Exhibit 99.1



Vanda Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results



Q1 2020 Total net product sales of $58.0 million, a 22% increase year over year



Advancing the Commercial and Development Pipeline; Initiating Studies for COVID-19

WASHINGTON – May 6, 2020 – Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (Nasdaq: VNDA) today announced financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

“Our strong financial performance in the first quarter well positions Vanda to continue to innovate and serve our patients, even during this deadly pandemic,” said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., Vanda’s President and CEO.

Key Financial and Corporate Highlights



Total revenues from HETLIOZ® and Fanapt® were $58.0 million in the first quarter of 2020, a 22% increase compared to $47.7 million in the first quarter of 2019.



HETLIOZ® net product sales were $35.3 million in the first quarter of 2020, a 22% increase compared to $29.0 million in the first quarter of 2019.



Fanapt® net product sales were $22.7 million in the first quarter of 2020, a 21% increase compared to $18.8 million in the first quarter of 2019.



Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities (Cash) were $312.3 million as of March 31, 2020, representing an increase to Cash of $44.5 million compared to March 31, 2019.



Net income was $0.5 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss of $0.6 million for the first quarter of 2019.

Key Product and Pipeline Highlights

Vanda is working proactively across its business and research units to protect employees and customers, and to maintain business continuity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Vanda is encouraged by the strong performance of its commercial products during the first quarter of 2020, driving 22% year-over-year growth. Vanda is implementing marketing and sales strategies aimed at overcoming the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Vanda remains committed to continue innovating and bringing value to patients and prescribers, while advancing and strengthening the awareness and use of its products.


The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted clinical research globally, including Vanda’s previously reported clinical trials. New recruitment for the tradipitant atopic dermatitis, gastroparesis and motion sickness programs, as well as the HETLIOZ® delayed sleep phase disorder study and Fanapt® bipolar disorder and long acting injectable studies, is currently on hold.




The ongoing atopic dermatitis and gastroparesis studies have been adapted in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance to protect the health and safety of currently enrolled patients and healthcare providers.



The results of the recent atopic dermatitis (EPIONE), gastroparesis (VLY686-2301) and motion sickness (Motion Sifnos) studies have all been submitted to peer-review publications.



See below for details on Vanda’s clinical study, ODYSSEY VLY-686-3501, for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

HETLIOZ® (tasimelteon)



Discussions with the FDA are ongoing regarding the supplemental New Drug Applications for HETLIOZ® in the treatments of jet lag disorder and Smith-Magenis Syndrome.

COVID-19 Therapeutic Program

Vanda initiated the following activities aimed at combating COVID-19:



Vanda announced the initiation of ODYSSEY VLY-686-3501, a Phase III double-blind placebo-controlled trial investigating the efficacy and safety of tradipitant for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 ARDS. Results of this study are expected in the third quarter of 2020.



Vanda also announced the initiation of the CALYPSO genetics study to evaluate the role of human and viral genetic variations in COVID-19 infection and disease severity.



Vanda and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) announced a research partnership to identify small molecule inhibitors of cathepsin-L, a host enzyme required for viral processing.

GAAP Financial Results

Net income was $0.5 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss of $0.6 million for the first quarter of 2019. Diluted net income per share was $0.01 in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a diluted net loss per share of $0.01 in the first quarter of 2019.

2020 Financial Guidance

Vanda will continue to assess the impact of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic on its business and operations and will provide future updates to its financial guidance as necessary. The financial guidance communicated by Vanda as of February 25, 2020 is shown below.

Full Year 2020

Financial Objectives


Full Year 2020



Total revenues

  $240 to $260 million      

HETLIOZ® net product sales

  $155 to $165 million      

Fanapt® net product sales

  $85 to $95 million      

Year-end 2020 Cash

  Greater than $320 million      

Conference Call

Vanda has scheduled a conference call for today, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 4:30 PM ET. During the call, Vanda’s management will discuss the first quarter 2020 financial results and other corporate activities. Investors can call 1-866-688-9426 (domestic) or 1-409-216-0816 (international) and use passcode 2583625. A replay of the call will be available on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, beginning at 7:30 PM ET and will be accessible until Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET. The replay call-in number is 1-855-859-2056 for domestic callers and 1-404-537-3406 for international callers. The passcode number is 2583625.

