WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forward Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD), a designer and distributor of custom carry and protective solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.
Full Fiscal Year 2017 Highlights
- Net income was $579 thousand in Fiscal 2017 compared to $607 thousand in Fiscal 2016.
- Earnings per share was $0.07 per share for Fiscal 2017 compared to of $0.07 per share for Fiscal 2016.
- Total Revenues were $24.8 million in Fiscal 2017, down 10% from Fiscal 2016.
- Gross profit percentage decreased to 16.9% in Fiscal 2017 from 18.5% in Fiscal 2016.
Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights
- Net income was $113 thousand, which is down from $140 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2016.
- Earnings per share was $0.02 per share compared to $0.02 per share for the fourth quarter of 2016.
- Revenues were $6.3 million compared to $6.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.
- Gross profit percentage decreased to 16.5% from 19.2% in the fourth quarter of 2016.
- Cash totaled $4.6 million at September 30, 2017, down from $4.8 million at September 30, 2016.
Terry Wise, Chief Executive Officer of Forward Industries, stated:
“I am delighted to report that for the second successive year, the company has earned positive net income for the full fiscal year. In a challenging commercial environment, our contracts with our major blue-chip pharmaceutical customers have been successfully renewed. These extensions are a resounding endorsement of the quality of our products and of our supply capability. At the same time we have transformed our business to an agile, streamlined company focused on future growth. I look to fiscal year 2018 to capitalize on the efforts of the past year.”
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including statements regarding profitability, growth in revenues, and expansion of customer base. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “is likely,” “will,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include unexpected issues with Forward China and our customers going directly to our sourcing agents for their products. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the SEC, including our Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
About Forward Industries
Incorporated in 1962, and headquartered West Palm Beach, Florida, Forward Industries is a global designer and distributor of custom carry and protective solutions. Forward’s products can be viewed online at www.forwardindustries.com.
Forward Industries, Inc.
Michael Matte, CFO
|FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME|
|For the Fiscal Years Ended|
|Cost of goods sold||20,572,970||22,399,734|
|Sales and marketing||1,502,700||1,891,409|
|General and administrative||2,090,473||2,571,799|
|Total operating expenses||3,593,173||4,463,208|
|Other income (expense), net||(19,124||)||(10,392||)|
|Income before income taxes||579,346||606,562|
|Provision for income taxes||-||-|
|Other comprehensive income:|
|Earnings per share:|
|Weighted average number of common and|
|common equivalent shares outstanding:|
|FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||157,930||141,421|
|Total current assets||13,120,445||12,339,444|
|Property and equipment, net||20,658||43,030|
|Liabilities and shareholders' equity|
|Due to Forward China||3,736,451||3,519,676|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||382,759||587,741|
|Total current liabilities||4,186,561||4,169,553|
|Commitments and contingencies - See Note 9|
|Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 40,000,000 shares authorized;|
|8,920,830 and 8,780,830 shares issued and outstanding|
|at September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively||89,208||87,808|
|Additional paid-in capital||17,936,673||17,783,060|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||-||(21,785||)|
|Total shareholders' equity||8,930,422||8,174,278|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$||13,153,946||$||12,395,317|
Source:Forward Industries, Inc.