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Cidara Therapeutics Provides Corporate Update and Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

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Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. reported financial results for Q4 and full year 2023, highlighted key achievements in their Cloudbreak® platform and REZZAYO® program, including approvals in the EU and UK. The company presented new data at various medical meetings and completed enrollment in a Phase 3 trial in China. Revenue increased, cash reserves grew, and net losses decreased compared to the previous year.
Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. ha riferito i risultati finanziari per il quarto trimestre e l'anno intero 2023, evidenziando traguardi importanti per la loro piattaforma Cloudbreak® e il programma REZZAYO®, inclusi approvazioni nell'UE e nel Regno Unito. La società ha presentato nuovi dati in vari incontri medici e ha completato la registrazione per un trial di fase 3 in Cina. I ricavi sono aumentati, le riserve di cassa sono cresciute e le perdite nette sono diminuite rispetto all'anno precedente.
Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. informó los resultados financieros del cuarto trimestre y del año completo 2023, destacando logros clave en su plataforma Cloudbreak® y el programa REZZAYO®, incluyendo aprobaciones en la UE y Reino Unido. La compañía presentó nuevos datos en diversas reuniones médicas y completó el enrolamiento en un ensayo de fase 3 en China. Los ingresos aumentaron, las reservas de efectivo crecieron y las pérdidas netas disminuyeron en comparación con el año anterior.
Cidara 치료약품, Inc.는 2023년 4분기 및 전체년도의 재정 결과를 보고하며, EU와 영국에서의 승인을 포함하여 Cloudbreak® 플랫폼과 REZZAYO® 프로그램의 주요 성과를 강조했습니다. 회사는 여러 의료 회의에서 새로운 데이터를 발표하고 중국에서 3상 시험 참가자 모집을 완료했습니다. 수익은 증가했고 현금 보유량은 늘어났으며 전년 대비 순 손실은 감소했습니다.
Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. a rapporté les résultats financiers pour le quatrième trimestre et l'année complète 2023, soulignant les principales réalisations de leur plateforme Cloudbreak® et du programme REZZAYO®, y compris les approbations dans l'UE et au Royaume-Uni. L'entreprise a présenté de nouvelles données lors de diverses réunions médicales et a terminé l'inscription d'essai de phase 3 en Chine. Les revenus ont augmenté, les réserves de trésorerie ont augmenté et les pertes nettes ont diminué par rapport à l'année précédente.
Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. berichtete über die Finanzergebnisse für das vierte Quartal und das gesamte Jahr 2023, indem wichtige Erfolge auf ihrer Cloudbreak®-Plattform und dem REZZAYO®-Programm, einschließlich Zulassungen in der EU und Großbritannien, hervorgehoben wurden. Das Unternehmen stellte neue Daten bei verschiedenen medizinischen Treffen vor und schloss die Patientenanwerbung für eine Phase-3-Studie in China ab. Der Umsatz stieg, die Bargeldreserven wuchsen und der Nettoverlust ging im Vergleich zum Vorjahr zurück.
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  • Revenue increased to $17.6 million for Q4 and $63.9 million for full year 2023.
  • REZZAYO was approved in the EU and UK for invasive candidiasis, earning milestone payments of $11.1 million and $2.8 million.
  • Enrollment completed for the Phase 3 ReSTORE trial in China for rezafungin.
  • Presented promising new data at various medical meetings on DFC candidates.
  • Named a Top Workplace in the San Diego Metro Area for the sixth year.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $35.8 million as of December 31, 2023.
  • Net loss decreased to $3.2 million for Q4 and $22.9 million for full year 2023.
Negative
  • Restatement of consolidated financial statements due to indirect taxes.
  • Decrease in research and development expenses compared to the previous year.
  • Decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses compared to the previous year.

Reviewing the financial performance of Cidara Therapeutics, the reported increase in revenue during the fourth quarter from $10.2 million in 2022 to $17.6 million in 2023 is noteworthy, reflecting a robust 73% year-over-year growth. This growth is attributed to milestone payments and ongoing R&D services. Notably, the full year revenue saw a slight decrease from $64.4 million to $63.9 million, likely due to the prior year's transfer of an IP license generating a substantial one-time revenue. The cash position improved marginally from $32.7 million to $35.8 million. In terms of operational expenses, the reduced R&D spend from $77.4 million to $68.5 million, alongside the drop in SG&A expenses from $20.5 million to $18.3 million, contributed to a narrower net loss shrinking from $33.6 million to $22.9 million. This suggests improved operational efficiency and cost management. The restatement of the financials due to an issue with indirect taxes suggests administrative oversight, potentially raising concerns over internal controls, though the impact appears to be corrected without significant material effect on the reported results.

