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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

November 7, 2023



Cytek Biosciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-40632   47-2547526

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


47215 Lakeview Boulevard

Fremont, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (877) 922-9835

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   CTKB   Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 2.02

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On November 7, 2023, Cytek Biosciences, Inc. issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023. The press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





Description of Exhibit

99.1    Press release dated November 7, 2023
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

The information furnished in this Current Report under Item 2.02 and the exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    Cytek Biosciences, Inc.
Date: November 7, 2023     By:  

/s/ Wenbin Jiang, Ph.D.


Wenbin Jiang, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer


Exhibit 99.1

Cytek Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

FREMONT, Calif., November 7, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cytek® Biosciences, Inc. (“Cytek Biosciences” or “Cytek”) (Nasdaq: CTKB), a leading cell analysis solutions company, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023.

Recent Highlights



Total revenue was $48.0 million, representing 19% growth over the third quarter of 2022



Total revenue on a non-GAAP constant currency basis was $47.7 million



Organic revenue was $41.2 million, representing an increase of 2% compared to the third quarter of 2022. Third quarter revenue from the product lines acquired from Luminex Corporation on February 28, 2023, was $6.8 million



Achieved ISO 13485 Quality Management System certification at headquarters in Fremont, California



Completed transition of manufacturing of Guava® instruments from Luminex’s U.S. based facility to Cytek’s Wuxi, China location



Repurchased 1,155,229 shares of common stock during the third quarter at an aggregate cost of $8.4 million, and a total of 1,281,011 shares of common stock at an aggregate cost of approximately $9.4 million since the stock repurchase program was announced in May 2023

“While we continue to experience macroeconomic headwinds within our industry, I am pleased with our team’s commitment to effectively navigate this evolving and challenging environment,” said Dr. Wenbin Jiang CEO of Cytek Bioscience. “We are diligently focused on improving operational efficiencies across our business and aligning our overall cost structure to ensure we remain an agile organization in the best possible position to drive growth and deliver profitability. As market pressures persist, we remain focused on execution across our key strategic pillars, maintaining our position of financial strength and advancing next generation cell analysis as an industry leader.”

Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Total revenue for the third quarter of 2023 was $48.0 million, a 19% increase over the third quarter of 2022. This included $6.8 million of revenue from the products lines acquired from Luminex on February 28, 2023. Excluding revenue from this acquisition, organic revenue was $41.2 million, a 2% increase compared to the same period of the prior year. On a constant currency basis, total revenue for the third quarter of 2023 was $47.7 million.

Gross profit was $27.2 million for the third quarter of 2023, an increase of 1% compared to a gross profit of $26.9 million in the third quarter of 2022. Gross profit margin was 57% in the third quarter of 2023 compared to 66% in the third quarter of 2022. Adjusted gross profit margin, after adjusting for stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, was 59% in the third quarter of 2023 compared to 68% in the third quarter of 2022.

Operating expenses were $33.6 million for the third quarter of 2023, a 32% increase from $25.5 million in the third of 2022. The increases in operating expenses were primarily due to expenses related to increased headcount from the Luminex acquisition and personnel-related expenses across sales and marketing, research and development and general administrative. These expenses included an increase in trade shows and other sales and marketing costs, and an increase in fixed assets and intangible assets amortization costs.

Research and development expenses were $11.2 million for the third quarter of 2023 compared to $8.7 million for the third quarter of 2022.

Sales and marketing expenses were $12.1 million for the third quarter of 2023 compared to $8.8 million for the third quarter of 2022.

General and administrative expenses were $10.4 million for the third quarter of 2023, an increase from $8.0 million for the third quarter of 2022.

Loss from operations in the third quarter of 2023 was $6.4 million compared to income from operations of $1.4 million in the third quarter of 2022. Net loss in the third quarter of 2023 was $6.5 million compared to a net income of $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2023 was $3.7 million compared to $7.3 million in the third quarter of 2022, after adjusting for stock-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange impacts.

Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments in marketable securities were approximately $288.0 million as of September 30, 2023, compared to $344.0 million as of December 31, 2022. The decline was primarily due to the acquisition of business lines from Luminex and Cytek’s repurchase of stock in 2023.

Please refer to Cytek’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, expected to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2023, for Cytek’s results of operations and financial condition for the third quarter of 2023.

2023 Outlook

Cytek Biosciences expects full year 2023 total revenue to be in the range of $188 million to $192 million, representing growth of 15% to 17% over full year 2022. This includes an expected revenue contribution from our organic business to be approximately flat versus 2022 and in the range of $25 million to $30 million from the Luminex flow cytometry and imaging business, which was acquired on February 28, 2023.

Webcast Information

Cytek will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter 2023 financial results on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at investors.cytekbio.com.

About Cytek Biosciences, Inc.

Cytek Biosciences (Nasdaq: CTKB) 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 precision and sensitivity. Cytek’s FSP platform includes its core instruments, the Cytek Aurora and Northern Lights systems; its cell sorter, the Cytek Aurora CS; the flow cytometer and imaging products under the Amnis® and Guava® brands; and 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. More information about the company and its products is available at www.cytekbio.com.

Cytek’s products are for research use only and not for use in diagnostic procedures (other than Cytek’s Northern Lights-CLC system and certain reagents, which are available for clinical use in China and the European Union).

Cytek, Full Spectrum Profiling, FSP, Cytek Aurora, Northern Lights, Amnis and Guava are 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 X (formerly 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 X 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 periods ended September 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022. Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures, including “Adjusted gross profit margin,” “Adjusted EBITDA” and revenue on a “constant currency basis” 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. Cytek calculates constant currency revenue growth rates by applying the prior period weighted average exchange rates to current period results. Cytek presents constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying business performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. 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’s plans to improve operational efficiencies across its business and aligning its overall cost structure; Cytek’s business strategy and its ability to execute on the strategy; Cytek’s plans to maintain its position of financial strength and advance next generation cell analysis as an industry leader; and Cytek’s expectations regarding full year 2023 total revenue, including expected revenue contribution from its organic business and from the acquired Luminex flow cytometry and imaging business. 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 global economic and market conditions; Cytek’s ability to evaluate its prospects for future viability and predict future performance; Cytek’s ability to accurately forecast customer demand and adoption of its products; Cytek’s ability to successfully integrate the acquired Luminex business and recognize the anticipated benefits of the transaction; Cytek’s dependence on certain sole and single source suppliers; competition; market acceptance of Cytek’s current and potential products; Cytek’s ability to manage the growth and complexity of its organization, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain key employees; Cytek’s ability to maintain, protect and enhance its intellectual property; and Cytek’s 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’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q 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’s forward-looking statements. Although Cytek 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 as of the date hereof, and Cytek 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’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Media Contact:

Stephanie Olsen

Lages & Associates

(949) 453-8080


Investor Contact:

Paul Goodson

Head of Investor Relations

Cytek Biosciences


Cytek Biosciences, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)



     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

   September 30,
    September 30,
    September 30,
    September 30,
     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)     (unaudited)  

Revenue, net:



   $ 38,441     $ 36,389     $ 110,065     $ 104,963  


     9,559       4,088       24,717       10,737  













Total revenue, net

     48,000       40,477       134,782       115,700  













Cost of sales:



     16,205       10,606       45,557       34,153  


     4,617       3,009       12,847       9,947  













Total cost of sales

     20,822       13,615       58,404       44,100  













Gross profit

     27,178       26,862       76,378       71,600  

Operating expenses:


Research and development

     11,171       8,650       33,282       25,111  

Sales and marketing

     12,076       8,810       37,587       24,201  

General and administrative

     10,351       8,042       33,217       24,176  













Total operating expenses

     33,598       25,502       104,086       73,488  













Income (loss) from operations

     (6,420     1,360       (27,708     (1,888

Other income (expense):


Interest expense

     (595     (649     (1,677     (1,886

Interest income

     1,622       1,584       4,965       1,993  

Other income (expense), net

     1,208       (445     4,600       (1,073













Total other income (expense), net

     2,235       490       7,888       (966













Income (loss) before income taxes

     (4,185     1,850       (19,820     (2,854

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

     2,271       224       (2,169     (1,620













Net income (loss)

