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Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2016 Financial Results

May 11, 2016
By Business Wire News


Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (“IS&S” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ISSC) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 ended March 31, 2016.

For the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reported sales of $8.7 million, compared to second quarter fiscal 2015 sales of $5.3 million. Gross profit for the second quarter of 2016 was $5.9 million, up over 270% from the same period a year ago representing a gross margin of 68%. These increases are attributable to both an increase in the proportion of product revenue as well as the benefit of a reversal of liabilities(1) recorded in the quarter. The Company reported second quarter 2016 net income of $1.6 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or $0.02 per share, in the second quarter a year ago.

Geoffrey Hedrick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IS&S, said, “I am pleased to report strong quarterly earnings as we achieved our second consecutive quarter of sequential revenue growth. Our focus on increasing our mix of production revenue continues to yield attractive gross margins, which remained at our historical level of over 50%, after having first returned to those levels last quarter. This helped drive a 273% increase in gross profit, which was also aided by the reversal of certain liabilities in the quarter. While our results benefitted from this adjustment, its effect was diluted by the $800,000 increase in legal expenses as well as a more than doubling of our investment in research and development spending. The timing of new orders remain uneven, and I would note that bookings for the first half of the current fiscal year remain ahead of comparable production revenues. Book-and-ship activity has also played a meaningful role in quarterly results over the past 18 months, which we expect to continue. Finally, cash flow generated added to our already strong financial condition. Our performance over the first half of fiscal 2016 represents significant progress against the challenges encountered a year ago. Our goal is to build on the strategy that has enabled this rapid recovery, through the continued focus on winning new production contracts, the introduction of innovative new products and the opening of new markets where our outstanding price-for-performance value proposition can build value for our shareholders.”

New orders in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $3.0 million and backlog was $7.6 million at March 31, 2016, unchanged from September 30, 2105. Backlog excludes potential future production orders from products in development under the Company’s engineering development contracts, including the Pilatus PC-24 and the KC-46A, which the Company expects to remain in production for a decade following completion of their respective development phases. The Company expects that these contracts will add to production sales already in backlog.

Six Months Results

Total sales for the six months ended March 31, 2016 were $15.2 million, compared to $12.0 million for the six months ended March 31, 2015. Gross profit for the first half of fiscal 2016 was $9.2 million(1), up 112% from the year ago period. Net income for the six months ended March 31, 2016 was $1.4 million, or $0.08 per share, compared to $0.2 million or $0.01 per share, over the first half of fiscal 2015.

At March 31, 2016, the Company had $17.2 million of cash on hand, up by approximately $0.9 million from September 30, 2015. Cash provided by operating activities was $0.9 million for the quarter.

Shahram Askarpour, President of IS&S, added, “Results in the second quarter reflect the success of our efforts to more aggressively market our existing portfolio of products, such as iGNS, Standby Displays, and other enhancements. This increase in production contracts for existing products with short lead times is also helping grow our steady flow of routine book-and-ship business. In addition, we are growing the content in many of our newer products, which has led to larger orders. We still believe international markets where we currently have only a small share, such as Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, are markets with the greatest growth potential, as these markets have been the source of some of our recent new contract wins. And, with product margins exceeding 50% in recent quarters, we believe we have right-sized the organization for optimal efficiency, productivity and performance. The significant increase in our research and development commitment reflects our belief that we have the opportunity to grow our business through internally developed new products. By expanding our portfolio with products in complementary, adjacent and new markets, we are continuing to broaden our growth potential and increase the value of the Innovative Solutions & Support franchise.”

(1)In January 2016, the company renegotiated an agreement with a customer whereby $1.3 million of unbilled receivable and our obligations associated with certain product levels were canceled. The bad debt expense related to the impairment of the unbilled receivable was previously recognized in the company’s September 30, 2015 audited financial statements. In addition, as a result of the changes to the agreement, we recognized an approximately $1.2 million positive impact to the statement of operations in the second quarter resulting from a reversal of $1.2 million in associated liabilities consisting of deferred revenue and a contract loss accrual.

Conference Call

The Company will be hosting a conference call on May 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss these results and its business outlook. Please use the following dial in number to register your name and company affiliation for the conference call: 877-883-0383 and enter the PIN Number 8263998. The call will also be carried live on the Investor Relations page of the Company web site at

About Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. ( is a systems integrator that designs and manufactures flight guidance and cockpit display systems for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and retrofit applications. The company supplies integrated Flight Management Systems (FMS) and advanced GPS receivers for precision low carbon footprint navigation.

Certain matters contained herein that are not descriptions of historical facts are “forward-looking” (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those discussed in filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of the factors that will determine the Company’s future results are beyond the ability of management to control or predict. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s views only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
March 31, September 30,
2016 2015


Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,207,882 $ 16,282,039
Accounts receivable 6,584,316 2,394,695
Unbilled receivables, net 1,725,273 3,920,209
Inventories 4,071,347 4,597,316
Deferred income taxes 479,320 933,499
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,429,040 1,221,717
Total current assets 31,497,178 29,349,475
Property and equipment, net 6,943,414 7,095,330
Other assets 164,148 168,948
Total assets $ 38,604,740   $ 36,613,753  


Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 2,262,903 $ 1,435,981
Accrued expenses 2,582,274 2,568,531
Deferred revenue 342,001 756,745
Total current liabilities 5,187,178 4,761,257
Deferred income taxes 457,943 507,184
Other liabilities 2,865 2,826
Total liabilities   5,647,986     5,271,267  
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ equity

Preferred stock, 10,000,000 shares authorized, $.001 par value, of which 200,000 shares are authorized as Class A Convertible stock. No shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015


Common stock, $.001 par value: 75,000,000 shares authorized, 18,812,465 and 18,756, 089 issued at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively

18,813 18,756
Additional paid-in capital 51,400,058 51,148,722
Retained earnings 2,181,643 818,768

Treasury stock, at cost, 1,846,451 shares at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015

  (20,643,760 )   (20,643,760 )
Total shareholders’ equity   32,956,754     31,342,486  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 38,604,740   $ 36,613,753  
Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Three months ended Six months ended
March 31, March 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net sales $ 8,660,982 $ 5,286,050 15,244,561 12,010,306
Cost of sales   2,757,635   3,702,654     6,025,403   7,665,105  
Gross profit 5,903,347 1,583,396 9,219,158 4,345,201
Operating expenses:
Research and development 1,337,616 647,473 2,269,216 1,302,472

Selling, general and administrative

  2,592,615   1,573,888     5,285,559   3,514,379  
Total operating expenses 3,930,231 2,221,361 7,554,775 4,816,851
Operating income (loss) 1,973,116 (637,965 ) 1,664,383 (471,650 )
Interest income 8,340 6,013 15,366 11,898
Other income   26,623   9,407     59,032   20,229  
Income (loss) before income taxes 2,008,079 (622,545 ) 1,738,781 (439,523 )
Income tax expense (benefit)   429,766   (258,454 )   375,906   (669,174 )
Net income (loss) $ 1,578,313 $ (364,091 ) $ 1,362,875 $ 229,651  
Net income (loss) per common share:
Basic $ 0.09 $ (0.02 ) $ 0.08 $ 0.01  
Diluted $ 0.09 $ (0.02 ) $ 0.08 $ 0.01  
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic  16,925,719  16,925,028    16,917,679  16,940,377  
Diluted  17,018,161  16,925,028    17,009,299  17,043,735  

Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.
Relland Winand
Chief Financial Officer