Organization and Description of Business Operations
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|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 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 September 30, 2020, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $133.0 million.
In September 2020, the Company completed an underwritten public offering in which it sold 7,321,429 shares of its common stock at a price of $2.80 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $20.5 million. Total net proceeds from the offering were approximately $18.9 million, net of underwriting discounts and offering expenses of approximately $1.6 million. The shares were sold under a Registration Statement (No. 333-221493) on Form S-3, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company sold a total of 3,614,344 shares of common stock under an At-the-Market Issuance Sales Agreement for aggregate total gross proceeds of approximately $8.7 million at an average selling price of $2.40 per share, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $8.4 million after deducting 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. The Company currently anticipates that its cash and cash equivalents balances at September 30, 2020 will be sufficient to fund its anticipated operating cash requirements for at least one year from the filing date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
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. In addition to the foregoing, based on the Company's current assessment, 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”). However, the Company is continuing to assess the effect on its operations by monitoring the spread of COVID-19, as well as the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's clients, vendors, and business partners, and the actions implemented to combat the virus throughout the world.
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