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Olink reports third quarter 2021 financial results

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UPPSALA, Sweden, Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Olink Holding AB (publ) (“Olink”) (Nasdaq: OLK) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2021.

Highlights:

  • Revenue was $20.0 million in the third quarter of 2021, representing year over year growth of 82% on a reported basis and 79% on a constant currency adjusted like-for-like basis. Revenues for the nine months ending 30 September 2021 were $51.3 million, representing year over year growth of 91%.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was ($7.9) million in the third quarter of 2021, as compared to $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2020

  • Net loss was ($5.5) million in the third quarter of 2021, as compared to ($0.1) million in the third quarter of 2020

  • Olink reiterates its expectations for full year 2021 revenue to be in the range of $90 million to $92 million, and its plans to continue to accelerate investments into its platform to further accelerate growth

  • First major data delivery and revenue recognition on the UK Biobank Pharma Proteomics Project (“UKBB”), one of the world’s largest studies of blood protein biomarkers conducted to date

  • Second full quarter with the Explore Kit offering in the market; cumulative number of external kit customers was 21 at the end of the third quarter of 2021

  • Explore accounted for 63% of total revenues in Q3. Explore Kit revenue accounted for 15% of Explore revenues in Q3.

“Our dedicated team delivered very strong yearly growth of 82%, and $20.0 million in third quarter revenue, despite headwinds from the COVID resurgence and the timing of some customer activity. We are enthusiastic about the customer feedback and acceptance of the Explore service and kit offerings, as well as the funnel of opportunity for Explore as we head into year end,” said Jon Heimer, CEO of Olink Proteomics. “During the quarter, the first major data delivery on the UK Biobank Pharma Proteomics Project marked an important milestone for the field of proteomics.”

Third quarter financial results:
“Our strong growth as a commercial organization was driven by continued robust execution, as well as our newest product offering, Explore, which accounted for 63% of total revenues in Q3. We remain on track with our investments into the business, the buildup of our Explore externalization pipeline, and our financial guidance of $90 to $92 million for the full year,” said Oskar Hjelm, CFO of Olink Proteomics.

Total revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $20.0 million, as compared to $11.0 million for the third quarter of 2020. Revenue growth was driven primarily by the Explore platform.

Analysis services revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $15.1 million, as compared to $6.0 million for the third quarter of 2020.

Kits revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $3.7 million, as compared to $3.2 million for the third quarter of 2020. Kits revenue was impacted by the timing of installations and shipments, in part due to COVID-19 related supply chain friction, which delayed work on certain projects.

Other revenue was $1.2 million for the third quarter of 2021, as compared to $1.8 million for the third quarter of 2020.

By geography, revenue during the third quarter of 2021 was $6.9 million in North America, $11.8 million in EMEA (including Sweden), and $1.3 million in China and RoW (including Japan).

Adjusted gross profit was $13.1 million in the third quarter of 2021, as compared to $8.1 million in the third quarter of 2020.

By segment, adjusted gross profit margin for analysis services for the third quarter of 2021 was 59% as compared to 75% in the third quarter of 2020. The decrease in adjusted gross profit percentage is primarily related to reduced operational efficiency associated with the new product offerings and an increase in personnel costs as we have increased our lab capacity. In addition, as we anticipated the UKBB service delivery further reduced our service gross margin.

Adjusted gross profit margin for kits was 91% for the third quarter of 2021, as compared to 83% for the third quarter of 2020.

Adjusted gross profit margin for other was 74% for the third quarter 2021, as compared to 54% for the third quarter of 2020.

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $24.1 million, as compared to $8.6 million for the third quarter of 2020. The increase was largely due to continued investment in commercial organization, research and development and additional cost as a public company.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2021 was ($5.5) million, as compared to ($0.1) million for the third quarter of 2020.

Net loss per share for the third quarter of 2021 was ($0.05) based on a weighted average number of outstanding shares of 119,007,062, as compared to ($0.20) in the third quarter of 2020 based on a weighted average number of outstanding shares of 22,900,000.

Adjusted EBITDA was ($7.9) million for the third quarter of 2021, as compared to $2.9 million for the third quarter of 2020.

2021 guidance:
The company expects full year 2021 revenue to be in the range of $90 million to $92 million. We plan to continue to accelerate investments to further accelerate growth of the company.

Webcast and conference call details
Olink will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter financial results before the market opens on November 10, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time U.S. The dial-in numbers are (833) 562-0120 for domestic callers or (661) 567-1096 for international callers, followed by Conference ID: 3089822. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the “Investors” section of the Company's website at https://investors.olink.com/investor-relations. The webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.

