Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Nature of Business

Nature of Business
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Business

1. Nature of Business

Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company"), a Delaware corporation formed in November 2011, is a biopharmaceutical company seeking to redefine the power of small molecules to control the expression of genes.

The Company is subject to a number of risks similar to those of other early stage companies, including dependence on key individuals; risks inherent in the development and commercialization of medicines to treat human disease; competition from other companies, many of which are larger and better capitalized; risks relating to obtaining and maintaining necessary intellectual property protection; and the need to obtain adequate additional financing to fund the development of its product candidates and discovery activities. If the Company is unable to raise capital when needed or on favorable terms, it would be forced to delay, reduce, eliminate or out-license certain of its research and development programs or future commercialization rights to its product candidates.

The Company has incurred significant net operating losses in every year since its inception. It expects to continue to incur significant and increasing net operating losses for at least the next several years. The Company’s net losses were $86.6 million, $84.0 million and $75.4 million for the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019, respectively. As of September 30, 2022, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $553.5 million. The Company has not generated any revenues from product sales, has not completed the development of any product candidate and may never have a product candidate approved for commercialization. The Company has financed its operations to date primarily through a credit facility, the sale of equity securities and through license and collaboration agreements. The Company has devoted substantially all of its financial resources and efforts to research and development and general and administrative activities to support such research and development. The Company’s net losses may fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter and year to year. Net losses and negative cash flows have had, and will continue to have, an adverse effect on the Company’s stockholders’ equity and working capital.

On September 16, 2022, the Company filed an amendment to its Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Restated Certificate of Incorporation”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to effect the reverse stock split of its common stock, such that every 10 shares of the Company’s common stock held by a stockholder immediately prior to the reverse stock split were combined and reclassified into one share of the Company’s common stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”). Except where otherwise indicated, all share and per share amounts in the accompanying financial statements, related footnotes, and management’s discussion and analysis have been adjusted retroactively to reflect the Reverse Stock Split as if it had occurred at the beginning of the earliest period presented.

On September 16, 2022, the Company completed its acquisition of Tyme Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Tyme”), in accordance with an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 3, 2022 (the “Merger Agreement”). The Company issued approximately 7.5 million shares of its common stock to the former Tyme stockholders in exchange for all of the shares of Tyme common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the merger, with Tyme surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”). In connection with the closing of the Merger, and in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, the Company acquired net cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of approximately $67.1 million.

On September 16, 2022, the Company issued in a private placement (the “2022 Private Placement”) 6,387,173 shares of common stock, and, in lieu of shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants (the “2022 Pre-Funded Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of up to 7,426,739 shares of common stock, and, in each case, accompanying warrants (the “2022 Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of up to 13,813,912 additional shares of common stock (or 2022 Pre-Funded Warrants to purchase common stock in lieu thereof) at a price of $10.34 per share and accompanying 2022 Warrant (or $10.33 per 2022 Pre-Funded Warrant and accompanying 2022 Warrant). The 2022 Private Placement resulted in aggregate gross proceeds of $129.9 million, before $10.1 million of transaction costs.

Based on its current operating plan, the Company’s management believes that its cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $244.5 million as of September 30, 2022 will allow the Company to meet its liquidity requirements for a period of at least 12 months from the issuance date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.