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--Advanced NGM282 into Phase 2b ALPINE 2/3 clinical study in NASH--
--Received $177.8 million in aggregate net proceeds in April from Initial Public Offering
and private placement with Merck--
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGM), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing transformative therapeutics for patients, today provided a business update and reported first quarter 2019 financial results for the period ending March 31, 2019.
“We’ve had a productive 2019 thus far, making progress on multiple fronts, including the initiation of a Phase 2b clinical trial evaluating NGM282 in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and F2-F3 liver fibrosis,” said David J. Woodhouse, Ph.D., chief executive officer of NGM. “Bolstered by the successful completion of our IPO in April and a strong cash position, we continue to advance our broad clinical and preclinical pipeline of next generation medicines. We look forward to sharing further developments regarding these programs later this year.”
First Quarter 2019 and Recent Highlights
First Quarter Financial Results
About NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
NGM is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutics based on scientific understanding of key biological pathways underlying cardio-metabolic, liver, oncologic and ophthalmic diseases. The company leverages its biology-centric drug discovery approach to uncover novel mechanisms of action and generate proprietary insights that enable it to move rapidly into proof-of-concept studies and deliver potential first-in-class medicines to patients. NGM aspires to operate one of the most productive research and development engines in the biopharmaceutical industry, with multiple programs in clinical development. Visit http://www.ngmbio.com for more information.
Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," and similar expressions (as well as other words or expressions referencing future events, conditions, or circumstances) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include those related to NGM’s advancement of its clinical and preclinical pipeline; the timing, enrollment and results of NGM’s clinical trials, including the continued enrollment and announcement of preliminary results of the Phase 2b clinical study of NGM282 in patients with NASH; the safety, tolerability and efficacy of NGM’s product candidates; NGM’s ability to fund its clinical programs and NGM’s financial outlook. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on NGM’s current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or achievements of NGM could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the sections titled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our prospectus dated April 3, 2019, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act 1933, as amended, which is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will be made available in NGM’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 and other filings that we make from time to time with the SEC. Except as required by law, NGM assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons if actual results differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.
NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Related party revenue||$||25,552||$||18,613|
|Research and development||29,527||19,454|
|General and administrative||5,367||3,874|
|Total operating expenses||34,894||23,328|
|Loss from operations||(9,342||)||(4,715||)|
|Other income (expense), net||(36||)||22|
|Net loss per common share, basic and diluted||$||(1.21||)||$||(0.64||)|
|Weighted average shares used to compute net loss per common
share, basic and diluted
NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||47,313||$||56,923|
|Short-term marketable securities||146,126||149,710|
|Related party receivable from collaboration||—||3,669|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||5,706||4,255|
|Total current assets||199,145||214,557|
|Property and equipment, net||23,319||23,893|
|Deferred IPO costs||3,669||2,292|
|Other non-current assets||3,245||3,094|
|Liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders' deficit|
|Deferred rent, current||2,719||2,683|
|Deferred revenue, current||22,041||19,025|
|Total current liabilities||42,879||41,486|
|Deferred rent, non-current||11,532||12,221|
|Deferred revenue, non-current||—||3,942|
|Early exercise stock option liability||1,322||1,559|
|Convertible preferred stock warrant liability||—||198|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value;||295,072||294,874|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value;||7||7|
|Additional paid-in capital||42,477||39,258|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(45||)||(267||)|
|Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders' deficit||$||231,627||$||246,085|
*The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2018 has been derived from the audited financial statements as of that date.