Journey Medical Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Highlights

Revenue for the first nine months of 2022 increased 26% to $57.7 million versus the same period in 2021 of $45.6 million

DFD-29 Phase 3 studies are 75% enrolled to date

Top-line data from the Phase 3 clinical program evaluating DFD-29 for the treatment of papulopustular rosacea anticipated in the first half of 2023

Company to hold conference call on November 10, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. ET

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Journey Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: DERM) (“Journey Medical” or the “Company”), a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company that focuses on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of dermatological conditions, today announced financial results and recent corporate highlights for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2022.

Claude Maraoui, Journey Medical’s Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “While our sales revenue for the third quarter of 2022 of $16.1 continues to be negatively impacted primarily by the effect of Targadox generic competition versus the third quarter of 2021, we still expect to report record revenue for the full year 2022. Also, we are pleased to have enrolled 75% of patients throughout the U.S. and Europe in our two DFD-29 Phase 3 studies for the treatment of papulopustular rosacea. We anticipate announcing top-line data from the trials in the first half of 2023 and expect to file a New Drug Application (“NDA”) shortly thereafter in the second half of 2023. After approval, we anticipate that DFD-29 will achieve peak annual net sales exceeding $100 million. We believe that this program, together with our eight branded and three authorized generic products that help treat common skin conditions, position Journey Medical for sales growth in the coming years. Journey Medical also expects to launch another product in the upcoming months.”

Financial Results:

  • Revenues were $16.1 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to revenues of $19.6 million for the third quarter of 2021, representing a decline of $3.5 million. The decline in revenue was primarily attributed to a combination of, the continued generic competition of Targadox, that represented a $4.0 million reduction versus the prior year, and a $0.6 million increase in the net revenue of Accutane, which was 17% favorable versus the third quarter of 2021.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses were $15.6 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to $10.8 million for the third quarter of 2021, with the increase primarily resulting from the expansion of the sales force, marketing expenses related to the expanded product portfolio of four products (Accutane, Qbrexza, Amzeeq and Zilxi), and professional fees associated with being a public company.
  • Research and development expenses were $2.8 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared to $0.7 million in the third quarter of 2021, reflecting ongoing clinical trial expenses to develop DFD-29. These expenses have increased and are a result of the enrollment of additional patients in the two Phase 3 trials.
  • Net loss was ($10.1) million, or ($0.57) per share basic and diluted, for the third quarter of 2022, compared to a net loss of ($10.6) million, or ($1.16) basic and diluted per share, for the third quarter of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss)) was ($4.0) million, or ($0.23) per share basic and diluted, for the third quarter of 2022, compared to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income of $1.3 million, or $0.14 per share basic and $0.12 per share diluted, for the third quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss)) and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss)) per share basic and diluted are non-GAAP financial measures, each of which are reconciled to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP below, under the heading “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss)).”
  • At September 30, 2022, cash and cash equivalents totaled $34.9 million, compared to $49.1 million on December 31, 2021.

Recent Corporate Highlights:

  • To date, Journey Medical has achieved 75% enrollment in its DFD-29 Phase 3 clinical program for the treatment of papulopustular rosacea. The two DFD-29 Phase 3 clinical studies are still on target to complete enrollment in 2022, with top-line data readout expected in the first half of 2023. Journey Medical plans to submit the NDA for DFD-29 in the second half of 2023 and FDA approval is anticipated in the second half of 2024. In the Phase 2 clinical trials, DFD-29 (40mg) demonstrated nearly double the efficacy when compared against Oraycea® (European equivalent of Oracea®) on both co-primary endpoints. For the first co-primary endpoint, Investigator’s Global Assessment (“IGA”) treatment success, Oraycea only had a 33.33% IGA treatment success rate, while DFD-29 achieved a 66.04% IGA treatment success rate. For the second co-primary endpoint, the change in total inflammatory lesion count, Oraycea only had a 10.5 reduction in inflammatory lesions, while DFD-29 achieved a 19.2 reduction in inflammatory lesions.
  • In August 2022, $5.0 million was drawn from the Company’s term loan facility with East West Bank. The additional $5.0 million is part of the Company’s operating plan and additional working capital.
  • Wire Security Fraud update – Regarding the cybersecurity breach that resulted in losses of $9.5 million in September of 2021, the federal government has been able to seize a significant amount of cryptocurrency assets associated with the breach. Once the cryptocurrency has been converted back into U.S. dollars, Journey Medical will receive a notification letter to initiate the return of the cash to the Company. This process could take as long as 6 months or more to complete.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
Journey Medical management will conduct a conference call and audio webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET on November 10, 2022.

