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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 10-Q


(Mark One)

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

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For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2024

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: 001-34475


OMEROS CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Washington

91-1663741

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

201 Elliott Avenue West

Seattle, Washington

98119

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(206) 676-5000

(Registrants telephone number, including area code)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:

(Title of each class)

(Trading symbol)

(Name of each exchange on which registered)

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

OMER

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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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 file 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 every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit 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. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

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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 10, 2024, the number of outstanding shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, was 57,944,159.

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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), which are subject to the “safe harbor” created by those sections for such statements. Forward-looking statements are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on currently available information. All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements.” Terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but these terms are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding:

 

●     our estimates of future operating expenses and projections regarding how long our existing cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments will fund our anticipated operating expenses, capital expenditures and debt service obligations;

 

●     our ability to raise additional capital through the capital markets or one or more future equity offerings, debt financings, industry collaborations, licensing arrangements, asset sales or other means;

 

●     our expectations regarding amounts potentially payable to us based on sales of our former commercial ophthalmology product OMIDRIA®;

 

●     our expectations regarding clinical plans and anticipated or potential paths to regulatory approval of narsoplimab by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (“TA-TMA”), COVID-19 or any other indication;

 

●     whether and when our biologics license application (“BLA”) for narsoplimab in TA-TMA may be resubmitted to FDA, whether and when a marketing authorization application (“MAA”) may be submitted to the EMA for narsoplimab in any indication, and whether and when FDA, the EMA or any other regulatory authority will grant approval for narsoplimab in any indication;

 

●     our plans for the commercial launch of narsoplimab following any regulatory approval and our estimates and expectations regarding coverage and reimbursement for any approved products;

 

●     our expectation that our contract manufacturer will manufacture narsoplimab when needed to support any regulatory filing and, if approved, to support commercial sale;

 

●     our expectations regarding the clinical, therapeutic and competitive benefits and importance of our drug candidates;

 

●     our ability to design, initiate and/or successfully complete clinical trials and other studies for our drug candidates and our plans and expectations regarding our ongoing or planned clinical trials;

 

●     our expectations regarding: our ability to recruit and enroll patients in any ongoing or planned clinical trial; whether we can capitalize on the financial and regulatory incentives provided by orphan drug designations granted by FDA, the European Commission (“EC”), or the EMA; and whether we can utilize the opportunities for expedited development and review that may be provided by fast-track or breakthrough therapy designations granted by FDA;

 

●     our expectations about the commercial competition that our drug candidates, if commercialized, face or may face;

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●     our involvement in existing or potential claims, legal proceedings and administrative actions, and the merits, potential outcomes and effects of both existing and potential claims, legal proceedings and administrative actions, as well as regulatory determinations, on our business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations;

 

●     the extent of protection that our patents provide and that our pending patent applications will provide, if patents are issued from such applications, for our technologies, programs, and drug candidates;

 

●     the factors on which we base our estimates for accounting purposes and our expectations regarding the effect of changes in accounting guidance or standards on our operating results; and

 

●     our expected financial position, performance, revenues, growth, costs and expenses, magnitude of net losses and the availability of resources.

 

Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements for many reasons, including the risks, uncertainties and other factors described in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Given these risks, uncertainties and other factors, actual results or anticipated developments may not be realized or, even if substantially realized, may not have the expected consequences to or effects on our company, business or operations. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of the filing of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. You should read this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q completely and with the understanding that our actual results in subsequent periods may differ materially from current expectations. Except as required by applicable law, we assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise.

 

 

 

OMEROS CORPORATION

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED March 31, 2024

 

INDEX

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Page

Part I — Financial Information

5

Item 1.

Financial Statements (unaudited)

5

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

5

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

6

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

7

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

8

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

9

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

18

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

25

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

25

Part II — Other Information

26

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

26

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

26

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

26

Item 3.

Default Upon Senior Securities

26

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

26

Item 5.

Other Information

26

Item 6.

Exhibits

27

Signatures

28

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

OMEROS CORPORATION

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

(unaudited)

 

 

March 31,

  

December 31,

 

 

2024

  

2023

 

Assets

 

  

 

Current assets:

 

  

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 $1,831  $7,105 

Short-term investments

  228,503   164,743 

OMIDRIA contract royalty asset, short-term

  29,519   29,373 

Receivables

  7,642   8,096 

Prepaid expense and other assets

  13,463   8,581 

Total current assets

  280,958   217,898 

OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

  135,909   138,736 

Right of use assets

  17,767   18,631 

Property and equipment, net

  1,804   1,950 

Restricted investments

  1,054   1,054 

Total assets

 $437,492  $378,269 

 

  

 

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficit)

        

Current liabilities:

        

Accounts payable

 $6,182  $7,712 

Accrued expenses

  28,402   31,868 

Current portion of OMIDRIA royalty obligation

  19,130   8,576 

Current portion of lease liabilities

  5,342   5,160 

Total current liabilities

  59,056   53,316 

Convertible senior notes, net

  213,463   213,155 

OMIDRIA royalty obligation, non-current

  217,459   116,550 

Lease liabilities, non-current

  16,754   18,143 

Other accrued liabilities, non-current

  2,088   2,088 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)

          

Shareholders’ equity (deficit):

        

Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, 20,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023.

      

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 150,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023; 57,942,695 and 61,128,597 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively.

  579   611 

Additional paid-in capital

  718,807   727,936 

Accumulated deficit

  (790,714)  (753,530)

Total shareholders’ deficit

  (71,328)  (24,983)

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficit)

 $437,492  $378,269 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

OMEROS CORPORATION

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

 

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

   

 

Costs and expenses:

 

         

Research and development

  $ 26,770     $ 24,610  

Selling, general and administrative

    12,264       11,103  

Total costs and expenses

    39,034       35,713  

Loss from operations

    (39,034 )     (35,713 )

Interest expense

    (8,231 )     (7,933 )

Interest and other income

    3,415       3,963  

Net loss from continuing operations

    (43,850 )     (39,683 )

Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax

    6,666       5,982  

Net loss

  $ (37,184 )   $ (33,701 )

 

   

 

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share:

 

   

 

Net loss from continuing operations

  $ (0.75 )   $ (0.63 )

Net income from discontinued operations

    0.12       0.09  

Net loss

  $ (0.63 )   $ (0.54 )

 

   

 

Weighted-average shares used to compute basic and diluted net income (loss) per share

    58,800,716       62,828,765  

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

OMEROS CORPORATION

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY (DEFICIT)

 

(In thousands, except share data)

 

(unaudited)

 

          

Additional

         
  

Common Stock

  

Paid-In

  

Accumulated

     
  

Shares

  

Amount

  

Capital

  

Deficit

  

Total

 

Balance at January 1, 2024

  61,128,597  $611  $727,936  $(753,530) $(24,983)

Issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options

  9,339      32      32 

Repurchases of common stock

  (3,195,241)  (32)  (11,819)     (11,851)

Stock-based compensation expense

        2,658      2,658 

Net loss

           (37,184)  (37,184)

Balance at March 31, 2024

  57,942,695  $579  $718,807  $(790,714) $(71,328)
                     

Balance at January 1, 2023

  62,828,765  $628  $720,773  $(635,717) $85,684 

Stock-based compensation expense

        2,953      2,953 

Net loss

           (33,701)  (33,701)

Balance at March 31, 2023

  62,828,765  $628  $723,726  $(669,418) $54,936 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 ​

 

 

OMEROS CORPORATION

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

(In thousands)

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

Operating activities:

 

   

 

Net loss

  $ (37,184 )   $ (33,701 )

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

         

Stock-based compensation expense

    2,658       2,953  

Non-cash interest on convertible notes and royalty obligations

    1,387       477  

Depreciation and amortization

    204       186  

Non-cash interest earned on OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

    (4,343 )     (3,925 )

Remeasurement on OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

    (2,339 )     (1,677 )

Accretion on U.S. government treasury bills, net

    (1,893 )     (2,316 )

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

         

OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

    9,363       9,203  

Receivables

    454       203,188  

Prepaid expenses and other

    (5,090 )     (582 )

Accounts payable and accrued expense

    (4,997 )     733  

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

    (41,780 )     174,539  

Investing activities:

               

Purchases of investments and other

    (487,554 )     (523,941 )

Proceeds from the sale and maturities of investments

    425,687       342,610  

Purchases of property and equipment

    (58 )      

Net cash used in investing activities

    (61,925 )     (181,331 )

Financing activities:

               

Proceeds from sale of future royalties

    115,525        

Repurchases on common stock

    (11,851 )      

Principal payments on OMIDRIA royalty obligation

    (5,141 )     (278 )

Principal payments on finance lease obligations

    (134 )     (110 )

Proceeds upon exercise of stock options

    32        

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    98,431       (388 )

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

    (5,274 )     (7,180 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    7,105       11,009  

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

  $ 1,831     $ 3,829  

 

   

 

Supplemental cash flow information

               

Cash paid for interest

  $ 7,152     $ 7,933  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

OMEROS CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited)

 

 

Note 1Organization and Basis of Presentation

 

General

 

Omeros Corporation (“Omeros,” the “Company” or “we”) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting immunologic disorders including complement-mediated diseases, cancers, and addictive and compulsive disorders. 

 

Our clinical-stage development programs include: narsoplimab, our antibody targeting mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease 2 (“MASP-2”), the effector enzyme of the lectin pathway of complement; OMS1029, our long-acting antibody targeting MASP-2; OMS906, our antibody targeting mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-3 (“MASP-3”), the key activator of the alternative pathway of complement; and OMS527, our phosphodiesterase 7 (“PDE7”) inhibitor program.

