PharmAthene Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial And Operational Results

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, today reported its financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2014.

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, PharmAthene recognized revenue of approximately $3.7 million, compared to approximately $4.3 million for the corresponding period in 2013.  Revenue was derived primarily from contracts with the U.S. government for the development of the Company's biodefense product candidates. The decrease in revenue in the second quarter of 2014 reflects an overall reduction in development activity in the Company's biodefense programs, including the de-scoping of the current SparVax® anthrax vaccine contract.

Research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2014 were approximately $2.4 million, compared to approximately $3.4 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The decrease in research and development expenses during the current period resulted primarily from reduced activity under the Company's biodefense contracts.

Expenses associated with general and administrative functions were approximately $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to approximately $2.3 million for the same period in 2013.

For the second quarter of 2014, PharmAthene's net loss was $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.2 million, or $0.02 per share, for the corresponding period in 2013.

At June 30, 2014, PharmAthene had cash and cash equivalents totaling approximately $11.3 million, compared to approximately $10.5 million at December 31, 2013.  U.S. government billed and unbilled accounts receivable totaled approximately $0.6 million at June 30, 2014, compared to approximately $3.6 million at December 31, 2013. The decrease in receivables in the second quarter of 2014 is a result of reduced development activity in the Company's biodefense programs, as discussed above. The sum total of cash and cash equivalents and U.S. government accounts receivable at June 30, 2014 was approximately $11.9 million, compared to approximately $14.1 million at December 31, 2013.

Eric I. Richman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "As a result of the recent de-scoping and partial termination for convenience of our SparVax® contract, we implemented a corporate downsizing in July of 2014.  The reduction in force supports our efforts to carefully manage our cash utilization while we pursue other funding opportunities for the SparVax® program, and await a ruling from the Delaware Court of Chancery regarding the current litigation with SIGA Technologies, Inc."

About PharmAthene

PharmAthene is a leading biodefense company engaged in the development and commercialization of next generation medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats. PharmAthene's current biodefense portfolio includes the following product candidates:

  • SparVax® - a next generation recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine
  • rBChE bioscavenger - a medical countermeasure for nerve agent poisoning by organophosphorous compounds, including nerve gases and pesticides
  • Valortim® - a fully human monoclonal antibody for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection

In addition, in May 2013, the Delaware Supreme Court issued its ruling on the appeal in our litigation with SIGA Technologies, affirming the Court of Chancery's finding that SIGA was liable for breach of contract, reversing its finding of promissory estoppel, and remanding the case to the Court of Chancery to reconsider the appropriate remedy and award of attorney's fees and expert witness costs in light of the Supreme Court's opinion. For more information about PharmAthene, please visit www.PharmAthene.com.

Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer
Except for the historical information presented herein, matters discussed may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements preceded by, followed by, or that include the words "will"; "potential"; "believe"; "anticipate"; "look forward"; "intend"; "plan"; "expect"; "estimate"; "could"; "may"; "should"; or similar statements are forward-looking statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to those referring to potential future government contracts or grant awards; potential payments under government contracts or grants; specifically those referring to the de-scoping and partial termination of the current SparVax® anthrax vaccine contract; the outcome of the SIGA litigation; and our ability to deploy our resources.  PharmAthene disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.  Risks and uncertainties include, among others, risks associated with the reliability of the results of the studies relating to human safety and possible adverse effects resulting from the company's product candidates; unexpected funding delays and/or reductions or elimination of U.S. government funding for one or more of the company's development programs; awards of government contracts to our competitors; unforeseen safety issues; unexpected determinations that our product candidates prove not to be effective and/or capable of being marketed as products; as well as risks detailed from time to time in PharmAthene's Annual Reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q under the caption "Risk Factors" and in its other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, there is significant uncertainty regarding the level and timing of sales of Tecovirimat, also known as ST 246® (formerly referred to as "Arestvyr™" and currently referred to by SIGA as "Tecovirimat") and whether and when it will be approved by the U.S. FDA and corresponding health agencies around the world. PharmAthene cannot predict with certainty the timing, amount and profitability thereof or its ability to collect any such amount and there can be no assurance that any profits received from SIGA will be significant or if the Court of Chancery will award any portion of the profits to PharmAthene. In its May 2013 decision, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the remedy ordered by the Delaware Court of Chancery and remanded the issue of a remedy back to the trial court for reconsideration in light of the Delaware Supreme Court's opinion.  As a result, there can be no assurance that the Delaware Court of Chancery will issue a remedy that provides PharmAthene with a financial interest in Tecovirimat and related products or any remedy.  In addition, significant additional research work, non-clinical animal studies, clinical trial, and manufacturing development work remains to be done with respect to PharmAthene's product candidates. At this point, there can be no assurance that any of these product candidates will be shown to be safe and effective and approved by regulatory authorities for use in humans.  Copies of PharmAthene's public disclosure filings are available from its investor relations department and its website under the investor relations tab at www.pharmathene.com.

