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Kadmon Provides Business Update and Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Thursday, 05 November 2020 04:14 PM

Kadmon Holdings, Inc.


NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 5, 2020 / Kadmon Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KDMN) today provided a business update and reported financial and operational results for the third quarter of 2020.

"The submission of our belumosudil New Drug Application to the FDA represents a significant achievement for Kadmon and advances our efforts to make this therapy available to patients living with chronic GVHD," said Harlan W. Waksal, M.D., President and CEO of Kadmon. "We look forward to presenting 12-month safety, efficacy and durability data from our ongoing ROCKstar pivotal trial of belumosudil at the ASH Annual Meeting in December 2020."

Dr. Waksal continued, "Beyond cGVHD, we were pleased to announce that the FDA granted Orphan Designation to belumosudil for the treatment of systemic sclerosis, currently in Phase 2 clinical development. Additionally, we continue to enroll patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors in our Phase 1 clinical trial of KD033, our novel anti-PD-L1/IL-15 immuno-oncology fusion protein. We successfully completed enrollment in the first cohort of this trial; enrollment in the second cohort is ongoing. I am thrilled with the progress we are making across our clinical programs and look forward to sharing updates as we achieve new milestones."

Upcoming Milestones:

Belumosudil (KD025)

  • Present 12-month data from ROCKstar pivotal trial at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting on December 6, 2020; the presentation will include updated efficacy and safety data and key secondary endpoints including duration of response, Failure-Free Survival, steroid dose reductions and quality-of-life improvements
  • Continue ongoing dialogue with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as they review the New Drug Application (NDA) under their Real-Time Oncology Review (RTOR) pilot program, which aims to explore a more efficient review process to ensure safe and effective treatments are available to patients as early as possible
  • Continue progressing belumosudil commercial launch readiness activities in anticipation of potential FDA approval in 2021
  • The Company expects to share an update on the path forward for belumosudil in Europe in 1H 2021
  • Continue enrollment in ongoing placebo-controlled Phase 2 clinical trial in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (KD025-209); the Company continues to work with sites and trial coordinators to facilitate patient enrollment amid the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Initiate small (12-15 patient), open-label Phase 2 clinical trial of belumosudil in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis in Q1 2021


  • The first 3-patient dose cohort was successfully completed in the ongoing dose-escalation Phase 1 clinical trial of KD033, Kadmon's anti-PD-L1/IL-15 fusion protein, in patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors; enrollment is ongoing in the next dose level (cohort 2)


  • Continue ongoing Investigational New Drug Application (IND)-enabling activities of KD045, Kadmon's next-generation ROCK inhibitor for the treatment of fibrotic diseases

Financial Results

Third Quarter 2020 Results

Loss from operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $28.0 million and $71.0 million, respectively, compared to $23.2 million and $70.8 million for the same periods in 2019.

The increase in loss from operations for the three months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to 2019 was primarily due to an increase in development costs for belumosudil.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At September 30, 2020, the Company's cash, cash equivalents and marketable debt securities totaled $150.5 million, compared to $139.6 million at December 31, 2019. The increase primarily reflects $50.0 million in gross proceeds the Company accessed through its At-The-Market (ATM) facility in May 2020 along with $19.8 million in non-dilutive financing the Company accessed through the divestiture of 1.4 million ordinary shares of MeiraGTx Holdings plc during the nine months ended September 30, 2020. As of September 30, 2020, the Company held approximately 0.7 million ordinary shares of MeiraGTx Holdings plc, a clinical-stage gene therapy company.

About Belumosudil (KD025)

Belumosudil (KD025) is a selective oral inhibitor of Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase 2 (ROCK2), a signaling pathway that modulates inflammatory response and pro-fibrotic processes. The Company has submitted an NDA for belumosudil for the treatment of patients with cGVHD and the NDA is being reviewed under the FDA's RTOR pilot program. The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to belumosudil for the treatment of patients with cGVHD after failure of two or more lines of systemic therapy. The FDA has also granted Orphan Drug Designation to belumosudil for the treatment of cGVHD. In addition, belumosudil is in Phase 2 clinical development in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc). The FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation to belumosudil for the treatment of systemic sclerosis.

