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Emergent BioSolutions Inc (NYSE:EBS)
Q2 2020 Earnings Call
Jul 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Emergent BioSolutions' Q2 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to hand the conference to Emergent BioSolutions. Please go ahead.

Robert G. Burrows -- Vice President, Investor Relations

Thank you, Joel, and good afternoon, everyone. My name is Robert Burrows, Vice President of Investor Relations for Emergent. Thank you for joining us today, as we discuss the operational and financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2020. As is customary, today's call is open to all participants and in addition, the call is being recorded and is copyrighted by Emergent BioSolutions. The agenda for today's call will follow traditional path with prepared comments from Bob Kramer, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Rich Lindahl, Chief Financial Officer. Other members of the senior team are present and available during the Q&A session following our prepared comments.

Before beginning during today's call either on our prepared comments or the Q&A session management may make projections and other forward-looking statements related to our business, future events, our prospects or future performance. These forward-looking statements are based on our current intentions, beliefs and expectations regarding future events. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be accurate. Investors should realize that if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could differ materially from our expectations. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this conference call and except as required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events or circumstances. Investors should consider this cautionary statement, as well as the risk factors identified in our periodic reports filed with the SEC when evaluating our forward-looking statements.

During our prepared comments, as well as during the Q&A session, we may also refer to certain non-GAAP financial measures that involve adjustments to GAAP figures in order to provide greater transparency regarding Emergent's operating performance. Please refer to the tables found in today's press release regarding our use of adjusted net income, and adjusted EBITDA and the reconciliations between our GAAP financial measures and these non-GAAP financial measures.

One final housekeeping item. During the Q&A session because of the fact that we are all in separate locations and practicing the necessary social distancing, per CDC guidelines, we will have CEO, Bob Kramer, fielding all questions to begin with, and then he will verbally hand off to other members of the team for additional answers as warranted. Finally, for the benefit of those who may be listening to replay of the webcast this call was held and recorded on July 30, 2020. Since then, Emergent may have made announcements related to topics discussed during today's call. You are once again encouraged to refer to our most recent press releases and SEC filings, all of which may be found on the Investors homepage of our website.

And with that introduction, I would now like to turn the call over to my colleague, Bob Kramer. Bob?

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Thank you, Bob, and good afternoon to everyone. Thank you for joining the call. Let me start by acknowledging the extraordinary contributions of my 2,000 plus teammates at Emergent, who have worked tirelessly to enable the company to meet its commitments to public health. And importantly, take on a significant amount of new additional work related to our COVID-19 initiatives both in the therapeutic area, as well as the CDMO business unit area. They are achieving extraordinary results in one of the most challenging environments we've ever encountered. For more than 20 years, Emergent has prepared for threats like the one posed by COVID-19. Our experience addressing previous public health crisis, our expertise in vaccine and drug development and our ability to manufacture on a large-scale has positioned us to contribute to the COVID-19 pandemic response like no other organization.

The demand for our services, both from industry and government, both in the immediate term and over the next several years has substantially increased in the last few months. Many of you will recall that at our most recent Investor Day this past November, we outlined our strategy to expand and build scalable leadership positions in current and new public health threat markets as well as to invest in capabilities, innovation and operational excellence.

What we didn't anticipate at the time was just how soon an unprecedented public health threat would emerge and how broadly we would have an opportunity to play a meaningful role as a result. Over the past six months, we've shown how our mix of expertise, capabilities and readiness have positioned us to respond in a way that few others can. We continue to focus on strong customer centricity, including our ability to meet the needs of the U.S. government and other government customers as well as delivered solutions for fellow innovators and other commercial customers and most importantly for our patients.

These principles underpinned the durability of our core business and the potential of our long-term strategy. We put the strategy outlined at our Investor Day into action. And today, we are experiencing a step change in both the size of our organization as well as the pace of our growth.

The financial results for the second quarter and year-to-date periods demonstrate the strength of our core business and an acceleration of our 2024 strategy. As a result, we are announcing today an increase in our financial forecast for 2020. In addition, we now believe that this acceleration meaningfully increases the contribution of our organic revenue toward our goal of $2 billion in revenue by 2024 versus what we assumed just nine months ago when we first unveiled our 2020 through 2024 strategic plan.

With that said, there continue to be multiple paths to achieving our 2024 strategic objectives. Before we discuss the longer term expectations, let me first review recent business developments, starting with the pandemic response. At the outset of the crisis, we were able to quickly begin development of our own COVID-19 therapeutic treatment candidates, while at the same time deploy our contract development and manufacturing expertise for customers from the U.S. government to some of the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology innovators including Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.

As a follow-on to the $135 million tech transfer and capacity reservation agreement signed with J&J in April, we signed the industry's first COVID-19 commercial supply agreement, a five year agreement for large-scale drug substance manufacturing for J&J's lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate beginning in 2021. The contract is valued at approximately $480 million over the first two years, with commitments for the remaining three-year period of 2023 through 2025 to be determined next year.

