Profire Energy Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2016

LINDON, Utah, March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), a technology company which creates, installs and services burner and chemical management solutions in the oil and gas industry, today reported financial results for the nine-month transition period ended December 31, 2016. A conference call will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EST to discuss the results.

As previously communicated, due to a change in the Company’s fiscal year-end, the Company filed a transition report on Form 10-K covering the transition period from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, which is the period between the closing of the Company's most recent fiscal year and the opening date of the newly selected fiscal year. The results from the quarter ended December 31, 2016 are reflected in the nine-month period covered by the transition report.

Transition Period Highlights

  • Revenues Increased 41% Quarter-Over-Quarter
  • Generated Positive Cash Flows in Each Quarter of the Transition Period
  • Cash and liquid investments at period-end totaled $20 million
  • Remained debt-free

Transition Period Financial Results

In the final quarter of the transition period total revenues increased to just over $7 million, which was an increase of 41% as compared to the previous quarter. This was achieved while keeping operating costs under control, which only increased 5% over the same comparable period.

Net income for the transition period was approximately $78,000 or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to a net income of $799,000 or $0.01 per diluted share in the comparable nine-month period of 2015. Net income in the final quarter of the transition period was $609,000 or $0.01 per diluted share as compared to $75,000 or $0.00 per diluted share in the previous quarter. The net loss in the first quarter of the transition period was $605,000 or a loss of $0.01 per diluted share. In the transition period the Company’s net income increased from -15% of total revenue in the first quarter to 9% of total revenue in the last quarter of the period.

At the end of the transition period cash and cash equivalents totaled $9.3 million, as compared to $21.3 million at the end of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. The Company has invested $11 million in low risk, CD’s, bonds and mutual funds. Without these investments, the Company’s cash position would have been $20 million, despite having repurchased $3.6 million in Profire stock during the transition period.

Management Commentary

“We continue to strategically allocate capital according to the plan we have previously communicated,” stated Ryan Oviatt, CFO of Profire. “We remain focused on the preservation of cash, seeking opportunities to acquire adjacent technologies, conducting our stock repurchase program, and other value creation activities that may be identified from time to time. We believe this plan will continue to drive long-term value for Profire and our shareholders.”

“The stabilization of oil prices has had a positive effect on our Company as our customers appear to have gained confidence in the oil markets and have returned to spending their capex budgets,” said Brenton Hatch, President and CEO of Profire Energy. “The oil industry is still recovering and while we don’t know how oil prices will react throughout our next fiscal year, many analysts believe oil prices will average in the mid $50’s price range. We remain optimistic that the stabilization of commodity prices will allow us to maintain the growth we have achieved in the final two quarters of the period.”

Conference Call

Profire Energy President and CEO Brenton Hatch and CFO Ryan Oviatt will host the teleconference. Following the teleconference, they will be joined by Cameron Tibdall, VP of Sales and Marketing, for a question and answer period.

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. MST)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-877-705-6003
International dial-in number: 1-201-493-6725

The conference call will be telecast live and available for replay via this link: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=123227. The telecast replay will be available for one year.

Please call the conference telephone number five minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting the conference call, please contact Todd Fugal at 1-801-796-5127.

A replay of the call will be available after 5:00 p.m. ET on the same day through March 17, 2017.

Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay Pin Number: 13656825

About Profire Energy, Inc.
Profire Energy assists energy production companies in the safe and efficient production and transportation of oil and natural gas. As energy companies seek greater safety for their employees, compliance with more stringent regulatory standards, and enhanced margins with their energy production processes, Profire Energy's burner management and chemical injection systems are increasingly becoming part of their solution. Profire Energy has offices in Lindon, Utah; Houston, Texas; Shelocta, Pennsylvania; Greeley, Colorado; and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For additional information, visit www.profireenergy.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements. Statements made in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. This release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to statements regarding the Company holding a conference call on March 10, 2017, regarding the transition period financial results; the effect the stabilization of oil prices will have on the Company’s customers spending their capex budgets; the effect the stabilization of oil prices will have on the Company’s ability to maintain recent growth; or, the Company’s capital allocation plan will be able to deliver long-term shareholder value. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results or performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in, or anticipated by, the forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect such forward-looking statements include certain economic, business, public market and regulatory risks and factors identified in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release and the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of
ASSETS December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 9,316,036 $21,292,595
Accounts receivable, net 5,633,802 4,132,137
Inventories, net 7,839,503 11,046,682
Income tax receivable 180,981 268,326
Short term investments 2,965,536 -
Investments - other 2,250,000 -
Prepaid expenses & other current assets 410,558 315,757
Total Current Assets 28,596,416 37,055,497
LONG-TERM ASSETS
Deferred tax asset 60,940 -
Long Term Investments 5,504,997 -
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net 7,458,723 8,232,911
OTHER ASSETS
Goodwill 997,701 997,701
Intangible assets, net 490,082 529,300
Total Other Assets 1,487,783 1,527,001
TOTAL ASSETS $ 43,108,859 $ 46,815,409
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accounts payable $ 1,220,478 $ 893,822
Accrued vacation 154,307 171,089
Accrued liabilities 284,214 449,694
Income taxes payable 61,543 335,375
Total Current Liabilities 1,720,542 1,849,980
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
Deferred income tax liability - 180,301
TOTAL LIABILITIES 1,720,542 2,030,281
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Preferred shares: $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 - -
shares authorized: no shares issued and outstanding
Common shares: $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized:
53,582,250 issued and 50,705,933 outstanding at December 31, 2016
and 53,256,296 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016 53,582 53,256
Treasury stock, at cost (3,582,805) -
Additional paid-in capital 26,800,298 26,164,622
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (2,810,743) (2,282,682)
Retained earnings 20,927,985 20,849,932
Total Stockholders' Equity 41,388,317 44,785,128
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 43,108,859 $ 46,815,409
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-KT and accompanying footnotes.

PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
For the Nine-Month
Ended December 31, 2016
For the Year Ended
March 31, 2016
REVENUES
Sales of goods, net $ 14,336,618 $ 23,992,324
Sales of services, net 1,650,568 3,080,122
Total Revenues 15,987,186 27,072,446
COST OF SALES
Cost of goods sold-product 6,732,822 11,027,114
Cost of goods sold-services 1,154,326 2,405,012
Total Cost of Goods Sold 7,887,148 13,432,126
GROSS PROFIT 8,100,038 13,640,320
OPERATING EXPENSES
General and administrative expenses 7,198,081 12,264,442
Research and development 757,880 899,013
Depreciation and amortization expense 482,311 516,786
Total Operating Expenses 8,438,272 13,680,241
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (338,234) (39,921)
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
Gain (Loss) on sale of fixed assets (2,680) 20,278
Other income 102,206 144,937
Interest income 90,028 37,278
Total Other Income 189,554 202,493
NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES (148,680) 162,572
INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT) (226,733) 127,828
NET INCOME$ 78,053 $ 34,744
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
Foreign Currency Translation Loss$ (415,698) $ (393,701)
Unrealized Losses on Investments (112,363) -
Total Other Comprehensive Loss (528,061) (393,701)
TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE LOSS$ (450,008) $ (358,957)
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE$0.00 $0.00
FULLY DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE$0.00 $0.00
BASIC WEIGHTED AVG NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING 52,857,299 53,243,151
FULLY DILUTED WEIGHTED AVG NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING 53,483,110 53,558,942
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-KT and accompanying footnotes.

PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity
Additional Other Total
Common Stock Paid-In Comprehensive Treasury Retained Stockholders'
Shares Amount Capital Income Stock Earnings Equity
Balance, March 31, 2015 53,199,136 $ 53,199 $ 25,525,052 $ (1,888,981) $ - $ 20,815,188 $ 44,504,458
Fair value of options vested - - 565,646 - - - 565,646
Stock issued in exercise of stock options 57,160 57 73,924 - - - 73,981
Foreign currency translation - - - (393,701) - - (393,701)
Net Income for the year ended December 31, 2015 - - - - - 34,744 34,744
Balance, March 31, 2016 53,256,296 53,256 26,164,622 (2,282,682) - 20,849,932 44,785,128
Fair value of options vested 242,801 242,801
Stock issued in exercise of stock options 86,808 87 112,913 113,000
Stock issued in settlement of RSUs 239,146 239 279,962 280,201
Treasury stock repurchased (2,876,317) (3,582,805) (3,582,805)
Foreign currency translation (415,698) (415,698)
Unrealized Losses on Investments (112,363) (112,363)
Net income for the nine-months ended December 31, 2016 78,053 78,053
Balance, December 31, 2016 50,705,933 $ 53,582 $ 26,800,298 $ (2,810,743) $ (3,582,805) $ 20,927,985 $ 41,388,317
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-KT and accompanying footnotes.

PROFIRE ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the Nine Months Ended For the Year Ended
December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net Income $ 78,053 $ 34,744
Adjustments to reconcile net income to
net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense 756,927 989,484
(Gain) Loss on sale of fixed assets 3,480 (20,278)
Bad debt expense 272,807 143,192
Stock options issued for services 616,802 678,971
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Changes in accounts receivable (2,063,449) 5,114,485
Changes in income taxes receivable/payable (190,746) (276,075)
Changes in inventories 3,304,972 641,410
Changes in prepaid expenses (95,156) (171,411)
Changes in deferred tax asset/liability (241,241) 49,490
Changes in accounts payable and accrued liabilities (58,736) 148,921
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 2,383,713 7,332,933
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from sale of equipment 16,896 158,641
Purchase of investments (10,685,553) -
Purchase of fixed assets (18,485) (62,465)
Purchase of Intangible assets - -
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities (10,687,142) 96,176
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Value of equity awards surrendered by employees for tax liability (30,000) (39,342)
Cash received in exercise of stock options 15,000 -
Purchase of Treasury stock (3,582,805) -
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities (3,597,805) (39,342)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (75,325) (241,968)
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH (11,976,559) 7,147,799
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD 21,292,595 14,144,796
CASH AT END OF PERIOD $ 9,316,036 $ 21,292,595
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF
CASH FLOW INFORMATION
CASH PAID FOR:
Interest $ - $ -
Income taxes $ 255,769 $ 127,828
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-KT and accompanying footnotes.

Profire Energy, Inc. And Subsidiaries
Quarterly Financial Result for Nine-Months Ended December 31, 2016
For the Quarters Ending
Transition Period Jun 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Dec 31, 2016
Total revenues $ 3,974,043 $ 4,990,813 $ 7,022,330
Gross profit 1,914,250 2,624,659 3,561,129
Income (loss) from operations (881,278) (127,369) 670,413
Income tax expense (benefit) (245,877) (99,701) 118,845
Net income (loss) (605,295) 74,452 608,896
Basic earnings per common share $ (0.01) $ 0.00 0.01
Diluted earnings per common share $ (0.01) $ 0.00 0.01
For the Quarters Ending
Fiscal Year 2016 Jun 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Dec 31, 2015 Mar 31, 2016
Total revenues $ 6,877,243 $ 8,097,294 $ 7,554,255 $ 4,543,654
Gross profit 3,313,519 4,028,403 3,998,502 2,299,895
Income (loss) from operations (539,374) 675,396 490,322 (666,265)
Income tax expense (benefit) (149,525) 254,781 194,227 (171,654)
Net income (loss) (459,079) 779,195 479,243 (764,617)
Basic earnings per common share $ (0.01) $ 0.01 $ 0.01 $ (0.01)
Diluted earnings per common share $ (0.01) $ 0.01 $ 0.01 $ (0.01)
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-KT and accompanying footnotes.


Contact: Profire Energy, Inc. Ryan Oviatt, CFO (801) 796-5127

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