Income from ordinary activities: €8.3 million

Operating expenses: €32.2 million, of which 73% is devoted to Research & Development

Cash consumption from operations: €21.4 million

Available cash on March 31, 2022: €24.6 million in cash + €2.6 million in non-risky financial assets

Estimated financial visibility until Q3 2023 > Ongoing negotiations to significantly extend this visibility through non-dilutive transactions

Outlook for 2022-23: while maintaining the momentum of its R&D activities, the Company anticipates a significant decrease in cash consumption

Regulatory News:

The year ending on March 31, 2022 was mainly marked by the filing of the New Drug Application (NDA) in the US for the first product based on MedinCell’s (Paris:MEDCL) technology. Commercialization is expected in H1 2023.

The operations carried out during the year by our partners should also lead to a decision regarding the start of the Phase 3 study for mdc‑TJK. Additionally, we anticipate the initiation by our partner in H2 2022 of a 150 patient efficacy and safety study of mdc-CWM based upon discussion and agreement with the FDA.

The activities carried out directly by MedinCell's teams included:

  • Support to our partners (Teva Pharmaceuticals, AiC, Gates Foundation, Unitaid) in the development of their programs,
  • the start of regulatory toxicology studies for mdc-GRT (organ transplantation) and mdc-WWM (contraception) and the preparation of those for mdc-STM (malaria); the preparation of pivotal studies for mdc-KPT (animal health, pain); the start of oral Phase 2 for mdc-TTG (Covid-19),
  • the exploration and start of new collaborations,
  • the extension of the BEPO® technology versatility.

The Company maintained a high level of ESG performance during the financial year, and started new initiatives aimed at ensuring the positive impact of its activity (the 2022 ESG report will be published shortly).

Details of the products portfolio in regulatory development as of June 14, 2022

HUMAN HEALTH

Program awaiting marketing approval

mdc-IRM

Treatment of schizophrenia

Partner: Teva Pharmaceuticals

API: Risperidone

The New Drug Application in the US was filed in June 2021 and accepted for review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is based on positive results from the Phase 3 study, which showed significant improvements in patients with schizophrenia. These results were unveiled by Teva at Psych Congress 2021 (Oct. 29 – Nov. 1st, San Antonio, USA)

Post-closing: Following receipt of a Complete Response Letter from the FDA in April 2022, Teva, which is funding and leading the development of the product, plans to resubmit the New Drug Application in H2 2022. Our partner then anticipates a six-month FDA review period following re-submission.

In May 2022, Teva have started pre-clinical evaluation for an additional indication in the field of neuroscience using the mdc-IRM formulation.

Programs at the clinical stage

mdc-TJK

Treatment of schizophrenia

Partner: Teva Pharmaceuticals

API: Olanzapine

Following analysis of the results of the clinical Phase 1 study, Teva is assessing next steps with FDA to clarify the approach to Phase 3.

mdc-CWM

Post-operative pain and inflammation

Partner: AiC

API: Celecoxib

The regulatory process led by our partner AiC is expected to enable the start of 150 patient safety and efficacy study in H2 2022 based upon discussion and agreement with the US FDA.

Efficacy results of this study are expected in 2023 and will drive next development steps. Depending on results, at least one additional study will be needed for registration.

Next potential candidates for IND/IMPD (clinical trial authorizations)

mdc-GRT

Organ transplantation

MedinCell Program

API: Tacrolimus

Regulatory toxicological studies are underway.

The start of clinical trials is planned for the first half of 2023.

mdc-TTG

Covid-19

MedinCell Program

API: Ivermectin

MedinCell launched the SAIVE clinical trial in March 2022 to demonstrate the prophylactic efficacy of ivermectin in regular, daily, oral form (to simulate the continuous release of the active ingredient by a long-acting injectable). This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 400 participants with an independent monitoring and data analysis committee. The results of this study and the overall context of the pandemic will guide future developments of the long-acting injectable and the search for partners.

The Company also announced during the year that a 3-Month active formulation is ready to enter regulatory development.

mdc-WWM

Contraception

Partner: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

API: Progestin (non-MPA)

Regulatory toxicological studies are underway.

