Nordex Explosives Ltd.

Nordex Explosives Ltd.

November 26, 2013 09:38 ET

Nordex Explosives Announces Record Q3 Revenues of $4,723,631, Pretax Net Profit of $299,407

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2013) - NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:NXX) ("Nordex" or the "Company") has released its unaudited financial statements for the third quarter ending September 30, 2013 and is pleased to announce its highest Q3 sales revenues in the 43 year history of the Company and a pretax Q3 profit of $299,407. Record sales revenues are attributed to ongoing diversification and the securing of new business in the construction and quarry markets while maintaining and increasing business with existing customers.

Highlights from the 2013 third quarter include:

  • All time record sales across all customer industry segments
  • Completion of the exclusive and proprietary high margin "Buttbuster" manufacturing line
  • Receipt of all approvals with respect to title for the minerals rights for the Melba gold property

The following table summarizes and compares selective Q3 financial results year over year:

Q3 2013 Q3 2012 Change
Revenue $ 4,723,631 $ 3,960,224 19.3 %
Gross Profit $ 1,086,937 $ 801,520 35.6 %
Net Income $ 189,566 $ 107,021 77.1 %
Total Assets $ 17,030,343 $ 14,092,544 20.8 %
Total Liabilities $ 7,282,552 $ 4,716,874 54.4 %

Total revenues for the period were $4,723,631, an increase of $763,407, approximately a 19.3% increase over same period revenues of $3,960,224 in 2012. The increase in sales in Q3 is a result of increasing confidence in the products and services provided by Nordex to both existing clients, as well as, new customers in the non-mining segment of the explosives industry. The successful adaptation of Nordex products and equipment to meet the needs of the quarry and construction markets contributed to the increase in Q3 results. The percentage of revenues from non-mining related customers continues to increase and this trend is expected to continue in 2014. The Company objective is to achieve a 50/50 split between mining related and non-mining related revenues.

Gross profit for the period was $1,086,937, an increase of $285,417 approximately a 35% increase over the same period gross profit of $801,520 in Q3 2012. The increase in gross margin is a result of the increase in sales and the economies of scale being achieved in manufacturing.

Net income after tax for the period was $189,566, an increase of $82,545 over the same period net income after tax of $107,021 in Q3 2012 as a result of the increase in sales.

Jim Taylor, President & CEO, stated, "This is our 7th successive period of a quarter over quarter growth in sales revenues at Nordex. We continue to implement our growth strategies with a focus on profitability. We continue to expect reductions in our relative manufacturing costs as sales revenues continue to grow steadily. In addition, Nordex has started to market and promote our new proprietary perimeter control products with delivery starting in Q1 2014. We recently announced the completion of our "buttbuster" (Johnex) manufacturing facility and have begun commercial production of these products. Our achievements and success continues to be a direct result of the efforts and contributions by our valued employees."

The financial information for the periods indicated as set out in this news release is presented on a basis consistent with the accounting principles used to prepare Nordex' most recently filed financial statements. The contents of this news release should be read in conjunction with the complete unaudited financial statements and the Company's annual financial statements and related management discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the periods under the Company's profile available at Readers are advised that the Company faces various risk factors with respect to its business and operations: for further information please see the MD&A of Nordex available at

ABOUT NORDEX EXPLOSIVES: NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. is a manufacturer and distributor of explosives for the mining, quarry and road construction industries since 1970. Its manufacturing operations and distribution centre is strategically located in one of the world's largest mining regions near Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Nordex is the exclusive supplier of the Econotrim and Ezicharge perimeter control explosive products in Canada. Nordex trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "NXX".


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