PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Affymax, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFFY) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. The net loss for the first quarter of 2010 was $7.9 million compared to a net loss of $21.7 million for the first quarter of 2009.
Affymax recognized revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 of $34.7 million compared to $25.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The increase in revenue was the result of increased collaboration revenue from its partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, under their 2006 collaboration for development of Affymax’s compound, Hematide™.
Research and development expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, were $33.1 million compared to $40.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The decrease was primarily due to the completion of the treatment and follow up of our Phase 3 clinical trials at the start of 2010.
General and administrative expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 were $9.4 million compared to $7.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The increase was primarily due to higher external commercial expenses.
The company’s cash, investments and receivables from Takeda totaled $167.6 million as of March 31, 2010, including a $5.0 million cash milestone payment received in March 2010 from Takeda for the initiation of Phase 3 clinical trials in Japan.
About Affymax, Inc.
Affymax, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel drugs to improve the treatment of serious and often life-threatening conditions. Affymax’s product candidate, Hematide™/peginesatide, recently completed Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of anemia associated with chronic renal failure. For additional information, please visit www.affymax.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial condition, the continuation and success of the Company’s collaboration with Takeda, timing, design and results of the Company’s clinical trials and drug development program and the timing and likelihood of the commercialization of Hematide. The Company’s actual results may differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties, including risks relating to the continued safety and efficacy of Hematide in clinical development, the timing of patient accrual in ongoing and planned clinical studies, regulatory requirements and approvals, research and development efforts, industry and competitive environment, intellectual property rights and disputes and other matters that are described in Affymax’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement in this press release.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||68,188||$||125,296|
|Receivable from Takeda||13,555||18,561|
|Income taxes receivable||125||1,443|
|Deferred tax assets||1,443||1,443|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||8,420||8,704|
|Total current assets||160,680||190,739|
|Property and equipment, net||5,127||5,469|
|Deferred tax assets, net of current||5,797||5,797|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Accrued clinical trial expenses||36,832||39,499|
|Total current liabilities||116,905||133,721|
|Long-term income tax liability||9,425||9,425|
|Other long-term liabilities||1,453||1,459|
|Additional paid-in capital||444,940||441,795|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(37||
|Total stockholders’ equity||62,202||66,905|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||189,985||$||211,510|
UNAUDITED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
|Three Months Ended
|License and royalty revenue||4||4|
|Research and development||33,093||40,447|
|General and administrative||9,419||7,417|
|Total operating expenses||42,512||47,864|
|Loss from operations||(7,862||)||(22,011||)|
|Other income (expense), net||(67||)||(161||)|
|Net loss before benefit for income taxes||(7,866||)||(21,771||)|
|Benefit for income taxes||—||(31||)|
|Net loss per share:|
|Basic and diluted||$||(0.33||)||$||(1.32||)|
|Weighted-average number of shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share||23,932||16,488|
Sylvia Wheeler, 650-812-8861
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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