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10-Q
OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 05/12/2017
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the costs and timing of additional regulatory approvals for Contrave, if at all; and

 

the extent to which we in-license, acquire or invest in other indications, products, technologies and businesses.

Although it is difficult to predict future liquidity requirements, we believe that our existing cash and cash equivalents and investment securities, available-for-sale, and anticipated product revenue, will be sufficient to meet our projected operating requirements through the next 12 months.

Until we can generate significant cash from our operations, we expect to continue to fund our operations with existing cash resources, proceeds of potential offerings of our equity securities, debt, receivables or royalty financings and potential future corporate collaborations and licensing arrangements. However, we cannot be sure that our existing cash and investment resources and future product revenue will be adequate, that additional financing will be available when needed or that, if available, financing will be obtained on terms favorable to us or our stockholders. Having insufficient funds may require us to delay, scale back or eliminate some or all of our development programs and/or our pre-commercialization and commercialization activities, relinquish some or even all rights to product candidates or renegotiate less favorable terms than we would otherwise choose. Failure to obtain adequate financing also may adversely affect our ability to operate as a going concern. If we raise additional funds by issuing equity securities, substantial dilution to existing stockholders would likely result. Debt, receivables and royalty financings may be coupled with an equity component, such as warrants to purchase stock, which could also result in dilution of our existing stockholders’ We cannot be certain if, when or to what extent we will receive cash inflows from the commercialization of our product candidates beyond the sales of Contrave. As a result of the termination of our collaboration with Takeda, we are solely responsible for developing and commercializing Contrave within the United States and the rest of the world and are responsible for the functions previously the responsibility of Takeda, including management and oversight of certain ongoing and planned post-marketing clinical trials of Contrave, including the new CVOT. We will incur substantial costs as we establish sales, marketing and distribution capabilities in order to commercialize Contrave. We will incur substantial additional development expenses to pay for the new CVOT for Contrave.

Any turbulence in the U.S. and international markets and economies may adversely affect our ability to access the capital markets and obtain additional financing on terms acceptable to us, or at all.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have not engaged in any off-balance sheet activities as defined in Regulation S-K 303(a)(4)(ii).

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QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Our cash and cash equivalents and investment securities, available-for-sale, as of March 31, 2017 consisted primarily of money market funds, certificate of deposits, U.S. government agency securities and corporate debt obligations. We do not have any auction rate securities on our balance sheet, as they are not permitted by our investment policy. Our primary exposure to market risk is interest income sensitivity, which is affected by changes in the general level of U.S. interest rates, particularly because the majority of our investments are in short-term marketable debt securities. The primary objective of our investment activities is to preserve principal while at the same time maximizing the income we receive from our investments without significantly increasing risk. Some of the securities that we invest in may be subject to market risk. This means that a change in prevailing interest rates may cause the value of the investment to fluctuate. For example, if we purchase a security that was issued with a fixed interest rate and the prevailing interest rate later rises, the value of our investment will probably decline. To minimize this risk, we intend to continue to maintain our portfolio of cash equivalents and short-term investments in a variety of securities including commercial paper, money market funds and government and non-government debt securities, all with various maturities. In general, money market funds are not subject to market risk because the interest paid on such funds fluctuates with the prevailing interest rate.

Our cash is invested in accordance with an investment policy approved by our board of directors which specifies the categories, allocations, and ratings of securities we may consider for investment. We do not believe our cash, cash equivalents and investment securities have significant risk of default or illiquidity. We made this determination based on discussions with our investment advisors and a review of our holdings. While we believe our cash, cash equivalents and investment securities are well diversified and do not contain excessive risk, we cannot provide assurance that in the future our investments will not be subject to adverse changes in market value.

In addition, domestic and international equity markets have experienced and may continue to experience heightened volatility and turmoil based on domestic and international economic conditions and concerns. In the event these economic conditions and concerns continue and the markets continue to remain volatile, our results of operations could be adversely affected by those factors in many ways, including making it more difficult for us to raise funds if necessary and our stock price may further decline. In addition,

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