Syntec Optics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTX) Reports Fourth

Syntec Optics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTX) Reports Fourth

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, May 24, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Syntec Optics Holdings, Inc. (“Syntec Optics” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: OPTX), a leading provider of mission-critical optics to scientific and technical instruments and defense and aerospace OEMs, reported financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2023 and also 2024 First Quarter.

Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Net Sales of $8.3 million, increased from $7.1 million compared to Q4 2022
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $1.3 million, compared to $1.1 million in Q4 2022
  • Cash was $2.2 million, increased from $0.5 million in 2022 and debt decreased to $8.9 million from $9.9 million in 2022

Full Year 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Net Sales of $29.4 million were higher compared to $27.8 million in 2022
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2023 was $5.3 million, compared to $4.5 million in 2022
  • Earnings per Share rises to $0.06 from Negative $0.01 in 2022
  • Cash was $2.2 million, increased from $0.5 million in 2022 and debt decreased to $8.9 million from $9.9 million in 2022

First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights

  • Net Sales of $6.3 million, decreased from $6.9 million compared to Q1 2023
  • Adjusted EBITDA was negative $0.7 million, compared to $1.0 million in Q1 2023
  • Cash was $1.7 million, decreased from $2.2 million end of Quarter 4 2023, and debt decreased to $8.8 million from $8.9 million end of Quarter 4 2023

Operational and Business Highlights

  • Entered Communications end market with the launch of space optics for Low Earth Orbit Satellites and recorded revenue of $5.3 million in the year 2023
  • Launched three new products in defense in the third and fourth quarter of 2023
  • Launched one new product in high precision biomedical optics in Quarter 4 2023
  • Launched one product in biomedical disposable optics in Quarter 1 of 2024
  • Launched one product in telecommunications microlens arrays in Quarter 4 2023 and created a higher volume production line in Quarter 1 2024

The calendar year 2023 was marked by record-high Net Sales and growth within a new end-market – Communications, while effectively managing the technical challenges of multiple product launches across various lines of capability. Syntec Optics leveraged a robust platform and continued to innovate, offering products for existing markets with existing customers using existing capabilities. Space Optics reached higher production levels. Next, high-precision biomedical mirrors achieve ramp, and low-weight hybrid optics used in night vision goggle systems are finalizing volume production OEM acceptances. Production ramp happens after the product comes off a higher volume line, meets customer specifications, and is integrated into the end product by the customer for final OEM acceptance. Even though some new products meet customer specifications, the OEM end-customer may introduce new parameters, extending the production ramp time. 

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial and Operating Results

Fourth quarter 2023 Net Sales were $8.3 million, increased from $7.1 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2022. Full year 2023 Net sales increased by $1.6 million to $29.4 million for the years ended December 31, 2023, as compared to $27.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2022 with the higher production line running for space optics.

Fourth quarter 2023 Adjusted EBITDA was $1.3 million, compared to $1.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2022. Full year 2023 Adjusted EBITDA was $5.3 million, compared to $4.5 million in 2022.

The Company ended the fourth quarter of 2023 with $2.2 million in cash and $8.9 million in debt. Syntec Optics retains financial flexibility with access to an unused $4.4 million effective line of credit and a $5.0 million equipment line of credit.

First Quarter 2024 Financial and Operating Results

First quarter 2024 Net Sales were $6.3 million, decreased from $6.9 million compared to the first quarter of 2023. This decrease was primarily due to a delay in receiving nearly $2.3 million orders spread across the biomedical, consumer, and defense end markets, offset by an increase of $1.7 million in the communications end market over the prior year, 2023.

First quarter 2024 Adjusted EBITDA was negative $0.7 million, compared to $1.0 million in the first quarter of 2023. Contributing factors included 2024 trade show expenses, 2023-year-end audit expenses, and development costs of new products.

The Company ended the first quarter of 2024 with $1.7 million in cash and $8.8 million in debt. Syntec Optics retains financial flexibility with access to an unused $4.6 million line of credit and a $4.8 million equipment line of credit.

