TICKER SYMBOL: IFX
MONTREAL, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Imaflex Inc. (the "Company") (TSXV: IFX) announces results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.
(CDN $ thousands, except per share amounts)
Cost of sales (excluding amortization)
Gross profit ($) (before amortization)
Gross profit (%)(before amortization)
Amortization of production equipment
Gross profit (%)
FX loss (gain)
Profit (loss) before income taxes
Provision for income taxes
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share
The results include those of Imaflex Inc. ("Imaflex") located in
Montréal (Québec), its divisions Canguard Packaging ("Canguard") and
Canslit ("Canslit") located in Victoriaville (Québec), and its wholly
owned subsidiary, Imaflex USA Inc. ("Imaflex USA") located in
Thomasville (North Carolina).
Sales in the third quarter of 2013 increased by $ 4,046,000 compared to
2012. This is the combined result of a higher average selling price as
well as an increase in the volumes shipped throughout the quarter. All
of Imaflex's Canadian divisions improved sales levels in 2013. Sales
increased in the US operations as well, not only because the attempts
to develop sales for the business acquired in 2012 have started
delivering results, but also because of higher sales for products the
Company was selling prior to the business acquisition. Continued
efforts to regain sales in the mulch film market are materializing
which also contributed to the improvements in sales.
For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013 sales increased by
$ 7,009,000 compared to 2012, going from $35,177,000 in 2012 to
$ 42,186,000 in 2013. This marked improvement over the nine-month
period is the result of the continuing integration of the assets
acquired early in 2012, the efforts to increase sales in the mulch film
market as well as a more varied product offering in packaging film; all
resulted in adding to sales.
Gross profit margin
During the third quarter of 2013, the gross profit before amortization
of production equipment increased by $ 492,000, from $ 1,396,000 in
2012 to $ 1,888,000 in 2013, which is mainly explained by the increase
in sales. The gross margin as a percentage of sales remained constant
in 2013 compared to 2012 despite the increase in operating costs in the
US operations in order to prepare for additional growth. Improved
profitability during the quarter enabled the Company to support these
additional costs without significantly affecting the gross margin. If
all these future sales materialize, the Company's gross margin should
improve. The increase in the sales price per pound of film partially
explains the lower gross margin given profit is generally constant per
pound but not per dollar of sales. The amortization of production
equipment increased from $ 264,000 in 2012 to $ 287,000 in 2013. The
gross profit increased from $ 1,132,000 in 2012 to $ 1,601,000 in 2013
and the gross profit margin improved from 10.1% in 2012 to 10.5% in
Over the nine-month period, the gross profit before the amortization of
production equipment increased by $ 1,189,000, going from $ 4,288,000
in 2012 to $ 5,477,000 in 2013. This is explained by the increase in
sales during the period in both the Canadian and US operations,
improving the Company's profitability. The gross margin before
amortization of production equipment as a percentage of sales increased
from 12.2% in 2012 to 13.0% in 2013. The depreciation of production
equipment increased by $ 43,000, from $ 782,000 in 2012 to $ 825,000 in
2013. The gross margin increased by $ 1,146,000 over the nine-month
period and the gross margin as a percentage of sales increased from
10.0% in 2012 to 11.0% in 2013.
Selling and administrative
Selling and administrative expenses increased by $ 164,000 during the
three-month period ended September 30, 2013 compared to the same period
in 2012. The increase is explained by the hiring of new management
personnel at the beginning of the quarter as well as an increase in the
expenses for professional services. Commission expenses also increased
due to the higher sales in 2013 compared to 2012. As a percentage of
sales however, selling and administrative expenses decreased from 10.3%
in 2012 to 8.6% in 2013.
Over the nine-month period, selling and administrative expenses
increased by $ 543,000. This is mainly explained by research and
development expenses relating to the new active ingredient film,
additional personnel hired by the Company, increased professional fees
incurred in 2013 and higher commission expenses.
