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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 14, 2019

PDL BioPharma, Inc.

(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)

000-19756
(Commission File Number)

Delaware
 
94-3023969
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

932 Southwood Boulevard
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
(Address of principal executive offices, with zip code)

(775) 832-8500
(Company’s telephone number, including area code)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the Company under any of the following provisions:

¨    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ¨

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.¨
 






Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
On March 14, 2019, PDL BioPharma, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018. A copy of this earnings release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1. The Company will host an earnings call and webcast on March 14, 2019, during which the Company will discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
 
Presentation Materials
 
On March 14, 2019, the Company posted to its website a set of presentation materials that it will use during its earnings call and webcast to assist participants with understanding the Company’s financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. A copy of this presentation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.
 
Information Sheet
 
On March 14, 2019, the Company distributed to analysts covering the Company’s securities a summary of certain information regarding the Company’s financial results and business (the Information Sheet) to assist those analysts in valuing the Company’s securities. The Information Sheet and its associated tables are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.3.
 
Limitation of Incorporation by Reference
 
In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information in Items 2.02, 7.01 and 9.01 of this report, including the exhibits, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended or the Exchange Act.
 
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are furnished with this report:
Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
99.2
 
99.3
 

Cautionary Statements
 
This filing and its exhibits include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could impair the Company’s assets or business are disclosed in the “Risk Factors” contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2018. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors. We do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law.






SIGNATURES

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

PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.
(Company)
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Peter S. Garcia
 
 
Peter S. Garcia
 
 
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 



Dated: March 14, 2019






Exhibit Index
Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
99.2
 
99.3
 



Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
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Contacts:
 
 
Peter Garcia
 
Jody Cain
PDL BioPharma, Inc.
 
LHA Investor Relations
775-832-8500
 
310-691-7100
Peter.Garcia@pdl.com
 
jcain@lhai.com

PDL BioPharma Reports 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (March 14, 2019) – PDL BioPharma, Inc. (“PDL” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: PDLI) reports financial results for the three and 12 months ended December 31, 2018:

Financial Highlights

Total revenues of $45.1 million for the 2018 fourth quarter and $198.1 million for the full year.
GAAP net income of $16.3 million or $0.11 per diluted share for the 2018 fourth quarter and a GAAP net loss of $68.9 million or $0.47 per share for the full year. The full year loss was a result of a non-cash accounting charge related to the impairment of an intangible asset from Noden Pharma DAC, due to the expected launch of a generic version of aliskiren in the United States.
Non-GAAP net income attributable to PDL’s shareholders of $15.1 million and $56.7 million for the 2018 fourth quarter and full year, respectively. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial results can be found in Table 3 at the end of this news release.
Cash and cash equivalents of $394.6 million as of December 31, 2018.
Repurchased 8.7 million shares of common stock in the open market during the fourth quarter of 2018 at an average price of $2.94 per share, or $25.5 million.

“We are pursuing a strategy of acquiring pharmaceutical products and companies to secure assets with good growth prospects,” said Dominique Monnet, president and CEO of PDL. “Our focus is on commercial-stage assets with multi-year sales growth potential, or pharmaceutical products in late-stage clinical development. Our strong, liquid balance sheet allows for the quick deployment of funds to secure transactions that meet our stringent investment parameters. Our goal is to build growing and profitable revenue streams from a balanced portfolio of operating company cash flow and, when appropriate, capture further market value through optimally timed exit strategies.

“The commercial launch of an authorized generic of Tekturna® now underway in the U.S., gives us and our partner Prasco laboratories a first-to-market competitive advantage,” he added. “With the expectation of a generic entry, we do not expect to pay any additional milestone payments to Novartis, and eliminated our remaining contingent liability of $19.2 million related to future milestones, which is reflected in our fourth quarter financial results.”

“We are reporting progress in the $100 million share repurchase program we announced in late September 2018, which we believe reflects a balanced approach to capital allocation and an appropriate means of creating shareholder value,” said Peter Garcia, vice president and CFO of PDL. “Since initiating this current program, we have repurchased a total of 19.4 million shares at a cost of $61.0 million.”






