vTv Therapeutics Announces 2021 Second Quarter Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- vTv Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:VTVT) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021, and provided an update on the progress of its clinical programs.

“We held our first, highly-productive meeting with the FDA following the designation of Breakthrough Therapy for TTP399 as a potential adjunct treatment for type 1 diabetes,” said Steve Holcombe, president and CEO, vTv Therapeutics. “Based upon the outcome of this meeting, we are planning to conduct two pivotal studies of TTP399 starting in the first half of 2022. We are appreciative of the ongoing dialogue that the Breakthrough Designation affords us and look forward to continuing to work closely with the agency as we refine the design of these studies in the coming weeks.”

Recent Achievements and Outlook

Type 1 Diabetes

  • Breakthrough Therapy Designation Type B Meeting. As announced in April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for TTP399 as an adjunctive therapy to insulin for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The Company held its first Type B meeting with the FDA pursuant to the Breakthrough Therapy designation to discuss the development of TTP399.

  • Mechanistic Study of Ketoacidosis with TTP399. The Company completed enrollment in the mechanistic study of TTP399 in people with type 1 diabetes. This phase 1 study is designed to assess the impact of TTP399 on ketone body formation, and therefore the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis, during a period of acute insulin withdrawal. vTv expects to report topline results from this mechanistic study in late third quarter or early fourth quarter of 2021.

  • Pivotal Study Planning. The Company is planning two pivotal, placebo-controlled clinical trials of TTP399 in subjects with type 1 diabetes that are expected to begin in the first half of 2022.


  • Multiple Ascending Dose Study with HPP737. The Company completed dosing healthy subjects in a phase 1 multiple ascending dose study to assess the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic profile of HPP737, an oral PDE4 inhibitor. We expect to report the results from this study in the third quarter.

  • Phase 2 Study Planning. The Company is planning a phase 2 clinical trial of HPP737 in patients with psoriasis. We are discussing the proposed study design with the FDA during the third quarter and expect to begin the study late in the fourth quarter of 2021 or early in the first quarter of 2022.

License Partner Updates

  • vTv and Cantex Entered into a Strategic Licensing Agreement for Azeliragon. In June, the Company announced a new strategic collaboration with Cantex Pharmaceuticals under which Cantex will continue the development of azeliragon for the treatment of the complications associated with cancer, including cachexia and pain from bone metastasis. Cantex will be responsible for the development and commercialization of azeliragon and the companies will allocate profits under a tiered arrangement.

  • Reneo Dosed the First Patient in Phase 2b STRIDE Study. In July, Reneo Pharmaceuticals dosed the first patient in the phase 2b STRIDE Study, designed to assess the efficacy and safety of REN001 for the treatment of patients with primary mitochondrial myopathies.

Funding Updates

  • $50 Million ATM Program. The Company added an additional $50 million of capacity to its at-the-market equity program with Cantor Fitzgerald to fund the ongoing and planned development of TTP399 and HPP737.

  • Registration of Additional Shares to Support Equity Line. The Company registered an additional 9.4 million shares of Class A Common Stock to provide the continued flexibility to raise capital with share sales to Lincoln Park Capital under the Purchase Agreement entered into in November of 2020.

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

  • Cash Position: The Company’s cash position as of June 30, 2021, was $10.8 million compared to $8.4 million as of March 31, 2021.

  • Revenue: Revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was an insignificant amount. For the first quarter of 2021 revenue was $1.0 million. The revenue for the first quarter was non-cash and related to the recognition of revenue pertaining to the Huadong license agreement.

  • R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $2.4 million and $3.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively. This decrease of $0.7 million was driven primarily by the decreases in spending for the Elevage study as the analysis and close out of this study largely occurred in the first quarter as well as a decrease in spending for our study of HPP737 in psoriasis.

  • G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses were consistent between periods at $2.2 million for each of the three months ended June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021.

  • Other Income/(Expense): Other income for the three months ended June 30, 2021 was $3.8 million and was attributable to the changes in the fair value of our investment in Reneo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. which completed its initial public offering in the second quarter of 2021 as well as gains related to a reduction in fair value of the warrants to purchase shares of our own stock issued to a related party (the “Related Party Warrants”). Other expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was driven by losses related to an increase in the fair value of the Related Party Warrants.

