Nov 10, 2021

Zosano Pharma Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ZSAN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021, as well as business highlights.

“This quarter we made significant progress towards the resubmission of the NDA for M207 with receipt of top-line data from our pharmacokinetic study,” said Steven Lo, president and chief executive officer of Zosano. “We expect to receive written feedback from the FDA through a Type C meeting by mid-December and expect that their feedback will enable us to further refine our regulatory strategy and to provide an update on our resubmission plans for the NDA. We believe there is a significant need for new acute treatment options for migraine as it is estimated that more than 70% of migraine patients experience an inadequate treatment response, and our goal is to help these patients.”

Select Business Highlights

  • Reported top-line results from a pharmacokinetic study, which evaluated the safety and pharmacokinetics of drug exposure levels of two lots of M207 compared to an intranasal control formulation of two 5 mg doses of zolmitriptan in 48 healthy volunteers
  • Granted a Type C (written response only) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to obtain feedback on the resubmission strategy for the M207 (zolmitriptan transdermal microneedle system) 505(b)(2) New Drug Application (“NDA”)
  • Issued U.S. patent for a method of rapidly achieving therapeutic levels with M207 for the acute treatment of migraine
  • Dismissal of Securities Class Action and Delaware Derivative Action

Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2021
Zosano reported a net loss for the third quarter of 2021 of $8.7 million, or $0.07 per share on a basic and diluted basis, compared with a net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.11 per share on a basic and diluted basis, for the same quarter in 2020.

Research and development expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $6.0 million, compared with $5.8 million for the same quarter in 2020. The increase was primarily due to the conduct of a pharmacokinetic study to support the resubmission of the NDA for M207, partially offset by lower employee and consulting costs.

General and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $2.5 million compared with $2.7 million for the same quarter in 2020. The decrease of $0.2 million was primarily due to lower consulting and professional services costs.

As of September 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents were $17.1 million, compared with $35.3 million as of December 31, 2020.

About Zosano Pharma
Zosano Pharma Corporation is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products where rapid administration of approved molecules with established safety and efficacy profiles may provide substantial benefit to patients, in markets where patients remain underserved by existing therapies. The company’s transdermal microneedle system technology consists of titanium microneedles coated with drug that are designed to enable rapid systemic administration of therapeutics to patients. Zosano’s lead product candidate is M207, which is a proprietary formulation of zolmitriptan designed to be delivered via its transdermal microneedle system technology, as an acute treatment for migraine. Learn more at www.zosanopharma.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein 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, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the expected timing with respect to the written feedback from the FDA, the company’s expectation that the FDA’s written feedback will enable the company to further refine its regulatory strategy and to provide an update on its resubmission plans for the NDA, the potential benefits and availability of M207 for patients and other future events and expectations described in this press release. Readers are urged to consider statements that include the words “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “might,” “believes,” “estimates,” “projects,” “potential,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “continues,” “forecast,” “designed,” “scheduled,” “goal,” “approximately” or the negative of those words or other comparable words to be uncertain and forward-looking. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and actual outcomes may differ materially. These include risks and uncertainties, without limitation, associated with the company’s ability to obtain additional cash resources to continue operations, the process of discovering, developing and commercializing products that are safe and effective for use as human therapeutics, risks inherent in the effort to build a business around such products and other risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Although Zosano believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, Zosano cannot in any way guarantee that the future results, level of activity, performance or events and circumstances reflected in forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur. All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Zosano and Zosano assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

Zosano Contacts:
Christine Matthews
Chief Financial Officer

Zosano PR:
Sylvia Wheeler or Alexandra Santos
swheeler@wheelhouselsa.com or asantos@wheelhouselsa.com

(in thousands, except par value and share amounts)

  September 30,
  December 31,
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,147       $ 35,263    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 983       453    
Total current assets 18,130       35,716    
Restricted cash 455       455    
Property and equipment, net 32,337       30,909    
Operating lease right-of-use assets 4,073       4,928    
Other long-term assets       3    
Total assets $ 54,995       $ 72,011    
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 1,551       $ 1,884    
Accrued compensation 1,916       2,294    
Build-to-suit obligation, current portion, net of debt issuance costs and discount 4,528       4,779    
Operating lease liabilities, current portion 1,552       1,378    
Paycheck Protection Program loan, current portion       809    
Other accrued liabilities 2,092       3,367    
Total current liabilities 11,639       14,511    
Build-to-suit obligation, long-term portion, net of debt issuance costs and discount 1,424       4,359    
Operating lease liabilities, long-term portion 3,502       4,687    
Paycheck Protection Program loan, long-term portion       812    
Other long-term liabilities 226       127    
Total liabilities 16,791       24,496    
Stockholders’ equity:      
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively          
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively; 118,114,793 and 102,066,218 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively 12       10    
Additional paid-in capital 393,336       379,695    
Accumulated deficit (355,144 )     (332,190 )  
Total stockholders’ equity 38,204       47,515    
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 54,995       $ 72,011    

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
Service revenue $ 252       $       $ 698       $    
Operating expenses:              
Cost of service revenue 340             704          
Research and development 5,985       5,824       16,315       16,270    
General and administrative 2,522       2,704       8,294       8,552    
Total operating expenses 8,847       8,528       25,313       24,822    
Loss from operations (8,595 )     (8,528 )     (24,615 )     (24,822 )  
Other income (expense):              
Interest income 1       2       2       17    
Interest expense (17 )     (165 )     (136 )     (561 )  
Other income (expense), net (57 )     4       1,795       95    
Loss before provision for income taxes (8,668 )     (8,687 )     (22,954 )     (25,271 )  
Provision for income taxes                      
Net loss and comprehensive loss $ (8,668 )     $ (8,687 )     $ (22,954 )     $ (25,271 )  
Net loss per common share – basic and diluted $ (0.07 )     $ (0.11 )     $ (0.21 )     $ (0.45 )  
Weighted-average common shares used in computing net loss per common share – basic and diluted 115,765       77,883       109,730       56,437    


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