   $ (6,456   $ 1,626     $ (17,651   $ (1,234













Less: net income (loss) allocated to noncontrolling interests

     —         40       —         281  













Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (6,456   $ 1,666     $ (17,651   $ (953













Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders per share, basic

   $ (0.05   $ 0.01     $ (0.13   $ (0.01













Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders per share, diluted

   $ (0.05   $ 0.01     $ (0.13   $ (0.01













Weighted-average shares used in calculating net loss per share, basic

     136,173,278       134,711,701       135,862,905       134,342,059  













Weighted-average shares used in calculating net loss per share, diluted

     136,173,278       138,709,335       135,862,905       134,342,059  













Comprehensive income (loss):


Net income (loss)

   $ (6,456   $ 1,626     $ (17,651   $ (1,234

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax

     165       (758     (856     (1,427

Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities

     15       —         (26     —    













Net comprehensive income (loss)

   $ (6,276   $ 868     $ (18,533   $ (2,661













Cytek Biosciences, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets



(In thousands, except share and per share data)

   September 30,
    December 31,
     (unaudited)     (audited)  



Current assets:


Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 163,629     $ 296,601  

Restricted cash

     —         2,899  

Marketable securities

     124,392       44,548  

Trade accounts receivable, net

     55,402       48,864  


     66,875       48,154  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     12,017       12,954  







Total current assets

     422,315       454,020  







Deferred income tax assets, noncurrent

     24,080       20,459  

Property and equipment, net

     17,415       13,682  

Operating lease right-of-use assets

     11,703       13,883  


     16,457       10,144  

Intangible assets, net

     24,292       4,331  

Other noncurrent assets

     3,168       2,957  







Total assets

   $ 519,430     $ 519,476  







Liabilities and stockholders’ equity


Current liabilities:


Trade accounts payable

   $ 4,711     $ 4,805  

Legal settlement liability, current

     2,600       2,163  

Accrued expenses

     20,514       21,126  

Other current liabilities

     7,821       7,960  

Deferred revenue, current

     23,047       12,986  







Total current liabilities

     58,693       49,040  







Legal settlement liability, noncurrent

     16,095       15,596  

Deferred revenue, noncurrent

     14,958       13,124  

Operating lease liability, noncurrent

     10,139       12,312  

Long term debt

     1,736       2,271  

Other noncurrent liabilities

     2,285       1,587  







Total liabilities

   $ 103,906     $ 93,930  







Stockholders’ equity:


Common stock, $0.001 par value; 1,000,000,000 authorized shares as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively; 135,545,663 and 135,365,381 issued and outstanding shares as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively.

     136       135  

Additional paid-in capital

     451,648       442,887  

Accumulated deficit

     (34,681     (17,030

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (1,579     (697

Noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiary

     —         251  







Total stockholders’ equity

   $ 415,524     $ 425,546  







Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 519,430     $ 519,476  







Cytek Biosciences, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures



     Three months ended September 30,  
     2023     2022  
(In thousands, except per share amounts)             

GAAP gross profit

   $ 27,178     $ 26,862  

Stock-based compensation

     829       759  

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

     458       64  







Non-GAAP gross profit

   $ 28,465     $ 27,685  







GAAP gross profit %

     57     66

Non-GAAP gross profit %

     59     68

GAAP Net income (loss)

   $ (6,456   $ 1,626  

Depreciation and Amortization

     2,561       1,452  

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

     2,271       224  

Interest Income

     (1,622     (1,584

Interest Expense

     595       649  

Foreign currency exchange loss, net

     613       570  

Stock-based compensation

     5,758       4,359  







Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 3,720     $ 7,296  







Three months ended September 30,



   2023     2022  

As reported

   $ 48,000     $ 40,477  

Non-GAAP constant currency

     47,703       40,501  







FX Impact [$]

   $ (297   $ 24  







FX Impact [%]

     -0.6     0.1