Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Opiant”) (OTCQB:OPNT), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive and eating disorders, today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended October 31, 2016.

“The milestones we’ve achieved during our fiscal first quarter will provide momentum for our company in the new calendar year,” said Roger Crystal, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Opiant. “During the last quarter, we’ve in-licensed a heroin vaccine from the Walter Reed Research Institute and listed a second patent for NARCAN® Nasal Spray with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2017, we anticipate increasing demand for NARCAN® Nasal Spray, and aim to advance developing treatments for bulimia nervosa, cocaine use disorder, and a new area to be announced.”

First Quarter 2017 and Recent Highlights

  • Signed a definitive agreement with SWK Holdings Corporation (“SWK”), in which SWK will acquire rights to certain royalties and milestone payments related to the sales of NARCAN® Nasal Spray for the treatment of opioid overdose for up to $17.5 million.  Opiant received $13.7 million at closing and is eligible to receive an additional $3.75 million contingent on the achievement of certain future net sales milestones.

  • Announced that marketing partner, Adapt Pharma Limited (“Adapt”), was granted approval by Health Canada to treat opioid overdose with NARCAN® Nasal Spray.

  • Announced that a second Opiant patent for NARCAN® Nasal Spray was listed in the FDA’s Orange Book, offering product exclusivity until 2035. 

  • Announced the licensing of a heroin vaccine from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health. Opiant plans to work with Walter Reed scientists on clinical research with the vaccine. 

  • Appointed Thomas T. Thomas, the former corporate treasurer of Genentech, Inc., to Opiant’s board of directors.           

Clinical Program Update

Opiant develops treatments for substance abuse, addictive and eating disorders. Opiant expects the following events to occur in the next fiscal year:

  • 1H17: Evaluate use of a nasal opioid antagonist and initiate a study for patients with bulimia nervosa.

  • 1H17: Announce a new program with a 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway.

  • FY17: Continue progress with the heroin vaccine to determine viability in humans.

Financial Results

Quarter ended October 31, 2016 compared to quarter ended October 31, 2015

For the quarter ended October 31, 2016, Opiant reported a net loss of $601 thousand, or $0.30 per basic and fully-diluted share, compared to a net loss of $11.1 million, or $6.00 per basic and fully-diluted share, for the same period in 2015. The net loss also decreased due to an increase in revenues.  

Research and development expense in the quarter ended October 31, 2016, was $442 thousand compared to $429 thousand for the quarter ended October 31, 2015. General and administrative expense was $1.2 million in the quarter ended October 31, 2016, compared to $10.8 million for the quarter ended October 31, 2015. The $9.6 million decrease in general and administrative expense was primarily due to a decrease in stock-based compensation.

For the quarter ended October 31, 2016, Opiant generated revenue of $1.1 million, compared to $120 thousand for the quarter ended October 31, 2015.  Opiant reported $1.1 million of revenue from Adapt during the quarter, of which $621 thousand is royalty revenue and $500 thousand is milestone revenue received as a result of the Health Canada approval of NARCAN® Nasal Spray.  During the three month period ended October 31, 2015, Opiant recorded $120 thousand of revenue from Adapt.

Selling expenses were $42 thousand in the quarter ended October 31, 2016. Opiant incurred no selling expenses for revenue earned in the quarter ended October 31, 2015.

About Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive and eating disorders. Over 45 million people in the U.S. have one of these disorders. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes these disorders as chronic relapsing brain diseases which burden society at both the individual and community levels. With its innovative opioid antagonist nasal delivery technology, Opiant is positioned to become a leader in these treatment markets. Its first product, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, is approved for marketing in the U.S. and Canada by the company’s partner, Adapt Pharma Limited. For more information please visit: www.opiant.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Financial tables to follow

  
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
  
Balance Sheets (Unaudited) 
As of October 31, 2016 and July 31, 2016 
  
  October 31,  July 31, 
  2016  2016 
       
Assets        
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents $1,184,568  $1,481,393 
Accounts receivable  699,142   312,498 
Prepaid insurance  69,878   62,404 
Total current assets  1,953,588   1,856,295 
         
Other assets        
Computer equipment (net of accumulated amortization of $1,958 at October 31, 2016 and $1,016 at July 31, 2016)  5,579   6,521 
Patents and patent applications (net of accumulated amortization of $8,731 at October 31, 2016 and $8,388 at July 31, 2016)  18,719   19,062 
         
Total assets $1,977,886  $1,881,878 
         
Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit        
Liabilities        
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $641,454  $140,584 
Accrued salaries and wages  3,696,049   3,681,250 
Note payable  165,000   165,000 
Deferred revenue  250,000   250,000 
Total current liabilities  4,752,503   4,236,834 
         
Deferred revenue  2,350,000   2,350,000 
Total liabilities  7,102,503   6,586,834 
         
Stockholders' deficit        
Common stock; par value $0.001; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized;        
1,992,433 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2016 and July 31, 2016  1,992   1,992 
Additional paid-in capital  56,659,361   56,478,394 
Accumulated deficit  (61,785,970)  (61,185,342)
Total stockholders' deficit  (5,124,617)  (4,704,956)
         
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $1,977,886  $1,881,878 
         
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements. 

 

  
  
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
Statements of Operations (Unaudited) 
For the three months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 
  
  For the 
  Three Months Ended 
  October 31, 
  2016  2015 
       
Revenues        
Royalty and licensing revenue $1,121,142  $120,000 
   1,121,142   120,000 
         
Operating expenses        
General and administrative  1,216,302   10,791,380 
Research and development  441,834   429,450 
Selling expenses  42,036   - 
Total operating expenses  1,700,172   11,220,830 
         
Loss from operations  (579,030)  (11,100,830)
         
         
Other expense        
Interest expense, net  (2,244)  (5,828)
Loss on foreign exchange  (19,354)  (3,359)
Total other expense  (21,598)  (9,187)
         
Loss before provision for income taxes  (600,628)  (11,110,017)
         
Provision for income taxes  -   - 
         
Net loss $(600,628) $(11,110,017)
         
Loss per share of common stock:        
Basic and diluted $(0.30) $(6.00)
Weighted average common stock outstanding        
Basic and diluted  1,992,433   1,850,182 
         
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements. 

 

  
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) 
For the three months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015 
  
  For the 
  Three Months Ended 
  October 31,  October 31, 
  2016  2015 
Cash flows used in operating activities        
Net loss $(600,628) $(11,110,017)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization  1,285   343 
Issuance of common stock for services  -   186,652 
Stock based compensation from issuance of options  180,967   10,092,179 
         
Changes in assets and liabilities:        
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses  (7,474)  15,435 
Increase in accounts receivable  (386,644)  - 
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable  500,870   (208,358)
Increase in accrued salaries and wages  14,799   275,607 
Net cash used in operating activities  (296,825)  (748,159)
         
Cash flows provided by financing activities        
Payments from related parties on notes payable  -   151,191 
Investment received in exchange for royalty agreement  -   618,000 
Net cash provided by financing activities  -   769,191 
         
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  (296,825)  21,032 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  1,481,393   434,217 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $1,184,568  $455,249 
         
Supplemental disclosure        
Interest paid during the period $-  $- 
Taxes paid during the period $-  $- 
         
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements 


 

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