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Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

August 8, 2018

DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 8, 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 second quarter of 2018. Navidea reported total revenues for the quarter of $542,000. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $2.4 million.

Michael Goldberg, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, commented, “During the first half of the year, we continued to make significant progress executing on our strategy to develop imaging and therapeutics based on our activated macrophage targeting technology. We have generated additional clinical data with our imaging agents and progressed with our development efforts towards additional regulatory approvals. Macrophage Therapeutics is seeking to develop treatments for diseases where inflammation is a major contributing factor. Macrophage Therapeutics has an exclusive license from Navidea for all therapeutic uses of our propriety Manocept platform, while our diagnostics business is focused on the development and commercialization of precision imaging products for a large range of inflammatory related conditions. With the benefit of these corporate changes, we are well-positioned to create long-term value for our stakeholders as we focus the business and execute our mission of developing innovative immunodiagnostic agents and therapies that improve patient care.”

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights and Subsequent Events

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Financial Results

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 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 second quarter of 2018 were $542,000 compared to $612,000 in the second quarter of 2017. Total revenues for the first six months of 2018 were $819,000 compared to $1.2 million for the same period in 2017. License revenue in 2018 was primarily related to the sublicense of NAV4694 to Meilleur; license revenue during 2017 was primarily related to the license of Tc99m tilmanocept to Sayre Therapeutics in India. Grant revenue in both 2018 and 2017 was primarily related to Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) grants from the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) supporting Manocept development. Research and development (“R&D”) expenses for the second quarter of 2018 were $1.1 million compared to $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2017. The net decrease was primarily due to reductions in drug project expenses related to NAV4694 and Manocept development costs, offset by increased therapeutics and Tc99m tilmanocept development costs. R&D expenses for the first six months of 2018 were $2.1 million compared to $1.9 million during the same period in 2017. The net increase was primarily due to net increases in drug project expenses related to NAV4694 and therapeutics development costs, offset by decreased Manocept and Tc99m tilmanocept development costs. The change in R&D expenses for both periods also included net decreased compensation related to decreased headcount. Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses for the second quarter of 2018 were $1.8 million, compared to $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2017. SG&A expenses for the first six months of 2018 were $3.6 million, compared to $7.3 million during the same period in 2017. The net decrease for both periods was primarily due to decreased legal and professional services, a loss on disposal of assets related to our previous office space, termination costs related to the arbitration award to our former CEO, a loss on termination of our previous office lease, and decreased general office expenses such as depreciation, insurance and rent. Navidea’s net loss attributable to common stockholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $2.4 million, or $0.02 per share (basic), compared to a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.2 million, or $0.03 per share, for the same period in 2017. Navidea’s net loss attributable to common stockholders for the six-month period ended June 30, 2018 was $9.1 million, or $0.06 per share (basic), compared to net income attributable to common stockholders of $80.4 million, or $0.50 per share, for the same period in 2017. Navidea ended the second quarter of 2018 with $5.5 million in cash and investments, including the accelerated earnout payment of $6.0 million from Cardinal Health 414 which was received during the quarter.

Conference Call Details

Investors and the public are invited to access the live audio webcast through the link below. Participants who would like to ask questions during the question and answer session must participate by telephone. Participants are encouraged to log-in and/or dial-in fifteen minutes before the conference call begins.

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.

About Navidea

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.

For more information, please visit  www.navidea.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release and any oral statements made with respect to the information contained in this release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, among other things: general economic and business conditions, both nationally and in our markets; our history of losses and uncertainty of future profitability; the final outcome of the CRG litigation in Texas; our ability to successfully complete research and further development of our drug candidates; the timing, cost and uncertainty of obtaining regulatory approvals of our drug candidates; our ability to successfully commercialize our drug candidates; our expectations and estimates concerning future financial performance, financing plans and the impact of competition; our ability to raise capital sufficient to fund our development and commercialization programs; our ability to implement our growth strategy; anticipated trends in our business; advances in technologies; and other risk factors set forth in this report and detailed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings. You are urged to carefully review and consider the disclosures found in our SEC filings, which are available at  www.sec.gov  or at  http://ir.navidea.com.

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