SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct 25, 2006 -- Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTIE), a biopharmaceutical company, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 was $9.7 million, or $0.22 per share, compared to a net loss of $8.8 million, or $0.20 per share, in the third quarter of 2005. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 was $11.9 million, or $0.27 per share, compared to a net loss of $27.5 million, or $0.63 per share, for the same period in 2005.
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $213.9 million at September 30, 2006. Previously, the Company believed its cash requirements for calendar year 2006 would be approximately $15 million. The Company now believes its cash requirements for calendar year 2006 will be under $3 million.
"Our clinical and corporate momentum grew this quarter," said Remi Barbier, Pain Therapeutics' president and chief executive officer. "We are also pleased to announce significantly lower cash requirements for 2006. This is due to on-going fiscal discipline, a milestone payment from our corporate partner, reimbursement of certain clinical development expenses and favorable interest rates."
Pain Therapeutics plans to announce the initiation of a Phase III study with Oxytrex(TM) by year-end 2006. The Company also believes it remains on- track to announce results of a Phase III trial with Remoxy(TM) in the first half of 2007, followed by an NDA filing for this drug candidate three quarters after data release. Finally, the Company is committed to announcing in Q4 2006 a new clinical development opportunity, developed by top academic labs, in a therapeutic area outside of pain management.
About Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
Pain Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that develops novel drugs. We have three investigational drug candidates in clinical programs. Remoxy and PTI-202 are proprietary, abuse-resistant forms of opioid drugs. Oxytrex is a novel, next-generation painkiller that potentially offers less physical dependence than currently marketed opioid painkillers. These three drugs target different segments of the multi-billion dollar market to treat severe chronic pain, such as persistent low-back pain or pain due to advanced stages of osteoarthritis. The FDA has not yet evaluated the merits, safety or efficacy of our drug candidates. For more information, please consult our website: www.paintrials.com.
Our Strategic Alliance with King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
We have a strategic alliance with King to develop Remoxy, PTI-202 and two other abuse-resistant opioid painkillers. In December 2005, King paid us $150 million in cash as an up-front payment. King is also obligated to pay us up to $150 million in cash based upon the successful achievement of additional clinical or regulatory milestones for Remoxy, PTI-202 and two other abuse- resistant opioid painkillers. King funds all development expenses pursuant to the strategic alliance and is obligated to pay us a 20% royalty on net sales of drugs, except as to the first $1 billion in cumulative net sales, for which the royalty is set at 15%. In exchange, King received worldwide commercial rights to Remoxy, PTI-202 and two other abuse-resistant drugs developed under the strategic alliance.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Pain Therapeutics disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Act. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to the timing, scope or expected outcome of the Company's clinical development of its drug candidates or related regulatory filings, the potential benefits of the Company's drug candidates, the Company's plan to announce a new clinical development opportunity in Q4 2006, the Company's expected cash requirements and fluctuations in income tax expenses in 2006, and the size of the potential market for the Company's products. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various factors. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties relating to difficulties or delays in development and testing of the Company's drug candidates, unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of the Company's drug candidates (including the risk that current and past results of clinical trials are not necessarily indicative of future results of clinical trials), the uncertainty of patent protection for the Company's intellectual property or trade secrets and unanticipated research and development and other costs. For further information regarding these and other risks related to the Company's business, investors should consult the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
PAIN THERAPEUTICS, INC. CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Revenue: Program fee revenue $6,550 $- $19,651 $- Collaboration revenue 6,960 - 22,931 - Milestone revenue 5,000 5,000 Total revenue 18,510 - 47,582 - Operating expenses (1): Research and development 10,471 8,144 33,513 25,783 General and administrative 1,686 1,105 5,706 3,282 Total operating expenses 12,157 9,249 39,219 29,065 Operating income (loss) 6,353 (9,249) 8,363 (29,065) Interest and other income 2,559 482 7,115 1,528 Income (loss) before provision (credit) for income tax 8,912 (8,767) 15,478 (27,537) Provision (credit) for income tax (744) - 3,579 - Net income (loss) $9,656 $(8,767) $11,899 $(27,537) Earnings per share Basic $0.22 $(0.20) $0.27 $(0.63) Diluted $0.21 $(0.20) $0.26 $(0.63) Weighted-average shares used to compute earnings per share Basic 44,184 43,853 44,106 43,754 Diluted 45,221 43,853 45,323 43,754 (1) Included in research and development and general and administrative expenses are non-cash stock-based compensation expenses of $1,013 thousand and $657 thousand, respectively, totaling $1,670 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2006 and $2,763 thousand in research and development and $2,027 thousand in general and administrative, totaling $4,790 thousand for the nine months ended September 30, 2006. The non-cash stock-based compensation expense was $68 thousand and $159 thousand for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005. PAIN THERAPEUTICS, INC. CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands) September 30, December 31, 2006 2005(2) (Unaudited) Assets Current assets: Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $213,918 $212,652 Collaboration revenue receivable 2,596 889 Prepaid expenses 345 623 Total current assets 216,859 214,164 Property and equipment, net 1,352 1,556 Other assets 75 75 Total assets $218,286 $215,795 Liabilities and stockholders' equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $438 $998 Accrued development expense 5,774 4,461 Deferred program fee revenue - current portion 26,200 26,200 Accrued compensation and benefits 409 501 Income tax payable 3,579 - Other accrued liabilities 112 187 Total current liabilities 36,512 32,347 Non-current liabilities: Deferred program fee revenue - non-current portion 100,438 120,088 Total liabilities 136,950 152,435 Stockholders' equity: Common stock 44 44 Additional paid-in-capital 212,378 206,489 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (291) (479) Accumulated deficit (130,795) (142,694) Total stockholders' equity 81,336 63,360 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $218,286 $215,795 (2) Derived from audited financial statements.
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