VYNE Therapeutics Reports Year-End 2020 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VYNE Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VYNE) (“VYNE” or the “Company”) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 and provided a corporate update.

“We continue to make progress in the trial and utilization of our two commercially launched products, driving market share in the acne and rosacea categories,” said David Domzalski, Chief Executive Officer of VYNE. “Our R&D team has made significant strides in developing our investigational product pipeline, having successfully advanced FCD105, our minocycline-adapalene combination product candidate for moderate-to-severe acne, which we anticipate commencing a Phase 3 program later this year. Additionally, we are excited about the pre-clinical data and prospects of our newest candidate FMX114, our pan-JAK / sphingosine-1 phosphate receptor modulator combination topical gel product candidate for the potential treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis, which we plan to take into a Phase 2a study in the third quarter of this year with anticipated top line results by the end of this year. Finally, we have strengthened our balance sheet and expect to have sufficient cash to fund our operating expense and capital requirements through the end of 2022.”

Fourth Quarter and Recent highlights:

  • ZILXI® (minocycline) topical foam, 1.5%, for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea in adults, launched and became available in pharmacies nationwide on October 1st.
    • First minocycline product of any form to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for use in rosacea.
  • Long-term safety and efficacy data for ZILXI published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.
    • ZILXI demonstrated a favorable safety and tolerability profile for up to 52 weeks of treatment.
    • Efficacy of ZILXI continued to improve for an additional 40 weeks of treatment after an initial treatment period of 12 weeks.
  • Held an end-of-Phase 2 meeting with the FDA establishing the key elements of the Phase 3 program to support a New Drug Application (“NDA”) for FCD105 (3% minocycline/0.3% adapalene foam).
    • FCD105 is designed to be the first minocycline-based combination product for the potential treatment of moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris.
    • Agreement with the FDA to conduct two identical 12-week, double-blind Phase 3 efficacy and safety studies (TRILOGY-1 and TRILOGY-2) and submit data from one 40-week open-label Phase 3 safety study (TRILOGY-3) which the FDA agreed to accept after the NDA has been submitted.
  • FDA approved AMZEEQ® (minocycline) topical foam, 4% label update including new information indicating the low propensity of Propionibacterium acnes (more commonly known as P. acnes) to develop resistance to minocycline.
  • Listing of another U.S. patent in the FDA’s Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (the “Orange Book”) for AMZEEQ, expiring in September 2037.
  • VYNE was added to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.
  • Announced plans to develop FMX114, a fixed combination of tofacitinib and fingolimod in a topical gel for the potential treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (“AD”).
    • FMX114 will be evaluated in a Phase 2a proof of concept study expected to begin in 3Q 2021.
  • Received approximately $81.0 million in net proceeds from November 2020 through January 2021, consisting of approximately $46.7 million in net proceeds from a registered direct offering on January 28, 2021, $26.3 million in net proceeds through the Company's at-the-market equity offering program between January 1, 2021 through January 25, 2021, and $8.0 million in net proceeds through the Company's at-the-market equity offering program during the fourth quarter of 2020. Effective as of January 25, 2021, the Company terminated the sales agreement related to the at-the-market equity offering program.
  • Executed a 1-for-4 reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock on February 12, 2021.
Financial Performance(in thousands, except per share amounts)Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
 20202019 20202019
Total Revenues$4,286  $135   $20,993  $443  
Net Loss$(23,181) $(37,820)  $(255,568) $(95,178) 
Diluted Net Loss per Share$(0.55) $(4.17)  $(7.88) $(11.22) 
Adjusted Net Loss*$(18,127) $(32,911)  $(96,296) $(90,265) 
Adjusted Diluted Net Loss per Share*$(0.43) $(3.63)  $(2.97) $(10.64) 
Adjusted EBITDA*$(16,974) $(32,319)  $(91,950) $(89,759) 

* See “Note Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” elsewhere in this earnings release.

Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2020

RevenuesRevenues totaled $21.0 million and $0.4 million for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. For the year ended December 31, 2020, our revenue consisted of $10.2 million of product sales, primarily associated with AMZEEQ and ZILXI, which were launched in January 2020 and October 2020, respectively, $10.0 million of license revenue, and $0.8 million of royalty revenue. For the year ended December 31, 2019, revenues consisted solely of royalty revenues.

