Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
ARROWHEAD RESEARCH CORP (Form: 10-Q, Received: 08/12/2014 16:00:58)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

x

QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2014

¨

TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission file number 000-21898

 

ARROWHEAD RESEARCH CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

46-0408024

(State of incorporation)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

225 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 1050

Pasadena, California 91101

(626) 304-3400

(Address and telephone number of principal executive offices)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated

 

¨

  

Accelerated filer

 

¨

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

¨   (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

  

Smaller reporting company

 

x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes   ¨     No   x

The number of shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding as of August 11, 2014 was 52,908,567.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

1

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

1

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

2

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity

3

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

4

 

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

6

 

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF
OPERATIONS

20

 

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

28

 

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

28

 

 

 

 

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

29

 

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

29

 

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

29

 

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

29

 

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

29

 

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

29

 

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

30

 

 

SIGNATURE

31

 

 

 

 


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Arrowhead Research Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

September 30, 2013

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

138,349,733

 

 

$

19,114,444

 

Trade receivable

 

-

 

 

 

75,000

 

Prepaid expenses

 

700,063

 

 

 

532,354

 

Other current assets

 

538,742

 

 

 

91,660

 

Short term investments

 

23,834,408

 

 

 

9,030,261

 

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

 

163,422,946

 

 

 

28,843,719

 

Property and equipment, net

 

3,674,131

 

 

 

3,513,235

 

Patents and other intangible assets, net

 

3,199,523

 

 

 

3,240,513

 

Investments

 

26,284,862

 

 

 

1,702,153

 

Other assets

 

41,414

 

 

 

30,011

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

196,622,876

 

 

$

37,329,631

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

2,158,133

 

 

$

1,199,632

 

Accrued expenses

 

1,068,667

 

 

 

638,884

 

Accrued payroll and benefits

 

611,092

 

 

 

905,771

 

Deferred revenue

 

71,875

 

 

 

103,125

 

Derivative liabilities

 

4,018,719

 

 

 

4,096,363

 

Capital lease obligation

 

213,110

 

 

 

221,345

 

Notes payable

 

50,000

 

 

 

971,557

 

Other current liabilities

 

58,500

 

 

 

588,343

 

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

8,250,096

 

 

 

8,725,020

 

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes payable, net of current portion

 

-

 

 

 

50,000

 

Capital lease obligation, net of current portion

 

812,169

 

 

 

1,061,113

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

1,752,822

 

 

 

1,758,709

 

TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

 

2,564,991

 

 

 

2,869,822

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrowhead Research Corporation stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 21,291 and 9,900 shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively

 

21

 

 

 

10

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 145,000,000 shares authorized; 52,908,567 and 32,489,444 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013, respectively

 

145,278

 

 

 

124,859

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

388,558,305

 

 

 

193,514,766

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(202,340,717

)

 

 

(166,140,969

)

Total Arrowhead Research Corporation stockholders' equity

 

186,362,887

 

 

 

27,498,666

 

Non-controlling interest

 

(555,098

)

 

 

(1,763,877

)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

185,807,789

 

 

 

25,734,789

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

196,622,876

 

 

$

37,329,631

 

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

1


Arrowhead Research Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months ended

 

 

Three Months ended

 

 

Nine Months ended

 

 

Nine Months ended

 

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

June 30, 2013

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

June 30, 2013

 

 

REVENUE

$

43,750

 

 

$

43,750

 

 

$

131,250

 

 

$

246,516

 

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries and payroll-related costs

 

2,454,449

 

 

 

1,651,729

 

 

 

7,634,142

 

 

 

5,006,328

 

 

General and administrative expenses

 

1,582,465

 

 

 

899,633

 

 

 

3,865,845

 

 

 

2,597,279

 

 

Research and development

 

6,392,200

 

 

 

1,756,527

 

 

 

14,719,739

 

 

 

5,458,212

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

2,038,682

 

 

 

363,593

 

 

 

3,758,264

 

 

 

1,114,375

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

276,054

 

 

 

454,086

 

 

 

1,075,238

 

 

 

1,352,448

 

 

Impairment expense

 

-

 

 

 

1,308,047

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,308,047

 

 

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

 

12,743,850

 

 

 

6,433,615

 

 

 

31,053,228

 

 

 

16,836,689

 

 

OPERATING LOSS

 

(12,700,100

)

 

 

(6,389,865

)

 

 

(30,921,978

)

 

 

(16,590,173

)

 

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity in income (loss) of unconsolidated affiliates

 

78,702

 

 

 

(159,530

)

 

 

(69,350

)

 

 

(380,699

)

 

Gain (loss) on sale of fixed assets, net

 

-

 

 

 

(39,949

)

 

 

(58,878

)

 

 

(76,388

)

 

Interest income (expense), net

 

226,424

 

 

 

(48,252

)

 

 

386,392

 

 

 

(68,403

)

 

Change in value of derivatives

 

758,469

 

 

 

200,747

 

 

 

(5,712,335

)

 

 

215,620

 

 

Other income (expense)

 

10,054

 

 

 

259,221

 

 

 

81,269

 

 

 

(997,976

)

 

TOTAL OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)

 

1,073,649

 

 

 

212,237

 

 

 

(5,372,902

)

 

 

(1,307,846

)

 

LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

(11,626,451

)

 

 

(6,177,628

)

 

 

(36,294,880

)

 

 

(17,898,019

)

 

Provision for income taxes

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

 

(11,626,451

)

 

 

(6,177,628

)

 

 

(36,294,880

)

 

 

(17,898,019

)

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(354

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME (LOSS) FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(354

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET LOSS

 

(11,626,451

)

 

 

(6,177,628

)

 

 

(36,294,880

)

 

 

(17,898,373

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (gain) loss attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(2,468

)

 

 

98,618

 

 

 

95,132

 

 

 

447,268

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO ARROWHEAD

$

(11,628,919

)

 

$

(6,079,010

)

 

$

(36,199,748

)

 

$

(17,451,105

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET LOSS PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ARROWHEAD

$

(0.22

)

 

$

(0.23

)

 

$

(0.81

)

 

$

(0.92

)

 

SHAREHOLDERS - BASIC & DILUTED:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted

 

51,931,989

 

 

 

26,134,183

 

 

 

44,565,008

 

 

 

18,893,197

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

2


Arrowhead Research Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Preferred Stock

 

 

Additional Paid-

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Non-controlling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

in Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

interest

 

 

Totals

 

Balance at September 30, 2013

 

32,489,444

 

 

$

124,859

 

 

 

9,900

 

 

$

10

 

 

 

193,514,766

 

 

$

(166,140,969

)

 

$

(1,763,877

)

 

$

25,734,789

 

Exercise of warrants

 

2,875,727

 

 

 

2,875

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

10,001,918

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

10,004,793

 

Exercise of stock options

 

377,112

 

 

 

377

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,368,885

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,369,262

 

Stock-based compensation

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,758,264

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,758,264

 

Common stock issued @ $5.86

 

3,071,672

 

 

 

3,072

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

14,057,040

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

14,060,112

 

Common stock issued @ $18.95

 

6,325,000

 

 

 

6,325

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

112,575,234

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

112,581,559

 

Preferred stock issued @ $1,000 per share

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

46,000

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

45,999,954

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

46,000,000

 

Common stock issued to Galloway

 

131,579

 

 

 

132

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

499,868

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

500,000

 

Settlements related to derivative liability

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,789,979

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,789,979

 

Preferred stock converted to common stock

 

7,638,033

 

 

 

7,638

 

 

 

(34,609

)

 

 

(35

)

 

 

(7,603

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Deconsolidation of Calando Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,303,911

