Redwire Corporation Reports Full Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results

Significant new business wins, order volume and robust backlog demonstrate strength and breadth of Redwire’s breakout space infrastructure solutions

Company confirms no material misstatements or restatements of previously filed financial statements following completion of investigation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$RDW–Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW), a leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, today announced results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

Business Highlights

  • Total backlog1 increased to $271.6 million as of December 31, 2021, providing substantial visibility into future revenue growth.
  • Acquired Techshot Inc., a leader in on-orbit manufacturing, biotechnology in microgravity, and bioprinting needed for commercial space-based biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and development.
  • Contributed key technologies to 12 different launches and successful deployment of space capabilities during the year.
  • Delivered the first of three pairs of innovative and patented roll out solar array (ROSA) solar arrays that were successfully installed on the International Space Station (“ISS”), which will deliver an expected 30+% increase in aggregate power. This capability was also successfully utilized for the DART NASA planetary defense mission and is expected to be used for the planned Lunar Gateway.
  • Partnered with leading space companies on the new Orbital Reef project, a strategic next generation commercial ecosystem in Low Earth Orbit (“LEO”). The project is expected to utilize Redwire’s state of the art capabilities, including its ROSA technology, digital engineering, and microgravity manufacturing expertise.
  • Completed a critical milestone with a large-scale 3D printing test for the Archinaut One mission, significantly reducing the risk for the first-of-its kind robotics satellite assembly mission, which is expected to revolutionize the satellite manufacturing market. Robotic satellite assembly has the potential to expand mission capabilities and meaningfully reduce launch costs compared to traditional satellite launches.
  • Delivered the first set of wired cameras for the Artemis III Orion Camera System, an array of navigation cameras developed for NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The Orion next generation spacecraft is for deep space missions and is expected to carry the first woman, next man, and other explorers to sustainably explore the Moon’s surface.

2021 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue increased $96.8 million, or 237%, to $137.6 million for 2021, from $40.8 million for the Successor 2020 Period2.
  • Net Loss and Adjusted EBITDA1 were $61.5 million and $1.3 million, respectively, for 2021. Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA1 increased $1.6 million to $3.2 million for 2021, from $1.6 million for the Successor 2020 Period.
  • On March 25, 2022, the Adam Street Partners Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility was upsized from $5.0 million to $25.0 million, providing enhanced liquidity.

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1 Total backlog, a key business measure, as well as Adjusted EBITDA and Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of results under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. See “Non-GAAP Financial Information” and the reconciliation tables included in this press release for details regarding the calculation of Total backlog, Adjusted EBITDA and pro forma Adjusted EBITDA.

2 The Successor 2020 Period, from February 10, 2020 (Company inception) through December 31, 2020, includes the results of Adcole, DSS, MIS, Roccor and LoadPath from their respective acquisition dates as the entities were acquired during the period.

“Redwire continues to deliver the foundational technologies for the present and future of space infrastructure.”, said Peter Cannito, Chairman and CEO. “Our strong heritage, world-class team of experts, market leading position in In Space 3D Printing Manufacturing and Biotechnology and a broad portfolio of patented space products give us a competitive edge in the market. Our position is bolstered by our Backlog, Revenue, and Adjusted EBITDA as well as significant future organic growth and potential targeted M&A opportunities. Despite the numerous challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 proved to be another important and successful year in our Company’s journey.”

As a purpose-built, innovative provider of space infrastructure and services, Redwire’s product suite is a focal point of the growing space economy. The Company was a key contributor of capabilities on 12 launches in 2021 and has already confirmed participation in 8 planned launches in 2022.

Redwire posted robust triple-digit revenue growth compared with 2020 and demonstrated agility and industry leadership in navigating the current economic environment. Redwire generated over 260% growth in Gross Profit. Increased costs associated with being a public company contributed to an increase in net loss of 328%. Additionally, Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA grew by 103%. This was a solid outcome given the various program delays throughout the year.

“In addition to our stellar organic growth, we are thrilled to have acquired Techshot Inc., to further advance Redwire’s unique positioning as the leader in on-orbit manufacturing and space commercialization. Techshot is the forerunner in space biotechnology, including game-changing In-Space 3D bioprinting capabilities, space biomedical research and plant science. With over a dozen payloads having flown, four of which are in current operations on the International Space Station, Techshot mirrors Redwire’s ‘Heritage + Innovation’ approach. Techshot has a history of proven flight heritage, sustainable revenue, and break-out intellectual property to fuel tremendous growth in the future. Combining Techshot’s leading position in commercial space biotechnology with Redwire’s leading position in on-orbit material manufacturing, adds significant scale and synergy to our commercial space offerings. This is a substantial step forward in our vision for people living and working in space and will generate significant value for our shareholders.”

