Twin Vee PowerCats Co.

Q1 2024 Earnings Conference Call


spk01: Welcome to the Twin V PowerCats Company first quarter 2024 investor call. As a reminder, this call is being recorded and all participants are on a listen-only mode. Your speaker for today's program is Joseph Visconti, President and CEO of Twin V PowerCats Company. Before I turn the call over to Joseph, please remember that certain statements made during this investor call are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements on this call, other than statements of historical facts, including statements regarding the company's future operations and financial position, business strategy and plans, and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as believes, may, estimates, continue, anticipates, intends, should, plan, expects, predict, potential, or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. The company has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its financial condition, results of operation, business strategy, and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and assumptions described, including those set forth in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the company's investor relations website at You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. We cannot assure that the events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur. Five of this conference call is being webcast. The webcast will be available at for at least 90 days. Audio cast quality is subject to your equipment, available bandwidth, and internet traffic. If you experience unsatisfactory audio quality, please use the telephone dialing option. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Please note that only those who have dialed in via telephone may ask a question. Those listening via webcast will be unable to submit questions. If you'd like to ask a question, you may signal by pressing star 1 on your telephone keypad. I will now turn the call over to Joseph Visconti.
spk00: Thank you, Rob. Good afternoon to everybody on the call today, and thank you for joining, taking the time to participate in Twin V's first quarter 2024 financial results. My name is Joseph Isconti. I am the CEO and President of Twin V PowerCats Co. And joining me today is also our new CFO, Mike Dickerson. Welcome, Mike. Q1 was an important quarter in terms of dealing with the slowing economy, challenging demand for recreational products, and shifting our business by right-sizing the company's economics, while simultaneously laying the groundwork for the many exciting developments Twin V is aiming to accomplish in 2024 for the rest of the year. Interest rates remain stubbornly high and elevated, and for industries like ours where major purchases often rely on financing, higher interest rates, increased customer costs, which caused downward pressure on demand across our industry. Lower demand is not isolated to our company, but a trend across this entire industry. While these headwinds have presented challenges for Twin V since mid-2022, we've taken some proactive measures to mitigate these economic challenges and the impact of the slowing demand for our products. Q1 was not easy. But we faced the quarter head on, not only with defensive downsizing and equalizing production output to meet or equalizing the demand for products from our dealers and customers, but also we closely monitored field inventory not to exceed an outsized liability or exposure. These challenges continue. We cannot predict with 100% certainty what the future holds. While we work through these challenges, our focus is on the many opportunities we have developed over the past two quarters. Twin V is now operating leaner. It's important to note that our dollar production revenue per employee is higher. Our new CFO, Mike Dickerson, has settled into his role, and we are already seeing some positive financial controls and accountability take shape. Our ERP financial system continuously rolled out and development in departments from production, procurement, work order, finance, warranty, inventory management, and now we are utilizing our financial platform to reduce inventory, which has been reduced over 20% for the quarter, and we will continue to tighten controls and try to get inventory even lower moving forward. We are now integrating back with our national dealer network that built this company over a 30-year period. We have refocused our amazing team of engineers to redesign, reimagine, and retool our popular GFX line of PowerCats to our brand-new tech-forward, all-digital GFX PowerCats. I recommend that you go to our website,, and really learn about these brand-new models. that we're bringing to the market. These newly designed GFX2 models will make their debut at our dealer meeting this coming Monday in front of our national dealer network. Our 400 GFX2 has already sold 10 units so far. We are now building number 11, when last year we were only projecting six units for this 40-foot power cat. Our team has now designed and produced over 15 new boat models with six additional new models in the pipeline. Our 30,000 square foot addition here in Fort Pierce has begun construction, and by December of the end of this year, we will have over 100,000 square feet of linear production for our two iconic brands that represent over 90 years of industry brand recognition. The 100,000 square feet should bring our capacity production upwards of 700 units annually when we begin to see the market rebound. Twin V and Aquasport boats will all be designed and assembled right here in our new 100,000 square foot plant in Fort Pierce, Florida. Financial performance. Let's look at the financial performance for Q1. As I mentioned earlier, Twin V experienced a decline in demand for its products for the quarter. Despite our revenue drop from 8.8 million to 5.2 million in Q1, Twin V grew revenue per direct labor by 40%. That means that per employee in production now has more of a 40% increase in dollar revenue. Our consolidated net loss for three months ended March 31st was 2.335 million. which approximately half was attributed to Forza and half, which was $1,164,000 for Twin V. If you remove the non-cash expenses from the Twin V loss of $1,164,000, Twin V's gas-powered boat segment adjusted loss for the quarter was $669,500. On March 31st, 2024, Twin V's consolidated holdings of cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and marketable securities totaled $17,381,000, a decrease from $21,218,000 that was on December 31st, 2023. The decrease in cash reserves was primarily due to Forza X1's R&D, Forza's plant construction, and costs allocated for new product developments such as the 400GFX, Twin V's 280GFX2, AquaSport's 24 Center Console, and AquaSport's brand-new 280 Superboat, in addition to operational cash losses from reduced revenue in the first quarter of 2024. Twin V's gas-powered segment has working capital, including inventory, of nearly $9 million. Additionally, we have $3 million invested in property plan and equipment. Twin V has a strong balance sheet with over $7 million in cash and only a small COVID area stimulus loan of $500,000. We currently have no bank debt. During the first quarter, we took further steps to right-size the labor force while also tightly controlling operating costs, Despite the current economic challenges, Twin V is investing in exciting new models like our Gen 2 GFX boats, our brand-new Aquasport 280 Superboat, our larger offshore boats. We're beginning a brand-new 44-foot Twin V. These boats have much higher margins. And additionally, we are committed to reducing cash burn while making smart investments to our infrastructure. When we do start seeing the next market upswing, we will be ready. Twinbee, PowerCats, and AquaSports has over 90 years of brand recognition and customer loyalty. These two incredible, storied, scalable brands offer a variety of new and innovative products to a growing and more diverse dealer network. We are excited about the future, and I want to thank our investors, stakeholders, and employees for their continued support. And now I'd like to open it up for questions.
spk01: Thank you. At this time, we will be conducting a question and answer session. If you'd like to ask a question, please press star 1 on your telephone keypad. A confirmation tone will indicate your line is in the question queue. You may press star 2 if you'd like to remove your question from the queue. For participants using speaker equipment, it may be necessary to pick up your handset before pressing the star keys.
spk02: One moment, please, while we poll for questions.
spk01: As a reminder, if you'd like to ask a question, please press star 1 on your telephone keypad. One moment while we poll for questions.
spk02: There are no questions at this time.
spk01: I'd like to turn the call back over to Joseph Visconti for closing comments.
spk00: I want to thank our shareholders, stakeholders, and employees, and have a great day. Thank you, everybody.
spk01: This concludes today's conference. You may disconnect your lines at this time, and we thank you for your participation.

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