  • Net Loss Before Non-Controlling Interest: Net loss before non-controlling interest was $0.8 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to net loss of $5.9 million for the first quarter of 2021.

  • Net Loss Per Share: Diluted net loss per share was ($0.01) for the three months ended June 30, 2021 compared to diluted net loss per share of ($0.08) for the three months ended March 31, 2021, based on weighted-average diluted shares of 58.6 million and 56.5 million for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively.

vTv Therapeutics Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

 June 30,  March 31, 
 2021  2021 
 (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) 
Current assets:       
Cash and cash equivalents$10,835  $8,449 
Accounts receivable, net    2 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 313   710 
Current deposits 124   60 
Total current assets 11,272   9,221 
Property and equipment, net 322   344 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 444   464 
Long-term investments 9,622   6,725 
Total assets$21,660  $16,754 
Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest and Stockholders’ Deficit       
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$4,855  $4,965 
Operating lease liabilities 169   162 
Current portion of contract liabilities 35   35 
Current portion of notes payable     
Total current liabilities 5,059   5,162 
Contract liabilities, net of current portion 9   18 
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion 587   633 
Warrant liability, related party 3,588   4,519 
Other liabilities 50   50 
Total liabilities 9,293   10,382 
Commitments and contingencies       
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 60,190   62,647 
Stockholders’ deficit:       
Class A Common Stock 602   576 
Class B Common Stock 232   232 
Additional paid-in capital 224,457   217,647 
Accumulated deficit (273,114)  (274,730)
Total stockholders’ deficit attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. (47,823)  (56,275)
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and stockholders’ deficit$21,660  $16,754 

vTv Therapeutics Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Unaudited
(in thousands, except per share data)

 Three Months Ended 
 June 30, 2021  March 31, 2021 
Revenue$9  $987 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development 2,437   3,103 
General and administrative 2,242   2,164 
Total operating expenses 4,679   5,267 
Operating loss (4,670)  (4,280)
Interest income    1 
Interest expense     
Other income (expense), net 3,829   (1,648)
Loss before income taxes and noncontrolling interest (841)  (5,927)
Income tax provision    15 
Net loss before noncontrolling interest (841)  (5,942)
Less: net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (233)  (1,701)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc.$(608) $(4,241)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common shareholders$(608) $(4,241)
Net loss per share of vTv Therapeutics Inc. Class A
  Common Stock, basic and diluted
$(0.01) $(0.08)
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc.
  Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted
 58,615,137   56,472,535 

vTv Therapeutics Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)

 Three Months Ended June 30,  For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
 2021  2020  2021  2020 
 (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)  
Revenue$9  $  $996  $8 
Operating expenses:               
Research and development 2,437   2,509   5,540   6,713 
General and administrative 2,242   1,695   4,406   4,145 
Total operating expenses 4,679   4,204   9,946   10,858 
Operating loss (4,670)  (4,204)  (8,950)  (10,850)
Interest income       1   12 
Interest expense    (222)     (390)
Other income (expense), net 3,829   (565)  2,181   (928)
Loss before income taxes and noncontrolling interest (841)  (4,991)  (6,768)  (12,156)
Income tax provision       15    
Net loss before noncontrolling interest (841)  (4,991)  (6,783)  (12,156)
Less: net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (233)  (1,623)  (1,934)  (4,064)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc.$(608) $(3,368) $(4,849) $(8,092)
Net loss attributable to vTv Therapeutics Inc. common
$(608) $(3,368) $(4,849) $(8,092)
Net loss per share of vTv Therapeutics Inc. Class A
  Common Stock, basic and diluted
$(0.01) $(0.07) $(0.08) $(0.18)
Weighted-average number of vTv Therapeutics Inc.
  Class A Common Stock, basic and diluted
 58,615,137   45,661,221   57,549,755   44,561,886 

About vTv Therapeutics
vTv Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing oral, small molecule drug candidates. vTv has a pipeline of clinical drug candidates led by programs for the treatment of type 1 diabetes and psoriasis. vTv’s development partners are pursuing additional indications in type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal disease, primary mitochondrial myopathy, and pancreatic cancer.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Corey Davis
LifeSci Advisors