Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

CAPLYTA supplemental new drug applications (sNDAs) for the treatment of bipolar depression are under review by the FDA, with a PDUFA target action date of December 17, 2021.

Second quarter CAPLYTA total prescriptions (TRx) increased 22% versus the previous quarter.

Total revenues for the second quarter were $20.0 million. CAPLYTA achieved net product revenues of $19.0 million for the second quarter.

Patient enrollment in Study ‘501, a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating lumateperone as an adjunctive therapy to antidepressants for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), has commenced.

NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITCI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 and provided a corporate update.

“We are pleased with our strong results in the second quarter. Our sNDAs for bipolar depression are under review by the FDA and our CAPLYTA strategy continues to make substantial progress with our commercialization in schizophrenia, along with our preparations for a potential label expansion into bipolar depression. We have initiated patient enrollment in our Phase 3 program in MDD and continue our programs studying other depressive disorders,” said Dr. Sharon Mates, Chairman and CEO of Intra-Cellular Therapies.

Second Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues were $20.0 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $1.9 million of total revenues for the second quarter of 2020. Net product revenues of CAPLYTA were $19.0 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $1.9 million in net product revenues of CAPLYTA for the same period in 2020. Net product revenues of CAPLYTA increased 22% from $15.6 million in the prior quarter. 
  • Cost of product sales were $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2021 compared to $0.1 million for the second quarter of 2020.
  • Research and development (R&D) expenses for the second quarter of 2021 were $17.3 million, compared to $25.2 million for the second quarter of 2020. This decrease is due primarily to a decrease in lumateperone clinical trial costs.
  • Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $69.9 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $41.4 million for the same period in 2020. This increase is primarily due to an increase in commercialization and marketing costs.
  • Net loss for the second quarter of 2021 was $68.7 million compared to a net loss of $63.7 million for the second quarter of 2020.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and investment securities totaled $556.2 million at June 30, 2021, compared to $658.8 million at December 31, 2020.


  • Our hybrid commercialization model and our digital marketing initiatives continued to deliver consistent revenue and prescription growth despite COVID-19 disruptions.
  • Second quarter CAPLYTA results reflect continued prescription growth, increasing total prescriptions by 22% versus the first quarter of 2021.
  • CAPLYTA market access coverage is strong with greater than 95% of covered lives in both Medicare Part D and State Medicaid, the major payer channels in schizophrenia. Our LytaLink program continues to be highly competitive and effective in supporting prescribing physicians and eligible patients’ access to CAPLYTA.
  • Our bipolar depression launch preparations are on track.



  • Bipolar Depression Program: The lumateperone sNDAs for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar I or II disorder (bipolar depression) as monotherapy and as adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate are under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target action date is December 17, 2021 for these applications.
  • Adjunctive MDD program: Patient enrollment has commenced for Study ‘501, our Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating lumateperone 42 mg as an adjunctive therapy to antidepressants for the treatment of MDD. Patient enrollment in a second Phase 3 trial, Study ‘502, is anticipated to begin shortly.
  • Mixed Features program: Clinical conduct continues in Study ‘403 evaluating lumateperone 42 mg in patients with MDD and in patients with bipolar depression who exhibit mixed features.
  • Lumateperone Long Acting Injectable (LLAI) formulation: Study ITI-007-025, a Phase 1 single ascending dose study of LLAI, a formulation designed to be administered subcutaneously and to maintain therapeutic levels of lumateperone for at least one month, is ongoing. Initial results from this study are anticipated in the second half of 2021.
  • Presentations: In the second quarter of 2021, presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Meeting, the International Conference for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Annual Meeting, and the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. The presentations included results from Study ‘402, a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating lumateperone as adjunctive therapy in bipolar depression, analyses from Study ‘404 describing the efficacy results of patients with bipolar depression who exhibit mixed features, and the overall safety and tolerability profile of the bipolar depression monotherapy program. We also presented analyses from Study ‘303, our long-term safety schizophrenia study, evaluating the antidepressant effects of CAPLYTA in patients with schizophrenia with co-morbid depression.

