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BRC Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results

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Beat Expectations for Net Revenue, Increasing 42% in 2021 to $233 million

Increases Full Year 2022 Revenue Outlook to $315 million

SALT LAKE CITY, March 16, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BRC Inc. (NYSE: BRCC), a rapidly growing and mission-driven premium coffee company founded to support Veterans, active-duty military, first responders and serve a broad customer base by connecting consumers with great coffee and a unique brand experience, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021.

"Growing customer enthusiasm for our coffee and mission continues to drive strong results as we increase brand awareness. People overwhelmingly want to buy from companies who share their values, and BRCC’s mission is one everyone can get behind," said BRCC Founder and CEO Evan Hafer. "In the fourth quarter, we reached important milestones, placing BRCC ready-to-drink products in over 42,000 doors; and opening our sixteenth retail Outpost. This growth is important as we begin our journey as a public company, and it is essential to increasing our support for the Veteran, active-duty military, and first responder communities who are essential to everything we do at Black Rifle."

"Prior to our offering, we were constrained in terms of capital, capacity and leadership talent. The public listing completed on Feb 9th addresses our capital constraint by adding $150 million to our balance sheet. Our RTD capacity situation is improving as we are in advanced discussions with several co-manufacturers that will enable us to address product demand that is currently unmet. We’ve also added new senior leaders to help us maximize our opportunities in the wholesale and outpost channels. We are more confident than ever in our ability to grow this business for the long term."

Recent Business Highlights

  • Direct to Consumer (DTC) subscribers ended the year at 287,300, a 14% increase from 2020

  • Ready to Drink (RTD) doors grew 300% to 42,370 from 10,600 in 2020

  • Wholesale doors ended 2021 at 2,630, an increase of 127% from 2020

  • Ended the year with 16 Outposts, eight company-owned and eight franchised

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Details

  • Net revenue of $71.8 million, an increase of 19.9% year-over-year

  • Gross profit increased 3.0% to $24.7 million or 34.3% of net revenue

  • Net loss of $4.6 million

  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) of ($0.3) million

Full Year 2021 Financial Details

  • Net revenue of $233.1 million, an increase of 42.2% year-over-year

  • Gross profit increased 29.2% to $89.7 million or 38.5% of net revenue

  • Net loss of $13.8 million

  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) of $0.8 million

Fourth Quarter 2021 Results

Fourth quarter 2021 revenue increased 19.9% to $71.8 million from $59.9 million the fourth quarter of 2020. Direct to Consumer revenue increased 2.9% to $49.6 million compared to $48.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Wholesale revenue increased 74.0% to $17.2 million compared to $9.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, and our Outpost revenue increased 181.1% to $5.1 million versus $1.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. The year-over-year growth in revenue was primarily driven by the continued growth in our Wholesale revenue channel due to expanding points of distribution and strong retail velocities in addition to the opening of four company owned outposts in Q4 of 2021.

Gross profit increased 3.0% to $24.7 million compared to $24.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Gross margins decreased 570 basis points to 34.3% from 40.0% million for the fourth quarter of 2020. The decrease in gross profit was due to inflationary pressures on product and shipping costs (not yet offset by price increases) as well as product mix shift from our higher margin DTC channel into our Wholesale channel, which is principally comprised of sales of RTD.

Marketing expenses increased 5.8% to $11.1 million from $10.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. This increase was driven by increased ad spend to increase brand awareness as well as increased costs for inhouse production of content. As a percentage of revenue, marketing decreased 206 bps to 15.4% versus 17.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Salaries, wages and benefits increased 9.9% to $9.0 million from $8.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, primarily due to the building out of the management teams within the outpost and wholesale channels. As a percentage of revenue, salaries, wages and benefits decreased 115bps to 12.5% as compared to 13.7% for the fourth quarter of 2020.

G&A expenses increased 120.5% to $8.7 million compared to $3.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. This increase is due primarily to increased technology costs and professional services. As a percentage of revenue, G&A increased 550 basis points to 12.1% compared to 6.6% in the fourth quarter of 2020.

In the fourth quarter of 2021, we had a net loss of $4.6 million and an adjusted EBITDA of ($0.3) million. In the fourth quarter of 2020, net income was $1 million and adjusted EBITDA was $2.5 million.

