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SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. Reports 2021 First Quarter Results

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COLUMBUS, OH / ACCESSWIRE / April 29, 2021 / SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. ("SCI") (OTCQB:SCIA), today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

SCI is a global supplier and manufacturer of advanced materials for physical vapor deposition thin film applications which works closely with end users and OEMs to develop innovative, customized solutions.

Jeremy Young, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented "Positive developments occurred in our business throughout the first quarter of 2021. These included higher gross profit compared to a year ago, order backlog which more than doubled from 2020 year-end, and record cash of $3 million on March 31, 2021. Our growth strategy is gaining momentum as we continue to add customers in complementary niche markets for SCI's manufactured products and custom powder solutions."

Mr. Young continued, "The global semiconductor chip shortage is currently impacting companies across a wide range of industries, including some of our customers. Based on recent industry reports and corporate announcements it is anticipated to continue into at least the second half of this year. This could create temporary volatility between quarters in the Company's revenue and volume during the remainder of 2021. We are actively monitoring these developments, including frequent contact with customers, and adapting to specific changes in their forecasts."

Total Revenue

Total revenue for the 2021 first quarter was $3,022,310 compared to $3,438,795 for the same period in 2020. The 12% decrease was principally due to lower pricing which was partially offset by higher volume and product mix.

Order backlog more than doubled to $5.7 million during the first three months of 2021. This amount compares to $2.6 million on December 31, 2020, and $5.0 million on March 31, 2020.

Employee Retention Credit

The Company recognized an Employee Retention Credit totaling $256,000 during the first quarter of 2021, which was authorized in the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act enacted in December 2020. Of this amount, $151,000 was included in gross profit and $105,000 in operating expenses.

Gross profit

Gross profit increased 58% to $803,036 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, from $509,338 a year ago. Approximately half of this increase was attributable to product mix and improved manufacturing efficiencies, while the remaining amount was due to recognition of an Employee Retention Credit of $151,000.

Operating expenses

Operating expenses (general and administrative expense, research and development expense, and marketing and sales expense) were $377,493 for the 2021 first quarter compared to $421,853 a year ago. The 11% decrease in operating expenses compared to the first quarter of 2020 was attributable to the $105,000 Employee Retention Credit recorded during the 2021 first quarter related to qualifying compensation expenses. General and administrative expense for the 2021 first quarter included higher compensation and professional fees which were offset by an Employee Retention Credit of $36,000. Marketing and sales expense for the 2021 first quarter included one-time consulting expense plus the addition of a sales employee, which was offset by approximately $30,000 related to the credit noted above. The Company continues to pursue research and development (R&D) initiatives including specialty materials and custom applications for niche markets. The 56% decrease in R&D expenses for the 2021 first quarter compared to last year was primarily related to recognition of $39,000 of the previously noted credit.

Income from Operations

The Company's 2021 first quarter income from operations increased to $425,543 from $87,485 for the same period last year. Excluding the amount related to the Employee Retention Credit, income from operations increased 94% to $170,036 compared to the 2020 first quarter amount.

EBITDA*

Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) increased to $867,970 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, from $203,195 for the same period last year. This significant increase was primarily due to higher gross profit, the Employee Retention Credit and gain on extinguishment of debt related to the forgiveness of the Company's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.

Income Applicable to Common Shares

Income applicable to common shares for the 2021 first quarter was $646,547, or $0.14 per share, compared to $75,478, or $0.02 per share, a year ago. The increase was attributable to a $256,000 Employee Retention Credit and $325,300 gain on extinguishment of debt related to forgiveness of the Company's PPP loan.

Net Cash and Total Debt Outstanding

Net cash on March 31, 2021, was $3.0 million compared to $1.8 million on the same date in 2020 and $2.9 million on December 31, 2020.

Total debt outstanding was $360,179 on March 31, 2021, or approximately 51% below the $728,934 amount on December 31, 2020. Most of this decrease was due to forgiveness of the Company's PPP loan by the U.S. Small Business Administration in January 2021. Principal payments on finance lease obligations were $43,454 during the first three months of 2021.

The Company was approved for an $800,000 line of credit during the first quarter of 2021, which is specifically for the acquisition of equipment during this year. This amount is in addition to a $1 million line of credit previously renewed in October 2020. There were no amounts outstanding on either line of credit on March 31, 2021.

About SCI Engineered Materials, Inc.

