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FLDM 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I. Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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Fluidigm Earnings 2020-09-30

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow
Assets, Equity
Rev, G Profit, Net Income
Ops, Inv, Fin


Washington, D.C. 20549
(Mark One)
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020
For the transition period from              to
Commission file number: 001-34180

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 77-0513190
State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization I.R.S. Employer Identification No.
2 Tower Place, Ste 2000
South San Francisco,
Address of principal executive officesZip Code
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 266-6000
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Common Stock, $0.001 par value per shareFLDMThe Nasdaq Global Select Market

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As of October 30, 2020, there were 74,119,005 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share, outstanding.

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Item 1. Financial Statements
(In thousands) 
September 30,December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$72,345 $21,661 
Short-term investments 36,978 
Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $324 and $6, at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively)
17,613 18,981 
Grant receivable7,456  
Inventories19,560 13,884 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets5,689 4,592 
Total current assets122,663 96,096 
Property and equipment, net7,531 8,056 
Operating lease right-of-use asset, net38,469 4,860 
Other non-current assets4,904 5,492 
Developed technology, net42,955 46,200 
Goodwill106,455 104,108 
Total assets$322,977 $264,812 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$10,971 $6,510 
Accrued compensation and related benefits9,122 5,160 
Operating lease liabilities, current2,697 1,833 
Other accrued liabilities6,565 7,515 
Deferred revenue, current13,436 11,803 
Total current liabilities42,791 32,821 
Convertible notes, net54,121 53,821 
Deferred tax liability9,041 11,494 
Operating lease liabilities, non-current38,607 4,323 
Deferred revenue, non-current7,684 8,168 
Deferred grant income, non-current18,224  
Other non-current liabilities536 573 
Total liabilities171,004 111,200 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at either September 30, 2020 or December 31, 2019
Common stock: $0.001 par value, 200,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019; 74,115 and 69,956 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively
74 70 
Additional paid-in capital810,923 777,765 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(289)(582)
Accumulated deficit(658,735)(623,641)
Total stockholders’ equity151,973 153,612 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$322,977 $264,812 
See accompanying notes

(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
Product revenue$29,210 $20,666 $65,596 $68,728 
Service revenue6,131 5,630 16,457 15,875 
       Development revenue3,180  6,180  
Other revenue1,340 200 5,303 200 
Total revenue39,861 26,496 93,536 84,803 
Costs and expenses:
Cost of product revenue12,773 10,520 31,896 33,009 
Cost of service revenue1,769 1,938 4,531 5,403 
Research and development8,128 7,125 25,275 23,362 
Selling, general and administrative22,655 20,729 65,966 65,687 
Total costs and expenses45,325 40,312 127,668 127,461 
Loss from operations(5,464)(13,816)(34,132)(42,658)
Interest expense(885)(444)(2,682)(3,636)
Loss from extinguishment of debt   (9,000)
Other income (expense), net107 205 (248)920 
Loss before income taxes(6,242)(14,055)(37,062)(54,374)
Income tax benefit243 1,168 2,068 2,269 
Net loss$(5,999)$(12,887)$(34,994)$(52,105)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.08)$(0.19)$(0.49)$(0.79)
Shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted72,486 69,469 71,294 65,792 
See accompanying notes

(In thousands)

 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
Net loss$(5,999)$(12,887)$(34,994)$(52,105)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
Foreign currency translation adjustment523 (121)329 (122)
Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on investments(3)(14)(36)51 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax520 (135)293 (71)
Comprehensive loss$(5,479)$(13,022)$(34,701)$(52,176)
See accompanying notes

(In thousands)

