U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

☒ QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended: March 31, 2018

 

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 333-170781

 

Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   27-3425913
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization
)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.
)

 

11 Commerce Drive, First Floor, Cranford, NJ 07016

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

 

(908) 967-6677

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

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 filed 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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (Section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post 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.

 

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 ☒

 

As of May 8, 2018, there were 10,677,222 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value, of the registrant issued and outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

FORM 10-Q

TABLE OF CONTENTS

March 31, 2018

 

    Page
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited) 1
   Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2018 and September 30, 2017 1
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 2
  Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2018 3
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 4
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 5
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 12
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 16
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 16
     
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 17
Item 1A. Risk Factors 17
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 17
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 17
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 17
Item 5. Other Information 17
Item 6. Exhibits 17
     
  SIGNATURES 18

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and unless the context otherwise requires the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Citius Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Leonard-Meron Biosciences, Inc., taken as a whole.

 

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express our intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements relating to our future activities or other future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may, and are likely to, differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors discussed from time to time in this report and in other documents which we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, such statements could be affected by risks and uncertainties related to:

 

our ability to raise funds for general corporate purposes and operations, including our clinical trials;
the commercial feasibility and success of our technology;
our ability to recruit qualified management and technical personnel;
the success of our clinical trials;
our ability to obtain and maintain required regulatory approvals for our products; and
the other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and elsewhere in this report.

 

The foregoing list does not contain all of the risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and except as may be required under applicable securities laws; we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the filing date of this report.

 

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

CITIUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

   March 31,   September 30, 
   2018   2017 
ASSETS        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents  $5,007,865   $3,204,108 
Prepaid expenses   64,794    220,246 
Total Current Assets   5,072,659    3,424,354 
           
Property and Equipment, Net of Accumulated Depreciation of $8,695 and $7,412   1,953    3,236 
           
Other Assets:          
Deposits   2,167    2,167 
In-process research and development   19,400,000    19,400,000 
Goodwill   1,586,796    1,586,796 
Total Other Assets   20,988,963    20,988,963 
           
Total Assets  $26,063,575   $24,416,553 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Current Liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $1,400,473   $602,431 
Accrued expenses   142,945    560,918 
Accrued compensation   795,375    1,063,000 
Accrued interest – related parties   50,106    42,209 
Notes payable – related parties   172,970    172,970 
Due to related party       27,637 
Total Current Liabilities   2,561,869    2,469,165 
           
Commitments and Contingencies          
           
Stockholders’ Equity:          
Preferred stock – $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding        
Common stock – $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 10,667,222 and 8,345,844 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively   10,667    8,346 
Additional paid-in capital   58,880,055    49,660,242 
Accumulated deficit   (35,389,016)   (27,721,200)
Total Stockholders’ Equity   23,501,706    21,947,388 
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $26,063,575   $24,416,553 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CITIUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2018 AND 2017

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   March 31,   March 31,   March 31,   March 31, 
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
                 
Revenues  $   $   $   $ 
                     
Operating Expenses                    
Research and development   3,439,853    859,915    4,046,374    2,271,074 
General and administrative   1,212,425    1,383,771    3,558,665    2,515,954 
Stock-based compensation – general and administrative   214,666    300,030    504,687    541,544 
Total Operating Expenses   4,866,944    2,543,716    8,109,726    5,328,572 
                     
Operating Loss   (4,866,944)   (2,543,716)   (8,109,726)   (5,328,572)
                     
Other Income (Expense), Net                    
Gain on extinguishment of liability   450,000        450,000     
Gain (loss) on revaluation of derivative warrant liability       (179,796)       442,390 
Interest expense   (4,706)   (19,851)   (8,090)   (33,079)
Total Other Income (Expense), Net   445,294    (199,647)   441,910    409,311 
                     
Loss before Income Taxes   (4,421,650)   (2,743,363)   (7,667,816)   (4,919,261)
Income tax benefit                
                     
Net Loss  $(4,421,650)  $(2,743,363)  $(7,667,816)  $(4,919,261)
                     
Net Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted  $(0.44)  $(0.55)  $(0.82)  $(0.99)
                     
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding                    
Basic and diluted   9,996,030    4,993,454    9,300,252    4,947,945 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CITIUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2018

(Unaudited)

 

           Additional       Total 
   Preferred   Common Stock   Paid-In   Accumulated   Stockholders' 
   Stock   Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Equity 
                         
Balance, October 1, 2017  $    8,345,844   $8,346   $49,660,242   $(27,721,200)  $21,947,388 
Issuance of common stock in registered direct offering, net of costs of $760,459       1,949,864    1,949    7,244,150        7,246,099 
Issuance of common stock upon exercise of warrants        289,314    290    1,124,858        1,125,148 
Issuance of common stock for services and release agreement       82,200    82    346,118        346,200 
Stock-based compensation expense               504,687        504,687 
Net loss                   (7,667,816)   (7,667,816)
                               
Balance, March 31, 2018  $    10,667,222   $10,667   $58,880,055   $(35,389,016)  $23,501,706 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CITIUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2018 AND 2017

(Unaudited)

 

