Giga-tronics Incorporated Reports Fiscal 2022 First Quarter Results

Dublin, California, UNITED STATES

DUBLIN, Calif., Aug. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Giga-tronics Incorporated (OTCQB: GIGA) (the “Company”) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 which ended June 26, 2021:

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 versus First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Highlights

  • Revenue declined 42% to $2.1 million for the first fiscal quarter of fiscal 2022 from $3.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
    • Microsource filter revenue declined by 18% to $2.0 million versus $2.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 which was primarily due to a delay of new orders.
    • RADAR and Electronic Warfare (“RADAR/EW”) test revenue was $51,000 versus $1.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 due to lower than anticipated customer orders in the first quarter of fiscal 2022.
  • Gross profit decreased to $0.8 million in the first quarter fiscal 2022 from $1.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 mainly due to the lower revenue in fiscal 2022.
  • Engineering expenses decreased by $35,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 versus the comparable prior year period, primarily due to non-recurring engineering expenses for a service contract which were allocated to cost of revenue.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by $129,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 versus the comparable prior year period primarily due to an increase in stock-based compensation of $79,000 as well as an increase in sales personnel and increased expenses associated with the fiscal year-end 2021 audit.
  • Net loss attributable to common shareholders for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 increased to (860,000) or ($0.32) per share compared to net income of $72,000 or $0.03 per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 primarily due to the decrease in revenue of $1.5 million and the issuance costs in connection with pre-funded warrants issued during April 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA, which we define as earnings before income taxes, net interest expense, net other income or expense, share-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, was a loss of ($493,000) in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to income of $252,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.  
  • Current liabilities on June 26, 2021 include a $1.7 million prefunded warrant liability. Certain terms of the warrant agreement were amended on July 28, 2021 which resulted in the reclassification of the prefunded warrant liability to equity effective on July 28,2021.

John Regazzi, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, “We experienced delays in the procurement of our RADAR/EW Test systems and in the receipt of new contracts for additional RADAR filters, which resulted in substantially lower revenue for the quarter. The resulting lower gross profit was the primary reason for the reported losses.”

Mr. Regazzi added, "However, we are now seeing signs that business activity is improving. Since the beginning of fiscal year 2022, which began on March 28, 2021, we have received $3.7M in new orders associated with our Microsource filters and oscillators.   In addition, the US Government has streamlined its procurement process associated with several major Electronic Warfare programs we are supporting in order to help meet critical timelines and lower the cost of procurements. With a new procurement method being put in place, we anticipate a more predictable and increasing order flow.”

Lutz Henckels, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer stated, “Clearly, the results of the first quarter of fiscal 2022 are disappointing and were mostly driven by the delay of new orders. We have booked over $4.3 million in new orders since April 1, 2021, of which $2.8 million was booked since the beginning of August. Orders for both our Microsource sole source filter business and our RADAR/ EW test business tend to be large so their timing can have a significant impact on our results from quarter to quarter. That said, we are still optimistic about the long-term prospects for our business and believe that fiscal year 2022 will deliver both revenue growth and profits.”

Earnings Conference Call

Giga-tronics will host a conference call on August 11, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss the results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022, which ended June 26, 2021. To participate in the call, dial (888) 517-2470 or (630) 827-6818 and enter PIN Code 8885221#. A replay of the call will subsequently be made available on the Giga-tronics website under “Investor Relations”. The conference call discussion reflects management's views as of August 11, 2021.

About Giga-tronics Incorporated

Giga-tronics Incorporated is a publicly held company, traded on the OTCQB Capital Market under the symbol "GIGA". The Company produces RADAR filters and Microwave Integrated Components for use in military defense applications as well as sophisticated RADAR/EW test products primarily used in electronic warfare test & emulation applications.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Generally, forward- looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should", or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements include, among others, those concerning future product developments, future prospects, future operating results (including, for example, future revenue, growth, expenses, margin and profitability), growth in market share, product competitiveness and expected and potential sales to customers.  Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company and its management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include the Company’s ability to successfully manufacture its RADAR/EW test products; to identify customer needs and to design and implement new features; the timely receipt of components from third-party suppliers; the receipt or timing of future orders for products or services and cancellations or deferrals of existing or future orders; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources; the Company’s ability to manage expenses; the results of pending or threatened litigation; the Company’s ability to successfully implement its business plan; the Company’s need to modify its business plan as a result of these or other risks; the volatility in the market price of the Company’s common stock; and the circumstances relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental responses. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements. For further discussion, see the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 27, 2021 Part I, under the heading "Risk Factors" and Part II, under the heading "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and those in other public filings the Company may make with the SEC.

