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Giga-tronics Reports 55% Increase in Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Revenue

DUBLIN, Calif., Feb. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Giga-tronics Incorporated (OTCQB: GIGA) (the “Company”) reported results for the third fiscal quarter and nine months ended December 26, 2020.

Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Highlights

  • Revenue grew 55% to $4.1 million, compared to third quarter fiscal 2020  
    • Microsource filter revenue was $2.5 million; consistent with the third quarter of 2020  
    • Radar/EW test revenue was $1.6 million versus $193,000 in third quarter of 2020
  • Engineering expense for the third quarter increased 42% primarily due to R&D expenditures in connection with the development of RADAR/EW test products
  • SG&A expense was 23% of revenue, compared to 31% of revenue in the same quarter last year
  • Net income attributable to common shareholders for the third fiscal quarter 2021 was $830,000, or $0.33 per basic and $0.28 per fully diluted share, compared to a loss of $1.4 million or ($0.58) per basic and fully diluted share for the same period last year. Net income for the third fiscal quarter 2021 includes a one-time, non-cash gain upon debt extinguishment of $791,000 related to the forgiveness of the Company’s PPP loan. Net loss in the third quarter of fiscal 2020 includes a one-time, non-cash expense of approximately $1.2 million or ($0.51) per fully diluted share related to a cumulative deemed dividend resulting from the issuance of common shares in exchange for shares of the Company’s Series E preferred stock.
  • EBITDA (earnings before income taxes, depreciation, and amortization) was $1.0 million, compared to $28,000 for the same quarter in fiscal 2020  

First Nine Months Fiscal 2021 Highlights

  • Revenue for the nine-month period ended December 26, 2020 was $10.3 million compared to $9.2 million for the same prior year period  
    • Microsource filter revenue in the first nine months of 2021 increased slightly to $6.8 million
    • Radar/EW test revenue increased to $3.5 million versus $2.6 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2020  
  • Engineering expense for the nine months increased 41% primarily due to R&D expenditures in connection with the development of RADAR/ EW test products
  • SG&A expense for the nine-month period was 27% of revenue, compared to 29% of revenue in the nine-month period last year
  • Net income attributable to common shareholders for the nine-month period was $425,000 or $0.17 per basic and $0.14 per fully diluted share, compared to a loss of $1.4 million or ($0.55) per basic and fully diluted share, for the same period last year.   Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2021 includes a one-time, non-cash gain upon debt extinguishment of $791,000 related to the forgiveness of the Company’s PPP loan. Net loss in the first nine months of fiscal 2020 includes a one-time, non-cash expense of $1.2 million or ($0.51) per fully diluted share related to the Company’s issuance of common shares in exchange for Series E preferred shares as described above.
  • EBITDA for the nine-month period was $921,000 compared to $630,000 in the same period in fiscal 2020

Improved Liquidity

  • As of December 26, 2020 cash and equivalents more than doubled from March 28, 2020 to $1.3 million, loans payable net of issuance cost decreased to $273,000 from $1.3 million, and shareholders’ equity increased to $4.9 million, all of which was mainly due to the gain upon debt extinguishment of $791,000 related to the forgiveness of the Company’s PPP loan.

John Regazzi, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, “Over the past three years we have been executing a significant reorientation of the business, focused on prioritizing growth of the Radar/EW testing division. We are seeing increasing interest for the use of our solutions in an expanding group of applications across the armed forces. With that in mind, we continue to invest in engineering and R&D to enhance our solutions to be in the best position to capture the market opportunity in front of us. Our Microwave filter division, which has encountered some delays in receiving orders, saw a return to order activity during the third quarter which was consistent with the previous year. As we move through the balance of fiscal 2021, we remain on track for a strong year.”  

Lutz Henckels, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer stated, “Our growth this quarter reflects the heightened interest we’re seeing for our Radar/EW threat emulation products across a growing list of customers and applications.  Our product is now used not only in the lab, but also on the pilot training range.  With over $24 million invested in our technology, it is gratifying to see our solution gaining traction and we remain focused on gaining market share in the $400 million EW threat emulation market.  In addition to delivering strong revenue performance, we continued to manage our costs and drive margins while investing in the development of industry-leading solutions.  Furthermore, our Company’s liquidity improved during the quarter with increased cash and reduced debt, and we are confident that the combined Microwave Filter and Radar EW businesses will continue to gain traction as we move through the end of the fiscal year.”   

Earnings Conference Call

Giga-tronics will host a conference call today, February 4, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss the third quarter results. To participate in the call, dial (888) 517-2470 or (630) 827-6818, and enter PIN Code 7216551#. The call will also be broadcast over the internet at www.gigatronics.com under "Investor Relations." The conference call discussion reflects management's views as of February 4, 2021.

