TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - STT Enviro Corp. ("STT" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:STT) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2013 of approximately $8.9 million of revenue, $0.9 million of EBITDA and net income after tax of $0.5 million.
Financial Highlights for the Quarter and Year-to-Date:
|Quarter and||Quarter and|
|YTD Ended||YTD Ended||%|
|March 31, 2013||March 31, 2012||Change|
|Net income after tax||534,945||(325,986||)|
|Earnings per share (*)||0.020||(0.012||)|
|EBITDA per issued common share||0.035||(0.005||)|
|Closing working capital||537,166||1,978,835||-73||%|
* Earnings per share as calculated under IFRS does not include the effect of the exercise of potentially dilutive securities issued by the Company. See chart below for a summary of these securities.
The Company will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:00 am Eastern time. The call-in numbers are (416) 204-9641 or 1(877) 314-1234; participant code 9530930.
"Our results for the first quarter represent a solid start to 2013," said David Deacon, STT's CEO. "Our revenue was strong, although gross margins were somewhat depressed due to execution cost and margin pressure on new orders. Our closing backlog was $17.3 million. Subsequent to quarter-end, the Company received letters of intent and purchase orders from customers valued at approximately $10 million."
"Our closing working capital was approximately $537,000, reflecting the repayment of $1 million to one of our lenders, and a reclassification of some debt maturing in the first quarter of 2014 from long-term to current obligations. The Company continues discussions with potential lenders to assist with the refinancing of this debt."
Finally, he said, "We continue to have a relatively cautious outlook on the overall economy and particularly its impact on commodity pricing, which has softened and will no doubt cause delays on approval for new projects. We are focusing on the things we have control over, namely extending our sales reach geographically, improved support of aftermarket activities and reduction of our cost in supporting the difficult US municipal market."
Potentially Dilutive Securities:
As at March 31, 2013 and 2012, the following potentially dilutive securities were excluded from the calculation of EPS since their exercise prices exceeded the average market value of the Company's common shares for the period:
|Number of Potential New Common|
|Shares Upon Exercise|
|Exercise||At March 31,||At March 31,|
|Warrants which would be issued on conversion of|
|Total potential dilution||30,112,594||32,015,094|
|Common shares issued and outstanding||26,528,944||26,528,944|
|Total potential common shares||56,641,538||58,544,038|
About STT Enviro Corp.
STT Enviro Corp. is an international supplier of environmental solutions and industrial processes, with specific emphasis on water remediation and emission control systems.
The Company is of the view that environmental considerations and preventative technologies are becoming a prerequisite of most modern industrial expansion, particularly in the mining, oil & gas and power sectors.
The Company's principal focus is the conceptual design, engineering, project management, and assembly and installation of complete bulk material handling systems used to clean up water and control air emissions- from the storage silos, to the conveying systems, to the computerized electronic controls. The systems are utilized internationally in a broad range of industries.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Non-IFRS Measures
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions regarding the growth, results of operations, performance, and business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and expectations and are based on information currently available to management of the Company. In particular, statements regarding the future operating results and economic performance are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events and results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including risks outlined under "Risk Factors" in our Annual Information Form, which is posted at www.sedar.com. In evaluating these statements, investors should specifically consider various factors, including such risks as Investment Risk; Business Valuations; Condition of Capital Markets; Dependence on Key Personnel; General Economic Factors; Interest Rate Risk; Competition; and Reliance on Key Suppliers. One or more of these "Risk Factors" could cause actual events or results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. These factors should not be considered exhaustive. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on what management of the Company considers to be reasonable assumptions based on information currently available to them, there can be no assurance that actual events or results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and management's assumptions may prove to be incorrect. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and none of STT nor its directors assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.
The term "EBITDA" is a financial measure used in this document which is not a standard measure under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). The Company's method of calculating EBITDA may differ from the methods used by other issuers. Therefore, STT's measure of EBITDA, as presented in this press release, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. EBITDA refers to net earnings determined in accordance with IFRS before depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, gain or loss on disposal of property and equipment, interest expense, accretion expense, special charges and recoveries, stock compensation expense and income tax expense. Management believes that EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure of cash available for debt service, working capital, capital expenditures, income taxes, and distribution. Investors are cautioned that EBITDA, as a non-IFRS measure, is not an alternative to measures under IFRS and should not, on its own, be construed as an indicator of performance or cash flows, a measure of liquidity or as a measure of actual return.
The term "backlog" is a financial measure used in this document which is not a standard measure under IFRS. The Company's method of calculating backlog may differ from the methods used by other issuers. Therefore, STT's measure of backlog, as presented in this press release, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Backlog is the value of revenue remaining to be earned from purchase orders received from customers. The projects represented in backlog are executed according to a schedule agreed with each customer, which could range in duration from one month to eighteen months. Revenues are earned on a percentage of completion basis. Management uses this measure to i) monitor the Company's success in securing new orders, and ii) gauge the likelihood of meeting revenue objectives in future periods.
Investors are cautioned that backlog, as a non-IFRS measure, is not an alternative to measures under IFRS and should not, on its own, be construed as an indicator of performance or cash flows, a measure of liquidity or as a measure of actual return.
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