BAGNEUX, France, July 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DBV Technologies, (Euronext: DBV – ISIN: FR0010417345 – Nasdaq Stock Market:DBVT), a clinical-stage specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today its interim financial results for the first half of 2015. The full interim financial report (regulated information) is available on DBV’s website in the Investor Relations section. The 2015 half-year financial statements were subject to a limited review by the Company’s statutory auditors.
2015 First Half Year Results
Selected financial information (IFRS – subject to a limited review by statutory auditors)
|In million euros||H1 2015||H1 2014|
|Operating profit (loss)||(14.92)||(12.08)|
|Net profit (loss)||(14.48)||(11.77)|
|EPS (in € per share)||(0.74)||(0.77)|
|Net cash flow from operating activities||(12.44)||(10.47)|
|Net cash Flows from financing activities||3.18||0.75|
|Net cash flow||(10.07)||(10.34)|
Total revenues were €2.7 million and €3.2 million for the first half 2014 and 2015, respectively. These revenues were primarily generated from government research tax credits and, to a lesser extent, from sales of Diallertest® and from research subsidies. Sales of Diallertest® increased slightly from €103,165 in the first half of 2014 to €107,520 in the first half of 2015, although the Company does not anticipate material future revenues from this diagnostic product and remains focused on the development of its product candidates that employ the Viaskin® platform.
Research & Development expenses were €12.5 million and €10.4 million for the first half of 2014 and 2015, respectively. This variation reflects increased research and development activity with respect to the Company’s pre-clinical research and clinical development, as well as increased hiring of research and development personnel to support the Company’s ongoing programs.
General & Administrative expenses were €5.5 million and €4.2 million in the first half of 2014 and 2015, respectively. This variation reflects increased investment in the Company’s administrative and management functions to support its overall growth, as well as increased professional fess as a result of the Company becoming a registered public company in the United States in October 2014.
The Company’s net loss for the first six months of 2015 was €(14.5) million, compared to €(11.8) million for the corresponding 2014 period. Net loss per share (based on the number of weighted average number of shares outstanding) was €(0.77) and €(0.74) for the first half of 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Net cash flow from operational activities was €(10.5) million and €(12.4) million for the first half 2014 and 2015, respectively, with the increase primarily attributable to increased research and development activity in 2015.
Net cash flow from financing activities was €0.7 million and €3.2 million for the first half of 2014 and 2015, respectively, primarily attributable to the exercise of equity instruments in both period.
DBV Technologies expects to announce its nine months topline results and cash position on November 3, 2015, before market opening.
About DBV Technologies
DBV Technologies is developing Viaskin®, an innovative new approach to the treatment of allergies – a major public health issue that has been increasing in prevalence. DBV Technologies, incorporated in France in 2002, has developed a proprietary, patented technology for administering an allergen to intact skin while avoiding transfer to the blood, and thus lowering the risk of a systemic, allergic reaction in the event of accidental exposure. DBV Technologies is focusing on food allergies, including milk and peanut, for which there are currently no effective treatments. DBV Technologies has designed two products candidates: Viaskin® Peanut and Viaskin® Milk. The clinical development program for Viaskin® Peanut has received Fast Track designation and Breakthrough Therapy designation in children from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
DBV Technologies shares are traded on segment B of Euronext Paris (Ticker: DBV, ISIN code: FR0010417345) and on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the form of American Depositary Shares (each representing one-half of one ordinary share) (Ticker:DBVT). For more information on DBV Technologies, please visit our website: www.dbv-technologies.com.