RedHill Biopharma Reports 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:03:20 AM ET
RedHill maintains a debt-free balance sheet with $51 million cashat the end of the second quarter of 2017
Select recent milestones include:
-- Initial net revenues of approximately $0.5 million between June 12-30 following commencement of promotional activities in the U.S. by RedHills GI-focused sales force with two GI specialty products, Donnatal and EnteraGam
-- Positive top-line results from the Phase III GUARD study with BEKINDA (RHB-102) 24 mg for acute gastroenteritis and gastritis
-- Initiation of the confirmatory Phase III study with TALICIA (RHB-105) for the treatment of H. pylori infection
-- Last patient out in the Phase II study with BEKINDA 12 mg for IBS-D
-- Orphan Drug designation granted to YELIVA(ABC294640) for the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma
Select potential milestones expected in the second half of 2017:
-- Second independent DSMB meeting of the RHB-104 first Phase III study for Crohns disease, including an interim efficacy analysis and an evaluation of an option for early stop for success for overwhelming efficacy; DSMB recommendation is expected to be announced by early August 2017
-- Top-line results from the BEKINDA 12 mg Phase II study for IBS-D, expected in September 2017
-- Type B FDA meeting regarding the successful Phase III GUARD study with BEKINDA24 mg, expected by October 2017
-- Initiation of several Phase Ib and Phase II studies with YELIVA for cholangiocarcinoma, mucositis in head and neck cancer and ulcerative colitis, and with MESUPRON for pancreatic cancer
-- Re-submission of the RIZAPORT NDA to the FDA, expected in October 2017
RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (RDHL ) (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange:RDHL) ("RedHill" or the "Company"), a specialty biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on late clinical-stage development and commercialization of proprietary, orally-administered, small molecule drugs for gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases and cancer, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
The Company will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:00 am EDT to review the financial results and business highlights. Dial-in details are included below.
Financial highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2017
Net Revenues for the second quarter of 2017 were approximately $0.5 million, compared to immaterial Net Revenues in the second quarter of 2016 and in the first quarter of 2017. The increase was due to the initiation, in mid-June 2017, of the U.S. promotional activities of Donnatal (Phenobarbital, Hyoscyamine Sulfate, Atropine Sulfate, Scopolamine Hydrobromide) and the sale of EnteraGam(serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate, SBI).
Cost of Revenues for the second quarter of 2017 were $0.3 million, reflecting costs related to the initiation of the sale of EnteraGam in mid-June 2017.
Research and Development Expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were $8.4 million, an increase of $2.4 million or 40% compared to the second quarter of 2016. The increase was mainly due to the ongoing Phase III and Phase II studies with BEKINDA(RHB-102) for gastroenteritis and IBS-D, respectively, the ongoing Phase III study with RHB-104 for Crohns disease, the ongoing and planned studies with YELIVA(ABC294640) for multiple indications, and the initiation of the ongoing confirmatory Phase III study with TALICIA (RHB-105) for H. pylori infection. Research and Development Expenses for the second quarter of 2017 increased by $0.3 million or 4% compared to the first quarter of 2017.
General and Administrative Expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were $1.9 million, an increase of $1.2 million compared to the second quarter of 2016. General and Administrative Expenses for the second quarter of 2017 increased by $0.6 million or 48% compared to the first quarter of 2017. The increase from the comparable periods was mainly due to the establishment and advancement of the Companys U.S. commercial operations in the first quarter of 2017 and enhanced professional services.
Selling, Marketing and Business Development Expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were $3.4 million, an increase of $3.0 million compared to $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2016, comprised only of Business Development Expenses. The increase was mainly due to the establishment and advancement of the Companys U.S. commercial operations. The Company recognized Selling and Marketing Expenses in 2017 for the first time.
