MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2017) - PEN Inc. (
Scott Rickert, PEN's President, Chairman and CEO, said: "The second quarter was an active one at PEN. We commenced the relocation of our Ohio operations to a smaller facility nearby, a move that will allow us to outsource a good portion of our manufacturing and lower our cost structure while providing the flexibility to quickly meet the diverse and dynamic packaging needs of our customers. More importantly, it will allow PEN to focus on our primary mission of building a consumer products company offering compelling products enabled by nanotechnology.
"We are preparing for upcoming relaunch of our key health and safety products, including our environmentally friendly surface protector, which we expect to kick off in the fourth quarter once the relocation is complete. The PEN Design Center has evolved into a true development partner for industrial and commercial customers, and is making a name for itself as a key supplier of inks and pastes for the printed electronics industry and graphene foils used in medical imaging. I am impressed with the contributions of our team members on each of these fronts as we move forward to position PEN for future success."
Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
During the second quarter of 2017, PEN experienced typical quarterly variation in sales and margins of its health and safety products. The Company generated a loss for the quarter, primarily due to expenses associated with the upcoming relocation of its Product segment operations. Despite the net loss and buildup of inventory in advance of the move, the Company generated positive cash flow from operations during the quarter.
For the three months ended June 30, 2017, total revenues were $2,002,609, compared to revenues of $2,209,828 in the comparable period in 2016.
For the second quarter of 2017, overall gross profit amounted to $656,257 compared to $793,086 for the second quarter of 2016. Gross margin was 33%, compared to 36% in the year ago period. The decrease in gross margin was attributable lower gross margins from the Product segment and the Contract services segment during the quarter.
Operating expenses totaled $1,019,827 in the second quarter of 2017, relatively unchanged from $1,012,110 in the second quarter of 2016. In the second quarter of 2017, salaries, wages and related benefits decreased by 41% due to personnel reductions related to the Company's ongoing efforts to reduce costs. This was offset by increases in selling and marketing expenses associated with higher social media costs, commissions and trade show expenses, professional fees related to contract services that are part of the relocation of the Product segment operations, and an increase in research and development expenses related to work on specialty coatings for new markets and potential enhancements of the surface protector and fortifier product.
Operating loss was $363,570 in the second quarter of 2017, compared to an operating loss of $219,024 in the second quarter of 2016.
Other income was $42,380 in the second quarter of 2017, compared to $93,333 in the second quarter of 2016.
Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2017 amounted to $321,190 or ($0.11) per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $125,691 or ($0.04) per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2016.
Basic and diluted earnings per share were based on 3,046,341 and 3,002,658 weighted average shares outstanding, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016.
PEN Brands' Health and Safety Products - Product Segment
Sales from PEN's Product segment for the second quarter of 2017 were $1,754,336, down from $1,916,124 for the three months ended June 30, 2016. The decrease in revenue reflects the normal variation in the timing of purchases of health and safety products by the Company's large customers.
Gross margin in the Product segment in the second quarter of 2017 was 38%, compared to 41% in the year ago period, primarily due to differences in the assortment of products sold.
PEN Design Center - Contract Services Segment
Revenues from the Contract services segment for the second quarter of 2017 were $248,273 compared to $293,704 in the second quarter of 2016.
Gross margin from the Contract services segment in the second quarter of 2017 was negative 7%, compared to 0% in the year ago period.
First Half 2017 Results
For the six months ended June 30, 2017, total revenues were $4,218,959 up slightly from revenues of $4,188,989 in the first half of 2016. Gross profit was $1,589,574 in the first half 2017, up 4% from gross profit of $1,524,210 in the first half of 2016. Gross margin was 38%, up from 36% in the first half of 2016. Net loss for first half of 2017 amounted to $226,778 or ($0.07) per basic and diluted share, as compared to net loss of $245,626, or ($0.08) per basic and diluted share, for the first half of 2016. Basic and diluted earnings per share were based on 3,044,393 and 3,000,152 weighted average shares outstanding, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016.
As of June 30, 2017, PEN held cash and cash equivalents of $176,212 as compared to $189,128 at December 31, 2016. As of June 30, 2017, PEN had a working capital deficit of $1,188,809 compared to a working capital deficit of $1,072,691 at December 31, 2016.
