Nurix Therapeutics announces $125 million public stock offering

SAN FRANCISCO – Nurix Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NRIX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has initiated a public offering of $125 million of its common stock, with an additional option for underwriters to purchase more shares. The company announced today its intention to offer pre-funded warrants as an alternative to common stock for certain investors.

The offering is contingent on market conditions and there is no certainty regarding the completion or the terms of the offering. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Piper Sandler & Co., and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated are serving as joint book-running managers. Needham & Company, LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC have been appointed as lead managers.

Nurix’s primary goal with the net proceeds is to advance the clinical development of its drug candidates, expand its research and development pipeline, and provide for general corporate purposes.

This offering follows a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 4, 2021, and declared effective as of April 6, 2023. The terms of the offering will be detailed in a preliminary prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC.

Nurix specializes in the discovery and development of new treatments for cancer and inflammatory diseases by modulating protein levels within cells. Its proprietary platform, DELigase, focuses on identifying drug candidates that target E3 ligases, enzymes that regulate protein ubiquitination and degradation.

The company’s pipeline includes therapies aimed at degrading proteins involved in B-cell signaling and inhibiting enzymes that regulate immune cell activation. Headquartered in San Francisco, Nurix continues to leverage its expertise in E3 ligases and the ubiquitin-proteasome system.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Nurix as of the date hereof and reflect the company’s current views with respect to future events. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations.

The information presented in this article is based on a press release statement from Nurix Therapeutics, Inc.

InvestingPro Insights

As Nurix Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NRIX) navigates the capital markets with its latest public offering, investors are closely monitoring the company’s financial health and stock performance. According to InvestingPro data, Nurix holds a market capitalization of $845.89 million, indicating its size and potential influence in the biopharmaceutical sector focused on cancer and inflammatory diseases.

InvestingPro Tips highlight that Nurix maintains a stronger liquidity position by holding more cash than debt on its balance sheet, which is a positive sign for stakeholders considering the company’s financial resilience. Moreover, the company’s liquid assets exceed its short-term obligations, further underscoring its ability to meet immediate financial liabilities.

Still, analysts are cautious about the company’s near-term profitability. They do not anticipate Nurix will be profitable this year, and the company has not been profitable over the last twelve months. This is reflected in the company’s negative P/E ratio of -6.50 and a more adjusted P/E ratio for the last twelve months as of Q4 2023 at -4.71.

Moreover, Nurix’s gross profit margin for the same period stands at a challenging -145.69%, indicating struggles in maintaining profitability against its revenues, which were $76.99 million.

In the stock market, Nurix has experienced significant volatility, and while it’s trading near its 52-week high, the price has seen a large uptick over the last six months, with a 108.14% return. This could reflect investor optimism about the company’s future prospects or a response to recent developments within the company.

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