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Aug 10, 2023

Evoke Pharma Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

40% revenue growth compared to Q1 2023

34% increase in prescription fills compared to Q1 2023

Presented industry-leading real-world healthcare utilization data supporting the benefits of GIMOTI compared to oral metoclopramide at DDW 2023; additional abstracts accepted at future medical conferences

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evoke Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOK), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases with an emphasis on GIMOTI® (metoclopramide) nasal spray, announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023, and recent corporate developments.

“The second quarter of 2023 concluded on a highly encouraging note with $1.1 million in net revenue, a 40% increase from our sales last quarter. We also recorded increases in other sales growth-related categories – including prescription fills, cumulative prescribers, and patient enrollments. At the end of the second quarter, we captured a total of 1,388 prescribers, a 17% increase from our reported results in Q1 2023. Our prescription fill and enrollment rates also improved in the second quarter with an approximate 16% and 18% surge from last quarter’s metrics, respectively,” commented David A. Gonyer, R.Ph., Chief Executive Officer of Evoke Pharma.

“We were honored with recognition at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) related to recent Real World studies showing patients treated with GIMOTI used significantly less healthcare resources such as office visits, inpatient hospitalizations and emergency room visits compared to patients being treated with oral metoclopramide. While this data was announced during the second quarter, the process of educating the professional GI community, healthcare providers, patients, and investors on the significance of our healthcare resource utilization data has only just begun. Across the board, our business is moving in the right direction and we are excited for the future of GIMOTI within the marketplace,” Mr. Gonyer added.

Second Quarter 2023 Developments and Recent Progress

Continued Presentations and Abstract Acceptances at Renowned Medical Meetings

  • Real-world healthcare utilization data demonstrating meaningful reduction of healthcare resources on GIMOTI usage versus oral metoclopramide unveiled at DDW 2023 in distinguished plenary session;
  • Abstract accepted for plenary oral presentation at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2023 Meeting to review tangible and quantifiable benefits of GIMOTI in relation to reducing healthcare costs;
  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) accepted healthcare resource utilization abstract for poster session at annual meeting in August.

Augmented Intellectual Property Estate 

  • Granted new U.S. patent (No. 11,628,150) covering the nasal solution of metoclopramide and its characteristics when formulated;
  • Newly listed U.S. patent (No. 11,628,150) in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "Orange Book" further protecting GIMOTI from generic drug market.

Second Quarter 2023 Financial Review

For the second quarter of 2023, net product sales were $1,131,368 compared to $461,795 during the second quarter of 2022. Similar to last quarter, the increase in net sales was primarily driven by increased educational and promotional activities of the EVERSANA sales force and prescription management through vitaCare.

For the second quarter of 2023, selling, general and administrative expenses were approximately $2.8 million compared to $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2022. The increases were due to higher professional fees and reimbursement and profit-sharing activity with EVERSANA.

Total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2023 were approximately $2.9 million compared to $2.6 million for the same period in 2022.

As of June 30, 2023, cash and cash equivalents were approximately $7.0 million. We believe, based on our current operating plan, that our existing cash and cash equivalents, as well as future cash flows from net product sales of GIMOTI, will be sufficient to fund our operations into the first quarter of 2024.

About Evoke Pharma, Inc.
Evoke is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on the development of drugs to treat GI disorders and diseases. The company developed, commercialized and markets GIMOTI, a nasal spray formulation of metoclopramide, for the relief of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in adults. Diabetic gastroparesis is a GI disorder affecting millions of patients worldwide, in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents resulting in serious GI symptoms as well as other systemic complications. The gastric delay caused by gastroparesis can compromise absorption of orally administered medications. Prior to FDA approval to commercially market GIMOTI, metoclopramide was only available in oral and injectable formulations and remains the only drug currently approved in the United States to treat gastroparesis.

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Safe Harbor Statement
Evoke cautions you that statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “could,” “intend,” “target,” “project,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negatives of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements are based on the company’s current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding: GIMOTI’s potential to reduce healthcare resource utilization by diabetic gastroparesis patents; and Evoke’s belief that GIMOTI can improve treatment of diabetic gastroparesis. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Evoke that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in Evoke’s business, including, without limitation: Evoke’s and EVERSANA’s ability to successfully drive market demand for GIMOTI; Evoke’s ability to obtain, maintain and successfully enforce intellectual property protection for GIMOTI; the results of market research studies may not predict acceptance by patients, healthcare providers or payors; inadequate efficacy or unexpected adverse side effects relating to GIMOTI that could result in recalls or product liability claims; Evoke’s ability to obtain additional financing as needed to support its operations; Evoke is entirely dependent on the success of GIMOTI; Evoke’s dependence on third parties for the manufacture of GIMOTI; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in Evoke’s prior press releases and in the periodic reports it files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and Evoke undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Investor Contact:
Daniel Kontoh-Boateng
DKB Partners
Tel: 862-213-1398

Evoke Pharma, Inc
Condensed Balance Sheets
  June 30,
  December 31,
Current Assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 7,006,431     $ 9,843,699  
Accounts receivable, net   1,023,813       624,832  
Prepaid expenses   371,348       952,954  
Inventory, net   513,712       289,378  
Other current assets   11,551       11,551  
Total current assets   8,926,855       11,722,414  
Operating lease right-of-use asset   52,842       129,074  
Total assets $ 8,979,697     $ 11,851,488  
Liabilities and stockholders' equity      
Current Liabilities:      
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 1,415,309     $ 934,312  
Accrued compensation   612,932       591,158  
Operating lease liability   52,842       129,074  
Total current liabilities   2,081,083       1,654,544  
Long-term liabilities      
Note payable   5,000,000       5,000,000  
Accrued interest payable   1,360,240       1,112,295  
Total long-term liabilities   6,360,240       6,112,295  
Total liabilities   8,441,323       7,766,839  
Stockholders' equity:      
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; authorized shares - 50,000,000; issued and outstanding shares - 3,343,070 at June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   334       334  
Additional paid-in capital   120,296,170       119,731,458  
Accumulated deficit   (119,758,130 )     (115,647,143 )
Total stockholders' equity   538,374       4,084,649  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 8,979,697     $ 11,851,488  

Evoke Pharma, Inc.
Condensed Statements of Operations
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30, June 30,
  2023   2022   2023   2022
Net product sales $ 1,131,368     $ 461,795     $ 1,941,777     $ 880,175  
Operating expenses:          
Cost of goods sold   57,357       67,774       107,948       90,535  
Research and development   92,357       191,478       159,347       233,194  
Selling, general and administrative   2,766,077       2,315,175       5,614,018       4,720,251  
Total operating expenses   2,915,791       2,574,427       5,881,313       5,043,980  
Loss from operations   (1,784,423 )     (2,112,632 )     (3,939,536 )     (4,163,805 )
Other income (expense):          
Interest income   41,164       3,910       76,494       4,705  
Interest expense   (124,658 )     (124,658 )     (247,945 )     (247,945 )
Total other (expense)   (83,494 )     (120,748 )     (171,451 )     (243,240 )
Net loss $ (1,867,917 )   $ (2,233,380 )   $ (4,110,987 )   $ (4,407,045 )
Net loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted   (0.56 )     (0.71 )     (1.23 )     (1.50 )
Weighted-average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share   3,343,070       3,156,925       3,343,070       2,944,183  

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