IKONICS Reports 2013 Results and 2014 First Quarter Activity DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IKONICS Corporation (Nasdaq:IKNX), a Duluth-based imaging technology company, announced today 2013 sales of $17,491,000, a 1% increase over 2012 sales, while earnings fell by 2% to $682,000, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to 2012. Fourth quarter earnings of $.0.18 per diluted share accounted for over half of 2013 earnings. The Company also announced that in January 2014 it received the largest single order in the history of the Company as a stocking order for IKONICS Imaging products. Bill Ulland,IKONICS CEO, said, "I anticipate this order, which will be shipped in the first quarter of 2014, will result in record first quarter sales and earnings and will help solidify our leadership position in this profitable business segment." Ulland added, "We are also seeing a ramp up of our Micro Machining aerospace business, and we plan to increase our capacity in the second quarter in anticipation of this business." Ulland cautioned, "This business is being driven by a new technology used by our customers, and its growth will be determined by industry acceptance of this technology. However, we believe that we are supplying the cutting edge of the aerospace industry and that growth is likely to be substantial as the technology is adopted. To manage Micro Machining, we have hired John Palmer, who has strong industry experience including working for IBM Global Engineering Solutions, Northrop Grumman, and Space Systems Loral. He will be responsible for meeting our current customer demand and bringing new business to IKONICS." Continuing, Ulland reported, "Our DTX business has been slow to develop due to technical issues, but we are now seeing a demand for applications using a version of our technology for 3D texture printing and prototyping.Our technology offers higher precision and larger format prints that are not available with most other entries into this market." This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding sales, gross profits, net earnings, balance sheet position, new products and new business initiatives that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially as a result of domestic and global economic conditions, downturns in the aerospace industry, unexpected production delays by customers using the Company's products, competitive market conditions, changes in consumer preferences, inability to commercialize technologies the Company is developing on the anticipated timeline or at all, acceptance of new products the Company offers, introduction of new products or technologies by competitors, unexpected capital expenditure requirements, the ability to control operating costs without impacting growth as well as the factors described in the Company's Forms 10-K, and 10-Q, and other reports on file with the SEC. IKONICS Corporation CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME For the Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 12/31/13 12/31/12 12/31/13 12/31/12 Net sales $4,597,266 $4,524,468 $17,491,408 $17,312,407 Cost of goods sold 2,649,196 2,641,347 10,553,553 10,367,563 Gross profit 1,948,070 1,883,121 6,937,855 6,944,844 Operating expenses 1,417,133 1,456,944 6,017,725 5,911,963 Income from operations 530,937 426,177 920,130 1,032,881 Interest income 1,712 2,673 7,043 12,050 Income before income taxes 532,649 428,850 927,173 1,044,931 Income tax expense 172,000 143,708 245,000 351,000 Net income $ 360,649 $ 285,142 $ 682,173 $ 693,931 Earnings per common $ 0.18 $ 0.14 $ 0.34 $ 0.35 share-diluted Average shares 2,014,691 1,994,802 2,010,659 1,990,847 outstanding-diluted CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS As of December 31, 2013 and 2012 12/31/13 12/31/12 Assets Current assets $ 8,045,060 $ 7,417,041 Property, plant and equipment, net 5,634,096 5,461,878 Intangible assets 322,647 305,357 $14,001,803 $13,184,276 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities $ 874,985 $ 1,023,531 Deferred income taxes 527,000 366,000 Long term debt -- -- Stockholders' equity 12,599,818 11,794,745 $14,001,803 $13,184,276 CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 12/31/13 12/31/12 Net cash provided by operating activities $ 1,466,532 $ 1,181,950 Net cash used in investing activities (819,573) (171,725) Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 89,398 (1,909,447) Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 736,357 (899,222) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 967,943 1,867,165 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 1,704,300 $ 967,943 CONTACT: News Contact: Bill Ulland Chairman, President & CEO (218) 628-2217 IKONICS Corporation Logo
IKONICS Reports 2013 Results and 2014 First Quarter Activity
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