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

Nov 01, 2023

– Positive masked safety data update for EYP-1901 in ongoing PAVIA and DAVIO 2 Phase 2 clinical trials as of October 1, 2023 with no drug related ocular or systemic SAEs reported –

– Leadership strengthened with the appointment of Stuart Duty to the Board of Directors and the promotion of George Elston to Executive Vice President –

– Topline data for Phase 2 DAVIO 2 trial anticipated in December 2023 and Phase 2 PAVIA trial in 2Q 2024 –

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

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYPT), a company committed to developing and commercializing therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with retinal diseases, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023, and highlighted recent corporate developments.

“We continued advancing EYP-1901 through clinical development in the third quarter, announcing positive masked safety results for our lead product candidate EYP-1901 in the ongoing DAVIO 2 and PAVIA Phase 2 clinical trials,” said Jay Duker, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of EyePoint Pharmaceuticals. “We remain on-track to report topline data for the DAVIO 2 trial in wet AMD in December 2023 and the PAVIA trial in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy in the second quarter of 2024. We also plan to initiate the Phase 2 VERONA trial of EYP-1901 in diabetic macular edema in the first quarter of 2024.”

Dr. Duker continued, “It is an exciting time for EyePoint as we are well-positioned to execute on key near-term milestones and drive value for shareholders. We remain laser focused on our mission of making a difference in the lives of patients suffering from retinal diseases.”

R&D Highlights and Updates

  • Accepted to present at the upcoming American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting in November, including at AAO’s Eyecelerator pre-meeting tomorrow, November 2, 2023. At Eyecelerator, the Company will be presenting interim masked safety data through October 1, 2023 from its ongoing DAVIO 2 and PAVIA Phase 2 clinical trials.
  • At the AAO Annual Meeting, EyePoint will be presenting an encore presentation of preclinical data highlighting the potential neuroprotective effect of vorolanib, the active drug in EYP-1901, against photoreceptor degeneration in a validated rodent retinal detachment model.
  • Presented subgroup analyses of the Phase 1 DAVIO trial of EYP-1901 demonstrating reduced treatment burden in wet AMD at the EURETINA Congress and the Retina Society Annual Meeting in October.
  • Presented a comparison of the antiangiogenic profile of tyrosine kinase inhibitors vorolanib, axitinib, and sunitinib at the Retina Society Annual Meeting in October demonstrating effective inhibition of receptors involved in pathological angiogenesis with vorolanib not having a physiological impact on TIE 2 function.
  • Announced EYP-2301, razuprotafib (a TIE-2 agonist) in Durasert E as a potential sustained delivery treatment for patients with serious retinal diseases.
  • Presented interim masked safety and baseline patient demographics of the DAVIO 2 clinical trial in wet AMD at the OIS Retina Innovation Summit in July. In addition to positive safety data, 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.
  • Plans to initiate VERONA, a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating EYP-1901 in diabetic macular edema (DME) in the first quarter of 2024 remain on track.

Recent Corporate Highlights

  • Announced the promotion of George Elston to Executive Vice President and the appointment of Stuart M. Duty to the Company’s Board of Directors in October 2023.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Review of Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2023

For the third quarter ended September 30, 2023, total net revenue was $15.2 million compared to $10.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022. Net product revenue for the third quarter was $0.8 million, compared to net product revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 of $9.7 million. The decrease in net product revenue resulted from sale of the YUTIQ franchise in May 2023 and the discontinuation of DEXYCU commercialization activities in 2023.

Net revenue from royalties and collaborations for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023 totaled $14.4 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2023 totaled $29.6 million versus $28.4 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 $1.8 million and net loss was $12.6 million, or ($0.33) per share, compared to a net loss of $18.4 million, or ($.49) per share, for the prior year period.

Cash and investments at September 30, 2023 totaled $136.0 million compared to $144.6 million at December 31, 2022.

Financial Outlook

We expect the cash, cash equivalents and investments on September 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 third quarter ended September 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 retinal diseases. The Company's pipeline leverages its proprietary erodible 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 over 80,000 patient 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)
    September 30,   December 31,
      2023       2022  
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 133,035     $ 95,633  
Marketable securities     2,977       48,928  
Accounts and other receivables, net     483       15,503  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     9,091       9,858  
Inventory     4,577       2,886  
Total current assets     150,163       172,808  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     5,250       6,038  
Other assets     4,630       1,510  
Total assets   $ 160,043     $ 180,356  
Liabilities and stockholders' equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 22,997     $ 22,278  
Deferred revenue     39,841       1,205  
Short-term borrowings     -       10,475  
Other current liabilities     1,058       579  
Total current liabilities     63,896       34,537  
Long-term debt     -       29,310  
Deferred revenue - noncurrent     32,341       13,557  
Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent     5,185       5,984  
Other long-term liabilities     -       600  
Total liabilities     101,422       83,988  
Stockholders' equity:        
Capital     785,827       766,933  
Accumulated deficit     (728,047 )     (671,351 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     841       786  
Total stockholders' equity     58,621       96,368  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 160,043     $ 180,356  

(In thousands, except per share data)
      Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
        2023       2022       2023       2022  
  Product sales, net   $ 816     $ 9,720     $ 13,483     $ 30,048  
  License and collaboration agreements     14,137       52       17,768       160  
  Royalty income     249       240       739       663  
  Total revenues     15,202       10,012       31,990       30,871  
Operating expenses:                
  Cost of sales, excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets     1,202       1,405       3,634       4,916  
  Research and development     17,363       11,162       46,711       34,099  
  Sales and marketing     479       6,016       11,504       19,592  
  General and administrative     10,556       9,212       28,854       26,321  
  Amortization of acquired intangible assets     -       615       -       1,845  
  Total operating expenses     29,600       28,410       90,703       86,773  
Loss from operations     (14,398 )     (18,398 )     (58,713 )     (55,902 )
Other income (expense):                
  Interest and other income, net     1,786       640       4,611       1,067  
  Interest expense     -       (662 )     (1,247 )     (2,408 )
  Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       -       (1,347 )     (1,559 )
  Total other expense, net     1,786       (22 )     2,017       (2,900 )
Net loss   $ (12,612 )   $ (18,420 )   $ (56,696 )   $ (58,802 )
  Net loss per common share - basic and diluted   $ (0.33 )   $ (0.49 )   $ (1.50 )   $ (1.58 )
  Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted     38,341       37,338       37,804       37,305  

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