Mar 10, 2016

Anthera Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results

HAYWARD, Calif., March 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANTH) today provided a business update and reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

Recent Developments and Business Highlights:

Clinical Development

Management Update

Summary of Financial Results

About Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat serious and life-threatening diseases, including exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis, lupus, lupus with glomerulonephritis, and IgA nephropathy. Additional information on the Company can be found at

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(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 Three Months Ended 
December 31,
 Year Ended 
December 31,
 2015 2014 2015 2014 
License revenue$  1,819  $   $  2,562  $   
Collaboration revenue   99        623      
Total revenues  1,918         3,185      
Operating Expenses:                    
Research and development$ 8,605  $  5,527  $ 33,498  $  21,839  
General and administrative  1,874    1,771    7,568    6,620  
Research award  (1,171)       (2,638)     
Total operating expenses  9,308    7,298    38,428    28,459  
Loss from operations  (7,390)   (7,298)   (35,243)   (28,459) 
Other Expenses:                    
Interest expense      (144)       (1,049) 
Other income (expense)  51    (3)   23    (96) 
Total other income (expense)  51    (147)   23    (1,145) 
Net loss$  (7,339) $ (7,445 ) $  (35,220) $  (29,604) 
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:            
Basic and diluted$  (0.18) $ (0.32) $ (0.99) $  (1.36) 
Weighted-average number of shares used in per share calculation: basic and diluted39,947,036 22,926,664 35,631,237 21,776,269 
(in thousands, except share data)
 December 31
 December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents$ 46,951  $  2,639        
Accounts receivable$ 326  $         
Total assets$ 48,125  $  3,490        
Total deferred revenue$ 138  $         
Total liabilities, excludes deferred revenue$  8,330  $  5,751        
Accumulated deficit $ (352,031) $  (316,811)       
Total shareholders' equity (deficit)$ 39,657  $  (2,261)       
Common shares outstanding  40,004,037     23,005,209        



Nikhil Agarwal of Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. or 510-856-5600x5621

Source: Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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