Universal Security Instruments Reports Third-Quarter Results


OWINGS MILLS, Md., Feb. 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Security Instruments, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: UUU) today announced results for its fiscal third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2023.

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, sales decreased 19.2% to $4,654,978 compared to sales of $5,758,661 for the same period last year. The Company reported net income of $102,176, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $341,312 or $0.15 per basic and diluted share for the same period last year.

For the nine months ended December 31, 2023, sales decreased 7.3% to $15,071,204 versus $16,251,106 for the same period last year. The Company reported net income of $80,881, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $435,776 or $0.19, per basic and diluted share for the corresponding 2022 period.

“The primary reason for the sales decreases during the three and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2023, was supply chain difficulties in getting sufficient product to cover orders during our third fiscal quarter.” said Harvey Grossblatt - President and CEO.

UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC. is a U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of safety and security devices. Founded in 1969, the Company has an over 55-year heritage of developing innovative and easy-to-install products, including smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarms. For more information on Universal Security Instruments, visit our website at www.universalsecurity.com.

"Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws that inherently include certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, among other items, currency fluctuations, the impact of current and future laws and governmental regulations affecting us and other factors which may be identified from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and other public announcements. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. We will revise our outlook from time to time and frequently will not disclose such revisions publicly.


UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
 
 Three Months Ended December 31,
  2023   2022 
Sales$4,654,978  $5,758,661 
Net income 102,176   341,312 
Earnings per share:  
Basic and diluted
$0.04  $0.15 
        
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
       
Basic and diluted 2,312,887   2,312,887 



 Nine Months Ended December 31,
  2023   2021 
Sales$15,071,204  $16,251,106 
Net income 80,881   435,776 
Earnings per share:  
Basic and diluted$0.03  $0.19 
        
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
       
Basic and diluted 2,312,887   2,312,887 



CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
  
ASSETS 
 Dec. 31, 2023 Dec. 31, 2022
Cash
$
39,178
  $
200,155
 
        
Accounts receivable and amount due from factor 3,353,127   3,991,415 
Inventory 4,880,508   4,437,580 
Prepaid expense 399,318   313,277 
   
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
 8,672,131   8,942,427 
   
PROPERTY, EQUIPMENT AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS–NET 231,823   395,278 
OTHER ASSETS -   4,000 
TOTAL ASSETS$8,903,954  $9,341,705 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY  
   
Line of credit – factor
$
1,121,064  $
2,471,236
 
Note payable – Eyston Company Ltd. -
   181,440 
Short-term portion of operating lease liability 156,851   149,408 
Accounts payable 1,878,990   1,061,517 
Accrued liabilities 254,062   193,783 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
 3,410,967
   4,057,384
 
        
LONG TERM PORTION OF OPERATING LEASE LIABILITY 53,289   210,139 
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 53,289   210,139 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 -   - 
        
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:       
Common stock, $.01 par value per share; authorized 20,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 2,312,887 at December 31, 2023 and 2022 23,129   23,129 
Additional paid-in capital 12,885,841   12,885,841 
Accumulated Deficit (7,469,272)  (7,834,788)
   
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 5,439,698   5,074,182 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY$8,903,954  $9,341,705 




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