Rapid Micro Biosystems Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results


Reports second quarter 2023 total revenue of $5.0 million, representing growth of 30% compared to second quarter 2022

Reaffirms full year 2023 total revenue guidance of at least $22.0 million, representing growth of approximately 30% compared to full year 2022

LOWELL, Mass., Aug. 04, 2023 (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, 2023.

Recent Highlights

  • Second quarter total revenue (combined product and service revenue) increased 30% to $5.0 million
  • Second quarter recurring revenue increased 44% to $3.6 million, including record consumable revenue
  • Placed two new systems and completed validation of three new customer systems in the second quarter
  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments of $113.3 million as of June 30, 2023
  • Appointed Kirk Malloy, Ph.D. as Chair of the Company's Board of Directors; Dr. Malloy has more than 25 years of senior management experience in life sciences tools and diagnostics companies

"We were once again pleased with our commercial execution in both products and services during the second quarter," said Robert Spignesi, President and CEO. "We delivered 30% total revenue growth as our teams effectively navigated ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty in the period. Additionally, we achieved record consumable revenue and pull-through in the quarter, which contributed to a 44% increase in recurring revenue, demonstrating the strength of our business model."

Second Quarter Financial Results

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2023 increased 30% to $5.0 million, from $3.9 million in the second quarter of 2022. The Company placed two new Growth Direct® systems and completed the validation of three new customer systems in the second quarters of both 2023 and 2022. An increase in the cumulative number of validated customer systems and higher consumable revenue per average validated system in the period resulted in higher service contract revenue and higher consumable revenue compared to the prior year period. This also drove an increase in recurring revenue of 44% to $3.6 million, compared to $2.5 million in the second quarter last year.

Total cost of revenue was $6.9 million in the second quarter of 2023, compared to $5.1 million in the second quarter of 2022, representing an increase of 36%. The increase was primarily due to higher shipments of consumables and higher costs to support increased service activity.

Total operating expenses were $13.2 million in the second quarter of 2023, compared to $12.9 million in the second quarter of 2022.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2023 was $14.0 million, compared to $13.1 million in the second quarter of 2022. The increase was primarily due to higher costs of revenue, partially offset by higher revenue and increased interest income. Net loss per share for the second quarter of 2023 was $0.33, compared to $0.31 in the second quarter of 2022.

Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $113.3 million, which the Company continues to expect to provide a cash runway at least into 2026. The Company had no debt outstanding as of June 30, 2023.

Full Year 2023 Outlook

The Company is reaffirming its prior full year 2023 outlook for revenue of at least $22.0 million, representing growth of approximately 30%, and the placement of at least 15 systems.

Webcast Details

The Company will host a conference call before the market opens today, August 4, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its second quarter 2023 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 MQC automation to deliver the 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 regarding the Company’s full year 2023 revenue outlook range and expected future revenue and growth; expected placements of Growth Direct systems, anticipated timing of such placements and the impact on the Company’s revenue; the Company's expectations regarding customers capital purchasing decisions and the Company’s sales opportunities; expectations regarding the Company’s improvements in commercial execution for both products and services and enhanced sales and marketing processes; expectations regarding the impact of macroeconomic uncertainty on the Company; and the anticipated contribution of the members of the Board of Directors to the Company’s operations, strategy and growth.

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Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023   2022   2023   2022 
Product revenue$3,169  $2,440  $6,493  $5,003 
Service revenue 1,833   1,420   3,544   3,017 
Total revenue 5,002   3,860   10,037   8,020 
Costs and operating expenses:       
Cost of product revenue 4,689   3,235   9,670   7,593 
Cost of service revenue 2,205   1,846   4,049   3,572 
Research and development 3,233   2,965   6,386   6,490 
Sales and marketing 3,201   3,484   6,663   6,940 
General and administrative 6,728   6,404   13,195   12,498 
Total costs and operating expenses 20,056   17,934   39,963   37,093 
Loss from operations         (15,054)          (14,074)          (29,926)          (29,073)
Other income (expense):       
Interest income, net 1,073   264   2,076   372 
Other (expense) income, net (29)  107   (40)  91 
Total other income (expense), net 1,044   371   2,036   463 
Loss before income taxes (14,010)  (13,703)  (27,890)  (28,610)
Income tax expense (benefit) 6   (613)  13   (590)
Net loss (14,016)  (13,090)  (27,903)  (28,020)
Net loss per share — basic and diluted$(0.33) $(0.31) $(0.65) $(0.66)
Weighted average common shares outstanding — basic and diluted 43,059,937   42,494,055   42,936,941   42,346,607 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

 June 30,
 December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$28,680 $27,064
Short-term investments 77,393  81,584
Accounts receivable 3,456  5,369
Inventory 20,940  21,187
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,278  3,372
Total current assets 132,747  138,576
Property and equipment, net 13,126  13,818
Right-of-use assets, net 6,585  7,063
Long-term investments 7,247  29,790
Other long-term assets 956  1,119
Restricted cash 284  284
Total assets$160,945 $190,650
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$1,363 $5,428
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 7,685  8,150
Deferred revenue 4,565  4,706
Lease liabilities, short-term 802  766
Total current liabilities 14,415  19,050
Lease liabilities, long-term 6,655  7,202
Other long-term liabilities 247  229
Total liabilities 21,317  26,481
Total stockholders’ equity 139,628  164,169
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$160,945 $190,650

Unaudited Cash, Cash Equivalents and Investments
(in thousands)

 June 30,
 December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents$28,680 $27,064
Short-term investments 77,393  81,584
Long-term investments 7,247  29,790
Cash, cash equivalents and investments$113,320 $138,438

Investor Contact Michael Beaulieu, CFA Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications investors@rapidmicrobio.com Media media@rapidmicrobio.com