Global Payment Technologies Announces Fiscal 2004 First-Quarter Results.Business Editors
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glutamic-pyruvic transaminase. "), a leading manufacturer and innovator of currency acceptance systems used in the worldwide gaming, beverage, and vending industries, today announced its fiscal 2004 first-quarter results.
Summary of Financial Highlights (Dollar amounts in 000s, except per share data) --------------------------------------------------------- Three Months Ended 12/31 --------------------------------------------------------- 2003 2002 Change --------------------------------------------------------- Net Sales $4,333 $5,960 (27%) --------------------------------------------------------- Net Loss (greater than ($988) ($340) 100%) --------------------------------------------------------- Net Loss Per Share Basic ($0.18) ($0.06) ($0.12) Diluted ($0.18) ($0.06) ($0.12) ---------------------------------------------------------
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1. An officer ranking next below a president, usually empowered to assume the president's duties under conditions such as absence, illness, or death.
2. and CFO See Chief Financial Officer. , stated, "After completing a difficult fourth quarter of fiscal 2003, we have significantly decreased our losses to $988,000 in our first fiscal quarter ended December December: see month. 31, 2003. Sales for the quarter were $4,333,000, slightly better than previously announced in January January: see month. 2004, however, less than the same year ago period of $5,960,000, due to lower demand in Australia Australia (ôstrāl`yə), smallest continent, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. With the island state of Tasmania to the south, the continent makes up the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary state (2005 est. pop. for the Company's Argus gaming product, offset in part by increased sales of our vending product "Aurora Aurora, cities, United States
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1 City (1990 pop. 222,103), Adams and Arapahoe counties, N central Colo., a growing suburb on the east side of Denver; inc. 1903. ". Gross profit decreased to $815,000, or 18.8% of sales this quarter, as compared with $1,390,000, or 23.3% of sales in the same year ago period. This decrease is primarily the result of the 27% sales decrease and related reduction in production. Operating expenses Operating expenses
The amount paid for asset maintenance or the cost of doing business, excluding depreciation. Earnings are distributed after operating expenses are deducted. decreased to $1,852,000, as compared with $2,112,000, primarily due to the Company's cost reduction initiatives during September September: see month. 2003. The decrease in the Company's effective tax rate, and the tax benefit of $241,000 in the quarter ended December 31, 2002, as compared to a tax expense of $6,000 the current quarter, was primarily the result of the Company providing a full valuation allowance against its deferred income tax assets, in the quarter ended September 30, 2003, due to the Company's continued losses and the uncertainty as to the Company's ability to generate sufficient taxable income Under the federal tax law, gross income reduced by adjustments and allowable deductions. It is the income against which tax rates are applied to compute an individual or entity's tax liability. The essence of taxable income is the accrual of some gain, profit, or benefit to a taxpayer. to realize the full value of those assets. The valuation allowance is subject to adjustment based upon the Company's ongoing assessment of its future taxable income and may be partially or wholly reversed in the future. Equity in income of unconsolidated affiliates decreased to $87,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2004 as compared with income of $207,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2003. This was primarily due to $89,000 in lower profits at its Australian Australian
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a medium-sized, compact working dog used for control of cattle. affiliates and a decrease of $45,000 in the recognition of the Company's share of the gross profit on intercompany sales that have been recognized by GPT's affiliates. Finally, interest expense decreased from $66,000 to $32,000, a direct result of the Company's significant reduction of its bank debt from $4.6 million, at December 31, 2002, to $1.4 million at December 31, 2003.
Mr. McNeill continued, "The Company's near term goal is a return to profitability and we are pleased with the strides taken toward that end. First, cost reduction initiatives from September 2003 through December 2003 are projected to result in approximately $3 million in annualized annualized
Of or relating to a variable that has been mathematically converted to a yearly rate. Inflation and interest rates are generally annualized since it is on this basis that these two variables are ordinarily stated and compared. savings. While we are working to improve our gross profit percentage, the Company believes attaining 18.8% this quarter was a very positive step. This represents an increase when compared to the quarters ended March 2003, June June: see month. 2003 and September 2003, respectively, of 15.9%, 16.2% and 7.5% (which included an increased inventory write-down Write-Down
Reducing the book value of an asset because it is overvalued compared to the market value.
