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CORRECTION – Dragonfly Energy Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial and Operational Results

/EIN News/ -- Please see the updated press release below, which includes previously omitted tables reconciling non-GAAP financial measures.

  • Dragonfly Energy has continued its expansion into the trucking industry, taking new orders for both its Battle Born® All-Electric APUs and Battle Born® Liftgate Power Systems from fleet operators since the beginning of 2024.
  • The Company is announcing certification of its energy storage products for use in oil & gas operations in North America, and identification of first customer within the sector.
  • The Company anticipates a continuing recovery in the RV market throughout 2024, which is expected to benefit the OEM business line, particularly with ongoing market share growth.

RENO, Nev., May 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp. (“Dragonfly Energy” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: DFLI), maker of Battle Born Batteries® and an industry leader in energy storage, today reported its financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights

  • Net Sales were $12.5 million, compared to $18.8 million in Q1 2023
  • Gross Profit was $3.1 million, compared to $4.7 million in Q1 2023
  • Operating expenses were $(8.9) million, compared to $(14.6) million in Q1 2023
  • Net Loss of $(10.4) million, compared to Net Income of $4.8 million in Q1 2023
  • Diluted Net Loss per share was $(0.17), compared to Net Income of $0.10 per share in Q1 2023
  • EBITDA was $(5.3) million, compared to $8.9 million in Q1 2023
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $(5.2) million, compared to $(5.1) million in Q1 2023

Operational and Business Highlights

  • The Company has begun taking orders for its Battle Born® All-Electric auxiliary power units (“APUs”) and Battle Born® Liftgate Power Systems from trucking providers and fleet operators
  • Today announced certification of the Company’s energy storage products for use in oil & gas operations in North America
  • Announced partnership with the National Forest Foundation to plant trees in honor of Earth Day (link)
  • Announced the results of a cost and sustainability assessment of the Company’s patented dry electrode battery manufacturing process, which concluded that Dragonfly Energy’s process was significantly more sustainable than conventional battery cell manufacturing processes (link)
  • Announced partnership with Velociti Inc. to provide the Company’s customers access to Velociti’s Instant ROI and VeloCare programs when deploying its Battle Born® All-Electric APU (link)
  • Announced receipt of the Business of the Year award for 2024 at the annual Nevada Business Awards (link)
  • Announced the successful production of lithium battery cells with PFAS-free electrodes, in anticipation of tightening regulation of “forever chemicals” (link)

“I am incredibly excited about where Dragonfly Energy stands right now as a company and our opportunities for growth over the long-term,” said Dr. Denis Phares, Chief Executive Officer of Dragonfly Energy. “Combining a valuable brand, a robust intellectual property portfolio, a recovering core market, and the potential for rapid expansion into significant adjacent markets we believe uniquely positions us to further transform the battery industry. Our focus remains on the cost-effective domestic manufacturing of lithium battery cells, a technology we expect will be a critical component of the global energy landscape for decades to come.”

First Quarter 2024 Financial and Operating Results

First quarter 2024 Net Sales were $12.5 million, compared to $18.8 million in the first quarter of 2023. This decrease was primarily due to lower battery and accessory sales offset by a higher average sales price. For the first quarter 2024, direct-to-consumers (“DTC”) net sales decreased by $4.8 million, compared to $10.0 million in the first quarter of 2023 due to decreased customer demand for our products due to rising interest rates and inflation. Original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”) revenue decreased by $1.5 million, compared to $8.7 million in the first quarter of 2023 primarily due to the Company’s largest RV customer changing the Company’s product from a standard offering to an option. Excluding this customer, RV OEM sales were up 69% year over year for the first quarter 2024, largely due to sales to new customers such as Forest River, as well as standardization expansion of the Battle Born Batteries® Brand of products across Airstream and nuCamp’s product lines.  

First quarter 2024 Gross Profit was $3.1 million, compared to $4.7 million in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease in the Company’s gross profit was primarily due to a lower unit volume of sales.

Operating Expenses in the first quarter of 2024 were $(8.9) million, compared to $(14.6) million in the first quarter of 2023. The decrease was primarily driven by reduced headcount, lower shipping costs, lower legal costs, and lower overall stock-based compensation costs.

Total Other Expense in the first quarter of 2024 was $(4.5) million, compared to Total Other Income of $14.7 million in the first quarter of 2023. Other expense of $(4.5) million in the quarter ended March 31, 2024 is comprised primarily of interest expense of $4.8 million related to our debt securities offset by a change in fair market value of warrant liability in the amount of $0.2 million.

