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May 3, 2022

Veracyte Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Grew Total Revenue to $67.8 million, an Increase of 85%

Conference Call and Webcast Today at 4:30 p.m. ET

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2022-- Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

"I am extremely pleased with our team’s strong results in the first quarter,” said Marc Stapley, Veracyte’s chief executive officer. “Last year we assembled the critical elements needed to drive near and long-term growth, including our acquisitions of Decipher Biosciences and HalioDx, complementing our prior acquisition of the nCounter diagnostic platform. We opened this year with the organization re-aligned to fully execute our strategic plan initiatives. With our innovative lab-based business and international reach, enabled by the automated nCounter platform, we are positioned to achieve our vision of improving outcomes for patients all over the world.”

Key Business Highlights:

  • Increased first quarter total revenue by 85% to $67.8 million, compared to the first quarter of 2021;
  • Grew test volumes to 23,245, an increase of 61% compared to the first quarter of 2021;
  • Announced that new, expanded data will be presented at the upcoming American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2022 International Conference on the Percepta Nasal Swab test’s performance in current and former smokers with lung nodules, regardless of their smoking history burden;
  • Announced that three abstracts will be presented at the upcoming American Urological Association conference highlighting new data on the genomic underpinnings of prostate and bladder cancers, derived from analyses of the Decipher GRID database;
  • Introduced the Veracyte Biopharma Atlas, a unique pan-cancer database of comprehensive biomarkers linked to clinical outcome data leveraging Veracyte’s unique multi-omic and immuno-oncology capabilities, at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in April;
  • Announced that an updated clinical practice guideline, as well as a review article and separate commentary, were published in journals of the American Thoracic Society and highlight the role of the Envisia Genomic Classifier in the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF); and
  • Ended the first quarter of 2022 with cash and cash equivalents of $163.6 million.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2022 was $67.8 million, compared to $36.7 million in the first quarter of 2021. Testing revenue was $56.0 million, an increase of 69% compared to $33.1 million in the first quarter of 2021 driven by the strong performance of our Decipher urology portfolio. Product revenue was $3.0 million, a decrease of 3% compared to $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2021 as volume growth was offset by an approximately 5% currency headwind due to a decline in exchange rates. Biopharmaceutical and other revenue was $8.8 million, an increase of $8.2 million compared to $0.6 million in the first quarter of 2021, driven primarily by the contribution of the HalioDx acquisition.

Total gross margin for the first quarter of 2022, including the amortization of acquired intangible assets, was 58%, compared to 62% in the first quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP gross margin, excluding the amortization of acquired intangible assets and other acquisition related expenses was 65%, compared to 66% in the first quarter of 2021.

Operating expenses, excluding cost of revenue, were $54.4 million, a decrease of 20% compared to the first quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP operating expenses, excluding the cost of revenue, amortization of acquired intangible assets and other acquisition related expenses, were $49.1 million compared to $31.9 million in the first quarter of 2021.

First quarter 2022 net loss was $14.5 million, an improvement of 65% compared to the first quarter of 2021. Basic and diluted net loss per common share was $0.20, an improvement of 70% compared to the first quarter of 2021. Net cash used by operating activities in the first quarter of 2022 was $8.9 million, an improvement of $31.7 million compared to the first quarter of 2021.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

2022 Financial Outlook

The company is currently projecting full year 2022 total revenue of $265 million to $275 million, representing year-over-year growth of 21% to 25% compared to the prior year. This compares to our prior 2022 total revenue guidance of $260 million to $275 million.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Veracyte will host a conference call and webcast today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company's financial results and provide a general business update. The conference call will be webcast live from the company’s website and will be available via the following link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/iy7oapub. The webcast should be accessed 10 minutes prior to the conference call start time. A replay of the webcast will be available for one year following the conclusion of the live broadcast and will be accessible on the company’s website at https://investor.veracyte.com/events-presentations.

