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Nautilus Biotechnology Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Oct 31, 2023

SEATTLE, Oct. 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAUT; or “Nautilus”), a company pioneering a single molecule proteome analysis platform, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023.

“I’m very pleased with the progress Nautilus made in Q3 as we continue our drive towards commercial readiness”, said Sujal Patel, CEO of Nautilus.   “Continuing to increase the scale and robustness of the platform remains a key area of focus as we ready the platform for launch next year. With an increasing focus on proteomics by the scientific community, moves by major life science companies to expand their proteomics-related offerings, and massive international investments in the study of proteins, it is clear to me that a strong foundation has been laid for the ‘proteomics era’ of biology and medicine to take root and flourish. I believe that our continued exceptional financial discipline and business execution, combined with a platform designed to establish a new gold standard for proteomic analysis, positions us well for both short-term and longer-term success.”

Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Operating expenses were $19.1 million for the third quarter of 2023, a 21% increase from $15.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022. The increase in operating expenses was driven primarily by an increase in headcount to support ongoing development of our products.

Net loss was $15.9 million for the third quarter of 2023, as compared to a net loss of $14.1 million for the corresponding prior year period.

Cash, cash equivalents, and investments were $275.7 million as of September 30, 2023.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Nautilus will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter 2023 financial results, business developments and outlook before market open on Wednesday, October 31, 2023 at 5:30 AM Pacific Time / 8:30 AM Eastern Time. Live audio of the webcast will be available on the “Investors” section of the company website at:

About Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc.

With its corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington and its research and development headquarters in San Carlos, California, Nautilus is a development stage life sciences company working to create a platform technology for quantifying and unlocking the complexity of the proteome. Nautilus’ mission is to transform the field of proteomics by democratizing access to the proteome and enabling fundamental advancements across human health and medicine. To learn more about Nautilus, visit

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Nautilus’ expectations regarding the company’s business operations, financial performance and results of operations; expectations with respect to any revenue timing or projections, expectations with respect to the timing of the launch of Nautilus’ product platform and full commercial availability, the functionality and performance of Nautilus’ product platform, its potential impact on providing proteome access, pharmaceutical development and drug discovery, expanding research horizons, and enabling scientific explorations and discovery, and the present and future capabilities and limitations of emerging proteomics technologies. These statements are based on numerous assumptions concerning the development of Nautilus’ products, target markets, and other current and emerging proteomics technologies, and involve substantial risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could materially affect the accuracy of Nautilus’ assumptions and its ability to achieve the forward-looking statements set forth in this press release include (without limitation) the following: Nautilus’ product platform is not yet commercially available and remains subject to significant scientific and technical development, which is inherently challenging and difficult to predict, particularly with respect to highly novel and complex products such as those being developed by Nautilus. Even if our development efforts are successful, our product platform will require substantial validation of its functionality and utility in life science research. In the course of Nautilus’ scientific and technical development and associated product validation and commercialization, we may experience material delays as a result of unanticipated events. We cannot provide any guarantee or assurance with respect to the outcome of our development, collaboration, and commercialization initiatives or with respect to their associated timelines. For a more detailed description of additional risks and uncertainties facing Nautilus and its development efforts, investors should refer to the information under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as well as in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed for the quarter ended September 30, 2023 and our other filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements in this press release are as of the date of this press release. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Nautilus disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts) September 30,
  December 31,
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 74,104     $ 114,523  
Short-term investments   109,185       69,948  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   3,499       2,738  
Total current assets   186,788       187,209  
Property and equipment, net   4,283       3,700  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   33,669       28,866  
Long-term investments   92,439       129,169  
Other long-term assets   1,157       1,108  
Total assets $ 318,336     $ 350,052  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 1,142     $ 1,272  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   4,285       3,528  
Current portion of operating lease liability   3,467       1,991  
Total current liabilities   8,894       6,791  
Operating lease liability, net of current portion   32,169       28,337  
Total liabilities   41,063       35,128  
Stockholders’ equity:      
Preferred stock          
Common stock   12       12  
Additional paid-in capital   464,509       455,330  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (2,033 )     (1,854 )
Accumulated deficit   (185,215 )     (138,564 )
Total stockholders’ equity   277,273       314,924  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 318,336     $ 350,052  


Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 (Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)   2023       2022       2023       2022  
Operating expenses              
Research and development $ 11,996     $ 9,571     $ 34,785     $ 28,085  
General and administrative   7,079       6,249       21,366       19,229  
Total operating expenses   19,075       15,820       56,151       47,314  
Other income (expense), net   3,197       1,757       9,500       2,799  
Net loss $ (15,878 )   $ (14,063 )   $ (46,651 )   $ (44,515 )
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $ (0.13 )   $ (0.11 )   $ (0.37 )   $ (0.36 )
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted   124,933,837       124,651,318       124,896,975       124,522,164  


Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022 (Unaudited)

  Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in thousands)   2023       2022  
Cash flows from operating activities      
Net loss $ (46,651 )   $ (44,515 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities      
Depreciation   1,294       871  
Stock-based compensation   9,064       7,547  
Amortization (accretion) of premium (discount) on securities, net   (2,040 )     (340 )
Amortization of operating lease right-of-use assets   2,821       1,624  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (878 )     239  
Accounts payable   22       (850 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   757       860  
Operating lease liabilities   (2,200 )     (865 )
Net cash used in operating activities   (37,811 )     (35,429 )
Cash flows from investing activities      
Proceeds from maturities of securities   51,249       142,075  
Purchases of securities   (51,895 )     (101,665 )
Purchases of property and equipment   (2,029 )     (2,095 )
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities   (2,675 )     38,315  
Cash flows from financing activities      
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   23       274  
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan   92       153  
Net cash provided by financing activities   115       427  
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (40,371 )     3,313  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   115,477       186,461  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 75,106     $ 189,774