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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)















Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 7, 2018


Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)



(Commission File Number)



(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


2 Gansevoort Street, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10014

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(781) 652-4500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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:


¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act.


¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act.


¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2b under the Exchange Act.


¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act.


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company  x


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 August 7, 2018, Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc. issued a press release to provide a corporate update and to announce its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. A copy of such press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.




The following exhibit is furnished herewith:


99.1   Press release issued by Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc., dated August 7, 2018.







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.


Date: August 7, 2018 Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc.
  By  /s/ James F. Oliviero
  James F. Oliviero
  President and Chief Executive Officer




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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)


Exhibit 99.1





Checkpoint Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Highlights


New York, NY – August 7, 2018 – Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc. (“Checkpoint”) (NASDAQ: CKPT), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel treatments for patients with solid tumor cancers, today announced financial results and recent corporate highlights for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.


James F. Oliviero, President and Chief Executive Officer of Checkpoint, said, “In the second quarter of 2018, we continued to advance the Phase 1 clinical development of our lead therapies CK-101, a third-generation EGFR inhibitor, and CK-301, a fully human anti-PD-L1 antibody. We look forward to reporting topline safety and efficacy data from the initial CK-101 dose-expansion cohort in EGFR mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”) patients in the coming weeks, and from the initial CK-301 expansion cohort around year-end, with the goal of initiating registration trials for both molecules in 2019.”


Financial Results:


·Cash Position: As of June 30, 2018, Checkpoint’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $28.3 million, compared to $19.2 million at December 31, 2017, an increase of $9.1 million year-to-date.
·R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses for the second quarters of 2018 and 2017 remained the same at $5.5 million each.
·G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2018 were $1.4 million, compared to $1.3 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of $0.1 million.
·Net Loss: Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2018 was $6.6 million, or $0.23 per share, compared to a net loss of $6.4 million, or $0.28 per share, for the second quarter of 2017.


About Checkpoint Therapeutics

Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc. (“Checkpoint”) is a clinical-stage, immuno-oncology biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel treatments for patients with solid tumor cancers. Checkpoint is currently evaluating its lead antibody product candidate, CK-301, an anti-PD-L1 antibody licensed from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in a Phase 1 clinical trial in checkpoint therapy-naïve patients with selected recurrent or metastatic cancers. Checkpoint plans to develop CK-301 as a treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”) and other solid tumors. In addition, Checkpoint is evaluating its lead small-molecule, targeted anti-cancer agent, CK-101, in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (“EGFR”) mutation-positive NSCLC. Checkpoint is a majority-controlled subsidiary of Fortress Biotech, Inc., and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit





About Fortress Biotech

Fortress Biotech, Inc. (“Fortress”) (NASDAQ: FBIO) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing novel pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. Fortress develops and commercializes products both within Fortress and through certain of its subsidiary companies, also known as Fortress Companies. In addition to its internal development programs, Fortress leverages its biopharmaceutical business expertise and drug development capabilities and provides funding and management services to help the Fortress Companies achieve their goals. Fortress and the Fortress Companies may seek licensing arrangements, acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures and/or public and private financings to accelerate and provide additional funding to support their research and development programs. For more information, visit


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, each as amended. 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. 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 value. 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; risks relating to the timing of starting and completing clinical trials; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing; our dependence on third-party suppliers; 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; as well as other risks described in our SEC filings. 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 required by law.


Company Contact:

Jaclyn Jaffe

Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc.

(781) 652-4500


Investor Relations Contact:

Jeremy Feffer

Managing Director, LifeSci Advisors, LLC

(212) 915-2568


Media Relations Contact:

Laura Bagby

6 Degrees

(312) 448-8098







(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)


   June 30,
   December 31,
Current Assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $28,304   $19,225 
Prepaid expenses and other assets   528    1,857 
Other receivables - related party   127    331 
Total current assets   28,959    21,413 
Total Assets  $28,959   $21,413 
Current Liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $5,988   $5,762 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses - related party   667    610 
Total current liabilities   6,655    6,372 
Total Liabilities   6,655    6,372 
Commitments and Contingencies          
Stockholders' Equity          
Common Stock ($0.0001 par value), 60,000,000 shares authorized          
Class A common shares, 7,000,000 shares issued and
outstanding as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017
   1    1 
Common shares,  25,107,864 and 18,512,429 shares issued and
outstanding as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively
   3    2 
Common stock issuable, 0 and 591,836 shares as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively   -    2,296 
Additional paid-in capital   96,734    71,772 
Accumulated deficit   (74,434)   (59,030)
Total Stockholders’ Equity   22,304    15,041 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $28,959   $21,413 







(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)



   For the three months ended
June 30,
   For the six months ended
June 30,
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
Revenue - related party  $127   $351   $470   $1,044 
Operating expenses:                    
Research and development   5,453    5,506    12,385    9,210 
General and administrative   1,352    1,317    3,546    2,720 
Total operating expenses   6,805    6,823    15,931    11,930 
Loss from operations   (6,678)   (6,472)   (15,461)   (10,886)
Other income                    
Interest income   39    24    57    55 
Total other income   39    24    57    55 
Net Loss  $(6,639)  $(6,448)  $(15,404)  $(10,831)
Loss per Share:                    
Basic and diluted net loss per common share outstanding  $(0.23)  $(0.28)  $(0.57)  $(0.48)
Basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding   29,044,962    22,731,154    26,910,116    22,397,137 



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