 Common StockAdditional
Income (Loss)
Balance as of December 31, 201969,956 $70 $777,765 $(582)$(623,641)$153,612 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of shares withheld for taxes, and other255 — (146)— — (146)
Cumulative-effect of new accounting standard for Topic 326 Credit Losses
— — — — (100)(100)
Stock-based compensation expense— — 2,364 — — 2,364 
Acquisition of InstruNor AS485 1 2,048 — — 2,049 
Net loss— — — — (15,980)(15,980)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax— — — (303)— (303)
Balance as of March 31, 202070,696 $71 $782,031 $(885)$(639,721)$141,496 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of shares withheld for taxes, and other286 — (116)— — (116)
Issuance of common stock under ESPP301 — 645 — — 645 
Stock-based compensation expense— — 3,633 — — 3,633 
Net loss— — — — (13,015)(13,015)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax— — — 76 — 76 
Balance as of June 30, 202071,283 $71 $786,193 $(809)$(652,736)$132,719 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of shares withheld for taxes, and other258 1 (124)— — (123)
Issuance of common stock from option exercises94 — 450 — — 450 
Issuance of common stock from at-the-market offering, net of issuance costs2,480 2 20,226 — — 20,228 
Equity issuance costs— — (180)— — (180)
Stock-based compensation expense— — 4,358 — — 4,358 
Net loss— — — — (5,999)(5,999)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax— — — 520 — 520 
Balance as of September 30, 202074,115 $74 $810,923 $(289)$(658,735)$151,973 
See accompanying notes

(In thousands)
 Common StockAdditional
Income (Loss)
Balance as of December 31, 201849,338 $49 $631,605 $(687)$(558,851)$72,116 
Issuance of common stock on bond conversion19,460 19 133,279 — — 133,298 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of shares withheld for taxes, and other140 1 (177)— — (176)
Issuance of common stock from option exercises53 — 255 — — 255 
Stock-based compensation expense— — 2,207 — — 2,207 
Net loss— — — — (25,465)(25,465)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax— — — 10 — 10 
Balance as of March 31, 201968,991 $69 $767,169 $(677)$(584,316)$182,245 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of shares withheld for taxes, and other183 — (325)— — (325)
Issuance of common stock from option exercises130 — 793 — — 793 
Issuance of common stock under ESPP96 — 641 — — 641 
Stock-based compensation expense— — 2,985 — — 2,985 
Net loss— — — — (13,753)(13,753)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax— — — 54 — 54 
Balance as of June 30, 201969,400 $69 $771,263 $(623)$(598,069)$172,640 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of shares withheld for taxes, and other149 1 (70)— — (69)
Issuance of common stock from option exercises1 — 1 — — 1 
Stock-based compensation expense— — 3,055 — — 3,055 
Net loss— — — — (12,887)(12,887)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax— — — (135)— (135)
Balance as of September 30, 201969,550 $70 $774,249 $(758)$(610,956)$162,605 
See accompanying notes

(In thousands)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
Operating activities
Net loss$(34,994)$(52,105)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization2,988 3,484 
Stock-based compensation expense10,358 8,292 
Amortization of developed technology8,929 8,400 
Amortization of debt discounts, premiums and issuance costs 415 2,130 
Lease amortization1,863 (371)
Loss on extinguishment of debt 9,000 
Provision for excess and obsolete inventory680 1,356 
Loss on disposal of property and equipment191 52 
Other non-cash items13 195 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net967 3,195 
Prepaid expenses and other assets(2,395)(1,338)
Accounts payable4,996 605 
Deferred revenue1,258 1,592 
Other liabilities(180)(10,506)
Net cash used in operating activities(11,684)(29,691)
Investing activities
Acquisition, net of cash acquired(5,154) 
Purchases of investments (52,719)
Proceeds from RADx grant11,151  
Proceeds from sale of investments5,010  
Proceeds from maturities of investments31,800 16,000 
Purchases of property and equipment(2,010)(2,031)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities40,797 (38,750)
Financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of common stock from at-the-market offering, net of commissions20,226  
Payment of debt and equity issuance costs(509)(128)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options450 1,049 
Proceeds from stock issuance from ESPP645 641 
Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards and other(387)(556)
Net cash provided by financing activities20,425 1,006 
Effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents86 (5)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash49,624 (67,440)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period23,736 95,401 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$73,360 $27,961 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information
Cash paid for interest$86 $3,513 
Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds$386 $128 
Asset retirement obligations$319 $311 
See accompanying notes

