Giga-tronics, Inc. has a market cap of $8.29908 million; its shares were traded at around $1.64 with and P/S ratio of 0.6382.
Highlight of Business Operations:Net sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $3,946,000, a 41% increase from the $2,799,000 in fiscal 2012. Net sales in the first nine months of fiscal 2013 increased 10% to $11,409,000 from the $10,382,000 in the first nine months of fiscal 2012. Sales at Giga-tronics Division remained flat for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 versus the same period last year. Sales at Giga-tronics Division decreased for the nine month period ended December 29, 2012 primarily due to a decrease in military shipments. The prior year shipments included a last time sale to a military customer for a now discontinued model. Sales in the first nine months of fiscal year 2013 were not enough to compensate for the sales lost to a discontinued model. Shipments at Microsource increased for the three and nine month periods ended December 29, 2012 compared to the three and nine month periods ended December 31, 2011, primarily due to shipment of a significant order for the military.
Cost of sales as a percentage of sales decreased by 57.4% for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 to 59.4% compared to 116.8% for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. In the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 there was a large charge to inventory reserves for products deemed by Giga-tronics management to have limited or no likelihood of future sales.
Cost of sales as a percentage of sales decreased by 15.5% for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 to 60.4% compared to 75.9% from the same period a year ago. The decrease is due to a large charge to inventory reserves in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 as described above.
Operating expenses increased 11% or $692,000 in the first nine months of fiscal 2013 over fiscal 2012 due to an increase of $1,099,000 in product development expenses including prototype and beta test unit costs and restructuring costs in fiscal 2013 (see below), which was partially offset by a $690,000 reduction in selling, general and administrative expenses primarily related to personnel reductions in fiscal 2012 and lower sales commission expense due to increased house account sales. The Company plans to aggressively invest in its instrument products but anticipates a future reduction in operating costs once the planned move of the Microsource operation from Santa Rosa to San Ramon is completed later this fiscal year.
Deferred revenue was $1,263,000 at December 29, 2012 compared to $7,000 at March 31, 2012. The increase of $1,256,000 was due primarily to cash received from advance customer billings during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 associated with a contract with a large aircraft manufacturer.
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