Calyxt Investor Presentation from 2022 LD Micro Invitational

Roseville, MN – Friday, June 17, 2022 – Calyxt, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLXT), a plant-based synthetic biology company, participated recently at the annual investor conference, “LD Micro Invitational.” Speaking on behalf of Calyxt was President and CEO Michael A. Carr.

Calyxt, Inc @ the LD Micro Invitational
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT)
Webcast:Link to view event


The presentation is available for viewing and replay on the link above.

To schedule or learn about additional investor conversations with Calyxt, please reach out to investors@calyxt.com.

About Calyxt

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, and the Calyxt logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc.

Contacts:

Calyxt Media Contact: Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
Brennan Burks/ David Rosen/ John Garabo/ Michael Barron
Calyxt Communications/Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
media@calyxt.com  
Kimberly Minarovich/ Cameron Willis 
Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
investors@calyxt.com  
Calyxt Business Development Contact:
Gerry Nuovo
Senior Vice President of Business Development
(612) 427-7881
gerry.nuovo@calyxt.com

Calyxt to Present at Upcoming Conferences

ROSEVILLE, Minn., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Calyxt, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLXT), a plant-based synthetic biology company, today announced that management will participate in the following upcoming investor conferences:

H.C. Wainwright Global Investment Conference
Date: May 25, 2022
Time: 11:30 am ET
Webcast: https://journey.ct.events/view/dd5ae7e1-6b52-430b-b9d8-504d330d80ad

LD Micro Invitational (XII)
Date: June 8, 2022
Time: 7:30 am ET
Webcast: https://ldinv12.mysequire.com

To schedule a meeting with management, please reach out to investors@calyxt.com.

The presentations will be available for viewing and replay from the Investors section of Calyxt’s website at www.calyxt.com.

About Calyxt

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, Plant Cell Matrix™, and the Calyxt logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc. Any other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Contacts

Calyxt Media Contact: Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
David Rosen/ John Garabo/ Michael Barron Argot Partners (212) 600-1902 media@calyxt.com  Kimberly Minarovich/ Cameron Willis 
Argot Partners (212) 600-1902 investors@calyxt.com  
Calyxt Business Development Contact:  
Gerry Nuovo Senior Vice President of Business Development (612) 427-7881 contact@calyxt.com   

SOURCE Calyxt, Inc.

Calyxt Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Achieved technical BioFactory™ and AIML milestones to support customer demand-driven molecule development at scale

Progressed relationships with an expanding network of potential new customers across the cosmeceutical and flavor and fragrance end markets

Continued investment in key hires to strategically position Company for future growth and scale

Management to host conference call and webcast today at 4:30 p.m. ET

Roseville, MN – May 5, 2022 – Calyxt, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLXT), a plant-based synthetic biology company, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

“The first quarter of 2022 marked a period of instrumental advancement across several critical areas for Calyxt. As a result of our expanded customer engagement, the breadth and depth of our business development discussions have grown, demonstrated by the 28 molecules identified by potential customers that we have evaluated for development with our PlantSpring platform for production in our BioFactory. That amount does not include another 58 such molecules that did not meet our criteria and were not evaluated further. Impressively, some of these 28 molecules were identified by the potential customers as having been unsuccessfully attempted by others in the industry. Simultaneously, we have made significant technical advancements for our PlantSpring and BioFactory platforms.  These include the incorporation of AIML into our bioreactor’s lab scale production process and the completion of the development of a compound identified by a potential customer for evaluation. As this compound’s production scales in the BioFactory, it is expected to lead to future development and manufacturing contracts from customers. We have also aggressively pursued the expansion of our intellectual property portfolio with multiple patents issued and new patent applications filed during the quarter. This enables us to carve out space for Calyxt’s proprietary technology including our Plant Cell MatrixTM (PCMTM) and multi-cellular approach that is foundational for the success of our Company. Finally, in the first quarter we completed an underwritten offering of common stock and warrants that generated approximately $10 million in net proceeds. This strengthened our balance sheet and provides us with the runway to continuing scaling our technology to potentially secure new business arrangements,” said Michael A. Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer at Calyxt.

Mr. Carr added: “We have strengthened our position to harness the incredible diversity of plants and the world’s demand for sustainable products. By leveraging our proprietary PlantSpring technology platform with our BioFactory production system to develop and sell high value plant-based chemistries to potential customers in our large and innovative target end markets, including cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals, we continue our focused drive to realize value for our stakeholders.”

Key accomplishments in the first quarter of 2022, and through the date of this press release, include the following:

Achievement of Technical PlantSpring™ and BioFactory™ Milestones

  • In January 2022, Calyxt announced that its initial pilot BioFactory™ production system became operational at its headquarters in Minnesota. This development occurred on schedule and marked an important first step toward achieving at-scale commercial production. The Company has completed multiple runs in its pilot BioFactory, focusing on ensuring the system is operating as planned, its PCM structures perform as expected, and that data is being captured properly as it is a driver of future artificial intelligence and machine learning capability (AIML) capability. The pilot facility is modular and designed to be able to continuously produce plant-based chemistries while also producing multiple compounds at once. These capabilities are expected to provide the Company with flexibility when producing chemistries for multiple customers at the same time. The Company intends to scale this pilot production to enable full production runs of compounds similar to those demanded for commercial production.
  • Calyxt has also begun to deploy additional AIML capabilities to both PlantSpring and the pilot Biofactory. Calyxt currently uses AIML to assist in the identification of gene targets in the PlantSpring development process. During the past quarter it integrated AIML capabilities into its lab-scale reactors, enabling the continual capture and analysis of data, leading to optimization of performance. The Company intends to advance these lab-scale AIML capabilities into its pilot-scale reactor later this year. This deployment drives future decisions and improves test cycles with the goal of shortening development timelines.
  • Late last year, Calyxt reported considerable progress in discovery and development of sustainable plant-based molecules in its BioFactory. Results from its metabolomics analyses indicated more than 15,000 chemical signatures, including both known and as-yet-uncharacterized molecules and building block precursors. These signatures are chemical compounds involved in chemical reactions that produce other compounds. The chemical signatures that have been identified form a baseline library that enables  Calyxt to quickly identify and assess customers’ targets with the potential to drive accelerated development timelines. From this library, Calyxt has, based on interest expressed by potential customers, produced rosemarinic acid, a compound with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties and that is used broadly in cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals. Calyxt has also used this baseline library to identify six additional compounds of interest for prospective customers. Calyxt intends to move the PCM producing rosemarinic acid into the pilot BioFactory to further advance the BioFactory’s capabilities and scale.
  • Using data it has accumulated from its land-based activities and its lab scale bioreactors, Calyxt has demonstrated at least a 35-fold increase in yield from land-based production to a lab scale bioreactor. Calyxt projects a further yield increase as it moves production to pilot scale. Taken together with the land-based to lab results, the further advancement to lab scale could drive an aggregate increase in yield of as much as 130-fold over land-based production yields based on the current scale of the pilot BioFactory. These results underpin the Company’s scalability and sustainability benefits of the BioFactory production system.
  • As part of Calyxt’s ongoing validation of its platform technology, it is on track to realize certain upcoming technical milestone targets:
  • Within PlantSpring, and building on Calyxt’s current gene targeting capability, to establish AIML capabilities for the identification of pathways in the Design phase of development by mid-year 2022.
    • Building on our lab-scale reactor AIML rollout, to have AIML capabilities fully functioning within the pilot BioFactory by mid-year 2022.
    • By the end of 2022, to design additional PCM structures capable of providing the foundational precursors to developing chemistries and molecules that are of interest to a broad range of customers within our target end-markets.
    • To advance current engagement with potential infrastructure partners in order to have one engaged by the end of 2022.

