer between Do now you harp

Rob Chioini

want on increasing it the we’re Well answer yes, to on is do it. increase and we

We’re week. increasing of the size and scope that program really the every

about much think think I US program sample the makeup, of the the and number many, to the isn’t in how actual more clinics with but right. important thing the so

market. very a it’s consolidated So

given in those the number, As up we large five, are make program. seven some that or six, we them certainly companies, know names, they continue are six, but of the bulk and certainly you that public, haven’t participating some are market companies to of clinics of their folks of some five, because expand and the out seven

Operator

our question take investor. We’ll next ahead. from a Greg Please private [Sibentin], go

Unidentified Analyst

the was A at Tom any you months, questions, XX on did least you of mentioned not liquidity, needs additional correct? capital couple that first see for

Tom Klema

to Yes, we has correct. which over pretty March cash we cash XX the six not our but year, to wait quarters say certainly that year used for in on that translate our do of least cash the end have and Based usage consistent would would. or X.X of to in operating cash million available, the and of that’s at we going as to in million a quarter, last been something we’re current

reimbursement based the got number on cash right we that get clinics would We quickly. cash if board, neutral we relatively we now flow of think have we’ve and be enough on

Unidentified Analyst

the based been With to years stock in to got regards on four waiting. and ago launch, I the Calcitriol patiently we’ve Calcitriol

told a it process. month expedited be were four On November the would year last in call we roughly

received the that caused something there it’s a Is four the to looks like process? be on update going month in last delay that Rob, Now August. we

Rob Chioini

approvals they different to being generic The being result. a Well flows a go than generic division hard and through there’s ebbs drug on the that’s the I then drug without backed of at and new taking FDA a up speed. mean up and drugs, delay. is bit that’s timelines little no runs the shot there why

parts drug manufacturing the generic look have down Calcitriol, line with years, companies always FDA of to division the those other and two just attention where to they’ve see section and section, there’s last CMC there’s with in long. issue a them, inspected the the this work We’re takes is there’s reviews some way if generally these the the kind we been taken there’s or last has our audited been are on no directed to why so in that

Unidentified Analyst

Got it.

So gave, August it worst it’s could be they or before correct? August case that deadline that

Rob Chioini

August maybe XX Well, deadline they’ve August a sometimes us August helps, before and us hoping response, I given they’ve off it or to that know XX, give will thinking do yes, hit better number. have think all we’re be our review just they us expedited which but their XX, let we approval

Unidentified Analyst

if mentioned call hypothetically approved, is that correct? And anticipate year, on it the revenue this earlier you any you don’t sales

Rob Chioini

to Yeah year. this anything material we be expect most likely

Unidentified Analyst

rest the being bundle Triferic the without Calcitriol without are revenues you currently see that existing from of say businesses sold, being we have? the only to safe year approved, can so Okay, the

Rob Chioini

That’s correct.

Unidentified Analyst

our position is --. And cash

Sorry, go ahead.

Rob Chioini

the cash for potential I that. come in a be could through There guarantee can’t deal but to you some licensing

Unidentified Analyst

Understood.

worst our existing of rest the is for this So business case year.

is that pretty we’re to get it correctly? up, Triferic on hand the and potentially on market I’m cash much doesn’t if as summing is, understanding Board for might weather selling it enough approval the the company the the selling if have then next and until storm We year Calcitriol looking consider then

Rob Chioini

say I that. No, wouldn’t

saying we for goes happens don’t doing have this right that a said, now hard as don’t like happen if have We now, does Triferic this I like date or X. something doesn’t we’re Triferic. day by far As we’re right

that separate we’ll what all do have and conclusions of evaluating the us becomes just role approved so those we’re help forward. and some a to more if the soon. hopefully that information Triferic here going And timing some come And reimbursement certainly it plays we’ll options

Unidentified Analyst

approval? revenue for you clarification, it terms is in based not Triferic may difference waiting gap? or so waiting package? may that answer on a why dosage last this. or CMS per to big us able persistent the of of a enough Just the for and the want is for question for the we’re be selling bundle on and give to difference that big FDA waiting and as rough What to Is Is

Rob Chioini

the significantly quickly therapies issues. cross shareholders. is or That’s there’s few for after But with for for only problem renal There’s It’s just all – not space one significantly that reimbursement everybody reimbursement. innovative certainly saving value their a patients few more brings reimbursement cost really measure a an far having couple clinics. as a a reasons, versus to reimbursement separate we’re but and the going significant just is the have a new Medicare. providers, widespread incentivize to it reasons have the Triferic, this and issue more there’s reason value therapy separate the certainly innovation. including Well feeling as important will CMS access. of Separate certainly for reimbursement use the separate And for the they with all providers they way around

Unidentified Analyst

Got it.

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and for thank your good time luck. wish that everybody with you So guys I

Operator

does or closing and like gentlemen, turn this the for conference I’d Ladies remarks. session. today’s to question-and-answer to Chioini additional conclude back Rob over

Rob Chioini

talk and in to all next to want work shareholders continue updating just and Thank hard for or we’ll thank call our We the of advance you Rockwell that. forward to on supporting you. look to you

Operator

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