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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2019
Thursday, November 07, 2019 4:01:00 PM
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Celcuity (CELC) Recent Earnings

Celcuity (CELC) reported a 3rd Quarter September 2019 loss of $0.19 per share on revenue of $0.0 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.18 per share.

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($0.19)
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-
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($0.18)
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Celcuity Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celcuity Inc. (Nasdaq: CELC), a functional cellular analysis company that is discovering new cancer subtypes and commercializing diagnostic tests designed to significantly improve clinical outcomes of cancer patients treated with targeted therapies, announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Unless otherwise stated, all comparisons are for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, compared to the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Celcuity reported a net loss of $1.98 million, or $0.19 per share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to a net loss of $1.87 million, or $0.18 per share, for the third quarter of 2018. Net loss for the first nine months of 2019 was $5.55 million, or $0.54 per share, compared to $5.66 million, or $0.56 per share, for the first nine months of 2018. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss was $1.68 million, or $0.16 per share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net loss of $1.57 million, or $0.15 per share, for the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss for the first nine months of 2019 was $4.87 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net loss of $4.74 million, or $0.47 per share, for the first nine months of 2018. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss excludes stock-based compensation expense. Because this item has no impact on Celcuity’s cash position, management believes non-GAAP adjusted net loss better enables Celcuity to focus on cash used in operations. For a reconciliation of financial measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) to non-GAAP financial measures, please see the financial tables at the end of this release.

Net cash used in operating activities for the third quarter of 2019 was $1.48 million. At September 30, 2019, Celcuity had cash, cash equivalents and investments of $20.4 million, compared to cash, cash equivalents and investments of $24.9 million at December 31, 2018.

“We continued to make progress advancing development of new CELx tests to diagnose patients with new cancer sub-types and establishing collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. In December, we will report pre-clinical study results for our next cell signaling function test for breast cancer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brian Sullivan.

“This new test will identify a new sub-group of HER2-negative breast cancer patients with tumors that have currently undiagnosed hyperactive oncogenic signaling activity. We will incorporate this test into our CELx Multi-Pathway (MP) Signaling Function Test. With this new sub-group, we will increase the proportion of HER2-negative breast cancer patients our CELx Multi-Pathway (MP) Signaling Function test can diagnose. We would expect to initiate discussions with pharmaceutical companies about collaborating on clinical trials beginning in the early to mid-2020. Development of an additional test for breast cancer, which would be our fourth, also advanced during the quarter. We hope to complete the pre-clinical studies for this new test in 2020.

“Development of CELx tests for two new solid tumor types also progressed during the quarter. We expect to complete pre-clinical studies for a cell signaling function test in a second tumor type in the first quarter of 2020 and present the results of these studies at a cancer research conference in the second quarter. Completion of the pre-clinical data package for this second tumor type will further increase our opportunities to provide companion diagnostics that we believe will enable pharmaceutical companies to obtain new drug indications for the cancer sub-types our tests diagnose.

“We also continued to progress towards finalizing several clinical trial collaborations with pharmaceutical companies and clinical sponsors to study breast cancer patients identified by our CELx MP test. Since the collaborations we are pursuing involve Celcuity, the clinical sponsor, and in some cases two pharmaceutical companies, significant time is required to finalize the related agreements between the three or four parties. We are very confident that we will close several collaborations in the next several quarters.

“The efforts by NSABP to add new clinical sites to the FACT 1 trial continued this quarter. Six new clinical sites obtained Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval and activated the trial. We now have 26 sites who are enrollment ready and another four sites that are at various stages of obtaining IRB and other related approvals. We are hopeful that most, if not all, of the four sites that are in the midst of approval-related activities will be enrollment ready by year-end,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brian Sullivan. The FACT 1 trial is evaluating the safety and efficacy of Genentech’s drugs, Herceptin® and Perjeta®, and chemotherapy, in early stage breast cancer patients selected with Celcuity’s CELx HSF Test.

“The addition of these six new sites and four pending sites would double the number of activated sites enrolling patients for this trial compared to the end of 2018. Since most of the new sites only began participating recently, they have not yet had a significant impact on the patient enrollment rate for the trial. We now expect interim results will be available from this trial in mid-2020 and final results approximately nine months later.

