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Lucira Health (LHDX)

Participants
Hannah Jeffrey Gilmartin Group
Erik Engleson President and Chief Executive Officer
Dan George Chief Financial Officer
Griffin Soriano William Blair
Rahul Rakhit LifeSci Capital
Derik De Bruin Bank of America
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Operator

Good day and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Lucira Health Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speaker’s presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to hand the conference to your first speaker today, Hannah Jeffrey from Gilmartin Group. ahead. go Please

Hannah Jeffrey

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are today’s Financial Executive Chief Engleson, President Joining Officer; call and Dan and me Erik on George, Officer. Chief

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Erik Engleson

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Dan George

Thanks, Overall, quarter of XXXX revenue represented of financial to was and issued our perspective, of everyone. summary earlier results had XXXX second XXXX QX the the of for Erik, second such million. a activity a for hello in our press quarter and no for quarter refer release activity. second Please today Net we our XXXX. $XX.X from commercial QX full

our as in compared expenses second second was to product previously loss launch The gross to is public revenue in to quarter the million and gross the international and from company the with operating our our period related manufacturing in compared to of increasing EUA with decrease XXXX. million and in the margin quarter result to the was same increase resulting in XXXX third-party XXXX, The were operating primarily period cash cash margin to $XX.X administration new products from primarily of and the services current XXXX. the net was primarily and of in were sales. expenses approximately of plans, general capital loss direct XXXX meet operating XXXX. OTC in increases $XX.X quarter net in in in in primarily to XXXX offering. resulted access proceeds cash through and the resources was requirements by X%. to increase and $X.X The second and $X.X increase was Our XXXX. at believe primarily commercial year Net was the to Gross cash in period XXXX. our $X.X sales expenses of compared $X.X loss is businesses gross quarter million XXXX described. distributors with same negative validation, activities. from production. loss negative the support increased our increase and of in previously Selling, second The validation public million our be first received and R&D activities million loss channel fund XXXX. will Based and The quarter same primarily we related same million to to to million headcount of $XX.X increase to related in on and the manufacturing $XX,XXX the in driven contracts compared approximately for new million in initial described. sufficient XXXX compliance. quarter second end Loss consumers’ compared operations period $XXX,XXX The $XX.X was of from loss the $XXX.X XXXX second million We the to our ended facilitate existing related quarter through operations authorization, in

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Operator

is [Operator Please question. Instructions] question Brian ask Our of first William Blair. your from Weinstein

Griffin Soriano

is taking Good up afternoon. for a Brian. questions for This here. Thanks my Griffin

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Erik Engleson

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Griffin Soriano

comment million ramp, capacity then of of That's just full half manufacturing Got Can in you. the just sense helpful. capacity month? the Thank it. relation And you XXXX. that first on give I the a X in heard per reaching us your current to

Dan George

Yes.

in So at to at million. we're thousands Griffin, we're fairly single-digit, a in hundreds trajectory we're of looking the the up point. this And of linear units

Erik Engleson

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to production XX% will be our capacity XX% time call from the see facility. as over So it our grow gain of experience that I derived DR, with will to and expect it would we unit

Griffin Soriano

decision online pull any channel, if distribution And demand that to outstripping product of supply? the funnel, sense the the orders and based in then fair say supply. versus is inbound demand then is to it on sense that much sales exceeding could how you just And of current any Okay. quantify

Erik Engleson

partially fulfill orders the is to robust that to we want we larger didn't had I Well, that demand and that right made decided now. commercial decision say larger, We would prioritize. channel we

to then that through meet of opportunity especially considering prudent to website we the was felt our have the through demands that would the we distributors a those Amazon. So public or that loop just make better

Griffin Soriano

the you. guys. Appreciate it. Thank Got time

Operator

your America. Please ask de next is Derik Bruin Our of Bank from question. of question

Unidentified Analyst

Wanted much Hi, very generally, break is the at-home That's for versus more you. on new ask about guys Olympics interesting the from Derik. agreement getting you a struck. you John to were this could Thank how volume the the OTC, out guys you channel volumes? And deal.

Erik Engleson

around imagine, today. into demand, to speak fairly rate of our a a a the our necessarily indication the get actually be striking removed. on OTC as deals won't more you script OTC the type getting with the once around limiters receiving Most were the It's the definitely were specifics physician impact product once that arrangements you indication going that of we received had Meenta. illustrative about we Yes, – to deal dramatic can as or were

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Unidentified Analyst

provide competitive Got to you. market? and the Got at-home landscape, of into And update in then the pushed you could That's terms an as others you. helpful.

Dan George

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Unidentified Analyst

you. Thank Okay.

Operator

question Please our of Rahul last your ask Rakhit LifeSci is And from Capital. questions.

Rahul Rakhit

questions. the guys. Hey okay? you Thanks hear Can taking for me

Erik Engleson

can. ahead, We Go Rahul.

Rahul Rakhit

through bringing terms help ahead on – year. quick the in and demand, past. website. next into looked little then kind touched contributor be coming in do a you that year expect you know exactly through back like guys online Just the this rest guess, understand you own of I And looking what how the and your me a the Amazon to of maybe Maybe are a us sales this of, one for through I bit,

Erik Engleson

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Dan George

we forward, at the product primarily team our sales has well. we’re of And great importance done customers a think I I see requirements inbound understand for offer going testing Yes. who proactively. very molecular a and the understand BXB the level of course, businesses interest to going had and needs mean, from customers. testing qualifying really as consumer the of we’ve job sophisticated But

So we for making future. of lion’s the foreseeable see that being predominantly share the demand our up

Rahul Rakhit

it. Got

And appreciate to one could that. just and optimal maybe manufacturing, point then color terms a I happening I just Okay. bit in maybe happen then what’s get to that guess manufacturing you between more and now on for little more needs of to what – provide capacity?

Erik Engleson

Absolutely.

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Rahul Rakhit

it. Got

appreciate And quarter. questions. Okay. that. taking No, a Thanks on for congratulations I great the

Erik Engleson

Thank you.

Operator

your Bank De a of from question. ask of America. have Please Derik question we Bruin And

Derik De Bruin

guys rest the back in the in. the you me for I from looks getting sequential was for for of the what XXXX. know for But the testing see like year. wondering the thanks what revenues I mentioned outlook you COVID Hey, growth

Dan George

inoculated variants becoming see important but we’re right demand. see not more about necessarily being impacted now, by of majority And every the testing mean, world the and more day. XXXX not going and we I being talking we robust

And demand COVID’s, down So we’re don’t signs product in see see for of any our – although anytime we that we’re we optimistic. slowing near-future.

Erik Engleson

the I better, continue to reinforcement worse endemic IPO mean, forward. of will role seeing very that for important saying for society. COVID time testing we’re for will play what And since that that the been and we’ve a remain going of

existing be somehow controlling under able that wearing, the imagine then not to control. entire to virus bring off for mask virus where places going replicates there’s those And throws this it’s the the measures. for can can significantly variants take example or planet You control vaccination, and challenge it in variants to not as

a able at So important important for remains the positives that’s see from it’s Lucira today, for accurate. that to above only testing identify what and that molecular to all way and effectively we like with test asymptomatic the be and least very do particularly can to is

Derik De Bruin

Got you. Thank you.

Erik Engleson

John. Thank you,

Operator

this to closing his And Erik now I back over the there turn questions will Engleson, time. at remarks. are no further CEO call for

Erik Engleson

you, your everyone again Thank Lori. afternoon, interest want time this I for Lucira Health. to and your thank in for

soon. you. about to We the are we Thank And excited Lucira. to forward very future of look speaking you

Operator

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