Profire Energy Reports Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021

Company Reports Gross Margin Improvement and Positive Operating Cash Flow for First Quarter

LINDON, Utah, May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE), a technology company (the "Company") that provides solutions which enhance the efficiency, safety, and reliability of industrial combustion appliances, today reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal 2021 ending March 31, 2021. A conference call will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss the results.

First Quarter Summary

  • Recognized revenue of $5.1 million
  • Realized gross profit of $2.2 million or 42.7% of total revenues
  • Net loss of $(601,500) or $(0.01) per share
  • Generated $1.8 million of cash flow from operations
  • Cash and liquid investments of $19.4 million while remaining debt-free

“The outlook for consumption of oil and gas continues to improve in the short-term as COVID-19 related restrictions ease and vaccine distribution progresses. Given this trend, we believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us and therefore have started to reinvest in our business to ensure we are well positioned to take advantage of the pending recovery. Although we were able to take deliberate actions to drastically reduce expenses during the heart of the pandemic, this quarter’s increase in SG&A is primarily staff-related to accommodate our current and future customers as demand increases. Additionally, I am pleased that we were able to sequentially increase our cash and liquid investments while remaining debt free,” said Ryan Oviatt, Co-Chief Executive Officer and CFO of Profire Energy.

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Total revenues for the period equaled $5.1 million, compared to $5.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 and $7.4 million in the prior-year quarter. The sequential and year-over-year decrease was primarily driven by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our industry which drastically decreased drilling and completion activity and wiped out the capital budgets of our customers in 2020.

Gross profit was $2.2 million, compared to $2.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 and $3.2 million in the prior-year quarter. Gross margin was 42.7% of revenues, compared to 48.7% of revenues in the prior quarter and 42.5% of revenues in the first quarter of 2020. The sequential decrease was due to product mix and lower coverage of fixed costs associated with the drop in revenue.

Total operating expenses were $3.0 million, compared to $2.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 and $3.8 million in the year-ago quarter. The year-over-year improvement reflects the actions taken to reduce expenses and adjust the company’s cost structure in response to the unusual operating environment over the past year.

Compared with the same quarter last year, operating expenses for G&A decreased 22%, R&D decreased 37% and depreciation increased by 14%.

Net loss for the first quarter was ($601,500) or ($0.01) per share, compared to net income of $55,918 or $0.00 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2020 and a net loss of ($365,264) or ($0.01) per share in the same quarter last year.

Cash and liquid investments totaled $19.4 million at March 31, 2021 compared to $17.6 million at the end of 2020, and the Company continues to operate debt-free.

“We are encouraged by the overall level of activity we are seeing in our core legacy business as well as some of the traction we are experiencing in our growth segment areas of focus. We expect this trend to continue for our core business and through our recently signed partnerships with Spartan Controls and ECI,” stated Cameron Tidball, Co-CEO of Profire Energy. “We also continue to strategically explore additional industries where our products and solutions expertise can be leveraged, including power and infrastructure and renewable fuels. Through expansion of strategic partnerships and our internal sales and business development initiatives, we expect to continue to gain brand awareness and sales in both our traditional and new markets.”

Conference Call

Profire Energy Executives will host the call, followed by a question and answer period.
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. MT)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-855-327-6837
International dial-in number: 1-631-891-4304
The conference call will be webcast live and available for replay via this link: The webcast replay will be available for one year.
Please call the conference telephone number five minutes prior to the start time. An operator will
register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting the conference call,
please contact Todd Fugal at 1-801-796-5127.
A replay of the call will be available via the dial-in numbers below after 4:00 p.m. ET on the same
day through May 20, 2021.
Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay Pin Number: 10014415

About Profire Energy, Inc.
Profire Energy assists energy production companies in the safe and efficient production and transportation of oil and natural gas. As energy companies seek greater safety for their employees, compliance with more stringent regulatory standards, and enhanced margins with their energy production processes, Profire Energy's burner management products are continuing to be a key part of their solutions. Profire Energy has offices in Lindon, Utah; Victoria, Texas; Homer, Pennsylvania; Greeley, Colorado; Millersburg, Ohio; and Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. For additional information, visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements. Statements made in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. This release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to statements regarding the Company’s expected growth and expansion outside of the Company’s traditional market, and holding an earnings call on May 6, 2021. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results or performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in, or anticipated by, the forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect such forward-looking statements include certain economic, business, public market and regulatory risks and factors identified in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release and the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Profire Energy, Inc.
Ryan Oviatt, Co-CEO, Co-President & CFO
(801) 796-5127

