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WIZP 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1: - General
Note 2: - Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3: - Unaudited Interim Consolidated Financial Statements
Note 4: - Stockholders' Equity
Note 5: - Significant Transactions
Note 6: - Financial Income (Loss), Net
Note 7: - Subsequent Events
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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Wize Pharma Earnings 2020-09-30

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow
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Assets, Equity
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10-Q 1 f10q0920_wizepharma.htm QUARTERLY REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020

 

or

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from __________to__________

 

Commission File Number: 000-52545

 

WIZE PHARMA, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   88-0445167
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

24 Hanagar Street, Hod Hasharon, Israel   4527708
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

+(972) (72) 260-0536

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒  No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒  No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
  Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐  No ☒

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
         

 

As of November 16, 2020, the registrant had a total of 16,450,841 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

      Page
PART I-FINANCIAL INFORMATION   1
     
Item 1. Financial Statements   1
       
Item 2.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   19
       
Item 3.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   27
       
Item 4.   Controls and Procedures   27
       
PART II-OTHER INFORMATION   28
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors   28
       
Item 5.   Other Information   29
       
Item 6.   Exhibits   30
       
SIGNATURES   31

 

Throughout this report, unless otherwise designated, the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” the “Company,” “Wize” and “our company” refer to Wize Pharma, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its wholly-owned Israeli subsidiaries, Wize Pharma Ltd. (“Wize Israel”) and OcuWize Ltd. (“OcuWize”).

 

All dollar amounts refer to U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

 

Unless derived from Wize’s financial statements or otherwise indicated, U.S. dollar translations of New Israeli Shekels (“NIS”) amounts presented in this report are translated using the rate of NIS 3.361 to one U.S. dollar, the exchange rate reported by the Bank of Israel for November 12, 2020.

 

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PART I-FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

WIZE PHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

U.S. DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS

 

UNAUDITED

 

INDEX

 

  Page
   
Consolidated Balance Sheets 2 - 3
   
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss 4
   
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) 5 - 7
   
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows 8
   
Notes to Unaudited Interim Consolidated Financial Statements 9 - 18

 

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WIZE PHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

  

As of

September 30,

   As of
December 31,
 
   2020   2019 
   Unaudited     
         
ASSETS        
         
CURRENT ASSETS:        
Cash and cash equivalents  $102   $718 
Restricted deposit   3,700    - 
Restricted bank deposit   12    41 
Marketable equity securities   2,701    10 
Other current assets   150    378 
           
Total current assets   6,665    1,147 
           
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:          
Property and equipment, net   6    7 
Operating lease right of use assets   4    22 
           
Total non-current assets   10    29 
           
TOTAL ASSETS  $6,675   $1,176 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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WIZE PHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Continued)

U.S. dollars in thousands (except share data)

 

  

As of

September 30,

   As of
December 31,
 
   2020   2019 
   Unaudited     
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)        
         
CURRENT LIABILITIES:        
Accounts payable  $1,119   $369 
Operating lease obligation - current   4    22 
Current portion of license purchase obligation   250    250 
Short term loan payable   247    - 
Mandatorily redeemable Series B Non-Voting Redeemable Preferred Stock   4,707    - 
           
Total current liabilities   6,327    641 
           
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:          
           
Contingent obligation with respect to future revenues   6,817    - 
           
Total non-current liabilities   6,817    - 
           
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES          
           
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT):          
Series A Preferred Stock, with $0.001 par value per share -          
Authorized: 1,000,000 shares at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019; issued and outstanding: 178 at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019   *    * 
Common Stock, with $0.001 par value per share -          
500,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019; 16,296,791 and 15,873,128 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   16    16 
Additional paid-in capital   34,719    34,491 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (73)   (73)
Accumulated deficit   (41,131)   (33,899)
           
Total shareholders’ equity (deficit)   (6,469)   535 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)  $6,675   $1,176 

 

(*)Less than $1.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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WIZE PHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

U.S. dollars in thousands (except share and per share data)

  

  

Nine months ended
September 30,

  

Three months ended
September 30,

 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
   Unaudited   Unaudited 
                 
Operating expenses:                
Research and development expenses  $(392)  $(451)  $(212)  $(230)
General and administrative expenses   (1,904)   (2,118)   (938)   (609)
                     
Operating loss   (2,296)   (2,569)   (1,150)   (839)
                     
Financial loss, net   (4,936)   (8)   (1,912)   (33)
                     
Net loss  $(7,232)  $(2,577)  $(3,062)  $(872)
                     
Basic and diluted net loss per share  $(0.44)  $(0.26)  $(0.19)  $(0.08)
                     
Weighted average number of shares of common stock used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share   16,149,313    10,101,073    16,296,791    10,806,155 

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

4

 

 

WIZE PHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

U.S. dollars in thousands (except share data)

 

For the nine month period ended September 30, 2020

  

                            Accumulated           Total  
    Series A                 Additional     other           shareholder’s  
    Preferred Stock     Common Stock     paid-in     comprehensive     Accumulated     equity  
    Number     Amount     Number     Amount     capital     (loss)     deficit     (deficit)  
                                                 
Balance as of December 31,
2019
    178     $ *       15,873,128       16     $ 34,491     $ (73 )   $ (33,899 )   $ 535  
Stock-based compensation     -       -       423,663       -       228       -       -       228  
Net loss for the interim period     -       -       -       -       -       -       (7,232 )     (7,232 )
                                                                 
Balance as of September 30, 2020     178     $ *       16,296,791       16     $ 34,719     $ (73 )   $ (41,131 )   $ (6,469 )

 

For the three month period ended September 30, 2020

 

    Series A
Preferred Stock
    Common Stock     Additional paid-in     Accumulated
other comprehensive
    Accumulated     Total shareholder’s
equity
 
    Number     Amount     Number     Amount     capital     (loss)     deficit     (deficit)  
                                                 
Balance as of June 30,
2020
    178     $ *       16,198,991       16     $ 34,655     $ (73 )   $ (38,069 )   $ (3,471 )
Stock-based compensation     -       -       97,800       -       64       -       -       64  
Net income for the interim period     -       -       -       -       -       -       (3,062 )     (3,062 )
                                                                 
Balance as of September 30, 2020     178     $ *       16,296,791       16     $ 34,719     $ (73 )   $ (41,131 )     $ (6,469 )

 

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For the nine month period ended September 30, 2019 

 

    Preferred Stock A     Common Stock    

Additional

paid-in

   

Accumulated

other

comprehensive

    Accumulated    

Total

stockholder’s
Equity

 
    Number     Amount     Number     Amount     capital     income (loss)     deficit     (deficit)  
                                                 
Balance as of December 31, 2018     910     $ 1       8,957,550       9     $ 30,272     $ (73 )   $ (29,997 )   $ 212  
Amounts allocated to the repurchase right to existing right to future investment related to 2016 and 2017 loans     -       -             -       (633 )     -       -       (633 )
Amounts that were allocated to recognition of the right for future investment and warrants – loan 2016     -       -             -       637       -       -       637  
Amounts that were allocated to recognition of the right for future investment and warrants - loan 2017     -       -             -       962       -       -       962  
Deemed dividends with respect to the repurchase of  right for future investment     -       -             -       -       -       (185 )     (185 )
Issuance of Common stock     -             900,000       1       764       -       -       765  
Conversion of Preferred stock into Common stock (Notes 5c and 5f)     (732 )     -       732,000       -       -       -       -       -  
Stock-based compensation     -       -       332,545       -       672       -       -       672  
Net loss for the interim period     -       -       -       -       -       -       (2,577 )     (2,577 )
                                                                 
Balance as of September 30, 2019 (unaudited)     178     $ 1       10,922,095       10     $ 32,674     $ (73 )   $ (32,759 )   $ (147 )

 

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WIZE PHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

U.S. dollars in thousands (except share data)

 

For the three month period ended September 30, 2019

 

    Preferred Stock A     Common Stock    

Additional

paid-in

   

Accumulated

other

comprehensive

    Accumulated    

Total

stockholder’s
Equity

 
    Number     Amount     Number     Amount     capital     income (loss)     deficit     (deficit)  
                                                 
Balance as of June 30, 2019 (unaudited)     178     $ 1       10,759,850       10     $ 32,414     $ (73 )   $ (31,887 )   $ 465  
Stock-based compensation     -       -       162,245       -       260       -       -       260  
Net loss for the interim period     -       -       -       -       -       -       (872 )     (872 )
                                                                 
Balance as of September 30, 2019 (unaudited)     178     $ 1       10,922,095       10     $ 32,674     $ (73 )   $ (32,759 )   $ (147 )

 

(*)Less than $1.