In June, in an award valued at approximately $628 million, Emergent joined the U.S. government in a landmark public private CDMO partnership as part of Operation Warp Speed, committing our development and manufacturing services for production of COVID-19 vaccine candidates for commercial innovators through 2021 at a minimum.

This agreement secures capacity for drug substance manufacturing and drug product manufacturing at our three Maryland-based facilities. It also includes an incremental investment of $85 million for the rapid expansion of our viral and non-viral CDMO drug product fill finish capacity at our Baltimore Camden and Rockville facilities.

As a result of this expansion in Camden and Rockville, Emergent is now the only multi-location CIADM, offering broad services including drug product, drug substance and development and manufacturing services. The expansion also extends our CIADM designation by the U.S. government to drug product, making Emergent the only such facility.

Also in June, we announced a partnership to manufacture AstraZeneca's leading vaccine candidate. Under that agreement valued at approximately $87 million Emergent will provide development services, technology transfer, analytical testing, drug substance processed and performance qualification and will reserve certain large scale manufacturing capacity through 2020. Earlier this week, we announced an additional agreement with AstraZeneca to manufacture a drug substance at large scale for commercial supply.

The contract is valued at approximately $174 million through 2021 and it brings the total AstraZeneca commitment to just over $260 million. The agreement leaves open the option to enter into additional commercial manufacturing commitments as the candidate progresses over the next three years.

Given the scale and the ongoing nature of the threat as well as our diverse offering across development services, drug substance, drug product and our leading development and manufacturing expertise, we anticipate significant demand for our CDMO business for the next several years across small, mid and large pharma and biotech as well as the U.S. government and NGOs.

To be clear, we have three capital investment projects ongoing and supported this growth and scale of the CDMO business unit. First, we're nearing completion of the $50 million expansion at our Camden facility in Baltimore, where drug product sites that we announced in 2018. Secondly, we will be investing approximately $80 million in our Rockville, Maryland location to broaden our drug product capabilities. And third, we'll be investing $75 million in our Canton, Massachusetts facility to expand our viral-based service offering to include viral sector and gene therapy capabilities. Together, this represents a $200 million expansion of our manufacturing capability and capacity, adding strength, diversity and durability to our network.

Turning to the pandemic response within our Therapeutics Business Unit. We're currently developing two potential hyperimmune treatments for COIVD-19. First is our COVID-HIG, using our validated human, hyperimmune platform. And second is our COVID-EIG, using our validated equine hyperimmune platform. The targeted patient populations for each of these programs are the severe hospitalized COVID-19 patients as well as individuals whose occupation places them at higher risk. In partnership with BARDA and NIAID, we have quickly advanced the evaluation of COVID-HIG, for treatment of hospitalized patients with a Phase 3 clinical trial to start in August.

Earlier this month, we announced a collaboration with Mount Sinai health systems as well as ImmunoTek Bio Centers and the U.S. Department of Defense, which is providing approximately $35 million of funding to facilitate the development of our COVID-HIG candidate. This collaboration includes the establishment of new plasma collection capabilities at Mount Sinai, an organization at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States as well as the development and manufacturing of the product candidate.

The collaboration also includes a clinical trial to be conducted at Mount Sinai to evaluate COVID-HIG for the use as a prophylactic treatment for populations at high risk of potential exposure such as healthcare workers and military personnel. Our other therapeutic treatment program is the COVID-EIG product candidate. This Candidate uses the validated platform and infrastructure from our botulism antitoxin therapeutic program. We're currently vaccinating the horses and we'll complete proof-of-concept studies to determine the potential to advance this program to the clinic to evaluate it as a treatment for COVID-19. We expect having data this summer and we'll provide updates as events warrant.

Also during the quarter, the Therapeutics Business Unit continue to make progress on additional pipeline programs to strengthen our leadership position in antibody therapeutics and focus on the acute care hospital space. There remains a high unmet need for treatments to reduce the overall burden of severe influenza that results in ICU hospitalizations, respiratory support and mortality each year. Our lead clinical candidate FLU-IGIV is in the late stage clinical development for patients hospitalized with severe influenza A. We're currently in the process of reviewing the Phase 2 clinical data and we'll be determining the next steps and timelines as part of that review.

Turning next to the vaccine business unit, our core medical countermeasure business inclusive of our anthrax and smallpox franchises continue to proceed on plan for the year, as Rich, will discuss in more detail in a few minutes. We have continued to make deliveries of our anthrax vaccine candidate AV7909 to the strategic national stockpile and earlier this month in July, we secured an option to provide additional doses to the U.S. government over the next 12 months.

