LightPath Technologies Announces Profitable First Quarter
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) (“LightPath”, the “Company” or “we”), a global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of proprietary optical components and high-level assemblies, announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2012.
First Quarter Highlights:
- Net income was $101,000, or $0.01 per share for the quarter compared to a net loss of $198,000, or $0.02 loss per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
- 12-month backlog was $5.46 million as of September 30, 2012, an increase of 12% or $566,000 from June 30, 2012.
- Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 increased 6% to $2.89 million compared to $2.73 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
- Gross margin for the quarter was 41% as compared to 40% in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
- EBITDA increased 379% to $341,000 compared to $71,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Jim Gaynor, President and Chief Executive Officer of LightPath, commented, “LightPath continues to execute on its business plan with improved bookings, revenue, gross margin, EBITDA and net income in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the first quarter last year. The Company’s ability to serve diverse markets has resulted in steady growth in our precision molded optics business, with higher volumes of both custom lenses and lower-cost lenses. We see the initial signs of market recovery for our industrial tools, which posted revenue growth of 30 percent in the quarter, as order volumes and customer count increased. Gross margin improved as a result of cost reductions such as glass conversion to lower cost materials and lower material prices. We committed $171,000 during the quarter in investment to fund our anti-reflective coating cost reduction project which remains a point of our differentiation and value proposition. We also continued developing our infrared product line which we believe will play a material role in the company’s growth in future quarters.”
Mr. Gaynor added, “LightPath has continued to grow during a period in which the markets we participate in have been weak, and have grown our backlog for three consecutive quarters. Our product offerings, which serve a diverse group of end-markets, have found growth opportunities for our core business in precision molded optics and are building a presence in the infrared market. We will continue to work hard to ensure that we are positioned to capitalize on the many opportunities we see ahead for our products and technology. Subsequent to the quarter’s end we announced a new licensing deal in Asia with New HuaGuang Information Materials Company, Ltd., a major optics supplier in China for our GRADIUM® product line. This license will broaden the exposure of our GRADIUM® products in Asia and will continue to expand LightPath’s distribution network.”
Financial Results for Three Months Ended September 30, 2012
Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 totaled approximately $2.89 million compared to approximately $2.73 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of 6%. This increase was primarily attributable to increases in sales of custom optics and an increase in our industrial tool products offset by slightly lower sales volumes in our collimator and GRADIUM® product lines. Growth in sales for the next several quarters is expected to be derived primarily from the precision molded lens product line, with an initial recovery in low cost lenses being sold in Asia and from new business with penetration into imaging applications. Infrared products, now being designed and introduced are expected to accelerate the Company’s growth more meaningfully beginning in the second half of fiscal 2013 and continuing in fiscal 2014.
The gross margin percentage in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was 41%, compared to 40% for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Total manufacturing costs of $1.71 million increased by approximately $63,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year due to an increase of $163,000 in direct costs associated with the infrared project partially offset by lower fixed and tooling costs. Direct costs overall, which include material, labor and services, were 22% of revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, as compared to 29% of revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, total costs and expenses decreased by approximately $88,000 compared to the same period of the prior year. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $982,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Total operating loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 improved to approximately $27,000 compared to $209,000 for the same period in fiscal 2012.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2013 we recognized a gain of approximately $96,000 related to the change in the fair value of derivative warrants issued in our June 2012 private placement. This fair value will be re-measured each reporting period throughout the five year life of the warrants or until exercised.
Investment and other income increased by approximately $28,000 to $63,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 from approximately $35,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. In the first quarter of fiscal 2013 we sold a technology license for our GRADIUM® product line in Asia and recognized the first milestone of that agreement.
Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $101,000 or $0.01 per basic and diluted common share, compared with a net loss of $198,000 or $0.02 per basic and diluted common share for the same period in fiscal 2012. Weighted-average basic shares outstanding increased to 11,771,392 in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to 9,746,107 in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 which is primarily due to the issuance of shares of common stock in the June 2012 private placement, shares issued for the payment of interest on our convertible debentures and the shares issued for our employee stock purchase plan.
Cash and cash equivalents totaled approximately $2.16 million as of September 30, 2012. The current ratio as of September 30, 2012 was 2.26 to 1 compared to 3.59 to 1 as of June 30, 2012. The change was primarily due to our convertible debt moving from long term to short term debt. Total stockholders’ equity as of September 30, 2012 totaled approximately $4.25 million compared to $4.02 million as of June 30, 2012.
