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CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VirtualArmour International Inc. (CSE:VAI) (OTCQB:VTLR), a premier cybersecurity managed services provider,reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. Financial results are in U.S. dollars, with comparisons made to the same year-ago quarter unless otherwise noted.
2018 Financial Highlights
2018 Operational Highlights
Q4 2018 Financial Summary
Revenue was $4.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, as compared to $1.9 million in the same year ago quarter. The increase was due to higher managed services and professional services revenue of $0.5 million along with higher product sales (hardware and software) by $2.0 million.
Cost of sales totaled $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 as compared to $1.4 million in the year ago quarter. The increase in cost of sales was due primarily to corresponding increase in revenue.
Gross profit was $1.0 million or 22.2% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018, as compared to $459,000 or 24.4% of revenue in the year ago quarter. The decrease in gross profit and gross profit as a percentage of revenue was due to a seasonal shift in revenue to lower margin product sales revenue.
Total expenses were $1,098,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018 versus $954,000 in the same year-ago quarter. The increase was due to increased sales and marketing expenses ($114,000) and research and development expenses ($58,000), partially offset by decreased general and administrative expenses ($28,000).
Net and comprehensive loss totaled $155,000 or $0.00 per share in the fourth quarter of 2018, as compared to a loss of $548,000 or ($0.01) per share in the same year-ago quarter.
2018 Financial Summary
Revenue increased 48.9% in 2018 to a record $15.6 million, as compared to $10.5 million in 2017. Managed and professional services increased 79.5% increase while product sales (hardware and software) increased 37.8%. The improvements reflected an increase in the number of customers during the year, as well as the size of product orders from new and existing customers.
Cost of sales totaled $11.6 million in 2018 as compared to $8.3 million in 2017. The increase in cost of sales was due primarily to corresponding increase in revenue.
Gross profit was $4.0 million or 25.8% of revenue in 2018, as compared to $2.2 million or 20.9% of revenue in 2017. The increase in gross profit and gross profit as a percentage of revenue was due to a favorable shift in revenue to higher margin managed and professional services revenue.
Total expenses were $4.4 million in 2018 as compared to $3.9 million in 2017. The increase was primarily due to expansion of sales and marketing teams ($154,000), increased general and administrative expenses ($270,000) and increased research and development expenses ($99,000).
Net and comprehensive loss totaled $567,000 or ($0.01 per share) per share in 2018, an improvement from a net loss of $1.8 million or $(0.03) per share in 2017.
Adjusted EBITDA was a positive $80,000 in 2018, improving from a negative $1.3 million in same period in 2017 (see definition of adjusted EBITDA, below).
Cash totaled $114,000 at December 31, 2018, compared to $47,000 at December 31, 2017, with the increase primarily due to the collection of receivables.
“In 2018, our record top-line growth was driven by an expanding revenue stream from managed and professional services, as the global managed services industry continued to grow,” commented Russ Armbrust, CEO of VirtualArmour.
“Several of these new clients became part of our managed services practice, while others came under professional services. The majority procured hardware and software cybersecurity solutions from us, which we deployed and continue to manage and maintain. This momentum has continued into 2019, as we strengthened build out of our Channel Partner Program as well as our Customer Experience Practice.
“VirtualArmour had a great year of growth within our existing customer base. We were able to increase our Managed Security Services contracts with our current customers by over 40%. By constantly evaluating new technologies we are able to offer our clients best of breed solutions to ensure their businesses are secure from a constantly changing landscape.
“The launch of our Customer Experience practice operates as the tip of the spear when it comes to driving tight client engagements that maximize value delivery. We are now able to deliver strategy-driven engagements that drive action, value, and accountability. By providing consistent, positive customer experiences, communications, and service transparency to each client, VirtualArmour has become unique in the Managed Services industry. We know this will be our differentiator going into this upcoming year.
“Due to the growing threat of targeted breaches across all industries and business sizes, the outlook for 2019 is very positive as increasing budgets are allocated to cyber protection preparing for 2019 and beyond.
Opportunities for specialist service providers in the cybersecurity sector have grown in line with the increased volume of cyber-attacks being encountered by businesses, non-profits, and government institutions and covered by global media. This shift has not only led to increasing enterprise budgets being allocated to cyber protection but also increased interest in investment opportunities in what is a high growth sector.