With respect to the smallpox vaccine ACAM2000, in May, we secured the first annual option exercise under last year's contract for additional doses to be delivered over a 12-month period that started in June of this year. We also have a number of other updates related to the vaccine business unit since last quarter's earnings call. First, the initiation of our Phase 3 clinical trial for our single-dose vaccine for chikungunya will likely push into 2021, primarily driven by the timing of certain operational matters, namely the manufacturing prep out of our Bern, Switzerland site where we planned to manufacture our clinical material.

Secondly, in April this year, Emergent was notified that we will receive a $15 million in funding from CEPI to support the advanced development of our Lassa vaccine program supporting non-clinical and Phase 1 studies. And lastly a note about our travel health business. While a small contributor to our overall total revenue the travel health business has been impacted by the halt in global travel. This negative impact will likely continue until the pandemic impact lessens. Nonetheless, we continue to believe, this global pandemic may serve as a catalyst to raise awareness of the risks and opportunities to protect against vaccine preventable travel-related illnesses.

Turning finally to the devices business unit, let me start by taking a minute to comment on the devastating impact COVID-19 is having around the world and in United States regarding the ongoing opioid crisis. For some the COVID-19 pandemic and resulted social distancing and isolation has resulted in an increase of stress, depression, anxiety and fear. Unfortunately in many instances these mental and emotional stressors have led to increased substance abuse and subsequently opioid emergencies. We were therefore very pleased to see that the FDA in their recent announcement requiring all labels for opioid pain medication and medicine to treat opioid use disorder be updated to include information about naloxone, as the number of opioid overdose deaths continue to rise during the pandemic, increased access, awareness and availability of naloxone is more important than ever right now.

The FDA's new leading -- new labeling requirement is an important step and a nationwide effort to more widely distribute and improve the availability of naloxone for at-risk individuals. We will continue to focus on expanding awareness of the risks of opioids, increasing the public's accessibility to naloxone and making affordability of NARCAN Nasal Spray a priority. And we remain committed to the supporting federal, state and local organizations and their efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

During the quarter, retail pharmacy sales of NORCAN Nasal Spray were stronger than anticipated and there was a significant rebound in May and June from the decline in April, caused by the initial impact of the pandemic. Sales are currently trending above pre-COVID-19 levels and states with co-prescription requirements in place, as well as in states where no current requirements for co-prescribing exist.

In addition, standing order volume has increased approximately 27% since the middle of May. These increases are in part due to growing awareness and concerns about the rise in opioid overdoses compounded by the pandemic, as well as the concerted efforts by state public health organizations, community organizations, retail pharmacies and physicians to expand awareness of the need for naloxone.

Now, to briefly touch upon the cover Teva litigation. On June 5th of this year, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey entered a decision in the patent litigation regarding NORCAN Nasal Spray in favor of the defendants, Teva Pharmaceuticals. We are appealing this decision to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Despite the decision, we remained focused and committed to expanding awareness and affordable access and continue to build partnerships with state and local governments and community organizations as we focus on getting NORCAN Nasal Spray to vulnerable communities and individuals.

Taking all of this into consideration, we continue to expect meaningful contributions from this franchise over the near, medium and long-term. As we've shared with you all in the past, we've factored in the potential generic competition into our planning and continue to believe that we provide differentiated value in raising awareness of the need for naloxone and getting it to the patients who need it.

Now before I turn the call over to Rich, let me conclude with a few summary thoughts. Emergent is uniquely prepared to answer the call for COVID-19 pandemic. We have proven manufacturing capabilities in place and we're working with the U.S. government and leading innovative pharmaceutical and biotech companies in support of their efforts to develop vaccines, while simultaneously advancing two potential therapeutic treatments of our own. The strength and durability of our business model is clear, and the pace at which we're driving our strategy has materially accelerated. As a result, we are significantly increasing our financial guidance for 2020 as Rich will discuss in detail in a few minutes.

Finally, I'd like to once again thank our talented team here at Emergent, that has stepped up to the challenge in throughout this global pandemic. They've remained committed to our mission to protect and enhance life. I couldn't be more proud of the great strides they and we are making at Emergent, and I look forward to keeping you apprised of our progress as we execute on our strategy.

With that, that concludes my prepared remarks, and I'll now turn the call over to our Chief Financial Officer, Rich Lindahl. Rich?

Richard S. Lindahl -- Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Thank you, Bob. Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining the call. It's abundantly clear that our financial performance in the second quarter and year-to-date in 2020 has been the strongest in the company's history and builds upon the integrated nature of our strategic plan and the investments we have made in our infrastructure and operations. As Bob referenced earlier, our financial and operational success for the first half of 2020 reflects the strength and durability of our core medical countermeasures business, the resilience of our diversified revenue portfolio and the robust acceleration of our molecule-to-market CDMO services by securing about $1.5 billion in long-term contracts.

To be sure, COVID-19 has posed challenges to certain aspects of our business and operations and our teams continue adapting to related disruptions on personal, professional and societal levels. Even so, we ended the second quarter with strong momentum and positive financial tailwinds across all of our business units. We anticipate continued strong performance in the second half of the year and have significantly raised our 2020 guidance. With that, let's first look at our second quarter performance.