Financial Outlook

BRC Inc. provides guidance based on current market conditions and expectations for revenue, adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, and new outpost openings.

For the full-year fiscal 2022, the Company expects:

  • Net revenue of $315 million

  • Positive Adjusted EBITDA

  • 15 – 20 New Company-owned Outposts

The guidance provided above constitutes forward-looking statements and actual results may differ materially. Refer to the "Forward-Looking Statements" safe harbor section below for information on the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements.

We have not reconciled forward-looking Adjusted EBITDA to its most directly comparable GAAP measure, net income (loss), because we cannot predict with reasonable certainty the ultimate outcome of certain components of such reconciliations, including market-related assumptions that are not within our control, or others that may arise, without unreasonable effort. For these reasons, we are unable to assess the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could materially impact the amount of future net loss. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for additional important information regarding Adjusted EBITDA.

A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, to net loss, its most comparable financial measure under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"), together with additional information about Adjusted EBITDA, has been provided below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and full year 2021 results is scheduled for March 16, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. ET. Those who wish to participate in the call may do so by dialing (877) 407-0609 or (201) 689-8541 for international callers. A webcast of the call will be available on the investor relations page of the Company’s website at Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC). For those unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available after the conclusion of the call on March 16, 2022 through March 23, 2022. The U.S. toll-free replay dial-in number is (877) 660-6853, and the international replay dial-in number is (201) 612-7415. The replay passcode is 13727120.

About BRC Inc.

Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) is a veteran-founded coffee company serving premium coffee to people who love America. Founded in 2014 by Green Beret Evan Hafer, Black Rifle develops their explosive roast profiles with the same mission focus they learned while serving in the military. BRCC is committed to supporting veterans, active-duty military, first responders and the American way of life.

To learn more about BRCC, visit www.blackriflecoffee.com, follow BRCC on social media, or subscribe to Coffee or Die Magazine's daily newsletter at https://coffeeordie.com/presscheck-signup.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains management’s current intentions and expectations for the future, all of which are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include statements about the Company’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. The words "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intends," "may," "might," "plan," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Actual results may differ materially due to various factors. The following include some but not all of the factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated, including failure to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and our ability to grow and manage growth profitably and retain our key employees; negative publicity impacting our brand and reputation, which may adversely impact our operating results; failure by us to maintain our message as a supportive member of the veteran and military communities and any other factors which may negatively impact the perception of our brand; our limited operating history, which may make it difficult to successfully execute our strategic initiatives and accurately evaluate future risks and challenges; failed marketing campaigns, which may cause us to incur costs without attracting new customers or realizing higher revenue; failure to attract new customers or retain existing customers; risks related to the use of social media platforms, including dependence on third-party platforms; failure to provide high-quality customer experience, which may impact our brand; decrease in success of the direct to consumer revenue channel; loss of one or more of co-manufacturers; failure to effectively manage or distribute our products through our wholesale business partners; failure by third parties involved in the supply chain of coffee, store supplies or merchandise to produce or deliver products; changes in the market for high-quality Arabica coffee beans and other commodities; fluctuations in costs and availability of real estate, labor, raw materials, equipment, transportation or shipping; loss of confidential data from customers and employees, which may subject us to litigation, liability or reputational damage; failure to successfully compete with other producers and retailers of coffee; failure to successfully open new retail coffee shops; failure to properly manage our rapid growth and relationships with various business partners; failure to protect against software or hardware vulnerabilities; failure to build brand recognition using our intellectual properties; shifts in consumer spending, lack of interest in new products or changes in brand perception upon evolving consumer preferences and tastes; failure to adequately maintain food safety or quality and comply with food safety regulations; failure to successfully integrate into new domestic and international markets; risks related to leasing space subject to long-term non-cancelable leases and with respect to real property; failure of our franchise partners to successfully manage their franchise; failure to raise additional capital to develop the business; risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including supply chain disruptions; the loss of one or more of our executive officers and other key employees; failure to hire and retain qualified employees; failure to meet our goal of hiring 10,000 veterans; risks related to unionization of employees; failure to comply with federal state and local laws and regulations; and inability to maintain the listing of our Class A Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange. For additional information about the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements, please see the Company's documents filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the current reports on Form 8-K filed and the annual report on Form 10-K to be filed. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Except as is required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly release any revisions to forward-looking statements to reflect events after the date of this release.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenue, net