 

Clinical development of narsoplimab is currently focused primarily on hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (“TA-TMA”). We successfully completed a pivotal clinical trial for narsoplimab in TA-TMA and previously submitted to FDA a biologics license application (“BLA”) seeking marketing approval for narsoplimab in this indication. In late 2021, FDA issued a complete response letter (“CRL”) with respect to the BLA in which the agency indicated that additional information would be needed to support regulatory approval. We appealed FDA’s decision to issue the CRL through a formal dispute resolution process that concluded in late 2022. Although our appeal was denied, the decision identified potential paths for resubmission of the BLA based on data from our completed pivotal trial and submission of additional evidence and analyses. We are having ongoing discussions with the agency regarding the data and analyses required to be included in a potential resubmission of our BLA. As a result, we are currently unable to estimate when we will submit the BLA or, subsequently, FDA’s timing for a decision regarding approval. There can be no guarantee that FDA's specific recommendations for resubmission will be acceptable to Omeros in terms of the time and/or expenditure required or that any resubmission of the BLA will result in approval of narsoplimab for TA-TMA.

 

Our lectin pathway program also includes OMS1029, our long-acting antibody targeting MASP-2. This next-generation MASP-2 inhibitor is intended to be complementary to narsoplimab, enabling us to pursue chronic indications in which dosing convenience would be of significant benefit to patients. A Phase 1 single-ascending dose clinical trial of OMS1029 was successfully completed in early 2023 and a multiple-ascending dose Phase 1 clinical trial is expected to conclude in mid-2024. OMS1029 has been well tolerated to date with no safety concerns identified. We are evaluating several potential indications for Phase 2 clinical development of OMS1029.

 

Our pipeline of clinical-stage complement-targeted therapeutic candidates also includes OMS906, a proprietary, patented monoclonal antibody targeting MASP-3, the key activator of the alternative pathway of complement. We have three ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials evaluating OMS906 for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (“PNH”). The first is in PNH patients who have not previously been treated with a complement inhibitor, and the second is in PNH patients who have had an unsatisfactory response to ravulizumab. The third Phase 2 clinical trial is an open-label extension study to assess the long-term efficacy and safety of OMS906 in patients who have completed either of the other two PNH Phase 2 clinical trials. We also have an ongoing Phase 2 clinical program evaluating OMS906 for the treatment of C3G, a rare and debilitating renal disease driven by complement dysregulation.

 

Our phosphodiesterase 7 (“PDE7”) inhibitor program, which we refer to as OMS527, comprises multiple PDE7 inhibitor compounds and is based on our discoveries of previously unknown links between PDE7 and any addiction or compulsive disorder, and between PDE7 and any movement disorders. In April 2023, we were awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse ("NIDA"), part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop, at NIDA's request, our lead orally administered PDE7 inhibitor compound, for which we have successfully completed a Phase 1 study, for the treatment of cocaine use disorder (“CUD”). NIDA awarded the grant to Omeros for a total of $6.69 million over three years, of which we have claimed and received $0.7 million of funding to date and recognized $0.2 million into Other Income in our condensed consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. The grant is intended to support preclinical cocaine interaction/toxicology studies to assess safety of the therapeutic candidate in the presence of concomitant cocaine administration, as well as an in-patient, placebo-controlled clinical study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of OMS527 in adults with CUD who receive concurrent intravenous cocaine. The preclinical study is intended to provide the toxicology data necessary to support the human study of OMS527 in CUD. The toxicology study is underway and is expected to be completed later this year.

 

We also have various programs in preclinical research and development.

 

OMIDRIA Sale and Royalty Monetization Transactions

 

On December 23, 2021, we closed an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) with Rayner Surgical Inc. (“Rayner”) for the sale of our commercial product OMIDRIA and certain related assets including inventory and prepaid expenses. As a result of the divestiture, the results of OMIDRIA activities are classified as discontinued operations in our condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss and excluded from continuing operations for all periods presented (See “Note 7 — Discontinued Operations – Sale of OMIDRIA”).

 

On September 30, 2022, we sold to DRI Healthcare Acquisition LP (“DRI”) an interest in a portion of our future OMIDRIA royalty receipts and received $125.0 million in cash consideration, which we recorded as an OMIDRIA royalty obligation on our condensed consolidated balance sheet. Interest expense on the royalty obligation is recorded as a component of continuing operations. 

 

On February 1, 2024, we sold to DRI an expanded interest in our OMIDRIA royalties and received $115.5 million in cash consideration, which we recorded as an addition to the OMIDRIA royalty obligation. The amended and restated royalty purchase agreement with DRI (the “Amendment”) eliminates the previously existing annual caps on royalty payments after January 1, 2024, and provides that DRI now receives all royalties on U.S. net sales of OMIDRIA payable between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2031. (See “Note 8 — OMIDRIA Royalty Obligation”). Omeros is entitled to retain all royalties on net sales of OMIDRIA outside of the United States.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

Our condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial position and results of operations of Omeros and our wholly owned subsidiaries. All inter-company transactions have been eliminated. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”).

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of March 31, 2024, we had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $230.3 million. During the quarter ended March 31, 2024, our cash used in operations was $41.8 million.

 

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Historically, we have incurred net losses from continuing operations and negative operating cash flows. We have not yet established an ongoing source of revenue sufficient to cover our operating costs; therefore, we potentially need to continue to raise additional capital to accomplish our business plan and retire our outstanding convertible senior notes due in February 2026 (the “2026 Notes”). We plan to continue to fund our operations for at least the next twelve months with our existing cash and investments. We have a sales agreement to sell shares of our common stock, from time to time, in an “at the market” equity offering facility through which we may offer and sell shares of our common stock equaling an aggregate amount up to $150.0 million. Should it be determined to be strategically advantageous, we could pursue debt financings as well as public and private offerings of our equity securities, or other strategic transactions, which may include licensing or selling a portion or all of one or more of our existing technologies. Should it be necessary to manage our operating expenses, we could also reduce our projected cash requirements by delaying clinical trials, reducing selected research and development efforts, or implementing other restructuring activities.

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Significant items subject to such estimates include OMIDRIA contract royalty asset valuation, stock-based compensation expense, and accruals for clinical trials and manufacturing of drug product. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other factors that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances; however, actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

Note 2Significant Accounting Policies

 

Discontinued Operations 

 

We review the presentation of planned or completed business dispositions in the condensed consolidated financial statements based on the available information and events that have occurred. The review consists of evaluating whether the business meets the definition of a component for which the operations and cash flows are clearly distinguishable from the other components of the business and, if so, whether it is anticipated that, after the disposal, the cash flows of the component would be eliminated from continuing operations and whether the disposition represents a strategic shift that has a major effect on operations and financial results.

 

Planned or completed business dispositions are presented as discontinued operations when all the criteria described above are met. For those divestitures that qualify as discontinued operations, all comparative periods presented are reclassified in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Additionally, the results of operations of a discontinued operation are reclassified to income from discontinued operations, net of tax, for all periods presented in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss). Results of discontinued operations include all revenues and expenses directly derived from such businesses. General corporate overhead is not allocated to discontinued operations. The OMIDRIA asset sale to Rayner qualifies as a discontinued operation and has been presented as such for all reporting periods presented. 

 

OMIDRIA Royalties, Milestones and Contract Royalty Assets

 

We have rights to receive future royalties from Rayner on OMIDRIA net sales at royalty rates that vary based on geography and certain regulatory contingencies. Therefore, future OMIDRIA royalties are treated as variable consideration. The sale of OMIDRIA qualified as an asset sale under GAAP. To measure the OMIDRIA contract royalty asset, we use the expected value approach which is the sum of the discounted probability-weighted royalty payments we would receive using a range of potential outcomes, to the extent that it is probable that a significant reversal in the amount of cumulative income recognized will not occur. The royalty rate applicable to U.S. net sales of OMIDRIA is 30% until the expiration or termination of the last issued and unexpired U.S. patent, which we expect to occur no earlier than 2035. Royalties earned are recorded as a reduction to the OMIDRIA contract royalty asset. The amount recorded in discontinued operations in future periods will reflect interest earned on the outstanding OMIDRIA contract royalty asset at 11.0% and any amounts we receive that are different from the expected royalties. The OMIDRIA contract royalty asset is re-measured quarterly using the expected value approach, which incorporates actual results and future expectations. Any required adjustment to the OMIDRIA contract royalty asset is recorded in discontinued operations.

 

OMIDRIA Royalty Obligation

 

On  September 30, 2022, we sold to DRI an interest in a portion of our future OMIDRIA royalty receipts for a purchase price of $125.0 million, which was recorded as an “OMIDRIA royalty obligation” on our condensed consolidated balance sheet. On February 1, 2024, we sold to DRI our remaining U.S. OMIDRIA royalty receipts through December 31, 2031 for $115.5 million in cash, which increased the OMIDRIA royalty obligation by the same amount. The OMIDRIA royalty obligation is amortized through December 31, 2031 using the implied effective interest rate of 10.3%. Interest expense is recorded in continuing operations. 

 

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To the extent our estimates of future royalties differ materially from previous estimates, we will adjust the carrying amount of the liability for future OMIDRIA royalties to the present value of the revised estimated cash flows, discounted at the implied effective interest rate of 10.3% utilizing the cumulative catch-up method. The offset to the adjustment would be recognized as a component of net income (loss) from continuing operations (see “Note 8 — OMIDRIA Royalty Obligation”). 

