2022 1st Quarter Report
Servotronics Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results Including EPS of $0.13 and Significant Growth in Revenue, Gross Margin and Operating Income
— Revenue growth expected to continue in the second quarter of 2022 driven by increasing order volume from Servotronics’ Advanced Technology Group —
ELMA, N.Y., May 16, 2022 — Servotronics, Inc. (NYSE American – SVT) a designer and manufacturer of servo-control components and other advanced technology products today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022, including significant growth in revenue, gross margin and operating income.
The company reported first quarter 2022 net income of $325,000, or $0.13 per diluted share. First quarter 2021 net income of $541,000, or $0.22 per diluted share, included a $1.4 million or $0.56 per share contribution to earnings from employee retention credits.
“Servotronics’ first quarter results reflect the initial benefits of two years of incredible work by our talented workforce, to ensure this company would be ready to rapidly respond to a recovery in customer orders,” said Chief Executive Officer William F. Farrell, Jr. “Thanks to their efforts, I’m able to join Servotronics at a time when there is significant upside, which we will pursue with renewed purpose. We intend to execute well on deliveries of existing customer orders, explore new opportunities for our current offerings, accelerate product development activities for new markets and applications, and intensify our focus on operational efficiency and excellence. Our work is only just beginning, and I’m very excited by the opportunities we’re well positioned to seize in 2022 and beyond.”
Significant revenue growth and gross margin improvement in the first quarter of 2022 were attributed to an increase in units shipped by Servotronics’ Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and a shift in product mix toward higher-priced products at both the ATG and the Consumer Products Group (CPG).
First quarter consolidated revenues grew to $11.2 million in 2022, increasing 23.3% from $9.1 million last year. First quarter ATG revenue grew to $9.2 million in 2022, increasing 26.9% from $7.2 million last year. First quarter CPG revenue grew to $2.0 million in 2022, increasing 8.9% from $1.9 million in 2021.
Growth in consolidated revenue is expected to continue in the second quarter and first half of 2022, compared to the same periods last year, driven primarily by anticipated increases in ATG revenue and units shipped under long-term prime contracts and subcontracts.
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First quarter consolidated gross margin grew to $2.6 million, or 23.6% of revenue in 2022, more than doubling from the $993,000 or 11.0% reported in 2021. The company continues to believe that its production resources and maintenance of a highly skilled advanced manufacturing workforce have positioned Servotronics well for recovering orders, which will be critical to reducing per-unit costs and sustainably enhancing gross margin in future periods.
Growth in first quarter 2022 selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) and total operating costs and expenses were far outpaced by revenue growth for the period. First quarter SG&A was $2.2 million in 2022, increasing 10.6% from $2.0 million last year. First quarter SG&A as a percentage of revenue improved to 19.5% in 2022, declining 230 basis points from 21.8% last year.
The company’s first quarter total operating costs and expenses were $10.7 million in 2022, increasing 6.7% from $10.0 million last year. Operating costs and expenses reflected higher revenues, as well as continued investments in the business including a March 2022 wage increase, designed to support advanced manufacturing employee recruitment and retention.
Servotronics first quarter operating income grew to $456,000, an increase of $1.4 million from an operating loss of $980,000 last year, as double-digit rates of growth in consolidated revenues and gross margin more than offset modest increases in SG&A and total operating costs and expenses.
The Company is composed of two groups – the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and the Consumer Products Group (CPG). The ATG primarily designs, develops and manufactures servo controls and other components for various commercial and government applications (i.e., aircraft, jet engines, missiles, manufacturing equipment, etc.). The CPG designs and manufactures cutlery, bayonets, pocket knives, machetes and combat knives, survival, sporting, agricultural knives and other edged products for both commercial and government applications.
This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this release, the words “project,” “believe,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. There are a number of factors that will influence the Company’s future operations, including: uncertainties in today’s global economy, including political risks, adverse changes in legal and regulatory environments, and difficulty in predicting defense appropriations, the introduction of new technologies and the impact of competitive products, the vitality of the commercial aviation industry and its ability to purchase new aircraft, the willingness and ability of the Company’s customers to fund long-term purchase programs, and market demand and acceptance both for the Company’s products and its customers’ products which incorporate Company-made components, the Company’s ability to accurately align capacity with demand, the availability of financing and changes in interest rates, the outcome of pending and potential litigation, the severity, magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, including impacts of the pandemic and of businesses’ and governments’ responses to the pandemic on our operations and personnel, and on commercial activity and demand across our and our customers’ businesses, and on global supply chains, the ability of the Company to obtain and retain key executives and employees and the additional risks discussed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SERVOTRONICS, INC. (SVT) IS LISTED ON NYSE American