Zogenix Provides Corporate Update and Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

  • FINTEPLA® (fenfluramine) oral solution launched in the U.S. in late July for Dravet syndrome with high enrollment of physicians and patients into the FINTEPLA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program
  • More than 300 patients prescribed FINTEPLA and enrolled in the FINTEPLA REMS program in the third quarter; over half of the patients were new to FINTEPLA
  • Received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use for FINTEPLA in Dravet syndrome; European approval of the Marketing Authorization Application anticipated by the end of 2020
  • Announced highly positive top-line results from third Phase 3 trial of FINTEPLA in Dravet syndrome (Study 3) to support a planned submission of a Japan New Drug Application in the third quarter of 2021
  • Ended the third quarter with $525 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities

EMERYVILLE, Calif. , Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zogenix (Nasdaq: ZGNX), a global biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing rare disease therapies, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and provided a corporate update. The Company will host a conference call today, Monday, November 9, at 4:30 PM Eastern Time/1:30 PM Pacific Time.

“This continues to be a very positive and rewarding year for Zogenix as our deeply experienced international teams successfully advance key clinical, regulatory, and commercial programs,” said Stephen J. Farr, Ph.D., President and CEO of Zogenix. “The strong physician and patient adoption of FINTEPLA® in this early stage of our U.S. launch and the recent positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) speak to FINTEPLA’s effectiveness, safety, and potential to provide meaningful and lasting seizure control for more Dravet syndrome patients. This increases our excitement for our next set of major FINTEPLA milestones – anticipated approval for Dravet syndrome in Europe later this year, regulatory submission for Dravet syndrome in Japan next year, and regulatory submissions for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in the U.S. and Europe, also next year.”

“Equally important,” said Dr. Farr, “following a productive meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we believe we have a clearly defined development and regulatory path for MT1621, our late-stage investigational therapy for the treatment of the often-fatal mitochondrial disease thymidine kinase 2 deficiency (TK2d), for which no approved therapies currently exist. Our goal is to have all required data in hand by the end of 2021 to enable a planned New Drug Application (NDA) submission in 2022.”

Corporate Update

  • FINTEPLA for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome:

    ° Received FDA approval on June 25, 2020 and initiated U.S. commercial launch on July 27, 2020

    ° More than 360 prescribers had successfully completed Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) certification process by the end of September

    ° During the third quarter, more than 300 patients were prescribed FINTEPLA and enrolled in the FINTEPLA REMS program to become eligible to receive therapy, with approximately 90% completing echocardiograms. More than half of these patients were new to FINTEPLA.

    ° Received positive CHMP opinion in October 2020 for FINTEPLA in Dravet syndrome; anticipate European Medicines Agency approval by the end of 2020, and have ramped up preparations for a potential commercial launch in Europe in the first quarter of 2021

    ° Announced positive top-line results from third multinational (including Japan) Phase 3 study in Dravet syndrome; results corroborate highly statistically significant reductions in convulsive seizure frequency seen in two earlier Phase 3 studies of FINTEPLA in Dravet. Anticipate submission of a Japan NDA to Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency in the third quarter of 2021
  • FINTEPLA for the treatment of seizures associated with LGS:

    ° Anticipate submitting supplemental NDA in the second quarter of 2021 following a successful Type C meeting in September clarifying regulatory path

    ° Anticipate submitting MAA with EMA in the third quarter of 2021
  • MT1621 for the treatment of TK2d:

    ° Recently held positive FDA meetings to discuss development path and data required to support planned NDA submission

    ° Company expects availability of all required data by end of 2021, and anticipates the submission of an NDA in first half of 2022

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

  • The Company recorded $2.9 million in revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. This included product sales of FINTEPLA in the U.S. of $1.5 million, in addition to $1.4 million in revenue as a result of the March 2019 collaboration with Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd. for FINTEPLA in Dravet syndrome and LGS in Japan. Zogenix recorded $0.6 million in revenue for the corresponding period of 2019.
  • Research and development expenses for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, totaled $34.4 million, up from $28.4 million in the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, as the Company expanded clinical activities in LGS and MT1621, partially offset by decreased spending in Dravet syndrome.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, totaled $24.6 million, compared with $15.8 million in the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, as the Company continued investment related to the launch of FINTEPLA for the treatment of Dravet syndrome in the U.S. and prepared for potential launch in Europe.
  • Net loss for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, was $60.1 million, or a net loss of $1.08 per share, compared with a net loss of $290.5 million, or a net loss of $6.75 per share, in the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2019, included $249.4 million of acquired in-process research and development consisting of existing research and development projects at the time of the Modis acquisition.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 Financial Results Compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

  • The Company recorded $5.1 million in revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. This included product sales of FINTEPLA in the U.S. of $1.5 million, in addition to $3.6 million in revenue as a result of the March 2019 collaboration with Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd. for FINTEPLA in Dravet syndrome and LGS in Japan. Zogenix recorded $1.7 million in revenue for the corresponding period of 2019.
  • Research and development expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, totaled $102.0 million, up from $79.8 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2019, as the Company expanded clinical activities in LGS and MT1621, partially offset by decreased spending in Dravet syndrome.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, totaled $70.3 million, up from $42.1 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2019, as the Company continued investment related to the launch of FINTEPLA for the treatment of Dravet syndrome in the U.S. and prepared for prospective launch in Europe.
  • Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, was $139.2 million, or a net loss of $2.62 per share, compared with a net loss of $363.4 million, or a net loss of $8.54 per share, in the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
  • As of September 30, 2020, the Company had $525.2 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities, reflecting the issuance of a $200 million convertible bond on September 28, 2020, compared to $251.2 million at December 31, 2019.