 

Inventory

 

We expense inventory costs related to product candidates as research and development expenses until regulatory approval is reasonably assured in the U.S. or the European Union (“EU”). Once approval is reasonably assured, costs, including amounts related to third-party manufacturing, transportation and internal labor and overhead, will be capitalized.

 

Right-of-Use Assets and Related Lease Liabilities

 

We record operating leases as right-of-use assets and recognize the related lease liabilities equal to the fair value of the lease payments using our incremental borrowing rate when the implicit rate in the lease agreement is not readily available. We recognize variable lease payments when incurred. Costs associated with operating lease assets are recognized on a straight-line basis within operating expenses over the term of the lease.

 

We record finance lease obligations as a component of property and equipment and amortize these assets within operating expenses on a straight-line basis to their residual values over the shorter of the term of the underlying lease or the estimated useful life of the equipment. The interest component of finance lease obligations is included in interest expense and recognized using the effective interest method over the lease term.

 

We account for leases with initial terms of 12 months or less as an operating expense.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

Stock-based compensation expense is recognized for all share-based payments, including grants of stock option awards based on estimated fair values. The fair value of our stock is calculated using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model, which requires judgmental assumptions around volatility, risk-free rates, forfeiture rates and expected term. Compensation expense is recognized over the requisite service periods, which is generally the vesting period, using the straight-line method. Forfeiture expense is estimated at the time of grant and revised in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates.

 

Common Stock Repurchases

 

We may repurchase shares of our common stock from time to time under authorization made by our Board of Directors. Under Washington State law, repurchased shares are retired and not presented as treasury stock on the condensed consolidated financial statements. 

 

Income Taxes

 

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their tax basis. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates applied to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. We recognize the effect of income tax positions only if those positions are more likely than not of being sustained upon an examination. A valuation allowance is established when it is more likely than not that the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

 

Financial Instruments and Concentrations of Credit Risk

 

F inancial instruments that potentially subject the Company to significant concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. Cash and cash equivalents are deposited in checking and sweep accounts at financial institutions. At times, our cash and cash equivalents balance held at a financial institution  may exceed the federally insured limits. To limit the credit risk, we invest our excess cash in high-quality securities such as money market mutual funds, certificates of deposit and U.S. treasury bills. The Company has not experienced any losses on its deposits of cash and cash equivalents. Management believes that the Company is not currently exposed to significant credit risk as the Company’s short-term investments are held in custody at third-party financial institutions. The Company’s investment policy limits investments to certain types of securities issued by the U.S. government, its agencies and institutions with investment-grade credit ratings and places restrictions on maturities and concentration by type and issuer. The Company is exposed to credit risk in the event of a default by the financial institutions holding its cash, cash equivalents and investments, and issuers of the investments to the extent recorded on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. As of March 31, 2024, the Company has no off-balance sheet concentrations of credit risk.
 

Note 3Net Loss Per Share 

 

Basic net income (loss) per share (“Basic EPS”) is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share (“Diluted EPS”) is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares and potentially dilutive common shares outstanding during the period using the treasury stock method. In periods where we have a net loss from continuing operations but overall net income, we do not compute Diluted EPS. 

 

Potentially dilutive securities are as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

  

2023

 

2026 Notes convertible to common stock (1)

  11,679,459   12,172,008 

2023 Notes convertible to common stock (2)

     4,941,739 

Outstanding options to purchase common stock

  97,346   17,454 

Outstanding restricted stock units (3)

     92,250 

Total potentially dilutive shares excluded from net loss per share

  11,776,805   17,223,451 

 

 

(1)

The 2026 Notes are subject to a capped call arrangements that potentially reduces the dilutive effect as described in “Note 6 — Convertible Senior Notes.” Any potential impact of the capped call arrangements is excluded from this table.

  (2) The 2023 Notes (defined below) were fully extinguished upon maturity on November 15, 2023.
  (3) The outstanding restricted stock units were vested and converted to shares of common stock on December 1, 2023.
 

Note 4Investments and Fair-Value Measurements

 

All of our investments are held in our name and are classified as short-term and held-to-maturity on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. Interest income is included as a component of other income on our condensed consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. Interest and other income for the three months ended  March 31, 2024 and March 31, 2023 consists primarily of interest earned of $2.8 million and $3.4 million, respectively. 

 

The following tables summarize our investments:

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

         

Gross Unrealized

         
   

Amortized Cost

   

Gains/(Losses)

   

Estimated Fair Value

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

   

   

 

U.S. government securities classified as short-term investments

  $ 180,971     $ (20 )   $ 180,951  

Money-market funds classified as short-term investments

    47,532             47,532  

Total short-term investments

    228,503       (20 )     228,483  

Certificate of deposit classified as non-current restricted investments

    1,054             1,054  

Total investments

  $ 229,557     $ (20 )   $ 229,537  

 

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December 31, 2023

 

         

Gross Unrealized

         
   

Amortized Cost

   

Gains/(Losses)

   

Estimated Fair Value

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

   

   

 

U.S. government securities classified as short-term investments

  $ 102,100     $ 19     $ 102,119  

Money-market funds classified as short-term investments

    62,643             62,643  

Total short-term investments

    164,743       19       164,762  

Certificate of deposit classified as non-current restricted investments

    1,054             1,054  

Total investments

  $ 165,797     $ 19     $ 165,816  

 

Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability, an exit price, in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. The accounting standard establishes a fair value hierarchy that requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs, where available. The following summarizes the three levels of inputs required:

 

Level 1—Observable inputs for identical assets or liabilities, such as quoted prices in active markets;

 

Level 2—Inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable; and

 

Level 3—Unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore they are developed using estimates and assumptions developed by us, which reflect those that a market participant would use.

 

Our fair value hierarchy for our financial assets and liabilities are as follows:

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

 

Level 1

   

Level 2

   

Level 3

   

Total

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Assets:

 

   

   

   

 

U.S. government securities classified as short-term investments

  $     $ 180,951     $     $ 180,951  

Money-market funds classified as short-term investments

    47,532                   47,532  

Total short-term investments

    47,532       180,951             228,483  

Certificate of deposit classified as non-current restricted investments

    1,054                   1,054  

Total investments

  $ 48,586     $ 180,951     $     $ 229,537  

 

 

December 31, 2023

 

 

Level 1

   

Level 2

   

Level 3

   

Total

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Assets:

 

   

   

   

 

U.S. government securities classified as short-term investments

  $     $ 102,119     $     $ 102,119  

Money-market funds classified as short-term investments

    62,643                   62,643  

Total short-term investments

    62,643       102,119             164,762  

Certificate of deposit classified as non-current restricted investments

    1,054                   1,054  

Total investments

  $ 63,697     $ 102,119     $     $ 165,816  

 

Cash held in demand deposit accounts of $1.8 million and $7.1 million is excluded from our fair-value hierarchy disclosure as of  March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively. The carrying amounts reported in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets for receivables, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, and other current monetary assets and liabilities approximate fair value.

 

See “Note 6 — Convertible Senior Notes” and “Note 8 — OMIDRIA Royalty Obligation” for the carrying amount and estimated fair value of our outstanding convertible senior notes and the OMIDRIA royalty obligation.

 

Note 5 — Certain Balance Sheet Accounts

 

OMIDRIA Contract Royalty Asset

 

The OMIDRIA contract royalty asset consists of the following:

 

 

March 31,

  

December 31,

 

 

2024

  

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Short-term contract royalty asset

 $29,519  $29,373 

Long-term contract royalty asset

  135,909   138,736 

Total OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

 $165,428  $168,109 

 

Receivables

 

Receivables consist of the following:

 

 

March 31,

  

December 31,

 

 

2024

  

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

OMIDRIA royalty receivables

 $6,986  $6,724 

Other receivables

  656   1,372 

Total receivables

 $7,642  $8,096 

 

See “Note 7 — Discontinued Operations – Sale of OMIDRIA” for discussion regarding the estimated fair value of our OMIDRIA contract royalty asset.

 

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Property and Equipment, Net

 

Property and equipment, net consists of the following:

 

 

March 31,

  

December 31,

 

 

2024

  

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Equipment under finance lease obligations

 $6,929  $6,929 

Laboratory equipment

  3,583   3,525 

Computer equipment

  1,113   1,113 

Office equipment and furniture

  624   624 

Total cost

  12,249   12,191 

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

  (10,445)  (10,241)

Total property and equipment, net

 $1,804  $1,950 

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, depreciation and amortization expense was the same at $0.2 million. 

 

Accrued Expenses

 

Accrued expenses consists of the following:

 

 

March 31,

  

December 31,

 

 

2024

  

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Clinical trials

 $9,357  $10,168 

Employee compensation

  8,799   7,380 

Contract research and development

  5,344   6,223 

Consulting and professional fees

  2,308   3,539 

Interest payable

  1,417   4,242 

Other accrued expenses

  1,177   316 

Total accrued expenses

 $28,402  $31,868 

 

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Note 6Convertible Senior Notes

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2023 Convertible Senior Notes

 

We extinguished the $95.0 million outstanding on our 6.25% convertible senior notes (the “2023 Notes”) at par upon maturity on November 15, 2023. For the three months ended March 31, 2023, we recognized interest expense of $1.5 million and amortization of debt issuance costs of $0.2 million. 

