Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (OTCQB: PEYE), a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced optical instruments for the medical and defense industries.

Third quarter fiscal 2022 highlights:

  • Revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 increased 89% to $4.65 million compared to $2.46 million in the same quarter of the previous fiscal year. Lighthouse, which was acquired on October 5, 2021, contributed $1.29 million in third quarter revenue.
  • Excluding contributions from Lighthouse, revenue for the third quarter increased 37% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
  • Gross margins for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 were 37% compared to 33% in the same quarter of the prior year. Excluding Lighthouse, gross margins exceeded 40%.
  • Net loss of $113,897 during the quarter included $231,115 of stock-based compensation and $52,778 of interest expense. This compared to net income of $552,280 in the same quarter a year ago, which included $808,962 of other income related to the forgiveness of the SBA PPP loan.
  • Adjusted EBITDA, defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation and acquisition-related expenses, was $218,193.
  • The Company’s cash position at the end of the third quarter was $831,585.

Recent additional highlights:

  • In February 2022, the Company announced $1.5 million production orders from a large defense/aerospace customer for a new optical application.
  • In February 2022, the Company received notice that one of its customer’s products has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA.
  • In March 2022, the Company announced $2.5 million production orders from a large medical device company for an existing product in the spinal surgery market.
  • In May 2022, the Company announced the first successful transfer to production of a Lighthouse engineering pipeline product and first shipments against a $600,000 production order for a next generation otoscope application.

Precision Optics’ CEO, Joseph Forkey, commented, “I am extremely pleased with the financial results of the quarter as well as our position for future growth. The third quarter was highlighted by strong organic revenue growth of 37% year-over-year and 19% quarter-over-quarter, as we continue to be awarded production contracts for new products successfully exiting our engineering pipeline and as existing products see a rebound from pandemic delays. We also achieved improvements in gross margins as we better absorbed our fixed costs and continued to realize efficiencies in our manufacturing processes.  Overall, we achieved a return to positive adjusted EBITDA and look to grow our profitability while we invest in our business. As we look to the future, we believe the strong trends we have seen the last couple of quarters are likely to continue, following the recent receipt of new production agreements, a large and growing pipeline where we expect multiple new projects to advance to production in the coming twelve months, and recent industry trends toward the return of elective surgeries.”

The following table summarizes the third quarter (unaudited) results for the periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021:

Three Months
Ended March 31,
Revenues$                    4,651,352$                    2,458,290
Gross Profit1,728,209818,024
Stock Compensation Expenses196,40374,794
Total Operating Expenses1,789,3301,074,042
Operating Income (Loss)(61,121)(256,018)
Net Income (Loss)(113,899)552,278
Income (Loss) per Share
Basic$                            (0.01)$                             0.04
Fully Diluted$                            (0.01)$                             0.04
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
Fully Diluted16,803,04014,068,459

Conference Call Details
Date and Time: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5:00pm ET

Call-in Information: Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing (844) 735-3662 or (412) 317-5705.

Live Webcast Information: Interested parties can access the conference call via a live webcast, which is available at

Replay: A teleconference replay of the call will be available until May 23, 2022 at (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088, confirmation #5109011. A webcast replay will be available at     

About Precision Optics Corporation
Founded in 1982, Precision Optics is a vertically integrated optics company primarily focused on leveraging its proprietary micro-optics and 3D imaging technologies to the healthcare and defense/aerospace industries by providing services ranging from new product concept through mass manufacture.  Utilizing its leading-edge in-house design, prototype, regulatory and fabrication capabilities as well as its Lighthouse Imaging division’s electronic imaging expertise and its Ross Optical division’s high volume world-wide sourcing, inspecting and production resources, the Company is able to design and manufacture next-generation product solutions to the most challenging customer requirements. Within healthcare, Precision Optics enables next generation medical device companies around the world to meet the increasing demands of the surgical community who require more enhanced and smaller imaging systems for minimally invasive surgery as well as 3D endoscopy systems to support the rapid proliferation of surgical robotic systems. In addition to these next generation applications, Precision Optics has supplied top tier medical device companies a wide variety of optical products for decades, including complex endocouplers and specialized endoscopes. The Company is also leveraging its technical proficiency in micro-optics to enable leading edge defense/aerospace applications which require the highest quality standards and the optimization of size, weight and power. For more information, please visit

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Precision Optics has provided in this press release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the Unites States of America (“non-GAAP”). The non-GAAP financial measure is adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization). Adjusted EBITDA also excludes from Net income from continuing operations the effect of Stock-based compensation, Restructuring and other acquisition related expenses and Proceeds from extinguished debt relating to the SBA Payroll Protection Plan loan.

