NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2023
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES||
NOTE 1 – NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (together with the Company’s subsidiaries, “Abeona” or the “Company”), a Delaware corporation, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing cell and gene therapies for life-threatening diseases. The Company’s lead clinical program is EB-101, an autologous, engineered cell therapy currently in development for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (“RDEB”). The Company’s development portfolio also features adeno-associated virus (“AAV”)-based gene therapies designed to treat highly unmet, medically needed ophthalmic diseases using the novel AIM™ capsid platform that the Company has exclusively licensed from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and internal AAV vector research programs.
Basis of Presentation
The Company’s unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, except as otherwise disclosed, necessary for the fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations, and changes in financial position for such periods, have been made. These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statement results are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full fiscal year or any future period. Certain information that is normally required by U.S. GAAP has been condensed or omitted in accordance with rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The December 31, 2022 condensed consolidated balance sheet was derived from the audited statements, but does not include all disclosures required by U.S. GAAP.
Therefore, these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed with the SEC on April 10, 2023.
Reverse Stock Split
As described in Note 1 to the consolidated financials statements included in the Company’s 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, on June 30, 2022, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the “Certificate of Amendment”), to effectuate a reverse stock split of the Company’s outstanding common stock, par value $exchange ratio of 25-to-1 (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The Reverse Stock Split was effective on July 1, 2022. The number of authorized shares of Common Stock immediately after the Reverse Stock Split (“New Common Stock”) remained at shares. All share and per share information has been retroactively adjusted to give effect to the Reverse Stock Split for all periods presented, unless otherwise indicated. per share (“Common Stock”), at an
Uses and Sources of Liquidity
The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis, which assumes the Company will have sufficient cash to pay its operating expenses, as and when they become payable, for a period of at least 12 months from the date the financial report is issued.
As of March 31, 2023, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments of $40.7 million. For the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Company had cash outflows from operations of $11.7 million. The Company has not generated significant revenues and has not achieved profitable operations. There is no assurance that profitable operations will ever be achieved, and, if achieved, could be sustained on a continuing basis. In addition, development activities, clinical and nonclinical testing, and commercialization of the Company’s product candidates will require significant additional financing.
The Company is subject to a number of risks similar to other life science companies, including, but not limited to, risks related to the successful discovery and development of product candidates, obtaining the necessary regulatory approval to market the Company’s product candidates, raising additional capital to continue to fund the Company’s operations, development of competing drugs and therapies and protection of proprietary technology. As a result of these and other risks and the related uncertainties, there can be no assurance of the Company’s future success.
The Company believes that its current cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments are sufficient resources to fund operations through at least the next 12 months from the date of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q. The Company may need to secure additional funding to carry out all of its planned research and development and commercialization activities. If the Company is unable to obtain additional financing or generate license or product revenue, the lack of liquidity and sufficient capital resources could have a material adverse effect on its future prospects.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reported period. Actual results could differ from these estimates and assumptions.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
There have been no new or material changes to the significant accounting policies discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2022 that are of significance, or potential significance, to the Company.
Correction of Error
During the fourth quarter of 2022, the Company identified errors in the accounting for certain common stock warrants that were issued in 2021. The common stock warrants were not indexed to the Company’s own stock and therefore should have been classified as liabilities at their estimated fair value instead of additional paid-in capital. Although the errors were immaterial to prior periods, the 2021 financial statements were restated in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements”, due to the significance of the out-of-period correction to the 2021 period. There was no impact to the Company’s consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss for 2021. The correction of the error resulted in the Company adjusting its quarterly information presented for the three months ended March 31, 2022. There was no error correction related to the fiscal year end December 31, 2022 consolidated financial statements as included in the Company’s 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A.
The following tables present the effects of the correction of the prior period error to the condensed consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss (in thousands, except for per share data):
SCHEDULE OF EFFECTS OF THE RESTATEMENT TO AMOUNTS IN THE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The following tables present the effects of the correction of the prior period error to the condensed consolidated cash flow statement (in thousands):
The following tables present the effects of the correction of the prior period error to the condensed consolidated statement of stockholders’ equity (in thousands):
Basic and diluted net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss attributable to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock. The Company does not include the potential impact of dilutive securities in diluted net loss per share, as the impact of these items is anti-dilutive. Potential dilutive securities result from outstanding restricted stock, stock options, and stock purchase warrants.
The following table sets forth the potential securities that could potentially dilute basic income/(loss) per share in the future that were not included in the computation of diluted net loss per share because to do so would have been anti-dilutive for the periods presented:
New Accounting Pronouncements
No new accounting pronouncement issued or effective had, or is expected to have, a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
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