Earnings - November 18, 2014
Heidelberg, Germany, November 18, 2014 – Affimed N.V. (Nasdaq: AFMD), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing highly targeted cancer immunotherapies, today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.
“Through the completion of our IPO and additional capital raised this past quarter, Affimed is well-positioned to achieve major value creation milestones for our clinical programs AFM13 and AFM11, as well as to complete preclinical development for AFM21, ” said Dr. Adi Hoess, CEO of Affimed. “Affimed remains on target to provide an update on clinical data for both AFM13 and AFM11 during 2015. However, due to a slightly prolonged administrative process, the commencement of the AFM13 phase 2a study is expected to begin in early 2015.”
Dr. Hoess added: “In the third quarter, we welcomed the addition of Berndt Modig to our Supervisory Board and look forward to the contribution of his financial experience.”
Research and development expenses were €2.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, compared to €2.8 million for the same period in 2013. Net income for the third quarter 2014 was €7.3 million or €2.17 per share, compared to a loss of €11.55 million or €40.36 per share for the third quarter 2013. Net cash used in operating activities was €5.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to €3.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. As of September 30, 2014, the company held cash and cash equivalents of €45.5 million. The financial results for the third quarter include certain non-operational and non-monetary effects due to the corporate reorganization in connection with the IPO. Additional information regarding these results is included in the notes to the financial statements as of and for the three and nine month period ending September 30, 2014 and the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” which are included in Affimed’s Form 6-K as filed with the SEC.
Affimed N.V. (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing highly targeted cancer immunotherapies. Affimed’s product candidates are being developed in the field of immuno-oncology, which represents an innovative approach to cancer treatment that seeks to harness the body’s own immune defenses to fight tumor cells. The most potent cells of the human defense arsenal are types of white blood cells called Natural Killer cells, or NK-cells, and T-cells. Affimed’s proprietary, next-generation bispecific antibodies, called TandAbs for their tandem antibody structure, are designed to direct and establish a bridge between either NK-cells or T-cells and cancer cells, triggering a signal cascade that leads to the destruction of cancer cells. Affimed has focused its research and development efforts on three proprietary TandAb programs for which it retains global commercial rights.
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Adi Hoess, CEO
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