Nicox Provides Second Quarter 2023 Financial and Business Highlights
|Nicox Provides Second Quarter 2023 Financial and Business Highlights|
July 19, 2023 – release at 7:30 am CET
Sophia Antipolis, France
Nicox SA (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, ALCOX), an international ophthalmology company, today provided financial and business highlights for the second quarter 2023 for Nicox SA and its subsidiaries (the “Nicox Group”).
“We are pleased to be able to report the continued progress in recruitment in the Denali Phase 3 trial, which remains on track for results expected in 2025, and also to have been able to announce the over $300 million annual global net sales potential for NCX 470, along with the additional Mont Blanc trial sub-group analysis, showing superiority over latanoprost in certain patient groups, presented by leading ophthalmologists at the World Glaucoma Congress a few weeks ago.” said Andreas Segerros, Chief Executive Officer of Nicox. “In the last few months, we got the good news that our Chinese partner, Ocumension Therapeutics, received Priority Review Status for the ZERVIATE New Drug Application in China. We look forward to the expected launch of this in 2024, bringing an additional revenue stream to Nicox. Our development team remains focused on delivering the Denali trial, and we continue to review opportunities to expand our pipeline with additional programs.”
Second Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights
Net revenue1 for the second quarter of 2023 was €0.9 million (consisting entirely of net royalty payments). This compares to net revenue for the second quarter of 2022 of €0.7 million (consisting entirely of net royalty payments).
As of June 30, 2023, the Nicox Group had cash and cash equivalents of €19.0 million as compared with €21.4 million as of March 31, 2023 and €27.7 million as of December 31, 2022. The Company estimates it is financed until June 2024, based exclusively on the development of NCX 470. The Company is evaluating all possible options to extend the company’s cash runway, including through business development and licensing activities and potential additional financing associated with acquiring new pipeline assets.
As of June 30, 2023, the Nicox Group had financial debt of € 21.6 million, consisting of (i) €18.8 million in the form of a bond financing agreement with Kreos Capital signed in January 2019, (ii) a €1.6 million credit agreement guaranteed by the French State, and granted in August 2020 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and (iii) €1.2 million of present value attributed to the put option2 granted in the November 2022 equity financing. The payment of this latter debt would only occur if the put option was exercised, subject to the conditions set out in footnote 2 below.
VYZULTA® (latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution), 0.024% U.S. prescriptions3 increased by 26.2% in the second quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. VYZULTA, exclusively licensed worldwide to Bausch + Lomb, is commercialized in more than 15 countries, including the U.S., and is also approved in a number of other countries. VYZULTA is indicated for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Post Q2 2023 Events
|Nicox SA is an international ophthalmology company developing innovative solutions to help maintain vision and improve ocular health. Nicox’s lead program in clinical development is NCX 470, a novel nitric oxide-donating bimatoprost, for lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The company is also conducting research on NCX 1728, a nitric oxide-donating phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor, in retinal conditions. NCX 4251, a novel, patented, ophthalmic suspension of fluticasone propionate nanocrystals for topical ocular application for dry eye disease, is being developed by Ocumension Therapeutics in China under an exclusive license agreement and is available for partnering elsewhere. Nicox generates revenue from VYZULTA® in glaucoma, licensed exclusively worldwide to Bausch + Lomb, and ZERVIATE® in allergic conjunctivitis, licensed in multiple geographies, including to Eyevance Pharmaceuticals, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.), in the U.S. and Ocumension Therapeutics in the Chinese and in the majority of Southeast Asian markets.|
Nicox, headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France, is listed on Euronext Growth Paris (Ticker symbol: ALCOX) and is part of the CAC Healthcare index.
For more information on Nicox, its products or pipeline, please visit: www.nicox.com.
Bryan, Garnier & Co Eric Yoo Paris, France
Edison Investment Research Pooya Hemami London, UK
H.C. Wainwright & Co Yi Chen New York, U.S.
Kepler Cheuvreux Arsene Guekam Paris, France
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Risks factors which are likely to have a material effect on Nicox’s business are presented in section 2.7 of the ‘Rapport Annuel 2022’ which is available on Nicox’s website (www.nicox.com).
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1 Net revenue consists of revenue from collaborations less royalty payments which corresponds to Net profit in the consolidated statements of profit or loss.
2 In the case of a merger by acquisition (fusion par absorption), merger (fusion par création d’une nouvelle société), division (scission), or a change of control within the meaning assigned in article L.233-3 I of the French commercial code (Code de commerce) where the consideration for such transaction is Nicox shares at a value of less than €1.70, the exercise price of the warrants, Armistice can request that Nicox purchases the warrants granted to Armistice at their Black Scholes value (using pre-defined terms). The present value of this option is revised at each closure and the non-cash adjustment of the present value is recognized in the consolidated statement of profit or loss as a finance income or finance expense.
3 Bloomberg data comparing the period of the weeks ending April 7, 2023 to June 30, 2023 with the period of the weeks ending April 8, 2022 to July 1, 2022.
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