INTERIM REPORT 1 JANUARY - 31 DECEMBER 2021
- The result for the quarter amounted to -6 450 kSEK (-3 448 kSEK)
- Cash flow for the quarter amounted to -7 291 kSEK (-5 941 kSEK)
- Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the quarter amounted to 12 273 kSEK (33 620 kSEK)
|Summary Financial Highlights
|Balance sheet total||39,591||39,640||39,591||39,640|
|Cash and cash equivalents||12,273||33,620||12,273||33,620|
|Equity ratio %||75%||92%||75%||92%|
|Data per share
|Number of shares at the end of the period||11,006,056||9,606,200||11,006,056||9,606,200|
|Result per share before and after dilution*||-0.65||-0.36||-2.17||-2.06|
|Cash flow per share||-0.73||-0.62||-2.19||3.75|
|Equity per share||2.70||3.79||2.70||3.79|
|* Dilution effects is not calculated when the result is negative|
Significant events during Q4 (Oct-Dec)
Ziccum announced on November 23 2021 that the company has made a further extension of the evaluation agreement that was originally initiated on October 3, 2019 with Janssen Vaccine & Prevention B.V., one of Janssen's pharmaceutical companies belonging to Johnson & Johnson. The purpose is to complete the analysis of Ziccum's air drying technology with Janssen's vaccine platforms.
On December 16, Ziccum announced that the company successfully had carried out tests which confirm that its air-drying technology could be used to produce thermostable dry powder vaccines across four major platforms – Protein Subunits (PS), Viral Vectors (VV), Inactivated Virus (IV) and Virus Like Particles (VLP). 70% of Covid-19 vaccines approved (Phase IV) and 67% in clinical studies use one of these four platforms. Ziccum is carrying out ongoing studies to produce corresponding data around the mRNA vaccine platform.
Directed share issue
On December 16, Ziccum carried out a directed share issue of 1 333 314 units, of which one unit consists of three shares and two free warrants (series 2021/2022). Ziccum will thus receive a total of 44 mSEK (before issue costs), provided that the share issue is approved at an Extraordinary General Meeting. Ziccum can be added a further maximum of approximately 35 mSEK upon full exercise of all warrants.
The directed share issue consists of a total of 1 333 314 units, corresponding to 3 999 942 shares and 2 666 628 free warrants, and was decided by the Board of Directors of Ziccum. The issue of 399 952 units, corresponding to 1 199 856 shares and 799 904 warrants, has been made on the basis of existing authorization from the Annual General Meeting 2021. The issue of the remaining 933 362 units, corresponding to 2 800 086 shares and 1 866 724 warrants, was conditional of a change in the Articles of Association and the approval of an Extraordinary General Meeting.
On December 21, 1 199 856 new shares and 799 904 warrants were registered as a first part of the transaction.
Significant events during Q1-Q3 (Jan-Sep)
Ziccum published its goals for 2021 on January 12. The major goals are to enter into the first licensing agreement for one or more dry-formulated vaccines, and to present a detailed plan for establishing a modular Fill and Finish production facility for filling and final packaging of dry, thermostable powder vaccines, including the necessary partnerships and financing plans. Ziccum’s medium-term goal (2–3 years) is to establish the first Fill and Finish facility for dry-formulated vaccines in Sweden.
On January 25 Ziccum announced the extension of the evaluation agreement with Janssen Vaccine & Prevention B.V. (one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson) that was entered into on October 3, 2019. The purpose is to finalize the analysis of Ziccum’s air-drying capabilities on one of Janssen’s vaccine platform technologies.
On March 17 Ziccum announced that the company has been accepted as a member of NIIMBL, the US National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals. NIIMBL drives innovation and uptake of new technologies within biopharmaceutical manufacturing in the US. NIIMBL is among others funded by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Commerce and is able to distribute federal grants.
At the General Meeting it was decided to adopt two long-term incentive programs: one for the Board of Directors, consisting of warrants (LTI 2021/2024), and another one for the employees consisting of employee stock options (LTI 2021:1).
The warrant program LTI 2018/2021 has also closed, and all warrants were exercised. The warrant program was assigned to the Board of Directors and consisted of 200 000 warrants, with a vesting period during 26 April – 26 May 2021. To finance the share subscription, the warrant holders have sold 120 000 warrants to a long-term investor, who has also exercised the warrants. The exercise price was 11 SEK per share, hence 2.2 mSEK was added to Ziccum through the share subscriptions. The exercised warrants increased the number of shares and votes with 200 000 and the total amount of shares is hereby 9 806 200.
On the 1st of September Anna Lönn started as Development director
Significant events after the reporting period
At the Extraordinary General Meeting held on January 18, in addition to approving the Board's proposal, it was decided to increase the limit on the number of shares and the size of the share capital in the Articles of Association, to enable the issue of the remaining 933 362 units in the private placement.
On January 18, an additional 2 800 086 shares and 1 866 724 warrants were registered, and all shares and warrants in the private placement are thus registered.
The payments from the directed share issue were received by the company in January and February 2022, a total of 40 mSEK was added to the company after deduction of issue costs.
Ziccum announced on February 7 that it has become a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.