SOURCE: Nanotech Security Corp.

Nanotech Security Corp.

August 16, 2016 16:01 ET

Nanotech Security Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results

Update on Progress With Asian Customer

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 16, 2016) - Nanotech Security Corp. (TSX VENTURE: NTS) (OTCQX: NTSFF), ("Nanotech" or the "Company") today released its financial results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016. Unless otherwise stated, all dollar amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars.

Financial Highlights during the Third Quarter

  • Revenue at $1.2 million down slightly from $1.4 million in the same period last year. Security Features contributed revenues of $497,000 largely from development contracts and Surveillance delivered $661,000, reflecting strong revenues from surveillance vans.
  • Gross margin at 47% down from 51% in the same period last year. Gross margins continue to reflect strong margins on the Security Features division's development contracts and Surveillance division sales.
  • Cash balance of $4.2 million at end of Q3. The Company completed raising $4.2 million in unsecured senior debentures convertible into common shares at a price of $1.25. The debentures bear interest at 12% and come due May 31, 2018 and will fund operations and working capital.

Strategic Highlights during the Third Quarter

  • To supply security feature for major new banknote. In May 2016, the Company announced that it had completed the supplier acceptance process and commenced production and delivery of Nanotech's proprietary colour-shifting optical thin film ("OTF") that will be used as a windowed security thread in banknotes for a large Asian country. At the end of the third quarter, the initial deliveries continued to be scrutinized and reviewed by the customer as they worked to ensure the deliveries were seamlessly integrated into their production facility. As a result, it is anticipated that this process will continue in the fourth quarter (ending September 2016) with the expectation that production will resume either late in the quarter or early in fiscal 2017.
  • Provided technology to authenticate tickets at UEFA EURO 2016® football championship. Nanotech's KolourOptik® technology was chosen for admission tickets, due to its intense high definition (iHD) full colour imaging capabilities and anti-counterfeiting security features -- replacing older hologram technology used at past events.
  • Paid optical variable device development contract progresses. The contract was announced in February 2015 and calls for the incorporation of an optical variable device into future banknotes and is coming to a successful completion. Nanotech has already begun working with the customer to expand the scope in a future contract moving the Company closer to final selection for a major banknote.
  • Paid KolourOptik development contract progresses. The three phased contract announced this past February 2016 calls for KolourOptik technology on a banknote. To date, the development is proceeding smoothly and on course with Nanotech's internal schedule.

Doug Blakeway, Nanotech's Chairman and CEO, commented, "The third quarter was impacted by the delays with our Asian customer accepting product and integrating it into their production process. Although we did not anticipate these delays, we have made progress subsequent to the quarter and remain confident we can work through them over the next few months and that once the production resumes, the Company will be well positioned to deliver throughout the life of this banknote."

Select Financial Information

All results are reported in Canadian dollars and are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB").

                      
   Three months ended           Nine months ended      
   June 30,   $   %   June 30,   $   %  
   2016   2015   Change   Change   2016   2015   Change   Change  
Revenue  $1,157,905   $1,359,088   $(201,183 ) (15 %) $3,615,365   $4,424,440   $(809,075 ) (18 %)
Gross profit   543,711    698,304    (154,593 ) (22 %)  1,785,133    1,944,574    (159,441 ) (8 %)
Gross profit %   47 %  51 %           49 %  44 %         
Net loss   (1,957,434 )  (1,279,642 )  (677,792 ) 53 %  (6,153,779 )  (3,105,435 )  (3,048,344 ) 98 %
Net loss per share
                              
 Basic and diluted   (0.04 )  (0.03 )  (0.01 ) 40 %  (0.12 )  (0.06 )  (0.05 ) 81 %
Weighted average number of common shares
                              
 Basic and diluted   53,612,215    49,125,684             53,470,153    48,735,041           
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,137,647 )  (537,418 )  (600,229 ) 112 %  (3,023,063 )  (2,805,941 )  (217,122 ) (8 %)
                               
                
         $   %  
   June 30, 2016  September 30, 2015  Change   Change  
Total assets  $26,094,602  $27,783,859  $(1,689,257 ) (6 %)
Total long term liabilities   6,628,858   3,126,363   3,502,495   112 %
Total equity   17,941,414   22,924,873   (4,983,459 ) (22 %)
              

Revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2016 decreased by $201,000 to $1,158,000 compared to $1,359,000 in the same period last year. This included the Security Features division delivering revenue of $497,000 compared to $865,000 during the same period last year, primarily from development contracts. The development contracts continue to progress well and are advancing both our KolourOptik and colour-shifting OTF technologies to be integrated into future banknotes.