 

 

 

1,303,911

 

Net loss for the nine months ended June 30, 2014

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(36,199,748

)

 

 

(95,132

)

 

 

(36,294,880

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at June 30, 2014

 

52,908,567

 

 

$

145,278

 

 

 

21,291

 

 

$

21

 

 

$

388,558,305

 

 

$

(202,340,717

)

 

$

(555,098

)

 

$

185,807,789

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

3


Arrowhead Research Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

June 30, 2013

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(36,294,880

)

 

$

(17,898,373

)

 

Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests

 

 

95,132

 

 

 

447,268

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Arrowhead

 

 

(36,199,748

)

 

 

(17,451,105

)

 

(Income) loss from discontinued operations

 

 

-

 

 

 

354

 

 

(Gain) loss on disposal of fixed assets

 

 

58,878

 

 

 

76,388

 

 

Change in value of derivatives

 

 

5,712,335

 

 

 

(215,620

)

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

3,758,264

 

 

 

1,114,375

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

1,075,238

 

 

 

1,352,448

 

 

Amortization (accretion) of note discounts, net

 

 

416,292

 

 

 

82,341

 

 

Non-cash gain in equity investment

 

 

(87,197

)

 

 

-

 

 

Non-cash impairment expense

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,315,721

 

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

(95,132

)

 

 

(447,268

)

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables

 

 

75,000

 

 

 

9,375

 

 

Other receivables

 

 

(517,986

)

 

 

1,080

 

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

(127,248

)

 

 

(441,373

)

 

Other assets

 

 

(11,402

)

 

 

(1,813

)

 

Accounts payable

 

 

990,929

 

 

 

183,959

 

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

459,690

 

 

 

95,132

 

 

Other liabilities

 

 

(4,480

)

 

 

(313,354

)

 

NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS

 

 

(24,496,567

)

 

 

(13,639,360

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(1,251,987

)

 

 

(191,656

)

 

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets

 

 

-

 

 

 

89,505

 

 

Purchase of marketable securities

 

 

(46,365,528

)

 

 

(4,058,003

)

 

Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

 

 

6,590,824

 

 

 

1,160,181

 

 

NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS

 

 

(41,026,691

)

 

 

(2,999,973

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal payments on capital leases

 

 

(257,178

)

 

 

(160,495

)

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock and preferred stock, net

 

 

172,641,720

 

 

 

42,448,824

 

 

Proceeds from the exercise of warrants and stock options

 

 

12,374,005

 

 

 

-

 

 

NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS

 

 

184,758,547

 

 

 

42,288,329

 

 

Cash flows from discontinued operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating cash flows

 

 

-

 

 

 

(354

)

 

Investing cash flows

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

Financing cash flows

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued operations:

 

 

-

 

 

 

(354

)

 

NET INCREASE IN CASH

 

 

119,235,289

 

 

 

25,648,642

 

 

CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

 

 

19,114,444

 

 

 

3,377,288

 

 

CASH AT END OF PERIOD

 

$

138,349,733

 

 

$

29,025,930

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplementary disclosures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$

21,478

 

 

$

32,139

 

 

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

4


SUPPLEMENTARY NON CASH TRANSACTIONS

On February 18, 2014, Arrowhead issued 131,579 shares of Common Stock valued at $500,000 to Galloway Limited, in settlement of a services agreement dated September 30, 2011.

On October 21, 2012, Arrowhead issued 239,894 shares of Common Stock to Roche in accordance with the terms of the Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement for Roche Madison Inc., to settle a liability of $986,049, which the Company had recorded upon the acquisition.

 

 

 

5


Arrowhead Research Corporation

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited)

Unless otherwise noted: (1) the term “Arrowhead” refers to Arrowhead Research Corporation, a Delaware corporation, (2) the terms the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our,” refer to the ongoing business operations of Arrowhead and its Subsidiaries, whether conducted through Arrowhead or a subsidiary of Arrowhead, (3) the term “Subsidiaries” refers collectively to Arrowhead Madison Inc. (“Madison”), Ablaris Therapeutics, Inc. (“Ablaris”), and Tego Biosciences Corporation (“Tego”), as well as our former subsidiaries,  Alvos Therapeutics, Inc. (“Alvos”) and Agonn Systems, Inc. (“Agonn”),which were merged into Arrowhead during 2013, and Calando Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Calando”), which was deconsolidated as of June 30, 2014, (4) the term “Minority Investments” refers collectively to Nanotope, Inc. (“Nanotope”), which was dissolved during 2013, and Leonardo Biosystems, Inc. (“Leonardo”) in which the company holds a less than majority ownership position, (5) the term “Common Stock” refers to Arrowhead’s Common Stock, (6) the term “Preferred Stock” refers to Arrowhead’s Preferred Stock and the term “Stockholder(s)” refers to the holders of Arrowhead Common Stock.

 

NOTE 1. ORGANIZATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Nature of Business

Arrowhead Research Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics. The Company is leveraging its proprietary Dynamic Polyconjugate (DPC) delivery platform to develop targeted drugs based on the RNA interference mechanism that efficiently silences disease-causing genes. Arrowhead’s pipeline includes ARC-520 for chronic hepatitis B virus, ARC-AAT for liver disease associated with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and partner-based programs in obesity and oncology.

 

Liquidity

Historically, the Company’s primary source of financing has been through the sale of equity securities.  Research and development activities have required significant capital investment since the Company’s inception and the Company expects its operations to continue to require cash investment in fiscal 2014 and beyond as the Company advances its research and development efforts, including clinical trials, and related drug manufacturing costs.  

At June 30, 201 4 , the Company had $138.3 million in cash to fund operations. In addition to its cash resources, the Company has invested excess cash in investment grade commercial bonds maturing in less than 27 months.  These bonds provide a source of liquidity, though the Company plans to hold them until maturity.  At June 30, 2014, the Company had invested $50.1 million in bonds.  During the nine months ended June 30, 2014, the Company’s cash position increased by $119.2 million, which was the result of the receipt of cash from the issuance of equity of $172.6 million and cash from the exercise of warrants and options of $12.4 million, partially offset by net cash invested in fixed income investments of $39.8 million, cash outflows of $24.5 million related to continuing operating activities and capital expenditures of $ 1.3 million.

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Principles of Consolidation—The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Arrowhead and its Subsidiaries.  Arrowhead’s primary operating subsidiary is Arrowhead Madison, which is located in Madison, Wisconsin, where the Company’s research and development facilities are located.  All significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation, and non-controlling interests are accounted for in the Company’s financial statements.

Basis of Presentation—The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, the financial statements do not include all of the information and notes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, including normal recurring accruals, considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for a full year.  The September 30, 2013 Consolidated Balance Sheet was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP. This financial information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2013.  Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period financial statements to conform to the current period presentation.  

Use of Estimates—The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the accompanying financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.  

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Cash and Cash Equivalents—The Company considers all liquid debt instruments purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.  The Company had no restricted cash at June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013.

Concentration of Credit Risk—The Company maintains several checking accounts for its operations at two financial institutions. These accounts are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for up to $250,000 per account. Management believes the Company is not exposed to significant credit risk due to the financial position of the depository institutions in which these deposits are held.

Investments—The Company invests excess cash balances in short-term and long-term marketable debt securities. Investments may consist of certificates of deposits, money market accounts, government-sponsored enterprise securities, corporate bonds and/or commercial paper. The Company accounts for its investment in marketable securities in accordance with FASB ASC 320, Investments – Debt and Equity Securities. This statement requires certain securities to be classified into three categories:

Held-to-maturity—Debt securities that the entity has the positive intent and ability to hold to maturity are reported at amortized cost.

