CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Durata Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:DRTX) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.
Q2 2013 Highlights and Recent Events
Accomplishments include the following:
- Completed an equity offering in April, resulting in approximately $54.1 million of net proceeds before deducting costs payable by us
- Presented new data demonstrating in vitro potency of dalbavancin against bacterial pathogens at the 23rd Annual ECCMID Meeting
- Elected Paul A. Friedman, M.D. to the Board of Directors
- Concluded pre-New Drug Application ("NDA") clinical and CMC meetings with the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA")
- Confirmed process and timeline for NDA submission with the FDA
"We are pleased to reaffirm the timing of the submission of both the NDA and the Marketing Authorization Application ("MAA")," said Paul Edick, Chief Executive Officer of Durata Therapeutics, Inc. "Based on discussions with the FDA, including pre-NDA meetings in which both clinical and manufacturing data were discussed, we intend to submit to the FDA our initial NDA submission in late September. The MAA submission also remains on track to file with the European Medicines Agency ("EMA") by year-end." Mr. Edick continued, "Our cash position following our $54 million equity raise remains strong and will enable us to successfully launch dalbavancin in the U.S. in the second half of 2014."
Financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013
As of June 30, 2013, we had cash and cash equivalents plus short-term investments of $83.5 million, compared to $45.4 million at December 31, 2012. The increase was primarily due to the Company's equity offering in the second quarter.
Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2013 (the "2013 Quarter") was $18.8 million, compared to a net loss of $19.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 (the "2012 Quarter").
Research and development expenses for the 2013 Quarter were $13.2 million, compared to $16.5 million for the 2012 Quarter. The $3.3 million decrease from the 2012 Quarter to the 2013 Quarter principally resulted from a decrease of $7.6 million related to clinical related trial costs as a result of completing our DISCOVER 1 and DISCOVER 2 clinical trials partially offset by an increase of $3.6 million related to chemistry, manufacturing and control ("CMC") related expenses for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredient ("API") for future, potential commercial sale and a $0.5 million increase in costs related to the preparation of the final study report and NDA submission.
General and administrative expense for the 2013 Quarter was $4.5 million, compared to $2.4 million for the 2012 Quarter. The $2.1 million increase from the 2012 Quarter to the 2013 Quarter principally resulted from an increase of $1.8 million for personnel costs and an increase of $0.3 million for insurance and other operating expenses to support our pre-launch activities and increased public company compliance requirements.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
The company will host a conference call today, August 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM EDT. To access the call, please dial 866-632-4021 for participants in the U.S. or Canada and 404-991-3968 for international callers (reference Conference ID 12148199). A replay of the call may be accessed through August 21, 2013 by dialing 800-585-8367 for callers in the U.S. and Canada and 404-537-3406 for international callers (reference Conference ID12148199). The conference call will also be webcast live on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.duratatherapeutics.com.
Dalbavancin is an intravenous antibiotic product candidate under investigation for once-weekly dosing, which we believe may facilitate the treatment of patients with ABSSSI in both the in-patient and out-patient settings, potentially reducing the length of a patient's hospital stay or avoiding hospital admission altogether, with an impact on the overall cost of care for these patients.
About Durata Therapeutics
Durata Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for patients with infectious diseases and acute illnesses. Durata has completed two global Phase 3 clinical trials with its lead product candidate, dalbavancin, under investigation for the treatment of patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections caused by susceptible gram-positive bacteria.
Statements contained in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "target," "potential," "will," "would," "could," "should," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.
Forward-looking statements in this press release include statements about the timing of the filing of a NDA with the FDA and the timing of the filing of a MAA with the EMA, the potential commercialization of dalbavancin and the sufficiency of our cash reserves. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which is on file with the SEC and is also available on our website. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our views change. Therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to today.
|DURATA THERAPEUTICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|(A Development Stage Company)|
|Consolidated Balance Sheet|
|Assets||June 30, 2013||December 31, 2012|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 61,384||$ 32,257|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,857||5,844|
|Total current assets||85,336||51,195|
|Acquired in process research and development||15,292||15,292|
|Property and equipment, net||1,009||981|
|Total assets||$ 120,404||$ 86,548|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Accounts payable||$ 5,228||$ 8,618|
|Current portion of long-term debt||1,205||—|
|Income taxes payable||—||2,281|
|Total current liabilities||15,030||21,501|
|Long-term debt (less unamortized debt discount of $1,443 at June 30, 2013)||17,352||—|
|Non-current income tax payable||1,412||1,117|
|Accrued interest liability||1,190||—|
|Total stockholders' equity||64,693||43,872|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 120,404||$ 86,548|
|DURATA THERAPEUTICS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|(A Development Stage Company)|
|Consolidated Statement of Operations|
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Three month period ended||Six month period ended||2009) to|
|June 30,||June 30,||June 30,|
|Research and development expenses||$ 13,179||$ 16,528||$ 24,271||$ 23,299||$ 111,115|
|General and administrative expenses||4,514||2,392||8,565||3,613||26,347|
|Acquisition related charges, net||289||272||573||540||9,117|
|Other (income) expense|
|Total other (income) expense||643||(4)||736||(7)||677|
|Loss before income tax expense (benefit)||18,625||19,188||34,145||27,445||147,256|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||210||--||458||--||(5,353)|
|Net loss||$ (18,835)||$ (19,188)||$ (34,603)||$ (27,445)||$ (141,903)|
|Net loss per common share – Basic and Diluted||$ (0.75)||$ (260.25)||$ (1.59)||$ (402.94)|
|Weighted average common shares – Basic and Diluted||25,169,543||73,727||21,787,331||68,113|
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