Cumberland Pharmaceutical Reports 17 Percent Revenue Growth for 2022

Mar 11, 2023 at 11:06 pm by Staff


2022 highlights include its acquisition of Sancuso® and move to new headquarters


NASHVILLE  - Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX), a specialty pharmaceutical company has announced full year 2022 financial results and provided a Company update. Net revenues grew 17 percent over the prior year to $42 million, resulting in $8 million in cash flow from operations.

As of December 31, 2022, the Company's total assets were $93 million, including $20 million in cash. Total liabilities were $57 million and total shareholders' equity was $36 million.

“We were able to manage our business in 2022 to deliver significant revenue growth despite facing external challenges in our operating environment,” said A.J. Kazimi, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals CEO. “We were delighted to add and begin providing Sancuso® in support of oncology patients, as we further expanded our portfolio of FDA-approved brands.”


New Headquarter Office Location

In the fourth quarter of 2022, Cumberland relocated its headquarters to the Broadwest campus in the Vanderbilt/West End corridor of Nashville. The new, state-of-the-art headquarters keeps the Company close to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, enabling their continued collaboration as Cumberland works to develop new medicines for the future.

The move also allows Cumberland to accommodate recent and future growth. Following the relocation, Cumberland expects to expand its organization to over 100 individuals, with a majority working from the Nashville headquarters. The move will help to support the Cumberland team, its patients, customers and partners.

2022 Sustainability Metrics

Cumberland continues to monitor and report on its activities and impact on the environmental, its employees and the community. The Company’s key sustainability metrics for 2022 include:

  • Providing 2.2 million doses of products to patients
  • Safely disposing of over 2,750 pounds of expired or damaged products
  • No products recalled or clinical trial terminated due to not practicing good clinical standards.

Sancuso® Acquisition

During 2022, Cumberland acquired and successfully completed the transition of Sancuso® from Japan-based Kyowa Kirin, Inc. – assuming responsibility for the brand’s sales, distribution and promotion in the U.S. Sancuso is an FDA-approved prescription patch that prevents nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing certain types of chemotherapy.

To promote and support Sancuso, Cumberland formed a new sales division, Cumberland Oncology, comprised of former Kyowa Kirin sales representatives who brought extensive experience with the brand.

Caldolor® International Update

In 2022, Cumberland announced its agreement with PiSA Pharmaceutical for the registration and commercialization of Caldolor, its non-narcotic pain relief product, in Mexico.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cumberland will be responsible for providing the product dossier and supplies. PiSA will be responsible for obtaining regulatory approval for the product in Mexico and introducing it to the new market.

Vibativ® International Updates

In March 2022, Cumberland announced the launch of Vibativ in Puerto Rico. The announcement follows an agreement between Cumberland and Verity Pharmaceuticals that provides Verity the rights to introduce the product for patients in that market. Verity has a strong presence in Puerto Rico, which is in need of a product with Vibativ’s features, as it has a large number of residents living with chronic diseases, like diabetes, that increase the risk of hospitalization and infections. Vibativ can serve as a potentially life-saving treatment in patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia resulting from infections including the flu and COVID-19.

Cumberland also announced a new partnership with Saudi Arabia-based Tabuk Pharmaceutical to introduce Vibativ into the Middle East. The arrangement provides Tabuk exclusive rights and obligations to distribute Vibativ in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, with the option to expand into other countries in the region. Tabuk is a fully owned subsidiary of the Astra Industrial Group, a leading and publicly traded conglomerate in Saudi Arabia.

In addition, Cumberland entered into an agreement with D.B. Pharm Korea to register and commercialize the Vibativ product in South Korea. The submission for approval is underway.

Cumberland’s Vibativ partner for the Chinese market, SciClone Pharmaceuticals, had their approval application in China accepted for review in September 2021. During 2022, Cumberland continued to support SciClone and their requests associated with review of that submission.

Nordic Pharma RediTrex® Agreement Restructured

In 2022, Cumberland restructured its agreement with Nordic Pharma, who previously provided Cumberland with the license for the U.S. rights associated with the RediTrex brand. Nordic Pharma will assume the responsibility for distributing the product in the U.S. after June 30, 2023.