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements

 

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WIZE PHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

  

Nine months ended

September 30,

 
   2020   2019 
   Unaudited 
Cash flows from operating activities        
         
Net loss  $(7,232)  $(2,577)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation   2    1 
Stock-based compensation   228    672 
Marketable equity securities revaluation   (644)   302 
Loss from extinguishment of convertible loans   -    878 
Accrued interest on convertible loans   -    36 
Amortization of premium related to convertible loans   -    (1,188)
Loss from recognition of mandatorily redeemable Series B Preferred Stock   3,207    - 
Change from revaluation of mandatorily redeemable Series B Preferred Stock   597    - 
Change from revaluation of contingent obligation with respect to future revenues   1,758    - 
Increase in license purchase obligation   150    150 
           
Change in:          
Other current assets   228    103 
Accounts payable   750    75 
           
Net cash used in operating activities   (956)   (1,548)
           
Cash flows from investing activities          
           
Purchase of property and equipment   (1)   - 
Proceeds from sale of marketable equity securities   115    - 
           
Net cash provided by investing activities   114    - 
           
Cash flows from financing activities          
           
License obligation   (150)   (150)
Net proceeds from issuance of mandatorily redeemable Series B Preferred Stock   100    - 
Loan received   247    - 
           
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   197    (150)
           
Decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (645)   (1,698)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period   759    3,183 
           
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period  $114   $1,485 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:          
           
Common shares issued through receipt of marketable securities  $-   $765 
Amount allocated to the repurchase right to existing right to future investment related to 2016 and 2017 loans – March 2019 loan amendment  $-   $(481)
Amounts that were allocated to the right for future investment - 2016 loan – March 2019 loan amendment  $-   $256 
Amounts that were allocated to the right for future investment - 2017 loan – March 2019 loan amendment  $-   $386 
Deemed dividends with respect to the repurchase of  right for future investment – March 2019 loan amendment  $-   $104 
Amount allocated to the repurchase right to existing right to future investment related to 2016 and 2017 loans – May 2019 loan extension  $-   $(152)
Amounts that were allocated to the right for future investment and warrants - 2016 loan – May 2019 loan extension  $-   $381 
Amounts that were allocated to the right for future investment and warrants - 2017 loan – May 2019 loan extension  $-   $576 
Deemed dividends with respect to the repurchase of  right for future investment – May 2019 loan extension  $-   $81 
Amount allocated to the 2016 Loan - March 2019 loan amendment  $-   $729 
Amount allocated to the 2017 Loan - March 2019 loan amendment  $-   $1,037 
Amount allocated to the 2016 Loan - May 2019 loan extension  $-   $634 
Amount allocated to the 2017 Loan - May 2019 loan extension  $-   $922 
Amounts transferred from Series B Preferred Stock investment to restricted deposit held in escrow  $3,700   $- 
Investment in marketable securities (Bonus shares)  $8,759   $- 
Recognition of contingent obligation with respect to future revenues  $5,059   $- 
Issuance of mandatorily redeemable Series B Preferred Stock  $7,400   $- 

Settlement of mandatorily redeemable series B Preferred Stock through distribution of Bonus shares

  $6,597   $- 

  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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WIZE PHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 1:- GENERAL

 

  a. Wize Pharma, Inc. (the “Company” or “Wize”) was incorporated in the State of Delaware.

 

Wize, through its wholly owned subsidiary Wize Pharma Ltd., which is a company incorporated in Israel (“Wize Israel”), is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company currently focused on the treatment of ophthalmic disorders, including dry eye syndrome (“DES”).

 

Commencing August 30, 2016, Wize Israel manages most of its activity through OcuWize Ltd. (“OcuWize”), a wholly owned Israeli subsidiary of Wize Israel, which manages and develops most of the Company’s activity under an existing license agreement. In May 2015, Wize Israel entered into an Exclusive Distribution and Licensing Agreement (as amended, the “License Agreement”), with Resdevco Research and Development Company Ltd. (“Resdevco”). Pursuant to the License Agreement., Resdevco granted to Wize Israel (and thereafter, to OcuWize) an exclusive license to develop in the United States, under the LO2A licensed technology, products in the field of ophthalmic disorders, to mutually agree upon a manufacturer and to purchase, market, sell and distribute LO2A in finished product form in the licensed territories in the field of ophthalmic disorders.

 

For discussion regarding the issuance of the Series B Preferred Stock (as defined in Note 5 below) as a partial financing, concurrently with the recognition of an obligation with respect to 37% of future revenues of LO2A-based products (“LO2A Proceeds”) (if any) and the purchase of shares of Bonus BioGroup Ltd. (“Bonus”), classified as marketable equity securities that was completed in February 2020, see also Note 5.

 

  b. Going concern uncertainty and management plans:

 

The Company has not yet generated any material revenues from its current operations, and therefore is dependent upon external sources for financing its operations. As of September 30, 2020, the Company has an accumulated deficit of $41,131.

 

In addition, in the period and year ended September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, the Company reported operating losses and negative cash flows from operating activities.

 

Management considered the significance of such conditions in relation to the Company’s ability to meet its current and future obligations and determined that such conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.  

 

These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the possible inability of the Company to continue as a going concern.

 

Until such time as the Company generates sufficient revenue to fund its operations (if ever), the Company plans to finance its operations through the sale of Bonus Shares (as hereinafter defined) (see note 5), sale of equity or equity-linked securities and/or debt securities and, to the extent available, short-term and long-term loans. Although the Company received loan proceeds from a bank (see Note 5) of $247 during the nine month period ended September 30, 2020, there can be no assurance that the Company will succeed in obtaining the necessary financing to continue its operations as a going concern.

 

Regarding the issuance, and subsequent redemption, of the Series B Preferred Stock concurrently with the transaction with Bonus in February 2020, see also Note 5.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

  

NOTE 1:- GENERAL (Cont.)

 

  c. Risk factors:

 

As of September 30, 2020, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $41,131. The Company has historically incurred net losses and is not able to determine whether or when it will become profitable, if ever. To date, the Company has not commercialized any products or generated any material revenues from product sales and accordingly it does not have a revenue stream to support its cost structure. The Company’s losses have resulted principally from costs incurred in development and discovery activities and general and administrative expenses.

 

The Company expects to continue to incur losses for the foreseeable future, and these losses will likely increase as it:

 

■   initiates and manages further development and clinical trials for LO2A;

 

■   seeks regulatory approvals for LO2A;

 

■   implements internal systems and infrastructures;

 

■   seeks to license additional technologies to develop;

 

■   pays royalties related to the License Agreement and in connection with the obligation with respect to future revenues;

 

■   hires management and other personnel; and

 

■   moves towards commercialization.

 

No certainty exists that the Company will be able to complete the development of LO2A for Conjunctivochalasis (“CCH”), Sjögren’s syndrome (“Sjögren’s”) or any other ophthalmic disorder, due to financial, technological or other difficulties. If LO2A fails in clinical trials or does not gain regulatory clearance or approval, or if LO2A does not achieve market acceptance, the Company may never become profitable. In addition, while the Company explores license and other strategic transactions in an attempt to monetize the LO2A, there is no assurance that the Company will be successful in doing so and, even if is able to do so, what the timing or terms thereof may be of such licenses or strategic transactions.

  

The Company’s inability to achieve and then maintain profitability would negatively affect its business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. Moreover, the Company’s prospects must be considered in light of the risks and uncertainties encountered by an early-stage company and in a highly regulated and competitive market, such as the biopharmaceutical market, where regulatory approval and market acceptance of its products are uncertain, and the other risks set forth in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including risks and uncertainties relating to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. There can be no assurance that the Company’s efforts will ultimately be successful or result in revenues or profits.

  

NOTE 2:- SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

  a. Use of estimates in preparation of the financial statements:

 

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. The Company evaluates on an ongoing basis its assumptions. The Company’s management believes that the estimates, judgments and assumptions used are reasonable based upon information available at the time they are made.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 2:- SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Cont.)

 

These estimates, judgments and assumptions can affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the dates of these unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

The significant accounting policies applied in the annual audited consolidated financial statements of the Company as of December 31, 2019 are applied consistently in these unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, other significant accounting policies applied primarily to transactions first occurring after December 31, 2019, are described below:

 

Contingent obligation with respect to future revenues

 

The Company’s contingent obligation to payment of 37% of the future LO2A Proceeds, if any, was accounted for as long-term debt in accordance with the provisions of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 470-10-25, “Sales of Future Revenues or Various other Measures of Income,” which relates to cash received in exchange for payments of a specified percentage or amount of revenue or other measure of income of a particular product line, business segment, trademark, patent, or contractual right.

 

Such repayment obligations are contingent upon the receipt by the Company of any future proceeds from LO2A sales, license or other, as described in Note 5 below.

 

The Company elected to measure the contingent payment obligation in its entirety, at its fair value (the “Fair Value Option”) in accordance with ASC 825-10, “Financial Instruments” due to the variable and contingent nature of the repayment provisions of such financial liability.

 

The fair value of such liability was measured upon its initial recognition at its fair value, based on the difference between the fair value of the marketable securities received by the Company, less the amount of cash paid by the Company. In subsequent periods, the fair value of the liability for contingent payment obligation is based on management estimate. As of September 30, 2020, the Company revaluated the liability to its fair value with the assistance of an external appraiser, pursuant to the Company’s estimations and assumptions.

 

The Company has determined that the inputs used in measuring the fair value of the contingent payment obligation fall within Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy which involves significant estimations and assumptions regarding any projected future proceeds from the LO2A, including, among others, the dry eye US market size in 2025 (USD 2.9 Billion), the maximum penetration rate of the product into the U.S. market - 12%, the patent expiration date (2038), the operational profit rate - 26%, the probabilities for FDA phases approvals, and the risk-adjusted rate for discounting future cash flows - 20.3%.

 

The Company has determined that the inputs used in measuring the fair value of the contingent payment obligation fall within Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy which involves significant estimates and assumptions including, among others, any projected future proceeds from the LO2A, the risk-adjusted rate for discounting future cash flows and other relevant assumptions.  Actual results could differ from the estimates made. Changes in fair value (including the component related to imputed interest), would be included in the consolidated statements of comprehensive loss as part of financial income (loss) under the heading “Changes in fair value of contingent payment obligation with respect to future revenues.”

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 2:- SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Cont.)

