COMPASS Pathways plc announces first quarter 2022 financial results and business highlights

COMPASS Pathways plc announces first quarter 2022 financial results and business highlights
COMPASS Pathways plc announces first quarter 2022 financial results and business highlights
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COMPASS Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS) (“COMPASS”), a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health, today reported its financial results for the first quarter 2022 and gave an update on recent progress across its business.

George Goldsmith, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder, COMPASS Pathways, said, “COMPASS made great progress this quarter including a productive end-of-phase II FDA meeting and we are actively working to finalise our phase III programme. Moreover, we continue to push the boundaries of brain health research as we broaden our pipeline and partnerships. This includes our clinical trial of COMP360 therapy in post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a condition of significant unmet need for improved patient outcomes. Our strong cash position enables us to move forward at pace.”

Business highlights

COMP360 psilocybin therapy in treatment-resistant depression (TRD):
  • Positive results from groundbreaking phase IIb clinical trial
  • Positive results from open-label study of 25mg COMP360 psilocybin therapy as adjunct to selective serotonergic reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI, antidepressants
  • End-of-phase II meeting held with FDA in April 2022
  • Award of Innovation Passport as part of the UK MHRA Innovative Licensing and Access Pathway (ILAP).
  • Finalising Phase III in TRD programme to be ready for second half of 2022
  • FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation
  • 10 granted patents issued to date covering composition, formulation and method of use
Additional COMP360 development programmes:
  • Phase II trial in PTSD ongoing at Kings College London
  • Investigator-led study in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) announced, the first ever study of psilocybin in adults with ASD, co-sponsored by Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Positive early signals seen in investigator-initiated studies in anorexia nervosa and severe treatment-resistant depression, presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting in New Orleans
  • Investigator-initiated studies underway across additional indications including new study in autism sponsored
  • Identification of new potential novel drug candidates through the COMPASS Discovery Center and an exclusive research project with Dr Matthias Grill
  • Strategic partnership formed to launch The Centre for Mental Health Research and Innovation to accelerate research and develop new models of mental healthcare in the UK
Financial highlights
  • Net loss for the three months ended 31 March 2022 was $21.2 million, or $0.50 loss per share (after including non-cash share-based compensation expense of $3.1 million), compared with $12.7 million or $0.35 loss per share, during the same period in 2021 (after including non-cash-share-based compensation expense of $1.7 million).
  • R&D expenses were $15.4 million for the three months ended 31 March 2022, compared with $6.9 million during the same period in 2021. Of this increase, $5.1 million was attributable to increased external development expenses as COMPASS progresses its COMP360 psilocybin therapy in TRD, and continues to explore additional indications and therapeutic approaches. A further $2.6 million and $1.0 million were attributable to personnel expenses and non-cash share-based compensation respectively, due to increased headcount. This was partially offset by a decrease of $0.2 million in other expenses.
  • G&A expenses were $10.1 million for the three months ended 31 March 2022 compared with $6.7 million during the same period in 2021. The increase was attributable to an increase of $1.0 million and $0.5 million in personnel expenses and non-cash share-based compensation respectively, due to increased headcount. There was a further increase of $1.4 million in legal and professional fees and $0.4 million in facilities and other expenses.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $243.7 million as of 31 March 2022 compared with $273.2 million as of 31 December 2021.

Conference call

The COMPASS Pathways management team will host a conference call at 1.00pm UK (8.00am ET) on 10 May 2022. The call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-926-7358 from the United States, 1-212-231-2914 internationally, and 0800-496-0823 from the UK, followed by the conference ID: 22018578

The call will also be webcast on the COMPASS Pathways website and archived for 30 days. For more information, please visit the COMPASS Pathways website (

About COMPASS Pathways

COMPASS Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS) is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Our focus is on improving the lives of those who are suffering with mental health challenges and who are not helped by current treatments. We are pioneering the development of a new model of psilocybin therapy, in which our proprietary formulation of synthetic psilocybin, COMP360, is administered in conjunction with psychological support. COMP360 has been designated a Breakthrough Therapy by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), and we have completed a phase IIb clinical trial of psilocybin therapy for TRD, in 22 sites across Europe and North America. This was the largest randomised, controlled, double-blind psilocybin therapy clinical trial ever conducted, and our topline data showed a statistically significant (p<0.001) and clinically relevant improvement in depressive symptom severity after three weeks for patients who received a single high dose of COMP360 psilocybin with psychological support. We are also running a phase II clinical trial of COMP360 psilocybin therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). COMPASS is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in New York and San Francisco in the US. Our vision is a world of mental wellbeing.

Availability of other information about COMPASS Pathways

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Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may”, “might”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “objective”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “contemplate”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue” and “ongoing,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements include express or implied statements relating to, among other things, COMPASS’s business strategy and goals, and COMPASS’s expectations regarding its ongoing preclinical work and clinical trials, development efforts and innovation labs. The forward-looking statements in this press release are neither promises nor guarantees, and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond COMPASS’s control and which could cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

These risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, among others: preclinical and clinical development is lengthy and uncertain, and therefore our preclinical studies and clinical trials may be delayed or terminated, or may never advance to or in the clinic; our development efforts and our business strategy to set up research facilities and innovation labs will involve significant costs and resources and may be unsuccessful; and those risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” in COMPASS’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 24 February 2022 and in subsequent filings made by COMPASS with the SEC, which are available on the SEC’s website at Except as required by law, COMPASS disclaims any intention or responsibility for updating or revising any forward-looking statements contained in this press release in the event of new information, future developments or otherwise. These forward-looking statements are based on COMPASS’s current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof.


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