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Adaptive Biotechnologies Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Adaptive Biotechnologies
·11 min read

SEATTLE, Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation (“Adaptive Biotechnologies”) (Nasdaq: ADPT), a commercial stage biotechnology company that aims to translate the genetics of the adaptive immune system into clinical products to diagnose and treat disease, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.

“The current coronavirus pandemic is highlighting the critical importance of a deeper understanding of the immune response to disease broadly, making Adaptive’s technology more relevant than ever,” said Chad Robins, chief executive officer and co-founder of Adaptive Biotechnologies. “In the past several months, we have demonstrated that we can read and translate the genetics of immune receptors in blood, including T-cell response at scale, which is enabling us to rapidly deliver novel, immune-driven products.”

Recent Highlights

  • Revenue was $21.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, representing a 5% decrease from the second quarter in the prior year.

  • Clinical sequencing volume increased 31% to 3,136 clinical tests delivered in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the second quarter 2019.

  • Advanced our first immunoSEQ Dx clinical product in development for SARS-CoV-2 based on favorable results from a head-to-head study comparing Adaptive’s clinical T-cell based diagnostic test to two leading serology tests with additional publication forthcoming.

  • Launched a new research product, immunoSEQ T-MAP™ COVID, to offer vaccine developers a tool to accurately and reproducibly measure the T-cell immune response to vaccines in development and track the persistence of that response over time.

  • Received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clonoSEQ® Assay to detect and monitor minimal residual disease (MRD) in blood or bone marrow from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

  • Initiated two clinical validation studies for immunoSEQ Dx®: ImmuneSENSE Lyme for Lyme disease, and ImmuneRACE to collect blood samples from people who have been exposed, are actively fighting or have recently recovered from COVID-19.

  • Strengthened balance sheet with the successful completion of underwritten public offering, raising approximately $271.7 million in net proceeds.

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenue was $21.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, representing a 5% decrease from the second quarter in the prior year. Sequencing revenue was $8.0 million for the quarter, representing a 33% decrease from the second quarter in the prior year. Development revenue increased to $13.0 million for the quarter, representing a 27% increase from the second quarter in the prior year.

Operating expenses were $57.9 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $38.2 million in the second quarter of the prior year, representing an increase of 52%.

Net loss was $33.5 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to $15.7 million for the same period in 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was a loss of $28.5 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to a loss of $10.9 million for the second quarter of the prior year.

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities was $627.8 million as of June 30, 2020. Subsequent to the quarter, Adaptive Biotechnologies raised approximately $271.7 million in net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts and net offering expenses payable by us, from a follow-on offering, which closed in mid-July.

2020 Financial Guidance

Adaptive Biotechnologies is not providing 2020 financial guidance due to the continued uncertainties from the impact of COVID-19.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Adaptive Biotechnologies will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter financial results after market close on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. The conference call can be accessed at http://investors.adaptivebiotech.com. The webcast will be archived and available for replay at least 90 days after the event.

About Adaptive Biotechnologies

Adaptive Biotechnologies is a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on harnessing the inherent biology of the adaptive immune system to transform the diagnosis and treatment of disease. We believe the adaptive immune system is nature’s most finely tuned diagnostic and therapeutic for most diseases, but the inability to decode it has prevented the medical community from fully leveraging its capabilities. Our proprietary immune medicine platform reveals and translates the massive genetics of the adaptive immune system with scale, precision and speed to develop products in life sciences research, clinical diagnostics and drug discovery. We have two commercial products and a robust clinical pipeline to diagnose, monitor and enable the treatment of diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions and infectious diseases. Our goal is to develop and commercialize immune-driven clinical products tailored to each individual patient.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. All statements contained in this release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our ability to develop, commercialize and achieve market acceptance of our current and planned products and services, our research and development efforts and other matters regarding our business strategies, use of capital, results of operations and financial position and plans and objectives for future operations.

In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the words “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “project,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors are described under "Risk Factors," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and elsewhere in the documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. We caution you that forward-looking statements are based on a combination of facts and factors currently known by us and our projections of the future, about which we cannot be certain. As a result, the forward-looking statements may not prove to be accurate. The forward-looking statements in this press release represent our views as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason, except as required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

This press release includes references to Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net loss adjusted for interest and other income, net, income tax benefit (expense), depreciation and amortization and share-based compensation expenses. We have provided a reconciliation of net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to Adjusted EBITDA at the end of this press release.