Revenue Highlights

Total revenues of $45.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 included:
Product revenue of $26.0 million, which consisted of $18.8 million from sales of Tekturna® and Tekturna HCT® in the U.S. and Rasilez® and Rasilez HCT® in the rest of the world (collectively, the Noden Products), and $7.2 million of product revenue from the LENSAR® Laser System.
Product revenue from the Noden Products for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $9.8 million in the U.S. and $9.0 million in the rest of the world.
Net royalty payments from acquired royalty rights and a change in fair value of the royalty rights assets of $19.1 million, primarily related to the Assertio royalty asset.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 of $45.1 million, compared with $68.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Product revenue of $26.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with $32.6 million for the prior-year period. The decrease is primarily due to lower Noden unit sales in the U.S.
PDL recognized $19.1 million in revenue from royalty rights - change in fair value in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with $30.1 million in the prior-year period. The decrease is mainly due to higher royalties in 2017 as a result of the launch of the authorized generic for Glumetza® in February 2017 sold by a subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (“Bausch,” formerly known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.).
PDL received $20.9 million in net cash royalties from its royalty rights in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with $32.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The decrease is mainly due to a one-time settlement payment in 2017 from Bausch related to the royalty audit of Glumetza.
Royalties from PDL’s licensees to the Queen et al. patents were less than $0.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with $4.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 as product supply of Tysabri® manufactured prior to patent expiry in the U.S. has been extinguished and ex-U.S. product supplies are depleted.
Interest revenue was less than $0.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a decrease from $0.8 million in the prior-year period due to CareView not making its interest payment on their note receivable in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Total revenues for 2018 were $198.1 million, compared with $320.1 million for 2017.
Product revenue was $105.4 million in 2018, a 25% increase from $84.1 million for 2017. Product revenue for 2018 consisted of $80.7 million from sales of the Noden Products and $24.7 million from sales and leasing of the LENSAR® Laser System. Product revenue for 2017 consisted of $69.0 million from sales of the Noden Products and $15.1 million from sales and leasing of the LENSAR® Laser System. PDL recognized $85.3 million in revenue from royalty rights - change in fair value in 2018, compared with $162.3 million in 2017.
PDL received $78.0 million in net cash royalties from its royalty rights in 2018, compared with $107.3 million in 2017.
Royalties from PDL’s licensees to the Queen et al. patents were $4.5 million in 2018, compared with $36.4 million in 2017.
Interest revenue from note receivable investment in 2018 of $2.3 million was comprised entirely of interest from the CareView note receivable. Interest revenue decreased by $15.4 million from 2017 due to the sale of the kaléo, Inc. note receivable in September 2017 and a missed CareView interest payment in 2018.
License and other revenue of $0.5 million in 2018 decreased by $18.9 million from 2017 primarily due to a $19.5 million payment received from Merck in 2017 as part of the previously announced patent-infringement settlement related to Keytruda®.

Operating Expense Highlights

Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $11.6 million, a $26.6 million decrease from $38.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. The decrease was a result of the elimination of the $19.2 million contingent liability related to changes in the probabilities in the generic entry milestones, a $6.5 million aggregate decrease in the Noden Products and LENSAR cost of sales, lower intangible asset amortization expense due to the second quarter 2018 impairment of the intangible assets related to the Noden Products, lower general and administrative expenses primarily due to a decrease in compensation costs, as well as lower sales and marketing expenses related to the change in marketing





strategy of the Noden Products from a direct sales force model to a more cost-efficient non-personal promotion program, partially offset by an $8.2 million impairment loss on our notes receivables from CareView.
Operating expenses for 2018 were $248.7 million, a $122.4 million increase from $126.3 million for 2017. The increase was primarily a result of the impairment of the Noden intangible asset of $152.3 million, additional cost of product revenues of the Noden Products of $16.6 million and LENSAR of $1.4 million, respectively, the $8.2 million impairment loss on our notes receivable from CareView, partially offset by the decrease in the contingent liability of $41.6 million. Increased cost of product revenue for the Noden Products reflects both increased revenue from the Noden Products and the recognition in 2018 of costs of product revenue for ex-U.S. revenue. Additionally, PDL did not begin to recognize revenue from LENSAR until May 2017, which is the primary reason for the increase in LENSAR cost of revenue from 2017 to 2018.

