Profire Energy Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2021

3/8/2022, 10:15 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

LINDON, Utah, March 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE), a technology company (the "Company") that provides solutions which enhance the efficiency, safety, and reliability of industrial combustion appliances, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. A conference call will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

Fourth Quarter Summary

  • Revenue of $8.3 million, a 47% increase from prior-year quarter
  • Gross profit of $3.4 million or 41.6% of total revenues
  • Net loss of $145,123 or ($0.00) per share
  • Generated EBITDA1 of $40,951
  • Repurchased 664,531 shares of stock

Full-year Fiscal 2021 Summary

  • Revenue of $26.4 million, a 23% increase from the prior-year
  • Gross profit of $11.4 million or 43.3% of total revenues
  • Net loss of $1.1 million or ($0.02) per share
  • Cash flow from operations of $648,927
  • Cash and liquid investments of $17.5 million and remained debt-free

“The fourth quarter represents our third consecutive quarter of revenue growth coming out of the pandemic. In fact, revenue in the fourth quarter exceeded our pre-pandemic top-line results from the fourth quarter of 2019,” said Ryan Oviatt, Co-Chief Executive Officer and CFO of Profire Energy. “I am pleased that we have been able to generate operating cash flow while maintaining our strong balance sheet, which remains debt free. We believe we are well positioned to capitalize on our significant customer base of our core business as we continue to find new markets which we can serve to provide long-term value for our shareholders.”

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1 See “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Total revenues for the period equaled $8.3 million, compared to $6.9 million in the third quarter of 2021 and $5.7 million in the prior-year quarter. The sequential and year-over-year increase was primarily driven by improving demand from the COVID-19 pandemic recovery, higher oil prices, and the success and progress in the strategic growth segments of our business.

Gross profit was $3.4 million, compared to $3.1 million in the third quarter of 2021 and $2.8 million in the prior-year quarter. Gross margin was 41.6% of revenues, compared to 44.9% of revenues in the prior quarter and 48.8% of revenues in the fourth quarter of 2020. The increased in gross profit is due to higher revenue, while the sequential and year-over-year gross margin decrease reflects product mix fluctuations and inflationary pressures.

Total operating expenses were $3.7 million, compared to $3.4 million in the third quarter of 2021 and $2.8 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase is related to the reversal of temporary cost measures implemented in response to COVID-19 in the prior year and continuing cost inflation in 2021.

Operating expense for G&A increased 8%, R&D decreased 7%, and depreciation and amortization increased 58% as compared to the previous quarter. When compared to the same quarter last year, operating expenses for G&A increased 36%, R&D increased 20% and depreciation and amortization increased by 55%.

Net loss was $145,123 or ($0.00) per share, compared to net income of $92,246 or $0.00 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2021 and net income of $55,918 or $0.00 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.

Full Year 2021 Financial Results

Total revenues for the year equaled $26.4 million, versus $21.5 million in the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by greater demand related to the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and a 74% increase in the average oil price during the year.

Gross profit was $11.4 million compared to $9.5 million last year. Gross margin was 43.3% of total revenues, compared to 44.4% of revenues in the prior year. The decrease in gross margin was driven by changes in product and service sales mix.

Total operating expenses were $13.4 million versus $12.6 million in the prior year. The increase is primarily due to an increase in employee costs due to the reversal of actions taken to reduce the company’s cost structure in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19 in addition to the inflationary pressures of 2021.

Compared with last year, operating expenses for G&A increased 8%, R&D decreased 14% and depreciation increased 14%.

Net loss was $1.1 million or ($0.02) per share, compared to a net loss of $2.2 million or ($0.05) per share last year.

Cash and liquid investments totaled $17.5 million on December 31, 2021, compared to $17.6 million at the end of 2020, and the Company continues to operate debt-free.

“We are encouraged by the continued recovery of our business, including our first $8 million revenue quarter since the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Cameron Tidball, Co-CEO of Profire Energy. “While oil prices continue to be favorable our customers have remained patient on capital deployments creating pent-up demand for our products. We are starting to see positive signs including drilling, plans for upgrades as well as industry consolidation activity which has new buyers looking to modernize the assets they have acquired. While our core business is steadily returning, we have remained on the offense by diversifying our customer base both inside and outside of oil and gas. We have expanded our burner management product offerings, fostered new sales partnerships, and added salespeople for both our core and new business opportunities. We look forward to 2022 and our ability to capitalize on the strategic moves that we made during the pandemic to grow our business.”

