Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSEMKT:PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential, today announced results for its first quarter ended September 30, 2016.
Bremelanotide – Under development for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD):
–November 2016 reported positive Phase 3 clinical results – both pivotal trials met the pre-specified co-primary efficacy endpoints of improvement in desire and decrease in distress associated with low sexual desire, reflecting clinical meaningfulness and statistical significance.
–Last patient visits for the efficacy portion of the trials were completed in the third quarter of calendar year 2016.
–New Drug Application (NDA) submission to the FDA targeted for the second half of 2017.
–August 2016, Palatin closed on an underwritten offering of units with gross proceeds of $9.25 million, with net proceeds, after deducting offering expenses, of approximately $8.5 million. Palatin issued:
11,481,481 shares of common stock and ten-year prefunded Series I warrants to purchase 2,218,045 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.01 per share
Series H warrants to purchase 10,274,646 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.70 per share
First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results
Palatin reported a net loss of $(13.1) million, or $(0.08) per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to a net loss of $(12.4) million, or $(0.08) per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2015.
The difference between the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 was primarily attributable to the increase in expenses relating to our bremelanotide program for HSDD in the quarter ended September 30, 2016.
There were no revenues recorded in the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and 2015.
Total operating expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 were $12.4 million compared to $11.8 million for the comparable quarter of 2015. The increase in operating expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was the result of an increase in expenses primarily relating to our bremelanotide program for HSDD.
Total other income (expense), net, was $(0.6) million for the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 consisting primarily of interest expense related to venture debt.
Palatin’s cash, cash equivalents and investments were $10.2 million as of September 30, 2016, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $9.4 million at June 30, 2016. Current liabilities were $20.5 million as of September 30, 2016, compared to $13.9 million as of June 30, 2016.
Palatin believes that existing capital resources will be adequate to fund our planned operations through the quarter ending December 31, 2016.
CONFERENCE CALL / AUDIO WEBCAST
Palatin will host a conference call and audio webcast on November 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results of operations in greater detail and provide an update on corporate developments. Individuals interested in listening to the conference call live can dial 1-888-503-8171 (domestic) or 1-719-457-2664 (international), conference ID 9405459. The audio webcast and replay can be accessed by logging on to the “Investor/Webcasts” section of Palatin’s website at http://www.palatin.com. A telephone and audio webcast replay will be available approximately one hour after the completion of the call. To access the telephone replay, dial 1-888-203-1112 (domestic) or 1-719-457-0820 (international), passcode 9405459. The audio webcast and telephone replay will be available through November 22, 2016.
About Palatin Technologies, Inc.
Palatin Technologies, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential. Palatin’s strategy is to develop products and then form marketing collaborations with industry leaders in order to maximize their commercial potential. For additional information regarding Palatin, please visit Palatin’s website at www.Palatin.com.