Stock Repurchase Programs

In November 2018, PDL began repurchasing shares of its common stock pursuant to the $100.0 million share repurchase program. Through December 31, 2018, the Company repurchased 8.7 million shares for an aggregate purchase price of $25.5 million, or an average cost of $2.94 per share, including trading commission.
From January 1, 2019 to March 13, 2019, the Company repurchased 10.7 million shares of its common stock at an average cost of $3.32 per share, for a total of $35.5 million.
Since initiating its first stock repurchase program in March 2017, the Company has used $116.0 million to repurchase a total of 41.5 million shares of its common stock.

Other Financial Highlights

PDL had cash and cash equivalents of $394.6 million as of December 31, 2018, compared with cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $532.1 million as of December 31, 2017.
The reduction in cash and cash equivalents was primarily a result of retiring the remaining $126.4 million of principal from PDL’s 4.0% Convertible Senior Notes due February 2018, plus $2.6 million of accrued interest, common stock repurchases of $49.1 million and the $20.0 million purchase of Assertio’s remaining interest in royalty and milestone payments payable on sales of type 2 diabetes products licensed by Assertio, partially offset by the proceeds from royalty rights of $78.0 million.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

PDL will hold a conference call to discuss financial results and provide a business update at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time today. Slides to accompany the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of www.pdl.com.
 
To access the live conference call via phone, please dial 844-535-4071 from the U.S. and Canada or 706-679-2458 internationally. The conference ID is 5577359. A telephone replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call through one week following the call and may be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 from the U.S. and Canada or 404-537-3406 internationally. The replay passcode is 5577359.

To access the live and subsequently archived webcast of the conference call, go to the Investor Relations section of www.pdl.com and select “Events & Presentations.”
 
About PDL BioPharma, Inc.

PDL BioPharma seeks to provide a significant return for its stockholders by acquiring commercial stage pharmaceutical assets with multiple year revenue growth potential as well as late clinical stage pharmaceutical products.  For more information please visit www.pdl.com

NOTE: PDL, PDL BioPharma, the PDL logo and associated logos and the PDL BioPharma logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of, and are proprietary, to PDL BioPharma, Inc. which reserves all rights therein. Noden, Noden Pharma, Tekturna, Tekturna HCT, Rasilez and Rasilez HCT and associated logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of, and are proprietary to, Noden Pharma DAC, which reserves all right therein. LENSAR, LENSAR Cataract Laser with Augmented Reality, Streamline and Intelliaxis and associated logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of, and are proprietary to, LENSAR, Inc., which reserves all rights therein.






Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those, express or implied, in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could impair the value of the Company’s assets and business are disclosed in the risk factors contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2018 and subsequent filings, including risks relating to our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of an authorized generic of Tekturna and the potential for other generic competition for Tekturna; and potential price erosion for Tekturna, whether due to competing products or governmental pricing pressures. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors. We do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law.






TABLE 1
PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS DATA
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Twelve Months Ended
 
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royalties from Queen et al. patents
 
$
2

 
$
4,531

 
$
4,536

 
$
36,415

Royalty rights - change in fair value
 
19,139

 
30,103

 
85,256

 
162,327

Interest revenue
 
83

 
776

 
2,337

 
17,744

Product revenue, net
 
25,976

 
32,646

 
105,448

 
84,123

License and other
 
(81
)
 
(20
)
 
533

 
19,451

Total revenues
 
45,119

 
68,036

 
198,110

 
320,060

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating Expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of product revenue (excluding amortization and impairment of intangible assets)
 
