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Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial
Results

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jul 28, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) reported total research and development revenues of $1.1 million for the second quarter of 2011. The net loss allocable to common stockholders for the second quarter was $16.5 million, or $0.23 per basic and diluted share, which includes a one-time, non-cash dividend of $2.9 million related to the beneficial conversion feature of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. This is compared to a net loss of $13.1 million, or $0.21 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2010. As of June 30, 2011, cash, cash equivalents and investments, excluding restricted cash, totaled $66.9 million.

"In recent months, we advanced our pipeline with the initiation of dosing in both a Phase IIb trial of omecamtiv mecarbil in patients hospitalized with acutely decompensated heart failure and in a second Phase II trial of our skeletal muscle activator, CK-2017357, in patients with ALS," stated Robert I. Blum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cytokinetics. "In addition, we reported data from a Phase IIa Evidence of Effect trial of CK-2017357 that demonstrated an increase in calf muscle performance in patients with claudication associated with peripheral artery disease. I continue to be pleased with the breadth of the pharmacodynamic data from clinical trials of our novel drug candidates and believe that we are well-positioned to translate these results into meaningful clinical benefits in both our cardiovascular and skeletal muscle contractility programs. Our next key objective is to initiate a Phase IIb clinical trial of CK-2017357 in patients with ALS in 2012."

Company Highlights

Cardiac Muscle Contractility

Omecamtiv Mecarbil

--  During the quarter, Cytokinetics announced the initiation of dosing in
    an international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase
    IIb clinical trial of an intravenous formulation of omecamtiv mecarbil
    in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction hospitalized
    with acute heart failure. This trial is currently open for enrollment
    in the United States, Canada, European Union and Australia. This trial
    is being conducted by Amgen in collaboration with Cytokinetics.
    Additional information about this trial can be found at
    www.clinicaltrials.gov.

Skeletal Muscle Contractility

CK-2017357

--  Recently, Cytokinetics initiated dosing of patients in a Phase II
    multiple dose, safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic and
    pharmacodynamic clinical trial of CK-2017357 in patients with
    amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Additional information about this
    trial can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov.


--  Cytokinetics recently completed dosing in a Phase I drug-drug
    interaction study of CK-2017357 administered orally to healthy
    volunteers. This study is intended to evaluate the effects of
    CK-2017357 on the pharmacokinetics of riluzole and other drugs and the
    pharmacokinetics of CK-2017357 when administered after a meal and when
    fasting.


--  In June, at the 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society of
    Vascular Medicine, Cytokinetics presented data from its Phase IIa
    Evidence of Effect clinical trial of CK-2017357 in patients with
    claudication associated with peripheral artery disease.


--  Cytokinetics continues to enroll and dose patients in its Phase IIa
    Evidence of Effect clinical trial of CK-2017357 in patients with
    generalized myasthenia gravis (MG). This clinical trial and
    preclinical research on MG is being funded by a $2.8 million grant
    from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    (NINDS). Additional information about this trial can be found at
    www.clinicaltrials.gov.



Other Non-Clinical Research and Development

--  During the quarter, Cytokinetics continued to progress both back-up
    and follow-on skeletal muscle activators to CK-2017357 in non-clinical
    research and development activities.


--  During the quarter, Cytokinetics advanced other research programs
    directed to muscle contractility, growth, energetics and metabolism.



Corporate

--  On April 18, 2011, Cytokinetics announced that it had entered into a
    definitive agreement to sell 5.3 million shares of its Common Stock at
    a price of $1.50 per share, 8,070 shares of its Series A Convertible
    Preferred Stock at a price of $1,500.00 per share and warrants to
    purchase an aggregate of 6,685,000 shares of its Common Stock at an
    exercise price of $1.65 per share to entities affiliated with
    Deerfield Management Company, a healthcare investment manager.
    Cytokinetics received gross proceeds of approximately $20.1 million
    from the offering, before deducting estimated expenses.

Financials

Revenues for the second quarter of 2011 were $1.1 million, compared to $0.5 million during the same period in 2010. Revenues for the second quarter of 2011 included $0.7 million of reimbursements in program expenses under the Amgen collaboration and $0.4 million of grant revenue from the NINDS. Revenues for the second quarter of 2010 of $0.5 million were derived from our collaboration with Amgen.

Total research and development (R&D) expenses in the second quarter of 2011 were $10.5 million, compared to $10.2 million during the same period in 2010. The $0.3 million increase in R&D expenses for the second quarter of 2011, compared to the same period in 2010, was primarily due to increased spending related to our clinical and pre-clinical programs, partially offset by decreased personnel related costs.

