|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Discontinued Operations and Disposal Groups [Abstract]|
|Aytu Divestiture||Aytu Divestiture
Overview of Sale of Pediatric Portfolio and Related Commercial Infrastructure to Aytu BioScience
In 2019, the Company closed on an asset purchase agreement to sell the Company’s rights, title and interest in assets relating to certain commercialized products (the “Pediatric Portfolio”) and the corresponding commercial infrastructure to Aytu BioScience, Inc. (“Aytu”). Aytu paid consideration of $4.5 million in cash and approximately 9.8 million shares of Aytu convertible preferred stock, and assumed certain of the Company’s liabilities, including the Company’s payment obligations to Deerfield CSF, LLC (“Deerfield”) and certain other liabilities primarily related to contingent consideration and sales returns. Steve Boyd, Chief Investment Officer of Armistice Capital, LLC, a significant stockholder of the Company, serves on each company’s board of directors.
Cerecor retains all rights to Millipred®. Pursuant to a transition services agreement entered into between Aytu and Cerecor upon the divestiture close date, Aytu managed Millipred® commercial operations for 18 months (post November 1, 2019). In May 2021, the Company entered into an amended transition services agreement in which Aytu will continue to manage Millipred®’s commercial operations for an additional two months.
Upon the sale of the Pediatric Portfolio to Aytu, the Pediatric Portfolio met all conditions to be classified as discontinued operations. Therefore, the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 and as of December 31, 2020 reflect the operations, net of taxes, and related assets and liabilities of the Pediatric Portfolio as discontinued operations. Refer to the “Discontinued Operations” section below for more information, including Cerecor’s continuing involvement.
As of the closing date of the Aytu Divestiture on November 1, 2019, Aytu assumed the Company’s debt obligation to Deerfield and the contingent consideration liability related to future royalties on Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC’s (“Avadel”) pediatric products. In conjunction with the closing of this transaction, the Company entered into a guarantee in favor of Deerfield, which guarantees the payment of the assumed liabilities to Deerfield, which included the debt obligation and includes the contingent consideration related to future royalties on Avadel’s pediatric products (collectively referred to as the “Guarantee”).
Aytu publicly reported that it had paid the $15.0 million balloon payment to Deerfield before it came due in June 2020 and the fixed monthly payments to Deerfield ended in January 2021, thus satisfying the debt obligation. Of the contingent consideration,
$3.2 million was paid to Deerfield prior to the Aytu Divestiture and therefore, as of November 1, 2019, Aytu was responsible for the remaining $9.3 million. Aytu is required to pay an amount equal to at least $0.1 million per month. Cerecor’s Guarantee will end upon the earlier of (i) February 5, 2026, or (ii) upon $12.5 million in aggregate deferred payments has been paid to Deerfield. Cerecor is required to make a payment under the Guarantee upon demand by Deerfield if all or any part of the fixed payments and/or deferred payments are not paid by Aytu when due or upon breach of a covenant. The remaining minimum commitments payable as most recently publicly reported by Aytu was $7.3 million as of June 30, 2020, which represents Cerecor’s estimated maximum potential future payments under the Guarantee.
The fair value of the Guarantee, which relates to the Company’s obligation to make future payments if Aytu defaults, was determined at the time of the Aytu Divestiture as the difference between (i) the estimated fair value of the assumed payments using Cerecor’s estimated cost of debt and (ii) the estimated fair value of the assumed payments using Aytu’s estimated cost of debt. Subsequent to the close of the Aytu Divestiture, at each reporting period, the value of the Guarantee is determined based on the expected credit loss of the Guarantee with changes recorded in (loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax within the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. We considered key drivers of cost of debt both at Aytu and Cerecor, including but not limited to, recent financings, cash position, operating cash flows and trends and Aytu’s ability to meet its financial commitments. Based on these facts, the Company concluded that the expected credit loss of the Guarantee was de minimis as of March 31, 2021.
The following tables summarizes the liabilities of the discontinued operations as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 (in thousands):
Aytu assumed sales returns of the Pediatric Portfolio made after the closing date of November 1, 2019 related to sales prior to November 1, 2019 only to the extent such post-Closing sales returns exceed $2.0 million and are less than $2.8 million (in other words, Aytu will only assume $0.8 million of such returns). Therefore, Cerecor is liable for future sales returns of the Pediatric Portfolio sold prior to November 1, 2019 in excess of the $0.8 million assumed by Aytu. As of March 31, 2021, the Company estimated future returns on sales of the Pediatric Portfolio made prior to the transaction close date to be $0.2 million, which was recognized within accrued expenses and other current liabilities from discontinued operations.
Changes in the Company’s estimate of sales returns related to the Pediatric Portfolio is included within discontinued operations on the statement of operations and comprehensive loss and is shown within product revenue, net in the table summarizing the results of discontinued operations below. In future periods, as additional information becomes available, the Company expects to recognize expense (or a benefit) related to actual sales returns of the Pediatric Portfolio in excess (or less than) the returns reserve recorded, which will be recognized within discontinued operations. The Company expects this involvement to continue until sales returns are no longer accepted on sales of the Pediatric Portfolio made prior to November 1, 2019, which in line with the products’ return policies, returns on these products may be accepted through the second quarter of 2022.
The following table summarizes the results of discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in thousands):
There were no non-cash operating items from discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and no non-cash investing items from the discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. The significant non-cash operating item from the discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 is contained below (in thousands).
The entire disclosure related to a disposal group. Includes, but is not limited to, a discontinued operation, disposal classified as held-for-sale or disposed of by means other than sale or disposal of an individually significant component.
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