Surna Reports Q3 2018 Results

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BOULDER, Colorado , Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA) announced today operating and financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018. Surna designs, engineers and manufactures application-specific environmental control and air sanitation systems for commercial, state- and provincial-regulated indoor cannabis cultivation facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

Q3 2018 versus Q2 2018 Highlights

Key highlights comparing Q3 2018 to Q2 2018 are set forth below. Additionally, our condensed financial statements for the three and nine months ending September 30, 2018 are included at the end of this press release.

  • Our Q3 2018 revenue was $3,325,000, an increase of $1,317,000, or 66%, compared to Q2 2018. 
  • Our Q3 2018 net bookings were $3,328,000, a decrease of $539,000, or 14% compared to Q2 2018. See 'Sales Activity and Backlog' below
  • Our ending backlog as of September 30, 2018 was $8,886,000, an increase of $3,000, or 1%, compared to our June 30, 2018 backlog.
  • Our Q3 2018 gross profit margin was 33%, an increase of seven percentage points from our Q2 2018 gross profit margin. 
  • We realized a Q3 2018 net loss of $644,000 as compared to a Q2 2018 net loss of $1,401,000, a decrease of $757,000, or 54%. The Q3 2018 net loss included $574,000 of non-cash, stock-based compensation expenses and $48,000 of depreciation and intangible asset amortization expense as compared to $823,000 of non-cash, stock-based compensation expenses and $44,000 of depreciation and intangible asset amortization expense in Q2 2018. Excluding these non-cash items, our net loss was $22,000, a decrease $512,000 or 96%.
  • As of September 30, 2018, we had cash and cash equivalents of $1,417,000, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $1,629,000 as of June 30, 2018, a decrease of $212,000, or 13%. 

Our current management team was put in place just over a year ago with a primary objective of increasing revenue, improving operations and creating a visible path to sustained profitability. Q3 2018 marked the first quarter where the fruits of these efforts became visible across three of the Company's key operating metrics:

1. Revenue. Q3 2018 reflects a positive revenue-generating capability. Although, for a variety of reasons typical to most small businesses, it is certain that revenue will continue to be uneven in future quarters, management believes that the trend will continue and improve over time.

2. Margins. The seven-percentage point increase in gross margin to 33% in Q3 2018 demonstrates the Company's capability of improving margins contemporaneous with increasing revenue growth—rather than sacrificing one for the other, as is sometimes the case for businesses seeking to ramp revenue.

3. Cash. The net loss, excluding non-cash, stock-based compensation, depreciation, and amortization expenses, of only $22,000 in Q3 2018 demonstrates the Company's ability to conserve cash as our revenue level increases. As with the uncertainty surrounding revenue and changes in revenue from quarter to quarter, the Company also cannot accurately forecast whether it will generate or use cash over the next few quarters. Nonetheless, the Company remains highly focused on its cash balance as a key operating metric.

Chris Bechtel, the Company's CEO stated: "While we realize that one quarter is just that and the Company still has losses, Q3 2018 was nonetheless a gratifying validation of the foundation that we have established and the operational improvements that have been implemented across every aspect of Surna's business over the last four quarters. If and when Surna achieves sustained positive cash flow over a number of quarters, we believe that proof point will be a significant differentiating factor in our industry and correspondingly open up a wide range of strategic opportunities that may not otherwise be available to us or other companies consuming cash in our industry. We further believe that cash flow positive companies in our industry have the ability to maximize the visibility, liquidity and marketability of their public shares and build shareholder value. Surna is working toward being one of those companies."

Year-to-Date Highlights

  • Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $7,387,000 compared to $4,901,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $2,486,000, or 51%. 
  • We had a net loss of $3,928,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, as compared to a net loss of $3,553,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $375,000, or 11%. However, the net loss included $2,067,000 of non-cash, stock-based compensation expenses and $119,000 of depreciation and intangible asset amortization expense in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to non-cash, stock-based compensation expense of $1,271,000 and depreciation and intangible asset amortization expense of $34,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Excluding these non-cash items, our net loss was $1,742,000, a decrease of $506,000 or 23%.  

