Unique Logistics International Reports Fiscal Third Quarter Financial Results
- Subsidiary acquisitions closed on February 21, 2023 –
-Year to date net income of $7.3 million-
NEW YORK, April 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Unique Logistics International, Inc. (OTCMKTS: UNQL) (“Unique” or the “Company”), a global logistics and freight forwarding company, today announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2023. This is the reporting quarter in which the Company completed critical acquisitions. The acquisitions closed on February 21, 2023 and thus there was no discernable impact on revenue or net income in the third quarter.
“The recent acquisitions position Unique to execute our strategy to deliver a scalable operating model with what we anticipate will be a positive impact going forward. We believe the income statement will see a considerable boost from the acquisitions beginning in our fourth fiscal quarter,” said Sunandan Ray, Chief Executive Officer.
Third Quarter Key Metrics
The quarter ended February 28, 2023 saw a substantial decline in the shipping market. Compared with the prior year, there was also a significant decrease in shipping prices. The combined impact is reflected in the decline in the Company’s revenue. The impact of reduced shipping was particularly severe on the more expensive air freight sector.
|For the Three Months Ended February 28||For the Nine Months Ended February 28|
|Net Income (Loss)||0.7||(4.9||)||7.3||1.6|
Pro-forma information is presented below on the impact the acquisitions would have had if in place for the entire reported periods.
Pro Forma Results with Acquisitions
UNIQUE LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Pro Forma Information (Unaudited)
|For The Nine Months Ended February 28, 2023||For The Nine Months Ended February 28, 2022|
|Net Income attributable to registrant||$||14.1||$||18.7|
Third Quarter Financial Results
|●||Gross Profit margins improved to 12.8% in the three months ended February 28, primarily due to procurement strategies in a seasonal off-peak market.|
|●||Operating expenses fell 80.1% in line with the reduction in revenue.|
|●||Net Income was approximately $663 thousand for the three months ended February 28, 2023, compared to a net loss of approximately $4.9 million for the three months ended February 28, 2022. For the year to date, Net Income was $7.3 million compared with $1.6 million for the equivalent prior year period.|
|●||Adjusted EBITDA was $534 thousand for the three months ended February 28, 2023. For the year to date adjusted EBITDA was $10.8 million.|
|●||Working capital deficit of $9.7 million is primarily the result of our use of short-term financing to fund the acquisitions. The Company has started to pay off such short-term debt and expects to revert to a positive working capital position by the end of the current fiscal year on May 31, 2023.|
“The most significant event of the third quarter was the critical closing of the acquisitions we have targeted for so long. These acquisitions will add to our net income and strategic growth potential. In the nine month period to February 28, 2023, had the acquisitions been in place at the start of the period, our share of the revenue of the acquired companies would have been $109.1 million.
“We continue to seek other acquisition opportunities. We remain on track with our planned merger with Edify Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: EAC) to secure our position as a Nasdaq listed company with the liquidity to execute on M&A activities,” said Sunandan Ray, Chief Executive Officer.
“Third quarter reflects market slowdown due to seasonal factors as well as excess inventory following the post-Covid build up. Nevertheless, we were able to focus on improved gross margin yields and deliver year to date Net Income of $7.3 million.”
“The short-term liabilities associated with the acquisitions should be substantially paid off or refinanced with long-term debt by the end of our fourth quarter with $6 million already having been paid off using operating cash flow. We believe that continuing to drive improvements in our customer and carrier experience and the expertise of our team will lead to gains in market share and growth. Ultimately, our efforts should lead to additional gains in productivity, which reduces our operating costs, and improves returns to shareholders.”
Mr. Ray concluded: “The Company continues to pursue its previously announced business combination with Edify, subject to closing conditions including receipt of required regulatory and stockholder approvals. The Edify merger values the Company at an enterprise value of approximately $360 million inclusive of the international acquisitions that the Company reported on February 27, 2023. At the closing of the merger, it is expected that the Company’s shareholders will receive Edify common stock equal to approximately $0.03 per share for each share of the Company’s common stock that they own or into which their shares of the Company’s preferred stock are convertible.”
About Unique Logistics International, Inc.
Unique Logistics International, Inc. (OTC Markets: UNQL) through its wholly owned operating subsidiaries, is a global logistics and freight forwarding company providing a range of international logistics services that enable its customers to outsource to the Company sections of their supply chain process. The services provided are seamlessly managed by its network of trained employees and integrated information systems. We enable our customers to share data regarding their international vendors and purchase orders with us, execute the flow of goods and information under their operating instructions, provide visibility to the flow of goods from factory to distribution center or store and when required, update their inventory records.
For more information on UNQL and its businesses, please visit www.unique-usa.com.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Adjusted EBITDA)
We define adjusted EBITDA to be earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and other non-recurring income or expenses.
Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of financial performance under GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. We present adjusted EBITDA because we believe that adjusted EBITDA is a useful supplement to net income as an indicator of operating performance. For this reason, we believe adjusted EBITDA will also be useful to others, including our stockholders, as a valuable financial metric.
Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income as an indicator of performance or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as an indicator of cash flows, in each case as determined in accordance with GAAP, or as a measure of liquidity. In addition, adjusted EBITDA does not take into account changes in certain assets and liabilities as well as interest and income taxes that can affect cash flows. We do not intend the presentation of these non-GAAP measures to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should be read only in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes express or implied statements that are not historical facts and are considered forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance and may contain projections of our future results of operations or of our financial information or state other forward-looking information. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the following words: “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “project,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words.
Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements such as the growth in revenues, along with the statements under the heading Business Outlook are reasonable, these statements relate to future events or our future operational or financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control, including, without limitation, statements about our future financial performance, including our revenue, cash flows, costs of revenue and operating expenses; our anticipated growth; our predictions about our industry; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and our ability to attract, retain and cross-sell to clients. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2022. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date on which the statements are made. We undertake no obligation to update, and expressly disclaim the obligation to update, any forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
MZ North America
Brian M. Prenoveau, CFA
UNIQUE LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATION
|For the||For the||For the||For the|
|Three Months Ended||Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|Ocean freight and ocean services||23,106,949||104,379,472||159,292,026||343,102,200|
|Customs brokerage and other services||12,559,407||17,543,324||48,460,306||44,856,580|
|Costs and operating expenses:|
|Ocean freight and ocean services||19,722,259||99,620,036||142,806,034||323,381,733|
|Customs brokerage and other services||11,397,398||16,011,938||44,773,324||41,330,633|
|Salaries and related costs||3,076,221||2,551,481||10,036,200||8,120,799|
|Rent and occupancy||883,681||508,621||2,026,363||1,478,600|
|Selling and promotion||1,471,236||899,097||2,033,668||4,591,715|
|Depreciation and amortization||203,390||196,347||606,030||585,019|
|Total costs and operating expenses||49,296,573||248,182,805||264,800,264||831,527,004|
|Income from operations||330,929||2,253,090||10,173,343||14,111,440|
|Other income (expenses)|
|Amortization of debt discount||-||-||-||(776,515||)|
|Loss on extinguishment of convertible notes payable||-||(1,344,087||)||-||(564,037||)|
|Gain on forgiveness of promissory note||-||-||-||358,236|
|Change in fair value of derivative liabilities||64,955||(4,275,986||)||809,611||(4,275,986||)|
|Total other income (expenses)||(481,836||)||(6,955,469||)||(2,067,165||)||(9,765,178||)|
|Net income (loss) before income taxes||(150,907||)||(4,702,379||)||8,106,178||4,346,262|
|Income tax (credit) expense||(814,080||)||228,207||849,967||2,765,207|
|Net income (loss)||663,173||(4,930,586||)||7,256,211||1,581,055|
|Net income (loss) available to common shareholders||$||663,173||$||(9,496,311||)||$||7,256,211||$||(2,984,670||)|
UNIQUE LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||14,402,666||$||1,422,393|
|Accounts receivable, net||40,438,290||74,746,036|
|Other current assets and prepaids||3,769,572||1,404,021|
|Total current assets||62,470,090||108,543,031|
|Property and equipment, net||1,691,248||188,889|
|Other long-term assets:|
|Identifiable intangible assets, net||13,322,344||7,337,704|
|Operating lease right-of-use assets, net||10,931,331||2,408,098|
|Deferred tax asset, net||1,193,610||942,748|
|Other noncurrent assets||2,021,926||1,028,336|
|Total other long-term assets||46,779,776||16,180,015|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accrued expenses and current liabilities||10,178,857||5,666,159|
|Revolving credit facility||9,882,529||38,141,451|
|Current portion of notes payable||17,804,500||608,333|
|Current portion of noncurrent debt due to related parties||325,478||301,308|
|Current portion of operating lease liability||2,422,306||912,618|
|Other current liabilities||5,710,057||-|
|Total current liabilities||72,201,695||104,367,590|
|Noncurrent portion of notes payable||1,500,000||-|
|Noncurrent debt due to related parties, net of current portion||150,655||397,968|
|Operating lease liability, net of current portion||8,813,569||1,593,873|
|Other noncurrent liabilities||-||282,666|
|Total noncurrent liabilities||22,092,607||14,712,501|
|Commitments and contingencies||-||-|
|Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value: 5,000,000 shares authorized|
|Series A Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 120,065 and 130,000, issued and outstanding as of February 28, 2023, and May 31, 2022, respectively. Liquidation preference $120 on February 28, 2023||120||130|
|Series B Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 820,800 shares issued and outstanding as of February 28, 2023, and May 31, 2022, respectively. Liquidation preference $821 on February 28, 2023||821||821|
|Series C Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 195 shares, issued and outstanding as of February 28, 2023, and May 31, 2022, respectively. Liquidation preference $18.5 million on February 28, 2023||-||-|
|Series D Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 180 and 187, issued and outstanding as of February 28, 2023, and May 31, 2022, respectively. Liquidation preference $17.3 million on February 28, 2023||-||-|
|Preferred stock, value|
|Common stock $0.001 par value; 800,000,000 shares authorized, 799,141,770 and 687,196,478 common shares issued and outstanding as of February 28, 2023, and May 31, 2022, respectively.||799,143||687,197|
|Additional paid-in capital||180,220||292,155|
|Total Stockholders’ equity attributable to registrant||13,088,055||5,831,844|
|Equity attributable to noncontrolling interests||3,558,757||-|
|Total Stockholder’s Equity||16,646,812||5,831,844|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity||$||110,941,114||$||124,911,935|
UNIQUE LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
|For the Three||For the Three|
|Months Ended||Months Ended|
|Net income (loss)||$||663,173||$||(4,930,586||)|
|Depreciation and amortization||203,390||196,347|
|(Gain) loss on extinguishment of convertible notes||-||1,344,087|
|Interest expense (including accretion of debt discount)||546,791||1,395,396|
|Change in fair value of derivative liabilities||(64,955||)||4,275,986|
|For the Nine||For the Nine|
|Months Ended||Months Ended|
|Depreciation and amortization||606,030||585,019|
|Gain on forgiveness of promissory notes||(358,236||)|
|Loss on extinguishment of convertible notes||564,037|
|Change in fair value of derivative liabilities||(809,611||)||4,275,986|
|Interest expense (including accretion of debt discount)||2,876,776||5,343,391|