The conference call can be accessed as follows:

U.S./Canada participant dial-in number (toll-free):

(855) 541-0980

International participant dial-in number:

(970) 315-0440

Conference I.D.:

3848138

About Veracyte

Veracyte (Nasdaq: VCYT) is a global diagnostics company that improves patient care by answering important clinical questions to inform diagnosis and treatment decisions. Our growing menu of advanced diagnostic tests help patients avoid risky, costly procedures and interventions, and reduce time to appropriate treatment. Our tests address eight of the ten most prevalent cancers as defined by incidence in the United States. In addition to making our tests available in the United States through our central laboratories, our exclusive license to our best-in-class diagnostics instrument positions us to deliver our tests to patients worldwide through laboratories that can perform them locally. Veracyte is based in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.veracyte.com and follow the company on Twitter (@veracyte).

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, our statements related to our expected total revenue and other financial and operating results for 2022 and our plans, objectives, expectations (financial and otherwise) or intentions with respect to our Prosigna, Afirma, Percepta, Envisia, LymphMark, Decipher Prostate, Percepta Nasal Swab, Percepta Genomic Atlas and Decipher Bladder tests and products, including our biopharma atlas, for use in diagnosing and treating diseases, Medicare coverage, and our commercial organization. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “appears,” "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "expect," "believe," "should," "may," "will," “positioned,” “designed” and similar references to future periods. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from our predictions, and include, but are not limited to our ability to launch, commercialize and receive reimbursement for our products, to successfully integrate the HalioDx and Decipher businesses and execute on our business plans; continue to scale our global operations and enhance our internal control environment; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its variants on our business and general economic conditions; and the performance and utility of our tests in the clinical environment. Additional factors that may impact these forward-looking statements can be found under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 28, 2022, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed for the three months ended March 31, 2022. Copies of these documents, when available, may be found in the Investors section of our website at www.investor.veracyte.com. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and, except as required by law, we specifically disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements or reasons why actual results might differ, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Veracyte, the Veracyte logo, HalioDx, Decipher, Decipher GRID, Afirma, Percepta, Envisia, Prosigna, LymphMark, Immunoscore, TMExplore, Brightplex, Immunosign, “Know by Design” and “More about You” are registered trademarks of Veracyte, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the U.S. and selected countries. nCounter is the registered trademark of NanoString Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and selected countries and used by Veracyte under license.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables contain, and reference certain non‐GAAP results including non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, and non-GAAP loss from operations. These measures are not meant to be considered superior to or a substitute for financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool.

We use non-GAAP measures to internally evaluate and analyze financial results. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with useful supplemental information about the financial performance of our business, enable comparison of financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance, and enable comparison of our financial results with other public companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures. However, the non-GAAP measures we present may be different from those used by other companies.

We exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses relating to our acquisitions of Decipher Biosciences and HalioDx from certain of our non-GAAP measures. Management has excluded the effects of these items in non-GAAP measures to help investors gain a better understanding of the core operating results and future prospects of the company, consistent with how management measures and forecasts the company's performance, especially when comparing such results to previous periods or forecasts. The company 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 our GAAP results and non‐GAAP financial measures are presented in the tables of this release.

VERACYTE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands of dollars, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

Testing revenue

$

55,980

 

 

$

33,078

 

Product revenue

 

2,979

 

 

 

3,059

 

Biopharmaceutical and other revenue

 

8,824

 

 

 

566

 

Total revenue

 

67,783

 

 

 

36,703

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (1):

 

 

 

Cost of testing revenue

 

17,523

 

 

 

10,832

 

Cost of product revenue

 

1,575

 

 

 

1,490

 

Cost of biopharmaceutical and other revenue

 

4,615

 

 

 

81

 

Research and development

 

9,166

 

 

 

5,336

 

Selling and marketing

 

23,754

 

 

 

16,296

 

General and administrative

 

20,912

 

 

 

46,282

 

Intangible asset amortization

 

5,486

 

 

 

1,801

 

Total operating expenses

 

83,031

 

 

 

82,118

 

Loss from operations

 

(15,248

)

 

 

