Global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards, Eltek, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ELTK), releases 2016 Q3 financial reports.
PETACH-TIKVA, Israel, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Eltek Ltd. (ELTK), a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards, announced today its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.
Mr. Yitzhak Nissan, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Third quarter revenues ($9.3 million) were lower than the revenues in the third quarter of 2015 ($10.8 million). The decrease was due to competitive pressures in Israel and certain European countries, and a continued weakness in the German PCB market, which led to a decline in sales of our subsidiary, Kubatronik. We have also experienced operational difficulties that impeded our ability to meet the demand for our products. We have recently made several changes in our manufacturing operations to address these difficulties.
The demand for our products in Italy and the Netherlands, was strong. We believe that the growing need for complex PCBs in the defense industry will benefit us in the long run. We remain focused on our target to become the leading company in our field in terms of technology, on time delivery and product quality,” Mr. Nissan concluded.
Highlights of the Third Quarter of 2016
Revenues for the third quarter of 2016 were $9.3 million, compared to $10.8 million in the third quarter of 2015.
Gross profit was $880,000 (10% of revenues), compared to a gross profit of $1.7 million (16% of revenues) in the third quarter of 2015. The decrease in gross profit and gross margins reflects the decrease in revenues and the pricing challenges we have faced in this quarter.
Operating loss was $338,000, compared to an operating profit of $607,000 in the third quarter of 2015;
Net loss was $446,000 or $0.04 per fully diluted share, compared to a net profit of $624,000 or $0.06 per fully diluted share in the third quarter of 2015;
EBITDA amounted to $164,000 compared to EBITDA of $1.0 million in the third quarter of 2015;
Net cash provided by operating activities amounted to $643,000, compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $639,000 in the third quarter of 2015;
Shareholders’ equity as of September 30, 2016 amounted to $10 million, compared to $10.2 million as of December 31, 2015;
Cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2016 were $842,000, compared to $1.0 million as of December 31, 2015.
Highlights for the first nine months of 2016
Revenues for the first nine months of 2016 were $29 million, compared to $30.9 million in the first nine months of 2015.
Gross profit was $3.3 million (11% of revenues), compared to a gross profit of $4.9 million (16% of revenues) in the first nine months of 2015.
Operating loss was $387,000, compared to an operating profit of $1 million in the first nine months of 2015;
Net loss was $617,000, or $0.06 per fully diluted share, compared to a net profit of $814,000 or $0.08 per fully diluted share in the first nine months of 2015;
EBITDA amounted to $1.1 million, compared to EBITDA of $2.4 million in the first nine months of 2015;
Net cash provided by operating activities amounted to $1.5 million, compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $349,000 in the first nine months of 2015.
Today, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Eltek will conduct a conference call to discuss the results. The call will feature remarks by Mr. Yitzhak Nissan, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Roberto Tulman, Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer, and Mr. Amnon Shemer, Chief Financial Officer.
A replay of the call will be available through the Investor Info section on Eltek’s corporate website at www.nisteceltek.com approximately 24 hours after the conference call is completed and will be archived for 30 days.
Eltek – “Innovation Across the Board”, is a global manufacturer and supplier of technologically advanced solutions in the field of printed circuit boards (PCBs), and is the Israeli leader in this industry. PCBs are the core circuitry of most electronic devices. Eltek specializes in the manufacture and supply of complex and high quality PCBs, HDI, multilayered and flex-rigid boards for the high-end market. Eltek has ITAR, AS-9100 and NADCAP Electronics permits and its customers include top of the line companies in the defense, aerospace and medical industries in Israel, the United States, Europe and Asia.
Eltek was founded in 1970. The Company’s headquarters, and R&D, production and marketing center is located in Israel. Eltek operates also through its subsidiaries in North America in Europe and by agents and distributors in Europe, India, South Africa and South America.
For more information, visit Eltek’s web site at www.nisteceltek.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
The Company reports financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP and herein provides some non-GAAP measures, including EBITDA. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures are intended to supplement the Company’s presentation of its financial results that are prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses the non-GAAP measures presented to evaluate and manage the Company’s operations internally. The Company is also providing this information to assist investors in performing additional financial analysis. Reconciliation between the company’s results on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in a table below.
Eltek, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ELTK) is actively moving -18.69% thus far today on the news and have traded in the range of $0.72 – 0.95 during the session. A number of research firms have recently weighed in on the stock, providing future price targets. The covering firms currently have a consensus one-year price target of $N/A on the stock. This is according to brokerage analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call. This is the average number from the individual targets provided by the firms. Analysts are projecting earnings per share of $0.00 for the next fiscal quarter. For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $nan per share according to First Call.
In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading -13.98% away from its 50-day moving average of $1.01. Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -40.82% off of its 52-week high of $1.47 and +20.65% away from its 52-week low which is $0.72.
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In taking a look at the company’s valuation, the firm’s price to earnings ratio stands at 13.81. Today, the stock opened at $0.72 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $0.87. During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $0.72 and touched $0.95 as the high point. Eltek, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ELTK) has a market cap of $8.82M and has seen an average daily volume of 8,058 over the past three months.
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