Track Group Reports 1st Quarter Fiscal 2024 Financial Results

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NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Track Group, Inc. (OTCQB:TRCK), a global leader in offender tracking and monitoring services, today announced financial results for its fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2023 (“Q1 FY24”). In Q1 FY24, the Company posted (i) total revenue of $9.0 Million (“M”), an increase of approximately 1% over total revenue of $8.9M for the quarter ended December 31, 2022 (“Q1 FY23”); (ii) Q1 FY24 gross profit of $4.2M also representing an increase of approximately 1% over Q1 FY23 of just under $4.2M; (iii) Q1 FY24 operating loss of ($0.2M) compared to Q1 FY23 operating loss of ($0.1M); and (iv) net income attributable to common shareholders of $461 in Q1 FY24 compared to $36,384 in Q1 FY23.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS 

Total Q1 FY24 revenue of $9.0M was up 1% compared to Q1 FY23 revenue of $8.9M. Additionally, when compared to the preceding quarter ending September 30, 2023 (“Q4 FY23”), revenues rose by $0.4M, reflecting a 4% increase. This positive performance can be attributed to increased activity among customers in Illinois, Canada, and Brazil, partially offset by decreases in revenue from customers in Puerto Rico, Chile, and Saudi Arabia.

Gross Profit rose by 1% ($0.1M), exceeding $4.2M in Q1 FY24 compared to Q1 FY23. When compared to the preceding quarter ending on September 30, 2023 (Q4 FY23), gross profit rose by $0.5M, reflecting a 13% increase. This improvement stems from factors like increased revenue and reduced communication and hardware costs. However, it was partly offset by higher device repair expenses and increased depreciation and amortization.

Operating loss in Q1 FY24 of ($0.2M) was up approximately 30% compared to ($0.1M) in Q1 FY23. This rise in Q1 FY24 operating loss is primarily due to higher operating expenses. Nevertheless, when compared to the previous quarter ending on September 30, 2023 (Q4 FY23), the overall operating loss decreased by $0.1M, indicating a 33% improvement.

Adjusted EBITDA for Q1 FY24 of $1.1M declined approximately $0.1M compared to $1.2M for Q1 FY23, primarily due to the increase in certain operating expenses. Adjusted EBITDA in Q1 FY24 as a percentage of revenue declined to 12%, compared to 13% for Q1 FY23 for the same reasons. However, when compared to the previous quarter ending on September 30, 2023 (Q4 FY23) Adjusted EBITDA increased by 4%.

Cash balance of $3.7M for Q1 FY24 declined 8% compared to $4.1M at September 30, 2023. The modest decrease in cash position was due to a decrease in net cash provided by operating activities of approximately $1.7M offset by a decrease in net cash used in investing activities of $1.3M.

Net income attributable to shareholders in Q1 FY24 was $461 compared to $36,384 in Q1 FY23, a slight decrease principally attributable to a decline in operating income and higher net interest expense, offset by currency exchange gains and a reduction in tax expense.

“In the quarter ending December 31, 2023, we demonstrated a return to growth in revenue and gross profit, surpassing Q1 FY23 and improving even more over the preceding quarter of Q4 FY23. Notably, revenues grew by 4% ($9.0M vs. $8.6M in Q4 FY23), while gross profit experienced a 13% increase ($4.2M vs $3.7M in Q4 FY23), coupled with a reduced operating loss ($0.2M loss vs $0.3M loss in Q4 FY23) and 4% increase in Adjusted EBITDA ($1.1M vs. $1.0M in Q4 FY23). We are optimistic about maintaining and building upon these positive trends throughout the year, expecting continued improvements compared to the same quarter last year and even better results than the immediately preceding quarter. This momentum reflects our dedication to growth and sets a promising tone for the ongoing fiscal year,” said Derek Cassell, Track Group’s CEO. 

Business Outlook

Despite previous challenges from supply chain delays, the impact of the Coronavirus, and the phase-out of our 3G-based cellular devices in the U.S., Track Group stands resilient. The demonstrated financial growth witnessed in Q1 FY24 reinforces our confidence in the strategic reinvestment in technology and the implementation of new programs initiated in late FY23. These endeavors position us well for a sustained return to growth throughout FY24. Our outlook for the remainder of FY24 remains optimistic as follows: 

 
 
Actual

 
 
Outlook
 

 
 
 
FY 2022
 
 
FY 2023
 
 
FY 2024
 

Revenue:
 
$
37.0M
 
$
34.5M
 
$
37-40M
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin:
 
 
18.0%
 
 
11.1%
 
 
17-19%
 

About Track Group, Inc.

Track Group designs, manufactures, and markets location tracking devices; as well as develops and sells a variety of related software, services, and accessories, networking solutions, and monitoring applications. The Company’s products and services are designed to empower professionals in security, law enforcement, corrections, and rehabilitation organizations worldwide with single-sourced offender management solutions that integrate reliable intervention technologies to support re-socialization and monitoring initiatives.

The Company currently trades under the ticker symbol “TRCK” on the OTCQB exchange. For more information, visit www.trackgrp.com

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “if”, “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to Track Group, Inc., and subsidiaries (“Track Group”) are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions and reflect Track Group’s current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties and subject to change at any time. Track Group may from time-to-time update these publicly announced projections, but it is not obligated to do so. Any projections of future results of operations should not be construed in any manner as a guarantee that such results will in fact occur. These projections are subject to change and could differ materially from final reported results. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see “Risk Factors” in Track Group’s annual report on Form 10-K, its quarterly report on Form 10-Q, and its other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. New risks emerge from time to time. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are made.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes financial measures defined as “non-GAAP financial measures” by the Securities and Exchange Commission including non-GAAP EBITDA. These measures may be different from non- GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information, which is not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures are based on the financial figures for the respective period.

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA excludes items included but not limited to interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment charges, gains and losses, currency effects, one-time charges or benefits that are not indicative of operations, charges to consolidate, integrate or consider recently acquired businesses, costs of closing facilities, stock based or other non-cash compensation or other stated cash and non-cash charges (the “Adjustments”).

The Company believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors when factoring in the Adjustments. Specific disclosure regarding the Company’s financial results, including management’s analysis of results from operations and financial condition, are contained in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2023, and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are encouraged to carefully read and consider such disclosure and analysis contained in the Company’s Form 10-K and other reports, including the risk factors contained in such Form 10-K.

TRACK GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 

 
 

 
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
December 31,
 
 
September 30,
 

Assets
 
2023
 
 
2023
 

Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cash
 
$
3,730,885
 
 
$
4,057,195
 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $298,969 and $178,095, respectively
 
 
5,658,004
 
 
 
4,536,916
 

Prepaid expense and deposits
 
 
499,943
 
 
 
610,440
 

Inventory, net of reserves of $3,772 and $3,772, respectively
 
 
970,329
 
 
 


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