Rapid Micro Biosystems Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results and Reaffirms Full Year 2022 Guidance
Reports fourth quarter 2021 total revenue of $5.2 million and commercial revenue of $4.9 million
Reports full year 2021 total revenue of $23.2 million and commercial revenue of $21.6 million
Reaffirms full year 2022 commercial revenue outlook range of $27 million to $32 million, representing growth of approximately 25% to 50%
LOWELL, Mass., March 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: RPID) (the “Company”), an innovative life sciences technology company providing mission critical automation solutions to facilitate the efficient manufacturing and fast, safe release of healthcare products, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.
- Full year commercial revenue (combined product and service) was $21.6 million, representing growth of 54%
- Full year recurring commercial revenue was $7.8 million, representing growth of 100%
- Increased cumulative customer systems to 116 placed systems and 84 validated systems
- As of December 31, 2021, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and investments of $203.5 million
- Fourth quarter recurring commercial revenue was $2.3 million, representing growth of 91%
- Appointed Inese Lowenstein to its Board of Directors. Ms. Lowenstein has held leadership positions at Danaher Corporation, Merck KGaA and EMD Millipore.
“We delivered a strong 2021 with commercial revenue growth of 54%, including recurring revenue growth of 100%,” said Robert Spignesi, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Looking forward, our strong balance sheet positions us well to execute against our priorities which include expanding our global commercial team and enhancing their capabilities, developing and launching new products and investing in global manufacturing.”
Full Year Financial Results
Total revenue for the full year was $23.2 million in 2021, compared to $16.1 million in 2020. A breakdown of full year revenue follows:
- Commercial revenue (combined product and service revenue) was $21.6 million, compared to $14.1 million in 2020, representing growth of 54%
- Recurring commercial revenue was $7.8 million, compared to $3.9 million in 2020, representing growth of 100%
- Non-commercial revenue related to the Company’s contract with the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (“BARDA”), under which the Company is developing a consumable for rapid sterility testing on its Growth Direct platform, was $1.6 million, compared to $2.0 million in 2020
- Placed 29 new systems and completed validation of 33 customer systems
Total cost of commercial revenue was $29.4 million in 2021, compared to $22.0 million in 2020, representing an increase of 33%. The increase was primarily driven by a higher volume of Growth Direct systems and consumables sold as well as higher personnel-related costs to support increased service activity.
Total operating expenses were $39.5 million in 2021, compared to $22.5 million in 2020. The increase was largely due to higher employee-related costs due to increased investment in commercial and product development as well as higher general and administrative expenses incurred to operate as a publicly traded company.
Net loss was ($73.5) million in 2021, compared to ($37.1) million in 2020. The increase in net loss was due to higher operating expenses and a $19.6 million charge to adjust the fair value of the Company’s outstanding preferred stock warrants to reflect the initial public offering (“IPO”) price. Net loss per share attributable to common shareholders was ($3.94) in 2021, compared to ($126.11) in 2020. The number of weighted-average common shares outstanding in the third and fourth quarters this year was materially higher than the comparable periods last year because of the conversion of outstanding preferred stock to common stock in connection with the Company’s IPO in July 2021. This difference accounts for a substantial portion of the decrease in net loss per share between the periods.
Cash, cash equivalents and investments were approximately $203.5 million and the Company had no debt outstanding as of December 31, 2021.
Fourth Quarter Financial Results
Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $5.2 million, compared to $5.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. A breakdown of fourth quarter revenue follows:
- Commercial revenue (combined product and service revenue) was $4.9 million, compared to $5.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2020
- Recurring commercial revenue was $2.3 million, compared to $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020
- Non-commercial revenue related to the Company’s contract with BARDA was $0.4 million, compared to $0.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2020
- Placed 3 new systems and completed validation of 16 customer systems
Total cost of commercial revenue was $7.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $8.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, representing a decrease of 7%. The decrease was largely due to lower system sales volume partially offset by higher consumables sales volume.
Total operating expenses were $12.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $6.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The increase was largely due to higher employee-related costs due to increased investment in commercial and product development as well as higher general and administrative expenses incurred to operate as a publicly traded company.
Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2021 was ($14.6) million, compared to ($11.3) million in 2020. The increase in net loss was primarily due to higher operating expenses. Net loss per share attributable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2021 was ($0.35), compared to ($36.66) in 2020. The number of weighted-average common shares outstanding in the fourth quarter this year was materially higher than the fourth quarter last year because of the conversion of outstanding preferred stock to common stock in connection with the Company’s IPO in July 2021. This difference accounts for a substantial portion of the decrease in net loss per share between the periods.
Full Year 2022 Outlook
The Company is reaffirming its prior full year 2022 outlook for commercial revenue of between $27 million and $32 million, representing growth of approximately 25% to 50%.
The Company will host a conference call before the market opens today, March 4, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results. The live call is accessible on the Company’s website at investors.rapidmicrobio.com and will be archived and available for replay for one year.
