Avante Announces Results for the Period Ended June 30, 2017
TORONTO-Ontario- August 25, 2017 – Trading symbols: TSX – XX.V, OTC – ALXXF
Avante Logixx Inc., (“Avante” the “Company” or the “Group”) through its subsidiaries, Avante Security Inc. (“ASI”), INTO-Electronics Inc. (“INTO”), City Wide Locksmiths Ltd. (“CWL”) and Architronics Limited (“Architronics”), provides best in class security systems and services for residential and commercial clients, and high-rise condominium applications, with industry leadership in designing and installing complex security systems, access control, intelligent video analytics, high-end lock services and smart home automation, through the use of advanced technology and a focus on client service. The Company is pleased to announce its results for the period ended June 30, 2017:
RESULTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2017
|June 30, 2017||June 30, 2016||Variance (%)|
|Revenues – Recurring Monitoring and Response ||1,576,863||1,491,754||5.70%|
|Revenues – Other Security Services||3,808,143||3,231,630||17.80%|
|Total gross profit||1,949,079||1,786,238||9.10%|
|Net income before tax||306,341||371,674|
|Net income for the period||201,341||263,204|
|Basic income per share||0.002||0.003|
|Diluted income per share||0.002||0.003|
|Total common shares outstanding||81,532,052||81,382,052|
|Total common shares outstanding (diluted)||81,748,163||81,727,145|
|Total liabilities (excl. deferred revenue and bank debt)||3,726,116||2,916,657|
|Bank and other debt||180,502||124,742|
|Equity holders of the parent||11,396,555||10,730,923|
The CEO of Avante, George Rossolatos, announced the Company’s results for the period ended June 30, 2017. During the period, the Company generated revenues of $5,385,006, an increase of 14.0% as compared to $4,723,384 for the period ended June 30, 2016. This increase was attributable to: a) organic growth in monitoring and premium executive response service offerings; b) the addition of Architronics as of March 1, 2017, which generated $523,828 of revenues for the quarter from the sale of home and commercial automation installations. Revenues from recurring monitoring and response services grew by 5.7%, largely owing to a 10% increase in the number of subscribers to the Company’s executive response services and to a price increase on the Company’s premium response packages, instituted in February 2017. Revenues from other security services (residential and commercial security installations and services, lock services and smart home and commercial automation services) grew by 17.8%, aided by a 7.1% increase in revenues from installations of residential and commercial security systems, and the addition of Architronics’ installation revenues, partially offset by reduction in revenues from the non-core guard services.
Overall gross margin for the period ended June 30, 2017 was $1,949,079 or 36.2% as compared to $1,786,238 or 37.8% for the period ended June 30, 2016. The gross margin before expensing $60,000 of fair value adjustment of inventory (following the acquisition of CWL) was 37.3%. The blended gross margin from the rapid response, secure transport, international security travel advisory and monitoring services was 52.2% for the period, as compared to 50.8% for the period ended June 30, 2016. Gross margin on residential and commercial security installations was 15.0% for the period ended June 30, 2017 as compared to 17.6% for the period ended June 30, 2016. With the integration of the technical services teams of ASI and INTO nearing completion, the Company expects that this margin will improve even further in the next quarters.
The Company’s Adjusted EBITDA for the period ended June 30, 2017 was $648,303 as compared to $627,601 period ended June 30, 2016.
According to George Rossolatos, CEO of Avante, “We are pleased with the results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. We are working towards ensuring that activity levels are maximized across all subsidiaries. CWL and Architronics are building a significant order backlog which should translate to increased revenues.”
Mr. Rossolatos further commented that, “We continue to improve our systems infrastructure in anticipation of further growth. Also, we are optimistic with regard to several acquisition targets which are currently in our pipeline.”
Net income before taxes amounted to $306,341 for the period ended June 30, 2017 as compared to $371,674 for the period ended June 30, 2017. This was after recognizing certain non-cash expenses such as amortization of $130,450 on intangible assets (June 30, 2016: $103,300), fair value adjustment of $60,000 (June 30, 2016: $nil) of CWL inventory, and share based payments of $64,968 (June 30, 2016: $41,298).
The Company continues to generate steady cash flows from operations and maintains approximately $3 million of cash presently on hand and no long term debt.
As announced on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Avante will be hosting a conference call to discuss the aforementioned results on Monday, August 28, 2017, to discuss the aforementioned results at 8:30 AM EST.
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About Avante Logixx
Avante Logixx Inc. (TSXV: XX) is a Toronto based security, monitoring, system integration and technology company. Its subsidiaries, Avante Security Inc. (www.avantesecurity.com), INTO Electronics Inc., (www.247into.com), City Wide Locksmiths Ltd. (www.citywidelocksmith.ca) and Architronics Limited (www.architronics.com) together provide best in class security systems and services for residential and commercial clients, and high-rise condominium applications, with industry leadership in designing and installing complex security systems, access control, intelligent video analytics, high-end lock services and smart home automation. Avante’s group of companies strives to be best in class in each of its verticals including an industry leading rapid alarm response offering combined with alarm system and live video analytics monitoring. Avante’s Executive Services team provides unparalleled end-to-end security solutions for high profile and high net worth families to ensure their safety in a comprehensive yet discrete manner, including an executive transportation option. Avante’s International Travel Security team helps corporations protect traveling employees working abroad in medium/high risk jurisdictions and has executed travel details in over 60 countries. Avante continuously develops innovative products and applications within its core competencies. Please visit our website at www.avantelogixx.com and consider joining our investor email list.
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References to EBITDA are to net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. References to Adjusted EBITDA are to net income plus interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and charges for share-based payments and integration and acquisition costs, expensing of CWL fair value adjustment in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). Neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA is an earnings measure recognized by IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is an appropriate measure in evaluating Avante’s performance. Readers are cautioned that neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA should be construed as an alternative to net income (as determined under IFRS), as an indicator of financial performance or to cash flow from operating activities (as determined under IFRS) or as a measure of liquidity and cash flow. Avante’s method of calculating Adjusted EBITDA may differ from methods used by other issuers and, accordingly, Avante’s Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures used by other issuers.
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 Revenues – Recurring Monitoring and Response includes Alarm Response along with Digital, Wireless and Video Monitoring services
 Adjusted EBITDA – Net income before taxes + Depreciation + Amortization of intangibles + Share Based Payments + Acquisition and integration costs + Expensing of CWL fair value adjustment per IFRS