Norton, Massachusetts, February 24, 2021. CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) today announced revenues of $20.9 million and an operating profit of $914 thousand for the year ended December 26, 2020. This compares with revenues of $21.5 million and an operating loss of $597 thousand for the year ended December 28, 2019.
For the quarter ending December 26, 2020, revenues were $4.2 million with an operating loss of $291 thousand. For the quarter ending December 28, 2019, revenues were $5.4 million with an operating profit of $367 thousand.
Grant Bennett, President and CEO, said, “2020 was unique. As the year progressed, customer demand for our existing, higher volume products, particularly baseplates for traction power modules, declined each quarter because of the increasing effects of Covid-19.
On the other hand, demand increased for other products, particularly aerospace applications, and customers largely held to development schedules for new products – as a result new products continued to move through our pipeline. With travel all but eliminated, we redeployed resources to accelerate continuous improvement projects internally to increase margins. We also implemented planned price increases. The net result of these factors, both negative and positive, was a 2.8% decline in revenues, but a positive swing of $1.5 million in operating profits (a 253% increase).
Globally, Covid business disruption continues to inject uncertainty in forecasting; however, taking all available information into consideration, including customer forecasts, inventory levels throughout the supply chain and manufacturing schedules, we believe the fourth quarter most likely represented the bottom in terms of demand.
Let me highlight some recent important developments. Michael E. McCormack II joined us on January 4 as our Chief Operating Officer. Michael brings, among other capabilities, deep skills in business development, new product expansion and M&A and has significant experience in the defense, aerospace, and armor markets. He is up and running and a wonderful addition to our management team.
We continue to be excited about the HybridTech Armor panel order which we recently announced. We expect to begin shipping these panels towards the end of the second quarter of this year; the third quarter will be the first full quarter of production of these panels.
We congratulate NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the remarkable successful landing of the Mars Rover Perseverance and are delighted to have produced the AlSiC hermetic package on the Rover.
More broadly, we are pleased with the results of the actions we have taken in the last two years, and continue to take, to strengthen our sales, marketing and business development efforts in the US aerospace and defense electronics industries. These results include new design wins, new bookings, new customers, and new products,” said Bennett.
CPS products play critical roles in the electrification of the green economy. Green energy generation, electric vehicles, the smart grid, aerospace and satellite communications all represent significant growth markets for our products.
The Company will be hosting its fourth quarter conference call with investors at 4:45pm on Wednesday, February 24. Those interested in participating in the conference call should dial:
Call in Number: 1-833-953-1394
Conference ID: 9283248
Please dial-in 10 minutes prior to the start time and tell the operator you are calling in for the CPS Technologies Corporation Year-end Investor Conference Call.
A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the presentation at (855)-859-2056 for the Conference ID shown above for a period of 48 hours and through the Investor Call Transcripts link on the General Information link on the Investors page of the Company’s website thereafter.
CPS is a technology and manufacturing leader in producing high-performance energy management components that facilitate the electrification of the economy. Our products and intellectual property include critical pieces of the technology puzzle for electric trains and subway cars, wind turbines, hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, the smart electric grid, 5G infrastructure and others. CPS’ armor products provide exceptional ballistic protection and environmental durability at very light weight. CPS is committed to innovation and to supporting our customers in building solutions to this planet’s problems.
About Kinetic Protection
Kinetic Protection (KP) provides engineering, research and development and manufacturing services focused on anti-terror/force protection for the U.S. Department of Defense. Often solutions in this space are program and requirement specific. KP’s diverse team of former warfighters, material scientists, engineers and fabrication specialists – coupled with partnerships across the industrial base – are able to provide full lifecycle support to its customers across a range of platforms, and mission requirements.
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