Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. Announces Operating Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months of Fiscal Year 2018

GARDNER, Mass., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (OTCQB:PEYE) (the “Company”) today announced operating results on an unaudited basis for its fiscal year 2018 third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2018.

Financial highlights include:

  • 6% increase in nine month revenues: $2,577,000 nine month fiscal 2018 revenues compared to nine month 2017 revenues of $2,434,000;
  • 25% decrease in three month revenues: $736,000 third quarter fiscal 2018 revenues compared to $983,000 in the third quarter of fiscal 2017;
  • Two production orders: Prepared to start deliveries against two production orders totaling approximately $2 million with deliveries beginning in fiscal 2018 fourth quarter;
  • Increased gross margins in Fiscal 2018: 32% and 36% gross margins in fiscal 2018 third quarter and nine months, respectively, compared to 28% and 24% in the same periods of fiscal 2017.

Commenting on the third quarter results, Joseph Forkey, Company CEO said, “The decrease in third quarter fiscal 2018 revenues resulted from a reduction in engineering services revenues, while production revenues in the third quarter were up by 9% over the prior year.  Overall, engineering service activity was strong in the third quarter with a similar number and size of engineering projects in process as compared to recent quarters.  The reduction in revenue was due in part to timing of revenue recognition tied to specific phases of long-term projects.  Improved gross margins throughout fiscal year 2018 compared to fiscal 2017 continued to demonstrate the efficiency of our operations and the optimized utilization of our production and engineering resources. Unfortunately, our operating expenses and net loss in the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 included $88,750 of bad debt expense resulting from one slow-paying customer for engineering services.  Collection issues with this customer also contributed to the reduction in engineering revenues recognized in the quarter.”

Dr. Forkey continued, “The long-range objective of our engineering projects is to assist our customers in their efforts to develop and market their medical devices and to ultimately provide us with long-term, ongoing production orders to manufacture those products. In the third quarter, we made good progress in our preparations to start shipping against manufacturing orders from two medical device customers totaling over $2 million and spanning the next twelve to eighteen months, depending on the rate of success of their product introductions to the market. We have now begun, in the fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, regular, scheduled deliveries against both of these orders. Also, we recently began shipments to another customer, of a highly complex optical assembly, used in a defense application, against a new purchase order that represents the first production pilot build for this project, which has been in development for the last couple years.  We believe that the success of these three projects in moving from development into production, combined with an ongoing robust engineering pipeline will result in increased revenues and improved financial performance in coming quarters.”

Quarterly Conference Call Details

The Company has scheduled a conference call to discuss the fiscal third quarter 2018 financial results for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 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, Corp. 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, 2018. 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 10120255.

About Precision Optics Corporation
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, MicroprecisionTM micro-optics with characteristic dimensions less than 1 millimeter, and other advanced optical systems for a broad range of customers including some of the largest global 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 to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report, except as required by law.   

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

Investor Contact:
PCG Advisory Group
Kirin M. Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Telephone: 646-863-6519
Email: Ksmith@PCGAdvisory.com
Website: www.PCGAdvisory.com

Following are the Company’s consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2018 and June 30, 2017, and statements of operations for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 and statements of cash flows for the nine months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 (unaudited):

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

    March 31,
2018
    June 30,
2017
 
ASSETS                
CURRENT ASSETS                
Cash and Cash Equivalents   $ 201,897     $ 118,405  
Accounts Receivable, net     579,165       468,548  
Inventories, net     1,124,420       1,055,447  
Prepaid Expenses     88,630       55,985  
Total Current Assets     1,994,112       1,698,385  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT                
Machinery and Equipment     2,507,190       2,507,190  
Leasehold Improvements     553,596       553,596  
Furniture and Fixtures     148,303       148,303  
      3,209,089       3,209,089  
                 
Less: Accumulated Depreciation and Amortization     (3,158,563 )     (3,136,835 )
Net Fixed Assets     50,526       72,254  
                 
