Ottawa – 31 January 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 quarter and year ended September 30, 2021.
Strong financial performance through successive quarters saw BluMetric end fiscal 2021 with revenue 24% higher than the previous year and net earnings reaching $3.7 million, both records for the Company to date. BluMetric continued to win new work and expand its reach across key markets and service lines.
“We are privileged to work with such a dedicated team of professionals at BluMetric,” said Scott MacFabe, CEO of BluMetric. “Achieving such high levels of project excellence, client service and financial performance is an outstanding achievement and a solid foundation to continue to invest in growth.”
“BluMetric’s management team has delivered on several long-term, important initiatives that have supported these impressive results,” said Geoff Simonett, Board Chair. “The Board is very pleased with the Company’s performance and its position to capitalize on further growth opportunities.”
Revenues in the Commercial and Industrial and Government markets increased by 54% and 36% respectively in fiscal 2021 over 2020, driven by COVID-related services, new project wins, strong client relationships in Canada’s North, and overall increased activity in these sectors. The Military market has remained consistent for BluMetric year over year, as much of its services in this sector are deemed essential. Revenues in the Mining market decreased by $690,000 compared to the prior year as the Company completed two large mining projects. BluMetric continues to see diversification across its four markets as a key strength.
BluMetric’s financial performance and cash position allowed the Company to make important investments for growth.
“BluMetric has demonstrated we can meet challenges and thrive” said MacFabe. “As we continue to deliver on client needs, our strong cash position allows us to make new investments to build on our strengths to support growth in our traditional markets and pursue new opportunities.”
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 (debt) is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as cash less total debt excluding lease liabilities.
The full results are available at www.sedar.com.
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 www.blumetric.ca or please contact:
Scott MacFabe, CEO
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Vivian Karaiskos, CFO
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
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