The Company had a Net Loss of $(10.4) million, or $(0.17) per diluted share in the first quarter of 2024, compared to Net Income of $4.8 million or $0.10 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2023. This result was driven by lower sales partially offset by lower cost of goods sold, and lower operating expenses, and a decrease in other income (due to the change in fair market value of the Company’s warrants).

EBITDA in the first quarter of 2024 was $(5.3) million, compared to $8.9 million in the first quarter of 2023.

In the first quarter of 2024, Adjusted EBITDA excluding stock-based compensation, changes in the fair market value of the Company’s warrants, and other one-time expenses, was a $(5.2) million, compared to a $(5.1) million for the first quarter of 2023.

The Company ended the first quarter with $8.5 million in cash, down from $12.7 million that was available as of the end year ended 2023. Dragonfly Energy’s uses of cash in the first quarter of 2024 included payment for critical cell manufacturing equipment, as well as acceleration of payments to vendors, who the Company sees as crucial partners as it expands into new markets.

The Company’s $150 million equity line of credit remains effectively unutilized. The Company believes that it controls appropriate levers to manage its liquidity position and enable it to execute on plans to enter new markets, take advantage of new opportunities, and continue research and development efforts.

Oil & Gas Market Entry

The Company is proud to announce that it has achieved full certification for its energy storage products to be deployed for use in oil & gas operations in North America. As a result of this certification, the Company is pleased to announce it is working with its previously announced partner, Connexa Energy Company (“Connexa”), to deliver a power product to market leading natural gas compressor packager Alegacy Equipment and their dedicated affiliate Agnes Systems.

The power system, which Connexa will integrate, will be used in natural gas compression equipment to reduce methane emissions across the oilfield. The Company expects the first of these systems to be deployed over the summer.

Dragonfly Energy expects this new business line to begin contributing to net sales by the fourth quarter of 2024.

Q2 2024 Outlook

The Company believes that the RV market is showing signs of recovery. In addition, the Company believes that its entry into the heavy-duty trucking market, while still in its early stages, is gaining traction and has the potential to be a more meaningful revenue contributor in the second half of 2024.

Q2 2024 Guidance

  • Net Sales are expected to range between $14.0 - $15.0 million
  • Gross Margin is expected in the range of 24.0% - 26.0%
  • Operating Expenses are expected to be in a range of $(8.5) - $(9.5) million
  • Other Income (Expense) is expected be an expense in the range of $(3.0) – $(4.0) million
  • Net Loss is expected to be between $(8.0) - $(10.0) million for the second quarter of 2024, or $(0.13) - $(0.16) per share based on approximately 61.0 million shares outstanding

Webcast Information

The Dragonfly Energy management team will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2024 financial and operational results this afternoon, Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 5:00 pm E.T. The call can be accessed live via webcast by clicking here, or through the Events and Presentations page within the Investor Relations section of Dragonfly Energy’s website at https://investors.dragonflyenergy.com/events-and-presentations/default.aspx. The call can also be accessed live via telephone by dialing (646) 564-2877, toll-free in North America (800) 549-8228, or for international callers +1 (289) 819-1520, and referencing conference ID: 23810. Please log in to the webcast or dial in to the call at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.

An archive of the webcast will be available for a period of time shortly after the call on the Events and Presentations page on the Investor Relations section of Dragonfly Energy’s website, along with the earnings press release.

About Dragonfly Energy

Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: DFLI) is a comprehensive lithium battery technology company, specializing in cell manufacturing, battery pack assembly, and full system integration. Through its renowned Battle Born Batteries® brand, Dragonfly Energy has established itself as a frontrunner in the lithium battery industry, with hundreds of thousands of reliable battery packs deployed in the field through top-tier OEMs and a diverse retail customer base. At the forefront of domestic lithium battery cell production, Dragonfly Energy’s patented dry electrode manufacturing process can deliver chemistry-agnostic power solutions for a broad spectrum of applications, including energy storage systems, electric vehicles, and consumer electronics. The Company's overarching mission is the future deployment of its proprietary, nonflammable, all-solid-state battery cells.

