Form 8-K
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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

August 9, 2022
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

3 Forbes Road

Lexington, MA 02421

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(781) 674-4400

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per shareAGENThe Nasdaq Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On August 9, 2022, Agenus Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. In connection with the announcement, the Company issued a press release, which is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 8-K.

The information set forth under Item 2.02 and in Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 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, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibit

The following exhibit is furnished herewith:

99.1 Press Release dated August 9, 2022



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: August 9, 2022By: /s/ Christine M. Klaskin        
  Christine M. Klaskin
  VP, Finance




Agenus Provides Corporate Update and Second Quarter 2022 Financial Report

LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN), an immuno-oncology company with an extensive pipeline of therapeutics designed to activate the immune response to cancers and infections, today provided a corporate update and reported financial results for the second quarter of 2022.

“Agenus’ presentation of botensilimab/balstilimab combination data in MSS colorectal cancer at ESMO GI was received with great enthusiasm by many thought leaders and clinicians in the fields of GI cancers and immuno-oncology,” said Garo Armen, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Agenus. “Treatment-resistant MSS CRC patients lack effective options, with the standard of care offering only a 1-2% response rate and an expected median survival ranging from 6 to 7 months. Our results could potentially change the treatment paradigm and offer hope to a significant number of patients with limited options. We are working closely with regulators and advisors to expedite botensilimab’s development in pursuit of global registrations across multiple cancers.”

Botensilimab/balstilimab data to drive rapid enrollment in randomized trials

Clinical-stage pipeline continues to advance

Company ends Q2 in a strong financial position

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

We ended our second quarter 2022 with a cash and short-term investment balance of $238 million as compared to $263 million and $307 million on March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively.

We recognized revenue of $21 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022, which represents an increase of $10 million from the $11 million reported for the same period in 2021. Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2022, was $47 million, an increase of $25 million from the same period in 2021. Amounts include revenue under our collaboration agreements, in 2022 milestones earned, and revenue related to non-cash royalties earned. Non-cash royalties represent royalties from Shingrix sales which are passed to HCR under our royalty purchase agreement.

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2022, our cash used in operations was $43 million compared to $56 million for the same period in 2021. Our net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, was $49 million or $0.17 per share compared a net loss of $84 million or $0.37 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. Non-cash operating expenses for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022, were $19 million compared to $30 million for the second quarter of 2021.

Our cash used in operations for the six months ended June 30, 2022, was $96 million with a net loss of $100 million or $0.35 per share compared to cash used in operations of $98 million and a net loss for the same period in 2021 of $138 million or $0.65 per share.

Select Financial Information    
(in thousands, except per share data)    
  June 30, 2022 December 31, 2021    
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments$238,330  $306,923     
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
   2022   2021   2022   2021 
Revenues, royalty sales milestone $17,316  $-  $17,316  $- 
Revenues, non-cash royalty  144   7,826   17,778   16,310 
Revenues, research and development  1,907   1,708   8,647   3,279 
Revenues, other  1,559   1,196   3,126   2,860 
Total Revenue  20,926   10,730   46,867   22,449 
Research and development expenses  44,960   45,508   87,404   82,184 
General and administrative expenses  18,914   16,650   37,866   33,003 
Cost of service revenue  2,024   667   2,567   1,772 
Other (income) expense  (8,966)  1,210   (8,776)  (1,369)
Non-cash interest expense  13,636   16,386   28,588   31,997 
Non-cash contingent consideration fair value adjustment (407)  14,300   (943)  13,256 
Net loss $(49,235) $(83,991) $(99,839) $(138,394)
Net loss per share attributable to Agenus Inc. common stockholders:$0.17  $(0.37) $(0.35) $(0.65)
Cash used in operations $(43,453) $(55,557) $(95,844) $(98,301)
Non-cash operating expenses $19,407  $30,171  $22,842  $41,984 


Conference Call
Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 8:30am ET
Dial-in numbers: (646) 307-1963 (US-NY) or (800) 715-9871 (US & CA)
Event ID: 6683845

A live webcast and replay of the conference call will be accessible from the Events & Presentations page of the Company’s website at and via

About Agenus
Agenus is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the body's immune system to fight cancer and infections. The Company's vision is to expand the patient populations benefiting from cancer immunotherapy by pursuing combination approaches that leverage a broad repertoire of antibody therapeutics, adoptive cell therapies (through its subsidiary MiNK Therapeutics), adjuvants (through its subsidiary SaponiQx), and proprietary cancer vaccine platforms. The Company is equipped with a suite of antibody discovery platforms and a state-of-the-art GMP manufacturing facility with the capacity to support clinical programs. Agenus is headquartered in Lexington, MA. For more information, please visit and our Twitter handle @agenus_bio. Information that may be important to investors will be routinely posted on our website and Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the federal securities laws, including statements relating to the use of therapeutic candidates botensilimab, balstilimab, AGEN1571, and AGEN2373, and QS-21 STIMULON, for instance, statements regarding therapeutic benefit and efficacy, mechanism of action (including validation of mechanism of action), potency, durability, and safety profile of the therapeutic candidates, both alone and in combination with each other and/or other agents (e.g., botensilimab in combination with balstilimab); future clinical and regulatory development plans and commercialization plans for botensilimab, balstilimab, AGEN1571, and AGEN2373, and QS-21 STIMULON; and any other statements containing the words "may," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "hopes," "intends," "plans," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the factors described under the Risk Factors section of our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Agenus cautions investors not to place considerable reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Agenus undertakes no obligation to update or revise the statements, other than to the extent required by law. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.


Ethan Lovell

Chief External Affairs & Communications Officer


1 Shingrix trade-mark is owned by or licensed to the GSK group of companies. QS-21 STIMULON trade-mark is owned by Agenus, Inc.