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

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

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Opiant”) (NASDAQ:OPNT), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for addictions, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, and provided a corporate update. 

“We began 2018 with multiple significant accomplishments,” said Roger Crystal, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Opiant.  “Most importantly, following positive data from a Phase I clinical study and a meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, we initiated a development program for OPNT003 (intranasal nalmefene), a long acting treatment for opioid overdose.  In support of this program, we were recently awarded a grant of approximately $7.4 million from the National Institutes of Health’s (“NIH”) National Institute on Drug Abuse (“NIDA”).  We intend to pursue a 505(b)(2) development path for OPNT003 and anticipate the potential to submit a New Drug Application in 2020.  Beyond our innovative pipeline, NARCAN® Nasal Spray for opioid overdose continues to generate strong revenue growth.”

Recent Corporate Highlights

  • Initiated a development program for OPNT003, a long acting treatment for opioid overdose
  • Awarded a grant of approximately $7.4 million from NIDA for the development of OPNT003

Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018
For the three months ended March 31, 2018,  Opiant recorded approximately $1.7 million in revenue, compared to approximately $11,000 during the corresponding period of 2017.  The increase was due primarily to the recognition of net revenue of $1.6 million arising from the royalty payments from the sale, by Adapt Pharma Operations Limited (“Adapt”), of NARCAN.

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2018, were approximately $3.0 million, compared to approximately $1.9 million in the comparable period of 2017.  The increase was primarily due to a $0.6 million increase associated with stock-based compensation expense, a $0.4 million increase relating to professional fees and a $0.1 million increase attributed to employee compensation and related expenses during the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Research and development expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2018, were approximately $2.4 million, compared to approximately $0.9 million during the corresponding period of 2017. The increase was primarily attributable to a $0.7 million increase in expense associated with shares issuable to a research and development partner, a $0.3 million increase in stock-based compensation and a $0.3 million increase attributed to research and development employee compensation and related expenses.

License fees for the three months ended March 31, 2018 were $5.6 million. The license fees relate to the License Agreement with Adapt. There were no license fees for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

The Company did not record any selling expenses in the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2018, was $9.3 million, or a loss of $3.68 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.8 million, or a loss of  $1.39 per basic and diluted share, for the comparable period of 2017. The significant increase in net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, was primarily caused by the non-reoccurring license fee of $5.6 million paid to Adapt.

At March 31, 2018, Opiant had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $11.3 million, compared to $8.1 million at December 31, 2017.

About Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for addictions. NIDA, a component of the 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 its partner, Adapt Pharmaceuticals. For more information please visit: www.opiant.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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CONTACTS:
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LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Daniel@lifesciadvisors.com
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Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

           
      As of March 31,   As of December 31,
      2018   2017
Assets (unaudited)    
  Current Assets      
    Cash & cash Equivalents $ 11,346     $ 8,116  
    Accounts receivable   1,649       11,697  
    Deferred financing costs   -       209  
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets   737       733  
    Total Current Assets   13,732       20,755  
  Long-term Assets      
    Computer equipment, net   2       1  
    Patents and patent applications, net   17       17  
    Total Assets $ 13,751     $ 20,773  
           
Liabilities and stockholders' equity      
  Current Liabilities      
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 3,535     $ 3,157  
    Accrued salaries & wages   436       713  
    Royalty payable   1,408       1,408  
    Deferred revenue   277       379  
    Total Current Liabilities   5,656       5,657  
  Long-Term Liabilities      
    Deferred revenue   2,164       2,116  
    Total Long-Term Liabilities   2,164       2,116  
    Total Liabilities   7,820       7,773  
  Stockholders' equity (deficit)      
  Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares      
    authorized, 2,586,800 and 2,535,766 shares      
    issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and      
    December 31, 2017, respectively   3       2  
  Additional paid-in-capital   68,497       66,223  
                 
  Accumulated deficit   (62,569 )     (53,225 )
    Total stockholders' equity   5,931       13,000  
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 13,751     $ 20,773  
           

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

        Three months ended
        March 31,   March 31,
        2018   2017
             
Revenues        
  Royalty & licensing revenue   $ 1,649     $ -  
  Treatment investment income     54       11  
    Total Revenue     1,703       11  
Operating Expenses        
  General and administrative     2,965       1,858  
  Research and development     2,421       890  
  License fees     5,625       -  
  Sales and marketing     -       84  
    Total expenses     11,011       2,832  
             
    Operating loss     (9,308 )     (2,821 )
             
Interest and other income (expense)        
  Interest income     5       9  
  Gain (loss) on foreign exchange     (8 )     15  
    Total other income (expense)     (3 )     24  
Net loss before provision for income taxes     (9,311 )     (2,797 )
Provision for income taxes     33       -  
Net loss   $ (9,344 )   $ (2,797 )
             
Net loss per common share        
  Basic and diluted   $ (3.68 )   $ (1.39 )
             
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:      
  Basic and diluted     2,542,084       2,009,887  
             

 

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