Full year 2023 earnings per share rises over 2022. Several new products were launched in 2023. Space optics achieved production ramp. In the First Quarter of 2024, the new product telecom microlens array advanced to the production ramp, the new biomedical mirrors approach the production ramp, and a new high-volume biomedical disposable optics product development was launched.

About Syntec

Syntec Optics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTX), headquartered in Rochester, NY, is one of the largest custom optics and photonics manufacturers in the United States. Operating for over two decades, Syntec Optics runs a state-of-the-art facility with extensive core capabilities of various optics manufacturing processes, both horizontally and vertically integrated, to provide a competitive advantage for mission-critical OEMs. Syntec Optics recently launched new products, including Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite optics, lightweight night vision goggle optics, biomedical equipment optics, and precision microlens arrays. To learn more, visit www.syntecoptics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The 2023 financial results contained in this press release are subject to finalization in connection with the completion of the audit and the preparation of the Company’s Annual Report Form 10-K report for the year ended December 31, 2023. This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including certain financial forecasts and projections. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release, including statements as to the transactions contemplated by the business combination and related agreements, future results of operations and financial position, revenue and other metrics, planned products and services, business strategy and plans, objectives of management for future operations of Syntec Optics, market size, and growth opportunities, competitive position and technological and market trends, are forward-looking statements. Some of these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words, including “may,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “predict,” “plan,” “targets,” “projects,” “could,” “would,” “continue,” “forecast” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar expressions. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors (some of which are beyond the control of Syntec Optics), which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon estimates, forecasts and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Syntec Optics and its management, as the case may be, are inherently uncertain and many factors may cause the actual results to differ materially from current expectations which include, but are not limited to: 1) risk outlined in any prior SEC filings; 2) ability of Syntec Optics to successfully increase market penetration into its target markets; 3) the addressable markets that Syntec Optics intends to target do not grow as expected; 4) the loss of any key executives; 5) the loss of any relationships with key suppliers including suppliers abroad; 6) the loss of any relationships with key customers; 7) the inability to protect Syntec Optics’ patents and other intellectual property; 8) the failure to successfully execute manufacturing of announced products in a timely manner or at all, or to scale to mass production; 9) costs related to any further business combination; 10) changes in applicable laws or regulations; 11) the possibility that Syntec Optics may be adversely affected by other economic, business and/or competitive factors; 12) Syntec Optics’ estimates of its growth and projected financial results for the future and meeting or satisfying the underlying assumptions with respect thereto; 13) the impact of any pandemic, including any mutations or variants thereof and the Russian/Ukrainian or Israeli conflict, and any resulting effect on business and financial conditions; 14) inability to complete any investments or borrowings in connection with any further business combination; 15) the potential for events or circumstances that result in Syntec Optics’ failure to timely achieve the anticipated benefits of Syntec Optics’ customer arrangements; and 16) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in prior SEC filings including registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Nothing in this press release should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Syntec Optics does not give any assurance that Syntec Optics will achieve its expected results. Syntec Optics does not undertake any duty to update these forward-looking statements except as otherwise required by law.

If any of these risks materialize or any of the Company’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that the Company presently does not know or that it currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date they were made. Except to the extent required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

For further information, please contact:

Sara Hart

Investor Relations

[email protected]

SOURCE: Syntec Optics Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTX)

 SYNTEC OPTICS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND 2022

             
    2023     2022  
ASSETS            
Current Assets                
Cash   $ 2,158,245       526,182  
Accounts Receivable, Net     6,800,064       5,925,724  
Inventory     5,834,109       3,626,360  
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets     359,443       689,385  
                 
Total Current Assets     15,151,861       10,767,651  
                 
Property and Equipment, Net     11,101,052       11,624,819  
                 
Operating Lease Right of Use Assets, Net           63,227  
                 
Intangible Assets, Net     295,000        
                 
Total Assets   $ 26,547,913     $ 22,455,697  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY                
                 
