General and administrative expenses totaled $2.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $10.6 million for the full year 2012, compared to $2.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 and $6.9 million for the full year 2011. The increase in general and administrative expenses over the comparable periods in 2011 was primarily due to increased internal resources and third party costs to support the activities associated with being a public company.Clovis recorded $4.3 million of acquired in process research and development expenses in 2012, related primarily to a development milestone paid in the first quarter of the year for CO-1686. Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2012 include $1.3 million of stock compensation expense, compared to $0.5 million of stock compensation expense for the fourth quarter of 2011. Operating expenses for the full year 2012 included $4.9 million of stock compensation expense, compared to $1.3 million of stock compensation expense for the comparable period in 2011. As of December 31, 2012, Clovis had $144.1 million in cash and cash equivalents and 26.2 million outstanding shares of common stock. The Company expects a cash burn of $53 to $57 million for 2013, and to end the year with approximately $90 million in cash. 2013 Key Milestones and Objectives The Company has a number of important clinical, regulatory and development objectives planned for 2013 for each of its key products: CO-1686
- Complete dose escalation portion of Phase I/II study to establish dose and schedule;
- Initiate Phase II expansion cohorts to assess efficacy in 2 nd line T790M+ NSCLC patients and in 1 st line EGFR NSCLC patients;
- Complete development of new tablet formulation of CO-1686;
- Advance development path in preparation for registration study in 2 nd line T790M+ NSCLC patients in the first half of 2014.
- Complete dose escalation portion of Phase I/II study to establish monotherapy dose and schedule;
- Initiate Phase II expansion cohort to assess efficacy in selected ovarian cancer patients;
- Advance development of diagnostic to identify patients most likely to respond to rucaparib;
- Initiate HRD biomarker validation study in platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer patients in the third quarter of 2013;
- Initiate pivotal study in platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer patients in late 2013.
- Identify a product candidate in late 2013 or early 2014.
To the extent that statements contained in this press release are not descriptions of historical facts regarding Clovis Oncology, they are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause our clinical development programs, future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainties inherent in the initiation of future clinical trials, availability of data from ongoing clinical trials, expectations for regulatory approvals, development progress of our companion diagnostics, and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of our drug candidates or companion diagnostics. Clovis Oncology undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of the Company in general, see Clovis Oncology’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|CLOVIS ONCOLOGY, INC CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS(in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended December 31,||Years Ended December 31,|
|Research and development||18,284||12,440||58,894||40,726|
|General and administrative||2,771||2,036||10,638||6,860|
|Acquired in-process research and development||-||-||4,250||7,000|
|Other income (expense), net||(4||)||(405||)||(228||)||(957||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(21,059||)||(14,881||)||(74,010||)||(55,543||)|
|Basic and diluted net loss per common share||$||(0.81||)||$||(1.30||)||$||(2.97||)||$||(14.42||)|
|Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding||25,948||11,498||24,915||3,854|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA(in thousands)|
|December 31, 2012||December 31, 2011|
|Cash, cash equivalents and available for sale securities||$||144,097||$||140,248|
|Common stock and additional paid-in capital||317,925||242,243|
|Total stockholders' equity||133,496||131,793|