|By Business Wire||
|May 13, 2014 04:15 PM EDT||
Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AMOT) today announced net income increased 124% to $2,148,000 or $0.24 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to $960,000 or $0.11 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Revenues for the quarter increased 140% to $60,435,000 compared to $25,143,000 last year with sales in the U.S. up 200% and foreign sales up 78%. Cash at March 31, 2014 increased to $9,718,000 compared to $8,420,000 on March 31, 2013. During the first quarter of 2014, the Company received $1,434,000 from the former owner of Globe Motors from a purchase price working capital adjustment, reducing the overall purchase price of Globe to $88,566,000.
“As mentioned in our press release from the fourth quarter of 2013, we expect our revenues for 2014 to more than double relative to Allied’s 2013 pre-acquisition revenues and for the Globe acquisition to be accretive to earnings. The record results for the first quarter 2014 are in line with these expectations," commented Dick Warzala, Chairman and CEO of Allied Motion. “While Globe continues to operate in substantially the same manner as it was prior to the acquisition, the integration process has begun and will continue throughout 2014 as we follow a structured approach that we believe will lead to success in the process. Additionally, we are encouraged with our first quarter results as we experienced growth in almost all of our served markets and converted several new potential opportunities into design-in wins. With a continued focus on the Globe Motors integration, we expect the year to be transformative and will put us in a position to leverage the capabilities of both companies to create new opportunities by designing innovative 'Motion Solutions That Change the Game' and meet the current and emerging needs of our customers in our served market segments.”
Bookings for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 were $64.4 million compared to $21.0 million for the first quarter of 2013. Backlog as of March 31, 2014 was $79.7 million compared to $28.0 million as of March 31, 2013, a 184% increase over the prior year.
Headquartered in Amherst, NY, Allied Motion designs, manufactures and sells motion control products into applications that serve many industry sectors. Allied Motion is a leading supplier of precision and specialty motion control components and systems to a broad spectrum of customers throughout the world.
The statements in this press release and in the Company’s May 15, 2014 conference call that relate to future plans, events or performance are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate, or imply future results, performance, or achievements, and may contain the word “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” “should” or words or phrases of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those associated with the present economic circumstances in the United States and throughout Europe, general business and economic conditions in the Company’s motion markets, introduction of new technologies, products and competitors, the ability to protect the Company’s intellectual property, the ability of the Company to sustain, manage or forecast its growth and product acceptance, success of new corporation strategies and implementation of defined critical issues designed for growth and improvement in profits, the continued success of the Company’s customers to allow the Company to realize revenues from its order backlog and to support the Company’s expected delivery schedules, the continued viability of the Company’s customers and their ability to adapt to changing technology and product demand, the loss of significant customers or enforceability of the Company’s contracts in connection with a merger, acquisition, disposition, bankruptcy, or otherwise, the ability of the Company to meet the technical specifications of its customers, the continued availability of parts and components, increased competition and changes in competitor responses to the Company’s products and services, changes in government regulations, availability of financing, the ability of the Company’s lenders and financial institutions to provide additional funds if needed for operations or for making future acquisitions or the ability of the Company to obtain alternate financing if present sources of financing are terminated, the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel who can design new applications and products for the motion industry, the ability of the Company to identify and consummate favorable acquisitions to support external growth and new technology, the ability of the Company to successfully integrate an acquired business into the Company’s business model without substantial costs, delays, or problems, the ability of the Company to establish low cost region manufacturing and component sourcing capabilities, and the ability of the Company to control costs, including relocation costs, for the purpose of improving profitability. The Company’s ability to compete in this market depends upon its capacity to anticipate the need for new products, and to continue to design and market those products to meet customers’ needs in a competitive world. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company has no obligation or intent to release publicly any revisions to any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES INC.
For the three months ended
|HIGHLIGHTS OF OPERATING RESULTS||2014||2013|
|Cost of goods sold||43,343||17,620|
|General and administrative expenses||6,216||2,942|
|Engineering and development expenses||3,517||1,747|
|Amortization of intangible assets||678||84|
|Total Operating Expenses||12,521||6,066|
|Other expense (income)|
|Other (income) expense, net||(352||)||36|
|Income before income taxes||3,285||1,412|
|Provision for income taxes||(1,137||)||(452||)|
|PER SHARE AMOUNTS:|
|Diluted income per share||$||0.24||$||0.11|
|Diluted weighted average common shares||9,130||8,733|
|CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS||
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||9,718||$||10,171|
|Trade receivables, net||33,267||27,123|
|Other current assets||5,280||5,563|
|Total Current Assets||72,548||67,287|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||37,870||40,111|
|Deferred income taxes||3,246||3,246|
|Intangible assets, net||34,542||35,222|
|Other long-term assets, net||4,152||4,878|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Total Current Liabilities||43,219||42,250|
|Deferred Income Taxes||1,716||2,327|
|Other long-term liabilities||4,286||4,897|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity||$||171,792||$||170,977|
For the three months ended
|CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS||2014||2013|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,688||413|
|Changes in working capital||(6,411||)||(2,809||)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(192||)||(1,131||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Proceeds related to working capital adjustment on acquisition||1,434||-|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(584||)||(298||)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||850||(298||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Borrowings on lines-of-credit, net||164||-|
|Principal payments of long-term debt||(1,250||)||-|
|Dividends paid to stockholders||(271||)||403|
|Stock transactions under employee benefit stock plans||304||(210||)|
|Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities||(1,053||)||193|
|Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash||(58||)||(72||)|
|Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(453||)||(1,308||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||10,171||9,728|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||9,718||$||8,420|
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