2026 Convertible Senior Notes

 

We have outstanding unsecured convertible senior notes which accrue interest at an annual rate of 5.25% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears on February 15 and August 15 of each year (the “2026 Notes”). The 2026 Notes mature on February 15, 2026, unless earlier purchased, redeemed or converted in accordance with their terms.

 

Amounts outstanding on our 2026 Notes are as follows:

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March 31,

  

December 31,

 

 

2024

  

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Principal amount

 $215,924  $215,924 

Unamortized debt issuance costs

  (2,461)  (2,769)

Total unsecured convertible senior notes, net

 $213,463  $213,155 

     

 

Fair value of outstanding unsecured convertible senior notes (1)

 $156,545  $131,444 

 

 

(1)

The fair value is classified as Level 3 due to the limited trading activity for the unsecured convertible senior notes. The fair value of the 2026 Notes is determined based on quoted prices in an over-the counter market using the most recent trading information at the end of the reporting period. The value of the conversion feature of the 2026 Notes is not deemed to be significant as the current market price of our common stock is below the initial conversion price of $18.49 per share of common stock.

 

The unamortized debt issuance costs of $2.5 million as of March 31, 2024 will be amortized to interest expense at an effective interest rate of 5.9% over the remaining term.

 

The following table sets forth interest expense recognized related to the 2026 Notes:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

  

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Contractual interest expense

 $2,834  $2,954 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

  308   304 

Total

 $3,142  $3,258 

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The initial conversion rate is 54.0906 shares of our common stock per $1,000 of note principal (equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $18.4875 per share of common stock), which equals approximately 12.2 million shares issuable upon conversion, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.

 

The 2026 Notes are convertible at the option of the holders on or after November 15, 2025 at any time prior to the close of business on February 12, 2026, the second scheduled trading day immediately before the stated maturity date of February 15, 2026. Additionally, holders may convert their 2026 Notes at their option at specified times prior to the maturity date only if:

 

(1)   during any calendar quarter, the last reported sale price per share of our common stock exceeds 130% of the conversion price of the 2026 Notes for each of at least 20 trading days, whether or not consecutive, in the period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on, and including, the last trading day of the immediately preceding calendar quarter;

 

(2)   during the five consecutive business days immediately after any five-consecutive-trading-day period (such five-consecutive-trading-day period, the “measurement period”) in which the trading price per $1,000 principal amount of 2026 Notes for each trading day of the measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price per share of our common stock on such trading day and the conversion rate on such trading day;

 

(3)   there is an occurrence of one or more certain corporate events or distributions of our common stock; or

 

(4)   we call the 2026 Notes for redemption.

 

We will settle any conversions by paying or delivering, as applicable, cash, shares of our common stock or a combination of cash and shares of our common stock, at our election, based on the applicable conversion rate(s).

 

Subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, we may redeem in whole or in part the 2026 Notes at our option through the 50th scheduled trading day immediately before the maturity date at a cash redemption price equal to the principal amount of the 2026 Notes to be redeemed plus any accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date. The 2026 Notes are subject to redemption only if certain requirements are satisfied, including that the last reported sale price per share of our common stock exceeds 130% of the conversion price on (i) each of at least 20 trading days, whether or not consecutive, during the 30 consecutive trading days ending on, and including, the trading day immediately before the date we send the related redemption notice and (ii) the trading day immediately before the date we send such notice.

 

In order to reduce the dilutive impact or potential cash expenditure associated with the conversion of the 2026 Notes, we entered into capped call transactions in connection with the issuances of the 2026 Notes (the “2026 Capped Call”). The 2026 Capped Call will cover, subject to anti-dilution adjustments substantially similar to those applicable to the 2026 Notes, the number of shares of common stock underlying the 2026 Notes when our common stock is trading within the range of approximately $18.49 and $26.10. However, should the market price of our common stock exceed the $26.10 cap, then the conversion of the 2026 Notes would have an additional dilutive impact or may require a cash expenditure to the extent the market price of our common stock exceeds the cap price. The 2026 Capped Call will expire on various dates over the 50-trading-day period ranging from December 2, 2025 to February 12, 2026, if not exercised earlier. The 2026 Capped Call is a separate transaction and not part of the terms of the 2026 Notes and was executed separately from the issuance of the 2026 Notes. The amount paid for the 2026 Capped Call was recorded as a reduction to additional paid-in capital in the condensed consolidated balance sheet. As of March 31, 2024, approximately 12.2 million shares remained outstanding under the 2026 Capped Call.

 

Further, we concluded the 2026 Capped Call qualifies for a derivative scope exception for instruments that are both indexed to an entity’s own stock and classified in stockholders’ equity in its balance sheet. Consequently, the fair value of the 2026 Capped Call of $23.2 million is classified as equity, not accounted for as derivatives, and will not be subsequently remeasured.

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Note 7Discontinued Operations - Sale of OMIDRIA

 

On  December 23, 2021, we sold the rights to OMIDRIA and related assets to Rayner. As a result of the divestiture, the results of OMIDRIA activities are classified as discontinued operations in our condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss and excluded from continuing operations for all periods presented. 

 ​

In December 2022, we earned a $200.0 million milestone upon occurrence of the event specified in the Asset Purchase Agreement with Rayner. The milestone payment was received in February 2023.

 

Net income from discontinued operations is as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Interest earned on OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

  $ 4,343     $ 3,925  

Remeasurement adjustments

    2,339       1,677  

Other income (loss), net

    (16 )     380  

Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax

  $ 6,666     $ 5,982  

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The following is a roll forward of the OMIDRIA contract royalty asset (in thousands):

 

OMIDRIA contract royalty asset at December 31, 2023

  $ 168,109  

Royalties earned

    (9,363 )

Interest earned on OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

    4,343  

Remeasurement adjustments

    2,339  

OMIDRIA contract royalty asset at March 31, 2024

  $ 165,428  

 

We remeasure the OMIDRIA contract royalty asset on a quarterly basis using the expected value approach, which incorporates actual results and future expectations. The OMIDRIA contract royalty asset is classified as a Level 3 asset as its valuation requires substantial judgment and estimation of factors that are not currently observable in the market.

 

Cash flow from discontinued operations is as follows: 

 ​

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Net cash provided by discontinued operations from operating activities

  $ 9,107     $ 213,876  

 

Net cash provided by discontinued operations primarily represents royalties received and the $200.0 million milestone payment that we collected from Rayner in February 2023. ​

 

Note 8OMIDRIA Royalty Obligation 

 

In  September 2022, we sold to DRI an interest in our future OMIDRIA royalty receipts and received $125.0 million in cash consideration, which was recorded as an OMIDRIA royalty obligation on our condensed consolidated balance sheet. DRI was entitled to receive royalties on OMIDRIA net sales between September 1, 2022 and December 31, 2030, subject to annual caps.  

 

In  February 2024, Omeros and DRI expanded their royalty purchase agreement under the Amendment, resulting in Omeros receiving an additional $115.5 million in cash consideration, which we accounted for as a modification of our existing debt from DRI. The Amendment eliminated the annual caps on royalty payments and provides that DRI will receive all royalties on U.S. net sales of OMIDRIA payable between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2031. 

 

Omeros retains the right to receive all royalties payable by Rayner on any net sales of OMIDRIA outside the U.S. payable after January 1, 2024, as well as royalties on global net sales of OMIDRIA payable from and after December 31, 2031. To date, international royalties have not been significant. DRI has no recourse to our assets other than its interest in OMIDRIA royalties.

 

We are also entitled to receive a milestone ranging between $10.0 million and $27.5 million if U.S. net sales of OMIDRIA reach applicable thresholds ranging between a total of $156.0 million and $160.0 million for any period of four consecutive quarters prior to January 1, 2026. In addition, we are entitled to receive a separate milestone ranging between $8.0 million and $27.5 million if U.S. net sales of OMIDRIA reach applicable thresholds ranging between a total of $181.0 million and $185.0 million for any period of four consecutive quarters prior to January 1, 2028.

 

The following schedule is a roll forward of the OMIDRIA royalty obligation (in thousands):

 

OMIDRIA royalty obligation at December 31, 2023

  $ 125,126  

Additional proceeds

    115,525  

Non-cash interest

    1,079  

Principal payments

    (5,141 )

OMIDRIA royalty obligation at March 31, 2024

  $ 236,589  

 

We account for the OMIDRIA royalty obligation under the catch-up method. The catch-up method requires that we adjust the carrying amount to match the present value of revised estimated cash flows of Rayner’s U.S. net sales of OMIDRIA. We discounted the OMIDRIA royalty obligation at an implied effective interest rate of 10.3%. The OMIDRIA royalty obligation is classified as a Level 3 liability as its valuation requires substantial judgment and estimation of factors that are not currently observable in the market. As of March 31, 2024, the approximate fair value of our obligation was equal to its carrying value.

 ​

For the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, we incurred interest expense of $5.0 million and $3.0 million, respectively.

 ​

As of March 31, 2024, future expected principal and interest payments are as follows: 

 

 

   

         

 

Principal

   

Interest

   

Total

 

 

(In thousands)

 

2024

  $ 14,147     $ 16,764     $ 30,911  

2025

    20,990       20,672       41,662  

2026

    23,991       18,504       42,495  

2027

    27,314       16,032       43,346  

2028

    30,991       13,221       44,212  

Thereafter

    119,156       18,857       138,013  

Total scheduled payments

  $ 236,589     $ 104,050     $ 340,639  
 

Note 9Leases

 

We have an operating lease for our office and laboratory facilities with an initial term that ends in November 2027 and two options to extend the lease term by an additional five years each. Restricted investments of $1.1 million represent the security deposit on our office and laboratory facilities. We have finance leases for certain laboratory and office equipment that have lease terms expiring through November 2026.

