Stran & Company, Inc. (“Stran” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: STRN) (NASDAQ: STRNW), a leading outsourced marketing solutions provider that leverages its promotional products and loyalty incentive expertise, today provided a business update and reported financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2022.
“We continued to achieve steady growth in sales for the third quarter of 2022, as evidenced by our revenue of $13.6 million, a 24% increase compared to the same period last year. Notably, our revenue increased 50% year-over-year for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022 when compared to the same period in 2021,” commented Andy Shape, President and CEO of Stran. “We have effectively implemented a growth strategy that we believe is allowing us to reach new records, operationally, financially, and geographically. We are executing on our strategy and have fully integrated Trend Brand Solutions, which we acquired in August 2022, thereby broadening our geographic reach across the United States. Specifically, Trend brings an established footprint in Houston, Texas which is home to two dozen Fortune 500 companies, and we believe provides opportunities to further penetrate the Southern U.S. market. The acquisitions we have completed to date are synergistic with Stran and allow us to enhance already successful businesses by leveraging our growing sales force, first-in-class technology solutions and expanding geographic presence. In addition to our continued organic growth, M&A continues to be a fundamental pillar of our strategy to accelerate growth, further establish our leadership position within this highly fragmented industry, and benefit from economies of scale.”
Mr. Shape continued, “Additionally, we are continuing to secure significant, multi-year contracts with high-profile customers. This includes our contract with a leading North American infrastructure service company announced during the quarter. This contract is projected to generate over one million in revenue annually and came as a referral from an existing customer, which we believe further validates the quality of our products and services as well as our value proposition for our customers. Moreover, we are witnessing significant traction with our newly implemented sales and marketing initiative, which has already resulted in meaningful discussions with potential customers, validating the vast untapped opportunities within the industry that we intend to capitalize on. Overall, we have maintained a strong balance sheet with $22 million of cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments as of September 30, 2022, and no long-term debt. We believe we are well-positioned to execute on our business growth strategy and firmly position Stran at the forefront of the industry.”
Revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $13.6 million compared to $10.9 million for the same period in 2021. The increase was primarily due to higher spending from existing clients as well as business from new customers. Additionally, the Company benefited from the acquisition of the G.A.P. Promotions assets in January 2022 and the Trend Brand Solutions assets in August 2022.
Gross profit increased to $4.2 million, or 31.3% of revenue, for the three months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $3.7 million, or 34.0% of revenue, for the same period last year. The increase in gross profit was due to increased sales, partially offset by an increase in purchasing costs.
Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was approximately $0.7 million, compared to net earnings of approximately $0.7 million for the same period last year. This decrease was primarily due to lead generation initiatives, integration expenses related to the acquisition of the G.A.P. Promotions and Trend Brand Solutions assets, ongoing expenses related to being a public company and higher cost of purchases. These factors were partially offset by the increase in sales from the G.A.P. Promotions and Trend Brand Solution assets and the increase from recurring organic sales.
Stran will host a conference call at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time on Monday, November 14, 2022, to discuss the company’s financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022, as well as the company’s corporate progress and other developments.
The conference call will be available via telephone by dialing toll-free 888-506-0062 for U.S. callers or +1 973-528-0011 for international callers and using entry code: 153630. A webcast of the call may be accessed at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2855/47093 or on the company’s Investors section of the website: ir.stran.com.
A webcast replay will be available on the company’s Investors section of the website (ir.stran.com) through November 14, 2023. A telephone replay of the call will be available approximately one hour following the call, through November 28, 2022, and can be accessed by dialing 877-481-4010 for U.S. callers or +1 919-882-2331 for international callers and entering conference ID: 47093.
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