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Nabriva Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Highlights
[May 10, 2019]

Nabriva Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Highlights


DUBLIN, Ireland, May 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections, today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and recent corporate highlights.

“This will be a transformational year for Nabriva as we look forward to the upcoming PDUFA dates for both the intravenous and oral formulations of lefamulin for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP),” said Ted Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Nabriva Therapeutics. “Additionally, we will be working with the FDA in the coming weeks to gain a full understanding of the FDA’s comments related to the CONTEPO Complete Response Letter (CRL), with the goal of bringing this important treatment to patients as quickly as possible.”

RECENT CORPORATE AND DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

  • In May 2019, submitted a marketing authorization application for both the intravenous and oral formulations of lefamulin for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in adults 18 years of age and older to the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
  • In April 2019, received a Complete Response Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the New Drug Application (NDA) seeking marketing approval of CONTEPO™ (fosfomycin) for injection for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including acute pyelonephritis, due to issues related to facility inspections and manufacturing deficiencies at one contract manufacturer. The FDA did not request any new clinical data and did not raise any concerns with regard to the safety of CONTEPO.
  • In February 2019, announced the FDA accepted the NDAs and granted Priority Review for both formulations of lefamulin with a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date for completion of the FDA’s review of August 19, 2019.
  • At the 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) that took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from April 13-16, 2019, Nabriva Therapeutics presented new data that continue to support lefamulin and CONTEPO as potential first-in-class antibiotics in the United States that target the most common causative pathogens of CABP and cUTI, including multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains.

CORPORATE

  • In January 2019, hosted an Investor/Analyst Event featuring discussions with leading clinicians and researchers who addressed current and potential new treatments for CABP and cUTIs. Nabriva management also discussed the commercial strategy for the Company’s investigational antibiotics, lefamulin and CONTEPO. 
  • Partnering
    • In March 2019, announced entry into a license and commercialization agreement with Sunovion Pharmaceutics Canada, Inc. (Sunovion), pursuant to which Sunovion will be responsible for developing, obtaining regulatory approval of and commercializing lefamulin in Canada, and Nabriva Therapeutics received an upfront payment, potential milestone payments upon the achievement of certain regulatory and sales milestone events and royalties on net sales of lefamulin, if any, in Canada.

FIRST QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS

  • For the three months ended March 31, 2019, Nabriva Therapeutics reported a net loss of $20.2 million, or $0.29 per share, compared to a net loss of $13.3 million, or $0.36 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Revenues decreased by $5.8 million from $7.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 to $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, primarily due to a decrease in collaboration revenue of $5.5 million.
  • Research and development expenses decreased by $2.7 million from $10.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 to $7.5 million for the three month ended March 31, 2019. The decrease was primarily due to a $2.6 million refund of payment of the NDA fees to the FDA for CONTEPO, and a $1.5 million decrease in research materials and purchased services related to the development of lefamulin, partly offset by a $0.7 million increase in research consulting fees and a $0.6 million increase in staff costs due to the addition of employees.
  • General and administrative expense increased by $3.3 million from $10.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 to $13.4 million for the three month ended March 31, 2019. The increase was primarily due to a $1.8 million increase in staff costs due to the addition of employees, a $0.8 million increase in stock-based compensation expense and a $0.6 million increase in external consultancy expenses.
  • As of March 31, 2019, Nabriva Therapeutics had $91.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments compared to $102.2 million as of December 31, 2018. Existing cash resources are expected to fund operations into the second quarter of 2020.

Please refer to our Annual Report on Forms 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019, which are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, for additional information regarding our business and financial results.   