To learn more about Dragonfly Energy and its commitment to clean energy advancements, visit www.dragonflyenergy.com/investors.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and statements regarding the Company’s intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s guidance for 2024, results of operations and financial position, planned products and services, business strategy and plans, market size and growth opportunities, competitive position and technological and market trends. Some of these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words, including “may,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “predict,” “plan,” “targets,” “projects,” “could,” “would,” “continue,” “forecast” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar expressions.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors (some of which are beyond the Company’s control) which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that may impact such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: improved recovery in the Company’s core markets, including the RV market; the Company’s ability to successfully increase market penetration into target markets; the Company’s ability to penetrate the heavy-duty trucking and other new markets; the growth of the addressable markets that the Company intends to target; the Company’s ability to retain members of its senior management team and other key personnel; the Company’s ability to maintain relationships with key suppliers including suppliers in China; the Company’s ability to maintain relationships with key customers; the Company’s ability to access capital as and when needed under its $150 million ChEF Equity Facility; the Company’s ability to protect its patents and other intellectual property; the Company’s ability to successfully utilize its patented dry electrode battery manufacturing process and optimize solid state cells as well as to produce commercially viable solid state cells in a timely manner or at all, and to scale to mass production; the Company’s ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of its customer arrangements with THOR Industries and THOR Industries’ affiliated brands (including Keystone RV Company); the impact of the coronavirus disease pandemic, including any mutations or variants thereof and/or the Russian/Ukrainian conflict; the Company’s ability to generate revenue from future product sales and its ability to achieve and maintain profitability; and the Company’s ability to compete with other manufacturers in the industry and its ability to engage target customers and successfully convert these customers into meaningful orders in the future. These and other risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 to be filed with the SEC and in the Company’s subsequent filings with the SEC available at www.sec.gov.

If any of these risks materialize or any of the Company’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company presently does not know or that it currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date they were made. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

Investor Relations:
Caldwell Bailey
ICR, Inc.
DragonflyIR@icrinc.com


Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
             
                As of
 
        March 31, 2024   December 31, 2023
Current Assets        
  Cash   $ 8,501     $ 12,713  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses     2,247       1,639  
  Inventory     33,578       38,778  
  Prepaid expenses     843       772  
  Prepaid inventory     1,468       1,381  
  Prepaid income tax     345       519  
  Other current assets     709       118  
    Total Current Assets     47,691       55,920  
Property and Equipment        
    Property and Equipment, Net     16,770       15,969  
  Operating lease right of use asset     23,988       3,315  
  Total Assets   $ 88,449     $ 75,204  
             
Current Liabilities        
  Accounts payable   $ 9,550     $ 10,258  
  Accrued payroll and other liabilities     8,295       7,107  
  Accrued tariffs     1,800       1,713  
  Customer deposits     231       201  
  Uncertain tax position liability     91       91  
  Notes payable, net of deferred financing fees     21,837       19,683  
  Operating lease liability, current portion     1,682       1,288  
  Financing lease liability, current portion     37       36  
    Total Current Liabilities     43,523       40,377  
Long-Term Liabilities        
  Warrant liabilities     4,227       4,463  
  Accrued expenses, long-term     69       152  
  Operating lease liability, net of current portion     22,763       2,234  
  Financing lease liability, net of current portion     56       66  
  Total Long-Term Liabilities     27,115       6,915  
Total Liabilities     70,638       47,292  
             
Equity          
  Preferred stock, 5,000,000 shares at $0.0001 par value, authorized, no shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively
       
         
  Common stock, 250,000,000 shares at $0.0001 par value, authorized, 60,260,282 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively



       
      -       -  
      6       6  
Additional paid in capital     69,711       69,445  
Retained deficit     (51,906 )     (41,539 )
Total Equity     17,811       27,912  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 88,449     $ 75,204  



Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp.
Unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated Statement of Operations
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except share and per share data)



          2024       2023  
             
Net Sales   $ 12,505     $ 18,791  
             
Cost of Goods Sold     9,454       14,124  
             
Gross Profit     3,051       4,667  
             
Operating Expenses        
  Research and development     1,333       880  
  General and administrative     4,813       9,495  
  Selling and marketing     2,744       4,184  
             
Total Operating Expenses     8,890       14,559  
             
  Loss From Operations     (5,839 )     (9,892 )
             
Other Income (Expense)        
  Interest expense     (4,760 )     (3,856 )
  Other Expense     (4 )     -  
  Change in fair market value of warrant liability     236       18,523  
    Total Other (Expense) Income     (4,528 )     14,667  
             
