Cap Expand Partners 5b0ad2cf685580f9c6d73be09abe63d1 Science 37 Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results Independent Sponsor

Science 37, Inc.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Science 37 Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNCE), (“Science 37”) the Agile Clinical Trial Operating System™, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

“The third quarter was challenging from a bookings perspective as we experienced delays in expected contract signings and longer sales cycles in our larger volume opportunities,” said David Coman, Chief Executive Officer of Science 37. “We made great strides in our cash management for the quarter and are confident in our growth prospects as evidenced by a strong start to fourth quarter bookings and high levels of customer engagement.”

Quarterly Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $16.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, a 14% increase compared to $14.2 million for the same period in 2021.

  • Net bookings were $4.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, compared to $35.9 million for the same period in 2021.

  • Gross profit was $4.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, compared to $3.9 million for the same period in 2021. Adjusted gross profit(1) was $4.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, compared to $4.0 million for the same period in 2021. Gross margin was 25.2% for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, compared to 27.5% for the same period in 2021. Adjusted gross margin(1) was 28.3% for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, compared to 28.4% for the same period in the prior year.

  • Net loss was $23.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, resulting in loss per share of $0.20, compared to a net loss of $14.7 million in the same period in 2021, or loss per share of $1.78.

  • Adjusted net loss(1) was $19.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, compared to an adjusted net loss of $13.9 million in the same period in 2021.

  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $(14.6) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, compared to $(12.0) million in the same period in 2021. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 showed a 11% improvement from the second quarter of 2022 that had an Adjusted EBITDA of $(16.5) million.

  • Cash and Cash Equivalents as of September 30, 2022 were $130.2 million.

Net bookings for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 were adversely impacted by delays in expected contract signings and longer sales cycles, resulting in approximately $20 million of gross bookings recognized in the fourth quarter to date.

Third quarter revenues grew 14% year-over-year to $16.2 million given our strong backlog entering the quarter, however, revenues were down quarter-over-quarter as a result of net bookings and two independent Sponsor related enrollment decisions, neither due to funding concerns.

In light of these recent business conditions, we have implemented a cost reduction program that incorporates reducing our staff by approximately 16%. We expect this cost reduction program will result in approximately $21 million of gross cash savings on an annual basis.

The decreases in adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 as compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were primarily due to investments to support continuing company growth and expenses related to becoming a publicly traded company in the fourth quarter of 2021.

(1) Adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted net loss and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. For a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, please refer to “Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures” section included in this press release.

Full Year 2022 Financial Outlook

Science 37 is providing revised revenue guidance of $68.2 million to $69.2 million and revised adjusted EBITDA guidance of $(65.4) million to $(66.4) million for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.

The foregoing 2022 Financial Outlook statement represents management's current estimate as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially depending on a number of factors. Investors are urged to read the Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements included in this release. Management does not assume any obligation to update these estimates.

Science 37 has not provided a quantitative reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA guidance to net (income) loss on a forward-looking basis within this press release because the Company is unable, without unreasonable efforts, to provide reconciling information with respect to interest income, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, restructuring costs and change in fair value of the Earn-Out liability, all of which are adjustments to adjusted EBITDA. These items, which could materially affect the computation of forward-looking GAAP net income (loss), are inherently uncertain and depend on various factors, some of which are outside of the Science 37’s control.

Webcast and Conference Call Details

Science 37 will host a conference call on November 11, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its third quarter 2022 financial results. The conference call can be accessed by registering online for dial-in information or via live audio webcast at: https://investors.science37.com/news-events/events-presentations. Participants interested in dialing in to the conference call are requested to register at a minimum 15 minutes before the start of the call to obtain a unique pin for the call.

A replay of the call will be available via webcast for on-demand listening shortly after the completion of the call, at the same web link, and will remain available for approximately 90 days.

About Science 37

Science 37’s mission is to enable universal access to clinical research—making it easier for patients and providers to participate from anywhere and helping to accelerate the development of treatments that impact patient lives. As a pioneer of decentralized clinical trials, the Science 37 Agile Clinical Trial Operating System (OS) supports today’s more agile clinical research designs with its full stack, end-to-end technology platform and specialized networks of patient communities, telemedicine investigators, mobile nursing, remote coordinators, community providers, and data and devices. Configurable to enable almost any study type, the Science 37 OS enables up to 15x faster enrollment, 28% better retention and 3x more diverse patient population, as compared to the traditional site-centric clinical trial model, with industry-leading workflow orchestration, evidence generation and data harmonization. For more information, visit https://www.science37.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding Science 37's anticipated growth and profitability, the products offered by Science 37 and the markets in which it operates and expects to enter, expectation as to the timing and amount of cost savings related to the planned cost reduction program, projected future results, and revenue and adjusted EBITDA guidance for fiscal year 2022. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (i) the ability to maintain the listing of Science 37’s securities on Nasdaq, (ii) volatility in the price of Science 37’s securities due to a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which Science 37 operates, variations in performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Science 37’s business and changes in its capital structure, and general economic and financial market conditions, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, economic instability, and inflationary conditions, (iii) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations, and to identify and realize additional opportunities, (iv) the risk that Science 37 may never achieve or sustain profitability, (v) the risk that Science 37 will need to raise additional capital to execute its business plan, which may not be available on acceptable terms or at all, (vi) failure to realize anticipated cost savings, and (vii) the potential adverse effects of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 22, 2022 and in our other documents filed by Science 37 from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Science 37 assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law. Science 37 does not give any assurance that Science 37 will achieve its expectations.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Performance Measures

