SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 7, 2013
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On January 7, 2013, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (“Acorda”) issued a press release announcing certain financial information for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012 as well as for the full 2012 fiscal year, including that AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg unaudited net sales for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $73 million, and that AMPYRA unaudited net sales for the full 2012 year were $266 million. These results are subject to completion of Acorda’s year-end audit. Acorda also announced 2013 guidance for AMPYRA net sales revenue of $285-$315 million; and for Zanaflex® (tizanidine hydrochloride) and ex-U.S. FAMPYRA revenue of $25 million, which includes sales of branded Zanaflex products, royalties from ex-U.S. FAMPYRA and authorized generic tizanidine hyrdrochloride capsules sales, and $9.1 million in amortized licensing revenue from the $110 million payment Acorda received from Biogen Idec in 2009 for FAMPYRA ex-U.S. development and commercialization rights. Guidance for 2013 sales, general and administrative expense is $170-$180 million and for 2013 research and development expense is $60-$70 million. Based on this guidance, Acorda expects to be cash flow positive in 2013.
Acorda also announced that it is providing a corporate overview today at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated by reference into this Item.
Item 8.01 Other Events
The information set forth in Item 2.02 above is incorporated by reference into this Item.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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 hereunto duly authorized.