Operating Loss for the second quarter of 2017 was $13.5 million, an increase of $6.3 million or 88% compared to the second quarter of 2016. The increase was mainly due to an increase in Research and Development Expenses and Selling, Marketing and Business Development Expenses, as detailed above. Operating Loss for the second quarter of 2017 increased by $3.4 million or 34% compared to the first quarter of 2017. The increase was mainly due to an increase in Selling, Marketing and Business Development Expenses, as detailed above.
Financial Income, net for the second quarter of 2017 was $2.5 million, an increase of $1.9 million compared to the second quarter of 2016. Financial Income, net for the second quarter of 2017 increased by $1.0 million or 67% compared to the first quarter of 2017. The increase from the comparable periods was mainly due to a fair value gain on derivative financial instruments.
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities for the second quarter of 2017 was $9.7 million, an increase of $4 million or 70% compared to the second quarter of 2016. The increase was mainly due to the increase in Operating Loss, as detailed above. Net Cash Used in Operating Activities for the second quarter of 2017 decreased by $0.6 million or 6% compared to the first quarter of 2017.
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities for the second quarter of 2017 was $4.9 million, an increase of $1.9 million or 67% compared to the second quarter of 2016. Net Cash Used in Investing Activities for the second quarter of 2017 decreased by $13.7 million compared to the first quarter of 2017. The decrease was mainly due to change in short-term investments.
Cash Balance as of June 30, 2017, was $51 million, a decrease of $15 million, compared to $66 million as of December 31, 2016, and a decrease of $10 million compared to March 31, 2017. The decrease was a result of the ongoing operations, mainly related to research and development activities and the establishment of the U.S. commercial operations.
Micha Ben Chorin, RedHills CFO, said: "We are pleased with the important milestones achieved during the second quarter, including positive top-line results from the Phase III GUARD study with BEKINDA 24 mg for acute gastroenteritis, initiation of the confirmatory Phase III study with TALICIA for the treatment of H. pylori infection, and the initiation of promotional activities in the U.S. by our GI-focused sales force with Donnatal and EnteraGam, which generated encouraging initial net revenues of approximately $0.5 million in the second half of June alone. Our cash position of $51 million at the end of the second quarter should allow us to continue to execute our strategic plans, diligently advance our late-stage clinical programs and pursue the acquisition of additional commercial GI products in the U.S."
Conference Call and Webcast Information:
The Company will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:00 am EDT to review the financial results and business highlights.
To participate in the conference call, please dial the following numbers 15 minutes prior to the start of the call: United States: +1-877-280-2342; International: +1-212-444-0412; and Israel: +972-3-763-0146. The access code for the call is 5090357.
The conference call will be broadcasted live and available for replay on the Companys website, http://ir.redhillbio.com/events.cfm, for 30 days. Please access the Companys website at least 15 minutes ahead of the conference call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.
Recent operational highlights:
-- On April 4, 2017, RedHill announced that the FDA had granted YELIVA Orphan Drug designation for the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma. Orphan Drug designation would allow RedHill to benefit from a seven-year marketing exclusivity period for the indication, if approved, as well as other development incentives to develop YELIVA for cholangiocarcinoma. A Phase IIa clinical study with YELIVA in patients with advanced, unresectable, intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is planned to be initiated in the third quarter of 2017.
-- On April 5, 2017, RedHill announced the signing of an exclusive license agreement with Entera Health Inc. ("Entera Health"), granting RedHill the exclusive U.S. rights to EnteraGam(serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate, SBI), a commercially-available medical food intended for the dietary management of chronic diarrhea and loose stools, which must be administered under medical supervision. Under the terms of the agreement, RedHill will pay Entera Health royalties based on net sales generated from the sale of EnteraGam by RedHill.
-- On April 13, 2017, RedHill, together with IntelGenx Corp., announced that the Ministry of Health of Luxembourg had granted national marketing authorization for RIZAPORT(5 mg and 10 mg), a thin-film for the treatment of acute migraines. The national marketing authorization was granted in Luxembourg on the basis of the European Decentralized Procedure (DCP), in which Luxembourg served as the Concerned Member State. The approval in Luxembourg marked the completion of the current marketing approval process for RIZAPORT under the European DCP. The re-submission of the RIZAPORT NDA to the FDA is expected in October 2017.