$71,848

$59,906

$233,101

$163,909

Cost of goods sold

47,169

35,935

143,414

94,500

Gross profit

24,679

23,971

89,687

69,409

Operating expenses

Marketing and advertising

11,068

10,461

36,358

25,513

Salaries, wages and benefits

8,991

8,185

38,746

24,194

General and administrative

8,689

3,940

26,162

13,922

Total operating expenses

28,748

22,586

101,266

63,629

Income (loss) from operations

(4,069)

1,385

(11,579)

5,780

Other income (expense):

Interest expense

(443)

(233)

(2,033)

(1,047)

Other income (expense), net

(50)

(132)

(55)

(227)

Total other (expense), net

(493)

(365)

(2,088)

(1,274)

Earnings (loss) before income taxes

(4,562)

1,020

(13,667)

4,506

State income tax expense

45

44

178

185

Net income (loss)

$(4,607)

$976

$(13,845)

$4,321

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS1

(in thousands, unaudited)

December 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$18,334

$35,232

Accounts receivable, net

7,442

3,629

Inventories

20,872

16,041

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

6,377

2,186

Total current assets

53,025

57,088

Property and equipment, net

31,114

14,714

Identifiable intangibles, net

167

191

Restricted Cash

--

400

Other

2,776

149

Total Assets

$87,082

$72,542

Liabilities and members’ deficit

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$17,387

$11,527

Accrued liabilities

22,233

16,063

Deferred revenue and gift card liability

7,334

4,615

Current maturities of long-term debt, net

11,979

866

Current maturities of capital lease obligations

85

469

Total current liabilities

59,018

33,540

Non-current liabilities:

Long-term debt, net

22,712

12,170

Capital lease obligations, net of current maturities

228

727

Other non-current liabilities

334

--

Total non-current liabilities

23,274

12,897

Total liabilities

82,292

46,437

Series A preferred equity, less issuance costs (151,406 and 150,000 units authorized, issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively)

154,281

128,983

Members’ deficit (18,769 Class A units and 73,890 Class B units authorized, issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021 and 2020)

(149,491)

(102,878)

Total liabilities, Series A preferred units and members’ deficit

$87,082

$72,542

(1)

This balance sheet is for Authentic Brands for the period ending 12/31/2021. This is pre-close of the transaction with Silver Box Engaged Merger Corp II and does not include any proceeds from the transaction close on 2/9/2022.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands, unaudited)

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2021

2020

Operating activities

Net Income (loss)

$(13,845)

$4,321

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating

Depreciation and amortization

2,895

1,375

Equity-based compensation

3,204

1,929

Non-employee equity-based compensation

1,492

1,384

Amortization of debt issuance costs

358

133

Loss on extinguishment of debt

726

--

Bad debt expense (recovery)

(51)

195

Loss from equity method investment

--

52

Loss on disposal/sale of property and equipment

70

--

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

(3,761)

(2,956)

Inventories

(4,831)

(10,897)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(5,283)

(1,054)

Accounts payable

4,646

7,032

Accrued liabilities

3,659

6,425

Accrued sales tax

(23)

292

Deferred revenue and gift card liability

2,719

3,315

Other liabilities

334

--

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(7,691)

11,546

Investing activities

Purchase of property and equipment

$(19,287)

$(9,760)

Net cash used in investing activities

(19,287)

(9,760)

Financing activities

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of cash paid for debt issuance costs of $338 and $591 in 2021 and 2020

$38,402

$16,436

Repayment of long-term debt

(20,058)

(7,333)

Repayment of and restricted cash for capital lease obligations

(1,663)

(451)

Issuance of Series A preferred equity, net of cash paid for issuance costs of $4,897

--

145,103

Payment of Series A preferred dividends

(7,001)

--

Repurchase of member units

--

(125,000)

Repayment of notes receivable from members

--

56

Net Cash provided by provided by financing activities

9,680

28,811

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(17,298)

30,597

Beginning cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

35,632

5,035

Ending cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

$18,334

$35,632

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)

(in thousands, unaudited)