2022 Guidance

For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022, Redwire expects sales to be in a range of approximately $165 million to $195 million and Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA3 to be in a range of approximately $8 million to $15 million.

Cannito concluded, “The opportunity of what we are building at Redwire is enormous and we are continuing to gain momentum in the marketplace. With launch costs continuing to decline, we anticipate an unprecedented expansion of space infrastructure. The global space industry is projected to generate more than $2 trillion in revenue by 2040, up from $420 billion in 2019. Redwire’s foundational technologies such as power generation, 3D printing, deployable structures, sensors, avionics, advanced payloads, space biotechnology and digital engineering are the building blocks necessary for the future space economy.”

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3 Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of results under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. We are unable to provide guidance for net income (loss) or reconciliations to forward looking net income (loss) because we are unable to provide a meaningful or accurate calculation or estimation of certain reconciling items without unreasonable effort. This is due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliation, including. Thus, we are unable to present a quantitative reconciliation of the aforementioned forward looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most closely comparable forward looking U.S. GAAP financial measure because such information is not available. See “Non-GAAP Financial Information” for more information regarding Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA.

Additional 2021 Business Highlights

  • Completed the de-SPAC process and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) on September 3, 2021.
  • Selected as a strategic mission partner by Virgin Orbit and Terran Orbital to provide a variety of products and services to support their expanding launch and constellation capabilities such as digital engineering and dynamic mission simulation software, roll out solar arrays, star trackers, and payload adapters.
  • Demonstrated the feasibility of manufacturing space-enhanced products such as KDP crystals and ceramics via payloads designed and built by Redwire, opening the potential to disrupt optics manufacturing and high value rotating machinery terrestrial markets.
  • Delivered six Coarse Sun Sensors and a Fine Sun Sensor Assembly for NASA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (“GOES”). This is the third satellite in the series and is the Western Hemisphere’s most sophisticated weather observing and environmental monitoring system, vital to combating the effects of climate change.
  • Under contract with NASA, completed preliminary design work on Optimast SCI, a novel in-space manufactured telescope using Archinaut technology which can spot more asteroids at greater resolutions than the Hubble Telescope.
  • Awarded Firefly Blue Ghost Lunar Lander contract to provide avionics and critical Terrain Relative Navigation systems for NASA’s Artemis program to explore the Moon’s surface.
  • Designed and built deployable Link 16 antennas for Tranche 0 of the Space Development Agency’s proliferated LEO satellite constellation, which is expected to deploy over 1,000 satellites over the next decade, ensuring constant world-wide global coverage.

Performance Summary for Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2021

  • Revenue increased $96.8 million, or 237%, to $137.6 million for 2021 compared to the Successor 2020 Period. This increase was primarily due to newly acquired businesses, which contributed $32.8 million to revenue for 2021. Pro forma revenue4, presented as if all business combinations had taken place as of January 1, 2020, was $149.3 million and $127.0 million for 2021 and 2020, respectively.
  • Cost of sales increased $75.5 million to $108.2 million for 2021 compared to the Successor 2020 Period. The increase was consistent with growth of the Redwire business. Cost of sales as a percentage of net revenues for 2021 period was 79%, compared with the 80% for the Successor 2020 Period.
  • Gross margin increased $21.3 million to $29.4 million for 2021 compared to the Successor 2020 Period. This increase was primarily due to the newly acquired businesses consolidated into the Company.
  • SG&A expense increased $65.6 million to $78.7 million for 2021 compared to the Successor 2020 Period. SG&A expense as a percentage of revenue was 57% in 2021, as compared to 32% for the Successor 2020 Period. This increase was primarily due to the inclusion of new start-up business ventures in the current year, increased costs associated with developing and supporting these new business ventures as well as costs incurred to take the Company public.
  • Interest expense, net increased $5.4 million to $6.5 million for 2021 compared to the Successor 2020 Period. Interest expense, net as a percentage of revenue for 2021 was 5%, as compared to 3% for the Successor 2020 Period. The increase in interest expense, net was related to the new credit facilities entered into with Adams Street Capital.
  • Net loss increased $47.2 million to $61.5 million for 2021 compared to the Successor 2020 Period. The increase in Net loss was driven by expenses associated with taking the Company public and, to a lesser extent, costs associated with developing and supporting the new business.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased $0.8 million to $1.3 million and Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA increased $1.6 million to $3.2 million for 2021 compared to the Successor 2020 Period.
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4 Pro forma revenue is presented for the year ended December 31, 2021 and the Successor 2020 Period, giving effect to the acquisitions completed in 2021 and 2020 and is calculated in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation S-X. Adjusted EBITDA and Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of results under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. See the table included in this press release for details regarding pro forma revenue.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of December 31, 2021, our available liquidity totaled $25.5 million, which was comprised of $20.5 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $5.0 million in available borrowings from our existing credit facilities. In addition, on March 25, 2022, Redwire increased available borrowings under its revolving credit facility to an aggregate of $25.0 million. The Company believes its existing sources of liquidity will be sufficient to meet its working capital needs.

