Coronado Biosciences Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass., March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coronado Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

"We made significant strides in 2012 towards increasing the value of our product candidates and expanded our pipeline of clinical trials," said Dr. Harlan F. Weisman, Coronado's Chairman and CEO. "It was an important year for Coronado in that we signed a collaboration agreement with Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH (Falk) and Ovamed GmbH (Ovamed) for the development of TSO (Trichuris suis ova or CNDO-201) for Crohn's disease, initiated TRUST-I, our phase 2 clinical trial of TSO in Crohn's disease, and initiated two investigator-initiated studies evaluating TSO in ulcerative colitis and autism spectrum disorders. Additionally, we commenced a phase 1/2 trial of CNDO-109 activated allogeneic natural killer (NK) cells, our second technology, in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). From a financial standpoint, in 2012, we conducted our first public offering with net proceeds of $26.5 million and secured a $15.0 million loan facility with Hercules Technology Growth Capital to further support our clinical development efforts.

"This is an exciting time for Coronado. We believe results from the two phase 2 trials in Crohn's disease, and possibly data from the autism study and the recently announced investigator-initiated psoriasis study, have the potential to positively validate the hygiene hypothesis and our mission to provide life-changing therapies for autoimmune diseases during 2013. We are committed to continuing our momentum throughout 2013, starting with the initiation of several more investigator-initiated studies for TSO in various autoimmune diseases in 2013."

Financial Highlights:

  • Coronado reported a net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.36 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to a net loss of $6.7 million, or $0.52 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, Coronado reported a net loss of $ 27.6 million, or $1.27 per share, compared to a net loss of $36.4 million, or $4.74 per share before the common stock dividend to Series A Preferred Stockholders, for 2011.
  • Research and development expenses were $17.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $8.6 million for 2011. General and administrative expenses totaled $8.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $5.8 million for 2011. In 2012, R&D included expenses related to the TSO clinical program and G&A included expenses related to the company's infrastructure growth and increased business activity.
  • At December 31, 2012, Coronado's cash and cash equivalents totaled $40.2 million. During the first quarter of 2013, and through March 13, 2013, the company sold an aggregate of approximately 1.4 million shares of common stock under an at market issuance facility for net proceeds of $10.5 million.

Recent Corporate and Scientific Highlights:

  • Initiated phase 1/2 trial of CNDO-109 activated allogeneic NK cells in AML
  • Signed Clinical Trial Agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to evaluate TSO for the treatment of ulcerative colitis in a multi-center phase 2 clinical trial that will be conducted by the NIAID-funded Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence (ACE)
  • Acquired manufacturing rights to TSO from Ovamed, for North America, South America, and Japan, Coronado's licensed territory and, in conjunction therewith, acquired a lease agreement to establish a manufacturing facility in Woburn, MA to produce TSO
  • Appointed Dr. Harlan F. Weisman, a director for the company since August 2012, Chairman and CEO
  • Signed Research Collaboration and License Agreement with Freie Universität Berlin for secretory products of Trichuris suis
  • Commenced an investigator-initiated study evaluating TSO in psoriasis

Upcoming Events:

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Coronado management will review its fourth quarter and year-end financial results and development programs via conference call and webcast today at 8:30 AM EDT. To participate in the conference call, please dial 877-312-5413 (toll free from the US and Canada), or 253-237-1511 (for international callers). Investors may also access a live audio webcast of the call at on the Events & Webcasts page.

A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call. The webcast archive will remain available for one year. An audio replay will also be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and will be made available until March 24, 2013. The audio replay can be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 (toll free from the US and Canada), or 404-537-3406 (for international callers) and entering Event ID 15400780.

About Coronado Biosciences

Coronado Biosciences is engaged in the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents. The company's two principal pharmaceutical product candidates in clinical development are: TSO (Trichuris suis ova or CNDO-201), a biologic for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis; and CNDO-109, a biologic that activates natural killer (NK) cells, for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma and solid tumors. For more information, please visit

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain "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. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to the company's product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated include risks relating to the cost, timing, and results of research and development activities, uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing, our ability to attract, integrate and retain key personnel, financing and strategic agreements and relationships, the early stage of products under development, our need for substantial additional funds, government regulation, patent and intellectual property matters, our dependence on third party suppliers, and competition, as well as other risks described in our SEC filings. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

(A development stage enterprise)
Consolidated Balance Sheets
($ in thousands)
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011
Cash and cash equivalents $40,199 $23,160
Prepaid and other current assets 393 215
Total current assets 40,592 23,375
Property & equipment net 51
Other 349
Total Assets $40,992 $23,375
Current liabilities $5,132 $3,493
Note payable, non-current 12,386 750
Other long-term liabilities 1,441
Total Liabilities 18,959 4,243
Stockholders' Equity 22,033 19,132
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $40,992 $23,375
(A development stage enterprise)
Consolidated Statements of Operations
($ in thousands except for share amounts)
For the three months ended For the twelve months ended
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Operating expenses:
Research and development $4,585 $3,442 $17,468 $8,583
General and administrative 2,671 1,790 8,665 5,755
In-process research and development 1,043 1,043 20,706
Loss from operations (8,299) (5,232) (27,176) (35,044)
Interest income 84 54 236 165
Interest expense (449) (19) (670) (74)
Warrant expense (1,522) (1,407)
Net loss (8,664) (6,719) (27,610) (36,360)
Common Stock dividend to Series A Convertible Preferred Stockholders (5,861)
Net loss attributed to Common Stockholders ($8,664) ($6,719) ($27,610) ($42,221)
Basic and diluted net loss per common share ($0.36) ($0.52) ($1.27) ($5.51)
Weighted average common shares outstanding—basic and diluted 24,385,981 12,901,980 21,654,984 7,662,984

CONTACT: Lucy Lu, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Coronado Biosciences, Inc. 781-652-4525; Marcy Nanus, Vice President The Trout Group, LLC. 646-378-2927; Susan Forman Dian Griesel Inc. 212-825-3210;

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