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EyePoint Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Highlights Recent Corporate Developments

Aug 02, 2023

–Phase 2 DAVIO 2 clinical trial evaluating EYP-1901 in wet age-related macular degeneration remains on track to report topline data in December 2023

–Phase 2 PAVIA clinical trial evaluating EYP-1901 in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy remains on track with topline data anticipated in 2Q 2024 –

–Jay S. Duker, M.D. promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer –

–YUTIQ® franchise sold for $82.5 million cash plus future royalties; all outstanding bank debt retired and cash runway extended into 2025 –

–Management to host a conference call and webcast today at 8:30 a.m. ET –

WATERTOWN, Mass., Aug. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYPT), a company committed to developing and commercializing therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with serious eye disorders, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023 and highlighted recent corporate developments.

“We remain on track for our important Phase 2 wet AMD trial readout of DAVIO 2 in December 2023. In addition, our second fully enrolled Phase 2 trial for EYP-1901, in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), is on track to read out topline data in the second quarter of 2024,” said Jay Duker, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of EyePoint Pharmaceuticals. “Both studies were oversubscribed, indicating the keen interest in sustained delivery treatment options for these serious retinal eye diseases. Last month, we announced interim masked safety data from DAVIO 2 that revealed no reported drug-related ocular or systemic serious adverse events, bolstering our confidence in this differentiated maintenance therapy.”

Dr. Duker continued, “With the sale of the YUTIQ franchise in May, we completed EyePoint's transition into a focused clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, with EYP-1901 as our lead pipeline program. The sale of YUTIQ® in May was a value-creating transaction that enabled EyePoint to retire all outstanding bank debt, reduce our projected SG&A spending and extend our cash runway into 2025, as we prepare for the potential Phase 3 pivotal trials for EYP-1901. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the EyePoint story as we are well-positioned to execute on key milestones and make a meaningful difference for patients suffering from serious eye diseases. We look forward to providing updates in the quarters to come.”

R&D Highlights and Updates

  • Oversubscribed Phase 2 DAVIO 2 clinical trial investigating EYP-1901 as a potential six-month maintenance treatment for wet AMD is fully enrolled and remains on track with topline data anticipated in December 2023.
  • Completed enrollment in the Phase 2 PAVIA clinical trial evaluating EYP-1901 as a potential nine-month treatment for moderate-to-severe NPDR. The trial enrolled 77 patients, exceeding the 60-patient target due to significant investigator and patient interest. Topline data is anticipated in the second quarter of 2024.
  • Presented the interim masked safety and baseline patient demographics of the DAVIO 2 clinical trial in wet AMD at the OIS Retina Innovation Summit in July. As of July 1, 2023, a masked safety study found that there were no reported drug related ocular serious adverse events (SAEs) or drug related systemic SAEs in the 160 enrolled patients in the DAVIO 2 trial. An analysis of the reported patient demographics suggests that Phase 2 DAVIO 2 patients have, on average, better starting visual acuity and less central subfield thickness than the Phase 1 DAVIO cohort.
  • Presented 12-month ocular pharmacokinetic results from a study evaluating EYP-1901’s drug delivery through the Durasert platform at the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Annual Meeting in July. The Company also presented an encore subgroup analysis of the EYP-1901 final twelve-month Phase 1 DAVIO results, which showed that 67% of the DAVIO patients with no excess fluid at screening did not require a supplemental anti-VEGF injection up to the six-month visit.
  • Presented an encore presentation of the Phase 1 DAVIO clinical trial twelve-month results at the European Society of Ophthalmology Congress 2023 in Prague. The presentation marked the first time that EyePoint presented EYP-1901 clinical trial results outside of the U.S.

Recent Corporate Highlights

  • Appointed Jay S. Duker, M.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors as part of a CEO transition in July 2023. Dr. Duker was previously Chief Operating Officer and President. Nancy S. Lurker transitioned to the role of Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Directors from the position of CEO.
  • Sold YUTIQ® franchise to Alimera Sciences in May 2023 for $82.5 million plus future royalties. The Company received $75 million upfront, retiring all outstanding bank debt, with $7.5 million to be received in equal quarterly installments in 2024. Additionally, commencing in 2025, EyePoint will receive a low to mid double-digit royalty on Alimera’s related U.S. net sales above defined thresholds for the calendar years 2025-2028. Under the terms of the agreement, Alimera received global rights to YUTIQ outside of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Southeast Asia, where YUTIQ is exclusively licensed to Ocumension Therapeutics (“Ocumension”) and EyePoint will continue to receive royalties from Ocumension for its YUTIQ sales.
  • Appointed Marcia Sellos-Moura, Ph.D. as Senior Vice President, Program Leadership on July 31, 2023. Dr. Sellos-Moura brings over 20 years of biopharmaceutical experience to the Company. In connection with the hiring of Dr. Sellos-Moura, the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors granted stock options to purchase an aggregate of 100,000 shares of common stock as an inducement award material to Dr. Sellos-Moura entering into employment with the Company in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). The stock options have an exercise price equal to the closing price of EyePoint's common stock on July 31, 2023, and will vest as follows: 25% on the first anniversary and monthly through the fourth anniversary of the date of grant, subject to the terms of grant.

