Well-positioned to advance multiple programs and continue expansion of genome editing platform
Cash balance of approximately $230 million funds diversified pipeline
Executive team and board of directors expanded to strengthen leadership
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015, and provided an update on key achievements and upcoming events.
“Over the past year we significantly advanced our programs, expanded our genome editing platform, further built our executive team, and deepened the capital foundation of Editas," said Katrine S. Bosley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Editas Medicine. "We believe we are very well-positioned to pursue our mission to bring important genomic medicines to patients.”
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results
Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2015 were $143.2 million, compared to $155.3 million at September 30, 2015 and $10.6 million at December 31, 2014. Total cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2015 did not include total net proceeds of approximately $97.8 million from the Company's initial public offering of common stock in February 2016. Cash and cash equivalents at March 29, 2016 were approximately $230 million (unaudited).
For the fourth quarter 2015, net loss attributable to common stockholders was $12.7 million, or $4.05 per share, compared to $5.5 million, or $3.50 per share, for the same period in 2014.
For the full year 2015, net loss attributable to common stockholders was $73.3 million, or $28.55 per share, compared to $14.0 million, or $12.46 per share, for the same period in 2014.
About Editas Medicine
Editas Medicine is a leading genome editing company dedicated to treating patients with genetically-defined diseases by correcting their disease-causing genes. The Company was founded by world leaders in genome editing, and its mission is to translate the promise of genome editing science into a broad class of transformative genomic medicines to benefit the greatest number of patients.
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