11,444

 
17,905

 
48,460

 
30,537

Amortization of intangible assets
 
1,577

 
6,251

 
15,831

 
24,689

General and administrative expenses
 
6,019

 
9,788

 
45,420

 
45,641

Sales and marketing
 
2,772

 
6,489

 
17,139

 
17,683

Research and development
 
806

 
729

 
2,955

 
7,381

Impairment of intangible assets
 

 

 
152,330

 

Asset impairment loss
 
8,200

 

 
8,200

 

Change in fair value of anniversary payment and contingent consideration
 
(19,198
)
 
(3,000
)
 
(41,631
)
 
349

Total operating expenses
 
11,620

 
38,162

 
248,704

 
126,280

Operating income (loss)
 
33,499

 
29,874

 
(50,594
)
 
193,780

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-operating expense, net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest and other income, net
 
1,958

 
933

 
6,065

 
1,659

Interest expense
 
(2,895
)
 
(5,139
)
 
(12,157
)
 
(20,221
)
Gain on bargain purchase
 

 
5,314

 

 
9,309

Gain on investments
 

 

 
764

 

Total non-operating expense, net
 
(937
)
 
1,108

 
(5,328
)
 
(9,253
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) before income taxes
 
32,562

 
30,982

 
(55,922
)
 
184,527

Income tax expense
 
16,283

 
8,646

 
12,937

 
73,826

Net income (loss)
 
16,279

 
22,336

 
(68,859
)
 
110,701

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
 

 

 

 
(47
)
Net income (loss) attributable to PDL’s shareholders
 
$
16,279

 
$
22,336

 
$
(68,859
)
 
$
110,748

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) per share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
0.12

 
$
0.15

 
$
(0.47
)
 
$
0.71

Diluted
 
$
0.11

 
$
0.15

 
$
(0.47
)
 
$
0.71

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares used to compute income per basic share
 
141,247

 
151,217

 
145,669

 
155,394

Shares used to compute income per diluted share
 
142,608

 
152,592

 
145,669

 
156,257








TABLE 2
PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

 
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments
 
$
394,590

 
$
532,114

Total notes receivable
 
$
63,813

 
$
70,737

Total royalty rights - at fair value
 
$
376,510

 
$
349,223

Total assets
 
$
963,736

 
$
1,243,123

Total convertible notes payable
 
$
124,644

 
$
243,481

Total stockholders’ equity
 
$
729,779

 
$
845,890








TABLE 3
PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.
GAAP to NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION:
NET INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

A reconciliation between net income (loss) on a GAAP basis and on a non-GAAP basis is as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Twelve Months Ended
 
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
GAAP net income (loss) attributed to PDL’s stockholders as reported
 
$
16,279

 
$
22,336

 
$
(68,859
)
 
$
110,748

Adjustments to Non-GAAP net income (loss) (as detailed below)
 
(1,208
)
 
2,445

 
125,559

 
(10,040
)
Non-GAAP net income attributed to PDL’s stockholders
 
$
15,071

 
$
24,781

 
$
56,700

 
$
100,708

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An itemized reconciliation between net income (loss) on a GAAP basis and on a non-GAAP basis is as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Twelve Months Ended
 
 
December 31,
 
December 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
GAAP net income (loss) attributed to PDL’s stockholders as reported
 
$
16,279

 
$
22,336

 
$
(68,859
)
 
$
110,748

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark-to-market adjustment to fair value assets
 
1,781

 
(2,746
)
 
(7,287
)
 
(55,074
)
Non-cash interest revenues
 
(83
)
 
(101
)
 
(312
)
 
(924
)
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense
 
(56
)
 
124

 
4,758

 
3,138

Non-cash debt offering costs
 
1,864

 
2,843

 
7,609

 
11,038

Mark-to-market adjustment on warrants held
 
81

 
20

 
(33
)
 
49

Impairment of intangible assets
 

 

 
152,330

 

Amortization of intangible assets
 
1,577

 
6,251

 
15,831

 
24,689

Mark-to-market adjustment of anniversary payment and contingent consideration
 
(19,198
)
 
(3,000
)
 
(41,631
)
 
349

Valuation allowance on deferred tax assets
 
11,384

 

 
11,226

 

