Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results
SEATTLE, Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation (“Adaptive Biotechnologies”) (Nasdaq: ADPT) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.
“At Adaptive, we are translating the genetics of the adaptive immune system into clinical products to transform the diagnosis and treatment of disease,” said Chad Robins, chief executive officer and co-founder of Adaptive. “We are making important progress across on key catalysts that will enable near-term product applications across our life sciences research, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery businesses, unlocking one of the largest global addressable markets in healthcare.”
Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Revenue was $22.1 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, representing a 91% increase from the second quarter in the prior year. Sequencing revenue was $11.9 million for the quarter, representing a 43% increase from the second quarter in the prior year. Development revenue increased to $10.3 million for the quarter, representing a 213% increase from the second quarter in the prior year.
Operating expenses were $38.2 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $24.9 million in the second quarter of the prior year, representing an increase of approximately 54%.
Net loss was $15.7 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $12.5 million in the same period in 2018.
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was a loss of $10.9 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of $9.4 million in the second quarter of the prior year.
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities was $423.0 million as of June 30, 2019. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on July 1, 2019, Adaptive Biotechnologies completed its initial public offering, raising approximately $321 million of net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions.
2019 Financial Guidance
Management will provide its 2019 revenue outlook on the conference call scheduled to discuss the Company’s second quarter 2019 financial results.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
Adaptive Biotechnologies will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2019 financial results after market close on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone (800) 361-2311 for U.S. callers or (409) 937-8761 for international callers (Conference ID: 3095467). The webcast can be accessed at http://investors.adaptivebiotech.com.
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. For more information, please visit adaptivebiotech.com.
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 Adaptive Biotechnologies’s expected financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019, 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,” “expect,” “plan,” “believe,” “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 the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") 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 earnings 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:
In addition, Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in our industry or across different industries.
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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):
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