SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
|☒||QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934|
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2022
|☐||TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934|
For the transition period from _____ to _____
Commission File Number: 001-38599
Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
30 Technology Drive, Warren, NJ 07059
|(State or other jurisdiction of Incorporation or organization)|
( 908) 941-1900
|(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)|
(Address, Zip Code and Telephone Number of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||AQST||NASDAQ Global Market|
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. ☒ Yes ☐ No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). ☒ Yes ☐ No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
|Large accelerated filer||☐||Accelerated filer||☐|
|Non-accelerated filer||☒||Smaller reporting company||☒|
| ||Emerging growth company||☒|
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). ☐ Yes ☒ No
The number of outstanding shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value of $0.001 per share, as of the close of business on July 25, 2022 was 53,350,654.
AQUESTIVE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
AQUESTIVE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
| ||June 30,|
|Assets|| || |
|Current assets:|| || |
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||17,695 ||$||28,024 |
|Trade and other receivables, net||19,165 ||12,120 |
|Inventories, net||5,008 ||4,038 |
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,637 ||3,077 |
|Total current assets||43,505 ||47,259 |
|Property and equipment, net||4,569 ||5,055 |
|Right-of-use assets, net||2,314 ||2,725 |
|Intangible assets, net ||25 ||51 |
|Other non-current assets||5,897 ||6,903 |
|Total assets||$||56,310 ||$||61,993 |
|Liabilities and stockholders’ deficit|
|Accounts payable||$||8,887 ||$||8,314 |
|Accrued expenses||7,042 ||8,736 |
|Lease liabilities, current||913 ||899 |
|Deferred revenue, current||1,599 ||765 |
|Liability related to the sale of future revenue, current||1,445 ||1,225 |
|Loans payable, current||9,750 ||2,025 |
|Total current liabilities||29,636 ||21,964 |
|Loans payable, net||43,821 ||51,551 |
|Liability related to the sale of future revenue, net||61,839 ||59,059 |
|Lease liabilities||1,502 ||1,946 |
|Deferred revenue||13,490 ||7,122 |
|Other non-current liabilities||2,379 ||2,485 |
|Total liabilities||152,667 ||144,127 |
|Contingencies (Note 19)|
Common stock, $0.001 par value. Authorized 250,000,000 shares; 53,343,989 and 41,228,736 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
|53 ||41 |
|Additional paid-in capital||189,908 ||174,621 |
|Total stockholders’ deficit||(96,357)||(82,134)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit||$||56,310 ||$||61,993 |
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
AQUESTIVE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(In thousands, except share and per share data amounts)
| ||Three Months Ended|
|Six Months Ended|
|Revenues||$||13,265 ||$||15,345 ||$||25,535 ||$||26,467 |
|Costs and expenses:|
|Manufacture and supply||5,242 ||4,466 ||9,456 ||7,223 |
|Research and development||5,198 ||4,262 ||9,971 ||7,921 |
|Selling, general and administrative||15,587 ||13,134 ||28,608 ||26,365 |
|Total costs and expenses||26,027 ||21,862 ||48,035 ||41,509 |
|Loss from operations||(12,762)||(6,517)||(22,500)||(15,042)|
|Other income/ (expenses):|
|Interest expense related to the sale of future revenue, net||(1,937)||(3,466)||(3,798)||(6,800)|
|Interest and other income, net||32 ||373 ||29 ||321 |
|Net loss before income taxes||(16,302)||(12,367)||(29,522)||(27,039)|
|Income taxes||— ||— ||— ||— |
|Net loss per share - basic and diluted||$||(0.36)||$||(0.33)||$||(0.68)||$||(0.74)|
|Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted||45,462,516 ||37,065,300 ||43,475,198 ||36,318,437 |
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
AQUESTIVE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit
(In thousands, except share amounts)
| ||Common Stock||Additional|
| || || || || |
|Balance at December 31, 2021||41,228,736 ||$||41 ||$||174,621 ||$||(256,796)||$||(82,134)|
|Common Stock issued under public equity offering||391,652 ||— ||1,360 ||— ||1,360 |
|Costs of common stock issued under public equity offering||— ||— ||(62)||— ||(62)|
|Share-based compensation expense||— ||— ||913 ||— ||913 |
|Other||— ||— ||1 ||(1)||— |
|Net loss||— ||— ||— ||(13,220)||(13,220)|
|Balance at March 31, 2022||41,620,388 ||41 ||176,833 ||(270,017)||(93,143)|
|Fair value of warrants issued||— ||— ||5,874 ||— ||5,874 |
|Common Stock issued under private equity offering||6,686,491 ||7 ||4,622 ||— ||4,629 |
|Costs of common stock issued under private equity offering||— ||— ||(824)||— ||(824)|
|Common Stock issued upon warrant exercises||4,000,000 ||4 ||(4)||— ||— |
|Common Stock issued under public equity offering||1,013,226 ||1 ||1,251 ||— ||1,252 |
|Costs of common stock issued under public equity offering||— ||— ||(77)||— ||(77)|
|Shares issued under employee stock purchase plan||23,884 ||— ||15 ||— ||15 |
|Share-based compensation expense||— ||— ||2,219 ||— ||2,219 |
|Vested restricted stock units||— ||— ||— ||— ||— |
|Other||— ||— ||(1)||1 ||— |
|Net loss||— ||— ||— ||(16,302)||(16,302)|
|Balance at June 30, 2022||53,343,989 ||$||53 ||$||189,908 ||$||(286,318)||$||(96,357)|
|Balance at December 31,2020||34,569,254 ||$||35 ||$||137,725 ||$||(186,257)||$||(48,497)|
|Common Stock issued under public equity offering||1,672,104 ||1 ||10,196 ||— ||10,197 |
|Costs of common stock issued under public equity offering||— ||— ||(306)||— ||(306)|
|Share-based compensation expense||— ||— ||1,507 ||— ||1,507 |
|Other||— ||— ||(27)||— ||(27)|
|Net loss||— ||— ||— ||(14,672)||(14,672)|
|Balance at March 31, 2021||36,241,358 ||36 ||149,095 ||(200,929)||(51,798)|
|Common Stock issued under public equity offering||2,304,949 ||3 ||9,238 ||— ||9,241 |
|Costs of common stock issued under public equity offering||— ||— ||(627)||— ||(627)|
|Shares issued under employee stock purchase plan||19,270 ||— ||76 ||— ||76 |
|Share-based compensation expense||— ||— ||1,710 ||— ||1,710 |
|Vested restricted stock units||2,665 ||— ||(4)||— ||(4)|
|Net loss||— ||— ||— ||(12,367)||(12,367)|
|Balance at June 30, 2021||38,568,242 ||39 ||159,488 ||(213,296)||(53,769)|
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
AQUESTIVE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
| ||Six Months Ended|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used for operating activities:|
|Depreciation, amortization, and impairment||1,394 ||1,497 |
|Share-based compensation||3,132 ||3,228 |
|Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts||109 ||2,388 |
|Interest expense related to the sale of future revenue, net||3,722 ||6,729 |
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Trade and other receivables, net||(6,949)||(5,392)|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||2,446 ||2,532 |
|Accounts payable||574 ||1,011 |
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||(2,021)||(2,971)|
|Deferred revenue||7,202 ||2,667 |
|Net cash used for operating activities||(21,044)||(15,853)|
|Net cash used for investing activities||(781)||(297)|
|Proceeds from common stock issued under public equity offering, net||2,473 ||18,505 |
|Proceeds from common stock issued under private equity offering, net||3,805 ||— |
|Proceeds from issuance and exercise of warrants||5,878 ||— |
|Proceeds from shares issued under employee stock purchase plan||15 ||76 |
|Premium paid to retire debt||(675)||— |
|Payments for taxes on share-based compensation||— ||(4)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||11,496 ||18,577 |
|Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents||(10,329)||2,427 |
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||28,024 ||31,807 |
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||17,695 ||$||34,234 |
|Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:|
|Cash payments for interest||$||1,609 ||$||3,219 |
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.
