SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMMO, Inc. (Nasdaq: POWW, POWWP) (“AMMO” or the “Company”), the owner of, the largest online marketplace serving the firearms and shooting sports industries, and a leading vertically integrated producer of high-performance ammunition and components, today reported results for its first quarter of fiscal 2024, ended June 30, 2023.

First Quarter Fiscal 202 4 vs. First Quarter Fiscal 202 3

Net Revenues of $34.3 million.
Gross profit margin of approximately 40.9% compared to 29.8%.
Adjusted EBITDA of $6.6 million compared to $10.6 million.
Net loss of ($1.1) million, compared to net income of $3.3 million.
Diluted EPS of ($0.02), compared to $0.02.
Adjusted EPS of $0.05, compared to $0.07. “Marketplace” Metrics – First Quarter 202 4

Marketplace revenue of approximately $13.9 million.
New user growth averaged 27,000 per month.
Average take rate increased to 5.8% compared to 5.3% in fiscal 2023.

Jared Smith, AMMO’s CEO, commented “Our work toward achieving our strategic goals are starting to pay off as we have already begun to see the positive effects here in the 1st quarter, with significant improvements in gross margin and strong cash flow. Despite a difficult industry environment in the near term, I remain confident that the initiatives we have undertaken in both the marketplace and ammunition divisions will continue to improve profitability.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the transformation we have made over these last six months and just how quickly we have been able to capture real results. Long term, the industry fundamentals are strong and while the consumer currently faces major economic challenges, we remain confident that our strategic approach will pay long-term dividends for our shareholders,” Mr. Smith concluded.

First Quarter 202 Results

The margins on our marketplace segment remain strong and our gross margins have increased on our ammunition segment as we are beginning to see the benefits of the transition to our leaner operating model with a higher focus on brass sales. We remain confident with the progress we have made to date, but still face headwinds as we continue to see softening in the US commercial ammunition markets. We have, however, continued to increase our cash position with $13.0 in cash from operations generated in the quarter.

We ended the first quarter with total revenues of approximately $34.3 million in comparison to $60.8 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease in revenue was primarily related to a decrease in sales activity from our ammunition segment as the US commercial ammunition markets continue to soften. Our casing sales, however, which afford us higher gross margins, increased to $6.2 million up from $3.3 million in the prior year period. Our marketplace revenue was $13.9 million for the reported quarter.

Cost of goods sold was approximately $20.2 million for the quarter compared to $42.6 million in the comparable prior year quarter. The decrease in cost of goods sold was related to the decrease in sales volume, but was also related to higher gross margins from our two segments.

Our gross margin for the quarter was $14.0 million or 40.9% compared to $18.1 million or 29.8% in the prior year period. The increase in gross profit margin was related to the shift in our sales mix.

There were approximately $2.8 million of nonrecurring legal expenses incurred in our first fiscal quarter, which we have included as an addback to Adjusted EBTIDA. Without the nonrecurring legal expenses, we would have generated a profit for the quarter.

For the quarter, we recorded Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $6.6 million, compared to prior year quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $10.6 million.

This resulted in a net loss per share of $0.02 or adjusted net income per share of $0.05, compared to the prior year period of net income per share of $0.02 or adjusted net income per share of $0.07.

We continue to push forward on the improvements to our marketplace, We are currently in the process of rolling out beta testing for our payment platform with formal launch expected to begin by the end of this quarter. Our cart platform for the marketplace is on pace and is expected to launch by the end of this fiscal year.

We feel confident in our financial position as we have reported $130.6 million in current assets including $47.5 million of cash and cash equivalents in comparison to $23.9 million in current liabilities.

We repurchased approximately 739,000 shares of our common stock under our repurchase plan in the reported quarter bringing us to just over 1.0 million shares repurchased in total under the plan. We continue to look for opportunities to bolster our impressive balance sheet.

Conference Cal l

Management will host a conference call at 5:00 PM ET on August 9, 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.

Participants are asked to preregister for the call at the following link:

Please note that registered participants will receive their dial-in number upon registration and will dial directly into the call without delay. Those without Internet access or who are unable to pre-register may dial in by calling 1-866-777-2509 (domestic) or 1-412-317-5413 (international). All callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask to be joined into the Ammo Inc call.

The conference call will also be available through a live webcast at the following link:, which is also available through the company’s website.

Please join at least 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start and follow the operator’s instructions. When requested, please ask for “AMMO, Inc. First Quarter 2024 Conference Call.”

About AMMO, Inc.