-- On April 24, 2017, RedHill announced the enrollment of the last patient in the Phase II study with BEKINDA 12 mg for the treatment of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). On July 17, 2017, RedHill announced that the last patient had completed the treatment course and the last follow-up visit. Top-line results are expected in September 2017. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase II study is evaluating the efficacy and safety of BEKINDA 12 mg in adults 18 years and older who suffer from IBS-D. The study enrolled 127 subjects at 16 clinical sites in the U.S.
-- In May 2017, RedHill adopted an Expanded Access Program (EAP), allowing patients with life-threatening diseases potential access to RedHills investigational new drugs that have not yet received regulatory marketing approval. Expanded access (sometimes referred to as "compassionate use") is possible outside RedHills clinical trials, under certain eligibility criteria, when a certain investigational new drug is needed to treat life-threatening condition and there is some clinical evidence suggesting that the drug might be effective in that condition. Following the adoption of the program, RedHill continues to receive patient requests to obtain access to investigational drugs. Therefore, subject to evaluation of eligibility and all the necessary regulatory and other approvals, RedHill is likely to provide certain patients with an investigational new drug under the EAP. Further information about RedHills EAP can be found on the Companys website at: http://www.redhillbio.com/expandedaccess .
-- On June 13, 2017, RedHill announced the initiation of the promotion of two gastrointestinal specialty products, Donnataland EnteraGamin the U.S. RedHills U.S. commercial operations, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, include a gastrointestinal-focused sales force of more than 30 sales representatives promoting Donnatal and EnteraGam in select U.S. territories.
-- On June 14, 2017, RedHill announced positive top-line results from the Phase III GUARD study with BEKINDA (RHB-102) 24 mg for acute gastroenteritis and gastritis. The study successfully met its primary endpoint of efficacy in the treatment of acute gastroenteritis and gastritis. BEKINDA 24 mg was found to be safe and well tolerated in this indication. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III GUARD study evaluated the efficacy and safety of BEKINDA 24 mg in treating acute gastroenteritis and gastritis. 321 adults and children over the age of 12 were enrolled at 21 clinical sites in the U.S. and randomized in a 60:40 ratio to receive either BEKINDA 24 mg or placebo, respectively. The primary endpoint of the study was the proportion of patients without further vomiting, without rescue medication, and who were not given intravenous hydration from 30 minutes post first dose of the study drug until 24 hours post dose, compared to placebo. A Type B FDA meeting is expected to take place by October 2017. Top-line results indicated that the Phase III GUARD study successfully met its primary endpoint in the Intent to Treat (ITT) population (p = 0.04), despite high positive outcome rate in the placebo arm. BEKINDA 24 mg improved the efficacy outcome by 21%; 65.6% of BEKINDA-treated patients as compared to 54.3% of placebo patients (p = 0.04; n=192 in the BEKINDA group and n=129 in the placebo group). Correcting for a randomization error, the difference in effect is greater with 65.8% vs. 53.9% favoring BEKINDA 24 mg vs. placebo in reaching the primary endpoint of the study (p = 0.03). In per-protocol (PP) analysis of patients who met all protocol entry criteria and for which the diagnosis of gastroenteritis was confirmed (n=177 in the BEKINDA group and n=122 in the placebo group), BEKINDA 24 mg improved the efficacy outcome by 27%; 69.5% of patients in the BEKINDA group vs. 54.9% in the placebo group (p = 0.01).
-- On June 15, 2017, RedHill announced the initiation of the confirmatory Phase III study with RHB-105, newly branded as TALICIA, for the treatment of H. pylori infection (the ERADICATE Hp2 study). The two-arm, randomized, double-blind, active comparator, confirmatory Phase III study is planned to enroll 444 non-investigated dyspepsia patients with confirmed H. pylori infection in up to 65 clinical sites in the U.S., with a primary endpoint of eradication of H. pylori infection at 42 through 70 days after initiation of treatment. Subject to a successful outcome and any additional regulatory feedback, the confirmatory Phase III study is expected to complete the package required for a potential U.S. NDA for TALICIA.
