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Local Bounti Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results


Second quarter revenue of $6.3 million, compared to $0.1 million in the prior year period

Georgia facility commenced commercial operations in July 2022

Announces Texas as location of next facility

Reaffirms full year 2022 guidance

HAMILTON, Mont., Aug. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Local Bounti Corporation (NYSE: LOCL, LOCL WS) ("Local Bounti" or the "Company"), a breakthrough U.S. indoor agriculture company combining the best aspects of vertical and greenhouse growing technologies, today announced its second quarter 2022 results for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and reaffirmed full year 2022 guidance.

"We produced solid results and made important progress on our commercial facility expansion during the second quarter.  The integration of Local Bounti and Pete's is progressing extremely well ? we've had great engagement across the organization and I have been very impressed by our team and our expanded set of capabilities," stated Craig Hurlbert, Co-CEO of Local Bounti.  "Looking ahead, we are especially excited about the recent opening of our  Georgia facility and the commercial benefits it entails as we expand our footprint.  We continue to bring fresh thinking and solutions to the industry and are implementing new elements in real-time that accelerate our build-out schedules and drive higher crop turns ? the combination of which support our unwavering focus on capital efficiency."

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Summary

 1See reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures at the end of this press release.

Commercial Facility Expansion Update

Next facility to be located in Texas
Local Bounti is currently in site diligence for its next facility to be located in eastern Texas. This location was selected based on customer demand and prospective off-take agreements.

Georgia facility commenced operations in July
As previously announced, the Company completed Phase 1-A construction of its Georgia facility in July 2022 ? commencing commercial operations of three acres of the 24-acre plan.  In parallel with Phase 1-A's completion, the Company began construction on Phase 1-B in June 2022, which will mirror Phase 1-A in terms of size and capabilities ? doubling the capacity of the Georgia facility.

As a component of Phase 1-B's construction, the Company also began construction on the integration of its Stack & Flow Technologytm ("Stack & Flow").  Stack & Flow TechnologyTM will be integrated across both Phase 1-A and 1-B, which is expected to add approximately 40% of incremental revenue generating capacity to the finished Georgia facility. The Phase 1-B construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2023 and commence operations in the third quarter 2023.

The Company continues to expect to achieve initial run-rate revenue of at least $30 million at full production from its California and Georgia (Phase 1-A) facilities, excluding the expected future positive impact from additional capacity due to incorporating Stack & Flow TechnologyTM at all three facilities.

California facility upgrades
The Company's two California facilities in Carpinteria and Oxnard are currently undergoing targeted and phased upgrades to existing infrastructure. The first phase, which is currently planned, will complete necessary infrastructure upgrades and increase near-term yields of select SKUs by an estimated 10%. The second phase, which is under consideration, will provide additional yield increases and create opportunities to grow new products, further expanding the Company's SKU diversity. The last phase will be to complete preparations for Stack & Flow TechnologyTM integration, which is expected to commence in 2023 given coordination and other planning measures with local utilities.

Pasco, Washington facility progress
The future Pasco, Washington facility continues to progress toward construction, which is expected to recommence in September. The site has been redesigned to further optimize operational synergies, to drive best in class unit economics, and to account for synergies with Pete's growing systems to meet demand across the combined product portfolio.

Hamilton, Montana update
The Company continues to advance its growing systems at its Hamilton, Montana facility.  Year-to-date ended July 22, 2022, annualized yields from this facility have improved by approximately 20% versus the comparable prior year period. This direct and progressive improvement in yield is an apples-to-apples comparison highlighting the Company's ability to drive higher yields for current and future facilities. Importantly, these improvements do not reflect the impact of existing and future R&D enhancements and innovations that are expected to further accelerate performance at each of our facilities.

Technology Evolution and SKU Expansions

Addressing new growth verticals in high-value crop varieties
Beyond advancements to yield, the Company has identified additional opportunities and applications of its Stack & Flow TechnologyTM to reduce costs and increase yields across a variety of crops and growing environments. The Company is in the early trial stages of longer-term projects for high-value crops such as berries, and it continues to believe that its Stack & Flow TechnologyTM has a very important place in the future of agriculture.

Launching tests for new salad kit innovations in third quarter
Complementing the Company's existing product assortment is a new category of product innovation ? premium salad kits.  The SKUs will launch as tests with retailers in the Northwest through the end of 2022 in anticipation of a broader launch in 2023. 

Capital Structure

The Company ended the quarter with cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of $41.3 million and approximately $41.8 million of undrawn capacity on its credit facility with Cargill. It had approximately 94.2 million basic and diluted shares outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and had an additional 11.5 million warrants outstanding and approximately 10.3 million restricted stock units outstanding.

Financial Outlook

Management is reaffirming its full year 2022 sales guidance of at least $20 million, including partial year contribution from its acquisition of Pete's which closed on April 4, 2022.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call with members of the Local Bounti executive management team. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. ET on Monday, August 15, 2022. To participate on the live call, listeners in North America may dial (877) 514-3623 and international listeners may dial (201) 689-8768.

