Organization and Description of Business Operations
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]
|Organization, Consolidation, Basis of Presentation, Business Description and Accounting Policies [Text Block]
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, immuno-oncology biopharmaceutical 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 and Capital Resources
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 December 31, 2018, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $95.4 million.
In March 2018, the Company completed an underwritten public offering, whereby it sold 5,290,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $4.35 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $23.0 million. Total net proceeds from the offering were approximately $20.8 million, net of underwriting discounts and offering expenses of approximately $2.2 million, including approximately $1.8 million to National Securities Corporation, a related party at the time of the offering (see Note 4 and Note 6). The shares were sold under a Registration Statement (No. 333-221493) on Form S-3, filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).
During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company sold a total of 1,841,774 shares of common stock under an At-the-Market Issuance Sales Agreement for aggregate total gross proceeds of approximately $8.0 million at an average selling price of $4.33 per share, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $7.7 million after deducting commissions and other transactions 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. The Company currently anticipates that its cash and cash equivalents balances at December 31, 2018 are sufficient to fund its anticipated operating cash requirements for at least one year from the date of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
The Company will be required to expend significant funds in order to advance the development of 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. Accordingly, the Company will be required to obtain further funding through equity offerings, debt financings, collaborations and licensing arrangements or other sources. Further financing may not be available to it on acceptable terms, or at all. The Company’s failure to raise capital as and when needed would have a negative impact on its financial condition and its ability to pursue its business strategy and may be forced to curtail or cease operations.