About Kadmon

Kadmon is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and delivers transformative therapies for unmet medical needs. Our clinical pipeline includes treatments for immune and fibrotic diseases as well as immuno-oncology therapies.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Such statements may be preceded by the words "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "could," "intends," "targets," "projects," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. We believe that these factors include, but are not limited to, (i) the initiation, timing, progress and results of our preclinical studies and clinical trials, and our research and development programs; (ii) our ability to advance product candidates into, and successfully complete, clinical trials; (iii) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, workforce, patients, collaborators and suppliers, including delays in anticipated timelines and milestones of our clinical trials and on various government agencies who we interact with and/or are governed by; (iv) our reliance on the success of our product candidates; (iv) the timing or likelihood of regulatory filings and approvals, including the acceptance of our NDA for belumosudil, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; (v) our ability to expand our sales and marketing capabilities; (vi) our ability to expand our sales and marketing capabilities; (vii) the commercialization, pricing and reimbursement of our product candidates, if approved; (viii) the implementation of our business model, strategic plans for our business, product candidates and technology; (ix) the scope of protection we are able to establish and maintain for intellectual property rights covering our product candidates and technology; (x) our ability to operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights and proprietary technology of third parties; (xi) costs associated with defending intellectual property infringement, product liability and other claims; (xii) regulatory developments in the United States, Europe, and other jurisdictions; (xiii) estimates of our expenses, future revenues, capital requirements and our needs for additional financing; (xiv) the potential benefits of strategic collaboration agreements and our ability to enter into strategic arrangements; (xv) our ability to maintain and establish collaborations; (xvi) the rate and degree of market acceptance of our product candidates, if approved; (xvii) developments relating to our competitors and our industry, including competing therapies; (xviii) our ability to effectively manage our anticipated growth; (xix) our ability to attract and retain qualified employees and key personnel; (xx) our expected use of cash and cash equivalents and other sources of liquidity; (xxi) the potential benefits of any of our product candidates being granted orphan drug designation; (xxii) the future trading price of the shares of our common stock and impact of securities analysts' reports on these prices; (xxiii) our ability to apply unused federal and state net operating loss carryforwards against future taxable income and/or (xxiv) other risks and uncertainties. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including Kadmon's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC's website at The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations - Unaudited
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,  
  2020     2019     2020     2019  
Net sales
  $ 339     $ 50     $ 1,227     $ 164  
Other revenue
    151       176       6,446       529  
Total revenue
    490       226       7,673       693  
Cost of sales
    214       73       704       149  
Write-down of inventory
    148       -       1,054       932  
Gross profit
    128       153       5,915       (388 )
Operating expenses:
Research and development
    17,268       13,227       46,658       43,326  
Selling, general and administrative
    10,865       10,174       30,299       27,101  
Total operating expenses
    28,133       23,401       76,957       70,427  
Loss from operations
    (28,005 )     (23,248 )     (71,042 )     (70,815 )
Total other income (expense)
    3,399       (39,147 )     (10,013 )     21,172  
Income tax expense
    -       -       -       -  
Net loss
  $ (24,606 )   $ (62,395 )   $ (81,055 )   $ (49,643 )
Deemed dividend on convertible preferred stock
    543       517       1,578       1,540  
Net loss attributable to common stockholders
  $ (25,149 )   $ (62,912 )   $ (82,633 )   $ (51,183 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share of common stock
  $ (0.15 )   $ (0.49 )   $ (0.50 )   $ (0.40 )
Weighted average basic and diluted shares of common stock outstanding
    169,310,056       128,225,469       165,107,295       128,360,618  


Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited
(in thousands)
  September 30,     December 31,  
  2020     2019  
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable debt securities
  $ 150,463     $ 139,597  
Other current assets
    2,641       3,010  
Investment, equity securities
    9,238       41,997  
Right of use lease asset
    17,013       19,651  
Other noncurrent assets
    9,634       10,543  
Total assets
  $ 188,989     $ 214,798  
Current liabilities
    28,160       28,742  
Lease liability - noncurrent
    16,631       19,759  
Other long term liabilities
    2,839       562  
Total liabilities
    47,630       49,063  
Total stockholders' equity
    141,359       165,735  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
  $ 188,989     $ 214,798  

Contact Information:

Ellen Cavaleri, Investor Relations
[email protected]

SOURCE: Kadmon Holdings, Inc.

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