NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Nasdaq: VIOND) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end of 2007.
The Company reported a net loss of $34.0 million, or $5.05 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2007, compared with a net loss of $25.3 million, or $3.83 per share, for 2006. Weighted-average common shares outstanding for the years ended December 31, 2007 and December 31, 2006 were 6.7 million and 6.6 million, respectively. The net loss increased in 2007 by $8.7 million over the previous year, primarily as a result of non-cash expenses including: (i) $5.1 million of interest expense related to Vion's convertible senior notes and (ii) $2.5 million of higher stock-based compensation expense. In addition, costs associated with clinical, regulatory and pre-commercialization activities for the Company's lead product candidate, Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) increased year-over-year.
The Company reported ending the year with $61.1 million in cash and cash equivalents.
Alan Kessman, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Based on our current operating plan, we are funded through the third quarter of 2009. We continue to make progress on preparing a New Drug Application for our lead anticancer agent Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) for filing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2008."
A net loss of $8.2 million, or $1.18 per share, was reported for the fourth quarter of 2007, compared with a net loss of $6.1 million, or $0.92 per share, for the same period in 2006. Weighted-average common shares outstanding for the three months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 were 6.9 million and 6.6 million, respectively.
On February 20, 2008, the Co
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