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Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on May 13, 2010

CRANBURY, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing targeted, receptor-specific small molecule and peptide therapeutics, today announced results for its third quarter ended March 31, 2010.  Palatin reported a net loss of $2.0 million, or ($0.02) per basic and diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, compared to net income of $0.1 million, or $0.00 per basic and diluted share for the same period in 2009.  Total revenues in the quarter ended March 31, 2010 were $2.6 million, compared to $5.2 million for the same period in 2009.  

The net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, compared to the net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, was primarily attributable to a decrease in the recognition of revenue under our agreements with AstraZeneca.

As of March 31, 2010, Palatin’s cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $10.2 million, compared to $7.8 million at June 30, 2009.  The increase in cash, cash equivalents, and investments is primarily the net result of the receipt of $5.0 million in milestone payments from AstraZeneca related to the September 2009 amendment to the license and collaboration agreement, net proceeds of $5.2 million from the sale of common stock and warrants in two registered direct offerings, and the cash utilized to fund operations during the nine months ended March 31, 2010.

Revenue

For the quarter ended March 31, 2010, Palatin recognized $2.6 million of contract revenue under its license and collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca, compared to $5.2 million for the same period in 2009.  Based on the September 2009 amendment, Palatin provided research services to AstraZeneca through January 30, 2010 and recognized contract revenue accordingly.  

Costs and Expenses

Total operating expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 were $4.6 million, compared to $5.1 million for the comparable quarter of 2009.  Included as a component of operating expenses were non-cash, share-based expenses of $0.2 million and $0.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 and 2009, respectively.

Conference Call/Webcast

Palatin Technologies’ management will discuss the third quarter financial results for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010 and provide an update on corporate developments during a conference call and webcast on May 13, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Individuals interested in listening to the conference call live can dial:

  • 888-811-5436 (domestic) or 913-312-1386 (international)
  • Pass code: 7740413

The webcast and replay can be accessed by logging on to the “Investor/Media Center-Webcasts” section of Palatin’s website at http://www.palatin.com.  A telephone and webcast replay will be available approximately one hour after the completion of the call.  To access the telephone replay, dial 888-203-1112 (domestic) or 719-457-0820 (international), Pass code 7740413. The webcast and telephone replay will be available through May 20, 2010.  

About Palatin Technologies, Inc.

Palatin Technologies, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing targeted, receptor-specific small molecule and peptide therapeutics.  Palatin’s strategy is to develop products and then form marketing collaborations with industry leaders in order to maximize their commercial potential.  For additional information regarding Palatin, please visit Palatin Technologies’ website at http://www.palatin.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Statements about future expectations of Palatin Technologies, Inc., including statements about its development programs, proposed indications for its product candidates, pre-clinical activities, marketing collaborations, and all other statements in this document other than historical facts, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Palatin intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Palatin’s actual results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements for various reasons, including, but not limited to Palatin’s ability to fund development of its technology, ability to establish and successfully complete clinical trials and pre-clinical studies and the results of those trials and studies, dependence on its partners for certain development activities, need for regulatory approvals and commercial acceptance of its products, ability to protect its intellectual property, and other factors discussed in Palatin’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Palatin is not responsible for updating events that occur after the date of this press release.


PALATIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

and Subsidiary


Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended March 31,


Nine Months Ended March 31,



2010


2009


2010


2009










REVENUES

$

2,559,852

$

5,159,453

$

13,505,770

$

7,124,704










OPERATING EXPENSES:









    Research and development


3,356,956


3,813,878


8,739,389


10,311,328

    General and administrative


1,238,187


1,273,365


3,526,883


3,881,688

         Total operating expenses


4,595,143


5,087,243


12,266,272


14,193,016










Income/(Loss) from operations


(2,035,291)


72,210


1,239,498


(7,068,312)










OTHER INCOME/ (EXPENSE):









    Investment income


16,641


34,966


120,270


195,182

    Interest expense


(2,287)


(8,998)


(9,303)


(21,016)

    Gain on sale of supplies and equipment




95,000


550,968

         Total other income, net


14,354


25,968


205,967


725,134










Income/(Loss) before income taxes


(2,020,937)


98,178


1,445,465


(6,343,178)

Income tax benefit




998,408


1,741,476










NET INCOME/(LOSS)

$

(2,020,937)

$

98,178

$

2,443,873

$

(4,601,702)










Basic net income/(loss) per common share

$

(0.02)

$

0.00

$

0.02

$

(0.05)










Diluted net income/(loss) per common share

$

(0.02)

$

0.00

$

0.02

$

(0.05)










Weighted average number of common shares outstanding used in computing basic net income/(loss) per common share


99,873,230


86,662,901


95,753,143


86,273,130

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding used in computing diluted net income/(loss) per common share


99,873,230


86,662,901


96,467,914


86,273,130


PALATIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

and Subsidiary


Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)




March 31,

2010


June 30,

2009

ASSETS





Current assets:





 Cash and cash equivalents

$

6,775,679

$

4,378,662

 Available-for-sale investments


3,449,720


3,439,650

 Accounts receivable


530,092


508,528

 Prepaid expenses and other current assets


377,303


492,824

     Total current assets


11,132,794


8,819,664






Property and equipment, net


2,688,702


3,650,783

Restricted cash


475,000


475,000

Other assets


257,420


254,364

     Total assets

$

14,553,916

$

13,199,811






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY





Current liabilities:





 Capital lease obligations

$

19,170

$

87,675

 Accounts payable


681,190


206,363

 Accrued expenses


1,477,682


1,420,741

 Deferred revenue



6,955,553

     Total current liabilities


2,178,042


8,670,332






Capital lease obligations


19,393


33,954

Deferred rent


793,608


1,182,026

     Total liabilities


2,991,043


9,886,312






Stockholders’ equity:





 Preferred stock of $0.01 par value – authorized 10,000,000 shares;





   Series A Convertible; issued and outstanding 4,997 shares as of March 31, 2010 and June 30, 2009, respectively


50


50

 Common stock of $0.01 par value – authorized 150,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 106,571,465 and 86,662,901 shares as of March 31, 2010 and June 30, 2009, respectively


1,065,715


866,629

 Additional paid-in capital


215,308,724


209,712,379

 Accumulated other comprehensive income


126,181


116,111

 Accumulated deficit


(204,937,797)


(207,381,670)

     Total stockholders’ equity


11,562,873


3,313,499

     Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

14,553,916

$

13,199,811


SOURCE Palatin Technologies, Inc.

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