Company Reports Revenue for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020 of $8.2M, Up 243% Year-over-Year
$62.5 Million in Cash and Cash Equivalents as of March 31, 2020
Management to Host Conference Call at 4:30 PM ET
ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / May 14, 2020 / Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company (the "Company") focused on commercializing novel products that address significant medical needs, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and provided a corporate update.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 and Other Recent Corporate Developments:
- The Company secured an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement for a COVID-19 IgG/IgM rapid test from Hong Kong-based L.B. Resources.
- The Company announced a second distribution agreement for a COVID-19 IgG/IgM rapid test with Singapore-based Biolidics Limited.
- The Company received an initial shipment of 100,000 COVID-19 IgG/IgM rapid tests and began shipping to U.S. customers.
- The Company announced positive results from an independently conducted clinical study of the Zhejiang Orient Gene Biotech COVID-19 IgG/IgM rapid test demonstrating test accuracy of 98.0% and 94.1% for IgG and IgM, respectively, when using PCR-positive cases as true positives.
- The Company signed an exclusive worldwide license from Cedars-Sinai to develop and commercialize the Healight Platform Technology ("Healight"). This ultraviolet light-based medical device technology platform, developed by scientists at Cedars-Sinai, is being studied as a potential treatment for coronavirus and other severe respiratory infections.
- The Company signed an agreement with Sterling Medical Devices to finalize the development of Healight.
Rx Business Update
The Company announced the acceptance and publication of the Natesto® Spermatogenesis Study results in the Journal of Urology. The study concluded that Natesto was effective in returning hypogonadal men to back to normal testosterone levels, significantly improve erectile function and quality of life, preserve gonadotropin hormones, and most importantly preserve semen parameters through 6 months of treatment.
Consumer Health Business Update
The Company completed the acquisition of Innovus Pharmaceuticals to expand the Company's portfolio to include an approximately $25 million annual consumer health portfolio.
Company's newly acquired Innovus consumer health subsidiary launched its first post-acquisition product Regoxidine®, an over-the-counter foam formulation of minoxidil for hair regrowth available for use by both men and women, targeting over 11 Million U.S. consumers who purchased hair regrowth products in 2019.
Financial Results and Financing Update
Revenue: The Company recorded revenue of $8.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of approximately 243% compared to the three months ended March 31, 2019, and an increase of approximately 157% compared to the three months ended December 31, 2019.
The Company's third quarter revenue results represent partial revenue contribution from the acquisition of Innovus Pharmaceuticals, which closed on February 14, 2020, and zero revenue contribution from COVID-19 IgG/IgM rapid tests first received at the start of the fiscal fourth quarter on April 1, 2020.
Cash and cash equivalents: As of March 31, 2020, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of $62.5 million, compared to $5.5 million as of December 31, 2019.
Shares Outstanding: At March 31, 2020, the Company had 100,610,380 shares of common stock outstanding. There are currently no outstanding preferred shares.
Financings: The Company completed three registered direct offerings priced at-the-market and announced the exercise of 17.1 million warrants.
Commenting on the third quarter of fiscal 2020, Josh Disbrow, Chief Executive Officer of Aytu BioScience, stated, "We had a transformative third quarter and have had exceptional performance in the period year to date. Starting with revenue, in Q3 we reported our highest ever revenue quarter with $8.2 million in top line, up 243% year over year. Additionally, through our recent equity offerings and warrant exercises we strengthened our balance sheet and have $62.5 million in cash, restricted cash, and cash equivalents as of March 31st. Further, by signing two distribution agreements for COVID-19 rapid tests and securing an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Cedars-Sinai for the Healight technology platform, the Company is well positioned to continue to take the fight to COVID-19. With a large number of tests having just arrived at our warehouse this week, we can now help even more providers screen patients for COVID-19 IgG and IgM antibodies as we collectively work to reopen the country."
Mr. Disbrow continued, "Looking at our growth drivers beyond fiscal Q3, the Company has three strategic areas from which we expect to make progress going forward: growth of our organic Rx and consumer health business segments, continuing the distribution of the two COVID-19 antibody test kits for which we've secured distribution rights, and progressing the development of the Healight platform technology as a prospective treatment for COVID-19 and other severe infections. Organically in Q4, we will have our first full quarter of revenue contribution from the newly acquired Innovus consumer health segment. Importantly, the consumer business has already launched Regoxidine, for hair regrowth, and more near-term consumer health product launches are planned. With respect to the prescription business, we reported recently published Phase IV data for Natesto and demonstrated that a testosterone replacement therapy can increase serum testosterone levels while maintaining sperm concentration, motility, and total motile sperm count. We believe this clinical development enables Natesto to stand apart from other testosterone replacement therapies in offering a treatment solution for hypogonadal men wishing to maintain fertility. In terms of COVID-19 testing revenue, we began shipping product in April, so we expect a significant increase in revenue in Q4 now that those test sales are under way. Additionally, we signed an exclusive global license with Cedars-Sinai for Healight, which represents a novel opportunity as a potential treatment for COVID-19 and other serious infections for hospitalized patients."
Mr. Disbrow concluded, "When considering our organic growth, a $62.5 million cash balance, our expected revenue from the COVID-19 antibody test kits, the addition of the Healight opportunity, and a cleaned-up capital structure, I have never been more optimistic about the future of Aytu BioScience."
