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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On September 14, 2023, iPower Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing its earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended June 30, 2023. The press release also announced the Company will hold a conference call to discuss its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year financial results on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
The conference call details are as follows:
|Date:||Thursday, September 14, 2023|
|Time:||Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time|
|Dial-in Registration Link:||https://register.vevent.com/register/BI3034b2b0ea624c2a9ac35ca1e37c42eb|
|Live Webcast Registration Link:||https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/ujcagrwy/|
The conference call will be broadcast live and will also be available for replay in the Events & Presentations section of the Company’s website at www.meetipower.com.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. Such information may be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, only if and to the extent that such subsequent filing specifically references such information.
|99.1||Press Release dated September 14, 2023.|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: September 14, 2023|
|By:||/s/ Chenlong Tan|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
iPower Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results
- Fiscal 2023 Revenue up 12% to Record $88.9 Million, with Cash Flow from Operations of $9.2 Million -
- iPower Management to Host Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time -
DUARTE, CA, September 14, 2023 -- iPower Inc. (Nasdaq: IPW) (“iPower” or the “Company”), a tech and data-driven online retailer and supplier of consumer home and garden products, as well as a provider of value-added ecommerce services, today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended June 30, 2023.
Fiscal Q4 2023 Results vs. Year-Ago Quarter
|·||Total revenue increased 6% to $23.4 million as compared to $22.1 million.|
|·||Gross profit remained flat at $9.1 million, with gross margin of 38.7% as compared to 41.2%.|
|·||Net loss attributable to iPower was $3.0 million or $(0.10) per share, as compared to net loss of $1.3 million or $(0.05) per share.|
|·||As of June 30, 2023, net debt (total debt less cash) was reduced by 43% to $8.1 million as compared to net debt of $14.2 million as of June 30, 2022.|
Fiscal 2023 Results vs. Fiscal 2022
|·||Total revenue increased 12% to $88.9 million as compared to $79.4 million.|
|·||Gross profit increased 5% to $34.8 million as compared to $33.2 million, with gross margin of 39.1% compared to 41.8%.|
|·||Net loss attributable to iPower was $12.0 million or $(0.40) per share, as compared to net income of $1.5 million or $0.06 per share. The fiscal 2023 period includes approximately $3 million related to a goodwill impairment incurred earlier in the fiscal year.|
|·||Cash flow from operations improved significantly to $9.2 million as compared to cash used of $16.6 million.|
“Fiscal 2023 marked our third consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth driven by consistent, strong demand for our in-house products and continued expansion of our non-hydroponic portfolio,” said Lawrence Tan, CEO of iPower. “Throughout the fiscal year, we emphasized in-house products sales which accounted for over 90% of revenue while continuing to diversify our product offerings beyond hydroponics, which grew to more than 75% of sales in fiscal 2023. We believe that our ability to generate double-digit growth while shifting our product mix into new categories demonstrates our superior product research, design and merchandising capabilities.”
iPower CFO, Kevin Vassily, added, “During the year, we continued to work through high-cost inventory buildup from prior periods, which has weighed on our gross margin in recent quarters. However, we have now sold through most of the excess inventory and expect gross margin to improve in fiscal 2024. With an improved supply chain, normalized inventory levels and continued demand for our in-house products, we believe that we are well positioned to execute on our growth and profitability objectives in fiscal 2024.”
Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Results
Total revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2023 increased 6% to $23.4 million as compared to $22.1 million for the same period in fiscal 2022. The increase was primarily driven by greater product sales to the Company’s largest channel partner, as well as strong demand for iPower’s non-hydroponic product portfolio which now accounts for over 75% of revenue.
Gross profit in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2023 remained flat at $9.1 million compared to the same quarter in fiscal 2022. As a percentage of revenue, gross margin was 38.7% as compared to 41.2% in the year-ago period. The decrease in gross margin was primarily driven by a higher cost of goods sold related to inventory that previously incurred higher freight charges, as well as normal variations in product and channel mix.
Total operating expenses in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2023 were $12.0 million as compared to $10.6 million for the same period in fiscal 2022. The increase was driven in part by higher selling, fulfillment, and marketing costs related to the sale of inventory built up in prior quarters.
Net loss attributable to iPower in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2023 was $3.0 million or $(0.10) per share, as compared to a net loss of $1.3 million or $(0.05) per share for the same period in fiscal 2022. The decline was driven in part by the aforementioned higher operating expenses.
Cash and cash equivalents were $3.7 million at June 30, 2023, as compared to $1.8 million at June 30, 2022. Total debt as of June 30, 2023 was $11.8 million as compared to $16.0 million as of June 30, 2022. As a result of the Company’s debt paydown, iPower’s net debt (total debt less cash) position was reduced by 43% to $8.1 million as compared to $14.2 million as of June 30, 2022.