(In thousands except share data)

  June 26, 2021  March 27, 2021* 
Current assets:        
Cash $1,030  $736 
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of $3 and $3, respectively  394   801 
Inventories  4,404   3,601 
Prepaid expenses  63   100 
Unbilled receivable  941   1,120 
Total current assets  6,832   6,358 
Property and equipment, net  429   455 
Right-of-use asset  781   865 
Other long-term assets  169   169 
Total assets $8,211  $7,847 
Liabilities and shareholders equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable $799  $1,044 
Loan payable, net of discounts and issuance costs  295   683 
Accrued payroll and benefits  523   446 
Deferred revenue  103   7 
Lease obligations  455   445 
Prefunded warrants liability  1,657    
Other current liabilities  281   279 
Total current liabilities  4,113   2,904 
Other non-current liabilities     6 
Long term lease obligations  571   690 
Total liabilities  4,684   3,600 
Shareholders’ equity:        
Preferred stock; no par value; Authorized – 1,000,000 shares:        
Series A convertible preferred stock: 250,000 shares designated; 0 shares issued and outstanding at June 26, 2021 and March 27, 2021      
Series B, C, D convertible preferred stock: 19,500 designated shares; 17,782 shares issued and outstanding at June 26, 2021 and March 27, 2021; (liquidation preference of $3,367 at June 26, 2021 and March 27, 2021)  2,745   2,745 
Series E convertible preferred stock: 100,000 designated shares; 5,700 shares issued and outstanding at June 26, 2021 and 9,200 shares at March 27, 2021; (liquidation preference of $214 at June 26, 2021 and $345 at March 27, 2021)  90   177 
Common stock; no par value; Authorized – 13,333,333 shares; 2,725,010 shares issued and outstanding at June 26, 2021 and 2,635,856 shares at March 27, 2021  32,736   32,306 
Accumulated deficit  (32,044)  (30,981)
Total shareholders equity  3,527   4,247 
Total liabilities and shareholders equity $8,211  $7,847 

See Accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
* Derived from the audited financial statements as of and for the fiscal year ended March 27, 2021.

(In thousands except per share data)

  Three Months Ended 
  June 26, 2021   June 27, 2020  
Net revenue:        
Goods $51  $1,109 
Services  1,999   2,439 
Total revenue  2,050   3,548 
Cost of revenue  1,250   2,034 
Gross profit  800   1,514 
Operating expenses:        
Engineering  402   437 
Selling, general and administrative  1,098   969 
Total operating expenses  1,500   1,406 
Operating income (loss)  (700)  108 
Interest expense, net and other:        
Other expense, net  (111)   
Interest expense, net  (3)  (33)
Income (loss) before income taxes  (814)  75 
Provision for income taxes      
Net income (loss)  (814)  75 
Deemed dividend on Series E preferred stock  (3)  (3)
Cumulative dividends on converted Series E preferred stock  (43)   
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders $(860) $72 
Income (loss) per common share – basic $(0.32) $0.03 
Income (loss) per common share – diluted $(0.32) $0.03 
Weighted average common shares used in per share calculation:        
Basic  2,725   2,636 
Diluted  2,725   2,826 

See Accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation (Dollars in thousands) Three Months Ended 
  June 26, 2021  June 27, 2020 
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders $(860) $72 
Cumulative and deemed dividends on Series E preferred stock  46   3 
Net income (loss) $(814) $75 
Depreciation and amortization  52   68 
Share-based compensation  155   76 
Other expense, net  111    
Interest  3   33 
Adjusted EBITDA $(493) $252 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Adjusted EBITDA is non-GAAP measure that does not have a standardized definition under U.S. GAAP. The Company has provided this non-GAAP measure in this press release because management believes it measures the Company’s operating performance and free cash flow in a manner useful to investors. The Company defines “Adjusted EBITDA” as net income (loss) before income taxes, net interest expense, net other income or expense, share-based compensation (non-cash), depreciation and amortization.


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