“The FACT 2 clinical trial that is evaluating the safety and efficacy of Puma Biotechnology’s pan-HER inhibitor, Nerlynx®, and chemotherapy, in early state breast cancer patients selected with Celcuity’s CELx HSF Test is progressing. We expect interim results from this trial in mid-2020 and final results approximately 12 months later. The trial with NSABP and Puma Biotechnology, Inc. to evaluate tissue samples from a Phase II study evaluating Puma Biotechnology’s pan-HER inhibitor, Nerlynx, Genentech’s HER2 antibody, Herceptin, and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s EGFR inhibitor, Erbitux®, in metastatic colorectal cancer patients also continues to progress.”

Operating Expenses
Total operating expenses were $2.09 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $1.98 million for the third quarter of 2018. Operating expenses for the first nine months of 2019 were $5.91 million, compared to $5.98 million for the first nine months of 2018.

Research and Development Expenses:
Research and development (R&D) expenses were $1.71 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $1.60 million for the third quarter of 2018. R&D expenses for the first nine months of 2019 were $4.77 million, compared to $4.69 million for the first nine months of 2018. The approximately $0.08 million increase during the first nine months of fiscal year 2019, compared to the first nine months of fiscal year 2018, resulted primarily from a $0.37 million increase in clinical validation and laboratory studies, legal expenses related to patent costs and operational and business development activities. This increase was offset by a decrease of $0.19 million in non-cash stock-based compensation and a $0.10 million decrease in payroll taxes primarily resulting from utilization of research and development tax credits as authorized by the Path Act Tax Provision.

General and Administrative Expenses:
General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $0.38 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $0.38 million for the third quarter of 2018. G&A expenses for the first nine months of 2019 were $1.14 million, compared to $1.29 million for the first nine months of 2018. The approximately $0.15 million decrease during the first nine months of 2019, compared to the first nine months of 2018, primarily resulted from a decrease in non-cash stock-based compensation and professional fees associated with being a public company.

Conference Call
Management will host a teleconference call at 4:30 PM Eastern Time today to discuss the results. Anyone interested in participating should dial 1-877-876-9173 referencing confirmation code “Celcuity.” Participants are asked to dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the call and inform the operator you would like to join the “Celcuity Conference Call.”

About Celcuity
Celcuity Inc. is a cellular analysis company that is discovering new cancer sub-types and commercializing diagnostic tests designed to significantly improve the clinical outcomes of cancer patients treated with targeted therapies. Celcuity’s proprietary CELx diagnostic platform uses a patient’s living tumor cells to identify the specific abnormal cellular activity driving a patient’s cancer and the targeted therapy that can best treat that patient’s disease. Celcuity is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Further information about Celcuity can be found at www.celcuity.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements.” In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “intends” or “continue,” and other similar expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events and future trends, or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward looking statements in this release include, without limitation, expectations with respect to commercializing diagnostic tests, the use of cash, the discovery of additional cancer sub-types, the development of additional CELx signaling function tests, the uses and breadth of application of CELx signaling function tests, whether alone or in collaboration with other tests, collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and the outcomes of such collaboration, the outcome of the FACT 1 clinical trial with NSABP Foundation and Genentech, the outcome of the FACT 2 clinical trial with Puma Biotechnology, Inc. and the West Cancer Center, the outcome of the clinical trial Puma Biotechnology and the NSABP Foundation are fielding and of which Celcuity is providing services, clinical trial site approval activities and the timing of such activities, clinical trial patient enrollment and timing of results, anticipated benefits that Celcuity’s tests may provide to pharmaceutical companies and to the clinical outcomes of cancer patients and plans to expand research and development and operational processes. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of Celcuity, which include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the Risk Factors section in Celcuity’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2019. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Celcuity undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Celcuity Inc.