OTF production continued to be negatively impacted as the Company continues to focus on a large Asian issuing authority. On November 17, 2015 the Company announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which contemplates an operational agreement with Hueck Folien to collaborate in the production of volume colour-shifting OTF. This integration has continued to consume internal resources in bringing the new manufacturing facility online. In May 2016 the Company completed the supplier acceptance process with the large Asian issuing authority and commenced production and delivery of colour-shifting OTF through its licensed production partner Hueck Folien. To date, the initial deliveries continue to be scrutinized and reviewed by the customer as they work to ensure the deliveries are seamlessly integrated into their production facility. As a result, it is anticipated that this process will continue through the fourth quarter with the expectation that production should resume either late in the quarter or early fiscal 2017. Although there have been unforeseen delays, management is confident that once the production resumes, the Company will be well positioned to deliver throughout the life of this banknote.

The Surveillance division achieved revenues of $661,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $494,000 during the same period last year. This increase reflected strong revenues from surveillance vans.

Revenues for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 decreased by $809,000 to $3,615,000 compared to $4,424,000 in the same period last year. This included the Security Features division delivering revenue of $1,712,000 compared to $2,775,000 during the same period last year, primarily from development contracts. The OTF production continued to be negatively impacted as the team focused on bringing the new production facility online.

The Surveillance division achieved revenues of $1,904,000 for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $1,649,000 during the same period last year. This modest increase reflected growth in the number of surveillance vans delivered during the period.

Gross margin for the three months ended June 30, 2016 decreased by $155,000 to $544,000 compared to $698,000 in the same period last year. Overall, the gross margin percentage was 47% for the three months ended June 30, 2016, a slight decrease from the 51% in the same period last year. The gross margins continue to reflect strong margins on the Security Features division's development contracts and Surveillance division sales partially offset by an inventory write-off of $82,087.

Gross margin for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 was $1,785,000, consistent with $1,945,000 in the same period last year. Overall, the gross margin percentage reached 49% for the nine months ended June 30, 2016, an improvement from the 44% in the same period last year. This increase is again reflected in higher margins on the Security Features division's development contracts and Surveillance division sales partially offset by an inventory write-off of $119,126.

Research and development expenditures for the three months ended June 30, 2016 increased by $160,000 to $1,307,000 compared to $1,146,000 in the same period last year. This is primarily as a result of an increase in depreciation and amortization of $198,000 reflecting a 2015 revision of the Company's depreciation policy. Research and development activity for the three months ended June 30, 2016 continued to focus on bringing the new Hueck Folien production facility online as well as new security features targeted for the banknote market.

Research and development expenditures for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 increased by $627,000 to $4,050,000 compared to $3,423,000 in the same period last year. This is primarily a result of an increase in depreciation and amortization of $682,000 reflecting a 2015 revision of the Company's depreciation policy. Research and development activity for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 also continued to focus on bringing the new Hueck Folien production facility online as well as new security features targeted for the banknote market.

General and administration expenditures for the three months ended June 30, 2016 were $664,000, an increase of $149,000 compared to $514,000 in the same period last year which reflected higher office rent, overheads and an increase in stock based compensation.

General and administration expenditures for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 were $2,013,000, an increase of $282,000 compared to $1,731,000 in the same period last year which again reflected higher office rent, overheads and an increase in stock based compensation.

Sales and marketing expenditures for the three months ended June 30, 2016 were $598,000, an increase of $12,000 compared to $586,000 in the same period last year which was due to increased sales and marketing activity related to the Security Features division, including increased salaries and international travel.

Sales and marketing expenditures for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 were $1,800,000, an increase of $389,000 compared to $1,410,000 in the same period last year, which again was due to increased sales and marketing activity related to the Security Features division, including increased salaries and international travel.

The net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2016 was $1,957,000 compared to $1,280,000 during the same period last year. The increase in net loss is reflected in lower sales, an increase in general and administrative costs and sales and marketing activities, and an increase in non-cash amortization and foreign exchange. The prior year figures also include a $290,000 gain on the revaluation of contingent shares.