   2018   2017 
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:        
Net loss  $(7,667,816)  $(4,919,261)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Loss (gain) on revaluation of derivative warrant liability       (442,390)
Gain on extinguishment of liability   (450,000)    
Stock-based compensation expense   504,687    541,544 
Issuance of common stock for services and release agreement   346,200    298,774 
Depreciation   1,283    1,343 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Prepaid expenses   155,452    316,348 
Accounts payable   798,042    953,784 
Accrued expenses   32,027    898,271 
Accrued compensation   (267,625)   179,115 
Accrued interest, related parties   7,897    33,079 
Due to related party   (27,637)    
Net Cash Used In Operating Activities   (6,567,490)   (2,139,393)
           
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:          
Proceeds from notes payable - related parties       1,350,000 
Proceeds from common stock warrant exercises   1,125,148     
Net proceeds from registered direct offering   7,246,099     
Net proceeds from private placements       556,152 
Net Cash Provided By Financing Activities   8,371,247    1,906,152 
           
Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents   1,803,757    (233,241)
Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of Period   3,204,108    294,351 
           
Cash and Cash Equivalents - End of Period  $5,007,865   $61,110 
           
Supplemental Disclosures Of Cash Flow Information and Non-cash Transactions:          
Interest paid  $193   $ 
Reclassification of derivative warrant liability to additional paid-in capital  $   $813,319 
Par value of common stock issued upon cashless exercise of warrants  $17   $ 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CITIUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2018 AND 2017

(Unaudited)

  

1.NATURE OF OPERATIONS, BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Business

 

Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Citius” or the “Company”) is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of critical care products targeting unmet needs with a focus on anti-infectives, cancer care and unique prescription products. The Company was founded as Citius Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company, on January 23, 2007. On September 12, 2014, Citius Pharmaceuticals, LLC entered into a Share Exchange and Reorganization Agreement with Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Trail One, Inc.), a publicly traded company incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada. Citius Pharmaceuticals, LLC became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citius.

 

On March 30, 2016, Citius acquired Leonard-Meron Biosciences, Inc. (“LMB”) as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The Company acquired all of the outstanding stock of LMB by issuing 1,942,456 shares of its common stock. The net assets of LMB acquired, including identifiable intangible assets of $19,400,000 related to in-process research and development, amounted to $17,428,277.

 

The Company recorded goodwill of $1,586,796 for the excess of the purchase price of $19,015,073 over the net assets acquired of $17,428,277.

 

In-process research and development represents the value of LMB’s leading drug candidate which is an antibiotic solution used to treat catheter-related bloodstream infections (Mino-Lok™) and is expected to be amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of eight years commencing upon revenue generation. Goodwill represents the value of LMB’s industry relationships and its assembled workforce. Goodwill will not be amortized but will be tested at least annually for impairment.

 

Citius is subject to a number of risks common to companies in the pharmaceutical industry including, but not limited to, risks related to the development by Citius or its competitors of research and development stage products, market acceptance of its products, competition from larger companies, dependence on key personnel, dependence on key suppliers and strategic partners, the Company’s ability to obtain additional financing and the Company’s compliance with governmental and other regulations.

 

Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Preparation — The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the operations of Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Citius Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and LMB. All significant inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information, without being audited, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary to make the financial statements not misleading have been included. Operating results for the six months ended March 31, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending September 30, 2018. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

There have been no recently issued accounting pronouncements that have had or are expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Use of Estimates — Our accounting principles require our management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Estimates having relatively higher significance include stock-based compensation, valuation of warrants, and income taxes. Actual results could differ from those estimates and changes in estimates may occur.

 

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Basic and Diluted Net Loss per Common Share — Basic and diluted net loss per common share is computed by dividing net loss in each period by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during such period. For the periods presented, common stock equivalents, consisting of options, warrants and convertible securities were not included in the calculation of the diluted loss per share because they were anti-dilutive.

 

Income Taxes — We recognize deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences or events that have been included in our condensed consolidated financial statements and/or tax returns. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are based upon the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts and the tax bases of existing assets and liabilities and for loss and credit carryforwards using enacted tax rates expected to be in effect in the years in which the differences are expected to reverse. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance if it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax asset will not be realized.

 

We provide reserves for potential payments of tax to various tax authorities related to uncertain tax positions when management determines that it is probable that a loss will be incurred related to these matters and the amount of the loss is reasonably determinable.

 

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act”), was signed into law by the President of the United States. The Act includes a number of changes, including the lowering of the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, effective January 1, 2018, and the establishment of a territorial-style system for taxing foreign-source income of domestic multinational corporations. As the Company records a valuation allowance for its entire deferred income tax asset, there was no impact to the reported amounts in these financials statements as a result of the Act.

 

2.GOING CONCERN UNCERTAINTY AND MANAGEMENT’S PLAN

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company experienced negative cash flows from operations of $6,567,490 for the six months ended March 31, 2018. The Company has generated no operating revenue to date and has principally raised capital through the issuance of debt and equity instruments to finance its operations. At March 31, 2018, the Company had limited capital to fund its operations. This raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

The Company plans to raise capital through equity financings from outside investors as well as raise additional funds from existing investors and continued borrowings under related party debt agreements. There is no assurance, however, that the Company will be successful in raising the needed capital and, if funding is available, that it will be available in amounts sufficient for and on terms acceptable to the Company. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of the above uncertainty.

 

3.PATENT AND TECHNOLOGY LICENSE AGREEMENT

 

LMB has a patent and technology license agreement with Novel Anti-Infective Therapeutics, Inc. (“NAT”) to develop and commercialize Mino-Lok™ on an exclusive, worldwide sub licensable basis, as amended. LMB pays an annual maintenance fee in June until commercial sales of a product subject to the license commence. The annual fee in 2017 is $50,000 and the annual fee in 2018 is $75,000.

 

LMB will also pay annual royalties on net sales of licensed products, with royalties ranging from the mid-single digits to the low double digits. In limited circumstances in which the licensed product is not subject to a valid patent claim and a competitor is selling a competing product, the royalty rate is in the low single digits. After a commercial sale is obtained, LMB must pay minimum aggregate annual royalties of $100,000 in the first commercial year which is prorated for a less than 12-month period, increasing $25,000 per year to a maximum of $150,000 annually. LMB must also pay NAT up to $1,390,000 upon achieving specified regulatory and sales milestones. Finally, LMB must pay NAT a specified percentage of payments received from any sub licensees.

 

Unless earlier terminated by NAT, based on the failure to achieve certain development and commercial milestones, the license agreement remains in effect until the date that all patents licensed under the agreement have expired and all patent applications within the licensed patent rights have been cancelled, withdrawn or expressly abandoned.

 

4.NOTES PAYABLE – RELATED PARTIES

 

The aggregate principal balance as of March 31, 2018 consists of notes payable held by our Chairman, Leonard Mazur, in the amount of $160,470 and notes payable held by our Chief Executive Officer, Myron Holubiak, in the amount of $12,500. Notes with an aggregate principal balance of $104,000 accrue interest at the prime rate plus 1.0% per annum and notes with an aggregate principal balance of $68,970 accrue interest at 12% per annum.

 

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Interest expense on notes payable – related parties was $4,705 and $19,851, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017. Interest expense on notes payable – related parties was $7,897 and $33,079, respectively, for the six months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017.

 

5.DERIVATIVE WARRANT LIABILITY

 

Derivative financial instruments are recognized as a liability on the consolidated balance sheet and measured at fair value. At March 31, 2018 and September 30, 2017, the Company had no outstanding warrants that were considered to be derivative instruments although the Company did have such warrants outstanding during the six months ended March 31, 2017.

 

The Company performed valuations of these warrants using the Black-Scholes option pricing model which value was also compared to a Binomial Option Pricing Model for reasonableness. The Black-Scholes option pricing model requires input of assumptions including the risk-free interest rates, volatility, expected life and dividends. Selection of these inputs involves management’s judgment and may impact net loss. Due to our limited operating history and limited number of sales of our common stock, we estimate our volatility based on a number of factors including the volatility of comparable publicly traded pharmaceutical companies. The volatility factor used in the Black-Scholes option pricing model has a significant effect on the resulting valuation of the derivative liabilities on our balance sheet. The volatility calculated at March 31, 2017 was 85%. We used a risk-free interest rate of 1.96%, estimated lives of 4.04 to 4.07 years, which were the remaining contractual lives of the warrants subject to “down round” provisions, and no dividends to our common stock.

 

During the six months ended March 31, 2017, anti-dilution rights related to warrants to purchase 181,111 shares of common stock expired which resulted in a reclassification from derivative warrant liability to additional paid-in capital of $813,319.

 

The table below presents the changes in the derivative warrant liability, which is measured at fair value on a recurring basis and classified as Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy:

 

   Six Months
Ended
March 31,
2018
   Six Months
Ended
March 31,
2017
 
Derivative warrant liability, beginning of period  $   $1,681,973 
Fair value of warrants issued        
Total realized/unrealized gains included in net loss       (442,390)
Reclassification of liability to additional paid-in capital       (813,319)
Derivative warrant liability, end of period  $   $426,264 

 

6. COMMON STOCK, STOCK OPTIONS AND WARRANTS

 

Common Stock

 

On June 9, 2017, the Company affected a 1-for-15 reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, $0.001 par value. Under the terms of the reverse stock split, fractional shares issuable to stockholders were rounded up to the nearest whole share, resulting in a reverse split slightly less than 1-for-15 in the aggregate. All per share amounts and number of shares (other than authorized shares) in these consolidated financial statements and related notes have been retroactively restated to reflect the reverse stock split.

 

2016 Private Offering

 

In October 2016, the Company commenced an offering (the “2016 Offering”) of units at a price of $6.00 per unit (the “2016 Offering Units”). Each 2016 Offering Unit consists of (i) one share of common stock and (ii) a warrant to purchase one share of common stock (the “2016 Offering Warrants”) at an exercise price of $8.25 exercisable for five years from the date of issuance.  The placement agent for the 2016 Offering was to receive a 10% cash commission on the gross proceeds from the sale of the 2016 Offering Units.  In addition, on each closing the placement agent also was to receive (i) an expense allowance equal to 3% of the proceeds of the sale, and (ii) warrants to purchase a number of shares of common stock equal to 10% of the 2016 Offering Units sold at an exercise price of $8.25 per share.

 

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On November 23, 2016, the Company sold 65,000 of the 2016 Offering Units for gross proceeds of $390,000.  The estimated fair value of the warrants included in the 2016 Offering Units sold to the investors was $234,505. Additionally, a warrant to purchase 6,500 shares of common stock was granted to the placement agent pursuant to the above pricing terms. The estimated fair value of the warrant granted to the placement agent was $23,451. The placement agent was paid commissions and an expense allowance of $50,700. Other costs of the placement were $156,896, including deferred offering costs of $64,801.

