PHOENIX, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kent B. Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, of Alpine 4 Technologies, Ltd. (OTCQB: ALPP), an owner of leading small market businesses, today issued a letter to the Company’s shareholders commenting on the Company’s Q2 results, 2020 outlook and key COVID-19 related developments.
Q2 2020 has been the most unique and challenging quarter of my tenor at Alpine 4. Revenue grew at an astounding 39% over 2019 Q2 revenue, yet those numbers were suppressed by almost $1.65m due to the outbreak of COVID-19. When you consider what has transpired within the economy, what we have accomplished has been nothing short of amazing! For that, I am so very proud of all of our hardworking and dedicated employees.
Q2 By the Numbers
Balance Sheet: From a balance sheet perspective our asset base shrunk by roughly $1m from $39m to $38m. This is directly associated with the write-down of our subsidiary American Precision Fabricator’s (APF) assets. Due to COVID APF lost some long-term customers and in consultation with our CPA and auditors, the Company decided to write down the Goodwill and associated customer list of APF.
The company and its subsidiaries combined received roughly $3.9 million in PPP funding, enabling our ability to offer employment back to all employees that were furloughed in March and April. It is also anticipated that the $3.9m in PPP loans currently reflected on our financial statements will be fully forgiven and that our liabilities will conversely shrink by $3.9m in Q3 2020.
P&L: From a P&L perspective, our revenue grew by 39% over Q2 2019, our Gross Profit also grew from 19% in Q2 2019 to 21.6% in Q2 2020. The company’s G&A expenses grew by $2.2m in 2020 over 2019. However, this was primarily due to the $1.1m in Goodwill Impairment write down we took at APF and the addition of both the Deluxe Sheet Metal and Excel Fabrication subsidiaries adding their fixed expenses to our consolidated financial statements.
Non-Gap Adjustments: Q2 showed a Loss from Operations of ($1,606,197). However, $1,111,600 was a non-cash expense impairment write off of APF’s customer list and Goodwill, and non-cash expense of $206,415 from an intercompany true-up leftover from 2019. Resulting in an adjusted Loss of Operations of ($224,819). It is also important to note that during the first 12-18 months post-acquisition, the Company is reinvesting its cash back into the subsidiaries we purchased to bring them out of what we call our Optimization Phase into the Asset Producing Phase. This reinvesting of cash back into the subsidiaries is reflected in our operating expenses and typically increases our G&A expense by 4-7% during the Optimization Phase.
There was also $488,993 of one-time expenses tied to debt settlements and which combined with our other adjustments would bring Q2 Adjusted Loss to ($736,410).
Q3 & Q4 2020
For Q3 2020 the Company is providing the following guidance for its revenue. The Company anticipates showing revenue of $8.7m for Q3 2020.”
Kent B. Wilson
CEO / President
Alpine 4 Technologies, Ltd
About Alpine 4 Technologies: Alpine 4 Technologies, Ltd (ALPP) is a publicly-traded conglomerate that is acquiring businesses that fit into its disruptive DSF business model of Drivers, Stabilizers, and Facilitators. At Alpine 4 we understand the nature of how technology and innovation can accentuate a business. Our focus is on how the adaptation of new technologies even in brick and mortar businesses can drive innovation. We also believe that our holdings should benefit synergistically from each other and that the ability to have collaboration across varying industries can spawn new ideas and create fertile ground for competitive advantages. This unique perspective has culminated in the development of our Blockchain enabled Enterprise Business Operating System called SPECTRUMebos.
Four principles at the core of our business are Synergy. Innovation. Drive. Excellence. At Alpine 4, we believe synergistic innovation drives excellence. By anchoring these words to our combined experience and capabilities, we can aggressively pursue opportunities within and across vertical markets. We deliver solutions that not only drive industry standards but also increase value for our shareholders.
Contact: Ian Kantrowitz, VP of Investor Relations
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NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES:
In this document, we sometimes use information derived from consolidated financial data but not presented in our financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Certain of these data are considered “non-GAAP financial measures” under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules. These non-GAAP financial measures supplement our GAAP disclosures and should not be considered an alternative to the GAAP measure. In 2020 our manufacturing grouping of companies is operated by A4 Manufacturing, Inc. (A4MI) In this document, we refer to our subsidiaries Quality Circuit Assembly, Inc. and American Precision Fabricators, Inc as A4 Manufacturing or A4M. We refer to the construction services subsidiaries or Morris Sheet Metal, Corp, JTD Spiral, Inc, Deluxe Sheet Metal Inc and Excel Fabrication as A4 Construction Services, Inc (A4CS). Finally, we refer to our technology subsidiaries of ALTIA, LLC and SPECTRUMebos, Inc. as A4 Technologies, Inc.
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