Olink virtual investor day with proteomics KOLs
On November 15th, 2021, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm ET, Olink will host a virtual investor day, providing direct access to key opinion leaders from leading universities and BioPharma companies, discussing exciting research projects where Olink is a proud contributor, while also providing an overview of Olink’s commercial plans.

2022 annual general meeting of shareholders
Olink will hold its 2022 annual general meeting of shareholders in Uppsala, Sweden, on April 7, 2022. Shareholders are entitled to have items addressed at the annual general meeting if the request has been submitted to the Board of Directors not later than seven weeks prior to the annual general meeting.

Statement regarding use of non IFRS financial measures
We present certain non-IFRS financial measures because they are used by our management to evaluate our operating performance and formulate business plans. We believe that the use of these non-IFRS measures facilitates investors’ assessment of our operating performance. We caution readers that amounts presented in accordance with our definitions of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Gross Profit Percentage may not be the same as similar measures used by other companies. Not all companies and Wall Street analysts calculate the non-IFRS measures we use in the same manner. We compensate for these limitations by reconciling each of these non-IFRS measures to the nearest IFRS performance measure, which should be considered when evaluating our performance. We encourage you to review our financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

Use of forward-looking statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. All statements contained in this release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our 2021 revenue outlook, our ability to develop, commercialize and achieve market acceptance of our current and planned products and services, our research and development efforts, and other matters regarding our business strategies, use of capital, results of operations and financial position, and plans and objectives for future operations. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the words “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “project,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors are described under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Registration Statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-257842) and elsewhere in the documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. We caution you that forward-looking statements are based on a combination of facts and factors currently known by us and our projections of the future, about which we cannot be certain. As a result, the forward-looking statements may not prove to be accurate. The forward-looking statements in this press release represent our views as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason, except as required by law.

About Olink
Olink Holding AB (Nasdaq: OLK) is a company dedicated to accelerating proteomics together with the scientific community, across multiple disease areas to enable new discoveries and improve the lives of patients. Olink provides a platform of products and services which are deployed across major biopharmaceutical companies and leading clinical and academic institutions to deepen the understanding of real-time human biology and drive 21st century healthcare through actionable and impactful science. The company was founded in 2016 and is well established across Europe, North America and Asia. Olink is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden.

IR Contact
Jan Medina, CFA, VP Investor Relations & Capital Markets
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INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

Three months ended
September 30,

Nine months ended
September 30,

Amounts in thousands of US Dollars

Note

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenue

4

$

19,974

$

10,997

$

51,290

$

26,879

Cost of goods sold

(7,565

)

(3,179

)

(18,384

)

(9,019

)

Gross profit

12,409

7,818

32,906

17,860

Selling expenses

(9,035

)

(2,777

)

(21,718

)

(8,446

)

Administrative expenses

(11,086

)

(4,374

)

(35,669

)

(12,209

)

Research and development expenses

(4,210

)

(1,330

)

(13,419

)

(7,423

)

Other operating income/(loss)

276

(94

)

1,039

(109

)

Operating loss

(11,646

)

(757

)

(36,861

)

(10,327

)

Interest expense

(57

)

(1,186

)

(2,010

)

(5,444

)

Foreign exchange gain/(loss)

4,853

2,042

(648

)

868

Other financial income/(expense)

18

(147

)

(1,738

)

(578

)

Loss before tax

(6,832

)

(48

)

(41,257

)

(15,481

)

Income tax benefit/(expense)

5

1,361

(57

)

10,890

2,211

Net loss for the period (Attributable to shareholders of the Parent)

$

(5,471

)

$

(105

)

$

(30,367

)

$

(13,270

)

Basic and diluted loss per share

10

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.20

)

$

(0.37

)

$

(1.28

)

Other comprehensive (loss)/ income:

Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss:

Exchange differences from translation of foreign operations

(16,703

)

10,326

(24,089

)

10,226

Other comprehensive (loss)/ income for the period, net of tax

(16,703

)

10,326

(24,089

)

10,226

Total comprehensive (loss)/ income for the period, net of tax

$

(22,174

)

$

10,221

$

(54,456

)

$

(3,044

)

Total comprehensive (loss)/ income for the period (Attributable to shareholder of the Parent)

$

(22,174

)

$

10,221

$

(54,456

)

$

(3,044

)


INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

Amounts in thousands of US Dollars

Note

As of
September 30,
2021
(Unaudited)

