Jena, Germany, 21 November 2018 – InflaRx N.V. (Nasdaq:IFRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics to treat devastating inflammatory diseases by targeting the complement system, a key component of the innate immune system, reported financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018.
“In recent months, we have continued to make significant progress in advancing our business, most notably completing recruitment for our phase IIb trial in Hidradenitis Suppurativa, as well as finalizing preparations for our second indication, ANCA-associated vasculitis, with our lead product candidate, IFX-1,” said Arnd Christ, Chief Financial Officer. “It is with the significant support of our shareholders that we continue to be well positioned to move these trials forward, and we look forward to continuing to leverage our team’s extensive expertise in the complement field to grow our pipeline into other clinical areas where we feel our unique anti-C5a technology may provide patient benefit.”
Corporate Highlights – Q3 2018 and After the Reporting Period
Financial Highlights – First Nine Months and Q3 2018
The figures for the third quarter (Q3, three months ended September 30) and first nine months of 2018 and 2017 are unaudited.
Cash and cash equivalents plus securities and other investments. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and securities and other investments of €162.1 million, compared to € 123.3 million as of December 31, 2017. The total increase was mainly due to the completion of InflaRx’s follow-on offering in May 2018 and higher financing income in Q3 2018 from foreign exchange gains on USD term deposits. Cash and cash equivalents primarily consist of bank deposit accounts, fixed USD term deposits and money market investment funds. Securities and other investments mainly consist of quoted investment grade debt securities with a duration of 1 – 2 years maximum.
Research and development expenses increased to €5.5 million for Q3 2018, compared to €2.6 million for Q3 2017. This increase was primarily attributable to a €1.4 million increase in CRO (contract research organization) expenses mainly related to the Company’s ongoing clinical phase II trials in HS and AAV, as well as a €1.3 million increase in employee-related costs mainly due to higher expenses associated with non-cash stock-based compensation (€0.9 million), principally from equity award grants under the Company’s LTI (long-term incentive) Plan 2017.
General and administrative expenses increased to €3.0 million for Q3 2018, compared to €0.7 million for Q3 2017. This increase was primarily attributable to a €1.8 million increase in employee-related costs associated with non-cash stock-based compensation (€1.6 million), principally from equity award grants under the Company’s LTI Plan 2017. The increase of €0.3 million for legal, consulting and audit fees was mainly attributable to the costs of being a publicly listed company, as well as tax services.
Finance result increased to €1.7 million finance income for Q3 2018, compared to €0.8 million finance costs for Q3 2017. This increase is mainly attributable to unrealized foreign exchange gains on USD term deposits. Interest and other finance income was attributable to interest on USD term deposits. For Q3 2017, interest expense in connection with preferred shares amounted to €0.8 million. Preferred shares were converted into common shares in connection with the Company’s initial public offering in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Net loss for the third quarter of 2018 was €6.7 million or €0.3 per common share (basic and diluted), compared to €4.1 million or €1.7 per common share (basic and diluted) for the third quarter of 2017.
Additional information regarding these results is included in the notes to the consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2018 and can be found on the InflaRx website.
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About InflaRx N.V.:
InflaRx (Nasdaq:IFRX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on applying its proprietary anti-C5a technology to discover and develop first-in-class, potent and specific inhibitors of C5a. Complement C5a is a powerful inflammatory mediator involved in the progression of a wide variety of autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases. InflaRx was founded in 2007 and the group has offices and subsidiaries in Jena and Munich, Germany, as well as Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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