ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, May 27, 2021 /GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ — Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, announced it has filed its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. Additional information concerning the Company, including its consolidated financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, can be found at www.sedar.com. Unless otherwise stated, all dollar amounts are Canadian dollar denominated.
Q1 2021 Financial Highlights
- Revenue for the quarter was $3.6 million compared to $6.4 million in the year ago quarter. Revenue in the quarter was driven by continued progress of the Danish Navy order as well as our third delivery of subsea batteries to a military customer. Revenue in the prior year consisted of the delivery of a KATFISH™ 180 system, the sale of subsea batteries, acoustic signal processing software for a defense contractor as well as Robotics as a Service and data analytics for offshore energy customers.
- Adjusted EBITDA* in the quarter was positive at $0.1 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA* of $1.3 million in the year ago quarter.
- Net loss in the quarter was $0.6 million compared to Net income of $0.7 million in the year ago quarter.
- Net working capital at the end of Q1, 2021 was $10.5 million, compared to $10.9 million at the end of 2020. Kraken exited the quarter with a cash and restricted cash of $10.0 million, compared to $13.9 million at December 31, 2020.
- Including federal funding we will receive for our OceanVision project, Kraken had $8.1 million in previously awarded funding to draw upon from government This amount is not recorded in our financial statements until the cash is received.
“With a strong backlog driven by wins last year with the Danish and Polish Navy, we are on track to meet our 2021 financial guidance. This would represent more than 100% organic revenue growth. Due diligence and finalizing the share purchase agreement with PanGeo Subsea continues, and we are now targeting to close this acquisition in the first half of June. We are very excited about the revenue synergies we expect from this acquisition. Together with PanGeo, we expect strong growth in providing Robotics as a Service to the offshore services market with a focus on offshore renewable energy and offshore oil and gas customers,”
2021 Financial Guidance
- Financial guidance for fiscal 2021 is unchanged from guidance provided on May 11, 2021. Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2021 is expected to be $24.0 million to $28.0 million. The greater than 100% expected growth is due to recent contract wins for KATFISH™ 180 towed sonars and ALARS for the Danish and Polish Navies, and various orders and expected orders for AquaPix® MINSAS and SeaPower™ batteries. We have strong visibility into 2021, with contracts already signed accounting for more than 80% of the $26 million midpoint of our 2021 revenue forecast range.
- Our revenue guidance excludes any contribution from the proposed acquisition of PanGeo which we announced on April 9, 2021. Upon completion of this proposed acquisition, we will update our guidance to account for expected PanGeo results.
- Gross margins for 2021 are expected to be in the 47%-50% range versus 47% in 2020.
- Adjusted EBITDA* for 2021 is expected to be in the range of $2.0 million to $4.5 million compared to an Adjusted EBITDA* loss of $2.7 million in 2020. The year over year improvement is expected as a result of higher revenue offset by increased expenses on headcount and infrastructure related spending, and overall costs due to the growth of the business.
- Net income for 2021 is expected to range from a net loss of $1.5 million to net income of $1.5 million. This compares to a net loss of $5.5 million in 2020.
*Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin do not have standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures used by other issuers. We define Adjusted EBITDA as revenue less costs of sales, administrative expenses, research and development costs plus investment tax credits and share based compensation. We define Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenues.
ABOUT KRAKEN ROBOTICS INC.
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors, subsea batteries and thrusters, and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in Newfoundland with offices in Canada, U.S., Germany, Denmark, and Brazil. Kraken is ranked as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter.
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For further information, please contact:
Joe MacKay, Chief Financial Officer
Greg Reid, Chief Operating Officer
Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
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