Record Quarterly and First Half Revenue of $10 Million and $20 Million, Up 29% and 38% Year-Over-Year, Respectively
Quarterly Net Income Increases by $239,000 to $1.0 Million
CHANDLER, Ariz. — August 14, 2023 — VirTra, Inc. (Nasdaq: VTSI) (“VirTra”), a global provider of judgmental use of force training simulators, firearms training simulators for the law enforcement and military markets, reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023. The financial statements are available on VirTra’s website and here.
“Led by record-breaking revenue in the double-digit millions during the first two quarters of 2023, we have achieved the best bottom-line results in our 30-year history,” said Bob Ferris, chairman and co-CEO of VirTra. “This exceptional financial performance is a testament to the effectiveness of our internal process improvements and streamlined operations. To further solidify our market leadership and expand revenue streams, we continue to actively pursue additional product and content development initiatives to enhance VirTra’s already powerful training capabilities.”
John Givens, co-CEO of VirTra, added: “Our topline results reflect the transformation we have made in fulfillment efficiency, which serves as a key indicator of our scaling abilities and our long-term operational capabilities. We are now applying that same focus and tenacity by taking proactive measures to increase our bookings and maximize our market potential, both domestically and internationally. Our sales enhancement initiatives are already underway and coupled with our unwavering commitment to product quality and a customer-centric approach, we are advancing along our strategic roadmap while further optimizing our business operations to even greater profitability and efficiency in the years ahead.”
Total revenue increased 29% to $10.3 million from $8.0 million in the second quarter of 2022. The increase in revenue was driven by an improvement in operations which helped to move through backlog and ship orders at a record pace.
Gross profit increased 25% to $5.9 million from $4.7 million in the second quarter of 2022. Gross profit margin was 57%, a decrease compared to 59% in the second quarter of 2022. The decrease in gross margins resulted from one-time inventory adjustments made when we went live with our new ERP system, which had the effect of increasing the cost of sales in Q2 2023.
Net operating expense was $4.0 million, compared to $3.7 million in the second quarter of 2022. The increase in net operating expense was associated with salary and benefits increase and the Orlando office expenses.
Operating income increased by $0.9 million to $1.9 million from $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2022.
Net income was $1.0 million, or $0.09 per diluted share (based on 10.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), an improvement compared to net income of $0.8 million, or $0.07 per diluted share (based on 10.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), in the second quarter of 2022.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP metric, increased to $2.6 million from $1.3 million in the second quarter of 2022.
Total revenue increased 38% to $20.4 million from $14.8 million in the first six months of 2022. The increase in revenue was driven by improvements in operations, which helped the Company to move through the backlog and ship orders at a record pace.
Gross profit increased 53% to $12.9 million from $8.4 million in the first six months of 2022. Gross profit margin was 63%, an increase compared to 57% in the first half of 2022. The increase in gross profit margin was primarily due to the aforementioned increase in revenue while maintaining cost of sales in line with 2022 levels.
Net operating expense was $7.5 million, compared to $6.7 million in the first six months of 2022. The increase in net operating expense was primarily due to an increase in salaries and benefits due to additional staff and the expenses for the new Orlando office, as well as an increase in R&D spend.
Operating income jumped to $5.4 million, a $3.6 increase from $1.8 million in the prior year period.
Net income was $4.0 million, or $0.36 per diluted share (based on 10.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), an improvement compared to net income of $1.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share (based on 10.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), in the first half of 2022.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP metric, increased to $6.5 million from $2.3 million in the first six months of 2022.
“The strong first half results underscore the successful execution of our growth and profitability initiatives,” said CFO Alanna Boudreau. “Achieving a robust gross profit margin of 63%, we exemplify our dedication to maintaining cost of sales while effectively selling a favorable mix of simulators, accessories, and services. Our record net income of $4.0 million and adjusted EBITDA of $6.5 million demonstrate the leverage in our model and our ability to effectively manage expenses. As we progress into the second half of the year with a markedly lower backlog of $16.4 million, we’ve clearly proven our new and enhanced ability to promptly fulfill orders. Simultaneously, it presents a challenge that encourages us to continue operating efficiently as we proactively optimize our sales pipeline. These efforts, combined with the impressive first half performance, set us well on pace to exceed our targets for the year.”
VirTra’s management will hold a conference call today (August 14, 2023) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss these results. VirTra’s chairman and co-CEO, Bob Ferris, co-CEO John Givens and Chief Financial Officer Alanna Boudreau, will host the call, followed by a question-and-answer period.
U.S. dial-in number: 1-877-407-9208
International number: 1-201-493-6784
Conference ID: 13739497
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 Gateway Investor Relations at 949-574-3860.
A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through August 28, 2023.
Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay ID: 13739497
VirTra (Nasdaq: VTSI) is a global provider of judgmental use of force training simulators, firearms training 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.
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 income to Adjusted EBITDA is provided in the following tables:
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