Other Programs:

  • ITI-1284 program: We plan to initiate our program for the development of ITI-1284-ODT-SL for the treatment of behavioral disturbances in dementia in the second half of 2021, and plan additional studies in dementia-related psychosis and certain depressive disorders in the elderly in 2022.
  • Phosphodiesterase type I inhibitor (PDE1) program: Our PDE1 inhibitor program is focused on investigating the therapeutic potential of this mechanism of action across a variety of diseases, including neurological and cardiovascular diseases, as well as cancer.
    • A Phase 2 study evaluating lenrispodun (ITI-214) in Parkinson’s disease is expected to commence in the second half of 2021.
    • Presented preclinical data describing the antitumor effects of PDE1 inhibitors when administered in conjunction with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. We are currently evaluating our PDE1 inhibitors in other cancer models and developing potential biomarkers that may assist in the translation of these data to the treatment of human cancers.
  • ITI-333 program in opioid use disorder: Study ITI-333-001, a Phase 1 single ascending dose study evaluating the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of ITI-333 in healthy volunteers, is ongoing. Results from this study are anticipated in the second half of 2021.
  • R&D day: The Company plans to host a virtual research and development (R&D) day focusing on our key pipeline programs later this year.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

The Company will host a live conference call and webcast today at 8:30 AM Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s financial results and provide a corporate update. The live webcast and subsequent replay may be accessed by visiting the Company’s website at Please connect to the Company’s website at least 5-10 minutes prior to the live webcast to ensure adequate time for any necessary software download. Alternatively, please call 1-(844) 835-6563 (U.S.) or 1-(970) 315-3916 (international) to listen to the live conference call. The conference ID number for the live call is 8494665. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the call.

CAPLYTA® (lumateperone) is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. CAPLYTA is available in 42 mg capsules.

Important Safety Information

Boxed Warning: Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. CAPLYTA is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.

Contraindications: CAPLYTA is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to lumateperone or any components of CAPLYTA. Reactions have included pruritus, rash (e.g., allergic dermatitis, papular rash, and generalized rash), and urticaria.

Warnings & Precautions: Antipsychotic drugs have been reported to cause:

  • Cerebrovascular Adverse Reactions in Elderly Patients with Dementia-Related Psychosis, including stroke and transient ischemic attack. See Boxed Warning above.
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), which is a potentially fatal reaction. Signs and symptoms include: high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, changes in breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure, elevated creatinine phosphokinase, myoglobinuria (and/or rhabdomyolysis), and acute renal failure. Patients who experience signs and symptoms of NMS should immediately contact their doctor or go to the emergency room.
  • Tardive Dyskinesia, a syndrome of uncontrolled body movements in the face, tongue, or other body parts, which may increase with duration of treatment and total cumulative dose. TD may not go away, even if CAPLYTA is discontinued. It can also occur after CAPLYTA is discontinued.
  • Metabolic Changes, including hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and weight gain. Hyperglycemia, in some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma or death, has been reported in patients treated with antipsychotics. Measure weight and assess fasting plasma glucose and lipids when initiating CAPLYTA and monitor periodically during long-term treatment.
  • Leukopenia, Neutropenia, and Agranulocytosis (including fatal cases). Complete blood counts should be performed in patients with pre-existing low white blood cell count (WBC) or history of leukopenia or neutropenia. CAPLYTA should be discontinued if clinically significant decline in WBC occurs in absence of other causative factors.
  • Decreased Blood Pressure & Dizziness. Patients may feel lightheaded, dizzy or faint when they rise too quickly from a sitting or lying position (orthostatic hypotension). Heart rate and blood pressure should be monitored and patients should be warned with known cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease. Orthostatic vital signs should be monitored in patients who are vulnerable to hypotension.
  • Falls. CAPLYTA may cause sleepiness or dizziness and can slow thinking and motor skills, which may lead to falls and, consequently, fractures and other injuries. Patients should be assessed for risk when using CAPLYTA.
  • Seizures. CAPLYTA should be used cautiously in patients with a history of seizures or with conditions that lower seizure threshold.
  • Sleepiness and Trouble Concentrating. Patients should use caution when operating machinery or motor vehicles until they know how CAPLYTA affects them.
  • Body Temperature Dysregulation. CAPLYTA should be used with caution in patients who may experience conditions that may increase core body temperature such as strenuous exercise, extreme heat, dehydration, or concomitant anticholinergics.
  • Dysphagia. CAPLYTA should be used with caution in patients at risk for aspiration.

