CEMATRIX Corporation Announces Record Sales for the Year Ended December 31, 2012

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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Mar 18, 2013) - CEMATRIX Corporation (TSX VENTURE:CVX) (the "Corporation" or the "Company" or "CEMATRIX") is pleased to announce the release of its consolidated financial results for the year ended December 31, 2012.

The Corporation reported record sales revenues of $8.5 million, a $0.7 million dollar improvement over the previous year ended December 31, 2011. Earnings, before the deferred tax recovery, were $0.157 million, down from $0.403 million reported for 2011. The improvement in sales was primarily due to an increase in activity in the oil and gas sector of Western Canada. The decline in earnings, before the deferred tax recovery, of $0.246 million was primarily due to the Company experiencing lower margins and higher operating costs.

The Company proactively took on projects with lower margins to sustain sales and cash flows during a very slow start to the construction season. Margins on certain projects completed in the late summer/fall were negatively affected by delays in projects that resulted in the Company completing these projects with a higher material costs than anticipated. Total comprehensive income for 2012 was $0.857 million, up from $0.403 million in 2011; this increase is due to the recognition of a $0.700 million deferred tax asset representing the recovery of deferred taxes not previously recorded.

Highlights for the year include:

  • The Company''s contracted sales of $12.4 million; $8.5 million of these contracted sales were completed in 2012 and the balance of $3.9 million are scheduled for 2013.

  • The Company reported record sales of $8.5 million, up from the previous year of $7.8 million. Infrastructure sales now account for over 70% of total sales with the balance coming from the oil and gas sector in Western Canada.

  • The Company experienced a number of project delays which resulted in $2.9 million of sales, originally scheduled for completion in 2012, to be re-scheduled to 2013.

  • The Company''s recorded a non-cash recovery of deferred taxes of $0.700 million because it became more probable that the Company would generate sufficient future taxable income to recognize the future tax benefit of certain tax loss carry forwards.

  • The Company''s wholly owned subsidiary, CEMATRIX (Canada) Inc., entered into an agreement with the Business Development Bank of Canada ("BDC") to provide $1.35 million of working capital and capital expenditure financing.

Selected financial information for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012 is as follows:

  Quarter ended December 31          Year ended December 31 
    2012     2011     Change     2012     2011     Change  
   
Revenue $ 2,943,268   $ 1,746,681   $ 1,196,587   $ 8,549,150   $ 7,827,123   $ 722,027  
   
Gross margin   931,606     478,646     452,960     2,257,733     2,300,593     (42,860 )
Operating expenses  
(574,474
)  
(477,427
)  
(97,047
)  
(1,967,804
)  
(1,678,285
)  
(289,519
)
Operating income   357,132     1,219     355,913     289,929     622,308     (332,379 )
Finance costs and other items  
(29,676
)  
(67,780
)  
38,104
   
(132,641
)  
(218,846
)  
86,205
 
Recovery of deferred taxes  
700,000
   
-
   
700,000
   
700,000
   
-
   
700,000
 
Total comprehensive income

$


1,027,456
 

$


(66,561
)

$


1,094,017
 

$


857,288
 

$


403,462
 

$


453,826
 
Income (loss)per common share
$

0.030
 
$

(0.002
)
$

0.032
 
$

0.025
 
$

0.012
 
$

0.013
 

The Company is off to a strong start in 2013 with $3.9 million of contracted sales in place; as well its product is specified into a number of other projects that are not yet contracted. Sales in the first quarter of 2013 are expected to be stronger than the previous year because of several scheduled projects in the quarter. The first quarter is normally considered to be the off season for the Company''s sales.

This press release should be read in conjunction with the Corporations Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2012, both of which can be found on SEDAR.

CEMATRIX is an Alberta corporation with its head offices in Calgary, Alberta. The Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, is a manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced cellular concrete products with applications in a variety of markets, including oil and gas construction and infrastructure construction. Cellular concrete provides a cost and labour saving solution as a replacement for rigid and other insulating materials in frost-susceptible or permafrost conditions. Cellular concrete is also used in void filling situations and as a replacement for granular fills and weak or unstable soils.

Forward-looking information: This news release contains certain information that is forward looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties (such statements are usually accompanied by words such as "anticipate", expect", "would'' or other similar words). Forward looking statements in this document are intended to provide CEMATRIX security holders and potential investors with information regarding CEMATRIX and its subsidiaries'' future financial and operations plans and outlook. All forward looking statements reflect CEMATRIX''s beliefs and assumptions based on information available at the time the statements were made. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward looking information. CEMATRIX undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward looking information except as required by law. For additional information on the assumptions made and the risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ from the anticipated results, refer the CEMATRIX''s Management Discussion and Analysis dated March 14, 2013 under CEMATRIX''s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and other reports filed by CEMATRIX with Canadian securities regulators.

Contact:
CEMATRIX Corporation
Jeff Kendrick
President and Chief Executive Officer
(403) 219-0484
The Howard Group
Jeff Walker
Investor Relations
(888) 221-0915 or (403) 221-0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

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