Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on November 12, 2015

12 Nov, 2015, 07:30 ET from Palatin Technologies, Inc.

CRANBURY, N.J., Nov. 12, 2015 /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, 2015. 

Recent Highlights

  • Bremelanotide development for Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD):
    • Palatin's two Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of FSD initiated in December 2014 and January 2015 are progressing as planned and meeting target objectives.
    • Patient enrollment is over 90% complete and is expected to be completed by the end of this calendar year.
    • Top-line results are expected to be released in the third quarter of calendar year 2016.
    • The clinical trials are designed to randomize approximately 1,100 women (~550 each trial) to evaluate efficacy and safety of subcutaneous bremelanotide in premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder as an on-demand, as-needed treatment. For more information visit reconnectstudy.com.

 

 

  • Financing Transactions
    • July 2015, Palatin closed on $30 million of debt and equity financing consisting of:
      • $10 million venture loan, which includes an interest-only payment period for the first eighteen months of a four year secured term loan.
      • $20 million private placement of Series E warrants to purchase 21,917,808 shares of common stock and Series F warrants to purchase 2,191,781 shares of common stock. 

First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Financial Results 
Palatin reported a net loss of $(12.4) million, or $(0.08) per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to net income of $0.8 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2014.    

The difference for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 was primarily attributable to the increase in expenses relating to the Phase 3 clinical trial program with bremelanotide for FSD in the quarter ended September 30, 2015 and secondarily to the revenue recognition of the upfront payment relating to the license agreement with Gedeon Richter in the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Revenue 
There were no revenues recorded in the quarter ended September 30, 2015. Palatin recognized $4.9 million of license revenue under our agreement with Gedeon Richter for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, which consisted entirely of the portion of the license payment that was non-contingent and non-refundable. 

Operating Expenses 
Total operating expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 were $11.8 million compared to $4.0 million for the comparable quarter of 2014.  The increase in operating expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was the result of an increase in costs primarily relating to the Phase 3 clinical trial program with bremelanotide for FSD.

Other Income/Expense 
Total other income (expense), net, was $(0.6) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 consisting primarily of interest expense related to the venture debt and $(0.1) million primarily consisting of a foreign exchange transaction loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Cash Position 
Palatin's cash and cash equivalents were $47.5 million as of September 30, 2015, compared to cash and cash equivalents $27.3 million at June 30, 2015.  Current liabilities were $10.6 million as of September 30, 2015, compared to $7.4 million as of June 30, 2015.

Palatin believes that existing capital resources will be adequate to fund our planned operations through the quarter ending September 30, 2016.

CONFERENCE CALL / WEBCAST  
Palatin will host a conference call and webcast on November 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results of operations in greater detail and an update on corporate developments.  Individuals interested in listening to the conference call live can dial 1-877-876-9177 (domestic) or 1-785-424-1666 (international), pass code 194249.  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 194249.  The webcast and telephone replay will be available through November 19, 2015. 

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,



2015


2014







REVENUES:





License revenue

$                       -


$          4,932,315







OPERATING EXPENSES:





Research and development

10,597,714


2,923,966


General and administrative

1,199,937


1,114,461


Total operating expenses

11,797,651


4,038,427







(Loss) income from operations

(11,797,651)


893,888







OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):





Interest income

15,740


3,799


Interest expense

(628,008)


(1,730)


Foreign exchange transaction loss

-


(101,283)


Total other income (expense), net

(612,268)


(99,214)












NET (LOSS) INCOME

$      (12,409,919)


$             794,674







Basic net (loss) income per common share

$                 (0.08)


$                   0.01







Diluted net (loss) income per common share

$                 (0.08)


$                   0.01







Weighted average number of common shares outstanding used in computing basic net (loss) income per common share

156,357,755


106,953,898







Weighted average number of common shares outstanding used in computing diluted net (loss) income per common share

156,357,755


107,946,021







 

PALATIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

and Subsidiary

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)






September 30, 2015


June 30, 2015

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$               47,523,791


$               27,299,268

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

1,810,151


1,896,747

Total current assets

49,333,942


29,196,015





Property and equipment, net

130,199


123,158

Other assets

219,983


155,279

Total assets

$               49,684,124


$               29,474,452





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable 

$                 3,436,844


$                 1,106,484

Accrued expenses

6,247,586


6,223,483

Notes payable, net of discount

907,259


-

Capital lease obligations

26,251


25,871

Total current liabilities

10,617,940


7,355,838





Notes payable, net of discount, net of current portion

18,618,459


9,781,086

Capital lease obligations

35,041


41,749

Other non-current liabilities

178,261


91,304

Total liabilities

29,449,701


17,269,977





Stockholders' equity:




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




Series A Convertible; issued and outstanding 4,030 shares as of September 30, 2015 and 4,697 shares as of June 30, 2015, respectively 

40


47

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




issued and outstanding 68,029,352 shares as of September 30, 2015 and 57,128,433 shares as of June 30, 2015, respectively

680,293


571,284

Additional paid-in capital

323,663,325


303,332,460

Accumulated deficit 

(304,109,235)


(291,699,316)

Total stockholders' equity

20,234,423


12,204,475

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$               49,684,124


$               29,474,452





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