Monday, February 26, 2024

BeiGene Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results and Business Updates

BASEL, Switzerland & BEIJING & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Monday, 26. February 2024

Continued rapid global growth with record total revenues of $634 million in fourth quarter and $2.5 billion in full-year 2023, increases of 67% and 74% from the prior-year periods

Strengthened leadership in hematology with global BRUKINSA® (zanubrutinib) sales of $413 million and $1.3 billion for the quarter and full year, increases of 135% and 129%

Progressed innovative hematology pipeline with initiation of four registrational trials for sonrotoclax, including global Phase 3 study in treatment-naïve CLL, and two global expansion cohorts for BTK CDAC in R/R CLL, R/R MCL

Sustained growth with diverse product and geographic revenue mix and improved operating leverage


(BUSINESS WIRE) -- BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ: BGNE; HKEX: 06160; SSE: 688235), a global oncology company, today reinforced its continued global expansion, rapid global and U.S. revenue growth, and innovative R&D strategy with the presentation of results from the fourth quarter and full year 2023 and business highlights.

“BeiGene made great progress in the fourth quarter and full year 2023 toward our goal to become an impactful next-generation oncology innovator. We have solidified our leadership in hematology with the continued success of BRUKINSA’s global launch, led by U.S. and Europe,” said John V. Oyler, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO at BeiGene. “Our cost advantaged research and development and manufacturing have enabled us to build one of the largest and most exciting oncology pipelines in the industry. We look forward to a transformative year for BeiGene as we continue to deliver on operational excellence propelled by outstanding growth in revenue across new and existing geographies.”

Key Business and Pipeline Highlights

Product revenues for the quarter, $630.5 million, and full year, $2.2 billion, increased 86% and 75% from prior-year totals;

Disciplined management of operating expense growth drove operating loss decreases of 18% and 33% on a GAAP basis and 28% and 47% on an adjusted basis for the quarter and full year;

Solidified BRUKINSA’s position as a BTK inhibitor of choice with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a label update to include superior progression-free survival (PFS) results at a median follow up of 29.6 months from the Phase 3 ALPINE trial comparing BRUKINSA against IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in previously treated patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL);

Expanded global label for BRUKINSA with European Commission approval for the treatment of adult patients with R/R follicular lymphoma (FL) who have received at least two prior systematic treatments, making it the first BTK inhibitor ever approved in this indication and the BTK inhibitor with the broadest label in the class;

Demonstrated leadership in hematology and strength of the Company’s pipeline with 25 abstracts presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in December, including:

Updated results from the ALPINE trial demonstrating sustained PFS superiority at a median follow up of 39 months for BRUKINSA against IMBRUVICA for the treatment of adult patients with R/R CLL;

Phase 1/2 trial data for sonrotoclax demonstrating safety and tolerability in combination with BRUKINSA with deep and durable responses in treatment-naïve CLL; promising single-agent activity in patients with R/R marginal zone lymphoma; and promising efficacy and safety in combination with dexamethasone in multiple myeloma (MM) with t(11,14); and

First-in-human data for BTK CDAC BGB-16673 demonstrating notable clinical responses and a tolerable safety profile in heavily pretreated patients with B-cell malignancies, including those with BTKi-resistant disease.

Expanded the global impact of anti-PD-1 antibody TEVIMBRA® (tislelizumab) with a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommending approval as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) across three indications, EMA acceptance of submission for the treatment of adult patients with first-line esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), and regulatory reviews ongoing in 10 markets, including the U.S. and Europe; and

Advanced innovative R&D strategy by entering five New Molecular Entities (NMEs) into the clinic in 2023, including potential best-in-class CDK4 inhibitor BGB-43395.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Highlights

Revenue for the fourth quarter and full year 2023 was $634.4 million and $2.5 billion, respectively, compared to $380.1 million and $1.4 billion in the prior-year periods. The increase in total revenue in the quarter compared to the prior year is primarily attributable to product sales growth in the Company’s major markets. For the fourth quarter and full year 2023, the U.S. was the largest market the Company derived revenue from, with revenue of $313.2 million and $1.1 billion, respectively, compared to $155.4 million and $502.6 million in the prior-year periods. The Company expects this trend to continue in 2024 as U.S. sales of BRUKINSA continue to grow.

About BeiGene

BeiGene is a global oncology company that is discovering and developing innovative treatments that are more affordable and accessible to cancer patients worldwide. With a broad portfolio, we are expediting development of our diverse pipeline of novel therapeutics through our internal capabilities and collaborations. We are committed to radically improving access to medicines for far more patients who need them. Our growing global team of more than 10,000 colleagues spans five continents, with administrative offices in Basel, Beijing, and Cambridge, U.S. To learn more about BeiGene, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn and X (formerly known as Twitter).

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws, including statements regarding BeiGene’s progress towards becoming an impactful next-generation oncology innovator; the future of BeiGene’s oncology pipeline; BeiGene’s ability to grow revenue across new and existing geographies, particularly in the U.S.; the expected capacities and completion dates for the Company’s manufacturing facilities under construction and the potential for such facilities to increase manufacturing capabilities; BeiGene’s anticipated regulatory approvals, submissions and clinical activities; and BeiGene’s plans, commitments, aspirations and goals under the caption “About BeiGene”. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including BeiGene’s ability to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of its drug candidates; the clinical results for its drug candidates, which may not support further development or marketing approval; actions of regulatory agencies, which may affect the initiation, timing and progress of clinical trials and marketing approval; BeiGene’s ability to achieve commercial success for its marketed medicines and drug candidates, if approved; BeiGene's ability to obtain and maintain protection of intellectual property for its medicines and technology; BeiGene’s reliance on third parties to conduct drug development, manufacturing, commercialization, and other services; BeiGene’s limited experience in obtaining regulatory approvals and commercializing pharmaceutical products; BeiGene’s ability to obtain additional funding for operations and to complete the development of its drug candidates and achieve and maintain profitability; and those risks more fully discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in BeiGene’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in BeiGene’s subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and BeiGene undertakes no duty to update such information unless required by law.

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