Net (Loss) Income Before Taxes     (10,367 )     4,775  
             
Income Tax (Benefit) Expense     -       -  
             
Net (Loss) Income   $ (10,367 )   $ 4,775  
             
Net (Loss) Income Per Share- Basic   $ (0.17 )   $ 0.11  
Net (Loss) Income Per Share- Diluted   $ (0.17 )   $ 0.10  
Weighted Average Number of Shares- Basic     60,260,282       45,104,515  
Weighted Average Number of Shares- Diluted     60,260,282       48,455,996  



Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)

          2024       2023  
Cash flows from Operating Activities        
Net (Loss) Income   $ (10,367 )   $ 4,775  
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Net Cash        
Used in Operating Activities        
  Stock based compensation     266       4,487  
  Amortization of debt discount     894       219  
  Change in fair market value of warrant liability     (236 )     (18,523 )
  Non-cash interest expense (paid-in-kind)     1,260       1,238  
  Provision for credit losses     47       52  
  Depreciation and amortization     332       297  
  Amortization of right of use assets     422       308  
  Loss on disposal of property and equipment     -       116  
Changes in Assets and Liabilities        
  Accounts receivable     (655 )     (1,577 )
  Inventories     5,200       (1,966 )
  Prepaid expenses     (71 )     (196 )
  Prepaid inventory     (87 )     299  
  Other current assets     (591 )     (129 )
  Income taxes payable     174       -  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (100 )     6,465  
  Accrued tariffs     87       117  
  Customer deposits     30       180  
Total Adjustments     6,972       (8,613 )
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities     (3,395 )     (3,838 )
             
Cash Flows From Investing Activities        
  Purchase of property and equipment     (817 )     (589 )
  Net Cash Used in Investing Activities     (817 )     (589 )



Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)


          2024       2023  
Cash Flows From Financing Activities      
  Proceeds from public offering, net   -       597  
  Proceeds from note payable, related party   2,700       1,000  
  Repayment of note payable, related party   (2,700 )     -  
  Proceeds from exercise of public warrants   -       747  
  Proceeds from exercise of options   -       93  
  Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   -       2,437  
             
Net Decrease in Cash and cash equivalents   (4,212 )     (1,990 )
Cash and cash equivalents - Beginning of period   12,713       17,781  
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period $ 8,501     $ 15,791  
             
Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:      
  Cash paid for interest $ 2,390     $ 2,003  
  Purchases of property and equipment, not yet paid $ 412     $ 352  
  Recognition of right of use asset obtained in exchange for operating lease liability $ 21,095     $ -  
  Cashless exercise of liability classified warrants $ -     $ 10,167  
                 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company provides non-GAAP financial measures including EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a supplement to GAAP financial information to enhance the overall understanding of the Company’s financial performance and to assist investors in evaluating the Company’s results of operations, period over period. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude significant unusual items. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures as a supplement to, and not a substitute for financial information prepared on a GAAP basis.

Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA is considered a non-GAAP financial measure under the rules of the SEC because it excludes certain amounts included in net loss calculated in accordance with GAAP. Specifically, the Company calculates Adjusted EBITDA by GAAP net loss adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, business combination related expenses and other one-time, non-recurring items.

The Company has included Adjusted EBITDA because it is a key measure used by Dragonfly’s management team to evaluate its operating performance, generate future operating plans, and make strategic decisions, including those relating to operating expenses. As such, the Company believes Adjusted EBITDA is helpful in highlighting trends in the ongoing core operating results of the business.

Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and it should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of net loss or other results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company’s cash expenditures, future requirements for capital expenditures, or contractual commitments;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Company’s working capital needs;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the Company’s tax expense or the cash requirements to pay taxes;
  • although amortization and depreciation are non-cash charges, the assets being amortized and depreciated will often have to be replaced in the future and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items for which the Company may adjust in historical periods; and
  • other companies in the industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than the Company does, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
The following table presents reconciliations of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for each of the periods indicated.


  Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp.
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2024 and 2023
(in thousands)

          2024       2023  
EBITDA Calculation        
Net (Loss) Income Before Taxes   $ (10,367 )   $ 4,775  
  Interest Expense     4,760       3,856  
  Taxes     -       0  
  Depreciation and Amortization     332       297  
EBITDA   $ (5,275 )   $ 8,928  
             
Adjustments to EBITDA        
  Stock Based Compensation     266       4,487  
  Change in fair market value of warrant liability     (236 )     (18,523 )
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (5,245 )   $ (5,108 )


Source: Dragonfly Energy Holdings Corp.


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