U.S. markets closed

InflaRx Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial & Operating Results

  • Recently announced results of open label extension part of SHINE Phase IIb study confirm potential of IFX-1 in Hidradenitis Suppurativa and warrant evaluation of future development
  • Company announces updated strategy with focus on selected indications for its anti-C5a complement technology and on broadening the development pipeline
  • Cash and cash equivalents plus securities and other investments of EUR135.5 million (approx. US$151 million) as of September 30, 2019
  • Conference call to be held today at 8am EST / 2pm CET

JENA, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / November 7, 2019 / InflaRx (IFRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing anti-inflammatory therapeutics by targeting the complement system, today reported financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2019 and provided a business update, outlining its corporate strategy and plans.

Prof. Niels C. Riedemann, CEO and Founder of InflaRx, commented: "Based on our firm belief in the potential of our anti-C5a technology, we have conducted an in-depth assessment of all currently pursued development efforts and decided to put a focus on inflammatory rare diseases with high unmet medical need as well as on a defined oncology space. With this, we aim to deliver several clinical proof-of-concept milestones. Our strong cash position will additionally allow us to pursue a strategy to broaden and diversify our pipeline beyond C5a inhibition."

Corporate update

IFX-1 in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Although the main part of the SHINE Phase IIb trial did not achieve its primary endpoint of a dose dependent drug effect on the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinical Response Score (HiSCR) at week 16, in July, the Company reported additional results from an in-depth post-hoc data analysis of the main part of the SHINE trial. This post-hoc analysis suggested a robust anti-inflammatory activity in the high dose IFX-1 treatment group across numerous efficacy measures which were not reflected by the HiSCR. Additionally, the Company very recently reported positive results from a snapshot analysis of the open label extension (OLE) part of the SHINE study: 70.6% of the HiSCR Responder Group maintained their response during the OLE, and 41.8% of the HiSCR Non-responder Group became responders at week 40, which represented the end of the treatment period.

Strategic update: As a result of a comprehensive review of all currently running clinical programs with IFX-1 and based on newly available data, Management has decided to continue these programs while broadening its R&D pipeline as part of its diversification strategy. IFX-1 will be developed in current and new indications, such as a defined oncology indication in which a clinical proof-of-concept study is planned to start enrollment in 2020. With the positive long-term results announced recently in the OLE part of the SHINE Phase IIb study in HS, InflaRx plans to discuss with regulatory authorities the data from the trial and next steps regarding the future development of IFX-1 in this indication.

In parallel, InflaRx is pursuing a diversification strategy to broaden its pipeline beyond C5a inhibition. In order to implement this strategy, InflaRx has hired an experienced head of global business development and strategy in the US with a pharmaceutical background who is expected to join the team within the course of November 2019.

The Company has decided to focus its development efforts on rare and inflammatory diseases with high unmet medical need and on the oncology space.

IFX-1 in Pyoderma Gangraenosum (PG): The ongoing open label Phase IIa trial in Pyoderma Gangraenosum (PG), a debilitating, rare autoimmune disease marked by large, painful ulcers, is continuing enrollment. The Company has decided to expand enrollment from 12 to 18 patients.

Management update: The Company has unilaterally terminated the employment contract of the CMO of the Company, Othmar Zenker.

Q3 2019 financial highlights

Cash and cash equivalents plus securities and other investments totaled EUR135.5 million as of September 30, 2019, compared to EUR156.3 million as of December 31, 2018. Cash and cash equivalents amounted to EUR27.0 million as of September 30, 2019 (December 31, 2018: EUR55.4 million) and marketable securities EUR108.5 million (December 31, 2018: EUR100.9 million).

Net cash used in operating activities increased to EUR27.0 million in the first nine months of 2019, compared to EUR15.2 million in the first nine months of 2018, mainly due to higher cash expenses, such as third-party expenses for manufacturing and clinical trials for our lead program IFX-1 and personnel expenses at InflaRx.

Research and development expenses increased to EUR33.6 million for the first nine months of 2019 (2018:EUR16.0 million). The principal drivers of the increase were CRO expenses associated with preclinical studies and clinical trials conducted for IFX-1 as well as manufacturing costs.

General and administrative expenses amounted to EUR9.4 million in the first nine months of 2019, compared to EUR9.2 million in the first nine months of 2018.

Net financial result in the first nine months of 2019 of EUR3.3 million consisted of EUR2.3 million interest income and EUR1.0 million net exchange gain, compared to a net financial gain of EUR5.4 million in the first nine months of 2018, which mainly consisted of EUR4.1 million net foreign exchange gains and EUR1.5 million interest income.

Net loss for the first nine months of 2019 was EUR39.6 million or EUR (1.53) per common share (basic and diluted), compared to EUR19.5 million or EUR (0.79) per common share (basic and diluted) for the first nine months of 2018.

Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was EUR14.5 million or EUR (0.56) per common share (basic and diluted), compared to EUR6.8 million or EUR (0.26) per common share (basic and diluted) for the respective three months of 2018.

