Costar Technologies, Inc. Announces Financial Results For the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2020

COPPELL, Texas, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Costar Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 that have been reviewed by the independent accounting firm BKD, LLP.

Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2020

    --  Revenues of $17,028, a 18.3% increase compared to the first quarter of
        2019. The increase is primarily due to increases in revenue generated by
        the CohuHD Costar business segment.
    --  Operating expenses were down 16.5% to $6,617, compared to $7,922 in the
        first quarter of 2019. Decrease is primarily driven by approximately
        $828 of one-time expenses at AVC during the first quarter of 2019 (e.g.
        move expenses, ERP implementation, professional fees and other
        restructuring fees).
    --  GAAP net loss of $193, or ($0.12) per diluted share, compared to a GAAP
        net loss of $2,632, or ($1.69) per diluted share, in the first quarter
        of 2019.
    --  Adjusted earnings of $156, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to
        ($2,222), or ($1.43) per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31,
        2019. Adjusted earnings, a non-GAAP measure, is defined below.
    --  Adjusted EBITDA of $500, compared to ($2,699) for the quarter ended
        March 31, 2019. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, is defined below.

Sarah Ryder, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, stated, "While our first quarter is historically soft, our financial performance for the first quarter of 2020 benefited from the release of previously delayed projects in the traffic and critical infrastructure markets. These projects combined with shipments of $1.2M on a large international order, drove CohuHD's sizeable contribution to first quarter revenue. The uncertainty of the current economic environment presents challenges for our business, but increased demand in the traffic, critical infrastructure and education markets helped offset some of the softness experienced in parts of our retail vertical. We made aggressive cost reduction efforts heading into the second quarter to mitigate the impact of demand decreases in certain segments. I'm very pleased with our first quarter results and our strong start to a challenging year."

Scott Switzer, the Company's Interim Chief Executive Officer, went on to say, "Our facilities have remained in full operation under the Essential Service Business Exception of the Shelter in Place orders. Our employees are our greatest asset and we take their safety very seriously. Office personnel are working from home and we have implemented measures to help ensure the safety of our production workers. While the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted our business, we were able to take advantage of the Small Business Association's (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and obtained a $3M loan in April 2020. Additionally, increased international demand, a few large retail projects and the launch of a new thermographic camera helped drive revenue growth in the first quarter of 2020. In April, we announced changes to our executive leadership team. We also launched our "One Costar" vision which focuses on consolidating business functions to drive greater cross-selling and operational efficiencies as well as creating a unified customer-centric culture throughout our organization. I am confident that with the team we have in place today, combined with the funding secured under the SBA PPP and the cost reductions we've enacted, we will be able to successfully navigate the current challenges in the marketplace and our business."

The Company's independent auditors completed their analysis of the Company's financial condition. The Independent Auditor's Review Report, including financial statements and applicable footnote disclosures, is available on our website at

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company defines adjusted earnings, a non-GAAP measure, as net income (loss) excluding stock-based compensation and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation. The following tables reconcile the non-GAAP financial measures disclosed in this release to GAAP net income (loss):

                                         Quarter       Quarter
                                   Ended         Ended
                                         3/31/20       3/31/19

              Adjusted Earnings           156        (2,222)


         Stock-Based Compensation          (32)          (86)

         Intangible Amortization          (317)         (324)

              Net Loss                  (193)       (2,632)

                                         Quarter       Quarter
                                   Ended         Ended
                                         3/31/20       3/31/19

              Adjusted EBITDA             500        (2,699)


         Interest                         (291)         (308)

         Income Taxes (Benefit)              65            886

         Depreciation                     (118)         (101)

         Intangible Amortization          (317)         (324)

         Stock-Based Compensation          (32)          (86)

              Net Loss                  (193)       (2,632)

These reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP measures should be considered together with the Company's financial statements. These non-GAAP measures are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but are included solely for informational and comparative purposes. The Company's management believes that this information can assist investors in evaluating the Company's operational trends, financial performance, and cash generating capacity. Management believes these non-GAAP measures allow investors to evaluate the Company's financial performance using some of the same measures as management. However, the non-GAAP financial measures should not be regarded as a replacement for (or superior to) corresponding, similarly captioned, GAAP measures.

About Costar Technologies, Inc.

