API Technologies Reports Results for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter Ended November 30, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla.– (PR Newswire) – January 29, 2015 -

  • Q4 revenue of $57.8 million
  • Q4 GAAP Operating Income of $2.2 million; Non-GAAP Operating Income of $3.5 million
  • Q4 cash from operations of $3.3 million
  • FY14 GAAP Operating Income of $4.6 million; Non-GAAP Operating Income of $10.3 million

API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) ("API" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave, power, and security solutions, today announced results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended November 30, 2014.

“During fiscal year 2014 we continued to execute on our operational and business strategies, resulting in operating income of $4.6 million – a $6.1 million increase over prior year, along with double-digit EBITDA margin and positive cash flow. Moreover, the execution of our product roadmap and successful launch of technologically advanced products continue to attract new customers and industry recognition,” said Bel Lazar, President and Chief Executive Officer, API Technologies.

Results for the Quarter Ended November 30, 2014

API Technologies reported fiscal fourth quarter revenue of $57.8 million.

For the fiscal fourth quarter of 2014, GAAP gross margin as a percentage of sales was 23.4%; non-GAAP gross margin was 24.9%.

The Company posted a net loss of $1.2 million for the fiscal fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal fourth quarter was $7.2 million or 12.5% of revenue.

Results for the Twelve Months Ended November 30, 2014

API Technologies reported revenue of $226.9 million for the twelve months ended November 30, 2014. GAAP gross margin was 23.0% for the twelve -month period ended November 30, 2014. Non-GAAP gross margin was 24.6% for the same period.

The Company posted a net loss of $18.9 million for the twelve months ended November 30, 2014, which included $10.9 million of amortization of note discounts and deferred financing charges incurred in the fiscal 2014 second quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended November 30, 2014 was $25.7 million or 11.3% of revenue.

Conference Call

API Technologies will host a conference call to review the Company’s fiscal fourth quarter results today, January 29, at 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time. Bel Lazar, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Claudio Mannarino, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the call.

The call will be available by dialing 1-877-317-6789 or 1-412-317-6789 and accessible by webcast at http://www.apitech.com/investor-relations. Recorded replays of the webcast will be available on the Company’s Investor Relations App, for 30 days on the Company’s website, and by telephone at 1-877-344-7529 or 1-412-317-0088, replay passcode #10058806, beginning 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 29, 2015.

The API Technologies Investor Relations App is available for iPhone® and iPad® via the Apple iTunes store and for Android™ devices via Google Play. For more information, visit http://www.apitech.com/investor-relations.

About API Technologies Corp.

API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeterwave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications. A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In this press release, API has provided the non-GAAP financial measures for Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations at the Company level and segment level, non-GAAP gross margin, and non-GAAP operating income. Non-GAAP gross margin excludes restructuring charges and certain other adjustments described in the reconciliation table and non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations (earnings from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) excludes restructuring charges, acquisition and divestiture-related charges, inventory provisions, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of note discounts and deferred financing costs, and certain other adjustments described in the reconciliation table. API has also provided the non-GAAP financial measure for Adjusted EBITDA before corporate overhead, which is the Adjusted EBITDA number less general corporate overhead. Non-GAAP operating income excludes restructuring charges and certain other adjustments described in the reconciliation table. Management believes the supplemental non-GAAP presentations provide investors an additional analytical tool for understanding the Company’s financial performance by excluding from operating results the impact of items that management believes do not reflect the Company’s core operating performance. These are not recognized measures under US GAAP, do not have a standardized meaning, and are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Accordingly, investors are cautioned that these non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an alternative to net earnings or loss or gross margin determined in accordance with GAAP as an indicator of the financial performance of the Company or as a measure of the Company's liquidity and cash flows. We expect our financial statements to continue to be affected by items similar to those excluded in the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from our non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that all such costs are unusual or infrequent.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, including without limitation, reductions in government defense spending; government regulations; our ability to integrate and consolidate our operations; our ability to expand our operations in both new and existing markets; and the ability of our review of strategic alternatives to maximize stockholder value. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated. The forward-looking statements in this news release should be read in conjunction with the more detailed descriptions of the above factors located in our Annual Report on Form 10-K under Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” as well as those additional factors we may describe from time to time in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this release is as of the date hereof. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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