Xenon Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate UpdateWednesday, May 13, 2015
Vancouver, BC, May 13, 2015--(T-Net)--Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (XENE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and provided a corporate update.
Dr. Simon Pimstone, Xenon's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We continue to make good progress towards our goal of advancing a diversified pipeline of partnered and proprietary programs. In our Teva collaboration, Teva recently initiated patient enrollment in a Phase 2b clinical trial of TV-45070 in postherpetic neuralgia, or PHN, with results expected in the second half of 2016.
Teva's Phase 2b trial of TV-45070 in osteoarthritis remains on track and we expect results from the trial in the third quarter of this year. Our collaborations with Genentech are also proceeding well; the Phase 1 clinical trial of GDC-0276 is expected to complete enrollment later this year and we are progressing toward identifying new pain targets. In addition, we continue to make progress in our proprietary pipeline with a focus on advancing our acne product, XEN801, into clinical development later this year, filing an IND in our Dravet Syndrome program in 2016 and identifying novel target using our Extreme Genetics platform."
2015 Achievements to Date
Partnered Pain Programs with Teva and Genentech
Glybera: First Commercial Launch in Europe
Xenon's Proprietary Programs
First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities as of March 31, 2015 were $75.4 million, compared to $84.0 million as of December 31, 2014. There were 14,222,275 shares outstanding as of March 31, 2015.
For the quarter ended March 31, 2015, Xenon reported total revenue of $4.0 million, compared to $5.0 million for the same period in 2014.
Revenue in both periods was primarily derived from Xenon's collaboration agreements with Teva and Genentech. The decrease of $1.0 million was primarily attributable to $0.8 million recognized in Q1 2014 relating to the upfront payment from the December 2011 collaborative development and license agreement with Genentech. No such amounts were recognized in the current quarter as the upfront payment was fully recognized by December 2014.
The remaining decrease was due to less full time equivalent funding from both Genentech and Teva and the change in the foreign exchange rate between the U.S. and Canadian dollar.
Research and development expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 were $3.4 million, compared to $2.5 million for the same period in 2014. The increase of $0.9 million was primarily attributable to a $1.5 million increase in preclinical and discovery program expenses primarily related to an increase in spending on the XEN801 and Nav1.6 sodium channel inhibitor programs. This increase was partially offset by decreases in Teva and Genentech collaboration expenses.
General and administrative expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 were $1.8 million, compared to $1.4 million in the same period in 2014. The increase of $0.4 million was primarily attributable to additional expenses incurred as a public company.
Other expense was $3.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to other income of $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, a change of $3.4 million, primarily attributable to $3.1 million of unrealized foreign exchange losses arising largely from the translation of $54.5 million of cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities denominated in Canadian dollars to U.S. dollars and a decrease in the value of the Canadian dollar during the period.
Net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $4.2 million, compared to net income of $1.4 million for the same period in 2014. The decrease was primarily attributable to lower revenue, higher operating expenses and unrealized foreign exchange losses recorded in the quarter ended March 31, 2015.
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(R), 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(R) 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, and include statements regarding the timing of IND or IND equivalent submissions with regulatory agencies, the initiation of future clinical trials, the timing of and results from ongoing clinical trials and pre-clinical development activities, the commercial launch of Glybera in the European Union, our achievement of certain milestones under our collaboration agreements, 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(R) 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; Glybera may have its conditional regulatory approval revoked or modified or may not attain adequate reimbursement coverage from third party payers; 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 our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and 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)|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities||$75,381||$84,041|
|Other current assets||1,669||901|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||$1,530||$2,664|
|Deferred revenue, current portion||8,724||11,622|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$79,403||$87,418|
|Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|Condensed consolidated statements of operations|
|(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Research and development||3,427||2,533|
|General and administrative||1,789||1,436|
|Total operating expenses||5,216||3,969|
|Income (loss) from operations||(1,206)||1,032|
|Other income (expense)||(3,019)||341|
|Net income (loss)||(4,225)||1,373|
|Net income attributable to participating securities||--||1,373|
|Net loss attributable to common shareholders||$(4,225)||$ --|
|Net loss per share attributable to common shareholders:|
|Basic and diluted||$(0.30)||$ --|
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
|Basic and diluted||14,212,579||1,345,312|
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Burnaby, BC (Biotech/Life Sciences)
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