LightPath Technologies Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013
Fourth Quarter Unit Volume Grows 61%
ORLANDO, Fla., July 25, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LightPath Technologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ: LPTH) (the "Company", "LightPath" or "we"), a global manufacturer,
distributor and integrator of proprietary optical components and assemblies,
announced today its preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter ended
June 30, 2013.
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The Company reported preliminary revenue of $3.13 million for the fourth
quarter of fiscal 2013, an increase of 10% over the fiscal third quarter of
2013 and an increase of 1%, as compared to the fourth quarter of last year.
Cash on hand as of June 30, 2013 was approximately $1.57 million, an increase
of 12% as compared to approximately $1.40 million on March 31, 2013.
Backlog scheduled to ship within the next 12 months was $4.14 million as of
June 30, 2013.
Jim Gaynor, President and Chief Executive Officer of LightPath, stated,
"LightPath is growing its business in new markets at a rapid pace as indicated
by our 61% increase in unit volume in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013
compared to the fourth quarter last year and a 30% unit volume increase in the
fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2013. As
previously disclosed, we have been successfully penetrating high volume lower
price applications and are experiencing a corresponding change in our
operating performance. While our revenue has grown, our unit volume and gross
margins have grown dramatically. Our average sales price on precision molded
optics was approximately 21% lower in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 as
compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, which was offset by the 61%
increase in unit volume and 41% decrease in our cost of products sold."
Mr. Gaynor continued, "Our focus remains to grow our revenue and increase our
operating cash flow. The execution of strategies aligned with our focus has
resulted in our cash balance increasing by 12% in the most recent quarter. As
we look forward, we believe we have positioned the Company for continued, long
term growth for both of these metrics. We believe we will be supported by the
optical market which is at the beginning of a multi-year growth cycle driven
by four major themes: expansion of cloud computing, video distribution moving
to digital technology, expansion of wireless broadband and machine-to-machine
communications. LightPath has the products to participate in the opportunities
and applications being created by these growth themes."
About LightPath Technologies
LightPath (NASDAQ: LPTH) manufactures optical products including precision
molded aspheric optics, GRADIUM® glass products, proprietary collimator
assemblies, laser components utilizing proprietary automation technology,
higher-level assemblies and packing solutions. The Company's products are used
in various markets, including industrial, medical, defense, test & measurement
and telecommunications. LightPath has a strong patent portfolio that has been
granted or licensed to us in these fields. For more information, visit
This news release includes statements that constitute forward-looking
statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This information may involve risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to
such differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed by
LightPath Technologies, Inc. in its public filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Except as required under the federal securities laws and
the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the
Company does not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any
forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.
GRADIUM^® is a registered trademark of LightPath Technologies.
Dorothy Cipolla, CFO
LightPath Technologies, Inc.
Tel: 407-382-4003 x305
Darrow Associates, Inc.
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