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TechPrecision Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Backlog at $45 million, Customer confidence remains high

WESTMINISTER, MA / ACCESSWIRE / November 20, 2023 / TechPrecision Corporation (NASDAQ:TPCS) ("TechPrecision" or "the Company"), an industry-leading manufacturer of precision, large-scale fabricated and machined metal components and tested systems with customers in the defense and precision industrial sectors, today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2024.

"Customer confidence remains high, driving a strong backlog of $44.6 million as of September 30, 2023," stated Alexander Shen, TechPrecision's Chief Executive Officer. "Second quarter consolidated net sales were $8.0 million when compared to $8.5 million in the fiscal 2023 second quarter, or 6% lower"

"Ranor reported net sales of $4.5 million or a 9% decrease from the second quarter of fiscal 2023. Our Stadco subsidiary reported net sales of $3.6 million or 1% higher than the same period a year ago. Stadco gross profit improved, reporting a loss of $9,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2024. On a consolidated basis, we had a net loss of $528,000."

"Second quarter net sales for Stadco were flat when compared with the same period a year ago," Mr. Shen continued. "Our losses have narrowed year over year. We expect to deliver our backlog over the course of the next one to three fiscal years with revenue growth and gross margin expansion."With revenue growth, we expect improvement in gross profit and gross margin in future periods.

The following summary compares the three and six months ended September 30, 2023 to the same prior year period:

Consolidated Financial Results - Fiscal 2024 Three Months Ended September 30, 2023

  • Net sales were $8.0 million, a decrease of 6% when compared to the same period in fiscal 2023. Net sales decreased at Ranor by 9% and at Stadco after intersegment elimination by 3%, respectively, on a different proportionate project mix.
  • Cost of sales were $6.9 million, or 2% higher, due primarily to higher manufacturing costs at Ranor, from a less favorable project mix. The Ranor increase was offset in part by lower cost of sales and better throughput at Stadco.
  • Gross profit was $1.0 million, or 41% lower when compared to the same period last year. Gross profit decreased at Ranor on a less favorable project mix. Losses at Stadco narrowed year over year on improved overall margins on projects, partially offset by increased underabsorbed factory overhead.
  • SG&A was $1.6 million, a decrease of 11%, primarily due to cost reductions at Stadco.
  • Operating loss was $0.6 million compared to $0.1 million in the same period a year ago.
  • Net loss was $0.06 per share.

Consolidated Financial Results - Fiscal 2024 Six Months Ended September 30, 2023

  • Net sales were $15.3 million, a decrease of 2% when compared to the same period in fiscal 2023. Net sales at Stadco after intersegment elimination increased by 7% on a more favorable project mix and net sales at Ranor decreased by 7% year over year on a less favorable project mix.
  • Cost of sales were $13.6 million, or 4% higher, due primarily to higher manufacturing costs at Ranor, from a less favorable project mix, offset in part by better throughput and lower cost of sales at Stadco.
  • Gross profit was $1.7 million, or 32% lower when compared to the same period last year. Gross profit decreased at Ranor on a less favorable project mix. Losses at Stadco narrowed on improved project margins.
  • SG&A was $2.9 million, a decrease of 9% compared to the same period last year, due to cost reductions at Stadco.
  • Operating loss was $1.2 million compared to $0.6 million in the same period a year ago.
  • Net loss was $0.12 per share.

Financial Position

On September 30, 2023, TechPrecision had $0.1 million in cash and cash equivalents, a decrease since March 31, 2023. Working capital was negative at September 30, 2023 as the Company reclassified all of its long-term debt to current because of a debt covenant violation. Working capital was $5.6 million at March 31, 2023 as the Company borrowed more under its revolving line of credit. Total debt at September 30, 2023 and March 31, 2023 was $7.1 million and $6.1 million, respectively.

