Flux Power Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results

Fiscal Full Year 2022 Revenue Increased 61% to a Record $42.3M

Strategic Initiatives Drive Increased Backlog Conversion, Higher Inventory Turns & Improved Gross Margins Resulting in Progress to Profitability

Management to Host Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

VISTA, Calif.--()--Flux Power Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLUX), a developer of advanced lithium-ion energy storage solutions for electrification of commercial and industrial equipment, has reported its financial and operational results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2022.

Financial Highlights

  • FY’22 revenue increased 61% to $42.3M compared to FY’21 revenue of $26.3M.
  • Q4’22 revenue increased 83% to $15.2M compared to Q4’21 revenue of $8.3M.
  • FY’22 gross margin was 17% compared to 22% in FY’21.
  • Q4’22 gross margin was 20% compared to 21% in Q4’21.
  • Achieved 16th consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth.

Operating Highlights

Received customer purchase orders of $11.6M in Q4’22 for deliveries in coming months from both existing and new customers. Received $65M in customer purchase orders in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, which was an 83% increase compared to fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.

  • Customer order backlog totaled $35.0M as of June 30, 2022.
  • Shipments (Revenue) increased 61% to $42.3M in FY’22 compared to $26.3M in FY’21.
  • New purchase orders increased 83% to $65.1M in FY’22 compared to $35.5M in FY’21.
  • Introduced three new products in March 2022 at MODEX material handling trade show:
  • Strategic Supply Chain & Profitability Improvement Initiatives accelerating path to cash flow breakeven, including:
    • Utilized qualified, lower cost steel suppliers;
    • Improved manufacturing capacity and production processes (including implementing Lean Manufacturing) to increase throughput, reduce the time to fulfill customer orders and improve gross margins;
    • Increased inventory turns from 2.6x to 3.4x during the quarter ended June 30, 2022, reducing inventory to $16.3M;
    • Introduced new product designs to lower costs, simplify part count and cost, and improve serviceability;
    • Launched in-house automated modular production initiative to manage module SKUs and accommodate diversification among cell suppliers;
    • Expanded customer base, particularly among Fortune 500 companies.

Backlog Summary

Fiscal Quarter Ended

 

Beginning
Backlog

 

 

New Orders

 

 

Shipments

 

 

Ending
Backlog

 

March 31, 2021

 

$

2,759,000

 

 

$

9,977,000

 

 

$

6,826,000

 

 

$

5,910,000

 

June 30, 2021

 

$

5,910,000

 

 

$

15,053,000

 

 

$

8,339,000

 

 

$

12,624,000

 

September 30, 2021

 

$

12,624,000

 

 

$

13,122,000

 

 

$

6,313,000

 

 

$

19,433,000

 

December 31, 2021

 

$

19,433,000

 

 

$

19,819,000

 

 

$

7,837,000

 

 

$

31,415,000

 

March 31, 2022

 

$

31,415,000

 

 

$

20,495,000

 

 

$

13,317,000

 

 

$

38,593,000

 

June 30, 2022

 

$

38,593,000

 

 

$

11,622,000

 

 

$

15,195,000

 

 

$

35,020,000

 

CEO Commentary

“Ongoing customer demand produced $11.6 million in purchase orders received from new and existing customers during the fourth quarter. For fiscal year 2022, order volume increased 83% from the prior year to $65 million. With nearly 74% of revenue from customers with whom we have had long-term relationships in fiscal 2022, we believe the combination of existing customer orders and continued acquisition of new customer business can drive revenue growth in the next several years,” said Ron Dutt, Chief Executive Officer of Flux Power.

“Our strategic focus on relationship business with an emphasis on price, service and quality, continues to provide ongoing new purchase needs and service requirements. Progress with new accounts has been substantial, adding six new customers, several of which have fleet potential and at least six-figure revenue potential. We believe business from our installed base will represent the future of expanding revenues as these relationships help drive new customers to our technology and owning that technology also ensure our customers have the most updated products and services.

