Vincerx Pharma Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update
Continue to execute on priority indications for VIP152; recently issued the INN enitociclib
IND submission for first-in-class small molecule drug conjugate (SMDC) VIP236 still expected in 2H2022
IND filings for antibody drug conjugates (ADCs), VIP943 and VIP924, remain on track for 2H2023 and 1H2024, respectively
Expected cash runway into late 2024
“We shared key updates last quarter that are intended to strategically position Vincerx to aggressively advance our pipeline programs while optimizing our cash runway,” said
RECENT CORPORATE HIGHLIGHTS
- VIP152 recently issued INN, enitociclib
- Prioritized enitociclib clinical studies to focus on:
- Monotherapy in patients with high grade B-cell lymphoma characterized by translocations of MYC and BCL-2
- Monotherapy in patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Combination with Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor in patients with high-risk CLL
- Prioritized enitociclib indications expected to initiate Phase 2 studies in 2023
- Continuing to prioritize advancement of first-in-class and potentially best-in-class bioconjugation assets
- IND submission for SMDC VIP236 on track for 2H2022
- IND filing for ADCs, VIP943 and VIP924, on track for 2H2023 and 1H2024, respectively
- Streamlined and realigned resources to support prioritized enitociclib indications, advancement of the bioconjugation programs, and extension of cash runway through late 2024
- Presented poster at the 2022
European Hematology Association(EHA) Annual Meeting, titled “VIP152 is a novel CDK9 inhibitor with improved selectivity, target modulation, and cardiac safety in patients with lymphoma”
SECOND QUARTER 2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Vincerx Pharmahad $80.9 millionin cash as of June 30, 2022, as compared to $111.5 millionas of December 31, 2021. Based on its current business plans and assumptions, Vincerx believes its available cash will be sufficient to meet its operating requirements into late 2024.
- Research and development (R&D) expenses for the three- and six-months ended
June 30, 2022were $13.7 millionand 29.7 million, respectively, as compared to $10.7 millionand $15.5 millionfor the same periods in 2021, respectively. These increases were primarily driven by manufacturing services in support of our ADC programs and third-party services in support of our ongoing enitociclib clinical trials.
- General and administrative (G&A) expenses for the three- and six-months ended
June 30, 2022were $4.7 millionand $10.4 million, respectively, as compared to $6.7 millionand $11.5 millionfor the same periods in 2021, respectively. These decreases were primarily the result of declines in stock-based compensation expense.
- For the second quarter ended
June 30, 2022, Vincerx reported a net loss of $18.4 million, or $0.88per share, as compared to a net loss of $2.0 million, or $0.12per share for the same period in 2021. For the six-months ended June 30, 2022, Vincerx reported a net loss of $34.8 million, or $1.66per share, as compared to a net loss of $8.3 million, or $0.55per share for the same period in 2021. The net loss for the second quarter and six-months ended June 30, 2021include gains from the change in fair value of our warrant liabilities of $15.4 millionand $18.7 million, respectively.
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Actual results, conditions and events may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results, conditions and events to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: general economic, financial, legal, political and business conditions and changes in domestic and foreign markets; the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; risks associated with preclinical or clinical development and trials, including those conducted prior to Vincerx’s in-licensing; failure to realize the benefits of Vincerx’s license agreement with Bayer; risks related to the rollout of Vincerx’s business and the timing of expected business milestones; changes in the assumptions underlying Vincerx’s expectations regarding its future business or business model; Vincerx’s ability to develop and commercialize product candidates; Vincerx’s capital requirements and availability and uses of capital; the effects of competition on Vincerx’s future business; Vincerx’s ability to successfully implement workforce and cost reductions and the impact of such reductions; and the risks and uncertainties set forth in Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filed with or furnished to the SEC from time to time by Vincerx. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and Vincerx disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,529||382|
|Total current assets||82,386||111,841|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||202||233|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Common stock warrant liabilities||34||6,447|
|Total current liabilities||10,451||13,919|
|Lease liability, net of current portion||2,930||3,436|
|Total stockholders' equity||74,363||100,321|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||87,744||$||117,676|
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
|For the three months ended||For the six months ended|
|General and administrative||$||4,722||$||6,695||$||10,378||$||11,486|
|Research and development||13,742||10,698||29,713||15,532|
|Total operating expenses||19,623||17,393||41,250||27,018|
|Loss from operations||(19,623||)||(17,393||)||(41,250||)||(27,018||)|
|Other income (expense)|
|Change in fair value of warrant liabilities||1,202||15,359||6,413||18,708|
|Total other income (expense)||1,202||15,359||6,405||18,708|
|Net loss per common share, basic and diluted||$||(0.88||)||$||(0.12||)||$||(1.66||)||$||(0.55||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||20,995||16,350||20,946||15,050|
Source: Vincerx Pharma, Inc.