908 Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: MASS), a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today reported financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.
“2021 was a pivotal year for 908 Devices. We grew revenue 57% over the prior year and demonstrated operational excellence during our first year as a public company. I am so proud of our team’s continuous execution against our stated goals,” said Kevin J. Knopp, CEO and Co-founder. “As the biopharmaceutical industry nears an inflection point with a pipeline of advanced therapeutics, we have made great progress in addressing the stringent analysis requirements of this new wave of biologics as well as addressing the trace detection needs of the ongoing opioid crisis. The need for analytics to provide actionable insights and to accelerate workflows across our end markets has never been greater. We are well-positioned to serve this need and look forward to updating you on our progress throughout the year.”
- Revenue of $15.8 million for the fourth quarter and $42.2 million for the full year 2021, representing 177% and 57% increases, respectively, over the corresponding periods of 2020
- Expanded installed base to 1,935 devices with 221 devices placed during the fourth quarter
- Demonstrated commercial traction of our desktop devices with adoption by all 20 of the top biopharma companies and with 15 customers now owning multiple REBEL units
- Developed a foothold in advanced therapies applications, with nearly a quarter of REBEL placements and more than a third of research collaborations specifically focused on cell and gene therapies
- Demonstrated informing power of REBEL analyte panel through a paper published by Johns Hopkins University researchers in Biotechnology and Bioengineering in November
- Announced collaboration with USDA to expand the analyte panel of our handheld mass specs to include pesticides
- Added Tony Hunt, President and CEO of Repligen, to Board of Directors
Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Revenue was $15.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021, a 177% increase over the prior year period. This increase was primarily driven by our handheld revenue that increased $8.2 million or 262% mainly related to shipments to the US Army under our multi-year purchase order. Desktop revenue grew 53% year over year because of both increased device sales and increased recurring revenue.
The install base grew to 1,935 placements with 221 devices placed in Q4 2021. The increase in devices was driven primarily by continued adoption of our handheld devices.
Gross profit was $9.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $2.6 million for the corresponding prior year period. Product and service gross margin was 58%, as compared to 49% for the corresponding prior year period. The increase in product and service gross margin was primarily driven by the increase in device sales and the volume leverage across our fixed infrastructure.
Operating expenses were $12.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $6.5 million for the corresponding prior year period. This increase was driven by headcount expansion across our business and an increase in marketing activities, consulting and travel expenses, as well as an increase in stock based compensation.
Net loss was $3.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss of $10.2 million for the corresponding prior year period. Net loss per share was $0.12 for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss per share of $1.48 for the corresponding prior year period.
Full Year 2021 Financial Results
Revenue was $42.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2021, a 57% increase over the prior year period.
Gross profit was $23.2 million for 2021, compared to $14.9 million for the corresponding prior year period. Product and service gross margin was 55% consistent with the corresponding prior year period.
Operating expenses were $45.3 million for 2021, compared to $20.7 million for the corresponding prior year period.
Net loss was $22.2 million for 2021, compared to a net loss of $12.8 million for the corresponding prior year period. Net loss per share was $0.79 for 2021, compared to a net loss per share of $2.35 for the corresponding prior year period.
Cash and cash equivalents were $224 million as of December 31, 2021, which includes approximately $94 million in net proceeds raised in a public offering completed in November 2021. In addition, the Company has approximately $15 million of debt outstanding.
908 Devices expects full year 2022 revenue to be in the range of $52 million to $55 million, representing 23% to 30% growth over full year 2021.
908 Devices will host a conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results after market closes on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 1:30 pm Pacific Time / 4:30 pm Eastern Time. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at https://ir.908devices.com/news-events/events. The webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.
About 908 Devices
908 Devices is democratizing laboratory mass spectrometry with its simple handheld and desktop devices, addressing critical-to-life applications. The Company’s devices are used at the point-of-need to interrogate unknown and invisible materials and provide quick, actionable answers to directly address some of the most critical problems in life sciences research, bioprocessing, pharma / biopharma, forensics and adjacent markets. The Company is headquartered in the heart of Boston, where it designs and manufactures innovative products that bring together the power of mass spectrometry, microfluidic separations, software automation, and machine learning.
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