CPI Aerostructures Announces 2013 First Quarter Results
May 7, 2013
Edgewood, NY – CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American: CVU) today announced financial results for the 2013 first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
First Quarter 2013 vs. First Quarter 2012*
* Diluted earnings per share for 2013 first quarter were calculated on 17% more shares outstanding than in the prior year period due to the Company’s 1.2 million share public offering completed in July 2012.
Edward J. Fred, CPI Aero’s President & CEO, stated, “First quarter 2013 results were in line with our expectations. First quarter revenue generated from government subcontracts increased by 14% to approximately $14.1 million and revenue generated from commercial subcontracts increased by 2.5% to approximately $5.6 million. As anticipated, revenue generated from prime government contracts decreased to approximately $0.2 million, as we have transitioned away from being a government prime contractor.”
Mr. Fred added, “2013 first quarter gross margin was affected by adjustments to our long-term programs with Spirit and Boeing. The adjustment for the Spirit program was the result of price reductions given as part of the agreement to increase the program value and extend its life until 2019, while the Boeing adjustment was due to negotiations for program changes. We still expect our gross margin for the 2013 full year to be within our projected range of 25% – 27%.”
“Our 2013 first quarter selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses as a percent of revenue substantially decreased to 9.4%, as compared to 10.7% in the same period of 2012. This was mainly due to decreases in accrued officers’ bonus, accounting, legal and other consulting fees.”
Mr. Fred added, “Contract price reductions and other adjustments, although slightly offset by lower SG&A expenses, resulted in an approximately 12.9% decrease in net income in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to first quarter of 2012, however these results were in line with our expectations. Our operating cash flow, although negative in the first quarter, was also in line with expectations. We have lowered our accounts payable and accrued expenses by $5.6 million since December 31, 2012 and as the year progresses, we expect that the lowered level of these current liabilities will lead to positive cash flow, as we had projected at the end of 2012.”
Discussing new contract awards, Mr. Fred noted, “The federal budget sequester has resulted in delayed contract decisions by many prime contractors in the aerospace and defense sector, including our customers. As of March 31, 2013, we received approximately $11.5 million of new contract awards, which included approximately $4.5 million of government subcontract awards and approximately $7.0 million of commercial subcontract awards, compared to a total of $31.7 million of new contract awards, of all types, in the same period last year. This decrease was anticipated and was already reflected in our financial performance expectations for 2013. Now that sequestration has become a reality and the Company and our customers have more definite information regarding certain key defense programs, we expect new orders for military aircraft to accelerate in the coming months. We expect to have a solid year for new business from both the military and commercial segments.”
Mr. Fred added, “Our total backlog at March 31, 2013 increased by $28.4 million to approximately $420.3 million as compared to approximately $391.9 million at December 31, 2012. This increase was attributable to a $42.3 million increase in backlog on commercial programs, offset by a $13.9 million decrease in backlog for military programs. Funded backlog increased to $81.9 million, at March 31, 2013 from $52.3 million at December 31, 2012, which was predominately the result of a $31.8 million increase in funded backlog on commercial programs.”
Mr. Fred added, “As previously announced, our business was impacted by sequestration and military budget cuts. For 2013 we continue to expect:
Mr. Fred concluded, “We are well positioned to resume growth in 2014 and beyond. Our new business opportunities remain strong, and we are bidding on larger and more complex contracts, including contracts for large commercial aircraft parts.”
CPI Aero’s President and CEO, Edward J. Fred, and CFO, Vincent Palazzolo, will host a conference call today, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 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 to www.cpiaero.com 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 a U.S. manufacturer of structural assemblies for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) pod systems in both the commercial aerospace and national security markets. Within the global aerostructure supply chain, CPI Aero is either a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft original equipment manufacturers or a Tier 2 subcontractor to major Tier 1 manufacturers. CPI also is a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, primarily the Air Force. In conjunction with its assembly operations, CPI Aero provides engineering, program management, supply chain management, and MRO services. Among the key national security programs that CPI Aero supplies are the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye surveillance aircraft, the UH-60 BLACK HAWK® helicopter, the F-16 Falcon fighter, the T-38C Talon trainer, the MH-53/CH-53 variant helicopters, the MH-60S mine countermeasure helicopter, the AH-1Z ZULU attack helicopter, the DB-110 reconnaissance pod, the ALMDS mine detecting pod, and the A-10 Thunderbolt attack jet. In the commercial aviation market CPI Aero manufactures products for the Gulfstream G650 ultra-large cabin business jet, the HondaJet advanced light jet, the Embraer Phenom 300 business jet, the new Cessna Citation X+, and the S-92® helicopter. CPI Aero is included in the Russell Microcap® 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, 2012.
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