TEMPE, Ariz. — August 13, 2019 — VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI) (“VirTra”), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, reported results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2019. The unaudited financial statements and notes thereto are available on VirTra’s website and here.
Second Quarter 2019 and Recent Highlights:
- Received two new orders for driving simulators from the Department of State for Pakistan in support of U.S. Foreign Assistance programs, with a total contract value of approximately $782,000
- Expanded simulator deployments across Southern California with recent contract wins and installations in four separate departments for a cumulative value of nearly $780,000
- Received a follow-on order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) valued at approximately $630,000 for annual service agreements
- Engaged JL O’Connell & Associates, a highly regarded business development consultancy, to expand VirTra’s sales and marketing efforts in the military market
Second Quarter and Six Month 2019 Financial Highlights:
|All figures in millions, except per share data||Q2 2019||Q2 2018||% Δ||YTD 2019||YTD 2018||% Δ|
|Net (Loss)/ Income||($0.63)||$2.11||N/A||($0.95)||$2.03||N/A|
|Diluted Earnings per Share (EPS)||($0.08)||$0.26||N/A||($0.12)||$0.25||N/A|
“In the second quarter of 2019, we continued implementing new business expansion initiatives, which will take time to mature, but which we believe will increase our competitive advantage, expand and diversify our revenue base, and ultimately, create a more stable and robust business,” said Bob Ferris, Chairman and CEO of VirTra. “While our financial results for the second quarter were lighter than we would have liked, we made significant progress against our strategic, long-term growth plan.
“Due to our traditional hardware sales model and the way in which revenue is recognized, our business has historically experienced fluctuations from quarter-to-quarter. From a financial perspective, the second quarter was an extreme example of these quarterly oscillations. Our year-over-year results were exacerbated by a tough comparison from the second quarter of 2018, in which we recognized a $4.2 million order for simulators and accessories from one of our federal customers. This was further exacerbated by several installation postponements from multiple customers in Q2 2019. However, the good news is our new sales are robust as evidenced by our record backlog of approximately $10.1 million.
“Nevertheless, we made substantial operational progress this past quarter generating new business, increasing our sales pipeline, and pursuing our strategic initiatives. We expanded our presence in Southern California and recently received two new orders from the Department of State for driving simulators. We’ve also made progress building our recurring revenue base by securing multiple STEP contracts. We hired an experienced consultant to help propel our sales and marketing efforts in the massive military market. In addition, we’ve strengthened VirTra’s brand by expanding our relationships with strategic partners, performing a record number of product demonstrations for potential customers, and exhibiting at a variety of trade shows.
“Ultimately, we remain encouraged by the operational success we’ve experienced in the first half of the year and are confident that the strategic initiatives we’ve implemented will have positive, material impacts on our business over the long-run. We’re excited about what the future holds for VirTra as we work diligently to scale these new programs, improve the quality of training worldwide, and grow our business over the next several quarters and years.”
Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Total revenue was $3.1 million compared to $8.7 million in the second quarter of 2018. The decrease in total revenue was due to a reduction in the number of simulators and accessories delivered compared to the same period in 2018.
Gross profit was $1.5 million (49.6% of total revenue) compared to $5.7 million (66.0% of total revenue) in the second quarter of 2018. The decrease in gross profit was primarily due to differences in the product mix and the quantity of systems, accessories, and services sold.
Net operating expense was $2.4 million compared to $2.8 million in the second quarter of 2018. The decrease in net operating expense was due to reduced selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”), costs for labor, benefits, professional services, and public company expense compared to the second quarter of 2018.
Loss from operations was $883,000 compared to income from operations of $3.0 million in the second quarter of 2018.
Net loss totaled $634,000, or $(0.08) per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.1 million, or $0.26 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2018.
Adjusted EBITDA loss, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $604,000 compared to positive adjusted EBITDA of $3.2 million in the same period a year-ago.
As of June 30, 2019, cash and cash equivalents and certificates of deposit totaled $3.3 million compared to $4.6 million at the end of the prior quarter and working capital was $4.8 million.
Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2019
Total revenue was $6.1 million compared to $12.0 million in the first six months of 2018. The decrease in total revenue was due to a reduction in the number of simulators and accessories delivered compared to the same period in 2018.
Gross profit was $3.3 million (54.3% of total revenue) compared to $8.0 million (66.7% of total revenue) in the first six months of 2018. The decrease in gross profit was primarily due to differences in the product mix and the quantity of systems, accessories, and services sold.
Net operating expense was $4.7 million compared to $5.2 million in the first six months of 2018. The decrease in net operating expense was due to reduced SG&A, costs for labor, benefits, professional services, and public company expense compared to the same period in 2018.
Loss from operations was $1.3 million compared to income from operations of $2.8 million in the first six months of 2018.
Net loss totaled $947,000, or $(0.12) per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share in the comparable period a year ago.
Adjusted EBITDA loss was $883,000 compared to positive adjusted EBITDA of $3.1 million in the first six months of 2018.
Deferred revenue totaled $3.9 million as of June 30, 2019, compared to $2.9 million as of June 30, 2018. The current portion of deferred revenue was $2.7 million as of June 30, 2019, compared to $1.9 million as of June 30, 2018. The increase in deferred revenue was primarily due to customer deposits received on new orders, new service agreements, and new STEP agreements received.
VirTra management will hold a conference call today (August 13, 2019) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss these results. VirTra’s Chairman and CEO, Bob Ferris, and CFO, Judy Henry, will host the call, followed by a question and answer period.
U.S. dial-in number: 888-428-7458
International number: 862-298-0702
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact VirTra’s IR team at 949-574-3860.
A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through August 27, 2019.
Toll-free replay number: 877-481-4010
International replay number: 919-882-2331
Replay ID: 52547
VirTra (NASDAQ: VTSI) is a global provider of judgmental use of force training simulators, firearms training simulators and driving simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets. The company’s patented technologies, software, and scenarios provide intense training for de-escalation, judgmental use-of-force, marksmanship and related training that mimics real-world situations. VirTra’s mission is to save and improve lives worldwide through practical and highly-effective virtual reality and simulator technology. Learn more about the company at www.VirTra.com.
About the Presentation of Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and before other non-operating costs and income (“Adjusted EBITDA”) is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA also includes non-cash stock option expense and other than temporary impairment loss on investments. Other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently. VirTra calculates its Adjusted EBITDA to eliminate the impact of certain items it does not consider to be indicative of its performance and its ongoing operations. Adjusted EBITDA is presented herein because management believes the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to VirTra’s investors regarding VirTra’s financial condition and results of operations and because Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in VirTra’s industry, several of which present a form of Adjusted EBITDA when reporting their results. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of VirTra’s results as reported under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative for net income, cash flows from operating activities and other consolidated income or cash flows statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP or as a measure of profitability or liquidity. A reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA is provided in the following table:
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