Egalet Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

--Company began commercializing OXAYDO™ and closed $86.3 million equity financing--

--Webcast and conference call at 8:30 AM EST--

04 Nov, 2015, 06:00 ET from Egalet Corporation

WAYNE, Pa., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet"), a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative treatments for pain and other conditions, today reported business highlights and financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2015.   

Third quarter highlights include:

  • Raised gross proceeds of $86.3 million in an equity financing;
  • Began the commercial promotion of OXAYDO (oxycodone HCI, USP) tablets for oral use only –CII, an opioid agonist indicated for the management of acute and chronic moderate to severe pain where the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate, and the only immediate-release oxycodone designed to discourage abuse via the route of snorting, to healthcare providers;
  • Grew sales of SPRIX® Nasal Spray, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated in adult patients for the short-term (up to five days) management of moderate to moderately severe pain that requires analgesia at the opioid level, 114% from second quarter to third quarter;
  • Announced plans to expand commercial reach with an additional 21 sales representatives in place by January 2016;
  • Had a successful pre-NDA meeting with the FDA regarding the new drug application (NDA) for ARYMO™ (formerly Egalet-001), an abuse-deterrent, extended-release morphine, which is expected to be filed in the fourth quarter;
  • Announced plans to expand manufacturing to support the potential commercialization of ARYMO;
  • Shared plans to submit an investigational new drug application in the second half of 2016 for a Guardian™ Technology abuse-deterrent stimulant, Egalet-003; and
  • Presented five scientific abstracts at PainWeek in Las Vegas highlighting the breadth of Egalet's products and product candidates from SPRIX Nasal Spray as a treatment option versus commonly used opioids to the robust abuse-deterrent profiles of ARYMO and Egalet-002, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release oxycodone.

"In the third quarter Egalet expanded the base of SPRIX prescribers, began commercial promotion of its second product, OXAYDO, and raised $86.3 million through an equity financing to put ourselves in a strong cash position—even more important now considering the recent volatility in market conditions," said Bob Radie, Egalet's president and chief executive officer. "In addition, we had a successful pre-NDA meeting with the FDA and are on track to submit an NDA for ARYMO in the fourth quarter—a significant milestone for the company as this will be our first product fully developed using our proprietary Guardian™ Technology."

Third Quarter of 2015 Financial Results

  • Cash Position: Cash and marketable securities as of September 30, 2015 were $169.1 million compared to $108.4 million as of June 30, 2015. The net increase in cash and marketable securities of $60.7 million in the third quarter 2015, primarily consisted of cash inflows of $80.8 million in net proceeds from the follow on public equity offering, reduced by $20.1 million in net cash outflows to fund operations.
  • Revenue: Net product sales of SPRIX increased to $1.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 from $607,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2015. Related party revenue of $390,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was a result of an increase in amortization of deferred revenue related to the $10.0 million Shionogi milestone payment received in the second quarter of 2015, partially offset by a decrease in research and development services performed under Egalet's collaboration agreement with Shionogi.
  • Costs of Sales: Cost of sales was $349,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 attributable entirely to sales of SPRIX which commenced in February 2015.
  • G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses increased to $5.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $3.8 million for the same period in 2014. This increase was primarily attributable to an increase in employee salary and benefits of $1.0 million and $940,000 in professional and administrative fees as we continue to expand Egalet's U.S. operations. These increases were offset by a decrease in stock compensation expense of $166,000.
  • S&M Expenses: Sales and marketing expenses increased to $6.3 million from $367,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 related to the establishment of the commercial operations in the U.S. and launch activities for SPRIX and OXAYDO compared to minimal sales and marketing costs in the same period in 2014. 
  • R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses decreased to $4.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 from $6.3 million for the same period in 2014. This decrease was driven primarily by a decrease in Egalet's development costs for ARYMO of $2.8 million and a decrease in stock compensation expense of $607,000. These decreases were partially offset by an increase in our development costs of Egalet-002 of $2.0 million.
  • Interest Expense: Interest expense of $2.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was primarily related to the 5.50% convertible senior notes.
  • Net Loss: Net loss increased to $17.4 million, or a loss of $0.81 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2015 from a net loss of $10.2 million, or a loss of $0.63 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Conference Call Information Egalet's management will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter 2015 financial results:

Date:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Time: 

8:30 a.m. EST

Webcast (live and archive): 

http://egalet.investorroom.com/eventsandwebcasts

Dial-in numbers: 

1-888-346-2615 (domestic)

1-412-902-4253 (international)

Replay numbers 

1-877-344-7529 (domestic)

1-412-317-0088 (international)

Conference number: 

