Rapid Micro Biosystems Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Provides Business Update and Full Year 2021 Outlook
Reports second quarter 2021 commercial revenue of $5.7 million, representing 135% year-over-year growth
Issues full-year 2021 outlook for commercial revenue of at least $24.0 million, representing at least 70% year-over-year growth
LOWELL, Mass, Aug. 26, 2021 (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 second quarter ended June 30, 2021 and provided a business update and full year 2021 outlook.
Financial Highlights and Business Update
- Generated commercial revenue (combined product and service revenue) of $5.7 million for the second quarter of 2021, representing 135% year-over-year growth.
- Generated recurring commercial revenue (combined product revenue from consumables and service revenue from service contracts, which the Company considers to be recurring in nature) of $1.9 million, representing 91% year-over-year growth.
- Placed 8 new systems with customers, bringing cumulative system placements to 103 as of June 30, 2021.
- Completed validation of 11 new customer systems, bringing cumulative validated systems to 63 as of June 30, 2021.
- Sold one-millionth consumable since commercial launch of the current-generation Growth Direct® platform.
- Expanded executive leadership team with key hires in Commercial, Research and Development and Legal and appointed Melinda Litherland to the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chair.
- Completed initial public offering (“IPO”) in July 2021, selling approximately 9.0 million shares of Class A common stock (including the partial exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares in August 2021) and raising $165.3 million in net proceeds.
“We are pleased to report solid second quarter results, including very strong year-over-year revenue growth, continued operational execution and the addition of several key team members,” said Robert Spignesi, President and CEO. “Our performance reflects growing adoption of our fully automated Growth Direct microbial quality control platform by both new and existing customers. Following our IPO, we believe we are well positioned to accelerate the adoption of the Growth Direct platform across biopharmaceutical manufacturing and deliver robust performance over the course of 2021 and beyond.”
Second Quarter Financial Results
Total revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $6.1 million, compared to $2.6 million in the second quarter of 2020, with broad-based growth across the business. A further breakdown of second quarter revenues follows:
- Commercial revenue (combined product and service revenue) was $5.7 million, compared to $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2020.
- Recurring commercial revenue was $1.9 million, compared to $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2020.
- 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 $0.4 million, compared to $0.2 million in the second quarter of 2020.
Total cost of revenue was $7.9 million in the second quarter of 2021, as compared to $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2020, with the increase largely driven by higher costs related to higher sales volumes.
Total operating expenses were $9.1 million in the second quarter of 2021, as compared to $4.4 million in the second quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily driven by higher sales and marketing, and research and development expenses as well as higher general and administrative expenses incurred to prepare for the IPO and operation as a public company.
Net loss for the second quarter of 2021 was ($11.8) million, as compared to ($9.3) million in the second quarter of 2020, with the larger loss in the current-year period related to higher operating expenses, partially offset by a loss on the extinguishment of debt in the prior-year period. Net loss per share attributable to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2021 was ($20.01), as compared to ($31.93) in the second quarter of 2020.
Cash and cash equivalents were $100.0 million and debt (excluding unamortized debt discount) was $26.2 million as of June 30, 2021.
The Company’s IPO closed on July 19, 2021 and the underwriters’ partial exercise of their option to purchase additional shares closed on August 4, 2021. As a result, the financial statements as of and for the periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 do not reflect these transactions. Following the closing of these transactions, the Company had approximately $260 million in cash and cash equivalents, approximately 41.1 million shares of combined Class A and Class B common stock outstanding and no shares of redeemable convertible preferred stock outstanding.
Full Year 2021 Outlook
The Company expects commercial revenue (combined product and service revenue) to be at least $24.0 million for the full year 2021, representing at least 70% growth over full year 2020.
The Company will host a conference call after market close today, August 26, 2021, at 1:30pm Pacific Time/4:30pm Eastern Time to discuss its second quarter 2021 financial results. The conference call will be available to investors via live webcast on the Company's website at https://investors.rapidmicrobio.com/. The webcast will then be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.
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 platform 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 platform 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 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 expected future revenue and growth and the adoption of the Company's Growth Direct microbial quality control platform.
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RAPID MICRO BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Costs and operating expenses:|
|Cost of product revenue||6,092||2,891||11,602||6,103|
|Cost of service revenue||1,344||755||2,481||1,706|
|Cost of non-commercial revenue||472||536||886||1,333|
|Research and development||2,337||1,244||4,485||2,682|
|Sales and marketing||3,122||1,236||5,397||2,702|
|General and administrative||3,625||1,943||6,827||4,314|
|Total costs and operating expenses||16,992||8,605||31,678||18,840|
|Loss from operations||(10,862||)||(6,012||)||(20,553||)||(13,248||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Change in fair value of preferred stock |
|Loss on extinguishment of debt||—||(2,910||)||—||(2,910||)|
|Other income (expense)||8||(1||)||(3||)||6|
|Total other income (expense), net||(951||)||(3,181||)||(13,342||)||(3,932||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(11,813||)||(9,193||)||(33,895||)||(17,180||)|
|Income tax expense||18||74||37||94|
|Accretion of redeemable convertible |
preferred stock to redemption value
|Cumulative redeemable convertible |
preferred stock dividends
|Net loss attributable to common |
stockholders — basic and diluted
|Net loss per share attributable to common |
stockholders — basic and diluted
|Weighted average common shares |
outstanding — basic and diluted
RAPID MICRO BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||100,047||$||30,079|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||3,034||3,120|
|Total current assets||118,048||62,150|
|Property and equipment, net||7,256||7,052|
|Other long-term assets||1,013||695|
|Deferred financing fees||2,641||—|
|Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ Deficit|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||9,065||6,654|
|Total current liabilities||16,005||15,545|
|Preferred stock warrant liability||15,600||4,117|
|Notes payable, net of unamortized discount||24,976||24,810|
|Deferred rent, long term||642||705|
|Other long-term liabilities||709||—|
|Redeemable convertible preferred stock||235,836||151,826|
|Total stockholders’ deficit||(164,526||)||(127,006||)|
|Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred |
stock and stockholders’ deficit
RAPID MICRO BIOSYSTEMS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating |
|Depreciation and amortization expense||696||857|
|Stock-based compensation expense||581||246|
|Change in fair value of preferred stock warrant liability||11,483||(549||)|
|Provision recorded for inventory||38||—|
|Noncash interest expense||295||817|
|Gain on disposal of property and equipment||(18||)||—|
|Accretion on investments||(4||)||3|
|Loss on extinguishment of debt||—||2,910|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(43||)||(260||)|
|Other long-term assets||(172||)||(989||)|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||1,373||(581||)|
|Deferred rent, long term||(62||)||1|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(22,768||)||(17,008||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(792||)||(392||)|
|Proceeds from sale of property and equipment||20||—|
|Purchases of investments||—||(24,980||)|
|Maturity of investments||15,000||—|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||14,228||(25,372||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from issuance of redeemable convertible preferred stock, |
net of issuance costs
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon option exercise||287||—|
|Proceeds from issuance of restricted stock award||523||—|
|Payments of deferred offering costs||(1,861||)||—|
|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||—||(857||)|
|Repayment of term loans||—||(18,000||)|
|Payment of debt extinguishment fees||—||(1,398||)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||78,692||64,180|
|Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash||70,152||21,800|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period||30,179||12,611|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period||$||100,331||$||34,411|
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