Business Highlights:

  • July 1, 2022 delivered seven satellites for the Department of Defense Space Test Program (STP) – fourth consecutive successful launch
  • Strong Q3 revenue – $30.9 million
  • Signed multi-year launch contract with Spire Global
  • Signed international spaceport agreements with Australia, Luxembourg, and South Korea
  • LauncherOne system on-site at Spaceport Cornwall for upcoming UK launch
  • $25 million investment from Virgin Investments, a part of the Virgin Group

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virgin Orbit (Nasdaq: VORB) (“Virgin Orbit” or the “Company”), today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Virgin Orbit’s Chief Executive Officer, Dan Hart, commented, “We have had a very productive quarter – reporting strong revenues as well as signing several key international partnerships and commercial deals. We continue to scale production in our Long Beach manufacturing facility as we prepare to meet higher launch rates.

Our recent “Straight Up” mission built on our track record of 100% mission success in our first eighteen months of operations, bringing our total to thirty-three satellites precisely delivered into their target orbits.”

Mr. Hart continued, “Having deployed the LauncherOne system to Cornwall, we have demonstrated the mobility and flexibility of our launch platform. Our world class team continues to drive efficiency, and productivity gains while we scale the business.”

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue of $30.9 million, compared to $0.0 million in third quarter 2021.
  • Net loss of $43.6 million, compared to a net loss of $38.6 million in third quarter 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of ($42.9 million), compared to ($32.8 million) in the same prior year period.
  • Net cash used from operations of $45.7 million, compared to $34.5 million used in the same prior year period, as the Company continues to invest in the business.
  • Capital expenditures of $6.9 million, compared to $5.0 million in the same prior year period.
  • Free cash flow of ($52.5 million), compared to ($39.5 million) in the same prior year period.
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $71.2 million as of September 30, 2022.
  • Binding backlog agreements was approximately $143.1 million.

2023 Priorities:

  • More than double 2022 launch rate
  • Increase revenue per launch through our proven value proposition – offering premium mission unique solutions
  • Continue to ramp, scale and drive production efficiency gains
  • Expand backlog in launch, international spaceports, and key defense applications such as responsive launch, missile defense targets, and hypersonics

Conference Call Information:

The Company will conduct a conference call starting at 4:30 pm ET on Monday, November 7, 2022 to review the results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 and provide a business update.

A live webcast and replay will be available at https://investors.virginorbit.com/news-events/ir-calendar.

ABOUT VIRGIN ORBIT

Virgin Orbit operates one of the most flexible and responsive space launch systems ever built. Founded by Sir Richard Branson in 2017, the company began commercial service in 2021, and has already delivered commercial, civil, national security, and international satellites into orbit. Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rockets are designed and manufactured in Long Beach, California, and are air-launched from a modified 747- 400 carrier aircraft that allows Virgin Orbit to operate from locations all over the world in order to best serve each customer’s needs.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the Company’s expectations for certain operational and financial results for the year ending December 31, 2022, expectations as to the rate and timing and success of future launches, expectations as to the anticipated benefits of the Company’s air launch capabilities, and anticipated growth. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to the Company’s ability to access adequate sources of capital and continue as a going concern; its ability to grow market share in the developing space economy; its ability to convert backlog and potential revenue into revenue; its expected timing for and success of future missions; market acceptance of its current and planned products and services and ability to achieve sufficient production volumes and anticipated mission timing, as well as the factors, risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as well as in the Company’s subsequent filings with the SEC, including but not limited to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022, accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investor Information section of the Company’s website at www.virginorbit.com. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Virgin Orbit assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Virgin Orbit gives no assurance that it will achieve its expectations.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

VIRGIN ORBIT HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(In thousands, except for per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

30,907

 

 

$

2

 

 

$

33,023

 

 

$

7,230

 

Cost of revenue

 

40,396

 

 

 

8,697

 

 

 

61,264

 

 

 

25,370

 

Gross loss

 

(9,489

)

 

 

(8,695

)

 

 

(28,241

)

 

 

(18,140

)

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

30,745

 

 

 

