STERLING, VA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Sutron Corporation (
First Quarter 2013 Highlights
- Revenue increased 73% to a first quarter record of $6.5 million
- Net Income increased 140% to $30,202
- EBITDA increased 632% to $171,924
- Completed acquisition of Sabio Instruments on March 6, 2013
Sutron reported record revenue of $6.5 million for the first quarter of 2013, up 73% from $3.7 million in the first quarter of 2012. The drivers of the increase were $1.7 million in revenue generated from our MeteoStar Division (acquired in May 2012), an increase of approximately $350,000 in standard product revenues and an increase of approximately $567,000 in systems revenues. Our new Sabio Division, which was acquired on March 6, 2013, contributed revenues of approximately $74,000 for the quarter.
Net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $30,202, an increase of 140% compared to a net loss of $76,109 in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012. Earnings per share were $0.01 per basic and diluted share as compared to a loss of $0.02 per share in the first quarter of 2012. Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") were approximately $172,000 as compared to negative EBITDA of approximately $32,000 in the first quarter of 2012.
The Company's backlog as of March 31, 2013 was approximately $13.2 million, up 6% from the backlog as of March 31, 2012.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
Sutron ended the first quarter of 2013 with $5 million in cash and cash equivalents, down from $8.4 million at December 31, 2012. Cash used by operating activities in the first quarter of 2013 was $2.1 million as compared to cash generated by operating activities in the first quarter of 2012 of $1.9 million. The principal components of the use of cash in the first quarter of 2013 were the build-up of accounts receivable (approximately $1.5 million) and increase in supplier prepayments (approximately $614,000). Capital expenditures were $95,108 in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $0 in the first quarter of 2012.
As a consequence, Free Cash Flow in the first quarter of 2013 was negative in the amount of $2,153,747 compared to Free Cash Flow of $1,875,341 in the first quarter of 2012. Sutron defines Free Cash Flow as net cash provided or used by operating activities less cash used in the purchase of property and equipment.
Cash used during the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 to acquire Sabio Instruments was approximately $1.2 million. Cash used to acquire Sabio is reflected in investing activities in the statement of cash flows.
"We are encouraged by our first quarter results, especially to report record first quarter revenue of $6.5 million, up 73% from the prior year quarter," noted Raul McQuivey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The revenue increase was derived from strong organic growth as well as from recent acquisitions. Our focus in 2013 will again be to drive revenue growth and also to achieve steady improvement in our operating margins and net income. We are able to pursue new opportunities domestically and internationally to cross-market our diverse portfolio of products, systems and software that have been significantly enhanced through our newly-acquired MeteoStar and Sabio Divisions. Our business remains highly project driven through competitive tender and, thus, we expect periodic fluctuations in bookings and revenue due to the uncertain timing of governmental approval and funding processes."
The Company will host a conference call on May 8, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time during its Annual Shareholders Meeting to discuss its recent acquisitions, its strategic direction and focus and to review the results for fiscal year 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. The conference call can be accessed via https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/985676629 or by dialing (213) 289-0012, Access Code: 985-676-629 (Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting, Meeting ID: 985-676-629).
Sutron Corporation, headquartered in Sterling, Virginia, is a project driven business. We provide hydrological, meteorological, oceanic and aviation real-time data collection products, systems, software and services to a diversified customer base of federal, state, local and foreign governments, engineering companies, universities, hydropower companies and other commercial entities. Our quarterly results may fluctuate substantially based upon contract awards that are difficult to project in terms of timing and may be delayed due to differing time frames in securing government approvals and funding.
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|Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income|
|Three Months Ended |
|Cost of revenues||3,808,969||2,310,589|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||1,634,003||1,004,816|
|Research and development expenses||970,139||553,269|
|Total operating expenses||2,604,142||1,558,085|
|Financing income, net||3,203||11,384|
|Income before income taxes||45,202||(120,109||)|
|Income tax expense||15,000||(44,000||)|
|Net income per share:|
|Basic income per share||$||0.01||$||(0.02||)|
|Diluted income per share||$||0.01||$||(0.02||)|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||4,293,399||$||7,576,374|
|Restricted cash and cash equivalents||748,696||810,396|
|Accounts receivable, net||7,301,877||5,771,013|
|Prepaid items and other assets||885,577||248,546|
|Income taxes receivable||1,230,177||1,202,709|
|Deferred income taxes||711,000||666,000|
|Total Current Assets||19,779,550||20,566,543|
|Property and Equipment, Net||1,706,503||1,698,218|
|Intangibles, net of amortization||748,048||781,633|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Other accrued expenses||1,349,907||1,134,279|
|Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings||437,865||306,148|
|Total Current Liabilities||3,841,425||3,737,683|
|Deferred income taxes||98,000||39,000|
|Total Long-term Liabilities||1,019,443||1,045,893|
|Common stock, 12,000,000 shares authorized; 5,057,009 and 5,039,632 issued and outstanding||50,469||50,397|
|Additional paid-in capital||5,245,707||5,185,325|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(178,586||)||(182,603||)|
|Total Stockholders' Equity||22,221,143||22,126,470|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity||$||27,082,011||$||26,910,046|
|Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|Three Months Ended |
|Cash Flows from Operating Activities:|
|Noncash items included in net income:|
|Depreciation and amortization||129,925||99,182|
|Deferred income taxes||23,000||(12,000||)|
|Stock based compensation||42,528||24,978|
|Tax benefit from stock options exercised||(12,996||)||(3,093||)|
|Change in current assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid items and other assets||(633,764||)||6,754|
|Income taxes receivable||(14,472||)||(165,499||)|
|Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings||131,717||147,063|
|Net Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Activities||(2,058,639||)||1,873,248|
|Cash Flows from Investing Activities:|
|Restricted cash and cash equivalents||61,700||34,274|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(95,108||)||2,093|
|Certificate of deposit||-||(966||)|
|Acquisition and goodwill||(1,214,330||)||-|
|Net Cash Provided (Used) by Investing Activities||(1,246,279||)||39,007|
|Cash Flows from Financing Activities:|
|Tax benefit from stock options exercised||12,996||3,093|
|Proceeds from stock options exercised||4,930||22,250|
|Net Cash Provided (Used) by Financing Activities||17,926||25,343|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents||4,017||35,621|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||(3,282,975||)||1,973,219|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents, beginning of period||7,576,374||8,737,543|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents, end of period||$||4,293,399||$||10,710,762|