AQUESTIVE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share information)
Note 1. Company Overview and Basis of Presentation
(A) Company Overview
Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (together with its subsidiary, “Aquestive” or “the Company”) is a pharmaceutical company advancing medicines to solve patients’ problems with current standards of care, providing transformative products to improve their lives. The Company is developing orally administered products to deliver complex molecules, providing novel alternatives to invasive and inconvenient standard of care therapies. The Company has five products on the U.S. market, four licensed products and one stand-alone proprietary product to date, Sympazan® (clobazam) oral film for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Our licensees market their products in the U.S. and around the world. The Company also collaborates with pharmaceutical companies to bring new molecules to market using proprietary, best-in-class technologies, like PharmFilm®, and has proven drug development and commercialization capabilities. The Company is advancing a late-stage proprietary product pipeline focused on treating diseases of the central nervous system, or CNS, and an earlier stage pipeline for the treatment of severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. The Company's production facilities are located in Portage, Indiana, and our corporate headquarters, sales and commercialization operations and primary research laboratory facilities are based in Warren, New Jersey.
(B) Equity Transactions
Equity Offering of Common Stock
On September 11, 2019, the Company established an “At-The-Market” (ATM) facility pursuant to which the Company may offer up to $25,000 of shares of common stock. On November 20, 2020, the Company began utilizing the ATM facility.
On March 26, 2021, the Company filed a prospectus supplement to offer up to an additional $50,000 of shares of common stock under the ATM facility. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company sold 1,404,878 shares which provided net proceeds of approximately $2,473 after deducting commissions and other transaction costs of $139. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Company sold 3,977,053 shares which provided net proceeds of approximately $18,505 after deducting commissions and other transaction costs of $933. This ATM facility has approximately $34,791 available at June 30, 2022.
On April 12, 2022, the Company entered into a purchase agreement ("Lincoln Park Purchase Agreement") with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC ("Lincoln Park"), which provides that, upon the terms and subject to the conditions and limitations set forth in the Lincoln Park Purchase Agreement, the Company has the right, but not the obligation, to sell to Lincoln Park up to $40,000 worth of shares of its common stock from time to time over the 36-month term of the Lincoln Park Purchase Agreement. The Lincoln Park Purchase Agreement contains an ownership limitation such that we will not issue, and Lincoln Park will not purchase, shares of common stock if it would result in their beneficial ownership exceeding 9.99%. Lincoln Park has covenanted under the Lincoln Park Purchase Agreement not to cause or engage in any manner whatsoever, any direct or indirect short selling or hedging of the Company's common stock. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company sold 1,611,181 shares including commitment shares, which provided proceeds of approximately $1,987 in connection with the Lincoln Park Purchase Agreement. On April 13, 2022, the Company filed a prospectus supplement in connection with this offering.
On June 6, 2022, the Company entered into securities purchase agreements ("Securities Purchase Agreements") with certain purchasers. The Securities Purchase Agreements provided for the sale and issuance by the Company of an aggregate of: (i) 4,850,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, (ii) pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 4,000,000 shares of common stock and (iii) common stock warrants to purchase up to 8,850,000 shares of common stock. The Company received net proceeds of approximately $7,796, after deducting placement agent fees and expenses and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. On June 8, 2022, the Company filed a prospectus supplement in connection with this equity offering.
(C) Basis of Presentation
The accompanying interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) and with Article 10 of Regulation S-X for interim financial reporting. In compliance with those rules, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual consolidated financial
statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and related notes for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 8, 2022 (the “2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K”). As included herein, the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2021 is derived from the audited consolidated financial statements as of that date. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair statement of the results of interim periods have been included. The accompanying financial statements reflect certain reclassifications from previously issued financial statements to conform to the current presentation. The Company has evaluated subsequent events for disclosure through the date of issuance of the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements.
Any reference in these notes to applicable guidance refers to the authoritative U.S. GAAP as found in the Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) and Accounting Standards Updates (“ASU”) of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”).
Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
(A) Recent Accounting Pronouncements
As an emerging growth company, the Company has elected to take advantage of the extended transition period afforded by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act for the implementation of new or revised accounting standards and, as a result, the Company will comply with new or revised accounting standards no later than the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for emerging growth companies. The Company believes that the impact of recently issued accounting standards that are not yet effective will not have a material impact on its financial position or results of operations upon adoption.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements Not Adopted as of June 30, 2022:
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326), amending existing guidance on the accounting for credit losses on financial instruments within its scope. The guidance provides for use of a forward-looking expected loss model for estimating credit losses, replacing the incurred loss model that is based on past events and current conditions. The new guidance also changes the impairment model for available-for-sale debt securities, requiring the use of an allowance to record estimated credit losses (and subsequent recoveries). The new guidance is effective for the Company beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company does not expect the new accounting guidance to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt-Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging-Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity. This Accounting Standards Update was issued to address the complexity in accounting for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. Among other provisions, the amendments in this ASU significantly change the guidance on the issuer’s accounting for convertible instruments and the guidance on the derivative scope exception for contracts in an entity’s own equity such that fewer conversion features will require separate recognition, and fewer freestanding instruments, like warrants, will require liability treatment. More specifically, the ASU reduces the number of models that may be used to account for convertible instruments from five to three, amends diluted EPS calculations for convertible instruments, modifies the requirements for a contract that may be settled in an entity’s own shares to be classified in equity and requires expanded disclosures intended to increase transparency. These amendments will be effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2024, with early adoption of the amendments permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact from the adoption of ASU 2020-06 on its consolidated financial statements.
In May 2021, the FASB issued ASU 2021-04, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Debt—Modifications and Extinguishments (Subtopic 470-50), Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718), and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40) Issuer’s Accounting for Certain Modifications or Exchanges of Freestanding Equity-Classified Written Call Options. The accounting standard update was issued to clarify and reduce diversity in an issuer’s accounting for modifications or exchanges of freestanding equity-classified written call options that remain equity classified after modification or exchange. The new accounting guidance is effective for the Company beginning after December 15, 2022. Early adoption is permitted. The Company does not expect the new accounting guidance to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
In June 2022, the FASB issued ASU 2022-03, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Fair Value Measurement of Equity Securities Subject to Contractual Sale Restrictions. This Accounting Standards Update was issued to clarify the guidance in Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement, when measuring the fair value of an equity security subject to contractual restrictions that prohibit the sale of an equity security, and to introduce new disclosure requirements for such equity securities. These amendments will be effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2024, with early adoption of the amendments permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact from the adoption of ASU 2020-06 on its consolidated financial statements.
Note 3. Risks and Uncertainties
These consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. The going concern assumption contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. However, substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern exists.
The Company assesses liquidity in terms of its ability to generate cash to fund its operating, investing and financing activities. The Company’s cash requirements for 2022 and beyond include expenses related to continuing development and clinical evaluation of its products, manufacture and supply costs, costs of regulatory filings, patent prosecution expenses and litigation expenses, expenses related to commercialization of its products, as well as costs to comply with the requirements of being a public company operating in a highly regulated industry. As of June 30, 2022, the Company had $17,695 of cash and cash equivalents.
The Company has experienced a history of net losses. The Company's accumulated deficits totaled $286,318 as of June 30, 2022. The net losses and accumulated deficits were partially offset by gross margins from sales of commercialized licensed and proprietary products, license fees, milestone and royalty payments from commercial licensees and co-development parties. The Company's funding requirements have been met by its cash and cash equivalents, as well as its existing equity and debt offerings, including the Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the "12.5% Notes"). However, the Company will require additional liquidity to continue its operations over the next 12 months.
