CORRECTION: Crawford United Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results
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CORRECTION: Crawford United Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results

  • Earnings per share of $1.89 for the year and $0.88 for the quarter
  • Sales of $127.8 million for the year, an increase of 22.6%
  • Net Income of $6.6 million for the year, an increase of 16.1%
  • EBITDA As Defined1 of $15.6 million for the year, an increase of 28.6%

CLEVELAND, March 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a release issued under the same headline on Tuesday, March 21st by Crawford United Corporation (OTC: CRAWA), please note an early draft of the release was sent. The corrected release follows:

Crawford United Corporation (OTC: CRAWA), a growth-oriented holding company serving diverse markets, today reported results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2022.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2022, sales were $32.7 million compared with $27.3 million in the same period in 2021, an increase of 19.5%. In the quarter, the Company recorded operating income of $2.8 million compared with operating income of $0.7 million in the same period of the prior year, an increase of 308.4%.  Net income was $3.1 million, or $0.88 per fully diluted share, compared to $0.1 million, or $0.02 per fully diluted share in the fourth quarter of the prior year, an increase of 4,644.8%. EBITDA As Defined was $4.3 million in the fourth quarter compared to $1.9 million in the same period of the prior year, an increase of 132.9%.     

For the year ended December 31, 2022, sales were $127.8 million compared with $104.2 million in 2021, an increase of 22.6%. In 2022, the Company recorded operating income of $8.5 million compared with operating income of $7.0 million in 2021, an increase of 22.1%. Net income was $6.6 million, or $1.89 per fully diluted share, compared with net income of $5.7 million, or $1.66 per fully diluted share in the prior year, an increase of 16.1%. EBITDA As Defined was $15.6 million compared to $12.2 million in 2021, an increase of 28.6%.   

For the quarter and year ended December 31, 2022, the increases in sales were due to organic growth in each segment, in addition to the acquisitions during 2022 of Reverso Pumps, Separ America and Knitting Machinery. The increase in sales for the year was also attributable to a full twelve months of revenue from Komtek Forge and Emergency Hydraulics, which were acquired in 2021. Net income for the quarter was positively impacted by improved gross margins and a favorable adjustment in income tax expense.

Brian Powers, President and CEO, stated “We are pleased with the ongoing success of our business model, as our overall sales and gross margins continue to improve. Crawford United is continuing to explore opportunities for increased revenue and improved profitability, always with an eye towards additional acquisitions.”

About Crawford United Corporation.
Crawford United Corporation is a growth-oriented holding company providing specialty industrial products to diverse markets, including healthcare, education, aerospace, defense, and transportation. The company currently operates two business segments. The Commercial Air Handling Equipment segment is a leader in designing, manufacturing, and installing highly customized, large-scale commercial, institutional, and industrial air handling solutions, primarily for hospitals and universities. The Industrial & Transportation Products segment provides highly complex precision components to customers in the aerospace and defense industries, as well as a full line of branded metal, silicone, plastic, rubber, hydraulic, marine and fuel hose products. For more information, go to

Information about Forward Looking Statements.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements made regarding the company’s future results. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as “guidance,” “outlook,” “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “seeks,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements, or other statements made by the Company, are made based upon management’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and are subject to uncertainties and factors (including, but not limited to, those specified below) which are difficult to predict and, in many instances, are beyond the control of the Company. As a result, actual results of the Company could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward looking statements. These uncertainties and factors include the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, and manage the larger operations of the combined businesses, the Company’s dependence upon a limited number of customers in the aerospace industry, the highly competitive industry in which the Company operates, which includes several competitors with greater financial resources and larger sales organizations, the Company’s ability to capitalize on market opportunities in certain sectors, the Company’s ability to obtain cost effective financing and the Company’s ability to satisfy obligations under its financing arrangements, shortages in supply or increased costs of freight, labor or necessary products, components or raw materials, the moderation of the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resumption of operations by the Company’s customers, loosening of public health restrictions, or any reimposed restrictions or tightening of public health restrictions which could impact the demand for the Company’s products , general economic uncertainty in key global markets and a worsening of global economic conditions, including slow economic growth or recession, inflation, currency and credit market volatility, reduced capital expenditures and changes in government trade, fiscal, tax and monetary policies and adverse effects from evolving geopolitical conditions, such as the military conflict in Ukraine, as well as the risks described from time to time in the Company’s reports as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of the Company and its forward-looking statements is included in its most recent Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as may be required by law. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Brian E. Powers
President & CEO
“Crawford United has a great future behind it.

