Corbus Pharmaceuticals Reports 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results and Provides Business Update

Topline data for Phase 2 study of systemic sclerosis on track to be reported in fourth quarter of 2016; Topline data for Phase 2 study of cystic fibrosis on track to be reported in first quarter of 2017

NORWOOD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/10/16 --

Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRBP) ("Corbus" or the "Company"), a clinical stage drug development company targeting rare, chronic, serious inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, announced today its financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2016.

The Company also provided an update to its corporate progress and the clinical status and anticipated milestones for Resunab, its novel synthetic oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug that is designed to resolve chronic inflammation and halt fibrosis. Resunab is currently being evaluated in three separate Phase 2 clinical studies in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis ("systemic sclerosis"), cystic fibrosis ("CF") and skin-predominant dermatomyositis. A fourth NIH-sponsored clinical study of Resunab in systemic lupus erythematosus ("SLE") is planned to begin during the first half of 2017.

Recent Corporate Highlights

"We are pleased with the progress we have made over the course of 2016 and our ability to execute a complex clinical development program. We look forward to clinical data from our three current Phase 2 studies," stated Yuval Cohen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Expected Near-Term Milestones

  • Report topline data from systemic sclerosis study in Q4 2016;
  • Complete dosing in Phase 2 clinical studies for CF in Q4 2016, report topline results of the study in Q1 2017;
  • Continue open-label extension study in systemic sclerosis;
  • Complete enrollment of Phase 2 clinical study in dermatomyositis in Q2 2017;
  • Seek Orphan Drug Designation in Europe for the treatment of systemic sclerosis by the end of 2016;
  • Complete additional pre-clinical mechanism of action studies; and
  • Launch of the Phase 2 clinical study in patients with SLE expected in H1 2017.

"Moving forward, we continue our commitment to clinically advance Resunab as a potential therapy for individuals with serious inflammatory and fibrotic diseases," concluded Dr. Cohen.

Summary of Financial Results for Third Quarter 2016

For the three months ended September 30, 2016, the Company reported a net loss of approximately $5,347,000, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.12, compared to a net loss of approximately $2,254,000, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.06 for the three months ended September 30, 2015.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Company reported a net loss of approximately $12,428,000, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.31, compared to a net loss of approximately $6,352,000, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.22 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

The increases in the net losses for the three and the nine months ended September 30, 2016 are attributable to increased spending on clinical studies for systemic sclerosis and CF and increased compensation related to increased staffing, bonuses, and stock-based compensation expense.

The Company ended the quarter with approximately $18.9 million of cash and cash equivalents. The Company expects the cash on hand together with the remaining milestone payments of $1,500,000 from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc., which the Company expects to receive in the first quarter of 2017, to be sufficient to meet its operating and capital requirements into the fourth quarter of 2017 based on current planned expenditures.

About Resunab
Resunab is a novel synthetic oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug that preferentially binds to the CB2 receptor expressed on activated immune cells and fibroblasts. CB2 activation triggers endogenous pathways that resolve inflammation and halt fibrosis. Preclinical and Phase 1 studies have shown Resunab to have a favorable safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic profile. It has also demonstrated promising potency in preclinical models of inflammation and fibrosis. Resunab is designed to trigger the production of "Specialized Pro-resolving Lipid Mediators" that activate an endogenous cascade responsible for the resolution of inflammation and fibrosis, while reducing production of multiple inflammatory mediators. Resunab has direct effects on fibroblasts to halt tissue scarring. In effect, Resunab triggers endogenous pathways to turn "off" chronic inflammation and fibrotic processes, without causing immunosuppression.

About Corbus
Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat rare, chronic, and serious inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. Our lead product candidate, Resunab, is a novel synthetic oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug designed to resolve chronic inflammation, and fibrotic processes. Resunab is currently in Phase 2 clinical studies for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis and skin-predominant dermatomyositis, with a fourth Phase 2 trial in systemic lupus erythematosus planned to commence during the first half of 2017.

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Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, as amended, including those relating to the Company's product development, clinical and regulatory timelines, market opportunity, competitive position, possible or assumed future results of operations, business strategies, potential growth opportunities and other statement that are predictive in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate and management's current beliefs and assumptions.

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Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
  September 30,   December 31,  
  2016   2015  
Current assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,909,348   $ 12,338,275  
  Prepaid expenses   315,798     376,515  
    Total current assets   19,225,146     12,714,790  
Restricted cash   186,375     36,375  
Property and equipment, net   345,428     124,138  
      Total assets $ 19,756,949   $ 12,875,303  
Current liabilities:            
  Notes payable $ -   $ 162,019  
  Accounts payable   2,768,490     1,314,377  
  Accrued expenses   2,342,852     562,279  
  Deferred revenue, current   1,315,865     1,591,358  
    Total current liabilities   6,427,207     3,630,033  
Deferred revenue, noncurrent   -     260,260  
Other long-term liabilities   15,503     -  
      Total liabilities   6,442,710     3,890,293  
Commitments and Contingencies            
Stockholders' equity            
  Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015   -     -  
  Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized, 43,987,361 and 37,605,134 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015   4,399     3,761  
  Additional paid-in capital   39,016,054     22,259,063  
  Accumulated deficit   (25,706,214 )   (13,277,814 )
    Total stockholders' equity   13,314,239     8,985,010  
      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 19,756,949   $ 12,875,303  
  Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings,  Inc.
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
  For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,  
  2016   2015     2016   2015  
Collaboration revenue $ 742,558   $ 170,454     $ 1,535,754   $ 284,090  
Operating expenses:                          
  Research and development   4,315,632     1,634,800       10,056,568     4,065,486  
  General and administrative   1,760,696     790,576       3,891,810     2,571,521  
    Total operating expenses   6,076,328     2,425,376       13,948,378     6,637,007  
Operating loss   (5,333,770 )   (2,254,922 )     (12,412,624 )   (6,352,917 )
Other income (expense):                          
  Interest income, net   1,731     1,037       420     773  
  Foreign currency exchange loss   (14,729 )   -       (16,196 )   -  
    Other income (expense), net   (12,998 )   1,037       (15,776 )   773  
Net loss $ (5,346,768 ) $ (2,253,885 )   $ (12,428,400 ) $ (6,352,144 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.12 ) $ (0.06 )   $ (0.31 ) $ (0.22 )
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted   43,783,504     34,770,597       40,059,364     29,242,236  

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Source: Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.