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InflaRx Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial & Operating Results

November 7, 2019 GMT

JENA, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / November 7, 2019 / InflaRx (NASDAQ:IFRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing anti-inflammatory therapeutics by targeting the complement system, today reported financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2019 and provided a business update, outlining its corporate strategy and plans.

Prof. Niels C. Riedemann, CEO and Founder of InflaRx, commented: “Based on our firm belief in the potential of our anti-C5a technology, we have conducted an in-depth assessment of all currently pursued development efforts and decided to put a focus on inflammatory rare diseases with high unmet medical need as well as on a defined oncology space. With this, we aim to deliver several clinical proof-of-concept milestones. Our strong cash position will additionally allow us to pursue a strategy to broaden and diversify our pipeline beyond C5a inhibition.”

Corporate update

IFX-1 in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Although the main part of the SHINE Phase IIb trial did not achieve its primary endpoint of a dose dependent drug effect on the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinical Response Score (HiSCR) at week 16, in July, the Company reported additional results from an in-depth post-hoc data analysis of the main part of the SHINE trial. This post-hoc analysis suggested a robust anti-inflammatory activity in the high dose IFX-1 treatment group across numerous efficacy measures which were not reflected by the HiSCR. Additionally, the Company very recently reported positive results from a snapshot analysis of the open label extension (OLE) part of the SHINE study: 70.6% of the HiSCR Responder Group maintained their response during the OLE, and 41.8% of the HiSCR Non-responder Group became responders at week 40, which represented the end of the treatment period.

Strategic update: As a result of a comprehensive review of all currently running clinical programs with IFX-1 and based on newly available data, Management has decided to continue these programs while broadening its R&D pipeline as part of its diversification strategy. IFX-1 will be developed in current and new indications, such as a defined oncology indication in which a clinical proof-of-concept study is planned to start enrollment in 2020. With the positive long-term results announced recently in the OLE part of the SHINE Phase IIb study in HS, InflaRx plans to discuss with regulatory authorities the data from the trial and next steps regarding the future development of IFX-1 in this indication.

In parallel, InflaRx is pursuing a diversification strategy to broaden its pipeline beyond C5a inhibition. In order to implement this strategy, InflaRx has hired an experienced head of global business development and strategy in the US with a pharmaceutical background who is expected to join the team within the course of November 2019.

The Company has decided to focus its development efforts on rare and inflammatory diseases with high unmet medical need and on the oncology space.

IFX-1 in Pyoderma Gangraenosum (PG): The ongoing open label Phase IIa trial in Pyoderma Gangraenosum (PG), a debilitating, rare autoimmune disease marked by large, painful ulcers, is continuing enrollment. The Company has decided to expand enrollment from 12 to 18 patients.

Management update: The Company has unilaterally terminated the employment contract of the CMO of the Company, Othmar Zenker.

Q3 2019 financial highlights

Cash and cash equivalents plus securities and other investments totaled EUR135.5 million as of September 30, 2019, compared to EUR156.3 million as of December 31, 2018. Cash and cash equivalents amounted to EUR27.0 million as of September 30, 2019 (December 31, 2018: EUR55.4 million) and marketable securities EUR108.5 million (December 31, 2018: EUR100.9 million).

Net cash used in operating activities increased to EUR27.0 million in the first nine months of 2019, compared to EUR15.2 million in the first nine months of 2018, mainly due to higher cash expenses, such as third-party expenses for manufacturing and clinical trials for our lead program IFX-1 and personnel expenses at InflaRx.

Research and development expenses increased to EUR33.6 million for the first nine months of 2019 (2018: EUR16.0 million). The principal drivers of the increase were CRO expenses associated with preclinical studies and clinical trials conducted for IFX-1 as well as manufacturing costs.

General and administrative expenses amounted to EUR9.4 million in the first nine months of 2019, compared to EUR9.2 million in the first nine months of 2018.

Net financial result in the first nine months of 2019 of EUR3.3 million consisted of EUR2.3 million interest income and EUR1.0 million net exchange gain, compared to a net financial gain of EUR5.4 million in the first nine months of 2018, which mainly consisted of EUR4.1 million net foreign exchange gains and EUR1.5 million interest income.

Net loss for the first nine months of 2019 was EUR39.6 million or EUR (1.53) per common share (basic and diluted), compared to EUR19.5 million or EUR (0.79) per common share (basic and diluted) for the first nine months of 2018.

Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was EUR14.5 million or EUR (0.56) per common share (basic and diluted), compared to EUR6.8 million or EUR (0.26) per common share (basic and diluted) for the respective three months of 2018.

Additional information regarding these results is included in the notes to the consolidated financial statements as of and for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, which can be found on the InflaRx website in the Investors section.

Strategic update call

Today, the Company will host a conference call to provide details on the results of the OLE part of the SHINE study and a strategic update in conjunction with its quarterly results at 8am EST / 2pm CET.

Dial-in details:

From the US: +1 929 477 0402

From the UK: +44 (0) 330 336 9127

From Europe: +49 (0) 69 2222 25577

Conference Code: 3567762

Please dial in 10 minutes before the call to register. The webcast presentation for the conference call can be accessed here

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiary Unaudited condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss

for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018

Three months ended September 30,Nine months ended September 30,
2019 (unaudited)2018 (unaudited)2019 (unaudited)2018 (unaudited)
(in EUR, except for per share data)

Operating Expenses

Research and development expenses

(13,405,646)(5,450,544)(33,598,018)(15,954,005)

General and administrative expenses

(2,490,245)(3,042,144)(9,439,080)(9,200,333)

Total Operating Expenses

(15,895,891)(8,492,688)(43,037,098)(25,154,338)

Other income

126,55960,616194,261209,898

Other expenses

(838)(2,152)(83,907)(34,446)

Operating Result

(15,770,170)(8,434,224)(42,926,744)(24,978,886)

Finance income

2,029,9922,100,6344,527,9528,107,285

Finance expenses

(761,268)(440,567)(1,211,366)(2,666,155)

Net financial Result

1,268,7251,660,0673,316,5865,441,130

Loss for the period

(14,501,446)(6,774,157)(39,610,157)(19,537,756)

Share information

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

25,982,75425,662,10025,970,57124,804,184

Loss per share (basic/diluted)

EUR (0.26)EUR (1.53)EUR (0.79)

Loss for the period

(14,501,446)(6,774,157)(39,610,157)(19,537,756)

Other comprehensive income that may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

Exchange differences on translation of foreign currency

4,988,14141,8105,683,61025,401

Total comprehensive loss

(9,513,305)(6,732,347)(33,926,548)(19,512,355)

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiary Condensed consolidated statements of financial position as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018

Sep.30, 2019 (unaudited)Dec 31, 2018
(in EUR)

ASSETS

Non-current assets

Property, plant and equipment

1,583,254624,668

Intangible assets

470,995222,866

Non-current other assets

528,329-

Non-current financial assets

272,744207,444

Total non-current assets

2,855,3221,054,979

Current assets

Current other assets

2,293,5381,588,702

Current financial assets

109,365,112101,184,240

Cash and cash equivalents

27,009,80855,386,240

Total current assets

138,668,459158,159,183

TOTAL ASSETS

141,523,781159,214,161

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

Equity

Issued capital

3,132,6313,115,725

Share premium

211,006,606211,021,835

Other capital reserves

23,999,37018,310,003

Accumulated deficit

(120,717,345)(81,107,188)

Other components of equity

5,733,80550,196

Total equity

123,155,067151,390,571

Non-current liabilities

Lease liabilities

563,993-

Provisions

43,39857,148

Government grants

8,04410,797

Total non-current liabilities

615,43567,945

Current liabilities

Lease liabilities

340,748-

Employee benefits

775,484788,405

Social securities and current other tax liabilities

106,111309,928

Trade and other payables

16,530,9376,657,312

Total current liabilities

17,753,2807,755,645

Total liabilities

18,368,7157,823,590

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

141,523,781159,214,161

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiary

Unaudited condensed consolidated statements of changes in shareholders’ equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018

Shares outstandingIssued capitalShare premiumOther capital reservesAccumulated deficitOther components of equityTotal equity
(in EUR, except for share data)

Balance as of January 1, 2019

25,964,3793,115,725211,021,83518,310,003(81,107,188)50,196151,390,571

Loss for the period

----(39,610,157)-(39,610,157)

Exchange differences on translation of foreign currency

-----5,683,6105,683,610

Total comprehensive loss

----(39,610,157)5,683,610(33,926,547)

