Cemtrex Reports Financial Results for the 2017 Fiscal Third Quarter
August 14, 2017
Total Revenue Increased 13% Year-Over-Year to $27.8 Million
Book Value Increased 108% to $3.49 per share from year ago
Farmingdale, NY – August 14, 2017 – Cemtrex (Nasdaq: CETX, CETXP, CETXW), a world leading industrial and manufacturing leader, today reported its financial results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended June 30, 2017.
“We maintained strong topline growth in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, with total revenue increasing 13% to $27.8 million, while remaining profitable. Our ability to drive steady revenue growth is evident when looking out over the past couple of years. Our revenue has increased from $42 million to $56 million to $86 million for the nine month periods ended June 30, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively,” stated Saagar Govil, Chairman and CEO of Cemtrex. “We are focused on continuing to grow our business through the acquisition of new, high quality customers, as well as expanding organically through our existing customers. In April 2017, we received a record number of new incoming orders for a single month, totaling over $21 million. Included in these orders is a $15 million, three year agreement with one of our existing customers, which is the single largest order we have ever received.”
“In addition, we announced the establishment of our new subsidiary, Cemtrex Advanced Technologies along with its first development product, an advanced ‘smart desk.’ It is an exciting time at Cemtrex as we leverage our deep experience in electronics development and manufacturing and focus on bringing to market proprietary technologies that we believe are revolutionary. Our initial products, in line with the innovative ‘smart desk’, will embrace the concept of bringing the workspace environment up to speed with technological advances.”
“Cemtrex is strategically positioned to continue growth organically and through acquisitions. With $13.2 million in cash and cash equivalents we are consistently evaluating growth opportunities to advance our businesses. This is a pivotal time for the company as we see a strong pipeline in new and existing customers as well as new product development under our subsidiary. We continue to scale the business with shareholder value as a core focus on going,” concluded Mr. Govil.
Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Business Highlights and Financial Highlights
Total Revenue for Q3 2017 increased 13% to $27.8 million, compared to $24.7 million for Q3 2016. This increase was primarily due to the acquisition of Periscope on May 31, 2016.
Industrial Products & Services (IPS) Revenue for Q3 2017 increased 8% to $13.5 million, compared to $12.5 million for Q3 2016. The increase was primarily due to increased shipment of goods and execution of projects.
Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Revenue for Q3 2017 increased by 17% to $14.3 million, compared to $12.2 million for Q3 2016. This increase was primarily due to the acquisition of Periscope, an electronics manufacturing solutions business.
Gross Margin for Q3 2017 was 36%, compared to 33% for Q3 2016.
Operating Margin for Q3 2017 decreased to 5.1% compared to 6.9% for Q3 2016. This is attributable to an increase in operating expenses of 31% to $8.5 million, compared to $6.5 million for Q3 2016, which includes an increase of sales, marketing and professional service costs for the 2017 period.
Net Income for Q3 2017 was $1.2 million or $0.11 per share, compared to $1.4 million, or $0.16 per share for Q3 2016. This decrease was due to increase sales and marketing expenses in the third quarter, and loss on disposal of assets.
Nine Month 2017 Financial Highlights
Total Revenue for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 increased 54% to $87.7 million, compared to $56.9 million for the same period in 2017. This increase was primarily due to the acquisitions of Advanced Industrial Services (AIS) and Periscope.
IPS Revenue for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 increased 27% to $42.0 million, compared to $33.2 million for the same period in 2016. The increase was primarily due to increased shipment of goods and execution of projects.
EMS Revenue for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 increased 93% to $45.7 million, compared to $23.7 for the same period in 2016. The primary reason for increased sales was due to the acquisition of Periscope.
Gross Margin for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 was 33%, compared to 31% for the same period in 2016.
Operating Margin for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 decreased to 4.3% from 5.4% in the same period of 2016. This increase was primarily due to an increase of sales, marketing and professional service costs for the 2017 period. Operating expenses increased 68% to $24.8 million, compared to $14.8 million for the same period in 2016 due to the increase from the acquisitions of AIS and Periscope.
Net Income for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 increased 2% to $3.0 million, or $0.26 per share, compared to $2.9 million, or $0.36 per share for the same period in 2016. This increase was primarily due to the acquisitions of AIS and Periscope.
Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2017:
Cash and Cash equivalents were $13.2 million or $1.28 per share.
Book value was $3.49 per share.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Cemtrex will host a conference call with the investment community on Thursday, August 14th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time featuring remarks by Saagar Govil, Chairman and CEO of Cemtrex. The dial-in numbers for the conference call are 877-524-8416 (Toll-Free) or 412-902-1028 (Toll). Please call at least five minutes before the scheduled start time.
For interested individuals unable to join the conference call, a replay of the call will be available through August 28, 2017, at 877-660-6853 (Toll-Free) or 201-612-7415 (Toll). Participants must use the following code to access the replay of the call: 13667842.
Cemtrex will also offer a live and archived webcast of the conference call, accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website at . The online archive of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the call.
Cemtrex Inc. (CETX) is a global, diversified industrial and manufacturing company that provides a wide array of solutions to meet today’s technology challenges and is rapidly growing through acquisitions. Cemtrex provides: manufacturing services of advanced custom engineered electronics, industrial contracting services, monitoring instruments for industrial processes and environmental compliance, and equipment for controlling particulates, hazardous pollutants and greenhouse gases used in carbon trading globally.
Safe Harbor Statement
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