-- On July 12, 2017, RedHill announced that the second independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meeting of the first RHB-104 Phase III study for Crohns disease (the MAP US study) is expected to convene in late July 2017 and will assess the safety and efficacy of RHB-104 in the first 222 subjects who have completed week 26 assessments. The DSMB meeting will include an interim efficacy analysis and an evaluation of an option for early stop for success for overwhelming efficacy. The DSMBs recommendation is planned to be announced by early August 2017. To date, approximately 300 patients of the planned total of 410 patients have been enrolled in the ongoing Phase III MAP US study.
Donnatal (Phenobarbital, Hyoscyamine Sulfate, Atropine Sulfate, Scopolamine Hydrobromide), a prescription drug, is classified as possibly effective as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (irritable colon, spastic colon, mucous colitis) and acute enterocolitis. Donnatal slows the natural movements of the gut by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and intestines. Donnatal comes in two formulations: immediate release Donnatal Tablets and immediate release Donnatal Elixir, a fast-acting liquid.
Important Safety Information about Donnatal:
Donnatalis contraindicated in patients who have glaucoma, obstructive uropathy, obstructive disease of the gastrointestinal tract, paralytic ileus, unstable cardiovascular status, severe ulcerative colitis, myasthenia gravis, hiatal hernia with reflux esophagitis, or known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding or who have autonomic neuropathy, hepatic or renal disease, hyperthyroidism, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, tachycardia or hypertension should notify their doctor before taking Donnatal. Side effects may include: dryness of the mouth, urinary retention, blurred vision, dilation of pupils, rapid heartbeat, loss of sense of taste, headache, nervousness, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting and allergic reactions which may be severe.
Further information, including prescribing information, can be found on www.donnatal.com.
Please see the following website for complete important safety information about Donnatal:
To report suspected adverse reactions, contact Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-877-370-1142 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
EnteraGam(serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate, SBI) is a medical food product intended for the dietary management of chronic diarrhea and loose stools. EnteraGam must be administered under medical supervision. EnteraGam binds microbial components, such as toxic substances released by bacteria, that upset the intestinal environment. This helps prevent them from penetrating the lining of the intestine, which may contribute to chronic diarrhea and loose stools in people who have specific intestinal disorders.
Safety Information about EnteraGam:
EnteraGam contains beef protein; therefore, patients who have an allergy to beef or any other component of EnteraGam should not take this product. EnteraGam has not been studied in pregnant women, in women during labor and delivery, or in nursing mothers. The choice to administer EnteraGam during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or to nursing mothers is at the clinical discretion of the prescribing physician.
EnteraGam does not contain any milk-derived ingredients such as lactose, casein or whey. EnteraGam is gluten-free, dye-free and soy-free.
Please see full Product Information.
