Nautilus Biotechnology Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

SEATTLE, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAUT; or “Nautilus”), a company pioneering a single molecule proteome analysis, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Recent Highlights

  • Shared a manuscript titled “Development of highly dense and scalable single protein arrays for single-molecule studies” that demonstrates an important element of creating high quality, high-density, single-molecule protein arrays that allow massively parallel detection and identification.
  • Shared results from our research collaboration with Genentech at the annual meeting of the US Human Proteome Organization in a poster titled ‘Single-Molecule Detection of Isoform-Specific Tau Phosphorylation’.
  • Presented a poster at the American Association of Cancer Research’s annual meeting including data that demonstrated our ability to produce antibodies that bind to trimer and tetramer peptide targets at picomolar affinity.

“Each scientific objective we reach and each business milestone we achieve is designed to get us one step closer to our goal of improving the lives and health of people around the world”, said Sujal Patel, CEO of Nautilus. “With our goal of providing ubiquitous access to the proteome, we hope to expand countless research horizons and enable boundless scientific exploration and discovery. Our team of scientific and engineering innovators is fully aligned towards and committed to realizing these important objectives.”

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Operating expenses were $16.0 million for the first quarter of 2022, a 90% increase from $8.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The increase in operating expenses was driven primarily by an increase in headcount to support ongoing development of our products as well as the costs associated with being a public company.

Net loss was $15.8 million for the first quarter of 2022, as compared to a net loss of $8.4 million for the corresponding prior year period.

Cash, cash equivalents, and investments were $349.0 million as of March 31, 2022.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Nautilus will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter 2022 financial results, business developments and outlook before market open on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 5:30 AM Pacific Time / 8:30 AM Eastern Time. Live audio of the webcast will be available on the “Investors” section of the company website at:

About Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc.

Based in Seattle, Washington, Nautilus is a development stage life sciences company creating a platform technology for quantifying and unlocking the complexity of the proteome. Nautilus’ mission is to transform the field of proteomics by democratizing access to the proteome and enabling fundamental advancements across human health and medicine. To learn more about Nautilus, visit

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Nautilus’ expectations regarding the company’s business operations, financial performance and results of operations; expectations regarding our collaborations and strategic partnerships, including our expectations with respect to the suitability of the Nautilus product platform to investigate proteins and proteoforms, and the ability of our strategic partnership to accelerate technology development and enhance protein detection; and expectations with respect to the functionality and performance of Nautilus’ product platform, its potential impact on providing proteome access, pharmaceutical development and drug discovery, expanding research horizons, and enabling scientific explorations and discovery. These statements are based on numerous assumptions concerning the development of Nautilus’ products and target markets and involve substantial risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could materially affect the accuracy of Nautilus’ assumptions and its ability to achieve the forward-looking statements set forth in this press release include (without limitation) the following: Nautilus’ product platform is not yet commercially available and remains subject to significant scientific and technical development, which is inherently challenging and difficult to predict, particularly with respect to highly novel and complex products such as those being developed by Nautilus. Even if our development efforts are successful, our product platform will require substantial validation of its functionality and utility in life science research. In the course of Nautilus’ scientific and technical development and associated product validation and commercialization, we may experience material delays as a result of unanticipated events. We cannot provide any guarantee or assurance with respect to the outcome of our development, collaboration, and commercialization initiatives or with respect to their associated timelines. For a more detailed description of additional risks and uncertainties facing Nautilus and its development efforts, investors should refer to the information under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as well as in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and our other filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements in this press release are as of the date of this press release. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Nautilus disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Disclosure Information

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Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 (Unaudited)

(in thousands) March 31,
  December 31,
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 188,622     $ 185,619  
Short-term investments   135,495       160,110  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,948       3,493  
Total current assets   327,065       349,222  
Property and equipment, net   2,841       2,483  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   28,852       29,377  
Long-term investments   24,918       16,371  
Other long term assets   997       997  
Total assets $ 384,673     $ 398,450  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 1,487     $ 1,723  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   3,427       3,119  
Current portion of operating lease liability   1,492       970  
Total current liabilities   6,406       5,812  
Operating lease liability, net of current portion   28,558       29,062  
Total liabilities   34,964       34,874  
Stockholders’ equity:      
Preferred stock          
Common stock   12       12  
Additional paid-in capital   446,654       444,388  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (554 )     (184 )
Accumulated deficit   (96,403 )     (80,640 )
Total stockholders’ equity   349,709       363,576  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 384,673     $ 398,450  

Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)   2022       2021  
Operating expenses      
Research and development $ 9,658     $ 4,835  
General and administrative   6,364       3,582  
Total operating expenses   16,022       8,417  
Other income (expense), net   259       8  
Net loss $ (15,763 )   $ (8,409 )
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $ (0.13 )   $ (0.25 )
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted (1)   124,418,580       32,999,880  
(1) The weighted-average number of shares of Common Stock outstanding prior to the Business Combination have been retroactively restated to reflect the exchange ratio of approximately 3.6281 established in the Business Combination.

Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Three Months Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)   2022       2021  
Cash flows from operating activities      
Net loss $ (15,763 )   $ (8,409 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities      
Depreciation   281       214  
Stock-based compensation   2,110       1,336  
Amortization of premiums on securities, net   26       115  
Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets   525       413  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Prepaid expenses and other assets   554       (391 )
Accounts payable   (394 )     724  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   308       (9 )
Operating lease liability   18       (246 )
Net cash used in operating activities   (12,335 )     (6,253 )
Cash flows from investing activities      
Proceeds from maturities of securities   38,575       24,000  
Purchases of securities   (22,912 )      
Purchases of property and equipment   (481 )     (482 )
Net cash provided by investing activities   15,182       23,518  
Cash flows from financing activities      
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   156        
Payments of offering costs         (2,069 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   156       (2,069 )
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   3,003       15,196  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   186,461       37,219  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 189,464     $ 52,415  

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