Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 29, 2020



KemPharm, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)


1180 Celebration Boulevard, Suite 103, Celebration, FL


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (321) 939-3416



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 2.02          Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On October 29, 2020, KemPharm, Inc., a Delaware corporation, or KemPharm, issued a press release announcing its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, as well as information regarding a conference call and live audio webcast with slide presentation to discuss these financial results. A copy of the press release and presentation are furnished as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The information contained in the press release and presentation, furnished as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, shall not be deemed “filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, and is not incorporated by reference into any of KemPharm's filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing.


Item 9.01          Financial Statements and Exhibits.





Exhibit No.





Press Release titled “KemPharm Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results” dated October 29, 2020.

99.2   Presentation titled "Q3 2020 Results" dated October 29, 2020.







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.




KemPharm, Inc.





Date: October 29, 2020



/s/ R. LaDuane Clifton




R. LaDuane Clifton, CPA




Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer



Exhibit 99.1 


KemPharm Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results


Conference Call and Live Audio Webcast with Slide Presentation Scheduled for Today at 4:30 p.m. ET


Corporate and Regulatory Highlights:


Announced expanded relationship with Corium through new consultation services agreement to provide revenue through March 2022


Announced issuance of two additional U.S. patents governing KP415 and KP484


Participated in mid-cycle review meeting with the FDA for the KP415 NDA; PDUFA date of March 2, 2021 re-affirmed


Announced that its commercial partner for APADAZ®, KVK-Tech, Inc., entered into a collaboration agreement with Sure Med Compliance


Financial Highlights


Reported Q3 2020 revenue of $1.9 million, derived primarily from consulting services


Q3 2020 net loss of ($0.04) per basic share and diluted share compared to a net income of $0.09 per basic share and $0.06 per diluted share for Q3 2019


Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash was $5.5 million at September 30, 2020


Celebration, FL – October 29, 2020 – KemPharm, Inc. (OTCQB: KMPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of proprietary prodrugs, today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.


“The third quarter was highlighted by several achievements which served to strengthen and diversify our business as momentum continues to build towards the anticipated March 2, 2021 action date (PDUFA) for KP415,” said Travis C. Mickle, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of KemPharm. “Chief among these was the entry into an expanded consultation services agreement with Corium through which we are now collaborating with Corium to guide the product development and regulatory activities for certain current and potential future products in Corium’s portfolio.  Combined with our ongoing work providing commercial support to Corium for KP415, these work orders have the potential to provide KemPharm with service and other fees of up to $15.6 million through March 31, 2022.”


Dr. Mickle continued, “These recent events and the numerous milestones expected prior to and following the KP415 PDUFA have created a drumbeat of excitement at KemPharm.  As we look forward, there are multiple events that we believe will continue our momentum, including a commercial update from Corium regarding their plans for the potential commercial launch of KP415 in the second half of 2021, if approved.  We are also looking ahead to the late-cycle review meeting with the FDA which is scheduled for December 1, 2020, if needed.” 


Dr. Mickle concluded, “We were also tracking the progress made by KVK-Tech, our commercial partner for APADAZ.   KVK-Tech’s collaboration with Sure Med Compliance has the potential to build greater prescriber awareness for APADAZ while focusing on providing education to physicians, pharmacies, and patients regarding responsible opioid therapy.”




Q3 2020 Financial Results:


For Q3 2020, KemPharm reported revenue of $1.9 million, which was primarily derived from service fee revenue, as compared to Q2 2020 revenue of $6.9 million which is comprised of a $5.0 million milestone payment received based on the acceptance of the KP415 NDA by the FDA, $1.1 million from research and development services, $0.4 million of reimbursements revenue under the KP415 License Agreement and $0.4 million related to other consulting arrangements.  Current consulting arrangements are expected to provide service fee revenue through March 2022.


KemPharm’s net loss for Q3 2020 was ($3.0 million), or ($0.04) per basic share and diluted share, compared to  net income of $3.1 million, or $0.09 per basic share and $0.06 per diluted share for the same period in 2019. Net loss for Q3 2020 was driven primarily by operating loss of ($1.2 million) and net interest expense and other items of ($1.7 million).  The net operating loss of ($1.2 million) for Q3 2020 was a change of $4.4 million compared to net operating income of $3.2 million in the same period in 2019, which was primarily due to a decrease  in revenue of $9.5 million, primarily due to the upfront payment received under the KP415 License Agreement of $10.0 million in Q3 2019, partially offset by a decrease in royalty and direct contract acquisition costs of $1.0 million related to the upfront payment in Q3 2019, a decrease in research and development expenses of $1.9 million and a decrease in general and administrative expenses of $2.2 million.


As of September 30, 2020, total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash was $5.5 million, which was a decrease of $1.1 million compared to June 30, 2020.  Based on the Company’s current operating forecast, the Company believes that its expected revenues and existing resources are sufficient to continue operations past the potential PDUFA date for the KP415 NDA and up to the debt maturity date of March 31, 2021.


Conference Call Information:


KemPharm will host a conference call and live audio webcast with slide presentation on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. ET, to discuss its corporate and financial results for the third quarter 2020. Interested participants and investors may access the conference call by dialing either:



(866) 395-2480 (U.S.)