Cidara's recent approval of REZZAYO in the EU and UK aligns with the global trend of biotech firms expanding their market footprint through international regulatory achievements. The milestone payments from these approvals, approximately $11.1 million and $2.8 million respectively, provide not just an immediate financial boost but also pave the way for future royalty income. Moreover, the complete enrollment in the Phase 3 ReSTORE trial in China signals Cidara's commitment to tap into the Asian market, a strategic move considering the region's growing pharmaceutical market demand. The development of their Cloudbreak® DFC platform, particularly the IND filing for CBO421, represents an advancement in novel cancer therapies that could position Cidara at the forefront of oncological innovation. Their diversified pipeline, spanning from influenza to cancer, is important for long-term sustainability in an industry where pipeline diversity correlates strongly with resilience to market fluctuations.

Focusing on the clinical implications, Cidara's strides in drug development, especially the Cloudbreak® platform, are of significant interest. The CD388 influenza program partnered with Janssen and the anticipation around the IND filing for CBO421 demonstrate Cidara's innovative approach towards unmet medical needs. The approval of REZZAYO for invasive candidiasis in the EU and UK, coupled with the completion of the Phase 3 ReSTORE trial in China, illustrate the company's commitment to addressing global infectious disease challenges. These developments are important for both patients requiring new treatment options and investors looking for companies with potential for market expansion. As a novel antifungal, REZZAYO's progress will be closely watched for its potential impact on patient outcomes and healthcare cost savings over existing treatments.

SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDTX) (the Company), a biotechnology company using its proprietary Cloudbreak® platform to develop drug-Fc conjugate (DFC) immunotherapies designed to save lives and improve the standard of care for patients facing serious diseases, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023 and provided an update on its corporate activities and product pipeline.

“2023 included significant accomplishments throughout our business within both our Cloudbreak® drug-Fc conjugate (DFC) and our REZZAYO® (rezafungin) programs,” said Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Cidara. “With respect to our DFC platform, we continue to generate and present compelling data from our oncology programs as well as our CD388 influenza program partnered with Janssen. We have multiple key catalysts expected this year, including the filing of an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) in mid-2024 for CBO421, a potential best-in-class inhibitor of CD73. We recently presented promising new data on CD73/PD-1 multispecific DFC, CCR5-targeting DFC and CBO421 at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting.”

Dr. Stein continued, “Most recently, REZZAYO was approved in the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) for the treatment of invasive candidiasis in adults, earning milestone payments of approximately $11.1 million and $2.8 million, respectively. In addition, enrollment was completed in the Phase 3 ReSTORE trial in China evaluating the efficacy and safety of rezafungin as a treatment for candidemia and invasive candidiasis, bringing us one step closer to making this important drug available to an even broader global patient population.”

