Company Provides 2017 Financial Guidance and Expected Milestones
Phase 3 Results Expected from VITALITY-ALS in Q4 2017
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytokinetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CYTK) reported total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 were $33.1 million, compared to $9.8 million, during the same period in 2015. Net income for the fourth quarter was $7.2 million, or $0.18 and $0.16 per basic and diluted share, respectively. This is compared to a net loss for the same period in 2015 of $9.2 million, or $0.24 per basic and diluted share. As of December 31, 2016, cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $163.9 million. The 2016 year-end cash and cash equivalents does not include $100 million received from a royalty monetization deal with Royalty Pharma that closed in February 2017.
“2016 culminated with another productive quarter marked by progress and momentum across our pipeline of late-stage muscle biology-directed drug candidates,” said Robert I. Blum, Cytokinetics’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “With two drug candidates in Phase 3 clinical trials and a third advancing in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials, we are executing well against our Vision 2020 strategic initiative, alone and in collaboration with our partners. We expect 2017 to be a pivotal year highlighted by the expected results from VITALITY-ALS, our Phase 3 trial of tirasemtiv, as well as key data from our Phase 2 trial of CK-2127107 in patients with spinal muscular atrophy.”