The Company began utilizing its ATM facility in November 2020. Since inception to June 30, 2022, the Company sold 8,886,297 shares which generated net cash proceeds of approximately $38,306, net of commissions and other transaction costs of $1,903. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company sold 1,404,878 shares which provided net proceeds of approximately $2,473, net of commissions and other transaction costs of $139. This ATM facility has approximately $34,791 available at June 30, 2022.
The Company’s ability to execute its business objectives and achieve profitability over the longer term cannot be assured. The Company's on-going business, existing cash and equivalents, expense management activities as well as access to the equity capital markets, including through its ATM facility and under the Lincoln Park Purchase Agreement, provide near term funding opportunities for the Company. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain sufficient additional liquidity when needed or under acceptable terms, if at all.
The financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.
Note 4. Revenues and Trade Receivables, Net
The Company’s revenues include (i) sales of manufactured products pursuant to contracts with commercialization licensees, (ii) sales of its proprietary clobazam-based Sympazan oral film product, (iii) license and royalty revenues and (iv) co-development and research fees generally in the form of milestone payments. The Company recognizes revenue to reflect the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. To achieve this core principle, a five-step model is applied that includes (1) identifying the contract with a customer, (2) identifying the performance obligation in the contract, (3) determining the transaction price, (4) allocating the transaction price to the performance obligations, and (5) recognizing when, or as, an entity satisfies a performance obligation.
A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct good or service to the customer and is the unit of account in the current revenue recognition standard. A contract’s transaction price is allocated to each distinct performance obligation and recognized as revenue when, or as, the performance obligation is satisfied. At contract inception, the Company
assesses the goods promised in its contracts with customers and identify a performance obligation for each promise to transfer to the customer a distinct good. When identifying performance obligations, the Company considers all goods or services promised in a contract regardless of whether explicitly stated in the contract or implied by customary business practice. The Company's performance obligations consist mainly of transferring of goods and services identified in the contracts, purchase orders or invoices.
Manufacture and supply revenue – this revenue is derived from products manufactured exclusively for specific customers according to their strictly-defined specifications, subject only to specified quality control inspections. Accordingly, at the point in time when quality control requirements are satisfied, revenue net of related discounts is recorded.
Proprietary product sales, net - this net revenue is recognized when product is shipped and title passes to the customer, typically at time of delivery. At the time of sale, estimates for various revenue allowances are recorded based on historical trends and judgmental estimates. For sales of Sympazan, returns allowances and prompt pay discounts are estimated based on contract terms and historical return rates, if available, and these estimates are recorded as a reduction of receivables. Similarly determined estimates are recorded relating to wholesaler service fees, co-pay support redemptions, Medicare, Medicaid and other rebates, and these estimates are reflected as a component of accrued liabilities. Once all related variable considerations are resolved and uncertainties as to collectable amounts are eliminated, estimates are adjusted to actual allowance amounts. Provisions for these estimated amounts are reviewed and adjusted on no less than a quarterly basis.
License and Royalty Revenue – license revenues are determined based on an assessment of whether the license is distinct from any other performance obligations that may be included in the underlying licensing arrangement. If the customer is able to benefit from the license without provision of any other performance obligations by the Company and the license is thereby viewed as a distinct or functional license, the Company then determines whether the customer has acquired a right to use the license or a right to access the license. For functional licenses that do not require further development or other ongoing activities by the Company, the customer is viewed as acquiring the right to use the license as, and when, transferred and revenues are generally recorded at a point in time, subject to contingencies or constraints. For symbolic licenses providing substantial value only in conjunction with other performance obligations to be provided by the Company, revenues are generally recorded over the term of the license agreement. Such other obligations provided by the Company generally include manufactured products, additional development services or other deliverables that are contracted to be provided during the license term. Payments received in excess of amounts ratably or otherwise earned are deferred and recognized over the term of the license or as contingencies or other performance obligations are met.
Royalty revenue is estimated and recognized when sales under supply agreements with commercial licensees are recorded, absent any contractual constraints or collectability uncertainties.
Co-development and Research Fees – co-development and research fees are earned through performance of specific tasks, activities or completion of stages of development defined within a contractual development or feasibility study agreement with a customer. The nature of these performance obligations, broadly referred to as milestones or deliverables, are usually dependent on the scope and structure of the project as contracted, as well as the complexity of the product and the specific regulatory approval path necessary for that product. Accordingly, the duration of the Company’s research and development projects may range from several months to approximately three years. Although each contractual arrangement is unique, common milestones included in these arrangements include those for the performance of efficacy and other tests, reports of findings, formulation of initial prototypes, production of stability clinical and/or scale-up batches, and stability testing of those batches. Additional milestones may be established and linked to clinical results of the product submission and/or approval of the product by the FDA and the commercial launch of the product.
Revenue recognition arising from milestone payments is dependent upon the facts and circumstances surrounding the milestone payments. Milestone payments based on a non-sales metric such as a development-based milestone (e.g., an NDA filing or obtaining regulatory approval) represent variable consideration and are included in the transaction price subject to any constraints. If the milestone payments relate to future development, the timing of recognition depends upon historical experience and the significance a third party has on the outcome. For milestone payments to be received upon the achievement of a sales threshold, the revenue from the milestone payments is recognized at the later of when the actual sales are incurred or the performance obligation to which the sales relate to has been satisfied.
Contract Assets - in certain situations, customer contractual payment terms provide for invoicing in arrears. Accordingly, some, or all performance obligations may be completely satisfied before the customer may be invoiced under such agreements. In these situations, billing occurs after revenue recognition, which results in a contract asset supported by the estimated value of the completed portion of the performance obligation. These contract assets are reflected as a component of other receivables within Trade and other receivables within the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. As of June 30, 2022,
and December 31, 2021, such contract assets were $3,474 and $3,087, respectively, consisting primarily of products and services provided under specific contracts to customers for which earnings processes have been met prior to shipment of goods or full delivery of completed services.
Contract Liabilities - in certain situations, customer contractual payment terms are structured to permit invoicing in advance of delivery of a good or service. In such instances, the customer’s cash payment may be received before satisfaction of some, or any, performance obligations that are specified. In these situations, billing occurs in advance of revenue recognition, which results in contract liabilities. These contract liabilities are reflected as deferred revenue within the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. As remaining performance obligations are satisfied, an appropriate portion of the deferred revenue balance is credited to earnings. As of June 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021, such contract liabilities were $15,089 and $7,887, respectively.
The Company’s revenues were comprised of the following:
| ||Three Months Ended|
|Six Months Ended|
|Manufacture and supply revenue||$||9,874 ||$||10,665 ||$||19,045 ||$||17,176 |
|License and royalty revenue||552 ||2,311 ||1,058 ||4,672 |
|Co-development and research fees||241 ||456 ||644 ||894 |
|Proprietary product sales, net||2,598 ||1,913 ||4,788 ||3,725 |
|Total revenues||$||13,265 ||$||15,345 ||$||25,535 ||$||26,467 |
Disaggregation of Revenue
The following table provides disaggregated net revenue by geographic area:
| ||Three Months Ended|
|Six Months Ended|
|United States||$||11,257 ||$||13,107 ||$||22,338 ||$||22,957 |
|Ex-United States||2,008 ||2,238 ||3,197 ||3,510 |
|Total revenues||$||13,265 ||$||15,345 ||$||25,535 ||$||26,467 |
Ex-United States revenues are derived primarily from Indivior Inc. ("Indivior") for product manufactured for markets outside of the United States.
