Herantis Pharma financial statements report 2014

Herantis Pharma Plc
Company release 27 Feb 2015 at 10:00 am
Pharmaceutical development programs advancing as planned - patient results of
Phase 2 eye drop study expected by third quarter 2015

Highlights in January-December 2014:


  * Herantis Pharma Plc was listed on the First North Finland marketplace of
    NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange, with trading starting on June 11, 2014.
    An Initial Public Offering produced a total of €14.3 million before share
    issue expenses
  * Herantis Pharma Plc was formed when Hermo Pharma Oy acquired 99.0% of the
    shares of Laurantis Pharma Oy on April 29, 2014
  * Prior to the IPO in connection with the listing on First North, the company
    was granted a new €0.5 million product development loan for preparations for
    clinical research on the CDNF protein in Parkinson's disease by Tekes, the
    Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation
  * The clinical drug development programs advanced as planned
  * The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the
    Investigational New Drug application (IND) of Herantis Pharma Plc for a
    clinical study of cis-UCA eye drops for the treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome in
    September. Patient enrolment in the Phase 2 clinical study was started at
    the end of December 2014. Results are expected ahead of the original
    schedule, no later than fall 2015.
  * Herantis had no essential revenue during the review period. The Group's
    financial result for the period was €-8.4 million (parent company 2013: €-
    0.8 million)
  * Herantis cash flow from operations was €-5.4 million (parent company 2013:
    €-0,2 million)
  * Herantis' cash and cash equivalents on December 31, 2014 amounted to €11.4
    (parent company 2013: 0.0) million



Key figures


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|€ thousands                           |  1-12/2014¹|1-12/2013(2)|
+--------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|                                      |Consolidated|      Parent|
+--------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Revenue                               |         0.8|         0.0|
+--------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Personnel expenses                    |     1,115.0|       237.2|
+--------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Depreciation and amortization         |     1,884.9|       302.5|
+--------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Other expenses for business operations|     4,662.6|       217.3|
+--------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Profit for the period                 |    -7,656.6|      -780.6|
+--------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Cash flow from operations             |    -5,438.4|      -224.2|
+--------------------------------------+------------+------------+

+-------------------------+-------------+---------------+
|€ thousands              |Dec 31, 2014¹|Dec 31, 2013(2)|
+-------------------------+-------------+---------------+
|                         | Consolidated|         Parent|
+-------------------------+-------------+---------------+
|Cash and cash equivalents|     11,416.4|           17.7|
+-------------------------+-------------+---------------+
|Equity                   |     21,328.9|          120.0|
+-------------------------+-------------+---------------+
|Balance sheet total      |     29,102.9|        2,640.9|
+-------------------------+-------------+---------------+

+------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|                                    |  1-12/2014¹|1-12/2013(2)|
+------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|                                    |Consolidated|      Parent|
+------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Equity ratio %                      |        73.3|         4.5|
+------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Earnings per share €                |       -3.21|       -0.67|
+------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Number of shares at end of period(3)|   4,062,214|   1,207,800|
+------------------------------------+------------+------------+
|Average number of shares(3)         |   2,606,773|   1,157,000|
+------------------------------------+------------+------------+

(1) Herantis Pharma Group was formed on April 29, 2014 through the merger of
Herantis Pharma Plc and Laurantis Pharma
(2) Comparison period figures from parent company of Herantis Pharma Plc
(3 )See section Acquisitions and directed share issues. Parent company numbers
are corrected according to the share split.

Pro forma information

The pro forma information on the merger of business operations in the table
below illustrates the financial effects of the merger of Herantis Pharma Plc and
Laurantis Pharma. The information is prepared based on the assumption that the
merger took place on January 1, 2013. The combination of business operations was
completed on April 29, 2014, and the pro forma information is given for the
period 1-12/2013. The accounting principles for the pro forma information are
detailed in Herantis' IPO and listing prospectus of May 12, 2014.

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|€ thousands                   |   1-12/2014|1-12/2013|
+------------------------------+------------+---------+
|                              |Consolidated|Pro forma|
+------------------------------+------------+---------+
|Personnel expenses            |     1,115.0|    826.9|
+------------------------------+------------+---------+
|Depreciation and amortization |     1,884.9|  2,117.6|
+------------------------------+------------+---------+
|Other operational expenses    |     4,662.6|  1,088.4|
+------------------------------+------------+---------+
|Profit (-loss) from operations|    -8,356.4| -4,028.1|
+------------------------------+------------+---------+

Formulae used in calculating key figures

Equity ratio = Equity / balance sheet total
Earnings per share = Profit for period / average number of shares
Average number of shares = Weighted average number of shares. The number of
shares is weighted by the number of days each share has been outstanding during
the review period
Outlook for 2015

