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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 8-K
 
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  February 8, 2018
 
OPIANT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-38193
 
46-4744124
(State or other jurisdiction of 
incorporation) 
 
(Commission File Number

 
(IRS Employer Identification No.) 




 


201 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 500
Santa Monica, CA
 

90401
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) 

 
(Zip Code)

 
(310) 598-5410
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

 
 
(Former name or former address if changed since last report,)

 
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).




 
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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨






Item 2.02     Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February 8, 2018, Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing that it will record a total of approximately $11.7 million in royalty and milestone payments for the five-month period ended December 31, 2017 related to full-year 2017 sales of NARCAN® Nasal Spray (“NARCAN”) for opioid overdose by the Company’s commercial partner, Adapt Pharma Operations Limited (“Adapt Pharma”). Going forward, the Company will receive 90% of royalty and milestone payments related to NARCAN sales directly from Adapt Pharma, with its royalty and milestone payment obligations to SWK Funding LLC (“SWK”) being correspondingly reduced to 10%, as SWK has been paid $26.25 million per the terms of that certain Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated as of December 13, 2016, by and between the Company and SWK.

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.    Description

99.1        Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Press Release, dated February 8, 2018.





SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


 
 
 
 
 
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
 
 
Date: February 8, 2018
By:
/s/ David D. O’Toole
 
 
Name: David D. O’Toole
 
 
Title: Chief Financial Officer



Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1

Opiant Pharmaceuticals to Record Approximately $11.7 Million in Royalty and Milestone Payments Related to 2017 Sales of NARCAN® Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose


SANTA MONICA, Calif, February 8, 2018 -- Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Opiant”) (NASDAQ: OPNT), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for addictions, today announced that it will record a total of approximately $11.7 million in royalty and milestone payments for the five-month transition period ended December 31, 2017, as a result of a change in year-end from July 31 to December 31. The royalty and milestone payments relate to full-year 2017 sales of NARCAN® Nasal Spray for opioid overdose by the Opiant’s commercial partner, Adapt Pharma Operations Limited (“Adapt Pharma”). The approximately $11.7 million of revenue to be recognized follows Opiant’s recent disclosure that, going forward, it would receive 90% of royalty and milestone payments related to NARCAN sales directly from Adapt Pharma, with its obligations to SWK Funding LLC being correspondingly reduced to 10%, as SWK will have been repaid its investment and return on investment per the terms of the royalty monetization agreement between the parties.

“We are extremely pleased with the growing commercial success of NARCAN continues to achieve in the United States,” said Roger Crystal, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Opiant. “Moreover, we believe that our strong balance sheet positions us well to execute on our clinical development strategy. Opiant has a robust addiction-related pipeline with significant market potential that we intend to advance as rapidly as possible. Importantly, we expect to achieve multiple key milestones in 2018, including top-line data from our Phase II clinical trial for OPNT001 for the treatment of bulimia nervosa.”

Opiant’s actual financial results for the five-month period ended December 31, 2017, will be reported in the Transition Report on Form 10-KT, to be filed in March 2018.

About Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for addictions. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes these 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 product, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, is approved for marketing in the U.S. and Canada by the its partner, Adapt Pharma. 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. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,”


Exhibit 99.1

“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. 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.

CONTACTS:
Dan Ferry
Managing Director
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Daniel@lifesciadvisors.com
(617) 535-7746