Highlights include total revenues of $395 million, an increase of $152 million or 62% versus the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA of $156 million, an increase of $127 million or 431% versus the prior year. And adjusted net income of $106 million, a $96 million improvement versus the prior year. Breaking down quarterly revenue, a bit further anthrax vaccine sales were $132 million, reflecting the continued transition from BioThrax to AV7909 in a strategic national stockpile. NARCAN Nasal Spray sales were $73 million, continuing the consistent quarterly performance of this critical drug device combination product for opioid overdose reversal. ACAM2000 sales were $70 million as we commenced deliveries to the SMS, following the first annual option exercise, which was received during the quarter.

And other product sales were $23 million, primarily reflecting sales of RSDL and BAT. We also saw a substantial growth in CDMO services, as revenues more than tripled to $73 million in the quarter versus the prior year. This outcome reflects the contribution of recently announced partnerships. Most notably, our landmark public private CDMO partnership with BARDA in support of the U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed program.

Looking beyond revenue, the quarterly results also include combined product and CDMO gross margin of 65%, reflecting the impact of overall product mix as well as improved contribution from CDMO services. Net R&D expense of $24 million or 7% of adjusted revenue in-line with our ongoing disciplined approach to discretionary development investments. SG&A spend of $76 million, reflecting ongoing investments in capabilities and capacities to support future growth. And the impact of an increase in share-based compensation expense due to a one-time $15 million special broad-based immediately vested equity award to employees below the Senior Vice President level.

Our financial performance for the first half of 2020 was also very strong, driven by all the factors just discussed for the second quarter. Key highlights include, total revenues of $587 million, an increase of $153 million or 35% as compared to last year. Total product sales of $447 million, up $110 million or 33%. This includes $184 million from anthrax vaccines, $145 million from NARCAN Nasal Spray, $70 million from ACAM2000 and other product sales of $48 million.

It is also worth highlighting that sales of anthrax vaccines and ACAM2000 are both up meaningfully versus the prior year. And at the recent option exercises for AV7909 and ACAM2000 reflect the U.S. government's continued execution against our long-term contracts and sustained focus on preparedness against other threats, even in the context of the current global pandemic.

CDMO services revenue of $94 million, reflects a significant expansion of this business through the recently announced arrangements across development services, drug substance and drug product offerings in response to the COVID pandemic. These new collaborations reflect a balanced mix of clinical and commercial activities, led by our landmark public-private CDMO partnership with the U.S. government, which was designed to pave the way for innovators to leverage our proven U.S. manufacturing supply chain.

Combined product and CDMO gross margin of 62%, reflecting the impact of mix and the improved contribution from CDMO. Net R&D expense of $44 million or 8% of adjusted revenue, in-line with our ongoing disciplined investments in select internally funded development programs. SG&A spend of $146 million, reflecting the increase in share-based compensation and continued investment in staffing to support future growth.

And in terms of year-to-date profitability, adjusted EBITDA of $171 million or 29% of total revenue and adjusted net income of $106 million or 18% of total revenue, both reflect the influence of product mix, operational execution and cost management balanced with prudent investments and a sustained focus on profitable growth.

In terms of the balance sheet, we continue to maintain a strong financial position with ample liquidity to capitalize on opportunities for growth. At June 30, 2020, we had cash of $269 million and accounts receivable of $259 million. These current liquid assets of over $525 million are the highest in our company history.

In addition, we ended the quarter with remaining borrowing capacity of $244 million under our revolving credit facility. Year-to-date, capex of $59 million reflects ongoing projects to scale the business, specifically CDMO drug substance and drug product capacity and capability investments at our Maryland locations as well as our Canton Massachusetts site. Net-net, our accelerating momentum creates favorable conditions for us to execute on our growth strategy and deliver solutions to address global public health threats.

I'll move on now to our updated guidance. Taking into consideration the performance for the first half of the year, our outlook for the remainder of the year across all of our business units and the expectation that challenges in some parts of our business will be offset by expansion in other parts, we are raising our overall forecast for the full-year 2020. This forecast consists of the following elements. Total revenue of $1.5 billion to $1.6 billion, an increase of 27% versus the midpoint of the prior range. In terms of product specific detail, anthrax vaccine sales of between $320 million and $350 million, an increase of 18% versus the midpoint of the prior range.

Our revised outlook for anthrax vaccines reflects improved visibility into this year's anticipated deliveries of AV7909, as we continue to gain more experience with this development stage product candidate. NARCAN Nasal Spray sales of between $285 million and $315 million unchanged from the prior guidance and ACAM2000 sales of between $180 million and $200 million also unchanged from prior guidance. For the CDMO business, we now anticipate a range of between $440 million and $460 million or more than 3 times higher at the midpoint versus the prior guidance range.

