LRAD(R) Corporation Reports Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results Strong Fourth Quarter Revenues Drive Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth of 16% SAN DIEGO, Nov. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LRAD Corporation (Nasdaq:LRAD), the world's leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2013. Fourth Quarter 2013 Highlights *Revenue: Fourth quarter 2013 revenue grew by $3.1 million or 56% to $8.8 million, compared to $5.6 million of revenue generated in the fourth quarter of 2012. *Net Income: Net Income of $2.9 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, was more than double the $1.2 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, reported during the fourth quarter of 2012. Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Highlights *Revenue: Revenues for fiscal year 2013 were $17.1 million, up 16% from $14.8 million reported for fiscal year 2012. *Net Income: Net income totaled $1.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in fiscal year 2013, down 14% from net income of $1.5 million, or $0.04 per diluted share in fiscal year 2012. The decrease in net income was the result of increased legal and other professional fees related to a lawsuit and potential proxy contest during fiscal year 2013 and increased commission expense to the Company's international partners. *Balance Sheet: Cash totaled $15.8 million at September 30, 2013, an increase of $1.9 million from the $13.9 million reported at September 30, 2012. Working Capital increased to $23.7 million from $21.3 million over the same period. The Company maintained no debt at fiscal year end. "We were extremely pleased that we were able to finish the year strong, with 51% of our revenues for fiscal 2013 reported in Q4," commented Tom Brown, President and CEO of LRAD Corporation. "In particular, our emphasis on growing international markets proved successful as international revenues grew by 84% to almost $10 million during fiscal year 2013, representing over 58% of net revenues." Select Operating and Business Highlights *Achieved the fourth consecutive year of profitability, the first four profitable years in the Company's history, despite challenging global market conditions, ongoing United States defense budget uncertainty, and sequestration which reduced U.S. government purchases of LRAD products by 35% compared to fiscal 2012. *Successfully increased revenues into international markets by 84% in fiscal 2013 compared to fiscal 2012. *Established a new reseller and eventual manufacturing arm for the government market in China. Revenues into China increased by $1.1 million in fiscal 2013 compared to fiscal 2012. *Expanded distribution channels by signing new third party sales representatives, primarily in Central and South American territories. *Received a $12.2 million award with the U.S. Navy in a competitive bid scenario which once again confirms LRAD products as the "best in class" AHDs. Delivered $2.0 million on this contract during fiscal Q4. *Expanded the business development team from a total of 5 to 7 people at September 30, 2013, including new management personnel, and reorganized our business development team into geographic markets of responsibility. *Expanded our product offering in the worldwide mass notification market. Introduced the LRAD 360X in late fiscal 2012, resulting in revenues of $882,000 in fiscal 2013. During fiscal 2013 we added several additional product configurations, and introduced the LRAD 360Xm, a smaller version of the LRAD 360X, subsequent to fiscal year 2013 end. "Despite the continued sequestration and U.S. defense budget headwinds, we believe our focus on new geographic markets and the fast growing worldwide public safety and mass notification markets will continue to drive opportunity and growth for us in fiscal 2014," concluded Mr. Brown. Webcast and Conference Call Details Management will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 financial results this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET. The conference call can be accessed by dialing toll-free at 888-567-1602, or toll/international at 862-255-5346. A webcast will also be available at the following link: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=97010. A replay of the call will be available two hours after the airing of the call, and available for 90 days at the aforementioned webcast link. Questions to management may be submitted during the call by emailing them to: email@example.com. About LRAD Corporation LRAD Corporation is using long range communication to peacefully resolve uncertain situations and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device^®. LRAD^® systems are in service in more than 60 countries around the world in diverse applications including fixed and mobile military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, emergency warning and mass notification, asset protection and wildlife preservation and control. For more information about the Company and its LRAD systems, please visit www.lradx.com. Forward-looking Statements Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. We base these statements on particular assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience, the stage of product and market development as well as our perception of historical trends, current market conditions, current economic data, expected future developments and other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on information and management's expectations as of the date hereof. Future results may differ materially from our current expectations. For more information regarding other potential risks and uncertainties, see the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013. LRAD Corporation disclaims any intent or obligation to update those forward-looking statements, except as otherwise specifically stated. LRAD Corporation and Subsidiary Consolidated Balance Sheets (000's omitted) September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $15,805 $13,860 Accounts receivable, net 4,958 5,518 Inventories, net 4,588 3,112 Prepaid expenses and other 1,004 442 Total current assets 26,355 22,932 Property and equipment, net 237 213 Intangible assets, net 52 158 Prepaid expenses and other - noncurrent 915 1,102 Total assets $27,559 $24,405 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $1,597 $995 Accrued liabilities 1,055 624 Total current liabilities 2,652 1,619 Other liabilities - noncurrent 146 364 Total liabilities 2,798 1,983 Total stockholders' equity 24,761 22,422 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $27,559 $24,405 LRAD Corporation and Subsidiary Consolidated Statements of Operations (000's omitted except share and per share amounts) Years Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Revenues $17,088 $14,792 Cost of revenues 8,843 7,314 Gross profit 8,245 7,478 Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative 5,438 4,541 Research and development 1,841 1,660 Total operating expenses 7,279 6,201 Income from operations 966 1,277 Other income 299 34 Income from operations before income taxes 1,265 1,311 Income taxexpense (benefit) 2 (151) Net income $1,263 $1,462 Net income per common share: Basic $0.04 $0.05 Diluted $0.04 $0.04 Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 32,464,935 32,374,499 Diluted 32,920,019 33,015,955 CONTACT: Company Contact E. Brian Harvey Director, Investor Relations and Capital Markets 858.753.8974 firstname.lastname@example.org
LRAD(R) Corporation Reports Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results
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