September 30, 2020
1. Description of Business
Fluidigm Corporation (the Company, Fluidigm, we, our or us) creates, manufactures, and markets technologies and tools for life sciences research, including preparatory and analytical instruments for Mass Cytometry, PCR, Library Prep, Single Cell Genomics, and consumables, including integrated fluidic circuits (IFC), assays, and reagents. Our focus is on the most pressing needs in translational and clinical research, including infectious disease, cancer, immunology and immunotherapy. We sell our instruments, consumables and services to academic institutions, clinical laboratories, and contract research organizations, as well as biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and agricultural biotechnology companies. The Company was formerly known as Mycometrix Corporation and changed its name to Fluidigm Corporation in April 2001. Fluidigm Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation and Consolidation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) and include the accounts of our wholly owned subsidiaries. As of September 30, 2020, we had wholly owned subsidiaries in Singapore, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, France, the United Kingdom, China, Germany and Norway. All subsidiaries, except for Singapore, use their local currency as their functional currency. The Singapore subsidiary uses the U.S. dollar as its functional currency. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.
Certain prior period amounts in the condensed consolidated statements of income and condensed consolidated statements of cash flows were reclassified to conform with the current period presentation. These reclassifications were immaterial and did not affect prior period total assets, total liabilities, stockholders’ equity, total revenue, total costs and expenses, loss from operations or net loss.
Unaudited Interim Financial Information
The accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements and related disclosures are unaudited, have been prepared on the same basis as the annual financial statements and, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair statement of the results of operations for the periods presented.
The year-end condensed consolidated balance sheet was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by U.S. GAAP. The condensed consolidated results of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year or for any other year or interim period. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the related notes for the year ended December 31, 2019 included in our annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on February 27, 2020.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions believed to be reasonable, which together form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities. The full extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our business, results of operations and financial condition will depend on numerous evolving factors including, but not limited to, the magnitude and duration of the pandemic, the extent to which it will impact worldwide macroeconomic conditions, including the speed of recovery, and governmental and business reactions to the pandemic. We assessed certain accounting matters that generally require consideration of forecasted financial information in the context of information available to us and the unknown impact of COVID-19 as of September 30, 2020. These accounting matters included, but were not limited to, our allowance for doubtful accounts and credit losses, inventory and related reserves and the carrying value of goodwill and other long-lived assets. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates and could have a material adverse effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

Foreign Currency
Assets and liabilities of non-U.S. subsidiaries that use the local currency as their functional currency are translated into U.S. dollars at exchange rates in effect on the balance sheet date. The adjustments resulting from the foreign currency translations are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss, a separate component of stockholders’ equity. Income and expense accounts are translated at monthly average exchange rates during the year.
Revenue Recognition
We generate revenue primarily from the sale of our products and services. Product revenue is derived from the sale of instruments and consumables, including IFCs, assays and reagents. Service revenue is derived from the sale of instrument service contracts, repairs, installation, training and other specialized product support services. We also generate revenue from development agreements, license and royalty agreements and grants. Revenue is reported net of any sales, use and value-added taxes we collect from customers as required by government authorities. Research and development cost includes costs associated with development and grant revenue.
We recognize revenue based on the amount of consideration we expect to receive in exchange for the goods and services we transfer to the customer. Our commercial arrangements typically include multiple distinct products and services, and we allocate revenue to these performance obligations based on their relative standalone selling prices. Standalone selling prices (SSP) are generally determined using observable data from recent transactions. In cases where sufficient data is not available, we estimate a product’s SSP using a cost plus a margin approach or by applying a discount to the product’s list price.
Product Revenue
We recognize product revenue at the point in time when control of the goods passes to the customer and we have an enforceable right to payment. This generally occurs either when the product is shipped from one of our facilities or when it arrives at the customer’s facility, based on the contractual terms. Customers generally do not have a unilateral right to return products after delivery. Invoices are generally issued at shipment and generally become due in 30 to 60 days.
We sometimes perform shipping and handling activities after control of the product passes to the customer. We have made an accounting policy election to account for these activities as product fulfillment activities rather than as separate performance obligations.
Service Revenue
We recognize revenue from repairs, maintenance, installation, training and other specialized product support services at the point in time the work is completed. Installation and training services are generally billed in advance of service. Repairs and other services are generally billed at the point the work is completed.
Revenue associated with instrument service contracts is recognized on a straight-line basis over the life of the agreement, which is generally one to three years. We believe this time-elapsed approach is appropriate for service contracts because we provide services on demand throughout the term of the agreement. Invoices are generally issued in advance of service on a monthly, quarterly, annual or multi-year basis. Payments made in advance of service are reported on our condensed consolidated balance sheet as deferred revenue.
Development Revenue
The Company has entered and may continue to enter into development agreements with third parties that provide for up-front and periodic milestone payments. Our development agreements may include more than one performance obligation. At the inception of the contract, we assess whether each obligation represents a separate performance obligation or whether such obligations should be combined as a single performance obligation. The transaction price for each development agreement is determined based on the amount of consideration we expect to be entitled to for satisfying all performance obligations within the agreement.
We assess the nature of the combined performance obligation to determine whether the combined performance obligation is satisfied over time or at a point in time and, if over time, the appropriate method of measuring progress for purposes of recognizing revenue. In arrangements where we satisfy performance obligation(s) over time, we recognize development revenue typically using an input method based on our costs incurred relative to the total expected cost which determines the extent of our progress toward completion. As part of the accounting for these arrangements, we must develop estimates and assumptions that require judgment to determine the transaction price and progress towards completion. We review our estimate of the transaction price and progress toward completion based on the best information available to recognize the cumulative progress toward completion as of the end of each reporting period, and make revisions to such estimates as necessary.