Recent Corporate Highlights

  • Presented at AACR Annual Meeting 2024: In April 2024, Cidara presented promising new data on novel Cloudbreak DFC candidates at the AACR Annual Meeting. The Company delivered four poster presentations highlighting the data on the Company’s multispecific CD73/PD-1 DFC, its CCR5-targeting DFC, and CBO421, its lead oncology DFC candidate targeting CD73.
  • Presented at IDWeek 2023: In October 2023, Cidara presented new preclinical and clinical data on Novel Cloudbreak Influenza Drug-Fc Conjugate CD388 at IDWeek 2023.
  • Presented at ESMO Immuno-Oncology Annual Congress: In December 2023, Cidara presented new preclinical data on its novel Cloudbreak, multi-specific CD73/PD-1 targeting DFC candidate at the ESMO Immuno-Oncology (IO) Annual Congress. The Company also presented new preclinical data on Cloudbreak CBO421, its first-in-class CD73-targeting DFC.
  • Presented at SITC’s 38th Annual Meeting: In November 2023, Cidara presented new preclinical data on Cloudbreak CBO421 at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)’s 38th Annual Meeting.
  • Received EU and UK approval for REZZAYO for the treatment of invasive candidiasis in adults: In December 2023 and January 2024, Cidara and Mundipharma announced REZZAYO had been approved in the EU and UK, respectively, for the treatment of invasive candidiasis in adults. Cidara received a milestone payment of approximately $11.1 million from Mundipharma in February 2024 for the EU approval of rezafungin and received a milestone payment of approximately $2.8 million from Mundipharma in April 2024 for the UK approval of rezafungin, in accordance with the terms of the Collaboration and License Agreement, dated September 3, 2019, by and between the Company and Mundipharma.
  • Completed enrollment in the Phase 3 ReSTORE trial of rezafungin in China: In December 2023, Cidara and Mundipharma announced the completion of enrollment in the Phase 3 ReSTORE trial in China evaluating the efficacy and safety of rezafungin as a treatment for candidemia and invasive candidiasis. The portion of the trial conducted in China included 52 patients diagnosed with candidemia and/or invasive candidiasis. ReSTORE (NCT03667690) is a global, randomized, double-blind, controlled Phase 3 pivotal clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of once-weekly intravenous dosing of rezafungin compared to once-daily dosing of caspofungin, the current standard of care, to treat patients with candidemia and/or invasive candidiasis. Data from this study are expected in the second quarter of 2024.
  • Named San Diego Metro Area Top Workplace: In November 2023, Cidara was named a Top Workplace by The San Diego Union-Tribune for the sixth year, ranking among the top 100 companies.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

  • Revenue totaled $17.6 million and $63.9 million for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2023, respectively, compared with $10.2 million and $64.4 million for the same periods in 2022.

    Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2023 related to the achievement of milestones and ongoing research and development and clinical supply services provided to Mundipharma, Janssen and Melinta of $16.4 million, $23.3 million and $19.7 million, respectively, $0.2 million in royalty revenue recognized following initiation of the commercial launch of REZZAYO in the U.S. on July 31, 2023, as well as product revenue of $4.3 million related to shipments of REZZAYO naked vials to Melinta and Mundipharma.

    Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2022 included $25.9 million of revenue recognized upon transfer of an intellectual property license to Melinta in August 2022. The remaining revenue for the year ended December 31, 2022 related to the achievement of milestones and ongoing research and development and clinical supply services provided to Mundipharma, Janssen and Melinta of $14.3 million, $23.5 million and $0.8 million, respectively.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $35.8 million as of December 31, 2023, compared with $32.7 million as of December 31, 2022.
  • As of December 31, 2023, Cidara had 90,601,999 shares of common stock outstanding, and 2,104,472 shares of Series X Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding, which are convertible into 21,044,720 shares of common stock.
  • Cost of product revenue was $1.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2023 and primarily consisted of direct material costs, third-party manufacturing costs and indirect overhead costs associated with the manufacture, quality assessment and delivery of REZZAYO naked vials shipped to Melinta and Mundipharma. Prior to regulatory approval, all direct and indirect manufacturing costs were charged to research and development expense in the period incurred.
  • Research and development expenses were $14.7 million and $68.5 million for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2023, respectively, compared to $20.1 million and $77.4 million for the same periods in 2022. The decrease in research and development expenses for the full year ended December 31, 2023 compared to the full year ended December 31, 2022 is primarily due to lower clinical expenses associated with the rezafungin clinical trials and lower consulting and personnel costs, offset by higher clinical expenses associated with our Cloudbreak platform.
  • Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $5.4 million and $18.3 million for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2023, respectively, compared to $3.6 million and $20.5 million for the same periods in 2022. The decrease in SG&A expenses for the full year ended December 31, 2023 compared to the full year ended December 31, 2022 is primarily due to lower consulting, personnel and legal costs, and lower amortization of contract costs related to obtaining the Melinta License Agreement, offset by higher selling expenses related to REZZAYO.
  • Net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2023 was $3.2 million, compared to a net loss of $13.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022. Net loss for the full year ended December 31, 2023 was $22.9 million, compared to a net loss of $33.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2022.

Restatement of Consolidated Financial Statements

The financial results included herein and the financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 (the Form 10-K) have been restated to account for indirect taxes that led to understatements of accrued liabilities and operating expenses, as more fully described in our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the United States (U.S.) Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on April 16, 2024 and in the Form 10-K.

