Astrotech Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results *GAAP results: net loss of $0.8 million (attributable to Astrotech Corporation), on revenue of $4.1 million, up 55% and 12%, respectively, compared to the same quarter last year. *Astrotech Space Operation ("ASO"), the Company's core business unit, supported the successful launch of one mission in the second quarter 2013. *1^st Detect delivered two instruments. AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq:ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2013 second quarter ended December 31, 2012. "ASO, our core business unit, performed well during the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. We supported the successful launch of one mission and our Vandenberg and Florida facilities were awarded separate Infinite-Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity' ("IDIQ") task order contracts for future commercial payload processing services. ASO's 18-month mission backlog remains stable at $25.3 million," said Carlisle Kirkpatrick, Chief Financial Officer of Astrotech. "Additionally, our 1^st Detect business unit is achieving notable progress. We are seeing growing interest among equipment manufacturers who want to integrate our instrument into their product line. I am pleased with both our product development and commercial progress at 1^st Detect," noted Mr. Kirkpatrick. "During the second quarter 1^st Detect delivered two instruments, one to NASA/JSC and one to a development partner. We have a team of very talented and dedicated individuals who remain focused on meeting our customer commitments." Second Quarter Results The Company posted a second quarter fiscal year 2013 net loss of $0.8 million, or $(0.04) per diluted share on revenue of $4.1 million compared with a second quarter fiscal year 2012 net loss of $1.8 million, or $(0.10) per diluted share on revenue of $3.7 million. Update of Ongoing Operations The Company's 18-month rolling backlog, which includes contractual backlog, scheduled but uncommitted missions, and the design and fabrication of GSE, was $25.3 million at December 31, 2012. The majority at ASO consists of pre-launch satellite processing services, which include hardware launch preparation, advance planning, use of unique satellite preparation facilities and spacecraft checkout, encapsulation, fueling, transport, and design and fabrication of equipment and hardware for space launch activities at our Titusville, Florida and VAFB locations. Our Spacetech business unit reached a development milestone when 1^st Detect delivered evaluation units of its miniature mass spectrometer to leading analytical equipment vendors. The 1^st Detect proprietary mini-mass spectrometry technology provides a broad and versatile platform that we plan to integrate with follow-on products optimized for the security and industrial markets. In December, the USPTO allowed the issuance of an additional patent for the Company's MMS-1000^TM technology, further securing the Company's unique approach to commercializing its mini-mass spectrometer product line. Financial Position and Liquidity Working capital was $2.6 million as of December 31, 2012, which included $4.9 million in cash and cash equivalents and $3.7 million of accounts receivable. About Astrotech Corporation Astrotech is one of the first space commerce companies and remains a strong entrepreneurial force in the aerospace industry. We are leaders in identifying, developing and marketing space technology for commercial use. Our ASO business unit serves our government and commercial satellite and spacecraft customers with pre-launch services on the eastern and western range. 1^st Detect Corporation is developing what we believe is a breakthrough miniature mass spectrometer, while Astrogenetix, Inc. is a biotechnology company utilizing microgravity as a research platform for drug discovery and development. The Astrotech Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7456 This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, trends, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, continued government support and funding for key space programs, the ability to expand ASO, the availability of capital for reinvestment in growth initiatives, product performance and market acceptance of products and services, as well as other risk factors and business considerations described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings including the annual report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statements in this document should be evaluated in light of these important risk factors. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Tables follow ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (In thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended December31, December31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Revenue $ 4,122 $ 3,676 $ 10,251 $ 8,516 Cost of revenue 3,125 3,108 8,032 6,034 Gross profit 997 568 2,219 2,482 Operating expenses: Selling, general and 1,484 1,708 3,583 3,637 administrative Research and development 393 746 1,035 1,504 Total operating expenses 1,877 2,454 4,618 5,141 Income (loss) from (880) (1,886) (2,399) (2,659) operations Interest and other expense, (46) (59) (85) (133) net Income (loss) before income (926) (1,945) (2,484) (2,792) taxes Income tax expense — (7) — (12) Net income (loss) (926) (1,952) (2,484) (2,804) Less: Net loss attributable (116) (166) (257) (352) to noncontrolling interest* Net income (loss) attributable to Astrotech $ (810) $ (1,786) $ (2,227) $ (2,452) Corporation Net income (loss) per share attributable to Astrotech $ (0.04) $ (0.10) $ (0.12) $ (0.13) Corporation, basic Net income (loss) per share attributable to Astrotech $ (0.04) $ (0.10) $ (0.12) $ (0.13) Corporation, diluted *Noncontrolling interest resulted from grants of restricted stock in 1^st Detect and Astrogenetix to certain employees, officers and directors. Please refer to the December 31, 2012 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for further detail. ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands) December 31, June 30, 2012 2012 (unaudited) Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,938 $ 10,177 Accounts receivable, net 3,727 1,926 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 797 592 Total current assets 9,462 12,695 Property & equipment, net 36,848 37,270 Other assets, net 62 84 Total assets $ 46,372 $ 50,049 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities $ 6,836 $ 7,875 Long-term liabilities 5,849 6,042 Stockholders' equity 33,687 36,132 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 46,372 $ 50,049 ASTROTECH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (In thousands) Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization Three Months Six Months Ended December 31, Ended December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 EBITDA $ (338) $ (1,083) $ (1,325) $ (1,268) Depreciation & amortization 525 793 1,032 1,386 Interest and other expense, net 63 69 127 139 Income tax expense -- 7 -- 12 Net income (loss) (926) (1,952) (2,484) (2,804) Net loss attributable to noncontrolling (116) (166) (257) (352) interest Net income (loss)attributable to $ (810) $ (1,786) $ (2,227) $ (2,452) Astrotech Corporation EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure. We included information concerning EBITDA because we use such information when evaluating operating earnings (loss)to better evaluate the underlying performance of the Company. EBITDA does not represent, and should not be considered an alternative to, net income (loss), operating earnings (loss), or cash flow from operations as those terms are defined by U.S. GAAP and does not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient to fund cash needs. While EBITDA is frequently used as measures of operations and the ability to meet debt service requirements by other companies, our use of this financial measure is not necessarily comparable to such other similarly titled captions of other companies. CONTACT: Carlisle Kirkpatrick Chief Financial Officer Astrotech Corporation 512.485.9530 Astrotech Corporation Logo
Astrotech Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
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