6-K 1 pharminggroupfinancialresu.htm 6-K Document

Washington, D.C. 20549


PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

For the Month of October 2022

Commission File Number: 001-39822

Pharming Group N.V.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Darwinweg 24
2333 CR Leiden
The Netherlands
(Address of principal executive offices)

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Filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 6-K is a press release of Pharming Group N.V., or the Company, dated October 27, 2022.

The information included in this Report on Form 6-K (including Exhibit 99.1 hereto) that is furnished shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. In addition, the information included in this Report on Form 6-K (including Exhibit 99.1 hereto) that is furnished shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference into such filing.

Exhibit No.
Pharming Group reports financial results for the first nine months of 2022


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Pharming Group N.V.
/s/ Sijmen de Vries
Sijmen de Vries

Date: October 27, 2022


Pharming Group reports earnings for the first nine months of 2022
Leniolisib remains on track for marketing authorization in the US and European Economic Area in H1 2023
Revenues increased by 3% to US$151.0 million, compared to the first nine months of 2021
Operating profit increased by 86% to US$28.4 million
Strong balance sheet and stable sales from RUCONEST® underpinning continued investment in launch preparations for leniolisib and Pharming’s long-term growth

Leiden, The Netherlands, October 27, 2022: Pharming Group N.V. (“Pharming” or “the Company”) (Euronext Amsterdam: PHARM/NASDAQ: PHAR) presents its preliminary, unaudited financial report for the first nine months ended September 30, 2022.

Chief Executive Officer, Sijmen de Vries, commented:
“In the first nine months of 2022 Pharming continued to perform well despite challenging industry conditions. Our commercialized asset RUCONEST® saw increased sales of 3% or US$151.0 million, compared to the same period last year, highlighting the continued need for a safe and effective acute hereditary angioedema therapy.

From a strategic perspective, we continued to make significant progress delivering on a number of important regulatory milestones for leniolisib, a rare immunodeficiency disease. Of note, our New Drug Application for leniolisib was accepted by the US FDA for Priority Review with a PDUFA goal date of March 29, 2023. Furthermore, we submitted a Marketing Authorisation Application for the product to the European Medicines Agency following the grant of accelerated assessment. We remain on track for the anticipated marketing authorization of leniolisib as a treatment of APDS in key markets next year.

Looking ahead, the anticipated launch and commercialization of leniolisib will be supported by our strong balance sheet and the steady sales of RUCONEST®. We will continue focusing on our strategic objectives and the internal review of our pipeline as we look to bring the unserved rare disease patient the solutions they need. We look forward to presenting more detailed plans at our full year financial results.”


Strategic highlights
During the first nine months of 2022, we continued to execute on our strategic objectives of building a sustainable business by focusing on RUCONEST® sales, the approval, launch and commercialization of leniolisib, and the ongoing development and management of our pipeline as we prioritize our efforts on rare diseases.

As announced during the half year financial results in August 2022, we initiated an internal review of our pipeline with a greater and renewed focus towards rare diseases. As a result, we will advance the development of our pipeline through a combination of internal development projects - including the development of additional indications for leniolisib, as well as OTL-105 as a gene therapy for HAE - and the potential acquisition of new, late-stage assets through in-licensing and M&A opportunities.

We believe these potential acquisitions and in-licensing will be financed through a combination of positive cash flow from the RUCONEST® business, anticipated future leniolisib business, as well as available cash from our strong balance sheet. If required, Pharming will access additional funding from the capital markets.

Pipeline development

For leniolisib, Pharming has a three-step approach planned for the coming years.

The first step is the anticipated marketing authorization and commercial launch of leniolisib for the treatment of activated PI3K delta syndrome (APDS) in adults and adolescents aged 12 and older in the US during the first half of 2023. This will be followed by key markets in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the UK in the second half of 2023 and early 2024, respectively, dependent upon regulatory approval. The Company will evaluate additional countries and regions and will commercialize the product either directly or through strategic distribution partnerships.

The second step includes the marketing authorization and commercial launch of leniolisib as a treatment of APDS in children as young as one year of age.

The third step is the continued life cycle management of the leniolisib compound into further
indications which will be disclosed when decisions have been taken.

US market
We remain on track for the anticipated commercial approval of leniolisib in the first quarter of 2023, subject to approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), followed by the commercial launch of leniolisib in the second quarter of 2023.

In the third quarter of 2022, we delivered on a number of important regulatory milestones including the filing and acceptance of a New Drug Application (NDA) for Priority Review by the FDA.


As a result of receiving Priority Review, Pharming’s NDA for leniolisib was assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date of March 29, 2023.

In anticipation of a positive outcome from the FDA, we continued to grow our US field force and leverage our marketing capabilities for the commercialization of leniolisib.

