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Biodesix Announces First Quarter 2024 Results Driven by Growth in Lung Diagnostic Testing for Lung Nodule Management


Biodesix, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSX), a leading diagnostic solutions company with a focus in lung disease, today announced its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024, and provided a corporate update.

"I am very pleased to announce yet another quarter of greater than 50% revenue and volume growth and 14 percentage point improvement in gross margins," said Scott Hutton, CEO of Biodesix. "This is a year of execution with three main goals: growing top line revenue, implementing operational efficiencies while maintaining cost discipline, and making significant progress on our path to profitability. In the first quarter, we delivered approximately 11,900 Lung Diagnostic tests, an increase of 57% over the prior year comparable period and our seventh consecutive quarter of greater than 50% year-over-year volume growth. In addition, our Biopharmaceutical Services business grew 149% year-over-year, as we continue to deliver against our increasing book of contracted business and secure additional agreements with existing and new customers. We made operational improvements resulting in increased gross margins and combined with our disciplined expense management, we improved Net Loss by 27% and Adjusted EBITDA by 48% over the first quarter of 2023. Our team is off to a strong start, helping to impact more patients every quarter in the large and underserved lung nodule diagnostic testing market. Following the closing of the offering in April, we are well capitalized and positioned to execute on our plan of growing top line revenue and reaching profitability."

Key Business Highlights

First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

For the three-month period ended March 31, 2024, as compared to the same period of 2023 (where applicable):

2024 Financial Outlook

The Company reaffirms its 2024 financial outlook and expects to generate between $65 million and $68 million in total revenue in 2024.

Conference call and webcast information

Listeners can register for the webcast via this link. Analysts who wish to participate in the question and answer session should use this link. A replay of the webcast will be available via the Company's investor website approximately two hours after the call's conclusion. Participants are advised to join 15 minutes prior to the start time.

For a full list of Biodesix press releases and webinars, please visit biodesix.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Biodesix reported results are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). Biodesix has provided in this press release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. Biodesix uses the non-GAAP financial measure, Adjusted EBITDA, internally in analyzing its financial results and believes that use of this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing Biodesix's financial results with other companies in its industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures and should be read only in conjunction with Biodesix's financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of Biodesix historical non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release, and investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation.

Adjusted EBITDA is a key performance measure that our management uses to assess our financial performance and is also used for internal planning and forecasting purposes. We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors and other interested parties in analyzing our financial performance because it provides a comparable overview of our operations across historical periods. In addition, we believe that providing Adjusted EBITDA, together with a reconciliation of Net loss to Adjusted EBITDA, helps investors make comparisons between our Company and other companies that may have different capital structures, different tax rates, and/or different forms of employee compensation.

Adjusted EBITDA is used by our management team as an additional measure of our performance for purposes of business decision-making, including managing expenditures. Period-to-period comparisons of Adjusted EBITDA help our management identify additional trends in our financial results that may not be shown solely by period-to-period comparisons of Net loss or Loss from operations. Our management recognizes that Adjusted EBITDA has inherent limitations because of the excluded items and may not be directly comparable to similarly titled metrics used by other companies.

We calculate Adjusted EBITDA as Net loss adjusted to exclude interest, income tax expense, if any, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expense, loss on debt extinguishments, net, COVID-19 revenue, COVID-19 direct costs and expenses, change in fair value of warrant liabilities, net, other income, net, and other non-recurring items. Non-recurring items are excluded as they are not representative of our underlying operating performance. We also exclude revenue and direct costs and expenses associated with COVID-19 because we believe that these revenues and expenses do not reflect expected future operating results as they do not represent our Lung Diagnostic and Biopharmaceutical Services business. Adjusted EBITDA should be viewed as a measure of operating performance that is a supplement to, and not a substitute for Loss from operations, Net loss, and other GAAP measures.

