Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company"), a global leader in the drone industry, is pleased to announce its financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2022 ("Q2 2022").
The revenue increase in Q2 2022 was driven by strong organic growth, expansion into the defense segment, geographic expansion, and higher services and training revenue. The Company generated revenue of $11,437,421 in the first half of 2022. The first two quarters have seasonality for drone services and training, and the third quarter is expected to be the strongest in these segments.
Key Financial Highlights:
- Revenue for Q2 2022 was $6,629,593, an increase of 38% over the previous quarter and a 95% increase over the same quarter prior year.
- Gross profit for Q2 2022 was $1,900,920 an increase of $943,968 over the same period in 2021. The increase in gross profit was due to scale in product and services activities.
- Volatus recorded a comprehensive loss of ($1,626,896). This was due to increased investment in human resources in the defense and integrated solutions segment, and increased advertisement and marketing expenses.
- The Company has experienced a gross margin of 29% representing an increase of 6% over the first quarter of 2022. Contributing to increased margins are revenue from product diversification, and higher margins from services and training.
Notable Operational Accomplishments During the Quarter:
- Continued delivery of ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) Drones to Ukraine
- Addition of several ISR products for defense and public safety
- The strategic acquisition of Canadian Air National Inc., which performs aerial pipeline inspections
- Launch of Latin America joint venture
- Introduction of Volatus AERIEPORT, an autonomous drone nesting station
- Signed numerous partnerships with OEMs to diversify and commercialize product offerings
- Announcement of a commercial training agreement with Moose Cree First Nations
- Appointment of Lt. General (Ret’d) The Honorable Andrew Leslie to the Board of Directors
"I am pleased with the continued progress of our team as they continue to execute our plan toward a sustainable and profitable future,” said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace. “Our investments in the defense and public safety sectors are beginning to gain traction and the introduction of the AERIEPORT and other Volatus technology solutions will help drive higher margin sales in the future.”
The condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three months ended June 30, 2022, and associated management discussion and analysis, are available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. This news release is not in any way a substitute for reading those financial statements, including the notes to the financial statements.
In conjunction with this release, Volatus investor relations will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 30th at 4:30 PM EST at which time Glen Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, and Abhinav Singhvi, Chief Financial Officer, will review the quarterly results and major milestones with Rick Peterson, CEO of Peterson Capital, as moderator. Investors are invited to register for the webinar here.
Audio Replay Options
An audio replay of the event will be archived on the Investor Relations page of the company's website here
The Brokered Private Placement
Volatus is pleased to announce that it has engaged Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (the “Lead Agent”) and Integral Wealth Securities Limited (“Integral”, and together with the Lead Agent, the “Agents”) on a commercially reasonable best efforts private placement for the sale of up to 1,388,888 units of the Company (the “Units”) in the Province of Quebec at a price of $0.36 per Unit (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $500,000 (the “Offering”). Each Unit will be comprised of one common share in the capital of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”), with each Warrant being exercisable to acquire one Common Share at a price of $0.50 per share for a period of 24 months following the issuance thereof.
The proceeds derived from the sale of the Units will be used for (i) inventory purchases and increasing factory operations; (ii) R&D and capital expenditure, (iii) future acquisitions and (iv) and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
In consideration of the services rendered by the Agents in connection with the Offering, the Company has agreed to pay to the Agents on the closing date a commission equal to 8% of the gross proceeds from the Offering. In addition, the Company will issue the Agents warrants (the “Agents’ Warrants”) to acquire that number of Units which is equal to 8.0% of the number of Units sold under the Offering, at an exercise price equal to the Offering Price. The compensation to the Agents on certain subscriptions on a president’s list of up to $500,000 shall be reduced to 3% Cash Commission and 3% Agents’ Warrants.
About Volatus Aerospace:
Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout Canada, the United States, Latin America and most recently in Europe. Operating a vast pilot network, Volatus serves commercial and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, and design, manufacturing, and R&D. Through its subsidiary Volatus Aviation, Volatus carries on the business of aircraft management, charter sales, and cargo services using piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous aircraft.
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