Finally, the ICD-10-CM code for APDS took effect on October 1, 2022. The assignment of the ICD-10-CM code enables physicians and payors in the US to add a diagnosis of APDS to patients’ health records, which will help connect these individuals with researchers studying the prevalence and course of the disease. In addition, by allocating a specific diagnosis, the new ICD-10-CM code may help confirm medical necessity in individual patients, thus improving their access to relevant care options through US health insurance plans.

European Economic Area (EEA) and UK market
In the EEA, we announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) had granted an accelerated assessment for the Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for leniolisib in adults and adolescents aged 12 and older. Upon further request, EMA will grant an accelerated assessment of an MAA if they decide the product is of major interest for public health, and in particular, from the viewpoint of therapeutic innovation. The accelerated assessment reduces the review timeframe from 210 days to 150 days.

Further positive milestones were reached in October 2022 when we announced that we had submitted a Marketing Authorisation Application for leniolisib to the EMA. We expect to receive EMA validation of the MAA at the end of October 2022, with anticipated marketing authorization in H1 2023.

Moving on to the UK market, in April 2022, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) granted Promising Innovative Medicine (PIM) designation to leniolisib for the treatment of APDS. A PIM designation is an early indication that leniolisib is a candidate for the MHRA’s Early Access to Medicines Scheme. This scheme provides an opportunity for treatment options to be used in clinical practice in parallel with the later stages of the regulatory process.

Finally, on September 30, 2022, the UK government took the decision to extend the European Commission Decision Reliance Procedure (ECDRP) by 12 months, until December 31, 2023. The ECDRP allows a company to submit a product that has received approval from EMA to the UK’s MHRA. The MHRA can grant a license relying on the EMA’s decision, thereby ensuring a less time consuming in-country review.

The extension of the ECDRP has several benefits including aligned EU and UK dossiers, consistent labeling across the EU and UK, and the potential for an earlier Marketing Authorisation Approval. As such, Pharming has decided that the ECDRP procedure will be used for the application of leniolisib to the MHRA. Under ECDRP, if the submission of an application is made within five days of an EMA CHMP positive opinion, the MHRA will aim to determine a decision within a 67-day timeline. The anticipated MHRA decision should be known in H2 2023.


Pediatric clinical development
As previously announced, we intend to expand access to leniolisib for the treatment of pediatric APDS. As a result, Pharming has developed a clinical plan to include children as young as one year of age. During the first half of the year, positive decisions were received from EMA and MHRA on the Pediatric Investigation Plan (PIP) for leniolisib as a treatment for APDS in children. The leniolisib PIP includes two planned, global clinical trials in pediatric patients with APDS aged 4 to 11 with a second study in patients aged 1 to 6. These two studies will support regulatory filings worldwide. Pharming expects to initiate recruitment for this pediatric program for leniolisib in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Pharming’s strategic collaboration with Orchard Therapeutics to research, develop, manufacture and commercialize OTL-105, a newly disclosed investigational ex vivo autologous hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) gene therapy for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE) is ongoing. The program has made good progress developing the lentiviral vector to enhance C1-inhibitor expression and is now testing in preclinical HAE disease models. We anticipate providing further updates as we move towards preparing an Investigational New Drug (IND) filing.

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
As announced at our half year 2022 financial results, following an internal review of our pipeline, we have taken the strategic decision to discontinue further development of rhC1INH therapy for Acute Kidney Injury. We are considering strategic options to gain value from the work done to date and have de-prioritized further development and investment in the large-scale production of rhC1INH through the use of our transgenic cattle herd. The herd is being maintained to allow all possible outcomes to be explored.

The ongoing Phase IIb clinical trial is continuing as we evaluate these strategic options.

We will update the market at our full year 2022 financial results on further progress in this area.

We continue the preclinical investigation of a next-generation alpha-glucosidase therapy for the treatment of Pompe disease and will update the market on the results as appropriate.



Financial Summary
Amounts in US$m except per share dataYTD 2022YTD 2021% Change
Income Statement
Gross profit139.7130.67%
Operating profit28.415.386%
Profit for the year28.313.9104%
Balance Sheet
Cash & marketable securities189.9184.83%
Share Information
Basic earnings per share (US$)0.0430.02295%
Diluted earnings per share (US$)0.0400.018122%

Financial highlights
YTD Q3 2022
Revenues for the first nine months of 2022 were US$151.0 million, a 3% increase compared to the first nine months of 2021 (US$146.1 million).
Gross profit for the first nine months of 2022 increased 7% to US$139.7 million. This increase was driven by growth in revenues, production efficiencies and a favorable tailwind in currency translation effects.
Operating costs for the first nine months of 2022 increased by US$9.8 million to US$126.9 million versus the same period last year. The increase results from a combination of increased R&D expenditure, launch preparation and manufacturing costs for leniolisib, and an increase in travel related expenses post-COVID-19. This increase was partly offset by significant one-off costs in Q3 2021 relating to the in-licensing of OTL-105 from Orchard Therapeutics.
Operating profit for the first nine months of 2022 was US$28.4 million, increasing 86% versus the same period last year. This was mainly driven by the increase in other income of US$13.8 million as a result of a reduced minority stake in BioConnection communicated in our H1 2022 press release.
Net profit for the first nine months of 2022 was US$28.3 million, a 104% increase compared to the same period last year (US$13.9 million). This was driven by the increase in other income of US$13.8 million.
Cash and cash equivalents, together with restricted cash, decreased from US$193.0 million at the end of 2021, to US$189.9 million at the end of the third quarter 2022.



