Giga-tronics Reports Third Quarter FY 2014 Results

Giga-tronics Reports Third Quarter FY 2014 Results  SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Giga-tronics Incorporated (Nasdaq:GIGA) reported today net sales of $3.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to $3.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Net sales for the nine month period ended December 28, 2013 were $10.4 million, compared to $11.4 million for the nine month period ended December 29, 2012. The decreases in net sales were primarily due to fiscal 2013 order fulfillment for the legacy SCPM switch product which was subsequently sold to Teradyne in the first month of fiscal 2014.  Gross margin percentage for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was 38%, compared to 41% for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Gross margin percentage for the nine month period ended December 28, 2013 was 36% compared to 40% for the nine month period ended December 29, 2012. The decreases in gross margin percentage are primarily due to a less favorable product mix associated with additional shipments of a lower margin Giga-tronics division legacy products.  Operating expenses for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 were $2.1 million, compared to $2.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Operating expenses for both nine month periods ended December 28, 2013 and December 29, 2012 were $7.1 million. The Company is currently spending approximately $1.0 million to $1.1 million in research and development per quarter. The majority of these expenses are associated with the development of the new product platform that is currently forecasted to start shipping in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.  Net loss for the third quarters of fiscal 2014 and 2013 were $718,000 and $865,000, or $0.14 and $0.17 per fully diluted share, respectively. Net loss for the nine month periods ended December 28, 2013 and December 29, 2012 were $2.5 million and $2.6 million, or $0.49 and $0.52 per fully diluted share, respectively.  During the quarter ended December 28, 2013 the Microsource business unit received a $1.1 million program extension associated with its radar filter components used in military aircraft. The Giga-tronics division also received a $190,000 follow on order from a large aerospace company associated with its new product platform.  Mr. John Regazzi, the Company's CEO stated, "In connection with the substantial investment we have made in developing our new product platform, we are starting to see tangible results. Along with several beta units being assembled, we received $510,000 in orders for our new product platform through December 28, 2013 and customer interest continues to look promising."  Mr. Regazzi concluded, "We believe the continued success of Microsource and our new product platform are essential elements for the Company to achieve future top line growth and improved operating performance."  Giga-tronics will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss the second quarter results. To participate in the call, dial (888) 424-8151 or (847) 585-4422, and enter PIN Code 9178731#. The call will also be broadcast over the internet at www.gigatronics.com under "Investor Relations." The conference call discussion reflects management's views as of February 6, 2014.  Giga-tronics is a publicly held company, traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "GIGA". Giga-tronics produces instruments, subsystems and sophisticated microwave components that have broad applications in defense electronics, aeronautics and wireless telecommunications.  This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning profitability, development of products, future growth, shareholder value, backlog and shipments. Actual results may differ significantly due to risks and uncertainties, such as future orders, cancellations or deferrals, disputes over performance, availability of capital and capital resources, the ability to collect receivables and general market conditions. For further discussion, see Giga-tronics' most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 30, 2013, Part I, under the heading "Risk Factors" and Part II, under the heading "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations".    GIGA-TRONICS INCORPORATED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED) (In thousands except share data)                       December 28, March 30,                                                         2013         2013 Assets                                                               Current assets:                                                      Cash and cash-equivalents                               $956       $1,882 Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of $60 and  1,707       1,666 $35, respectively Inventories, net                                        3,272       4,560 Prepaid expenses and other current assets               294         501 Total current assets                                    6,229       8,609 Property and equipment, net                             933         751 Total assets                                            $7,162     $9,360 Liabilities and shareholders' equity                                 Current liabilities:                                                 Line of credit                                          $953       $577 Accounts payable                                        1,237       788 Accrued payroll and benefits                            677         1,047 Deferred revenue                                        1,324       2,278 Deferred rent                                           98          81 Capital lease obligations                               88          66 Other current liabilities                               383         505 Total current liabilities                               4,760       5,342 Long term obligation - line of credit                   --         280 Long term obligations - deferred rent                   