Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
MyoKardia, Inc. (the “Company”) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a precision medicine approach to discover, develop and commercialize targeted therapies for the treatment of serious and neglected rare cardiovascular diseases. The Company’s initial focus is on the treatment of heritable cardiomyopathies, a group of rare, genetically driven forms of heart failure that result from biomechanical defects in cardiac muscle contraction. MyoKardia’s most advanced program, mavacamten, is in four clinical trials, including a pivotal Phase 3 study for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A second clinical-stage candidate, MYK-491, is in a Phase 2a multiple-ascending dose study in patients with stable systolic heart failure. The Company was incorporated on June 8, 2012 in Delaware and its corporate headquarters and operations are in South San Francisco, California.
The Company has incurred significant operating losses since inception and has an accumulated deficit of $240.0 million as of March 31, 2019. The Company has relied on its ability to fund its operations through private and public equity financings, and to a lesser extent, through a license and collaboration arrangement with a collaboration partner, Sanofi S.A. (“Sanofi”), via its subsidiary, Aventis Inc. As discussed further in Note 3, the collaboration agreement with Sanofi ended on December 31, 2018 and the Company will no longer record revenues from Sanofi in 2019 nor will it receive reimbursements of research and development expenses after June 30, 2019. The Company has not yet received regulatory approval to commercialize or sell any product and does not have customers. Management expects operating losses and negative operating cash flows to continue for the foreseeable future. As the Company continues to incur losses, a transition to profitability is dependent upon the successful development, approval, and commercialization of the Company’s products and product candidates and the achievement of a level of revenues adequate to support its cost structure. The Company’s ultimate success depends on the outcome of its research and development activities. The Company expects to incur additional losses and negative cash flows for the foreseeable future and it anticipates the need to raise additional capital to fully implement its business plan. The Company intends to raise such capital through the issuance of additional equity, debt and/or strategic alliances with partner companies. There is no assurance that such financing will be available on terms acceptable to the Company, if at all.
On March 8, 2018, the Company filed a Registration Statement on Form S-3ASR (the “2018 Shelf Registration Statement”) covering the potential offering, issuance, and sale of an indeterminate amount of common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, warrants and/or units. In March 2019, the Company completed a follow-on offering under the 2018 Shelf Registration Statement pursuant to which the Company issued 5,663,750 shares of common stock at a price of $51.00 per share, which includes 738,750 shares sold directly to the underwriters upon exercise of their option to purchase up to 738,750 shares of the Company’s common stock within 30 days of the offering. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company received proceeds totaling approximately $271.2 million from the offering, net of underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses.
As of March 31, 2019, the Company had $628.3 million of cash, cash equivalents and investments (short-term and long-term) and management believes that these amounts will be sufficient to meet the Company’s anticipated operating and capital expenditure requirements for the twelve months following the date of this Form 10-Q. Management’s belief with respect to its ability to fund operations is based on estimates that are subject to risks and uncertainties. If actual results are different from management’s estimates, the Company may need to seek additional funding.
2. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited, include the Company’s accounts and those of its wholly-owned subsidiary and have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”).
The Company currently operates in one business segment, which is the identification, development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of serious and neglected rare cardiovascular diseases and has a single reporting and operating unit. These interim statements, in the opinion of management, reflect all normal recurring adjustments necessary for the fair presentation of the Company’s financial position and results of operations for the interim periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.