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Leatt Corp Announces Recording Breaking Results for First Quarter 2022

·10 min read

Strongest revenue performance to date;
Record breaking revenue for seven quarters in a row;
Net Income up 105% and strong brand development

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a leading developer and marketer of protective equipment and ancillary products for many forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports, today announced financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2022. All financial numbers are in U.S. dollars.

First Quarter 2022 Highlights

  • Global revenues of $24.2 million, up 88%, compared to first quarter 2021.

  • Net income of $4.2 million, up 105%, compared to first quarter 2021.

  • Earnings per basic share of $0.73, up 92%, compared to first quarter 2021.

  • Income from operations of $5.6 million, up 104%, compared to first quarter 2021.

  • Reno, NV warehouse fully online; positioned to deliver more inventory faster in the U.S.

Chief Executive Officer, Sean Macdonald, commented: "The first quarter was another tremendous quarter for us; the 7th quarter in a row of record-breaking revenues and the 16th straight quarter of year-over-year revenue growth. We grew by double-digits in virtually all of our expanding categories and many of our products are still in their infancy, with a huge runway of potential to expand in the global market.

"Helmet sales, an increasingly important product for us, were up 269%, compared to the 2021 first quarter. Helmets accounted for 23% of our first quarter revenues and remain an area where we are investing heavily. We have fully re-designed our MOTO off-road motorcycle helmet range, and demand remains strong for our award-winning MTB line. Sales of our expanded line-up of MOTO off-road motorcycle boots and MTB mountain biking shoes exceeded our expectations. We have created a full line of boots and shoes at key price points and performance levels. Apparel sales were very encouraging, displaying our ability to not only engineer high performance products, but to create designs that appeal to a wide range of riders.

"These consistent results demonstrate that our strategy for growth and profitability remains solid. We plan to continue engineering and developing innovative products that serve a much wider global audience of riders at all levels, from professional racers to weekend riders, and to build out our multi-channel sales organization that can deliver these outstanding products to our team of distributors and dealers around the world."

Founder and Chairman Dr. Christopher Leatt remarked: "Our design and engineering teams are highly motivated by the successful launch of our new products including helmets, boots and shoes, neck and knee braces. Working closely with our marketing team, we are continuing to build a pipeline of innovative 'head-to-toe' products.'"

Financial Summary

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2022 increased to $24.2 million, up 88%, compared to $12.9 million for the first quarter of 2022. The increase was driven by a 69% increase in body armor sales, a 269% increase in helmet sales, and a 122% increase in other products, parts and accessories, that were partially offset by a 21% decrease in neck brace sales during the 2022 period.

Income from operations for the first quarter of 2022 increased to $5.6 million, up 104%, compared to $2.8 million for the first quarter of 2021.

Net income for the first quarter of 2022 increased to $ 4.2 million, or $0.73 per basic and $0.68 per diluted share, up 105%, compared to $2.1 million, or $0.38 per basic and $0.34 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021.

Leatt continued to meet its working capital needs from cash on hand and internally generated cash flow from operations. At March 31, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $4.2 million and a current ratio of 2.9:1.

Business Outlook

Mr. Macdonald added: "We started the year strong and continued building on the solid sales traction that we have created over the past 16 quarters. We have plenty of room to grow, with key product categories like helmets, shoes and boots, apparel and armor showing vast potential for continued expansion as we build the sales and marketing structure to bring them to market.

"We are continuing to build and invest heavily in our sales and distribution facilities in the U.S., an area that offers enormous potential for growth. Our new Reno, Nevada warehouse is now well positioned to house and quickly deliver more stock around the U.S. We are also actively growing our team of in-house sales reps to reach a wider dealer base of both MOTO and MTB dealers.

"At the same time, we are continuing to monitor and adjust for potential economic headwinds. We are closely watching consumer buying patterns, worldwide geo-political risks, the macroeconomic inflationary environment and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our supply chain.

"Our entire team is excited and encouraged by our success to date, but we have plenty of work to do to realize the enormous potential of the Leatt brand."

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 am ET on Thursday, May 12, 2022, to discuss the first quarter 2022 results.

Participants should dial in to the call ten minutes before the scheduled time, using the following numbers: 1-877-407-9716 (U.S.A) or +1-201-493-6779 (international) to access the call.

Audio Webcast

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast through the Company's website, www.leatt-corp.com. Participants should register on the website approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

Replay

An audio replay of the conference call will be available for seven days and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (U.S.A) or +1-412-317-6671 (international) and using passcode 13729638.

For those unable to attend the call, a recording of the live webcast will be archived shortly following the event for 30 days on the Company's website.

About Leatt Corp

Leatt Corporation develops personal protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme motorsports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered the gold standard for neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. It was designed for participants in extreme sports or riding motorcycles, bicycles, mountain bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles. For more information, visit www.leatt.com.

Follow Leatt® on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Forward-looking Statements:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding Leatt Corporation (the "Company") within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements" including statements regarding: the likelihood that the Company's momentum of record-breaking revenue growth will continue; the ability of the Company to continue to maintain its innovative and cutting edge pipeline of branded products or to financially benefit from its sales and marketing efforts; the ability of the Company's global supply chain to withstand any adverse impact on global supply chains and remain sufficiently stable to fulfill the Company's customer demand; the financial outlook of the Company; the general ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives; the business strategy, plans and objectives of the Company and its subsidiaries; and any other statements of non-historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "seeks," "should," "could," "intends," or "projects" or similar expressions, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These statements are based upon the Company's current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Any indication of the merits of a claim does not necessarily mean the claim will prevail at trial or otherwise. Financial performance in one period does not necessarily mean continued or better performance in the future. The Company's actual results in any endeavor may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, which factors or uncertainties may be beyond our ability to foresee or control. Other risk factors include the status of the Company's common stock as a "penny stock" and those listed in other reports posted on The OTC Markets Group, Inc.

