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Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSC) today announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, ended December 31, 2012.

For the first quarter, the Company reported revenue of $6.5 million, a 35 percent increase compared to the first quarter fiscal 2012 revenue of $4.8 million. The Company reported first quarter 2013 net income of $318,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $343,000, or ($0.02) per fully diluted share, in the same quarter a year ago.

Geoffrey Hedrick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (“ISSC”) said, “The year is off to a strong start, with 35 percent revenue growth leading to our fourth consecutive profitable quarter. New orders totaled over $16 million in the quarter, which increased backlog by nearly $10 million over the last three months. The majority of the orders are related to strategically important new products. These results reflect our strategy of growth through a combination of near term orders for existing products and simultaneous investment in new capabilities that build upon our proprietary technology to develop new opportunities for us across our various commercial air transport, general aviation, and military markets. Over the course of this year, we expect R & D spending to remain elevated and gross margins to reflect a higher mix of Engineering Modification and Development (“EMD”) contracts as we focus on completing programs that will enable us to bring new products to market. Despite the continuing high level of engineering spend on EMD programs and IR&D, we expect to remain profitable. We are progressing toward the next phase of our growth strategy, as we begin a transition from new product development to production orders.”

In December 2012, the Company paid a special cash dividend of $1.50 per share, or an aggregate payment of approximately $25 million. At December 31, 2012, the Company had $17 million in cash and no debt.

First Quarter orders of $16.3 million, backlog increases by 50%

Orders were $16.3 million in the first quarter and backlog was approximately $29.4 million at December 31, 2012, up almost $10 million over the last three months from $19.7 million at September 30, 2012. Backlog includes only modest levels of potential future sole-source production orders from products currently in development under the Company’s EMD contracts.

Shahram Askarpour, President of ISSC, commented, “The first quarter was noteworthy from both a strategic and operational perspective. We booked over $16 million in new business, including production orders for near-term delivery and orders for new products. These orders include a $4 million military contract to provide the Company’s integrated suite of avionics for the C-130 and L-100 aircraft, and an order from Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. for an initial fifty ship sets of our advanced avionics suite. Strategically, we will be providing a first-of-its-kind military application of our flight management system and Beta 3 GPS receivers that provide RNP (Required Navigational Performance) and LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) capabilities. Operationally, these new contracts include initial orders for the more profitable sole source production of products developed under our EMD programs. We are focused on increasing shareholder value by remaining dedicated to serving customers by improving aircraft performance with dependable, high-quality products that offer competitively priced, enhanced functionality.”

Business Outlook

Mr. Hedrick concluded that, “For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, we expect to increase sales and generate a profit, which would represent our fifth consecutive profitable year. Our ability to provide specific targets and ranges remains difficult in the present economic climate; however, we are optimistic about results for 2013. We continue to project that 2013 sales will increase over 2012 sales; however, the continued high investment in lower margin EMD programs and IR&D will constrain the growth of operating income. We will provide additional commentary during our earnings conference call.”

Conference Call

The Company will be hosting a conference call January 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM ET to discuss these results and its business outlook. Those planning to dial in to the call should dial the following number and register their names and company affiliations: 877-883-0383, and enter the PIN Number 0070901. The call will also be carried live on the Investor Relations page of the Company web site at www.innovative-ss.com.

About Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (www.innovative-ss.com) is a systems integrator that designs and manufactures flight guidance and cockpit display systems for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and retrofit applications. The company supplies integrated Flight Management Systems (FMS) and advanced GPS receivers for precision low carbon footprint navigation.

Certain matters contained herein that are not descriptions of historical facts are “forward-looking” (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those discussed in filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of the factors that will determine the Company’s future results are beyond the ability of management to control or predict. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflects management’s views only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheet
December 31, September 30,
2012 2012


Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,027,886 $ 42,977,501
Accounts receivable, net 4,238,626 3,978,512
Inventories 3,467,694 3,801,547
Deferred income taxes 1,683,578 1,588,162
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   3,669,728     2,031,644  
Total current assets 30,087,512 54,377,366
Property and equipment, net 7,151,650 7,214,378
Non-current deferred income taxes 697,805 846,887
Other assets   145,400     158,600  
Total Assets $ 38,082,367   $ 62,597,231  


Current Liabilities
Accounts payable $ 779,288 $ 1,139,464
Accrued expenses 2,609,028 2,723,812
Deferred revenue   1,161,532     1,426,552  
Total current liabilities 4,549,848 5,289,828
Deferred income taxes 129,201 128,998
Other liabilities   77,376     98,002  
Total Liabilities   4,756,425     5,516,828  
Commitments and contingencies - -
Shareholders' Equity

Preferred Stock, 10,000,000 shares authorized, $.001 par value, of which 200,000 shares are authorized as Class A Convertible stock. No shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012

- -

Common stock, $.001 par value: 75,000,000 shares authorized, 18,521,044 and 18,329,314 issued at December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012, respectively

18,521 18,329
Additional paid-in capital 48,781,705 47,845,732
Retained earnings 4,915,307 29,605,236

Treasury stock, at cost, 1,756,807 and 1,756,632 shares at December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012, respectively

  (20,389,591 )   (20,388,894 )
Total Shareholders' Equity   33,325,942     57,080,403  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 38,082,367   $ 62,597,231  
Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Operations
Three months ended December 31,
2012 2011
Sales $ 6,536,734 $ 4,755,459
Cost of Sales   3,496,482   2,629,860  
Gross Profit 3,040,252 2,125,599
Operating expenses:
Research and development 850,852 790,223
Selling, general and administrative   1,804,809   1,993,575  
Total operating expenses 2,655,661 2,783,798
Operating income (loss) 384,591 (658,199 )
Interest income 17,572 21,779
Interest expense - (237 )
Other income   11,545   42,069  
Income (loss) before income taxes 413,708 (594,588 )
Income tax expense (benefit)   96,119   (251,609 )
Net income (loss) $ 317,589 $ (342,979 )
Net income (loss) per common share
Basic $ 0.02 $ (0.02 )
Diluted $ 0.02 $ (0.02 )
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
Basic 16,613,122 16,721,494
Diluted 16,613,128 16,721,494

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