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DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IKONICS Corporation (Nasdaq: IKNX), a Duluth-based imaging technology company, reported results for the third quarter of 2019. Third quarter 2019 sales were $4,530,000, 3% below the record third quarter of 2018. The net loss for the third quarter of 2019 was $163,000, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $25,000 for the same quarter of 2018. For the nine months ended, the Company posted a net loss of $0.37 per diluted share compared to a net loss of $0.01 per diluted share for 2018.
Bill Ulland, IKONICS CEO, said: “These disappointing results partially reflect the markets we serve that are being adversely affected by the current trade war and resulting tariffs.”
“However,” he continued, “there are some bright spots. Our newly introduced IKONART product, which we sell into the craft market, is substantially exceeding sales and profit expectations and will be featured on the Home Shopping Network in January and the new PBS show ‘Make It Artsy’ to be shown in various time slots.”
He added: “Sales of our IKONICS IMAGING business unit, which sells IKONART, are up 15% over the third quarter of 2018.”
“AMS, our aerospace business, is bidding on several major jet engine projects and feedback from these customers is encouraging, although the sales cycle in aerospace is long,” Ulland said.
“Our mold etching joint research program, which combines our DTX patented films with AKK’s patented printing technology, is progressing as we have just received the AKK printer to accelerate the test work,” he said.
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding sales, gross profits, net earnings (losses), balance sheet position, industry trends, customer agreements, new products, technologies and business initiatives that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially as a result of industry downturns, unexpected production delays by the Company’s customers, lack of acceptance of new products and technologies, failure of customers to enter into anticipated agreements, introduction of new products or technologies by competitors, domestic and global economic conditions, inherent risk and uncertainty in the protection of intellectual property rights, the ability to control operating costs without impacting growth as well as the factors described in the Company's Forms 10-K, and 10-Q, and other reports on file with the SEC.
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|CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)|
|For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|Cost of goods sold||3,118,299||3,124,539||8,805,853||8,805,460|
|(Loss) income from operations||(153,809||)||(21,941||)||(886,394||)||34,299|
|(Loss) income before income taxes||(160,383||)||(31,479||)||(904,261||)||2,245|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||2,361||(6,727||)||(170,775||)||12,399|
|Loss per common share-basic and diluted||$||(0.08||)||$||(0.01||)||$||(0.37||)||$||(0.01||)|
|Average diluted shares outstanding||1,978,926||1,983,553||1,981,568||1,983,553|
|CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS|
|As of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018|
|Property, plant, and equipment, net||7,934,256||8,084,742|
|Intangible assets, net||281,504||376,406|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Deferred income taxes||—||183,000|
|CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)|
|For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018|
|Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities||$||(619,563||)||$||1,071,061|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(90,467||)||(337,584||)|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(154,368||)||(103,452||)|
|Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents||(864,398||)||630,025|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||1,623,137||929,700|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||758,739||$||1,559,725|