Corium International
Feb 13, 2017

Corium Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corium International, Inc. (Nasdaq:CORI), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of specialty transdermal products, today announced unaudited financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016, and reported on recent corporate developments.  Corium's fiscal year ends on September 30.

Recent Corporate Developments

"We are pleased to report on the important progress we have made on the pilot bioequivalence study for Corplex Donepezil, our lead transdermal candidate for Alzheimer's disease," said Peter D. Staple, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corium.  "The data from the first treatment period look very promising -- indicating a steady state pharmacokinetic profile consistent with what we had projected, as well as good skin tolerability and safety profiles.  These interim results reinforce our confidence in the program as we prepare to initiate the pivotal trial in the second half of the year.  We recently completed our second of three treatment periods, and we look forward to sharing those results next month.  In addition, our third-party market research results confirm the significant commercial potential for Corplex Donepezil and Corplex Memantine and their potential benefits to Alzheimer's patients and the people who care for them."

Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2016

Corium reported total revenues in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 of $7.0 million, compared with $7.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.  The decrease in total revenues resulted primarily from a decrease in contract research and development revenues, as well as a decrease in product revenues.  Contract research and development revenues decreased primarily as the result of the termination of an ANDA development program and the completion of clinical supply for an ongoing NDA program, partially offset by an increase in revenues related to new activities supporting the NDA for Twirla.  Product revenues also decreased for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to same period in fiscal 2016 primarily as a result of lower shipments of Fentanyl TDS, which were partially offset by an increase in revenues from Crest® Whitestrips and Clonidine TDS.

Total research and development (R&D) expenses in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 were $8.1 million, compared with $7.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.  The increase in R&D expenses is primarily associated with Corium's investment in its proprietary product programs, including the advancement of Corplex Donepezil into a pilot bioequivalence study during the quarter.  This increase in proprietary R&D spending was partially offset by a lower level of resources required for contract research and development programs.

General and administrative (G&A) expenses in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 were $3.0 million, compared with the same amount for the first quarter of fiscal 2016.  

Corium reported a net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 of $10.4 million, or $0.46 per share, compared with a net loss of $9.4 million, or $0.42 per share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.  As of December 31, 2016, there were 22,557,450 shares of Corium common stock outstanding.

Cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2016 were $33.1 million.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Corium will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT) to discuss the financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016.  Investors and analysts can access the call toll-free by dialing (844) 831-3024 (United States) or +1 (315) 625-6887 (international).  The conference ID# is 68466467.  The conference call will also be available via a live audio webcast which may be accessed here, or by visiting the Investors section of Corium's website at  The webcast will be archived on the Corium website for two weeks following the presentation.

About Corium

Corium International, Inc. is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of specialty pharmaceutical products that leverage the company's broad experience with advanced transdermal and transmucosal delivery systems.  Corium has multiple proprietary programs in preclinical and clinical development, focusing primarily on the treatment of neurological disorders, with lead programs in Alzheimer's disease.  Corium has developed and is the sole commercial manufacturer of seven prescription drug and consumer products with partners Mayne Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals and Procter & Gamble.  The company has two proprietary transdermal platforms: Corplex™ for small molecules and MicroCor®, a biodegradable microstructure technology for small molecules and biologics, including vaccines, peptides and proteins.  The company's late-stage pipeline includes a contraceptive patch co-developed with Agile Therapeutics and additional transdermal products that are being developed with other partners.  For further information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our business strategy, financial and operating performance, the use of proceeds from our recent public offering, operating costs and expenses, product pipeline, clinical trial and regulatory timing and plans and associated resource requirements, regulatory pathways for our development programs, the achievement of clinical and commercial milestones, and the advancement of our technologies as well as our proprietary, co-developed and partnered products and product candidates.  Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and projections and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause Corium's actual results to differ materially from the statements contained herein.  Further information on potential risk factors that could affect Corium's business and its results are detailed in Corium's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 20, 2016, and other reports as filed from time to time with the SEC.  Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, especially guidance on future financial or operating performance, which speaks only as of the date they are made.  Corium undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Corplex™ and MicroCor® are trademarks of Corium International Inc.
Twirla® is a registered trademark of Agile Therapeutics, Inc.
Aricept® is a registered trademark of Eisai R&D Management Co, Ltd.
Crest® Whitestrips is a registered trademark of The Procter & Gamble Company.

(In thousands, except share and per share data)
   Three Months Ended
December 31,
   2016   2015   
Product revenues$ 5,738  $5,972   
Contract research and development revenues  963   1,270   
Other revenues  267   295   
Total revenues  6,969   7,537   
Costs and operating expenses:        
Cost of product revenues  4,081   4,298   
Cost of contract research and development revenues  2,120   3,056   
Research and development expenses  5,998   4,457   
General and administrative expenses  3,005   3,017   
Amortization of intangible assets  177    159   
Total costs and operating expenses  15,381   14,987   
Loss from operations  (8,413)  (7,450)  
Interest income  28   30   
Interest expense  (2,042)  (1,977)  
Loss before income taxes   (10,427)  (9,397)  
Income tax expense  2   3   
Net loss and comprehensive loss $ (10,429) $(9,400)  
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted$ (0.46) $(0.42 )  
Weighted average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted  22,453,172    22,188,332   

(In thousands)
    As of
December 31 ,
 As of
September 30,
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $33,075  $39,833  
Accounts receivable  2,164   4,336  
Unbilled accounts receivable  557   346  
Inventories  1,932   2,424  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  1,435   1,341  
Total current assets  39,163   48,280  
Restricted cash   666    666  
Property and equipment, net   11,702    11,147  
Intangible assets, net   7,092    7,057  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 58,623   $ 67,150  
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable $ 3,836  $ 2,737  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities    4,073    4,271  
Long-term debt, current portion   70    77  
Capital lease obligations, current portion    —    72  
Recall liability, current portion   207    460  
Deferred contract revenues, current portion   288    355  
Total current liabilities   8,474    7,972  
Long-term debt, net of current portion   50,939    50,966  
Recall liability, net of current portion   1,968    1,859  
Deferred contract revenues, net of current portion   3,500    3,500  
  Total liabilities   64,881    64,297  
Stockholders' equity (deficit):       
  Common stock    23     22  
  Additional paid-in capital    171,636      170,319  
Accumulated deficit    (177,917)    (167,488) 
  Total stockholders' equity (deficit)    (6,258)    2,853  

Source: Corium

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