45% Year-Over-Year Core Business Revenue Growth in Second Quarter 2022
Raises 2022 Core Revenue Growth Guidance to Approximately 30%
ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxCyte, Inc., (NASDAQ: MXCT) (LSE: MXCT), a leading commercial cell-engineering company focused on providing enabling platform technologies to advance innovative cell-based research as well as next-generation cell therapeutic discovery, development and commercialization, today announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2022.
Second Quarter and Recent Highlights
"We are pleased with these strong second quarter 2022 results, with 45% year-over-year core business revenue growth, highlighted by 61% growth in revenues from Cell Therapy customers. We remain encouraged by the ongoing growth of our SPL portfolio with the addition of LG Chem, our 17th SPL partner, and second SPL agreement signed in 2022, as well as the continued progress of our existing partnerships. Importantly, our LG Chem partnership broadens the reach of our SPL portfolio into Asia," said Doug Doerfler, President and CEO of MaxCyte.
"Overall, our optimism about the potential for the development programs covered by our existing partners to generate growing revenue in both pre-clinical research and clinical progress remains high. Our ExPERTtm platform continues to be used to enable a broad range of cell types and approaches targeting a wide array of indications, and its adoption is increasing within the industry. We are making ongoing investments to drive revenue growth, support and expand the widening array of applications for our technology, while also strengthening our team and expanding our ability to support customers through in-house manufacturing and robust infrastructure. These investments should allow us to take advantage of expanding markets and support our partners as they move forward in development and commercialization."
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Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Total revenue for the second quarter of 2022 was $9.6 million, compared to $7.1 million in the second quarter of 2021, representing growth of 35%.
Core business revenue was $9.6 million, including 61% revenue growth from cell therapy customers and 4% from drug discovery customers, compared to core business revenue of $6.6 million in the same period last year.
We did not have any material SPL Program-related revenue in the second quarter of 2022, as compared to $0.5 million in the second quarter of 2021.
Gross profit for the second quarter of 2022 was $8.5 million (88% gross margin), compared to $6.3 million (89% gross margin) in the same period of the prior year.
Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2022 were $17.2 million, compared to operating expenses of $10.7 million in the second quarter of 2021. The overall increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by increased staff in field sales and science, manufacturing, and lab teams to support our customers' and partners' growth. The increase also included additional public company-related, stock-based compensation, and marketing expenses compared with the same period a year ago.
Second quarter 2022 net loss was $8.3 million compared to net loss of $4.4 million for the same period in 2021. EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, was a loss of $8.2 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to a loss of $4.1 million for the second quarter of the prior year. Stock-based compensation expense was $3.0 million for the second quarter versus $1.9 million for the same period in the prior year.
Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $240.9 million as of June 30, 2022.
First Half 2022 Financial Results
Total revenue for the first half of 2022 was $21.2 million, compared to $13.6 million in the first half of 2021, representing growth of 56%. Overall sales to the cell therapy (up 59%) and the drug discovery (up 13%) markets were sources of strength in the first half.
The Company recognized $2.0 million of program-related revenue in the first half of 2022, as compared to $0.5 million in program-related revenue in the first half of 2021.
Gross profit for the first half of 2022 was $19.0 million (90% gross margin), compared to $12.1 million (89% gross margin) in the same period of the prior year.
Operating expenses for the first half of 2022 were $31.9 million, compared to operating expenses of $22.9 million in the first half of 2021. The overall increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by increased staff in field sales and science, manufacturing, and lab teams to support our customers' and partners' growth. The increase also included additional stock-based compensation, public company-related, and marketing expenses compared with the same period a year ago.
First half 2022 net loss was $12.3 million compared to net loss of $11.5 million for the same period in 2021. EBITDA was a loss of $11.9 million for the first half of 2022, compared to a loss of $10.5 million for the same period of the prior year. Stock-based compensation expense was $5.4 million for the first half of 2022 versus $3.2 million for the same period in the prior year.
2022 Revenue Guidance
We expect core business revenue (instruments and disposables to cell therapy and drug discovery customers and excluding program-related revenue) in 2022 to grow approximately 30% compared to 2021. We continue to expect SPL Program-related revenue to be approximately $4 million in 2022.
Webcast and Conference Call Details
MaxCyte will host a conference call today, August 10, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors interested in listening to the conference call are required to register online. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available on the "Events" section of the MaxCyte website at https://investors.maxcyte.com/.
MaxCyte is a leading commercial cell-engineering company focused on providing enabling platform technologies to advance innovative cell-based research as well as next-generation cell therapeutic discovery, development and commercialization. Over the past 20 years, we have developed and commercialized our proprietary Flow Electroporation® technology, which facilitates complex engineering of a wide variety of cells. Our ExPERTtm platform, which is based on our Flow Electroporation technology, has been designed to support the rapidly expanding cell therapy market and can be utilized across the continuum of the high-growth cell therapy sector, from discovery and development through commercialization of next-generation, cell-based medicines. The ExPERT family of products includes: four instruments, the ATxtm, STxtm GTxtm and VLxtm; a portfolio of proprietary related processing assemblies or disposables; and software protocols, all supported by a robust worldwide intellectual property portfolio.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure defined as earnings, before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization. MaxCyte believes that EBITDA provides useful information to management and investors relating to its results of operations. The company's management uses this non-GAAP measure to compare the company's performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses, and for budgeting and planning purposes. The company believes that the use of EBITDA provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the company's financial measures with other companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors, and that it allows for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making.
Management does not consider EBITDA in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of EBITDA is that it excludes significant expenses that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the company's financial statements. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents EBITDA together with GAAP results. Non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. A reconciliation table of net loss, the most comparable GAAP financial measure, to EBITDA is included at the end of this release. MaxCyte urges investors to review the reconciliation and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the company's business.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements regarding our revenue guidance for the year ending December 31, 2022, and expectations regarding adoption of the ExPERTtm platform, expansion of and revenue from our SPL Programs and the progression of our customers' programs into and through clinical trials. The words "may," "might," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "seek," "predict," "future," "project," "potential," "continue," "target" and similar words or expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and important factors that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including, without limitation, risks associated with the impact of COVID-19 on our operations; the timing of our customers' ongoing and planned clinical trials; the adequacy of our cash resources and availability of financing on commercially reasonable terms; and general market and economic conditions may impact investor confidence in the biopharmaceutical industry affecting the amount of capital such investors provide to our current and potential partners resulting in decreased demand for our products. These and other risks and uncertainties are described in greater detail in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2022, as well as in discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in the other filings that we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. These documents are available under the "SEC filings" page of the Investors section of our website at http://investors.maxcyte.com. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. We explicitly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No representations or warranties (expressed or implied) are made about the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements.
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