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Avcorp announces 2013 First Quarter Financial Results

VANCOUVER, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Avcorp Industries Inc. (TSX: AVP) (the "Company" or "Avcorp") today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

During the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the Company recorded income from operations of $440,000 on $19,946,000 revenue, as compared to $860,000 operating income on $25,006,000 revenue for the same quarter in the preceding year; and net income for the current quarter of $108,000 as compared to net income of $151,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Current quarter revenues have decreased from the same quarter in the preceding year primarily as a result of the wind-down of Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) programs.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was positive $1,241,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 compared to a positive EBITDA of $1,951,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.  The decline in EBITDA was primarily as a result of reduced revenues.

Cash flows from operating activities during the quarter ended March 31, 2013 utilized $1,416,000 of cash as compared to utilizing $267,000 of cash during the quarter ended March 31, 2012.  The Company has a working capital surplus of $30,902,000 as at March 31, 2013 which has decreased from the December 31, 2012 $34,819,000 surplus, as a result of an increase in bank indebtedness and accounts payable.  The Company's accumulated deficit as at March 31, 2013 is $55,267,000 (December 31, 2012: $55,375,000).

On May 9, 2013, the Company completed a private placement, which was approved by the Toronto Stock Exchange on April 18, 2013, of 25,489,807 common shares at $0.049 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $1,249,000.  The subscriber in the private placement was Panta Canada B.V. ("Panta"), the principal of which is a director of the Company. Following completion of the private placement, Panta owns approximately 57.9% of the outstanding common shares of Avcorp.

About Avcorp

Avcorp designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the world's leading aircraft companies, including BAE Systems, Boeing, and Bombardier. With more than 50 years of experience, over 400 skilled employees and 354,000 square feet of facilities in Delta BC and Burlington ON, Avcorp offers integrated composite and metallic aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of contracts for new aircraft designs, which require lower‐cost, light weight, strong, reliable structures. Our Burlington location also offers composite repairs for commercial aircraft. Avcorp is a Canadian public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AVP).



Forward-Looking Statements

This release should be read in conjunction with the Company's unaudited financial statements contained in the Company's Annual Report and with the quarterly financial statements and accompanying notes filed with Sedar (

Certain statements in this release and other oral and written statements made by the Company from time to time are forward-looking statements, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; or projected revenues, income, returns or other financial measures.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including the following:  (a) the extent to which the Company is able to achieve savings from its restructuring plans; (b) uncertainty in estimating the amount and timing of restructuring charges and related costs; (c) changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact interest and foreign exchange rates; (d) the occurrence of work stoppages and strikes at key facilities of the Company or the Company's customers or suppliers; (e) government funding and program approvals affecting products being developed or sold under government programs; (f) cost and delivery performance under various program and development contracts; (g) the adequacy of cost estimates for various customer care programs including servicing warranties; (h) the ability to control costs and successful implementation of various cost reduction programs; (i) the timing of certifications of new aircraft products; (j) the occurrence of further downturns in customer markets to which the Company products are sold or supplied or where the Company offers financing; (k) changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; (l) the Company's ability to offset, through cost reductions, raw material price increases and pricing pressure brought by original equipment manufacturer customers; (m) the availability and cost of insurance; (n) the Company's ability to maintain portfolio credit quality; (o) the Company's access to debt financing at competitive rates; and (p) uncertainty in estimating contingent liabilities and establishing reserves tailored to address such contingencies.

(unaudited, prepared in accordance with IFRS, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
Current assets
Cash $    2,900 $    2,597
Accounts receivable 7,525 7,944
Inventories 16,641 16,572
Prepayments and other assets 1,283 1,634
Other receivable 27,391 27,391
55,740 56,138
Non-current assets
Prepaid rent 146 146
Development costs 2,496 2,718
Property, plant and equipment, net 9,338 9,633
Total assets67,720 68,635
Current liabilities
Bank indebtedness 4,289 2,122
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 8,877 7,859
Current portion of long-term debt 837 692
Preferred shares 10,835 10,646
24,838 21,319
Non-current liabilities
Deferred gain 251 263
Lease inducement 543 567
Deferred program revenues 13,148 17,514
Long-term debt 4,138 4,300
Warranty provisions 85 85
43,003 44,048
Capital stock 76,423 76,423
Contributed surplus 3,561 3,539
Deficit (55,267) (55,375)
24,717 24,587
Total liabilities and equity67,720 68,635

(unaudited, prepared in accordance with IFRS, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except number of shares and per share amounts)

Revenues$  19,946 $ 25,006
Cost of sales16,869 20,725
Gross profit3,077 4,281
Administrative and general expenses 2,502 3,309
Office equipment depreciation 136 114
Other (gains) and losses - net (1) (2)
Operating Income440 860
Foreign exchange loss 67 112
Finance costs 265 597
Income before income tax108 151
Income tax expense - -
Income and total comprehensive income for the period108 151
Earnings per share:
Basic earnings per common share 0.00 0.00
Diluted earnings per common share 0.00 0.00
Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding (000's) 254,898 203,862
Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding (000's) 255,898 204,890

(unaudited, prepared in accordance with IFRS, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

Cash flows from operating activities
Income before tax $   108 $     151
Adjustment for items not affecting cash:
Accrued interest and government royalties 79 342
Depreciation 532 767
Deferred tooling revenue amortization and reclassification to revenue (4,463) (3,256)
Development cost amortization and write-off 336 436
Preferred share dividends accrued 189 189
Provision for obsolete inventory (103) (13)
Other items (7) 97
(3,329) (1,287)
Changes in non-cash working capital
Accounts receivable 515 1,704
Inventories 34 (174)
Prepayments and other assets 350 (74)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 1,014 (436)
Net cash from operating activities (1,416) (267)
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of equipment (237) (167)
Payments relating to development costs and tooling (114) (336)
Net cash from investing activities (351) (503)
Cash flows from financing activities
Increase in bank indebtedness 2,167 -
Payment of interest (80) (253)
Proceeds from customer funding of program introduction - 3,476
Repayment of current and long-term debt (17) (217)
Net cash from financing activities 2,070 3,006
Net increase in cash303 2,236
Cash - Beginning of period 2,597 3,778
Cash - End of period 2,900 6,014

(unaudited, prepared in accordance with IFRS, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except number of shares)

Share capitalEquity
Balance December 31, 2011 201,994,113 $ 73,251 $   453 $  3,424 $ (76,016) $  1,112
Issue of common shares 2,323,521 109 - - - 109
Stock based compensation expense - - - 20 - 20
Income for the quarter - - - - 151 151
Balance March 31, 2012 204,317,634 73,360 453 3,444 (75,865) 1,392
Balance December 31, 2012 254,898,072 76,423 - 3,539 (55,375) 24,587
Stock-based compensation expense - - - 22 - 22
Income for the quarter - - - - 108 108
Balance March 31, 2013254,898,07276,423-3,561(55,267)24,717

SOURCE Avcorp Industries Inc.

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