MOCON Announces Record Revenues for the Second Quarter 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--()--MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) today reported sales of $15.6 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of 14 percent compared to $13.7 million for the same quarter in 2013, and a new quarterly record for the Company. Net income for the second quarter 2014 was $1.2 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, an increase of 45 percent compared to net income of $802,000 or $0.14 per diluted share, in the first quarter 2013. Sales totaled $30.9 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014, an increase of 10 percent compared to $28.1 million during the first six months of 2013. Net income and diluted earnings per share were $1.9 million and $0.33, respectively, for the first half of 2014, an increase of 14 percent compared to $1.7 million and $0.29 for the same period in 2013.

The sales growth for the current quarter was attributable to our Industrial Analyzer and Other segment which recorded a 27 percent increase in revenues, which was driven by continued strong demand in the oil and gas exploration and environmental monitoring markets. In addition, sales in our Package Testing segment increased in the current quarter by 22 percent due primarily to improved shipments of headspace analyzers to service the order backlog which was created in the fourth quarter 2013 due to a sensor warranty issue. Sales in our permeation segment were down slightly in the current quarter due mainly to a soft domestic market for both instruments and consulting services. In the second quarter 2014, the Company began shipments of the OX-TRAN™ Model 2/22, its new generation of oxygen permeation instruments, which was not a significant contributor to revenue in the period.

The Company-wide gross margin was consistent at 56 percent for each of the second quarters ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. The current year margin was slightly lower than plan due primarily to the lower than expected domestic sales of permeation instruments. Selling, general and administrative expenses were slightly higher in the second quarter and six-months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same periods last year due primarily to increased commissions and headcount, as well as higher audit and SOX consulting fees. As a percentage of revenues, selling, general and administrative expenses decreased for both the quarter ended and six-months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same periods last year.

“We are pleased to report a 14 percent growth in revenues and a 45 percent increase in net income for the quarter as our Industrial Analyzer and Package Testing groups showed strong growth in their respective markets,” said Robert L. Demorest, MOCON President and CEO. “We are encouraged by the fact that we see significant growth drivers in all our major business segments, ranging from intensified oil and gas exploration, growing environmental initiatives for cleaner water and air, and regulatory requirements for improved food and beverage consumer safety.”

MOCON is a leading provider of detectors, instruments, systems and consulting services to research laboratories, production facilities, and quality control and safety departments in the medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, packaging, environmental, oil and gas and other industries worldwide. See for more information.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements that can be identified by words such as “will,” “may,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “continue,” or other similar expressions. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. MOCON undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In addition to the risks and uncertainties of ordinary business operations and conditions in the general economy and the markets in which the company competes, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. These factors include, but are not limited to, the integration and performance of Dansensor, the terms of our credit agreement including financial covenants included therein, competition and technological change, setbacks in product development programs, order cancellations, dependence on certain key industries, and other factors set forth in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and other documents MOCON files with or furnishes to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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(in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)


Quarters Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2014   2013 2014   2013
Products $14,869 $12,947 $29,511 $26,688
Consulting services 705   741   1,377   1,447  
Total sales 15,574   13,688   30,888   28,135  
Cost of sales
Products 6,344 5,606 12,811 11,613
Consulting services 508   426   966   888  
Total cost of sales 6,852   6,032   13,777   12,501  
Gross profit 8,722 7,656 17,111 15,634
Selling, general and administrative expenses 5,947 5,668 12,090 11,271
Research and development expenses 989   1,079   2,114   2,198  
Operating income 1,786 909 2,907 2,165
Other income (expense), net (94 ) (86 ) (151 ) (191 )
Income before income taxes 1,692 823 2,756 1,974
Income tax expense 527   21   861   306  
NET INCOME $1,165   $802   $1,895   $1,668  
Net income per common share:
Basic $0.21 $0.14 $0.34 $0.30
Diluted $0.20 $0.14 $0.33 $0.29
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 5,655 5,538 5,648 5,529
Diluted 5,775 5,672 5,770 5,669


June 30, 2014

December 31, 2013

Cash and marketable securities $5,453 $4,338
Accounts receivable, net 10,887 12,609
Inventories 8,498 7,471
Other current assets 2,840 3,151
Total current assets 27,678 27,569
Property, plant and equipment, net 5,912 5,727
Investment in affiliated company 3,411 3,442
Goodwill, intangibles and other assets 21,500 21,966
Total assets $58,501 $58,704
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity:
Revolving lines of credit $4,849 $4,264
Notes payable, current 1,893 2,698
Other current liabilities 10,069 9,973
Total noncurrent liabilities 3,357 4,300
Stockholders’ equity 38,333 37,469
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $58,501 $58,704


Darrell Lee, 763-493-6370

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MOCON Announces Record Revenues for the Second Quarter 2014


Darrell Lee, 763-493-6370