Steadfast Focus on Customer Relationships

  • Calyxt’s business model for its proprietary PlantSpring technology and the BioFactory is customer demand-driven. During the quarter the Company continued to advance its discussions with potential customers within its target end markets including the cosmeceutical, including personal care and flavors and fragrances, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries. These are three key large end markets with customers that have current business needs to source finite plant-based chemistries. They are also markets known to be fast adopters of innovation that are actively seeking to reduce carbon footprints. For example, based on research from MarketsandMarkets1, Calyxt estimates that the cosmeceutical ingredients market, which also includes personal care and flavors and fragrances, was a spend of more than $60 billion in 2020 and growing at a mid-single digit compound annual growth rate. This market includes large multinational cosmetics brands, regional and specialty brands, and flavor and fragrance houses who manufacture products or provide ingredients for those brands.

1 Source: (i) MarketsandMarkets, Personal Care Ingredients Market – Global Forecast to 2025, (ii) MarketsandMarkets, Global Color Cosmetics Market – Forecast Till 2020, (iii) MarketsandMarkets, Fragrance Ingredients Market  – Global Trends & Forecast to 2019, and (iv) MarketsandMarkets, Flavors and Fragrance Market – Global Forecast to 2026

  • The breadth and depth of Calyxt’s business development discussions have grown. Calyxt has evaluated 28 molecules identified by potential customers for development with PlantSpring for production in our BioFactory. That amount does not include another 58 such molecules that did not meet Calyxt’s target product profile, or TPP, criteria and were not evaluated further. The group of 28 molecules includes several that were identified by the potential customers as having been unsuccessfully attempted by others in the industry. As part of the customer acquisition process, Calyxt is expecting to produce small quantities of product for evaluation by the customer and as a result, Calyxt believes the development cycle from contract signing to commercialization may likely be shorter than 36 months.
  • The Company is targeting two to four customer demand-driven compounds for development by year end using its selection criteria to determine the compounds to pursue. The Company uses the term “compounds” to describe compounds, molecules, and plant-based chemistries interchangeably.

“In our conversations with customers, it’s exciting to see their recognition of the advantages in our approach,” said Michael A. Carr. “They understand that our innovative technology platform and cutting-edge production system can provide sustainable biomanufacturing solutions to meet their product and ingredient needs.”

Calyxt’s business model for PlantSpring and BioFactory has two customer demand-driven revenue streams, one focused on development activity and the other on product sales. Most important is the product revenue expected to be generated once commercialization is achieved. Calyxt anticipates a rapid revenue ramp following the customers’ commercial launch of a compound, and is targeting customers’ compounds with large demand pools, potential multi-million-dollar annual revenue opportunities per compound, and a target gross profit margin in the mid-double digits at scale. Calyxt also believes its prospective customers will pay for development in some instances.

Licensing of Technology and Traits

  • In the first quarter of 2022, Calyxt finalized its strategy for optimizing potential revenue from the licensing of its technology and plant traits. The strategy is two-pronged and reflects (1) a broad outreach to companies in the plant gene-editing and biotechnology space for their licensing of the Company’s intellectual property assets and (2) the monetization of the Company’s historically developed agricultural traits through their license to counterparties including seed companies, processors, and others. Calyxt is offering licenses for the many gene editing and breeding technologies in its patent portfolio, including its TALEN patent estate. As it relates to the licensing of agricultural traits strategy, active discussions are occurring on multiple traits, including Calyxt’s soybean and wheat offerings. Calyxt is targeting the execution of licenses in both the technology and trait licensing categories during 2022. 
  • In the fourth quarter of 2021, Calyxt contracted with a large food ingredient manufacturer to develop a soybean intended to produce an oil that could serve as a replacement for palm oil. The project remains on track for a first quarter of 2024 completion. The food ingredient manufacturer is funding Calyxt’s development costs over the term of the agreement and holds an option for future development and commercialization.

Investments in Key Hires

  • In February 2022, Calyxt announced that Gerry Nuovo joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Business Development, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the specialty chemicals and biotechnology industries and diverse experience building multimillion-dollar income streams in the cosmeceuticals end market, including personal care and home care. Mr. Nuovo will be responsible for business development activities in cosmeceuticals, including potential partnerships, deal structures, valuation models, and subsequent transaction execution and alliance management.
  • In April 2022, the Company announced the hires of Ms. Suellen Boot as Business Development Director and Ms. Elizabeth Teigland as Manufacturing Director. Ms. Boot brings over 20 years of valuable business development experience to Calyxt where she will be responsible for a number of functions, including potential partnerships, deal structures, valuation models, and subsequent transaction execution and alliance management. Ms. Teigland brings over 15 years of chemistry and purification expertise to Calyxt and will be responsible for pilot to commercial scale production of the Company’s customer demand-driven compounds, and along with an R&D leader, the Verify stage of product development.


Other Business Updates

  • In February 2022, Calyxt closed the placement to an institutional investor in an SEC-registered underwritten offering of 3,880,000 shares of its common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 3,880,000 shares of its common stock, and common warrants to purchase up to 7,760,000 shares of its common stock. The gross proceeds of the offering were $10.9 million, before deducting underwriting fees and estimated offering expenses. The Company plans to use the approximately $10.0 million in net proceeds from the offering for enhancing the capabilities of its BioFactory production system and increasing its capacity to produce at larger scales, continuing to build out the Company’s PlantSpring technology platform and AIML capabilities, furthering customer relationships, and for working capital and general corporate purposes. The pre-funded warrants were exercised in full on May 4, 2022.

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

  • Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash totaled $17.9 million as of March 31, 2022, including net proceeds of $10.0 million that was raised in mid-February from the SEC-registered offering.
  • Revenue was nominal in the first quarter of 2022 compared to $4.4 million in the first quarter of 2021. The decrease in revenue was driven by the late 2021 completion of the wind-down of the Company’s soybean product line. All revenue in the first quarter of 2022 was associated with the Company’s agreement with a food ingredient manufacturer to develop a palm oil alternative.
  • Total operating expenses were $6.1 million in the first quarter of 2022 compared to $7.3 million in the first quarter of 2021. The decrease was primarily driven by the recapture of non-cash stock compensation expense from the forfeiture of unvested stock awards in the first quarter of 2022 and lower operating expenses.
  • Net loss was $5.6 million in the first quarter of 2022 compared to $10.0 million in the first quarter of 2021. The improvement in net loss was driven by the completion of the wind-down of the soybean product line which drove an improvement in gross margin and lower operating expenses. Net loss per share was $0.13 in the first quarter of 2022 compared to $0.27 in the first quarter of 2021. The improvement in net loss per share was driven by the improvement in net loss and a year-over-year increase in weighted average shares outstanding.
  • Adjusted net loss was $6.0 million in the first quarter of 2022 compared to $8.8 million in the first quarter of 2021. The improvement in adjusted net loss was driven by the completion of the wind-down of the soybean product line which drove an improvement in gross margin and lower operating expenses. Adjusted net loss per share was $0.14 in the first quarter of 2022 compared to $0.24 in the first quarter of 2021. The improvement in adjusted net loss per share was driven by the improvement in adjusted net loss and a year-over-year increase in weighted average shares outstanding.

