iSpecimen Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial and Operating Results
LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iSpecimen Inc. (Nasdaq: ISPC) (“iSpecimen” or the “Company”), an online global marketplace that connects scientists in need of biospecimens for medical research with a network of healthcare specimen providers, today reported its financial and operating results for the three- and six-month period ended June 30, 2022.
“During the first half of 2022, we remained intensely focused on refining the iSpecimen Marketplace® platform along with expanding our healthcare specimen provider network. As a result, during the second quarter, we expanded the capabilities of the iSpecimen Marketplace to better support the sourcing of biospecimens critical for medical research and welcomed new healthcare providers specializing in oncology and cardiovascular disease research. Together, these efforts are helping to alleviate supply constraints, which will ultimately help researchers get the specimens they need to advance the pace of medical discovery,” said Christopher Ianelli, MD, PhD, CEO and President of iSpecimen.
“The first half of 2022 also posed challenges outside of our control, namely geopolitical unrest that affected some key suppliers and a difficult economic environment that is impacting some of our research clients. Despite these challenges, we remain extremely confident that the execution of our strategy, along with our investments in technology, supply development, and key personnel will continue to improve our position to gain market share over the coming quarters. I also believe that our leadership, including our senior team and our board, has done a great job of navigating the challenges of the past two years and we look forward to realizing the benefits of the ongoing development work and the restructuring of our marketing and sales processes – and returning to growth,” concluded Dr. Ianelli.
Q2 2022 Financial & Operational Highlights
Recent Corporate Updates
Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2022
Revenue for the second quarter of 2022 was approximately $2.3 million, compared to approximately $2.9 million for the second quarter of 2021. The decrease in revenue was due to was primarily attributable to the continuing decline in sales of COVID-19 specimens, when compared to the same period in the prior year.
Cost of revenue was approximately $1.0 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to approximately $1.5 million for the second quarter of 2021. The decrease was attributable to a 40% decrease in the average cost per specimen impacted by the specimen mix, offset somewhat by a 12% increase in the number of specimens accessioned for the current period compared to the same prior year's period.
General and administrative expenses were approximately $1.6 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to approximately $1.5 million for the second quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to increases in directors’ and officers’ insurance and operating and maintenance expenses, somewhat offset by a reduction in compensation costs.
Net loss was approximately $2.6 million or $(0.30) per share for the second quarter 2022, compared to net loss of approximately $1.4 million or $(0.87) per share for the same period in 2021.
Cash was approximately $23.7 million as of June 30, 2022, compared to approximately 27.7 million as of December 31, 2021.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast today, Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time featuring remarks by Christopher Ianelli, MD, PhD, CEO and President, Tracy Curley, CFO and Treasurer, and Jill Mullan, COO and Secretary.
For interested individuals unable to join the conference call, a replay will be available through August 18, 2022, at +1-844-512-2921 (U.S. Toll Free) or +1-412-317-6671 (International). Participants must use the following code to access the replay of the call: 13730127. An archived version of the webcast will also be available on iSpecimen’s Investor Relations site: https://ispecimen.irpass.com/.
Forward Looking Statements
Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to the risks factors contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict those events or how they may affect the Company. If a change to the events and circumstances reflected in the Company's forward-looking statements occurs, the Company's business, financial condition and operating results may vary materially from those expressed in the Company's forward-looking statements.
Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and the Company assumes no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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