Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. Announces Operating Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015

GARDNER, Mass., Oct. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (OTCQB:PEYE) (the “Company”) today announced operating results on an unaudited basis for its fourth quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Fourth quarter highlights include:

  • Revenues of $963 thousand, representing a 6.7% increase over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014;
  • Gross margin of 21.9%, an improvement compared to 16.2% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014;

Fiscal year highlights include:

  • Revenues of $3.9 million, representing a 7.1% increase over fiscal 2014, the third consecutive year of increasing revenues, and the highest revenues in over ten years;
  • Increase in engineering / design projects using Company’s Microprecision™ optics for reusable and single-use medical devices.

Precision Optics’ CEO, Joseph Forkey, commented, “We continue to make significant progress on both near term goals of increasing sales, improving margins and driving towards profitability, as well as the longer term goal of positioning the company as the industry leader in the growing market for very small, high quality optics and optical systems for medical device applications. We are pleased to report another year of increased revenues, continuing the trend of the past three years and we expect growth to accelerate in fiscal 2016. Our growth is being driven by increasing demand for our traditional products combined with ongoing higher interest in our latest technology. In particular, revenues associated with engineering and design work continue to grow. This work is mainly focused on incorporating our latest Microprecision™ technology for small, high quality optics, into specific products.”

Dr. Forkey continued, “The increasing size and scope of these development projects are also a strong indicator of the future prospects for our new technology. We announced in June our partnership with OmniVision Technologies, Inc. and Fujikura Ltd., and the official release of the resulting 1.6 mm micro-camera module which has the best image quality of any camera of comparable size. The response to this announcement from potential users of this product has been overwhelmingly positive and continues to drive the increase in custom development projects, with the goal of incorporating this micro-camera into new medical devices. This response helps to confirm our belief that our Microprecision™ technology is well suited to achieve size, quality and cost requirements for next generation single-use, minimally invasive medical device systems.”

The following table summarizes the fourth quarter and year results for the periods ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 (unaudited):

Three Months
Ended June 30,

Ended June 30,

2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenues $962,906 $902,587 $3,912,060 $3,651,181
Gross Profit 210,692 145,913 798,271 800,795
Operating Expenses 568,977 462,031 2,011,324 1,960,521
Operating Loss (358,285) (316,118) (1,213,053) (1,159,726)
Net Loss (363,247) (317,030) (1,178,793) (1,160,638)
Loss Per Share:
Basic $(0.06) $(0.07) $(0.19) $(0.26)
Diluted $(0.06) $(0.07) $(0.19) $(0.26)

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:
Basic and Diluted 6,437,364 4,455,134 6,272,264 4,455,134

Quarterly Conference Call Details

The Company has scheduled a conference call to discuss the fiscal fourth quarter and year end 2015 financial results for Tuesday, October 20, 2015 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 November 3, 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 10074673.

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 Investors can find Real-Time Quotes and market information for the Company on .

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 June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014, and statements of operations for the year ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 and statements of cash flows for the year ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 (unaudited):

2015 2014
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $241,051 $202,380
Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $22,500 in 2015 and 2014) 588,042 531,049
Inventories 1,073,256 988,878
Prepaid expenses 65,182 91,922
Total current assets 1,967,531 1,814,229
Fixed Assets:
Machinery and equipment 2,431,127 2,368,709
Leasehold improvements 553,596 553,596
Furniture and fixtures 148,303 148,303
Vehicles 19,674 19,674
3,152,700 3,090,282
Less—Accumulated depreciation and amortization 3,096,993 3,075,722
Net fixed assets 55,707 14,560
Patents, net 18,644 7,672
$2,041,882 $1,836,461
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $912,150 $715,192
Customer advances 118,800 26,200
Accrued employee compensation 222,222 200,207
Accrued professional services 60,735 60,250
Accrued warranty expense 25,000 25,000
Other accrued liabilities 36,087 69,028
Total current liabilities 1,374,994 1,095,877
Stockholders’ Equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value: 50,000,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding – 6,389,806 shares at June 30, 2015 and 4,455,134 shares at June 30, 2014 63,898 44,551
Additional paid-in capital 43,232,500 42,146,750
Accumulated deficit (42,629 ,510) (41,450,717)
Total stockholders’ equity 666,888 740,584
$2,041,882 $1,836,461

JUNE 30, 2015 AND 2014
2015 2014
Revenues $3,912,060 $3,651,181
Cost of goods sold 3,113,789 2,850,386
Gross profit 798,271 800,795
Research and development expenses, net 492,937 471,106
Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,545,462 1,503,443
Gain on sale of assets (27,075) (14,028)
Total operating expenses 2,011,324 1,960,521
Operating loss (1,213,053) (1,159,726)
Other income 35,172
Loss before provision for income taxes (1,177,881) (1,159,726)
Provision for income taxes 912 912
Net loss $(1,178,793) $(1,160,638)
Loss per share:
Basic $(0.19) $(0.26)
Diluted $(0.19) $(0.26)
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 6,272,264 4,455,134
Diluted 6,272,264 4,455,134

JUNE 30, 2015 AND 2014
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net loss (1,178,793) $(1,160,638)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities-
Depreciation and amortization 21,271 20,020
Gain on sale of assets (27,075) (14,028)
Stock-based compensation expense 125,675 141,033
Non-cash consulting expense 66,750 64,507
Non-cash gain on settlement of liabilities by issuing common stock (35,172) -
Changes in operating assets and liabilities-
Accounts receivable, net (56,993) (252,349)
Inventories (84,378) (92,705)
Prepaid expenses 26,740 (30,355)
Accounts payable 210,958 425,937
Customer advances 92,600 (11,844)
Accrued expenses 64,624 24,391
Net cash used in operating activities (773,793) (886,031)
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Proceeds from sale of assets 27,075 14,028
Additional patent costs (10,972) (8,524)
Purchases of fixed assets (62,418) (1,680)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (46,315) 3,824
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Proceeds from July 2014 private placement of common stock 980,291 50,000
Private placement expenses incurred and paid as of June 30, 2015 (121,512)
Net cash provided by financing activities 858,779 50,000
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents 38,671 (832,207)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 202,380 1,034,587
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year $241,051 $202,380
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:
Cash paid during the year for income taxes $912 $912
Issuance of 217,520 shares of common stock for services rendered to the company $126,643 $
Private placement expenses incurred but not yet paid as of June 30, 2015 $6,000 $

PRECISION OPTICS CORPORATION 22 EAST BROADWAY GARDNER, MASSACHUSETTS 01440-3338 Telephone 978 / 630-1800 Telefax 978 / 630-1487

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