AnPac Bio Reports First Six Months of 2020 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anpac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. . (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States, announced today its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2020.

Financial Highlights for the First Six Months of 2020

  • Total revenues were RMB4.1 million (US$0.6 million) for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3.4% from RMB3.9 million for the first six months of 2019.
  • Gross margin was 45.3% for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3.9 percentage points from 41.4% for the first six months of 2019.
  • The average selling price (“ASP”) of CDA-based tests increased by RMB228, or 114% from the first six months of 2019 to the same period of 2020 primarily due to higher pricing for new contracts and a more favorable distributor mix.
  • Net loss was RMB56.1 million (US$7.9 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to net loss of RMB34.9 million for the first six months of 2019. The net loss for the first six months of 2020 was due in part to one-time charges and expenses of RMB19.4 million related to the Company’s initial public offering (“IPO”) and non-cash share-based compensation of RMB17.5 million.
  • Debt has been dropped significantly (a decrease of approximately 84%) compared to the end of last year (December 31, 2019).

Business Highlights for the First Six Months of 2020

  • The Company successfully listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange on January 30, 2020
  • The San Jose, California US lab received the College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) certification. The lab also began to validate a COVID-19 antibody test on a major supplier’s FDA emergency use approved instrument and expects to commercialize the test in the second half of the year.
  • The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US lab completed renovations and the 1st phase of instrument installation was finalized.
  • Two new products were launched, including a proprietary immunology test named ADME (AnPac Defense Medical Examination) and a new cancer test package named APCS (AnPac Pan Cancer Screening) combining CDA technology with ct-DNA methods.
  • Company continued to receive validation on the efficacy of CDA testing through study follow-ups.  As of June 30, 2020, AnPac Bio had contacted over 22,393 tested individuals in China and received substantive feedback regarding health conditions and disease development from 13,488 individuals.
  • As of June 30, 2020, the Company filed 238 patent applications globally; among these, 128 patents have been granted.
  • The Company continued to build a cancer risk assessment database, which totaled approximately 180,500 samples as of June 30, 2020, including approximately 137,200 samples from commercial CDA-based tests and approximately 43,300 samples from research studies.

Dr. Chris Yu, AnPac Bio’s Chairman and CEO commented: “We have accomplished a number of critical milestones in the first half of the year, including its successful listing on the NASDAQ Global Markets, the launch of two new products, such as our AnPac Defense Medical Examination immunology test. We have continued to work in obtaining the Class III medical device certification in China and laboratory developed test (LDT) designation in the US. We have improved our financial performance with increased revenue, gross margin and average selling price, and reduced our operating loss, with additional cost-cutting measures to take effect during the second half of the year. The above milestones were achieved despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in the period. Looking ahead, we are optimistic about further revenue growth and gross profit increases, and new test qualification and launches in the second half of the year and in future.”  

Financial Results for the First Six Months of 2020

Revenue

Total revenues increased by 3.4% to RMB4.1 million (US$ 0.6 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB3.9 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to an increase in our ASP for the sales of cancer screening and detection tests.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues decreased by 3.5% to RMB2.2 million (US$0.3 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB 2.3 million for the first six months of 2019. The decrease was primarily attributable to the Company’s streamlining of various staffing functions and less staff costs following the Chinese government’s stimulus policies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decrease in our cost of revenues was also attributable to a decrease in outsourced testing expenses, as we performed more tests in our own labs.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit increased by 13.1% to RMB1.8 million (US$0.3 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB1.6 million for the first six months of 2019. Gross margin was 45.3% for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3.9 percentage points from 41.4% for the first six months of 2019.

Selling and Marketing Expenses

Selling and marketing expenses decreased by 24.0% to RMB4.7 million (US$0.7 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB6.1 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to less share-based compensation.

Research and Development Expenses

Research and development expenses increased by 64.4% to RMB7.4 million (US$1.1 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB4.5 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to increased research activities under one of our research projects.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses increased by significantly to RMB50.7 million (US$7.2 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB24.0 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to higher professional service fees, which were primarily related to our IPO.

Interest Expenses

Interest expenses decreased by 59.7% to RMB517,000 (US$73,000) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB1,284,000 for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to our repayment of the short-term loans that were incurred prior to our IPO.

Other Income, Net

Net other income increased by significantly to RMB7.3 million (US$1.0 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB0.8 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to the reversal in fair value of the convertible loans that we borrowed from Zhijun after we repaid these loans.

Net Loss

Net loss was RMB56.1 million (US$7.9 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to net loss of RMB34.9 million for the first six months of 2019. Basic and diluted loss per share was RMB5.12 (US$0.72) for the first six months of 2020, compared to that of RMB4.03 for the first six months of 2019.

Balance Sheet

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB10.0 million (US$1.4 million), compared to RMB6.1 million as of December 31, 2019.