 

Supplemental lease information is as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Lease cost

               

Operating lease cost

  $ 1,606     $ 1,633  

Finance lease cost:

 

         

Amortization

    145       118  

Interest

    56       51  

Variable lease cost

    916       790  

Sublease income

    (388 )     (375 )

Net lease cost

  $ 2,335     $ 2,217  

 

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Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities is as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities

 

   

 

Cash payments for operating leases

  $ 1,815     $ 1,780  

Cash payments for financing leases

  $ 179     $ 152  
 

Note 10Commitments and Contingencies

 

Good and Service Contracts 

 

We have various agreements with third parties that collectively require payment of termination fees totaling $23.3 million as of March 31, 2024 if we cancel the work within specific time frames, either prior to commencing or during performance of the contracted services.

 

Development Milestones and Product Royalties

 

We have entered a variety of development, collaboration, licensing or similar agreements with third parties under which we have accessed technology or services in connection with our development assets and programs. Some of these agreements require milestone payments based on achievements of development, regulatory or sales milestones, and/or low-single to low-double digit royalties on net income or net sales of the relevant product. For the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, development milestone expenses were not significant. 

 

Note 11Shareholders Equity (Deficit) 

 

Common Stock 

 

At the Market Sales Agreement - We have a sales agreement to sell shares of our common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $150.0 million, from time to time, through an “at the market” equity offering program. As of March 31, 2024, we have not sold any shares under this program.

 

Share Repurchase Program - On November 9, 2023, the Board of Directors approved an indefinite term share repurchase program under which we may repurchase from time to time up to $50.0 million of our common stock in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. For the three months ended March 31, 2024, we repurchased and retired 3.2 million shares of common stock at an average share price of $3.71 for an aggregate repurchase price of $11.9 million. Since inception of the program, we have repurchased and retired 5.0 million shares at an average price of $3.30 per share.

 

Note 12Stock-Based Compensation

 ​

Our stock option plans provide for the grant of incentive and non-qualified stock options, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units, and other stock awards to employees, non-employee directors and consultants.

 

On  April 25, 2024, annual stock option grants of approximately 2.9 million shares of common stock were awarded to eligible participants for the 2023 annual performance period. The options have an exercise price of $3.06 per share and vest monthly on a straight-line basis over four years.

 

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Stock-based compensation is as follows:

 

   

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Continuing operations

 

   

 

Research and development

  $ 1,014     $ 1,272  

Selling, general and administrative

    1,644       1,722  

Total stock-based compensation in continuing operations

    2,658       2,994  

Discontinued operations

          (41 )

Total stock-based compensation

  $ 2,658     $ 2,953  

 

The fair value of each option grant is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The following assumptions were applied to all stock option grants:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

Estimated weighted-average fair value

  $ 2.84  

Weighted-average assumptions:

 

 

Expected volatility

    95 %

Expected life, in years

    6.7  

Risk-free interest rate

    4.09 %

Expected dividend yield

    %

 

Expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of our stock price weighted by grant issuances over the reporting period. We estimated the expected life of the stock options granted using the historical exercise behavior of option holders. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant. Forfeiture expense is estimated at the time of grant and revised in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates.

 

Stock option activity for all stock plans and related information is as follows:

 

 

   

Weighted-

   

   

 

 

   

Average

   

   

Aggregate

 

 

   

Exercise

   

Remaining

   

Intrinsic

 

 

Options

   

Price per

   

Contractual Life

   

Value

 

 

Outstanding

   

Share

   

(In years)

   

(In thousands)

 

Balance at December 31, 2023

    15,255,154     $ 9.50                  

Granted

    29,800       3.50                  

Exercised

    (9,339 )     3.46                  

Forfeited

    (124,317 )     7.91                  

Balance at March 31, 2024

    15,151,298     $ 9.50       5.9     $ 1,894  

Vested and expected to vest at March 31, 2024

    14,712,513     $ 9.65       5.8     $ 1,746  

Exercisable at March 31, 2024

    10,966,833     $ 11.33       4.7     $ 394  

 

Of the 15.2 million common stock options outstanding as of  March 31, 202412.1 million have an exercise price per share above $ 3.45, which was the closing price of our stock on the Nasdaq exchange on March 28, 2024.

 

As of March 31, 2024, there were 4.2 million unvested options outstanding that will vest over a weighted-average period of 2.0 years. The total estimated compensation expense yet to be recognized on outstanding options is $12.1 million.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENTS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10Q and with our audited financial statements and the notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, which was filed with the SEC on April 1, 2024. In addition, you should read the section entitled Risk Factors and the disclaimers regarding forward-looking statements included herein and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, for a discussion of important factors that could cause our results to differ materially from the results described in or implied by any forward-looking statements contained herein.

 

Overview 

 

Omeros Corporation (“Omeros,” the “Company” or “we”) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting immunologic diseases, including complement-mediated diseases and cancers related to dysfunction of the immune system, as well as addictive and compulsive disorders.

 

Complement Inhibitor Programs

 

The complement system plays a role in the body’s inflammatory response and becomes activated as a result of tissue damage or trauma or microbial pathogen invasion. Inappropriate or uncontrolled activation of the complement system can cause diseases characterized by serious tissue injury. Three main pathways can activate the complement system: classical, lectin, and alternative. Omeros is focused on development of therapeutics to treat diseases associated with the lectin and/or alternative pathways of complement. Omeros is developing antibodies as well as small-molecule inhibitors of key enzymes known to be centrally involved in the in activation of the targeted pathway of complement.

 

Lectin Pathway / MASP 2

 

Mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease 2 (“MASP-2”) is a novel pro-inflammatory protein target that is the effector enzyme of the lectin pathway and is required for the function of this pathway. Omeros is developing antibodies and small-molecule inhibitors of MASP-2 as potential therapeutics for diseases in which the lectin pathway has been shown to contribute to significant tissue injury and pathology. When not treated, these diseases are typically characterized by significant end-organ damage, such as kidney or central nervous system injury. Importantly, inhibition of MASP-2 has been demonstrated not to interfere with the antibody-dependent classical complement activation pathway, a critical component of the acquired immune response to infection.

 

The lead drug candidate in our pipeline of complement-targeted therapeutics is narsoplimab (OMS721), a proprietary, patented human monoclonal antibody targeting MASP-2, the key activator of the lectin pathway of complement. Clinical development of narsoplimab is currently focused primarily on hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (“TA-TMA”). 

 

We successfully completed a pivotal clinical trial for narsoplimab in TA-TMA and previously submitted to FDA a biologics license application (“BLA”) seeking marketing approval for narsoplimab in this indication. In late 2021, FDA issued a complete response letter (“CRL”) with respect to the BLA in which the agency indicated that additional information would be needed to support regulatory approval. We appealed FDA’s decision to issue the CRL through a formal dispute resolution process that concluded in late 2022. Although our appeal was denied, the decision identified potential paths for resubmission of the BLA based on both response data and survival data from the completed pivotal trial versus a historical control group, with or without an independent literature analysis or based on survival data alone. Consistent with subsequent interactions with FDA’s review division, we submitted to FDA in the fall of 2023 an analysis plan to assess already existing clinical trial data, existing data from a historical control population available from an external source, data from the narsoplimab expanded access program, and data directed to the mechanism of action of narsoplimab. We are having ongoing discussions with the agency regarding the proposed analysis plan. As a result, we are currently unable to estimate when we will submit the BLA or, subsequently, FDA’s timing for a decision regarding approval. There can be no guarantee that FDA’s specific recommendations for resubmission will be acceptable to Omeros in terms of the time and/or expenditure required or that any resubmission of the BLA will result in approval of narsoplimab for TA-TMA.

 

Additionally, there is strong and increasingly well-established evidence of the central role of the lectin pathway in COVID-19 and acute respiratory distress syndrome (“ARDS”), and we have developed mechanistic, in vivo animal data, and proof-of-concept clinical data indicating that narsoplimab may be an effective therapeutic for COVID-19, ARDS and/or related indications. We also continue to explore the mounting evidence that MASP-2 and the lectin pathway are important drivers of post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 (“PASC”), commonly known as long COVID, and have developed an assay platform to identify hyperactivation of the lectin pathway for use in severe acute COVID and PASC as well as in ARDS. Lectin pathway hyperactivation is correlated with COVID-19-related-ARDS and may be involved in the pathogenesis of PASC and of ARDS, including H1N1 and H5N1 related ARDS. As such, the assay may be useful to identify patients who are at greatest risk of hospitalization and/or mortality as well as those who are particularly amenable to lectin pathway inhibition therapy for the treatment of one or more of these conditions. We continue to validate the clinical correlation of lectin pathway hyperactivation with COVID-19, ARDS and PASC and to engage in discussions with potential partners as well as with representatives of the U.S. government regarding potential opportunities to obtain funding and advance development of our potential diagnostic and/or therapeutic product candidates for COVID-19, PASC or other infectious diseases.