Clinical trials are scheduled to start in the second half of 2023.

mdc-ANG

Schizophrenia

Partner: Teva Pharmaceuticals

API: Confidential

Ongoing analysis of preclinical data will determine the possibility to begin clinical development.

mdc-IRM

Neuroscience

Partner: Teva Pharmaceuticals

API: Risperidone

In May 2022, Teva have started pre-clinical evaluation for an additional indication in the field of neuroscience using the mdc-IRM formulation.

mdc-STM

Malaria

Partner: Unitaid

API: Ivermectin

Following the selection of a candidate formulation in June 2021, preclinical activities have begun with the aim of starting regulatory toxicology studies in the first half of 2023.

ANIMAL HEALTH

mdc-KPT

Pain

MedinCell Program

API: Confidential

The program is in regulatory development with the launch of pivotal studies planned for 2023.

Press releases available at medincell.com/news

Selected financial information for the year 2021-2022

Key consolidated data - IFRS (In thousands of €)

31/03/2022 12 months

31/03/2021 12 months

PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT

 

 

Revenue

4 091

8 186

Other income from ordinary activities

4 247

3 589

Current operating income

(23 812)

(15 338)

Operating income

(23 814)

(15 576)

Financial result

(992)

(3 410)

Net result

(24 806)

(18 986)

CASHFLOW

 

 

Net cashflow from operating activities

(21 362)

(12 134)

Of which cashflow from operations

(18 995)

(12 758)

Of which change in working capital

(2 367)

624

Net cashflow from investing activities

(316)

(1 062)

Net cashflow from financing activities

(800)

47 917

BALANCE SHEET

 

 

Equity of the consolidated group

(13 371)

9 127

Total non-current liabilities

19 433

40 878

Total current liabilities

38 241

13 600

Total non-current assets

10 229

7 281

Of which financial assets and other non-current assets

1 519

1 929

Total current assets

34 074

56 325

Of which cash and cash equivalents

24 617

47 095

FINANCIAL DEBT

 

 

Financial debt, non-current portion

16 249

39 071

Financial debt, current portion

27 764

3 179

GROSS FINANCIAL DEBT

44 014

42 250

Cash and cash equivalents

24 617

47 095

Capitalisation contract *

2 560

3 930

NET FINANCIAL DEBT

16 837

(8 775)

* The Group has funds immobilized in a capitalization contract and euro funds given as collateral for a bank loan of €7.0m, the balance of which to be repaid amounted to €0.9m at the end of the year.

Financial visibility until Q3 2023 and financial strategy

On March 31, 2022, MedinCell had €24.6 million of cash and cash equivalents and €2.6 million of current and non-current non-risky financial assets (compared to €47.1 million and €3.9 million respectively a year ago).

During the year, the Company started initiatives aimed at extending its financial visibility until it receives significant revenues in the form of royalties from the commercialization of a first product in the United States by its partner Teva Pharmaceuticals. The planned operations concern primarily a partial debt restructuring and access to additional non-dilutive financing from the Company's financial partners.

With regards to debt restructuring, a step has already been taken post-closing with the modification of the terms of the loan contracted with the European Investment Bank (EIB), approved by both parties on June 1st, 2022. It includes postponing of the repayment of the first tranche by six months, from June 2023 to December 2023; postponing by one year of the application of the covenants, from 2022 to 2023; the inclusion of Teva Pharmaceuticals' revenues in the calculation of the variable remuneration; and the absence of penalties for possible early repayments. The analysis of the quantitative and qualitative impact of this amendment is underway. Related financial expenses will be integrated in the financial results of the 1st semester of the current fiscal year.

This first step paved the way for further discussions with the EIB.

Consolidated cashflow statement

 

(In thousands of €)

31/03/2022 12 months

31/03/2021 12 months (1)

A

Net cashflow from operating activities

(21 362)

(12 134)

B

Net cashflow from investing activities

(316)

(1 062)

C

Net cashflow from financing activities

(800)

47 917

 

Impact of non-monetary items and foreign exchange rate changes

-

-

 

Change in net cash position

(22 478)

34 718

 

Cash and cash equivalents - opening balance

47 095

12 377

 

Cash and cash equivalents - closing balance

24 617

47 095

A- Net cashflow provided by operating activities

During the year, the Company's cash burn was higher than in the previous year, due to the absence of milestone revenues and the increase in operating expenses, as expected. Over the same period, operating expenses increased from €27.1 million to €32.2 million, mainly due to the increase in Research & Development activities.

