Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 8, 2019



Arvinas, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38672   47-2566120

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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(IRS Employer

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5 Science Park

395 Winchester Ave.

New Haven, Connecticut

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 535-1456

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Common stock, par value $0.001 per share   ARVN   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC





Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 8, 2019, Arvinas, Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.

The following exhibit relating to Item 2.02 shall be deemed to be furnished, and not filed:


99.1    Press Release issued by the Registrant on May 8, 2019.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Date: May 8, 2019     By:   /s/ Sean Cassidy

Sean Cassidy

      Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1



Arvinas Reports First Quarter Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

Initiated Patient Dosing in the First Phase 1 Clinical Trial with a Targeted PROTAC® Protein Degrader, ARV-110

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – May 8, 2019 – Arvinas, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARVN), a biopharmaceutical company creating a new class of therapies that degrades disease-causing proteins, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2019 and provided a corporate update.

“The first quarter of 2019 was Arvinas’ first quarter as a clinical-stage company and we remain laser-focused on moving our clinical and preclinical programs ahead,” said John Houston, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer at Arvinas. “We are excited that our Phase 1 clinical trial of ARV-110 for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer is underway and look forward to sharing preliminary clinical data regarding the trial in the second half of 2019.”

Ian Taylor, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Arvinas, added, “The ARV-110 clinical trial is a milestone for patients affected by diseases that may be addressable by targeted protein degradation. Our second PROTAC® protein degrader, ARV-471, remains on-track to enter the clinic in the third quarter as a potential treatment for patients with locally-advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Our recent progress has excited us further about what we can achieve with our PROTAC® protein degrader platform and its potential to significantly improve the lives of patients.”

Business Highlights and Recent Developments



Began dosing patients in our first clinical trial, a Phase 1 clinical trial of ARV-110, which will evaluate the safety and tolerability of ARV-110 in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have progressed on standard of care therapies. We anticipate preliminary data from the study in the second half of 2019 and believe ARV-110 is the first in a new class of targeted protein degraders to enter human clinical trials.



Completed our initial public offering (IPO) in October 2018, issuing an aggregate of 7,700,482 shares of common stock, including 200,482 additional shares of common stock upon the exercise, in part by the underwriters, of their option to purchase additional shares at a public offering price of $16.00 per share. The company received aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $123.2 million.

Anticipated Milestones and Expectations



Present preliminary safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic data from the Phase 1 clinical trial of ARV-110 in the second half of 2019.



Initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial of ARV-471 in patients with locally advanced or metastatic ER-positive / HER2-negative breast cancer in the third quarter of 2019 and share preliminary clinical data in 2020.



Discuss our neuroscience strategy and present preclinical data from our tau program in the second half of 2019.

Financial Guidance

Based on its current operating plan, Arvinas expects its cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities as of March 31, 2019 will be sufficient to fund its operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements into the first half of 2021.

First Quarter Financial Highlights

Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Marketable Securities Position: As of March 31, 2019, cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities were $175.0 million as compared to $187.8 million as of December 31, 2018. The decrease related to cash used to fund operations of $15.5 million offset by cash received from a collaborator of $2.7 million.

Research and Development Expenses: Research and development expenses were $14.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to $7.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. The increase in research and development expenses for the quarter primarily related to expenses associated with the initiation of our Phase 1 clinical trial of ARV-110 and IND-enabling expenses associated with ARV-471 as well as increased personnel and other expenses related to our platform research and exploratory programs research.

General and Administrative Expenses: General and administrative expenses were $5.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to $1.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. The increase in general and administrative expenses for the quarter was primarily related to increased employee expenses and other compliance costs associated with becoming a public company in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Revenues: Revenue was $4.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to $4.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Revenues are generated primarily from the license and rights to technology fees and research and development activities related to the collaboration and license agreement with Pfizer that was initiated in January 2018 and the amended and restated option, license and collaboration agreement with Genentech that was initiated in November 2017.

Net Loss: Net loss was $14.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to $4.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. The increase in net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was primarily due to increased research and development expenses and increased general and administrative expenses.

About ARV-110    

ARV-110 is an orally-bioavailable PROTAC® protein degrader designed to selectively target and degrade androgen receptor protein (AR). ARV-110 is being developed as a potential treatment for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). ARV-110 has demonstrated activity in preclinical models of AR mutation or overexpression, both common mechanisms of resistance to currently available AR-targeted therapies. Arvinas believes the differentiated pharmacology of ARV-110, including its iterative activity, has the potential to translate into improved clinical outcomes for patients.

