MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / November 13, 2023 // SKYX Platforms Corp. (NASDAQ:SKYX) (d/b/a SKYX Technologies) (the "Company" or "SKYX"), a highly disruptive platform technology company with 77 pending and issued patents globally and over 60 lighting and home décor websites, with a mission to make homes and buildings become safe and smart as the new standard, today reported its financial and operational results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023.
Third Quarter 2023 and Subsequent Operational Highlights
Generated a record $21.6 million in revenue in the third quarter of 2023, including sales of its advanced and smart plug & play products.
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, available cash, and investments available for sale totaled $24.4 million as of September 30, 2023, as compared to $16.8 million as of December 31, 2022.
The Company continues to enhance its market penetration of its advanced and smart platform technology product to both retail and commercial segments, through its e-commerce platform of over 60 websites for lighting and home décor.
The Company has filed for a mandatory safety standardization with the National Electrical Code (NEC) for its ceiling outlet receptacle for ceilings in homes and buildings with SKYX's code team led by Mark Earley, former head of the National Electrical Code (NEC), and Eric Jacobson, former President and CEO of the American Lighting Association (ALA). Mr. Earley and Mr. Jacobson were instrumental in numerous code and safety changes in both the electrical and lighting industries.
Announced a collaboration with QUOIZEL, a U.S. leading lighting manufacturer for nearly 100 years, which will include SKYX advanced smart and standard products for online, retail, and professional channels.
Eight additional patents issued, resulting in SKYX having 77 pending and issued patents in the U.S. and globally including the issuance of five new utility patents in the U.S. and international markets including Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong for its related smart plug-and-play platform technology products.
The Company entered into an agreement to supply approximately 1,000 homes with its advanced smart home platform technologies and is expected to deliver approximately 30,000 units representing a variety of its advanced and smart platform technology products to the developer's upcoming projects.
Signed an agreement with a world-leading product material and sample supply company to architects, builders, and designers - Material Bank - with over 100,000 customers.
The Company signed an agreement to include a variety of its advanced and smart home technologies in all Homes of the Future exhibits at the upcoming International Builders' Show (IBS - NAHB) in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 27-29, 2024. SKYX will be a main event in the IBS - NAHB 2024.
Safety Standardization Highlights
The Company filed for a mandatory safety standardization with the National Electrical Code (NEC) for its ceiling outlet receptacle for ceilings in homes and buildings.
Management believes that after over 12 years of its standardization process including its product specification approval voting for by ANSI / NEMA (American National Standardization Institute / National Electrical Manufacturing Association), it has met the necessary safety conditions for becoming a ceiling safety standardization requirement for homes and buildings. In the past 12 years, the Company's product was voted into 10 segments in the NEC Code Book. Voting decisions are at the discretion of the NEC voting members.
The Company's code team is led by Mark Earley - former head of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and former Chief Electrical Engineer of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - as well as Eric Jacobson, former President and CEO of The American Lighting Association (ALA). Mr. Earley and Mr. Jacobson were instrumental in numerous code and safety changes in both the electrical and lighting industries.
Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results
Revenue in the third quarter of 2023 increased to a record $21.6 million, including E-commerce sales as well as smart and standard plug and play products.
Gross profit in the third quarter of 2023 increased to $6.7 million, or 31% of revenue. Gross profit was positively impacted by the gross profit from the acquisition of Belami E-commerce platform of over 60 websites for lighting and home décor.
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, available cash, and investments available for sale amounted to $24.4 million as of September 30, 2023, as compared to $16.8 million as of December 31, 2022.
The Company's current liabilities include a 2024 non-cash payment of $5.6 million, payable in shares to the Belami shareholders as part of the consideration for the acquisition of Belami's e-commerce platform of over 60 websites for lighting and home décor.
Sales and marketing expenses amounted to $5.7 million during the third quarter of 2023, compared to $1.0 million during the prior year's comparable quarter.
Net cash loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, as adjusted for share-based payments ("adjusted EBITDA"), a non-GAAP measure, amounted to $2.5 million, in addition to a non-cash basis loss of $4.7 million, amounted to a net loss of $7.2 million, or $(0.08) per share, in the third quarter of 2023, as compared to a net cash loss of $1.9 million, in addition to a non-cash basis loss of $2.8 million, amounted to a net loss of $5.7 million, or $(0.07) per share, in the third quarter of 2022.
Cash used in operating activities for the three months ended September 30, 2023, amounted to $3.4 million, as compared to $3.5 million in the comparable prior year period.
The Company's financial statements for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, will be filed with the SEC and are available on the Company's investor relations website. https://ir.skyplug.com/sec-filings/
The third quarter of 2023 was highlighted by our first significant full quarter of revenues that include sales and rollout of our advanced ceiling smart and standard plug & play platform products that are now on many leading U.S. and Canadian websites. We believe we have accelerated our cadence of sales with a robust gross margin profile, notably managing the cash burn of SKYX on a sequential basis. Our e-commerce platform with over 60 websites is expected to provide additional cash flow to the Company, which, when combined with our existing cash, we anticipate will be sufficient for at least 18 months of operations.
We are encouraged with our path to the builder/commercial segments that we believe will assist in paving the way for our standardization efforts.
Additionally, our e-commerce website platform enhances the acceleration of marketing, distribution channels, collaborations, and sales to both professional and retail segments. Some of our 60 websites that include Company's advanced ceiling smart and standard plug and play products are: 1stoplighting.com, Lightingdesignexperts.com, Canadalightingexperts.com, Americanlightingstore.com, Homeclick.com, and Lunawarehouse.com among others. The websites include banners, videos, and educational materials regarding the simplicity, cost savings, timesaving, and lifesaving aspects of the Company's patented technologies.
About SKYX Platforms Corp.
As electricity is a standard in every home and building, our mission is to make homes and buildings become safe-advanced and smart as the new standard.
SKYX Platforms Corp. (NASDAQ: SKYX) has a series of highly disruptive advanced-safe-smart platform technologies, with over 77 U.S. and global patents and patent pending applications. Additionally, the Company owes over 60 lighting and home decor websites for both retail and commercial segments. Our technologies place an emphasis on high quality and ease of use, while significantly enhancing both safety and lifestyle in homes and buildings. We believe that our products are a necessity in every room in both homes and other buildings in the U.S. and globally. For more information, please visit our website at SKYXPlatforms.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Management considers earnings (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, as adjusted, an important indicator in evaluating the Company's business on a consistent basis across various periods. Due to the significance of non-recurring items, EBITDA, as adjusted, enables management to monitor and evaluate the business on a consistent basis. The Company uses EBITDA, as adjusted, as a primary measure, among others, to analyze and evaluate financial and strategic planning decisions regarding future operating investments and potential acquisitions. The Company believes that EBITDA, as adjusted, eliminates items that are not part of the Company's core operations, such as interest expense and amortization expense associated with intangible assets, or items that do not involve a cash outlay, such as share-based payments and non-recurring items, such as transaction costs. EBITDA, as adjusted, should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, pre-tax income (loss), net income (loss) and cash flows used in operating activities. This non-GAAP financial measure excludes significant expenses that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the Company's financial statements and is subject to inherent limitations. Investors should review the reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the comparable GAAP financial measure. Investors should not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company's business.
Investor Relations Contact:
Lucas A. Zimmerman
MZ North America
SOURCE: SKYX Platforms Corp. dba Sky Technologies
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