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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): November 6, 2019

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
  
 
 
Delaware
 
001-36152
 
20-3109565
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
4301 Emperor Boulevard, Suite 400
Durham, North Carolina 27703
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (919) 237-5300 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant 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)
 
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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. ☐





Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share
 
AERI
 
Nasdaq Global Market





Item 2.02.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On November 6, 2019, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, along with its updated full-year 2019 guidance and a business update. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02.
The information in this Item 2.02 (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following exhibit relating to Item 2.02 shall be deemed to be furnished, and not filed:
 
 
 
 
99.1
  





EXHIBIT INDEX
 
 
 
 
Exhibit
  
Description
 
 
99.1
  
101
 
Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
104
 
The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as Inline XBRL.





SIGNATURES
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
 
 
 
 
November 6, 2019
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Richard J. Rubino
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard J. Rubino
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2019
Financial Results, Updates Full-Year 2019 Guidance and Provides Business Update
  
 
Conference Call and Webcast Today, November 6th, at 5:00 p.m. ET
Durham, N.C. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI), an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with open-angle glaucoma, retinal diseases and other diseases of the eye, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 and provided a general business update.
Aerie Third Quarter Highlights
The Aerie glaucoma franchise, including Rhopressa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% and Rocklatan® (netarsudil and latanoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.02%/0.005%, generated third quarter 2019 net revenues on a U.S. GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis of $18.5 million, equivalent to an average of $94 per bottle. September year-to-date net revenues totaled $45.2 million, equivalent to an average of $95 per bottle. Third quarter 2019 net revenues increased over second quarter 2019 by 17.1%.
Aerie currently expects full-year 2019 net revenues in the range of $61 to $66 million on a U.S. GAAP basis for the combined net revenues for Rhopressa® and Rocklatan® based on recent volume trends, compared to the previous guidance range of $70 to $80 million. Additionally, Aerie reiterated its net cash burn guidance for full-year 2019 in the range of $160 to $170 million.
Net cash burn for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was approximately $131 million, with $345.8 million in cash and cash equivalents and investments at September 30, 2019. In September 2019, the Company issued 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 for gross proceeds of $316 million and net proceeds of approximately $275 million.
Rhopressa® has market access for the majority of lives covered under commercial and Medicare Part D plans. Rocklatan® now has market access for 80 percent of commercial lives and 36 percent of Medicare Part D lives. In addition, Rocklatan® has an additional 18 percent of remaining Medicare Part D lives, which, while not yet covered on formulary, have affordable access through U.S. government funded Low Income Subsidy programs through which co-pays are less than $10 per month.
New data reflecting the topline results of the Rhopressa® Multi-center Open-label Study (“MOST”) Phase 4 study demonstrate positive efficacy and favorable adverse event profiles in both adjunctive and monotherapy real-world clinical settings. In the study, Rhopressa® was equally effective when added to prior prostaglandin analogue (PGA) therapy or when added to prior multi-drug therapy, with additional intraocular pressure (IOP) reductions of 4.3 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and 4.5 mmHg, respectively. When used as monotherapy following a switch from a PGA, Rhopressa® maintained equal IOP-lowering to the prior PGA. The topline results, which covered 260 subjects on an intent to treat basis, will be presented on Aerie’s third-quarter conference call, details for which are included below, and the corresponding presentation is available at http://investors.aeriepharma.com.
Clinical development and expansion activities related to Japan are progressing rapidly. The recently released positive topline results from the Rhopressa® Phase 2 clinical trial in Japan set the stage for advancing a number of different activities, including potential partnering discussions, to gain approval and ultimately commercialize our products in Japan. The topline Phase 2 data will be presented on Aerie’s third-quarter conference call, and the corresponding presentation is available at http://investors.aeriepharma.com.