The net loss for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 was $6,154,000 compared to $3,105,000 during the same period last year. The increase in net loss is reflected in an increase in general and administrative costs and sales and marketing activities, and an increase in non-cash amortization and foreign exchange. The prior year figures also include a $1,450,000 gain on the revaluation of contingent shares.

The Company ended the quarter with approximately $4,173,000 in cash and cash equivalents, up from $3,022,000 at September 30, 2015. Management has reviewed its projected funding requirements and expects that, through the generation and collection of revenues and/or raising additional financing, the Company will maintain sufficient liquidity.

Outlook

The Company anticipates demand for its security features will continue to grow, and expects to achieve significant progress in the development of customer channels and further commercialization of Nanotech's KolourOptik technology. Management continues to believe that the Company is well positioned to supply its large Asian customer, however the additional time required for product acceptance and integration into their production processes has taken longer than anticipated. As a result, management believes that its goal to double annual revenues has been delayed by three to four months. Once production resumes, it is expected to ramp up through the fall (Q1 / Fiscal 2017) to supply this customer with significant colour-shifting OTF through 2017 and beyond.

Achieving these results is not certain and involves known and unknown risks that may cause actual results to differ materially from this goal. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to: uncertainty of amount and timing of purchase orders, the ability to complete a definitive agreement with the planned European co-production partner, market acceptance of KolourOptik technology and our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity through June 30, 2017 to facilitate any business ramp-up. These and other risk factors are further discussed under the "Business Risks and Uncertainties" segment of the September 30, 2015 MD&A.

   
Nanotech Security Corp.  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss  
(Unaudited)  
   
Three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015  
(In Canadian dollars)  
   Three months ended   Nine months ended  
   June 30,   June 30,  
   2016   2015   2016   2015  
                  
Revenue  $1,157,905   $1,359,088   $3,615,365   $4,424,440  
Cost of sales   614,194    660,784    1,830,232    2,479,866  
    543,711    698,304    1,785,133    1,944,574  
Expenses                
 Research and development   1,306,598    1,146,416    4,049,817    3,422,550  
 General and administration   663,537    514,200    2,013,024    1,731,022  
 Sales and marketing   597,831    585,503    1,799,712    1,410,397  
    2,567,966    2,246,119    7,862,553    6,563,969  
                 
Loss before other expenses   (2,024,255 )  (1,547,815 )  (6,077,420 )  (4,619,395 )
                 
Other expenses (income)                
 Foreign exchange (gain) loss   27,067    (8,321 )  103,283    (160,192 )
 Finance expense   68,909    30,148    135,873    96,232  
 Gain on revaluation of contingent shares   -    (290,000 )  -    (1,450,000 )
    95,976    (268,173 )  239,156    (1,513,960 )
                 
Loss before income taxes   (2,120,231 )  (1,279,642 )  (6,316,576 )  (3,105,435 )
                 
Deferred income tax recovery   162,797    -    162,797    -  
Net loss   (1,957,434 )  (1,279,642 )  (6,153,779 )  (3,105,435 )
Other comprehensive income (loss):                
 Items that may be subsequently reclassified to earnings:                
  Unrealized foreign exchange gain (loss) on translation of foreign operation   5,665    7,524    38,912    (76,239 )
Total comprehensive loss for the period  $(1,951,769 ) $(1,272,118 ) $(6,114,867 ) $(3,181,674 )
  
  
Loss per share                
 Basic and diluted  $(0.04 ) $(0.03 ) $(0.12 ) $(0.06 )
                 
Weighted average number of common shares:                
 Basic and diluted   53,612,215    49,125,684    53,470,153    48,735,041  
                 
  
Nanotech Security Corp.  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position  
(Unaudited)  
   
(In Canadian dollars)  
   June 30,   September 30,  
   2016   2015  
       
Assets      
Current assets:      
 Cash and cash equivalents  $4,172,908   $3,021,928  
 Accounts receivable   524,704    879,266  
 Inventory   381,892    770,342  
 Prepaid expenses and other assets   134,890    76,840  
    5,214,394    4,748,376  
         
 Property, plant and equipment   17,787,651    18,921,396  
 Intangible assets   1,704,099    2,725,629  
 Goodwill   1,388,458    1,388,458  
   $26,094,602   $27,783,859  
         
