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MediciNova 10-Q 2015

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 10-Q
  2. Ex-31.1
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mnov-10q_20150930.htm

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

x

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED September 30, 2015

o

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM                      TO                     

Commission file number: 001-33185

 

MEDICINOVA, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

33-0927979

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

4275 Executive Square, Suite 650

La Jolla, CA

 

92037

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(858) 373-1500

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a small reporting company. See the definitions of “accelerated filer”, “large accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer

o

Accelerated filer

o

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

o  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company

x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  o    No  x

As of October 23, 2015, the registrant had 29,956,495 shares of Common Stock ($0.001 par value) outstanding.

 

 

 

 


 

MEDICINOVA, INC.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

MEDICINOVA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

September 30,

2015

 

 

December 31,

2014

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

23,612,272

 

 

$

11,669,435

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

732,512

 

 

 

463,486

 

Total current assets

 

 

24,344,784

 

 

 

12,132,921

 

Goodwill

 

 

9,600,241

 

 

 

9,600,241

 

In-process research and development

 

 

4,800,000

 

 

 

4,800,000

 

Investment in joint venture

 

 

660,420

 

 

 

684,789

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

23,887

 

 

 

44,844

 

Other assets

 

 

157,737

 

 

 

10,699

 

Total assets

 

$

39,587,069

 

 

$

27,273,494

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

354,700

 

 

$

461,970

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

350,904

 

 

 

345,530

 

Accrued compensation and related expenses

 

 

590,926

 

 

 

786,494

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

1,296,530

 

 

 

1,593,994

 

Long-term deferred rent and lease liability

 

 

14,572

 

 

 

18,748

 

Deferred tax liability

 

 

1,956,000

 

 

 

1,956,000

 

Long-term deferred revenue

 

 

1,694,163

 

 

 

1,694,163

 

Total liabilities

 

 

4,961,265

 

 

 

5,262,905

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 3,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2015

   and December 31, 2014; 220,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30,

   2015 and December 31, 2014

 

 

2,200

 

 

 

2,200

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized at September 30,

   2015 and December 31, 2014; 29,956,495 and 24,436,317 shares issued and

   outstanding at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

 

 

29,957

 

 

 

24,437

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

351,386,898

 

 

 

332,666,935

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(101,471

)

 

 

(100,977

)

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(316,691,780

)

 

 

(310,582,006

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

34,625,804

 

 

 

22,010,589

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

39,587,069

 

 

$

27,273,494

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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MEDICINOVA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended

September 30,

 

 

Nine months ended

September 30,

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research, development and patents

 

$

586,680

 

 

$

893,265

 

 

$

2,103,416

 

 

$

2,476,797

 

General and administrative

 

 

1,007,453

 

 

 

1,451,994

 

 

 

3,982,801

 

 

 

4,363,237

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

1,594,133

 

 

 

2,345,259

 

 

 

6,086,217

 

 

 

6,840,034

 

Operating loss

 

 

(1,594,133

)

 

 

(2,345,259

)

 

 

(6,086,217

)

 

 

(6,840,034

)

Other expense

 

 

(22,857

)

 

 

(2,587

)

 

 

(41,298

)

 

 

(477

)

Other income

 

 

10,483

 

 

 

9,077

 

 

 

23,731

 

 

 

30,599

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(1,606,507

)

 

 

(2,338,769

)

 

 

(6,103,784

)

 

 

(6,809,912

)

Income taxes

 

 

(1,383

)

 

 

(1,472

)

 

 

(5,990

)

 

 

(4,562

)

Net loss applicable to common stockholders

 

$

(1,607,890

)

 

$

(2,340,241

)

 

$

(6,109,774

)

 

$

(6,814,474

)

Basic and diluted net loss per common share

 

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.10

)

 

$

(0.24

)

 

$

(0.28

)

Shares used to compute basic and diluted net

   loss per common share

 

 

26,931,555

 

 

 

24,149,680

 

 

 

25,441,423

 

 

 

23,997,920

 

Net loss applicable to common stockholders

 

$

(1,607,890

)

 

$

(2,340,241

)

 

$

(6,109,774

)

 

$

(6,814,474

)

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

1,833

 

 

 

(6,969

)

 

 

(493

)

 

 

(3,503

)

Comprehensive loss

 

$

(1,606,057

)

 

$

(2,347,210

)

 

$

(6,110,267

)

 

$

(6,817,977

)

 

See accompanying notes

 

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MEDICINOVA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Nine months ended

September 30,

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(6,109,774

)

 

$

(6,814,474

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating

   activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash stock-based compensation

 

 

1,143,814

 

 

 

984,095

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

23,273

 

 

 

30,465

 

Change in value of equity method investment

 

 

24,369

 

 

 

(9,346

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

(415,910

)

 

 

965,759

 

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and deferred rent

 

 

(105,962

)

 

 

325,185

 

Accrued compensation and related expenses

 

 

(195,568

)

 

 

359,062

 

Receivable

 

 

 

 

 

6,008,553

 

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

 

(5,635,758

)

 

 

1,849,299

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of property and equipment

 

 

(2,320

)