After listing on the First North marketplace, Herantis focuses on the clinical
development of its three most important programs in particular. These programs
are still works-in-progress.
As stated in the listing prospectus, Herantis' long-term goal is to
significantly increase its business through commercialization agreements for its
drugs and investing the received income in the development of new drugs.
Thus far, no commercialization agreements exist. Instead, Herantis' operations
focus on the clinical development of its drugs. The objective has been set to
enter a commercialization agreement for at least one of the top priority drugs
with a Finnish or international pharmaceutical company by the end of 2017.
The main objective for 2015 is to conclude the Phase 2 cis-UCA clinical trials
started in the United States toward the end of 2014. This randomized study of
150 patients aims at proving the efficacy of cis-UCA eye drops in the treatment
of severe or medium-severe dry eye syndrome. Herantis believes that successful
results will enable the development of the drug into a significant competitor to
the Restasis product, selling in excess of one billion US dollars annually.
The other central objectives for 2015 are obtaining clinical study permissions
for the testing of the CDNF neural regeneration agent in the treatment of
Parkinson's disease, the testing of Lymfactin for the treatment of secondary
lymphedema, and initiating the studies.
Guidance for 2015

In pharmaceutical development, the speed of research defines the expenses
incurred. The faster the research, the more quickly expenses are created. The
company does not expect any revenues in 2015. The financial position is expected
to be positive at the end of the period.
Pekka Simula, CEO:

"The year 2014 meant many significant steps forward for us. Herantis Pharma Plc
was formed when Hermo Pharma Oy acquired the majority of Laurantis Pharma Oy
shares. We listed on the First North Finland marketplace, and our IPO produced
funds in the amount of approximately €14.3 million. This enables us to develop
our business and our drug development programs according to strategy.
The drug development programs are advancing as planned. An important step was
the permission by the US Food and Drug Administration to start the Phase 2
clinical trials of the cis-UCA eye drops. We expect to be able to publish the
results of this important phase of drug development ahead of the original
schedule, as early as in fall 2015. On the basis of existing scientific
knowledge, we have high hopes for the study, and if its results are positive, I
consider it evident that the cis-UCA eye drop is an internationally significant
drug candidate.
We want to be at the forefront of drug development, developing genuinely novel
forms of treatment that improve people's quality of life. It is important for us
to have a fresh angle on things and to use top class Finnish competencies in
everything we do. The development of new kinds of treatments that are more
natural to the human being requires years of scientific research, persistence
and development. Our drug development programs focus on diseases where a clear
need exists for better treatments than available today.
Our innovations build on the best Finnish research in the field that also
fulfills the criteria for international top research. Our most important drug
candidates today pertain to inflammatory eye diseases, particularly the dry eye
syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and secondary lymphedema, caused by breast cancer
treatment. Our development efforts in these product candidates advanced as
planned in 2014, with which I am extremely satisfied.
Our objective is to prove the preliminary efficacy and safety of our three most
important drug candidates in early-stage clinical studies. Another goal is at
least one commercialization agreement by the end of 2017. In practical terms,
this could mean cooperation with a Finnish or international pharmaceutical
company covering the later-stage clinical development of the drugs, as well as
sales and marketing, together with milestone revenue for the company.
For investors, Herantis Pharma offers a long-term opportunity to participate in
the creation of totally new kinds of drugs, such as CDNF for the treatment of
Parkinson's disease. I am very satisfied with the interest in us at several
investor events during the past year. We aim at continuing to be actively
available for events targeting private investors in particular."
Herantis' drug development

Drug development is a long-term endeavor divided into a preclinical phase and
clinical studies on humans. The clinical studies are normally conducted in three
phases. Phase 1 studies the safety of the drug candidate. Phase 2 studies
investigate the optimal dosage and efficacy of the drug for treating a
particular disease. Finally, Phase 3 aims at proving the efficacy of the drug
candidate typically in hundreds or thousands of patients as a prerequisite for
applying for the drug to be licensed. Completing all the stages of a drug
development project typically takes 10 to 15 years from the start of the
research to the granting of the license.
Dry eye / Cis-UCA eye drops

