Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) (“the Company” or “Carmanah”) today releases preliminary selected financial estimates for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.
- Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 were approximately $13.2 million, up approximately 71% from revenues of $7.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Approximately $3.2 million of fourth quarter revenues are attributable to Sol, Inc. which Carmanah acquired on July 2, 2014. Revenues derived from the historical Carmanah businesses were approximately $10 million, up 30% over the fourth quarter of 2013.
- Full year 2014 revenues were approximately $43.5 million, up approximately 68% over the comparable period in 2013 of $25.9 million.
- Gross margins in the fourth quarter of 2014 are expected to be reasonably consistent with margins achieved in the first nine months of the year.
- Order backlog at December 31, 2014 was approximately $9.0 million, a good portion of which is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2015.
“We are pleased with our revenue growth and see positive momentum building for 2015,” said John Simmons, Chief Executive Officer. “In 2015, on the foundation of a healthy order backlog, we hope to realize on organic growth potential while, at the same time, exploring growth through strategic acquisitions.”
Full financial statement disclosure is scheduled to be made on or about March 10th, 2015, followed by the analyst conference call on or about March 11th, 2015. Details respecting the analyst call will be released approximately one week prior to the call.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Since its founding in 1996, Carmanah has become one of the most trusted names in solar technology, delivering reliable and cost-effective solar powered products and systems for industrial applications worldwide. To date, Carmanah's solutions for marine navigation, airfield ground lighting, aviation obstruction, roadway illumination, parking lot lighting, as well as on and off-grid power generation, have been successfully deployed in over 400,000 installations in 110 countries with proven performance in conditions ranging from desert heat to arctic cold.
In 2013, through shareholder led initiatives, the company was restructured under the leadership of CEO John Simmons, while the Company’s largest shareholder, Michael W. Sonnenfeldt, became non-executive Chairman. Carmanah’s current board members demonstrated their belief in Carmanah's future by being the largest investors in each financing since the restructuring. Now, as a group, the board owns the majority of Carmanah's issued and outstanding shares.
Carmanah Technologies Corporation:
Stuart Williams, (250) 380-0052
Chief Financial Officer/Corporate Secretary
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