The increase in license revenue for the year ended December 31, 2020 as compared to license revenue for the year ended December 31, 2019 was due to the upfront payment received under the license agreement with Cutia Therapeutics (HK) Limited for the marketing and sale of our topical minocycline products in Greater China.

Cost of Goods SoldCost of goods sold was $1.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2020. There was no cost of goods sold in the year ended December 31, 2019 because the revenues in that period consisted solely of royalties, which do not bear related cost of goods sold.

Research and Development ExpensesOur research and development expenses for the year ended December 31, 2020 were $43.5 million, representing a decrease of $7.7 million, or 15.0%, compared to $51.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. Clinical and manufacturing expense for AMZEEQ and ZILXI decreased as both products were commercialized in 2020. The Phase 2 clinical trial for FCD105 concluded in April 2020, resulting in a decrease in expense during the second half of the year. This was offset by an increase in clinical costs related to serlopitant and employee-related expenses of $12.4 million, including $3.8 million related to severance expenses payable to our former employees, and share-based compensation of $3.1 million.

Selling, General and Administrative ExpensesOur selling, general and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2020 were $89.5 million, representing an increase of $44.4 million, or 98%, compared to $45.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. Employee-related expenses increased primarily due to the expansion of our employee base, including sales force to support the growth of our operations. As result of the merger with Foamix, we incurred $4.7 million of severance expense, $7.7 million of additional selling, general and administrative expenses, and $9.9 million of share-based compensation. In addition, sales and marketing expenses increased due to the commercialization of AMZEEQ and ZILXI.

Goodwill and in-process research and development impairmentsGoodwill and in-process research and development impairments for the year ended December 31, 2020 were $54.3 million. There were no impairments for the year ended December 31, 2019. In the year ended December 31, 2020, we recorded impairments of $4.5 million for goodwill and $49.8 million for in process research and development due to the failed clinical trials for serlopitant for the treatment of pruritus associated with prurigo nodularis.

CSR Remeasurement For the year ended December 31, 2020 we incurred $84.7 million of expense due to the remeasurement of the CSR to fair value which was driven by the result of the failed serlopitant trials. At the time of our merger transaction with Foamix, we entered into a contingent stock right agreement that called for the issuance of additional shares of our common stock to legacy Foamix shareholders upon negative data from both Phase 3 serlopitant trials. Since the trials did not meet the endpoints outlined per the agreement, the contingent stock rights were remeasured, resulting in an expense of $84.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Total operating expenses adjusted for stock based compensation, CSR remeasurement, impairments and loss from sale and disposal of fixed assets*Set forth below is a presentation of our total operating expenses for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020, adjusted to exclude certain non-cash expenses incurred during the period. The adjustments below reflect non-cash expenses that we incurred during the periods, mainly as a result of the merger transaction and the failed Phase 3 trials for serlopitant. Non-cash expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2020 were $5.1 million, which included $3.0 million of share-based compensation expense and $2.1 million of loss from sale and disposal of fixed assets. Non-cash expenses for the year ended December 31, 2020 were $159.3 million, which included $84.7 million of contingent stock right remeasurement expense, $54.3 million in goodwill and in-process research and development impairments, $18.1 million of share-based compensation expense and $2.1 million of loss from sale and disposal of fixed assets. For the year ended December 31, 2020, $151.6 million of the total adjustments were incurred in the first half of 2020. We believe that the adjusted operating expenses are important measures as they better reflect the ongoing operations of the Company and exclude certain non-cash expenses.

(in thousands)Reported for thethree months endedDecember 31, 2020 Adjustments Adjusted for thethree months endedDecember 31, 2020
Research and development7,838  (2,920)  4,918 
Selling, general and administrative17,903  (2,134)  15,769 
Goodwill and in-process research & development      
CSR remeasurement      
Total operating expenses$25,741  (5,054)  20,687 

(in thousands)Reported for theyear endedDecember 31, 2020 Adjustments Adjusted for theyear endedDecember 31, 2020
Research and development43,533  (6,847)  36,686 
Selling, general and administrative89,543  (13,354)  76,189 
Goodwill and in-process research & development54,345  (54,345)   
CSR remeasurement84,726  (84,726)   
Total operating expenses$272,147  $(159,272)  $112,875 

* Adjusted results are non-GAAP financial measures. See "Note Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" elsewhere in this earnings release.