Trade and other receivables, net consist of the following:
| ||June 30,|
|Trade receivables||$||16,240 ||$||9,678 |
|Contract and other receivables||3,474 ||3,087 |
|Less: allowance for doubtful accounts||(40)||(40)|
|Less: sales-related allowances||(509)||(605)|
|Trade and other receivables, net||$||19,165 ||$||12,120 |
The following table presents the changes in the allowance for doubtful accounts:
| ||June 30,|
|Allowance for doubtful accounts at beginning of the period||$||40 ||$||40 |
|Additions charged to expense||— ||— |
|Write-downs charged against the allowance||— ||— |
|Allowance for doubtful accounts at end of the period||$||40 ||$||40 |
Sales Related Allowances and Accruals
Revenues from sales of products are recorded net of prompt payment discounts, wholesaler service fees, returns allowances, rebates and co-pay support redemptions. These reserves are based on estimates of the amounts earned or to be claimed on the related sales. These amounts are treated as variable consideration, estimated and recognized as a reduction of the transaction price at the time of the sale. The Company includes these estimated amounts in the transaction price to the extent it is probable that a significant reversal of cumulative revenue recognized for such transaction will not occur, or when the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is resolved. The calculation of some of these items requires management to make estimates based on sales data, historical return data, contracts and other related information that may become known in the future. The adequacy of these provisions is reviewed on a quarterly basis.
The following table provides a summary of activity with respect to sales related allowances and accruals for the six months ended June 30, 2022:
| ||Total Sales Related Allowances|
| || |
|Balance at December 31, 2021||$||605 |
|Payments / credits||(625)|
|Balance at June 30, 2022||$||509 |
Total reductions of gross product sales from sales-related allowances and accruals were $529 for the six months ended June 30, 2022. Accruals for returns allowances and prompt pay discounts are reflected as a direct reduction of trade receivables and accruals for wholesaler service fees, co-pay support redemptions and rebates as current liabilities. The accrued balances relative to these provisions included in Trade and other receivables, net and Accounts payable and accrued expenses were $509 and $2,656, respectively, as of June 30, 2022 and $605 and $2,224, respectively, as of December 31, 2021.
Concentration of Major Customers
Customers are considered major customers when net revenue exceeds 10% of total revenue for the period or outstanding receivable balances exceed 10% of total receivables. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, Indivor exceeded the 10% threshold for revenue and represented approximately 77% of total revenue. As of June 30, 2022, Indivior and Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. ("Haisco") exceeded the 10% threshold for outstanding receivables and represented 38% and 37%, respectively, of outstanding receivables. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, Indivior exceeded the 10% threshold for revenue and represented approximately 68% of total revenue. As of December 31, 2021, two customers exceeded the 10% threshold for outstanding receivables which were Indivior and Cardinal Health Inc. which represented 51% and 12%, respectively, of total trade and other receivables. See Note 5 for details on the Company's licensing and supply agreement with Haisco.
Note 5. Material Agreements
Commercial Exploitation Agreement with Indivior
In August 2008, the Company entered into a Commercial Exploitation Agreement with Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (with subsequent amendments, collectively, the “Indivior License Agreement”). Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was later succeeded to in interest by Indivior Inc. Pursuant to the Indivior License Agreement, the
Company agreed to manufacture and supply Indivior’s requirements for Suboxone®, a sublingual film formulation, both inside and outside the United States on an exclusive basis.
Under the terms of the Indivior License Agreement, the Company is required to manufacture Suboxone in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice standards and according to the specifications and processes set forth in the related quality agreements with Indivior. Additionally, the Company is required to obtain active pharmaceutical ingredients ("API") for the manufacture of Suboxone directly from Indivior. The Indivior License Agreement specifies a minimum annual threshold quantity of Suboxone that the Company is obligated to fill and requires Indivior to provide the Company with a forecast of its requirements at various specified times throughout the year.
The Indivior License Agreement provides for payment by Indivior of a purchase price per unit that is subject to adjustment based on the Company’s ability to satisfy minimum product thresholds. In addition to the purchase price for the Suboxone supplied, Indivior is required to make certain single digit percentage royalty payments tied to net sales (as provided for in the Indivior License Agreement) in each of the United States and in the rest of the world subject to annual maximum amounts and limited to the life of the related United States or international patents. In 2012, Indivior exercised its right to buy out its future royalty obligations in the United States under the Indivior License Agreement. Indivior remains obligated to pay royalties for all sales outside the United States.
The Indivior License Agreement contains customary contractual termination provisions, including with respect to a filing for bankruptcy or corporate dissolution, an invalidation of the intellectual property surrounding Suboxone, and commission of a material breach of the Indivior License Agreement by either party. Additionally, Indivior may terminate the Indivior License Agreement if the FDA or other applicable regulatory authority declares the Company’s manufacturing site to no longer be suitable for the manufacture of Suboxone or Suboxone is no longer suitable to be manufactured due to health or safety reasons. The initial term of the Indivior License Agreement was seven years from the commencement date. Thereafter, the Indivior License Agreement automatically renews for successive one-year periods, unless either party provides the other with written notice of its intent not to renew at least one year prior to the expiration of the initial or renewal term.
Supplemental Agreement with Indivior
On September 24, 2017, the Company entered into an agreement with Indivior (the "Indivior Supplemental Agreement"). Pursuant to the Indivior Supplemental Agreement, the Company conveyed to Indivior all existing and future rights in the settlement of various ongoing patent enforcement legal actions and disputes related to the Suboxone product. The Company also conveyed to Indivior the right to sublicense manufacturing and marketing capabilities to enable an Indivior licensed generic buprenorphine product to be produced and sold by parties unrelated to Indivior or Aquestive. Under the Indivior Supplemental Agreement, the Company is entitled to receive certain payments from Indivior commencing on the date of the agreement through January 1, 2023. Once paid, all payments made under the Indivior Supplemental Agreement are non-refundable. Through February 20, 2019, the at-risk launch date of the competing generic products of Dr. Reddy’s Labs and Alvogen, the Company received an aggregate of $40,750 from Indivior under the Indivior Supplemental Agreement. Further payments under the Indivior Supplemental Agreement are suspended until adjudication of related patent infringement litigation is finalized. If such litigation is successful, in addition to the amounts already received as described in the foregoing, the Company may receive up to an additional $34,250, consisting of (i) up to $33,000 in the aggregate from any combination of (a) performance or event-based milestone payments and (b) single digit percentage royalties on net revenue earned by Indivior on sales of Suboxone and (ii) an additional $1,250 that was earned through the issuance of additional process patent rights to the Company. The aggregate payments under this Indivior Supplemental Agreement are capped at $75,000.
All payments made by Indivior to the Company pursuant to the Indivior Supplemental Agreement are in addition to, and not in place of, any amounts owed by Indivior to the Company pursuant to the Indivior License Agreement. Indivior’s payment obligations under the Indivior Supplemental Agreement are subject to certain factors affecting the market for Suboxone and may terminate prior to January 1, 2023 in the event certain contingencies relating to that market occur.
License Agreement with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
On April 1, 2016, the Company entered into a license agreement with Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. (the "Sunovion License Agreement"). Cynapsus Therapeutics was later succeeded to in interest by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Sunovion"). Pursuant to the Sunovion License Agreement, Sunovion obtained an exclusive, worldwide license (with the right to sub-license) to certain intellectual property, including existing and future patents and patent applications, covering all oral films containing apomorphine for the treatment of off episodes in Parkinson’s disease patients. Sunovion used this intellectual property to develop its apomorphine product KYNMOBI®, which was approved by the FDA on May 21, 2020 and commercially launched by Sunovion in September 2020. The FDA approval triggered Sunovion's obligation to remit a payment of $4,000 which was received in September 2020 and was included in License and royalty revenues for the year ended December 31, 2020.
In consideration of the rights granted to Sunovion under the Sunovion License Agreement, the Company has received aggregate payments totaling $22,000 to date. In addition to the upfront payment of $5,000, the Company has also earned an aggregate of $17,000 in connection with specified regulatory and development milestones in the United States and Europe (the “Initial Milestone Payments”). As a result of the Monetization Agreement, the Company is no longer entitled to receive the remaining contingent royalty or milestone payments related to net sales thresholds of KYNMOBI.. During the second quarter of 2020, the Company recorded minimum royalty revenue of $8,000 for minimum royalties which was reflected in License and royalty revenue.