The continued expansion of our AIML capabilities has already contributed to expediting the development process, and we believe we can now complete the Design, Engineer, and Verify phases of our development cycle in some cases in as little as nine months’ time and we look forward to reporting progress against the 24-month pilot cycle in the future. In addition, we have now secured key hires that represent our revenue streams: business development, chemistry/purification, and licensing,” said Bill Koschak, Chief Financial Officer at Calyxt. “Further, the approximate $10.0 million in net proceeds from the capital raise we recently completed in February, in spite of volatile market conditions, allows us to scale our BioFactory production and AIML capabilities. Our plans to utilize PlantSpring and the BioFactory to target customers in large and innovative end markets like cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals are resonating in conversations across industries, and we look forward to providing updates in the coming months. Thanks to the successful offering of our common stock and warrants and assessing our discretionary spending, we now expect Calyxt’s cash runway to extend into early 2023.”

First Quarter 2022 Results Conference Call

Calyxt’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael A. Carr, and Chief Financial Officer, Bill Koschak, will host a conference call discussing Calyxt’s results for the first quarter of 2022, followed by a question-and-answer session. The conference call will be accompanied by a presentation, which can be viewed during the webcast or accessed via the investor relations section of Calyxt’s website at www.calyxt.com.

To access the call, please use the following information:

Date:                                                                                          Thursday, May 5, 2022

Time:                                                                                          4:30 p.m. EST, 1:30 p.m. PST

Toll Free dial-in number:                                                     +1-888-317-6003

Toll/International dial-in number:                     +1-412-317-6061

Conference ID:                                                                           2452642

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. The conference call will also be broadcast live and available for replay via the investor relations section of the company’s website at www.calyxt.com.

A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the event.

Toll Free Replay Number:+1-877-344-7529
International Replay Number:+1-412-317-0088
Replay ID:9265408

About the PlantSpring™ Technology Platform and BioFactory™ Production System

Calyxt’s technology platform, PlantSpring, is founded on the Company’s more than a decade of experience engineering plant metabolism, and incorporates its scientific knowledge, its proprietary systems, tools, and technologies; and an expanding set of AIML capabilities. In PlantSpring, the Company identifies metabolic pathways to produce plant-based chemistries, designs strategies to reprogram host cells, engineers plant cell metabolism to optimally produce targeted compounds, and produces those targeted compounds at laboratory scale. The Company has implemented AIML capabilities for the identification of targets for editing specific genetic pathways and continues to develop AIML capabilities across the PlantSpring platform, which will enable learning and adaptation of knowledge gained from past activity and are expected to be combined with predictive analytics to rapidly prototype and provide feedback, accelerate the time to complete the development cycle and help mitigate the risk associated with commercial scale-up. As a result, Calyxt believes it can develop biomolecules in plants for customers at both a greater breadth and level of complexity and at faster speeds than its competitors in the synthetic biology industry. The output from the PlantSpring platform integrates with the Company’s BioFactory production system.

The BioFactory is a bioreactor-based production system that is designed to be capable of continuous production of plant-based chemistries. The bioreactor can be of any size depending upon factors including yield and titer necessary to reach the required commercial scale. For production, multicellular Plant Cell Matrix™(PCM™) structures are placed inside the bioreactor, and growth media bathes the PCM structures to provide them with nutrition, which differentiates the Company’s process from other methods that require complete submersion of cells in growth media and/or the application of hormones to facilitate growth. A PCM structure is a living system of various cell types, which is designed to emulate the intercellular metabolism of an entire plant, which grows over time, produces, and stores, or excretes, the target chemistries. The growth media is the feedstock of the BioFactory production system and contains the essential inputs to support growth of the PCM structures and necessary chemistry production. The growth media is expected to be reused throughout the production cycle, which may run for an extended time period. To scale production in the BioFactory productions system, the Company expects to move the PCM structures from its current bioreactor into larger capacity bioreactors or groups of bioreactors. Calyxt began running lab-scale bioreactors in early 2021. The Company’s first pilot-scale bioreactor became operational in December 2021 and is scalable up to 200 liters. The pilot stage of development takes a compound developed with the PlantSpring platform through to commercial production. Depending on the compound to be produced, there may be a range of vessel sizes between the initial pilot facility and the commercial production facility. The Company’s current plan is to engage third parties, referred to as infrastructure partners, for at-scale commercial production. Infrastructure partners are likely to be companies with processing assets that can be converted from current production to the Company’s bioreactor-based approach. If an infrastructure partner is used for production, the Company expects to pay a fee for that production. Because of the expected modular nature of the BioFactory production system and the types of high value compounds the Company expects to develop for customers, it is also possible that commercial production could also occur in a customer’s in-house facility. The Company expects to expand the scope of its pilot facilities based on customer demand, and the scope of production could extend, subject to regulatory and other considerations, outside the United States. Because of its production methodology, Calyxt believes the BioFactory has the potential to be one of the most sustainable production systems across industries.

About Calyxt

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, Plant Cell Matrix™, and the Calyxt logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc. Any other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Contacts

Calyxt Media Contact: Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
David Rosen/ John Garabo/ Michael Barron Argot Partners (212) 600-1902 media@calyxt.com  Kimberly Minarovich/ Cameron Willis 
Argot Partners (212) 600-1902 investors@calyxt.com  
Calyxt Business Development Contact:  
Gerry Nuovo Senior Vice President of Business Development (612) 427-7881 contact@calyxt.com   

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

To supplement the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, it has prepared certain non-GAAP measures that include or exclude special items. These non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should be viewed as supplemental and in addition to the Company’s financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. In addition, other companies may report similarly titled measures, but calculate them differently, which reduces their usefulness as a comparative measure. Management utilizes these non-GAAP metrics as performance measures in evaluating and making operational decisions regarding the Company’s business.

The Company’s 2021 non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments for certain commodity derivatives entered into in connection with its soybean product line. As a result of the completed wind-down of this product line, the Company held no commodity derivative contracts as of March 31, 2022.

The Company presents adjusted net loss, a non-GAAP measure, and defines it as net loss including adjustments necessary to present the underlying gross profit of its soybean product line, including (i) unrealized gains and losses associated with commodity derivatives entered into to hedge the change in value of fixed price grain inventories and fixed price grain production agreements that should be recognized in the future when the underlying inventory is sold, (ii) gains and losses from commodity derivatives realized in prior periods but associated with inventory sold in the current period, (iii) net realizable value adjustments to inventories occurring in the period which otherwise would have been recognized in the future when the underlying inventory is sold, and (iv) net realizable value adjustments recognized in prior periods but associated with inventory sold in the current period, and excluding cash-based Section 16 officer transition expenses, the recapture of non-cash stock compensation associated with the departure of Section 16 officers, and non-operating expenses.