About Biodesix

Biodesix is a leading diagnostic solutions and services company with a focus in lung disease. The Company develops diagnostic tests addressing important clinical questions by combining multi-omics through the power of artificial intelligence. Biodesix offers five Medicare-covered tests for patients with lung diseases. The blood-based Nodify Lung® Nodule Risk Assessment testing strategy, consisting of the Nodify XL2® and the Nodify CDT® tests, evaluates the risk of malignancy in incidental pulmonary nodules, enabling physicians to better triage patients to the most appropriate course of action. The blood based IQLungtm strategy for lung cancer patients integrates the GeneStrat® targeted ddPCRtm test, the GeneStrat NGS® test and the VeriStrat® test to support treatment decisions across all stages of lung cancer with results in an average of two to three business days, expediting the time to treatment. Biodesix collaborates with many of the world's leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to solve complex diagnostic challenges in lung disease. For more information about Biodesix, visit biodesix.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "expect," "predict," "potential," "opportunity," "goals," or "should," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and performance could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Biodesix has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and trends. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Forward-looking statements may include information concerning the impact of backlog and the timing and assumptions regarding collection of revenues on projections, availability of funds and future capital including under the term loan facility, expectations regarding revenue and margin growth and its impact on profitability, and the impact of a pandemic, epidemic, or outbreak, including the COVID-19 pandemic, on Biodesix and its operations and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. The Company's ability to continue as a going concern could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in this press release and additionally, other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in this press release can be found in the Risk Factors section of Biodesix most recent annual report on Form 10-K, filed March 1, 2024 or subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q during 2024, if applicable. Biodesix undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to such forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Biodesix, Inc.

Condensed Balance Sheets (unaudited)

(in thousands, except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

 

December 31, 2023

 

Assets

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

11,491

 

 

$

26,284

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $161 and $65

 

 

9,893

 

 

 

7,679

 

Other current assets

 

 

7,095

 

 

 

5,720

 

Total current assets

 

 

28,479

 

 

 

39,683

 

Non?current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

28,575

 

 

 

27,867

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

7,384

 

 

 

7,911

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

1,557

 

 

 

1,745

 

Goodwill

 

 

15,031

 

 

 

15,031

 

Other long-term assets

 

 

6,175

 

 

 

6,859

 

Total non?current assets

 

 

58,722

 

 

 

59,413

 

Total assets

 

$

87,201

 

 

$

99,096

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' (Deficit) Equity

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

3,213

 

 

$

2,929

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

7,898

 

 

 

7,710

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

313

 

 

 

324

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

272

 

 

 

252

 

Current portion of contingent consideration

 

 

19,195

 

 

 

21,857

 

Current portion of notes payable

 

 

45

 

 

 

51

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

294

 

 

 

293

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

31,230

 

 

 

33,416

 

Non?current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long?term notes payable, net of current portion

 

 

35,511

 

 

 

35,225

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

 

 

25,347

 

 

 

25,163

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

615

 

 

 

712

 

Total non?current liabilities

 

 

61,473

 

 

 

61,100

 

Total liabilities

 

 

92,703

 

 

 

94,516

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 authorized;
0 (2024 and 2023) issued and outstanding

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 authorized;
97,159,448 (2024) and 96,235,883 (2023) shares issued and outstanding

 

 

97

 

 

 

96

 

Additional paid?in capital

 

 

427,581

 

 

 

424,050

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(433,180

)

 

 

(419,566

)

Total stockholders' (deficit) equity

 

 

(5,502

)

 

 

4,580

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

87,201

 

 

$

99,096

 

Biodesix, Inc.

Condensed Statements of Operations (unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagnostic Testing revenue

 

 $

13,796

 

 

 $

8,645

 

 

Biopharmaceutical Services and other revenue

 

 

1,022

 

 

 

411

 

 

Total revenues

 

 

14,818

 

 

 

9,056

 

 

Direct costs and expenses

 

 

3,175

 

 

 

3,169

 

 

Research and development

 

 

2,040

 

 

 

3,251

 

 

Sales, marketing, general and administrative

 

 

20,556

 

 

 

18,989

 

 

Impairment loss on intangible assets

 

 

68

 

 

 

20

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

25,839

 

 

 

25,429

 

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(11,021

)

 

 

(16,373

)

 

Other (expense) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(2,529

)

 

 

(2,391

)

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability, net

 

 

?

 

 

 

61

 

 

Other (expense) income, net

 

 

(64

)

 

 

1

 

 

Total other expense

 

 

(2,593

)

 

 

(2,329

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(13,614

)

 

$

(18,702

)

 

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

 

$

(0.14

)

 

$

(0.24

)

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted

 

 

97,166

 

 

 

77,765

 

 

Biodesix, Inc.

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA (unaudited)

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

Net loss

 

$

(13,614

)

 

$

(18,702

)

Interest expense

 

 

2,529

 

 

 

2,391

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

1,420

 

 

 

785

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

2,640

 

 

 

2,281

 

COVID-19 Revenue

 

 

?

 

 

 

(13

)

COVID-19 Direct costs and expenses

 

 

?

 

 

 

1

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability, net

 

 

?

 

 

 

(61

)

Other expense (income), net

 

 

64

 

 

 

(1

)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

(6,961

)

 

$

(13,319

)

 


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