CRANBURY, N.J., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential, today announced results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2012. Palatin reported a net loss of $1.7 million, or $(0.02) per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, compared to a net loss of $2.6 million, or $(0.08) per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2011.
The decrease in net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, compared to the same period last fiscal year, is primarily attributable to an increase in net proceeds from the sale of New Jersey state net operating loss carryforwards, which resulted in the recognition of $1.8 million and $1.1 million, respectively, in tax benefits for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, and secondarily to a decrease in operating expenses for the periods presented.
Revenues, which consisted of contract revenue pursuant to the collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca, were $6,555 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to $11,492 for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.
COSTS AND EXPENSES
Total operating expenses for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 were $3.4 million compared to $3.7 million for the comparable quarter of 2011. The decrease in operating expenses for the quarter was primarily due to lower costs related to Palatin's Phase 2B clinical trial with bremelanotide for Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), which Palatin reported positive top-line results on November 8, 2012.
Palatin's cash and cash equivalents were $32.9 million as of December 31, 2012, compared to $3.8 million at June 30, 2012, with current liabilities of $2.0 million as of December 31, 2012 compared to $3.5 million as of June 30, 2012
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