COPPELL, Texas, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Costar Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC Markets Group: CSTI), reported its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 that have been reviewed by the independent accounting firm McGladrey LLP.
- Net income of $409 and earnings per diluted share of $0.26, for the three months ended September 30, 2014, as compared to $1,050 and earnings per diluted share of $0.69 in the same period last year.
- Net income of $2,471 and earnings per diluted share of $1.59, for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, as compared to $1,050 and earnings per diluted share of $1.38 in the same period last year.
- Sales increased 4% for the third quarter of 2014 and 15% for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to the same periods for 2013.
- Strong operating cash flow enabled the Company to reduce its indebtedness to Bank of Texas from $5,705 to $4,616 during the three months ended September 30, 2014.
James Pritchett, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We remain excited with the CohuHD acquisition (June 6, 2014) as we integrate the two companies. The Q3 results for CohuHD were very promising as they approach the end of year spending associated with city, state and federal budgets."
Mr. Pritchett added that "Severe delays caused by International Longshore & Warehouse Union slowdowns, equipment and driver shortages have delayed Costar's regularly scheduled quarterly shipments in excess of $1,000. Delays are expected to continue for 4-6 weeks before they return to normal."
"We continue to invest in improving customer service practices, increasing trade show exposure, and expanding into new geographical regions to grow our business and create long-term value for our shareholders," said Mr. Pritchett.
Financial Results, Third Quarter of 2014 as Compared to Third Quarter of 2013
Revenue for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $8,976, as compared to revenue of $8,617 for the third quarter of the prior year, an increase of 4%. The Company's new subsidiary, CohuHD, generated approximately $4,244 in revenue during the period. Revenue in the third quarter of 2013 was elevated by approximately $3,000 due to large restocking orders and increased remodels.
Gross profit for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $3,633. This compares to gross profit of $2,566 for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 42%. The majority of the increase in gross profit percentage was due to the acquisition of CohuHD.
Selling, general and administrative expenses from operations for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $2,413. This compares to selling, general and administrative expenses from operations of $1,506 for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 60%. The majority of the $907 increase was due CohuHD. The Company also incurred $153 in transaction and related expense directly tied to the acquisition of CohuHD.
Net income for the third quarter of 2014 was approximately $409, or $0.26 diluted earnings per share compared to $1,050, or $0.69 diluted earnings per share in the prior year period. CohuHD contributed approximately $511 toward the Company's profits in the 2014 quarter.
Financial Results, Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 as Compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013
Revenue from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $25,559, an increase of 15% as compared to revenue of $22,145 for the same period last year. CohuHD accounted for $5,972 of the increase.
Gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $9,569. This compares to gross profit of $6,544 for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.
Selling, general and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $5,805 compared to $4,435 for the same period in 2013, an increase of 31%. The majority of the increase, along with the engineering and development expense of $734 and the transaction and related expenses of $397, related to CohuHD.
Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was approximately $2,471, or $1.59 diluted earnings per share, as compared to net income for the same period in 2013 of $2,084, or $1.38 diluted earnings per share.
The Company's outside independent auditors completed their analysis of the Company's financial condition. The Independent Auditor's Review Report, including financial statements and applicable footnote disclosures, is available on our website at www.costartechnologies.com.
About Costar Technologies, Inc.
Costar Technologies, Inc. develops, designs and distributes a range of security solution products including surveillance cameras, lenses, digital video recorders and high-speed domes. The Company also develops, designs and distributes industrial vision products to observe repetitive production and assembly lines, thereby increasing efficiency by detecting faults in the production process. Headquartered in Coppell, Texas, the Company's shares currently trade on the OTC Markets Group under the ticker symbol "CSTI".
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SOURCE Costar Technologies, Inc.