Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Opiant”) (NASDAQ: OPNT), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for addictions and drug overdose, today reported financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018, and provided a corporate update. 

“Opiant is in a strong position to execute its operating plan,” said Roger Crystal, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Opiant.  “As a leader in addiction and drug overdose with an approved product and others in development targeting several substantial markets with critical unmet needs, we are well-positioned to create significant long-term shareholder value.  We have a growing royalty revenue stream from net sales of NARCAN® Nasal Spray for the treatment of opioid overdose by our commercial partner, Adapt Pharmaceuticals (“Adapt”), and our successful development of this product serves to de-risk our robust and advancing pipeline.”

“Importantly, we are supported by a strong financial profile, with cash of approximately $11.2 million at the end of the second quarter,” continued Dr. Crystal.  “Beyond our balance sheet, we were recently awarded a grant of approximately $7.4 million from the National Institutes of Health’s (“NIH”) National Institute on Drug Abuse for the development of OPNT003, our lead product candidate. OPNT003, nasal nalmefene, is a long-acting opioid antagonist currently in development for the treatment of opioid overdose.  We believe our financial resources are sufficient to fund the completion of a registration study for OPNT003, and the results from two Phase II studies for our other product candidates, OPNT001 for Bulimia Nervosa and OPNT002 for Alcohol Use Disorder.”

“We achieved significant sequential growth of over 70% in royalty revenue in the second quarter of 2018,” said David O’Toole, Chief Financial Officer of Opiant. “These results provide a strong foundation for potential further NARCAN® success in the second half of the year.”

Recent Corporate Highlights
Received first tranche of $500,000 from the previously awarded grant of approximately $7.4 million from the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse for the development of OPNT003
• Participated in multiple key industry conferences

  • American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2018 Annual Meeting

        -  Phil Skolnick, Ph.D., Opiant’s Chief Scientific Officer, chaired a panel titled, “The Opioid Epidemic: Crisis and Solutions,” and Dr. Crystal served as a panelist

        -  Dr. Skolnick received the 2018 “Donald Klein Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions to the field of neuropsychopharmacology

  • BIO International Convention

        -  Dr. Crystal served as a panelist on “Biology of Pain and Addiction – Next Generation Treatments for Pain and Addiction”

• Recent national TV appearances, including ‘Fox and Friends’ and Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” – https://www.opiant.com/media/
• Appointed biotech and pharmaceutical industry veteran Richard J. Daly to Board of Directors 

Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2018
For the three months ended June 30, 2018, Opiant recorded approximately $3.2 million in revenue, compared to $3.8 million during the corresponding period of 2017. For the three months ended June 30, 2018, Opiant recognized $3.1 million of royalty revenue from the license agreement between Opiant and Adapt for the sale of NARCAN® (naloxone hydrochloride) Nasal Spray.  For the three months ended June 30, 2017, Opiant recognized $3.8 million of revenue from the sale to SWK of Opiant’s right to receive royalties arising from the sale, by Adapt, of NARCAN® Nasal Spray. This $3.8 million payment from SWK was a one-time payment as provided under the royalty monetization agreement between Opiant and SWK.

General and Administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2018, were approximately $2.9 million, compared to $1.9 million in the comparable period of 2017. The increase was primarily due to a $0.7 million increase associated with stock-based compensation expense and a $0.3 million increase attributed to employee salaries and related expense, during the three months ended June 30, 2018, as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2017.

Research and development expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2018, were approximately $1.6 million, compared to approximately $1.4 million in the comparable period of 2017.  The increase was primarily attributable to a $0.4 million increase in stock-based compensation expense and an increase of $0.3 million in personnel and related expense, partially offset by a $0.5 million reduction in third-party expenses associated with Opiant’s research and development programs.

Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2018, was $1.4 million, or a loss of $0.52 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $0.2 million, or income of $0.12 per basic share and $0.11 per diluted share, for the comparable period of 2017.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 Financial Results
For the six months ended June 30, 2018, Opiant recorded approximately $4.9 million in revenue, compared $3.8 million in the corresponding period of 2017. During the six months ended June 30, 2018, Opiant recognized $4.7 million of royalty revenue from the license agreement between it and Adapt for the sale of NARCAN® (naloxone hydrochloride) Nasal Spray. During the six months ended June 30, 2017, Opiant recorded $3.8 million from the sale to SWK of Opiant’s right to receive royalties arising from the sale, by Adapt, of NARCAN® Nasal Spray. This $3.8 million payment from SWK was a one-time milestone payment, as provided under the royalty monetization agreement between Opiant and SWK.

General and administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2018, were approximately $5.8 million, compared to $3.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The increase was primarily due to a $1.6 million increase associated with stock-based compensation expense, and $0.5 million increase in corporate overhead.