We may also generate revenue from development or collaboration agreements that do not include upfront or milestone-based payments and generally recognize revenue on these types of agreements based on the timing of development activities.
Other Revenue
Other revenue consists of license and royalty revenue and grant revenue. We recognize revenue from license agreements when the license is transferred to the customer and the customer is able to use and benefit from the license. For contracts that include sales-based royalties, we recognize revenue at the later of (i) when the related sales occur, or (ii) when the performance obligation to which some or all of the royalty has been allocated has been satisfied.
In March 2020, we entered into an agreement to settle intellectual property infringement claims, in which we received a $3.5 million payment in exchange for a perpetual license under certain Fluidigm intellectual property. The settlement is considered a multiple-element arrangement with each element accounted for individually. Accordingly, $3.1 million of the proceeds was recognized as license revenue and $0.4 million was offset against legal costs.
We receive grants from various entities to perform research and development activities over contractually defined periods. Revenue is generally recognized provided that the conditions under which the grants were provided have been met and any remaining performance obligations are perfunctory.
Contract Costs
Incremental sales commission costs incurred to obtain instrument service contracts are capitalized and amortized to selling, general and administrative expense over the life of the contract, which is generally one to three years. As a practical expedient, we expense sales commissions associated with product support services that are delivered in less than one year as they are incurred. Sales commissions associated with the sale of products are expensed as they are incurred. To date, capitalized contract costs have been immaterial.
Product Warranties
We generally provide a one-year warranty on our instruments. We accrue for estimated warranty obligations at the time of product shipment. We periodically review our warranty liability and record adjustments based on the terms of warranties provided to customers, and historical and anticipated warranty claim experience. This expense is recorded as a component of cost of product revenue in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
Significant Judgments
Applying the revenue recognition practices discussed above often requires significant judgment. Judgment is required when identifying performance obligations, estimating SSP and allocating purchasing consideration in multi-element arrangements, determining the transaction price and progress towards completion on development arrangements and estimating the future amount of our warranty obligations. Moreover, significant judgment is required when interpreting commercial terms and determining when control of goods and services passes to the customer. Any material changes created by errors in judgment could have a material effect on our operating results and overall financial condition.
Accounts Receivable
Trade accounts receivable are recorded at net invoice value. We review our exposure to accounts receivable and provide allowances of specific amounts if collectability is no longer reasonably assured based on historical experience and specific customer collection issues. We evaluate such allowances on a regular basis and adjust them as needed.
Concentrations of Business and Credit Risk
Financial instruments that potentially subject us to credit risk consist of cash, cash equivalents, investments, and accounts receivable. Our cash, cash equivalents, and investments may consist of deposits held with banks, money market funds, and other highly liquid investments that may at times exceed federally insured limits. Cash equivalents and investments are financial instruments that potentially subject us to concentrations of risk. Under our investment policy, we invest primarily in securities issued by the U.S. government. The goals of our investment policy, in order of priority, are as follows: preserve capital, meet liquidity needs, and optimize returns.
We generally do not require collateral to support credit sales. To reduce credit risk, we perform credit evaluations of our customers. One customer from whom we derived development revenue exceeded 10% of revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. No other customer represented more than 10% of total revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 or 2019. Including the development revenue, revenues from our five largest customers were 31% and 25%

