Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Description of Business and Basis of Preparation

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Description of Business and Basis of Preparation
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business and Basis of Preparation

 

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Description of Business and Basis of Preparation

Organization

SCYNEXIS, Inc. (“SCYNEXIS” or the “Company”) is a Delaware corporation formed on November 4, 1999. SCYNEXIS is a biotechnology company, headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, pioneering innovative medicines to overcome and prevent difficult-to-treat and drug-resistant infections.  The Company is developing its lead product candidate, ibrexafungerp, as the first representative of a novel oral and intravenous triterpenoid antifungal family for the treatment of several fungal infections, including serious and life-threatening invasive fungal infections.

The Company has incurred significant losses and negative cash flows from operations since its initial public offering in May 2014 and expects to continue to incur losses and negative cash flows for the foreseeable future. As a result, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $271.4 million at December 31, 2019 and limited capital resources to fund ongoing operations.  These capital resources were primarily comprised of cash and cash equivalents of $41.9 million and short-term investments of $6.5 million at December 31, 2019. While the Company believes its capital resources are sufficient to fund the Company’s on-going operations for a period of a least 12 months subsequent to the issuance of the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company's liquidity could be materially affected over this period by, among other things: (1) its ability to raise additional capital through equity offerings, debt financings, or other non-dilutive third-party funding; (2) costs associated with new or existing strategic alliances, or licensing and collaboration arrangements; (3) negative regulatory events or unanticipated costs related to its development of ibrexafungerp; or (4) any other unanticipated material negative events or costs.  Should one or more of these negative events or costs materially affect its liquidity, the Company’s available capital resources may not be sufficient for it to continue to meet its obligations as they become due over the next 12 months.  If the Company is unable to meet its obligations when they become due, the Company may have to delay expenditures, reduce the scope of its research and development programs, or make significant changes to its operating plan.  The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary.  Intercompany balances and transactions are eliminated in consolidation.

Shelf Registration Filing

On August 31, 2018, the Company filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-227167) with the SEC, which was declared effective on September 14, 2018 (the “Shelf Registration”). The Shelf Registration contained three prospectuses:

 

a base prospectus which covers the offering, issuance and sale by the Company of up to a maximum aggregate offering price of $175.0 million of the Company's common stock, preferred stock, debt securities and warrants, including common stock or preferred stock issuable upon conversion of debt securities, common stock issuable upon conversion of preferred stock, or common stock, preferred stock or debt securities issuable upon the exercise of warrants;

 

a prospectus covering the offering, issuance and sale by the Company of up to a maximum aggregate offering price of $25.0 million of the Company's common stock that may be issued and sold under a Controlled Equity Offering Sales AgreementSM (the “Sales Agreement”) with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (“Cantor”).  Pursuant to the Sales Agreement, the Company may sell from time to time, at its option, up to an aggregate of $25.0 million of the Company’s common stock, through Cantor, as sales agent.  Pursuant to the Sales Agreement, sales of the common stock, if any, will be made under the Company’s effective Shelf Registration; and

 

a warrant prospectus covering the offering, issuance, and sale of the Company’s common stock issuable upon the exercise of warrants, consisting of (i) warrants to purchase 4,218,750 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $3.00 per share originally issued by the Company on June 24, 2016, (ii) warrants to purchase 13,198,075 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $1.85 per share originally issued by the Company on March 8, 2018, and (iii) warrants to purchase 7,988,175 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 per share originally issued by the Company on March 8, 2018.  The warrants to purchase 13,198,075 shares of the Company’s common stock expired on March 14, 2019.  Upon full exercise for cash of the warrants outstanding on December 31, 2019, the holders of the warrants would pay the Company an aggregate of approximately $28.6 million.  See Note 9 for further details.

The common stock that may be offered, issued and sold by the Company under the Sales Agreement is included in the $175.0 million of securities that may be offered, issued and sold by the Company under the base prospectus. Upon termination of the Sales Agreement with Cantor, any portion of the $25.0 million included in the Sales Agreement that is not sold pursuant to the Sales Agreement will be available for sale in other offerings pursuant to the base prospectus and a corresponding prospectus supplement.  As of December 31, 2019, approximately $127.5 million of securities registered under the base prospectus are available to be offered, issued and sold by the Company.  

December 2019 Public Offering

On December 12, 2019, the Company completed a public offering (the "December 2019 Public Offering") of its common stock and warrants pursuant to the Company's effective Shelf Registration.  The Company sold an aggregate of 38,888,889 shares of the Company’s common stock and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 38,888,889 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $0.90 per share and accompanying warrant.  Net proceeds from the December 2019 Public Offering were approximately $32.5 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses.  In addition, the Company granted to the underwriters an option to purchase up to 5,833,333 additional shares of common stock and/or warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of an additional 5,833,333 shares of common stock, in each case at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriters exercised their option to purchase 5,833,333 warrants in December 2019.  The option to purchase up to 5,833,333 additional shares of common stock was not exercised by the underwriters and the option expired in January 2020.  See Note 9 for further details.

March 2018 Public Offering

On March 8, 2018, the Company completed a public offering (the "March 2018 Public Offering") of its common stock and warrants pursuant to the Company's effective Shelf Registration.  The Company sold an aggregate of 17,751,500 shares of the Company’s common stock and warrants to purchase up to 21,301,800 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $1.69 per share.  Net proceeds from the March 2018 Public Offering were approximately $27.9 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses.  See Note 9 for further details.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires the Company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates include: determination of the fair value of stock-based compensation grants; the estimate of services and effort expended by third-party research and development service providers used to recognize research and development expense; and the estimates and assumptions utilized in measuring the fair values of the warrant and derivative liabilities each reporting period.