Profire Energy Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2020

LINDON, Utah, March 10, 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 fourth quarter and full fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. A conference call will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss the results.
Fourth Quarter SummaryRecognized revenue of $5.7 millionRealized gross profit of $2.8 million or 48.7% of total revenuesSequential gross margin improvementNet income of $55,918 or $0.00 per diluted shareGenerated $141,723 of cash flow from operations
Full-year Fiscal 2020 SummaryRecognized revenue of $21.5 millionRealized gross profit of $9.5 million or 44.4% of total revenuesReduced operating expenses by $3.8 millionNet loss of $2.2 million or ($0.05) per shareCash and liquid investments of over $17.6 million and remained debt-free
“The combination of lower demand, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and excess supply, resulting in historically low crude oil prices in the second quarter, made 2020 the most challenging year in our Company’s history. We responded swiftly to adjust our operating cost structure, and reduced SG&A expenses by $3.8 million for the full year. We also generated full-year positive operating cash flow while remaining debt free,” said Ryan Oviatt, Co-Chief Executive Officer and CFO of Profire Energy.Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial ResultsTotal revenues for the period equaled $5.7 million, compared to $4.0 million in the third quarter of 2020 and $8.1 million in the prior-year quarter. The sequential increase was primarily driven by improving demand caused by higher oil prices in the fourth quarter, with the year-over-year change attributable to lower demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Gross profit was $2.8 million, compared to $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2020 and $3.4 million in the prior-year quarter. Gross margin was 48.7% of revenues, compared to 38.0% of revenues in the prior quarter and 42.0% of revenues in the fourth quarter of 2020. The sequential improvement was due to a higher level of product sales, with the year-over-year differences due to inventory write-offs in 2019.Total operating expenses of $2.8 million, was flat quarter over quarter and down significantly from $4.5 million in the year-ago quarter. The year-over-year improvement was the result of actions taken to reduce expenses and adjust the company’s cost structure in response to COVID-19.Compared with the same quarter last year, operating expenses for G&A decreased 32%, R&D decreased 47% and depreciation decreased by 73%.Net income was $55,918 or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $1.1 million or ($0.02) per share in the third quarter of 2020 and a net loss of $1.6 million or ($0.03) per share in the same quarter last year.Full Year 2020 Financial ResultsTotal revenues for the year equaled $21.5 million, versus $39.0 million in the prior year. This decrease was primarily driven by lower demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a 31.4% drop in the average oil price during the same period.Gross profit was $9.5 million which was down from $19.5 million last year. Gross margin was 44.4% of total revenues, compared to 50.1% of revenues in the prior year. The decrease was driven by product mix changes and by lower fixed cost coverage due to the decrease in revenues.Total operating expenses were $12.6 million, a $3.8 million reduction from the prior year. This decrease is primarily due to actions taken to reduce expenses and the Company’s cost structure in response to COVID-19.Compared with last year, operating expenses for G&A decreased 21%, R&D decreased 33% and depreciation decreased 32%.Net loss was $2.2 million or ($0.05) per share, compared to a net income of $2.0 million or $0.04 per diluted share last year.Cash and liquid investments totaled $17.6 million at December 31, 2020 compared to $18.6 million at the end of 2019, and the Company continues to operate debt-free.“Though challenging, 2020 represented strong gains for Profire in terms of customer acquisition within our traditional space, as well as to new users in agriculture, aviation, infrastructure and renewable industries,” stated Cameron Tidball, Co-CEO of Profire Energy. “We plan and expect to continue to prove the validity and fit for our products both in our expanded traditional markets as well as in additional industries as we broaden our installation base and engage with new channel partners.”Conference CallProfire Energy Executives will host the call, followed by a question and answer period.
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. MT)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-877-705-6003
International dial-in number: 1-201-493-6725
The conference call will be webcast live and available for replay via this link: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=143713. 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 March 25, 2021.Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay Pin Number: 13716903
About Profire Energy, Inc.
Profire Energy is a technology company providing solutions that enhance the efficiency, safety, and reliability of industrial combustion appliances while mitigating potential environmental impacts related to the operation of these devices. It is primarily focused in the upstream, midstream, and downstream transmission segments of the oil and gas industry; however, the Company has commenced identifying applications in other industries where their solutions can likely add value. Profire specializes in the engineering and design of burner and combustion management systems and solutions used on a variety of natural and forced draft applications. Its products and services are sold primarily throughout North America. It has an experienced team of sales and service professionals that are strategically positioned across the United States and Canada. Profire has offices in Lindon, Utah; Victoria, Texas; Homer, Pennsylvania; Greeley, Colorado; Millersburg, Ohio; and Acheson, Alberta, Canada. For additional information, visit www.profireenergy.com.
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 entry into different industries and hosting a quarterly earnings call. 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.Contact:
Profire Energy, Inc.
Ryan Oviatt, Co-CEO and CFO
(801) 796-5127
Three Part Advisors
Steven Hooser, Partner
214-872-2710


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


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


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


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