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WPCS

December 17, 2012 16:01 ET

WPCS Reports 2nd Quarter FY2013 Results

EXTON, PA--(Marketwire - Dec 17, 2012) - WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), a leader in design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, today announced financial results for the fiscal year 2013 second quarter ended October 31, 2012. In the second quarter, the WPCS domestic and international operation centers generated EBITDA of approximately $1.4 million on revenue of $9.9 million. This compares to EBITDA of $894,000 on $21.7 million of revenue for the same period in the prior year. For the six months of fiscal year 2013 ended October 31, 2012, these same operation centers generated EBITDA of approximately $2.1 million on revenue of $23.4 million. This compares to EBITDA of $2.9 million on revenue of $40.4 million for the same period in the prior year.

In regards to net income from continuing operations for the second quarter, WPCS reported net income from continuing operations of approximately $80,000 or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $352,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior year. In the second quarter, WPCS reported a consolidated net loss of $493,000, or $0.07 per diluted share, which includes a loss from discontinued operations of approximately $573,000 related to the asset sale of the Hartford and Lakewood Operations. This compares to a net loss of approximately $1.7 million or $0.24 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago, which includes a loss from discontinued operations of approximately $1.3 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, primarily related to the sale of the St. Louis and Sarasota Operations.

For the six months ended October 31, 2012, WPCS reported consolidated net income of approximately $500,000 or $0.07 per diluted share which includes income from discontinued operations of $1.1 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, related to the asset sale of the Hartford and Lakewood Operations. This compares to a net loss of $1.7 million or $0.24 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago, which includes a loss from discontinued operations of approximately $1.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, primarily related to the sale of the St. Louis and Sarasota Operations.

Andrew Hidalgo, CEO of WPCS, commented, "We are pleased to report consecutive quarters of EBITDA profitability from our operation centers. We have worked through a difficult prior fiscal year but the recent results show that we are turning around our operating performance and improving the organization. We have a healthier balance sheet, positive operating results and now we have obtained financing to support our working capital needs and growth prospects. We have made great progress and believe we can now deliver increased shareholder value. The management team is reaffirming that we remain on target to achieve revenue of $60 million and EBITDA of $1 million for this fiscal year ending April 30, 2013."

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About WPCS International Incorporated:

WPCS is a design-build engineering company that focuses on the implementation requirements of communications infrastructure. The company provides its engineering capabilities including wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power to the public services, healthcare, energy and corporate enterprise markets worldwide. For more information, please visit www.wpcs.com

Statements about the company's future expectations, including future revenue and earnings and all other statements in this press release, other than historical facts, are "forward looking" statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. The company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. In reflecting subsequent events or circumstances, the company undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements.

The press release references a financial measure, EBITDA that is not in accordance with GAAP. WPCS defines EBITDA in the traditional sense of earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization but in addition, WPCS has incurred one-time charges (credits) for the (gain) loss from discontinued operations and the strategic alternatives effort as well as non-cash charges from deferred tax asset valuation allowances, acquisition related earn-out costs and goodwill impairments. These charges are also excluded from the EBITDA calculation so that the company can provide a more meaningful perspective on the results for the continuing operations. The company uses EBITDA to evaluate its operating and financial performance in light of business objectives, for planning purposes, when publicly providing our business outlook and to facilitate period-to-period comparisons. The company believes that this measure is useful to investors because it enhances investors' ability to review the Company's business from the same perspective as our management and to facilitate comparisons of this period's results with prior periods. Non-GAAP measures are used by some investors when assessing the ongoing operating and financial performance of the company. These financial measures are not in accordance with GAAP and may differ from non-GAAP methods of accounting and reporting used by other companies. The presentation of the additional information should not be considered a substitute for net income (loss) or net income (loss) per diluted share prepared in accordance with GAAP. The primary material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP measures as compared to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are (i) they may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies in our industry, and (ii) they exclude financial information that some may consider important in evaluating our performance. Pursuant to the Requirements of Regulation G, WPCS has included a reconciliation of EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

 
 
WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
 
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    October 31,     October 31,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
              (Note 1)               (Note 1)  
                                 
REVENUE   $ 9,942,161     $ 21,754,833     $ 23,386,578     $ 40,370,924  
                                 
COSTS AND EXPENSES:                                
  Cost of revenue     6,324,209       18,379,347       16,838,285       32,586,590  
  Selling, general and administrative expenses     2,936,939       3,348,554       5,947,905       6,606,492  
  Depreciation and amortization     320,066       441,870       681,780       881,043  
  Change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration     -       40,560       -       83,628  
                                 
      9,581,214       22,210,331       23,467,970       40,157,753  
                                 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)     360,947       (455,498 )     (81,392 )     213,171  
                                 
OTHER EXPENSE (INCOME):                                
  Interest expense     330,135       230,136       455,250       325,929  
  Interest income     (6,161 )     (23,493 )     (15,959 )     (31,969 )
                                 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax provision     36,973       (662,141 )     (520,683 )     (80,789 )
                                 
Income tax (benefit) provision     (72,272 )     (354,384 )     62,257       57,504  
                                 
INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS     109,245       (307,757 )     (582,940 )     (138,293 )
                                 
Discontinued operations                                
  Loss from operations of discontinued operations, net of tax of $88,267, $321,905, $142,431 and ($116,323), respectively     (88,267 )     (285,330 )     (727,559 )     (474,015 )
  (Loss) gain from disposal     (485,212 )     (1,027,637 )     1,839,419       (1,027,637 )
                                 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax     (573,479 )     (1,312,967 )     1,111,860       (1,501,652 )
                                 
CONSOLIDATED NET (LOSS) INCOME     (464,234 )     (1,620,724 )     528,920       (1,639,945 )
                                 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest     29,152       44,604       28,605       60,060  
                                 
NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO WPCS   $ (493,386 )   $ (1,665,328 )   $ 500,315     $ (1,700,005 )
                                 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share attributable to WPCS:                                
  Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to WPCS   $ 0.01     $ (0.05 )   $ (0.09 )   $ (0.02 )
  (Loss) income from discontinued operations attributable to WPCS   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.19 )   $ 0.16     $ (0.22 )
  Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share attributable to WPCS   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.24 )   $ 0.07     $ (0.24 )
                                 
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding     6,954,766       6,954,766       6,954,766       6,954,766  
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding     6,963,737       6,954,766       6,954,766       6,954,766  
                                 
(1) The prior year financial statements contain certain reclassifications to present discontinued operations.
 
 
 
WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
    October 31,   April 30,
ASSETS   2012   2012
    (Unaudited)    
CURRENT ASSETS:            
             
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 921,206   $ 811,283
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,682,840 and $1,794,729 at October 31, 2012 and April 30, 2012, respectively     11,263,660     22,343,304
  Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts     1,096,883     1,340,379
  Inventory     -     1,475,266
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     2,113,824     2,142,191
  Prepaid income taxes     48,586     137,279
  Deferred tax assets     453,455     307,550
    Total current assets     15,897,614     28,557,252
             
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net     3,003,768     4,309,450
             
OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net     316,422     382,852
             
GOODWILL     1,933,921     1,930,826
             
DEFERRED TAX ASSETS     254,146     243,999
             
OTHER ASSETS     73,378     371,020
             
    Total assets   $ 21,479,249   $ 35,795,399
                 
 
 
WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (continued)
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   October 31,     April 30,  
    2012     2012  
    (Unaudited)        
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
                 
  Current portion of loans payable   $ 38,438     $ 143,514  
  Borrowings under line of credit     1,034,323       4,964,140  
  Current portion of capital lease obligations     877       15,465  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses     4,931,005       16,669,621  
  Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts     1,980,538       3,594,193  
  Deferred revenue     759,909       790,270  
  Due joint venture partner     781,268       3,314,708  
  Other payable     2,391,151       -  
  Short term bank loan     2,404,545       -  
  Income taxes payable     309,924       194,963  
    Total current liabilities     14,631,978       29,686,874  
                 
Loans payable, net of current portion     65,919       223,561  
    Total liabilities     14,697,897       29,910,435  
                 
                 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                
                 
WPCS EQUITY:                
  Preferred stock - $0.0001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued     -       -  
  Common stock - $0.0001 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, 6,954,766 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2012 and April 30, 2012     695       695  
  Additional paid-in capital     50,835,855       50,477,543  
  Accumulated deficit     (46,643,347 )     (47,143,662 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive income on foreign currency translation     1,434,828       1,433,066  
                 
    Total WPCS equity     5,628,031       4,767,642  
                     
    Noncontrolling interest     1,153,321       1,117,322  
                     
    Total equity     6,781,352       5,884,964  
                     
    Total liabilities and equity   $ 21,479,249     $ 35,795,399  
                     
 
 
  Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measure (Unaudited)
   
  (1) Reconciliation of Non-GAAP EBITDA:
             
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
    October 31,     October 31,     October 31,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
                         
NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO WPCS, GAAP   $ (493,386 )   $ (1,665,328 )   $ 500,315     $ (1,700,005 )
                                 
Plus:                                
  Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest     29,152       44,604       28,605       60,060  
  Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax     88,267       285,330       727,559       474,015  
  Loss (gain) from disposal of discontinued operations     485,212       1,027,637       (1,839,419 )     1,027,637  
  Income tax (benefit) provision     (72,272 )     (354,384 )     62,257       57,504  
  Interest expense     330,135       230,136       455,250       325,929  
  Interest income     (6,161 )     (23,493 )     (15,959 )     (31,969 )
  Change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration     -       40,560       -       83,628  
  One-time strategic costs     -       76,842       -       140,512  
  Depreciation and amortization     320,066       441,870       681,780       881,043  
                                 
Consolidated EBITDA, Non-GAAP   $ 681,013       103,774       600,388       1,318,354  
Plus:                                
  Corporate operating expenses     747,673       790,574       1,523,416       1,596,638  
                                 
EBITDA of Continuing Operation Centers, Non-GAAP   $ 1,428,686     $ 894,348     $ 2,123,804     $ 2,914,992  
                                 

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