IntelGenx Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

May 10, 2018

SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:IGX) (OTCQX:IGXT) (the “Company” or “IntelGenx”) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. All dollar amounts are expressed in U.S. currency and results are reported in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles except where noted otherwise.

2018 First Quarter Financial Highlights:

  • Total revenue was $239,000, which reflected decreases in deferred and upfront revenues of $922,000 and 408,000, respectively.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was ($1.8 million), compared to adjusted EBITDA of ($117,000) in the same period last year.
  • Cash and short-term investments totalled $2.4 million as at March 31, 2018, which did not include gross proceeds of  $3.2 million raised by the Company in its May 2018 unit offering.

Recent Developments:

  • Presented overviews of the Company’s business at the 10th Annual Biotech Showcase in January 2018 and at the Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference in May 2018.
  • Initiated Phase 2a proof of concept Montelukast VersaFilm™ clinical trial in Alzheimer’s patients, following clearance of the Clinical Trial Application by Health Canada.  IntelGenx retained the services of Cogstate and JSS Medical Research as the Contract Research Organizations to support the Montelukast VersaFilm™ study.  Patient screening is expected to begin in Q2 2018.

“With the completion of the private placement offering earlier this week, we now have sufficient financial resources to support our Montelukast Phase 2a clinical trial and to continue advancing the rest of our product pipeline toward commercialization,” commented Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, President and CEO of IntelGenx.

Financial Results:

Total revenues for the three-month period ended March 31, 2018 amounted to $239,000, compared to $1.4 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2017.  The decrease for the three-month period ended March 31, 2018 compared to the last year’s corresponding period is mainly attributable to a decrease in deferred revenues on monetization of $922,000 and a decrease in upfront revenues of $408,000, partially offset by an increase in Research and Development revenues of $218,000.

Operating costs and expenses were $2.3 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, versus $1.8 million for the corresponding quarter in 2017.  The increase for the three-month period ended March 31, 2018 is mainly attributable to a $153,000 increase in Research and Development expenses and a $376,000 increase in mostly non-recurring Selling, General and Administrative expenses.

For the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, the Company had an operating loss of $2.0 million, compared to an operating loss of $457,000 for the comparable period of 2017.

Net comprehensive loss was $2.3 million, or $0.03 on a basic and diluted per share basis, for the three-month period ended March 31, 2018, compared to a net comprehensive loss of $468,000, or $0.01 on a basic and diluted per share basis, for the comparable period of 2017.

As of March 31, 2018, the Company’s cash and short-term investments totalled $2.4 million, which did not include gross proceeds of $3.2 million raised in its May 2018 unit offering.

Conference Call Details:

IntelGenx will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2018 financial results today, May 10, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. ET.  The dial-in number for the conference call is (833) 231-8269.  The call will be webcast live and archived for twelve months at www.intelgenx.com.

About IntelGenx:

Established in 2003, IntelGenx is a leading oral drug delivery company primarily focused on the development and manufacturing of innovative pharmaceutical oral films based on its proprietary VersaFilm™ technology platform.

IntelGenx' highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, analytical method development, clinical monitoring, IP and regulatory services. IntelGenx' state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, established for the VersaFilm™ technology platform, supports lab-scale to pilot and commercial-scale production, offering full service capabilities to its clients. More information about the company can be found at www.intelgenx.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This document may contain forward-looking information about IntelGenx' operating results and business prospects that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about IntelGenx' plans, objectives, expectations, strategies, intentions or other characterizations of future events or circumstances and are generally identified by the words "may," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "could," "would," and similar expressions. All forward looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Because these forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, IntelGenx' actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in IntelGenx' annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, and also filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and www.sedar.com. IntelGenx assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

Each of the TSX Venture Exchange and OTCQX has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Source:  IntelGenx Technologies Corp.

 

For more information, please contact:

Stephen Kilmer
Investor Relations
(514) 331-7440 ext 232
stephen@intelgenx.com 

Or

Andre Godin, CPA, CA
Executive Vice-President and CFO
IntelGenx Corp.
(514) 331-7440 ext 203
andre@intelgenx.com 

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