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2021

2020

Non-Cash operating activities

Accrued other assets

$750

$--

Deferred transaction costs

1,214

--

Non-cash investing and financing activities

Issuance of Series A preferred unit dividend

$1,406

$--

Accrued Series A preferred equity distribution and related discount

27,510

870

Capital expenditures financing through credit facilities and capital leases

--

6,430

Accrued capital expenditures

803

140

Supplemental cash flow information

Cash paid for state income taxes

$147

$114

Cash paid for interest

$719

$1,007

KEY OPERATING AND FINANCIAL METRICS

(unaudited)

Key Operational Metrics

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2021

2020

DTC Subscribers (thousands)

287,300

252,100

Wholesale Doors

2,630

1,160

RTD Doors

42,370

10,600

Outposts

16

4

Company-owned stores

8

1

Franchise stores

8

3

Revenue by Sales Channel

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

(sales in thousands)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenue by Sales Channel

Direct to Consumer

$49,643

$48,251

$165,299

$137,724

Wholesale

17,153

9,858

55,761

23,351

Outpost

5,052

1,797

12,041

2,834

Total net revenue

$71,848

$59,906

$233,101

$163,909

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To evaluate the performance of our business, we rely on both our results of operations recorded in accordance with GAAP and certain non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. These measures, as defined below, are not defined or calculated under principles, standards or rules that comprise GAAP. Accordingly, the non-GAAP financial measures we use and refer to should not be viewed as a substitute for performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as a substitute for a measure of liquidity. Our definitions of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA described below are specific to our business and you should not assume that they are comparable to similarly titled financial measures of other companies. We define EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest, state income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA, as adjusted for equity-based compensation, system implementation costs, transaction expenses, executive recruiting, severance and sign-on bonus, write-off of site development costs and outpost pre-opening expenses. When used in conjunction with GAAP financial measures, we believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful supplemental measures of operating performance because it facilitates comparisons of historical performance by excluding non-cash items such as equity-based payments and other amounts not directly attributable to our primary operations, such as the impact of system implementation, acquisitions, disposals, executive searches, executive severance, non-routine investigations, litigation and settlements. Adjusted EBITDA is also a key metric used internally by our management to evaluate performance and develop internal budgets and forecasts. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analyzing our results as reported under GAAP and may not provide a complete understanding of our operating results as a whole. Some of these limitations are (i) they do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs, (ii) they not reflect our interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt, (iii) they do not reflect our tax expense or the cash requirements to pay our taxes, (iv) they do not reflect historical capital expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments, (v) although equity-based compensation expenses are non-cash charges, we rely on equity compensation to compensate and incentivize employees, directors and certain consultants, and we may continue to do so in the future and (vi) although depreciation, amortization and impairments are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and these non-GAAP measures do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements.

A reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is set forth below:

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

(in thousands)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net Income (loss)

$(4,607)

$976

$(13,845)

$4,321

Interest Expense

443

233

2,033

1,047

Tax Expense

45

44

178

185

Depreciation and amortization

895

390

2,895

1,375

EBITDA

$(3,224)

$1,643

$(8,739)

$6,928

Equity-based compensation (1)

$934

$663

$4,696

$3,313

System implementation costs (2)

355

52

801

556

Transaction expenses (3)

357

108

1,042

575

Executive recruiting, severance and sign-on bonus (4)

286

--

1,626

357

Write-off of site development costs (5)

429

--

429

--

Outpost pre-opening expenses (6)

585

--

913

166

Adjusted EBITDA

$(278)

$2,466

$768

$11,895

(1)

Represents the non-cash expense of our equity-based compensation arrangements for employees, directors, consultants and wholesale channel partner.

(2)

Represents costs associated with the implementation of our enterprise-wide resource planning (ERP) system.

(3)

Represents expenses related to our business combination and our 2020 preferred equity raise such as legal, accounting, consulting and other fees.

(4)

Represents nonrecurring payments made for executive recruitment and severance that do not represent or relate to operations of core business functions.

(5)

Represents write-off of direct costs incurred related to planned Outpost locations where development efforts were subsequently abandoned.

(6)

Represent costs incurred prior to the opening of an Outpost including labor, rent and utilities, travel and lodging costs, legal fees and training expenses.

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Contacts

Investor Contact
Tanner Doss: IR@BlackRifleCoffee.com
ICR for BRCC: BlackrifleIR@icrinc.com

Media Contact
TrailRunner International for BRCC: Pat Shortridge, (651) 491-6764; pats@trailrunnerint.com