This new expectation for 2020 illustrates the important role Emergent is playing in the COVID-19 response and more broadly reflects the transformation occurring in our CDMO business unit to provide long-term sustainable growth as evidenced by our ability to secure $1.5 billion in long-term contracts across our target markets of pharma, biotech and the U.S. government. Our profitability guidance includes adjusted net income of $340 million to $390 million, an increase of 97% at the midpoint versus the prior range and adjusted EBITDA of $535 million to $600 million, an increase of 72% at the midpoint versus the prior range and a clear indication of the earnings potential of our overall operations.

Importantly, our revised 2020 guidance takes into account the following considerations. First, improvement of full-year gross margin by 400 to 600 basis points, driven by product mix and increased contribution from our CDMO business. Second, the delay into 2021 of the launch of the Phase 3 clinical study for the CHIKV VLP program due to the timing of certain operational factors. Third, the deferral into 2021 of a follow-on procurement contract with the U.S. government for raxibacumab due to the impact of the prioritization of the Operation Warp Speed program on our efforts to tech transfer the raxibacumab process for the BayView Baltimore site.

Fourth, continued significant disruption of global travel through at least the end of 2020, which greatly reduces Vaxchora and Vivotif revenues. And finally, an assumption of no generic competition in 2020 for NARCAN Nasal Spray.

We also continue to assess the business and operational implications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and to utilize numerous measures to mitigate the risk of disruption to our business from this public health threat. Lastly, we are providing guidance on third quarter total revenue of between $420 million and $450 million.

Taking all of this into consideration, let me also reaffirm what you heard earlier from Bob regarding the clear progress toward our 2020-2024 growth strategy. To that end, our 2024 year-end targets continue to be $2 billion in top-line revenue, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 27% to 30%. As we have discussed, there are many different paths to reaching these targets. But with the acceleration of our CDMO business unit, we have an even greater confidence that these targets can be reached on an organic basis.

Nevertheless, our strategy has not changed. And we are continuing to pursue growth organically as well as through M&A as we have previously communicated. We are pleased by the resilience and durability of our business model as well as the impact of our strategy of diversifying our revenue mix and expanding the range of public health threats that we address.

Let me conclude by reaffirming what I said 90 days ago on our previous call. At Emergent, we have built a strong and resilient business with the financial strengths and contingency planning needed to maintain and in some cases expand our ability to deliver preparedness and response solutions. Our business is not immune to the effects of the pandemic, but the very nature of this crisis illustrates why Emergent's products and services are critical to addressing public health threats. Our current outlook, combined with what we have announced thus far this year give tangible evidence of the durability and viability of our unique business model and the role that we play in protecting and enhancing the lives of many across the globe.

The current environment provides an opportunity for Emergent to illustrate our capabilities and the purpose for which we were built. I know, I speak for all our employees and saying that we are truly proud to be part of this company executing on our mission to protect and enhance life at this critical moment.

That completes my prepared remarks, and I'll now turn the call over to the operator, to begin the question-and-answer session. Operator?

Questions and Answers:

Operator

Thank you. [Operator Instructions] Our first question comes from Brandon Folkes with Cantor Fitzgerald. Your line is now open.

Brandon Folkes -- Cantor Fitzgerald -- Analyst

Hi, thanks for taking my questions and congratulations on all the progress during the quarter. Firstly, can you just elaborate perhaps on where you are in terms of capacity utilization within the CDMO business? And then maybe following on from that in terms of how much additional capacity the investments you announced will provide?

And then secondly, maybe just a knock out, do you have any thoughts on now that this potential for generic to come to market do you think co-prescribing gained a bit of momentum here and just because payers are perhaps more willing to get behind it?

And then lastly, maybe one just on the guidance, if I look at the 2020 EBITDA margin, I'm coming out at about 36.6% and obviously this is quite well above your range for 2024. Given the some of the contracts on COVID are to reserve capacity, can you just provide some color in terms of whether you've assumed any cost of production against those capacity reservation contracts? Or any additional color you can provide in terms of the cost you are adding into the 2020 guidance around that? Thank you.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Great. Thanks, Brandon. Appreciate the questions and thanks for joining the call. So let me take a shot at the first couple of questions, and then I'll ask Rich, to comment on your last question around the EBITDA margin implied, as well as our 2024 range that we provided, which is that 27% to 30% range. So I think on the CDMO capacity and Syed can join in here as well, it's a really difficult metric to establish overall across the enterprise, given the fact that we have nine manufacturing facilities that are kind of in play and capable of providing those CDMO services and the nature of how those facilities are being used to support both our internal candidates, as well as the CDMO.

I think, if you want to get a little more granular and look at the Bayview facility where the majority of the COVID-19 vaccine development work is being done. Again, as a result of the task order that we executed with BARDA and with Operational Warp Speed and the fact that we're doing support work in manufacturing and scale up for four different COVID-19 candidates, J&J, AZ, Novavax and Vaxart it's pretty much locked up right now and that was by design. The U.S. government wanted to make sure that Operational Warp Speed had four unfettered access to the full power of that manufacturing facility and broader network around fill finish capability to support the COVID-19 vaccine initiatives. So that's how I would answer that.