Conference Call Information
The company will host a live conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET today. The conference call can be accessed by dialing either:
The webcast will be accessible live and archived on Aytu BioScience's website, within the Investors section under Events & Presentations, at aytubio.com, for 90 days.
A replay of the call will be available for fourteen days. Access the replay by calling 1-877-481-4010 (toll-free) or 919-882-2331 (international) and using the replay access code 34718.
About Aytu BioScience, Inc.
Aytu BioScience, Inc. is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing novel products that address significant patient needs. The Company currently markets a portfolio of prescription products addressing large primary care and pediatric markets. The primary care portfolio includes (i) Natesto®, the only FDA-approved nasal formulation of testosterone for men with hypogonadism (low testosterone, or "Low T"), (ii) ZolpiMist™, the only FDA-approved oral spray prescription sleep aid, and (iii) Tuzistra® XR, the only FDA-approved 12-hour codeine-based antitussive syrup. The pediatric portfolio includes (i) AcipHex® Sprinkle™, a granule formulation of rabeprazole sodium, a commonly prescribed proton pump inhibitor; (ii) Cefaclor, a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic suspension; (iii) Karbinal® ER, an extended-release carbinoxamine (antihistamine) suspension indicated to treat numerous allergic conditions; and (iv) Poly-Vi-Flor® and Tri-Vi-Flor®, two complementary prescription fluoride-based supplement product lines containing combinations of fluoride and vitamins in various for infants and children with fluoride deficiency. Aytu recently acquired exclusive U.S. distribution rights to two COVID-19 IgG/IgM rapid tests. These coronavirus tests are solid phase immunochromatographic assays used in the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in human whole blood, serum or plasma. The Company also recently signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Cedars-Sinai to develop the Healight™ technology platform, which is being studied as a potential treatment for COVID-19 and other severe respiratory infections.
Aytu recently acquired Innovus Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company commercializing, licensing and developing safe and effective consumer healthcare products designed to improve men's and women's health and vitality. Innovus commercializes over thirty-five consumer health products competing in large healthcare categories including diabetes, men's health, sexual wellness and respiratory health. The Innovus product portfolio is commercialized through direct-to-consumer marketing channels utilizing the Company's proprietary Beyond Human® marketing and sales platform.
Aytu's strategy is to continue building its portfolio of revenue-generating products, leveraging its focused commercial team and expertise to build leading brands within large therapeutic markets. For more information visit aytubio.com and visit innovuspharma.com to learn about the Company's consumer healthcare products.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this presentation, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally written in the future tense and/or are preceded by words such as ''may,'' ''will,'' ''should,'' ''forecast,'' ''could,'' ''expect,'' ''suggest,'' ''believe,'' ''estimate,'' ''continue,'' ''anticipate,'' ''intend,'' ''plan,'' or similar words, or the negatives of such terms or other variations on such terms or comparable terminology. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: market and other conditions, our ability to successfully commercialize Healight Platform Technology, our ability to obtain FDA approval for the Healight Platform Technology, the effectiveness of the Healight Platform Technology in treating patients with COVID-19 or other illnesses, our ability to adequately protect the intellectual property associated with the Healight Platform Technology, regulatory delays, the reliability of the Healight Platform Technology in killing viruses and bacteria, market acceptance of UV based medical devices, the regulatory and commercial risks associated with introducing the COVID-19 rapid tests, any delays in shipment that may impact our ability to distribute the COVID-19 rapid tests, any reputational harm we may incur if there are delays in receiving the shipment of the COVID-19 rapid tests, our ability to enforce the exclusivity provisions of the distribution agreements, the reliability of serological testing in detecting COVID-19, shipping delays and their impact on our ability to introduce the COVID-19 rapid tests, the ability of the COVID-19 rapid tests to accurately and reliably test for COVID-19, the manufacturers of the COVID-19 rapid tests' ability to manufacture such testing kits on a high volume scale, manufacturing problems or delays related to the COVID-19 rapid tests, our ability to satisfy any labelling conditions or other FDA or other regulatory conditions to sell the COVID-19 rapid test kits, the demand or lack thereof for the COVID-19 rapid test kits, our ability to obtain additional COVID-19 rapid tests to meet demand, our ability to secure additional tests if the manufacturers of the COVID-19 rapid tests are unable to meet demand, the effects of the business combination of Aytu and the Commercial Portfolio and the recently completed merger ("Merger") with Innovus Pharmaceuticals, including the combined company's future financial condition, results of operations, strategy and plans, the ability of the combined company to realize anticipated synergies in the timeframe expected or at all, changes in capital markets and the ability of the combined company to finance operations in the manner expected, the diversion of management time on Merger-related issues and integration of the Commercial Portfolio, the ultimate timing, outcome and results of integrating the operations the Commercial Portfolio and Innovus with Aytu's existing operations, risks relating to gaining market acceptance of our products, obtaining or maintaining reimbursement by third-party payors for our prescription products, the potential future commercialization.
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Preferred Stock, par value $.0001; 50,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding 9,805,845 and 3,594,981, respectively as of March 31, 2020 (unaudited) and June 30, 2019.
Common Stock, par value $.0001; 200,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding 100,610,380 and 17,538,071, respectively as of March 31, 2020 (unaudited) and June 30, 2019.
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