SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denali Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:DNLI), a biopharmaceutical company developing a broad portfolio of product candidates for neurodegenerative diseases, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.
Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
For the three months ended June 30, 2018, Denali reported a net loss of $54.7 million compared with a net loss of $22.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.
Collaboration revenue was $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, with no collaboration revenue recognized for the three months ended June 30, 2017. The increase was due to revenue recognized under the Option and Collaboration Agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, which was entered into in January 2018.
Total research and development expenses were $52.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, including non-cash stock-based compensation of $2.6 million, compared to $19.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, including non-cash stock-based compensation $0.7 million. The increase in total research and development expenses of $33.1 million was primarily attributable to a $26.7 million increase in BBB platform external expenses, the majority of which related to expense associated with the acquisition of F-star Gamma Limited and the nomination of two additional Fcab targets under the F-star Collaboration Agreement. Additionally, there was an increase in personnel related expenses including stock-based compensation driven by increased headcount and options granted at higher valuations subsequent to the IPO, as well as an increase in lab consumable costs and facilities related expenses.
General and administrative expenses were $6.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, including non-cash stock-based compensation of $2.1 million, compared to $3.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, including non-cash stock-based compensation of $0.4 million. The increase in total general and administrative expenses of $3.3 million was primarily attributable to an increase in personnel related expenses, including stock-based compensation, and an increase in legal and professional service expenses. The increases were primarily attributable to an increase in general and administrative headcount and options granted at higher valuations subsequent to the IPO, as well as the increased professional services required to support Denali's ongoing operations as a public company.
Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities were $551.3 million as of June 30, 2018, compared to $467.0 million as of December 31, 2017. The increase of $84.3 million was primarily attributable to $155.0 million in cash received related to the Option and the Collaboration Agreement and Stock Purchase Agreement with Takeda, both entered into in January 2018, offset by operating and investing cash payments.
About Denali Therapeutics
Denali is a biopharmaceutical company developing a broad portfolio of product candidates for neurodegenerative diseases. Denali pursues new treatments by rigorously assessing genetically validated targets, engineering delivery across the blood-brain barrier and guiding development with biomarker monitoring to demonstrate target engagement and select patients. Denali is based in South San Francisco. For additional information, please visit www.denalitherapeutics.com.
|Denali Therapeutics Inc.|
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Research and development||52,134||19,004||72,953||37,474|
|General and administrative||6,896||3,564||12,466||6,838|
|Total operating expenses||59,030||22,568||85,419||44,312|
|Loss from operations||(57,382||)||(22,568||)||(83,130||)||(44,312||)|
|Interest and other income, net||2,658||434||4,728||858|
|Net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.59||)||$||(2.29||)||$||(0.86||)||$||(4.65||)|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basic and diluted||92,899,524||9,670,449||91,239,274||9,346,051|
|Denali Therapeutics Inc.|
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
|June 30, 2018||December 31, 2017|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||33,088||$||218,375|
|Short-term marketable securities||339,503||187,851|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||4,827||3,381|
|Total current assets||377,418||409,607|
|Long-term marketable securities||178,703||60,750|
|Property and equipment, net||13,323||14,923|
|Other non-current assets||2,611||1,441|
|Liabilities and stockholders' equity|
|Other current liabilities||47||63|
|Total current liabilities||31,008||14,164|
|Contract liability, less current portion||49,590||—|
|Deferred rent, less current portion||1,029||6,294|
|Other non-current liabilities||156||467|
|Total stockholders' equity||490,272||465,796|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||572,055||$||486,721|
Source: Denali Therapeutics Inc.