The following is a press release from the 23andMe Holding Company:
First quarter revenue grew 9% to $64.5 millionConsumer revenue grew 17% year over year due to the addition of telehealth revenue
On track to achieve FY2023 financial guidance
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 23andMe Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ME) (“23andMe”), a leading consumer genetics and research company with a mission to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome, today reported its financial results for the first quarter (“Q1”) of its fiscal year 2023 (“FY2023”), which ended June 30, 2022. 23andMe is the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for over-the-counter genetic health risk reports, and in particular the only company FDA authorized to provide, without physician involvement, genetic cancer risk reports and medication insights on how individuals may process certain commonly prescribed medications based on their genetics. The Company has also created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, which it is using to pursue drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas.
“During our first fiscal quarter, we continued to make progress in both our consumer and therapeutics businesses. In the consumer business, we continue to work on developing a genetic health service designed to integrate genetic health risk information into primary care with the goal of preventing or better managing disease,” said Anne Wojcicki, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of 23andMe. “In our therapeutics efforts, we’ve used our research platform to create a pipeline of more than 50 programs, backed by human genetic data, with two now in Phase 1 clinical trials. We believe the new therapeutics that come out of our discovery engine will eventually play a significant role in helping people benefit from the human genome.”
Began offering genetic report consultations with a Lemonaid Health clinician that can help customers better understand the potential impact of their genetic risk profile and discuss potential next steps.
Expanded customer database to approximately 13.1 million genotyped customers.
Launched three new reports for customers subscribed to 23andMe+, a membership service that offers insights and features to give members even more actionable information to live healthier lives. These new reports use machine learning to create a statistical model that estimates a person’s likelihood of developing a specific condition using thousands of genetic markers, along with a person’s ethnicity and birth sex. The new reports released in the first quarter were:
Added an update to 23andMe’s Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss and Deafness, DFNB1 (GJB2-Related) Carrier Status report that adds six variants that improve the coverage of the test for people with East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian ancestry.
Published results from studies that provide further insights into long COVID, sarcoidosis and bipolar disorder.
“Our first fiscal quarter results were consistent with our expectations and keep us on track to achieve our previously-disclosed full-year financial guidance,” said Steve Schoch, Chief Financial Officer of 23andMe. “We continue to focus our efforts on creating a new consumer experience with our genetic health service and advancing our therapeutics programs, which we believe will provide our best opportunities to fuel future growth and progress towards profitability.”
FY2023 First Quarter Financial Results
Total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022, was $65 million, compared to $59 million for the same period in the prior year, representing an increase of 9%. First quarter revenue growth was primarily due to the inclusion of a full quarter of telehealth services and an increase in subscription revenue. These increases were partially offset by lower revenue in the other areas of Consumer & Research Services.
Consumer Services revenue represented approximately 87% of total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022, and Research Services revenue, substantially all derived from the collaboration with GSK, accounted for approximately 13% of total revenue.
Operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were $115 million, compared to $72 million for the same period in the prior year. The increase in operating expenses was primarily attributable to increased labor costs and the addition of sales and marketing expenses from the previously acquired telehealth business. These were partially offset by lower R&D expenses due to decreased spending on the GSK6097608 (GSK’608) program following the company’s election to adopt the royalty option for the program from the previous cost sharing arrangement on development costs.
Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2022 was $90 million, compared to a net loss of $42 million for the same period in the prior year. The increase in net loss for the three-month period ended June 30, 2022 was primarily driven by higher operating expenses (as noted above).
Total Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) for the three months ended June 30, 2022 was a deficit of $50 million, compared to a deficit of $27 million for the same period in the prior year. The increase in total Adjusted EBITDA deficit was driven primarily by the increase in operating expenses, discussed above. Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2022 for the Consumer & Research Services segment was a deficit of $17 million, compared to a deficit of $1 million for the same period in the prior year. The decrease in this segment was driven primarily by the increase in operating expenses listed above.