Cash & Cash EquivalentsAs of December 31, 2020, we had cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments of $59.4 million. We believe that our cash and cash equivalents and investments as of December 31, 2020, net proceeds received from the registered direct offering and our “at-the-market” offerings in January 2021 and projected cash flows from revenues will provide sufficient resources for our current ongoing needs through the end of 2022.

Conference Call and Live WebcastVYNE management will host a conference call and live webcast with slides today, Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 8:30 am Eastern Time to discuss the financial results and provide a business update. Dr. Iain Stuart, Chief Medical Officer of VYNE, will participate in the call to present pre-clinical data and outline development plans for FMX114 in AD.

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Note Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has provided certain non-GAAP financial information as additional information to measure operating performance, including, among others, Adjusted Total Operating Expenses, Adjusted Net Loss, Adjusted Diluted Net Loss per Share and Adjusted EBITDA. The Company believes that its presentation of such non-GAAP measures provides useful information to management and investors regarding its financial condition and operations. Specifically, these measures exclude, among other things, share-based compensation, CSR remeasurement and impairments of intangible assets. The Company does not believe that such expenses accurately reflect the Company's ongoing operations, and the Company does not expect to incur similar expenses in future periods.   These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) and may be different from similarly titled non-GAAP measures reported by other companies. The Company has provided required reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures elsewhere in the document.   

ZILXI and AMZEEQ Important Safety InformationIndications

ZILXI® (minocycline) topical foam, 1.5% is for the treatment of adults with pimples and bumps caused by a condition called rosacea. It is not known if ZILXI is safe and effective in children.

AMZEEQ® (minocycline) topical foam, 4% is for the treatment of pimples and red bumps (non-nodular inflammatory lesions) that happen with moderate to severe acne in patients 9 years age and older. It is not known if AMZEEQ is safe and effective in children under 9 years of age or older.

ZILXI and AMZEEQ are both topical forms of the antibiotic minocycline and are available by prescription only. ZILXI and AMZEEQ are for use on skin only (topical use). ZILXI and AMZEEQ are not for use in the mouth, eyes or vagina.

ZILXI and AMZEEQ should not be used for the treatment of infections.

Important Safety Information

  • ZILXI or AMZEEQ should not be used in people who are allergic to ZILXI, AMZEEQ, or any tetracycline medicine. Use of ZILXI or AMZEEQ should be stopped right away if a rash or other allergic symptom occurs.
  • ZILXI or AMZEEQ should not be used in women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are nursing. If a woman becomes pregnant while using ZILXI or AMZEEQ, she should talk to her doctor. Tetracycline medicine when taken by mouth during pregnancy, infancy and/or childhood up to the age of 8 years may permanently discolor teeth (yellow-gray-brown) and may slow the growth of bones.
  • ZILXI and AMZEEQ are flammable and fire, flame, and smoking must be avoided when applying and right after applying ZILXI or AMZEEQ.
  • People should protect their skin from the sun while using ZILXI or AMZEEQ and avoid sunlight or artificial sunlight such as sunlamps or tanning beds. Use of ZILXI or AMZEEQ should be stopped if skin is sunburned.
  • When taken by mouth, minocycline may cause feelings of lightheadedness, dizziness or spinning. People should not drive or operate dangerous machinery if they have these symptoms.

ZILXI and AMZEEQ are both topical foams that contain minocycline, a tetracycline medicine. They are not taken by mouth. However, tetracyclines, when taken by mouth (capsules or tablets), may cause serious side effects, including: diarrhea which may be caused by an infection and cause watery or bloody stools; loss of appetite; tiredness; yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice); bleeding more easily than normal; confusion; sleepiness; vision changes, including blurred vision, double vision, or permanent vision loss; unusual headaches; fever; rash; joint pain; body weakness; discoloration or darkening of the skin, scars, teeth, or gums. People should call their doctor right away if these side effects occur.

The most common side effect of ZILXI is diarrhea. The most common side effect of AMZEEQ is headache.

These are not all of the possible side effects for ZILXI or AMZEEQ. People should contact their doctor for medical advice about side effects and be sure to tell their doctor about all of their medical conditions and medicines they take before using ZILXI or AMZEEQ.

People are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Prescribing Information for ZILXI and AMZEEQ.

