Drone Aviation, a developer of specialized, tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms serving national defence and homeland security customers in the US, has announced record financial results.
For the third quarter ended September 30, revenue growth and profitability was driven by deliveries of WASP Lite systems to the U.S. Army as well as additional deliveries of its WASP tactical aerostat system and related integrated services in support of the United States Border Patrol (USBP); U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Commenting, Dan Erdberg, CEO and president of Drone Aviation, said: “Improved sequential operating results including significantly increased profitability in the third quarter of 2019 reflects delivery of new systems to tier one customers including the U.S. Army and additional deliveries to our prime contractor partner in support of the USBP.”
Adding: “Through expanded deliveries to the southern border and in collaboration with our Army customers who are deploying WASP Lite systems, we are generating valuable operational experience that we intend to leverage as we expand our operational footprint into 2020.”
Gross revenue in the third quarter of 2019 grew to a record of $2,740,337, compared to gross revenue of $84,815 reported for the third quarter of 2018.
Quarterly revenues consisted of aerostat systems deliveries to customers as well as increased integrated services revenue related to field services support of the USBP.
For the nine months ended September 2019, gross revenues were $4,120,834 compared to $995,838 gross revenues reported for the nine months ended September 2018.
Income from operations for the quarter increased to $602,901 compared to a loss from operations of $1,094,038 for the same period in 2018.
The company said the increase was primarily due to an increase in gross profit and a decrease in general and administrative expenses.
Net income for the third quarter of 2019 was $574,296 compared to a net loss of $(1,189,866) in the third quarter of 2018.