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December 20, 2012 06:00 ET

Optex Systems Releases Fiscal 2012 Results

RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwire - December 20, 2012) -  Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OPXS), a leading manufacturer of optical sighting systems and assemblies primarily for Department of Defense applications, reported operating results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

Revenues for the year ended September 30, 2012 were $14.3 million as compared to revenues during the prior year period of $16.2 million, representing a decrease of $1.9 million or 11.7%. The decline in revenue is primarily due to completion of two of our Howitzer programs in FY2011 and the completion of the one remaining Howitzer program in March 2012 with no current follow-on contracts. The lower Howitzer revenue of $2.5 million was partially offset by increased revenue on our Sighting Systems due to development revenue earned on the M36 Digital Day and Night Program. The gross margin during the year ended September 30, 2012 was $2.4 million or 16.8% of revenues as compared to a gross margin of $2.5 million or 15.4% for the year ended October 2, 2011. The increase in gross margin percentage is primarily due to a shift in product mix toward more profitable programs and completion of the Howitzer loss programs in 2011 combined with efficiency improvements and other cost reductions in 2012. During the twelve months ended September 30, 2012, we recorded a net loss applicable to common shareholders of $(0.26) million, as compared to a net income of $0.18 million for the twelve months ending October 1, 2011, representing a decrease to net income of $0.44 million. The primary reason for the decreased income relates to lower sales revenue and higher general and administrative expenses in marketing, legal, and travel expenses. The additional general and administrative costs were necessary to facilitate new product and customer growth into day and night thermal vision M36 markets. We expect the current general and administrative spending level to continue into 2013 at the same pace. We believe our investments in product development have contributed significantly to the $21.8 million of new orders booked in fiscal year 2012 and expect these changes to increase our overall footprint in the optical vision market for tactical vehicles moving forward.

As of September 30, 2012, we had cash and cash equivalents of $1.7 million. During the period from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012, cash and cash equivalents increased by $0.2 million and paid off our line of credit for $0.5 million. The improved working capital is primarily attributable to collections of milestone payments made against the M36 Day/Night vision contract during the year, net of inventory purchased to support the program.

Backlog as of September 30, 2012 was $19.0 million as compared to a backlog of $11.5 million as of October 2, 2011, representing an increase of 65.2%. During 2012, Optex Systems Holdings received $21.8 million in new orders, consisting of an $8.0 million M36 contract deliverable over 5 years from a major international defense contractor, a $1.2 million other product line award from the Defense Logistics Agency for a Gunner's Head Assembly on the M1 Abrams Tank deliverable in fiscal year 2013, and $12.6 million in additional orders from several customers primarily in support of our periscope and other product line which will be delivered in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

The Company continues to pursue opportunities both domestically and internationally. Danny Schoening, COO of the Company, commented, "While the overall military spending by the US Government is being reduced, we continue to see fair to steady demand as vehicles are returning from overseas duty. These vehicles are going through a reset or retrofit process, where in many cases our products are replaced due to field wear or damage. We will continue to pursue new installations while supplying existing products to existing customers for these mission critical solutions. Additionally, we continue to invest in the advancement of technology and its integration into modernized armored fleets worldwide."


Optex, which was founded in 1987, is a Richardson, Texas based ISO 9001:2008 certified concern, which manufactures optical sighting systems and assemblies, primarily for Department of Defense (DOD) applications. Its products are installed on various types of U.S. military land vehicles, such as the Abrams and Bradley fighting vehicles, Light Armored and Armored Security Vehicles, and have been selected for installation on the Stryker family of vehicles. Optex also manufactures and delivers numerous periscope configurations, rifle and surveillance sights and night vision optical assemblies. Optex delivers its products both directly to the military services and to prime contractors. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at

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Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
    September 30, 2012     October 2, 2011  
Current Assets                
Cash   $ 1,653     $ 1,514  
Accounts Receivable     1,843       2,392  
Net Inventory     7,094       4,088  
Prepaid Expenses     28       17  
Total Current Assets   $ 10,618     $ 8,011  
Property and Equipment                
Property Plant and Equipment   $ 1,584     $ 1,488  
Accumulated Depreciation     (1,392 )     (1,227 )
Total Property and Equipment   $ 192     $ 261  
Other Assets                
Deferred Tax Asset - Long Term   $ 1,157     $ 1,204  
Prepaid Royalties - Long Term     210       -  
Security Deposits     21       21  
Total Other Assets   $ 1,388     $ 1,225  
Total Assets   $ 12,198     $ 9,497  
Current Liabilities                
Accounts Payable   $ 1,109     $ 716  
Accrued Expenses     754       547  
Accrued Warranties     25       25  
Customer Advance Deposits - Short Term     776       -  
Credit Facility     -       507  
Total Current Liabilities   $ 2,664     $ 1,795  
Other Liabilities                
Customer Advance Deposits - Long Term     1,944       -  
Total Other Liabilities   $ 1,944     $ -  
Total Liabilities   $ 4,608     $ 1,795  
Stockholders' Equity                
Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. - (par $0.001, 2,000,000,000 authorized, 152,346,607 and 139,444,940 shares issued and outstanding, respectively)   $ 152     $ 139  
Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. Preferred Stock ($0.001 par 5,000 authorized, 1,023 and 1,027 series A preferred issued and outstanding, respectively)     -       -  
Additional Paid-in-capital     17,799       17,662  
Retained Earnings (Deficit)     (10,361 )     (10,099 )
Total Stockholders' Equity   $ 7,590     $ 7,702  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 12,198     $ 9,497  
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements  
Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.  
Consolidated Statements of Operations  
    Twelve months ended  
    September 30, 2012     October 2, 2011  
Revenues   $ 14,254     $ 16,227  
Total Cost of Sales     11,849       13,741  
Gross Margin   $ 2,405     $ 2,486  
General and Administrative     2,706       2,408  
Operating Income (Loss)   $ (301 )   $ 78  
Other Expenses                
Interest (Income) Expense - Net     19       74  
Total Other   $ 19     $ 74  
Income (Loss) Before Taxes   $ (320 )   $ 4  
Deferred Income Taxes (Benefit)     48       (587 )
Net Income (Loss) After Taxes   $ (368 )   $ 591  
Less preferred stock dividend (accrued) waived   $ 106     $ (413 )
Net income (loss) applicable to common shareholders   $ (262 )   $ 178  
Basic and diluted income (loss) per share   $ (0.00 )   $ 0.00  
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding     143,496,377       139,444,940  
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements  

Contact Information

    Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.
    Stanley A. Hirschman
    (972) 764-5677
    1420 Presidential Drive
    Richardson, TX 75081