Molecular Templates, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Molecular Templates, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTEM, “Molecular Templates,” “MTEM” or “the Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of proprietary targeted biologic therapeutics, engineered toxin bodies (ETBs), today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2020.
“Since our last quarterly update, we presented preclinical data at AACR on four preclinical ETB programs, provided an update on the ongoing Phase I study for MT-5111, and strengthened our balance sheet through a new debt facility and our ATM,” said Eric Poma, Ph.D., Molecular Templates’ Chief Executive and Chief Scientific Officer. “In the second half of 2020, we expect to report interim clinical data from our three MT-3724 Phase 2 studies and additional data from the MT-5111 Phase 1 study, and also file the IND for MT-6402, our PD-L1-targeted ETB with antigen seeding.”
Company Highlights, Pipeline Status, and Upcoming Milestones
MT-3724 (CD20 ETB)
TAK-169 (CD38 ETB)
MT-5111 (HER2 ETB)
The net loss attributable to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2020 was $31.2 million, or $0.68 per basic and diluted share. This compares with a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $9.2 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2019.
Revenues for the second quarter of 2020 were $6.9 million, compared to $5.4 million for the same period in 2019. Revenues for the second quarter of 2020 were comprised of revenues from collaborative research and development agreements with Takeda and Vertex, as well as grant revenue from CPRIT. Total research and development expenses for the second quarter of 2020 were $30.4 million, compared with $10.2 million for the same period in 2019. Total general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2020 were $6.4 million, compared with $4.6 million for the same period in 2019.
As of June 30, 2020, MTEM’s cash and investments totaled $91.0 million. With the addition of $50 million in gross proceeds raised through MTEM’s ATM facility after the end of the quarter, MTEM expects to be able to fund operations into 2H22.
About Molecular Templates
Molecular Templates is a clinical-stage company focused on the discovery and development of targeted biologic therapeutics. Our proprietary drug platform technology, known as engineered toxin bodies, or ETBs, leverages the resident biology of a genetically engineered form of Shiga-like Toxin A subunit to create novel therapies with potent and differentiated mechanisms of action for cancer and other serious diseases.
This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). Molecular Templates disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Act’s Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenue, projected expenses, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. In addition, when or if used in this press release, the words “may,” “could,” “should,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “predict” and similar expressions and their variants, as they relate to Molecular Templates may identify forward-looking statements. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the development of the MT-3724, MT-5111, TAK-169, and MT-6402; the expected timing of submitting various IND applications and conducting studies; the expected participation and presentation at upcoming medical conferences; the anticipated effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s ongoing clinical studies, manufacturing and preclinical development; and the Company’s belief that its proprietary biologic drug platform technology, or ETBs, provides for a differentiated mechanism of action that may address some of the limitations associated with currently available cancer therapeutics.
Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors including, but not limited to, the uncertainties inherent in the preclinical and clinical development process; whether the Company’s cash resources will be sufficient to fund its continuing operations for the periods and/or trials anticipated; the ability of the Company to protect its intellectual property rights; risks from global pandemics including COVID-19; and legislative, regulatory, political and economic developments, as well as those risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise.
Molecular Templates, Inc.
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