To listen to the conference call, interested parties within the U.S. should dial 1-866-777-2509 (domestic) or 1-412-317-5413 (international). All callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask to be joined into the Journey Medical conference call. Participants can register for the conference here: https://dpregister.com/sreg/10172735/f4f2b41486. Please note that registered participants will receive their dial-in number upon registration.

A live audio webcast can be accessed on the News and Events page of the Investors section of Journey Medical’s website, www.journeymedicalcorp.com, and will remain available for replay for approximately 30 days after the meeting.

About Journey Medical Corporation
Journey Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: DERM) (“Journey Medical”) is focused on identifying, acquiring, developing and strategically commercializing innovative, differentiated dermatology products through its efficient sales and marketing model. The company currently markets eight products that help treat and heal common skin conditions. The Journey Medical team is comprised of industry experts with extensive experience commercializing some of the most successful prescription dermatology brands. Journey Medical is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and was founded by Fortress Biotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIO). Journey Medical’s common stock is registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and it files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). For additional information about Journey Medical, visit www.journeymedicalcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain “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, as amended. As used below and throughout this press release, the words “we”, “us” and “our” may refer to Journey Medical. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our growth strategy and product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “may,” “expect,” “will,” “could,” “project,” “intend” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated include: risks relating to our growth strategy; our ability to obtain, perform under and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; risks relating to the results of research and development activities; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing; risks relating to the timing of starting and completing clinical trials, including disruptions that may result from hostilities in Europe; our dependence on third-party suppliers; risks relating to the COVID-19 outbreak and its potential impact on our employees’ and consultants’ ability to complete work in a timely manner and on our ability to obtain additional financing on favorable terms or at all; our ability to attract, integrate and retain key personnel; the early stage of products under development; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; patent and intellectual property matters; competition; potential recovery of funds lost from previously disclosed cyber security breaches; as well as other risks described in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 28, 2022, subsequent Reports on Form 10-Q, and our other filings we make with the SEC. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as may be required by law, and we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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JOURNEY MEDICAL CORPORATION
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands except for share and per share amounts)

  September 30,   December 31,
    2022       2021  
ASSETS      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 34,891     $ 49,081  
Accounts receivable, net of reserves   28,533       23,112  
Inventory   15,230       9,862  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   942       2,438  
Total current assets   79,596   #   84,493  
       
Intangible assets, net   28,424       12,552  
Operating lease right-of-use asset, net   22       89  
Other assets   103       150  
Total assets $ 108,145     $ 97,284  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 33,626     $ 22,812  
Due to related party   74       641  
Accrued expenses   17,783       22,733  
Accrued interest   125        
Income taxes payable   22       8  
Line of credit         812  
Deferred cash payment (net of discount of $76)   4,924        
Installment payments – licenses, short-term   4,198       4,510  
Operating lease liability   25       98  
Total current liabilities   60,777       51,614  
       
Term loan (net of debt discount of $190)   19,810        
Installment payments – licenses, long-term   1,374       3,627  
Total liabilities   81,961       55,241  
       
Stockholders’ equity      
Common stock, $.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 11,642,659 and 11,316,344 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively   1       1  
Common stock – Class A, $.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 6,000,000 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021   1       1  
Additional paid-in capital   84,042       80,915  
Accumulated deficit   (57,860 )     (38,874 )
Total stockholders’ equity   26,184       42,043  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 108,145     $ 97,284  



JOURNEY MEDICAL CORPORATION
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Dollars in thousands except for share and per share amounts)

    Three-Month Periods Ended     Nine-Month Periods Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,  
    2022       2021       2022       2021    
Revenue:    
Product revenue, net $ 16,043   $ 19,610     $ 55,074   $ 45,617    
Other revenue   73             2,629          
Total Revenue   16,116       19,610       57,703       45,617    
                         
Operating expenses    
Cost of goods sold – product revenue 7,221   11,167     23,057   22,559    
Research and development 2,812   718     6,687   747    
Research and development – licenses acquired         76             13,819    
Selling, general and administrative 15,575   10,755     45,481   24,776    
Wire transfer fraud loss         9,540             9,540    
Total operating expenses 25,608   32,256     75,225   71,441    
Loss from operations (9,492 ) (12,646 )   (17,522 ) (25,824 )  
                         
Other expense                        
Interest income   (3 )       (10 )    
Interest expense 559   1,373     1,402   2,936    
Foreign exchange transaction losses   22             22          
Change in fair value of derivative liability   2       184    
Total other expense 578   1,375     1,414   3,120    
Loss before income taxes (10,070 ) (14,021 )   (18,936 ) (28,944 )  
                         
