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):  May 11, 2021
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233 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 280
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(310) 598 5410
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Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.001 per shareOPNTNasdaq Stock Market LLC

Item 2.02.     Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 11, 2021, Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing the Company’s financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 and recent corporate highlights. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.*
* The information in Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description

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.

Dated: May 11, 2021                 By: /s/ David D. O’Toole
Name: David D. O’Toole
Title: Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1

Opiant Pharmaceuticals Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Corporate Update

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 11, 2021 -- Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Opiant”) (NASDAQ: OPNT), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing medicines to treat addictions and drug overdose, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021, and provided a corporate update. Recent highlights include:

Pipeline and Corporate Update

OPNT003, nasal nalmefene, for opioid overdose:

Confirmatory pharmacokinetic (“PK”) study close to completing enrollment and on track to report data in early Q3
First subjects dosed in head-to-head clinical pharmacodynamic ("PD") study comparing the effectiveness of OPNT003, nasal nalmefene, with nasal naloxone; data anticipated in the fourth quarter
Other drug development activities necessary for NDA filing on track to deliver data by year-end
The Center for Disease Control released provisional data for the year ending September 2020:
66,813 overdose were caused by opioids (predicted)
80% or 53,877 opioid overse deaths (predicted) were linked to illicit synthetic opioids, and particularly fentanyl
Awarded third and final tranche of $1.8 million from the total grant of approximately $7.4 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (“NIDA”), part of the National Institutes of Health, to support the development of OPNT003
OPNT004, drinabant, for Acute Cannabinoid Overdose: 

Preclinical activities and formulation development on track to support an IND for parenteral administration

OPNT002, nasal naltrexone, for Alcohol Use Disorder:

Start of Phase 2 study, which was paused due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, remains on pause; Company is assessing optimal time to proceed

Strengthened board of directors with the addition of seasoned clinical development executive, Lorianne Masuoka, M.D., in March 2021

Financial Highlights

Q1 revenues of $6.4 million driven by royalties from the sale of NARCAN® Nasal Spray (“NARCAN®”)

As of March 31, 2021, $50.6 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities 

Commenting, Roger Crystal, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Opiant, said:

“Opiant had a strong start to 2021, including the commencement of our confirmatory PK and PD studies for OPNT003, nasal nalmefene, for opioid overdose. Our comprehensive development of OPNT003 is indicative of our firm commitment to delivering new medicines to save lives from addictions and drug overdose and support public health in the face of a worsening drug overdose crisis driven primarily by opioids. We believe OPNT003 may be particularly effective for the treatment of overdoses from synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, which is the leading cause of drug overdose death in America.” 

David O’Toole, Chief Financial Officer of Opiant, said:

“We remain in a strong financial position to support our ongoing drug development activities and clinical studies, as well as to ramp up pre-commercial efforts for our lead program, OPNT003.”

First quarter 2021 results

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, Opiant recorded approximately $6.4 million in revenue, compared to approximately $4.3 million during the corresponding period of 2020. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we recorded approximately $4.3 million of revenue from our license agreement with Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. (“EBS”) for the sale of NARCAN®, compared to approximately $4.2 million in the same period of 2020. First quarter 2021 sales of NARCAN® were approximately $74.2 million, as reported by EBS.

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, general and administrative expenses were approximately $2.6 million, the same as the comparable period of 2020.

Research and development expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021, were approximately $4.1 million, as compared to approximately $1.4 million in the comparable period in 2020. External development expense increased by $2.6 million due to increased activity on our lead product candidate, OPNT003 - Nasal Nalmefene. In addition, personnel and related expense increased by approximately $0.1 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Sales and marketing expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021, were approximately $1.0 million for pre-commercialization efforts related to OPNT003, nasal nalmefene. Sales and marketing expense during the three months ended March 31, 2020 was approximately $1.1 million.

Royalty expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was approximately $1 million, compared to $0.9 million for the comparable period of 2020.

Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021, was approximately $2.8 million, or a loss of $0.66 per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of approximately $1.7 million, or a loss of $0.40 per basic and diluted share, for the comparable period of 2020.

As of March 31, 2021, Opiant had $50.6 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities. Current cash balance does not include the full impact of the NIDA grant of

approximately $7.4 million or the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority contract of approximately $8.1 million.

Based on the mid-range of the full-year 2021 guidance for sales of NARCAN® Nasal Spray provided by EBS, of $315 million, we continue to expect full-year 2021 royalty revenue from the sale of NARCAN® Nasal Spray of approximately $27.8 million. We also expect to end 2021 with cash and cash equivalents of approximately $40 million, which will not include any receipt of additional tranches of the convertible debt deal.

Conference Call Details:
Tuesday, May 11th at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time/1:30 p.m. Pacific Time
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International:            201-689-8263
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About Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the company that developed NARCAN® Nasal Spray, is building a leading franchise of new medicines to combat addictions and drug overdose.
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