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March 30, 2016 14:00 ET

CES Synergies Reports 2015 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

2015 Revenue $18.7 Million; 4th Quarter Revenue up 17% Over Prior Quarter

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, FL--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - CES Synergies, Inc. (OTC PINK: CESX) ("CES" or the "Company"), a full service environmental, asbestos abatement and demolition company, today announced financial results for the year ending December 31, 2015 and provided a general business update.

John Tostanoski, CEO of CES Synergies, commented, "Falling short of the targeted levels for the year as a whole, both revenue and profitability showed considerable, positive movement in the fourth quarter of 2015, and revenue for the company exceeded $18 million for 2015. The Company's renewed focus on profitability in the fourth quarter, coupled with some large contract wins, resulted in a 17% increase in overall revenue in comparison to the third quarter. In addition, gross margins increased dramatically to 30% in the fourth quarter, versus previous periods with margins below 15%.

"Based on the positive gross and net margins seen in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, together with the company's reduced fixed cost structure, we are very encouraged about the company's position going forward. In addition to an organizational emphasis on profitability, the gross profit margin has benefited from the estimating/project management system implement during the 3rd quarter of 2015; we expect our margins to continue to improve with its use. With the increased gross profit margin being driven internally, rather than by the market, we expect them to be sustainable.

"As previously stated, the 38 contracts secured in the third quarter of 2015, valued at $1.4 million, did commence in the fourth quarter of 2015, and helped the company realize over 8% EBITA on almost $5.5 million for the quarter. At the end of 2015, we had a backlog of demolition contracts valued at $3.96 million, and are currently carrying a $4.75 million backlog in progress. The company was recently awarded a term contract by a Florida DOT district comprising 12 counties, which we believe will continue to expand our revenues moving forward.

"With the strength of our current markets and a leaner, more focused CES, excellent prospects exist for continued profitability. We are excited for 2016 to fully demonstrate the net result of the improvements that have been made."

2015 Year End Financial Results

Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2015 decreased 10% to $18.728 million versus $20.900 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The decrease in revenue was consistent for both remediation (down 10%) and demolition (down 11%) segments. The remediation segment sales decreased in 2015, primarily because of lower revenues in Florida and with the completion of the DTE Power Plant in Michigan. The decrease in the demolition revenues for the same period was primarily attributable to the near completion of the larger St. Bernard Parish projects in Louisiana, and the completion of two major projects in Florida. 

About CES Synergies Inc.

CES Synergies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Cross Environmental Services, Inc., is a specialty environmental services company providing quality environmental contracting solutions, demolition and remediation services to commercial and industrial customers, as well as federal, state and municipal entities. More information may be found at the Company's website:

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    December 31, 2015     December 31, 2014
Current assets              
  Cash   $ 229,882     $ 149,455
  Advances to employees     13,770       14,006
  Contracts receivable (net of allow. for bad debt)     4,599,131       6,365,274
  Inventory     133,715       152,772
  Deferred tax asset- current     86,098       -
  Cost and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts     690,553       229,437
    Total current assets   $ 5,753,149     $ 6,910,944
Property and equipment, net     1,998,158       2,117,217
Goodwill     1,446,855       1,446,855
Deferred tax asset- non-current     632,882       -
Other assets     4,731       6,531
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 9,835,775     $ 10,481,547
Current liabilities              
  Accounts payable   $ 2,911,780     $ 2,570,259
  Accrued payroll     47,819       82,391
  Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts     301,398       598,645
  Notes payable     1,750,300       1,750,300
  Current portion long-term debt              
  Related party     -       -
  Non-related party     457,950       595,757
    Total current liabilities     5,469,247       5,597,352
Long-term debt, net of current portion              
  Related party     3,419,098       2,808,605
  Non-related party     446,066       528,561
    Total long-term liabilities     3,865,164       3,337,166
Stockholders' equity              
  Common stock, authorized: $0.001 par value, 250,000,000 shares, at December 31, 2015; issued: 46,880,500 shares, at December 31, 2015; 46,730,500 shares, at December 31, 2014     46,881      
  Additional paid in capital     1,299,018       1,281,048
  Retained earnings     (844,535 )     219,251
    Total stockholders' equity     501,364       1,547,029
  TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 9,835,775     $ 10,481,547
    Years ended December 31,  
    2015     2014  
Revenues   $ 18,728,148     $ 20,846,119  
Cost of sales     15,167,887       16,142,507  
  Gross profit     3,560,261       4,703,612  
General & administrative expenses     5,152,941       5,020,556  
  Net operating profit/ (loss)     (1,592,680 )     (316,944 )
Other expenses, net     (190,086 )     (104,728 )
  Net profit/(loss) before income taxes   $ (1,782,766 )   $ (421,672 )
Income taxes     718,980       (81,339 )
  Net profit/(loss) after income taxes   $ (1,063,786 )     (503,011 )
Earnings per share                
  Basic and diluted   $ (0.023 )   $ (0.011 )
Shares used in computing earnings per share                
  Basic and diluted     46,843,514       46,730,500  
Cash distributions declared per common share   $ -     $ -  

Contact Information

  • Company Contact: 
    John Tostanoski
    CES Synergies, Inc. 
    (813) 783-1688