 

On June 8, 2017, the Company entered into release agreements with the investors in the 2016 Offering whereby each investor released the Company from the restrictions on certain corporate actions that were included in the unit purchase agreements. Pursuant to the terms of the release agreements, upon the closing of the 2017 public offering (see below) and the concurrent listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market, the Company issued to the investors an additional 58,191 shares of common stock to effectively reprice the sale of the units to $4.125 per unit and repriced the warrants to an exercise price of $4.125 per share on August 8, 2017.

 

2017 Public Offering and Release Agreement

 

On August 8, 2017, the Company closed a public offering of 1,648,484 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase 1,648,484 shares of common stock at an offering price of $4.125 per share and $0.01 per warrant. The warrants have a per share exercise price of $4.125, are exercisable immediately and will expire five years from the date of issuance.  The gross proceeds from this offering were $6,802,469, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses of $685,573. The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 247,272 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase 247,272 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments. On August 8, 2017, the underwriters partially exercised the over-allotment and purchased the additional 247,272 warrants. The estimated fair value of the 1,895,756 warrants issued to the investors was $4,160,195 and the estimated fair value of the 65,940 warrants issued to the underwriters was $142,419.

 

On November 7, 2017, the Company entered into a release agreement with the underwriter. The Company had previously granted a right of first refusal to underwrite all equity and debt offerings for a period of twelve months following completion of the 2017 public offering (“Right of First Refusal”). Under the release, the Company agreed to pay the underwriter $100,000 in cash and issue 60,000 shares of restricted common stock with a fair value of $257,400 in exchange for a full release from all obligations related to the Right of First Refusal. The Company expensed the $357,400 cost of the release agreement in November 2017.

 

Registered Direct/Private Placement Offerings

 

On December 19, 2017, the Company closed a registered direct offering with several institutional and accredited investors for the sale of 1,280,360 shares of common stock at $4.6925 per share for gross proceeds of $6,008,089. Simultaneously, the Company privately sold and issued to the investors 640,180 immediately exercisable five and a half year warrants at $4.63 per share. The Company paid the placement agent for the offering a fee of 7% of the gross proceeds totaling $420,566 and issued the placement agent 89,625 immediately exercisable five year warrants at $5.8656 per share. The Company also reimbursed the placement agent for $85,000 in expenses and incurred $20,000 in other expenses. Net proceeds from the offering were $5,482,523. The estimated fair value of the 640,180 warrants issued to the investors was $2,407,276 and the estimated fair value of the 89,625 warrants issued to the placement agent was $316,071.

 

On March 29, 2018, the Company closed a registered direct offering with an institutional and an accredited investor for the sale of 669,504 shares of common stock at $2.985 per share for gross proceeds of $1,998,469. Simultaneously, the Company privately sold and issued to investors 669,504 immediately exercisable five and a half year warrants at $2.86 per share. The Company paid the placement agent for the offering a fee of 7% of the gross proceeds totaling $139,893 and issued the placement agent 46,866 immediately exercisable five year warrants at $3.73125 per share. The Company also reimbursed the placement agent for $85,000 in expenses and incurred $10,000 in other expenses. Net proceeds from the offering were $1,763,576. The estimated fair value of the 669,504 warrants issued to the investors was $1,679,482 and the estimated fair value of the 46,866 warrants issued to the placement agent was $110,511.

 

Common Stock Issued for Services

 

On February 7, 2018, the Company issued 22,200 shares of common stock for services provided by two consultants and expensed the $88,800 fair value of the common stock issued.

 

Unit Purchase Options

 

On April 7, 2017, the Company issued a three-year Unit Purchase Option Agreement to a consultant for the purchase of 38,000 units at a purchase price of $9.00 per unit. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $9.00 per share which expires on the earlier of three years after exercise of the Unit Purchase Option Agreement or April 7, 2023. The consultant provided the Company with business development and financing assistance for the three months ended June 30, 2017. The Company estimated the fair value of the unit purchase option agreement at $104,138 and expensed it during the year ended September 30, 2017.

 

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On June 29, 2017, the Company issued a three-year Unit Purchase Option Agreement to a consultant for the purchase of 62,667 units at a purchase price of $9.00 per unit. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $9.00 per share which expires on the earlier of three years after exercise of the Unit Purchase Option Agreement or June 29, 2022. The consultant provided the Company with business development and financing assistance through December 31, 2017. The Company estimated the fair value of the unit purchase option agreement at $193,860 and recorded it as a prepaid expense at June 30, 2017. The Company recorded an expense of $96,930 for this agreement during the year ended September 30, 2017 and expensed the remaining balance of $96,930 during the three months ended December 31, 2017.

 

Stock Option Plans

 

On September 12, 2014, the Board of Directors adopted the 2014 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”) and reserved 866,667 shares of common stock for issuance to employees, directors and consultants. On September 12, 2014, our stockholders approved the plan. Pursuant to the 2014 Plan, the Board of Directors (or committees and/or executive officers delegated by the Board of Directors) may grant stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, other stock-based awards and cash-based awards. As of March 31, 2018, there were options to purchase an aggregate of 861,039 shares of common stock outstanding under the 2014 Plan, options to purchase 4,829 shares were exercised, and 799 shares remain available for future grants.