Income tax effect related to above items
 
1,442

 
(946
)
 
(16,932
)
 
6,695

Total adjustments
 
(1,208
)
 
2,445

 
125,559

 
(10,040
)
Non-GAAP net income
 
$
15,071

 
$
24,781

 
$
56,700

 
$
100,708


Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We supplement our consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis by providing an additional measure which may be considered a “non-GAAP” financial measure under applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission. We believe that the disclosure of this non-GAAP financial measures provides our investors with additional information that reflects the amounts and financial basis upon which our management assesses and operates our business. This non-GAAP financial measures is not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and should not be viewed in isolation or as a substitute for reported, or GAAP, net income, and is not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance performed in conformity with GAAP.

“Non-GAAP net income“ is not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and represent GAAP net income (loss) adjusted to exclude (1) mark-to-market adjustments related to the fair value election for our investments in royalty rights





presented in our earnings, which include the fair value re-measurement of future discounted cash flows for each of the royalty rights assets we have acquired, (2) non-cash interest revenue from notes receivable (3) stock-based compensation expense, (4) non-cash interest expense related to PDL debt offering costs, (5) mark-to-market adjustments related to warrants held, (6) impairment of intangible assets, (7) amortization of intangible assets, (8) mark-to-market adjustment related to acquisition-related contingent considerations, and to adjust (9) the related tax effect of all reconciling items within our reconciliation of our GAAP to Non-GAAP net income (loss). Non-GAAP financial measures used by PDL may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

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Exhibit 99.2

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Exhibit

Exhibit 99.3

PDL BioPharma, Inc.
Q4 2018
March 14, 2019

Following are some of the key points regarding the fourth quarter 2018 financial and business results for PDL BioPharma, Inc. (“PDL” or “the Company”).

Highlighted Financial Results from Q4 2018

Total revenues of $45.1 million.
GAAP net income attributable to PDL’s shareholders of $16.3 million or $0.11 per diluted share.
Non-GAAP net income attributable to PDL’s shareholders of $15.1 million.
Cash and cash equivalents of $394.6 million as of December 31, 2018.
As authorized in September 2018, PDL initiated a $100.0 million share repurchase program. The Company purchased 8.7 million shares of common stock in the open market during the fourth quarter for 2018 of $25.5 million.

Recent Developments
Authorized Generic
On March 4, 2019, the Company announced the U.S. commercial launch of an authorized generic of Tekturna®, aliskiren hemifumarate 150 mg and 300 mg tablets, with the same drug formulation as Tekturna. The launch is being carried out by Prasco, LLC, under an agreement with the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Noden Pharma USA, Inc.

Stock Repurchase Programs
On September 21, 2018, the PDL’s board of directors authorized the repurchase of issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock having an aggregate value of up to $100.0 million pursuant to a new share repurchase program. As of December 31, 2018, the Company had repurchased 8.7 million shares of its common stock under the $100.0 million share repurchase program for an aggregate purchase price of $25.5 million, or an average cost of $2.94 per share, including trading commissions.
Since initiating its first stock repurchase program in March 2017 through March 14, 2019, the Company has used $116.0 million to repurchase a total of 41.5 million shares of its common stock.

Noden Pharma
Beginning in November 2017, Noden Pharma US assumed commercialization of Tekturna and Tekturna HCT® in the United States and Noden Pharma DAC, an Ireland based company, assumed commercialization responsibilities for Rasilez® and Rasilez HCT® in the rest of the world. The products are indicated for the treatment of hypertension.
Noden and PDL are evaluating additional pharma products to acquire for Noden.
Noden net revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 was $18.8 million, with revenue of $9.8 million in U.S. and $9.0 million in the rest of world, compared with $25.1 million for the same period in 2017.
Noden product revenues decreased 25 percent and accounted for approximately 42 percent of total revenues compared with approximately 37 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Gross margins on revenue in the fourth quarter were 57 percent, 89 percent in the U.S. on Tekturna and Tekturna HCT and 21 percent ex-U.S. on Rasilez and Rasilez HCT.
In June 2018, Noden Pharma DAC entered into a settlement agreement with Anchen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Anchen”) and its affiliates to resolve the patent litigation relating to Anchen’s Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to market a generic version of aliskiren.  Under the settlement agreement, Anchen agreed to not commercialize its generic version of aliskiren prior to March 1, 2019. Anchen not permitted to commercialize a copy of Tekturna. PDL is not aware of Anchen’s plans for, or the timing of a launch of, a generic version of aliskiren or of any other ANDA applications referencing Tekturna.

