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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:30 pm EST



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EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSC) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.

Revenues for fiscal 2016 were $28.0 million compared to $20.1 million for fiscal 2015. For the current year, operating income was $2.4 million, and net income was $2.0 million or $0.12 per share. In fiscal 2015, the Company reported an operating loss of $(3.6) million and a net loss of $(5.9) million or $(0.35) per share.

Geoffrey Hedrick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. said, “Fiscal 2016 was a year of significant improvement, returning to positive growth in revenues, profits and cash flow, while also positioning ISSC to capitalize on emerging opportunities expected to arise with the approach of new NextGen mandates. We believe our strategy is sound and is working as we transformed the nature of our revenue over the past year so that we now generate over 90% of our revenue from profitable production contracts. The transformation of the air traffic control system, often referred to as the 'NextGen mandates', holds great promise, as it is expected to yield significant improvements to both aircraft safety and performance. Over the past year, we have significantly increased our commitment to internally developed new products and are expanding our distribution channels in order to further penetrate this market. The fully NextGen - compliant cockpit we’ve developed - capable of meeting all known upcoming mandates over the next 10 years - illustrates our ability to quickly respond to emerging opportunities. I am confident that we have adopted strategy, developed the technologies, and the financial strength that will enable us to continue to create value for our shareholders.”

At September 30, 2016, the Company had $18.8 million of cash on hand and remained debt free. Cash increased by $2.5 million during the course of fiscal 2016. New orders for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 were $4.4 million, and backlog at September 30, 2016 was $4.6 million, compared to $6.4 million at June 30, 2016. Backlog excludes potential future sole-source production orders from products in development under the Company’s engineering development contracts, including the Pilatus PC-24, and the KC-46A, both of 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.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reported revenues of $6.2 million, compared to revenues of $3.1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. Cash provided by operating activities was $1.9 million for the quarter. The Company reported fourth quarter fiscal 2016 operating income of $500,000 and net income of $400,000, or $0.02 per share. The Company reported a fourth quarter fiscal 2015 net loss of $2.6 million, or $(0.15) per share.

Shahram Askarpour, President of ISSC, commented, “Fiscal 2016 was a transformational year in which we modified our strategy, realigned our resources and strengthened relationships, all of which now serve as a solid foundation from which to continue to grow. By concentrating on production contracts, we’ve sharpened our focus, which has returned gross margins to their higher, historic levels. A greater emphasis on internally funded research and development investment has enabled us to create new products that we believe can quickly capitalize on current market needs. These products also appeal to broad market opportunities in contrast to the narrower market potential of the customer-funded engineering programs that characterized many past development efforts. And, by supplementing our strong base of customers with an expanding distribution network, we can continue to build a steady stream of increasingly more stable underlying book-and-ship production revenue. At the same time, we are preparing for a market that is anxious to implement the latest in NextGen technology. By incorporating NextGen technologies such as ADS-B in, ADS-B out, LPV and RNP capabilities into our products, many operators are not waiting for FAA mandates and are choosing to start to update their cockpits now. This is creating increased interest, especially in our Flight Management System. We enter fiscal 2017 in strong financial position, and with a game plan that is intended to optimize the value of our franchise and benefit our shareholders.”

Conference Call

The Company will be hosting a conference call on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET 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 5238989. 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 (OEM’s) 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
September 30, September 30,
2016 2015


Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,767,661 $ 16,282,039
Accounts receivable 4,511,091 2,394,695
Unbilled receivables, net 1,597,672 3,920,209
Inventories 3,645,828 4,597,316
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   847,207     1,221,717  
Total current assets 29,369,459 28,415,976
Property and equipment, net 6,962,562 7,095,330
Non-current deferred income taxes - 426,315
Other assets   156,948     168,948  
Total assets $ 36,488,969   $ 36,106,569  


Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 1,503,771 $ 1,435,981
Accrued expenses 1,889,908 2,568,531
Deferred revenue   179,585     756,745  
Total current liabilities 3,573,264 4,761,257
Non-current deferred income taxes 67,701 -
Other liabilities   -     2,826  
Total liabilities   3,640,965     4,764,083  
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 September 30, 2016 and 2015

- -

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

18,813 18,756
Additional paid-in capital 51,392,159 51,148,722
Retained earnings 2,805,569 818,768

Treasury stock, at cost, 2,096,451 shares at September 30, 2016 and 1,846,451 at September 30, 2015

  (21,368,537 )   (20,643,760 )
Total shareholders' equity   32,848,004     31,342,486  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 36,488,969   $ 36,106,569  
Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Three months ended Twelve months ended
September 30, September 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Sales $ 6,220,551 $ 3,137,089 $ 27,969,703 $ 20,067,084
Cost of sales   2,835,905   2,482,200     11,482,323   13,135,349  
Gross profit 3,384,646 654,889 16,487,380 6,931,735
Operating expenses:
Research and development 1,198,954 603,395 4,873,328 2,705,208

Selling, general and administrative

  1,639,232   2,935,725     9,170,865   7,847,270  
Total operating expenses 2,838,186 3,539,120 14,044,193 10,552,478
Operating income (loss) 546,460 (2,884,231 ) 2,443,187 (3,620,743 )
Interest income 9,047 6,535 33,504 24,804
Other income   6,950   1,878     78,440   33,283  
Income (loss) before income taxes 562,457 (2,875,818 ) 2,555,131 (3,562,656 )
Income tax expense (benefit)   165,328   (312,006 )   568,330   2,303,478  
Net income (loss) $ 397,129 $ (2,563,812 ) $ 1,986,801 $ (5,866,134 )
Net income (loss) per common share:
Basic $ 0.02 $ (0.15 ) $ 0.12 $ (0.35 )
Diluted $ 0.02 $ (0.15 ) $ 0.12 $ (0.35 )
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 16,931,156 16,905,526 16,927,055 16,924,189
Diluted 17,075,535 16,905,526 17,039,296 16,924,189


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