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Allakos Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allakos Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ALLK), a biotechnology company developing antolimab (AK002) for the treatment of eosinophil and mast cell-related diseases, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Research and development expenses were $18.3 million in the first quarter of 2020 as compared to $15.1 million in the same period in 2019, an increase of $3.2 million.

General and administrative expenses were $11.6 million in the first quarter of 2020 as compared to $5.8 million in the same period in 2019, an increase of $5.8 million.

Allakos reported a net loss of $27.8 million in the first quarter of 2020 as compared to $20.0 million in the same period in 2019, an increase of $7.8 million. Net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.57 for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $0.47 in the same period in 2019.

Allakos ended the first quarter of 2020 with $479.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities.

About Allakos

Allakos is a late-stage biotechnology company developing antibodies that target immunomodulatory receptors present on immune effector cells involved in allergic, inflammatory, and proliferative diseases. The Company’s lead antibody, antolimab (AK002), is being evaluated in a Phase 3 study in eosinophilic gastritis (EG) and/or eosinophilic duodenitis (EoD) and a Phase 2/3 study in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Antolimab targets Siglec-8, an inhibitory receptor selectively expressed on human mast cells and eosinophils. Inappropriately activated eosinophils and mast cells have been identified as key drivers in a number of severe diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, eyes, skin, lungs and other organs. Antolimab has been tested in multiple clinical studies, in which antolimab eliminated blood and tissue eosinophils, inhibited mast cells and improved disease symptoms in patients with eosinophilic gastritis and/or eosinophilic duodenitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, mast cell gastrointestinal disease, severe allergic conjunctivitis, chronic urticaria and indolent systemic mastocytosis. For more information, please visit the Company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, Allakos’ progress and business plans. Such statements are subject to numerous important factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from current expectations and beliefs, including but not limited to: Allakos’ early stages of clinical drug development; Allakos’ ability to timely complete clinical trials for, and if approved, commercialize antolimab (AK002), its lead compound; Allakos’ ability to obtain required regulatory approvals for its product candidates; uncertainties related to the enrollment of patients in its clinical trials; Allakos’ ability to demonstrate sufficient safety and efficacy of its product candidates in its clinical trials; uncertainties related to the success of later-stage clinical trials, regardless of the outcomes of preclinical testing and early-stage trials; market acceptance of Allakos’ product candidates; uncertainties related to the projections of the size of patient populations suffering from the diseases Allakos is targeting; Allakos’ ability to advance additional product candidates beyond antolimab (AK002); Allakos’ ability to obtain additional capital to finance its operations; and other important risk factors set forth in Allakos’ most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 25, 2020, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 11, 2020 and future reports to be filed with the SEC. These documents contain and identify important factors that could cause the actual results for Allakos to differ materially from those contained in Allakos’ forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and Allakos specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Allakos’ views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Source: Allakos Inc.

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended
March 31,
2020 2019
Operating expenses
Research and development $ 18,285 $ 15,098
General and administrative 11,588 5,829
Total operating expenses 29,873 20,927
Loss from operations (29,873 ) (20,927 )
Interest income, net 1,989 1,030
Other income (expense), net 60 (56 )
Net loss (27,824 ) (19,953 )
Unrealized gain on marketable
securities, net of tax
1,869 45
Comprehensive loss $ (25,955 ) $ (19,908 )
Net loss per common share:
Basic and diluted $ (0.57 ) $ (0.47 )
Weighted-average number of common
shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted 48,691 42,620

(in thousands)

March 31, December 31,
2020 2019
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 135,942 $ 38,367
Investments in marketable securities 343,863 457,534
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,953 3,969
Total current assets 483,758 499,870
Property and equipment, net 8,072 8,410
Operating lease right-of-use assets 5,705 5,775
Other long-term assets 2,839 2,839
Total assets $ 500,374 $ 516,894
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 9,062 $ 5,963
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 5,273 7,098
Total current liabilities 14,335 13,061
Other long-term liabilities 7,995 8,112
Total liabilities 22,330 21,173
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 48 48
Additional paid-in capital 693,298 685,020
Accumulated other comprehensive gain 2,006 137
Accumulated deficit (217,308 ) (189,484 )
Total stockholders’ equity 478,044 495,721
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 500,374 $ 516,894
Investor Contact: Adam Tomasi, President and COO Media Contact: Denise Powell  

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