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Description of Business and Basis of Preparation

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Description of Business and Basis of Preparation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
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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, committed to positively impacting the lives of patients suffering from difficult-to-treat and often life-threatening infections by delivering innovative therapies. 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 losses and negative cash flows from operations since its initial public offering ("IPO") in May 2014 and expects to continue to incur losses.  The Company's liquidity over the next 12 months could be materially affected by, among other things: its ability to raise capital through equity offerings, debt financings, other non-dilutive third-party funding (e.g., grants), strategic alliances and licensing or collaboration arrangements; key ibrexafungerp development and regulatory events; costs related to its development of ibrexafungerp; and other factors.

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.  Upon exercise of the warrants for cash, the holders of the warrants would pay the Company the exercise price per share of common stock, or an aggregate of approximately $53.0 million if the warrants are exercised in full for cash.  See Note 8 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.  

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 previously 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 8 for further details.

Unaudited Interim Financial Information

The accompanying unaudited financial statements and notes have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or US GAAP, as contained in the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (the “Codification” or “ASC”) for interim financial information. In the opinion of management, the interim financial information includes all adjustments of a normal recurring nature necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations, financial position, and cash flows.  The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year or the results for any future periods. These interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC") on March 13, 2018.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US 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 periods. 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 warrant liability fair value each reporting period.