Conference Call
Monday, November 9 at 4:30 PM Easter Time / 1:30 PM Pacific Time

Toll Free: 877-407-9716
International: 201-493-6779
Conference ID: 13711927
Webcast: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=141969

About Zogenix

Zogenix is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing therapies with the potential to transform the lives of patients and their families living with rare diseases. The company’s first rare disease therapy, FINTEPLA® (fenfluramine) oral solution has been approved by the U.S. FDA and received a positive CHMP opinion in Europe for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome, a rare, severe childhood onset epilepsy. The company has two additional late-stage development programs underway: one for FINTEPLA for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a different rare childhood-onset epilepsy and another for MT1621, an investigational novel substrate enhancement therapy for the treatment of TK2 deficiency, a rare genetic disorder. MT1621 is being developed through Modis Therapeutics, a Zogenix company.

Forward Looking Statements

Zogenix cautions you that statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “indicates,” “will,” “intends,” “potential,” “suggests,” “assuming,” “designed,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include the potential that FINTEPLA, if approved by the EC, will be an important new treatment option for Dravet syndrome patients; and the timing and results of any decision regarding the MAA for FINTEPLA for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome. These statements are based on Zogenix’s current beliefs and expectations. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Zogenix that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in Zogenix’s business, including, without limitation: the EC may not agree with the Company’s interpretation of the clinical data submitted in the MAA; the EC may not affirm the CHMP opinion and grant a centralized marketing authorization; additional data from Zogenix’s ongoing studies may contradict or undermine the data submitted in the Dravet syndrome MAA for FINTEPLA or reported for LGS; unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of FINTEPLA that could limit approval and/or commercialization, or that could result in recalls or product liability claims; and other risks described in Zogenix’s prior press releases as well as in public periodic filings with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and Zogenix undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

CONTACTS:

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Melinda Baker
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
+1 (510) 788-8732
corpcomms@zogenix.com

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Zogenix, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands)

  September 30, 2020   December 31, 2019
Assets:      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 297,460     $ 62,070  
Marketable securities 227,707     189,085  
Accounts receivable, net 1,309      
Inventory 1,010      
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 12,905     11,084  
Acquisition holdback placed in escrow 25,000     25,000  
Total current assets 565,391     287,239  
Property and equipment, net 9,050     9,424  
Operating lease right-of-use assets 8,002     7,774  
Intangible asset, net 100,529     102,500  
Goodwill 6,234     6,234  
Other noncurrent assets 2,840     1,079  
Total assets $ 692,046     $ 414,250  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity:      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 7,223     $ 7,979  
Accrued and other current liabilities 31,882     30,117  
Acquisition holdback liability 24,444     24,444  
Deferred revenue, current 4,900     5,927  
Current portion of operating lease liabilities 1,654     1,322  
Current portion of contingent consideration 22,200     25,600  
Total current liabilities 92,303     95,389  
Deferred revenue, noncurrent 6,331     7,425  
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion 10,660     10,752  
Contingent consideration, net of current portion 32,700     38,200  
Convertible senior notes 127,960      
Deferred tax liability     17,425  
Total liabilities 269,954     169,191  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity:      
Common stock 56     45  
Additional paid-in capital 1,676,408     1,360,092  
Accumulated deficit (1,254,670 )   (1,115,457 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 298     379  
Total stockholders’ equity 422,092     245,059  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 692,046     $ 414,250  

Zogenix, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019
Revenues:              
Net product sales $ 1,520     $     $ 1,520     $  
Collaboration revenue 1,340     630     3,621     1,699  
Total revenues 2,860     630     5,141     1,699  
Costs and expenses:              
Cost of product sales (excluding amortization of intangible asset) 140         140      
Research and development 34,425     28,372     102,038     79,820  
Selling, general and administrative 24,583     15,762     70,332     42,139  
Amortization of intangible asset 1,971         1,971      
Acquired in-process research and development and acquisition-related costs 1,500     249,437     4,500     249,437  
Change in fair value of contingent consideration 1,800     400     6,100     2,700  
Total costs and expenses 64,419     293,971     185,081     374,096  
Loss from operations (61,559 )   (293,341 )   (179,940 )   (372,397 )
Other income, net 934     481     20,798     433  
Interest income, net 536     2,382     2,504     8,521  
Loss before income taxes (60,089 )   (290,478 )   (156,638 )   (363,443 )
Income tax benefit         (17,425 )    
Net loss $ (60,089 )   $ (290,478 )   $ (139,213 )   $ (363,443 )
               
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (1.08 )   $ (6.75 )   $ (2.62 )   $ (8.54 )
               
Weighted average number of shares used in the calculation of basic and diluted net loss per common share 55,548     43,029     53,039     42,577  

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