RELM Wireless Reports 2015 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Results

Year-End Backlog Reaches $20.3 Million Driven by TSA Awards

Mar 02, 2016, 16:30 ET from RELM Wireless Corporation

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) today announced financial and operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

For the year ended December 31, 2015, sales totaled approximately $29.7 million, compared with approximately $31.0 million for 2014.  Net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 totaled approximately $1.0 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared with $1.6 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the prior year.

Gross profit margin for 2015 was 41.3% of sales, versus 42.6% of sales in the previous year.  Selling, general and administrative expenses totaled approximately $10.9 million (36.5% of sales) in 2015, compared with approximately $10.7 million (34.4% of sales) in 2014.

For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015, sales increased 28.2% to approximately $7.0 million, compared with $5.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2014.  Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 was approximately $213,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of approximately ($180,000) or ($0.01) per diluted share for the same quarter in 2014. 

Gross profit margin for the fourth quarter 2015 was 39.3% of sales, compared with 43.8% of sales for the fourth quarter 2014.  Selling, general and administrative expenses totaled approximately $2.4 million (35.2% of sales) for the fourth quarter 2015, compared with approximately $2.5 million (46.5% of sales) for the fourth quarter 2014.

The Company had approximately $23.9 million in working capital as of December 31, 2015, of which $8.8 million was comprised of cash and trade receivables.  This compares with working capital of $25.1 million as of December 31, 2014, of which $14.6 million was comprised of cash and trade receivables.  As of December 31, 2015 the Company had no borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility.

RELM President and Chief Executive Officer David Storey commented, "Through most of the first nine months we experienced general softness in the federal, state and local government markets, and in our legacy strongholds in the wildland firefighting agencies.  September ended, however, with an announced landmark award totaling $26.2 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration.   This award did not impact sales in 2015 as the deployments at over 400 airports were scheduled.  Shipments commenced during the first quarter of 2016, and we anticipate fulfilling the firm delivery orders totaling $15.5 million during the first three quarters of 2016.  The precise impact to sales revenue in any particular quarter is not known with certainty.  Implementation teams from RELM and TSA are collaborating to make this program an unqualified success."

Mr. Storey continued, "Meanwhile, in the fourth quarter we experienced some sales improvements driven in part by state and international opportunities.  We also announced several orders in the first quarter of 2016.  Looking ahead, we believe the pipeline of sales prospects is promising. With that in mind, we are continuing to invest in our sales and engineering team, adding resources and talent to execute our plans for some exciting new products and technological capabilities, and to better execute our sales growth objectives."

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call and webcast for investors at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, March 3, 2016.  Shareholders and other interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 877-407-8031 (international/local participants dial 201-689-8031) and asking to be connected to the "RELM Wireless Corporation Conference Call" a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on March 3, 2016.  The call will also be webcast at http://www.relm.com.  Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download any necessary software to listen to the Internet webcast.  An online archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 30 days following the call at http://www.relm.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available one hour after the completion of the call until March 13, 2016, by dialing 877-660-6853 (international/local participants dial 201-612-7415) and entering the conference ID# 13628716.  

About APCO Project 25 (P25)

APCO Project 25 (P25), which requires interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer, was established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  The shift toward interoperability gained momentum as a result of significant communications failures in critical emergency situations.  RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.

About RELM Wireless Corporation

As an American Manufacturer for almost 70 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced high-specification two-way communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.  Advances include a broad new line of leading digital two-way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications.  RELM's products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900.  The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE MKT market under the symbol "RWC".

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995.  These forward-looking statements concern the Company's operations, economic performance and financial condition and are based largely on the Company's beliefs and expectations.  These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such factors and risks include, among others, the following: changes or advances in technology; the success of our LMR product line; competition in the land mobile radio industry; general economic and business conditions, including federal, state and local government budget deficits and spending limitations; the availability, terms and deployment of capital; reliance on contract manufacturers and suppliers; heavy reliance on sales to agencies of the U.S. government; our ability to utilize deferred tax assets; retention of executive officers and key personnel; our ability to manage our growth; government regulation; business with manufacturers located in other countries; our inventory and debt levels; protection of our intellectual property rights; acts of war or terrorism; any infringement claims; maintenance of our NYSE MKT listing; and the effect on our stock price and ability to raise equity capital of future sales of shares of our common stock. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are stated in more detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC.  These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

 

(Financial Tables To Follow)

 

RELM WIRELESS CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

















Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


(Unaudited)






12/31/2015


12/31/2014


12/31/2015


12/31/2014









Sales, net

$     6,950


$     5,420


$    29,722


$    30,971









Expenses:








Cost of products

4,222


3,045


17,440


17,784

Selling, general and administrative expenses

2,445


2,518


10,852


10,659

Total expenses

6,667


5,563


28,292


28,443









Operating income (loss)

283


(143)


1,430


2,528









Other expense:








Net interest expense

0


1


1


1

Other expense

(83)


(1)


(45)


(6)









Income (loss) before income taxes

200


(143)


1,386


2,523









Income tax benefit (expense)

13


(37)


(345)


(900)









Net income (loss)

$        213


$       (180)


$     1,041


$     1,623

















Net earnings (loss) per share - basic

$       0.02


$      (0.01)


$       0.08


$       0.12

Net earnings (loss) per share - diluted

$       0.02


$      (0.01)


$       0.08


$       0.12









Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic

13,725


13,665


13,706


13,647

Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted

13,817


13,665


13,848


13,755

 

 

RELM WIRELESS CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In Thousands, Except Share Data)








 December 31, 


 December 31, 



2015


2014






ASSETS




Current assets:





Cash & cash equivalents

$              4,669


$          11,363


Trade accounts receivable, net

4,122


3,266


Inventories, net

16,282


12,112


Prepaid expenses & other current assets

3,081


1,921

Total current assets

28,154


28,662






Property, plant and equipment, net

1,840


1,282

Available-for-sale securities

3,402


-

Deferred tax assets, net

5,461


6,033

Capitalized software, net

370


753

Other assets

222


256






Total assets

$            39,449


$          36,986






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:





Accounts payable

$              2,285


$           1,403


Accrued compensation and related taxes

1,136


1,246


Accrued warranty expense

538


384


Accrued other expenses and other current liabilities

168


217


Deferred revenue

136


291

Total current liabilities

4,263


3,541






Deferred revenue

366


212

Total liabilities

4,629


3,753






Commitments and contingencies









Stockholders' equity:





Preferred stock; $1.00 par value; 1,000,000 authorized





shares, none issued or outstanding.

-


-


Common stock; $0.60 par value; 20,000,000 authorized





shares; 13,730,562 and 13,665,087 issued and outstanding shares





at December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

8,238


8,199


Additional paid-in capital

24,926


24,816


Unrealized gain on investment securities

397


-


Retained earnings

1,259


-

Total stockholders' equity

34,820


33,015






Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$            39,449


$          36,768






 

SOURCE RELM Wireless Corporation



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