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GT Biopharma Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update
- Proforma cash of approximately $23.0 million includes $16.5 million in cash as of December 31, 2022, plus $6.5 million in gross proceeds received from a registered direct offering priced at a premium to market on January 4, 2023.
- Cash on hand, coupled with significant recent cost reduction efforts, is expected to provide ample runway to fund operations into Q2 2024; anticipated to be sufficient to achieve IND clearance for GTB-3650 and GTB-5550, and initiate clinical trial activities on GTB-3650.
BRISBANE, CALIFORNIA, March 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GT Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GTBP), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company focused on developing innovative therapeutics based on the Company's proprietary natural killer (NK) cell engager, TriKE® platform, today announced fourth quarter and full-year 2022 results for the period ended December 31, 2022.
“We continue to move GT Biopharma’s pipeline development program forward through the advancement of GTB-3650, a second generation nanobody TriKE® for the treatment of CD33+ leukemia which will be followed by GTB-5550 for the treatment of B7H3+ solid tumors. Looking ahead we are on track to submit an investigational new drug (IND) filing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for our lead-asset GTB-3650 in the first half of 2023,” said Michael Breen, Executive Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer. “Moreover, as we move our programs closer to the clinic, we have significantly reduced expenses that will enable us to extend our cash runway into Q2 2024. We also continue to investigate and develop the Company’s TriKE® nanobody platform for multiple additional targets and indications, while actively exploring potential development partnerships for our programs.”
Fourth Quarter Highlights
- Successfully completed a registered direct offering for gross proceeds of $6.5 million priced at premium to market
- Dr. Jeff Miller named Consulting Chief Medical Officer
- Presented novel dual antigen targeting approach for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at the American Society of Hematology's 64th Annual Meeting (ASH 2022)
- Presented two poster presentations at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 37th Annual Meeting
Fourth Quarter and Year End 2022 Financial Summary
Cash Position: The Company had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $16.5 million as of December 31, 2022, compared to $32.0 million as of December 30, 2021. The Company raised $6.5 million in gross proceeds from a registered direct offering in December 2022, and received the cash proceeds on January 4, 2023. This is expected to provide ample runway to fund operations into Q2 2024.
Research and Development (R&D) Expenses: R&D expenses for the fourth quarter of 2022 were $2.8 million compared to $6.7 million for the same quarter a year ago. R&D expenses for the year ended December 31, 2022 were $8.8 million compared to $9.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2021. Research and development expenses are related to our continued development and production of our most advanced TriKE® product candidates GTB-3650 and GTB-5550 along with the progression of other promising product candidates. R&D expenses for the year ended December 31, 2022 decreased over the previous year primarily due to reduction in stock compensation to employees and consultants.
General and Administrative (G&A) Expenses: G&A expenses for the fourth quarter of 2022 were $2.9 million compared to $11.9 million for the same quarter a year ago. G&A expenses for the year ended December 31, 2022, were $12.4 million compared to $47.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2021. The decrease in G&A expenses was primarily attributable to reduction in payroll and stock compensation expense, reduction in marketing, promotion and investor relations expense, reduction in travel expense, and reduction in legal, professional and advisory board expense for the year ended December 31, 2022 as compared to 2021.
Net Loss: The Company reported a net loss of $5.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to a net loss of $18.0 million for the same quarter a year ago. The Company reported a net loss of $20.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to a net loss of $58.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2021.
About Camelid Antibodies
Camelid antibodies are single domain antibodies (sdAbs) from the Camelidae family of mammals that include llamas, camels, and alpacas. These animals produce two main types of antibodies. One type of antibody camelids produce is the conventional antibody that is made up of two heavy chains and two light chains. They also produce another type of antibody that is made up of only two heavy chains and no light chain. This is known as heavy chain IgG (hcIgG). While these antibodies do not contain the CH1 region, they retain an antigen binding domain called the VHH region. VHH antibodies, also known as single domain antibodies, contain only the VHH region from the camelid antibody. Camelid antibodies have key characteristics, which include high affinity and specificity (equivalent to conventional antibodies), high thermostability, good solubility and strictly monomeric behavior, small size, relatively low production cost, ease of genetic engineering, format flexibility or modularity, low immunogenicity, and a higher penetration rate into tissues.
About GT Biopharma, Inc.
GT Biopharma, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of immuno-oncology therapeutic products based on our proprietary TriKE® NK cell engager platform. Our TriKE® platform is designed to harness and enhance the cancer killing abilities of a patient’s immune system’s natural killer cells. GT Biopharma has an exclusive worldwide license agreement with the University of Minnesota to further develop and commercialize therapies using TriKE® technology. For more information, please visit gtbiopharma.com.
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TriKE® is a registered trademark owned by GT Biopharma, Inc.
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GT BIOPHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In Thousands, Except Par Value and Share Data)
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||5,672||$||8,968|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||54||190|
|Total Current Assets||16,562||32,169|
|Operating lease right-of-use asset||165||-|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Operating lease liability, current||110||-|
|Line of credit||-||31|
|Total Current Liabilities||4,938||10,259|
|Non-current operating lease liability||64||-|
|Convertible Preferred stock, par value $0.01, 15,000,000 shares authorized Series C - 96,230 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively||1||1|
|Common stock, par value $0.001, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 32,722,452 shares and 32,061,989 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively||33||32|
|Common stock issuable, 0 shares and 327,298 shares at December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively||-||1,113|
|Additional paid in capital||686,168||674,348|
|Total Stockholders’ Equity||11,734||21,910|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY||$||16,736||$||32,169|
GT BIOPHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In Thousands, Except Share Data)
|For the Year Ended|
|Research and development (including $718 and $0 of stock compensation to officers, directors and employees during the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively)||8,811||9,591|
|Selling, general and administrative (including $3,903 and $17,234 of stock compensation to officers, directors and employees during the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively)||12,446||47,924|
|Total Operating Expenses||21,257||57,515|
|Loss from Operations||(21,257||)||(57,515||)|
|Other (Income) Expense|
|Change in fair value of derivative liability||(119||)||(211||)|
|Unrealized loss on marketable securities||30||29|
|Total Other (Income) Expense||(373||)||498|
|Net Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted||$||(0.66||)||$||(2.06||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted||31,868,024||28,155,624|
GT BIOPHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity
|Preferred Shares||Common Shares||Common Shares Issuable||Additional|
|Balance, December 31, 2020||2,450||$||3||5,218||$||5||-||$||-||$||566,356||$||(595,797||)||$||(29,433||)|
|Extinguishment of debt discount upon adoption of ASU 2020-06||-||-||-||-||-||-||(4,745||)||226||(4,519||)|
|Conversion of Preferred Series J-1 to common stock||(2,354||)||(2||)||692||1||-||-||1||-||-|
|Common shares issued upon mandatory conversion of notes payable and accrued interest||-||-||11,086||11||327||1,113||37,675||-||38,799|
|Common shares issued upon exercise of warrants||-||-||3,074||3||-||-||16,430||-||16,433|
|Issuance of common stock in public offering, net of cost||-||-||4,945||5||-||-||24,674||-||24,679|
|Issuance of common stock for research and development agreement||-||-||190||-||-||-||1,355||-||1,355|
|Issuance of common stock as equity compensation to consultants||-||-||3,082||3||-||-||15,337||-||15,340|
|Issuance of common stock as |
equity compensation to officers and board of directors
|Fair value of vested stock options||-||
By: GlobeNewswire - 30 Mar 2023Back to overview