Sales Activity and Backlog

During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, we entered into sales orders for 28 projects, each with a sales value over $100,000, which we refer to as commercial-scale projects. These commercial-scale projects represented aggregate net bookings of $11,609,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, or an average of $415,000.  This compares to 21 commercial-scale projects representing aggregate net bookings of $6,749,000 for the entire 2017 year, or an average of $321,000.

The following table sets forth our net bookings of commercial-scale projects for each cohort period presented (meaning, the commercial-scale contracts executed during each period for which we received an initial deposit, adjusted for any change orders or cancellations for that cohort group to date) by country/state.  














For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018


For the Year Ended December 31, 2017


Number of New Commercial-Scale Projects


Total Commercial-Scale Project Net Bookings


Average Commercial-Scale Project Net Bookings


Number of New Commercial-Scale Projects


Total Commercial-Scale Project Net Bookings


Average Commercial-Scale Project Net Bookings

Canada

9


$    3,393,442


$       377,049


7


$    3,302,917


$       471,845

California

6


2,141,379


356,896


1


262,336


262,336

Colorado

-


-


-


3


421,948


140,649

Arizona

-


-


-


3


785,547


261,849

Oregon

1


370,898


370,898


2


403,365


201,682

Washington

3


1,859,413


619,804


1


170,976


170,976

Massachusetts

1


594,748


594,748


-


-


-

Ohio

1


135,860


135,860


-


-


-

Alaska

-


-


-


1


297,500


297,500

Rhode Island

1


400,003


400,003


1


227,680


227,680

Nevada

-


-


-


1


556,950


556,950

Texas

-


-


-


1


319,557


319,557

Michigan

3


1,368,630


456,210


-


-


-

New Mexico

1


104,772


104,772


-


-


-

Maryland

1


405,343


405,343


-


-


-

Arkansas

1


834,578


834,578


-


-


-













Total

28


$  11,609,065


$       414,609


21


$    6,748,776


$       321,370

The following table sets forth: (i) our beginning backlog (the remaining contract value of outstanding sales contracts for which we have received an initial deposit as of the previous period), (ii) our net bookings for the period (new sales contracts executed during the period for which we received an initial deposit, net of any adjustments including change orders during the period), (iii) our recognized revenue for the period, and (iv) our ending backlog for the period (the sum of the beginning backlog and net bookings, less recognized revenue). 










 For the quarter ended



 September 30, 2017

 December 31, 2017

 March 31, 2018

 June 30, 2018

 September 30, 2018

 Backlog, beginning balance

$   3,933,000

$       4,311,000

$     4,456,000

$ 7,024,000

$ 8,883,000

 Net bookings, current period

$   1,944,000

$       2,454,000

$     4,623,000

$ 3,867,000

$ 3,328,000

 Recognized revenue, current period

$   1,566,000

$       2,309,000

$     2,055,000

$ 2,008,000

$ 3,325,000

 Backlog, ending balance

$   4,311,000

$       4,456,000

$     7,024,000

$ 8,883,000

$ 8,886,000








We believe net bookings in any given cohort quarter are our best leading indicator of revenue that we may recognize in the ensuing two to eight quarters from that cohort. However, our backlog includes projects for which we have only received an initial deposit and, as a result, there are potential risks that the equipment portion of these projects will not be completed or will be delayed.

About Surna Inc.

Surna Inc. (www.surna.com) designs, engineers and manufactures application-specific environmental control and air sanitation systems for commercial, state- and provincial-regulated indoor cannabis cultivation facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Our engineering and technical team provides energy and water efficient solutions that allow growers to meet the unique demands of a cannabis cultivation environment through precise temperature, humidity, light, and process controls and to satisfy the evolving code and regulatory requirements being imposed at the state and local levels.

Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, we leverage our experience in this space in order to bring value-added climate control solutions to our customers that help improve their overall crop quality and yield as well as optimize the resource efficiency of their controlled environment (i.e., indoor and greenhouses) cultivation facilities. We have been involved in consulting, equipment sales and/or full-scale design for over 700 grow facilities since 2006 making us a trusted resource for indoor environmental design and control management for the cannabis industry. 