In addition, the call will be broadcast live via webcast, hosted at the "Investors" section of the Company's website at localbounti.com and will be archived online.

About Local Bounti

Local Bounti is redefining indoor farming with an innovative method ? its proprietary Stack & Flow Technologytm ? that significantly improves crop turns, increases output and improves unit economics. Local Bounti operates advanced indoor growing facilities across the United States, servicing approximately 10,000 retail doors with its two brands: Local Bounti® and Pete's®. We grow healthy food utilizing a hybrid approach that integrates the best attributes of controlled environment agriculture with natural elements. Our sustainable growing methods are better for the planet, using 90% less land and 90% less water than conventional farming methods. With a mission to 'bring our farm to your kitchen in the fewest food miles possible,' Local Bounti's food is fresher, more nutritious, and lasts 3 to 5 times longer than traditional agriculture. To find out more, visit localbounti.com or eatpetes.com, or follow Local Bounti on LinkedIn for the latest news and developments.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as "anticipate," "approximate," "believe," "commit," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "hope," "intend," "may," "outlook," "plan," "project," "potential," "should," "would," "will" and other similar words or expressions. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and actual events may differ materially from historical results or current expectations. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of future performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties, risks, assumptions and other factors, many of which are outside the control of the Company. The forward-looking statements in this press release address a variety of subjects including, for example, projected financial information, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of other financial and performance metrics, projected costs of building or acquiring facilities, projections of market opportunity and market share, and the business prospects of the Company following the Pete's transaction. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: Local Bounti's ability to effectively integrate the recently acquired operations of Pete's into its existing operations; the ability of Local Bounti to retain and hire key personnel; the uncertainty of projected financial information; Local Bounti's increased leverage as a result of additional indebtedness incurred in connection with the recent acquisition of Pete's; restrictions contained in Local Bounti's debt facility agreements with Cargill Financial Services International, Inc.; Local Bounti's ability to repay, refinance, restructure and/or extend its indebtedness as it comes due; and unknown liabilities that may be assumed in acquisitions; Local Bounti's ability to generate revenue; the risk that Local Bounti may never achieve or sustain profitability; the risk that Local Bounti could fail to effectively manage its future growth; the risk that Local Bounti will fail to obtain additional necessary capital when needed on acceptable terms, or at all; Local Bounti's ability to build out additional facilities; reliance on third parties for construction, delays relating to material delivery and supply chains, and fluctuating material prices; Local Bounti's ability to maintain its gross margin or decrease its cost of goods sold over time; potential for damage to or problems with Local Bounti's CEA facilities; Local Bounti's ability to attract and retain qualified employees; Local Bounti's ability to develop and maintain its brand or brands it may acquire; Local Bounti's ability to maintain its company culture or focus on its vision as it grows; Local Bounti's ability to execute on its growth strategy; the risks of diseases and pests destroying crops; Local Bounti's ability to compete successfully in the highly competitive natural food market; Local Bounti's ability to defend itself against intellectual property infringement claims; changes in consumer preferences, perception and spending habits in the food industry; seasonality; Local Bounti's ability to achieve its sustainability goals; and other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time, including those under "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in Local Bounti's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 30, 2022, as supplemented by subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Reports on Form 10-K, and other reports and documents Local Bounti files from time to time with the SEC. Local Bounti cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive and cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Local Bounti does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains references to adjusted EBITDA, adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin percentage and adjusted selling, general and administrative, which are adjusted from results based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") and exclude certain expenses, gains and losses. The Company defines and calculates adjusted EBITDA as net loss attributable to Local Bounti before the impact of interest expense, depreciation, amortization, and adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense, business combination fair value basis adjustment to inventory, business acquisition and strategic transaction due diligence and integration related costs, restructuring and business realignment costs, and certain other non-core items. The Company defines and calculates adjusted gross profit as gross profit excluding depreciation, stock-based compensation, business combination related integration costs, and business combination fair value basis adjustment to inventory. The Company defines and calculates adjusted gross margin percentage as adjusted gross profit as a percent of sales. The Company defines and calculates adjusted selling, general and administrative as selling, general and administrative expense excluding stock-based compensation, depreciation, amortization, business acquisition and strategic transaction due diligence and integration related costs, and restructuring and business realignment costs.

These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the user's understanding of the Company's prospects for the future and the historical performance for the context of the investor. The Company's management team uses these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing performance, as well as in planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures are not computed according to GAAP and the methods the Company uses to compute them may differ from the methods used by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental, should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should be read only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Refer to the attached financial supplement for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021.

 

LOCAL BOUNTI CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)



June 30,


December 31,


2022


2021


(Unaudited)



Assets




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$              22,703


$              96,661

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

18,583


4,416

Accounts receivable, net

2,248


110

Inventory, net

3,106


922

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

3,572


3,399

Total current assets

50,212


105,508

Property and equipment, net

123,615


37,350

Operating lease right-of-use assets

176


55

Goodwill

36,598


?

Intangible assets, net

52,923


?

