LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iSpecimen Inc. (Nasdaq: ISPC) ("iSpecimen" or the "Company"), an online global marketplace that connects scientists in need of biospecimens for medical research with a network of healthcare specimen providers, today reported its financial and operating results for the three- and nine-month period ended September 30, 2022.
"During the third quarter of 2022, iSpecimen achieved record non-COVID revenue of $2.26 million, or 88% of total revenue. Also, representing the fifth quarter in a row of increasing non-COVID revenue for the Company. This exemplifies the durability of our core business model and the investments we've made to date," said Tracy Curley, Interim CEO and CFO. "We remain committed to enhancing the iSpecimen Marketplace platform. We recently launched the Open Feasibilities Dashboard on iSpecimen Marketplace, which allows supplier partners to review potential future research projects at any time and initiate their interest by submitting a proposal. Through these recent initiatives, we are aiming to provide a best in-class platform for researchers and suppliers to connect seamlessly and to improve the biospecimen procurement process. To that end, we have several additional internally developed software projects in the pipeline to support our efforts."
"Having recently stepped into the role of interim CEO, I am excited and encouraged about both our near- and long-term prospects. We are actively pursuing several new multimillion dollar business initiatives. At the same time, we are reviewing the Company's structure, processes and resources to evaluate and identify areas for improvement. We are laser-focused on creating a runway for growth and scale. We look forward to keeping the investment community apprised of our developments as we achieve these milestones," concluded Ms. Curley.
Q3 2022 Financial & Operational Highlights
- Revenue mix in Q3 2022 was comprised of approximately $2.26 million in general specimen revenue and approximately $0.32 million in COVID-related revenue, or 88% and 12% of revenue, respectively, compared to approximately $1.80 million in general specimen revenue and $0.92 million in COVID-related revenue, or 66% and 34% of revenue, respectively the same period a year ago. This resulted in a 26% increase in general specimen revenue for Q3 2022 compared to the same prior year's period, marking a record all-time high for the Company for non-COVID-19 revenue.
- Unique supplier organizations under agreement were 217 as of September 30, 2022, up from 214 as of June 30, 2022.
- Unique customer organizations who have purchased from iSpecimen totaled 480 as of September 30, 2022, an increase of 21% over Q3 2021.
- iSpecimen Marketplace had nearly 6,500 registered research and supplier users as of September 30, 2022, up 32%over Q3 2021.
Recent Corporate Updates
- Launched Marketplace onsite program to optimize biospecimen procurement process for sample providers. With this extra layer of support, iSpecimen and its partners will be able to expand and streamline access to biospecimens for research.
- Appointed Tracy Curley as Interim CEO. In addition, Ms. Curley remains CFO and Treasurer.
Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2022
Revenue for the third quarter of 2022 was approximately $2.6 million, compared to approximately $2.7 million for the third quarter of 2021. The decreases in revenue for the three-month period in 2022 were primarily attributable to the continuing decline in sales of COVID-19 specimens, when compared to the same period in the prior year.
Cost of revenue was approximately $1.2 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to approximately $0.9 million for the third quarter of 2021. The third quarter 2022 increase was attributable to a 45% increase in the average cost per specimen impacted by the specimen mix, offset somewhat by an 11% decrease in the number of specimens accessioned for the current period compared to the same prior year's period.
General and administrative expenses were approximately $2.2 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to approximately $1.6 million for the third quarter of 2021. The increases were primarily attributable to an increase in costs related to compensation, severance costs, stock compensation, directors' and officers' insurance and operating and maintenance expenses.
Net loss was approximately $3.1 million, or $(0.35) per share, for the third quarter 2022, compared to net loss of approximately $1.6 million, or $(0.22) per share, for the same period in 2021.
Cash was approximately $20.7 million as of September 30, 2022, compared to approximately $27.7 million as of December 31, 2021.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast today, November 8, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time featuring remarks by Tracy Curley, Interim CEO and CFO.
|Event:||iSpecimen Third Quarter 2022 Results Conference Call|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 8, 2022|
|Time:||8:30 a.m. Eastern Time|
|Live Call:||+1-844-826-3033 (U.S. Toll Free) or +1-412-317-5185 (International)|
For interested individuals unable to join the conference call, a replay will be available through November 22, 2022, at +1-844-512-2921 (U.S. Toll Free) or +1-412-317-6671 (International). Participants must use the following code to access the replay of the call: 10172498. An archived version of the webcast will also be available on iSpecimen's Investor Relations site: https://ispecimen.irpass.com/.
iSpecimen (Nasdaq: ISPC) offers an online marketplace for human biospecimens, connecting scientists in commercial and non-profit organizations with healthcare providers that have access to patients and specimens needed for medical discovery. Proprietary, cloud-based technology enables scientists to intuitively search for specimens and patients across a federated partner network of hospitals, labs, biobanks, blood centers and other healthcare organizations. For more information, please visit www.ispecimen.com.
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Condensed Balance Sheets
|September 30,||December 31,|
|Accounts receivable - unbilled||1,311,222||1,739,020|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $215,845 and $269,170 at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively||1,784,805||3,002,442|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||341,555||327,035|
|Tax credit receivable, net of current portion||140,873||140,873|
|Total current assets||24,236,174||32,948,349|
|Property and equipment, net||19,194||32,781|
|Internally developed software, net||3,434,344||2,710,867|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Operating lease current obligation||155,595||—|
|Term loan, net of debt discount -current||816,667||—|
|Total current liabilities||2,833,338||2,505,394|
|Operating lease long-term obligation||67,985||—|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 8,918,571 issued, and 8,887,571 outstanding at September 30, 2022 and 8,764,479 issued and 8,733,479 outstanding at December 31, 2021||888||873|
|Additional paid-in capital||68,528,387||67,810,289|
|Treasury stock, 31,000 shares at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, at cost||(172||)||(172||)|
|Total stockholders' equity||22,423,460||29,791,588|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||27,939,939||$||35,719,598|
Condensed Statements of Operations
|Nine months ended September 30,||Three months ended September 30,|
|Cost of revenue||3,347,392||4,026,680||1,181,562||913,833|
|Sales and marketing||2,530,619||1,690,085||832,625||513,107|
|General and administrative||5,620,393||4,144,989||2,234,886||1,636,346|
|Total operating expenses||15,485,214||12,516,465||5,684,471||4,177,607|
|Loss from operations||(8,044,454||)||(3,930,248||)||(3,101,059||)||(1,459,073||)|
|Other income (expense), net|
|Loss on extinguishment of bridge notes and bridge notes, related parties||—||(2,740,425||)||—||—|
|Change in fair value of derivative liability on convertible notes||—||(271,000||)||—||—|
|Loss on extinguishment of convertible notes and convertible notes, related parties||—||(260,185||)||—||—|
|Other expense, net||9,778||(21,756||)||3,148||(21,687||)|
|Change in fair value of derivative liability on bridge notes and bridge notes, related parties||—||1,582,700||—||—|
|Gain on extinguishment of note payable||—||788,156||—||—|
|Total other income (expense), net||(41,787||)||(2,981,180||)||5,369||(93,950||)|
|Net loss per share|
|Basic and diluted||$||(0.92||)||$||(2.17||)||$||(0.35||)||$||(0.22||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding|
|Basic and diluted||8,822,423||3,190,060||8,878,888||6,960,330|