Our customers have included small cultivation operations to licensed commercial facilities ranging from several thousand to more than 100,000 square feet. We have sold our equipment and systems throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally in South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Our revenue stream is derived primarily from supplying mechanical engineering services and climate and environmental control equipment to commercial indoor cannabis grow facilities. We also sell equipment to smaller cultivators who can purchase either directly from us, or from our authorized wholesalers or retailers. Though our customers do, we neither produce nor sell cannabis. 

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain statements of a forward-looking nature relating to future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. These statements reflect our current beliefs, and a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in this press release, including the factors set forth in "Risk Factors" set forth in our Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and subsequent filings with the SEC. Please refer to our SEC filings for a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties associated with our business, including but not limited to the risks and uncertainties associated with our business prospects and the prospects of our existing and prospective customers; the inherent uncertainty of product development; regulatory, legislative and judicial developments, especially those related to changes in, and the enforcement of, cannabis laws; increasing competitive pressures in our industry; and relationships with our customers and suppliers.  Except as required by the federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The reference to Surna's website has been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such website is not incorporated by reference into this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial results on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") basis, we use the non-GAAP measures including net bookings and backlog, as well as other significant non-cash expenses such as stock-based compensation and depreciation expenses. We believe these non-GAAP measures are helpful in understanding our past performance and are intended to aid in evaluating our potential future results. The presentation of these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to our GAAP results and are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information prepared or presented in accordance with GAAP. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way to view aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. 

Statement about Cannabis Markets

The use, possession, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis is prohibited by U.S. federal law. This includes medical and recreational cannabis. Although certain states have legalized medical and recreational cannabis, companies and individuals involved in the sector are still at risk of being prosecuted by federal authorities. Further, the landscape in the cannabis industry changes rapidly. This means that at any time the city, county, or state where cannabis is permitted can change the current laws and/or the federal government can supersede those laws and take prosecutorial action. Given the uncertain legal nature of the cannabis industry, it is imperative that investors understand that investments in the cannabis industry should be considered very high risk. A change in the current laws or enforcement policy can negatively affect the status and operation of our business, require additional fees, stricter operational guidelines and unanticipated shut-downs. 

Table 1

Surna Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)






September 30, 2018


December 31, 2017

ASSETS




Current Assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$     1,416,882


$     2,468,199

Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $108,949 and $105,267, respectively)

325,305


422,589

Other receivables

-


550

Inventory, net

501,198


522,622

Prepaid expenses

349,419


293,458

Total Current Assets

2,592,804


3,707,418

Noncurrent Assets




Property and equipment, net

530,155


401,356

Goodwill

631,064


631,064

Intangible assets, net

24,282


37,985

Deposits

51,000


51,000

Total Noncurrent Assets

1,236,501


1,121,405





TOTAL ASSETS

$      3,829,305


$     4,828,823





LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY








CURRENT LIABILITIES




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$     2,113,716


$     1,969,263

Deferred revenue

555,417


1,011,871

Amounts due to shareholders

-


6,927

Derivative liability on warrants

-


410,880

Total Current Liabilities

2,669,133


3,398,941





NONCURRENT LIABILITIES




Deferred Rent

112,382


17,396

Total Noncurrent Liabilities

112,382


17,396





TOTAL LIABILITIES

2,781,515


3,416,337





Commitments and Contingencies (Note 8)








SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized; 77,220,000 shares issued and outstanding

772


772

Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 350,000,000 shares authorized; 223,834,604 and 206,248,522 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

2,238


2,062

Additional paid in capital

24,575,798


20,664,563

Accumulated deficit

(23,531,018)


(19,254,911)

Total Shareholders' Equity

1,047,790


1,412,486





TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$       3,829,305


$       4,828,823









Table 2

Surna Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenue, net

$     3,324,621


$    1,566,256


$    7,387,094


$   4,901,241









Cost of revenue

2,228,069


1,175,047


5,385,103


3,668,698









Gross profit

1,096,552


391,209


2,001,991


1,232,543









Operating expenses:








Advertising and marketing expenses

223,474


168,476


658,393


484,418

Product development costs

75,448


60,145


207,537


250,228

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,440,995


1,396,957


5,101,773


3,518,528

Total operating expenses

1,739,917


1,625,578


5,967,703


4,253,174









Operating loss

(643,365)


(1,234,369)


(3,965,712)


(3,020,631)









Other income (expense):








Interest and other income (expense), net

(197)


1,016


16,293


3,808

Interest expense

-


-


(35)


(41,233)

Amortization of debt discount on convertible promissory notes

-


(10,037)


-


(63,157)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


(228,428)


-


(643,428)

Gain (loss) on change in derivative liabilities

-


(6,660)


21,403


212,054

Total other income (expense)

(197)


(244,109)


37,661


(531,956)









Loss before provision for income taxes

(643,562)


(1,478,478)


(3,928,051)


(3,552,587)









Income taxes

-


-


-


-









Net loss

$       (643,562)


$  (1,478,478)


$   (3,928,051)


$  (3,552,587)









Loss per common share – basic and dilutive

$             (0.00)


$           (0.01)


$            (0.02)


$           (0.02)









Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and dilutive

222,782,404


184,912,253


216,836,968


179,470,179

















Table 3

Surna Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)






For the Nine Months Ended September 30,


2018


2017

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:




Net loss

$           (3,928,051)


$            (3,552,587)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:




Depreciation and intangible asset amortization expense

118,999


34,087

Amortization of debt discounts

-


38,433

Amortization of original issue discount on notes payable

-


25,520

Gain on change in derivative liabilities

(21,403)


(212,054)

Compensation paid in equity

2,067,191


1,270,933

Provision for doubtful accounts

3,682


1,715

Provision for excess and obsolete inventory

4,926


208,801

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


643,428

Loss on disposal of other assets

19,278


-





Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Accounts and other receivable

94,152


(207,205)

Inventory

16,498


(15,066)

Prepaid expenses

(55,960)


(119,753)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

368,328


112,516

Deferred revenue

(399,542)


(179,525)

Accrued interest

-


(10,574)

Deferred rent

(5,014)


-

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(1,716,916)


(1,961,331)





Cash Flows From Investing Activities




Capitalization of intangible assets

(2,503)


(16,454)

Purchases of property and equipment

(232,109)


(14,566)

Proceeds from payment of tenant improvement allowance

100,000


-

Cash disbursed for equipment held for lease

(16,237)


-

Cash disbursed for lease deposit

-


(51,000)

Payments received on note receivable

-


157,218

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(150,849)


75,198





Cash Flows From Financing Activities




Cash proceeds from sale of common stock and warrants

1,210,000


2,685,000

Payments on convertible notes payable

-


(270,000)

Proceeds from issuance of notes payable

-


500,000

Proceeds from exercises of stock options

3,375


-

Proceeds from exercise of investor warrants

15,000


-

Repurchase of common shares from related party

(400,000)


-

Purchase of option to repurchase preferred stock from related party

(5,000)


-

Payments on loans from shareholders

(6,927)


(47,707)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

816,448


2,867,293





Net (decrease) increase in cash

(1,051,317)


981,160

Cash, beginning of period

2,468,199


319,546

Cash, end of period

$         1,416,882


$          1,300,706





Supplemental cash flow information:




Interest paid

$                     35


$               44,150





Non-cash investing and financial activities:




Conversions of promissory notes and accrued interest to common stock

$                        -


$          1,205,856

Equity issued in settlement

$            226,400


$                         -

Extinguishment of derivative liability on cashless exercise of warrants

$            389,477


$                         -

Unpaid purchases of equipment and other assets

$                2,525


$                         -





Media Contact:
Surna Marketing
Jamie English
Director of Marketing
jamie.english@surna.com  
+1-(303) 993-5271

 

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