Increased Quarterly Revenue 43% to $64.1 Million; Driven by 37% Growth in Security Solutions and 49% Growth in Secure NetworksIncreased Quarterly Gross Profit 51% to $24.1 Million; Expanded Gross Margin 196 Basis Points to 37.7%Generated Full Year Cash Flow from Operations of $7.3 Million; a $9.4 Million Increase Over 2020
ASHBURN, Va., March 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 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 2021.
“We delivered reported revenue growth of 35%, 59% adjusted for the wind down of the 2020 Census program, notwithstanding customer delays on two large programs, and increased gross profit 38% during our first full year as a public company,” said John B. Wood, chairman and CEO, Telos. “During the year, we focused on investments to position the company for continued growth, investing internally in our sales and marketing efforts, and we acquired Diamond Fortress Technologies, adding contactless biometrics technology to help Telos serve the needs of organizations in existing and new markets. I am pleased with our results and I am confident in our positioning to perform for our customers, our shareholders, and our employees.”
Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights ( in millions, except per share data )
1Adjusted EBITDA, Enterprise EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures. Refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below2After adjustment for stock compensation expense of $12.9 million in the fourth quarter 2021 and none in the fourth quarter 2020
Selected Fourth Quarter Business Highlights:
The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC) awarded Telos option year four of the Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Whitespace Program with performance through the beginning of January 2023. Telos has been providing plans and program support, client systems, cyber transport, and cyber operations to augment U.S. Air Force personnel in the performance of core information technology services. The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command awarded Telos two task orders in support of the Theater Deployable Communications architecture upgrade. Work under the task orders includes delivering modules and kits with inclusive baseline cybersecurity posture for equipment being provided. Xacta® continues to provide value to customers, primarily in security compliance and with FedRAMP authorization efforts. In the fourth quarter, the company received renewals and new wins with commercial entities such as M.C. Dean, Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Verizon, and others. The Company had another solid quarter of Xacta renewals and new wins with existing government customers, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Social Security Administration, the Department of the Interior, and others.
The Telos CyberProtect Partner Program™ continued to progress. The program has signed and recruited partners across the ecosystem, delivering access to verticals such as healthcare, state, local and education, and commercial enterprise and bolstering the company’s position in the federal market. Experienced early success in pressure testing the sales channel, with several deals transacting through the system. Additionally, the sales channel successfully added new contract vehicles providing access to a broader base of customers with specific procurement vehicles.
1To aid comparison with prior communications, illustrates revenue guidance as if TSA PreCheck program revenue were recognized on a gross basis2Impact of converting TSA PreCheck program from gross revenue recognition to net revenue recognition3Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below41Q 2022 guidance does not include revenue from the TSA PreCheck program. Full year 2022 guidance includes $31 million of gross revenue or $12 million of net revenue from the TSA PreCheck program in the high end of guidance
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.
Delayed Filing of Annual Report on Form 10-K The Company will not file its Annual Report on Form 10-K on March 16, 2022, as previously expected and as reported on its recently-filed Form 12b-25. The principal reasons for the delay in completing our year-end closing and financial reporting process are primarily due to delays in completing our assessment of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting. As a result of the foregoing, the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm has not yet completed its audits of the Company’s financial statements and internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2021.
Webcast Information Telos will host a live webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time today, March 16, 2022. To access the webcast, visit https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/b286ugp2. 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, 2021 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 they believe are reasonable when made, they caution 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 our results determined in accordance with GAAP, we believe the non-GAAP financial measures of Enterprise EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow are useful in evaluating our operating performance. We believe that this non-GAAP financial information, when taken collectively with our GAAP results, may be helpful to readers of our 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 these non-GAAP financial measures to understand and evaluate its core operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve its annual budget, to develop short-term and long-term operating plans, and to evaluate the performance of certain management personnel when determining incentive compensation. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate comparison of its operating performance on a consistent basis between periods by excluding certain items that may, or could, have a disproportionate positive or negative impact on its 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.
Enterprise EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, 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), earnings per share or net cash flows provided by operating activities, as determined by GAAP.
The Company defines Enterprise EBITDA as net (loss) income attributable to Telos Corporation, adjusted for net income attributable to non-controlling interest, non-operating (income) expense, interest expense, provision for (benefit from) income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as Enterprise EBITDA, adjusted for transaction gains/losses/expenses related to our IPO and stock-based compensation expense. The Company defines Adjusted Net Income (Loss) as net income (loss) attributable to Telos Corporation, adjusted for non-operating expense (income), transaction-related gains/losses/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.
Each of Enterprise EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider any of them in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Among other limitations, each of Enterprise EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow does not reflect our future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments, does not reflect the impact of certain cash charges resulting from matters we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations, and does not reflect income tax expense or benefit. Other companies in our industry may calculate Enterprise EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow differently than we do, which limits its usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these limitations, each of Enterprise EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss), Adjusted EPS, and Free Cash Flow should not be considered as a replacement for net income (loss), earnings per share or net cash flows provided by operating activities, as determined by GAAP, or as a measure of the Company’s profitability. The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP results and using non-GAAP measures only for supplemental purposes.
About Telos Corporation Telos Corporation (NASDAQ: TLS) empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems, and information. Telos’ offerings include cybersecurity solutions for IT risk management and information security; cloud security solutions to protect cloud-based assets and enable continuous compliance with industry and government security standards; and enterprise security solutions for identity and access management, secure mobility, organizational messaging, and network management and defense. The company serves commercial enterprises, regulated industries and government customers around the world.
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