Press Release

Atreca Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments

August 13, 2019 at 4:05 PM EDT

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atreca, Inc. (Atreca) (NASDAQ: BCEL), a biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics based on a deep understanding of the human immune response, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, and provided an overview of Atreca’s recent developments.

“The second quarter of 2019 was a highly productive period for Atreca, highlighted by the completion of our successful initial public offering, which further strengthens our ability to execute on the promise of our differentiated technology platform drawn from a deep understanding of the human immune response,” said John Orwin, Chief Executive Officer. “We believe our lead product candidate, ATRC-101, represents an exciting and novel approach to cancer therapy with the potential to drive better outcomes for patients across a variety of solid tumors. We look forward to submitting the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for ATRC-101 later this year and initiating a Phase 1b clinical trial in patients with solid tumors in early 2020.”

Recent Developments and Highlights

  • In June 2019, Atreca successfully completed its initial public offering, raising $130.8 million in net proceeds.
  • In July 2019, Atreca further strengthened its management team with the appointments of Lisa L. Decker, Ph.D., as Chief Business Officer and Courtney J. Phillips as General Counsel.

Upcoming Milestones

  • Atreca anticipates filing an IND application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for ATRC-101 in late 2019 and initiating a Phase 1b clinical trial in patients with solid tumors in early 2020.

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

  • As of June 30, 2019, cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $219.7 million. This includes net proceeds of approximately $130.8 million from Atreca’s June 2019 initial public offering of common stock, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses of the offering.
  • Research and development expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $15.9 million, including non-cash share-based compensation expense of $752,000.
  • General and administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019 were $3.5 million, including non-cash share-based compensation expense of $607,000.
  • Atreca reported a net loss of $17.9 million, or basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders of $3.67, for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

About Atreca, Inc.
Atreca is a biopharmaceutical company utilizing its differentiated platform to discover and develop novel antibody-based immunotherapeutics to treat a range of solid tumor types. Atreca’s discovery platform relies on the human immune system to discover unique antibody-target pairs from patients experiencing an active immune response against their tumors. These unique antibody-target pairs represent a potentially novel and previously unexplored landscape of immuno-oncology targets and provide the basis for novel clinical therapeutic candidates such as ATRC-101, the company’s lead clinical candidate. The company expects to file an Investigational New Drug application for ATRC-101 by the end of 2019 and to commence a Phase 1b study in multiple solid tumor types in early 2020. For more information on Atreca, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding our strategy and future plans, including statements regarding the development of ATRC-101 and our clinical and regulatory plans. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will”,  “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “potential,” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. Our actual results may differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties related to the initiation, timing, progress and results of our research and development programs, preclinical studies, any clinical trials and Investigational New Drug application and other regulatory submissions, and other matters that are described in our prospectus, dated June 19, 2019, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which is available on the SEC’s website at, including the risk factors set forth therein. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement in this press release, except as required by law.

Atreca, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
  June 30,  December 31,  

Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 154,959  $ 114,504  
Investments   64,703    —  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,589    2,721  
Total current assets   222,251    117,225  
Property and equipment, net   4,155    4,143  
Deposits and other   974    316  
Total assets $ 227,380  $ 121,684  


Current Liabilities
Accounts payable $ 3,942  $ 1,307  
Accrued expenses   4,299    3,008  
Other current liabilities   158    247  
Total current liabilities   8,399    4,562  
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion   77    100  
Deferred rent   22    6  
Preferred stock warrant liability   —    380  
Total liabilities   8,498    5,048  
Convertible preferred stock   —    209,669  

Stockholders’ equity (deficit)
Common stock   3    —  
Additional paid-in capital   346,915    3,593  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   86    (4) 
Accumulated deficit   (128,122)   (96,622) 
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)   218,882    (93,032) 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit) $ 227,380  $ 121,684  

Atreca, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
  Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30, 
  2019  2018  2019  2018 
Research and development $ 15,922  $ 7,419  $ 27,635  $ 14,062 
General and administrative   3,537    1,632    6,055    2,932 
Total expenses   19,459    9,051    33,690    16,994 
Interest and other income (expense)            
Other income   1,021    347    1,186    560 
Interest income   594   33    1,139    90 
Interest expense   (2)   (2)   (4)   (5)
Preferred stock warrant liability revaluation   (73)   7    (123)   27 
Loss on disposal of property and equipment   (2)   (1)   (7)   (1)
Loss before income tax expense   (17,921)   (8,667)   (31,499)   (16,323)
Income tax expense   —    (1)   (1)   (1)
Net loss $ (17,921) $ (8,668) $ (31,500) $ (16,324)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (3.67) $ (4.13) $ (8.97) $ (7.79)
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted   4,888,987    2,097,296    3,512,606    2,095,363 

Atreca, Inc.
Herb Cross
Chief Financial Officer
Burns McClellan, Inc.
Robert Flamm, Ph.D. / Ryo Imai
212-213-0006 ext. 364 / 315 /
Alex Gray, 650-779-9251, ext. 251

Source: Atreca, Inc.