As of September 30, 2012, our 12-month backlog was $5.46 million compared to $4.89 million as of June 30, 2012.
Investor Conference Call and Webcast Details:
LightPath will host an audio conference call and webcast on Thursday, November 8th at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss the Company’s financial and operational performance for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.
Conference Call Details
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time: 4:30 p.m. (ET)
Dial-in Number: 1-800-860-2442
International Dial-in Number: 1-412-858-4600
It is recommended that participants dial-in approximately 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the 4:30 p.m. call. A transcript archive of the webcast will be available for viewing or download on the company web site shortly after the call is concluded.
About LightPath Technologies
LightPath manufactures optical products including precision molded aspheric optics, GRADIUM® glass products, proprietary collimator assemblies, laser components utilizing proprietary automation technology, higher-level assemblies and packing solutions. The Company’s products are used in various markets, including industrial, medical, defense, test and measurement and telecommunications. LightPath has a strong patent portfolio that has been granted or licensed to it in these fields. For more information visit www.lightpath.com.
The discussions of our results as presented in this release include use of non-GAAP terms “EBITDA” and “gross margin.” Gross margin is determined by deducting the cost of sales from operating revenue. Cost of sales includes manufacturing direct and indirect labor, materials, services, fixed costs for rent, utilities and depreciation, and variable overhead. Gross margin should not be considered an alternative to operating income or net income, which is determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”). We believe that gross margin, although a non-GAAP financial measure is useful and meaningful to investors as a basis for making investment decisions. It provides investors with information that demonstrates our cost structure and provides funds for our total costs and expenses. We use gross margin in measuring the performance of our business and have historically analyzed and reported gross margin information publicly. Other companies may calculate gross margin in a different manner.
EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure used by management, lenders and certain investors as a supplemental measure in the evaluation of some aspects of a corporation’s financial position and core operating performance. Investors sometimes use EBITDA as it allows for some level of comparability of profitability trends between those businesses differing as to capital structure and capital intensity by removing the impacts of depreciation, amortization, and loss on extinguishment of debt and interest expense. EBITDA also does not include changes in major working capital items such as receivables, inventory and payables, which can also indicate a significant need for, or source of, cash. Since decisions regarding capital investment and financing and changes in working capital components can have a significant impact on cash flow, EBITDA is not a good indicator of a business’s cash flows. We use EBITDA for evaluating the relative underlying performance of the Company’s core operations and for planning purposes. We calculate EBITDA by adjusting net loss to exclude net interest expense, income tax expense or benefit, depreciation and amortization, thus the term “Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization” and the acronym “EBITDA.”
This news release includes statements that constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our ability to expand our presence in certain markets, future sales growth, continuing reductions in cash usage and implementation of new distribution channels. This information may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed by LightPath Technologies, Inc. in its public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we do not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Contacts: Jim Gaynor, President & CEO Dorothy Cipolla, CFO LightPath Technologies, Inc. LightPath Technologies, Inc. Tel: 407-382-4003 Tel: 407-382-4003 x305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Web: www.lightpath.com Web: www.lightpath.com Brett Maas, Managing Partner Hayden IR Tel: 646-536-7331 Email: Brett@haydenir.com Web: www.haydenir.com ---------------------
LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) September 30, June 30, Assets 2012 2012 ---- ---- Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $2,161,729 $2,354,087 Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of $6,596 and $18,214 2,082,146 2,133,079 Inventories, net 1,601,001 1,513,384 Other receivables 246,021 41,000 Prepaid interest expense 72,500 7,250 Prepaid expenses and other assets 297,185 201,459 Total current assets 6,460,582 6,250,259 Property and equipment, net 1,890,897 1,920,950 Intangible assets, net 60,048 68,265 Debt costs, net 3,016 3,882 Other assets 27,737 27,737 Total assets $8,442,280 $8,271,093 ========== ========== Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $1,170,915 $1,129,708 Accrued liabilities 110,611 183,910 Accrued payroll and benefits 486,880 386,234 Deferred revenue - 37,750 8% convertible debentures to related parties 1,012,500 - 8% convertible debentures, net of debt discount 75,000 - Capital lease obligation, current portion 3,602 3,602 Total current liabilities 