Polar Power Reports 2016 Financial Results

2016 Net Sales up 233% to Record $22.8 Million, Driving 2016 Net Income to Record $4.4 Million

GARDENA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/06/17 -- Polar Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: POLA), a global provider of prime and backup DC power solutions, reported financial results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016.

Key 2016 Financial & Operational Highlights:

  • Completed initial public offering on December 7, 2016 with $17 million in net proceeds
  • Net sales increased 233% to $22.8 million, as compared to $6.8 million in 2015
  • Gross margin increased to 45%, as compared to 33% in 2015
  • Operating income increased 2,315% to $7.3 million, as compared to $0.3 million in 2015
  • Net income increased to $4.4 million, or $0.58 per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $0.03 million, or ($0.01) per basic and diluted share, in 2015

Financial Results for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 Compared to 2015

Net sales totaled $22.8 million, an increase of 233%, as compared to $6.8 million in 2015, with order backlog of $3.1 million at December 31, 2016. The increase in sales was a result of the company's expansion of sales of DC power systems into other regions within the U.S. telecommunications sector.

Gross margin, as a percentage of net sales, improved to 45%, as compared to 33% in 2015. This improvement in gross margin was attributable to lower material costs and improved overhead absorption resulting from increased sales.

Operating expenses increased to $2.7 million from $1.9 million in 2015, representing 12% of net sales as compared to 29% of net sales in 2015. The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to the addition of sales and administrative personnel and an increase in consulting and accounting fees related to the initial public offering.

Operating income was up 2,315% to $7.4 million, as compared to $0.3 million in 2015. This improvement is largely attributable to higher sales and gross margins.

Net income increased to $4.4 million, or $0.58 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.03 million, or ($0.01) per basic and diluted share, in 2015.

Cash at December 31, 2016 totaled $16.2 million, as compared to $0.3 million at December 31, 2015. The increase in cash is primarily due to the successful completion of a $19.3 million initial public offering in December of 2016, resulting in net cash proceeds of $17 million.

Management Commentary

"We believe our strong sales growth in 2016 reflects the acceleration of telecom infrastructure investment nationwide," said Polar Power CEO, Arthur Sams. "Newer telecom sites are often outdoor sites requiring higher power generation while occupying less space. Our DC power systems, with a small footprint and weight, is meeting growing industry needs for higher efficiency and lower emissions power generating equipment."

"Today's reported financial results reflect a strong close to a productive high growth year for Polar Power. Our net sales for the year grew by over 233% while our gross margin increased from 33% to 45% as compared to 2015. These results reaffirm our strategy of investing in plant and equipment during 2015 to ramp up production capacity while expanding sales infrastructure. In addition, during 2016 we successfully completed our initial public offering to provide us with the necessary working capital to continue our expansion globally," continued Sams.

"Already in 2017, the global outlook for the telecommunications industry that we serve remains optimistic led by strong expansion in cellular tower infrastructure in Asia and Africa. The domestic market continues its growth through increased investments in telecom infrastructure by top tier telecom providers. We expect the market for DC generators, along with solar hybrid power generation equipment, will remain strong during 2017, supported by the growth of telecommunications infrastructure in rural and remote areas in developing nations. The work to expand our sales infrastructure has already begun, with us adding new sales personnel in both domestic and international markets, while we continue our investment in plant and equipment to further increase production capacity and reduce manufacturing costs."

"We look forward to sharing more on our developing story at the upcoming 29th Annual ROTH Conference on March 14, 2017 in Dana Point, California," concluded Sams.

About Polar Power, Inc.

Gardena, California-based Polar Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: POLA), designs, manufactures and sells direct current, or DC, power systems, lithium battery powered hybrid solar systems for applications in the telecommunications market and, in other markets, including military, electric vehicle charging, cogeneration, distributed power and uninterruptable power supply. Within the telecommunications market, Polar's systems provide reliable and low-cost energy for applications for off-grid and bad-grid applications with critical power needs that cannot be without power in the event of utility grid failure. For more information, please visit www.polarpower.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release including, without limitation, the ability of Polar Power to meet industry needs with higher energy efficiency and lower emissions power generating equipment; Polar Power's expectation that the market for DC generators, along with solar hybrid power generation equipment, will remain strong during 2017, and the ability of Polar Power to add key telecom personnel throughout 2017 are forward-looking statements and considerations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The actual future results of Polar Power could differ from those statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, adverse economic and market conditions, including demand for DC power systems; raw material and manufacturing costs; changes in governmental regulations and policies; and other events, factors and risks previously and from time to time disclosed in Polar Power's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, specifically, those factors set forth in the "Risk Factors" section contained in Polar Power's Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 30, 2016.

