SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTMX), a biopharmaceutical company developing investigational Probody™ therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today reported full-year 2016 financial results.
As of December 31, 2016, CytomX had cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $181.9 million. Based upon its current operating plan, the Company expects its existing capital resources will be sufficient to fund operations into 2019.
“Over the past year, CytomX has transformed from a research organization to a clinical-stage company, bringing us one step closer to realizing our vision of transforming lives with safer and more effective therapies,” said Sean McCarthy, D.Phil., president and chief executive officer of CytomX Therapeutics. “With our lead program, CX-072, in the clinic and CX-2009 closely behind, together with our world-class pharmaceutical partnerships, we are advancing a broad and deep pipeline of differentiated Probody therapeutics that are focused on some of the most compelling targets for the treatment of cancer.”
2016 Business Highlights and Recent Developments
PROCLAIM-CX-072 (PD-L1 Probody) Program
CX-2009 (CD166 Probody Drug Conjugate) Program
Full-Year Financial Results
Cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $181.9 million as of December 31, 2016, compared to $186.7 million as of December 31, 2015. The decrease reflects cash used in operations, partially offset by a $30 million upfront payment received from AbbVie in connection with the development and collaboration agreements entered into in April 2016, and $25 million in milestone payments received from Bristol-Myers Squibb in connection with its third target selection in January 2016, and fourth target selection in December 2016.
Research and development expenses were $54.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $28.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. The increase was primarily attributable to $9.6 million in manufacturing costs for the Company’s CX-072, CX-2009 and CX-2029 programs, $4.5 million in laboratory and professional services and supplies, $3.1 million in personnel-related expenses due to an increase in headcount, $3.1 million in non-cash stock-based compensation due to higher stock valuation, $2.4 million to advance CX-072 into Phase 1/2 clinical development, $1.7 million in royalty payments triggered by the payments from Bristol-Myers Squibb’s third and fourth target selections, clinical candidate selection, as well as upfront payments from AbbVie, and $1.6 million in facilities-related expenses due to a move to a larger facility in October 2016.
General and administrative expenses were $19.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $12.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2015. The increase was predominantly due to $3.2 million in non-cash stock based compensation due to higher stock valuation, $2 million in professional service and outside service expenses, $1.8 million in personnel-related expenses due to an increase in headcount and $0.4 million in facilities-related expense due to a move to a larger facility in October 2016.
About CytomX Therapeutics
CytomX is a clinical-stage, oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company pioneering a novel class of investigational antibody therapeutics based on its Probody technology platform. The Company uses its platform to create proprietary cancer immunotherapies against clinically-validated targets, such as PD-L1, and develop first-in-class cancer therapeutics against difficult-to-drug targets, such as CD166. Probody therapeutics are designed to take advantage of unique conditions in the tumor microenvironment to enhance the tumor-targeting features of an antibody and reduce drug activity in healthy tissues. The Company’s lead program, CX-072, a wholly-owned PD-L1-targeting Probody therapeutic, is being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 study. The Investigational New Drug filing for CX-2009 is slated for the first half of 2017. CX-2009 is a first-in-class Probody drug conjugate targeting the highly expressed tumor antigen, CD166. Both clinical trials are modules within PROCLAIM (Probody Clinical Assessment In Man), an international umbrella clinical trial program that provides clinical trial sites with access to the company’s novel therapies under one central protocol. In addition to its proprietary programs, CytomX is collaborating with strategic partners including AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Pfizer Inc., MD Anderson Cancer Center and ImmunoGen, Inc. For more information, visit www.cytomx.com.
CytomX Therapeutics Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that are difficult to predict, may be beyond our control, and may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in such statements. Accordingly, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements, including those relating to the potential efficacy of CytomX’s product candidates, the Company’s ability to develop and advance product candidates into and successfully complete clinical trials, including the Company’s Phase 1/2 clinical trial of CX-072 and the timing of any future clinical trials. One of our product candidates under our Probody platform is in the initial stages of clinical development and our other product candidates are currently in preclinical development, and the process by which preclinical and clinical development could potentially lead to an approved product is long and subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Projected net cash utilization and capital resources are subject to substantial risk of variance based on a wide variety of factors that can be difficult to predict. Applicable risks and uncertainties include those relating to our preclinical research and development, clinical development, and other risks identified under the heading "Risk Factors" included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 2, 2017. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on information currently available to CytomX and speak only as of the date on which they are made. CytomX does not undertake and specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.
|CYTOMX THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Year Ended December 31,|
|Revenues from related parties||2,198||1,771||2,326|
|Research and development||54,755||28,357||28,302|
|General and administrative||19,874||12,558||6,540|
|Total operating expenses||74,629||40,915||34,842|
|Loss from operations||(59,586||)||(33,203||)||(29,765||)|
|Other income (expense), net||(69||)||(1,744||)||(55||)|
|Loss before provision for (benefit from) income taxes||(58,919||)||(35,364||)||(30,300||)|
|Provision for (benefit from) income taxes||(19||)||10||10|
|Accretion to redemption value and cumulative dividends on preferred stock||—||(6,705||)||(4,566||)|
|Net loss attributable to common stockholders||$||(58,900||)||$||(42,079||)||$||(34,876||)|
|Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted||$||(1.63||)||$||(4.90||)||$||(35.25||)|
|Shares used to compute net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted||36,234,732||8,595,247||989,453|
|CYTOMX THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||104,645||$||59,822|
|Related party accounts receivable||154||372|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||3,896||2,299|
|Total current assets||188,147||189,754|
|Property and equipment, net||4,392||3,481|
|Liabilities, Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders' Equity|
|Deferred revenues, current portion||20,347||6,130|
|Total current liabilities||35,767||15,739|
|Deferred revenue, net of current portion||83,803||54,703|
|Deferred tax liability||513||507|
|Other long-term liabilities||566||198|
|Convertible preferred stock, $0.00001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2016 and 2015; no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively||—||—|
|Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2016 and 2015; 36,490,169 and 36,033,209 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively||1||1|
|Stockholders notes receivable||—||(78||)|
|Additional paid-in capital||254,871||243,687|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(27||)||(76||)|
|Total stockholders' equity||78,479||126,068|
|Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity||$||199,128||$||197,215|
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