Patents, net     47,275       30,086  
                 
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 2,091,913     $ 1,800,725  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
CURRENT LIABILITIES                
Current Portion of Capital Lease Obligation   $ 8,816     $ 8,391  
Accounts Payable     642,579       694,958  
Customer Advances     621,341       180,137  
Accrued Employee Compensation     159,975       189,783  
Accrued Professional Services     75,500       71,000  
Accrued Warranty Expense     25,000       25,000  
Other Accrued Liabilities     56,100       49,512  
Total Current Liabilities     1,589,311       1,218,781  
                 
Capital Lease Obligation, net of current portion     16,897       23,564  
                 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Common Stock, $0.01 par value – Authorized – 50,000,000 shares; Issued and Outstanding – 10,095,139 shares at March 31, 2018 and 8,872,916 shares at June 30, 2017     100,952       88,729  
Additional Paid-in Capital     45,423,867       45,140,383  
Accumulated Deficit     (45,039,114 )     (44,670,732 )
Total Stockholders’ Equity     485,705       558,380  
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $ 2,091,913     $ 1,800,725  
                 


PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED
MARCH 31, 2018 AND 2017
(UNAUDITED)

    Three Months
Ended March 31,
    Nine Months
Ended March 31,
 
    2018     2017     2018     2017  
Revenues   $ 735,597     $ 983,186     $ 2,577,116     $ 2,434,324  
                                 
Cost of Goods Sold     499,444       705,062       1,653,999       1,840,742  
Gross Profit     236,153       278,124       923,117       593,582  
                                 
Research and Development Expenses, net     126,365       122,313       334,823       358,520  
                                 
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses     388,611       318,581       955,230       1,003,590  
                                 
Gain on Sale of Assets                       (1,515 )
Total Operating Expenses     514,976       440,894       1,290,053       1,360,595  
                                 
Operating Loss     (278,823 )     (162,770 )     (366,936 )     (767,013 )
                                 
Interest Expense     (448 )     (583 )     (1,446 )     (1,843 )
                                 
Net Loss     (279,271 )     (163,353 )     (368,382 )     (768,856 )
                                 
Loss Per Share:                                
Basic   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.09 )
Diluted   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.02 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.09 )
                                 
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:                                
Basic     10,095,139       8,872,916       9,724,904       8,167,320  
Diluted     10,095,139       8,872,916       9,724,904       8,167,320  
                                 


PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED
MARCH 31, 2018 AND 2017
(UNAUDITED)

    Nine Months
Ended March 31,
 
    2018     2017  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                
Net Loss   $ (368,382 )   $ (768,856 )
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Loss to Net Cash Used In Operating Activities –                
Depreciation and Amortization     21,728       24,909  
Gain on Sale of Assets           (1,515 )
Stock-based Compensation Expense     42,002       154,743  
Non-cash Consulting Expense     6,588       13,500  
Bad Debt Expense     113,750       (18,377 )
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities –                
Accounts Receivable, net     (224,367 )     234,835  
Inventories, net     (68,973     10,229  
Prepaid Expenses     (32,645 )     (14,225 )
Accounts Payable     (12,379     (229,445 )
Customer Advances     441,204       69,421  
Accrued Liabilities     (25,308     (107,143 )
Net Cash Used In Operating Activities     (106,782     (631,924 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
Additional Patent Costs     (17,189 )     (5,848 )
Purchases of Property and Equipment           (27,719 )
Proceeds from Sale of Assets           1,515  
Net Cash Used In Investing Activities     (17,189 )     (32,052 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
Payment of Capital Lease Obligation     (6,242 )     (5,844 )
Gross Proceeds from Private Placement of Common Stock     210,001       780,000  
Gross Proceeds from Exercise of Stock Purchase Warrants     6,667        
Private Placement Expense Paid     (2,963     (1,650 )
Net Cash Provided From Financing Activities     207,463       772,506  
                 
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS     83,492       108,530  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD     118,405       50,059  
                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD   $ 201,897     $ 158,589  
                 
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 Accounts Payable   $     $ 22,296  

 

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