(45,415

)

Other income (loss), net

 

784

 

 

 

(248

)

Loss before income taxes

 

(14,464

)

 

 

(45,663

)

Income tax benefit

 

(3

)

 

 

(3,795

)

Net loss

$

(14,461

)

 

$

(41,868

)

Net loss per common share, basic and diluted

$

(0.20

)

 

$

(0.66

)

Shares used to compute net loss per common share, basic and diluted

 

71,229,672

 

 

 

63,331,702

 

1. Cost of revenue, research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses include the following stock-based compensation related expenses:

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

Cost of revenue

$

271

 

$

131

Research and development

 

1,656

 

 

844

Selling and marketing

 

1,046

 

 

1,037

General and administrative

 

3,882

 

 

1,843

Total stock-based compensation expense

$

6,855

 

$

3,855

VERACYTE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Net loss

$

(14,461

)

 

$

(41,868

)

Other comprehensive loss:

 

 

 

Change in currency translation adjustments

 

(5,598

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net comprehensive loss

$

(20,059

)

 

$

(41,868

)

VERACYTE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

2022

 

2021

 

(Unaudited)

 

(See Note 1)

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

163,615

 

$

173,197

Accounts receivable

 

42,481

 

 

41,461

Supplies and inventory

 

12,372

 

 

11,225

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

20,015

 

 

17,219

Total current assets

 

238,483

 

 

243,102

Property and equipment, net

 

16,299

 

 

15,098

Right-of-use assets, operating leases

 

15,663

 

 

16,043

Intangible assets, net

 

196,228

 

 

202,731

Goodwill

 

704,368

 

 

707,904

Restricted cash

 

749

 

 

749

Other assets

 

1,799

 

 

2,198

Total assets

$

1,173,589

 

$

1,187,825

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

11,273

 

$

12,360

Accrued liabilities

 

38,543

 

 

39,475

Current portion of long-term debt

 

1,079

 

 

1,127

Current portion of deferred revenue

 

4,878

 

 

4,646

Current portion of acquisition-related contingent consideration

 

2,703

 

 

2,682

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

3,849

 

 

3,630

Current portion of other liabilities

 

218

 

 

231

Total current liabilities

 

62,543

 

 

64,151

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

 

278

 

 

343

Deferred tax liabilities

 

4,983

 

 

5,592

Acquisition-related contingent consideration, net of current portion

 

5,732

 

 

5,722

Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

13,485

 

 

14,096

Other liabilities

 

1,378

 

 

1,407

Total liabilities

 

88,399

 

 

91,311

Total stockholders’ equity

 

1,085,190

 

 

1,096,514

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

1,173,589

 

$

1,187,825

 

 

 

 

1. The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2021 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date included in the Company's Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission dated February 28, 2022.

 

VERACYTE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(in thousands of dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(14,461

)

 

$

(41,868

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

6,556

 

 

 

2,550

 

Stock-based compensation

 

6,645

 

 

 

3,855

 

Benefit from income taxes

 

(3

)

 

 

(3,795

)

Interest on end-of-term debt obligation

 

53

 

 

 

53

 

Noncash lease expense

 

587

 

 

 

258

 

Revaluation of acquisition-related contingent consideration

 

31

 

 

 

192

 

Effect of foreign currency on operations

 

131

 

 

 

82

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(3,575

)

 

 

(3,748

)

Supplies and inventory

 

(1,201

)

 

 

(10

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(2,139

)

 

 

132

 

Other assets

 

451

 

 

 

(58

)

Operating lease liabilities

 

(597

)

 

 

(373

)

Accounts payable

 

(960

)

 

 

1,931

 

Accrued liabilities and deferred revenue

 

(390

)

 

 

238

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(8,872

)

 

 

(40,561

)

Investing activities

 

 

 

Acquisition of Decipher Biosciences, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

 

(574,411

)

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(2,453

)

 

 

(1,196

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(2,453

)

 

 

(575,607

)

Financing activities

 

 

 

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock in a public offering, net of issuance costs