Effective March 16, 2020, the Company entered into a first amendment (the "First Amendment") to the Sunovion License Agreement. The First Amendment provides for the following: (i) inclusion of the United Kingdom and any other country currently in the European Union (EU) that later withdraws as a member country of the EU for purpose of determining the satisfaction of the condition triggering the obligation to pay the third milestone due under the Sunovion License Agreement, (ii) extension of the date after which Sunovion has the right to terminate the Sunovion License Agreement for convenience from December 31 2024 to March 31, 2028, (iii) modification of the effective inception date of the first minimum annual royalty due from Sunovion to the Company from January 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020, and (iv) modification of the termination provisions to reflect the Company's waiver of the right to terminate the Sunovion License Agreement in the event that KYNMOBI was not commercialized by January 1, 2020. The Sunovion License Agreement will continue until terminated by Sunovion in accordance with the termination provisions of the First Amendment. The Sunovion License Agreement continues (on a country-by-country basis) until the expiration of all applicable licensed patents. Upon termination of the Sunovion License Agreement, all rights to intellectual property granted to Sunovion to develop and commercialize apomorphine-based products will revert to the Company.
On October 23, 2020, the Company entered into a Second Amendment to the Sunovion License Agreement for the purpose of clarifying the rights and obligations of Sunovion and the Company with respect to the prosecution and maintenance of the patents covered under the Sunovion License Agreement and to provide that, on and after March 31, 2028, in respect of any jurisdiction or jurisdictions covered under the Sunovion License Agreement, Sunovion may terminate its rights to the licensed Patents under the Sunovion License Agreement upon 180 days prior written notice.
Effective as of July 23, 2021, the Company entered into a Third Amendment to the Sunovion License Agreement for the purpose of clarifying the definition of the term "Field" and certain sublicense rights and obligations of the parties under the Sunovion License Agreement, including the rights of European sublicensees upon termination of the Sunovion License Agreement.
Purchase and Sale Agreement with an affiliate of Marathon Asset Management ("Marathon")
On November 3, 2020, the Company entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the "Monetization Agreement") with MAM Pangolin Royalty, LLC, an affiliate of Marathon Asset Management ("Marathon"). Under the terms of the Monetization Agreement, the Company sold all of its contractual rights to receive royalties and milestone payments due under the Sunovion License Agreement related to Sunovion's apomorphine product, KYNMOBI. KYNMOBI, an apomorphine film therapy for the treatment of off episodes in Parkinson’s disease patients, received approval from the FDA on May 21, 2020. In exchange for the sale of these rights, the Company received an upfront payment of $40,000 and an additional payment of $10,000 through the achievement of the first milestone. The Company has received an aggregate amount of $50,000 through June 30, 2022 under the Monetization Agreement.
Under the Monetization Agreement, additional aggregate contingent payments of up to $75,000 may be due to us upon the achievement of worldwide royalty and other commercial targets within a specified timeframe, which could result in total potential proceeds of $125,000. Based on the current forecast by Sunovion of estimated KYNMOBI sales as of June 30, 2022, the Company may not receive any of the additional aggregate contingent payments under the Monetization agreement. See Note 15 Sale of Future Revenue for further details on the accounting for the Monetization Agreement.
Agreement to Terminate CLA with KemPharm
In March 2012, the Company entered into an agreement with KemPharm, Inc. (“KemPharm”), to terminate a Collaboration and License Agreement entered into by the Company and KemPharm in April 2011. Under the termination arrangement, the Company has the right to participate in any and all value that KemPharm may derive from the commercialization or any other monetization of KP-415 and KP-484 compounds or their derivatives. Among these monetization transactions are those related to any business combinations involving KemPharm and collaborations, royalty arrangements, or other transactions from which KemPharm may realize value from these compounds. The Company received payment of $500 under this arrangement during June 2020 in connection with the FDA's acceptance of a New Drug Application ("NDA") filing for KP-415. On March 2, 2021 KemPharm announced FDA approval of KP 415 (AZTARYSTM) a new once-
daily treatment for ADHD. During the second quarter of 2021, the Company received $2,000 of milestone payments in connection with the FDA approval and other regulatory activities.
Licensing and Supply Agreement with Haisco for Exservan™ (Riluzole Oral Film) for ALS Treatment in China
The Company entered into a License, Development and Supply Agreement with Haisco, a Chinese limited company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange effective as of March 3, 2022 ("Haisco Agreement"), pursuant to which Aquestive granted Haisco an exclusive license to develop and commercialize Exservan™ (riluzole oral film) for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS (“Exservan"), in China and Aquestive will serve as the exclusive sole manufacturer and supplier for Exservan in China. Under the Haisco Agreement, Haisco is obligated to pay the Company a $7,000 upfront cash payment, regulatory milestone payments, and double-digit royalties on net sales of Exservan in China, and the Company will earn manufacturing revenue upon the sale of Exservan in China, as the exclusive supplier of Exservan. Effective as of July 7, 2022, the Company and Haisco amended the terms of the Haisco Agreement which amendment provides that the due date of the $7 upfront payment due from Haisco under the Haisco Agreement will be the first to occur of: (i) the date that Haisco receives an official written confirmation from the Chinese equivalent of the FDA (the "NMPA") that the NMPA will receive and accept a Regulatory Approval Application with respect to Exservan in China that recognizes the Company as the Marketing Authorization Holder ("MAH"), and (ii) 21 business days after Haisco receives a copy of a written acknowledgement from the FDA that the U.S. NDA for Exservan was transferred to the Company from a third-party licensee of Exservan in the United States. The amendment further provides that the Haisco Agreement may be terminated by Haisco upon written notice to the Company if the Company is not the holder of the NDA for Exservan in the United States within months from the effective date of the amendment and Haisco has not received an official written confirmation from the NMPA that the NMPA accepts a Regulatory Approval Application with respect to Exservan that recognizes the Company as the MAH in China. We may not receive any payments under the Haisco Agreement. Refer to Note 20 and Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors for details.
Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On May 17, 2022, the Company announced that Keith J. Kendall, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, was leaving the Company and Board of Directors effective May 17, 2022. In connection with his departure, Mr. Kendall and the Company entered into a Separation Agreement, including a Consulting Agreement (collectively, the “Separation Agreement”) dated as of May 17, 2022. Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, Mr. Kendall’s employment with the Company ceased effective as of May 17, 2022 (the “Termination Date”). The Separation Agreement provides Mr. Kendall with the following principal severance benefits, contingent upon Mr. Kendall execution and delivery of a customary release of claims: (i) a cash payment consisting of the sum of any previously unpaid base salary through the Termination Date and any accrued and unused vacation time for the 2022 calendar year; (ii) a cash payment consisting of his pro-rata portion of his target bonus in the amount of $279,863; (iii) a cash payment in the amount of $150,000, representing 90 days of his base pay in lieu of the required notice period under Mr. Kendall’s employment agreement, (iv) severance payments consisting of (a) a cash payment of $262,500, which represents an acceleration of the first three installments of Mr. Kendall’s 18-month severance he is entitled to under his employment agreement, (b) monthly severance payments of $52,571.43 per month for the first through the seventh months following the Termination Date, (c) $69,500 paid for the eighth month after the Termination Date, and (d) monthly severance payments of $87,500 for the ninth through eighteenth months following the Termination Date, (v) accelerated vesting of unvested outstanding equity awards, with options remaining exercisable for the duration of the stated term of each award, and (vi) continuing coverage under the Company’s group health and life insurance plans at the same levels and on the same terms and conditions as are provided to similarly-situated executives, for a period of 18 months. Under the terms of the Separation Agreement, Mr. Kendall will serve as a consultant to the Company, on an as-needed basis providing transition services, strategic planning, financial planning, merger and acquisition advice and consultation, for a period from the Separation Date to December 31, 2022. For these services, Mr. Kendall will receive a consulting fee of $10,000 per month.
