Xenon Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial ResultsTuesday, December 23, 2014
Vancouver, BC, December 23, 2014--(T-Net)--Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (XENE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 and provided a corporate update.
Dr. Simon Pimstone, Xenon's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Xenon has made significant progress in 2014 in all aspects of our business, including advancing our partnered clinical-stage programs as well as our proprietary programs. Our successfully completed initial public offering has significantly strengthened our financial position, providing the resources to continue to move our proprietary programs forward into development and to further leverage our Extreme Genetics platform to discover additional novel genes for drug discovery. In 2015, we look forward to making additional progress in advancing our wholly-owned product portfolio as well as to generating clinical data in our partnered programs."
Progress in 2014 and Upcoming Milestones
Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities as of September 30, 2014 were $47.9 million, compared to $49.3 million as of December 31, 2013. On November 10, 2014, Xenon completed its IPO and a concurrent private placement raising net proceeds of $38.2 million. Shares outstanding as of November 30, 2014 were 14,181,333.
For the three months ended September 30, 2014, Xenon reported total revenue of $13.2 million, compared to $10.8 million for the same period in 2013. Revenue in both periods was primarily derived from Xenon's collaboration agreements with Teva and Genentech. The increase of $2.4 million was primarily attributable to an $8.0 million milestone payment received in August 2014 from Genentech partially offset by a $5.1 million milestone received in September 2013 from Genentech.
Research and development expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2014 were $3.2 million, compared to $2.6 million for the same period in 2013. The increase of $0.6 million was primarily attributable to increased expenses associated with the Teva collaboration as well as increased preclinical and discovery program expenses. General and administration expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2014 were $1.3 million, compared to $1.7 million for the same period in 2013, a decrease of $0.4 million, primarily as a result of a reduction in intellectual property expenses.
Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2014 was $9.2 million, compared to net income of $6.4 million for the same period in 2013. The increase for the 2014 period was primarily due to higher revenue and a foreign exchange gain, partially offset by higher research and development expenses.
Starting in 2015 with the announcement of its 2014 financial results, Xenon intends to host quarterly conference calls and webcasts in conjunction with reporting of financial results.
About Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Xenon is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing a pipeline of differentiated therapeutics for orphan indications that it intends to commercialize on its own and for larger market indications that the company intends to partner with global pharmaceutical companies. Xenon has built a core enabling discovery platform, referred to as Extreme Genetics, for the discovery of validated drug targets by studying rare human diseases with extreme traits, including diseases caused by mutations in ion channels, known as channelopathies. Xenon's Extreme Genetics platform has yielded the first approved gene therapy product in the European Union and a broad development pipeline and multiple pharmaceutical partnerships, including with Teva and Genentech. For more information, please visit www.xenon-pharma.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical fact, including statements regarding the sufficiency of our capital position for future periods, the timing of IND submissions with regulatory agencies, the initiation of future clinical trials, the timing of and results from ongoing clinical trials, the commercial launch of Glybera in the European Union, and the plans of our collaboration partners and their interactions with regulatory agencies. These forward-looking statements are based on current assumptions that involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, events or developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include, but are not limited to: clinical trials may not demonstrate safety and efficacy of any of our or our collaborators' product candidates; our Extreme Genetics discovery platform may not yield additional product candidates; any of our or our collaborators' product candidates may fail in development, may not receive required regulatory approvals, or may be delayed to a point where they are not commercially viable; we may not achieve additional milestones pursuant to our collaboration agreements; the impact of competition; the impact of expanded product development and clinical activities on operating expenses; adverse conditions in the general domestic and global economic markets; as well as the other risks identified in the prospectus that forms a part of our Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-198666), which prospectus was filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 on November 5, 2014 and the prospectus, dated November 4, 2014, filed with the securities commissions in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
The Xenon logo and "Extreme Genetics" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in various jurisdictions.
|Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|Condensed consolidated balance sheets|
|(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars except share data)|
|December 31,||September 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities||$49,276||$47,936|
|Other current assets||593||333|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||$2,283||$2,821|
|Deferred revenue, current portion||15,920||13,522|
|Redeemable convertible preferred shares||102,488||102,488|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$54,487||$54,144|
|Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|Condensed consolidated statements of operations|
|(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended
|Nine Months Ended
|Research and development||2,577||3,216||9,560||8,315|
|General and administrative||1,692||1,316||4,520||4,106|
|Total operating expenses||4,269||4,532||14,080||12,421|
|Income from operations||6,519||8,661||7,693||11,071|
|Other income (expense)||(141)||530||1825||723|
|Net income attributable to participating securities||5,059||5,596||8,199||8,199|
|Net income attributable to common shareholders||$1,319||$3,595||$1,319||$3,595|
|Net income per share attributable to common shareholders:|
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Chief Financial Officer
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Burnaby, BC (Biotech/Life Sciences)
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