Omnitek Engineering Corp. Reports 2017 Results

VISTA, Calif., March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Omnitek Engineering Corp. (OTCQB:OMTK) today reported results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017 – highlighted by a strategic focus on ramping up foreign sales, following the completion or near-completion of multi-year natural gas engine development programs in several key countries.

Revenues for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017 were $260,004 compared with $361,152 a year earlier, primarily due to the timing of foreign sales from development phases to large scale production in foreign markets. For the same period, the company reported a net loss of $485,818, or $0.02 per share, compared with $193,800, or $0.01 per share, a year ago, primarily due to a non-cash inventory reserve adjustment of $305,458. The inventory reserve adjustment represents a non-cash charge for slow-moving inventory and is recorded as a separate line item component of total cost of goods sold.

Gross margin for the quarter includes the non-cash inventory reserve adjustment noted above, resulting in a negative gross margin of $188,379 compared with positive gross margin of $106,539 a year earlier.

Revenues for the full year were $1.1 million compared with $1.3 million in 2016, primarily due to decreased diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kit sales and the timing of development program completions noted above. For the full year, the company reported a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.05 per share, compared with a net loss of $901,392, or $0.04 per share, a year earlier – primarily reflecting an increase in the non-cash charge for the inventory reserve adjustment noted above.

Gross margin for the full year includes the non-cash inventory reserve adjustment noted above, resulting in a gross margin of $169,062 compared with gross margin of $532,101 a year earlier. Adjusted gross margin as percentage of sales was 44 percent compared with 48 percent a year earlier, excluding the previously noted non-cash inventory reserve adjustment.

Results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 reflect non-cash expenses, including the value of options and warrants granted in the amount of $131,522, depreciation and amortization of $24,586 and inventory reserve adjustment of $305,458. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, non-cash expenses and income included the value of options and warrants granted for $174,242, depreciation and amortization of $27,593 and inventory reserve adjustment of $93,635.

“During the past year, we have seen a dramatic shift from domestic to international demand for engine conversions -- primarily due to oil prices remaining relatively low, though we still expect the domestic market to regain momentum. At this point, air pollution regulations and the price disparity between diesel and natural gas in foreign markets, mostly as a result of higher taxes on diesel fuel, are providing meaningful development programs for Omnitek outside the United States, particularly in Europe and Asia, and we expect a transformative year for the company as sales begin ramping up in these markets,” said Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering Corp.

Funk noted the 200-nation “Paris Agreement on Climate Change” remains an important catalyst for alternative solutions to diesel fuel, with natural gas particularly appealing in both foreign and domestic markets -- especially since the fine-particles (PM2.5) and black carbon emissions from diesel engines and potent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are abated when using natural gas.

At December 31, 2017, current liabilities totaled $1.2 million and current assets totaled $1.6 million, resulting in positive working capital of approximately $455,000 and a current ratio of 1.4 to 1.

About Omnitek Engineering Corp.
Omnitek Engineering Corp. develops and sells proprietary diesel-to-natural gas conversion systems and complementary products, including new natural gas engines that utilize the company’s technology -- providing global customers with innovative alternative energy and emissions control solutions that are sustainable and affordable.

Some of the statements contained in this news release discuss future expectations, contain projections of results of operations or financial condition or state other "forward-looking" information. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements. The forward-looking information is based on various factors and is derived using numerous assumptions. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ from projections include, among many others, the ability of the Company to raise sufficient capital to meet operating requirements, completion of R&D and successful commercialization of products/services, patent completion, prosecution and defense against well-capitalized competitors. These are serious risks and there is no assurance that our forward-looking statements will occur or prove to be accurate. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(Financial Tables Follow)

Statement of Operations
For the Three For the Three For the Year For the Year
Months Ended
Months Ended Ended Ended
December 31 December 31 December 31 December 31
2017 2016 2017 2016
REVENUES $ 260,004 $ 361,152 $ 1,074,213 $ 1,308,100
COST OF GOODS SOLD 142,925 160,978 599,693 682,364
INVENTORY RESERVE ADJUSTMENT 305,458 93,635 305,458 93,635
Total Cost of Goods Sold 448,383 254,613 905,151 775,999
GROSS MARGIN (188,379 ) 106,539 169,062 532,101
General and administrative 262,730 256,604 1,052,344 1,217,396
Research and development expense 26,273 35,404 118,940 187,109
Depreciation and amortization expense 5,992 6,512 24,586 27,593
Total Operating Expenses 294,995 298,520 1,195,870 1,432,098
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (483,374) (191,981) (1,026,808) (899,997)
Other income - - - 5,574
Interest expense (2,444) (1,819) (8,689) (6,170)
Interest income - - - 1
Total Other Income (Expense) (2,444) (1,819) (8,689) (595)
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES (485,818) (193,800 ) (1,035,497) (900,592)
NET LOSS $ (485,818) $ (193,800 ) $ (1,036,297) $ (901,392)
BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE $(0.02) $(0.01 ) $(0.05) $(0.04)


Balance Sheet
December 31, December 31,
2017 2016
Cash$ 23,279 $ 17,782
Accounts receivable, net 7,984 28,159
Accounts receivable - related parties 3,440 7,005
Inventory, net 1,554,656 1,869,900
Prepaid expense - 5,324
Cost in excess of billings - 30,973
Deposits 17,385 21,716
Total Current Assets 1,606,744 1,980,859
FIXED ASSETS, net 7,253 31,839
Other noncurrent assets 14,280 14,280
Total Other Assets 14,280 14,280
TOTAL ASSETS$ 1,628,277 $ 2,026,978
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$ 358,032 $ 325,255
Accrued management compensation 406,841 314,788
Accounts payable – related parties 114,321 18,373
Notes payable – related parties 15,000 -
Convertible notes payable – related parties 15,000 -
Billings in excess of earnings 30,000 -
Customer deposits 212,410 87,114
Total Current Liabilities 1,151,604 745,530
Total Liabilities 1,151,604 745,530
Common stock, 125,000,000 shares authorized no par value
20,281,082 shares issued and outstanding 8,411,411 8,411,411
Additional paid-in capital 11,852,363 11,620,841
Accumulated deficit (19,787,101) (18,750,804)
Total Stockholders' Equity 476,673 1,281,448

CONTACT: Gary S. Maier Maier & Company, Inc. (310) 471-1288

Source:Omnitek Engineering Corp.