Research and development expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2018, were approximately $4.0 million, compared to $2.3 million in the comparable period of 2017. The increase was primarily attributable to a $0.7 million increase in stock-based compensation expense, a $0.6 million increase in personnel and related expense, and a $0.4 million increase in third-party expenses associated with Opiant’s research and development programs.

License fees for the six months ended June 30, 2018, were $5.6 million. The license fees relate to Opiant’s obligations under the License Agreement with Adapt. There were no license fees for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2018, was $10.7 million, or a loss of $4.11 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.6 million, or a loss of $1.27 per basic and diluted share, for the comparable period of 2017.  The significant increase in net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, was primarily due to the non-recurring license fee of $5.6 million paid to Adapt.

At June 30, 2018, Opiant had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $11.2 million, compared to approximately $8.1 million at December 31, 2017.

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About Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for addictions and drug overdose. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the NIH, describes addictive disorders as chronic relapsing brain diseases which burden society at both the individual and community levels. With its innovative opioid antagonist nasal delivery technology, Opiant is positioned to become a leader in these treatment markets. Opiant's first drug overdose product, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, is approved for marketing in the U.S. and Canada by its partner, Adapt Pharmaceuticals. For more information please visit: www.opiant.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed, implied or inferred by these forward-looking statements, and among other things, our ability to maintain cash balances and successfully commercialize or partner our product candidates currently under development. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "expects," "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "projects," "potential," or "continue" or the negative of such terms and other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. Actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors. Additional factors that could materially affect actual results can be found in our Form 10-KT for the transition period August 1 to December 31, 2017 and Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 7, 2018 and May 8, 2018, respectively, including under the caption titled "Risk Factors."  These and other factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. We undertake no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform those statements to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by applicable law.

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      Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.          
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets        
  (in thousands, except shares and per share amounts)        
             
  As of June 30,   As of December 31,  
    2018       2017    
Assets   (unaudited)      
  Current Assets        
  Cash & cash Equivalents     $   11,245     $   8,116    
  Accounts receivable         2,970         11,697    
  Deferred financing costs         -         209    
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets         560         733    
    Total Current Assets         14,775         20,755    
  Long-term Assets          
  Computer equipment, net         -         1    
  Patents and patent applications, net         16         17    
    Total Assets     $   14,791     $   20,773    
               
Liabilities and stockholders' equity         
  Current Liabilities        
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses     $   2,195     $   3,157    
  Accrued salaries & wages         643         713    
  Royalty payable         735         1,408    
  Deferred revenue         760         379    
    Total Current Liabilities         4,333         5,657    
  Long-Term Liabilities          
    Deferred revenue       2,083         2,116    
    Total Long-Term Liabilities         2,083         2,116    
      Total Liabilities         6,416         7,773    
  Stockholders' equity          
  Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares          
  authorized, 2,711,645 and 2,535,766 shares            
  issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and            
  December 31, 2017, respectively         3         2    
  Additional paid-in-capital       72,338         66,223    
  Accumulated deficit       (63,966 )       (53,225 )  
  Total stockholders' equity         8,375         13,000    
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity     $   14,791     $   20,773    
       


                       
     Opiant Pharmaceuticals Inc.
 
     Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
     (in thousands, except shares and per share amounts)
 
     (unaudited)
 
                       
        Three months ended   Six months ended  
        June 30,   June 30,  
          2018       2017     2018       2017    
                       
Revenues                  
  Royalty & licensing revenue   $   3,053     $   3,750   $   4,702     $   3,750    
  Treatment investment revenue     53       22     107       33    
  Grant revenue       44         -       44         -    
    Total Revenue       3,150         3,772       4,853         3,783    
Operating Expenses                  
  General and administrative       2,857         1,850       5,822         3,708    
  Research and development       1,616         1,383       4,036         2,272    
  License fees       -         -       5,625         -    
  Selling expenses       -         328       -         413    
    Total expenses       4,473         3,561       15,483         6,393    
                       
Income (loss) from operations       (1,323 )       211       (10,630 )       (2,610 )  
                       
Other income (expense)                  
  Interest income       6         12       11         21    
  Loss on settlement of liability       (50 )       -       (50 )       -    
  Gain (loss) on foreign exchange       (30 )       16       (38 )       31    
    Total other income (expense)       (74 )       28       (77 )       52    
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes     (1,397 )       239       (10,707 )       (2,558 )  
Provision for income taxes       -         -       (33 )       -    
Net income (loss)   $   (1,397 )   $   239   $   (10,740 )   $   (2,558 )  
                       
Net income (loss) per common share                  
  Basic   $   (0.52 )   $   0.12   $   (4.11 )   $   (1.27 )  
  Diluted   $   (0.52 )   $   0.11   $   (4.11 )   $   (1.27 )  
                       
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:                
  Basic     2,679,910       2,020,380     2,611,245       2,015,192    
  Diluted     2,679,910       2,144,921     2,611,245       2,015,192    
                       

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