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Celcuity Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights

Monday, August 10, 2020 4:00 PM
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- Presented data for first CELsignia Pathway Activity Test for ovarian cancer at AACR Annual Meeting -

- Expect to announce new clinical trial collaborations with pharmaceutical companies and
trial sponsors by the end of 2020 -

- Cash burn rate steady -

- Cash and Cash Equivalents of $15.4 million as of June 30, 2020, which is expected to support operations through 2021 -

- Conference Call on Monday, August 10th at 4:30pm (ET) -

MINNEAPOLIS, MN / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2020 / Celcuity Inc. (NASDAQ:CELC), a clinical stage biotechnology company translating discoveries of new cancer sub-types into 3rd generation diagnostics and expanded therapeutic options for cancer patients, announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020 and summarized recent business progress.

"During the second quarter, we continued to advance development of additional CELsignia Pathway Activity tests. In June, we presented results from studies of our first CELsignia Pathway Activity Test for ovarian cancer at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. Our CELsignia test for ovarian cancer identifies a subset of ovarian cancer patients whose tumors have abnormal c-Met signaling coincident with abnormal HER2 signaling," said Brian Sullivan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celcuity. Celcuity's 3rd generation diagnostic platform, CELsignia, identifies the dysregulated signaling activity driving a patient's cancer.

"We also continued to make progress advancing additional new tests and additional collaborations during the quarter. Our goal is to develop new CELsignia tests that identify RAS pathway driven cancers undetectable with molecular tests so that more cancer patients can receive the targeted therapy best suited to treat their tumors. Our collaboration discussions with pharmaceutical companies progressed despite the headwinds COVID-19 presents. We remain confident we will finalize additional collaborations before year-end. Finally, although our FACT-1 and FACT-2 trials remain somewhat impacted by COVID-19 related delays, we continue to expect interim results from these trials in the second half of 2021."

Recent Highlights and Upcoming Milestones

  • Data for two new CELsignia tests in two different tumor types announced during past nine months.
  • Multiple clinical trial collaborations amongst several major pharmaceutical companies advancing towards close this year.
  • Expect to complete development of a CELsignia RAS test for breast cancer patients by the end of 2020.
  • Interim results from the FACT-1 and FACT-2 trials are expected in the second half of 2021

Second Quarter 2020 Financials

Unless otherwise stated, all comparisons are for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020, compared to the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Total operating expenses were $2.21 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $1.84 million for the second quarter of 2019. Operating expenses for the first six months of 2020 were $4.52 million, compared to $3.81 million for the first six months of 2019.

Research and development (R&D) expenses were $1.77 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $1.47 million for the second quarter of 2019. R&D expenses for the first six months of 2020 were $3.61 million, compared to $3.06 million for the first six months of 2019. The approximately $0.55 million increase during the first half of fiscal year 2020, compared to first half of fiscal year 2019, resulted primarily from a $0.52 million increase in compensation related expenses, including approximately $0.36 million of non-cash stock-based compensation expense. In addition, other research and development expenses increased $0.03 million due to clinical validation and laboratory studies, and operational and business development activities.

General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $0.45 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $0.37 million for the second quarter of 2019. G&A expenses for the first six months of 2020 were $0.91 million, compared to $0.75 million for the first six months of 2019. The approximately $0.16 million increase during fiscal year 2020, compared to fiscal year 2019, was attributable to non-cash stock-based compensation expense.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2020 was $2.20 million, or $0.21 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.72 million, or $0.17 per share, for the second quarter of 2019. Net loss for the first six months of 2020 was $4.45 million, or $0.43 per share, compared to $3.57 million, or $0.35 per share, for the first six months of 2019. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss for the second quarter of 2020 was $1.78 million, or $0.17 per share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net loss of $1.53 million, or $0.15 per share, for the second quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP adjusted net loss for the first six months of 2020 was $3.56 million, or $0.34 per share, compared to non-GAAP adjusted net loss of $3.19 million, or $0.31 per share, for the first six months of 2019. 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 press release.

Net cash used in operating activities for the second quarter of 2020 was $1.56 million, compared to $1.23 million for the second quarter of 2019.

At June 30, 2020, Celcuity had cash and cash equivalents of $15.4 million, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $18.7 million at December 31, 2019.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call at 4:30 PM Eastern Time today to discuss the results. Anyone interested in participating should dial 1-866-342-8588 and use passcode 52638. Participants are asked to dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.