Review of Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2023

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2023, total net revenue was $9.1 million compared to $11.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. Net product revenue for the second quarter was $5.3 million, compared to net product revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 of $11.3 million. The decline in net product revenue resulted from the sale of the YUTIQ franchise in May 2023 and the discontinuation of DEXYCU sales activities in 2023.

Net revenue from royalties and collaborations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023 totaled $3.8 million compared to $0.3 million in the corresponding period in 2022. The increase was primarily due to partial recognition of deferred revenue from the sale of the YUTIQ franchise which will be recognized over a 2-year period in connection with the delivery of YUTIQ supply units.

Operating expenses for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023 totaled $31.9 million versus $30.8 million in the prior year period. This increase was primarily driven by R&D spending on the ongoing EYP-1901 clinical trials, partially offset by reduced sales and marketing expense. Non-operating expense, net, totaled $0.2 million and net loss was $22.9 million, or ($0.61) per share, compared to a net loss of $19.4 million, or ($0.52) per share, for the prior year period.

Cash and investments at June 30, 2023 totaled $142.5 million compared to $144.6 million at December 31, 2022.

Financial Outlook
We expect the cash, cash equivalents and investments on June 30, 2023 will enable us to fund our current and planned operations into 2025.

Conference Call Information

EyePoint will host a conference call today, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023 and recent corporate developments. To access the live conference call, please register at A live audio webcast of the event can be accessed via the Investors section of the Company website at A webcast replay will also be available on the corporate website at the conclusion of the call.

About EyePoint Pharmaceuticals

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: EYPT) is a company committed to developing and commercializing therapeutics to help improve the lives of patients with serious eye disorders. The Company's pipeline leverages its proprietary bioerodible Durasert E™ technology for sustained intraocular drug delivery including EYP-1901, an investigational sustained delivery intravitreal anti-VEGF treatment currently in Phase 2 clinical trials. The proven Durasert® drug delivery platform has been safely administered to thousands of patients' eyes across four U.S. FDA approved products. EyePoint Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. For more information visit

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(In thousands)
    June 30,   December 31,
      2023       2022  
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 139,597     $ 95,633  
Marketable securities     2,938       48,928  
Accounts and other receivables, net     10,952       15,503  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     9,370       9,858  
Inventory     4,261       2,886  
Total current assets     167,118       172,808  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     5,514       6,038  
Other assets     3,023       1,510  
Total assets   $ 175,655     $ 180,356  
Liabilities and stockholders' equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 25,863     $ 22,278  
Deferred revenue     42,084       1,205  
Short-term borrowings     -       10,475  
Other current liabilities     970       579  
Total current liabilities     68,917       34,537  
Long-term debt     -       29,310  
Deferred revenue - noncurrent     44,021       13,557  
Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent     5,455       5,984  
Other long-term liabilities     -       600  
Total liabilities     118,393       83,988  
Stockholders' equity:        
Capital     771,855       766,933  
Accumulated deficit     (715,435 )     (671,351 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     842       786  
Total stockholders' equity     57,262       96,368  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 175,655     $ 180,356  

  (In thousands, except per share data)
    Three Months Ended
  Six Months Ended
    June 30   June 30
      2023       2022       2023       2022  
  Product sales, net $ 5,273     $ 11,318     $ 12,667     $ 20,328  
  License and collaboration agreements   3,597       49       3,631       108  
  Royalty income   235       198       490       423  
  Total revenues   9,105       11,565       16,788       20,859  
Operating expenses:              
  Cost of sales, excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets   1,792       1,734       2,432       3,511  
  Research and development   15,730       12,992       29,348       22,937  
  Sales and marketing   5,288       6,883       11,025       13,576  
  General and administrative   9,056       8,557       18,298       17,106  
  Amortization of acquired intangible assets   -       615       -       1,230  
  Total operating expenses   31,866       30,781       61,103       58,360  
Loss from operations   (22,761 )     (19,216 )     (44,315 )     (37,501 )
Other income (expense):              
  Interest and other income, net   1,623       362       2,825       423  
  Interest expense   (435 )     (552 )     (1,247 )     (1,745 )
  Loss on extinguishment of debt   (1,347 )     -       (1,347 )     (1,559 )
  Total other expense, net   (159 )     (190 )     231       (2,881 )
Net loss $ (22,920 )   $ (19,406 )   $ (44,084 )   $ (40,382 )
  Net loss per common share - basic and diluted $ (0.61 )   $ (0.52 )   $ (1.17 )   $ (1.08 )
  Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted   37,576       37,322       37,531       37,288  

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