Income tax expense (benefit)   10       (3,375 )     50       (6,701 )  
Net Loss $ (10,080 ) $ (10,646 )   $ (18,986 ) $ (22,243 )  
                         
Net loss per common share:                        
Basic and diluted $ (0.57 ) $ (1.16 )   $ (1.09 ) $ (2.43 )  
Weighted average number of common shares:                        
Basic and diluted   17,618,064       9,161,333       17,464,561       9,160,344    
                                 

Use of Non-GAAP Measures:

In addition to the GAAP financial measures as presented in our Form 10-Q that will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Company has, in this press release, included certain non-GAAP measurements, including Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss)), Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss) per share basic and Adjusted Net Income (loss) per share diluted. We define Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss)) as net income (loss) excluding interest, taxes and depreciation, less certain other non-cash items, namely, share-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, inventory step-ups from the purchases of intangibles assets and products, as more fully described as follows:

  • Share-Based Compensation Expense: We exclude share-based compensation from our adjusted financial results because share-based compensation expense, which is non-cash, fluctuates from period to period based on factors that are not within our control, such as our stock price on the dates share-based grants are issued.
  • Non-core and Short-term Research and Development Expense: We exclude costs associated with non-core and short-term related research and development because we do not consider such costs to be normal, recurring operating expenses that are core to our long-term strategy.
  • Amortization of Acquired Intangible assets: We exclude the impact of certain amounts recorded in connection with the acquisitions of intangible assets that are either non-cash or not normal, recurring operating expenses due to their nature, variability of amounts, and lack of predictability as to occurrence and/or timing. These amounts may include non-cash items such as the amortization of acquired intangible assets and amortization of step-ups of acquisition accounting adjustments to inventories.

Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss) per share basic and Adjusted Net Income (loss) per share diluted are determined by dividing the resulting Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss)) by the number of shares outstanding on an actual and fully diluted basis.

Management believes use of these non-GAAP measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s performance because (i) it allows for greater transparency with respect to key measures used by management in its financial and operational decision-making, (ii) it excludes the impact of non-cash or, when specified, non-recurring items that are not directly attributable to the Company’s core operating performance and that may obscure trends in the Company’s core operating performance and (iii) it is used by institutional investors and the analyst community to help analyze the Company’s results. However, Adjusted EBTIDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss)), Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss) per share basic, Adjusted Net Income (loss) per share diluted and any other non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Further, non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company and the manner in which they are calculated may differ from the non-GAAP financial measures or the calculations of the same non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, including the Company’s competitors.

The table below provides a reconciliation from GAAP to non-GAAP measures:

JOURNEY MEDICAL CORPORATION
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net Income (loss))
(Dollars in thousands except for share and per share amounts)

     Three-month periods ended    Nine-month periods ended
    September 30,   September 30,
      2022       2021       2022       2021  
GAAP Net Loss   $ (10,080 )   $ (10,646 )   $ (18,986 )   $ (22,243 )
                 
EBITDA:                
Interest     556       1,373       1,392       2,936  
Taxes     10       (3,375 )     50       (6,701 )
Depreciation                        
Amortization of acquired intangible assets     1,016       658       3,050       1,983  
EBITDA     (8,498 )     (11,990 )     (14,494 )     (24,025 )
                 
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net (loss) gain ):              
Share-based compensation     1,438       8       2,985       41  
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities           2             184  
Inventory step-up expense     214       3,001       525       4,239  
Wire transfer fraud loss           9,540             9,540  
R&D     2,778       718       6,653       747  
Foreign exchange transaction losses     22             22        
Severance     27             27       260  
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA (Adjusted Operating Net (loss) gain )   $ (4,019 )   $ 1,279     $ (4,282 )   $ (9,014 )
                 
Net loss per common share Basic:                
GAAP Net loss   $ (0.57 )   $ (1.16 )   $ (1.09 )   $ (2.43 )
Non-GAAP Net (loss) gain   $ (0.23 )   $ 0.14     $ (0.25 )   $ (0.98 )
                 
Net loss per common share Diluted:                
GAAP Net loss   $ (0.57 )   $ (0.98 )   $ (1.09 )   $ (2.43 )
Non-GAAP Net (loss) gain   $ (0.23 )   $ 0.12     $ (0.25 )   $ (0.98 )
                 
Weighted average number of common shares Basic:     17,618,064       9,161,333       17,464,561       9,160,344  
Weighted average number of common shares Diluted:     17,618,064       10,892,050       17,464,561       9,160,344  

The weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding used to calculate both basic and diluted income loss per share is the same for the three-month period ended September 30, 2022 and the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 since the Company reported a net loss for these periods.

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