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Egalet Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results And Provides Business Update



5/13/2014 6:49:28 AM

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WAYNE, Penn., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet") today reported business highlights and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

First quarter highlights include:

  • Initiated pivotal bioequivalence studies of Egalet-001;
  • Received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Egalet-001, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral morphine formulation, and Egalet-002, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral oxycodone formulation, both in development for patients who are suffering with chronic pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are not enough;
  • Received positive results from the initial category 1 abuse deterrence in vitro studies which tested Egalet-001's ability to resist a broad range of common methods of physical manipulation, including crushing, cutting or by using readily available items such as spoons, knives or coffee grinders for the purpose of abuse;
  • Appointed Timothy P. Walbert, chairman, president and CEO of Horizon Pharma, and Greg Weaver, CFO, senior vice president, treasurer and corporate secretary of Fibrocell Science, Inc. to the board of directors; and
  • Strengthened the balance sheet with $73.0 million in aggregate gross proceeds from the initial public offering (IPO), subsequent exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option and concurrent private placement to Shionogi Limited, which resulted in $65.4 million in net proceeds after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses.

"With millions of patients suffering from chronic pain combined with the ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse, there is an increasing need for effective opioid analgesics that can be delivered in a formulation that deters abuseour lead programs, an abuse-deterrent morphine formulation and an abuse-deterrent oxycodone formulation, are designed to address this need," said Bob Radie, Egalet's president and chief executive officer. "We are committed to moving our lead programs, both of which have received Fast Track designation, through the final stages of development to provide patients with treatment options to help manage their severe chronic pain while lowering the potential for abuse."

2014 Financial Results

  • Cash Position: Cash as of March 31, 2014 was $77.5 million compared to $15.7 million at December 31, 2013. The cash increase was primarily driven by the $65.4 million in net proceeds the Company received from its IPO, the simultaneous private placement of 1.25 million shares of common stock with Shionogi at the IPO price and the subsequent exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment.
  • Revenue: Revenues increased to $256,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014 from zero for the three months ended March 31, 2013, as a result of the amortization of deferred revenue and the performance of certain research and development services under our collaborative agreement with Shionogi Limited.
  • R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses increased to $2.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 from $963,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The increase of $1.8 million was driven primarily by an increase in our manufacturing development costs for Egalet-001.
  • G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses increased to $3.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 from $855,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to the continued investment in our U.S. infrastructure, including the hiring of personnel, as well as the adoption of a stock compensation plan and the costs associated with completing the Company's initial public offering.
  • Interest Expense: Interest expense increased to $7.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 from zero for the three months ended March 31, 2013. This change was primarily attributable to the $7.0 million in interest expense Egalet recognized in 2014 related to the accretion of the premium that was recorded in connection with our August 2013 convertible debt issuance.
  • Net (Loss) Income: Net loss increased to $12.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 from a net loss of $1.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

Upcoming Milestones

  • Q2: Complete initial category 1 abuse-deterrent studies for Egalet-001
  • Q2: Egalet plans to initiate category 2 and 3 abuse deterrence studies for Egalet-001.
  • Q3: Egalet plans to initiate category 2 and 3 abuse deterrence studies for Egalet-002.
  • Q4: Egalet plans to initiate its pivotal Phase 3 trial for Egalet-002.
  • Q4: Egalet plans to complete bioequivalence studies and submit a new drug application (NDA) filing for Egalet-001.

Conference Call Information

Egalet's management will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter 2014 financial results:

Date:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Time:

8:30 a.m. EDT

Webcast (live and archive):

http://egalet.investorroom.com/eventsandwebcasts

Dial-in numbers:

1-877-870-4263 (domestic)

1-412-317-0790 (international)

Replay dial-in numbers:

1-877-344-7529 (domestic)
1-412-317-0088 (international)



