— A strong start to 2018 in product development and commercialization plans for consumer-driven health and nutrition ingredient products, fifth consecutive reduction in year-over-year quarterly operating loss —

DAVIS, Calif. (May 9, 2018)Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKDA), an agricultural food ingredient company, today released its financial and business results for the first quarter of 2018.

“With the launch of our GoodWheat™ brand and notable technical achievements in our Resistant Starch and Reduced Gluten wheat products, 2018 is shaping up to be a game-changing year at Arcadia,” said Raj Ketkar, president and CEO. “We made a strong start in our commercialization plans for our wheat quality portfolio in the first quarter, all the while containing our operating costs, leading to another year-over-year reduction in our quarterly operating loss.”

Q1 2018 Operating and Financial Highlights

  • GoodWheat™ Branded Ingredients Platform. Arcadia launched its GoodWheat™ brand of wheat ingredients to add value to the entire wheat value chain, from seed to table, by enabling a wider range of choices to meet evolving consumer demands. The platform includes Arcadia’s current and future non-GM wheat portfolio of high fiber Resistant Starch (RS) and Reduced Gluten (RG) wheat varieties, as well as future wheat innovations.
  • High Fiber, Resistant Starch Wheat Milestones. Arcadia announced two key technical milestones in its high fiber, RS wheat lines. Arcadia’s RS wheat varieties contain 94 percent amylose, compared to 25 to 30 percent in traditional wheat. Increased levels of amylose correspond to higher levels of resistant starch, which has been proven to deliver significant health benefits. These same wheat varieties deliver levels of total dietary fiber high enough to meet the FDA’s threshold for “Good Source” of fiber and “High in Fiber” designations on consumer packaging. These new non-GM wheat varieties, naturally high in fiber, will help satisfy consumers’ demands for healthier, clean-label ingredients in their favorite wheat-based foods.
  • Reduced Gluten Wheat. Arcadia added new Reduced Gluten wheat to the GoodWheatTM portfolio, with plans to have lines available for commercial testing by the end of the year. Arcadia’s RG wheat product is a non-GM, patent-pending, identity preserved specialty wheat in which allergenic glutens have been reduced by 75 percent while the levels of glutens important for baking are not changed. With the growing number of consumers making a conscious effort to reduce gluten in their diets, Arcadia believes its RG wheat represents a rich and untapped opportunity for specialty products and unique brand extensions.
  • Agricultural Productivity Traits Increase Yields in Rice. In two crop seasons of field trials, three of Arcadia’s abiotic stress traits stacked together demonstrated double digit yield increases in rice. Multiple lines carrying the nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), water use efficiency (WUE) and salinity tolerance (ST) traits outperformed control lines by an average of 25 percent under limiting nitrogen applications, when measured for yield. The same lines yielded an average of 40 percent more than controls under combined limiting nitrogen and drought conditions in the field. These results indicate that there may be synergistic effects between the traits that protect crop yields against a variety of challenging growing conditions, including nutrient deficiency, drought and salinity.
  • Strengthened Financial Position. Arcadia raised $10M in funding through a private placement (PIPE) financing this quarter, bringing its cash balance to $20.4 million with no debt at March 31, 2018. The company is well funded to begin commercialization activities for its portfolio of health and nutrition products.

Q2 Strategic Outlook

  • Building Commercialization Capabilities. As the company transforms from a technology/ trait partner to a value-added ingredient company, Arcadia is building new capabilities in terms of lead qualification and tracking, branding, value pricing, portfolio and product lifecycle management, business strategy and product introduction. Arcadia is also building relationships across the wheat value chain, including farmers, breeders, identity preservation, millers and food companies, in preparation for commercialization of its non-GM wheat products.

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Financial Snapshot
(Unaudited)
($ in thousands)

Three Months Ended March 31

 

2018

2017

$
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)

%
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)

Total Revenues

214

1,018

(804)

(79)%

Total Operating Expenses

4,053

4,981

928

19%

Loss From Operations

(3,839)

(3,963)

124

3%

Net Loss Attributable to
Common Stockholders

(10,615)

(4,216)

(6,399)

(152%)

Revenues
In the first quarter of 2018, total revenues were $214,000 compared to revenues of $1.0 million in the first quarter of 2017, a 79 percent decrease. The quarter-over-quarter decrease was driven mainly by a $554,000 reduction in our contract research and government grant revenue due to the completion of a government grant during 2017, as well as a short-term research contract in the first quarter of 2017 that was not present in 2018. Over the next 12 to 36 months, as the company transitions to its new focus on health and nutrition quality products, Arcadia expects revenue from government grants, research contracts and license revenues to be replaced by product and trait revenues.