The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion in September recommending approval of the marketing authorisation application (MAA) for Rhokiinsa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02%. The CHMP positive opinion has been referred to the European Commission for a final decision on the MAA, which is expected in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Rocklatan® Mercury 3 Phase 3 clinical trial in Europe, designed to support commercialization in that region, continues to progress.
Aerie submitted a Prior Approval Supplement (PAS) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September to allow commercial production of Rocklatan® in Aerie’s Athlone, Ireland, manufacturing facility. Aerie also plans to file a PAS in the first half of 2020 to obtain FDA approval to manufacture Rhopressa® in Athlone.
Aerie’s retina program continues to advance. The clinical trial for AR-13503 (Rho kinase and Protein kinase C inhibitor implant) commenced in August 2019 for wet age-related macular degeneration and DME (diabetic macular edema). The AR-1105 (dexamethasone steroid implant) Phase 2 clinical trial, which commenced in March 2019 for macular edema due to RVO (retina vein occlusion) has fully enrolled ahead of schedule.
“We are lowering our full-year 2019 net revenue guidance to a range of $61 to $66 million, reflecting recent volume trends and our expectations through the upcoming holiday season. As we look at recent patterns, there have been strong growth weeks interspersed with weeks of somewhat slower growth. Our previous guidance assumed more consistent weekly growth. We believe this is a short-term launch phenomenon. Recent Rocklatan® volume gains are certainly promising, and we look forward to a meaningful growth trajectory over the next several years, and the long-term potential of our glaucoma franchise remains intact. New and impressive data from our MOST Phase 4 study point to the long-term potential of Rhopressa® driven by its real-world efficacy in many settings and positive tolerability profile. The Japan Phase 2 clinical results once again demonstrate the value proposition for Rhopressa® in Japan while also being informative as it relates to product performance on the large population of glaucoma patients on a global basis with normal-tension glaucoma,” said Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Anido continued, “The key to our long-term growth will be continued gains in physician experience with both Rhopressa® and Rocklatan®, and along with that continued penetration of the available patient base. We currently have nearly 12,000 prescribers of our products out of a target population of 14,000, and nearly 4,000 of the prescribers are writing prescriptions consistently on a weekly basis. When analyzing prescription volumes from the top five prescribers of our glaucoma products, essentially those with the greatest experience with our products, the Aerie share of total prescriptions in their practices ranges from nearly 8 percent to over 26 percent, which we believe is an important indicator of how continued physician experience can drive our market share significantly higher over time. Regarding market access, when including affordable access for Low Income Subsidy patients, Rocklatan® already has affordable copays for the majority of Medicare Part D patients. Further, we continue to make excellent progress with our expansion efforts in Europe and Japan, great strides as we prepare our plant in Ireland for production in early 2020, and we are delighted by the progress we are making in the clinic with our sustained-release retinal implant product candidates.”
Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results
As of September 30, 2019, Aerie had cash and cash equivalents and investments of $345.8 million, reflecting the net proceeds from the convertible debt offering in September 2019. For the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, Aerie reported net product revenues of $18.5 million related to the combined sales of Rhopressa®, which was launched in the United States in April 2018, and Rocklatan®, which was launched in the United States on May 1, 2019. Aerie reported a U.S. GAAP net loss of $49.4 million, or $1.09 loss per share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to a net loss of $85.4 million and $1.96 loss per share for the third quarter of 2018. The weighted average number of shares outstanding utilized in the calculation of net loss per share was 45,448,190 and 43,657,423 for the third quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively. Total shares outstanding as of September 30, 2019 were 45,998,956.





The $49.4 million net loss for the third quarter of 2019 is primarily comprised of $16.5 million of gross profit and $59.8 million in total operating expenses, including $32.2 million in selling, general and administrative expenses, $5.8 million in pre-approval commercial manufacturing expenses and $21.8 million in research and development expenses. Excluding $10.6 million of stock-based compensation expense, adjusted total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2019 were $49.2 million, with adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses of $25.1 million, adjusted pre-approval commercial manufacturing expenses of $5.0 million and adjusted research and development expenses of $19.0 million. Total adjusted net loss for the third quarter of 2019 was $38.8 million, and adjusted net loss per share was $0.86.
The $85.4 million net loss for the third quarter of 2018 was primarily comprised of $68.4 million in total operating expenses, including $32.7 million in selling, general and administrative expenses, $7.2 million in pre-approval commercial manufacturing expenses and $28.5 million in research and development expenses. Excluding $10.0 million of stock-based compensation expense, adjusted total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2018 were $58.5 million, with adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses of $26.0 million, adjusted pre-approval commercial manufacturing expenses of $6.5 million and adjusted research and development expenses of $25.9 million. Total adjusted net loss for the third quarter of 2018 was $75.4 million, and adjusted net loss per share was $1.73.
Conference Call / Webcast Information
Aerie management will host a live conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time today to discuss Aerie’s financial results and provide a general business update.
The live webcast and a replay may be accessed by visiting Aerie’s website at http://investors.aeriepharma.com. Please connect to Aerie’s website at least 15 minutes prior to the live webcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast. Alternatively, please call (888) 734-0328 (U.S.) or (678) 894-3054 (international) to listen to the live conference call. The conference ID number for the live call is 3884357. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the call. Telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call. To access the replay, please call (855) 859-2056 (U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (international). The conference ID number for the replay is 3884357. The telephone replay will be available until November 14, 2019.
About Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Aerie is an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with open-angle glaucoma, retinal diseases and other diseases of the eye. Aerie’s first product, Rhopressa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02%, a once-daily eye drop approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, was launched in the United States in April 2018. In clinical trials of Rhopressa®, the most common adverse reactions were conjunctival hyperemia, corneal verticillata, instillation site pain, and conjunctival hemorrhage. More information about Rhopressa®, including the product label, is available at www.rhopressa.com. Aerie’s second product for the reduction of elevated IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, Rocklatan® (netarsudil and latanoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.02%/0.005%, the first and only fixed-dose combination of Rhopressa® and the widely-prescribed PGA (prostaglandin analog) latanoprost, was launched in the United States in the second quarter of 2019. In clinical trials of Rocklatan®, the most common adverse reactions were conjunctival hyperemia, corneal verticillata, instillation site pain, and conjunctival hemorrhage. More information about Rocklatan®, including the product label, is available at www.rocklatan.com. Aerie continues to focus on global expansion and the development of additional product candidates and technologies in ophthalmology, including for wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. More information is available at www.aeriepharma.com.
Forward-Looking Statements





