SOURCE: Atossa Genetics, Inc.

Atossa Genetics, Inc.

August 12, 2016 08:00 ET

Atossa Genetics Announces Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Provides Company Update

Conference Call to Be Held Monday, August 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2016) - Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) today announced Second Quarter ended June 30, 2016 financial results and provided an update on recent company developments. 

Dr. Steve Quay, President and CEO, commented, "We are encouraged by our continued progress on both our recently announced new drug development program with oral endoxifen and our ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of intraductal fulvestrant administration in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or invasive breast cancer." Dr. Quay continued, "With our recently announced settlement with Besins Healthcare, we will have an additional $1.76 million to commit to executing on the promise of our two exciting drug developments programs. We have made substantial progress on both of our drug development programs: For oral endoxifen we have filed patent applications; contracted for the initial drug supply; and identified its initial indication -- breast cancer patients who are refractory to tamoxifen thereby getting little or no benefit from taking tamoxifen. Our Phase 2 clinical trial of intraductal fulvestrant is ongoing and is progressing as planned."

Recent Corporate Developments 

Atossa's important recent developments include the following:

  • In August, 2016, Atossa Genetics Settled Litigation With Besins Healthcare, to receive Cash Payment of $1.76 Million, License Agreement Terminated

  • In June 2016, Atossa Genetics Initiated an Additional Drug Development Program with Oral Endoxifen for Patients Refractory to Tamoxifen

  • In May 2016, Atossa Genetics Announced a $10 Million At-the-Market Common Stock Purchase Agreement With Aspire Capital Fund, LLC

  • In March 2016, Atossa Genetics Opened its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Intraductal Fulvestrant Administration in Women with DCIS or Breast Cancer

Q2 2016 Financial Results  

Total operating expenses were $1.7 million and $4.0 million for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively, consisting of general and administrative (G&A) expenses of $1.6 million and $3.7 million, respectively, and R&D expenses of $169,000 and $319,000, respectively. As a result of the sale of NRLBH in December 2015, operating expenses related to the NRLBH are presented separately as discontinued operations for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2015.

Operating expenses from continuing operations for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2016 decreased $1.5 million and $2.4 million, or 45.7% and 37.1%, respectively, from $3.2 million and $6.4 million for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively, which consisted of G&A expenses of $2.4 million and $4.8 million, respectively, R&D expenses of $373,000 and $939,000, respectively, and selling expenses of $343,000 and $689,000, respectively. The decrease in operating expenses is mainly attributed to the 2015 launch of new devices and services which are not being pursued in 2016 and investing more in new R&D programs in the first quarter of 2015 compared to 2016. 

For the three months and six months ended June 30, 2016, the Company recorded a net loss of $1.7 million and $4.0 million, respectively.

Conference Call Information

Management will host a business update conference call on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm eastern time to review Second Quarter ended June 30, 2016 financial results and provide a company update. Following management's formal remarks, there will be a question and answer session.

To listen to the call by phone, interested parties within the U.S. should call 1-844-824-3830 and International callers should call 1-412-317-5140. All callers should ask for the Atossa Genetics conference call. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast at www.atossagenetics.com. Details for the webcast may be found on the Company's IR events page at http://ir.atossagenetics.com/ir-calendar.

A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through September 15, 2016. The replay can be accessed via Atossa's website or by dialing 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international) or Canada Toll Free at 855-669-9658. The replay conference ID number is 10091229.

About Atossa Genetics

Atossa Genetics Inc. is developing novel and locally-administered pharmaceuticals to address breast conditions, including cancer. For more information, please visit www.atossagenetics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements in this press release, which Atossa undertakes no obligation to update, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated or estimated future results, including the risks and uncertainties associated with actions and inactions by the FDA, the outcome or timing of regulatory approvals needed by Atossa, lower than anticipated rate of patient enrollment, results of clinical studies, the safety and efficacy of Atossa's products and services, performance of clinical research organizations and investigators, obstacles resulting from proprietary rights held by others with respect to fulvestrant, such as patent rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in Atossa's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation its periodic reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, each as amended and supplemented from time to time.

   
   
ATOSSA GENETICS INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
   
    June 30,     December 31,  
    2016     2015  
    (Unaudited)        
Assets                
Current assets                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 1,190,866     $ 3,715,895  
  Restricted cash     55,000       275,000  
  Prepaid expense     209,129       193,293  
  Other current assets     -       110,663  
    Total current assets     1,454,995       4,294,851  
                   
  Furniture and equipment, net     114,235       171,568  
  Intangible assets, net     1,447,010       1,700,565  
  Other assets     268,379       76,337  
    Total assets   $ 3,284,619     $ 6,243,321  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                
                 
Current liabilities                
  Accounts payable   $ 282,791     $ 814,448  
  Accrued expenses     75,773       463,676  
  Payroll liabilities     492,967       1,159,335  
  Other current liabilities     22,734       64,128  
    Total current liabilities     874,265       2,501,587  
                 
Stockholders' equity                
  Preferred stock - $.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding     -       -  
  Common stock - $.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized, 39,569,510 and 32,657,257 shares issued and outstanding     39,569       32,657  
  Additional paid-in capital     57,355,571       54,643,940  
  Accumulated deficit     (54,984,786 )     (50,934,863 )
    Total stockholders' equity     2,410,354       3,741,734  
                   
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 3,284,619     $ 6,243,321  
                   
   
   
ATOSSA GENETICS INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(UNAUDITED)  
   
    For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
    For The Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Net revenue   $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  
Cost of revenue     -       -       -       -  
    Gross profit     -       -       -       -  
Operating expenses:                                
  Selling     -       343,322       -       689,168  
  Research and development     168,992       373,474       318,963       939,275  
  General and administrative     1,553,391       2,453,751       3,730,960       4,807,687  
    Total operating expenses     1,722,383       3,170,547       4,049,923       6,436,130  
Operating loss     (1,722,383 )     (3,170,547 )     (4,049,923 )     (6,436,130 )
Other income (expense)     -       48,659       -       40,155  
Loss before income taxes     (1,722,383 )     (3,121,888 )     (4,049,923 )     (6,395,975 )
Income taxes     -       -       -       -  
  Loss from continuing operations     (1,722,383 )     (3,121,888 )     (4,049,923 )     (6,395,975 )
  Loss from discontinued operations     -       (23,438 )     -       (84,642 )
Net loss   $ (1,722,383 )   $ (3,145,326 )   $ (4,049,923 )   $ (6,480,617 )
Loss per common share - basic and diluted   $ (0.05 )   $ (0.11 )   $ (0.12 )   $ (0.25 )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic & diluted     34,550,826       27,686,202       33,058,066       25,805,293  

Contact Information

  • Atossa Genetics Company Contact:

    Atossa Genetics Inc.
    Kyle Guse
    CFO and General Counsel
    (O) 800-351-3902
    kyle.guse@atossagenetics.com

    Investor Relations Contact

    Scott Gordon
    CorProminence LLC
    377 Oak Street
    Concourse 2
    Garden City, NY 11530
    Office: 516.222.2560
    scottg@corprominence.com