Telos Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Results: Delivers $47.3 Million of Revenue and 38.6% Gross Margin

March 16, 2023

  • Delivered Quarterly Revenue of $47.3 Million and Full Year Revenue of $216.9 Million
  • Expanded Quarterly Gross Margin by 95 Basis Points to 6% and Full Year Gross Margin by 96 Basis Points to 36.4%
  • Generated Full Year Cash Flow from Operations of $16.5 Million and Free Cash Flow of $11.2 Million; Deployed $11.3 Million to Share Repurchases During 2022
  • Forecasts Lower Revenues in 2023; Hired Two New Senior Leaders Focused on Growth and Customer Solutions

Ashburn, Va. – March 16, 2023 – Telos Corporation (NASDAQ: TLS), a leading provider of cyber, cloud and enterprise security solutions for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2022.

“We delivered $47.3 million of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2022, and expanded gross margin 95 basis points to 38.6%, resulting in a $14.2 million GAAP net loss and $5.4 million of Adjusted EBITDA,” said John B. Wood, chairman and CEO, Telos. “However, the wind-down of large programs coming to completion in Secure Networks, insufficient new business wins in 2022, and meaningful revenue reductions on some ongoing programs will weigh heavily on 2023 performance. 2023 will be a transition year focused on generating new business wins for 2024 and beyond. The Board and I are fully aligned and focused on streamlining our operations and rebuilding and growing our revenue base.”

Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights (in millions, except per share data)
4Q 2022 4Q 2021
Revenue $47.3 $64.1
Gross Profit $18.3 $24.1
Gross Margin 38.6% 37.7%
GAAP Net Loss ($14.2) ($5.5)
GAAP Net Loss Margin (30.0 %) (8.6 %)
Adjusted Net Income 1 $3.7 $7.3
EBITDA1 ($13.2) ($4.0)
Adjusted EBITDA1 $5.4 $8.8
Adjusted EBITDA Margin1 11.4% 13.8%
GAAP Net Loss per Share, Diluted ($0.21) ($0.08)
Adjusted EPS 1 $0.05 $0.11
Weighted-average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding, Diluted 67.3 66.8
Cash Flow from Operations ($3.6) ($2.4)
Free Cash Flow 1 $0.5 ($7.2)

1 Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures. Refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Leadership Update:

Telos announces the addition of two senior leaders to drive the Company’s growth and customer solutions capabilities:

  • Josh Salmanson, senior vice president of Technology Solutions, will lead the newly established Technology Solutions organization, where he will be responsible for driving the development of innovative customer solutions. Salmanson has nearly 30 years of experience as a senior cyber and information technology executive, and a record of success leading technology and solutions for companies serving commercial and government customers.
  • Lee Canterbury, vice president of Corporate Growth, will lead the newly consolidated Growth organization and oversee all business generation activities across the Company. Canterbury brings over 35 years of experience successfully implementing business development strategies for companies serving commercial and government customers.
 Financial Outlook:
1Q 2023 Full Year 2023
Revenue $30 – $33 Million $115 – $140 Million
YoY Growth (40%) – (34%) (47%) – (35%)
Adjusted EBITDA1 ($6.5) – ($4.5) Million ($27) – ($17) Million

1Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below

This guidance consists of forward-looking statements and actual results may differ materially. Refer to the Forward-Looking Statements section below for information on the factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company has not provided the most directly comparable GAAP measure to this forward-looking non-GAAP financial measure because certain items are out of the Company’s control or cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, a reconciliation for forward-looking Adjusted EBITDA is not available without unreasonable effort.

Webcast Information

Telos will host a live webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today, March 16, 2023. To access the webcast, visit https://register.vevent.com/register/BI1dff1c445cdd4159b141ba5385d8ca6a. Related presentation materials will be made available on the Investors section of the Company’s website at https://investors.telos.com. In addition, an archived webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event on the Investors section of the Company’s website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are made under the safe harbor provisions of the federal securities laws. These statements are based on the Company’s management’s current beliefs, expectations and assumptions about future events, conditions, and results and on information currently available to them. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. The Company believes that these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” set forth from time to time in the Company’s filings and reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as future filings and reports by the Company, copies of which are available at https://investors.telos.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Although the Company bases these forward-looking statements on assumptions that its management believes are reasonable when made, the Company cautions the reader that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that the Company’s actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and industry developments may differ materially from statements made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this release. Given these risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond its control, the Company cautions the reader not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of such statement and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement publicly, or to revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events or developments occurring after the date of the statement, even if new information becomes available in the future. Comparisons of results for current and any prior periods are not intended to express any future trends or indications of future performance, unless specifically expressed as such, and should only be viewed as historical data.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to Telos’ results determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, Telos believes the non-GAAP financial measures of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted Earnings Per Share (“EPS”) and Free Cash Flow are useful in evaluating operating performance. Telos believes that this non-GAAP financial information, when taken collectively with GAAP results, may be helpful to readers of the financial statements because it provides consistency and comparability with past financial performance and assists in comparisons with other companies, some of which use similar non-GAAP financial information to supplement their GAAP results. The non-GAAP financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only, should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from similarly-titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies. A reconciliation is provided below for each of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure stated in accordance with GAAP.

The Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures (a) to understand and evaluate Telos’ core operating performance and trends, (b) to prepare and approve the Company’s annual budget, (c) to develop short-term and long-term operating plans, and (d) to evaluate the performance of certain management personnel when determining incentive compensation. Telos believes these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate the comparison of the Company’s operating performance on a consistent basis between periods by excluding certain items that may, or could, have a disproportionately positive or negative impact on the Company’s results of operations in any particular period. When viewed in combination with the Company’s results prepared in accordance with GAAP, these non-GAAP financial measures help provide a broader picture of factors and trends affecting the Company’s results of operations.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow are supplemental measures of operating performance that are not made under GAAP and do not represent, and should not be considered as an alternative to, Net Income (Loss), Net Income (Loss) Margin, Earnings per Share, or Net Cash Flows provided by operating activities, as determined by GAAP.

The Company defines EBITDA as net (loss)/income, adjusted for non-operating expense/(income), interest expense, provision for/(benefit from) income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA, adjusted for restructuring expenses and stock-based compensation expense. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenue. The Company defines Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) as net income/(loss), adjusted for non-operating expense/(income), restructuring expenses and stock-based compensation expense. The Company defines Adjusted EPS as Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) divided by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash provided by or used in operating activities, less purchases of property and equipment and capitalized software development costs, plus net cash proceeds from resale of software under other financing obligations.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted Net Income/(Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow each has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider any of them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of results as reported under GAAP. Among other limitations, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow each does not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments, does not reflect the impact of certain cash charges resulting from matters considered not to be indicative of ongoing operations, and does not reflect income tax expense or benefit. Other companies in the Company’s industry may calculate EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted Net Income/(Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow differently than Telos does, which limits its usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these limitations, neither EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted Net Income/(Loss), Adjusted EPS nor Free Cash Flow should be considered as a replacement for Net Income/ (Loss), Net Income/(Loss) Margin, Earnings per Share, or Net Cash Flows Provided by Operating Activities, as determined by GAAP, or as a measure of profitability. Telos compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on the Company’s GAAP results and using non-GAAP measures only for supplemental purposes.

 

TELOS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

For the Three Months Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
   Revenue – services $               39,059 $               57,532                192,742                221,548
   Revenue – products                    8,284                    6,519                  24,145                  20,885
Total revenue                  47,343                  64,051                216,887                242,433
   Cost of sales – services                  23,421                  35,121                121,334                143,357
   Cost of sales – products                    5,624                    4,781                  16,510                  13,047
Total cost of sales                  29,045                  39,902                137,844                156,404
Gross profit                  18,298                  24,149                  79,043                  86,029
Selling, general and administrative expenses:
   Sales and marketing                    3,547                    5,423                  16,582                  19,655
   Research and development                    3,018                    4,845                  16,918                  19,096
   General and administrative                  26,396                  19,292                  99,393                  88,742
Total selling, general and administrative expenses                  32,961                  29,560                132,893                127,493
Operating loss                (14,663)                  (5,411)                (53,850)                (41,464)
   Other income/(expense)                       702                         81                    1,350                     (921)
   Interest expense                     (316)                     (194)                     (874)                     (777)
Loss before income taxes                (14,277)                  (5,524)                (53,374)                (43,162)
Benefit from/(provision for) income taxes                         79 $                      34                       (54)                         28
Net loss                (14,198)                  (5,490)                (53,428)                (43,134)
Net loss per share:
   Basic $                 (0.21) $                 (0.08) $                 (0.79) $                 (0.65)
   Diluted $                 (0.21) $                 (0.08) $                 (0.79) $                 (0.65)
Weighted-average share outstanding:
   Basic                  67,313                  66,756                  67,559                  66,374
   Diluted                  67,313                  66,756                  67,559                  66,374

