HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- vTv Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:VTVT) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, and provided an update on the progress of its clinical programs.

“Following our decision to conclude enrollment in the Elevage Study at the end of September, we look forward to announcing topline results from this phase 2 study of azeliragon in December,” said Steve Holcombe, president and CEO.  “In addition, we are planning a mechanistic study of TTP399 to start early in the new year to better understand its impact on diabetic ketoacidosis.  Finally, we are planning a phase 1 study of our PDE4 inhibitor compound, HPP737, as an initial step towards a proof-of-concept study in psoriasis.  We expect to report topline results from both the mechanistic study of TTP399 and the phase 1 study of HPP737 during the second quarter of 2021.”

Recent Achievements and Outlook

Type 1 Diabetes

  • FDA Engagement and Pivotal Study Planning.  vTv continued its dialogue with the FDA during the third quarter surrounding the design and endpoints of its planned pivotal studies of TTP399 as an adjunct to insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes.  Based upon the FDA’s feedback, the Company plans to conduct a placebo-controlled six-month clinical trial in approximately 400 subjects, followed by a second placebo-controlled six-month clinical trial to be initiated nine to twelve months after initiation of the first pivotal trial.  The FDA also confirmed that the effect size of TTP399 on events of hypoglycemia as demonstrated in the Phase 2 SimpliciT-1 Study are clinically meaningful and that a reduction in events of hypoglycemia would be an acceptable clinical endpoint for evaluation of a therapy for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
     
  • Development of Mechanistic Study of Ketoacidosis.  To further support the hypothesis that TTP399 may help reduce the incidence of ketoacidosis, vTv plans to conduct a mechanistic study in a small number of patients with type 1 diabetes to determine the impact of TTP399 on ketone body formation during a period of acute insulin withdrawal.  The Company proposed the mechanistic study to the FDA, and the FDA recommended that the study be performed in support of the planned pivotal trials. vTv expects the mechanistic study to be initiated in the first quarter of 2021 and to report topline results in the second quarter of 2021.
     
  • Two Oral Presentations at EASD of SimpliciT-1 Study Results.  Members of vTv’s TTP399 clinical development team, including Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carmen Valcarce, presented additional data at the 56th Annual European Association for the Study of Diabetes on the effects of TTP399 on hypoglycemia and ketone body formation from the positive SimpliciT-1 Study.             

Dementia with Diabetes

  • Enrollment concluded for Phase 2 Elevage Study of azeliragon. On September 30, vTv concluded enrollment of patients in the Elevage Study. Forty-three (43) patients with mild probable Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes were enrolled in the study.  The study is designed to evaluate the effect of six-months of treatment with azeliragon on cognitive performance. The Company plans to report top-line results for substantially all of the enrolled patients during December 2020, earlier than previously expected.  The objective of the Elevage Study is to replicate in a randomized double-blind, placebo controlled study the results observed in a post hoc analysis of the phase 3 STEADFAST trial A-Study in which a subgroup of forty-seven (47) patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes treated with azeliragon demonstrated nominally statistically significant improvements in cognition on the ADAS-cog11 scale of 5.5 points (p=0.006) at month 18 compared to the same subgroup of patients treated with placebo.  Azeliragon associated improvement was nominally significant as early as month 6 on the ADAS-cog11 scale (4.9 points, p<0.001).
     
  • Elevage Study Update to be Presented at CTAD. Dr. Ann Gooch presented an update on the Elevage Study focusing on the demographic and baseline characteristics data of enrolled subjects at the 13th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease conference on November 4, 2020.

Psoriasis

  • Multiple Ascending Dose Study with HPP737.  The Company is planning a phase 1 multiple ascending dose study to assess the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic profile of HPP737, a PDE4 inhibitor, in healthy volunteers.  vTv expects to initiate the study in the first quarter of 2021 and to report topline results in the second quarter of 2021.

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

  • Cash Position: The Company’s cash position as of September 30, 2020, was $1.8 million compared to $6.4 million as of June 30, 2020.
     
  • Revenue: Revenues were insignificant for both the second and third quarters of 2020.
     
  • R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $1.8 million and $2.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020, respectively.  This decrease of $0.7 million was driven primarily by the reversal of certain performance-based compensation accruals that are no longer expected to be paid.
     
  • G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses were $1.1 million for the third quarter of 2020 and $1.7 million for the second quarter, respectively. The decrease of $0.6 million was driven by the reversal of certain performance-based compensation accruals that are no longer expected to be paid.
     
  • Net Loss Before Non-Controlling Interest: Net loss before non-controlling interest was $2.3 million for the third quarter of 2020 compared to $5.0 million for the second quarter of 2020.
     
