Norton, Massachusetts, October 28, 2020. CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: CPSH) today announced revenues of $4.5 million and an operating profit of $253 thousand for the quarter ended September 26, 2020. This compares with revenues of $4.4 million and an operating loss of $479 thousand for the quarter ended September 28, 2019.
For the nine months ending September 26, 2020, revenues are $16.7 million with an operating profit of $1.2 million. This compares with revenue of $16.0 million and an operating loss of $966 thousand for the nine months ended September 28, 2019.
Grant Bennett, President and CEO, said: “While generally pleased with our bottom lines for quarter and nine-month periods just ended, in the third quarter our top line was increasingly negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, our two largest customers are experiencing reduced demand from their customers, resulting in a significant reduction in purchases from CPS. Additionally, one of our suppliers experienced a fire in May which shut down their operations for almost the entire third quarter; they did not reopen until the final week of September. This had the effect of pushing expected third quarter shipments into the fourth quarter.
Gross margins and operating profits were considerably higher in the three-month and nine-month periods just ended than they were in the corresponding periods a year ago. This significant positive swing in performance reflects the pricing, product mix and operational improvements discussed in previous quarters. This is clearly seen by the $100 thousand increase in revenues resulting in a $732 thousand improvement in operating profit and $700 thousand increase in revenues resulting in a $2.2 million improvement in operating profit for the three and nine month periods ending September 26, 2020, respectively.
CPS continues to be open and operating during the pandemic. To date most of our customers remain open and operational. In Q3 we saw significant increased volatility on the part of some of our customers, while for others it has been business as usual. We expect that this volatility will continue for at least the next several quarters.
As previously stated, CPS continues to follow CDC and OSHA guidance in our workplace. Employees’ temperatures are taken at the beginning of each shift, shifts have been staggered to reduce employee overlap, workstations have been rearranged to ensure social distancing, all employees are using facemasks, etc.
Any forward-looking comments must begin with the clear caveat that the pandemic is injecting considerable uncertainty at customers and suppliers so conditions can and may change quickly. While we must tone down our optimism for the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, we continue to be very optimistic about the future. We have several new projects which could add materially to our revenue stream in 2021 including in the hermetic package and armor product lines, in addition to our core AlSiC component product line. The pipeline of new design wins remains very robust.
Recent in-depth analyses of pricing and costs have enabled us to generate operating efficiencies which should help us to grow hermetic package profitability in the coming quarters and years. Armor is an area that has been on the table for several years. Recent developments suggest this product may start to generate material revenues as soon as next year.”
The Company will be hosting its third quarter conference call with investors at 4:45pm on Wednesday, October 28. Those interested in participating in the conference call should dial:
Call in Number: 1-833-953-1394
Conference ID: 6798808
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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