SOURCE: Pro-Dex, Inc.

Pro-Dex, Inc.

September 15, 2016 16:05 ET

Pro-Dex, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2016) - Pro-Dex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDEX) today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full-year ended June 30, 2016.

Quarter Ended June 30, 2016

Net sales for the three months ended June 30, 2016 increased $1.2 million, or 29%, to $5.3 million from $4.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, due primarily to increased medical device sales, especially in the orthopedic and craniomaxillofacial ("CMF") surgical segments. Gross profit for the three months ended June 30, 2016 increased $311,000, or 27%, to $1.4 million from $1.1 million for the same period in 2015. Contributing to this increase was the increase in sales volume, described above.

Operating expenses (which include selling, general and administrative, and research and development expenses) for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 increased 17% to $1.2 million from $1.1 million in the prior year's corresponding quarter, reflecting primarily our increase in research and development costs as we have increased our personnel in support of our increased medical device products and ongoing engineering development projects.

Income from continuing operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 increased by $116,000 to $189,000, compared to $73,000 in the corresponding quarter in 2015. Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 was $189,000, or $0.05 per share, compared to net income of $73,000, or $0.02 per share, for the corresponding quarter in 2015.

Year Ended June 30, 2016

Net sales for the year ended June 30, 2016 increased $6.8 million, or 51%, to $20.1 million from $13.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2015, due primarily to increases in medical device revenues. Specifically, our largest customer accounted for an increase of $4.5 million in revenue during the current fiscal year. Additionally, sales relating to two CMF surgical drivers which we developed to the unique specifications of our customers contributed to an increase in sales of $3.6 million. Offsetting these increases, sales to our former largest customer in the medical device segment decreased by approximately $3.0 million from $6.6 million to $3.6 million..

Gross profit for the year ended June 30, 2016 increased $1.7 million, or 46%, to $5.4 million compared to $3.7 million for the same period in 2015.

Operating expenses (which include selling, general and administrative, and research and development expenses) for the year ended June 30, 2016 increased 6% to $4.8 million from $4.6 million in the prior fiscal year, reflecting primarily the $245,000 impairment charge we recorded related to our Fineline Molds division as a result of our annual impairment test.

Income from continuing operations for the year ended June 30, 2016 was $822,000, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $402,000 for fiscal 2015. Net income for the year ended June 30, 2016 was $822,000, or $0.20 per share, compared to a net loss of $365,000, or $0.09 per share, for fiscal 2015.

During the year ended June 30, 2016, the Company provided $446,000 of cash in operating activities, compared to the use of $775,000 of cash used in operating activities in fiscal 2015. The increase in cash provided by operating activities is primarily due to our return to profitability and is offset by reduced trade related payables which had accumulated at June 30, 2015, due to inventory purchases in anticipation of new product releases. During the year ended June 30, 2016, we also liquidated our investment in the Riverside property and related notes receivable and collected $2.0 million as a result of that liquidation and recorded a gain related to the liquidation in the amount of $340,000.

In June 2016, we received a contractual commitment from our largest customer to deliver 1,800 surgical handpieces in both calendar 2017 and 2018. This purchase commitment is valued at approximately $24 million and we expect to see increased sales and margins in the second half of fiscal 2017 as a result of beginning delivery on this order. During the first half of fiscal 2017, we will be delivering 500 handpieces to this same customer at a reduced sales price, which will consequently reduce margins.

CEO Comments

Richard L ("Rick") Van Kirk, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased with our fourth quarter and full year operating results as we return to consistent profitability. We are also encouraged by the sales commitment from our largest customer, which will provide our production facility with a consistent base level of operations. We will also continue to focus efforts on completion of another product development project and continue to meet the needs of our growing customer base in the area of engineering and manufacturing expertise for handheld surgical devices for orthopedic, neurological and other applications. We anticipate another profitable year in fiscal 2017."

About Pro-Dex, Inc.:

Pro-Dex, Inc., with operations in California and Oregon, specializes in the design, development and manufacture of powered rotary drive surgical and dental instruments used primarily in the orthopedic, spine, maxocranial facial and dental markets. Its OMS division designs and manufactures embedded motion control systems serving the medical, factory automation, semi-conductor and scientific research markets. Its Fineline Molds division manufactures plastic injection molding for a variety of industries. Pro-Dex's products are found in hospitals, dental offices, medical engineering labs, scientific research facilities and high tech manufacturing operations around the world.

Pro-Dex also provides quality and regulatory consulting services, as well as engineering consulting and placement services through its Engineering Services Division. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.pro-dex.com.

