Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

Further details to be discussed on this afternoon’s conference call

ENGLEWOOD, CO, November 10, 2021 Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: AMPE), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the advancement of immunomodulatory therapies for common inflammatory conditions, today reported results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021 and provided a corporate overview and business update.

Ms. Holli Cherevka, President and Chief Operating Officer, commented, “This quarter marked an exciting period of growth for drug development in the Ampion platform therapy, both in clinical and preclinical development.

We have locked the osteoarthritis Phase 3 pivotal trial database, and are currently analyzing the data, which may provide a significant treatment option for an unmet medical need in severely disabled patients.

We have commenced the enrollment and treatment of COVID-19 patients in India for the Phase 2 AP-019 study utilizing inhaled Ampion therapy compared to control.

Furthermore, we continue to investigate Ampion’s potential in new indications within the preclinical space, most recently publishing data supportive of application in acute kidney injury, and in the autoimmune space relating to lupus nephritis. This early data suggests we may still be just scratching the surface of Ampion’s potential.”

Ms. Holli Cherevka, President and Chief Operating Officer, Howard Levy, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D., M.M.M., Chief Medical Officer, David Bar-Or, MD, Director and Founder, and Mr. Daniel Stokely, Chief Financial Officer will be hosting a Conference Call for the Investment Community this afternoon beginning at 4:30 PM ET (see details below). 

The key areas of focus during the call will be clinical and preclinical updates, as well as the financial results for the three and nine-month period ended September 30, 2021.


Cash and cash equivalents totaled $17.1 million as of September 30, 2021, compared to $17.3 million on December 31, 2020. The decrease of $0.2 million, or 1%, is primarily attributable to cash required to fund the operating activities of $10.4 million; partially offset by net proceeds received from the utilization of the at-the-market equity offering program and stock option / warrant exercises of $10.0 million and $0.2 million, respectively.

Description20212020% Change20212020% Change
Operating Expenses$   3,851,000$   3,302,00017%$   11,343,000$   11,923,000-5%
Net Loss$   3,628,000$   3,368,0008%$   10,851,000$   11,277,000-4%
Net Loss per share (diluted)$             0.02$             0.020%$             0.06$             0.07-0.14%

Operating Expenses: Operating expenses consist of research and development (“R&D”) expenses and general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses, both of which are further explained below.

Description20212020% Change20212020% Change
R&D$   2,594,000$   1,655,00057%$   7,163,000$   7,027,0002%
G&A$   1,257,000$   1,647,000-24%$   4,180,000$   4,896,000-15%
Total Operating Expenses$   3,851,000$   3,302,00017%$    11,343,000       $    11,923,000       -5%

Research and Development Expenses: R&D expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2021 increased by $0.9 million, or 57%, from R&D expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The increase was primarily attributable to costs associated with the continuation of the Phase I / II COVID studies and outsourced CRO efforts focused on finalizing the validation and quality review of the AP-013 study database.

R&D expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 increased by $0.1 million, or 2%, from R&D expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The net increase was primarily attributable to an overall increase in pre-clinical research and production of clinical trial product totaling $ 0.8 million. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in clinical trial and sponsored research expenses during the current period of $0.5 million, attributable to the pause of the AP-013 study in April 2020, which was partially offset by the incremental costs associated with the validation and quality review of AP-013 database and incremental costs associated with the Phase I / II COVID-19 studies conducted during the current period.

General and Administrative Expenses: G&A expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2021, decreased by approximately $0.4 million, or 24%, from G&A expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020. G&A expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, decreased by approximately $0.7 million, or 15%, from G&A expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The decrease for both periods was primarily attributable to a decrease in litigation-related legal costs and commercial insurance costs.

The total shares of common stock outstanding were 200,458,263 on September 30, 2021, compared to 193,378,996 on December 31, 2020.

