AusCann : December 2021 Quarterly Activities and Cashflow Reports


Quarterly Cash Flow Report and Market Update

for December 2021 Quarter

Key Highlights

  • Completed a 90-day Target Animal Safety Study for DermaCann® in the U.S, confirming the product to be safe and well tolerated in dogs
  • Submitted final regulatory data modules for DermaCann® product registration in Australia
  • Held successful Pre-Submission Conference meeting (‘PSC’) with the U.S FDA-CVM for CPAT-01
  • Appointment of Tod McGrouther as new Chairperson and director resignations
  • Continued reductions in administration and corporate costs by 21% versus prior quarter; 81% reduction versus the same period in the prior year
  • The Company remains well-funded with $11.4m net cash as at December 31

28 January 2022 AusCann Group Holdings Limited (ASX: AC8) (‘AusCann’ or ‘the Company’) is pleased to update the market on its progress in the December 2021 quarter and attaches its Appendix 4C Quarterly Cash Flow report for the period.

AusCann remains well funded with net cash of $11.4 as at December 31, 2021. Operating outflows totalled $1.05m for the quarter, with $717k (68%) related to research and development costs in respect of the Company’s core human and animal programs.

The Company further reduced administration and corporate costs by 21% versus the prior quarter, complementing a quarter-on-quarter reduction for the previous 4 periods as the Company continues to optimise towards a more fit-for-purpose medicinal cannabis Company.

Administration & Corporate Costs (‘000)


$837 K

$915 K


$603 K


$310 K


$222 K




Q1 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2021

Q4 2021

Q1 2022

Q2 2022

The revised Company structure and cost base allows for more resources to be allocated to core revenue generating activities for the Company’s lead human and animal health programs and better positions the Company to capitalise on other business development opportunities, including M&A, as the industry continues to evolve in 2022.

There were no related party payments for the period except for Directors’ fees of $99k paid from the pool of fees approved by shareholders.

Registered address: Level 5, 35 Havelock Street, West Perth WA 6005 Mailing address: PO Box 1746, Wangara WA 6947

T: +61 6305 0705 E:

AusCann Group Holdings Ltd ACN 008 095 207 (ASX:AC8)

Key Operational Updates

Completed DermaCann® High Dose Tolerance Target Animal Safety Study in the U.S

During the quarter, the Company was pleased to announce that it had completed a 90-day Target Animal Safety study (TAS) for DermaCann®, confirming the product to be safe and well tolerated for use in dogs at up to 5 times the current planned dose.

The TAS study is a requirement for the DermaCann® regulatory submissions in Australia and New Zealand.

The safety study was completed at a veterinary research site in the United States and 15 healthy beagles were randomised into three groups for the trial (5 dogs per group);

  1. Group 1 – control dogs – received no treatment
  2. Group 2 – 3 X dogs – received 3X the recommended daily dose (3 mg/kg) of DermaCann®; and
  3. Group 3 – 5 X dogs – received 5X the recommended daily dose (5 mg/kg) of DermaCann®

Dogs treated with DermaCann for 92 days at 3X and 5X the planned upper dose rate were clinically well tolerated with no clinically relevant nor statistical differences between treated and control dogs identified for all physical examinations, clinical observations, haematology and food/water consumption parameters.

Haematological parameters for all dogs remained within normal ranges with no difference compared to untreated dogs. Serum chemistry was also largely unimpacted by treatment. A mild increase in alkaline phosphatase (ALP) was observed with the 3X and 5X DermaCann® treatments compared to placebo which is a well-documented response to CBD in humans and animals. All other clinical chemistry results were normal, supporting DermaCann® to be safe and effective product for use in dogs at up to 5X the planned dose.

Submitted Final Regulatory Data Modules for DermaCann® Product Registration in Australia

Following the completion of the TAS study, the Company was pleased to announce that it had submitted its final regulatory data modules to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (‘APVMA’) to complete the submission of its dossier for the registration of DermaCann® as an approved veterinary medicine for anti-inflammatory and immune support in dogs with dermatological conditions.

The Environment, Safety and Efficacy regulatory modules were submitted with supporting documentation that has been generated by the Company in the last 3 years of development. This complements the submission of the Toxicology and Chemistry regulatory modules previously announced to market.

The data in the final regulatory filings included;

  • A randomised placebo-controlleddouble-blind study in client owned dogs with atopic dermatitis, which demonstrated a significant reduction in CADESI-4 scores (veterinarian scored, multi point skin damage and redness assessments) and inflammatory biomarkers, in dogs treated with DermaCann compared with placebo [ASX:CP1 Announcement July 21, 2020];
  • A randomised controlled Target Animal Safety Study in healthy colony-housed beagles conducted by Summit Ridge Farms, Pennsylvania, confirming DermaCann® to be safe for use at 1x, 3x an 5x the planned therapeutic dose [ASX:AC8 Announcement October 13, 2021];
  • Safety and efficacy data on the use of all proprietary ingredients used in DermaCann to provide strong literature-based support for the use of DermaCann® as a complementary therapy in the management of dermatological condition in dogs.

The overall dossier in which these modules form the final components is in the process of being reviewed under an APVMA agreed time shift application plan [ASX:AC8 Announcement July 20, 2021].