 

TELOS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

As of December 31,
2022 2021
(in thousands, except per share and share data)
Assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents $                           119,305 $                           126,562
   Accounts receivable, net                                40,069                                59,844
   Inventories, net                                  2,877                                  1,247
   Prepaid expenses                                  4,819                                  3,329
   Other current assets                                     893                                     732
      Total current assets                              167,963                              191,714
Property and equipment, net                                  4,787                                  6,088
Finance lease right-of-use assets, net                                  7,832                                  9,053
Operating lease right-of-use assets                                     341                                     852
Goodwill                                17,922                                17,922
Intangible assets, net                                37,415                                19,199
Other assets                                  1,137                                  1,253
      Total assets $                           237,397 $                           246,081
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity:
Liabilities:
   Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities $                             22,551 $                             34,548
   Accrued compensation and benefits                                  8,388                                  6,557
   Contract liabilities                                  6,444                                  6,381
   Finance lease obligations – current portion                                  1,592                                  1,461
   Operating lease obligations – current portion                                     361                                     564
Other financing obligations – current portion                                  1,247                                       —
   Other current liabilities                                  4,919                                  1,430
      Total current liabilities                                45,502                                50,941
   Finance lease obligations – non-current portion                                11,248                                12,840
   Operating lease obligations – non-current portion                                       27                                     388
Other financing obligations – non-current portion                                  7,211                                       —
   Deferred income taxes                                     758                                     723
   Other liabilities                                     297                                     935
      Total liabilities                                65,043                                65,827
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 67,431,632 shares and 66,767,450 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively                                     106                                     105
   Additional paid-in capital                              412,708                              367,153
   Accumulated other comprehensive loss                                     (55)                                     (27)
   Accumulated deficit                            (240,405)                            (186,977)
      Total stockholders’ equity                              172,354                              180,254
      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $                           237,397 $                           246,081

 

 TELOS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the Three Months Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(in thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $             (14,198) $               (5,490) $             (53,428) $          (43,134)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by/(used in) operating activities:
Stock-based compensation                  15,817                  12,853                  64,660               60,231
Depreciation and amortization                    1,463                    1,401                    5,890                 5,624
Provision for doubtful accounts                           2                         —                         99                        7
Provision for deferred income tax                         10                         42                         35                      70
Loss on disposal of fixed assets                           2                         —                           4                        6
Accretion of discount on acquisition holdback                         12                         12                         48                      19
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable                  10,912                (10,085)                  19,675             (28,937)
Inventories                    1,799                       778                  (1,630)                 2,064
Intangible assets – software held for resale                  (7,120)                         —                  (7,120)                      —
Prepaid expenses, other current assets and other assets                    1,237                    2,274                  (1,249)                  (982)
Accounts payable and other accrued payables                (14,957)                       344                (12,322)               16,086
Accrued compensation and benefits                     (688)                  (1,398)                     (317)               (1,917)
Contract liabilities                     (508)                     (852)                         63                    727
Other current liabilities and other liabilities                    2,607                  (2,254)                    2,100               (2,602)
Net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities                  (3,610)                  (2,375)                  16,508                 7,262
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capitalized software development costs                  (4,128)                  (3,296)                (12,708)               (9,968)
Purchases of property and equipment                     (194)                  (1,556)                  (1,009)               (3,201)
Cash paid for acquisition                         —                         —               (5,925)
Net cash used in investing activities                  (4,322)                  (4,852)                (13,717)             (19,094)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Payments under finance lease obligations                     (378)                     (346)                  (1,461)               (1,339)
Repurchase of common stock                  (3,542)                         —                (11,145)               (1,251)
Payment of tax withholding related to net share settlement of equity awards                  (2,536)                         —                  (5,671)                      —
Payments for debt issuance costs                       (95)                         —                       (95)                      —
Proceeds from other financing obligations                    9,092                         —                    9,092                      —
Payments of other financing obligations                     (635)                         —                     (635)                      —
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs                         —                         —                         —               64,269
Repurchase of outstanding warrants                         —                         —                         —             (26,894)
Distributions to Telos ID Class B member – non-controlling interest                         —                         —                         —               (2,436)
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities                    1,906                     (346)                  (9,915)               32,349
Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash                  (6,026)                  (7,573)                  (7,124)               20,517
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period                125,464                134,135                126,562             106,045
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period $             119,438 $             126,562 $             119,438 $          126,562

