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AC IMMUNE SA filed this Form 20-F on 03/21/2019
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An accrual of CHF 1.8 million and CHF 1.1 million was recognized for performance-related remuneration within Accrued payroll expenses for 2018 and 2017, respectively.


For the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company has recorded CHF 0.4 million in deferred income in relation to research funding commitments from Biogen.


10.Debt obligation


On January 4, 2016, September 13, 2016 and January 26, 2018 for fiscal years 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively, AC Immune obtained separate funding commitment notices from the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation (“LuMind”) totaling USD 200 thousand in each instance. Per the Research Grant Agreement, AC Immune has an obligation to reimburse LuMind for an amount equal to 125% of the then funding commitment made by LuMind to AC Immune.


On October 31, 2018, LuMind and the Company modified the repayment terms in an effort to fund a Down Syndrome Clinical Trials Network. The repayment terms were modified such that the Company will repay the outstanding balance in three installments in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with the total repayment to equal the total the Company is to receive in funding with the additional 25% interest.


The Company accounted for this modification as an extinguishment within IFRS 9 and recorded a CHF 0.1 million extinguishment gain with Finance result, net in the statements of loss. The Company reclassified a certain portion of Long-term debt obligation from non-current to current liabilities in the balance sheets to reflect the amended repayment terms. Additionally, per this modified payment term, the Company and LuMind memorialized the receipt of one final USD 200 (CHF 199) thousand payment due from LuMind in 2019. The Company has recorded this as a finance receivable and an increase to the obligation accordingly.


AC Immune has recorded in current liabilities a Short-term debt obligation for the total USD 334 (CHF 332) thousand committed. As of December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company recorded a Long-term debt obligation for the total USD 187 (CHF 186) thousand and USD 500 (CHF 494) thousand, respectively.




The Company enters into licensing agreements which are within the scope of IFRS 15, under which it licenses certain rights to its product candidates and IP to third parties. The terms of these arrangements typically include payment to the Company of one or more of the following: non-refundable, up-front license fees; development, regulatory and/or commercial milestone payments; payments for research and clinical services the Company provides through either its full-time employees or third-party vendors; and royalties on net sales of licensed products commercialized from the Company’s IP. Each of these payments results in license, collaboration and other revenues, which are classified as contract revenue on the statements of loss, except for revenues from royalties on net sales of products commercialized from the Company’s IP, which are classified as royalty revenues.


Licenses of intellectual property: If the license to the Company’s intellectual property is determined to be distinct from the other performance obligations identified in the arrangement, the Company recognizes revenues from non-refundable, up-front fees allocated to the license when the license is transferred to the customer and the customer is able to use and benefit from the license. For licenses that are sold in conjunction with a related service, the Company uses judgment to assess the nature of the combined performance obligation to determine whether the combined performance obligation is satisfied over time or at a point in time. If the performance obligation is settled over time, the Company determines the appropriate method of measuring progress for purposes of recognizing revenue from non-refundable, up-front fees. The Company evaluates the measure of progress each reporting period and, if necessary, adjusts the measure of performance and related revenue recognition.


Milestone payments: At the inception of each arrangement that includes development, regulatory and/or commercial milestone payments, the Company evaluates whether the milestones are considered highly probable of being reached and estimates the amount to be included in the transaction price using the most likely amount method. If it is highly probable that a significant revenue reversal would not occur in future periods, the associated milestone value is included in the transaction price. These amounts for the performance obligations under the contract are recognized as they are satisfied. At the end of each subsequent reporting period, the Company re-evaluates the probability of achievement of such milestones and any related constraint, and if necessary, adjusts its estimate of the overall transaction price. Any such adjustments recorded would affect contract revenues and earnings in the period of adjustment.



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