Balance Sheets
    December 31,
  December 31,
Current assets            
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 16,242,158   $ 263,418
  Accounts receivable     4,403,946     1,496,654
  Inventories, net     4,839,591     2,093,099
  Prepaid expenses     178,569     93,125
  Total current assets     25,664,264     3,946,296
Other assets: Property and equipment, net     737,586     542,892
Deposits     66,796     88,944
Deferred tax assets     160,637     205,000
Total assets   $ 26,629,283   $ 4,783,132
Current liabilities            
  Accounts payable   $ 659,355   $ 182,884
  Customer deposits     71,954     229,602
  Income taxes payable     1,227,308     295,778
  Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities     669,889     268,636
  Current portion of notes payable     111,368     327,693
  Line of credit     --     965,150
  Payable for acquired technology     --     131,215
  Total current liabilities     2,739,874     2,400,958
Notes payable, net of current portion     237,431     127,840
Total liabilities     2,977,305     2,528,798
Commitments and Contingencies            
Shareholders' Equity            
  Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding     --     --
  Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 10,143,158 and, 7,365,614, shares issued and outstanding, respectively     1,014     736
  Additional paid-in capital     19,242,715     2,248,159
  Retained earnings     4,408,249     5,439
  Total shareholders' equity     23,651,978     2,254,334
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 26,629,283   $ 4,783,132
Statements of Operations
    Years Ended
December 31,
    2016     2015  
Net sales   $ 22,801,494     $ 6,846,759  
Cost of sales     12,619,837       4,558,725  
Gross profit     10,181,657       2,288,034  
Operating Expenses                
  General and administrative     2,112,336       1,454,563  
  Research and development     213,931       116,297  
  Sales and Marketing     424,579       392,306  
  Depreciation and amortization     26,888       18,342  
Total operating expenses     2,777,734       1,981,508  
Income from operations     7,403,923       306,526  
Other expenses                
 Interest expense     (112,550 )     (50,971 )
 Other expenses     (27,516 )     (15,325 )
Total other expenses     (140,066 )     (66,296 )
Income before income taxes     7,263,857       240,230  
Income tax provision     (2,861,047 )     (273,569 )
Net Income (loss)   $ 4,402,810     $ (33,339 )
Net Income (loss) per share -- basic and diluted   $ 0.58     $ (0.01 )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted     7,564,629       6,832,329  
Statements of Cash Flows
    Years Ended
December 31,
    2016     2015  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net Income (loss)   $ 4,402,810     $ (33,339 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:                
  Common shares issued for services     37,500       --  
  Additional costs of shares issues to related party     --       581,895  
  Depreciation and amortization     207,857       143,573  
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities                
    Accounts receivable     (2,907,292 )     (868,416 )
    Inventories     (2,746,492 )     (1,192,827 )
    Prepaid expenses     (85,444 )     15,177  
    Deposits     22,148       13,755  
    Deferred tax assets     44,363       (15,000 )
    Accounts payable     476,471       104,823  
    Income taxes payable     931,530       257,373  
    Customer deposits     (157,648 )     173,244  
    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     401,253       199,015  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     627,056       (620,727 )
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Acquisition of property and equipment     (165,088)       (223,423 )
Payable for acquired technology     (131,215 )     (180,000 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (296,303 )     (403,423 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Advances (repayment) of credit line net     (965,150)       965,150  
Repayment of notes     (344,197 )     (731,074 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock     16,957,334       500,000  
Net cash provided by financing activities     15,647,987       734,076  
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     15,978,740       (290,074 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     263,418       553,492  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 16,242,158     $ 263,418  
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:                
Interest paid   $ 112,550     $ 50,971  
Taxes Paid     1,885,337       31,197  
Supplemental non-cash investing and financing activities:                
Assets acquired under notes payable   $ 237,463     $ 28,046  
Transfer of customer deposit to notes payable     --       183,989  

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Company Contact:
Polar Power, Inc.
249 E. Gardena Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90248
Tel: 310-830-9153

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