Transactions with owners of the Company

Contributions

Issued shares

140,87616,905(15,229)---1,676

Equity-settled share-based payment

---5,689,367--5,689,367

Total contributions

140,87616,905(15,229)5,689,367--5,691,043

Total transactions with owners of the Company

140,87616,905(15,229)5,689,367--5,691,043

Balance as of September 30, 2019*

26,105,2553,132,631211,006,60623,999,370(120,717,345)5,733,805123,155,067

Balance as of January 1, 2018

23,812,1002,857,452161,638,5666,225,353(51,292,555)0119,428,816

Loss for the period

----(19,537,756)-(19,537,756)

Exchange differences on translation of foreign currency

-----25,40125,401

Total comprehensive loss

----(19,537,756)25,401(19,512,355)

Transactions with owners of the Company

Contributions

Issued shares

1,850,000222,00052,768,733---52,990,733

Transaction costs

--(3,801,265)---(3,801,265)

Equity-settled share-based payment

---9,003,725--9,003,725

Share options exercised

274,58432,950418,794---451,744

Total contributions

2,124,584254,95049,386,2629,003,725--58,644,937

Total transactions with owners of the Company

2,124,584254,95049,386,2629,003,725--58,644,937

Balance as of September 30, 2018*

25,936,6843,112,402211,024,82815,229,077(70,830,310)25,401158,561,398

* unaudited

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiary Unaudited condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018

2019 (unaudited)2018 (unaudited)
(in EUR)

Operating activities

Loss for the period

(39,610,157)(19,537,756)

Adjustments for:

Depreciation & Amortization

485,822105,274

Net financial result

(3,316,586)(5,441,130)

Share based payment expense

5,689,3679,003,725

Other non-cash adjustments

(285,389)(688,866)

Changes in:

Other assets

(1,233,165)(964,938)

Current financial assets

-217

Employee benefits

(14,316)353,185

Social securities and current other tax liabilities

(205,175)2,970,381

Trade and other payables

9,859,875(2,016,987)

Interest received

1,653,617980,442

Interest paid

(19,822)-

Net cash from operating activities

(26,995,930)(15,236,454)

Investing activities

Cash outflow from the purchase of intangible assets, laboratory and office equipment

(622,265)(537,357)

Cash outflow for the investment in non-current other financial assets

(75,543)(200,769)

Proceeds from the disposal of current other financial assets

40,539,8266,179,502

Purchase of current financial assets

(42,688,210)(110,851,660)

Net cash used in investing activities

(2,846,193)(105,410,284)

Financing activities

Proceeds from issuance of share capital

-52,990,733

Transaction cost from issuance of share capital

-(3,801,265)

Proceeds from exercise of share options

1,676451,744

Repayment of leasing debt

(209,176)-

Net cash from financing activities

(207,500)49,641,212

Effect of exchange rate changes

1,673,1914,072,716

Change in cash and cash equivalents

(28,376,432)(66,932,810)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

55,386,240123,281,888

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

27,009,80856,349,080

About IFX-1:

IFX-1 is a first-in-class monoclonal anti-human complement factor C5a antibody, which highly and effectively blocks the biological activity of C5a and demonstrates high selectivity towards its target in human blood. Thus, IFX-1 leaves the formation of the membrane attack complex (C5b-9) intact as an important defense mechanism, which is not the case for molecules blocking the cleavage of C5. IFX-1 has been demonstrated to control the inflammatory response driven tissue and organ damage by specifically blocking C5a as a key “amplifier” of this response in pre-clinical studies. IFX-1 is believed to be the first monoclonal anti-C5a antibody introduced into clinical development. More than 300 people have been treated with IFX-1 in completed clinical trials, and the antibody has been shown to be well tolerated. IFX-1 is currently being developed for various inflammatory indications, including Hidradenitis Suppurativa, ANCA-associated vasculitis and Pyoderma Gangraenosum.

About InflaRx N.V.:

InflaRx (Nasdaq: IFRX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on applying its proprietary anti-C5a technology to discover and develop first-in-class, potent and specific inhibitors of C5a. Complement C5a is a powerful inflammatory mediator involved in the progression of a wide variety of autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases. InflaRx was founded in 2007 and the group has offices and subsidiaries in Jena and Munich, Germany, as well as Ann Arbor, MI, USA. For further information please visit www.inflarx.com.

Contacts: InflaRx N.V.

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Chief Financial Officer

info[at]inflarx.de

+49 89-4141 897 800

Media Relations MC Services AG

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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