Financial Guidance

Based on its current projection and expected access to equity financing, Ampio expects to have cash and cash equivalents along with access to external sources of liquidity sufficient to fund its business operations through the first quarter of 2023.

Conference Call & Webcast:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 4:30 pm EDT / 2:30 pm MT

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The conference call and webcast can also be accessed from the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at and will be archived there shortly after the live event.

About Ampio Pharmaceuticals

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the advancement of immunology-based therapies to treat common inflammatory conditions for which there are limited treatment options. Ampio’s lead drug, Ampion™, is backed by an extensive patent portfolio with intellectual property protection extending through 2037 and will be eligible for 12-year FDA market exclusivity upon approval as a novel biologic under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).

Forward Looking Statements

Ampio’s statements in this press release that are not historical fact, and that relate to future plans or events, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “could,” “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ampio’s ability to access equity financing and fund research and development programs and operations through the fourth quarter of 2022, expectations with respect to Ampion, including its ability to treat common inflammatory conditions for which there are limited treatment options (including COVID-19) and its ability to offer the benefits of steroids without the side effects, the significance of reported results from early clinical trials, the timing of patient enrollment for the Phase I Long-COVID trial and the Phase II COVID-19 trials, the timing and outcome of the Company’s application for Emergency Use Authorization of Ampion in COVID-19 patients with inhalation and intravenous routes of drug delivery, the term of Ampion’s patent protection and the timing and likelihood of Ampion’s approval as a novel biologic under the BPCIA, including the availability of 12-year FDA market exclusivity in connection with such approval. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations, and assumptions of the management of Ampio and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from what may be expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties involved include those detailed from time to time in Ampio’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, in Ampio’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ampio undertakes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Condensed Balance Sheets


  September 30,  December 31, 
     2021    2020
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,118,000 $ 17,346,000
Prepaid expenses and other   1,850,000   1,147,000
Total current assets   18,968,000   18,493,000
Fixed assets, net   2,827,000   3,561,000
Right-of-use asset   679,000   824,000
Total assets $ 22,474,000 $ 22,878,000
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 2,083,000 $ 1,550,000
Lease liability-current portion   304,000   284,000
Total current liabilities   2,387,000   1,834,000
Lease liability-long-term   694,000   925,000
Warrant derivative liability   2,118,000   2,607,000
Total liabilities   5,199,000   5,366,000
Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)        
Stockholders’ equity        
Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued   —   —
Common Stock, par value $0.0001; 300,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding – 200,458,263 as of September 30, 2021 and 193,378,996 as of December 31, 2020   20,000   19,000
Additional paid-in capital   228,633,000   218,020,000
Accumulated deficit   (211,378,000)   (200,527,000)
Total stockholders’ equity   17,275,000   17,512,000
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 22,474,000 $ 22,878,000


Condensed Statements of Operations


  Three Months Ended September 30,  Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2021    2020    2021    2020    
Operating expenses                 
Research and development $ 2,594,000 $ 1,655,000 $ 7,163,000 $ 7,027,000 
General and administrative   1,257,000   1,647,000   4,180,000   4,896,000 
Total operating expenses   3,851,000   3,302,000   11,343,000   11,923,000 
Other income (expense)                 
Interest income   1,000   —   3,000   12,000 
Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness   —   —   —   544,000 
Derivative gain   222,000   7,000   489,000   163,000 
Loss on disposal of fixed asset   —   (73,000)   —   (73,000) 
Total other income (expense)   223,000   (66,000)   492,000   646,000 
Net loss $ (3,628,000) $ (3,368,000) $ (10,851,000) $ (11,277,000) 
Net loss per common share:                 
Basic $ (0.02) $ (0.02) $ (0.05) $ (0.07) 
Diluted $ (0.02) $ (0.02) $ (0.06) $ (0.07) 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:             
Basic   200,419,371   178,622,349   197,347,030   168,061,672 
Diluted   201,563,122   178,622,349   198,576,052   168,551,972 

Company Contacts

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