Sigma Industries Inc.
TSX VENTURE : SSG

Sigma Industries Inc.

March 20, 2015 17:00 ET

Sigma Industries Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results

SAINT-ÉPHREM-DE-BEAUCE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 20, 2015) - Sigma Industries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SSG), a manufacturing company specializing in the production of composite components, announces results for the third quarter of its 2015 fiscal year ended January 24, 2015. The results reflect the sale of the PNS Tech division effective October 1, 2013 and in accordance with IFRS, this division has been presented as discontinued operations in the Company's unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

"Sigma Industries' operating results showed more signs of improvement in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, as a stronger North American economy is bolstering demand in most of our main sectors of activity," said Denis Bertrand, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Industries. "Sales rose 31.3% to $16.1 million mainly driven by higher sales to the heavy-duty truck market. Profitability also further increased, as we generated an adjusted EBITDA of $861,000, compared with a loss last year. Our overall efficiency continues to improve following the transfer of production of certain components from the United States to our Quebec-based facilities as part of our strategic decision to focus on our core competence of closed mould manufacturing."

THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Revenues from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 totalled $16.1 million, up 31.3% from $12.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. This increase is mainly attributable to a rise of $2.7 million in sales to the heavy-duty truck market resulting from higher industry shipments. In addition, sales to the bus industry increased $1.4 million as a result of a new manufacturing contract.

Sigma Industries recorded adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") from continuing operations of $861,094, or 5.4% of revenues, in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with ($430,338) in the third quarter of last year. This increase is attributable to the Company's specialization in closed mould manufacturing and to the favourable effect of higher business activity on the absorption of fixed overhead costs.

As a result, net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 amounted to $124,107, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, versus a net loss from continuing operations of $1.2 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, last year.

NINE-MONTH RESULTS

For the nine-month period ended January 24, 2015, revenues from continuing operations amounted to $46.4 million, versus $40.0 million for the nine-month period ended January 25, 2014. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations totalled $2.9 million, or 6.2% of revenues, up from $189,486, or 0.5% of revenues, last year. Net income from continuing operations reached $1.2 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, versus a net loss from continuing operations of $2.1 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share, a year earlier.

SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Consolidated results of operations Three months ended Nine months ended
(unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars except per-share amounts) January 24, 2015 January 25, 2014 January 24, 2015 January 25, 2014
$ $ $ $
Revenues from continuing operations 16,086 12,248 46,373 40,044
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations 891 (430 ) 2,881 190
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 124 (1,239 ) 1,249 (2,074 )
Per share (basic and diluted) 0.01 (0.11 ) 0.11 (0.18 )
Net income (loss) 124 (1,239 ) 1,249 (1,830 )
Per share (basic and diluted) 0.01 (0.11 ) 0.11 (0.16 )
Reconciliation of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and net income Three months ended Nine months ended
(unaudited, in thousands of Canadian dollars) January 24, 2015 January 25, 2014 January 24, 2015 January 25, 2014
$ $ $ $
Net income (loss) 124 (1,239 ) 1,249 (1,830 )
MINUS:
Net income from discontinued operations - - - 244
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 124 (1,239 ) 1,249 (2,074 )
PLUS (less):
Income tax expense recovery 12 (1 ) 2 (22 )
Gain on lease cancellation - - (602 ) -
Depreciation and amortization 326 308 948 929
Financial expenses 399 502 1,284 1,357
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations 861 (430 ) 2,881 190
PLUS (less):
Foreign exchange gain (276 ) (357 ) (320 ) (450 )
Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment 8 - 8 -
EBITDA from continuing operations 593 (787 ) 2,569 (260 )
Consolidated balance sheet data As at
(in thousands of Canadian dollars) January 24, 2015 April 26, 2014
$ $
Total assets 26,251 25,344
Total liabilities 25,121 25,854
Shareholders' equity 1,130 (510 )

NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

The information in this press release includes certain measures that are not financial measures prescribed under IFRS. Sigma Industries uses adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") in assessing its financial performance. As there is no generally accepted method of calculating these financial measures, they may not be comparable to similar measures reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and other non-operating expenses and revenues, EBITDA consists of adjusted EBITDA plus (minus) foreign exchange loss (gain) and loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment. These measures do not represent cash flow available for repayment of debt, payment of dividends, reinvestment or other discretionary uses, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other measures of performance calculated according to IFRS.

ABOUT SIGMA INDUSTRIES

Sigma Industries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SSG), a manufacturing company specializing in the production of composite components, has two operating subsidiaries and employs 375 people. The Company is active in the heavy-duty truck, coach, transit, machinery and wind energy markets. Sigma sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and distributors in the United States, Canada and Europe.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about the Company. Such forward-looking statements are dependent on a number of factors and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those expected. The information contained in this press release is dated March 20, 2015, the date on which management approved the press release. Management does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events, except as required by law.

Note to readers: Complete unaudited condensed interim financial statements and Management's Discussion & Analysis of Financial Position and Operating Results have been posted on SEDAR and are available at www.sedar.com.

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