 

 

(3,523

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(2,320

)

 

 

(3,523

)

Financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs

 

 

16,619,129

 

 

 

2,989,097

 

Proceeds from common stock option and warrant exercises

 

 

872,632

 

 

 

343,230

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock for ESPP, net of issuance costs

 

 

89,908

 

 

 

60,456

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

17,581,669

 

 

 

3,392,783

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(754

)

 

 

(2,152

)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

11,942,837

 

 

 

5,236,407

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

 

11,669,435

 

 

 

6,700,493

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

23,612,272

 

 

$

11,936,900

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes paid

 

$

7,443

 

 

$

5,562

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

 

 

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MEDICINOVA, INC.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

1. Interim Financial Information

Organization and Business

MediciNova, Inc. (the “Company” or “MediciNova”) was incorporated in the state of Delaware in September 2000 and is a public company. The Company’s common stock is listed in both the U.S. and Japan and trades on The NASDAQ Global Market and the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. MediciNova is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring and developing novel, small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases with unmet medical needs with a commercial focus on the U.S. market. The Company’s current strategy is to focus its development activities on MN-166 (ibudilast) for neurological disorders such as progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and substance dependence (e.g., methamphetamine dependence, opioid dependence and alcohol dependence), and MN-001 (tipelukast) for fibrotic diseases such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The Company’s pipeline also includes MN-221 (bedoradrine) for the treatment of acute exacerbations of asthma and MN-029 (denibulin) for solid tumor cancers.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) for interim financial information and with the instructions of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, the consolidated financial statements include all adjustments necessary, which are of a normal and recurring nature, for the fair presentation of the Company’s financial position and of the results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2014 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. The results of operations for the interim period shown in this report are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for any other interim period or for the full year. The balance sheet at December 31, 2014 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date, but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements.

Research, Development and Patents

Research and development costs are expensed in the period incurred. Research and development costs primarily consist of salaries and related expenses for personnel, facilities and depreciation, research and development supplies, licenses and outside services. Such research and development costs totaled $0.5 million and $0.8 million for the three-months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  Research and development costs totaled $1.9 million and $2.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Costs related to filing and pursuing patent applications are expensed as incurred, as recoverability of such expenditures is uncertain. The Company includes all external costs related to the filing of patents on developments in Research, Development and Patents expenses. Such patent-related expenses totaled $0.1 million for the three-months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014.  Patent-related expenses totaled $0.2 million and $0.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards Board “(IASB”) jointly issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts from Customers, which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in ASC 605, Revenue Recognition. ASU 2014-09 is a comprehensive new revenue recognition standard that will supersede nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under US GAAP and IFRS. The standard’s core principle

 

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is that a company will recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In doing so, companies will need to use more judgment and make more estimates than under current authoritative guidance. These may include identifying performance obligations in the contract, estimating the amount of variable consideration to include in the transaction price and allocating the transaction price to each separate performance obligation. The standard is effective for public entities for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is not permitted under US GAAP. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company.

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern, which is new guidance requiring management to evaluate whether there are conditions and events that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the financial statements are issued (or available to be issued when applicable).  Management will be required to make this evaluation for both annual and interim reporting periods and will have to make certain disclosures if it concludes that substantial doubt exists or when its plans alleviate substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. The standard is effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company.

Vendor Payment

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company received a $100,000 payment from a vendor to offset the costs of manufactured drug product that was inadvertently destroyed by the vendor.  The vendor payment has been recorded as an offset to general and administrative expense.

2. Revenue Recognition

Revenue Recognition Policy

Revenues consist of milestone payments and research and development services. Milestone payments are recognized as revenue upon achievement of pre-defined scientific events, which require substantive effort, and for which achievement of the milestone was not readily assured at the inception of the agreement. Milestones that do not meet the criteria for accounting under the milestone method because the payments are solely contingent upon the performance of a third party are accounted for as contingent revenue. Research and development services are recognized as research costs are incurred over the period the services are performed. For all other revenue the Company recognizes revenues when all four of the following criteria are met: (1) persuasive evidence that an arrangement exists; (2) delivery of the products and/or services has occurred; (3) the selling price is fixed or determinable; and (4) collectability is reasonably assured.

Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

In October 2011, the Company entered into an agreement with Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., or Kissei, to perform research and development services relating to MN-221 in exchange for a non-refundable upfront payment of $2.5 million. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company is responsible for all costs to be incurred in the performance of these services. Certain of these research and development services were completed in 2013 and 2012, and the remaining services are expected to be delivered and completed at a future date. The Company assessed the deliverables in accordance with the authoritative guidance and concluded the existence of one deliverable, research and development services. As such, revenue is being recognized as the research and development services are performed. The amount received from Kissei, net of the amount recorded as revenue, is included on the balance sheet as long-term deferred revenue and will be recognized as revenue as the remaining services are performed. No revenue was recorded in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014.

3. Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is an exit price, representing the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. As such, fair value is a market-based measurement that should be determined based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. As a basis for considering such assumptions, a three-tier fair value hierarchy has been established, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:

 

Level 1: 

Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets;

 

 

Level 2: 

Inputs are quoted prices for similar items in active markets or inputs are quoted prices for identical or similar items in markets that are not active near the measurement date; and

 

 

Level 3: 

Unobservable inputs due to little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions

 

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Included in cash and cash equivalents are $23.4 million and $11.5 million of money market funds as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, that are classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy.  

 

 

4. Joint Venture

The Company entered into an agreement to form a joint venture company with Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. and Beijing Medfron Medical Technologies Co., Ltd. (formerly Beijing Make-Friend Medicine Technology Co., Ltd.) effective September 27, 2011. The joint venture agreement provides for the joint venture company, Zhejiang Sunmy Bio-Medical Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Sunmy), to develop and commercialize MN-221 in China and pursue additional compounds to develop. A sublicense agreement would be required under which Zhejiang Sunmy would license MN-221 from the Company and, as of the date of this filing, no such sublicense agreement has been entered into. In accordance with the joint venture agreement, in March 2012 the Company paid $680,000 for a 30% interest in Zhejiang Sunmy. The other parties to the joint venture agreement provided funding for their combined 70% interest. In December 2013, the Board of Directors of Zhejiang Sunmy agreed to amend the joint venture agreement to allow for the departure of Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. subject to the approval of the government of the People’s Republic of China. In August 2014, the Chinese government approved the amendment to the joint venture agreement to allow for the departure of Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. and for Beijing Medfron Medical Technologies Co., Ltd. and MediciNova to each have a 50% interest in Zhejiang Sunmy. No additional capital was contributed by either remaining party.

Zhejiang Sunmy is a variable interest entity for which the Company is not the primary beneficiary as the Company does not have a majority of the board seats and does not have power to direct or significantly influence the actions of the entity. The activities of Zhejiang Sunmy are accounted for under the equity method whereby the Company absorbs any loss or income generated by Zhejiang Sunmy according to the Company’s percentage ownership. At September 30, 2015, the investment is reflected as a long-term asset on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet which represents the investment in Zhejiang Sunmy, net of the Company’s portion of any generated loss or income.

5. Stock-based Compensation

Stock Incentive Plans

In June 2013, the Company adopted the 2013 Equity Incentive Plan, or 2013 Plan, under which the Company may grant stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units and other awards to individuals who are then employees, officers, non-employee directors or consultants of the Company or its subsidiaries. The 2013 Plan is the successor to the Company’s Amended and Restated 2004 Stock Incentive Plan, or 2004 Plan. A total of 2,500,000 shares of common stock were initially reserved for issuance under the 2013 Plan, plus “returning shares” that may become available from time to time. “Returning shares” are shares that are subject to outstanding awards granted under the 2004 Plan that expire or terminate prior to exercise or settlement, are forfeited because of the failure to vest, are repurchased, or are withheld to satisfy tax withholding or purchase price obligations in connection with such awards. Although the Company no longer grants equity awards under the 2004 Plan, all outstanding stock awards granted under the 2004 Plan will continue to be subject to the terms and conditions as set forth in the agreements evidencing such stock awards and the terms of the 2004 Plan. As of September 30, 2015, 1,673,825 options remain available for future grant under the 2013 Plan.

Stock Options

Options granted under the 2013 Plan and Prior Plans have terms of ten years from the date of grant and generally vest over a three or four year period.

The exercise price of all options granted was equal to the market value of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant.

A summary of stock option activity and related information as of September 30, 2015 is as follows:

 

 

 

Number of

Option Shares

 

 

Weighted Average

Exercise Price

 

 

Weighted Average Remaining

Contractual Life

 

 

Aggregate

Intrinsic Value

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2014

 

 

3,447,969

 

 

$

5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

 

689,000

 

 

$

3.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancelled

 

 

(3,000

)

 

$

9.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at September 30, 2015

 

 

4,133,969

 

 

$

4.69

 

 

 

6.01

 

 

$

450,681

 

Exercisable at September 30, 2015

 

 

3,206,670

 

 

$

5.12

 

 

 

5.12

 

 

$

438,061

 

 

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No options were exercised during the nine months ended September 30, 2015. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, there were 15,000 options exercised, from which gross proceeds of $38,850 were received. The intrinsic value of options exercised during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $3,750.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Under the Company’s 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, or ESPP, 300,000 shares of common stock were originally reserved for issuance. In addition, the shares reserved automatically increase each year by a number equal to the lesser of: (i) 15,000 shares; (ii) 1% of the outstanding shares of common stock on the last day of the immediately preceding fiscal year; or (iii) such lesser amount as determined by the Board. The ESPP permits full-time employees to purchase common stock through payroll deductions (which cannot exceed 15% of each employee’s compensation) at the lower of 85% of fair market value at the beginning of the offering period or the end of each six-month offering period.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, an aggregate of 35,178 shares were issued under the ESPP. As of September 30, 2015, there are 195,775 shares available for future issuance under the ESPP.

Compensation Expense

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, options to purchase 40,000 and 689,000 shares of common stock were granted, respectively. Stock-based compensation expense for stock option awards and ESPP shares are reflected in total operating expenses for each respective year. For the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, stock-based compensation related to stock options and ESPP was $84,143 and $497,675, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, stock-based compensation expense related to stock options and the ESPP was $1,143,814 and $984,095, respectively.

