Flex Pharma Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Financial Results
Boston, MA - Flex Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLKS), today announced its financial results for the three months and fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.
On January 3, 2019, Flex Pharma (the "Company") and Salarius Pharmaceuticals, LLC ("Salarius") entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") pursuant to which, among other things, Falcon Acquisition Sub, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, will merge with and into Salarius, with Salarius continuing as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and the surviving company. On February 14, 2019, the Company filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission that provides additional information related to the merger. The merger is expected to close in the first half of 2019. The Company continues to sell HOTSHOT, its consumer product that helps to prevent and treat exercise associated muscle cramps.
The Merger Agreement (i) values Flex Pharma at $10.5 million, subject to adjustment, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, based on Flex Pharma's net cash balance at the closing of the merger compared to a target net cash of $3.3 million, and (ii) values Salarius at $36.6 million, subject to adjustment, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, based on the sale of Series A Preferred Units pursuant to subscription agreements that Salarius entered into prior to the Merger Agreement compared to the target sale of $7.0 million of Series A Preferred Units.
Under the Merger Agreement, immediately following the effective time of the merger, Flex Pharma’s current stockholders will own approximately 19.9% of the combined company, on a partially-diluted basis, and Salarius’ current members will own approximately 80.1% of the combined company, on a partially-diluted basis.
In addition, at or prior to the closing of the merger, Flex Pharma will pay a dividend of or distribute one right per share of the Company’s common stock to its stockholders of record as of a date and time determined by the Company’s board of directors. Each right will entitle such stockholders to receive a warrant to purchase shares of Flex Pharma’s common stock (“Warrant”) six months and one day following the closing date of the merger.
The following information was filed by Flex Pharma, Inc. (FLKS) on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.