Rapid Micro Biosystems Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Reports third quarter 2023 total revenue of $6.1 million, representing growth of 30% compared to third quarter 2022

Reaffirms full year 2023 total revenue guidance of at least $22.0 million, representing growth of approximately 30% compared to full year 2022

LOWELL, Mass., Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: RPID) (the “Company”), an innovative life sciences technology company providing mission critical automation solutions to facilitate the efficient manufacturing and fast, safe release of healthcare products, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023.

Recent Highlights

  • Third quarter total revenue (combined product and service revenue) increased 30% to $6.1 million
  • Third quarter recurring revenue increased 17% to $3.4 million
  • Placed five new Growth Direct systems with customers
  • Added a new top 5 global pharma customer; customer base now includes two-thirds of the global top 20 pharma manufacturers
  • Completed validation of four new customer systems
  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments of $104.0 million as of September 30, 2023

"We are pleased to report that we exceeded our revenue guidance for the third consecutive quarter this year," said Robert Spignesi, President and CEO. "Compared to last year, revenue growth in both our product and service businesses was approximately 30% for the second consecutive quarter. Additionally, our gross margin percentage showed meaningful improvement on both a sequential and year-over-year basis. This performance demonstrates the consistent strong execution of our commercial and operations strategies, and I am proud of our team's ability to navigate the ongoing challenges in the macroeconomic environment. Based on our year-to-date results, we are confident that we are on-track to achieve at least 30% revenue growth in 2023."

Third Quarter Financial Results

Total revenue for the third quarter of 2023 increased 30% to $6.1 million, from $4.7 million in the third quarter of 2022. The Company placed five new Growth Direct® systems and completed the validation of four new customer systems compared to three placements and four validations in the third quarter of 2022. Product revenue increased primarily due to higher system placements in the quarter and service revenue increased due to a larger cumulative number of validated customer systems. Recurring revenue increased 17% to $3.4 million, compared to $2.9 million in the third quarter last year.

Total cost of revenue was $7.8 million in the third quarter of 2023, compared to $7.5 million in the third quarter of 2022, representing an increase of 3%. The increase was primarily due to higher costs to support service-related activity.

Total operating expenses were $12.8 million in the third quarter of 2023, compared to $14.1 million in the third quarter of 2022. The decrease was largely due to nonrecurring costs incurred during the third quarter last year associated with the strategic review process initiated by our Board of Directors in that period.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2023 was $13.4 million, compared to $16.3 million in the third quarter of 2022. The improvement was due to the increase in revenue, the decrease in operating expenses and an increase in interest income. Net loss per share for the third quarter of 2023 was $0.31, compared to $0.38 in the third quarter of 2022.

Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $104.0 million as of September 30, 2023, which the Company continues to expect to provide a cash runway at least into 2026. The Company had no debt outstanding as of September 30, 2023.

2023 Outlook

The Company is reaffirming its full year 2023 total revenue guidance of at least $22.0 million, representing growth of approximately 30% compared to full year 2022, and the placement of at least 15 systems.

Webcast Details

The Company will host a conference call before the market opens today, November 3, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its third quarter 2023 financial results. The live call is accessible on the Company’s website at investors.rapidmicrobio.com and will be archived and available for replay for one year.

About Rapid Micro Biosystems

Rapid Micro Biosystems is an innovative life sciences technology company providing mission critical automation solutions to facilitate the efficient manufacturing and fast, safe release of healthcare products such as biologics, vaccines, cell and gene therapies, and sterile injectables. The Company’s flagship Growth Direct system automates and modernizes the antiquated, manual microbial quality control (“MQC”) testing workflows used in the largest and most complex pharmaceutical manufacturing operations across the globe. The Growth Direct system brings the quality control lab to the manufacturing floor, unlocking the power of MQC automation to deliver the faster results, greater accuracy, increased operational efficiency, better compliance with data integrity regulations, and quicker decision making that customers rely on to ensure safe and consistent supply of important healthcare products. The Company is headquartered and has U.S. manufacturing in Lowell, Massachusetts, with global locations in Lexington, Massachusetts, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.rapidmicrobio.com or follow the Company on Twitter at @rapidmicrobio or on LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s full year 2023 revenue outlook range, cash runway and expected future revenue and growth; expected placements of Growth Direct systems, anticipated timing of such placements and the impact on the Company’s revenue; expectations regarding the Company’s commercial execution for both products and services and improvements to the sales and marketing processes; and expectations regarding the impact of macroeconomic uncertainty on the Company.

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

 Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2023   2022   2023   2022 
Product revenue$4,200  $3,209  $10,693  $8,212 
Service revenue 1,945   1,530   5,489   4,547 
Total revenue 6,145   4,739   16,182   12,759 
Costs and operating expenses:       
Cost of product revenue 5,691   5,627   15,361   13,220 
Cost of service revenue 2,085   1,906   6,134   5,478 
Research and development 3,116   2,973   9,502   9,463 
Sales and marketing 3,498   3,930   10,161   10,870 
General and administrative 6,204   7,189   19,399   19,687 
Total costs and operating expenses 20,594   21,625   60,557   58,718 
Loss from operations (14,449)  (16,886)  (44,375)  (45,959)
Other income (expense):       
Interest income, net 1,093   575   3,169   947 
Other (expense) income, net (26)  (21)  (66)  70 
Total other income (expense), net 1,067   554   3,103   1,017 
Loss before income taxes (13,382)  (16,332)  (41,272)  (44,942)
Income tax expense (benefit) 10   7   23   (583)
Net loss$
(13,392) $
(16,339) $
(41,295) $
Net loss per share — basic and diluted$(0.31) $(0.38) $(0.96) $(1.05)
Weighted average common shares outstanding — basic and diluted 43,080,095   42,517,992   42,985,184   42,404,243 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

 September 30,
 December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$23,786 $27,064
Short-term investments 65,603  81,584
Accounts receivable 3,907  5,369
Inventory 20,193  21,187
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,556  3,372
Total current assets 115,045  138,576
Property and equipment, net 12,870  13,818
Right-of-use assets, net 6,489  7,063
Long-term investments 14,620  29,790
Other long-term assets 856  1,119
Restricted cash 284  284
Total assets$150,164 $190,650
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$3,271 $5,428
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 6,946  8,150
Deferred revenue 4,560  4,706
Lease liabilities, short-term 841  766
Total current liabilities 15,618  19,050
Lease liabilities, long-term 6,504  7,202
Other long-term liabilities 255  229
Total liabilities 22,377  26,481
Total stockholders’ equity 127,787  164,169
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$150,164 $190,650

Unaudited Cash, Cash Equivalents and Investments
(in thousands)

 September 30,
 December 31,
Cash and cash equivalents$23,786 $27,064
Short-term investments 65,603  81,584
Long-term investments 14,620  29,790
Cash, cash equivalents and investments$104,009 $138,438



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