Nuevolution AB (publ) announces its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015/16

Stockholm, 6 September 2016. Nuevolution AB (publ) announces its report for the fourth quarter and full year 2015/16. The report is available on the company’s home page ( www.nuevolution.com ). The following is taken from the quarterly report.

Fourth quarter and full year summary

  • During the fourth quarter of 2015/16, additional pre-clinical studies in Nuevolution’s RORγt inverse agonist (inhibitor) program came out with positive results for its lead and backup candidate. Production of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) will commence in September 2016 for the first RORγt inverse agonist candidate.
  • In the Cytokine X program, proof-of-concept was achieved in a disease relevant mouse model.
  • In vivo studies are ongoing in the BET inhibitor program and in vitro studies are ongoing in the RORγt agonist program with results of these studies expected in the third and fourth quarter 2016, respectively.
  • The Janssen Biotech collaboration is proceeding according to schedule. We expect initiation of one additional project within the next six months.
  • Group revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015/16 amounted to SEK 3.1 (5.6) million. Full year 2015/16: SEK 21.3 (29.8) million.
  • The fourth quarter of 2015/16 is impacted by significant non-recurring and non-cash expenses for the 2015/21 warrant program of SEK 48.5 million and non-recurring reimbursement of VAT of SEK 2.9 million. Hence, both adjusted and reported figures are shown below.
  • The adjusted operating loss in the fourth quarter of 2015/16 was SEK -31.2 (-21.8) million. As reported, the operating loss amounted to SEK -76.7 million (-21.8). Full year 2015/16: Adjusted operating loss of SEK -91.5 (-64.9) million. As reported, the operating loss was SEK -151.9 million (-64.9), including non-recurring expenses of SEK 60.4 million in expenses for the warrant program and IPO costs of SEK 11.9 million.
  • The adjusted net loss in the fourth quarter of 2015/16 amounted to SEK -29.1 (-20.0) million. As reported, the net loss was SEK -74.7 million (-20.0). Full-year 2015/16: Adjusted net loss of SEK -84.6 (-54.7) million. As reported, the net loss amounted to SEK -145.0 million (-54.7), including the non-recurring expenses for the IPO and warrant program.
  • Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) in the fourth quarter of 2015/16 was SEK -0.68 (-0.70), and SEK -1.74 (-0.70) as reported. Full year 2015/16: Adjusted EPS of SEK -2.32 (-2.26), and SEK -3.98 (-2.26) as reported, including non-recurring expenses for the IPO and warrant program.
  • Net cash at June 30, 2016 was SEK 201.3 (44.0) million.

Events occurred after June 30, 2016:

On July 1, 2016, an extraordinary shareholder’s meeting (EGM) unanimously resolved to amend the terms and conditions of the company’s incentive program, warrant program 2015/2021, in accordance with the major shareholders’ proposal. The warrant program was expensed in the fourth quarter of 2015/16, as majority pre-approval was obtained prior to the EGM.

Message of the CEO

“We are pleased with the development of our programs and progress in partnership discussions during the fourth quarter of 2015/16. We continue to expect to enter one or two program licensing agreements and one or two risk-sharing collaborations in the next nine months”, CEO Alex Haahr Gouliaev stated.

On Tuesday 6 September at 13:00 CEST, the company’s executive management will host a conference call and webcast discussion of the results and provide an update on the pipeline programs and partnering activities. Access to the event can be obtained as follows:


LIVE access on Tuesday 6 September at 13:00 CEST

Telephone numbers:

SE: +46 85 664 2669

DK: +45 8233 3178

UK: +44 20 3008 9808

US: +1 855 7532 235

Webcast will be available at www.nuevolution.com in the Investors section and at www.financialhearings.com


REPLAY access

Webcast replay will be available at www.nuevolution.com in the Investors section and at www.financialhearings.com


For more information, please contact:

Alex Haahr Gouliaev, CEO

Phone: +45 3913 0902

Email: ahg@nuevolution.com

Henrik Damkjær Simonsen, CFO

Phone: +45 3913 0947

Email: hs@nuevolution.com

Information about Nuevolution AB (publ)

Nuevolution AB (publ) is a leading small molecule drug discovery biotech company founded in 2001, and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nuevolution partners its discovery platform and programs with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to seek future benefit of patients in need of novel medical treatment option. Nuevolution’s internal programs are focused on therapeutically important targets within inflammation, oncology and immuno-oncology.

This information is information that Nuevolution AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Market Act. The information was sent for publication on Tuesday 6 September, 08.00 (CEST).

Nuevolution AB (publ) is listed at Nasdaq First North in Stockholm, Sweden (ticker: NUE.ST). Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB acts as Certified Advisor to Nuevolution AB (publ). More information about Nuevolution can be found on: www.nuevolution.com .

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Nuevolution is a biotechnology company with a unique business model, where continuous revenue generation and risk mitigation represent primary objectives. This strategy is executed by a “multiple shots at goal” approach in combination with reduced research costs, where simultaneous development of multiple programs in parallel is made possible. Nuevolution is the inventor of Chemetics®. Chemetics® is a patent protected drug discovery research platform, which enables identification of small molecule (tablet based) drug candidates much more effectively and at lower cost than what is possible by other conventional methods. Nuevolution applies its research platform for the identification and development of its own pipeline of drug candidates for treatment of cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases Nuevolution applies a business model that is unique for a biotechnology company with a primary focus on revenue generation and risk minimization (i.e. lower cost development) by having a number of programs developed in parallel. Nuevolution is the inventor of Chemetics® , a patent protected drug discovery platform which enables efficient discovery of novel chemical small molecule leads for specific indications addressing disease targets within the company’s therapeutic focus areas

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