About VYNE Therapeutics Inc.VYNE's mission is to improve the lives of patients by developing proprietary, innovative and differentiated therapies in dermatology and beyond.

With expertise in topical medicine innovation as a springboard, VYNE is working to develop and commercialize a variety of solutions using its topical formulation capabilities, including its proprietary Molecule Stabilizing Technology (MST)™, and has received FDA approval for AMZEEQ® (minocycline) topical foam, 4%, and for ZILXI® (minocycline) topical foam, 1.5%.   For more information about our approved products, please see AMZEEQ’s Full Prescribing Information at AMZEEQ.com and ZILXI’s Full Prescribing Information at ZILXI.com.

For more information about VYNE Therapeutics Inc. or its investigational products, visit www.vynetherapeutics.com or follow VYNE on Twitter. VYNE may use its website to comply with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Therefore, investors should monitor VYNE’s website in addition to following its press releases, filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, public conference calls, and webcasts.

Investor Relations:Joyce AllaireLifeSci Advisors, LLC646-889-1200jallaire@lifesciadvisors.com

Andrew SaikChief Financial OfficerVYNE Therapeutics908-731-6180Andrew.Saik@vynetx.com

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the development and commercialization of VYNE’s products and product candidates, including FCD105 and FMX114, and other statements regarding the future expectations, plans and prospects of VYNE. All statements in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are based on VYNE’s current knowledge and its present beliefs and expectations regarding possible future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our business operations and liquidity, including our ability to progress a preclinical or clinical trial; adverse events associated with the development and commercialization of our product candidates and approved products; the outcome and cost of pre-clinical and clinical trials for current and future product candidates; determination by the FDA that results from VYNE’s pre-clinical and clinical trials are not sufficient to support registration or marketing approval of product candidates; the outcome of pricing, coverage and reimbursement negotiations with third party payors for AMZEEQ, ZILXI or any other products or product candidates that VYNE may commercialize in the future; whether, and to what extent, third party payors impose additional requirements before approving AMZEEQ and ZILXI prescription reimbursement; the eligible patient base and commercial potential of AMZEEQ, ZILXI or any of VYNE’s other products or product candidates; risks of potential litigation by third-parties regarding infringement of third-party intellectual property; risks that VYNE’s intellectual property rights, such as patents, may fail to provide adequate protection, may be challenged and one or more claims may be revoked or interpreted narrowly or will not be infringed; risks that any of VYNE’s patents may be held to be narrowed, invalid or unenforceable or one or more of VYNE’s patent applications may not be granted and potential competitors may also seek to design around VYNE’s granted patents or patent applications; additional competition in the acne and dermatology markets; risks related to our indebtedness; inability to raise additional capital on favorable terms or at all; VYNE’s ability to recruit and retain key employees; volatility in our stock price may result in rapid and substantial increases or decreases in our stock price that may or may not be related to our operating performance or prospects; and VYNE’s ability to stay in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause VYNE’s actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section titled “Risk Factors” in VYNE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in VYNE’s subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Although VYNE believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they speak only as of the date of this announcement and VYNE undertakes no obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as otherwise required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.

VYNE THERAPEUTICS INC.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)
 
 December 31 December 31
 2020 2019
Assets   
Current Assets:   
    
Cash and cash equivalents$57,563  $43,759 
Restricted cash855  825 
Short-term bank deposits  12,102 
Investment in marketable securities1,027  16,246 
Restricted investment in marketable securities  434 
Trade receivables, net of allowances15,819  135 
Prepaid and other assets4,591  1,557 
Inventory7,404  1,356 
Total Current Assets87,259  76,414 
    
Non-current Assets:   
    
Property and equipment, net555  2,885 
Operating lease right-of-use assets1,583  1,694 
Other4,345  166 
Total Non-current Assets6,483  4,745 
    
Total Assets$93,742  $81,159 

VYNE THERAPEUTICS INC.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (CONTINUED)(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)
 
 December 31 December 31
 2020 2019
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity   
Current Liabilities:   
    
Trade payables$4,780   $19,352  
Accrued expenses11,452   3,381  
Employee-related obligations4,360   5,231  
Operating lease liabilities757   1,092  
Other104   270  
Total Current Liabilities21,453   29,326  
    
Long-term Liabilities:   
    
