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Cytek Biosciences Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytek® Biosciences, Inc. (“Cytek Biosciences” or “Cytek”) (Nasdaq: CTKB) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Recent Highlights

  • Total revenue was $49.7 million, representing 24% growth over the second quarter of 2022
    • Total revenue on a non-GAAP constant currency basis was $50.0 million
    • Organic revenue for Cytek’s existing product portfolio was $41.5 million in the second quarter of 2023, representing an increase of 3% compared to the second quarter of 2022. Second quarter revenue from the product lines acquired from the Luminex Corporation transaction, which closed February 28, 2023, was $8.2 million
  • Shipped the 100th Cytek Aurora Cell Sorter system, underscoring Cytek’s momentum from the scientific community's adoption of the transformative Full Spectrum Profiling™ (FSP™) technology, which streamlines workflows, accelerates discoveries and maximizes efficiency
  • Completed global workforce integration and transfer of imaging operations into Cytek, remain on track for full integration of the acquired Luminex flow cytometry business by year end

"I am pleased with Cytek's continued execution throughout the quarter. The shipping of our 100th Cytek Aurora Cell Sorter system and growing user base solidifies Cytek's momentum, fueled by the scientific community's enthusiastic adoption of our transformative Full Spectrum Profiling (FSP) technology,” said Dr. Wenbin Jiang, CEO of Cytek Biosciences. "During our first full quarter post-acquisition, we made continuous and successful strides integrating the acquired Luminex flow cytometry and imaging business. This progress is clear through the expansion of our global presence, made possible by the synergies created within our combined organization.”

Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2023 was $49.7 million, a 24% increase over the second quarter of 2022. This included $8.2 million of revenue from the products lines acquired from Luminex, which closed on February 28, 2023. Excluding revenue from this acquisition, organic revenue was $41.5 million, a 3% increase compared to the same period of the prior year. On a constant currency basis, total revenue for the second quarter of 2023 was $50.0 million.

Gross profit was $28.2 million for the second quarter of 2023, an increase of 15% compared to a gross profit of $24.6 million in the second quarter of 2022. Gross profit margin was 57% in the second quarter of 2023 compared to 61% in the second quarter of 2022. Adjusted gross profit margin, after adjusting for stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, was 60% in the second quarter of 2023 compared to 64% in the second quarter of 2022.

Operating expenses were $37.3 million for the second quarter of 2023, a 47% increase from $25.5 million in the second quarter of 2022. The increases in operating expenses were primarily due to expenses related to increased headcount from the Luminex acquisition and personnel-related expenses across research and development, sales and marketing, and general and administrative.

Research and development expenses were $12.1 million for the second quarter of 2023 compared to $8.4 million for the second quarter of 2022.

Sales and marketing expenses were $14.4 million for the second quarter of 2023 compared to $8.4 million for the second quarter of 2022.

General and administrative expenses were $10.8 million for the second quarter of 2023, an increase from $8.6 million for the second quarter of 2022.

Loss from operations in the second quarter of 2023 was $9.1 million compared to loss from operations of $0.9 million in the second quarter of 2022. Net loss in the second quarter of 2023 was $4.4 million compared to a net loss of $0.7 million in the second quarter of 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter of 2023 was $1.5 million compared to $4.8 million in the second quarter of 2022, after adjusting for stock-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange impacts.

Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments in marketable securities were approximately $298.8 million as of June 30, 2023, compared to $341.1 million as of December 31, 2022.

2023 Outlook

Cytek Biosciences continues to expect full year 2023 total revenue to be in the range of $205 million to $220 million, representing growth of 25% to 34% over full year 2022. This includes an expected revenue contribution in the range of $180 million to $190 million from our existing organic business and in the range of $25 million to $30 million from the acquired Luminex flow cytometry and imaging business, which closed on February 28, 2023.

Webcast Information

Cytek will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter 2023 financial results on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at

About Cytek Biosciences, Inc.

