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Hickok Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

116 Days ago

CLEVELAND, March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hickok Incorporated (OTC Pink: HICKA), a Cleveland-based holding company serving diverse markets, today reported results for the three-month and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2018.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2018, sales were $21.1 million compared with $11.8 million in the same period last year, an increase of 80%.  In this same period, the Company recorded operating income of $2.4 million compared with operating income of $1.3 million in the same period last year, an increase of 85%.  The Company’s net income in this period was $1.3 million, or $0.43 per fully diluted share, compared with net income of $0.5 million, or $0.16 per fully diluted share last year, an increase of 164% in net income.  The increases in sales, operating income and net income were primarily a result of the acquisition of CAD Enterprises, Inc. (“CAD”) effective July 1, 2018.

The Company previously announced it sold certain assets comprising its Test and Measurement business segment effective June 1, 2018 to Hickok Waekon, LLC in exchange for shares of Class A and Class B Common Stock.  As a result of the sale, the Company recorded a one-time loss on the sale of the business segment of $1.2 million.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2018, sales were $66.4 million compared with $33.2 million in the same period last year, an increase of 100%.  The Company’s operating income in this period was $7.3 million compared with operating income of $4.3 million in the same period last year, an increase of 71%.  In this same period, net income after recording the one-time loss on the sale of the business segment was $3.6 million, or $1.14 per fully diluted share, compared with net income of $2.2 million, or $0.72 per fully diluted share last year.  Excluding the $1.2 million one-time loss on the sale of the business segment, adjusted net income in this period was $4.8 million compared with net income of $2.2 million last year, an increase of 114%.  The increases in sales, operating income, net income and adjusted net income were primarily a result of the acquisitions of CAD effective July 1, 2018 and Air Enterprises effective June 1, 2017.

The Company previously announced it had changed its fiscal year end from September 30 to December 31, effective October 1, 2017. The change in the Company’s fiscal year has not impacted the Company’s results for the period ended December 31, 2018.

The Company has included adjusted net income because we believe this information is useful for our investors to understand the results of our operations for the quarter in light of the disposition of the Test and Measurement business segment.  Adjusted net income should not be regarded as an alternative or replacement to any measurement of performance under GAAP.

About Hickok Incorporated. Hickok Incorporated is a publicly-traded holding company serving diverse markets, including healthcare, aerospace, education, and petrochemical.

Information about Forward Looking Statements. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements made regarding the company’s future results. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as “guidance,” “outlook,” “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “seeks,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Actual results and events may differ significantly from those anticipated as a result of risks and uncertainties, including deterioration of or instability in the economy, the markets the Company serves and the financial markets, developments and uncertainties in U.S. laws and policy, decreased availability or increased costs of materials used in producing the Company’s products, contractions or growth rates and seasonality or cyclicality of markets the Company serves, competition, loss of any key customer, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate the businesses it acquires and achieve the anticipated benefits of such acquisitions, including the CAD Enterprises business, the impact of divestitures and dispositions, including the previously announced divestiture of the Test and Measurement segment, the impact of the Company’s debt obligations on its operations and liquidity, as well as the risks described from time to time in the company’s reports as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of the Company and its forward-looking statements is included in its most recent Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as may be required by law. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact. Brian Powers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 216-496-3238

HICKOK INCORPORATED 
Consolidated Income Statement (Unaudited)
         
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
                     
    2018   2017     2018   2017  
Sales   $ 21,135,277   100 % $ 11,754,219 100 %   $ 66,378,306 100 % $ 33,214,028 100 %
Cost of Sales     16,674,718   79 %   8,528,387 73 %     51,074,339 77 %   22,547,157 68 %
Gross Profit       4,460,559   21 %     3,225,832 27 %       15,303,967 23 %     10,666,871 32 %
                     
Operating Expenses:                    
Product development     -   0 %   121,579 1 %     220,418 0 %   678,526 2 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses     2,077,409   10 %   1,813,308 15 %     7,769,090 12 %   5,708,117 17 %
Operating Income     2,383,150   11 %   1,290,945 11 %     7,314,459 11 %   4,280,228 13 %
                     
Other (Income) Expenses:                    
Interest charges     295,649   1 %   98,228 1 %     749,021 1 %   330,107 1 %
Loss on sale of business     -   0 %   - 0 %     1,160,574 2 %   - 0 %
Other (income) expense     (82,544 ) 0 %   14,726 0 %     123,134 0 %   277,664 1 %
Total Other (Income) and Expenses       213,105   1 %     112,954 1 %       2,032,729 3 %     607,771 2 %
Income before Income Taxes       2,170,045   10 %     1,177,991 10 %       5,281,730 8 %     3,672,457 11 %
Income tax expense     821,882   4 %   667,729 6 %     1,668,020 3 %   1,440,093 4 %
Net income     $     1,348,163   6 % $     510,262 4 %   $     3,613,710 5 % $     2,232,364 7 %
                     
Net income per common share                    
Basic   $ 0.50     $ 0.18     $ 1.29   $ 0.77  
Diluted   $ 0.43     $ 0.16     $ 1.14   $ 0.72  
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding                      
Basic     2,720,654       2,888,502       2,799,706     2,888,278  
Diluted     3,138,795       3,256,012       3,181,572     3,101,106  
                     

 

Contact: Brian E. Powers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
HICKOK INCORPORATED
10514 Dupont Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44108
216-496-3238

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