Louisville, Colorado, March 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CEA Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: CEAD, CEADW) (“CEA Industries” or the “Company”), is reporting results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022.
“The market environment for cannabis has continued to face headwinds as operators contend with pricing pressure and inflationary impacts on consumer wallets, ” said Tony McDonald, Chairman and CEO of CEA Industries Inc. “As a result, capital expenditures in the sector have slowed significantly, leading to project and buildout delays which are negatively impacting our business. In response to the challenged environment, we have focused on diversifying our customer base beyond cannabis and have proactively implemented a series of cost saving initiatives to mitigate the pressures. Early signs have already begun to show a positive trend, as reflected by our double-digit sequential reduction in operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2022.
“Although the economic environment has impacted our business, we remain focused on providing the high-quality products and services our customers expect. Looking ahead, we will continue to evaluate our cost structure to maximize working capital and overall liquidity. We believe our fortified balance sheet and prudent cost management will enable us to withstand the challenged environment and deliver shareholder value.”
Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Summary (in $ thousands, excl. margin items):
|Q4 2022||Q3 2022||Q4 2021||% QoQ||% YoY|
Full Year 2022 Financial Summary (in $ thousands, excl. margin items):
|FY 2022||FY 2021||% YoY|
Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Revenue in the fourth quarter of 2022 was $1.5 million compared to $3.1 million for the same period in 2021. The decrease was primarily attributed to supply chain and project delays as well as a reduction in the size and number of signed contracts during 2022.
Net bookings in the fourth quarter of 2022 were $206,000 compared to $4.0 million in the year-ago period. The Company’s quarter-end backlog was $5.6 million compared to $10.8 million for the same period in 2021. The decrease in the Company’s net bookings and backlog for the fourth quarter of 2022 was primarily driven by fewer capital projects and expenditures by cannabis growers.
Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2022 was $0.2 million compared to $0.6 million for the same period in 2021. Gross margin was 10.3% compared to 18.1% in the year ago period. The decrease in gross margin was primarily driven by lower revenue and an increase in variable costs, which include the cost of equipment, external engineering costs, shipping and handling, and travel and warranty costs.
Operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2022 decreased 6% to $1.4 million compared to $1.5 million for the same period in 2021. The decrease was primarily driven by lower product development expenses.
Net loss in the fourth quarter of 2022 was $1.3 million or $(0.18) per share, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million or $(0.25) per share for the same period in 2021. Net loss per share for the fourth quarter of 2022 was lower than the net loss per share in the year-ago quarter due to higher issued and outstanding shares as of the fourth quarter of 2022.
Cash and cash equivalents were $18.6 million on December 31, 2022, compared to $2.2 million on December 31, 2021, while working capital increased by $15.1 million during this period. The increase was primarily driven by net proceeds from the Company’s sale of common stock and warrants of approximately $22 million in February 2022. At December 31, 2022, the company remained debt free.
CEA management will host a conference call today to discuss its financial and operating results, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Access Code: 901537
Webcast URL: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2893/47830
Interested parties may submit questions to the Company prior to the call by emailing email@example.com. For those unable to participate in the conference call at that time, a replay will be available for two weeks in the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.ceaindustries.com beginning on March 28, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
About CEA Industries Inc.
CEA Industries Inc. (www.ceaindustries.com), is home to industry leaders in supplying the controlled environment agriculture, with complementary and adjacent companies added to its portfolio when aligned with the company’s product and sales initiatives. As the global environment for indoor cultivation continues to develop, CEA Industries was formed to embrace companies that support these ecosystems.
Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, CEA Industries knows that growth is a team sport. Through future partnerships and mergers and acquisitions, both financial and strategic, CEA Industries will continue its pursuit of companies and products that bring accretive value to its customers.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain statements of a forward-looking nature relating to future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. These statements reflect our current beliefs, and a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in this press release, including the factors set forth in “Risk Factors” set forth in our annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and subsequent filings with the SEC. Please refer to our SEC filings for a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties associated with our business, including but not limited to the risks and uncertainties associated with our business prospects and the prospects of our existing and prospective customers; the inherent uncertainty of product development; regulatory, legislative and judicial developments, especially those related to changes in, and the enforcement of, cannabis laws; increasing competitive pressures in our industry; and relationships with our customers and suppliers. Except as required by the federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The reference to CEA’s website has been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such website is not incorporated by reference into this press release.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our financial results on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis, we use non-GAAP measures including net bookings and backlog, as well as other significant non-cash expenses such as stock-based compensation and depreciation expenses. We believe these non-GAAP measures are helpful in understanding our past performance and are intended to aid in evaluating our potential future results. The presentation of these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to our GAAP results and are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information prepared or presented in accordance with GAAP. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way to view aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business.
