Cytek Biosciences Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

May 11, 2022

First quarter revenue grew 44% compared to prior year

FREMONT, Calif., May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytek® Biosciences, Inc. (“Cytek Biosciences” or “Cytek”) (Nasdaq: CTKB) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Recent Highlights

  • Total revenue was $35.1 million for the first quarter, representing a 44% increase over the corresponding quarter of 2021
  • Expanded the installed base to 1,226 instruments, with 116 instrument placements during the first quarter
  • Continued to see demand across the increasingly diversified portfolio of Cytek’s offerings, including service revenue that has more than doubled from the prior year

“I am pleased with our start to the year, with first quarter revenue growing 44% from the prior year,” said Dr. Wenbin Jiang, CEO of Cytek Biosciences. “In addition to continuing to grow our installed base of instruments, we have also been successfully diversifying our overall revenue base. Our entire portfolio has continued to perform well, and our execution this quarter demonstrates Cytek’s continued drive, as we look to further grow our business over the course of 2022.”

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2022 was $35.1 million, a 44% increase over the first quarter of 2021, with continued demand across the full portfolio of Cytek’s offerings.

Gross profit was $20.2 million for the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 39% compared to a gross profit of $14.5 million in the first quarter of 2021. Gross profit margin was 58% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 60% in the first quarter of 2021. Adjusted gross profit margin in the first quarter of 2022 was 61% compared to 60% in the first quarter of 2021, after adjusting for stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquisition-related intangibles.

Operating expenses were $22.5 million for the first quarter of 2022, a 69% increase from $13.4 million in the first quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to expenses to support continued growth of the business, including further investments in sales and marketing, R&D, and costs related to operating as a public company.

Loss from operations in the first quarter of 2022 was $2.4 million compared to income of $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2021. Net loss in the first quarter of 2022 was $2.2 million compared to net income of $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2022 was $1.9 million compared to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2021, after adjusting for stock-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange impacts.

2022 Outlook
Cytek Biosciences now expects full year 2022 revenue to be closer to the high end of the range of $160 million to $168 million.

Webcast Information
Cytek will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter 2022 financial results on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at investors.cytekbio.com.

About Cytek Biosciences, Inc.
Cytek Biosciences is a leading cell analysis solutions company advancing the next generation of cell analysis tools by delivering high-resolution, high-content and high-sensitivity cell analysis utilizing its patented Full Spectrum Profiling™ (FSP™) technology. Cytek’s novel approach harnesses the power of information within the entire spectrum of a fluorescent signal to achieve a higher level of multiplexing with exquisite sensitivity. Cytek’s FSP platform includes its core instruments, the Aurora and Northern Lights™ systems, the Aurora CS cell sorter, reagents, software and services to provide a comprehensive and integrated suite of solutions for its customers. Cytek is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices and distribution channels across the globe.

Other than Cytek’s Northern Lights CLC system, which is available for clinical use in China and the European Union, Cytek’s products are for research use only – not for use in diagnostic procedures or for clinical purposes.

Cytek, Full Spectrum Profiling, FSP and Northern Lights are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cytek Biosciences, Inc.

In addition to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), press releases, public conference calls and webcasts, Cytek uses its website (www.cytekbio.com), LinkedIn page and corporate Twitter account as channels of distribution of information about its company, products, planned financial and other announcements, attendance at upcoming investor and industry conferences and other matters. Such information may be deemed material information and Cytek may use these channels to comply with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Therefore, investors should monitor Cytek’s website, LinkedIn page, and Twitter account in addition to following its SEC filings, news releases, public conference calls and webcasts.

Statement Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
Cytek has presented certain financial information in accordance with U.S. GAAP and also on a non-GAAP basis for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022. Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures, including “Adjusted gross profit margin” and “Adjusted EBITDA” referenced above, taken in conjunction with GAAP financial measures, provide useful information for both management and investors by excluding certain non-cash and other expenses that are not indicative of the company’s core operating results. Management uses non-GAAP measures to compare the company’s performance relative to forecasts and strategic plans and to benchmark the company’s performance externally against competitors. Non-GAAP information is not prepared under a comprehensive set of accounting rules and should only be used to supplement an understanding of the company’s operating results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Cytek encourages investors to carefully consider its results under GAAP, as well as its supplemental non-GAAP information and the reconciliation between these presentations, to more fully understand its business. Reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP operating results are presented in the accompanying tables of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are subject to the “safe harbor” created by those sections. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “might," "will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “could,” “intend,” “target,” “project,” “contemplate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding Cytek Biosciences’
continued drive as it looks to further grow its business over the course of 2022 and its expectations that full year 2022 revenue will be closer to the high end of the range of $160 million to $168 million. These statements are based on management’s current expectations, forecasts, beliefs, assumptions and information currently available to management. These statements also deal with future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as those relating to market conditions; the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; Cytek Biosciences’ dependence on certain sole and single source suppliers; competition; market acceptance of Cytek Biosciences’ current and potential products; Cytek Biosciences’ ability to manage the growth and complexity of its organization; Cytek Biosciences’ ability to maintain, protect and enhance its intellectual property; and Cytek Biosciences’ ability to continue to stay in compliance with its material contractual obligations, applicable laws and regulations. You should refer to the section entitled “Risk Factors” set forth in Cytek Biosciences’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 17, 2022, Cytek Biosciences’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC and other filings Cytek Biosciences makes with the SEC from time to time for a discussion of important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by Cytek Biosciences’ forward-looking statements. Although Cytek Biosciences believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot provide any assurance that these expectations will prove to be correct nor can it guarantee that the future results, levels of activity, performance and events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Cytek Biosciences as of the date hereof, and Cytek Biosciences disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements provided to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Cytek Biosciences’ views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Media Contact:
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Investor Relations Contact:
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Cytek Biosciences, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)

