IMV, Inc. (IMV) Stock Plummets Following Announcement of Pricing of its Registered Public Offering

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IMV, Inc. (IMV) stock prices were down by 24.52% shortly after market trading commenced on July 15th, 2021, bringing the price per share down to USD$1.57 early on in the trading day.

Public Offering

July 15th, 2021 saw the company announce the pricing of its underwritten public offering, wherein the company would oversee the sale of 14,285,714 units to the public. Each unit will be priced at USD$1.75 per unit, with the offering expected to generate gross proceeds in the amount of roughly USD$25 million, before the deduction of expenses related to the offering. The capital generated is exclusive of ay proceeds expected from the exercising of underlying warrants.

Details of the Offering

Each unit will be comprised of a single common share and three quarter of one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant will allow its bearer to purchase one common share at a price of USD$2.10 per common shares, with an expiry date of 60 months following the closing date of the offering. Given the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the offering is expected to close around July 20th, 2021.

Allocation of Capital

The company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering for the continued clinical development of maveropepimut-S in diffuse large B cell lymphoma, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, bladder cancer, and microsatellite instability high. The funds will also be allocated towards the start of the clinical development of a new product, DPC-SurMAGE, in bladder cancer, as well as the continued development of the company’s proprietary drug delivery platform (DPX).

Solid Liquidity Position

IMV reported a solid liquidity position of USD$30.5 million in cash and cash equivalents as of March 31st, 2021, in addition to having access to working capital in the amount of USD$31.6 million. This is up from the USD$26.3 million in cash and cash equivalents, and USD$25.6 million in working capital as of December 31st, 2020. As per its existing plan of operations, and discounting the USD$47.7 million remaining under its USD$50 million ATM facility executed in October 2020. The company expects its funds to see its operations through to Q1 2022.

Future Outlook for IMV

Armed with the influx of capital from its offering further consolidating an already strong liquidity position, IMV is poised to capitalize on the opportunities afforded to it. The company is keen to leverage its extensive resources to push for a continued trajectory of success. Investors are hopeful that the management will be able to facilitate significant and sustained increases in shareholder value.

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