Current Liabilities                
Accounts Payable   $ 3,042,315     $ 412,058  
Accrued Expenses     1,071,257       539,966  
Federal Income Tax Payable     370,206       108,738  
Deferred Revenue           348,095  
Line of Credit     6,537,592       6,400,000  
Current Maturities of Debt Obligations     362,972       1,624,851  
Current Maturities of Operating Lease Liabilities           13,374  
                 
Total Current Liabilities     11,384,342       9,447,082  
                 
Long-Term Liabilities                
Long-Term Debt Obligations     2,024,939       1,913,538  
Long-Term Operating Lease Liabilities           49,853  
Due to Related Parties           11,767  
Deferred Grant Revenue           300,000  
Deferred Income Taxes     74,890       1,274,104  
                 
Total Long-Term Liabilities     2,099,829       3,549,262  
                 
Total Liabilities     13,484,171       12,996,344  
                 
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 22)            
                 
Stockholder’s Equity                
CL A Common Stock, Par value $.0001 per share; 121,000,000 authorized; 36,688,266 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2023 31,600,000 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2022     3,669       3,160  
Additional Paid-In Capital     1,927,204       237,692  
Retained Earnings     11,132,869       9,218,501  
                 
Total Stockholder’s Equity     13,063,742       9,459,353  
                 
Total Liabilities and Stockholder’s Equity   $ 26,547,913     $ 22,455,697  

SYNTEC OPTICS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND 2022

    2023     2022  
             
Net Sales   $ 29,441,180     $ 27,839,312  
                 
Cost of Goods Sold     21,520,189       21,713,220  
                 
Gross Profit     7,920,991       6,126,092  
                 
General and Administrative Expenses     6,379,879       6,654,326  
                 
Income (Loss) from Operations     1,541,112       (528,234 )
                 
Other Income (Expense)                
Interest Expense, Including Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs     (654,765 )     (335,974 )
Other Income     370,914       274,810  
                 
Total Other Expense, Net     (283,851 )     (61,164 )
                 
Income (Loss) Before Provision for (Benefit) Income Taxes     1,257,261       (589,398 )
                 
Benefit From Income Taxes     (719,172 )     (154,829 )
                 
Net Income (Loss)   $ 1,976,433     $ (434,569 )
                 
Net Income (Loss) per Common Share                
Basic and diluted   $ 0.06     $ (0.01 )
                 
Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding                
Basic and diluted     32,366,725       31,600,000  

SYNTEC OPTICS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND 2022

    2023     2022  
Cash Flows From Operating Activities                
Net Income (Loss)   $ 1,976,433     $ (434,569 )
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:                
Depreciation and Amortization     2,769,284       3,140,601  
Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs     12,451       10,847  
Grant Revenue Income     (300,000 )      
Change in Allowance for Expected Credit Losses     (25,820 )      
Change in Reserve for Obsolescence     124,911       (331,881 )
Deferred Income Taxes     (1,199,214 )     (507,913 )
(Increase) Decrease in:                
Accounts Receivable     (848,520 )     (756,520 )
Inventory     (2,332,660 )     1,267,263  
Federal Income Tax Receivable           100,000  
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets     340,298       (104,407 )
Increase (Decrease) in:                
Accounts Payables and Accrued Expenses     2,493,826       (597,709 )
Federal Income Tax Payable     129,328       108,738  
Deferred Revenue     (348,095 )     34,265  
                 
Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities     2,792,222       1,928,715  
                 
Cash Flows From Investing Activities                
Borrowings (Repayments) from Related Parties, Net           40,837  
Purchases of Property and Equipment     (1,921,182 )     (1,241,637 )
Proceeds from Disposal of Property and Equipment           515,372  
                 
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities     (1,921,182 )     (685,428 )
                 
Cash Flows From Financing Activities                
Borrowings (Repayments) on Line of Credit, Net     137,592       (1,600,000 )
Borrowing on Debt Obligations     1,745,573        
Repayments on Debt Obligations     (2,908,502 )     (917,400 )
Repayments on Finance Lease Obligations           (222,376 )
Cash proceeds from OLIT     45,946        
Net proceeds from OLIT Trust     1,802,479        
Distributions     (62,065 )     (280,770 )
                 
