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Polar Power Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Polar Power, Inc. reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023.

GARDENA, CA, — Polar Power, Inc. (“Polar Power” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: POLA), a global provider of prime, backup and solar hybrid DC power solutions, today reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023.

Key Q2 2023 Results and Highlights:

Financial Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2023

•      Net sales for Q2 2023 were $5.5 million, a 31% increase compared to $4.2 million in the same period last year. Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2023 were $9.7 million, a 22% increase, as compared to $7.9 million in the same period last year.

•      Gross profit during the Q2 2023 increased 39%, to $1.4 million, as compared to $1.0 million in the same period in 2022. Gross margins during Q2 2023 increased to 26.4%, as compared to 24.8% during Q2 2022. Gross profit during the six months ended June 30, 2023, increased 13%, to $2.2 million, as compared to $1.9 million for the same period in 2022. The increases in gross profit during the three- and six-months periods ended June 30, 2023 were primarily a result of improved labor efficiencies in manufacturing and utilization of previously written off obsolete inventory of $173,000 during Q2 2023 and $195,000 during the six-month period ended June 30, 2023.

•      Operating expenses remained constant at $1.7 million during Q2 2023, as compared to $1.7 million for Q2 2022. Operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2023 decreased 6% to $3.5 million, as compared to $3.7 million for the same period in 2022. The decrease was primarily due to staff reductions in sales and engineering.

•      Net loss for Q2 2023 totaled $436,000, or $(0.03) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $739,000, or $(0.06) per basic and diluted share in Q2 2022. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2023 totaled $1.5 million, or $(0.12) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.8 million, or $(0.15) per basic and diluted share during the same period in 2022.

•      Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2023 were $292,000, as compared to $211,000 at December 31, 2022. We had $17.7 million in inventory at June 30, 2023, as compared to $15.4 million at December 31, 2022. Working capital was $15.4 million at June 30, 2023, as compared to $17.3 million at December 31, 2022

•      Backlog as of the end of Q2 2023 was $5.9 million, of which 68% is from orders of the Company’s DC power generators from telecommunications customers in the U.S., 23% from telecommunications customers in international markets, 6% from customers in the military market, 2% from customers in the marine market, and 3% from customers in other markets.

Management Commentary

The Company’s net sales increased 31% in Q2 2023, as compared to Q2 2022, and gross profit increased 39% during Q2 2023 when compared to Q2 2022. During Q2 2023, sales to telecommunications customers in the U.S. represented 68% of total net sales, sales to telecommunications customers outside the U.S. represented 29%, sales to customers in the military market represented 2%, and sales to other markets represented less than 1%. During Q2 2022, sales to telecommunications customers in the U.S. represented 97% of total net sales, sales to telecommunications customers outside the U.S. represented 2%, and sales customers other markets represented less than 2%.

For the six months ended June 30, 2023, the Company’s net sales increased 22% when compared to the same period in 2022, and gross profit increased 13% for the six months ended June 30, 2023, as compared to the same period in 2022. During the six months ended June 30, 2023, sales to telecommunications customers in the U.S. represented 68% of total net sales, sales to telecommunications customers outside the U.S. represented 28%, sales to customers in the military market represented 3%, and sales to other markets represented less than 1%. During the six-month period ended June 30, 2022, sales to telecommunications customers in the U.S. represented 98% of total net sales, sales to telecommunications customers outside the U.S. represented 1%, and sales to customers in other markets represented less than 1%.

The Company’s ongoing sales and marketing efforts overseas resulted in an increase of approximately 2100% in sales of DC generators to telecommunications customers in international markets during the three- and six-months ended June 30, 2023, as compared to the same periods in 2022. The Company has several telecommunications customers in the south pacific region using the Company’s DC generators to develop the telecommunications infrastructure in this region and supply rural areas with broadband services. As of June 30, 2023, 25% of the total backlog, or $1.5 million, represents purchase orders of DC generators for customers in international markets.

Telecommunications customers in international markets are primarily purchasing the Company’s DC generators for off-grid (i.e., areas where wireless towers are not connected to an electrical grid) and bad-grid (i.e., areas where wireless towers are connected to an electrical grid that loses power more than eight hours) applications. The Company’s solar hybrid power systems, which integrate solar energy storage with natural gas/LPG powered generators, are ideal for off-grid and bad-grid applications. The Company’s backlog as of June 30, 2023, includes approximately $1.1 million in orders for solar hybrid power systems, which are expected to ship during the Q3 2023.

The Company believes the implementation and ongoing development of 5G networks along with programs to develop the telecommunications infrastructure in rural and underdeveloped countries will continue to fuel the Company’s growth in the telecommunications market over the next five to ten years.

The Company launched the Toyota 1KS during Q1 2023. The Company believes the Toyota prime power engines, when configured into generators, will provide strong opportunities for growth and diversification in line with the Company’s long-term plan. This engine platform is expected to easily facilitate the shift from diesel to natural gas and LPG (liquid petroleum gas, aka propane or butane). LPG and natural gas fuel reduce carbon emissions between 16% to 27% and, when combined with the increased fuel efficiency of DC generators and solar technologies, emissions become very minimal. The Toyota 1KS prime power engines have much lower maintenance requirements when compared to diesel engines and the current LPG and natural gas backup generators from the major brands. The Toyota 1KS engine will be focused on applications in telecommunications, microgrids, electric vehicle (“EV”) charging, and CHP (combined heat and power).

Company has purchased a large number of Toyota engines over the last three years in anticipation of launching the Toyota engine, requiring significant working capital, but believes it is well positioned to meet anticipated demand. This inventory is expected to convert back to cash as product sales accelerate. As a hedge against the world supply chain problems, Polar Power has maintained large inventory levels on critical items.

The Company is in the process of upgrading its mobile EV charging systems to the universal combined charging system standard (CCS) to reach the mobile EV charging market. The Company is taking orders for the Company’s new line of EV chargers and expects to have them available before the end of the first quarter of 2024. Mobile EV chargers are used for emergency roadside service, providing a fast-charging solution for EVs that have run out of charge before reaching a stationary charging facility.

About Polar Power, Inc.

Gardena, California-based Polar Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: POLA), designs, manufactures and sells direct current, or DC, power systems, lithium battery powered hybrid solar systems for applications in the telecommunications market and, in other markets, including military, EV charging, cogeneration, distributed power and uninterruptable power supply. Within the telecommunications market, Polar Power’s systems provide reliable and low-cost energy for applications for off-grid and bad-grid applications with critical power needs that cannot be without power in the event of utility grid failure. For more information, please visit www.polarpower.com. or follow us on www.linkedin.com/company/polar-power-inc/.

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