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PEN Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results




MIAMI, FL — (Marketwired) — 05/23/17 — PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) (“PEN” or “the Company”), a global leader in developing, commercializing and marketing consumer and industrial products enabled by nanotechnology, reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2017, PEN recorded double digit sales growth, improved gross margin and delivered its first profitable quarter since 2014.

Scott Rickert, PEN–s President, Chairman and CEO, said: “We got off to a solid start in 2017, generating healthy revenue growth, profitable operations, positive operating cash flow and a much-improved cash position.

“Our financial results for the quarter reflect the hard work we have done to increase our sales, and right-size operations over the last several years, first in Texas and more recently in Ohio. I know many investors wish that both the sales growth and the streamlining could have happened faster, and, as an investor, I agree. As the Chief Executive, however, I know that changes of this magnitude in any organization do not happen overnight. I am truly impressed with how nimble PEN has become, thanks to solid planning and execution by our team members throughout the organization.

“Looking forward, we see additional opportunities to refocus operations in Ohio and are moving forward with our plan to rebrand and reintroduce some of our key health and safety products into the market later this year. I am confident in our ability to grow PEN over time.”

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, total revenues were $2,216,350, up 12% over revenues of $1,979,161 in the comparable period in 2016.

For the first quarter of 2017, overall gross profit amounted to $933,317, up 28% from $731,124 for the first quarter of 2016. Gross margin was 42%, compared to 37% in the year ago period. The increase in gross margin was attributable higher gross margin from the Product segment, which was partially offset by lower gross margin from the Contract services segment during the quarter.

Operating expenses totaled $863,903 in the first quarter of 2017, down 2% from $879,235 in the first quarter of 2016. The decrease was due to lower salaries, wages and related benefits, research and development expenses and general and administrative expenses, offset by higher professional fees and selling and marketing expenses.

Operating income was $69,414 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to an operating loss of $148,111 in the first quarter of 2016.

Other income was $24,998 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $28,176 in the first quarter of 2016.

Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 amounted to $94,412 or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $119,935 or ($0.04) per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Basic and diluted earnings per share were based on 3,034,659 and 2,997,646 weighted average shares outstanding, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016.

Sales from PEN–s Product segment for the first quarter of 2017 were $1,996,489, up 18% from $1,693,426 for the three months ended March 31, 2016, due to a renewed focus on sales and increased sales of coatings products.

Gross margin in the Product segment in the first quarter of 2017 was 48%, compared to 45% in the year ago period, primarily due to differences in the assortment of products sold.

Revenues from the Contract services segment for the first quarter of 2017 were $219,861 compared to $285,735 in the first quarter of 2016.

Gross margin from the Contract services segment in the first quarter of 2017 was negative 12%, compared to negative 10% in the year ago period.

As of March 31, 2017, PEN held cash and cash equivalents of $305,402 as compared to $189,128 at December 31, 2016. As of March 31, 2017, PEN had a working capital deficit of $917,040 compared to a working capital deficit of $1,072,691 at December 31, 2016.

During the first quarter of 2017, PEN generated $151,188 in cash flow from operations. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had short-term debt of $1,095,450 compared to $1,070,137 as of December 31, 2016.

PEN will host an investor webcast on Thursday, June 1st at 1 pm EDT to discuss first quarter results, provide a business update and take questions from investors. Participants can register 20 minutes prior to the event at:

Questions for the event may be submitted in advance to .

PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) is a leader in developing, commercializing, and marketing consumer and industrial products enabled by nanotechnology that solve everyday problems for customers in the health, transportation, military, sports, and safety industries. Through PEN–s wholly-owned subsidiary PEN Brands LLC (formerly Nanofilm Ltd.), the Company develops, manufactures and sells products based on nanotechnology including the ULTRA CLARITY┬« brand eyeglass cleaner, CLARITY DEFOG IT brand defogging products and CLARITY ULTRASEAL┬« nanocoating products for glass and ceramics. The Company also sells an environmentally friendly surface protector, fortifier, and cleaner through a wholly-owned subsidiary, PEN Technology, LLC. The Company–s Applied Nanotech, Inc. subsidiary in Austin, Texas functions as the Design Center conducting contract services for government and private customers and new product development for PEN focusing on innovative and advanced product solutions in the areas of safety, health, and sustainability. For more information about PEN, visit .

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning our business, products, and financial results. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. More information about potential risk factors that could affect our business, products, and financial results are included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, and in reports subsequently filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). All documents are available through the SEC–s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) at or from our website listed above. We hereby disclaim any obligation to publicly update the information provided above, including forward-looking statements, to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Elaine Ketchmere
PEN Inc.

(844) 273-6462





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