Additional information regarding these results is included in the notes to the consolidated financial statements as of and for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, which can be found on the InflaRx website in the Investors section.

Strategic update call

Today, the Company will host a conference call to provide details on the results of the OLE part of the SHINE study and a strategic update in conjunction with its quarterly results at 8am EST / 2pm CET.

Dial-in details:

From the US: +1 929 477 0402
From the UK: +44 (0) 330 336 9127
From Europe: +49 (0) 69 2222 25577
Conference Code: 3567762

Please dial in 10 minutes before the call to register. The webcast presentation for the conference call can be accessed here

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiary
Unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss

for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018

Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
2019
(unaudited)
2018
(unaudited)
2019
(unaudited)
2018
(unaudited)
(in EUR, except for per share data)
Operating Expenses
Research and development expenses
(13,405,646) (5,450,544) (33,598,018) (15,954,005)
General and administrative expenses
(2,490,245) (3,042,144) (9,439,080) (9,200,333)
Total Operating Expenses
(15,895,891) (8,492,688) (43,037,098) (25,154,338)
Other income
126,559 60,616 194,261 209,898
Other expenses
(838) (2,152) (83,907) (34,446)
Operating Result
(15,770,170) (8,434,224) (42,926,744) (24,978,886)
Finance income
2,029,992 2,100,634 4,527,952 8,107,285
Finance expenses
(761,268) (440,567) (1,211,366) (2,666,155)
Net financial Result
1,268,725 1,660,067 3,316,586 5,441,130
Loss for the period
(14,501,446) (6,774,157) (39,610,157) (19,537,756)
Share information
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
25,982,754 25,662,100 25,970,571 24,804,184
Loss per share (basic/diluted)
EUR (0.26) EUR (1.53) EUR (0.79)
Loss for the period
(14,501,446) (6,774,157) (39,610,157) (19,537,756)
Other comprehensive income that may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:
Exchange differences on translation of foreign currency
4,988,141 41,810 5,683,610 25,401
Total comprehensive loss
(9,513,305) (6,732,347) (33,926,548) (19,512,355)

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiary
Condensed consolidated statements of financial position as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018

Sep.30, 2019
(unaudited)
Dec 31, 2018
(in EUR)
ASSETS
Non-current assets
Property, plant and equipment
1,583,254 624,668
Intangible assets
470,995 222,866
Non-current other assets
528,329 -
Non-current financial assets
272,744 207,444
Total non-current assets
2,855,322 1,054,979
Current assets
Current other assets
2,293,538 1,588,702
Current financial assets
109,365,112 101,184,240
Cash and cash equivalents
27,009,808 55,386,240
Total current assets
138,668,459 158,159,183
TOTAL ASSETS
141,523,781 159,214,161
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Equity
Issued capital
3,132,631 3,115,725
Share premium
211,006,606 211,021,835
Other capital reserves
23,999,370 18,310,003
Accumulated deficit
(120,717,345) (81,107,188)
Other components of equity
5,733,805 50,196
Total equity
123,155,067 151,390,571
Non-current liabilities
Lease liabilities
563,993 -
Provisions
43,398 57,148
Government grants
8,044 10,797
Total non-current liabilities
615,435 67,945
Current liabilities
Lease liabilities
340,748 -
Employee benefits
775,484 788,405
Social securities and current other tax liabilities
106,111 309,928
Trade and other payables
16,530,937 6,657,312
Total current liabilities
17,753,280 7,755,645
Total liabilities
18,368,715 7,823,590
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
141,523,781 159,214,161


InflaRx N.V. and subsidiary

Unaudited condensed consolidated statements of changes in shareholders' equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018

Shares outstanding Issued capital Share premium Other capital reserves Accumulated deficit Other components of equity Total equity
(in EUR, except for share data)
Balance as of January 1, 2019
25,964,379 3,115,725 211,021,835 18,310,003 (81,107,188) 50,196 151,390,571
Loss for the period
- - - - (39,610,157 ) - (39,610,157 )
Exchange differences on translation of foreign currency
- - - - - 5,683,610 5,683,610
Total comprehensive loss
- - - - (39,610,157) 5,683,610 (33,926,547)
Transactions with owners of the Company
Contributions
Issued shares
140,876 16,905 (15,229 ) - - - 1,676
Equity-settled share-based payment
- - - 5,689,367 - - 5,689,367
Total contributions
140,876 16,905 (15,229) 5,689,367 - - 5,691,043
Total transactions with owners of the Company
140,876 16,905 (15,229) 5,689,367 - - 5,691,043
Balance as of September 30, 2019*
26,105,255 3,132,631 211,006,606 23,999,370 (120,717,345) 5,733,805 123,155,067
Balance as of January 1, 2018
23,812,100 2,857,452 161,638,566 6,225,353 (51,292,555) 0 119,428,816
Loss for the period
- - - - (19,537,756 ) - (19,537,756 )
Exchange differences on translation of foreign currency
- - - - - 25,401 25,401
Total comprehensive loss
- - - - (19,537,756) 25,401 (19,512,355)
Transactions with owners of the Company
Contributions
Issued shares
1,850,000 222,000 52,768,733 - - - 52,990,733
Transaction costs
- - (3,801,265 ) - - - (3,801,265 )
Equity-settled share-based payment
- - - 9,003,725 - - 9,003,725
Share options exercised
274,584 32,950 418,794 - - - 451,744
Total contributions
2,124,584 254,950 49,386,262 9,003,725 - - 58,644,937
Total transactions with owners of the Company
2,124,584 254,950 49,386,262 9,003,725 - - 58,644,937
Balance as of September 30, 2018*
25,936,684 3,112,402 211,024,828 15,229,077 (70,830,310) 25,401 158,561,398
* unaudited

