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Check-Cap Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

ISFIYA, Israel, Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap Ltd. (the "Company" or "Check-Cap") (NASDAQ: CHEK), (NASDAQ: CHEKZ), a clinical stage medical diagnostics company advancing the development of C-Scan®, the first and only patient-friendly, preparation-free screening test to detect polyps before they may transform into colorectal cancer (CRC), today announced financial results and provided a corporate update for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2022.

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Second Quarter and Recent Highlights:

  • Initiated the first part of the U.S. pivotal study of C-Scan, that focuses on device calibration and enhancement of C-Scan algorithms among the average risk U.S. population, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In parallel, Check-Cap is also enrolling average risk patients in Israel, to further optimize C-Scan functionality and patient experience. The required lead time to activate new sites as well as to recruit patients in the U.S. has been longer than expected. The Company is continuing to work on activating new sites while at the same time calibrating the C-Scan device and its algorithms. Assuming sites' activation and calibration proceeds as planned, the Company expects the second part of the U.S. pivotal study to start in mid-2023.

  • Nominated Aasma Shaukat, M.D., MPH, a Robert M. and Mary H. Glickman Professor of Gastroenterology and Professor of Population Health, Director of Gastroenterology Outcomes Research at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, as Coordinating Principal Investigator (CPI) for the pivotal study. Dr. Aasma brings two decades of experience as a practicing gastroenterologist and clinical researcher with expertise in colon cancer screening, long term outcomes and colorectal cancer non-invasive screening. She is a member of the U.S. Multi-society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer (USMSTF) and was first author of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) clinical guideline on Colorectal cancer screening in 2021.

  • On August 11, 2022, the Company's shareholders approved a reverse share split of the Company's ordinary shares within a range of 1 for 10 to 1 for 20, with the exact ratio and effective date to be determined by further action of the Company's Board of Directors, and to be announced by the company.

"Since initiation of the pivotal trial in May 2022 we have been diligently working to expand patient enrollment and data collection," said Alex Ovadia, chief executive officer of Check-Cap." The team is focused on achieving our study objectives and we intend to provide updates in the coming months. We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Shaukat as Coordinating Principal Investigator. Her extensive clinical experience and involvement in the colorectal cancer screening field will be extremely valuable as we continue to advance the study."

Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2022

Research and development expenses were $3.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $2.8 million for the same period in 2021. The increase is primarily due to (i) an increase of approximately $0.4 million in salary and related expenses, mainly as a result of increased employee head count, and (ii) an increase of approximately $0.3 million in other research and development expenses, including clinical related expenses and regulatory consultants.  The Company expects that clinical related expenses will increase in the upcoming quarters as it progresses in its ongoing U.S. pivotal study.

General and administrative expenses were $1.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $1.1 million for the same period in 2021. The increase is primarily due to a $0.1 million increase in other general expenses, mainly associated with directors' and officers' liability insurance, and a $0.1 million increase in share-based compensation.

Operating loss was $4.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $3.9 million for the same period in 2021.

Net finance income was $81,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $5,000 for the same period in 2021.

Net loss was $4.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $3.9 million for the same period in 2021.

Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term bank deposits as of June 30, 2022 were $50.2 million, compared with $55.7 million as of March 31, 2022 and $51.9 million as of December 31, 2021.  On March 3, 2022, the Company consummated a registered direct offering for the sale of 20,000,000 of the Company's ordinary shares and accompanying warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 15,000,000 of the Company's ordinary shares. The registered direct offering resulted in gross proceeds to the Company of $10.0 million or approximately $8.9 million net of offering expenses. The Company believes that it has sufficient capital to fund its ongoing operations and plans into the second quarter of 2024.

Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022

Research and development expenses were $7.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $5.2 million for the same period in 2021. The increase is primarily due to (i) an increase of approximately $1.2 million in salary and related expenses, mainly as a result of increased employee head count, (ii) an increase of approximately $0.8 million in other research and development expenses, including clinical related expenses and regulatory consultants and (iii) an increase of approximately $0.2 million in share-based compensation.  The increase in net research and development expenses between 2022 and 2021 is also due to a $0.3 million grant from the Israel Innovation Authority, which amount was recorded as a deduction from research and development expenses in the six months ended June 30, 2021.

General and administrative expenses were $3.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $2.3 million for the same period in 2021. The increase is primarily due to a $0.4 million increase in professional services, a $0.2 million increase in other general expenses, mainly associated with directors' and officers' liability insurance, and a $0.2 million increase in share-based compensation.

Operating loss was $10.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $7.5 million for the same period in 2021.

Net finance income was $132,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to finance loss of $4,000 for the same period in 2021.

Net loss was $10.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $7.5 million for the same period in 2021.

Net cash used in operating activities was $10.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $7.8 million for the same period in 2021.

About Check-Cap

Check-Cap is a clinical stage medical diagnostics company aiming to redefine colorectal cancer (CRC) screening through the introduction of C-Scan®, the first and only patient-friendly preparation-free screening test to detect polyps before they may transform into colorectal cancer and enable early intervention and cancer prevention. The Company's disruptive capsule-based screening technology aims to help millions of people to stay healthy through preventive CRC screening. C-Scan uses an ultra-low dose X-ray capsule, an integrated positioning, control and recording system, as well as proprietary software to generate a 3D map of the inner lining of the colon as it travels naturally along the gastrointestinal tract. C-Scan is non-invasive and requires no sedation. It requires no bowel preparation, allowing the patients to continue their daily routine with no interruption. C-Scan is not intended to replace colonoscopy. A positive C-Scan result should be followed by colonoscopy.  C-Scan is an investigational device and is not available for sale in the United States.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" about the Company's expectations, beliefs or intentions regarding, among other things, its product development efforts, business, financial condition, results of operations, strategies or prospects. Words such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "predicts," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions, as well as statements in future tense, often signify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and may not be accurate indications of when such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information that the Company has when those statements are made or management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of these and other risks that could cause such differences and that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements, please refer to the "Forward-looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise

Investor Contacts
Irina Koffler 
LifeSci Advisors, LLC 
646.970.4681
ikoffler@lifesciadvisors.com

Meirav Gomeh-Bauer
LifeSci Advisors, LLC 
+972(0)-54-476-4979
Meirav@lifesciadvisors.com

Media Contact
Mónica Rouco Molina, Ph.D.
Account Supervisor - Europe
LifeSci Communications
mroucomolina@lifescicomms.com

 

CHECK CAP LTD

CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED BALANCE SHEETS

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)




June 30,



December 31,




2022



2021




 Unaudited



 Audited


Assets














Current assets







Cash and cash equivalents


$

11,637



$

26,457


Restricted cash



351




350


Short-term bank deposit



38,206




25,104


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



996




839


Total current assets



51,190




52,750











Non-current assets









Property and equipment, net



1,836




1,793


Operating leases



1,100




1,116


Total non-current assets



2,936




2,909


Total assets


$

54,126



$

55,659











Liabilities and shareholders' equity


















Current liabilities









Accounts payable and accruals









Trade


$

946



$

1,050


Other



701




680


Employees and payroll accruals



1,668




1,961


Other current liabilities



279




-


Operating lease liabilities



332




350


Total current liabilities



3,926




4,041











Non-current liabilities









Royalties provision



107




132


Operating lease liabilities



669




795


Total non-current liabilities



776




927











Shareholders' equity









Share capital, Ordinary shares, 2.4 NIS par value (360,000,000 authorized shares as of June 30, 2022 and December









31, 2021, respectively; 116,411,949 and 96,411,949 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December









31, 2021, respectively)



83,602




68,787


Additional paid-in capital



84,648




90,089


Accumulated deficit



(118,826)




(108,185)


Total shareholders' equity



49,424




50,691











Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

54,126



$

55,659


 

