VirTra Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results
28% Revenue Growth for Full Year 2021; Ended the Year with Record Backlog of $23.1 Million
CHANDLER, Ariz. — August 2, 2022 — 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 fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022. The financial statements are available on VirTra’s website and here.
Fourth Quarter 2021 and Full Year 2021 Highlights:
- Bookings of $8.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and $32.9 million in full year 2021, representing growth of 53% and 44% from the prior year comparable periods, respectively
- Record backlog at December 31, 2021 of $23.1 million, 58% higher than December 31, 2020
- Purchased industrial building in Chandler, Arizona on August 25, 2021, for new VirTra headquarters to scale manufacturing capabilities and improve operational efficiencies
- Cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2021 totaled $19.7 million
Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Summary:
- Total revenue increased 32% to $8.6 million
- Gross profit was $2.8 million, or 33% of total revenue
- Net income was $13,000
- Adjusted EBITDA loss totaled $(220,000)
Full Year 2021 Financial Summary:
- Total revenue increased 28% to $24.4 million
- Gross profit was $11.4 million, or 47% of total revenue
- Net income was $2.5 million
- Adjusted EBITDA totaled $2.1 million
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Highlights:
“Our 2021 results demonstrate the strength of our business and growth opportunities we are executing upon as we generated record revenue and bookings of $24.4 million and $32.9 million, respectively, while ending the year with record backlog of $23.1 million,” said Bob Ferris, chairman and co-CEO of VirTra. “We continue to successfully compete in the law enforcement market and saw impressive international and military market revenue growth during 2021 as we delivered on contracts and COVID restrictions eased internationally. We expect continued healthy growth from these sectors and are particularly excited about the commercial market, which includes military opportunities through a prime contractor. Keep in mind our new co-CEO, John Givens, has significant military experience and relationships that we expect to greatly benefit VirTra shareholders as we execute on our growth plans.
“Gross margins in 2021 and the fourth quarter in particular, were negatively impacted by materials and labor cost inflation, product mix and a strategically important military contract with initial work done at a materially lower margin than our historical results. The revenue from this military contract was heavily weighted to the fourth quarter and the lower margin was justified as it funded new VirTra product capabilities needed for military training. Further, we expect this experience will position us to be highly competitive for future military opportunities with margins more akin to our historical results.
“Looking ahead, our sales pipeline remains robust with tailwinds from a return to normalized business practices globally, allowing us to get more active with business development activities such as exhibiting at tradeshows and expanding demos for prospective customers. Additionally, our move-in to our new headquarters in Chandler, Arizona is progressing well and expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The operational efficiencies from this move, our industry-leading capabilities, and a strong balance sheet position us well to successfully compete in our targeted law enforcement and military growth markets in the years to come.
“While we are disappointed in the length of time it took to file our audited financial results for 2021, we are committed to getting our financial filings up to date this month as our ERP system is sufficiently integrated and we are operating with a more efficient process in tandem with our new independent auditors. Going forward, we expect to report our financial results in-line with our traditional cadence.”
Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Total revenue increased 32% to $8.6 million from $6.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The increase in revenue was the result of increases in sales of simulators, STEP (Subscription Training and Equipment Partnership) subscriptions, accessories, curriculum and training sales, and recurring extended warranty revenue.
Gross profit was $2.8 million, compared to $4.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Gross profit margin, defined as total revenue less cost of sales, was 32.7%, which was lower than the 72.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020. The decrease in gross profit was primarily due to a specific military contract with a lower margin profile, differences in the quantity and type of simulator systems, type of accessories and variety of services sold, combined with an increase in cost of sales.
Net operating expense was $3.0 million, compared to $3.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The decrease in net operating expenses was due to a $434,000 impairment charge and $327,000 in bad debt expense in the fourth quarter of 2020, partially offset by increased depreciation associated with the new Chandler, Arizona headquarters and related moving expenses to the new office.
Operating loss totaled $196,000, compared to $1.3 million in operating income the fourth quarter of 2020.
Net income totaled $13,000, or $0.00 per diluted share (based on 10.0 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), compared to net income of $1.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share (based on 7.8 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP metric, totaled $(220,000), compared to $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Full Year 2021 Financial Results
Total revenue increased 28% to $24.4 million from $19.1 million in 2020. The increase in revenue was due to an increase in the number of simulators and accessories completed, delivered and revenue recognized compared to the same period in 2020.
Gross profit was $11.4 million, compared to $11.9 million in 2020. Gross profit margin, defined as total revenue less cost of sales, was 46.7%, compared to 62.3% for the fiscal year of 2020. The decrease in gross profit margin was primarily due to a specific military project with a lower margin profile, differences in the quantity and type of simulator systems, type of accessories and variety of services sold, combined with an increase in cost of sales.
Net operating expense was $10.0 million, compared to $10.7 million for the fiscal year of 2020. The decrease was, primarily due to a $346,000 allowance for bad debt on accounts and note receivable and a one-time $840,000 impairment charge both incurred in 2020.
Operating income was $1.5 million, compared to $1.2 million in 2020.
Net income totaled $2.5 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted share (based on 10.0 million weighted average basic shares and 10.1 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), compared to net income of $1.5 million, or $0.19 per basic and diluted share (based on 7.8 million weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding) in 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP metric, totaled $2.1 million, compared to $2.8 million in 2020.
Upcoming Earnings Release Timing
VirTra expects to release its first quarter 2022 results ended March 31, 2022 on August 11, 2022 after market close. The Company also expects to release its second quarter 2022 results ended June 30, 2022 on August 19, 2022 before market open. VirTra plans to host a conference call August 19, 2022 to discuss its first quarter 2022 and second quarter 2022 results. The Company expects these announcements and associated filings to meet the requirements for continued listing of its common stock on Nasdaq.
VirTra’s management will hold a conference call today (August 2, 2022,) 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 chief accounting officer, Marsha Foxx, 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: 13731787
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization.
The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and is available for replay here.
A replay of the call will be available through Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
U.S. replay dial-in: 1-844-512-2921
International replay dial-in: 1-412-317-6671
Replay ID: 13731787
About VirTra, Inc.
VirTra (NASDAQ: VTSI) is a global provider of judgmental use of force training simulators and 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.
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 tables:
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