BOCA RATON, Fla., August 9, 2022 – Terran Orbital Corporation (NYSE: LLAP), a global leader in satellite solutions, primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries, today announced financial results and operational highlights for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022.
Second Quarter 2022 Highlights
Generated record revenue of $21.4 million, a 127% increase compared to the second quarter of 2021
Record backlog of $224.1 million as of June 30, 2022, up 200% since December 31, 2021
Built pipeline to more than 140 opportunities representing over $16 billion in value as of June 30, 2022
Ended quarter with $62.3 million of cash and cash equivalents
Delivered first of ten satellite buses to Lockheed Martin in support of Space Development Agency’s (“SDA”) Tranche 0 Transport Layer
Delivered and supported launch of NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite for pathfinder mission as part of Artemis program to return humans to the Moon
Supported launch of six customer satellites on SpaceX Transporter-5
Net loss of $32.3 million compared to net loss of $71.4 million for the first quarter of 2022
Marc Bell, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, said, “I am thrilled with our second quarter, as our amazing people continued to execute on key programs like the Space Development Agency’s Transport Layer for Lockheed Martin and to deliver on successful customer missions such as NASA’s CAPSTONE and also NASA’s LunIR launching on the upcoming Artemis I. Satellite manufacturing demand trends are robust, as growth in defense space budgets and commercial applications for small satellites underpin our pipeline and growth expectations. We have already dramatically increased our production capacity and continue to make growth investments and augment our talented workforce. We continue to build momentum entering the second half of 2022.”
Results for the Second Quarter of 2022
Total revenue for the second quarter of 2022 was $21.4 million, up 127% compared to $9.4 million in the same period in the prior year. The increase in revenue attributable to the Satellite Solutions segment was primarily due to the continued and increased level of progress made in satisfying our customer contracts and reflects the ongoing favorable impact from significant contract wins and modifications in recent periods.
During the quarter the Company delivered five satellites including NASA’s CAPSTONE and the first of ten satellite buses for the SDA Transport Layer Tranche 0. Additionally, the Company manufactured and provided launch support services for six customer satellites launched in May. As in the first quarter of 2022, we adjusted our estimate-at-completion (“EAC”) on certain firm fixed price contracts. EAC adjustments negatively impacted revenues by an estimated $1.3 million in the second quarter of 2022.
Cost of sales for the quarter was $25.0 million compared to $5.4 million in the same period in the prior year. The increase in cost of sales was primarily due to an increase of $12.9 million in direct costs incurred in satisfying customer contracts in the Satellite Solutions segment, an increase in share-based compensation expense following the Tailwind Two merger, and an increase of $1.2 million related to reserves for anticipated losses on contracts. Cost of sales included an estimated $2.5 million negative impact due to EAC adjustments.
Gross profit was $(3.7) million, compared to $4.0 million in the same period in the prior year. Excluding share-based compensation and depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales, Adjusted Gross Profit(1) was $2.1 million, compared to $4.5 million in the same period in the prior year. EAC adjustments negatively impacted gross profit and Adjusted Gross Profit by an estimated $3.8 million, including approximately $1.3 million from revenue and $2.5 million from cost of sales.
Selling, general and administrative expenses were $29.4 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared to $12.5 million in the same period in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to an increase in share-based compensation expense as a result of the Tailwind Two merger, an increase in research and development expense, increases in corporate salaries and wages, facility costs related to capacity expansions, and other operating costs.
Our net loss for the quarter was $32.3 million compared to a net loss of $8.9 million for the same period in the prior year. In addition to the items discussed above, net loss increased as a result of higher interest expense and a reduction in gain on extinguishment of debt due to the timing and impact from recent financing transactions, offset by a decrease in fair value of warrant and derivative liabilities following the Tailwind Two Merger.
Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $(14.8) million compared to $(2.5) million in the same period in the prior year. The decrease in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to a decrease in gross profit and increases in selling, general, and administrative expenses related to salaries and wages, research and development, facility expenses, and other operating costs as a result of our growth initiatives.
The Company views growth in backlog as a key measure of its business growth. Backlog represents the estimated dollar value of executed contracts, including both funded (firm orders for which funding is authorized and appropriated) and unfunded portions of such contracts, for which work has not been performed.
As of June 30, 2022, the Company’s backlog totaled approximately $224.1 million, a 200% increase since December 31, 2021, driven primarily by the Company’s major contract awards during the year including an award to build 42 satellites for the SDA Tranche 1 Transport Layer.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
As of June 30, 2022, Terran Orbital had $62.3 million of cash on hand and approximately $202.7 million in gross debt obligations. The Company’s debt includes $26.3 million in connection with an obligation under one of the PIPE investment subscription agreements, of which $3.8 million is payable in cash with the remaining $22.5 million payable in cash or equity at the Company’s option, subject to certain requirements.
After the end of the quarter, the Company entered into a common stock purchase agreement with an affiliate of B. Riley Securities, Inc., pursuant to which the Company has the right, but not the obligation, subject to certain conditions, to sell to B. Riley over a 24-month period up to the lesser of (i) $100 million of newly issued shares of the Company’s common stock and (ii) 27,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.
The Company continues to focus on the successful execution of its existing contracts and delivery of satellites on schedule while also winning new contracts to expand its backlog. Accordingly, the Company reiterates its expectation to deliver all ten buses in 2022 to Lockheed Martin in support of the SDA Transport Layer Tranche 0 and has commenced work on the next forty-two satellites for Tranche 1, which we expect to begin delivering in 2023. To support the continuing expansion of manufacturing capacity, the Company expects to open its new Irvine, California manufacturing facility in the fall of 2022. Additionally, the Company continues to develop its first two synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites for launch in 2023.
(1) This is a non-GAAP financial measure. Definitions of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release and reconciliations of such measures to their nearest GAAP equivalents are included below.
Conference Call Information
As previously announced, Terran Orbital’s second quarter 2022 conference call is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. ET today. The live webcast will be accessible on the Terran Orbital Investor Relations website at investors.terranorbital.com. The event can also be accessed by dialing 844-200-6205 within the U.S. and by dialing 929-526-1599 outside of the U.S. The passcode for both is 992975. A replay will be available by accessing the same link as listed above.
About Terran Orbital
Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com.
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