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Due to the increased probability of a generic version of aliskiren being launched in the U.S. in 2019, Noden determined that long-lived assets with a carrying amount of $192.5 million were impaired and wrote them down to their estimated fair value of $40.1 million, resulting in a non-cash pre-tax impairment charge of $152.3 million in the second quarter of 2018. This write-down is included in “Impairment of intangible assets” on the Consolidated Statement of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2018. Offsetting the impairment was a $41.6 million decrease in fair value of the contingent liability primarily related to the reduced estimate in the probability in paying milestones to Novartis for Tekturna, including $19.2 million recognized in the fourth quarter of 2018.
As of December 31, 2018, the remaining balance of Noden Products intangible assets is $37.6 million and is being amortized straight-line over a remaining life of 8 years.

LENSAR
LENSAR Laser System revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 was $7.2 million, compared with $7.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.
Gross margins on LENSAR revenue in the fourth quarter were 53 percent.

Income Generating Assets

Royalty Rights Assets

PDL received $20.9 million in net cash royalties from its royalty rights in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with $32.8 million for the prior year period.

Assertio (formerly Depomed, Inc.)
To date (through December 31, 2018), we have received cash royalty payments of approximately $380 million from the $240.5 million investment.
Glumetza (and authorized generic version) royalty: 50 percent of net sales less COGS continue so long as the products are being commercialized.
Low- to mid-single digit royalties to PDL on new product approvals expected to continue to 2023 for Invokamet XR® U.S., 2026 for Jentadueto XR® and Synjardy XR®, and 2027 for Invokamet XR® ex-US.

The following table provides additional details with respect to the fair value of the PDL royalty rights assets as of December 31, 2018 and with changes from December 31, 2017 as reflected in our Balance Sheet:
 
 
Fair Value as of
 
Purchase of
 
Royalty Rights -
 
Fair Value as of
(in thousands)
 
December 31, 2017
 
Royalty Assets
 
Change in Fair Value
 
December 31, 2018
Assertio (formerly Depomed)
 
$
232,038

 
$
20,000

 
$
12,333

 
$
264,371

VB
 
14,380

 

 
(272
)
 
14,108

U-M
 
26,769

 

 
(1,174
)
 
25,595

AcelRx
 
72,894

 

 
(2,514
)
 
70,380

Avinger
 
396

 

 
(396
)
 

KYBELLA
 
2,746

 

 
(690
)
 
2,056

 
 
$
349,223

 
$
20,000

 
$
7,287

 
$
376,510


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The following table provides a summary of activity with respect to our royalty rights - change in fair value for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018:
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
December 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change in
 
 
(in thousands)
 
Cash Royalties
 
Fair Value
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assertio (formerly Depomed)
 
$
19,425

 
$
(1,331
)
 
$
18,094

VB
 
242

 
222

 
464

U-M
 
1,194

 
(1,929
)
 
(735
)
AcelRx
 
59

 
2,105

 
2,164

KYBELLA
 

 
(847
)
 
(847
)
 
 
$
20,920

 
$
(1,780
)
 
$
19,140


 
 
Twelve Months Ended
 
 
December 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change in
 
 
(in thousands)
 
Cash Royalties
 
Fair Value
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assertio (formerly Depomed)
 
$
71,502

 
$
12,333

 
$
83,835

VB
 
1,062

 
(272
)
 
790

U-M
 
4,631

 
(1,174
)
 
3,457

AcelRx
 
249

 
(2,514
)
 
(2,265
)
Avinger
 
366

 
(396
)
 