Trading Securities—Debt and equity securities that are bought and held primarily for the purpose of selling in the near term are reported at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses included in earnings.

Available-for-Sale—Debt and equity securities not classified as either securities held-to-maturity or trading securities are reported at fair value with unrealized gains or losses excluded from earnings and reported as a separate component of shareholders’ equity.

The Company classifies its investments in marketable debt securities based on the facts and circumstances present at the time of purchase of the securities. At June 30, 2014 , the Company classified all of its investments as held-to-maturity.

Held-to-maturity investments are measured and recorded at amortized cost on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet. Discounts and premiums to par value of the debt securities are amortized to interest income/expense over the term of the security. No gains or losses on investment securities are realized until they are sold or a decline in fair value is determined to be other-than-temporary.  See further information regarding the Company’s short and long term investments in Note 2 – Investments.

See further information regarding fair market value of marketable debt securities in Note 10 – Fair Value Measurements, such fair market data is obtained from independent pricing services.

Property and Equipment—Property and equipment are recorded at cost, which may equal fair market value in the case of property and equipment acquired in conjunction with a business acquisition. Depreciation of property and equipment is recorded using the straight-line method over the respective useful lives of the assets ranging from three to seven years. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the lesser of the expected useful life or the remaining lease term. Long-lived assets, including property and equipment are reviewed for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of these assets may not be recoverable.

Intangible Assets Subject to Amortization—Intangible assets subject to amortization included certain license agreements acquired through business combinations. Intangible assets subject to amortization are reviewed for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of these assets may not be recoverable.

In-Process Research & Development (IPR&D)—IPR&D assets represent capitalized on-going research projects that Arrowhead acquired through business combinations. Such assets are initially measured at their acquisition date fair values. The amounts capitalized are being accounted for as indefinite-lived intangible assets, subject to impairment testing until completion or abandonment of R&D efforts associated with the project. Upon successful completion of a project, Arrowhead will make a determination as to the then remaining useful life of the intangible asset and begin amortization. Arrowhead tests its indefinite-lived assets for impairment at least annually, through a two-step process. The first step is a qualitative assessment to determine if it is more likely than not that the indefinite lived assets are impaired. Arrowhead considers relevant events and circumstances that could affect the inputs used to determine the fair value of the intangible assets. If the qualitative assessment indicates that it is more likely than not that the intangible assets are impaired, a second step is performed which is a quantitative test to determine the fair value of the intangible asset. If the carrying amount of the intangible assets exceeds its fair value, an impairment loss is recorded in the amount of that excess. If circumstances determine that it is appropriate, the Company may also elect to bypass step one, and proceed directly to the second step.

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Contingent Consideration - The consideration for our acquisitions often includes future payments that are contingent upon the occurrence of a particular event.  For example, milestone payments might be based on the achievement of various regulatory approvals or future sales milestones, and royalty payments might be based on drug product sales levels. The Company records a contingent consideration obligation for such contingent payments at fair value on the acquisition date. The Company estimates the fair value of contingent consideration obligations through valuation models designed to estimate the probability of such contingent payments based on various assumptions and incorporating estimated success rates.  Estimated payments are discounted using present value techniques to arrive at estimated fair value at the balance sheet date. Changes in the fair value of our contingent consideration obligations are recognized within our consolidated statements of operations. Changes in the fair value of the contingent consideration obligations can result from changes to one or multiple inputs, including adjustments to the discount rates, changes in the amount or timing of expected expenditures associated with product development, changes in the amount or timing of cash flows from products upon commercialization, changes in the assumed achievement or timing of any development milestones, changes in the probability of certain clinical events and changes in the assumed probability associated with regulatory approval. These fair value measurements are based on significant inputs not observable in the market. Substantial judgment is employed in determining the appropriateness of these assumptions as of the acquisition date and for each subsequent period. Accordingly, changes in assumptions could have a material impact on the amount of contingent consideration expense the Company records in any given period.

Minority Equity Investments—The Company had a minority equity investment in Leonardo, a privately held biotechnology company.  Based on the status of the development of Leonardo’s program, this investment has been fully impaired and the net book value at June 30, 2014 is $0.  The operations of Leonardo ceased in December 2013.

Non-controlling Interests in Majority-Owned Subsidiaries—Operating losses applicable to majority-owned Calando, Ablaris and, prior to its disposal, Unidym have periodically exceeded the non-controlling interests in the equity capital of either Subsidiary. Such excess losses applicable to the non-controlling interests have been and are borne by the Company as there is no obligation of the non-controlling interests to fund any losses in excess of their original investment. There is also no obligation or commitment on the part of the Company to fund operating losses of any Subsidiary whether wholly-owned or majority-owned. The Company allocates the non-controlling interests’ share of net loss in excess of the non-controlling interests’ initial investment in accordance with FASB ASC 810-10.

When there is a change in the Company’s proportionate ownership share of a development-stage Subsidiary resulting from additional equity transactions in the Subsidiary, the change is accounted for as an equity transaction in consolidation. To the extent that the increase in the calculated value of the Company’s interest in the equity of the Subsidiary exceeds the Company’s investment in the transaction, that increase in value is referred to as the Company’s “increase in its proportionate share of the Subsidiary’s equity” and the amount is recorded as an increase in the Company’s Additional Paid-in Capital.

Revenue Recognition—Revenue from license fees are recorded when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, title has passed or services have been rendered, a price is fixed and determinable, and collection is reasonably assured. The Company may generate revenue from product sales, technology licenses, collaborative research and development arrangements, and research grants. Revenue under technology licenses and collaborative agreements typically consists of nonrefundable and/or guaranteed technology license fees, collaborative research funding and various milestone and future product royalty or profit-sharing payments.

Payments under collaborative research and development agreements are recognized ratably over the relevant periods specified in the agreement, generally the period during which research and development is conducted. Revenue from up-front license fees, milestones and product royalties are recognized as earned based on the completion of the milestones and product sales, as defined in the respective agreements. Payments received in advance of recognition as revenue are recorded as deferred revenue.

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts—The Company accrues an allowance for doubtful accounts based on estimates of uncollectible revenues by analyzing historical collections, accounts receivable aging and other factors. Accounts receivable are written off when all collection attempts have failed.

Research and Development—Costs and expenses that can be clearly identified as research and development are charged to expense as incurred in accordance with FASB ASC 730-10.

Earnings (Loss) per Share—Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed using the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share are computed using the weighted-average number of common shares and dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period. Dilutive potential common shares primarily consist of stock options issued to employees and consultants and warrants to purchase Common Stock of the Company.  

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Stock-Based Compensation—The Company accounts for share-based compensation arrangements in accordance with FASB ASC 718, which requires the measurement and recognition of compensation expense for all share-based payment awards to be based on estimated fair values. The Company uses the Black-Scholes option valuation model to estimate the fair value of its stock options at the date of grant. The Black-Scholes option valuation model requires the input of subjective assumptions to calculate the value of stock options. The Company uses historical data and other information to estimate the expected price volatility and the expected forfeiture rate.

Derivative Assets and Liabilities – The Company accounts for warrants and other derivative financial instruments as either equity or assets/liabilities based upon the characteristics and provisions of each instrument. Warrants classified as equity are recorded as additional paid-in capital on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet and no further adjustments to their valuation are made. Some of the Company’s warrants were determined to be ineligible for equity classification because of provisions that may result in an adjustment to their exercise price. Warrants classified as derivative liabilities and other derivative financial instruments that require separate accounting as assets or liabilities are recorded on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet at their fair value on the date of issuance and are revalued on each subsequent balance sheet date until such instruments are exercised or expire, with any changes in the fair value between reporting periods recorded as other income or expense. The Company estimates the fair value of these assets/liabilities using option pricing models that are based on the individual characteristics of the warrants or instruments on the valuation date, as well as assumptions for expected volatility, expected life and risk-free interest rate.

