Kadmon Provides Business Update and Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

NEW YORK--()--Kadmon Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KDMN) today provided a business update and reported financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2018.

“We have made significant progress this quarter in the development of KD025 in cGVHD, highlighted by our alignment with the FDA to commence a registrational trial in this indication,” said Harlan W. Waksal, M.D., President and CEO at Kadmon. “We continue to prioritize the development of KD025 in cGVHD and remain on track to initiate this pivotal trial this year. In parallel, we remain focused on the advancement of our ROCK inhibitor platform for the treatment of fibrotic and inflammatory diseases.”

Clinical Update

KD025Anticipated 2018 Milestones

  • Initiate open-label, pivotal Phase 2 clinical trial in chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD)
  • Present updated results from ongoing, open-label, dose-finding Phase 2 clinical trial in cGVHD at upcoming medical meetings
  • Present additional data from ongoing, randomized, open-label Phase 2 clinical trial in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in May 2018
  • Initiate Phase 2 clinical trial in scleroderma

Additional Clinical Updates

Enrollment continues in the Company’s ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of tesevatinib in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of tesevatinib in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Kadmon is also continuing dialogue with the FDA regarding its review and approval of KD034, the Company’s generic trientine hydrochloride formulation, for the treatment of Wilson’s disease.

Financial Results

First Quarter 2018 Results

Loss from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $17.9 million, compared to $13.9 million for the respective period in 2017.

Revenue was $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to $5.6 million for the respective period in 2017. The Company does not rely on the revenue generated from its commercial operations; however, the Company leverages its commercial infrastructure to support the development of its clinical-stage product candidates by providing quality assurance, compliance, regulatory and pharmacovigilance capabilities, among others.

Research and development expenses were $9.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to $8.4 million for the respective period in 2017. The increase in research and development expenses is primarily related to development of the Company’s most advanced product candidates, KD025 and tesevatinib.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $8.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to $10.1 million for the respective period in 2017. The decrease in SG&A expenses is primarily related to a decrease in share-based compensation of $1.6 million.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of March 31, 2018, Kadmon’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $49.2 million, compared to $67.5 million as of December 31, 2017.

About Kadmon Holdings, Inc.

Kadmon Holdings, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company developing innovative product candidates for significant unmet medical needs. Our product pipeline is focused on inflammatory and fibrotic diseases.

Forward Looking Statements

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Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations - Unaudited
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2018 2017
Net sales $ 274 $ 2,336
License and other revenue   159 3,230
Total revenue 433 5,566
Cost of sales 199 567
Write-down of inventory   147   370
Gross profit   87   4,629
Operating expenses:
Research and development 9,780 8,447
Selling, general and administrative   8,250   10,118
Total operating expenses   18,030   18,565
Loss from operations   (17,943)   (13,936)
Total other expense 2,498 3,315
Income tax expense     316
Net loss $ (20,441) $ (17,567)
Deemed dividend on convertible preferred stock   490   469
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (20,931) $ (18,036)
Basic and diluted net loss per share of common stock $ (0.27) $ (0.39)
Weighted average basic and diluted shares of common stock outstanding   78,650,143   46,507,435
Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited
(in thousands)
March 31, December 31,
2018 2017
Cash and cash equivalents $ 49,167 $ 67,517
Other current assets 2,545 2,496
Other noncurrent assets   12,072   13,539
Total assets $ 63,784 $ 83,552
Current liabilities 50,443 56,644
Other long term liabilities   5,409   25,150
Total liabilities   55,852   81,794
Total stockholders’ equity   7,932   1,758
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 63,784 $ 83,552


Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Ellen Tremaine, 646-490-2989
Investor Relations


Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Ellen Tremaine, 646-490-2989
Investor Relations