Q2 2022 revenue increases 34% over prior year, with gross margin of 60%

BOSTON, MA – August 9, 2022 – 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 ended June 30, 2022.

“We are pleased with our first half 2022 performance, in which our revenue grew 40%, including desktop revenue growth of 52%. I am encouraged by the continued enthusiasm we are seeing across our end markets for real-time analysis at the point-of-need,” said Kevin J. Knopp, CEO and Co-founder. “Excitingly, we have acquired TRACE Analytics, providing us with on-line aseptic bioreactor sampling and biosensor technology. The TRACE Analytics team, their know-how, and their validated technology will help us take mass spec online and propel us toward our goal of building a connected and comprehensive bioanalytics platform.”

Recent Highlights

  • Revenue of $11.1 million for the second quarter of 2022, representing a 34% increase over the prior year period.
  • Expanded installed base to 2,142 devices with 124 devices placed during the second quarter.
  • Presented eleven posters and one oral presentation at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) conference, many with collaborators from industry and academia.
  • Held inaugural Discovery Day for investor community at the company’s Boston headquarters, providing an opportunity to meet team members, learn about the company’s technology, and get hands-on experience with their devices.
  • Named one of the 100 best workplaces for innovators by Fast Company magazine.
  • Acquired TRACE Analytics GmbH, a leading provider of online analysis systems for biotech applications, proven in mammalian cell culture and microbial fermentations at all levels of the bioprocess chain, from research and development to large scale production, with both single-use and reusable configurations.

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Revenue was $11.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, a 34% increase over the prior year period. This increase was primarily driven by product revenue from an increase in both handheld and desktop devices. Desktop revenue grew 39% year over year because of both increased device sales and increased recurring revenue.

The installed base grew to 2,142 placements with 124 devices placed in Q2 2022.

Gross profit was $6.6 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $4.4 million for the corresponding prior year period. Gross margin was 60%, as compared to 53% for the corresponding prior year period. The increase in gross margin was expected based upon the increased product revenue and volume leverage, offset in part by planned investments in personnel and expenses in calendar year 2021 and the first six months of 2022.

Operating expenses were $15.0 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $11.8 million for the corresponding prior year period. This increase was driven by headcount expansion across our business, an increase in stock-based compensation and an increase in marketing activities and travel expenses, offset in part by the $1.7 million provision to increase our allowance for bad debts during the second quarter of 2021.

Net loss was $8.1 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $7.4 million for the corresponding prior year period. Net loss per share was $0.26 for the second quarter of 2022, compared to a net loss per share of $0.27 for the corresponding prior year period.

Cash and cash equivalents were $213.0 million as of June 30, 2022. In addition, the Company had approximately $15.0 million of debt outstanding.

2022 Guidance

908 Devices continues to expect full year 2022 revenue to be in the range of $52 million to $55 million, representing 23% to 30% growth over full year 2021.

Webcast Information

908 Devices will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2022 financial results before market open on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 5:30 am Pacific Time / 8:30 am 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.

Forward Looking Statements

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Investor Contact:
Carrie Mendivil
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