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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RAPT Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RAPT), a clinical-stage, immunology-based biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing oral small molecule therapies for patients with significant unmet needs in oncology and inflammatory diseases, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020 and provided an update on recent operational and business progress.

“Earlier today, we reported positive initial data from our ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating FLX475 in multiple cancer indications,” said Brian Wong, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of RAPT Therapeutics. “With the advancement of this program and continued enrollment for our ongoing Phase 1b study of RPT193 in atopic dermatitis, which we now expect to read out in the first half of 2021, we are well positioned for multiple catalysts in 2021.”

Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020

Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2020
Net loss for the third quarter of 2020 was $14.6 million, compared to $10.0 million for the third quarter of 2019.

Research and development expenses for the third quarter of 2020 were $12.9 million, compared to $8.6 million for the same period in 2019 due to increased clinical costs for FLX475 and RPT193, increased personnel costs and stock-based compensation expense, an increase in preclinical program costs and laboratory supplies.

General and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2020 were $3.2 million, compared to $1.7 million for the same period of 2019. The increase was primarily due to an increase in stock-based compensation expense, personnel costs, legal and accounting fees and insurance expense offset by a decrease in consulting costs.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020
Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $40.2 million, compared to $29.8 million for the same period in 2019.

Research and development expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $34.6 million, compared to $24.7 million for the same period in 2019. The increase was primarily due to an increase in clinical costs relating to FLX475 and RPT193, increased preclinical program costs as well as increased stock-based compensation and personnel expenses, offset by decreases in lab supplies and travel costs.

General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $9.3 million, compared to $6.1 million for the same period of 2019. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to increased stock-based compensation expense, increased personnel costs, an increase in legal and accounting fees as well as insurance expense offset by a decrease in travel and consulting costs.

As of September 30, 2020, we had cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities of $122.8 million.

About RAPT Therapeutics, Inc.
RAPT Therapeutics is a clinical stage immunology-based biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing oral small molecule therapies for patients with significant unmet needs in oncology and inflammatory diseases. Utilizing its proprietary discovery and development engine, the Company is developing highly selective small molecules designed to modulate the critical immune drivers underlying these diseases. RAPT has discovered and advanced two unique drug candidates, FLX475 and RPT193, each targeting C-C motif chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4), for the treatment of cancer and inflammation, respectively. The Company is also pursuing a range of targets, including hematopoietic progenitor kinase 1 (HPK1) and general control nonderepressible 2 (GCN2), that are in the discovery stage of development.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Each of these statements is based only on current information, assumptions and expectations that are inherently subject to change and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about clinical development progress and the timing of results from clinical trials of FLX475 and RPT193. Detailed information regarding risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by statements in this press release may be found in RAPT’s most recent Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and subsequent filings made by RAPT with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. RAPT disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

RAPT Media Contact:
Angela Bitting
media@rapt.com
(925) 202-6211

RAPT Investor Contact:
Sylvia Wheeler
swheeler@wheelhouselsa.com


RAPT THERAPEUTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Revenue

$

1,528

$

$

3,740

$

Operating expenses:

Research and development

12,912

8,582

34,581

24,720

General and administrative

3,197

1,733

9,288

6,094

Total operating expenses

16,109

10,315

43,869

30,814

Loss from operations

(14,581

)

(10,315

)

(40,129

)

(30,814

)

Other income, net

237

344

763

1,033

Net loss before taxes

(14,344

)

(9,971

)

(39,366

)

(29,781

)

Provision for income taxes

287

791

Net loss

(14,631

)

(9,971

)

(40,157

)

(29,781

)

Other comprehensive income (loss):

Foreign currency translation adjustment

(70

)

15

(65

)

17

Unrealized gain on marketable securities

(33

)

119

Total comprehensive loss

$

(14,734

)

$

(9,956

)

$

(40,103

)

$

(29,764

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.60

)

$

(12.41

)

$

(1.67

)

$

(40.15

)

Weighted average number of shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted

24,449,115

803,229

23,989,926

741,711



RAPT THERAPEUTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

September 30,

December 31,

2020

2019

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

20,229

$

77,383

Marketable securities

102,557

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,722

3,123

Total current assets

125,508

80,506

Property and equipment, net

3,073

3,707

Other assets

389

389

Total assets

$

128,970

$

84,602

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

4,405

$

1,143

Accrued expenses

5,669

3,642

Deferred revenue

5,128

4,000

Other current liabilities

389

471

Total current liabilities

15,591

9,256

Deferred rent, net of current portion

2,200

2,225

Deferred revenue, non-current

1,132

Commitments

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock

2

2

Additional paid-in capital

312,078

235,049

Accumulated other comprehensive income

74

20

Accumulated deficit

(202,107

)

(161,950

)

Total stockholders' equity

110,047

73,121

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

128,970

$

84,602