2,859,508 1,741,204 Capital lease obligation, less current portion 6,003 6,903 Deferred rent 333,121 345,726 Derivative liability, warrant 991,512 1,087,296 8% convertible debentures to related parties - 1,012,500 8% convertible debentures - 75,000 ------ Total liabilities 4,190,144 4,268,629 --------- --------- Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock: Series D, $.01 par value, voting; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding - - Common stock: Class A, $.01 par value, voting; 40,000,000 shares authorized; 11,801,684 and 11,711,952 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 118,017 117,120 Additional paid-in capital 208,560,927 208,410,216 Accumulated other comphrehensive income 85,101 88,258 Accumulated deficit (204,511,909) (204,613,130) Total stockholders' equity 4,252,136 4,002,464 --------- --------- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $8,442,280 $8,271,093 ========== ==========
LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Unaudited) Three Months ended September 30, 2012 2011 ---- ---- Product sales, net $2,891,054 $2,733,125 Cost of sales 1,713,742 1,650,501 --------- --------- Gross margin 1,177,312 1,082,624 Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative 982,455 995,621 New product development 212,457 287,719 Amortization of intangibles 8,217 8,217 Loss on disposal of property and equipment 702 - Total costs and expenses 1,203,831 1,291,557 --------- --------- Operating loss (26,519) (208,933) Other income (expense): Interest expense (30,440) (23,420) Interest expense - debt costs (866) (800) Change in fair value of derivative warrant 95,784 - Other income, net 63,262 34,706 Total other expense, net 127,740 10,486 Net income (loss) $101,221 $(198,447) ======== ========= Income (loss) per common share (basic) $0.01 (0.02) ===== ===== Number of shares used in per share calculation 11,771,902 9,746,107 ========== ========= (basic) Income (Loss) per common share (diluted) $0.01 $(0.02) ===== ====== Number of shares used in per share calculation 12,698,704 9,746,107 ========== ========= (diluted) Foreign currency translation adjustment (3,157) 11,856 ------ Comprehensive income (loss) $98,064 (186,591) ======= ========
LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) Three Months ended September 30, ------------- 2012 2011 ---- ---- Cash flows from operating activities Net income (loss) $101,221 $(198,447) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 208,637 245,438 Interest from amortization of debt costs 866 800 Loss on disposal of property and equipment 702 - Stock based compensation 60,814 64,546 Change in provision for doubtful accounts receivable (623) - Change in fair value of warrant laibility (95,784) - Deferred rent (12,605) (28,657) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Trade accounts receivables 51,556 (236,935) Other receivables (205,021) 30,943 Inventories (87,617) (195,552) Prepaid expenses and other assets (73,976) 2,746 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 68,554 432,467 Deferred revenue (37,750) - ------- Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (21,026) 117,349 ------- ------- Cash flows from investing activities Purchase of property and equipment (171,069) (347,228) Net cash used in investing activities (171,069) (347,228) -------- -------- Cash flows from financing activities Proceeds from sale of common stock from employee stock purchase plan 3,794 7,871 Deferred costs associated with equity financing - (25,000) Payments on capital lease obligation (900) - ---- --- Net cash provided by financing activities 2,894 (17,129) Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents (3,157) 11,856 ------ ------ Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (192,358) (235,152) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 2,354,087 928,900 --------- ------- Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $2,161,729 $693,748 ========== ======== Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information: Interest paid in cash $1,380 $ - Income taxes paid 1,736 1,755 Supplemental disclosure of non- cash investing & financing activities: Accrued deferred costs associated with equity financing - 32,139 Prepaid interest on convertible debentures through the issuance of common stock 87,000 87,000
LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Consolidated Statement of Stockholders' Equity Three Months ended September 30, 2012 (Unaudited) Accumulated Class A Additional Other Total Common Stock Paid-in Comprehensive Accumulated Stockholders' Shares Amount Capital Income Deficit Equity ------ ------ ------- ------ ------- ------ Balance at June 30, 2012 11,711,952 $117,120 $208,410,216 $88,258 $(204,613,130) $4,002,464 Issuance of common stock for: Employee stock purchase plan 5,261 53 3,741 - - 3,794 Interest payment on convertible debentures 84,471 844 86,156 - - 87,000 Stock based compensation on stock options and restricted stock units - - 60,814 - - 60,814 Net income - - - - 101,221 101,221 Foreign currency translation adjustment - - - (3,157) - (3,157) Balance at September 30, 2012 11,801,684 $118,017 $208,560,927 $85,101 $(204,511,909) $4,252,136 ========== ======== ============ ======= ============= ==========
LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. EBITDA (Unaudited) Three months ended September 30, 2012 2011 ---- ---- Net income (loss) $101,221 $(198,447) Depreciation and amortization 208,637 245,438 Interest expense 31,306 24,220 EBITDA $341,164 $71,211 ======== =======
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