This non-GAAP financial measure assists Precision Optics management in comparing its operating performance over time because certain items may obscure the underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult, as they are of a nature and/or size that occur with inconsistent frequency or relate to discrete acquisition or restructuring plans that are fundamentally different from the ongoing productivity of the Company. Precision Optics management also believes that presenting this measure allows investors to view its performance using the same measures that the Company uses in evaluating its financial and business performance and trends.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information calculated in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure presented above to GAAP results has been provided in the financial tables included with this press release.

About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express the Company’s intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements related to the Company’s future activities or future events or conditions. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s business based, in part, on assumptions made by the Company’s management. These statements are not guarantees of future performances and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those risks discussed in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K and in other documents that we file from time to time with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.

Following are the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2021, and Statements of Operations, for the three and nine month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021:

March 31,
June 30,
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$831,585$861,650
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $253,633 at March 31, 2022 and $251,383 at June 30, 20213,347,6921,878,755
Prepaid expenses318,551150,635
Total current assets7,463,0484,776,435
Fixed Assets:
Machinery and equipment3,196,5853,084,511
Leasehold improvements812,283792,723
Furniture and fixtures216,810178,640
Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization3,599,4913,461,622
Net fixed assets626,187594,252
Operating lease right-to-use asset140,60761,247
Patents, net212,952141,702
TOTAL ASSETS$17,267,004$6,261,300
Current Liabilities:
Current portion of capital lease obligation$40,102$38,347
Current maturities of long-term debt367,714
Current portion of acquisition earn out liability898,855166,667
Accounts payable2,538,0401,205,149
Customer advances1,018,275450,084
Accrued compensation and other862,496589,616
Operating lease liability45,40561,247
Total current liabilities5,770,8872,511,110
Capital lease obligation, net of current portion122,096152,397
Long-term debt, net of current maturities2,053,070
Acquisition earn out liability, net of current portion697,408166,666
Operating lease liability, net of current portion95,202
Stockholders’ Equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value: 50,000,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding 16,887,840 shares at March 31, 2022 and 13,282,476 at June 30, 2021168,878132,825
    Additional paid-in capital56,723,15450,464,280
    Accumulated deficit(48,363,691)(47,165,978)
Total stockholders’ equity8,528,3413,431,127
March 31, 2022 AND 2021
Three Months
Ended March 31,
Nine Months
Ended March 31,
Cost of goods sold2,923,1431,640,2667,397,9145,353,999
Gross profit1,728,209818,0243,486,8232,647,642
Research and development expenses, net214,898146,063433,248443,609
Selling, general and administrative expenses1,574,432927,9793,974,8242,671,176
Business acquisition expenses172,174
Total operating expenses1,789,3301,074,0424,580,2463,114,785
Operating loss(61,121)(256,018)(1,093,423)(467,143)
Other income (expense)
  Interest expense(52,778)(666)(104,290)(2,202)
  Gain on forgiveness of bank note808,962808,962
Net income (loss)$(113,899)$552,278$(1,197,713)$339,617
Income (loss) per share:
Fully diluted$(0.01)$0.04$(0.08)$0.02
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Fully diluted16,803,04014,068,45915,545,86913,841,700
Three Months Ended March 31
Net income from Continuing operations (GAAP)$               (113,899)$                    552,278
Stock Based Compensation231,11686,027
Depreciation & Amortization48,19833,779
Interest Expense52,778666
Proceeds from Extinguished Debt(808,962)
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)$                  218,193$                 (136,212)

SOURCE Precision Optics Corporation

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