Omnitek reports strong 2013 financial results due to ramp up of diesel-to-natural gas conversions

An increase in sales of diesel-to-natural gas conversion kits helped Omnitek engineering end 2013 on a strong financial note.

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation reports results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 -- highlighted by a strong balance sheet to support an accelerating ramp up of diesel-to-natural gas conversion kit sales and increasing fleet interest subsequent to the end of 2013.

For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, the company reported a net loss of $526,480, or $0.03 per share, compared with $50,298, or $0.00 per share, a year ago. Revenues for the same period were $225,057 compared with $650,473 a year earlier, reflecting the timing and volume of orders.

The company reported a net loss for the full year of $1.6 million, or $0.08 per share, compared with a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.07 per share, a year earlier.  Revenues for the full year were $1.1 million compared with $1.9 million in 2012.

Revenues were impacted by the appreciation of the U.S. Dollar against the local currencies in certain international markets, as well as delayed order shipments to OE customers due to model-year changeovers.

Results for the 12 months ended December 31, 2013 reflect non-cash expenses, including the value of options and warrants granted in the amount of $314,467 and depreciation and amortization of $22,206 compared with non-cash expenses for the value of options and warrants granted of $653,856 and depreciation and amortization of $6,369 a year earlier.

“We anticipate sales of our diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions kits and natural gas engines will greatly accelerate in the coming quarters of 2014 -- supported by expanding sales to our bus fleet customer in Mexico, announced last week, and the expected near-term commencement of kit shipments to a European customer.  We also expect the near-term ramp up fleet sales in the United States, which will include utilization of our EPA-certified kits for the widely operated line of heavy-duty Navistar DT466E and DT530E engines,” says Werner Funk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Omnitek Engineering Corporation.

Operating expenses for 2013 deceased 13% to $2,027,070 from $2,333,924 in 2012. General and administrative expense for 2013 was $1,711,440 compared with $2,041,447 in 2012, primarily due to an approximate $300,000 option and warrant expense reduction on a year-over-year basis and no private placement expenses being incurred in 2013. Salary and wages were higher in 2013 by approximately $204,671, due primarily to additions to staff in preparation for the anticipated ramp up of domestic and international sales of conversion kits in 2014.  Research and development outlays increased slightly to $292,228 in 2013 compared with $285,745 in 2012 to further support the development of additional diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits.

“With more than eight million heavy-duty trucks on the road in the United States and a repayment period of typically one to two years for our diesel-to-natural gas conversion kits, the opportunities are significant and the company is better positioned than at any time in its history to capitalize on the pent-up domestic demand for our technology. We look forward to adding other EPA and state-related certifications this year,” Funk emphasizes.