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Cytori Reports Q1 2018 Business and Financial Results

May 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTX) (“Cytori” or the “Company”) today announced Q1 2018 financial results and provided updates on corporate development. 

Q1 2018 net loss was $4.4 million, or $0.07 per share. Operating cash burn for Q1 was approximately $4.1 million. Cytori ended Q1 with approximately $5.9 million of cash and cash equivalents.

Cytori’s recently acquired nanomedicine facility in San Antonio, Texas is now actively manufacturing validation batches of ATI-0918, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, in preparation for filing a Marketing Authorization Application with the European Medicines Agency. All key supply chain contracts are being established to produce final drug product. Cytori has also expanded its on-site analytical chemistry evaluation capability to meet all process validation requirements. To prepare commercially, we are having ongoing discussions with potential licensing partners for ATI-0918 distribution in Europe, Asia, and North America. The Company is also actively evaluating potential co-development partners for ATI-1123, protein-stabilized pegylated liposomal docetaxel, a new chemical entity for various cancer types.

Regarding Cytori Cell Therapy, Cytori announced the completion of enrollment in the European investigator-initiated clinical trial SCLERADEC-II with a planned data readout in 2H 2018. Cytori also announced completion of enrollment in the Japanese investigator-initiated ADRESU clinical trial for male stress urinary incontinence, for which data is expected in early 2019. Finally, U.S. FDA has approved a protocol amendment for the RELIEF thermal burn injury trial sponsored by BARDA intended to facilitate enrollment. The Company is currently in the process of initiating up to 10 sites in the U.S. for RELIEF.

“Our major corporate objective  is to file for market approval in Europe for ATI-0918, our oncology drug product and a generic version of Caelyx®. Additionally, we are working to define the clinical and regulatory pathways for our nanomedicine products in China, where a substantial opportunity exists based on the evolution of drug standards to mirror those in the U.S.” said Dr. Marc Hedrick, President and CEO of Cytori. “Also, we are preparing for international trial readouts from the SCLERADEC-II scleroderma and ADRESU urinary incontinence trials, in 2018 or early 2019.”

Q1 2018 Financial Performance

  • Q1 2018 operating cash burn was $4.1 million, compared to $4.8 million for Q1 2017.
  • Q1 2018 total revenues were $1.6 million.
  • In Q1 2018, consumable utilization in Japan grew by more than 50% as compared to Q1 2017.
  • Cash and debt principal balances at March 31, 2018 were approximately $5.9 million and $13.0 million, respectively.
  • Q1 2018 net loss was $4.4 million or $0.07 per share, compared to a net loss of $7.5 million or $0.33 per share for Q1 2017.

Selected Key Anticipated Milestones:

  • Complete ATI-0918 manufacturing and regulatory activities required to prepare and file an application for EMA approval.
  • Enroll first patient in the BARDA funded U.S. RELIEF burn clinical trial.
  • Report of 12/24-week European SCLERADEC-II trial data for scleroderma hand dysfunction.
  • Report of 24/48-week Japanese ADRESU trial data for post-surgical urinary incontinence.

Management Conference Call Webcast

Cytori will host a management conference call at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time today to further discuss its progress. The webcast will be available live and by replay two hours after the call and may be accessed under "Webcasts" in the Investor Relations section of Cytori's website. If you are unable to access the webcast, you may dial in to the call at +1.877.402.3914, Conference ID: 7194327.

About Cytori

Cytori is a therapeutics company developing regenerative and oncologic therapies from its proprietary cell therapy and nanoparticle platforms for a variety of medical conditions. Cytori Nanomedicine™ is developing encapsulated therapies for regenerative medicine and oncologic indications using technology that allows Cytori to use the benefits of its encapsulation platform to develop novel therapeutic strategies and reformulate other drugs to optimize their clinical properties. Data from preclinical studies and clinical trials suggest that Cytori Cell Therapy™ acts principally by improving blood flow, modulating the immune system, and facilitating wound repair. As a result, Cytori Cell Therapy™ may provide benefits across multiple disease states and can be made available to the physician and patient at the point-of-care through Cytori’s proprietary technologies and products. For more information, visit

