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Forward Reports Fiscal 2019 First Quarter Results

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forward Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORD), a single source solution provider for the full spectrum of hardware and software product design and engineering services as well as a designer and distributer of carry and protective solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year ended September 30, 2019.

First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Loss from Operations was $481 thousand compared to income from operations of $51 thousand for the first quarter of 2018. 
  • Revenues were $10.2 million vs $6.3 million compared to the first quarter of 2018.
  • Gross profit percentage declined to 12.8% in the first quarter of 2018 compared to 15.8% in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Net loss for the quarter was $531 thousand compared to net income of $47 thousand in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Loss per share was $.06 per share compared to $.01 per share for the first quarter of 2018.

Terry Wise, Chief Executive Officer of Forward Industries, stated, “During the first quarter of 2019 we have been engaged in earnest discussions relating to a strategic collaboration with a Swedish company, Mooni AB International, to secure a portfolio of smart enabled products distributed and sold to retail outlets in the US. The terms of this collaboration have been now agreed. This enhanced product and retail capability will significantly augment our strategy in establishing new routes to market. For the quarter, our organic business continued in line with our expectations. In the design division, due to unexpected overruns on two design and development projects, some substantial costs were incurred without related revenues. We continue to develop a promising pipeline. We are extremely excited about the potential for the future.”

The tables below are derived from the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements included in its Form 10-Q filed on February 14, 2019 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Please refer to the Form 10-Q for complete financial statements and further information regarding the Company’s results of operations and financial condition relating to the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. Please also refer to the Company’s Form 10-K for a discussion of risk factors applicable to the Company and its business. 

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 including statements regarding opportunities from our investment in products, anticipated outcome from our collaboration with Mooni and promising pipeline of future opportunities. Forward has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as “may”, “should,” “expect,” “hope,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause its actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks include the inability to expand our customer base, pricing pressures, lack of success of our sales people, failure to develop products at a profit, unanticipated issues with Mooni and their relationship with retail outlets in the U.S., failure to commercialize products that we develop and unanticipated issues with our affiliated sourcing agent, failure to take advantage of synergies between IPS and Forward and issues integrating with IPS. No assurance can be given that the actual results will be consistent with the forward-looking statements. Investors should read carefully the factors described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s filings with the SEC, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2018 for information regarding risk factors that could affect the Company’s results. Except as otherwise required by Federal securities laws, Forward undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason.

A bout Forward Industries

Incorporated in 1962, and headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, Forward is a fully integrated design, development and manufacturing solution to top tier medical and technology customers worldwide. Through its recent acquisition of Intelligent Product Solutions (“IPS”) the Company has expanded its ability to design and develop solutions for our existing multinational client base and expand beyond the diabetic product line in to a variety of industries with a full spectrum of hardware and software product design and engineering services. In addition to our existing designs and distribution of carry and protective solutions, primarily for hand held electronic devices, the company now provides one stop shopping for the design development and manufacturing opportunities from a variety of sources.

Forward Industries, Inc.
Michael Matte, CFO
(561) 465-0031

  December 31,   September 30,  
   2018   2018  
Current assets:        
Cash $   4,417,281     $   4,369,866    
Accounts receivable, net     9,303,933         9,024,518    
Inventories     1,427,412         1,568,914    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     275,614         248,434    
Total current assets     15,424,240         15,211,732    
Property and equipment, net     327,712         358,975    
Intangible assets, net     1,370,564         1,411,182    
Goodwill     2,182,427         2,182,427    
Other assets     63,550         63,550    
Total assets $   19,368,493     $   19,227,866    
Liabilities and shareholders' equity        
Current liabilities:        
Line of credit $   1,300,000     $   350,000    
Accounts payable     724,226         329,967    
Due to Forward China     3,772,364         4,197,435    
Deferred income     85,793         125,013    
Notes payable - short-term portion     1,715,063         1,770,112    
Capital leases payable - short-term portion     52,681         56,876    
Deferred consideration - short-term portion     221,000         200,000    
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     463,652         594,887    
Total current liabilities     8,334,779         7,624,290    
Other liabilities:        
Notes payable - long-term portion     30,442         54,335    
Capital leases payable - long-term portion     53,987         64,041    
Deferred rent     51,423         47,605    
Deferred consideration - long-term portion     317,000         338,000    
Total other liabilities     452,852         503,981    
Total liabilities     8,787,631         8,128,271    
Commitments and contingencies        
Shareholders' equity:        
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 40,000,000 shares authorized; 9,533,851 and 9,533,851 shares issued and outstanding, respectively      95,338         95,338    
Additional paid-in capital     18,732,190         18,720,396    
Accumulated deficit     (8,246,666 )       (7,716,139 )  
Total shareholders' equity     10,580,862         11,099,595    
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $   19,368,493     $   19,227,866    


    For the Three Months Ended December 31,  
    2018       2017  
Net Revenues $   10,183,283     $   6,336,467  
Cost of sales     8,880,242         5,333,871  
Gross profit     1,303,041         1,002,596  
Operating expenses:      
Sales and marketing     469,599         278,062  
General and administrative     1,313,969         673,461  
Total operating expenses     1,783,568         951,523  
Income (loss) from operations     (480,527 )       51,073  
Other expenses:      
Interest expense     (45,037 )       -   
Other expense     (4,963 )       (4,422 )
Total other expense     (50,000 )       (4,422 )
Income (loss) before income taxes     (530,527 )       46,651  
Provision for income taxes     -          -   
Net income (loss) $   (530,527 )   $   46,651  
Net income (loss) $   (530,527 )   $   46,651  
Other comprehensive income:      
Translation adjustments     -          600  
Comprehensive income (loss) $   (530,527 )   $   47,251  
Earnings (loss) per share:      
Basic  $   (0.06 )   $   0.01  
Diluted $   (0.06 )   $   0.01  
Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding:      
Basic     9,527,823         8,760,830  
Diluted      9,527,823         8,895,456  

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