FOURTH QUARTER 2012 RESULTS SUMMARY
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $22.2 million, a decrease of 34.1% compared with revenues of $33.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. During 2011, the Company received an exceptionally large project in Africa requiring an accelerated delivery schedule, causing a significant jump in revenues and margins in the second half of that year. On a sequential basis, revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012 decreased by 5.4% compared with $23.5 million in the third quarter of 2012.
Gross profit in the fourth quarter was $10.1 million, or 45.7% of revenues, a decrease of 34.3% compared to gross profit of $15.4 million, or 45.8% of revenues, in the fourth quarter of 2011. The higher gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2011 was due to the above-mentioned project in Africa. Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 4.7% on a sequential basis compared to gross profit of $9.7 million, or 41.3% of revenues in the third quarter of 2012. The variance in the gross margin between quarters reflects changes between products and projects in the revenue mix.
Operating profit in the fourth quarter was $3.2 million, or 14.5% of revenues, compared to operating profit of $5.0 million, or 14.8% of revenues, in the fourth quarter of 2011 and operating profit of $1.7 million, or 7.3% of revenues, in the third quarter of 2012.
Net income in the fourth quarter was $1.3 million compared with net income of $4.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and net income of $1.8 million in the third quarter of 2012.
Earnings per share in the fourth quarter was $0.08, compared with earnings per share of $0.27 in the fourth quarter of 2011 and earnings per share of $0.11 in the third quarter of 2012.
FULL YEAR 2012 RESULTS
Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $77.7 million, a 12.3% decrease compared with $88.6 million in 2011, which benefitted from the large project in Africa that accounted for 34.8% of revenues in 2011.
Gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $33.5 million, representing 43.2% of revenues, compared with $39.5 million, representing 44.6% of revenues in 2011.
Operating profit for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $5.6 million, representing 7.2% of revenues, compared with an operating income of $9.8 million in 2011.
Net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $4.1 million, compared with a net income of $9.8 million in 2011.
Earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $0.26, compared with earnings per share of $0.78 in 2011.
Cash and short term deposits, net of current bank debt, as of December 31, 2012, increased to $41 million, or $2.55 per share, compared with cash and short term deposits, net of current bank debt, of $32.5 million, or $2.06 per share, as of December 31, 2011.
Commenting on the results, Mr. Eitan Livneh, President and CEO of Magal said, "We are very pleased with our performance in the fourth quarter and in 2012. Apart from 2011, in which we benefitted from the exceptionally large and short-term Africa Cup of Nations project that was delivered at the end of 2011, 2012 showed great performance for Magal and its shareholders. Our results demonstrate that Magal is in a stable longer-term growth trend in revenues and profit. Magals business platform is much improved over previous years, demonstrating profitable growth from a diverse mix of revenues, high cash generation and improving margins, despite weakness in both the US and European economies in 2012. We are very proud of these achievements and in the solid turnaround of our business over the past 3-4 years. I congratulate all of Magals employees for their hard work."
Continued Mr. Livneh, "At the end of 2012, we began offering an integrated suite of products, combining protection in both the physical and cyber worlds. To further our penetration of the increasingly important cyber space, in January, we purchased WebSilicon, offering unique monitoring solutions for networks. We believe our move into this adjacent and synergistic market will allow us to accelerate our efforts to become a leader in the convergence of physical and cyber security. Magal, with over $41 million in cash, with growing revenues and improving margins, is in the strongest position it has ever been, and we look forward to continuing to unleash our potential in 2013. "
About Magal S3
Magal S3 is a leading international provider of solutions and products for physical and cyber security, safety and site management. Over the past 42 years, Magal S3 has delivered tailor-made solutions and turnkey projects to hundreds of satisfied customers in over 80 countries in some of the worlds most demanding locations.
Magal S3 offers comprehensive and integrated solutions for critical sites, managed by Fortis4G ? our 4th generation cutting edge Physical Security Information Management system (PSIM). The solutions leverage our broad portfolio of homegrown Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS), advanced outdoors CCTV / IVA technology and Cyber Security solutions.
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