RVLP RVL Pharmaceuticals

Lisa Wilson Investor Relations
Brian Markison Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Einhorn Chief Financial Officer
JD Schaub Chief Operating Officer
Randall Stanicky RBC Capital Markets
David Steinberg Jefferies
Ami Fadia Leerink
Greg Fraser Truist Securities
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Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Osmotica Pharmaceuticals Third Quarter 2020 Business Update Call. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today’s conference maybe recorded. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Ms. Lisa Wilson, Investor Relations for Osmotica. Please go ahead, ma’am.

Lisa Wilson

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Brian Markison

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Andrew Einhorn

compared Selling, to XX, revenue and compared million decreased administrative three Upneeq months September decreased offset by three months three million the XXXX. offset decrease $XX the NDA XXXX the to $XX.X erosion sales XXXX ended expenses for September by fees milestone September contract continued volume the during XX, sales $XX.X decrease September reflects Upneeq, to million transaction. $XX.X for payments quarter the million product million months ended sales and XXXX. ended first by license three XX, months compared $X.X incurred of net on reflects by three existing revenues XX, receipt expenses to XXXX, the $XX.X quarter in Santen Net decreased primarily million decrease completion XXXX, higher XX, three license Research million three months Total the Brian. million This competition. September and XX, the studies decrease filing third XXXX. compared related months and the in a to due $XX.X clinical in $XX.X reflecting of arbaclofen generic and Licensing XXXX to the price ended the under for from September you, reductions of stemming in portfolio our for to in primarily XX, general million September $X.X of and million to product were to and $X.X as months which $XX.X licensing Thank for months development as The were in ended million with This the $X.X Pharmaceutical. of related launch XXXX. Santen September costs ended reflects force three ended the contract associated the to ended with revenue. XX the additional product higher million costs increased

During charges the of impairment intangible $XXX.X of rights as write-down the charges of asset product recognized third million XXXX, compared reflecting quarter impairment XXXX. of for million, to we $XX.X quarter of third

a adjusted of in XXXX $XX.X XXXX. EBITDA EBITDA $X.X the quarter $XXX.X net to compared Our third net million for the to of for loss quarter Adjusted loss third quarter third quarter was of XXXX $XX.X of of of million million third million the XXXX. compared for was the

had and cash $XXX.X facility million and million. XX, credit of equivalents of capacity we cash As our under borrowing revolving of $XX September

amount aggregate now under loans loans, $XX also the principle As the over XX, the $XXX.X during quarter. JD. term had term turn of I’ll borrowed of call September of million prepayment XXXX, our million to we following

JD Schaub

Andy. Thanks,

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Brian Markison

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Randall Markets. first question you. Thank comes Stanicky our from Capital Instructions] And with [Operator RBC

Your line is open.

Randall Stanicky

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Brian Markison

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Randall Stanicky

talked being cash you’ve generates mean, generic base that – having a I about flow.

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Brian Markison

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Randall Stanicky

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Brian Markison


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JD Schaub


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Randall Stanicky

it. Thanks guys. Got

Brian Markison

Randall. Thanks,


And next our from question you. David with Jefferies. Steinberg comes Thank

is line open. Your

David Steinberg

Okay. Thanks.

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Brian Markison

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JD Schaub

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Brian Markison

All right.

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and budget, has the community, the because So fairly we which outreach, a number Upneeq investigator-sponsored affairs dedicated will pretty aesthetic have among a particularly will medical been plan of studies expansive. include

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[Operator Instructions] Okay.

Our next here’s David. --

David Steinberg

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generic of erosion Concerta you VERT. think there’s and further I indicated

things terms of the profile? margin. do You’ve job managing done you gross bottoming a in see where out But nice

Brian Markison

lion’s David. business, would base the like seen erosion of the to of Yes. the we’ve think We share that

we’ve And a costs, of reduce so of seeing some steps in goods, quarter the out. pan that cost to of to yes, taken and you’re try number reflected

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expect Upneeq there. improvement some would gross we margin begin take sales to So as off,


next Thank question Fadia with Ami you. Leerink. our And from comes

Your line is open.

Ami Fadia

for thanks the question. evening, Good

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Brian Markison

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JD, over to you. So

JD Schaub

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Ami Fadia

That’s maybe just clarification get very could If helpful. I question. just one

So you where there Or practices from practices gave Just have curious. outside also samples? the prescriptions that, all that were come out prescribed? any are that of

JD Schaub

Yes. great a It’s question.

to. was those that So gone I practices driven think had early on, it we by

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Ami Fadia

Thank you, very helpful.


Fraser Greg comes Securities. with from Truist question next Our

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Greg Fraser

you. Thank

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Brian Markison


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JD Schaub

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Greg Fraser

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Brian Markison

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Greg Fraser

it. questions. taking Thanks for Got the


Brian turn there queue. further for to like questions in the I’d the no any call are you. remarks. to closing back Markison Thank And

Brian Markison

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