Urban-gro (Nasdaq: UGRO) reported first-quarter financial results with revenue rising to $21.1 million versus $12.0 million in the prior-year period, representing an increase of $9.1 million, or 76%. This beat the Yahoo Finance average analyst estimate for revenue of $19 million.
Urban-gro attributed the growth to an increase in the specification, procurement, and integration of cultivation equipment tied to the growth of new and existing project contracts, as well as $3.4 million of incremental services revenue from acquisitions. Organic revenue growth was 48%, excluding the contribution from the 2WR+ acquisition.
The net loss was $(0.7) million, or $(0.07) per share, in the first quarter of 2022, as compared to a net loss of $(1.6) million, or a net loss per share of $(0.20), in the prior year period, representing an improvement of $0.9 million, or $0.13 per share. However, the earnings did miss the estimate for $(0.05).
Bradley Nattrass, Chairman, and CEO, said, “We are off to a strong start in 2022, reflected by our record first-quarter results, which continues to demonstrate our ability to drive unparalleled value for our clients through our full suite of in-house service offerings. We grew our revenue 75% on a year-over-year basis and continued to deliver positive Adjusted EBITDA while simultaneously making key investments that are geared toward driving long-term growth and enhancing shareholder value.”
As of March 31, 2022, the total backlog was $22 million, comprised of an equipment backlog of $16 million and a services backlog of $6 million. Urban-gro affirmed its 2022 revenue guidance of greater than $110 million and Adjusted EBITDA guidance of greater than $5.0 million, including partial year contribution from the acquisition of Emerald C.M. Inc.
Mr. Nattrass added, “I am very excited about the addition of construction management services to our platform following the Emerald C.M. acquisition. This completes our vision to create a turnkey design-build company with a full suite of capabilities and the requisite depth in indoor CEA expertise to drive value for our clients throughout the project lifecycle. Furthermore, while Emerald C.M. bolsters our project pipeline, our robust set of capabilities creates opportunities for diversification both in terms of revenue streams and industries beyond CEA. urban-gro is a formidable force with a focused strategy to deliver our value-added design, engineering, procurement, and construction management services through offering a bespoke design-build client solutions with a single point of responsibility.”