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ETC Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

Electronic Tele-Communications, Inc. (ETC)(Pink Sheets: ETCIA) today reported its second quarter 2014 results. Sales for the quarter were $451,262 compared to $489,259 for the 2013 second quarter. The net earnings for the quarter were $6,163 or $0.00 per Class A common share, compared to earnings of $108,054 or $0.04 per Class A common share for the second quarter of 2013.

Sales for the first six months of 2014 were $943,997 compared to sales of $925,123 in the first six months of 2013. Earnings for the first six months of 2014 were $22,247 or $0.01 per Class A common share, compared to earnings of $108,187 or $0.04 per Class A common share for the first six months of 2013.

Results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 included a $90,075 gain on the sale of an investment, which is contained in the other income line for both periods. The one-time investment gain is related to the sale of securities the company was holding from a previously terminated pension plan. Without the investment gain, the net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 would have been $17,979 and $18,112 respectively, or $.01 per Class A share.

Commenting on the results, ETC President Dean Danner said, “Sales slowed slightly in the second quarter but were still ahead of 2013 for the first six months of 2014. Earnings were impacted by lower margins on system sales partially offset by lower operating expenses. ETC anticipates that the second half of 2014 will continue to generate positive earnings in spite of product certification expenses expected in the second half of the year.”

Electronic Tele-Communications supplies voice announcers and Voice Application Platforms to domestic and foreign telephone utilities under the Audichron® and Digicept® brand names. ETC also supports a network of Time Weather and Temperature systems installed throughout the United States. ETC's equipment provides a wide range of audio information and call handling services via telephone networks, computer networks, and the Internet.

From time to time, information provided by ETC, statements made by its employees, and information included in its press releases and other public statements which are not historical facts are forward-looking in nature and relate to trends and events that may affect our future financial position and operating results. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: business conditions in the telecommunications industry, the adverse effects of the recent worldwide recession and the timing and strength of a subsequent recovery, the Company’s ability to achieve adequate sales levels or sufficient cash flow or cash reserves to support operations, technology changes, backlog, status of the economy, government regulations, sources of supply, expense structure, product mix, major customers, competition, litigation, and other risk factors. Investors are encouraged to consider these risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual future results to be materially different than those expected in its forward-looking statements. ETC does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Electronic Tele-Communications, Inc.
 
Statements of Operations:        
(unreviewed) (unreviewed)
Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30 June 30
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net sales 451,262 489,259 943,997 925,123
Cost of products sold 247,678 246,444 515,336 473,325
Gross profit 203,584 242,815 428,661 451,798
 
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 80,309 86,346 161,292 162,983
Marketing and selling 56,811 65,377 117,581 118,810
Research and development 54,432 67,348 115,838 139,170
191,552 219,071 394,711 420,963
 
Earnings (loss) from operations 12,032 23,744 33,950 30,835
Other income (expense) (5,869 ) 84,310 (11,703 ) 77,352
 
Earnings (loss) before
income taxes 6,163 108,054 22,247 108,187
Income taxes 0 0 0 0
Net earnings (loss) 6,163 108,054 22,247 108,187
 
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share:
Class A common 0.00 0.04 0.01 0.04
Class B common 0.00 0.04 0.01 0.04
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
for basic and diluted 2,509,147 2,509,147 2,509,147 2,509,147
Selected Balance Sheet Data:
  (unreviewed)
Jun 30   Dec 31
2014 2013
Current assets 473,604 508,656
Total assets 520,680 551,948
Current liabilities 841,630 873,003
Total liabilities 863,771 917,286
Stockholders' equity (343,091 ) (365,338 )

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