 

Mandatorily Redeemable Series B Preferred Stock

 

The Company classified its formerly outstanding Series B Preferred Stock as a liability, as their terms embody an unconditional obligation of the Company to redeem the shares by transferring cash or other assets that equal (i) 80% of the proceeds received by the Company through future sales of the Bonus Shares issued to the Company under the Bonus Agreements (as hereinafter defined) and (ii) 80% of any cash dividends received by the Company on such Bonus Shares) at a specified or determinable date or dates.

 

As the mandatory redemption date was December 28, 2020 (or earlier), the liability was classified as a current liability as of September 30, 2020.

 

The Company elected to measure this liability in its entirety, at its fair value (the “Fair Value Option”) in accordance with ASC 825-10, “Financial Instruments” due to the variable and contingent nature of the redemption price of such financial liability.

 

Upon initial recognition and in subsequent periods, the Company measured the fair value of the liability related to the Series B Preferred Stock based on the value of the Bonus Shares and the cash amount that the Company is required to transfer to the Series B investors upon the redemption of the Series B Preferred Stock. The difference between the amount received by the Company upon the issuance of the Series B Preferred Stock and their fair value as of that date was carried immediately to the consolidated statements of comprehensive loss as part of financial income (loss).

 

The issuance costs of the Series B Preferred Stock were recognized immediately as an expense during the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

On July 8, 2020, the Company elected to redeem all of the Series B Preferred Stock. As a result, the Company distributed 68,191,200 Bonus Shares to the (now former) holders of Series B Preferred Stock. However, as of September 30, 2020, 9,546,768 Bonus Shares (out of the said 68,191,200 shares) to which several of the former holders of Series B Preferred Stock are entitled, are still held in the Company’s bank account as the Company did not receive the required instructions as to the transfer of such Bonus Shares from such former holders. The said shares are presented in the balance sheet as an asset and a liability at the amount of $1,007.

 

  b. Basic and diluted income (loss) per share:

 

Basic income (loss) per share is computed by dividing the income or loss for the period applicable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares of Common Stock outstanding during the period. Securities that may participate in dividends with the Common Stock (such as the convertible Series A Preferred Stock) are considered in the computation of basic income (loss) per share using the two-class method. In periods of net loss, such participating securities are included in the computation, since the holders of such securities have a contractual obligation to share the losses of the Company (as the convertible Series A Preferred Stock do not have a right to receive any mandatory redemption amount and as they are entitled only to dividends on an as-converted basis together with the common shares).

 

In computing diluted income (loss) per share, basic income (loss) per share is adjusted to reflect the potential dilution that could occur upon the exercise of options, warrants and rights for future investment issued or granted using the “treasury stock method” and upon the conversion of the loans pursuant to a convertible loan agreement dated March 20, 2016, entered into between Wize Israel and Rimon Gold Assets Ltd. (the “2016 Loan”), and a convertible loan agreement dated January 12, 2017 entered into between Wize Israel, Ridge Valley Corporation and, by way of entering into assignments and assumption agreements following such date, also with Rimon Gold Assets Ltd. and Shimshon Fisher (the “2017 Loan”) before their maturity date using the “if-converted method,” if the effect of each of such financial instruments is dilutive.

 

For the nine and three month periods ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, all outstanding stock options and other convertible instruments have been excluded from the calculation of the diluted net income (loss) per share as all such securities are anti-dilutive for all years presented. 

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 2:- SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Cont.)

 

The income (loss) and the weighted average number of shares used in computing basic and diluted net income (loss) per share for the nine and three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, are as follows:

 

  

Nine months ended

September 30,

 
   2020   2019 
         
Numerator:        
Net loss  $(7,232)  $(2,577)
Less: Net loss attributed to Series A Preferred Stock (*)   80    124 
Add: Deemed dividend with respect to right for future investment   -    (185)
           
Net loss applicable to shareholders of Common Stock  $(7,152)  $(2,638)
           
Denominator:          
Shares of common stock used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share   16,149,313    10,101,073 
Net loss per share of Common stock, basic and diluted  $(0.44)  $(0.26)

 

   

Nine months ended

September 30,  

 
    2020     2019  
                 
Preferred Stock, options and warrants excluded from the calculations of diluted loss per share     16,693,339       7,295,167  

 

  

Three months ended

September 30,

 
   2020   2019 
         
Numerator:          
Net loss  $(3,062)  $(872)
Less: Net loss attributed to Series A Preferred Stock (*)   32    14 
           
Net loss applicable to shareholders of Common Stock  $(3,030)  $(858)
           
Denominator:          
Shares of common stock used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share   16,296,791    10,806,155 
Net loss per share of Common stock, basic and diluted  $(0.19)  $(0.08)

  

(*)During the year ended December 31, 2018 the Company issued Series A Preferred Stock as part of the October 2018 transaction. These preferred shares are participating securities.

 

   

Three months ended

September 30,  

 
    2020     2019  
                 
Preferred Stock, options and warrants excluded from the calculations of diluted loss per share     16,693,339       6,986,873  

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 3:- UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and nine-month period ended September 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2020 or for any other interim period. These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related notes should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and related notes for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as filed with the SEC on March 30, 2020 (the “2019 Form 10-K”). The accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2019 has been derived from these audited consolidated statements.

 

NOTE 4:- STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

  a. The Common Stock confers upon their holders the right to participate and vote in general shareholder meetings of the Company and to share in the distribution of dividends, if any, declared by the Company, and rights to receive a distribution of assets upon liquidation.
     
  b. On January 9, 2020, the Company entered into the Bonus Agreements and the Series B Purchase Agreement (as such terms are defined in Note 5 below), whereby, at the closing of both transactions, which occurred on February 19, 2020, (i) the Company sold 37% of future revenues (if any) from its LO2A Proceeds to Bonus, an Israeli company whose ordinary shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (“TASE”), and invested cash amount of $7,400 in Bonus (of which $3,700 are held in trust) and (ii) in consideration, Bonus issued to the Company new ordinary shares of Bonus in a number equal to $16,400 divided by a purchase price per share of NIS 0.50 (approximately $0.12). The fair value of such Bonus ordinary shares received, based on a quote of the share price on January 9, 2020, the date of signing the Bonus Agreements, was $0.12 and, as of the date of the closing of the transactions, was $0.11.

  

  c. On August 11, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors approved the following equity grants: (i) 150,000 restricted stock units vesting quarterly over a period of two years to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company and (ii) 100,000 restricted stock units vesting quarterly over a period of two years to each of the other three non-executive directors.

 

NOTE 5:- SIGNIFICANT TRANSACTIONS

 

The Bonus/LO2A Transaction

 

On January 9, 2020, the Company entered into (i) an Exchange Agreement (the “Bonus Exchange Agreement”), with Bonus and (ii) a Share Purchase Agreement (the “Bonus Purchase Agreement” and, together with the Bonus Exchange Agreement, the “Bonus Agreements”) with Bonus.

 

Pursuant to the Bonus Agreements, the Company agreed to grant Bonus, in consideration for the issuance of 62,370,000 ordinary shares of Bonus to the Company (the “LO2A Shares”), the right to receive 37% of future LO2A Proceeds (if any), which, as more fully defined in the Bonus Exchange Agreement, include proceeds generated by the Company, Wize Israel and OcuWize, as a result of (i) the sale, license or other disposal of products or other rights underlying the LO2A technology licensed to OcuWize under the License Agreement; and (ii) a Sale Transaction, which, as more fully defined in the Bonus Exchange Agreement, includes the sale of shares or assets of Wize Israel and/or OcuWize. In addition, if the Sale Transaction involves a change of control of the Company, Bonus will be entitled to elect, to either remain with its right to 37% of the LO2A Proceeds or receive a one-time payment equal to 37% of the value attributed to Wize Israel out of the total proceeds payable for the Company in such transaction.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 5:- SIGNIFICANT TRANSACTIONS (Cont.)

 

In addition, pursuant to the Bonus Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed to purchase 51,282,000 ordinary shares of Bonus (the “PIPE Shares”, and together with the LO2A Shares, the “Bonus Shares”), for an aggregate purchase price of $7,400 in cash, which funds were deposited directly into an escrow account (the “Bonus Escrow Account”), of which (i) $500 was paid to Bonus as an advance promptly following execution of the Bonus Purchase Agreement, (ii) $3,200 was released to Bonus concurrently with the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Bonus Agreements in exchange for 50% of the PIPE Shares and (iii) $3,700 will be released to Bonus upon the Milestone Closing (as defined in the Bonus Purchase Agreement), in exchange for the remaining 50% of the PIPE Shares that were issued by Bonus and deposited into the escrow at the closing. The Company’s obligation to consummate the Milestone Closing is conditioned upon the satisfaction by Bonus of certain conditions, including the listing of its ordinary shares (or, if an ADR Program is to be implemented by Bonus, the American Depositary Shares representing such ordinary shares) on the Nasdaq Capital Market (or another superior tier of the Nasdaq market) (the “Nasdaq Listing”). However, as of September 30, 2020 and as of the date of these financial statements, Bonus has not satisfied the Nasdaq Listing condition and the Milestone Closing has not occurred.

