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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 6, 2020

 

ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

001-35839

04-3205099

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

500 Arsenal Street,

Watertown, Massachusetts

 

02472

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (617) 607-0800

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock

 

ENTA

 

NASDAQ

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

 

 

 

 


 

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 6, 2020, Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced via press release its results for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020. A copy of Enanta's press release is hereby furnished to the Commission and incorporated by reference herein as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

99.1

 

Press Release of Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. dated May 6, 2020, reporting Enanta’s financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date: May 6, 2020

 

By:

/s/ Paul J. Mellett

 

 

 

Paul J. Mellett

 

 

 

Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

For Immediate Release

Enanta Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for its Fiscal Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2020 with Webcast and Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. ET

 

On Track to Initiate Phase 1b Study of EDP-514 in Viremic Hepatitis B Patients in 2Q 2020 and Phase 1 Study of EDP-297 in 3Q 2020  

 

Royalty Revenue for the Quarter was $27.6 Million

 

Cash and Marketable Securities Totaled $435.4 Million at March 31, 2020

WATERTOWN, Mass., May 6, 2020 – Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to creating small molecule drugs for viral infections and liver diseases, today reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2020.

“Enanta is fortunate to have advanced several of its programs in the recent quarter and it continues to have a strong balance sheet and ongoing royalty funding to support its business plans going forward,” said Jay R. Luly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enanta Pharmaceuticals. “The current pandemic has underscored our commitment as a company to bring forth novel anti-viral therapies for respiratory viruses and liver infections, and we remain highly dedicated to the clinical advancement of our innovative small molecule pipeline. We are on schedule to initiate our Phase 1b study of EDP-514 in viremic hepatitis B patients this quarter, and we also expect to initiate a first-in-human study of our follow-on Farnesoid X receptor agonist, EDP-297, next quarter. Additionally, we have plans for two additional studies of EDP-938 for respiratory syncytial virus to start by year-end, one in pediatric patients and one in adult transplant patients. With these catalysts in mind, we continue to monitor any impact of COVID-19 on all of our clinical studies.”

Fiscal Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2020 Financial Results

Total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $27.6 million and consisted of royalty revenue derived primarily from worldwide net sales of AbbVie’s hepatitis C virus (HCV) regimen MAVYRET®/MAVIRET® (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir). For the three months ended March 31, 2019, total revenue was $39.6 million, which consisted of royalty revenue earned on AbbVie’s global net sales of its HCV regimens. AbbVie has reported that the decrease in its first quarter 2020 HCV sales was due to lower patient volumes in select international markets where patients are treated in hospitals affected by COVID-19, as well as increased competition affecting pricing and market share within the U.S. Managed Medicaid segment.

Research and development expenses totaled $32.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $34.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019. The decrease in research and development expenses was primarily due to a decrease in clinical trial expense due to timing of Phase 2

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studies in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)/primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) conducted in the prior year.

General and administrative expenses totaled $6.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $6.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

Enanta recorded an income tax benefit of $3.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 compared to an income tax benefit of $3.2 million for the same period of 2019. The income tax benefit for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was due to a pre-tax loss and increased research and development tax credits. In the prior year, Enanta recorded an income tax benefit despite reporting pre-tax income due to tax deductions from employee stock award-related activity during the quarter.

Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $6.0 million, or a loss of $0.30 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $4.1 million, or $0.20 per diluted common share, for the corresponding period in 2019.

Enanta’s cash, cash equivalents and short-term and long-term marketable securities totaled $435.4 million at March 31, 2020. This compares to a total of $400.3 million at September 30, 2019. Enanta expects that its current cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, as well as its continuing royalty revenue, will be sufficient to meet the anticipated cash requirements of its existing business and development programs for the foreseeable future.

Pipeline Programs and Near-term Milestones

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): N-Protein Inhibitor EDP-938, Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) and SARS-CoV-2

 

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Continue with plans to broaden the RSVP study into the Southern Hemisphere, and to expand to trials sites in Europe and North America in the fall and winter RSV season, with the goal of having data in the third quarter of 2021

 

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Plan to initiate Phase 2 dose ranging study in pediatric patients with RSV in 4Q 2020

 

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Plan to initiate Phase 2 study in adult transplant patients with RSV in 4Q 2020

 

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Perform optimization of Enanta’s current nanomolar hMPV inhibitor leads

 

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Advance efforts for discovery of direct-acting antiviral compounds for SARS-CoV-2

 

 

Hepatitis B (HBV): Core Inhibitor EDP-514

 

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Initiate Phase 1b study in viremic HBV patients in 2Q 2020

 

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Resume recruitment in Phase 1b study in nuc-suppressed HBV patients, currently paused

 

 

Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): Farnesoid X Receptor (FXR) Agonists EDP-305 and EDP-297

 

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Resume recruitment and dosing in ARGON-2 Phase 2b study of EDP-305 in NASH, currently paused

 

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Plan to initiate Phase 1 study of EDP-297 (follow-on FXR for NASH) in 3Q 2020

 

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Advance efforts for discovery of non-FXR compounds for NASH

 

 

Hepatitis C (HCV) Collaboration with AbbVie

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AbbVie announced that the European Commission approved a change to the marketing authorization for MAVIRET® (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir) to shorten once-daily treatment duration from 12 to 8 weeks in treatment-naïve, compensated cirrhotic, chronic HCV patients with genotype (GT) 3 infection. The decision makes MAVIRET the only pan-genotypic (GTs 1-6) 8-week treatment option for treatment-naïve, chronic HCV patients, without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis.