Our NORCAN Nasal Spray, your question about the potential momentum impact of co-prescription, as well as the generic. I think as FDA announced recently with their requirement on the label change I think that will help obviously co-prescription initiatives and momentum. I think, the fact that we continue to see states such as New Jersey either through a legislative means or a policy means continue to adopt co-prescription as a good thing. Again, every time one of those states adopt that it means greater access, greater availability and education and the need for naloxone and getting it into the very patients who needed. So, obviously, it's a good thing. And maybe, with that, I'll let, first Rich talk a little bit about the EBITDA number and then Syed if there's anything more you want to add around the capacity issues on CDMO you can weigh-in as well.

Richard S. Lindahl -- Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Okay. Thanks, Bob and thanks, Brandon. So I would point to kind of three primary drivers of the EBITDA margin expansion in our new guidance relative to what we had before. First, is the capacity reservation element of the task order that we received from BARDA. As you mentioned, there are -- there is minimal costs associated with the reservation piece itself, the cost really come through as manufacturing candidates comes through the plant. So that certainly is a positive factor, as it relates to the margin.

The second is, there is a little bit of an accounting nuance associated with the capital portion of the task order and that's where we're being -- where the government is investing the $85 million and helping us expand the capability and capacity at some of our plants, that $85 million of the portion that's recognized this year will come through as revenue, but the spending associated with those activities goes through the cash flow statement as capital expenditures and then ultimately flows through the income statement as depreciation. So as it relates strictly to adjusted EBITDA, there's a very beneficial impact of that revenue.

And then the third piece is just overall product mix. And as you've seen, as we've adjusted our product level guidance and as we're realizing greater revenue from some of our products, we're realizing additional economies of scale on those products as well, which helps to provide incremental EBITDA contribution as well. So those are really the main drivers.

Brandon Folkes -- Cantor Fitzgerald -- Analyst

Great. Thanks, Rich. Syed, anything you want to add to the CDMO discussion?

Syed T. Husain -- Senior Vice President, CDMO Business Unit Head

Yes. Thank you, Bob. The thing -- a couple of things that I would just add there in addition to what Bob referenced. I think it's important to note that each one of our collaborations has the specific scope of work and we have capacity that's tied to that specific scope of work, whether it's clinical support or commercial support. And in general, when you take a step back and look at our entire network of capabilities, capacities and expertise, we do have the opportunity to add more business, whether it's COVID related or non-COVID related, we strive to have a continuous funnel of opportunities and match that against our available capacities to opportunities.

From an expansion standpoint, just to put a little bit of color on that. So our Canton, Massachusetts expansion is going to add viral vector and gene therapy capability up to 1,000 liter scale, which is the ideal sweet spot for clinical and commercial supply within that growing market. And in Camden, the drug product investment there from a non-viral standpoint will double the capacity for that site to support clinical and commercial supply. And then finally, the Rockville, Maryland investment within viral drug product fill and finish will also double the capacity for that site to support clinical and commercial supply.

So with these expansions, as well as the portfolio mix that we've been able to secure, we're matching up very well our capacity that we have and then paving then away for additional opportunities to grow the portfolio as well.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Thanks Syed. I think, Brandon, that really speaks to our comfort and confidence in the durability and the sustainability of Syed's business unit around CDMO. The fact that, as he shared with everyone in the last fall that we have a very diverse service offering that is attractive to all size companies, whether they have an interest and a need for clinical material or commercial supply agreements like we've now signed with J&J and AstraZeneca. I think our unique product offering and growing capability network really gives us confidence that that business unit has quickly been brought to scale and will continue to grow over the coming years.

Brandon Folkes -- Cantor Fitzgerald -- Analyst

Great, thank you very much everyone, very comprehensive answers. I appreciate it. Thank you.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Sure.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question comes from Jacob Hughes with Wells Fargo. Your line is now open.

Jacob Hughes -- Wells Fargo Securities -- Analyst

Hi, good afternoon. Just on NARCAN, could you talk about how you're approaching the appeal? And what sort of pricing options you might have with -- versus a potential generic? And then also just a follow-up on the CDMO growth, some of these contracts will theoretically expire for COVID beyond '21, so do you think you can grow off that base or does that come down from these levels? Thanks.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Sure. Thanks for the questions, Jack. Thanks for joining the call. So on the NARCAN question, as I share during my prepared comments going back to the diligence and the work that we did prior to acquiring the product from Adapt a number of years ago, we fully expected and modeled both branded as well as generic competition eventually coming into the market.