During the first half of 2017, PEN generated $180,244 in cash flow from operations. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had short-term debt of $1,004,577 compared to $1,070,137 as of December 31, 2016.
Investor webcast and business update: Tuesday, August 29th, 1 pm EDT
PEN will host an investor webcast on Tuesday, August 29th at 1 pm EDT to discuss second quarter results, provide a business update and take questions from investors. Participants can register 20 minutes prior to the event at: http://services.choruscall.com/links/penc170829.html.
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About PEN Inc.
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|PEN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|June 30, 2017||December 31, 2016|
|Accounts receivable, net||815,405||722,845|
|Accounts receivable - related party||15,242||10,474|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||56,680||75,080|
|Total Current Assets||2,408,164||2,033,026|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||640,750||709,627|
|Total Other Assets||751,900||760,705|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT|
|Bank revolving line of credit||$||919,068||$||979,688|
|Current portion of notes payable||85,509||90,449|
|Accounts payable - related parties||20,887||52,887|
|Total Current Liabilities||3,596,973||3,105,717|
|Notes payable, net of current portion||246,345||266,110|
|Total Long-Term Liabilities||246,345||266,110|
|Commitments and Contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding||-||-|
|Class A common stock: $0.0001 par value, 7,200,000 shares authorized; 1,643,908 and 1,367,431 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively||164||136|
|Class B common stock: $0.0001 par value, 2,500,000 shares authorized; 1,416,976 and 1,402,104 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively||142||140|
|Class Z common stock: $0.0001 par value, 300,000 shares authorized; 0 and 262,631 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively||-||26|
|Additional paid-in capital||5,443,385||5,321,769|
|Total Stockholders' Deficit||(683,254||)||(578,096||)|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit||$||3,160,064||$||2,793,731|
|PEN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|For the Three Months Ended||For the Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|COST OF REVENUES:|
|Total Cost of Revenues||1,346,352||1,416,742||2,629,385||2,664,779|
|Selling and marketing expenses||172,143||71,963||236,870||119,332|
|Salaries, wages and related benefits||266,222||451,502||566,436||865,239|
|Research and development||146,431||78,850||215,153||164,613|
|General and administrative expenses||248,262||270,521||464,248||496,529|
|Total Operating Expenses||1,019,827||1,012,110||1,883,730||1,891,345|
|LOSS FROM OPERATIONS||(363,570||)||(219,024||)||(294,156||)||(367,135||)|
|OTHER (EXPENSE) INCOME:|
|Other income, net||50,706||121,469||101,292||177,779|
|Total Other Income||42,380||93,333||67,378||121,509|
|NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE:|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:|
|PEN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|For the Six Months Ended|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Change in inventory obsolescence reserve||38,420||24,108|
|Depreciation and amortization expense||68,877||94,256|
|Amortization of deferred lease incentives||3,564||6,415|
|Gain on sale of property and equipment||-||(21,866||)|
|Gain on sale of accounts payable||-||(33,511||)|
|Gain on settlement of accrued salary||-||(36,973||)|
|Change in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts receivable - related party||(4,768||)||3,358|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||(41,672||)||84,473|
|Accounts payable - related parties||(32,000||)||13,765|
|NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES||180,244||60,164|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES|
|Proceeds from sales of property and equipment||-||21,866|
|Purchases of property plant and equipment||-||(4,000||)|
|NET CASH PROVIDED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES||-||17,866|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES|
|Deposit on stock purchase||-||50,000|
|Proceeds from bank lines of credit||3,556,000||3,361,000|
|Repayment of bank lines of credit||(3,707,030||)||(3,421,147||)|
|Repayment of bank loans||(37,190||)||(37,190||)|
|Repayment of loan to third party||(4,940||)||(2,000||)|
|NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES||(193,160||)||(49,337||)|
|NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH||(12,916||)||28,693|
|CASH, beginning of year||189,128||262,519|
|CASH, end of period||$||176,212||$||291,212|
|SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION|
|Cash paid during the period for interest|
|SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Reclassification of accrued salary to notes payable - long-term||$||17,425||$||51,239|
|Accrued director fees settled with common stock||$||19,000||$||-|