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 UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K
 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 7, 2020
 

CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

Delaware
 
000-28386
 
91-1533912
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
3101 Western Avenue, Suite 800
Seattle, Washington 98121
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (206) 282-7100
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001
CTIC
Nasdaq Capital Market



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.




Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 7, 2020, CTI BioPharma Corp. issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and certain other information. The full text of the press release is set forth in Exhibit 99.1 hereto. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K and the attached exhibit are furnished to, but not filed with, the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits

Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the attached exhibit is deemed to have been furnished to, but not filed with, the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Exhibit
No.
 
Description
 
Location
99.1
 
 
Furnished herewith.






SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
 
CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.

Date: May 7, 2020
 

By:
 

/s/ David H. Kirske
 
 
 
 
David H. Kirske
 
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer




Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1
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CTI BioPharma Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results


SEATTLE, May 7, 2020 - CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC) today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

“With a sufficient cash runway into Q4 2021, we have the resources to continue to advance pacritinib as quickly as possible as a potential treatment for severely thrombocytopenic myelofibrosis patients through the execution of the ongoing Phase 3 PACIFICA trial,” said Adam R. Craig, M.D., Ph.D. “Additionally, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, as pacritinib has the potential to reduce the inflammatory response to the infection, which can lead to acute respiratory distress and mechanical ventilation, we recently announced the initiation of PRE-VENT, a Phase 3 double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study of pacritinib for the treatment of hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19, including patients with and without cancer. We look forward to providing updates on the PRE-VENT trial in the coming months. With regards to the PACIFICA Phase 3 trial timeline, we anticipate at least a three-month delay to enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

First Quarter Financial Results
Operating loss was $11.9 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to operating loss of $10.5 million for the same period in 2019. The increase in operating loss in the first quarter of 2020 as compared to operating loss in the same period in 2019 resulted primarily from expenses related to provisions for our Italian Value Added Tax receivables due to uncertainty regarding the collectability of such receivables as a result of the recent COVID-19 global pandemic, partially offset by decreases in research and development expenses and restructuring expenses.

License and contract revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2019 were $0.6 million while no revenues were recognized for the same period in 2020. The decrease is primarily due to royalty and other revenues recognized in 2019 from Les Laboratoires Servier and Institut de Recherches Internationales Servier (“Servier”) related to transition period activities pursuant to the terms of the Termination and Transfer Agreement with Servier.
Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the first quarter of 2020 was $12.2 million, or $(0.20) for basic and diluted loss per share, compared to net loss attributable to common stockholders of $10.8 million, or $(0.19) for basic and diluted loss per share, for the same period in 2019.





As of March 31, 2020, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $81.1 million, compared to $33.7 million as of December 31, 2019. We expect current cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments will enable us to fund our operations into the fourth quarter of 2021.

About CTI BioPharma Corp.
We are a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel targeted therapies for blood-related cancers that offer a unique benefit to patients and their healthcare providers. We concentrate our efforts on treatments that target blood-related cancers where there is an unmet medical need. In particular, we are focused on evaluating pacritinib, our sole product candidate currently in active development, for the treatment of adult patients with myelofibrosis. We are headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements included in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current assumptions that involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, events or developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: our ability to conduct and complete clinical trials in our currently anticipated timeframes; our ability to successfully demonstrate the safety and efficacy of pacritinib; our expectations regarding the completion and outcome of the PACIFICA Phase 3 trial and the PRE-VENT Phase 3 trial; the risk that the FDA may determine that the benefit/risk profile of pacritinib at the dose selected for the PACIFICA Phase 3 trial does not support approval; the risk that the FDA may determine that the benefit/risk profile of pacritinib in the PRE-VENT Phase 3 trial does not support approval or requires additional clinical data for approval; the risk that pacritinib may fail in development; our ability to submit an NDA for pacritinib in the timeline currently anticipated; our ability to receive regulatory approval for pacritinib pursuant to the accelerated approval pathway or at all; the risk that pacritinib may be delayed to a point where it is not commercially viable; the accuracy of our assumptions regarding our planned expenditures and sufficiency of our cash to fund operations; risks and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to our operations and ongoing clinical trials;




and those risks more fully discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. “CTI BioPharma” and the CTI BioPharma logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of CTI BioPharma Corp. in various jurisdictions. All other trademarks belong to their respective owner.


CTI BioPharma Investor Contacts:
Maeve Conneighton/Maghan Meyers
+212-600-1902
cti@argotpartners.com

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CTI BioPharma Corp.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 
2020
 
2019
License and contract revenues
$

 
$
640

Operating costs and expenses:
 

 
 
Research and development
3,264

 
5,172

General and administrative
4,467

 
5,206

Restructuring expenses

 
794

Other operating expenses
4,200

 

Total operating costs and expenses
11,931

 
11,172

Loss from operations
(11,931
)
 
(10,532
)
Non-operating income (expense):
 

 
 
Interest income
119

 
380

Interest expense
(167
)
 
(294
)
Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs
(130
)
 
(130
)
Foreign exchange loss
(77
)
 
(238
)
Total non-operating expense, net
(255
)
 
(282
)
Net loss
$
(12,186
)
 
$
(10,814
)
Basic and diluted net loss per common share
$
(0.20
)
 
$
(0.19
)
Shares used in calculation of basic and diluted net loss per common share:
62,461

 
57,973



Balance Sheet Data (unaudited):
 
(amounts in thousands)
 
 
March 31,
 
December 31,
 
 
2020
 
2019
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
81,149

 
$
31,144

Short-term investments
 

 
2,522

Working capital
 
68,234

 
17,092

Total assets
 
87,981

 
46,280

Current portion of long-term debt
 
4,812

 
4,812

Long-term debt, less current portion
 
3,252

 
4,455

Total stockholders' equity
 
22,384

 
17,930