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CompoSecure Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

– Secures Long-Term Contract Renewal for One of Its Largest Customers –

– Reaffirms 2023 Net Sales and Adjusted EBITDA Guidance –

SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CompoSecure, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMPO), a leader in metal payment cards, security, and authentication solutions, today announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

“We continue to demonstrate the performance and consistency of our business as our second quarter results were in-line with our expectations despite continued macroeconomic uncertainties,” said Jon Wilk, President and CEO of CompoSecure. “General sentiment from our customers around the premium payment card market remained positive during the quarter. We are poised to continue to drive growth and cash flow generation for the remainder of the year, delivering new and innovative products to market while executing on our sales and profitability objectives.”

“We are also pleased to announce a five-year contract extension through December 2028 as the exclusive provider of metal cards for one of our largest customers that was set to expire at the end of this year (see filed 8-K). We have now signed long-term renewals with our top two customers.”

“Throughout our 20 year history, our company has been driven by delivering unmatched value and business impact as well as innovation, while establishing long-term partnerships across the market, and I am proud that we continue to demonstrate that unique value proposition.”

Q2 2023 Financial Highlights (vs. Q2 2022)

  • Net Sales: Net Sales increased 1% to $98.5 million compared to $97.2 million, with the increase primarily driven by continued domestic growth in the Company’s metal payment card business, which was up 11%. This was partially offset by lower international sales, which is a more variable market due to customer mix and a smaller sales base. International sales remained in-line with the Company’s targeted revenue mix of approximately 20%.
  • Gross Profit: Gross Profit was $53.9 million or 54.7% of Net Sales, compared to $58.9 million or 60.5%. The decrease was primarily due to higher material costs resulting from inflationary pressures and product mix. Gross margin was in-line with the Company’s previously stated mid-50% target.
  • Net Income/EPS: Net Income was $32.7 million compared to $60.7 million. The decrease was primarily driven by a $25.4 million change in non-cash mark to market adjustments related to the fair value of warrant liabilities, earnout consideration liability and derivative liability. Net Income per share attributable to class A common stockholders was $0.31 (Basic) and $0.29 (Diluted), compared to $0.56 (Basic) and $0.52 (Diluted) in the year-ago period.
  • Adjusted Net Income/Adjusted EPS: Adjusted Net Income (a non-GAAP measure) was $22.9 million compared to $25.3 million in the year-ago period. Adjusted EPS (a non-GAAP measure), which includes both class A and class B shares, was $0.29 (Basic) and $0.25 (Diluted) compared to $0.33 (Basic) and $0.29 (Diluted) in the year-ago period (see reconciliation of non-GAAP measures shown in table below).
  • Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) was $36.9 million compared to $39.7 million, with the decrease primarily driven by lower gross margin.

Recent Operational Highlights

2023 Financial Outlook
The Company is reaffirming its guidance for full year 2023 results, with net sales expected to be in the range of $400-$425 million and adjusted EBITDA in the range of $145-$155 million.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call and live audio webcast today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its financial and operational results, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Dial-in registration link: here
Live webcast registration link: here

If you have any difficulty registering or connecting with the conference call, please contact Elevate IR at (720) 330-2829.

A live webcast and replay of the conference call will be available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at

About CompoSecure
Founded in 2000, CompoSecure (Nasdaq: CMPO) is a technology partner to market leaders, fintechs and consumers enabling trust for millions of people around the globe. The company combines elegance, simplicity and security to deliver exceptional experiences and peace of mind in the physical and digital world. CompoSecure’s innovative payment card technology and metal cards with Arculus security and authentication capabilities deliver unique, premium branded experiences, enable people to access and use their financial and digital assets, and ensure trust at the point of a transaction. For more information, please visit and

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management. Although the Company believes that its plans, intentions, and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company cannot assure you that it will achieve or realize these plans, intentions, or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Generally, statements that are not historical facts, including statements concerning the Company’s possible or assumed future actions, business strategies, events, or results of operations, are forward-looking statements. In some instances, these statements may be preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “plans,” “scheduled,” “anticipates” or “intends” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. You should not put undue reliance on these statements which speak only as of the date hereof. You should understand that the following important factors, among others, could affect the Company’s future results and could cause those results or other outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the Company’s forward-looking statements: the ability of the Company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers, compete within its industry and retain its key employees; the possibility that the Company may be adversely impacted by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company or others; future exchange and interest rates; and other risks and uncertainties, including those under “Risk Factors” in filings that have been made or will be made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligations to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) and that may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The Company believes EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS are useful to investors in evaluating the Company’s financial performance. The Company uses these measures internally to establish forecasts, budgets and operational goals to manage and monitor its business, as well as evaluate its underlying historical performance and to measure incentive compensation, as we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures depict the true performance of the business by encompassing only relevant and controllable events, enabling the Company to evaluate and plan more effectively for the future. Due to the forward-looking nature of the financial guidance included above, specific quantification of the charges excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures included in such financial guidance, including with respect to depreciation, amortization, interest, and taxes, that would be required to reconcile the non GAAP financial measures included in such financial guidance to GAAP measures are not available, so it is not feasible to provide accurate forecasted non-GAAP reconciliations without unreasonable effort. Consequently, no disclosure of estimated comparable GAAP measures is included, and no reconciliation of the forward looking non-GAAP financial measures is included. In addition, the Company’s debt agreements contain covenants that use a variation of these measures for purposes of determining debt covenant compliance. The Company believes that investors should have access to the same set of tools that its management uses in analyzing operating results. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS should not be considered as measures of financial performance under U.S. GAAP, and the items excluded from EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS are significant components in understanding and assessing the Company’s financial performance. Accordingly, these key business metrics have limitations as an analytical tool. They should not be considered as an alternative to net income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of the Company’s liquidity and may be different from similarly titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Please refer to the tables below for the reconciliation of GAAP measures to these non-GAAP measures for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Corporate Contact
Anthony Piniella
Head of Communications, CompoSecure
(908) 898-8887

Investor Relations Contact
Sean Mansouri, CFA
Elevate IR
(720) 330-2829


CompoSecure, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
 (in thousands)
 June 30, 2023 December 31, 2022
Cash and cash equivalents$22,614  $13,642 
Accounts Receivable, net 36,534   37,272 
Inventories, net 48,889   42,374 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,096   3,824 
Property and equipment, net 24,182   22,655 
Right of use assets operating, net 8,427   8,932 
Deferred tax asset 27,968   25,569 
Derivative asset - interest rate swap 8,329   8,651 
Deposits and other assets 24   24 
TOTAL ASSETS$181,063  $162,943 
Current portion of long-term debt$18,750  $14,372 
Current portion of lease liabilities 1,892   1,846 
Current portion of tax receivable agreement liability 1,668   2,367 
Accounts payable 6,635   7,127 
Accrued expenses 10,766   10,154 
Commission payable 5,361   3,317 
Bonus payable 5,779   8,177 
Long-term debt, net of deferred finance costs 207,343   216,276 
Convertible notes, net of debt discount 127,586   127,348 
Derivative liability - convertible notes 798   285 
Warrant liability 24,309   16,341 
Earnout consideration liability 10,869   15,090 
Lease liabilities 7,257   7,766 
Tax receivable agreement liability 23,952   24,475 
Total stockholders' (deficit) (271,902)  (291,998)


CompoSecure, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023   2022   2023   2022 
Net sales$98,527  $97,199  $193,843  $181,382 
Operating expenses:       
Cost of sales 44,590   38,347   86,552   73,771 
Selling, General and administrative 23,588   24,433   47,532   43,209 
Total operating expenses 68,178   62,780   134,084   116,980 
Income from operations 30,349   34,419   59,759   64,402 
Total other income (expense), net 3,331   29,041   (16,605)  26,509 
Income before income taxes 33,680   63,460   43,154   90,911 
Income tax (expense) benefit (970)  (2,802)  293   (3,345)
Net income 32,710   60,658   43,447   87,566 
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests 26,973   52,184   35,347   75,628 
Net income attributable to CompoSecure, Inc$5,737  $8,474  $8,100  $11,938 
Net income per share attributable to Class A common stockholders -basic$0.31  $0.56  $0.45  $0.80 
Net income per share attributable to Class A common stockholders - diluted$0.29  $0.52  $0.41  $0.75 
Weighted average shared used to compute net income per share attributable to Class A common stockholders - basic (in thousands) 18,537   15,052   18,087   14,993 
Weighted average shared used to compute net income per share attributable to Class A common stockholders - diluted (in thousands) 35,528   32,363   35,155   32,341 