Note 6. Financial Instruments – Fair Value Measurements
Certain assets and liabilities are reported on a recurring basis at fair value. Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. Valuation techniques used to measure fair value must maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. Financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value are to be classified and disclosed in one of the following three levels of the fair value hierarchy, of which the first two are considered observable and the last is considered unobservable:
•Level 1 — Observable quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
•Level 2 — Observable prices that are based on inputs not quoted on active markets but corroborated by market data.
•Level 3 — Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity, such as pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies and similar techniques.
The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for trade and other receivables, prepaid and other current assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses, and deferred revenue approximate their fair values based on the short-term maturity of these assets and liabilities.
The Company granted warrants to certain note holders in connection with its debt repayment and debt refinancing during 2020 and 2019, respectively. Those warrants were valued based on Level 3 inputs and their fair value was based primarily on an independent third-party appraisal prepared as of the grant date consistent with generally accepted valuation methods of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the American Society of Appraisers and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Accounting and Valuation Guide, Valuation of Privately-Held Company Equity Securities Issued as Compensation. See Note 14 Warrants for further information on these warrants.
The Company's 12.5% Senior Secured Notes contain a repurchase offer or put option which gives holders of the option the right, but not the obligation, to require the Company to redeem on the Notes up to a capped portion of milestone payments resulting from the Monetization Agreement. This put option was valued based on Level 3 inputs and its fair value was based primarily on an independent third-party appraisal consistent with generally accepted valuation methods of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the American Society of Appraisers and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Accounting and Valuation Guide. See Note 13 12.5% Senior Secured Notes and Loans Payable for further discussion.
In June 2022, the Company issued pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 4,000,000 shares of common stock and common stock warrants to purchase up to 8,850,000 shares of common stock in connection with its Securities Purchase Agreements with certain purchasers. Those warrants were valued based on Level 3 inputs and their fair value was based primarily on an independent third-party appraisal prepared as of the grant date consistent with generally accepted valuation methods of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the American Society of Appraisers and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Accounting and Valuation Guide. See Note 14 Warrants for further information on these warrants.
Note 7. Inventories, Net
The components of Inventory, net are as follows:
| ||June 30,|
|Raw material||$||1,524 ||$||1,442 |
|Packaging material||1,795 ||1,414 |
|Finished goods||1,689 ||1,182 |
|Total inventory, net||$||5,008 ||$||4,038 |
Note 8. Property and Equipment, Net
|$||19,412 ||$||19,250 |
|Furniture and fixtures|
|769 ||769 |
|Leasehold improvements||(a)||21,265 ||21,265 |
|Computer, network equipment and software|
|2,469 ||2,469 |
|Construction in progress|| ||1,780 ||1,162 |
| || ||45,695 ||44,915 |
|Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization|| ||(41,126)||(39,860)|
|Total property and equipment, net|| ||$||4,569 ||$||5,055 |
(a)Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the lease term or their estimated useful lives.
Total depreciation, amortization, and impairment related to property and equipment was $655 and $728 for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. For the respective six-month periods, these expenses totaled $1,369 and $1,471.
Note 9. Right-of-Use Assets and Lease Obligations
The Company leases all realty used as its production and warehouse facilities, corporate headquarters, commercialization operations center and research and laboratory facilities. None of these three leases include the characteristics specified in ASC 842, Leases, that require classification as financing leases and, accordingly, these leases are accounted for as operating leases. These leases provide remaining terms between 0.8 and 4.3 years, including renewal options expected to be exercised to extend the lease periods.
The Company does not recognize a right-to use asset and lease liability for short-term leases, which have terms of 12 months or less on its consolidated balance sheet. For longer-term lease arrangements that are recognized on the Company's consolidated balance sheet, the right-of-use asset and lease liability is initially measured at the commencement date based upon the present value of the lease payments due under the lease. These payments represent the combination of the fixed lease and fixed non-lease components that are due under the arrangement. The costs of associated with the Company's short-term leases, as well as variable costs relating to the Company's lease arrangements, are not material to the consolidated financial results.
The implicit interest rates of the Company's lease arrangements are generally not readily determinable and as such, the Company applies an incremental borrowing rate, which is established based upon the information available at the lease commencement date, to determine the present value of lease payments due under an arrangement. Measurement of the operating lease liability reflects an estimated discount rate of 16.9% applied to minimum lease payments, including expected renewals, based on the incremental borrowing rate experienced in the Company’s collateralized debt refinancing.
Right-of-use assets recorded upon adoption of ASC 842 totaled $4,048. The Company's lease costs are recorded in manufacture and supply, research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses in its consolidated statements of income. For the three and six-months ended June 30, 2022, total operating lease expenses totaled $424 and $843, respectively, including variable lease expenses such as common area maintenance and operating costs of $127 and $223, respectively. For the three and six-months ended June 30, 2021, total operating lease expenses totaled $430 and $863, respectively, including variable lease expenses such as common area maintenance and operating costs of $116 and $235, respectively.
Maturities of the Company’s operating lease liabilities are as follows:
|Remainder of 2022||$||649 |
|Total future lease payments||3,148 |
|Less: imputed interest||(733)|
|Total operating lease liabilities||$||2,415 |
Note 10. Intangible Assets, Net
The following table provides the components of identifiable intangible assets, all of which are finite lived:
| ||June 30,|
|Purchased technology-based intangible||$||2,358 ||$||2,358 |
|Purchased patent||509 ||509 |
| ||2,867 ||2,867 |
|Less: accumulated amortization||(2,842)||(2,816)|
|Intangible assets, net||25 ||51 |
Amortization expense was $12 and $12 for each of the three-month periods ended June 30, 2022 and 2021. For the corresponding six-month periods, these expenses totaled $25 and $25, respectively. During the remaining life of the purchased patent, estimated remaining amortization expense is $25 in 2022.
Note 11. Other non-current Assets
The following table provides the components of other non-current assets:
| ||June 30,|
|Royalty receivable||5,000 ||6,000 |
|Other ||897 ||903 |
|Total other non-current assets||$||5,897 ||$||6,903 |
During the second quarter of 2020, under the Sunovion License Agreement, the Company recognized $8,000 of royalty revenue and corresponding royalty receivable, related to the eight $1,000 annual minimum guaranteed royalty that is due. In connection with the Monetization Agreement, the Company performed an assessment under ASC 860 Transfer and Servicing to determine whether the existing receivable was transferred to Marathon and concluded it was not transferred. Royalty receivable consists of five annual minimum payments due from Sunovion, the last of which is due in March 2028. The current portion of the royalty receivable is included in Trade and other receivables, net. See Note 15 Sale of Future Revenue for further details on how this receivable relates to the Monetization Agreement transaction.
Note 12. Accrued Expenses
Accrued expenses consisted of the following:
| ||June 30,|
|Accrued compensation||$||3,928 ||$||5,965 |
|Real estate and personal property taxes||267 ||349 |
|Accrued distribution expenses||2,656 ||2,224 |
|Other||191 ||198 |
|Total accrued expenses||$||7,042 ||$||8,736 |
Note 13. 12.5 % Senior Secured Notes and Loans Payable
12.5% Senior Secured Notes
On July 15, 2019, the Company completed a private placement of up to $100,000 aggregate principal of its 12.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “12.5% Notes”) and issued warrants for 2,000,000 shares of common stock (the “Warrants”), at $0.001 par value per share.
