Pure Technologies Ltd. announces results for second quarter ended June 30,

CALGARY, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Pure Technologies Ltd., TSX-V: PUR, today reported total revenues of $12.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 and net income of $2.9 million. EBITDA for the quarter was $3.2 million.

For the first half of 2010, the Company generated revenues of $18.5 million and EBITDA of $1.9 million compared to $14.9 million and $2.6 million respectively for the corresponding period in 2009. Gross margins for the quarter were 63% compared to 67% in 2009, which was higher than normal due to a few specific projects. Our second quarter results greatly improved over the first quarter as the expected equipment shipment to Libya was completed, and our monitoring program with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) continues to generate positive results.

Current confirmed backlog is in excess of $29 million. Pure has also received verbal notification of projects worth more than $4.4 million, which are subject to the normal contract review process and final documentation. Annualized revenue from licenses, monitoring and technical support revenue under contract is currently in excess of $5.2 million.

As we recently announced, we have signed an agreement to purchase The Pressure Pipe Inspection Company (PPIC) with closing expected by August 31, 2010. We expect the highly complementary expertise and technologies resulting from the acquisition of PPIC to allow us to offer one of the most comprehensive suites of proprietary solutions to water and wastewater agencies around the world. Throughout the remainder of the year, we will be working to realize capital and operating efficiencies that we expect will result in cost synergies. We will be taking the necessary steps to ensure the profitability of our business long-term.

Financial Highlights

Overall, revenue increased by 89% in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2009. Year-to-date revenues have increased by 24%. Gross margins were 63% compared to 67% in the second quarter of 2009 and 62% versus 69% year-to-date. Equipment sales have shown an increase of 200% for the quarter and 30% year-to-date; the quarterly increase is due to the June shipment under the Great Man-Made River Authority (GMRA) contract. The next shipment is expected to be completed in September.

Inspection service revenue has shown a decrease of 28% in the quarter and a 1% decrease year-to-date. The quarterly decrease is due to a significant international project in 2009 that was completed in April. SmartBall continues to dominate the leak detection market and is expected to increase throughout the year. Consulting services for the second quarter of 2010 decreased 4% mainly due to foreign exchange. Overall, consulting services have increased by 14% year-to-date due to work with the WSSC and the acquisition of Jason Consultants. Revenue from monitoring and technical support increased by 7% in the quarter and by 35% over 2009. The quarterly increase reflects the new monitoring systems that have been installed over the last year, and the largest contributing factor to the year-to-date increase is SmartBall licenses that commenced in 2010 and the annual renewal fees for these licenses signed in previous years.

Gross profit increased by 77% for the quarter and 11% on a year-to-date basis. Gross margins for the quarter were 63% compared to 67% in 2009, which was higher than normal due to a few specific projects. We also incurred additional expenses in the quarter as a result of implementing enhanced maintenance protocols for monitoring sites which should result in increased long-term operational efficiencies. It is expected that margins will return to historic levels over the balance of the year.

Marketing and promotion expenses for the quarter have increased by 25% over 2009 and 20% year-to-date. These expenses are consistent with the prior quarter and reflect our increased presence in the international market. Engineering and operations expenses have increased by 42% over the second quarter of 2009 and by 37% year-to-date, primarily due to the above-mentioned maintenance protocols for monitoring sites.

General and administrative expenses for the quarter have increased 6% and by 10% year-to-date and are consistent with the prior year overall. Research and development expenses increased by 58% in the quarter and by 88% year-to-date. The increase is due to ongoing efforts to bring new technologies to the Company. Depreciation and amortization for 2010 increased by 39% compared to the second quarter of 2009, reflecting increased asset levels, particularly in the robotics area, as well as the amortization of intangible assets realized on the acquisition of Jason Consultants.

EBITDA has increased 369% for the second quarter while down approximately 29% for the year. While this is a function of both revenue and expenses, it is expected that we will continue to grow EBITDA throughout the remainder of the year with the level of projects scheduled to be completed during the year and continued focus on cost control.