Liability for employee severance benefits312   424  
Operating lease liabilities853   653  
Long-term debt33,174   32,725  
Other liabilities457   456  
Total Long-term Liabilities34,796   34,258  
Total Liabilities56,249   63,584  
Commitments and Contingencies     
Shareholders' Equity:   
Preferred stock: $0.0001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively; no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively     
Common stock: $0.0001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively; 43,205,221 and 9,120,078 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively4   1  
Additional paid-in capital603,685   328,156  
Accumulated deficit(566,196)  (310,587) 
Accumulated other comprehensive income   5  
Total Shareholders' Equity37,493   17,575  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity$93,742   $81,159  

VYNE THERAPEUTICS INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)
 
 Three months ended December 31 Year ended December 31
 2020 2019 2020 2019
Revenues       
Product sales$4,106  $   $10,202   $  
License revenues     10,000     
Royalty revenues180  135   791   443  
Total Revenues4,286  135   20,993   443  
        
Cost of goods sold534     1,392     
        
Operating Expenses:       
Research and development7,838  15,346   43,533   51,202  
Selling, general and administrative17,903  22,220   89,543   45,114  
Goodwill and in-process research & development impairments     54,345     
Contingent Stock Right Remeasurement     84,726     
Total Operating Expenses25,741  37,566   272,147   96,316  
Operating Loss21,989  37,431   252,546   95,873  
Interest Expense1,161  592   4,390   921  
Other expense (income), net31  (203)  (1,110)  (1,440) 
Loss Before Income Tax23,181  37,820   255,826   95,354  
Income Tax (Benefit) Expense     (258)  (176) 
Net Loss$23,181  $37,820   $255,568   $95,178  
        
Loss per share basic and diluted$0.55  $4.17   $7.88   $11.22  
        
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted42,232  9,076   32,418   8,485  

VYNE THERAPEUTICS INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(U.S. dollars in thousands)(Unaudited)
 
 Year ended December 31
 2020 2019
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:   
Net Loss$(255,568)  $(95,178) 
Adjustments required to reconcile net loss to net cash used inoperating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization341   350  
Goodwill and in-process research & development impairments54,345     
Contingent stock right remeasurement84,726     
Loss from disposal and sale of fixed assets  18  
Changes in marketable securities and bank deposits, net(142)  (357) 
Changes in accrued liability for employee severance benefits, net of retirement fund profit(112)  57  
Stock-based compensation18,100   4,895  
Non-cash other income, net(542)  140  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of businesses acquired:   
(Increase) decrease in trade receivables, prepaid and other assets(17,138)  373  
Increase in other non-current assets(4,171)  (131) 
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and accruals(12,975)  18,053  
Increase in inventory(6,048)  (1,356) 
Increase (decrease) in other liabilities1   (258) 
Net cash used in operating activities(137,082)  (73,394) 
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:   
Purchase of fixed assets(113)  (1,058) 
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets   40  
Investment in marketable securities   (44,964) 
Cash acquired through merger38,641     
Proceeds from sale and maturity of marketable securities and bank deposits50,579   87,851  
Net cash provided by investing activities89,107   41,869  
Cash Flows From Financing Activities   
Proceeds from exercise of options and issuance of shares under the employee shares purchase plan310   365  
Withholding tax from net exercise of restricted share units(141)  (32) 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs61,639   13,714  
Proceeds from debt financing and issuance of warrants, net of issuance costs   33,903  
Net cash provided by financing activities61,808   47,950  
Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash13,833   16,425  
Effect of exchange rate on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash1   41  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of the year44,584   28,118  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the year$58,418   $44,584  
Cash and cash equivalents$57,563   $43,759  
Restricted cash855   825  
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash shown in statement of cash flows$58,418   $44,584  
Supplementary information on investing and financing activities not involving cash flows:   
Cashless exercise of warrants and restricted stock units* $11  
Issuance of shares under employee stock purchase plan$387   $284  
Additions to operating lease right of use assets$1,350   $1,175  
Additions to operating lease liabilities$1,350   $1,175  
    
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:   
Interest received$102   $1,359  
Interest paid$3,941   $802  
    
Fair value of assets acquired$117,270   $  
Less liabilities assumed5,827     
Net acquired (See “Note 3- Business combination”)111,443     
Less cash acquired38,641     
Merger net of cash acquired$72,802   $  