To report suspected adverse reactions, contact Entera Health, Inc. at 1-855-4ENTERA (1-855-436-8372), or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
About RedHill Biopharma Ltd.:
RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (RDHL ) (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange: RDHL) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Israel, primarily focused on the development and commercialization of late clinical-stage, proprietary, orally-administered, small molecule drugs for the treatment of gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases and cancer. RedHill promotes two gastrointestinal products in the U.S. - Donnatal, a prescription oral adjunctive drug used in the treatment of IBS and acute enterocolitis, and EnteraGam, a medical food intended for the dietary management, under medical supervision, of chronic diarrhea and loose stools. RedHills clinical-stage pipeline includes: (i) TALICIA (RHB-105) - an oral combination therapy for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection with successful results from a first Phase III study and an ongoing confirmatory Phase III study; (ii) RHB-104 - an oral combination therapy for the treatment of Crohns disease with an ongoing first Phase III study, a completed proof-of-concept Phase IIa study for multiple sclerosis, and QIDP status for nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections; (iii) BEKINDA (RHB-102) - a once-daily oral pill formulation of ondansetron with successful top-line results in a Phase III study for acute gastroenteritis and gastritis and an ongoing Phase II study for IBS-D; (iv) RHB-106 - an encapsulated bowel preparation licensed to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.; (v) YELIVA (ABC294640) - a Phase II-stage, orally-administered, first-in-class SK2 selective inhibitor targeting multiple oncology, inflammatory and gastrointestinal indications; (vi) MESUPRON - a Phase II-stage first-in-class, orally-administered protease inhibitor, targeting pancreatic cancer and other solid tumors and (vii) RIZAPORT (RHB-103) - an oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan for acute migraines, with a U.S. NDA currently under discussion with the FDA and marketing authorization received in two EU member states under the European Decentralized Procedure (DCP). More information about the Company is available at: www.redhillbio.com.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be preceded by the words "intends," "may," "will," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "predicts," "estimates," "aims," "believes," "hopes," "potential" or similar words. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Companys control, and cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with (i) the initiation, timing, progress and results of the Companys research, manufacturing, preclinical studies, clinical trials, and other therapeutic candidate development efforts; (ii) the Companys ability to advance its therapeutic candidates into clinical trials or to successfully complete its preclinical studies or clinical trials; (iii) the extent and number of additional studies that the Company may be required to conduct and the Companys receipt of regulatory approvals for its therapeutic candidates, and the timing of other regulatory filings, approvals and feedback; (iv) the manufacturing, clinical development, commercialization, and market acceptance of the Companys therapeutic candidates; (v) the Companys ability to successfully market Donnataland EnteraGam, (vi) the Companys ability to establish and maintain corporate collaborations; (vii) the Companys ability to acquire products approved for marketing in the U.S. that achieve commercial success and build its own marketing and commercialization capabilities; (viii) the interpretation of the properties and characteristics of the Companys therapeutic candidates and of the results obtained with its therapeutic candidates in research, preclinical studies or clinical trials; (ix) the implementation of the Companys business model, strategic plans for its business and therapeutic candidates; (x) the scope of protection the Company is able to establish and maintain for intellectual property rights covering its therapeutic candidates and its ability to operate its business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others; (xi) parties from whom the Company licenses its intellectual property defaulting in their obligations to the Company; and (xii) estimates of the Companys expenses, future revenues capital requirements and the Companys needs for additional financing; (xiii) the Companys Expanded Access Program, which allows patients with life-threatening diseases potential access, subject to regulatory and other approvals, to RedHills investigational new drugs that have not yet received regulatory marketing approval, if a patient suffers an adverse experience using such investigative drug, potentially adversely affecting the clinical development program of that investigational product or the Company generally; (xiv) competitive companies and technologies within the Companys industry. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Companys Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on February 23, 2017. All forward-looking statements included in this Press Release are made only as of the date of this Press Release. We assume no obligation to update any written or oral forward-looking statement unless required by law.
Including cash and short-term investments.
All financial highlights are approximate and are rounded to the nearest hundreds of thousands.
Donnatal (Phenobarbital, Hyoscyamine Sulfate, Atropine Sulfate, Scopolamine Hydrobromide) is a prescription drug, classified as possibly effective as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (irritable colon, spastic colon, mucous colitis) and acute enterocolitis. For more information, please see the prescribing information: http://www.donnatal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-02-18-Risk-Benefit-information-DTC-REV.-SE.p .
EnteraGam (serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate, SBI) is a commercially-available medical food, intended for the dietary management of chronic diarrhea and loose stools due to specific intestinal disorders, which must be administered under medical supervision.
BEKINDA, YELIVA and TALICIAare investigational new drugs, not available for commercial distribution.
