HIGH POINT, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 8, 2018--vTv Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTVT) today reported financial results for the third quarter that ended September 30, 2018, and provided an update on recent achievements and upcoming events.
“We continue to believe in the therapeutic potential of azeliragon and are committed to finding the optimal development pathway forward for the program,” said Steve Holcombe, chief executive officer, vTv Therapeutics. “We are also making progress with our other programs, either internally in the case of our GKA program, or through our licensing partners for our GLP-1R agonist, PPAR-delta, and PDE4 programs. We hope to see milestones achieved for each of these programs during 2019.”
Recent Achievements and Outlook
Presentation of data at 11thClinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease. Presented positive post-hoc subgroup data indicating a potential benefit of treatment with azeliragon in Alzheimer’s disease patients with type 2 diabetes. This subgroup included 55 patients with glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) of greater than 6.5% at baseline (HbA1c greater than 7.7% was an exclusion criterion at screening) and a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in the combined A-Study and B-Study of the STEADFAST trial. The azeliragon -treated group in the A-Study (n=18) demonstrated a 6.1 point benefit on ADAS-cog relative to the placebo group (n=8), which was nominally statistically significant (p = 0.005), and a 1.7 point benefit on CDR-sb relative to placebo (p = 0.08) after 18 months of treatment.Meeting with European Medicines Agency. Met with the Scientific Advice Working Party (SAWP) of the EMA on October 30, 2018, to discuss future development requirements in support of seeking regulatory approval of azeliragon in the European Union. We expect to receive formal guidance from the SAWP during the fourth quarter of 2018.SimplicT-1 Study enrolling patients with type 1 diabetes. The adaptive Phase 1/2 SimplicT-1 Study continues to enroll patients with type 1 diabetes in a 12-week study to evaluate TTP399 as an add-on to insulin therapy. We expect to have an interim read-out of the results of this study in early 2019. TTP399 has previously demonstrated statistically significant reductions in HbA1c levels in the AGATA Study, a phase 2 study in type 2 diabetes.
vTv will participate in the following upcoming investor conferences:
Piper Jaffray 30 th Annual Healthcare Conference, November 27-29, New York, NYJ.P. Morgan 37 th Annual Healthcare Conference, January 7-10, San Francisco, CA
Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Cash Position: Cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2018, were $3.8 million compared to $1.2 million as of June 30, 2018.R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared to $8.6 million in the second quarter of 2018. The decrease in research and development expenses was primarily driven by the termination of the STEADFAST and open label extension studies during the second quarter of 2018.G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses were $2.2 million and $2.7 million, for the third quarter of 2018 and the second quarter of 2018, respectively. General and administrative expenses were lower due to reduced share-based compensation expense and professional service fees.Net Loss Before Non-Controlling Interest: Net loss before non-controlling interest was $2.0 million for the third quarter of 2018 compared to net loss before non-controlling interest of $9.6 million for the second quarter of 2018.Net Loss Per Share: GAAP net loss per share was $0.06 and $0.31 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively, based on weighted-average shares of 12.3 million and 10.0 million for the three month periods ended September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively. Non-GAAP net loss per fully exchanged share was $0.06 and $0.29 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively, based on non-GAAP fully exchanged weighted-average shares of 35.4 million and 33.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively.
About vTv Therapeutics
vTv Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of orally administered small molecule drug candidates to fill significant unmet medical needs. vTv has a pipeline of clinical drug candidates led by programs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes as well as treatment of inflammatory disorders.
The STEADFAST study, two independent and identical randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trials (A-Study and B-Study), was designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of azeliragon as a potential treatment for patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. The 18-month study targeted enrollment of 800 patients (400 in each trial). The first trial enrolled patients in the United States and Canada who had a clinical diagnosis of mild Alzheimer’s disease and an MRI consistent with this diagnosis. Enrollment of the second trial included study sites in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. While in April and in June 2018 topline results were announced that the A-Study and the B-Study did not meet the co-primary endpoints and clinical trials were ended, subsequent post-hoc subgroup analyses have shown populations that experienced positive benefits.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (“GAAP”), we use non-GAAP earnings per fully exchanged share, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Non-GAAP earnings per fully exchanged share is defined as net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. including the loss attributable to the non-controlling interest and assuming the exchange of all the Class B common stock of vTv Therapeutics Inc. and an equal number of non-voting common units of vTv Therapeutics LLC (“vTv Units”) for shares of Class A common stock of vTv Therapeutics Inc. We believe that this measure provides useful information to investors as it eliminates the variability of non-controlling interest resulting from the exchanges of Class B common stock and vTv Units into Class A common stock. This measure is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.
The following is a reconciliation of non-GAAP earnings per fully exchanged share, basic and diluted to its most directly comparable GAAP measure, net loss per share of vTv Therapeutics Class A common stock, basic and diluted and the computation of the components of this non-GAAP measure:
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