RF Industries Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Year End Results; Revenues for Year Increase 56% With Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.34 Business Wire SAN DIEGO -- January 22, 2013 RF Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: RFIL) announced record quarterly sales and consolidated net income for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. For the fourth quarter ended October 31, 2012, the company reported revenues of $10,529,000, an increase of $4,575,000, or 77%, as compared to $5,954,000 in the same quarter of fiscal 2011. Consolidated net income for the quarter was $1,158,000, or $0.17 per basic and $0.15 per diluted share, compared to a consolidated net loss of $50 thousand, or $0.01 net loss per basic and diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2011. Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results “Growth in the quarter was led by our Cables Unlimited division and by the RadioMobile division of our RF Wireless segment. During 2012, Cables Unlimited introduced its newly designed OptiFlex™ Hybrid Custom Fiber Optic and DC Power Cabling solution for wireless towers and this new product line has been very well received in the market. As we begin 2013, we continue to see strong demand for this product. Furthermore, our RF Wireless segment saw particularly strong growth in the fourth quarter due to deliveries related to a previously reported $2.6 million order from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Deliveries on this order are expected to continue into the first two quarters of fiscal 2013,” said Howard Hill, RFI’s CEO. Sales at Cables Unlimited were $4,905,000 for the fourth quarter compared to $1,734,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Cables Unlimited reported gross margin of 33% compared to 22% in the same quarter last year. Operating income for Cables Unlimited in the fourth quarter was $1,069,000, or 22% of sales, compared to an operating loss of $66,000 in the fourth quarter of last year. RF Connector and Cable Assembly segment sales increased 2% to $3,785,000 in the quarter with gross margin of 52% as compared to sales of $3,724,000 with gross margin of 53% in the same quarter last year. Operating income increased to $445,000, or 12% of sales, from $181,000, or 5% of sales. Fourth quarter sales at Bioconnect increased 70% to a record $586,000 with gross margin of 35% as compared to fiscal 2011 fourth quarter sales of $345,000. Higher gross margin and lower SG&A drove operating income to $97,000 or 17% of sales, compared to $12,000 in the fourth quarter last year. As a result of its $2.6 million order with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, RF Wireless sales for the quarter grew 829% to $1,253,000 compared to $151,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Gross margin for the fourth quarter was 45% of sales, compared to 39% of sales last year. Operating income at RF Wireless for the quarter was $269,000 compared to a loss of $160,000 in the fourth quarter last year. Fiscal 2012 Results Mr. Hill stated, “2012 was an exceptional year for the Company, with strong performance from all of our divisions, with each division growing and contributing to our 19^th consecutive year of profitability.” For the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012, revenues increased 56% to $30,233,000 as compared to revenues of $19,434,000 in fiscal 2011. Consolidated net income was $2,612,000 or $0.38 per basic and $0.34 per diluted share as compared to consolidated net income of $773,000 or $0.12 per basic and $0.11 per diluted share in the prior year. Sales at Cables Unlimited were $10,913,000 for fiscal 2012 compared to $2,644,000 in the four and one half month period after the acquisition of Cables Unlimited on June 15, 2011. Cables Unlimited reported gross margin of 33% compared to 27% last year. Operating income for Cables Unlimited in fiscal 2012 was $1,720,000, or 16% of sales, compared to $22,000, or 1% of sales last year. RF Connector and Cable Assembly sales increased 2% to $14,176,000 for the year with gross margin of 52% as compared to sales of $13,868,000 in fiscal 2011. Operating income increased to $1,599,000, or 11% of sales, from $1,317,000, or 10% of sales last year. Fiscal 2012 sales at Bioconnect increased 21% to a record $2,598,000 with gross margin of 41% as compared to fiscal 2011 sales of $2,154,000 and gross margin of 37%. Higher gross margin and lower SG&A drove operating income to $653,000, or 25% of sales, compared to $439,000, or 20% of sales last year. RF Wireless sales more than tripled to $2,545,000 compared to $769,000 in fiscal 2011. RF Wireless reported its first profitable year with $127,000 in operating income compared to an operating loss of $669,000 last year. At October 31, 2012 the Company reported cash and cash equivalents of $5,492,000 and working capital of $14,904,000. Stockholders’ equity was $20,230,000, or $2.90 per outstanding share. “Subsequent to the close of the fiscal year, we announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per common share. Also, in light of certain tax uncertainties related to calendar year 2013, we accelerated a portion of the anticipated calendar 2013 common stock dividend payments into 2012. We are confident that the strength of our business supports this payment and view this as an opportunity to show our appreciation of our shareholders and our commitment to enhancing shareholder returns,” Mr. Hill stated. “We believe our solid balance sheet provides a firm foundation for future growth, and we are particularly encouraged by the first two months of Q1 2013 which point to strong growth and profitability for the quarter,” concluded Mr.Hill. Conference Call Information RF Industries will host a conference call on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time to discuss its fiscal year 2012 fourth quarter and fiscal year end results. To participate, callers should dial (877) 407-9210 and international callers may dial (201) 689-8049 and reference conference i.d. 406878. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call can be accessed from the Investor Information page at www.rfindustries.com. A replay of the call will be available until February 22, 2013 and may be accessed by dialing (877) 660-6853 or international callers should call (201) 612-7415. Callers should use conference i.d. 406878. About RF Industries RFI manufactures, designs and distributes Radio Frequency (RF) connectors and cable assemblies, medical cabling products, RF wireless products and fiber optic cable products. Coaxial connectors, cable assemblies and custom microwave RF connectors are used for Wi-Fi, PCS, radio, test instruments, computer networks, antenna devices, aerospace, OEM and Government agencies. Medical Cabling and Interconnector products are specialized custom electrical cabling products for the medical equipment monitoring market. RF Wireless products include digital data transceivers for industrial monitoring, wide area networks, GPS tracking and mobile wireless network solutions. Fiber optic cable, connector and harness products serve computer, aerospace, computer networking and specialty applications. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to future events which are subject to a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: changes in the telecommunications industry; the operations of the Cables Unlimited division which was acquired in June 2011; and the Company’s reliance on certain distributors for a significant portion of anticipated revenues. Further discussion of these and other potential risk factors may be found in the Company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov) including its Form 10-K. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to the Company on the date they are published and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or new information after the date of this release. RF INDUSTRIES, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (in thousands, except per share and share amounts) Three Months Ended Years Ended October 31, October 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 (unaudited) (unaudited) Net sales $ 10,529 $ 5,954 $ 30,233 $ 19,434 Cost of sales 6,173 3,440 16,999 10,098 Gross profit 4,356 2,514 13,234 9,336 Operating expenses: Engineering 299 343 1,134 1,247 Selling and 2,177 2,185 8,025 6,953 general Total operating 2,476 2,528 9,159 8,200 expense Operating 1,880 (14 ) 4,075 1,136 income (loss) Interest income 2 (7 ) 38 16 (expense) Income before provision for 1,882 (21 ) 4,113 1,152 income taxes Provision for 724 29 1,501 379 income taxes Consolidated 1,158 (50 ) 2,612 773 net income Net income/(loss) attributable to non- controlling -- 4 1 (3 ) interest Net income attributable to RF Industries, Ltd. and $ 1,158 $ (46 ) $ 2,611 $ 776 Subsidiary Earnings per share: Basic $ 0.17 $ (0.01 ) $ 0.38 $ 0.12 Diluted $ 0.15 $ (0.01 ) $ 0.34 $ 0.11 Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding: Basic 6,938,357 7,135,549 6,908,890 6,382,845 Diluted 7,799,796 7,898,944 7,680,743 7,291,848 RF INDUSTRIES, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (in thousands, except share data) October 31, 2012 2011 ASSETS (unaudited) CURRENT ASSETS: Cash & Cash Equivalents $ 5,492 $ 1,761 Restricted Cash -- 67 Certificates of Deposit -- 4,095 Trade Accounts Receivable, net 5,167 2,606 Inventories 6,984 6,189 Prepaid Income Taxes -- 572 Other Current Assets 640 512 Deferred Tax Assets 761 611 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 19,044 16,413 Property and Equipment, net 1,204 2,443 Goodwill 3,076 3,076 Amortizable intangible assets, net 1,627 1,866 Non-amortizable intangible assets 410 410 Note Receivable from Stockholder 67 67 Other Assets 35 103 TOTAL ASSETS $ 25,463 $ 24,378 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable $ 1,429 $ 521 Accrued Expenses 2,101 1,580 Mortgages Payable -- 1,394 Income Taxes Payable 610 -- TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 4,140 3,495 Deferred Tax Liabilities 1,077 1,072 Other Long-Term Liabilities 16 133 TOTAL LIABILITIES 5,233 4,700 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES EQUITY: Common Stock – authorized 20,000,000 70 71 shares at $0.01 par value; 6,978,374 and 7,110,507 shares issued and outstanding, respectively Additional Paid-in Capital 12,007 11,382 Retained Earnings 8,153 8,011 Total RF Industries, Ltd. and Subsidiary 20,230 19,464 Non-controlling Interest -- 214 TOTAL EQUITY 20,230 19,678 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 25,463 $ 24,378 Contact: Investors: Institutional Marketing Services (IMS) John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau 203-972-9200 firstname.lastname@example.org or Company: RF Industries Ltd. 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RF Industries Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Year End Results; Revenues for Year Increase 56% With Diluted Earnings Per Share
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