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TechPrecision Corporation Reports Fiscal Second Quarter of 2013

Sequential Quarterly Improvement Continues with 13% Revenue Growth

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 14, 2012 /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 alternative energy, cleantech, medical, nuclear, defense, aerospace and other commercial industries, today reported financial results for the second quarter and six month period of fiscal year 2013, the periods ended September 30, 2012.

Second Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Net sales increased 13% to $8.1 million compared to $7.1 million in the year-ago quarter and increased 13% sequentially compared to $7.1 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2013.
  • Gross profit was $1.9 million, or 24.0% gross profit margin compared to gross profit of $1.9 million or 26.8% gross profit margin in the year-ago quarter and compared sequentially to gross profit of $1.1 million or 15.5% gross profit margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.
  • Operating income was $14,000 for the second quarter compared to an operating loss of ($39,000) in the prior year second quarter and compared sequentially with an operating loss of ($895,000) for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.
  • Net loss in the second quarter was ($45,000) or ($0.00) per basic and fully diluted share compared to a net loss of ($88,000) or ($0.01) per basic and fully diluted share in the prior year quarter. This compares sequentially to a net loss of ($706,000) or ($0.04) per basic and fully diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.
  • TechPrecision's backlog at the end of the fiscal second quarter of 2013 was $26.1 million, including $1.9 million in backlog contributed from the China subsidiary, compared with a $29.9 million backlog at September 30, 2011. The prior year backlog included $3.4 million of solar furnace orders for which the customer delayed delivery until the third quarter.

"We have been transitioning our Ranor division from its historic reliance on the solar sector to a more diversified customer and product base, while also positioning the division for sustained stability and profitability," said Mr. James Molinaro, CEO of TechPrecision Corporation. "With much of that transition now successfully behind us, we expect continued sequential improvements to our top and bottom lines moving forward. We delivered sequential improvement with the second quarter, and expect further improvement in the future. We continue to make progress toward enhancing our operational processes, management personnel and establishing key performance indicators at our Ranor division. I am very pleased with this progress, and even more importantly, our strategic customers have indicated that they are pleased with the improvements the division president and new management team have implemented at our Ranor division. Our WCMC-China division shipped initial production volumes of sapphire chambers during Q2 of fiscal 2013 and we expect to continue to expand sapphire shipments. On a consolidated basis, our transition efforts resulted in a 13% increase in revenues and positive income from operations for fiscal Q2. Both of these metrics represent an improvement compared to our first fiscal quarter. We look forward to continuing the sequential improvements throughout the remainder of this fiscal year."

Business Outlook

"We expect our Q3 fiscal 2013 revenues and operating income to be better than Q2, continuing our sequential quarterly improvement," added Mr. Molinaro. "This confidence is based on planned production volume increases for the proton beam cancer treatment units we produce for Mevion Systems, and also the isotope transport casks which we produce for Alpha Omega Systems. We also expect to recognize remaining contract revenue and project margins on our new PolySi customer order when the first units ship in the next few months. Additional orders from our new PolySi customer should follow as shifting dynamics within the semiconductor field create demand for larger-scale PolySi furnaces like those we are currently producing. The PolySi orders will support both our WCMC and Ranor divisions. Our WCMC-China division will also continue to increase sapphire chamber production and other industrial products as we continue to ramp order volume in China. We are optimistic with the sapphire outlook as the first mobile phone manufacturers have adopted sapphire to cover the camera. Several mobile phone manufacturers are looking to replace the front-screen of the mobile phone with sapphire. One of our strategic sapphire customers recently announced that a single-digit market adoption of sapphire for mobile phone covers and touch screens would require over 3,000 sapphire growth furnaces. This bolsters our confidence in this market."

Second Quarter 2013 Results

For the three months ended September 30, 2012, sales increased 13% or $931,000 to $8.1 million from $7.1 million in the year-ago period and increased 13% sequentially from $7.1 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2013. Gross margin was 24.0%, or $1.9 million gross profit, in the second fiscal quarter of 2013 compared to a gross margin of 26.8%, or $1.9 million gross profit, in same period last year. This sequentially compares with a gross profit of $1.1 million and 15.5% gross margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. 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, 2012 were $1.9 million as compared to $1.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. Sequentially, selling general and administrative costs were 3.8% or $76,000 lower than selling, general and administrative expense reported for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Net loss was ($45,000) or ($0.00) per basic and fully diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 as compared to a net loss of ($88,000) or ($0.01) per basic and fully diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Six Months Year-to-Date Financial Results

For the six months ended September 30, 2012, revenue decreased 6.7% to $15.2 million from $16.3 million for the same period last year. The Company's China subsidiary, WCMC, contributed $1.6 million in net sales to alternative energy customers during first half of fiscal 2013. Gross margin was 20.0%, or $3.0 million gross profit, for the year-to-date period compared to a gross margin of 26.6%, or $4.3 million gross profit, in the same period in 2011. Selling, general and administrative expenses for first half fiscal 2013 were $3.9 million as compared to $3.7 million for the same period in 2011, reflecting an increase of $238,000 or 6.5% over the previous year. The majority of the increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was due to $218,000 of non-recurring severance and executive search fee costs. Net loss was ($0.75) million or ($0.04) per share basic and fully diluted for the year-to-date period as compared to a net income of $293,000 or $0.02 per share basic and $0.01 per fully diluted share for the same six month period last year.

The Company completed the first half of fiscal 2013 with a backlog of $26.1 million. The comparable backlog at September 30, 2011 was $29.9 million, including $3.4 million of solar furnace orders for which the customer delayed delivery until the third quarter of last year. The Company's backlog as of October 31, 2012 was approximately $26.5 million, including $0.5 million of open purchase orders issued under a $9.5 million Purchase Agreement, announced in February 2012. Cumulatively, the Company has received $2.4 million of purchase orders under the Purchase Agreement with delivery dates extending through December 2012 and management expects to receive additional purchase orders under the $9.5 million Purchase Agreement in January 2013.

Balance Sheet

At September 30, 2012, TechPrecision had working capital of $9.4 million as compared with working capital of $10.2 million at March 31, 2012, a decrease of $0.8 million. Cash provided by operations was $78,000 for the six months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to cash used by operations of ($0.96) million for the six months ended September 30, 2011. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had $2.14 million in cash and cash equivalents, down $0.68 million compared to the balance at March 31, 2012. Stockholders' equity decreased 4.3% to $11.7 million compared to $12.2 million at March 31, 2012.

Teleconference Information

The Company will hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) time on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. To participate in the live conference call, please dial 1-877-941-4775 five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. International callers should dial 1-480-629-9761. When prompted by the operator, mention Conference Passcode 4575304. A replay will be available for one week starting on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 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 4575304.

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=102514.

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), cleantech, 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 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.

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: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.haydenir.com

Website: www.techprecision.com


-- Financial tables follow --

 

TECHPRECISION CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)








Three months ended


Six months ended



September 30,


September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011










Net sales


$

8,078,552


$

7,147,167


$

15,224,291


$

16,323,607

Cost of sales



6,140,187



5,231,710



12,180,487



11,981,227














Gross profit



1,938,365



1,915,457



3,043,804



4,342,380

Selling, general and administrative expenses



1,924,079



1,953,978



3,924,599



3,686,649

Income (loss) from operations



14,286



(38,521)



(880,795)



655,731

Other income (expenses):













 Other income



2,558



--



2,511



--

 Interest expense



(74,394)



(78,531)



(154,485)



(137,221)

 Interest income



1,188



8,460



2,881



10,406

Total other expense, net



(70,648)



(70,071)



(149,093)



(126,815)














(Loss) income before income taxes



(56,362)



(108,592)



(1,029,888)