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income (loss). A “non-GAAP financial measure” is generally defined as a numerical measure of a company’s financial performance that excludes or includes amounts from the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of operations, balance sheets, or statements of cash flows of the Company. Please refer to the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures included in this press release and the accompanying tables contained at the end of this release.

The Company defines adjusted gross profit as gross profit excluding stock-based compensation expense. The Company defines adjusted gross margin as gross margin excluding stock-based compensation expense.

The Company defines adjusted net income (loss) (including adjusted diluted earnings per share) as net income (loss) (including diluted earnings per share) excluding transactions that the Company believes are not representative of its core operations, namely: restructuring and other costs; transaction and integration-related expenses; stock-based compensation expense; other income (expense), net; and gain or loss on extinguishment of debt.

EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA, further adjusted to exclude expenses and transactions that the Company believes are not representative of its core operations, namely: restructuring and other costs; transaction and integration-related expenses; stock-based compensation expense; other income (expense), net; and gain or loss on extinguishment of debt.

Each of the non-GAAP measures noted above are used by management and the Board to evaluate the Company's core operating results because they exclude certain items whose fluctuations from period-to-period do not necessarily correspond to changes in the core operations of the business.

Management believes that adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income (loss) are helpful to investors, analysts, and other interested parties because they can assist in providing a more consistent and comparable overview of our operations across our historical periods. In addition, these measures are frequently used by analysts, investors, and other interested parties to evaluate and assess performance.

Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. Also, other companies might calculate these measures differently.

This press release also contains certain key performance measures which we use to evaluate our business and results, measure performance, identify trends, formulate plans and make strategic decisions. We believe that the presentation of such metrics is useful to the Company’s investors because they are used to measure and model the performance of companies such as ours. Net bookings represent new business awards, net of contract modifications, contract cancellations, and other adjustments. Net bookings represent the minimum contractual value for the initial planned duration of a contract as of the contract execution date. The minimum fixed fees, upfront implementation fees and technology and support fees are included in net bookings. Estimates of variable revenue for utilization in excess of the contracted amounts is not included in the value of net bookings. Net bookings vary from period to period depending on numerous factors, including customer authorization volume, sales performance and the overall health of the life sciences industry, among others.

Contacts:

INVESTOR RELATIONS:
Steve Halper
LifeSci Advisors
investors@science37.com

MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Science 37
Email: pr@science37.com

SCIENCE 37 HOLDINGS, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Revenue

$

16,249

 

$

14,236

 

 

$

54,210

 

 

$

39,222

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

 

12,157

 

 

10,318

 

 

 

41,985

 

 

 

26,246

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

24,485

 

 

16,932

 

 

 

82,822

 

 

 

37,477

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

4,870

 

 

1,916

 

 

 

12,569

 

 

 

5,189

 

Total operating expenses

 

41,512

 

 

 

29,166

 

 

 

137,376

 

 

 

68,912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from operations

 

(25,263

)

 

 

(14,930

)

 

 

(83,166

)

 

 

(29,690

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

559

 

 

 

 

 

748

 

 

 

1

 

Sublease income

 

240

 

 

230

 

 

 

719

 

 

 

444

 

Change in fair value of earn-out liability

 

1,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

97,600

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense), net

 

(264

)

 

8

 

 

 

(369

)

 

 

12

 

Total other income (expense), net

 

1,735

 

 

 

238

 

 

 

98,698

 

 

 

457

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

(23,528

)

 

 

(14,692

)

 

 

15,532

 

 

 

(29,233

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

(23,528

)

 

$

(14,692

)

 

$

15,533

 

 

$

(29,233

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

(0.20

)

$

(1.78

)

 

$

0.13

 

$

(4.22

)

Diluted

$

(0.20

)

 

$

(1.78

)

 

$

0.12

 

 

$

(4.22

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

116,412

 

 

8,238

 

 

 

115,935

 

 

 

6,925

 

Diluted

 

116,412

 

 

8,238

 

 

 

126,717

 

 

 

6,925

 

SCIENCE 37 HOLDINGS, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(unaudited)

 

 

(In thousands, except share data)

September 30,
2022

December 31,
2021

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

130,239

 

$

214,601

 

Accounts receivable and unbilled services, net

 

9,018

 

 

10,699

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

6,664

 

 

7,403

 

Total current assets

 

145,921

 

 

 

232,703

 

Property and equipment, net

 

1,074

 

 

1,393

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

1,227

 

 

2,086

 

Capitalized software, net

 

41,049

 

 

24,290

 

Other assets

 

153

 

 

326

 