265         341 Long term obligations - capital lease                   93          89 Total liabilities                                       5,118       6,052 Commitments and contingencies                           --          -- Shareholders' equity:                                                Convertible preferred stock of no par value;                         Authorized - 1,000,000 shares                                        Series A - designated 250,000 shares; 0 shares at December 28, 2013 and March 30, 2013 issued and         --          -- outstanding Series B - designated 10,000 shares; 9,997 shares at December 28, 2013 and March 30, 2013 issued and         1,997       1,997 outstanding; (liquidation preference of $2,309) Series C - designated 3,500 shares; 3,424.65 shares at December 28, 2013 and March 30, 2013 issued and         457         457 outstanding; (liquidation preference of $500) Series D - designated 6,000 shares; 5,111.86 shares at December 28, 2013 and no shares at March 30, 2013       457         -- issued and outstanding; (liquidation preference of $731) Common stock of no par value;                                        Authorized - 40,000,000 shares; 5,181,247 shares at December 28, 2013 and 5,079,747 at March 30, 2013       16,125      15,132 issued and outstanding Accumulated deficit                                     (16,992)    (14,278) Total shareholders' equity                              2,044       3,308 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity              $7,162     $9,360                                            GIGA-TRONICS INCORPORATED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)                           Three Month Periods Ended Nine Month Periods Ended                           December 28, December 29, December 28, December 29, (In thousands except per  2013        2012        2013        2012 share data) Net sales                  $3,417     $3,946     $10,404    $11,409 Cost of sales              2,130       2,342       6,672       6,892 Gross margin               1,287       1,604       3,732       4,517                                                                Operating expenses:                                             Engineering                979         1,179       3,040       3,159 Selling, general and       1,066       1,187       3,674       3,703 administrative Restructuring              36         99          360         283 Total operating expenses   2,081       2,465       7,074       7,145                                                                Operating loss             (794)       (861)       (3,342)     (2,628)                                                                Gain on sale of product    97           --           913          -- line Other income               --           --           7            -- Interest expense, net      (21)        (4)         (52)        (6) Loss before income taxes   (718)       (865)       (2,474)     (2,634) Provision for income taxes --          --          2           2 Net loss                   $ (718) $(865)    $(2,476)   $(2,636)                                                                Loss per common share –    $(0.14)    $(0.17)    $(0.49)    $(0.52) basic Loss per common share –    $(0.14)    $(0.17)    $(0.49)    $ (0.52) diluted                                                                Weighted average common shares used in per share                                        calculation: Basic                      5,060       5,029       5,057       5,029 Diluted                    5,060       5,029       5,057       5,029                                                                                                           GIGA-TRONICS INCORPORATED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)                             Three Month Periods Ended                                                          December 28, September 28, June 29, March 30, (In thousands except per    2013         2013          2013     2013 share data) Net sales                    $3,417      $3,950       $3,037  $2,778 Cost of sales                2,130        2,629         1,913    1,818 Gross margin                 1,287        1,321         1,124    960                                                                  Operating expenses:                                               Engineering                  979          955           1,106    1,123 Selling, general and         1,066        1,295         1,313    1,273 administrative Restructuring                36           129           195      135 Total operating expenses     2,081        2,379         2,614    2,531                                                                  Operating loss               (794)        (1,058)       (1,490)  (1,571)                                                                  Gain on sale of product line 97            --             816       -- Other income                 --            --             8         11 Interest expense, net        (21)         (19)          (13)     (10) Loss before income taxes     (718)        (1,077)       (679)    (1,570) Provision for income taxes   --           --            2        -- Net loss                     $(718)      $(1,077)     $(681)  $(1,570)                                                                  Loss per common share –      $(0.14)     $(0.21)      $(0.13) $(0.31) basic Loss per common share –      $(0.14)     $(0.21)      $(0.13) $(0.31) diluted                                                                  Weighted average common shares used in per share                                          calculation: Basic                        5,060        5,060         5,052    5,030 Diluted                      5,060        5,060         5,052    5,030                                                                   CONTACT: Steven D. Lance          Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer          slance@gigatronics.com          (925) 302-1056  company logo