Condensed Balance Sheets

 

 

September 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

16,269,595

 

$

15,944,609

Investments

 

4,178,825

 

 

8,952,907

Deposits

 

22,009

 

 

22,009

Deferred transaction costs

 

28,743

 

 

28,743

Prepaid assets

 

109,713

 

 

269,940

Total current assets

 

20,608,885

 

 

25,218,208

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

897,110

 

 

813,613

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

235,919

 

 

-

Total Assets

$

21,741,914

 

$

26,031,821

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

198,183

 

$

119,811

Finance lease liabilities

 

5,759

 

 

5,730

Operating lease liabilities

 

164,664

 

 

-

Accrued expenses

 

543,486

 

 

536,791

Total current liabilities

 

912,092

 

 

662,332

Finance lease liabilities

 

15,555

 

 

19,878

Operating lease liabilities

 

101,838

 

 

-

Total Liabilities

 

1,029,485

 

 

682,210

Total Stockholders' Equity

 

20,712,429

 

 

25,349,611

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

21,741,914

 

$

26,031,821

 

 

 

 

 

Celcuity Inc.

Condensed Statements of Operations

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended Sept 30,

 

Nine Months Ended Sept 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

$

1,711,597

 

 

$

1,599,045

 

 

$

4,772,286

 

 

$

4,691,250

 

General and administrative

 

379,718

 

 

 

376,796

 

 

 

1,135,251

 

 

 

1,290,082

 

Total operating expenses

 

2,091,315

 

 

 

1,975,841

 

 

 

5,907,537

 

 

 

5,981,332

 

Loss from operations

 

(2,091,315

)

 

 

(1,975,841

)

 

 

(5,907,537

)

 

 

(5,981,332

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(39

)

 

 

(65

)

 

 

(123

)

 

 

(65

)

Interest income

 

107,100

 

 

 

104,799

 

 

 

357,321

 

 

 

325,883

 

Other income (expense), net

 

107,061

 

 

 

104,734

 

 

 

357,198

 

 

 

325,818

 

Net loss before income taxes

 

(1,984,254

)

 

 

(1,871,107

)

 

 

(5,550,339

)

 

 

(5,655,514

)

Income tax benefits

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Net loss

$

(1,984,254

)

 

$

(1,871,107

)

 

$

(5,550,339

)

 

$

(5,655,514

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.18

)

 

$

(0.54

)

 

$

(0.56

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

 

10,239,957

 

 

10,128,606

 

 

10,217,443

 

 

10,111,843

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release contains references to non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful supplemental measures for planning, monitoring, and evaluating operational performance as they exclude stock-based compensation expense from net loss and net loss per share. Management excludes this item because it does not impact Celcuity’s cash position, which management believes better enables Celcuity to focus on cash used in operations. However, non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share are not recognized measures under GAAP and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP. Therefore, non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Investors are cautioned that non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share should not be construed as alternatives to net loss, net loss per share or other statements of operations data (which are determined in accordance with GAAP) as an indicator of Celcuity’s performance or as a measure of liquidity and cash flows. Management’s method of calculating non-GAAP adjusted net loss and non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share may differ materially from the method used by other companies and accordingly, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Celcuity Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Loss and

GAAP Net Loss Per Share to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Loss Per Share

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net loss

$

(1,984,254

)

$

(1,871,107

)

$

(5,550,339

)

$

(5,655,514

)

Adjustments:

Stock-based compensation

Research and development

 

163,342

 

 

 

217,499

 

 

 

364,902

 

 

 

555,034

 

(1)

General and administrative

 

139,901

 

 

 

82,777

 

 

 

315,232

 

 

 

358,006

 

(2)

Non-GAAP adjusted net loss

$

(1,681,011

)

$

(1,570,831

)

$

(4,870,205

)

$

(4,742,474

)

 
 

GAAP net loss per share - basic and diluted

$

(0.19

)

 

$

(0.18

)

 

$

(0.54

)

 

$

(0.56

)

Adjustment to net loss (as detailed above)

 

0.03

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

0.07

 

 

 

0.09

 

Non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share

$

(0.16

)

 

$

(0.15

)

 

$

(0.47

)

 

$

(0.47

)

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

 

10,239,957

 

 

10,128,606

 

 

10,217,443

 

 

10,111,843

 

 

(1) To reflect a non-cash charge to operating expense for Research and Development stock-based compensation.

(2) To reflect a non-cash charge to operating expense for General and Administrative stock-based compensation.

 

Celcuity Inc.
Brian Sullivan, bsullivan@celcuity.com
Vicky Hahne, vhahne@celcuity.com
763-392-0123

Source: Celcuity Inc.