As part of the Company’s debt management strategy, management continuously evaluates opportunities to further strengthen the Company’s financial position including the issuance of additional equity or debt securities, refinance or otherwise restructure the existing credit facilities, or enter into new financing arrangements, and Redwire plans to raise additional capital through one or more of these funding activities.

Company Completes Review of Previously Filed Financial Statements

The previously disclosed results of the Audit Committee investigation into potential accounting issues at a business subunit, which has concluded without identifying any material misstatements or the need for any restatements of the Company’s previously filed financial statements, confirmed the existence of previously identified internal control deficiencies as well as identified certain additional internal control deficiencies. Consequently, the Company expects to report an additional material weakness with respect to its control environment in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K. Specifically, certain members of senior management failed to reinforce the need for compliance with certain of the Company’s accounting and finance policies and procedures, including reinforcement of appropriate communication. The material weakness will not have an impact on the reported consolidated financial statements. As previously disclosed, the Company self-reported this matter to the SEC on November 8, 2021 and intends to continue to cooperate with any requests from the SEC.

Financial Results Investor Call

On March 31, 2022, at 5:30 P.M. ET, the Company will hold a conference call to report financial results for the year ended December 31, 2021. The earnings conference call can be accessed by calling 877-485-3108 (toll-free) or +1 201-689-8264 (toll). The listen-only audio webcast of the call will be available on the Redwire Investor Relations website: https://ir.redwirespace.com/. Please call in or log on at least five minutes in advance of the scheduled start time.

For those who are unable to listen to the live event, a replay will be available for two weeks by dialing 877-660-6853 (toll-free) or 201-612-7415 (toll) and entering the access code 13728349. To access the webcast replay, which will be available for up to a year following the event, visit https://ir.redwirespace.com/.

Any replay, rebroadcast, transcript or other reproduction of this conference call, other than the replay accessible by calling the number and website above, has not been authorized by Redwire Corporation and is strictly prohibited. Investors should be aware that any unauthorized reproduction of this conference call may not be an accurate reflection of its contents.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Readers are cautioned that the statements contained in this press release regarding expectations of our performance or other matters that may affect our business, results of operations, or financial condition are “forward looking statements” as defined by the “safe harbor” provisions in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are made in reliance on the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included or incorporated in this press release, including statements regarding our strategy, financial position, guidance, funding for continued operations, cash reserves, liquidity, projected costs, plans, projects, awards and contracts, and objectives of management, are forward looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “believe,” “hope,” “target,” “continued,” “project,” “plan,” “goals,” “opportunity,” “appeal,” “estimate,” “potential,” “predict,” “may,” “will,” “might,” “could,” “intend,” “shall,” “possible,” “would,” “approximately,” “likely,” “schedule,” and variations of these terms or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward looking. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results. Forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond our control.