(678) 509-7538 (international)


Conference ID: 1696738 


An audio webcast with slide presentation will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, An archive of the webcast and presentation will be available for 90 days beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET, on October 29, 2020.


About KemPharm:


KemPharm is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of proprietary prodrugs to treat serious medical conditions through its proprietary LAT® (Ligand Activated Therapy) technology. KemPharm utilizes its proprietary LAT® technology to generate improved prodrug versions of FDA-approved drugs as well as to generate prodrug versions of existing compounds that may have applications for new disease indications. KemPharm’s prodrug product candidate pipeline is focused on the high need areas of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and stimulant use disorder. KemPharm’s co-lead clinical development candidates for the treatment of ADHD, KP415 and KP484, are both based on a prodrug of d-methylphenidate, but have differing duration/effect profiles. In addition, KemPharm has received FDA approval for APADAZ®, an immediate-release combination product containing benzhydrocodone, a prodrug of hydrocodone, and acetaminophen. For more information on KemPharm and its pipeline of prodrug product candidates visit or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.





Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements:


This press release may contain forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Forward-looking statements include all statements that do not relate solely to historical or current facts, including without limitation our proposed development and commercial timelines, and can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “project,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “should,” “continue” or the negative versions of those words or other comparable words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future actions or performance. These forward-looking statements, including the timing of the PDUFA date and potential FDA approval of the KP415 NDA, the potential commercial launch of KP415, the expectations regarding continued research and development services revenue, the potential clinical benefits of KP415 or any of the Company’s product candidates, the potential initiation or timeline for the development of any of our product candidates, cash runway, and the potential timeline to complete a debt restructuring, if at all, are based on information currently available to KemPharm and its current plans or expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect current plans. Risks concerning KemPharm’s business are described in detail in KemPharm’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, KemPharm’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, and KemPharm’s other Periodic and Current Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  KemPharm is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


KemPharm Contacts:


Jason Rando / Maureen McEnroe

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(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)



Three months ended September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,











  $ 1,925     $ 11,463     $ 10,922     $ 11,463  

Operating expenses:


Royalty and direct contract acquisition costs

          1,000       1,305       1,000  

Research and development

    1,709       3,616       5,789       16,950  

General and administrative

    1,429       3,613       5,393       9,440  

Severance expense


Total operating expenses

    3,138       8,229       13,317       27,390  

(Loss) income from operations

    (1,213 )     3,234       (2,395 )     (15,927 )

Other (expense) income:


Interest expense related to amortization of debt issuance costs and discount

    (578 )     (371 )     (1,723 )     (981 )

Interest expense on principal

    (1,163 )     (1,208 )     (3,620 )     (3,669 )

Fair value adjustment related to derivative and warrant liability

    (137 )     1,351       (65 )     1,783  

Interest and other income (expense), net

    48       60       (135 )     295  

Total other expenses

    (1,830 )     (168 )     (5,543 )     (2,572 )

(Loss) income before income taxes

    (3,043 )     3,066       (7,938 )     (18,499 )

Income tax benefit (expense)

    34       (3 )     34       14  

Net (loss) income

  $ (3,009 )   $ 3,063     $ (7,904 )   $ (18,485 )

Net (loss) income per share of common stock:



  $ (0.04 )   $ 0.09     $ (0.13 )   $ (0.65 )


  $ (0.04 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.13 )   $ (0.65 )

Weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding:



    70,809,221       30,126,704       60,718,998       28,417,450  


    70,809,221       31,672,149       60,718,998       28,417,450  





(in thousands, except share and par value amounts)



September 30,


December 31,










Current assets:


Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 5,267     $ 3,217  

Accounts and other receivables

    2,202       1,865  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    675       1,552  

Total current assets

    8,144       6,634  

Property and equipment, net

    1,079       1,471  

Operating lease right-of-use assets

    1,357       1,537  

Restricted cash

    186       338  

Other long-term assets

    438       527  

Total assets

  $ 11,204     $ 10,507  

Liabilities and stockholders' deficit


Current liabilities:


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

  $ 4,347     $ 4,911  

Current portion of convertible notes


Current portion of operating lease liabilities

    318       284  

Other current liabilities

    213       236  

Total current liabilities

    70,798       5,431  

Convertible notes, less current portion, net


Derivative and warrant liability

    184       120  

Operating lease liabilities, less current portion

    1,673       1,901  

Loans payable


Other long-term liabilities

    95       168  

Total liabilities

    73,531       84,963  
Commitments and contingencies (Note D)                

Stockholders’ deficit:


Preferred stock:


Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 9,578 shares authorized, 9,577 shares issued and no shares outstanding as of September 30, 2020 (unaudited) and December 31, 2019


Series B-1 convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,576 shares authorized, 1,576 shares issued and no shares outstanding as of September 30, 2020 (unaudited) and December 31, 2019


Series B-2 convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 27,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding as of September 30, 2020 (unaudited) and December 31, 2019


Undesignated preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 9,961,846 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding as of September 30, 2020 (unaudited) and December 31, 2019


Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 72,514,304 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2020 (unaudited); 36,350,785 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019

    7       4  

Additional paid-in capital

    191,284       171,254  

Accumulated deficit

    (253,618 )     (245,714 )

Total stockholders' deficit

    (62,327 )     (74,456 )

Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit

  $ 11,204     $ 10,507  
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Exhibit 99.2