HIGH POINT, N.C., July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- vTv Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:VTVT) today reported financial results for the second quarter that ended June 30, 2019, and provided an update on recent achievements and upcoming events.

“We made significant progress during the second quarter,” said Steve Holcombe, chief executive officer, vTv Therapeutics. “We reported positive results from part 1 of our phase 2 Simplici-T1 trial in type 1 diabetes and began screening patients for our 488-305 trial evaluating azeliragon in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes. We look forward to continuing to execute successfully on our development plans for each of these drug candidates and advancing them as potential treatments for patients suffering from these diseases.”

Recent Achievements and Outlook

  • Part 1 of the Simplici-T1 Study achieves positive topline results in patients with type 1 diabetes. In June 2019, we announced positive topline results from part 1 of the phase 2 Simplici-T1 Study, a 12-week study to evaluate TTP399 as an add-on to insulin therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes.

    In this double-blind, placebo-controlled 12-week trial, the baseline mean HbA1c for the groups treated with TTP399 and placebo was 7.3% and 7.4%, respectively. Patients treated with TTP399 (n=8) showed a statistically significant mean reduction in HbA1c of 0.6% at 12 weeks, while the group treated with placebo (n=11) showed a mean increase in HbA1c of 0.1%, resulting in a mean improvement of 0.7% in the TTP399 group relative to the placebo group (p=0.03).

    TTP399 was well tolerated in the study, with no serious adverse event reported, and no report of diabetic ketoacidosis or severe hypoglycemia. 
  • Simplici-T1 Study enrolling patients in Part 2. In May 2019, we began enrolling patients in the part 2 confirmatory phase of the Simplici-T1 Study and expect to report results for that portion of the study in the latter part of the first quarter of 2020.
     
  • Screening patients for Phase 2/3 clinical trial of azeliragon. We began screening patients in June 2019 for a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate azeliragon as a potential treatment of mild-AD in patients with type 2 diabetes.  The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter trial is designed as sequential phase 2 and phase 3 studies operationally conducted under one protocol.  Each part of the study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of azeliragon in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (screening MMSE 21 to 26, baseline MMSE 19 to 27; and ADAS-cog14 score ≥10) and type 2 diabetes (screening HbA1c 6.5% to 9.5%, inclusive).

    vTv expects to report topline results from the phase 2 proof of concept study by the end of the fourth quarter of 2020.

Upcoming Events

vTv will present additional results from Part 1 of the Simplici-T1 Study at the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona Spain, September 16–20, 2019 with a poster entitled “Results from the sentinel and learning phase of the Simplici-T1 study, the first clinical trial to test activation of glucokinase as an adjunctive treatment for type 1 diabetes.”

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

  • Cash Position: Cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2019, were $1.5 million compared to $5.0 million as of March 31, 2019.
     
  • Revenue: Revenues were $1.8 million for the second quarter of 2019 versus $0.9 million in the first quarter of 2019.  The increase in revenue was driven by the recognition of $1.0 million for one of our license agreements based on the satisfaction of a development milestone.
     
  • R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2019 and $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2019.  This increase in R&D expenses was driven primarily by the increase in costs for the 488-305 Study for which we were performing start-up activities, including site activations, in the second quarter of 2019.
     
  • G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses were $2.4 million in each of the second and first quarters of 2019.
     
  • Net Loss Before Non-Controlling Interest: Net loss before non-controlling interest was $5.1 million for the second quarter of 2019 compared to net loss before non-controlling interest of $4.0 million for the first quarter of 2019.
     
  • Net Loss Per Share: GAAP net loss per share was $0.10 and $0.26 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, respectively, based on weighted-average shares of 28.0 million and 22.9 million for the three month periods ended June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, respectively. Non-GAAP net loss per fully exchanged share was $0.09 and $0.06 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, respectively, based on non-GAAP fully exchanged weighted-average shares of 51.1 million and 46.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, respectively.



vTv Therapeutics Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

 June 30,  March 31, 
 2019  2019 
 (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) 
Assets       
Current assets:       
Cash and cash equivalents$1,462  $4,959 
Accounts receivable, net 1,822    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 145   419 
Current deposits 367   34 
Total current assets 3,796   5,412 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents, long-term 2,500   2,500 
Property and equipment, net 54   62 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 167   246 
Long-term investments 2,480   2,480 
Long-term deposits 75   36 
Total assets$9,072  $10,736 
Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Stockholders’ Deficit       
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$8,326  $6,244 
Operating lease liabilities 178   259 
Current portion of deferred revenue 27   839 
Current portion of notes payable 8,646   9,167 
Total current liabilities 17,177   16,509 
Notes payable, net of current portion 2,185   4,014 
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 1,052   1,067 
Warrant liability, related party 1,240   1,515 
Other liabilities 260   260 
Total liabilities 21,914   23,365 
Commitments and contingencies       
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 37,060   45,106 
Stockholders’ deficit:       
Class A Common Stock 298   273 
Class B Common Stock 232   232 
Additional paid-in capital 167,125   162,249 
Accumulated deficit (217,557)  (220,489)
Total stockholders’ deficit attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. (49,902)  (57,735)
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and stockholders’ deficit$9,072  $10,736 
        
        
        


vTv Therapeutics Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Unaudited
(in thousands, except per share data)