About TechPrecision Corporation

TechPrecision Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ranor, Inc. and Stadco, manufactures large-scale, metal fabricated and machined precision components and equipment. These products are used in a variety of markets including: defense, aerospace, nuclear, medical, and precision industrial. TechPrecision's goal is to be an end-to-end service provider to its customers by furnishing customized solutions for completed products requiring custom fabrication and machining, assembly, inspection and testing. To learn more about the Company, please visit the corporate website at http://www.techprecision.com. Information on the Company's website or any other website does not constitute a part of this press release.

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TECHPRECISION CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)

September 30, March 31,
2023 2023
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$138,206 $534,474
Accounts receivable, net
3,020,723 2,336,481
Contract assets
8,096,608 8,947,811
Raw materials
1,925,085 1,692,852
Work-in-process
866,848 719,736
Other current assets
466,245 348,983
Total current assets
14,513,715 14,580,337
Property, plant and equipment, net
15,764,677 13,914,024
Right-of-use asset, net
5,322,118 5,660,938
Deferred income taxes
2,254,314 1,931,186
Other noncurrent assets, net
121,256 121,256
Total assets
$37,976,080 $36,207,741
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$1,607,001 $2,224,320
Accrued expenses
2,785,839 2,533,185
Contract liabilities
3,180,681 2,333,591
Current portion of long-term lease liability
721,623 711,727
Current portion of long-term debt, net
6,958,395 1,218,162
Total current liabilities
15,253,539 9,020,985
Long-term debt, net
-- 4,749,139
Long-term lease liability
4,780,155 5,143,974
Other noncurrent liability
4,428,812 2,699,492
Total liabilities
24,462,506 21,613,590
Stockholders' Equity:
Common stock - par value $.0001 per share, shares authorized: 50,000,000; Shares issued and outstanding: 8,737,432 at September 30, 2023 and 8,613,408 at March 31, 2023
874 861
Additional paid in capital
14,924,927 14,949,729
Accumulated deficit
(1,412,227) (356,439)
Total stockholders' equity
13,513,574 14,594,151
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$37,976,080 $36,207,741

TECHPRECISION CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended
September 30,
Six Months Ended
September 30,
2023 2022 2023 2022
Net sales
$7,970,086 $8,522,647 $15,341,326 $15,599,004
Cost of sales
6,935,271 6,782,975 13,612,362 13,042,114
Gross profit
1,034,815 1,739,672 1,728,964 2,556,890
Selling, general and administrative
1,632,168 1,827,095 2,906,117 3,202,322
Loss from operations
(597,353) (87,423) (1,177,153) (645,432)
Other income
40,875 73,561 40,876 40,336
Interest expense
(148,553) (83,730) (242,639) (167,375)
Refundable employee retention tax credits
-- 624,045 -- 624,045
Total other (expense) income
(107,678) 613,876 (201,763) 497,006
(Loss) income before income taxes
(705,031) 526,453 (1,378,916) (148,426)
Income tax (benefit) expense
(176,698) 135,509 (323,128) (38,205)
Net (loss) income
$(528,333) $390,944 $(1,055,788) $(110,221)
Net (loss) earnings per share basic
$(0.06) $0.05 $(0.12) $(0.01)
Net (loss) earnings per share diluted
$(0.06) $0.04 $(0.12) $(0.01)
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic
8,720,603 8,584,510 8,667,298 8,580,707
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted
8,720,603 8,998,195 8,667,298 8,580,707

TECHPRECISION CORPORATION
NET SALES, COST OF SALES, GROSS PROFIT BY SEGMENT (UNAUDITED)