The Company points out that the first revenues directly linked to product sales should be royalties from the commercialization of products developed with Teva and in particular the mdc-IRM product. In the meantime, due to the product development cycle and depending on the financial parameters set up in the context of partnerships (which may or may not include certain elements such as invoicing for formulation services, milestone payments, royalties, cost sharing, profit sharing, etc.), revenues may vary significantly from one year to the next.

B- Net cashflow from investing activities

The increase of €0.7 million corresponds to the acquisition of machinery and fixed instruments, improvements at the Jacou site for €1.6 million, and the acquisition of intangible assets for €0.4 million related to intellectual property. This is partly offset by the variation in financial investments for €1.3 million.

C- Net cashflow from financing activities

During the previous financial year, the Company received the final €5.0 million tranche of the EIB loan, as well as €13.7 million in the form of a State Guaranteed Loans and carried out successfully two private placements with qualified French and international investors for net proceeds of €42 million.

During the 2021-2022 financial year, the Company continued to repay €2.3 million of debt, subscribed to a €3.3 million loan from BPI and paid out €1.1 million in financial interest.

Profit and loss account

Income from ordinary activities: €8.3m

For the year ended March 31, 2022, revenues correspond to:

Development services of €4.1 million, mainly related to activities for mdc-WWM and mdc-STM products financed by international health foundations and agencies, compared to €3.7 million in the previous year.

  • The development of a long-acting injectable malaria product supported by the Unitaid health agency generated revenue of €1.3 million compared to €0.8 million in the prior year.
  • The development of a long-acting contraceptive product supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation generated revenue of €2.4 million, similar to previous year.

The company also received a €0.1 million royalty payment from the joint venture, CM Biomaterials, dedicated to the sale of polymers to the Company's partners.

In the year ended March 31, 2022, the Company did not recognize any milestone from any Teva partnered programs, whereas in the previous year, revenue of this nature amounted to €4.1 million.

Current operating expenses under control and aligned with the Company's expectations: €32.2m

Current operating expenses increased by 19% compared to the previous year. This increase was mainly driven by R&D activities, which accounted for 73% of operating expenses, reaching €23.6 million, compared to 72% or €19.6 million in the previous year. Resuming to normal activities after the pandemic crisis led to a 9% increase in marketing and sales costs and a 3% increase in general and administrative costs.

As in previous years, the allocation of a large proportion of resources to research and development activities was aimed at advancing internal projects.

The increase in these R&D costs has allowed the Company's internal programs to progress through the formulation stages for some and through the regulatory stages for others, including programs in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Unitaid. The increase in R&D personnel costs is related to the staff increase to support these developments.

Financial result: €(1) million

The financial result shows a net loss reduced by 71% compared to the previous year. The net financial loss was €1.0 million compared with €3.4 million. The financial result is mainly composed of interest charges on the bond loan for €0.1 million and on the EIB loan for €1.3 million on March 31, 2022, compared with €0.8 million and €2.5 million respectively on March 31, 2021.

The decrease in the cost of financial debt on the EIB loan comes for €1.3 million from the re-estimation of future cashflows linked to variable remuneration following the changes contracted by an amendment in June 2020.

Consolidated income statement

(In thousands of €)

31/03/2022

12 months

31/03/2021

12 months

Evolution

in value

Evolution

in %

Revenues

4 091

8 186

(4 095)

-50%

Other income from ordinary activities

4 247

3 589

658

18%

Income from ordinary activities

8 338

11 775

(3 437)

-29%

Research and development costs

(23 607)

(19 546)

(4 061)

21%

Marketing and sales costs

(2 272)

(1 797)

(475)

26%

General and administrative costs

(6 271)

(5 770)

(501)

9%

Total Operating Expenses

(32 150)

(27 113)

(5 037)

19%

Current operating profit

(23 812)

(15 338)

(8 474)

55%

Other non-current operating expenses / income

(2)

(239)

237

-99%

Operating profit

(23 814)

(15 576)

(8 238)

53%

Financial interest income

90

40

50

125%

Cost of gross financial debt

(1 844)

