XOMA Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Highlights Recent Operational Events

11/4/2021, 12:30 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XOMA Corporation (Nasdaq: XOMA) reported its third quarter 2021 financial results and provided a recent operations update.

“Our portfolio of potential milestone and royalty assets continues to grow and advance in the clinic.  In the third quarter, we acquired an economic interest in Checkmate Pharmaceuticals’ vidotulimod (CMP-001), and we were delighted to learn Compugen’s licensee, AstraZeneca, had dosed the first patient in a Phase 1/2 study with AZD2936, which triggered a $0.5 million milestone payment to XOMA from Compugen.  Last month, we announced a significant transaction for XOMA, the purchase of rights to a 0.5% commercial payment on faricimab, a BLA-review-stage asset, for a $6 million upfront plus potential future milestone payments to Affitech SA.  Three assets in our portfolio received special designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Additionally, there was meaningful progress amongst our portfolio as partners expanded their clinical development programs,” stated Jim Neal, Chief Executive Officer of XOMA.

“We have further strengthened XOMA’s team in the past few months.  Heather L. Franklin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blaze Bioscience, Inc., joined our Board of Directors this summer.  We were very pleased to attract two accomplished talents: Joyce Chan joined as our Vice President, Scientific Analysis, and Christopher Baldwin as our Vice President, Legal.  Joyce spent 16 years at Amgen, both as a scientist and in business development, licensing, and alliance management.  Chris combines significant experience providing legal counsel with entrepreneurial experience, both of which are important for XOMA’s business operations and our lean operating structure.

“I am pleased with the progress both our team and our partners have made in 2021, and we express our gratitude to all of the patients who participate in our partners’ clinical trials,” Mr. Neal concluded.

Financial Results
XOMA recorded total revenues of $0.9 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared with $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2020.  The increase for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the corresponding period of 2020, was primarily due to a $0.5 million milestone earned under our license agreement with Compugen Ltd., which was triggered by the dosing of the first patient in a Phase 1/2 study of AZD2936, a TIGIT/PD-1 bispecific antibody derived from COM902, that is being developed by AstraZeneca.

Research and development expenses were $30,000 and $34,000, respectively, for the third quarters of 2021 and 2020.

General and administrative (“G&A”) expenses were $4.3 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $3.2 million for the third quarter of 2020.  The increase of $1.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the corresponding period of 2020, was due primarily to a $0.5 million increase in salaries and related expenses, a $0.3 million increase in consulting costs, and $0.1 million increase in legal and insurance costs.

In the third quarter of 2021, G&A expenses included $0.8 million in non-cash stock-based compensation expense, compared with $0.7 million in the third quarter of 2020.  The Company’s net cash used in operations in the third quarter of 2021 was $3.1 million, as compared with $2.4 million during the third quarter of 2020.

In the third quarter of 2020, XOMA recorded $0.4 million in interest expense.  In June 2021, the Company repaid its outstanding debt obligations to Silicon Valley Bank and Novartis in full.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $4.4 million, compared to net loss of $1.1 million for the third quarter of 2020.

On September 30, 2021, XOMA had cash of $68.8 million.  The Company ended December 31, 2020, with cash of $84.2 million.  The Company continues to believe its current cash position will be sufficient to fund XOMA’s operations for multiple years.

About XOMA Corporation
XOMA is a biotechnology royalty aggregator playing a unique role in helping biotech companies achieve their goal of improving human health.  XOMA acquires the potential future economics associated with pre-commercial therapeutic candidates that have been licensed to pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.  When XOMA acquires the future economics, the seller receives non-dilutive, non-recourse funding they can use to advance their internal drug candidate(s) or for general corporate purposes.  The Company has an extensive and growing portfolio with more than 70 assets (asset defined as the right to receive potential future economics associated with the advancement of an underlying therapeutic candidate).  For more information about the Company and its portfolio, please visit www.xoma.com.

Forward-Looking Statements/Explanatory Notes
Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding the potential of XOMA’s portfolio of partnered programs and licensed technologies generating substantial milestone and royalty proceeds over time, creating additional value for the stockholders, cash sufficiency forecast, economic outlook, and potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   In some cases, you can identify such forward-looking statements by terminology such as “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” “seek,” “project,” “expect,” “may,” “will, “would,” “could” or “should,” the negative of these terms or similar expressions.  These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of XOMA’s performance, and you should not place undue reliance on such statements.  These statements are based on assumptions that may not prove accurate, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to certain risks inherent in the biotechnology industry, including those related to the fact that our product candidates subject to out-license agreements are still being developed, and our licensees may require substantial funds to continue development which may not be available; we do not know whether there will be, or will continue to be, a viable market for the products in which we have an ownership or royalty interest; if the therapeutic product candidates to which we have a royalty interest do not receive regulatory approval, our third-party licensees will not be able to market them, and the impact to the global economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other potential risks to XOMA meeting these expectations are described in more detail in XOMA's most recent filing on Form 10-K and in other SEC filings.   Consider such risks carefully when considering XOMA's prospects.  Any forward-looking statement in this press release represents XOMA's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date.  XOMA disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by applicable law.

