CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH)
Yesterday, CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) announced their Q3 2017 earnings results and today the market responded by sending CPSH shares higher by 2.7% in early trading. Over the past six months, shares of the advanced materials manufacturer have traded between $1.10 and $1.35. Today’s morning trading saw shares open $0.08 higher than yesterday’s close and run up to the inter-day high of $1.30 before sellers stepped in and sent the stock back down to $1.15. Volume has been heavy – over 20 times the posted daily average.
CPS Technologies Business
Norton, MA-based CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) develops and manufactures metal-matrix composite components used to improve the reliability and performance of certain electrical systems. CPS products are used in motor controllers for hybrid and electric vehicles, high-speed trains, subway cars and wind turbines. They are also used as heat-spreaders in internet switches, routers, and high-performance microprocessors. CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) also develops and produces metal-matrix composites for the defense, aerospace, and oil & gas sectors.
CPS Technologies Q3 Earnings
CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) announced revenues of $4.2 million and net income of $13 thousand for Q3 2017. This compares with revenues of $3.3 million and a net loss of $139 thousand for the quarter ended October 1, 2016.
Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 were $10.8 million compared with revenues of $12.5 million for the corresponding period a year ago- a 14% drop. The net loss for the nine-month period in 2017 totaled $925,000 compared with a $200,000 net loss for the first nine months of 2016.
Grant Bennett, CEO, said, “A year ago we reported that we expected the weakness in demand would persist for a few more quarters. This belief turned out to be accurate as it was not until the second quarter this year that we achieved a sequential increase in quarterly revenues. The upward trend continued this quarter which is 48% higher than our low point of Q1, 2017. As a result of the increase in revenues, we were able to generate above breakeven results for the first time in over a year.”
CPSH Stock Performance
Earnings have been decreasing each year since 2014 when the company posted a per share profit of $0.08. Last year, 2016, the company posted a per share loss of (-$0.03). That downtrend accompanied lower annual sales figures. Their best year was 2014 when they reported $23.1 million in sales. That number has declined each year since, and for 2016 sales were listed at $15.4 million.
CPSH shares are down almost 25% for the year and over 40% year-to-date. The current trading price is barely above the 52-week low of $1.02 and almost half the 52-week high of $2.20.
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About the author: Marc has a degree in economics and a MSc. in Finance. Over his 20-year career, Marc has worked for global investment firms in Europe and the United States as an analyst, fund manager, and consultant.