Perma-Fix Reports 29% Increase in First Quarter Revenue
- Nuclear Segment Revenue Increases 15% - - Industrial Segment Revenue Increases 51% -
ATLANTA, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PESI) (BSE: PESI) (Germany: PES.BE) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005. Revenues for the first quarter of 2005 increased 29% to $21.6 million compared to $16.8 million for the first quarter of 2004. Revenues for the Nuclear Segment increased 15% to $10.9 million, reflecting continued expansion within the mixed waste market, including new government and commercial contracts. Revenues for the Industrial Segment increased 51% to $9.9 million for the quarter, reflecting the progress of the Company's recent restructuring of its Industrial Segment.
Income from continuing operations for the quarter was $46,000, compared to loss from continuing operations of $1.4 million in 2004. Net loss applicable to common stock for the quarter was $168,000, or $0.00 per share, compared to net loss applicable to common stock of $2.0 million, or $0.06 per share, for the same period in 2004. Net loss included $167,000 of expenses related to discontinued operations at the Detroit facility, which was closed in the third quarter of 2004.
The table below presents certain financial information for the business segments, excluding allocation of corporate expenses.
Quarter Ended March 31, 2005 Quarter Ended March 31, 2004 Industrial Nuclear Engineering Industrial Nuclear Engineering (In thousands) Net revenues $ 9,949 $10,896 $ 763 $ 6,608 $9,475 $ 728 Gross profit 1,800 3,546 155 320 3,363 167 Segment profit (loss) (245) 1,647 31 (1,526) 1,267 68
Dr. Louis F. Centofanti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are quite pleased with the revenue growth across all segments. The Nuclear Segment continues to generate strong cash flow, and our sales pipeline is robust as we enter the second quarter. The restructuring of the Industrial Segment is progressing well, as evidenced by the increased revenue and improved margins. As a result, we achieved positive income from continuing operations, during our seasonally weakest period. As further evidence of our sales success and commitment to customer service, we were recently awarded a renewed and expanded two-year contract estimated at approximately $10 million from a leading North-American home-improvement retail chain. We anticipate continued revenue growth and improved profitability within both segments for the balance of 2005."
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. is a national environmental services company, providing unique mixed waste and industrial waste management services. The Nuclear Segment provides radioactive and mixed waste treatment services to hospitals, research laboratories and institutions, numerous federal agencies including the Departments of Energy and Defense and nuclear utilities. The Industrial Segment provides hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment services for a diverse group of customers including Fortune 500 companies, numerous federal, state and local agencies and thousands of smaller clients. The company operates eleven major waste treatment facilities across the country.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" which are based largely on the company's expectations and are subject to various business risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the company's control. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the information concerning continued revenue growth and profitability within both segments for the balance of 2005. These forward-looking statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While the company believes the expectations reflected in this news release are reasonable, it can give no assurance such expectations will prove to be correct. There are a variety of factors which could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those described in this release, including without limitation, future economic conditions, industry conditions, competitive pressures, the ability of the company to apply and market its technologies, neither the government nor any party which has granted the Company a material contract terminates their contract prior to expiration of the term of the contract or failure to abide by or comply with contracts or to deliver waste as anticipated, that pending or future litigation or administrative proceeding (including, but not limited to, the pending proceedings brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against Perma-Fix of Dayton, Inc. ("PFD") alleging that PFD's operations require it to operate under a title V Air permit and a citizens' suit again PFD alleging similar matters) is resolved unfavorably to us, and the additional factors referred to under "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" of our 2004 Form 10-K. The company makes no commitment to disclose any revisions to forward-looking statements, or any facts, events or circumstances after the date hereof that bear upon forward-looking statements.
Please visit us on the World Wide Web at http://www.perma-fix.com . FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, (Amounts in Thousands, Except for Per Share Amounts) 2005 2004 Net revenues $ 21,608 $ 16,811 Cost of goods sold 16,107 12,961 Gross profit 5,501 3,850 Selling, general and administrative expenses 4,919 4,338 Loss (Gain) on disposal of fixed assets -- (17) Income (loss) from operations 582 (471) Other income (expense): Interest income 1 1 Interest expense (412) (665) Interest expense-financing fees (111) (256) Other (14) (54) Income (loss) from continuing operations 46 (1,445) Loss from discontinued operations (167) (553) Net loss (121) (1,998) Preferred Stock dividends (47) (47) Net loss applicable to Common Stock $ (168) $ (2,045) Net loss per common share - basic Continuing operations $ -- $ (.04) Discontinued operations -- (.02) Net loss per common share $ -- $ (.06) Net loss per common share - diluted Continuing operations $ -- $ (.04) Discontinued operations -- (.02) Net loss per common share $ -- $ (.06) Number of shares and potential common shares used in net loss per common share: Basic 41,778 37,040 Diluted 44,539 37,040 PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS March 31, 2005 December 31, (Amounts in Thousands, Except for Share (Unaudited) 2004 Amounts) ASSETS Current assets: Cash $ 78 $ 215 Restricted cash 60 60 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $481 and $570 27,411 27,192 Prepaid expenses and other 4,035 3,818 Current assets of discontinued operations, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $119 and $125 1,585 1,609 Total current assets 33,169 32,894 Net property and equipment 46,827 47,261 Property of discontinued operations 600 600 Permits 12,978 12,895 Goodwill 1,330 1,330 Finite Risk Sinking Fund 3,216 2,225 Other assets 3,063 3,250 Total assets $ 101,183 $ 100,455 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 7,355 $ 6,529 Accrued expenses and other 16,737 17,936 Current liabilities of discontinued operations 2,371 2,550 Current portion of long-term debt 6,361 6,376 Total current liabilities 32,824 33,391 Other long-term liabilities 9,241 9,147 Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations 1,804 1,804 Long-term debt, less current portion 13,876 12,580 Total long-term liabilities 24,921 23,531 Total liabilities 57,745 56,922 Commitments and Contingencies -- -- Preferred Stock of subsidiary, $1.00 par value; 1,467,396 shares authorized, 1,284,730 shares issued and outstanding, liquidation value $1.00 per share 1,285 1,285 Stockholders' equity: Preferred Stock, $.001 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized, 2,500 shares issued and outstanding -- -- Common Stock, $.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized, 42,793,267 and 42,749,117 shares issued, including 988,000 shares held as treasury stock, respectively 43 43 Additional paid-in capital 80,958 80,902 Accumulated deficit (36,962) (36,794) Interest rate swap (24) (41) 44,015 44,110 Less Common Stock in treasury at cost; 988,000 shares (1,862) (1,862) Total stockholders' equity 42,153 42,248 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 101,183 $ 100,455
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Released May 9, 2005