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ITEM 2.02 – RESULTS OF OPERATION AND FINANCIAL CONDITION
On November 6, 2020, ImmunoGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGN) issued a press release to announce the company’s financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020. The press release announcing financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020 is included as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
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Date: November 6, 2020
/s/ David G. Foster
David G. Foster
Vice President, Finance
ImmunoGen Reports Recent Progress and Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Partnership with Huadong Medicine Accelerates Development and Commercialization of Mirvetuximab Soravtansine in Greater China
Encouraging Anti-Tumor Activity and Tolerability Data from FORWARD II Triplet Cohort Evaluating Mirvetuximab in Combination with Carboplatin and Avastin® in Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer Presented at ESMO
FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation Received for IMGN632 in Relapsed or Refractory BPDCN
First Patient Enrolled in Phase 1 Trial Evaluating ADAM9-Targeting ADC, IMGC936, in Solid Tumors
Strengthened Balance Sheet Expected to Fund Operations into the Second Half of 2022
Conference Call to be Held at 8:00 a.m. ET Today
Waltham, MA – November 6, 2020 - ImmunoGen, Inc., (Nasdaq: IMGN) a leader in the expanding field of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, today reviewed recent progress in the business and reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
“We have generated significant momentum over the last several months, achieving a number of important milestones across the business,” said Mark Enyedy, ImmunoGen’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our collaboration with Huadong Medicine accelerates access to mirvetuximab for ovarian cancer patients in Greater China with an ideal partner who brings extensive regional and oncology development and commercialization experience and capabilities. Beyond Greater China, we continue to prioritize enrollment in our pivotal trials and remain on track to report top-line data in the third quarter of 2021 for SORAYA and the first half of 2022 for MIRASOL.”
Enyedy continued, “At ESMO in September, we shared final data from our FORWARD II triplet cohort, which demonstrated the encouraging efficacy and favorable tolerability of mirvetuximab in combination with carboplatin and Avastin® in FRα-positive recurrent, platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer. We are working to define the best path to label expansion for our combination regimens to benefit patients in earlier lines of therapy and establish mirvetuximab as the agent of choice to pair with other agents in ovarian cancer. On the regulatory front, we were pleased to receive FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for IMGN632 in relapsed or refractory BPDCN, confirming the high unmet need for safe and effective therapies for this rare, aggressive cancer. We continue to advance multiple cohorts with IMGN632 and look forward to presenting updated monotherapy BPDCN expansion data in an oral presentation at ASH. Furthermore, we were pleased to enroll the first patient in our Phase 1 trial evaluating IMGC936, our ADAM9-targeting ADC in co-development with MacroGenics. Finally, we have further strengthened our balance sheet via our At-the-Market facility and business development activities and now expect to fund operations into the second half of 2022.”
|●||Entered into an exclusive collaboration to develop and commercialize mirvetuximab soravtansine in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan (Greater China) for an upfront payment of $40 million, with the potential to receive additional milestone payments of up to $265 million as certain development, regulatory, and commercial objectives are achieved, as well as low double-digit to high|
|teen royalties as a percentage of mirvetuximab commercial sales. Lazard acted as financial advisor and Ropes & Gray LLP acted as legal advisor to ImmunoGen in support of this transaction.|
|●||Continued site activation and patient enrollment in the pivotal SORAYA and confirmatory MIRASOL trials.|
|●||Presented mature data from the FORWARD II platinum-sensitive triplet cohort evaluating mirvetuximab in combination with carboplatin and Avastin® (bevacizumab) at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress.|
|●||Received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for IMGN632 in relapsed or refractory blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN).|
|●||Continued to advance multiple cohorts with IMGN632, including monotherapy expansion in BPDCN and minimal residual disease positive (MRD+) acute myeloid leukemia (AML) following frontline induction therapy and combinations with Vidaza® (azacitidine) and Venclexta® (venetoclax) in relapsed or refractory AML patients.|
|●||Enrolled first patient in a Phase 1 trial evaluating IMGC936, a novel ADAM9-targeting ADC being co-developed with MacroGenics, in solid tumors including non-small cell lung, colorectal, pancreatic, gastric, and triple negative breast cancers.|
|●||Entered into an exclusive license with Viridian Therapeutics, Inc. to develop and commercialize an insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) antibody for all non-oncology indications that do not use radiopharmaceuticals in exchange for an upfront payment, with the potential to receive additional development milestone payments of approximately $50 million and up to $95 million in sales milestone payments plus mid-single-digit royalties on the commercial sales of any resulting product.|
ANTICIPATED UPCOMING EVENTS
|●||Present updated data from the IMGN632 monotherapy BPDCN expansion cohort in an oral presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in December, which will build upon the abstract data recently released showing an overall response rate of 30% in 23 heavily pretreated, relapsed/refractory patients, along with a favorable safety and tolerability profile, without capillary leak syndrome or need for hospitalization for administration. A trial-in-progress poster on the AML monotherapy and combination cohorts will also be presented.|
|●||Support initiation of an investigator sponsored, randomized trial comparing mirvetuximab plus carboplatin versus standard platinum-based therapy in recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer.|
Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 were $18.2 million, compared with $13.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, which consisted primarily of non-cash royalty revenues.
Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2020 were $34.9 million, compared with $31.2 million for the same quarter in 2019. The increase was largely driven by R&D expenses, which were $24.7 million in the third quarter of 2020, compared with $21.0 million for the third quarter of 2019. This increase was primarily due to greater clinical trial expenses driven by costs related to the Company’s MIRASOL, SORAYA, and IMGN632 studies and lower partner cost-sharing reimbursements. General and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2020 increased to $10.2 million compared to $9.2 million for the third quarter of 2019, primarily due to increased professional fees. Operating expenses for the prior quarter included a $1.0 million restructuring charge related to retention costs.
Net loss for the third quarter of 2020 was $22.4 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $21.8 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019. Weighted average shares outstanding increased to 174.5 million from 148.5 million in the prior year.
ImmunoGen had $188.2 million in cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2020, compared with $176.2 million as of December 31, 2019, and had $2.1 million of convertible debt outstanding in each period. Cash used in operations was $87.2 million for the first nine months of 2020, compared with cash used in operations of $55.8 million for the same period in 2019. The prior year period benefited from $65.2 million of net proceeds generated from the sale of the Company’s residual rights to Kadcyla® (ado-trastuzumab emtansine) royalties in January 2019. Net proceeds from the sale of equipment were $0.6 million for the first nine months of 2020 compared with capital expenditures of $(2.8) million for the same period in 2019.
In October 2020, the Company sold 12.9 million shares of its common stock through its At-the-Market (“ATM") facility, generating net proceeds to the Company of approximately $54 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. Additionally, pursuant to a collaboration agreement executed with Huadong Medicine in October 2020, the Company received a $40 million upfront payment.
ImmunoGen has updated its financial guidance for 2020 as follows:
|●||revenues between $60 million and $65 million;|
|●||operating expenses between $160 million and $165 million; and|
|●||cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2020 to be between $245 million and $250 million.|
Revenue guidance does not include any potential impact from the agreement with Huadong Medicine. ImmunoGen expects that its current cash, inclusive of the $40 million upfront payment received from the collaboration agreement with Huadong Medicine and $54 million of net proceeds generated from the recent ATM facility, as well as anticipated future cash receipts from partners, will fund operations into the second half of 2022.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
ImmunoGen will hold a conference call today at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss these results. To access the live call by phone, dial (877) 621-5803; the conference ID is 9864218. The call may also be accessed through the Investors and Media section of immunogen.com. Following the call, a replay will be available at the same location.
ImmunoGen is developing the next generation of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) to improve outcomes for cancer patients. By generating targeted therapies with enhanced anti-tumor activity and favorable tolerability profiles, we aim to disrupt the progression of cancer and offer our patients more good days. We call this our commitment to “target a better now.”
Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it at www.immunogen.com.
Avastin®, Vidaza®, Venclexta®, and Kadcyla® are registered trademarks of their respective owners.
This press release includes forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations. These statements include, but are not limited to, ImmunoGen’s expectations related to: the occurrence, timing, and outcome of potential pre-clinical, clinical, and regulatory events related to ImmunoGen’s product candidates; and the presentation of pre-clinical and clinical data on ImmunoGen’s product candidates. For these statements, ImmunoGen claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Various factors could cause ImmunoGen’s actual results to differ materially from those discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are current only as of the date of this release. Factors that could cause future results to differ materially from such expectations include, but are not limited to: the timing and outcome of ImmunoGen’s pre-clinical and clinical development processes; the difficulties inherent in the development of novel pharmaceuticals, including uncertainties as to the timing, expense, and results of pre-clinical studies, clinical trials, and regulatory processes; ImmunoGen’s ability to financially support its product programs; risks and uncertainties associated with the scale and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting impact on ImmunoGen’s industry and business; and other factors more fully described in ImmunoGen’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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