Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): March 11, 2020  

Atreca, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


450 East Jamie Court, South San Francisco, California94080
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

(650) 595-2595
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
ClassA Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share BCEL The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company [ X ]


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [   ]


Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On March 11, 2020, Atreca, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release reporting its recent corporate developments and its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2019. A copy of such press release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. 

The information in Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or into any filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, except as expressly set forth by reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit Number Exhibit Description
99.1 Press Release titled “Atreca Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results,” dated March 11, 2020, furnished herewith



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 Atreca, Inc.
Dated: March 11, 2020By: /s/ Herbert Cross        
  Herbert Cross
  Chief Financial Officer



Atreca Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atreca, Inc. (Atreca) (NASDAQ: BCEL), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics generated through a unique discovery platform based on interrogation of the active human immune response, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019 and provided an overview of recent developments.

“2019 was a successful year for Atreca as we evolved into a public, clinical-stage company, positioning us for future growth,” said John Orwin, Chief Executive Officer. “We recently dosed the first patient in our Phase 1b dose-escalation clinical trial evaluating ATRC-101 in multiple solid tumor types following clearance of our first IND by the FDA in November. Additionally, our new strategic collaboration with Merck to identify novel antibody targets in oncology underscores the potential of our differentiated approach to drug discovery and could help accelerate efforts to expand our clinical pipeline. We look forward to further progress in 2020.”

Recent Developments and Highlights

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

About Atreca, Inc.
Atreca is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibody-based cancer immunotherapeutics generated by its differentiated discovery platform. Atreca’s platform allows access to an unexplored landscape in oncology through the identification of unique antibody-target pairs generated by the human immune system during an active immune response against tumor. These antibodies provide the basis for first-in-class therapeutic candidates, such as lead product candidate ATRC-101. A Phase 1b study evaluating ATRC-101 in multiple solid tumor cancers is currently enrolling patients. For more information on Atreca, please visit www.atreca.com.  

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, and the timing thereof. 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 “will”, “could,” “future,” “forward,” “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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, 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)

 December 31,December 31, 
  2019   2018 
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$157,954  $114,504 
Investments 14,663    — 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,502   2,721 
Total current assets 176,119   117,225 
Property and equipment, net 5,771   4,143 
Long-term Investments 10,799    — 
Deposits and other 3,026   316 
Total assets$195,715  $121,684 
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable$2,133  $1,307 
Accrued expenses 5,395   3,008 
Other current liabilities 419   247 
Total current liabilities 7,947   4,562 
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion 53   100 
Deferred rent 763   6 
Preferred stock warrant liability -   380 
Total liabilities 8,763   5,048 
Convertible preferred stock  —   209,669 
Stockholders’ equity (deficit)
Common stock 3    — 
Additional paid-in capital 351,039   3,593 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss 16   (4)
Accumulated deficit (164,106)  (96,622)
Total stockholders’ equity 186,952   (93,032)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)$195,715  $121,684 

Atreca, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

($ amounts in 000's, except per share amounts)       
  Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
  December 31, December 31,
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
 Research and development$14,279  $10,631  $54,726  $32,513 
 General and administrative 6,926   2,253   17,845   7,060 
 Total expenses 21,205   12,884   72,571   39,573 
Interest and other income (expense)       
 Other income 329   301   2,134   961 
 Interest income 885   602   3,213   714 
 Interest expense (1)  (2)  (6)  (9)
 Preferred stock warrant liability revaluation  —   (3)  (123)  (33)
 Foreign exchange loss (7)   —   (8)   — 
 Loss on disposal of property and equipment (115)   —   (122)  (1)
Loss before Income tax expense (20,114)  (11,986)  (67,483)  (37,941)
Income tax benefit (expense) 1   2   (1)  1 
Net loss$(20,113) $(11,984) $(67,484) $(37,940)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.72) $(5.64) $(4.26) $(18.02)
Weighted-average shares used in computing       
net loss per share, basic and diluted 27,959,975   2,125,315   15,834,175   2,104,861 


Atreca, Inc.
Herb Cross
Chief Financial Officer

Alex Gray, 650-779-9251, ext. 251

Sheryl Seapy, 213-262-9390
Source: Atreca, Inc.