ATLANTA, March 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (GOVX), a biotechnology company developing human vaccines, today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018.
GeoVax reported a net loss for the year ended December 31, 2018 of $2.6 million, or $0.02 per share, based on 163.6 million weighted average shares outstanding. For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company reported a loss of $2.2 million, or $0.03 per share, based on 68.6 million weighted average shares outstanding.
Grant and collaboration revenues of $1.0 million for 2018, as compared to $1.1 million in 2017. Research and development expenses were $1.9 million in 2018, compared with $2.0 million in 2017. General and administrative expenses were $1.6 million in 2018, compared to $1.2 million in 2017.
Summarized financial information is attached. Further information concerning the Company’s financial position and results of operations are included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
David Dodd, President & CEO, commented, “We recently published a comprehensive corporate update on our vaccine development activities, and now with our annual financial audit complete and our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, we can release our summarized financial information for 2018. As we described in our corporate update, during the past year GeoVax made solid progress in several highly promising human vaccine programs, expanded our research collaborations, and added to our in-house scientific expertise. We are optimistic for significant developments during 2019 and I look forward to sharing further updates as we move forward.”
GeoVax Labs, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing human vaccines against infectious diseases using its MVA-VLP vaccine platform. GeoVax was the winner of the 2018 “Best Biotech” Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards, a finalist for the 2018 “Best Prophylactic Vaccine” Award for its Zika vaccine at the World Vaccine Congress, as well as a finalist for Pipelines of Promise at Buzz of Bio 2018. The Company’s development programs are focused on vaccines against HIV, Zika, hemorrhagic fever viruses (Ebola, Sudan, Marburg, Lassa) and malaria. GeoVax also is evaluating the use of its MVA-VLP platform in cancer immunotherapy, and for therapeutic use in chronic Hepatitis B infections. GeoVax’s vaccine platform supports in vivo production of non-infectious VLPs from the cells of the very person receiving the vaccine. The production of VLPs in the person being vaccinated mimics virus production in a natural infection, stimulating both the humoral and cellular arms of the immune system to recognize, prevent, and control the target infection. For more information, visit www.geovax.com.
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FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW
|GEOVAX LABS, INC.|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Information|
|(amounts in thousands, except per share data)|
|2018 ||2017 |
|Grant and collaboration revenue||$||963||$||1,075|
|Research and development||1,879||2,017|
|General and administrative||1,647||1,232|
|Loss from operations||(2,563||)||(2,174||)|
|Other income (expense), net||3||4|
|Net loss per common share||$||(0.02||)||$||(0.03||)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding||163,585||68,606|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Information|
|(amounts in thousands)|
|2018 ||2017 |
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||260||$||313|
|Other current assets||360||135|
|Total current assets||620||448|
|Property and other assets||22||42|
|Liabilities and stockholders’ equity|
|Stockholders’ equity (deficiency)||(1,022||)||(321||)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||642||$||490|
|Common Shares Outstanding||218,903||106,737|