27,163

 

 

 

91,016

 

 

 

67,126

 

Research and development expenses

 

10,263

 

 

 

9,035

 

 

 

30,201

 

 

 

38,482

 

Operating loss

 

(50,497

)

 

 

(44,893

)

 

 

(149,458

)

 

 

(123,748

)

Other income, net:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of equity investments

 

(340

)

 

 

4,852

 

 

 

(9,160

)

 

 

4,852

 

Change in fair value of liability classified warrants

 

4,182

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,862

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of convertible note

 

3,153

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,153

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

(508

)

 

 

(6

)

 

 

(588

)

 

 

(19

)

Other income

 

367

 

 

 

1,457

 

 

 

690

 

 

 

3,352

 

Total other income, net:

 

6,854

 

 

 

6,303

 

 

 

9,957

 

 

 

8,185

 

Loss before income taxes

 

(43,643

)

 

 

(38,590

)

 

 

(139,501

)

 

 

(115,563

)

Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

(43,643

)

 

 

(38,590

)

 

 

(139,505

)

 

 

(115,563

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

(31

)

 

 

(82

)

 

 

(120

)

 

 

(102

)

Total comprehensive loss

$

(43,674

)

 

$

(38,672

)

 

$

(139,625

)

 

$

(115,665

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

$

(0.13

)

 

$

(0.13

)

 

$

(0.42

)

 

$

(0.41

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

335,416,139

 

 

 

294,124,548

 

 

 

335,101,146

 

 

 

283,496,703

 

VIRGIN ORBIT HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

As of

 

September 30,
2022

 

December 31,
2021

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

71,194

 

 

$

194,154

 

Restricted cash

 

 

 

 

828

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

1,977

 

 

 

2,080

 

Inventory

 

69,229

 

 

 

33,927

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

12,708

 

 

 

7,789

 

Total current assets

 

155,108

 

 

 

238,778

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

69,840

 

 

 

61,425

 

Right-of-use assets

 

13,312

 

 

 

14,685

 

Investments

 

4,338

 

 

 

13,498

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

380

 

 

 

3,354

 

Total assets

$

242,978

 

 

$

331,740

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

19,728

 

 

$

10,334

 

Current portion of lease obligation

 

1,455

 

 

 

1,642

 

Current portion of provision for contract losses

 

8,054

 

 

 

 

Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities

 

25,094

 

 

 

23,832

 

Deferred revenue

 

17,927

 

 

 

12,150

 

Total current liabilities

 

72,258

 

 

 

47,958

 

Lease obligation, net of current portion

 

12,800

 

 

 

14,078

 

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

 

9,165

 

 

 

28,991

 

Convertible note

 

44,147

 

 

 

 

Public and private placement warrant liabilities

 

4,326

 

 

 

20,188

 

Provision for contract losses, net of current portion and other long-term liabilities

 

10,795

 

 

 

7,555

 

Total liabilities

 

153,491

 

 

 

118,770

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 17)

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 2,000,000,000 shares authorized; 336,145,621 and 334,919,914 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

 

36

 

 

 

34

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,049,533

 

 

 

1,033,393

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(959,959

)

 

 

(820,454

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(123

)

 

 

(3

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

89,487

 

 

 

212,970

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

242,978

 

 

$

331,740

 

VIRGIN ORBIT HOLDINGS, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 and 2021

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(139,505

)

 

$

(115,563

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

11,954

 

 

 

8,308

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

9,646

 

 

 

10,783

 

Inventory write-down

 

298

 

 

 

1,569

 

Gain on sale of fixed asset disposal

 

(90

)

 

 

 

Write-off of right-of-use assets

 

70

 

 

 

 

Non-cash investment in Sky and Space

 

 

 

 

(1,706

)

Change in fair value of equity investments

 

9,160

 

 

 

(4,852

)

Change in fair value of liability classified warrants

 

(15,862

)

 

 

 

Change in fair value of convertible note

 

(3,153

)

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

103

 

 

 

2,035

 

Inventory

 

(24,305

)

 

 

(24,345

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(4,888

)

 

 

(5,267

)