In addition, Cumberland has transferred the marketing responsibilities associated with the brand to Nordic Pharma and will continue to distribute and support RediTrex during the transition period.

Ongoing Clinical Development

Cumberland continues to sponsor and progress three Phase II clinical programs featuring the Company’s ifetroban product candidate. These studies involve patients with:

  • Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease, or AERD, a severe form of asthma;
  • Systemic Sclerosis, a debilitating autoimmune disorder; and
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic neuromuscular disease.

In addition, Cumberland has been working toward an application to the FDA for a fourth Phase II clinical program, which will evaluate the use of ifetroban to treat patients with Progressive Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases.


Net Revenue:  In 2022, net revenues were $42.0 million, a 17% increase over the prior year.  Net revenues by product for the year were $15.2 million for Kristalose®, $13.2 million for Sancuso®, $7.5 million for Vibativ® and $4.8 million for Caldolor®.

During the fourth quarter of 2022, net revenues totaled $9.1 million. Net revenue by product for the quarter included $2.4 million for Sancuso®, $3.8 million for Kristalose®, $1.5 million for Vibativ® and $1.8 million for Caldolor®.

Operating Expenses:  The 2022 operating expenses were $47.7 million,  compared to $43.7 million for 2021. Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter were $11.4 million compared to $12.7 million for the prior year period. 

Earnings: Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $2.4 million, and $5.6 million, or $0.38 per share, for the year.

Adjusted Earnings:  For the full year of 2022, adjusted earnings were  $2.1 million, or $0.14 per share, a significant improvement on the adjusted loss of $1.2 million in 2021.  The adjusted loss for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $0.7 million, or $0.05 per share, a significant improvement over the $1.9 million adjusted loss during the same period in 2021. 

The adjusted earnings calculation does not include the $1.5 million cash benefit of Vibativ and Sancuso cost of goods during the quarter, which were received with the product acquisition. For the full year, the cash benefit from those cost of goods was $4.8 million.

Cash Flow: In 2022, cash flow from operations was $8.5 million, a 33% increase over the $6.3 million during the prior year period.

Balance Sheet:  At December 31, 2022, Cumberland had $93 million in total assets, including  $20 million in cash and cash equivalents. Total liabilities were $57 million, including $16 million outstanding on the Company's revolving line of credit.  Total shareholders' equity was $36 million.


Cumberland will provide its 2022 financial results via a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To join the call, register at:

Registered participants can dial in from their phone using a dial-in and PIN number that will be provided. They can also choose a “Call Me” option to have the system automatically call them at the start of the conference call.

Available on Cumberland’s website for one year, a replay of the call can be accessed by visiting


Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. is the largest biopharmaceutical company founded and headquartered in the Mid-South and is focused on the delivery of high-quality, prescription brands designed to improve patient care. The Company develops, acquires, and commercializes products for the hospital acute care, gastroenterology, rheumatology and oncology market segments.

The Company’s portfolio of FDA-approved brands includes:

  • Acetadote® (acetylcysteine) injection, for the treatment of acetaminophen poisoning;


  • Caldolor® (ibuprofen) injection, for the treatment of pain and fever;


  • Kristalose® (lactulose) oral, a prescription laxative, for the treatment of constipation;


  • Omeclamox®-Pak, (omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillin) oral, for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori ( pylori) infection and related duodenal ulcer disease;


  • RediTrex® (methotrexate) injection, for the treatment of active rheumatoid, juvenile idiopathic and severe psoriatic arthritis, as well as disabling psoriasis;


  • Sancuso® (granisetron) transdermal, for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving certain types of chemotherapy treatment;


  • Vaprisol® (conivaptan) injection, to raise serum sodium levels in hospitalized patients with euvolemic and hypervolemic hyponatremia; and


  • Vibativ® (telavancin) injection, for the treatment of certain serious bacterial infections including hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia, as well as complicated skin and skin structure infections.


The Company also has a series of Phase II clinical programs underway evaluating its ifetroban product candidate in patients with cardiomyopathy associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Systemic Sclerosis and Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease.