About Nabriva Therapeutics plc
Nabriva Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections. Nabriva Therapeutics has two product candidates that are in late stage development: lefamulin, potentially the first systemic pleuromutilin antibiotic for CABP and CONTEPO (fosfomycin) for injection, a potential first-in-class epoxide antibiotic in the United States for complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs) including acute pyelonephritis (AP). For more information, please visit https://www.nabriva.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Nabriva Therapeutics, including but not limited to statements about Nabriva Therapeutics’ plans for further interactions with the FDA and EMA; the development of Nabriva Therapeutics’ product candidates, such as the future development or commercialization of lefamulin and CONTEPO, the clinical utility of lefamulin for CABP and of CONTEPO for cUTI, plans for and timing of the review of regulatory filings, efforts to bring lefamulin and CONTEPO to market, plans to enter into arrangements with third parties to commercialize lefamulin in Europe, if approved; the market opportunity for and the potential market acceptance of lefamulin for CABP and CONTEPO for cUTI, the potential benefits under its license agreements with Sinovant Sciences, Ltd. and Sunovion Pharmaceutics Canada, Inc., the development of lefamulin and CONTEPO for additional indications, the development of additional formulations of lefamulin and CONTEPO, plans to pursue research and development of other product candidates, its ability to achieve any of the specified regulatory or performance milestones under its loan agreement with Hercules Capital, the sufficiency of Nabriva Therapeutics’ existing cash resources and other statements containing the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “target,” “potential,” “likely,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “continue,” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including:  Nabriva Therapeutics’ ability to resolve the matters set forth in the Complete Response Letter it received from the FDA in connection with its NDA for CONTEPO (fosfomycin) for injection; Nabriva Therapeutics’ reliance on third-party manufacturers to manufacture the clinical and commercial supply of its product candidates and the ability of such third parties to comply with applicable regulatory requirements; the content and timing of decisions made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory authorities, Nabriva Therapeutics’ ability to realize the anticipated benefits, synergies and growth prospects of its acquisition of Zavante Therapeutics, the uncertainties inherent in the initiation and conduct of clinical trials, availability and timing of data from clinical trials, whether results of early clinical trials or studies in different disease indications will be indicative of the results of ongoing or future trials, whether results of ZEUS will be indicative of results for any ongoing or future clinical trials and studies of CONTEPO, uncertainties associated with regulatory review of clinical trials and applications for marketing approvals, the availability or commercial potential of product candidates including lefamulin for use as a first-line empiric monotherapy for the treatment of CABP and CONTEPO for the treatment of cUTI, the ability to retain and hire key personnel, the sufficiency of cash resources and need for additional financing and such other important factors as are set forth in Nabriva Therapeutics’ annual and quarterly reports and other filings on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Nabriva Therapeutics’ views as of the date of this press release. Nabriva Therapeutics anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its views to change. However, while Nabriva Therapeutics may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Nabriva Therapeutics’ views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

CONTACTS:

For Investors
Dave Garrett
Nabriva Therapeutics plc
david.garrett@nabriva.com
610-816-6657

For Media
Mike Beyer
Sam Brown Inc.
mikebeyer@sambrown.com
312-961-2502


Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)

(in thousands, except share data) As of
December 31, 
2018
 As of
March 31,
2019
 
      
Assets     
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents $102,003 $91,042 
Short-term investments 225 225 
Other receivables 3,871 7,238 
Contract asset 1,500 1,000 
Prepaid expenses 1,154 973 
Total current assets 108,753 100,478 
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,139 2,972 
Intangible assets, net 98 99 
Long-term receivables 428 438 
Total assets $110,418 $103,987 
      
Liabilities and Stockholders’ equity     
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable $3,304 $7,562 
Accrued expense and other current liabilities 14,502 10,533 
Total current liabilities 17,806 18,095 
Non-current liabilities     
Long-term debt 23,718 23,945 
Other non-current liabilities 264 1,840 
Total non-current liabilities 23,982 25,785 
Total liabilities 41,788 43,880 
      
Stockholders’ Equity:     
Ordinary shares, nominal value $0.01, 1,000,000,000 ordinary shares authorized at March 31, 2019; 67,019,094 and 71,335,980 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019, respectively 670 713 
Preferred shares, par value $0.01, 100,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2019; None issued and outstanding   
Additional paid in capital 461,911 473,562 
Accumulated other comprehensive income 27 27 
Accumulated deficit (393,978)(414,195)
Total stockholders’ equity 68,630 60,107 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $110,418 $103,987 
        






Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended 
March 31,
 
(in thousands, except share and per share data) 2018 2019 
Revenues:     
Collaboration revenue $6,500  $1,000 
Research premium and grant revenue  1,051   703 
Total revenues 7,551  1,703 
Operating expenses:     
Research and development  (10,279)  (7,538)
General and administrative (10,136) (13,409)
Total operating expenses  (20,415)  (20,947)
Loss from operations  (12,864)  (19,244)
Other income (expense):     
Other income (expense), net 23  70 
Interest income 9  10 
Interest expense (4) (899)
Loss before income taxes  (12,836)  (20,063)
Income tax expense (506) (154)
Net loss $(13,342) $(20,217)
        
Loss per share     
Basic and diluted $(0.36) $(0.29)
      
Weighted average number of shares:     
Basic and diluted 36,911,604  68,701,599 
       


   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 (unaudited) 
   
  Three Months Ended 
March 31,
(in thousands) 2018 2019
Net cash provided by (used in):    
Operating activities $(16,339) $(20,625)
Investing activities (160) (42)
Financing activities 19,059  9,679 
Effects of foreign currency translation on cash and cash equivalents 112  27 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 2,672  (10,961)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 86,769  102,003 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $89,441  $91,042 
     

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