College Park, MD — August 10, 2023

IonQ Announces Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

  • Second Quarter Results of $5.5 Million in Revenue, Above High End of Range
  • 2023 Full Year Revenue Outlook Increased to $18.9 Million to $19.3 Million
  • Second Quarter Bookings of $28.0 Million Bring Bookings to $32.2 Million for the First Half
  • 2023 Full Year Bookings Outlook Increased to $49 Million to $56 Million
  • Established Company’s First Quantum Data Center in Europe with QuantumBasel, which is expected to be Powered by Future #AQ 35 and #AQ 64 Systems

COLLEGE PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in the quantum computing industry, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.

"This was another landmark quarter for IonQ, most notably with a record-setting $28 million in bookings, bringing the total to over $32 million in the first half," said Peter Chapman, President and CEO of IonQ. "We are now well on our way to our revised, higher bookings expectations of $49 million to $56 million for the year. We are also within striking range of our goal of $100 million in cumulative bookings within the first three years of IonQ’s commercialization, starting in 2021."

"Our impressive second quarter results come on the heels of us achieving our 2023 technical target of 29 algorithmic qubits (#AQ) seven months early. As our path to #AQ 64 and quantum advantage comes into clearer focus, we have seen both public and private institutions investing not just in our current Forte platform, but in IonQ’s technical roadmap. Our track record of success is beginning to speak for itself in the public markets, and we are relentlessly focused on bringing broad quantum advantage to all our customers."

Second Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • IonQ recognized revenue of $5.5 million for the second quarter, which is above the high end of the previously provided range, and represents 111% growth compared to $2.6 million in the prior year period. This reflects some progress for one of IonQ’s customer contracts taking place earlier than expected, shifting revenue into the second quarter.

  • IonQ achieved $28.0 million in new bookings for the second quarter, and $32.2 million year-to-date.

  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $509.2 million as of June 30, 2023.

  • Net loss was $43.7 million and Adjusted EBITDA loss was $19.4 million for the second quarter.* Exclusions from Adjusted EBITDA include a non-cash loss of $15.5 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 published a manuscript with Oak Ridge National Laboratory on modeling the molecular structure of the benzene molecule, commonly used as an industrial solvent and as a benchmark to evaluate quantum chemistry algorithms. IonQ believes this represents the most accurate benzene model run on a quantum computer to date. 

  • IonQ intends to achieve an #AQ 64 system by the end of 2025. The company believes that with that #AQ milestone, its systms will deliver quantum advantage for certain use cases and classical computers will no longer be able to fully simulate an IonQ system.

  • IonQ expects to share a more detailed technical roadmap and upcoming product specifications at Quantum World Congress on September 27th, which will be live-streamed for all who are interested in learning more about accessing IonQ’s upcoming systems.

2023 Financial Outlook

  • For the full year 2023, IonQ is increasing its revenue outlook range to $18.9 million to $19.3 million.

  • For the third quarter of 2023, IonQ is expecting revenue of between $4.8 million and $5.2 million.

  • For the full year 2023, IonQ is increasing its bookings expectation range again to between $49 million to $56 million, projecting more than 100% growth in bookings year-over-year at the midpoint.

  • Seeing increased demand for its systems, IonQ hopes to sell a number of systems over the next 18 months, in various configurations based on customer needs. The Company’s guidance for this year is a probability weighted average of its pipeline, which already accounts for the 2023 portion of these potential sales.

Second 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 June 30, 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 directly here. 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 13739464  and will be available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, August 24, 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 Dr. Christopher Monroe and Dr. 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; the Company’s ability to reach #AQ 35 and/or #AQ 64 and quantum advantage; the potential benefits of quantum computing and IonQ’s collaborations, partnerships and customer contracts, including those with QuantumBasel and the government of South Korea; IonQ’s market opportunity, anticipated growth, and future financial performance, including management’s financial outlook for the third quarter and full year 2023; continued customer demand for IonQ’s products; and the ability of quantum computing to improve decision-making models and artificial intelligence. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: market adoption of quantum computing solutions and the Company’s products, services and solutions; the ability of the Company to