  • Net Loss Per Share: GAAP net loss per share was $0.03 and $0.07 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020, respectively, based on weighted-average shares of 48.2 million and 45.7 million for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020, respectively. Non-GAAP net loss per fully exchanged share was $0.02 and $0.08 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020, respectively, based on non-GAAP fully exchanged weighted-average shares of 71.3 million and 68.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020, respectively.


vTv Therapeutics Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

 September 30,  June 30 
 2020  2020 
 (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) 
Assets       
Current assets:       
Cash and cash equivalents$1,827  $6,392 
Accounts receivable, net 14    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,306   299 
Current deposits 531   87 
Total current assets 3,678   6,778 
Property and equipment, net 389   412 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 499   514 
Long-term investments 2,480   2,480 
Long-term deposits    444 
Total assets$7,046  $10,628 
Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Stockholders’ Deficit       
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$5,747  $6,697 
Operating lease liabilities 149   143 
Current portion of contract liabilities 31   31 
Current portion of notes payable 2,369   4,543 
Total current liabilities 8,296   11,414 
Contract liabilities, net of current portion 1,017   1,025 
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion 717   756 
Warrant liability, related party 2,715   3,529 
Other liabilities 82   54 
Total liabilities 12,827   16,778 
Commitments and contingencies       
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 45,591   63,378 
Stockholders’ deficit:       
Class A Common Stock 492   479 
Class B Common Stock 232   232 
Additional paid-in capital 201,243   198,634 
Accumulated deficit (253,339)  (268,873)
Total stockholders’ deficit attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. (51,372)  (69,528)
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and stockholders’ deficit$7,046  $10,628 


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

 Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
2020
  June 30,
2020
 
Revenue$7  $ 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development 1,768   2,509 
General and administrative 1,071   1,695 
Total operating expenses 2,839   4,204 
Operating loss (2,832)  (4,204)
Interest expense (235)  (222)
Other income (expense), net 814   (565)
Loss before income taxes and noncontrolling interest (2,253)  (4,991)
Income tax provision     
Net loss before noncontrolling interest (2,253)  (4,991)
Less:  net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (720)  (1,623)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc.$(1,533) $(3,368)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common shareholders$(1,533) $(3,368)
Net loss per share of vTv Therapeutics Inc. Class A
   Common Stock, basic and diluted
$(0.03) $(0.07)
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc.
   Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted
 48,238,285   45,661,221 


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

 Three Months Ended
September 30,
  For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
 2020  2019  2020  2019 
            
 (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) 
Revenue$7  $8  $15  $2,757 
Operating expenses:               
Research and development 1,768   3,663   8,481   10,713 
General and administrative 1,071   1,770   5,216   6,548 
Total operating expenses 2,839   5,433   13,697   17,261 
Operating loss (2,832)  (5,425)  (13,682)  (14,504)
Interest income    15   12   41 
Interest expense (235)  (404)  (625)  (1,544)
Other income (expense), net 814   (146)  (114)  1,051 
Loss before income taxes and noncontrolling interest (2,253)  (5,960)  (14,409)  (14,956)
Income tax provision          100 
Net loss before noncontrolling interest (2,253)  (5,960)  (14,409)  (15,056)
Less:  net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (720)  (2,352)  (4,784)  (6,411)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc.$(1,533) $(3,608) $(9,625) $(8,645)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common shareholders$(1,533) $(3,608) $(9,625) $(12,880)
Net loss per share of vTv Therapeutics Inc. Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted$(0.03) $(0.13) $(0.21) $(0.46)
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc. Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted 48,238,285   32,126,130   45,796,298   27,709,486 

About vTv Therapeutics
vTv Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing oral small molecule drug candidates. vTv has a pipeline of clinical drug candidates led by programs for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and psoriasis. vTv’s development partners are pursuing additional indications in type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and genetic mitochondrial diseases.

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 
 September 30,
2020
  June 30,
2020
 
Numerator:       
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common shareholders$(1,533) $(3,368)
Other income - related party 814   (565)
Share-based compensation expense 171   186 
Deemed distribution to related party     
Reallocation of net income attributable to noncontrolling interest from the assumed exchange of Class B shares (1) (720)  (1,623)
Adjusted net loss before noncontrolling interest$(1,268) $(5,370)
Denominator:       
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc.
   Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted
 48,238,285   45,661,221 
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
 71,332,506   68,755,442 
Adjusted net loss per fully exchanged share,
   basic and diluted
$(0.02) $(0.08)


 Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
 2020  2019  2020  2019 
Numerator:               
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common shareholders$(1,533) $(4,115) $(9,625) $(12,880)
Other income - related party 814   (146)  (114)  1,050 
Share-based compensation expense 171   413   737   1,095 
Deemed distribution to related party    507      4,235 
Reallocation of net income attributable to noncontrolling interest from the assumed exchange of Class B shares (1) (720)  (2,352)  (4,784)  (6,411)
Adjusted net loss before noncontrolling interest$(1,268) $(5,693) $(13,786) $(12,911)
Denominator:               
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc.
   Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted
 48,238,285   32,126,130   45,796,298   27,709,486 
Assumed exchange of Class B Common Stock (1) 23,094,221   23,094,221   23,094,221   23,094,221 
Adjusted proforma fully exchanged weighted-average shares of Class A common stock outstanding,
   basic and diluted
 71,332,506   55,220,351   68,890,519   50,803,707 
Adjusted net loss per fully exchanged share,
   basic and diluted
$(0.02) $(0.10) $(0.20) $(0.25)

(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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