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ADDvantage Technologies Announces Financial Results for the Fiscal Third Quarter of 2017

BROKEN ARROW, Okla., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEY), today announced its financial results for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2017. The nine month period includes the financial results for the Company’s asset acquisition of Triton Miami, Inc. (“Triton Datacom”) from October 14, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

“We reported a 29% increase in consolidated sales for the second quarter of 2017, which is mostly attributable to the Telco segment resulting from our acquisition of Triton Datacom’s assets last year. We continue to be pleased with this acquisition, as it further diversified our business and positively contributed to our consolidated financial results over the last few quarters. However, we continue to be disappointed with the consolidated operating results of the Company as a result of the poor sales performance at Nave Communications, which is part of the Telco segment,” commented David Humphrey, President and CEO of ADDvantage Technologies.

“Due primarily to our two acquisitions that created our Telco segment, we added a VP of Sales executive role in our Company to lead our overall sales organization. Since joining the Company in May, our new VP of Sales, Don Kinison, has been focused on the development and implementation of an improved sales strategy and organization for Nave Communications. His goal is to increase the sales volume and therefore improve profitability of the overall Telco segment. We are pleased with the initial progress thus far and look forward to seeing the impact on future sales and bottom-line results,” continued Mr. Humphrey.

“We are also reviewing our various operations and operating costs within the Company to optimize our performance. We still remain confident in the long-term direction of the Company. While we have encountered certain market headwinds and internal challenges that slowed our progress, specifically in our Telco segment, we believe that we have a sound overall business strategy and look forward to seeing the results of the improved sales strategy over the next several quarters,” concluded Mr. Humphrey.

Results for the three months ended June 30, 2017

Consolidated sales increased 29% to $13.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared with $10.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016. The increase in sales was in both the Telco segment and Cable segment of $2.9 million and $0.1 million, respectively. The increase in Cable TV sales was due to an increase in new equipment sales and repairs sales of $0.2 million and $0.3 million, respectively, partially offset by a decrease in refurbished equipment sales of $0.4 million. The increase in Telco used equipment sales was primarily due to Triton Datacom, which offset the continued lower sales from the remaining portion of this segment. The Company is continuing to address the lower sales in the Telco segment by expanding its sales force, targeting a broader end-user customer base, expanding the capacity of the recycling program and testing the used equipment inventory prior to sale to end-user customers.

Consolidated operating, selling, general and administrative expenses increased $0.7 million, or 23%, to $3.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $3.1 million for the same period last year. This increase in expenses was due to the Telco segment of $0.8 million, while the Cable TV segment decreased by $0.1 million. The increase for the Telco segment was due primarily to operating expenses of $0.8 million from Triton Datacom and Triton Datacom earn-out expenses of $0.1 million.

Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2017, was $67,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared with a net income of $316,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the same period of 2016.

Consolidated EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $0.4 million compared with $0.7 million for the same period ended June 30, 2016.

Results for the nine months ended June 30, 2017

Consolidated sales increased 26% before the impact of intercompany sales to $36.4 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 from $28.9 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2016. The increase in sales was in both the Cable TV and Telco segment of $0.6 million and $6.8 million, respectively. Sales for the Telco segment increased $6.8 million to $18.9 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 from $12.1 million for the same period last year. The increase in Telco equipment sales was primarily due to Triton Datacom on October 14, 2016, which offset the continued lower sales from the remaining portion of this segment. The increase in sales for the Cable TV segment was due to an increase in new equipment sales and repair sales of $0.5 million and $0.9 million, respectively, partially offset by a decrease in refurbished equipment revenue of $0.8 million.

Consolidated operating, selling, general and administrative expenses increased 23% to $11.0 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 from $9.0 million for the same period last year. This increase in expenses was due to the Telco segment of $2.2 million, partially offset by a decrease in the Cable TV segment of $0.2 million.

Net income for the nine month period ended June 30, 2017 was $161,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared with $486,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the same period of 2016.

Consolidated EBITDA for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 remained flat at $1.8 million compared with the same period ended June 30, 2016.

Cash and cash equivalents were $3.7 million as of June 30, 2017, compared with $4.5 million as of September 30, 2016. The Company generated $2.3 million of cash from operations for the nine months ended June 30, 2017. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had inventory of $22.7 million compared with $21.5 million as of September 30, 2016.

Earnings Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call on Monday, August 14th, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time featuring remarks by David Humphrey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dave Chymiak, Chief Technology Officer, and Scott Francis, Chief Financial Officer.

The conference call will be available via webcast and can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of ADDvantage's website, www.addvantagetechnologies.com. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download any necessary software to listen to the Internet broadcast. The dial-in number for the conference call is 800- 967-7141 (domestic) or 913-312- 1227 (international). All dial-in participants must use the following code to access the call: 2191269. Please call at least five minutes before the scheduled start time.

For interested individuals unable to join the conference call, a replay of the call will be available through August 28, 2017 at 844-512-2921 (domestic) or 412-317-6671 (international). Participants must use the following code to access the replay of the call: 2191269. An online archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 30 days following the call.

About ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc.

ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEY) supplies the cable television (Cable TV) and telecommunications industries with a comprehensive line of new and used system-critical network equipment and hardware from a broad range of leading manufacturers. The equipment and hardware ADDvantage distributes is used to acquire, distribute, and protect the communications signals carried on fiber optic, coaxial cable and wireless distribution systems, including television programming, high-speed data (Internet) and telephony. In addition, ADDvantage operates a national network of technical repair centers focused primarily on Cable TV equipment and recycles surplus and obsolete Cable TV and telecommunications equipment.

