Plaintree Systems Inc. Announces a Profitable 2013 Year

Plaintree Systems Inc. Announces a Profitable 2013 Year

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Plaintree Systems Inc. (Plaintree, traded on CNSX under the symbol NPT).

Fiscal 2013 Results

Plaintree announced today that it has released its audited financial statements and related management discussion and analysis for the year ended March 31, 2013.

During fiscal 2013, Plaintree realized revenues of $13,790,759 compared to $12,640,541 in fiscal 2012 and net income of $373,286, compared to a net loss of $(631,833) in fiscal 2012. Basic and diluted loss per share was $(0.09) and $(0.16) in fiscals 2013 and 2012 respectively after adjusting for accrued unpaid dividends in the Company's Class A preferred shares.

Inventory write-downs of $202,632 and $273,359 are included in the results of fiscals 2013 and 2012 respectively.

"For the past two years the world economic slowdown has affected Plaintree," said David Watson, President and CEO. "Finally in 2013 things began to improve and we have just posted very satisfactory financial results.

"However, the real news is that to date in fiscal 2014 the Company has received almost $20 million dollars in orders, most of which will be shipped and invoiced during this year."

For more information on these results, please refer to Plaintree's annual 2013 financial statements together with the related Management's Discussion and Analysis report, copies of which can be obtained from the Company's website at and/or under Plaintree's name at

About Plaintree Systems

Plaintree has two diversified product lines consisting of Specialty Structures and Electronics.

The Specialty Structures Division includes the former Triodetic Group with over 40 years of experience, is a design/build manufacturer of steel, aluminum and stainless steel specialty structures such as commercial domes, free form structures, barrel vaults, space frames and industrial dome coverings, and Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp., a manufacturer of high end fire and emergency vehicles.

The Electronics Division includes the legacy Hypernetics, Summit Aerospace USA Inc. and Plaintree free space optics (FSO) businesses.

Plaintree's FSO systems transmit data at high speeds using beams of light instead of traditional radio frequency which can suffer from congestion. Hypernetics was established in 1972 and is a manufacturer of avionic components for various applications including aircraft antiskid braking, aircraft instrument indicators, solenoids, high purity valves and permanent magnet alternators. Summit Aerospace USA Inc. provides high precision machining to the aerospace and defense markets. Our facility includes 5 axis CNC precision machining of complex castings and large ring parts such as turbine and assembly shrouds as well as assembly & pressure seals. Summit will support requirements from concept, prototype and throughout production.

Plaintree's shares are traded under the symbol "NPT". Shareholders and Investors can access Company information on CNSX's website and receive full Company disclosure monthly. For more information on Plaintree or to receive stock quotes, complete with trading summaries, bid size and ask price, brokerage house participation, insider reports, news releases, disclosure information, and CNSX and SEDAR filings, visit the CNSX website at or the Company's website at

Plaintree is publicly traded in Canada on the CNSX (NPT) with 12,925,253 common shares and 18,325 class A preferred shares outstanding.

This press release may include statements that are forward-looking and based on current expectations.The actual results of the company may differ materially from current expectations.The business of the company is subject to many risks and uncertainties, including changes in markets for the company's products, delays in product development and introduction to manufacturing and intense competition.For a more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties related to the company's business, please refer to documents filed by the company with the Canadian regulatory authorities, including the annual report of the Company for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 and related management discussion and analysis.

Canadian National Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

For further information:
Anna Pelkey, (613) 623-3434 x2261

Plaintree Systems Inc.
Anna Pelkey, 613-623-3434 x2261

KEYWORDS:   North America  Canada


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