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Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. Announces Operating Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months of Fiscal Year 2019

65 Days ago

GARDNER, Mass., May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (OTCQB: PEYE) (the “Company”) today announced operating results on an unaudited basis for its fiscal year 2019 third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2019.

Financial highlights include:

  • Revenues of $1,386,000 in the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to $736,000 in the same quarter of the prior year, representing 88% growth;
  • Revenues of $4,424,000 in the nine months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $2,577,000 in the same nine month period of the prior year, representing 72% growth;
  • Improved gross margin of 33% in the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to 24% in the preceding quarter ended December 31, 2018;
  • 208% and 264% increase in production revenues in the quarter and nine month periods ended March 31, 2019 as compared to the same periods of the prior year;
  • 15% increase in production revenues in the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to the preceding quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Precision Optics’ CEO, Joseph Forkey, commented, "I am pleased with the results of the quarter which show strong year-over-year revenue growth and improvements in many key aspects of our business. Our strategic decision to work closely with a number of key medical device and defense companies at the very early design stage of projects over the last number of years, is beginning to pay off.  Production revenues increased for the third quarter in a row, reflecting the ongoing success of the three development projects that transitioned to production during the last year.  We have strong indications that all three will continue beyond current orders through this calendar year and into the future.  Our gross margin for the quarter recovered nicely to a level of 33% compared to the previous quarter’s gross margin of 24%.  This was due in large part to our focus on margin improvement and we believe the opportunity remains to drive margins higher in the future."

Dr. Forkey continued, "Our pipeline continues to advance with a number of projects moving closer to commercialization that could drive growth over the coming years. We see large market opportunities for our products and services and so have begun to invest in an expansion of our sales, engineering and manufacturing resources.  These investments will add capacity to our unique complement of specialized, vertically integrated, in-house skills and capabilities that allow us to take a project from the conception and design phase all the way through to volume production.  Our recent results have validated our confidence in the growth of markets for micro-imaging and 3D imaging in medical systems and in our ability to ‘enable’ the next generation of technologies, which continues to be a key differentiator for Precision Optics.  We look forward to driving ongoing revenue growth and profitably scaling our operations into the future."

The following table summarizes the third quarter and nine month results for the periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited):

  Three Months Ended
March 31,
    Nine Months Ended
March 31,
 
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
Revenues $ 1,386,454     $ 735,597     $ 4,423,763     $ 2,577,116  
                               
Gross Profit   455,936       236,153       1,274,165       923,117  
                               
Total Operating Expenses   536,115       514,976       1,778,731       1,290,053  
                               
Operating Loss   (80,179 )     (278,823 )     (504,566 )     (366,936 )
                               
Net Loss   (80,483 )     (279,271 )     (505,716 )     (386,382 )
                               
Loss Per Share:                              
Basic and Diluted $ (0.01 )   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.04   $ (0.04
                               
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:                              
Basic and Diluted   12,020,328       10,095,139       11,294,902       9,724,904  
                               

Quarterly Conference Call Details
The Company has scheduled a conference call to discuss the fiscal third quarter 2019 financial results for Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-844-826-3042 toll free from the U.S., or 1-412-317-5187 for international callers, and ask to be connected to the Precision Optics Corporation conference call.

An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call and will be made available until May 22, 2019. The audio replay can be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 toll free from the U.S., or 1-412-317-0088 for international callers, and entering Replay Access Code 10130914.

About Precision Optics Corporation
Precision Optics Corporation enables innovation in minimally invasive surgery, diagnostics and treatment through optics and photonics. Precision Optics Corporation has been a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced optical instruments since 1982. Using proprietary optical technologies, the Company designs and produces next generation medical instruments, Microprecision™ micro-optics with characteristic dimensions less than 1 millimeter, and other advanced optical systems for market-leading medical device companies. The Company’s innovative medical instrumentation line includes state-of-the-art endoscopes and endocouplers as well as custom illumination and imaging products for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures. The Company believes that current advances in its proprietary micro-optics and 3D imaging technologies present significant opportunities for expanding applications to numerous potential medical products and procedures. The Company’s website is www.poci.com. Investors can find Real-Time Quotes and market information for the Company on www.otcmarkets.com/stock/PEYE/quote.

About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express the Company’s intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements related to the Company’s future activities or future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s business based, in part, on assumptions made by the Company’s management. These statements are not guarantees of future performances and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those risks discussed in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K and in other documents that we file from time to time with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.   

