SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of November, 2020
Commission File Number: 001-36000
XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
5 Badner St.
(Address of principal executive offices)
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RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL - (November 12, 2020) – XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB, TASE: XTLB.TA) (“XTL” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical Company, today announced financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
The Company is expanding its IP portfolio surrounding hCDR1 and has decided, at this time, to explore cooperation with a strategic partner in order to execute its clinical trials. In parallel, the Company will look to expand and identify additional assets to add to XTL’s portfolio.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus (hereafter, "Coronavirus") in the world in the first half of 2020 and its spread, causes great uncertainty in the world capital markets and major macroeconomic implications, which are characterized by sharp declines and volatility in many securities’ prices.
As of the date of issuance of the financial reporting, there was no material effect of the Coronavirus on the operations and financial results of the Company. Although, due to the ongoing uncertainty around the scope and duration of the Coronavirus, as of the financial statement publication date, there is uncertainty regarding its impact on the economy and the market state at all, and those impacts on the value of the securities held by the Company.
The Company is monitoring and will continue to monitor the developments around the world in connection with the spread of the Coronavirus, and will examine the implications for its activities.
XTL reported approximately $3.75 million in cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2020 and approximately $2.08 million in other current assets (mainly marketable securities). The decrease of $0.70 million since December 31, 2019, in cash and cash equivalents derives from operating expenses.
Research and development expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $26 thousand compared to $27 thousand for the corresponding period in 2019.
General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $665 thousand compared to $571 thousand for the corresponding period in 2019. The increase of $94 thousand derives mainly from replacing the CEO of the Company and from an increase in the insurance costs for companies in the field.
Finance expenses, net for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $296 thousand compared to finance income, net of $361 thousand for the corresponding period in 2019. The difference is primarily from revaluation of marketable securities.
XTL reported an operating loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 of $691 thousand compared to $598 thousand for the corresponding period in 2019. The Company reported a total net loss for the period ended September 30, 2020 of approximately $987 thousand or $(0.002) per share, compared to $237 thousand or $(0.000) per share in the corresponding period in 2019. The change is driven primarily by the revaluation of marketable securities as described above.
XTL Biopharmaceuticals, Ltd. and Subsidiary
(USD in thousands)
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position - Selected Data
|Cash, cash equivalents||$||3,752||$||4,455|
|Other current assets||2,076||2,375|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$||6,210||$||7,212|
XTL Biopharmaceuticals, Ltd. and Subsidiary
(USD in thousands, except per share amounts)
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income - Selected Data
|For the nine months ended|
|Research and Development expenses||$||(26||)||$||(27||)|
|General and administrative expenses||(665||)||(571||)|
|Revaluation of marketable securities||$||(312||)||$||303|
|Other finance income, net||16||58|
|Finance income, net||$||(296||)||$||361|
|Total income (loss) for the period||$||(987||)||$||(237||)|
|Basic and diluted income (loss) per share (in U.S. dollars):|
|From continuing operations||$||(0.002||)||$||(0.000||)|
|Weighted average number of issued ordinary shares||514,205,799||514,205,799|
hCDR1 is a novel compound with a unique mechanism of action and clinical data on over 400 patients in three clinical studies. The drug has a favorable safety profile, is well tolerated by patients and has demonstrated efficacy in at least one clinically meaningful endpoint. For more information please see a peer reviewed article in Lupus Science and Medicine journal (full article).
About XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (XTL)
XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. is a clinical-stage biotech company focused on the development of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. The Company’s lead drug candidate, hCDR1, is a clinical asset for the treatment of autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren’s Syndrome (SS). The few treatments currently on the market for these diseases are not effective enough for many patients and some have significant side effects. hCDR1 has robust clinical data in three clinical trials with 400 patients and over 200 preclinical studies with data published in more than 40 peer reviewed scientific journals.
XTL is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market (NASDAQ: XTLB) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: XTLB.TA). XTL shares are included in the following indices: Tel-Aviv Biomed, Tel-Aviv MidCap, and Tel-Aviv Tech Index.
For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations, XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.
Tel: +972 3 611 6666
This disclosure may contain forward-looking statements, about XTL’s expectations, beliefs or intentions regarding, among other things, its product development efforts, business, financial condition, results of operations, strategies or prospects. In addition, from time to time, XTL or its representatives have made or may make forward-looking statements, orally or in writing. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "may," "should" or "anticipate" or their negatives or other variations of these words or other comparable words or by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical or current matters. These forward-looking statements may be included in, but are not limited to, various filings made by XTL with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases or oral statements made by or with the approval of one of XTL’s authorized executive officers. Forward-looking statements relate to anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results as of the date they are made. Because forward-looking statements relate to matters that have not yet occurred, these statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause XTL’s actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many factors could cause XTL’s actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the factors summarized in XTL’s filings with the SEC and in its periodic filings with the TASE. In addition, XTL operates in an industry sector where securities values are highly volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond its control. XTL does not undertake any obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please see the risk factors associated with an investment in our ADSs or ordinary shares which are included in our Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12, 2020.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: November 12, 2020||XTL BIOPHARMACEUTICALS LTD.|
|By:||/s/ Shlomo Shalev|
Chief Executive Officer