Cash Flow

Net cash used in operating activities was RMB53.9 million (US$7.6 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to RMB22.2 million for the first six months of 2019.

Net cash used in investing activities was RMB1.2 million (US$0.2 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to RMB0.4 million for the first six months of 2019.

Net cash provided by financing activities was RMB58.9 million (US$8.3 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to RMB20.9 million for the first six months of 2019.

Conference Call

The Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 am Eastern Time on September 10, 2020 (5:00 am Pacific Time/8:00 pm Beijing Time) to discuss the financial results for the first six months ended June 30, 2020. To attend this earnings conference call, please use the information below for either dial-in access or webcast access. When prompted, please reference “AnPac Bio/ANPC.”

  Conference Call    
  Date: September 10, 2020  
  Time: 8:00 am ET, U.S.  
  International Toll Free: United States: +1 888-346-8982

Mainland China: +86 400-120-1203

Hong Kong: +852 800-905-945
 
  International: International: +1 412-902-4272  
  Conference ID: AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd.  

Please dial in at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the call to ensure timely participation. For those unable to participate, an audio replay of the conference call will be available from approximately one hour after the end of the live call until September 17, 2020. The dial-in for the replay is +1 877-344-7529 within the United States or +1 412-317-0088 internationally. The replay access code is 10147575.

A live webcast of the call will also be available at https://services.choruscall.com/links/anpc200828.html.

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 30, 2020. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide and first in China among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of May 2020. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Company:
Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations
Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)
Email: phil_case@AnPacbio.com

Investor Relations:
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: tina.xiao@ascent-ir.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company's future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including "believes," "estimates," "anticipates," "expects," "plans," "projects," "intends," "potential," “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” "may," "could," "might," "will," "should," "approximately" or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company's control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities including the CLIA; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

 

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”), except for number of shares and per share data)

             
    December 31,2019   June 30, 2020   June 30, 2020
    RMB   RMB   US$
             
ASSETS            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   6,125   9,967   1,411
Advances to suppliers   1,093   7,525   1,065
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts   1,295   2,219   314
Amounts due from related parties   555   905   128
Inventories   313   205   29
Other current assets   12,790   4,075   577
             
Total current assets   22,171   24,896   3,524
             
Property and equipment, net   18,868   18,819   2,664
Land use rights, net   1,194   1,180   167
Intangible assets, net   5,200   4,896   693
Goodwill   2,223   2,223   315
Long-term investments   2,326   1,613   228
Other assets   1,000   862   120
             
TOTAL ASSETS   52,982   54,489   7,711
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT            
Current liabilities:            
Short-term debt   38,568   6,000   849
Accounts payable   1,800   1,508   213
Advance from customers   2,450   2,363   334
Amounts due to related parties   4,597   2,009   284
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   18,782   14,562   2,061
             
Total current liabilities   66,197   26,442   3,741
Deferred tax liabilities   1,134   1,089   154
Other long-term liabilities   1,575   2,388   338
             
TOTAL LIABILITIES   68,906   29,919   4,233
Commitments and contingencies            

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS — (Continued)

(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”), except for number of shares and per share data)

         
    December 31,2019 June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
    RMB RMB US$
         
Shareholders’ deficit:        
Ordinary shares (US$0.01 par value per share; 100,000,000 and Nil shares authorized as of December 31, 2018 and 2019; 8,596,900 and Nil shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively)        
Class A Ordinary shares   466     556     79  
Class B Ordinary shares   191     193     27  
Additional paid-in capital   257,736     350,383     49,593  
Accumulated deficits    (276,476 )   (332,535 )   (47,067 )
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income   2110     5,572     789  
         
         
Total AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. shareholders’ deficit    (15,973 )   24,169     3,421  
Noncontrolling interests   49     401     57  
         
         
Total shareholders’ deficit    (15,924 )   24,570     3,478  
         
         
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT   52,982     54,489     7,711  
         
         

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”), except for number of shares and per share data)

     
    Six Months Ended June 30,
    2019   2020   2020  
    RMB RMB US$  
Revenues: Notes        
Cancer screening and detection tests   4,076     4,036     571    
Physical checkup packages   (157 )   15     2    
           
           
Total revenues   3,919     4,051     573    
Cost of revenues   (2,295 )   (2,214 )   (313 )  
           
           
Gross Profit   1,624     1,837     260    
           
Operating expenses:          
Selling and marketing expenses   (6,145 )   (4,673 )   (661 )  
Research and development expenses   (4,521 )   (7,433 )   (1,052 )  
General and administrative expenses   (24,031 )   (50,694 )   (7,175 )  
Other operating income   191     49     7    
           
           
Loss from operations   (32,882 )   (60,914 )   (8,621 )  
           
