CPI Aerostructures Announces 2017 First Quarter Financial Results
May 9, 2017
EDGEWOOD, NY – CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American: CVU) today announced financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2017.
1Q 2017 vs. 1Q 2016
Note: First quarter fiscal 2016 results included a one-time non-cash charge of approximately $13.5 million related to the Company’s A-10 Wing Replacement Program.
“2017 is off to a solid start driven largely by a favorable program mix, improved operational performance and cost control,” said Douglas McCrosson, president and chief executive officer of CPI Aero. “Revenue in the first quarter was driven by the Northrop Grumman E-2D, Gulfstream G650, HondaJet and the F-16 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) program. Revenue and gross margin benefited from shipments of F-16 components that the customer requested earlier than planned.
“Subsequent to the close of the quarter, the 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act was signed, providing increased funding to the Department of Defense and eliminating some of the funding uncertainties that existed earlier this year. As a result, we expect to see some of the defense opportunities in our bid pipeline convert to new, long-term agreements in time to contribute to our financial performance for the year. When combined with our stronger than expected start to the year, we therefore see a path to the high end of our pre-tax income guidance range of $8.1 million to $8.5 million. Furthermore, the 2017 spending bill contains funding earmarked for A-10 wing replacement and includes language that prevents the U.S. Air Force from using GFY2017 funds to retire or take steps to retire the A-10 aircraft. We believe this bodes very well for the continuation of our A-10 Wing Replacement Program under new terms that should result in a profitable opportunity for CPI Aero. While we believe that the timing of a potential new A-10 contract will have limited effect on this year’s results, the A-10 could be a catalyst for continued defense revenue growth for us in 2018,” concluded Mr. McCrosson.
Management will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss these 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 844-378-6486 or 412-542-4181. Please call in 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin and ask for the CPI Aero call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet. Additionally, a slide presentation will accompany the conference call. To listen to the live call, please go to www.cpiaero.com, click on the Investor Relations section, then to the Event Calendar. Please go to the website 15 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to listen live, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days.
About CPI Aero
CPI Aero is a U.S. manufacturer of structural assemblies and value-added kits for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft in both the commercial aerospace and defense markets. CPI Aero also manufactures pod-based, airborne avionics systems for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Electronic Warfare (EW) and Radar end-markets. Within the global aerostructure supply chain, CPI Aero is either a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft OEMs 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. 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, 2016.
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Investor Relations Counsel:
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