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Electro-Sensors, Inc. Announces 2016 Year End Financial Results

MINNETONKA, Minn., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Electro-Sensors, Inc. (ELSE), a leading global provider of machine monitoring sensors and hazard monitoring systems, today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016.

  • Annual revenue of  $7,087,000
  • Gross Margin of 54.8%
  • Cash, cash equivalents and treasury bills grew to approximately $8.3 million

In thousands, except per share data



FY16


FY15


Change

Net Sales


$

7,087


$

7,636


-7.2

%

Gross Margin



54.8

%


55.3

%

-50

bps

Operating Income


$

170


$

290


-41.4

%

Operating Income Margin



2.4

%


3.7

%

-130

bps

Income Before Income Taxes


$

204


$

1,744


-88.3

%

Earning Per Share (diluted)


$

0.06


$

0.36


-83.3

%

 

Net sales during 2016 decreased 7.2% to $7,087,000 from $7,636,000 in the prior year.  The decrease occurred primarily in the second half of the year due to softening in many industrial markets that impacted all of our product lines.  Furthermore, during the third and fourth quarters of 2016, the value of large strategic orders decreased relative to the comparable period in the prior year as customers shifted their focus to immediate needs and deferred larger capital purchases. International markets provided over 10% of our 2016 revenue from shipments into over 40 countries.

"While 2016 was certainly a challenging year due to the many economic pressures and uncertainties experienced by our customers, we remain encouraged that we are very well positioned to capture available opportunities as our markets stabilize," said David L. Klenk, Electro-Sensors' president.  "Furthermore, we are excited that our HazardPROTM wireless hazard monitoring system continues to gain momentum and acceptance in the markets we serve."

A full analysis of results for the year ended December 31, 2016 is available in the Company's Form 10-K, which is available on the Company's website at www.electro-sensors.com or through the Securities and Exchange Commission's Edgar database at www.sec.gov.

Electro-Sensors, Inc.

Statements of Income

For the Years Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

 (in thousands except share and per share amounts)



Years Ended December 31,



2016


2015


Sales

$

7,087


$

7,636


Cost of goods sold


3,203



3,410


Gross profit


3,884



4,226









Operating expenses


3,714



3,936









Operating income


170



290









Non-operating income


34



1,454









Income before income taxes


204



1,744









Income taxes


2



530









Net income

$

202


$

1,214









Earnings per share – diluted

$

0.06


$

0.36


Average shares outstanding - diluted


3,395,945



3,395,521


 

Electro-Sensors, Inc.

Balance Sheets

December 31, 2016 and 2015

(in thousands)



December 31



2016


2015


Assets












Current Assets







Cash and investments

$

8,267


$

8,441


Trade receivables, net


770



689


Inventories


1,515



1,564


Other current assets


240



170


Total current assets


10,792



10,864









Deferred income tax asset


198



184


Intangible assets, net


1,035



1,270


Property and equipment, net


1,033



1,103


Total assets

$

13,058


$

13,421









Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity














Current Liabilities







Current maturities of note payable

$

0


$

390


Accounts payable and accrued expenses


543



536


Total current liabilities


543



926









Long-term liabilities







Other long-term liabilities


195



455


Total long-term liabilities


195



455









Stockholders' equity







Common stock


339



339


Additional paid-in capital


1,953



1,879


Retained earnings


10,057



9,855


Other comprehensive loss


(29)



(33)


Total stockholders' equity


12,320



12,040









Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

13,058


$

13,421


 

About Electro-Sensors

Electro-Sensors, Inc. is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of rugged and reliable machine monitoring sensors and hazard monitoring systems applied across multiple industries and applications. These products improve processes by protecting people, safeguarding systems, reducing downtime, and preventing waste. Most standard products ship within one to two days and have an industry-leading 5-year warranty. Electro-Sensors is proud to be an ISO9001:2008 quality certified company and is committed to providing excellent customer service and technical support. Founded in 1968 and located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Electro-Sensors provides its loyal customers with reliable products that improve safety and help plants operate with greater efficiency, productivity and control.

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