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Arotech Reports First Quarter Revenues of $24.2 Million; Adjusted EPS of $0.03

Reaffirms 2015 guidance for total revenue of $110 to $125 million, with adjusted earnings per share (Adjusted EPS) of $0.31 to $0.36;

Relocation of facilities from Alabama to South Carolina Expected to Contribute to EPS Going Forward

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arotech Corporation (NasdaqGM: ARTX) today announced financial results for its quarter ended March 31, 2015.

First Quarter 2015 Financial and Business Highlights:

  • Total revenues of $24.2 million, an increase of 8.2% compared to Q1 2014
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.03, compared to $0.09 in Q1 2014
  • Backlog of orders as of March 31, 2015 totaled approximately $63.4 million versus $51.9 million for the same time last year

"Demand for more energy-efficient power systems and our advanced simulation and training solutions continues to reinforce our confidence in our outlook for full-year 2015," commented Steven Esses, Arotech's President and CEO. "With a solid backlog and strong visibility into our sales pipeline we are reaffirming our full-year guidance, despite some order slippage and typical seasonal headwinds that we experienced during the first quarter.

"Subsequent to the close of the first quarter we completed the relocation of all the operations of our Auburn, Alabama facility to our cutting-edge engineering and manufacturing facilities in Charleston, South Carolina," Mr. Esses added. "This consolidation into a single facility will enable us to both lower overhead costs in excess of $1.25 million on an annualized basis beginning in 2016 and enable collaboration across all facets of the Power Systems division, unleashing synergies from the acquisition of UEC." 

Mr. Esses continued, "The integration and consolidation of our Power Systems division facilities provides our customers with expanded and comprehensive Energy Storage and Power Management design, integration and manufacturing capabilities. The collaboration will optimize product development to provide a broader range of high performing and affordable power solutions. Programs, such as the US Army's SWIPES and the Marine Corps' GREENS and MEHPS, will all benefit from the optimization, and we expect to realize continued improvements as a result of this co-location."

First Quarter Results

Revenues for the first quarter were $24.2 million, compared to $22.4 million for the comparable period in 2014, an increase of 8.2%. The year-over-year increase was driven, in large part, by the acquisition of UEC in the second quarter of 2014.

Gross profit for the quarter was $6.9 million, or 28.5% of revenues, compared to $7.3 million, or 32.8% of revenues, for the prior year period.

The operating loss for the first quarter of 2015 was $(827,000), compared to operating income of $1.3 million for the corresponding period in 2014. Operating costs and expenses in the quarter grew by $4.0 million compared to the corresponding quarter in 2014. A large portion of the increase was due to the inclusion of the operating costs and expenses of UEC in the results for the first quarter of 2015.

Total other income for the first quarter of 2015 was $584,000 compared to a $(87,000) loss for the corresponding period in 2014. The improvement was due to the sale of the former Armor building in Alabama.

The Company's net loss from continuing operations for the first quarter was $(483,000), or ($0.02) per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $1.0 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, for the corresponding period last year.

Adjusted Earnings per Share (Adjusted EPS) for the quarter was $0.03 compared to $0.09 for the corresponding period in 2014. Arotech believes that information concerning Adjusted EPS enhances overall understanding of its current financial performance. Arotech computes Adjusted EPS, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as reflected in the table below.

Balance Sheet Metrics

As of March 31, 2015, the Company had $12.0 million in cash and cash equivalents and $234,000 in restricted collateral deposits, as compared to December 31, 2014, when the Company had $11.3 million in cash and $236,000 in restricted collateral deposits.

As of December 31, 2014, Arotech has net operating loss carryforwards for U.S. federal income tax purposes of $35.0 million, which are available to offset future taxable income, if any, expiring in 2021 through 2032. Utilization of U.S. net operating losses is subject to annual limitations due to provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and similar state provisions.  The Company accrued $150,000 in non cash tax expenses in the first quarter of 2015, reflecting the uncertainty of the deductibility of intangible expenses for federal income tax purposes. 

The Company ended the quarter ended March 31, 2015 with total debt of $23.6 million, consisting of $3.8 million in short-term bank debt under its credit facility, $4.3 million in short-term debt and $15.5 million in long-term loans. This is in comparison to December 31, 2014, when the Company had total debt of $21.3 million, consisting of $4.4 million in short-term debt and $16.9 million in long-term loans.

The Company also had $6.7 million in available, unused bank lines of credit with its primary bank as of March 31, 2015, under a $15.0 million credit facility through its FAAC subsidiary, which was secured by the assets of the Company's FAAC and UEC subsidiaries and guaranteed by Arotech.

The Company had a current ratio (current assets/current liabilities) of 2.0, compared with the December 31, 2014 current ratio of 2.0. 

Business Outlook

The Company is reaffirming its 2015 guidance for total revenue of $110 to $125 million, with adjusted earnings per share (Adjusted EPS) of $0.31 to $0.36. This outlook includes only organic contribution, and does not take any potential acquisition activity into account. Adjusted EPS is based on the Company's capitalization at the end of 2014 of approximately 25 million shares outstanding. The financial guidance provided is as of today and Arotech undertakes no obligation to update its estimates in the future.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET. To access the conference call interested investors should dial:

US:                 1-888-428-9480

International:    + 1-719-325-2323

The conference call will also be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast on the investor relations section of Arotech's website at http://www.arotech.com/.