“During the quarter ended June 30, 2022, we continued our focus on fulfilling orders to reduce our backlog of $35.0 million as of June 30, 2022, down from $38.6 million in the prior quarter. Our reduced backlog has been helped by improvement in sourcing actions to mitigate part shortages and to increase confidence in future supplier performance. Our strategic initiatives to accelerate backlog conversion to shipments and increase inventory turns are also driving revenue results and gross margins that we believe will lead toward profitability.

“During the quarter, global supply chain disruptions have improved, and concurrently we have improved production process improvements and better supply chain management. We have worked to leverage increased pack volumes to re-source steel and board components to low-cost regions and to high volume local suppliers; and also identify more competitive carriers to reduce shipping costs. We plan to ship backlog and reduce inventory levels; as of the end of the fourth quarter, inventory levels had not yet decreased materially, but we anticipate reductions in the current quarter as we get traction on our plan.

“To date, cell supply from China has not been a problem, with our manufacturer, EVE Energy Company, standing as the 8th largest cell producer in China. At the same time, competitive lithium cell production is expanding in U.S., serving as a potential alternative in the future with the potential to reduce reliance in offshore sourcing. Combined with our transition to in-house, automated modular production and increased sourcing of domestic produced cells, this flexibility helps mitigate risk for both our Company and our customers.

“Looking ahead, we continue to focus on expanding sales of our energy storage solutions to new and existing customers who want the benefits of lithium-ion technology. We are seeing strong growth from both the material handling equipment sector and the airport ground support equipment sector. We continue to see customer interest in our SkyBMS Telematics product for remote fleet management and monitoring. Additional interest from the emerging robotic material handling equipment vertical is also driving demand as these customers look to improve their productivity and equipment integration.

“As we move into fiscal 2023, we are encouraged by strong purchase orders from both new and existing customers, improving backlog and continued expansion of margins through pricing. Supported by the accelerating ‘economy-wide’ renewable energy transition and supply chain improvements, we believe our growth trajectory in 2023 is positioned for another record revenue year, building long-term value for our shareholders,” concluded Dutt.

Q4’22 Financial Results

  • Revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2022 increased by 83% to $15.2 million compared to $8.3 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021, driven by increased sales volumes and models with higher selling prices.
  • Gross profit for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2022 increased to $3.0 million compared to a gross profit of $1.8 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021. Gross margin was 20% in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2022 as compared to 21% in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021, reflecting ongoing actions to offset price increases from vendors and address supply chain disruption impacts.
  • Selling & Administrative expenses increased to $4.1 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2022 from $3.4 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021, reflecting increases in outbound shipping costs, personnel expenses related to new hires and temporary labor, and an increase in insurance premiums.
  • Research & Development expenses decreased to $1.4 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2022, compared to $2.0 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021, primarily due lower special third-party expense to support product development stages.
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss was $2.2 million for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2022, an improvement from an adjusted EBITDA loss of $3.5 million for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Net loss for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2022 decreased to $2.7 million from a net loss of $3.7 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021, principally reflecting gross margin profit from higher revenue.

FY’22 Financial Results

  • Revenue for the fiscal year of 2022 increased by 61% to $42.3 million compared to $26.3 million in the fiscal of 2021, driven by increased sales volumes and models with higher selling prices, including greater sales to existing customers as well as initial sales to new customers.
  • Gross profit for the fiscal year 2022 increased to $7.3 million compared to a gross profit of $5.8 million in the fiscal year of 2021. Gross margin was 17% in the fiscal year of 2022 as compared to 22% in the fiscal year of 2021, impacted by higher costs for steel, electronic parts, and common off the shelf parts during the year, partially offset by higher revenues associated with increased sales of energy storage solutions.
  • Selling & Administrative expenses increased to $15.5 million in the fiscal year of 2022 from $12.6 million in the fiscal year of 2021, reflecting increases in outbound shipping costs, personnel expenses related to new hires and temporary labor, and an increase in insurance premiums.
  • Research & Development expenses increased to $7.1 million in the fiscal year of 2022, compared to $6.7 million in the fiscal year of 2021, primarily due to expenses related to development of new models and UL certifications.
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss was $14.1 million for the fiscal year of 2022 compared to $11.1 million for fiscal year of 2021.
  • Net loss for the fiscal year of 2022 increased to $15.6 million from a net loss of $12.8 million in the fiscal year of 2021, principally reflecting increased operating expenses, partially offset by an increase in gross profit and a decrease in interest expense.
  • Cash was $0.5 million at June 30, 2022, as compared to $4.7 million at June 30, 2021. Our working capital line of credit outstanding balance was $4.9 million at June 30, 2022. Cash requirements during the quarter were higher due to the pre-purchase of inventory to support increasing sales orders.

Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2022 Results Conference Call

Flux Power CEO Ron Dutt and CFO Chuck Scheiwe will host the conference call, followed by a question-and-answer session. The conference call will be accompanied by a presentation, which can be viewed during the webcast or accessed via the investor relations section of the Company’s website here.

The Flux Power 10-K is on track to be filed prior to SEC reporting final date of September 28, 2022.

To access the call, please use the following information:

Date:

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Time:

4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Toll-free dial-in number:

1-877-407-4018

International dial-in number:

1-201-689-8471

Conference ID:

13732630

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 MZ Group at 1-949-491-8235.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay at https://viavid.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1567702&tp_key=84c06cde95 and via the investor relations section of the Company's website here.

A replay of the webcast will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time through December 22, 2022.

Toll-free replay number:

1-844-512-2921

International replay number:

1-412-317-6671

Replay ID:

13732630

About Flux Power Holdings, Inc.

Flux Power (NASDAQ: FLUX) designs, manufactures, and sells advanced lithium-ion energy storage solutions for electrification of a range of industrial and commercial sectors including material handling, airport ground support equipment (GSE), and stationary energy storage. Flux Power’s lithium-ion battery packs, including the proprietary battery management system (BMS) and telemetry, provide customers with a better performing, lower cost of ownership, and more environmentally friendly alternative, in many instances, to traditional lead acid and propane-based solutions. Lithium-ion battery packs reduce CO2 emissions and help improve sustainability and ESG metrics for fleets. For more information, please visit www.fluxpower.com.

Note about Non-GAAP Financial Measures

A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP. Non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures. Other companies may use different non-GAAP measures and presentation of results.

In addition to financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, this press release presents adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA is determined by taking net loss and adding interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expenses. The company believes that this non-GAAP measure, viewed in addition to and not in lieu of net loss, provides additional information to investors by providing a more focused measure of operating results. This metric is an integral part of the Company’s internal reporting to evaluate its operations and the performance of senior management. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net loss, the most comparable GAAP measure, is available in the accompanying financial tables below. The non-GAAP measure presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

US-GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Years Ended June 30,

 

 

2022

 

2021

Net loss

 

$

(15,609,000

)

 

$

(12,793,000

)

Interest, net

 

 

252,000

 

 

 

622,000

 

Income tax provision

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

575,000

 

 

 

274,000

 

EBITDA

 

 

(14,782,000

)

 

 

(11,897,000

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

711,000

 

 

 

797,000

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

(14,071,000

)

 

$

(11,100,000

)

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains projections and other "forward-looking statements" relating to Flux Power’s business, that are often identified using "believes," "expects" or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve several estimates, assumptions, risks, and other uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, etc. Such forward-looking statements include impact of COVID-19 on Flux Power’s business, results and financial condition; Flux Power’s ability to obtain raw materials and other supplies for its products at competitive prices and on a timely basis, particularly in light of the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its suppliers and supply chain; the development and success of new products, projected sales, cancellation of purchase orders, deferral of shipments, Flux Power’s ability to fulfill backlog orders or realize profit from the contracts reflected in backlog sale; Flux Power’s ability to fulfill backlog orders due to changes in orders reflected in backlog sales, Flux Power’s ability to obtain the necessary funds under the credit facilities, Flux Power’s ability to timely obtain UL Listing for its products, Flux Power’s ability to fund its operations, distribution partnerships and business opportunities and the uncertainties of customer acceptance and purchase of current and new products, and changes in pricing, and Flux Power’s ability to negotiate and enter into a definitive agreement in connection with the Letter of Intent. Actual results could differ from those projected due to numerous factors and uncertainties. Although Flux Power believes that the expectations, opinions, projections, and comments reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they can give no assurance that such statements will prove to be correct, and that the Flux Power’s actual results of ‎operations, financial condition and performance will not differ materially from the ‎results of operations, financial condition and performance reflected or implied by these forward-‎looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and Investors should refer to the risk factors outlined in our Form 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov/edgar. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and Flux Power assumes no obligation to update these statements or the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected.

