Press Release

BluMetric Announces Q1 2022 Financial Results

Ottawa – 24 February 2022 – BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSX.V: BLM), a full-service environmental consulting and engineering cleantech firm, is pleased to announce its financial results for the first quarter ended December 31, 2021.


  • Revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2021 was $7.8 million compared to $8.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.
  • Gross margin decreased slightly to 26% for the quarter, compared to 27% for the same quarter in the previous year.
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (see Note 1 definition below) for Q1 2022 decreased to $912,000 from $1.2 million in Q1 2021.
  • Net cash (see Note 3 below for definition) at December 31, 2021 was $2.6 million. This compares to net cash at September 30, 2021 of $2.8 million and net cash of $76,000 at December 31, 2020.

The Commercial and Industrial market increased slightly in Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2021. The Government market continues to see strong activity, with a current focus on more traditional environmental services rather than pandemic-related projects that were prevalent in Q1 2021. Revenue from the Military market was consistent with Q1 2021. Revenue in the Mining market declined in Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2021. The Company continues to see potential in this market and has bolstered the Mining management team in an effort to add new clients to its Mining portfolio.

“BluMetric’s first quarter for 2022 continues the positive results that made fiscal 2021 a record year for the Company,” says Scott MacFabe, CEO of BluMetric.


BluMetric is putting strategies in place to support growth and market expansion, including expanding its standard products for mobile potable water and wastewater treatment. In addition, the Company is considering acquisition opportunities to accelerate growth.

The Company’s broad diversity of services and market sectors and its strong working capital will position BluMetric for continued future growth.

Financial Table

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2021
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020
($000) ($000)
Revenue 7,816 8,152
Gross profit 2,045 2,220
Gross margin % 26% 27%
Operating expenses 1,265 1,151
Operating profit 780 1,068
Finance costs 33 120
Earnings before provision for income tax 747 949
Income tax expense (recovery) 195 249
Net earnings 552 700
Income per share -basic and diluted 0.02 0.02
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA1 912 1,221
Free cash flow2 (348) 294
Net cash3 2,566 76


Note 1: Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as net income before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) before gain or loss on sale of property and equipment and impairment of goodwill.

Note 2: Free cash flow is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as operating cash flows less capital expenditures and net payment of lease obligations.

Note 3: Net cash is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as cash less total debt excluding lease liabilities.

The full results are available at

About BluMetric Environmental Inc.

BluMetric Environmental Inc. is a publicly traded environmental consulting and engineering company with expertise across professional and trade disciplines and technologies that allow for the design, fabrication and delivery of sustainable solutions to environmental and water challenges. BluMetric has more than 160 employees operating in ten offices and over 40 years of expertise. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, BluMetric’s team of industry experts serves Commercial and Industrial, Military, Mining and Government clients in Canada and the United States.

For more information, visit or please contact:

Scott MacFabe, CEO
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Tel: 613.839.3053

Vivian Karaiskos, CFO
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Tel: 613.839.3053

Forward-Looking Statements

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