  Three months ended March 31, 
(In thousands, except share and per share data) 2022  2021 
Revenue, net:      
Product $31,481  $22,700 
Service  3,583   1,572 
Total revenue, net  35,064   24,272 
Cost of sales:      
Product  11,767   7,308 
Service  3,120   2,478 
Total cost of sales  14,887   9,786 
Gross profit  20,177   14,486 
Operating expenses:      
Research and development  8,025   5,094 
Sales and marketing  6,960   4,277 
General and administrative  7,549   3,983 
Total operating expenses  22,534   13,354 
(Loss) income from operations  (2,357)  1,132 
Other income (expense):      
Interest expense  (590)  (375)
Interest income  18   10 
Other expense, net  (374)  (615)
Total other expense, net  (946)  (980)
(Loss) income before income taxes  (3,303)  152 
(Benefit from) provision for income taxes  (1,145)  50 
Net (loss) income $(2,158) $102 
Less: net loss allocated to noncontrolling interests  137   - 
Less: net income allocated to participating securities     (102)
Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $(2,021) $- 
Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders per share, basic $(0.02) $- 
Net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders per share, diluted $(0.02) $- 
Weighted-average shares used in calculating net (loss) income per share, basic  133,902,523   31,557,473 
Weighted-average shares used in calculating net (loss) income per share, diluted  133,902,523   35,757,157 
Comprehensive (loss) income:      
Net (loss) income $(2,158) $102 
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax  14   202 
Net comprehensive (loss) income $(2,144) $304 
         

Cytek Biosciences, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share data) March 31,
2022
  December 31,
2021
 
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $362,506  $364,618 
Trade accounts receivable, net  30,406   29,760 
Inventories  37,982   32,171 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  8,218   5,184 
Total current assets  439,112   431,733 
Deferred income tax assets, noncurrent  10,688   9,173 
Property and equipment, net  6,504   5,851 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  13,839   - 
Goodwill  10,144   10,144 
Intangible assets, net  4,328   4,739 
Other noncurrent assets  1,264   1,665 
Total assets $485,879  $463,305 
Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity      
Current liabilities:      
Trade accounts payable $5,971  $3,034 
Legal settlement liability, current  1,554   1,463 
Accrued expenses  14,640   15,251 
Other current liabilities  8,386   6,352 
Deferred revenue, current  12,252   7,081 
Total current liabilities  42,803   33,181 
Legal settlement liability, noncurrent  14,635   13,745 
Deferred revenue, noncurrent  7,199   9,790 
Operating lease liability, non-current  12,684   - 
Other noncurrent liabilities  1,116   1,204 
Total liabilities $78,437  $57,920 
Commitments and contingencies      
Redeemable convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, zero issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021; aggregate liquidation preference of zero as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.      
Stockholders’ equity:      
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 1,000,000,000 authorized shares as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively; 134,242,930 and 133,749,663 issued and outstanding shares as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.  134   126 
Additional paid-in capital  427,818   423,625 
Accumulated deficit  (21,627)  (19,606)
Accumulated other comprehensive income  911   897 
Noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiary  206   343 
Total stockholders’ equity $407,442  $405,385 
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity $485,879  $463,305 
         

Cytek Biosciences, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
(Unaudited)

 Three Month Ended March 31,
(In thousands, except per share amounts) 2022  2021 
GAAP gross profit$20,177 $14,486 
Stock-based compensation 707  112 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 337  - 
Non-GAAP gross profit$21,221 $14,598 
Non-GAAP gross profit % 61% 60%
   
GAAP operating expenses$22,534 $13,354 
Stock-based compensation (3,130) (344)
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (114) - 
Non-GAAP operating expenses$19,290 $13,010 
   
GAAP income from operations$(2,357)$1,132 
Stock-based compensation 3,837  456 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 451  - 
Non-GAAP income from operations$1,931 $1,588 
   
GAAP net income$(2,158)$102 
Stock-based compensation 3,837  456 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 451  - 
Tax effect of items excluded from non-GAAP results (156) - 
Non-GAAP net income $1,973 $558 
   
GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders$(2,021)$- 
Stock-based compensation 3,837  456 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 451  - 
Tax effect of items excluded from non-GAAP results (156) 
Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders$2,110 $456 
   
GAAP net income per share to common stockholders, diluted$(0.02)$- 
Stock-based compensation per share 0.029  0.01 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 0.003  - 
Tax effect of items excluded from non-GAAP results (0.001) - 
Non-GAAP net income per share to common stockholders, diluted$0.01 $0.01 
   
Average shares outstanding for calculation of non-GAAP net income per share (diluted) 133,902,523  35,757,157 
   
GAAP Net Income$(2,158)$102 
Depreciation and Amortization 1,470  167 
Provision for (Benefits from) Income Taxes (1,145) 50 
Interest Income 18  10 
Interest Expense (590) (375)
Foreign currency exchange loss, net 422  663 
Stock-based compensation 3,837  456 
Adjusted EBITDA$1,854 $1,073 

 



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