As of
December 31,
2020

ASSETS

Non-current assets

Intangible assets

$

319,948

$

347,387

Property, plant and equipment

8,564

5,774

Right-of-use asset

8,692

4,684

Deferred tax assets

5

11,730

37

Other long-term receivables

429

133

Total non-current assets

349,363

358,015

Current assets

Inventories

25,976

20,826

Trade receivables

22,394

33,482

Other receivables

4,280

2,856

Prepaid expenses and accrued income

10,420

1,491

Cash at bank and in hand

140,156

8,655

Total current assets

203,226

67,310

TOTAL ASSETS

$

552,589

$

425,325

EQUITY

Share capital

6

30,964

27,224

Other contributed capital

6

503,953

257,774

Reserves

15,271

39,360

Accumulated losses

(55,025

)

(24,658

)

Total equity attributable to shareholders of the Parent

$

495,163

$

299,700

LIABILITIES

Non-current liabilities

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

6, 7

5,144

63,965

Deferred tax liabilities

5

28,060

33,193

Total non-current liabilities

33,204

97,158

Current liabilities

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

6, 7

3,010

2,146

Accounts payable

5,216

6,658

Current tax liabilities

198

506

Other current liabilities

15,798

19,157

Total current liabilities

24,222

28,467

Total liabilities

$

57,426

$

125,625

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

$

552,589

$

425,325


INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

Nine months ended September 30,

Amounts in thousands of US Dollars

Note

2021

2020

Operating activities

Loss before tax

$

(41,257

)

$

(15,481

)

Adjustments reconciling loss before tax to operating cash flows:

Depreciation and amortization

11,176

9,056

Net finance expense

4,396

5,154

Loss on sale of assets

36

-

Share based payment expense

6

636

-

Changes in working capital:

(Increase) in inventories

(6,723

)

(3,375

)

Decrease in accounts receivable

9,194

7,579

(Increase) in other current receivables

(8,804

)

(19

)

Increase in trade payables

(1,041

)

1,010

(Decrease)/Increase in other current liabilities

(1,821

)

7,692

Interest paid

(2,192

)

(3,777

)

Tax paid

(2,618

)

(4,577

)

Cash flow used in operating activities

(39,018

)

$

3,262

Investing activities

Purchase of intangible assets

(4,338

)

(6,234

)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(4,784

)

(2,771

)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

145

-

Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired

-

(4,593

)

Decrease/(Increase) in other non-current financial assets

(301

)

23

Cash flow used in investing activities

$

(9,278

)

$

(13,575

)

Financing activities

Proceeds from issue of share capital

6

264,706

13,631

Share issue costs

6

(19,484

)

-

Proceeds from interest-bearing loans and borrowings

2,311

8,000

Repayment of interest-bearing loans and borrowings

7

(65,627

)

-

Payment of principal portion of lease liability

(1,952

)

(1,006

)

Cash flow from financing activities

$

179,954

$

20,625

Net cash flow during the period

131,658

10,312

Cash at bank and in hand at the beginning of the period

8,655

6,162

Net foreign exchange difference

(157

)

211

Cash at bank and in hand at the end of the period

$

140,156

$

16,685


A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to operating loss, the most directly comparable IFRS measure, is set forth below:

Three months ended
September 30,

Nine months ended
September 30,

Amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars

2021

2020

2021

2020

Operating loss

(11,646

)

(757

)

(36,861

)

(10,327

)

Add:

Amortization

2,650

2,570

8,098

7,230

Depreciation

1,106

732

3,078

1,826

EBITDA

(7,890

)

2,545

(25,685

)

(1,271

)

Management Adjustments

39

399

7,861

1,482

Adjusted EBITDA

(7,851

)

2,944

(17,824

)

211


Reconciliations of Adjusted Gross Profit to gross profit, the most directly comparable IFRS measure, are set forth below:

Three months ended
September 30,

Nine months ended
September 30,

Amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars, unless otherwise stated

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenue

19,974

10,997

51,290

26,879

Cost of goods sold

(7,565

)

(3,179

)

(18,384

)

(9,019

)

Gross Profit

12,409

7,818

32,906

17,860

Gross Profit %

62.1

%

71.1

%

64.2

%

66.4

%

Less:

Inventory fair value step up

-

7

-

260

Depreciation charges

691

324

1,892

715

Adjusted Gross Profit

13,100

8,149

34,798

18,835

Adjusted Gross Profit %

65.6

%

74.1

%

67.8

%

70.1

%



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