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Y-mAbs Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments

Nov 13, 2018

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Y-mAbs”) (Nasdaq:YMAB) a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2018.

“We are very pleased to report our first quarterly financials after Y-mAbs’ successful IPO in September, which have put us in a strong financial position to continue the important work on our two lead pediatric compounds, naxitamab and omburtamab. We plan to file BLAs for both of these compounds next year.” stated Thomas Gad, Founder, President and Head of Business Development and Strategy.

Dr. Moller, Chief Executive Officer continued, “We have made solid progress with naxitamab and omburtamab in the clinic in recent months. Over the remainder of 2018, we have much to do and also numerous catalysts that have the potential to solidify us as a leader in pediatric oncology and a company focused on rapidly developing therapies to extend and enhance the lives of those living with rare pediatrics cancers.”

Third Quarter 2018 and Recent Corporate Developments

  • After the close of the quarter, on November 1, 2018, Y-mAbs announced that that Dr. Jeong A Park from the Department of Pediatrics of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will present preclinical data from the Company’s bispecific GD2 antibody in a poster presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting on December 3, 2018, at 9:00 PM Eastern. Bispecific GD2 antibodies were tested in solid tumors in preclinical models with T-cells and were shown to exert anti-tumor effect against GD2(+) tumor xenografts or PDX tumors. Further, the bispecific GD2 antibodies induced rapid and quantitative T-cell homing to tumors, mediating antibody dependent T-cell mediated cytotoxicity (ADTC) against GD2, and were shown to infiltrate tumors with little to no immune response, also known as cold tumors.
     
  • After the close of the quarter, on October 23, 2018, Y-mAbs announced that the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products of the European Medicines Agency recommended the granting of orphan medicinal product designation in the European Union for naxitamab for the treatment of relapsed or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma. Further, the positive opinion for orphan medicinal product designation had been sent to the European Commission, which may grant the orphan drug designation within 30 days thereof.
     
  • On September 25, 2018, Y-mAbs announced the closing of its initial public offering of 6,900,000 shares of its common stock, including the exercise in full of the underwriters' option to purchase 900,000 additional shares of common stock, at a public offering price of $16.00 per share.  The gross proceeds to Y-mAbs, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company, were approximately $110.4 million.  All of the shares of common stock were offered by the Company, and Y-mAbs’ common stock is listed on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "YMAB."
     
  • On August 21, 2018, Y-mAbs announced that it had received Breakthrough Therapy designation for naxitamab, in combination with GM-CSF, for the treatment of high risk neuroblastoma refractory to initial therapy or with incomplete response to salvage therapy in patients older than 12 months of age with persistent, refractory disease limited to bone marrow with or without evidence of concurrent bone involvement.

Financial Results

Y-mAbs reported a net loss of $11.4 million or $0.42 per basic and diluted share for the third quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $3.8 million or $0.21 per basic and diluted share for the third quarter of 2017.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, Y-mAbs reported a net loss of $29.2 million, or $1.08 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $9.9 million reported for the same period of 2017, or $0.56 per basic and diluted share.

Cost and Operating Expenses

Research and development
Research and development expenses were $8.7 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $3.1 million for the same period of 2017, an increase of $5.6 million. The increase in research and development expenses primarily reflects the following:

  • $3.4 million increase in outsourced manufacturing for our lead product candidates, naxitamab and omburtamab
  • $1.3 million increase in outsourced research and supplies to support expanding development activities
  • $0.7 million increase in personnel costs

Research and development expenses were $23.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $7.7 million for the same period of 2017, an increase of $15.5 million. The increase in research and development expenses primarily reflects the following:

  • $6.4 million increase in outsourced manufacturing for our lead product candidates, naxitamab and omburtamab
  • $3.5 million increase in outsourced research and supplies to support expanding development activities
  • $2.1 million increase in clinical trial costs due to an increasing number of ongoing clinical trials
  • $2.4 million increase in personnel costs
  • $0.6 million increase in milestone payments

General and administration

General and administrative expenses were $2.7 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $0.8 million for the same period of 2017, an increase of $1.9 million. The increase in general and administrative expenses primarily reflects the following:

  • $1.1 million increase in personnel costs
  • $0.5 million increase in fees for auditors, legal advice and other consultancy services

General and administrative expenses were $5.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $2.3 million for the same period of 2017, an increase of $3.6 million. The increase in general and administrative expenses primarily reflects the following:

  • $1.4 million increase in personnel costs
  • $1.3 million increase in fees for auditors, legal advice and other consultancy services

Cash, Cash Equivalents, Investments and Restricted Investments

The Company had approximately $163.3 million in cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2018 compared to $90.5 million as of December 31, 2017. The increase is primarily driven by the $100.5 million net proceeds from the Company’s initial public offering, which is partly offset by the use of cash to fund the Company’s ongoing operations during the first three quarters of 2018.

