College Park, MD — May 11, 2023

IonQ Announces First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

  • First Quarter Results of $4.3 Million in Revenue, Above High End of Range

  • Achieves 2023 Technical Milestone of 29 Algorithmic Qubits with IonQ Forte, AI Work Published

  • Completes Construction of IonQ Aria 2, Bringing Online Greater Capacity for Quantum Computing Customers

  • Increases 2023 Full Year Revenue Outlook to $18.8 Million to $19.2 Million

COLLEGE PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in the quantum computing industry, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.

“IonQ is off to a strong start this year – technically, operationally, and financially,” said Peter Chapman, President and CEO of IonQ. “Most importantly, we met our FY23 technical target of 29 algorithmic qubits (#AQ) seven months earlier than expected.” 

“We are also excited to announce that we hit this target using IonQ Forte, our newest world-class quantum system. IonQ Forte represents a 16x step up in power from our IonQ Aria system. With Forte already running select customer jobs, this milestone brings us yet closer to reaching quantum advantage.”

First Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • IonQ recognized revenue of $4.3 million for the first quarter, above the high end of the previously provided range, compared to $2.0 million in the prior year period. This reflects some activities for one of IonQ’s customer contracts taking place earlier than expected, shifting revenue dollars into the first quarter. 

  • IonQ achieved $4.1 million in new bookings for the first quarter.

  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $525.5 million as of March 31, 2023.

  • Net loss was $27.3 million and adjusted EBITDA loss was $15.9 million for the first quarter.* Exclusions from adjusted EBITDA include a non-cash loss of $3.6 million related to the change in the fair value of IonQ’s warrant liabilities.

*Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure defined under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” and is reconciled to net loss, its closest comparable GAAP measure, at the end of this release.

Commercial Highlights

Technical Highlights

  • IonQ achieved 29 #AQ on IonQ Forte, the Company’s latest world-class quantum system, reaching the Company’s most significant 2023 technical goal seven months ahead of the Company’s technical roadmap. This is a 16x increase in computational power, measured by useful computational space for running algorithms, compared to IonQ Aria with 25 #AQ.

  • IonQ completed construction of IonQ Aria 2, a second Aria-class quantum computer. This new machine will join IonQ Aria 1 on the public cloud this quarter.

  • IonQ published research results on modeling human cognition using quantum hardware in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Entropy. This is the first output of work IonQ initiated a year ago on quantum artificial intelligence, or quantum AI.

  • IonQ hired Pat Tang as Vice President of Research and Development. Pat brings over 23 years of technology experience, most recently as Vice President of Engineering at Amazon’s Lab126.

2023 Financial Outlook

  • For the second quarter of 2023, IonQ is expecting revenue of between $4.1 million and $4.5 million.

  • For the full year 2023, IonQ is increasing its revenue outlook range to $18.8 million to $19.2 million.

  • For the full year 2023, IonQ is reiterating its previously stated bookings range of $38 million to $42 million.

First Quarter 2023 Conference Call

IonQ will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time to review the Company’s financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023 and to provide a business update. The call will be accessible by telephone at 877-407-4018 (domestic) or 201-689-8471 (international). The call will also be available live via webcast on the Company’s website here, or directlyhere. A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after its conclusion at 844-512-2921 (domestic) or 412-317-6671 (international) with access code 13738049 and will be available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, May 25, 2023. An archive of the webcast will also be available here shortly after the call and will remain available for one year. 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement IonQ’s condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, IonQ uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not required by or presented in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that this measure provides investors an additional meaningful method to evaluate certain aspects of the Company’s results period over period. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss before interest income, net, interest expense, benefit from income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, stock-based compensation, change in fair value of assumed warrant liabilities, and other non-recurring non-operating income and expenses. IonQ uses Adjusted EBITDA to measure the operating performance of its business, excluding specifically identified items that it does not believe directly reflect its core operations and may not be indicative of recurring operations. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and IonQ’s non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. For IonQ’s investors to be better able to compare the Company’s current results with those of previous periods, IonQ shows a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures at the end of this release.

About IonQ

IonQ, Inc. is a leader in quantum computing, with a proven track record of innovation and deployment. IonQ’s current generation quantum computer, IonQ Forte, is the latest in a line of cutting-edge systems, boasting an industry-leading 29 algorithmic qubits. Along with record performance, IonQ has defined what it believes is the best path forward to scale.

IonQ is the only company with its quantum systems available through the cloud on Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as well as through direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Christopher Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of pioneering research. To learn more, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Some of the forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words. Statements that are not historical in nature, including the words “anticipate,” “expect,” “suggests,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimates,” “targets,” “projects,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “may,” “will,” “forecast” and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include those related to the Company’s ability to further develop and advance its quantum computers and achieve scale; our ability to reach quantum advantage; the potential benefits of quantum computing and IonQ’s collaborations, partnerships and customer contracts, including those with the government of the United Arab Emirates