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Citius Pharmaceuticals files new shelf registration

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Published 02/26/2024, 10:58 AM
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CRANFORD, N.J. - Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NASDAQ:CTXR), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on critical care products, has filed a new Form S-3 shelf registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing, made on Thursday, is intended to replace the company's current shelf registration, which is set to expire in April 2024, as per SEC regulations.

The move by Citius allows the company to maintain flexibility in its financial strategy, providing it the ability to offer and sell securities in the future. This procedural update ensures that Citius can continue to access capital markets efficiently.

Citius Pharmaceuticals specializes in the development and potential commercialization of products aimed at critical care. The company's portfolio includes two late-stage product candidates. Mino-Lok®, an antibiotic lock solution designed to salvage infected catheters, has recently completed patient enrollment for its Phase 3 Pivotal superiority trial at the end of 2023. Additionally, Citius has resubmitted a Biologics License Application for LYMPHIR™, an innovative IL-2R immunotherapy for treating cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. LYMPHIR™ has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for this indication.

Plans to establish Citius Oncology, a separate publicly traded entity focusing on oncology with LYMPHIR™ as its primary asset, had been previously announced by Citius. In another development, the company has completed enrollment for its Phase 2b trial of CITI-002 (Halo-Lido), which is a topical treatment aimed at providing relief for hemorrhoid sufferers.

The announcement of the new shelf registration is based on a press release statement from Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

InvestingPro Insights

As Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) looks to maintain financial agility with its new Form S-3 shelf registration, investors may find the following data and tips from InvestingPro enlightening:

InvestingPro Data reveals a market capitalization of $122.03 million for CTXR, with a Price / Book ratio for the last twelve months as of Q1 2024 at 1.48. Despite the company's proactive measures in advancing its product candidates, it is important to note that CTXR's P/E Ratio stands at -3.10, indicating that the market currently values the company at less than its earnings, which reflects the challenges in profitability it faces.

InvestingPro Tips suggest that while Citius holds more cash than debt on its balance sheet, which is a positive sign of financial health, it suffers from weak gross profit margins and analysts do not expect the company to be profitable this year. Moreover, Citius does not pay a dividend to shareholders, which is typical for companies prioritizing reinvestment over immediate returns to investors.

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