Novocure Ltd (NVCR) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Thursday, February 24, 2022

Novocure Ltd

CIK: 1645113 Ticker: NVCR

Novocure Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results and Provides Company Update

Full year 2021 net revenues of $535 million, an increase of 8% year-over-year

Invested record $201 million in 2021 in research and development initiatives intended to advance Tumor Treating Fields science and technology

St. Helier, Jersey – Novocure (NASDAQ: NVCR) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021. Novocure is a global oncology company working to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer by developing and commercializing its innovative therapy, Tumor Treating Fields (“TTFields”).

“We founded Novocure to exploit the novel observation that electric fields can be harnessed to disrupt cancer cell division,” said William Doyle, Novocure’s Executive Chairman. “More than two decades later, we continue to build our knowledge and capabilities to optimize the Tumor Treating Fields therapy platform and to bring Tumor Treating Fields therapy to cancer patients. Last year, we generated over half a billion dollars in net revenues and invested two hundred million dollars in R&D. With multiple pivotal clinical studies set to read out in the coming 24 months, we are nearing a key inflection point for cancer patients and our business.”

Financial updates for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021:
Total net revenues for the year were $535.0 million, an increase of 8% year-over-year.
Total net revenues for the quarter were $133.2 million. The company did not recognize material revenue from its Medicare backlog in the quarter. This compares to $11 million received from the successful appeal of previously denied Medicare claims in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The United States, EMEA and Japan contributed $92.0 million, $26.5 million, and $8.8 million in quarterly net revenues, respectively. Revenue in Greater China from Novocure’s partnership with Zai Lab totaled $5.8 million.
Gross margin for the quarter was 78%.
Research, development and clinical studies expenses for the quarter were $56.9 million.
Sales and marketing expenses for the quarter were $39.0 million.
General and administrative expenses for the quarter were $31.0 million.
Net loss for the quarter was $26.5 million with loss per share of $0.25.
Adjusted EBITDA* for the quarter was $1.7 million.
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $937.7 million as of December 31, 2021.

Operational updates for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021:
As of December 31, 2021, there were 3,587 active patients on therapy, an increase of 5% year-over-year. Active patients from North America, EMEA and Japan contributed 2,272, 1,008 and 307 active patients, respectively.
1,430 prescriptions were received in the quarter, an increase of 1% year-over-year. Prescriptions from North America, EMEA and Japan contributed 966, 349 and 115 prescriptions, respectively.

Quarterly achievements:
In November, we announced the last patient had been enrolled in our phase 3 pivotal LUNAR study for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”). Patients will be followed for 12 months with top-line data expected by year-end 2022.
In November, Dr. David Tran , Chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology at the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, released updated data from the phase 2 pilot 2-THE-TOP study testing the safety and efficacy of TTFields together with pembrolizmuab and temozolomide for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (“GBM”). In patients with greater than 9 months of follow-up, median progression-free survival was at least 11.2 months compared to 6.7 months from Novocure’s pivotal EF-14 study, in which patients received TTFields and temozolomide, and 4.0 months from the control arm of EF-14, where patients received temozolomide alone.
In December, we announced the acquisition and construction of an office building in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The property will provide space for our growing employee base and house a world-class training and development center.

2022 Outlook:
The company expects to achieve active patient growth between 2% to 5% in 2022, in-line with the growth rate experienced in the fourth quarter of 2021. Longer term, the company continues to expect further adoption in its core GBM business.

Anticipated clinical milestones:
Data from phase 2 pilot EF-31 study in gastric cancer (2022)
Data from phase 2 pilot EF-33 study with high-intensity arrays in recurrent GBM (2022)
Last patient enrollment in phase 3 pivotal METIS study in brain metastases (2022)
Data from phase 3 pivotal LUNAR study in NSCLC (2022)
Last patient enrollment in phase 3 pivotal PANOVA-3 study in locally advanced pancreatic cancer (2023)
Data from phase 3 pivotal INNOVATE-3 study in recurrent ovarian cancer (2023)
Data from phase 3 pivotal METIS study in brain metastases (2023)
Data from phase 3 pivotal PANOVA-3 study in locally advanced pancreatic cancer (2024)

Conference call details
Novocure will host a conference call and webcast to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results at 8 a.m. EST today, Thursday, February 24, 2022. Analysts and investors can participate in the conference call by dialing 855-442-6895 for domestic callers and 509-960-9037 for international callers, using the conference ID 8879093.

The webcast, earnings slides presented during the webcast and the corporate presentation can be accessed live from the Investor Relations page of Novocure’s website,, and will be available for at least 14 days following the call. Novocure has used, and intends to continue to use, its investor relations website, as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

About Novocure
Novocure is a global oncology company working to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer through the development and commercialization of its innovative therapy, Tumor Treating Fields. Novocure’s commercialized products are approved in certain countries for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma and malignant pleural mesothelioma. Novocure has ongoing or completed clinical studies investigating Tumor Treating Fields in brain metastases, gastric cancer, glioblastoma, liver cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer and ovarian cancer.

Headquartered in Jersey, and with a growing global footprint, Novocure has regional operating centers in Root, Switzerland, Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Tokyo, as well as a research center in Haifa, Israel. For additional information about the company, please visit and follow @Novocure on LinkedIn and Twitter.