This is usually reflected in the company's income statement as an expense, thereby reducing net income. based upon management's decisions to discontinue dis·con·tin·ue
v. dis·con·tin·ued, dis·con·tin·u·ing, dis·con·tin·ues
1. To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon: and transition from earlier generation products). Further, subject to mix of product sold, the Company's gross profit percentage should increase at such time that we attain increased revenue.
"With respect to our financial condition, during the quarter we reduced the Company's total bank debt by almost $400,000 or 22% to $1.4 million at December 31, 2003. We are in compliance with our financial covenants at December 31, 2003, and since that date have had $300,000 of availability on our $1.2 million line of credit. Although the Company has amended a·mend
v. a·mend·ed, a·mend·ing, a·mends
1. To change for the better; improve: amended the earlier proposal so as to make it more comprehensive.
2. its current credit facility, the Company is in discussions with other lenders to put in place an asset-based lending Asset-Based Lending
A business loan secured by collateral (assets). The loan, or line of credit, is secured by inventory, accounts receivable and/or other balance-sheet assets.
Also known as "commercial finance" or "asset-based financing". agreement, which would replace its existing facility and could potentially provide additional financing availability. The Company has continued its discussions with other lenders and anticipates establishing a new credit facility prior to the expiration EXPIRATION. Cessation; end. As, the expiration of, a lease, of a contract, or statute.
2. In general, the expiration of a contract puts an end to all the engagements of the parties, except to those which arise from the non- fulfillment of obligations created of its existing facility, which expires on December 31, 2004; however no assurances can be given this goal will be attained at·tain
v. at·tained, at·tain·ing, at·tains
1. To gain as an objective; achieve: attain a diploma by hard work.
2. . As a result of the Company's agreements in both December 2003 and January 2004, amending its credit facility, and the completion of its September 2003 through December 2003 cost reduction initiatives which will reduce total costs at an annualized rate of approximately $3 million, the Company believes that its available resources, including its credit facilities credit facilities npl → facilidades fpl de crédito
credit facilities npl → facilités fpl de paiement
credit facilities , should be sufficient to meet its obligations as they become due and permit continuation of its planned product development and operations throughout fiscal 2004. The Company also anticipates receiving dividends from its Australian affiliates, continues to work on increasing collections on its accounts receivable accounts receivable n. the amounts of money due or owed to a business or professional by customers or clients. Generally, accounts receivable refers to the total amount due and is considered in calculating the value of a business or the business' problems in paying and reducing its inventory requirements, all to maintain sufficient cash to fund its operations. Recently, the Company signed an agreement to sell its remaining 4.99% interest in its South African affiliate for proceeds of approximately $150,000, which the Company expects will result in a small gain. This transaction is expected to be approved by March 2004 and payment received accordingly. This entity will continue as the Company's non-affiliated distributor in the South African marketplace. This move will provide the Company additional operating cash as well as allow management to concentrate on our core business. The accompanying consolidated financial data has been presented on a going-concern basis based on management's plans described above, and accordingly do not contain any adjustments that could arise from these uncertainties.
"With respect to our future results, we continue to work at increasing sales and improving margins, neither of which can be certain; however, these are management's core goals for this year. While we do not intend to provide guidance in the future regarding revenue, in light of last quarter's revenue falloff fall·off
A reduction or decrease: a falloff in car sales.
Noun 1. falloff - a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in , which the Company does not anticipate to be normal sales levels in the future, Shareholders should be aware the Company has orders in hand to ship product during the quarter ended March 31, 2004 in an amount sufficient to improve sales 15%-20% as compared with the quarter just ended December 31, 2003. Achieving this revenue in our second quarter should result in reduced losses and improved cash flow."
Global Payment Technologies, Inc. is a United States-based designer, manufacturer, and marketer of automated au·to·mate
v. au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing, au·to·mates
1. To convert to automatic operation: automate a factory.
2. currency acceptance and validation See validate.
validation - The stage in the software life-cycle at the end of the development process where software is evaluated to ensure that it complies with the requirements. systems used to receive and authenticate (1) To verify (guarantee) the identity of a person or company. To ensure that the individual or organization is really who it says it is. See authentication and digital certificate.
