Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. Reports
Record Revenues and Increased Gross Margins
in the First Quarter of 2013.
Record Revenues of $10.3 Million vs. $2.0 Million in Q1 2012
Gross Profit Margin up from 30% in Q1 2012 to 35% in Q1 2013
Organic growth of 17% over Q1 2012.
Emerson, New Jersey - May 30, 2013 - Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MICT), a developer and manufacturer that integrates and globally markets rugged computers, tablets and computer-based systems for the commercial Mobile Resource Management (MRM) market and for the defense and aerospace markets, announced today record financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
First Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights.
GAAP Net loss attributable to Micronet Enertec for the first quarter was $0.46 million, compared to a net loss attributable to Micronet Enertec of $0.15 million for the same period last year. GAAP net loss per share attributable to Micronet Enertec for the first quarter was $0.13, based on 3.484 million diluted shares outstanding, compared to $0.05, based on 3.242 million diluted shares outstanding, for the same period last year. This first quarter included non-cash expenses in the total amount of $1.2 million.
A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”
David Lucatz, Micronet Enertec’s CEO commented, “The first quarter was a positive start for 2013 and a significant milestone in fulfilling our goal to become a leading supplier of mobile powerful computers for the growing needs of Mobile Resource Management solutions and for mission-critical military missions. We grew from a Company that recorded $2 million in revenues for the first quarter of 2012 to $10 million in revenues for the first quarter of 2013, enjoying organic growth of 23% in sales in the defense and aerospace market and 15% in the MRM market compared to Q1 last year. In conjunction with our growth, we improved gross margins from 30% in the first quarter of 2012 to 35% in the first quarter of 2013, achieving gross profit of $3.6 million in Q1 2013 versus $0.6 million in 2012.
During the first quarter of 2013, we invested over $0.7 million in R&D, developing the next generation of our solutions based on comprehensive knowledge of market needs and close discussions with our customers,” Mr. Lucatz continued. “We are confident that our marketing and engineering teams will present innovative and unique solutions to ensure our future success and increased market share in the multi-billion dollar markets in which we operate.
We also saw great progress in further solidifying the foundation of our business to position ourselves for long-term sustainable growth. After the quarter ended, we closed on our $8.1 million public offering of common stock and warrants and we received approval from the Indian government for the operation of our joint venture. We are very excited about the multi-billion dollar Indian defense market and we plan to increase our share in this market in the coming years,” Mr. Lucatz concluded.Continuation...
Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. Forward-looking Statement.
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Miri Segal Scharia
Managing Partner Global Accounts & IPOs
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Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc.