Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Royalty-Linked Notes

Royalty-Linked Notes
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Royalty-Linked Notes

11. Royalty-Linked Notes


Liability Related to Sale of Future Royalties

On January 21, 2020, as part of the Private Placement, the Company issued 2,579,400 RLNs to a group of accredited investors. On September 8, 2020, as part of the Rights Offering, the Company issued 11,000 RLNs to existing shareholders. The RLNs will entitle the holders thereof to payments, at the applicable payment rate, based solely on a percentage of the Company’s net revenues from U.S. sales of specified sulopenem products earned through December 31, 2045, but will not entitle the holders thereof to any payments unless the Company receives FDA approval for one or more specified sulopenem products prior to December 31, 2025 and the Company earns net revenues on such product. If any portion of the principal amount of the outstanding RLNs, equal to $0.04 per RLN, has not been paid as of the end date on December 31, 2045 (or December 31, 2025, in the event that the Company has not yet received FDA approval with respect to one or more specified sulopenem products by such date), Iterum Bermuda must pay the unpaid portion of the principal amount. The RLNs will earn default interest if the Company breaches certain obligations under the RLN Indenture (but do not otherwise bear interest) and will be subject to a maximum return amount, including all principal and payments

and certain default interest in respect of uncurable defaults, of $160.00 (or 4,000 times the principal amount of such note). The RLNs will be redeemable at the Company’s option, subject to the terms of the RLN Indenture.

In accordance with exceptions allowed under ASC 815-10, Derivatives and Hedging, this transaction was initially accounted for as a debt liability under ASC 470, Debt. Subsequent to the listing of the RLNs on the Bermuda Stock Exchange in January 2021, the RLNs are accounted for as a derivative and are remeasured to fair value at each reporting date. The Company has no obligation to pay any amount to the noteholders until the net revenue of the specified products are earned. In order to record the amortization of the liability, the Company was required to estimate the total amount of future net revenue to be earned in each period under the RLN Indenture and the payments that will be passed through to the noteholders over the life of the RLN Indenture.

The note proceeds from both the Private Placement and subsequent Rights Offering were allocated based on the relative fair value of the debt instrument, less transactions costs amounting to $1,239, as debt discounts. The Company imputed interest on the amortized cost of the liability using an estimated effective interest rate of 31.7% up to the date of the change in measurement. Payments to the noteholders in each period, related to future sales of sulopenem, would offset the liability. Subsequent to recognition of the RLN in accordance with ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging, in January 2021, the fair value of the RLN is determined using DCF analysis, without consideration of transaction costs, which represents a Level 3 basis of fair value measurement. The Company periodically assesses the revenue forecasts of the specified sulopenem products and the related payments.

Subsequent to the listing of the RLNs on the Bermuda Stock Exchange in January 2021, the Company recognized the remaining unaccreted interest balance of $1,204 related to debt discounts and deferred financing costs under ASC 470, Debt, in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The balance of the RLNs as of March 31, 2022 is as follows:




March 31,


Total liability related to the sale of future royalties, on inception





Liability related to the sale of future royalties, arising from the Rights Offering





Amortization of discount and debt issuance costs





Adjustments to fair value





Total liability related to the sale of future royalties at March 31, 2022





Current Portion




Long-term Portion