BLUE BELL, Pa., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: INO) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.
Total revenue was $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared to $3.1 million for the same period in 2011. Total operating expenses were $5.9 million compared to $7.5 million. The net loss attributable to common stockholders was $8.3 million, or $0.06 per share, compared to $2.4 million, or $0.02 per share.
Revenue The decrease in revenue for the comparable periods was primarily due to timing of work performed under the company's contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). This contract revenue amounted to $1.5 million versus $2.7 million, respectively. This NIAID contract, which exceeds $23 million over five years (plus two additional option years), is facilitating Inovio's development of a universal, preventive HIV DNA vaccine, PENNVAX®-GP.
Operating Expenses Research and development expenses for Q1 2012 were $4.0 million compared to $4.4 million for Q1 2011. General and administrative expenses were $2.5 million versus $3.3 million, respectively.
Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders The $5.9 million increase in net loss for the comparable periods resulted primarily from a significant (non-cash) change in fair value of common stock warrants, based on a required quarterly mark to market adjustment to reflect changes in the Company's stock price, and decrease in grant revenue.
Capital Resources As of March 31, 2012, cash and cash equivalents plus short-term investments in certificates of deposit, mutual funds, and municipal bonds were $25.0 million compared with $30.3 million as of December 31, 2011.
Based on management's projections and analysis, the Company believes that cash and cash equivalent
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