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Electro-Sensors, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

MINNETONKA, Minn., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Electro-Sensors, Inc. (ELSE), a leading global provider of machine monitoring sensors and hazard monitoring systems, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

  • Third quarter revenue of $2,146,000, up 3.3% from prior year quarter
  • Gross margin of 55.7%
  • Cash and investments of approximately $8.6 million

Selected Financial Information (unaudited; in thousands, except per share data)


Q3 2018

Q3 2017

Change

Net Sales


$

2,146


$

2,078


3.3

%

Gross Margin



55.7

%


54.6

%

11

bps

Operating Income


$

199


$

222


-10.4

%

Operating Income Margin



9.3

%


10.7

%

-14

bps

Income Before Income Taxes


$

237


$

234


1.3

%

Earning Per Share (diluted)


$

.06


$

.04


50.0

%

Net sales in the third quarter increased 3.3% to $2,146,000 from $2,078,000 in the prior-year quarter.  For the first nine months of 2018, net sales decreased 7.1% to $5,642,000 from $6,075,000 for the first nine months of the prior year. The increase in the third quarter was primarily due to an increase in the number of orders in excess of $5,000 and a 31% increase in international sales.  The increase in international sales was driven by increased activity in South America.

"We are pleased to announce revenue growth during the quarter as customers moved forward with strategic projects for facility improvements and capacity expansion.  Our improved large order performance and growth in international sales combined to deliver these strong results," said Electro-Sensors President David L. Klenk.

A full analysis of results for the period ended September 30, 2018 is available in the Company's Form 10-Q, 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 Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 (unaudited)

(in thousands except share and per share amounts)



Three Months Ended September 30,



2018


2017


Sales

$

2,146


$

2,078


Cost of goods sold


951



944


Gross profit


1,195



1,134









Operating expenses


996



912









Operating income


199



222









Non-operating income


38



12









Income before income taxes


237



234









Provision for income taxes


50



82









Net income

$

187


$

152









Earnings per share – diluted

$

0.06


$

0.04


Average shares outstanding - diluted


3,398,238



3,400,988










Nine Months Ended September 30,



2018


2017


Sales

$

5,642


$

6,075


Cost of goods sold


2,559



2,718


Gross profit


3,083



3,357









Operating expenses


3,240



2,942









Operating income (loss)


(157)



415









Non-operating income


90



30









Income (loss) before income taxes


(67)



445









Provision for (benefit from) income taxes


(9)



154









Net income (loss)

$

(58)


$

291









Earnings (loss) per share – diluted

$

(0.02)


$

0.09


Average shares outstanding - diluted


3,395,521



3,396,899


 

Electro-Sensors, Inc.

Balance Sheets

September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017

(in thousands)



September 30,


December 31,



2018


2017


Assets

(unaudited)











Current Assets







Cash and investments

$

8,602


$

8,719


Trade receivables, net


1,044



902


Inventories


1,604



1,552


Other current assets


188



186


Total current assets


11,438



11,359









Deferred income tax asset, long-term


178



182


Intangible assets, net


624



800


Property and equipment, net


1,041



1,074


Total assets

$

13,281


$

13,415









Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity














Current Liabilities







Current maturities of note payable

$

0


$

150


Accounts payable and accrued expenses


618



558


Total current liabilities


618



708









Stockholders' equity







Common stock


339



339


Additional paid-in capital


2,011



2,004


Retained earnings


10,287



10,352


Other comprehensive income


26



12


Total stockholders' equity


12,663



12,707









Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

13,281


$

13,415


About Electro-Sensors

Electro-Sensors, Inc. is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of rugged and reliable machine monitoring sensors and wireless/wired hazard monitoring systems applied across multiple industries and applications. These products improve processes by 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 ISO9001:2015 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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