Kadmon Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 9, 2018--Kadmon Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KDMN) today provided a business update and reported financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2018.
“Kadmon continues to build momentum in 2018 toward additional key milestones, including the planned initiation of our pivotal trial in cGVHD in September 2018,” said Harlan W. Waksal, M.D., President and CEO at Kadmon. “Our recent financing, led by top-tier institutional investors, supports our continued clinical development of KD025 as well as the advancement of our ROCK inhibitor platform to treat fibrotic and inflammatory diseases.”
KD025 – Anticipated 2018 MilestonesInitiate open-label, pivotal Phase 2 clinical trial in chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) Submit updated results from ongoing open-label, dose-finding Phase 2 clinical trial in cGVHD for presentation at upcoming medical conferences Initiate Phase 2 clinical trial in scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
Additional Clinical Updates
Enrollment continues in the Company’s Phase 2 clinical trials of KD025 in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and of tesevatinib in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, and the Phase 1 clinical trial of tesevatinib in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Kadmon is also continuing dialogue with the FDA regarding its review and potential approval of KD034, the Company’s generic trientine hydrochloride formulation for the treatment of Wilson’s disease.
Second Quarter 2018 Results
Loss from operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 was $18.8 million and $36.8 million, respectively, compared to $17.6 million and $31.6 million for the respective periods in 2017.
Revenue was $0.4 million and $0.8 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $3.0 million and $8.5 million for the respective periods in 2017. The Company does not rely on the revenue generated from its commercial operations; however, the Company leverages its commercial infrastructure to support the development of its clinical-stage product candidates by providing quality assurance, compliance, regulatory and pharmacovigilance capabilities, among others.
Research and development (R&D) expenses were $10.2 million and $20.0 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $10.1 million and $18.5 million for the respective periods in 2017.
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $8.8 million and $17.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $9.9 million and $20.0 million for the respective periods in 2017. The decrease in SG&A expenses is primarily related to a decrease in share-based compensation of $1.4 million and $2.8 million, respectively.
The Company recorded an unrealized gain of $40.5 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 related to the fair value of the Company’s common stock ownership of MeiraGTx Holdings plc (“MeiraGTx”). On June 12, 2018, MeiraGTx completed its initial public offering (“IPO”) and upon completion of the IPO, the Company maintained a 13.0% ownership in MeiraGTx common stock. As the Company’s investment in MeiraGTx now has a readily determinable market value, the investment is recorded at fair value.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of June 30, 2018, Kadmon’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $131.5 million, compared to $67.5 million as of December 31, 2017.
About Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Kadmon Holdings, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company developing innovative product candidates for significant unmet medical needs. Our product pipeline is focused on inflammatory and fibrotic diseases.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Such statements may be preceded by the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. We believe that these factors include, but are not limited to, (i) the initiation, timing, progress and results of our preclinical studies and clinical trials, and our research and development programs; (ii) our ability to advance product candidates into, and successfully complete, clinical trials; (iii) our reliance on the success of our product candidates; (iv) the timing or likelihood of regulatory filings and approvals; (v) our ability to expand our sales and marketing capabilities; (vi) the commercialization of our product candidates, if approved; (vii) the pricing and reimbursement of our product candidates, if approved; (viii) the implementation of our business model, strategic plans for our business, product candidates and technology; (ix) the scope of protection we are able to establish and maintain for intellectual property rights covering our product candidates and technology; (x) our ability to operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights and proprietary technology of third parties; (xi) costs associated with defending intellectual property infringement, product liability and other claims; (xii) regulatory developments in the United States, Europe and other jurisdictions; (xiii) estimates of our expenses, future revenues, capital requirements and our needs for additional financing; (xiv) the potential benefits of strategic collaboration agreements and our ability to enter into strategic arrangements; (xv) our ability to maintain and establish collaborations or obtain additional grant funding; (xvi) the rate and degree of market acceptance of our product candidates; (xvii) developments relating to our competitors and our industry, including competing therapies; (xviii) our ability to effectively manage our anticipated growth; (xix) our ability to attract and retain qualified employees and key personnel; (xx) our ability to achieve cost savings and other benefits from our efforts to streamline our operations and to not harm our business with such efforts; (xxi) the use of proceeds from our recent public offerings; (xxii) the potential benefits of any of our product candidates being granted orphan drug designation; (xxiii) the future trading price of the shares of our common stock and impact of securities analysts’ reports on these prices; and/or (xxiv) other risks and uncertainties. More detailed information about Kadmon and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed pursuant to Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with the SEC on the date hereof. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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