 

Our lectin pathway program also includes OMS1029, our long-acting antibody targeting MASP-2. This next-generation MASP-2 inhibitor is intended to be complementary to narsoplimab, enabling us to pursue chronic indications in which dosing convenience would be of significant benefit to patients. Dosing of all cohorts in a single-ascending dose Phase 1 clinical trial of OMS1029 was successfully completed in early 2023. Pharmacokinetic (“PK”) and pharmacodynamic (“PD”) data show dose-proportional exposure and sustained lectin pathway inhibition, consistent with dosing of OMS1029 once quarterly, either intravenously or subcutaneously. Dosing has also been completed in both of two planned cohorts of our ongoing Phase 1 multiple-ascending-dose study of OMS1029 in healthy volunteers and we expect the study to conclude in mid-2024. OMS1029 has been well tolerated to date with no safety concerns identified. We continue to evaluate several potential indications for Phase 2 clinical development for OMS1029.

 

Alternative Pathway / MASP-3

 

Our pipeline of clinical-stage complement-targeted therapeutic candidates also includes OMS906, a proprietary, patented monoclonal antibody targeting MASP-3, the key activator of the alternative pathway of complement. We believe OMS906 has the potential to treat a wide range of alternative pathway-related diseases and that its attributes favorably differentiate OMS906 from other marketed and in-development alternative pathway inhibitors. Clinical development of OMS906 is currently focused on rapidly advancing to Phase 3 clinical trials in multiple alternative pathway-related disorders, including paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (“PNH”) and complement 3 glomerulopathy (“C3G”). We have multiple ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials evaluating OMS906 in these indications. 

 

We have three ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials evaluating OMS906 for PNH. The first is in PNH patients who have not previously been treated with a complement inhibitor, and the second in PNH patients who have had an unsatisfactory response to ravulizumab, an inhibitor of complement component 5 (“C5”). The third Phase 2 clinical trial is an open-label extension study to assess the long-term efficacy and safety of OMS906 in patients who have completed either of the other two PNH Phase 2 clinical trials.

 

Results from a pre-specified interim analysis of our ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of OMS906 in complement-inhibitor-naïve adults with PNH were featured in a podium presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in December 2023. The interim analysis results showed statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in all measured markers of hemolysis, including hemoglobin and lactate dehydrogenase. No patients were reported to have had a clinical breakthrough of PNH or a thrombotic event, and none were reported to require a transfusion while receiving OMS906 treatment. 

 

Enrollment is complete and dosing is ongoing in our Phase 2 trial evaluating two doses of OMS906 in PNH patients who have had an unsatisfactory response to the C5 inhibitor ravulizumab. Utilizing a “switch-over” design, this study enrolls PNH patients receiving ravulizumab, adds OMS906 to provide combination therapy with ravulizumab for 24 weeks, and then, in those patients who demonstrate a hemoglobin response with the combination therapy, switches to OMS906 monotherapy. Data from a pre-specified interim analysis showed that the addition of OMS906 therapy to ravulizumab treatment resulted in statistically significant and clinical meaningful improvements in both mean hemoglobin levels and absolute reticulocyte counts by week 4 of combination therapy, with a sustained response demonstrated through week 24 (the latest assessment prior to the interim analysis cutoff). All 13 entrolled patients were included in the interim analysis. All patients in the high-dose group achieved clinical response, defined as an increase in hemoglobin of at least 2 grams, and six of seven patients in the low-dose group achieved this same clinical response. No patients in either dose group required transfusions following initiation of OMS906. As with all other clinical studies with OMS906, the drug was well tolerated without any safety signal of concern. Full details from the interim analysis will be featured in a podium presentation at EHA 2024, the annual congress of the European Hematology Association, to be held in Madrid, Spain in June. Interim analysis data from the monotherapy portion of the trial are expected to be available in late 2024.

 

We have initiated an open-label extension study to assess the long-term efficacy and safety of OMS906 in patients with PNH. In the extension study, PNH patients who have completed a previous study evaluating OMS906 roll directly into the extension study without a break in OMS906 treatment. Data from this study will contribute to a planned BLA for OMS906 in the treatment of PNH. Based on PK data from a successful Phase 1 single-ascending-dose study of OMS906 in healthy subjects and interim data from our ongoing clinical trials in PNH patients, we are exploring two different dosing frequencies - once every eight weeks and once every 12 weeks - for the Phase 3 studies and commercialization, if approved.

 

In February 2024 we met with FDA to discuss our development program for OMS906 in PNH. We presented clinical and nonclinical data and requested input on expectations for Phase 3 studies and BLA submission. FDA confirmed that the scope of our nonclinical program is sufficient to support Phase 3 clinical studies and provided input on dosing and design of the proposed Phase 3 program to support a BLA in PNH. We expect to meet again with FDA later this year to discuss further details of the design of our Phase 3 studies. Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating OMS906 in PNH are targeted to begin in late 2024. 

 

We also have an ongoing Phase 2 clinical program evaluating OMS906 for the treatment of C3G, a rare and debilitating renal disease driven by complement dysregulation. Notably, the relevance of the alternative pathway to C3G has been clinically validated in a Phase 3 trial with another inhibitor of the alternative pathway that reported positive results in the treatment of C3G. Sites are now open in multiple countries and patients are being screened for enrollment. We are targeting to initiate Phase 3 development for C3G in the first part of 2025, after Phase 2 results are available and discussions occur with regulators. 

 

PDE7 Inhibitor Programs

 

Our PDE7 inhibitor program, which we refer to as OMS527, comprises multiple PDE7 inhibitor compounds and is based on our discoveries of previously unknown links between PDE7 and any addiction or compulsive disorder, and between PDE7 and any movement disorders. In April 2023, we were awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (“NIDA”), part of the National Institutes of Health, and requested by NIDA to develop our lead orally administered PDE7 inhibitor compound, for which we have successfully completed a Phase 1 study, for the treatment of cocaine use disorder (“CUD”). NIDA awarded the grant to Omeros for a total of $6.69 million over three years, of which we have claimed and received $0.7 million of funding to date and recognized $0.2 million into Other Income in our condensed consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. The grant is intended to support preclinical cocaine interaction/toxicology studies to assess safety of the therapeutic candidate in the presence of concomitant cocaine administration, as well as an in-patient, placebo-controlled clinical study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of OMS527 in adults with CUD who receive concurrent intravenous cocaine. The preclinical study is intended to provide the toxicology data necessary to support the human study of OMS527 in CUD. The toxicology study is underway and is expected to be completed in late 2024. 

 

Immuno-Oncology Platform

 

We have five immuno-oncology (“I-O”) platforms in preclinical development - adoptive T-cell therapy, CAR-T, signaling-driven immunomodulators that function both as therapeutics and vaccines, and oncotoxins. To date, in vitro, ex vivo and animal studies using human cellular components have been positive with high response rates. These data collectively reinforce the scientific basis for each platform, confirming our rationale for their design and development. The data from our studies to date have demonstrated a number of potential advantages of our immuno-oncology franchise over other I-O approaches.

 

We believe that all five platforms are entirely novel and proprietary. We continue to confirm our results and to generate new data, all of which contribute to our intellectual property position.

 

 

OMIDRIA Sale and Royalty Monetization Transactions

 

We previously developed and commercialized OMIDRIA® (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solutions) 1%/0.3%, which is approved by FDA for use during cataract surgery or intraocular lens replacement to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis (pupil constriction) and to reduce postoperative ocular pain. We marketed OMIDRIA in the U.S. from the time of its commercial launch in 2015 until December 2021.

 

On December 23, 2021, we closed an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) with Rayner Surgical Inc. (“Rayner”) for the sale of OMIDRIA and related business assets. 

 

Under the Asset Purchase Agreement, we were entitled to receive a $200.0 million Milestone Payment within 30 days following an event (the “Milestone Event”) that establishes separate payment for OMIDRIA for a continuous period of at least four years when furnished in the ambulatory surgery center setting. The Milestone Event occurred in December 2022 and we recorded a $200.0 milestone receivable. We received the Milestone Payment together with accrued interest in February 2023.

 

Under the Asset Purchase Agreement, the occurrence of the Milestone Event triggered a reduction in the U.S. royalty rate from 50% to 30% on OMIDRIA net sales until the expiration or termination of the last issued and unexpired U.S. patent, which we expect to occur no earlier than 2035. Upon the occurrence of certain events described in the Asset Purchase Agreement, including during any specific period in which OMIDRIA is no longer eligible for certain separate payment (i.e., becomes included in the packaged payment rate for the surgical procedure) under Medicare Part B, the U.S. base royalty rate would be further reduced to 10%. Pursuant to legislation enacted in late 2022, we expect separate payment for OMIDRIA under Medicare Part B to extend until at least January 1, 2028.

 

As a result of the OMIDRIA divestiture, the results of OMIDRIA activities are classified as discontinued operations in our condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss and excluded from continuing operations for all periods presented (See “Note 7 — Discontinued Operations - Sale of OMIDRIA” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q).

 

On September 30, 2022, we sold to DRI Healthcare Acquisition LP (“DRI”) an interest in a portion of our future OMIDRIA royalty receipts and received $125.0 million in cash consideration which we recorded as an OMIDRIA royalty obligation on our condensed consolidated balance sheet.DRI was entitled under that arrangement to receive royalties on OMIDRIA net sales between September 1, 2022 and December 31, 2030, subject to certain annual caps. The liability is being amortized over the term of the arrangement using the implied effective interest rate of 10.3%. Interest expense on the royalty obligation is recorded as a component of continuing operations.

