Red Cat Holdings Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Second Quarter 2024 and Provides Corporate Update

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Dec. 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) (“Red Cat” or “Company”), a drone technology company integrating robotic hardware and software for military, government, and commercial operations, reports its financial results for the second quarter ended October 31, 2023 and provides a business update.

Operating Highlights:

  • Selected by U.S. Army as a finalist for its Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) Tranche 2 Drone Program

  • Received orders for 344 drones with a total value of approximately $5.2 million from a U.S. federal government agency

  • Secured contract with U.S. Customs and Border protection for 106 Teal 2 Drone systems

  • Partnered with aerospace engineering firm ES Aero to facilitate rapid completion of customer specific projects

  • Remote ID certification received from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Teal 2 sUAS now available for purchase through federal government’s GSA Advantage

  • Continued global expansion with entry into Latin America

Financial Highlights:

  • Record revenues of almost $4 million for fiscal second quarter ending October 31, 2023, representing growth of more than 400% compared to the prior-year period and 125% on a sequential basis

  • Gross margin tripled sequentially to more than 30% in the second quarter of fiscal 2024 compared to 10% in the first quarter of fiscal 2024, driven by continued improvements in the manufacturing process, an increase in units shipped, and higher margins on the SRR prototype contract

  • Backlog grew to $4.5 million at October 31, 2023 and $7.4 million in early December 2023

  • Raised $9.2 million in gross proceeds from an equity offering

“Our Q2 results exceeded our guidance by 30% and was the highest quarterly revenue in Company history due to our launch of the Teal 2 drone in April 2023,” commented Jeff Thompson, Chief Executive Officer. “This brand new system is now fully integrated with artificial intelligence and computer vision capabilities, including Athena AI, AeroVironment’s Tomahawk Kinesis, Reveal Technologies’s Farsight, and ATAK by PAR Government.  This technology stack gives the frontline warfighter a feature-rich capability never seen on a rucksack portable drone.

“We are extremely honored to be downselected by the U.S. Army as a finalist for the Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) program of record.  With the ongoing shift to small tactical drones in warfare, we are very optimistic that our Teal sUAS will be needed globally as the premier ISR system for the warfighter. Given our record performance, growing backlog, and recent U.S. Army downselection, we reiterate our Q3 revenue guidance of $5 million, which would be another successful quarter of record revenue,” concluded Thompson.

"We are reporting record revenues, gross margin, and backlog for the second quarter of fiscal 2024, each of which represents clear indicators that the Teal 2 is resonating in the marketplace," stated Joseph Hernon, Chief Financial Officer. "With our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City continuing to scale production capacity and refine the manufacturing process, we are confident in our ability to fulfill our backlog with increasing product gross margins."

Earnings Conference Call

CEO Jeff Thompson and CFO Joseph Hernon will host an earnings conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 15, 2023 to review financial results and provide an update on corporate developments. Following management’s formal remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session.

Interested parties can listen to the conference call by dialing 1-844-413-3977 (within the U.S.) or 1-412-317-1803 (international). Callers should dial in approximately ten minutes prior to the start time and ask to be connected to the Red Cat conference call. Participants can also pre-register for the call using the following link: 

The conference call will also be available through a live webcast that can be accessed at: 

A replay of the webcast will be available until December 15, 2024 and can be accessed through the above link or at A telephonic replay will be available until December 29, 2023 by calling 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international) and using access code 8771219.

