SOURCE: Knobias, Inc.

September 11, 2006 10:30 ET

Ikonics Printing Signs of Growth Acceleration

RIDGELAND, MS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 11, 2006 -- Screen print and abrasive etching product maker, Ikonics Corp. (NASDAQ: IKNX), has been chosen for this week's "SPOT Feature" in the Knobias Small-Cap ClipReport. Each week, Knobias scours the small-cap universe to find overlooked companies with sound fundamentals and one or more growth catalyst on the horizon. The weekly "SPOT" feature may be accessed via our daily ClipReport newsletter (free to all subscribers). To receive the Small-Cap ClipReport daily, please visit: http://www.knobias.com/front/product/clipreport/

Ikonics Printing Signs of Growth Acceleration

Ikonics Corp. (NASDAQ: IKNX) develops, manufactures and sells light-sensitive liquid coatings and films, and distributes ink jet receptive films for commercial and industrial applications. The Company serves the screen printing & abrasive etching markets internationally. Screen printing products are used by screen printers to create stencil images. Abrasive etching products are used by consumers to create architectural glass, art pieces, and awards.

The BULLS Say...

New Momentum for an Old Company. IKNX is a long established small-cap with measured growth and solid fundamentals. Established in 1952, IKNX has historically focused on screen printing products, but has recently launched new initiatives with the promise of growth acceleration and there are indications that momentum is underway. A year ago, FORTUNE Magazine named IKNX as one of the fastest growing small companies and recent Q2-06 results represented a company record for both sales and earnings. Despite new sales momentum and new rollouts on the horizon, IKNX is trading below sector peer valuations. IKNX is thinly traded, but has slowly inched higher with at least one private investor building a 9% stake this past year. Execution in new markets will be the key for IKNX to graduate from disciplined growth to accelerated growth.

The BEARS Say...

Increased 3rd Quarter Expenses. Q3 is historically strong and investors hope to see more progress and contribution from IKNX's new initiatives, but Q3's net may take a hit from increased Sarbanes-Oxley compliance expenses and extraordinary marketing expenses related to an upcoming trade show exhibit.

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Knobias, Inc. (OTCBB: KNBS), pronounced "no-b-s," provides a wide range of financial information solutions for all sides of the U.S. stock market. Knobias combines proprietary content & technology into efficient platforms for the consolidation, distribution & targeted presentation of investment decision information for customers & affiliates. Knobias platforms provide news, filings, fundamentals, transaction databases, calendars, research, tools & analysis for all U.S. equities with a special emphasis on small-caps. Knobias customers include retail investors, day-traders, buy-side & sell-side professionals, public issuers, financial websites & financial content providers. For more information about Knobias, Inc. products, please visit www.knobias.com.

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Contact Information

  • Company Contacts:

    Key Ramsey
    CEO
    Knobias, Inc.
    601-978-3399

    Marla Breland
    Knobias, Inc.
    601-978-3399 ext 155
    mbreland@knobias.com