Active Control Technology Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ACT

Active Control Technology Inc.

March 29, 2012 16:00 ET

Active Control Releases Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results

Third consecutive profitable quarter

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2012) - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ACT), a leading provider in the design, manufacture and marketing of both wireless and fiber network solutions for mine communications, the design and integration of wireless battery equipped mobile platforms and the commercial security and access control industries, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 ending January 31, 2012.

The Corporation generated revenues of $1,297,314 during the quarter ended January 31, 2012, as compared to $783,024 in the quarter ended January 31, 2011. The increase is attributable to the addition of the PowerCart product line, combined with increased sales of the ActiveMine™ product.

For the six month period ended January 31, 2012, the Corporation generated revenues of $2,709,430, as compared to $1,559,352 in the corresponding period ended January 31, 2011. The increase is attributable to the addition of the PowerCart product line, combined with increased sales of the ActiveMine™ product.

The Corporation generated gross profit of $592,433 (45.7%) during the quarter ended January 31, 2012, as compared to $301,739 (38%) in the quarter ended January 31, 2011. Gross profit increased as a result of the addition of the PowerCart product line, combined with continuing operational efficiencies.

For the six month period ended January 31, 2012, the Corporation generated gross profit of $1,192,814 as compared to $544,063 in the corresponding period ended January 31, 2011. Gross profit per cent improved from 34.9% to 44%.

The Corporation has historically reported on such EBITDA, since management believes its use provides more insight into the assessment of the Corporation's performance. EBITDA is defined herein as earnings before income tax benefit (expense), interest income (expense), depreciation and amortization and non-cash stock-based compensation expense. EBITDA does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and therefore may not conform to the definition used by other companies. EBITDA for the quarter ended January 31, 2012 was $110,855, as compared to negative $188,176 in the corresponding quarter ended January 31, 2011. For the six month period ended January 31, 2012, the Corporation generated EBITDA of $236,482 as compared to negative $548,334 in the corresponding period ended January 31, 2011.

The Corporation generated a net profit of $12,232 or $0.001 per share during the quarter ended January 31, 2012, as compared to a net loss of $293,392 or $0.025 per share for the quarter ended January 31, 2011. The profit is attributed to an increase in sales of the ActiveMine™ product, combined with increased product margins while obtaining a significant decrease in operating expenses for the quarter.

For the six month period ended January 31, 2012, the Corporation generated a net profit of $96,067, as compared to a net loss of $758,877 for the corresponding period ended January 31, 2011.

Priorities for the business in fiscal 2012 continue to include winning new mine and cart opportunities, a continued focus on product development initiatives, with the objective of reducing product and operational costs. Active is pleased with its continuing trend of generating positive cash flow and operating results and expects this trend to continue throughout fiscal 2012.

About Active Control Technology

Active Control Technology is a leading provider in the design, manufacture and marketing of wireless and fiber network solutions for mine communications, mobile power solutions and the commercial security and access control industries. The Corporation has three product lines: ActiveMine™, a fully integrated wireless and/or fiber communications and locating technology for underground coal mines, PowerCart™, a leader in solutions requiring backup and mobile power and ActiveSecure™, a family of wireless products for the access control industry. Located in Burlington and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and Medina, Ohio, USA, Active Control Technology trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ACT. For more information, visit www.activecontrol.com.

The unaudited financial statements for the second quarter ended January 31, 2012 and January 31, 2011 and management's discussion and analysis of the results of operations can be found at www.sedar.com.

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