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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
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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): March 30, 2021
SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware001-3500693-0979187
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

11500 South Eastern AvenueSuite 240HendersonNevada89052
(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
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par valueSPPIThe NASDAQ Global Select Market




Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On March 30, 2021, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release, which, among other matters, sets forth our results of operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2020. 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





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:March 30, 2021By:/s/ Kurt A. Gustafson
Kurt A. Gustafson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer




EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit No.Description
99.1


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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 and Full Year 2020 Financial Results and Pipeline Update
Poziotinib receives Fast Track Designation from FDA

Preliminary safety and efficacy data for poziotinib twice daily dosing (BID) demonstrates improved anti-tumor activity and reduced toxicity relative to once daily dosing

FDA has scheduled the pre-approval inspection at the ROLONTIS® (eflapegrastim) manufacturing facility for May 2021

Management to host webcast and conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT

HENDERSON, Nevada – March 30, 2021 - Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS: SPPI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel and targeted oncology therapies, announced today financial results for the three-month period and full year ended December 31, 2020.
“The Fast Track designation for poziotinib is a significant achievement towards an expedited review,” said Joe Turgeon, President and CEO of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. “In addition, we are delighted that the FDA has scheduled the pre-approval inspection at the ROLONTIS manufacturing facility for May 2021. The company has made tremendous progress advancing our development programs and conducting our clinical trials, despite the challenges of the global pandemic. I am proud of our employees who demonstrated resiliency and creativity during these unprecedented times.”
Pipeline Updates
Poziotinib, an irreversible tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting EGFR and HER2 mutations
Poziotinib received Fast Track designation from the FDA for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in previously treated patients with HER2 exon 20 insertion mutations. Fast Track is a process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs to treat serious and life-threatening conditions and fill unmet medical needs.
Spectrum is preparing a new drug application (NDA) for poziotinib in the treatment of patients with previously treated locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC with HER2 exon 20 insertion mutations after a successful pre-NDA meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the fourth quarter of 2020. Submission of the NDA based on the positive results of Cohort 2 from the ZENITH20 clinical trial is planned for later this year.
Preliminary safety and efficacy data for poziotinib from Cohort 5 of the ZENITH20 clinical trial demonstrated improved tolerability with BID dosing, reduced dose interruption compared to once daily (QD) dosing, and a reduction in treatment emergent Grade 3 or higher adverse events. The preliminary data also demonstrated improved anti-tumor activity with 8mg BID dosing. These results were presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Targeted Anticancer Therapies (ESMO TAT) Virtual Congress 2021 in early March. Spectrum will be presenting further data on BID dosing at the upcoming AACR Annual Meeting 2021.

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ROLONTIS (eflapegrastim), a novel long-acting G-CSF
The FDA’s pre-approval inspection of the ROLONTIS manufacturing facility has been scheduled for May 2021. In October 2020, the FDA deferred its action on the Biologics License Application (BLA) for ROLONTIS due to an inability to inspect the drug substance manufacturing facility, citing travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
IGN002, interferon/CD20 monoclonal antibody fusion protein
Anti-CD20-IFNα, an antibody-interferon fusion molecule directed against CD20 has two sites open for enrollment in a Phase 1 study for treating relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Three-Month Period Ended December 31, 2020 (All numbers are from Continuing Operations)
GAAP Results
Spectrum recorded net loss of $49.9 million, or $0.36 per basic and diluted share, in the three-month period ended December 31, 2020, compared to net loss of $40.2 million, or $0.36 per basic and diluted share, in the comparable period in 2019. Total research and development expenses were $47.2 million in the quarter, as compared to $23.3 million in the same period in 2019. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $15.7 million in the quarter, compared to $15.1 million in the same period in 2019.
Non-GAAP Results
Spectrum recorded non-GAAP net loss of $28.9 million, or $0.20 per basic and diluted share, in the three-month period ended December 31, 2020, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $33.4 million, or $0.30 per basic and diluted share, in the comparable period in 2019. Non-GAAP research and development expenses were $17.1 million, as compared to $22.4 million in the same period of 2019. Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses were $12.3 million, as compared to $11.6 million in the same period in 2019.

Twelve-Month Period Ended December 31, 2020 (All numbers are from Continuing Operations)
GAAP Results
Spectrum recorded net loss of $171.3 million, or $1.38 per basic and diluted share, in the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2020, compared to net loss of $135.4 million, or $1.22 per basic and diluted share, in the comparable period in 2019. Total research and development expenses were $109.4 million for the year, as compared to $79.3 million in the same period in 2019. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $60.4 million for the year, compared to $61.4 million in the same period in 2019.
Non-GAAP Results
Spectrum recorded non-GAAP net loss of $120.9 million, or $0.97 per basic and diluted share, in the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2020, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $111.9 million, or $1.01 per basic and diluted share, in the comparable period in 2019. Non-GAAP research and development expenses were $75.6 million, as compared to $72.0 million in the same period of 2019. Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses were $47.2 million, as compared to $45.5 million in the same period in 2019.
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Cash Position and Guidance
Spectrum reported cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of approximately $180.0 million as of December 31, 2020, compared to $224 million at December 31, 2019.
Conference Call
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 4:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Pacific
    Domestic:     (877) 837-3910, Conference ID# 3577235
    International:    (973) 796-5077, Conference ID# 3577235
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 March 30, 2021 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
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). 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 likelihood and timing of the FDA approval of poziotinib, given its Fast Track designation and the significance of such designation, the timing of an NDA submission for poziotinib based on the positive results of Cohort 2 from the ZENITH20 clinical trial, whether the final safety and efficacy data for poziotinib from Cohort 5 of the ZENITH20 clinical trial will continue to demonstrate similar results to the preliminary data, the content of the company’s presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021, the company’s ability to advance development of its late-stage
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pipeline assets, the ability of such assets to meet currently unaddressed medical needs, the future potential of Spectrum’s existing drug pipeline, the progression of the poziotinib, ROLONTIS and Anti-CD20-IFNα development programs 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 preclinical 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, the possibility that the FDA postpones its pre-approval inspection of the ROLONTIS manufacturing facility past May 2021 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, 2020, 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.
© 2021 Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Contacts:
Robert Uhl
Managing Director, Westwicke ICR
858.356.5932
robert.uhl@westwicke.com
Kurt Gustafson
Chief Financial Officer
949.788.6700
InvestorRelations@sppirx.com

