SOURCE: Air Industries Group

Air Industries Group

November 14, 2014 16:05 ET

Air Industries Group (the "Company" or "Air Industries") Announces Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and Schedules Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call on Monday, November 17, 10:00 am EST

BAY SHORE, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2014) - Air Industries Group (NYSE MKT: AIRI)

Peter Rettaliata, President of Air Industries, commented: "Third quarter results were an improvement over the prior quarter as we generated marginal pre-tax income of $299,000 after a pre-tax loss of $109,000 for the second quarter. Our EBITDA during the first nine months of 2014 more than covered our dividend and we anticipate that the core earnings power of our businesses will become more apparent in our fourth quarter and in 2015.

"Air Industries responded to the realities of constrained military spending by increasing its focus on the commercial aerospace sector. As we previously announced we have been awarded a large commercial contract for products associated with the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan jet engine, the largest individual contract we have ever received. We have manufactured the first articles of this complicated and difficult product and we look forward to increased production rates near the end of the 3rd quarter of 2015 and beyond.

"Reduced military spending particularly impacted Nassau Tool Works during the third quarter due to a delay in an expected Navy landing gear contract. This delay shifted delivery dates from the third to the fourth quarter of 2014 and into 2015, improving Nassau Tool Works' backlog for 2015 and resulting in expectations for a rebound in revenue and profit in 2015. Welding Metallurgy also increased its backlog for 2015 as product 'bookings' for 2015 through September 2014 increased significantly to well above levels of September 2013.

"We are confident that our results will improve in the fourth quarter and are also increasingly confident about 2015 due to increases in our backlog as a result of recent contract awards. Based upon near term projections predicated on orders in hand, we expect EBITDA to improve in the fourth quarter of this year, and this trend should continue next year.

"Reduced military spending has reduced revenue and profits for our industry, benefitting our acquisition program. We have been able to close acquisitions at attractive and accretive prices. As previously announced, we recently acquired Eur-Pac Corporation of Waterbury Connecticut, and Electronic Connection Corporation of Bloomfield, Connecticut. We anticipate combining these operations at the Waterbury facility. On October 1, 2014 we announced the acquisition of AMK Technical Services of South Windsor Connecticut from Dynamic Materials Corporation. AMK provides sophisticated welding and machining services for GE, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, Rolls Royce, and others, expanding our presence in commercial jet engines and ground turbines.

"We previously announced a possible acquisition in the Southwest and while we continue to be in discussions with this company a transaction is not imminent as the seller is not willing to engage in a transaction that allows us to adhere to our acquisition metrics. We are in advanced stage discussions with a company specializing in machined parts for aircraft engines and in initial discussions with additional acquisition opportunities."

Set forth at the end of this release is certain information from Air Industries' condensed consolidated balance sheets as of September 30, 2014 (unaudited) and December 31, 2013, and its condensed consolidated statements of income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 (unaudited).

Air Industries will host a conference call on Monday November 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Shareholders and other interested parties can participate by dialing in to the following numbers:

Toll Free (US & Canada)   1-888-556-4997
International   Toll 1-719-325-2308
Access Code   6235296


The Company uses EBITDA as a supplemental liquidity measure because management finds it useful to understand and evaluate results, excluding the impact of non-cash depreciation and amortization charges, stock based compensation expenses, and nonrecurring expenses and outlays, prior to consideration of the impact of other potential sources and uses of cash, such as working capital items. This calculation may differ in method of calculation from similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Air Industries Group (AIRI) is an integrated manufacturer of precision equipment assemblies and components for leading

aerospace and defense prime contractors. Air Industries designs and manufactures flight critical products including flight safety parts, landing gear and components, arresting gear, flight controls, sheet metal fabrications and ground support equipment.