Company Contact:
Precision Optics Corporation
22 East Broadway
Gardner, Massachusetts, 01440-3338
Telephone: 978-630-1800

Following are the Company’s consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2018, and statements of operations for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 and statements of cash flows for the nine months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited):

PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)

    March 31,
2019
    June 30,
2018
 
ASSETS                
CURRENT ASSETS                
Cash and Cash Equivalents   $ 1,352,767     $ 402,738  
Accounts Receivable, net     826,828       796,923  
Inventories, net     1,129,846       1,144,068  
Prepaid Expenses     139,438       70,991  
Total Current Assets     3,448,879       2,414,720  
                 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT                
Machinery and Equipment     2,586,359       2,511,638  
Leasehold Improvements     590,641       553,596  
Furniture and Fixtures     148,303       148,303  
      3,325,303       3,213,537  
                 
Less: Accumulated Depreciation and Amortization     (3,187,533 )     (3,164,051 )
Net Fixed Assets     137,770       49,486  
                 
Patents, net     49,807       47,275  
                 
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 3,636,456     $ 2,511,481  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
CURRENT LIABILITIES                
Current Portion of Capital Lease Obligation   $ 9,416     $ 8,962  
Accounts Payable     644,729       704,450  
Customer Advances     258,928       857,842  
Accrued Employee Compensation     194,354       238,590  
Accrued Professional Services     65,000       98,000  
Accrued Warranty Expense     25,000       25,000  
Total Current Liabilities     1,197,427       1,932,844  
                 
Capital Lease Obligation, net of current portion     7,481       14,601  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Common Stock, $0.01 par value - Authorized - 50,000,000 shares; Issued and Outstanding – 12,038,139 shares at March 31, 2019 and 10,197,139 shares at June 30, 2018     120,382       101,972  
Additional Paid-in Capital     47,839,004       45,484,186  
Accumulated Deficit     (45,527,838 )     (45,022,122 )
Total Stockholders’ Equity     2,431,548       564,036  
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $ 3,636,456     $ 2,511,481  
                 

PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED
MARCH 31, 2019 AND 2018
(UNAUDITED)

  Three Months
Ended March 31,
    Nine Months
Ended March 31,
 
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
Revenues $ 1,386,454     $ 735,597     $ 4,423,763     $ 2,577,116  
                               
Cost of Goods Sold   930,518       499,444       3,149,598       1,653,999  
Gross Profit   455,936       236,153       1,274,165       923,117  
                               
Research and Development Expenses, net   121,640       126,365       347,851       334,823  
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses   414,475       388,611       1,430,880       955,230  
Total Operating Expenses   536,115       514,976       1,778,731       1,290,053  
                               
Operating Loss   (80,179 )     (278,823 )     (504,566 )     (366,936 )
                               
Interest Expense   (304 )     (448 )     (1,150 )     (1,446 )
                               
Net Loss $ (80,483 )   $ (279,271 )   $ (505,716 )   $ (368,382 )
                               
Loss Per Share:                              
Basic and Diluted $ (0.01 )   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.04 )
                               
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:                              
Basic and Diluted   12,020,328       10,095,139       11,294,902       9,724,904  
                               

PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED
MARCH 31, 2019 AND 2018
(UNAUDITED)

  Nine Months
Ended March 31,
 
  2019     2018  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:              
Net Loss $ (505,716   $ (368,382 )
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Loss to Net Used In Operating Activities -              
Depreciation and Amortization   23,482       21,728  
Stock-based Compensation Expense   356,103       42,002  
Non-cash Consulting Expense         6,588  
Bad Debt Expense         113,750  
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities -              
Accounts Receivable, net   (29,905     (224,367 )
Inventories, net   14,222       (68,973 )
Prepaid Expenses   (68,447     (32,645 )
Accounts Payable   (59,721     (12,379 )
Customer Advances   (598,914     441,204  
Accrued Liabilities   (85,236 )     (25,308 )
Net Cash Used In Operating Activities   (954,132 )     (106,782 )
               
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:              
Additional Patent Costs   (2,532     (17,189 )
Purchases of Property and Equipment   (111,766 )      
Net Cash Used In Investing Activities   (114,298 )     (17,189 )
               
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:              
Payment of Capital Lease Obligation   (6,666 )     (6,242 )
Gross Proceeds from Private Placement of Common Stock   2,000,000       210,001  
Proceeds from Exercise of Stock Purchase Warrants         6,667  
Proceeds from Exercise of Stock Options   29,375        
Private Placement Expense Paid    (4,250 )     (2,963 )
Net Cash Provided From Financing Activities   2,018,459       207,463  
               
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS   950,029       83,492  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD   402,738       118,405  
               
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD $ 1,352,767     $ 201,897  
               
               
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:              
Cash Paid for Income Taxes $ 912     $ 912  
               
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH FINANCING AND INVESTING ACTIVITIES:              
Issuance of Common Stock in Settlement of Accounts Payable $     $ 40,000  
Offering Costs Included in Accrued Liabilities $ 8,000     $  
               

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