 

 

 

 

593,821

 

Payment of long-term debt

 

(100

)

 

 

 

Payment of taxes on vested restricted stock units

 

(1,447

)

 

 

(6,774

)

Proceeds from the exercise of common stock options and employee stock purchases

 

3,537

 

 

 

3,965

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

1,990

 

 

 

591,012

 

Decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(9,335

)

 

 

(25,156

)

Effect of foreign currency on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(247

)

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(9,582

)

 

 

(25,156

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

173,946

 

 

 

349,967

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

164,364

 

 

$

324,811

 

 

 

 

 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH

(Unaudited)

(In thousands of dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

2022

 

2021

Cash and cash equivalents

$

163,615

 

$

173,197

Restricted cash

 

749

 

 

749

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

164,364

 

$

173,946

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

(In thousands of dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments

 

 

 

GAAP

 

Acquisition Related Expenses (1)

 

Intangible Assets Amortization Expense

 

Other

 

Total Non-GAAP Measure

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenue

$

67,783

 

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

67,783

 

Cost of testing revenue

 

17,523

 

 

 

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,470

 

Cost of product revenue

 

1,575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,575

 

Cost of biopharmaceutical and other revenue

 

4,615

 

 

 

133

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,482

 

Intangible asset amortization (2)

 

4,953

 

 

 

 

 

4,953

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin $

 

39,117

 

 

 

186

 

 

4,953

 

 

 

 

44,256

 

Gross margin %

 

58

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

9,166

 

 

 

642

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,524

 

Selling and marketing

 

23,754

 

 

 

1,216

 

 

 

 

 

 

22,538

 

General and administrative

 

20,912

 

 

 

2,890

 

 

 

 

 

 

18,022

 

Intangible asset amortization

 

533

 

 

 

 

 

533

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses excluding cost of revenue (3)

 

54,365

 

 

 

4,748

 

 

533

 

 

 

 

49,084

 

Loss from operations

$

(15,248

)

 

$

4,934

 

$

5,486

 

$

 

$

(4,828

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenue

$

36,703

 

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

36,703

 

Cost of testing revenue

 

10,832

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,832

 

Cost of product revenue

 

1,490

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,490

 

Cost of biopharmaceutical and other revenue

 

81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

 

Intangible asset amortization (2)

 

1,636

 

 

 

 

 

1,636

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin $

 

22,664

 

 

 

 

 

1,636

 

 

 

 

24,300

 

Gross margin %

 

62

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

5,336

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,335

 

Selling and marketing

 

16,296

 

 

 

57

 

 

 

 

 

 

16,239

 

General and administrative

 

46,282

 

 

 

35,988

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,294

 

Intangible asset amortization

 

165

 

 

 

 

 

165

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses excluding cost of revenue (3)

 

68,079

 

 

 

36,046

 

 

165

 

 

 

 

31,868

 

Loss from operations

$

(45,415

)

 

$

36,046

 

$

1,801

 

$

 

$

(7,568

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

Includes transaction related expenses as well as post-combination compensation expenses. 2021 adjustments consist primarily of transaction-related expenses associated with the acquisition of Decipher Biosciences. 2022 adjustments consist primarily of post-combination compensation expenses associated with the acquisition of HalioDx.

2.

 

Includes only amortization of intangible assets identified as developed technology assets through purchase accounting transactions, which otherwise would have been allocated to cost of revenue.

3.

 

Includes only amortization of intangible assets, which otherwise would have been allocated to research and development, selling and marketing or general and administrative expense and excludes the cost of revenue ($23.7 and $12.4 million) and the amortization of intangible assets which would have been allocated to the cost of revenue ($5.0 and $1.6 million) for 2022 and 2021 respectively.

 

Investor Contact:
Shayla Gorman
Director, Investor Relations
619-393-1545
investors@veracyte.com

Media Contact:
Tracy Morris
Vice President of Global Corporate Communications
650-380-4413
tracy.morris@veracyte.com

Source: Veracyte, Inc.