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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549
_______________
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 7, 2019
SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
001-35006
93-0979187
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

11500 South Eastern Avenue
Suite 240
Henderson
Nevada
89052
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (702) 835-6300
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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:
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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
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.
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
SPPI
The NASDAQ Global Select Market





Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On November 7, 2019, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release, which, among other matters, sets forth our results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The foregoing information, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished under Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)     Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release dated November 7, 2019







SIGNATURE
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.

 
 
SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
 
 
 
 
Date:
November 7, 2019
By:
/s/ Kurt A. Gustafson
 
 
 
Kurt A. Gustafson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer






EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 



Exhibit
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Media Contact:
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Shiv Kapoor
Vice President, Strategic Planning & Investor Relations
702-835-6300
InvestorRelations@sppirx.com
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Pipeline Update
Topline data from Cohort 1 of ZENITH20 trial evaluating poziotinib for NSCLC expected in December
Basket trial initiated to study poziotinib in patients with EGFR or HER2 mutation-positive malignant solid tumors in an investigator-led study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
ROLONTIS®(eflapegrastim) Biologics License Application (BLA) submitted on October 24, 2019
HENDERSON, Nevada - November 7, 2019 - Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS: SPPI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel and targeted oncology therapies, announced today financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2019.

“Spectrum has an expanding pipeline, significant near-term milestones, solid capitalization and a highly focused team,” said Joe Turgeon, President and CEO, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. “In December, we look forward to results from Cohort 1 of our ZENITH20 study investigating poziotinib in lung cancer patients with hard-to-treat mutations. We recently submitted our BLA for ROLONTIS to the FDA, a key milestone, as we continue to execute on our strategic priorities.”

Pipeline Updates

Poziotinib, an irreversible tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting EGFR and HER2 mutations
Topline results from the EGFR previously treated non-small cell lung cancer cohort (Cohort 1) in the ZENITH20 trial are expected in December. These data could potentially support a New Drug Application (NDA) filing with the FDA.
The HER2 previously-treated non-small cell lung cancer cohort (Cohort 2) of the ZENITH20 trial is fully accrued and is expected to have topline results by mid-year 2020. This cohort also has the potential to support an NDA filing with the FDA in the future.
A basket study has been initiated to investigate poziotinib in patients with EGFR or HER2 mutation-positive malignant solid tumors in an investigator-led study, with the first patient enrolled at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
In September, new preclinical data from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was presented during the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. These scientific data support the recently announced expansion of the ZENITH20 trial.

ROLONTIS (eflapegrastim), a novel long-acting GCSF
Spectrum submitted the ROLONTIS BLA to the FDA on October 24, 2019.
In October, Spectrum presented a poster at the ASCO Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Francisco, CA, highlighting integrated efficacy data from the Phase 3 ROLONTIS clinical trials, ADVANCE and RECOVER which studied more than 600 patients combined and met all primary and secondary endpoints.

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Integrated safety data from the ROLONTIS studies will be presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium meeting in December.
Three-Month Period Ended September 30, 2019 (All numbers are from Continuing Operations and are approximate)
GAAP Results
Spectrum recorded a loss of $26.6 million, or $0.24 loss per basic and diluted share, in the three-month period ended September 30, 2019, compared to net loss of $69.2 million, or $0.66 loss per basic and diluted share, in the comparable period in 2018. Total research and development expenses were $17.2 million in the quarter, as compared to $15.3 million in the same period in 2018. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $13.1 million in the quarter, compared to $13.1 million in the same period in 2018.
The company ended the quarter with cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and marketable securities of $252 million.
Non-GAAP Results
Spectrum recorded a non-GAAP loss of $24.5 million, or a non-GAAP loss of $0.22 per basic and diluted share, in the three-month period ended September 30, 2019, compared to a non-GAAP loss of $25.3 million, or a non-GAAP loss of $0.24 per basic and diluted share, in the comparable period in 2018. Non-GAAP research and development expenses were $16.1 million, as compared to $14.7 million in the same period of 2018. Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses were $9.9 million, as compared to $11.1 million in the same period in 2018.

Conference Call:
Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Pacific

Domestic:     (877) 837-3910, Conference ID# 1469173
International:    (973) 796-5077, Conference ID# 1469173


This conference call will also be webcast. Listeners may access the webcast, which will be available on the investor relations page of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals' website: http://investor.sppirx.com/events-and-presentations on November 7, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Pacific.

About Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing, and commercializing novel and targeted oncology therapies. Spectrum has a strong track record of successfully executing across the biopharmaceutical business model, from in-licensing and acquiring differentiated drugs, clinically developing novel assets, successfully gaining regulatory approvals and commercializing in a competitive healthcare marketplace. Spectrum has a late-stage pipeline with novel assets that serve areas of unmet need. This pipeline has the potential to transform the company in the near future. For additional information on Spectrum Pharmaceuticals please visit www.sppirx.com

About ZENITH20 

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The ZENITH20 study consists of seven cohorts of NSCLC patients. Cohorts 1 (EGFR) and 2 (HER2) have completed enrollment of previously-treated NSCLC patients with exon 20 mutations. Cohort 3 (EGFR) and 4 (HER2) are currently enrolling first-line NSCLC patients with exon 20 mutations. Cohorts 1- 4 are each independently powered for a pre-specified statistical hypothesis and the primary endpoint is objective response rate (ORR). In July 2019, three new cohorts were added to the ZENITH20 study that are all currently enrolling patients. Cohort 5 includes previously treated or treatment-naïve NSCLC patients with EGFR or HER2 exon 20 insertion mutations. Cohort 6 includes NSCLC patients with classical EGFR mutations who progressed while on treatment with first-line osimertinib and developed an additional EGFR mutation. Cohort 7 includes NSCLC patients with a variety of less common mutations in EGFR or HER2 exons 18-21 or the extracellular or transmembrane domains.
Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements relate to a variety of matters, including, without limitation, statements that relate to Spectrum’s business and its future, including the company’s ability to advance development of its late-stage pipeline assets, the ability of poziotinib to meet currently unaddressed medical needs and the size of the potential markets, the timing of the results of cohort 1 and cohort 2 in Spectrum’s ZENITH20 study, the future potential of Spectrum’s existing drug pipeline, the progression of the poziotinib development program and other statements that are not purely statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations, and assumptions of the management of Spectrum 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. Risks that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the uncertainties inherent in new product development, including clinical trial results and additional analysis of existing pre-clinical and clinical data, the possibility that Spectrum's new and existing drug candidates, including poziotinib, may not ultimately prove to be safe or effective, the possibility that Spectrum's new and existing drug candidates, if approved, may not be more effective, safer, or more cost efficient than competing drugs, and other risks that are described in further detail in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company does not plan to update any such forward-looking statements and expressly disclaims any duty to update the information contained in this press release except as required by law. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Spectrum in general, see the risk disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Spectrum for the year ended December 31, 2018, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Spectrum. 

SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.® and ROLONTIS® are registered trademarks of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc and its affiliates. REDEFINING CANCER CARE™ and the Spectrum Pharmaceuticals’ logos are trademarks owned by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2019 Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All Rights Reserved



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SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited) 

 
Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2019

2018

2019

2018
Revenues
$


$


$


$

Operating costs and expenses:







Selling, general and administrative
13,126


13,108


46,308


46,115

Research and development
17,167


15,314


56,035


45,274

Total operating costs and expenses
30,293


28,422


102,343


91,389

Loss from continuing operations before other income (expense) and income taxes
(30,293
)

(28,422
)

(102,343
)

(91,389
)
Other income (expense):







Interest income (expense), net
1,521


(12
)

4,076


(484
)
Other income (expense), net
2,015


(40,880
)

(5,547
)

17,583

Total other income (expense)
3,536


(40,892
)

(1,471
)

17,099

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes
(26,757
)

(69,314
)

(103,814
)

(74,290
)
Benefit for income taxes from continuing operations
200


142


8,654


839

Loss from continuing operations
$
(26,557
)

$
(69,172
)

$
(95,160
)

$
(73,451
)
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
572


454


21,625


2,659

Net loss
$
(25,985
)

$
(68,718
)

$
(73,535
)

$
(70,792
)








Basic and diluted loss per share:







Loss per common share from continuing operations
$
(0.24
)

$
(0.66
)

$
(0.86
)

$
(0.72
)
Income per common share from discontinued operations
0.01




0.20


0.03

Net loss per common share
$
(0.23
)

$
(0.66
)

$
(0.67
)

$
(0.69
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:







Basic
111,178,880


104,106,295


110,291,090


102,571,850

Diluted
111,178,880


104,106,295


110,291,090


102,571,850








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SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, expect per share and par value amounts)
(Unaudited) 



September 30,
2019

December 31,
2018
ASSETS



Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents
$
124,598


$
157,480

Restricted cash
4,040



Marketable securities
123,164


46,508

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $67 and $67, respectively
483


29,873

Other receivables
7,752


3,698

Prepaid expenses and other assets
12,680


7,574

Discontinued operations, current assets


5,555

Total current assets
272,717


250,688

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation
8,965


385

Other assets
8,613


7,188

Facility and equipment under lease
3,531



Discontinued operations, non-current assets


132,625

Total assets
$
293,826


$
390,886

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY



Current liabilities:



Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities
$
39,959


$
69,460

Accrued payroll and benefits
6,475


9,853

Contract liabilities
1,360


4,850

Discontinued operations, current liabilities


2,311

Total current liabilities
47,794


86,474

Deferred tax liabilities


1,469

Other long-term liabilities
11,313


5,650

Discontinued operations, non-current liabilities


14,031

Total liabilities
59,107


107,624

Commitments and contingencies



Stockholders’ equity:



Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding



Common stock, $0.001 par value; 300,000,000 shares authorized; 112,988,706 and 110,525,141 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
113


110

Additional paid-in capital
912,558


886,740

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(4,531
)

(3,702
)
Accumulated deficit
(673,421
)

(599,886
)
Total stockholders’ equity
234,719


283,262

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
293,826


$
390,886






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Non-GAAP Financial Measures (from Continuing Operations)

In this press release, Spectrum reports certain historical results that have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), including non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses, non-GAAP research and development expenses, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share. Non-GAAP financial measures are reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in the tables of this press release and the accompanying footnotes. The non-GAAP financial measures contained herein are a supplement to the corresponding financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures presented exclude the items summarized in the below table.