[FINANCIAL TABLES TO FOLLOW]

LEATT CORPORATION


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS







ASSETS








March 31, 2022


December 31, 2021



Unaudited


Audited


Current Assets





Cash and cash equivalents

$ 4,245,676


$ 5,022,436


Short-term investments

58,263


58,262


Accounts receivable, net

17,743,659


12,660,936


Inventory, net

19,916,817


21,081,481


Payments in advance

1,541,775


1,610,640


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

3,900,500


4,178,427


Total current assets

47,406,690


44,612,182







Property and equipment, net

3,147,973


3,128,086


Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

1,287,949


1,393,213







Other Assets





Deposits

49,750


33,339







Total Assets

$ 51,892,362


$ 49,166,820







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY


Current Liabilities





Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$ 11,410,067


$ 14,617,671


Note payable, current

88,168


83,270


Operating lease liabilities, current

279,148


318,621


Income taxes payable

4,146,521


2,738,818


Short term loan, net of finance charges

661,067


975,025


Total current liabilities

16,584,971


18,733,405







Deferred compensation

340,000


320,000


Note payable, net of current portion

169,957


189,249


Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

1,008,801


1,074,592


Deferred tax liability, net

228,600


228,600







Commitments and contingencies










Stockholders' Equity





Preferred stock, $.001 par value, 1,120,000 shares




authorized, 120,000 shares issued and outstanding

3,000


3,000


Common stock, $.001 par value, 28,000,000 shares




authorized, 5,791,683 and 5,673,683 shares issued




and outstanding

130,280


130,162


Additional paid - in capital

9,689,299


9,230,847


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(521,534)


(779,268)


Retained earnings

24,258,988


20,036,233


Total stockholders' equity

33,560,033


28,620,974







Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$ 51,892,362


$ 49,166,820







The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


LEATT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME



Three Months Ended


March 31


2022


2021


Unaudited


Unaudited





Revenues

$ 24,228,108


$ 12,896,475





Cost of Revenues

14,601,018


6,844,521





Gross Profit

9,627,090


6,051,954





Product Royalty Income

78,839


24,810





Operating Expenses




Salaries and wages

1,297,962


924,537

Commissions and consulting expenses

162,586


220,662

Professional fees

259,115


337,755

Advertising and marketing

613,890


517,580

Office lease and expenses

207,021


87,373

Research and development costs

533,700


405,105

Bad debt expense

18,324


65,825

General and administrative expenses

711,752


528,599

Depreciation

276,924


236,535

Total operating expenses

4,081,274


3,323,971





Income from Operations

5,624,655


2,752,793





Other Income (Expenses)




Interest and other expenses, net

6,157


(4,007)

Total other income (expenses)

6,157


(4,007)





Income Before Income Taxes

5,630,812


2,748,786





Income Taxes

1,408,057


687,948





Net Income Available to Common Shareholders

$ 4,222,755


$ 2,060,838





Net Income per Common Share




Basic

$ 0.73


$ 0.38

Diluted

$ 0.68


$ 0.34





Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding




Basic

5,765,461


5,430,374

Diluted

6,246,325


6,118,129





Comprehensive Income




Net Income

$ 4,222,755


$ 2,060,838

Other comprehensive income, net of $0 and ($1,000) deferred




income taxes in 2022 and 2021




Foreign currency translation

257,734


(28,352)





Total Comprehensive Income

$ 4,480,489


$ 2,032,486





The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.










LEATT CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2022 AND 2021






2022


2021





Cash flows from operating activities




Net income

$ 4,222,755


$ 2,060,838

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in)




operating activities:




Depreciation

276,924


236,535

Stock-based compensation

202,770


55,020

Bad debts reserve

14,526


63,111

Inventory reserve

13,656


(23,044)

(Gain) loss on sale of property and equipment

(21,590)


457

(Increase) decrease in:




Accounts receivable

(5,097,249)


2,950,042

Inventory

1,151,008


(236,474)

Payments in advance

68,865


82,168

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

277,927


(1,938,074)

Income tax refunds receivable

-


2,964

Deposits

(16,411)


125

Increase (decrease) in:




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(3,207,604)


(2,301,718)

Income taxes payable

1,407,703


137,197

Deferred compensation

20,000


20,000

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(686,720)


1,109,147





Cash flows from investing activities




Capital expenditures

(260,912)


(34,272)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

35,848


-

Increase in short-term investments, net

(1)


(1)

Net cash used in investing activities

(225,065)


(34,273)





Cash flows from financing activities




Issuance of common stock

255,800


-

Repayment of note payable to bank

(14,394)


-

Repayment of short-term loan, net

(313,958)


(237,767)

Net cash used in financing activities

(72,552)


(237,767)





Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

207,577


(18,225)





Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(776,760)


818,882





Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period

5,022,436


2,967,042





Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

$ 4,245,676


$ 3,785,924





SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:



Cash paid for interest

$ 16,133


$ 9,323

Cash paid for income taxes

$ 354


$ 550,000





Other noncash investing and financing activities




Common stock issued for services

$ 202,770


$ 55,020









The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.



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