BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (
Cleveland BioLabs reported a net loss, excluding minority interests, of $(1.4) million for the fourth quarter of 2015, or $(0.13) per share, compared to net income of $11.3 million, or $3.95 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2014. Net loss, excluding minority interests, for full year 2015 was $(12.6) million, or $(1.79) per share, compared to a net income of $1.6 million, or $0.60 per share, for full year 2014. The 2014 periods reported net income due to a $14.2 million gain on the deconsolidation of the Company's joint venture, Incuron LLC. Excluding the gain on the deconsolidation of Incuron, net loss per share for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $(1.02) and net loss per share for full year 2014 was $(4.66).
As of December 31, 2015, the Company had $19.6 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, which, based on the Company's current operational plan, is expected to fund the Company's operating requirements beyond one year.
Yakov Kogan, Ph.D., MBA, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The past year was one of significant momentum and accomplishment for CBLI. We strengthened our financial resources through the addition of a $25 million strategic investor and the award of $15.8 million in funding from the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for continued development of entolimod's biodefense indication. We streamlined our corporate structure with the sale of Incuron, while retaining a royalty on Incuron's future success. We achieved several major milestones with our development programs, including the submission of a pre-Emergency Use Authorization (pre-EUA) dossier for entolimod as a radiation countermeasure and presentation of clinical oncology data for entolimod at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. And, we commenced or continued clinical studies designed to further substantiate the potential of our Toll-like receptor agonists, entolimod, CBLB612 and Mobilan."
"The pursuit of commercialization for entolimod as a radiation countermeasure remains our top priority," continued Dr. Kogan. "We continue to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to facilitate the review of our pre-EUA dossier. Products with pre-EUA status may be purchased by certain US government stakeholders for stockpiling in the event of a disaster and we believe achievement of this status may also increase interest from foreign governments. We recently initiated a regulatory process with the European Medicines Agency, which has granted entolimod orphan drug designation for the treatment of acute radiation syndrome, and we continue to evaluate other foreign markets."
Other Recent Operational Highlights
- Studies elucidating immunotherapeutic mechanisms through which entolimod suppresses metastasis were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). The studies presented in the PNAS publication decipher the cascade of cell-signaling events that are triggered by entolimod activation of the TLR5 pathway in the liver. (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/01/27/1521359113.full.pdf )
- Dosing commenced in a Phase 2 clinical study of the safety and tolerability of entolimod as a neo-adjuvant therapy in treatment-naïve patients with primary colorectal cancer who are recommended for surgery. This study is being conducted in the Russian Federation.
- A Phase 2 clinical study of CBLB612 as myelosuppressive prophylaxis in patients with breast cancer receiving doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide chemotherapy started dosing in the Russian Federation.
- Panacela Labs continued dosing in a Phase 1 study with Mobilan evaluating single injections administered directly into the prostate of patients with prostate cancer. This study is being conducted in the Russian Federation.
All of the studies being conducted in the Russian Federation are supported by development contracts with the Russian Federation Ministry of Industry and Trade, or MPT.
Further Financial Results
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $1.3 million compared to $1.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. Revenue for full year 2015 was $2.7 million compared to $3.7 million for full year 2014. These decreases are primarily due to the completion of an Incuron research contract with the Skolkovo Foundation in 2014. Other offsetting variances include new revenue from recently awarded Department of Defense contracts, offset by reduced revenue from MPT contracts due largely to variations in the foreign currency exchange rate.
Research and development costs for the fourth quarter of 2015 were $1.9 million compared to $2.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. Research and development costs for full year 2015 decreased to $7.1 million compared to $9.7 million for full year 2014. These decreases primarily resulted from the deconsolidation of Incuron and nonrecurring drug production costs for Mobilan, both occurring in 2014. Somewhat offsetting were reductions in entolimod's biodefense program due to the completion and subsequent submission of the pre-EUA dossier in the second quarter of 2015, offset by increases in entolimod's oncology development largely due to the clinical activities commenced in the Russian Federation.
General and administrative costs for the fourth quarter of 2015 were $1.2 million compared to $2.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. General and administrative costs for full year 2015 decreased to $6.4 million compared to $8.5 million for full year 2014. Approximately 40% of this net decrease was attributable to the deconsolidation of Incuron, with the remainder primarily attributable to reductions in personnel and outside professional costs.
At December 31, 2015 the Company had approximately 11 million shares of common stock outstanding. In addition, the Company has 343,643 shares of common stock reserved for issuance pursuant to outstanding stock options with a weighted average exercise price of $46.60 and 2.2 million shares of common stock reserved for issuance pursuant to outstanding warrants exercisable at a weighted average price of $13.98.
About Cleveland BioLabs
Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. is an innovative biopharmaceutical company developing novel approaches to activate the immune system and address serious medical needs. The company's proprietary platform of Toll-like immune receptor activators has applications in radiation mitigation, oncology immunotherapy, and vaccines. The company's most advanced product candidate is entolimod, which is being developed for a biodefense indication and as an immunotherapy for oncology and other indications. The company conducts business in the United States and in the Russian Federation through a wholly-owned subsidiary, BioLab 612, LLC and a joint venture with OJSC Rusnano, Panacela Labs, Inc. The company maintains strategic relationships with the Cleveland Clinic and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. To learn more about Cleveland BioLabs, Inc., please visit the company's website at http://www.cbiolabs.com.
