MannKind Corporation Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results
VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.
For the fourth quarter, our operating expenses declined 35% compared to the similar quarter in 2013. Research and development costs were significantly lower, mainly due to a reduction in non-cash compensation expenses and much lower clinical trial expenses following the completion of the Affinity studies in 2013. General and administrative costs declined 29%, mainly reflecting lower non-cash compensation expenses.
For the full year 2014, our total operating expenses increased modestly, with a decrease in research and development costs offset by an increase in general and administrative costs. Research and development costs decreased due to the completion of our Affinity trials, the pivotal clinical trials relating to the efficacy and safety of our novel inhaled insulin, Afrezza. Higher general and administrative costs resulted primarily from increased professional fees, principally related to the negotiation and completion of a collaboration agreement with Sanofi. In addition, professional fees reflected a significant expansion in our program to identify, screen and fully evaluate new product opportunities that will best take advantage of the unique advantages of our Technosphere® drug delivery technology.
The net loss applicable to common stockholders for 2014 was $198.4 million or $0.51 per share based on 385.2 million weighted average shares outstanding, slightly higher than the net loss to common shareholders of $191.5 million, or $0.64 per share on 299.6 million weighted average shares outstanding in 2013. Our common shares outstanding at year-end 2014 were 406.1 million.
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of 2014 were $120.8 million. Subsequent to year end, we received $50.0 million relating to two product development milestones achieved in the fourth quarter of 2014 from our collaboration agreement with Sanofi. In addition, we have $30.1 million of borrowings remaining under the loan arrangement with the Mann Group.
"After achieving a number of significant milestones during 2014, we began the commercial production of Afrezza during the fourth quarter of the year," said Hakan Edstrom, MannKind's President and Chief Executive Officer. "With our flagship product, Afrezza©, in the early stages of its commercial launch in the United States, we now enter a very exciting new phase for MannKind."
MannKind management will host a conference call to discuss these results today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the call please dial (800) 708-4540 or (847) 619-6397 and use the participant passcode: 3859 3101. Those interested in listening to the conference call live via the Internet may do so by visiting the Company's website at http://www.mannkindcorp.com.
A telephone replay will be accessible for approximately 14 days following completion of the call by dialing (888) 843-7419 or (630) 652-3042 and use the participant passcode: 3859 3101#. A replay will also be available on MannKind's website for 14 days.
About MannKind Corporation
MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) focuses on the discovery and development of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes. MannKind maintains a website at http://www.mannkindcorp.com to which MannKind regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional information about MannKind. Interested persons can subscribe on the MannKind website to e-mail alerts that are sent automatically when MannKind issues press releases, files its reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission or posts certain other information to the website.
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