Selecta Biosciences (SELB) Tops Q1 EPS by 7c

May 7, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

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Selecta Biosciences (NASDAQ: SELB) reported Q1 EPS of ($0.21), $0.07 better than the analyst estimate of ($0.28).

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results:

  • Cash Position: Selecta had $74.3 million in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash as of March 31, 2020, which compares to cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash of $91.6 million as of December 31, 2019. Selecta believes its available cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash will be sufficient to meet its operating requirements into the first quarter of 2021.
    • Net cash used in operating activities was $11.7 million for the first quarter of 2020, as compared to $20.2 million for the same period in 2019.
  • Research and Development Expenses: Research and development expenses for the first quarter 2020 were $14.7 million, which compares with $7.4 million for the same period in 2019. The increase in costs was primarily the result of expenses incurred for our Phase 2 COMPARE trial for SEL-212 and for our gene therapy program in collaboration with AskBio.
  • General and Administrative Expenses: General and administrative expenses for the first quarter 2020 were $4.1 million, which compares with $4.5 million for the same period in 2019. The reduction in costs was the result of reduced salaries, consulting and professional fees offset by increased stock compensation expense.
  • Net Loss: For the first quarter 2020, Selecta reported a net loss of $19.6 million, or $0.21 per share, compared to a net loss of $12.1 million, or $0.31 per share for the same period in 2019.

“To date, Selecta has been able to navigate many of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as such, the ongoing COMPARE clinical trial of SEL-212 in chronic refractory gout is still on schedule, and we continue to expect to announce topline data in the third quarter of this year. However, we continue to recognize the inherent unpredictability of this ongoing situation. During this time, we have made the health and safety of our patients and healthcare providers the top priority, and we continue to work with our CRO and clinical sites to ensure that any risk posed to a patient or provider coming in for visits is properly mitigated,” said Carsten Brunn, Ph.D., President and CEO of Selecta. “We have also continued to advance our operations in other critical areas, including preparations for the commencement of the Phase 3 trial of SEL-212, and collaborating with AskBio to advance our gene therapy program. We remain on track to enter the clinic under this collaboration by the end of the year.”

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