10075117

About Egalet Egalet, a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative treatments for pain and other conditions. The Company has two approved products: OXAYDO™(oxycodone HCI, USP) tablets for oral use only –CII and SPRIX® (ketorolac tromethamine) Nasal Spray. In addition, using Egalet's proprietary Guardian™ Technology, the Company is developing a pipeline of clinical-stage, opioid-based product candidates that are specifically designed to deter abuse by physical and chemical manipulation. The lead programs, ARYMO, formerly known as Egalet-001, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral morphine formulation, and Egalet-002, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral oxycodone formulation, are in late-stage clinical development for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock opioid treatment and for which alternative treatments are inadequate. Egalet's Guardian Technology can be applied broadly across different classes of pharmaceutical products and can be used to develop combination products that include multiple active pharmaceutical ingredients with similar or different release profiles. Full additional information on Egalet, please visit egalet.com. For full prescribing information on SPRIX, please visit sprix.com and for Oxaydo please visit oxaydo.com. For full prescribing information on SPRIX, including the black box warning, please visit sprix.com. For full prescribing information on OXAYDO, please visit oxaydo.com.

Safe Harbor Statements included in this press release (including but not limited to upcoming milestones) that are not historical in nature are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the success of Egalet's clinical trials, including the timely recruitment of trial subjects and meeting the timelines therefor; Egalet's ability to obtain regulatory approval of Egalet's product candidates; ability to maintain the intellectual property position of Egalet's products and product candidates; ability to have third parties manufacture Egalet's products; the Company's ability to service its debt obligations; competitive factors; the Company's ability to find and hire qualified sales professionals; the receptivity in the marketplace and among physicians to Egalet's products; general market conditions; and other risks factors described in Egalet's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Egalet assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking-statements contained in this press release whether as a result of new information or future events, except as may be required by law.

Investor and Media Contact: E. Blair Clark-Schoeb Senior Vice President, Communications Email: bcs@egalet.com Tel: 917-432-9275

Tables Follow

       

Egalet Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

December 31, 2014

 

September 30,

2015

(unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

52,738

$

77,158

Marketable securities, available for sale

91,911

Related party receivable

679

102

Inventory

3,552

Other current assets

577

Prepaid expenses

698

1,374

Other receivables

1,011

922

Total current assets

55,126

175,596

Intangible assets, net

184

10,993

Property and equipment, net

4,417

4,106

Deposits and other assets

843

3,263

Total assets

$

60,570

$

193,958

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

4,209

$

3,469

Accrued expenses

2,554

5,103

Deferred revenue

588

13,718

Debt - current

3,970

License fee payable

2,500

Other current liabilities

78

68

Total current liabilities

7,429

28,828

Debt -- non-current portion, net

50,647

Deferred income tax liability

25

27

Deferred revenue -- non-current portion

8,855

16,508

Derivative liability

1,097

Other liabilities

185

Total liabilities

16,309

97,292

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock--$0.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized at   December 31, 2014 and September 30, 2015; 17,283,663 and   25,059,474 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014   and September 30, 2015, respectively

17

25

Additional paid-in capital

121,028

224,034

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(171)

389

Accumulated deficit

(76,613)

(127,782)

Total stockholders' equity

44,261

96,666

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

60,570

$

193,958

       

Egalet Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2014

2015

2014

2015

Revenues:

Net product sales

$

$

1,296

$

$

2,065

Related party revenues

346

390

1,094

1,361

Total revenues

346

1,686

1,094

3,426

Cost and Expenses:

Cost of sales (excluding amortization of   product rights)

349

650

Amortization of product rights

505

1,468

General and administrative

3,827

5,515

11,708

16,014

Sales and marketing

367

6,283

482

11,142

Research and development

6,346

4,602

16,487

19,905

Total costs and expenses

10,540

17,254

28,677

49,179

Loss from operations

(10,194)

(15,568)

(27,583)

(45,753)

Other (income) expense:

Change in fair value of derivative liability

(592)

181

Interest (income) expense

(5)

2,380

7,084

5,146

Other (gain) loss

(2)

(Gain) loss on foreign currency exchange

(46)

2

(3)

87

(51)

1,790

7,081

5,412

Loss before provision for income taxes

(10,143)

(17,358)

(34,664)

(51,165)

Provision for income taxes

35

1

84

4

Net loss

$

(10,178)

$

(17,359)

$

(34,748)

$

(51,169)

Per share information:

Net loss per share of common stock, basic   and diluted

$

(0.63)

$

(0.81)

$

(2.49)

$

(2.81)

Weighted-average shares outstanding,   basic and diluted

16,206,530

21,530,153

13,934,824

18,182,781

    

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