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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 8-K
 

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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 24, 2021
 

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

Delaware001-4035446-2942439
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
5980 Horton Street, Suite 105
Emeryville CA 94608
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(415801-8073
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per shareZYNasdaq Global Select Market




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

Emerging growth company

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 May 24, 2021, Zymergen Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing the Company’s financial results for its fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021. A copy of this press release, titled “Zymergen Reports Preliminary First Quarter 2021 Financial Results”, is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a) - (c) Not applicable.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit
Number
  Description
99.1  
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
The information in this report, including the exhibit hereto, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference in such filing.
SIGNATURES
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.
 
 Zymergen Inc..
 
Date: May 24, 2021By:/s/ Mina Kim
  Name: Mina Kim
  Title:   Chief Legal Officer

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Zymergen Reports Preliminary First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Emeryville, Calif., May 24, 2021– Zymergen Inc. (“Zymergen”), one of the world’s leading biofacturing companies, today reported preliminary financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

“I am so proud of our team for their continued execution across our organization,” says Josh Hoffman, Zymergen CEO. “With biofacturing, we are committed to transforming what is possible by partnering with nature to make better products in a better way. I am confident that we are well positioned to execute on our strategy to develop and sell superior products across multiple markets, this year and beyond.”

Recent Highlights
Completed initial public offering in April 2021, raising $575 million in gross proceeds
Strengthened leadership by adding Aindrea Campbell as Chief Manufacturing Officer, a seasoned industry veteran who will be instrumental in the scaling of Zymergen’s production capabilities

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Total revenue was $3.7 million dollars for the three months ended March 31, 2021, all relating to R&D services agreements and Collaboration revenue. This represents a 26% increase over the same quarter in 2020, and was primarily driven by the impact of new and acquired contracts.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2021 were $87.1 million dollars, a 32.8% increase from $65.6 million dollars in the first quarter of 2020. The increase was driven by an increase in R&D activities to develop Hyaline production processes, as well as the additional costs associated with becoming a public company.

Net loss in the first quarter of 2021 was $84.6 million dollars.

Cash and cash equivalents were $121.0 million as of March 31, 2021. Subsequent to quarter end, Zymergen completed its initial public offering in April 2021 raising approximately $530 million in net proceeds.

Webcast Information
Zymergen will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter 2021 financial results after market close on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm Pacific Time / 4:30 pm Eastern Time. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at https://investors.zymergen.com/. The webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.

About Zymergen
Zymergen is a biofacturing company using biology to reimagine the world. Zymergen partners with nature to design, develop and manufacture bio-based breakthrough products that deliver value to customers in a broad range of industries. A unique combination of biology, chemistry, software and automation enables the company to design and create new materials.




Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to it on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements regarding our timing and ability to execute on our strategy to develop and sell superior products across multiple markets, this year and beyond. These and other risks are described more fully in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Company’s prospectus dated April 23, 2021 filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act of 1933, and other documents the Company subsequently files with the SEC from time to time, including the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

Investor Contact
Niraj Javeri
investors@zymergen.com

Media Contact
Mike Dulin
mdulin@zymergen.com
502-777-2029






CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)


Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Revenue$3,735 $2,954 
Operating expenses:
Cost of service revenue21,130 24,576 
Research and development39,811 21,802 
Sales and marketing6,872 5,541 
General and administrative19,331 13,693 
Total operating expenses87,144 65,612 
Loss from operations(83,409)(62,658)
Other income (expense):
Interest income43 377 
Interest and other expense(1,211)(3,166)
Total other expense(1,168)(2,789)
Loss before income taxes(84,577)(65,447)
(Provision for) benefit from income taxes(8)107 
Net loss$(84,585)$(65,340)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic$(6.51)$(5.77)
Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, diluted$(6.51)$(5.77)
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share to common stockholders, basic12,996,344 11,322,626 
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share to common stockholders, diluted13,340,457 11,322,626 








CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)



As of March 31, 2021As of December 31, 2020
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$121,035 $210,205 
Accounts receivable, billed and unbilled4,116 4,175 
Inventory5,683 4,969 
Other current assets8,896 9,225 
Total current assets139,730 228,574 
Property and equipment, net55,462 48,718 
Goodwill11,604 11,604 
Intangible assets, net4,443 4,790 
Other assets15,993 11,235 
Total assets$227,232 $304,921 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities$37,520 $38,985 
Short-term debt, net— 79,331 
Other current liabilities2,790 3,142 
Total current liabilities40,310 121,458 
Long-term debt, net79,615 — 
Warrant liabilities11,952 14,231 
Other long-term liabilities15,490 12,170 
Total liabilities147,367 147,859 
Convertible preferred stock900,798 900,798 
Total stockholders' deficit(820,933)(743,736)
Total liabilities and redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' deficit$227,232 $304,921