Dova Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2018 Operating and Financial Results
Dova Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2018 Operating and Financial Results
DOPTELET approved by
DOPTELET launched on
Conference call scheduled for
Investor & Analyst Day scheduled for
“In the second quarter, we achieved our most significant milestone in Dova’s corporate history with the approval and launch of DOPTELET in the United States” said Alex C. Sapir, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dova. “We are pleased with the feedback we are hearing from physicians both in terms of how the drug is performing clinically, as well as the reimbursement support their patients are receiving through DOVA1SOURCE. This has translated to a high level of payer approval, as over 80% of referrals have been approved. In addition, we remain well-positioned financially, with approximately
DOPTLET® Launch Highlights
May 21st, DOPTELET® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration( FDA) for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) who are scheduled to undergo a procedure. DOPTELET was launched in the United Stateson June 4th.
- A total of 148 health care professionals have prescribed DOPTELET to their patients since launch with an increasing number using DOPTELET for multiple patients within their practice.
- For prescriptions that have completed the adjudication process with payers, the Company has seen greater than 80% of those prescriptions approved by the payer with an average approval time of 6.9 days.
- The Company has made significant progress in its outreach efforts to target prescribers having reached 62% of top hepatologists an average of 3.1 times since launch.
- Pivotal Phase 3 data for DOPTELET were published in Gastroenterology (https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2018.05.025). The data were also highlighted at several key global scientific conferences including Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2018, the 23rd
Congressof the European Hematology Association(EHA), and the 64th International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis(ISTH).
Other Important Highlights for the Quarter
April 27th, the Company submitted a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency(EMA) for DOPTELET for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with CLD who are scheduled to undergo a procedure. The EMA has granted a Standard Review Assessment with a targeted decision date of July 2019.
- A supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the treatment of patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an inadequate response to a previous treatment remains on track for submission to the
FDAin the third quarter of 2018.
- The Company has initiated a Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia (CIT).
- The Company repaid, in full, the secured promissory note that was issued to
Eisaion March 31, 2016of $31.1 million. The Company refinanced a portion of the note by entering into a Loan and Security Agreement with Silicon Valley Bank(SVB) for $20.0 millionon April 17, 2018. The loan matures on April 17, 2021unless a specified revenue milestone is achieved in which case the maturity date will be extended to April 17, 2022.
Nancy J. Wysenski, an industry veteran with over 30 years of commercial and sales leadership, joined the Company’s Board of Directors. As the former Chief Commercial Officer at Vertex, she was responsible for launching Incivek®, a treatment for hepatitis C, which is considered by many to be the most successful drug launch in U.S. history.
Dova will provide an update and additional details on DOPTELET’s launch activities during today’s call as well as at its upcoming Investor and Analyst Day scheduled for
Second Quarter and Financial Results
Dova reported a net loss of
For the second quarter of 2018, Dova reported net product sales from DOPTELET of
Cost of product sales for the second quarter were
Research and development expenses were
Selling, general and administrative expenses were
Company to Host Conference Call
Dova will host a conference call today,
To participate on the live call, please dial 866-550-8145 (domestic) or +1-430-775-1344 (international) and provide the conference ID 9093837 five to 10 minutes before the start of the call.
A live audio webcast of the call will also be available via the "Investor Relations" page of the Dova website, www.dova.com. Please log on through Dova's website approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. A replay of the webcast will be archived on Dova's website for 90 days following the call.
Indication and Important Safety Information
DOPTELET (avatrombopag) is indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a procedure.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
DOPTELET is a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist and TPO receptor agonists have been associated with thrombotic and thromboembolic complications in patients with chronic liver disease. Portal vein thrombosis has been reported in patients with chronic liver disease treated with TPO receptor agonists. In the ADAPT-1 and ADAPT-2 clinical trials, there was 1 treatment-emergent event of portal vein thrombosis in a patient (n=1/430) with chronic liver disease and thrombocytopenia treated with DOPTELET.
Consider the potential increased thrombotic risk when administering DOPTELET to patients with known risk factors for thromboembolism, including genetic prothrombotic conditions (Factor V Leiden, Prothrombin 20210A, Antithrombin deficiency or Protein C or S deficiency).
DOPTELET should not be administered to patients with chronic liver disease in an attempt to normalize platelet counts.
Most common adverse reactions (≥ 3%) were: pyrexia, abdominal pain, nausea, headache, fatigue, and edema peripheral.
Please see full Prescribing Information for DOPTELET (avatrombopag) www.doptelet.com
Dova is a pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing, and commercializing drug candidates for rare diseases where there is a high unmet need, with an initial focus on addressing thrombocytopenia. Dova’s proprietary pipeline includes one commercial product, DOPTELET, for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic liver disease scheduled to undergo a procedure.
Cautionary Notes Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as “anticipated”, “believe”, “expect”, “may”, “plan”, “potential”, “will”, and similar expressions, and are based on Dova’s current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include expectations regarding the future success of DOPTELET and the timing of a submission of a sNDA for the treatment of patients with ITP. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such statements. Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially include uncertainties inherent in the conduct of clinical trials, increased regulatory requirements, Dova’s reliance on third parties over which it may not always have full control, and other risks and uncertainties that are described in Dova’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
Chief Financial Officer
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Product sales, net||$||1,957||$||-||$||1,957||$||-|
|Total revenue, net||4,584||-||4,584||-|
|Cost of product sales (see Note A)||519||-||519||-|
|Research and development (see Note A)||4,508||3,293||7,924||7,569|
|Selling, general and administrative (see Note A)||18,565||1,905||28,826||2,860|
|Total operating expenses||23,592||5,198||37,269||10,429|
|Loss from operations||(19,008||)||(5,198||)||(32,685||)||(10,429||)|
|Interest income and other income (expense), net||(195||)||(14||)||27||19|
|Total other expenses, net||(649||)||(309||)||(742||)||(502||)|
|Net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.70||)||$||(0.32||)||$||(1.22||)||$||(0.63||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||28,194,046||17,332,257||27,396,052||17,332,257|
|Stock-based compensation expense included in:|
|Cost of product sales||$||292||$||-||$||292||$||-|
|Research and development||582||130||1,012||130|
|Selling, general and administrative||3,318||489||5,703||489|
|Total stock-based compensation||$||4,192||$||619||$||7,007||$||619|
|Summary Balance Sheet Data|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and equivalents||$||134,695||$||94,846|
|Debt/Note, short-term and long-term||$||20,150||$||30,212|
|Total stockholders' equity||$||109,717||$||61,182|
Source: Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc.