First Quarter 2023 Revenue Grew 2.7% Year-over-Year to $18.8 million
RENO, Nev., May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp. (“Dragonfly Energy” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: DFLI), an industry leader in energy storage and producer of deep cycle lithium-ion storage batteries, today reported its financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2023 ended March 31, 2023.
First Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights
- Net Sales of $18.8 million increased 2.7% from $18.3 million in Q1 2022
- Gross Profit of $4.7 million decreased $0.8 million from $5.5 million in Q1 2022
- Operating expenses of $(14.6) million were higher compared to $(7.1) million in Q1 2022
- Net Income of $4.9 million, compared to a Net Loss of $(2.3) million in Q1 2022
- Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.10 compared to $(0.06) in Q1 2022
- EBITDA of $9.0 million, compared to $(1.4) million in Q1 2022
Operational and Business Highlights
- Announced the launch of Dragonfly IntelLigence™ providing reliable communication capabilities via unique mesh network, enabling accurate remote monitoring for entire lithium battery banks via the Dragonfly Energy Mobile App
- Announced partnership with Airstream, which will provide Battle Born batteries as standard equipment across multiple models
- Announced a Commercial Offtake Agreement with Ioneer Ltd., a Nevada-based lithium-boron producer, providing Dragonfly Energy with a future source of domestic supply of lithium carbonate
“We delivered a solid start to 2023, with healthy sales and record growth within the OEM segment, while effectively managing headwinds that challenged the wider industry,” said Denis Phares, CEO of Dragonfly Energy. “In addition to our healthy core business, we have a strong and growing patent portfolio ranging from innovative new products, like our IntelLigence™ line of battery packs, to groundbreaking new cell manufacturing and design technologies that we believe offer significant upside and long-term competitive advantages within the energy storage market. We are excited to execute on our plan for the next 18 months and we look forward to sharing our progress in the coming quarters.”
First Quarter 2023 Financial and Operating Results
First quarter 2023 Net Sales of $18.8 million increased 2.7% compared to the first quarter of 2022. This increase was primarily due to higher original equipment manufacturer (OEM) battery and accessory sales partially offset by lower direct to consumer (DTC) sales.
First quarter 2023 Gross Profit was $4.7 million, a decrease of $0.8 million compared to $5.5 million in the same period a year ago. The decrease in gross profit was primarily due to a change in revenue mix that included a larger percentage of lower margin OEM sales and a lower percentage of higher margin DTC sales.
First quarter 2023 Operating Expenses of $(14.6) million, an increase compared to $(7.1) million in the first quarter of 2022. The operating expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, included approximately $3.6 million in higher stock-based compensation expenses due to the granting of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) associated with year-end awards, as well as higher public company costs.
First quarter 2023 Net Income was $4.9 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to a Net Loss of $(2.3) million or $(0.06) per diluted share in the first quarter of 2022. Net Income in the first quarter of 2023 benefited from an increase in other income due to an $18.5 million change in the fair market value of the Company’s warrants.
First quarter 2023 EBITDA was $9.0 million, compared to EBITDA of $(1.4) million in the first quarter of 2022.
First quarter 2023 Adjusted EBITDA, excluding stock-based compensation, the change in fair market value of the warrants and one-time items, was $(5.0) million, compared to $(0.4) million in the first quarter of 2022.
The Company ended the first quarter of 2023 with $15.8 million in cash and $77.4 million in debt. Dragonfly Energy retains strong financial flexibility with access to a $150 million equity line of credit.
2Q 2023 Outlook
- Net Sales are expected to range between $18 – $22 million, as softer demand within the DTC segment is expected to be more than offset by growth within the OEM segment
- Gross Margin is expected to remain relatively flat on a sequential basis
- Operating Expenses are expected to be in a range of $10.5 – $13.5 million
- Other Income (Expense) is expected be an expense in the range of $(3.6) – $(4.0) million
- Net Losses are expected to be between $(9.5) – $(12.5) million for the quarter, or $(0.21) – $(0.27) per share based on 46.0 million shares outstanding
The Dragonfly Energy management team will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2023 financial results this afternoon, Monday, May 15, 2023, at 5:00 pm ET. The call can also be accessed live via telephone by dialing (888) 886-7786 or for international callers (416) 764-8658, and referencing Dragonfly Energy. Please log in to the webcast or dial in to the call at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the event. The live webcast of the conference will also be available at https://investors.dragonflyenergy.com/events-and-presentations/default.aspx on the Events and Presentations page on the Investor Relations section of Dragonfly’s website.
Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: DFLI) headquartered in Reno, Nevada, is a leading supplier of deep cycle lithium-ion batteries. Dragonfly Energy’s research and development initiatives are revolutionizing the energy storage industry through innovative technologies and manufacturing processes. Today, Dragonfly Energy’s non-toxic deep cycle lithium-ion batteries are displacing lead-acid batteries across a wide range of end-markets, including RVs, marine vessels, off-grid installations, and other storage applications. Dragonfly Energy is also focused on delivering an energy storage solution to enable a more sustainable and reliable smart grid through the future deployment of the Company’s proprietary and patented solid-state cell technology. To learn more, visit www.dragonflyenergy.com/investors.
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Sioban Hickie, ICR, Inc.