Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023


Journey Medical Corporation (“Journey” or the “Company”) was formed on July 18, 2014. The Company is a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company that primarily focuses on the selling and marketing of FDA-approved prescription pharmaceutical products for the treatment of dermatological conditions. The Company’s current product portfolio includes eight branded and two authorized generic prescription drugs for dermatological conditions that are marketed in the U.S. The Company acquires rights to future products by licensing or otherwise acquiring an ownership interest in, funding the research and development of, and eventually commercializing, the products through its field sales force.

As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the Company was a majority-owned subsidiary of Fortress Biotech, Inc. (“Fortress” or “Parent”).

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At September 30, 2023, the Company had $24.7 million in cash and cash equivalents as compared to $32.0 million of cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2022.

On August 31, 2023, the Company entered into a license agreement (the “New License Agreement”) with Maruho Co., Ltd., a Japanese company specializing in dermatology (“Maruho”), whereby the Company granted an exclusive license to Maruho to develop and commercialize Qbrexza® for the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos (the “Territory”). Under the terms of the New License Agreement, in exchange for the exclusive rights to Qbrexza® in the Territory, Maruho paid $19.0 million to the Company as a non-refundable upfront payment.

In July 2023, the Company satisfied all of the outstanding debt obligations under the Loan and Security Agreement, dated March 31, 2021 (as amended, the “EWB Facility”) by voluntarily repaying the entire $10.0 million outstanding term loan under the EWB facility.

On December 30, 2022, the Company filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-269079), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on January 26, 2023. This shelf registration statement covers the offering, issuance, and sale by the Company of up to an aggregate of $150.0 million of the Company’s common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, warrants, and units (the “2022 Shelf”). At September 30, 2023, $150.0 million remains available under the 2022 Shelf. In connection with the 2022 shelf, the Company entered into an At Market Issuance Sales Agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with B. Riley Securities, Inc. (“B. Riley”), relating to shares of the Company’s common stock. In accordance with the terms of the Sales Agreement, the Company may offer and sell up to 4,900,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, from time to time through or to B. Riley acting as the Company’s agent or principal.

As a result of increased losses in the latter part of 2022, during the last quarter of 2022, the Company implemented a cost reduction initiative designed to improve operational efficiencies, optimize expenses and reduce overall costs. The initiative is intended to reduce selling, general, and administrative expenses to better align costs with revenues being generated. In connection with the cost reduction initiative, during the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023, the Company executed a headcount reduction to its salesforce and implemented marketing and other cost cuts. As a result of the headcount reduction, the Company recorded a severance obligation of approximately $0.7 million, of which $0.1 million remains to be paid at September 30, 2023.

The Company regularly evaluates market conditions, its liquidity profile, and financing alternatives, including out-licensing arrangements for its products to enhance its capital structure. The Company may seek to raise capital through debt or equity financings to expand its product portfolio and for other strategic initiatives, which may include sales of securities under its 2022 Shelf or under a new registration statement. The Company cannot make any assurances that such additional financing will be available and, if available, the terms may negatively impact the Company’s business and operations. As such, substantial doubt exists about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of at least twelve months from the date of issuance of these financial statements.

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the ordinary course of business. The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.