GeoVax Reports 2017 Year-End Financial Results

ATLANTA, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB:GOVX), a biotechnology company developing innovative human vaccines using its novel platform technology, today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017.

GeoVax reported grant and collaboration revenues of $1.1 million for 2017, as compared to $0.8 million in 2016. Research and development (R&D) expenses were $2.0 million in 2017, compared with $2.0 million in 2016. General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $1.2 million in 2017, compared to $2.1 million in 2016.

Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017 of $2.2 million, or $0.03 per share, based on 68.6 million weighted average shares outstanding. For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company reported a loss of $3.3 million, or $0.08 per share, based on 41.5 million weighted average shares outstanding.

Robert McNally, PhD, President and CEO, commented, “During the past year, GeoVax made solid progress with its HIV human clinical program, built on its proof-of-concept in animal models for HIV, Zika, Ebola and Lassa vaccines, expanded its infectious disease targets to chronic hepatitis B (therapeutic) and malaria, while simultaneously showing promising results in solid tumor immuno-oncology models. I look forward to soon providing our shareholders and other interested parties with a more detailed update on our various development programs.”

Summarized financial information is attached. Further information concerning the Company’s financial position and results of operations are included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About GeoVax

GeoVax Labs, Inc., is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing human vaccines against infectious diseases using its Modified Vaccinia Ankara-Virus Like Particle (MVA-VLP) vaccine platform. The Company’s development programs are focused on preventive vaccines against HIV, Zika virus, hemorrhagic fever viruses (Ebola, Sudan, Marburg, and Lassa), and malaria, as well as therapeutic vaccines for chronic Hepatitis B infections and cancers. GeoVax’s vaccine platform supports in vivo production of non-infectious VLPs from the cells of the very person receiving the vaccine, mimicking a natural infection, stimulating both the humoral and cellular arms of the immune system to recognize, prevent, and control the target infection. For more information, visit www.geovax.com.

Contact:
Robert T. McNally, Ph.D.
GeoVax Labs, Inc.
investor@geovax.com
678-384-7220

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GEOVAX LABS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Information
(amounts in thousands, except per share data)
        
     Year Ended
     December 31,
      20172016
Grant and collaboration revenue   $  1,075 $    828 
        
Operating expenses:     
 Research and development    2,017  1,971 
 General and administrative    1,232  2,131 
       3,249  4,102 
 Loss from operations    (2,174) (3,274)
 Interest income    4  2 
        
Net loss    $ (2,170)$  (3,272)
        
Net loss per common share   $    (0.03)$    (0.08)
      
Weighted average shares outstanding      68,606    41,517 
          


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Information
(amounts in thousands)
     December 31,
     20172016
Assets:      
 Cash and cash equivalents   $   313 $  454
 Other current assets    135  90
 Total current assets      448    544
        
 Property, net     31  55
 Other assets    11  11
 Total assets   $  490 $  610
        
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity     
 Current liabilities   $  811 $  370
 Stockholders’ equity (deficiency)    (321) 240
 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $  490 $  610
       
 Common Shares Outstanding      106,737    55,235