About Red Cat Holdings, Inc.
Red Cat (Nasdaq: RCAT) is a military technology company that integrates robotic hardware and software to provide critical situational awareness and actionable intelligence to on-the- ground warfighters and battlefield commanders. Its mission is to enhance the effectiveness and safety of military operations domestically and globally – and to “Dominate the Night.” Red Cat’s suite of solutions includes Teal Drones, developer of the Golden Eagle, a small unmanned system with the highest resolution imaging for nighttime operations, and Skypersonic, a leading provider of unmanned aircraft for interior spaces and other dangerous environments. Learn more at

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
      October 31,     April 30,
      2023       2023  
Cash and marketable securities   $ 4,024,266     $ 15,987,687  
Intangible assets including goodwill, net     23,901,101       24,335,836  
Inventory, including deposits     10,871,809       9,280,073  
Accounts receivable, net     2,989,054       719,862  
Other     4,580,519       4,478,080  
Assets of discontinued operations     4,239,895       5,391,552  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 50,606,644     $ 60,193,090  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 2,323,380     $ 1,957,975  
Debt obligations     1,044,581       1,323,707  
Warrant derivative liability     399,203       588,205  
Other     525,612       661,263  
Liabilities of discontinued operations     438,993       1,052,315  
Total liabilities     4,731,769       5,583,465  
Stockholders’ capital     112,158,387       110,057,535  
Accumulated deficit/comprehensive loss     (66,283,512 )     (55,447,910 )
Total stockholders' equity     45,874,875       54,609,625  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 50,606,644     $ 60,193,090  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
    Three months ended October 31,   Six months ended October 31,
    2023   2022   2023   2022
Revenues   $ 3,930,868     $ 747,612     $ 5,678,997     $ 1,874,163  
Cost of goods sold     2,730,286       623,761       4,303,750       1,668,192  
Gross Margin     1,200,582       123,851       1,375,247       205,971  
Operating Expenses                                
Operations     440,445       1,581,818       1,148,348       2,468,121  
Research and development     1,987,890       1,266,956       3,126,017       1,716,920  
Sales and marketing     675,490       563,756       1,662,398       970,709  
General and administrative     1,460,073       1,815,314       2,903,229       2,877,718  
Stock based compensation     1,196,325       1,246,796       2,107,931       2,002,267  
Total operating expenses     5,760,223       6,474,640       10,947,923       10,035,735  
Operating loss     (4,559,641 )     (6,350,789 )     (9,572,676 )     (9,829,764 )
Other (income) expense     522,176       (519,807 )     1,076,916       (406,580 )
Net loss from continuing operations   $ (5,081,817 )   $ (5,830,982 )   $ (10,649,592 )   $ (9,423,184 )
Loss from discontinued operations     (599,511 )     (413,495 )     (842,084 )     (632,892 )
Net loss   $ (5,681,328 )   $ (6,244,477 )   $ (11,491,676 )   $ (10,056,076 )
Loss per share - basic and diluted   $ (0.10 )   $ (0.12 )   $ (0.21 )   $ (0.19 )
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted     55,606,336       54,078,111       55,270,838       53,928,133  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
      Six months ended October 31,  
      2023       2022  
Cash Flows from Operating Activities                
Net loss from continuing operations   $ (10,649,592 )   $ (9,423,184 )
Non-cash expenses     3,222,395       1,748,455  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities     (3,813,162 )     (1,852,743 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (11,240,359 )     (9,527,472 )
Cash Flows from Investing Activities                
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities     10,205,501       13,241,836  
Purchases of property and equipment     (139,860 )     (1,280,935 )
Net cash provided by investing activities     10,065,641       11,960,901  
Cash Flows from Financing Activities                
Payments of debt obligations, net     (279,126 )     (367,419 )
Payments related to employee equity transactions     (16,292 )     (561,407 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock through ATM facilities, net     9,212        
Net cash used in financing activity     (286,206 )     (928,826 )
Net cash used in discontinued operations     (384,094 )     (4,006,667 )
Net decrease in Cash     (1,845,018 )     (2,502,064 )
Cash, beginning of period     3,260,305       4,084,815  
Cash, end of period     1,415,287       1,582,751  
Less: Cash of discontinued operations     (6,310 )     (90,810 )
Cash of continuing operations, end of period     1,408,977       1,491,941  
Marketable securities     2,615,289       31,302,888  
Cash of continuing operations and marketable securities   $ 4,024,266     $ 32,794,829  

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