About Celcuity

Celcuity is a clinical stage biotechnology company translating discoveries of new cancer sub-types into pioneering companion diagnostics and expanded therapeutic options for cancer patients. Celcuity's 3rd generation diagnostic platform, CELsignia, analyzes living tumor cells to untangle the complexity of the cellular activity driving a patient's cancer. This allows Celcuity to discover new cancer sub-types molecular diagnostics cannot detect. Celcuity is driven to improve outcomes for patients and to transform how pharmaceutical companies define the patient populations for their targeted therapies. 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 press release include, without limitation, expectations with respect to new clinical trial collaborations and the timing or outcomes of such collaborations, commercializing diagnostic tests, the use of cash, the discovery of additional cancer sub-types, the development of additional CELsignia tests, the uses and breadth of application of CELsignia tests, the outcome of the FACT 1 and FACT 2 clinical trials, 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 expectations regarding the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic effects will have on Celcuity's business and results of operations. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of Celcuity, which include, but are not limited to, the unknown impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Celcuity's business and those other risks set forth in the Risk Factors section in Celcuity's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2020. 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 press release, except as required by law.

Contacts:

Celcuity Inc.
Brian Sullivan, [email protected]
Vicky Hahne, [email protected]
763-392-0123

LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Jeremy Feffer,
[email protected]
(212) 915-2568

Celcuity Inc.
Condensed Balance Sheets

             
 
  June 30,
2020
    December 31,
2019
 
 
  (unaudited)        
Assets
           
Current Assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 15,430,559     $ 18,735,002  
Deposits
    22,009       22,009  
Deferred transaction costs
    -       28,743  
Payroll tax receivable
    190,000       190,000  
Prepaid assets
    232,648       274,600  
Total current assets
    15,875,216       19,250,354  
 
               
Property and equipment, net
    706,219       833,463  
Operating lease right-of-use assets
    121,015       196,983  
Total Assets
  $ 16,702,450     $ 20,280,800  
 
               
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:
               
Current Liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
  $ 81,048     $ 142,773  
Finance lease liabilities
    5,789       5,769  
Operating lease liabilities
    131,538       178,466  
Accrued expenses
    610,508       584,319  
Total current liabilities
    828,883       911,327  
Finance lease liabilities
    11,209       14,109  
Operating lease liabilities
    -       57,793  
Total Liabilities
    840,092       983,229  
Total Stockholders' Equity
    15,862,358       19,297,571  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
  $ 16,702,450     $ 20,280,800  
                 

Celcuity Inc.
Condensed Statements of Operations
(unaudited)

             
 
  Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
 
  2020     2019     2020     2019  
 
                       
Operating expenses:
                       
 
                       
Research and development
  $ 1,766,227     $ 1,469,731     $ 3,613,641     $ 3,060,689  
General and administrative
    447,714       371,988       911,113       755,533  
Total operating expenses
    2,213,941       1,841,719       4,524,754       3,816,222  
Loss from operations
    (2,213,941 )     (1,841,719 )     (4,524,754 )     (3,816,222 )
 
                               
Other income (expense)
                               
Interest expense
    (31 )     (41 )     (64 )     (85 )
Interest income
    11,983       121,583       75,834       250,221  
Other income, net
    11,952       121,542       75,770       250,136  
Net loss before income taxes
    (2,201,989 )     (1,720,177 )     (4,448,984 )     (3,566,086 )
Income tax benefits
    -       -       -       -  
Net loss
  $ (2,201,989 )   $ (1,720,177 )   $ (4,448,984 )   $ (3,566,086 )
 
                               
Net loss per share, basic and diluted
  $ (0.21 )   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.43 )   $ (0.35 )
 
                               
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted
    10,260,234       10,213,455       10,257,111       10,206,000  
                                 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press 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

               
 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
   
 
  2020     2019     2020     2019    
 
                         
GAAP net loss
  (2,201,989 )   (1,720,177 )   (4,448,984 )   (3,566,086 )  
Adjustments:
                                 
Stock-based compensation
                                 
Research and development
    265,446       101,303       558,562       201,560   (1)
General and administrative
    157,747       90,943       329,280       175,331   (2)  
Non-GAAP adjusted net loss
  (1,778,796 )   (1,527,931 )   (3,561,142 )   (3,189,195 )  
 
                                 
 
                                 
GAAP net loss per share - basic and diluted
  (0.21 )   (0.17 )   (0.43 )   (0.35 )  
Adjustment to net loss (as detailed above)
    0.04       0.02       0.09       0.04    
Non-GAAP adjusted net loss per share
  (0.17 )   (0.15 )   (0.34 )   (0.31 )  
 
                                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted
    10,260,234       10,213,455       10,257,111       10,206,000    
                                   

(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.

SOURCE: Celcuity Inc.

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