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Non-GAAP EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin
For the Three Months Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Amount Margin Amount Margin Amount Margin Amount Margin
(dollars in thousands)
Net loss $  (14,198) (30.0) % $    (5,490) (8.6) % $  (53,428) (24.6) % $  (43,134) (17.8) %
Other (income)/expense          (702) (1.5) %            (81) (0.1) %       (1,350) (0.6) %            921 0.4 %
Interest expense            316 0.7 %            194 0.3 %            874 0.4 %            777 0.3 %
Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes            (79) (0.2) %            (34) (0.1) %              54 — %            (28) — %
Depreciation and amortization         1,463 3.1 %         1,401 2.2 %         5,890 2.7 %         5,624 2.4 %
EBITDA     (13,200) (27.9) %       (4,010) (6.3) %     (47,960) (22.1) %     (35,840) (14.7) %
Restructuring expenses (1)         2,767 5.9 %              — — %         2,767 1.3 %              — — %
Stock-based compensation expense (2)       15,817 33.4 %       12,853 20.1 %       64,660 29.8 %       60,231 24.8 %
Adjusted EBITDA $      5,384 11.4 % $      8,843 13.8 % $    19,467 9.0 % $    24,391 10.1 %

(1) The restructuring expenses adjustment to EBITDA includes severance and other related benefit costs (including outplacement services and continuing health insurance coverage) associated with a reduction in workforce.

(2) The stock-based compensation adjustment to EBITDA for fiscal year 2022 is made up of $62.5 million of stock-based compensation expenses for the awarded RSUs and PRSUs, and $2.1 million of other sources of stock-based compensation expense. The other source of stock-based compensation consists of accrued compensation, which the Company intends to settle in shares of the Company’s common stock. However, it is the Company’s discretion whether this compensation will ultimately be paid in stock or cash. The Company has the right to dictate the form of these payments up until the date at which they are paid. Any change to the expected payment form would result in a change in estimate that would add back to Adjusted EBITDA.

 

Reconciliation of Net (Loss)/Income to Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) and Adjusted EPS
For the Three Months Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) Adjusted  Earnings Per Share Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) Adjusted  Earnings Per Share Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) Adjusted  Earnings Per Share Adjusted Net Income/(Loss) Adjusted  Earnings Per Share
(in thousands, except per share data)
Reported GAAP measure $  (14,198) $      (0.21) $    (5,490) $        (0.08) $  (53,428) $      (0.79) $  (43,134) $        (0.65)
Adjustments:
Other (income)/expense          (702)         (0.01)            (81)              —       (1,350)         (0.02)            921           0.01
Restructuring expenses (1)         2,767           0.04              —              —         2,767           0.04              —              —
Stock-based compensation expense (2)       15,817           0.23       12,853           0.19       64,660           0.96       60,231           0.91
Adjusted non-GAAP measure $      3,684 $        0.05 $      7,282 $        0.11 $    12,649 $        0.19 $    18,018 $        0.27
Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding, basic       67,313       66,756       67,559       66,374

(1) The restructuring expenses adjustment to net loss includes severance and other related benefit costs (including outplacement services and continuing health insurance coverage) associated with a reduction in workforce.

(2) The stock-based compensation adjustment to net loss for fiscal year 2022 is made up of $62.5 million of stock-based compensation expenses for the awarded RSUs and PRSUs, and $2.1 million of other sources of stock-based compensation expense. The other source of stock-based compensation consists of accrued compensation, which the Company intends to settle in shares of the Company’s common stock. However, it is the Company’s discretion whether this compensation will ultimately be paid in stock or cash. The Company has the right to dictate the form of these payments up until the date at which they are paid. Any change to the expected payment form would result in a change in estimate that would add back to Adjusted Net Income/(Loss).

 

Free Cash Flow
For the Three Months Ended December 31, For the Year Ended December 31,
2022 2021 2022 2021
(in thousands)
Net cash flows provided by operating activities $               (3,610) $               (2,375) $               16,508 $                 7,262
Adjustments:
Purchases of property and equipment                     (194)                  (1,556)                  (1,009)                  (3,201)
Capitalized software development costs                  (4,128)                  (3,296)                (12,708)                  (9,968)
Net cash proceeds from resale of software                    8,457                         —                    8,457                         —
Free cash flow $                    525 $               (7,227) $               11,248 $               (5,907)

 

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