I think what gives us some comfort and continued optimism about the viability and the sustainability of the product is the fact that again, FDA announcement earlier about supporting label change I think that will further education and awareness of the need for naloxone. And as we talk about in every call, there is a significant underserved patient population who is either unaware or cannot get access to naloxone. So that market continues to grow. We are prepared to compete in that market for market share, whether it's in the generic space or the branded space. And whether it's at the retail market or the public interest market, we're in this for the long-haul and we think we have a very differentiated high value added product in NARCAN Nasal Spray that meets the unique needs of patients.

So we're excited about the future for that product and expect it again to meaningfully contribute to revenue going forward. On the CDMO question in terms of again, getting at your -- I think your question around the sustainability and whether there is going to be any drop-off after 2021. I mean, if you look at, just to say it out loud, if you look at the contracts that, Rich, referred to that make up that $1.5 billion aggregate value, whether it's the AZ contracts J&J or the task order with BARDA/Operation Warp Speed, the majority of that value we expect to realize over the next 24-month period.

And as Syed has just kind of described whether post 2021 that fire power and capability is continued to be leveraged and used in support of COVID-19 vaccine candidates or whether we start to market and sell that capacity and those services to the more traditional market that Syed described last fall, that $20 billion addressable market for the CDMO, I mean, we'll have to wait and see, but we're not anticipating a significant drop-off in revenue after 2021 when that $1.5 billion number or value comes to term.

I guess, the other thing I'd say is on the J&J as an example, we've put in place the five year commercial supply agreement, the first two years of which are $480 million valued and its contemplated. And we expect that whether it's J&J or AZ after 2021, we expect to be actively in this COVID-19 vaccine support space.

Jacob Hughes -- Wells Fargo Securities -- Analyst

Great, thanks. And just one follow-up, just on M&A, how active are you guys, what does the pipeline look like? And what sort of assets are you looking at?

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. So I think the landscape looks about the way it did when we shared our thoughts with investors last fall. If anything, it's probably gotten a little more busy and populated Jake. There are a number of opportunities across literally all four of our business units that we are evaluating. Again, to Rich's point, the fact that we have in our words a greater probability of getting to that $2 billion revenue number by 2024 through organic sources only doesn't change our view that we think that there are unique assets out there that we can use to build upon and create leadership positions in segments of the public health threat market where we think we are best positioned to win, we're still highly engaged there and opportunistic and interested in looking at different assets to bring in.

Jacob Hughes -- Wells Fargo Securities -- Analyst

Great. Thanks, guys. Appreciate it.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Sure.

Operator

Thank you. And our next question comes from Dana Flanders with Guggenheim Partners. Your line is now open.

Devin Geiman -- Guggenheim Securities -- Analyst

Hi, this is Devin Geiman on for Dana Flanders. Thank you for the questions and congrats on the quarter. Just the first one on CDMO, your guidance is $440 million to $460 million for 2020, which surprisingly a little higher than we had forecast initially. Could you perhaps walk us through your revenue recognition for the procured COVID contracts to-date and how they've kind of balanced broadly across 2020 and 2021? And I have a follow-up after that. Thank you.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Sure. So, Rich, you want to tackle that one.

Richard S. Lindahl -- Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Sure. So when you look at the $628 million piece broken up into two components, the $543 million capacity reservation, which we are recognizing monthly on a straight-line basis from when the task order was awarded in mid-May of this year through December of 2021. The $85 million component related to the capital is not recognized on a straight-line basis, but is more related to progress against the capital project. So a portion of that will come into 2020 and the remainder into 2021. And then the other programs are the revenue recognition is just related to the delivery of certain milestones, achievement of different aspects of the arrangements that we have in place.

Devin Geiman -- Guggenheim Securities -- Analyst

Okay, great. And then just a question on NARCAN. Your guidance assumes no generic launch in 2020, what line of sight do you guys have on this? Have you had ongoing conversations with Teva? What makes you comfortable assuming that Teva will not launch early within the cycle of the appeals process?

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. So Devin just to be clear, we have, obviously, no assurance that they will not, they very well may do that later in 2020 or in 2021, prior to the expected appeal decision in the second half of the year. We are now and will be prepared to counter or to deal with whatever they decide to do whenever they decide to do it. Our best knowledge right now indicates that and we are assuming as Rich said, we're not expecting them too, but if they do that's fine. So we're maintaining our product guidance for NARCAN for 2020 and we'll talk more about our expectations in 2021 when we provide our guidance probably around January of next year.

Devin Geiman -- Guggenheim Securities -- Analyst

Okay, thank you.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Sure.

Robert G. Burrows -- Vice President, Investor Relations

Is there any other question, Joel. Joel, are you there? Hello, Joel are you there? Well one sec ladies and gentlemen I'm sending a message. We apologize for the interruption this has never occurred.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Rich, can you hear us. Just to make sure if the call is still alive?

Richard S. Lindahl -- Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Yes, I can.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Right, thank you.

Operator

Thank you. And our next question comes from Nakae with Chardan. Your line is now open.