The Company uses the Black-Scholes valuation model for determining the estimated fair value and the stock-based compensation for stock-based awards granted to employees. The following table provides the assumptions used in the Black-Scholes valuation model for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014. The ESPP assumptions for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 are actual amounts, and the assumptions for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 are weighted average amounts.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2015

 

 

Three Months Ended

September  30, 2014

 

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,  2015

 

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,  2014

 

Stock Option assumptions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

 

1.68

%

 

 

1.70

%

 

 

1.48

%

 

 

0.36

%

Expected volatility of common stock

 

 

79.9

%

 

 

79.7

%

 

 

79.3

%

 

 

65.0

%

Dividend yield

 

 

0.0

%

 

 

0.0

%

 

 

0.0

%

 

 

0.0

%

Expected term (in years)

 

 

5.3

 

 

 

5.2

 

 

 

5.5

 

 

 

1.8

 

ESPP assumptions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.12

%

 

 

0.06

%

Expected volatility of common stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

82.3

%

 

 

67.6

%

Dividend yield

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

%

 

 

0.0

%

Expected term (in years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

As of September 30, 2015, there was $1.3 million of unamortized compensation cost related to unvested stock option awards which is expected to be recognized over a remaining weighted-average vesting period of 0.7 years, on a straight-line basis.

 

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6. Stockholders’ Equity

Public Offering

On August 24, 2015, the Company completed a firm-commitment underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $3.50 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $17.5 million, and received aggregate net proceeds of approximately $16.0 million, net of underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses.

At-The-Market Issuance Sales Agreements

On October 16, 2013, the Company entered into an at-the-market equity distribution agreement with Macquarie Capital USA (MCUSA) pursuant to which the Company could sell common stock through MCUSA from time to time up to an aggregate offering price of $10.0 million. Under the terms of this agreement, unless otherwise mutually agreed, no daily sale of an amount of shares of the Company’s common stock is to exceed the lower of $50,000 or 10% of the lower of the 5-day or 3-month average daily traded value of the Company’s common stock on NASDAQ (unless 10% of the lower of the 5-day or 3-month average daily traded value of the Company’s common stock on the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (“TSE”) is greater, in which case the value from the TSE will be used) as of the date of the applicable issuance notice. The price per share is not to be less than the greater of $1.29 or the last available closing price of a share of the Company’s common stock on NASDAQ. MCUSA agreed to use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its customary trading and sales practices and applicable laws, rules and regulations to sell shares of the Company’s common stock and is to sell such shares by any method permitted by law deemed to be “at the market.” The Company agreed to pay MCUSA an aggregate commission rate of 7.0% of the gross proceeds of any common stock sold under this agreement. MCUSA is under no obligation to purchase shares pursuant to this agreement and there are no assurances that MCUSA will be successful in selling shares. Proceeds from sales of common stock will depend on the number of shares of common stock sold to MCUSA and the per share purchase price of each transaction. The agreement with MCUSA provides both MCUSA and the Company the right to terminate the agreement in their discretion upon giving five business days written notice. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company has generated gross and net proceeds of $0.9 million and $0.7 million, respectively, under this agreement on the sale of 225,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at prices ranging from $3.24 to $4.45 per share. The at-the-market equity distribution agreement with MCUSA was terminated on May 22, 2015, and as of such date, the Company had completed sales to MCUSA totaling 2,127,500 shares of common stock at prices ranging from $2.01 to $4.45 per shares, generating gross and net proceeds of $5.3 million and $4.5 million, respectively. Net proceeds are calculated as gross proceeds less commissions and other issuance costs.

On May 22, 2015, the Company entered into an at-the-market issuance sales agreement with MLV & Co. LLC (MLV) pursuant to which the Company may sell common stock through MLV from time to time up to an aggregate offering price of $30.0 million. Sales of the Company’s common stock through MLV, if any, will be made by any method that is deemed to be an “at-the-market” equity offering as defined in Rule 415 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, including sales made directly on NASDAQ, on any other existing trading market for the common stock or to or through a market maker. MLV may also sell the common stock in privately negotiated transactions, subject to the Company’s prior approval.  The Company agreed to pay MLV an aggregate commission rate of up to 4.0% of the gross proceeds of any common stock sold under this agreement. Proceeds from sales of common stock will depend on the number of shares of common stock sold to MLV and the per share purchase price of each transaction. The Company is not obligated to make any sales of common stock under the sales agreement and may terminate the sales agreement at any time upon written notice. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company has generated gross and net proceeds of $32,700 and $31,600, respectively (excluding $101,800 in issuance costs incurred), under this agreement on sales of 7,800 shares of the Company’s common stock at prices ranging from $4.16 to $4.23 per share.