Completion of the review of all modules is anticipated at the end of September 2022. Subject to approval, DermaCann® will become a world ‘first in class’ regulatory approved oral cannabinoid based veterinary

Registered address: Level 5, 35 Havelock Street, West Perth WA 6005 Mailing address: PO Box 1746, Wangara WA 6947

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AusCann Group Holdings Ltd ACN 008 095 207 (ASX:AC8)


product for skin health in dogs, and the first regulatory-approved veterinary medicine containing cannabinoids in Australia.

The global canine skin and dermatitis market is worth an estimated US$1.5B globally and, subject to registration, DermaCann® is expected to become the first APVMA-approved medicine containing cannabinoids to be supplied via prescription through Australian veterinarians.

Held Successful Pre-Submission Meeting with the FDA-CVM to Advance CPAT-01 U.S Program

During the quarter the Company was pleased to announce that it had held its Pre-Submission Conference meeting (‘PSC’) with the U.S Food and Drug Administration, Centre for Veterinary Centre (‘FDA-CVM’) to discuss the development program and regulatory pathway for CPAT-01 in the United States.

The PSC meeting package included an overview of the CPAT-01 program, with specific questions relating to technical sections required for a New Animal Drug Application (‘NADA’) to seek approval for CPAT-01.

The meeting was attended by representatives in various divisions from the FDA-CVM, including the Division of Companion Animal Drugs, Manufacturing Technologies, Toxicology, Environment, Clinical Pharmacology and Target Animal Safety. The representatives were highly engaged in the meeting and confirmed that the development program and manufacturing strategy for PAT-01 is consistent with the agency’s expectations.

A Memorandum of Conference (‘MOC’) with formal guidance from the meeting will be provided within 45 days and AusCann will use the formal feedback from the MOC to finalise its study plan for its Phase 2C clinical effectiveness trial. The purpose of the Phase 2C is to generate final pilot data to inform the design of the Company’s Phase 3 pivotal program to support a NADA for the approval of CPAT-01, as a world “first-in-class” U.S FDA registered veterinary medicine.

Appointment of New Chairperson and Director Resignations

During the quarter, the Board announced the appointment of Mr Tod McGrouther as the Company’s new Chairperson of the Board, following the resignation of Max Johnstone in November 2021. Mr Tod McGrouther has over 35 years’ experience in the Australian capital markets primarily in the areas of equity capital markets and corporate advisory.

Since 2018 Mr McGrouther has been a Director of European Cannabis Corporation Limited (“ECC”), an Australian company which has built and operates a German EU GMP certified medicinal cannabis growth facility located in Spanchevo, Macedonia. ECC has also built and operates a German EU GMP certified medicinal cannabis extraction facility located in Skopje, Macedonia.

ECC also holds all relevant licenses and approvals to operate a pharmaceutical distribution business in Dortmund, Germany.

Mr McGrouther is currently a Non-Executive Director of three ASX listed companies – NSX Limited, Urbanise Limited and Love Group Limited. Mr McGrouther is also Chairman of The National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited a subsidiary of NSX Limited.

During the Quarter Dr Kate Adams, Bruce McHarrie and Mr Geoff Starr resigned from their positions as Non-Executive Directors of the Company.


This ASX announcement was authorised for release by the Board of AusCann.

For more information, please contact:

Layton Mills

Chief Executive Officer +61 8 6305 0705

Registered address: Level 5, 35 Havelock Street, West Perth WA 6005 Mailing address: PO Box 1746, Wangara WA 6947

T: +61 6305 0705 E:

AusCann Group Holdings Ltd ACN 008 095 207 (ASX:AC8)


AusCann Group Holdings Limited (ASX:AC8) is an Australian-based company focused on the development and commercialisation of cannabinoid-derived therapeutic products to address unmet needs for humans and animals within Australia and internationally. Our key difference is the commitment to rigorous product development, focused on providing reliable, stable and standardised cannabinoid-derived therapeutics products, whilst generating robust safety, quality assurance and efficacy data to support market access in various regulatory environments around the world.

Registered address: Level 5, 35 Havelock Street, West Perth WA 6005 Mailing address: PO Box 1746, Wangara WA 6947

T: +61 6305 0705 E:

AusCann Group Holdings Ltd ACN 008 095 207 (ASX:AC8)

Rule 4.7B

Appendix 4C

Quarterly cash flow report for entities subject to Listing Rule 4.7B

Name of entity

AusCann Group Holdings Limited


Quarter ended

72 008 095 207

31 December 2021

Consolidated statement of cash flows

Current quarter

Year to date


(6 months)



Cash flows from operating activities


Receipts from customers




Payments for


research and development



(b) product manufacturing and operating





advertising and marketing




leased assets




staff costs



(f) administration and corporate costs




Dividends received (see note 3)


Interest received




Interest and other costs of finance paid


Income taxes paid


Government grants and tax incentives


Property Rental and outgoings income




Net cash from / (used in) operating





Cash flows from investing activities


Payments to acquire or for:

(a) entities (net of cash acquired)




property, plant and equipment





intellectual property




other non-current assets

ASX Listing Rules Appendix 4C (17/07/20)

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+ See chapter 19 of the ASX Listing Rules for defined terms.

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Sales 2021 1,80 M
1,27 M
1,27 M
Net income 2021 -8,64 M
-6,08 M
-6,08 M
Net cash 2021 13,8 M
9,68 M
9,68 M
P/E ratio 2021 -4,04x
Yield 2021
Capitalization 33,9 M
23,9 M
23,9 M
EV / Sales 2020 19,5x
EV / Sales 2021 16,6x
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