2014

TechPrecision Corporation Reports Second Quarter of Fiscal 2014 SG&A Expenses Decrease by 23% from the Year-Ago Quarter and by 16% Sequentially

Backlog Stands at $17.5 Million Compared to $16.4 Million as of March 31, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TechPrecision Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: TPCS) ("TechPrecision" or "the Company"), an industry leading global manufacturer of precision, large-scale fabricated and machined metal components and tested systems with customers in the naval/maritime, energy and precision industrial sectors, today reported financial results for the second quarter and first six month period of fiscal year 2014, the periods ended September 30, 2013.

Financial Summary

  • Second quarter fiscal 2014 revenues were $5.2 million, reflecting a decrease of $2.9 million or 36% from $8.1 million reported for the second quarter last year
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 decreased by 23% or $0.4 million to $1.5 million from $1.9 million in the same quarter last year. Sequentially, SG&A expenses decreased by 16% from $1.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013
  • Net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was ($0.8) million compared to a net loss of approximately ($45,000) in second quarter of last year
  • Revenues for the first six months of fiscal 2014 were $12.3 million reflecting a decrease of $2.9 million or 19% compared to $15.2 million for the first six months of the prior year
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first half of fiscal 2014 decreased by 17% or $0.7 million to $3.2 million from $3.9 million in the same quarter last year.
  • Net loss for the first half of fiscal 2014 was ($2.2) million compared to a net loss of ($751,000) for the first half of the prior fiscal year

"This was a challenging quarter for us, as legacy issues continued to impact our operations, customer order mix and our financial results," commented Len Anthony, TechPrecision's Executive Chairman. "Our entire management team is working to put these legacy issues and associated contract losses behind us. We remain upbeat about the potential inherent opportunities in each of the verticals we serve, and quotation activity remains high. We are optimistic that we will eliminate the drag on earnings from contract losses in the near term, and see more normalized production volumes and margins as we move into calendar 2014. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, we received an $8.1 million purchase order for volume production of sapphire chambers for an existing customer, and this order will help fill existing capacity at our Ranor facility."

"Our cost reduction initiatives are already producing results," continued Mr. Anthony. "Sequentially, SG&A expenses decreased 16%. We continue to target profitability by the end of the fiscal year, positioning us for a significantly improved fiscal 2015."

Second Quarter 2014 Results

For the three months ended September 30, 2013, sales decreased 36% or $2.9 million to $5.2 million from $8.1 million in the year-ago period and decreased $1.9 million or 27% sequentially from $7.1 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2014. Gross margin was 14.0%, or $0.7 million gross profit, in the second fiscal quarter of 2014 compared to a gross margin of 24.0%, or $1.9 million gross profit, in the same period last year. This sequentially compares with a gross profit of $0.4 million and 5.9% gross margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Gross margin in any reporting period is impacted by the mix of services we provide on projects completed within that period.  Selling, general and administrative expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 were $1.5 million as compared to $1.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.  Sequentially, selling general and administrative costs were 16% or $286,000 lower than selling, general and administrative expense reported for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Net loss was $(0.8) million or ($0.04) per basic and fully diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 as compared to a net loss of ($45,000) or ($0.00) per basic and fully diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Six Months Year-to-Date Financial Results

For the six months ended September 30, 2013, revenue decreased $2.9 million or 19% to $12.3 million from $15.2 million for the same period last year.   Revenues from the Company's China subsidiary were $0.2 million during the first six months of fiscal 2014 compared with $1.6 million for the first half of last year. Gross margin for the first half of fiscal 2014 was $1.1 million or 9% compared to gross margin of $3.0 million or 20% for the first half of the prior year.  Gross profit for the six months ended September 30, 2013 was lower due contract losses of $1.5 million recognized during the period. Selling, general and administrative expenses for first half fiscal 2014 were $3.2 million as compared to $3.9 million for the same period in 2012, reflecting a decrease of $670,000 or 17% over the previous year. Net loss was ($2.2) million or ($0.11) per share basic and fully diluted for the year-to-date period as compared to a net loss of ($751,000) or ($0.04) per share basic and fully diluted share for the same six month period last year.