(2) To verify (guarantee) that data has not been altered. currencies in a variety of payment applications worldwide. GPT's proprietary and patented technologies are among the most advanced in the industry. Please visit the GPT web site for more information at http://www.gpt.com.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements forward-looking statement
A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections. : A number of statements contained in this release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the applicable statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: Statements regarding the Company's strategy, future sales, future expenses and future liquidity and capital resources; the potential replacement or renewal of its existing credit facility; GPT's dependence on the paper currency validator A validator is a computer program used to check the validity or syntactical correctness of a fragment of code or document. The term is commonly used in the context of validating HTML, CSS and XML documents or RSS feeds though it can be used for any defined format or language. market and its potential vulnerability to technological obsolescence ob·so·les·cent
1. Being in the process of passing out of use or usefulness; becoming obsolete.
2. Biology Gradually disappearing; imperfectly or only slightly developed. ; the risks that its current and future products may contain errors or defects that would be difficult and costly to detect and correct; possible risks of product inventory obsolescence; regulatory approval; potential manufacturing difficulties; potential shortages of key parts and/or raw materials; potential difficulties in managing growth; dependence on a limited base of customers for a significant portion of sales; dependence on key personnel; the possible impact of competitive products and pricing; and other risks described in more detail in GPT's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
- SEE ATTACHED TABLES - GLOBAL PAYMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (000s) unaudited 12/31/03 9/30/03 --------- -------- ASSETS ------ CURRENT ASSETS: CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS $1,498 $1,220 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, net 3,800 6,283 INVENTORY 3,448 3,499 PREPAID EXPENSES 148 64 INCOME TAXES RECEIVABLE 227 211 --------- -------- TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 9,121 11,277 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net 2,508 2,617 INVESTMENTS IN UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES 1,920 1,722 CAPITALIZED SOFTWARE COSTS, net 2,033 2,159 --------- -------- TOTAL ASSETS $15,582 $17,775 ========= ======== LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY ------------------------------------ CURRENT LIABILITIES: ACCOUNTS PAYABLE $1,954 $2,424 ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES 1,399 1,881 BANK DEBT 1,400 1,793 --------- -------- TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 4,753 6,098 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY: COMMON STOCK 58 58 ADDITIONAL PAID-IN CAPITAL 9,843 9,843 RETAINED EARNINGS 1,985 2,973 ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 442 302 --------- -------- 12,328 13,176 LESS: TREASURY STOCK (1,499) (1,499) --------- -------- TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 10,829 11,677 --------- -------- TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $15,582 $17,775 ========= ======== GLOBAL PAYMENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (IN OOOs EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA) (unaudited) --------------------- THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2003 2002 ---------- ---------- NET SALES $4,333 $5,960 GROSS PROFIT 815 1,390 OPERATING EXPENSES 1,852 2,112 ---------- ---------- LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (1,037) (722) ---------- ---------- OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE): EQUITY IN INCOME OF UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES (1) (2) 87 207 INTEREST EXPENSE (32) (66) ---------- ---------- TOTAL OTHER INCOME 55 141 ---------- ---------- LOSS BEFORE PROVISION FOR (BENEFIT FROM) INCOME TAXES (982) (581) PROVISION FOR (BENEFIT FROM) INCOME TAXES 6 (241) ---------- ---------- NET LOSS ($988) ($340) ========== ========== PER SHARE INFORMATION: BASIC ($0.18) ($0.06) ========== ========== DILUTED (3) ($0.18) ($0.06) ========== ========== COMMON SHARES USED IN COMPUTING PER SHARE AMOUNTS: BASIC 5,550,516 5,537,629 ========== ========== DILUTED (3) 5,550,516 5,537,629 ========== ========== (1) FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2003 AND 2002, INCLUDES $80,000 AND $125,000, RESPECTIVELY, WHICH REPRESENTS THE RECOGNITION OF GPT'S SHARE OF THE GROSS PROFIT ON INTERCOMPANY SALES THAT HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED BY GPT'S AFFILIATES. (2) EXCLUSIVE OF FOOTNOTE (1), EQUITY IN INCOME OF UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES WAS $7,000 AND $82,000 FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2003 AND 2002, RESPECTIVELY. (3) FOR THE THREE-MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2003 AND 2002, THE WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING USED IN THE CALCULATION OF NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE DID NOT INCLUDE POTENTIAL SHARES OUTSTANDING BECAUSE THEY WERE ANTI-DILUTIVE.