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Flame Seal Products, Inc. Releases September 30, 2017 Results
By: Marketwired .
Nov. 14, 2017 01:12 PM
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/14/17 -- FLAME SEAL PRODUCTS, INC. (OTC PINK: FLMP), a leading provider of Specialty Chemicals for the Passive Fire Protection Market, today issues the following update to its Stockholders.
From: Craig Keyser, CEO
Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 were $747,570, a $59,904 or 9% increase compared to the June 30, 2017 quarter and a $142,728 decrease or 17% less than the strong revenues in the June 30, 2016 quarter.
Craig Keyser comments, "Flame Seal's sales marginally improved in the second quarter of 2017, remaining at an unsatisfactory level. The transition from legacy products to FSP's next generation technologies has been lengthy. We intend to re-accelerate Flame Seal's (FSP) sales growth momentum and penetrate markets worldwide eager to adopt improved flame retardant protection for intermediate and end products. 2017 is unfolding as a challenging year as testing new formulations have proved to be more exacting than anticipated. We are working as productively as we can to achieve our goals."
For the quarter ending September 30, 2017 FSP's net loss was $28,574. This and the first quarter's small losses are largely a result of our ongoing development and testing of new products. FSP repeats that the crucial importance of these programs and other new product initiatives to the long-term success of our company cannot be overstated.
During the first nine months of 2017 gross operating margins continued to hold steady at 52%. Operations at the current level of sales are insufficient to generate the free cash flow required to execute FSP's business plan of expanding sales and adding qualified personnel. We are confident that sales will improve materially as new products are introduced, once successfully tested and certified.
Balance Sheet Status
FSP's current ratio at 3.8 has remained healthy in the first nine (9) of 2017. Receivables remain current as we attempt to manage the level of cash to navigate through our product line transition. As of September 30, 2017, FSP had 63,898,153 shares outstanding.
The BOD has elected to delay the holding of the shareholder meeting until the first quarter of 2018 by which time FSP anticipates that more clarity will be available to inform shareholders as to the status of development programs. At least a thirty (30) day notice will be provided, once we determine the date to be set.
Craig Keyser adds, "Since my inception as CEO in 2013 and with the Board of Directors (BOD) strong support, we've strengthened our financial results and condition, but 2017 continues to present frustrating but solvable challenges. We appreciate our stockholders ongoing support and trust."
About Flame Seal
Flame Seal Products, Inc., manufacturer of the world's number one fire prevention technology, was founded in 1992 as a research and development company focused on the investigation and application of passive Fire Prevention Technologies. FLAME SEAL PRODUCTS, INC. (FLMP) began trading its common stock on March 27, 2000. Flame Seal Products, Inc. is also the Transfer Agent of record. The company offers a wide variety of Code Driven solutions for a number of diverse applications and industries, and has developed three passive fire prevention technologies which are the basis for the company's products.
For more company and product information, go to: http://flameseal.com. For publicly disclosed information, go to www.otcmarkets.com - symbol FLMP. All press releases regarding FLMP results and corporate updates can be found in the "News" section and all financials are in the "Filing and Disclosure" section.
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this release may be "forward-looking" statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly from the results expressed or implied in such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to meet the terms and conditions required to obtain its project financing, risks and delays associated with product development, risk of market acceptance of new products, risk of technology or product obsolescence, competitive risks, reliance on development partners and the need for additional capital. Flame Seal takes no obligation to update or correct forward-looking statements, and also takes no obligation to update or correct information prepared by third parties that are not paid for by Flame Seal.
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