Cytek Biosciences (Nasdaq: CTKB) is a leading cell analysis solutions company advancing the next generation of cell analysis tools by delivering high-resolution, high-content and high-sensitivity cell analysis utilizing its patented Full Spectrum Profiling™ (FSP™) technology. Cytek’s novel approach harnesses the power of information within the entire spectrum of a fluorescent signal to achieve a higher level of multiplexing with precision and sensitivity. Cytek’s FSP platform includes its core instruments, the Aurora and Northern Lights™ systems; its cell sorter, the Aurora CS; the flow cytometer and imaging products under the Amnis® and Guava® brands; and reagents, software and services to provide a comprehensive and integrated suite of solutions for its customers. Cytek is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices and distribution channels across the globe. More information about the company and its products is available at

Other than Cytek’s Northern Lights CLC system and certain reagents for use therewith, which are available for clinical use in countries where the regulatory approval has been obtained from the local regulatory authorities, including China and the European Union, Cytek’s products are for research use only and not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Cytek, Full Spectrum Profiling, FSP, Northern Lights, Amnis and Guava are trademarks of Cytek Biosciences, Inc.

In addition to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), press releases, public conference calls and webcasts, Cytek uses its website (, LinkedIn page and corporate "X” account (formerly Twitter) as channels of distribution of information about its company, products, planned financial and other announcements, attendance at upcoming investor and industry conferences and other matters. Such information may be deemed material information and Cytek may use these channels to comply with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Therefore, investors should monitor Cytek’s website, LinkedIn page, and X account in addition to following its SEC filings, news releases, public conference calls and webcasts.

Statement Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

Cytek has presented certain financial information in accordance with U.S. GAAP and also on a non-GAAP basis for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2023 and June 30, 2022. Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures, including “Adjusted gross profit margin,” “Adjusted EBITDA” and revenue on a “constant currency basis” referenced above, taken in conjunction with GAAP financial measures, provide useful information for both management and investors by excluding certain non-cash and other expenses that are not indicative of the company’s core operating results. Cytek calculates constant currency revenue growth rates by applying the prior period weighted average exchange rates to current period results. Cytek presents constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying business performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. Management uses non-GAAP measures to compare the company’s performance relative to forecasts and strategic plans and to benchmark the company’s performance externally against competitors. Non-GAAP information is not prepared under a comprehensive set of accounting rules and should only be used to supplement an understanding of the company’s operating results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Cytek encourages investors to carefully consider its results under GAAP, as well as its supplemental non-GAAP information and the reconciliation between these presentations, to more fully understand its business. Reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP operating results are presented in the accompanying tables of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are subject to the “safe harbor” created by those sections. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “might," "will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “could,” “intend,” “target,” “project,” “contemplate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the integration of the acquired Luminex flow cytometry business and 2023 outlook, including expectations that full year 2023 total revenue will be in the range of $205 million to $220 million, including expected revenue contribution in the range of $180 million to $190 million from Cytek's existing organic business and in the range of $25 million to $30 million from the acquired Luminex flow cytometry and imaging business (the “FCI Business”). These statements are based on management’s current expectations, forecasts, beliefs, assumptions and information currently available to management. These statements also deal with future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as those relating to global economic and market conditions; Cytek’s ability to successfully integrate the acquired FCI Business and recognize the anticipated benefits of the transaction; Cytek Biosciences’ dependence on certain sole and single source suppliers; competition; market acceptance of Cytek Biosciences’ current and potential products; Cytek Biosciences’ ability to manage the growth and complexity of its organization, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain key employees; Cytek Biosciences’ ability to maintain, protect and enhance its intellectual property; and Cytek Biosciences’ ability to continue to stay in compliance with its material contractual obligations, applicable laws and regulations.

You should refer to the section entitled “Risk Factors” set forth in Cytek Biosciences’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 8, 2023, Cytek Biosciences’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and other filings Cytek Biosciences makes with the SEC from time to time for a discussion of important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by Cytek Biosciences’ forward-looking statements. Although Cytek Biosciences believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot provide any assurance that these expectations will prove to be correct nor can it guarantee that the future results, levels of activity, performance and events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Cytek Biosciences as of the date hereof, and Cytek Biosciences disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements provided to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Cytek Biosciences’ views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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Cytek Biosciences, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income

  Three Months Ended
 Six Months Ended
(In thousands, except share and per share data) June 30,