 

On February 1, 2024, we entered into amended and restated royalty purchase agreement pursuant to which we sold to DRI an expanded interest in our OMIDRIA royalties (the “Amendment”). We received $115.5 million in cash consideration, which we recorded as an addition to the OMIDRIA royalty obligation. The Amendment eliminated the previously existing annual caps on royalty payments effective beginning in the first quarter of 2024 and entitled DRI to receive all royalties on U.S. net sales of OMIDRIA payable between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2031. DRI is entitled to payment only to the extent of royalty payments that are payable on U.S. net sales of OMIDRIA on or before December 31, 2031 and DRI has no recourse to our assets other than its interest in the OMIDRIA royalties. Omeros retains the right to receive all royalties payable by Rayner on any net sales of OMIDRIA outside the U.S. payable from and after January 1, 2024, as well as all royalties on global net sales of OMIDRIA payable from and after December 31, 2031. In addition to the cash consideration received at closing, the Amendment also entitles us to receive two milestone payments of up to $27.5 million each, payable in January 2026 and January 2028, respectively, based on achievement of certain threshholds for U.S. net sales of OMIDRIA. See “Note 8  OMIDRIA Royalty Obligation” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Financial Summary

 

Our loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2024 was $37.2 million. As of March 31, 2024, we had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $230.3 million available to fund operations and debt service. Our cash used in operations for the three months ended March 31, 2024 was $41.8 million. 

 

 

Results of Operations 

 

Research and Development Expenses

 

Our research and development expenses can be divided into three categories: direct external expenses, which include clinical research and development and preclinical research and development activities; internal, overhead and other expenses; and stock-based compensation expense. Direct external expenses consist primarily of expenses incurred pursuant to agreements with third-party manufacturing organizations prior to receiving regulatory approval for a drug candidate, contract research organizations, clinical trial sites, collaborators, licensors and consultants. Pre-clinical research and development includes costs prior to beginning Phase 1 studies in human subjects. Internal, overhead and other expenses primarily consist of costs for personnel, overhead, rent, utilities and depreciation. The following table illustrates our expenses associated with these activities:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Research and development expenses:

 

   

 

Direct external expenses:

 

   

 

Clinical research and development:

               

MASP-2 program - OMS721 (narsoplimab)

  $ 6,685     $ 8,953  

MASP-3 program - OMS906

    5,253       2,511  

MASP-2 program - OMS1029

    1,126       1,320  

Other

          44  

Total clinical research and development

    13,064       12,828  

Preclinical research and development

    1,580       909  

Total direct external expenses

    14,644       13,737  

Internal overhead and other expenses

    11,112       9,601  

Stock-based compensation expenses

    1,014       1,272  

Total research and development expenses

  $ 26,770     $ 24,610  

 

Clinical research and development expenses increased $0.2 million compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to increased OMS906 clinical and manufacturing activities, partially offset by decreased expenditure on narsoplimab due to termination of our IgA nephropathy program following analysis of our Phase 3 clinical trial results. 

 

Preclinical research and development expenses increased $0.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 as compared to the same period in 2023, primarily due to increased discovery work in our cancer program.

 

Internal overhead and other expenses increased $1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023, primarily due to receipt of an Employee Retention Credit in the prior year that was recorded as an offset to expense.

 

Stock-based compensation expenses decreased $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 as compared to the same period in the prior year, primarily due to the valuation and timing of the vesting of employee stock options. 

 ​

We expect research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2024 to be higher than those in the first quarter of this year primarily due to increased manufacturing costs associated with narsoplimab. Our accounting policy is to expense all manufacturing costs related to drug candidates until regulatory approval is reasonably assured in either the U.S. or European Union.

 ​

 

At this time, we are unable to estimate with certainty the longer-term costs we will incur in the continued development of our drug candidates due to the inherently unpredictable nature of our preclinical and clinical development activities. Clinical development timelines, the probability of success and development costs can differ materially as new data become available and as expectations change. Our future research and development expenses will depend, in part, on the preclinical or clinical success of each drug candidate as well as ongoing assessments of each program’s commercial potential. In addition, we cannot forecast with precision which drug candidates, if any, may be subject to future collaborations, when such arrangements will be secured, if at all, and to what degree such arrangements would affect our development plans and capital requirements.

 

We are required to expend substantial resources in the development of our drug candidates due to the lengthy process of completing clinical trials and seeking regulatory approval. Any failure or delay in completing clinical trials, or in obtaining regulatory approvals, could delay our generation of product revenue and increase our research and development expenses.

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses:

 

   

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding stock-based compensation expense

  $ 10,620     $ 9,381  

Stock-based compensation expense

    1,644       1,722  

Total selling, general and administrative expenses

  $ 12,264     $ 11,103  

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2024, selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding stock-based compensation expense, increased $1.2 million compared to the prior year quarter. The increase was primarily due to the receipt of an Employee Retention Credit in the first quarter of 2023 and increased patent and other legal costs in the first quarter of this year.

 

We expect selling, general and administrative expenses in the second quarter of 2024 to be similar to those in the first quarter of this year.

 

 

Interest Expense

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Interest expense

  $ 8,231     $ 7,933  

 

Interest expense is primarily comprised of interest and amortization of debt discount and issuance costs on our convertible senior notes maturing in February 2026 as well as interest on our DRI royalty obligation (see “Note 6 — Convertible Senior Notes” and “Note 8 OMIDRIA Royalty Obligation” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q).

 

Interest expense increased $0.3 million due to charges on the additional principal balance of our DRI royalty obligation, which were partially offset by a reduction in interest expense from our convertible senior notes that were retired at maturity in November 2023.

 

We expect that interest expense for the second quarter of 2024 will increase from the first quarter due the $115.5 million additional payment that we received from DRI in February 2024. 

 

Interest and Other Income

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Interest and other income

  $ 3,415     $ 3,963  

 

Interest and other income decreased $0.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 as compared to the same period in 2023 due to holding a lower average cash and investment balances than in the prior year.

 ​

We expect interest and other income for the second quarter of 2024 to be slightly lower compared to those in the first quarter of this year.

 

Discontinued operations and OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

 

Net income from OMIDRIA discontinued operations, net of tax is shown below:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Interest earned on OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

  $ 4,343     $ 3,925  

Remeasurement adjustments

    2,339       1,677  

Other income (loss), net

    (16 )     380  

Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax

  $ 6,666     $ 5,982  

 

Interest is earned on the OMIDRIA contract royalty asset at an implied effective interest rate of 11.0%. The $0.4 million increase in interest earned is due to a higher OMIDRIA contract royalty asset balance during the first quarter of 2024 than in the first quarter of 2023. The increased balance in the OMIDRIA contract royalty asset resulted from remeasurements made throughout 2023.

 

The $0.7 million increase in remeasurement adjustment between the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 reflects the amount of royalties earned in excess of projections for the period and any change in discounted royalty expectations.

 

 

The following schedule presents a roll forward of the OMIDRIA contract royalty asset (in thousands):

 

OMIDRIA contract royalty asset at December 31, 2023

  $ 168,109  

Royalties earned

    (9,363 )

Interest earned on OMIDRIA contract royalty asset

    4,343  

Remeasurement adjustments

    2,339  

OMIDRIA contract royalty asset at March 31, 2024

  $ 165,428  

 

Financial Condition – Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of March 31, 2024, we had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $230.3 million. Our loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2024 was $37.2 million, and cash used in operations was $41.8 million.

 

Historically, we have incurred net losses from continuing operations and negative operating cash flows. We have not yet established an ongoing source of revenue sufficient to cover our operating costs; therefore, we potentially need to continue to raise additional capital to accomplish our business plan and to retire our outstanding convertible senior notes due in February 2026. We plan to continue to fund our operations for at least the next twelve months with our existing cash and investments. We have a sales agreement to sell shares of our common stock, from time to time, in an “at the market” equity offering facility through which we may offer and sell shares of our common stock equaling an aggregate amount up to $150.0 million. Should it be determined to be strategically advantageous, we could pursue debt financings as well as public and private offerings of our equity securities, or other strategic transactions, which may include licensing or selling a portion or all of one or more of our existing technologies. Should it be necessary to manage our operating expenses, we could also reduce our projected cash requirements by delaying clinical trials, reducing selected research and development efforts, or implementing other restructuring activities.

 

Cash Flow Data 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2024

   

2023

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Selected cash flow data

 

   

 

Cash provided by (used in):

 

   

 

Operating activities

  $ (41,780 )   $ 174,539  

Investing activities

  $ (61,925 )   $ (181,331 )

Financing activities

  $ 98,431     $ (388 )

 

 

Operating Activities. Net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2024 increased by $216.3 million as compared to the same period in 2023. The increase was primarily due to a $202.7 million decrease in receivables due to the receipt of the $200.0 million OMIDRIA milestone received in February 2023, a $5.7 million decrease in funds provided by accounts payable and accrued expenses, and a $4.5 million increase in funds used for prepaids and other assets. Additionally, Omeros incurred a $3.5 million increase in net loss compared to the same period a year ago.

 ​

Investing Activities. Cash flows used in investing activities primarily reflect cash used to purchase short-term investments and proceeds from the sale of short-term investments, thus causing a shift between our cash and cash equivalents and short-term investment balances. Because we manage our cash usage with respect to our total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, we do not consider fluctuations in cash flows from investing activities to be important to the understanding of our liquidity and capital resources.

 

Net cash used in investing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2024 decreased by $119.4 million as compared to the same period in 2023. The decrease was primarily due to purchasing investments in the first quarter of 2023 using the $200.0 million receipt of the OMIDRIA milestone while, in the first quarter of 2024, we purchased investments using the $115.5 million we received related to the DRI Amendment.