528,916














Income tax (benefit) expense



(11,342)



(20,494)



(278,599)



235,553














Net (loss) income


$

(45,020)


$

(88,098)


$

(751,289)


$

293,363














Net (loss) income per share of common stock (basic)


$

(0.00)


$

(0.01)


$

(0.04)


$

0.02

Net (loss) income per share (fully diluted)


$

(0.00)


$

(0.01)


$

(0.04)


$

0.01

Weighted average number of shares outstanding (basic)



18,696,846



16,546,279



18,614,112



16,049,144

Weighted average number of shares outstanding (fully diluted)



18,696,846



16,546,279



18,614,112



24,143,956

 

TECHPRECISION CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS








(Unaudited)





September 30, 2012


March 31, 2012


Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$

2,138,756


$

2,823,485

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $25,010



4,684,370



4,901,791

Costs incurred on uncompleted contracts, in excess of progress billings



4,858,217



3,910,026

Inventories - raw materials



578,047



373,544

Income taxes receivable



1,198,099



1,751,169

Current deferred taxes



1,054,847



1,020,208

Other current assets



1,425,755



1,486,954

   Total current assets



15,938,091



16,267,177

Property, plant and equipment, net



7,125,796



7,395,445

Noncurrent deferred taxes



396,604



118,005

Other noncurrent assets



158,422



270,630

   Total assets


$

23,618,913


$

24,051,257








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY







Current liabilities:







Accounts payable


$

2,026,595


$

1,361,611

Accrued expenses



1,538,459



2,424,695

Accrued taxes payable



159,987



159,987

Deferred revenues



1,730,866



799,413

Current maturity of long-term debt



1,079,676



1,358,933

   Total current liabilities



6,535,583



6,104,639















Long-term debt



5,418,000



5,776,294








STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY







Preferred stock- par value $.0001 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized, of which 9,890,980 are designated as Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, with 6,337,998 and 7,035,982 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively (liquidation preference of $1,806,329 and $2,005,254 at September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively)



1,485,696



1,637,857

Common stock -par value $.0001 per share, authorized, 90,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding, 18,904,577 shares at September 30, 2012 and 17,992,177 at March 31, 2012



1,890



1,799

Additional paid in capital



4,844,253



4,412,075

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income



(257,397)



(223,584)

Retained earnings



5,590,888



6,342,177

   Total stockholders' equity



11,665,330



12,170,324

   Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

23,618,913


$

24,051,257








 

TECHPRECISION CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)







Six Months Ended




September 30,




2012



2011


CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES







Net (loss) income


$

(751,289)



$

293,363


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









Depreciation and amortization



415,429




237,237


Share based compensation



282,719




249,061


Deferred income taxes



(282,020)




41,355


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:









Accounts receivable



219,289)




2,516,457


Inventories – raw materials



(202,361)




319,823


Costs incurred on uncompleted contracts, in excess of progress billings



(948,192)




(5,620,879)


Taxes receivable



553,070




(579,887)


Other current assets



61,199




(102,803)


Other noncurrent assets



88,126




(277,500)


Accounts payable



664,632




549,512


Accrued expenses



(953,778)




98,757


Deferred revenues



931,453




1,311,233


  Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities



78,277




(964,271)











CASH FLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES









Purchases of property, plant and equipment



(121,487)




(2,337,533)


 Net cash used in investing activities



(121,487)




(2,337,533)











CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES









Proceeds from exercised stock options



--




35,511


Tax expense from share based compensation



--




(1,030)


Borrowings of long-term debt



46,378




1,618,325


Repayment of long-term debt, including capital leases



(683,928)




(686,980)


 Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities



(637,550)




965,826


Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents



(3,969)




6,836


Net (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents



(684,729)




(2,329,142)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period



2,823,485




7,541,000


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

2,138,756



$

5,211,858




















 

SOURCE TechPrecision Corporation

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