of total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Revenues from our five largest customers were 23% and 20% of total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. There was no single customer that represented more than 10% of total accounts receivable at September 30, 2020, or December 31, 2019.
Our products include components that are currently procured from a single source or a limited number of sources. We believe that other vendors would be able to provide similar components; however, the qualification of such vendors may require start-up time. In order to mitigate any adverse impacts from a disruption of supply, we attempt to maintain an adequate supply of critical limited-source components.
We determine if an arrangement is a lease, or contains a lease, at inception. Operating leases are included in operating lease right-of-use (ROU) assets and current and non-current operating lease liabilities in our condensed consolidated balance sheets. ROU assets represent our right-to-use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent our obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Operating lease ROU assets and liabilities are recognized at the commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. As most of our leases do not provide an implicit rate, we generally use our incremental borrowing rate based on the estimated rate of interest for collateralized borrowing over a similar term of the lease payments at commencement date. Significant judgment is required in determining the incremental collateralized borrowing rate. Lease expense for lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.
We elected the short-term lease recognition exemption for all leases that qualify. For those leases that qualify, we will not recognize ROU assets or lease liabilities for leases with an initial lease term of one year or less. We also elected not to separate lease and nonlease components for our building leases. The nonlease components are generally variable in nature and are expected to represent most of our variable lease costs. Variable costs are expensed as incurred. We have taken a portfolio approach for our vehicle leases by country.
Goodwill, Intangible Assets and Other Long-Lived Assets
Goodwill, which has an indefinite useful life, represents the excess of cost over fair value of net assets acquired. Our intangible assets include developed technology, patents and licenses. The cost of identifiable intangible assets with finite lives is generally amortized on a straight-line basis over the assets’ respective estimated useful lives.
Goodwill and intangible assets with indefinite lives are not subject to amortization but are tested for impairment on an annual basis during the fourth quarter or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of these assets may not be recoverable. Events or changes in circumstances that could affect the likelihood that we will be required to recognize an impairment charge include, but are not limited to, declines in our stock price or market capitalization, economic downturns and other macroeconomic events, including the current COVID-19 pandemic, declines in our market share or revenues, and an increase in our losses, rapid changes in technology, failure to achieve the benefits of capacity increases and utilization, significant litigation arising out of an acquisition, or other matters. Any impairment charges could have a material adverse effect on our operating results and net asset value in the quarter in which we recognize the impairment charge.
In evaluating our goodwill and intangible assets with indefinite lives for indications of impairment, we first conduct an assessment of qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of our reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If we determine that it is more likely than not that the fair value of our reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, we compare the fair value of our reporting unit to its carrying value. If the fair value of our reporting unit exceeds its carrying value, goodwill is not considered impaired and no further analysis is required. If the carrying value of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, then an impairment loss equal to the difference would be recorded to goodwill. We did not recognize any impairment of goodwill for any of the periods presented herein.
We evaluate our long-lived assets, including finite-lived intangibles, for indicators of possible impairment when events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. If any indicator of impairment exists, we assess the recoverability of the affected long-lived assets by determining whether the carrying value of the asset can be recovered through undiscounted future operating cash flows. If impairment is indicated, we estimate the asset’s fair value using future discounted cash flows associated with the use of the asset and adjust the carrying value of the asset accordingly. We did not recognize any impairment of intangibles for any of the periods presented herein.
Deferred Grant Income
In September 2020, we executed a definitive contract with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project under the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program. The definitive contract, which amended the letter contract we entered