 

The Bonus Agreements contain customary covenants, representations and warranties of the parties thereto, including, among others, (i) a covenant by the Company to use its reasonable commercial efforts to commercialize the LO2A technology or otherwise generate the LO2A Proceeds; (ii) a covenant by Bonus to issue additional shares to the Company upon certain events, including if Bonus conducts a private placement of its ordinary shares during the nine-month period following the closing at a price per share that is below NIS 0.30 per share; (iii) a covenant by Bonus to use its reasonable commercial efforts to conduct the Nasdaq Listing as soon as practicable, and in any event within 180 days following the closing (the “Initial Deadline”) and, if the Nasdaq Listing does not occur by the Initial Deadline, the Company will be entitled to liquidated damages for each 30 days of delay. The liquidated damages, which range between $20 to $164 depending on the length of the delay, may be paid, at Bonus’ election, in either cash or ordinary shares of Bonus; and (iv) a post-closing covenant by the Company to create, and cause Wize Israel and OcuWize to create, certain first priority liens in favor of Bonus to secure the Company’s obligations under the Bonus Exchange Agreement, including certain related negative covenants.

 

In addition, pursuant to the Bonus Agreements (as amended as of June 24, 2020), Bonus agreed to cover nearly 50% of the Company’s fees and expenses payable by the Company in cash, Bonus shares and/or a combination thereof to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (“HCW”) in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Bonus Agreements and the Series B Purchase Agreement (as defined below). In particular, Bonus agreed to reimburse the Company or pay HCW directly $350 in cash, Bonus shares and/or a combination thereof.

 

Regarding the requirement to release the remaining escrow amount of $3,700 to the Series B investors if Bonus fails to achieve the Nasdaq Listing, see below.

  

According to the Bonus Agreements, as amended, the total number of Bonus Shares issuable to the Company (including the shares to be released at the Milestone Closing) was computed as the number of ordinary shares of Bonus equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) $16,400 expressed in NIS (based on the exchange rate between NIS and the dollar as of January 8, 2020) by (B) NIS 0.50. As of January 9, 2020, such total number of Bonus Shares represented (on a post-issuance basis) approximately 12% of the outstanding share capital of Bonus. The fair value of Bonus shares based on a quote of the share price on January 9, 2020, the date of signing the Bonus Agreements, was $0.12 per share and, as of the date of the closing was $0.11 per share.

 

The closing of the transactions contemplated by the Bonus Agreements, as amended, was subject to several customary conditions, including the execution by Bonus and the Company of a Registration Rights Agreement (the “Bonus Registration Rights Agreement”), pursuant to which Bonus will be required to file a resale registration statement (the “Resale Registration Statement”) with the SEC to register the Bonus Shares for resale, within 30 days following the Nasdaq Listing, and to have the Resale Registration Statement declared effective within 45 days after the Nasdaq Listing in the event the Resale Registration Statement is not reviewed by the SEC, or 120 days after the Nasdaq Listing in the event the Resale Registration Statement is reviewed by the SEC.

 

The transactions contemplated by the Bonus Agreements were completed on February 19, 2020.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 5:- SIGNIFICANT TRANSACTIONS (Cont.)

 

As of the date of closing of the Bonus Agreements, the Company received 85,239,000 of Bonus Shares. Pursuant to the Bonus Agreements, an additional 28,413,000 Bonus Shares were to be released to the Company upon the Nasdaq Listing and concurrently with the release of the $3,700 from the escrow account to Bonus. However, as of September 30, 2020 and as of the date of these financial statements, Bonus has not satisfied the Nasdaq Listing condition and the Milestone Closing has not occurred. Accordingly, such amount is presented as restricted deposit (asset) in the balance sheet as of September 30, 2020 and the same amount is reflected as part of the liability with respect to the Series B Preferred Stock (as defined below). The Bonus Agreements also provide that, in the event that the Milestone Closing shall not occur on or before twelve (12) months following the Initial Deadline (the “Milestone End Date”), the Company may terminate the requirement to conduct the Milestone Closing by written notice to Bonus, with a copy to the escrow agent (the “Investor Milestone Termination Notice” and the date of delivery of such notice, the “Investor Milestone Termination Date”), in which case, (A) the liquidated damages described above shall not continue to accrue for the time following the Investor Milestone Termination Date, (B) the escrow amount shall be returned to the Company (following the redemption of the Series B Preferred Stock described below, to the former holders thereof), and (C) the 28,413,000 Bonus Shares held in escrow shall be returned to Bonus.

 

As the Bonus Shares represent marketable securities with readily determinable fair value, Bonus shares issued to the Company were recognized upon initial recognition based on their quoted price (less applicable non-marketability discount) as of the date of the completion of the Bonus Agreements at an aggregate amount of $8,759. The difference between the fair value of Bonus shares and the amount of cash that was transferred directly to Bonus from an escrow account was recognized as financial liability, representing the Company’s obligation to Bonus with respect to the LO2A Proceeds in an amount of $5,059 (see Note 2).

 

In addition, during the period from completion of the Bonus Agreements (February 19, 2020) and through September 30, 2020, the Company recognized financial income from revaluation of its investment in Bonus marketable securities in an amount of $644 (the Company recognized income of $1,000 for the six month period ended June 30, 2020, resulting in financial loss of $356 for the three month period ended September 30, 2020) due to the change in the quoted market price of these shares on TASE. Such amount was presented as part of financial income (expenses), net.

 

During the nine month period ended September 30, 2020, the Company received cash proceeds of $111 from the sale of 1,023,707 of Bonus Shares, which are marketable securities, in open market transactions.

 

The Mandatorily Redeemable Series B Investment

 

In order to finance the transactions contemplated by the Bonus Purchase Agreement, on January 9, 2020, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Series B Purchase Agreement”) with certain accredited investors.

 

Pursuant to the Series B Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed to sell to the investors, and the investors agreed to purchase from the Company, in a private placement, an aggregate of 7,500 shares of newly created Series B Non-Voting Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share, of the Company (“Series B Preferred Stock”) for a purchase price of $1.00 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds under the Series B Purchase Agreement of $7,500, which funds were deposited into an escrow account, of which (i) $500 was to be paid to the Bonus Escrow Account and $100 was to be paid to the Company to cover certain of its transactions expenses, in each case, promptly following the execution of the Series B Purchase Agreement, and (ii) the remaining $6,900 was to be released to the Bonus Escrow Account upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Series B Purchase Agreement (of which, as described above, $3,200 was to be released upon the earlier of the Milestone Closing or upon written consent of the holders of at least a majority of the Series B Preferred Stock).

 

The Series B Purchase Agreement contained customary covenants, representations and warranties of the parties thereto, including, among others, (i) a covenant by the investors not to transfer the Series B Preferred Stock without the approval of the Company; (ii) a covenant by the Company, for as long as any Series B Preferred Stock remain outstanding, not to sell any Bonus Shares for a price per share equal to less than NIS 0.40 (the “Price Restriction”); and (iii) a covenant by the Company, simultaneously with, or promptly after, the redemption of the Series B Preferred Stock, to assign certain rights under the Bonus Purchase Agreement, such as the right to liquidated damages in the event of delayed Nasdaq Listing, and under the Bonus Registration Rights Agreement, to the investors.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 5:- SIGNIFICANT TRANSACTIONS (Cont.)

  

In connection with the Series B Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed to file, at the closing, a Certificate of Designations of Series B Non-Voting Redeemable Preferred Stock with the Secretary of State of Delaware (the “Series B Certificate of Designations”). Pursuant to the Series B Certificate of Designations, the Company designated 7,500 shares of preferred stock as Series B Preferred Stock. The Series B Preferred Stock were not convertible into shares of Common Stock of the Company and have no voting powers, except as related to certain rights to protect the rights and preferences of the Series B Preferred Stock and with respect to sales or dispositions of the Series B Preferred Stock at a price per share below the Price Restriction. The Series B Preferred Stock entitled its holders to (i) 80% of the proceeds received by the Company through future sales of the Bonus Shares issued to the Company under the Bonus Agreements and (ii) 80% of any cash dividends received by the Company on such Bonus Shares. Under the Series B Certificate of Designations, the Company had the option to redeem the Series B Preferred Stock at any time by distributing to holders of the Series B Preferred Stock (i) 80% of the Bonus Shares then held by the Company and (ii) 80% of all dividends received by the Company but not yet paid to holders of the Series B Preferred Stock (the “Redemption Payment”). The Company was required to redeem the Series B Preferred Stock through payment of the Redemption Payment upon the earlier of (i) 60 days following the Nasdaq Listing of the Bonus Shares, and (ii) December 28, 2020.

 

However, until the completion of the Nasdaq Listing, an amount of $3,700 shall remain in an escrow account and, upon the failure of such listing by Bonus by the Milestone End Date, such amount shall be required to be released in its entirety to the Series B investors. This escrow account of $3,700 is presented as restricted deposit in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2020 and the same amount is reflected as part of the liability with respect to the mandatorily redeemable series B preferred Stock.

 

As of the completion date (February 19, 2020), the Company recognized a liability in light of its obligation to redeem the Series B Preferred Stock at its fair value in an amount of $10,707, representing the sum of the remaining escrow amount of $3,700 (which, in case the Milestone Closing will not be met, will be paid to the Series B investors) and 80% of the Company’s investment in Bonus marketable shares, see Note 2.

 

The difference between the amount of the liability recognized with respect to the Series B Preferred Stock ($10,707) and the cash amount actually invested by such preferred stock investors ($7,500), amounting to $3,207 was recognized immediately as financial expense, net upon the completion of the Bonus agreement and the Series B Purchase Agreement, within financial income (loss), net.

 

In addition, from the date of the completion of the Bonus agreements and until September 30, 2020, the Company recognized a loss in an amount of $597 (the Company recognized a loss of $803 during the six month period ended June 30, 2020, resulting in a gain of $206 for the three month period ended September 30, 2020) as part of financial income (loss), net due to the revaluation of the mandatorily redeemable Series B Preferred Stock liability.

