WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Aug. 26, 2015) - Empire Industries Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:EIL) ("Empire" or the "Company") today reported its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The unaudited consolidated financial statements and MD&A have been filed on SEDAR and can be viewed at or at

Summary of the Second Quarter 2015 results

  • Revenues increased by $2.4 million, or 6.8% (to $37.3 million from $34.9 million in the second quarter 2014)

  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased by $0.04 million, or 2.5% (to $1.48 million from $1.52 million in the second quarter 2014)

  • Net Income decreased by $0.8 million, or 46% (to $0.9 million from $1.6 million in the second quarter 2014)

For the quarter and six month periods ended June 30
($ millions except share price and per share amounts)
Q2 2015 Q2 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2014
Financial Results
Revenue 37.3 34.9 70.5 68.5
Adjusted EBITDA ($)1 1.5 1.5 3.0 3.9
Adjusted EBIT ($)1 1.1 1.2 2.2 3.2
Net income from all operations 0.9 1.6 0.0 2.9
Financial Position (at June 30)
Total assets 75.4 59.6 75.4 59.6
Long-term debt (including current portion) 2.3 3.3 2.3 3.3
Shareholders' equity 21.6 18.3 21.6 18.3
Per Share Information
Income per share (Basic) 0.003 0.005 0.000 0.010
Income per share (Diluted) 0.003 0.005 0.000 0.010
(1) Adjusted earnings (loss) before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) is not defined by IFRS. The definition of Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account the Group's share of profit of an associate investment, gains and losses on the disposal of assets, fair value changes in foreign currency forward contracts and non-cash components of stock based compensation. Adjusted EBIT is the result of the Group's Adjusted EBITDA less depreciation and amortization expenses. While not IFRS measures, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT are used by management, creditors, analysts, investors and other financial stakeholders to assess the Group's performance and management from a financial and operational perspective.

"Our Media Based Attractions segment continues to grow. In addition to higher revenues, we also saw our backlog grow to $180 million, in part through a $24 million contract to a repeat customer in South Asia. In addition, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry for Canada, announced that Empire will receive up to $70 million to build the precision-steel enclosure of the Thirty Meter Telescope, the world's largest telescope," said Guy Nelson, Empire's Chief Executive Officer. "However, we are still facing the ramifications of the challenging economic conditions in western Canada in both our steel fabrication business and our hydrovac truck business. Nevertheless, our strategy to reposition the company in highly engineered, manufactured product market niches with higher margins and higher growth is paying off, and we expect our balance sheet to continue to strengthen through continued earnings generation and debt repayment."

Earnings are impacted by unrealized foreign exchange gains (losses) on mark-to-market forward contracts outstanding. The impact of settling the forward contracts is recognized through sales revenue at the time of settlement. The resulting impact of settling the outstanding "out of the money" hedges while being reflected in future financial results will be included with additional US dollar denominated revenues at exchange rates that are more reflective of current market rates.

About Empire Industries Ltd.

Empire Industries Ltd. manufactures specialized engineered products and sells these products domestically and in select international export markets. The Company has developed, designed and engineered products for the rapidly growing, global, media based attractions market. The Company also provides steel fabrication & installation services, primarily to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure market in Western Canada. The Company also has two key strategic equity partnerships; a 49% ownership of ACE Industrial Services that operates in the oil sands industrial maintenance services market, and a 45% ownership of a Chinese joint venture company in the steel fabrication market in Asia. Empire's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EIL.

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Reader Advisory

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Contact Information:

Empire Industries Ltd.
Guy Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
(416) 366-7977

Empire Industries Ltd.
Allan Francis
Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Administration
(204) 589-9301