Operating Expenses
In the first quarter of 2018, operating expenses totaled $4.1 million, down from $5.0 million in the first quarter of 2017, a decrease of $928,000 or 19 percent. Cost of product revenues decreased by $70,000 as a result of lower sales when comparing the respective periods. Research and development (R&D) spending decreased by $427,000 and general and administrative (SG&A) expenses decreased by $431,000. Both decreases were driven primarily by lower salaries and benefits, mainly the result of workforce reductions made during the first quarter of 2017.

Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders
Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the first quarter of 2018 was $10.6 million, a 152 percent increase from the $4.2 million loss in the first quarter of 2017. The increase was driven by the initial recognition, and subsequent fair value remeasurement, of the liabilities associated with the PIPE financing.

Conference Call and Webcast
The company has scheduled a conference call for 4:30 p.m. Eastern (1:30 p.m. Pacific) today, May 9, to discuss first-quarter financial results and key strategic achievements.

Interested participants can join the conference call using the following numbers:

U.S. Toll-Free Dial-In: +1-855-243-4690
International Dial-In: +1-225-283-0138
Passcode: 4267176

A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the “Investors” section of the Arcadia’s website at www.arcadiabio.com. Following completion of the call, a recorded replay will be available on the company’s investor website.

Safe Harbor Statement
“Safe Harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release and the accompanying conference call contain forward-looking statements about the company and its products, including statements relating to components of the company’s long-term financial success; the company’s traits, commercial products, and collaborations; and the company’s ability to manage the regulatory processes for its traits and commercial products. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the company’s and its partners’ ability to develop commercial products incorporating its traits and to complete the regulatory review process for such products; the company’s compliance with laws and regulations that impact the company’s business, and changes to such laws and regulations; and the company’s future capital requirements and ability to satisfy its capital needs. Further information regarding these and other factors that could affect the company’s financial results is included in filings the company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. These documents are on the SEC Filings section of the “Investors” section of the company’s website at www.arcadiabio.com. All information provided in this release and in the attachments is as of the date hereof, and Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. undertakes no duty to update this information.

About Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Arcadia Biosciences (Nasdaq: RKDA) develops and markets high-value food ingredients and nutritional oils that help meet consumer demand for a healthier diet. Arcadia’s GoodWheat™ branded ingredients deliver health benefits to consumers and enable consumer packaged goods companies to differentiate their brands in the marketplace. The company’s portfolio of agricultural traits are being developed to enable farmers around the world to be more productive and minimize the impact of agriculture on the environment. For more information, visit www.arcadiabio.com.


Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share data)

 

March 31,

2018

 



 



December 31,
2017

 



Assets

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Current assets:

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Cash and cash equivalents

$

20,418

 


 


$

9,125

 


Short-term investments

 


 


 


 


3,898

 


Accounts receivable

 


52

 


 


 


1,231

 


Unbilled revenue

 


49

 


 


 


4

 


Inventories — current

 


309

 


 


 


229

 


Prepaid expenses and other current
assets

 


417

 


 


 


560

 


Total current assets

 


21,245

 


 


 


15,047

 


Property and equipment, net

 


280

 


 


 


299

 


Inventories — noncurrent

 


1,067

 


 


 


1,168

 


Other noncurrent assets

 


7

 


 


 


56

 


Total assets

$

22,599

 


 


$

16,570

 


Liabilities and
stockholders’ equity

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Current liabilities:

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

2,457

 


 


$

2,496

 


Amounts due to related parties

 


4

 


 


 


29

 


Unearned revenue — current

 


571

 


 


 


1,000

 


Total current liabilities

 


3,032

 


 


 


3,525

 


Unearned revenue — noncurrent

 


 


 


 


2,038

 


Common stock warrant liability

 


9,900

 


 


 


 


Common stock adjustment feature liability

 


6,000

 


 


 


 


Other noncurrent liabilities

 


3,000

 


 


 


3,000

 


Total liabilities

 


21,932

 


 


 


8,563

 


Stockholders’ equity:

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Common stock, $0.001 par
value—150,000,000 shares authorized as

   of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017; 2,481,137 and 2,134,154

   shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017

 


43

 


 


 


42

 


Additional paid-in capital

 


176,125

 


 


 


175,223

 


Accumulated deficit

 


(175,501

)

 


 


(167,257

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 


 


 


 


(1

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 


667

 


 


 


8,007

 


Total
liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

22,599

 


 


$

16,570

 



Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2017

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

$

61

 

 

$

205

 

License

 

 

 

 

106

 

Contract research and government
grants

 

153

 

 

 

707

 

Total revenues

 

214

 

 

 

1,018

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of product revenues

 

36

 

 

 

106

 

Research and development

 

1,396

 

 

 

1,823

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

2,621

 

 

 

3,052

 

Total operating expenses

 

4,053

 

 

 

4,981

 

Loss from operations

 

(3,839

)

 

 

(3,963

)

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

(339

)

Other income, net

 

38

 

 

 

96

 

Initial loss on common stock warrant and common stock adjustment
feature liabilities