Income Taxes—The Company accounts for income taxes under the liability method, which requires the recognition of deferred income tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred income taxes are recognized for the tax consequences in future years of differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their financial reporting amounts at each period end based on enacted tax laws and statutory tax rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred income tax assets to the amount expected to be realized. The provision for income taxes, if any, represents the tax payable for the period and the change in deferred income tax assets and liabilities during the period.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

In June 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-10, Development Stage Entities (Topic 915): Elimination of Certain Financial Reporting Requirements, Including an Amendment to Variable Interest Entities Guidance , which eliminates the distinction and separate requirements for development stage entities and other reporting entities under U.S. GAAP.  Specifically the amendment eliminates the requirement for development stage entities to 1) present inception-to-date information in the statements of income, cash flow and shareholders’ equity, 2) label the financial statements as those of a development stage entity, 3) disclose a description of the development stage activities in which the entity is engaged and 4) disclose the first year in which the entity is no longer a development stage entity that in prior years it had been in the development stage.  ASU 2014-10 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2014 with early adoption permitted.  The Company has adopted ASU 2014-10 effectively with the filing of this Form 10-Q.  

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) , which will supersede nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under GAAP. ASU No. 2014-09 provides that an entity recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This update also requires additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts, including significant judgments and changes in judgments, and assets recognized from costs incurred to obtain or fulfill a contract. ASU No. 2014-09 allows for either full retrospective or modified retrospective adoption and will become effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2018. The Company is evaluating the potential effects of the adoption of this update on its financial statements.

In July 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-11, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists , which eliminates diversity in practice for the presentation of an unrecognized tax benefit when a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss or a tax credit carryforward is available to reduce the taxable income or tax payable that would result from disallowance of a tax position. ASU 2013-11 affects only the presentation of such amounts in an entity’s balance sheet and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2013 and interim periods within those years. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is evaluating the impact, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2013-11 on its Consolidated Balance Sheet.

                        

 

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NOTE 2. INVESTMENTS

The Company invests its excess cash balances in short-term and long-term debt securities.  Investments at June 30, 2014 consisted of corporate bonds with maturities remaining of less than three years at the time of purchase.  The Company may also invest excess cash balances in certificates of deposit, money market accounts, US Treasuries, US government agency obligations, corporate debt securities, and/or commercial paper.  The Company accounts for its investments in accordance with FASB ASC 320, Investments – Debt and Equity Securities.  At June 30, 2014 , all investments were classified as held-to-maturity securities.

The following tables summarize the Company’s short and long-term investments as of June 30, 2014, and September 30, 2013.

 

 

As of June 30, 2014

 

 

Amortized Cost

 

 

Gross Unrealized Gains

 

 

Gross Unrealized Losses

 

 

Fair Value

 

Commercial notes (due within one year)

$

23,834,408

 

 

$

1,850

 

 

$

(237,181

)

 

$

23,599,077

 

Commercial notes (due after one year within three years)

 

26,284,862

 

 

 

3,899

 

 

 

(152,222

)

 

 

26,136,599

 

Total

$

50,119,270

 

 

$

5,749

 

 

$

(389,403

)

 

$

49,735,616

 

 

 

As of September 30, 2013

 

 

Amortized Cost

 

 

Gross Unrealized Gains

 

 

Gross Unrealized Losses

 

 

Fair Value

 

Commercial notes (due within one year)

$

9,030,261

 

 

$

7,500

 

 

$

(39,281

)

 

$

8,998,480

 

Commercial notes (due after one year within three years)

 

1,702,153

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,362

)

 

 

1,699,791

 

Total

$

10,732,414

 

 

$

7,500

 

 

$

(41,643

)

 

$

10,698,271

 

 

NOTE 3. FIXED ASSETS

Property, equipment and other fixed assets are recorded at cost, which may equal fair market value in the case of property and equipment acquired in conjunction with a business acquisition. Depreciation of property and equipment is recorded using the straight-line method over the respective useful lives of the assets ranging from three to seven years. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the lesser of the expected useful life or the remaining lease term.

 

 

Balance as of

 

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

September 30, 2013

 

Computers, office equipment and furniture

$

334,162

 

 

$

323,376

 

Research equipment

 

4,248,606

 

 

 

3,452,013

 

Software

 

69,623

 

 

 

69,623

 

Leasehold improvements

 

2,955,217

 

 

 

2,749,409

 

Total gross fixed assets

 

7,607,608

 

 

 

6,594,421

 

Less:   Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(3,933,477

)

 

 

(3,081,186

)

Property and equipment, net

$

3,674,131

 

 

$

3,513,235

 

 

NOTE 4. ACQUISITIONS

Roche Madison

On October 21, 2011, the Company entered into a Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement (the “RNAi Purchase Agreement”) with Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. and F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (collectively, “Roche”), pursuant to which the Company purchased from Roche (i) all of the outstanding common stock of Roche Madison Inc. (“Roche Madison”, now “Arrowhead Madison”) and (ii) the intellectual property rights then held by Roche related to its RNAi business and identified in the RNAi Purchase Agreement (the “Transaction”). In consideration for the purchase of Roche Madison and the Roche RNAi assets, the Company issued to Roche a promissory note with a principal value of $50,000 and 1,288,158 shares of Common Stock.

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Pursuant to the RNAi Purchase Agreement, Roche has a right of first negotiation on certain product candidates developed by the Company and its affiliates relating to the purchased assets. If the Company proposes to out-license or enters into substantive negotiations to out-license, any Clinical Candidate or Existing Candidate (as such terms are defined in the RNAi Purchase Agreement), the Company must give notice of the Candidate it proposes to out-license and negotiate exclusively and in good faith with Roche for 90 days regarding the applicable out-license. This right of first negotiation applies to all Existing Candidates (as defined in the RNAi Purchase Agreement) and the first five Clinical Candidates for which the Company delivers notice to Roche and subsequently enters into an out-license.

In addition to the consideration paid by the Company as per the closing terms, the Company is obligated to make certain royalty and milestone payments to Roche upon the occurrence of certain events. For certain product candidates that are developed by the Company that are covered by a valid claim by the patent rights transferred in the Transaction for which the Company and Roche do not enter into a licensing arrangement, the Company will be obligated to pay a 3% royalty on Net Sales (as defined in the RNAi Purchase Agreement), provided that the royalty rate may be reduced or offset in certain circumstances. The obligation to pay royalties on such candidates will last until the later of (i) the expiration of the last to expire patent right related to such product candidate that was transferred in the Transaction and (ii) ten years after the first commercial sale of such product candidate.

The Company will also be obligated to make cash payments to Roche upon the achievement of various milestones for certain clinical candidates, for which the Company and Roche do not enter into a licensing arrangement, including the first regulatory approval in certain jurisdictions, and upon certain annual sales milestones for candidates that receive regulatory approval. The potential payments range from $2,500,000 to $6,000,000 per milestone. At the time of acquisition, the Company’s estimate of future payments for potential royalties and milestones had a net present value of $84,935 which was recorded as contingent consideration as a part of other non-current liabilities.  Contingent consideration is calculated by modeling research and development activities for clinical candidates, forecasting timelines to market, and using “peak sales” estimate modeling, cash flows and potential milestone and royalty payments are calculated.  The modeling assumes certain success rates, and discount factors related to riskiness of projects and the time value of money to calculate a net present value of future consideration payments to Roche.  These estimates are based on many unknown variables that are difficult to estimate, and due to the extended process of drug development prior to marketing of drug candidates, the models must extend many years into the future.  Such predictions are inherently uncertain.  On a quarterly basis, the Company re-evaluates its contingent consideration, and if material, makes adjustments to the recorded liability.  Any adjustment to the contingent consideration liability is reflected in the Company’s Statement of Operations.  During fiscal 2013, the contingent consideration liability was increased by $1.4 million, which is recorded as a part of other non-current liabilities on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet. There have been no changes to the liability during the nine months ended June 30, 2014.  For additional information related to our valuation of this obligation, see Note 10, Fair Value Measurements .