The Company completed the first half of fiscal 2014 with a backlog of $17.5 million compared to a backlog of $16.4 million at March 31, 2013 and $26.1 million at September 30, 2012.  The Company's backlog at September 30, 2012 included $1.9 million of orders for production from its China subsidiary while its backlog at September 30, 2013 included only $0.8 million for production from its China subsidiary.   On November 13, 2013, the Company received an $8.1 million purchase order for the production of sapphire furnaces with deliveries scheduled through the first half of calendar year 2014. 

Balance Sheet

At September 30, 2013, TechPrecision had working capital of $1.6 million as compared with working capital of $3.1 million at March 31, 2013, a decrease of $1.5 million. Cash used by operations was ($0.62) million for the six months ended September 30, 2013 as compared to cash provided by operations of $78,000 for the six months ended September 30, 2012. As of September 30, 2013, the Company had $1.53 million in cash and cash equivalents, down $1.54 million compared to the balance at March 31, 2013. Stockholders' equity decreased 19% to $8.2 million compared to $10.1 million at March 31, 2013.

Teleconference Information

The Company will hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) time on November 14, 2013. To participate in the live conference call, please dial 1-888-846-5003 five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time.  International callers should dial 1-480-629-9856. When prompted by the operator, mention Conference Passcode 4649186.

A replay will be available for one week starting on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the replay, dial 1-877-870-5176 or 1-858-384-5517. When prompted, enter Conference Passcode 4649186.

The call will also be available live by webcast at TechPrecision Corporation's website, www.techprecision.com, and will also be available over the Internet and accessible at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=106805.

About TechPrecision Corporation

TechPrecision Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ranor, Inc., and Wuxi Critical Mechanical Components Co., Ltd., globally manufactures large-scale, metal fabricated and machined precision components and equipment. These products are used in a variety of markets including: alternative energy (Solar and Wind), medical, nuclear, defense, industrial, and aerospace to name a few. TechPrecision's goal is to be an end-to-end global service provider to its customers by furnishing customized and integrated "turn-key" solutions for completed products requiring custom fabrication and machining, assembly, inspection and testing. To learn more about the Company, please visit the corporate website at http://www.techprecision.com. Information on the Company's website or any other website does not constitute a part of this press release.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of the Company and its subsidiary companies. These forward looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," expects" or similar expressions. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including recurring operating losses and the availability of appropriate financing facilities impacting our ability to continue as a going concern,  our ability to change the composition of our revenues and effectively reduce operating expenses, the Company's ability to generate business from long-term contracts rather than individual purchase orders, its dependence upon a limited number of customers, its ability to successfully bid on projects, and other risks discussed in the company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors other than as required under the securities laws. The Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

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TECHPRECISION CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)



September 30, 2013


March 31, 2013

ASSETS

Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,532,026



$

3,075,376

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $25,010 in 2013 and 2012



2,690,517




4,330,637

Costs incurred on uncompleted contracts, in excess of progress billings



5,064,036




4,298,293

Inventories- raw materials



355,168




354,516

Income taxes receivable



374,030




374,030

Current deferred taxes



255,765




255,765

Other current assets



1,388,393




1,578,484

     Total current assets



11,659,935




14,267,101

Property, plant and equipment, net



6,907,282




7,300,248

     Total assets


$

18,567,217



$

21,567,349









LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:








Current liabilities:

Accounts payable


$

1,247,729



$

2,537,060

Contract loss provision



1,697,975




270,172

Accrued expenses



803,961




1,604,752

Accrued taxes payable



232,624




232,624

Deferred revenues



677,907




253,813

Short-term debt



--




500,000

Current maturity of long-term debt



5,418,227




5,784,479

     Total current liabilities



10,078,423




11,182,900

Long-term debt, including capital leases



43,532




31,108

Noncurrent deferred taxes



255,765




255,765









Stockholders' Equity:








Preferred stock- par value $.0001 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized, of which 9,890,980 are designated as Series A Preferred Stock, with 5,532,998 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2013 and March 31, 2013, (liquidation preference of $1,576,904 at September 30, 2013 and March 31, 2013)



1,310,206




1,310,206

Common stock -par value $.0001 per share, authorized, 90,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, 19,956,871 shares at September 30, 2013 and March 31, 2013



1,996




1,996

Additional paid in capital



5,290,840




5,076,552

Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(101,210)




(221,418)

Retained earnings



1,687,665




3,930,240

     Total stockholders' equity



8,189,497




10,097,576

     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

18,567,217



$

21,567,349

 

TECHPRECISION CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)




Three months ended

September 30


Six months ended

September 30



2013


2012


2013


2012

Net sales


$

5,195,795


$

8,078,552

$

12,292,487


$ 15,224,291

Cost of sales



4,468,523



6,140,187


11,144,972


12,180,487

Gross profit



727,272



1,938,365


1,147,515


3,043,804

Selling, general and administrative 



1,484,487



1,924,079


3,254,569


3,924,599

(Loss) income from operations



(757,215)



14,286


(2,107,054)


(880,795)

  Other income, expense



6,985



2,558


(567)


2,511

  Interest expense



(67,646)



(74,394)


(137,773)


(154,485)

  Interest income



(794)



1,188


2,819


2,881

Total other expense, net



(61,455)



(70,648)


(135,521)


(149,093)

Loss before income taxes



(818,670)



(56,362)


(2,242,575)


(1,029,888)

Income tax benefit



--



(11,342)


--


(278,599)

Net loss


$

(818,670)



$    (45,020)

$

(2,242,575)


$    (751,289)

Net loss per share (basic)


$

(0.04)


$

(0.00)

$

(0.11)


$          (0.04)

Net loss per share (diluted)


$

(0.04)


$

(0.00)

$

(0.11)


$          (0.04)

Weighted average number of shares outstanding (basic)



19,956,871



18,696,846


19,956,871


18,614,112

Weighted average number of shares outstanding (diluted)



19,956,871



18,696,846


19,956,871


18,614,112

 

TECHPRECISION CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)




Six Months Ended September 30,



2013



2012

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES






Net loss


$

(2,242,575)



$

(751,289)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:








Depreciation and amortization



478,902




415,429

Stock based compensation expense



214,287




282,719

Deferred income taxes



--




(282,020)

Provision for contract losses



1,427,803




83,196

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable



1,644,073




219,289

Costs incurred on uncompleted contracts, in excess of progress billings



(765,743)




(948,192)

Inventories – raw materials



1,283




(202,361)

Other current assets



180,499




61,199

Taxes receivable



--




553,070

Other noncurrent assets



--




88,126

Accounts payable



(1,295,237)




664,632

Accrued expenses



(682,920)




(1,036,974)

Deferred revenues



423,547




931,453

     Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities



(616,081)




78,277









CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES








Purchases of property, plant and equipment



(53,941)




(75,109)

     Net cash used in investing activities



(53,941)




(75,109)









CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES








Repayment of debt



(875,278)




(683,928)

Net cash used in financing activities



(875,278)




(683,928)

Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents



1,950




(3,969)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents



(1,543,350)




(684,729)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period



3,075,376




2,823,485

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

1,532,026



$

2,138,756

 

Company Contact:

Investor Relations Contact:

Mr. Richard F. Fitzgerald

Hayden IR

Chief Financial Officer

Brett Maas

TechPrecision Corporation

Phone: 1-646-536-7331

Tel: 1-484-693-1702

Email: brett@haydenir.com

Email: Fitzgeraldr@techprecision.com

Website: www.haydenir.com

Website: www.techprecision.com


SOURCE TechPrecision Corporation



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