Mobile IoT Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, John Mertic, Ed Featherston, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

Circa Reports Sales and Operating results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2013 and common shares issued under the Share Acquisition Plan

CALGARY, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Circa Enterprises Inc. (CTO-TSXV) (the "Company" or "Circa"), a manufacturer of equipment for the telecommunication, electrical utility, and construction industries, reports results of operations for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 and the issuance of common shares under the Share Acquisition Plan.


Summary of fourth quarter operating results:

  • Consolidated sales of $6.9 million in Q4 2013, representing a 26.6% increase compared to Q4 2012 sales of $5.4 million
  • Profit from operations for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $389,000 compared to profit from operations of $174,000 for Q4 2012
  • EBITDA of $547,000 for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $100,000 for Q4 2012 (see below for explanation and calculation of EBITDA)
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $614,000 for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $100,000 for Q4 2012 (see below for explanation and calculation of Adjusted EBITDA)
  • The Company eliminated the drawings against its operating line of credit during the quarter
  • Earnings per share of $0.04 in Q4 2013 compared to $0.02 in Q4 2012

Summary of fiscal year operating results:

  • Consolidated sales of $24.2 million, an increase of 6.8% over the 2012 sales of $22.6 million
  • Profit from operations for the year of $0.8 million or $0.08 per share in 2013 compared to profit from operations of $0.6 million or $0.06 per share for the 2012 fiscal year
  • EBITDA of $1.3 million in 2013, compared to $0.5 million for the 2012 fiscal year
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.5 million for the year compared to $0.9 million in 2012
  • Earnings per share of $0.08 in 2013 compared to $0.06 in 2012
  • Cash balance of $825,000, no debt and working capital of $7.4 million at December 31, 2013

EBITDA is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.  Adjusted EBITDA is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is adjusted for other non-recurring items and non-cash items. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are a non-IFRS financial measures and do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards and, therefore, may not to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.  Management believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful supplemental measures, which provides an indication of the results generated by Circa's primary business activities prior to consideration of how those activities are financed, amortized or taxed.  Readers are cautioned, however, that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to comprehensive income (loss) determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of the Company's financial performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are calculated by the Company as follows:

  Year ended
31 Dec 2013
Year ended
31 Dec 2012
Three months
31 Dec 2013
Three months
31 Dec 2012
  $000's $000's $000's $000's
Profit for the period from operations 818 553 389 174
Income taxes 283 82 102 (135)
Interest 16 15 1 1
Depreciation and amortization 223 253 55 60
EBITDA 1,340 903 547 100
Non-recurring severance charges 118 53 67 -
Adjusted EBITDA 1,458 956 614 100

Consolidated sales for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $6.9 million -- a $1.5 million or 26.6% increase over the same period in 2012. The increase resulted from higher sales in the telecom segment as the Company had a significant increase in orders from the OEM industry.  For the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company recorded consolidated sales of $24.2 million compared to $22.6 million in 2012.

The increase in sales had a positive impact on the Company's earnings in the quarter and when compared to the prior year.  The Company posted a profit of $389,000 for the quarter and $0.8 million for the year compared to profit of $174,000 and $0.6 million, respectively.  As noted in the chart above, the Company was able to generate positive EBITDA of $1.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $1.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Grant Reeves, Circa's Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, stated:

"Circa's 2013 fourth quarter results continue to build on the momentum reported last quarter resulting in significantly improved full year revenues and earnings. The Company successfully executed on several opportunities in 2013 to achieve these results, including a major new program with an OEM customer and focusing on higher margin custom metal business. The second half of the year reflects these trends that are expected to continue into 2014. The Company's strong balance sheet enables strategic investment in equipment, new product lines and expanded marketing initiatives to continue driving sales growth and higher margins."

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

For the years ended December 31   2013 2012
    $000's $000's
Sales   24,175 22,636
Cost of sales   (18,551) (17,529)
Gross profit   5,624 5,107
Selling, general and administrative expenses   (4,508) (4,462)
Operating profit   1,116 645
Gain on sale of assets   1 5
Finance costs   (16) (15)
Profit before tax   1,101 635
Income tax expense   (283) (82)
Profit for the year from operations attributable to shareholders of the Company   818 553
Other comprehensive income (loss):      
Exchange differences on translating foreign operations, net of tax   184 (30)
Total comprehensive income for the year attributable to shareholders of the Company   1,002 523
Earnings per share (in $'s)      
Basic and diluted   0.08 0.06


On March 20, 2014 the Company issued an aggregate of 12,500 common shares to directors pursuant to the Company's Share Acquisition Plan at a deemed price of $0.60 per share in lieu of the cash annual retainers otherwise payable to the directors.

Circa Enterprises Inc. is a public company with operations in Alberta, Ontario and Florida. The outstanding common shares of Circa Enterprises Inc. are listed and trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol CTO. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The Company's annual financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis have been filed with certain securities regulatory authorities in Canada and may be accessed electronically through the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.


SOURCE Circa Enterprises Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...
Intelligent machines are here. Robots, self-driving cars, drones, bots and many IoT devices are becoming smarter with Machine Learning. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Sudha Jamthe, CEO of IoTDisruptions.com, will discuss the next wave of business disruption at the junction of IoT and AI, impacting many industries and set to change our lives, work and world as we know it.
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availabil...
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
The Internet of Things (IoT), in all its myriad manifestations, has great potential. Much of that potential comes from the evolving data management and analytic (DMA) technologies and processes that allow us to gain insight from all of the IoT data that can be generated and gathered. This potential may never be met as those data sets are tied to specific industry verticals and single markets, with no clear way to use IoT data and sensor analytics to fulfill the hype being given the IoT today.
Donna Yasay, President of HomeGrid Forum, today discussed with a panel of technology peers how certification programs are at the forefront of interoperability, and the answer for vendors looking to keep up with today's growing industry for smart home innovation. "To ensure multi-vendor interoperability, accredited industry certification programs should be used for every product to provide credibility and quality assurance for retail and carrier based customers looking to add ever increasing num...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, will discuss how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team a...
In the next forty months – just over three years – businesses will undergo extraordinary changes. The exponential growth of digitization and machine learning will see a step function change in how businesses create value, satisfy customers, and outperform their competition. In the next forty months companies will take the actions that will see them get to the next level of the game called Capitalism. Or they won’t – game over. The winners of today and tomorrow think differently, follow different...
“Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudBerry Backup is a leading cross-platform cloud backup and disaster recovery solution integrated with major public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
What are the successful IoT innovations from emerging markets? What are the unique challenges and opportunities from these markets? How did the constraints in connectivity among others lead to groundbreaking insights? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Carmen Feliciano, a Principal at AMDG, will answer all these questions and share how you can apply IoT best practices and frameworks from the emerging markets to your own business.
Big Data has been changing the world. IoT fuels the further transformation recently. How are Big Data and IoT related? In his session at @BigDataExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will explore the interplay of Big Data and IoT. He will anatomize Big Data and IoT separately in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. He will then analyze the relationship between IoT and Big Data, specifically the drilldown of how the 4Vs of Big Data (Volume, Variety,...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...