The Company will hold a conference call today, September 14, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended June 30, 2023.
iPower’s management will host the conference call, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
The conference call details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Dial-in registration link: https://register.vevent.com/register/BI3034b2b0ea624c2a9ac35ca1e37c42eb
Live webcast registration link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/ujcagrwy/
Please dial into the conference call 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact the Company’s investor relations team at IPW@elevate-ir.com.
The conference call will also be broadcast live and available for replay in the Events & Presentations section of the Company’s website at www.meetipower.com.
About iPower Inc.
iPower Inc. is a tech and data-driven online retailer and supplier of consumer home and garden products, as well as a provider of value-added ecommerce services for third-party products and brands. iPower offers thousands of stock keeping units from its in-house brands as well as hundreds of other brands through its ecommerce channel partners and its websites, www.zenhydro.com and www.simpledeluxe.com. iPower has a diverse customer base that includes both commercial businesses and individuals. For more information, please visit iPower's website at www.meetipower.com.
All statements other than statements of historical fact in this press release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that iPower believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, and financial needs. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. iPower undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although iPower believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and iPower cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results and encourages investors to review other factors that may affect its future results and performance in iPower's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC on September 14, 2023, and in its other SEC filings.
Investor Relations Contact:
Sean Mansouri, CFA
iPower Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of June 30, 2023 and 2022
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalent||$||3,735,642||$||1,821,947|
|Accounts receivable, net||14,071,543||17,432,287|
|Other receivable - related party||–||51,762|
|Prepayments and other current assets||2,858,196||5,444,463|
|Total current assets||41,259,270||55,184,225|
|Right of use - non-current||7,837,345||10,453,282|
|Property and equipment, net||536,418||544,633|
|Deferred tax assets||2,155,250||–|
|Investment in joint venture||33,113||43,385|
|Intangible assets, net||4,280,071||4,929,442|
|Other non-current assets||427,254||406,732|
|Total non-current assets||18,835,017||23,397,242|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Credit cards payable||366,781||807,687|
|Other payables and accrued liabilities||4,831,067||5,915,220|
|Advance from shareholders||85,200||92,246|
|Lease liability - current||2,159,173||2,582,933|
|Long-term promissory note payable - current portion||2,017,852||1,879,065|
|Income taxes payable||276,683||299,563|
|Total current liabilities||23,332,308||22,883,579|
|Long-term revolving loan payable, net||9,791,191||12,314,627|
|Long-term promissory note payable, net||–||1,781,705|
|Deferred tax liabilities||–||939,115|
|Lease liability - non-current||6,106,047||8,265,611|
|Total non-current liabilities||15,897,238||23,301,058|
|Commitments and contingency||–||–|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2023 and 2022||
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; 180,000,000 shares authorized; 29,710,939 and 29,572,382 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2023 and 2022||
|Additional paid in capital||29,624,520||29,111,863|
|(Accumulated deficits) Retained earnings||(8,702,442||)||3,262,948|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||(62,134||)||5,678|
|Total liabilities and equity||$||60,094,287||$||78,581,467|
iPower Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the Years Ended June 30, 2023 and 2022
|For the Three Months Ended June 30,||For the Years Ended June 30,|
|COST OF REVENUES||14,348,668||12,998,903||54,104,587||46,218,580|
|Selling and fulfillment||8,133,299||6,842,363||32,427,972||19,180,390|
|General and administrative||3,913,672||3,767,117||12,792,998||11,707,466|
|Impairment loss - goodwill||–||–||3,060,034||#||–|
|Total operating expenses||12,046,971||10,609,480||48,281,004||30,887,856|
|(LOSS) INCOME FROM OPERATIONS||(2,996,473||)||(1,490,552||)||(13,483,543||)||2,312,037|
|OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)|
|Other financing expenses||–||–||–||(80,010||)|
|Loss on equity method investment||(1,376||)||5,673||(10,001||)||(6,616||)|
|Other non-operating income||(306,874||)||210,893||(107,749||)||296,366|
|Total other expenses, net||(573,747||)||(14,451||)||(1,184,030||)||(248,419||)|
|(LOSS) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES||(3,570,220||)||(1,505,003||)||(14,667,573||)||2,063,618|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAX (BENEFIT) EXPENSE||(605,374||)||(146,570||)||(2,690,500||)||558,975|
|NET (LOSS) INCOME||(2,964,846||)||(1,358,433||)||(11,977,073||)||1,504,643|
|NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO IPOWER INC.||$||(2,962,041||)||$||(1,349,271||)||$||(11,965,390||)||$||1,517,875|
|OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS|
|Foreign currency translation adjustments||(21,090||)||8,904||(67,812||)||5,678|
|COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO IPOWER INC.||$||(2,983,131||)||$||(1,340,367||)||$||(12,033,202||)||$||1,523,553|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON STOCK|
|(LOSSES) EARNINGS PER SHARE|