SomaLogic Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

May 11, 2023 at 4:08 PM EDT
  • First quarter 2023 revenue of $20.4 million, representing a decrease of 11% year-over-year; excluding licensing, revenue increased 2% year-over-year
  • Reiterating full year 2023 revenue guidance of $80-84 million
  • Expense reduction initiatives on track and maintaining full year 2023 operating expense targets
  • Cash and investments of $500.6 million, allowing for strategic optionality
  • Management to host conference call today at 4:30pm ET

BOULDER, Colo., May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SomaLogic, Inc., a leader in proteomics technology, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.

“My focus at SomaLogic is fiscal discipline and commercial execution,” said Adam Taich, SomaLogic’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. “We are expanding the ways in which customers can engage with our platform and building our customer base on a global scale. I look forward to working closely with our new board leadership to make the necessary strategic decisions to build a sustainable and profitable business in this dynamic and growing life science industry.”

Recent Strategic Updates

  • Adam Taich, EVP Life Sciences, promoted to interim CEO with a focus on operational execution
  • Board transition adds industry veterans: Jason Ryan as Chairman; Tycho Peterson, Kathy Hibbs, and Tom Carey as Independent Directors
  • Global expansion through new Authorized Sites announced with G42 (UAE) and BioStar (China)
  • Development and manufacturing progress for our 10k SomaScan assay on track for launch by year end
  • Publications in leading scientific journals - Nature, Lancet Gastroenterology and European Heart Journal

First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2023 was $20.4 million, an 11% decrease from $23.0 million in the corresponding period of 2022. Excluding Q1 2022 royalty revenue from NEB, revenue grew 2%.

Gross margin for the three months ended March 31, 2023 was 39.6% compared to 49.3% for the corresponding period of 2022. The decrease was primarily driven by transitory customer mix in the first quarter of 2023.

Research and development expenses grew by $0.3 million, and selling, general and administrative expenses grew by $3.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2023, compared to the corresponding period of 2022. The modest increase aligns with the Company’s previously announced expense reduction initiatives and the focus on investments in commercial infrastructure.

Net loss was $34.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, or a loss of $0.18 per share, as compared to a loss of $4.0 million, or $0.02 per share, in the corresponding period of 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $36.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, compared with an adjusted EBITDA loss of $32.4 million in the corresponding period of 2022.

Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments were $500.6 million as of March 31, 2023.

2023 Financial Guidance

SomaLogic expects revenue for the full year 2023 to range from $80 to $84 million.

Webcast and Conference Call Details

SomaLogic will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 11, 2023 to discuss its first quarter 2023 financial results. Those interested in listening to the conference call should register online using this link. Participants are encouraged to register more than 15 minutes before the start of the call. A live and archived version of the webcast will be available at

About SomaLogic

SomaLogic (Nasdaq: SLGC) seeks to deliver precise, meaningful, and actionable health-management information that empowers individuals worldwide to continuously optimize their personal health and wellness throughout their lives. This essential information, to be provided through a global network of partners and users, is derived from SomaLogic’s personalized measurement of important changes in an individual’s proteins over time. For more information, visit and follow @somalogic on Twitter.

The SomaScan Platform is for Research Use Only (RUO) and has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for diagnostic or patient management purposes.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We present non-GAAP financial measures in order to assist readers of our condensed consolidated financial statements in understanding the core operating results used by management to evaluate and run the business, as well as, for financial planning purposes. Our non-GAAP financial measure, Adjusted EBITDA, provides an additional tool for investors to use in comparing our financial performance over multiple periods.

Adjusted EBITDA is a key performance measure that our management uses to assess its operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA facilitates internal comparisons of our operating performance on a more consistent basis, and we use this measure for business planning, forecasting, and decision-making. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA enhances an investor’s understanding of our financial performance as it is useful in assessing our operating performance from period-to-period by excluding certain items that we believe are not representative of our core business.

Our Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies because they may not calculate this measure in the same manner. Adjusted EBITDA is not prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation of, or as an alternative to, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. When evaluating our performance, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, including net loss.

