EyePoint Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Highlights Recent Corporate Developments

11/3/2021, 12:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Positive 3-month safety data for Phase 1 EYP-1901 DAVIO trial for the potential treatment of wet AMD featured at American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) –

Topline data for DAVIO trial to be presented at American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2021 Annual Meeting on November 13, 2021 -

– Net product revenues of $8.6 million versus $5.8 million in Q3 2020, a 49% increase

 Management to host a conference call and webcast today at 8:30 AM ET

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYPT), a pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with serious eye disorders, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 and highlighted recent corporate developments.

“We continue to advance our pipeline, announcing positive 3-month safety data for all dose levels in our Phase 1 DAVIO trial at the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) 2021 Annual Meeting held in October. We look forward to presenting topline interim safety and efficacy data for the DAVIO trial as a late breaker presentation during the Retina Subspecialty Day at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2021 Annual Meeting on November 13. In October, we also announced preliminary data from our YUTIQ® CALM real-world registry study at ASRS, which allows us to better understand the posterior segment uveitis patients we serve.” said Nancy Lurker, Chief Executive Officer of EyePoint Pharmaceuticals.

Ms. Lurker continued, “Our commercial team continues to perform with solid year over year revenue growth for both DEXYCU and YUTIQ, despite a continued impact on demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

R&D Highlights

  • In October 2021, the Company reported positive 3-month safety results for all dose levels from its ongoing DAVIO trial of EYP-1901 for wet-AMD at the ASRS 2021 Annual Meeting. Adverse events (AEs) reported in the 3-month safety results were all mild to moderate in severity with no ocular serious adverse events (SAEs) or drug-related systemic SAEs reported. In addition, there were no reported AEs related to significant intraocular inflammation, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) reduction, or elevation of intra-ocular pressure (IOP). Further, no events of endophthalmitis, retinal detachment, or migration into the anterior chamber were reported.
  • In September 2021, the Company announced that a late-breaking abstract highlighting topline data for the Phase 1 DAVIO trial of EYP-1901 in wet AMD was selected for presentation at the AAO 2021 Annual Meeting. The presentation is scheduled for November 13, 2021.
  • In October 2021, the Company reported preliminary data from its ongoing YUTIQ® CALM real-world registry study at Retina Society and ASRS. The study is collecting data on patients who have received the fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant 0.18 mg and includes patients 18 years of age and older with a diagnosis of chronic noninfectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment. Interim baseline data on patients in the registry as of August 2021 show that most patients enrolled to date at entry suffer from uveitis of substantial disease duration (mean 57 months, or 4.75 years) and also have a variety of etiologies, mostly unknown, and previous treatments in their medical history. Following injection with YUTIQ® most patients have experienced relatively controlled intraocular inflammation as measured by anterior chamber cell count and vitreous haze.

Recent Business Highlights

  • On November 1, 2021, the Company appointed Jay S. Duker, M.D. as its Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Dr. Duker will be responsible for overseeing all clinical development, research, product development and manufacturing. Dr. Duker joined EyePoint as Chief Strategic Scientific Officer on a part-time basis in 2020, after serving as an independent member of the EyePoint Board of Directors since 2016. Dr. Duker has spent over 30 years in academic ophthalmology, and for the past 21 years served as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Tufts Medical Center and the Tufts University School of Medicine, a position he relinquished to join EyePoint full time.

Commercial Performance in Third Quarter 2021

  • Net product revenue for YUTIQ® and DEXYCU was $3.9 million and $4.7 million, respectively.
  • Customer demand of approximately 560 units of YUTIQ and approximately 13,100 units for DEXYCU, compared to approximately 540 units and 10,900 units, respectively for Q2 2021 customer demand.

Review of Results for the Third Quarter ended September 30, 2021

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, total net revenue was $9.1 million compared to $15.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Net product revenue for the quarter was $8.6 million, compared to net product revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 of $5.8 million.

Net revenue from royalties and collaborations for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 totaled $0.5 million compared to $9.9 million in the corresponding period in 2020.

Operating expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 totaled $24.4 million versus $17.7 million in the prior year period. This increase was primarily due to a $4.4 million increase in R&D expense, a $2.1 million increase in sales and marketing expense, a $0.3 million increase in G&A expense and offset by a $0.1 million decrease in cost of sales. Non-operating expense, net, totaled $1.4 million and net loss was $16.7 million, or ($.58) per share, compared to a net loss of $3.8 million, or ($.30) per share, for the prior year period.

Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2021 totaled $119.7 million compared to $44.9 million at December 31, 2020.

