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Altimmune Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

Conference call and webcast scheduled for tomorrow, August 15, 2018, at 8:30am ET

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altimmune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALT), a clinical-stage immunotherapeutics company, today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Recent Corporate Highlights

  • Filed a public registration statement in anticipation of an equity offering later in 2018;
  • Completed a plan to extinguish all remaining shares of preferred stock and substantially all of the potentially dilutive warrants associated with our August 2017 Series B preferred stock financing;
  • Appointed Mitchel Sayare as Executive Chairman of the Board;
  • Added José Ochoa to its Leadership team as Chief Business Officer.

“This quarter was highlighted by a focus on improving our capital structure and strengthening our internal operational team, which will allow us now to focus on our pipeline and developing our novel approach to vaccines,” said William J. Enright, Chief Executive Officer of Altimmune. “We are confident the positive results from our NasoVAX trial earlier this year can lead to a new approach to combatting the flu, and that NasoVAX has tremendous potential as an effective, easy-to-administer flu vaccine. We look forward to getting additional Phase 2 clinical trials started next year.” 

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Second quarter revenue was $2.4 million compared to $3.0 million in the prior year period.  Revenue fluctuated in proportion to our research and development expenses for the NasoShield and SparVax-L programs.
  • Research and development expenses were $4.9 million compared to $5.3 million in the prior year period.  The decrease is attributable to lower spending on the development of the NasoShield product candidate due to timing of manufacturing; while there were increases in manufacturing and other costs for the NasoVax, SparVax-L and HepTcell programs when compared to the same period in 2017. 
  • The Company recognized a loss on warrant exchange of $3.6 million which was included with the changes in fair value of the outstanding warrants to result in a total expense of $5.2 million for the quarter.
  • Net loss attributed to common stockholders was $9.8 million compared to $3.2 million for the same period in 2017. Net loss per share attributed to common stockholders was $0.34 compared to $0.26 in the prior year period.
  • At June 30, 2018, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $4.8 million.
  • During  the quarter, the Company received $4.0 million in cash related to its federal tax refund receivable. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company received $1.1 million in cash related to its UK research and development tax credits included in the Company's tax refund receivable at June 30, 2018.
Conference Call Details
Date:Wednesday, August 15
Time:8:30am Eastern Time
Conference ID:3879845
Replays will be available through August 29:
Replay PIN:3879845

About Altimmune

Altimmune is a clinical-stage immunotherapeutics company focused on the development of products to stimulate robust and durable immune responses for the prevention and treatment of disease and on the development of two next-generation anthrax vaccines that are intended to improve protection and safety while having favorable dosage and storage requirements compared to other anthrax vaccines. The company has two proprietary platform technologies, RespirVec and Densigen, each of which has been shown to activate the immune system in distinctly different ways than traditional vaccines.

Forward-Looking Statement 
Any statements made in this press release relating to future financial or business performance, conditions, plans, prospects, trends, or strategies and other financial and business matters, including without limitation, the prospects for commercializing or selling any product or drug candidates, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, when or if used in this press release, the words “may,” “could,” “should,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “predict” and similar expressions and their variants, as they relate to Altimmune, Inc. (the “Company”) may identify forward-looking statements. The Company cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, which change over time. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward looking statements or historical experience include risks and uncertainties, including risks relating to: the terms of the Company’s Series B preferred stock offering and related warrants; our lack of financial resources and access to capital; realizing the benefits of the merger between Altimmune, Inc. and PharmAthene, Inc.; our ability to utilize the benefits of our tax assets and the results of a tax examination initiated by the IRS; clinical trials and the commercialization of proposed product candidates (such as marketing, regulatory, product liability, supply, competition, dependence on third parties and other risks); the regulatory approval process; dependence on intellectual property; the Company’s BARDA contract and other government programs, reimbursement and regulation. Further information on the factors and risks that could affect the Company's business, financial conditions and results of operations are contained in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, which are available at