With its corporate offices headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, AMMO designs and manufactures products for a variety of aptitudes, including law enforcement, military, sport shooting and self-defense. The Company was founded in 2016 with a vision to change, innovate and invigorate the complacent munitions industry. AMMO promotes branded munitions as well as its patented STREAK Visual Ammunition, /stelTH/™ subsonic munitions, and specialty rounds for military use via government programs. For more information, please visit:

About is the largest online marketplace dedicated to firearms, hunting, shooting and related products. Aside from merchandise bearing its logo, currently sells none of the items listed on its website. Third-party sellers list items on the site and Federal and state laws govern the sale of firearms and other restricted items. Ownership policies and regulations are followed using licensed firearms dealers as transfer agents. Launched in 1999, is an informative, secure and safe way to buy and sell firearms, ammunition, air guns, archery equipment, knives and swords, firearms accessories and hunting/shooting gear online. promotes responsible ownership of guns and firearms. For more information, please visit:

Forward Looking Statements

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AMMO, Inc.

  June 30, 2023     March 31, 2023  
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 47,505,047 $ 39,134,027
Accounts receivable, net 21,348,226 29,346,380
Due from related parties
Inventories 55,924,655 54,344,819
Prepaid expenses 5,294,454 5,126,667
Current portion of restricted cash 500,000 500,000
Total Current Assets 130,572,382 128,451,893
Property and Equipment, net 55,923,867 55,963,255
Other Assets:
Deposits 4,064,582 7,028,947
Patents, net 4,909,388 5,032,754
Other intangible assets, net 120,583,416 123,726,810
Goodwill 90,870,094 90,870,094
Right of use assets – operating leases 1,141,418 1,261,634
TOTAL ASSETS $ 408,065,147 $ 412,335,387
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 16,356,614 $ 18,079,397
Factoring liability
Accrued liabilities 4,641,469 4,353,354
Inventory credit facility
Current portion of operating lease liability 421,477 470,734
Note payable related party 180,850
Current portion of construction note payable 277,216 260,429
Insurance premium note payable 2,204,293 2,118,635
Total Current Liabilities 23,901,069 25,463,399
Long-term Liabilities:
Contingent consideration payable 119,354 140,378
Construction note payable, net of unamortized issuance costs 10,861,510 10,922,443
Operating lease liability, net of current portion 825,043 903,490
Deferred income tax liability 2,212,448 2,309,592
Total Liabilities 37,919,424 39,739,302
Shareholders’ Equity:
Series A cumulative perpetual preferred Stock 8.75%, ($25.00 per share, $0.001 par value) 1,400,000 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2023 and March 31, 2023, respectively 1,400 1,400
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized 118,952,886 and 118,562,806 shares issued and 117,945,758 and 118,294,478 outstanding at June 30, 2023 and March 31, 2023, respectively 117,946 118,294
Additional paid-in capital 392,813,530 391,940,374
Accumulated deficit (20,808,990 ) (18,941,825 )
Treasury stock (1,978,163 ) (522,158 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity 370,145,723 372,596,085

AMMO, Inc.

For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
  2023     2022  
Net Revenues
Ammunition sales(1) $ 14,106,029 $ 40,969,883
Marketplace revenue 13,912,202 16,504,946
Casing sales 6,236,344 3,281,197
34,254,575 60,756,026
Cost of Revenues 20,230,035 42,620,364
Gross Profit 14,024,540 18,135,662
Operating Expenses
Selling and marketing 295,581 1,908,170
Corporate general and administrative 7,947,563 5,029,297
Employee salaries and related expenses 4,116,280 2,785,098
Depreciation and amortization expense 3,344,043 3,350,356
Total operating expenses 15,703,467 13,072,921
Income/(Loss) from Operations (1,678,927 ) 5,062,741
Other Expenses
Other income 692,951 193,498
Interest expense (204,201 ) (120,487 )
Total other expense 488,750 73,011
Income/(Loss) before Income Taxes (1,190,177 ) 5,135,752
Provision/(benefit) for Income Taxes (97,144 ) 1,882,725
Net Income/(Loss) (1,093,033 ) 3,253,027
Preferred Stock Dividend (774,132 ) (774,132 )
Net Income/(Loss) Attributable to Common Stock Shareholders $ (1,867,165 ) $ 2,478,895
Net Income/(Loss) per share
Basic $ (0.02 ) $ 0.02
Diluted $ (0.02 ) $ 0.02
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
Basic 117,713,805 116,560,372
Diluted 117,713,805 117,879,639
(1 ) Included in revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022 is excises taxes of $1,175,796 and $3,712,341, respectively.

AMMO, Inc.