 

NOTE 5. INTANGIBLE ASSETS

Intangible assets consist of in-process research and development (“IPR&D”) not subject to amortization, and other intangible assets subject to amortization, which were capitalized as a part of a business combination.

IPR&D represents projects that have not yet received regulatory approval and are required to be classified as indefinite assets until the successful completion or the abandonment of the associated R&D efforts. Accordingly, during the development period after the date of acquisition, these assets will not be amortized until approval is obtained in one or more jurisdictions which, individually or combined, are expected to generate a significant portion of the total revenue expected to be earned by an IPR&D project. At that time, we will determine the useful life of the asset, reclassify the asset out of IPR&D and begin amortization. If the associated R&D effort is abandoned the related IPR&D assets will likely be written off and we would record an impairment loss.

Intangible assets subject to amortization include patents capitalized as part of a business combination as well as license agreements capitalized as part of a business combination from the acquisition of Roche Madison.   The license agreements are being amortized over the estimated life remaining at the time of acquisition which was 4 years, and the accumulated amortization of the assets is approximately $147,800. Patents have been amortized over a period of three years to twenty years, however the patent assets were fully impaired as of September 30, 2013. Amortization expense for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014 was approximately $13,663 and $40,990, respectively.  Amortization expense for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2013 was approximately $74,115 and $222,345, respectively. Amortization of license agreements is expected to be approximately $14,000 for the remainder of fiscal year 201 4, $55,000 in 201 5 , $14,000 in 2016, and zero thereafter.

We review amounts capitalized as IPR&D for impairment at least annually in the fourth quarter, and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable. In the event the carrying value of the assets is not expected to be recovered, the assets are written down to their estimated fair values. We continue to test our indefinite-lived IPR&D assets for potential impairment until the projects are completed or abandoned.

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The following table provides details on our intangible asset balances:

 

 

Intangible assets
not subject to
amortization

 

  

Intangible assets
subject to
amortization

 

 

Total
Intangible assets

 

Balance at September 30, 2012

$

3,117,322

 

 

$

1,667,247

 

 

$

4,784,569

 

Impairment

 

-

 

 

 

(1,308,047

)

 

 

(1,308,047

)

Amortization

 

-

 

 

 

(236,009

)

 

 

(236,009

)

Balance at September 30, 2013

$

3,117,322

 

 

$

123,191

 

 

$

3,240,513

 

Amortization

 

-

 

 

 

(40,990

)

 

 

(40,990

)

Balance at June 30, 2014

$

3,117,322

 

 

$

82,201

 

 

$

3,199,523

 

 

NOTE 6. INVESTMENT IN SUBSIDIARIES

In addition to 100% ownership interest in Arrowhead Madison Inc., Arrowhead also maintains majority ownership in Calando Pharmaceuticals, Ablaris Therapeutics, Inc., and a minority investment in Leonardo Biosystems, Inc.

Calando Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Calando is a developer of polymer delivery systems for siRNA and small molecule based therapeutics.  Calando’s current cash resources preclude additional development of its platform technology and therapeutic candidates.  Arrowhead has determined that it will not provide substantial further investment to Calando based on Arrowhead evaluation of Calando’s development and business prospects and Calando has been unsuccessful in its efforts to obtain capital from other sources.  Calando has ceased operations and terminated its technology license with the California Institute of Technology on which its siRNA therapeutic development efforts were based.  Further, pursuant to an involuntary petition by an unpaid Noteholder, Calando is undergoing Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings.

In 2009, Calando outlicensed its small molecule program to Cerulean Pharma, Inc., a Boston, MA-based biotech company which has continued the development of the program.  Under the license, as the development program progresses, Calando could collect partnership, milestone and royalty payments from Cerulean.  

Calando has an outstanding promissory note with a balance of principal and interest totaling $1,253,000 as of June 30, 2014.  The promissory note became due on November 26, 2013, but was not repaid due to lack of cash resources at Calando.  The holder of the Note initiated an involuntary petition of bankruptcy against Calando.  A trustee has been appointed and a meeting of Calando creditors has occurred.  It is expected that the trustee will dispose of Calando assets, primarily its license agreement with Cerulean.  The Company cannot estimate the proceeds from the disposition of Calando’s assets, nor how it will be distributed amongst its various creditors, which includes Arrowhead and the holder of the Note.  During the nine months ended June 30, 2014, Arrowhead deconsolidated Calando based on the fact that Calando is now subject to the control of the bankruptcy trustee.  The deconsolidation of Calando resulted in an approximately $87,000 gain to the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Operations.    

As of June 30, 2014, Calando owed to Arrowhead $ 4.5 million under a series of 8% simple interest notes and advances. It is unlikely these notes will be repaid in full. The balance of the notes and advances has been fully reserved.   

As of June 30, 2014, Arrowhead owned 79 % of the outstanding shares of Calando and 76 % on a fully diluted basis.  As a result of the ongoing bankruptcy proceeding for Calando, we do not expect our equity ownership to result in any return of capital as part of the liquidation of Calando.  

Ablaris Therapeutics, Inc.

Ablaris was formed and began operations in fiscal 2011, based on the license of certain anti-obesity technology developed at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. During fiscal 2011, Ablaris raised $2.9 million in cash, of which $1.3 million was invested by Arrowhead and $1.6 million was invested by outside investors, through the issuance of Ablaris Series A Preferred stock.

As of June 30, 2014, Arrowhead owned 64 % of the outstanding shares of Ablaris and 64 % on a fully diluted basis.

Leonardo Biosystems, Inc.

Leonardo, a privately-held drug-delivery company in which Arrowhead has a 3% ownership interest, ceased operations in December 2013. Arrowhead’s investment in Leonardo and its receivable from Leonardo have been fully reserved.  

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NOTE 7. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

At June 30, 2014, the Company had a total of 150,000,000 shares of capital stock authorized for issuance, consisting of 145,000,000 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001, and 5,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock, par value $0.001.

At June 30, 2014, 52,908,567 shares of Common Stock were outstanding.  Additionally, 21,291 shares of Preferred Stock were outstanding, including 5,291 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, convertible into 2,891,257 shares of Common Stock, and 16,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, convertible into 2,730,375 shares of Common Stock, (collectively, the “Outstanding Preferred Stock”). At June 30, 2014, 7,182,925 shares were reserved for issuance upon vesting of restricted stock units and exercise of stock options granted under Arrowhead’s 2000 Stock Option Plan, 2004 Equity Incentive Plan, and 2013 Incentive Plan, as well as for inducement grants made to new employees.

The Outstanding Preferred Stock is convertible to Common Stock by each holder at its stated conversion price, subject to a 9.99% beneficial ownership limit for each holder.  The holders of Outstanding Preferred Stock are eligible to vote with the Common Stock of the Company on an as-converted basis, but only to the extent they are eligible for conversion without exceeding the 9.99% ownership limitation. The Outstanding Preferred Stock does not carry a coupon, but is entitled to receive dividends on a pari passu basis with the Common Stock, when and if declared.  In any liquidation or dissolution of the Company, the holders of Outstanding Preferred Stock are entitled to participate in the distribution of the assets, to the extent legally available for distribution, on a pari passu basis with the Common Stock.

