SOURCE: Quest Solution, Inc.

Quest Solution, Inc.

April 18, 2016 16:01 ET

Quest Solution Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

2015 Revenue Grows 71% to $63.9 Million; Adjusted EBITDA of $1.56 Million

HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2016) - Quest Solution, Inc, "The Company" (OTCQB: QUES), today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

Full-Year 2015 Highlights

  • Net revenues of $63.9 million, an increase of 71% compared to the prior year
  • Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes and Depreciation and Amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") of $1.56 million, an increase of 651% compared to the prior year
  • Net loss of $1.7 million largely due to a $2.7 in depreciation and amortization expense as well as interest expense of $1.6 million
  • Cash flow from operations of $7.0 million compared to $618,761 in 2014
  • Completed the merger with ViascanQdata, adding significant labels and ribbons manufacturing capacity
  • Cancellation of 10,400,000 warrants and stock options

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015- Select Financial Results
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

                         
    Three Months Ended 12/31/15     Three Months Ended 12/31/14     12 Months Ended 12/31/15     12 Months Ended 12/31/14  
Revenues   $ 22,909,208     $ 11,169,105     $ 63,854,132     $ 37,309,973  
Gross profit   $ 4,244,151     $ 2,320,675     $ 13,157,361     $ 7,333,162  
  Gross profit margin     18.5 %     20.8 %     20.6 %     19.7 %
Net income (loss)   $ (1,725,195 )   $ 254,646     $ (1,715,146 )   $ 301,649  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 134,363     $ 57,772     $ 1,563,705     $ 208,254  
                                 
Adjusted EPS - basic   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.04     $ 0.01  
Adjusted EPS - diluted   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.04     $ 0.00  
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic     36,195,065       33,596,375       36,195,065       33,596,375  
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted     36,195,065       45,477,429       36,195,065       45,477,429  
                                 

Please refer to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and the financial tables included below for the Company's GAAP financial statements and a reconciliation of GAAP results to Non-GAAP measures.

"2015 was a milestone year for Quest Solution with the integration of BCS Solutions and the acquisition of ViascanQdata in the fourth quarter," stated Gilles Gaudreault, Chief Executive Officer of Quest Solution, Inc. "We experienced solid sales growth and have provided a foundation for the company to grow stronger in 2016. Efforts are underway to creating a world class delivery infrastructure for new sales, improved profitability and exemplary customer service. Our current focus is on streamlining our capital structure and integrating the ViascanQData and Quest Solution operations, driving expense reduction as we eliminate duplicative costs and unlock expected synergies. We are confident we can achieve annualized cost savings of approximately $1 million, enabling us to grow the business profitably."

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

Revenue

Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2015 increased 105% to $22.9 million compared to $11.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014. This increase was due to primarily to the acquisition of Bar Code Solutions ("BCS") in November 2014, the merger with ViascanQData in the fourth quarter and additional sales activity in the fourth quarter of 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2015 revenue was $63.9 million compared to $37.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, an increase of 71%. The increase in revenue is attributable to the acquisition of BCS that the Company completed during the fourth quarter 2014 and ViascanQdata that closed on October 1, 2015. Revenue for 2015 and 2014 was generated from the sales of hardware, software, media and related services by the Company to its customers.

Gross Margin

Gross profit margin for the three months ended December 31, 2015 was 18.5% of revenue compared to 20.8% for the three months ended December 31, 2014 with the decrease the result of a large customer order delivered in Q4 and product mix. For the year ended December 31, 2015, gross margin was 20.6% of revenue compared to 19.7% for the year ended December 31, 2014. The improvement in gross margin for the full year was primarily due to additional services being offered to our customers.

Net Income (loss)

Net loss for the three month period ended December 31, 2015 was $1.7 million compared to net income of $255,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2014. For the year ended December 31, 2015, net loss was $1.7 million compared to a net income of $302,000 for the year ended December 31, 2014. The decrease in income is attributable to the amortization of intangibles and the interest expense as well as the acquisition costs for ViascanQdata on October 1, 2015.

EBITDA

The company's operating expenses during both the three and 12 month periods ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 included non-cash expenses including depreciation, amortization of acquisition intangibles and stock-based compensation for employee and director stock options.

Without the effect of these non-cash expenses, the pro forma Earnings Before Interest, Taxes and Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") for the three months ended December 31, 2015 was a loss of approximately $280,000 compared to a loss of EBITDA of $166,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2014. `EBITDA for 2015 was $812,000 compared to a loss of $100,200 in 2014. Adjusted EBITDA for the 12 months ended December 31, 2015 was $1.6 million compared to $208,000 for the 12 months ended December 31, 2014.

