Foamix Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

February 28, 2019 at 4:01 PM EST
Conference Call Scheduled for Friday, March 1 at 8:30am Eastern Time

REHOVOT, Israel and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: FOMX) (“Foamix Pharmaceuticals” or the “Company”), a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary topical therapies to address unmet needs in dermatology, today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018 and provided key corporate updates.

“Late last year, we reached a major milestone with the filing of our first NDA for our most advanced candidate, FMX101, for acne,” said David Domzalski, CEO of Foamix. “This puts us in sight of our first potential commercial approval in the fourth quarter this year.  We plan to file a second NDA, for FMX103 for rosacea, in mid-year. Both of these candidates address dermatological indications with large patient populations in need of differentiated, more effective treatment alternatives.  We have both the resources and management team in place to transition to commercialization, and we see a great opportunity to serve the dermatology community as well as create value for our shareholders.”

Fourth Quarter 2018 and Recent Corporate & Regulatory Update:

  • Submitted a New Drug Application (NDA), via a 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for FMX101 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acne.
  • Announced topline results from its Phase 3 program evaluating FMX103 1.5% minocycline foam, in the treatment of moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea.
    • Studies FX2016-11 and FX2016-12 met both co-primary endpoints of (1) absolute change from baseline in inflammatory lesion count at Week 12, and (2) Investigator Global Assessment (“IGA”) treatment success at Week 12, defined as an IGA score of 0 or 1, and at least a 2-grade improvement (decrease) from baseline.
  • Reported data from study FX2016-13 evaluating the long-term safety of FMX103 in moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea demonstrating positive safety data for its Phase 3 open-label safety with continuing development of efficacy beyond the initial 12 weeks of therapy.
  • Announced, during an R&D Day in New York on January 24th 2019, the company plans to initiate a Phase 2 study during Q2, 2019, for FCD105, a minocycline plus adapalene combination foam product for acne.  
  • Strengthened Board of Directors and Management Team
    • Matt Wiley appointed as Chief Commercial Officer. In this newly created position, Mr. Wiley is responsible for the development and execution of commercial strategies of the Company’s product portfolio, including the planned launches of FMX101 for acne and FMX103 for rosacea.
    • Sharon Barbari and Anthony Bruno appointed to Board of Directors.

Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2018
Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $3.6 million, compared to $3.7 million in the year ended December 31, 2017.  The revenues for the year ended December 31, 2018 consisted of royalty payments in the amount of $3.5 million and $62 thousand from contingent payments.

Research and Development Expenses
Research and development expenses for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $64.5 million, an increase of $6.7 million, or 11.6%, compared to $57.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. The increase in research and development expenses resulted primarily from an increase of $5 million in costs relating predominantly to FMX101 and FMX103 clinical trials; an increase of $0.6 million in consultant expenses and an increase of $0.4 million in payroll and payroll related expenses mostly due to increase in headcount, bonuses and share based compensation expenses.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $14.0 million, an increase of $2.5 million, or 21.7%, compared to $11.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses resulted primarily from an increase of $1.1 million in consultant expenses mostly relating to pre-commercialization activities and an increase of $0.7 million in payroll and other payroll-related expenses mostly due to increase in headcount, bonuses and share based compensation expenses.

Net Loss
Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $74.2 million, or ($1.70) per diluted share, compared to $65.7 million, or ($1.76) per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2017.

Cash & Cash Equivalents
At December 31, 2018, the Company had $99.4 million in cash and investments compared to $76.4 million at the end of December 2017. The Company currently anticipates that its existing cash and investments we will be able to fund planned operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements through mid-2020.  These planned expenses include: (a) any pre-commercialization and launch preparations for FMX101, assuming the Company receives regulatory approval, (b) full development and filing of an NDA for FMX103, which the Company expects to submit in mid-2019 and (c) certain pipeline development activities.

Conference Call & Webcast
Friday, March 1st @ 8:30am Eastern Time

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A replay will also be archived on the Company’s website at promptly after the conference call.