Management uses Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the financial performance of our business and the effectiveness of our business strategies. We present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe it is frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in our industry and it facilitates comparisons on a consistent basis across reporting periods. Further, we believe it is helpful in highlighting trends in our operating results because it excludes items that are not indicative of our core operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and you should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. We may in the future incur expenses similar to the adjustments in the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA. In particular, we expect to incur meaningful share-based compensation expense in the future. Other limitations include that Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect:

  • all expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;

  • changes in our working capital needs;

  • income tax benefit (expense), which may be a necessary element of our costs and ability to operate;

  • the costs of replacing the assets being depreciated and amortized, which will often have to be replaced in the future;

  • the non-cash component of employee compensation expense; and

  • the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider not to be reflective, on a recurring basis, of our ongoing operations.

In addition, Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in our industry or across different industries.

ADAPTIVE MEDIA
Beth Keshishian
917-912-7195
media@adaptivebiotech.com

ADAPTIVE INVESTORS
Karina Calzadilla, Vice President, Investor Relations
201-396-1687
Carrie Mendivil, Gilmartin Group
investors@adaptivebiotech.com


Adaptive Biotechnologies
Condensed Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

(unaudited)

Revenue

Sequencing revenue

$

7,985

$

11,865

$

17,454

$

17,948

Development revenue

13,003

10,273

24,444

16,856

Total revenue

20,988

22,138

41,898

34,804

Operating expenses

Cost of revenue

4,912

5,734

10,255

10,722

Research and development

25,992

16,527

49,927

29,010

Sales and marketing

14,332

8,897

28,339

16,714

General and administrative

12,238

6,662

24,059

13,666

Amortization of intangible assets

423

423

847

842

Total operating expenses

57,897

38,243

113,427

70,954

Loss from operations

(36,909

)

(16,105

)

(71,529

)

(36,150

)

Interest and other income, net

1,893

446

4,787

2,105

Income tax benefit

1,481

1,804

Net loss

(33,535

)

(15,659

)

(64,938

)

(34,045

)

Fair value adjustment to Series E-1 convertible preferred
stock options

(710

)

(964

)

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

$

(33,535

)

$

(16,369

)

$

(64,938

)

$

(35,009

)

Net loss per share attributable to common shareholders,
basic and diluted

$

(0.26

)

$

(1.23

)

$

(0.51

)

$

(2.68

)

Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per
share attributable to common shareholders, basic and
diluted

127,383,582

13,279,324

126,720,986

13,074,692


Adaptive Biotechnologies

Condensed Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

June 30,

December 31,

2020

2019

(unaudited)

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

365,440

$

96,576

Short-term marketable securities (amortized cost of $203,765 and $479,791,
respectively)

204,940

480,290

Accounts receivable, net

7,914

12,676

Inventory

10,536

9,069

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

10,691

14,079

Total current assets

599,521

612,690

Long-term assets

Property and equipment, net

26,833

60,355

Operating lease right-of-use assets

37,619

Long-term marketable securities (amortized cost of $56,405 and $105,263,
respectively)

57,383

105,435

Restricted cash

2,138

2,138

Intangible assets, net

11,081

11,928

Goodwill

118,972

118,972

Other assets

1,275

784

Total assets

$

854,822

$

912,302

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

3,686

$

4,453

Accrued liabilities

4,832

4,371

Accrued compensation and benefits

5,976

8,124

Current portion of deferred rent

371

Current operating lease liabilities

3,229

Current deferred revenue

75,699

60,994

Total current liabilities

93,422

78,313

Long-term liabilities

Deferred rent liability, less current portion

6,918

Operating lease liabilities, less current portion

42,503

Financing obligation

36,607

Deferred revenue, less current portion

187,462

219,332

Other long-term liabilities

1,496

93

Total liabilities

324,883

341,263

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders’ equity

Preferred stock: $0.0001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized at
June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019; no shares issued and
outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019

Common stock: $0.0001 par value, 340,000,000 shares authorized at June 30,
2020 and December 31, 2019; 128,233,842 and 125,238,142 shares issued and
outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

12

12

Additional paid-in capital

958,097

935,834

Accumulated other comprehensive gain

2,153

671

Accumulated deficit

(430,323

)

(365,478

)

Total shareholders’ equity

529,939

571,039

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

854,822

$

912,302


A
djusted EBITDA

The following table sets forth a reconciliation between our Adjusted EBITDA and our net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, for each of the periods presented (in thousands):

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

(unaudited)

Net loss

$

(33,535

)

$

(15,659

)

$

(64,938

)

$

(34,045

)

Interest and other income, net

(1,893

)

(446

)

(4,787

)

(2,105

)

Income tax benefit

(1,481

)

(1,804

)

Depreciation and amortization expense

1,998

1,870

3,976

3,653

Share-based compensation expense

6,373

3,332

11,048

6,378

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(28,538

)

$

(10,903

)

$

(56,505

)

$

(26,119

)