For the financial year of 2022:
Single digit growth in Group revenues from RUCONEST® sales. Quarterly fluctuations are expected.

Subject to a positive outcome from the FDA review, we anticipate marketing authorization in the US for leniolisib at the end of Q1 2023, with an anticipated launch and commercialization in Q2 2023.

Subject to a positive outcome from the EMA review, we anticipate a positive opinion from the CHMP for leniolisib, followed by the issuance of an MAA by the European Commission towards the end of H1 2023. Initial commercial launches in EU markets are planned for H2 2023.

Following an anticipated positive CHMP opinion, we intend to submit an ECDRP filing for leniolisib with the MHRA in the UK in H2 2023.

Pharming will continue to allocate resources towards the anticipated launch and commercialization of leniolisib with the view of accelerating future growth. Investments in launch preparations and focused clinical development for leniolisib will continue to impact profit for the remainder of 2022 and throughout 2023. However, no additional financing to support the current business is expected with the continued cash flow from RUCONEST® funding these investments.

Investment and continued focus on potential acquisitions and in-licensing of new, late- stage development opportunities and assets in rare diseases. Financing, if required, would come via a combination of our strong balance sheet and access to capital markets.

No further specific financial guidance for 2022 is provided.

Additional information
The conference call presentation will be available on the Pharming.com website from 10:30 CET on October 27, 2022.



Conference Call
The conference call will begin at 13:30 CET on October 27, 2022. A transcript of the call will be available on the Pharming.com website the following day at 14:30 CET.
Please note, the Company will only take questions from dial-in attendees.

Dial-in numbers for conference call
Netherlands (Local) +31 85 888 7233
United Kingdom +44 800 640 6441
United Kingdom (Local) +44 20 3936 2999
United States +1 855 979 6654
United States (Local) +1 646 664 1960
All other locations +44 20 3936 2999

Access code: 497472

Webcast link

Financial calendar 2022
Credit Suisse 31st Annual Healthcare Conference: November 8 - 10
Stifel Healthcare Conference 2022: November 15 - 16
Jefferies London Healthcare Conference: November 15 - 17

For further public information, contact:
Pharming Group, Leiden, The Netherlands
Heather Robertson, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Manager
T: +31 7 1 524 7400

FTI Consulting, London, UK
Victoria Foster Mitchell/Alex Shaw
T: +44 203 727 1000

FTI Consulting, USA
Jim Polson

T: +1 (312) 553-6730

LifeSpring Life Sciences Communication, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Leon Melens
T: +31 6 53 81 64 27
E: pharming@lifespring.nl
About Pharming Group N.V.
Pharming Group N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: PHARM/Nasdaq: PHAR) is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare, debilitating, and life-threatening diseases. Pharming is commercializing and developing an innovative portfolio of protein replacement therapies and precision medicines, including small molecules, biologics, and gene therapies that are in early to late-stage development. Pharming is headquartered in Leiden, Netherlands, and has employees around the globe who serve patients in over 30 markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.pharming.com and find us on LinkedIn.

Auditor’s involvement
The Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements have not been audited by the Company’s statutory auditor.

Risk profile
The risks outlined in the 2021 Annual Report continued to apply in the first nine months of 2022
and are expected to apply for the rest of the financial year. We continue to closely monitor the key risks and opportunities, and will respond appropriately to any emerging risk.

Related party transactions
There are no material changes in the nature, scope, and (relative) scale in this reporting period
compared to last year.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “aim”, “ambition”, ‘‘anticipate’’, ‘‘believe’’, ‘‘could’’, ‘‘estimate’’, ‘‘expect’’, ‘‘goals’’, ‘‘intend’’, ‘‘may’’, “milestones”, ‘‘objectives’’, ‘‘outlook’’, ‘‘plan’’, ‘‘probably’’, ‘‘project’’, ‘‘risks’’, “schedule”, ‘‘seek’’, ‘‘should’’, ‘‘target’’, ‘‘will’’ and similar terms and phrases. Examples of forward-looking statements may include statements with respect to timing and progress of Pharming's preclinical studies and clinical trials of its product candidates, Pharming's clinical and commercial prospects, and Pharming's expectations regarding its projected working capital requirements and cash resources, which statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, but not limited to the scope, progress and expansion

of Pharming's clinical trials and ramifications for the cost thereof; and clinical, scientific, regulatory and technical developments. In light of these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that are described in Pharming's 2021 Annual Report and the Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the events and circumstances discussed in such forward-looking statements may not occur, and Pharming's actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied thereby. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are based on information available to Pharming as of the date of this release. Pharming does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or other information.

Inside Information
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Pharming Group N.V.
Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements in US Dollars (unaudited)
For the period ended 30 September 2022
Condensed consolidated statement of profit and loss
Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income
Condensed consolidated balance sheet
Condensed consolidated statement of cash flow


For the 9-month period ended 30 September 2022
Amounts in US$ ‘000YTD 2022YTD 2021
Costs of sales(11.288)(15.500)
Gross profit139.712130.601
Other income15.6021.808
Research and development(41.639)(37.580)
OTL-105 in-licensing 0(13.105)
General and administrative(28.446)(22.510)
Marketing and sales(56.819)(43.880)
Other Operating Costs(126.904)(117.075)
Operating profit28.41015.334
Fair value gain (loss) on revaluation derivatives059
Other finance income9.2979.907
Other finance expenses(3.978)(4.466)
Finance cost net5.3195.500
Share of net profits in associates using the equity method(660)511
Profit before tax33.06921.345
Income tax credit (expense)(4.765)(7.412)
Profit for the year28.30413.933
Basic earnings per share (US$) 0.0430.022
Fully-diluted earnings per share (US$) 0.0400.018


For the 9-month period ended 30 September 2022
Amounts in US$ ‘000YTD 2022YTD 2021
Profit for the year28.30413.933
Currency translation differences(26.313)(10.506)
Fair value remeasurement investments(573)(1.475)
Items that may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss(26.886)(11.981)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(26.886)(11.981)
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the year1.4181.952


As at 30 September 2022
Amounts in US$ ‘00030 September 202231 December 2021
Non-current assets
Intangible assets70.12383.834
Property, plant and equipment10.81213.222
Right-of-use assets16.97019.943
Long-term prepayments210194
Deferred tax assets21.18721.216
Investments accounted for using the equity method2.8457.201
Investment in equity instruments designated as at FVTOCI5451.449
Investment in debt instruments designated as at FVTPL7.3860
Restricted cash197812
Total non-current assets130.275147.871
Current assets
Trade and other receivables28.82829.983
Restricted cash1.011227
Cash and cash equivalents188.703191.924
Total current assets252.048249.444
Total assets382.323397.315
Share capital7.4827.429
Share premium459.450455.254
Legal reserves(24.145)3.400
Accumulated deficit(242.533)(273.167)
Shareholders’ equity200.254192.916
Non-current liabilities
Convertible bonds120.005139.007
Lease liabilities15.22718.456
Other financial liabilities143165
Total non-current liabilities135.375157.628
Current liabilities
Convertible bonds1.6271.879
Derivative financial liabilities00
Trade and other payables42.74442.473
Lease liabilities2.3232.419
Total current liabilities46.69446.771
Total equity and liabilities382.323397.315

For the 9-month period ended 30 September 2022
Amounts in $’000YTD 2022YTD 2021
Profit before tax33.06921.345
Non-cash adjustments:
Depreciation, amortization, impairment6.2166.867
Equity settled share based payments4.5225.706
Fair value gain (loss) on revaluation of derivatives0(59)
Gain on disposal of investment in associate(12.382)0
Other finance income(9.296)(9.907)
Other finance expense 3.9784.466
Share of net profits in associates using the equity method660(511)
Operating cash flows before changes in working capital26.76728.179
Changes in working capital:
Trade and other receivables1.1553.092
Payables and other current liabilities272(5.514)
Restricted Cash16942
Total changes in working capital(4.600)(6.321)
Interest received3151
Income taxes paid(4.975)0
Net cash flows generated from (used in) operating activities17.22321.909
Capital expenditure for property, plant and equipment(1.071)(7.451)
Investment intangible assets(591)(1.544)
Investment in equity instruments designated as at FVTOCI0(4.589)
Investment in associate7.3840
Acquisition of license0(1.593)
Net cash flows used in investing activities5.722(15.177)
Repayment on loans and borrowings00
Payment on contingent consideration0(25.000)
Payment of lease liabilities(2.385)(2.476)
Proceeds of issued convertible bonds00
Interests on loans and leases(3.999)(4.493)
Proceeds of equity and warrants1.1244.237
Net cash flows generated from (used in) financing activities(5.260)(27.732)
Increase (decrease) of cash17.685(21.000)
Exchange rate effects(20.906)(835)
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January191.924205.159
Total cash and cash equivalents at 30 September188.703183.324