Forward Looking Statements Disclaimer

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this press release, regarding our strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues, projections, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “continue,” “will likely result,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “pursue,” “target” and similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including factors which are beyond SomaLogic’s control. You should carefully consider these risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those factors described under Part I, Item 1A – “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings identify and address important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and SomaLogic assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. The Company will not and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

SomaLogic Contact

Emilia Costales

Investor Contact

Marissa Bych
Gilmartin Group LLC

 Three Months Ended March 31,
  2023   2022 
Assay services revenue$18,419  $18,800 
Product revenue 1,186   453 
Collaboration revenue 763   763 
Other revenue 11   2,964 
Total revenue 20,379   22,980 
Operating expenses   
Cost of assay services revenue 11,682   11,380 
Cost of product revenue 634   272 
Research and development 14,067   13,800 
Selling, general and administrative 34,189   30,815 
Total operating expenses 60,572   56,267 
Loss from operations (40,193)  (33,287)
Other income   
Interest income and other, net 4,925   209 
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities 1,053   12,640 
Change in fair value of earn-out liability 15   16,462 
Total other income 5,993   29,311 
Net loss before income tax benefit (provision)$(34,200) $(3,976)
Income tax benefit (provision) (2)  (3)
Net loss (34,202)  (3,979)
Other comprehensive income (loss)   
Net unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities 351   (652)
Foreign currency translation loss (2)  (3)
Total other comprehensive income (loss)$349  $(655)
Comprehensive loss (33,853)  (4,634)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.18) $(0.02)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted 186,524,473   182,050,468 

 March 31,
 December 31,
Current assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$438,509  $421,830 
Investments 62,061   117,758 
Accounts receivable, net 25,585   17,006 
Inventory 15,051   13,897 
Deferred costs of services 1,181   1,337 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,666   9,873 
Total current assets 547,053   581,701 
Non-current inventory 6,985   4,643 
Accounts receivable, net of current portion 9,048   9,284 
Property and equipment, net 19,706   19,564 
Other long-term assets 4,349   5,083 
Intangible assets 16,700   16,700 
Goodwill 10,399   10,399 
Total assets$614,240  $647,374 
Current liabilities   
Accounts payable$22,676  $16,794 
Accrued liabilities 10,071   20,678 
Deferred revenue 3,905   3,383 
Other current liabilities 2,221   2,477 
Total current liabilities 38,873   43,332 
Warrant liabilities 3,160   4,213 
Earn-out liability    15 
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 31,469   31,732 
Other long-term liabilities 5,428   5,524 
Total liabilities 78,930   84,816 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders’ equity:   
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022     
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 600,000,000 shares authorized; 187,945,232 and 187,647,973 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively 19   19 
Additional paid-in capital 1,178,212   1,171,122 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (164)  (513)
Accumulated deficit (642,757)  (608,070)
Total stockholders’ equity 535,310   562,558 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$614,240  $647,374 

SomaLogic, Inc.
Reconciliation of net loss in accordance with GAAP to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA

 Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands) 2023   2022 
Net loss$(34,202) $(3,979)
Adjustments to reconcile to EBITDA:   
Interest income and other, net (4,925)  (209)
Income tax provision 2   3 
Depreciation and amortization 1,754   755 
EBITDA (37,371)  (3,430)
Adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA:   
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities (1)  (1,053)  (12,640)
Change in fair value of earn-out liability (2)  (15)  (16,462)
Stock compensation expense related to equity modifications (3)  952   123 
Restructuring charges (4)  1,042    
Adjusted EBITDA$(36,445) $(32,409)

(1)   Represents change in fair value of warrant liabilities.
(2)   Represents change in fair value of earn-out liability.
(3) Represents stock-based compensation expense related to equity modifications.
(4) Represents restructuring charges related to the Strategic Reorganization consisting of severance, other termination benefit costs, and non-cash stock-based compensation expense.