Optical Cable Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results PR Newswire ROANOKE, Va., June 12, 2013 ROANOKE, Va., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC^®" or the "Company") today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2013. Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results Consolidated net sales for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 were $19.1 million, down 13.3% when compared to net sales of $22.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012—when OCC achieved the second highest quarterly net sales in the Company's history. Sequentially, net sales increased 10.6% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, compared to net sales of $17.3 million for the first quarter of the year. Gross profit margin, or gross profit as a percentage of net sales, decreased to 34.9% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 from 40.2% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012. Gross profit margin in the second quarter was negatively impacted as certain fixed manufacturing costs were spread over lower sales volumes, as well as due to increases in production costs and manufacturing capacity in anticipation of higher future production volumes. Gross profit decreased 24.8% to $6.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, compared to $8.9 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. OCC recorded net income attributable to the Company of $42,000, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, compared to $949,000, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012. Fiscal Year-to-Date 2013 Financial Results Consolidated net sales for the first half of fiscal year 2013 decreased 7.5% to $36.4 million, compared to net sales of $39.4 million for the same period in fiscal year 2012—which was a record sales year for OCC. The Company experienced an increase in net sales during the first half of fiscal year 2013 in its specialty markets, compared to the same period last year, but this increase was offset by decreases in net sales in its commercial markets. Gross profit margin decreased to 36.2% in the first half of fiscal year 2013, from 38.1% in the first half of fiscal year 2012. Gross profit decreased 12.1% to $13.2 million in the first half of fiscal year 2013, compared to $15.0 million in the first half of fiscal 2012. OCC recorded net income attributable to the Company of $172,000, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, for the first half of fiscal year 2013, compared to $1.1 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share, for the same period last year. Management's Comments Neil Wilkin, President and Chief Executive Officer of OCC, said, "We believe our second fiscal quarter results reflect difficult year-over-year comparisons relative to the record setting results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, which we believe were not representative of our typical quarterly seasonality patterns. We experienced weakness in certain of our markets during the first half of fiscal year 2013. Our gross profit was also impacted in the second quarter of 2013 by increases in plant capacity that we made to accommodate previous large orders for major customers. Despite continued economic headwinds in certain of our markets, we are confident that the Company is well-positioned to deliver improving results going forward." Mr. Wilkin added, "OCC's balance sheet remains strong, and we remain confident in the underlying strength of our business, our market position, our comprehensive suite of products, and our strategic plan to enhance shareholder value. We look forward to delivering improved financial and operational performance in the second half of the fiscal year." Conference Call Information As previously announced, OCC will host a conference call today, June 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should call (888) 868-9083 or (973) 935-8512. For interested individuals unable to join the call, a replay will be available through June 19, 2013, by dialing (800) 585-8367 or (404) 537-3406, pass code 91148990. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by visiting the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.occfiber.com. Company Information Optical Cable Corporation ("OCC^®") is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of fiber optic and copper data communication cabling and connectivity solutions primarily for the enterprise market, offering an integrated suite of high quality, warranted products which operate as a system solution or seamlessly integrate with other providers' offerings. OCC's product offerings include designs for uses ranging from commercial, enterprise network, datacenter, residential and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining, petrochemical and broadcast applications. OCC products include fiber optic and copper cabling, fiber optic and copper connectors, specialty fiber optic and copper connectors, fiber optic and copper patch cords, pre-terminated fiber optic and copper cable assemblies, racks, cabinets, datacom enclosures, fiber optic and copper patch panels, face plates, multi-media boxes, wireless distributed antenna systems, fiber optic reels and accessories and other cable and connectivity management accessories. OCC products are designed to