Akoya Reports 53% Revenue Growth in the Second Quarter of 2021

8/10/2021, 10:05 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akoya Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKYA) (“Akoya”), The Spatial Biology Company®, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Second Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $13.1 million, as compared to $8.6 million in the second quarter of 2020, representing 53% growth.
  • Strong quarter of reagent sales, with $4.3 million of reagent revenue compared to $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2020.
  • Gross profit was $8.1 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared to $5.3 million in the second quarter of 2020, resulting in a gross profit margin of 62.2%, as compared to 61.6% in the prior year period.

Second Quarter Business Highlights

  • Continued growth in scientific publications related to our platforms: over 135 new publications in the first half of 2021, compared to 109 for all of 2020.
  • Announced seminal publications in Science from Johns Hopkins University describing a novel biomarker signature for response to immune checkpoint inhibitors in melanoma and a multi-institutional study in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer highlighting the analytical robustness and clinical trial readiness of our Phenoptics platform.
  • Launched Advanced Biopharma Solutions (ABS) and a partnership with AstraZeneca delivering spatial biomarker-guided drug development and clinical trials services out of our Marlborough labs.
  • Announced the industry’s first Imaging Innovators (I2) Network to accelerate spatial phenotyping application innovation on CODEX, which is enabled by recently announced partnerships with leading microscopy providers ZEISS, Nikon, CrestOptics and Andor.
  • Appointed Scott Mendel to our board of directors, bringing 25 years of experience as one of the most accomplished executives in the diagnostics industry and a proven track record of transforming innovative technologies into clinical testing solutions.

“Akoya’s performance in the second quarter demonstrates the growth of spatial biology for discovery, translational and clinical research, as well as the continued adoption of our CODEX and Phenoptics solutions. Our dedicated team delivered strong financial results as well as exciting strategic initiatives, which position Akoya for continued growth and leadership in spatial biology,” said Brian McKelligon, CEO of Akoya. “Our strong financial performance will continue to help us execute on our mission of delivering a revolutionary new class of spatially derived biomarkers that empower life sciences researchers to better understand disease and response to therapy.”

Second Quarter Financial Results

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $13.1 million, compared to $8.6 million in the second quarter of 2020.

Product revenue was $10.7 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared to $6.2 million in the prior year period. Within product revenue, instrument revenue was $6.3 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared to $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2020. Reagent revenue was $4.3 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared to $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2020.

Services and other revenue totaled $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2021, as compared to $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2020.

We also monitor instruments sold and installed based as key performance indicators for our business:
 -We sold 31 instruments in second quarter of 2021; 13 CODEX, 18 Phenoptics (includes Polaris, Vectra, and Mantra).
 -Instrument installed base of 618 as of June 30, 2021; CODEX 145, Phenoptics 473.

2021 Guidance

We are refining our revenue guidance for full year 2021 from at least $52.0 million to a range of $52.5 to $53.0 million. The third quarter of 2021 is expected to have revenue growth of approximately 28-30% over the prior year quarter.

Webcast and Conference Call Details

Akoya will host a conference call today, August 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its second quarter 2021 financial results. The dial-in numbers are (833) 562-0146 for domestic callers or (661) 567-1226 for international callers, followed by Conference ID: 8057237. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the “Investors” section of the Company's website at https://investors.akoyabio.com/. The webcast will be archived on the website following the completion of the call for three months.

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 expectations regarding our ability to market and sell our CODEX and Phenoptics platforms and increase awareness of spatial biology technology, 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.

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About Akoya Biosciences

As The Spatial Biology Company®, Akoya Biosciences’ mission is to bring context to the world of biology and human health through the power of spatial phenotyping. The company offers comprehensive single-cell imaging solutions that allow researchers to phenotype cells with spatial context and visualize how they organize and interact to influence disease progression and treatment response. Akoya offers two distinct solutions, the CODEX® and Phenoptics™ platforms, to serve the diverse needs of researchers across discovery, translational and clinical research.

Investor Contact:

David Deuchler
Gilmartin Group LLC

Media Contact:

Michelle Linn
Bioscribe, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
(in thousands)

 June 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents$135,464  $17,006 
Accounts receivable, net 8,158   6,470 
Inventories, net 6,562   4,263 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 7,225   957 
Total current assets 157,409   28,696 
Property and equipment, net 6,020   5,528 
Demo inventory, net 2,504   1,494 
Intangible assets, net 21,644   22,714 
Goodwill 18,262   18,262 
Other non-current assets 503   966 
Total Assets$206,342  $77,660 
Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current assets$13,874  $12,286 
Deferred revenue 4,287   3,844 
Current portion of long-term debt    1,032 
Total current liabilities 18,161   17,162 
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 996   1,008 
Long-term debt, net 32,256   33,488 
Warrant liability    490 
Contingent consideration liability, net of current portion 6,627   6,984 
Other long-term liabilities 481   447 
Total liabilities 58,521   59,579 
Total redeemable convertible preferred stock    69,107 
Total stockholders' equity (deficit) 147,821   (51,026)
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock, and stockholders' equity (deficit)$206,342  $77,660 

Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 Three months ended Six months ended
 June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
 2021 2020 2021 2020
Product revenue$10,719  $6,186  $20,682  $15,115 
Service and other revenue 2,352   2,374   4,601   4,466 
Total revenue 13,071   8,560   25,283   19,581 
Cost of goods sold:           
Cost of product revenue$3,180  $2,538  $6,787  $6,004 
Cost of service and other revenue 1,757   752   2,957   1,611 
Total cost of goods sold$4,937  $3,290  $9,744  $7,615 
Gross profit$8,134  $5,270  $15,539  $11,966 
Operating expenses:           
Selling, general and administrative 10,066   5,105   18,245   11,454 
Research and development 2,947   2,420   6,139   4,792 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration 400   655   826   (906)
Depreciation and amortization 1,099   922   2,108   1,821 
Total operating expenses 14,512   9,102   27,318   17,161 
Loss from operations (6,378)  (3,832)  (11,779)  (5,195)
Other income (expense):           
Interest expense, net (757)  (658)  (1,508)  (1,295)
Change in fair value of warrant liability (858)     (2,728)   
Gain on extinguishment of debt 2,476      2,476    
Other expense, net (52)  (56)  (118)  (161)
Loss before benefit (provision) for income taxes (5,569)  (4,546)  (13,657)  (6,651)
Benefit (provision) for income taxes 6   (39)  12   (77)
Net loss$(5,563) $(4,585) $(13,645) $(6,728)
Dividends accrued on redeemable convertible preferred stock (245)  (1,190)  (1,435)  (2,380)
Accretion of redeemable convertible preferred stock (296)  (296)  (296)  (296)
Adjusted net loss attributable to common stockholders (6,104)  (6,071)  (15,376)  (9,404)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted$(0.20) $(2.65) $(0.94) $(4.11)
Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted 29,974,811   2,292,510   16,415,800   2,290,689 

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