ADDvantage operates through its subsidiaries, Tulsat, Tulsat-Atlanta, Tulsat-Arizona, Tulsat-Nebraska, Tulsat-Tennessee, Tulsat-Texas, NCS Industries, ComTech Services, Nave Communications and Triton Datacom. For more information, please visit the corporate web site at www.addvantagetechnologies.com.

The information in this announcement may include forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from these statements. A complete discussion of these risks and uncertainties is contained in the Company’s reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
EBITDA is a supplemental, non-GAAP financial measure. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. In addition, EBITDA as presented excludes other income, interest income and income from equity method investment. Management believes providing EBITDA in this release is useful to investors’ understanding and assessment of the Company’s ongoing continuing operations and prospects for the future and it is a used by the financial community to evaluate the market value of companies considered to be in similar businesses. Since EBITDA is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, it should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, net earnings as an indicator of operating performance. EBITDA, as calculated in the table below, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. In addition, EBITDA is not necessarily a measure of our ability to fund our cash needs.

(Tables follow)

ADDVANTAGE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
Three Months Ended June 30,Nine Months Ended June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Sales$12,989,990 $10,060,242 $36,380,572 $28,897,097
Cost of sales 9,234,039 6,594,091 24,836,563 19,080,954
Gross profit 3,755,951 3,466,151 11,544,009 9,816,143
Operating, selling, general and administrative expenses 3,757,027 3,062,288 11,031,276 8,987,316
Income (loss) from operations (1,076) 403,863 512,733 828,827
Other income (expense):
Other income 70,517 180,071
Interest income 28,950 31,122
Loss from equity method investment 63,977 (77,021)
Interest expense (85,787) (54,221) (279,764) (184,289)
Total other income (expense), net (85,787) 109,223 (279,764) (50,117)
Income (loss) before income taxes (86,683) 513,086 232,969 778,710
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (20,000) 197,000 72,000 293,000
Net income (loss)$(66,863) $316,086 $160,969 $485,710
Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic$(0.01) $0.03 $0.02 $0.05
Diluted$(0.01) $0.03 $0.02 $0.05
Shares used in per share calculation:
Basic 10,192,244 10,134,235 10,160,017 10,098,564
Diluted 10,192,244 10,135,607 10,160,582 10,103,054


Three Months Ended June 30, 2017 Three Months Ended June 30, 2016
Cable TV Telco Total Cable TV Telco Total
Income (loss) from operations$414,383 $(415,459) $(1,076) $528,651 $(124,788) $403,863
Depreciation 77,114 33,673 110,787 84,152 24,902 109,054
Amortization 313,311 313,311 206,451 206,451
EBITDA (a)$491,497 $(68,475) $423,022 $612,803 $106,565 $719,368

(a) The Telco segment includes earn-out expenses of $0.1 million and zero for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to the acquisition of Triton Miami, Inc. and Nave Communications.

Nine Months Ended June 30, 2017 Nine Months Ended June 30, 2016
Cable TV Telco Total Cable TV Telco Total
Income (loss) from operations$1,586,013 $(1,073,280) $512,733 $981,770 $(152,943) $828,827
Depreciation 225,253 103,420 328,673 237,418 74,985 312,403
Amortization 953,871 953,871 619,353 619,353
EBITDA (a)$1,811,266 $(15,989) $1,795,277 $1,219,188 $541,395 $1,760,583

(a) The Telco segment for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 includes acquisition related costs of $0.2 million. The Telco segment includes earn-out expenses of $0.2 million and zero for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to the acquisition of Triton Miami, Inc. and Nave Communications.

ADDVANTAGE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
June 30,
2017
September 30,
2016
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$3,744,508 $4,508,126
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $250,000 6,024,786 4,278,855
Income tax receivable 101,754 480,837
Inventories, net of allowance for excess and obsolete
inventory of $2,984,641 and $2,570,868, respectively 22,660,271 21,524,919
Prepaid expenses 332,421 323,289
Total current assets 32,863,740 31,116,026
Property and equipment, at cost 11,438,582 11,203,865
Less: Accumulated depreciation (5,320,592) (4,993,102)
Net property and equipment 6,117,990 6,210,763
Investment in and loans to equity method investee 288,703 2,588,624
Intangibles, net of accumulated amortization 8,860,798 4,973,669
Goodwill 6,031,511 3,910,089
Deferred income taxes 1,490,000 1,333,000
Other assets 136,412 135,988
Total assets$55,789,154 $50,268,159
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$3,350,598 $1,857,953
Accrued expenses 1,590,339 1,324,652
Notes payable – current portion 6,828,961 899,603
Other current liabilities 660,919 963,127
Total current liabilities 12,430,817 5,045,335
Notes payable, less current portion 3,466,358
Other liabilities 1,419,894 131,410
Total liabilities 13,850,711 8,643,103
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock, $.01 par value; 30,000,000 shares authorized; 10,692,902 and 10,634,893 shares issued, respectively; 10,192,244 and 10,134,235 shares outstanding, respectively 106,929 106,349
Paid in capital (4,764,953) (4,916,791)
Retained earnings 47,596,481 47,435,512
Total shareholders’ equity before treasury stock 42,938,457 42,625,070
Less: Treasury stock, 500,658 shares, at cost (1,000,014) (1,000,014)
Total shareholders’ equity 41,938,443 41,625,056
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$55,789,154 $50,268,159


For further information Company Contact: Scott Francis (918) 251-9121 KCSA Strategic Communications Garth Russell (212) 896-1250 grussell@kcsa.com

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