Seer Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Expanded installed base and booked initial revenue for Proteograph Product Suite
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEER), a life sciences company commercializing a disruptive new platform for proteomics, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.
“I am incredibly proud of our team and the strides we are making to transform proteomics and empower the scientific community,” said Omid Farokhzad, Chair and Chief Executive Officer. “The performance of the Proteograph Product Suite in customers’ hands has exceeded our expectations, and I am excited about the early data they are generating. This strong progress further substantiates our belief that Seer’s technology will open up a new gateway to the proteome and advance our understanding of biology.”
- Shipped and installed the Proteograph Product Suite to additional sites, including the first international customer
- Booked initial revenue for the Proteograph Product Suite
- Made strong progress in the Limited Release phase of commercialization; on track to achieve a high single digit number of Limited Release customers in 2021
- Continued to see momentum in the market with early customers excited by their data, submitting abstracts, preparing for peer-reviewed publications, and securing funding for larger studies
- Accelerated entry into the Chinese market through a new distribution partnership with Enlight Medical
Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Revenue was $1.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, as compared to $71,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The increase was the result of commencement of sales of our Proteograph Product Suite and services performed for PrognomIQ. Product revenue was $837,000, related party revenue was $380,000, and grant revenue was $117,000.
Gross profit, inclusive of grant revenue, was $748,000 and gross margin was 56% for the second quarter of 2021.
Operating expenses were $17.4 million for the second quarter of 2021, as compared to $6.4 million for the corresponding prior year period. The increase in expenses was driven by increased compensation, benefit and stock-based compensation expense associated with an increase in personnel, and an increase in costs associated with becoming a publicly traded company.
Net loss was $16.6 million for the second quarter of 2021, as compared to $6.1 million for the corresponding prior year period.
Cash, cash equivalents and investments were approximately $518 million as of June 30, 2021.
Seer will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 1:30 pm Pacific Time / 4:30 pm Eastern Time. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at http://investor.seer.bio. The webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.
Seer is a life sciences company developing transformative products that open up a new gateway to the proteome. Seer is commercializing its Proteograph Product Suite, an integrated solution that includes proprietary engineered nanoparticles, consumables, automation instrumentation and software to perform deep, unbiased proteomic analysis at scale in a matter of hours. Seer designed the Proteograph workflow to be efficient and easy-to-use, leveraging widely adopted laboratory instrumentation to provide a decentralized solution that can be adopted by nearly any lab. Seer’s Proteograph Product Suite is for research use only and is not intended for diagnostic procedures. For more information, please visit www.seer.bio.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to it on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements regarding our timing and ability to enable unbiased, deep and rapid proteomics available at scale, the number of Limited Release customers achieved in 2021, and plans to enter the China market. These and other risks are described more fully in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, to be filed with the SEC on August 12, 2021, and other documents the Company subsequently files with the SEC from time to time. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Cost of revenue:|
|Total cost of revenue||586||—||586||—|
|Research and development||6,935||4,536||13,162||8,758|
|Selling, general and administrative||10,484||1,902||20,816||3,682|
|Total operating expenses||17,419||6,438||33,978||12,440|
|Loss from operations||(16,671||)||(6,367||)||(33,168||)||(12,192||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Total other income (expense)||55||250||123||582|
|Other comprehensive loss:|
|Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities||(62||)||(255||)||(88||)||278|
|Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted||$||(0.27||)||$||(0.63||)||$||(0.55||)||$||(1.25||)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||60,841,657||9,718,393||60,367,433||9,320,520|
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||370,675||$||333,585|
|Accounts receivable, net||896||—|
|Related party receivables||439||99|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||3,208||452|
|Total current assets||525,326||433,128|
|Property and equipment, net||10,776||8,441|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accrued research and development||490||396|
|Deferred rent, current||228||186|
|Total current liabilities||8,355||8,094|
|Deferred rent, net of current portion||2,248||1,899|
|Other noncurrent liabilities||402||717|
|Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020; zero shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively;||—||—|
|Class A common stock, $0.00001 par value; 94,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020; 56,722,925 and 53,395,319 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively;||1||1|
|Class B common stock, $0.00001 par value; 6,000,000 shares authorized as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020; 4,700,338 and 5,865,732 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively;||—||—|
|Additional paid-in capital||614,483||486,915|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||(34||)||54|
|Total stockholders’ equity||526,044||431,609|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||537,049||$||442,319|