Liabilities and shareholders' equity        
Current liabilities:        
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $1,524,330   $1,732,623  
    1,524,330    1,732,623  
Long term liabilities:        
 Note payable   3,000,000    3,000,000  
 Convertible debentures   3,523,173    -  
 Tenant inducement   105,685    126,363  
    8,153,188    4,858,986  
Shareholders' equity           
 Share capital   44,930,433    44,666,497  
 Share based payment reserve   2,151,077    1,726,780  
 Equity component of convertible debentures   443,175    -  
 Deficit   (29,443,019 )  (23,289,240 )
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (140,252 )  (179,164 )
    17,941,414    22,924,873  
   $26,094,602   $27,783,859  
         
   
Nanotech Security Corp.  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
(Unaudited)  
   
Three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015  
(in Canadian Dollars)  
   Three months ended   Nine months ended  
   June 30,   June 30,  
   2016   2015   2016   2015  
                 
Operating activities:                
 Net loss  $(1,957,434 ) $(1,279,642 ) $(6,153,779 ) $(3,105,435 )
 Items not involving cash:                
  Depreciation and amortization   772,364    592,688    2,320,433    1,754,246  
  Deferred income taxes   (162,797 )  -    (162,797 )  -  
  Share based compensation   187,263    160,205    508,233    552,873  
  Amortization of tenant inducement   (6,893 )  -    (20,678 )  -  
  Accretion of convertible debentures   8,856    -    8,856    -  
  Gain on revaluation of contingent shares   -    (290,000 )  -    (1,450,000 )
  Non-cash working capital changes   20,994    279,331    476,669    (557,625 )
Cash used in operating activities   (1,137,647 )  (537,418 )  (3,023,063 )  (2,805,941 )
                 
Investing activities:                     
 Purchase of property and equipment, net of tax credits   42,664    (407,663 )  (166,205 )  (666,347 )
Cash provided by (used in) investing activities   42,664    (407,663 )  (166,205 )  (666,347 )
                 
Financing activities:                     
 Proceeds on issuance of convertible debentures, net of costs   4,120,289    -    4,120,289    -  
 Issuance of shares for options exercised   -    -    180,000    -  
 Issuance of shares for warrants exercised   -    -    -    735,975  
 Tenant inducement   -    133,255    -    133,255  
Cash provided by financing activities   4,120,289    133,255    4,300,289    869,230  
                 
Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents   5,862    8,718    39,959    (80,672 )
                 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   3,031,168    (803,108 )  1,150,980    (2,683,730 )
                 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   1,141,740    2,084,023    3,021,928    3,964,645  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $4,172,908   $1,280,915   $4,172,908   $1,280,915  
                      

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to anticipated developments in our operations in future periods, the adequacy of our financial resources, and events or conditions that may occur in the future. When used in this news release, the words such as "plan", "expects", "pursue", "will", and similar expressions or statements generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations. The principal risks related to these forward-looking statements are that the Company's intellectual property claims will not prove enforceable to provide the necessary commercial protection, the Company is not able to attract the necessary capital, and/or that the Company's products will not be able to displace entrenched hologram, metalized strip tagging, or other conventional anti-counterfeiting technologies sufficiently to allow for profitability. In light of the many risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements contained in this news release will be realized.

For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or factors, reference should be made to the "Business Risks and Uncertainties" section of the MD&A and notes to the consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2015, as well as with the Company's continuous disclosure materials filed from time-to-time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, which are available online at www.sedar.com. Nanotech disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law, rule or regulation. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

About Nanotech Security

Through its Security Features and Surveillance divisions, Nanotech Security Corp. is becoming a leading innovator in the design and production of advanced security products and surveillance solutions for a number of years. The Company's Security Features division produces intense, high definition optically-variable images and colour shifting optical thin films, which are ideal for authentication of currency, passports, and identification cards in addition to distinguishing branded goods from counterfeits. Activated by a simple tilt or rotation, with higher resolutions than the best LED-displays, Nanotech's KolourOptik® and Plasmogram™ optically-variable image products are nanotechnology-based product platforms originally inspired by the unique optical properties of the iridescent wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly. The Company's Surveillance division designs, manufactures, and sells sophisticated surveillance and intelligence gathering communications and forensic equipment and conducts surveillance training for the law enforcement and intelligence community in the United States and Canada.

Additional information about Nanotech can be found at the Company's website www.nanosecurity.ca, the Canadian disclosure filings website www.sedar.com or the OTCMarkets disclosure filings website www.otcmarkets.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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