FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMPX) (“LMP” or the “Company”), an e-commerce and facilities-based automotive retailer in the United States, today provided a corporate update and announced a delay of its first quarter 2022 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2022.
Delay of its First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
As LMP continues its evaluation of (i) the proper identification and elimination of intercompany transactions, (ii) estimates of chargeback reserves for finance and insurance products and (iii) various financial presentation matters related to the Company’s business, in each case, in the context of its ongoing preparation of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, LMP will be unable to timely report its financial results for the first quarter of 2022.
There is a significant change in our results of operations in the first fiscal quarter of 2022 when compared to the results from the corresponding period in the prior year, primarily as a result of acquisitions that closed during the course of calendar year 2021. During the first ten months of 2021, the Company acquired a majority interest in 15 new vehicle franchises, comprising 8 new dealership locations. The Company also acquired a majority interest in LTO Holdings, LLC, a Connecticut based automotive leasing company with an associated collision center that was subsequently disposed during the fourth quarter. These acquisitions transformed the Company, enabling it to offer a wide array of products and services fulfilling the entire vehicle ownership lifecycle, including new and used vehicles, finance and insurance products and automotive repair and maintenance.
The following is an approximation of these changes:
Revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 increased approximately $116 million when compared to the same period a year ago; and
Gross Profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 increased approximately $23 million when compared to the same period a year ago
The following are preliminary estimates of our performance for the quarter ending March 31, 2022:
Revenue to be approximately $149 million
Overall Gross Profit to be approximately $29 million
Cash at approximately $30 million
Year to Date 2022 Financial Update
Year to date, we are witnessing robust gross profits and revenue growth month-over-month. Revenue in the month of March was at its highest levels as compared to monthly revenue in the trailing 9 months and April revenue and gross profits are the highest in the Company’s history
Cash at the end of April 2022 was approximately $34.6 million, our highest on record
Sam Tawfik, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "With our current cash position which continues to build as we generate profits and modest leverage, we are committed to responsibly managing our business and prudently creating value for our shareholders. We continue to seek strategic options to maximize shareholder value."
LMP intends to both release its financial results for 2021 and file its Annual Report on Form 10-K and release its financial results for the first quarter of 2022 and file its Periodic Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2022 as soon as reasonably practicable.
The Company will hold a conference call to discuss these financial results when it ascertains a definitive filing date.
ABOUT LMP AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS, INC.
LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMPX) is a growth company with a long-term plan to profitably consolidate and partner with automotive dealership groups in the United States. We offer a wide array of products and services fulfilling the entire vehicle ownership lifecycle, including new and used vehicles, finance and insurance products and automotive repair and maintenance.
Our proprietary e-commerce technology and strategy are designed to disrupt the industry by leveraging our experienced teams, growing selection of owned inventories and physical logistics network. We seek to provide customers with a seamless experience both online and in person. Our physical logistics network enables us to provide convenient free delivery points for customers and provide services throughout the entire ownership life cycle. We use digital technologies to lower our customer acquisition costs, achieve operational efficiencies and generate additional revenues. Our unique growth model generates significant cash flows, which funds our innovation and expansion into new geographical markets, along with strategically building out dealership networks, creating personal transportation solutions that consumers desire.
LMP Automotive Holdings, Inc.
500 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1900
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
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