OncoSec Announces Second Quarter and YTD Results for Fiscal Year 2016 and Calendar 2016 Milestones

Mar 08, 2016, 06:00 ET from OncoSec Medical Incorporated

SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated ("OncoSec") (NASDAQ: ONCS), a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, today announced key corporate objectives as well as financial results for the second quarter and year to date ended January 31, 2016.

CORPORATE OBJECTIVES 
"As we enter the next quarter, we are confident in our team's mission to deliver safer and more effective intratumoral immunotherapies to provide long-term benefits for cancer patients. The fundamental goal of our technology, ImmunoPulse™ IL-12, is to promote a systemic, tumor-specific immune response. We believe this holds the greatest potential to provide meaningful clinical benefit to patients and investment value to OncoSec's shareholders," said Punit Dhillon, President and CEO of OncoSec. "Our objectives over the next year are focused on establishing clinical response data to support the combination rationale for ImmunoPulse™ IL-12 with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 as well as identifying a new lead candidate to expand our ImmunoPulse platform and deliver multiple immune molecules in a single treatment."

OncoSec's development milestones and value drivers over the next 12 months include:

  • Complete patient enrollment in the Phase II combination trial of ImmunoPulse™ IL-12 with anti-PD-1 in patients with metastatic melanoma
  • Present preliminary clinical and biomarker data from our Phase II melanoma clinical trials at upcoming scientific conferences; data to be used to finalize development strategy
  • Identify novel "multi-gene" combination ImmunoPulse™ candidate
  • Complete triple negative breast cancer pilot study as proof-of-concept and present interim data
  • Present data from our preclinical programs, including studies with our existing industry collaborators

FINANCIAL RESULTS
For the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and the six months ended January 31, 2016, OncoSec reported a net loss of $7.0 million and $14.1 million, or $0.42 per share and $0.89 per share, respectively, compared to a net loss of $4.6 million and $8.7 million, or $0.38 per share and $0.71 per share, respectively, for the same periods last year. The increase in net loss for the year ended January 31, 2016, compared with the same period in 2015, resulted primarily from (i) an increase of $3.1 million in personnel costs, inclusive of non-cash stock-based compensation (ii) an increase of $1.3 million in clinical studies costs due to the progression of patient treatments in all of our clinical programs, (iii) an increase of $0.5 million related to outside services primarily associated with discovery research and next generation electroporation device development and (iv) an increase of $0.5 million in facility costs which consists primarily of rental expense due to the relocation of our Corporate headquarters, which includes onsite laboratory space. There were no revenues for the three and six months ended January 31, 2016 or January 31, 2015.

Research and development expenses were $4.1 million and $7.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and the six months ended January 31, 2016, respectively, compared to $2.9 million and $5.4 million for the same periods in 2015. General and administrative expenses were $2.9 million and $6.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and the six months ended January 31, 2016, compared to $1.7 million and $3.3 million for the same period in 2015.

At January 31, 2016, OncoSec had $28.8 million in cash and cash equivalents, as compared to $32.0 million of cash and cash equivalents at July 31, 2015. OncoSec expects these funds to be sufficient to allow it to continue to operate its business for at least the next 12 months.

About OncoSec Medical Incorporated
OncoSec is a biotechnology company developing DNA-based intratumoral immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company's investigational technology, ImmunoPulse™, is designed to enhance the local delivery and uptake of DNA-based immune-targeting agents, such as interleukin-12 (IL-12). In Phase I and II clinical trials, OncoSec's lead program, ImmunoPulse™ IL-12, demonstrated a favorable safety profile and evidence of anti-tumor activity in the treatment of various skin cancers as well as the potential to initiate a systemic immune response. ImmunoPulse™ IL-12 is currently in Phase II development for several indications, including metastatic melanoma and triple-negative breast cancer. In addition to ImmunoPulse™ IL-12, the Company is also seeking to identify and develop new immune-targeting agents for use with the ImmunoPulse™ platform. For more information, please visit www.oncosec.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "expect," "may," "will," "goal," "objective," "believe," and similar references to future periods.

Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based on management's current preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause our results to differ materially and adversely from the statements contained herein. Potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those predicted include, among others, the following: uncertainties inherent in pre-clinical studies and clinical trials, such as the ability to enroll patients in clinical trials and the risk of adverse events; unexpected new data, safety and technical issues; our ability to raise additional funding necessary to fund continued operations; and the other factors discussed in OncoSec's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. OncoSec disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

OncoSec Medical Incorporated

Condensed Balance Sheets









(unaudited)
January 31,
2016


July 31,
2015


Assets






Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents


$

28,845,271


$

32,035,264


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


1,219,218


1,532,717


Total Current Assets


30,064,489


33,567,981


Property and equipment, net


2,675,294


1,807,982


Other long-term assets


188,376


214,127


Total Assets


$

32,928,159


$

35,590,090








Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity












Liabilities






Current liabilities






Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$

3,405,093


$

2,360,505


Accrued compensation


605,683


501,446


       Total Current Liabilities


4,010,776


2,861,951


Other long-term liabilities


325,053


32,518


Total Liabilities


4,335,829


2,894,469








Commitments and Contingencies












Stockholders' Equity






Common stock authorized - 160,000,000 common shares with a par value of $0.0001, common stock issued and outstanding — 16,971,214 and 14,820,854 common shares as of January 31, 2016 and July 31, 2015, respectively


25,162


24,947


Additional paid-in capital


79,705,843


71,572,714


Warrants issued and outstanding — 3,073,675 and 1,895,102 warrants as of January 31, 2016 and July 31, 2015, respectively


9,542,579


7,704,103


Accumulated deficit


(60,681,254)


(46,606,143)


Total Stockholders' Equity


28,592,330


32,695,621


Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$

32,928,159


$

35,590,090


 

OncoSec Medical Incorporated

Condensed Statements of Operations (unaudited)













Three Months Ended January 31, 2016


Three Months Ended January 31, 2015


Six Months Ended January 31, 2016


Six Months Ended January 31, 2015


Revenue


$


$


$


$


Expenses:










Research and development


4,113,582


2,859,894


7,772,895


5,361,162


General and administrative


2,924,138


1,758,343


6,300,044


3,317,281


Loss from operations


(7,037,720)


(4,618,237)


(14,072,939)


(8,678,443)


Net loss before income taxes


(7,037,720)


(4,618,237)


(14,072,939)


(8,678,443)


Provision for income taxes




2,172


910


Net loss


$

(7,037,720)


$

(4,618,237)


$

(14,075,111)


$

(8,679,353)


Basic net loss per common share (1)


$

(0.42)


$

(0.38)


$

(0.89)


$

(0.71)


Diluted net loss per common share (1)


$

(0.42)


$

(0.38)


$

(0.89)


$

(0.71)


Weighted average shares used in computing basic net loss per common share (1)


16,761,586


12,312,582


15,794,970


12,272,068


Weighted average shares used in computing diluted net loss per common share (1)


16,761,586


12,312,582


15,794,970


12,272,068


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(1) Recast due to May 2015 reverse stock split.

 

OncoSec Medical Incorporated

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)










Six Months Ended
January 31, 2016


Six Months Ended
January 31, 2015



Operating activities







Net loss


$

(14,075,111)


$

(8,679,353)


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







Depreciation and amortization


151,601


431,650



Loss on disposal of property and equipment


41,989


2,636



Stock-based compensation


3,030,225


1,016,771



Common stock issued for services



30,000



Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







(Increase) in prepaid expenses and other current assets


313,499


(163,758)



(Increase) decrease in other long-term assets


25,751


(186,533)



Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities


1,100,097


181,632



Increase in accrued compensation


104,237




Increase in other long-term liabilities


292,534




Net cash used in operating activities


(9,015,178)


(7,366,955)



Investing activities







Purchases of property and equipment


(1,060,910)


(563,516)



Net cash used in investing activities


(1,060,910)


(563,516)



Financing activities







Proceeds from issuance of common stock and warrants


7,500,010




Payment of financing and offering costs


(613,915)




Proceeds from exercise of warrants and stock options



776,995



Net cash provided by financing activities


6,886,095


776,995



Net (decrease) in cash


(3,189,993)


(7,153,476)



Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period


32,035,264


37,852,694



Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period


$

28,845,271


$

30,699,218









Supplemental disclosure for cash flow information:







Cash paid during the period for:







Interest


$


$


Income taxes


$

2,172


$

910









Noncash investing and financing transaction:







Fair value of placement agent warrants issued in the public offering


$

242,143


$


Issuance of common stock in connection with a contractual agreement


$

55,500


$











 

Contact
Media Relations:
Mary Marolla
OncoSec Medical Incorporated
855-662-6732
media@oncosec.com

 

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