Including cash and short-term investments
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REDHILL BIOPHARMA LTD.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
Three months ended Six months ended
June 30, June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
U.S. dollars in thousands U.S. dollars in thousands
NET REVENUES 483 1 483 1
COST OF REVENUE 272 -- 272 --
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES, net 8,434 6,031 16,571 10,707
SELLING, MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES 3,376 * 424 3,981 * 736
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 1,940 * 740 3,255 * 1,655
OTHER EXPENSES -- -- 45 --
OPERATING LOSS 13,539 7,194 23,641 13,097
FINANCIAL INCOME 2,523 666 4,078 1,025
FINANCIAL EXPENSES 7 24 56 4
FINANCIAL INCOME, net 2,516 642 4,022 1,021
LOSS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS FOR THE PERIOD 11,023 6,552 19,619 12,076
LOSS PER ORDINARY SHARE (U.S. dollars)
Basic 0.06 0.05 0.11 0.09
Diluted 0.06 0.06 0.11 0.10
REDHILL BIOPHARMA LTD.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
June 30, December 31,
U.S. dollars in thousands
Cash and cash equivalents 15,319 53,786
Bank deposits 15,407 55
Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss 20,340 12,313
Trade receivables and contract assets 778 99
Prepaid expenses and other receivables 3,096 1,562
Inventory 610 --
Bank deposits 150 137
Fixed assets 235 165
Intangible assets 6,050 6,095
TOTAL ASSETS 61,985 74,212
Accounts payable 1,145 60
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 7,415 3,296
Payable in respect of intangible asset purchase 2,000 2,000
Derivative financial instruments 2,622 6,155
TOTAL LIABILITIES 13,182 11,511
Ordinary shares 458 441
Additional paid-in capital 156,587 150,838
Warrants -- 1,057
Accumulated deficit (108,242 ) (89,635 )
TOTAL EQUITY 48,803 62,701
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 61,985 74,212
REDHILL BIOPHARMA LTD.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Three months ended Six months ended
June 30, June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
U.S. dollars in thousands U.S. dollars in thousands
Comprehensive loss (11,023 ) (6,552 ) (19,619 ) (12,076 )
Adjustments in respect of income and expenses not involving cash flow:
Share-based compensation to employees and service providers 705 495 1,012 869
Depreciation 18 11 32 21
Write-off of intangible assets -- -- 45 --
Unrealized gains on derivative financial instruments (2,251 ) (514 ) (3,513 ) (715 )
Fair value loses (gains) on financial assets at fair value through profit or loss 64 (54 ) 79 (62 )
Revaluation of bank deposits (87 ) (89 ) (105 ) (147 )
Exchange differences in respect of cash and cash equivalents (119 ) 41 (361 ) (41 )
(1,670 ) (110 ) (2,811 ) (75 )
Changes in assets and liability items:
Increase in trade receivables and contract assets (778 ) -- (679 ) --
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other receivables (421 ) (248 ) (1,534 ) 192
Increase in Inventory (610 ) -- (610 ) --
Increase in accrued expenses 1,124 (224 ) 1,085 323
Increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses 3,650 1,397 4,119 918
2,965 925 2,381 1,433
Net cash used in operating activities (9,728 ) (5,737 ) (20,049 ) (10,718 )
Purchase of fixed assets (102 ) (16 ) (102 ) (45 )
Change in investment in current bank deposits 284 (2,000 ) (15,260 ) --
Purchase of financial assets at fair value through profit or loss (10,500 ) (908 ) (13,953 ) (7,480 )
Proceeds from sale of financial assets at fair value through profit or loss 5,447 -- 5,847 --
Net cash used in investing activities (4,871 ) (2,924 ) (23,468 ) (7,525 )
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares, net of expenses -- -- 1,282 --
Exercise of warrants and options into ordinary shares, net of expenses 175 100 3,407 110
Net cash provided by financing activities 175 100 4,689 110
DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (14,424 ) (8,561 ) (38,828 ) (18,133 )
EXCHANGE DIFFERENCES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 119 (41 ) 361 41
BALANCE OF CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD 29,624 12,026 53,786 21,516
BALANCE OF CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD 15,319 3,424 15,319 3,424
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ON INTEREST RECEIVED IN CASH 130 4 201 95
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