The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously on Vanda’s website, www.vandapharma.com. Investors should click on the Investors tab and are advised to go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary software or presentations. The call will also be archived on Vanda’s website for a period of 30 days.

About Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Vanda is a leading global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies to address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients. For more on Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., please visit www.vandapharma.com.


Various statements in this release, including, but not limited to, the guidance provided under “2020 Financial Guidance” above and statements regarding Vanda’s ODYSSEY study, its collaboration with the UIC and its clinical development programs for tradipitant, HETLIOZ® and Fanapt®, are “forward-looking statements” under the securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations that involve risks, changes in circumstances, assumptions and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in Vanda’s forward-looking statements include, among others, Vanda’s assumptions regarding its ability to continue to grow its business in the U.S.; Vanda’s ability to maintain business continuity during the global COVID-19 pandemic and related market volatility; the duration and severity of the global COVID-19 pandemic, including prevailing economic conditions and general uncertainties relating thereto that may be unknown and unforeseeable; the ability of Vanda and the UIC to identify small molecule inhibitors of

cathepsin-L; Vanda’s ability to enroll patients in and complete its ODYSSEY study; a failure of tradipitant to be demonstrably safe and effective in the treatment of COVID-19 ARDS; Vanda’s ability to complete the clinical development and obtain regulatory approval for tradipitant in the treatment of COVID-19 ARDS, atopic dermatitis, gastroparesis and motion sickness; Vanda’s ability to successfully resume the clinical programs that are currently on hold; and other factors that are described in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Vanda’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which is on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional factors may be described in those sections of Vanda’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, to be filed with the SEC in the second quarter of 2020. In addition to the risks described above and in Vanda’s annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, other unknown or unpredictable factors also could affect Vanda’s results. There can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Vanda will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Vanda. Therefore, no assurance can be given that the outcomes stated in such forward-looking statements and estimates will be achieved.

All written and verbal forward-looking statements attributable to Vanda or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein. Vanda cautions investors not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements Vanda makes or that are made on its behalf. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Vanda undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



(in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)



     Three Months Ended  
     March 31     March 31  
     2020     2019  



HETLIOZ® product sales, net

   $ 35,336     $ 28,957  

Fanapt® product sales, net

     22,664       18,756  







Total revenues

     58,000       47,713  

Operating expenses:


Cost of goods sold excluding amortization

     5,207       5,113  

Research and development

     15,527       13,278  

Selling, general and administrative

     37,021       31,029  

Intangible asset amortization

     370       380  







Total operating expenses

     58,125       49,800  







Loss from operations

     (125     (2,087

Other income

     1,366       1,485  







Income (loss) before income taxes

     1,241       (602

Provision for income taxes

     755       10  







Net income (loss)

   $ 486     $ (612







Net income (loss) per share, basic

   $ 0.01     $ (0.01

Net income (loss) per share, diluted

   $ 0.01     $ (0.01

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic

     53,806,317       52,752,774  

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted

     54,870,146       52,752,774  



(in thousands)



     March 31     December 31  
     2020     2019  



Current assets:


Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 64,950     $ 45,072  

Marketable securities

     247,376       267,057  

Accounts receivable, net

     29,272       26,367  


     1,320       1,140  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     17,828       14,500  







Total current assets

     360,746       354,136  

Property and equipment, net

     3,877       3,864  

Operating lease right-of-use assets

     10,875       11,180  

Intangible assets, net

     22,667       23,037  

Deferred tax assets

     86,641       87,680  

Non-current inventory and other

     3,719       3,851  







Total assets

   $ 488,525     $ 483,748  









Current liabilities:


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

   $ 26,045     $ 27,590  

Product revenue allowances

     33,177       31,915  







Total current liabilities

     59,222       59,505  

Operating lease non-current liabilities

     12,139       12,455  

Other non-current liabilities

     778       843  







Total liabilities

     72,139       72,803  

Stockholders’ equity:


Common stock

     54       54  

Additional paid-in capital

     635,730       631,307  

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     781       249  

Accumulated deficit

     (220,179     (220,665







Total stockholders’ equity

     416,386       410,945  







Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 488,525     $ 483,748  







Corporate Contact:

AJ Jones II

Chief Corporate Affairs and Communications Officer

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.



Elizabeth Van Every

Head of Corporate Affairs

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.



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