 

On February 7, 2018, our stockholders approved the 2018 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan (the “2018 Plan”) and the Company reserved 2,000,000 shares of common stock for issuance to employees, directors and consultants. Pursuant to the 2018 Plan, the Board of Directors (or committees and/or executive officers delegated by the Board of Directors) may grant stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, other stock-based awards and cash-based awards. As of March 31, 2018, there were no grants under the 2018 Plan.

 

The fair value of each stock option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Due to its limited operating history and limited number of sales of its common stock, the Company estimated its volatility in consideration of a number of factors including the volatility of comparable public companies. The Company uses historical data, as well as subsequent events occurring prior to the issuance of the consolidated financial statements, to estimate option exercises and employee terminations within the valuation model. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant commensurate with the expected term assumption. The expected term of stock options granted, all of which qualify as “plain vanilla,” is based on the average of the contractual term (generally 10 years) and the vesting period. For non-employee options, the expected term is the contractual term.

 

A summary of option activity under the 2014 Plan as of March 31, 2018 and the changes during the six months then ended is presented below:

 

Options  Shares  

Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price

  

Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term

 

Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value

 
Outstanding at October 1, 2017   861,039   $6.69   8.37 years  $208,151 
Granted                
Exercised                
Forfeited or expired                
Outstanding at March 31, 2018   861,039   $6.69   7.87 years  $204,832 
Exercisable at March 31, 2018   547,841   $7.97   7.05 years  $204,832 

 

Stock-based compensation expense for the six months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 was $504,687 and $541,544, respectively.

 

At March 31, 2018, unrecognized total compensation cost related to unvested awards of $673,900 is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.78 years.

 

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Warrants

 

As of March 31, 2018, the Company has reserved shares of common stock for the exercise of outstanding warrants. The following table summarizes the warrants outstanding:

 

   Exercise price   Number   Expiration Dates
Investor Warrants  $9.00    226,671   September 12, 2019
Placement Agent Unit Warrants   9.00    90,668   September 12, 2019
Placement Agent Share Warrants   9.00    66,667   September 12, 2019
Investor Warrants   9.00    202,469   March 19, 2020 – September 14, 2020
Investor Warrants   9.00    307,778   November 5, 2020 – April 25, 2021
LMB Warrants   6.15    90,151   June 12, 2019 – March 2, 2021
LMB Warrants   9.90    8,155   September 30, 2019 – January 8, 2020
LMB Warrants   20.70    17,721   November 3, 2019 – March 6, 2020
LMB Warrants   7.50    73,883   August 18, 2020 – March 14, 2021
LMB Warrants   13.65    53,110   March 24, 2022 – April 29, 2022
Financial Advisor Warrants   3.00    25,833   August 15, 2021
2016 Offering Warrants   4.125    128,017   November 23, 2021 – February 27, 2022
2016 Offering Placement Agent Warrants   4.125    12,802   November 23, 2021 – February 27, 2022
Convertible Note Warrants   9.75    40,436   September 12, 2019
2017 Public Offering Warrants   4.125    1,622,989   August 2, 2022
2017 Public Offering Underwriter Warrants   4.5375    65,940   February 2, 2023
December 2017 Registered Direct/Private Placement Offering Investor Warrants   4.63    640,180   June 19, 2023
December 2017 Registered Direct/Private Placement Offering Placement Agent Warrants   5.8656    89,625   December 19, 2022
March 2018 Registered Direct/Private Placement Offering Investor Warrants   2.86    669,504   October 2, 2023
March 2018 Registered Direct/Private Placement Offering Placement Agent Warrants   3.73125    46,866   March 28, 2023
              
         4,479,465    

 

During the six months ended March 31, 2018, 40,834 of the Financial Advisor Warrants were exercised on a cashless basis resulting in the issuance of 16,547 shares of common stock and 272,767 of the 2017 Public Offering Warrants were exercised at $4.125 per share for net proceeds of $1,125,148.

 

See Note 6 (Registered Direct/Private Placement Offerings) for a description of the registered direct/private placement offering warrants and the registered direct/private placement offering placement agent warrants.

 

At March 31, 2018, the weighted average remaining life of all of the outstanding warrants is 4.10 years, all warrants are exercisable, and the aggregate intrinsic value for the warrants outstanding was $163,264.

 

Common Stock Reserved

 

A summary of common stock reserved for future issuances as of March 31, 2018 and September 30, 2017 is as follows:

 

   March 31,
2018
   September 30,
2017
 
2014 Stock Incentive Plan options outstanding   861,039    861,039 
2014 Stock Incentive Plan available for future grants   799    799 
2018 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan   2,000,000     
Warrants outstanding   4,479,465    3,346,891 
Unit purchase options outstanding   201,334    201,334 
Total   7,542,637    4,410,063 

 

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7.RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

As of March 31, 2018 and September 30, 2017, the Company owed $0 and $27,637, respectively, to a company affiliated through common ownership for services performed by the related party.

 

Our Chairman of the Board, Leonard Mazur, is the cofounder and Vice Chairman of Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Akrimax”), a privately held pharmaceutical company specializing in producing cardiovascular and general pharmaceutical products. The Company leases office space from Akrimax (see Note 8).

 

The Company has outstanding debt due to Leonard Mazur (Chairman of the Board) and Myron Holubiak (Chief Executive Officer) (see Note 4).