Total general and administrative (G&A) expenses for the second quarter of 2011 were $4.2 million, compared to $3.4 million for the same period in 2010. The $0.8 million increase in G&A expenses in the second quarter of 2011, compared to the same period in 2010, was primarily due to higher financial services and legal costs, partially offset by decreased personnel related costs.

Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2011 were $1.8 million, compared to $1.1 million for the same period in 2010. Revenues for the first six months of 2011 included $1.0 million of reimbursements in program expenses under the Amgen collaboration and $0.8 million of grant revenue from the NINDS. Revenues for the first six months of 2010 of $1.1 million were derived from our collaboration with Amgen.

Total R&D expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2011 were $19.7 million, compared to $19.3 million for the same period in 2010. The $0.4 million increase in R&D expenses in the first six months of 2011, over the same period in 2010, was primarily due to increased spending related to our clinical and pre-clinical programs and laboratory expenses, partially offset by decreased personnel and facility related costs.

Total G&A expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2011 were $7.5 million, compared to $7.2 million for the same period in 2010. The $0.3 million increase in G&A spending in the first six months of 2011 over the same period in 2010, was primarily due to higher financial services and legal costs, partially offset by decreased spending for personnel related costs.

The net loss allocable to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2011, was $28.2 million, or $0.41 per basic and diluted share, which includes a one-time, non-cash dividend of $2.9 million related to the beneficial conversion feature of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, compared to a net loss of $25.3 million, or $0.40 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2010.

Company Milestones

Cardiac Muscle Contractility

Omecamtiv Mecarbil

--  Cytokinetics and its partner Amgen are discussing plans for the
    initiation of additional studies designed to assess the safety,
    tolerability and pharmacokinetics of multiple oral formulations of
    omecamtiv mecarbil, to occur first in healthy volunteers and then in
    stable heart failure patients. Cytokinetics expects to provide updated
    guidance on the timing of these studies following further discussions
    with Amgen.

Skeletal Muscle Contractility

CK-2017357

--  Cytokinetics anticipates that data will be available from its Phase I
    drug-drug interaction study of CK-2017357 in the second half of 2011.


--  Cytokinetics anticipates that data will be available from its ongoing
    Phase II multiple dose, safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic and
    pharmacodynamic clinical trial of CK-2017357 in patients with ALS by
    the end of 2011.


--  Cytokinetics anticipates that data will be available from its ongoing
    Phase IIa Evidence of Effect clinical trial of CK-2017357 in patients
    with generalized myasthenia gravis by the end of 2011.



Conference Call and Webcast Information

Members of Cytokinetics' senior management team will review the company's second quarter results via a webcast and conference call today at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. The webcast can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Cytokinetics' website at www.cytokinetics.com. The live audio of the conference call can also be accessed by telephone by dialing either (866) 999-CYTK (2985) (United States and Canada) or (706) 679-3078 (international) and typing in the passcode 94568704.

An archived replay of the webcast will be available via Cytokinetics' website until August 11, 2011. The replay will also be available via telephone by dialing (800) 642-1687 (United States and Canada) or (706) 645-9291 (international) and typing in the passcode 94568704 from July 28, 2011 at 5:30 PM Eastern Time until August 4, 2011.

