VivoPower International PLC Reports Preliminary Unaudited Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2021

London, UNITED KINGDOM


Completed strategic transformation to sustainable energy solution (“SES”)
Acquired Tembo e-LV; distribution partner potential commitments for nearly 5,000 electric vehicle conversion kits
Raised $32 million in net proceeds from equity offerings; balance sheet fortified
Annual revenues of $40.4 million, impacted by COVID lockdowns
Underlying EBITDA decline to ($1.4) million loss from $3.9 million profit in FY20

LONDON, Aug. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) (“VivoPower,” the “Company”) today announced its preliminary results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.

Highlights for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021:

  • Annual group revenues of $40.4 million, down 16% year-on-year, primarily due to COVID-19 related lockdowns resulting in project deferrals and operational disruptions, particularly in the Australian market
  • Gross profit margin increased from 15% to 16% despite revenue drop, due to operational efficiencies
  • Underlying EBITDA loss of ($1.4) million (versus EBITDA profit of $3.9m in FY20) due to increase in group overheads to support hyperscaling of Tembo and SES (including $1.9m for Tembo, $0.8m for SES, and $1.5m group corporate costs)
  • Statutory net after-tax loss of ($8.0) million for FY21 and earnings per share (“EPS”) of ($0.49) per share, as compared to a ($5.1) million loss and ($0.38) per share in FY20
  • Adjusted net after-tax loss of ($5.1) million and adjusted EPS of ($0.31) per share as compared to a ($1.7) million loss and ($0.12) per share respectively for FY20
  • Raised $32 million in net equity proceeds on Nasdaq (including via an ATM facility)
  • Reduced group net debt to $14.5 million from $23.1 million
  • Completed acquisition of 100% of Tembo e-LV for an aggregate price of $7.1 million cash plus $0.2 million equity
  • Secured nearly 5,000 potential commitments for Tembo electric light vehicle (“e-LV”) conversion kits; continuing to build out global Tembo distribution network
  • Electric vehicle (“EV”) conversion program with Toyota Australia for LandCruiser using Tembo kits
  • Completed feasibility study for first full-suite, turnkey SES project for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to pursue net zero carbon status
  • Secured full ownership of U.S. solar development portfolio (formerly a JV) representing 682 MW-DC of total renewable generating capacity
  • Recognised as a Real Leaders Impact company for the first time, ranking in the top 50 globally

A reconciliation of IFRS (“International Financial Reporting Standards”) to non-IFRS financial measures has been provided in the financial statement table included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below, under the heading “About Non-IFRS Financial Measures.”

“The financial year ended June 30, 2021, was on the one hand very difficult due to COVID lockdowns in our key markets, especially Australia, but on the other hand very positive in that we now have a strategic SES platform that underpins a very strong growth trajectory,” said Kevin Chin, VivoPower’s Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our financial results were adversely impacted by COVID lockdowns that have delayed fulfillment of contracts and increased operating costs due to supply chain disruptions. No doubt, we will be contending with continued disruptions in the short term. However, we believe the tailwinds for our SES strategy have only strengthened and augur well for the medium to long term outlook. This time last year, we announced the SES strategy, but we were missing a key plank, being the electric vehicles. We were able to execute in relation to our stated SES strategy over the past year following the acquisition of Tembo and have secured nearly 5,000 potential commitments for our e-LV conversion kits through distribution partners over the next five to six years. One of our key objectives for the next 12 months is to expand our distribution relationships globally and we expect to be announcing further orders in due course.”

About Non-IFRS Financial Measures

Our preliminary results include certain non-IFRS financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net after-tax loss and adjusted EPS. Management believes that the use of these non-IFRS financial measures provides consistency and comparability with our past financial performance, facilitates period-to-period comparisons of our results of operations, and also facilitates comparisons with peer companies, many of which use similar non-IFRS or non-GAAP (“Generally Accepted Accounting Principles”) financial measures to supplement their IFRS or GAAP results. Non-IFRS results are presented for supplemental informational purposes only to aid in understanding our results of operations. The non-IFRS results should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with IFRS, and may be different from non-IFRS or non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

The table included in this press release titled “Reconciliation of Adjusted (Underlying) EBITDA to IFRS Financial Measures” provides reconciliations of non-IFRS financial measures to the most recent directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS.

   
  Year ended June 30
Reconciliation of Adjusted (Underlying) EBITDA to IFRS Financial Measures (US dollars in thousands)  2021 2020 
Net loss for the period (7,958)(5,103)
Income tax (115)713 
Foreign exchange gains and losses (2,093)(33)
Interest income and expense 2,504 3,182 
Non-cash share-based compensation 1,078 - 
Restructuring and other non-recurring costs 2,880 3,410 
Depreciation and amortization 2,256 1,768 
Adjusted (Underlying) EBITDA (1,448)3,937 
      

The table included in this press release titled “Reconciliation of Adjusted (Underlying) net after-tax loss and adjusted (underlying) EPS to IFRS Financial Measures” provides reconciliations of non-IFRS financial measures to the most recent directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS.

   
  Year ended June 30
Non-IFRS Financial Measures (US dollars in thousands - except where indicated otherwise) 2021 2020 
Net loss for the period (7,958)(5,103)
Restructuring and other non-recurring costs 2,880 3,410 
Adjusted (Underlying) net loss for the year (5,078)(1,693)
Weighted average number of shares used in computing (loss)/earnings per share (shares) 16,306,494 13,557,376 
Group Basic EPS (Statutory) (dollars) (0.49)(0.38)
Restructuring and other non-recuring costs per share (dollars) 0.18 0.26 
Group Adjusted (Underlying) EPS (dollars) (0.31)(0.12)
      

About VivoPower

VivoPower is a sustainable energy solutions company focused on battery storage, electric solutions for customized and ruggedized fleet applications, solar and critical power technology and services. The Company's core purpose is to provide its customers with turnkey decarbonization solutions that enable them to move toward net zero carbon status. VivoPower is a certified B Corporation with operations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Forward-Looking Statements

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