On October 20, 2011, the Company and Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (“LPC”) entered into a $15 million purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), whereby LPC agreed to purchase up to $15 million of Common Stock, subject to certain limitations, from time to time during the three-year term of the Purchase Agreement. The Company has the right, in its sole discretion, over a 36-month period to sell up to $15 million of Common Stock (subject to certain limitations) to LPC, depending on certain conditions as set forth in the Purchase Agreement. As of June 30, 2014, the Company had drawn $1 million from the facility.

On October 11, 2013, the Company sold 3,071,672 shares of common stock, at a price of $5.86 per share, and 46,000 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Shares”), at a price of $1,000 per share. The Preferred Shares are convertible into shares of common stock at a conversion price of $5.86. The aggregate purchase price paid by the Purchasers for the Shares and Preferred Shares was $64,000,000 and the Company received net proceeds of approximately $60,000,000, after advisory fees and offering expenses.

On February 24, 2014, the Company sold 6,325,000 shares of common stock, at a public offering price of $18.95 per share.  Net proceeds were approximately $112.6 million after underwriting commissions and discounts and other offering expense.

The following table summarizes information about warrants outstanding at June 30, 2014:

 

 

Exercise prices

 

Number of 
Warrants

 

  

Remaining
Life in Years

 

$

70.60

 

 

94,897

 

 

 

2.9

 

$

5.00

 

 

416,225

 

 

 

1.2

 

$

5.09

 

 

291,204

 

 

 

0.4

 

$

1.38

 

 

24,324

 

 

 

1.5

 

$

4.16

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

2.5

 

$

3.25

 

 

334,347

 

 

 

2.1

 

$

2.12

 

 

75,000

 

 

 

3.5

 

$

1.83

 

 

289,784

 

 

 

3.5

 

Total warrants outstanding

 

 

1,526,781

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE 8. LEASES

The Company leases office space for its corporate headquarters in Pasadena, California. In March 2014, the Company signed a lease addendum to expand its corporate headquarters.  It is expected the new space will be available in September 2014.  The leases for the expansion space and the current space will expire in August 2019.   Rental costs, including the expansion space are approximately $22,000 per month, increasing approximately 3% annually.

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The Company’s research facility in Madison, Wisconsin is leased through February 28, 2019. Monthly rental expense is approximately $25,000. Other monthly rental expenses include common area maintenance and real estate taxes totaling approximately $16,000 per month. Utilities costs are approximately $15,000 per month. Including monthly payments recorded under a capital lease of approximately $19,000, total monthly costs are approximately $75,000 per month.

Facility and equipment rent expense, related to continuing operations, for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014 was $138,000 and $403,000, respectively.  Facility and equipment rent expense, related to continuing operations, for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2013 was $126,000 and $407,000, respectively.  

As of June 30, 2014, future minimum lease payments due in fiscal years under capitalized leases are as follows:

 

201 4 (remainder of)

$

57,105

 

201 5

 

228,420

 

201 6

 

228,420

 

201 7

 

228,420

 

201 8

 

228,420

 

201 9 and thereafter

 

95,175

 

Less interest

 

(40,681

)

Principal

 

1,025,279

 

Less current portion

 

(213,110

)

Noncurrent portion

$

812,169

 

As of June 30, 2014, future minimum lease payments due in fiscal years under operating leases are as follows:

 

201 4 (remainder of)

$

134,164

 

201 5

 

580,626

 

201 6

 

597,196

 

201 7

 

613,984

 

201 8

 

638,217

 

201 9 and thereafter

 

432,861

 

Total

$

2,997,048

 

 

NOTE 9. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

Arrowhead has three plans that provide for equity-based compensation. Under the 2000 Stock Option Plan, 38,000 shares of Arrowhead’s Common Stock are reserved for issuance upon exercise of non-qualified stock options. No further grants can be made under the 2000 Stock Option Plan. The 2004 Equity Incentive Plan reserves 2,734,840 shares for the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards and performance unit/share awards to employees, consultants and others.  The 2013 Incentive Plan reserves 4,000,000 shares for the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards and performance awards to employees, consultant and others.  As of June 30, 2014, there were options granted and outstanding to purchase 38,000, 2,638,652 and 736,875 shares of Common Stock under the 2000 Stock Option Plan, the 2004 Equity Incentive Plan and the 2013 Incentive Plan, respectively. Also, as of June 30, 2014, there were 410,085 shares reserved for options issued outside of equity compensation plans as inducement grants to new employees. During the nine months ended June 30, 2014, no options were granted under the 2004 Equity Incentive Plan, 765,000 were issued under the 2013 Incentive Plan and 165,000 options were granted outside of equity incentive plans as inducement stock options to new employees.

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The following tables summarize information about stock options:

 

 

Number of
Options
Outstanding

 

 

Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
Per Share

 

  

Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term

 

  

Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value

 

Balance At September 30, 201 2

 

1,910,794

  

 

6.10

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

1,509,166

  

 

2.03

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancelled

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

(675

)  

 

3.93

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance At September 30, 201 3

 

3,419,285

  

 

$

4.68

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

930,000

 

 

$

14.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancelled

 

(148,561

)

 

$

5.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

(377,112

)

 

$

6.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance At June 30, 2014

 

3,823,612

 

 

$

6.75

 

 

 

8.3 years

 

 

$

30,271,011

 

Exercisable At June 30, 2014

 

1,532,180

  

 

$

5.80

  

  

 

7.3 years

 

 

$

13,666,712

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014 was $1,070,631 and $2,186,653, respectively. Stock-based compensation expense for the three and nine months ended June 30, 201 3 was $363,593 and $1,114,375, respectively. There is no income tax benefit as the Company is currently operating at a loss and an actual income tax benefit may not be realized. The loss creates a timing difference, resulting in a deferred tax asset, which is fully reserved by a valuation allowance.

The aggregate grant date fair value of the options granted by the Company during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014 is estimated at $ 1,176,000 and $ 8,295,600 , respectively. The aggregate grant date fair value of the options granted by the Company during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2013 is estimated at $ 1,094,295 and $ 1,197,588 , respectively.

The intrinsic value of the options exercised during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014 was $371,334 and $3,606,061, respectively.  No options were exercised during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2013.

As of June 30, 2014, the pre-tax compensation expense for all unvested stock options in the amount of approximately $10,514,619 will be recognized in the Company’s results of operations over a weighted average period of 3.2 years.

The fair value of each stock option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The Black-Scholes option valuation model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options, which do not have vesting restrictions and are fully transferable. The determination of the fair value of each stock option is affected by the Company’s stock price on the date of grant, as well as assumptions regarding a number of highly complex and subjective variables. Because the Company’s employee stock options have characteristics significantly different from those of traded options, and because changes in the subjective input assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimate, in management’s opinion, the existing models do not necessarily provide a reliable single measure of the fair value of its employee stock options.

The assumptions used to value stock options are as follows:

 

 

 

Nine months ended June 30,

 

 

201 4

 

201 3

Dividend yield

 

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

1.8% to 2.5%  

 

0.7%  to 1.3%

Volatility

 

69%

 

69%

Expected life (in years)

 

6.25 to 9.72

 

5.5 to 6.25

Weighted average grant date fair value per share of options granted

 

$8.92

 

$1.26

 

The dividend yield is zero as the Company currently does not pay a dividend.

The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury bond.

Volatility is estimated based on volatility average of the Company’s Common Stock price.

