42nd Consecutive Quarterly Dividend Payment Declared;
OTTAWA, October 18, 2021 – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI and OTCQB: CYSNF) a leading global provider of commercial grade mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended August 31, 2021.
The Company generated revenues of $1,011,055 and a net loss after taxes of $157,711 or 0 cents per share. This compares with revenues of $1,773,918 and net income after taxes of $210,856, or 1 cent per share as reported in 2020.
The year-to date net income for fiscal 2021 stands at $1.1 million, as compared to a net loss of $0.4 million for the same year-to-date period last year.
2021’s gain in year-to-date profitability has led to a 5.6% increase in the Company’s working capital. The Q3 2021 working capital of $23,721,425 compares to $22,472,963 in working capital as at November 30, 2020.
The Company paid out $504,927 in dividends during the third quarter, while continuing to innovate and invest in the next generation of advanced antenna products.
The Company also announced the payment of an eligible quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.0125 per common share payable on November 16, 2021, to all shareholders of record as of November 2, 2021. Based on the closing price of $2.46 per share on October 15th, 2021, this dividend represents a yield of 2.0% on an annualized basis. This is the Company’s 42nd consecutive quarterly dividend.
“Although Q3 total revenues came in lower than last year’s levels, we are now experiencing a healthy increase in quoting activity and bookings of future sales orders from existing and new resellers. It is also encouraging that our Q3 revenues outpaced our Q2 sales this year” said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
“While worldwide markets are still struggling as a result of the pandemic, I am cautiously optimistic about future demand given the more recent improvement in our sales pipeline”, added Klein.
“C-COM remains committed to an extensive R&D effort to develop the next generation electronically steered phased array antenna technologies. In August 2021 we announced that we had another successful test of our latest phased array antenna prototype over the Telesat Anik F3 satellite. This new modular platform will eventually provide a cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications—from fixed to mobility satellite broadband services, and for the rapidly emerging millimeter-wave 5G cellular services. Our goal is to develop a leading world market product line based on this technology.” Klein concluded.
About C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. is a pioneer and world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of transportable and mobile satellite-based antenna systems. The Company has developed proprietary, auto-acquisition controller technology for rapid antenna pointing to a satellite with just the press of a button, enabling Broadband Internet via Satellite across a wide range of market applications worldwide, including regions unserved or underserved by terrestrial access technologies.
C-COM has sold more than 8,500 antenna systems, in over 100 countries, through a dedicated dealer network that provides service to a wide range of vertical markets such as Oil & Gas Exploration, Military Communications, Disaster Management, SNG, Emergency Communications, Cellular Backhaul, Telemedicine, Mobile Education, Government Services, Mobile Banking, and others. The Company’s iNetVu® brand is synonymous with high quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.
C-COM is in late-stage development of a potentially revolutionary Ka-band, electronically steerable, modular, conformal, flat panel phased array antenna. In cooperation with the University of Waterloo, C-COM is engaged in the design of this unique antenna with the intent of providing low-cost, high-throughput mobility applications over satellite for land, airborne and maritime verticals. For additional information please visit www.c-comsat.com
iNetVu® is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
The Company is publicly traded on the Canadian Venture Exchange (TSXV: CMI) and on the US OTC Exchange (OTCQB: CYSNF).
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Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions. Statements about C-COM’s expectations as to its performance after the COVID-pandemic and its intentions with respect to its Ka-band antenna version all contain forward-looking information. Several factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The COVID pandemic may last longer than expected or C-COM’s preparations may not translate into expected performance for any number of reasons, some of which are beyond C-COM Satellite Systems’ control. Anticipated benefits of the new technology may not be realized, and new products and services may not be released or, if released may not gain market acceptance. Any of those events and others could influence future performance and C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.’s ability to achieve the results mentioned above. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Readers are directed to the risk factors associated with the business of C-COM Satellite Systems in the company’s most recent MD&A available at www.SEDAR.com.