The Company provides in the table below a reconciliation of net loss, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to adjusted net loss. The Company provides adjusted net loss because it believes that this non-GAAP financial metric provides investors with useful supplemental information at this stage of commercialization as the amounts being adjusted affect the period-to-period comparability of net losses and financial performance.

The table below presents a reconciliation of net loss to adjusted net loss:

The Company presents adjusted net loss per share, a non-GAAP measure, and defines it as net loss per share including adjustments necessary to present the underlying gross profit of its soybean product line, including (i) unrealized gains and losses associated with commodity derivatives entered into to hedge the change in value of fixed price grain inventories and fixed price grain production agreements that should be recognized in the future when the underlying inventory is sold, (ii) gains and losses from commodity derivatives realized in prior periods but associated with inventory sold in the current period, (iii) net realizable value adjustments to inventories occurring in the period which otherwise would have been recognized in the future when the underlying inventory is sold, and (iv) net realizable value adjustments recognized in prior periods but associated with inventory sold in the current period, and excluding cash-based Section 16 officer transition expenses, the recapture of non-cash stock compensation associated with the departure of Section 16 officers, and non-operating expenses.

The Company provides in the table below a reconciliation of net loss per share, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to adjusted net loss per share. The Company provides adjusted net loss per share because it believes that this non-GAAP financial metric provides investors with useful supplemental information at this stage of commercialization as the amounts being adjusted affect the period-to-period comparability of net losses per share and financial performance.

The table below presents a reconciliation of net loss per share to adjusted net loss per share:

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “continue,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “targets,” “will,” or the negative of these terms and other similar terminology. Forward-looking statements in this report include statements about the Company’s future financial performance, including its cash runway; its product pipeline and development; its business model and strategies for the development, commercialization and sales of commercial products; commercial demand for its synthetic biology solutions; the development and deployment of its PlantSpring technology platform; its ability to deploy and leverage its artificial intelligence and machine learning (AIML) capabilities; the ability to scale production capability for its BioFactory production system; potential development agreements, partnerships, customer relationships, and licensing arrangements and their contribution to its financial results, cash usage, and growth strategies; the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business and operating results; and anticipated trends in its business. These and other forward-looking statements are predictions and projections about future events and trends based on the Company’s current expectations, objectives, and intentions and are premised on current assumptions. The Company’s actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements could be materially different than those expressed, implied, or anticipated by forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: the impact of increased competition, including competition from a broader array of synthetic biology companies; competition for customers, partners, and licensees and the successful execution of development and licensing agreements; disruptions at its key facilities, including disruptions impacting its BioFactory production system; flaws in AIML algorithms, insufficiency of data inputs required by such algorithms, and human error in interacting with AIML; changes in customer preferences and market acceptance of its products; changes in market consensus as to what attributes are required for a product to be considered “sustainable”; the impact of adverse events during development, including unsuccessful pilot production of plant-based chemistries or field trials; the impact of improper handling of its product candidates during development; failures by third-party contractors; inaccurate demand forecasting or milestone and royalty payment projections; the effectiveness of commercialization efforts by commercial partners or licensees; disruptions to supply chains, including raw material inputs for its BioFactory; the impact of changes or increases in oversight and regulation; disputes or challenges regarding intellectual property; proliferation and continuous evolution of new technologies; management changes; dislocations in the capital markets; the severity and duration of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting impact on macro-economic conditions; and other important factors discussed in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s filings with the SEC, included in Part I, Item 1A of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the SEC on March 3, 2022 (its Annual Report) and its subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements made by management of the Company are based only on currently available information and speak only as of the date of this report. Except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change.

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Calyxt Announces Strategic Hires in Business Development and Manufacturing

Continued investment in key hires to strategically position Company for future growth and scale

ROSEVILLE, Minn., April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Calyxt, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLXT), a plant-based synthetic biotechnology company, yesterday welcomed the second of two director-level hires in areas critical to the continued advancement of the Company’s key technology and business development goals.

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The first hire was Ms. Suellen Boot who joined as Business Development Director earlier in April. Ms. Boot brings more than twenty years of business development expertise to Calyxt, where she will lead partnerships, deal structuring, valuation modeling, transaction execution and alliance management for the Company’s key target markets. The second hire is Ms. Elizabeth Teigland who joined today as Manufacturing Director. Ms. Teigland brings over 15 years of chemistry and purification expertise to Calyxt. She will be responsible for leading and managing the optimization of the Company’s BioFactory Production System and play a significant role in helping to facilitate pilot to commercial scale production of the of customer demand-driven compounds.

“I am pleased to welcome Suellen and Elizabeth to Calyxt,” said Michael. A Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer at Calyxt. “Their arrivals are critical for advancing two of our near-term revenue streams: business development and BioFactory commercialization. Each of these talented individuals bring unique skills that equip our company for increased growth and momentum.

Utilizing its PlantSpring™ technology platform, Calyxt strives to enable customers to create products using plant-based ingredients that can be used to help customers meet their sustainability goals. “Suellen’s experience is well aligned with our strategy to deliver plant-based synthetic biotechnology solutions to target customers in the identified key end markets of cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals,” Mr. Carr continued. “Furthermore, Elizabeth’s experience in portfolio management for innovation, commercialization, and product development will bolster our plant chemistry manufacturing and production capabilities. Both hires are important steps in executing on our business plan and key milestone achievements.”

Ms. Boot most recently served as Managing Director, Natural Innovation & Operation at Green Line. Prior to that, she served as VP Sales & Marketing at Bio Component Research, and Global Manager, Technical Marketing at Lonza Consumer Care and at Arch Personal Care Products. Previously, Ms. Boot held several marketing manager and global product roles at Croda Inc., GE Advanced Materials, and Brooks Industries, Inc. Ms. Boot holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

Ms. Teigland joins Calyxt from Agropour Ingredients, where she served as Director of Protein Research and led a cross-functional, global team with ingredient and reliable method development. Prior to that, she served as Research Scientist at Saputo Dairy Foods USA, and as Field Application Specialist at m2p-labs GmbH. Previously, Ms. Teigland held various biotechnology and chemistry roles at Cargill, Inc. Ms. Teigland holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Chemistry from University of Iowa and a M.S. in Chemistry and Microbiology from University of Oregon.  

About Calyxt

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biotechnology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, Plant Cell Matrix™, and the Calyxt ® logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc. Any other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Contacts 
Calyxt Media Contact:Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
David Rosen/ John Garabo/ Michael Barron Argot Partners(212) 600-1902media@calyxt.com Kimberly Minarovich/ Cameron Willis 
Argot Partners(212) 600-1902investors@calyxt.com 
Calyxt Business Development Contact:
Gerry NuovoSenior Vice President of Business Development(612) 427-7881contact@calyxt.com 

Forward-Looking Statements

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Released April 26, 2022

Calyxt to Host First Quarter 2022 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

ROSEVILLE, Minn., April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Calyxt, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLXT), a plant-based synthetic biology company, will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. A press release detailing these results will be issued prior to the call.