About Y-mAbs:

Y-mAbs is a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company has a broad and advanced product pipeline, including two pivotal-stage product candidates—naxitamab and omburtamab—which target tumors that express GD2 and B7-H3, respectively.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects, as well as any other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about orphan drug and other regulatory approvals, clinical trial timing and plans, the achievement of clinical and commercial milestones, future financial and operating results, business strategies, market opportunities, financing, and other statements that are not historical facts. Words such as ‘‘anticipate,’’ ‘‘believe,’’ ‘‘continue,’’ ‘‘could,’’ ‘‘estimate,’’ ‘‘expect,’’ ‘‘intend,’’ ‘‘may,’’ ‘‘might,’’ ‘‘plan,’’ ‘‘potential,’’ ‘‘predict,’’ ‘‘project,’’ ‘‘should,’’ ‘‘target,’’ ‘‘would’’ and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Our product candidates and related technologies are novel approaches to cancer treatment that present significant challenges. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including but not limited to: risks associated with the Company's development work, including any delays or changes to the timing, cost and success of our product development activities and clinical trials including if we encounter difficulties enrolling patients in our clinical trials; the risks of delays in FDA and/or EU approval of our drug candidates or failure to receive approval; the risks related to commercializing any approved new pharmaceutical product including the rate and degree of market acceptance of our product candidates; development of our sales and marketing capabilities and risks associated with failure to obtain sufficient reimbursement for our products; our inability to enter into collaboration or alliances with partners; risks associated with protection of our intellectual property rights; and other risks and uncertainties affecting the Company including those described in the "Risk Factors" section included in our Registration Statement on Form S-1 declared effective by the SEC on September 20, 2018 and in our other SEC filings. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Y-MABS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
 (in thousands, except share data)
 
ASSETS           September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
                 
CURRENT ASSETS                
Cash and cash equivalents           $163,292     $90,483  
Restricted cash             31       32  
Other current assets             2,721       840  
Total current assets             166,044       91,355  
Property and equipment, net             162       -  
Deferred offering costs             -       772  
Other assets             188       -  
TOTAL ASSETS           $166,394     $92,127  
                 
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
                 
LIABILITIES                
Accounts payable           $6,827     $5,909  
Accrued liabilities             2,489       2,016  
Total current liabilities             9,316       7,925  
Accrued milestone and royalty payments             2,050       2,050  
TOTAL LIABILITIES             11,366       9,975  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Preferred stock $0.0001 par value, 5,500,000 shares authorized at                    
December 31, 2017, and 5,500,000 shares authorized at September                    
30, 2018; None issued at December 31, 2017 and             -       -  
September 30, 2018                
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 and 50,000,000 shares                    
authorized  at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017,                    
respectively, 34,193,666 and 26,749,666 shares issued at                    
September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively             3       3  
Additional paid in capital             225,848       123,879  
Accumulated other comprehensive income             (48 )     (169 )
Accumulated deficit             (70,775 )     (41,561 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY             155,028       82,152  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY           $166,394     $92,127  
                 

 

Y-MABS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Net Loss and Comprehensive Loss
(unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
            For The Three   For The Three   For The Nine   For The Nine
            Months Ended   Months Ended   Months Ended   Months Ended
            September 30, 2018   September 30, 2017   September 30, 2018   September 30, 2017
                         
OPERATING EXPENSES                    
  Research and development     $8,731     $3,076     $23,228     $7,682  
  General and administrative       2,684       766       5,924       2,287  
Total operating expenses           11,415         3,842         29,152         9,969  
Loss from operations         (11,415 )     (3,842 )     (29,152 )     (9,969 )
                         
OTHER INCOME/(EXPENSES)                    
Other income (expenses)         (11 )     15       (62 )     62  
NET LOSS         ($11,426 )   ($3,827 )   ($29,214 )   ($9,907 )
                         
Other comprehensive income/(loss)                  
  Foreign currency translation         39         (53 )       121         (124 )
COMPREHENSIVE LOSS       ($11,387 )   ($3,880 )   ($29,093 )   ($10,031 )
                         
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted ($0.42 )   ($0.21 )   ($1.08 )   ($0.56 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted     27,330,579         17,945,198         26,945,432         17,745,854  
                         

Contact:

Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc.
230 Park Avenue, suite 3350
New York, NY 10169
USA

+1 646 885 8505

E-mail: [email protected] 

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