Upon closing of the indenture for the 12.5% Notes (the "Base Indenture"), the Company issued $70,000 of the 12.5% Notes (the “Initial Notes”) along with the Warrants and rights of first offer (the “First Offer Rights”) to the noteholders participating in this transaction. Issuance of the Initial Notes and Warrants provided net proceeds of $66,082.
On November 3, 2020, the Company entered into the First Supplemental Indenture (the "First Supplemental Indenture" and, together with all other subsequent supplemental indentures and the Base Indenture, collectively, the "Indenture") by and among the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee (the "Trustee") and Collateral Agent thereunder to the Base Indenture, by and between the Company and the Trustee. Under the Second Supplemental Indenture, the Company repaid $22,500 of its $70,000 outstanding 12.5% Notes from the upfront proceeds received under the Monetization Agreement. Further, the Company entered into an additional Purchase Agreement with its lenders whereby the Company issued in aggregate $4,000 of additional 12.5% Notes (the "Additional Notes") in lieu of paying a prepayment premium to two lenders on the early repayment of the 12.5% Notes discussed above. The result of these two transactions reduced the net balance of the Company's 12.5% Senior Notes outstanding in the aggregate to $51,500 at December 31, 2020, and such aggregate principal amount remains outstanding as of June 30, 2022. The $4,000 principal issuance will be repaid proportionally over the same maturities as the other 12.5% Notes. The Company also paid to one of its lenders a $2,250 premium as result of the early retirement of debt.
The Company accounted for the $22,500 debt repayment as a debt modification of the 12.5% Notes. The fees paid to lenders inclusive of (i) $2,250 early premium prepayment and (ii) $4,000 issuance of Additional Notes in lieu of paying a prepayment penalty were recorded as additional debt discount, amortized over the remaining life of the 12.5% Notes using the effective interest method. Loan origination costs of $220 associated with the Additional Notes were expensed as incurred. Existing deferred discounts and loan origination fees on the 12.5% Notes are amortized as an adjustment of interest expense over the remaining term of modified debt using the effective interest method.
The First Supplemental Indenture contains a provision whereby, as the Company receives any cash proceeds from the Monetization Agreement, each noteholder has the right to require the Company to redeem all or any part of such noteholder's outstanding 12.5% Notes at a repurchase price in cash equal to 112.5% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest. This repurchase offer is capped at 30% of the cash proceeds received by the Company as the contingent milestones are attained, if any, up through June 30, 2025. A valuation study was performed by an independent third party appraiser and updated as of June 30, 2022. Based on the valuation study, the put option was valued at $105 and has been recorded in Other non-current liabilities. The embedded put option is deemed to be a derivative under ASC 815 Derivatives and Hedging, which requires the recording of the embedded put option at fair value and subject to remeasurement at each reporting period. In addition, as of the closing of this transaction, the Company issued to the holders of the 12.5% Notes warrants to purchase 143,000 shares of its common stock.
On August 6, 2021, pursuant to the Third Supplemental Indenture, the holders of the 12.5% Notes extended to June 30, 2022 from December 31, 2021, the Company's ability to access, at the Company's option, $30,000 of 12.5% Notes re-openers
under the Indenture. Under the Third Supplemental Indenture, the first $10,000 of 12.5% Notes re-openers represented a commitment of such amount by current holders of 12.5% Notes, at the option of the Company, contingent upon FDA approval of the Company's product candidate Libervant (diazepam) Buccal Film for the management of seizure clusters ("First Additional Securities"). In addition, under the Third Supplemental Indenture, a second $20,000 12.5% Notes re-opener represented a right, at the Company's option, to market to current holders of the Company's 12.5% Notes, and or other lenders, additional 12.5% Notes up to such amount, contingent upon FDA approval of Libervant for U.S. market access ("Second Additional Securities"). If and to the extent that the Company accesses these re-openers, it will grant warrants to purchase up to 714,000 shares of common stock, with the strike price calculated based on the 30-day volume weighted average closing price of the Company's common stock at the warrant grant date.
On May 13, 2022, pursuant to the Fifth Supplemental Indenture, the holders of the 12.5% Notes further extended to March 31, 2023 from June 30, 2022, the Company's ability to access, at the Company's option, $30,000 of 12.5% Notes re-openers under the Indenture. The Fifth Supplemental Indenture also provided that the Company's access to the First Additional Securities and Second Additional Securities is subject to the full approval of Libervant by the U.S Food and Drug Administration for sale in the United States, which full approval includes U.S. market access for Libervant. In addition, the Fifth Supplemental Indenture provides that the holders of 12.5% Notes have the right, but not the obligation, to purchase the First Additional Securities and Second Additional Securities.
A debt maturity table is presented below:
|Remainder of 2022||$||— |
The 12.5% Notes provide a stated fixed interest rate of 12.5%, payable quarterly in arrears, with the initial quarterly principal repayment of 12.5% Notes due on September 30, 2021 and the final quarterly payment due at maturity on June 30, 2025. Principal payments are scheduled to increase annually from 10% of the face amount of the debt then outstanding during the first four quarters to 40% of the 12.5% Notes during the final four quarters. As of June 30, 2022, the Company recorded its principal payments as Loans payable, net on its Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
The Company may elect, at its option, to redeem the 12.5% Notes at any time at premiums that range from 101.56% of outstanding principal if prepayment occurs on or after the fifth anniversary of the issue date of the Initial Notes to 112.50% if payment occurs during the third year after the issuance of the Notes. The Indenture also includes change of control provisions under which the Company may be required to redeem the 12.5% Notes at 101% of the remaining principal plus accrued interest at the election of the noteholders.
On September 30, 2021, the Company entered into a waiver agreement (the “Waiver”) with the holders of the 12.5% Notes pursuant to which the principal payment due under the 12.5% Notes on September 30, 2021 was deferred in order to provide sufficient time for the finalization and execution of the Fourth Supplemental Indenture (the “Fourth Supplemental Indenture”).
On October 7, 2021, the Company entered into the Fourth Supplemental Indenture by and among the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee (the “Trustee”) and collateral agent thereunder, to the Indenture, dated as of July 15, 2019 (the “Base Indenture” and, as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, the Second Supplemental Indenture, and the Third Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”), by and between the Company and the Trustee in connection with the 12.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 of the Company (the “Notes”). Pursuant to the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, the amortization schedule for the Notes has been amended to provide for the date of the first amortization payment to be extended to March 30, 2023. The Fourth Supplemental Indenture did not change the maturity date of the Notes or the interest payment obligation due under the Notes. In connection with the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, the Company entered into a Consent Fee Letter with the holders of the Notes (the “Consent Fee Letter”), pursuant to which the Company has agreed to pay the holders of the Notes an additional cash payment ("Consent Fee") of $2,700 in the aggregate, payable in four quarterly payments beginning May 15, 2022. The Company has recorded the current portion of the Consent Fee as Loans payable, current, on its Consolidated Balance Sheet. Additionally, the Company recognized a loss on the extinguishment of debt of $13,822 for fees and expenses related to the Fourth Supplemental Indenture during the fourth quarter of 2021.
The Company capitalizes legal and other third-party costs incurred in connection with obtaining debt as deferred debt issuance costs and applies the unamortized portion as a reduction of the outstanding face amount of the related loan. Similarly, the Company amortizes debt discounts, such as those represented by warrants issued to its lenders, and offsets those as a direct reduction of its outstanding debt. Amortization expense arising from deferred debt issuance costs and debt discounts related to the 12.5% Notes for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 were $4 and $8, respectively, while comparative amortization expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 were $1,165 and $2,317, respectively. Unamortized deferred debt issuance costs and deferred debt discounts totaled $35 and $43 as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.
Collateral for the loan under the 12.5% Notes consists of a first priority lien on substantially all property and assets, including intellectual property of the Company. This secured obligation provides payment rights that are senior to all existing and future subordinated indebtedness of the Company and provides Lenders with perfected security interests in substantially all of the Company’s assets.
