- Full year unaudited adjusted EBITDA loss [corrected] of USD$5,272,179 (2020: USD$8,728,709 loss) following 6 months unaudited loss of USD$3,915,136 to 30 June 2021 and closing Shareholders Equity of USD($4,297,969) (2020: USD$4,052,073).
- Restructuring of the European operations in mid-2021 resulted in lower operating costs in the secondhalf of the year and a smaller loss with a stronger execution record in the last 6 months.
- Audited accounts at the end of the month and AGM in June 2022.
Zurich, 19 May 2022: Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR – [CORRECTED] Achiko AG (SIX: ACHI; OTCQB: ACHKF; ISIN CH0522213468) (“Achiko”, the “Company”) is pleased to report ahead of audited accounts to be presented later this month, the key unaudited financial results for the Company for the period ending 31 December 2021.
After reporting an adjusted EBITDA (excluding stock-based compensation) loss of USD$3,915,136 in the 6 months period to 30 June 2021, adjusted EBITDA for the full year was a loss of USD$5,272,179 (2020: $8,728,709). Revenue for the full year was USD($60,014) (2020: $2,805,708) representing the transition period between one business and another and closing Shareholder’s Equity at 31 December 2021 was USD($4,297,969)(2020: $4,052,073).
These numbers may be updated when the Company completes work around stock-based compensation and the audit. The Company expects share-based compensation to fall significantly from the first half of the year as any additional grants to secure replacement or alternative personnel as part of the Company’s restructuring were significantly lower later in the year than in prior periods.
“To better allocate shareholder capital to measuring the performance of our low cost AptameX™ Covid-19 rapid test and have it registered and ready for sale, the Company restructured its operating footprint in Europe in the middle of 2021”, stated Steven Goh, CEO of Achiko AG.
“Whilst the Company faced a challenging restructure in the second half of the year, the recent string of post balance sheet execution milestones vindicates the investment”, added Goh. “These include being able to report a financing in August and September 2021, solid product performance results in January 2022, a strong marketing and sales deal in April with Nahdlatul Ulama and Indopharma, and finally obtaining a CE Mark a few days ago. We are confident that the leaner organization is able to execute more decisively going forward.”
The Company expects to publish audited accounts and an annual report before month’s end and hold an Annual General Meeting on 27 June 2022.
ABOUT ACHIKO AG
Achiko AG (SIX: ACHI.SW; OTCQB: ACHKF; www.achiko.com) is developing disruptive diagnostic solutions that puts people first. The company’s lead product is a rapid, reliable Covid-19 test with a companion app offering a user-friendly digital health passport. The test and companion app were launched in Indonesia in mid-2021 and AptameX received the CE mark in the European Union in May 2022.
Achiko creates and develops aptamer-based diagnostics through its biotechnology division, AptameXTM and companion health apps via its digital mobile health technology division, Teman SehatTM. The AptameX DNA aptamer tests can be rapidly chemically synthesised, are cost-effective and have wide potential across multiple disease diagnostics. Leveraging AptameX and Teman Sehat, Achiko aims to deliver fast, accurate and affordable diagnostic testing for a range of pathogenic diseases and therapeutic indications in the rapidly evolving healthcare diagnostics field.
Headquartered in Zurich, Achiko has offices in Jakarta, and staff around the world.
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