Net Cash Provided By (Used in) Financing Activities     761,023       (3,020,546 )
                 
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash     1,632,063       (1,777,259 )
                 
Cash – Beginning     526,182       2,303,441  
                 
Cash – Ending   $ 2,158,245     $ 526,182  
                 
Supplemental Cash Flow Disclosures:                
                 
Cash Paid for Interest   $ 652,778     $ 319,056  
                 
Cash Paid for Taxes   $ 283,561     $ 159,968  
                 
Supplemental Disclosures of Non-Cash Investing Activities:                
Asset Acquired and Included in Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses   $ 642,547     $ 23,213  
Loan to Stockholder Settled   $     $ 5,505,957  
Stock Subscription Receivable Settled           176,071  
Non-Cash Distributions   $     $ 5,682,028  


NON-GAAP RECONCILICATION OF EBITDA

FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND 2022

    2023     2022  
Net (Loss) Income   $ 1,976,433     $ (434,569 )
Depreciation & Amortization     2,781,735       3,151,448  
Interest Expenses     642,314       325,127  
Taxes     (719,172 )     (154,829 )
Non-Recurring Items     653,018        1,613,112   
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 5,334,328     $ 4,500,289  

The table above presents our adjusted EBITDA, reconciled to net income for the periods indicated. 

SYNTEC OPTICS HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
MARCH 31, 2024 AND DECEMBER 31, 2023

    2024 (unaudited)    

2023

 
ASSETS                
                 
Current Assets                
Cash   $ 1,684,308       2,158,245  
Accounts Receivable, Net     5,094,215       6,800,064  
Inventory     6,473,850       5,834,109  
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets     397,122       359,443  
                 
Total Current Assets     13,649,495       15,151,861  
Property and Equipment, Net     10,585,538       11,101,052  
Deferred Income Taxes     106,992        
Intangible Assets, Net     280,000       295,000  
Total Assets   $ 24,622,025     $ 26,547,913  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
                 
Current Liabilities                
Accounts Payable   $ 2,389,071     $ 3,042,315  
Accrued Expenses     1,271,965       1,071,257  
Federal Income Tax Payable     247,430       370,206  
Deferred Revenue     20,363        
Line of Credit     5,437,204       6,537,592  
Current Maturities of Debt Obligations     447,702       362,972  
                 
Total Current Liabilities     9,813,735       11,384,342  
                 
Long-Term Liabilities                
Long-Term Debt Obligations     2,953,691       2,024,939  
Deferred Income Taxes           74,890  
                 
Total Long-Term Liabilities     2,953,691       2,099,829  
                 
Total Liabilities     12,767,426       13,484,171  
                 
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 15)                
                 
Stockholders’ Equity                
CL A Common Stock, Par value $.0001 per share; 121,000,000 authorized; 36,688,266 issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023     3,669       3,669  
Additional Paid-In Capital     1,927,204       1,927,204  
Retained Earnings     9,923,726       11,132,869  
                 
Total Stockholders’ Equity     11,854,599       13,063,742  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   $ 24,622,025     $ 26,547,913  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

SYNTEC OPTICS HOLDINGS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2024 AND 2023

    2024     2023  
             
Net Sales   $ 6,255,908     $ 6,884,436  
                 
Cost of Goods Sold     5,548,465       5,172,735  
                 
Gross Profit     707,443       1,711,701  
                 
General and Administrative Expenses     2,114,543       1,517,961  
                 
(Loss) Income from Operations     (1,407,100 )     193,740  
                 
Other Income (Expense)                
Interest Expense, Including Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs     (159,867 )     (130,021 )
Other Income     19,349       751  
                 
Total Other Expense, Net     (140,518 )     (129,270 )
                 
(Loss) Income Before (Benefit) Provision for Income Taxes     (1,547,618 )     64,470  
                 
(Benefit) Provision for Income Taxes     (338,475 )     11,448  
                 
Net (Loss) Income   $ (1,209,143 )   $ 53,022 
                 
Net (Loss) Income per Common Share                
Basic and diluted   $ (0.03 )   $ 0.00  
                 
Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding                
Basic and diluted     36,688,266       31,600,000  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
SYNTEC OPTICS HOLDINGS, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2024 AND 2023

    2024     2023  
Cash Flows From Operating Activities                
Net (Loss) Income   $ (1,209,143 )   $ 53,022  
Adjustments to Reconcile (Loss) Income to Net Cash (Used In) Provided By Operating Activities:                
Depreciation and Amortization     695,826       723,938  
Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs     1,973       2,712  
Change in Allowance for Expected Credit Losses     (24,103 )     51,375  
Change in Reserve for Obsolescence     208,287       (334 )
Deferred Income Taxes     (181,882 )     (228,415 )
(Increase) Decrease in:                
Accounts Receivable     1,729,951       (44,131 )
Inventory     (848,028 )     (774,344 )
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets     (37,679 )     18,755  
Increase (Decrease) in:                
Accounts Payables and Accrued Expenses     (522,630 )     548,899  
Federal Income Tax Payable     (122,776 )     229,855  
Deferred Revenue     20,363       (54,593 )
                 
Net Cash (Used In) Provided By Operating Activities     (289,841 )     526,739 
                 
Cash Flows From Investing Activities                
Purchases of Property and Equipment     (95,218 )     (226,871 )
                 
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities     (95,218 )     (226,871 )
                 
Cash Flows From Financing Activities                
Repayments on Line of Credit, Net     (1,100,388 )      
Borrowing on Debt Obligations     1,100,388        
Repayments on Debt Obligations     (88,878 )     (246,380 )
Distributions           (46,106 )
                 
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities     (88,878 )     (292,486 )
                 
Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash     (473,937 )     7,382  
                 
Cash- Beginning     2,158,245       526,182  
                 
Cash- Ending   $ 1,684,308     $ 533,564  
                 
Supplemental Cash Flow Disclosures:                
                 
Cash Paid for Interest   $ 157,895     $ 137,773  
                 
Cash Paid for Taxes   $ 85,098     $ 10,008  
                 
Supplemental Disclosures of Non-Cash Investing Activities:                
                 
Assets Acquired and Included in Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses   $ 412,641     $ 30,891  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2024 AND 2023

    2024     2023  
Net (Loss) Income   $ (1,209,143 )   $ 53,022  
Depreciation & Amortization     697,799       726,650  
Interest Expenses     157,894       127,309  
Taxes     (338,475 )     11,448  
Non-Recurring Items     25,265        81,258   
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (666,660 )   $ 999,687  

The table above presents our adjusted EBITDA, reconciled to net income for the periods indicated. 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company provides non-GAAP financial measures including EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a supplement to GAAP financial information to enhance the overall understanding of the Company’s financial performance and to assist investors in evaluating the Company’s results of operations, period over period. Adjusted non-GAAP measures exclude significant unusual items. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures as a supplement to, and not a substitute for financial information prepared on a GAAP basis.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This Annual Report includes a non-GAAP measure that the Company uses to supplement our results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest and other income, tax and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as EBITDA adjusted for non-recurring items, and business combination expenses. Adjusted EBITDA is a performance measure that we believe is useful to investors and analysts because it illustrates the underlying financial and business trends relating to our core, recurring results of operations and enhances comparability between periods.

Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized measure under U.S. GAAP and is not intended to be a substitute for any U.S. GAAP financial measure and, as calculated, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of performance of other companies in other industries or within the same industry. Investors should exercise caution in comparing our non-GAAP measure to any similarly titled measure used by other companies. This non-GAAP measure excludes certain items required by U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to information reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Adjusted EBITDA

The Company defines adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, as net earnings (loss) before interest and other expenses, net, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, as adjusted to exclude non-recurring items as outlined in our 10-K and 10-Q. The Company utilizes adjusted EBITDA as an internal performance measure in the management of our operations because we believe the exclusion of these non-cash and non-recurring charges allow for a more relevant comparison of our results of operations to other companies in our industry and is in accordance with the Non-GAAP Financial Measures Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations (Reference Question 102.03).

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