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Celcuity Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights

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Significant progress made in development of new, highly precise diagnostics using proprietary CELsignia platform

Expect to announce new clinical trial collaborations with pharmaceutical companies and trial sponsors by the end of 2020

Expects to complete development of a CELsignia RAS test for breast and ovarian cancer patients by the end of 2020

Potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical sites expected to push announcement of interim data from the FACT-1 and FACT-2 trials into the second half of 2021

Conference Call on Thursday, May 7th at 4:30pm (ET)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN / ACCESSWIRE / May 7, 2020 / Celcuity Inc. (CELC), a clinical stage biotechnology company translating discoveries of new cancer sub-types into pioneering diagnostics and expanded therapeutic options for cancer patients, announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 and provided a corporate update.

"During the first quarter, we made significant progress developing a new dynamic signaling test using our proprietary CELsignia platform that is intended to diagnose cancers driven by dysregulated RAS signaling. We expect to complete development of a CELsignia RAS test for breast and ovarian cancer patients by the end of 2020. Our current tests have the potential to diagnose oncogenic signaling activity undetectable by molecular tests in up to one in three HER2-negative breast cancer patients," said Brian Sullivan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celcuity.

"Dysregulation of RAS signaling, which includes the RAF/ERK and PI3K/AKT pathways, is estimated to drive 30%-40% of all cancers. Our CELsignia platform is uniquely suited to untangling the complexity of dysregulated RAS signaling tumors and identifying the targeted therapy combination capable of treating it. If our efforts to develop a RAS dynamic signaling test are successful, the percentage of cancer patients who could benefit from a CELsignia test would increase significantly.

"We continue to advance our discussions with pharmaceutical companies for a number of potential clinical trial collaborations. While we still expect to close several collaborations this year, the clinical sponsors and pharmaceutical companies we hope to work with have been affected to varying degrees by the COVID-19 pandemic. These events may delay finalizing some of these potential collaborations past year end 2020. Our potential collaboration partners include many of the country's leading cancer research centers, as well as several global pharmaceutical companies. The goal of these collaborations is to evaluate the efficacy of targeted therapies in breast cancer patients identified by CELsignia tests.

"In light of recent developments relating to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the focus of healthcare providers and hospitals on fighting the virus, and consistent with the FDA's updated industry guidance for conducting clinical trials issued on March 18, 2020, we are experiencing delays in the enrollment of patients in our ongoing clinical trials. As a result, we now expect interim results from the FACT-1 and FACT-2 trials to be delayed until the second half of 2021 and final results approximately nine months later. We will continue to evaluate the situation and provide updates as appropriate," concluded Sullivan.

First Quarter 2020 Financials

Unless otherwise stated, all comparisons are for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020, compared to the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Total operating expenses were $2.31 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $1.97 million for the first quarter of 2019.

Research and development (R&D) expenses were $1.85 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $1.59 million for the first quarter of 2019. The approximately $0.26 million increase during fiscal year 2020, compared to fiscal year 2019, resulted primarily from a $0.25 million increase in compensation related expenses, including approximately $0.19 million of non-cash stock-based compensation. In addition, other research and development expenses increased $0.01 million due to clinical validation and laboratory studies, and operational and business development activities.

General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $0.46 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $0.38 million for the first quarter of 2019. The approximately $0.08 million increase during fiscal year 2020, compared to fiscal year 2019, was attributable to non-cash stock-based compensation.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2020 was $2.25 million, or $0.22 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.85 million, or $0.18 per share, for the first quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss for the first quarter of 2020 was $1.78 million, or $0.17 per share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net loss of $1.66 million, or $0.16 per share, for the first quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss excludes stock-based compensation expense. Because this item has no impact on Celcuity's cash position, management believes non-GAAP adjusted net loss better enables Celcuity to focus on cash used in operations. For a reconciliation of financial measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) to non-GAAP financial measures, please see the financial tables at the end of this press release.

Net cash used in operating activities for the first quarter of 2020 was $1.83 million, compared to $1.59 million for the first quarter of 2019.

At March 31, 2020, Celcuity had cash and cash equivalents of $16.9 million, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $18.7 million at December 31, 2019.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call at 4:30 PM Eastern Time today to discuss the results. Anyone interested in participating should dial 1-866-342-8588 and use passcode 52638. Participants are asked to dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.

