Pioneer Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Backlog Increases 98% Year-over-Year and 5% Sequentially to $25 Million, Company Reiterates Expectation of 50% Year-over-Year Full Year Revenue Growth for 2022
Fort Lee, NJ, August 15, 2022 / PRNewswire /–Power Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPSI) (“Pioneer”, “Pioneer Power” or the “Company”), a leader in the design, manufacture, service and integration of electrical power systems, distributed energy resources, power generation equipment and mobile electric vehicle (“EV”) charging solutions, today provided a business update and announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2022.
Business Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2022:
- Pioneer continued to expand interest in the e-Bloc solution, increasing the number of potential customers evaluating proposals. Approximately $15.0 million of the backlog reflects e-Bloc orders, bolstering confidence in achieving full-year revenue goals.
- Pioneer won an initial $1.0 million order to provide its e-Bloc solutions as part of the first phase of an initiative to repower a Hyperscale Data Center in San Jose, California for a major global cloud internet company. This represents Pioneer’s first e-Bloc order for the data center market.
- The Company shipped two e-Boost skid-mounted solutions to the nation’s largest school bus manufacturer related to its electric bus offerings, resulting in the recognition of $129,000 of e-Boost revenue during the second quarter.
- Pioneer’s total backlog increased to $25.2 million at June 30, 2022, compared to $24.0 million at March 31, 2022 and $12.7 million at June 30, 2021. The Company’s total backlog at June 30, 2022 was the highest backlog since the Company sold its transformer business units nearly three years ago.
Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2022:
- Revenue decreased 24% to $4.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $5.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Revenue was adversely impacted by delays from one large customer, which was unable to receive completed e-Bloc systems on the original timeframe due to site readiness issues. These issues have been resolved and the customer expects to receive the majority of the promised products during the second half of 2022.
- Gross profit decreased 84% to $81,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2022, or 1.9% gross margin, as compared to $495,000, or 8.8% gross margin, for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Margins were impacted by the delayed shipments, resulting in lower revenue from the T&D Solutions segment, as well as increase in company-wide overhead costs.
- Total operating loss during the second quarter of 2022 was $2.5 million, compared to $745,000 in the second quarter of last year, reflecting investments in the Company’s e-Bloc and e-Boost initiatives. The Company recognized $658,000 of non-cash, stock-based compensation expense during the second quarter of 2022, as compared to $38,000 during the second quarter last year, which significantly contributed to the increase in the Company’s operating loss. In addition, the Company invested approximately $607,000 in product development and sales and marketing fees during the second quarter to advance its e-Boost and e-Bloc solutions.
Nathan Mazurek, Pioneer’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Timing of customer deliveries was the driving factor in our revenue decline, as approximately $3 million in orders were delayed as a direct result of delays in the customer’s receiving schedule for completed units. We fully expect the majority of these units to ship during the second half of the year and, indeed, fully expect that a portion of these orders will ship in the third quarter. Accordingly, we are reiterating our expectation that we will grow our 2022 revenue by at least 50% over our 2021 revenue and deliver continued margin expansion, enabling us to generate positive operating cash flow for 2022.”
“Separately, our pipeline for e-Boost sales continues to grow dramatically, with a number of electric truck and bus manufacturers evaluating proposals for their own dealerships, as well as direct customers,” added Mr. Mazurek. “This portion of the market represents the most significant near-term potential, but additional markets are being actively pursued such as electric aviation and marine craft automotive dealerships, as well as military applications. Both e-Boost and e-Bloc will contribute to our growth in 2022, a significant achievement considering we only introduced e-Boost in November of last year. We have increased our investments in sales, marketing, manufacturing capacity and product development to support these two new platforms, but despite the increased investments, we are maintaining a relatively low cash utilization, and we believe we have sufficient resources to fund our near-term growth initiatives without considering any dilutive financings.”
Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2022 was $4.3 million, a decrease of 24% compared to $5.6 million during the second quarter of last year. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to delayed e-Bloc shipments from one large customer, which was unable to receive completed power systems on the original timeframe due to site readiness issues.
Total gross profit for the second quarter of 2022 was $81,000, or 1.9% of revenues, compared to $495,000, or 8.8% of revenues, for the same period in 2021. The decrease in gross profit was primarily due to the decrease in revenue from the T&D Solutions segment related to the delay in e-Bloc shipments, as well as an increase in company-wide overhead costs.
For the three months ended June 30, 2022, operating loss was $2.5 million as compared to $745,000 during same period in 2021, reflecting the lower gross profit from the Company’s T&D Solutions segment because of the decrease in revenue, recognizing $658,000 of non-cash, stock-based compensation expense during the second quarter and the Company’s ongoing investments in product development and marketing related to our e-Bloc and e-Boost initiatives.
The Company’s net loss was $2.5 million, or $(0.26) per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to a net loss of $686,000, or $(0.08) per basic and diluted share, during the three months ended June 30, 2021. Net loss for the quarter included $658,000 of non-cash, stock-based compensation expense related to a restricted stock unit award and stock options, which were granted during the second quarter.
Year-to-Date 2022 Financial Results
Total revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was $10.3 million, an increase of 13% compared to $9.1 million during the first six months last year. Revenue from the T&D Solutions segment increased 383,000, or 8%, and revenue from the Critical Power segment increased $815,000, or 20%, during the first six months of the 2022 as compared to the same period last year.
The increase in the Company’s Critical Power revenue is primarily due to the Company’s e-Boost initiative, which was launched during the fourth quarter of 2021, and recognizing shipments of e-Boost products during the first six months of 2022.
Gross profit for the first six months of 2022 was $956,000, or 9.3% of revenues, compared to gross profit of $654,000, or 7.2% of revenues, for the same period in 2021.
Loss from operations for the first six months of 2022 was $3.4 million as compared to $1.9 million during same period in 2021. The increase in the Company’s loss from operations is primarily due to ongoing investments in product development and marketing costs related to the Company’s e-Bloc and e-Boost initiatives and higher non-cash, stock-based compensation expense.
The Company’s net loss for the first six months of 2022 was $3.3 million, or $(0.34) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $335,000, or $(0.04) per basic and diluted share, during the same period of 2021. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2021 included a gain of $1.4 million for the extinguishment and forgiveness of the PPP Loan.
As of June 30, 2022, the company had $9.8 million in cash, compared to $11.7 million in cash and restricted cash as of December 31, 2021. Additionally, the Company expects to receive approximately $6.2 million in cash by December 31, 2022 from the maturity of its notes receivable related to the sale of the transformer business units.
Earnings Conference Call:
Management will host a conference call later today, August 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s 2022 second quarter financial results with the investment community.
Anyone interested in participating should call 1-800-289-0720 if calling within the United States or 1-323-701-0160 if calling internationally. When asked, please reference confirmation code 9383194.
The call will also be accompanied live by webcast over the Internet and accessible at https://viavid.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1562210&tp_key=532cb770c2.
A replay will be available until August 22, 2022 which can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 if calling within the United States or 1-412-317-6671 if calling internationally. Please use passcode 9383194 to access the replay.
About Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc.
Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, integration, refurbishment, service and distribution of electric power systems, distributed energy resources, power generation equipment and mobile EV charging solutions for applications in the utility, industrial and commercial markets. To learn more about Pioneer, please visit its website at www.pioneerpowersolutions.com.
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Brett Maas, Managing Partner