About Cidara Therapeutics

Cidara Therapeutics is using its proprietary Cloudbreak® platform to develop novel drug-Fc conjugates (DFCs). These targeted immunotherapies offer the unique opportunity to create “single molecule cocktails” comprised of targeted small molecules and peptides coupled to a human antibody fragment (Fc). DFCs are designed to save lives and improve the standard of care for patients facing cancers and other serious diseases by inhibiting specific disease targets while simultaneously engaging the immune system. In addition, Cidara received FDA and EC approval for REZZAYO® (rezafungin for injection), which it has licensed to multiple partners to commercialize in the U.S. and ex-U.S. Cidara is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.cidara.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. “Forward-looking statements” describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as “anticipates,” “expect,” “may,” “plan” or “will”. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, statements related to whether the advantages of the CD388 program for influenza will continue to translate to our Cloudbreak oncology DFC programs, whether we will file an IND in mid-2024 for CBO421, whether we will achieve future royalties and milestones under both our Melinta and Mundipharma licensing agreements, whether we will receive additional milestones, and any royalties, from our collaboration agreement with Janssen, and the timing of data from the Phase 3 ReSTORE trial of rezafungin. Such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, such as unanticipated delays in or negative results from Cidara’s preclinical or clinical trials, delays in action by regulatory authorities, and other obstacles on the enrollment of patients or other aspects of rezafungin, CD388, or other DFC development. These and other risks are identified under the caption “Risk Factors” in Cidara’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 and other filings subsequently made with the SEC. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made and are based on management’s assumptions and estimates as of such date. Cidara does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, the occurrence of future events or otherwise.

INVESTOR CONTACT: 
Brian Ritchie
LifeSci Advisors
(212) 915-2578
britchie@lifesciadvisors.com

MEDIA CONTACT: 
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LifeSci Communications
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veames@lifescicomms.com


CIDARA THERAPEUTICS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
 
 Three months ended
December 31,
 Year ended
December 31,
(In thousands, except share and per share data) 2023   2022   2023   2022 
   (As Restated)   (As Restated)
Revenues:(Unaudited) (Unaudited)    
Collaboration revenue$14,716  $10,219  $59,570  $64,448 
Product revenue 2,867      4,335    
Total revenues 17,583   10,219   63,905   64,448 
Operating expenses:       
Cost of product revenue 1,136      1,523    
Research and development 14,718   20,111   68,532   77,405 
Selling, general and administrative 5,405   3,595   18,333   20,546 
Total operating expenses 21,259   23,706   88,388   97,951 
Loss from operations (3,676)  (13,487)  (24,483)  (33,503)
Other income, net:       
Interest income, net 527   162   1,995   191 
Total other income, net 527   162   1,995   191 
Loss before income tax expense (3,149)  (13,325)  (22,488)  (33,312)
Income tax expense (64)  (272)  (443)  (272)
Net loss and comprehensive loss$(3,213) $(13,597) $(22,931) $(33,584)
Basic and diluted net loss per common share$(0.04) $(0.19) $(0.26) $(0.48)
Shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per common share 90,504,622   71,895,890   87,427,439   69,857,698 


 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
 
 December 31,
  2023   2022 
(In thousands)  (As Restated)
Cash and cash equivalents$35,778  $32,731 
Total assets 67,030   47,487 
Total liabilities 75,240   61,925 
Total stockholders’ deficit (8,210)  (14,438)

 


FAQ

What were Cidara Therapeutics' revenue figures for the full year 2023?

Revenue totaled $63.9 million for the full year 2023, with $17.6 million in Q4.

Where was REZZAYO approved for the treatment of invasive candidiasis?

REZZAYO was approved in the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK).

What major milestone did Cidara achieve in terms of enrollment in a clinical trial?

Cidara completed enrollment in the Phase 3 ReSTORE trial in China for rezafungin.

What type of data did Cidara present at the AACR Annual Meeting 2024?

Cidara presented new data on novel Cloudbreak DFC candidates at the AACR Annual Meeting 2024.

What recognition did Cidara receive in November 2023?

Cidara was named a Top Workplace in the San Diego Metro Area for the sixth year in November 2023.

What was Cidara's net loss for Q4 2023?

Cidara reported a net loss of $3.2 million for Q4 2023.

How much cash and cash equivalents did Cidara have as of December 31, 2023?

Cidara had $35.8 million in cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2023.

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