Agrify Corporation (Nasdaq:AGFY), today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.
“The second quarter was challenging for the entire cannabis industry,” said Raymond Chang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Agrify. “Despite this difficult business environment, which has impacted our recent performance and altered our outlook for the remainder of 2022, we are actively taking steps to adapt to the new market realities. We have adjusted our near-term strategy and priorities to focus on the most immediate and impactful revenue-generating opportunities, all without compromising our ability to capitalize on the expected long-term growth in the sector. In parallel, we are also in the process of restructuring our credit facility and reducing our operating expenses to strengthen our cash position. We remain steadfast on bringing new and innovative solutions to our customers and delivering value to our stakeholders.”
Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2022 Financial Results
- Revenue was $19.3 million for the second quarter, an increase of 63.5% compared to $11.8 million for the prior year period. Revenue was $45.4 million for the year-to-date period, an increase of 140.8% versus $18.8 million for the prior year-to-date period.
- Gross profit for the second quarter totaled $1.6 million, or 8.3% of revenue, compared to $527 thousand, or 4.5% of revenue, in the prior year period. Gross profit for the year-to-date period was $5.8 million, or 12.7% of revenue, compared to $(13) thousand, or (0.1)% of revenue in the prior year-to-date period.
- Operating expenses totaled $93.1 million for the second quarter, compared to $6.0 million in the prior year period. Operating expenses were $107.1 million for the year-to-date period, compared to $11.9 million in the prior year-to-date period. The comparative 2022 increases in both our second quarter and year-to-date operating expenses are largely attributable to impairment charges of $69.9 million, increases to reserves associated with accounts receivable, loans receivable, inventory obsolescence, and warranty costs, increases in depreciation and amortization, and changes in contingent consideration related to the fair value estimates associated with ongoing acquisition-related earnout arrangements.
- Net loss for the second quarter was $93.4 million, or $3.51 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Net loss totaled $102.3 million, or $4.00 per diluted share, for the year-to-date period, compared to a net loss of $9.4 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, in the prior year-to-date period.
- Cash flow used in operating activities was $23.4 million for the second quarter, compared to $6.6 million in the prior year period. Cash flow used in operating activities was $57.6 million for the year-to-date period, compared to $13.8 million in the prior year-to-date period.
- Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) was a loss of $19.4 million in the second quarter (see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for further discussion of this non-GAAP term, including a reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure), compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $4.5 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $25.5 million in the year-to-date period, compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $8.7 million in the prior year-to-date period.
Recent Business Highlights
- On June 27, 2022, Agrify announced it signed a definitive agreement to supply Ora Pharm, a Waikato, New Zealand-based health and wellness company developing high-quality, sustainably-produced medicinal cannabis, with a full suite of end-to-end hardware and software products to be utilized at a 5,000-square-foot facility in Auckland, New Zealand. Ora Pharm, which is a licensed cultivator and distributor of medicinal cannabis, committed to purchase 20 Vertical Farming Units (“VFUs”) that will be used to grow cannabis, as well as several cutting-edge extraction technologies including a C1D1 Extraction Pod, a C-15 Centrifuge Extraction System, and the CannaBeast 13 Thin Film Distillation System. In addition, Agrify will provide access to the fully integrated Agrify Insights seed-to-sale automation software for five years in exchange for monthly recurring SaaS fees.
- On June 1, 2022, Agrify announced it expanded and strengthened its industry-leading portfolio of extraction processing solutions with the unveiling of its new short path, thin film distillation system: the CannaBeast 13. This short path, thin film distillation system offers cannabis operators unprecedented flexibility, ease of use, dependability, consistency, and quality when extracting cannabis oil.
As previously announced, Agrify has reached an agreement in principle with its institutional lender to amend its existing credit facility to modify and eliminate certain financial covenants which, once complete, should give the Company additional flexibility to operate and meet its long-term strategic goals while also allowing it to responsibly adjust to the many challenges currently facing the cannabis industry. We expect that the restructuring will involve repayment of the existing note with a combination of cash on hand and through the issuance of a new note with a reduced principal amount, no amortization of monthly loan payment, and the flexibility of early re-payment. Agrify and the lender are continuing to finalize the specific terms of this agreement. The Company will provide a further update once the agreement has been finalized.
The Company is updating its revenue guidance for Fiscal Year 2022 due to the downturn in the cannabis industry. Agrify now expects to generate between $70 million and $75 million in total revenue for Fiscal Year 2022.