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Pain Therapeutics Reports 2013 Financial Results and Provides Guidance for 2014



Pain Therapeutics Reports 2013 Financial Results and Provides Guidance for
2014

Conference Call Today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PTIE) today reported financial results for 2013 and provided guidance
for 2014. Net profit in 2013 was $31.5 million, or $0.70 per diluted share,
compared to a net loss in 2012 of $3.4 million, or $0.08 per share.

"We are excited about what lies ahead for PTIE in 2014," said Remi Barbier,
President & CEO. "We'll be watching the progress of REMOXY carefully over the
next few quarters, as Pfizer has stated an intent to refile an NDA mid-2015.
Any moves towards risk-reduction around this drug candidate may accelerate our
corporate strategy to transition from purely an R&D company to a mix of R&D
and product revenue. Based on the clinical and commercial profiles of REMOXY,
and potential upside of our early-stage assets, I believe 2014 may be a
pivotal year for us."

We expect net cash usage for 2014 may be approximately $12 million, reflecting
increased investment in early-stage assets. At December 31, 2013, cash and
investments were $49.8 million.

Financial Highlights for 2013

  o Total revenue increased to $41.1 million in 2013 from $10.6 million in
    2012, reflecting a previously disclosed amendment in our strategic
    alliance with Pfizer, Inc. In Q4 2013, we amended our strategic alliance
    with Pfizer and, as a result, recognized all remaining non-cash deferred
    revenue at the end of Q3 2013 as contract revenue during Q4 2013.
     
  o We do not expect to have taxable income in 2013 because the related
    revenue was recognized for tax purposes in prior years.
     
  o Research and development expenses decreased to $4.9 million in 2013 from
    $7.6 million in 2012, primarily due to lower cash compensation and
    non-cash stock-related compensation. Research and development expenses
    included non-cash stock-related compensation costs of $1.3 million in 2013
    and $3.2 million in 2012.
     
  o General and administrative expenses decreased to $4.8 million in 2013 from
    $7.2 million in 2012, primarily due to lower cash compensation and
    non-cash stock-related compensation. General and administrative expenses
    included non-cash stock-related compensation costs of $1.8 million in 2013
    and $3.4 million in 2012.
     
  o At December 31, 2013, cash and investments were $49.8 million, compared to
    $56.3 million at December 31, 2012. We have no debt.

ABOUT REMOXY

Our lead drug candidate, REMOXY^®, is an extended-release oral formulation of
oxycodone for the management of moderate-to-severe pain when a continuous,
around-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time. We
designed REMOXY to discourage common methods of tampering and misuse. Pfizer,
Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is our exclusive, worldwide commercial partner for REMOXY
(oxycodone) Extended-Release Capsules CII, except as to Australia and New
Zealand.

REMOXY Deal Economics

  * To date, we have received total cash payments of $185 million in program
    fees and milestone payments under our strategic alliance with Pfizer.
     
  * We are eligible to receive from Pfizer a $15.0 million payment upon FDA
    approval of REMOXY.
     
  * After the commercial launch of REMOXY by Pfizer, we will receive a royalty
    of 20% of net sales in the United States, except as to the first $1.0
    billion in cumulative net sales, which royalty is set at 15%. Outside the
    United States, the royalty rate is 10%.
     
  * We will also receive from Pfizer a supplemental payment of 6.0% to 11.5%
    of net sales, depending on the range of total dollar sales in each year,
    covered by the strategic alliance. This supplemental payment is tied to
    the full amount of our financial obligations to Durect Corporation, our
    exclusive supplier of certain excipients in REMOXY.
     
  * In October 2013, Pfizer returned to us all rights with respect to
    abuse-resistant formulations of three opioid drugs: hydrocodone,
    hydromorphone and oxymorphone. These drug assets now vest exclusively in
    us without any royalty or other obligation to Pfizer. We are free to
    develop and commercialize these assets on our own or with a licensee of
    our choice, and may do so without notice or approval from Pfizer. 
    Investigational New Drug (IND) applications for all three drug assets are
    in place with FDA.  We have not yet made a decision to develop or to
    out-license these three drug assets.
     
  * All development and commercialization expenses around REMOXY are
    reimbursed or paid for by Pfizer.
     
  * We retain commercial rights to REMOXY in Australia/New Zealand. We have
    not yet announced a market entry strategy for these territories.

Conference Call

Pain Therapeutics will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
to discuss 2013 financial results, provide guidance for 2014 and to respond to
questions. 

To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-877-407-9039 (within the
U.S.) or 1-201-689-8470 (outside the U.S.) prior to the start of the call.
 Those interested in listening to the conference call live via the internet
may do so by visiting the Company's website at www.paintrials.com.  A playback
of the call will be available for approximately 7 days after the live event.
 To access the playback, please dial 1-877-870-5176 (within the U.S.) or
1-858-384-5517 (outside the U.S.) and enter code 13575504.

