Investor Webcast and Business Update Set for Thursday, June 1st, 1 pm ET
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 23, 2017) - PEN Inc. (
For the quarter ended March 31, 2017, PEN recorded double digit sales growth, improved gross margin and delivered its first profitable quarter since 2014.
Scott Rickert, PEN's President, Chairman and CEO, said: "We got off to a solid start in 2017, generating healthy revenue growth, profitable operations, positive operating cash flow and a much-improved cash position.
"Our financial results for the quarter reflect the hard work we have done to increase our sales, and right-size operations over the last several years, first in Texas and more recently in Ohio. I know many investors wish that both the sales growth and the streamlining could have happened faster, and, as an investor, I agree. As the Chief Executive, however, I know that changes of this magnitude in any organization do not happen overnight. I am truly impressed with how nimble PEN has become, thanks to solid planning and execution by our team members throughout the organization.
"Looking forward, we see additional opportunities to refocus operations in Ohio and are moving forward with our plan to rebrand and reintroduce some of our key health and safety products into the market later this year. I am confident in our ability to grow PEN over time."
First Quarter 2017 Financial Results
For the three months ended March 31, 2017, total revenues were $2,216,350, up 12% over revenues of $1,979,161 in the comparable period in 2016.
For the first quarter of 2017, overall gross profit amounted to $933,317, up 28% from $731,124 for the first quarter of 2016. Gross margin was 42%, compared to 37% in the year ago period. The increase in gross margin was attributable higher gross margin from the Product segment, which was partially offset by lower gross margin from the Contract services segment during the quarter.
Operating expenses totaled $863,903 in the first quarter of 2017, down 2% from $879,235 in the first quarter of 2016. The decrease was due to lower salaries, wages and related benefits, research and development expenses and general and administrative expenses, offset by higher professional fees and selling and marketing expenses.
Operating income was $69,414 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to an operating loss of $148,111 in the first quarter of 2016.
Other income was $24,998 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $28,176 in the first quarter of 2016.
Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 amounted to $94,412 or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $119,935 or ($0.04) per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
Basic and diluted earnings per share were based on 3,034,659 and 2,997,646 weighted average shares outstanding, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016.
PEN Brands' Health and Safety Products - Product Segment
Sales from PEN's Product segment for the first quarter of 2017 were $1,996,489, up 18% from $1,693,426 for the three months ended March 31, 2016, due to a renewed focus on sales and increased sales of coatings products.
Gross margin in the Product segment in the first quarter of 2017 was 48%, compared to 45% in the year ago period, primarily due to differences in the assortment of products sold.
PEN Design Center - Contract Services Segment
Revenues from the Contract services segment for the first quarter of 2017 were $219,861 compared to $285,735 in the first quarter of 2016.
Gross margin from the Contract services segment in the first quarter of 2017 was negative 12%, compared to negative 10% in the year ago period.
As of March 31, 2017, PEN held cash and cash equivalents of $305,402 as compared to $189,128 at December 31, 2016. As of March 31, 2017, PEN had a working capital deficit of $917,040 compared to a working capital deficit of $1,072,691 at December 31, 2016.
During the first quarter of 2017, PEN generated $151,188 in cash flow from operations. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had short-term debt of $1,095,450 compared to $1,070,137 as of December 31, 2016.
Investor webcast and business update: Thursday, June 1st, 1 pm EDT
PEN will host an investor webcast on Thursday, June 1st at 1 pm EDT to discuss first quarter results, provide a business update and take questions from investors. Participants can register 20 minutes prior to the event at: https://services.choruscall.com/links/penc170601.html
Questions for the event may be submitted in advance to email@example.com.
About PEN Inc.
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|PEN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Accounts receivable, net||919,184||722,845|
|Accounts receivable - related party||32,395||10,474|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||87,499||75,080|
|Total Current Assets||2,361,022||2,033,026|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||671,813||709,627|
|Total Other Assets||749,606||760,705|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT|
|Bank revolving line of credit||$||1,007,456||$||979,688|
|Current portion of notes payable||87,994||90,449|
|Accounts payable - related parties||41,887||52,887|
|Total Current Liabilities||3,278,062||3,105,717|
|Notes payable, net of current portion||264,940||266,110|
|Total Long-Term Liabilities||264,940||266,110|
|Commitments and Contingencies (See Note 11)|
|Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding||-||-|
|Class A common stock: $0.0001 par value, 7,200,000 shares authorized; 1,371,277 and 1,367,431 issued and outstandingat March 31,2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively||
|Class B common stock: $0.0001 par value, 2,500,000 sharesauthorized; 1,404,668 and 1,402,104 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively||
|Class Z common stock: $0.0001 par value, 300,000 sharesauthorized; 262,631 and 262,631 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively||
|Additional paid-in capital||5,373,078||5,321,769|
|Total Stockholders' Deficit||(432,374||)||(578,096||)|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit||$||3,110,628||$||2,793,731|
|PEN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|For the Three Months Ended|
|Products (including related party sales of $53,314 and $47,692 forthe three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively)||$||
|COST OF REVENUES:|
|Total Cost of Revenues||1,283,033||1,248,037|
|Selling and marketing expenses||64,727||47,369|
|Salaries, wages and related benefits||300,214||413,737|
|Research and development||68,722||85,763|
|General and administrative expenses||215,986||226,008|
|Total Operating Expenses||863,903||879,235|
|INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS||69,414||(148,111||)|
|OTHER (EXPENSE) INCOME:|
|Other income, net||50,586||56,310|
|Total Other Income||24,998||28,176|
|NET INCOME (LOSS)||$||94,412||$||(119,935||)|
|NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:|
|PEN INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|For the Three Months Ended|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:|
|Change in inventory obsolescence reserve||27,204||14,012|
|Depreciation and amortization expense||37,814||47,180|
|Amortization of deferred lease incentives||1,782||(3,208||)|
|Gain on sale of property and equipment||-||(21,866||)|
|Change in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts receivable - related party||(21,921||)||(1,445||)|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||(39,134||)||3,118|
|Accounts payable - related parties||(11,000||)||58,897|
|NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES||151,188||(92,064||)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES|
|Proceeds from sales of property and equipment||-||21,866|
|NET CASH PROVIDED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES||-||21,866|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES|
|Proceeds from bank lines of credit||1,774,000||1,670,000|
|Repayment of bank lines of credit||(1,787,864||)||(1,708,512||)|
|Repayment of bank loans||(18,595||)||(18,596||)|
|Repayment of loan to third party||(2,455||)||-|
|NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES||(34,914||)||(57,108||)|
|NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH||116,274||(127,306||)|
|CASH, beginning of year||189,128||262,519|
|CASH, end of period||$||305,402||$||135,213|
|SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION|
|Cash paid during the period for interest|
|SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Reclassification of accrued salary to notes payable - long-term||$||17,425||$||-|