Kontrol Energy Announces Record Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results
Q4 Revenue Growth of 100% Year over Year
TORONTO, ON / April 30, 2019 / Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR, OTCQB: KNRLF, FSE:1K8) ("Kontrol" or 'Company') a leader in the energy efficiency sector through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology announces its fiscal 2018 financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018.
A complete set of Financial Statements and Management's Discussion & Analysis will be filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) on April 30th at 4:30pm (EST). A conference call to discuss the 2018 financial results has been scheduled for April 30th at 4:30pm (EST).
Revenue for the year ending December 31, 2018 was $10.7 million, up 56% over the prior year
Revenue for fourth quarter was $4.1 million, up 100% over the comparable quarter of the prior year
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'2018 was an important year of growth for Kontrol. In addition to delivering strong year over year revenue growth, we achieved record revenues in our Q4 2018 of $4.1 million and positive adjusted EBITDA," said Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Energy. "We exit 2018 with a revenue run rate of $16 million annualized. With our continued organic growth and next acquisition target announced we look forward to a robust fiscal 2019."
Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $10,727,301, an increase of $3.8 million or 56% over the comparative year. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $4,095,070, up 100% over the comparable quarter of the prior year. The growth in revenue is from a combination of accretive acquisitions and organic growth.
Gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $6,419,819 an increase of $1.8 million over the comparative year. Gross profit for the quarter was $1,960,103 compared to $1,355,107 for the fourth quarter of the prior year.
Gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2018 and fourth quarter was 60% and 48% respectively which is a decline from the mid 60% range for the comparable periods. This was expected by management and simply reflects the adjusted mix of revenue and cost of sales under a growing organization with changing product and service offerings. The fourth quarter gross margin is a more accurate representation of future periods. However, the gross margin will continue to change as new acquisitions are completed. On a dollar basis, the 2018 gross profit reflects strong contributions from newly acquired businesses.
Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2018 was negative $(167,572) compared to
$30,404 for the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $200,685 compared to negative $(43,737) for the fourth quarter of the prior year.
The improvement in earnings in the fourth quarter reflects new business activities coming online from the completed 2018 acquisitions along with organic growth.
* Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IRFS financial measure. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income or loss before interest, income taxes, amortization and depreciation, share based compensation, and acquisition related expenses
About Kontrol Energy
Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR) (OTCQB: KNRLF) (FSE: 1K8) is a leader in the energy efficiency sector through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology. With a disciplined mergers and acquisition strategy, combined with organic growth, Kontrol Energy Corp. provides market-based energy solutions to our customers designed to reduce their overall cost of energy while providing a corresponding reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Kontrol Energy was recently announced as the 7th fastest growing Startup in Canada by Canadian Business and Maclean's.
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