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiary
Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

2019
(unaudited)
2018
(unaudited)
(in EUR)
Operating activities
Loss for the period
(39,610,157) (19,537,756)
Adjustments for:
Depreciation & Amortization
485,822 105,274
Net financial result
(3,316,586) (5,441,130)
Share based payment expense
5,689,367 9,003,725
Other non-cash adjustments
(285,389) (688,866)
Changes in:
Other assets
(1,233,165) (964,938)
Current financial assets
- 217
Employee benefits
(14,316) 353,185
Social securities and current other tax liabilities
(205,175) 2,970,381
Trade and other payables
9,859,875 (2,016,987)
Interest received
1,653,617 980,442
Interest paid
(19,822) -
Net cash from operating activities
(26,995,930) (15,236,454)
Investing activities
Cash outflow from the purchase of
intangible assets, laboratory and office equipment
(622,265) (537,357)
Cash outflow for the investment in
non-current other financial assets
(75,543) (200,769)
Proceeds from the disposal of
current other financial assets
40,539,826 6,179,502
Purchase of current financial assets
(42,688,210) (110,851,660)
Net cash used in investing activities
(2,846,193) (105,410,284)
Financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of share capital
- 52,990,733
Transaction cost from issuance of share capital
- (3,801,265)
Proceeds from exercise of share options
1,676 451,744
Repayment of leasing debt
(209,176) -
Net cash from financing activities
(207,500) 49,641,212
Effect of exchange rate changes
1,673,191 4,072,716
Change in cash and cash equivalents
(28,376,432) (66,932,810)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
55,386,240 123,281,888
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
27,009,808 56,349,080

About IFX-1:

IFX-1 is a first-in-class monoclonal anti-human complement factor C5a antibody, which highly and effectively blocks the biological activity of C5a and demonstrates high selectivity towards its target in human blood. Thus, IFX-1 leaves the formation of the membrane attack complex (C5b-9) intact as an important defense mechanism, which is not the case for molecules blocking the cleavage of C5. IFX-1 has been demonstrated to control the inflammatory response driven tissue and organ damage by specifically blocking C5a as a key "amplifier" of this response in pre-clinical studies. IFX-1 is believed to be the first monoclonal anti-C5a antibody introduced into clinical development. More than 300 people have been treated with IFX-1 in completed clinical trials, and the antibody has been shown to be well tolerated. IFX-1 is currently being developed for various inflammatory indications, including Hidradenitis Suppurativa, ANCA-associated vasculitis and Pyoderma Gangraenosum.

About InflaRx N.V.:
InflaRx (IFRX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on applying its proprietary anti-C5a technology to discover and develop first-in-class, potent and specific inhibitors of C5a. Complement C5a is a powerful inflammatory mediator involved in the progression of a wide variety of autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases. InflaRx was founded in 2007 and the group has offices and subsidiaries in Jena and Munich, Germany, as well as Ann Arbor, MI, USA. For further information please visit www.inflarx.com.

Contacts:
InflaRx N.V.

Arnd Christ
Chief Financial Officer
info[at]inflarx.de
+49 89-4141 897 800

Media Relations
MC Services AG

Katja Arnold, Laurie Doyle, Andreas Jungfer
inflarx[at]mc-services.eu
+49 89-210 2280

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, which are often indicated by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "could," "intend," "target," "project," "estimate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or "continue" and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements appear in a number of places throughout this release and may include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses and current expectations concerning, among other things, our ongoing and planned preclinical development and clinical trials, the timing of and our ability to make regulatory filings and obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates, our intellectual property position, our ability to develop commercial functions, expectations regarding clinical trial data, our results of operations, cash needs, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, future transactions, growth and strategies, the industry in which we operate, the trends that may affect the industry or us and the risks uncertainties and other factors described under the heading "Risk Factors" in InflaRx's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Given these risks, uncertainties and other factors, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future, except as required by law.

SOURCE: InflaRx N.V.



View source version on accesswire.com:
https://www.accesswire.com/565674/InflaRx-Reports-Third-Quarter-2019-Financial-Operating-Results