 

On July 8, 2020, the Company elected to redeem all of the Series B Preferred Stock. As a result, the Company distributed 68,191,200 Bonus Shares representing an amount of $6,597 to the holders of Series B Preferred Stock representing 80% of the Bonus shares then held by the Company. As a result of such distribution, as of the date of these financial statements, the Company owns the remaining 16,024,093 Bonus Shares, representing approximately 1.61% of the outstanding shares of Bonus. However, as of September 30, 2020, an amount of 9,546,768 Bonus Shares (out of the said 68,191,200 shares) to which several of the former holders of Series B Preferred Stock are entitled, are still held in the Company’s bank account as the Company did not receive the required instructions as to the transfer of such Bonus Shares from such former holders. The said shares are presented in the balance sheet as an asset and a liability at the amount of $1,007.

 

The 2020 Loan

 

On July 15, 2020, OcuWize entered into a loan agreement with Bank Hapoalim (the “Bank”), whereby the Bank extended a loan in the principal amount of NIS 850,000 (approximately $247,000) (the “2020 Loan”), which is presented as a short term loan payable in the accompanying unaudited consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2020. The 2020 Loan bears interest at an annual rate of 5.45%, which will be paid in monthly payments. The 2020 Loan has a maturity date of January 15, 2021. In order to secure its obligations and performance pursuant to the 2020 Loan, OcuWize recorded a pledge in favor of the Bank and agreed that at all times, the value of all the assets in the OcuWize bank account will not be less than NIS 1,700,000 (approximately $496,000). In order to satisfy this requirement, the Company loaned to OcuWize a portion of the Bonus Shares held by it.

 

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WIZE PHARMA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

NOTES TO UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data

 

NOTE 6:- FINANCIAL INCOME (LOSS), NET

 

  Composition:  

 

   

Nine months ended

September 30,

   

Three months ended

September 30,

 
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
    Unaudited     Unaudited  
                         
Financial income:                        
Change in the fair value of marketable securities   $ 644     $ -     $ -     $ -  
Bank commissions and exchange rate differences     -       22       -       -  
Revaluation of mandatorily redeemable Series B Preferred Stock     -       -       206         -  
Amortization of premium related to convertible loans     -       1,188       -       101  
                                 
Total financial income   $ 644     $ 1,210     $ 206     $   101  
                                 
Financial expenses:                                
Accrued interest on convertible loans   $ -     $ (36 )   $ -     $ (18 )
Accrued interest on loans     (1 )     -       (1 )     -  
Loss from extinguishment of convertible loans     -       (878 )     -       -  
Loss from recognition of mandatorily redeemable Series B Preferred Stock     (3,207 )     -       -       -  
Loss from revaluation of contingent obligation with respect to future revenues     (1,758 )     -       (1,758 )     -  
Revaluation of mandatorily redeemable Series B Preferred Stock     (597 )     -       -       -  
Change in the fair value of marketable securities     -       (302 )     (356 )     (108 )
Exchange rate differences     -       -       -       (6 )
Bank commissions and exchange rate differences     (17 )     (2     (3 )     (2
                                 
Total financial expenses     (5,580 )     (1,218 )     (2,118 )     (134 )
                                 
Total financial income (loss), net   $ (4,936 )   $ (8   $ (1,912 )   $ (33 )

 

NOTE 7:- SUBSEQUENT EVENTS   

 

On November 12, 2020, the Company announced topline results from its Phase IV clinical trial of its in-license eye drop formula, LO2A, for the symptomatic treatment of dry eye syndrome in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome. 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations analyzes the major elements of our balance sheets, statements of comprehensive income (loss) and cash flows. This section should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 (“2019 Form 10-K”) filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission(theSEC”), and our unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes to these Financial Statements included in this Form 10-Q. All amounts are in U.S. dollars and rounded to thousands of U.S dollars.

 

Forward-Looking Statement Notice

 

This unaudited quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements, about our expectations, beliefs or intentions regarding, among other things, our product development efforts, business, financial condition, results of operations, strategies or prospects. In addition, from time to time, our representatives have made or may make forward-looking statements, orally or in writing. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “should” or “anticipate” or their negatives or other variations of these words or other comparable words or by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical or current matters. These forward-looking statements may be included in, but are not limited to, various filings made by us with the SEC, press releases or oral statements made by or with the approval of one of our authorized executive officers. Forward-looking statements relate to anticipated or expected events, activities, trends or results as of the date they are made. Because forward-looking statements relate to matters that have not yet occurred, these statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many factors could cause our actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in our 2019 Form 10-K and in Part II – Item 1A of this report.

 

This report identifies important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, particularly those set forth under Item 1A. “Risk Factors” as disclosed in our 2019 Form 10-K, our prior Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and in Part II – Item 1A of this report.

 

Such risk factors are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any of our forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

 

Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: 

 

  we will need to raise additional capital to meet our business requirements in the future, and such capital raising may be costly or difficult to obtain and will dilute current stockholders’ ownership interests;

 

  our current pipeline is based on a single compound known as LO2A and on the continuation of our license to commercialize LO2A;

 

  our inability to expand our rights under our License Agreement (as hereinafter defined) may have a detrimental effect on our business;

 

  the initiation, timing, progress and results of our preclinical studies, clinical trials and other product candidate development efforts;

 

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  our ability to advance our product candidate into clinical trials or to successfully complete our preclinical studies or clinical trials;

 

  our receipt of regulatory approvals for our product candidate, and the timing of other regulatory filings and approvals;

 

  the clinical development, commercialization and market acceptance of LO2A;

 

  our ability to establish and maintain corporate collaborations;

 

  the implementation of our business model and strategic plans and transactions for our business and product candidate;

 

  our ability to engage in strategic transactions that may monetize our rights in our LO2A licensed technology and, if so, the timing and terms thereof;

 

  the scope of protection we are able to establish and maintain for intellectual property rights covering LO2A and our ability to operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others;

  

  estimates of our expenses, future revenues, and capital requirements;

  

  competitive companies, technologies and our industry;

 

  political and economic instability, including, without limitation, due to natural disasters or other catastrophic events, such as terrorist attacks, pandemic diseases, such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), hurricanes, fire, floods, pollution and earthquakes; and

 

  the impact of the political and security situation in Israel on our business.

  

All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf speak only as of the date of this report and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included in this report. We undertake no obligations to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. In evaluating forward-looking statements, you should consider these risks and uncertainties.

 

Overview 

 

General. We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company currently focused on the treatment of ophthalmic disorders, including dry eye syndrome (“DES”). We have in-licensed certain rights to purchase, market, sell and distribute a formula known as LO2A, a drug developed for the treatment of DES, and other ophthalmological illnesses, including Conjunctivochalasis (“CCH”) and Sjögren’s syndrome (“Sjögren’s”). In May 2015, Wize Israel entered into an Exclusive Distribution and Licensing Agreement (as amended, the “License Agreement”), with Resdevco Research and Development Company Ltd. (“Resdevco”). Pursuant to the License Agreement, Resdevco granted to Wize Israel (and thereafter, to OcuWize) an exclusive license to develop in the United States, under the LO2A licensed technology, products in the field of ophthalmic disorders, to mutually agree upon a manufacturer and to purchase, market, sell and distribute LO2A in finished product form in the licensed territories in the field of ophthalmic disorders.

 

LO2A is currently registered and marketed by its inventor in Germany and Switzerland for the treatment of DES, in Hungary for the treatment of DES, CCH and Sjögren’s and in the Netherlands for the treatment of DES and Sjögren’s.

 

We intend to focus on marketing LO2A as a treatment for DES and other ophthalmic inflammations, including CCH and / or Sjögren’s, in the United States, and in additional territories, subject to obtaining the appropriate regulatory file for each such territory and purchasing the rights to market, sell and distribute LO2A in those additional territories. We believe that the potential for the most economic success is in marketing LO2A for treating CCH and Sjögren’s. The registration process in certain countries, including the United States, requires us to conduct additional clinical trials, in addition to the Phase II clinical trial that we have completed and the Phase IV clinical trial which we completed in May 2020, and with respect to which, we published topline data on November 12, 2020, as described in Item 5 below.

 

We plan, subject to successful studies results, to engage local or multinational distributors to handle the distribution of LO2A or engage in such other strategic transactions that may monetize our rights in our LO2A licensed technology. In particular, we intend to (i) engage, subject to obtaining the requisite rights in LO2A, pharmaceutical companies or distributors around the world with relevant marketing capabilities in the pharmaceutical field, in order for such pharmaceutical companies to sell LO2A, with us prioritizing those territories where we may expedite the registration process of LO2A based on existing knowledge and studies previously conducted on LO2A, without requiring additional studies, or (ii) explore other strategic transactions with pharmaceutical companies or others that will monetize our rights in the LO2A licensed technology. However, there is no assurance whether we will be able to consummate any such transactions and, even if we did, what will be the timing or terms thereof.