Three Part Advisors
Steven Hooser, Partner


Item 1 Financial Information

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    As of
    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020
ASSETS   (Unaudited)    
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 10,475,429     $ 9,148,312  
Short-term investments   2,293,992     2,388,601  
Accounts receivable, net   2,772,162     3,719,508  
Inventories, net (note 3)   8,104,532     8,414,772  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (note 4)   823,901     1,678,428  
Income tax receivable   580,751     486,154  
Total Current Assets   25,050,767     25,835,775  
Long-term investments   6,589,247     6,064,294  
Financing right-of-use asset   38,969     50,094  
Property and equipment, net   11,926,464     12,021,811  
Intangible assets, net   1,716,187     1,771,870  
Goodwill   2,579,381     2,579,381  
Total Long-Term Assets   22,850,248     22,487,450  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 47,901,015     $ 48,323,225  
Accounts payable   $ 975,755     $ 1,178,979  
Accrued liabilities (note 5)   1,361,404     1,196,870  
Current financing lease liability (note 6)   36,408     39,451  
Total Current Liabilities   2,373,567     2,415,300  
Net deferred income tax liability   522,163     522,870  
Long-term financing lease liability (note 6)   4,353     12,669  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   2,900,083     2,950,839  
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (note 7)        
Preferred stock: $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized: no shares issued or outstanding        
Common stock: $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized: 51,434,074 issued and 48,021,696 outstanding at March 31, 2021, and 51,384,961 issued and 47,972,583 outstanding at December 31, 2020   51,434     51,385  
Treasury stock, at cost   (5,353,019 )   (5,353,019 )
Additional paid-in capital   30,391,837     30,293,472  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (2,017,292 )   (2,148,924 )
Retained earnings   21,927,972     22,529,472  
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   45,000,932     45,372,386  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 47,901,015     $ 48,323,225  

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-Q and accompanying footnotes.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
    For the Three Months Ended March 31,
    2021   2020
REVENUES (note 8)        
Sales of goods, net   $ 4,657,535     $ 6,860,958  
Sales of services, net   434,814     586,184  
Total Revenues   5,092,349     7,447,142  
Cost of goods sold-product   2,537,634     3,833,682  
Cost of goods sold-services   380,028     448,784  
Total Cost of Goods Sold   2,917,662     4,282,466  
GROSS PROFIT   2,174,687     3,164,676  
General and administrative expenses   2,554,536     3,272,538  
Research and development   256,891     409,726  
Depreciation and amortization expense   167,485     147,472  
Total Operating Expenses   2,978,912     3,829,736  
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS   (804,225 )   (665,060 )
Gain on sale of fixed assets   73,901      
Other income (expense)   (97 )   347  
Interest income   21,062     74,393  
Total Other Income   94,866     74,740  
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES   (709,359 )   (590,320 )
INCOME TAX BENEFIT   107,859     225,056  
NET LOSS   $ (601,500 )   $ (365,264 )
Foreign currency translation gain (loss)   $ 139,606     $ (945,423 )
Unrealized losses on investments   (7,974 )   (157,354 )
Total Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)   131,632     (1,102,777 )
COMPREHENSIVE LOSS   $ (469,868 )   $ (1,468,041 )
BASIC LOSS PER SHARE (note 9)   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )
FULLY DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE (note 9)   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-Q and accompanying footnotes.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
  For the Three Months Ended March 31,
  2021   2020
Net loss $ (601,500 )   $ (365,264 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization expense 293,615     259,801  
(Gain) Loss on sale of fixed assets (73,901 )    
Bad debt expense (3,084 )   133,803  
Stock awards issued for services 125,043     66,348  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable 974,602     1,314,939  
Income taxes receivable/payable (94,597 )   107,561  
Inventories 342,980     537,668  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 906,459     168,546  
Deferred tax asset/liability (707 )   (114,564 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (48,245 )   (1,837,760 )
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 1,820,665     271,078  
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 27,784      
Sale (purchase) of investments (438,830 )   387,326  
Purchase of property and equipment (57,825 )   (525,384 )
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (468,871 )   (138,058 )
Value of equity awards surrendered by employees for tax liability (26,629 )   (148,879 )
Cash received in exercise of stock options     2,020  
Principal paid towards lease liability (11,227 )   (19,089 )
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities (37,856 )   (165,948 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 13,179     (95,598 )
NET CHANGE IN CASH 1,327,117     (128,526 )
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD 9,148,312     7,358,856  
CASH AT END OF PERIOD $ 10,475,429     $ 7,230,330  
Interest $ 1,936     $ 872  
Income taxes $     $  
Common stock issued in settlement of accrued bonuses $     $ 419,373  

These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Form 10-Q and accompanying footnotes.


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