Excluding the impact of the $230,000 foreign exchange loss which will
not entirely have an impact on the cash flow, the net loss for the
third quarter of 2013 would have been $ 5,000, compared to the
published net loss of $ 235,000. In 2012, excluding the foreign
exchange loss of $ 331,000, the net loss was $ 136,000 compared to the
published net loss of $ 467,000. Excluding the impact of foreign
exchange losses, the net loss decreased by $ 131,000, due to the
improved gross margin as well as a lower finance expense. This was
offset by the increase in selling and administrative expenses and the
income tax expense.
Over the nine-month period, the Company generated a net income of
$ 391,000, which included a $ 227,000 foreign exchange gain. In 2012,
the net loss of $ 422,000 over the nine-month period included a foreign
exchange loss of $ 325,000. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange
movements, the profit increased by $ 261,000, going from a loss of
$ 97,000 in 2012 to a profit of $ 164,000 in 2013. This improvement is
explained by increased profitability from operations and lower finance
expenses. The increase in selling and administrative expenses and
income taxes offset a portion of the operational improvements.
The Company has an operating line of credit with its bankers to a
maximum of $ 8,500,000 bearing interest at a rate of prime plus 1.85%.
The line of credit is secured by trade receivables and inventories. As
at September 30, 2013, the Company had drawn $ 6,479,389 on its line of
credit ($ 6,103,876 as at December 31, 2012). The Company's working
capital decreased slightly since December 31, 2012, going from
$ 2,303,260 to $ 2,119,425, mostly due to the inclusion of the balance
of sale on the business acquisition in short term liabilities.
Considering this, the Company's working capital position improved and
management believes it has sufficient capital to continue operating
efficiently through the liquidity available in its working capital and
the liquidity that will be generated by its operations. One long term
debt came to maturity during the third quarter and only one long term
bank debt along with the balance of sale of the business acquisition
are now outstanding. Based on the situation as at September 30, 2013,
the Company's liquidity position should start to improve thereby
enabling it to meet all of its short term obligations. As part of its
normal management process, the Company continuously monitors its
capital structure and considers the increase in indebtedness or the
issuance of shares as possible options to optimize its capital
Management is pleased to show continued improvements for the third
quarter of 2013 compared to 2012. Our plan, that required incurring
greater selling and administrative expenses in order to lay the
foundations to realize dramatic revenue increases in our agricultural
film products and to prepare for the registration and launch of our
proprietary agricultural products, has not prevented the Company from
realizing greater profits this quarter. The increase in profitability
has more than offset the increase in these costs.
Our Agricultural team, led by Ralf Dujardin, Vice President of Marketing
and Innovation, is using the excellent ratings that the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") gave our products to full advantage. We are increasing the rate
of re-acquiring the metalized film revenues given up in 2010.
Simultaneously, we are increasing revenues in our high-density
agriculture films. It is for these reasons that management made the
statement, in last quarter's outlook, that we expected constant
improvements of profitability over the next 18 months, which would
bring us to pre-expansion levels.
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements and information included in this release constitute
"forward-looking statements". Such forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may
cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to
be materially different from any future results, performance or
achievements expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.
Additional discussion of factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from management's projections, estimates and
expectations is contained in the Company's other public filings.
Unless otherwise required by the securities authorities, we do not
undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made
from time to time by us or on our behalf.
The Company's management uses a non-IFRS measure in this press release,
namely EBITDA. Management wishes to specify that in the performance of
the Company's financial results, EBITDA is calculated as "Earnings
before finance expenses, taxes, the change in fair value of the
derivative financial instrument, depreciation and amortization". While
EBITDA is not a standard IFRS measure, management, analysts, investors
and others use it as an indicator of the Company's financial and
operating management and performance. EBITDA should not be construed
as an alternative to net income determined in accordance with IFRS as
an indicator of the Company's performance. The Company's method of
calculating EBITDA may be different from those used by other companies.
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SOURCE: Imaflex Inc.
For further information:
Joseph Abbandonato, President and C.E.O
Giancarlo Santella, Corporate Controller
Tel: (514) 935-5710
Fax: (514) 935-0264