Common Stock Warrants

In 2011, the Company consummated a firm-commitment underwritten public offering of 2,800,666 units at a price to the public of $3.00 per unit for gross proceeds of $8.25 million. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one share of common stock. The shares of common stock and warrants are immediately separable and were issued separately. The warrants are exercisable immediately upon issuance, have a five-year term and an exercise price of $3.56 per share. During the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, 237,200 and 85,500 of these warrants were exercised for gross proceeds of $0.8 million and $0.3 million, respectively. As of September 30, 2015, 2,339,300 of these warrants remain outstanding and exercisable.

In August 2012, the Company issued a warrant in exchange for investor relations services to purchase up to 130,000 of common stock of the Company at a price of $1.88 per share, the closing price of the Company’s common stock on that date. As of September 30, 2014, the warrant was exercisable for 15,000 shares, and no further shares will vest. During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, all 15,000 of these warrants were exercised for gross proceeds of $28,200.

In May 2013, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain accredited investors pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell to investors 1,158,730 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price of $3.15 per share and warrants to

 

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purchase an aggregate of 869,047 shares of the Company’s common stock with an exercise price of $3.15 per share. On May 29, 2013, 119,047 of the warrants were amended to reflect an exercise price of $3.38 per share. The warrants will expire on May 9, 2018. As of September 30, 2015, 869,047 of these warrants remain outstanding and exercisable.

 

 

7. Net Loss Per Share

The Company computes basic net loss per share using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share is based upon the weighted average number of common shares and potentially dilutive securities (common share equivalents) outstanding during the period. Common share equivalents outstanding, determined using the treasury stock method, are comprised of shares that may be issued under the Company’s stock option agreements and warrants. Common share equivalents are excluded from the diluted net loss per share calculation because of their anti-dilutive effect.

Potentially dilutive outstanding securities excluded from diluted net loss per common share because of their anti-dilutive effect:

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Convertible preferred stock, as converted

 

 

2,200,000

 

 

 

2,200,000

 

Stock options

 

 

4,133,969

 

 

 

3,257,969

 

Warrants

 

 

3,406,367

 

 

 

3,675,567

 

Total

 

 

9,740,336

 

 

 

9,133,536

 

 

8. Related Party Transactions

On October 13, 2011, the Company entered into a services agreement with Kissei to perform two separate studies relating to MN-221 in exchange for $2.5 million paid to the Company in October 2011. The Company is responsible for all costs to be incurred in the performance of these studies. The amount received from Kissei, net of the amount recorded as revenue through September 30, 2015, is included on the balance sheet at September 30, 2015 as long-term deferred revenue and will be recognized as revenue in future periods upon the Company’s performance of the remaining services.

9. Subsequent Events

The Company has evaluated all subsequent events that have occurred after the date of the accompanying financial statements and determined that there were no events or transactions occurring during the subsequent event reporting period which require recognition or disclosure in the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

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ITEM 2.

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS. 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the audited financial statements and notes thereto as of and for the year ended December 31, 2014 included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on March 12, 2015. Past operating results are not necessarily indicative of results that may occur in future periods.

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. Our actual results may differ from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those set forth in Part II of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q under the caption “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and under the caption “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K. The differences may be material. Forward-looking statements discuss matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our plans, strategies, objectives, product development programs, clinical trials, industry, financial condition, liquidity and capital resources, future performance and other statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements include statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “may,” “might,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “could,” “can,” “would,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “potential,” “plan” or similar words. For such statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You should not rely unduly on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by law.

Overview

We are a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring and developing novel, small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases with unmet medical needs and a commercial focus on the U.S. market. Our current strategy is to focus our development activities on MN-166 (ibudilast) for neurological disorders such as progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and substance dependence (e.g., methamphetamine dependence, opioid dependence, and alcohol dependence), and MN-001 (tipelukast) for fibrotic diseases such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Our pipeline also includes MN-221 (bedoradrine) for the treatment of acute exacerbations of asthma and MN-029 (denibulin) for solid tumor cancers. We were incorporated in Delaware in September 2000.

We have incurred significant net losses since our inception. As of September 30, 2015, we had an accumulated deficit of $316.7 million and expect to incur substantial net losses for the next several years as we continue to develop certain of our existing product development programs, and over the long-term if we expand our research and development programs and acquire or in-license products, technologies or businesses that are complementary to our own.

Our goal is to build a sustainable biopharmaceutical business through the successful development of differentiated products for the treatment of serious diseases with unmet medical needs in high-value therapeutic areas. Key elements of our strategy are as follows:

 

·

Pursue the development of MN-166 for multiple potential indications primarily through non-dilutive financings.

We intend to advance our diverse MN-166 (ibudilast) program through a combination of investigator-sponsored trials and trials funded through government grants or other grants. In addition to providing drug supply and regulatory support, we are funding portions of the consortium-sponsored trials. For example, we have contributed financially to the Secondary and Primary Progressive Ibudilast NeuroNEXT Trial in Multiple Sclerosis (SPRINT-MS) Phase 2 clinical trial of MN-166 for the treatment of progressive MS, which is primarily funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and are contributing financially to the Carolinas Neuromuscular ALS-MDA Center clinical trial of MN-166 for the treatment of ALS. We intend to enter into additional strategic alliances to support further clinical development of MN-166.

 

·

Pursue the development of MN-001 for fibrotic diseases such as NASH and IPF.