Conference Call

Profire Energy Executives will host the call, followed by a question-and-answer period.  

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. ET (6:30 a.m. MT)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-877-705-6003
International dial-in number: 1-201-493-6725

The conference call will be webcast live and available for replay via this link: https://viavid.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1531897&tp_key=34f13256e7

The webcast replay will be available for one year.

Please call the conference telephone number five minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting the conference call, please contact Todd Fugal at 1-801-796-5127.

A replay of the call will be available via the dial-in numbers below after 11:30 a.m. ET on the same day through March 23, 2022.

Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay Pin Number: 13727420

About Profire Energy, Inc.
Profire Energy is a technology company providing solutions that enhance the efficiency, safety, and reliability of industrial combustion appliances while mitigating potential environmental impacts related to the operation of these devices. It is primarily focused in the upstream, midstream, and downstream transmission segments of the oil and gas industry; however, the Company has commenced identifying applications in other industries where their solutions can likely add value. Profire specializes in the engineering and design of burner and combustion management systems and solutions used on a variety of natural and forced draft applications. Its products and services are sold primarily throughout North America. It has an experienced team of sales and service professionals that are strategically positioned across the United States and Canada. Profire has offices in Lindon, Utah; Victoria, Texas; Homer, Pennsylvania; Greeley, Colorado; Millersburg, Ohio; and Acheson, Alberta, Canada. For additional information, visit www.profireenergy.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements. Statements made in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. This release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to statements regarding the Company’s expected growth and demand for products, the Company’s plans to make internal and external investments, and the availability of Company resources to make beneficial investments in 2022 and beyond. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results or performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in, or anticipated by, the forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect such forward-looking statements include certain economic, business, public market and regulatory risks and factors identified in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release and the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Contact:
Profire Energy, Inc.
Ryan Oviatt, Co-CEO CFO
(801) 796-5127

Three Part Advisors
Steven Hooser, Partner
214-872-2710

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which statements are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measure of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”). The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use this non-GAAP financial measure for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. Our management believes that this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to this non-GAAP financial measure in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. We believe this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors both because it allows for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making.

The Following is a tabular presentation of EBITDA, including a reconciliation to net income which the Company believes to be the most directly comparable US GAAP financial measure.

For the three Months Ended December 31, 2021   2020 
EBITDA Calculation   
Net Income$(145,123) $55,918 
Add back net income tax expense$(47,358) $(42,631)
Add back net interest expense$(50,503) $74,035 
Add back depreciation and amortization$283,935  $316,679 
EBITDA calculated$40,951  $404,001 
        


PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
  As of
ASSETS December 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
CURRENT ASSETS    
Cash and cash equivalents $8,188,270  $9,148,312 
Short-term investments (note 2)  1,013,683   2,388,601 
Accounts receivable, net  6,262,799   3,719,508 
Inventories, net (note 3)  7,185,248   8,414,772 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (note 4)  1,025,276   1,678,428 
Income tax receivable  560,445   486,154 
Total Current Assets  24,235,721   25,835,775 
     
LONG-TERM ASSETS    
Net deferred tax asset  163,254    
Long-term investments (note 2)  8,259,809   6,064,294 
Financing right-of-use asset  65,280   50,094 
Property and equipment, net (note 5)  11,185,539   12,021,811 
Intangible assets, net (note 6)  1,549,138   1,771,870 
Goodwill (note 6)  2,579,381   2,579,381 
Total Long-Term Assets  23,802,401   22,487,450 
TOTAL ASSETS $48,038,122  $48,323,225 
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
CURRENT LIABILITIES    
Accounts payable $1,822,559  $1,178,979 
Accrued liabilities (note 7)  1,872,348   1,196,870 
Current financing lease liability (note 8)  30,214   39,451 
Total Current Liabilities  3,725,121   2,415,300 
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES    
Net deferred income tax liability  136,106   522,870 
Long-term financing lease liability (note 8)  35,912   12,669 
TOTAL LIABILITIES  3,897,139   2,950,839 
     
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (note 9)    
Preferred stock: $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized: no shares issued or outstanding      
Common stock: $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized: 51,720,142 issued and 47,643,233 outstanding at December 31, 2021, and 51,384,961 issued and 47,972,583 outstanding at December 31, 2020  51,720   51,385 
Treasury stock, at cost  (6,107,593)  (5,353,019)
Additional paid-in capital  30,819,394   30,293,472 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (2,100,467)  (2,148,924)
Retained earnings  21,477,929   22,529,472 
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  44,140,983   45,372,386 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $48,038,122  $48,323,225 
         

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-K and accompanying footnotes.

PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income
 
  For the Year Ended December 31, 2021 For the Year Ended December 31, 2020
REVENUES (note 11)    
Sales of goods, net $23,690,994  $19,395,639 
Sales of services, net  2,665,182   2,062,970 
Total Revenues  26,356,176   21,458,609 
     
COST OF SALES    
Cost of goods sold-product  12,825,906   10,378,367 
Cost of goods sold-services  2,129,255   1,554,041 
Total Cost of Goods Sold  14,955,161   11,932,408 
     
GROSS PROFIT  11,401,015   9,526,201 
     
OPERATING EXPENSES    
General and administrative  11,533,496   10,641,122 
Research and development  1,120,080   1,299,103 
Depreciation and amortization  762,439   666,187 
Total Operating Expenses  13,416,015   12,606,412 
     
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS  (2,015,000)  (3,080,211)
     
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)    
Gain on sale of fixed assets  192,183   306,871 
Other income (expense)  8,715   (67,078)
Interest income  133,201   181,254 
Total Other Income  334,099   421,047 
     
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES  (1,680,901)  (2,659,164)
     
INCOME TAX BENEFIT (note 12)  629,358   483,567 
     
NET LOSS $(1,051,543) $(2,175,597)
     
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)    
Foreign currency translation gain $54,006  $240,013 
Unrealized gains (losses) on investments  (5,549)  26,523 
Total Other Comprehensive Income  48,457   266,536 
     
COMPREHENSIVE LOSS $(1,003,086) $(1,909,061)
     
BASIC LOSS PER SHARE (note 13) $(0.02) $(0.05)
FULLY DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE (note 13) $(0.02) $(0.05)
BASIC WEIGHTED AVG NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING  48,070,581   47,778,063 
FULLY DILUTED WEIGHTED AVG NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING  48,070,581   47,778,063 
         

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-K and accompanying footnotes.

PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
  For the Year Ended December 31, 2021 For the Year Ended December 31, 2020
OPERATING ACTIVITIES    
Net loss $(1,051,543) $(2,175,597)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization expense  1,255,647   1,176,707 
Gain on sale of fixed assets  (192,183)  (306,871)
Bad debt expense  15,979   184,293 
Stock awards issued for services  567,077   443,127 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable  (2,595,483)  2,268,435 
Income taxes receivable/payable  (101,990)  (404,345)
Inventories  1,247,004   1,216,200 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  705,575   157,053 
Deferred tax asset/liability  (524,791)  83,595 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  1,323,635   (2,378,197)
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities  648,927   264,400 
     
INVESTING ACTIVITIES    
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment  177,851   514,448 
Sale (purchase) of investments  (826,827)  2,799,547 
Purchase of property and equipment  (168,527)  (1,547,331)
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities  (817,503)  1,766,664 
     
FINANCING ACTIVITIES    
Value of equity awards surrendered by employees for tax liability  (46,873)  (154,659)
Cash received in exercise of stock options  6,053   2,020 
Purchase of treasury stock  (754,574)   
Principal paid towards lease liability  (40,745)  (57,796)
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities  (836,139)  (210,435)
     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash  44,673   (31,173)
     
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH  (960,042)  1,789,456 
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD  9,148,312   7,358,856 
     
CASH AT END OF PERIOD $8,188,270  $9,148,312 
     
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION    
     
CASH PAID FOR:    
Interest $3,205  $6,090 
Income taxes $17,150  $402,510 
NON-CASH FINANCING AND INVESTING ACTIVITIES:    
Common stock issued in settlement of accrued bonuses $  $419,373 
         

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-K and accompanying footnotes.


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