Flux, Flux Power, and associated logos are trademarks of Flux Power Holdings, Inc. All other third-party brands, products, trademarks, or registered marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners.

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

June 30,
2022

 

June 30,
2021

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

485,000

 

 

$

4,713,000

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

8,609,000

 

 

 

6,097,000

 

Inventories

 

 

16,262,000

 

 

 

10,513,000

 

Other current assets

 

 

1,261,000

 

 

 

417,000

 

Total current assets

 

 

26,617,000

 

 

 

21,740,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right of use asset

 

 

2,597,000

 

 

 

3,035,000

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

1,578,000

 

 

 

1,356,000

 

Other assets

 

 

89,000

 

 

 

131,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

30,881,000

 

 

$

26,262,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

6,645,000

 

 

$

7,175,000

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

2,209,000

 

 

 

2,583,000

 

Revolving line of credit

 

 

4,889,000

 

 

 

-

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

163,000

 

 

 

24,000

 

Customer deposits

 

 

175,000

 

 

 

171,000

 

Office lease payable, current portion

 

 

504,000

 

 

 

435,000

 

Accrued interest

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

2,000

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

14,586,000

 

 

 

10,390,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long term liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office lease payable, less current portion

 

 

2,361,000

 

 

 

2,866,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

16,947,000

 

 

 

13,256,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 500,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 30,000,000 shares authorized; 15,996,658 and 13,652,164 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2021, respectively

 

 

16,000

 

 

 

14,000

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

95,732,000

 

 

 

79,197,000

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(81,814,000

)

 

 

(66,205,000

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

13,934,000

 

 

 

13,006,000

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

30,881,000

 

 

$

26,262,000

 

FLUX POWER HOLDINGS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
June 30,
(Unaudited)

 

Years Ended
June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

Net revenue

 

$

15,195,000

 

 

$

8,325,000

 

 

$

42,333,000

 

 

$

26,257,000

 

Cost of sales

 

 

12,196,000

 

 

 

6,574,000

 

 

 

35,034,000

 

 

 

20,467,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

2,999,000

 

 

 

1,751,000

 

 

 

7,299,000

 

 

 

5,790,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and administrative expenses

 

 

4,113,000

 

 

 

3,422,000

 

 

 

15,515,000

 

 

 

12,599,000

 

Research and development

 

 

1,373,000

 

 

 

2,045,000

 

 

 

7,141,000

 

 

 

6,669,000

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

5,486,000

 

 

 

5,467,000

 

 

 

22,656,000

 

 

 

19,268,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

 

 

(2,487,000

)

 

 

(3,716,000

)

 

 

(15,357,000

)

 

 

(13,478,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,307,000

 

Interest expense

 

 

(166,000

)

 

 

(4,000

)

 

 

(252,000

)

 

 

(622,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(2,653,000

)

 

$

(3,720,000

)

 

$

(15,609,000

)

 

$

(12,793,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share - basic and diluted

 

$

(0.17

)

 

$

(0.30

)

 

$

(1.01

)

 

$

(1.08

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

 

 

15,995,199

 

 

 

12,499,870

 

 

 

15,439,530

 

 

 

11,796,217

 

 

Contacts

Media & Investor Relations:
info@fluxpower.com

External Investor Relations:
Chris Tyson, Executive Vice President
MZ Group - MZ North America
949-491-8235
FLUX@mzgroup.us
www.mzgroup.us

Release Summary

Flux Power Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results

Contacts

Media & Investor Relations:
info@fluxpower.com

External Investor Relations:
Chris Tyson, Executive Vice President
MZ Group - MZ North America
949-491-8235
FLUX@mzgroup.us
www.mzgroup.us