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): February 25, 2021  

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
Class A 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 February 25, 2021, Atreca, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release reporting its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020 and its recent corporate developments. A copy of such press release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1. 

The information contained in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on 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 Description
99.1  Press Release titled “Atreca Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments,” dated February 25, 2021, 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: February 25, 2021By: /s/ Herbert Cross        
  Herbert Cross
  Chief Financial Officer



Atreca Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 25, 2021 (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, 2020, and provided an overview of recent developments.

"2020 was a successful year for Atreca marked by several key milestones, including the initiation of our first-in-human study of ATRC-101 and the signing of multiple strategic collaborations to both enhance our discovery platform and build our development pipeline,” said John Orwin, Chief Executive Officer. "Preclinical data that we presented on ATRC-101 throughout the year highlighted its novel target and mechanism of action, as well as its potential as a combination therapy both with checkpoint inhibitors targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis and with chemotherapy. This year we look forward to reporting initial summary data from our Phase 1b trial, initiating combination studies with a checkpoint inhibitor and chemotherapy, and providing an update on our early-stage pipeline.”

Recent Developments and Highlights

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results

About Atreca, Inc.

Atreca is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibody-based 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 tumors. These antibodies provide the basis for first-in-class therapeutic candidates, such as our 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

Certain statements in this press release regarding our strategy and future plans, including statements regarding the development of ATRC-101 and our clinical and regulatory plans and the timing thereof, and the progress of our discovery platform and development efforts with our existing and potential future collaboration and research arrangements, constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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 "continued," "anticipate," "potential," "expect," "believe," "planned," 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, clinical trials, and regulatory submissions, the activity of ATRC-101 or potential future candidates once administered in human subjects, and the implementation of our strategic plans for our business, technologies, and current or potential future product candidates. More information on these risks and potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of our most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. 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, 
  2020 2019 
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $60,789  $157,954  
Investments  179,296   14,663  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  9,037   3,502  
Total current assets  249,122   176,119  
Property and equipment, net  19,831   5,771  
Long-term investments  -   10,799  
Deposits and other  3,111   3,026  
Total assets $272,064  $195,715  
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable $5,216  $2,133  
Accrued expenses  10,302   5,395  
Other current liabilities  1,900   419  
Total current liabilities  17,418   7,947  
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion  4   53  
Deferred rent  12,585   763  
Total liabilities  30,007   8,763  
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock  4   3  
Additional paid-in capital  492,436   351,039  
Accumulated other comprehensive income  58   16  
Accumulated deficit  (250,441)  (164,106) 
Total stockholders’ equity  242,057   186,952  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $272,064  $195,715  


Atreca, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
   Three Months Ended Year Ended
   December 31, December 31,
    2020  2019  2020  2019
 Research and development $16,847  $14,279  $62,045  $54,726 
 General and administrative  6,639   6,926   26,834   17,845 
 Total expenses  23,486   21,205   88,879   72,571 
Interest and other income (expense)        
 Other income  366   329   1,353   2,134 
 Interest income  136   885   1,218   3,213 
 Interest expense  (1)  (1)  (4)  (6)
 Preferred stock warrant liability revaluation   —    —    —   (123)
 Foreign exchange loss   —   (7)   —   (8)
 Loss on disposal of property and equipment  (22)  (115)  (22)  (122)
Loss before Income tax expense  (23,007)  (20,114)  (86,334)  (67,483)
Income tax expense  -   1   (1)  (1)
Net loss $(23,007) $(20,113) $(86,335) $(67,484)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $(0.63) $(0.72) $(2.70) $(4.26)
Weighted-average shares used in computing        
net loss per share, basic and diluted  36,726,441   27,959,975   31,924,473   15,834,175 


Atreca, Inc.
Herb Cross
Chief Financial Officer

Alex Gray, 650-779-9251

Sheryl Seapy, 213-262-9390

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