Note 14. Warrants
Warrants that were issued in conjunction with the Initial Notes (the “Initial Warrants”) and Additional Notes (the “Additional Warrants”) expire on June 30, 2025 and entitle the noteholders to purchase up to 2,143,000 shares of the Company's common stock at $0.001 per share and included specified registration rights. Management estimated the fair value of the Initial Warrants to be $6,800 and the Additional Warrants to be $735, each based on an assessment by an independent third-party appraiser. The fair value of the respective warrants is treated as a debt discount, amortizable over the term of the respective warrants, with the unamortized 12.5% Notes portion applied to reduce the aggregate principal amount of the 12.5% Notes in the Company’s unaudited condensed balance sheet. Additionally, since the warrants issued do not provide warrant redemption or put rights within the control of the holders that could require the Company to make a payment of cash or other assets to satisfy the obligations under the warrants, except in the case of a “cash change in control”, the fair value attributed to the warrants is presented in Additional Paid-in Capital in the Company’s unaudited condensed balance sheet. There were no warrants exercised during the six-months ended June 30, 2022 or 2021, respectively.
In June 2022, the Company issued pre-funded warrants and common stock warrants to certain purchasers in connection with the Securities Purchase Agreements. The pre-funded warrants will expire when exercised in full and entitle purchasers to purchase up to 4,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock at $0.0001 per share. The common stock warrants expire on June 8, 2027 and entitle the purchasers to purchase up to 8,850,000 shares of the Company's common stock at a price ranging from $0.96 to $1.09 per share. Management estimated the fair value of the pre-funded warrants and common stock warrants to be $5,874 based on an assessment by an independent third-party appraiser. The fair value of the pre-funded and common stock warrants is treated as equity and presented in Additional Paid-in Capital in the Company’s unaudited condensed balance sheet. The pre-funded warrants were fully exercised and no common stock warrants issued pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreements were exercised during the six-months ended June 30, 2022.
Note 15. Sale of Future Revenue
On November 3, 2020, the Company entered into the Monetization Agreement with Marathon. Under the terms of the Monetization Agreement, the Company sold all of its contractual rights to receive royalties and milestone payments due under the Sunovion License Agreement related to Sunovion's apomorphine product, KYNMOBI®. KYNMOBI, an apomorphine film therapy for the treatment of off episodes in Parkinson’s disease patients, received approval from the FDA on May 21, 2020. In exchange for the sale of these rights, the Company received an upfront payment of $40,000 and an additional payment of $10,000 through the achievement of the first milestone. The Company has received an aggregate amount of $50,000 through June 30, 2022 under the Monetization Agreement.
Under the Monetization Agreement, additional aggregate contingent payments of up to $75,000 may be due to the Company upon the achievement of worldwide royalty and other commercial targets within a specified timeframe, which could result in total potential proceeds of $125,000.
The Company recorded the upfront proceeds of $40,000 and subsequent first milestone of $10,000, reduced by $2,909 of transaction costs, as a liability related to the sale of future revenue that will be amortized using the effective interest method over the life of the Monetization Agreement. As future contingent payments are received, they will increase the balance of the liability related to the sale of future revenue. Although the Company sold all of its rights to receive royalties and milestones, as a result of ongoing obligations related to the generation of these royalties, the Company will account for these royalties as revenue. Its ongoing obligations include the maintenance and defense of the intellectual property and to provide assistance to Marathon in executing a new license agreement for KYNMOBI in the event Sunovion terminates the Sunovion License
Agreement in one or more jurisdictions of the licensed territory under the Sunovion License Agreement. The accounting liabilities, as adjusted over time, resulting from this transaction and any non-cash interest expenses associated to those liabilities do not and will not represent any obligation to pay or any potential future use of cash.
During the second quarter of 2020, under the Sunovion License Agreement, the Company recognized $8,000 of royalty revenue and corresponding royalty receivable, related to the $1,000 annual minimum guaranteed royalty that is due. In connection with the Monetization Agreement, the Company performed an assessment under ASC 860, Transfer and Servicing to determine whether the existing receivable was transferred to Marathon and concluded that the receivable was not transferred.
As royalties are remitted to Marathon from Sunovion, the collection of the royalty receivable and balance of the liability related to the sale of future revenue will be effectively repaid over the life of the agreement. In order to determine the amortization of the liability related to the sale of future revenue, the Company is required to estimate the total amount of future royalty and milestone payments to Marathon over the life of the Monetization Agreement and contingent milestone payments from Marathon to the Company. The sum of future royalty payments less the $50,000 in proceeds received and future contingent payments will be recorded as interest expense over the life of the Monetization Agreement. At execution, the estimate of this total interest expense resulted in an effective annual interest rate of approximately 24.9%. This estimate contains significant assumptions that impact both the amount recorded at execution and the interest expense that will be recognized over the life of the Monetization Agreement. The Company will periodically assess the estimated royalty and milestone payments to Marathon from Sunovion and contingent milestone payments from Marathon to the Company. To the extent the amount or timing of such payments is materially different from the original estimates, an adjustment will be recorded prospectively to increase or decrease interest expense. There are a number of factors that could materially affect the amount and timing of royalty and milestone payments to Marathon from Sunovion, and correspondingly, the amount of interest expense recorded by the Company, most of which are not under the Company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changing standards of care, the initiation of competing products, manufacturing or other delays, generic competition, intellectual property matters, adverse events that result in government health authority imposed restrictions on the use of products, significant changes in foreign exchange rates as the royalties remitted to Marathon are made in U.S. dollars (USD) while a portion of the underlying sales of KYNMOBI will be made in currencies other than USD, and other events or circumstances that are not currently foreseen. Changes to any of these factors could result in increases or decreases to both royalty revenue and interest expense related to the sale of future revenue. Based on the current forecast by Sunovion of estimated KYNMOBI sales as of June 30, 2022, the Company may not receive any of the additional aggregate contingent payments under the Monetization Agreement.
The following table shows the activity of the liability related to the sale of future revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2022:
Liability related to the sale of future revenue, net at December 31, 2021
|Royalties related to the sale of future revenue||(823)|
|Amortization of issuance costs||101 |
|Interest expense related to the sale of future revenue||3,722 |
Liability related to the sale of future revenue, net (includes current portion of $1,445)
Note 16. Net Loss Per Share
Basic net loss per share is calculated by dividing net loss by the weighted-average number of common shares.
As a result of the Company’s net loss incurred for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, all potentially dilutive instruments outstanding would have anti-dilutive effects on per-share calculations for the periods. Therefore, basic and diluted net loss per share were the same for all periods presented as reflected below.
| ||Three Months Ended|
|Six Months Ended|
|Weighted-average number of common shares – basic||45,462,516 ||37,065,300 ||43,475,198 ||36,318,437 |
|Loss per common share – basic and diluted||$||(0.36)||$||(0.33)||$||(0.68)||$||(0.74)|
As of June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, the Company’s potentially dilutive instruments included 5,284,447 and 4,431,267 options to purchase common shares and 169,950 and 7,757 unvested restricted stock units that were excluded from the computation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding because these securities had an antidilutive impact due to the losses reported. Similarly excluded as of June 30, 2022 and 2021, were potentially dilutive warrants for the purchase of 10,564,429 and 1,571,429 shares of common stock for the respective periods.
Note 17. Share-Based Compensation
The Company recognized share-based compensation in its Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss during 2022 and 2021 as follows:
| ||Three Months Ended|
|Six Months Ended|
|Manufacture and supply||$||45 ||$||71 ||$||93 ||$||153 |
|Research and development||162 ||208 ||331 ||440 |
|Selling, general and administrative||2,014 ||1,442 ||2,710 ||2,635 |
|Total share-based compensation expenses||$||2,221 ||$||1,721 ||$||3,134 ||$||3,228 |
|Share-based compensation from:|