meet the most demanding needs of end-users, delivering a high degree of reliability and outstanding performance characteristics. OCC^® is internationally recognized for pioneering the design and production of fiber optic cables for the most demanding military field applications, as well as of fiber optic cables suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and creating a broad product offering built on the evolution of these fundamental technologies. OCC also is internationally recognized for its role in establishing copper connectivity data communications standards, through its innovative and patented technologies. Founded in 1983, OCC is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia with offices, manufacturing and warehouse facilities located in each of Roanoke, Virginia, near Asheville, North Carolina and near Dallas, Texas. OCC's facilities are ISO 9001:2008 registered, and OCC's Roanoke and Dallas facilities are MIL-STD-790F certified. Optical Cable Corporation, OCC, Procyon, Superior Modular Products, SMP Data Communications, Applied Optical Systems, and associated logos are trademarks of Optical Cable Corporation. Further information about OCC^® is available at www.occfiber.com. FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This news release by Optical Cable Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company" or "OCC") may contain certain forward-looking information within the meaning of the federal securities laws. The forward-looking information may include, among other information, (i) statements concerning our outlook for the future, (ii) statements of belief, anticipation or expectation, (iii) future plans, strategies or anticipated events, and (iv) similar information and statements concerning matters that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown variables, uncertainties, contingencies and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from our expectations, and such known and unknown variables, uncertainties, contingencies and risks may also adversely affect Optical Cable Corporation and its subsidiaries, the Company's future results of operations and future financial condition, and/or the future equity value of the Company. A partial list of such variables, uncertainties, contingencies and risks that could cause or contribute to such differences from our expectations or that could otherwise adversely affect Optical Cable Corporation and its subsidiaries is set forth in Optical Cable Corporation's quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") under the heading "Forward-Looking Information." OCC's quarterly and annual reports are available to the public on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. In providing forward-looking information, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update this information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by applicable laws and regulations. (Financial Tables Follow) OPTICAL CABLE CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (thousands, except per share data) (unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended April 30, April 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net sales $ 19,124 $ 22,051 $ 36,420 $ 39,385 Cost of goods sold 12,459 13,190 23,231 24,374 Gross profit 6,665 8,861 13,189 15,011 SG&A expenses 6,405 7,410 12,593 13,375 Royalty (income) expense, (44) (101) 4 (287) net Amortization of 23 33 47 67 intangible assets Income from 281 1,519 545 1,856 operations Interest expense, net (113) (140) (221) (284) Other, net (11) (2) (15) (2) Other expense, net (124) (142) (236) (286) Income before 157 1,377 309 1,570 income taxes Income tax expense 82 470 122 510 Net income $ $ $ $ 75 907 187 1,060 Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling 33 (42) 15 (81) interest Net income attributable $ $ 949 $ $ to OCC 42 172 1,141 Net income attributable to OCC per share: Basic and $ $ $ $ diluted 0.01 0.15 0.03 0.18 Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic and diluted 6,219 6,391 6,265 6,339 Cash dividends declared $ $ $ 0.04 $ per common share 0.02 0.015 0.03 OPTICAL CABLE CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA (thousands) (unaudited) April 30, October 31, 2013 2012 Cash $ 783 $ 591 Trade accounts receivable, net 10,454 12,601 Inventories 19,468 18,464 Other current assets 2,630 3,109 Total current assets 33,335 34,765 Non-current assets 14,460 12,997 Total assets $ 47,795 $ 47,762 Current liabilities $ 6,388 $ 7,927 Non-current liabilities 11,614 9,800 Total liabilities 18,002 17,727 Total shareholders' equity attributable to 30,388 30,644 OCC Noncontrolling interest (595) (609) Total shareholders' equity 29,793 30,035 Total liabilities and shareholders' $ 47,795 $ 47,762 equity SOURCE Optical Cable Corporation Website: http://www.occfiber.com Contact: AT THE COMPANY: Neil Wilkin, Chairman, President & CEO, (540) 265-0690, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tracy Smith, Senior Vice President & CFO, (540) 265-0690, email@example.com; or AT JOELE FRANK, WILKINSON BRIMMER KATCHER: Andrew Siegel, (212) 355-4449 ext. 127, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Aaron Palash, (212) 355-4449 ext. 103, email@example.com
Optical Cable Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
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