This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We may, in some cases, use terms such as “predicts,” “believes,” “potential,” “proposed,” “continue,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “exploring,” “pursuing” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations concerning, among other things: our expectations regarding the commercialization and manufacturing of Rhopressa® and Rocklatan®, including the timing, cost or other aspects of the commercial launch of Rhopressa® and Rocklatan®; our commercialization, marketing, manufacturing and supply management capabilities and strategies in and outside of the United States; the success, timing and cost of our ongoing and anticipated preclinical studies and clinical trials for Rhopressa® and Rocklatan®, with respect to regulatory approval outside of the United States, and any current or future product candidates, including statements regarding the timing of initiation and completion of the studies and trials, such as statements in this press release regarding any expected clinical trials for AR-1105 or AR-13503 and the results of such clinical trials; our guidance for full-year 2019 including expectations through the holiday season; our estimates regarding expected net revenues, expected cash burn, anticipated capital requirements and our needs for additional financing; our expectations regarding the effectiveness of Rhopressa®, Rocklatan® or any current or future product candidates; the timing of and our ability to request, obtain and maintain FDA or other regulatory authority approval of, or other action with respect to, as applicable, Rhopressa®, Rocklatan® or any current or future product candidates, including the expected timing of, and timing of regulatory and/or other review of, filings for, as applicable, Rhopressa®, Rocklatan® or any current or future product candidates; the potential advantages of Rhopressa® and Rocklatan® or any current or future product candidates; our plans to pursue development of additional product candidates and technologies; our plans to explore possible uses of our existing proprietary compounds beyond glaucoma, including development of our retina program; our ability to protect our proprietary technology and enforce our intellectual property rights; and our expectations regarding strategic operations. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events, competitive dynamics, industry change and other factors beyond our control, and depend on regulatory approvals and economic and other environmental circumstances that may or may not occur in the future or may occur on longer or shorter timelines than anticipated. We discuss many of these risks in greater detail under the heading “Risk Factors” in the quarterly and annual reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In particular, FDA approval of Rhopressa® and Rocklatan® do not constitute FDA approval of AR-1105, AR-13503 or any future product candidates, and there can be no assurance that we will receive FDA approval for AR-1105, AR-13503 or any future product candidates. FDA approval of Rhopressa® and Rocklatan® also do not constitute regulatory approval of Rhopressa® and Rocklatan® in jurisdictions outside the United States and there can be no assurance that we will receive regulatory approval for Rhopressa® and Rocklatan® in jurisdictions outside of the United States. In addition, the acceptance of the INDs by the FDA for AR-1105 and AR-13503 does not constitute FDA approval of AR-1105 or AR-13503 and the outcome of later clinical trials for AR-1105 or AR-13503 may not be sufficient to submit an NDA with the FDA or to receive FDA approval. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which we operate may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Any forward-looking statements that we make in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We assume no obligation to update our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures, some of which are discussed above: adjusted net loss, adjusted total operating expenses, adjusted research and development expenses, adjusted pre-approval commercial manufacturing expenses, adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses and adjusted net loss per share. For reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, please see the “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss Per Share to Adjusted Net Loss Per Share” tables in this press release.





We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with useful supplemental information about the financial performance of our business, enable comparison of financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in operating our business.
The presentation of these financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool. In particular, the adjustments to our GAAP financial measures reflect the exclusion of stock-based compensation expense, which is recurring and will be reflected in our financial results for the foreseeable future. In addition, these measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, limiting their usefulness for comparison purposes. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures.






AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
 
 
 
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
 
DECEMBER 31, 2018
Assets
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
248,702

 
$
202,818

Short-term investments
 
92,075

 

Accounts receivable, net
 
33,278

 
2,715

Inventory
 
14,673

 
10,112

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
7,940

 
4,530

Total current assets
 
396,668

 
220,175

Long-term investments
 
5,020

 

Property, plant and equipment, net
 
58,277

 
60,525

Operating lease right-of-use assets
 
17,216

 

Other assets
 
2,027

 
4,344

Total assets
 
$
479,208

 
$
285,044

 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
11,480

 
$
12,403

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
 
55,728

 
38,381

Operating lease liabilities
 
5,802

 

Total current liabilities
 
73,010

 
50,784

Convertible notes, net
 
183,553

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities
 
12,235

 

Other non-current liabilities
 
1,206

 
6,454

Total liabilities
 
270,004

 
57,238

Stockholders’ equity
 
 

 
 

Common stock
 
46

 
45

Additional paid-in capital
 
1,050,252

 
924,180

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(158
)
 

Accumulated deficit
 
(840,936
)
 
(696,419
)
Total stockholders’ equity
 
209,204

 
227,806

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
479,208

 
$
285,044







AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30,
 
NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Product revenues, net
$
18,544

 
$
7,302

 
$
45,231

 
$
9,725

Total revenues, net
18,544

 
7,302

 
45,231

 
9,725

Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold
2,063

 
205

 
3,149

 
264

Selling, general and administrative
32,171

 
32,685

 
102,935

 
88,727

Pre-approval commercial manufacturing
5,841

 
7,248

 
16,117

 
18,920

Research and development
21,796

 
28,502

 
60,584

 
59,631

Total costs and expenses
61,871

 
68,640

 
182,785

 
167,542

Loss from operations
(43,327
)
 
(61,338
)
 
(137,554
)
 
(157,817
)
Other (expense) income, net
(6,075
)
 
(24,050
)
 
(7,053
)
 
(23,291
)
Loss before income taxes
(49,402
)
 
(85,388
)
 
(144,607
)
 
(181,108
)
Income tax (benefit) expense

 

 
(90
)
 
3

Net loss
$
(49,402
)
 
$
(85,388
)
 
$
(144,517
)
 
$
(181,111
)
Net loss per common share—basic and diluted
$
(1.09
)
 
$
(1.96
)
 
$
(3.19
)
 
$
(4.47
)
Weighted average number of common shares
outstanding—basic and diluted
45,448,190

 
43,657,423

 
45,372,608

 
40,505,534







AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
 
 
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30,
 
NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Net loss (GAAP)
 
$
(49,402
)
 
$
(85,388
)
 
$
(144,517
)
 
$
(181,111
)
Add-back: stock-based compensation expense
 
10,606

 
9,978

 
33,921

 
29,015

Adjusted Net loss
 
$
(38,796
)
 
$
(75,410
)
 
$
(110,596
)
 
$
(152,096
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses (GAAP)
 
$
32,171

 
$
32,685

 
$
102,935

 
$
88,727

Less: stock-based compensation expense
 
(7,041
)
 
(6,682
)
 
(23,253
)
 
(20,022
)
Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses
 
$
25,130

 
$
26,003

 
$
79,682

 
$
68,705

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-approval commercial manufacturing expenses (GAAP)
 
$
5,841

 
$
7,248

 
$
16,117

 
$
18,920

Less: stock-based compensation expense
 
(807
)
 
(700
)
 
(2,490
)
 
(1,804
)
Adjusted pre-approval commercial manufacturing expenses
 
$
5,034

 
$
6,548

 
$
13,627

 
$
17,116

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research and development expenses (GAAP)
 
$
21,796

 
$
28,502

 
$
60,584

 
$
59,631

Less: stock-based compensation expense
 
(2,758
)
 
(2,596
)
 
(8,178
)
 
(7,189
)
Adjusted research and development expenses
 
$
19,038

 
$
25,906

 
$
52,406

 
$
52,442

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total operating expenses (GAAP)
 
$
59,808

 
$
68,435

 
$
179,636

 
$
167,278

Less: stock-based compensation expense
 
(10,606
)
 
(9,978
)
 
(33,921
)
 
(29,015
)
Adjusted total operating expenses
 
$
49,202

 
$
58,457

 
$
145,715

 
$
138,263

 
 
AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss Per Share to Adjusted Net Loss Per Share
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30,
 
NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Net loss per common share—basic and diluted (GAAP)
 
$
(1.09
)
 
$
(1.96
)
 
$
(3.19
)
 
$
(4.47
)
Add-back: stock-based compensation expense
 
0.23

 
0.23

 
0.75

 
0.72

Adjusted Net loss per share—basic and diluted
 
$
(0.86
)
 
$
(1.73
)
 
$
(2.44
)
 
$
(3.75
)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding—basic and diluted
 
45,448,190

 
43,657,423

 
45,372,608

 
40,505,534









Contacts
Aerie Pharmaceuticals
Media: Tad Heitmann 949-526-8747; theitmann@aeriepharma.com
Investors: Ami Bavishi 908-947-3949; abavishi@aeriepharma.com