About Giga-tronics Incorporated

Giga-tronics is a publicly held company, traded on the OTCQB Capital Market under the symbol "GIGA". Giga-tronics produces RADAR filters and Microwave Integrated Components for use in military defense applications as well as sophisticated RADAR and Electronic Warfare (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 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 28, 2020 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.

Contact:   Agency Contact:
Lutz Henckels John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau
Executive Vice President, CFO, COO  IMS Investor Relations
lhenckels@gigatronics.com  203.972.9200
(925) 328-4650 ext. 4698  jnesbett@institutionalms.com




GIGA-TRONICS INCORPORATED
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

           
(In thousands except share data)   December 26,
2020
    March 28,
2020
Assets                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash-equivalents   $ 1,348       $ 657    
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of $8 and $8, respectively     212         932    
Inventories, net     3,136         3,261    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     2,393         2,209    
Total current assets     7,089         7,059    
Property and equipment, net     456         508    
Right of use asset     946         1,183    
Other long-term assets     176         176    
Total assets   $ 8,667       $ 8,926    
Liabilities and shareholders' equity                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 1,344       $ 803    
Loans payable, net of discounts and issuance costs     273         1,320    
Accrued payroll and benefits     515         300    
Deferred revenue             159    
Lease obligations     440         426    
Other current liabilities     331         364    
Total current liabilities     2,903         3,372    
Other non-current liabilities     30         119    
Long term lease obligations     804         1,135    
Total liabilities     3,737         4,626    
Shareholders' equity:                
Preferred stock; no par value; Authorized - 1,000,000 shares
Series A convertible- designated 250,000 shares; no shares at December 26, 2020 and March 28, 2020 issued and outstanding
               
Series B, C, D convertible - designated 19,500 shares; 17,781.64 shares at December 26, 2020 and March 28, 2020 outstanding; (liquidation preference of $3,367 at December 26, 2020 and March 28, 2020)     2,745         2,745    
Series E convertible- designated 100,000 shares; 9,200 shares at December 26, 2020 and March 28, 2020 outstanding; (liquidation preference of $345 at December 26, 2020 and March 28, 2020)     177         177    
Common stock; no par value; Authorized – 13,333,333 shares; 2,635,856 shares at December 26, 2020 and March 28, 2020 issued and outstanding     32,157         31,952    
Accumulated deficit     (30,149 )       (30,574 )  
Total shareholders' equity     4,930         4,300    
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 8,667       $ 8,926    




GIGA-TRONICS INCORPORATED
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

    Three Month Periods Ended   Nine Month Periods Ended
(In thousands except per share data)   December 26,
2020
    December 28,
2019
    December 26,
2020
    December 28,
2019
 
Net revenue                        
Goods   $ 1,559     $ 193     $ 3,490     $ 2,576  
Services     2,525       2,439       6,834       6,589  
Total revenue     4,084       2,632       10,324       9,165  
Cost of sales     2,527       1,534       6,213       5,288  
Gross profit     1,557       1,098       4,111       3,877  
      38 %     42 %     40 %     42 %
Operating expenses:                        
Engineering     557       393       1,548       1,097  
Selling, general and administrative     937       819       2,832       2,617  
Total operating expenses     1,494       1,212       4,380       3,714  
                         
Operating income (loss)     63       (114 )     (269 )     163  
Gain on extinguishment of PPP loan     791             791        
Interest expense:                        
Interest expense, net     (21 )     (42 )     (85 )     (166 )
Interest expense from accretion of loan discount                       (19 )
Total interest expense, net     (21 )     (42 )     (85 )     (185 )
Income (loss) before income taxes     833       (156 )     437       (22 )
Provision for income taxes                 2       2  
Net income (loss)   $ 833     $ (156 )   $ 435     $ (24 )
Deemed dividend on Series E shares   $ (3 )   $ (18 )   $ (10 )   $ (96 )
Cumulative dividends on Series E shares           (1,240 )           (1,240 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders   $ 830     $ (1,414 )   $ 425     $ (1,360 )
Depreciation and amortization     35       44       116       140  
Amortization of demo equipment     26       32       78       98  
Share-based compensation     63       67       205       229  
Income taxes                 2       2  
Interest and dividends     24       1,299       95       1,521  
EBITDA   $ 978     $ 28     $ 921     $ 630  
                         
Income (loss) per common share - basic   $ 0.33     $ (0.58 )   $ 0.17     $ (0.55 )
Income (loss) per common share - diluted   $ 0.28     $ (0.58 )   $ 0.14     $ (0.55 )
                         
Weighted average shares used in per share calculation:                        
Basic     2,549       2,451       2,549       2,451  
Diluted     2,933       2,451       2,933       2,451  

 


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