CPI Aerostructures Announces 2013 Second Quarter Results

$68 Million in New Contract Awards as of July 31st, 50% Higher than Same Period of 2012; Expects a Solid Year for New Business



August 8, 2013

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American: CVU) today announced financial results for the 2013 second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013.


Second Quarter 2013 vs. 2012


  • Revenue was $21,110,452 compared to $20,854,627;
  • Gross margin was 20.1% compared to 27.7%;
  • Pre-tax income was $2,584,276 compared to $4,024,019; and,
  • Net income was $1,784,276 or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $2,696,019 or $0.36 per diluted share.

First Half 2013 vs. 2012


  • Revenue was $41,037,885 compared to $40,575,722;
  • Gross margin was 21.1% compared to 26.5%;
  • Pre-tax income was to $5,005,551 compared to $6,734,338; and,
  • Net income was $3,455,551 or $0.41 per diluted share compared to $4,615,338 or $0.63 per diluted share.


* Diluted earnings per share for 2013 second quarter and six month periods were calculated on 16% and 18% more shares outstanding, respectively, than in the prior year periods due to the Company’s 1.2 million share public offering completed in July 2012.


Edward J. Fred, CPI Aero’s President & CEO, stated, “2013 second quarter and first half results were in line with our expectations. Our revenue for both reporting periods slightly increased, as compared to the same periods of 2012; however, as we previously reported, we expect our revenue for the full year to decline from 2012’s full year revenue.”


Mr. Fred continued, “For the 2013 first half, the slight increase in our total revenue was due to higher revenue from government and commercial subcontracts, offset by a decrease in revenue from prime government contracts. Specifically:


  • Revenue generated from government subcontracts increased by 9.2% to approximately $27.6 million, due to $5 million higher revenue from the A-10 program, $2 million higher revenue from our program with UTC Aerospace, offset by a $6 million decrease from the E-2D program.
  • Revenue generated from commercial subcontracts increased by 12% to approximately $13.1 million, primarily due to increased production rates on the G650 program.
  • As anticipated, revenue generated from prime government contracts substantially decreased to approximately $0.3 million, as we have transitioned away from being a government prime contractor.”


Mr. Fred added, “Our 2013 first half gross margin was affected by adjustments to our long-term programs with Spirit, Northrop Grumman and Boeing, as well as our C-5 TOP program as follows:


  • The adjustment for the Spirit program is the result of price reductions given as part of the agreement to increase the program value and extend its life until 2019.
  • The Northrop Grumman adjustment is a reserve against anticipated price reductions that may be necessary upon completion of a government price analysis.
  • Boeing adjustment is due to negotiations for engineering changes.
  • The adjustment for the C-5 TOP program was the result of excess time and work required on wing tip panels.


“Due to these reductions and adjustments, we currently expect our gross margin for the 2013 full year to be within the range of 23% to 24%, lower than our projected range of 25% to 27%. We intend to compensate for this shortfall by continued reductions in selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) which should allow us to achieve the net income target we projected for 2013.”


Mr. Fred noted, “Our 2013 second quarter and first half SG&A expenses as a percent of revenue decreased to 7.1% and 8.2%, respectively, as compared to 7.5% and 9.0% in the same periods of 2012, respectively. The decrease for both periods was mainly due to lower accrued officers’ bonus, accounting, legal and other consulting fees, slightly offset by increased salaries due to higher headcount.”


Mr. Fred added, “Lower gross margins, although slightly offset by lower SG&A expenses, resulted in a decrease in net income for the 2013 second quarter and first half, as compared to the same periods of 2012. Our 2013 first half operating cash flow, although negative, improved significantly in the second quarter as compared to the first quarter of 2013 and was in line with expectations. We had negative cash flow from operations of approximately $7.35 million in the first quarter of the year and negative cash flow from operations of only approximately $285,000 in the second quarter. We expect continued improvement in cash flow in the third and fourth quarters of the year which should result in positive cash flow from operations of approximately $3 million for 2013 full year, as we had projected at the end of 2012. Our cash flow is expected to improve due to the completion of our contract negotiations with Boeing.”


Mr. Fred added, “Our total backlog at June 30, 2013 increased by $20.0 million to $411.9 million as compared to $391.9 million at December 31, 2012. This increase was attributable to a $35.7 million increase in backlog on commercial programs, offset by a $15.7 million decrease in backlog for military programs. Funded backlog increased to $74.8 million, at June 30, 2013 from $52.3 million at December 31, 2012, which was the result of a $26.0 million increase in funded backlog on commercial programs, offset by a $3.5 million decrease in funded backlog for military programs.”


Discussing new contract awards, Mr. Fred noted, “Even with the federal budget sequester, we have recently seen acceleration in new order releases for military aircraft, as our customers have received more definite information regarding certain key defense programs. In that regard, in July, we received a $47 million long-term agreement from Sikorsky for the production of the BLACK HAWK fuel panels, a program for which CPI Aero has provided assembly labor since 2010. We expect this program to transition into full production during the third quarter of 2013. Including this new order, new contract awards as of July 31st, from all customers were approximately $68 million, as compared to approximately $45 million in new contract awards for the same period in 2012. We expect additional contracts to be released before 2013 year-end and to have a solid year for new business from both the military and commercial segments.”


