Pain Therapeutics Reports Q2 2011 Financial Results

Aug 04, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTIE) today reported financial results for its second quarter, which ended June 30, 2011. Net loss was $1.2 million, or $0.03 per share. We ended the quarter with cash and investments of $101.0 million. We still expect net cash requirements in 2011 to be under $5.0 million.

On June 24, 2011, we and Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced that a Complete Response Letter was received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the resubmission to the new drug application (NDA) for REMOXY® (oxycodone) Extended-Release Capsules CII. Pfizer is working to evaluate the issues described in the Complete Response Letter and plans to have further discussions with the FDA around them.

"Remoxy is still our destiny and its approval our destination," said Remi Barbier, Chairman, President and CEO. "We are humbled by the amount of time this journey is taking but remain highly encouraged by our partner's commitment and its talented, experienced and principled people."

Pain Therapeutics believes that its flagship drug candidate, REMOXY, can generate meaningful revenue after its commercial launch by Pfizer, based on the sheer size of the target market, Pfizer's marketing heft and strong presence in pain management, the potential advantages of REMOXY over existing products and the Company's 15-20% royalty on net sales in the U.S.

Q2 2011 Financial Detail

  • We received $4.6 million from stock option exercises.
  • Collaboration revenue of $28 thousand reflects reimbursement of our development expenses under our strategic alliance with Pfizer. 
  • Research and development expenses were $2.4 million in Q2 2011 compared to $2.2 million in Q2 2010. Research and development expenses included $0.8 million and $0.7 million in non-cash stock related compensation costs in Q2 2011 and Q2 2010, respectively.
  • General and administrative expenses were $1.8 million for Q2 2011, increased slightly from Q2 2010. General and administrative expenses included $0.7 million and $0.6 million in non-cash stock related compensation costs in Q2 2011 and Q2 2010, respectively.


REMOXY is an investigational extended-release oral formulation of oxycodone for the relief of moderate to severe pain requiring continuous, around-the-clock opioid treatment. We developed REMOXY to discourage common methods of drug tampering.

In 2005, we entered into a strategic alliance with King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop and commercialize REMOXY. We filed the initial NDA for REMOXY in June 2008 and received a Complete Response Letter in December 2008. King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. assumed full control of the development of REMOXY in March 2009, filed a resubmission to the REMOXY NDA in December 2010, and received a Complete Response Letter for such resubmission in June 2011. Pfizer obtained rights to REMOXY upon the close of its acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on February 28, 2011.

  • Pfizer is our exclusive, worldwide commercial partner for REMOXY and three other abuse-resistant prescription pain medications (except in Australia/New Zealand, where we retain commercial rights).
  • Upon the commercial launch of REMOXY, we will receive from Pfizer a royalty of 20% of net sales in the United States, except as to the first $1.0 billion in cumulative net sales, which royalty is set at 15%.  Outside the United States, the royalty rate is 10%.
  • In addition, we will receive from Pfizer a supplemental royalty fee payment of 6 to 11.5% of net sales, depending on the range of total dollar sales in each year. This supplemental payment is equal to the full amount of our financial obligations to Durect Corporation (Nasdaq:DRRX), our exclusive supplier of certain excipients in REMOXY.
  • To date, we have received total cash payments of $185.0 million in program fees and milestone payments in connection with the development of REMOXY and three other abuse-resistant drug candidates. 
  • Under the terms of our strategic alliance with Pfizer, we are eligible to receive up to $120.0 million in additional clinical/regulatory milestone payments, including a $15.0 million payment upon FDA approval of REMOXY.
  • Our development expenses for REMOXY and three other abuse-resistant pain medications that are in various stages of development, including hydrocodone, hydromorphone and oxymorphone, are reimbursed by Pfizer.
  • Pain Therapeutics retains commercial rights to REMOXY and abuse-resistant drug candidates in Australia/New Zealand. We have not yet announced a market entry strategy for these territories.

About Pain Therapeutics, Inc.

Pain Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that develops novel drugs. The FDA has not approved any of our drug candidates for commercial sale. For more information, please visit

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Pain Therapeutics disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Act. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our cash usage in 2011; plans with respect to continued pursuit of regulatory approval for REMOXY by our strategic partner; the potential for revenue from REMOXY (including statements relating to the expected market size, marketing capabilities of Pfizer and advantages of REMOXY over existing products); expected milestone payments under our strategic alliance; the use and market acceptance of abuse resistant formulations; our spending on our pipeline of drug candidate; and funding obligations of our partners. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various factors. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties relating to difficulties or delays in development, testing and pursuit of regulatory approval of our drug candidates; unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of our drug candidates; difficulties or delays in commercialization efforts with respect to our products; if any are approved for marketing, or failure of such products to gain market acceptance; the uncertainty of patent protection for our intellectual property or trade secrets; unanticipated additional research and development and other costs; the timing and receipt of funds from Pfizer; potential diversion by strategic partners of resources from the pursuit of development and commercialization of drug candidates subject to our strategic alliance; and the potential for abuse resistant pain medications or other competing products or therapies to be developed by competitors and potential competitors or others. For further information regarding these and other risks related to the Company's business, investors should consult the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(in thousands, except per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2011 2010 2011 2010
Program fee revenue  $ 2,724 $ 2,524 $ 5,448 $ 5,048
Collaboration revenue  28 132 540 857
Total revenue  2,752 2,656 5,988 5,905
Operating expenses         
Research and development  2,392 2,248 4,571 5,376
General and administrative  1,788 1,663 3,324 3,148
Total operating expenses  4,180 3,911 7,895 8,524
Operating loss  (1,428) (1,255) (1,907) (2,619)
Interest income  228 451 500 795
Net loss  $ (1,200) $ (804) $ (1,407) $ (1,824)
Net loss per share - basic and diluted  $ (0.03) $ (0.02) $ (0.03) $ (0.04)
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share - basic and diluted 44,190 42,663 43,660 42,537
      June 30, December 31,
      2011 2010(1)
Assets      (Unaudited)  
Current assets         
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities    $ 101,041 $ 91,226
Receivables      908 7,114
Other current assets      15 144
Total current assets      101,964 98,484
Non-current assets         
Property and equipment, net      192 285
Other assets      437 426
Total assets      $ 102,593 $ 99,195
Liabilities and stockholders' equity         
Current liabilities         
Accounts payable and accrued development expenses    $ 1,180 $ 1,365
Deferred program fee revenue - current portion    10,897 10,897
Other accrued liabilities      741 1,809
Total current liabilities      12,818 14,071
Non-current liabilities         
Deferred program fee revenue - non-current portion    46,312 51,760
Other liabilities      432 431
Total liabilities      59,562 66,262
Stockholders' equity         
Common stock      45 43
Additional paid-in-capital      173,591 161,957
Accumulated other comprehensive income      394 525
Accumulated deficit      (130,999) (129,592)
Total stockholders' equity      43,031 32,933
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity      $ 102,593 $ 99,195
(1) Derived from the Company's annual financial statements as of December 31, 2010, included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.        
CONTACT: Peter Roddy

         VP and Chief Financial Officer

         Pain Therapeutics, Inc.

         (512) 501-2450