Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Notes Payable

Notes Payable
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Notes Payable  
Notes Payable

On January 15, 2016, we entered into a loan and security agreement with Oxford Finance, LLC pursuant to which we had the option to borrow $10,000,000 in two equal tranches of $5,000,000 each (the “Loan Agreement”).  The first tranche of $5,000,000 was funded at close on January 15, 2016 (the “Term A Loan”). The option to fund the second tranche of $5,000,000 (the “Term B Loan”) was upon the Company achieving positive interim data on the Phase 1 HuMab-5B1 antibody trial in pancreatic cancer and successfully uplisting to either the NASDAQ Stock Market or NYSE MKT on or before September 30, 2016.  The option for the Term B Loan expired on September 30, 2016. The Company is not pursuing completion of any additional debt financing with Oxford Finance, LLC at the present time. The interest rate for the Term A Loan is set on a monthly basis at the index rate plus 11.29%, where the index rate is the greater of the 30-day LIBOR rate or 0.21%.  Interest is due on the first day of each month, in arrears, calculated based on a 360-day year.  The loan is interest only for first year after funding, and the principal amount of the loan is amortized in equal principal payments, plus period interest, over the next 36 months.  A facility fee of 1.0% or $100,000 was due at closing of the transaction, and was earned and paid by the Company on January 15, 2016.  The Company is obligated to pay a $150,000 final payment upon completion of the term of the loan, and this amount is being accreted using the effective interest rate method over the term of the loan. Each of the term loans can be prepaid subject to a graduated prepayment fee, depending on the timing of the prepayment.


Concurrent with the closing of the transaction, the Company issued 225,226 common stock purchase warrants to Oxford Finance, LLC with an exercise price of $5.55 per share.  The warrants are exercisable for five years and may be exercised on a cashless basis, and expire on January 15, 2021. The Company recorded $607,338 for the fair value of the warrants as a debt discount within notes payable and an increase to additional paid-in capital on the Company’s balance sheet. We used the Black-Scholes-Merton valuation method to calculate the value of the warrants. The debt discount is being amortized as interest expense over the term of the loan using the effective interest method.


We granted Oxford Finance, LLC a perfected first priority lien on all of the Company’s assets with a negative pledge on intellectual property. The Company paid Oxford Finance, LLC a good faith deposit of $50,000, which was applied towards the facility fee at closing.  The Company agreed to pay all costs, fees and expenses incurred by Oxford Finance, LLC in the initiation and administration of the facilities including the cost of loan documentation.


At the initial funding, the Company received net proceeds of approximately $4,610,000 after fees and expenses. These fees and expenses are being accounted for as a debt discount and classified within notes payable on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet. The Company's transaction costs of approximately $390,000 are presented in the condensed consolidated balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of the notes payable, consistent with debt discounts. Debt discounts, issuance costs and the final payment are being amortized or accreted as interest expense over the term of the loan using the effective interest method.


The Loan Agreement also contains customary indemnification obligations and customary events of default, including, among other things, our failure to fulfill certain of the Company's obligations under the Loan Agreement, the occurrence of a material adverse change, which is defined as a material adverse change in the Company's business, operations, or condition (financial or otherwise), a material impairment of the prospect of repayment of any portion of the loan, or a material impairment in the perfection or priority of the Lenders’ lien in the collateral or in the value of such collateral. In the event of default by the Company under the Loan Agreement, the Lenders would be entitled to exercise their remedies thereunder, including the right to accelerate payment of the debt, upon which we may be required to repay all amounts then outstanding under the Loan Agreement, which could harm the Company's financial condition.


On March 31, 2017, we and Oxford Finance, LLC signed a First Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement (“Amendment”), providing that the payment of principal on the January 2016 Term Loan that otherwise would have been due on the Amortization Date will be due and payable on May 1, 2017 along with any other payment of principal due on May 1, 2017. We were obligated to pay a fully earned and non-refundable amendment fee of $15,000 to the Collateral Agent. On May 1, 2017, we paid the principal due on May 1, 2017, along with the $15,000 amendment fee.


The Company was in compliance with all applicable covenants set forth in the Loan Agreement as of June 30, 2017.


For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company recorded interest expense related to the term loan of $150,634 and $307,292, respectively. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, the Company recorded $155,512 and $284,441 in interest expense related to the term loan, respectively. The annual effective interest rate on the note payable, including the amortization of the debt discounts and accretion of the final payment, but excluding the warrant amortization, was approximately 13.17% and 11.72% as of June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.


Future principal payments under the Loan Agreement as of June 30, 2017, are as follows:


Years ending December 31:      
2017 (remaining)   $ 972,221  
2018     1,666,667  
2019     1,666,667  
2020     138,889  
Notes payable, balance as of June 30, 2017     4,444,444  
Unamortized discount on notes payable     (492,888 )
Notes payable, balance as of June 30, 2017     3,951,556  
Current portion of notes payable     (1,666,667 )
Non-current portion of notes payable   $ 2,284,889