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Galmed Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD) ("Galmed" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of Aramchol™, an oral therapy for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, fibrosis and other fibrotic indications, provides today a business update and reports financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022.

Recent Developments

  • Discontinuing the Open Label Part of the ARMOR study having reached its objectives while refocusing research and development on advancing Aramchol for new anti-fibrotic indications.
  • Implementing a cost reduction plan that includes reduction in headcount and full-time positions and discontinuing any non-essential research and development activities.
  • Evaluating the continuation of development of Aramchol and Amilo-5MER and unable to estimate if and when the registrational part of the ARMOR study will be initiated.
  • Continuing to explore strategic alternatives and structuring to best optimize resources to enhance shareholder value and achieve goals.
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Financial Summary – Second Quarter 2022 vs. Second Quarter 2021:

  • Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and marketable debt securities totaled $22.5 million as of June 30, 2022, compared to $34.9 million at December 31, 2021.
  • Net loss amounted to $3.7 million, or $0.15 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to a net loss of $8.4 million, or $0.33 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2021.
  • Research and development expenses amounted to approximately $2.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to approximately $7.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. The decrease resulted primarily from a decrease in clinical trial expenses in connection with the discontinuation of the Open Label Part of the ARMOR study.
  • General and administrative expenses amounted to approximately $1.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to approximately $1.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. The decrease in general and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 resulted primarily from a decrease in professional services expenses.

About Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a clinical stage drug development biopharmaceutical company for liver, metabolic and inflammatory diseases.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements relating to Galmed's objectives, plans and strategies, as well as statements, other than historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that Galmed intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future. These statements are often characterized by terminology such as "believes," "hopes," "may," "anticipates," "should," "intends," "plans," "will," "expects," "estimates," "projects," "positioned," "strategy" and similar expressions and are based on assumptions and assessments made in light of management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Many factors could cause Galmed's actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: the timing and cost of Galmed's pivotal Phase 3 ARMOR trial, or the ARMOR Study or any other pre-clinical or clinical trials; completion and receiving favorable results of the ARMOR Study for Aramchol or any other pre-clinical or clinical trial; the impact of COVID-19; regulatory action with respect to Aramchol or any other product candidate by the FDA or the EMA; the commercial launch and future sales of Aramchol or any other future products or product candidates; Galmed's ability to comply with all applicable post-market regulatory requirements for Aramchol or any other product candidate in the countries in which it seeks to market the product; Galmed's ability to achieve favorable pricing for Aramchol or any other product candidate; Galmed's expectations regarding the commercial market for NASH patients or any other indication; third-party payor reimbursement for Aramchol or any other product candidate; Galmed's estimates regarding anticipated capital requirements and Galmed's needs for additional financing; market adoption of Aramchol or any other product candidate by physicians and patients; the timing, cost or other aspects of the commercial launch of Aramchol or any other product candidate; the development and approval of the use of Aramchol or any other product candidate for additional indications or in combination therapy; Galmed's expectations regarding licensing, acquisitions and strategic operations; Galmed's ability to maintain the listing of its common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market; and the outcome of any evaluation of Galmed's strategic alternatives. More detailed information about the risks and uncertainties affecting Galmed is contained under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Galmed's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on May 2, 2022, and in other filings that Galmed has made and may make with the SEC in the future. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and reflect Galmed's current views with respect to future events, and Galmed does not undertake and specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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GALMED PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

U.S. Dollars in thousands, except share data and per share data




As of



As of




June 30,



December 31,




2022



2021


Assets









Current assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,980




2,884


Restricted Cash



114




114


Marketable debt securities



20,422




31,931


Other receivable



614




1,125


Total current assets



23,130




36,054











Right of use assets



315




406


Property and equipment, net



130




145


Total non-current assets



445




551











Total assets


$

23,575



$

36,605











Liabilities and stockholders' equity


















Current liabilities









Trade payables


$

2,089



$

4,871


Other accounts payables



640




1,008


Total current liabilities



2,729




5,879











Non-current liabilities









Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion


$

134



$

229


Total non-current liabilities



134




229











Ordinary shares par value NIS 0.01 per share; Authorized 300,000,000;
Issued and outstanding:









25,088,414 shares as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021



70




70


Additional paid-in capital



199,675




198,772


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(982)




(171)


Accumulated deficit



(178,051)




(168,174)


Total stockholders' equity



20,712




30,497











Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

23,575



$

36,605


 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the interim consolidated financial statements.

 

 

GALMED PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

U.S. Dollars in thousands, except share data and per share data




Three months ended



Six months ended




June 30,



June 30,




2022



2021



2022



2021


Research and development expenses



2,580




7,036




7,376




14,416



















General and administrative expenses



1,150




1,376




2,446




3,128



















Total operating expenses



3,730




8,412




9,822




17,544



















Financial expense (income), net



4




(16)




55




(243)



















Net loss


$

3,374



$

8,396



$

9,877



$

17,301



















Basic and diluted net loss per share


$

0.15



$

0.33



$

0.39



$

0.72



















Weighted-average number of shares outstanding used in

















computing basic and diluted net loss per share



25,088,414




25,083,914




25,088,414




24,099,132


 

 

GALMED PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

U.S. Dollars in thousands




Six months ended




June 30,




2022



2021


Cash flow from operating activities


















Net loss


$

(9,877)



$

(17,301)











Adjustments required to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities









Depreciation and amortization



18




21


Stock-based compensation expense



903




943


Amortization of premium on marketable debt securities



35




126


Interest income from short-term deposits



-




(7)


Loss (gain) from realization of marketable debt securities



201




(19)


Finance expenses



(42)




-


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:









Decrease in other accounts receivable



511




325


Decrease in trade payables



(2,782)




(1,417)


Increase (decrease) in other accounts payable



(330)




412)


Net cash used in operating activities



(11,363)




(16,917)











Cash flow from investing activities









Purchase of property and equipment



(3)




(8)


Investmentin available for sale securities







(7,831)


Sale (investment) in short term deposits, net



-




2,005


Consideration from sale of available for sale securities



10,462




6,359


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities



10,459




525











Cash flow from financing activities









Proceeds from exercise of options (*)



-




(*)


Issuance of Ordinary shares, net of issuance cost



-




17,368


Net cash provided in financing activities



-




17,368











Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash



(904)




976


Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period



2,998




7,060


Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period


$

2,094



$

8,036


Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:


















Cash received from interest


$

138



$

347


Non-cash transactions:









Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities, net


$

-



$

530


(*) Represents amount less than $1.

 

 

SOURCE Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

For further information: Guy Nehemya, Chief Operating Officer, Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd., investor.relations@galmedpharma.com, +972-3-693-8448