Dynavax Technologies Corporation
Nov 3, 2008

Dynavax Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Revenues and Cash Increase for Quarter, Per Share Net Loss Narrows

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2008.

Dynavax's cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and investments held by Symphony Dynamo, Inc. (SDI) totaled $64.3 million at September 30, 2008. This compared to $63.1 million at June 30, 2008 and $88.2 million at December 31, 2007.

"Our increase in cash reflects the achievement of a $4.5 million milestone payment from AstraZeneca, increased revenues from our collaboration and funding agreements, and a commitment to aggressively manage our cash burn rate," said Dino Dina, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynavax. "We expect to end this year with over $50 million in total cash, which gives us the flexibility to advance the development of our diversified pipeline of products for at least two years. For HEPLISAV(TM), we are working with our global partner Merck and expect to define our next steps by the end of this year, which may include the worldwide end-stage renal disease and adult markets outside of the U.S., representing a significant portion of the total opportunity for this investigational hepatitis B vaccine."

For the third quarter 2008, total revenues were $8.9 million, compared to $1.0 million reported for the third quarter of 2007. Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 were $25.1 million, compared to $4.8 million for the same period of 2007. The increase in revenues for the third quarter and nine months reflects research and development funding under the company's collaboration with Merck & Co. Inc. (Merck) for HEPLISAV. The reported revenues do not include collaboration funding from SDI for cancer and HCV clinical development. On a pro forma basis, including the collaboration funding from SDI, revenues were $10.5 million and $29.8 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively, compared to $2.9 million and $13.3 million for the same periods of 2007.

For the third quarter 2008, total operating expenses were $14.6 million, compared to $20.2 million for the third quarter of 2007. Operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 were $51.2 million, compared to $61.9 million for the same period of 2007. The decline in operating expenses for the third quarter and nine months resulted primarily from a reduction in clinical development costs. The operating expenses for the nine month period of 2007 also included a one-time license payment for the commercialization rights to HEPLISAV. Excluding the one-time and other non-cash charges for stock-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets, pro forma operating expenses were $13.3 million and $47.9 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively, compared to $19.0 million and $53.6 million for the same periods of 2007.

The tables included as part of this press release provide a reconciliation of GAAP revenues and operating expenses to pro forma revenues and operating expenses.

The net loss of $5.4 million, or $0.14 per share, reported for the third quarter 2008 improved from the net loss of $17.1 million, or $0.43 per share, for the same period of 2007. The net loss of $23.9 million, or $0.60 per share, reported for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was also significantly less than the net loss of $47.9 million, or $1.21 per share, for the same period of 2007. For the third quarter and nine months, the improvement in net loss reflected the increase in revenues, in particular, revenue associated with the Merck collaboration for HEPLISAV.

About Dynavax

Dynavax Technologies Corporation is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative products for the treatment of infectious diseases, respiratory diseases and cancer. The company's novel Toll-like Receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist products are based on its proprietary immunostimulatory sequences (ISS), which are short DNA sequences that stimulate the innate immune response. Dynavax's clinical product candidates include: HEPLISAV, a hepatitis B vaccine partnered with Merck & Co., Inc.; a therapy for hepatitis B; and therapies for cancer and hepatitis C funded by Symphony Dynamo, Inc. The company's preclinical pipeline includes an asthma and COPD drug candidate partnered with AstraZeneca AB and a Universal Flu vaccine. For more information, visit www.dynavax.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," including statements about our projected cash position and usage and the timing of the definition of our next steps and clarification of the opportunity for HEPLISAV in certain markets, that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, including difficulties or delays in development, initiation and completion of clinical trials, the results of clinical trials and the impact of those results on the initiation and completion of subsequent trials and issues arising in the regulatory process, including whether and under what conditions the FDA clinical hold on HEPLISAV may be removed; maintaining our Merck collaborative agreement; potential for resuming development and obtaining regulatory approval for HEPLISAV; continuation of our other third party collaboration and funding arrangements; the scope and validity of patent protection and the possibility of claims against us based on the patent rights of others; our ability to obtain additional financing to support our operations; and other risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to revise or update information herein to reflect events or circumstances in the future, even if new information becomes available.

DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
                                                                  Three Months Ended                             Nine Months Ended
                                                                  September 30,                                  September 30,
                                                                       2008                   2007                    2008                    2007
Revenues:
Collaboration revenue                                             $    7,960             $    719                $    21,435             $    2,218
Grant revenue                                                          581                    133                     2,027                   1,848
Service and license revenue                                            316                    162                     1,687                   732
Total revenues                                                         8,857                  1,014                   25,149                  4,798
Operating expenses:
Research and development (2)                                           10,456                 14,909                  38,522                  47,705
General and administrative (3)                                         3,913                  5,029                   11,904                  13,414
Amortization of intangible assets                                      245                    251                     735                     754
Total operating expenses (1)                                           14,614                 20,189                  51,161                  61,873
Loss from operations                                                   (5,757  )              (19,175  )              (26,012  )              (57,075  )
Interest and other income                                              81                     476                     1,457                   2,594
Loan forgiveness                                                       5,000                  --                      5,000                   --
Interest expense                                                       (6,457  )              (23      )              (9,141   )              (88      )
Loss including noncontrolling interest in SDI                          (7,133  )              (18,722  )              (28,696  )              (54,569  )
Amount attributed to noncontrolling interest in SDI                    1,713                  1,621                   4,768                   6,674
Net loss                                                          $    (5,420  )         $    (17,101  )         $    (23,928  )         $    (47,895  )
Basic and diluted net loss per share                              $    (0.14   )         $    (0.43    )         $    (0.60    )         $    (1.21    )
Shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share            39,831                 39,753                  39,807                  39,740
(1) Total operating expenses excluding non-cash stock-based
compensation charges are $13.6 million and $48.7 million for the
three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively.
Total operating expenses excluding non-cash stock-based
compensation charges are $19.2 million and $59.4 million for the
three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively.
(2) Research and development expenses included non-cash
stock-based compensation charges of $0.5 million and $1.1 million
for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008,
respectively. Research and development expenses included non-cash
stock-based compensation charges of $0.3 million and $0.8 million
for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007,
respectively.
(3) General and administrative expenses included non-cash
stock-based compensation charges of $0.6 million and $1.4 million
for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008,
respectively. General and administrative expenses included
non-cash stock-based compensation charges of $0.7 million and $1.7
million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007,
respectively.
DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP REVENUES TO PRO FORMA REVENUES
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
                                                          Three Months Ended                         Nine Months Ended
                                                          September 30,                              September 30,
                                                          2008                  2007                 2008                  2007
GAAP revenues                                             $      8,857          $      1,014         $      25,149         $      4,798
ADD:                                                             1,642                 1,855                4,605                 8,487
Collaboration funding incurred under SDI programs
Pro forma revenues (1)                                    $      10,499         $      2,869         $      29,754         $      13,285
(1) These pro forma amounts are intended to illustrate the
company's revenues to be inclusive of
collaboration funding provided for the SDI programs. The
collaboration funding is reflected in the amount attributed to the
noncontrolling interest in SDI in the company's
consolidated statement of operations, but would have been reported
as revenue if SDI's results of
operations were not consolidated with those of the company.
Management of the company believes the pro forma results
are a more useful measure of the company's
revenues because it provides investors the ability to evaluate the
company's operations in the manner that
management uses to assess the continued progress of programs
funded under the SDI arrangement. These pro forma results
are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally
accepted accounting principles and may be different from pro
forma measures used by other companies.
DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP OPERATING EXPENSES TO PRO FORMA OPERATING
EXPENSES
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
                                         Three Months Ended                      Nine Months Ended
                                         September 30,                           September 30,
                                         2008                2007                2008                2007
GAAP operating expenses                  $     14,614        $     20,189        $     51,161        $     61,873
LESS:                                          1,052               984                 2,488               2,481
Stock-based compensation expense
Licensing fee                                  --                  --                  --                  5,000
Amortization of intangible assets              245                 251                 735                 754
Pro forma operating expenses (2)         $     13,317        $     18,954        $     47,938        $     53,638
(2) These pro forma amounts are intended to illustrate the
company's operating expenses excluding
certain non-cash charges in accordance with the financial
statements that management uses to evaluate the company's
operations. These pro forma results are not in accordance
with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting
principles and may be different from pro forma measures
used by other companies.
DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA
(In thousands)
                                                                                September 30,                    December 31,
                                                                                2008                             2007
Assets                                                                          (unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities (1)                         $          64,261                $          88,248
Property and equipment, net                                                                10,241                           7,314
Goodwill                                                                                   2,312                            2,312
Other intangible assets, net                                                               2,504                            3,239
Other assets                                                                               8,241                            19,336
Total assets                                                                    $          87,559                $          120,449
Liabilities, noncontrolling interest and stockholders'
equity
Current liabilities                                                             $          19,890                $          19,904
Noncurrent portion of deferred revenue                                                     39,188                           40,792
Liability from Program Option exercised under the SDI collaboration                        15,000                           15,000
Other long-term liabilities                                                                106                              5,622
Noncontrolling interest in SDI                                                             3,573                            8,341
Stockholders' equity                                                                       9,802                            30,790
Total liabilities, noncontrolling interest and stockholders'                    $          87,559                $          120,449
equity
(1) These amounts include investments held by SDI of $26.7 million
and $31.6 million as of September 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007,
respectively.

SOURCE: Dynavax Technologies Corporation

Dynavax Technologies Corporation 
Deborah A. Smeltzer, 510-665-7222 
VP Operations & Chief Financial Officer 
dsmeltzer@dynavax.com

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