Total assets

$

189,424

 

 

$

260,798

 

Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

6,608

 

$

12,819

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

11,877

 

 

17,073

 

Deferred revenue

 

4,603

 

 

5,130

 

Total current liabilities

 

23,088

 

 

 

35,022

 

Non-current liabilities:

 

 

 

Deferred revenue

 

4,170

 

 

2,478

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

873

 

 

1,322

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

1,390

 

 

1,477

 

Long-term earn-out liability

 

1,300

 

 

 

98,900

 

Total liabilities

 

30,821

 

 

 

139,199

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable convertible preferred stock:

 

 

 

Redeemable convertible preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 0 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized, 116,574,031 and 114,991,026 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

 

12

 

 

11

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

344,984

 

 

323,666

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

152

 

 

 

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(186,545

)

 

(202,078

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

158,603

 

 

 

121,599

 

Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity

$

189,424

 

 

$

260,798

 

SCIENCE 37 HOLDINGS, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In thousands)

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

15,533

 

 

$

(29,233

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

12,569

 

 

 

5,189

 

Non-cash lease expense related to operating lease right-of-use assets

 

859

 

 

 

1,153

 

Stock-based compensation

 

19,425

 

 

 

1,913

 

Gain on change in fair value of earn-out liability

 

(97,600

)

 

 

 

Loss on foreign currency exchange rates

 

282

 

 

 

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

147

 

 

 

143

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable and unbilled services

 

1,534

 

 

 

4,059

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

745

 

 

 

(2,862

)

Other assets

 

(72

)

 

 

(142

)

Accounts payable

 

(8,100

)

 

 

2,110

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

(6,329

)

 

 

577

 

Deferred revenue

 

1,165

 

 

 

2,063

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

(449

)

 

 

(948

)

Other, net

 

(86

)

 

 

1,318

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(60,377

)

 

 

(14,660

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

Payments related to capitalized software development costs

 

(24,627

)

 

 

(11,339

)

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(162

)

 

 

(733

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(24,789

)

 

 

(12,072

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

Proceeds from stock option exercises

 

672

 

 

 

1,245

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

672

 

 

 

1,245

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(84,494

)

 

 

(25,487

)

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash

 

132

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

214,601

 

 

 

33,483

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

130,239

 

 

$

7,996

 

Supplemental disclosures of non-cash activities

 

Balance in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities, and capitalized stock-based compensation related to capitalized software and fixed asset additions

$

(3,482

)

 

$

(2,364

)

Right-of-use asset obtained in exchange for operating lease liabilities

$

 

 

$

(1,305

)

Balance in prepaid expenses and other current assets related to stock option exercises

$

5

 

 

$

 

SCIENCE 37 HOLDINGS, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
(Unaudited)

The following table provides reconciliation of adjusted gross profit and adjusted gross margin to gross profit and gross margin, the most directly comparable GAAP measures, respectively:

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In thousands)

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Revenue

$

16,249

 

 

$

14,236

 

 

$

54,210

 

 

$

39,222

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

$

4,092

 

 

$

3,918

 

 

$

12,225

 

 

$

12,976

 

Stock-based compensation (1)

$

505

 

$

129

 

$

1,481

 

$

346

 

Adjusted gross profit

$

4,597

 

 

$

4,047

 

 

$

13,706

 

 

$

13,322

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin

 

25.2

%

 

 

27.5

%

 

 

22.6

%

 

 

33.1

%

Adjusted gross margin

 

28.3

%

 

 

28.4

%

 

 

25.3

%

 

 

34.0

%

The following table provides reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP measure:

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In thousands)

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Net income (loss)

$

(23,528

)

 

$

(14,692

)

 

$

15,533

 

 

$

(29,233

)

Interest income

 

(559

)

 

 

 

 

 

(748

)

 

 

(1

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

4,870

 

 

 

1,916

 

 

 

12,569

 

 

 

5,189

 

Other income (2)

 

(1,176

)

 

 

(238

)

 

 

(97,950

)

 

 

(456

)

Stock-based compensation

 

5,739

 

 

 

998

 

 

 

19,425

 

 

1,913

 

Franchise taxes

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

229

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(14,604

)

 

$

(12,016

)

 

$

(50,943

)

 

$

(22,588

)

The following table provides reconciliation of adjusted net loss to net income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP measure:

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(In thousands)

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Net income (loss)

$

(23,528

)

 

$

(14,692

)

 

$

15,533

 

 

$

(29,233

)

Interest income

 

(559

)

 

 

 

 

 

(748

)

 

 

(1

)

Other income (2)

 

(1,176

)

 

 

(238

)

 

 

(97,950

)

 

 

(456

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

5,739

 

 

 

998

 

 

 

19,425

 

 

1,913

 

Adjusted net loss

$

(19,524

)

 

$

(13,932

)

 

$

(63,740

)

 

$

(27,777

)

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(1)   Represents the portion of total stock-based compensation recorded within cost of revenues.
(2)   Includes a gain of $1.2 million and $97.6 million recorded for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively, associated with the change in the fair value of the earn-out liability.

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