B.O.S. Reports Record 2018 Revenues of $32.7 Million and Record Net Income of $1.0 Million
RISHON LEZION, Israel, February 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - B.O.S. Better Online Solutions Ltd. (the "Company", "BOS") (Nasdaq: BOSC), a leading Israeli provider of RFID and Mobile solutions and a global provider of Supply Chain solutions to enterprises, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2018.
Year-End 2018 Results:
Revenues for 2018 grew by 13% to $32.7 million as compared to $28.9 million in 2017.
Net income for 2018 grew by 28% to $1.0 million or $0.28 per basic share compared to net income of $0.7 million or $0.24 per basic share in 2017.
Fourth Quarter 2018 Results:
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 grew 15% to $9.1 million as compared to $7.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Net income for the fourth quarter of 2018 grew 15% to $377,000, or $0.11 per basic share as compared to 328,000, or $0.10 per basic share in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Avidan Zelicovsky BOS' President, stated: "We are pleased with our performance in 2018 which reflects continuing revenue growth and record net income. For the past three years, the Compounded Annual Growth Rate for net income and revenues, were 49% and 8.5%, respectively. This growth, which is primarily organic, demonstrates the success of our efforts to expand our product offering to existing and new customers globally. In the recent three months our Supply Chain Division announced orders totaling $5 millions from international customers. This increased backlog is a significant stepping-stone for our continuing growth globally."
Yuval Viner BOS' Co-CEO, stated: "We have successfully transitioned BOS to a growth trajectory, with increased revenues and sustained profitability. Through our turnaround strategy and initiatives the Company delivered net income of $1.0 million for 2018, a substantial improvement from the net loss of $9.0 million recorded in 2009, the year before our current management was appointed. Likewise, we have strengthened our balance sheet, by reducing our bank debt to $0.6 million at December 31, 2018 as compared to a debt of $14 million in 2009."
Eyal Cohen BOS' Co-CEO and CFO, stated: “We have a clear roadmap, the requisite experience, skills and motivation to grow BOS' businesses both locally and internationally. We have targeted fields for expansion in 2019 and a robust acquisition pipeline. As we move forward, we intend to finance our acquisition strategy through commercial bank loans, internal cash resources and equity.
Earlier this month, L.I.A Pure Capital requested that we convene a special meeting of shareholders seeking the removal of the Company's current directors and the election of Pure Capital's director nominees in their stead. We are surprised by this demand and believe it is unwarranted, given the conclusive achievements of BOS management and its Board of Directors.”
Mr. Cohen concluded, “This is an exciting time for our Company. We thank our shareholders for their support during 2018 and hope they continue to support BOS management and our board of directors as we execute our growth plan and M&A strategy.”
BOS will host a conference call today, Monday, February 25, 2019, at 10a.m. EST - 5:00 p.m., Israel Time. A slide deck will accompany the earnings call and may be found on the investor relations page of the BOS website at http://www.boscom.presentation, or click here). A question-and-answer session will follow management’s presentation. To access the conference call, please dial one of the following numbers:
US: +1-888-281-1167, International: +972-3-9180644.
For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay of the call will be available the next day on the BOS website, http://www.boscom.com
B.O.S. Better Online Solutions Ltd. (BOSC) is a leading Israeli provider of RFID and Mobile solutions and a global provider of Supply Chain solutions to enterprises. BOS' RFID and Mobile division offers both turnkey integration services as well as stand-alone products, including best-of-breed RFID and AIDC hardware and communications equipment, BOS middleware and industry-specific software applications. The Company's Supply Chain division provides electronic components consolidation services to the aerospace, defense, medical and telecommunications industries as well as to enterprise customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.boscorporate.com.
For more information:
Investor Relations Contact:
John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau
Institutional Marketing Services (IMS)
Eyal Cohen, CO-CEO & CFO
B.O.S Better Online Solutions Ltd.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
BOS reports financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP and herein provides some non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures are intended to supplement the Company’s presentation of its financial results that are prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses the non-GAAP measures presented to evaluate and manage the Company’s operations internally. The Company is also providing this information to assist investors in performing additional financial analysis that is consistent with financial models developed by research analysts who follow the Company. The reconciliation set forth below is provided in accordance with Regulation G and reconciles the non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The forward-looking statements contained herein reflect management's current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of BOS. These risk factors and uncertainties include, amongst others, the dependency of sales being generated from one or few major customers, the uncertainty of BOS being able to maintain current gross profit margins, inability to keep up or ahead of technology and to succeed in a highly competitive industry, inability to maintain marketing and distribution arrangements and to expand our overseas markets, uncertainty with respect to the prospects of legal claims against BOS, the effect of exchange rate fluctuations, general worldwide economic conditions and continued availability of financing for working capital purposes and to refinance outstanding indebtedness; and additional risks and uncertainties detailed in BOS' periodic reports and registration statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. BOS undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
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