Please refer to the financial tables included below for a reconciliation of generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") to non-GAAP financial results. Please refer to the financial tables included below for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results.

Balance Sheet Summary

Net deferred revenue consists of prepaid third party hardware service agreements, software maintenance service contracts and the related costs and expenses recorded net of the revenue charged. As stated in the footnotes to the financials, the company had deferred revenue of $7.26 million and deferred costs of $6.11 million. This net deferred revenue of $1.27 million at December 31, 2015 will be recognized in income over the term of the contracts, normally one to five years, with three years being the average term.

As of December 31, 2015, the Company had deferred tax assets of approximately $2.44 million which included net operating loss ("NOLs") carryforwards for U.S. federal income tax purposes and are available to offset future taxable income, if any. The Company has assessed a valuation allowance of $1.85 million to reflect total net deferred tax assets of $594,542. The NOLs begin to expire in 2024. This deferred tax asset created a gain on the financial statements of the company.

The company completed the redemption and cancellation of 900,000 common shares from the former founder of the company.

Subsequent Events

The board of directors has approved the creation of a Series C Preferred Stock which will carry a $1.00 per share value and convertible into common stock at $1.00 per share. The Company intends to work with debt holders for them to convert their debt into the Series C Preferred Stock. The Company intends to have at least $4 million of debt converted into the Series C Preferred by June 2016.

The Company plans to repurchase at least 4.5 million shares of common stock (including the 900,000 shares acquired on December 31, 2015 mentioned above) through the end of 2016. The company is repurchasing these shares to create the Company's Employee Stock Purchase Plan ("ESPP") and to reduce the issued and outstanding shares of the Company. The ESPP will allow all employees to purchase shares of stock directly from the Company and eventually directly from the market.

Backlog
The Company's backlog of signed, contracted orders at December 31, 2015 was $4.1 million. The backlog reflects orders expected to be delivered during the first half of 2016.

About Quest Solution, Inc
Quest Solution is a Specialty Systems Integrator focused on Field and Supply Chain Mobility. We are also a manufacturer and distributor of consumables (labels, tags, and ribbons), RFID solutions and barcoding printers. Founded in 1994, Quest is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, with offices in the United States and Canada.

Rated in the Top 1% of global solution providers, Quest specializes in the design, deployment and management of enterprise mobility solutions including Automatic Identification (AIDC), Mobile Cloud Analytics, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and proprietary Mobility software. Our mobility products and services offering is designed to identify, track, trace, share and connect data to enterprise systems such as CRM or ERP solutions. Our customers are leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food / beverage, transportation and logistics, health care and chemicals / gas / oil.

Information about Forward-Looking Statements
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, economic performance and trends, projections of results of specific activities or investments, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This release contains "forward-looking statements" that include information relating to future events and future financial and operating performance. The words "may," "would," "will," "expect," "estimate," "can," "believe," "potential" and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which that performance or those results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time they are made and/or management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in demand for Quest Solution, Inc's products, the introduction of new products, the Company's ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of the Company's liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in Quest Solution Inc.'s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Examples of such forward looking statements in this release include statements regarding growth in our parts and vehicle sales and increases in our ability to produce new products. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting Quest Solution, Inc. please refer to the Company's recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which are available at http://www.sec.gov. Quest Solution, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Financial Tables Follow

 
Quest Solution, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
       
    Year ended  
    December 31,  
    2015     2014  
Revenues                
  Gross Sales   $ 64,512,302     $ 37,559,554  
  Less sales returns, discounts, & allowances     (658,170 )     (249,581 )
Total Revenues     63,854,132       37,309,973  
                 
Cost of goods sold                
  Cost of goods sold     50,686,771       28,703,519  
  Cost of goods sold, related party             1,273,292  
Total costs of goods sold     50,686,771       29,976,811  
                 
Gross profit     13,157,361       7,333,162  
                 
Operating expenses                
  General and administrative     2,714,546       1,038,308  
  Salary and employee benefits     8,492,549       5,462,268  
  Depreciation and amortization     2,703,038       25,598  
  Stock compensation     751,034       308,453  
  Professional fees     429,519       656,238  
Total operating expenses     15,090,620       7,490,865  
                 
Income (loss) from operations     (1,933,259 )     (157,703 )
                 
Other income (expenses):                
  Gain on debt settlement     -       184,351  
  Gain (Loss) on intangible     374,500       (93,578 )
  Loss on settlement     -       (18,995 )
  Interest expense     (1,610,237 )     (871,971 )
  Other expenses     (173,627 )     (82,020 )
  Loss on foreign currency     (229,442 )     -  
  Other income     71,461       42,148  
Total other income (expenses)     (1,567,345 )     (840,065 )
                 