The online webcast will be archived on the Arotech's website for at least 90 days and a telephonic playback of the conference call will also be available by calling 1-877-870-5176 within the U.S. and 1-858-384-5517 internationally. The telephonic playback will be available beginning at 12:00 pm Eastern time on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, and continue through 11:59 pm Eastern time on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The replay passcode is 6211121. 

About Arotech Corporation

Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators/trainers and advanced battery solutions, innovative energy management and power distribution technologies, and zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates two major business divisions: Training and Simulation, and Power Systems.

Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech's website at www.arotech.com.

Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current knowledge, assumptions, judgment and expectations regarding future performance or events. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as they are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks relating to: product and technology development; the uncertainty of the market for Arotech's products; changing economic conditions; delay, cancellation or non-renewal, in whole or in part, of contracts or of purchase orders (including as a result of budgetary cuts resulting from automatic sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011); and other risk factors detailed in Arotech's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Arotech assumes no obligation to update the information in this release. Reference to the Company's website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this press release.

Investor Relations Contacts:

Brett Maas / Rob Fink 
Hayden IR
(646) 536.7331 / (646) 415.8972 
ARTX@haydenir.com  

 


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY (UNAUDITED)


(U.S. Dollars)











March 31,
2015


December 31,
2014


ASSETS






CURRENT ASSETS:






Cash and cash equivalents


$

12,193,960

$


11,528,212


Trade receivables



16,513,109



17,595,811


Unbilled receivables



14,454,220



15,937,060


Other accounts receivable and prepaid



1,709,861



1,155,548


Inventories



9,091,854



9,811,783


Total current assets



53,963,004



56,028,414


LONG TERM ASSETS:








Property and equipment, net



6,395,904



6,462,949


Other long term assets



4,960,954



4,985,400


Intangible assets, net



10,979,592



11,840,365


Goodwill



45,287,756



45,422,219


Total long term assets



67,624,206



68,710,933


Total assets


$

121,587,210

$


124,739,347







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY





CURRENT LIABILITIES:





Trade payables


$

4,664,424

$

6,772,082


Other accounts payable and accrued expenses



7,636,645


9,105,214


Current portion of long term debt



4,330,839


4,380,730


Short term bank credit



3,760,000


33,238


Deferred revenues



6,489,188


7,826,178


Total current liabilities



26,881,096


28,117,442


LONG TERM LIABILITIES:







Accrued Israeli statutory/contractual severance pay



6,975,295


7,051,630


Long term portion of debt



15,489,096


16,934,360


Other long-term liabilities



6,455,591


6,280,467


Total long-term liabilities



28,919,982


30,266,457


Total liabilities



55,801,078


58,383,899


STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:







Total stockholders' equity (net)



65,786,122


66,355,448


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

121,587,210

$

124,739,347









 

 


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited)

(U.S. Dollars, except share data)




Three months ended March 31,


2015


2014

Revenues

$   24,226,708


$  22,382,800





Cost of revenues

17,329,479


15,043,311

Research and development expenses

1,094,264


995,513

Selling and marketing expenses

1,225,416


1,431,768

General and administrative expenses

4,543,893


3,538,673

Amortization of intangible assets

860,773


74,119

Total operating costs and expenses

25,053,825


21,083,384





Operating income (loss)

(827,117)


1,299,416





Other income

911,429


32,113

Financial income (expense), net

(327,608)


(119,001)

Total other income (expense)

583,821


(86,888)

Income (loss) before income tax expense

(243,296)


1,212,528





Income tax expense

239,381


198,436

Net income (loss)

(482,677)


1,014,092





Other comprehensive income, net of income tax




Foreign currency translation adjustment

(245,514)


(46,083)

Comprehensive income (loss)

$      (728,191)


$        968,009





Basic net income (loss) per share

$            (0.02)


$              0.05





Diluted net income (loss) per share

$            (0.02)


$              0.05

Weighted average number of shares used in computing basic net income/loss per share

23,305,679


19,572,668

Weighted average number of shares used in computing diluted net income/loss per share

23,305,679


20,175,408

 

 

Calculation of Adjusted Earnings Per Share

($ in thousands, except per share data)






Three Months
ended March 31,


Three Months
ended March 31,


2015


2014





Revenue (GAAP measure)

$             24,227


$            22,383

Net income (loss) (GAAP measure)

$                (483)


$              1,014

Adjustments:




Amortization

861


74

Stock compensation

182


129

Non-cash tax

150


150

EFB transition /UEC acquisition costs

803


535

Armor building sale

(895)


Net adjustments

$               1,101


$                 888

Adjusted net income

$                  618


$              1,902

Number of shares

23,306


20,175

Adjusted EPS

$                 0.03


$                0.09

 

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SOURCE Arotech Corporation