About Cytokinetics

Cytokinetics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics that modulate muscle function for the potential treatment of serious diseases and medical conditions. Cytokinetics' lead drug candidate from its cardiac muscle contractility program, omecamtiv mecarbil (formerly CK-1827452), is in clinical development for the potential treatment of heart failure. Amgen Inc. holds an exclusive license worldwide (excluding Japan) to develop and commercialize omecamtiv mecarbil and related compounds, subject to Cytokinetics' specified development and commercialization participation rights. Cytokinetics is independently developing CK-2017357, a skeletal muscle activator, as a potential treatment for diseases and conditions associated with aging, muscle wasting or neuromuscular dysfunction. CK-2017357 is currently the subject of a Phase II clinical trials program and has been granted orphan-drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the potential treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a debilitating disease of neuromuscular impairment in which CK-2017357 demonstrated potentially clinically relevant pharmacodynamic effects in a Phase IIa trial. Cytokinetics is also conducting research directed to compounds that inhibit smooth muscle contractility and which may be useful as potential treatments for diseases and conditions associated with excessive smooth muscle contraction, such as bronchoconstriction associated with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). In addition, prior Cytokinetics' research generated three anti-cancer drug candidates that have progressed into clinical development: ispinesib, SB-743921 and GSK-923295. All of these drug candidates and potential drug candidates have arisen from Cytokinetics' research activities and are directed towards the cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is a complex biological infrastructure that plays a fundamental role within every human cell. Additional information about Cytokinetics can be obtained at www.cytokinetics.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Cytokinetics disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Act's Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to statements relating to Cytokinetics' and its partners' research and development activities, including the initiation, enrollment, conduct, design, scope and results of clinical trials of omecamtiv mecarbil and CK-2017357 and the anticipated timing for the availability of clinical trial results; and the properties and potential benefits of Cytokinetics' drug candidates and potential drug candidates. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, potential difficulties or delays in the development, testing, regulatory approvals for trial commencement, progression or product sale or manufacturing, or production of Cytokinetics' drug candidates that could slow or prevent clinical development or product approval, including risks that current and past results of clinical trials or preclinical studies may not be indicative of future clinical trials results, patient enrollment for or conduct of clinical trials may be difficult or delayed, Cytokinetics' drug candidates may have adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or foreign regulatory agencies may delay or limit Cytokinetics' or its partners' ability to conduct clinical trials, the FDA may not grant CK-2017357 orphan drug exclusivity in ALS even if it is approved for marketing, and Cytokinetics may be unable to obtain or maintain patent or trade secret protection for its intellectual property; Amgen's decisions with respect to the design, initiation, conduct, timing and continuation of development activities for omecamtiv mecarbil; Cytokinetics may incur unanticipated research and development and other costs or be unable to obtain additional financing necessary to conduct development of its products on acceptable terms, if at all; funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke may not be available in future periods; Cytokinetics may be unable to enter into future collaboration agreements for its drug candidates and programs on acceptable terms, if at all; standards of care may change, rendering Cytokinetics' drug candidates obsolete; competitive products or alternative therapies may be developed by others for the treatment of indications Cytokinetics' drug candidates and potential drug candidates may target; and risks and uncertainties relating to the timing and receipt of payments from its partners, including milestones and royalties on future potential product sales under Cytokinetics' collaboration agreements with such partners. For further information regarding these and other risks related to Cytokinetics' business, investors should consult Cytokinetics' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


                         Cytokinetics, Incorporated
                     Condensed Statements of Operations
              (in thousands, except share and per share data)
                                (unaudited)

                            Three Months Ended         Six Months Ended
                           June 30,     June 30,     June 30,     June 30,
                             2011         2010         2011         2010
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Revenues:
  Research and
   development           $     1,053  $       462  $     1,817  $     1,084
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

    Total revenues             1,053          462        1,817        1,084
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Operating Expenses:
  Research and
   development                10,513       10,236       19,692       19,304
  General and
   administrative              4,187        3,380        7,524        7,217
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

    Total operating
     expenses                 14,700       13,616       27,216       26,521
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Operating loss               (13,647)     (13,154)     (25,399)     (25,437)

Interest and other, net           15           10           55          104
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Net loss                     (13,632)     (13,144)     (25,344)     (25,333)

Deemed dividend related
 to beneficial conversion
 feature of convertible
 preferred stock              (2,857)           --       (2,857)           --
                         ----------- ------------ ------------ ------------

Net loss allocable to
 common stockholders     $   (16,489) $   (13,144) $   (28,201) $   (25,333)
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

Net loss per share
 allocable to common
 stockholders - basic and
 diluted                 $     (0.23) $     (0.21) $     (0.41) $     (0.40)

Weighted average shares
 used in computing net
 loss per share allocable
 to common stockholders -
 basic and diluted        71,151,486   63,814,731   69,043,119   62,910,077




                         Cytokinetics, Incorporated
                          Condensed Balance Sheets
                               (in thousands)
                                 (unaudited)

                                                  June 30,     December 31,
                                                    2011           2010
                                               -------------- --------------
Assets

Cash and cash equivalents                      $       23,769 $       17,514

Short term investments                                 43,143         54,125

Related party receivables                                  27             46

Other current assets                                    2,865          1,813
                                               -------------- --------------

Total current assets                                   69,804         73,498

Long-term investments                                       --          1,206

Property and equipment, net                             1,705          2,321

Restricted cash                                           439            788

Other assets                                              209            179
                                               -------------- --------------

Total assets                                   $       72,157 $       77,992
                                               ============== ==============


Liabilities and stockholders' equity

Current liabilities                            $        5,505 $        7,324

Long-term obligations                                       --            152

Stockholders' equity                                   66,652         70,516
                                               -------------- --------------

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity     $       72,157 $       77,992
                                               ============== ==============


Cytokinetics, Incorporated:
Christopher S. Keenan
Director, Investor & Media Relations
(650) 624-3000


SOURCE: Cytokinetics, Inc.