1 EBITDA As Defined is a Non-GAAP financial measure. Please refer to the definition and table at the end of this release for a reconciliation of EBITDA As Defined to net income.

Consolidated Income Statement (Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
  December 31,     December 31,  
  2022         2021         2022         2021      
Sales $ 32,660,531   100 %   $ 27,320,481   100 %   $ 127,754,927   100 %   $ 104,162,227   100 %
Cost of Sales   25,072,450   77 %     22,588,935   83 %     100,722,146   79 %     82,249,762   79 %
Gross Profit   7,588,081   23 %     4,731,546   17 %     27,032,781   21 %     21,912,465   21 %
Operating Expenses:                                              
Selling, general and administrative expenses   4,827,136   15 %     4,055,332   15 %     18,499,309   14 %     14,922,213   14 %
Operating Income   2,760,945   8 %     676,214   2 %     8,533,472   7 %     6,990,252   7 %
Other (Income) Expenses:                                              
Interest charges   391,987   1 %     187,892   1 %     1,138,224   1 %     881,741   1 %
Other (income) expense   (364,276 ) -1 %     (119,805 ) -1 %     (336,945 ) 0 %     (1,254,432 ) -1 %
Total Other (Income) and Expenses   27,711   0 %     68,087   0 %     801,279   1 %     (372,690 ) 0 %
Income before Income Taxes   2,733,235   8 %     608,127   2 %     7,732,194   6 %     7,362,942   7 %
Income tax expense   (336,484 ) -1 %     543,429   2 %     1,170,791   1 %     1,709,644   2 %
Net income $ 3,069,719   9 %   $ 64,698   0 %   $ 6,561,403   5 %   $ 5,653,298   5 %
Net income per common share                                              
Basic $ 0.88         $ 0.02         $ 1.89         $ 1.66      
Diluted $ 0.88         $ 0.02         $ 1.89         $ 1.66      
Weighted average shares outstanding                                              
Basic   3,476,019           3,408,906           3,462,868           3,405,061      
Diluted   3,476,019           3,409,819           3,462,868           3,405,061      

Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

EBITDA As Defined is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company is providing in this press release. EBITDA As Defined reflects net income before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and also excludes certain charges and corporate-level expenses as defined in the Company’s current revolving credit facility. The Company presents this non-GAAP financial measure because management uses EBITDA As Defined to assess the Company’s performance and believes that EBITDA As Defined is useful to investors as an indication of the Company’s compliance with its financial covenants in its revolving credit facility. Additionally, EBITDA As Defined is a measure used under the Company’s revolving credit facility to determine whether the Company may incur additional debt under such facility. EBITDA As Defined is not a measure of performance under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, net income or cash flow information calculated in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA As Defined herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. The following table reconciles net income to EBITDA As Defined:

  Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
  December 31,     December 31,  
  2022     2021     2022     2021  
Net income $ 3,069,719     $ 67,698     $ 6,561,403     $ 5,653,298  
Interest charges   391,987       187,892       1,138,224       881,741  
Income tax expense   (336,484 )     543,429       1,170,791       1,709,645  
Depreciation and amortization   950,526       753,332       3,750,805       2,986,599  
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense   19,807       6,382       957,728       429,344  
Gain on reversal of contingent liability   (750,000 )           (750,000 )      
Amortization of right of use assets   652,111       286,946       1,706,810       1,152,180  
Unrealized loss (gain) on investments in equity securities   324,834       (77,326 )     860,273       188,615  
Forgiveness of PPP loan                     (1,453,837 )
Non-recurring transaction charges         87,641       246,026       613,951  
EBITDA As Defined $ 4,322,500     $ 1,855,994     $ 15,642,060     $ 12,161,536  

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