About Rapid Micro Biosystems
Rapid Micro Biosystems is an innovative life sciences technology company providing mission critical automation solutions to facilitate the efficient manufacturing and fast, safe release of healthcare products such as biologics, vaccines, cell and gene therapies, and sterile injectables. The Company’s flagship Growth Direct system automates and modernizes the antiquated, manual microbial quality control (“MQC”) testing workflows used in the largest and most complex pharmaceutical manufacturing operations across the globe. The Growth Direct system brings the quality control lab to the manufacturing floor, unlocking the power of in-line/at-the-line MQC automation to deliver faster results, greater accuracy, increased operational efficiency, better compliance with data integrity regulations, and quicker decision making, that customers rely on to ensure safe and consistent supply of important healthcare products. The Company is headquartered and has U.S. manufacturing in Lowell, Massachusetts, with global locations in Lexington, Massachusetts, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.rapidmicrobio.com or follow the company on Twitter at @rapidmicrobio or on LinkedIn.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements relating to the Company’s full year 2022 commercial revenue outlook range and expected future revenue and growth; acceleration of growth initiatives including expanding our global commercial team and enhancing their capabilities, developing and launching new products and investing in global manufacturing; customer interest in and adoption of the Company's Growth Direct microbial quality control platform; and the timing and impact of the anticipated completion of the Company’s contract with BARDA.
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Michael Beaulieu, CFA
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
RAPID MICRO BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended December 31,||Year Ended December 31,|
|Costs and operating expenses:|
|Cost of product revenue||5,534||7,098||23,434||18,642|
|Cost of service revenue||1,925||908||5,922||3,386|
|Cost of non-commercial revenue||335||388||1,617||2,120|
|Research and development||2,855||1,625||9,781||6,531|
|Sales and marketing||3,355||1,813||11,815||5,962|
|General and administrative||5,760||3,121||17,895||9,976|
|Total costs and operating expenses||19,764||14,953||70,464||46,617|
|Loss from operations||(14,556||)||(9,715||)||(47,232||)||(30,540||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Change in fair value of preferred stock warrant liability||—||(618||)||(19,643||)||(69||)|
|Loss on extinguishment of debt||—||—||(3,100||)||(2,910||)|
|Other income (expense)||4||(2||)||(808||)||22|
|Total other expense, net||(15||)||(1,604||)||(26,201||)||(6,404||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(14,571||)||(11,319||)||(73,433||)||(36,944||)|
|Income tax expense||34||20||91||134|
|Accretion of redeemable convertible preferred stock to redemption value||—||(863||)||(1,761||)||(3,745||)|
|Cumulative redeemable convertible preferred stock dividends||—||(1,411||)||(2,747||)||(4,398||)|
|Net loss attributable to common stockholders — basic and diluted||$||(14,605||)||$||(13,613||)||$||(78,032||)||$||(45,221||)|
|Net loss per share attributable to Class A and Class B common stockholders — basic and diluted||$||(0.35||)||$||(36.66||)||$||(3.94||)||$||(126.11||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding — basic and diluted||41,858,094||371,354||19,783,539||358,582|
RAPID MICRO BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||178,387||$||30,079|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||3,951||3,120|
|Total current assets||218,124||62,150|
|Property and equipment, net||11,304||7,052|
|Other long-term assets||1,491||695|
|Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||10,917||6,654|
|Total current liabilities||18,166||15,545|
|Preferred stock warrant liability||—||4,117|
|Notes payable, net of unamortized discount||—||24,810|
|Deferred rent, long term||813||705|
|Other long-term liabilities||1,210||—|
|Redeemable convertible preferred stock||—||151,826|
|Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)||220,980||(127,006||)|
|Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity (deficit)||$||241,169||$||69,997|
RAPID MICRO BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|Year Ended December 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization expense||1,529||1,509|
|Stock-based compensation expense||1,843||533|
|Change in fair value of preferred stock warrant liability||19,643||69|
|Provision recorded for inventory||60||154|
|Noncash interest expense||390||2,023|
|Gain on disposal of property and equipment||(18||)||—|
|Accretion on investments||(3||)||—|
|Loss on extinguishment of debt||3,100||2,910|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(1,105||)||(1,325||)|
|Other long-term assets||(851||)||(363||)|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||2,305||1,775|
|Deferred rent, long term||107||22|
|Other long-term liabilities||(30||)||—|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(54,964||)||(30,996||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(3,217||)||(690||)|
|Proceeds from sale of property and equipment||20||—|
|Purchases of investments||(25,092||)||(24,980||)|
|Maturity of investments||15,000||10,000|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(13,289||)||(15,670||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from issuance of redeemable convertible preferred stock, net of issuance costs||79,743||49,935|
|Proceeds from issuance of Class A common stock upon stock option exercise||403||72|
|Proceeds from issuance of restricted Class A stock award||523||—|
|Proceeds from initial public offering of Class A and Class B common stock, net of issuance costs||164,100||—|
|Proceeds from exercise of Class A common stock warrants||13||—|
|Payments on capital lease obligations||(12||)||—|
|Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes, net of issuance costs||—||9,500|
|Proceeds from issuance of notes payable, net of issuance costs||—||25,000|
|Payments of debt issuance costs||—||(875||)|
|Repayment of term loans||(26,159||)||(18,000||)|
|Payment of debt extinguishment fees||(1,866||)||(1,398||)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||216,745||64,234|
|Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash||148,492||17,568|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period||30,179||12,611|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period||$||178,671||$||30,179|