Best Quarter to Date in Company’s History;
106% Increase in Global Revenues to $14.3 million;
257% Increase in Net Income to $2.4 million
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (August 12, 2021) – Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a leading developer and marketer of protective equipment and ancillary products for many forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports, today announced record financial results for the 2021 second quarter. All financial numbers are in U.S. dollars.
Second Quarter 2021 and Recent Highlights:
- Record second quarter revenues of $14.3 million, up 106%, compared to the 2020 second quarter
- Record second quarter net income of $2.4 million, up 257%, compared to the 2020 second quarter
- Income from operations of $3.1 million, up 246%, compared to the 2020 second quarter
- Cash and cash equivalents increased to $3.7 million, compared to $2.6 million in 2020
- Earnings per share increased to $0.44 up 238%, compared to $0.13 in the 2020 second quarter
CEO Sean Macdonald commented: “We are very pleased with our 2021 second quarter results as we continue to create awareness of Leatt as a global consumer brand to drive demand for our exceptional, award-winning products and reach a wider global audience. The second quarter was yet another ground-breaking and record-setting quarter for Leatt. We achieved strong double-digit growth across all of our ‘Head-to-Toe’ product categories and in every major geographical area in which we sell our products.
“Global revenues for the second quarter more than doubled to $14.3 million, an increase of 106% over the 2020 second quarter. Net income for the second quarter rose to $2.4 million, an increase of 257% over the 2020 second quarter.
“For the first six months of 2021, revenues were $27.2 million, up 88% over the same period last year. Net income for the first six months was $4.5 million, up 331% over the same period last year.
“The numbers for the quarter demonstrate our ability to grow revenues strongly while remaining operationally efficient. The increase in the second quarter of 2021 was driven by a 46% increase in neck brace sales, a 107% increase in body armor sales, a 91% increase in helmet sales, and a 165% increase in sales of other products, parts, and accessories.
“We continued to build steady momentum during the 2021 second quarter, which marked the fourth quarter in a row of record-breaking revenue growth, and the 13th consecutive quarter of year-on-year revenue growth. We believe that our ongoing growth is a testament to the success of our strategy that is focused on building Leatt into a global consumer brand by growing our product categories to anticipate and serve the needs of our riders.”
“Consumer spending on outdoor products continues to increase as people around the world participate widely in outdoor activities that provide some escape from the Covid-19 pandemic, a trend that we expect to continue.”
Founder and Chairman Dr. Christopher Leatt remarked: “Our design and engineering team continues to be energized by the surging consumer demand levels and the recognition our products are receiving from athletes around the world, the media and our business partners. We look forward to presenting our 2022 product line to consumers around the world in the second half of this year.”
Total revenues for the second quarter of 2021 increased to $14.3 million, up 106%, compared to $6.9 million for the second quarter of 2020.
Income from operations for the second quarter of 2021 increased to $3.1 million, up 246%, compared to $908,820 for the second quarter of 2020.
Net income for the second quarter of 2021 was $2.4 million, or $0.44 per basic and $0.39 per diluted share, compared to $674,507, or $0.13 per basic and $0.12 per diluted share.
Leatt continued to meet its working capital needs from cash on hand and internally generated cash flow from operations. At June 30, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $3.7 million, a current ratio of 4.3:1, and there was no long-term debt.
Mr. Macdonald added: “We expect to continue making substantial progress in building the Leatt brand globally as we refine and expand our suite of protective gear to meet the surging demand around the world for our exceptional ‘Head-to-Toe’ offering of protective gear for off-road motorcycle and MTB riders.
“We are working closely with our global supply chain team, particularly in Asia, to streamline and optimize our processes to mitigate rising raw material and logistics costs to maintain a stable and predictable supply of our product pipeline. We continue to differentiate the Leatt brand and build on our ongoing momentum to create long-term shareholder value.”
The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 am ET on Thursday, August 12, 2021, to discuss the 2021 second quarter results.
Participants should dial in to the call ten minutes before the scheduled time, using the following numbers: 1-877-407-9716 (U.S.A) or +1-201-493-6779 (international) to access the call.
There will also be a simultaneous live webcast through the Company’s website, www.leatt-corp.com. Participants should register on the website approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the webcast.
An audio replay of the conference call will be available for seven days and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (U.S.A) or +1-412-317-6671 (international) and using passcode 13722133.
For those unable to attend the call, a recording of the live webcast, will be archived shortly following the event for 30 days on the Company’s website.
About Leatt Corp
Leatt Corporation develops personal protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme motor sports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered the gold standard for neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. It was designed for participants in extreme sports or riding motorcycles, bicycles, mountain bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles. For more information, visit www.leatt.com.
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