Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on November 14, 2013

CRANBURY, N.J., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential, today announced results for its first quarter ended September 30, 2013. 

Recent Highlights
Bremelanotide development for Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD):

  • Successful completion of device bioequivalence trial
  • Receipt of a $1.0 million, non-refundable option fee relating to negotiation of a potential future license of bremelanotide in a defined territory outside North America
  • Pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials anticipated to start in the first quarter of calendar year 2014

The Company obtained patents during the quarter:

  • U.S. Patent 8,487,073, entitled "Melanocortin Receptor-Specific Peptides for Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction" issued July 16, 2013, claiming composition of matter on novel peptides for treatment of sexual dysfunction, obesity and related indications
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,492,517, entitled "Melanocortin-1 Receptor-Specific Cyclic Peptides" issued July 23, 2013, claiming composition of matter of lead peptides for treatment of inflammation-related diseases

First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results
Palatin reported a net loss of $4.5 million, or $(0.04) per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, compared to a net loss of $10.5 million, or $(0.15) per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2012.    

The decrease in net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 compared to the same period last fiscal year was mainly attributable to the recognition of a $7.1 million, non-operating expense, in the quarter ended September 30, 2012, which represented the increase in fair value of warrants issued in connection with Palatin's private placement that closed on July 3, 2012.

Revenue
There were no revenues recorded in the quarter ended September 30, 2013, compared to $4,000 for the same period in 2012.  Revenue consisted entirely of reimbursement of development costs and per-employee compensation earned at the contractual rate pursuant to Palatin's license agreement with AstraZeneca. 

Operating Expenses
For the quarter ended September 30, 2013, total operating expenses were $4.5 million compared to $3.4 million for the comparable quarter of 2012.  The increase in operating expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was the result of an increase in costs primarily relating to Palatin's bremelanotide for the treatment of FSD program.

Cash Position
Palatin's cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $22.3 million as of September 30, 2013, compared to cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $24.4 million at June 30, 2013.  Current liabilities were $4.2 million as of September 30, 2013 compared to $2.1 million as of June 30, 2013.

Palatin believes its existing capital resources will be adequate to fund its currently planned operations, including submitting complete protocols for pivotal Phase 3 studies to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but not initiating patient enrollment, through at least calendar year 2014.

Conference Call / Webcast
Palatin will host a conference call and webcast on November 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results of operations in greater detail and an update on corporate developments including the status of partnering Bremelanotide for sexual dysfunction in the United States and Europe.  Individuals interested in listening to the conference call live can dial 1-888-280-4443 (domestic) or 1-719-457-2601 (international), pass code 3153901.  The webcast and replay can be accessed by logging on to the "Investor/Media Center-Webcasts" section of Palatin's website at http://www.palatin.com.  A telephone and webcast replay will be available approximately one hour after the completion of the call.  To access the telephone replay, dial 1-888-203-1112 (domestic) or 1-719-457-0820 (international), pass code 3153901.  The webcast and telephone replay will be available through November 21, 2013. 

About Palatin Technologies, Inc.
Palatin Technologies, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor- specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential. Palatin's strategy is to develop products and then form marketing collaborations with industry leaders in order to maximize their commercial potential.  For additional information regarding Palatin, please visit Palatin's website at www.palatin.com.

Forward-looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements about future expectations of Palatin Technologies, Inc., such as statements about clinical trial results, potential actions by regulatory agencies including the FDA, regulatory plans, development programs, proposed indications for product candidates and market potential for product candidates, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Palatin intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Palatin's actual results to be materially different from its historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Palatin's actual results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements for reasons including, but not limited to, results of clinical trials, regulatory actions by the FDA and the need for regulatory approvals, Palatin's ability to fund development of its technology and establish and successfully complete clinical trials, the length of time and cost required to complete clinical trials and submit applications for regulatory approvals, products developed by competing pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, commercial acceptance of Palatin's products, and other factors discussed in Palatin's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Palatin is not responsible for updating for events that occur after the date of this press release.

(Financial Statement Data Follows)

PALATIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

and Subsidiary

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited)






Three Months Ended September 30,


2013


2012





REVENUES:

$                       -


$               3,806





OPERATING EXPENSES:




Research and development

3,449,140


2,343,313

General and administrative

1,043,510


1,061,016

Total operating expenses

4,492,650


3,404,329





Loss from operations

(4,492,650)


(3,400,523)





OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):




Investment income

5,319


14,371

Interest expense

(1,851)


(2,282)

Increase in fair value of warrants

-


(7,069,165)

Gain on disposition of supplies and equipment

-


4,620

Total other income (expense), net

3,468


(7,052,456)





NET LOSS

$        (4,489,182)


$     (10,452,979)





Basic and diluted net loss per common share

$                 (0.04)


$                (0.15)





Weighted average number of common shares

outstanding used in computing basic and diluted net

loss per common share

106,609,720


71,669,170

 

PALATIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

and Subsidiary

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)






September 30, 2013


June 30, 2013

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$               18,585,093


$               19,167,632

Short-term investments

3,749,926


5,249,654

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

251,703


332,267

Total current assets

22,586,722


24,749,553





Property and equipment, net

245,412


266,415

Other assets

57,925


58,131

Total assets

$               22,890,059


$               25,074,099





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Capital lease obligations

$                      14,068


$                      19,909

Accounts payable 

990,898


338,726

Accrued expenses

2,191,421


1,701,727

Unearned revenue

1,000,000


-

Total current liabilities

4,196,387


2,060,362





Deferred rent

26,155


35,460

Total liabilities

4,222,542


2,095,822





Stockholders' equity:




Preferred stock of $0.01 par value – authorized 10,000,000 shares;




Series A Convertible; issued and outstanding 4,697 shares as of September 30, 2013 and June 30, 2013 

47


47

Common stock of $0.01 par value – authorized 300,000,000 shares;




 issued and outstanding 39,191,655 shares as of September 30, 2013 and 39,116,948 as of June 30, 2013, respectively

391,917


391,169

Additional paid-in capital

282,870,194


282,692,520

Accumulated deficit 

(264,594,641)


(260,105,459)

Total stockholders' equity

18,667,517


22,978,277

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$               22,890,059


$               25,074,099

 

 

SOURCE Palatin Technologies, Inc.



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