PowerBand Solutions (TSXV: PBX) went out on a limb last night and released an outlook for 2022, its first such time releasing guidance a year in advance. The firm also announced that it has reached a key milestone, with more than 1,000 dealers now onboarded to the Drivrz platform.
The company is expecting significant revenue growth in the new year, with PowerBand officially guiding for 2022 revenues to be between $70.0 and $90.0 million, of which DrivrzFinancial will account for 90% on the low side and 80% on the high side. Confidence in the revenue projections come from recent milestones achieved by the company, with over 1,200 dealers now said to be onboarded onto its platform.
Platform growth as of late is said to come from enterprise users, whom the firm expects to be “systematic” in achieving more origination targets per dealer. As a result, the low side of estimates is calling for 7,000 originations in 2022, while the high side is calling for 9,000 originations.
Margins meanwhile are slated to remain between 50% to 60% from DrivrzFinancial, with the two businesses set to come online, DrivrzLane and DrivrzXchange, expected to have even higher gross margins. Both new business units are expected to contribute significantly to financial results in the second half of the year.
Finally, the firm expects adjusted EBITDA margins to be 20% on the low side of guidance, and 25% on the high side. Further, the firm expects to be adjusted EBITDA positive in the first quarter of 2022.
“2022 will be the inflection year for this business as all of the pieces are in place to scale and deliver profitable growth to our shareholders. The three business units are operating in unison under one synergistic business plan. The opportunity in front of us is significant and we look forward to executing on our vision and achieving our objectives,” commented CEO Kelly Jennings on the guidance announcement.
PowerBand Solutions last traded at $0.90 on the TSX Venture.
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