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Heidelberg Pharma AG: Heidelberg Pharma Reports on First Half-Year 2022
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Heidelberg Pharma Reports on First Half-Year 2022
Ladenburg, Germany, 12 July 2022 – Heidelberg Pharma AG (FSE: HPHA) published today its financial report on the first six months of 2022 (1 December 2021 – 31 May 2022).
Dr. Jan Schmidt-Brand, CEO and CFO of Heidelberg Pharma AG, commented: “We are looking back on an exceptionally successful first half of the year. A significant milestone was the dosing of the first patient with our lead ATAC® project HDP-101 in February. The first cohort of patients, and thus the first dose level has been completed and the second cohort has already been treated. We hope to publish first safety data by the end of this year.
“The signing of the partnership with the Chinese pharmaceutical company Huadong Medicine, which consists of a licensing and an investment agreement, was a landmark decision for us. Through this partnership, we gain an established licensing partner for our ATAC® portfolio in Asia and another strategic investor supporting our strategy to become a major global ADC player. As a result of the license payment from Huadong, our sales developed very positively, which is encouraging. We will make an adjustment to our 2022 financial outlook after the planned capital increase has been completed.”
Key events in the first six months of 2022
Financial results for the first six months of fiscal year 2022
The Heidelberg Pharma Group (Heidelberg Pharma) – comprising Heidelberg Pharma AG and its subsidiary Heidelberg Pharma Research GmbH – reports consolidated figures.
In the first six months of the 2022 fiscal year, the Heidelberg Pharma Group generated sales revenue and income totaling EUR 12.2 million, thus significantly increasing the previous year’s total (EUR 1.1 million) as a result of the partnership with Huadong.
Sales revenue totaling EUR 11.9 million comprises the Group-wide collaboration agreements for ATAC® technology (EUR 11.6 million) and the service business of Heidelberg Pharma Research (EUR 0.3 million).
Other income of EUR 0.3 million was at the previous year’s figure and comprised income from the reversal of unused accrued liabilities, government grants and other items.
Operating expenses, including depreciation, amortization and impairment, amounted to EUR 18.5 million in the reporting period (previous year: EUR 14.0 million).
The net loss posted by the Heidelberg Pharma Group for the first six months of 2022 came to EUR 8.6 million (previous year: EUR 13.1 million). With increased expenses, the improvement is due to significantly higher sales. Earnings per share amounted to EUR – 0.25 and, taking into account the higher number of shares, developed positively compared with the previous year (EUR -0.42).
Heidelberg Pharma had cash and cash equivalents of EUR 18.0 million at the end of the reporting period. This increase compared to the prior-year figure of EUR 6.1 million was due in particular to the payment from Huadong. Heidelberg Pharma had an average cash inflow of EUR 1.2 million per month in the first six months of 2022 and an average funding requirement of EUR 2.3 million per month in H1 2021.
Total assets as of 31 May 2022 amounted to EUR 33.9 million, up from EUR 21.7 million as of the 30 November 2021 reporting date. Equity as of the end of the reporting period was EUR -1.6 million (30 November 2021: EUR 6.7 million). This corresponded to an equity ratio of -4.6% (30 November 2021: 30.8%).
Although all necessary approvals for the transaction have been granted in the meantime, the financial outlook is still subject to the condition precedent of a successful capital increase, which is planned for the end of August/beginning of September. Thereafter, Heidelberg Pharma will review and, if necessary, adjust not only the results of operations, but also the financial position, net assets and the cash reach.
In this respect, the full-year financial guidance issued on 24 March 2022 for the Heidelberg Pharma Group will not be adjusted at this time.
1 Not including any corporate actions
Key figures for the Heidelberg Pharma Group
1 The reporting period begins on 1 December and ends on 31 May.
The full half-yearly financial report including the consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) was published at http://heidelberg-pharma.com/en/press-and-investors/announcements/financial-reports.
About Heidelberg Pharma
Heidelberg Pharma is an oncology specialist and the first company to develop the toxin Amanitin into cancer therapies using its proprietary ATAC® technology and to advance the biological mode of action of the toxin as a novel therapeutic principle. The proprietary technology platform is being applied to develop the Company’s own therapeutic ATACs® as well as in third-party collaborations. The lead candidate HDP-101 is a BCMA ATAC in clinical development for multiple myeloma. HDP-102, a CD37 ATAC for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and HDP-103, a PSMA ATAC for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, are in preclinical testing.
Heidelberg Pharma AG is based in Ladenburg, Germany, and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange: ISIN DE000A11QVV0 / WKN A11QVV / Symbol HPHA. More information is available at http://www.heidelberg-pharma.com/.
ATAC® is a registered EU trademark of Heidelberg Pharma Research GmbH.
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