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Presstek Releases Q4 Financial Results; 2012 Outlook Positive

March 15, 2012

GREENWICH, CT—March 15, 2012—Presstek Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today reported financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2011.

In the quarter, the company reported total revenue of $29.8 million compared to $31.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, and adjusted EBITDA of negative $0.9 million compared to $0.6 million in the prior year fourth quarter.

For 2011, the company reported total revenue of $120.0 million compared to $128.6 million for 2010, and adjusted EBITDA of negative $1.4 million compared to $4.0 million for the prior year.

In the fourth quarter of 2011 the company had a net loss of $3.8 million, or $0.10 per share, compared to a net loss of $6.7 million, or $0.18 per share, in the prior year quarter. The fourth quarter of 2010 included a $2.7 million valuation allowance against certain deferred tax assets outside the United States, as well as a $1.9 million expense related to a bad debt reserve established for a single customer. For 2011 the Company had a net loss of $12.4 million, or $0.33 per share. The company's 2010 net loss from continuing operations was $10.6 million, or $0.29 per share.

"Presstek faced another challenging year in 2011, as adverse economic and industry conditions continued to negatively impact print volumes," said Stanley E. Freimuth, Presstek's Chairman, President and CEO. "However, we were pleased with activity in the fourth quarter. We had previously reported that we expected fourth quarter revenue and gross margin dollars to be flat relative to third quarter numbers, and our results were better than expected. With the significant cost reductions that we implemented at the end of 2011, we expect adjusted EBITDA to be positive for 2012."

Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Results Total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $29.8 million, a decrease of $1.2 million from the fourth quarter of 2010.

  • Equipment revenue increased $0.5 million, to $6.0 million, in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with the same prior year period due to a favorable mix of DI press sales.
  • Consumables revenue totaled $18.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with $19.5 million for the same period last year due primarily to reductions in legacy product categories.
  • Service revenue declined $0.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the year ago quarter due to lower contract service and parts revenue.

Gross margin percent for the fourth quarter of 2011 was 25.0 percent compared to 31.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010. Lower margins were primarily the result of a lower mix of higher margin consumables revenue, a stronger yen, and unabsorbed manufacturing overhead in our factories resulting from lower overall production.

 

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