For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
2023 2022
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net Income/(Loss) (1,093,033 ) 3,253,027
Adjustments to reconcile Net Loss to Net Cash provided by (used in) operations:
Depreciation and amortization 4,620,087 4,300,123
Debt discount amortization 20,813 20,813
Employee stock awards 822,797 1,175,063
Stock grants 50,750 47,844
Contingent consideration payable fair value (21,024 ) (1,302 )
Allowance for doubtful accounts 909,717 711,372
Reduction in right of use asset 120,216 208,506
Deferred income taxes (97,144 ) 500,964
Changes in Current Assets and Liabilities
Accounts receivable 7,088,437 4,246,175
Due to (from) related parties (1,544,000 )
Inventories (1,579,836 ) (5,572,096 )
Prepaid expenses 888,412 882,620
Deposits 2,964,365 (493,982 )
Accounts payable (1,722,783 ) (3,009,351 )
Accrued liabilities 152,021 697,799
Operating lease liability (127,704 ) (211,082 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 12,996,091 5,212,493
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of equipment (1,313,939 ) (5,264,863 )
Net cash used in investing activities (1,313,939 ) (5,264,863 )
Cash flow from financing activities:
Proceeds from factoring liability 14,610,314 24,700,000
Payments on factoring liability (14,610,314 ) (24,957,645 )
Payments on inventory facility, net (733,343 )
Payments on note payable – related party (180,850 ) (165,264 )
Payments on insurance premium note payment (970,541 ) (533,673 )
Proceeds from construction note payable 1,000,000
Payments on construction note payable (64,959 )
Preferred stock dividends paid (638,038 ) (638,071 )
Common stock repurchase plan (1,456,744 )
Net cash used in financing activities (3,311,132 ) (1,327,996 )
Net increase/(decrease) in cash 8,371,020 (1,380,366 )
Cash, beginning of period 39,634,027 23,281,475
Cash and restricted cash, end of period $ 48,005,047 $ 21,901,109

AMMO, Inc.


  For the Three Months Ended June 30,  
  2023     2022  
Supplemental cash flow disclosures:
Cash paid during the period for:
Interest $ 184,385 $ 100,876
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
Insurance premium note payment $ 1,056,199 $ 2,035,519
Dividends accumulated on preferred stock $ 136,094 $ 136,061
Construction note payable $ $ 4,800,358

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We analyze operational and financial data to evaluate our business, allocate our resources, and assess our performance. In addition to total net sales, net loss, and other results under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”), the following information includes key operating metrics and non-GAAP financial measures we use to evaluate our business. We believe these measures are useful for period-to-period comparisons of the Company. We have included these non-GAAP financial measures in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q because they are key measures we use to evaluate our operational performance, produce future strategies for our operations, and make strategic decisions, including those relating to operating expenses and the allocation of our resources. Accordingly, we believe these measures provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results in the same manner as our management and board of directors.

Reconciliation of GAAP net income to Adjusted EBITDA

  For the Three Months Ended  
  June 30, 2023     June 30, 2022  
Reconciliation of GAAP net income to Adjusted EBITDA
Net Income (loss) $ (1,093,033 ) $ 3,253,027
Depreciation and amortization 4,620,087 4,300,123
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (97,144 ) 1,882,725
Interest expense, net 204,201 120,487
Employee stock awards 822,797 1,175,063
Stock grants 50,750 47,844
Other income, net (692,951 ) (193,498 )
Contingent consideration fair value (21,024 ) (1,302 )
Other nonrecurring expenses(1) 2,759,726
Adjusted EBITDA $ 6,553,409 $ 10,584,469
(1 ) Other nonrecurring expenses consist of professional and legal fees that are nonrecurring in nature.

Reconciliation of GAAP net income to Fully Diluted EPS

  For the Three Months Ended  
  30-Jun-23     30-Jun-22  
Reconciliation of GAAP net income to Fully Diluted EPS
Net Income (Loss) $ (1,093,033 ) $ (0.01 ) $ 3,253,027 $ 0.03
Depreciation and amortization 4,620,087 0.04 4,300,123 0.04
Interest expense, net 204,201 120,487
Employee stock awards 822,797 0.01 1,175,063 0.01
Stock grants 50,750 47,844
Contingent consideration fair value (21,024 ) (1,302 )
Nonrecurring expenses 2,759,726 0.03
Tax effect(1) (2,009,764 ) (0.02 ) (1,171,462 ) (0.01 )
Adjusted Net Income $ 5,333,740 $ 0.05 $ 7,723,780 $ 0.07
(1 ) Tax effects are estimated by applying the statutory rate to each applicable Non-GAAP adjustment.
  For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
  2023     2022  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
Basic 117,713,805 116,560,372
Diluted 117,713,805 117,879,639

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