Press Release

BluMetric Announces Profitable Third Quarter in FY2017

Ottawa – August 29, 2017 – BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSX.V: BLM), an Ottawa-based cleantech company, announced revenue of $7.4 million and net income of $70,000 in the unaudited results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Financial Highlights

  • Year-to-date revenue is $22.9 million, a reduction of 5% compared to $24.2 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2016.
  • Revenue for the quarter decreased 11% to $7.4 million compared to $8.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Professional Services revenue of $5.2 million decreased $400,000 quarter over quarter, while Water Systems revenue of $2.2 million showed a decrease of $600,000. The decline in the Water Systems revenue can be mainly attributed to the length of the sales cycles for new engineered solutions projects, while Professional Services faced some project and program delays.
  • Gross margin decreased slightly to 19% compared to 22% for the same quarter in fiscal 2016, mostly arising from lower margins in Professional Services, offset slightly by improved margins in Water Systems.  Year-to-date gross margin is 21%, slightly lower than 22% for the prior year.
  • Operating costs were down slightly to $1.2M from the same quarter in the prior year at $1.3 million.
  • Net income for the quarter was $70,000 compared to a net income of $371,000 for the same quarter in fiscal 2016.  In the nine-month period, net income was $388,000 compared to $675,000 in the previous year.
  • EBITDA (see Note 1 definition below) in the quarter decreased to $337,000 from $698,000 for the same quarter in fiscal 2016, and in the nine months decreased to $1.2 million from $1.7 million in the same period in the previous year.

Operational Highlights and Outlook

  • The Company made significant progress in implementing operational improvements, specifically in business lead identification, project management and execution, and market-driven research and innovation.
  • Business development activity in both Water Systems and Professional Services has been significant in all our major target areas:  Military; Food, Beverage, & Agriculture; Mining; and Development, with new signed contracts both in Q3 and post quarter end.
  • We have aligned our research and innovation and commercialization efforts to ammonia reduction processes and the development of products that address our clients’ dynamic economic and regulatory environments.
  • Subsequent to the end of Q3, BluMetric won two new contracts in excess of $1.0 million in Central America, demonstrating the strength and adaptability of our products in a wide range of environments.

Financial Summary

Three Months Ended
June 30, 2017
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2016
Nine Months Ended
June 30, 2017
Nine Months Ended
June 30, 2016
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
Revenue 7,434 8,378 22,942 24,235
Gross profit 1,445 1,871 4,745 5,260
Gross margin % 19% 22% 21% 22%
Operating expenses 1,205 1,269 3,833 3,874
EBITDA1 337 698 1,205 1,742
Adjusted EBITDA2 419 769 1,259 1,546
Net income 70 371 388 675
Income per share -basic 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.02
Income per share -diluted 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.02

Note 1: EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as net income before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

Note 2: Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as EBITDA, gain or loss on foreign exchange, stock-based compensation, gain or loss on sale of property plant and equipment, unrealized gains on investments held for sale, and impairment of goodwill.

The full results are available at

About BluMetric Environmental Inc.

BluMetric Environmental Inc. is a publicly traded cleantech company with a portfolio of industry-leading products, processes, and services in the environment sciences and engineering sectors. We take pride in our strong record of providing sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental challenges.  Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, BluMetric’s award-winning team of industry experts serves clients in Canada, the United States, and Central America.

For more information, visit, or please contact:

Roger Woeller, CEO
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Tel: 613.839.3053 x242

Robin M. Sundstrom
IRonside Investor Relations
Tel: 647.822.8111

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