Trevena Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Announces Workforce Restructuring

– $70.0 Million of Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities as of September 30, 2018 –

– Company to host conference call and webcast at 8:00am EST –

CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trevena, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new and innovative treatment options for patients in pain, today reported third quarter 2018 financial results and announced a workforce restructuring to preserve capital while the Company continues development of oliceridine. As part of this plan, the Company is reducing its workforce by approximately one-third and is undertaking additional cost saving initiatives that in total are expected to save more than $3.5 million a year. The Company also expects to incur a cash charge in the fourth quarter of 2018 of approximately $1.3 million related to the restructuring.

"Following receipt of the Complete Response Letter for oliceridine, we must act to reduce operating costs and conserve our capital resources,” said Carrie L. Bourdow, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Today’s action will allow us to extend our cash runway while retaining the capabilities needed to reach our goal of bringing oliceridine to clinicians and hospital patients. I would like to thank our dedicated employees affected by this plan for their commitment to patients and their many contributions to Trevena.”

Financial results

For the third quarter of 2018, Trevena reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $4.5 million, or $0.06 per share, compared with a net loss attributable to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2017 of $16.0 million, or $0.27 per share. Research and development expenses were $3.4 million in the third quarter of 2018 compared to $10.2 million for the same period in 2017; general and administrative expenses were $3.9 million, compared to $5.2 million for the third quarter of 2017.

Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities were $70.0 million as of September 30, 2018.  The Company expects this amount, together with interest thereon, to be sufficient to fund operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements into the second quarter of 2020.

For additional details, please see the Company’s Form 10-Q that will be filed with the SEC today.

Conference Call and Webcast

Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. EST
Telephone Access: (855) 465-0180
International: (484) 756-4313
Conference ID: 5985046

About Trevena
Trevena, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new and innovative treatment options for patients in pain. The Company has discovered three novel and differentiated drug candidates using its proprietary platform, including intravenous (IV) oliceridine, for the management of moderate to severe acute pain in hospitals, TRV250 for the treatment of acute migraine, and TRV734 for pain and/or management of opioid dependence.  In its preclinical programs, Trevena is evaluating a set of novel S1P modulators that may offer a new, non-narcotic approach to managing chronic pain.

Cautionary note on forward looking statements
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company, including statements about the Company’s strategy, future operations, clinical development of its therapeutic candidates, plans for potential future product candidates and other statements containing the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “suggest,” “target,” “potential,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “continue,” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: the status, timing, costs, results and interpretation of the Company’s clinical trials or any future trials; the uncertainties inherent in conducting clinical trials; interpretations of regulatory interactions and expectations for regulatory submissions and approvals; availability of funding sufficient for the Company’s foreseeable and unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements, including whether the reduction of our operating expenses as a result of the restructuring will allow us to retain the capabilities needed to bring oliceridine to market and whether our cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities are sufficient to fund operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements into the second quarter of 2020; uncertainties related to the Company’s intellectual property; other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of the Company’s therapeutic candidates; and other factors discussed in the Risk Factors set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and in other filings the Company makes with the SEC from time to time. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views only as of the date hereof. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as may be required by law.

Trevena, Inc.


Jonathan Violin, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs & Investor Relations Officer
Erin Clark
Senior Director Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations
610-354-8840 x355



TREVENA, INC.          
Condensed Statements of Operations           
(Unaudited, in thousands except share and per share data)          
    Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,  
      2018       2017       2018       2017    
Revenue   $   3,000     $   -     $   5,500     $   -    
Operating expenses:                  
General and administrative      3,908       5,232       14,906       14,496    
Research and development      3,350       10,181       13,076       41,776    
Restructuring charges       -          -       64         -    
Total operating expenses      7,258       15,413       28,046       56,272    
Loss from operations      (4,258 )     (15,413 )     (22,546 )     (56,272 )  
Other income (expense)     (225 )     (586 )     483       (873 )  
Loss before income tax expense     (4,483 )     (15,999 )     (22,063 )     (57,145 )  
Foreign income tax expense       -          -        (745 )       -     
Net loss   $   (4,483 )   $   (15,999 )   $   (22,808 )   $   (57,145 )  
Per share information:                  
Net loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted      ($0.06 )     ($0.27 )     ($0.32 )     ($0.98 )  
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted      77,445,675       60,113,327       70,604,827       58,475,079    


Condensed Balance Sheets  
(Unaudited, in thousands)  
    September 30, 2018   December 31, 2017  
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents    $   24,339     $   16,557    
Marketable securities     45,700       49,543    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets      1,196       1,393    
Total current assets      71,235       67,493    
Restricted cash      1,301       1,413    
Property and equipment, net      3,565       3,805    
Intangible asset, net     10       11    
Total assets    $   76,111     $   72,722    
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity           
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable    $   836     $   1,424    
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities      3,221       4,303    
Current portion of loans payable, net      12,528       12,425    
Deferred rent        -        61    
Total current liabilities      16,585       18,213    
Loans payable, net      7,853       15,725    
Capital leases, net of current portion     23       31    
Deferred rent, net of current portion      2,993       3,006    
Warrant liability      13       10    
Other long term liabilities       -        1,104    
Total liabilities      27,467       38,089    
Common stock      82       62    
Additional paid-in capital     428,880       392,103    
Accumulated deficit     (380,298 )     (357,490 )  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (20 )     (42 )  
Total stockholders’ equity      48,644       34,633    
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $   76,111     $   72,722    


Source: Trevena Inc.