SCI Engineered Materials is a global supplier and manufacturer of advanced materials for PVD thin film applications which works closely with end user and OEMs to develop innovative, customized solutions. Additional information is available at www.sciengineeredmaterials.com or follow SCI Engineered Materials, Inc. at:

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*A reconciliation of the differences between the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measure of EBITDA as used in this release with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included in the financial schedules that are a part of this release. This non-GAAP financial measure is intended to supplement and should be read together with our financial results. It should not be considered an alternative or substitute for, and should not be considered superior to, our reported financial results. Accordingly, users of this financial information should not place undue reliance on this non-GAAP financial measure.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Those statements include, but are not limited to, all statements regarding intent, beliefs, expectations, projections, customer guidance, forecasts, plans of the Company and its management. These forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. One or more of these factors have affected, and could in the future affect, the Company's projections. Therefore, there can be no assurances that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. Due to the significant uncertainties in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other persons, that the objectives and plans of the company will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on information presently available to the management of the Company. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Contact: Robert Lentz
(614) 439-6006

SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.
BALANCE SHEETS

ASSETS            
 
  March 31,     December 31,  
 
  2021     2020  
 
  (UNAUDITED)        
Current Assets
           
Cash
  $ 3,006,933     $ 2,917,551  
Accounts receivable, trade
    482,440       459,471  
Tax Receivable-Employee Retention Credit
    255,507       -  
Inventories
    3,430,883       1,180,359  
Prepaid expenses
    84,936       131,333  
Total current assets
    7,260,699       4,688,714  
 
               
Property and Equipment, at cost
    9,009,200       9,009,779  
Less accumulated depreciation
    (6,916,978 )     (7,121,647 )
 
    2,092,222       1,888,132  
 
               
Right of use asset, net
    337,189       357,396  
Deferred tax asset
    931,475       1,019,317  
Other assets
    95,592       96,623  
Other Assets
    1,364,256       1,473,336  
 
               
TOTAL ASSETS
  $ 10,717,177     $ 8,050,182  
 
               
 
               
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY      
       
Current Liabilities
               
Finance lease obligations
  $ 140,744     $ 160,416  
Notes payable
    -       252,577  
Operating lease obligations
    91,000       86,844  
Accounts payable
    298,588       147,284  
Customer deposits
    3,254,936       1,010,236  
Accrued expenses
    207,594       220,728  
Total current liabilities
    3,992,862       1,878,085  
 
               
Finance lease obligations, net of current portion
    219,435       243,218  
Notes payable, net of current portion
    -       72,723  
Operating lease obligations, net of current portion
    279,240       304,989  
Total liabilities
    4,491,537       2,499,015  
 
               
Total Shareholders' Equity
    6,225,640       5,551,167  
 
               
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
  $ 10,717,177     $ 8,050,182  
                 

SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 AND 2020
(UNAUDITED)

             
 
  2021     2020  
 
           
Revenue
  $ 3,022,310     $ 3,438,795  
 
               
Cost of revenue
    2,219,274       2,929,457  
Gross profit
    803,036       509,338  
 
               
General and administrative expense
    287,881       283,165  
 
               
Research and development expense
    38,219       86,904  
 
               
Marketing and sales expense
    51,393       51,784  
 
               
Income from operations
    425,543       87,485  
 
               
Gain on extinguishment of debt
    (325,300 )     -  
 
               
Interest expense
    7,638       4,069  
 
               
Income before provision for income taxes
    743,205       83,416  
 
               
Provision for income taxes
    90,620       1,900  
 
               
Net income
    652,585       81,516  
 
               
Dividends on preferred stock
    6,038       6,038  
 
               
INCOME APPLICABLE TO COMMON SHARES
  $ 646,547     $ 75,478  
 
               
Earnings per share - basic and diluted
               
 
               
Income per common share
               
Basic
  $ 0.14     $ 0.02  
Diluted
  $ 0.14     $ 0.02  
 
               
Weighted average shares outstanding
               
Basic
    4,479,823       4,385,998  
Diluted
    4,506,531       4,394,574  
                 

SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 AND 2020
(UNAUDITED)

             
 
  2021     2020  
 
           
CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN):
           
Operating activities
  $ 452,394     $ 170,612  
Investing activities
    (319,558 )     (156,237 )
Financing activities
    (43,454 )     (24,152 )
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH
    89,382       (9,777 )
 
               
CASH - Beginning of period
    2,917,551       1,828,397  
 
               
CASH - End of period
  $ 3,006,933     $ 1,818,620  

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 AND 2020
(UNAUDITED)

      2021       2020  
Net income
  652,585     81,516  
Interest
    7,638       4,069  
Income taxes
    90,620       1,900  
Depreciation and amortization
    115,106       113,690  
EBITDA
    867,970       203,195  
 
               
Stock based compensation expense
    21,888       31,180  
Adjusted EBITDA
  889,858     234,375  
                 

SOURCE: SCI Engineered Materials, Inc.

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