Aug. 29, 2012
Noble Iron Inc. Announces Record Revenue and Releases Operating Results for Q2 and the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012
– Record revenue of $4.05 Ml. in Q2 and $8.05 Ml. for the six months ended June 30, 2012 as compared to $1.20 Ml. and $2.30 Ml. for the respective 2011 periods.
– Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) of $0.44 Ml. and net loss of $0.53 Ml. in Q2 2012 as compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.02 Ml. and net loss of $0.11 Ml. in 2011. Adjusted EBITDA of $0.96 Ml. and net loss of $0.93 Ml. for the six months ended June 30, 2012 as compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.08 Ml. and net loss of $0.27 Ml. in 2011.
– Name change to “Noble Iron Inc.” from “Texada Software Inc.”, new stock symbol “NIR” and five-for-one share consolidation all effected on July 23, 2012.
– Acquisition of assets of Bane Machinery Houston LP completed on July 9, 2012.
HOUSTON, TEXAS—(Marketwire – Aug. 29, 2012) – Noble Iron Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NIR), formerly Texada Software Inc., today announced its unaudited interim operating results for Q2 and the six months ended June 30, 2012. Total revenue for Q2 was a record $4.05 Ml. compared with $1.20 Ml. for the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA (defined as net (loss) for the period adjusted for depreciation, amortization, interest, foreign exchange and stock based compensation) was $0.44 Ml. compared to a loss of $0.02 Ml. in 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, revenue totaled $8.05 Ml. with Adjusted EBITDA of $0.96 Ml. as compared to $2.30 Ml. in revenue with an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.08 Ml. for the same six month period of 2011.
The Company had a net loss in Q2 of $0.53 Ml., and $0.93 Ml. for the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to net losses of $0.11 Ml. and $0.27 Ml. for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. Q2 operating expenses increased to $3.46 Ml. from $1.11 Ml. in 2011 and to $6.64 Ml. for the six months ended June 30, 2012 from $2.12 Ml. in the prior year. Depreciation and amortization, driven primarily by the capital assets used in rental operations, increased to $0.87 Ml. and $1.51 Ml. for the three and six month periods ending June 30, 2012 as compared to nil for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2011.
“The Company continued to thrive in the second quarter, with our rental revenue far surpassing the 8.2% annualized growth being reported in the rental industry for the first half of 2012,” stated Willie Swisher, Noble Iron’s CEO. He continued, “Noble Iron continues to take a strategic approach to growth and structure, as evidenced by our recent acquisition in Houston, Texas and establishment of key long-term relationships with manufacturers and lenders as well as our name change to Noble Iron and completion of the share consolidation initiative. The team continues to execute, growing customer, employee and shareholder value.”
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About Noble Iron Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NIR)
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 select 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 to disposal. Texada offers in-the-cloud or client-based software, and is scalable to meet the needs of any customer.
The Company can be reached at 1-800-361-1233 or 1-519-836-7073, or at www.nobleiron.com.
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