 

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In November 2018, we completed a phase II multi-center trial at five different medical centers in Israel (the “Phase II Multi-Center Trial”). The Phase II Multi-Center Trial was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study carried out in parallel groups that evaluated the safety and efficacy of LO2A for patients suffering from moderate to severe CCH. The primary efficacy endpoint for the Phase II Multi-Center Trial was the change from baseline in lissamine green conjunctival staining score at 3 months; secondary endpoints include change from baseline in lissamine green conjunctival staining score at 1 month, change from baseline in LIPCOF score at 1 and 3 months, change from baseline in TFBUT at 1 and 3 months and change from baseline in OSDI questionnaire score at 1 and 3 months. Safety endpoints include adverse events recorded throughout the trial, best-corrected visual acuity, slit lamp biomicroscopy findings, undilated fundoscopy findings and intraocular pressure measurements. We consulted with ophthalmology consultants from the United States in the preparation of the protocol for the Phase II Multi-Center Trial. In November 2018 we received the top line results for the Phase II Multi-Center Trial which describe analysis of the primary endpoint. The originally planned primary analysis was based upon recruitment of a sample size of 62 patients. Analysis was performed on the 49 fully evaluable patients using a mixed model with repeated measures (MMRM) and utilized all post baseline observations, (1-month and 3-month follow-ups) demonstrating statistical significance between the LO2A group and the placebo group (P=0.0079). The planned primary endpoint analysis compared average reduction in LGCS score from baseline to three months. This analysis also demonstrated a strong trend towards significance (P=0.0713) with average reduction in LGCS score between baseline and 3 months of -3.5 and -1.6 in the LO2A and placebo groups, respectively.

 

In May 2020, we completed a phase IV multi-center trial at five different medical centers in Israel (the “Phase IV Multi-Center Trial”). The Phase IV Multi-Center Trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of LO2A for symptomatic improvement of DES in 69 adult patients with Sjögren’s. Enrolled patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to one of two treatment groups, LO2A or Systane® Ultra UD. The Phase IV Multi-Center Trial was designed to support our clinical approval pathway for LO2A for the treatment of DES in patients with Sjögren’s within certain markets including the U.S. We announced the topline results of such trial on November 12, 2020, as described in Item 5 below.

 

Bonus Agreements. On January 9, 2020, the Company entered into (i) an Exchange Agreement (the “Bonus Exchange Agreement”), with Bonus BioGroup Ltd. (“Bonus”), an Israeli company whose ordinary shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and (ii) a Share Purchase Agreement (the “Bonus Purchase Agreement”, and together with the Bonus Exchange Agreement, the “Bonus Agreements”) with Bonus. Pursuant to the Bonus Agreements, the Company agreed to grant Bonus, in consideration for the issuance of 62,370,000 ordinary shares of Bonus (the “LO2A Shares”), the right to receive 37% of future L02A-based products (“LO2A Proceeds”) (if any), which, as more fully defined in the Bonus Exchange Agreement, include proceeds generated by the Company, Wize Israel and OcuWize, as a result of (i) the sale, license or other disposal of products or other rights underlying the LO2A technology licensed to OcuWize under the License Agreement, as amended; and (ii) a Sale Transaction, which, as more fully defined in the Bonus Exchange Agreement, includes the sale of shares or assets of Wize Israel and/or OcuWize. In addition, if the Sale Transaction involves a change of control of the Company, Bonus will be entitled to elect, to either remain with its right to 37% of the LO2A Proceeds or receive a one-time payment equal to 37% of the value attributed to Wize Israel out of the total proceeds payable for the Company in such transaction.

 

Pursuant to the Bonus Purchase Agreement, the Company agreed to purchase 51,282,000 ordinary shares of Bonus (the “PIPE Shares”, and together with the LO2A Shares, the “Bonus Shares”), for an aggregate purchase price of $7.4 million, which funds were deposited into an escrow account (the “Bonus Escrow Account”), of which (i) $500,000 was to be paid to Bonus as an advance promptly following execution of the Bonus Purchase Agreement, (ii) $3.2 million was to be released to Bonus concurrently with the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Bonus Agreements in exchange for 50% of the PIPE Shares and (iii) $3.7 million will be released to Bonus upon the Milestone Closing (as defined in the Bonus Purchase Agreement), in exchange for 50% of the PIPE Shares that were to be issued by Bonus and deposited into the escrow at the closing.

 

The Company’s obligation to consummate the Milestone Closing is conditioned upon the satisfaction by Bonus of certain conditions, including the listing of its ordinary shares (or, if an ADR Program is to be implemented by Bonus, the American Depositary Shares representing such ordinary shares) on the Nasdaq Capital Market (or another superior tier of the Nasdaq market) (the “Nasdaq Listing”). However, as of September 30, 2020 and as of the date hereof, Bonus has not satisfied the Nasdaq Listing condition and the Milestone Closing has not occurred. Accordingly, such amount is presented as restricted deposit (asset) in the balance sheet as of September 30, 2020 and the same amount is reflected as part of the liability with respect to the Series B Preferred Stock (as defined below).

 

The Bonus Agreements contain customary covenants, representations and warranties of the parties thereto, including, among others, (i) a covenant by the Company to use its reasonable commercial efforts to commercialize the LO2A technology or otherwise generate the LO2A Proceeds; (ii) a covenant by Bonus to issue additional shares to the Company upon certain events, including if Bonus conducts a private placement of its ordinary shares during the nine-month period following the closing at a price per share that is below NIS 0.30 per share; (iii) a covenant by Bonus to use its reasonable commercial efforts to conduct the Nasdaq Listing as soon as practicable, and in any event within 180 days following the closing (the “Initial Deadline”) and, if the Nasdaq Listing does not occur by the Initial Deadline, the Company will be entitled to liquidated damages for each 30 days of delay. The liquidated damages, which range between $20,000 to $164,000, depending on the length of the delay, may be paid, at Bonus’ election, in either cash or ordinary shares of Bonus; and (iv) a post-closing covenant by the Company to create, and cause Wize Israel and OcuWize to create, certain first priority liens in favor of Bonus to secure the Company’s obligations under the Bonus Exchange Agreement, including certain related negative covenants. The Bonus Agreements also provide that, in the event that the Milestone Closing shall not occur on or before twelve (12) months following the Initial Deadline , the Company may terminate the requirement to conduct the Milestone Closing by written notice to Bonus, with a copy to the escrow agent (the date of delivery of such notice, the “Investor Milestone Termination Date”), in which case, (A) the liquidated damages described above shall not continue to accrue for the time following the Investor Milestone Termination Date, (B) the escrow amount shall be returned to the Company (following the redemption of the Series B Preferred Stock described below, to the former holders thereof), and (C) the 28,413,000 Bonus Shares held in escrow shall be returned to Bonus.

 

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According to the Bonus Agreements, the total number of Bonus Shares issuable to the Company (including the shares to be released at the Milestone Closing) was computed as the number of ordinary shares of Bonus equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) $16.4 million expressed in NIS (based on the exchange rate between NIS and the dollar as of January 8, 2020) by (B) NIS 0.50. As of January 9, 2020, such total number of Bonus Shares represented (on a post-issuance basis) approximately 12% of the outstanding share capital of Bonus.

 

Series B Preferred Stock and Redemption. In order to finance the transactions contemplated by the Bonus Purchase Agreement, on January 9, 2020, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Series B Purchase Agreement”) with certain accredited investors. Pursuant to the Series B Purchase Agreement, the Company sold to the investors, and the investors purchased from the Company, in a private placement, an aggregate of 7,500 shares of newly created Series B Non-Voting Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share, of the Company (the “Series B Preferred Stock”) for a purchase price of $1,000 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds under the Series B Purchase Agreement of $7.5 million, which funds were deposited into an escrow account, of which (i) $500,000 was paid to the Bonus Escrow Account and $100,000 was paid to the Company to cover certain of its transactions expenses, in each case, promptly following the execution of the Series B Purchase Agreement, and (ii) the remaining $6.9 million were released to the Bonus Escrow Account upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Series B Purchase Agreement (of which, as described above, $3.7 million shall be released upon the earlier of the Milestone Closing or upon written consent of the holders of at least a majority of the Series B Preferred Stock). As of September 30, 2020, and as of the date hereof, Bonus has not satisfied the Nasdaq Listing condition and the Milestone Closing has not occurred.

 

Pursuant to the Certificate of Designations of Series B Non-Voting Redeemable Preferred Stock (the “Series B Certificate of Designations”), the Company designated 7,500 shares of preferred stock as Series B Preferred Stock. The Series B Preferred Stock were not convertible into shares of common stock of the Company and had no voting powers, except as related to certain rights to protect the rights and preferences of the Series B Preferred Stock and with respect to sales or dispositions of the Series B Preferred Stock at a price per share below the Price Restriction. The Series B Preferred Stock entitled its holders to (i) 80% of the proceeds received by the Company through future sales of the Bonus Shares issued to the Company under the Bonus Agreements and (ii) 80% of any cash dividends received by the Company on such Bonus Shares. Under the Series B Certificate of Designations, the Company has the option to redeem the Series B Preferred Stock at any time by distributing to holders of the Series B Preferred Stock (i) 80% of the Bonus Shares then held by the Company and (ii) 80% of all dividends received by the Company but not yet paid to holders of the Series B Preferred Stock (the “Redemption Payment”). The Company was required to redeem the Series B Preferred Stock through payment of the Redemption Payment upon the earlier of (i) 60 days following the Nasdaq Listing, and (ii) December 28, 2020, unless the Company elected to redeem the Series B Preferred Stock earlier.

 

On February 19, 2020, the Company closed (i) the Series B Purchase Agreement and issued and sold 7,500 shares of Series B Preferred Stock for aggregate gross proceeds of $7.5 million and (ii) the Bonus Agreements, whereby the Company sold 37% of the LO2A Proceeds to Bonus as described above and invested $7.4 million in Bonus, of which $3.7 million were released to Bonus at closing in consideration for 85,239,000 Bonus Shares and $3.7 million were deposited into an escrow account, and in consideration for their release upon the Nasdaq Listing, an additional 28,413,000 Bonus Shares will be released to the Company (and, following the redemption described below, to the other former holders of Series B Preferred Stock). However, as of September 30, 2020 and as of the date hereof, Bonus has not satisfied the Nasdaq Listing condition and the Milestone Closing has not occurred. Accordingly, such amount is presented as restricted deposit (asset) in the balance sheet, as of September 30, 2020 and the same amount is reflected as part of the liability with respect to the Series B Preferred Stock.