 

(4,000

)

 

 

 

Change in fair value of common stock warrant and common stock
adjustment feature liabilities

 

(1,900

)

 

 

 

Offering costs related to securities purchase agreement

 

(904

)

 

 

 

Net loss before income taxes

 

(10,605

)

 

 

(4,206

)

Income tax provision

 

(10

)

 

 

(10

)

Net loss and net loss attributable to common stockholders

$

(10,615

)

 

$

(4,216

)

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

$

(4.86

)

 

$

(1.90

)

Weighted-average number of shares used in per share calculations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

2,186,196

 

 

 

2,218,010

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized gains (loss) on available-for-sale
securities

 

1

 

 

 

(1

)

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

1

 

 

 

(1

)

Comprehensive loss attributable to common stockholders

$

(10,614

)

 

$

(4,217

)


Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share data)

 

Common Stock

 

 

Additional

Paid-In

Capital

 

 

Accumulated

Deficit

 

 

Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

(Loss)

 

 

Total

Stockholders’

Equity

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at January 1,
2017

 

2,224,384

 

 

$

44

 

 

$

173,723

 

 

$

(151,550

)

 

$

(19

)

 

$

22,198

 

Issuance
of shares related to employee stock purchase plan

 

1,964

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

Stock-based
compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,474

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,474

 

Other
comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

18

 

Exchange
of membership interest in unconsolidated entity for

   common stock

 

(92,194

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

Net
loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15,707

)

 

 

 

 

 

(15,707

)

Balance at December 31,
2017

 

2,134,153

 

 

$

42

 

 

$

175,223

 

 

$

(167,257

)

 

$

(1

)

 

$

8,007

 

Impact
of adoption of Topic 606 (Note 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,371

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,371

 

Issuance
of shares related to employee stock option exercises

 

44,354

 

 

 

 

 

 

963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

963

 

Issuance
of shares related to employee stock purchase plan

 

567

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Issuance
of shares related to securities purchase agreement

 

300,752

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Offering
costs related to securities purchase agreement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(888

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(888

)

Issuance
of placement agent warrants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

526

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

526

 

Stock-based
compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

298

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

298

 

Issuance
of shares related to reverse stock split

 

1,311

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other
comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

Net
loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10,615

)

 

 

 

 

 

(10,615

)

Balance at March 31, 2018

 

2,481,137

 

 

$

43

 

 

$

176,125

 

 

$

(175,501

)

 

$

 

 

$

667

 


Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2017

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(10,615

)

 

$

(4,216

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating
activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial loss on common stock warrant
and common stock adjustment feature liabilities

 

4,000

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of common stock
warrant and common stock adjustment feature liabilities

 

1,900

 

 

 

 

Offering costs related to securities
purchase agreement

 

904

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

52

 

 

 

81

 

Gain on disposal of equipment

 

(3

)

 

 

(3

)

Net amortization of investment
premium

 

(2

)

 

 

(36

)

Stock-based compensation

 

298

 

 

 

371

 

Accretion of debt discount

 

 

 

 

49

 

Changes in operating assets and
liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

1,179

 

 

 

65

 

Unbilled revenue

 

(45

)

 

 

72

 

Inventories

 

21

 

 

 

62

 

Prepaid expenses and other current
assets

 

137

 

 

 

(404

)

Other noncurrent assets

 

 

 

 

(423

)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

(322

)

 

 

(176

)

Amounts due to related parties

 

(25

)

 

 

(10

)

Unearned revenue

 

(96

)

 

 

38

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(2,617

)

 

 

(4,530

)

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

9

 

 

 

4

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(33

)

 

 

(57

)

Purchases of investments

 

 

 

 

(4,582

)

Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments

 

3,900

 

 

 

14,695

 

Net cash provided by investing
activities

 

3,876

 

 

 

10,060

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock and warrants from securities
purchase agreement

 

10,000

 

 

 

 

Payments of offering costs related to securities purchase agreement

 

(932

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options and ESPP purchases

 

966

 

 

 

16

 

Net cash provided by financing
activities

 

10,034

 

 

 

16

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

11,293

 

 

 

5,546

 

Cash and cash equivalents — beginning of period

 

9,125

 

 

 

2,013

 

Cash and cash equivalents — end of period

$

20,418

 

 

$

7,559

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

$

 

 

$

288

 

Cash paid for income taxes

$

24

 

 

$

 

NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets included in prepaid expenses and
other current assets at end of period

$

1

 

 

$

 

Offering costs in accounts payable and accrued expenses at end of
period

$

334

 

 

$

 

Common stock warrants
issued to placement agent and included in offering costs

 

526

 

 

 

0

 

Purchases of property
and equipment included in accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

 

 

$

2

 

Exchange of membership interest in unconsolidated entity for common
stock

$

 

 

$

2