Logo (PRNewsfoto/Calyxt, Inc.)

President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael A. Carr, and Chief Financial Officer, Bill Koschak, will host the conference call, followed by a question-and-answer session. The conference call will be accompanied by a presentation, which can be viewed during the webcast or accessed via the investor relations section of the Company’s website here.

To access the call, please use the following information:

Date: 
Time:
Toll Free dial-in number:
Toll/International dial-in number:
Conference ID:
Thursday, May 5, 2022
4:30 p.m. EST, 1:30 p.m. PST
+1 888-317-6003
+1 412-317-6061
2452642

Participants should call the conference telephone number 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register each participant’s name and organization. The conference call will also be broadcast live and available for replay via the investor relations section of the Company’s website here.

A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the event.

Toll Free Replay Number:
International Replay Number:
Replay ID:
+1 877-344-7529
+1 412-317-0088
9265408

About Calyxt:

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, Plant Cell Matrix™, and the Calyxt logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc. Any other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts:

Calyxt Media Contact: Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
Brennan Burks/ David Rosen/ John Garabo/ Michael Barron
Calyxt Communications/Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
media@calyxt.com  
Kimberly Minarovich/ Cameron Willis 
Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
investors@calyxt.com  
Calyxt Business Development Contact:
Gerry Nuovo
Senior Vice President of Business Development
(612) 427-7881
gerry.nuovo@calyxt.com

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Released April 21, 2022

Calyxt Management Joins HCW @ Home for Virtual Fireside Chat

Roseville, MN – Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – Calyxt, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLXT), a plant-based synthetic biology company, participated recently in a virtual fireside chat, “HCW @ Home”, which was hosted by H.C. Wainwright Senior Cleantech and Renewables Analyst, Amit Dayal. Representing Calyxt were Michael A. Carr, President and CEO, and William F. Koschak, CFO.

HCW @ Home with Calyxt, Inc.
Date: Monday, April18, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. PT)
Webcast:Link to view event


The fireside chat is available for viewing and replay on the link above.

To schedule or learn about additional investor conversations with Calyxt, please reach out to investors@calyxt.com.

About Calyxt

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, and the Calyxt logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc.

Contacts:

Calyxt Media Contact: Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
Brennan Burks/ David Rosen/ John Garabo/ Michael Barron
Calyxt Communications/Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
media@calyxt.com  
Kimberly Minarovich/ Cameron Willis 
Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
investors@calyxt.com  
Calyxt Business Development Contact:
Gerry Nuovo
Senior Vice President of Business Development
(612) 427-7881
gerry.nuovo@calyxt.com

Calyxt to Participate in Fireside Chat at the 34th Annual Roth Conference

Roseville, MN – Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – Calyxt, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLXT), a plant-based synthetic biology company, today announced that management will participate in a fireside chat at the 34th Annual Roth Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, CA.

34th Annual Roth Conference
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. PT)
Webcast:https://wsw.com/webcast/roth43/clxt/1845484


The fireside chat will be available for viewing and replay on the Investors section of Calyxt’s website at www.calyxt.com.

Management is also available for meetings during the conference, please reach out to the event organizers or investors@calyxt.com to schedule.

About Calyxt

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, and the Calyxt logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc.

Contacts:

Calyxt Media Contact: Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
David Rosen/ John Garabo/ Michael Barron
Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
media@calyxt.com  
Kimberly Minarovich/ Cameron Willis 
Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
investors@calyxt.com  

Calyxt Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results

Reported achievement of milestones in the operationalization of its BioFactory™ production system, including the startup of its initial 200-liter pilot facility

Continued to expand AIML capabilities across its PlantSpring™ technology platform and associated development process and furthered customer relationships

Invested in key hires and expanded Scientific Advisory Board to strategically position Company for growth and scale, including leveraging AIML

Closed SEC-registered offering of common stock generating gross proceeds of $10.9 million

Management to host conference call and webcast today at 4:30 p.m. ET

Roseville, MN – March 3, 2022 – Calyxt, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLXT), a plant-based synthetic biology company, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

“Last year was transformational for Calyxt, as we evolved our strategic direction to focus our innovations on plant-based technology and production for new customers in an expanded group of end markets, becoming a synthetic biology company in our own right,” said Michael A. Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer at Calyxt. “Since the start of the fourth quarter of 2021, we’ve accelerated our momentum by achieving several milestones. These milestones include operationalizing our pilot BioFactory; expanding our Scientific Advisory Board to include renowned AIML expertise; securing key hires in business development, AIML, and technology licensing; advancing discussions with a widening breadth of potential new customers; and strengthening our balance sheet.”

Mr. Carr added: “Altogether, this momentum puts us in a strong position for growth and scaling the business to capitalize on the enormous opportunity for Calyxt by leveraging our proprietary PlantSpring technology platform with our BioFactory production system to develop and sell high value plant-based chemistries to target customers in large and innovative end markets including cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. I look forward to continuing our focused drive to realize value for our shareholders.”

Key accomplishments in the fourth quarter and full year of 2021, and through the date of this press release, include the following:

Reported achievement of milestones in the operationalization of its BioFactory™ Production System

  • In January 2022, Calyxt announced that its initial pilot BioFactory production system, installed in late December 2021, became operational at its headquarters in Minnesota. This development was on schedule and marked an important  first step toward achieving at-scale commercial production. The Company continues to collect and analyze data from its 200-liter pilot facility and has begun to deploy additional artificial intelligence and machine learning (AIML) capabilities to the pilot facility, which are expected to drive future decisions and help improve test cycles and development timelines.
  • In December 2021, Calyxt reported significant progress in sustainable discovery and development of plant-based molecules in its BioFactory. Results from its metabolomics analyses indicated more than 15,000 chemical signatures, including both known and as-yet-uncharacterized molecules and building block precursors, which are chemical compounds involved in chemical reactions that produce other compounds. These chemical signatures form a baseline library available for Calyxt to produce valuable compounds within the plant based BioFactory production system.

Continued expansion of AIML capabilities across PlantSpring™ technology platform and associated development process, and furthered customer relationships

  • The Company presently uses its AIML capabilities in the design stage of its development process to aid in the identification of targets for editing specific genetic pathways and is  beginning to implement AIML more broadly to assist in the identification of pathways and targets, and in scaling production beyond the laboratory. These additional capabilities are expected to come on-line in 2022.
  • Calyxt’s business model for PlantSpring and the BioFactory is customer demand-driven, and during the period it continued to advance its discussions with potential customers within its expanded group of target end markets including the cosmeceutical, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries.  The Company is targeting two to four customer demand-driven compounds for development by year end, using its selection criteria to determine the compounds to pursue. 
  • To further its licensing activities, throughout 2021 the Company achieved additional PlantSpring-related innovations, including gaining regulatory clearance in Canada for Calyxt’s high oleic soybean, completing the validation of Calyxt’s next generation soybean product, which has a fatty acid profile that the Company believes is best-in-class in the premium oil segment; entering into a research collaboration with a leading global food ingredient manufacturer to develop an improved soybean capable of producing an oil as a commercial alternative to palm oil; successfully transforming the hemp genome, demonstrating the ability to engineer this genome to selectively breed and deliver improvements in hemp traits; and creating seedless hemp via its triploid breeding technology.

