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Cidara Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update
First Quarter 2015 and Subsequent Highlights
Granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) and Fast Track Designations for CD101 IV by
FDA: On May 11, 2015, Cidara announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration( FDA) designated its lead antifungal product candidate, CD101 IV, as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) with Fast Track status. The QIDP and Fast Track designations are for the use of CD101 IV in the treatment of candidemia and invasive candidiasis.
$76.8 MillionInitial Public Offering: On April 14, 2015, Cidara priced its initial public offering of 4,800,000 shares of common stock, an increase of 800,000 shares from the number of shares originally offered, at a public offering price of $16.00per share. Proceeds from the offering, net of underwriting discounts, commissions and offering-related transaction costs, were $69.3 million.
Robert Perezand Timothy Franson Appointed to Board of Directors: On March 16, 2015, Cidara announced the appointments of Robert J. Perezand Timothy R. Franson, M.D., to its Board of Directors.
$42.0 MillionPrivate Series B Financing: On February 11, 2015, Cidara completed a private placement of $42.0 millionof shares of Series B convertible preferred stock. Participants in the financing comprised a syndicate of healthcare-dedicated institutional investors including both new and existing investors.
Key Additions to Management Team: On
February 9, 2015, Cidara announced the appointments of Paul Daruwalaas Chief Commercial Officer and James Balkovec, Ph.D. as Senior Vice President, Research.
First Quarter Financial Highlights
Cash and cash equivalents totaled
$58.1 millionas of March 31, 2015, compared with $22.8 millionas of December 31, 2014. This includes proceeds from the $42.0 millionSeries B financing in February, but excludes the net proceeds from the initial public offering of approximately $69.3 million.
Operating expenses totaled
$6.7 millionfor the first quarter of 2015 compared to operating expenses of $0.6 millionfor the first quarter of 2014.
Research and development expenses for the first quarter of 2015 were
$4.9 million, compared with $0.3 millionfor the first quarter of 2014. The year-over-year increase is due to the expansion of the product candidate pipeline to include CD101 IV and CD101 topical as well as increased levels of preclinical activities for the Cloudbreak™ immunotherapy platform.
General and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2015 were
$1.8 million, compared to $0.3 millionfor the first quarter of 2014. The increase was primarily attributable to personnel costs as Cidara continues to staff the company to support growth.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2015 was
$6.7 million, compared to net loss of $0.7 millionfor the first quarter of 2014.
May 19, 2015, Cidara had 13,510,946 shares outstanding.
Cidara is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel anti-infectives for the treatment of diseases that are inadequately addressed by current standard-of-care therapies. Cidara's initial product portfolio comprises two formulations of the company's novel echinocandin, CD101, for the treatment of serious fungal infections. CD101 IV is a long-acting therapy for the treatment and prevention of systemic fungal infections. CD101 topical is for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and recurrent VVC (RVVC), a prevalent mucosal infection. In addition, Cidara has developed a proprietary immunotherapy platform, Cloudbreak™, designed to create compounds that direct a patient's immune cells to attack and eliminate pathogens that cause infectious disease. Cidara is headquartered in
Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: the success and timing of Cidara's preclinical studies and clinical trials; regulatory developments in
|Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Condensed Balance Sheets|
|March 31, 2015||December 31, 2014|
|(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)||(unaudited)|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 58,124||$ 22,796|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||278||217|
|Total current assets||58,402||23,013|
|Property and equipment, net||814||863|
|Total assets||$ 60,783||$ 24,350|
|LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK, AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT|
|Accounts payable||$ 1,696||$ 1,177|
|Accrued compensation and benefits||373||414|
|Total current liabilities||3,809||3,213|
|Other long-term liabilities||31||34|
|Commitments and contingencies:|
|Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 97,972,510 shares authorized, and 97,526,081 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015; 127,214,000 shares authorized and 97,526,081 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014; $32,769 liquidation preference at March 31, 2015||32,548||32,548|
|Series B convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 94,600,000 shares authorized, and 94,533,183 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015; no shares authorized, issued, or outstanding at December 31, 2014; $42,020 liquidation preference at March 31, 2015||41,921||--|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 275,000,000 and 185,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively; 1,542,155 and 1,147,068 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at March 31, 2015; 1,494,506 and 1,132,738 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at December 31, 2014||3||3|
|Additional paid-in capital||2,512||1,856|
|Total stockholders' deficit||(17,526)||(11,445)|
|Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock, and stockholders' deficit||$ 60,783||$ 24,350|
|Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Condensed Statement of Operations|
|Three months ended|
|(In thousands, except share and per share data)||2015||2014|
|Research and development||$ 4,935||$ 278|
|General and administrative||1,797||281|
|Total operating expenses||6,732||559|
|Loss from operations||(6,732)||(559)|
|Interest expense, net||(5)||(45)|
|Change in fair value of convertible notes payable||--||(103)|
|Total other expense||(5)||(148)|
|Net loss||$ (6,737)||$ (707)|
|Net loss per common share, basic and diluted||$ (5.92)||$ (1.81)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted||1,138,911||389,839|
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