Deferred transaction costs

 

 

 

 

(230

)

Other noncurrent assets

 

2,977

 

 

 

78

 

Due to related party, net

 

(74

)

 

 

(83

)

Accounts payable

 

9,391

 

 

 

5,127

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

(966

)

 

 

(727

)

Accrued liabilities

 

1,335

 

 

 

1,608

 

Deferred revenue

 

(14,049

)

 

 

11,681

 

Other, net

 

(33

)

 

 

(110

)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(157,991

)

 

 

(111,694

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

(17,115

)

 

 

(16,791

)

Purchase of investment in Arqit

 

 

 

 

(5,000

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

90

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(17,025

)

 

 

(21,791

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Payments of finance lease obligations

 

(227

)

 

 

(187

)

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

 

1,455

 

 

 

1,733

 

Advances to stock option holders

 

 

 

 

18

 

Parent Company contributions

 

 

 

 

137,141

 

Proceeds from convertible note

 

50,000

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

51,228

 

 

 

138,705

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(123,788

)

 

 

5,220

 

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period

 

194,982

 

 

 

26,786

 

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period

$

71,194

 

 

$

32,006

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

71,194

 

 

$

31,178

 

Restricted cash

 

 

 

 

828

 

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

71,194

 

 

$

32,006

 

Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)

Reconciliation of Adjusted (Non-GAAP) Results

This press release references Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow, financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and certain other items the Company believes are not indicative of its core operating performance. The Company defines free cash flow as net cash used in operating activities less capital expenditures. Non-GAAP financial measures are not a substitute for or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP.

The Company believes that presenting Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow provides useful supplemental information to investors about the Company in understanding and evaluating its operating results, enhancing the overall understanding of its past performance and future prospects, and allowing for greater transparency with respect to key financial metrics used by its management in financial and operational-decision making. However, there are a number of limitations related to the use of Adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow or any other non-GAAP measures and their nearest GAAP equivalents. For example, other companies may calculate non-GAAP measures differently, or may use other measures to calculate their financial performance, and therefore any non-GAAP measures the Company uses may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

A reconciliation of the Company’s free cash flow guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure cannot be provided without unreasonable efforts and is not provided herein because of the inherent difficulty in forecasting

and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliations.

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

(In thousands)

Net Loss

$

(43,643

)

 

$

(38,590

)

 

$

(139,505

)

 

$

(115,563

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation

$

5,508

 

 

$

5,560

 

 

 

11,954

 

 

 

8,308

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

3,079

 

 

 

3,547

 

 

 

9,646

 

 

 

10,783

 

Inventory write-down

 

(1,283

)

 

 

1,569

 

 

 

298

 

 

 

1,569

 

Write-off of ROU assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale of fixed asset disposal

 

(90

)

 

 

 

 

 

(90

)

 

 

 

Non-cash investment in Sky and Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,706

)

Change in fair value of equity investments

 

340

 

 

 

(4,852

)

 

 

9,160

 

 

 

(4,852

)

Change in fair value of liability classified warrants

 

(4,182

)

 

 

 

 

 

(15,862

)

 

 

 

Change in fair value of convertible note

 

(3,153

)

 

 

 

 

 

(3,153

)

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

508

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

588

 

 

 

19

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(42,916

)

 

$

(32,760

)

 

$

(126,890

)

 

$

(101,442

)

Free Cash Flow Reconciliation

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

(In thousands)

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(45,676

)

 

$

(34,451

)

 

$

(157,991

)

 

$

(111,694

)

Capital expenditures

 

(6,858

)

 

 

(5,042

)

 

 

(17,115

)

 

 

(16,791

)

Free cash flow

$

(52,534

)

 

$

(39,493

)

 

$

(175,106

)

 

$

(128,485

)

 

Contacts

Media, Virgin Orbit:
Alison Patch, Senior Director of Communications

Alison.patch@virginorbit.com
949-616-2504

Investor Relations, Virgin Orbit:

Stephen Zhang, Vice President of Investor Relations

Stephen.Zhang@virginorbit.com
562-384-4400

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