Electro-Sensors, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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MINNETONKA, Minn., May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Electro-Sensors, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELSE), a leading global provider of machine monitoring sensors and hazard monitoring systems, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

  • Record first quarter revenue of $2,008,000, up 17% from prior-year quarter
  • Gross Margin of 53.1%
  • Cash and investments of approximately $8.7 million

Unaudited; in thousands, except per share data

Q1 FY19 Q1 FY18 Change
Net Sales $ 2,008 $ 1,716 17.0 %
Gross Margin 53.1 % 53.4 % -3 bps
Operating Loss $ (86) $ (281) 69.4 %
Operating Loss Margin (4.3) % (16.3) % 120.0 bps
Loss Before Income Tax Benefit $ (40) $ (256) 84.4 %
Loss Per Share (diluted) $ (.01) $ (.06) 83.3 %

Net sales for the 2019 first quarter increased 17.0% to $2,008,000 from $1,716,000 in the prior-year quarter.  The increase was primarily driven by an increase in the number of large orders and the greater average value of those orders.

"It was exciting to see customers begin purchasing sensors and monitoring equipment for their spring facility expansion and modernization projects," said David L. Klenk, Electro-Sensors' president. "Furthermore, during the first quarter we shipped our first HazardPRO wireless hazard monitoring system for a frac sand application, a result of our efforts to pursue new and emerging markets for our wireless monitoring systems."

A full analysis of results for the period ended March 31, 2019 is available in the Company's Form 10-Q, which is available on the Company's website at www.electro-sensors.com or through the Securities and Exchange Commission's Edgar database at www.sec.gov.

Q1 FY19 Q1 FY18 Change Electro-Sensors, Inc.
Net Sales $ 2,008 $ 1,716 17.0 % Consolidated Statements of Income
Gross Margin 53.1 % 53.4 % -3 bps For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited)
Operating Loss $ (86) $ (281) 69.4 % (in thousands except share and per share amounts)
Operating Loss Margin (4.3) % (16.3) % 120.0 bps
Loss Before Income Tax Benefit $ (40) $ (256) 84.4 % Three Months Ended March 31
Loss Per Share (diluted) $ (.01) $ (.06) 83.3 % 2019 2018
Sales $ 2,008 $ 1,716
Cost of goods sold 941 800
Gross profit 1,067 916
Operating expenses 1,153 1,197
Operating loss (86) (281)
Non-operating income 46 25
Loss before income taxes (40) (256)
Benefit from income taxes (9) (54)
Net loss $ (31) $ (202)
Loss per share – diluted $ (0.01) $ (0.06)
Average shares outstanding - diluted 3,395,521 3,395,521

 

Q1 FY19 Q1 FY18 Change Electro-Sensors, Inc. Electro-Sensors, Inc.
Net Sales $ 2,008 $ 1,716 17.0 % Consolidated Statements of Income Consolidated Balance Sheets
Gross Margin 53.1 % 53.4 % -3 bps For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited) March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018
Operating Loss $ (86) $ (281) 69.4 % (in thousands except share and per share amounts) (in thousands)
Operating Loss Margin (4.3) % (16.3) % 120.0 bps
Loss Before Income Tax Benefit $ (40) $ (256) 84.4 % Three Months Ended March 31 March 31 December 31
Loss Per Share (diluted) $ (.01) $ (.06) 83.3 % 2019 2018 2019 2018
Sales $ 2,008 $ 1,716 Assets (unaudited)
Cost of goods sold 941 800
Gross profit 1,067 916 Current Assets
Cash and investments $ 8,686 $ 8,799
Operating expenses 1,153 1,197 Trade receivables, net 1,075 896
Inventories 1,638 1,618
Operating loss (86) (281) Other current assets 179 155
Total current assets 11,578 11,468
Non-operating income 46 25
Deferred income tax asset, long-term 189 192
Loss before income taxes (40) (256) Intangible assets, net 510 565
Property and equipment, net 1,073 1,050
Benefit from income taxes (9) (54) Total assets $ 13,350 $ 13,275
Net loss $ (31) $ (202)
Loss per share – diluted $ (0.01) $ (0.06) Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Average shares outstanding - diluted 3,395,521 3,395,521
Current Liabilities
Current maturities of financing lease $ 5 $ 5
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 624 521
Total current liabilities 629 526
Long-term liabilities
Financing lease, net of current maturities 23 24
Total long-term liabilities 23 24
Stockholders' equity
Common stock 339 339
Additional paid-in capital 2,022 2,019
Retained earnings 10,304 10,335
Other comprehensive gain 33 32
Total stockholders' equity 12,698 12,725
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 13,350 $ 13,275

About Electro-Sensors

Electro-Sensors, Inc. is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of rugged and reliable machine monitoring sensors and wireless/wired hazard monitoring systems applied across multiple industries and applications. These products improve processes by protecting people, safeguarding systems, reducing downtime, and preventing waste. Most standard products ship within one to two days and have an industry-leading 5-year warranty. Electro-Sensors is proud to be an ISO9001:2015 quality certified company and is committed to providing excellent customer service and technical support. Founded in 1968 and located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Electro-Sensors provides its loyal customers with reliable products that improve safety and help plants operate with greater efficiency, productivity and control.

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