NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2019
|NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES|
|NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES||
NOTE 1 – NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Abeona Therapeutics Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with our subsidiaries, “we,” “our,” “Abeona” or the “Company”), is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing gene and cell therapies for life-threatening rare genetic diseases. Our lead programs include EB‑101, an autologous, gene-corrected cell therapy for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (“RDEB”), ABO‑102, an adeno-associated virus (“AAV”)-based gene therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome type A (“MPS IIIA”), and ABO‑101 an AAV-based gene therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome type B (“MPS IIIB”). We also are developing ABO‑202 and ABO‑201, which are AAV-based gene therapies for the CLN1 and CLN3 forms of Batten Disease, respectively, ABO‑401 for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, and ABO‑5OX for the treatment of retinal diseases. In addition, we are developing next generation AAV-based gene therapy though our novel AIM™ vector platform programs. Our efforts since inception have been principally devoted to research and development, resulting in significant losses.
Basis of Presentation
The condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2019, the condensed consolidated statements of operations and stockholders’ equity for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, were prepared by management without audit. 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.
Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted. These interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. The results of operations for the periods ended June 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results that may be expected for a full year. The condensed consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2018 contain financial information taken from the audited Abeona consolidated financial statements as of that date.
As of June 30, 2019, we had 6,926,781 options and 1,820,686 warrants that were not included in the EPS calculation as their effect would be antidilutive. As of June 30, 2018, we had 5,895,135 options and 2,820,687 warrants that were not included in the EPS calculation as their effect would be antidilutive.
Effective January 1, 2018, we adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014‑09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, as amended (ASC 606). At year-end 2018, we determined that we should adjust the amounts originally reported for the quarters ended March 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018 to correct for an error in the determination of the cumulative effect related to the adoption of ASC 606 as of January 1, 2018. The adjusted amounts for March 31, 2018 reflect a $2,067,000 reduction in foundation revenues and corresponding increases in the loss from operations and net loss of $2,067,000 and an increase in the diluted loss per share of $0.04, as compared to the originally reported amounts. The adjusted amounts for June 30, 2018 reflect a $543,000 reduction in foundation revenues and corresponding increases in the loss from operations and net loss of $543,000 and an increase in the diluted loss per share of $0.01, as compared to the originally reported amounts.
Uses and Sources of Liquidity
The financial statements have been prepared on a 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 was issued.
As of June 30, 2019, we had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $62.5 million and net assets of $107.2 million. For the six months ended June 30, 2019, we had cash outflows from operations of $30.3 million. We believe we have sufficient resources to fund our business operations for the next 12 months. However, we have implemented a multi-faceted program to seek sufficient liquidity through at least the end of 2020.
This program considers the possibility of accessing additional equity funding from current or new stockholders, out-licensing technology and/or other assets, deferring and/or eliminating planned expenditures, restructuring operations and/or reducing headcount and sales of assets. We believe that we will be able to complete our liquidity program and will have sufficient funding to support planned expenditure commitments and our planned level of growth, and therefore we believe it is appropriate to prepare the financial statements on a going concern basis.
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Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef