Second Half Growth in Hardware and Software to Drive Positive Adjusted EBITDA
SAN DIEGO, CA – May 8, 2023 – Genasys Inc. (NASDAQ: GNSS), the global leader in critical communications systems and solutions that help keep people safe, today announced financial results for the Company’s fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2023.
Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of Genasys, Inc., commented, “As expected, financial results for the March quarter were similar to our fiscal first quarter, with slight sequential improvement in revenues and adjusted EBITDA. Based on our pipeline and bookings, we expect to see growth resume and accelerate in the second half of this fiscal year. Steady growth in our Software revenue should be augmented by improved Hardware bookings and revenue, particularly from international customers.”
Mr. Danforth continued, “Through our continuing SaaS business investment, we are bringing to market a unified communications platform, “Genasys Protect™”, that includes the integration of incident management, evacuation and response planning, and omnichannel notification. Genasys Protect addresses a much larger scope of multi-hazard enterprise and public safety crises, with a complete and unified architecture. We anticipate that this unified product combined with the rollout of new Genasys Protect sales and marketing initiatives this summer will further accelerate software revenue growth next fiscal year.”
Fiscal 2Q 2023 Financial Highlights
- Revenue of $11.2 million, versus $13.2 million in 2Q 2022
- GAAP operating loss of ($3.4) million, versus, ($0.5) million in 2Q 2022
- Adjusted EBITDA loss of ($2.3) million, versus profit of $0.9 million in 2Q 2022
- GAAP net loss per share of ($0.09) versus ($0.01) in 2Q 2022
- $12.5 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, and no debt
- Expanded relationship with San Diego County to include new multi-year Zonehaven contract, completing the full Genasys Protect platform. San Diego County joins Riverside County, Marin County, Alameda County, and other jurisdictions in full Genasys Protect platform adoption.
- Announced an Integrated Mass Notification System (IMNS) with a large outdoor tourist destination.
- Awarded multi-year contract to provide critical notifications to Aramco, one the world’s largest Industrial companies.
- Assisted first responders to protect California residents through planning and evacuation management during multiple atmospheric river events that impacted more than 17 million residents resulting in state of emergency declarations in 21 counties in California.
Although Software revenue is tracking in line with internal expectations, due to delays in booking international Hardware orders, Genasys now expects Fiscal 2023 to be down slightly from Fiscal 2022. Fiscal third quarter revenue is now expected to be similar to the prior year quarter. Positive adjusted EBITDA is expected in the second half of fiscal 2023 though full year Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be negative, reflecting the $5 million in incremental costs to support SaaS business growth discussed at the beginning of the fiscal year.
Fiscal 2Q 2023 Financial Summary
Fiscal Second quarter revenue was $11.2 million, a decrease of 14.8% from $13.2 million in the prior year’s quarter. Software revenue increased 26.7% and hardware revenue decreased 17.1%, compared with the fiscal 2022 second quarter.
Gross profit margin was 43.9%, compared with 54.5% in the second quarter of fiscal 2022. As was the case in the first fiscal quarter, margins were negatively impacted by relatively higher component costs incurred to fulfill orders that were booked and priced prior to notification of higher supplier pricing.
Operating expenses were $8.3 million, compared with $7.7 million in the same period a year ago. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased 4.2% from $5.8 million in the prior year to $6.1 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2023. Research and development expenses increased 20.5% year-over-year from the addition of 5% more engineers over the prior year to increase the features and functionality of our software offerings.
GAAP net loss in the quarter was $3.4 million, or ($0.09) per share, compared with a GAAP net loss of $0.5 million, or ($0.01) per share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2022. The increase in net loss was primarily due to the increased operating expenses resulting from additional engineering, sales and marketing employees, and the higher cost of components.
Adjusted EBITDA was ($2.3) million for the second quarter of fiscal 2023, compared with $0.9 million for the prior fiscal year period.
Fiscal First Half 2023 Financial Summary
Revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2023 was $21.7 million, compared with $23.8 million in the same period last year.
Gross profit margin was 45.0%, compared with 52.3% in the first six months of fiscal 2022. The decrease in gross profit margin was due mainly to the higher cost of components against orders that were booked prior to inflationary component cost increases being realized, and lower sales volume.
Operating expenses were $16.7 million, compared with $14.6 million in the same period a year ago. The increase was largely due to a 13.0% increase in selling, general and administrative expenses, primarily related to strategic growth spending to accelerate SaaS revenue, and a 16.9% increase in research and development expenses related to the hiring of additional software engineers.
GAAP net loss was $6.9 million, or $(0.19) per share, compared with a net loss of $1.8 million, or $(0.05) per share, in the prior year period. The increase in net loss was primarily attributable to the increased cost of sales due to higher component costs and higher operating expenses, which resulted from hiring additional software engineering, sales, and marketing employees.
Adjusted EBITDA was $(4.7) million for the first six months of fiscal 2023, compared with $0.4 million in the first six months of fiscal 2022.
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $12.5 million on March 31, 2023, compared with $19.9 million on September 30, 2022.
We include in this press release Non-GAAP operational metrics of adjusted EBITDA, backlog and bookings, which we believe provide helpful information to investors with respect to evaluating the Company’s performance. Adjusted EBITDA represents our net income before other income, net, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization expense and stock-based compensation. We do not consider these items to be indicative of our core operating performance. The items that are non-cash include depreciation and amortization expense and stock-based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA is a measure used by management to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends and to generate future operating plans, make strategic decisions regarding allocation of capital and invest in initiatives that are focused on cultivating new markets for our solutions. In particular, the exclusion of certain expenses in calculating adjusted EBITDA facilitates comparisons of our operating performance on a period-to-period basis. We consider bookings as leading indicators of future revenues and use these metrics to support production planning. Bookings is an internal, operational metric that measures the total dollar value of customer purchase orders executed in a period, regardless of the timing of the related revenue recognition. Backlog is a measure of purchase orders received that are planned to ship within the next 12 months.
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Webcast and Conference Call Details
Management will host a conference call to discuss the financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. To access the conference call, dial toll-free (888) 390-3967, or international at (862) 298-0702. A webcast will also be available at the following link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1375/48150
Questions to management may be submitted before the call by emailing them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A replay of the webcast will be available approximately four hours after the presentation on the Events & Presentations page of the Company’s website.
About Genasys Inc.
Genasys Inc (NASDAQ: GNSS) is the global provider of Protective Communications™ Solutions, offering Genasys Protect™, the first and only complete portfolio of Protective Communications Software and LRAD® long-range communication systems.
Through Genasys Protect, the Company serves the following markets and sectors: federal governments and the military; state and local governments, agencies, and education (SLED); and enterprise organizations in critical sectors, including oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare.
Genasys Protective Communications Solutions have a diverse range of applications, including emergency warning and mass notification for public safety, critical event management for enterprise companies, de-escalation for defense and law enforcement, as well as automatic detection of real-time threats, including active shooters and severe weather.
Genasys today covers over 70 Million people globally and is used in more than 100 countries, including over 500 cities, counties and states in the U.S.
For more information, visit genasys.com.
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