|FY 14 Q1||FY 13 Q1||% Change|
|Gross Profit:||$6,938,000||$3,924,000||up 77%|
|Pre-tax Income:||$3,092,000||$911,000||up 239%|
|Net Income:||$1,982,000||$545,000||up 264%|
|Net Income per Diluted Share:||$0.15||$0.04|
|Balance Sheet: $29,320,000 in cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term investments at December 31, 2013 with no debt|
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clearfield, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLFD), the specialist in fiber management and connectivity platforms for communications providers, today announced results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2014, which ended December 31, 2013. Revenue for the first quarter 2014 was $16,148,000 in comparison to $10,265,000 for the first quarter 2013, an increase of 57%. Gross profit was $6,938,000 for the first quarter of 2014, in comparison to $3,924,000 for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 77%. Gross margin for the first quarter 2014 was 43.0%, up from 38.2% in first quarter 2013. Operating expenses were $3,865,000 for the first quarter 2014, in comparison to $3,039,000 from the first quarter 2013, an increase of 27%. Pre-tax income was $3,092,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, up $2,181,000 or 239%, from $911,000 recorded in the first quarter of 2013. Income tax expense was $1,110,000 for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of $744,000 from $366,000 recorded in the first quarter of 2013. Due to net operating loss utilization, income tax expense primarily included a non-cash effect on the operating cash flow in the first quarters of both fiscal 2014 and 2013. Net income was $1,982,000 for the first quarter 2014, compared to net income of $545,000 in the first quarter 2013.
Orders in Backlog and Select Balance Sheet Highlights
Orders in backlog as of December 31, 2013 totaled $4,991,000 in comparison to $2,003,000 as of December 31, 2012, an increase of $2,988,000, or 149%. Cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term investments at December 31, 2013 totaled $29,320,000 compared to $22,570,000 at September 30, 2013. The Company has no debt.
Commentary- Cheryl Beranek, President & CEO of Clearfield
"Clearfield promises our customers the ability to reduce their cost of deploying a fiber optic network by aligning their capital equipment expenditures with their subscriber take-rates. Having originally targeted the innovative developers of some of our nation's first, but smaller fiber to the home networks, Clearfield's product line is now demonstrating the scalability of the platform with ongoing deployments of a larger scope. First quarter of this year, 48% of our revenues were from an ongoing build of a U.S. based customer, showcasing the ability of the product line to be used in any size network."
"Clearfield continues to invest in sales and marketing programs to expand our customer footprint. A focus outside of the U.S. marketplace resulted in non-U.S. revenue growing by more than 160% in first quarter, to more than a million dollars. Our talented sales and sales engineering professionals have extended our core values of attentive listening with rapid response to markets outside of our borders. We look for continued growth in these territories."
"First quarter was also a significant milestone for product development, with the introduction of the FieldShield SmarTerminal. Expanding Clearfield fiber management capabilities beyond the Clearview Cassette, while extending Fieldshield pushable fiber solutions further thru the network, FieldShield SmarTerminal is a compact environmentally sealed enclosure providing maximum reliability and durability in the harshest of outdoor environments. FieldShield SmarTerminal demonstrates our continued commitment of increasing our available revenue per subscriber served as well our ongoing initiatives of bringing optical fiber into applications previously not economically or environmentally feasible."
"Gross margins continue to strengthen, as our sales continue to move into higher margin products, including Clearfield's highly optimized optical component technologies. Further, we continue to invest in U.S. designed and engineered molds that allow us to continuously reduce the cost of our product line components while controlling the highest levels of quality. The company continues to explore additional manufacturing partnerships as well as to refine the use of our existing facilities. As such, we are currently exploring alternative facility space options this year to accommodate our growth."
About Clearfield, Inc
Clearfield, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLFD) designs, manufactures and distributes fiber optic management products for the communications networks of leading ILECS, CLECs, MSO/cable TV companies and mobile broadband providers. We help service providers solve the Fiber Puzzle, which is how to reduce high costs associated with deploying, managing, protecting and scaling a fiber optic network to deliver the mobile, residential and business services customers want. Based on the patented Clearview™ Cassette, our unique single-architected, modular fiber management platform is designed to lower the cost of broadband deployment and maintenance by consolidating, protecting and distributing incoming and outgoing fiber circuits and enable our customers to scale their operations as their subscriber revenues increase. Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, Clearfield deploys more than a million fiber ports each year.
Forward-looking statements contained herein are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon the Company's current expectations and judgments about future developments in the Company's business. Certain important factors could have a material impact on the Company's performance, including, without limitation the effect of the significant downturn in the U.S. economy on Clearfield's customers; the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or any other legislation on customer demand and purchasing patterns; cyclical selling cycles; need to introduce new products and effectively compete against competitive products; dependence on third-party manufacturers and the availability of raw materials, particularly fiber; reliance on key customers; rapid changes in technology; the negative effect of product defects; the need to protect its intellectual property; the impact on its financial results or stock price of its ability to use its deferred tax assets, consisting primarily of net operating loss carryforwards, to offset future taxable income; the valuation of its goodwill and the effect of its stock price, among other factors, on the evaluation of goodwill; and other factors set forth in Clearfield's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2013 as well as other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements to reflect actual events.
|CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS|
| Three Months Ended |
|Net sales||$ 16,147,622||$ 10,265,362|
|Cost of sales||9,209,977||6,341,102|
|Selling, general and administrative||3,865,019||3,038,511|
|Income from operations||3,072,626||885,749|
|Income before income taxes||3,092,326||911,211|
|Income tax expense||1,110,000||366,000|
|Net income||$ 1,982,326||$ 545,211|
|Net income per share:|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS|
|December 31, 2013||September 30, 2013|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 17,734,304||$ 9,807,957|
|Accounts receivable, net||2,284,344||7,837,543|
|Other current assets||4,954,647||4,932,939|
|Total current assets||33,440,386||34,197,203|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||1,735,695||1,796,812|
|Deferred taxes – long term||--||810,573|
|Total other assets||11,088,900||10,419,324|
|Total Assets||$ 46,264,981||$ 46,413,339|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity|
|Total current liabilities||3,901,260||6,314,202|
|Deferred taxes – long term||52,662||--|
|Total other liabilities||72,271||21,101|
|Commitments and contingencies||--||--|
|Additional paid-in capital||55,039,769||54,808,929|
|Total Shareholders' Equity||42,291,450||40,078,036|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity||$ 46,264,981||$ 46,413,339|
CONTACT: Cheryl P. Beranek Chief Executive Officer and President Investorfirstname.lastname@example.org 763-476-6866Source:Clearfield, Inc.