 

In connection with the December 2017 Registered Direct/Private Placement Offering, Mr. Mazur purchased 213,106 shares of common stock at $4.6925 per share and received 106,553 warrants exercisable at $4.63 per share (See Note 6). In connection with the March 2018 Registered Direct/Private Placement Offering, Mr. Mazur purchased 167,504 shares of common stock at $2.985 per share and received 167,504 warrants exercisable at $2.86 per share (See Note 6). The purchases were made on the same terms as for all other investors.

 

General and administrative expense for each of the six months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 includes $24,000 paid to a financial consultant who is a stockholder of the Company.

 

8.OPERATING LEASE

 

LMB leases office space from Akrimax (see Note 7) in Cranford, New Jersey at a monthly rental rate of $2,167 pursuant to an agreement which currently expires on October 31, 2018. Rent expense for each of the periods in the six months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 was $13,000.

 

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

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations for the six months ended March 31, 2018 should be read together with our unaudited consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report and in conjunction with the audited financial statements of Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2017. The following discussion contains “forward-looking statements” that reflect our future plans, estimates, beliefs and expected performance. Our actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated and expressed in such forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. We caution that assumptions, expectations, projections, intentions or beliefs about future events may, and often do, vary from actual results and the differences can be material. Please see “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.”

 

Historical Background

 

Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Citius” or the “Company”) is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of critical care products targeting unmet needs with a focus on anti-infectives, cancer care and unique prescription products. On September 12, 2014, we acquired Citius Pharmaceuticals, LLC as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Citius Pharmaceuticals, LLC was founded in Massachusetts in January 2007.

 

On March 30, 2016, the Company acquired all of the outstanding stock of Leonard-Meron Biosciences, Inc. (“LMB”) by issuing 1,942,956 shares of its common stock. As of March 30, 2016, the stockholders of LMB received approximately 41% of the issued and outstanding common stock of the Company. In addition, the Company converted the outstanding common stock warrants of LMB into 243,020 common stock warrants and converted the outstanding common stock options of LMB into 77,252 common stock options. Management estimated the fair value of the purchase consideration to be $19,015,073.

 

In connection with the acquisition, the Company acquired net assets of $17,428,277, including identifiable intangible assets of $19,400,000 related to in-process research and development. The Company recorded goodwill of $1,586,796 for the excess of the purchase price over the net assets acquired.

 

In-process research and development represents the value of LMB’s leading drug candidate, which is an antibiotic solution used to treat catheter-related bloodstream infections.  Goodwill represents the value of LMB’s industry relationships and its assembled workforce. In-process research and development is expected to be amortized on a straight-line basis over a period of eight years commencing upon revenue generation. Goodwill will not be amortized, but will be tested at least annually for impairment.

 

Through March 31, 2018, the Company has devoted substantially all of its efforts to product development, raising capital, building infrastructure through strategic alliances and coordinating activities relating to its proprietary products. On July 1, 2016, the Company announced that it was discontinuing Suprenza, its first commercial product, and was focusing on the Phase 3 development of Mino-Lok™, an antibiotic lock solution used to treat patients with catheter-related bloodstream infections, and the Phase 2b development of Hydro-Lido for hemorrhoids. The Company has not yet realized any revenues from its planned principal operations. 

 

Patent and Technology License Agreement

 

LMB has a patent and technology license agreement with Novel Anti-Infective Therapeutics, Inc., (“NAT”) to develop and commercialize Mino-Lok™ on an exclusive, worldwide sub-licensable basis, as amended. Since May 2014, LMB has paid an annual maintenance fee of $30,000 that increases over five years to $90,000, until commercial sales of a product subject to the license commence. LMB will also pay annual royalties on net sales of licensed products, with royalties ranging from the mid-single digits to the low double digits. In limited circumstances in which the licensed product is not subject to a valid patent claim and a competitor is selling a competing product, the royalty rate is in the low single digits. After a commercial sale is obtained, LMB must pay minimum aggregate annual royalties that increase in subsequent years. LMB must also pay NAT up to $1,390,000 upon achieving specified regulatory and sales milestones. Finally, LMB must pay NAT a specified percentage of payments received from any sub licensees.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three months ended March 31, 2018 compared with the three months ended March 31, 2017

 

   Three Months Ended March 31,
2018
   Three Months Ended March 31,
2017
 
Revenues  $   $ 
           
Operating expenses:          
Research and development   3,439,853    859,915 
General and administrative   1,212,425    1,383,771 
Stock-based compensation expense   214,666    300,030 
Total operating expenses   4,866,944    2,543,716 
Operating loss   (4,866,944)   (2,543,716)
Gain on extinguishment of liability   450,000     
Loss on revaluation of derivative warrant liability       (179,796)
Interest expense   (4,706)   (19,851)
Net loss  $(4,421,650)  $(2,743,363)

 

Revenues

 

We did not generate any revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017.

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, research and development expenses were $3,439,853 as compared to $859,915 during the three months ended March 31, 2017. The $2,579,938 increase in 2018 was primarily due to the commencement of the Phase 3 trial of Mino-Lok™ during the quarter. Research and development costs for Mino-Lok™ were $3,157,359 for the three months ended March 31, 2018 as compared to $805,642 for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Research and development costs for our Hydro-Lido proposed product were $282,494 for the three months ended March 31, 2018 as compared to $54,273 for the three months ended March 31, 2017. We expect that research and development expenses will increase in 2018 as we continue to focus on our Phase 3 trial for Mino-Lok™ and are actively seeking to raise additional capital in order to fund our research and development efforts.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, general and administrative expenses were $1,212,425 as compared to $1,383,771 during the three months ended March 31, 2017. General and administrative expenses were consistent with the prior period resulting in a $171,346 decrease in 2018. General and administrative expenses consist primarily of compensation costs, consulting fees incurred for financing activities and corporate development services, and investor relations fees.