into with the NIH in July 2020 (collectively, the NIH Contract), has a total value of up to $34.0 million upon the achievement of certain conditional milestones. Proceeds from the NIH Contract will be used primarily to expand production capacity and product throughput capabilities.
Accounting for the NIH Contract does not fall under ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, as the NIH will not benefit directly from our expansion or product development. As there is no authoritative guidance under U.S. GAAP on accounting for government assistance to for-profit business entities, we applied International Accounting Standards (IAS) 20, Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance, by analogy when accounting for the NIH Contract payments to Fluidigm.
The NIH Contract proceeds meet the definition of grants related to assets as the primary condition for the payments is to fund the purchase and construction of longer-term assets to scale up production capacity. Under IAS 20, government grants related to assets are presented in the statement of financial position either by setting up the grant as deferred income or by deducting the grant in arriving at the carrying amount of the asset. Either of these two methods of presentation of grants related to assets in financial statements are regarded as acceptable alternatives under IAS 20. We have elected to record the grants received as deferred income using the first method.
Under IAS 20, grant proceeds are recognized when there is reasonable assurance the conditions of the grant will be met and the grant will be received. With the NIH Contract, this occurs when either each milestone has been accepted by NIH or management concludes the conditions of the grant have been substantially met. We record the NIH Contract proceeds as deferred income. Proceeds used for capital expenditures will be amortized over the period of depreciation for the assets as a reduction of depreciation expense. Any portion of the proceeds used to reimburse research and development expense are recorded as a reduction of those expenses incurred to date.
Convertible Notes
In February 2014, we closed an underwritten public offering of $201.3 million aggregate principal amount of our 2.75% Senior Convertible Notes due 2034 (2014 Notes). In March 2018, we entered into separate privately negotiated transactions with certain holders of our 2014 Notes to exchange $150.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the 2014 Notes for our 2.75% Exchange Convertible Senior Notes due 2034 (2018 Notes). As the 2018 Notes were convertible, at our election, into cash, shares of our common stock, or a combination of cash and shares of our common stock, we accounted for the 2018 Notes under the cash conversion guidance in ASC 470, whereby the embedded conversion option in the 2018 Notes was separated and accounted for in equity. In the first quarter of 2019, the 2018 Notes were converted into 19.5 million shares of our common stock and the 2018 Notes were retired. We recorded a loss of $9.0 million on the retirement of the 2018 Notes. We determined the fair value of the 2018 Notes using valuation techniques that required us to make assumptions related to the implied discount rate. 
In November 2019, we closed a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of $55.0 million aggregate principal amount of our 5.25% Senior Convertible Notes due 2024 (2019 Notes). Most of the issuance proceeds were used to retire approximately $50.2 million of aggregate principal amount of our 2014 Notes, leaving approximately $1.1 million of aggregate principal amount of our 2014 Notes outstanding.
As the 2019 Notes do not provide for a cash conversion feature, the 2019 Notes are recorded as debt in their entirety in accordance with ASC 470. For the 2014, 2018 and 2019 Notes, offering-related costs, including underwriting costs, were capitalized as debt issuance costs, recorded as an offset to the carrying value of the related Notes, and are amortized over the expected term of the related Notes using the effective interest method.
See Note 8 for a detailed discussion of the accounting treatment of the transactions and additional information.
Comprehensive Loss
Comprehensive loss is comprised of net loss and other comprehensive income (loss). Other comprehensive income (loss) consists of unrealized gains and losses on our investments and foreign currency translation adjustments. Total comprehensive loss for all periods presented has been disclosed in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss.

The components of accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 are as follows (in thousands):
Foreign Currency Translation AdjustmentUnrealized Gain (Loss) on InvestmentsAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Ending balance at December 31, 2019$(618)$36 $(582)
Other comprehensive income (loss)(303) (303)
Ending balance at March 31, 2020$(921)$36 $(885)
Other comprehensive income (loss)109 (33)76 
Ending balance at June 30, 2020$(812)$3 $(809)
Other comprehensive income (loss)523 (3)520 
Ending balance at September 30, 2020$(289)$ $(289)

