Odonate Therapeutics Announces Financial Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020

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Odonate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODT), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of best-in-class therapeutics that improve and extend the lives of patients with cancer, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

As of September 30, 2020, Odonate had $188.3 million in cash, compared to $180.5 million as of December 31, 2019. This increase in cash resulted primarily from the receipt of $87.4 million of net proceeds from Odonate’s September 2020 underwritten public offering, less cash used in operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 of $81.6 million. Odonate’s net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $30.5 million and $94.1 million, or $0.93 and $3.00 per share, respectively, compared to $26.6 million and $84.0 million, or $0.88 and $3.15 per share, respectively, for the same periods in 2019.

"We are pleased to have recently announced positive top-line results from CONTESSA, Odonate’s Phase 3 study investigating tesetaxel as a potential treatment for patients with metastatic breast cancer," said Kevin Tang, Chief Executive Officer of Odonate. "These results have been selected for an oral presentation at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December. We continue to plan to submit a New Drug Application for tesetaxel to the FDA in mid-2021."

About Tesetaxel

Tesetaxel is an investigational, orally administered chemotherapy agent that belongs to a class of drugs known as taxanes, which are widely used in the treatment of cancer. Tesetaxel has several pharmacologic properties that make it unique among taxanes, including: oral administration with a low pill burden; a long (~8-day) terminal plasma half-life in humans, enabling the maintenance of adequate drug levels with relatively infrequent dosing; no history of hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions; and significant activity against chemotherapy-resistant tumors. In patients with metastatic breast cancer, tesetaxel was shown to have significant, single-agent antitumor activity in two multicenter, Phase 2 studies. Tesetaxel currently is the subject of three studies in breast cancer, including a multinational, multicenter, randomized, Phase 3 study in patients with metastatic breast cancer, known as CONTESSA.

About CONTESSA

CONTESSA is a multinational, multicenter, randomized, Phase 3 study of tesetaxel, an investigational, orally administered taxane, in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). CONTESSA is comparing tesetaxel dosed orally at 27 mg/m2 on the first day of each 21-day cycle plus a reduced dose of capecitabine (1,650 mg/m2/day dosed orally for 14 days of each 21-day cycle) to the approved dose of capecitabine alone (2,500 mg/m2/day dosed orally for 14 days of each 21-day cycle) in 685 patients randomized 1:1 with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative, hormone receptor (HR) positive MBC previously treated with a taxane in the neoadjuvant or adjuvant setting. Capecitabine is an oral chemotherapy agent that is considered a standard-of-care treatment in MBC. Where indicated, patients must have received endocrine therapy with or without a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitor. The primary endpoint is progression-free survival (PFS) as assessed by an Independent Radiologic Review Committee (IRC). The secondary efficacy endpoints are overall survival (OS), objective response rate (ORR) as assessed by the IRC and disease control rate (DCR) as assessed by the IRC.

About CONTESSA 2

CONTESSA 2 is a multinational, multicenter, Phase 2 study of tesetaxel, an investigational, orally administered taxane, in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). CONTESSA 2 is investigating tesetaxel dosed orally at 27 mg/m2 on the first day of each 21-day cycle plus a reduced dose of capecitabine (1,650 mg/m2/day dosed orally for 14 days of each 21-day cycle) in approximately 125 patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative, hormone receptor (HR) positive MBC not previously treated with a taxane. Capecitabine is an oral chemotherapy agent that is considered a standard-of-care treatment in MBC. Where indicated, patients must have received endocrine therapy with or without a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitor. The primary endpoint is objective response rate (ORR) as assessed by an Independent Radiologic Review Committee (IRC). The secondary efficacy endpoints are duration of response (DoR) as assessed by the IRC, progression-free survival (PFS) as assessed by the IRC, disease control rate (DCR) as assessed by the IRC and overall survival (OS).

