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Navidea (NAVB) Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

8/9/2017 7:09:20 AM

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DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NAVB) (Navidea or the Company), a company focused on the development of precision immunodiagnostic agents and immunotherapeutics, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2017. Navidea reported total revenues for the quarter of $612,000. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $5.2 million. Net revenues do not include the guaranteed payments from Cardinal Health 414, LLC (Cardinal Health 414) because those are represented on the balance sheet in accounts receivable.

“2017 has been a transition year for Navidea from a commercial operation to a company focused on fully developing its best-in-class activated macrophage targeting system. With the cost savings and strengthened balance sheet enabled by this strategic reorientation, we have been able to generate significant human imaging data and promising animal data with our therapeutic agents, reinforcing our optimism that this platform holds great potential for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in which macrophages play an important role,” said Michael Goldberg, M.D., Navidea’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Goldberg continued, “On the diagnostic side, we have generated data with both intravenous (IV) and subcutaneous formulations of Tc 99m tilmanocept in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and are very excited to be initiating dosing of an IV formulation next quarter in clinical trials in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cardiovascular (CV) disease. We have also worked with outside experts to design the comprehensive plans required to pursue regulatory approval for the technology to image activated macrophages.”

Second Quarter 2017 Program Highlights and Subsequent Events

  • Navidea continued enrollment in its 30-subject, multi-center phase 1/2 RA trial, initiated in February 2017. This study is evaluating the use of Tc-99m tilmanocept to diagnose RA and distinguish it from other types of inflammatory arthritis. Navidea plans to complete enrollment in the study in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Navidea continued enrolling subjects in an imaging study of Tc 99m tilmanocept in patients with colorectal cancer and liver metastases, also initiated in the first quarter of 2017. This study will enroll up to 12 subjects and Navidea anticipates reporting interim results by year-end.
  • MT-1002 and MT-2002 had positive results in a fourth study in a well-established mouse model of NAFLD/NASH and liver fibrosis, significantly reducing key disease assessment parameters in the in vivo STAMTM NASH model.
  • Navidea completed a series of predictive in vitro screening tests of MT-1002 and MT-2002 against the Zika and Dengue viruses, which examined infectivity and viral replication inhibition effectiveness, dose finding studies, and mechanism of action. The Company also successfully completed a series of predictive in vivo screening tests of MT-1002 and MT-2002 against Leishmaniosis.
  • Navidea received Institutional Review Board approval to initiate a phase 1/2 imaging study in to confirm the safety and effectiveness of IV- Tc 99m tilmanocept in patients with KS.
  • On June 12, 2017, Navidea’s European commercial partner, SpePharm AG, an affiliate of Norgine, B.V., launched LYMPHOSEEK® in Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom,
  • The National Cancer Institute awarded Navidea a Fast Track SBIR grant that will provide up to $1.8 million to fund preclinical and subsequent clinical studies examining the safety and efficacy of IV Tc 99m tilmanocept to identify and quantify both skin- and organ-associated KS lesions.

Financial Results

Our consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations have been reclassified, as required by current accounting standards, for all periods presented to reflect the line of business sold to Cardinal Health 414 as a discontinued operation. Accordingly, this discussion focuses on describing results of our operations as if we had not operated the discontinued operation during the periods being disclosed.

  • Navidea recorded a $86.7 million net gain on the sale to Cardinal Health 414 for the six months ended June 30, 2017, including $16.5 in guaranteed consideration, which was discounted to the present value of future cash flows. The proceeds were offset by $3.3 million in estimated fair value of warrants issued to Cardinal Health 414, $2.0 million in legal and other fees related to the sale, $800,000 in net balance sheet dispositions and write-offs, and $6.5 million in estimated taxes.
  • Total revenues were $612,000, compared to $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2016. These revenues are grant-related and do not include the $1.67 million of payments from Cardinal Health 414
  • Research and development expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were $1.2 million, compared to $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2016. The net decrease was primarily a result of decreases in NAV4694, Tc 99m tilmanocept and NAV5001 development costs, offset by increases in Manocept development costs.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were $4.2 million, compared to $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2016. Expenses for the quarter and the six months ended June 30, 2017 included several one-time charges totaling $2.4 million.
  • Navidea’s net loss attributable to common stockholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 was $5.2 million, or $0.03 per share (basic), compared to a net loss of $6.7 million, or $0.04 per share, for the same period in 2016.
  • Navidea ended the quarter with $7.6 million in cash and investments, not including the quarterly guaranteed earnout payment of $1.67 million from Cardinal Health 414 which was received after the quarter ended.
  • On June 20, 2017, Navidea entered into an exclusive license and distribution agreement with Sayre Therapeutics for the development and commercialization of Tc 99m tilmanocept in India.

Conference Call Details

Investors and the public are invited to access the live audio webcast through the link below. Participants who would like to ask questions during the question and answer session must participate by telephone. Participants are encouraged to log-in and/or dial-in fifteen minutes before the conference call begins. The webcast replay is expected to be available on our investor website,, approximately two to four hours after the live event.

Event: Navidea 2Q 2017 Financial Results Conference Call
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:00am ET
Webcast Link:
Dial-In Number (US/Canada): (866) 548-4713
Conference ID: 1954322
Replay: A webcast replay will be available on the Investor Relations section of our website at following the event.

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