 

Upcoming Events and Presentations

 

May 19, 2020 – RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference, Virtual

 

June 18, 2020 – Raymond James Healthcare Conference, Virtual

 

Enanta plans to issue its fiscal third quarter financial results press release, and hold a conference call regarding those results, on August 4, 2020.

 

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Enanta will host a conference call and webcast today at 4:30 p.m. ET. To participate in the live conference call, please dial (855) 840-0595 in the U.S. or (518) 444-4814 for international callers.  A replay of the conference call will be available starting at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET on May 6, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. ET on May 8, 2020 by dialing (855) 859-2056 from the U.S. or (404) 537-3406 for international callers. The passcode for both the live call and the replay is 4261269. A live audio webcast of the call and replay can be accessed by visiting the “Events and Presentation” section on the “Investors” page of Enanta’s website at www.enanta.com.

 

About Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Enanta is using its robust, chemistry-driven approach and drug discovery capabilities to become a leader in the discovery and development of small molecule drugs for the treatment of viral infections and liver diseases. Enanta’s research and development efforts have produced clinical candidates for the following disease targets: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). Enanta is also conducting research in human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and emerging coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

 

Enanta’s research and development activities are funded by royalties from hepatitis C virus (HCV) products developed under its collaboration with AbbVie. Glecaprevir, a protease inhibitor discovered by Enanta and now marketed by AbbVie as part of its leading treatment for chronic HCV infection, is sold under the brand names MAVYRET® (U.S.) and MAVIRET® (ex-U.S.) (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir). Please visit www.enanta.com for more information.

 

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements with respect to the prospects for advancement of Enanta’s clinical programs in RSV, NASH and HBV, as well as discovery programs in hMPV and SARS-CoV-2, and prospects for future royalty revenue from sales of AbbVie’s MAVYRET®/MAVIRET® HCV regimen. Statements that are not historical facts are based on management’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about Enanta’s business and the industry in which it operates and management’s beliefs and assumptions. The statements contained in this

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release are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed in such forward-looking statements. Important factors and risks that may affect actual results include: Enanta’s revenues in the short-term are dependent upon the level of AbbVie’s sales of its MAVYRET®/MAVIRET® HCV regimen; the impact of development, regulatory and marketing efforts of others with respect to competitive treatments for RSV, NASH, and HBV; competitive pricing, market acceptance and reimbursement rate actions affecting MAVYRET®/MAVIRET® compared to competitive HCV products on the market; the discovery and development risks of Enanta’s programs in RSV, NASH, HBV, hMPV, SARS-CoV-2; the competitive impact of development, regulatory and marketing efforts of others in those disease areas; Enanta’s lack of clinical development experience; Enanta’s need to attract and retain senior management and key research and development personnel; Enanta’s need to obtain and maintain patent protection for its product candidates and avoid potential infringement of the intellectual property rights of others; and other risk factors described or referred to in “Risk Factors” in Enanta’s most recent Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, and other periodic reports filed more recently with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Enanta cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These statements speak only as of the date of this release, and Enanta undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, except as may be required by law.

 

Media and Investor Contact:
Jennifer Viera

617-744-3848

jviera@enanta.com

 

 

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ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

UNAUDITED

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Revenue

$

27,619

 

 

$

39,631

 

 

$

80,189

 

 

$

109,517

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

32,610

 

 

 

34,155

 

 

 

65,388

 

 

 

69,033

 

 

General and administrative

 

6,884

 

 

 

6,780

 

 

 

13,805

 

 

 

13,932

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

39,494

 

 

 

40,935

 

 

 

79,193

 

 

 

82,965

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

(11,875

)

 

 

(1,304

)

 

 

996

 

 

 

26,552

 

Other income, net

 

1,950

 

 

 

2,245

 

 

 

4,026

 

 

 

4,130

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

(9,925

)

 

 

941

 

 

 

5,022

 

 

 

30,682

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

3,920

 

 

 

3,204

 

 

 

2,416

 

 

 

(526

)

Net income (loss)

$

(6,005

)

 

$

4,145

 

 

$

7,438

 

 

$

30,156

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

$

(0.30

)

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.37

 

 

$

1.55

 

 

Diluted

 

 

$

(0.30

)

 

$

0.20

 

 

$

0.36

 

 

$

1.44

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

 

19,922

 

 

 

19,549

 

 

 

19,836

 

 

 

19,487

 

 

Diluted

 

 

 

19,922

 

 

 

21,084

 

 

 

20,692

 

 

 

20,946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

UNAUDITED

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

74,338

 

 

$

51,230

 

 

Short-term marketable securities

 

280,917

 

 

 

284,006

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

27,619

 

 

 

51,313

 

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

19,835

 

 

 

15,299

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

402,709

 

 

 

401,848

 

Long-term marketable securities

 

 

80,099

 

 

 

65,013

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

9,738

 

 

 

10,927

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

12,418

 

 

 

11,341

 

Operating lease, right-of-use assets

 

 

7,837

 

 

 

-

 

Restricted cash

 

 

608

 

 

 

608

 

Other long-term assets

 

 

92

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

Total assets

$

513,501

 

 

$

489,829

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

5,945

 

 

$

6,689

 

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

9,807

 

 

 

15,920

 

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

3,764

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

19,516

 

 

 

22,609

 

Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

 

5,330

 

 

 

-

 

Series 1 nonconvertible preferred stock

 

 

1,628

 

 

 

1,628

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

1,036

 

 

 

3,100

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

27,510

 

 

 

27,337

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

485,991

 

 

 

462,492

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

513,501

 

 

$

489,829

 

 

 

 

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