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Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Note 1 - Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies


Nature of Business - Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”, “Actinium”, or “We”) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and potentially commercializing targeted therapies for improved myeloablation and conditioning of the bone marrow prior to a bone marrow transplant and for the targeting and killing of cancer cells. We are currently conducting clinical trials for two antibody radio-conjugate (“ARC”) product candidates in the areas of myeloablation and CD33 expressing hematologic indications as well as performing research on other potential drug candidates utilizing our proprietary Actinium Warhead Enabling (AWE) technology platform, which utilizes the alpha-emitting particle actinium-225 (“225Ac”) in combination with targeting agents.


The Company’s most advanced myeloablation product candidate, Iomab-B, is comprised of the anti-CD45 monoclonal antibody, apamistamab, labeled with iodine-131 (“131I”). The Company is currently conducting a pivotal Phase 3 trial of Iomab-B for myeloablation and conditioning of the bone marrow prior to a bone marrow transplant for patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (“AML”) age 55 and older. Upon successful completion of the Phase 3 clinical trial for Iomab-B the Company intends to submit for marketing approval in the U.S. and European Union. The Company has received guidance from the FDA as part of its IND filing that it would be acceptable to file a BLA submission that includes the single, pivotal Phase 3 SIERRA clinical study if it is successful. 


Our CD33 program drug candidate is the anti-CD33 monoclonal antibody lintuzumab conjugated with the alpha-particle actinium-225 (“225Ac”). The most advanced CD33 program trial is the Actimab-A Phase 2 clinical trial for patients over the age of 60 who are newly diagnosed with AML and ineligible for intensive chemotherapy. The Company is also conducting the Phase 1 Actimab-M trial for lintuzumab-225Ac for patients with refractory multiple myeloma. The Company is planning a Phase 2 clinical trial for patients with high-risk MDS and a Phase 1 trial for patients with relapsed or refractory (“r/r”) AML in combination CLAG-M, a salvage chemotherapy regimen comprised of cladribine, cytarabine, and filgrastim with mitoxantrone, that is expected to begin patient enrollment in 2018.


We are also developing our AWE Technology Platform with the goal of generating additional drug candidates that will progress in clinical trials and/or out-license. The Company intends to develop a number of products for numerous types of cancer and derive revenue from partnering relationships worldwide and/or direct sales of products primarily in the United States. In March 2018, Actinium entered into a collaborative research partnership with Astellas Pharma, Inc. (“Astellas”), whereby we will conjugate and label selected Astellas targeting agents with 225Ac and will be responsible for conducting preclinical validation for these novel ARCs. In addition, we have labeled daratumumab, a CD38 targeting monoclonal antibody that is marketed by Johnson & Johnson as Darzalex for patients with multiple myeloma with 225Ac. We have studied 225AC labeled daratumumab in in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies and we intend to continue to progress our studies of this ARC. We are focused on developing additional intellectual property for its technology platform. 


As of May 2018, the Company’s patent portfolio includes: 68 issued and pending patent applications, of which 11 are issued in the United States, 4 are pending in the United States, and 55 are issued internationally and pending internationally. Additionally, several non-provisional patent applications have and are expected to be filed in 2018 based on provisional patent applications filed in 2017 and 2018. This is part of an ongoing strategy to continue to strengthen Actinium’s intellectual property position. Approximately one quarter of our patents are in-licensed from third parties and the remainder are Actinium-owned. These patents cover key areas of our business, including use of the 225Ac and other alpha emitting isotopes attached to cancer specific carriers like monoclonal antibodies, methods for manufacturing key components of product candidates including 225Ac, the alpha emitting radioisotope and carrier antibodies, and methods of use and for manufacturing finished product candidates for use in cancer treatment.


Basis of Presentation - Unaudited Interim Financial Information – The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related notes have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information, and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) with respect to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements furnished reflect all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim periods presented. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year. These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.


Principles of Consolidation - The consolidated financial statements include the Company’s accounts and those of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.


Use of Estimates in Financial Statement Presentation - The preparation of these consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


Cash and Cash Equivalents - The Company considers all highly liquid accounts with original maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents. Balances held by the Company are typically in excess of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insured limits.


