CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – November 2, 2018 – CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced preliminary results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2018.
Preliminarily and subject to finalization for reporting in our Report on Form 10-Q, for the 3rd quarter of 2018, we have recorded revenues for the quarter of approximately $4.0 million and an operating loss of approximately $2.9 to 3.0 million. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, we had revenues of approximately $19.6 million and an operating loss of approximately $3.4 to $3.5 million. Final amounts and further detail will be available in our Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 which we expect to file on November 14, 2018.
As a result of continuing delays in the permitting process for construction of modifications needed for our new CVD Materials facility in Central Islip, NY, we believe that we will not begin operations at this facility until the latter part of the second quarter of 2019. In order to minimize the delay, we have engaged a new architect and have met with local officials to try to accelerate the permitting process in order to finish necessary construction. As a result of this delay, we have and will incur additional expenses and carrying costs associated with the CVD Materials facility which we did not anticipate. We do however, remain very optimistic about the CVD Materials business and its contribution to the Company’s future success.
Additionally, the level of new orders from customers has not been received as anticipated, and without these orders, we believe our level of revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 will approximate the level of revenue in the third quarter. As a result, we expect to report operating losses for the fourth quarter of 2018 and first quarter of 2019 and the timing for return to profitability depends upon, among other things, the receipt of new orders, receiving the necessary building permits and the ensuing ramp up of the materials business. We are reviewing our planned expenditures and operating expenses, for potential cost savings to minimize these losses.
Our line of credit expired by its terms in September 2018. We have elected not to renew our credit line at this time because (a) renewal terms were not acceptable to us, (b) we have not borrowed on our line of credit in the past 10 years, and (c) we have sufficient cash and cash equivalents (approximately $14.2 million as of September 30, 2018) to meet our working capital and capital expenditure requirements over the next twelve months.
About CVD Equipment Corporation
CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of chemical vapor deposition, gas control, and other state-of-the-art equipment and process solutions used to develop and manufacture materials and coatings for research and industrial applications. This equipment is used by its customers to research, design, and manufacture these materials or coatings for aerospace engine components, medical implants, semiconductors, solar cells, smart glass, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, LEDs, MEMS, and other applications. Through its application laboratory, the Company provides process development support and process startup assistance with the focus on enabling tomorrow’s technologies™. It’s wholly owned subsidiary CVD Materials Corporation provides advanced materials and metal surface treatments and coatings to serve demanding applications in the electronic, biomedical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, and many other industrial markets.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by CVD Equipment Corporation) contains statements that are forward-looking. All statements other than statements of historical fact are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements, “as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward looking information involves a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed or anticipated by management. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among other factors, conditions, success of CVD Equipment Corporation’s growth and sales strategies, the possibility of customer changes in delivery schedules, cancellation of orders, potential delays in product shipments, delays in obtaining inventory parts from suppliers and failure to satisfy customer acceptance requirements.
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