Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Highlights

RICHARDSON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 13, 2020 / 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 second quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, which ended March 29, 2020.

Our three and six month period ending March 29, 2020 was slightly below the prior year period revenue. We anticipate higher revenue during the second half of the fiscal year as we ship against our prior year ICWS contract during the next three months, combined with increased deliveries on our acrylic periscope products. Our gross margin, operating income and adjusted EBITDA decreased during the three and six months as compared to the prior year due to changes in product mix between segments and product lines. We anticipate a shift in the second half with higher revenues with increased profitability on product mix.

Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. is defined as essential critical infrastructure as a defense contractor under the guidance of the federal, state and local authorities for both our Optex Systems (Richardson, TX), and Applied Optics Center (Dallas, TX) operating segments. As such, the Company continues to remain open during the COVID-19 shelter in place orders and closures. To date, we have experienced minimal disruption as a result of the pandemic. While we anticipate the possibility of some unforeseen operational impacts during the next six to twelve months related to travel restrictions, illness, or interruptions with our customer or supply chain, we believe we are in a strong position to mitigate any significant adverse financial impacts to the current fiscal year ending September 27, 2020.

Our key performance measures for the three and six months ended March 29, 2020 and March 31, 2019 are summarized below.

  Three months ended     Six months ended  
  March 29, 2020     March 31, 2019     % Change     March 29, 2020     March 31, 2019     % Change  
  6,947     7,088       (2.0 )   12,833     12,979       (1.1 )
Gross Margin
  1,619     1,981       (18.3 )   3,086     3,423       (9.8 )
Gross Margin %
    23.3 %     27.9 %     (16.5 )     24.0 %     26.4 %     (9.1 )
Operating Income
  781     1,182       (33.9 )   1,499     1,881       (20.3 )
Gain (Loss) on Change Fair Value of Warrants
  1,332     (1,932 )     (168.9 )   81     (547 )     (114.8 )
Net Income (Loss) Applicable to Common Shareholders
  1,311     (973 )     (234.7 )   852     704       (21.0 )
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)
  871     1,296       (32.8 )   1,681     2,123       (20.8 )

Our backlog as of March 29, 2020 was $21.9 million, a decrease of (11.0%) from the $24.6 million reported as of September 29, 2019. We attribute the decreased backlog to the timing of contract awards, IDIQ task order releases and purchase orders from our customers. During the six months ending March 29, 2020, Optex announced an order for $1.1 million and four new IDIQ government contract awards for periscopes for a combined total up to $17.4 million over a five-year period, in addition to a shared award between Optex and another company, for a maximum of $35 Million for Improved Commander Weapon System (ICWS) periscopes under a three-year IDIQ contract with two additional optional years. IDIQ contract awards are reflected in backlog only to the extent that the individual task orders have been released by the customer pursuant to contract pricing and agreed delivery schedules. We do not expect COVID-19 to have a material effect to the demand for the company’s products or services in the near term, however we remain cautious that a long term pandemic could impact Congressional Budgets and future defense spending as the U.S. government seeks to mitigate the public health crisis and fund COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.

Six months ended
  March 29, 2020     September 29, 2019     % Change  
Backlog as of period end
  $ 21.9     $ 24.6       (11.0 )

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 three-month operating results for periods ended March 29, 2020 and March 31, 2019, in terms of both the GAAP net income measure and the non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA measure. We believe that including both measures provides measures that are useful in evaluating our financial results across periods.

  Three months ended     Six months ended  
  March 29, 2020     March 31, 2019     March 29, 2020     March 31, 2019  
Net Income (Loss) – (GAAP)
  $ 1,944     $ (973 )   $ 1,265     $ 1,052  
(Gain) Loss on Change in Fair Value of Warrants
    (1,332 )     1,932       (81 )     547  
Federal Income Tax Expense
    163       217       304       270  
    59       84       125       169  
Stock Compensation
    31       22       57       58  
Royalty License Amortization
          8             15  
Interest Expense
    6       6       11       12  
Adjusted EBITDA – Non-GAAP
  $ 871     $ 1,296     $ 1,681     $ 2,123  

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 year ended September 29, 2019 filed with the SEC on December 16, 2019 and Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended March 29, 2020 filed with the SEC on May 13, 2020.