*Non-GAAP Financial Measurements
We measure our performance based upon a non-U.S. GAAP measurement of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and shared-based compensation ("Adjusted EBITDA"). We believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors in evaluating our operating performance because it helps investors compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing the impact of earnings attributable to our capital structure, tax rate and material non-cash items, specifically share-based compensation.

Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to historical facts or statements of current condition, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements provide Novocure’s current expectations or forecasts of future events. These may include statements regarding anticipated scientific progress on its research programs, clinical study progress, development of potential products, interpretation of clinical results, prospects for regulatory approval, manufacturing development and capabilities, market prospects for its products, coverage, collections from third-party payers and other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts. You may identify some of these forward-looking statements by the use of words in the statements such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe” or other words and terms of

similar meaning. Novocure’s performance and financial results could differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements due to general financial, economic, environmental, regulatory and political conditions as well as issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and other more specific risks and uncertainties facing Novocure such as those set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 24, 2022, as amended to date, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these risks and uncertainties, any or all of these forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect. Therefore, you should not rely on any such factors or forward-looking statements. Furthermore, Novocure does not intend to update publicly any forward-looking statement, except as required by law. Any forward-looking statements herein speak only as of the date hereof. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits this discussion.

Consolidated Statements of Operations
USD in thousands (except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve months ended December 31,
Net revenues$133,213 $143,953 $535,031 $494,366 
Cost of revenues29,687 28,136 114,877 106,501 
Gross profit103,526 115,817 420,154 387,865 
Operating costs and expenses:
Research, development and clinical studies56,931 44,002 201,303 132,010 
Sales and marketing38,982 31,359 137,057 118,017 
General and administrative31,011 28,364 126,127 107,437 
Total operating costs and expenses126,925 103,725 464,488 357,464 
Operating income (loss)(23,398)12,092 (44,333)30,401 
Financial expenses (income), net2,175 3,267 7,742 12,299 
Income (loss) before income tax(25,573)8,825 (52,075)18,102 
Income tax885 3,908 6,276 (1,706)
Net income (loss)$(26,458)$4,917 $(58,351)$19,808 
Basic net income (loss) per ordinary share$(0.25)$0.05 $(0.56)$0.20 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computing basic net income (loss) per share103,884,288 101,945,085 103,433,274 100,930,866 
Diluted net income (loss) per ordinary share$(0.25)$0.04 $(0.56)$0.18 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computing diluted net income (loss) per share103,884,288 110,604,714 103,433,274 108,877,648 

Consolidated Balance Sheets
USD in thousands (except share data)
December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$208,802 $234,674 
Short-term investments728,898 607,902 
Restricted cash807 11,499 
Trade receivables, net93,567 96,699 
Receivables and prepaid expenses17,025 21,245 
Inventories24,427 27,422 
Total current assets1,073,526 999,441 
Long-term assets:
Property and equipment, net22,693 11,395 
Field equipment, net12,923 11,230 
Right-of-use assets, net18,267 19,009 
Other long-term assets12,086 10,908 
Total long-term assets65,969 52,542 
Total assets$1,139,495 $1,051,983 

Consolidated Balance Sheets
USD in thousands (except share data)

December 31,
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Trade payables$72,600 $53,647 
Other payables and accrued expenses70,002 59,965 
Total current liabilities142,602 113,612 
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term loan, net of discount and issuance costs562,216 429,905 
Deferred revenues6,477 12,139 
Employee benefit liabilities4,543 5,171 
Long term leases12,997 14,293 
Other long-term liabilities166 337 
Total long-term liabilities586,399 461,845 
Total liabilities729,001 575,457 
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ equity:
Share capital -
Ordinary shares - No par value, Unlimited shares authorized; Issued and outstanding: 103,971,263 shares and 102,334,276 shares at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 respectively;— — 
Additional paid-in capital1,099,589 1,111,435 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(3,169)(3,832)
Accumulated deficit(685,926)(631,077)
Total shareholders’ equity410,494 476,526 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$1,139,495 $1,051,983 

Non-U.S. GAAP financial measures reconciliation
USD in thousands

Three months ended December 31,Twelve months ended December 31,
20212020% Change20212020% Change
Net income (loss)$(26,458)$4,917 (638)%$(58,351)$19,808 (395)%
Add: Income tax885 3,908 (77)%$6,276 $(1,706)(468)%
Add: Financial expenses (income), net2,175 3,267 (33)%$7,742 $12,299 (37)%
Add: Depreciation and amortization2,667 2,473 %$10,251 $9,150 12 %
EBITDA$(20,731)$14,565 (242)%$(34,082)$39,551 (186)%
Add: Share-based compensation22,398 20,273 10 %$94,900 $75,721 25 %
Adjusted EBITDA$1,667 $34,838 (95)%$60,818 $115,272 (47)%

Ingrid Goldberg

Leigh Labrie

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

February 24, 2022
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)

NovoCure Limited
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
No. 4 The Forum, Grenville Street
St. Helier
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
+44 (0) 15 3475 6700
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares, no par valueNVCRThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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).
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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 February 24, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing certain financial results for the fiscal year and quarter ended December 31, 2021. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.

NovoCure Limited

Date: February 24, 2022

By: /s/ Ashley Cordova
Name: Ashley Cordova
Title: Chief Financial Officer

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Ticker: NVCR
CIK: 1645113
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0001645113-22-000012
Submitted to the SEC: Thu Feb 24 2022 7:00:47 AM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Thu Feb 24 2022
Period: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Industry: Surgical And Medical Instruments And Apparatus
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