Certain matters discussed in this press release are 'forward-looking statements' intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, the Company's statements regarding trends in the marketplace and projected backlog, potential future results and acquisitions, are examples of such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the timing of projects due to variability in size, scope and duration, the inherent discrepancy in actual results from estimates, projections and forecasts made by management, regulatory delays, changes in government funding and budgets, and other factors, including general economic conditions, not within the Company's control. The factors discussed herein and expressed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such statements. The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
  September 30,     December 31,  
  2014     2013  
ASSETS (Unaudited)        
Current Assets              
  Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 1,568,000     $ 561,000  
Accounts Receivable, Net of Allowance for Doubtful Accounts of $1,084,000 and $783,000   8,806,000       8,584,000  
  Inventory   30,686,000       26,222,000  
  Deferred Tax Asset   1,310,000       1,051,000  
  Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets   209,000       510,000  
Total Current Assets   42,579,000       36,928,000  
Property and Equipment, net   5,743,000       6,523,000  
Capitalized Engineering Costs - net of Accumulated Amortization of $4,184,000 and $3,879,000   693,000       752,000  
Deferred Financing Costs, net, deposit and other assets   680,000       605,000  
Intangible Assets, net   3,854,000       4,726,000  
Deferred Tax Asset   947,000       185,000  
Goodwill   4,620,000       453,000  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 59,116,000     $ 50,172,000  
Current liabilities              
  Notes Payable and Capitalized Lease Obligations - Current Portion $ 16,315,000     $ 14,969,000  
  Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses   6,280,000       6,855,000  
  Lease Impairment - Current   60,000       71,000  
  Deferred Gain on Sale - Current Portion   38,000       38,000  
  Customer Deposit   174,000       251,000  
  Dividends Payable   -       717,000  
  Income Taxes Payable   382,000       1,496,000  
Total Current Liabilities   23,249,000       24,397,000  
Long-term liabilities              
  Notes Payable and Capitalized Lease Obligation - Net of Current Portion   3,191,000       2,527,000  
  Lease Impairment - Net of Current Portion   12,000       56,000  
  Deferred Gain on Sale - Net of Current Portion   418,000       447,000  
  Deferred Rent   1,189,000       1,132,000  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   28,059,000       28,559,000  
Stockholders' Equity              
Preferred Stock Par Value $.001-Authorized 1,000,000 shares at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, none issued and outstanding at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively   -       -  
Common Stock - Par Value $.001- Authorized 25,000,000 shares at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, 7,100,491 and 5,862,346 Shares Issued and Outstanding as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively   7,000       6,000  
Additional Paid-In Capital   44,905,000       36,799,000  
Accumulated Deficit   (13,855,000 )     (15,192,000 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   31,057,000       21,613,000  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 59,116,000     $ 50,172,000  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income  
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,  
  2014     2013     2014     2013  
Net Sales $ 15,154,000     $ 16,052,000     $ 43,967,000     $ 45,016,000  
Cost of Sales   11,597,000       12,309,000       33,012,000       33,996,000  
Gross Profit   3,557,000       3,743,000       10,955,000       11,020,000  
Operating Expenses   2,997,000       2,712,000       8,909,000       7,733,000  
Income from operations   560,000       1,031,000       2,046,000       3,287,000  
Interest and financing costs   (260,000 )     (281,000 )     (867,000 )     (1,027,000 )
Other (expense) income, net   (1,000 )     (11,000 )     (64,000 )     (97,000 )
Income before benefit from income taxes   299,000       739,000       1,115,000       2,163,000  
Benefit from income taxes   (81,000 )     (1,795,000 )     (222,000 )     (876,000 )
Net income $ 380,000     $ 2,534,000     $ 1,337,000     $ 3,039,000  
Income per share - basic $ 0.05     $ 0.44     $ 0.21     $ 0.53  
Income per share - diluted $ 0.05     $ 0.43     $ 0.20     $ 0.52  
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic   7,092,655       5,711,093       6,415,402       5,711,093  
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted   7,388,686       5,854,015       6,711,742       5,828,037  

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