Infinity Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results And Provides Company Update


The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Cambridge, Mass. – May 6, 2014 – Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI) today announced its first quarter 2014 financial results and ongoing progress with IPI-145, the company’s oral inhibitor of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)-delta and PI3K-gamma.

“Infinity continues to execute on DUETTS, a worldwide development program of IPI-145, in hematologic malignancies,” commented Adelene Q. Perkins, chief executive officer of Infinity Pharmaceuticals. “We are pleased by the ongoing investigator and patient enthusiasm for DYNAMO, our Phase 2 study of IPI-145 in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and expect to initiate DYNAMO+R, our Phase 3 combination study in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, in the second half of this year. We are also excited to have initiated in the first quarter patient enrollment in DUO, our Phase 3 study of IPI-145 in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.”

“Beyond hematologic malignancies, IPI-145 also has potential in inflammatory diseases. We look forward to reporting data from the Phase 2 ASPIRA study of IPI-145 in rheumatoid arthritis and the Phase 2a study of IPI-145 in asthma in the second half of this year,” Ms. Perkins continued.

•   DYNAMOTM: Infinity continued to advance DYNAMO, a Phase 2 study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of IPI-145 in approximately 120 patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (iNHL) whose disease is refractory to rituximab and to either chemotherapy or radioimmunotherapy. The primary endpoint of the study is overall response rate according to the International Working Group criteria.

•   DUOTM: Infinity continued to advance DUO, a Phase 3 study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of IPI-145 compared to ofatumumab in approximately 300 patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The primary endpoint of the study is progression-free survival.

During the first quarter, Infinity continued to advance toward its goal of becoming a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company through significant additions to and promotions within its team:

•   Promotion of David A. Roth, M.D., to chief medical officer: In the first quarter, Infinity announced the promotion of Dr. David Roth to chief medical officer. Dr. Roth previously served as Infinity’s senior vice president of clinical development and medical affairs after more than 10 years in major pharmaceutical companies with leadership roles in hematologic drug development. Recent strategic hires reporting to Dr. Roth include Ross D. Pettit, senior vice president, development operations, and Kai Chan, M.D., vice president, global medical affairs. Mr. Pettit joins Infinity with over 25 years of experience in drug development, operations and commercialization, most recently from AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he was vice president, clinical operations. Dr. Chan joins Infinity with over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as head of European Union medical affairs at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

•   Appointments to Infinity Board of Directors: José Baselga, M.D., Ph.D. and Jeffrey Berkowitz were appointed to the Board of Directors of Infinity in the first quarter. Dr. Baselga is the physician-in-chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and an internationally recognized leader in the world of oncology, including the PI3K field. Mr. Berkowitz is the president of Walgreens Boots Alliance Development GmbH with substantial experience in global healthcare commercial operations and reimbursement.

  •   Initiate DYNAMO+R, a Phase 3 study in combination with rituximab in patients with relapsed iNHL, an additional registration study in the DUETTS program

  •   Determine the development strategy for IPI-443, Infinity’s next-generation inhibitor of PI3K-delta,gamma, based on the results of the Phase 2 studies of IPI-145 in inflammatory diseases

  •   At March 31, 2014, Infinity had total cash, cash equivalents and available-for-sale securities of $172.1 million, compared to $214.5 million at December 31, 2013. This amount does not include any amounts that Infinity may draw under its $100 million debt facility agreement (Facility Agreement) with affiliates of Deerfield Management Company, L.P. To date, Infinity has not drawn down any funds under this Facility Agreement.

  •   Research and development (R&D) expense for the first quarter of 2014 was $34.5 million, compared to $20.2 million for the same period in 2013. The increase in R&D expense for the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to higher clinical development expenses for IPI-145, including a $10 million development milestone payment to Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.

  •   General and administrative (G&A) expense was $6.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, compared to $7.4 million for the same period in 2013. The decrease in G&A expense for the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to lower stock-based compensation expense.

  •   Interest expense was $1.1 million during the first quarter of 2014, compared to none recorded for 2013. The increase in interest expense for the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 is related to the amortization of the loan commitment asset recognized under our Facility Agreement.

  •   Net loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $42.3 million, or a basic and diluted loss per common share of $0.87, compared to $27.3 million, or a basic and diluted loss per common share of $0.57, for the same period in 2013.

Infinity will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss these financial results and company updates. A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed in the “Investors/Media” section of Infinity’s website at www.infi.com. To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-877-316-5293 (domestic) or 1-631-291-4526 (international) five minutes prior to start time. The conference ID number is 22547030. An archived version of the webcast will be available on Infinity’s website for 30 days.

Infinity is an innovative biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and delivering best-in-class medicines to people with difficult-to-treat diseases. Infinity combines proven scientific expertise with a passion for developing novel small molecule drugs that target emerging disease pathways. For more information on Infinity, please refer to the company’s website at www.infi.com.

of agents by Infinity’s competitors for diseases in which Infinity is currently developing its product candidates; general economic and market conditions; and Infinity’s ability to obtain, maintain and enforce patent and other intellectual property protection for any product candidates it is developing. These and other risks which may impact management’s expectations are described in greater detail under the caption “Risk Factors” included in Infinity’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 6, 2014, and other filings filed by Infinity with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and Infinity expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see this filing in its entirety, click here. Infinity Pharmaceuticals next reports earnings on May 06, 2014.

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