Net Income Before Income Taxes     (3,500,604 )     (997,768 )
                 
(Provision) Benefit for Income Taxes                
  Deferred     1,797,977       1,299,417  
  Current     (12,453 )     -  
                 
Net income (loss)   $ (1,715,080 )   $ 301,649  
                 
Net income (loss) per share - basic   $ (0.05 )   $ 0.01  
Net income (loss) per share - diluted   $ (0.05 )   $ 0.01  
                 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic     36,195,065       33,596,375  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - diluted     36,195,065       45,477,429  
                 
                 
   
Quest Solution, Inc.  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
    As of  
    December 31,  
    2015     2014  
ASSETS                
Current assets                
  Cash   $ 842,715     $ 233,741  
  Cash, Restricted     690,850          
  Accounts receivable     11,409,258       9,099,229  
  Inventory     2,731,612       606,231  
  Prepaid Expenses     730,591       191,498  
  Deferred tax asset, current     160,545          
  Other current assets     396,775       377,060  
    Total current assets     16,962,346       10,507,759  
                   
  Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,962,497_and $1,781,086, respectively     1,450,660       206,662  
  Deferred tax asset, non-current     433,997       1,299,417  
  Goodwill     21,252,024       14,101,306  
  Trade name     3,513,481       2,700,000  
  Intangibles, net     8,250       466,870  
  Customer relationships     7,560,352       4,390,000  
  Other assets     689,347       317,304  
                 
Total assets   $ 51,870,457     $ 33,989,318  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)                
Current liabilities                
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 19,489,978     $ 7,406,146  
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities, related party     177,776       51,806  
  Line of credit     5,450,657       1,819,346  
  Advances, related party     400,000       50,000  
  Accrued payroll and sales tax     1,598,335       917,079  
  Deferred revenue, net     742,976       288,342  
  Current portion of note payable     1,255,477       310,000  
  Notes payable, related parties, See Notes 5, 15, 16     7,146,820       4,201,650  
  Other current liabilities     433,784       556,985  
    Total current liabilities     37,055,083       15,601,353  
                 
Long term liabilities                
  Note payable, related party, net of debt discount     13,910,078       17,007,175  
  Long term payable of note payable     569,477       -  
  Deferred tax liability     -       29,783  
  Deferred revenue, net     533,874          
  Other long term liabilities     271,902       157,495  
Total liabilities     52,341,824       32,795,806  
                 
Stockholders' equity (deficit)                
  Series A Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized 0and 500,000 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.     -       500  
  Series B Preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 5,200,00 shares Authorized and 0 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 respectively     5,200       -  
  Common stock; $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 36,871,478 and 35,029,495 shares outstanding of December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 respectively.     36,871       35,029  
  Additional paid-in capital     17,942,798       17,900,139  
  Accumulated (deficit)     (18,457,326 )     (16,742,156 )
    Total stockholders' equity (deficit)     (471,367 )     1,193,512  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)   $ 51,870,547     $ 33,989,318  
                 

The above balance sheet and income statement should be reviewed in conjunction with the full set of footnotes included in our Form 10K filed with the SEC and available at www.SEC.gov.

   
Quest Solution, Inc.  
Unaudited  
Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures  
   
    Q4 2015     Q4 2014     2015     2014  
    3 months ending     3 months ending     12 months ending     12 months ending  
EBITDA Calculation:                                
Net (loss) Income   $ (1,725,195 )   $ 254,646     $ (1,715,080 )   $ 301,649  
Depreciation & Amortization   $ 2,633,122     $ 7,709     $ 2,703,038     $ 25,598  
Income Tax (benefit)   $ (1,785,524 )   $ (1,299,417 )   $ (1,785,524 )   $ (1,299,417 )
Interest Expense   $ 597,822     $ 870,596     $ 1,610,237     $ 871,971  
EBITDA   $ (279,775 )   $ (166,466 )   $ 812,671     $ (100,199 )
                                 
Adjusted EBITDA Calculation:                                
                                 
EBITDA   $ (279,775 )   $ (166,466 )   $ 812,671     $ (100,199 )
                                 
Non Cash stock compensation   $ 414,138     $ 224,238     $ 751,034     $ 308,453  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 134,363     $ 57,772     $ 1,563,705     $ 208,254  
                                 
Net Revenue   $ 22,909,208     $ 11,169,105     $ 63,854,132     $ 37,309,973  
                                 

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