 
Three Months Ended 
 June 30, 2019  March 31, 2019 
Revenue$1,828  $921 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development 4,228   2,822 
General and administrative 2,392   2,386 
Total operating expenses 6,620   5,208 
Operating loss (4,792)  (4,287)
Interest income 16   10 
Interest expense (514)  (626)
Other income, net 276   921 
Loss before income taxes and noncontrolling interest (5,014)  (3,982)
Income tax provision 100    
Net loss before noncontrolling interest (5,114)  (3,982)
Less:  net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (2,232)  (1,827)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc.$(2,882) $(2,155)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common shareholders$(2,882) $(5,883)
Net loss per share of vTv Therapeutics Inc. Class A
  Common Stock, basic and diluted
$(0.10) $(0.26)
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc.
  Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted
 28,037,628   22,862,907 
        
        
        


vTv Therapeutics Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Unaudited
(in thousands, except per share data)

 Three Months Ended June 30,  For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
 2019  2018  2019  2018 
Revenue$1,828  $2,473  $2,749  $4,537 
Operating expenses:               
Research and development 4,228   8,594   7,050   17,537 
General and administrative 2,392   2,737   4,778   4,992 
Total operating expenses 6,620   11,331   11,828   22,529 
Operating loss (4,792)  (8,858)  (9,079)  (17,992)
Interest income 16   16   26   34 
Interest expense (514)  (870)  (1,140)  (1,725)
Other income, net 276   316   1,197   327 
Loss before income taxes and noncontrolling interest (5,014)  (9,396)  (8,996)  (19,356)
Income tax provision 100   200   100   200 
Net loss before noncontrolling interest (5,114)  (9,596)  (9,096)  (19,556)
Less:  net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (2,232)  (6,524)  (4,059)  (13,532)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc.$(2,882) $(3,072) $(5,037) $(6,024)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common
  shareholders
$(2,882) $(3,072) $(8,765) $(6,024)
Net loss per share of vTv Therapeutics Inc. Class A
  Common Stock, basic and diluted
$(0.10) $(0.31) $(0.34) $(0.61)
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc.
  Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted
 28,037,628   10,049,831   25,464,562   9,875,743 
                

About vTv Therapeutics
vTv Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of orally administered small molecule drug candidates to fill significant unmet medical needs. vTv has a pipeline of clinical drug candidates led by programs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and inflammatory disorders.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (“GAAP”), we use non-GAAP adjusted net loss per fully exchanged share, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss per fully exchanged share adjusts the net loss attributable to vTv common shareholders for the impact of adjustments related to outstanding warrants, share-based compensation expense and the portion of net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest.  It also assumes the exchange of all the Class B common stock of vTv Therapeutics Inc. and an equal number of non-voting common units of vTv Therapeutics LLC (“vTv Units”) for shares of Class A common stock of vTv Therapeutics Inc. We believe that this measure provides useful information to investors as it eliminates the variability of non-controlling interest resulting from the exchanges of Class B common stock and vTv Units into Class A common stock and other items of a non-cash nature. This measure is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

The following is a reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted net loss per fully exchanged share, basic and diluted to its most directly comparable GAAP measure, net loss per share of vTv Therapeutics Inc. Class A common stock, basic and diluted and the computation of the components of this non-GAAP measure:

 Three Months Ended 
 June 30, 2019  March 31, 2019 
Numerator:       
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common shareholders$(2,882) $(5,883)
Other income - related party 275   921 
Share-based compensation expense 401   281 
Deemed distribution to related party    3,728 
Reallocation of net income attributable to noncontrolling
  interest from the assumed exchange of Class B shares (1)
 (2,232)  (1,827)
Adjusted net loss before noncontrolling interest$(4,438) $(2,780)
Denominator:       
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc.
  Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted
 28,037,628   22,862,907 
Assumed exchange of Class B Common Stock (1) 23,094,221   23,094,221 
Adjusted proforma fully exchanged weighted-average
  shares of Class A common stock outstanding,
  basic and diluted
 51,131,849   45,957,128 
Adjusted net loss per fully exchanged share,
  basic and diluted
$(0.09) $(0.06)


      
      
 Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30, 
 2019  2018  2019  2018 
Numerator:               
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common shareholders$(2,882) $(3,072) $(8,765) $(6,024)
Other income - related party 275   316   1,196   291 
Share-based compensation expense 401   803   682   1,766 
Deemed distribution to related party       3,728    
Reallocation of net income attributable to noncontrolling
  interest from the assumed exchange of Class B shares (1)
 (2,232)  (6,524)  (4,059)  (13,532)
Adjusted net loss before noncontrolling interest$(4,438) $(8,477) $(7,218) $(17,499)
Denominator:               
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc.
  Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted
 28,037,628   10,049,831   25,464,562   9,875,743 
Assumed exchange of Class B Common Stock (1) 23,094,221   23,094,221   23,094,221   23,104,867 
Adjusted proforma fully exchanged weighted-average
  shares of Class A common stock outstanding,
  basic and diluted
 51,131,849   33,144,052   48,558,783   32,980,610 
Adjusted net loss per fully exchanged share,
  basic and diluted
$(0.09) $(0.26) $(0.15) $(0.53)

(1) Assumes the exchange of all outstanding Class B common stock, resulting in the elimination of the noncontrolling interest and recognition of the net income attributable to noncontrolling interests.

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