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Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. Announces Operating Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months of Fiscal Year 2015

GARDNER, Mass., Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (OTCQB:PEYE) (the "Company") today announced operating results on an unaudited basis for its second quarter and six months ended December 31, 2014, of fiscal year 2015.

Second quarter highlights include:

  • Revenues of $977 thousand, representing a nearly 18% increase over the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and a 3% decline over the second quarter of fiscal 2014;
  • Gross margin of 16.6%, an improvement compared to 13.5% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015;
  • Delivery of first 3D video adapter manufactured exclusively by POC for Sony Electronics' Medical Systems Division;
  • Company responding to increasing interest in Microprecision™ optics and their use in reusable and single-use medical devices.

Precision Optics' CEO Joseph Forkey commented, "The second quarter of our fiscal year marked further progress in our growth and development. Demand for smaller and smaller medical devices continues to grow and our organization is engaged in development projects with several existing and new customers based on our proprietary technology for design and manufacture of micro optics. Minimally invasive surgical procedures will continue to expand and our design and optics capabilities can improve existing procedures and help facilitate new ones.

Dr. Forkey continued, "Our margins improved from the previous quarter. Improving gross margins and driving the business to profitability are near-term goals. We are balancing those needs with continued investment to develop and improve technologies, expand our sales efforts, and broaden customer reach. We are confident we have world class engineering and manufacturing and are focused on the execution of our overall business strategy."

Quarterly Conference Call Details

The Company has scheduled a conference call to discuss the fiscal second quarter 2015 financial results for today at 4:30 PM Eastern. To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-866-652-5200 toll free from the U.S., or 1-412-317-6060, and ask to be connected to the Precision Optics conference call.

An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call and will be made available until May 18, 2015. The audio replay can be accessed by dialing 1-412-317-0088 locally or 1-877-344-7529, toll free then enter conference ID number 10060898.

About Precision Optics Corporation

Precision Optics Corporation has been a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced optical instruments since 1982. Using proprietary optical technologies, the Company designs and produces next generation medical instruments, MicroprecisionTM micro-optics with characteristic dimensions less than 1 millimeter, and other advanced optical systems for a broad range of customers including some of the largest global medical device companies. The Company's innovative medical instrumentation line includes state-of-the-art endoscopes and endocouplers as well as custom illumination and imaging products for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures. The Company believes that current advances in its proprietary micro-optics and 3D imaging technologies present significant opportunities for expanding applications to numerous potential medical products and procedures. The Company's website is www.poci.com. Investors can find Real-Time Quotes and market information for the Company on www.otcmarkets.com/stock/PEYE/quote .

About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express the Company's intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements related to the Company's future activities or future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by the Company's management. These statements are not guarantees of future performances and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those risks discussed in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and in other documents that we file from time to time with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report, except as required by law.

Following are the Company's consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014, and statements of operations for the three months and six months ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 and statements of cash flows for the six months ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (unaudited):

PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
December 31,
2014
June 30,
2014
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 385,167 $ 202,380
Accounts Receivable, net 687,443 531,049
Inventories, net 1,221,748 988,878
Prepaid Expenses 109,508 91,922
Total Current Assets 2,403,866 1,814,229
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
Machinery and Equipment 2,426,380 2,368,709
Leasehold Improvements 553,596 553,596
Furniture and Fixtures 148,303 148,303
Vehicles 19,674 19,674
3,147,953 3,090,282
Less: Accumulated Depreciation (3,084,610) (3,075,722)
Net Property and Equipment 63,343 14,560
Patents, net 16,942 7,672
TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,484,151 $ 1,836,461
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accounts Payable $ 988,868 $ 715,192
Customer Advances 100,000 26,200
Accrued Employee Compensation 238,442 200,207
Accrued Professional Services 33,610 60,250
Accrued Warranty Expense 25,000 25,000
Other Accrued Liabilities 17,390 69,028
Total Current Liabilities 1,403,310 1,095,877
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
Common Stock, $0.01 par value - Authorized - 50,000,000 shares; Issued and Outstanding – 6,262,584 shares at December 31, 2014 and 4,455,134 shares at June 30, 2014 62,626 44,551
Additional Paid-in Capital 43,086,594 42,146,750
Accumulated Deficit (42,068,379) (41,450,717)
Total Stockholders' Equity (Deficit) 1,080,841 740,584
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT) $ 2,484,151 $ 1,836,461
PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED
DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013
(UNAUDITED)
Three Months
Ended December 31,
Six Months
Ended December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenues $ 976,548 $ 1,007,717 $ 1,807,262 $ 1,915,143
Cost of Goods Sold 814,036 802,301 1,532,612 1,449,493
Gross Profit 162,512 205,416 274,650 465,650
Research and Development Expenses, net 138,893 92,142 215,605 227,055
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses 346,770 366,874 693,917 702,916
Gain on Sale of Assets (1,928) (1,147) (17,210) (1,147)
Total Operating Expenses 483,735 457,869 892,312 928,824
Net Loss (321,223) (252,453) (617,662) (463,174)
Loss Per Share:
Basic $ (0.05) $ (0.06) $ (0.10) $ (0.10)
Diluted $ (0.05) $ (0.06) $ (0.10) $ (0.10)
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:
Basic 6,262,584 4,455,134 6,195,793 4,455,134
Diluted 6,262,584 4,455,134 6,195,793 4,455,134

PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED
DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013
(UNAUDITED)
Six Months
Ended December 31
2014 2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net Loss $ (617,662) $ (463,174)
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Loss to Net Cash Used In Operating Activities --
Depreciation and Amortization 8,888 13,375
Gain on Sale of Assets (17,210) (1,147)
Stock-based Compensation Expense 40,125 67,216
Non-cash Consulting Expense 18,000
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities --
Accounts Receivable, net (156,394) (240,051)
Inventories (232,870) 124,722
Prepaid Expenses (17,586) (14,749)
Accounts Payable 233,736 100,860
Customer Advances 73,800 (30,979)
Accrued Expenses 6,972 (5,695)
Net Cash Used In Operating Activities (660,201) (449,622)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Additional Patent Costs (9,270) (8,524)
Purchases of Property and Equipment (57,671)
Proceeds from Sale of Assets 17,210 1,147
Net Cash Used In Investing Activities (49,731) (7,377)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Gross Proceeds from July 2014 Private Placement of Common Stock 980,291
Private Placement Expenses Incurred and Paid as of December 31, 2014 (87,572)
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities 892,719
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 182,787 (456,999)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD 202,380 1,034,587
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD $ 385,167 $ 577,588
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
Cash Paid for Income Taxes $ 912 $ 912
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Issuance of 90,298 Shares of Common Stock to Consultants $ 65,015 $ –
Private Placement Expenses Incurred But Not Yet Paid as of December 31, 2014 $ 39,940 $ –

CONTACT: PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION 22 EAST BROADWAY GARDNER, MASSACHUSETTS 01440-3338 Telephone 978 / 630-1800 Telefax 978 / 630-1487Source:Precision Optics Corporation