VirTra reports first quarter 2021 financial results

EMPE, Ariz. — VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI) (“VirTra”), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. The financial statements are available on VirTra’s website and here.

First Quarter 2021 and Recent Highlights:

• Revenues increased 33% to $4.4 million
• Net income increased to $655,000 for the first quarter of 2021
• Adjusted EBITDA increased to $751,000
• Backlog increased 10% sequentially and 42% year-over-year to a record $16.1 million as of March 31, 2021
• Subsequent to the quarter’s end, successfully executed a registered direct offering, generating $18.0 million gross proceeds for three million shares of common stock and increasing the company’s cash and cash equivalents to approximately $23.7 million as of May 17, 2021.

Management Commentary

“After completing a very successful 2020, we continued to build on our momentum through the first quarter of 2021, delivering another quarter of positive results as our sales and profits increased,” said Bob Ferris, chairman and chief executive officer of VirTra. “Financially, the quarter was highlighted by $4.4 million in revenue, net income of $655,000, and adjusted EBITDA of $751,000, all of which are substantial improvements from the prior year period. Perhaps most encouraging, while our revenues improved 33% year-over-year, our backlog increased 42% year-over-year and 10% sequentially to a record $16.1 million, which demonstrates that demand for VirTra’s solutions is reaching new levels. To better position VirTra to capitalize on opportunities to grow even further, we raised $18 million in a direct offering subsequent to the quarter’s end.

“With our current momentum and an enhanced balance sheet, we believe our business has never been better positioned to grow than it is today. Our pipeline is expanding, our sales are accelerating, and the need for effective, certified training that improves skills and saves lives in the real world shows no signs of diminishing. As a result, we believe 2021 will be another strong year for our business.”

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Total revenue increased 33% to $4.4 million from $3.3 million in the first quarter of 2020. The increase in total revenue was due to an increase in the number of simulators and accessories completed and delivered, and therefore revenue recognized, compared to the same period in 2020.

Gross profit increased 61% to $2.6 million (57.8% of total revenue) from $1.6 million (47.8% of total revenue) in the first quarter of 2020. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to decreased costs, as well as differences in the product mix of systems, accessories, and services sold.

Operating expense decreased 5% to $2.0 million from $2.1 million in the first quarter of 2020. The decrease in operating expense was mainly due to reduced selling and travel expenses, partially offset by an increase in professional services expense.

Income from operations increased to $564,000 from a loss from operations of $512,000 in the first quarter of 2020.

Net income totaled $655,000, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $389,000, or $(0.05) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2020.

Adjusted EBITDA increased to $751,000 from a loss of $326,000 in the first quarter of 2020.

At December 31, 2020, backlog totaled approximately $16.1 million, compared to $14.6 million at December 31, 2020 and $11.3 million at March 31, 2020.

Accounts receivable and unbilled revenues totaled approximately $8.9 million as of March 31, 2021, compared to $6.8 million at December 31, 2020, an increase of $2.1 million. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $5.0 million at March 31, 2021 compared to cash and cash equivalents of $6.8 million at December 31, 2020, a change of $1.8 million.

Subsequent to the quarter’s end, VirTra completed a registered direct offering in which the company raised $18.0 million in gross proceeds, before deducting expenses, for three million shares of common stock. As a result, as of May 17, 2021, the company had approximately $23.7 million in cash and cash equivalents and 10,777,530 shares outstanding.

Conference Call

VirTra’s management will hold a conference call today (May 17, 2021) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss these results. VirTra’s chairman and CEO, Bob Ferris, and chief accounting officer, Marsha Foxx, will host the call, followed by a question and answer period.

U.S. dial-in number: 877-545-0320
International number: 973-528-0016
Conference code: 206857

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact VirTra’s IR team at 949-574-3860.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the company’s website.

A replay of the conference call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through May 31, 2021.

Toll-free replay number: 877-481-4010
International replay number: 919-882-2331
Replay ID: 41304

About VirTra

VirTra (NASDAQ: VTSI) is a global provider of judgmental use of force training simulators, firearms training simulators and driving simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets. The company’s patented technologies, software, and scenarios provide intense training for de-escalation, judgmental use-of-force, marksmanship and related training that mimics real-world situations. VirTra’s mission is to save and improve lives worldwide through practical and highly effective virtual reality and simulator technology. Learn more about the company at

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