Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Description of Business and Basis of Preparation

v3.20.2
Description of Business and Basis of Preparation
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business and Basis of Preparation

1.

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 help millions of patients worldwide in need of new options to overcome and prevent difficult-to-treat and drug resistant infections.  The Company is developing its lead product candidate, ibrexafungerp, as a broad-spectrum, intravenous (IV)/oral agent in late stage development for multiple indications, ranging from the treatment of vaginal yeast infections in the community setting to life-threatening invasive fungal infections in hospitalized patients.

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 $284.8 million at June 30, 2020 and limited capital resources to fund ongoing operations. These capital resources primarily comprised cash and cash equivalents of $34.0 million and short-term investments of $3.6 million at June 30, 2020. The Company believes its existing cash and cash equivalents, and short-term investments may not be sufficient to enable it to meet its obligations and fund operations over the next twelve months without generating positive cash flows by raising additional capital from outside sources.  While the Company plans to continue to pursue its plan to launch products and generate positive cash flows from operations, as well as pursue sources of additional capital from outside sources, 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.  These financial conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.  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.

As noted in Note 8, the Company entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement with Aspire Capital, pursuant to which the Company has the right to sell to Aspire Capital from time to time in its sole discretion up to $20.0 million in shares of the Company’s common stock through October 2022.  The number of shares issued would be determined based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock as of the date the Company elects to issue shares to Aspire Capital, however, the total number of shares the Company may issue to Aspire Capital under this agreement may not exceed 1,956,547 shares of our common stock (which is equal to approximately 19.99% of the Company’s total common stock outstanding on the date of the Common Stock Purchase Agreement) without obtaining shareholder approval prior to such issuances.  The Company has not sold any shares to Aspire Capital pursuant to this agreement as of June 30, 2020.

The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial information has been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business.  The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial information does not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

The unaudited condensed 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 Securities and Exchange Commission (“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 421,869 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $30.00 per share originally issued by the Company on June 24, 2016, (ii) warrants to purchase 1,319,807 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $18.50 per share originally issued by the Company on March 8, 2018, and (iii) warrants to purchase 798,810 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $20.00 per share originally issued by the Company on March 8, 2018.  The warrants to purchase 1,319,807 shares of the Company’s common stock expired on March 14, 2019.  Upon full exercise for cash of the warrants covered by this warrant prospectus that were outstanding on June 30, 2020, the holders of the warrants would pay the Company an aggregate of approximately $28.6 million.  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.  As of June 30, 2020, approximately $124.8 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 3,888,888 shares of the Company’s common stock and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 3,888,888 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $9.00 per share and accompanying warrant.  Net proceeds from the December 2019 Public Offering were approximately $32.5 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and offering expenses.  In addition, the Company granted to the underwriters an option to purchase up to 583,333 additional shares of common stock and/or warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of an additional 583,333 shares of common stock, in each case at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The underwriters exercised their option to purchase 583,333 warrants in December 2019.  The option to purchase up to 583,333 additional shares of common stock was not exercised by the underwriters and the option expired in January 2020.  See Note 8 for further details.

April 2020 Note Purchase Agreement

In April 2020, the Company entered into a Senior Convertible Note Purchase Agreement (“April 2020 Note Purchase Agreement”) with Puissance Life Science Opportunities Fund VI (“Puissance”).  Pursuant to the April 2020 Note Purchase Agreement, on April 9, 2020, the Company issued and sold to Puissance $10.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.0% Senior Convertible Notes due 2026 (“April 2020 Notes”).  See Note 6 for details.

Common Stock Purchase Agreement

On April 10, 2020, the Company entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Common Stock Purchase Agreement”) with Aspire Capital Fund, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (“Aspire Capital”), pursuant to which the Company has the right to sell to Aspire Capital from time to time in its sole discretion up to $20.0 million in shares of the Company’s common stock over the next 30 months, subject to certain limitations and conditions set forth in the Common Stock Purchase Agreement.  See Note 8 for details.

New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer (NOL) Program

The New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer (NOL) program, administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, enables approved biotechnology companies to sell their unused net operating losses (“NOLs”) and research and development tax credits to unaffiliated, profitable corporate taxpayers in the State of New Jersey up to a maximum lifetime benefit of $15 million per business.  For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recognized a $3.1 million income tax benefit for the sale of a portion of the Company’s unused New Jersey NOLs and research and development credits.  As of June 30, 2020, the Company has received approximately $9.8 million under the program.  

Reverse Stock Split

On July 16, 2020, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amendment”), which became effective on Friday, July 17, 2020, (a) implementing a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock and (b) decreasing the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from 250,000,000 shares to 100,000,000 shares.  On the effective date of July 17, 2020, the number of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock was decreased from 105,083,291 to 10,508,302 and the par value per common share remained unchanged.  No fractional shares were issued as a result of the reverse stock split.  Stockholders who would otherwise have been entitled to receive a fractional share received a cash payment in lieu thereof.  All share and per share amounts presented in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been retroactively adjusted for the reverse stock split and certain items in the prior period financial statements have been revised to conform to the current presentation.

The reverse stock split affected all shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the reverse stock split, as well as the number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the Company’s equity incentive plans. In addition, the reverse stock split effected a reduction in the number of shares of common stock issuable upon the conversion of outstanding convertible notes or upon the exercise of stock options or warrants outstanding.

Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Information

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“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 six months ended June 30, 2020, are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year or the results for any future periods. These unaudited condensed consolidated 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 11, 2020.  

Use of Estimates

The preparation of unaudited condensed consolidated 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 fair values of the warrant and derivative liabilities each reporting period.