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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2010
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|Regulation FD Disclosure.
On May 18, 2010 (Japanese Standard Time), MediciNova, Inc. (the Company) filed with the Osaka Securities Exchange a Japanese report referred to as Kessan Tanshin, which contained the Companys financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 (the Tanshin).
The Tanshin is substantially the same as the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, except the following supplemental information is provided:
In the Tanshin, the Company discloses that it has not changed its results forecast for the six months ending June 30, 2010 and the year ending December 31, 2010 from those previously provided in the Companys Kessan Tanshin filed with the Osaka Securities Exchange on March 25, 2010 (Japanese Standard Time), as set forth below:
Interim Period (6 months)
Expected basic and diluted loss per share (for full year): $1.46*
Anticipated cash burn is less than $16.0 million for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010
|Using 12,105,835 for the weighted average number of shares used for expected basic and diluted net loss per share.
Note to financial results forecast: The above estimates are based on certain assumptions made by the Companys management as of the date hereof. These assumptions are based on managements experience and perception of current conditions, trends, expected future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. Such estimates are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and may cause the Companys actual results to differ materially from the above estimates. Although the Companys management believes that these assumptions are reasonable, the Company cannot assure you that the Companys business will develop in accordance with these estimates. Investors are cautioned not to rely on these estimates as it is highly likely that actual results will differ, perhaps materially. These risks include the risk factors detailed in the Companys Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its subsequent periodic reports on Form 10-Q and 8-K. Our independent auditors have not compiled or been involved in the preparation of the forecasted financial results for fiscal year 2010. Accordingly, they assume no responsibility for the accuracy or presentation of this information.
In the Tanshin, financial statements denominated in Japanese yen are disclosed as supplementary information. The numbers were translated at 93.04 Japanese yen per U.S. dollar, which was the Telegraphic Transfer Middle Rate as per the Bank of TokyoMitsubishi as of March 31, 2010.
The information in this Current Report is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
The Tanshin may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Companys control. Forward-looking statements discuss matters that are not historical facts. The Companys actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those set forth in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 24, 2010 and its subsequent periodic reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K, and the differences may be material. Factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties inherent in clinical trials and product development and commercialization, such as the uncertainty in results of clinical trials for product candidates, the uncertainty of whether the results of clinical trials will be predictive of results in later stages of product development, the risk of delays or failure to obtain or maintain regulatory approval, the risk of failure of the third parties upon whom the Company relies to conduct its clinical trials and manufacture its product candidates to perform as expected, the risk of increased cost and delays due to delays in the commencement, enrollment, completion or analysis of clinical trials or significant issues regarding the adequacy of clinical trial designs or the execution of clinical trials and the timing, cost and design of future clinical trials and research activities, the Companys failure to execute strategic plans or strategies successfully, the Companys collaborations with third parties, the Companys ability to realize the anticipated strategic and financial benefits from its acquisition of Avigen, Inc., to integrate the two ibudilast development programs and to pursue discussions with potential partners to secure a strategic collaboration to advance the clinical development of the combined development program, the availability of funds to complete product development plans and the Companys ability to raise sufficient capital when needed, intellectual property or contract rights, market factors (including whether uncertainties in the credit and capital markets or a further deterioration of these markets will lead to future impairments to the Companys investment portfolio), economic conditions such as interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations, financial condition, liquidity and capital resources and future performance. These forward-looking statements may be preceded by, followed by or otherwise include the words believes, expects, forecasts, anticipates, intends, estimates, projects, can, could, may, will, would or similar expressions. For such statements, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements set forth in the Tanshin, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by law.
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.
|Dated: May 18, 2010
|Vice President and Chief Financial Officer