 

Stock-based Compensation Expense

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, stock-based compensation expense was $214,666 as compared to $300,030 for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Stock-based compensation expense includes the expense for options assumed in the March 30, 2016 acquisition of LMB, as well as recent grants to new directors and new employees. Stock-based compensation expense decreased by $85,364 in comparison to the prior period as certain options have been fully expensed.

 

Other Income (Expense)

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company recorded a $450,000 gain on the extinguishment of a liability. The Company reversed an accrual for certain research and development expenses that was recorded in a prior year that will not be paid.

 

There was no gain or loss on revaluation of derivative warrant liability for the three months ended March 31, 2018 as there were no warrants classified as derivative warrants during the period. Loss on revaluation of derivative warrant liability for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $179,796. The fair value of the derivative warrant liability fluctuated with changes in our stock price, volatility, remaining lives of the warrants, and interest rates.

 

Interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $4,706 as recent borrowings from our Chairman were converted to common stock on August 8, 2017. Interest expense on the notes payables acquired in the acquisition of LMB and recent borrowings from our Chairman was $19,851 for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

 

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Net Loss

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2018, we incurred a net loss of $4,421,650 compared to a net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2017 of $2,743,363. The $1,678,287 increase in the net loss was primarily due to the increase of $2,129,938 in research and development expenses offset by the $171,346 decrease in general and administrative expenses and the $179,796 decrease in the loss on revaluation of derivative warrant liability.

 

Six months ended March 31, 2018 compared with the six months ended March 31, 2017

 

   Six Months Ended March 31,
2018
   Six Months Ended March 31,
2017
 
Revenues  $   $ 
           
Operating expenses:          
Research and development   4,046,374    2,271,074 
General and administrative   3,558,665    2,515,954 
Stock-based compensation expense   504,687    541,544 
Total operating expenses   8,109,726    5,328,572 
Operating loss   (8,109,726)   (5,328,572)
Gain on extinguishment of liability   450,000     
Gain on revaluation of derivative warrant liability       442,390 
Interest expense   (8,090)   (33,079)
Net loss  $(7,667,816)  $(4,919,261)

 

Revenues

 

We did not generate any revenues for the six months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017.

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

For the six months ended March 31, 2018, research and development expenses were $4,046,374 as compared to $2,271,074 during the six months ended March 31, 2017. The $1,775,300 increase in 2018 was primarily due to the commencement of the Phase 3 trial of Mino-Lok™ during the quarter. Research and development costs for Mino-Lok™ were $3,718,542 for the six months ended March 31, 2018 as compared to $2,149,277 for the six months ended March 31, 2017. Research and development costs for our Hydro-Lido proposed product were $327,832 for the six months ended March 31, 2018 as compared to $121,797 for the six months ended March 31, 2017. We expect that research and development expenses will increase in 2018 as we continue to focus on our Phase 3 trial for Mino-Lok™ and are actively seeking to raise additional capital in order to fund our research and development efforts.

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

For the six months ended March 31, 2018, general and administrative expenses were $3,558,665 as compared to $2,515,954 during the six months ended March 31, 2017. The $1,042,711 increase in 2018 was primarily due to increased compensation costs, increased consulting fees incurred for financing activities and corporate development services, and increased investor relations fees. In addition, we incurred $357,400 in settlement costs for the termination of the right of first refusal agreement with the underwriter of our 2017 Public Offering.

 

Stock-based Compensation Expense

 

For the six months ended March 31, 2018, stock-based compensation expense was $504,687 as compared to $541,544 for the six months ended March 31, 2017. Stock-based compensation expense includes the expense for options assumed in the March 30, 2016 acquisition of LMB, as well as recent grants to new directors and new employees. Stock-based compensation expense decreased by $36,857 in comparison to the prior period as certain options have been fully expensed.

 

Other Income (Expense)

 

During the six months ended March 31, 2018, the Company recorded a $450,000 gain on the extinguishment of a liability. The Company reversed an accrual for certain research and development expenses that was recorded in a prior year that will not be paid.

 

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There was no gain on revaluation of derivative warrant liability for the six months ended March 31, 2018 as there were no warrants classified as derivative warrants during the period. Gain on revaluation of derivative warrant liability for the six months ended March 31, 2017 was $442,390. The fair value of the derivative warrant liability fluctuated with changes in our stock price, volatility, remaining lives of the warrants, and interest rates.

 

Interest expense for the six months ended March 31, 2018 was $8,090 as recent borrowings from our Chairman were converted to common stock on August 8, 2017. Interest expense on the notes payables acquired in the acquisition of LMB and recent borrowings from our Chairman was $33,079 for the six months ended March 31, 2017.

 

Net Loss

 

For the six months ended March 31, 2018, we incurred a net loss of $7,667,816 compared to a net loss for the six months ended March 31, 2017 of $4,919,261. The $2,748,555 increase in the net loss was primarily due to the increase of $1,325,300 in research and development expenses and the $1,042,711 increase in general and administrative expenses.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

Going Concern Uncertainty and Working Capital

 

Citius has incurred operating losses since inception and incurred a net loss of $7,667,816 for the six months ended March 31, 2018. At March 31, 2018, Citius had an accumulated deficit of $35,389,016. Citius’ net cash used in operations during the six months ended March 31, 2018 was $6,567,490.

