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TEMPE, Ariz., March 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI) (“VirTra”), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. The financial statements are available on VirTra’s website and here.
Fourth Quarter 2018 and Recent Highlights:
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Highlights:
|All figures in millions, except per share data||Q4 2018||Q4 2017||% Δ||FY 2018||FY 2017||% Δ|
|Total Revenue||$ 2.5||$2.4||7 %||$ 18.1||$16.5||9 %|
|Gross Profit||$ 1.0||$0.9||2 %||$ 11.0||$10.2||8 %|
|Gross Margin||37.8 %||39.5%||-5%||61.1 %||61.9%||-1%|
|Net Income (Loss)||($1.1)||$0.5||-325%||$ 0.8||$3.3||-75%|
|Diluted EPS||($0.13)||$0.06||-317%||$ 0.10||$0.39||-74%|
“2018 was a milestone year as it marked the 25th anniversary as a company and was one of our most successful years ever,” said Bob Ferris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VirTra. “Our progress operationally produced solid financial results, highlighted by 9% revenue growth to a record $18.1 million and an 8% increase in adjusted EBITDA, reflecting the leverage in our business model.
“We also achieved several operational milestones throughout the year, which included deploying simulators to three of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country, securing new contracts with the Department of State, as well as launching new products and services such as the internationally accredited curriculum, V-VICTA. From a capital allocation standpoint, thanks to our consistent positive cash flows and solid balance sheet, we acted opportunistically on our share repurchase program, acquiring $643,000 of our common stock in the open market since mid-November.
“Looking ahead, the decisions we made during 2018 placed us in an even stronger position for 2019 as we work to bolster our product suite, push more into the military market, and increase our recurring revenue with the STEP program. We’ve already made measurable progress in each of these areas, and we are optimistic that the changes we are implementing will have several positive effects for VirTra and our shareholders in 2019 and the years ahead.”
Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Total revenue increased 7% to $2.5 million from $2.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase in total revenue was due to higher sales of simulators, accessories, and scenarios.
Gross profit increased 2% to $957,000 (37.8% of total revenue) from $940,000 (39.5% of total revenue) in the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to differences in the type and quantity of systems and accessories sold.
Net operating expense increased 14% to $2.8 million from $2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase in net operating expense was due to increases in accounting, legal, consultant and bad debt expenses.
Loss from operations was $1.9 million compared to a loss of $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Net loss totaled $1.1 million or $(0.13) per diluted share, compared to net income of $470,000 or $0.06 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2017.
At December 31, 2018, backlog totaled approximately $6.8 million. Cash and cash equivalents and certificates of deposit totaled $6.0 million at quarter end.
Full Year 2018 Financial Results
Total revenue increased 9% to a record $18.1 million from $16.5 million in 2017. The increase in total revenue was driven by higher sales of simulators, accessories, licensing fees, warranties and other services.
Gross profit increased 8% to $11.0 million (61.1% of total revenue) from $10.2 million (61.9% of total revenue) in the 2017. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to differences in the type and quantity of systems and accessories sold.
Net operating expense increased 13% to $10.0 million from $8.9 million in 2017. The increase in net operating expense was due to increases in general and administrative and research and development expenses.
Additionally, the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 included an impairment loss on investment in That’s Eatertainment Corp., formerly known as, Modern Round Entertainment Corp., a related party, recorded as operating expense. The year-over-year increase in professional services included non-recurring legal and public company expense directly related to the Company’s qualification and Securities and Exchange Commission registration and Nasdaq listing in March 2018.
Income from operations was $1.0 million compared to $1.3 million in 2017.
Net income totaled $0.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $3.3 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the comparable period a year ago. The decrease in net income was primarily due to a $2.5 million tax benefit recorded in 2017 compared to a $310,000 income tax expense in 2018.
Adjusted EBITDA increased 8% to $1.9 million from $1.8 million in 2017.
VirTra management will hold a conference call today (March 28, 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: 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 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 April 11, 2019.