 June 30,
 June 30,
 June 30,
      (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Revenue, net:          
Product $40,452  $37,093  $71,624  $68,574 
Service  9,241   3,066   15,157   6,649 
Total revenue, net  49,693   40,159   86,781   75,223 
Cost of sales:       
Product  16,675   11,780   29,352   23,547 
Service  4,856   3,818   8,229   6,938 
Total cost of sales  21,531   15,598   37,581   30,485 
Gross profit  28,162   24,561   49,200   44,738 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development  12,136   8,436   22,110   16,461 
Sales and marketing  14,367   8,431   25,512   15,391 
General and administrative  10,786   8,585   22,867   16,134 
Total operating expenses  37,289   25,452   70,489   47,986 
Loss from operations  (9,127)  (891)  (21,289)  (3,248)
Other income (expense):       
Interest expense  (409)  (647)  (1,082)  (1,237)
Interest income  1,201   391   3,344   409 
Other income (expense), net  1,740   (254)  3,392   (628)
Total other income (expense), net  2,532   (510)  5,654   (1,456)
Loss before income taxes  (6,595)  (1,401)  (15,635)  (4,704)
Benefit from income taxes  (2,207)  (699)  (4,440)  (1,844)
Net loss $(4,388) $(702) $(11,195) $(2,860)
Less: net loss allocated to noncontrolling interests  -   104   -   241 
Net loss attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $(4,388) $(598) $(11,195) $(2,619)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders per share, basic and diluted $(0.03) $(0.00) $(0.08) $(0.02)
Weighted-average shares used in calculating net loss per share, basic and diluted  135,918,707   134,403,059   135,705,139   134,154,171 
Comprehensive loss:       
Net loss $(4,388) $(702) $(11,195) $(2,860)
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax  (980)  (683)  (1,022)  (669)
Unrealized loss on marketable securities  (192)  -   (40)  - 
Net comprehensive loss $(5,560) $(1,385) $(12,257) $(3,529)

Cytek Biosciences, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets

  June 30,

 December 31,

(In thousands, except share and per share data) 
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $131,544  $296,601 
Restricted cash  -   2,899 
Marketable securities  167,294   44,548 
Trade accounts receivable, net  49,624   48,864 
Inventories  65,731   48,154 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  10,628   12,954 
Total current assets  424,821   454,020 
Deferred income tax assets, noncurrent  26,387   20,459 
Property and equipment, net  15,588   13,682 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  12,423   13,883 
Goodwill  19,143   10,144 
Intangible assets, net  23,683   4,331 
Other noncurrent assets  3,009   2,957 
Total assets $525,054  $519,476 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity   
Current liabilities:   
Trade accounts payable $3,082  $4,805 
Legal settlement liability, current  1,918   2,163 
Accrued expenses  19,591   21,126 
Other current liabilities  8,388   7,960 
Deferred revenue, current  20,612   12,986 
Total current liabilities  53,591   49,040 
Legal settlement liability, noncurrent  16,462   15,596 
Deferred revenue, noncurrent  16,054   13,124 
Operating lease liability, noncurrent  10,833   12,312 
Long term debt  1,882   2,271 
Other noncurrent liabilities  2,053   1,587 
Total liabilities $100,875  $93,930 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders’ equity:   
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 1,000,000,000 authorized shares as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively; 136,344,908 and 135,365,381 issued and outstanding shares as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively.  136   135 
Additional paid-in capital  454,027   442,887 
Accumulated deficit  (28,225)  (17,030)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (1,759)  (697)
Noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiary  -   251 
Total stockholders’ equity $424,179  $425,546 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $525,054  $519,476 

Cytek Biosciences, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

  Three months ended June 30,
   2023   2022 
(In thousands, except per share amounts)    
  (unaudited) (unaudited)
GAAP gross profit $28,162  $24,561 
Stock-based compensation  868   749 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets  539   344 
Non-GAAP gross profit $29,569  $25,654 
GAAP gross profit %  57%  61%
Non-GAAP gross profit %  60%  64%
GAAP Net Loss $(4,388) $(702)
Depreciation and Amortization  2,445   1,636 
Benefits from Income Taxes  (2,207)  (699)
Interest Income  (1,201)  (391)
Interest Expense  409   647 
Foreign currency exchange loss, net  535   331 
Stock-based compensation  5,922   3,934 
Acquisition related expenses  27   - 
Adjusted EBITDA $1,542  $4,756 

RevenueThree months ended
June 30, 2023
 Three months ended
June 30, 2022
As reported$49,693  $40,159 
Non-GAAP constant currency 49,970   41,058 
FX Impact [$]$277  $899 
FX Impact [%] 0.6%  2.2%

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