Property and Equipment - Machinery and equipment are recorded at cost and depreciated on a straight-line basis over estimated useful lives of three years. Furniture and fixtures are recorded at cost and depreciated on a straight-line basis over estimated useful lives of three years. When assets are retired or sold, the cost and related accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any related gain or loss is reflected in operations. Repairs and maintenance expenditures are charged to operations.


Fair Value of Financial Instruments - Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset, or paid to transfer a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants. A fair value hierarchy has been established for valuation inputs that gives the highest priority to quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. As required by ASC 820 “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures”, financial assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The Company’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement requires judgment and may affect the valuation of fair value assets and liabilities and their placement within the fair value hierarchy levels.


Income Taxes - The Company uses the asset and liability method to calculate deferred taxes. Deferred taxes are recognized based on the differences between the financial reporting and income tax bases of assets and liabilities using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. The Company reviews deferred tax assets for a valuation allowance based upon whether it is more likely than not that the deferred tax asset will be fully realized. A valuation allowance, if necessary, is provided against deferred tax assets, based upon management’s assessment as to their realization.


Revenue Recognition - Prior to January 1, 2018, revenue was recognized when the four basic criteria for recognition were met: (1) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (2) delivery has occurred or services have been rendered; (3) consideration is fixed or determinable; and (4) collectability is reasonably assured. The Company adopted new accounting guidance for revenue recognition effective January 1, 2018 which did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements. Beginning January 1, 2018, revenues are recognized when control of the promised goods or services is transferred to our customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services.


Research and Development Costs - Research and development costs are expensed as incurred.


Share-Based Payments - The Company estimates the fair value of each stock option award at the grant date by using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The fair value determined represents the cost for the award and is recognized over the vesting period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award. The Company accounts for forfeitures of stock options as they occur. 


Net Loss Per Common Share - Basic loss per common share is computed by dividing the net loss available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. For the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company’s potentially dilutive shares, which include outstanding common stock options and warrants have not been included in the computation of diluted net loss per share as the result would have been anti-dilutive.


    March 31,
    March 31,
Options     5,812,042       7,644,386  
Warrants     55,903,878       8,955,388  
Total     61,715,920       16,599,774  


Subsequent Events - The Company’s management reviewed all material events through the date the consolidated financial statements were issued for subsequent event disclosure consideration.


Reclassifications - Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior year financial statements to conform to the current year presentation, including the addition of restricted cash to cash and cash equivalents on the consolidated statements of cash flows as a result of the adoption of new accounting guidance.


Accounting Pronouncements Recently Adopted - In November 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued an Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) amending the presentation of restricted cash within the consolidated statements of cash flows. The new guidance requires that restricted cash be added to cash and cash equivalents on the consolidated statements of cash flows. The Company adopted this ASU on January 1, 2018 on a retrospective basis with the following impacts to our consolidated statements of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2017:


    Previously Reported     Adjustment     As Revised  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   $ 26,420     $ (34,733 )   $ (8,313 )


As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company had a certified deposit of $390,940 as collateral for a letter of credit issued in connection with a lease agreement. As of March 31, 2018, the Company also had restricted cash of $40,014 related to credit card accounts.


In May 2014, the FASB issued an ASU amending revenue recognition guidance and requiring more detailed disclosures to enable users of financial statements to understand the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. We adopted this ASU on January 1, 2018 and the adoption did not have a significant impact to the Company’s financial statements.


Recent Accounting Pronouncements – In February 2016, FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02 “Leases” (Topic 842), which creates new accounting and reporting guidelines for leasing arrangements. The new guidance requires organizations that lease assets to recognize assets and liabilities on the balance sheet related to the rights and obligations created by those leases, regardless of whether they are classified as finance or operating leases. Consistent with current guidance, the recognition, measurement, and presentation of expenses and cash flows arising from a lease primarily will depend on its classification as a finance or operating lease. The guidance also requires new disclosures to help financial statement users better understand the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The new standard is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within that reporting period, with early application permitted. The new standard is to be applied using a modified retrospective approach. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the new pronouncement on its financial statements.


Management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective accounting pronouncements, when adopted, will have a material effect on the consolidated financial statements.