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Restricted Stock Units

Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are granted under the Company’s 2013 Incentive Plan.  During the nine months ended June 30, 2014, the Company issued 470,000 restricted stock units to certain members of management and certain members of its Board of Directors.  At vesting each RSU will be exchanged for one share of the Company’s Common Stock. The RSUs issued to management vest in equal installments on the one and two year anniversary of the date of grant.  The RSUs issued to the members of the Board of Directors vest upon the one year anniversary of the date of grant.  

The following table summarizes the activity of the Company’s Restricted Stock Units:

 

 

 


Number of
RSUs

 

 

Weighted-
Average
Grant
Date
Fair Value

 

  

 

Unvested at September 30, 201 3

 

-

  

 

$

-

  

  

 

 

Granted

 

470,000

 

 

 

14.54

 

 

 

 

Vested

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

Forfeited

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

Unvested at June 30, 2014

 

470,000

 

 

$

14.54

 

 

 

 

 

The Company recorded $968,051 and $1,571,611 of expense relating to restricted stock units during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014 respectively, and such expense is included in stock-based compensation expense.  There was no expense relating to restricted stock units during the three and nine months ended June 30, 2013.

As of June 30, 2014, the pre-tax compensation expense for all unvested restricted stock units in the amount of approximately $5,291,302 will be recognized in the Company’s results of operations over a weighted average period of 1.5 years.

 

NOTE 10. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The Company measures its financial assets and liabilities at fair value. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (i.e., exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Additionally, the Company is required to provide disclosure and categorize assets and liabilities measured at fair value into one of three different levels depending on the assumptions (i.e., inputs) used in the valuation. Level 1 provides the most reliable measure of fair value while Level 3 generally requires significant management judgment. Financial assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input significant to the fair value measurement. The fair value hierarchy is defined as follows:

Level 1—Valuations are based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2—Valuations are based on quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, or quoted prices in markets that are not active for which significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly.

Level 3—Valuations are based on prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement. Inputs reflect management’s best estimate of what market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability at the measurement date.

The following table summarizes fair value measurements at June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013 for assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis:

June 30, 2014:

 

 

Level 1

 

 

Level 2

 

 

Level 3

 

 

Total

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

138,349,733

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

138,349,733

 

Derivative assets

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Derivative liabilities

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

4,018,719

 

 

$

4,018,719

 

Contingent consideration obligations related to acquisitions

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,595,273

 

 

$

1,595,273

 

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September 30, 2013 :

 

 

Level 1

 

 

Level 2

 

 

Level 3

 

 

Total

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

19,114,444

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

19,114,444

 

Derivative assets

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Derivative liabilities

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

4,096,363

 

 

$

4,096,363

 

Contingent consideration obligations related to acquisitions

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,595,273

 

 

$

1,595,273

 

The Company invests its excess cash balances in short and long-term corporate bonds, generally with remaining maturities of less than two years.  At June 30, 2014, the Company had short-term investments of $23,834,408, and long-term investments of $26,284,862, for a total of $50,119,270.  The fair value of its investment at June 30, 2014 was $49,735,616.  The Company expects to hold such investments until maturity, and thus unrealized gains and losses from the fluctuations in the fair value of the securities are not likely to be realized.

As part of the proceeds from the sale of Unidym in January 2011, Arrowhead received a bond from Wisepower in the face amount of $2.5 million. The bond is convertible to Wisepower common stock at a price of $2.00 per share. The conversion feature is subject to derivative accounting as prescribed under ASC 815. Accordingly, the fair value of the conversion feature on the date of issuance was estimated using an option pricing model and recorded on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as a derivative asset. The fair value of the conversion feature is estimated at the end of each reporting period and the change in the fair value of the conversion feature is recorded as a non-operating gain/loss as change in value of derivatives in Company’s Consolidated Statement of Operations. During the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the trading of Wisepower stock was halted. Trading resumed in July 2013, but the trading price is significantly below the conversion price.  During fiscal 2013, the Company determined that the probability of realizing value from the conversion feature was remote, and the derivative asset value was reduced to zero.

During the nine months ended June 30, 2014, there was no change in the fair value of the derivative asset.

The assumptions used in valuing the derivative asset were not applicable as the value has been determined to be zero at June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2013.

The following is a reconciliation of the derivative asset:

 

Value at September 30, 2012

$

250,250

 

Receipt of instruments

 

 

Decrease in value

 

(250,250

)

Net settlements

 

 

Value at September 30, 2013

$

 

Receipt of instruments

 

 

Decrease in value

 

 

Net settlements

 

 

Value at June 30, 2014

$

 

As part of an equity financing in June 2010, Arrowhead issued warrants to acquire up to 329,649 shares of Common Stock (the “2010 Warrants”), of which 24,324 warrants were outstanding at June 30, 2014. Similarly, as part of a financing in December 2012, Arrowhead issued warrants to acquire up to 912,543 shares of Common Stock (the “2012 Warrants”) of which 265,161 warrants were outstanding at June 30, 2014.  Further, as part of a financing in January 2013, Arrowhead issued warrants to acquire up to 833,530 shares of Common Stock (the “2013 Warrants”) of which 24,623 warrants were outstanding at June 30, 2014.  Each of the warrants discussed above contains a mechanism to adjust the strike price upon the issuance of certain dilutive equity securities. If during the terms of the Warrants, the Company issues Common Stock at a price lower than the exercise price for the Warrants, the exercise price would be reduced to the amount equal to the issuance price of the Common Stock.  As a result of these features, the 2010 Warrants, the 2012 Warrants, and the 2013 Warrants are subject to derivative accounting as prescribed under ASC 815. Accordingly, the fair value of the Warrants on the date of issuance was estimated using an option pricing model and recorded on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as a derivative liability. The fair value of the Warrants is estimated at the end of each reporting period and the change in the fair value of the Warrants is recorded as a non-operating gain or loss as change in value of derivatives in the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Operations. During the nine months ended June 30, 2014, the Company recorded a non-cash loss from the change in fair value of the derivative liability of $5,680,544.

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The assumptions used in valuing the derivative liability were as follows:

 

2010 Warrants

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

September 30, 2013

Risk free interest rate

 

0.11%

 

 

0.33%

Expected life

 

1.5 Years

 

 

2.2 Years

Dividend yield

 

None

 

 

None

Volatility

 

69%

 

 

69%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Warrants

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

September 30, 2013

Risk free interest rate

 

0.88%

 

 

1.39%

Expected life

 

3.5 Years

 

 

4.2 Years

Dividend yield

 

None

 

 

None

Volatility

 

69%

 

 

69%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Warrants

 

June 30, 2014

 

 

September 30, 2013

Risk free interest rate

 

0.88%

 

 

1.39%

Expected life

 

3.6 Years

 

 

4.3 Years

Dividend yield

 

None

 

 

None

Volatility

 

69%

 

 

69%

The following is a reconciliation of the derivative liability related to these warrants:

 

Value at September 30, 2012

$

626,195

 

Issuance of instruments

 

2,153,819

 

Change in value

 

5,066,591

 

Net settlements

 

(3,754,808

)

Value at September 30, 2013

$

4,091,797

 

Issuance of instruments

 

 

Change in value

 

5,680,544

 

Net settlements

 

(5,789,982)

 

Value at June 30, 2014

$

3,982,359

 

 

 

 

 

In conjunction with the financing of Ablaris in fiscal 2011, Arrowhead sold exchange rights to certain investors whereby the investors have the right to exchange their shares of Ablaris for a prescribed number of Arrowhead shares based upon a predefined ratio. The exchange rights have a seven-year term. During the first year, the exchange right allows the holder to exchange one Ablaris share for 0.06 Arrowhead shares (as adjusted for a subsequent reverse stock split). This ratio declines to 0.04 in the second year, 0.03 in the third year and 0.02 in the fourth year. In the fifth year and beyond the exchange ratio is 0.01. Exchange rights for 675,000 Ablaris shares were sold in fiscal 2011, and remain outstanding at June 30, 2014. The exchange rights are subject to derivative accounting as prescribed under ASC 815. Accordingly, the fair value of the exchange rights on the date of issuance was estimated using an option pricing model and recorded on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as a derivative liability. The fair value of the exchange rights is estimated at the end of each reporting period and the change in the fair value of the exchange rights is recorded as a non-operating gain or loss as change in value of derivatives in the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Operations. During the nine months ended June 30, 2014, the Company recorded a non-cash loss from the change in fair value of the derivative liability of $31,791.