Investment in Key Hires

  • Calyxt appointed Michael A. Carr as President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of its Board of Directors effective July 27, 2021. Mr. Carr brings more than 20 years of business, financial, and operational leadership experience to Calyxt and will focus on advancing and monetizing Calyxt’s technologies. Most recently, he served as Vice President of M&A, Strategy, and Innovation at Darling Ingredients, Inc.
  • In February 2022, Calyxt announced that Gerry Nuovo joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Business Development, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the specialty chemicals and biotechnology industries and diverse experience building multimillion-dollar income streams in the cosmeceuticals end market, including personal care and home care. Mr. Nuovo will be responsible for business development activities in cosmeceuticals, including potential partnerships, deal structures, valuation models, and subsequent transaction execution and alliance management.
  • In December 2021, Calyxt announced the hiring of senior roles in AIML and technology licensing. Vijay Gullapalli, Ph.D., joined the Company as Vice President, AIML and Data Science, and brings nearly 25 years of experience in developing solutions for businesses across diverse industries utilizing his expertise in data technology and AIML. Also in December 2021, Pete Ball joined as Technology Licensing Leader and has nearly 35 years of legal and technology licensing experience. Mr. Ball will focus on advancing Calyxt’s licensing activities in platform technologies, including IP relating to gene-editing in plants, and the portfolio of crop innovations.

Establishment and Expansion of Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

  • Calyxt formalized its SAB in March 2021 to provide guidance for Calyxt to leverage and grow the business in new directions and help realize the significant potential value of the Company. The SAB is chaired by Dan Voytas, Ph.D., and includes several renowned experts in plant-biochemistry and AIML.
  • Seth Dobrin, Ph.D., was appointed to Calyxt’s SAB in October 2021. Dr. Dobrin is the Global Chief Artificial Intelligence (AI) Officer at IBM and brings extensive leadership experience and a track record of transforming companies through data and AI. Dr. Dobrin’s deep experience bringing AI-based business solutions to major global corporations will be valuable as the Company continues to develop and augment the AIML capabilities of its PlantSpring platform and BioFactory production system.

Other Business Updates

  • On February 23, 2022, Calyxt closed the placement to an institutional investor in an SEC-registered underwritten offering of 3,880,000 shares of its common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 3,880,000 shares of its common stock, and common warrants to purchase up to 7,760,000 shares of its common stock. The gross proceeds of the offering were $10.9 million, before deducting underwriting fees and estimated offering expenses. The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering of $10.0 million for enhancing the capabilities of its BioFactory production system and increasing its capacity to produce at larger scales, continuing to build out its PlantSpring technology platform and AIML capabilities, furthering customer relationships, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
  • The Company completed the wind-down of its soybean product line in the fourth quarter of 2021 with the final sale of the 2020 grain crop.

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2021 

  • Revenue was $1.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $13.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The decrease was driven by lower volumes of product sold in 2021 as the Company had substantially completed the wind-down of its soybean product line prior to the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Total operating expenses were $6.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $8.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The decrease was driven by lower professional fees and other operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, and restructuring costs recognized in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Net loss was $7.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $13.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The improvement in net loss was driven by improved gross profits and reduced operating expenses. Net loss per share was $0.18 in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $0.37 in the fourth quarter of 2020. The improvement in net loss per share was driven by the change in net loss and a year-over-year increase in the weighted average share count.
  • Adjusted net loss was $7.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $12.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The improvement in adjusted net loss was driven by strong operating expense management and the benefits from the wind-down of the soybean product line. Adjusted net loss per share was $0.19 in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to $0.33 in the fourth quarter of 2020. The improvement in adjusted net loss per share was driven by the change in adjusted net loss and a year-over-year increase in the weighted average share count.

Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2021

  • Revenue was $26.0 million in 2021 compared to $23.9 million in 2020. The increase was driven by sales of the 2020 grain crop, which included higher volumes and reflected higher commodity prices, in each case, as compared to 2020.
  • Total operating expenses were $26.8 million in 2021 compared to $32.6 million in 2020. The decrease was driven by lower professional fees, lower personnel costs, and restructuring costs recognized in the fourth quarter of 2020. Operating expensesexcluding $2.1 million of non-cash stock compensation expense and $2.3 million of depreciation and amortization expenses were $22.3 million in 2021.
  • Net loss was $29.2 million in 2021 compared to $44.8 million in 2020. The improvement in net loss was driven by improved gross profits, reduced operating expenses, and the gain upon the extinguishment of the Company’s Paycheck Protection Program loan. Net loss per share was $0.78 in 2021 compared to $1.32 in 2020. The improvement in net loss per share was driven by the change in net loss and a year-over-year increase in the weighted average share count.
  • Adjusted net loss was $33.2 million in 2021 compared to $40.8 million in 2020. The improvement in adjusted net loss was driven by the benefits resulting from the move to sell grain compared to selling oil and meal and reductions in operating expenses. Adjusted net loss per share was $0.89 in 2021 compared to $1.20 in 2020. The improvement in adjusted net loss per share was driven by the change in adjusted net loss and a year-over-year increase in the weighted average share count. 
  • Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash totaled $14.4 million as of December 31, 2021, including net proceeds from the sale of approximately 1.4 million shares of common stock under our ATM share issuance program. The December 31, 2021, cash balance includes $3.9 million of net proceeds from those sales, and another $0.2 million was received in early January 2022 following the settlement of those sales with the broker. The balance does not include gross proceeds of $10.9 million that was raised in mid-February from our SEC-registered offering.

“Our plans to utilize PlantSpring and the BioFactory to target customers in large and innovative end markets like cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals are now further supported by a balance sheet that has been enhanced by the $10.0 million in net proceeds from the underwritten offering we completed in February,” said Bill Koschak, Calyxt’s Chief Financial Officer.  “We intend to continue to be disciplined in our uses of cash and anticipate the proceeds from the offering will be used to support the continued growth and scaling of our BioFactory business model and selective hiring to support the progression and expansion of our AIML capabilities. As a result of the successful offering of our common stock and prefunded warrants, and based on our current business plan which reflects the growth and scaling of our BioFactory production system and AIML capabilities, we now expect Calyxt’s cash runway to extend to late 2022.”

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results Conference Call

Calyxt’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael A. Carr, and Chief Financial Officer, Bill Koschak, will host a conference call discussing Calyxt’s results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021, followed by a question-and-answer session. The conference call will be accompanied by a presentation, which can be viewed during the webcast or accessed via the investor relations section of Calyxt’s website at www.calyxt.com.

To access the call, please use the following information:

Date:Thursday, March 3, 2021
Time:4:30 p.m. EST, 1:30 p.m. PST
Toll Free dial-in number: +1-888-317-6003
Toll/International dial-in number: +1-412-317-6061
Conference ID:   8941717


Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. The conference call will also be broadcast live and available for replay via the investor relations section of the company’s website at www.calyxt.com.