Dry eye (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is the most common cause for eye
irritation. Its typical symptoms include dryness of the eye, a burning feeling,
pain, redness and a sensation of a foreign object in the eye. Severe or
prolonged dry eye may damage the surface of the eye and deteriorate eyesight.
Dry eye is believed to become more common as the population is aging and the use
of computers and mobile devices is increasing.
The cis-UCA eye drop is a drug candidate being developed for the treatment of
dry eye. The active ingredient of the product, cis-urocanic acid, is an anti-
inflammatory compound naturally present on skin. Cis-UCA eye drop is intended
for patients for whom the available over-the-counter products do not provide
sufficient relief.
The efficacy of cis-UCA eye drops has previously been studied in an animal model
for dry eye. The study showed that a cis-UCA eye drop preparation at a strength
of 1% reduced damage to the cornea in comparison with a placebo, and it had a
stronger effect than the Restasis product, which is the only prescription drug
approved for the treatment of dry eye in the United States. In addition, the
safety of cis-UCA eye drops has been studied in a Phase 1 clinical trial with
37 healthy volunteers. Based on the findings, cis-UCA eye drops are believed to
be safe and well-tolerated in the Phase 2 clinical trial, the results of which
are expected no later than fall 2015.
Parkinson's disease / CDNF

Herantis is developing a CDNF product candidate for the treatment of Parkinson's
disease. The disease is presently being treated in a variety of ways, including
medication, physiotherapy and electrical deep brain stimulation. At the moment,
commercially available treatments alleviate the motor symptoms of PD but have no
effect on the progress of the disease. In addition, the effect of the treatments
may be reduced over time. As indicated by research conducted over a number of
years, CDNF, a naturally present protein in humans found as a result of long-
term Finnish academic research, may both alleviate the motor symptoms and slow
down its progress. Moreover, CDNF may alleviate the non-motor symptoms of
Parkinson's disease.
Lymphedema / Lymfactin

Herantis is developing a product candidate, Lymfactin, for the treatment of
lymphedema, resulting from breast cancer treatment. Lymphedema is a chronic
condition with no cure. Neither is an approved medical treatment available for
lymphedema. Therefore, a vast need of an effective new treatment exists for
lymphedema. The Lymfactin drug candidate, based on top-class Finnish scientific
research, attempts to help the organism reconstitute the damaged lymphatic
vasculature, thereby removing the cause for lymphedema.
Income from business operations and R&D expenses

Herantis had no revenue during the review period. The parent company had no
revenue in the corresponding period in the previous year.
The review period's R&D expenses were €3.8 million, recorded in the profit and
loss statement as an expense for the period. The R&D expenses mainly comprised
preparation expenses for CDNF Phase 1 clinical trials, and the expenses for the
Phase 2 clinical trials of the cis-UCA eye drops for the treatment of dry eye.
The R&D expenses for the parent company, €2.4 million for the corresponding
period in the previous year, were capitalized.
The profit for the review period was €-8.4 million. This includes listing-
related expenses in the amount of €0.8 million, recorded as part of financing
expenses. The parent company's profit for the comparison period was €-0.8
million.
Comparison of figures

Herantis in its combined form did not have essential revenue in the review
period or pro forma revenue in the corresponding period in the previous year.
The consolidated personnel expenses for the review period were €1.1 million (pro
forma in the corresponding period in the previous year: €0.8 million).
The consolidated depreciation and amortization expenses for the review period
amounted to €1.9 (pro forma in the corresponding period in the previous year:
€2.1) million.
The review period's consolidated loss from business operations was €7.7 (pro
forma in the corresponding period in the previous year: 4.0) million.
Financing and capital expenditure

The company's cash and cash equivalents on December 31, 2014 amounted to €11.4
(0.0) million.
In connection with its listing on First North Finland, Herantis launched an
Initial Public Offering. The issuance of 1,364,770 shares produced funds in the
amount of approximately €14.3 million before share issue expenses. The review
period's cash flow from operations was €-5.4 million. The parent company's cash
flow from operations for the corresponding period in the previous year was €-
0.2 million.
Acquisitions and directed share issues

In accordance with the decision by the extraordinary general meeting of
shareholders on November 14, 2013, Herantis completed a share issue in February
2014, in which 567 new shares were issued to the company's existing shareholders
and a limited number of new shareholders. The total number of the company's
shares rose to 6,606.
The extraordinary meeting of shareholders of April 29, 2014 decided on a split,
in which 199 new shares were issued for each of the company's shares, bringing
the total number of shares to 1,321,200.
In addition, the extraordinary general meeting on April 29, 2014 decided on a
stock swap with the shareholders of Laurantis Pharma, whose shareholders
received a total of 1,372,244 shares as consideration for 99 percent of
Laurantis Pharma stock. This brought the total number of shares to 2,693,444
prior to the IPO.
Balance sheet

As the result of the merger of Herantis and Laurantis Pharma, the consideration
for the shares of Laurantis Pharma that exceeds the company's equity has been
capitalized and allocated to R&D expenses and consolidated goodwill in the
consolidated balance sheet. Following the acquisition and the IPO, the
consolidated balance sheet on December 31, 2014 stood at €29.1 million. The
parent company's balance sheet total on December 31, 2013 was €2.6 million.
Equity

Consolidated equity on December 31, 2014 was €21.3 million. The parent company's
equity was €0.1 million on December 31, 2013.
Personnel, management and administration

