Taronis Fuels Releases 2019 Results of Operations

Phoenix, UNITED STATES


118% Annual Revenue Growth,

Record Fourth Quarter EBITDA Improvement

PHOENIX, AZ, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Taronis Fuels, Inc., (“Taronis” or “the Company”) (OTCQB: TRNF), a global producer of renewable and socially responsible fuel products, today released results of operations for the full year ending December 31, 2019. The Company achieved a series of significant financial milestones in 2019, which are summarized below:

  • Revenues were a record $21.1 million, representing a 118% increase from $9.7 million the prior year. Sales increased across all of the Company’s US retail operations.
  • The Company acquired nine locations in 2018 through six acquisitions. Same store sales for these nine locations increased by 82% year over year in 2019. This demonstrates a strong validation of the Company’s operational execution and a clear ability to drive growth without a reliance on acquisitions.
  • Gross margins improved dramatically to 51% in 2019, as compared to approximately 42% in 2018. The increase was partly due to major improvements in buying power, as well as a shift towards a more profitable product mix, including the impact of increased sales of MagneGas as a growing contribution to total sales.
  • Operating expenses were $15.7 million, as compared to $8.7 million in 2018. However, expenses significantly decreased as a percentage of total sales, decreasing from 89.7% in 2018 to only 74% in 2019.
  • The Company reduced its quarterly net loss by 56%, from $2.1 million in the third quarter of 2019 to $0.9 million in the fourth quarter.
  • Working capital remained consistently positive and strong, with a current ratio of 1.62x.
  • Excluding a limited number of capital leases and a $0.5 million mortgage on one property, the Company has no material indebtedness and is entirely equity financed.
  • The Company has more than $4.5 million in cash, with sufficient liquidity to support its current business objectives for the remainder of 2020.

Beyond these financial results, the Company was very active on multiple fronts for both domestic and international business development. The Company completed three acquisitions in the first quarter of 2019, expanding to become a top five independent industrial gas competitor in both California and Texas. All three of these transactions helped to support our growing national retail brand, MagneGas Welding Supply.

The Company was also extremely active overseas, executing a scalable contract for the deployment of an initial 30 gasification units in Turkey for $165 million in July 2019. The Company executed a $250 million marketing agreement that covers 13 countries in central Asia in December 2019. Both of these contracts have progressed materially in 2020. Lastly, the Company secured approval from the Port Authority of Amsterdam and executed a 10-year lease for that port in September 2019, which is expected to be operational in September 2020.

The Company also made significant inroads for additional international expansion throughout the year. Most notably, the Company made meaningful progress in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and El Salvador towards launching partnerships and marketing arrangements to sell MagneGas or other new renewable fuel products to these markets in 2020 and beyond. 

“We are very proud of the financial results of operations we produced for 2019,” commented Scott Mahoney, CEO of Taronis. “The rapid revenue growth we delivered in 2019 was likely to be the highest level of sales growth in our industry. We capitalized on a series of international expansion opportunities in Europe and Asia, and we laid the foundation to enter many new markets for years to come.” 

“Most importantly, we demonstrated a clear path to sustainable and profitable self-funded growth with our strong financial performance in the fourth quarter. We made tremendous progress, and this has positioned us well to deliver further financial improvements in 2020,” concluded Mr. Mahoney.

About Taronis Fuels, Inc.

Taronis Fuels, Inc. is a global producer of renewable and socially responsible fuel products. Our goal is to deliver environmentally sustainable, technology driven alternatives to traditional fossil fuel and carbon-based economy products. We believe our products offer a vastly cleaner solution to legacy acetylene and propane alternatives. 

Taronis is also dedicated to providing fundamentally safer solutions to meet the industrial, commercial and residential needs of tomorrow’s global economy. Our products have been rigorously tested and independently validated by global gas authorities as vastly safer than acetylene, the most dangerous industrial gas in use today. 

Lastly, we strive to deliver products that offer significant function superiority at a reduced cost to the end consumer. Through these efforts, we support 9 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For more information, please visit our website at www.taronisfuels.com/

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements relate to future events, including our ability to raise capital, or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our public filings with the SEC are available from commercial document retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

Investor Contacts:
Michael Khorassani
IR@TaronisFuels.com