 

Our independent registered public accountants report on our September 30, 2017 consolidated financial statements contains an emphasis of a matter regarding substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern and that the consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming we will continue as a going concern and 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 if we do not continue as a going concern.

 

As of March 31, 2018, Citius had working capital of $2,510,790. Our limited working capital was attributable to the operating losses incurred by the Company since inception offset by our capital raising activities, including our recent registered direct/private placement offerings in December 2017 and March 2018. At March 31, 2018, Citius had cash and cash equivalents of $5,007,865 available to fund its operations. The Company’s primary sources of cash flow since inception have been from financing activities. During the six months ended March 31, 2018, the Company received net proceeds of $8,371,247 from the issuance of equity and the exercise of warrants (as further discussed below). Our primary uses of operating cash were for product development and commercialization activities, employee compensation, consulting fees, legal and accounting fees, insurance and investor relations expenses.

 

On December 19, 2017, the Company closed a registered direct offering with several institutional and accredited investors for the sale of 1,280,360 shares of common stock at $4.6925 per share for gross proceeds of $6,008,089 and, in a simultaneous private placement, issued the investors 640,180 immediately exercisable five and a half year warrants at $4.63 per share. The Company paid the placement agent for the offering a fee of 7% of the gross proceeds totaling $420,566 and issued the placement agent 89,625 immediately exercisable five year warrants at $5.8656 per share. The Company also reimbursed the placement agent for $85,000 in expenses and incurred $20,000 in other expenses. Net proceeds from the offering were $5,482,523.

 

On March 29, 2018, the Company closed a registered direct offering with an institutional and an accredited investor for the sale of 669,504 shares of common stock at $2.985 per share for gross proceeds of $1,998,469. Simultaneously, in a private placement, the Company issued the investors 669,504 immediately exercisable five and a half year warrants at $2.86 per share. The Company paid the placement agent for the offering a fee of 7% of the gross proceeds totaling $139,893 and issued the placement agent 46,866 immediately exercisable five year warrants at $3.73125 per share. The Company also reimbursed the placement agent for $85,000 in expenses and incurred $10,000 in other expenses. Net proceeds from the offering were $1,763,576.

 

During the six months ended March 31, 2018, an aggregate of 272,767 of the 2017 Public Offering Warrants were exercised at $4.125 per share for net proceeds of $1,125,148.

 

We expect that we will have sufficient funds to continue our operations for the next six months from March 31, 2018. We plan to raise additional capital in the future to support our operations. There is no assurance, however, that we will be successful in raising the needed capital or that the proceeds will be received in a timely manner to fully support our operations.

 

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Inflation

 

Our management believes that inflation has not had a material effect on our results of operations.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off balance sheet arrangements.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The preparation of our financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the amounts of revenues and expenses recorded during the reporting periods. We base our estimates on historical experience, where applicable and other assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from our estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Our critical accounting policies and use of estimates are discussed in, and should be read in conjunction with, the annual consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2017 as filed with the SEC.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the specified time periods and accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.

 

Our Chief Executive Officer (who is our Principal Executive Officer) and Chief Financial Officer (who is our Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer), evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Exchange Act) as of March 31, 2018. In designing and evaluating disclosure controls and procedures, we recognize that any disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can only provide reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objective. As of March 31, 2018, based on the evaluation of these disclosure controls and procedures, and in light of the material weaknesses found in our internal controls, our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. In our assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2018, we determined that control deficiencies existed that constituted material weaknesses, as described below:

 

1)lack of documented policies and procedures;
2)the financial reporting function is carried out by consultants; and
3)ineffective separation of duties due to limited staff.

 

In light of the conclusion that our internal controls over financial reporting were ineffective as of March 31, 2018, we have applied procedures and processes as necessary to ensure the reliability of our financial reporting in regards to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Accordingly, the Company believes, based on its knowledge, that: (i) this Quarterly Report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading with respect to the periods covered by this report; and (ii) the financial statements, and other financial information included in this quarterly report, fairly present in all material respects our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows as of and for the periods presented in this Quarterly Report.

 

Changes In Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 31, 2018 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

None.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

There has been no change in the Company’s risk factors since the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the SEC on December 13, 2017.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6.  Exhibits

 

31.1   Certification of the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).*
     
31.2   Certification of the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).*
     
32.1   Certification of the Principal Executive and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002.*

 

EX-101.INS   XBRL INSTANCE DOCUMENT*
EX-101.SCH   XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION SCHEMA DOCUMENT*
EX-101.CAL   XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION CALCULATION LINKBASE*
EX-101.DEF   XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION DEFINITION LINKBASE*
EX-101.LAB   XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION LABELS LINKBASE*
EX-101.PRE   XBRL TAXONOMY EXTENSION PRESENTATION LINKBASE*

 

* Filed herewith.

 

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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.

 

  CITIUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
     
Date: May 11, 2018 By: /s/ Myron Holubiak
    Myron Holubiak
   

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

     
Date: May 11, 2018 By: /s/ Jaime Bartushak
    Jaime Bartushak
   

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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