Bill Enright  Ashley R. Robinson
President and CEO  Managing Director LifeSci Advisors
Phone: 240-654-1450  Phone: 617-535-7742
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  Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30, 
  2018  2017  2018  2017 
Research grants and contracts $2,412,193   $3,033,035   $5,098,235   $3,327,668  
License revenue  4,947    4,938    9,886    9,876  
Total revenue  2,417,140    3,037,973    5,108,121    3,337,544  
Operating expenses                    
Research and development  4,918,961    5,254,729    10,665,890    8,040,851  
General and administrative  2,933,982    1,794,509    5,381,917    3,825,026  
Goodwill impairment charges          490,676      
Total operating expenses  7,852,943    7,049,238    16,538,483    11,865,877  
Loss from operations  (5,435,803)   (4,011,265)   (11,430,362)   (8,528,333) 
Other income (expense):                    
Changes in fair value of warrant liability, including loss on exchange  (5,228,691)       (3,680,709)     
Changes in fair value of embedded derivatives  4,912        (2,130)     
Interest expense  (1,921)   (97,156)   (2,791)   (157,759) 
Interest income  25,617    4,166    57,206    4,166  
Other income (expense)  (49)   164    257,675    (947) 
Total other income (expense)  (5,200,132)   (92,826)   (3,370,749)   (154,540) 
Net loss before income tax benefit  (10,635,935)   (4,104,091)   (14,801,111)   (8,682,873) 
Income tax benefit  1,497,093    993,709    2,488,731    993,709  
Net loss  (9,138,842)   (3,110,382)   (12,312,380)   (7,689,164) 
Other comprehensive income (loss) – foreign currency translation adjustments  (1,078,648)   1,256,970    (463,177)   1,836,806  
Comprehensive loss $(10,217,490)  $(1,853,412)  $(12,775,557)  $(5,852,358) 
Net loss $(9,138,842)  $(3,110,382)  $(12,312,380)  $(7,689,164) 
Preferred stock accretion, and dividends  (700,093)   (44,713)   (2,591,414)   (163,069) 
Net loss attributed to common stockholders $(9,838,935)  $(3,155,095)  $(14,903,794)  $(7,852,233) 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted  28,530,423    12,245,701    24,361,010    9,596,423  
Net loss per share attributed to common stockholders, basic and diluted $(0.34)  $(0.26)  $(0.61)  $(0.82) 

  June 30, December 31, 
Current assets: 
Cash and cash equivalents $4,170,770  $8,769,465  
Restricted cash  591,649   3,534,174  
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash  4,762,419   12,303,639  
Accounts receivable  2,854,512   3,806,239  
Tax refund receivable  3,571,547   6,361,657  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  677,478   994,332  
Total current assets  11,865,956   23,465,867  
Property and equipment, net  1,475,935   603,146  
Intangible assets, net  38,349,189   38,722,270  
Other assets  411,250   238,917  
Total assets $52,102,330  $63,030,200  
Current liabilities:       
Notes payable $1,310,919  $49,702  
Accounts payable  245,250   129,075  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  5,305,868   3,625,257  
Current portion of deferred revenue  32,253   19,753  
Current portion of deferred rent  172,414   15,914  
Total current liabilities  7,066,704   3,839,701  
Deferred income taxes  4,431,044   5,938,402  
Other long-term liabilities  4,284,510   4,574,507  
Total liabilities  15,782,258   14,352,610  
Contingencies (Note 15)         
Series B redeemable convertible preferred stock; $0.0001 par value; 16,000 shares designated; 558 and 12,177 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively; aggregate liquidation and redemption value of $510,083 at June 30, 2018  510,083   9,281,767  
Stockholders’ equity:         
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 37,383,133 and 18,127,119 shares issued; 37,363,965 and 18,103,691 shares outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively  3,737   1,810  
Additional paid-in capital  130,843,634   121,655,838  
Accumulated deficit  (89,997,219)  (77,684,839) 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss – foreign currency translation adjustments  (5,040,163)  (4,576,986) 
Total stockholders’ equity  35,809,989   39,395,823  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $52,102,330  $63,030,200  
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 16:01