Berkeley Lights Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Second quarter revenue grew 82% year over year
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Berkeley Lights, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLI), a leader in Digital Cell Biology, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
- Grew total revenue to $19.3 million for the second quarter of 2021, representing an 82% year over year growth and bringing first half revenue to $37.9 million, a 56% increase over the first half of 2020
- Expanded the installed base to 92 platforms, with seven new direct placements shipped in the quarter
- Launched TechAccess subscription model expanding customer access to the Berkeley Lights platform
- Released Opto Plasma B Discovery 4.0, an industry-leading functional antibody discovery workflow, which significantly increases recovered sequence diversity and reduces the cost and labor associated with DNA synthesis, cloning, and re-expression
- Announced partnership with Bayer to screen individual variants of bioactives with massively high throughput using the Berkeley Lights Platform:
- Near-term, multi-year revenue opportunity followed by additional service and backend milestone payment opportunities.
- Marks the first application of Berkeley Lights’ technology in the agricultural sector.
- Launches Berkeley Lights’ technology as a high throughput functional screening service.
“During the second quarter, we made important progress across our business and saw growing demand for the Berkeley Lights platform,” said Berkeley Lights Chief Executive Officer Eric Hobbs, Ph.D. “We continue to focus on business development partnerships, with industry leaders like Thermo Fisher and Bayer, to develop disruptive workflows and services. These partnerships not only expand the market opportunities for our platform, but also help us to achieve our mission by accelerating cell and gene therapy products into the clinic and helping to drive world-class innovation and standards in sustainability for farmers, consumers, and the environment. Berkeley Lights is uniquely positioned to do this as we provide unprecedented functional information at scale that can unlock revolutionary improvements to human health.”
Quarterly 2021 Financial Results
|Three Months Ended June 30,|
|(in thousands, except per share data)||2021||2020|
|Gross margin %||66||%||66||%|
|Loss from operations||(17,849||)||(12,150||)|
|Net loss and net comprehensive loss||(18,154||)||(12,430||)|
|Net loss attributable to common stockholders per share, basic and diluted||(0.27||)||(4.25||)|
|Total stock-based compensation||5,629||1,352|
2021 Outlook Reaffirmed
Berkeley Lights continues to expect full year 2021 revenue to be in the range of $90 million to $100 million, representing 40% to 56% growth over the full year of 2020.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
Berkeley Lights will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2021 financial results before market open on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 5:30 a.m Pacific Time/8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at http://investors.berkeleylights.com. The webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.
About Berkeley Lights
Berkeley Lights is a leading Digital Cell Biology company focused on enabling and accelerating the rapid development and commercialization of biotherapeutics and other cell-based products for our customers. The Berkeley Lights Platform captures deep phenotypic, functional, and genotypic information for thousands of single cells in parallel and can also deliver the live biology customers desire in the form of the best cells. Our platform is a fully integrated, end-to-end solution, comprising proprietary consumables, including our OptoSelect chips and reagent kits, advanced automation systems, and application software. We developed the Berkeley Lights Platform to provide the most advanced environment for rapid functional characterization of single cells at scale, the goal of which is to establish an industry standard for our customers throughout their cell-based product value chain.
Berkeley Lights’ Beacon and Lightning systems and Culture Station instrument are: FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Forward Looking Statements
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
|Three months ended June 30,||Six months ended June 30,|
|Cost of sales:|
|Product cost of sales||3,332||2,384||7,035||5,004|
|Service cost of sales||3,190||1,223||5,664||2,402|
|Total cost of sales||6,522||3,607||12,699||7,406|
|Research and development||13,535||11,843||26,562||22,819|
|General and administrative||11,725||4,193||20,692||8,190|
|Sales and marketing||5,317||3,076||10,923||6,310|
|Total operating expenses||30,577||19,112||58,177||37,319|
|Loss from operations||(17,849||)||(12,150||)||(32,998||)||(20,378||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Other income (expense), net||34||37||53||62|
|Loss before income taxes||(18,128||)||(12,422||)||(33,546||)||(20,831||)|
|Provision for income taxes||26||8||43||24|
|Net loss and net comprehensive loss||$||(18,154||)||$||(12,430||)||$||(33,589||)||$||(20,855||)|
|Net loss attributable to common stockholders per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.27||)||$||(4.25||)||$||(0.51||)||$||(7.29||)|
|Weighted-average shares used in calculating net loss per share, basic and diluted||66,790,755||3,109,545||66,029,307||3,078,756|
Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||215,077||$||233,408|
|Trade accounts receivable||19,760||12,939|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||8,115||8,175|
|Total current assets||255,524||265,569|
|Property and equipment, net||20,839||14,544|
|Operating lease right-of-use assets||15,724||16,718|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Trade accounts payable||$||8,727||$||3,491|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||10,501||8,401|
|Current portion of notes payable||—||11,594|
|Total current liabilities||27,486||28,968|
|Notes payable, net of current portion||19,673||8,301|
|Deferred revenue, net of current portion||1,875||1,709|
|Operating lease liability, noncurrent||14,841||15,899|
|Convertible preferred stock||—||—|
|Additional paid-in capital||457,308||436,662|
|Total stockholders’ equity||231,839||244,781|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||295,714||$||299,658|