(Yahoo.Finance) Rigetti Computing, Inc. recently announced its financial results for the eleven months ended December 31, 2021 (fiscal year 2021)1.
“We are generating strong momentum in our business strategy for quantum computing,” commented Chad Rigetti, Founder and CEO of Rigetti. “We have achieved significant technical milestones and attracted a multitude of industry leaders to work toward practical quantum applications. Today, our pioneering technology is already fueling business momentum, resulting in solid top-line growth for our fiscal year 2021.
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Revenue for fiscal year 2021 was $8.2 million, increasing by 48% from $5.5 million for the fiscal year 2020. The year-over-year growth was mainly due to an increase of $2.6 million in revenue from the addition of new development contracts with U.S. and U.K. government agencies in fiscal year 2021, as well as the expansion of work scope for the Company’s existing customers. Cost of revenues for fiscal year 2021 was $1.6 million, versus $1.5 million for fiscal year 2020, mainly due to higher sub-contract costs, partially offset by lower employee costs due to the shorter operating period as a result of the fiscal year change. Gross margin for fiscal year 2021 was 80.2%, compared with 73.1% for fiscal year 2020.
Total GAAP operating expenses for fiscal year 2021 were $40.7 million, versus $39.1 million for fiscal year 2020. The year-over-year increase in operating expenses was mainly due to the increase in research and development expenses, which is in line with Company’s long-term commitment to further its technology advancements, and partially due to an increase in sales and marketing expenses. General and administrative expenses for fiscal year 2021 declined 14.1% compared with fiscal year 2020.
Total other expense, net for fiscal year 2021 was $4.1 million, compared with total other income, net of $9.0 million in fiscal year 2020. The year-over-year decrease in total other income (expense), net was mainly due to the conversion of outstanding convertible notes in fiscal year 2020, compared with the absence of any such one-off events during fiscal year 2021.
Net GAAP loss for fiscal year 2021 was $38.2 million, compared with $26.1 million for fiscal year 2020. Net GAAP loss per share for fiscal year 2021 was $1.74 versus $1.26 for fiscal year 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA2, which excludes depreciation, stock compensation, interest expense (net), change in fair value of warrant liabilities, change in fair value of forward contract agreement liabilities, gain on extinguishment of debt, and other non-recurring costs3, was negative $27.5 million for fiscal year 2021, approximately flat compared with fiscal year 2020.
The Company had $11.7 million in cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2021. The Company received net proceeds of approximately $205.0 million in connection with the closing of its business combination with Supernova Acquisition Company II, Ltd., as further described below.