SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 5, 2018
ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
6120 Windward Parkway
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (678) 990-5740
(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On November 5, 2018, Alimera Sciences, Inc. (“Alimera”) issued a press release regarding its results of operations and financial condition for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. Alimera will host a conference call, as well as a live webcast on the Investor Relations section of its corporate website at www.alimerasciences.com, on November 6, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. ET to discuss its third quarter ended September 30, 2018 financial results and to provide commercial and regulatory updates. The full text of the press release, which includes information regarding Alimera’s use of non-GAAP financial measures, is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Various statements to be made during the conference call and webcast are “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding, among other things, Alimera’s anticipated continued momentum through the end of 2018 and into 2019, its anticipated addition of an indication for uveitis in Europe, and the launches of ILUVIEN by Alimera’s distribution partners in Spain and France. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “contemplate,” “predict,” “project,” “target,” “likely,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in its forward-looking statements. Meaningful factors which could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, (a) a slowdown or reduction in Alimera’s sales in late 2018 and early 2019 due to a reduction in end user demand, unanticipated competition, regulatory issues, or other unexpected circumstances, (b) Alimera may not receive approval for uveitis for ILUVIEN in Europe, the approval process may be delayed significantly, or Alimera may be unable to meet any post-market requirements, (c) the anticipated launches of ILUVIEN by Alimera’s distribution partners in Spain and France may be delayed or may not occur, and (d) other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Alimera’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Additional factors may also be set forth in those sections of Alimera’s Annual Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2018, to be filed with the SEC in the near future. In addition to the risks described above and in Alimera’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the SEC, other unknown or unpredictable factors could affect Alimera’s results. There can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Alimera will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Alimera. Therefore, no assurance can be given that the outcomes stated in such forward-looking statements and estimates will be achieved.
All forward-looking statements made during the conference call and webcast are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this report. Alimera cautions investors not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements Alimera makes or that are made on its behalf. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report (unless another date is indicated). Alimera undertakes no obligation, and specifically declines any obligation, to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
The information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and the Slide Presentation furnished as Exhibit 99.2 hereto 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, nor shall such information and such Exhibits be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD.
The earnings webcast will include certain non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are included in Alimera’s press release issued November 5, 2018 and attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K under Item 7.01 is being “furnished” and not “filed” with the SEC for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities under such section. Furthermore, such information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act, or the Exchange Act, unless specifically identified as being incorporated therein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
ALIMERA SCIENCES, INC.
Dated: November 6, 2018
/s/ RICHARD S. EISWIRTH, JR.
Richard S. Eiswirth, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer