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Shoals Technologies Group Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2023

01 August 2023
  • Record Quarterly Revenue of $119.2 million, up 62% Year-Over-Year 
  • System Solutions Revenue Grew 80% Year-Over-Year to $102.1 million, Representing 86% of Second Quarter Revenue 
  • Gross Margin Expanded 350 bps Year-Over-Year to 42.4% 
  • Signed Landmark 10 Gigawatt Master Supply Agreement with Blattner Company 
  • Backlog and Awarded Orders Increased 67% Year-Over-Year to $546.1 million 

PORTLAND, Tenn., Aug. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. (“Shoals” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SHLS), a leading provider of electrical balance of system (“EBOS”) solutions for solar, battery storage, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, today announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

“Shoals delivered another outstanding performance in the second quarter, setting new Company records for revenue and earnings. Revenue grew 62% year-over-year, while System Solutions revenue increased 80% compared to the year-ago period, as customers continue to partner with and use Shoals for their EBOS needs. This was further illustrated in the quarter when we signed our landmark 10-gigawatt master supply agreement with Blattner,” said Jeff Tolnar, President of Shoals.

Mr. Tolnar added, “Backlog and awarded orders increased 67% year-over-year to a Company record of $546.1 million, reflecting continued robust demand for our products. Demand for our combine-as-you-go solution remained strong, with one new customer converting to our system during the quarter, bringing our total number of Big Lead Assembly (BLA) customers to 43. Quotes, awarded orders and backlog of BLA+ continue to grow as we roll out additional products within the product family and customer adoption increases.”

“Finally, we are very excited to welcome Brandon Moss as Shoals’ new CEO. His industry and leadership experience, proven track record of executing strategic growth plans, and commitment to culture, make him the ideal person to lead Shoals through our next stage of growth. We look forward to working with Brandon to continue our strong momentum and capitalize on our significant market opportunity,” concluded Mr. Tolnar.

Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results
Revenue grew 62%, to $119.2 million, compared to $73.5 million for the prior-year period, driven by higher sales volumes as a result of increased demand for solar EBOS generally and the Company’s combine-as-you-go System Solutions specifically. System Solutions revenue increased 80% compared to the prior-year period, and represented 86% of revenue compared to 77% in the prior-year period.

Gross profit increased 77% to $50.5 million, compared to $28.6 million in the prior-year period. Gross profit as a percentage of revenue grew more than 350 bps to 42.4% compared to 38.9% in the prior-year period, driven primarily by a higher portion of overall revenue coming from the Company’s combine-as-you-go System Solutions, which carry higher margins than the Company’s other products, slightly lower raw materials input costs, increased leverage on fixed costs, and efficiencies gained in operations partially offset by $9.4 million in warranty expense.

General and administrative expenses were $16.7 million, compared to $13.3 million during the same period in the prior year. This increase was primarily the result of higher non-cash stock-based compensation and planned increases in payroll expense due to higher headcount supporting growth.

Income from operations was $31.6 million, compared to $13.0 million during the same period in the prior year.

Net income increased 159% to $18.9 million compared to $7.3 million during the same period in the prior year. Net income attributable to Shoals grew 330% to $18.9 million compared to $4.4 million during the same period in the prior year. Basic and diluted net income per share was $0.11 compared to basic and diluted net income per share of $0.04 in the prior-year period.

Adjusted EBITDA* increased 96% to $38.7 million compared to $19.8 million for the prior-year period.

Adjusted net income* grew 105% to $24.0 million compared to $11.8 million during the same period in the prior year. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.14 compared to $0.07 in the prior-year period.

* A reconciliation of the Company’s non-GAAP measures to the most closely comparable U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) measures are found within this release.

Backlog and Awarded Orders
The Company’s backlog and awarded orders as of June 30, 2023 were $546.1 million, representing a 67% increase compared to the same time last year and a 4% sequential increase from March 31, 2023. The increase in backlog and awarded orders reflects continued robust demand for the Company’s solar products, including the recently introduced BLA+.

Backlog represents signed purchase orders or contractual minimum purchase commitments with take-or-pay provisions and awarded orders are orders we are in the process of documenting a contract but for which a contract has not yet been signed.

Full Year 2023 Outlook
Based on current business conditions, business trends and other factors, the Company is maintaining its outlook for the year ending December 31, 2023 as follows:

  • Revenue to be in the range of $480 million to $510 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $145 million to $160 million
  • Adjusted net income to be in the range of $92 million to $102 million
  • Interest expense to be in the range of $22 to $26 million
  • Capital expenditures to be in the range of $8 to $12 million

A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income guidance, which are forward-looking measures that are non-GAAP measures, to the most closely comparable GAAP measures is not provided because we are unable to provide such reconciliation without unreasonable effort. The inability to provide a quantitative reconciliation is due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty in predicting the occurrence, the financial impact and the periods in which the components of the applicable GAAP measures and non-GAAP adjustments may be recognized. The GAAP measures may include the impact of such items as non-cash share-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets and the tax effect of such items, in addition to other items we have historically excluded from Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income. We expect to continue to exclude these items in future disclosures of these non-GAAP measures and may also exclude other similar items that may arise in the future.

Webcast and Conference Call Information
Company management will host a webcast and conference call on August 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss the Company’s financial results.

Interested investors and other parties can listen to a webcast of the live conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at https://investors.shoals.com.

The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-855-327-6837 (domestic) or +1-631-891-4304 (international). A telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the call by dialing 1-844-512-2921 or for international callers, +1-412-317-6671. The conference ID for the live call and pin number for the replay is 10021930. The telephonic replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 15, 2023.

About Shoals Technologies Group, Inc.

Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. is a leading provider of electrical balance of systems (EBOS) solutions for solar, storage, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Since its founding in 1996, the Company has introduced innovative technologies and systems solutions that allow its customers to substantially increase installation efficiency and safety while improving system performance and reliability. Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. is a recognized leader in the renewable energy industry whose solutions are deployed on over 62 GW of solar systems globally. For additional information, please visit: https://www.shoals.com.

Investor Relations Contact
Dhaval Patel
Vice President, Investor Relations
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Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements that are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include information concerning our possible or assumed future results of operations, business strategies, technology developments, financing and investment plans, warranty, litigation and liability accruals and estimates of loss or gains, competitive position, industry and regulatory environment, potential growth opportunities and the effects of competition. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” "seek," “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

Some of the key factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations include, among others, lower than anticipated growth in demand for solar energy projects and EV charging infrastructure; macroeconomic events, including heightened inflation, rises in interest rates and a potential recession; defects or performance problems in our products or their parts, including those manufactured by third parties, and related warranty claims; supply chain challenges, including as a result of additional duties and charges on imports and exports; our failure to, or incurrence of significant costs in order to, obtain, maintain, protect, defend or enforce our intellectual property and other proprietary rights; governmental policies and regulations, and any subsequent changes, which may present technical, regulatory and economic barriers; changes in the United States trade environment; failure to integrate acquired businesses, and delays, disruptions or quality control problems in our manufacturing operations in part due to vendor concentration.

Other risks and uncertainties are described in the section entitled "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 and our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this report. You should read this report with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect.

Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share (“EPS”)
We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus (i) interest expense, net, (ii) income tax expense, (iii) depreciation expense, (iv) amortization of intangibles, (v) equity-based compensation, and (vi) acquisition-related expenses. We define Adjusted Net Income as net income attributable to Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. plus (i) net income impact from assumed exchange of Class B common stock to Class A common stock as of the beginning of the earliest period presented, (ii) amortization of intangibles, (iii) amortization of deferred financing costs, (iv) equity-based compensation, and (v) acquisition-related expenses, all net of applicable income taxes. We define Adjusted Diluted EPS as Adjusted Net Income divided by the diluted weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding for the applicable period, which assumes the exchange of all outstanding Class B common stock for Class A common stock as of the beginning of the earliest period presented.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS are intended as supplemental measures of performance that are neither required by, nor presented in accordance with, GAAP. We present Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS because we believe they assist investors and analysts in comparing our performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. In addition, we use Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS: (i) as factors in evaluating management’s performance when determining incentive compensation; (ii) to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies; and (iii) because our credit agreement uses measures similar to Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS to measure our compliance with certain covenants.

Among other limitations, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS do not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; do not reflect the impact of certain cash charges resulting from matters we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations; and may be calculated by other companies in our industry differently than we do or not at all, which may limit their usefulness as comparative measures.

Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. You should review the reconciliation of net income and net income attributable to Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. to Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS below and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

Shoals Technologies Group, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except shares and par value)

    
 June 30,
2023
 December 31,
2022
Assets   
Current Assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$5,860 $8,766
Accounts receivable, net 97,099  50,575
Unbilled receivables 21,664  16,713
Inventory, net 68,312  72,854
Other current assets 7,180  4,632
Total Current Assets 200,115  153,540
Property, plant and equipment, net 20,198  16,870
Goodwill 69,941  69,941
Other intangible assets, net 52,542  56,585
Deferred tax assets 470,329  291,634
Other assets 5,695  6,325
Total Assets$818,820 $594,895
    
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   
Current Liabilities   
Accounts payable$16,239 $9,481
Accrued expenses and other 27,650  17,882
Deferred revenue 31,298  23,259
Long-term debt—current portion 2,000  2,000
Total Current Liabilities 77,187  52,622
Revolving line of credit 20,000  48,000
Long-term debt, less current portion 188,609  189,063
Other long-term liabilities 3,619  4,221
Total Liabilities 289,415  293,906
Commitments and Contingencies   
Stockholders’ Equity   
Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value - 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022   
Class A common stock, $0.00001 par value - 1,000,000,000 shares authorized; 169,926,094 and 137,904,663 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively 2  1
Class B common stock, $0.00001 par value - 195,000,000 shares authorized; none and 31,419,913 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively   1
Additional paid-in capital 461,705  256,894
Accumulated earnings 67,698  34,478
Total stockholders’ equity attributable to Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. 529,405  291,374
Non-controlling interests   9,615
Total stockholders' equity 529,405  300,989
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity$818,820 $594,895

 

Shoals Technologies Group, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

    
 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023   2022   2023   2022 
Revenue$119,208  $73,490  $224,294  $141,466 
Cost of revenue 68,691   44,897   125,520   86,581 
Gross profit 50,517   28,593   98,774   54,885 
Operating expenses       
General and administrative expenses 16,723   13,265   36,715   27,184 
Depreciation and amortization 2,158   2,344   4,323   4,710 
Total operating expenses 18,881   15,609   41,038   31,894 
Income from operations 31,636   12,984   57,736   22,991 
Interest expense, net (6,505)  (4,170)  (12,501)  (8,006)
Income before income taxes 25,131   8,814   45,235   14,985 
Income tax expense (6,207)  (1,511)  (9,328)  (3,033)
Net income 18,924   7,303   35,907   11,952 
Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests    2,901   2,687   4,910 
Net income attributable to Shoals Technologies Group, Inc.$18,924  $4,402  $33,220  $7,042 
        
 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023   2022   2023   2022 
Earnings per share of Class A common stock:       
Basic$0.11  $0.04  $0.21  $0.06 
Diluted$0.11  $0.04  $0.21  $0.06 
Weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding:       
Basic 169,887   112,489   158,213   112,350 
Diluted 170,241   112,616   158,694   112,428 

 

Shoals Technologies Group, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(in thousands)

  
 Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023   2022 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities   
Net income$35,907  $11,952 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization 5,092   5,402 
Amortization/write off of deferred financing costs 692   684 
Equity-based compensation 11,968   7,896 
Provision for credit losses 296    
Provision for obsolete or slow-moving inventory 3,140   443 
Provision for warranty expense 9,386    
Deferred taxes 8,953   2,847 
Changes in assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable (46,820)  (26,259)
Unbilled receivables (4,951)  (1,047)
Inventory 1,402   (27,404)
Other assets (2,064)  (2,059)
Accounts payable 7,014   4,060 
Accrued expenses and other (220)  4,713 
Deferred revenue 8,039   12,029 
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities 37,834   (6,743)
Cash Flows from Investing Activities   
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (4,377)  (2,149)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (4,377)  (2,149)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities   
Distributions to non-controlling interests (2,628)  (4,566)
Employee withholding taxes related to net settled equity awards (3,576)  (1,297)
Payments on term loan facility (1,000)  (1,000)
Proceeds from revolving credit facility 5,000   38,000 
Repayments of revolving credit facility (33,000)  (8,000)
Other (1,159)   
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities (36,363)  23,137 
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash (2,906)  14,245 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash—Beginning of Period 8,766   9,557 
Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash—End of Period$5,860  $23,802 

 

Shoals Technologies Group, Inc.
Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share (“EPS”) (Unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands):

 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023  2022  2023  2022
Net income$18,924 $7,303 $35,907 $11,952
Interest expense, net 6,505  4,170  12,501  8,006
Income tax expense 6,207  1,511  9,328  3,033
Depreciation expense 565  470  1,049  893
Amortization of intangibles 2,021  2,238  4,043  4,509
Equity-based compensation 4,445  4,063  11,968  7,896
Acquisition-related expenses   12    12
Adjusted EBITDA$38,667 $19,767 $74,796 $36,301


Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. to Adjusted Net Income (in thousands):

 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023   2022   2023   2022 
Net income attributable to Shoals Technologies Group, Inc.$18,924  $4,402  $33,220  $7,042 
Net income impact from assumed exchange of Class B common stock to Class A common stock (a)    2,901   2,687   4,910 
Adjustment to the provision for income tax(b)    (686)  (653)  (1,159)
Tax effected net income 18,924   6,617   35,254  10,793 
Amortization of intangibles 2,021   2,238   4,043   4,509 
Amortization of deferred financing costs 342   408   692   684 
Equity-based compensation 4,445   4,063   11,968   7,896 
Acquisition-related expenses    12      12 
Tax impact of adjustments (c) (1,688)  (1,588)  (4,092)  (3,093)
Adjusted Net Income$24,044  $11,750  $47,865  $20,801 

 

(a)Reflects net income to Class A common stock from assumed exchange of corresponding shares of our Class B common stock held by the Founder and management. There were no shares of Class B common stock outstanding during the three months ended June 30, 2023.
  
(b)Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. is subject to U.S. Federal income taxes, in addition to state and local taxes with respect to its allocable share of any net taxable income of Shoals Parent LLC. The adjustment to the provision for income tax reflects the effective tax rates below, assuming Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. owned 100% of the units in Shoals Parent LLC for all periods presented.
  

Shoals Technologies Group, Inc.
Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share (“EPS”) (Unaudited)  

    
 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
 2023 2022 2023 2022
Statutory U.S. Federal income tax rate21.0% 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Permanent adjustments0.5% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1%
State and local taxes (net of federal benefit)3.3% 2.5% 3.1% 2.5%
Effective income tax rate for Adjusted Net Income24.8% 23.6% 24.5% 23.6%

 

(c)Represents the estimated tax impact of all Adjusted Net Income add-backs, excluding those which represent permanent differences between book versus tax.

  

Reconciliation of Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding to Adjusted Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (in thousands, except per share):

 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023  2022  2023  2022
Diluted weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding, excluding Class B common stock 170,241  112,616  158,694  112,428
Assumed exchange of Class B common stock to Class A common stock   54,635  11,491  54,585
Adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding 170,241  167,251  170,185  167,013
        
Adjusted Net Income$24,044 $11,750 $47,865 $20,801
Adjusted Diluted EPS$0.14 $0.07 $0.28 $0.12

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