We intend to advance development of MN-001 through a combination of investigator-sponsored trials with or without grant funding as well as trials we may fund.

 

·

Strategically partner with one or more leading pharmaceutical companies to complete late-stage product development and successfully commercialize our products.

We develop and maintain relationships with pharmaceutical companies that are therapeutic category leaders. Upon completion of proof-of-concept Phase 2 clinical trials, we intend to enter into strategic alliances with leading

 

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pharmaceutical companies who seek late-stage product candidates, such as MN-166, MN-221, MN-001 and MN-029, to support further clinical development and product commercialization.

We entered into an agreement to form a joint venture company with Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. and Beijing Medfron Technologies Co., Ltd. (formerly Beijing Make-Friend Medicine Technology Co., Ltd.) effective September 27, 2011. The joint venture agreement provides for the joint venture company, Zhejiang Sunmy Bio-Medical Co., Ltd. (“Zhejiang Sunmy”), to develop and commercialize MN-221 in China and search for additional compounds to develop. A sublicense would be required under which Zhejiang Sunmy would license MN-221 from us. In accordance with the joint venture agreement, in March 2012 we paid $680,000 for our 30% interest in Zhejiang Sunmy. The other parties to the joint venture agreement provided funding for their combined 70% interest. In December 2013, the Board of Directors of Zhejiang Sunmy agreed to amend the joint venture agreement to allow for the departure of Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. subject to the approval of the government of the People’s Republic of China. In August 2014, the Chinese government approved the amendment to the joint venture agreement to allow for the departure of Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. and for Beijing Medfron Medical Technologies Co., Ltd. and MediciNova to each have a 50% interest in Zhejiang Sunmy. No additional capital was contributed by either remaining party. We have not entered into the sublicense of MN-221 with Zhejiang Sunmy as of the date of this report. There is no assurance the sublicense will be executed and there is no assurance that Zhejiang Sunmy will be able to proceed with the development of MN-221 in China.

Zhejiang Sunmy is a variable interest entity for which we are not the primary beneficiary as we do not have a majority of the board seats and we do not have power to direct or significantly influence the actions of the entity. We therefore account for the activities of Zhejiang Sunmy under the equity method whereby we absorb any loss or income generated by Zhejiang Sunmy according to our percentage ownership. At September 30, 2015, we reflect a long-term asset on our consolidated balance sheet which represents our investment in Zhejiang Sunmy, net of our portion of any generated loss or income.

Depending on decisions we may make as to further clinical development, we may seek to raise additional capital. We may also pursue potential partnerships and potential acquirers of license rights to our programs in markets outside the United States.

Revenues and Cost of Revenues

In October 2011, we entered into an agreement with Kissei to perform research and development services relating to MN-221 in exchange for a non-refundable upfront payment of $2.5 million. Under the terms of the agreement, we are responsible for all costs incurred and to be incurred in the performance of these services. Certain of the development services were completed in 2013 and 2012, and the remaining services are expected to be delivered and completed at a future date. We assessed the deliverables in accordance with the authoritative guidance and concluded the existence of one deliverable, which was research and development services. The $2.5 million was initially recorded as deferred revenue. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, we recognized zero revenues associated with this agreement.

Research, Development and Patent Expenses

Our research, development and patent expenses consist primarily of the license fees related to our product candidates, salaries and related employee benefits, costs associated with the preclinical and clinical development of our product development programs, costs associated with non-clinical activities, such as regulatory expenses, and pre-commercialization manufacturing development activities. We use external service providers to manufacture our compounds to be used in clinical trials and for the majority of the services performed in connection with the preclinical and clinical development of our product candidates. Research, development and patent expenses include fees paid to consultants, contract research organizations, contract manufacturers and other external service providers, including professional fees and costs associated with legal services, patents and patent applications for our intellectual property. Internal research and development expenses include costs of compensation and other expenses for research and development personnel, supplies, facility costs and depreciation. Research, development and patent costs are expensed as incurred.

 

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The following table presents our total research, development, and patent expenses by category during the periods presented (in thousands):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

External development expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MN-221

 

$

2

 

 

$

2

 

MN-166

 

 

187

 

 

 

173

 

MN-001

 

 

53

 

 

 

232

 

MN-029

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

Total external development expense

 

 

243

 

 

 

408

 

R&D personnel expense

 

 

231

 

 

 

309

 

R&D facility and depreciation expense

 

 

14

 

 

 

14

 

Patent expenses

 

 

61

 

 

 

130

 

Other R&D expense

 

 

38

 

 

 

32

 

Total research, development and patent expense

 

$

587

 

 

$

893

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

External development expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MN-221

 

$

7

 

 

$

8

 

MN-166

 

 

592

 

 

 

850

 

MN-001

 

 

137

 

 

 

361

 

MN-029

 

 

13

 

 

 

1

 

Total external development expense

 

 

749

 

 

 

1,220

 

R&D personnel expense

 

 

936

 

 

 

843

 

R&D facility and depreciation expense

 

 

40

 

 

 

34

 

Patent expenses

 

 

243

 

 

 

296

 