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PHARMATHENE, INC.






CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS













June 30,


December 31,



2014


2013



 (Unaudited) 








ASSETS




Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$           11,265,082


$           10,480,979


Billed accounts receivable

-


1,427,113


Unbilled accounts receivable

617,396


2,199,525


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

550,979


231,491

Total current assets

12,433,457


14,339,108






Property and equipment, net

386,541


386,068

Other long-term assets and deferred costs

55,032


65,660

Goodwill

2,348,453


2,348,453

Total assets

$           15,223,483


$           17,139,289






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current liabilities:





Accounts payable

$                437,382


$             1,128,172


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

1,393,856


3,182,687


Deferred revenue

-


341,723


Current portion of long-term debt

999,996


999,996


Current portion of derivative instruments

4


51,663


Short-term debt

-


1,091,740

Total current liabilities

2,831,238


6,795,981






Other long-term liabilities

572,854


588,745

Long-term debt, less current portion

239,738


730,279

Derivative instruments, less current portion

715,041


1,688,572

Total liabilities

4,358,871


9,803,577






Stockholders' equity:





Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 55,525,710 and 52,304,246 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

5,553


5,230


Additional paid-in-capital

224,104,547


217,877,117


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(220,003)


(218,710)


Accumulated deficit

(213,025,485)


(210,327,925)

Total stockholders' equity

10,864,612


7,335,712

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$           15,223,483


$           17,139,289

 

 


PHARMATHENE, INC.











UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS





















Three months ended June 30,


 

Six months ended June 30,



2014


2013


2014


2013










Contract revenue

$             3,658,933


$             4,295,400


$             7,401,458


$           10,770,538










Operating expenses:









Research and development

2,372,687


3,402,545


5,799,687


8,636,020


General and administrative

2,419,909


2,332,730


5,097,361


4,612,525


Depreciation 

36,208


41,854


76,147


94,456

Total operating expenses

4,828,804


5,777,129


10,973,195


13,343,001










Loss from operations

$            (1,169,871)


$            (1,481,729)


$            (3,571,737)


$            (2,572,463)

Other income (expense):









Interest income

676


1,656


682


2,439


Interest expense

(57,230)


(100,027)


(127,108)


(199,818)


Change in fair value of derivative instruments

782,549


352,824


1,025,190


(552,953)


Other income (expense)

(1,912)


2,110


(1,550)


(4,013)

Total other income (expense)

724,083


256,563


897,214


(754,345)










Net loss before income taxes

(445,788)


(1,225,166)


(2,674,523)


(3,326,808)


Income tax (provision) benefit

6,668


(11,206)


(23,037)


(20,949)

Net loss

$               (439,120)


$            (1,236,372)


$            (2,697,560)


$            (3,347,757)










Basic and diluted net loss per share

$                     (0.01)


$                     (0.02)


$                     (0.05)


$                     (0.07)

Weighted average shares used in calculation of basic and diluted net loss per share

54,670,870


49,749,167


53,861,988


49,058,014

 

SOURCE PharmAthene, Inc.



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