This press release contains certain forward-looking information about Cleveland BioLabs that is intended to be covered by the safe harbor for "forward-looking statements" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Words and phrases such as "potential," "may," "future," "will," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "intend" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the company's future financial position, business strategy, new products, budgets, liquidity, cash flows, projected costs, regulatory approvals or the impact of any laws or regulations applicable to the company, and plans and objectives of management for future operations. All of such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of the company, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements.
These factors include, among others, the risks inherent in the early stages of drug development and in conducting clinical trials; the company's plans and expectations with respect to future clinical trials and commercial scale-up activities; the company's ability to attract collaborators with development, regulatory and commercialization expertise and the financial risks related to those relationships; the company's ability to comply with its obligations under license agreements; the company's inability to obtain regulatory approval in a timely manner or at all; the commercialization of the company's product candidates, if approved; the company's plans to research, develop and commercialize its product candidates; future agreements with third parties in connection with the commercialization of any approved product; the size and growth potential of the markets for the company's product candidates, and its ability to serve those markets; the rate and degree of market acceptance of the company's product candidates; the company's history of operating losses and the potential for future losses, which may lead the company to not be able to continue as a going concern; regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries; the performance of the company's third-party suppliers and manufacturers; and the success of competing therapies that are or may become available. Some of these factors could cause future results to materially differ from the recent results or those projected in forward-looking statements. See also the "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" described in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|CLEVELAND BIOLABS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||5,918,424||$||3,103,969|
|Other current assets||442,642||174,179|
|Other long-term assets||26,560||56,131|
|Investment in Incuron, LLC||-||4,268,458|
|LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued warrant liability||4,048,900||862,074|
|Current portion of note payable||-||2,640,968|
|Current portion of capital lease obligation||-||7,522|
|Commitments and contingencies||-||-|
|Total Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. stockholders' equity/(deficit)||9,888,182||(1,607,397||)|
|Noncontrolling interest in stockholders' equity||5,149,670||3,393,499|
|Total stockholders' equity||15,037,852||1,786,102|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||20,880,604||$||9,814,232|
|CLEVELAND BIOLABS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|Quarter ended December 31,||Year to date December 31,|
|Grants and contracts||$||1,269,433||$||1,390,432||$||2,708,225||$||3,701,899|
|Research and development||1,896,587||2,821,903||7,143,293||9,654,144|
|General and administrative||1,184,391||2,020,159||6,355,962||8,469,690|
|Total operating expenses||3,080,978||4,842,062||13,499,255||18,123,834|
|Loss from operations||(1,811,545||)||(3,451,630||)||(10,791,030||)||(14,421,935||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Interest and other expense||261,665||(78,942||)||(99,488||)||(1,089,582||)|
|Foreign exchange loss||(318,719||)||(705,583||)||(509,513||)||(1,036,459||)|
|Gain on deconsolidation of Incuron, LLC||-||14,206,555||-||14,206,555|
|Investment loss provision||(1,060,834||)||-||(1,060,834||)||-|
|Change in value of warrant liability||1,260,775||998,939||(221,915||)||2,662,329|
|Equity in loss of Incuron, LLC||-||(285,542||)||(362,137||)||(285,542||)|
|Total other income (expense)||142,887||14,135,427||(2,253,887||)||14,457,301|
|Net income (loss)||(1,668,658||)||10,683,797||(13,044,917||)||35,366|
|Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests||246,195||587,974||407,280||1,593,738|
|Net income (loss) attributable to Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.||$||(1,422,463||)||$||11,271,771||$||(12,637,637||)||$||1,629,104|
|Net income (loss) per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.13||)||$||3.95||$||(1.79||)||$||0.60|
|Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted||10,769,940||2,856,461||7,060,396||2,702,884|
|We define comparable net income (loss) available to common stockholders per share of common stock, basic and diluted as excluding the effect of the one-time gain on the deconsolidation of Incuron LLC and the one-time investment loss provision. This non-GAAP measure may be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. We believe that this adjusted earnings (loss) per share is relevant and useful information for the Company and our investors as it provides a simple method of comparing results of operations between periods, on a per share basis. A calculation of earnings (loss) per share is provided below:|
|Net income (loss) per share, basic and diluted, reported above||$||(0.13||)||$||3.95||$||(1.79||)||$||0.60|
|Investment loss provision||0.10||-||0.15||-|
|Gain on deconsoidation of Incuron, LLC||-||(4.97||)||-||(5.26||)|
|Comparable Net loss available to common stockholders per share of common stock, basic and diluted||$||(0.03||)||$||(1.02||)||$||(1.64||)||$||(4.66||)|
|CLEVELAND BIOLABS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|For the Year Ended December 31,|
|Cash flows used in operating activities||$||(12,080,120||)||$||(14,455,187||)|
|Cash flows used in investing activities||(10,276,623||)||(1,786,744||)|
|Cash flows provided by financing activities||24,935,624||10,590,030|
|Effect of exchange rate change on cash and cash equivalents||235,574||(1,292,595||)|
|Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||2,814,455||(6,944,496||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||3,103,969||10,048,466|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||5,918,424||$||3,103,969|