 

 

June 30,  201 4

 

September 30,  2013

Risk free interest rate

0.88%

 

1.39%

Expected life

3.5 Years

 

4.3 Years

Dividend yield

None

 

None

Volatility

69%

 

69%

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The following is a reconciliation of the derivative liability related to these exchange rights:

 

Value at September 30, 201 2

$

10,375

 

Issuance of instruments

 

 

Change in value

 

(5,806

)

Net settlements

 

 

Value at September 30, 201 3

$

4,569

 

Issuance of instruments

 

 

Change in value

 

31,791

 

Net settlements

 

 

Value at June 30, 2014

$

36,360

 

 

 

 

 

The derivative assets/liabilities are estimated using option pricing models that are based on the individual characteristics of the warrants or instruments on the valuation date, as well as assumptions for expected volatility, expected life and risk-free interest rate. Changes in the assumptions used could have a material impact on the resulting fair value. The primary input affecting the value of the Company’s derivatives liabilities is the Company’s stock price. Other inputs have a comparatively insignificant effect.

During fiscal 2012, contingent consideration was recorded upon the acquisitions of Roche Madison Inc. and Alvos Therapeutics, Inc., totaling $173,621. The fair value measurement of the contingent consideration obligations is determined using Level 3 inputs. The fair value of contingent consideration obligations is based on a discounted cash flow model using a probability-weighted income approach. The measurement is based upon unobservable inputs supported by little or no market activity based on the Company’s own assumptions and experience. Estimating timing to complete the development, and obtain approval of products is difficult, and there are inherent uncertainties in developing a product candidate, such as obtaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory approvals. In determining the probability of regulatory approval and commercial success, we utilize data regarding similar milestone events from several sources, including industry studies and the Company’s experience. These fair value measurements represent Level 3 measurements as they are based on significant inputs not observable in the market. Substantial judgment is employed in determining the appropriateness of these assumptions as of the acquisition date and for each subsequent period. Accordingly, changes in assumptions could have a material impact on the amount of contingent consideration expense we record in any given period. Changes in the fair value of the contingent consideration obligations are recorded as operating expenses as contingent consideration – fair value adjustments in the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Operations.

The following is a reconciliation of contingent consideration fair value.

 

Value at September 30, 201 2

$

173,621

 

Purchase price contingent consideration

 

 

Contingent consideration payments

 

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

 

1,421,652

 

Value at September 30, 201 3

$

1,595,273

 

Purchase price contingent consideration

 

 

Contingent consideration payments

 

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

 

 

Value at June 30, 2014

$

1,595,273

 

The fair value of contingent consideration obligations is estimated through valuation models designed to estimate the probability of such contingent payments based on various assumptions and incorporating estimated success rates.  Estimated payments are discounted using present value techniques to arrive at estimated fair value at the balance sheet date.  Changes in the fair value of the contingent consideration obligations can result from changes to one or multiple inputs, including adjustments to the discount rates, changes in the amount or timing of expected expenditures associated with product development, changes in the amount or timing of cash flows from products upon commercialization, changes in the assumed achievement or timing of any development milestones, changes in the probability of certain clinical events and changes in the assumed probability associated with regulatory approval. Each of these assumptions can have a significant impact on the calculation of contingent consideration.

The carrying amounts of the Company’s other financial instruments, which include accounts receivable, accounts payable, and accrued expenses approximate their respective fair values due to the relatively short-term nature of these instruments. The carrying value of the Company’s debt obligations approximates fair value based on market interest rates.

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains certain 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, and we intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. For this purpose, any statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q except for historical information may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “could,” “estimate,” or “continue” or the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections of our future financial performance, trends in our businesses, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements included herein are based on current expectations of our management based on available information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond our control. As such, our actual results may differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Readers should carefully review the factors identified in this report under the caption “Risk Factors” as well as the additional risks described in other documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that such results will be achieved, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking information. Except as may be required by law, we disclaim any intent to revise the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Overview

Arrowhead Research Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics. The Company is leveraging its proprietary Dynamic Polyconjugate (DPC) delivery platform to develop targeted drugs based on the RNA interference mechanism that efficiently silences disease-causing genes. Arrowhead’s pipeline includes ARC-520 for chronic hepatitis B virus, ARC-AAT for liver disease associated with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and partner-based programs in obesity and oncology.

Arrowhead is leveraging its in-house R&D expertise and capabilities, as well as a broad intellectual property portfolio for RNAi therapeutics, and RNAi and peptide delivery vehicles and targeting methods to seek development partnerships with other pharmaceutical and biotech companies committed to bringing RNAi therapeutics to market, as well as continuing the preclinical and clinical development of its own clinical candidates.

Arrowhead operates a lab facility in Madison, Wisconsin, where the Company’s research and development activities, including the development of RNAi therapeutics, are based. The Company’s principal executive offices are located in Pasadena, California.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Arrowhead has historically financed its operations primarily through the sale of Arrowhead securities. Research and development activities have required significant capital investment and are expected to continue to require significant cash investment for the foreseeable future, particularly as clinical trials progress with ARC-520, the Company’s candidate for the treatment of hepatitis B (HBV), and as the Company expands its existing candidate pipeline.

At June 30, 2014, the Company had $188.5 million in cash and liquid investments to fund operations. During the nine months ended June 30, 2014, the Company’s cash position increased significantly primarily due proceeds from the sale of equity securities.

During the nine months ended June 30, 2014, cash used in operating activities was $24.5 million, which represents the on-going expenses for research and development activities, business development, and general and administrative expenses.

Cash used in investing activities during the nine months ended June 30, 2014 was $41.0 million, of which $39.8 million related to net investments in marketable fixed income securities.  Capital expenditures were $1.3 million.

Cash provided by financing activities in the nine months ended June 30, 2014 was $184.8 million.  The Company completed equity financings in October 2013 and in February 2014 with net proceeds of $172.6 million.  Additionally, financing activities included cash inflow from the exercise of warrants and options of $12.4 million.  Principal payments on capital leases were $0.3 million.

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Recent Financing Activity / Sources of Capital

On February 24, 2014, the Company sold 6,325,000 shares of common stock, at a public offering price of $18.95 per share.  Net proceeds were approximately $112.6 million after underwriting commissions and discounts and other offering expenses.

On October 11, 2013, the Company sold 3,071,672 shares of Common Stock, at a price of $5.86 per share, and 46,000 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Shares”), at a price of $1,000 per share. The Preferred Shares are convertible into shares of Common Stock at a conversion price of $5.86 per share. The aggregate purchase price paid by the Purchasers for the Common Stock and Preferred Shares was $64,000,000 and the Company received net proceeds of approximately $60,000,000, after advisory fees and offering expenses.

Based upon the Company’s current cash resources and operating plan, the Company expects to have sufficient liquidity to fund operations for the next twelve months, and beyond.  

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Management makes certain judgments and uses certain estimates and assumptions when applying accou