For more information on Cumberland’s approved products, including full prescribing information, please visit links to the individual product websites, which can be found on the Company’s website at


Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc. ( is a joint initiative between Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vanderbilt University, LaunchTN and WinHealth.

The mission of CET is to advance biomedical technologies and products conceived at Vanderbilt University and other regional research centers towards the marketplace.

CET helps manage the development and commercialization process for select projects, and provides expertise on intellectual property, regulatory, manufacturing and marketing issues that are critical to successful new biomedical products. CET’s Life Sciences Center provides laboratory space, equipment and infrastructure for CET’s activities and other early-stage life sciences ventures.


Acetadote® (acetylcysteine) Injection

Acetadote, administered intravenously within 8 to 10 hours after ingestion of a potentially hepatotoxic quantity of acetaminophen, is indicated to prevent or lessen hepatic injury. Used in the emergency department, Acetadote is approved in the United States to treat overdose of acetaminophen, a common ingredient in many over-the-counter medications. Acetadote is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity or previous anaphylactoid reactions to acetylcysteine or any components of the preparation. For full prescribing and safety information, visit

Caldolor® (ibuprofen) Injection

Caldolor is indicated in adults and pediatric patients for the management of mild to moderate pain and management of moderate to severe pain as an adjunct to opioid analgesics, as well as the reduction of fever.  It was the first FDA-approved intravenous therapy for fever. Caldolor is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to ibuprofen or other NSAIDs, patients with a history of asthma or other allergic type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Caldolor is contraindicated for use during the peri-operative period in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. For full prescribing and safety information, including boxed warning, visit

Kristalose® (lactulose) Oral Solution

Kristalose is indicated for the treatment of acute and chronic constipation. It is a unique, proprietary, crystalline form of lactulose, with no restrictions on length of therapy or patient age. Kristalose is contraindicated in patients who require a low-galactose diet. Elderly, debilitated patients who receive lactulose for more than six months should have serum electrolytes (potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide) measured periodically. For full prescribing and safety information, visit

Omeclamox®-Pak (omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillin)

Omeprazole is an antisecretory drug, which works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces. Clarithromycin and amoxicillin are antibacterial drugs, which inhibit the growth of bacteria allowing the stomach lining to heal. Omeclamox-Pak is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to omeprazole, any macrolide antibiotic or penicillin. For full prescribing and safety information, visit

RediTrex® (methotrexate) Injection

RediTrex is a single-dose prefilled syringe containing prescription methotrexate. RediTrex is used to treat adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis and children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, after treatment with other medicines including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have been used and did not work well. Methotrexate can control the symptoms of severe, resistant, disabling psoriasis in adults when other types of treatment have failed. For full prescribing and safety information, visit

Sancuso® (granisetron) Transdermal System

Sancuso is the only skin patch approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients receiving moderately and/or highly emetogenic chemotherapy. When applied 24 to 48 hours before receiving chemotherapy, the SANCUSO patch slowly and continuously releases the medicine contained in the adhesive through clean and intact skin areas into the patient’s bloodstream. It can be worn for up to seven days in a row for chemotherapy regimens of up to five consecutive days. For full prescribing and safety information, visit

Vaprisol® (conivaptan hydrochloride) Injection

Vaprisol is an intravenous treatment for hyponatremia used in the critical care setting. Hyponatremia is an electrolyte disturbance in which sodium ion concentration in blood plasma is lower than normal.  This can be associated with a variety of critical care conditions including congestive heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and pneumonia.  The product is a vasopressin receptor antagonist that raises serum sodium levels and promotes free water secretion. Vaprisol is contraindicated in patients with hypovolemic hyponatremia. For full prescribing and safety information, including boxed warning, visit

Vibativ® (telavancin) for Injection

Vibativ is a patented, FDA approved injectable anti-infective for the treatment of certain serious bacterial infections including hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia and complicated skin and skin structure infections. It addresses a range of Gram-positive bacterial pathogens, including those that are considered difficult-to-treat and multidrug-resistant.  Intravenous unfractionated heparin sodium is contraindicated with Vibativ administration due to artificially prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) test results for up to 18 hours after Vibativ administration. Vibativ is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to telavancin. For more information please visit



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