 

CHECK CAP LTD 


CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS


(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)






Six months ended June 30,



Three months ended June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021















Research and development expenses, net


$

7,673



$

5,187



$

3,545



$

2,781


General and administrative expenses



3,100




2,293




1,343




1,142


Operating loss



10,773




7,480




4,888




3,923



















Finance Income (loss), net



132




(4)




81




5


Loss before income tax



10,641




7,484




4,807




3,918



















Net loss for the period


$

10,641



$

7,484



$

4,807



$

3,918


Loss per share:

















Net loss per ordinary share basic and diluted


$

0.10



$

0.11



$

0.04



$

0.06



















Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding - basic and diluted



109,561,120




69,284,917




116,411,949




70,485,435


 

 

CHECK CAP LTD.




CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)










Number of




Additional




Total






Ordinary




paid-in


Accumulated


shareholders'






Shares


Amount


capital


deficit


equity


















Balance as of January 1, 2022



96,411,949


$

68,787


$

90,089


$

(108,185)


$

50,691




Issuance of ordinary
shares in registered
direct offerings
, net of
issuance expenses in an
amount



















of $1,150



20,000,000



14,815



(5,965)



-



8,850




Share-based compensation



-



-



250



-



250




Net loss



-



-



-



(5,834)



(5,834)




Balance as of March 31, 2022



116,411,949


$

83,602


$

84,374


$

(114,019)


$

53,957




Share-based compensation



-



-



274



-



274




Net loss



-



-



-



(4,807)



(4,807)




Balance as of June 30, 2022



116,411,949


$

83,602


$

84,648


$

(118,826)


$

49,424




Balance as of January 1, 2021


46,239,183


$

31,646


$

75,715


$

(90,983)


$

16,378


Exercise of warrants,
net of issuance expenses
in
















an amount of $22


24,204,682



18,099



1,120



-



19,219


RSUs vesting


24,395



18



(18)



-



-


Share-based compensation


-



-



73



-



73


Net loss


-



-



-



(3,566)



(3,566)


Balance as of March 31, 2021


70,468,260


$

49,763


$

76,890


$

(94,549)


$

32,104


RSUs vesting


5,381



4



(4)



-



-


Share-based compensation


-



-



65



-



65


Net loss


-



-



-



(3,918)



(3,918)


















Balance as of June 30, 2021


70,473,641


$

49,767


$

76,951


$

(98,467)


$

28,251


 

 

 

CHECK-CAP LTD.

CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)




Six months ended




June 30,




2022



2021


CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES







Net loss


$

(10,641)



$

(7,484)


Adjustments required to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:









Depreciation



159




89


Share-based compensation



525




138


Financial income, net



(239)




(36)


Changes in assets and liabilities items:









Increase in prepaid and other current assets and non-current assets



(152)




(508)


Increase in trade accounts payable, accruals and other current liabilities



320




27


Decrease in employees and payroll accruals



(293)




(62)


(Decrease) increase in royalties provision



(25)




35


Net cash used in operating activities


$

(10,346)



$

(7,801)











CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES









Purchase of property and equipment



(323)




(218)


Investment in short-term bank and other deposits



(13,000)




(8,814)


Net cash used in investing activities


$

(13,323)



$

(9,032)











CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES









Exercise of warrants into ordinary shares, net of issuance expenses






19,219


Issuance of ordinary shares in the registered direct offerings, net of issuance expenses



8,850





Net cash provided by financing activities


$

8,850



$

19,219











Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash



(14,819)




2,386


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period



26,807




8,053


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period


$

11,988



$

10,439






















Six months ended

June 30,



2022



2021


Supplemental disclosure of non-cash flow information







Purchase of property and equipment included in accounts payable and accrued expenses



38



59


Financing fees included in other account payable and accruals





291


Assets acquired under operating lease



167



916


















Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:







Cash paid for taxes



3




7


Interest received



138




24


 

 

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