Other R&D expense

 

 

135

 

 

 

84

 

Total research, development and patent expense

 

$

2,103

 

 

$

2,477

 

 

General and Administrative

Our general and administrative costs primarily consist of salaries, benefits and consulting and professional fees related to our administrative, finance, human resources, business development, legal, information systems support functions, facilities and insurance costs. General and administrative costs are expensed as incurred.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based upon financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). The preparation of these financial statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and expenses, and related disclosures. On an on-going basis, we evaluate these estimates, including those related to, research and development and patent expense, stock-based compensation, and goodwill and purchased intangibles lease related activities, investments, and fixed assets. Estimates are based on historical experience, information received from third parties and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The items in our financial statements requiring significant estimates and judgments are as follows:

Research, Development and Patent Expenses

Research, development and patent costs are expensed as incurred based on certain contractual factors such as estimates of work performed, milestones achieved, patient enrollment and experience with similar contracts. As actual costs become known, accruals are adjusted. To date, our accrued research, development and patent expenses have not differed significantly from the actual expenses incurred.

Stock-Based Compensation

We grant options to purchase our common stock to our employees and directors under our 2013 Stock Incentive Plan. Additionally, we have outstanding stock options that were granted under our Amended and Restated 2004 Stock Incentive Plan. Under our 2007 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, full-time employees are permitted to purchase common stock through payroll deductions at the lower of 85% of fair market value at the beginning of the offering period or the end of each six-month offering period. The benefits provided under all of these plans requires stock-based compensation for an award of equity instruments, including stock options and employee stock purchase rights issued to employees to be recognized as a cost in the consolidated financial statements. The cost of these awards is measured according to the grant date fair value of the stock award and is recognized on a straight-line basis over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award, which is usually the vesting period. We occasionally issue employee performance-based stock options, the vesting of which is based on a determination made by our board of directors as to the achievement of certain corporate objectives. The grant date of such awards is the date on which our board of directors makes its determination. For periods preceding the grant date, the cost of these awards is measured according to their fair value at each reporting date. In the absence of an observable market price for the stock award, the grant date fair value of the award would be based upon a valuation methodology that takes into consideration various factors, including the exercise price of the award, the expected term of the award, the current price of the underlying shares, the expected volatility of the underlying share price, the expected dividends on the underlying shares and the risk-free interest rate.

Valuation of our stock option grants requires us to estimate certain variables, such as estimated volatility and expected life. If any of our estimations change, such changes could have a significant impact on the stock-based compensation amount we recognize.

Goodwill and Purchased Intangibles

Goodwill is recorded when the consideration paid for an acquisition exceeds the fair value of the identified net tangible and intangible assets of acquired businesses. The allocation of purchase price for acquisitions require extensive use of accounting estimates and judgments to allocate the purchase price to the identifiable tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their respective fair values. Additionally, we must determine whether an acquired entity is considered to be a business or a set of net assets as a portion of the purchase price can only be allocated to goodwill in a business combination. Goodwill and intangible assets deemed to have indefinite lives are not amortized, but are subject to annual impairment tests. The amounts and useful lives assigned to intangible assets that have finite useful lives require the use of estimates and the exercise of judgment. These judgments can significantly affect our net operating results. As of September 30, 2015, goodwill and in-process research and development, or IPR&D, was $9.6 million and $4.8 million, respectively.

At least annually in the fourth quarter, or more frequently if indicators of impairment exist, we complete an impairment test for goodwill and purchased indefinite life intangibles. We periodically re-evaluate the original assumptions and rationale utilized in the establishment of the carrying value and estimated lives of our long-lived assets. The criteria used for these evaluations include management’s estimate of the asset’s continuing ability to generate income from operations and positive cash flows in future periods as well as the strategic significance of any intangible assets in our business objectives. If assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment recognized is the amount by which the carrying value of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets.

 

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Results of Operations

Comparison of the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

Research, Development and Patent Expenses

Research, development and patent expenses were $0.6 million and $0.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This $0.3 million decrease was due primarily to less drug supply and manufacturing expense.

General and Administrative

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2015 were $1.0 million, a decrease of $0.5 million when compared to $1.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. This decrease in general and administrative expenses was due primarily to less stock compensation expense for performance options.

Comparison of the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

Research, Development and Patent Expenses

Research, development and patent expenses were $2.1 million and $2.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This $0.4 million decrease was due primarily to less drug supply and manufacturing expense.

General and Administrative

General and administrative expenses were $4.0 million and $4.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. This $0.4 million decrease was due primarily to less professional expenses in 2015 as compared to 2014 along with a $100,000 payment from a vendor to offset the costs of manufactured drug product that was inadvertently destroyed by the vendor. The vendor payment was recorded as an offset to general and administrative expense.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Net cash used in operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $5.6 million compared to $1.8 million of net cash provided by operating activities during the same period in 2014. The $7.5 million change is primarily related to the receipt of $6.0 million in accounts receivable during the first quarter of 2014 as well as higher amortization of prepaid expenses in 2014 compared to 2015.