Danny Schoening, CEO of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc., commented, “We are extremely pleased with our second quarter performance and continue to be optimistic about the industry and overall defense related spending. As we communicated in our April 20, 2020 Press Release, we are identified as essential critical infrastructure and we continue to operate at full production rates. To date, the impact to our operations has been minimal and we have taken additional steps to mitigate potential key supplier risks.”

Schoening continued “Based on our current backlog delivery projections, we are anticipating the highest revenue growth during the second half of the current fiscal year as we began shipping against our 2018 $1.9M Improved Commander Weapon Station (ICWS) contract award in mid-March of this year.”

Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations


  (Thousands, except share and per share data)  
  Three months ended     Six months ended  
  March 29, 2020     March 31, 2019     March 29, 2020     March 31, 2019  
  $ 6,947     $ 7,088     $ 12,833     $ 12,979  
Cost of Sales
    5,328       5,107       9,747       9,556  
Gross Margin
    1,619       1,981       3,086       3,423  
General and Administrative Expense
    838       799       1,587       1,542  
Operating Income
    781       1,182       1,499       1,881  
Gain (Loss) on Change in Fair Value of Warrants
    1,332       (1,932 )     81       (547 )
Interest Expense
    (6 )     (6 )     (11 )     (12 )
Other Income (Expense)
    1,326       (1,938)       70       (559)  
Income (Loss) Before Taxes
    2,107       (756)       1,569       1,322  
Income Tax Expense, net
  $ 163     $ 217       304       270  
Net Income (Loss)
  $ 1,944     $ (973)     $ 1,265     $ 1,052  
Deemed dividends on participating securities
    (633 )           (413 )     (348 )
Net (loss) income applicable to common shareholders
  $ 1,311     $ (973)     $ 852     $ 704  
Basic income (loss) per share
  $ 0.15     $ (0.12)     $ 0.10     $ 0.08  
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding – basic
    8,549,437       8,387,086       8,522,653       8,360,220  
Diluted income (loss) per share
  $ 0.15     $ (0.12)     $ 0.10     $ 0.08  
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding – diluted
    8,604,446       8,387,086       8,607,460       8,469,363  

The accompanying notes in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 29, 2020 filed with the SEC on May 13, 2020 are an integral part of these financial statements.

Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

  (Thousands, except share and per share data)  
  March 29, 2020
    September 29, 2019  
Cash and Cash Equivalents
  $ 1,670     $ 1,068  
Accounts Receivable, Net
    3,926       3,066  
Inventory, Net
    9,810       10,535  
Prepaid Expenses
    157       348  
Current Assets
    15,563       15,017  
Property and Equipment, Net
    1,073       1,102  
Other Assets
Deferred Tax Asset
    1,303       1,414  
Right-of-use Asset
Security Deposits
    23       23  
Other Assets
    2,941       1,437  
Total Assets
  $ 19,577     $ 17,556  
Current Liabilities
Accounts Payable
  $ 1,237     $ 1,833  
Operating Lease Liability
Accrued Expenses
    875       1,180  
Accrued Warranty Costs
    105       46  
Customer Advance Deposits
Credit Facility
    250       250  
Current Liabilities
    3,018       3,312  
Operating Lease Liability – Long Term
Warrant Liability
    1,955       2,036  
Total Liabilities
    6,101       5,348  
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders’ Equity
Common Stock – ($0.001 par, 2,000,000,000 authorized, 8,495,869 and 8,436,422 shares issued and outstanding)
    8       8  
Additional Paid in capital
    26,137       26,134  
Accumulated Deficit
    (12,669 )     (13,934 )
Stockholders’ Equity
    13,476       12,208  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
  $ 19,577     $ 17,556  

The accompanying notes in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 29, 2020 filed with the SEC on May 13, 2020 are an integral part of these financial statements.


Optex, which was founded in 1987, is a Richardson, Texas based ISO 9001:2015 certified company, 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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