Costar Technologies, Inc. develops, designs, manufactures and distributes a range of security solution products including surveillance cameras, lenses, digital video recorders and high-speed domes. The Company also develops, designs and distributes industrial vision products to observe repetitive production and assembly lines, thereby increasing efficiency by detecting faults in the production process. Headquartered in Coppell, Texas, the Company's shares currently trade on the OTC Markets Group under the ticker symbol "CSTI". Costar was ranked as the 35(th) largest company in a&s magazine's Security 50 for 2019. Security 50 is an annual ranking by the magazine of the world's largest security manufacturers in the areas of video surveillance, access control and intruder alarms, based on sales revenue.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company's ability to grow revenue and earnings, that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to risks related to the ability to diversify business across vertical markets, secure new customer wins, and launch new products. You can often identify forward-looking statements by words such as "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "expect," "predict," "potential," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations but they involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of the risks and uncertainties.

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws.




                                                                                                  March 31, 2020                     December 31, 2019

                                                                                                    (Reviewed)                           (Audited)


                Current assets

         Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                   $
              1                         $

         Accounts receivable, less allowance for
          doubtful accounts of $429 and $471 in
          2020 and 2019, respectively                                                                                      10,674                                 9,056

         Inventories, net of reserve for
          obsolescence of $1,090and $1,264 in 2020
          and 2019, respectively                                                                                           19,639                                20,196

         Prepaid expenses and other current assets                                                                          2,992                                 2,295

      Total current assets                                            33,306                                31,548

                Non-current assets

        Property and equipment, net                                                                                          828                                   910

         Deferred financing costs, net                                                                                         50                                    59

        Deferred tax asset, net                                                                                            4,514                                 4,514

        Trade names, net                                                                                                   2,108                                 2,198

        Distribution agreements, net                                                                                         775                                   801

        Customer relationships, net                                                                                        4,017                                 4,187

         Covenants not to compete, net                                                                                         53                                    60

        Patents, net                                                                                                         162                                   169

        Technology, net                                                                                                      251                                   268

        Goodwill                                                                                                           6,513                                 6,513

        Right of use assets                                                                                                2,899                                 3,131

        Other non-current assets                                                                                             149                                   149

      Total non-current assets                                        22,319                                22,959

      Total assets                                        $
              55,625                    $


                   Current liabilities

        Accounts payable                                                                                        $
              7,683                     $

        Accrued expenses and other                                                                                         6,591                                 5,879

        Line of credit                                                                                                    15,152                                15,953

         Current maturities of long-term debt, net
          of unamortized financing fees                                                                                       783                                   781

        Contingent purchase price                                                                                          1,490                                 1,490

         Current maturities of notes payable,
          unrelated party                                                                                                     333                                   583

         Current maturities of lease liabilities                                                                            1,006                                   990

      Total current liabilities                                       33,038                                31,315

                   Long-Term liabilities

         Long-term debt, net of current maturities
          and unamortized financing fees                                                                                    3,396                                 3,592

         Non-current maturities of lease
          liabilities                                                                                                       2,133                                 2,389

                                                              Total long-term liabilities                                      5,529                                 5,981

      Total liabilities                                               38,567                                37,296

                   Stockholders' Equity

        Preferred stock

        Common stock                                                                                                           3                                     3

        Additional paid-in capital                                                                                       157,518                               157,478

        Accumulated deficit                                                                                            (135,942)                            (135,749)

      Less common stock held in treasury, at
       cost                                                                                                               (4,521)                              (4,521)

                                                              Total stockholders' equity                                      17,058                                17,211

                                                              Total liabilities and stockholders'
                                                               equity                                             $
              55,625                    $




                                                                                                         Three Months Ended March 31,

                                                                                               2020                                          2019

                                                                                         (Reviewed)                                   (Reviewed)

       Net revenues                                                                                $
              17,028                              $

       Cost of revenues                                                                                       10,378                                      9,677

                Gross profit                                                                               6,650                                      4,712

       Selling, general and administrative expenses                                                            5,185                                      6,513

       Engineering and development expense                                                                     1,432                                      1,409

                                                                                                                 6,617                                      7,922

                Income (loss) from operations                                                                 33                                    (3,210)

       Other expenses

              Interest expense                           (291)                                     (308)

       Total other expenses, net                                                                               (291)                                     (308)

       Income (loss) before taxes                                                                              (258)                                   (3,518)

       Income tax provision (benefit)                                                                           (65)                                     (886)

                Net loss                                                                        $
              (193)                            $


                Net loss per share:


              Basic                         $
              (0.12)                             $

              Diluted                       $
              (0.12)                             $


                Weighted average shares outstanding:


              Basic                                      1,586                                      1,558

              Diluted                                    1,586                                      1,558

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