Oncolytics Biotech® Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

May 08, 2014, 06:30 ET from Oncolytics Biotech Inc.

CALGARY, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) ("Oncolytics" or the "Company") today announced its financial results and operational highlights for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.

"During the quarter we reported additional data from our head and neck study which will help us with the design of our proposed registration study for discussion with regulators," said Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics. "We also took steps to improve our access to capital in order to support our clinical program, which continues to move ahead."

Selected Highlights

Since January 1, 2014, specific highlights announced by the Company include:

Clinical and Preclinical Data

  • Final data from the Company's randomized, double-blinded clinical study examining REOLYSIN® in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with second-line, platinum-refractory, taxane-naïve head and neck cancers;
  • A series of presentations by research collaborators at the 8th Annual International Conference on Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics held in Oxford, UK covering:
    • early clinical research showing that intravenously delivered REOLYSIN® can cross the blood brain barrier to access tumours in the brains of humans;
    • preclinical research examining the synergies associated with treatment in animal models with GM-CSF prior to administering REOLYSIN®;
    • preclinical research focused on identifying biomarkers predictive of sensitivity/resistance to reovirus in head and neck cancer cell lines; and
    • preclinical research into the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma associated with infection by Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.


  • At March 31, 2014 the Company reported $22.2 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments; and
  • Entry into a share purchase agreement with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC that will provide an initial investment in Oncolytics of US$1.0 million and make available additional periodic investments of up to US$25.0 million over a 30-month term.


As at March 31, 2014 December 31, 2013
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents 20,155,907 25,220,328
Short-term investments 2,031,685 2,001,644
Accounts receivable 43,507 105,853
Prepaid expenses 295,802 361,743
Total current assets 22,526,901 27,689,568
Non-current assets    
Property and equipment 508,782 532,459
Total non-current assets 508,782 532,459
Total assets 23,035,683 28,222,027
Liabilities And Shareholders' Equity    
Current Liabilities    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 4,833,423 6,008,661
Total current liabilities 4,833,423 6,008,661
Shareholders' equity    
Share capital   Authorized: unlimited   Issued: March 31, 2014 - 85,810,718 December 31, 2013 - 84,803,818 229,801,006 228,612,564
Warrants 376,892
Contributed surplus 25,172,701 24,491,212
Accumulated other comprehensive loss 61,004 79,698
Accumulated deficit (236,832,451) (231,347,000)
Total shareholders' equity 18,202,260 22,213,366
Total liabilities and equity 23,035,683 28,222,027


For the three month period ending March 31 2014 $ 2013 $
Research and development 4,178,334 5,117,044
Operating 1,391,254 1,564,751
Operating loss (5,569,588) (6,681,795)
Interest 87,987 74,959
Loss before income taxes (5,481,601) (6,606,836)
Income tax expense (3,850)
Net loss (5,485,451) (6,606,836)
Other comprehensive income items that may be reclassified to net loss
Translation adjustment (18,694) 34,188
Net comprehensive loss (5,504,145) (6,572,648)
Basic and diluted loss per common share (0.06) (0.08)
Weighted average number of shares (basic and diluted) 85,148,242 79,766,258


  Share Capital Contributed Surplus Warrants Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss Accumulated Deficit Total
  $ $ $ $ $ $
As at December 31, 2012 198,155,091 24,126,265 376,892 (57,115) (207,814,353) 14,786,780
Net loss and comprehensive loss 34,188 (6,606,836) (6,572,648)
Issued, pursuant to a public offering 30,207,062 30,207,062
Exercise of stock options 139,676 (34,687) 104,989
Share based compensation 120,856 120,856
As at March 31, 2013 228,501,829 24,212,434 376,892 (22,927) (214,421,189) 38,647,039
  Share Capital Contributed Surplus Warrants Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss Accumulated Deficit Total
  $ $ $ $ $ $
As at December 31, 2013 228,612,564 24,491,212 376,892 79,698 (231,347,000) 22,213,366
Net loss and comprehensive loss (18,694) (5,485,451) (5,504,145)
Issued, pursuant to Share Purchase  Agreement 1,188,442 1,188,442
Expired warrants 376,892 (376,892)
Share based compensation 304,597 304,597
As at March 31, 2014 229,801,006 25,172,701 61,004 (236,832,451) 18,202,260


For the three month period ending March 31 2014 $ 2013 $
Operating Activities    
Net loss for the period (5,485,451) (6,606,836)
  Amortization - property and equipment 39,657 24,581
  Share based compensation 304,597 120,856
  Unrealized foreign exchange loss 24,070 (307,653)
Net change in non-cash working capital (1,046,951) (1,641,170)
Cash used in operating activities (6,164,078) (8,410,222)
Investing Activities      
Acquisition of property and equipment (15,980) (15,138)
Purchase of short-term investments (30,041) (32,416)
Cash used in investing activities (46,021) (47,554)
Financing Activities      
Proceeds from Share Purchase Agreement 1,188,442
Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants 104,989
Proceeds from public offering 30,207,062
Cash provided by financing activities 1,188,442 30,312,051
Increase in cash (5,021,657) 21,854,275
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 25,220,328 19,323,541
Impact of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents (42,764) 341,841
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 20,155,907 41,519,657

To view the Company's First Quarter 2014 Consolidated Financial Statements, related Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, and Management's Discussion and Analysis, please see the Company's quarterly filings which will be available on www.sedar.com and on www.oncolyticsbiotech.com/for-investors/financials.

About Oncolytics Biotech Inc.

Oncolytics is a Calgary-based biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics. Oncolytics' clinical program includes a variety of human trials including a Phase III trial in head and neck cancers using REOLYSIN, its proprietary formulation of the human reovirus. For further information about Oncolytics, please visit: www.oncolyticsbiotech.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements, including the Company's belief as to the potential of REOLYSIN as a cancer therapeutic; the Company's expectations as to the success of its research and development programs in 2014 and beyond, the Company's planned operations, the value of the additional patents and intellectual property; the Company's expectations related to the applications of the patented technology; the Company's expectations as to adequacy of its existing capital resources; the design, timing, success of planned clinical trial programs; and other statements related to anticipated developments in the Company's business and technologies involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the availability of funds and resources to pursue research and development projects, the efficacy of REOLYSIN as a cancer treatment, the success and timely completion of clinical studies and trials, the Company's ability to successfully commercialize REOLYSIN, uncertainties related to the research and development of pharmaceuticals, uncertainties related to the regulatory process and general changes to the economic environment. Investors should consult the Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Canadian and U.S. securities commissions for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws.



SOURCE Oncolytics Biotech Inc.