TEMPE, Ariz. — August 13, 2018 — 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 ended June 30, 2018. The financial statements are available on VirTra’s website and here.
Second Quarter 2018 Operational and Financial Highlights:
Second Quarter and Six Month 2018 Financial Highlights:
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“In the second quarter of 2018 we saw the hard work of the prior quarters come to fruition as we achieved several important financial milestones, including record total revenue and adjusted EBITDA, while maintaining solid gross margins,” said Bob Ferris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VirTra. “To us, these figures validate the decisions we recently made to expand our staff and shift additional responsibilities of our production in-house. Our success in Q2 demonstrates that we are capable of both procuring and delivering larger volumes of orders, which we hope to continue in the coming years.
“We remain optimistic about the remainder of 2018 thanks to a strong first half of the year and opportunity pipeline but believe it is critical to bear in mind that our long sales cycle, as well as the timing of large contracts, necessitate evaluation of our results on a year-over-year rather than a quarter-by-quarter basis. This is because much of the revenue we recognized in one quarter is primarily a direct result of our work in prior quarters. That being said, we look forward to capitalizing on the momentum created by this quarter’s strong results. When combined with our recent up-listing to NASDAQ and inclusion in the Russell Microcap Index, we believe we are in an even stronger position today to continue expanding our business, with the ultimate goal of delivering lasting shareholder value over the long run.”
Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Total revenue increased 66% to $8.7 million from $5.3 million in the second quarter of 2017. The increase in total revenue was due to higher sales of VirTra’s simulators, accessories, warranties and other services.
Gross profit increased 53% to $5.7 million (65.9% of total revenue) from $3.8 million (71.4% of total revenue) in the second quarter of 2017. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to the increase in total revenue.
Net operating expense increased 31% to $2.8 million from $2.1 million in the second quarter of 2017. The increase in net operating expense was due to investments in sales and marketing personnel as well as higher non-recurring professional services fees related to VirTra’s qualification and completion of its NASDAQ exchange listing in March 2018.
Income from operations increased 82% to $3.0 million from $1.6 million in the second quarter of 2017.
Net income totaled $2.1 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, an improvement from $1.6 million, or $0.20 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017. VirTra recognized an income tax expense of $865,000 in the second quarter of 2018 compared to none in the same period a year-ago as a result of a change in management’s assessment and reporting of deferred taxes.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, increased 81% to $3.2 million from $1.8 million in the second quarter of 2017.
As of June 30, 2018, cash and cash equivalents increased 9% to $4.9 million from $4.5 million at the end of the prior quarter.
Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
Total revenue increased 26% to $11.9 million from $9.5 million in the first six months of 2017. The increase in total revenue was due to higher sales of VirTra’s simulators, accessories, warranties and other services.
Gross profit increased 29% to $8.0 million (66.6% of total revenue) from $6.2 million (65.3% of total revenue) in the first six months of 2017. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to the increase in total revenue.
Net operating expense increased 26% to $5.2 million from $4.1 million in the first six months of 2017. The increase in net operating expense was due to investments in sales and marketing personnel as well as higher non-recurring professional services fees related to VirTra’s qualification and completion of its NASDAQ exchange listing in March 2018.
Income from operations increased 34% to $2.8 million from $2.1 million in the first six months of 2017.
Net income totaled $2.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $2.0 million, or $0.24 per diluted share in the comparable period a year ago.
Adjusted EBITDA increased 32% to $3.1 million from $2.4 million in the first six months of 2017.
VirTra management will hold a conference call today (August 13, 2018) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. local 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: 877-407-8031
International number: 201-689-8031
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 Liolios at 949-574-3860.
The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of VirTra’s website.
A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through August 27, 2018.
Toll-free replay number: 877-481-4010
International replay number: 919-882-2331
Replay ID: 36073
VirTra (NASDAQ: VTSI) is a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets. VirTra’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 realistic 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 income to Adjusted EBITDA is provided in the following table:
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