A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the event.

Toll Free Replay Number:+1-877-344-7529
International Replay Number:+1-412-317-0088
Replay ID:5539809


About the PlantSpring™ Technology Platform and BioFactory™ Production System

Calyxt’s technology platform, PlantSpring, is founded on the Company’s more than a decade of experience engineering plant metabolism, and incorporates its scientific knowledge, its proprietary systems, tools, and technologies; and an expanding set of AIML capabilities. In PlantSpring, the Company identifies metabolic pathways to produce plant-based chemistries, designs strategies to reprogram host cells, engineers plant cell metabolism to optimally produce targeted compounds, and produces those targeted compounds at laboratory scale. The Company has implemented AIML capabilities for the identification of targets for editing specific genetic pathways and continues to develop AIML capabilities across the PlantSpring platform, which will enable learning and adaptation of knowledge gained from past activity and are expected to be combined with predictive analytics to rapidly prototype and provide feedback, accelerate the time to complete the development cycle and help mitigate the risk associated with commercial scale-up. As a result, Calyxt believes it can develop biomolecules in plants for customers at faster speeds than its competitors in the synthetic biology industry. The output from the PlantSpring platform integrates with the Company’s BioFactory production system.

The BioFactory is a bioreactor-based production system that is designed to be capable of continuous production of plant-based chemistries. The bioreactor can be of any size depending upon factors including yield and titer necessary to reach the required commercial scale. For production, multicellular Plant Cell Matrix™(PCM™) structures are placed inside the bioreactor, and growth media bathes the PCM structures to provide them with nutrition, which differentiates the Company’s process from other methods that require complete submersion of cells in growth media and/or the application of hormones to facilitate growth. A PCM structure is a living system of various cell types, which is designed to emulate the intercellular metabolism of an entire plant, that grows over time and produces and stores, or excretes, the target chemistries. The growth media is the feedstock of the BioFactory production system and contains the essential inputs to support growth of the PCM structures and necessary chemistry production. The growth media is expected to be reused throughout the production cycle, which may run for an extended time period. To scale production in the BioFactory productions system, the Company expects to move the PCM structures from its current bioreactor into larger capacity bioreactors or groups of bioreactors. Calyxt began running lab-scale bioreactors in early 2021. The Company’s first pilot-scale bioreactor became operational in December 2021 and is scalable up to 200 liters. The pilot stage of development takes a compound developed with the PlantSpring platform through to commercial production. Depending on the compound to be produced, there may be a range of vessel sizes between the initial pilot facility and the commercial production facility. The Company’s current plan is to engage third parties, referred to as infrastructure partners, for at-scale commercial production. Infrastructure partners are likely to be companies with processing assets that can be converted from current production to the Company’s bioreactor-based approach. If an infrastructure partner is used for production, the Company expects to pay a fee for that production. Because of the expected modular nature of the BioFactory production system and the types of high value compounds the Company expects to develop for customers, it is also possible that commercial production could also occur in a customer’s in-house facility. The Company expects to expand the scope of its pilot facilities based on customer demand, and the scope of production could extend, subject to regulatory and other considerations, outside the United States. Because of its production methodology, Calyxt believes the BioFactory has the potential to be one of the most sustainable production systems across industries.

About Calyxt

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, Plant Cell Matrix™, and the Calyxt logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc. Any other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Contacts

Calyxt Media Contact: Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
David Rosen/ John Garabo/ Michael Barron
Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
media@calyxt.com  
Kimberly Minarovich/ Cameron Willis 
Argot Partners
(212) 600-1902
investors@calyxt.com  
Calyxt Business Development Contact:
Gerry Nuovo
Senior Vice President of Business Development
(612) 427-7881
contact@calyxt.com  


USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

To supplement the Company’s financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, it has prepared certain non-GAAP measures that include or exclude special items. These non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should be viewed as supplemental and in addition to financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. In addition, other companies may report similarly titled measures, but calculate them differently, which reduces their usefulness as a comparative measure. Management utilizes these non-GAAP metrics as performance measures in evaluating and making operational decisions regarding the Company’s business.

The Company’s non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments for certain commodity derivatives entered into in connection with its soybean product line. As a result of the continued wind-down of this product line, the Company held no commodity derivative contracts as of December 31, 2021.

The Company presents adjusted net loss, a non-GAAP measure, and defines it as net loss including adjustments necessary to present the underlying gross profit of its soybean product line, including (i) unrealized gains and losses associated with commodity derivatives entered into to hedge the change in value of fixed price grain inventories and fixed price grain production agreements that should be recognized in the future when the underlying inventory is sold, (ii) gains and losses from commodity derivatives realized in prior periods but associated with inventory sold in the current period, (iii) net realizable value adjustments to inventories occurring in the period which otherwise would have been recognized in the future when the underlying inventory is sold, and (iv) net realizable value adjustments recognized in prior periods but associated with inventory sold in the current period, and excluding cash-based Section 16 officer transition expenses, restructuring costs, the recapture of non-cash stock compensation associated with the departure of Section 16 officers and restructuring-related staffing adjustments made in the third quarter of 2020, the gain upon the extinguishment of the PPP loan, and non-operating expenses, which are primarily gains and losses on foreign exchange transactions and losses on the disposals of land, buildings, and equipment.

The Company provides in the table below a reconciliation of net loss, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to adjusted net loss. The Company provides adjusted net loss because it believes that this non-GAAP financial metric provides investors with useful supplemental information at this stage of commercialization as the amounts being adjusted affect the period-to-period comparability of net losses and financial performance.

The table below presents a reconciliation of net loss to adjusted net loss:


The Company presents adjusted net loss per share, a non-GAAP measure, and defines it as net loss per share including adjustments necessary to present the underlying gross profit of its soybean product line, including (i) unrealized gains and losses associated with commodity derivatives entered into to hedge the change in value of fixed price grain inventories and fixed price grain production agreements that should be recognized in the future when the underlying inventory is sold, (ii) gains and losses from commodity derivatives realized in prior periods but associated with inventory sold in the current period, (iii) net realizable value adjustments to inventories occurring in the period which otherwise would have been recognized in the future when the underlying inventory is sold, and (iv) net realizable value adjustments recognized in prior periods but associated with inventory sold in the current period, and excluding cash-based Section 16 officer transition expenses, restructuring costs, the recapture of non-cash stock compensation associated with the departure of Section 16 officers and restructuring-related staffing adjustments made in the third quarter of 2020, the gain upon the extinguishment of the PPP loan, and non-operating expenses, which are primarily gains and losses on foreign exchange transactions and losses on the disposals of land, buildings, and equipment.

The Company provides in the table below a reconciliation of net loss per share, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to adjusted net loss per share. The Company provides adjusted net loss per share because it believes that this non-GAAP financial metric provides investors with useful supplemental information at this stage of commercialization as the amounts being adjusted affect the period-to-period comparability of net losses per share and financial performance.

