Summit Therapeutics Inc. Reports Financial Results and Operational Progress for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022

Menlo Park, California, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMT) ("Summit," "we," or the "Company") today reports its financial results and provides an update on operational progress for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2022.

Financial Highlights

Operational & Corporate Updates

Summit Therapeutics’ Mission Statement
To build a viable, long-lasting health care organization that assumes full responsibility for designing, developing, trial execution and enrollment, regulatory submission and approval, and successful commercialization of patient, physician, caregiver, and societal-friendly medicinal therapy intended to: improve quality of life, increase potential duration of life, and resolve serious medical healthcare needs. To identify and control promising product candidates based on exceptional scientific development and administrational expertise, develop our products in a rapid, cost-efficient manner, and to engage commercialization and/or development partners when appropriate.

We accomplish this by building a team of world class professional scientists and business administrators that apply their experience and knowledge to this mission. Team Summit exists to pose, strategize, and execute a path forward in medicinal therapeutic health care that places Summit in a well-deserved, top market share, leadership position. Team Summit assumes full responsibility for stimulating continuous expansion of knowledge, ability, capability, and well-being for all involved stakeholders and highly-valued shareholders.

About Summit Therapeutics
Summit was founded in 2003 and our shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Market (symbol ‘SMMT’). We are headquartered in Menlo Park, California, and we have additional offices in Oxford, UK and Cambridge, UK.

For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @summitplc.

Contact Summit Investor Relations:

Dave Gancarz
Head of Stakeholder Relations & Corporate Strategy

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Summit Forward-looking Statements
Any statements in this press release about the Company’s future expectations, plans and prospects, including but not limited to, statements about the clinical and preclinical development of the Company’s product candidates, the therapeutic potential of the Company’s product candidates, the potential commercialization of the Company’s product candidates, the timing of initiation, completion and availability of data from clinical trials, the potential submission of applications for marketing approvals, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s operations and clinical trials, potential acquisitions and other statements containing the words "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "target," "would," and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the results of our evaluation of the underlying data in connection with the topline results of our Phase III Ri-CoDIFy study evaluating ridinilazole, the outcome of discussions with regulatory authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration, the uncertainties inherent in the initiation of future clinical trials, availability and timing of data from ongoing and future clinical trials, the results of such trials, and their success, and global public health crises, including the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, that may affect timing and status of our clinical trials and operations, whether preliminary results from a clinical trial will be predictive of the final results of that trial or whether results of early clinical trials or preclinical studies will be indicative of the results of later clinical trials, whether business development opportunities to expand the Company’s pipeline of drug candidates, including without limitation, through potential acquisitions of, and/or collaborations with, other entities occur, expectations for regulatory approvals, laws and regulations affecting government contracts and funding awards, availability of funding sufficient for the Company’s foreseeable and unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of filings that the Company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any change to our ongoing trials could cause delays, affect our future expenses, and add uncertainty to our commercialization efforts, as well as to affect the likelihood of the successful completion of clinical development of ridinilazole. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. In addition, any forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views only as of the date of this release and should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any subsequent date. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements included in this press release.

In thousands, except per share data

 Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 2022 2021 2022 2021
Revenue$220  $1,309  $705  $1,558
Operating expenses:       
Research and development         17,049           19,943           46,613           62,245
General and administrative           5,573             5,662           19,165           15,831
Total operating expenses         22,622           25,605           65,778           78,076
Other operating income           5,462             4,810           13,283           16,379
Operating loss       (16,940)        (19,486)        (51,790)        (60,139)
Other expense, net         (4,445)              (113)          (7,763)          (1,364)
Net loss$(21,385) $(19,599) $(59,553) $(61,503)
Basic and diluted loss per share$(0.14) $(0.20) $(0.52) $(0.67)
Comprehensive loss:       
Net loss$(21,385) $(19,599) $(59,553) $(61,503)
Other comprehensive (loss) income:       
Foreign currency translation adjustments               (49)              (863)          (1,020)               352
Comprehensive loss$(21,434) $(20,462) $(60,573) $(61,151)

In thousands

  September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Cash $121,971  $71,791
Total assets $155,327  $113,374
Total liabilities $22,079  $30,090
Total stockholders' equity $133,248  $83,284

In thousands

  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2022 2021
Net cash used in operating activities $(46,773) $(63,408)
Net cash used in investing activities                    (634)                    (186)
Net cash provided by financing activities               100,184                  76,655
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash                 (2,597)                      770
Increase in cash $50,180  $13,831

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