Roivant Sciences Reports First Fiscal Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Provides Business Update
- Roivant on track to close business combination with Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp. ("MAAC") and concurrent PIPE financing, and commence trading on Nasdaq on October 1 under the symbol "ROIV"
BASEL, Switzerland and LONDON and NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Roivant Sciences, Inc. ("Roivant" or the "Company"), a next-generation biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the delivery of healthcare to patients, today reported its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2021 and provided an update on the Company's operations.
"Over the past quarter we have made significant progress as a business, both at Roivant centrally and across our family of companies," said Matthew Gline, Chief Executive Officer of Roivant. "I look forward to providing an update on these developments and an overview of key milestones to come at our R&D Day next week."
On September 28, Roivant will host its annual R&D Day, at which the Company will provide updates on clinical development at the Vants and Roivant's new small molecule discovery engine. The webcast for this virtual event will begin at 1 p.m. ET and can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/Roivant.
Major Upcoming Milestones
First Fiscal Quarter 2021 Financial Summary
Research and Development Expenses
Research and development expenses increased by $19.9 million to $78.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 compared to $58.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The increase is primarily due to an increase in personnel-related expenses, which is partially driven by additional headcount to support drug discovery efforts using our computational discovery technology and targeted protein degradation platform, following the acquisition of Silicon Therapeutics in March 2021 and Oncopia Therapeutics, Inc. in November 2020.
General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses increased by $25.6 million to $82.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 compared to $57.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The increase was primarily due to increases in professional and transaction fees, personnel-related expenses and share-based compensation expense.
As of June 30, 2021, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $2.0 billion.
About Roivant Sciences
Roivant's mission is to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients by treating every inefficiency as an opportunity. Roivant develops transformative medicines faster by building technologies and developing talent in creative ways, leveraging the Roivant platform to launch "Vants" – nimble and focused biopharmaceutical and health technology companies. For more information, please visit www.roivant.com.
Roivant Sciences Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Statements in this press release may include statements that are not historical facts and are considered forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), which are usually identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intends," "may," "might," "plan," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "would" and variations of such words or similar expressions. The words may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. We intend these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act.
Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our or our management team's expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, and statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the clinical and therapeutic potential of our product candidates, the availability and success of topline results from our ongoing clinical trials and matters relating to the merger (the "Business Combination") pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of May 1, 2021, by and among Roivant, Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp. ("MAAC") and Rhine Merger Sub, Inc., as amended on June 9, 2021 and as may be further amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements.
Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations and strategies as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved. Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, but not limited to, those risks set forth in the Risk Factors section of our proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on August 10, 2021. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment in which new risks emerge from time to time. These forward-looking statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of our management as of the date of this press release, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, we assume no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE Roivant Sciences