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Immunovant Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2021

November 5, 2021 GMT

NEW YORK, Nov. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immunovant, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMVT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on enabling normal lives for people with autoimmune diseases, today reported financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2021. Immunovant ended the quarter with approximately $559 million in cash.

Financial Highlights for Fiscal Second Quarter Ended September 30, 2021:

R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $21.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $12.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The year-over-year increase primarily reflected higher contract manufacturing costs and personnel-related expenses (including stock-based compensation), reflecting investment spending to support our strategic objectives as we prepare to re-initiate our clinical activities. These increases were partially offset by lower program-specific clinical trial activities due to the continued voluntary pause.

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G&A Expenses:  General and administrative expenses were $16.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $9.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to financial advisory fees, legal and other professional costs and higher personnel-related expenses (including stock-based compensation).

Net Loss: Net loss was $37.7 million ($0.35 per common share) for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $20.8 million ($0.25 per common share) for the three months ended September 30, 2020. Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 included $8.4 million and $3.4 million, respectively, related to non-cash stock-based compensation expense.

Common Stock: As of September 30, 2021, there were 114,998,871 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

Financial Highlights for Fiscal Six Months Ended September 30, 2021:

R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $40.1 million for the six months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $28.9 million for the six months ended September 30, 2020. The year-over-year increase primarily reflected higher personnel-related expenses (including stock-based compensation), increases in clinical studies and clinical research and higher contract manufacturing costs, reflecting investment spending to support our strategic objectives as we prepare to re-initiate our clinical activities. These increases were partially offset by lower program-specific clinical trial activities due to the continued voluntary pause.

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G&A Expenses:  General and administrative expenses were $27.5 million for the six months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $18.7 million for the six months ended September 30, 2020. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to financial advisory fees, legal and other professional costs and higher personnel-related expenses (including stock-based compensation).

Net Loss: Net loss was $68.2 million ($0.66 per common share) for the six months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $47.5 million ($0.61 per common share) for the six months ended September 30, 2020. Net loss for the six months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 included $12.2 million and $7.3 million, respectively, related to non-cash stock-based compensation expense.

About Immunovant, Inc. 

Immunovant, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on enabling normal lives for patients with autoimmune diseases. Immunovant is developing IMVT-1401 (“batoclimab”), a novel, fully human anti-FcRn monoclonal antibody, as a subcutaneous injection for the treatment of autoimmune diseases mediated by pathogenic IgG antibodies. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. The use of words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward looking statements include Immunovant’s plan to develop batoclimab across a broad range of autoimmune indications. All forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions by Immunovant’s management that, although Immunovant believes to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Immunovant expected. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others: initial results or other preliminary analyses or results of early clinical trials may not be predictive final trial results or of the results of later clinical trials; the timing and availability of data from clinical trials; the timing of discussions with regulatory agencies, as well as regulatory submissions and potential approvals; the continued development of Immunovant’s product candidate, including the timing of the commencement of additional clinical trials and resumption of current trials; Immunovant’s scientific approach, clinical trial design, indication selection and general development progress; future clinical trials may not confirm any safety, potency or other product characteristics described or assumed in this press release; any product candidate that Immunovant develops may not progress through clinical development or receive required regulatory approvals within expected timelines or at all; Immunovant’s product candidate may not be beneficial to patients, or even if approved by regulatory authorities, successfully commercialized; the potential impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Immunovant’s clinical development plans and timelines; Immunovant’s business is heavily dependent on the successful development, regulatory approval and commercialization of its sole product candidate, batoclimab; Immunovant is at an early stage in development of batoclimab; and Immunovant will require additional capital to fund its operations and advance batoclimab through clinical development. These and other risks and uncertainties are more fully described in Immunovant’s periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in the section titled “Risk Factors” in Immunovant’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC on November 5, 2021, and Immunovant’s subsequent filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it was made. Immunovant undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data)

 Three Months Ended September 30, Six Months Ended September 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
Operating expenses:       
Research and development$21,361  $11,976  $40,066  $28,898 
General and administrative16,289  8,998  27,469  18,662 
Total operating expenses37,650  20,974  67,535  47,560 
Other expense (income), net84  (225) 711  (151)
Loss before (benefit) provision for income taxes(37,734) (20,749) (68,246) (47,409)
(Benefit) provision for income taxes(31) 40  (72) 88 
Net loss$(37,703) $(20,789) $(68,174) $(47,497)
Net loss per common share – basic and diluted$(0.35) $(0.25) $(0.66) $(0.61)
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted109,078,427  84,353,438  103,558,036  77,623,132 



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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data)

 September 30, 2021 March 31, 2021
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash$558,952  $400,146 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets4,840  8,860 
     Total current assets563,792  409,006 
Operating lease right-of-use assets2,731  3,282 
Property and equipment, net209  201 
Total assets$566,732  $412,489 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity 
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$4,243  $2,432 
Accrued expenses23,058  15,160 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities1,082  1,179 
     Total current liabilities28,383  18,771 
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion, and other noncurrent liabilities1,952  2,238 
     Total liabilities30,335  21,009 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders’ equity:   
Series A preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, 10,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021   
Preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021   
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 114,998,871 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and 500,000,000 shares authorized, 97,971,243 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 202112  10 
Additional paid-in capital802,774  590,425 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)442  (298)
Accumulated deficit(266,831) (198,657)
     Total stockholders’ equity536,397  391,480 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$566,732  $412,489 
    


Contact:
Tom Dorney, MS, MBA
Investor Relations
Immunovant, Inc.
info@immunovant.com