(3 583)

1 739

-49%

Other financial income/expenses

762

133

629

473%

Financial result

(992)

(3 410)

2 418

-71%

Profit before tax

(24 806)

(18 986)

(5 820)

31%

Net income

(24 806)

(18 986)

(5 820)

31%

- Attributable to MedinCell shareholders

(24 806)

(18 986)

(5 820)

31%

- Attributable to non-controlling interests

-

-

 

 

Summary of the balance sheet

(In thousands of €)

31/03/2022

31/03/2021

Total non-current assets

10 229

7 281

Total current assets

34 074

56 325

Total assets

44 303

63 606

Equity of the consolidated group

(13 371)

9 127

Total non-current liabilities

19 433

40 878

Total current liabilities

38 241

13 600

Total liabilities and equity

44 303

63 606

(The final decision of IFRS-IC in April 2021 to change the method of attributing post-employment benefits to periods of service results in a decrease in the pension liability for an amount of €198k at April 1st 2020 impacting the presentation of the accounts at 31 March 2021).

As of March 31, 2022, as the amendment to the EIB contract had not yet been signed, this debt is recognized as current. After the amendment was signed on May 31, 2022, non-current and current liabilities are expected to be €42.4 million and €15.2 million respectively.

About MedinCell

MedinCell is a pharmaceutical company at premarketing stage that develops a portfolio of long-acting injectable products in various therapeutic areas by combining its proprietary BEPO® technology with active ingredients already known and marketed. Through the controlled and extended release of the active pharmaceutical ingredient, MedinCell makes medical treatments more efficient, particularly thanks to improved compliance, i.e. compliance with medical prescriptions, and to a significant reduction in the quantity of medication required as part of a one-off or chronic treatment. The BEPO® technology makes it possible to control and guarantee the regular delivery of a drug at the optimal therapeutic dose for several days, weeks or months starting from the subcutaneous or local injection of a simple deposit of a few millimeters, fully bioresorbable. MedinCell collaborate with tier one pharmaceuticals companies and foundations to improve Global Health through new therapeutic options. Based in Montpellier, MedinCell currently employs more than 140 people representing over 25 different nationalities. www.medincell.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Company’s expectations for (i) the timing, progress and outcome of its clinical trials; (ii) the clinical benefits and competitive positioning of its product candidates; (iii) its ability to obtain regulatory approvals, commence commercial production and achieve market penetration and sales; (iv) its future product portfolio; (v) its future partnering arrangements; (vi) its future capital needs, capital expenditure plans and ability to obtain funding; and (vii) prospective financial matters regarding our business. Although the Company believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, any statements other than statements of historical facts that may be contained in this press release relating to future events are forward-looking statements and subject to change without notice, factors beyond the Company's control and the Company's financial capabilities.

These statements may include, but are not limited to, any statement beginning with, followed by or including words or phrases such as "objective", "believe", "anticipate", “expect”, "foresee", "aim", "intend", "may", "anticipate", "estimate", "plan", "project", "will", "may", "probably", “potential”, "should", "could" and other words and phrases of the same meaning or used in negative form. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties beyond the Company's control that may, if any, cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those anticipated or expressed explicitly or implicitly by such forward-looking statements. A list and description of these risks, contingencies and uncertainties can be found in the documents filed by the Company with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the "AMF") pursuant to its regulatory obligations, including the Company's registration document, registered with the AMF on September 4, 2018, under number I. 18-062 (the "Registration Document"), as well as in the documents and reports to be published subsequently by the Company. In particular, readers' attention is drawn to the section entitled "Facteurs de Risques" on page 26 of the Registration Document.

Any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including in the event that new information becomes available. The Company's update of one or more forward-looking statements does not imply that the Company will make any further updates to such forward-looking statements or other forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

This press release is for information purposes only. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for the Company's shares in any jurisdiction, in particular in France. Similarly, this press release does not constitute investment advice and should not be treated as such. It is not related to the investment objectives, financial situation, or specific needs of any recipient. It should not deprive the recipients of the opportunity to exercise their own judgment. All opinions expressed in this document are subject to change without notice. The distribution of this press release may be subject to legal restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Persons who come to know about this press release are encouraged to inquire about, and required to comply with, these restrictions.

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