 

Financing Activities. Net cash provided by financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2024 increased $98.8 million compared to the same period in 2023. This was primarily due to the $115.5 million we received from DRI in February 2024 related to the Amendment, partially offset by $11.9 million in expenditures related to repurchasing 3.2 million shares of our common stock.

 

Contractual Obligations and Commitments

 

Our future minimum contractual commitments and obligations were reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023. Other than the following, our future minimum contractual obligations and commitments have not changed materially from the amounts previously reported. See “Note 10 — Commitments and Contingencies” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Operating Leases

 

Our lease for our office and laboratory space ends in November 2027. We have two options to extend the lease term by five years each. In addition, we carry various finance lease obligations for laboratory and office equipment. As of March 31, 2024, the remaining aggregate non-cancelable rent payable under the initial term of the lease, excluding common area maintenance and related operating expenses, is $25.1 million.

 

Convertible Notes

 

See “Note 6 — Convertible Senior Notes” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

OMIDRIA Royalty Obligation

 ​

See “Note 8 — OMIDRIA Royalty Obligation” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Goods and Services Contracts, Development Milestones and Product Royalties

 ​

See “Note 10 — Commitment and Contingencies” in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Significant Judgments and Estimates

 

There have not been any material changes in our critical accounting policies and significant judgments and estimates as disclosed in Part II, Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, which was filed with the SEC on April 1, 2024.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Our exposure to market risk is primarily confined to our investment securities. The primary objective of our investment activities is to preserve our capital to fund operations, and we do not enter into financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes. We also seek to maximize income from our investments without assuming significant risk. To achieve our objectives, we maintain a portfolio of investments in high-credit-quality securities. As of March 31, 2024, we had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $230.3 million. In accordance with our investment policy, we invest funds in highly liquid, investment-grade securities. These securities in our investment portfolio are not leveraged and are classified as available-for-sale. We currently do not hedge interest rate exposure. Because of the short-term maturities of our investments, we do not believe that an increase in market rates would have a materially negative impact on the realized value of our investment portfolio. We actively monitor changes in interest rates and, with our current portfolio of short-term investments, we are not exposed to potential loss due to changes in interest rates.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act, as of March 31, 2024. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives, and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Based on the evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2024, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by Rule 13a-15(d) and 15d-15(d) under the Exchange Act that occurred during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

 

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

From time to time, in the ordinary course of business, we may be involved in various claims, lawsuits and other proceedings. As of the date of filing of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, we were not involved in any material legal proceedings.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

We operate in an environment that involves a number of risks and uncertainties. Before making an investment decision you should carefully consider the risks described in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, as filed with the SEC on April 1, 2024. In assessing the risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, you should also refer to the other information included therein and in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. In addition, we may be adversely affected by risks that we currently deem to be immaterial or by other risks that are not currently known to us. Due to these risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, our past financial results may not be a reliable indicator of future performance and historical trends should not be used to anticipate results or trends in future periods. The trading price of our common stock could decline due to any of these risks and you may lose all or part of your investment.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

The following table provides information regarding our repurchases of our common stock during the quarter ended March 31, 2024:

 

Period

 

Total Number of

Shares Purchased

   

Average Price

Paid per Share (1)

   

Total Number of Shares

Purchased as Part of Publicly

Announced Plans or Programs (2)

   

Maximum Approximate Dollar Value

of Shares That May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs (2)

 
                           

(In thousands)

 
                                 

01/01/24 – 01/31/24

    2,220,246     $ 3.49       2,220,246     $ 37,684  

02/01/24 – 02/29/24

    711,065       3.89       711,065       34,920  

03/01/24 – 03/31/24

    263,930       4.42       263,930       33,753  

Total

    3,195,241     $ 3.65       3,195,241          

____________

 

(1)

Average price paid per share excludes commissions and excise tax. 

(2) On November 9, 2023, our board of directors approved an indefinite term share repurchase program under which we may repurchase from time to time up to $50.0 million of our common stock in the open market, including under trading plans established pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 and Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act, or in privately negotiated transactions. Since inception of the program, we have repurchased and retired 5.0 million shares at an average share price of $3.30 per share. As of May 10, 2024, approximately $33.8 million remained available for repurchase of our outstanding shares of common stock under the share repurchase program.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a)    None.

 

(b)    None.

 

(c)    During the three months ended  March 31, 2024, none of our directors or officers adopted or terminated any contract, instruction or written plan for the purchase or sale of our securities that was intended to satisfy the affirmative defense conditions of Rule 10b5-1(c) under the Exchange Act or any “non-Rule 10b5-1 trading arrangement” (as defined in Item 408(c) of Regulation S-K).

 

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS 

 

Exhibit

Number

Description

10.1 †   Amended and Restated Royalty Purchase Agreement between Omeros Corporation and DRI Healthcare Acquisitions LP dated February 1, 2024 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.30 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed April 1, 2024)

31.1

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

31.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

32.1

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

32.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

101.INS

Inline XBRL Instance Document

101.SCH

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Link base Document

101.DEF

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.LAB

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.PRE

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

104.1

Cover Page Interactive Data File, formatted in Inline XBRL (included in Exhibit 101)

 


 †     Certain identified information has been excluded from the exhibit because it both (A) is not material and (B) would be competitively harmful if publicly disclosed.

 

The certifications attached as Exhibits 32.1 and 32.2 that accompany this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are not deemed filed with the SEC and are not to be incorporated by reference into any filing of Omeros Corporation under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, irrespective of any general incorporation language contained in such filing.

 ​

 

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.

 

OMEROS CORPORATION

Dated: May 15, 2024

/s/ Gregory A. Demopulos

Gregory A. Demopulos, M.D.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dated: May 15, 2024

/s/ Michael A. Jacobsen

Michael A. Jacobsen

Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

 ​

 

28

Exhibit 31.1

 ​

CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE
SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 ​

I, Gregory A. Demopulos, M.D., certify that:

 ​

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Omeros Corporation;

 ​

2.

Based on my knowledge, this 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 such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 ​

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 ​

4.

The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 ​

 

a.

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 ​

 

b.

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 ​

 

c.

Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 ​

 

d.

Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 ​

5.

The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 ​

 

a.

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 ​

 

b.

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 ​

 ​

 

Dated: May 15, 2024

   
 

/s/ Gregory A. Demopulos

 

Gregory A. Demopulos, M.D.

Principal Executive Officer

 ​

 

Exhibit 31.2

 ​

CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE
SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 ​

I, Michael A. Jacobsen, certify that:

 ​

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Omeros Corporation;

 ​

2.

Based on my knowledge, this 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 such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 ​

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 ​

4.

The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 ​

 

a.

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 ​

 

b.

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 ​

 

c.

Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 ​

 

d.

Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 ​

5.

The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 ​

 

a.

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

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b.

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

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Dated: May 15, 2024

/s/ Michael A. Jacobsen

Michael A. Jacobsen

Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

 ​

 

Exhibit 32.1

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CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS
ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

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In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Omeros Corporation (the “Company”) for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), the undersigned officer of the Company certifies, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

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(1)

The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

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(2)

The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 ​

This certification accompanies the Report pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and shall not, except to the extent required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, be deemed filed by the Company for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

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Dated: May 15, 2024

/s/ Gregory A. Demopulos

Gregory A. Demopulos, M.D.

Principal Executive Officer

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Exhibit 32.2

 ​

CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS
ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 ​

In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Omeros Corporation (the “Company”) for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), the undersigned officer of the Company certifies, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 ​

(1)

The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 ​

(2)

The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 ​

This certification accompanies the Report pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and shall not, except to the extent required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, be deemed filed by the Company for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 ​

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Dated: May 15, 2024

/s/ Michael A. Jacobsen

Michael A. Jacobsen

Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

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Document And Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
May 10, 2024
Document Information [Line Items]    
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Entity Registrant Name OMEROS CORP  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
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Document Fiscal Year Focus 2024  
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Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2024  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-34475  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code WA  
Entity Tax Identification Number 91-1663741  
Entity Address, Address Line One 201 Elliott Avenue West  
Entity Address, City or Town Seattle  
Entity Address, State or Province WA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 98119  
City Area Code 206  
Local Phone Number 676-5000  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  
Trading Symbol OMER  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
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Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
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Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   57,944,159
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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Current Period Unaudited) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2024
Dec. 31, 2023
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,831 $ 7,105
Short-term investments 228,503 164,743
OMIDRIA contract royalty asset, short-term 29,519 29,373
Receivables 7,642 8,096
Prepaid expense and other assets 13,463 8,581
Total current assets 280,958 217,898
OMIDRIA contract royalty asset 135,909 138,736
Right of use assets 17,767 18,631
Property and equipment, net 1,804 1,950
Restricted investments 1,054 1,054
Total assets 437,492 378,269
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable 6,182 7,712
Accrued expenses 28,402 31,868
Current portion of OMIDRIA royalty obligation 19,130 8,576
Current portion of lease liabilities 5,342 5,160
Total current liabilities 59,056 53,316
Convertible senior notes, net 213,463 213,155
OMIDRIA royalty obligation, non-current 217,459 116,550
Lease liabilities, non-current 16,754 18,143
Other accrued liabilities, non-current 2,088 2,088
Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)
Shareholders’ equity (deficit):    
Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, 20,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023. 0 0
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 150,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023; 57,942,695 and 61,128,597 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively. 579 611
Additional paid-in capital 718,807 727,936
Accumulated deficit (790,714) (753,530)
Total shareholders’ deficit (71,328) (24,983)
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity (deficit) $ 437,492 $ 378,269