NEODESHA, Kan., Aug. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (NYSE American: UAVS) (“AgEagle or the “Company”), an industry leading provider of UAVs and advanced aerial imagery, data collection and analytics solutions, today announced its second quarter financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.
Key Financial Highlights
Revenue increased 516% to $408,000 from $66,000 for the six-month comparable periods in 2020 and 2019. For the three months ended June 30, 2020, revenue was $16,000 compared to $20,000 for the same three months in the prior year. This decline was primarily due to the impact of COVID-19 on AgEagle’s supply chain, resulting in the delivery delay of certain parts needed for the manufacturing and assembly of drones and related drone package delivery equipment. Approximately $770,000 in revenue, originally expected to be realized in the second quarter, will now be booked in the third quarter.
Gross profit margin on sales for the six-month period ended June 30, 2020 increased significantly to 54% from 20% for the comparable period in 2019. Likewise, gross profit margin on sales also improved for the comparable three-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, rising to 8% from 5%, respectively.
The Company’s net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2020 totaled $1.7 million compared to a net loss of $1.3 million reported for the comparable six months in 2019. For the three months ended June 30, 2020, net loss was $1.3 million compared to a net loss of $739,000 for the same three months in 2019. Overall, the increases in net losses were due to higher operating costs associated to the shifts in our long-term growth strategies.
The net loss available to common stockholders for the current six month reporting period was $10.8 million, or $0.44 loss per share, as a result of non-cash accounting charges relating to our financing activities. This compared to $1.4 million, or $0.10 loss per share, for the comparable six months in 2019. For the same reason, net loss totaled $10.3 million, or $0.31 loss per share, compared to $780,000, or $0.05 loss per share, for the three-month periods in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
As of June 30, 2020, the Company’s balance sheet reflected cash of $12.9 million compared to $718,000 as of December 31, 2019. The Company had no long term debt and total stockholders’ equity increased to $16.0 million compared to $4.3 million as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. The material strengthening of the balance sheet was largely due to the successful closing of equity financings completed in the first half of 2020.
Michael Drozd, Chief Executive Officer of AgEagle, stated, “Since joining AgEagle in mid-May, I have been routinely impressed by my team’s commitment and dedication to AgEagle’s purposeful shift in our long-term business strategy. We are well positioned to weather the effects of the global pandemic and its direct impact on our second quarter revenue recognition. Moreover, we remain focused on the many opportunities for future expansion, buoyed by our strong cash position which has increased to over $25 million due the recent equity financing we recently announced. We expect 2020 be be a record year for AgEagle’s revenue growth and position us to accomplish several key strategic objectives going forward.”
To review the Company’s detailed financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, please refer to our Form 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and accessible at www.sec.gov.
Corporate Update Webcast
The Company’s management will host a webcast on Tuesday, August 18, beginning at 11:00 AM Eastern time to provide a corporate update and discuss recent operational highlights. The webcast will be broadcast live and available for replay via the link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2160/36280. If you encounter any difficulty connecting to the webcast, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at 949-574-3860.
About AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc.
Founded in 2010 and based in Kansas, AgEagle has earned distinction as one of the industry’s leading pioneers of technologically advanced drones and aerial imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions. We are trusted to help the world’s growers, consumer packaged goods companies, and their supply chain partners to proactively assess and manage the health of commercial crops, reduce the chemicals in produced foods and products and preserve and protect natural resources. In addition, we are at the leading edge of providing state and territorial departments of agriculture, growers and processors with registration, oversight, compliance/enforcement, and reporting solutions relating to the United States’ emerging hemp cultivation industry. In late 2019, we began pursuing expansion opportunities within the emerging Drone Logistics and Transportation market with the manufacture and assembly of UAVs designed to meet specifications for drones that are meant to carry packaged goods in urban and suburban areas. For more information, please visit www.ageagle.com.
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