Solid third quarter 2019 performance with strong balance sheet for continued R&D growth

First nine month financial results:Group revenues of €752.5 millionOperating profit of €393.0 millionNet profit of €265.3 millionCash and cash equivalents on 30 Sept 2019 of €5.6 billionEstablished unique collaboration with Gilead, securing capital and anchoring independent R&D for years to comeFilgotinib submitted by Gilead for approval in RA in Europe and JapanWebcast presentation tomorrow, 25 October 2019, at 14.00 CET/8 AM ET, www.glpg.com, +32 2 404 0659, code 6653712Mechelen, Belgium; 24 October 2019, 22.01 CET; regulated information – Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) announces its unaudited Q3 results, which are further detailed in its Q3 2019 report available on the Galapagos website, www.glpg.com.“There is no question that the third quarter of 2019 was defined by the unique and landmark deal with our long-time collaboration partner Gilead, announced mid-July. This 10-year research collaboration is about maximizing innovation based on the identification and development of new mode of action medicines. Thanks to the upfront payment of $3.95 billion and a $1.1 billion equity investment by Gilead, this deal gives us the financial strength – and the independence – to greatly expand our research engine and build a broader pipeline of new mode of action medicines. Gilead will have option rights on our programs outside of Europe, and as part of the agreement, they have already executed that right for our late-stage IPF compound, GLPG1690. We will benefit greatly from Gilead’s science expertise and infrastructure,” said Onno van de Stolpe, CEO of Galapagos. “Thanks to the progress made with filgotinib this past quarter, we and Gilead are on track for potential new drug approvals as of the second half of 2020, and we are very excited by the prospect of bringing filgotinib as a new treatment option to RA patients.”Bart Filius, COO and CFO added, “Following the upfront payment of $3.95 billion and a $1.1 billion equity investment received in the Gilead transaction, we have an exceptionally strong balance sheet. As we continue to expand our organization to support our broad pipeline and build a commercial organization for potential launch of filgotinib in Europe next year, our financial guidance for full year 2019 operational cash burn1 between €320 and €340 million is unchanged, excluding the impact from our new collaboration agreement with Gilead.”  Outlook 2019
Following on regulatory submissions in Europe and Japan, Gilead remains on track to submit filgotinib for approval in RA the US before year-end.
We will continue recruitment in our proprietary ISABELA, NOVESA and PINTA trials, and plan to provide an update on recruitment timelines for the ISABELA program in H2 2019. Together with our collaboration partner Servier, we continue towards completion of the ROCCELLA trial in osteoarthritis, on track for topline results in the second half of next year. For MOR106, together with our collaboration partners MorphoSys and Novartis, we continue executing the Phase 1 and 2 trials currently ongoing.   
We continue to execute on our Toledo program in order to deliver Phase 1 results and plan to start several Phase 2a trials in 2020.Key figures third quarter report 2019 (unaudited)
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