Financial Outlook
We expect the cash on hand at September 30, 2021 and expected net cash inflows from our product sales will enable us to fund our current and planned operations through the end of 2022.

Conference Call Information
EyePoint will host a conference call today, at 8:30 AM ET to discuss the results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 and recent operational developments. To access the conference call, please dial (877)-312-7507 from the U.S. and Canada or (631)-813-4828 (international) at least 10 minutes prior to the start time and refer to conference ID 9396615. A live webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the corporate website at http://www.eyepointpharma.com. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the corporate website.

About EYP-1901

EYP-1901 is a potential twice-yearly sustained delivery intravitreal anti-VEGF treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. EYP-1901 combines a bioerodible formulation of EyePoint’s proprietary Durasert® sustained release technology with vorolanib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Vorolanib provided clear efficacy signals in two prior human trials in wet AMD as an orally delivered therapy with no significant ocular adverse events. Preclinical studies of EYP-1901 have shown anti-VEGF activity in disease models of ocular neovascularization and no serious safety issues were observed. EYP-1901 is initially being developed as a treatment of wet AMD, with the potential for additional indications in diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.

About YUTIQ®

YUTIQ® (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) 0.18 mg is indicated for the treatment of chronic, non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye, and was approved by the FDA on October 12, 2018. A link to the full product label is available on the YUTIQ website at: https://yutiq.com/downloads/US-YUT-2100035%20YUTIQ%20Prescribing%20Information-2021.pdf.

About EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:EYPT) is a pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing therapeutics to help improve the lives of patients with serious eye disorders. The Company's pipeline leverages its proprietary Durasert® technology for sustained intraocular drug delivery including EYP-1901, a potential twice-yearly intravitreal anti-VEGF treatment initially targeting wet age-related macular degeneration. The Company has two commercial products: YUTIQ®, for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye, and DEXYCU®, for the treatment of postoperative inflammation following ocular surgery. EyePoint Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Company, please visit www.eyepointpharma.com and connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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 (In thousands, except per share data) 
   Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended  
   September 30, September 30, 
    2021   2020   2021   2020  
 Product sales, net $8,587  $5,758  $24,127  $14,151  
 License and collaboration agreement  159   9,535   594   11,590  
 Royalty income  313   402   674   1,565  
 Total revenues  9,059   15,695   25,395   27,306  
 Operating expenses:         
 Cost of sales, excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets  1,825   1,882   5,144   3,363  
 Research and development  8,498   4,090   19,582   12,219  
 Sales and marketing  7,374   5,269   19,692   19,483  
 General and administrative  6,060   5,796   16,358   14,949  
 Amortization of acquired intangible assets  615   615   1,845   1,845  
 Total operating expenses  24,372   17,652   62,621   51,859  
 Loss from operations  (15,313)  (1,957)  (37,226)  (24,553) 
 Other income (expense):         
 Interest and other income, net  6   (4)  286   58  
 Interest expense  (1,388)  (1,840)  (4,110)  (5,430) 
 Gain on extinguishment of debt        2,065     
 Total other income (expense), net  (1,382)  (1,844)  (1,759)  (5,372) 
 Net loss $(16,695) $(3,801) $(38,985) $(29,925) 
 Net loss per common share - basic and diluted $(0.58) $(0.30) $(1.42) $(2.44) 
 Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted  28,766   12,794   27,429   12,277  

 (In thousands) 
   September 30, December 31, 
    2021   2020  
 Current assets:     
 Cash and cash equivalents $119,710  $44,909  
 Accounts and other receivables, net  13,602   9,453  
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  3,892   3,419  
 Inventory  4,571   5,337  
 Total current assets  141,775   63,118  
 Operating lease right-of-use assets  2,402   2,610  
 Intangible assets, net  23,364   25,209  
 Other assets  710   780  
 Total assets $168,251  $91,717  
 Liabilities and stockholders' equity     
 Current liabilities:     
 Accounts payable and accrued expenses $18,102  $13,256  
 Deferred revenue  1,035   945  
 Other current liabilities  796   687  
 Total current liabilities  19,933   14,888  
 Long-term debt  36,396   37,977  
 Deferred revenue - noncurrent  14,792   15,616  
 Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent  2,019   2,330  
 Other long-term liabilities  2,363   2,365  
 Total liabilities  75,503   73,176  
 Stockholders' equity:     
 Capital  641,572   528,380  
 Accumulated deficit  (549,665)  (510,680) 
 Accumulated other comprehensive income  841   841  
 Total stockholders' equity  92,748   18,541  
 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $168,251  $91,717  

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