MALVERN, PA — Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BXRX), a pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutics for acute care settings, recently reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.
“During the first quarter of 2020, we received regulatory approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ANJESO™ (meloxicam) injection,” said Gerri Henwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Baudax Bio. “We are also making significant progress strengthening the balance sheet and securing capital to execute on the planned launch and commercialization of ANJESO. Despite the challenging macro-market conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are on track to advance into a commercial launch by early June 2020.”
First Quarter 2020 and Recent Business Highlights
- FDA Approves ANJESO for Management of Moderate to Severe Pain. On February 20, 2020, Baudax received approval from the FDA for ANJESO, which is indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain, alone or in combination with other non-NSAID analgesics. ANJESO will be administered as a once-a-day intravenous (IV) bolus.
- ANJESO Now Available in the U.S. In April 2020, Baudax announced that ANJESO, the only 24-hour, IV COX-2 preferential NSAID to offer once-daily dosing for acute pain, is available for ordering and delivery to customers. In April, Baudax had its first product sale to an end user customer. Baudax is in the process of hiring and training its field sales force and expects to execute the ANJESO commercial launch by early June 2020.
- Strengthened the Balance Sheet Through the Completion of a $25 Million Public Offering of Securities. In March 2020, Baudax announced completion of an underwritten public offering reflective of 7,692,308 shares of its common stock, Series A Warrants to purchase 7,692,308 shares of common stock and Series B Warrants to purchase 7,692,308 shares of common stock, at an exercise price of $4.59 per share for Series A Warrants and at an exercise price of $3.25 per share for Series B Warrants. Each share of common stock was sold together with one Series A warrant and one Series B warrant for a combined price of $3.25 per share. Net proceeds to Baudax from this offering were approximately $23.1 million.
- Company Signs Non-Binding Term Sheet for Debt Facility. In March 2020, Baudax signed a non-binding term sheet with an undisclosed party for a secured term loan for up to $20 million in non-dilutive funding over the next 12 to 18 months. It did so as part of its overall capital financing strategy to fund the Company and support the upcoming commercial launch of ANJESO. The Company continues to pursue this debt facility.
First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
As of March 31, 2020, Baudax had cash and cash equivalents of $38.3 million.
For the three months ended March 31, 2020, research and development expenses were $3.1 million, compared to $9.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019. The decrease of $6.5 million was primarily due to a decrease in pre-commercialization manufacturing and clinical costs for ANJESO, a decrease in development costs for other pipeline products, and a decrease in personnel costs.
For the three months ended March 31, 2020, selling, general and administrative expenses were $8.0 million, compared to $9.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019. The decrease of $1.8 million was due to decreases in personnel and pre-commercial consulting costs. These decreases in costs were partially offset by increases in public company costs as the prior year costs represent an allocated portion of the costs in the historical combined financial statements prior to the separation of Baudax from Recro Pharma, Inc. in November 2019.
For the three months ended March 31, 2020, Baudax reported a net loss of $40.3 million, or $4.03 per share, which includes non-cash charges of approximately $32 million associated with a change in contingent consideration and in-process research and development intangible amortization because of FDA approval of ANJESO, depreciation, marked to market expense on the warrants, and stock-based compensation. This compares to a net loss of $4.3 million, or $0.46 per share, for the comparable period in 2019. Cash used in operating activities was $6.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 which reflects the net loss excluding non-cash items offset by changes in working capital.
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