September 30, 2023 September 30, 2022 Changes
(dollars in thousands)
Amount
Percent of
Net sales
Amount
Percent of
Net sales
Amount Percent
Net sales
Ranor
$4,495 55% $4,934 58%$(439) (9)%
Stadco
3,606 45% 3,589 42% 17 1%
Intersegment elimination
(131) --% -- --% (131) nm%
Consolidated Net sales
$7,970 100% $8,523 100%$(553) (6)%
Cost of sales
Ranor
$3,320 42% $2,907 34%$413 14%
Stadco
3,615 45% 3,876 46% (261) (7)%
Consolidated Cost of sales
$6,935 87% $6,783 80%$152 2%
Gross profit (loss)
Ranor
$1,044 13% $2,027 23%$(983) (48)%
Stadco
(9) --% (287) (3)% 278 97%
Consolidated Gross profit
$1,035 13% $1,740 20%$(705) (41)%
September 30, 2023 September 30, 2022 Changes
(dollars in thousands)
Amount
Percent of
Net sales
Amount
Percent of
Net sales
Amount Percent
Net sales
Ranor
$8,995 59%$9,660 62%$(665) (7)%
Stadco
6,573 43% 5,939 38% 634 11%
Intersegment elimination
(227) (2)% --
% (227)nm%
Consolidated Net sales
$15,341 100%$15,599 100%$(258) (2)%
Cost of sales
Ranor
$6,443 42%$5,793 37%$650 11%
Stadco
7,169 46% 7,249 47% (80) (1)%
Consolidated Cost of sales
$13,612 88%$13,042 84%$570 4%
Gross profit (loss)
Ranor
$2,325 15%$3,867 24%$(1,542) (39)%
Stadco
(596) (4)% (1,310) (8)% 714 55%
Consolidated Gross profit
$1,729 11%$2,557 16%$(828) (32)%

nm - not meaningful

TECHPRECISION CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)

Six Months Ended
September 30,
2023 2022
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net loss
$(1,055,788) $(110,221)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
1,128,059 1,116,602
Amortization of debt issue costs
37,475 26,747
Stock-based compensation expense
9,224 298,957
Change in contract loss provision
(43,049) (26,628)
Deferred income taxes
(323,128) (38,205)
Gain on disposal of fixed assets
(40,399) --
Change in fair value for contingent consideration
-- 63,436
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable
(684,242) 968,829
Contract assets
851,203 (869,853)
Work-in-process and raw materials
(379,345) (281,929)
Other current assets
(117,262) 411,770
Accounts payable
(617,319) 272,554
Accrued expenses
(84,182) (1,243,082)
Contract liabilities
847,090 41,086
Other noncurrent liabilities
1,729,320 993,203
Net cash provided by operating activities
1,257,657 1,623,266
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from insurance claim on fixed assets
61,944 --
Fixed asset deposit
-- (574,143)
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
(2,658,937) (499,341)
Net cash used in investing activities
(2,596,993) (1,073,484)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Debt issue costs
-- (18,862)
Revolver loan payments and borrowings, net
1,250,000 (1,012,002)
Payments of principal for leases
(10,552) (25,820)
Repayments of long-term debt
(296,380) (309,853)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
943,068 (1,366,537)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(396,268) (816,755)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
534,474 1,052,139
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$138,206 $235,384

TECHPRECISION CORPORATION
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net (Loss) Income
(UNAUDITED)

The following table provides a reconciliation of EBITDA to net loss, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure reported in our condensed consolidated financial statements for the following periods:

Three Months ended September 30, Six Months ended September 30,
(dollars in thousands)
2023 2022 Change 2023 2022 Change
Net (loss) income
$(528)$391 $(919)$(1,056)$(110)$(945)
Income tax (benefit) expense
(177) 136 (313) (323) (38) (285)
Interest expense (1)
149 84 65 243 167 75
Depreciation and amortization
568 532 36 1,128 1,117 11
EBITDA
$12 $1,143 $(1,131)$(8)$1,136 $(1,144)

(1) Includes amortization of debt issue costs.

Company Contact: Investor Relations Contact:
Barbara M. Lilley Hayden IR
Chief Financial Officer Brett Maas
TechPrecision Corporation Phone: 646-536-7331
Phone: 978-883-5102 Email: brett@haydenir.com
Email: lilleyb@ranor.com Website: www.haydenir.com
Website: www.techprecision.com

SOURCE: TechPrecision Corp



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