2010 Q2 Financial Highlights


    Consolidated              Three months ended:           Six months ended:
     Statement of          June 30,      June 30,      June 30,      June 30,
     Operations               2010          2009          2010          2009
      Equipment sales    9,490,000     3,157,000    11,210,000     8,599,000
       services            757,000     1,048,000     1,670,000     1,689,000
       services          1,649,000     1,719,000     3,336,000     2,934,000
      Monitoring and
       support             901,000       840,000     2,306,000     1,706,000
    Total Revenue       12,797,000     6,764,000    18,522,000    14,928,000

    Cost of sales        4,799,000     2,233,000     7,119,000     4,676,000

      Marketing          1,273,000     1,016,000     2,497,000     2,084,000
      Engineering and
       operations        1,327,000       935,000     2,502,000     1,829,000
      General and
       administration    1,641,000     1,549,000     3,433,000     3,111,000
      Research and
       development         552,000       349,000     1,095,000       581,000
      Depreciation and
       amortization        463,000       333,000       907,000       650,000
      Foreign exchange
       (gain) loss        (135,000)      735,000        (5,000)      594,000
      Interest income      (24,000)      (16,000)      (40,000)      (56,000)
    Net income (loss)
     before income
     taxes               2,901,000      (370,000)    1,014,000     1,459,000

    Income taxes            70,000        25,000        78,000        28,000
    Net income (loss)    2,831,000      (395,000)      936,000     1,431,000

    Net income (loss)
     per share
      - basic         $       0.07   $     (0.01)  $      0.02  $       0.04
      - diluted       $       0.07   $     (0.01)  $      0.02  $       0.04

    Weighted average
     number of shares
      - basic            40,544,547   33,167,415    38,443,017    33,064,973
      - diluted          41,438,218   33,758,607    39,358,269    33,696,493

                                                         As at         As at
    (unaudited)                                        June 30,  December 31,
    Consolidated Balance Sheet                            2010          2009

    Current assets
      Cash                                        $ 37,260,000  $ 15,565,000
      Accounts receivable                           22,389,000    17,297,000
      Inventory                                      3,082,000     1,475,000
      Prepaid expenses                                 767,000       819,000
      Net investment in lease                           75,000        75,000
                                                    63,573,000    35,231,000

    Property and equipment                           2,949,000     2,859,000
    Goodwill                                         1,988,000     1,988,000
    Intangible Assets                                1,663,000     1,977,000
    Net investment in lease                                  0        38,000
                                                  $ 70,173,000  $ 42,093,000

    Liabilities and Equity
    Current liabilities
      Accounts payable                            $  3,420,000  $  4,812,000
      Deposits on sales contracts                       75,000       125,000
      Future income taxes                              199,000       239,000
                                                     3,694,000     5,176,000

    Shareholders' equity
      Share capital                                 72,785,000    45,576,000
      Contributed surplus                            2,102,000     1,591,000
      Warrants                                         993,000             -
      Accumulated other comprehensive loss            (278,000)     (191,000)
      Deficit                                       (9,123,000)  (10,059,000)
                                                  $ 70,173,000  $ 42,093,000

About Pure Technologies Ltd.

Pure Technologies Ltd. is an international technology and services company which has developed patented technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of critical infrastructure around the world. Pure operates from its headquarters in Calgary, Canada and through subsidiaries in Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, and the UK. Pure's proprietary product portfolio includes SoundPrint(R), a continuous acoustic structural monitoring system for buildings, bridges and structures; SoundPrint(R) AFO, a fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing system for monitoring and surveillance of pipelines; and SmartBall(R), a revolutionary new leak detection technology for water, wastewater and hydrocarbon pipelines.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, without limitation, may contain the words believes, expects, anticipates, estimates, intends, plans, or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated. Forward looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of Management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. In the context of any forward-looking information please refer to risk factors detailed in, as well as other information contained in, the Company's filings with Securities Regulators (www.sedar.com).

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For further information: For further information: To find out more about Pure Technologies Ltd. (TSX-V: PUR), visit our website at www.puretechnologiesltd.com; contact James E. Paulson, Chairman or Karen Keebler, Chief Financial Officer at (403) 266-6794; or e-mail to: info@puretechnologiesltd.com

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