Conference Number: 10045494

About Egalet
Egalet Corporation is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing and planning to commercialize proprietary, abuse-deterrent oral products for the treatment of pain and other indications. Egalet has created two distinct drug delivery systems, each with novel abuse-deterrent features and the ability to control the release profile of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). Using its proprietary platform, Egalet has developed a pipeline of clinical-stage, opioid-based product candidates in tablet form that are specifically designed to deter abuse by physical and chemical manipulation, while also providing tailored release of the active pharmaceutical ingredient. Its lead product candidate, Egalet-001, is an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral morphine formulation in development for patients who are suffering with chronic pain severe enough to require daily, round-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are not enough. There are currently no commercially available abuse-deterrent formulations of morphine, and if approved, Egalet believes that Egalet-001 would fill a significant unmet need in the marketplace. Its second product candidate, Egalet-002, is an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral oxycodone formulation in development for patients who are suffering with chronic pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are not enough. The Egalet technology can be applied broadly across different classes of pharmaceutical products and can be used to develop combination products that include multiple APIs with similar or different release profiles. Visit www.egalet.com for more information.

Safe Harbor
Statements included in this press release that are not historical in nature are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, including the timing and completion of our clinical trials and the filing of an NDA with respect to any of our product candidates, are based on management's current expectations, and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the success of our clinical trials; our ability to obtain regulatory approval of our product candidates; competitive factors; general market conditions; and other risks factors described in Egalet's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Egalet assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking-statements contained in this press release whether as a result of new information or future events, except as may be required by law.

Investor and Media Contact:
BiotechComm
E. Blair Clark-Schoeb
Tel: 917-432-9275
Email: blair@biotechcomm.com

Tables Follow


Egalet Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2013

2014

Related party revenues

$

$256,000

Operating expenses:



General and administrative

855,000

3,269,000

Research and development

963,000

2,780,000

Total operating expenses

1,818,000

6,049,000

Loss from operations

(1,818,000)

(5,793,000)




Interest expense

7,092,000

Gain on foreign currency exchange

(22,000)

(4,000)


(22,000)

7,088,000

Loss before provision for income taxes

(1,796,000)

(12,881,000)

Provision for income taxes

35,000

Net loss

$(1,796,000)

$(12,916,000)

Per share information:



Net loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted

$ (1.39)

$ (1.34)

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted

1,292,307

9,638,260

Egalet Corporation and Subsidiaries


Consolidated Balance Sheets



December 31, 2013

March 31, 2014

Assets


(unaudited)

Current assets:



Cash

$ 15,700,000

$ 77,450,000

Related party receivable

141,000

Prepaid expenses

1,774,000

659,000

Other receivables

231,000

231,000

Total current assets

17,705,000

78,481,000

Property and equipment, net

2,378,000

2,292,000

Intangible asset

209,000

209,000

Deposits and other assets

71,000

182,000

Total assets

$20,363,000

$81,164,000

Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' (deficit) equity



Current liabilities:



Related party senior convertible debt, net of discount

$ 17,209,000

$

Accounts payable

1,046,000

1,378,000

Accrued expenses

1,755,000

680,000

Deferred revenue

551,000

Other current liabilities

55,000

80,000

Total current liabilities

20,065,000

2,689,000

Deferred income tax liability

22,000

21,000

Deferred revenue non-current portion

10,149,000

9,334,000

Total liabilities

30,236,000

12,044,000

Commitments and contingencies (Note 6)



Redeemable convertible preferred stock:



Redeemable convertible Series A-1 preferred stock$0.01 par value; 1,406,894 shares and 0 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014, respectively

1,443,000

Redeemable convertible Series A-2 preferred stock$0.01 par value; 593,106 shares and 0 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014, respectively

770,000

Redeemable convertible Series B preferred stock$0.01 par value; 2,327,301 shares and 0 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2014, respectively

12,628,000

Redeemable convertible Series B-1 preferred stock$0.01 par value; 113,916 shares and 0 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014, respectively

116,000

Total redeemable convertible preferred stock

14,957,000

Stockholders' (deficit) equity:



Common stock$0.01 par value; 1,292,307 and 75,000,000 shares authorized, 1,292,307 and 17,000,863 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014, respectively

13,000

170,000

Additional paidin capital

7,431,000

114,036,000

Accumulated other comprehensive income

1,125,000

1,229,000

Accumulated deficit

(33,399,000)

(46,315,000)

Total stockholders' (deficit) equity

(24,830,000)

69,120,000

Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' (deficit) equity

$ 20,363,000

$ 81,164,000




SOURCE Egalet Corporation



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