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KalVista Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Results

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– Preparing for Initiation of KVD900 Phase 3 Clinical Trial–

– KVD824 Phase 2 KOMPLETE Clinical Trial Enrolling –

– Funded Beyond Data on Both HAE Trials –

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & SALISBURY, England, December 09, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KALV), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule protease inhibitors, today provided an operational update and released financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2021.

"This quarter we made great strides in advancing the two distinct compounds in our oral hereditary angioedema franchise into later stage trials. We are very pleased with the Phase 3 trial design for KVD900, our candidate for on-demand HAE therapy, where we believe the primary endpoint is both meaningful to patients and was successful in our Phase 2 trial. The KVD824 KOMPLETE Phase 2 protocol for prophylactic treatment of HAE has regulatory approvals in 12 of the 13 countries where the trial will be conducted," said Andrew Crockett, Chief Executive Officer of KalVista. "Importantly, we are funded into at least early 2024, beyond both the KVD900 Phase 3 and KVD824 Phase 2 clinical trial data sets."

Second Fiscal Quarter and Recent Business Highlights:

  • Initiated KOMPLETE, the Phase 2 clinical trial of KVD824 that is currently enrolling patients.

  • Presented Phase 2 data for KVD900 at American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting. Data presentations included an oral presentation and poster presentation on Phase 2 clinical trial data. The data showed that KVD900 was rapidly absorbed which was associated with a significantly shorter median time to initial symptom relief with KVD900 than with placebo. Patient reported outcomes captured in the phase 2 trial suggested that attack symptom improvement with use of KVD900 was clinically meaningful from the patients’ perspective.

  • Completed an End-of-Phase 2 meeting with the FDA which confirmed that KalVista’s Phase 3 trial design, similar to the successful Phase 2 trial, is expected to be appropriate to support an NDA submission. The primary endpoint of this Phase 3 trial is time to beginning of symptom relief using the PGI-C scale that was one of the endpoints in the Phase 2 study. The trial is expected to be conducted at more than 50 sites worldwide and recruit approximately 100 patients, consistent with late stage trials of approved on-demand treatments for HAE. The trial is intended to evaluate all HAE attacks, including laryngeal attacks and breakthrough attacks for patients using prophylaxis. Similar to the Phase 2 trial for KVD900, patients will administer treatment as soon as they recognize the onset of an attack. Patients are expected to begin dosing in the trial during the first quarter of calendar year 2022.

Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results:

  • Revenue: No revenue was recognized for the three months ended October 31, 2021 or October 31, 2020.

  • R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $17.5 million for the three months ended October 31, 2021, compared to $9.1 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year. The increase in R&D expenses during the quarter primarily reflects increased preclinical spending, the ongoing Phase 2 KOMPLETE clinical trial for KVD824, and the ongoing preparation for the Phase 3 clinical trial for KVD900.

  • G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses were $6.1 million for the three months ended October 31, 2021, compared to $3.6 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year. The increase in G&A expenses was primarily due to an increase in compensation related expenses and to a lesser extent, increases in facility expenses, commercial planning expenses, and other administrative costs.

  • Net Loss: Net loss was $19.7 million, or $(0.80) per weighted average basic and diluted share, for the three months ended October 31, 2021, compared to net loss of $10.4 million, or $(0.58) per weighted average basic and diluted share for the same period in the prior fiscal year. The increase in net loss and net loss per share primarily resulted from the increase in operating expenses, primarily research and development.

  • Cash Position: Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $209.8 million as of October 31, 2021, compared to $248.9 million as of April 30, 2021. The decrease in the net cash position was due to increased operating expenses.

About the KOMPLETE Clinical Trial

KOMPLETE is the worldwide Phase 2 clinical trial of KVD824 as a potential oral prophylactic therapy for HAE. The trial is a randomized, double-blind, parallel group design evaluating twice-daily dosing of 300 mg, 600 mg, and 900 mg KVD824 against placebo for 12 weeks. KOMPLETE is intended to enroll 48 HAE patients randomized into four equal arms after they report experiencing a minimum of three attacks in an eight-week run-in period. The primary endpoint of the trial is the rate of investigator confirmed HAE attacks during the treatment period. Secondary endpoints include the proportion of participants without investigator confirmed HAE attacks and the rate of investigator confirmed HAE attacks that require conventional treatment. KOMPLETE will be conducted at more than 30 sites in 13 countries.

About KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule protease inhibitors for diseases with significant unmet need. KalVista has developed a proprietary portfolio of novel, small molecule plasma kallikrein inhibitors initially targeting hereditary angioedema (HAE) and diabetic macular edema (DME). KalVista is developing KVD900 as an oral on-demand therapy for acute HAE attacks, which completed a Phase 2 efficacy trial in February 2021. KVD824 is in development for prophylactic treatment of HAE with the Phase 2 KOMPLETE clinical trial underway. In addition, KalVista’s oral Factor XIIa inhibitor program represents a new generation of therapies that may further improve the treatment of HAE for patients. In DME, an intravitreally administered plasma kallikrein inhibitor, called KVD001, has completed a Phase 2 clinical trial.

For more information, please visit www.kalvista.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "estimate," "expect," "strategy," "future," "likely," "may," "should," "will" and similar references to future periods. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including the potential impact of COVID-19, that could cause actual results to differ materially from what we expect. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, our expectations about safety and efficacy of our product candidates and timing of clinical trials and its results, our ability to commence or complete clinical studies, including our Phase 2 KOMPLETE clinical trial, and to obtain regulatory approvals for KVD900, KVD824 and other candidates in development, our ability to resolve a clinical hold with regards to KVD824, the ability of KVD900, KVD824 and other candidates in development to treat HAE or DME, the future progress and potential success of our oral Factor XIIa program, and the sufficiency of our cash, cash equivalents and investments to fund our operations. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect our business and financial results are detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2021, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and our other reports that we may make from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

KalVista Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

October 31,

April 30,

2021

2021

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

46,491

$

50,592

Marketable securities

163,322

198,337

Research and development tax credit receivable

17,399

10,418

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

7,266

4,917

Total current assets

234,478

264,264

Property and equipment, net

2,180

1,791

Right of use assets

6,959

5,758

Other assets

193

200

Total assets

$

243,810

$

272,013

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

3,159

$

1,981

Accrued expenses

6,025

6,930

Lease liability - current portion

930

863

Total current liabilities

10,114

9,774

Long-term liabilities:

Lease liability - net of current portion

6,224

5,046

Total long-term liabilities

6,224

5,046

Stockholders’ equity:

Common stock, $0.001 par value

24

24

Additional paid-in capital

432,763

426,437

Accumulated deficit

(203,595

)

(167,836

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,720

)

(1,432

)

Total stockholders’ equity

227,472

257,193

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

243,810

$

272,013

KalVista Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

October 31,

October 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenue

$

$

$

$

Operating expenses:

Research and development

17,546

9,148

31,215

20,313

General and administrative

6,057

3,633

11,903

6,912

Total operating expenses

23,603

12,781

43,118

27,225

Operating loss

(23,603

)

(12,781

)

(43,118

)

(27,225

)

Other income:

Interest income

290

193

564

451

Foreign currency exchange rate (loss) gain

(280

)

(24

)

(331

)

414

Other income

3,943

2,186

7,127

5,119

Total other income

3,953

2,355

7,360

5,984

Net loss

$

(19,650

)

$

(10,426

)

$

(35,758

)

$

(21,241

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.80

)

$

(0.58

)

$

(1.46

)

$

(1.19

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

24,439,623

17,907,393

24,434,852

17,877,988

KalVista Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands, unaudited)

Six Months Ended

October 31,

2021

2020

Cash flows from operating activities

Net loss

$

(35,758

)

$

(21,241

)

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

Depreciation and amortization

259

261

Stock-based compensation expense

5,655

2,436

Realized loss (gain) from sale of marketable securities

120

(116

)

Non-cash operating lease expense

46

17

Amortization of premium on marketable securities

1,424

137

Foreign currency exchange loss (gain)

266

(168

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Research and development tax credit receivable

(7,252

)

2,322

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(2,419

)

3,031

Accounts payable

1,163

446

Accrued expenses

(784

)

1,335

Net cash used in operating activities

(37,280

)

(11,540

)

Cash flows from investing activities

Purchases of marketable securities

(51,695

)

(19,342

)

Sales and maturities of marketable securities

84,862

31,261

Acquisition of property and equipment

(643

)

(35

)

Net cash provided by investing activities

32,524

11,884

Cash flows from financing activities

Issuance of common stock from equity incentive plans

671

106

Net cash provided by financing activities

671

106

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(16

)

(65

)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(4,101

)

385

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

50,592

15,789

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

46,491

$

16,174

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Contacts

KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Leah Monteiro
Senior Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
857-999-0808
leah.monteiro@kalvista.com