Why Twist Bioscience Stock Is Plunging Today

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  • Shares of Twist Bioscience Corp TWST fell after the firm issued fiscal second-quarter revenue guidance that fell below the consensus Wall Street estimate.
  • For Q1 FY23, Twist posted a 29% increase in sales to $54.2 million, almost in line with the consensus of $54.1 million.
  • The company shipped approximately 134,000 genes during the quarter to 2,060 customers, compared to about 1,800 customers during the year-ago quarter.
  • For Q1, the company reported an EPS loss of $(0.74), down from $(0.91) a year ago compared to the consensus of $(1.13).
  • Guidance: Twist Bioscience expects fiscal Q2 revenues of $56.5 million, below the consensus of $61.9 million, with $24 million in synbio revenues, $25 million in next-generation sequencing revenues, and biopharma revenues of $7.5 million.
  • It anticipates full-year fiscal 2023 revenue of $261 million to $269 million, which remains unchanged.
  • Price Action: TWST shares are down 16.6% at $25.77 on the last check Friday.
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