 

On July 8, 2020, the Company elected to redeem all of the Series B Preferred Stock. As a result, the Company distributed 68,191,200 Bonus Shares to the holders of Series B Preferred Stock, representing 80% of the Bonus Shares then held by the Company. As a result of such distribution, as of the date hereof, the Company beneficially owns the remaining 16,024,093 Bonus Shares, representing approximately 1.61% of the outstanding shares of Bonus (excluding 5,682,600 Bonus shares, out of the 28,413,000 Bonus shares held in trust, that will be transferred to the Company upon satisfaction of certain conditions set forth in the Bonus Agreements, including the Nasdaq Listing).

 

Outlook. We have not generated any material revenues from operations since our inception and we do not currently expect to generate any significant revenues for the foreseeable future, primarily because LO2A is still in early clinical stage development in the markets and for the indications we are currently targeting (DES with CCH and/or Sjögren’s). Our operating expenses have decreased from $2,569,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2019 to $2,296,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, primarily because we reduced our general and administrative expenses, as discussed below. We will require significant additional capital and, assuming we will have sufficient liquidity resources, we anticipate we will incur significantly higher costs in the foreseeable future, in order to finance our current strategic plans, including the conduct of ongoing and future clinical trials and further research and development or engaging in such other strategic transactions that may monetize our rights in our LO2A licensed technology. In particular, we are currently exploring a strategic transaction that will entail acquiring a company that is not in our line of business, while allowing our securityholders to retain their economic interests in our LO2A licensed technology, such as by way of issuing contingent value rights linked to such LO2A technology to our existing securityholders. However, there is no assurance whether we will be able to enter and consummate such transaction and, even if weare, what the timing or terms thereof may be.

 

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Results of Operations - Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 Compared to the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

 

   Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2020   2019 
         
Operating expenses:        
Research and development  $(392,000)   (451,000)
General and administrative   (1,904,000)   (2,118,000)
Total operating costs   (2,296,000)   (2,569,000)
Financial income (loss), net   (4,936,000)   (8,000)
Net loss  $(7,232,000)   (2,577,000)

 

Revenues

 

We did not generate any revenues from operations during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. We had no revenues primarily because Wize Israel is engaged primarily in research and development. Pursuant to the License Agreement, Wize Israel is required to pay Resdevco certain royalties for sales in the licensed territories based on an agreed-upon price per unit of either $0.60, in Israel and Ukraine, or in the low single digits of US Dollars, in the People’s Republic of China, payable on a semi-annual basis, subject to making certain minimum royalty payments as set forth in the License Agreement. In February 2019, the Company and Resdevco agreed that royalties for 20 and 30 unit dose eyedrops shall be the higher of $0.60 or a percentage of revenues, not to exceed 10%, from sales made in the United States and other countries, excluding Israel, China and Ukraine, and that the Company shall pay Resdevco minimum yearly payments of $150,000 per year through 2021, and then annual payments of $475,000 per year, and shall pay Resdevco $650,000 within two years after receipt of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval for eye drops utilizing the licensed technology.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Research and development expenses. Research and development expenses were $392,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $451,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $59,000, or 15%. The decrease in research and development expenses is mainly due to the completion of clinical trials in May 2020, which was partially offset by expenses related to finalizing the study report of such clinical trials.

 

General and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses were $1,904,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $2,118,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $214,000, or 10%. The decrease in general and administrative expenses during these periods is primarily related to decreases in share-based compensation expenses, and decreases in overseas travels and investor relations, which were partially offset by an increase in payroll and benefits.

 

Financial loss, Net. Financial loss, net was $4,936,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to financial loss, net of $8,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, a change of $4,928,000, or 61,600%.  The change in financial loss, net during these periods is primarily related to a decrease in premium amortization on convertible loans, which were extinguished prior to January 1, 2020, as well as due to a recorded loss from the recognition of the Series B Preferred Stock and changes from the revaluation of the Series B Preferred Stock and the contingent obligation with respect to future revenues under the Bonus Agreements which were partially offset by an increase in the fair value of marketable securities during the nine month period ended September 30, 2020.

 

Net loss. As a result of the foregoing, we recognized a net loss of $7,232,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to a net loss of $2,577,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, a change of $4,655,000, or 181%.

 

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Results of Operations - Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 Compared to the Three Months Ended September 30, 2019

 

  

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 
   2020   2019 
         
Operating expenses:          
Research and development  $(212,000)   (230,000)
General and administrative   (938,000)   (609,000)
Total operating costs   (1,150,000)   (839,000)
Financial income (loss), net   (1,912,000)   (33,000)
Net loss  $(3,062,000)   (872,000)

 

Revenues

 

We did not generate any revenues from operations during the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. We had no revenues primarily because Wize Israel is engaged primarily in research and development. See further discussion above under revenues for nine months ended September 30, 2020 above.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Research and development expenses. Research and development expenses were $212,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $230,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $18,000, or 8%. The decrease in research and development expenses is mainly due to the fact that in the three months ended September 30, 2020, we did not have any active clinical studies. 

 

General and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses were $938,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $609,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019, an increase of $329,000, or 54%. The increase in general and administrative expenses during these periods is primarily related to an increase in payroll and benefits expenses and professional services, which were partially offset by a decrease in share-based compensation expenses as well as decreases in investor relations and marketing expenses.

 

Financial loss, Net. Financial loss, net was $1,912,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to financial loss, net of $33,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2019, a change of $1,879,000, or 5,694%. The change in financial income, net during these periods is primarily related to a decrease in premium amortization on convertible loans, which were extinguished prior to January 1, 2020, and a loss from extinguishment of convertible loans, which were set off by a decrease in fair value of marketable securities and changes from the revaluation of the Series B Preferred Stock and the contingent obligation with respect to future revenues under the Bonus Agreements during the three month period ended September 30, 2020.

 

Net loss. As a result of the foregoing, we recognized $3,062,000 of net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2020 compared to $872,000 net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2019, a change of $2,190,000, or 251%.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

General

 

Liquidity is the ability of a company to generate funds to support its current and future operations, satisfy its obligations, and otherwise operate on an ongoing basis. Significant factors in the management of liquidity are funds generated by operations, levels of accounts receivable and accounts payable and capital expenditures. In the past several years, we financed our operations primarily through equity and convertible debt financings in private placements.

 

Working Capital and Cash Flows

 

As of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we had $102,000 and $718,000 in cash and cash equivalents, respectively.

 

As of September 30, 2020, we had $247,000 of outstanding loan, and as of December 30, 2019, we had no outstanding loans.

 

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As of September 30, 2020, we had a current obligation of $4,707,000 related to the formerly outstanding Series B Preferred Stock, of which (i) $3.7 million are for the funds held in escrow and which, upon the failure of the Nasdaq Listing by Bonus, will be released in its entirely to the former holders of the Series B Preferred Stock, and (ii) approximately $1.0 million, which is presented on our balance sheet both as an asset and a liability, is related to 9,546,768 Bonus shares (out of the said 68,191,200 Bonus shares that we were required to distribute as part of the redemption described above) to which several of the former holders of Series B Preferred Stock are entitled and are still held in the Company’s bank account (and the Company will transfer those shares to such holders when the Company will receive from those holders instructions to which bank account the shares should be transferred).

 

As of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we had $338,000 and $506,000 of working capital, respectively. The decrease in working capital was primarily due to the recognition of the Series B Preferred Shares as a result of the transaction with Bonus, which was partially offset by a recognition of restricted deposit and investment in Bonus Shares and from a recognition of a loan payable received from the bank on July 15, 2020. As of September 30, 2020, we had an accumulated deficit of $41,131,000.

 

The following table presents the major components of net cash flows (used in) provided by operating, investing and financing activities for the periods presented:

 

  

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 
   2020   2019 
         
Net cash used in operating activities  $(956,000)  $(1,548,000)
Net cash provided by investing activities  $114,000   $- 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  $197,000   $(150,000)

 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 Compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, net cash used in operating activities was $956,000 and $1,548,000, respectively. The decrease in net cash used in operating activities of $592,000 was mainly due to the increase in net loss of $4,655,000, an increase in marketable equity securities revaluation of $946,000, a decrease in the loss from extinguishment of convertible loans of $878,000 and a decrease in stock-based compensation of $445,000 which was set off by an increase in net loss from the recognition and fair value revaluation of the Series B Preferred Stock of $3,804,000, an increase in net loss from revaluation of the contingent obligation with respect to future revenues pursuant to the Bonus Agreements of $1,758,000 and a decrease in amortization of the premium related to convertible loans of $1,188,000.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, net cash provided by investing activities was $114,000 and nil, respectively. The increase in net cash provided by investing activities resulted from selling a portion of the Bonus shares held by the Company.

 

 For the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, net cash provided by financing activities was $197,000 and net cash used in financing activities was $150,000, respectively. The cash provided by financing activities in 2020 was due to a loan received on July 15, 2020 and the difference between the funds that were raised in the Series B transaction in the amount of $7,500,000 and the funds that were invested in the transaction with Bonus, which amounted to $7,400,000, which was partially offset by the payment of the license fees to Resdevco for the 2020 fiscal year as described above. The cash used in financing activities in 2019 was due to the payment of the license fees to Resdevco for the 2019 fiscal year.