Mr. Fred added, “As previously announced, for 2013 we continue to expect:


  • Revenue and earnings to be lower than 2012 and more similar to those of 2011.
  • Commercial programs to generate a larger percentage of our overall revenue as compared to 2012.
  • Product shipments to be greater than in 2012, or any other year, as many of our programs have transitioned from development to production.
  • Increased shipments, combined with less spending for startup costs associated with new contracts and a decline in non-recurring expenses on our maturing programs, to result in positive cash flow from operations of approximately $3 million.”


Mr. Fred concluded, “Over the last several years, we have taken steps to further diversify our business and we have focused our new business efforts on larger and more complex contract awards, especially for commercial programs, including contracts for large commercial aircraft parts. We expect several of these contracts to be awarded to us in the coming months and we believe that we are well positioned to resume our growth in 2014.”


Conference Call

CPI Aero’s President and CEO, Edward J. Fred, and CFO, Vincent Palazzolo, will host a conference call today, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 10:00 am ET to discuss third quarter results as well as recent corporate developments. After opening remarks, there will be a question and answer period. Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (201) 493-6739. Please call in 10 minutes before the scheduled time and ask for the CPI Aero call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the live call, please go to www.cpiaero.com and click on the “Investor Relations” section, then click on “Event Calendar”. Please access the website 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software. The conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days. We suggest listeners use Microsoft Explorer as their browser.


About CPI Aero

CPI Aero is a U.S. manufacturer of structural assemblies for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) pod systems in both the commercial aerospace and national security markets. Within the global aerostructure supply chain, CPI Aero is either a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft original equipment manufacturers or a Tier 2 subcontractor to major Tier 1 manufacturers. CPI also is a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, primarily the Air Force. In conjunction with its assembly operations, CPI Aero provides engineering, program management, supply chain management, and MRO services. Among the key national security programs that CPI Aero supplies are the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye surveillance aircraft, the UH-60 BLACK HAWK® helicopter, the F-16 Falcon fighter, the T-38C Talon trainer, the MH-53/CH-53 variant helicopters, the MH-60S mine countermeasure helicopter, the AH-1Z ZULU attack helicopter, the DB-110 reconnaissance pod, the ALMDS mine detecting pod, and the A-10 Thunderbolt attack jet. In the commercial aviation market CPI Aero manufactures products for the Gulfstream G650 ultra-large cabin business jet, the HondaJet advanced light jet, the Embraer Phenom 300 business jet, the new Cessna Citation X+, and the S-92® helicopter. CPI Aero is included in the Russell Microcap® Index.


The above statements include forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which are described from time to time in CPI Aero’s SEC reports, including CPI Aero’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.


CPI Aero® is a registered trademark of CPI Aerostructures, Inc.

CPI Aerostructures, Inc.


For the Three Months Ended
June 30,

For the Six Months Ended
June 30,







Revenue $21,110,452 $20,854,627 $41,037,885 $40,575,722
Cost of Sales 16,874,205 15,085,983 32,361,068 29,842,692
Gross profit 4,236,247 5,768,644 8,676,817 10,733,030
Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,496,272 1,570,231 3,374,195 3,675,112
Income from operations 2,739,975 4,198,413 5,302,622 7,057,918
Interest expense 155,699 174,394 297,071 323,580
Income before provision for income taxes 2,584,276 4,024,019 5,005,551 6,734,338
Provision for income taxes 800,000 1,328,000 1,550,000 2,119,000
Net income 1,784,276 2,696,019 3,455,551 4,615,338
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
Change in unrealized gain (loss) – interest rate swap
13,679(7,058) 17,390 (32,336)
Comprehensive Income $1,797,955 $2,688,961 $3,472,941 $4,583,002
Income per common share – Basic $0.21 $0.37 $0.37 $0.65
Income per common share – Diluted $0.21 $0.36 $0.41 $0.63
Shares used in computing income per common share:
Basic 8,391,954 7,222,554 8,384,844 7,087,732
Diluted 8,456,156 7,414,273 8,452,064 7,280,294

CPI Aerostructures, Inc.


June 30,

December 31,




Current Assets:
Cash $447,377 $2,709,803
Accounts receivable, net 11,218,297 6,774,346
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts 111,303,474 108,909,844
Deferred income taxes 526,000 534,000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 567,970 426,063
Total current assets $124,063,118 $119,354,056
Plant and equipment, net 3,116,922 2,907,476
Deferred income taxes 1,008,000 1,001,000
Other assets 108,080 1,620,984
Total Assets $128,290,120 $124,883,516
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $7,444,132 $13,286,558
Accrued expenses 291,457 943,356
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contractss 420,561 656,853
Current portion of long-term debt 1,069,710 1,100,564
Line of Credit 29,950,000 23,450,000
Income taxes payable 354,530 106,000
Deferred income taxes 100,000 102,000
Total current liabilities $39,630,390 $39,645,331
Long-term debt, net of current portion 2,684,135 3,209,873
Deferred income taxes 852,000 867,000
Other liabilities 569,417 567,113
Total Liabilities $43,735,942 $44,289,317
Shareholders’ Equity:
Common stock – $.001 par value; authorized 50,000,000 shares, 8,392 8,371
8,391,954 and 8,371,439 shares, respectively, and outstanding 8,391,954 and
8,371,439 shares, respectively
Additional paid-in capital 50,267,690 49,780,673
Retained earnings 34,301,533 30,845,982
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (23,437) (40,827)
Total Shareholders’ Equity $84,554,178 $80,594,199
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $128,290,120 $124,883,516


Vincent Palazzolo

Chief Financial Officer

CPI Aero

(631) 586-5200




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800 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10022

(212) 838-3777


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