Valeo Pharma revenues jump on increased market share from growing drug portfolio
Valeo Pharma Inc. (TSX: VPH | OTCQB: VPHIF) is a Canadian pharmaceutical company that is seeing significant success with its three lead brands: Redesca™, Enerzair®, and Atectura®. These products are quickly gaining market share against established brands, thanks to their efficacy and safety. Valeo Pharma showed significant growth in its second-quarter earnings report. Revenues doubled from $4.5 million for the six months ended April 30, 2021, to $9 million for the six months ended on April 30, 2022.
Valeo Pharma’s drug Redesca is a safe and effective treatment for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. With more than eight years of proven safety, and over 150 million patient days treated in Europe alone, Redesca™ is a trusted medication for thinning the blood and preventing blockage of blood vessels.
Redesca™ acts on certain blood elements involved in the coagulation process, making it an ideal treatment option for those with deep vein thrombosis or other clotting disorders. This treatment has captured a 54% share of the Canadian low molecular weight heparin biosimilar market.
Enerzair and Atectura are experiencing significant monthly increases in both the number of prescribing physicians and prescriptions. Enerzair has been proven to be an effective treatment for asthma. The active ingredients in Enerzair – indacaterol, glycopyrronium, and mometasone furoate – work together to help control asthma symptoms and improve patient quality of life.
The Breezhaler device makes it easy for patients to take their medication once daily, and the transparent capsule lets them see that they have taken their medication. With its proven efficacy and convenient administration, Enerzair is a viable option for patients with asthma.
The other asthma medication is Atectura. The medicine treats asthma patients whose asthma does not respond to conventional treatments, such as inhaled corticosteroids and inhaled short acting beta-2 agonists. Atectura Breezhaler is used for regular treatment. It contains active substances indacaterol and mometasone. Studies have shown a patient improvement in symptoms such as breathlessness and wheezing.
However, the company is experiencing growing pains. The company lost $11 million in the six months ended April 30, 2022, compared to $3.6 million in the same period a year earlier. The increase was due to costs associated with creating two new business units and expanding Valeo’s sales, medical, and administrative teams.
Valeo Pharma is confident that its recent investments will result in long-term shareholder value creation and sustainable profitability, despite a net loss reported in its second-quarter results. The expansion was necessary to take advantage of significant market opportunities for Valeo’s products, including Redesca™, Enerzair, and Atectura.
The company’s dedicated commercial teams have been fully deployed and operational throughout the quarter. This team utilization allows Valeo to fully take advantage of its corporate structure and commercial platform. This expansion has allowed Valeo to maximize its market share of its lead products while also actively looking to add strategic assets. Looking ahead, Valeo remains focused on delivering strong results across all of its businesses and markets.
Valeo expects that its investments will pay off in the long term. In the meantime, the company is committed to providing its shareholders with sustainable returns. The company’s strong second-quarter results confirm the commercial progress of its lead brands. Valeo Pharma is well-positioned for continued success in the Canadian pharmaceutical market.