- Achieved successful deposition of cathode electrodes, and double-sided dry deposition of both anode and cathode electrodes, at scale, using the Company’s patented dry electrode battery manufacturing process
- Dragonfly Energy remains on track to achieve delivery of sample domestic battery cells, across a variety of lithium chemistries, to potential customers by year end
- Launched new all-electric APU, a comprehensive solution to the trucking industry that enables compliance with increasing anti-idling regulations while potentially saving billions of dollars in fuel costs, increasing uptime and payload, and reducing harmful emissions during idle periods
RENO, Nev., Nov. 13, 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2023.
Third Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights
- Net Sales were $15.9 million, compared to $26.1 million in Q3 2022
- Gross Profit was $4.6 million, compared to $7.0 million in Q3 2022
- Operating expenses were $(10.5) million, compared to $(10.4) million in Q3 2022
- Net Loss of $(10.0) million, compared to a Net Loss of $(3.7) million in Q3 2022
- Diluted Loss per share was $(0.17), compared to $(0.10) in Q3 2022
- Adjusted EBITDA was $(4.6) million, compared to $(2.7) million in Q3 2022
Operational and Business Highlights
- Announced entrance into heavy-duty trucking market, with new Battle Born All-Electric APU (auxiliary power unit), enabling reduced fuel costs, increased uptime and payload, and lower harmful emissions (link)
- Announced successful cathode electrode dry deposition, at scale, for American made lithium batteries (link)
- Announced successful manufacture of lithium battery cell using high-purity recycled battery materials (link)
- Announced expansion of business with new distributor and location in the Midwest (link)
- Announced new program win at nuCamp, continuing to gain share in the RV market (link)
- Announced U.S. Patent for innovative battery pack assembly design, enabling flexible custom installation solutions and increased energy density (link)
“We have achieved a number of important milestones since our last call, including new customer wins within the RV market and the launch of our new all-electric APU, furthering our expansion efforts into the heavy-duty and fleet trucking markets. On the technology front, we completed our domestic cell manufacturing pilot line and announced the successful production of both anode and cathode material at scale, putting us on track to deliver sample battery cells using our patented dry electrode manufacturing process to prospective customers, by year end,” said Denis Phares, Chief Executive Officer of Dragonfly Energy. “While recent financial results continue to experience near-term market headwinds, Dragonfly Energy is executing on our plan by continuing to expand our revenue opportunities in existing and adjacent markets, while bringing new products and new capabilities to market. We remain excited about what lies ahead and sharing more about our progress in the coming quarters.”
Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results
Third quarter 2023 Net Sales were $15.9 million, compared to $26.1 million in the third quarter of 2022. The year-over-year decline in revenue was due to lower OEM and DTC battery and accessory sales compared to the same quarter a year ago. OEM revenue declined by $8.3 million in the quarter. As discussed on our last earnings call, we were notified that due to weaker demand for its products, our largest OEM customer decided to switch from installing our storage solutions as a standard feature to an option on its products. As expected, this had a material adverse impact on our OEM sales in the third quarter of 2023. DTC revenue decreased by $1.9 million compared to the same quarter a year ago, as a result of decreased demand for our products due to ongoing macro-economic factors, such as higher interest rates and inflation.
Third quarter 2023 Gross Profit was $4.6 million, compared to $7.0 million in the third quarter of 2022. The decrease was primarily due to lower overall sales and unit volumes, offset by a positive change in revenue mix, with a greater percentage of higher margin DTC sales in the current year quarter.
Operating Expenses in the third quarter of 2023 were $(10.5) million, compared to $(10.4) million in the prior year quarter, as higher research and development costs were largely offset by decreased general, administrative, sales and marketing expenses.
Total Other Expenses were $(4.1) million, compared to $(1.2) million in the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to higher interest rate expenses related to the Company’s debt securities.
The Company had a Net Loss of $(10.0) million, or $(0.17) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2023, compared to a Net Loss of $(3.7) million or $(0.10) per diluted share in the prior year quarter. Net Income in the current quarter was impacted by lower sales, lower gross profit, and increased other expense.
Third quarter 2023 EBITDA was $(5.7) million, compared to EBITDA of $(3.1) million in the third quarter of 2022. Third quarter 2023 Adjusted EBITDA, excluding stock-based compensation, the change in the fair market value of the Company’s warrants, and other one-time expenses, was a negative $(4.6) million in the quarter, compared to $(2.7) million in the same quarter a year ago.
The Company ended the third quarter of 2023 with $13.2 million in cash. Dragonfly Energy retains strong financial flexibility with access to a largely undrawn $150 million equity line of credit.
Q4 2023 Outlook
The Company continues to face headwinds in its core markets, which are dominated by consumer discretionary spending. The RV industry, in particular, is undergoing more severe unit declines than previously expected, and while the Company continues to win share within the RV market, these unit declines continue to negatively impact growth over the near-term. Additionally, as previously discussed, our largest RV customer, in an effort to reduce costs, has changed our storage offering from a standard installation to a dealer option. While this customer is not moving to a different solution or competitor, we do expect this change in strategy to continue to have a material limiting effect on our revenue throughout the remainder of 2023 and potentially into 2024.
- Net Sales are expected to range between $10.0 – $14.0 million, negatively impacted by continued softer demand from the overall RV market
- Gross Margin is expected in the range of 21.0% – 26.0%
- Operating Expenses are expected to be in a range of $(9.0) – $(12.0) million
- Other Income (Expense) is expected be an expense in the range of $(3.5) – $(4.5) million
- Net Losses are expected to be between $(9.0) – $(14.5) million for the quarter, or $(0.15) – $(0.24) per share based on approximately 60.0 million shares outstanding
The Dragonfly Energy management team will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2023 financial results this afternoon, Monday, November 13, 2023, at 5:00 pm ET. The call can also be accessed live via telephone by dialing (206) 962-3782, toll-free in North America (888) 259-6580, or for international callers (416) 764-8624, 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.
An archive of the webcast will be available for a period of time shortly after the call on the Events and Presentations page on the Investor Relations section of Dragonfly Energy’s website, along with the earnings press release.
About Dragonfly Energy
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and statements regarding the Company’s intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s guidance for 2023 results of operations and financial position, planned products and services, business strategy and plans, market size and growth opportunities, competitive position and technological and market trends. Some of these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words, including “may,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “predict,” “plan,” “targets,” “projects,” “could,” “would,” “continue,” “forecast” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar expressions.
These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors (some of which are beyond the Company’s control) which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that may impact such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: headwinds in the Company’s core markets, including the RV market; the Company’s ability to successfully increase market penetration into target markets; the growth of the addressable markets that the Company intends to target; the Company’s ability to retain members of its senior management team and other key personnel; the Company’s ability to maintain relationships with key suppliers including suppliers in China; the Company’s ability to maintain relationships with key customers; the Company’s ability to access capital as and when needed under its $150 million ChEF Equity Facility; the Company’s ability to protect its patents and other intellectual property; the Company’s ability to successfully optimize solid state cells and to produce commercially viable solid state cells in a timely manner or at all, and to scale to mass production; the Company’s ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of its customer arrangements with THOR Industries and THOR Industries’ affiliated brands (including Keystone RV Company); the impact of the coronavirus disease pandemic, including any mutations or variants thereof and/or the Russian/Ukrainian conflict; the Company’s ability to generate revenue from future product sales and its ability to achieve and maintain profitability; and the Company’s ability to compete with other manufacturers in the industry and its ability to engage target customers and successfully convert these customers into meaningful orders in the future. These and other risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 and in the Company’s subsequent filings with the SEC available at www.sec.gov.
If any of these risks materialize or any of the Company’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company presently does not know or that it currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date they were made. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.
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