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SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States, announced today its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2020.
Financial Highlights for the First Six Months of 2020Total revenues were RMB4.1 million (US$0.6 million) for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3.4% from RMB3.9 million for the first six months of 2019.Gross margin was 45.3% for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3.9 percentage points from 41.4% for the first six months of 2019.The average selling price (“ASP”) of CDA-based tests increased by RMB228, or 114% from the first six months of 2019 to the same period of 2020 primarily due to higher pricing for new contracts and a more favorable distributor mix.Net loss was RMB56.1 million (US$7.9 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to net loss of RMB34.9 million for the first six months of 2019. The net loss for the first six months of 2020 was due in part to one-time charges and expenses of RMB19.4 million related to the Company’s initial public offering (“IPO”) and non-cash share-based compensation of RMB17.5 million.Debt has been dropped significantly (a decrease of approximately 84%) compared to the end of last year (December 31, 2019).Business Highlights for the First Six Months of 2020The Company successfully listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange on January 30, 2020The San Jose, California US lab received the College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) certification. The lab also began to validate a COVID-19 antibody test on a major supplier’s FDA emergency use approved instrument and expects to commercialize the test in the second half of the year.The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US lab completed renovations and the 1st phase of instrument installation was finalized.Two new products were launched, including a proprietary immunology test named ADME (AnPac Defense Medical Examination) and a new cancer test package named APCS (AnPac Pan Cancer Screening) combining CDA technology with ct-DNA methods.Company continued to receive validation on the efficacy of CDA testing through study follow-ups.  As of June 30, 2020, AnPac Bio had contacted over 22,393 tested individuals in China and received substantive feedback regarding health conditions and disease development from 13,488 individuals.As of June 30, 2020, the Company filed 238 patent applications globally; among these, 128 patents have been granted.The Company continued to build a cancer risk assessment database, which totaled approximately 180,500 samples as of June 30, 2020, including approximately 137,200 samples from commercial CDA-based tests and approximately 43,300 samples from research studies.Dr. Chris Yu, AnPac Bio’s Chairman and CEO commented: “We have accomplished a number of critical milestones in the first half of the year, including its successful listing on the NASDAQ Global Markets, the launch of two new products, such as our AnPac Defense Medical Examination immunology test. We have continued to work in obtaining the Class III medical device certification in China and laboratory developed test (LDT) designation in the US. We have improved our financial performance with increased revenue, gross margin and average selling price, and reduced our operating loss, with additional cost-cutting measures to take effect during the second half of the year. The above milestones were achieved despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in the period. Looking ahead, we are optimistic about further revenue growth and gross profit increases, and new test qualification and launches in the second half of the year and in future.”  Financial Results for the First Six Months of 2020RevenueTotal revenues increased by 3.4% to RMB4.1 million (US$ 0.6 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB3.9 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to an increase in our ASP for the sales of cancer screening and detection tests.Cost of RevenuesCost of revenues decreased by 3.5% to RMB2.2 million (US$0.3 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB 2.3 million for the first six months of 2019. The decrease was primarily attributable to the Company’s streamlining of various staffing functions and less staff costs following the Chinese government’s stimulus policies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decrease in our cost of revenues was also attributable to a decrease in outsourced testing expenses, as we performed more tests in our own labs.Gross Profit and Gross MarginGross profit increased by 13.1% to RMB1.8 million (US$0.3 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB1.6 million for the first six months of 2019. Gross margin was 45.3% for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3.9 percentage points from 41.4% for the first six months of 2019.Selling and Marketing ExpensesSelling and marketing expenses decreased by 24.0% to RMB4.7 million (US$0.7 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB6.1 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to less share-based compensation.Research and Development ExpensesResearch and development expenses increased by 64.4% to RMB7.4 million (US$1.1 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB4.5 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to increased research activities under one of our research projects.General and Administrative ExpensesGeneral and administrative expenses increased by significantly to RMB50.7 million (US$7.2 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB24.0 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to higher professional service fees, which were primarily related to our IPO.Interest ExpensesInterest expenses decreased by 59.7% to RMB517,000 (US$73,000) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB1,284,000 for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to our repayment of the short-term loans that were incurred prior to our IPO.Other Income, NetNet other income increased by significantly to RMB7.3 million (US$1.0 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB0.8 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to the reversal in fair value of the convertible loans that we borrowed from Zhijun after we repaid these loans.Net LossNet loss was RMB56.1 million (US$7.9 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to net loss of RMB34.9 million for the first six months of 2019. Basic and diluted loss per share was RMB5.12 (US$0.72) for the first six months of 2020, compared to that of RMB4.03 for the first six months of 2019.Balance SheetAs of June 30, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB10.0 million (US$1.4 million), compared to RMB6.1 million as of December 31, 2019.Cash FlowNet cash used in operating activities was RMB53.9 million (US$7.6 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to RMB22.2 million for the first six months of 2019.Net cash used in investing activities was RMB1.2 million (US$0.2 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to RMB0.4 million for the first six months of 2019.Net cash provided by financing activities was RMB58.9 million (US$8.3 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to RMB20.9 million for the first six months of 2019.Conference CallThe Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 am Eastern Time on September 10, 2020 (5:00 am Pacific Time/8:00 pm Beijing Time) to discuss the financial results for the first six months ended June 30, 2020. To attend this earnings conference call, please use the information below for either dial-in access or webcast access. When prompted, please reference “AnPac Bio/ANPC.”Please dial in at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the call to ensure timely participation. For those unable to participate, an audio replay of the conference call will be available from approximately one hour after the end of the live call until September 17, 2020. The dial-in for the replay is +1 877-344-7529 within the United States or +1 412-317-0088 internationally. The replay access code is 10147575.A live webcast of the call will also be available at https://services.choruscall.com/links/anpc200828.html.About AnPac BioAnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 30, 2020. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide and first in China among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of May 2020. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.For investor and media inquiries, please contact:Company:
Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations
Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)
Email: phil_case@AnPacbio.com
Investor Relations:
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: tina.xiao@ascent-ir.com
Safe Harbor StatementThis announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company’s future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “intends,” “potential,” “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities including the CLIA; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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