Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results
DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 7, 2018--Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: NAVB) (“Navidea” or the “Company”), a company focused on the development of precision immunodiagnostic agents and immunotherapeutics, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2018. Navidea reported total revenues for the quarter of $231,000. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $3.8 million.
“Navidea had a productive quarter as we advanced the business and our novel imaging pipeline,” said Mr. Jed A. Latkin, Chief Executive Officer of Navidea. “We also continued to gain recognition from the scientific and medical communities, receiving acceptance into the National Institutes of Health’s (“NIH”) Commercialization Accelerator Program and presenting encouraging data on Tc99m tilmanocept, the first product developed and commercialized by the Company based on the Manocept platform, at the American College of Rheumatology (“ACR”) Annual Meeting. The Company also presented its Phase II data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) at the end of September. These accomplishments reflect the strength of our team and the potential of our pipeline of innovative diagnostics. Importantly, acceptance into the NIH’s program in addition to a $3 million private placement by a long-term investor provides us with assistance to advance our Rheumatoid Arthritis (“RA”) program and product portfolio. I am pleased with our progress and look forward to a strong finish to the year.”
Third Quarter 2018 Highlights and Subsequent EventsClosed $3 million private placement with an existing investor Announced acceptance into the NIH’s Commercialization Accelerator Program for 2018-2019 Presented data on the Manocept platform at the 2018 ACR Annual Meeting Presented at the 2018 BIO Investor Forum in California Held meeting with the FDA to discuss the results from the Phase II RA trial and activated macrophage data and next steps for the program Announced leadership transition in which Dr. Michael Goldberg stepped down as CEO and Board member of Navidea and Mr. Jed Latkin was appointed CEO of Navidea Held the Annual Shareholder Meeting
Our consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations have been reclassified, as required by current accounting standards, for all periods presented to reflect the line of business sold to Cardinal Health 414, LLC in March 2017 as a discontinued operation. Accordingly, this discussion focuses on describing results of our operations as if we had not operated the discontinued operation during the periods being disclosed.Total revenues for the third quarter of 2018 were $231,000 compared to $224,000 in the third quarter of 2017. The increase was primarily due to a royalty revenue related to our license agreement with SpePharm in Europe as well as a license revenue for activities related to the sublicense of NAV4694 to Meilleur Technologies, Inc. and the sublicense of Tc99m tilmanocept to Beijing Sinotau Medical Research Co., Ltd. No royalty revenue or license revenue was recognized during the third quarter of 2017. Total revenues for the first nine months of 2018 were $1.1 million compared to $1.4 million for the same period in 2017. Revenue included royalty and license revenue as well as grant revenue, primarily related to SBIR grants from the NIH supporting Manocept development. Other revenue for the first nine months of 2018 was from our marketing partners in Europe and China related to development work performed at their request. Research and development (“R&D”) expenses for the third quarter of 2018 were $1.2 million compared to $875,000 in the third quarter of 2017. R&D expenses for the first nine months of 2018 were $3.4 million compared to $2.8 million during the same period in 2017. The increase was primarily due to net increases in drug project expenses related to increased therapeutics development costs from research consulting, regulatory consulting, and preclinical testing. Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses for the third quarter of 2018 were $2.7 million, compared to $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2017. The net increase was primarily due to increased compensation including incentive-based awards as well as termination costs associated with the resignation of our former CEO. SG&A expenses for the first nine months of 2018 were $6.3 million, compared to $9.0 million during the same period in 2017. The net decrease was primarily due to decreased legal and professional services, as well as decreased general office, insurance, depreciation, rent, and travel expenses. Navidea’s net loss attributable to common stockholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 was $3.8 million, or $0.02 per share (basic), compared to a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $1.4 million, or $0.01 per share, for the same period in 2017. Navidea’s net loss attributable to common stockholders for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018 was $13.0 million, or $0.08 per share (basic), compared to net income attributable to common stockholders of $79.0 million, or $0.49 per share, for the same period in 2017. Navidea ended the third quarter of 2018 with $6.5 million in cash and investments.
Conference Call Details
Investors and the public are invited to dial into the earnings call through the information listed below. Participants who would like to ask questions during the question and answer session must participate by telephone.
A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available on the investor relations page of Navidea’s corporate website at www.navidea.com. In addition, the recorded conference call can be replayed and will be available for 90 days following the call on Navidea’s website.
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: NAVB) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of precision immunodiagnostic agents and immunotherapeutics. Navidea is developing multiple precision-targeted products based on its Manocept™ platform to enhance patient care by identifying the sites and pathways of disease and enable better diagnostic accuracy, clinical decision-making, and targeted treatment. Navidea’s Manocept platform is predicated on the ability to specifically target the CD206 mannose receptor expressed on activated macrophages. The Manocept platform serves as the molecular backbone of Tc 99m tilmanocept, the first product developed and commercialized by Navidea based on the platform. The development activities of the Manocept immunotherapeutic platform are being conducted by Navidea in conjunction with its subsidiary, Macrophage Therapeutics, Inc. Navidea’s strategy is to deliver superior growth and shareholder return by bringing to market novel products and advancing the Company’s pipeline through global partnering and commercialization efforts.
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CONTACT: Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Joe Green, 646-653-7030
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