According to Gartner, a leading research firm, global informational security spending is forecasted to exceed $124 billion in 2019. VirtualArmour is well positioned to capitalize on this growth opportunity and continues to deepen its penetration into the healthcare, financial, retail and service provider industries.
VirtualArmour International is a global cybersecurity and managed services provider that delivers customized solutions to help businesses build, monitor, maintain and secure their networks.
The company maintains 24/7 client monitoring and service management with specialist teams located in its U.S. and UK-based security operation centers. Through partnerships with best-in-class technology providers, VirtualArmour delivers leading hardware and software solutions for customers that are both sophisticated and scalable, and backed by industry-leading customer service and experience. The company’s proprietary CloudCastr client portal and prevention platform provides clients with unparalleled access to real-time reporting on threat levels, breach prevention and overall network security.
VirtualArmour services a wide range of clients, which include Fortune 500 companies and several industry sectors in over 30 countries across five continents. For further information, visit www.virtualarmour.com.
Supplemental Financial Measures
In addition to U.S. GAAP financial measures, management uses supplemental financial measures to assess the company's operational performance. It is likely that these financial measures used by the company will not be comparable to similar measures reported by other issuers or those used by financial analysts as their measures may have different definitions.
Generally, a supplemental financial measure is a numerical measure of an entity's historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that is neither calculated nor recognized under U.S. GAAP. Management believes that such supplemental financial measures can be important as they provide users of the financial statements with a better understanding of the results of the company's recurring operations and their related trends, while increasing transparency and clarity into its operating results. Management also believes these measures can be useful in assessing the company's capacity to discharge its financial obligations.
In Q1 2018, management began assessing its operational performance using supplemental adjusted EBITDA, which is defined as loss for the period as reported excluding depreciation and amortization, change in fair value of warrant derivative liabilities, stock-based compensation and interest expense.
Adjusted EBITDA is not a term recognized under U.S. GAAP and supplemental measures do not have standardized meaning. Accordingly, supplemental measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
The table below provides a reconciliation of net (loss) for the period as reported to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017:
|Depreciation and Amortization||301,390||163,841|
|Change in Value of Warrant Derivatives||(2,589||)||(27,173||)|
Important Cautions Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This press release may include forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and U.S. securities laws. This press release includes certain forward-looking statements concerning the future performance of our business, its operations and its financial performance and condition, as well as management’s objectives, strategies, beliefs and intentions. The forward-looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the management of VirtualArmour. Although, VirtualArmour believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information as VirtualArmour cannot provide any assurance that it will prove to be correct.
Forward-looking statements are frequently identified by such words as “may”, “will”, “plan”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “intend” and similar words referring to future events and results. Forward-looking statements are based on the current opinions and expectations of management. All forward-looking information is inherently uncertain and subject to a variety of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including the success of the Academies, the future employee potential from the Academies, future interest in such programs, competitive risks and the availability of financing. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and VirtualArmour disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.
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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss
For the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017
(Expressed in U.S. Dollars)
|Cost of sales||(11,613,750||)||(8,311,691||)|
|General and administrative||1,827,416||1,557,094|
|Research and development||214,161||114,700|
|Sales and marketing||2,338,432||2,184,213|
|Loss from Operations||(351,878||)||(1,661,335||)|
|Other Income (Expense)|
|Change in fair value of warrant derivative liabilities||2,589||27,173|
|Net Loss and Comprehensive Loss||(566,657||)||(1,790,921||)|
|Loss per share – basic and diluted||(0.01||)||(0.03||)|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic and diluted||62,116,953||55,769,447|
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Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
As at December 31, 2018 and 2019
(Expressed in U.S. Dollars)
|Total Current Assets||3,762,915||1,015,651|
|Property and equipment||513,984||520,062|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||3,728,051||2,821,038|
|Warrant derivative liabilities||–||2,589|
|Current portion of lease obligations||679,647||154,580|
|Due to related parties||–||455,162|
|Total Current Liabilities||5,296,291||3,513,474|
|Common stock, no par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized Issued and outstanding: 63,599,447 (2017 – 55,769,447) shares||7,670,975||6,284,418|
|Additional paid-in capital||1,955,222||1,825,129|
|Total Stockholders’ Deficit||(1,175,238||)||(2,125,231||)|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit||5,602,941||1,612,888|
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