Toll-free replay number: 877-481-4010
International replay number: 919-882-2331
Replay ID: 45322
VirTra (NASDAQ: VTSI) is a global provider of 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 table:
|December 31,||December 31,||Increase||%|
|Depreciation and amortization||291,855||270,881||20,973||8||%|
|Non-cash stock option expense||7,124||167,475||(160,351||)||-96||%|
|Impairment loss on That's|
|Eatertainment (f/k/a MREC)||254,933||613,241||(358,309||)||-58||%|
|Unrealized loss reserve-note receivable||266,813||-||266,813||-100||%|
|Provision for income taxes||309,998||(2,505,292||)||2,815,290||-112||%|
The information in this discussion contains forward-looking statements and information 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, which are subject to the “safe harbor” created by those sections. The words “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in our forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements that we make. The forward-looking statements are applicable only as of the date on which they are made, and we do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this document are made based on our current expectations, forecasts, estimates and assumptions, and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results or events to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors, uncertainties and risks that could affect our future results or operations. These factors, uncertainties and risks may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement set forth in the reports we file with or furnish to the SEC. You should carefully consider these risk and uncertainties described and other information contained in the reports we file with or furnish to the Securities and Exchange Commission before making any investment decision with respect to our securities. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
|December 31, 2018||December 31, 2017|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||2,500,381||$||5,080,445|
|Certificates of deposit||3,490,000||-|
|Accounts receivable, net||1,302,010||1,478,135|
|Notes receivable, net||388,420||-|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||377,520||586,439|
|Total current assets||10,380,871||10,087,504|
|Property and equipment, net||678,245||677,273|
|Security deposits, long-term||339,756||-|
|Other assets, long-term||292,298||-|
|Deferred tax asset, net||2,400,000||2,710,182|
|Investment in That's Eatertainment (f/k/a MREC)||1,120,000||1,374,933|
|Total long-term assets||4,837,142||4,762,388|
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
|Accrued compensation and related costs||613,691||593,491|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||632,606||243,573|
|Note payable, current||11,250||11,250|
|Deferred revenue, short-term||1,924,307||2,992,912|
|Total current liabilities||3,611,803||4,377,021|
|Deferred revenue, long-term||962,356||-|
|Deferred rent liability||46,523||75,444|
|Note payable, long-term||-||11,250|
|Total long-term liabilities||1,008,879||86,694|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock $0.0001 par value; 2,500,000 authorized; no shares issued|
|Common stock $0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 7,827,651 shares|
|issued and 7,816,944 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and 7,927,774||783||793|
|issued and 7,904,307 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2017.|
|Class A common stock $0.0001 par value; 2,500,000 shares authorized; no shares|
|issued or outstanding||-||-|
|Class B common stock $0.0001 par value; 7,500,000 shares authorized; no shares|
|issued or outstanding||-||-|
|Treasury stock at cost; 10,707 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and||(37,308||)||(112,109||)|
|23,467 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2017.|
|Additional paid-in capital||14,272,834||14,954,563|
|Total stockholders' equity||10,597,331||10,386,177|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||$||15,218,013||$||14,849,892|
|See accompanying notes to financial statements.|
|STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|Three Months Ended||For Years Ended December 31,|
|December 31, 2018||December 31, 2017||2018||2017|
|Cost of sales||1,577,380||1,437,084||7,030,286||6,290,879|
|General and administrative||2,473,822||2,126,310||8,691,957||7,641,765|
|Research and development||361,074||353,110||1,357,982||1,285,064|
|Net operating expense||2,834,896||2,479,420||10,049,939||8,926,829|
|Income/(loss) from operations||(1,878,030||)||(1,539,577||)||999,901||1,306,517|
|OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)|
|Impairment loss on TEC (f/k/a MREC)||-||(613,241||)||-||(613,241||)|
|Net other income/(expense)||46,224||(597,824||)||128,189||(549,527||)|
|Income/(loss) before income taxes||(1,831,806||)||(2,137,401||)||1,128,090||756,990|
|Income tax expense/(benefit)||(771,749||)||(2,607,577||)||309,998||(2,505,292||)|
|Earnings per common share|
|Weighted average shares outstanding|
|See accompanying notes to financial statements.|
|STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
For Years Ended December 31,
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash|
|provided by operating activities|
|Impairment in That's Eatertainment (f/k/a MREC)||254,933||613,241|
|Compensation associated with stock option repurchase||-||160,050|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts and notes receivable||(219,138||)||1,766,716|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||208,920||(336,372||)|
|Accounts payable and other accrued expenses||303,387||92,930|
|Deferred revenue and deferred rent||(135,170||)||880,325|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||1,828,075||2,652,101|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchase of certificates of deposit||(3,960,000||)||-|
|Redemption of certificates of deposit||470,000||-|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(292,827||)||(133,831||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(3,782,827||)||(133,831||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Repayment of debt||(11,250||)||(11,250||)|
|Purchase of treasury stock||(381,937||)||(112,109||)|
|Repurchase of stock options||(242,625||)||(244,550||)|
|Repurchase of stock warrants||-||(773,495||)|
|Common stock issued for options exercise
|Net cash used in financing activities||(625,312||)||(1,141,404||)|
|Net increase/(decrease) in cash||(2,580,064||)||1,376,866|
|Cash, beginning of period||5,080,445||3,703,579|
|Cash, end of period||$||2,500,381||$||5,080,445|
|Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:|
|Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:|
|Conversion of accounts to notes receivable||$||693,044||$||-|
|Investment in That's Eatertainment (f/k/a MREC)||$||-||$||1,516,246|
|See accompanying notes to financial statements.|