CompoSecure, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
 Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023   2022 
Net income$43,447  $87,566 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities  
Depreciation 4,171   4,567 
Stock-based compensation expense 8,415   4,020 
Amortization of deferred finance costs 700   1,252 
Change in fair value of earnout consideration liability (4,221)  (19,041)
Revaluation of warrant liability 7,968   (18,041)
Change in fair value of derivative liability 513   61 
Deferred tax (benefit) expense (1,770)  3,094 
Changes in assets and liabilities   
Accounts receivable 738   (17,282)
Inventories (6,515)  (2,938)
Prepaid expenses and other assets (272)  (1,144)
Accounts payable (492)  (201)
Accrued expenses 612   10,262 
Other liabilities (313)  (784)
Net cash provided by operating activities 52,981   51,391 
Acquisition of property and equipment (5,697)  (3,504)
Net cash used in investing activities (5,697)  (3,504)
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan and exercise of equity awards 389   - 
Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards (2,483)  - 
Proceeds from line of credit -   10,000 
Payment of Tax receivable agreement liability (2,193)  - 
Payment of term loan (5,017)  (16,878)
Distributions (29,008)  (25,729)
Payment of issuance cost related to business combination -   (23,833)
Net cash used in financing activities (38,312)  (56,440)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 8,972   (8,553)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 13,642   21,944 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$22,614  $13,391 
Supplementary disclosure of cash flow information   
Cash paid for interest expense$13,626  $9,638 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activity:   
Derivative asset - interest rate swap$8,329  $5,590 


CompoSecure, Inc.
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
(in thousands)
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
Net income $32,710  $60,658  $43,447  $87,566 
Add (less):        
Depreciation  2,131   2,217   4,171   4,567 
Interest expense, net (1)  5,849   5,547   12,345   10,513 
Income tax expense (benefit)  970   2,802   (293)  3,345 
EBITDA $41,660  $71,224  $59,670  $105,991 
Stock-based compensation  4,393   3,014   8,415   4,020 
Mark to market adjustments (2)  (9,180)  (34,586)  4,260   (37,021)
Adjusted EBITDA $36,873  $39,652  $72,345  $72,990 
(1) Includes amortization of deferred financing cost for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively.
(2) Includes the changes in fair value of warrant liability, derivative liabilities and earnout consideration liability for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 and June 30, 2022.


CompoSecure, Inc.
Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS Reconciliation
(in thousands)
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
   2023   2022   2023   2022 
  (in thousands) except per share amounts
Basic and Diluted:        
Net income $32,710  $60,658  $43,447  $87,566 
Add (less): provision (benefit) for income taxes  970   2,802   (293)  3,345 
Income before Income taxes  33,680   63,460   43,154   90,911 
Income tax expense (1)  (6,190)  (6,745)  (11,771)  (12,166)
Adjusted net income before adjustments  27,490   56,715   31,383   78,745 
(Less) add: mark-to-market adjustments (2)  (8,985)  (34,399)  3,747   (37,082)
Add: stock-based compensation  4,393   3,014   8,415   4,020 
Adjusted net income $22,898  $25,330  $43,545  $45,683 
Common shares outstanding used in computing earnings per share, basic:        
Class A and Class B common shares (3)  78,496   76,039   78,046   76,105 
Common shares outstanding used in computing earnings per share, diluted:        
Warrants (Public and Private) (4)  8,094   8,094   8,094   8,094 
Equity awards  3,991   4,312   4,068   4,349 
Total Shares outstanding used in computing adjusted earnings per share - diluted  90,581   88,445   90,208   88,548 
Adjusted net income per share- basic $0.29  $0.33  $0.56  $0.60 
Adjusted net income per share- diluted $0.25  $0.29  $0.48  $0.52 
1) Calculated using the Company's blended tax rate.      
2) Includes the changes in fair value of warrant liability and earnout consideration liability.   
3) Assumes both Class A shares and Class B shares participate in earnings and are outstanding at the end of the period.
4) Assumes treasury stock method, valuation at assumed fair market value of $18.00.    
5) The Company did not include the effect of Exchangeable Notes to its total shares outstanding used in diluted adjusted net income per share.

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