  

Outlook

 

According to management estimates, liquidity resources as of September 30, 2020 may not be sufficient to maintain our planned level of operations for the next 12 months. In particular, we will need to raise additional funding or sell some of our marketable securities we received as a result of the transaction with Bonus and, as described below, take short-term loans. However, for a longer-term solution, we will need to either (i) seek additional capital for the purpose of implementing our business strategy and managing our business and developing drug candidates or (ii) reach another strategic transaction with pharmaceutical companies or others that may monetize our rights in the LO2A licensed technology. Conducting clinical trials and commercializing products is expensive and we will need to raise substantial additional funds to achieve our strategic objectives. We have not yet generated any material revenues from our current operations, and therefore we are dependent upon external sources for financing our operations. We will require significant additional financing in the near future. Additional financing may not be available on acceptable terms, if at all. Our future capital requirements as well as the ability to obtain financing will depend on many factors, including those listed under Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of our 2019 Form 10-K.

 

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On July 15, 2020, OcuWize entered into a loan agreement with Bank Hapoalim (the “Bank”), whereby the Bank extended a loan in the principal amount of NIS 850,000 (approximately $247,000) (the “2020 Loan”). The 2020 Loan bears interest at an annual rate of 5.45%, which will be paid in monthly payments. The 2020 Loan has a maturity date of January 15, 2021. In order to secure its obligations and performance pursuant to the 2020 Loan, OcuWize recorded a pledge in favor of the Bank and agreed that at any time, the value of all the assets in the bank account will not be less than NIS 1,700,000 (approximately $496,000). In order to satisfy this requirement, the Company loaned to OcuWize a portion of the Bonus Shares held by it.

 

In addition, during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020, we reported operating losses and negative cash flows from operating activities. Our management considered the significance of such conditions in relation to our ability to meet our current and future obligations and determined that such conditions raise substantial doubt about each our ability to continue as a going concern. As such, the report of our independent registered public accounting firm on the audited financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2019 included in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, contains an emphasis of this matter in a paragraph regarding substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern could materially limit our ability to raise additional funds through the issuance of new debt or equity securities or otherwise. Future reports on our financial statements may also include a similar emphasis of matter paragraph with respect to our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Except as outlined above, we currently have no agreements, arrangements, or understandings with any person to obtain funds through bank loans, lines of credit, or any other sources. Until we can generate significant continuing revenues, we expect to satisfy our future cash needs through debt or equity financings, sell of marketable equity securities or by out-licensing our distribution rights or reaching another strategic transaction with pharmaceutical companies or others that may monetize our rights in the LO2A licensed technology. We cannot be certain that additional funding will be available to us on acceptable terms, or at all. If funds are not available, we may be required to delay, reduce the scope of, or eliminate one or more of our commercialization efforts.

 

We are addressing our liquidity issues by implementing initiatives to raise additional funds as well as other measures that we believe will allow us to continue as a going concern.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of September 30, 2020, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements, as such term is defined under Item 303 of Regulation S-K, that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

For information with respect to recent accounting pronouncements, see Note 2 to our interim consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2020 included in this Form 10-Q.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Our critical accounting policies are described in the notes to our consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2019 included in our 2019 Form 10-K. There have been no changes to critical accounting policies in the nine months period ended September 30, 2020, other than the described in Note 2.a to the Financial Statements above.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

As a smaller reporting company, we have elected not to provide the disclosure required by this item.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a- 15(e) and 15d- 15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report. Based on such evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that as of September 30, 2020, our disclosure controls and procedures are designed at a reasonable assurance level and are effective to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to disclose in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in internal control over financial reporting

 

There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act, during our most recent fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II-OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors 

  

Our business faces many risks, a number of which are described under the caption “Risk Factors” in the 2019 Form 10-K. Other than as set forth below, there have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in the 2019 Form 10-K. The risks described in the 2019 Form 10-K and below may not be the only risks we face. Other risks of which we are not yet aware, or that we currently believe are not material, may also materially and adversely impact our business operations or financial results. If any of the events or circumstances described in the risk factors contained in the 2019 Form 10-K or described below occurs, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be adversely impacted and the value of an investment in our securities could decline. Investors and prospective investors should consider the risks described in the 2019 Form 10-K and below, and the information contained under the caption “Forward-Looking Statements” and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q before deciding whether to invest in our securities.

 

We are exposed to fluctuations in the market value of our investments.

 

As of September 30, 2020, we own 16,024,093 Bonus Shares, representing approximately 1.61% of the outstanding shares of Bonus (excluding 5,682,600 Bonus shares that will be transferred to the Company upon satisfaction of certain conditions set forth in the Bonus Agreements, including the Nasdaq Listing). As of November 12, 2020, the closing sale price of one Bonus Share was NIS 0.388 (equivalent to $0.1154). Market values of these investments can be negatively affected by various factors, including business and financial results, of the issuers of such securities.

 

We adjust our marketable securities according to fair value based on Bonus Share market price. All gains and losses on marketable securities, realized and unrealized, are recognized as financial income (expense), which increases the volatility of our financial income (expense).

 

As a result of these factors, the value or liquidity of our cash equivalents, as well as our marketable securities could decline and result in a material impairment, which could materially adversely affect our financial condition and operating results.

 

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Item 5. Other Information

 

Amendment to 2018 SPA

 

On November 12, 2020, the Company and the holders of a majority of the securities purchased pursuant to that certain Securities Purchase Agreement that we entered into on October 22, 2018 with several accredited investors (the “2018 SPA”), executed an amendment to the 2018 SPA, whereby the period during which the signatories to the 2018 SPA had a right of first offer for certain sales by the Company of its securities, was shortened, such that it expired on October 24, 2020.

 

The foregoing description of the amendment to the 2018 SPA does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified by reference to the full text of such document, which is attached as exhibit 10.1 to this Form 10-Q.

 

Phase IV Clinical Trial

 

On November 12, 2020, the Company announced topline results from its Phase IV clinical trial of its in-license eye drop formula, LO2A, for the symptomatic treatment of dry eye syndrome (DES) in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome. The randomized, double-masked comparative study evaluated LO2A versus Alcon’s Systane® Ultra UD (“comparator”), an over-the-counter lubricant eye drop product used to relieve dry and irritated eyes in DES patients, which is also used to treat dry eye in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome.

 

The study design included 69 patients (138 eyes) with Sjögren’s syndrome experiencing DES that were randomized in a 1:1 ratio into two treatment groups, LO2A or Systane® Ultra UD. Drops were administered topically to the eye over a 3-month period.

 

The primary endpoint of the study was change in corneal staining score, using the National Eye Institute (NEI) Industry Grading System after 3 months of study treatment. This is an objective measure used to determine the severity of the damage caused by dryness of the eye (referred to as “sign”).

 

Secondary endpoints included a conjunctival staining score after one month of treatment and changes in quality of life with subjective questionnaires, including Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score after one and three months of treatment (referred to as “symptoms”). Clinically significant results were defined as a reduction of 3 points in corneal and conjunctival staining and an improvement of 30 points in VAS and of 10 points in OSDI measurements.

 

The topline results consisted of the following:

 

LOA2 met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority vs. comparator at the 3-month time point in corneal staining with a p value of 0.001.

 

LO2A continued, as in prior trials, to demonstrate a good safety profile with no major adverse events or side effects reported.

 

A numeric advantage was evident in both the signs and symptoms of DES for patients using LO2A vs. the comparator in the subgroup of patients with primary Sjögren’s (11 and 17 patients with primary Sjögren’s were in the LO2A and Control groups, respectively).

 

LO2A demonstrated clinically meaningful improvement in both the signs and symptoms of DES in patients suffering from Sjögren’s - 100% of the patients treated with LO2A showed a clinically significant improvement in at least one of the primary and secondary end point measurements included in the trial at the 3-month time point vs. 90% of patients treated with comparator. In addition, among the LO2A treatment group, 74% of patients showed a clinically significant improvement in both signs and symptoms vs. 59% in the comparator group.

 

For the subset of patients with primary Sjögren’s, average conjunctival staining at the 3-month time point was reduced on average by 4.1 points by LO2A, compared to an average reduction of 2.7 points by the comparator, marking about a 52% difference.

 

For the subset of patients with primary Sjögren’s, there was an average reduction of 37.4 points in the eye dryness score measured by VAS in the group treated by LO2A, compared to an average reduction of 21.4 points in the comparator group at the 3-month time point, resulting in approximately a 75% difference.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

SEC
Ref. No.
  Title of Document
10.1   Form of Amendment No. 1, dated as of October 28, 2020, to the Securities Purchase Agreement of October 22, 2018, by and among the Company and the investors signatory thereto*
31.1   Rule 13a-14(a) Certification by Principal Executive Officer*
31.2   Rule 13a-14(a) Certification by Principal Financial and Accounting Officer*
32.1   Rule 13a-14(a) Certification by Principal Executive Officer*
32.2    Rule 13a-14(a) Certification by Principal Financial and Accounting Officer*
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document **
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document **
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document **
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document **
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document **
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document **

 

* Filed herewith
   
** Attached as Exhibit 101 to this report are the following financial statements from the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss, (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficiency, (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, and (v) Notes to Q3 2020 Financial Statements.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Wize Pharma, Inc.
     
Date: November 16, 2020 By /s/ Noam Danenberg
   

Noam Danenberg

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

Date: November 16, 2020 By /s/ Or Eisenberg
   

Or Eisenberg

Chief Financial Officer,

Treasurer and Secretary

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

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