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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, 2022
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, and is pioneering innovative medicines 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 for severe, hospital-based indications. In June 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved BREXAFEMME® (ibrexafungerp tablets) for treatment of patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis (“VVC”), also known as vaginal yeast infection. The FDA has accepted the Company's submission of a supplemental New Drug Application to expand the label of BREXAFEMME to include the prevention of recurrent VVC. The FDA granted the submission Priority Review and assigned the Prescription Drug User Fee Act target decision date as November 30, 2022.

In October 2022, the Company announced that it is actively pursuing a U.S. commercialization partner to out-license BREXAFEMME in order to refocus its resources on the clinical development of ibrexafungerp for severe, hospital-based indications. As a result, the Company has begun to wind down its promotional activities associated with BREXAFEMME, while keeping BREXAFEMME on the market and available to patients. Additionally, the Company will conclude the partnership with its contracted commercial sales partner, Amplity Health ("Amplity"), which is expected to conclude on November 30, 2022, and the Company will undertake a workforce reduction.

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 $407.9 million at September 30, 2022 and limited capital resources to fund ongoing operations. These capital resources primarily comprised cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $96.1 million at September 30, 2022. While the Company believes its capital resources are sufficient to fund the Company’s on-going operations for a period of at least 12 months subsequent to the issuance of the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company's liquidity could be materially affected over this period by: (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; (4) its ability to secure a commercialization partner in the U.S. to out-license BREXAFEMME and; (5) any other unanticipated material negative events or costs. One or more of these events or costs could materially affect the Company’s liquidity. 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 unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do 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.

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. For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company recognized a $4.7 million income tax benefit for the sale of a portion of the Company’s unused New Jersey NOLs and research and development credits.

Unaudited 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 nine months ended September 30, 2022, 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 29, 2022.

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 and judgements include: revenue recognition including gross to net estimates and the identification of performance obligations in licensing arrangements, 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.