Management believes that adjustments for these items assist investors in making comparisons of period-to-period operating results and that these items are not indicative of the company's on-going core operating performance. Management uses non-GAAP net income (loss) in its evaluation of the company's core after-tax results of operations and trends between fiscal periods and believes that these measures are important components of its internal performance measurement process. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in providing greater transparency to the information used by management in its operational decision-making. Management believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures also facilitates a comparison of the company’s underlying operating performance with that of other companies in its industry, which use similar non-GAAP measures to supplement their GAAP results.

The non-GAAP financial measures presented herein have certain limitations in that they do not reflect all of the costs associated with the operations of the company's business as determined in accordance with GAAP. Therefore, investors should consider non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or as superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, other companies, including other companies in our industry, may calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as a comparative tool. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures contained within this news release with our GAAP financial results.

















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SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments for Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, expect per share amounts)
 
 
CONTINUING OPERATIONS ONLY
Three Months Ended
September 30,

CONTINUING OPERATIONS ONLY
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
(1)
GAAP selling, general and administrative
$
13,126

 
$
13,108

 
$
46,308

 
$
46,115

 
Non-GAAP adjustments to SG&A:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation expense
(3,155
)
 
(1,902
)
 
(10,254
)
 
(6,686
)
 
Depreciation expense
(58
)
 
(83
)
 
(180
)
 
(190
)
 
Lease expense

 

 
(129
)
 

 
Severance expense

 

 
(1,515
)
 

 
Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative
$
9,913

 
$
11,123

 
$
34,230

 
$
39,239

(2)
GAAP research and development
$
17,167

 
$
15,314

 
$
56,035

 
$
45,274

 
Non-GAAP adjustments to R&D:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation expense
(1,030
)
 
(603
)
 
(3,190
)
 
(1,885
)
 
Depreciation expense
(30
)
 
(2
)
 
(45
)
 
(7
)
 
Severance expense

 

 
(260
)
 

 
R&D milestones and in-license upfront fees

 

 
(2,751
)
 
(500
)
 
Non-GAAP research and development
$
16,107

 
$
14,709

 
$
49,789

 
$
42,882

(3)
GAAP net loss from continuing operations
$
(26,557
)

$
(69,172
)
 
$
(95,160
)

$
(73,451
)
 
Non-GAAP adjustments to net loss from continuing operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjustments to SG&A and R&D as noted above
4,273

 
2,590

 
18,324

 
9,268

 
Adjustments to other (income) expense
(1,979
)
 
41,426

 
6,449

 
(15,904
)
 
Adjustments to benefit for income taxes
(200
)
 
(142
)
 
(8,654
)
 
(839
)
 
Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations
$
(24,463
)
 
$
(25,298
)
 
$
(79,041
)
 
$
(80,926
)
(4)
GAAP net loss from continuing operations - per basic and diluted share
$
(0.24
)
 
$
(0.66
)
 
$
(0.86
)
 
$
(0.72
)
 
Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations - per basic and diluted share
$
(0.22
)
 
$
(0.24
)
 
$
(0.72
)
 
$
(0.79
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
111,178,880

 
104,106,295

 
110,291,090

 
102,571,850

 
Diluted
111,178,880

 
104,106,295

 
110,291,090

 
102,571,850


(1) Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses (from continuing operations): These amounts reflect adjustments to reverse allocated operating expenses for certain non-cash items (including stock-based compensation, depreciation and lease expense), as well as the reversal of non-recurring severance expenses. We believe the resulting non-GAAP SG&A value is reflective of the period-over-period success of our administrative expense control and more indicative of our normalized SG&A expense trends.

(2) Non-GAAP research and development expenses (from continuing operations): These amounts reflect adjustments to reverse allocated operating expenses for certain non-cash items (including stock-based compensation and depreciation), as well as non-recurring severance expenses and R&D milestone achievements and upfront in-license fees that we record to this expense caption. We believe this resulting non-GAAP R&D value is more indicative of our normalized R&D expense trends.

(3) Non-GAAP net loss (from continuing operations): These amounts reflect all non-GAAP adjustments described in (1) through (2) above, plus other non-cash and/or non-recurring items, including: (i) adjustments to

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reverse the impact of income taxes; (ii) reversal of foreign exchange gains and losses (non-cash); (iii) reversal of the mark-to-market adjustment (non-cash) on our equity securities holdings; (iv) reversal of the realized gain on the sale of our equity securities holdings; and (v) reversal of debt discount accretion expense (non-cash) for our convertible notes during the prior year period.

(4) Non-GAAP net loss per share (from continuing operations): These amounts reflect all non-GAAP adjustments in (1) through (3) above to present our overall non-GAAP financial results for each period on a per-share basis.




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