These factors and circumstances include, but are not limited to: (1) the company’s limited operating history; (2) matters relating to or arising from the company’s Audit Committee investigation, including regulatory investigations and proceedings, litigation matters, and potential additional expenses, may adversely affect our business and results of operations; (3) the possibility that the company’s assumptions relating to future results may prove incorrect; (4) the inability to successfully integrate recently completed and future acquisitions; (5) the emerging nature of the market for in-space infrastructure services; (6) the inability to convert orders in backlog into revenue; (7) early termination, audits, investigations, sanctions and penalties with respect to government contracts; (8) data breaches or incidents involving the company’s technology; (9) the company’s dependence on senior management and other highly skilled personnel; (10) significant fluctuation of our operating results; (11) incurrence of significant expenses and capital expenditures to execute our business plan; (12) the need for substantial additional funding to finance our operations, which may not be available when we need it, on acceptable terms or at all; (12) the impacts of COVID-19 on the company’s business, including as a result of current supply chain constraints, labor shortage and inflationary pressures; (13) adverse publicity stemming from any incident involving the company or its competitors; (14) any delays in the development, design, engineering and manufacturing of our products and services; (15) material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting that are unremediated; (16) inability to meet stock exchange listing standards; (17) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination Genesis Park Acquisition Corp., which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain its management and key employees; (18) costs related to the business combination with Genesis Park Acquisition Corp.; (19) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (20) the possibility that the company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (15) other risks and uncertainties described in our Prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) on October 4, 2021 and those indicated from time to time in other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC by the company.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. If underlying assumptions to forward looking statements prove inaccurate, or if known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, or projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, other than imposed by law, to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Persons reading this press release are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains financial measures that have not been prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”). These financial measures include Total backlog, Adjusted EBITDA, and Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA.

We use certain financial measures to evaluate our operating performance, generate future operating plans, and make strategic decisions, including those relating to operating expenses and the allocation of internal resources which are not calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP and are considered to be Non-GAAP financial performance measures. These Non-GAAP financial performance measures are used to supplement the financial information presented on a U.S. GAAP basis and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the relevant U.S. GAAP measures and should be read in conjunction with information presented on a U.S. GAAP basis. Because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of Non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

Adjusted EBITDA and Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA are two such Non-GAAP financial measures that we use. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss adjusted for interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization, acquisition deal costs, acquisition integration costs, acquisition earnout costs, purchase accounting fair value adjustment related to deferred revenue, capital market and advisory fees, write-off of long-lived assets, equity-based compensation and warrant liability change in fair value adjustment. Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA is computed in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation S-X and is computed to give effect to the business combinations as if they occurred on January 1 of the year in which they occurred.

About Redwire Corporation

Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW) is a leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, with valuable IP for solar power generation and in-space 3D printing and manufacturing. With decades of flight heritage combined with the agile and innovative culture of a commercial space platform, Redwire is uniquely positioned to assist its customers in solving the complex challenges of future space missions. For more information, please visit www.redwirespace.com.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(Unaudited)

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

Successor

 

 

Predecessor

 

Year Ended

December 31, 2021

 

Period from

February 10, 2020 to

December 31, 2020

 

 

Period from

January 1, 2020 to

June 21, 2020

Revenues

$

137,601

 

 

$

40,785

 

 

 

$

16,651

 

Cost of sales

 

108,224

 

 

 

32,676

 

 

 

 

12,623

 

Gross margin

 

29,377

 

 

 

8,109

 

 

 

 

4,028

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

78,695

 

 

 

13,103

 

 

 

 

5,260

 

Contingent earnout expense

 

11,337

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transaction expenses

 

5,016

 

 

 

9,944

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

4,516

 

 

 

2,008

 

 

 

 

387

 

Operating income (loss)

 

(70,187

)

 

 

(16,946

)

 

 

 

(1,619

)

Interest expense, net

 

6,456

 

 

 

1,072

 

 

 

 

76

 

Other (income) expense, net

 

(3,837

)

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

23

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

(72,806

)

 

 

(18,033

)

 

 

 

(1,718

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

(11,269

)

 

 

(3,659

)

 

 

 

(384

)

Net income (loss)

$

(61,537

)

 

$

(14,374

)

 

 

$

(1,334

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share, basic and diluted

$

(1.36

)

 

$

(0.39

)

 

 

$

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

45,082,544

 

 

 

37,200,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

(61,537

)

 

$

(14,374

)

 

 

$

(1,334

)

Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of tax

 

(403

)

 

 

506

 

 

 

 

2

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

(403

)

 

 

506

 

 

 

 

2

 

Total comprehensive income (loss)

$

(61,940

)

 

$

(13,868

)

 

 

$

(1,332

)

Contacts

Investor Relations Contact: Michael Shannon

[email protected]

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