Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Description of Business

Description of Business
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Description of Business [Abstract]  
Description of Business
1. Description of Business

XOMA Corporation (“XOMA” or the “Company”), a Delaware corporation combines a portfolio of late-stage clinical programs and research activities to develop innovative therapeutic antibodies for which it intends to commercialize. XOMA focuses its scientific research on allosteric modulation, which offers opportunities for new classes of therapeutic antibodies to treat a wide range of human diseases. XOMA is developing its lead product candidate gevokizumab (IL-1 beta modulating antibody) with Les Laboratoires Servier (“Servier”) through a global Phase 3 clinical development program and ongoing proof-of-concept studies in other IL-1-mediated diseases. XOMA’s scientific research also has produced the XMet platform, which consists of three classes of preclinical antibodies, including selective insulin receptor modulators that could offer new approaches in the treatment of diabetes. The Company’s products are presently in various stages of development and most are subject to regulatory approval before they can be commercially launched.

Liquidity and Management Plans

The Company has incurred operating losses since its inception and had an accumulated deficit of $1.1 billion at December 31, 2014.  Management expects operating losses and negative cash flows to continue for the foreseeable future.  As of December 31, 2014, the Company had $78.4 million in cash and cash equivalents, which is available to fund future operations. Taking into account the repayment of its outstanding debt classified within current liabilities on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2014, the Company anticipates that it will be required to seek additional equity or debt financing or to increase the level of collaborative revenues to fund its operations through December 31, 2015.  If the Company is unable to achieve the level of revenues from licensing, development and collaboration agreement and the level of government funding and external financing during 2015, as contemplated in its operating plan, the Company has plans to implement certain cost cutting actions commencing early in the fourth quarter of 2015 to reduce its working capital requirements. Consistent with the actions the Company has taken in the past, it will prioritize necessary and appropriate steps to enable the continued operations of the business and preservation of the value of its assets beyond the next twelve months, including but not limited to actions such as reduced personnel-related costs, additional curtailment of the Company’s development activities and other discretionary expenditures that are within the Company’s control.  These reductions in expenditures, if required, may have an adverse impact on the Company’s ability to achieve certain of its planned objectives during 2015. In addition to seeking equity or debt financing, the Company may seek to access additional capital to support future operations through licensing, partnering or other strategic collaborative arrangements. It is unclear if or when any such transactions will occur, on satisfactory terms or at all.  The Company’s ability to raise additional capital in the equity and debt markets, should the Company choose to do so, is dependent on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the market demand for the Company’s common stock, which itself is subject to a number of pharmaceutical development and business risks and uncertainties, as well as the uncertainty that the Company would be able to raise such additional capital at a price or on terms that are favorable to the Company.