CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHiTech Global, Inc. ("BioHiTech" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: BHTG), a sustainable technology and services company, today announces financial results for its fiscal third quarter ending September 30, 2021.
Q3 2021 Financial Highlights
The Company continued its revenue growth in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, with total revenues of $4.5 million, up 509% over the year-ago quarter and 31% over the prior quarter.
Third quarter Digester and Corporate line of business revenues increased by approximately 431% over the year-ago period and 28% over the prior quarter, driven by Carnival Cruise Lines equipment sales.
Operating loss improves to ($1.1) million versus a loss of ($3.9) million in the year-ago period and ($2.0) million in the prior quarter.
Corporate Highlights Q3 2021
BioHiTech continues growth in Cruise industry with strong Carnival Corp. sales
BioHiTech expands market presence in Higher Education Institutions with additional Digester Sales and student research opportunities
BioHiTech engages pilot efforts to explore Digester use in Supermarkets
Tony Fuller, BioHiTech's CEO, commented: "We are pleased with our third quarter performance which represents the fourth consecutive quarter of record revenue for BioHiTech, with revenues rising 31% to $4.5 million versus the prior quarter and 509% over the year-ago quarter. In addition to our strong revenue growth, we also made significant progress in our efforts to cut costs and improve our profitability. In the third quarter, our operating loss improved to a loss of ($1.1) million versus a loss of ($3.9) million in the year-ago period and ($2.0) million in the prior quarter. We achieved lower SG&A, which declined to $1.7 million versus $2.0 million in the prior quarter and stronger gross margins, which increased to 23% in the third quarter versus 14% in the prior quarter. We will continue to focus on cost optimization as we work to achieve profitability.
"Our success in the third quarter is a true testament to the dedication and perseverance of our amazing team who have surpassed our goals through a shifting macroeconomic landscape. We continue to accomplish strong growth in our Maritime/Cruise vertical while fostering an expansion in Higher Education, Retail, and other verticals. Moreover, we achieved strong performance in our Martinsburg Plant, which is operating with stronger, more efficient output given the resolution of the issues that hampered sales in recent quarters.
"Our efforts in the Higher Education vertical have driven growth through additional digester orders at prominent universities across the East Coast as they seek to accomplish sweeping sustainability goals including increasing landfill diversion and reducing their carbon footprint. We have also worked with these institutions to provide groundbreaking research and educational opportunities for students to gain a unique perspective on the impact of our solutions on myriad climate impacting factors, waste management and new technologies to achieve sustainability goals.
"Our team is also expanding pilot efforts exploring the benefits that large supermarket chains may gain from employing our Digesters, enabling efficiencies, and mitigating waste at its source throughout their operations.
"We are also currently evaluating numerous complementary strategic alliances or acquisition candidates that are part of our ongoing efforts to identify potentially accretive opportunities. We anticipate our growth will continue to come from organic sales of our technology solutions, sales of Solid Recovered Fuel, as well as potential acquisitions that support our mission as a company and a responsible corporate citizen," concluded Mr. Fuller.
Financial Results for the Quarter ended September 30, 2021
The Company continued its revenue growth in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, with total revenues of $4.5 million, increasing 31% over the second quarter of 2021 and 509% over the year-ago period. Third quarter revenues marked the fourth consecutive quarter of record revenue, driven by continued strong sales into Carnival Cruise Lines with its Digesters.
The overall contribution (revenues, less direct costs) increased to 23% of revenue in the third quarter of 2021, compared to 14% in the prior quarter and negative 69% in the year-ago period. The improvement in contribution margins versus the prior quarter was driven primarily by equipment margins increasing to 33%, up from 31% and to a lesser extent, rental service and maintenance, which increased to 42%, up from 34%.
Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) declined to $1.7 million in the third quarter, down from $2.0 million in the prior quarter and $1.9 million in the year-ago period. As a percentage of revenue, SG&A was 38% in the third quarter of 2021, compared to 58% in the prior quarter and 259% in the year-ago period. The decline in SG&A was the result of increasing sales and cost reductions in SG&A.
The loss from operations improved to $1.1 million, down from $2.0 million in the prior quarter and $3.9 million in the year-ago period. As a percentage of revenue, the operating loss improved to negative 25% versus negative 59% in the prior quarter and negative 527% in the year-ago period. The improvement in the operating loss was driven by higher gross margins and operating leverage.
For the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Company incurred a consolidated loss from operations of $1.1 million, had a consolidated net loss of $1.8 million and a net loss attributable to parent of $1.2 million.
At September 30, 2021, restricted cash was $6.4 million and unrestricted cash was $600,000.
Conference Call to be held Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 4:30 PM ET
Mr. Tony Fuller, Chief Executive Officer of BioHiTech, will host a conference call on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss the Company's financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021. Also joining Mr. Fuller on the call from management will be Brian Essman, Chief Financial Officer. Following management's formal remarks, there will be a live question-and-answer session.
Please note that registered participants will receive their dial-in number upon registration and will dial directly into the call without delay. Those without Internet access or who are unable to pre-register may dial in by calling 1-866-652-5200 (domestic) or 1-412-317-6060 (international). All callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask to be joined into the BioHiTech Global call.
A webcast replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through February 18, 2022. The webcast replay can be accessed through the above links or by calling 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international) and using access code 10159374. A telephonic replay of the call will be available through November 29, 2021.
About BioHiTech Global BioHiTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHTG), is a technology services company focused on providing cost-effective solutions that improve environmental outcomes. Our technologies for waste management include the processing of municipal solid waste into a valuable renewable fuel, biological disposal of food waste on-site, and proprietary real-time data analytics tools to reduce food waste generation. When used individually or in combination, our solutions lower the carbon footprint associated with waste transportation and can reduce or virtually eliminate landfill usage. Our unique solutions enable businesses of all types as well as educational and governmental facilities to solve everyday problems in a smarter and more cost-effective way while reducing their impact on the environment. For more information, please visit www.biohitech.com.
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Company Contact: BioHiTech Global, Inc. Lisa Giovannielli VP, Corporate Communications O: 888.876.9300 E: [email protected]