STT Enviro Corp

TSX VENTURE : STT


STT Enviro Corp

May 29, 2014 07:00 ET

STT Enviro Corp Reports Financial Results for Quarter ended March 31st, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) - STT Enviro Corp ("STT" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:STT) today reported financial results for its quarter ended March 31st, 2014 of approximately $5.0 million of revenue, $0.6 million of EBITDA and net income after tax of $0.35 million.

Financial Highlights for the Quarter and Year-to-Date:

Quarter ended
March 31
st, 2014
Quarter ended
March 31
st, 2013
% Change
Revenue $ 5,018,817 $ 8,858,601 -43 %
EBITDA 625,050 929,208 -33 %
Net income before tax 464,678 682,490 -32 %
Net income after tax 351,738 534,945 -34 %
Earnings per share 0.013 0.020
EBITDA per issued common share 0.024 0.035
Closing backlog $ 16,302,466 $ 17,299,961 -5 %
Closing working capital 1,458,955 537,166 +271 %

David Deacon, Chief Executive Officer, commented "In the first quarter the Company recorded slightly lower revenue than expected, but the strong operating margins, $7.2 million of new orders and an increase in the backlog to $16.3 million from $13.9 million at December 31, 2013 gives us a very good start to the year. We continue to have a relatively cautious outlook for the remainder of 2014 as market softness continues to impact our Systems business. We are, however, encouraged by a number of opportunities in the natural gas sector which could begin to have a positive impact on System sales in the 3rd and 4th quarter. The Company saw higher margins this quarter, in part due to the completion of a project which generated very strong margins, but also due to our continuing cost cutting and process improvement efforts, and we anticipate reasonably strong gross margins going forward. In addition, the Solutions group, our aftermarket parts and service business, saw record sales this quarter and we are continuing to aggressively pursue opportunities in this area."

He continued, "During April 2014, $1.5 million in outstanding convertible debentures were retired through the repayment and conversion into common shares (click here to view press release). The conversion and related transactions resulted in new equity for the company of $1.3 million, a reduction in debt from approximately $3.9 million to $2.7 million, and an improvement in working capital from $1.46 million to $3.16 million."

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results on June 2, 2014 at 11:00 am Eastern time. The call-in numbers are (416) 204-9641 or 1(877) 314-1234; participant code 9530930.

The financial statements and MD&A are available on SEDAR and have also been posted on the company's website at http://www.sttenvirocorp.com/investor-relations/financial-reporting/.

About STT Enviro Corp

STT Enviro Corp (TSX VENTURE:STT) is an international supplier of industrial processes and environmental solutions specializing in water remediation and emission control systems. The Company assists its clients in subscribing to the highest environmental standards by offering quality products, reliability and cost effective solutions.

The Company's three primary areas of business are in providing engineering support, project management and installation of bulk material handling systems; supplying steel tanks and providing related engineering support and services for liquid storage projects; and the sales of parts and aftermarket services to our customers to assist them in maintaining and improving their systems.

The Company is focused on becoming a leading supplier of environmental solutions by continuing to grow its business organically and, longer term, to make strategic acquisitions at prices that are financially accretive.

For more information, please visit our website at www.sttenvirocorp.com.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Non-IFRS Measures

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions regarding the growth, results of operations, performance, and business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and expectations and are based on information currently available to management of the Company. In particular, statements regarding the future operating results and economic performance are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events and results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including risks outlined under "Risk Factors" in our Annual Information Form, which is posted at www.sedar.com. In evaluating these statements, investors should specifically consider various factors, including such risks as Investment Risk; Business Valuations; Condition of Capital Markets; Dependence on Key Personnel; General Economic Factors; Interest Rate Risk; Competition; and Reliance on Key Suppliers. One or more of these "Risk Factors" could cause actual events or results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. These factors should not be considered exhaustive. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on what management of the Company considers to be reasonable assumptions based on information currently available to them, there can be no assurance that actual events or results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and management's assumptions may prove to be incorrect. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and none of STT nor its directors assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

Non-IFRS Measures

The term "EBITDA" is a financial measure used in this document which is not a standard measure under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). The Company's method of calculating EBITDA may differ from the methods used by other issuers. Therefore, STT's measure of EBITDA, as presented in this press release, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. EBITDA refers to net earnings determined in accordance with IFRS before depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, gain or loss on disposal of property and equipment, interest expense, accretion expense, special charges and recoveries, stock compensation expense and income tax expense. Management believes that EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure of cash available for debt service, working capital, capital expenditures, income taxes, and distribution. Investors are cautioned that EBITDA, as a non-IFRS measure, is not an alternative to measures under IFRS and should not, on its own, be construed as an indicator of performance or cash flows, a measure of liquidity or as a measure of actual return.

The term "backlog" is a financial measure used in this document which is not a standard measure under IFRS. The Company's method of calculating backlog may differ from the methods used by other issuers. Therefore, STT's measure of backlog, as presented in this press release, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Backlog is the value of revenue remaining to be earned from purchase orders received from customers. The projects represented in backlog are executed according to a schedule agreed with each customer, which could range in duration from one month to eighteen months. Revenues are earned on a percentage of completion basis. Management uses this measure to i) monitor the Company's success in securing new orders, and ii) gauge the likelihood of meeting revenue objectives in future periods.

Investors are cautioned that backlog, as a non-IFRS measure, is not an alternative to measures under IFRS and should not, on its own, be construed as an indicator of performance or cash flows, a measure of liquidity or as a measure of actual return.

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

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