SOURCE: Coda Octopus Group, Inc.

March 09, 2012 12:00 ET

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. Results Following Restructuring

LAKELAND, FL--(Marketwire - Mar 9, 2012) - Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CDOC) announced today its full year unaudited financial results following comprehensive restructuring of the Group over the previous two years.

For the year ending October 31st, 2011, the Group achieved revenues of $15.7m, up from $11.5m for the previous year, and Net Income of $1.1m versus a loss of $1.8m in the previous year. This is the first time since its formation in 2004 that the Group has achieved a profit. The full financial results and our Annual Report, is available at www.otcmarkets.com (symbol - CDOC).

These results benefit from an upturn in demand for the Company's patented real-time 3D sonar, the Echoscope®, which the Company believes is revolutionizing the conventional sonar market. The Echoscope® (which is used by construction crews, law enforcement officers, as well as in our traditional oil and gas market) is becoming the easy to use tool of choice for many complex and hazardous projects. Taking advantage of the real time capabilities along with the superb images generated by the Echoscope®, many of our customers are reporting significant health and safety benefits, time savings and hence cost savings by using our sonar.

These results mark the turning point for the Group. The management still has a great deal to do to sustain these results and grow, but the first requirement of a business is to turn a profit, and for the first time, this is what the team at Coda Octopus has done.

About Coda Octopus Group, Inc.

Originally founded in 1994 as Coda Technologies, the Coda Octopus Group is now headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. The Group consists of a Marine Products business in Florida and Edinburgh, Scotland, and engineering businesses in Utah and Weymouth, England. Each of the Group companies are technology innovators with a particularly high level of sonar expertise. The Group has facilities in Florida, Utah, the UK and Norway.

Alongside providing custom engineering and development for defense applications, and oil and gas, companies, one of the Group's key products is the Coda Echoscope® -- the first real time 3D sub sea sonar. The Echoscope® is also at the heart of the Underwater Inspection System™ which is being adopted for homeland security, and other applications in ports around the world.

With this patented revolutionizing sub-sea visualization capability, and the existing systems integration skills within Colmek Systems Engineering, Inc and Martech Systems Engineering Ltd, the Coda Octopus Group believes they can become a world leading integrated sonar technology supplier.

For further information, please visit http://www.codaoctopusgroup.com or contact Coda Octopus at info@codaoctopusgroup.com. Our Annual Report is filed at www.otcmarkets.com and our symbol is CDOC

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