(30
)
KYBELLA
 
159

 
(690
)
 
(531
)
 
 
$
77,969

 
$
7,287

 
$
85,256


Notes Receivable

CareView Communications, Inc.
In December 2018, the Company modified the loan by agreeing that (i) lower liquidity covenant would be applicable, (ii) the first principal payment would be deferred until January 31, 2019, and (iii) the scheduled interest payment due December 31, 2018 would be deferred until January 31, 2019.
The principal repayment and interest payment were subsequently deferred until March 31, 2019 under additional amendments.
In December 2018, and in consideration of the further modification to the credit agreement, the Company completed an impairment analysis and determined that the note was impaired and recorded an impairment loss of $8.2 million.

The following table presents the carrying value and the fair value of our notes receivable investments by level within the valuation hierarchy:
 
 
December 31, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
(In thousands)
 
Carrying Value
 
Fair Value
Level 3
 
Carrying Value
 
Fair Value
Level 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wellstat Diagnostics note receivable
 
$
50,191

 
$
57,322

 
$
50,191

 
$
51,308

Hyperion note receivable
 
1,200

 
1,200

 
1,200

 
1,200

CareView note receivable
 
11,458

 
11,458

 
19,346

 
18,750

 
 
$
62,849

 
$
69,980

 
$
70,737

 
$
71,258



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Royalty-bearing products relating to Queen et al. Patents

Tysabri® 
The Queen et al. patents have expired, and the resulting royalty revenue has dropped substantially since the first quarter of 2016.
PDL recorded revenue of $2 thousand from Tysabri in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Royalties from PDL’s licensees to the Queen et al. patents were significantly lower than in the fourth quarter of 2017 as product supply of Tysabri manufactured prior to patent expiry in the U.S. have been extinguished and ex-U.S. product supplies were rapidly being exhausted. As a result, we do not expect any further royalties from product sales of Tysabri after the fourth quarter of 2018.

Forward-looking Statements

This document contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those, express or implied, in these forward-looking statements. Important risks and uncertainties with respect to the Company’s business are disclosed in the risk factors contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors. We do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law.


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Queen et al. Royalties
Royalty Revenue by Product ($ in 000’s) *
Tysabri
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Total
2018
2,783

1,218

533

2

4,536

2017
14,156

16,284

1,443

4,531

36,414

2016
13,970

14,232

14,958

15,513

58,673

2015
14,385

13,614

13,557

14,031

55,587

2014
12,857

13,350

16,048

15,015

57,270

2013
12,965

13,616

11,622

12,100

50,304

2012
11,233

12,202

11,749

12,255

47,439

2011
9,891

10,796

11,588

11,450

43,725

2010
8,791

8,788

8,735

9,440

35,754

2009
6,656

7,050

7,642

8,564

29,912

2008
3,883

5,042

5,949

6,992

21,866

2007
839

1,611

2,084

2,836

7,370

2006



237

237

* As reported to PDL by its licensees. Totals may not sum due to rounding.



Queen et al. Sales Revenue
Reported Licensee Net Sales Revenue by Product ($ in 000’s) *
Tysabri
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
Total
2018
92,769

40,602

17,738

80

151,189

2017
471,877

398,382

194,563

177,379

1,242,201

2016
465,647

474,379

498,618

517,099

1,955,743

2015
479,526

453,786

451,898

467,735

1,852,945

2014
428,561

442,492

534,946

500,511

1,906,510

2013
434,677

451,358

387,407

403,334

1,676,776

2012
374,430

401,743

391,623

408,711

1,576,508

2011
329,696

356,876

388,758

381,618

1,456,948

2010
293,047

287,925

293,664

316,657

1,191,292

2009
221,854

229,993

257,240

285,481

994,569

2008
129,430

163,076

200,783

233,070

726,359

2007
30,468

48,715

71,972

94,521

245,675

2006



7,890

7,890

* As reported to PDL by its licensee. Dates in above charts reflect when PDL receives
royalties on sales. Sales occurred in the quarter prior to the dates in the above charts.
Totals may not sum due to rounding.
 


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