About ARV-471

ARV-471 is an orally-bioavailable PROTAC® protein degrader designed to target the estrogen receptor (ER) for the treatment of patients with locally-advanced or metastatic ER-positive / HER2-negative breast cancer. A Phase 1 clinical trial for ARV-471 in patients with locally-advanced or metastatic ER-positive / HER2-negative breast cancer is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2019 and preliminary clinical data is expected in 2020.

About Arvinas Arvinas is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of patients suffering from debilitating and life-threatening diseases through the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies to degrade disease-causing proteins. Arvinas uses its proprietary technology platform to engineer proteolysis targeting chimeras, or PROTAC® targeted protein degraders, that are designed to harness the body’s own natural protein disposal system to selectively and efficiently degrade and remove disease-causing proteins. For more information, see www.arvinas.com.

Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the development and regulatory status of our product candidates, including the timing of our clinical trial for ARV-471, preliminary data from our clinical trial for ARV-110 and ARV-471 and preclinical data from our tau program, the potential advantages and therapeutic potential of our product candidates and the sufficiency of cash resources. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, prospects, plans and objectives of management, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “target,” “potential,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.

We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in our forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements we make as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: whether we will be able to successfully conduct a Phase 1 clinical trial for ARV-110, successfully initiate and conduct a Phase 1 clinical trial for ARV-471, complete other clinical trials for our product candidates, and receive results from our clinical trials on our expected timelines, or at all, whether our cash resources will be sufficient to fund our foreseeable and unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements, our expected timeline and other important factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” sections contained in our quarterly and annual reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our current views with respect to future events, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this release.

Contacts for Arvinas


Randy Teel, VP Corporate Development



Cory Tromblee, ScientPR


Arvinas, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Operations (Unaudited)


     Quarter ended March 31,  
     2019     2018  


   $ 4,016,489     $ 4,108,596  

Operating expenses:


Research and development

     14,190,359       7,143,817  

General and administrative

     5,640,629       1,246,887  







Total operating expenses

     19,830,988       8,390,704  







Loss from operations

     (15,814,499     (4,282,108

Interest and other income

     1,410,007       131,722  







Net loss

     (14,404,492     (4,150,386







Change in fair value of redeemable convertible preferred units

     —         (71,482,098







Net loss attributable to common shares/units

   $ (14,404,492   $ (75,632,484







Net loss per common share/unit, basic and diluted

   $ (0.46   $ (39.86







Weighted average common shares/units outstanding, basic and diluted

     31,325,516       1,897,544  







Arvinas, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)


     March 31,
    December 31,



Current assets:


Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 28,786,247     $ 3,190,056  

Marketable securities

     146,175,265       184,637,640  

Account receivable

     —         2,775,831  

Other receivables

     2,469,514       2,255,966  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     2,304,852       2,818,286  







Total current assets

     179,735,878       195,677,779  

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net

     4,227,487       3,583,036  

Operating lease right of use assets

     2,584,002       —    

Other assets

     20,760       20,760  







Total assets

   $ 186,568,127     $ 199,281,575  







Liabilities and stockholders’ equity


Current liabilities:


Accounts payable

   $ 1,563,909     $ 2,758,184  

Accrued expenses

     2,947,556       4,001,276  

Deferred revenue

     15,440,957       16,065,957  

Current portion of long-term debt

     113,410       154,461  

Current portion of operating lease liability

     534,340       —    







Total current liabilities

     20,600,172       22,979,878  

Deferred revenue

     34,093,225       37,484,714  

Long term debt, net of current portion

     2,000,000       2,000,000  

Operating lease liability

     2,137,037       —    

Other noncurrent liability

     —         150,000  







Total liabilities

     58,830,434       62,614,592  







Commitments and Contingencies


Stockholders’ equity:


Common stock, $0.001 par value; 31,368,864 and 31,235,458 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

     31,369       31,236  

Accumulated deficit

     (316,669,111     (302,264,619

Additional paid-in capital

     444,295,404       439,118,089  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     80,031       (217,723







Total stockholders’ equity

     127,737,693       136,666,983  







Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 186,568,127     $ 199,281,575