Arotech Revenue Jumps 24%

ANN ARBOR — The Ann Arbor defense and security technology developer Arotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ARTX) Monday reported revenue of $27.8 million in the second quarter ended June 30, up 24 percent from $22.4 million in the same quarter a year earlier.

Net income was $1.8 million, or 9 cents a share, up from $1.5 million or 10 cents a share a year earlier.

For the six months, net income was $2.8 million or 14 cents a share, up from $2.2 million or 11 cents a share a year earlier. Revenue was $50.2 million, up from $44.4 million a year earlier.

The company also reported an adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the quarter of $4 million, up from $2.5 million a year ago. The adjusted figure excludes financial expenses, including interest; income tax expenses; depreciation and amortization; stock compensation expenses; and one time transaction expenses.

The company said its backlog of orders was $74.1 million as of June 30, up from $58 million as of Dec. 31.

“We present a set of excellent results for the second quarter, which were the highest in our history,” said Arotech chairman and CEO Robert S. Ehrlich. “We anticipate 2014 being a record year for Arotech in terms of both revenue and profitability. For the first time, our Battery and Power Systems Division’s results include the results of the recently acquired operations of UEC and were over half our revenues in the quarter. The assimilation of UEC in only one quarter has gone very well and the resulting jump in revenue from that division, as well as strong improvements in margins across the board, is very encouraging. We are also seeing strong demand for our simulation products, and we are very satisfied with the recent project wins, particularly the large $36 million follow-on VCTS order that we reported in June.”

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Arotech provides defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators and trainers, as well as zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates two major business divisions: Training and Simulation, and Battery and Power Systems.

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