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

 Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
 2020201920202019
Revenues
$— $— $— $— 
Operating costs and expenses:
Selling, general and administrative15,703 15,065 60,357 61,373 
Research and development47,185 23,290 109,377 79,325 
Total operating costs and expenses62,888 38,355 169,734 140,698 
Loss from continuing operations before other income (expense) and income taxes(62,888)(38,355)(169,734)(140,698)
Other income (expense):
Interest income (expense), net
125 920 1,342 4,996 
Other (expense) income, net
12,780 (3,345)(2,940)(8,892)
Total other (expense) income
12,905 (2,425)(1,598)(3,896)
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes(49,983)(40,780)(171,332)(144,594)
Benefit for income taxes from continuing operations75 579 60 9,208 
Loss from continuing operations$(49,908)$(40,201)$(171,272)$(135,386)
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
10,149 1,150 10,404 22,697 
Net loss$(39,759)$(39,051)$(160,868)$(112,689)
Basic and diluted loss per share:
Loss per common share from continuing operations$(0.36)$(0.36)$(1.38)$(1.22)
Income per common share from discontinued operations$0.07 $0.01 $0.08 $0.21 
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted$(0.29)$(0.35)$(1.29)$(1.02)
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted141,432,302111,355,254124,386,545110,585,768

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SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, expect per share and par value amounts)
December 31,
20202019
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$46,009 $64,418 
Marketable securities134,016 159,455 
Accounts receivable, net67 441 
Other receivables2,394 9,558 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets4,161 10,148 
Total current assets186,647 244,020 
Property and equipment, net3,577 11,607 
Facility and equipment under lease2,247 3,806 
Other assets4,327 4,000 
Total assets$196,798 $263,433 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities$43,771 $54,284 
Accrued payroll and benefits9,375 7,686 
Total current liabilities53,146 61,970 
Other long-term liabilities9,409 11,070 
Total liabilities62,555 73,040 
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; 146,083,110 and 113,299,612 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively146 113 
Additional paid-in capital1,021,221 918,205 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(1,829)(3,498)
Accumulated deficit(885,295)(724,427)
Total stockholders’ equity134,243 190,393 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$196,798 $263,433 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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 from continuing operations and non-GAAP net loss per share from continuing operations. 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 loss from continuing operations in its evaluation of the company's core 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
CONTINUING OPERATIONS ONLY
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2020201920202019
(1)GAAP selling, general and administrative$15,703 $15,065 $60,357 $61,373 
Non-GAAP adjustments to SG&A:
Stock-based compensation expense(3,354)(3,393)(13,127)(13,822)
Depreciation expense(55)(96)(130)(276)
Lease expense23 (25)69 (282)
Severance expense— — — (1,515)
Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative$12,317 $11,551 $47,169 $45,478 
(2)GAAP research and development$47,185 $23,290 $109,377 $79,325 
Non-GAAP adjustments to R&D:
Stock-based compensation expense(1,094)(882)(4,692)(4,254)
Depreciation expense(33)(36)(131)(81)
Impairment of second source manufacturer(28,197)— (28,197)— 
Other R&D milestone payments(750)— (750)(2,751)
Severance expense— — — (260)
Non-GAAP research and development$17,111 $22,372 $75,607 $71,979 
(3)GAAP net loss from continuing operations$(49,908)$(40,201)$(171,272)$(135,386)
Non-GAAP adjustments to net loss from continuing operations:
Adjustments to SG&A and R&D as noted above33,460 4,432 46,958 23,241 
Adjustments to other (income) expense(12,379)2,969 3,521 9,418 
Adjustments to benefit for income taxes(75)(579)(60)(9,208)
Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations$(28,902)$(33,379)$(120,853)$(111,935)
(4)GAAP net loss from continuing operations - per basic and diluted share$(0.35)$(0.36)$(1.38)$(1.22)
Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations - per basic and diluted share$(0.20)$(0.30)$(0.97)$(1.01)
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted
141,432,302111,355,254124,386,545110,585,768

(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.

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(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, other R&D milestone achievement payments, and impairment of second source manufacturer 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) and (2) above, plus other non-cash and/or non-recurring items, including: (i) adjustments to 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; and (iv) reversal of realized gain recorded on the sales of our equity holdings.

(4) Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations - per basic and diluted share: 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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