In the news release, Emmaus Life Sciences Reports Q3 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Update, issued 14-Nov-2022 by Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that verbiage in the Recent Highlights quotation has been updated. The complete, corrected release follows:
Emmaus Life Sciences Reports Q3 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Update
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCQX: EMMA), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company and leader in the treatment of sickle cell disease, today reported on its results of operations and financial condition as of and for the three and nine months ended September30, 2022 and provided a business update.
"We enjoyed a third straight substantial increase in quarterly net revenue on the strength of increased sales in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Sell-through by our domestic distributors also increased, although our domestic sales were relatively flat compared to the second quarter due to a large bulk order as the second quarter was ending. We anticipate a further increase in net revenue in Q4 as we complete the first bulk production of product packaging specific to the MENA region," stated Yutaka Niihara, M.D., M.P.H., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emmaus.
Dr. Niihara added, "We are pleased to see progressive decrease in quarterly net loss. We will continue to work with stakeholders and all related parties on further restructuring or refinancing of our outstanding indebtedness and other current liabilities and will report on any transactions in this regard as they may occur."
Financial and Operating Results
Net Revenues. Net revenues for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2022 were $4.9 million and $12.5 million, respectively, compared to $5.8 million and $17.6 million, respectively, for same periods in 2021. The decrease was primarily attributable to lower bulk order purchases in 2022 compared to the same periods in 2021 due to overstocking by U.S. distributors in 2021. Net revenues in Q3 2022 increased by $0.7 million, or nearly 15%, from Q2 2022 net revenues of $4.3 million. Net revenues were positively affected by Q3 sales of Endari in the United Arab Emirates, where Endari was approved for marketing in May 2022, and, to a lesser extent, sales on an early access basis in the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The company had no similar sales in Q1 2022 or in 2021.
Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2022 were $5.1 million, compared with $5.4 million for the same period in 2021. Of the decreased expenses in Q3, $0.2 million was attributable to a decrease in professional fees. Total operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 were $15.7 million, compared with $17.4 million for the same period in 2021. The decrease was due to a $1.8 million decrease in research and development expenses related to $0.5 million in cash and $0.5 million in shares of the Company common stock paid and issued in 2021 to Kainos Medicine, Inc. ("Kainos") to lead the clinical development of Kainos's patented IRAK4 inhibitor. Total operating expenses in Q3 2022 decreased slightly from Q2 2022 due to $0.3 million decrease in selling expenses.
Loss From Operations. Loss from operations for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $0.7 million, compared to $31,000 in the same period in 2021. Operating loss for nine months ended September 30, 2022 increased to $5.2 million, compared to $1.2 million for the same period last year. The increased operating loss resulted from lower net revenues in 2022 compared to 2021. Loss from operations in Q3 2022 decreased by $0.8 million, or 54.2%, from $1.4 million in Q2 2022 as a result of the increase in net revenues in Q3.
Other Income (Expense). Other income increased by $3.1 million to $0.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022, compared to other expense of $2.9 million in the same period in 2021. Other income in Q3 included a $5.2 million decrease in change in fair value of conversion feature derivatives and a $1.2 million increase in foreign exchange loss as compared to Q3 2021.
Net Loss. For the quarter, the company realized a net loss of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share based on approximately 49.6 million weighted average basic and diluted common shares. This compares to net loss of $3.2 million, or $0.06 per share based on approximately 49.3 million weighted average basic and diluted common shares for the third quarter of 2021. The decrease in net loss was primarily attributable to the increase of $3.1 million in other income, partially offset by a decrease of $0.7 million in loss from operations discussed above. For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the company incurred a net loss of $10.8 million, or $0.22 per share, based on approximately 49.4 million weighted average basic and diluted common shares. This compares to a net loss of $9.1 million, or $0.18 per share, based on approximately 49.2 million weighted average basic and diluted common shares for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. Net loss for Q3 2022 decreased by $8.5 million, or 96%, from $8.9 million in Q2 2022 because of the increase of $7.5 million in other income and a decrease of $0.8 million in loss from operations, as discussed above.
Liquidity and Capital Resources. At September 30, 2022, the company had cash and cash equivalents of $1.2 million, compared with $2.3 million at December 31, 2021. Cash and cash equivalents at September 30 included the net proceeds of $5.5 from related party loans. Based on the company's cash and cash equivalents, anticipated future revenues, current liabilities and expected operating expenses, the company's working capital is insufficient to meet its current liabilities and anticipated future working capital requirement for the next 12 months without restructuring or refinancing its existing indebtedness and other current liabilities and obtaining additional loans from related parties or debt or equity financing from third parties or curtailing certain operations or activities.
About Emmaus Life Sciences
Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company and leader in the treatment of sickle cell disease. The company currently markets and sells Endari® (L-glutamine oral powder), indicated to reduce the acute complications of sickle cell disease in adults and children 5 years and older, in the U.S. and in the United Arab Emirates, or U.A.E., and is pursuing marketing authorization for Endari® in other Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The company is also engaged in the discovery and development of innovative treatments and therapies for certain rare and orphan diseases as well as those affecting larger populations, such as certain cancers. For more information, please visit www.emmausmedical.com.
About Endari® (prescription grade L-glutamine oral powder)
Endari®, Emmaus' prescription grade L-glutamine oral powder, is approved for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.A.E. Ministry of Health for treating sickle cell disease. Endari® is also available on a named-patient or early-access basis in France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait.
Endari® is indicated to reduce the acute complications of sickle cell disease in adult and pediatric patients five years of age and older.
Important Safety Information
The most common adverse reactions (incidence >10 percent) in clinical studies were constipation, nausea, headache, abdominal pain, cough, pain in extremities, back pain, and chest pain.
Adverse reactions leading to treatment discontinuation included one case each of hypersplenism, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, burning sensation, and hot flash.
The safety and efficacy of Endari® in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease younger than five years of age has not been established.
For more information, please see full Prescribing Information of Endari® at: www.ENDARIrx.co/PI.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including statements regarding possible increased sales of Endari® in the GCC countries, possible marketing approval in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and perhaps other countries in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, possible restructuring or refinancing of outstanding indebtedness or possible equity or debt financings. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties which change over time, including risks and uncertainties relating to the company's working capital and ability to raise needed financing, risks inherent in the regulatory approval process and commercialization of Endari® in the MENA region, and other factors disclosed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2021 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and actual results may differ materially. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Emmaus assumes no duty to update them, except as may be required by law.
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