About Celcuity

Celcuity is a clinical stage biotechnology company translating discoveries of new cancer sub-types into pioneering companion diagnostics and expanded therapeutic options for cancer patients. Celcuity's proprietary CELsignia diagnostic platform analyzes living tumor cells to untangle the complexity of the cellular activity driving a patient's cancer. This allows Celcuity to discover new cancer sub-types molecular diagnostics cannot detect. We are driven to improve outcomes for patients and to transform how pharmaceutical companies define the patient populations for their targeted therapies. Celcuity is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Further information about Celcuity can be found at www.celcuity.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements." In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "intends" or "continue," and other similar expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events and future trends, or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward looking statements in this release include, without limitation, expectations with respect to commercializing diagnostic tests, the use of cash, the discovery of additional cancer sub-types, the development of additional CELsignia tests, the uses and breadth of application of CELsignia tests, collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and the outcomes of such collaboration, the outcome of the FACT 1 and FACT 2 clinical trials, clinical trial patient enrollment and timing of results, anticipated benefits that Celcuity's tests may provide to pharmaceutical companies and to the clinical outcomes of cancer patients, expectations regarding the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic effects will have on our business and results of operations, and plans to expand research and development and operational processes. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of Celcuity, which include, but are not limited to, the unknown impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and those other risks set forth in the Risk Factors section in Celcuity's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2020. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Celcuity undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Contacts:

Celcuity Inc.
Brian Sullivan, bsullivan@celcuity.com
Vicky Hahne, vhahne@celcuity.com
763-392-0123

LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Jeremy Feffer,
Jeremy@LifeSciAdvisors.com
(212) 915-2568

Celcuity Inc.
Condensed Balance Sheets

March 31,
2020

December 31,
2019

(unaudited)

Assets

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

16,854,359

$

18,735,002

Deposits

22,009

22,009

Deferred transaction costs

34,870

28,743

Payroll tax receivable

190,000

190,000

Prepaid assets

337,251

274,600

Total current assets

17,438,489

19,250,354

Property and equipment, net

795,676

833,463

Operating lease right-of-use assets

158,666

196,983

Total Assets

$

18,392,831

$

20,280,800

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:

Current Liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

68,104

$

142,773

Finance lease liabilities

5,780

5,769

Operating lease liabilities

176,600

178,466

Accrued expenses

614,462

584,319

Total current liabilities

864,946

911,327

Finance lease liabilities

12,660

14,109

Operating lease liabilities

-

57,793

Total Liabilities

877,606

983,229

Total Stockholders' Equity

17,515,225

19,297,571

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

18,392,831

$

20,280,800

Celcuity Inc.
Condensed Statements of Operations
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2020

2019

Operating expenses:

Research and development

$

1,847,414

$

1,590,958

General and administrative

463,399

383,545

Total operating expenses

2,310,813

1,974,503

Loss from operations

(2,310,813

)

(1,974,503

)

Other income (expense)

Interest expense

(33

)

(43

)

Interest income

63,851

128,638

Other income (expense), net

63,818

128,595

Net loss before income taxes

(2,246,995

)

(1,845,908

)

Income tax benefits

-

-

Net loss

$

(2,246,995

)

$

(1,845,908

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.22

)

$

(0.18

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

10,253,988

10,198,461

Cautionary Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release contains references to non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful supplemental measures for planning, monitoring, and evaluating operational performance as they exclude stock-based compensation expense from net loss and net loss per share. Management excludes this item because it does not impact Celcuity's cash position, which management believes better enables Celcuity to focus on cash used in operations. However, non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share are not recognized measures under GAAP and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP. Therefore, non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Investors are cautioned that non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share should not be construed as alternatives to net loss, net loss per share or other statements of operations data (which are determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of Celcuity's performance or as a measure of liquidity and cash flows. Management's method of calculating non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share may differ materially from the method used by other companies and, accordingly, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Celcuity Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Loss and
GAAP Net Loss Per Share to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Loss Per Share

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2020

2019

GAAP net loss

$

(2,246,995

)

$

(1,845,908

)

Adjustments:

Stock-based compensation

Research and development

293,116

100,257

(1)

General and administrative

171,533

84,388

(2)

Non-GAAP adjusted net loss

$

(1,782,346

)

$

(1,661,263

)

GAAP net loss per share - basic and diluted

$

(0.22

)

$

(0.18

)

Adjustment to net loss (as detailed above)

0.05

0.02

Non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share

$

(0.17

)

$

(0.16

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

10,253,988

10,198,461

(1) To reflect a non-cash charge to operating expense for Research and Development stock-based compensation.

(2) To reflect a non-cash charge to operating expense for General and Administrative stock-based compensation.

SOURCE: Celcuity Inc.



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