Nov. 29, 2012
NOBLE IRON INC. (Formerly Texada Software Inc.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TSX Venture Exchange: NIR
Noble Iron Doubles Revenue for Q3 and the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012
* Third quarter revenues for the Company doubled to $3.97 Ml. from $1.88 Ml. in the same period of 2011.
* Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $12.02 Ml. as compared to $4.18 Ml. for the same period in 2011.
* The Company changed its name to “Noble Iron Inc.”, received a new TSX Venture Exchange trading symbol “NIR”, and completed a five-for-one share consolidation on July 23, 2012.
* The Company expanded its rental and distribution operations to Houston, Texas, through the acquisition of certain assets of Bane Machinery Houston LP, launching the second major North American marketplace it serves.
Houston, Texas – Noble Iron Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: NIR), formerly Texada Software Inc., today announced its unaudited interim operating results for Q3 and the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Total revenues for the quarter were $3.97 Ml. as compared to $1.88 Ml. for the same quarter in 2011. Revenue for the nine month period ending September 30, 2012 reached $12.02 Ml. as compared to $4.18 Ml. for the same period in the prior year.
The Company achieved a year-to-date Adjusted EBITDA (defined as net income (loss) for the period adjusted for depreciation, amortization, gain on expiry of default judgement, interest, foreign exchange and stock based compensation) of $1.11 Ml. for the nine month period ended September 30, 2012 as compared to nil for the same nine month period in 2011. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $0.15 Ml. as compared to $0.10 Ml. for the same quarter in 2011.
The Company incurred a net loss of $0.29 Ml. and $1.22 Ml. for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012, as compared to net earnings of $4.35 Ml. and $4.08 Ml. for the same periods in 2011. The difference between 2012 and 2011 net earnings is due primarily to a one-time non-cash gain in 2011 that resulted from the acquisition of certain assets.
Third quarter operating expenses increased from $1.71 Ml. in 2011 to $3.80 Ml. in 2012. This is prior to a $0.69 Ml. reduction to reported operating expense in Q3 2012 due to the expiry of a previously recorded default judgement, and prior to a reduction due to a gain on fair value increment totaling $4.9 Ml in Q3 2011. Total operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $10.44 Ml. as compared to $4.13 Ml. in the period ending September 30, 2011 as adjusted for the previously mentioned items.
“The Company is pleased to have begun operating from a second CELL (Centralized Equipment Logistics Location) at 505 Rankin Road in Houston, Texas during the third quarter,” stated Willie Swisher, the Company’s CEO. He continued “additionally our software business unit, Texada Software, continues to develop exciting new features for 2013, such as our pending release of Web Client, a zero footprint deployment that can launch in any web browser, bringing a new level of performance to our customers.”
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About Noble Iron Inc. (NIR: TSX Venture Exchange)
Noble Iron Inc. operates in three complementary sectors: equipment rental, equipment dealership and enterprise software for the construction and industrial equipment industry.
The Company operates its equipment rental business and dealership under the name “Noble Iron.” Noble Iron rental depots currently serve customers in California and Texas. Noble Iron’s dealership offers selected manufacturers’ equipment and accessories for sale, and is the exclusive distributor of LiuGong Construction Machinery equipment in Southeast Texas.
The Company’s software division, Texada Software, provides software applications to manage the complete equipment ownership lifecycle, from acquisition, rental, sales and other activities, through disposal. Texada Software offers in-the-cloud or client-based software, and is scalable to meet the needs of any customer.
The Company can be reached at 1-832-767-4424, or at www.nobleiron.com
Investor Relations Contact:
Thomas C. Caldaroni
Chief Financial Officer
Noble Iron Inc.
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