A copy of the Company’s 2019 Annual Report will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and posted on the Company’s website at You may request a copy of our Form 10-K, at no cost to you, by writing to the Corporate Secretary of the Company at 2 Holzman Street, Weizmann Science Park Rehovot 7670402, Israel or by calling the Company at +972-8-9316233.

About Foamix
Foamix is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary, innovative and differentiated topical drugs for dermatological therapy. Our leading clinical stage product candidates are FMX101, our novel minocycline foam for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acne and FMX103, our novel minocycline foam for the treatment of rosacea. We continue to pursue research & development of our proprietary, innovative foam technologies for the treatment of various skin conditions. We currently have development and license agreements relating to our technology with various pharmaceutical companies including LEO Pharma A/S and others.

Foamix uses its website ( as a channel to distribute information about Foamix and its product candidates from time to time. Foamix may use its website to comply with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Therefore, investors should monitor Foamix’s website in addition to following its press releases, filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission, public conference calls, and webcasts.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the future development plans of FMX101 and FMX103 and the Company’s commercial activities. All statements other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, determination by the FDA that results from clinical trials are not sufficient to support registration or marketing approval of our product candidates; the risk that our product candidates will not be successfully developed, approved or commercialized; unexpected delays in clinical trials or announcement of results; our ability to effectively and timely conduct clinical trials in light of excess costs or unfavorable results of clinical trials; delays or denial in the U.S. regulatory approval process and the risks that the current or planned clinical trials will be insufficient to support future regulatory submissions or to support marketing approval in the United States of our product candidates; additional competition in the acne and dermatology markets; risks associated with denial of reimbursement by third party payors; our ability to raise additional capital; and our ability to recruit and retain key employees. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause our actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they speak only as of the date of this release and we undertake no obligation to update this information to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as otherwise required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.

Contact:    U.S. Investor Relations
Ilan Hadar, CFO    Michael Rice
Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.      LifeSci Advisors, LLC
+972-8-9316233    646-597-6979 

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)
  Year ended December 31
  2018   2017     2016  
REVENUES   3,595     3,669   $  5,527   
COST OF REVENUES  -     13      59   
GROSS PROFIT   3,595     3,656      5,468   
Research and development   64,474     57,779      25,897   
Selling, general and administrative   14,013     11,491      9,221   
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   78,487     69,270      35,118   
OPERATING LOSS   74,892     65,614      29,650   
FINANCE INCOME, net   (941 )   (1,063 )     (701 )
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX   73,951     64,551       28,949  
INCOME TAX   212     1,164      387   
NET LOSS FOR THE YEAR   74,163     65,715   $  29,336   
LOSS PER SHARE BASIC AND DILUTED   1.70     1.76   $  0.91   
  43,660     37,376      32,263   

(U.S. dollars in thousands)  
  2018     2017  
A s s e t s    
Cash and cash equivalents 27,868     15,956  
Restricted cash 250     250  
Short term bank deposits 24,047     19,443  
Investment in marketable securities 46,669     31,797  
Restricted investment in marketable securities 268     290  
Accounts receivable:      
Trade 1,066     996  
Other 999     772  
TOTAL  CURRENT ASSETS 101,167     69,504  
Investment in marketable securities 150     8,533  
Restricted investment in marketable securities 133     143  
Property and equipment, net 2,235     2,042  
Other 46     32  
TOTAL  NON-CURRENT ASSETS 2,564     10,750  
TOTAL  ASSETS 103,731     80,254  
  2018     2017  
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity    
Accounts payable and accruals:    
Trade 6,327   6,436  
Deferred revenues -   62  
Other 4,141   3,730  
Liability for employee severance benefits 367   437  
  Other liabilities 714   988  
TOTAL LIABILITIES 11,549   11,653  
Ordinary shares, NIS 0.16 par value - authorized: 90,000,000 ordinary shares as of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017; issued
and outstanding: 54,351,140 and 37,498,128 ordinary shares as of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively
2,331   1,576  
Additional paid-in capital 305,303   208,364  
Accumulated deficit (215,409 ) (141,281 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (43 ) (58 )


Source: Foamix, Ltd.