The table below presents a reconciliation of net loss per share to adjusted net loss per share:


Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “continue,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “targets,” “will,” or the negative of these terms and other similar terminology. Forward-looking statements in this press release include statements about the Company’s future financial performance, including its cash runway; its product pipeline and development; its business model and strategies for the development, commercialization and sales of commercial products; commercial demand for its synthetic biology solutions; the development and deployment of its PlantSpring technology platform; its ability to deploy and leverage its artificial intelligence and machine learning (AIML) capabilities; the ability to scale production capability for its BioFactory production system; potential development agreements, partnerships, customer relationships, and licensing arrangements and their contribution to its financial results, cash usage, and growth strategies; the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business and operating results; and anticipated trends in its business. These and other forward-looking statements are predictions and projections about future events and trends based on the Company’s current expectations, objectives, and intentions and are premised on current assumptions. The Company’s actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements could be materially different than those expressed, implied, or anticipated by forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: the impact of increased competition, including competition from a broader array of synthetic biology companies; competition for customers, partners, and licensees and the successful execution of development and licensing agreements; disruptions at its key facilities, including disruptions impacting its BioFactory production system; flaws in AIML algorithms, insufficiency of data inputs required by such algorithms, and human error in interacting with AIML; changes in customer preferences and market acceptance of its products; changes in market consensus as to what attributes are required for a product to be considered “sustainable”; the impact of adverse events during development, including unsuccessful pilot production of plant-based chemistries or field trials; the impact of improper handling of its product candidates during development; failures by third-party contractors; inaccurate demand forecasting or milestone and royalty payment projections; the effectiveness of commercialization efforts by commercial partners or licensees; disruptions to supply chains, including raw material inputs for its BioFactory; the impact of changes or increases in oversight and regulation; disputes or challenges regarding intellectual property; proliferation and continuous evolution of new technologies; management changes; dislocations in the capital markets; the severity and duration of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting impact on macro-economic conditions; and other important factors discussed under the caption entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statements made by management of the Company are based only on currently available information and speak only as of the date of this report. Except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by law.

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Calyxt Announces Closing of SEC-Registered Offering of Common Stock, Pre-Funded Warrants to Purchase Common Stock and Warrants to Purchase Common Stock

ROSEVILLE, Minn., February 23, 2022/PR Newswire/ — Calyxt, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLXT) (“Calyxt” or the “Company”), a plant-based synthetic biology company, today announced the closing of its previously announced placement to an institutional investor in  an underwritten offering of 3,880,000 shares of its common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 3,880,000 shares of its common stock, and common warrants to purchase up to 7,760,000 shares of its common stock (the “Offering”).

Canaccord Genuity acted as the sole bookrunner for the Offering.

The net proceeds to the Company from the Offering, after underwriting discounts and expenses, were approximately $10.0 million, assuming none of the accompanying common warrants issued in the Offering are exercised. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for enhancing the capabilities of its BioFactory production system and increasing its capacity to produce at larger scales, continuing to build out its PlantSpring technology platform and artificial intelligence / machine learning capabilities, furthering customer relationships, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The above-referenced securities were offered by the Company pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-233231) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and declared effective by the SEC on September 27, 2019. The Offering was made by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the Offering were filed with the SEC on February 22, 2022. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting Canaccord Genuity LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, 99 High Street, Suite 1200, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, or by email at prospectus@cgf.com..

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the Offering, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Calyxt

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative and high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, and the Calyxt logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc. Any other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “continue,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “targets,” “will,” or the negative of these terms and other similar terminology. Forward-looking statements in this press release include statements about the intended use of net proceeds from the Offering. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements made by Calyxt’s management, which are based only on information currently available to it when, and speak only as of the date, such statement is made. Actual results could be materially different than those expressed, implied, or anticipated by forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to those discussed under the caption entitled “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings on Form 10-Q or 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Calyxt does not assume any obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by law.

Contacts:

Calyxt Media Contact:Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
David Rosen / John Garabo Argot Partners (212) 600-1902 media@calyxt.comKimberly Minarovich / Cameron Willis Argot Partners (212) 600-1902 investors@calyxt.com      

Calxyt, Inc. Announces Pricing of $10.9 Million SEC-Registered Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

ROSEVILLE, Minn., February 17, 2022 /PR Newswire/ — Calyxt, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLXT) (“Calyxt” or the “Company”), a plant-based synthetic biology company, today announced the placement to an institutional investor in  an underwritten offering of 3,880,000 shares of its common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 3,880,000 shares of its common stock, and common warrants to purchase up to 7,760,000 shares of its common stock (the “Offering”). The shares of common stock and the pre-funded warrants are each being sold in combination with corresponding common warrants, with one common warrant to purchase one share of common stock for each share of common stock or each pre-funded warrant sold. The pre-funded warrants will have an exercise price of $0.0001 per share of common stock and the common warrants will have an exercise price of $1.41 per share of common stock.  The pre-funded warrants will be immediately exercisable and remain exercisable until exercised, while the common warrants will be exercisable six months after the date of issuance and will have a term of five years from the date of exercisability. The aggregate public offering price for each share of common stock or each pre-funded warrant and, in each case, an accompanying common warrant is $1.41. All securities to be sold in the Offering were sold by the Company.

The Company expects to close the Offering on or about February 23, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The gross proceeds from the Offering are expected to be approximately $10.9 million, assuming none of the accompanying common warrants issued in the Offering are exercised. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for enhancing the capabilities of its BioFactory production system and increasing its capacity to produce at larger scales, continuing to build out its PlantSpring technology platform and artificial intelligence / machine learning capabilities, furthering customer relationships, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

There is no established public trading market for the pre-funded warrants or the common warrants and the Company does not expect a market to develop. Additionally, the Company does not intend to apply for the listing of the pre-funded warrants or the common warrants on any national securities exchange or other nationally recognized trading system.

Canaccord Genuity is acting as the sole bookrunner for the Offering.

The Offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-233231) that was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on September 27, 2019. The Offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of the Offering. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this Offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting Canaccord Genuity LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, 99 High Street, Suite 1200, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, or by email at prospectus@cgf.com. These documents may also be obtained for free on the SEC’s website located at http://www.sec.gov.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the Offering. There shall not be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offering, sale or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.


About Calyxt:

Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer plant metabolism to produce innovative and high value plant-based chemistries for use in customers’ materials and products. As plant-based solutions, the Company’s synthetic biology products can be used in helping customers meet their sustainability targets and financial goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are primarily delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ production system. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.

PlantSpring, BioFactory, and the Calyxt logo are trademarks of Calyxt, Inc. Any other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “continue,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “targets,” “will,” or the negative of these terms and other similar terminology. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated closing of the Offering and the expected uses of the proceeds from the Offering. Completion of the Offering is subject to numerous factors, many of which are beyond Calyxt’s control, including, without limitation, market conditions, failure of customary closing conditions and the risk factors and other matters set forth in the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus included in the registration statement and the documents incorporated by reference therein. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements made by Calyxt’s management, which are based only on information currently available to it when, and speak only as of the date, such statement is made. Calyxt does not assume any obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by law.

Contacts:

Calyxt Media Contact:Calyxt Investor Relations Contact:
David Rosen/ John Garabo Argot Partners (212) 600-1902 media@calyxt.comKimberly Minarovich Argot Partners (212) 600-1902 investors@calyxt.com