Drug Interactions: CAPLYTA should not be used with CYP3A4 inducers, moderate or strong CYP3A4 inhibitors and UGT inhibitors.

Special Populations: Newborn infants exposed to antipsychotic drugs during the third trimester of pregnancy are at risk for extrapyramidal and/or withdrawal symptoms following delivery. Breastfeeding is not recommended. Use of CAPLYTA should be avoided in patients with moderate or severe liver problems.

Adverse Reactions: The most common adverse reactions in clinical trials with CAPLYTA vs. placebo were somnolence/sedation (24% vs. 10%) and dry mouth (6% vs. 2%).
Please click here to see full Prescribing Information including Boxed Warning.

About CAPLYTA (lumateperone)

CAPLYTA 42mg/day is an oral, once daily atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia of adults. While the mechanism of action of CAPLYTA in the treatment of schizophrenia is unknown, the efficacy of CAPLYTA could be mediated through a combination of antagonist activity at central serotonin 5-HT2A receptors and postsynaptic antagonist activity at central dopamine D2 receptors.

Lumateperone is being investigated for the treatment of bipolar depression, depression and other neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. CAPLYTA is not FDA approved for these disorders.

About Intra-Cellular Therapies

Intra-Cellular Therapies is a biopharmaceutical company founded on Nobel prize-winning research that allows us to understand how therapies affect the inner-workings of cells in the body. The company leverages this intracellular approach to develop innovative treatments for people living with complex psychiatric and neurologic diseases. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our expectations regarding the commercialization of CAPLYTA; our expectations regarding the sNDAs, including the adequacy of the data contained in the sNDAs to serve as the basis for approval of lumateperone for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar I or II disorder both as monotherapy and as adjunctive therapy in adults; the potential approval by the FDA of the sNDAs for lumateperone for the treatment of bipolar depression; the potential timing of review and action by the FDA with respect to the sNDAs; our plans and expected timing to initiate Study ‘502, our second lumateperone Phase 3 clinical study in major depressive disorder; our plans and expected timing for results from our lumateperone long-acting injectable clinical trial; our plans and expected timing for results from our ITI-333 clinical trial; our development plans for our PDE program, including ITI-214, and the potential benefits of PDE1 inhibition; our plans and expected timing for initiation of our ITI-1284 programs; our beliefs about the potential utility of our product candidates; and development efforts and plans under the caption “About Intra-Cellular Therapies.” All such forward-looking statements are based on management’s present expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, outcome of events, timing and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: whether the preclinical and clinical results of the lumateperone studies will meet the regulatory requirements for approval by the FDA for the proposed indications; whether the sNDAs will be approved by the FDA and whether the FDA will complete its review within its target timelines, including its target action date; whether the FDA will require additional information, whether we will be able to provide in a timely manner any additional information that the FDA requests, and whether such additional information will be satisfactory to the FDA; there are no guarantees that CAPLYTA will be commercially successful; we may encounter issues, delays or other challenges in commercializing CAPLYTA; the COVID-19 pandemic may negatively impact our commercial plans and sales for CAPLYTA; the COVID-19 pandemic may negatively impact the conduct of, and the timing of enrollment, completion and reporting with respect to, our clinical trials; whether CAPLYTA receives adequate reimbursement from third-party payors; the degree to which CAPLYTA receives acceptance from patients and physicians for its approved indication; challenges associated with execution of our sales activities, which in each case could limit the potential of our product; results achieved in CAPLYTA in the treatment of schizophrenia following commercial launch of the product may be different than observed in clinical trials, and may vary among patients; any other impacts on our business as a result of or related to the COVID-19 pandemic; risks associated with our current and planned clinical trials; we may encounter unexpected safety or tolerability issues with CAPLYTA following commercial launch for the treatment of schizophrenia or in ongoing or future trials and other development activities; our other product candidates may not be successful or may take longer and be more costly than anticipated; product candidates that appeared promising in earlier research and clinical trials may not demonstrate safety and/or efficacy in larger-scale or later clinical trials or in clinical trials for other indications; our proposals with respect to the regulatory path for our product candidates may not be acceptable to the FDA; our reliance on collaborative partners and other third parties for development of our product candidates; and the other risk factors detailed in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not intend to update this information unless required by law.


Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.
Juan Sanchez, M.D.
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Burns McClellan, Inc.
Lisa Burns


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Corporate Media Relations W2Owcg



  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
Product sales, net $ 19,006,780   $ 1,875,889   $ 34,585,685   $ 2,758,405  
Grant revenue   1,039,781     30,747     1,339,205     231,710  
Total revenues   20,046,561     1,906,636     35,924,890     2,990,115  
Operating expenses:    
Cost of product sales   2,040,031     128,539     3,495,246     197,850  
Research and development   17,296,420     25,204,857     32,354,588     41,208,183  
Selling, general and administrative   69,851,164     41,445,557     122,434,803     75,541,923  
Total operating expenses   89,187,615     66,778,953     158,284,637     116,947,956  
Loss from operations   (69,141,054 )   (64,872,317 )   (122,359,747 )   (113,957,841 )
Interest income   421,028     1,160,059     904,778     2,838,262  
Loss before provision for income taxes   (68,720,026 )   (63,712,258 )   (121,454,969 )   (111,119,579 )
Income tax expense   23,756         28,756     3,281  
Net loss $ (68,743,782 ) $ (63,712,258 ) $ (121,483,725 ) $ (111,122,860 )
Net loss per common share:    
Basic & Diluted $ (0.85 ) $ (0.96 ) $ (1.50 ) $ (1.69 )
Weighted average number of common shares:    
Basic & Diluted   81,229,788     66,429,371     81,088,900     65,767,737  

The condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 have been derived from the financial statements but do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for complete financial statements.




  June 30,
December 31,
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 121,030,152   $ 60,045,933  
Investment securities, available-for-sale   433,727,230     597,402,126  
Restricted cash   1,400,000     1,400,000  
Accounts receivable, net of $120,000 allowance at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020   15,187,814     10,764,583  
Inventory   7,768,848     7,056,385  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   22,189,200     14,235,455  
Total current assets   601,303,244     690,904,482  
Property and equipment, net   1,761,001     1,998,346  
Right of use assets, net   22,546,333     24,324,762  
Other assets   86,084     86,084  
Total assets $ 625,696,662   $ 717,313,674  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $ 15,940,756   $ 5,501,825  
Accrued and other current liabilities   14,054,009     10,902,117  
Lease liabilities, short-term   5,595,057     5,541,802  
Accrued employee benefits   14,832,115     14,907,479  
Total current liabilities   50,421,937     36,853,223  
Lease liabilities   21,688,851     23,600,347  
Total liabilities   72,110,788     60,453,570  
Stockholders’ equity:    
Common stock, $0.0001 par value: 175,000,000 and 100,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively;   81,311,878 and 80,463,089   shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively   8,132     8,046  
Additional paid-in capital   1,611,989,381     1,593,475,506  
Accumulated deficit   (1,058,587,757 )   (937,104,032 )
Accumulated comprehensive income   176,118     480,584  
Total stockholders’ equity   553,585,874     656,860,104  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 625,696,662   $ 717,313,674  

(1)   The condensed consolidated balance sheets at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 have been derived from the financial statements but do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for complete financial statements.

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