Keay Nakae -- Chardan Capital Markets -- Analyst

Hi, thank you. Two questions the first, where are -- with respect to NARCAN where are you with respect to your product enhancement differentiation launches to again further differentiate your product versus anybody else's?

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. Thanks, Keay for the question and thanks for joining the call. I assume you're referring to one of the life-cycle product improvements or enhancements that we've talked about is the twin-dose or the by-dose product, that will at the end of the day offer to 4-milligram nasal delivered formulations of naloxone in a single device as opposed to having patients or users use two different devices. So we're continuing to develop and evaluate that twin-dose or by-dose. It's not going to be something that will come to the market in 2020. But Doug White, I think you're on the call, if you'd like to provide a little more color around the development status of that, that would be helpful.

Doug White -- Senior Vice President, Devices Business Unit Head

Sure. Thanks, Bob. A couple of things, there is one nearer term life-cycle improvement if you will and that's -- we did send data to the FDA for an expansion or extension of our dating from 24-months to 36-months. So we would anticipate that approval this year and that's for the existing small dose NARCAN Nasal Spray.

On the multi-dose of product, that product is in development. And we would anticipate submitting an application to the FDA in 2001.

Keay Nakae -- Chardan Capital Markets -- Analyst

Okay, great. Second question to what extent for the new CDMO contracts have you negotiated higher gross margin? And if so, how many basis point improvement over the prior business?

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

So just a clarification Keay, are you referring to just the COVID-19 vaccine CDMO contract?

Keay Nakae -- Chardan Capital Markets -- Analyst

Yes. Yes, Bob.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. So the nature of those as, Rich, has described is it's a combination of some initial tech transfer as well as capacity reservation based contracts with both J&J as well as AZ and with BARDA HHS and Operation Wrap Speed. And then, there are the commercial supply agreements, which are longer term, more traditional CDMO contracts that are in place. So, as Rich described, the first flavor of those contracts are by design and by structure more favorable from a gross margin perspective because of the nature of the work.

The commercial supply agreements are more typical of a standard CDMO gross margin profile, because of the nature of that work. So that's how I would look at that. And clearly, we are experiencing in 2020 and 2021, a bit of an uplift in our margin profile, because of those first category of contracts that will normalize longer term when those mature and are replaced with more traditional CDMO contracts.

Keay Nakae -- Chardan Capital Markets -- Analyst

Okay, thank you. That's helpful.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Sure.

Operator

Thank you. [Operator Instructions] Our next question comes from Lisa Springer with Singular Research. Your line is now open.

Lisa Springer -- Singular Research -- Analyst

Thank you. Obviously, you've locked-in a lot of the coronavirus vaccine manufacturing capacity out there. I just wanted to ask, are there other vaccine developers that you might be in discussions with, might we see some more manufacturing contracts still this year?

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Yeah. Lisa, thank you for the question and thank you for joining the call. I think as we described and as you've heard, the government and the Operation Warp Speed folks comment, the government has prioritized the top tier of COVID-19 vaccine candidates with five of the big players. There are an additional probably nine to 12 other candidates that are in development. They're being supported at some level by the Operation Warp Speed and by HHS such that if any one of the top tier five fail to meet their clinical endpoints or show promise going forward, there is likely to be a substitution.

So what's important I think to understand about the nature of our contracts with Operation Warp Speed is that our capacity has been basically spoken for such that Operation Warp Speed in HHS can substitute different candidates. So it's entirely possible that we may have a substitute, but that will be all fact dependent. And to Syed's point earlier, the fact that we are continuing to invest in broader services across a broader platform of capabilities and locations, we continue to be in discussion with any number of other developers innovators for expanded business. So it's a continuing process.

Lisa Springer -- Singular Research -- Analyst

Okay. Thank you for the explanation.

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Sure.

Operator

Thank you. I'm not showing any further questions at this time. I would now like to turn the call back over to Bob Burrows for closing remarks.

Robert G. Burrows -- Vice President, Investor Relations

Thank you, Joel. And with that, ladies and gentlemen, we now conclude the call. Thank you all for your participation. Please note an archived version of the webcast of today's call will be available later today and accessible through the company website. Once again, thank you and we look forward to speaking with all of you in the future. Goodbye.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

Duration: 61 minutes

Call participants:

Robert G. Burrows -- Vice President, Investor Relations

Robert G. Kramer -- President and Chief Executive Officer

Richard S. Lindahl -- Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Syed T. Husain -- Senior Vice President, CDMO Business Unit Head

Doug White -- Senior Vice President, Devices Business Unit Head

Brandon Folkes -- Cantor Fitzgerald -- Analyst

Jacob Hughes -- Wells Fargo Securities -- Analyst

Devin Geiman -- Guggenheim Securities -- Analyst

Keay Nakae -- Chardan Capital Markets -- Analyst

Lisa Springer -- Singular Research -- Analyst

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