Herantis Pharma was formed through the merger of Hermo Pharma and Laurantis
Pharma on April 29, 2014. Through the merger, the number of personnel increased
to six people as the employees of both companies were transferred to Herantis'
payroll.
Working with academic and industrial partners, Herantis aims at keeping its own
organization cost-efficient and agile, thereby enabling the allocation of the
majority of its funds to drug development.
In connection with the merger, the composition of the company's Board of
Directors changed. Pekka Mattila continues as the Chairman, with the earlier
members of the Board of Hermo Pharma, Jonathan Knowles and Timo Veromaa, as well
as the earlier members of the Board of Laurantis Pharma, Aki Prihti, Frans Wuite
and James Phillips, as ordinary members.
Risks and uncertainties

The significant risks and uncertainties in Herantis' business operations are
detailed in the IPO prospectus dated May 12, 2014 that is available on the
company's website at www.herantis.com. No changes in the risks and uncertainties
have taken place after the publication of the prospectus.
Shares and shareholders

Trading with Herantis shares began on the First North Finland marketplace on
June 11, 2014. The share subscription price in the IPO was €10.50 per share. A
total of 1,364,770 shares were subscribed and paid according to the terms and
conditions of the IPO, which increased the number of the company's shares to a
total of 4,058,214.
Herantis' market capitalization at the end of the review period was €28.0
million. The closing price of the share on December 31, 2014 was €6.90, with the
highest price during the review period being €11.00 and lowest €6.49.
Options granted in Herantis Pharma Plc option program 2010 were used to
subscribe to 4,000 shares on November 10, 2014. The new shares subscribed with
option rights were registered with the Trade Register on November 10, 2014. The
new shares confer shareholder rights to their owners from the date of
registration.
The subscriptions based on the options did not increase the share capital;
instead, the entire subscription price, €0.20 per share, was entered in the
invested non-restricted equity fund. The subscriptions increased the number of
shares of Herantis Pharma Plc to 4,062,214.
The shares thus subscribed to are traded on the First North marketplace of
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Oy together with other Herantis Pharma shares starting from
November 10, 2014.
According to Herantis' shareholder register on December 31, 2014, the company
had 447 registered shareholders.
The members of Herantis' Board of Directors and the CEO held a total of 36,606
shares, equaling 0.9% of the company's total stock.
Annual General Meeting

The 2014 ordinary Annual General Meeting of Herantis was held on March
20, 2014. In addition, the company convened an extraordinary General Meeting in
connection with the merger and IPO on April 29, 2014.
The Annual General Meeting decided to initiate a new stock option program,
authorize the Board of Directors to grant a maximum of 117 options in the
initiated program to the members of the Board of Directors in accordance with
the terms and conditions of the program, and grant 213 options in the initiated
program to the CEO. At the same time, the AGM decided to annul 40 unused options
from the 2010 stock option program. After the share split (see Acquisitions and
directed share issues above), each of the old options entitles the holder to
subscribe to 200 shares in the company.
The AGM decided that the members of the Board of Directors be paid a monthly fee
of €1,000, and the Chairman a monthly fee of €2,000.
Authorized Public Accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy was elected the
company's auditor, with Martin Grandell, APA, as the responsible auditor.
Accounting principles for the financial statement release

This financial statements release is prepared in accordance with good accounting
practices, legislation of Finland, and the rules of the First North Finland
marketplace. The figures in this report are audited. The figures are
independently rounded.
Financial reporting in 2015

This report is published in Finnish and in English on the company's website
www.herantis.com. In case of any discrepancies between the language versions,
the Finnish version shall prevail. The interim report for the first half-year
2015 will be published on August 19, 2015. The ordinary Annual General Meeting
of shareholders is preliminarily scheduled for April 9, 2015.
Herantis Pharma Plc
Board of Directors
APPENDICES

Profit & loss statement and balance sheet January 1-December 31, 2014
Cash flow statement January 1-December 31, 2014
Changes in equity

Distribution:
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For more information, please contact:

Herantis Pharma Plc, Pekka Simula, CEO, telephone: +358 40 7300 445
Company web site: www.herantis.com
Certified Advisor: UB Capital Oy, telephone: +358 9 2538 0225
Herantis Pharma in brief:

Herantis is a pharmaceutical development company based in Finland, researching
and developing drugs particularly for inflammatory, central nervous system and
lymphatic system diseases. Herantis has three drugs under development that are
focused on diseases with a clear unmet clinical need. We believe our drugs are
the first or best in their class and have the potential to change treatment
strategies of the targeted diseases. Our core expertise is translating drug
candidates from academic research to clinical development. The shares of
Herantis Pharma Plc are listed on the First North Finland marketplace run by
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.