Earnings - November 10, 2015
Heidelberg, Germany, November 10, 2015 – 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, 2015.
“Over this past quarter, we have made progress on several fronts. In terms of pipeline, we are currently enrolling patients in the amended AFM11 study. We also presented data for the first time of our NK- and T-cell engaging TandAbs against a solid tumor target, variant III of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor,” said Dr. Adi Hoess, CEO of Affimed. “In addition, the recent renewed commitment by a long-term existing shareholder was a validation of our proprietary NK- and T-cell engaging TandAb approach to fight cancer.”
AFM21, AFM22 and platform
(Figures for the third quarter and through September 30, 2015 and 2014 represent unaudited figures.)
Cash and cash equivalents totaled €60.4 million on September 30, 2015 (not including €19.1 million in proceeds from our October private placement of common shares to long-term existing shareholder Aeris Capital) compared to €39.7 million on December 31, 2014. The increase was primarily attributable to Affimed’s May 2015 public offering of its common shares, offset by expenses incurred in connection with the Company’s ongoing clinical trials.
Net cash used in operating activities was €14.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared to €5.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. The increase was mainly due to higher research and development (R&D) and general and administrative-related (G&A) expenses compared to the same period last year.
Revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was €1.2 million compared to €1.9 million for the third quarter of 2014. The revenue in the third quarter of 2015 was mainly attributable to revenue achieved under the Amphivena collaboration and revenue generated by our subsidiary AbCheck. R&D expenses for the third quarter of 2015 were €6.4 million compared to €2.2 million for the third quarter of 2014. R&D expenses for the third quarter of 2014 were affected by the change of the estimated fair value of share-based payment awards and a corresponding compensation gain of €0.8 million. R&D expenses in the third quarter of 2015 included compensation expenses for share-based compensation awards of €0.2 million relating to the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) 2014. The variances in project-related expenses between the three months ended September 30, 2015 and the corresponding period in 2014 are mainly due to higher expenses for AFM13 and internal discovery and collaboration-related expenses compared to the same period last year.
G&A expenses for the third quarter of 2015 were €2.1 million compared to €0.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. In the three months ended September 30, 2014, G&A expenses were largely affected by the change of the estimated fair value of share-based payment awards and a corresponding compensation gain of €1.8 million.
G&A expenses in the third quarter of 2015 include compensation expenses for share based compensation awards of €0.5 million relating to the ESOP 2014.
Net loss for the third quarter of 2015 was €7.3 million, or €0.24 per common share, compared to net income of €7.3 million, or €0.44 per common share, for the third quarter of 2014. The decrease is primarily related to non-operational and non-monetary gains in the third quarter of 2014 upon the corporate reorganization at the time of the IPO in September 2014.
Note on IFRS Reporting Standards
Affimed prepares and reports the consolidated financial statements and financial information in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). None of the financial statements were prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the United States. Affimed maintains its books and records in Euro.
Conference call and webcast information
Affimed’s management will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results and recent corporate developments today at 8:30 a.m. EST. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed in the Wecast section on the Affimed Website. A replay of the webcast will be available on Affimed’s website shortly after the conclusion of the call and will be archived on the Affimed website for 30 days following the call.
Affimed (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. For more information, please visit www.affimed.com.
Caroline Stewart, Head IR & Communication
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