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Organization and Description of Business Operations

Organization and Description of Business Operations
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Organization and Description of Business Operations  
Organization and Description of Business Operations

Note 1 - Organization and Description of Business Operations

Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Checkpoint”) was incorporated in Delaware on November 10, 2014. Checkpoint is a clinical-stage immunotherapy and targeted oncology company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel treatments for patients with solid tumor cancers. The Company may acquire rights to these technologies by licensing the rights or otherwise acquiring an ownership interest in the technologies, funding their research and development and eventually either out-licensing or bringing the technologies to market. The Company may also enter into collaboration agreements with third and related parties including sponsored research agreements to develop these technologies for liquid tumors while retaining the rights in solid tumors.

The Company is a majority-controlled subsidiary of Fortress Biotech, Inc. (“Fortress”).

The Company’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market and trades under the symbol “CKPT.”

Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern

The Company has incurred substantial operating losses since its inception and expects to continue to incur significant operating losses for the foreseeable future and may never become profitable. As of June 30, 2022, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $230.9 million.

During the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company sold a total of 4,305,644 shares of common stock under an At-the-Market Issuance Sales Agreement (“ATM”), at an average selling price of $2.07 per share, resulting in aggregate total gross proceeds of approximately $8.9 million and net proceeds of approximately $8.7 million after deducting approximately $0.2 million in commissions and other transaction costs.

The Company expects to continue to use the proceeds from previous financing transactions primarily for general corporate purposes, which may include financing the Company's growth, developing new or existing product candidates, and funding capital expenditures, acquisitions, and investments.

As of June 30, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $30.9 million. The Company believes that its cash and cash equivalents are only sufficient to fund its operating expenses into the second quarter of 2023. The Company will need to secure additional funds through equity or debt offerings, or other potential sources such as partnerships to fully develop and commercialize its product candidates. The Company’s estimate as to how long it expects its existing cash to be able to continue to fund its operations is based on assumptions that may prove to be wrong, and it could use its available capital resources sooner than it currently expects. Further, changing circumstances, some of which may be beyond its control, could cause the Company to consume capital faster than it currently anticipates, and it may need to seek additional funds sooner than planned. The Company cannot be certain that additional funding will be available to it on acceptable terms, or at all. These factors individually and collectively raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the date of this report. The Company’s unaudited condensed financial statements do not contain any adjustments that might result from the outcome of any of the above uncertainty.

The Company does not expect any material impact on its long-term development timeline and its liquidity due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”).