*        Represents an amount less than one thousand

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables reconcile non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release or that may be presented on the Company’s conference call with analysts and investors. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide management, analysts, investors and other users of the Company’s financial information with meaningful supplemental information regarding the performance of the Company’s business. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered superior to, but rather in addition to other financial measures prepared by the Company in accordance with GAAP, including the year-to-year results. The Company’s method of determining these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from other companies’ methods and, therefore, may not be comparable to those used by other companies and the Company does not recommend the sole use of these non-GAAP measures to assess its financial and earnings performance. For reasons noted above, the Company is presenting certain non-GAAP financial measures for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020. In order for investors to be able to more easily compare the Company’s performance across periods, the Company has included comparable reconciliations for the 2019 period in the reconciliation tables below.

Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

The following table provides a reconciliation of Net loss (GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the three months and years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands):

 Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
 20202019 20202019
      
Net loss (GAAP)(23,181) (37,820)  (255,568) (95,178) 
Income tax expense (benefit)     (258) (176) 
Interest expense, net1,066  498   4,263  332  
Depreciation and amortization87  94   341  350  
EBITDA (non-GAAP)(22,028) (37,228)  (251,222) (94,672) 
      
Share based compensation expense2,953  4,891   18,100  4,895  
Loss from sale and disposal of fixed assets2,101  18   2,101  18  
Goodwill and in-process research & development impairments     54,345    
Contingent Stock Right Remeasurement     84,726    
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)(16,974) (32,319)  (91,950) (89,759) 

Reconciliation of Net Loss and Adjusted Net Loss (non-GAAP)

The following tables provide detailed reconciliations of various other income statement data between GAAP and non-GAAP amounts for the three months and years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 (in thousands, except per share data):

 Three Months EndedDecember 31, Year Ended December 31,
 20202019 20202019
      
Net Loss (GAAP)(23,181) (37,820)  (255,568) (95,178) 
Share based compensation expense2,953  4,891   18,100  4,895  
Loss from sale and disposal of fixed assets2,101  18   2,101  18  
Goodwill and in-process research & development impairments     54,345    
Contingent Stock Right Remeasurement     84,726    
Adjusted Net Loss (non-GAAP)(18,127) (32,911)  (96,296) (90,265) 
      
Research and development expense (GAAP)7,838  15,346   43,533  51,202  
Share based compensation expense(819) (1,563)  (4,746) (1,564) 
Loss from sale and disposal of fixed assets(2,101) (18)  (2,101) (18) 
Adjusted Research and development expense (non-GAAP)4,918  13,765   36,686  49,620  
      
Selling, general and administrative expense (GAAP)17,903  22,220   89,543  45,114  
Share based compensation expense(2,134) (3,329)  (13,354) (3,331) 
Adjusted Selling, general and administrative expense (non-GAAP)15,769  18,891   76,189  41,783  
      
Total Operating Expenses (GAAP)25,741  37,566   272,147  96,316  
Share based compensation expense(2,953) (4,891)  (18,100) (4,895) 
Loss from sale and disposal of fixed assets(2,101) (18)  (2,101) (18) 
Goodwill and in-process research & development impairments     (54,345)   
Contingent Stock Right Remeasurement     (84,726)   
Adjusted Total Operating Expenses20,687  32,657   112,875  91,403  
      
Total Operating Loss (GAAP)(21,989) (37,431)  (252,546) (95,873) 
Share based compensation expense2,953  4,891   18,100  4,895  
Loss from sale and disposal of fixed assets2,101  18   2,101  18  
Goodwill and in-process research & development impairments     54,345    
Contingent Stock Right Remeasurement     84,726    
Adjusted Total Operating Loss (non-GAAP)(16,935) (32,522)  (93,274) (90,960) 
      
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted (GAAP)(0.55) (4.17)  (7.88) (11.22) 
Share based compensation expense0.07  0.54   0.56  0.58  
Loss from sale and disposal of fixed assets0.05     0.06    
Goodwill and in-process research & development impairments     1.67    
Contingent Stock Right Remeasurement     2.62    
Adjusted Net loss per share - basic and diluted (non-GAAP)(0.43) (3.63)  (2.97) (10.64) 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted42,232  9,076   32,418  8,485  

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Source: VYNE Therapeutics Inc.


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