Senstar Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results
YEHUD, Israel, Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Senstar Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: SNT), a leading international provider of comprehensive physical, video and access control security products and solutions, today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. Management will hold an investors' conference call later today (at 10 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the results.
Mr. Dror Sharon, Chief Executive Officer of Senstar Technologies, said, "We delivered 11% revenue growth in the third quarter, as a result of our solid performance, especially in the APAC region, attributable to a large infrastructure contract that was announced in the second quarter of this year. Our US business experienced contract delays related to COVID, including our difficulty in fulfilling customer orders due to supply chain constraints that created a shortage of semiconductors. On a positive note, we increased our trade show activities this quarter and had numerous productive meetings at events in the US, Europe, and the UK. The upturn in our marketing activity increased our operating expenses in the quarter as business processes recovered from COVID restrictions. Opportunities to engage with customers face-to-face are helping to build our pipeline of new business for future growth.
"A key growth lever for Senstar Technologies is adding new products and enhancing our current product offering," continued Mr. Sharon. "This quarter we enhanced our PIDS offering with the release of our thermal camera, creating a powerful perimeter solution. We also released our game-changing Fusion Hardware-Software engine, which we anticipate will drive increased software sales and raise gross margins over time. Customer response to these new products has been overwhelmingly positive. In order to leverage the improving business environment in the APAC region and sustain our momentum there, we announced a new Senior Regional Director based in Hong Kong. These business drivers, in combination with our excellent balance sheet, positions Senstar Technologies to deliver growth, improve profitability and deliver value for our shareholders."
THIRD QUARTER 2021 RESULTS
Revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $9.3 million, an increase of 10.6% compared with $8.4 million in the third quarter of 2020. The increase in third quarter revenue was primarily due to a solid performance in the APAC region from a large infrastructure contract announced in the prior quarter.
Third quarter gross profit was $5.6 million, or 60.7% of revenue, compared with $5.4 million, or 64.1% of revenue. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to a shift in the mix of products sold during the quarter, a higher cost of materials driven by global supply chain challenges and unfavorable foreign currency valuations.
Operating expenses were $4.8 million, an increase of 10.1% compared to the prior year's third quarter operating expenses of $4.4 million. The increase in operating expenses is primarily attributable to increased sales and marketing activity compared to the 2020 period when there was slowdown in similar activities due to the global pandemic.
Operating income for the third quarter was $0.8 million compared to $1 million in the year-ago period.
Financial expense was $0.4 million compared to $0.1 million in the third quarter last year. This is due to the adjustment of monetary assets and liabilities, denominated in currencies other than the functional currency of the operational entities in the group. At the end of each period, a change in currency valuation of monetary assets and liabilities is recorded as a non-cash financial expense or income.
Income from continuing operations was $44,000 in the third quarter of 2021 compared to $533,000 in the year ago quarter.
Net loss in the quarter was $0.2 million or ($0.01) per share versus net income of $616,000 or $0.01 per share in the third quarter of last year. The net loss in the current period includes a net loss of $0.3 million from discontinued operations versus net income from discontinued operations of $0.1 million in the year ago quarter.
EBITDA from continuing operations for the third quarter was $1.1 million versus $1.3 million in the third quarter of 2020.
On September 22, 2021, the Company made a cash distribution to shareholders in the amount of $1.725 per share, or approximately $40 million in the aggregate.
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and deposits related to continuing operations as of September 30, 2021, was $24.0 million, or $1.03 per share, compared with cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash and deposits related to continuing operations of $24.5 million, or $1.06 per share, at December 31, 2020.
EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION:
The Company will host a conference call later today, November 16, 2021. The call will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, 5 p.m. Israel Time, 3 p.m. UK Time. The Company requests that participants dial in 10 minutes before the conference call commences.
To participate, please call one of the following teleconferencing numbers and the conference ID number 13724320:
The conference call will also be webcast live at: https://78449.themediaframe.com/dataconf/productusers/vvdb/mediaframe/47094/indexl.html.
A replay link of the call will be available at senstartechnologies.com on November 16, 2021, after 1 p.m. Eastern time through November 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
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About Senstar Technologies
With innovative perimeter intrusion detection systems (including fence sensors , buried sensors , and above ground sensors), intelligent video-management , video analytics , and access control , Senstar offers a comprehensive suite of proven, integrated solutions that reduce complexity, improve performance and unify support. For 40 years, Senstar has been safeguarding people, places and property for organizations around the world, with a special focus in utilities , logistics , corrections , and energy markets.
For more information, visit the Company's website at www.senstartechnologies.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
The Company reports financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP. To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, the Company presents the Non-GAAP presentation of EBITDA. This non-GAAP measure is not in accordance with, nor is it a substitute for, a GAAP measure. The Company uses EBITDA to evaluate and manage the Company's operations internally. The Company is also providing this information to assist investors in performing additional financial analysis. Reconciliation between the company's results on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in a table below.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on assumptions and expectations which may not be realized and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even be anticipated. Future events and actual results, financial and otherwise, may differ from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. A number of these risks and other factors that might cause differences, some of which could be material, along with additional discussion of forward-looking statements, are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, there is uncertainty about the spread of the COVID19 virus and the impact it will have on the Company's operations, the demand for the Company's products, global supply chains and economic activity in general.
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Company Codes: NASDAQ-NMS:SNT
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