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than historical facts are forward looking statements. Such statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding anticipated commercial launch of our ATI-0918 drug candidate (and timing thereof); completion of manufacturing activities necessary to submit an MAA to the EMA for our ATI-0918 drug candidate; are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results and financial position to differ materially. Some of these risks include clinical, pre-clinical and regulatory uncertainties, such as those associated with conduct and completion of the Company-sponsored RELIEF thermal burn trial, as well as the Company’s anticipated submission of data to the EMA from the previously completed bioequivalency trial for ATI-0918. We also face risks that investigator-initiated trials using our Cytori Cell Therapy fail to fully enroll or otherwise are conducted in a manner that ultimately is injurious to our business.  We also face the risk that we will be unable to time successfully manufacture our ATI-0918 drug candidate in time to meet our projected timeline for submission of an MAA to the EMA, or at all.  Some of these risks also include risks relating to regulatory challenges the Company faces (including the U.S., EU, China, Japan and its other key geographies) due to a number of factors including novelty of the Company’s technology and product offerings, changes in and /or evolution of regulatory approaches to cellular therapeutics like the Company’s in its key geographies, and similar matters. It is possible that the Company could face unexpected revenue shortfalls, expense increases or other occurrences that adversely affect our cash burn and cash management strategies.  Further the Company face risks pertaining to dependence on third party performance and approvals (including performance of investigator-initiated trials, outcome of BARDA’s review of the Company’s proposed burn wound trial pursuant to its contract with BARDA, and outcome of the EMA’s review of our ATI-0918 MAA); performance and acceptance of the Company’s products in clinical studies/trials and in the marketplace (including commercial acceptance of the Company’s products in Japan and other markets where are products are commercially available, and similar risks); material changes in the marketplace that could adversely impact revenue projections (including changes in market perceptions of the Company’s products, and introduction of competitive products); unexpected costs and expenses that could adversely impact liquidity and shorten the Company’s current liquidity projections (which could in turn require the Company to seek additional debt or equity capital sooner than currently anticipated); the Company’s reliance on key personnel; the Company’s ability to identify and develop new programs or assets to expand the Company’s clinical pipeline; the right of the U.S. government (BARDA) to cut or terminate further support of the thermal burn injury program (including any decision by BARDA not to proceed with our proposed thermal burn trial); the Company’s abilities to capitalize on its internal restructuring and achieve break-even or profitability (or to continue to reduce our operating losses); and other risks and uncertainties described under the "Risk Factors" in Cytori's Securities and Exchange Commission Filings, included in the Company’s annual and quarterly reports.

There may be events in the future that the Company is unable to predict, or over which it has no control, and its business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may change in the future. The Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events, trends or circumstances after the date they are made unless the Company has an obligation under U.S. Federal securities laws to do so.

(in thousands, except share and par value data)

    As of March 31,
    As of December 31,
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 5,902     $ 9,550  
Accounts receivable, net of reserves of $167 in both 2018 and 2017     769       145  
Restricted cash     40       675  
Inventories, net     3,188       3,183  
Other current assets     837       1,311  
Total current assets     10,736       14,864  
Property and equipment, net     2,907       3,052  
Other assets     2,182       2,570  
Intangibles, net     6,895       7,207  
Goodwill     3,922       3,922  
Total assets   $ 26,642     $ 31,615  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 4,150     $ 4,790  
Current portion of long-term obligations, net of discount     13,729       13,624  
Total current liabilities     17,879       18,414  
Deferred revenues     178       94  
Long-term deferred rent and other     105       107  
Total liabilities     18,162       18,615  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders’ equity:                
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 23,500 shares issued; 1,203 and 2,431 shares outstanding in 2018 and 2017, respectively          
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized; 61,613,798 and 57,825,729 shares issued and outstanding in 2018 and 2017, respectively     62       58  
Additional paid-in capital     413,470       413,304  
Accumulated other comprehensive income     1,106       1,387  
Accumulated deficit     (406,158 )     (401,749 )
Total stockholders’ equity     8,480       13,000  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 26,642     $ 31,615  


(in thousands, except share and per share data)

    For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2018     2017  
Product revenues   $ 731     $ 591  
Cost of product revenues     273       410  
Amortization of intangible assets     306       306  
Gross (loss) profit     152       (125 )
Development revenues:                
Government contracts and other     917       1,018  
      917       1,018  
Operating expenses:                
Research and development     2,499       3,289  
Sales and marketing     678       939  
General and administrative     2,244       2,108  
In process research and development acquired from Azaya Therapeutics           1,686  
Total operating expenses     5,421       8,022  
Operating loss     (4,352 )     (7,129 )
Other income (expense):                
Interest income     14       11  
Interest expense     (423 )     (591 )
Other income, net     352       165  
Total other expense     (57 )     (415 )
Net loss   $ (4,409 )   $ (7,544 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.33 )
Basic and diluted weighted average shares used in calculating net loss per share     60,177,911       22,736,366  
Comprehensive loss:                
Net loss   $ (4,409 )   $ (7,544 )
Other comprehensive loss – foreign currency translation adjustments     (281 )     (60 )
Comprehensive loss   $ (4,690 )   $ (7,604 )

(in thousands)

    For the Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2018     2017  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net loss   $ (4,409 )   $ (7,544 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization     497       442  
Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount     105       219  
In process research and development acquired from Azaya Therapeutics           1,686  
Provision for expired inventory     326       340  
Share-based compensation expense     143       199  
Loss on asset disposal     22       2  
Increases (decreases) in cash caused by changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable     (747 )     335  
Inventories     141       7  
Other current assets     301       (65 )
Other assets     (24 )     24  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (556 )     (484 )
Deferred revenues     84       12  
Long-term deferred rent     (2 )      
Net cash used in operating activities     (4,119 )     (4,827 )
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Purchases of property and equipment     (53 )     (5 )
Purchase of long-lived assets part of Azaya Therapeutics' acquisition           (1,158 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (53 )     (1,163 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Principal payments on long-term obligations           (1,770 )
Proceeds from sale of common stock, net     (150 )     1,435  
Net cash used in financing activities     (150 )     (335 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     39       20  
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents     (4,283 )     (6,305 )
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period     10,225       12,910  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period     5,942       6,605  



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