Norton, Massachusetts, May 9, 2017. CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) today announced revenues of $2.8 million and a net loss of $604 thousand for the quarter ended April 1, 2017. This compares with revenues of $5.2 million and net income of $197 thousand for the quarter ended April 2, 2016.
Grant Bennett, President and CEO, said: “First quarter 2017 revenues remained at the level experienced in the fourth quarter of 2016 and are reflective of continued weakness in demand for traction baseplates from our major European customers. As mentioned previously, we believe this weakness to be temporary. Towards the end of the first quarter we saw a pickup in orders for baseplates that will be reflected somewhat in our second quarter and primarily in our third and fourth quarter revenues. In the first quarter we had positive meetings in Japan and China with potential major baseplate customers who are now moving forward with qualification of CPS baseplates. We expect our baseplate revenues from Asia will be similar to our revenues from Europe over time.”
Mr. Bennett continued, “Historically a small number of European customers in the traction power module market have generated the majority of our revenues. Demand has been volatile. While we seek to deepen our penetration of this market worldwide, particularly in Asia, we are also focused on diversifying our customer and product base to reduce dependence on any one market and on a small number of customers. Our sales cycle is long, often three to four years, because it usually begins at the design stage of our customers, but once we are designed in, most programs last for many years. We refer to those identified opportunities in various stages of our sales cycle as being in our pipeline. As stated in a letter to shareholders dated April 26, ‘the pipeline is fuller today than it has ever been.”
“Where will growth come in the future? Based on what is in our pipeline today, we see applications in the US defense electronics market becoming a larger share of our revenues, shipments to Japan and China growing, and new products being introduced in both current and new markets. Also, demand in Europe, having proved to be volatile, is beginning to rebound,” said Bennett.
The Company will be hosting its first quarter conference call with investors at 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 9.
Those interested in participating in the conference call should dial:
Call in Number: 1-855-863-0441
Conference ID: 16653385
CPS Technologies Corporation is a global leader in producing metal-matrix composite components used to improve the reliability and performance of various electrical systems. CPS products are used in motor controllers for hybrid and electric vehicles, high-speed trains, subway cars and wind turbines. They are also used as heatspreaders in internet switches, routers and high-performance microprocessors. CPS also develops and produces metal-matrix composite armor.
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