Sean Mansouri, CFA
CEA Industries Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||18,637,114||$||2,159,608|
|Accounts receivable, net||2,649||179,444|
|Prepaid expenses and other||1,489,921||1,273,720|
|Total Current Assets||20,478,095||3,991,098|
|Property and equipment, net||68,513||77,346|
|Intangible assets, net||1,830||1,830|
|Operating lease right-of-use asset||462,874||565,877|
|Total Noncurrent Assets||547,964||1,290,864|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||1,207,258||$||1,345,589|
|Accrued equity compensation||89,970||83,625|
|Current portion of operating lease liability||118,235||100,139|
|Total Current Liabilities||5,754,033||4,406,269|
|Operating lease liability, net of current portion||376,851||486,226|
|Total Noncurrent Liabilities||376,851||486,226|
|Commitments and Contingencies (Note 11)||–||–|
|Series B Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.00001 par value; 0 and 3,300 issued and outstanding, respectively||–||3,960,000|
|Total Temporary Equity||–||3,960,000|
|SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)|
|Preferred stock, $.00001 par value; 25,000,000 and 150,000,000 shares authorized, respectively; 0 shares issued and outstanding||–||–|
|Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 200,000,000 and 850,000,000 shares authorized, respectively; 7,953,974 and 1,600,835 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||80||16|
|Additional paid in capital||49,173,836||25,211,017|
|Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)||14,895,175||(3,570,533||)|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)||$||21,026,059||$||5,281,962|
CEA Industries Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in US Dollars except share numbers)
|For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,|
|Cost of revenue||10,138,249||10,712,563|
|Advertising and marketing expenses||1,157,871||772,139|
|Product development costs||319,987||469,703|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||4,759,865||3,662,668|
|Goodwill impairment charges||631,064||–|
|Total operating expenses||6,868,787||4,904,510|
|Other income (expense):|
|Other income (expense), net||191,358||627,592|
|Interest income (expense), net||35,314||(2,832||)|
|Gain on lease termination||–||15,832|
|Total other income (expense)||226,672||640,592|
|Loss before provision for income taxes||(5,497,175||)||(1,337,923||)|
|Convertible preferred series B stock redemption value adjustment||$||–||$||(2,262,847||)|
|Convertible preferred series B stock dividends||(35,984||)||(67,447||)|
|Dividend on redemption of series A preferred stock||–||(20,595||)|
|Deemed dividend on convertible preferred series B stock on down round||(439,999||)||–|
|Net loss available to common shareholders||$||(5,973,158||)||$||(3,688,812||)|
|Loss per common share – basic and diluted||$||(0.84||)||$||(2.33||)|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||7,094,410||1,582,869|
CEA Industries Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,|
|Cash Flows From Operating Activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:|
|Depreciation and intangible asset amortization expense||32,442||65,372|
|Gain on forgiveness of note payable||–||(517,032||)|
|Common stock issued for other expense||–||67,000|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||(54,708||)||16,844|
|Provision for excess and obsolete inventory||(20,472||)||(1,666||)|
|Gain on lease termination||–||(15,832||)|
|Loss on disposal of assets||4,489||67,567|
|Amortization of operating lease ROU asset||103,003||204,521|
|Goodwill impairment charges||631,064||–|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other||(216,202||)||(235,897||)|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||(175,409||)||(476,450||)|
|Operating lease liability, net||(91,279||)||(259,475||)|
|Accrued equity compensation||6,345||(44,809||)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(3,189,543||)||(3,207,190||)|
|Cash Flows From Investing Activities|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(30,348||)||(68,657||)|
|Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment||2,250||11,500|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(28,098||)||(57,157||)|
|Cash Flows From Financing Activities|
|Payment of dividends on series B preferred stock||(35,984||)||–|
|Redemption of series B preferred stock||(1,980,000||)||–|
|Net cash proceeds on sale of common stock and warrants, net of expenses||21,711,131||–|
|Cash proceeds from sale of preferred stock and warrants, net of issuance costs||–||2,624,874|
|Proceeds from issuance of note payable||–||514,200|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||19,695,147||3,139,074|
|Net change in cash and cash equivalents||16,477,506||(125,273||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||2,159,608||2,284,881|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$||18,637,114||$||2,159,608|
|Supplemental cash flow information:|
|Income taxes paid||$||–||$||–|
|Non-cash investing and financing activities:|
|Adjustment of carrying value of series B preferred stock to redemption value||$||–||$||2,262,847|
|Conversion of series B preferred stock||$||1,980,000||$||–|
|Accrued series B interest payable settled in shares of common stock||$||–||$||67,447|
|Series A preferred stock converted into shares of common stock||$||–||$||420|
|Deemed dividend on series B preferred stock arising on down round||$||439,999||$||–|
|Dividend on redemption of series A preferred stock settled in shares of common stock||$||–||$||20,595|
|Right of Use asset arising on new office lease||$||–||$||582,838|
|Cashless exercise of prefunded warrants||$||2||$||–|
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