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10-Q
MYOKARDIA INC filed this Form 10-Q on 05/09/2019
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Our operating results may fluctuate significantly or may fall below the expectations of investors or securities analysts, each of which may cause our stock price to fluctuate or decline.

Our quarterly and annual operating results may fluctuate significantly in the future, which makes it difficult to predict our future operating results. Our net loss and other operating results will be affected by numerous factors, many of which are outside of our control and may be difficult to predict, including:

 

variations in the level of expenses related to our clinical development programs, our precision medicine platform or our preclinical research and development programs;

 

the timing and success or failure of preclinical studies and clinical trials for our product candidates or competing product candidates;

 

our ability to obtain regulatory approval for our product candidates, and the timing and scope of any such approvals we may receive;

 

if any of our product candidates receives regulatory approval, the level of underlying demand for these product candidates and our ability to successfully commercialize any approved product;

 

addition or termination of clinical trials or funding support;

 

our execution of any new collaborative, licensing or similar arrangements, and the timing of payments we may make or receive under these arrangements;

 

any intellectual property infringement or other lawsuits in which we may become involved; and

 

regulatory developments affecting our product candidates or those of our competitors.

If our operating results fall below the expectations of investors or securities analysts, the price of our common stock could decline substantially. Furthermore, any fluctuations in our operating results may, in turn, cause the price of our stock to fluctuate substantially. Additionally, due to the unpredictability of our quarterly and annual operating results, we believe that period-to-period comparisons of our financial results are not necessarily meaningful and should not be relied upon as an indication of our future performance.

Because we do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our capital stock in the foreseeable future, capital appreciation, if any, will be your sole source of gain.

We have never declared or paid cash dividends on our capital stock. We currently intend to retain all of our future earnings, if any, to finance the growth and development of our business. In addition, the terms of any future debt agreements may preclude us from paying dividends. As a result, capital appreciation, if any, of our common stock will be your sole source of gain for the foreseeable future.

We could be subject to securities class action litigation.

In the past, securities class action litigation has often been brought against a company following a decline in the market price of its securities. This risk is especially relevant for us because biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies have experienced significant stock price volatility in recent years. If we face such litigation, it could result in substantial costs and a diversion of management’s attention and resources, which could harm our business.

Provisions in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, as well as provisions of Delaware law, could make it more difficult for a third party to acquire us or increase the cost of acquiring us, even if doing so would benefit our stockholders or remove our current management.

Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, amended and restated bylaws and Delaware law contain provisions that may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change in control of us or changes in our management. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws include provisions that:

 

authorize “blank check” preferred stock, which could be issued by our board of directors without stockholder approval and may contain voting, liquidation, dividend and other rights superior to our common stock;

 

create a classified board of directors whose members serve staggered three-year terms;

 

specify that special meetings of our stockholders can be called only by our board of directors, the chairperson of our board of directors, our chief executive officer or our president;

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