About CONTESSA TRIO

CONTESSA TRIO is a multi-cohort, multicenter, Phase 2 study of tesetaxel, an investigational, orally administered taxane, in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). In Cohort 1, approximately 90 patients (with potential expansion to up to 150 patients) with locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who have not received prior chemotherapy for advanced disease will be randomized 1:1:1 to receive tesetaxel dosed orally at 27 mg/m2 on the first day of each 21-day cycle plus either: (1) nivolumab at 360 mg by intravenous infusion on the first day of each 21-day cycle; (2) pembrolizumab at 200 mg by intravenous infusion on the first day of each 21-day cycle; or (3) atezolizumab at 1,200 mg by intravenous infusion on the first day of each 21-day cycle. Nivolumab and pembrolizumab (PD-1 inhibitors) and atezolizumab (a PD-L1 inhibitor) are immuno-oncology (IO) agents approved for the treatment of multiple types of cancer. One of these agents, atezolizumab, in combination with the intravenously delivered taxane, nab-paclitaxel, was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a first-line treatment for patients with metastatic TNBC. The dual primary endpoints for Cohort 1 are objective response rate (ORR) and progression-free survival (PFS). Secondary endpoints include duration of response (DoR) and overall survival (OS). Efficacy results for each of the three PD-(L)1 inhibitor combinations will be assessed for correlation with the results of each of the three approved PD-L1 diagnostic assays. In Cohort 2, approximately 40 elderly patients (with potential expansion to up to 60 patients) with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative MBC will receive tesetaxel monotherapy dosed orally at 27 mg/m2 on the first day of each 21-day cycle. The primary endpoint for Cohort 2 is ORR. Secondary endpoints include PFS, DoR and OS.

About Odonate Therapeutics, Inc.

Odonate Therapeutics, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of best-in-class therapeutics that improve and extend the lives of patients with cancer. Odonate’s initial focus is on the development of tesetaxel, an investigational, orally administered chemotherapy agent that belongs to a class of drugs known as taxanes, which are widely used in the treatment of cancer. Odonate’s goal for tesetaxel is to develop an effective chemotherapy choice for patients that provides quality-of-life advantages over current alternatives. To learn more, please visit www.odonate.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We caution investors that forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual outcomes to differ materially from what we currently expect. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those associated with: expectations regarding the outcome of CONTESSA, our Phase 3 study of tesetaxel in patients with metastatic breast cancer; expectations regarding the enrollment, completion and outcome of our other clinical studies; expectations regarding the timing for our planned New Drug Application submission for tesetaxel; expectations regarding our ability to obtain regulatory approval of tesetaxel; the unpredictable relationship between preclinical study results and clinical study results; and other risks and uncertainties identified in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this press release apply only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

ODONATE THERAPEUTICS, INC.

Condensed Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except par value and share amounts)

September 30,

December 31,

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash

$

188,258

$

180,460

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,469

3,468

Total current assets

190,727

183,928

Property and equipment, net

2,397

1,663

Right-of-use lease assets

4,160

1,581

Restricted cash

714

714

Other

994

941

Total assets

$

198,992

$

188,827

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

14,024

$

15,583

Accrued expenses

13,991

8,881

Lease liabilities, current portion

520

315

Total current liabilities

28,535

24,779

Lease liabilities, less current portion

4,856

1,748

Total liabilities

33,391

26,527

Stockholders' equity:

Common stock, $0.01 par value—100,000,000 shares authorized; 38,525,561 and 32,050,906 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

366

300

Additional paid-in capital

499,376

402,077

Accumulated deficit

(334,141

)

(240,077

)

Total stockholders' equity

165,601

162,300

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

198,992

$

188,827

ODONATE THERAPEUTICS, INC.

Condensed Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Operating expenses:

Research and development

$

28,242

$

25,097

$

86,966

$

78,181

General and administrative

2,408

2,666

8,033

8,040

Total operating expenses

30,650

27,763

94,999

86,221

Loss from operations

(30,650

)

(27,763

)

(94,999

)

(86,221

)

Other income, net

173

1,136

935

2,247

Net loss

$

(30,477

)

$

(26,627

)

$

(94,064

)

$

(83,974

)

Net loss per share:

Basic and diluted

$

(0.93

)

$

(0.88

)

$

(3.00

)

$

(3.15

)

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

Basic and diluted

32,821,835

30,268,295

31,376,672

26,635,107

ODONATE THERAPEUTICS, INC.

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2020

2019

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net loss

$

(94,064

)

$

(83,974

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

Equity-based compensation expense

7,522

8,695

Depreciation

318

318

Non-cash lease expense

282

456

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

83

-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Prepaid expenses and other assets

904

(3,313

)

Accounts payable

(1,559

)

2,186

Accrued expenses

5,110

4,020

Lease liabilities

(225

)

(505

)

Net cash used in operating activities

(81,629

)

(72,117

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

(416

)

(164

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(416

)

(164

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs

87,384

135,095

Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock plans

2,459

2,381

Net cash provided by financing activities

89,843

137,476

Net increase in cash and restricted cash

7,798

65,195

Cash and restricted cash, beginning of period

181,174

139,301

Cash and restricted cash, end of period

$

188,972

$

204,496

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

Initial recognition of right-of-use lease assets

$

2,861

$

2,215

Tenant improvement allowance

$

719

$

-

Property and equipment purchases included in accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

-

$

1

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Contacts

Odonate Therapeutics, Inc.
Michael Hearne
Chief Financial Officer
(858) 281-5366
mhearne@odonate.com