Release – One Stop Systems Reports Q1 2024 Results

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ESCONDIDO, Calif., May 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One Stop Systems, Inc. (“OSS” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: OSS), a leader in rugged Enterprise Class compute for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and sensor processing at the edge, reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. All quarterly comparisons are to the same year-ago period unless otherwise noted.

“Over the past year, we have focused on transitioning our business away from legacy media and niche enterprise customers to pursue emerging opportunities within large and growing defense and commercial markets,” stated OSS President and CEO, Mike Knowles. “While we expect the transition to take a couple more quarters to complete, I am encouraged by our performance during the 2024 first quarter, as consolidated revenue, bookings, gross margin, and EBITDA met or exceeded our plan. This is a testament to the focus we have employed and the investments we have made over the past year within our sales and product teams, and the diverse sales pipeline we are building. I want to thank everyone at OSS for their continued hard work during the quarter.”

“As we look to the remainder of 2024, we are excited by the long-term strategies we are pursuing to scale our business and drive profitable growth. Our OSS segment ended the first quarter with a book-to-bill ratio of 1.1 and we anticipate positive order trends will continue throughout the remainder of the year as our growing pipeline successfully converts to orders. In addition, we continue to focus on improving working capital efficiencies. Our efforts in the quarter generated $2.0 million of operating cash flow, increasing net cash and short-term investments by over $1 million from December 31, 2023. While certain market challenges in the short term may impact our second quarter results, we are focused on successfully returning to year-over-year revenue growth in the second half of 2024 and positive consolidated EBITDA in the coming quarters,” concluded Mr. Knowles.

First Quarter Operating and Customer Momentum

  • Won a pilot project to provide a liquid immersion-cooled data storage system for use on a deployable ground station. The project has begun, and is expected to lead to follow-on production orders in the coming quarters.
  • Received an order from an existing customer to design and manufacture a new ruggedized Liquid Cooling System for cooling self-driving technology in a commercial autonomous truck deployment. The initial order was valued at $300,000 for prototypes, and OSS expects to begin shipments later this year, with an additional order to follow this year.
  • Started shipping its latest Gen 5 4U Pro Accelerator System to a large composable infrastructure provider and expects shipments of this compute accelerator to total between $4 million and $6 million over the next three years.
  • Craig Powell, a proven sales executive bringing over 20 years of experience within international defense and C5ISR market verticals, joined the Company as Business Development Executive.

2024 First Quarter Financial Summary

Consolidated revenue was $12.7 million, a 24.6% decline from the prior year period. The year-over-year reduction in revenue was primarily a result of quarterly order fluctuations from a large defense customer and approximately $1.5 million related to a former media customer. Lower first-quarter revenue was partially offset by approximately $1.9 million in incremental revenue to an existing aerospace customer, and $0.6 million in additional revenue to an existing autonomous truck customer. Bressner segment revenue was $7.1 million, a 12.7% decline from the prior year period, primarily due to the expected discontinuance of and delays in certain programs.

The following table sets forth net revenue by product category for the three months ended March 31, 2024, and March 31, 2023, by segment:

Gross margin percentage was 29.4%, as compared to 30.2% in the same year-ago quarter. OSS segment gross margin was 34.2%, a reduction of 2.1 percentage points from the same period a year ago, primarily due to a less profitable mix of revenue. Bressner gross margin improved 1.9 percentage points to 25.7%, primarily due to a more favorable mix of revenue.

Total operating expenses decreased 5.4% to $5.0 million. This decrease was predominantly attributable to the elimination of costs associated with organizational restructuring and outside professional services, as well as reduced R&D expenses, partially offset by higher marketing and selling expenses during the quarter.

OSS reported a net loss of $1.3 million, or $0.06 per share, as compared to a net loss of $401,000, or $0.02 per share in the prior year. The Company reported a non-GAAP net loss of $931,000, or $0.04 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $90,000, or $0.00 per diluted share.

Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP metric, was a loss of $456,000, a decrease from adjusted EBITDA of $633,000 in the prior year first quarter.

As of March 31, 2024, OSS reported cash and short-term investments of $12.9 million, and total working capital of $34.3 million, compared to cash and short-term investments of $11.8 million, and total working capital of $35.6 million at December 31, 2023.


The Company anticipates revenue of approximately $13.0 million in the second quarter of 2024. The Company’s revenue guidance for the second quarter of 2024 includes expected program delays from certain defense customers as a result of the prolonged U.S. government budgeting process and continuing resolution for fiscal year 2024, and softer European customer demand over the near-term.

While the Company expects revenue in the second quarter will be down on a year-over-year basis, management anticipates sequential revenue growth throughout the year. This will be supported by a continued positive book-to-bill ratio, as OSS executes on converting its growing opportunity pipeline. In addition, European demand is expected to improve in the second half of 2024, and higher bookings in the Company’s core OSS business is expected to support year-over-year revenue growth and positive consolidated EBITDA in the coming quarters.

Conference Call

OSS will hold a conference call to discuss its results for the first quarter of 2024 followed by a question-and-answer period.

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT)
Toll-free dial-in: 800-901-2707
International dial-in: 785-424-1629
Conference ID: ONESTOP (required for entry)

A replay of the call will be available after 8:00 p.m. ET on May 9, 2024, through May 23, 2024.

Toll-free replay: 844-512-2921
International replay: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 11155784

About One Stop Systems

One Stop Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSS) is a leader in AI enabled solutions for the demanding ‘edge’. OSS designs and manufactures Enterprise Class compute and storage products that enable rugged AI, sensor fusion and autonomous capabilities without compromise. These hardware and software platforms bring the latest data center performance to harsh and challenging applications, whether they are on land, sea or in the air.

OSS products include ruggedized servers, compute accelerators, flash storage arrays, and storage acceleration software. These specialized compact products are used across multiple industries and applications, including autonomous trucking and farming, as well as aircraft, drones, ships and vehicles within the defense industry.

OSS solutions address the entire AI workflow, from high-speed data acquisition to deep learning, training and large-scale inference, and have delivered many industry firsts for industrial OEM and government customers.

As the fastest growing segment of the multi-billion-dollar edge computing market, AI enabled solutions require-and OSS delivers-the highest level of performance in the most challenging environments without compromise.

OSS products are available directly or through global distributors. For more information, go to You can also follow OSS on XYouTube, and LinkedIn.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We believe that the use of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or adjusted EBITDA, is helpful for an investor to assess the performance of the Company. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, acquisition expenses, impairment of long-lived assets, financing costs, fair value adjustments from purchase accounting, stock-based compensation expense and expenses related to discontinued operations.

Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP. Because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of equity instruments that can impact a company’s non-cash operating expenses, we believe that providing a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes non-cash and non-recurring expenses allows for meaningful comparisons between our core business operating results and those of other companies, as well as providing us with an important tool for financial and operational decision making and for evaluating our own core business operating results over different periods of time.

Our adjusted EBITDA measure may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in our industry, as other companies in our industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently, particularly related to non-recurring, unusual items. Our adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to operating income or as an indication of operating performance or any other measure of performance derived in accordance with GAAP. We do not consider adjusted EBITDA to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial results.

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