CPI Aerostructures Announces 2018 Third Quarter Financial Results


November 8, 2018

Edgewood, NY -- CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®” or “the Company”) (NYSE American: CVU) today announced financial results for the three month and six-month periods ended September 30, 2018.


3Q 2018 vs. 3Q 2017

  • Revenue was $19.9 million compared to $20.7 million;
  • Gross profit was $4.8 million compared to $4.9 million;
  • Gross margin was 24.1% compared to 23.7%
  • Pre-tax income was $1.6 million compared to $2.5 million;
  • Net income was $1.3 million compared to $1.7 million;
  • Earnings per diluted share were $0.15 compared to $0.19 per diluted share;
  • Cash flow from operations was $0.5 million compared to $0.9 million; and
  • Total backlog at $442.2 million with multi-year defense contracts comprising 83%.


Nine Months 2018 vs. Nine Months 2017

  • Revenue was $58.4 million compared to $57.5 million;
  • Gross profit was $13.4 million compared to $13.1 million;
  • Pre-tax income was $4.8 million compared to $5.7 million;
  • Net income was $3.8 million compared to $3.7 million;
  • Earnings per diluted share of $0.43 compared to $0.42 per diluted share; and
  • Cash flow used in operations was $(3.0) million compared to $(0.2) million.


Public Offering of Common Shares

Subsequent to the quarter, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of 2,760,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $6.25 per share, including 360,000 shares sold at the public offering price to cover over-allotments. The net proceeds to the Company (after deducting the underwriting discount and other customary expenses payable by the Company) were approximately $16.10 million.


Douglas McCrosson, president and CEO of CPI Aero, stated, “We are pleased to report another strong quarter of execution, profitability and positive cash flow while progressing business development initiatives that yielded a 23% sequential increase in total backlog. Notable new additions to backlog were: an expansion of our Next Generation Jammer Pod program; an initial purchase order from an existing customer in support of an expected $47.5 million multi-year contract; and the addition of a new customer for the manufacture of a wing assembly used to launch a new missile system currently in development. Revenue for the quarter reflected the anticipated wind-down of our current Northrop Grumman E-2D multi-year program as we begin transitioning to a new multi-year contract, partially offset by increased revenue from our prime contracts direct with the U.S. Government for F-16 components and T-38 kits.


“Looking ahead, we believe we have before us opportunities for multi-year top- and bottom-line growth reflecting very favorable long-term defense spending trends, a growing backlog and a bid pipeline with several multi-year program awards on the horizon that will leverage our cost-efficient infrastructure,” continued Mr. McCrosson. “We believe that our support of key existing and new defense programs aligns us with the spending priorities in the new defense authorization bill. We have the manufacturing engineering, supply chain management and program management skills that make us an integral part of our customers’ supply chain. In a period where new work is outpacing our customers’ ability to quickly ramp up their workforce, we have become a ‘force multiplier’ for them. This is reflected in our bid pipeline, which includes two near-term, multi-year revenue catalysts for which we are positioned as the incumbent Tier 1 supplier: the program award for the re-winging of up to 112 A-10s, the next multi-year E-2D program.


“Subsequent to the close of the quarter, we completed a public offering that secures capital necessary for our growth strategy. We also

received a favorable ruling from the New York Supreme Court on our preliminary injunction motion and we anticipate moving forward with our acquisition of Welding Metallurgy. With market tailwinds at our back, a growing need for our capabilities and capital to execute on our plans, we believe we are very well positioned for long-term success,” concluded Mr. McCrosson.


Financial Outlook


CPI Aero affirms its prior financial guidance for fiscal 2018 of:

  • Revenue in the range of $82.0 million and $85.0 million;
  • Pre-tax income in the range of $8.0 million to $8.2 million;
  • An effective tax rate in the range of 19% to 21%.


Appointments of Chairman and Chairman Emeritus


In a separate announcement today, the Company announced that Terry Stinson has been elected Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, and Eric Rosenfeld Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Stinson succeeds Mr. Rosenfeld, who has served as the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman since 2005 and remains a member of the board of directors and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Stinson joined CPI Aero’s board in 2014 and will retain his position as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee.


Conference Call


Management will host a conference call on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss these 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 844-378-6486 or 412-542-4181. Please call in 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin and ask for the CPI Aero call. The conference call will also be broadcast live via webcast. Additionally, a slide presentation will accompany the conference call. To listen to the live call, please go to www.cpiaero.com, click on the Investor Relations section, then to the Event Calendar. Please go to the website 15 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to listen live, the webcast will be archived and can be accessed for a period of approximately one year.


About CPI Aero

CPI Aero is a U.S. manufacturer of structural assemblies for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance 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 OEMs 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. 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, 2017, and Form 10-Q for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018.


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


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Vincent Palazzolo

Chief Financial Officer

CPI Aero

(631) 586-5200



Investor Relations Counsel:

Sanjay M. Hurry

(212) 838-3777




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