Other assets

906


1,017

Total assets

$            264,430


$            143,930





Liabilities and stockholders' equity




Current liabilities




Accounts payable

$                 5,167


$                 1,920

Accrued liabilities

4,289


16,020

Operating lease liabilities

71


28

Total current liabilities

9,527


17,968

Long-term debt

105,182


11,199

Financing obligation

14,190


13,070

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

94


10

Total liabilities

128,993


42,247





Commitments and contingencies








Stockholders' equity




Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized, 94,168,464 and 86,344,881 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively

9


9

Additional paid-in capital

261,105


169,916

Accumulated deficit

(125,677)


(68,242)

Total stockholders' equity

135,437


101,683

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$            264,430


$            143,930

 

LOCAL BOUNTI CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Sales

$               6,269


$                   108


$               6,551


$                   165

Cost of goods sold(1)(2)(3)

6,281


81


6,520


126

Gross profit

(12)


27


31


39

Operating expenses:








Research and development(2)(3)

3,073


723


5,914


1,155

Selling, general and administrative(2)(3)

23,141


2,962


44,502


11,256

Total operating expenses

26,214


3,685


50,416


12,411

Loss from operations

(26,226)


(3,658)


(50,385)


(12,372)

Other income (expense):








Management fee income

28


24


58


44

Convertible Notes fair value adjustment

?


(2,685)


?


(2,984)

Warrant fair value adjustment

?


?


?


?

Interest expense, net

(5,465)


(1,268)


(7,108)


(1,673)

Other income and expense

?


(3)


?


(3)

Net loss

$            (31,663)


$              (7,590)


$            (57,435)


$            (16,988)









Net loss applicable to common stockholders per basic common share:








Basic and diluted

$                (0.36)


$                (0.15)


$                (0.68)


$                (0.35)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:








Basic and diluted

88,607,316


49,131,555


84,830,885


49,131,555

(1)

Amounts include the impact for non-cash increase in cost of goods sold attributable to the fair value basis adjustment to inventory in connection with acquisition of Pete's as follows:

 


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Cost of goods sold

$               1,042


$                     ?


$               1,042


$                     ?

Total business combination fair value basis adjustment to inventory

$               1,042


$                     ?


$               1,042


$                     ?

(2)

Amounts include stock-based compensation as follows:

 


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Cost of goods sold

$                     47


$                     ?


$                     52


$                     ?

Research and development

485


?


970


?

Selling, general and administrative

11,164


?


21,687


4,942

Total stock-based compensation expense

$             11,696


$                     ?


$             22,709


$               4,942

(3)

Amounts include depreciation and amortization as follows:

 


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Cost of goods sold

$                   891


$                     12


$                   953


$                     20

Research and development

218


105


531


215

Selling, general and administrative

2,272


7


2,438


15

Total depreciation and amortization

$               3,381


$                   124


$               3,922


$                   250

 

LOCAL BOUNTI CORPORATION

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(in thousands)


RECONCILIATION OF GROSS PROFIT TO ADJUSTED GROSS PROFIT AND ADJUSTED GROSS PROFIT MARGIN



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Sales

$            6,269


$               108


$            6,551


$               165

Cost of goods sold

6,281


81


6,520


126

Gross profit

(12)


27


31


39

Depreciation

891


12


953


20

Stock-based compensation

47


?


52


?

Business combination related integration costs

428


?


428


?

Business combination fair value basis adjustment to inventory

1,042


?


1,042


?

Adjusted gross profit

$            2,396


$                 39


$            2,506


$                 59

Adjusted gross margin %

38 %


36 %


38 %


36 %

 

RECONCILIATION OF SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE TO ADJUSTED SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Selling, general and administrative

$             23,141


$               2,962


$             44,502


$             11,256

Stock-based compensation

(11,164)


?


(21,687)


(4,942)

Depreciation and amortization

(2,272)


(7)


(2,438)


(15)

Business acquisition and strategic transaction due diligence and integration related costs

(1,213)


?


(5,719)


?

Restructuring and business realignment costs

(501)


?


(621)


?

Adjusted selling, general and administrative

$               7,991


$               2,955


$             14,037


$               6,299

 

RECONCILIATION OF NET LOSS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021

Net loss

$            (31,663)


$              (7,590)


$            (57,435)


$            (16,988)

Stock-based compensation expense

11,696


?


22,709


4,942

Interest expense, net

5,465


1,268


7,108


1,673

Depreciation

1,285


125


1,826


250

Amortization

2,096


?


2,096


?

Business combination fair value basis adjustment to inventory

1,042


?


1,042


?

Business acquisition and strategic transaction due diligence and integration related costs

1,641


?


6,147


?

Restructuring and business realignment costs

501


?


621


?

Convertible notes fair value adjustment

?


2,685


?


2,984

Loss from disposal of fixed assets

84


?


280


?

Management fee income

(28)


(24)


(58)


(44)

Other income and expense

?


3


?


3

Adjusted EBITDA

$              (7,881)


$              (3,533)


$            (15,664)


$              (7,180)

 

SOURCE Local Bounti


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