23andMe ended Q1 FY2023 with cash of $479 million, compared to $553 million as of March 31, 2022. The decrease was primarily attributable to the Company’s overall operating cash flow deficit.
FY2023 Financial Guidance
23andme reconfirmed its full year guidance following Q1 FY2023 results. Full year revenue for fiscal 2023, which will end on March 31, 2023, is projected to be in the range of $260 to $280 million, with a net loss in the range of $350 to $370 million. The full year adjusted EBITDA deficit is projected to be in the range of $195 to $215 million for fiscal year 2023. As a reminder, this guidance includes the full-year impact of the consolidation of the company’s acquired telehealth business into its overall consumer business as well as the current and anticipated effects of general inflation on certain of our costs.
Conference Call Webcast Information
23andMe will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 8, 2022 to discuss the financial results for Q1 FY2023 and report on business progress. The webcast can be accessed on the day of the event at https://investors.23andme.com/news-events/events-presentations. A webcast replay will be available at the same address for a limited time within 24 hours after the event.
23andMe is a genetics-led consumer healthcare and therapeutics company empowering a healthier future. For more information, please visit investors.23andme.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, without limitation, statements regarding the future performance of 23andMe’s businesses in consumer genetics and therapeutics and the growth and potential of its proprietary research platform. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included or incorporated in this press release, including statements regarding 23andMe’s strategy, financial position, funding for continued operations, cash reserves, projected costs, plans, and objectives of management, are forward-looking statements. The words “believes,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “potential,” “likely,” “projects,” “predicts,” “continue,” “will,” “schedule,” and “would” or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are predictions based on 23andMe’s current expectations and projections about future events and various assumptions. 23andMe cannot guarantee that it will actually achieve the plans, intentions, or expectations disclosed in its forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on 23andMe’s forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (many of which are beyond the control of 23andMe), or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. The statements made herein are made as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, 23andMe undertakes no obligation to update them, whether as a result of new information, developments, or otherwise.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measure
To supplement the 23andMe’s unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets, which are prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), this press release also includes references to Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that 23andMe defines as net income before net interest expense (income), net other expense (income), changes in fair value of warrant liabilities, income tax benefit, depreciation and amortization of fixed assets, amortization of internal use software, amortization of acquired intangible assets, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs, and expenses related to restructuring and other charges, if applicable for the period. 23andMe has provided a reconciliation of net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to Adjusted EBITDA at the end of this press release.
Adjusted EBITDA is a key measure used by 23andMe’s management and the board of directors to understand and evaluate operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve 23andMe’s annual budget and to develop short- and long-term operating plans. 23andMe provides Adjusted EBITDA because 23andMe believes it is frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in its industry and it facilitates comparisons on a consistent basis across reporting periods. Further, 23andMe believes it is helpful in highlighting trends in its operating results because it excludes items that are not indicative of 23andMe’s core operating performance. In particular, 23andMe believes that the exclusion of the items eliminated in calculating Adjusted EBITDA provides useful measures for period-to-period comparisons of 23andMe’s business. Accordingly, 23andMe believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information in understanding and evaluating operating results in the same manner as 23andMe’s management and board of directors.
In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future 23andMe will incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation. 23andMe’s presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that future results will be unaffected by these expenses or any unusual or non-recurring items. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation of, or as an alternative to, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Other companies, including companies in the same industry, may calculate similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures differently or may use other measures to evaluate their performance, all of which could reduce the usefulness of Adjusted EBITDA as a tool for comparison. There are a number of limitations related to the use of these non-GAAP financial measures rather than net loss, which is the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. Some of the limitations of Adjusted EBITDA include (i) Adjusted EBITDA does not properly reflect capital commitments to be paid in the future, and (ii) although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the underlying assets may need to be replaced and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect these capital expenditures. When evaluating 23andMe’s performance, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including net loss and other GAAP results.