EXPLANATORY NOTE: Any references to “portfolio” in this press release refer strictly to milestone and/or royalty rights associated with a basket of drug products in development.  Any references to “assets” in this press release refer strictly to milestone and/or royalty rights associated with individual drug products in development.

As of the date of this press release, all assets in XOMA’s milestone and royalty portfolio are investigational compounds.  Efficacy and safety have not been established.  There is no guarantee that any of these assets will become commercially available.

XOMA CORPORATION 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS 
(unaudited) 
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 
         
 Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, 
  2021   2020   2021   2020  
Revenues:        
Revenue from contracts with customers$550  $200  $1,094  $753  
Revenue recognized under units-of-revenue method 390   357   1,121   1,051  
Total revenues 940   557   2,215   1,804  
         
Operating expenses:        
Research and development 30   34   129   134  
General and administrative 4,255   3,212   14,922   13,126  
Total operating expenses 4,285   3,246   15,051   13,260  
         
Loss from operations (3,345)  (2,689)  (12,836)  (11,456) 
         
Other (expense) income, net:        
Interest expense -   (434)  (461)  (1,484) 
Loss on extinguishment of debt -   -   (300)  -  
Other (expense) income, net (1,091)  2,046   (449)  2,046  
Loss before income tax (4,436)  (1,077)  (14,046)  (10,894) 
Income tax benefit -   -   -   1,526  
         
Net loss and comprehensive loss$(4,436) $(1,077) $(14,046) $(9,368) 
Less: accumulated dividends on Series A and Series B preferred stock (1,368)  -   (3,192)  -  
Net loss available to common stockholders, basic and diluted$(5,804) $(1,077) $(17,238) $(9,368) 
Basic and diluted net loss per share available to common stockholders$(0.51) $(0.10) $(1.53) $(0.89) 
Weighted average shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share available to common stockholders 11,311   11,019   11,279   10,537  
         


 

XOMA CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
      
  September 30,  December 31, 
   2021   2020  
ASSETS     
Current assets:     
Cash $68,757  $84,222  
Restricted cash  3,417   1,611  
Short-term equity securities  1,211   -  
Trade and other receivables, net  518   263  
Income tax receivable  -   1,526  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  969   443  
Total current assets  74,872   88,065  
Long-term restricted cash  -   531  
Property and equipment, net  15   21  
Operating lease right-of-use assets  240   359  
Long-term royalty receivables  55,075   34,575  
Long-term equity securities  -   1,693  
Other assets  301   41  
Total assets $130,503  $125,285  
      
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY     
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable $598  $456  
Accrued and other liabilities  1,325   642  
Contingent consideration under royalty purchase agreements  75   75  
Operating lease liabilities  191   179  
Unearned revenue recognized under units-of-revenue method  1,541   1,452  
Contingent liabilities  1,410   1,410  
Current portion of long-term debt  -   8,088  
Preferred stock dividend accrual  1,368   -  
Total current liabilities  6,508   12,302  
Unearned revenue recognized under units-of-revenue method – long-term  12,306   13,516  
Long-term debt  -   12,764  
Long-term operating lease liabilities  85   229  
Other liabilities – long-term  20   50  
Total liabilities  18,919   38,861  
      
Stockholders’ equity:     
Preferred Stock, $0.05 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized:     
8.625% Series A cumulative, perpetual preferred stock, 984,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020  49   49  
8.375% Series B cumulative, perpetual preferred stock, 1,600 and zero shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  -                     -  
Convertible preferred stock, 5,003 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020  -   -  
Common stock, $0.0075 par value, 277,333,332 shares authorized, 11,311,231 and 11,228,792 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  85   84  
Additional paid-in capital  1,306,582   1,267,377  
Accumulated deficit  (1,195,132)  (1,181,086) 
Total stockholders’ equity  111,584   86,424  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $130,503  $125,285  


Investor contacts: 
Juliane SnowdenJustin Frantz
XOMA Solebury Trout
+1-646-438-9754+1-973-441-9731
juliane.snowden@xoma.comjfrantz@troutgroup.com
  
Media contact: 
Kathy Vincent 
KV Consulting & Management 
+1-310-403-8951 
kathy@kathyvincent.com 

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