Immaterial amounts of unrealized gains and losses have been reclassified into the condensed consolidated statement of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019.
Net Loss per Share
Our basic and diluted net loss per share is calculated by dividing net loss by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding for the period. Restricted stock units, performance share units, and stock options to purchase our common stock are considered to be potentially dilutive common shares but have been excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per share as their effect is anti-dilutive for all periods presented.
The following potentially dilutive common shares were excluded from the computations of diluted net loss per share for the periods presented because including them would have been anti-dilutive (in thousands):
 Nine Months Ended September 30,
Stock options, restricted stock units and performance awards7,652 5,342 
2019 Convertible Notes18,966  
2019 Convertible Notes potential make-whole shares826  
2014 Convertible Notes19 916 
Total27,463 6,258 
Recent Accounting Changes and Accounting Pronouncements
Adoption of New Accounting Guidance
In August 2018, the U.S.-based Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-15-Intangibles-Goodwill and Other-Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40), which establishes new guidance on the accounting for costs incurred to implement a cloud computing arrangement that is considered a service arrangement. The new guidance requires the capitalization of such costs, aligning it with the accounting for costs associated with developing or obtaining internal-use software. The new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The adoption of the new guidance did not have a significant impact on our financial results.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment. The ASU eliminates the requirement for an entity to calculate the implied fair value of goodwill to measure a goodwill impairment charge. Instead, an entity performs its annual, or interim, goodwill impairment testing by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount and recording an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the fair value. The ASU is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment testing performed for our fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020. The adoption of the new guidance did not have a significant impact on our financial results.
The FASB issued two ASUs related to financial instruments – credit losses. The ASUs issued were: (1) in June 2016, ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, and (2) in November 2018, ASU 2018-19-Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses. ASU 2016-13 is intended to improve financial reporting by requiring more timely recording of credit losses on loans and other financial

instruments held by financial institutions and other organizations. ASU 2018-19 clarifies that receivables arising from operating leases are not within the scope of the credit losses standard, but rather, should be accounted for in accordance with the lease standard. These ASUs are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those years, with early adoption permitted. The modified retrospective method is required upon adoption. The adoption of the new guidance resulted in an adjustment of approximately $0.1 million to reduce the accumulated deficit component of stockholders’ equity and decrease current assets by the same amount in our condensed consolidated balance sheet.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06 Debt-Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging-Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity. The amendment to this ASU reduces the number of accounting models for convertible instruments and allows more contracts to qualify for equity classification, which is expected to result in more convertible instruments being accounted for as a single unit, rather than being bifurcated between debt and equity. The new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. We are currently evaluating the impact of adoption on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
In November 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12-Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. The amendments in this update improve consistent application of and simplify U.S. GAAP for Topic 740 by clarifying and amending existing guidance for, among other items, intra-period allocation, reporting tax law changes and losses in interim periods, state and local taxes not fully based on income and recognition of deferred tax liability related to certain transactions. There is also new guidance related to consolidated group reporting and tax impacts resulting from business combinations. The new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. We are currently evaluating the impact of adoption on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
3. Business Combination
On January 17, 2020, we completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of InstruNor AS, a privately held Norwegian company (InstruNor).
InstruNor is a provider of the only fully integrated sample preparation system for flow and mass cytometry. The acquisition of InstruNor supports our entry into the sample preparation market for cytometry analysis and expands our capabilities to include fully automated sample preparation for flow and mass cytometry. The value of this technology is reflected in the intangible asset for developed technology. The developed technology was valued using a discounted cash flow model for which the most sensitive assumption was revenue growth rate.
The purchase price of $7.2 million included approximately $5.2 million in cash and 485,451 shares of our common stock valued at the closing price on the effective date of $4.22.
A summary of the net cash flows is summarized below (in thousands):
January 17, 2020
Cash consideration paid to former equity holders$5,165 
Less: cash and cash equivalents acquired(11)
Acquisition of InstruNor, net of cash acquired$5,154 


The acquisition was accounted for in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. The assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recorded at their estimated fair values at the InstruNor acquisition date. Goodwill of $2.2 million was calculated as the purchase price less the fair value of the net assets acquired as follows (in thousands):
January 17, 2020
Purchase price:
Cash consideration paid on closing to former equity holders$5,165 
Non-cash consideration common shares 2,049 
Total purchase price$