CPI Aerostructures, Inc. ("CPI Aero®") (NYSE MKT: CVU) today
announced record results for the 2012 third quarter and nine months
ended September 30, 2012.
Third Quarter 2012 vs. 2011*
Nine Months 2012 vs. 2011*
* Diluted earnings per share for the current third quarter and nine
month periods were calculated on 18.4% and 7.6% more shares outstanding
than in the prior year periods, respectively, due to the Company's 1.2
million share public offering completed in July 2012.
Edward J. Fred, CPI Aero's President & CEO, stated, "The increase in
revenue for the three and nine month periods was primarily the result of
work performed for commercial contracts, specifically for the production
of leading edges for the Gulfstream G650 and preliminary work on the
production of flaps and inlets for the HondaJet Advanced Light Jet.
"The increase in third quarter and nine month revenue resulted in 54.9%
and 56.2% increases in net income, respectively, as two of our long-term
contracts, the NGC E-2D program and the Gulfstream G650 program, are in
full scale production and unlike last year, we no longer incur excess
costs related to engineering and design changes for these contracts. As
a result, our gross margin for both the 2012 third quarter and nine
month periods was substantially ahead of the same periods of last year
and should remain at these levels in the final quarter of the year.
"Our selling, general and administrative expenses as a percent of
revenue for the third quarter and nine months decreased to 7.6% and
8.6%, respectively, as compared to 9.2% and 10.8%, respectively, in the
same periods of last year, mainly due to changes we implemented earlier
this year in our policy of issuing stock options to our board of
Mr. Fred added, "As of November 7, 2012, we received approximately $68.9
million of new contract awards, of which approximately $63.0 million was
for government subcontract awards, as compared to a total of $81.5
million of new contract awards, of all types, in the same period last
Included in new contract awards are:
Mr. Fred added, "We look forward to additional orders from both existing
and prospective customers, as we have approximately $958 million in
unawarded solicitations as of November 5, 2012, on which we have bid.
Unawarded solicitations include two bids with an aggregate value of
approximately $647 million to an international aerospace company for
work on the Boeing 787."
Mr. Fred went on to say, "Our third quarter results were in line with
expectations. We are projecting a much stronger fourth quarter, as our
newest contracts begin to generate revenue and profits. Although our
2012 guidance has factored in the current defense budget environment,
due to military budget uncertainties for 2013, specifically the effect
of the cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (commonly called
"sequestration"), many prime contractors in the aerospace and defense
sector, including our customers, have been delaying the release of new
orders to subcontractors. As a result of these delays, some revenue
expected in 2012 is now projected for 2013. Therefore, we are revising
our 2012 revenue guidance only and now project revenue to be between $92
million and $93 million as compared to $95 million to $98 million.
However, gross margin for 2012 is expected to be at the high end of our
range of 25%-27%, which will allow us to achieve our net income guidance
of $12 million."
Discussing the outlook for 2013, Mr. Fred added, "As is the case for our
industry peers, it remains unclear whether sequestration will take
effect in January 2013 and what the impact of even deeper cuts in
defense spending will have on CPI Aero's existing and projected defense
contracts. We plan to announce our 2013 guidance once the federal budget
situation becomes sufficiently defined."
Mr. Fred concluded, "Finally, to support our continued growth, this
summer we raised approximately $13.5 million through a public offering,
which has given us greater financial flexibility. We used $4 million of
the net proceeds to repay a portion our revolver and as of September 30,
2012, we have credit lines in place with a combined borrowing capacity
of $22.5 million."
CPI Aero's President and CEO, Edward J. Fred, and CFO, Vincent
Palazzolo, will host a conference call today, Friday, November 9, 2012
at 10:00 am ET to discuss third quarter results as well as recent
corporate developments. After opening remarks, there will be a question
and answer period. Interested parties may participate in the call by
dialing (201) 493-6739. Please call in 10 minutes before the scheduled
time and ask for the CPI Aero call. The conference call will also be
broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the live call, please go
and click on the "Investor Relations" section, then click on "Event
Calendar". Please access the website 15 minutes prior to the call to
download and install any necessary audio software. The conference call
will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days. We
suggest listeners use Microsoft Explorer as their browser.
About CPI Aero
CPI Aero is engaged in the contract production of structural aircraft
parts for leading prime defense contractors, the U.S. Air Force, and
other branches of the armed forces. CPI Aero also acts as a
subcontractor to prime aircraft manufacturers in the production of
commercial aircraft parts. In conjunction with its assembly operations,
CPI Aero provides engineering, technical and program management
services. Among the key programs that CPI Aero supplies are the E-2D
Advanced Hawkeye surveillance aircraft, the A-10 Thunderbolt attack jet,
the Gulfstream G650, the UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter, the S-92®
helicopter, the MH-60S mine countermeasure helicopter, AH-1Z ZULU attack
helicopter, the HondaJet-Advanced Light Jet, the MH-53 and CH-53 variant
helicopters, the C-5A Galaxy cargo jet, and the E-3 Sentry AWACS jet.
CPI Aero is included in the Russell 2000® Index.
The above statements include forward looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties, which are described from time to time in CPI
Aero's SEC reports, including CPI Aero's Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2011 and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012
and June 30, 2012.
CPI Aero® is a registered trademark of CPI Aerostructures,
CPI AEROSTRUCTURES, INC.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
For the Three Months
Ended September 30,
For the Nine Months
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted
Common stock - $.001 par value, authorized 50,000,000 shares,
issued 8,353,469 and 7,079,638 shares, respectively, and
outstanding 8,353,469 and 6,946,381 shares, respectively
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