Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. Announces Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Highlights

RICHARDSON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / December 16, 2019 / Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:OPXS), a leading manufacturer of precision optical sighting systems for domestic and worldwide military and commercial applications, announced financial highlights for its 2019 fiscal year, which ended September 29, 2019.

During the twelve months ended September 29, 2019, we have reported as follows:

  • Year over year, twelve-month revenue increased by $3.7 million, or 17.6%.
  • Year over year, twelve-month gross margin, operating profit and Adjusted EBITDA increased by $1.7 million.
  • Year over year gross margin percentage increased to 25.5% by 3.80 percentage points
  • Backlog as of September 29, 2019 increased 5.1%, to $24.6 million as compared to $23.4 million as of September 30, 2018.

Danny Schoening, CEO of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc., commented, "Last year was an incredible year for Optex; we delivered strong financial performance while strengthening our domestic market position and launching a more targeted international strategy. We believe that any distracting issues of the past have been permanently solved and the full attention of management is now focused on increasing revenue and decreasing costs. We continue to see our position within the marketplace strengthen. Our backlog increased 5.1% year over year and we continue to see increases in revenue, gross margin, and earnings."

Our key performance measures for the twelve months ended September 29, 2019 and September 30, 2018 are summarized below.

Twelve months ended
September 29, 2019 September 30, 2018 % Change
$ 24,530 $ 20,853 17.6
Gross Margin
$ 6,253 $ 4,515 38.5
Gross Margin %
25.5 % 21.7 % 17.5
Operating Income
$ 3,197 $ 1,486 115.1
Gain on Change Fair Value of Warrants
$ 1,344 $ 95 1,314.7
Net Income Applicable to Common Shareholders
$ 3,800 $ 930 308.6
Adjusted EBITDA (non GAAP)
$ 3,680 $ 1,996 84.4
Twelve months ended
September 29, 2019 September 30, 2018 % Change
Backlog as of period end
$ 24.6 $ 23.4 5.1

We use adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, gains/losses on changes in fair values, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) as an additional measure for evaluating the performance of our business as "net income" includes the significant impact of non-cash valuation gains and losses on warrant liabilities, noncash compensation expenses related to equity stock issuances, as well as depreciation, amortization, interest expenses and federal income taxes. We believe that adjusted EBITDA is a meaningful indicator of our operating performance because it permits period-over-period comparisons of our ongoing core operations before certain excluded items. Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure not required by, or presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").

The table below summarizes our twelve-month operating results for years ended September 29, 2019 and September 30, 2018, in terms of both the GAAP net income measure and the non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA measure. We believe that including both measures allows the reader to have a "complete picture" of our overall performance.

Twelve months ended
September 29, 2019 September 30, 2018
Net Income - GAAP
$ 5,668 $ 1,394
Gain on Change in Fair Value of Warrants
(1,344 ) (95 )
Federal Income Tax (Benefit) Expense
(1,150 ) 167
340 327
Stock Compensation
113 153
Royalty License Amortization
30 30
Interest Expense
23 20
Adjusted EBITDA - Non GAAP
$ 3,680 $ 1,996

During the most recent two years, the Company has witnessed significant revenue growth in U.S. military products. We attribute the higher demand to increases in Foreign Military Sales (FMS) as well as increases in the U.S. military procurement budget which was approved for fiscal year 2019 and is anticipated to increase in the pending 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. We anticipate revenue for our military products to continue at the elevated level with corresponding increases in gross margin, profitability and EBITDA to continue into the fiscal year 2020.

Highlights of the unaudited Condensed Consolidated and Segment Results of Operations have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. These financial highlights do not include all information and disclosures required in the consolidated financial statements and footnotes, and should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended September 29, 2019 filed with the SEC on December 16, 2019.

Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Thousands, except share and per share data)
Twelve months ended
September 29, 2019 September 30, 2018
$ 24,530 $ 20,853
Cost of Sales
18,277 16,338
Gross Margin
6,253 4,515
General and Administrative Expense
3,056 3,029
Operating Income
3,197 1,486
Gain on Change in Fair Value of Warrants
1,344 95
Interest Expense
(23 ) (20 )
Other Income
1,321 75
Income Before Taxes
4,518 1,561
Income Tax (Benefit) Expense, net
(1,150 ) 167
Net income
$ 5,668 $ 1,394
Dividends declared on participating securities
- (178 )
Deemed dividends on participating securities
(1,868 ) (286 )
Net income applicable to common shareholders
$ 3,800 $ 930
Basic income per share
$ 0.45 $ 0.11
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - basic
8,388,794 8,458,466
Diluted income per share
$ 0.45 $ 0.11
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding - diluted
8,492,884 8,795,799

The accompanying notes in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended September 29, 2019 filed with the SEC on December 16, 2019 are an integral part of these financial statements.

Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Thousands, except share and per share data)
September 29, 2019 September 30, 2018
Cash and Cash Equivalents
$ 1,068 $ 1,133
Accounts Receivable, Net
3,066 2,458
Inventory, Net
10,535 7,639
Prepaid Expenses
348 104
Current Assets
15,017 11,334
Property and Equipment, Net
1,102 1,300
Other Assets
Deferred Tax Asset
1,414 -
Prepaid Royalties
- 30
Security Deposits
23 23
Other Assets
1,437 53
Total Assets
$ 17,556 $ 12,687
Current Liabilities
Accounts Payable
$ 1,833 $ 943
Federal Income Taxes Payable
- 22
Accrued Expenses
1,180 1,169
Accrued Warranties
46 101
Customer Advance Deposits
3 308
Credit Facility
250 300
Current Liabilities
3,312 2,843
Warrant Liability
2,036 3,500
Total Liabilities
5,348 6,343
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders' Equity
Common Stock - ($0.001 par, 2,000,000,000 authorized, 8,436,422 and 8,333,353 shares issued and outstanding, respectively)
8 8
Additional Paid in capital
26,134 25,938
Accumulated Deficit
(13,934 ) (19,602 )
Stockholders' Equity
12,208 6,344
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
$ 17,556 $ 12,687

The accompanying notes in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended September 29, 2019 filed with the SEC on December 16, 2019 are an integral part of these financial statements.


Optex, which was founded in 1987, is a Richardson, Texas based ISO 9001:2015 certified concern, which manufactures optical sighting systems and assemblies, primarily for Department of Defense (DOD) applications. Its products are installed on various types of U.S. military land vehicles, such as the Abrams and Bradley fighting vehicles, Light Armored and Armored Security Vehicles, and have been selected for installation on the Stryker family of vehicles. Optex also manufactures and delivers numerous periscope configurations, rifle and surveillance sights, and night vision optical assemblies. Optex delivers its products both directly to the military services and to prime contractors. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.optexsys.com.

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You must carefully consider any such statement and should understand that many factors could cause actual results to differ from the Company's forward-looking statements. These factors include inaccurate assumptions and a broad variety of other risks and uncertainties, including some that are known and some that are not. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement. You should carefully evaluate such statements in light of factors described in the Company's filings with the SEC, especially on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. In various filings the Company has identified important factors that could cause actual results to differ from expected or historic results. You should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors. Consequently, you should not consider any such list to be a complete list of all potential risks or uncertainties.



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