Net cash provided by financing activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $17.6 million compared to $3.4 million during the same period in 2014. The increase in cash provided by financing activities is due to more shares of common stock issued in 2015 in connection with the August 2015 public offering.

On October 16, 2013, we entered into an at-the-market equity distribution agreement with MCUSA pursuant to which we could sell common stock through MCUSA from time to time up to an aggregate offering price of $10.0 million. The at-the-market equity distribution agreement with MCUSA was terminated on May 22, 2015, and as of such date, we had completed sales to MCUSA totaling 2,127,500 shares of common stock at prices ranging from $2.01 to $4.45 per shares, generating gross and net proceeds of $5.3 million and $4.5 million, respectively. Net proceeds are calculated as gross proceeds less commissions and other issuance costs.

On May 22, 2015, we entered into an at-the-market issuance sales agreement with MLV & Co. LLC (MLV) pursuant to which we may sell common stock through MLV from time to time up to an aggregate offering price of $30.0 million. Sales of our common stock through MLV, if any, will be made by any method that is deemed to be an “at-the-market” equity offering as defined in Rule 415 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, including sales made directly on NASDAQ, on any other existing trading market for the common stock or to or through a market maker. MLV may also sell the common stock in privately negotiated transactions, subject to our prior approval.  We agreed to pay MLV an aggregate commission rate of up to 4.0% of the gross proceeds of any common stock sold under this agreement. Proceeds from sales of common stock will depend on the number of shares of common stock sold to MLV and the per share purchase price of each transaction. We are not obligated to make any sales of common stock under the sales agreement and may terminate the sales agreement at any time upon written notice. As of September 30, 2015, we have generated gross and net proceeds of approximately $32,700 and $31,600, respectively (excluding $101,800 in issuance costs), under this agreement on sales of 7,800 shares of our common stock at prices ranging from $4.16 to $4.23 per share.

As of September 30, 2015, we had available cash and cash equivalents of $23.6 million and working capital of $23.0 million. As of the date of this report, we believe we have working capital sufficient to fund operations through December, 2017. However, we

 

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cannot provide assurance that these capital resources will be sufficient to conduct all of our research and development programs as planned.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

At September 30, 2015, we did not have any relationship with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, such as entities often referred to as structured finance variable interest, or special purpose entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements. In addition, we did not engage in trading activities involving non-exchange traded contracts. As a result, we are not exposed to any financing, liquidity, market or credit risk that could arise if we had engaged in such relationships. We do not have relationships and transactions with persons and entities that derive benefits from their non-independent relationship with us or our related parties except as disclosed herein.

 

 

ITEM 3.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

Our primary exposure to market risk due to changes in interest rates relates primarily to the increase or decrease in the amount of interest income we can earn on our investment portfolio. The primary objective of our investment activities is to preserve principal. Our risk associated with fluctuating interest rates is limited to our investments in interest rate sensitive financial instruments and we do not use interest rate derivative instruments to manage exposure to interest rate changes. We mitigate default risk by investing in investment grade securities. A hypothetical 100 basis point adverse move in interest rates along the entire interest rate yield curve would not materially affect the fair value of our interest sensitive financial instruments due to their relatively short term nature.

Cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2015 were $23.6 million and were primarily invested in money market interest bearing accounts and money market funds. A hypothetical 10% adverse change in the average interest rate on our cash and cash equivalents would have had no material effect on net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

ITEM 4.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to provide reasonable assurance that the information required to be disclosed in our filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, is (1) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC’s rules and forms, and (2) accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow for timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our procedures or our internal controls will prevent or detect all errors and all fraud. Any internal control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of our controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, have been detected.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

As required by Rule 13a-15(b) of the Exchange Act, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the quarter covered by this report. Based on the foregoing, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting during our most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.  

 

 

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

We are not involved in any material legal proceedings as of September 30, 2015. We may become involved in various disputes and legal proceedings which arise in the ordinary course of business or otherwise. While it is not possible to accurately predict or determine the outcome of these matters, an adverse result in any litigation matter may occur which could harm our business.

ITEM 1A.

RISK FACTORS.

In addition to the other information set forth in this report, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which are incorporated herein by reference and which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results. The risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K are not the only risks facing our Company. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results. There have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

ITEM 6.

EXHIBITS.

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

 

 

 

31.1

 

Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

31.2

 

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

32.1

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 (Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002).

 

 

 

32.2

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 (Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002).

 

 

 

101

 

The following financial statements from the MediciNova, Inc. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 formatted in Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss; (iii) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (iv) the notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

MEDICINOVA, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date: October 29, 2015

 

By:

/s/    YUICHI IWAKI

 

 

 

Yuichi Iwaki, M.D., Ph.D.

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

(on behalf of the registrant and

 

 

 

as the registrant’s Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/    Esther van den Boom

 

 

 

Esther van den Boom

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

(on behalf of the registrant and

 

 

 

as the registrant’s Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description 

 

 

 

31.1

 

Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

31.2

 

Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 

 

32.1

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 (Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002).

 

 

 

32.2

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 (Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002).

 

 

 

101

 

The following financial statements from the MediciNova, Inc. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 formatted in Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss; (iii) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (iv) the notes to the consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

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