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): September 2, 2020

 

 

ALLOVIR, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-39409   83-1971007

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

AlloVir, Inc.

139 Main Street, Suite 500

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(617) 433-2605

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

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

 

 

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

 

Title of each class  

Trade

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   ALVR   Nasdaq Global Select Market

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  ☒

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Item 2.02

Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On September 2, 2020, AlloVir, Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, attached hereto is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

99.1

  

Press release dated September 2, 2020


SIGNATURE

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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

    AlloVir, Inc.
Date: September 2, 2020     By:   /s/ David Hallal
      David Hallal
      Chief Executive Officer
EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

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AlloVir Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Cambridge, Mass.September 02, 2020 – AlloVir (Nasdaq: ALVR), a late clinical-stage cell therapy company, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

“AlloVir has achieved important scientific and operational milestones that have us well positioned for growth,” said David Hallal, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AlloVir. “As we have advanced our portfolio of allogeneic, off -the-shelf, virus specific T cell therapies and are bolstered by a strong cash position stemming from our recent IPO, we look forward to executing our robust plans to progress the important pivotal and proof-of-concept studies across our pipeline.”

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

 

   

Research and development expenses were $8.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to $2.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. The increase year-over-year is attributable to costs related to the development of the company’s product candidates, increased activity in outsourcing of manufacturing, and an increase in headcount and external consultants in support of research activities.

 

   

General and administrative expense was $3.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to $3.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. The increase year-over-year was primarily attributable to legal, accounting and professional fees related to costs associated with operating activities and the preparations for becoming a public company.

 

   

Stock-based compensation expense was $0.5 million and $1.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

   

As of June 30, 2020, AlloVir had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $104.5 million, which compares to cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $126.1 million as of December 31, 2019.

 

   

For the quarter ended June 30, 2020, net loss was $11.6 million or $4.43 per share compared to a net loss of $5.3 million or $5.05 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. The total number of common shares and preferred shares outstanding as of June 30, 2020 was 2,801,059 and 59,398,350, respectively. For purposes of calculating the earnings per share, only the common shares were used in the denominator.

Subsequent Events

 

   

In August, the Company closed on an initial public offering raising $317.7mm in gross proceeds prior to deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and offering expenses. We believe that the net proceeds from our IPO, together with our existing cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, will enable us to fund our operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements into 2023.


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About AlloVir

AlloVir is a leading late clinical-stage cell therapy company with a focus on restoring natural immunity against life-threatening viral diseases in patients with severely weakened immune systems. The company’s innovative and proprietary technology platforms leverage off-the-shelf, allogeneic, multi-virus specific T cells targeting devastating viruses for patients with T cell deficiencies who are at risk from the life-threatening consequences of viral diseases. AlloVir’s technology and manufacturing process enables the potential for the treatment and prevention of a spectrum of devastating viruses with each single allogeneic cell therapy. The company is advancing multiple mid- and late-stage clinical trials across its product portfolio. For more information visit www.allovir.com.

AlloVir uses its website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Such disclosures will be included on the Company’s website in the ‘Investors & Media’ section. Accordingly, investors should monitor such portions of the AlloVir website, in addition to following press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including, without limitation, statements regarding AlloVir’s development and regulatory status of our product candidates and its strategy, business plans and focus. The words “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “project,” “potential,” “continue,” “target” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and important factors that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including, without limitation, those related to AlloVir’s financial results, the timing for completion of AlloVir’s clinical trials of its product candidates, whether and when, if at all, AlloVir’s product candidates will receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, or other foreign regulatory authorities, competition from other biopharmaceutical companies, and other risks identified in AlloVir’s SEC filings. AlloVir cautions you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. AlloVir disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements to reflect any change in expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release represent AlloVir’s views only as of the date hereof and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date.


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AlloVir, Inc. Statement of Operations (Unaudited)

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

 

     Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
(in thousands, except share and per share data)    June 30,     June 30,  
     2020     2019     2020     2019  

Revenue

   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ 165  

Operating expenses:

        

Research and development

     8,885       2,755       15,724       3,906  

General and administrative

     3,268       3,190       6,269       4,977  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses **

     12,153       5,945       21,993       8,883  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from operations

     (12,153     (5,945     (21,993     (8,718

Total other income, net:

        

Interest income

     166       503       623       619  

Other income, net

     355       140       399       273  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

   $ (11,632   $ (5,302   $ (20,971   $ (7,826
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss per share —- basic and diluted

   $ (4.43   $ (5.05   $ (8.66   $ (8.49
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding—-basic and diluted

     2,625,648       1,050,190       2,420,797       921,995  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

AlloVir, Inc. Balance Sheet

As of June 30, 2020 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2019

 

 

(in thousands)    June 30,     December 31,  
     2020     2019  

Assets

    

Current assets:

    

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

   $ 104,451     $ 126,077  

Other current assets

     2,837       1,236  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     107,288       127,313  

Other assets

     10,558       12,109  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 117,846     $ 139,422  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

    

Current liabilities

   $ 8,915     $ 9,106  

Long-term liabilities

     7,098       8,692  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     16,013       17,798  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Preferred Stock

     173,127       173,127  

Total stockholders’ deficit

     (71,294     (51,503
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities, preferred stock, and stockholders’ deficit

   $ 117,846     $ 139,422  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Media contact:

Courtney Heath

ScientPR

AlloVirPR@scientpr.com

617-872-2462


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Investor contact:

Medha Chadha

AlloVir

ir@allovir.com

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