Statements herein concerning the Company's plans, growth and strategies may include 'forward-looking statements' within the context of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding the Company's future events, developments and future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those suggested as a result of various factors. Interested parties should refer to the disclosure concerning the operational and business concerns of the Company set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:
Richard L. Van Kirk
Chief Executive Officer
(949) 769-3200 

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PRO-DEX, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands, except share data)  
   
    June 30,  
    2016     2015  
ASSETS                
  Current assets:                
    Cash and cash equivalents   $ 2,294     $ 697  
    Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $20 and $36     1,469       2,326  
    Due from factor     1,419       --  
    Deferred costs     238       853  
    Other current receivables     91       28  
    Inventory     3,573       4,310  
    Prepaid expenses     134       124  
    Deferred income taxes     --       70  
      Total current assets     9,218       8,408  
  Plant, equipment and leasehold improvements, net     1,286       1,470  
  Investment in Ramsey property and related notes receivable     --       1,652  
  Goodwill     112       353  
  Intangibles     451       547  
  Other assets     80       86  
      Total assets   $ 11,147     $ 12,516  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                
  Current liabilities:                
    Accounts payable   $ 841     $ 1,867  
    Accrued liabilities     997       1,202  
    Deferred revenue     212       594  
    Income taxes payable     1       --  
    Note payable     26       24  
    Capital lease obligations     --       7  
      Total current liabilities     2,077       3,694  
  Non-current liabilities:                
    Deferred income taxes     --       70  
    Deferred rent     147       204  
    Note payable, net of current portion     46       70  
    Capital lease obligations, net of current portion     --       --  
      Total non-current liabilities     193       344  
      Total liabilities     2,270       4,038  
                   
  Shareholders' equity:                
    Common stock, no par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 4,052,987 and 4,139,579 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively     17,988       18,411  
    Accumulated other comprehensive income     --       --  
    Accumulated deficit     (9,111 )     (9,933 )
      Total shareholders' equity     8,877       8,478  
      Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 11,147     $ 12,516  
                       
                       
                       
PRO-DEX, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(In thousands, except per share data)  
   
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
(Unaudited)
    Years Ended
June 30,
 
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
                                 
Net sales   $ 5,285     $ 4,073     $ 20,158     $ 13,383  
Cost of sales     3,840       2,939       14,775       9,679  
Gross profit     1,445       1,134       5,403       3,704  
                                 
Operating expenses:Selling expenses     233       285       898       975  
General and administrative expenses     476       420       1,882       1,963  
Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets     --       --       245       --  
Research and development costs     538       359       1,852       1,668  
Total operating expenses     1,247       1,064       4,877       4,606  
                                 
Operating profit (loss)     198       70       526       (902 )
Interest expense     (1 )     (2 )     (37 )     (6 )
Interest income     --       --       --       6  
Gain (loss) from disposal of equipment     --       --       18       1  
Gain from sale of Investment in Ramsey Property     --       --       340       --  
Realized gain on sale of investments     --       --       --       455  
                                 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes     197       68       847       (446 )
Income tax expense (benefit)     9       (5 )     25       (44 )
                                 
Income (loss) from continuing operations     189       73       822       (402 )
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes     --       --       --       37  
Net income (loss)   $ 189     $ 73     $ 822     $ (365 )
                                 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share:                                
  Income (loss) from continuing operations   $ 0.05     $ 0.02     $ 0.20     $ (0.10 )
  Income from discontinued operations     --       --       --       0.01  
  Net income (loss)   $ 0.05     $ 0.02     $ 0.20     $ (0.09 )
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding:                                
    Basic     4,131,076       4,139,579       4,141,353       4,169,326  
    Diluted     4,177,439       4,152,811       4,173,556       4,169,326  
                                     
                                     
                                     
PRO-DEX, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(In thousands)  
   
    Years Ended June 30,  
    2016     2015  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                
Net income (loss)   $ 822     $ (365 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
  Depreciation and amortization     614       578  
  Realized gain on sale of investments     --       (455 )
  Gain on sale of investment in Ramsey     (340 )     --  
  Gain on sale or disposal of equipment     (18 )     (1 )
  Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets     245       --  
  Share-based compensation     4       17  
  Allowance for doubtful accounts     (16 )     7  
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
    Accounts receivable, due from factor and other current receivables     (523 )     (554 )
    Unbilled receivables     615       220  
    Inventory     737       (1,705 )
    Prepaid expenses and other assets     (5 )     (22 )
    Accounts payable, accrued expenses and deferred rent     (1,288 )     1,196  
    Deferred revenue     (382 )     362  
    Income taxes receivable and payable     1       (53 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     466       (775 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                
  Purchases of equipment and leasehold improvements     (311 )     (244 )
  Business acquisitions     --       (866 )
  Purchase of notes receivable     --       (1,652 )
  Investment in Ramsey and related note receivable     (87 )     --  
  Proceeds from of investment in Ramsey     1,992       --  
  Proceeds from sale of equipment     18       1  
  Proceeds from sale of investments     --       1,324  
  Increase in intangibles     (24 )     (64 )
  Purchase of investments     --       (12 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     1,588       (1,513 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                
  Principal payments on capital lease and note payable     (530 )     (15 )
  Proceeds from note payable     500       --  
  Borrowings from Summit loan     1,689       --  
  Repayments on Summit loan     (1,689 )     --  
  Repurchase of common stock     (454 )     (154 )
  Net proceeds received (paid) related to common stock rights offering     --       (2 )
  Proceeds (payments) from exercise (repurchase) of stock options and ESPP contributions     27       (32 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities     (457 )     (203 )
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     1,597       (2,491 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year     697       3,188  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year   $ 2,294     $ 697  
                 

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Richard L. Van Kirk
    Chief Executive Officer
    (949) 769-3200