Press Release - November 10, 2020
Heidelberg, Germany, November 10, 2020 – Affimed N.V. (Nasdaq: AFMD), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company committed to giving patients back their innate ability to fight cancer, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and provided an update on clinical and corporate progress.
“We have made significant progress with regards to executing our strategy by advancing the development of our innate cell engagers as monotherapy and in combinations. The partnership with Roivant Sciences broadens our pipeline and advances AFM32 towards clinical development; proceeds from the deal extend our cash runway into 2023,” said Dr. Adi Hoess, CEO of Affimed. “In addition, we have secured important new NK cell collaborations that broaden the development of our lead therapeutic candidates. As we move ahead, we look forward to reporting on progress of the different programs and generating additional data.”
(Figures for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are unaudited.)
As of September 30, 2020, cash, cash equivalents and current financial assets totaled €97.3 million compared to €104.1 million on December 31, 2019. The pro forma cash position of the company as of September 30, 2020, including the $40 million of upfront cash proceeds from the Roivant collaboration, would be €131.5 million. During the quarter, the company received net proceeds of approximately €11.6 million under its at-the-market (“ATM”) program and a milestone payment from its partnership with Genentech in an undisclosed amount.
Based on its current operating plan and assumptions, Affimed anticipates that its cash, cash equivalents and current financial assets will support operations into the first half of 2023.
Net cash used in operating activities for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 was €3.6 million compared to €11.7 million in the third quarter of 2019.
Total revenue for the third quarter of 2020 was €10.5 million compared with €2.1 million in the third quarter of 2019. Revenue for the third quarter of 2020 and 2019 predominantly relate to the Genentech collaboration (2020: €10.5 million, 2019: €1.9 million). Revenue from the Genentech collaboration in the third quarter 2020 was comprised of revenue recognized for collaborative research services performed during the quarter and the recognition of revenue related to a milestone payment.
R&D expenses for the third quarter of 2020 were €10.1 million compared to €11.7 million in the third quarter of 2019. Expenses in 2020 relate predominantly to our AFM13 and AFM24 clinical programs as well as to our early stage development and discovery activities.
G&A expenses for the third quarter of 2020 were €3.5 million compared to €2.8 million in the third quarter of 2019.
Net loss for the third quarter of 2020 was €6.0 million or €0.07 per common share. For the third quarter of 2019, the company’s net loss was €10.9 million or €0.17 per common share.
The weighted number of common shares outstanding for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 were 86.0 million.
Affimed encourages shareholders to also review its 6-K filing for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, as filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Affimed prepares and reports consolidated financial statements and financial information in accordance with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. None of the financial statements were prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States. Affimed maintains its books and records in Euro.
Affimed will host a conference call and webcast today, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss third quarter 2020 financial results and recent corporate developments. The conference call will be available via phone and webcast.
To access the call, please dial +1 (646) 741-3167 for U.S. callers, or +44 (0) 2071 928338 for international callers, and reference passcode 9847055 approximately 15 minutes prior to the call.
A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available in the “Webcasts” section on the “Investors” page of the Affimed website at https://www.affimed.com/investors/webcasts_cp/. A replay of the webcast will be accessible at the same link for 30 days following the call.
Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company committed to giving patients back their innate ability to fight cancer. Affimed’s fit-for-purpose ROCK® platform allows innate cell engagers to be designed for specific patient populations. The company is developing single and combination therapies to treat hematologic and solid tumors. The company is currently enrolling patients into a registration-directed study of AFM13 for CD30-positive relapsed/refractory peripheral T cell lymphoma and into a Phase 1/2a dose escalation/expansion study of AFM24 for the treatment of advanced EGFR-expressing solid tumors. For more information, please visit www.affimed.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, which are often indicated by terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “look forward to,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements appear in a number of places throughout this release and include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses and current expectations concerning, among other things, the potential of AFM13, AFM24, and our other product candidates, the value of our ROCK® platform, our ongoing and planned preclinical development and clinical trials, our collaborations and development of our products in combination with other therapies, the timing of and our ability to make regulatory filings and obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates, our intellectual property position, our collaboration activities, our ability to develop commercial functions, clinical trial data, our results of operations, cash needs, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, future transactions, growth and strategies, the industry in which we operate, the trends that may affect the industry or us, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits to Affimed of orphan drug designation and the risks, uncertainties and other factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” in Affimed’s filings with the SEC. Given these risks, uncertainties, and other factors, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.
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