SOURCE: STT Enviro Corp.

STT Enviro Corp.

November 20, 2014 07:00 ET

STT Enviro Corp. Reports Financial Results for Quarter Ended September 30th, 2014 and an Increase to Record Levels in the Company Backlog

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 20, 2014) - STT Enviro Corp. ("STT" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: STT) today reported financial results for its quarter ended September 30th, 2014 of approximately $5.9 million of revenue, $591,960 of EBITDA and net income after tax of $322,396. For the nine months ended September 30th, 2014, the Company reported approximately $15.9 million of revenue, $1,576,594 of EBITDA and net income after tax of $880,692.

Financial Highlights for the Quarter:

              
     Quarter ended
September 30
th, 2014
   Quarter ended
September 30
th, 2013
 % Change
Revenue  $ 5,923,739  $ 6,252,752  -5%
EBITDA    591,960    697,660  -15%
Net income before tax    422,031    486,659  -13%
Net income (loss) after tax    322,396    (74,842)  +
              
Earnings (loss) per share - basic & diluted    0.009    (0.003)   
         

Financial Highlights for the Year:

              
     Nine Months ended
September 30
th, 2014
   Nine Months ended
September 30
th, 2013
 % Change
Revenue  $ 15,925,135  $ 23,233,553  -31%
EBITDA    1,576,594    2,507,454  -37%
Net income before tax    1,037,872    1,846,193  -44%
Net income after tax    880,692    954,159  -8%
              
Earnings per share - basic    0.027    0.036   
Earnings per share - diluted    0.026    0.036   
              
Closing backlog    31,250,224    13,933,918  +124%
Closing working capital    3,245,097    1,276,046  +154%
         

David Deacon, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "During the quarter, the major accomplishment is that the Company added almost $20,000,000 to its backlog, taking it to $31,250,224 as at September 30th 2014, our highest level ever. This is very encouraging and, while some of the orders were expected in the second quarter and got delayed, 'better late than never' definitely applies to this good news. This sets up the Company for a very strong revenue expectation for 2015 relative to any previous year, although our gross margins will see some pressure due to the competitive nature of our current bids."

He continued, "While the year over year comparison of revenue and profitability shows us to be behind the 2013 results, the recent strong uptick in sales had a positive impact on the quarterly results and we appear to be well on our way back to 2013 revenue levels and better. The strong performance for the quarter supports our belief that the Company's go-forward revenue and profitability are coming back in line with our longer-term growth expectations after being hampered by the slightly slower ramp up in new order entry earlier in the year. The increase in bid activity in the second quarter continued into the third quarter and it is worthwhile to note that of the $24 million in new orders received, a large portion of these orders came from our Tanks group. This is a business area that has been a strategic focus this year as we continue diversifying our revenue stream. With the increase in backlog to $31.2 million, the Company is now in a position to look to execute other elements of its growth strategy."

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results on November 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm 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.

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