SOURCE: Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

November 13, 2014 07:00 ET

Titan Pharmaceuticals Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Titan Management Team to Host Conference Call Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. EST

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2014) - Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing proprietary therapeutics for the treatment of select chronic diseases utilizing its ProNeura™ long-term drug delivery technology, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014.

Titan generated total revenue in the third quarter of 2014 of approximately $0.9 million, compared with approximately $2.2 million in the third quarter of 2013. Revenue earned during the quarters ended Sept. 30, 2014 and 2013 reflects the amortization of the upfront license fee received from development and commercialization partner Braeburn Pharmaceuticals in December 2012.

Total operating expenses for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014 were approximately $1.6 million, compared with approximately $2.3 million in the same quarter in 2013. These expenses consisted of research and development (R&D) expenses of approximately $0.8 million, compared with approximately $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2013, a decrease of approximately $0.9 million or 53 percent. The decrease in R&D expenses was due to lower external R&D expenses related to the Probuphine® product development program, as Titan's partner Braeburn is responsible for expenses related to the ongoing clinical study and resubmission of the Probuphine new drug application (NDA).

General and administrative (G&A) expenses for the third quarter of 2014 were approximately $0.9 million, compared with approximately $0.6 million in the same period in 2013, an increase of approximately $0.3 million or 50 percent. The increased G&A expenses for the third quarter of 2014 were primarily related to increases in legal and consulting fees, Board fees, depreciation expense and non-cash stock compensation and employee-related costs.

Net other income for the third quarter of 2014 was approximately $1.5 million, which was primarily related to non-cash gains on changes in the fair value of warrants. This compares to net other expense of approximately $1.0 million in the same quarter in 2013, which was primarily related to non-cash losses on changes in the fair value of warrants. Net income for the third quarter of 2014 was approximately $0.7 million, or approximately $0.01 per share, compared with a net loss of approximately $1.1 million, or approximately $0.01 per share in the third quarter in 2013.

At Sept. 30, 2014, Titan had approximately $7.5 million in cash. On Oct. 8, 2014 Titan closed a public offering of 21,000,000 units at an offering price of $0.50 per unit, raising net proceeds of approximately $9.6 million. These funds, together with the cash on hand at Sept. 30, 2014, are sufficient to support Titan's planned operations into the fourth quarter of 2016.

"During the quarter, patient enrollment in the Phase 3 study of Probuphine for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence surpassed the halfway mark. We are extremely pleased with this progress and Braeburn expects full enrollment in a few weeks with trial completion on schedule for the middle of 2015, followed by resubmission of the NDA later in the year," said Titan Pharmaceuticals President Sunil Bhonsle. "Additionally, we are particularly looking forward to working with experts to develop ProNeura for Parkinson's disease, as well as for other select chronic diseases for which the long-term, continuous delivery of medication could offer safety and efficacy benefits. Our goal is to complete the non-clinical work necessary for filing an investigational new drug application (IND) in the Parkinson's product development program and be ready to commence the initial proof of concept clinical study in the first half of 2016, following potential approval of Probuphine."

"With Probuphine advancing through the regulatory process and a strong cash position due to our recent financing, Titan is well positioned to potentially generate additional value for the company," said Marc Rubin, M.D., executive chairman. "In the third quarter, Titan began to take the necessary steps to add new members to our board of directors and earlier in the week we welcomed life sciences industry veterans Joseph A. Akers and James McNab Jr. to our board. Their expertise in corporate development, finance and governance are ideally suited to advancing Titan to its next stage of development."

Conference Call
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP) will host a live conference call at 11 a.m. EST / 8 a.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 to discuss the company's financial results as of Sept. 30, 2014. The call will be hosted by Sunil Bhonsle, president; Katherine Glassman Beebe, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief development officer; Brian Crowley, vice president of finance, and Marc Rubin, M.D., executive chairman.

The live webcast of the call may be accessed by visiting the Titan website at www.titanpharm.com. The call can also be accessed by dialing 888-481-2844, participant code 9367783 five minutes prior to the start time. A replay of the call will be available on the company website approximately two hours after completion of the call and will be archived for two weeks.

About Titan Pharmaceuticals
Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP), based in South San Francisco, CA, is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing proprietary therapeutics primarily for the treatment of serious medical disorders for which steady state delivery of a drug has the potential to provide an efficacy and/or safety benefit. The company's lead product candidate is Probuphine®, a novel and long-acting formulation of buprenorphine for the long-term maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Probuphine employs Titan's proprietary drug delivery system ProNeura™, which is capable of delivering sustained, consistent levels of medication for six months or longer. Titan has granted North American commercial rights for Probuphine to Braeburn Pharmaceuticals. If approved, Probuphine would be the first and only commercialized treatment of opioid dependence to provide continuous, around-the-clock blood levels of buprenorphine for six months following a single procedure. The ProNeura technology has the potential to be used in developing products for treating other chronic conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, where maintaining consistent blood levels of a dopamine agonist may benefit the patient and improve medical outcomes. For more information about Titan, please visit www.titanpharm.com.

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's current expectations include those risks and uncertainties relating to the regulatory approval process, the development, testing, production and marketing of our drug candidates, patent and intellectual property matters and strategic agreements and relationships. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

   
TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.  
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)  
(in thousands, except per share amount)  
(unaudited)  
   
  Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
  2014     2013     2014     2013  
Revenue:                              
  License revenue $ 911     $ 2,198     $ 2,734     $ 8,146  
  Royalty revenue   -       -       -       1,424  
    Total revenue   911       2,198       2,734       9,570  
                               
Operating expense:                              
  Research and development   782       1,679       2,480       7,380  
  General and administrative   867       647       2,476       2,439  
    Total operating expense   1,649       2,326       4,956       9,819  
Loss from operations   (738 )     (128 )     (2,222 )     (249 )
                               
    Other income (expense), net   1,454       (1,017 )     292       10,169  
Net income (loss) and comprehensive                              
income (loss) $ 716     $ (1,145 )   $ (1,930 )   $ 9,920  
                               
Basic net income (loss) per share $ 0.01     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.02 )   $ 0.12  
                               
Diluted net income (loss) per share $ (0.01 )   $ -     $ (0.03 )   $ 0.11  
                               
Weighted average shares used in computing basic net income (loss) per share   88,998       82,544       88,975       81,125  
                               
Weighted average shares used in computing diluted net income (loss) per share   89,368       82,544       89,284       81,832  
                               
                               
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
                               
  September 30,     December 31,                  
  2014     2013                  
                               
Assets                              
  Cash $ 7,450     $ 11,798                  
  Receivables   4,143       4,818                  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   266       204                  
    Total current assets   11,859       16,820                  
  Property and equipment, net   1,357       1,603                  
  $ 13,216     $ 18,423                  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                              
  Current liabilities $ 7,461     $ 10,846                  
  Warrant liabilities   1,504       1,817                  
  Stockholders' equity   4,251       5,760                  
  $ 13,216     $ 18,423                  
                               

Contact Information

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    Sunil Bhonsle
    650-244-4990
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