Non-operating income and expenses:          
Interest expense, net   (1,284 )   (517 )   (73 )  
Foreign exchange loss, net   (1,871 )   (2,045 )   (289 )  
Share of net (loss) gain in equity method investments   204     108     15    
Other income (expense), net   798     7,256     1,027    
           
           
Loss before income taxes   (35,035 )   (56,112 )   (7,941 )  
Income tax benefit   109     35     5    
           
           
Net loss   (34,926 )   (56,077 )   (7,936 )  
           
           
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   (251 )   (18 )   (3 )  
           
           
Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders   (34,675 )   (56,059 )   (7,933 )  
           
           
Loss per share:          
   Ordinary shares - basic and diluted   (4.03 )   (5.12 )   (0.72 )  
           
Weighted average shares outstanding used in calculating basic and diluted loss per share          
   Ordinary shares - basic and diluted   8,603,687     10,952,271     10,952,271    
           
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:          
Fair value change relating to Company's own credit risk on convertible loan   (472 )   (109 )   (15 )  
Foreign currency translation differences   (439 )   3,571     505    
           
           
Total comprehensive loss   (35,837 )   (52,615 )   (7,446 )  
Total comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   (251 )   (18 )   (3 )  
           
Total comprehensive loss attributable to ordinary shareholders   (35,586 )   (52,597 )   (7,443 )  
           
           

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”), except for number of shares and per share data)

  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2019   2020   2020   2019  
  RMB RMB US$ RMB
Operating activities:        
Net loss  (34,924 )   (56,076 )   (7,937 )   (101,621 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization 898     1,513     214     2,664  
Share of net loss (gain) in equity method investments (204 )   (108 )   (15 )   (190 )
Bad debt expense  (234 )   (116 )   (16 )   285  
(Gains) losses on disposal of land use rights and property and equipment   26     4     4  
Foreign exchange loss, net (421 )   3,858     546     4,133  
Share-based compensation 13,483     17,548     2,484     32,855  
Fair value loss on convertible loans   1,659     (7,289 )   (1,032 )   5,296  
Inventory provision 304     37     5     304  
Impairment of long-term investment   820     116     1,320  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Advances to suppliers 2,145     (6,432 )   (910 )   1,714  
Accounts receivable (853 )   (808 )   (114 )   1,286  
Inventories (336 )   71     10     (555 )
Amounts due from related parties (1,259 )   (350 )   (50 )   (286 )
Other current assets (3,778 )   (1,049 )   (148 )   (2,875 )
Other assets 667     138     20     462  
Accounts payable (324 )   (292 )   (41 )   182  
Amounts due to related parties 474     (2,588 )   (366 )   1,060  
Advance from customers (1,069 )   (87 )   (12 )   (1,863 )
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 2,445     (2,531 )   (361 )   8,233  
Other long-term liabilities (822 )   (171 )   (24 )   (920 )
Deferred tax liabilities (44 )   (45 )   (6 )   (88 )
         
         
         
Net cash used in operating activities (22,193 )   (53,931 )   (7,633 )   (48,600 )
         
         
         
Purchases of property and equipment (250 )   (1,180 )   (167 )   (2,790 )
Purchases of intangible assets (115 )   (9 )   (1 )   (371 )
Proceeds from disposal of land use rights   17     2      

 

Proceeds from short-term investments 13,749     191,147     27,055     20,929  
Purchase of short-term investments (13,749 )   (191,147 )   (27,055 )   (20,929 )
Purchase of long-term investments                   (300 )
         
         
         
Net cash used in investing activities (365 )   (1,172 )   (166 )   (3,461 )
         
         
         

 ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS — (Continued)

(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”), except for number of shares and per share data)

  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2019   2020   2020   2019  
  RMB RMB US$ RMB
         
Financing activities:        
Proceeds from short-term borrowings 18,300         24,300  
Payment for short-term borrowings (18,300 )   (8,000 )   (1,132 )   (18,300 )
Proceeds from long-term borrowings   984     139      
Repayment of related party loan       (150 )
Capital contribution from noncontrolling interest holders 10     370     52     610  
Advance from investors 4,812          
Payment for Convertible loans   (17,752 )   (2,513 )    
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares 16,145     100,655     14,247     47,602  
Payment for initial public offering costs (103 )   (17,374 )   (2,459 )   (7,954 )
         
         
Net cash generated from financing activities 20,864     58,883     8,334     46,108  
         
         
         
         
         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 13     62     9     (809 )
         
         
         
         
         
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (1,681 )   3,842     544     (6,762 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 12,887     6,125     867     12,887  
         
         
         
         
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 11,206     9,967     1,411     6,125  
         
         
         
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:        
Interest paid 537     17,752     2,513     1,028  
         
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:        
Purchase of ordinary shares when registered included in advance from investors       25,000  
Purchase of property and equipment included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities (26 )   15     2     15  
         
         

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