ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, 15 February 2024 /GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ — Kraken Robotics Inc. (“Kraken” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF) is updating financial guidance for the year ended December 31, 2023. While audited results will not be released until mid-April, unaudited preliminary results show that the Company’s strong momentum continued from Q3 2023 into Q4 2023. As a result, Kraken Robotics expects to report fiscal 2023 revenue at approximately the midpoint of our $66.0 million and $72.0 million guidance, representing top line growth of about 68% year over year. The Company also expects Adjusted EBITDA(1) toward the higher end of our $12.0 million to $15.0 million guidance, versus Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $5.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. Capital expenditures for 2023 are currently anticipated to be approximately $7.5 million, higher than our $5.0 million to $6.0 million guidance due to additional investments in assets for our engineering, customer success and services groups to drive growth in 2024 and beyond.


“2023 was another strong year for Kraken Robotics, and we anticipate a strong 2024,” said Greg Reid, Kraken President and CEO. “With our contract wins to date and visibility into our sales pipeline, we expect continued strong growth in 2024 and beyond. In the defense market, the macro environment is robust as countries adapt to the new geopolitical norm to monitor and protect critical underwater infrastructure and territories. We are winning new customers and selling more products and services to existing customers. In the commercial market, we expect continued solid growth driven by offering services to companies focused on offshore wind and offshore energy.”


For 2024, we currently expect revenue between $90.0 million to $100.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA(1) in the $18.0 million to $24.0 million range. Capital expenditures in 2024 are expected to range from $6.0 million to $7.0 million. Our 2024 outlook is largely driven by contracts in hand and reflects strength across both our Products and Services groups addressing defense and offshore energy customers.

Going forward, the Company is introducing information on our sales funnel pipeline to help investors better understand the underlying growth trends in our markets served and to show how Kraken’s products and services are performing. We will provide the sales funnel information on an annual basis at the beginning of each year. Ultimately our success will be determined by continuing to convert our sales pipeline to new orders and successfully executing on these projects and programs. Our total sales pipeline is a combination of opportunities across three areas: sonar products and programs, subsea power, and subsea services.

Kraken’s sales funnel pipeline at the end of December 2023 was over $900 million. On major sonar programs, we experience competition from a small number of companies, and Kraken often is included on multiple bid teams as various consortiums bid these navy programs. For subsea batteries, we are often the sole source provider of lithium-ion batteries to our uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) customers. In this market, the emergence of a new larger class of UUV, the Extra Large UUV (XLUUV) is driving increased volumes. For subsea services, our solutions are used by naval, offshore wind and offshore oil and gas customers to provide high resolution acoustic imagery of the seabed and sub-seabed, providing actionable intelligence on critical underwater infrastructure and territories.



Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is a marine technology company providing complex subsea sensors, batteries, and robotic systems. Our high-resolution 3D acoustic imaging solutions and services enable clients to overcome the challenges in our oceans – safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Kraken Robotics is headquartered in Canada and has offices in North and South America and Europe. Kraken is ranked as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter.











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Non-GAAP measures, including non-GAAP financial measures and non-GAAP ratios not recognized under IFRS are provided where management believes they assist the reader in understanding Kraken’s results. The Company utilizes the following terms for measurement in this press release that do not have a standardized meaning or definition as prescribed by IFRS and therefore may not be comparable with the calculation of similar measures by other entities and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.



The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, Adjusted EBITDA is useful to securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in evaluating operating performance by presenting the results of the Company on a basis which excludes the impact of certain non-operational items which enables the primary readers of the MD&A to evaluate the results of the Company such that it was operating without certain non-cash and non-recurring items. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as earnings before interest expense, interest income, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense and non-recurring impact transactions, if any.



The Company and its management believe that the statements regarding 2024 revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and capital expenditures contained in this press release are reasonable as of the date hereof, are based on management’s current views, strategies, expectations, assumptions, and forecasts, and have been calculated using accounting policies that are generally consistent with the Company’s current accounting policies. These statements are considered future-oriented financial outlooks and financial information (collectively, “FOFI“) under applicable securities laws. These statements and any other FOFI included herein have been approved by management of the Company as of the date hereof. Such FOFI are provided for the purposes of presenting information about management’s current expectations and goals relating to the Company’s expected growth in its Products and Services groups. However, because this information is highly subjective and subject to numerous risks, it should not be relied on as necessarily indicative of future results. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the FOFI prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated, or expected. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any FOFI, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by securities laws.


For further information:

Jack North, Marketing Lead

Joe MacKay, Chief Financial Officer
(416) 303-0605

Greg Reid, President & CEO
(416) 818-9822

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
(647) 955-1274