About Pain Therapeutics, Inc.

Pain Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that develops novel
drugs.  The FDA has not approved any of our drug candidates for commercial
sale.  For more information, please visit www.paintrials.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains
forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Pain Therapeutics disclaims any intent or
obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the
protection of the Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the
Act. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, any
statements relating to the company's projected cash use for 2014; the progress
of REMOXY over the next few quarters, future growth of early stage assets,
expectations related to taxable income for 2013; potential future milestone
payments; reimbursement of development expenses for REMOXY and supplemental
payments and royalties based on revenue from REMOXY. Such statements are based
on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially
due to various factors. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties,
including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties relating to
difficulties or delays in obtaining regulatory approval of REMOXY and in
development, testing and pursuit of regulatory approval of our other drug
candidates; unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy
of our drug candidates; difficulties or delays in commercialization efforts
with respect to our products, if any are approved for marketing, or failure of
such products to gain market acceptance; the uncertainty of patent protection
for our intellectual property or trade secrets; unanticipated additional
research and development, litigation and other costs; the timing and receipt
of funds from Pfizer; potential diversion of resources from the pursuit of
development and commercialization of REMOXY; and the potential for
abuse-resistant pain medications or other competing products or therapies to
be developed by competitors and potential competitors or others. For further
information regarding these and other risks related to the Company's business,
investors should consult the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

                         – Financial Tables Follow –

                                                                   
PAIN THERAPEUTICS, INC.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
                                                                   
                           Three Months Ended      Years Ended
                           December 31,            December 31,
                           2013        2012^(1)    2013           2012^(1)
 Revenue:                                                          
 Program fee revenue        $ 35,244     $ 2,468     $ 41,119       $ 10,641
 Collaboration revenue      —           —           —              249
 Total revenue              35,244      2,468       41,119         10,890
 Operating expenses:                                               
 Research and development   1,151       2,101       4,917          7,605
 General and                1,190       2,209       4,837          7,182
administrative 
 Total operating expenses   2,341       4,310       9,754          14,787
 Operating income (loss)    32,903      (1,842)     31,365         (3,897)
 Interest and other         39          46          106            451
income, net 
 Income (loss) before
provision for (benefit      32,942      (1,796)     31,471         (3,446)
from) income taxes 
 Provision for (benefit     (73)        —           (73)           —
from) income taxes 
 Net income (loss)          $ 33,015    $ (1,796)    $ 31,544       $ (3,446)
 Net income (loss) per                                             
share 
 Basic                       $ 0.73      $ (0.04)    $ 0.70         $ (0.08)
 Diluted                     $ 0.72      $ (0.04)    $ 0.70         $ (0.08)
 Weighted-average shares
used in computing net                                              
income (loss) per share 
 Basic                       $ 45,059    $ 44,903    $ 45,007       $ 44,753
 Diluted                     $ 45,862    $ 44,903    $ 45,208       $ 44,753
                                                                   
 CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS                                          
                                                    December 31, 
                                                   2013           2012^(1)
                                                    (Unaudited)    
 Assets                                                            
 Current assets                                                    
 Cash, cash equivalents                             $ 49,838       $ 56,254
and marketable securities 
 Other current assets                               265            253
 Total current assets                               50,103         56,507
 Other non-current assets                           —              352
 Total assets                                       $ 50,103       $ 56,859
 Liabilities and                                                   
stockholders' equity 
 Current liabilities                                               
 Accounts payable and
accrued development                                 $ 1,086        $ 1,290
expenses 
 Deferred program fee                               —              7,832
revenue - current portion 
 Other accrued                                      715            877
liabilities 
 Total current                                      1,801          9,999
liabilities 
 Non-current liabilities                                           
 Deferred program fee
revenue - non-current                               —              33,287
portion 
 Other liabilities                                  —              437
 Total liabilities                                  1,801          43,723
 Stockholders' equity                                              
 Common stock                                       45             45
 Additional                                         152,363        148,738
paid-in-capital 
 Accumulated other                                  1              4
comprehensive income 
 Accumulated deficit                                (104,107)      (135,651)
 Total stockholders'                                48,302         13,136
equity 
 Total liabilities and                              $ 50,103       $ 56,859
stockholders' equity 
                                                                   
(1) Derived from the Company's annual financial statements as of December 31,
2012, included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
                                                                   

CONTACT: For More Information Contact:
         Peter S. Roddy
         Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
         Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
         proddy@paintrials.com
         (512) 501-2450
        
         Barbara Ryan
         FTI Consulting
         Barbara.ryan@fticonsulting.com
         (212) 850-5679
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